Latest from the North.
the battle at Corinth.
We have received New York papers of Monday last October "> They contain brief dispatches a great Federal victory at Corinth
states that the Confederates
the instant under Price
and attached at but with great slaughter, and retreated, dead and wounded on the fled.
The dispatch ‘"our forces are in full pursuit."’ A dispatch the 5th, says:
On Saturday morning General Price
, attacked General right, while Generals
with great determination.
At was penetrated and the Corinth House, near the centre
They at the point of the bayonet.--General his column over an abatts on the yards of
They at the time to a scathing and driven back by a
The half past 11, when the the Batchie river.
The died and wounded on either side
was killed and Gen. Oglesby
, are wounded.
larger than ours.
We have taken between seven hundred and other thousand people not including the wounded.--The Railroad is not The telegraph line has been repaired to
General reached on Saturday to the with a large force
General early this morning to to-day
General of the Batchie river and The retreating.
Their is very a large.
General a message here from Column a large of wounded.
was killed the United States
sent at 3 P. M., on the following intelligence had bee there.
of 40,000 men, attacked Gen
our troops, who manner.
was killed at the head of his
captured a large number of guns and prisoners.
undoubtedly be completely destroyed
The New York Herald
, on these dispatch and repeats its the Southern States
to return to the
and Van Dorn
had been force in that vicinity, made up Corinth army. brought away from New Orleans and the new After their defeat at the rebels rapidly as possible all the forces they that neighborhood for the purpose of a sudden blow at Corinth
, overweighting was securing that important.
strategic plan for future operations.
This on Friday last with forty thousand men, defeated and
is a very important one just at this Following up the triumphs at South
and the success movements of Buell
it will have a greatly of Bragg
's and South's army in Kentucky
forces in Arkansas
, and Lee
's troops the Virginia
Thus the is Now with a million of fresh men in the what is there for the rebels.
given them ninety days for reflection Generals
, with repeated blows, will of the of remaining in rebellion. --Let us that a second thought will come over the the portion of the their senses time to of the amnesty promised them in proclamation.
A correspondent of the New York Herald
, writing on the says:
now commands the army of the Mississippi, and all of the army of the Tennessee which is stationed at the old position comprising a splendid army of at fighting men, who have almost every battle, and who have and in the ability and courage With such an army, and a is impregnable, the least danger of his being whipped by any army the rebels can concentrate.
figuring around is busy watching him. A battle to expected between them in a day or two at farther and considerable excitement prevails in military
The War in the West--reported defeat of --the battle in &C.
A dispatch Portsmouth, Ohio
, says that Gen. John Morgan
, with 1,000 Confederates, was defeated by the county Home Guard, at Olive Hill, Ky.
, . It says:
After several skirmishing Morgan
was several of his men killed.
then retreated toward the river, burning thirty on his way. Last night Morgan
went and brought up 300 of the 117th
A dispatch Louisville
says the Confederate
, had evacuated Baldstown, Ky.
, on the evening of the 4th instant, and it was shortly after by the Federal
The dispatch, which is dated the 5th, says:
A has been prevalent here that General was attached by Kirby Smith
a rebel force, at to-day, and driven This last is entirely dis
was expected at Danville
on He threatened to send every man who the rebel army to the north of the
The rebels are cutting new roads from Bardstown
The Louisville special dispatch of the 2d instant, concerning the lasting of 500 rebels by division.
It was doubtless based on the that an entire Georgia
regiment of cavalry was captured in the early part of last week by Lieutenant Colonel Howard
of the second commanding his own and the Second and Kentucky
, which surrounded and completely surprised the rebels at breakfast, who without the resistance.
the captured regiment, is of the Confederate Peace Washington
A dispatch from McClellan
's headquarters, dated the says that a company of the 54th Pennsylvania, who were guarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Pan
, about half way between and Cumberland
, were yesterday attacked by a rebel force and all taken prisoners.
The dispatch adds:
At the same time a cavalry force, under Colonel McReynolds
Captured the encampment of the rebels bringing away two pieces of artillery, ten wagons and sixty horses and mules.
A strong cavalry force, under General Averill
, has been sent after the retreating rebels.
has sent the following letter to Gov.
Hdq'rs Army of the Potomac,
Sharpsburg, Sept. 27, 1862.
--I beg to avail myself of a most the first I have had since the recent battles to tender to you my thanks for your wise and energetic action in calling out the militia of Pennsylvania
for its defence, when threatened by a numerous and victorious army of the enemy.
