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Frumtbe Dailj State Sentinel.
BT MRS. SARAH T. ROLTOX.
Fair banner of our native land,
Shall thy proud atar and stripes be riTen
By faction's voice and treason's hand i
No, no, forbid it heaven !
Forbid it ye wao bravely hurled
Defiance at the oppressor's ban.
And won for this broad Western world
Freedom, the rights of man.
Forbid it ye who proudly reap
The harvest sown by patriot, age ;
Show to all time that ye can keep
Unstained, your glorious heritage.
Speak, children of the braTe and free.
Speak out, and let your watchword be,
Union forever !
By every pall'd face that turned
From burdens it could bear no more !
By every weary heart that yearns
To find a home on Freedom's shere !
By evorj high and hoary, throne,
Where tyranay's red banner waves !
By every bitter tear and groan
Of Europe's fair browed slaves !
By common interests, kindred ties,
By every altar, home and health,
By all yu cherish, all you prize,
The hope of heaven, the peace of earth,
Bpeak, children of the brave and free,
Speak out, and let jour watchword be,
Union forever !
Now is the time for action tread
The path our country's fathers trod ;
Guard well the shrine to which it led,
.And leave the rest to God;
Trusting that hia almighty power
Will stay the rage of faction's might,
Roll back the clouds that round us lower,
And say, let there be light I
Now is the time for action strike !
Not in hot wrath, with flashing sword,
But be your warfare Christian-like
Your weapons, soothing words ;
Let every land and eTery sea,
Echo the watchword of the free,
Union forever !
Shall old despotic throne and crown,
Rejoicing, see the accursed hour
That dims forever the renown
Of fair Columbia's power ?
Shall the mute suffering, voiceless woe,
Appeal to you in vain ?
No ! by their memories proud and grand,
By all that makes by all that mars
The growing greatness of eur laud,
Part not the stripes and stars !
But speak, speak out, till land and sea
Repeat the witchword of the free.
Union fo-ever !
IHÖ STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.
O aav.can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last
Whose broad stripe3 and bright stars through the
O'er the rampai ta we watched, were 90 gallaatly
And the rockeu' red glare, the bombs bursting in
Gave proof through the niht that our flag was
ijO iiy.'daes that Star-Spangled Ponneryet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the
On that shore, dimly seen through the mists of the
Where the foes haughty host in dread s'lence re
poses, What is that which the breeze o'er the toweriig
As it fitfully b'ows.now conceal., now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first
In full glory rejected row fhines on the 6tream:
T5s the Star-Spangled Banner, O long may it
O'er the land of the free and the home of the
And where are the foes who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war, and the battle'. confu
sion. A home and a country should leave us m more:
Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's
NereMige could eave the hireling and slac
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the
And the Star-Spanjled Banner hi triumph doth
O'er the laud of the free and the home of the
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's deso
lation; E!est with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued
Traise the power töat hath made and preserved
us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it i3 just,
And thübe ourraotto, "IuGod isocr trust;"
And the otar-Spanjlci Banner in triumph shall
O'er the land ef the free and the home of the
New York, Apid 23. G?ntiemea fi:n Wash
ington report that Baltimore ins h;ive telegraphed
to H irper's Ferry for Virginia troeps to come to
The home of II. Winter Da via was entered by
a mob, but ho having left, his faaily was not mo
lested. The 1111 of the German Turners was Racked.
The citizens of Cockeysvillo were holding a
Uo on meeting.
When t-vo omnibus loads of Baltimore poliee
soldiers came up to burn the bridges to the Penn
sylvania liae,they were attacked and dispersed by
the Union men, who formed guards and protected
the bridge until the arrival of the PeLnsylvania
Annapolis, Md., April 21. It is said that Gov.
Hicks pjotested to Gen. Butler and the Massachu
setts regiment artist landing troop. here. T.iey
were consequently landing at the Naval Academy,
which is the evclusive property of the Government.
A regiment of volunteers left here for Cleve
land this morning. Business was almost entirely
usperded: The Citizen turned out en masse to
te them off.
Correspondence of the Buffalo (N. Y.) Courier.
Explosion of an Oil Well.
Tidioute, Penn., Thursday. April 18.
