Lincoln's war on the press.
--In the course of the article in Saturday's Dispatch,
upon the suppression of the Philadelphia Observer
by order of the Federal Government
, and the escape of its venerable editor to this city, it was stated, inadvertently, that the Observer
was the only religious paper at the North
that did not yield, when the war broke out, to the outside pressure, and give its support to the iniquitous measures of Lincoln
.--The same paper containing this notice published an extract from Freeman's Journal,
of New York, which shows that, that paper (Catholic) has been the firm opponent of the war, and the measures of Lincoln
to sustain it, and it has been forced to abandon its position by the virtual suppression of its publication.
The editor, however, while yielding to the power of the tyranny over the press, changes the name of his paper to ‘"Freeman
's Appeal,"’ and by his comments on the occasion fires a parting shot into the Administration which must make an impression.