Macomb Weekly Journal
The Latest News.
The latest advices from the army of Gen. Meade are to Saturday afternoon. The enemy has been repulsed in an attempt to turn our right wing, losing 900 in prisoners alone. Our loss in killed and wounded is reported at 1000 – probably an exaggeration. A general engagement is deemed imminent – Lee’s army is estimated at 41,000 infantry, 8,000 cavalry, and 80 cannon. So far Meade appears to have completely out-generaled Lee.
Major General Foster arrived at Cumberland Gap, on Monday last, en route for Knoxville. Nothing later from Burnside.
The number of men mustered into the service in Ohio averages four hundred per week.
A dispatch from Chattanooga says sufficient reinforcements, under General Gordon Granger, have been sent to Burnside to insure his success.
Bragg’s main force is reported beyond Dalton. Stragglers are still coming in.
Fifteen hundred Chattanooga prisoners arrived at Louisville Monday night.
Guerrillas are very troublesome on the Cumberland river. Boats are fired into, and citizens robbed and property carried off or destroyed.
The rebel John Morgan has escaped and is now out of harm’s way, in Canada.
Heavy cannonading was heard in the direction of Orange Court House, Virginia, on Monday, and a battle is supposed to have been fought between Meade and Lee. Gen. Meade having cut himself loose from all communication with Washington, the news of yesterday’s situation or events has not been received.
The New York Tribune’s army correspondent at Metamoras, says Sam. Houston is certainly dead. He died at Huntsville, Texas.
Guerrillas are very troublesome on the Cumberland River. Boats are fired into. A body under Heinson is scouring the country between Lineport and Canton, robbing the houses of citizens, carrying off horses, and destroying what they [?] off.
[?] the Potomac states that a general engagement between Meade and Lee is imminent.
A Washington dispatch dated Dec. 1st, says: The armies of Meade and Lee are divided by Mine Run Valley crossing the Fredericksburg and Orange Plank Road, about 12 miles from the latter place.
The enemy is strongly entrenched and exhibit a determination to make a desperate resistance. Since cannonading had taken place that day, which was briskly replied to by our batteries. Their line of works is near Verdiersville, and in commanding portions, but they will probably be attacked to-day or to-morrow. Nothing of a decisive character transpired up to the present time.
The Battle at Chattanooga.
The late battle at Chattanooga was a complete and decisive victory for the Federal arms. Bragg has suffered a sore defeat, and his army is terribly demoralized. The battle lasted three days, and the loss on both sides is heavy.
Bragg commenced the fight at Missionary Ridge with 40,000 men; he has lost 4,000 killed and wounded, and including all the battles at least 7,000 prisoners, and I believe these figures are greatly under the mark; but above all, he has been isolated from Longstreet, and driven from East Tennessee without a shadow of hope of regain- [obscured].
Our loss in the three days battles will be from 3,000 to 4,000 in killed and wounded, and not more than 100 or 200 prisoners.
It will be impossible for the rebels to make a second stand, without evacuating Virginia, and concentrating all their forces at a single point. But that would be an act of desperation and must end disastrously.
The result of this battle secures the Federal position at Chattanooga, and relieves Gen. Burnside from his unpleasant predicament at Knoxville. – The Federals fought with the greatest bravery, and made some of the most brilliant charges of the war.
Since the battle, expeditions have been sent out to cut the railroad between Cleveland and Dalton and I have reliable information that it has been a success, and that all the bridges and culverts on the road for 15 or 20 miles have been destroyed. Bragg is retreating southward, and our forces are between him and Longstreet. The latter must retreat at once; his only railroad connection has been severed; he cannot subsist his forces in Tennessee, and must make the best of his way out.
“The War to Continue.”