On the Buchanan Farm, Wan en coun
ty. Penn.. seventeen milea fiom Tidioute,
where a large number of oil wells have
beec sunk, within the past two months
with great success, on Wednesday last oc
curred ine of the most frightful accidents
that it has ever been the province of a
newspaper to record. The telegraph has
furnished a skeleton of the accident, but
the details have not yet been made pub
lic. A well which has been drilled over two
hundred feet by Hawley dc Merrick, had
struck oil, but tho yield being less than
expected, the pumping was abandoned and
drilling recommenced. Over one hundred
further were drilled, when at half-past five
on Wednesday evening, a 6iidden rush of
oil through the five ineh and a half tubing
threw out the drills and gushed up in the
air forty feet above the surface of the
ground. At the least computation h was
throwing from seventv to one hundred
barrels an hour. Above this mass of ol.
the gas of benzine rose in a cloud, for fif
ty or sixty feet. As soon as the oil com
menced gushing forth, all the fires of en
gines in the neighborhood were immedi
At about half past seven, as a large
number of boys and men were around the
well engaged in saving the oil, the gas
from the well which had spread in every
direction took fire from the engine of a
well over four hundred rods distant, when
in a second the whola air was in a flame,
with a crash
and a roar like discbarg
es from a park of artillery.
As soon as the gas took fire, the head of
the jet of oil was in a furious blaze, and
falling like water from a fountain over a
space one hundred feet in diameter; each
drop came down a blazing globe of biii'ig
oil. Instantly the ground was a flame,
constantly increased and augmented by the
falling oil at once a scene of indescriba
ble horror took place. Scores were thrown
flat, aod for a distance of twenty feet, and
numbers horribly burned, rushing blazing
from the hell of misfortune, shrieking and
screaming in their anguish.
Just within the circle of the flame could
be seei. four bodies boiling in the seething
oil, and one man who had been digging
at a flitch to convey the oil to a low.r part
of the ground wa9 killed as he dug, and
nould be seen, as be Jell over the handle
of the spade, roasting in tl e fierce ele
ment. Mr. II. R. Rouse, of the firm of
ol Rouse, Ritchell & Brown, of the vil
lage of Enterprise, Warren county, a gen
tleman largely interested in wells in this
locality, aud whose income from them
amounted to 81,000 a day, was standing
near the pit and was blown twenty feet by
the explosion. He got up and ran about
ten or fifteen feet further, and was drag
ged out" by two men, and conveyed to a
shanty some distance from the well. When
he arrived not a vestige of clothing was
left upon him except his stockings and
boots. His hair was burned off as well as
his finger nails his ears and his eyelids,
while the balls of his eyes were crisped to
In this condition he lived nine hours
made his will, leaving $100,000 to the poor
of Warren county ; the same amount to
repair the roads of Warren county, to be
disbursed by the County Commissioners ;
and 500 a year to his father his ouly
living relation for life. IIa died, how
ever, without signing the will. His body
was taken on Friday to Westfield, Chatv
uque County, and buried, as he requested,
by the sida of his mother.
In addition to Mr. House, the following
were taken out of the flames dead:
Two Messrs. Walker, brothers, of Clari
on county, Penn.
Wesley Skinner, engineer of Dobb'a
well, from Wattsburg, Pa.
A man named Stevtns, from Cattarau
gus county, N. Y.
A Mr. Judd Mason residence un
known. A boy named Albert Oardner, f:oin
Tho above were reoognized. In addi
tion, there are the skeletons of five others
visible within the circle of flame, and as
many are missingstrangers who came
to witness the operation of the wells. Jt
is supposed that a number of others have
been burned to a powder, closa by the
mouth of the well.
Some 34 were wounded.
At the time of the explosion, every
thing in the neighboihood sixty or sev
enty rods took fire, and shanties, der
ricks, engine-houses, dwellings, were at
once involved in flames. The boiler of
Dubb's well, eighty rods from the original
fire, blew up with a tremendous explosion,
VilUng instantly tho engineer, Wesley
Skinner, adding another intensity to the
evening' horrors. At this time" the air
was on fire. The jet of oil rushing up
ioi ty leet was Almost a pillar of livid flame,
while the gas above it, to the distance of a
hundred feet, was flashing, exploding,
dashing toward the heavens, and apparent
ly licking tho clouds with its furious
tongues of heat. All this time, durincr
thia tremenduoua combustion, the sounds
of the explosions and burnings were so
tremendous and continuous, that they
could be compared to nothing but the
rushing of a huriioane or tornado through
a forest. The fiie was so intense that no
one could stand within 150 feet without
scorching their skin or garments. It was
the most frightful, and yet the grandest
pyrotechnical display ever vouchsafed to
a human be in sr.