Fortunately circumstances rendered it impossible for the enemy to set foot upon the soil of Pennsylvania
, but the moral support rendered to my army by your action was the less mighty.
In the came of my army, and for myself.
I again tender to you our acknowledgments for your patriotic course.
The manner in which the people of Pennsylvania
responded to your call, and astened to the defence of their frontier, no doubt exercised a great influence upon the enemy.
Southern view of the Situation at the North.
The New York Herald
, of the has an article on the New York elections, in which it of the progress of liberty in this it and the success of the Republican party in New York, and appeals to the ‘"people" ’ to avert the calamity.
Here we are in the great Empire State of North America
--the State of New York
--scarcely four score years after wringing our freedom from the grasp of the tyrant King
, deliberately proposing to surrender it our own free choice to a tyranny more odious and far more fanatical.
The very fact of such a man as Wadsworth
being offered as candidate for Governor
of this State speaks volumes of our retrograde movement, and indicates the fearfully rapid rate with which we are currying headlong to political destruction.
If we continue much longer at the same speed and in the same direction, nothing but a miracle can save us from rule.
In many respects we resemble the go ahead, vigorous old Roman Republic in its progress, in its backward tendency, and, we fear, in its terrible fall.
It started from the subversion of monarchy, having thrown off the yoke of Tarquin the Proud the last of the Roman
kings, just as the American
colonies by the sword cut loose from George Ill.--From the establishment of the Roman Republic
to the civil wars and proscriptions and the overthrow of liberty was a period of four centuries and a quarter.
Owing to the boundless wealth of this new country, and the rapid pavements of modern nations, we fear we have reached the same point in three quarters of a century.
The Roman Republic ended in imperial despotism.
The American Republic is threatened with the same termination, without perhaps, a change of name at first.--The same causes — wealth and corruption — have produced the same results in both.
It seems as it democratic institutions were inconsistent with a high state of prosperity.
In the American
, as in the Roman Republic
, public virtue and that vigilance — the prime conditions of the existence of a flourishing democracy — have been extinguished by luxury, the greed of riches, and the seductions of vice. * * * * *
A similar fate remains for the people of this State unless they resist the evil before it is too late.
Public corruption, faction, and despotism are going hard in hand.
The Constitution, once so American eyes, is no longer regarded as better than the prophecies of an old almanac.
The antecedents of Gen. Wadsworth
are well known.
be elected Governor of this State, and no man's his or property will be worth three months purchase.--His organs are already denouncing all who dare to vote against him as traitors.
Of course, the proper punishment of a traitor is death, with the confiscation of his property.
Those who vote for Wadsworth
will therefore vote for the destruction of the lives and property, real and personal, of had their fellow-citizens of this State.
This is the issue made.
Are the voters ready to adopt We fear, indeed, that the enemies of the white man's liberty, under the false guise of freedom and equality, to blacks, will be only too successful in perverting the truth, and that the people will be blinded to the destiny that awaits there till the power passes forever out of their hands and they awake to the reality of their political condition is lost.
returned to Washington
on the evening of the 4th inst., and immediately held a closet interview with his Secretary of War
, and afterwards with the rest of his Cabinet, from which conferences the New York papers say the ‘"most important and great movements are to result."’ It is said that he is perfectly satisfied with Gen. McClellan
and his army.
He passed two days and nights will the General
, and had a full and frank understanding with him. The correspondent of the New York Times
gives a description of the guerilla's visit to Frederick
, and his ‘"model"’ speeches on the occasion:
The party entered Frederick
by Patrick street, passed through Court and Church streets, and then stopped at Mrs. Ramsey
's house, to see Gen. Hartson
who was wounded at Antietam
Here the President
, being called on, made the following speech.
"In my present position it is hardly proper for me to make speeches.
Every word is so closely noted that it will not do to make trivial ones, and I cannot be expected to be prepared to make a matured on just now. It as I have been most of my life.
I might, perhaps talk amusing to you for half an hour and it wouldn't hurt anybody, but as it is. I can only return you my sincere thanks for the compliment paid our cause and our common country."
From this place they proceeded along First street, then down Market street to the railway station where hundreds were congregated cheering vociferously, and the windows everywhere crowded with a most excited and enthusiastic crowd — the ladies especially exhibiting every symptom of delight.
Just at it is period the sky became overcast with clouds of luky blackness, and a turns do came up, sending the dust in blinding gusts, and accompanied by a but heavy ram. By the time the President
reached the station it had already blown over of the brightness that is to succeed our dark day of sorrow.
