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of any crime, or even semblance of crime, committed or imagined against the laws, State or Federal, and without warrant of law, explanation or a moment's warning. When the amazed prisoner asks what he has done to deserve such treatment, and demands that his accuser shall be brought forth, that he may meet him face to face, he is answered with satanic grimaces and insults of the most degrading character. I will instance a single case. The recent editor of the Evening News, at this place, (Hannibal,) was arrested at his residence a few days since, and taken to camp. Whilst there he was compelled to perform the most degrading work, for the gratification of the soldiers and to the fiendish delight of a number of Black Republican spectators, who had repaired thither to "witness the performance." Among other things, he was made to "mark time" while extracts were read from his paper; to dig, under the scorching rays of a meridian sun, a deep hole in the earth for the convenience of the so