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Saturday Morning, Aug. 17,1887.
Secretary Stanton.
The removal of Secretary Stanton so
long talked of has at last been accomp
lished by that renegade, A. Johnson.—
That the Secretary has served his Coun
try faithfully during the entire rebellion,
and has stood firm to his principles,
when so many have wavered and forsa
ken every principle of honor and right
for the sake of the "loaves and^fishes,"
that a mise ruble unprincipled, would be
tyrant, had to distribute, even his bitter
est enemies admit. How much the
Country owe to Stanton's firmness and
patrioiism will never be known. His
position since the treachery of Andy has
been a most irksome one, and had it not
been for the good of the Country, would
have long ere this been given up. His
removal is "the last straw that breaks
the camels back,'* (his Accidency's) and
we are confident that when Congress
«gains assembles, Andy will be im
peached and removed, as the principal
hindrance to reconstruction and lasting
peace. Had Congress performed their
duty and removed this stumbling-block
a year ago, peace and prosperity would
now be the portion of the whole land.
A dispatch to the New York Herald
"Secretary Stanton, it is all edged, re
ceived information of a scheme for the
arming of the military organizations in
the late Rebel States with a view of ma
king a new assault on the Government,
and that he held on to the office with the
intention of frustrating the conspiracy.
It is further said that one of the causes
of the late rupture between the Presi
sident and Secretary of War was the re
fusal of Secretary Stanton to assign to a
militia company of Maryland, composed
mainly of returned Retail officers and
soldiers, a battery of eight guns for
which they had applied. The Precident
is said to have desired him to furnish
the battery, but that Mr. Stanton decli
If Andy Johnson is still to have the
control of affairs, God alone can tell
what is in store for us. Wo tremble for
the future of our country.
"Barking. —One or two little pups have
been barking occasionally through the col
umns of a little feminine paper, published at
Clayton, at a number of gentlemen in this
county, in the hope perhaps that a morsel
might be thrown to them to stop their noise.
Poor little dogs! They may be hungry, but
wo suppose they will have to bark on.
gentlemen barked at have had little dogs
snapping and snarling at them for anum*
her of years; but they have learned that blind
pups cun't bite, and we suppose they will
hardly stop long enough to notice the kennel
*peat to its inmates the old saw—
"Ye little pups why bark you
Whilst we're so high and you'
so low.'.*
D'omocrats of Delaware who are op
posed to the Saulsbury rule, what do you
think of the above? We cannot look
upon it as anything else than a gross in
sult to all true Democrats, and were we
one of the large party styled little pups
by this Saulsbury clique, we would cell
upon our friends to organize at once and
make these big dogs feel our power.
They should know that we had got old
enough to open our eyes and maintain
our rights. Wo would have men of
principle to govern us and not gamblers
and lottery dealers. We want to see
this fight out. Our columns are open
for all who may wish to take part in it.
Go in, friends, we will stand by you and
fair play, and if necessary lend a
hand ; for ours is an independent sheet,
if it is a *' feminine one
-Tuesday last was the heaviest
poach day in the history of the Dela
ware Railroad. 80
passed over the
road for New York, and 30 for Philadel
phia-whole number, 110 cars. The
Company should vote "???," of the
Times , a gold watch !
Drowned.—E dward T., son of Wm.
Lea, Esq., was drowned while bathing
in the Brandywine last Wednesday eve
ning. He hud gone into the water with
Isaac Thomas and Richard McClure, and
while swimming towards the shore sud
denly sank from exhaustion
or some
other cause. The attention of his com
attracted by some noise,
and they hastened to his assistance; but
being poor swimmers they were forced
to lot go their hold of him, and he sank
to rise no more in life. His body was
recovered a short time afterwards. He
was about 16 years pf age.— Rep.