At the station, being loudly called for, he made the following remarks:
I see myself surrounded by soldiers, and a little further off I note the citizens of this good city of Frederick
, anxious to hear something from me. I can only say, as I did five minutes ago, it is not proper for me to make speeches in my present position.
I return thanks to our soldiers for the good service they have rendered, for the energies they have shown, the hardships they have endured, and the blood they have so nobly shed for this dear Union of ours, and I also return thanks not only to the soldiers, but to the good citizens of Maryland
, and to all the good men and women in this land, for their devotion to our glorious cause.
I say this without any in my heart to those who may have done otherwise.
May our children and our children's children, to a thousand generations, continue to enjoy the benefits conferred upon us by a united country, and have cause yet to rejoice under those glorious institutions bequeathed us by Washington
and his compeers.
Now, my friends soldiers and citizens, I can only say once more, farewell.
At the conclusion of this speech, which was delivered standing at the end of the car, the President
entered amid the acclamations of the crowd, and the train moved off. Once again he appeared, waving his hat, and continued doing so until the train was lost in the distance.
‘"Three cheers for the hope of America
,"’ was called out by one stentorian voice in front of Mrs. Ramsey
's house, and the reception which our President
received here shows that that is the estimate put upon him by the good people of Frederick
, and indeed the whole of Maryland
dispatches of the 5th, in the New York papers, contain some matters of interest Col. H. F. Saunders
, of the 19th Wisconsin, has been dismissed from the service.
About 2,000 soldiers of Pope
's army are still straggling about Washington
is to return to that city shortly to testify in the Bull Run
W. J. Florence
, the actor, had been badly injured by being thrown from his horse.
We give the following from the dispatches:
correspondent of a Western journal states that Gen. McClernand
denies having endorsed the President
's emancipation proclamation, and pronounces the statements published in the papers as unqualifiedly false.
It is reported that the new nine months regiments, now being raised in Massachusetts
, are to be sent to North Carolina
, where there are other regiments from the Old Bay
It is stated by deserters and prisoners coming within our lines at Harper's Ferry
in the last forty-eight hours, that Gen. Lee
is now making every preparation to retreat with his whole army so soon as Gen. McClellan
may move against him.
is making his stay at the residence of Charles J. Faulkner
; Gen. Lee
stops with Dr. Hammond
at North Mountain
, and ‘"Stonewall
continues about ‘"in spots,"’ as heretofore.
of Indian Affairs, has returned to the city from his onerous not to say dangerous.
Northwestern trip to pacify the Indiana
He reports that the Chippewas are quiet, and have agreed to pay damages for the property of the Government
that they have taken.
There was at one time an apprehension that the Northwestern Indiana
would make common cause with the Sioux
, in rebelling against the Government
They seemed to have an idea that the white warriors were all upon the war path against the rebels.
advises from General McClellan
's headquarters assure us that the President
's emancipation proclamation is heartily approved by the Union
men in Maryland
, whose only regret expressed is that it does not sooner take effect.
In saloons even and in private circles a here drinking is done — the common toast is ‘"Lincoln
's proclamation, little McClellan
, and the Union
army."’ The enthusiasm for these officials is described as very great in this vicinity.
Another evidence of the sturdy treason of Lower Maryland
is found in the fact that a large exodus of male population there is taking place into Virginia
The lower counties of the State
will not be able to furnish more than a fourth part of their quota under the draft.
It every male individual of Charles
and St. Mary's counties
were to be impressed, still the quotas of these two counties would remain unfilled.
Most of the young men of this region are now serving in the rebel army.
Geo. D. Spencer
, an officer of the Criminal Court of this district, was to- day by order of Chief Detective Baker
, on the charge of disloyalty.
In conversation he endorsed the action of the rebel Government in raising the black flag, and said it should have been done long ago. He will be sent to the Old Capitol prison.
Exchange of prisoners — Affairs at Suffolk
A letter dated Norfolk
, the 3d inst., says Lieut. Col.
has been entrusted with the arrangement of the exchange and that ‘"the next of the Commissioners
will prove very important."’
my is known to have massed considerable force at but the indications are that he is there more to dispute any advance from our side than to make any demonstration upon our position.
The fact seems to be that the rebels are terribly scared in this quarter, but are resorting to the old Manassas
game of holding a superior force in check by making a bold show of resistance.
All the rebel troops in the vicinity of the Blackwater
are green conscripts hastily pushed forward, and will hardly stand fire if assailed by our formidable force.
Under the able administration of Maj. Gen. Peck
the condition of affairs in Suffolk
has greatly improved.