On Friday morning the oil was still
rushing up, on fire, with tho same regu
larity and speed, throwing, it was calcula
ted, at least 100 barrels an hour, covering
an immense space with flaming oila loss
to the proprietors of the well of from $20,
000 to 825,000 daily. No human power
can extinguish the flames, and the oil must
PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY,
burn on until the well is exhausted. No
pen can describe its fierceness no tongue
describe the magnitude of its horrors.
The following wells, with machinery,
were burned, with the accompanying esti
mated loss of oil:
Wadsworth'8 well, 300 barrels daily.
Dobb's well, 250 barrels daily.
Van Andon's well, 100 barrels daily.
T. Morland's well, 250 barrels daily.
Hawlej & Merrick's well, about 2,500
To this, awful as it is to believe, the
Cleveland Plain Dealer adds the following
We yesterday met a gentleman direct
from the Buchanan Farm, Pennsylvania.
He says telegraph has not. nor can not,
exaggerate the accounts of the burning
wells on that farm. When he left, which
was Friday last, they were still in a blaze,
the flames from some of them reaching
fifty feet in hight. The gas explosion
was tenible, killing fifteen and fatally
wounding many more.
Thousands of spectators visit the scene
every day. It seems that the earth is re
ally on fire, and its elements about to
melt with fervent heat.
As Impromptu Account or the Siege
of Scmter. While the reporters were
seated at a table busily engaged in trans
cribing the various statements received
from the officers of Major Anderson's com-
mana, on tneir arrival ai iew i oik, an
officer who had previously stood quietly
in the back gtound, suddenly addressed
them in the most emphatic manner, sub
stantially as follows: " Gentlemen of the
press, 1 earnestly entreat that you will
clearly set before our countrymen at the
North the fact that Fort Sumter was not
evacuated while there was a cartridge to
fire, or powder enough to make one with.
Never did famishing men work more brave
ly than those who defended that foi tress,
knowing, as they did, that if successfully
defended and held by them, theie was not
even a biscuit left to divide among them.
They never would have left it while a pro
tecting wall stoonaround them, had they
been provided with piovision and ammu
nition. Every man wa3 true and Hthful
to his post, and the public may be assured
that hunger and want of ammunition alone
caused us to leave Fort Sumter. We
were exposed to a most teriible fire from
all quarters, and it was only by exercising
the utmost care that the officers were enae
bled to preserve the men from a terrible
slaughter. You may further state, gen
tlemen, that Fort S'imter is hardly worth
the holding ; had there been the full fight
ing complement of men within its walls,
the fort would not have afforded suitable
protection for one of them.
The enemy's shot rained in upon and
about us like hail, and more men in Sum
ter would only have had made more havoc.
As it was, we are fortunate in having es
caped without the lo6g of one of those
brave men who were wiii'ng to die for the
flair which waved over them. It was a
panful sight to all to see tho Str.rs and
Stripes finally hauled down, but we all
fe't that we had done our duty, pnd must
submit. Tho fort was not surrendered,
but evacuated almost upon our own
William L. Dayton, of N. Jersey, Min
ister Plenipotentiary to Fiance.
Charles Fiancis Adams, of Mass., Min
ister Plenipotentiary to England.
Anson Burlingame, of Mass., Minister
Plenipotentiary to Austiia.
Norman B. Judd, of Illinois, Minister
Plenipotentiary to Prussia.
Cüssius M. Clay, of Ky., Envoy Ex!ra
ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of
the U. S. to Spain.
Jacob S. Ilaldeman, of Pennsvlvania,
Minister Resident of tho United States at
Carl Schurz, of Wisconsin, Minister to
George P. Marsh, of Vermont, Minister
James Wateon Webb, of New York,
Resident Minister to Turkey.
Thomas Corwin, of Ohio, Minister to
Henry S. Sanford, of Connecticut, Min
ister Kesident to Belgium.
Bradford R. Wood, of New York, Min
ister Resident to Denmark.
liufus King, of Wisconsin, to be Minis
ter Resident at Rome.
Thomas J. Dryer, of Oregon, to bo
Commissioner to the Sandwich Islands.
I. 0. Putnam, of New York, Consul at
Rufus P. Anderson, of Ohio, Minister
DeWitt C. Littlejohn. of New Yoik,
Consul of the U. S. at Liverpool.
