ch the poor, helpless, and innocent negro, will be driven forth from the North with slaughter and confusion.
Abolition theorists will not believe this, but I tell you this is the general feeling of the soldiery, and candid men appreciate it with alarm.
In this connection I may be allowed to say that parties from Illinois are now here to make arrangements for taking several car loads of contrabands into Illinois. Mr. W., from Iroquois county, proposes to take one car load for the town of Loda.
War is a terrible revolutionizer of political sentiments, and among the soldiers, no matter what may have been their former political creeds, you can scarcely find one man who is an avowed abolitionists, or who does not look with alarm upon all emancipation schemes.
The test is now being applied, and the question comes directly home to every one, and their future association and welfare are both in the issue.
And, further than this, there is no use in disguising the fact, that th