The eagle is trying its hand at prophecy again. It is now prophesying that the war will continue for an indefinite length of time, and bases its prophetic words upon the assumption that the Administration does not desire to end the war. This is just about as consistent as the course of Copperheads heretofore. Having found fault with every measure adopted by the Administration since the commencement of the war, that was calculated to bring it to a speedy close by conquering the rebels – having used every means in its power to cripple the energies of the Government, and give aid and comfort to the rebels, this pink of perfection and consistency now turns around and charges that the Administration does not desire to end the war. The prophecy of the Eagle will prove true. The war will continue until the last armed rebel succumbs to the rightful authority of the Government, and the old flag waves in triumph over every inch of American soil. The efforts of the Copperheads have heretofore prolonged the war, and their efforts in the future will undoubtedly be in the same direction. But, thank God, the venemous serpent has lost its sting, and will be powerless for evil. Had the people of the North been united in the prosecution of the war, peace would have been declared a twelve month ago, and the thousands of precious lives that have been sacrificed, and the millions of treasure that have been expended might have been saved. But no! the accursed spirit of treason in the South had spread all over the North, and Jeff. Davis found friends in every town and city, willing to help him in his unholy purpose of breaking up the Government. This is the reason why the war has continued to the present time, and why it must still continue. The first thing necessary to end the war was to crush the allies of treason in the North. This has been effectually done; and as a result, the rebellion is tottering to its fall. The death blow was given to the rebellion, when the loyal masses of the North rose in their might and put the seal of condemnation upon the infamous schemes of the Copperheads. Previous to that time the rebels maintained a bold front, and defied our armies. But how is it now? The rebels are everywhere flying in confusion before our victorious arms. The rebels now see that their hopes of Northern aid are [obscured] the people are with them; hence they fight with renewed energy. Yes, the war will continue, but, thank God, the backbone of rebellion is broken, and not many months can elapse before our victorious hosts will have conquered the last rebel stronghold; and an honorable, and because honorable, an enduring peace will be vouchsafed to us. The Administration is in earnest, and now relieved from the “fire-in-the-rear,” will make speedy work of the rebellion. All that is necessary is to push on the columns, and the ides of March will see the Union restored, the Constitution saved, and the laws enforced.
Union Men, Keep up Your Organizations.
It will not answer, now that the elections are over and the enemies of the Government everywhere defeated, for the Union men to give up their organizations, and slacken their efforts. The Copperheads have been defeated, it is true, but they are none the less malignant or energetic than they were before. The great contest of 1864 is at hand, and he who supposes that the Copperheads will not make a desperate effort to carry the Presidential election, is laboring under a great mistake. The only thing that will ensure the final overthrow of the enemy is to keep up the Union organization. Let the council fires be kept burning, and let the Union men be on the alert constantly remembering that “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty.” It is important that we begin right. The Copperheads in this county should be defeated next spring at the town and city elections. To this end let all our energies be bent. Let the long winter evenings be spent in holding Union meetings. Let neighborhood meetings be held in every school house in the county. All that is necessary to convince the people of the infamous designs of the Copperhead part, is a free and full discussion of the questions at issue. There is no reason why this county should not give 300 majority next fall. A lack of faith was all that defeated us this fall. With a thorough organization and an energetic canvass, a glorious triumph awaits us. But inaction and lack of organization will just as surely work our defeat.
WANTED. – Butter, eggs, chickens, turkeys, &c., &., at Lea’s Fruit Store on the north side of the square, for any or all of which the highest market price will be paid, in cash.
Change of Base.
That a change of base is about to be made by the “fire-in-the-rear” party, in intent to all. The leading copperheads now see that a course of opposition to the Government will not be sustained by the masses of the people. – This is plainly show by the result of the late elections. Hence, a change of base has become a necessary. The copperhead papers and orators will now claim to be in favor of the vigorous prosecution of the war. But let no loyal man be deceived by these death-bed repentances. The men who have done all that was in their power, for the past two years, to make the rebellion a success, are no less traitors now than before the election. This seeming change of sentiment is only because they thus hope to gain the power that they have failed to get in their true characters. – Does any man believe that Brooks, of the Quincy Herald, is a better Union man today than he was six months ago? Yet the Herald preaches a very different doctrine now than it did then. So with nearly all the leading copperhead papers. Since the elections they have discovered that, to save the Government, the rebels must be put down by force. It is true that some of the smaller fry, like the Fulton Democrat and the Macomb Buzzard, are still barking at the heels of the Administration, and denouncing the war. But this does not prove that a change of programme has not been adopted. It only proves that these one horse editors lack the brains to discern what is a patent fact to the more cunning leaders of the party. These papers receive their inspiration from the Chicago Times, and until that falls in with the new order of things, nothing but Treason can be expected from its echoes. Again we say, let no Union man be deceived by these sudden conversions to Unionism. Let these men once get the power into their hands, and they will be found just as black-hearted and treasonable as before. As the open enemies of the Government, they are powerless, but as its pretended friends they will, if care is not taken, prove dangerous.