Kufus Hosmer, of Michigan, Consul
General of the U. S. at Frank for t-on-the-Main.
William W. Vesey, of New York, Cou
sul ot the (Iniled States at Aix-la-Cha-pelle.
Elijah L. Hamlin, of Maine, Com
missioner under the Reciprocity Treaty
between the United Slates and Her Brit
tanio Majesty, concluded 5th of January,
Joshua R. Giddings, Consul-General to
Brill Ii North America.
II. S. Sanford, of Connecticut, Minister
Resident t Belgium.
Wm. i3. Thayer, of New York, Consul
General to Egypt.
Patrick J. Devine, Consul to Cork.
Green Clay, nephew of Cassias M. Clay.
Secretary of Legation to Spain.
Ex-Congressman Freeman H. Morse, of
Maine, Consul to London.
Is the part of wisdom to do great things
without a fuss. When Solomon, the wiseet
of men, built hia wondrous Temple, no
sound of saw or hrmmer was beared therein.
The New Policy. j
"Ion" writes from Washington to the
But we have a new reading of the in
augural in the President's leply to the com
mittee of the Virginia Convention. The
places and property belonging to the Uni
ted States, and which have been taken by
the Confederates, are to be repossessed,
that is, recaptured, provided that it shall
be in Mr. Lincoln's power to do it. So
troops are to be landed for the "relief of
any fort on the border of the country."
But for this rt an'festo of the President,
which no one can misinterpret, it might
be supposed that we should have such a
calm in the public mind as would be fa
vorable to the consideration of the best
mode for either a reorganization of the
Union, or for its peaceful division into
But the interests of the Republican par
ty are, unfortunately, adverse to any pa
cific policy, and the party is to be pre
served though the Union perish in seas of
fire and blood. It is avowed by Republic
an organs that peace would lend to reor
ganization and the consequent demorali
zation of the Ptepublican party, and the
disintegration of the Northern States.
Therefore, means for creating and keep
ing alive a war epi.'t in the North will be
We shall now watch with deep anxiety
the progress of the naval and military
expedition which goes ftouih to repossess
the forts and places and property belong
ing to the Government. Tort Pickens is
still in possession of the Government, but
it may be one of the objects of the expe
dition to recapture the other forts at Pen
sacola rnd the navy-yard.
The time has probably arrived when it
will be incumbent upon Mr. Lincoln to is
sue a proclamation upon the state of the
Our Naval Power. The total nutfi.-
her of vessels on the Navy Register for
1 80 1 , is 9 1 . They rank as follows:
Ten liners, rated at nearly 3,000 tons
each, carrying 872 guns.
Ten frigates, averaging 1,800 tons, 500
Twenty sloops of war, averaging 900
tons, 3G0 gnns.
Three brigs of 2S0 tons and six guns
0:e schooner, C5 tons, 3 guns.
Eight first-cla3 propellers, averaging
25,000 tons, carrying 23 guns but rated
at 40 each.
Six second clas propellers, averaging
2,000 tons and 14 guns each.
Seven navy-built steam gun-boats, av
eraging 900 tons and 5 guns each ; all in
Four first-class side-wheel steamers av
eraging 2,000 tons and 10 guns each.
Two third-class wheel 6teamers ; one
steam tender, and eight harbor and steam
going ships, and seven purchased steam
The Democracy ihould take heart at the
result of the late elections. The totals of
the last month's voting has been about as
Connecticut Democratic gain of two
Rhode Island ditto, and a complete Un
ion Slate ticket.
St. Louis elects a Union ticket.
Cincinnati elects a Union ticket,
Cleveland elects a Union ticket.
Columbus elecl8a Union ticket.
Ashtabula elects a Union ticket.
Hartford elects a Union ticket.
Brooklvn elects a Union ticket.
Louisville elects a Union ticket.
Burlington, N. J., elects a Union ticket.
Albany el ?cts a Union ticket.
llme, N. Y., elects a Union ticket.
Utica elects a Union ticket.
Troy elect3 a Union ticket.
Geneva elects a Union ticket.
Milwaukee elects a Union ticket.
Uacine elects a Union ticket.
Madison elects a Union ticket.
Janesville elects a Union ticket.
Beloit elects a Union ticket.
St. Paul elects a Union ticket.
Winona elects a Union ticket.
