From the North.
From late Northern papers we gather the following:
A bold Protest from Maryland.
The Annapolis (Md.) Gazette, heretofore the organ of the Administration party
in the 6th Congressional district, speaking of the late pronunciamento
of President Lincoln
to the Border State Congressmen
, delivers itself as follows:
But the most singular feature of the address is a vague and timid allusion to the Abolition pressure brought to bear upon the President
, and his evident conviction that the destruction of slavery in the Border States
would be a sufficient stop to the Abolition Cerberus
Give the dogs that
bone and they will readily furnish men to push further South; doubtless in the hope of freeing more negroes.--Conversely, we suppose, if they do not get what they demand, no more means will be furnished for the prosecution of the war.
This is our interpretation of the President
If it be correct, we would like to know if such a humiliating speech has ever before come from the White House
And is it not an absolute and positive declaration that the war is for the negro, and not for the restoration of the Union
; that the President-is-opposed to such a policy, but is obliged
to adopt it?
We can read the seeming riddle in no other way. And, if our reading be correct, we have no hesitation in expressing the hope that the days of the Republic, are numbered.
We wish to hear of no more slaughtered thousands as an offering to the Moloch of a petty and contemptible fanaticism.
We wish no longer to hear vain boasting of the strength of our institutions.
Let them perish, and let the vast ruins be a perpetual proof that men are little better than beasts.
Our language may be deemed too strong; but we have expressed our convictions in the premises.
And those convictions are none the less firm because of the fact that we uncompromisingly advocate emancipation in Maryland
We advocate it because we believe it will be of immense advantage to our State.
But we are not prepared to do that or any other act at the nod of crazy fanatics, who proteose to prefer the destruction of the country to the existence of slavery.
Conference of the rebel Generals at Richmond — their Flans for the future.
Memphis, July 30.
of this morning, has the following from authentic sources, among other interesting items as to the proceedings of the rebels:
We have some inkling subject discussed at two conferences of principal military leaders, held in Richmond
the 4th and 5th inst. It is understood that they came to the conclusion that they must not lose any more territory.--The defensive policy was strongly attacked, and both Lee
advised the invasion of the North
at three points, namely; From Cumberland
, from Louisville
, and from Paducah
It is alleged that the following plan of operations for the remainder of the summer campaign was agreed upon; First, the immediate obstruction of the James river
, so as to make it impossible for McClellan
to use it as a means of communicating with the Government
and for the transportation of reinforcements and army supplies.
The occupation of Williamsburg
, and the entire Peninsula.
The recovery of the whole territory of Virginia
, and the suppression of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, the recovery of New Orleans, Memphis
, and the Mississippi river
, and the expulsion of the Federal
troops from Tennessee
Fourth, When these objects have been accomplished, then it was proposed to carry out the plan of Lee
To make the Potomac
and Ohio rivers
at once their base of operations and frontier lines, and to transfer the seat of war from Virginia
, to Maryland
To hurl upon Washington
a column of 200,000 troops.
By the capture of that city, the liberation of Baltimore
and the invasion of the North
at the three points named above, becoming in turn the invaders they hope to make it necessary for us to keep at home, for the defence of our cities, five hundred thousand troops.
The Confederate Endorsement of guerrillas — a Wail from the North.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
nor the North
, so it says, were not prepared for Secretary Randolph
's last order.
It is horrified at this ‘"official endorsement of the shameful and horrible system which all modern civilization has branded as barbarous." ’ It says:
Let it be borns in mind, for future reference, that on the 16th day of July, 1862, George W. Randolph
, calling himself ‘"Secretary of War
of the Confederate States
,"’ proclaimed that ‘"Partisan Rangers are a part of the Provisional army of the Confederate States
, subject to all the regulations adopted for its government, and entitled to the same protection as prisoners of war."’ It may by and by be a matter of interest to those across the ocean who are sitting as spectators of this war to know ‘"which side first set the example of departing from the laws of civilized warfare, and of beginning a system of treachery and atrocity."’ In the meantime we beg our critics in England
, who have by their officious intermeddling made this rebellion what it has become, to represent to their rebellious proteges what one of England
's own writers calls ‘"the unspeakable atrocities a partisan warfare gives birth to,"’ and to urge them "to consider well, first, the cowardly, treacherous, and atrocious character of all guerrilla warfare, and in the next place, the certain misery which it em ils on the country which practices it, and its inefficiency, as a general rule, to conquer or expel an my, how ever much it may annoy him; and to assure them ‘"that no nation attacked by an overwhelming force of disciplined armies was ever saved by such means"’ It is possible that in return for the aid and comfort furnished them by their very devoted friends in London
, the rebel leaders may reconsider their course, and be saved from sinking into a still deeper infamy than that which ably awaits them.