Writing School. – Mr. [?] Hill proposes to open a writing school in this city on Thursday evening, December 10th. From specimens of penmanship exhibited by Mr. Hill, we have no hesitancy in pronouncing him the best penman we have ever met. Let all who have a desire to write a beautiful hand, avail themselves of this excellent opportunity of receiving instructions of a first class teacher.
Business Change. – W. J. Lea has purchased the Fruit and Vegetable Store of A. B. Cavolt, on the north side of the square. He intends to keep a complete assortment of Fruits, Confectioneries, Fire-Works, and in fact everything belonging to a Fruit and Confectionery Store. We bespeak for Jourd a prosperous trade.
The Holidays. – The holidays are approaching, and old “Santa Claus” will soon have to lay in a stock of Confectionery, nuts, &c. We should advise this old friend of the children to drop in and examine Lea’s stock before purchasing.
The 84th Regiment.
The 84th Regiment was engaged in the late battle at Chattanooga. Only partial lists of the killed and wounded have been published. Among the wounded, we notice the names of J. Shoopman and O. Morris, of the 84th.
A Proposition. – R. J. Thornburg has built a new blacksmith shop, one block south of the public square, and proposes to show the people of McDonough county what good work in the blacksmithing line is. He expects to turn out good work and do it at fair prices. The farmers will do well to call on him and test the truth of the proposition.
→ The Government, fully appreciating the value of veteran volunteers, has added to the large bounty offered for their re-enlistment, the privilege of thirty days’ furlough prior to the expiration of their present term of service, to be granted at such times as will be least prejudicial to operations in the field.
Transportation is also supplied to the furloughed soldier. Doubtless, this inducement will secure the service thousands of men tried by all the tests of endurance on the march and valor in the fight.
→ President Lincoln has been confined to his bed by illness for two or three days past, but we have the gratifying announcement to-day that he is recovering.
Circulate the Journal.
If the Union men expect to carry this county at the next election, they must see to it that the Journal is more widely circulated. There were Union men enough in the county this fall who did not know when the election occurred to have changed the result. If these men [?] have been readers of the Journal they would not have failed to vote. – There are some townships in the county where there are more than one hundred Union voters, and yet not half a dozen copies of the Journal taken. – With such a state of things existing, we cannot expect to get out the full strength of the party. But there are other reasons why the Journal should be taken. There is much local news that cannot be obtained in any other paper, and every man should keep [?] in home matters. We intend for the year to come, to pay more attention to local matters than in the past. All that is necessary to secure a wide circulation for the paper is for its friends to make a little effort in its behalf. One day spent in each township by a good, energetic canvasser, would double the subscription list. Now, will not some one in each township set apart a day or two to this work. We have offered to give any person who will [?] or a club of ten advance paying subscribers, a fine Steel Engraving worth $3.00. The first to make up [?] can have their choice between the portraits of Washington, Edward Everett and Washington Irving. Already several have signified their intention of securing one of these engravings. The portraits can be seen by calling at the Journal office. Any one getting up a club of 30 subscribers will be entitled to the three portraits and a copy of the Journal one year, or in lieu of the Journal, we will give them a copy of the Chicago Weekly Tribune. Who will avail themselves of these liberal offers?
Protracted Meeting. – A protracted meeting is in progress at the M. E. Church in this city, under the charge of the pastor, Rev. Wm. Watson.
On Time. – This week the Journal is out on time, and we will try to keep it so in the future. Circumstances over which we had no control has for the past three weeks prevented our going to press on Thursday, and in consequence, the papers have not been sent out in Friday’s mails. But we hope to be out in time hereafter.
Preaching. – Rev. Mr. Bruce will hold Episcopal service at the Universalist Church, next Sunday, at 11 o’clock A. M., and 3. P. M.
Business is Lively. – We never saw business of all kinds as lively in [?] square is daily crowded with teams, and the stores are literally crowded from morning till night. We think we can safely say that the business of Macomb has doubled within the last year. Every business house in the city is occupied, and several new ones are already under way, and still the demand is increasing. Several new establishments have opened within the past few days, and yet there seems to be trade enough to keep them all busy.