The soldiers are better cared for and the place generally has become more confident and comfortable.
had too much regard for the ‘' key in the wood pile,'’ and carried his Tribune
so far as to disgust not only the army bu citizens of the town generally, everybody supposing that Gen.
F. was so particularly attached to Sambo as to have no kind of regard for white men at al in a subordinate position, however, abolition Generals
have little power for harm.
Among the recruits recently arrived for the New York mounted rifles noticed the somewhat famous E. Z. C. Judson
,) who had enlisted as a private.
was in good spirits and health, and sober, and as full of patriotism as he used to be of a hiskey.
His love of adventure will now be gratified on land, as it has been on the sea and if he survives the term of enlistment his literary talent will no doubt be turned to the manufacture of thrilling army tales.
A letter from Gallipolis
situated on the river, says 300 runaway negroes from Western Virginia
are now in that city.
A gentleman, pretty well acquainted with all this part of Virginia
, told me that he thought there would be near one thousand five hundred blacks who would leave Virginia
along with our army.--They come from as far east as Lewisburg
The rebels are pretty active.
Some two hundred are located in the vicinity of Guyandotte
, and have endeavored to capture some steamboats loaded with Government stores, but as have not been able either in capture any boats or prevent the navigation of a small boats running between here and Portsmouth
Squads of cavalry are moving over all this part of the State
engaged in stealing horses, forage, &c., and forcing men into their ranks under the Conscription law of the Southern Confederacy.
A letter from Louisville
, dated the 1st, says that Bull Nelson
was buried there the day before, with great pump, his coffin being mounted with massive silver ornaments and enveloped in ‘"his country's flag"’ The letter says:
Major General Buell
yesterday announced the death of Major General Nelson
in feeling and befitting terms.
History will honor Gen. Nelson
as one of the first to organize, by his own individual exertions, a military force in Kentucky
, his native State, to rescue here from the vortex of rebellion, toward which she was crafting.
On more than one battle field he was his gallant
reported that General Buell
retains his command on the recommendation of General Thomas
and nearly all the other division officers of the Army of the Ohio.
D. and Boyle
are to command divisions.
's splendid division, comprising thereon regiments of about 6,200 men, and four batteries, paraded our streets yesterday.
Latest papers from Nashville
date the 23d.--Nashville
was then in our possession.
Fully 200,000 letters for Buell
's army are said to have accumulated at Louisville
, and 30,000 letters to have been sent yesterday from this post office.
The rebel army in Kentucky
is now computed at about 80,000.
However, Col. W. H. Polk
, of Tennessee
, is said to assert that Bragg
has only 25,000, with which he frightened Buell
and the Generals
in command at Louisville
The invader's scout for pickets are within twelve miles of the city.
Our inner line of trenches is within the corporation limits, and crosses our once beautiful cemetery Many graves are torn up, and tomo-stones and monuments thrown down.
The stern necessities and terrible realities of war surround and press upon us. The invader a Legislature meets to-day at Danville
.--We are concerned about the safety of General G. W. Morgan
He abandoned the Gap
on the 25th.
to-day says the Government
should proceed to draft at once for the balance, and then call for 400,000 more to be held in reserve.
‘"A peace must be conquered.
Prosecute this war with all energy and an activity which assume that it can only terminate by the utter annihilation of the rebel army, and the destruction of all its resource. "’
seems to be afraid that ‘"Little Mac"’ don't exactly understand that he has on a victory, and writes him the following assurance of the fact:
General: Your report of yesterday, giving the results of the battles of South Mountain
and Antitain, has been received and submitted to the President
They were not only hard fought battles, but well-earned and decided victories.
The valor and endurance of your army in the several conflicts which terminated in the expulsion of the enemy from the loyal State of Maryland
, are creditable alike to the troops and to the officers who commanded them.
A grateful country, while mourning the lamented dead, will not be unmindful of the honors due to the living. H. W. Halleck Gen.
has issued an order against pillaging, as ‘"we are now occupying a country inhabited by a loyal population, who look to us for the preservation of order and discipline, instead of suffering our men to go about in small parties, lawlessly depredating upon their property."’
Reflections on old Abe's visit to the army.
A correspondent of the New York Times
, writing from Harper's Ferry
about the visit of Lincoln
to the army, laments the great change in it since the visit to Harrison's Landing
Of some of the probable objects of the President
's visit here, it is best not to speak.