The Crops. —The continued wet wea
ther has done much, injury to the oats
. crop, many of the farmers not having
half completed harvesting it. The straw
« looks black, and is rapidly becoming
rotten. Tho corn and potatoes are grow
ing finely on the high lands, but are suf
fering considerably oh the low ones. It
is therefore feared that thero will be lit
tle over » half crop of the former, while
the latter are likely to suffer from the
rot. Great injury has been done to the
early peaches, the rain causing them to
rot very soon. The only way to get
peaches into market is to pick them
while quite green.
(For the "Clayton Herald.")
To Whom it may Concern. .
We notice that the Delawarean calls
the Clayton Herald ''a little feminine
paper." Well, suppose it îb? We can
positively say, and tell the truth, that it.«»
editress is the only person who controls
e State who lias the
a newspaper in
moral courage to expose the damnable
corruption of political parties. Sbe has
done more than any other editor in the
State would have done, notwithstanding
one or two have been offered pay to do
the same, while she does it free of charge
and for the moral interest of the
Not even the editors of that little woolly
headed thing in Wilmington, the Daily
Commercial , would ever have dared to do
such a thing, as much as they blow.
Away with such cowards—away with
such cowards and negro-idol! zers. All
praise to the Clayton Herald, and its
honored—its pure—its fearless—its high
minded editress. The person who is
afraid to do a publisher's duty, should
be kicked out of the State or 'sunk to the
"bottom of some river. Mrs. Editress,
fling out your banner of defiance—unfurl
every fold, and let it wave in bold relief
in the faces of such miserable carrion
maggots. Tell them to their teeth that
you will do as you please, in spite of all
their cowardly threats. Why, yon may
take a drag-net and a pair of oyster
tongues, and drag and rake li—1 from
one end to the other, and you will not
find a more corrupt gang than these very
fellows. Hoist your flag, with this
motto: "Honor inid purity, or death
and eternal forgetfulness." We are to
your aid, if necessary, with an army of
not less than one thousand as good Dem
ocrats as ever stood up.
Jacksonian Democrat.
(For the "Clayton Herald."]
"Ye little pups, why bark ye so,
Whilst we T re so high, and you're so low."
- Dd (in
The above closes an article—editorial
under tbo caption of " Barking," in the
last issue of that classical sheet., tho or
gan of the Saulsbury clique—tbe Dela
warean, printed and published at Dover,
Delaware, by James Kirk, Esq. It was
established solely to promote the inter
est of tho "Saulsbury family," and is
supported chiefly by tne public printing.
No Clerk of either branch of the Legis
lature dares give the printing of their
Jpurnals to any other paper than the
" Saulsberean misnamed Delawarean.
Is that not so, C. P. J ohnson ?
Mr. Kirk, tool for the immaculate
"We had rather be a dog,
And bay the moon,"
than be what you are—a lick-spittle for
" the family."
We want no crumbs; refused our bone
at the général distribution of Franco,
Broad bent A Co. Yes, we were offerea
one, the same time "the family" got
theirs , und have proof of it j if necessary,
can produce the evidence, both written
and oral. But not like the "Jacksonian
Democrat we do not propose to make
a clean breast of all we know about
The offer was
those little '
made to us in gooa faith, and we think
there is such a thing as "honor among
We do not expect those àistinguished
gentlemen members of our -n-ing^ur me
"Democratic party," viz: "Saulsbury
brothers," will notice these "little dogs."
They really have not the time. The peo
ple are thinking , will next be acting—
when Sampson-like they will shake the
political pillars about their heads, and
there will be weeping, wailing, and
gnashing of teeth among the big dogs of
the "Saulsbury family."
The writer of this is as true a Demo
crat, so far as voting the nominees of the
party, and supporting its principles,
platforms and measures, as Jefferson its
founder, and for reward ask nothing,
receive nothing, expect nothing. Not
like "the family"—the coat on oar back,
the hat on our head, the shoes on our
feet, the shingles on our roof, wore not
bought and paid for with funds either
received from salaries of office or com
missions from lottery managers.