Thanksgiving Supper. – We learn that the Thanksgiving supper at Blandinville for the benefit of the Sanitary Commission was a complete success. – The supper was No. 1, the speeches good, and the receipts large. The people of Blandinville kept thanksgiving to [?] purpose.
The War to Continue.
People who expect the war to close in a short time must not be too sanguine. It is not to the interest of the party in power to restore the Union either this year or the next year. The struggle must be protracted another twelve months at least, for various reasons. One is, to keep the southern people from voting for President next year, and to preclude them from any representation in Congress. Were one or two southern States permitted to send members to the House of Representatives, the abolitionists would lose control of one of the departments of the Government, and various schemes of plunder and peculation might be thwarted. Another reason is, the horde of officeholders created by this war would be thrown out of lucrative employment, and they would have to return to some occupation which would not enrich them without returning an equivalent. These officers swarm all over the country, and they and their friends are of course all in favor of any measure which will tend to prolong the contest. The negroes are not all liberated yet, and the war must be continued at an indefinite expense of blood and treasure to accomplish this object. – The southern country is not devastated yet – their plantations are not turned into deserts – their palaces into hovels, and the helpless women and children are not turned over to indiscriminate massacre by negro savages. These things are all embraced in the abolition programme of war, and they are insisted upon because they have the effect to nerve the South to stronger resistance. The war is not to end soon – if the administration had any such intention there would be no need of calling out 300,000 more men for three years and paying heavy bounties. We tell the people they may expect this war to continue as long as the conductors of it can manage it profitably to their purses.
The “government” has found another place of banishment and another subject on which to try its tyranny. Maj. N. H. McLean, chief of Burnside’s staff, is this time the victim. – His offense is, that, being in Ohio on the day of the election he refused to vote. His statement that he was not a citizen of Ohio was no exculpation! The “government” could not do without his “support” on such a trying emergency. His excusing himself on the ground of having no right to vote was adding insult to injury, and was held to be satisfactory evidence of “secesh proclivities.” On this grave charge “the government” ordered him to report at Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory. Is this the best “government” the world ever saw?
→ The administration has been hiring a lot of coal miners to work in the mines in Tennessee, and is paying the nice little sum of $60 a month and rations. This is a pretty good figure, but probably the work is worth it. But why should not our soldiers receive as much? Is coal mining so much more hazardous or laborious than fighting the rebels that four times the wages must be paid to the one that is paid to the other? We have had a practical knowledge of what a soldier’s life is, and we believe in paying him at least as much as is paid to a coal miner.
→ The motto of the Peace Democracy is, The Union must and shall be restored. The moto of the Republicans is, The Union must not and shall not be restored. Democrats say that it is patriotism to try and save the Union. Vice President Hamlin says it is “demagogueism to want the Union back.”
Exchange of Prisoners.
Those who have friends who are prisoners of the Confederates would like to know why they are not exchanged. For more than two years, up to within a few weeks past, the system of exchanging prisoners by the respective belligerents was happily carried out. Soldier for soldier, officer for officer, the business of exchange went on satisfactorily. But this is all stopped – no exchanges are now made – soldiers captured now are sent to military prisons and there confined. It is estimated that about 15,000 are held by each party. The order to stop the exchange was made by Mr. Lincoln, simply because the Confederate authorities would not exchange negroes, and the officers of negro regiments on an equality with white men. There never was any trouble and there would be no trouble now about the exchange of white men; but Abraham says that negroes must be recognized as equals of white soldiers. The rebels, for reasons of their own, refuse to adopt Abraham’s doctrine of equality, and therefore the latter won’t exchange at all. There are soldiers from this county now in southern military prisons, and their friends have the consolation of knowing they are kept there, in suffering, anguish, and perhaps hunger, on the order of Abraham Lincoln. Is it any mitigation of the privations of these soldiers, or does it assuage the anxiety of their friends, to know that they are thus incarcerated in obedience to the demands of the fanatical free negroists who rule the black republican party?