Among the reasons he had for coming was, doubtless, the wish to inform himself by personal inspection of the character and extent of the recent campaign in Maryland
, as well as of the present condition of our army, which has been rejuvenated and reorganized since be last inspected it at Harrison's Landing
.--How many of the brave men who welcomed him there have since gone to their home, or, disabled by their wounds, have ceased to do battle for the Republic
But the voices that saluted him to-day with their shouts gave him the assurance that other hands have taken up the work and will carry it forward with equal earnestness and self-sacrifice
I know not what reflections occupied the mind of Mr. Lincoln
as be passed by the battle-scarred ensigns that met him on every hand, and looked upon those regiments, with but the decimal part remaining, under the command of Captains
They could not but recall to me the experience the Army of the Potomac had passed through since the days of those Presidential reviews before Washington
, when the great anaconda was gathering its folds for the spring.
Where are the men who then shouted for the Union
A handful only of veterans stand in the ranks to-day, as their representatives, and men were occupying their places, ready to follow their fate it the country demanded it.
Platform of the Government party at the North.
Gen. James S. Wadsworth
, the Republican
nominee for Governor
of New York and at present Military Governor
of Washington, D. C.
, has written a letter accepting the nomination.
His position is that of the whole Republican party at the North
, and therefore adds an importance to his utterance which it would not otherwise possess.
He approves of Lincoln
's Emancipation Proclamation
and recommends it to the electors of New York for the following reasons:
1. It is an effectual aid to the speedy and complete suppression of this rebellion.
Six or eight millions of whiles, having had time to organize their Government, and arm their troops, fed and supported by the labor of four millions of slaves, present the most formidable rebellion recorded in history.
Strike from this rebellion the support which it derives from the unrequited toil of these slaves, and its foundation will be undermined.
2. It is the most humans method of putting down the history of which has clearly proved that the fears of slave insurrections and massacres are entirely unfounded.
While the slaves earnestly desire freedom, they have shown no disposition to injure their masters.
They will cease to work for them without wages, but they will form throughout the Southern States
, the most peaceful and do peasantry on the face of the earth.
The slave owners once compelled to labor for their own support, the war must cease, and its appalling carnage come to an end.
3. The emancipation once effected, the Northern States
would be forever relieved as it is right that they should be, from the fears of a great of African
laborers, disturbing the relations of those Northern industrial classes who have so freely given their lives to the support of the Government
This done, and the whole African
population will drift to the South
, where it will find a congenial climate and vast tracts of land never yet cultivated.
I forbear to enter into the discussion of the great in erase of trade to the Northern States
and the whole commercial world, which would result from the wants of four millions of free and paid laborers over the same number held as heretofore in slavery.
I forbear also to enter into the question of the ultimate vast increase in the production of the great Southern This is not a time to consider It will long remembered
charge them with being degraded controlled by the petty profits of traffic, they have met the numerous sacrifices of this great with a cheerfulness and promptness of history furnishes no parallel.
Nor is the question now before of philanthropy alone, sacred as are the therein involved, nor it is a question of ideas, involving an unprofitable discussion quality of races.
It is simply a question of of national life of death, and of the mode in which we can most surely and effectually uphold our Government and maintain its unity and supremacy.
Our foreign enemies — for it is not disguised that we have such — reproachful with waging a territorial war. So we do; but that territory is our country.
For maintaining its greatness and power among the nations of the earth, by holding it together, they hate us. We can bear that, but if we were to yield to their suggestions, and submit to its dismemberments, they would forever despise us.
This great domain, from the Lake
to the Gulf
, from the Atlantic
to the Pacific
, one country; governed by one idea freedom — is yet destined to dictate if need to the world in arms; and I hold that man to be a traitor and a coward, who, under any defeats, any pressure of adversity however great any calamities however dire, would give up one acre of it.
Southern peace propositions and the Northern peace party.
The New York Times
has the following article as a leader:
It is at least a curious circumstance that Mr. Foote
, of Tennessee
should have brought forward his propositions of peace in the rebel Congress at the precise moment when I has become important for the success of the Seymour Democracy
at the North
that the Northern
people should be led to believe in the existence at the South
of a disposition to end the war by compromise We do not for a moment suppose that any exists between the Southern
representative and the Northern
‘"Conservatives,"’ for we do the party the justice to believe that they are laboring not for the independence of the South
, but for the of the North
They the Confederacy
, but merely to Mr. Foote
, on the contrary, is earnestly bent upon achieving a complete separation of the two sections; and we interpret the conjunction of his remarkable speech at Richmond
, with the scarely less remarkable resolutions of the Democratic Convention at Albany
, to mean simply and solely that the rebel leaders are enough to see the great by which the action of the New York Democracy
affords them, and resolute enough to avail themselves at once.