And further, we will say that
rather see the Saulsburys continued in
office during their natural lives, than
tills State should pass into tho hands of
the Republican party. Of "two evils,"
we shall always try to "choose the least."
But we see no necessity of this sad alter
Tho Democratic party of this State had
an existence, and was firmly establish
ed by the justice of its principles, when
these Saulsburys were delving in their
proper elements—the bogs of " Marshy
Hope" forest. The party grew and
waxed strong, under the control and
guidance of other hands than theirs.
Before this day we were not disgraced
in the councils of the nation ; all Demo
crats of the State were looked upon as a
band of Spartan brothers, working for
our common end, i. e. t the establishment
of their principles and the overthrow of
defunct lingering toryism. Such things
ag "right wings" and "left wings"
among the ranks were unknown. If
any member of the party differed with
others, ho was not ostracized and read
out of the party, but fraternally they
reasoned together, and made common
cause against their political enemies.
The political wire-working and intrigue
i to-day was then unknown at our
ry o
State capital x the rewards were shared
umong the victors alike (Marcey style).
It Is an old saw, that " what has been
done cm be done again,
enough Democrats of the right strip«
Delaware to sweep away this "Sauls du ry
cobweb," defeat the Republicans, and
restore our State government to the
hands of good and pure men, and it will
be done; time works wonders; the hand
writing is on the wall. You fat (from
spoils of office), purse-proud, aristocrat
ic Saulsburyites, stand from under I or
tho lungs ox the blind pups may enter
your filthy carcasses before you are
aware of it, and then what a mass of po
litical corruption will flow from tho
wounds ! It will be |hard on the pups,
but won't the big dogs squirm some too?
It is no use for the Governor to put on
such high airs ; we have seen hun eat
humble pie. He is too lately elevated for
us to forget where he came from. We
know he has plenty of his native dignity ,
but still his excellency must not forget
that he is mortal—a man, born of woman,
whose days are short and full of politi
There are
e in
cal corruption and intrigue. We have
seen his honor spreading himself on
what lie considered his biggest lay, and
have thought with that Child of nature,
"Would some giftle spirit gtvs us
To see ourselves as others see us."
But cheek goes a good ways nowa
days ; it is a good working capital ; it
often answers in place of brains. But
you must not press
djoh ranee ceases to be
swaggering around little political meetr
ings, in his imperious manner (peculia
to himself), and have thought of the
words of thé ''Bard of Avon,"
"Man, clothed In little brief authority,
Will enact such deeds
Before high Heaven
As would make
Promenade all !
it too hard. For
a virtue in many
We have seen the Governor
îgèls weep."
Au revoir ! >
one of the bliudi-bus canini-bus.
[For the "Clayton Herald."]
Dover, Del., August 10, 1887.
And mine slaves begin to open their eyes,
and the Kingdom or Saulbury begins to
wane. Alas, our days are nearly numbered,
and our sceptre must soon see its autumnal
foliage, That we may not sink to eternal
oblivion, lotus prepare us a home in some
newly acquired acquisition.— The word of
Gove, tenth Chapter and twenty-ninth verte.
" Oh 1 buzzards, may you puke/'
And relieve your voracious stomachs of
some of some of the "Little Dogs" who are
down " so low," and may the skunks of thy
kingdom flee from the slough of maggots
which are ready to devour them, and may
the Jack Daws and Swamp Snipes tune
their harps to the tune of:
The Saulsburys eat "little dogs,"
But their stomachs will not hold them,
Bully for you ! bully fojr you I " little dogs."
Mrs. Editress:
On looking over yonr correspondents, on
Saturday morning, we let opr eyes fall upon
one which denounced you and. '.'your help
mates" in the most bitter terms, and stating
that they (the author) would not scruple to
shoot you, and the rest Included ; and ho also
saysAhat "ii 'Jacksonian' don't look sharp
he will find himself in h— 1." We will Just
here state to the blind fool, that we have
found ourself in h— 1 ever since there has
been a Saulsbury man in office in Delaware.