→ Whether slavery is right or wrong, of “divine” or evil origin, the Democratic party have ever held, as they now hold, that we of the North have no right to meddle with it in the States where it exists. There never was any controversy on this point between the old Whig and Democratic parties, nor between the Democratic and republican parties until the latter was baptized into the abolition church by the present Jacobin administration. No Democrat of the free States cares whether slavery lives or dies. All they ask is for each State to be left free to manage this, with their own domestic credly guaranteed to them by the Constitution; and for the general government to keep this covenant in good faith, “in times of war,” as Webster said, “in times of peace, and at all times.”
→ In these days of Abolition triumph, elections should be called coercions. Thus, we should say, the Kentucky coercion, the Maryland coercion, and the Ohio coercion, and so on. The days of elections, as they were wont to be held in this country, are a good deal nearer being wiped out in the North than “rebellion” is being wiped out in the South. Mr. Lincoln’s war on the ballot-box has been vastly more successful than his war upon secession.
→ The Democracy have often been beaten, but never conquered. – They rise from defeat with renewed strength and energy, and ultimately succeed in what they undertake. This has been the history of the past – it will be the history of the future.
About Pay Time.
Don’t those subscribers who have been owing us for one, two or three years, think it is about pay time? The stuff that pays debts is plenty, and suppose those of our friends who are thus in arrears will make but a little effort and settle up. They will feel better, and we will esteem their friendship all the more. We have furnished them the paper regularly, and this too at a heavy weekly expense. Would it not be fair for them to pay not only what is in arrears, but also a year ahead, and thus trust us a little while? Come and do what you can, or you may some day find a red mark on your paper, which will tell all who see it that you have not paid the printer.
How to serve the Negroes.
The Mt Sterling Record has the following case in point: In our notice of the people’s cases tried at the last term of our Circuit Court we omitted to mention the cases of two negroes, David and Henry Smith, who have been in the employ of B. W. Barrows, since April last, and who, as our readers will perhaps remember, were tried and found guilty of being in this State contrary to law, at the May term of said court, and granted a new trial. They were again found guilty, and fined each fifty dollars and costs. We learn that an execution has been issued, and their friend and security, Mr. Barrows, forked over to the tune of one hundred and seventy dollars fine and cost.
We understand that if they do not leave the county within ten days after the trial they will be again arrested for the same offense and fined one hundred dollars each. The wool raisers of Brown county confine their business strictly to white wool and any person attempting to infringe upon them by introducing an inferior article – black at that – will be dealt with as in such case provided. Besides the court has the back bone to see justice done, “If she knows herself and she thinks she do.”
Macomb Weekly Journal
The Latest News.
The latest news from all quarters is of the most cheering character, and indicates that the week to come will be full of interest. A Washington dispatch to the New York Times, dated the 24th, says: — The latest news (up to 10:40 this evening) from Gen. Grant, is of the most satisfactory character. – Gens. Thomas and Sherman have got well ahead. The fighting in our immediate front has lasted all day long. At every point along the line we have forced the rebels backward.
The Herald’s Washington dispatch, dated midnight, says: –
The War Department received, this evening, dispatches from Grant, at Chattanooga, which are of the most important and cheering character. The engagement in the immediate front, an account of the commencement of which was yesterday received, to-day has continued throughout the entire day. The rebels, although sturdily resisting our advance, have been gradually giving way.
Nothing further has been heard from Burnside; but the success of this movement is expected speedily to relieve him from the pressure of the rebel columns, Grant’s advance compelling them to retreat to prevent their capture or destruction.
Official dispatches from Grant and Thomas, dated Chattanooga, 24th, says: Yesterday, Granger, Palmer, and Howard’s corps carried the first line of riflepits between Chatanooga and Citer’s Creek, and captured 9 officers and about 100 men. Our loss was about one hundred.
To-day, Hooker, with Geary and Osterhaus’ divisions, and two brigades of of the 14th Corps, carried the north slope of Lookout Mountain. The enemy’s loss was about 600; ours small. – There has been continuous fighting from 12 o’clock until after night, but we repulsed the enemy’s attempt to retake the position.
Sherman crossed the Tennessee this morning at the mouth of South Chickamauga, with three divisions of the 15th corps and one division of the 14th, and carried the northern extremity of Missionary Ridge.
Our success so far is complete. The troops from Lookout Valley carried and now hold the eastern slope of the mountain and points higher up. Hooker reports 2,000 prisoners taken.