Red Wing electa a Union ticket.
Chatfield elects a Union ticket.
Joliet elects a Union ticket.
Springfield clect3 a Union ticket.
Morris elects a Union ticket.
Elgin elects a Union ticket.
Rock Inland elects a Union ticket.
Affairs at Fort Pickens Suspicions
of Lieut. Sj.emmeh. A Washington cor
respondent of the New York Herald tele
graphed under dito of the lGlh:
A collision is anticipated at any moment
at Fort Pickens. The Administration have
no means of ascertaining the movements
of the vessels off the haibor, or the troops
in that fort. If reinforcements have been
landed, the present commander, Captain
Slemmer, has been Bupertded. The Ad
ministration U not entirely satisfied with
that officer's loyalty. They have no defi
nite information ou thr.t subject, but they
strongly suspect, hince ho re fused to oby
orders which were 6ent to him, to a'dow
supplies and men to bo landed, that he is
not the proper man to command that im
The statement has already been publish
ed lhat, since the large reinforcement of
Fort Pickeps,- the command has been
transferred tc Capt. Vodges.
A man in Bridgeport has sold Bar
num a Tom Thumb dog that weighs but
three ounces. It was an English terrier,
and sold for 8100. Such a deg is good
for nothing. He isn't big enough to do
barking for himselt let alone barking at
any one else.
A da M S N
MAY 2, 1861.
Latent War JYeics.
PREPARATIONS FOR IHE WAR.
New York, 25.
The Associated Press have reliable in
formation just received that the New York
Gtb, 7ih, 12th and 71st Regiments have
safely arrived at Washington, and are
now quartered at the Navy Yard in that
General Wool has received information
that two private steamers were fitted out
fct Norfolk before Virginia seceded. One
has a single rifled gun, and the other four
large guns. Col. May has tendered his
sen-ices to Gov. Morgan.
Col. Stevens, a millionaire of N. Jersey
has signified his intention to equip a regi
ment for service.
Leslie Coombs has telegraphed from
Frankfort, Kentucky, saying that Critten
den is absent, and a.skinir: "Can we jret
arms and money for se'f-defence ia the
Union? " Gen. Wool sent the dispateh
to the President.
It is stated that 70,000 stand of arms
were captured by the secessionists in ta
king Fayetteville (N. C.) Arsenal.
The Adjutant General of North Caroli
na ca Is for 30,000.
The gunboat Pocahontas arrived at
Washington on Monday night, with 120
marines and 250 soldiers.
Among the recent resignations are Com
mander McBiair, Lieutenants Bennett and
Windei, of the National Observatory ;
Lieutenants Brooke, Powell, Lewis and
Linnus, of the Navy, and Colonel Johnson,
Quarter-Master General of the Army.
The Empire City arrived to day from
Texas, bringing 316 infantry, and 277
cavalry, under command of Mai. Shep-
herd The irunboat Mohawk was at Ha
vana for sunnlies. to sail in a dav or two
Passengers arrived here by the North
ern Central road say all is quiet in Balti
moae. All the wholesale houses are
AH clerks over 14 years were re
quired to enlist. Many were leaving the
r.ity in consequence. Five cars arrived
at Chambersburgh filled with families fly
ing from Baltimoie.
Baltimore money is ten per cent below
par there, and Pennsylvania money is b9-
ing exchanged for gold and siler.
Election progressed quietly yesterday,
and there was no opposition to the South -ein
New Yoik, 25.
A gentleman from Washington via the
Relay House and Wheeling, reports that
the secessionists have planted a battery of
four t;uns at Harper's Ferry, commanding
tho bridge. Trains are stopped and ex
amined, and the road for a mi.'e was lined
At Wheeling a strong Union feeling
prevails and 2,500 men were under
The schooner Lucas was fired into in
Chesapeake Bay by two schooners, but
A gentleman who passed through Wil
mington, N. C, on Saturday, learned fiom
the railroad conductor that arrangements
were being made to convey troops from
Charleston to Richmond ; 2,000 were then
on the way.
Wheeling, Va., April 25.
The Bell-Everett men of this Congress
ional District met in Convention to-day
aud accepted the nominee of the Douglas
Democrats for Congress.
A resolution was adopted approving
Harrison & Co.'s preamble and resolution,
which condemns the course of Eastern
Virginia, and recommends all Northwest
ern counties to send delegates to a Con
vention to be held at Wheeling ou the 13ih
of Mav next.