He says he is "Saulsbury to the lites." We
believe him, or at least as far as "lites'»
( lights ) are concerned, for any one with half
sense will perceive in an instant that he is
some festering scab or slimy scum of the
filthy Saulsbury brigade. So far as shooting
ns is concerned, we tell him to proceed; to
arm himself with knives, carbines, rifles,
shot-guns, swords, pistols, Ac., Ac., and in
form us (through your columns) where he
prefers meeting us in "mortal combat?' we
will fight him with knives, pistols, pop-guns,
or anything else he may name—yes, we will
fight him with common Elder-squirt. We
him the other day in the hotel, so beast
ly drunk that he did not know whether his
head or feet were up. We heard him threat
there, but we knew at the same time
that ten cents worth of whiskey, or ftfef m <>
mise of throwing Ills arms around the neck
of some nigger, would settle it with him or
any other Saulsburyite.
Allow us to congratulate you on the edi
torial reply to the illustrious and wisdom
like article in question. It was Just the
thing; It fitted us up liken charm. Your re
"uroo imt cowards made such threats," for
if there is a coward in this wide world, he is
one. He was once known to run from hiB
shadow in the open day-light, for nearly two
miles, and swears to this day that it was the
devil after him. Well, wo don't wonder p-t
it, for he 'stole three or four head of sheep
just below our town, not long since. But
that's nothing, for that's one of the planks
in the Saulsbury platform: "We will pay
thee so much, steal thou the rest. If thou
any of our tools get into difficulty, we are
the law-drivers, and can be thy deliverer. If
thou shouldst kill a man (colored), we will
not make any bffort to bring thee to justice.'*
We don't know how long the " little pup"
barked, who shams himself off as the editor
of the Delawarean, but we do know that he
did not bark in vain ; for he got a " morsel"
for being one of the Saulsburys' "little pups."
In thtfarticle in the above«meutloned thief
promoter, is a sentence which reads: "but
they have learned that blind pups can't bite."
Well, we "little pups" have not altogether
been ' blind," but that tome have is self-evi
dent, as the career of these licensed politi
cal thieves will plainly show, hut the "blind
pups" are getting a little age on them now,
consequently they will soon open their eyes
they may tell a gentlemen from a
Saulsbury Democrat. Don't you see tbe
point ? Now the Immediate article referred
to, tells you in plain terms, that yon
blind. It as much as says, that you, through
your ignorance and blindness, make "gen
tlemen" of the big dogs—the suck-egg dogs
—the Saulsbury breed, who suck All your
pockets, while you go It blind and live on
their ltes. Just listen:
"Ye little pups why bark you so.
Whilst we're so high and you so low."
Well, there's no doubt but the above poeti
cal effusion is sublime, grand, supernatural,
ya ! immaculate, and beyond mortal Imagi
nation. Why should it not be, after all the
operations went through to rub it up. We
will tell you how It was got up :
Jimmy Kirk, one of the "pups" what wen^
blind, was reading the Clayton Herald,
reared back in his Sanctum Sanctorum, with
his sixteen inch feet nearly touching the
ceiling of said place, when hiB eyes fell
the Dover Letter, which he read with thril
ing interest, and when his eyes caught sight
of the paragraph, where It brings him in as
one of "the family's" aid-de-camp, he called
out into the street, In stentorian voioe, to a
big buck nigger to immediately "fotched"
him up a hod of bricks. Ho did so, when
lovely Jimmy put him to rubbing them all
over his head for the purpose of rubbing up
-some ideas, and the consequence whs, the
above lines, which will no doubt, be the
death of him, and call forth the admiration
of all the world. He calls it an old^gw, we
call it an old brick rub. Alnt he "a brick,"
and "little pups," mind he don't fall
your head, and cause yon to "snap" at him,
We never did see any old laay lubber of a
sheep-killing dog. who liked too many "lit
tle pups" at him at one time. Another fel
low writes au article for the pick-pocket
sheet, reflecting on the character of some
one near Smyrna, and signs himself "Now
earnest urhmm you sta ted U»»t
and Then," which stands for Gove Sauls
bury, or Ell—but it all amounts to a he-lie.