The New York Times’ Washington special, last night, says:
“We have news from the army of the Potomac up to 3 o’clock this afternoon. Absent officers may be interested to know that several changes of position of the Army Corps have been made.
“Fredericksburg Heights are held by one divisions of Ewell’s corps, which is the extreme right of the rebel army. Lee’s left rests near Madison Court House. On this side of the Rapidan his force is mostly cavalry. The rebel army seems to have no faith at all that we will advance and fight before May next, for it is manifestly preparing winter quarters at or near Gordonsville. – At present it is stretched from that place to some point on the Richmond and Fredericksburg road – probably at Hanover Junction.”
The World’s dispatch, dated “Headquarters Army of the Potomac, November 24th,” says:
“No changes have yet been made. – All is quiet along the Rapidan, and out brilliant expectations of an advance are as yet unrealized. It rained all day, and this may have delayed an advance.
“Army circles in town are somewhat agitated over rumors regarding a well-known Commissary officer. A court of inquiry will probably be ordered.”
The Herald has the following:
Ere this can reach you, we shall have probably fought a severe battle or crossed the Rapidan – perhaps both. As military movements always are subject to delays and contingencies, it would not be proper for me at this time to enter into any details of the plan of the campaign. Everybody is hopeful and confident of success. Meade’s plans are well matured, and it is thought they do not coincide fully with the views I have heard expressed. They are perhaps the best that could be adopted, keeping in view the necessity, so urgently enjoined by the authorities in the War Office, of covering Washington.”
“Sustaining the Rebellion.”
“The Democratic party have never been the aiders and abettors of the rebellion, nor have their leading men ever been declaring that secession was an accomplished fact.” – [Eagle.
Well, who ever said that the Democratic party was an aider and abettor of the rebellion? No one! But the copperhead party has been ever since the war broke out. The leading men of the Democratic party, such as Dickinson, Butler, Brough, Logan, McClernand, Dix, Cass, and a host of others have denounced the rebellion and the copperheads. The late elections prove that the Democratic party is a war party, as it has turned in and helped defeat the traitorous copperheads, who, in the name of Democracy have been seeking the overthrow of the Union. – Such men as Story, of the Times, Dick Merrick and Nelson Abbott are the men who have been aiding the rebellion, and it would be a slander upon the Democratic party to call them Democrats. This is the very reason why it became necessary to coin a new name for the traitorous crew. No, Mr. Abbott, Democrats have always been in favor of the Government. It is only copperheads and traitors who are aiding and abetting the rebellion.
For the Prosecution of the War.
The Quincy Herald, heretofore one of the most snaky prints in the state, has, since the late elections, come out in favor of the most vigorous prosecution of the war. Brooks, like Abbott, has been studying the “signs,” but being a little better philosopher, he comes to an entirely different conclusion. He has found that the people are for sustaining the Government and whipping the rebels, and that the present is no time for fomenting political dissensions. We are heartily glad that Brooks is converted, and hope that his reformation may be more lasting than it was three years ago, when he joined the Methodists. – He has been a hard case and ought to serve a pretty long probation before he is admitted to full membership in the Union party.
Congress will meet one week from next Monday. The first business will be the organization of the House, by the election of a Speaker. The Administration party has a clear majority, so there will probably be no trouble in this respect. The President is busy preparing his annual message. This will be the most important session of Congress that was ever held, and to a great extent the future destiny of the nation depends upon its deliberations.
Can’t Be Beat.
The satinets with which Venable is supplying his customers at the present time cannot be beat in this “little burg,” neither as regards style, quality of finish or price. Try him on, if you want to get the worth of your money. Made under his especial supervision; a sure guarantee that they are all right. For further particulars, go and see him.
“On the Road.”
Those “hunky” blankets with which Venable has been supplying his customers for some time past, “run out” on Tuesday last; but he has the extreme pleasure of announcing to all in the want of these “needful articles” that he will have a new supply on or about Saturday, November 28th. Call early if you want a good one.
Spiritual Manifestations. – This city has been in a high state of excitement for the last few days over the “spiritual manifestations” of a couple of celebrated humbugs calling themselves the Davenport boys. Whether the tricks performed by them were real or not, it is true that S. J. Clarke, at his Bookstore, on the north side of the public square, has the largest and best assortment of goods in his line of trade ever brought to this city, and which he offers on the lowest cash terms. He receives constantly all the latest and most popular publications of the day. – Any book, paper, or anything else usually kept in a well regulated bookstore that he has not on hand, he will obtain without extra charge.
