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rheads (Democrats) "to light the torch of civil war in Illinois. " This is only an illustration of the spirit with which political controversies are conducted in the Northwestern States.--That editor who, in this critical period when strong passions are easily excited, will deal so recklessly in fierce vituperation, partisan animosity, and embittering sectional jealousy, is either strangely blind to the consequences which may ensue, or is wholly indifferent to the public weal. The Springfield (Ill.) correspondent of the same journal, speaking of the designs of what he is pleased to call the "Secession movement" in the Legislature of that State, says: Its object is the establishment of a great slaveholding Confederacy, to take in as many free and border slave States as possible, and extend its sway over the countries bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and the islands of the same. I tell the people of the State of Illinois that, in the event of the recognition of the South, whic
Commercial, of the 4th, has been received. At the Peace Convention in New York, on the 3d, Fernando Wood was a prominent speaker, and presented strong resolutions, which passed. The resolutions declare fealty to the Constitution, and to the State under the Constitution; that there is no power to coerce a State by military force; that the war is contrary to the Constitution, and should cease; that the claim of dictatorial and unlimited military power for the trial of citizens by court martial is monstrous and execrable. They also protest against the cowardly, despotic, inhuman, accursed act, the banishment of Vallandigham, and recommend a suspension of hostilities and a general convention to settle the manner of reconciliation. Springfield, Ill., June 3.--The House has unanimously passed a resolution condemnatory of Burnside's order suppressing newspapers, and calling the attention of the Government to the infringement of popular rights and the invasion of State sovereignty.
Affairs in the United States. Perhaps the most interesting item we get from the latest Northern papers is the announcement that a Democratic meeting, 100,000 strong, has been held at Springfield, Ill., and that this meeting has adopted resolutions declaring that Illinois is a sovereign (?) power. It shows that the wolverines have at least an indistinct remembrance of the fact that they were once a free people, and this recollection, well ventilated by such men as Voorkess, of lod, and Cox, of Ohio, who addressed the assemblage, may goad them into an effort to recover their lost liberties. This revived idea of sovereignty is a good sign, though we can't say as much of the two resolutions that advocate peace on the basis of the restoration of the Union, and call for a National Convention. These two resolutions, however, are nothing but words. They refer to us, and the wolverines know as well as we do that there will never be any "National" Convention, as they call it, nor any
ing looking specimens of the , who gave his name as Juares Scott, and who said that he was from Houston, but at present was quartered at Camp Lee, was arraigned on the charge of an indecent exposure of his person in the street, the extent of which should have entitled him to an indefinite term in the chain-gang and to be fed on the communed fare. This creative represented himself as a fair specimen of a free white Yankee, and said that he was captured and brought to this city. From Springfield, Illinois, for which place he should return in a short time. Why he has been permitted to roam at large did not appear before the 4th and certainly it is a subject which needs inquiring into. Several slits in and patches chipped from his ears excited some curiosity from the crowd, and many were the surmises as to the causes which led to these disfigurations. The case was continued to the 23d instant. A negro named Jackson, the property of Hubbard & Gardner, was arraigned on the charge
of the State were fully represented. Gen. Nathan Kimball presided, and Major-Gen. John McClernand, Gen. Dumont, and Hon. Henry Seerist were among the speakers. Letters were received from Hon. Lewis Cass, Gen. Logan, and Daniel S. Dickinson, all of whom expressed their sympathy with the objects of the Convention.--Resolutions were adopted favoring a vigorous prosecution of the war, etc. President Lincoln has signified his purpose to attend a Union mass meeting to be held at Springfield, Ill., on the 3d of September; but should business prevent, he will address the people by letter. The most extensive preparations are making to make this meeting the largest ever held in the West. Gen. Logan addressed a large meeting at Salem, Ill., on Tuesday. Judge C. Melivern was present, and Gen. Logan denounced him as one of the leaders of a band of traitors who were plotting the overthrow of the Government. Melivern left the crowd without replying. A Union Demonstration in
der in this locality by one of Quantrell's men, who said Price would be in Missouri by October 1st, and stay there until after the election, and as much longer as he could. The Order in Illinois made no effort to assist if he came in. The late exposures had stopped their calculations. Their temples met but had quit drilling. Wesley Trouter, witness for the Government, testified that the organization, of which he was a member, contemplated a simultaneous attack on Indianapolis, Springfield (Illinois), and St. Louis.--Members of the Order who were fearful of being shot or hung as traitors, if captured, were assured that the Government would be notified that they must be treated as prisoners of war, or Jeff. Davis would retaliate. A Converted Republican Gives a Picture of Lincoln. Hon. Henry T. Blow, Republican, in a recent speech in St. Louis, thus spoke of Lincoln and the loss of confidence in his administration: He was not great — we doubted; he was not firm — we
eading over the paper, stated: "Gentlemen, I appreciate the services you have rendered to me in the last canvass, but I am not prepared to decide this matter this evening; I have made an implied promise to the Secretary of State that before I decide this matter I would consult with him in reference to the premises; but by Thursday evening this matter shall be settled, and you shall not be disappointed." Among other things, Mr. Ulman stated that he and Mr. Andrews had called on him at Springfield, Illinois, before the inauguration, and he had then agreed to take care of the American interest; that if he intended to carry out this promise there was now no other appointment of any note left in the city of New York--every other office being filled except this; on Thursday, we received a satisfactory message; we returned on the 15th; Mr. Andrews remained a few days; I have not stated all the conversation, but the substance of it. Stoneman's raid — a List of Munchausens. Stoneman h
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