Why if the author of this little piece of stuff
were to place his hand on the Bible to swear
to it, God would blow his brains out if has
any—but we hardly think he has any. He
friend—whoever he may bo—to
keep "shady." We hardly think lie is one
of the shady kind, or he would not be so bold
in his work. But such is the degradation
of the Saulsburys, that the man who votes
.for them In the future will have
entious scruples against negro equality in
any form. But you will hear hfm howl at
the top of his voice:—"If you let the niggers
vote, your daughters must marry nigger.*'
"Oh I consistency, thou art a Jewell,"
open and above board, bitterly op
posed to negro suffrage, and will fight against
It as long
grossing somewhat from our main subject.
We are on the exposition committee, and
must perform our duty to the best of
Charles Day left the Republican party,
through the Influence of the Saulsburys,
as he might hold
alive. But we are di
to the Internal Reve
nue Office and get another office under "the
family," at the next election. How much
did he give them for their Intercession with
the President in his behalf, we do not know
but "everything is lovely," and the big dogs
stand "high." He's another "blind pup" in
reality. He has been a party tool ever since
admlited to the Bar. in the first
place. he sold himself to George FiBher, It is
said, In
sing from his office, and all be could "knock
down," with said Fisher. The Delawarean
Jn calling us a "little dog" made a mistake,
for we pay to this same Day. every year,
over seven hundred dollars tax on our in
come. We cannot speak for the other "lit
tle dogs," as we do not know them. Yes,
Charley U promised an office at the next
eleotlon, by the family, no matter how much
he may lie about it.
Row Gove gets up his popularity :—During
campaigns, he always looks out for some
drunken loafers, and gives them a little
whiskey money to go around the streets, and
bellow at the top of their voices "three cheers
for Gove Saulsbury! Hurrah! Hurrah!!"
and kick up the d-1 generally at his ex
pense—many a
Just enough to get a drink with. And in his
professional calls, he shows great partiality ■
All through the forest he has patients who
he never charges anything for his medical
services, more than their votes for him. But
ho makes it up In other directions, by ex
tortioning from a few who he knows are
ablè to pay, and amongst the Republicans
who he knows will never vote for him, Ac.,
Ac. Gove, did you never steal negroes and
sell them, before Slavery was abolished?—
This is a question
without any evasion. Did you and yonr ele
gant and refined brothers, not go halves with
a certain "nigger trader," who resides in
Milford, whose name is Dorsey, and who
had received an office, at one time, under
your administration. Did you not, before
the war, make It a business during every
court to
he would divide his salary ari
howls for ten cents—
want you to answer
your influence and put forth
every effort possible, in a sly manner, to aid
in convicttng every negro prisoner
whipped and sold ? Was this Mr, D. not
your partner in tlie business ? Did you fel
lows not flirnish part of the capital at the
sales, and receive part of the money
second sales of these negroes ? Answer like
this: "We were onlysllent partners, which
tho public, an. 1 acknowledge ourselves tra
ders in human flesh." Now
were not
opposed to the negroes being punished and
sold to remain in the State, but when it
comes to such men
sweets, who pro
fess to be above all that Is small, dealing in
negro flesh,
to know whether or not it
appeal to honor and justice,
in keeping
with anything tlmt was good. Besides,
ther thing casts a yery dark shado over the
matter. During the war, it was one of your
dailyhabits, to go about preaching to the
people, that the "Lincoln Hirelings" were
robbing the slave holders of Delaware of all
their slaves, and that they ought to be "shot
hung." Now which looked the worse, for
them to enlist tho negroes in the army,