Fine Weather. – November bides fair to equal September in balmy days and pleasant nights. The farmers never had a better opportunity to prepare for winter, than this fall, and they had better improve it, for old Boreas will not long be cheated out of his own.
→ The Army of the Potomac is fated to have “the rains descend and the floods come” at just about the time when a forward movement is intended. By an unfortunate rain storm, its advance has again been interfered with.
Attention, Company! – Volunteers, who expect to retain their health unimpaired during the campaign, must see to it themselves, do not trust to the Army Surgeons, supply yourselves with HOLLOWAY’S PILLS AND OINTMENT. Every English Soldier’s Knapsack contains them.
As Gen. Grant has whipped Bragg, he will now probably give his army a furlough of forty days to enable them to get their pictures taken at THOMAS & PEARSON’S old and well established
south side of the square, Macomb, where they are taking
THE EUREKA PICTURE,
THE PHOTOGRAPH, OR
CARTE DE VISTE,
Which for beauty and durability far excels any other picture now made, and we would invite the citizens of Macomb and vicinity who wish to get a sight of the veterans of the Cumberland to come to Thomas & Pearson’s rooms, and bring the little folks with them and have their pictures taken, for what would not give in old age to see a perfect likeness of yourself when a child. It would show the effects of time on the individual, and call up many pleasing recollections of “other days.” To parents we would say, this satisfaction you can now offer to your children, and should they be snatched from your embrace by the cold hand of death your possession of their likenesses will afford you much consolation, and would be valued far beyond the price paid for them.
We have patience especially adapted to
THE LITTLE FOLKS,
So bring them along; we invite all to come and see us, and examine our specimens, whether they want Pictures or not.
Pictures taken in Cloudy Weather
Equally as well as in clear weather; but we would advise all to avoid light and blue dresses. All Pictures warranted to give satisfaction. Pictures inserted in LOCKETS, RINGS, SEALS, &c. The likenesses of Sick or Deceased persons taken at their residences.
→ Full instructions given in the Art, and outfits furnished.
Something Must be Done.
“Feed the hungry and clothe the naked,” is one of the plainest commands not only of the word of God but of the common feelings of humanity – a duty that none can shirk or neglect with a clear conscience. The people of our city have been noted for their liberality in giving for almost every worthy object. Our noble and patriotic ladies, God bless them, have lost no opportunity of pressing the claims of our sick and wounded soldiers – and these claims have always been cheerfully and liberally met by our generous-hearted citizens. But, so far as we know, nothing has yet been done towards providing for the wants of those at home who are in circumstances of destitution and want. A hard winter is now upon us, and at the present high prices of fuel, provisions, clothing, &c., there must be suffering in our midst, unless some effort is made to provide against it. – There are many families in the city whose protectors and providers are now absent in the army, fighting for liberty and justice – periling their lives in our behalf, and that, too, at wages that will not support their loved ones at home. These men left their families depending upon the generosity and justice of those who were not able or willing to go at their country’s call, and it would be a burning shame and disgrace to our citizens if their families are allowed to suffer. Let something be done at once to meet this urgent call. Last winter the ladies of the city formed a society for the benefit of the city poor, and joy and gladness was carried to many a hearthstone through their efforts. Let that or some other plan be devised to secure the same result this winter. All that is necessary is for some one to make a start. Who will it be?
Religious. – There will be preaching at the Universalist Church, by Rev. John Hughes, on next Sabbath at 11 o’clock, A. M., and 7 P. M.
Something Must be done.
We have in this city a Ladies’ Soldiers’ Aid Society, a Ladies’ Loyal League, and numerous other benevolent and praiseworthy societies, laboring for the good of the soldiers, and almost everybody and everything else; but so far as we know, we have no organization for the purpose of assisting the wives and families of our absent soldiers. – Something must be done in this direction. Winter is almost upon us, and at the present high prices of fuel, provisions, clothing etc., there will be much suffering in the soldiers’ families.
Interesting to Farmers.