The foolish story set afloat by somebody in the office of the Philadelphia Inquirer
who had taken the pains to lead Mr. Foote
's speech, of the tenor of the Southern
peace propositions, would not deserve a moment's attention, were it not to be feared that in some parts of the country it may gain a temporary credence, and be used to further the schemes of the Democratic
Many of our people are so little informed as to the real state of feeling at the South
, and so anxious to believe the Southern
people more than they are, that some chief to the National
cause might very be done even by so culous a as that of the Inquirer,
were it not promptly exposed.
That the Southern
people desire peace we cannot doubt.
So, for the matter of that do the people of the North
War is rarely an agreeable pastime to the engaged.
But we must never forget that what the theologians might call an operative desire for peace is only to be created in the hearts of a people fairly at war by the evident triumph or the evident hopelessness of their cause.
We of the North
ought not to and cannot desire peace it is plainly established either we have reduced the South
to submission, or that we are unable to carry on the war any longer.
We may be sure that the South
will not desire peace on terms honorable to us, until she has been compelled so to do; and it would be childish to pretend that we have yet brought her to this state.
The Southern dreams still reign supreme in the Southern
Whatever symptoms we may perceive in particular sections of the South
of exhaustion or weariness should not delude us as to the central fact, while three hundred thousand men in arms conllude to confront our forces from the Potomac
to the Mississippi
When the South
talks of peace now, she talks of a peace to be purchased by the surrender of all for which we have been fighting, by the abolition of the Union
, and by the supremacy of slavery from the Chesapeake
to the Rio Grande
If the Northern
friends of peace at any price attempt to persuade the people into the possibility of any other peace than this, at this time, they are either ignorantly or willfully misleading those who hear them, and betraying their country to its fall.
The political meetings at the North.
We continue our accounts of the political meetings at the North
Another Republican meeting was held in New York on the 21 instant, at which resolutions were adopted stigmatizing the Democratic State
ticket as ‘"the representative of treason at the North
."’ The Star Spangled Banner, and a celebrated negro retrain called ‘"Old Shandy," ’ having been sung, Mr. Horace Greeley
took the stand:
said he had not met three men together since the emancipation proclamation who were not happy.
had seen both the North and South fighting to sustain slavery, and could see no difference between us. But the issue was now between the Union
and slavery, and slavery must go down.
[Applause] Every man must admit that our chances of success are greater than they were before the proclamation.
We had begun to strike our enemy in his weakest point.
Perhaps the President
waited longer than he should, [laughter,] but that very hesitancy gave the measure finally its fullest force.
He did not believe there was one man in the Cabinet
who did not think that, if we put down the rebellion, we must put down slavery.
There never was a moment since the war began when there was not a tendency to give the contest this aspect.
He had the utmost confidence in our success.
The rebels had exhausted the goods they bought of the New York merchants in 1860 and cheated them out of in 1861.
[Laughter.] He did not believe the rebels were getting many supplies from Europe
, for they were bad paymasters at best, and this was not their best time [Laughter and applause.]
He believed that by next spring we should be a united, free and happy people.
[Applause.] He believed that the South
would try and patch up a peace before January.
, who saw nothing but defeat for us, forgot that we were reinforcing the Army of the Potomac with 600,000 men. Our army was stronger than the rebels, in its intelligence and its capacity.
[Applause.] As to the President
's proclamation, we heard predictions that the army wouldn't stand it — the officers would resign.
He didn't see it. [Laughter.] Where was the man who had resigned?
There were some whom he washed would resign, but didn't. The proclamation simplified the work of the Convention
It told them to be hold and strong.
They nominated a man who had believed in the sentiments of the proclamation for a year past, and they thought his nomination the beat plan of sustaining the President
[Applause.] The proclamation was radical yesterday — it is conservative to-day.--He believed they would get more Democratic votes than if we had nominated a Democrat for Governor.
says the Republicans cannot carry on the Government
, and that it got the country into difficulty.
Who got it in difficulty?
found the Government
in difficulty, the army surrendered and the navy scattered.
We were in such a state of anarchy, that he, (the speaker,) standing behind Mr. Lincoln
at the time of his inauguration, expected momentarily to hear the bullet of the assassin who would kill the President
.--But our Government had now better credit, with $600,000,000 of debt, than it had under Democratic rule without any debt.
[Applause.] The Democratic rebellion made the debt.
Let the Secession Democrats
call of the war dogs and the debt would stop.
[Applause.] He counseled the most cordial support of the Union Democrats
, and said that he believed that the Syrathes candidates might carry not only the State
, but the city of New York
, with a triumphant and overwhelming majority.