openly and publicly, or you and your tools,
stealing tfiem at the dead hour of night,
gagging them, tieing and selling them into
the South? Wh'ich presents the brightest
side ? Mind, you were a citizen Qf Delaware,
and should have done all in your power to
aid us in saving
contrary, you and a few others, were kid
Southern markets. There are records at the
three different Court Houses of this State
which shows precisely the number of ne
groes sold and bought in this way, and the
persons names who bought them, which, if
printed will rise up before you like the
ghosts of some Of the persons you were in
strumental in selling into bondage. But we
were satisfied with^lavery, but not having
property stolen by such ulserated cor
have mentioned above. But
property, when to the
property and sending It to the
such was, and such Is the purity of the Sauls
burys and their tools*
We promised in our .first to give a*few
more facts at some future time, in regard to
the Lottery business, which we will do now
in a very short time, also more about the
treated on. We shall make good all our
promises, if we are spared to live long enough
which we hope
last paragraph in our last letter
shall, for the benefit of
brother "little dogs." Adieu,
Yours Respectfully,
P. 8—.Gove Jias said in private, that if the
negro is allowed to vote, that they (the Sauls
burys) must be ready to accept the situation
—that they must do it, rather than loose
their power in Delaware, although publicly
he is always crying against the negro.
J. D.
Accident at Niagara—Four Men
Over tbe Falls.
Niagara Falls, August 14.— Four
men were carried over the Falls at a late
hour last evening. They wore two fer
rymen and two pasi
are not yet known,
citement over the terrible accident.—
Their bodies havo not yet been found,
though search is being made in the riv
er below the Falls.
ire. Their names
ere is much ex
^^"In Meigs county, Ohio, apples are
thirty cents a bushel. Some of the Wis
consin farmers prophecy that wheat will
sell in that State this season for filly
cents a bushel.
[For the "Clayton Herald."]
Gove Arraigned Before the Grand
On the Charge of Malicious Mischief-
in Destroying the Democratic Rarty
in Delaware.
Hunkey sworn on Willard's last speech on
the Constitution.
Examined by Prosecuting Attorney Snap.
Att.—What's your name ?
H.—Hunkey Dora.
A.—Your residence?
A.—That's not definite, what hundred or
town do you live in ?
H.—Smyrna used to be its name until that
newspaper woman at Clayton changed it to
"East Clayton." I thought Smyrna was
Duck Creek* and Duck Creek Hundred was
the State of Delaware.
A.—Never mind about what you thought,
we want what you know—people may differ
in their thoughts and opinions. What is
your avocation ?
H.—My what? What do you mean ?
A.—Wliat is your business, your employ
ment, what do you follow ?
H.— I follow Gove, when he lets me.
A.—What business do you follow ?
H.— I
A.—You are engaged in politics are you ?
H.—Yes, I am a law-maker, have'nt you
seen none of my laws ?
A.—Never mind what we have seen, we've
seen a great many strange things
Was yon in Smyrna when Doctor Burton
ran for Governor against James Buckmas
H.— I were.
A.—Did you discover a conspiracy between
the American party, then so called; and the
Catholics ?
H.—Some people thought I dig.
A.—That will not do, was there any truth
in the report you circulated about it at that
H.—I decline to answer.
A.—On what grounds do you refuse to an
swer the question ?
H.—It will criminate myself
Judge Breakern to witness—you must an
swer the question.
A.—No foundation whatever for such a
H.—None whatever.
A.—How did it originate?,
H.— I manufactured it out of whole doth.
A.—Who was your accomplice, if you had
H.—Had none. I said at the time that one
Patrick McGrath was my informer, but he
knew nothing of it until I told him.
A.—What was your object in circulating
such a report?
H.—Notoriety, and to bring myself into
notice, and make the party believe 1 was a
working man.