Everything was transacted with perfect
The prevalent feeling here is that there
will bo a division of the Stato.
There is a probability of re-opening
travel to and from Washington by order
of Gen. Scott. It is reported that over
2,000 Southern troops arrived at Norfolk
on Tuesday. Destination secret. Everv
endeavor has been used with the authori
ties of Baltimore to permit the re-opening
of telegraphic communication, but un
successfully. The rumor in regard to tho
ordeiing away of Union men is untrue.
If they keep very quiet they will not be
Philadelphia, April 23. Beauregard
was in Richmond yesterday. He sent a
note to President Lincoln, recommending
the removal of women and children from
Washington before Saturday.
The Commissary Department t Wash
ington is now fully prepared to Usuo 30,-
000 cooked rations daily-
Harrisburgh, April 5.
Two Massachusetts men. Hying from
Thomasville, N. C, arrived here this
morning via Carlisle.
Las l Sunday morning 500 South Car
olinians passed Thomasville, on their way
North. All along their route northward
troops were getting in tlu enrs, and they
heard them talk fieely, sa)ing tlu'ir des.
lination was a Southern camp, 25 miles
south of Washington, on A quia Creek.
The men left Baltimoio via the Balti
more and Ohio R. R., and could not get
out any other way. They passed Harper's
Ferry ond 6aw n number of troops there
they" judge 3.000.
New York, April 25. Captain Andrew
Talcott, of the United Slates Topographic
al Engineers, a native of Connecticut, has
gono to Richmond to superintend tho man
ufacture of arms to be used by the gov
ernment. The Union Committee have purchased
sixteen rifled cannon of West Point for the
use of our volunteers.
Engraved plate3 for bonds and bank
notes for the Confederate Slates have been
seized in two bank note engraving estab-
Jishments in Wall street to-dav.
The Cunard steamship Kedar has been
chartered by government ; also, the steamer ; sbip with her neighbors north of the Ohio.
Cbampien. j May it remain perpetual! Cincinnati
A correspondent of the Commercial Evq,
Advertiser arrived from Charleston Sat-
urday. Genera! Beauregard had not then The Government Will he Sustained.--started,
but it was rumored 500 troops ! The indications throughout the North are
would leave that night to march on the that the people intend to suslaia the gov
capital. ! eminent in the position they have taken
The citizens of Wilmington, N. C, had :for maintaining the integrity of the Union,
seized the steamer Georgia. j Whatever difference may have originally
The Baltic, Columbia, Harriet Lane and e:.isted, it id now the manifest dutvof very
Cuvler were seen in the Chesapeake. jciiizen to do all he can to maintain the
He stated that the sloop Sunshine was ; honor of his country. Its flag is our flag,
fird into off York town, and in carrying and by it the people will stand so long as
sail to escape capsized. a state of war exists, and till an honorable
The schooner Alice Ellis was seized. peace can be procured. The way to bring
Advice from Norfolk states that Captain j pace soonest, and prevent the unnecessary
Rogers and White were prisoners in the j shedding of blood, is to uphold the hands
hands of the authorities. f the Government, and make the contest
The Delaware, Columbus Plymouth, tas short as possible. We have strong
and United States, were only partially ' hopes that these imposing demonstration
burned. Of these however, the Plymouth , of the Northern people will of themselves
is the only one tlut can b? of service to
the rebels, and to get to ea she will have
to pass the guns of Fort Monroe, running
the risk of ueir.g sunk.
Springfield, 111., April 25. Sen-ttor
Douglas addressed both houses in Repro- ; tributions of provisions to the Indiana vol
ssntatives' Hall to-night and was ei.thusi- iunteer. in camp or on the march, are le
astically received. He said : ! quested to do so, and il :eir donations will
A war of extermination and oppression
is new bjiing waged against the Govern-j
ment. Walker boasts ahat on the 1st of
May the Confederate flag will wave from
the dome of the Capitol, and on the 4th of
July the Confederate army will occupy
independence nau. Äiteauy tneir pirati -
cal flajris unfurled against our commerce
and the navigation of the Mississippi is
obstructed, aud we are required to pay
tribute at its mouth. The question is,
shall we allow this to proceed or meet the
- OTT - !.!- -
oppression : lie said, mere was no cause
for this rebellion ; that no evidence had
been presented that their institutions were
insecme ; that the fugitive 6lave laws were
never executed with more firmness than
recently at Chicago. Are we to inaugur
ate the Mexican system in the Uni;eJ
States. Had the candidate of the Disun-
'lI1itude with which the former not only ac
of the North rebelled, I would have used knowledges but carries out the rights of
my best efforts to crush the :i. The first j the South, is instanced in .the fact th-U h
duty of American citizens is obedience to j ueTO ran awav from ths State to Indiana
courts and laws. In my opinion it is your
duty to lay aside all pa(ty creeds and plat
forms until ycu have rescued the country
from her assailants. If the attempt is
made to incite servile insurrection among
mem, 1 woiua ue tue urst to rnsn tollieery spoilauoM, and murder. Louisellle
I T t 1 1 . 1 . . 1 . .