Hon. Henry J. Raymond
followed, in a speech of considerable length, reviewing the position of the North
at the present crisis, and showing the necessity of sustaining the Republican Union, ticket in the State
, and defeating the Seymour Secession
ticket, in order to sustain the Government
and put down the rebellion.
cordially endorsed the emancipation proclamation of the President
as a military necessity, and said that, so far from claiming us for it, the rebels ought to thank us for giving them a chance to save slavery by resuming their allegiance.
The rebels had no more right to demand that we should not use that weapon of welfare than they had to say we should substitute pop-guns for rifled cannon.
[Applause and laughter.] As for what Europe
thought of the proclamation, he had caused to trouble himself about it.--[Applause and laughter.] England
stood ready to take any side of any question in order to injure this country.
stated the true reason of this feeling when he said that it was jealousy of our growing power; and in that statement Mr. Mosburk
fully represented the British
All we asked was for Europe
to let us alone, and we would take care that Europe
did let us alone England
might upbraid us for being slow, out she should remember the history of the Crimes They
forget the battle of Alma
, on September 14, and didn't capture Sebastopol
until a year afterward, and after losing more men than they originally landed.
We had fought better than the Allies in the Crimes, and should fight it out regardless of what Europe
said [Applause.] Our first duty in sustaining the Government
was to sustain its friends in the State
canvass — the nominees of the Syracuse Convention
on the 24th inst. He closed with an eulogy upon the American
After an address from Mr. Francis Lambert
, the meeting adjourned.
The difficulty with Gen. Sigel.
The Washington Star
announces officially that Gen. Sigel
but requested to be relieved from his command.
This man is, next to the leader of the German
in the United States
with the failure to assign to his corps certain regiments recently raised which the Governors
of the States in which they were raised promised to pend to him. No such agreement or arrangement between those functionaries and Gen. Sigel
could be binding on the Department, which must necessarily assign troops as they come into the service just where the exigencies of the moment require them most imperatively.
We are persuaded that a little reflection will open the eyes of Gen.
S. to this fact, as well as to the further fact that the President
and War Department have at all times done every possible thing to gratify him. The trouble between them forcibly illustrates first, the embarrassments to the service growing out of the interference of Governors — acting as such with the disposition of troops raised for the public rather than be commanded by any particular General, and, also, the worse than folly of disposing of troops to any other end whatever than that of using them as and where they can for the time being best subserve the cause for which they were brought into the service.
We may not inappropriately remark that the Governors
lately here are also understood to have virtually assumed the right not only thus to assign the troops, but, in more than one the Generals
, in the way of insisting that one should have this command, another that commend, and that others should be removed from their command, &c., &c. All this is in exact keeping with the doings of the political leaders that have, up to this time, brought so many delays and reverses on our guns.
It will be readily perceived that to permit the Governors
of States to assign troops to special officers, would be virtually conceding to them the right to make or unmake General son command.
A band of thirty or forty marauders, stragglers and deserters from, and camp followers of, our army, are roaming over portions of London and Fairfax counties
, insulting, maltreating, and plundering citizens with impurity.
We trust that Gen. Banks
will promptly send after them a body of cavalry with instructions to shoot or hang them on the spot where caught.
Just prior to the visit paid to Warrenton
by our forces, the Confederate
authorities in anticipation of the away every negro in the neighborhood, slave or free, to a portion of
The Northern Episcopal Convention.
The opening discourse of this body, which is still in session at New York, was delivered by Bishop McCloskey
, of Michigan
He began by observing that this was a sad day. Our country was now engaged in an unhappy contest.
He referred to the last general convention of the Church
and the happy hours which the brothen of the Church
then enjoyed the only dark shade in the picture being the threat of disunion, which also threatened to forever divide a united Church.
He then proceeded to observe that our country was now contending with one of he most devastating rebellions that ever cursed a nation.
He said he would view some of the causes of this crisis.--he would not undertake to consider the political causes.
We had, as a nation, by pride and vain boasting. With an our boasting of religions belief there was, verify less real religion in this than in my nation prot to be Christian
, in the world.
The name of God was profaned the Sabbath was desecrated.
Our intellectual men have become refined, religious philosophers.
It was no wonder that, in the midst of such a state of things, men sought out methods to avoid the offence of their own actions, and that God's judgments should fall upon us. Corruption had become so common that it was now a matter of course.
There were to-day thousands crying to God crying against the practices which have brought all this offering upon us.
The false teachings of the Church
were largely responsible for the present religious condition of our people.
ministers of religion had misled the people, and the influence of their work had reached to the uttermost corners of our country.