It becomes a matter of grave concernment to our own Government and people how far the insolent demands of our overbearing and insolent enemy are to be regarded.
It is an easy matter for Jefferson Davis
and his ‘"Secretary
to demand protection for the property and immunity for the person of any malefactor and traitor in the land, or to threaten vengeance upon some of our unfortunate prisoners in their hands.
In this same document, of the 16th of July, this Randolph
claims the citizens of Missouri
as citizens of the so-called Confederate States
, and talks of protection to be furnished to them, or the application of the lex talionis.
He may demand that every traitor on whom the Government
seizes, for punishment, should be allowed to go scot free, or send to a felon's prison and a felon's death other of our Corcorans and our Neffs.
Of course there must be some limit fixed by our Government to its acquiescence in such demands.
And there must be on the part of our people, a willingness, if need be, to suffer rather than that both the Government
and the people should be humiliated by yielding to such atrocious exactions.
advised that Rome
should not submit to unworthy terms, and went back willingly to the death that awaited him, on Rome
The old Roman spirit still lives in our people, to sustain, at any sacrifice, the Government
, when it emulates the firmness and dignity of the Roman Senate
A Blast from Seward's organ — Lesson for the War.
The Albany Evening Journal
's organ) thinks ‘"the war has been a stern schoolmaster to the people of the loyal States."’ It says:
We have learned the folly of underrating our enemies.
We have learned that they are equally brave, equally hardy, equally quick-witted, equally endowed with martial qualities with ourselves.
We have learned that they are terribly in earnest in their efforts to achieve their ends; that they are desperate in their resolve to divorce themselves from us; that they are determined to resist our efforts to conquer them to the bitter end. We have learned that they are as wary at they are unscrupulous, that they are as cunning as they are depraved, that they are as quick to take advantage of our weakness, our blunders, and our indecision.--We have learned that they are fully our peers in military capacity, and that, as soldiers, they make up in dash what they lack in solid hardihood.
We have learned that the very despotism that exists among them gives them a compactness and unity which we do not and cannot possess.
We have learned how little active co-operation we are to expect from the ‘"Union element"’ of the extreme South
We have learned that
ment, even where most prevalent, is timid, torpid, doubtful, negative; that it ‘"needs watchers"’ to sit by and nurse it; that it is often treacherous and counterfeit; that in many instances it is rather a stumbling block in our way than a prop and ary We have learned that little by little, the poison of secession has spread among the people — that little by little it has possessed and crazed them, until public sentiment has in many sections become almost a unit.
We have learned the folly of expecting sympathy from foreign Governments and foreign peoples.
We have learned that we are hated most cordially where we had reason to look for moral support; that we stand to-day apart and isolated, without a friend or backer in any power on earth.
We have learned that we must not only fight the good fight unassisted, but under the shadow of the frowns of Europe
We have learned that slavery, instead of being an element of weakness, is an element of strength to the rebels.
We have learned that it is one of their chief props and staffs of support; that the four million of blacks held in bondage are used as effective weapons with which to fight and oppose us. We have learned that we cannot successfully fight the enemy and protect ‘"the institution"’ at the same time; and that if we ever hope to succeed we must leave the latter to its fate.
We have learned that the contest between us and the Confederates
is reduced to a question of pure brute force.
We have learned that the arm that can strike hardest, and the foot that can stand firmest, and the brain that can plot spent, will win the day. We have learned that it will no longer do to ‘"play war;"’ that it will no longer do to administer emollients; that the disease is of that virulent nature that it demands the most active remedies.
We have learned that there is middle ground — no half way house — between absolute triumph and absolute vassalage.
Fallen from Grace.
Brig. Gen. Neal Dow
, author of the Main Liquor Law
, has fallen from grace.
At New Orleans recently he took ‘"No. 21"’ in the St. Charles Hotel
and drank a julep so dry that ‘"it seemed as if a sirocco had passed over it."’ The Brooklyn (N. Y.) Eagle,
commenting on this horrible affair, says:
This is frightful.
, who a few years ago was not content unless all mankind foreswore eternal enmity to mint juleps and all other ‘"peculiar sanities"’ compounded by liquor sellers; Neal Dow
, who called out the police of Portland
to shut up the liquor shops; Neal Dow
, who was never weary of poking his nose into other people's business, like a true New Englander; Neal Dow
succumbing before the seductive influences of a mint julep.
Oh! tell it not in Gath
, and proclaim it not in New England
A gentleman lately in Washington
reports to us what he heard Gen. Pope
say a few days ago, in regard to one of the questions now before the public: ‘"I want to kill'em; they have got to be killed, and it is not for me to care what the color of the man is who will help me to put an end to them; so bring on your niggers; if they will fight, they shall have a chance!" ’ Sensible Pope
, you propose to make war, and you will win!--Boston Trav.