rescue, yet they must distinctly understand
that I will never acquiesca in their inva
sion of our Constitutional rights.
It is a crime against Constitutional free
dorn to attempt to pluck the United States i hatil'ng- tobacco from Louisville to our de
out of the mao of chistendom. He ap-! Pot' anJ "early all driven by negro slaves,
pealed to men fall parties not to allow Xo one thought of interring uith them,
passion to get tha belter of their juJg. i and if they had, the community would
ment, and not to attempt to manufacture ; Iiave rented such lnterferecce cn masse.
partizan capital out of miseiics and strug- j' Lcdyer
gles of their country. To Democrats he I "
would sny, don't allow party considerations! A Catcu of Tit bits. A pious old
to make you tiaitors. The most stupend- deacon used to inspire um with so much
ousand ununimous preparations for War
is tho shortest way to peace ; the greater
the unanamity, the least blood will be ßhed.
Every friend of iibeily must feel that this
cause is his own. The 6eceded .States have
proceeded to obstiuct our inalienable
right of navigation of the Mississippi. The
people the valley of the Mississippi can
nevereonscnt to beexclddei free access to
the Gulf of Mexico. I will never cease to
urge my countrymen to take up arms and
fight to the death in defence of these rights.
It i3 a war of self-defence. I believe it a
duty we owe to ourselves, onr children
and to our God, to protect and sustain our
Government and flaj from everv assail-
H Wim ftf.nnAr.tlv infprrimfofi -iib n.
Mi. Douglas lomains
here aboal one
week, and then goes to Chicago.
The First Fight
Many of our citir.ens are speculating as
to the probable result of the first light in
the war of sections. Admitting equal
numbers om both sides, we think the lesult
cannot be doubtful. The first con flirt ill
evidently come on" in Mai viand or Yirrini.i,
and a moments calculation of tho charac
ter of the forces to be engaged wi'l dissi
pate all appiebhnsion. Tho States of Vir
ginia and Maryland may have brave men,
but they have but few trained volunteers
and no regulars. Any considerably army
from those JStates would necessaiial'v be
composed in greater part cf raw mifitia,
without organization or discipline Oil ihe
o;hei- li.md, tho Government of the Union
will be surrounded with men equally biave,
a large number of whom will be legulars,
and a st:ll lariror number of them well
drilled and splendidly equipped volunteers.
That a MiÜtia of Viiginia and Mvy'and,
and a few volunteer companies, can con
tend on equal terms with such men as will
form our first army, we d not believe for
a moment. Such splendid reiriinents as
the Seventh of New York would alvva)si
be equal lo twice their number of undis- j
ciplined troops. Wo have therefore no
fears of the result of tho first battle. Wo
are in as little doubt as lo the result of the
last battle. We have ever believed, and
believe still, that we can and will defeat
them. Wo ought to whip them, and can
do it. Our numbers are as two to one :
our money is as two to one, and tho soa is
under our complete control. -The only
question for us to decide is as to how long
and how mplacably wo shall use the power
which we undoubtedly possess, by our
numbers, our money and our courage.
This will bo tho question after our pride
and honor have been fullj satisfied. ChU
Kentucky Her Position. We judge
from the stand taken by prominent citi
zens of the two parties in Kentucky that
the position the State will occupy in the
war tow going on between the Federal
Government and the seceded Slates wiil
be that of an armed neutrality." That
is, the Commonwealth will bj placed on a
war-footing, taking part with neither side,
not allowing troops to be raised within her
borders for either, and if either party
shall invade the State, that her arms shall
be turned against the iuvaders. Whether
the position can be maintained, time alone
will determine. Circsmstances, more ir-
restible lan intentions, may compel bor
to abandon it. In the meantime, we hail
the determination not to fee-cede as a sibut
treaty of amity, peace and good-fellow
do much toward bringing about a speedy
; adjustment of our national differences.- -
Xeic Albany Ledger.