This Church had in the of this rebellion withstood the temptation.
Every battle-field has arrested the purity of her teachings.
Her ministers, with fewest possible exceptions, have remained faithful to the trust and teaching of the Church
This was the only spot left where the passions were not roused, where the breasts of men had not been torn with political strike, where the hearts of men had not been torn by pulpit appeals.
must rouse at this crisis and present the grand antidote to the evil which had been so thoroughly prevalent so free to prevail.
There never was a time when the energies of the Church
were more loud called for. Already the Church
has preserved religion pure and holy and its had not been filled with panderers to public favor.
She must continue what she had been, the great conservative element in the nation.
The communion service was conducted by Bishops Remper, of Wisconsin
, De Laucey, of Western New York; Whittington
; Bishopric king of Vermont
, and others.
The large congregation participated in the communion.
The right reverend
clergy then returned to the House of Bishops
, where they organized by electing the Rev. Dr. Creek
, of Kentucky
, president, and the Rev. Dr. Kendall
, of Boston
The Convention held its fourth daily session on Saturday.
The attendance was large, and a question of the forms of the Rubric, and of special prayer in reference to the present national emergency led to protracted and animated debates.--The feature of the session was the address of Hon. Horatin Seymour
candidate for the Governorship of New York, who while favoring a special form of prayer, adjured the Convention
to deal gently with their absent brethren of the South
, in view of an early possible reconciliation.
Rev. Dr. Hawks
also very forcibly showed the Church
to be not of this world nor affected in its essence by worldly dissections.
Numerous resolutions pledging the loyalty of the Convention
, and its support of all measures aimed at the rebellion, were referred to appropriate committees, instructed to report on Thursday next.
The red flannel badge.
The following paragraph is from the Baltimore American
Some time since the lamented General Kearney
ordered his officers to wear, sewed on their caps, a square bit of red flannel
, that he might the more easily recognise them.
They have determined to adopt this red badge as an honorary distinction, and their now commander General Stoneman
, approves of it. Field and staff officers wear it on the crown of their caps, line officers on the front of their caps, and privates on the right side.
In the next fight in which they may be engaged, Kearney
's men, with their badge, will avenge their beloved commander.
The New York Stock Market.
The New York Herald
, of the 6th, says there was no abatement of speculative excitement on Saturday, and adds:
At the first board there was an advance of 3 per cent in Missouri
6 s, and 2 per cent. in Erie
old, other descriptions being firm at the highest quotations of Friday evening. In the afternoon there was a rush to realize profits which led to a decline of 2 per cent. in Erie
preferred, ½ in Illinois
Central, and 1a1½ in other active shares.
After this decline new buyers came in, and the market closed firm at an advance of ½a1 per cent.
from the lowest prices of the day. An active demand for money was created by the speculation in stocks, and the regular lenders on stocks disposed of all their means at an early hour at 5 per cent., after which some loans were effected at 6.
Exchange closed at 135½, gold rose to 12¼ and demand notes to 119¼.
The latest letters from Mississippi
represent the national loss in the battle of Lukas at 148 killed, 170 wounded, and 94 missing. Total 312.
The loss of the enemy was at least 1,200 in killed and wounded, and 1,000 prisoners, among whom were Col. Mabree
. First Texas Legion, Lieutenant-Colonel Gilmore
, commanding Third Louisiana infantry; seven Captains
and eighteen Lieutenants
Gen. George W. Morgan
, with his entire force in good health, and with all his artillery and trains, arrived at Greensburg, Ky.
, on the Ohio river
, fifteen miles from Portsmouth
, on Friday evening.
An affray occurred in New York Sunday morning between a number of white men and negroes, which resulted in the killing of one white man and the seriously wounding of another.
Before the police arrived on the spot the negroes succeeded in making their escape.
, of the 106th New York infantry, now stationed at New Creek, Virginia
, has been taken to Wheeling
, having manifested symptoms of insanity.
are to be subject to the draft, and those who are drafted are to fall in or pay two hundred dollars each.
The Governor of Ohio
has ordered that the ministers of the Gospel in charge of regular congregations shall be exempt from the draft.
Sixty men employed in Colt
's armory were among the drafted soldiers in Hartford
The Government ordered their discharge from the military service, and sent them back to the armory.
There were one hundred and seventeen deaths in New Orleans during the week ending on the 21st ult., and one of the persons deceased was one hundred and seventeen years old.
Fifty-nine men are all that remain of the Second Wisconsin regiment, that left the Stole but little over a year ago nearly eleven hundred strong.