A.—Did it succeed as you expected ?
A.—To what extent were you benefited ?
EL— I got sent as a delegate to Charleston
Convention, and a seat in the Legislature.
A.—Did Gove know it was a trick in you ?
A.—How did he find it out?
H.— I told him.
A.—What did he suy to It f
H.—Said it was all right, he'had done such
a speculator and a politlshner.
no truth in it.
A.—On what day of the week did you cir
culate this report?
H.—On a Sunday.
A—Was there preaching in your place on
that day?
H.—There was.
A.—Was there class-meeting held that day
in the M. E. Church?
H.—There was.
A.—Do you belong to Church ?
H.-I do.
A.—Did you at that time ?
H.-I did.
A.—What day of the week does the class
that you belong to meet?
H.—On each and every Sunday.
A.—Now please state what that report was
you-can recollect as you circula
ted it at the time?
tie Jail under conviction of some felony
committed by them, and I reported that I
had discovered through Patrick aforesaid,
that Buck master had promised some priest
In Wilmington, that if they would secure to
him and his party, the Catholic vote, he
would pardon the two men In Jail, if he was
A—There was not a word of truth in it?
H.—There was not.
A.—And you knew it at the time?
H.— I did. #
A.—Are you and Gove intimate?
H.-We are.
A.—What brings you together ?
H.—We play a game sometimes.
A—What is that game called ?
H.—"You tickle me and I will tickte you."
A.—Who gets the most of the tickling?
A.—Did Gove ever treat you with any
harshness ? *
H.-IIo did.
A.—What was it about ?
H.— I wanted to be Speaker of the Senate.
A .—What did he say in that connection ?
H.—He said
A.—Be what?
H.—Disgraced if he oould help it.
A.—What else did he say to you ?
H.—He said I was an intolerable braying
two Irishmen In New Cos
seat he ever filled should
A.—Well, Is such the fbet ?
my oath?
A—Yes, certainly, so be careful how you
H .—It is !—but it was unkind in Gove Bay
if every body else does.
A.—Never mind about any remarks on
that now. How do you and Gove stand now
regards friendship ?
H.—All "serene." s
A.—Do you expect promotion through
Baulsbury influence?
H.— I do most certainly !
A.—Is that what causes you to act as you
have been doing lately ?
H.—Nothing else.
Inquisition adjourned until next week.
H.— I am
—Railroad* conductors in New York
State will wear' uniforms after Septem
Rooms of the Comm ittee
On the Treatment of Prisoners of War
and Union Citizen*.
Washington, D. 0., July 17, '67.
In pursuance of a series of resolutions
passed by the House of Representatives,
July 10, 1867, the undersigned were ap
pointed a committee to investigate the
''Treatment of Prisoners of War and
Union Citizens held by the Confederate
authorities dtiring the late rebellion."
All persons in possession of important
information upon either of these sub
earnestly requested to address
the Committee, as directed below, stat
f'irst. The name, age, and post office
address of the writer.
Second. If a soldier or seaman, his
rank or position, and with what com
mand he served.
Third. A full statement of all facts
known to the writer touching his own
imprisonment or treatment, and that of
others, either soldier or citizen, giving,
as far as possible, names, places, and
dates, with names of Confederate officers
in charge.
Correspondents from New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Mary
land, West Virginia, Virginia. North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Flor
ida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi.
Arkansas, Texas, and the States and
Territories lying west of the Rocky
Mountains, will please address John P.
C. Shanks, M. C., Washington, D. C.
Correspondents from Missouri, Iowa,
Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, and the Ter
ritories east of the Rocky Mts., address
William A. Pile, M. C., St. Louis, Mo.
Correspondents from Illinois, Indiana,
Wisconsin and Minnesota, address Ab
ner C. Harding. M. O., Monmouth, 111.
«Correspondents from the New England
States, address Aaron F. Stevens, M. C..