Appeal to Patriotic Citizens of Ixd-
; IVXA. All those who wMi to mako con-
. be faithfully distributed to the soldiers,
All donations fi-om a distance should b
I carefully packed and plainly directed to me.
j at Indianapolis, se as to avoid wastage and
; l0$s. Anv of the following articles will be
t accepted :
1 Salt beef or pork, flour, sugar and rice,
in h.irrols hit Im., and ilril annlp
and peaches, in barrels of sacks ; crackers
I in barrels ; hard soap, or afar candles, in
j boxes : bacon eiihar haras, shoulder or
i sides, bariels, casks or boxe.
ISA ii Manslr,
CommissH-y General Indiana Militia.
Indianapolis, April 20, 10GI.
All patriotic editors in the State are
requested to copy.
An instance of the good feeling between
Indiana and Kenturkev. and the nromnti-
, lbe otijer daJf but W?1S lakeil al Charles-
town by two citizens of that place and
brought home. When Ken.uc!Iy secedes
all such rights will be lost, and fr amity
and mutual protection we may expect ihiev-
I I w I
We may mention another instance. Yes
terday we observed fifteen or twenty dravs
aWö ü u, "city ol ins manner, that
vv dare not sav our soul was (ur ovu
whil in church. Deacon I, came t
California, and was tempted aft.?r sinful
iiains. A friend and a member of tho
same church found him one night "buck
ing at monte." With holy horor he nud
ged the absorbed player into a knowledge
of his presence. "Deacon, do I find you
gambling?" With ready wit to relieve
him from his embarrassment, he chuckled,
"No. no, fii'iiul S , not gambling!--
You see, this is a commit iti itul'on, and
lam dowg my lest to break it tf"
The Armv Oath. The following is the
i jam which au t oiunifcrti hiiu regulars
! metered into the service of the United
I - ... 1- ... I. ! .1. .11 1 . 1 1
States are required to take
b'fore llu ir fi-
; n u enrollment:
, do solomnlv swear that I
will bear ti-ue al.egi.iuce lo th United
8 ates of Amerca ; that I will eerve them
I honestly ami faithfullv against all enemies
loropposers whatsoever ; that 1 will obey
' the orders of the President of the United
j States and of ihe officers appointed over
i m. according to the rules of tho armies
of the United States , so help me (led."
Ai'ita, Me., 21th.
The Legislature will adjourn tomorrow, after
parsing an ac t to rae ten regiments of voliM-teers
and appropriating a mil'ion liot'ar! ; nn net torr-
ide for a coast guard, and a-propi i ting $.'0 l.ODO ;
an act inak.ng the entire militia of ti e St.-.te avait-
!blo by draft ; msoivc amhoriing a h,ai of $1,.
OO.OOO, and an not u:(1ioriuiS the c:m!o mcut
of females as nurses in the arm-. Sx tus.in.l
j raen W?H liavo been enlisted by S-.tunhr. The
tree use oi railroads and stcariiboaiar boui of
fered for the conveyance f troops, ni-d cVcs an i
towns are voting money ty thousand o ei,u'p the
soldiers, and make prov;ievs for tl'il" 1:t'!'cs.
New Yo.k, ?Ci!.
Wilson's regiment of Zouaves took a fo'otu
oath to support d c fl.i-and in:uv!i through Haiti -
The steamer Empire City, from Te::as, an ivod
here this morning
Colt s and fcharpe's armov'cs a:-e hotli working
night and day for Connecticut, the ic.ie.ai Cov
eminent, Oh;o and other Kouhe i in.cs. Net
an arm is sold to a.iy one without the l;!'et assu
rance that ihev are for the loyal S ates. It would
he impossible to arm die rr 'mrnts row fo;m"
w'thout sending tw Europe, were it no: fo these
armorioF. They arc ti-rnipgout son'e 400 ar.v.? per
The steamer Kill Van Hull, chartered by the
Government, has a fuU cargo of provision, liftv
horses, rail-oad pikes, cron bars, ic., for repair
The eel :ooucr Commerce, from York River,
brought the cren-s of scrcral fc.aU craft fei:. j
bv th rebels.