Leaders of the war party.
--The fiercest advocates for the prosecution of the war are those who, like the editors and proprietors of the Louisville Journal
, have Government contracts to fill, and make a nice thing of it by selling navy revolvers to good Union men. One of the proprietors of that concern has some $30,000 invested, we hear, in the horse and mule contract, and another is at Washington
fixing up things, and of course they want everybody wiped out who oppose the war.
A most desirable office to hold at any time is that of Surveyor
of the Port of New York
The dullest years secure to him the sung little sum of thirty or forty thousand dollars per annum, while at present, the avalanche of condemnations and confiscations increase the sum so enormously as to bring it little short of a million of dollars for the current season.
Of course he is for war and opposed to peace.