Nashua, N. H.
Correspondents from Ohio, Miohigan,
Kentucky and Tennessee, address Wil
liam Mungen, M. G. f Findlay, Ohio.
Communications addressed to the
members of the Committee will be free
of postage.
It is the intention of the Committee to
collect all facts necessary to make a
thorough official history of this subject.
The various newspapers throughout
the country are requested to give this
Circular a gratuitous insertion, together
with such notice as they deem proper.
John'P. C. Shanks,
* William A. Pile,
Abner C. Harding,
Aaron F. Stevens,
William MuNgen,
John D. Larrabee, Clerk.
Renewal of the War Fever.
The apprehensions of
be on the increase. Ail the Bourses in
Germany are lower on account of them.
If there has been no considerable fall at
tho Paris Bourse, it is only because the
Rente is almost at war prices already.
Rumors of an alliance between France,
Austria and Italy, are industriously cir
culated, and the Sultan is eagerly can
vassed to loin it. Considerable disap
pointment is felt that he is not coming
to pay a second visit to Paris, and that
there are no hopes of seeing even his
minister, Fuad Rocha. Temptations are
being held out to Sweden and Denmark
join the French league. Prussia is
rapidly preparing for the coming storm.
A very important symptom, among ma
ny minor ones, is that the division which
Hesse is bound to furnish to the Prus
iy pursuant to the military.alii
u which was not to have been
continue to
ance, an
organized till October 1. is, by a recen
resolution of the Grand Ducal
ment and the Hesse Darmstadt Chamber
to be formed immediately. As Prussia
is supreme in all matters military
throughout the Southern German Con
federation as well as in the North, what
is the rule for Hesso must also be the
rufe for Bavaria, Wurtemburg, Ac. It
is most important that people as well
as governments should not shut their
eyes against evidence. The alarmists
are now the greatest friends of peace. It
is certain that the French Emperor is
meditating war on a grand scalo, and it
is equally certain that the nefarious ob
ject is an extension of territory, in order
to restore his prestige, grievously dam
aged by the Mexican failure, and tojitifle
opposition at the next elections. '
is a hope that the good sense of the world
may yet baulk these designs, but safety
lies in constant vigilance and a keen
sense of the impending danger. *
Toi I e
From the West.
St. Louis. Aug. 12.—A Fort Gibson
letter says that Lewis Downing has been
elected Chief cf the Cherokee nation,
over Wm. P. Ross, by a large majority.
Both the Northern and Southern Chero
kees voted Downing, who, it it said, fa
vors the sectionizing oi the lands of the
nation, and othejr public enterprises.
The Salt Lake Videttc of the 26th ult.
says that tho Colorado river has risen so
high as to back up Gold river, causing
destruction in Arizona City Warehout -
es, stores, residences and hotels were
swept away. The loss is estimated at
It is believed that the Government has
been defrauded out of millions of dollars
by a system of collecting on soldiers
forged discharges, transportation dis
chui^es, Ac., which has been recently
discovered. It is said many persons
moving in respectable society are engag
ed in this business, and developments
of a more startling character may be ex
pected. '
correspondent of the Chicago
Republican says of the present attitude
of the Sioux tribes : "The young men
and the young chiefs (and they are the
most influential) say that there is noth
ing for them to do but to fight until the
whites consent to let them alone where
they are, and to keep out of what they
claim as their country. The old men
and all the older chiefs
f irevent a war ; Indeed they have taken
n some cases, extreme measures to keep
the young men from going out in
{ >arties. These old mqr. iu times past
lave felt and know the power or the
Government, and believe that in Che ex
treme case their people will be extermi
nated by tho whites ; but the'experienoo
of the younger ones has not taught them
this, as since that time they have almost .
invariably beaten the troops."
desirous to
a 111
—The guerilla Quantril is in the com
mission business in Mexico, just across
the Rio Grande, under the name of
Samuel Audorson.

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