The undersigned would inform the Farmers of McDonough county that he is now prepared to furnish them Beef at lower prices than they can fatten and kill for themselves. He will furnish a No. 1 article of Fore Quarter from 2 ½ to 3 cts. By side at 3 ½ cts.
He is also prepared to furnish Meat of all kinds to citizens at prices that cannot fail to suit.
Market on south side of the Square.
W. M. ERVIN.
“Robbery of Abraham Lincoln.”
A terrible and gigantic robbery has been perpetrated on Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Seward, in a late speech at Auburn, N.Y., astounded his hearers by a disclosure of this robbery. The speech has been published “out west,” and we therefore take the liberty to give the leading argument of the distinguished secretary a still wider circulation. He declares that “Abraham Lincoln must be President of South Carolina and Georgia, by virtue of the election of 1860, or not only the peace of the Union, but the Union itself, is forever lost.” A good may plain people have heretofore consoled themselves by the reflection that the sacrifices of this war were to find their compensation in the blessings of a restored Union; but here it is announced by the first officer of the cabinet that the war is to make Abraham “President of South Carolina and Georgia” for four years! Hear Mr. Seward again: “It is injustice and downright robbery of Abraham Lincoln to refuse him the full enjoyment of the authority conferred upon him by that election.” In other language Mr. Lincoln has a vested right in the presidency, and if he enjoys only a fragment of it the country is bound to indemnify him for the balance. Again says Seward: “There can be no peace and quiet until Abraham Lincoln is President of the whole United States.” There it is. The modern Shylock must have his pound his pound of flesh, even if it is cut from nearest the nation’s heart. The whole troop of Presidential aspirants – Chase, Stanton, Halleck, Fremont, Wade, Butler, Sumner, Yates, etc. – must stand aside. Their seeking a nomination in opposition to the mighty Aberraham Linkhorn is no better than “opposing the government” – it is “disloyal” – it is “encouraging treason” – and they must not expect to escape the traitor’s doom if they persist in helping the rebels to gain their independence in that way. As for any Democratic candidate, poor fellow, a short shrift will await him at the hands of the men who are “loyal to the government.”
But this argument has a wider application. As intimated above, it degrades the great struggle of arms now witnessed in this country into an affair of the personal rights of Abraham Lincoln. It is not a war for the Union; it does not even rise to the dignity of a war for emancipation; it is not a war for a great cause at all; it only concerns the claims of an individual man to the exercise of official power. This extraordinary doctrine asserts that the land must continue to be drenched in blood for no worthier object than to compensate Abraham Lincoln for what he has not tasted of the sweets of power. One might readily believe that he has usurped enough of “power” over the northern States to compensate for any deficit he could possibly claim as still due from the South. The “down-right robbery of Abraham Lincoln” savors of ideas which belonged to the seventeenth century, but which we had hoped were obsolete in the nineteenth. The house of Tudor and the house of Stuart claimed a personal property in the supreme power of the state; but the right divine of kings has long been exploded in western Europe. Neither the first nor the third Napoleon dared to brave the public opinion of the age by resting his claim to dominion on any other ground than the good of the French nation. It is reserved for American republicans to hear their rulers make their rights and the peace of the nation subservient to one man’s title to power. Considering the precious blood that has been shed, the countless hecatombs of lives that have been offered up, the domestic affections that have been so cruelly torn and lacerate, and the gigantic debt that has been [?] to burden this and future generations, it is atrocious and revolting to hear an American statesman, high in authority, belittle this mighty and desolating contest with a pitiful personal question respecting the “robbery of Abraham Lincoln.”
Sustaining the Rebellion.
The Democratic party have never been the aiders or abettors of the rebellion, nor have their leading men ever been declaring that secession was an accomplished fact. Leading men in the republican loyal league organization, however, have been maintaining the rebel doctrine that the secession of the rebellious States is a legal fact and must be recognized. Sumner holds this opinion, as also do the Tribunes and other journals of the party. Montgomery Blair, an important member of the cabinet, thinks these men are aiders and abettors of the rebellion. In a late letter to citizens of New York he said:
I do not concur in the proposition that certain States have been “recently overturned and wholly subverted as members of the Federal Union,” upon which this call is [?] – This is in substance what the Confederates themselves claim, and the fact that secession is maintained by the authors of this call for a different purpose does not make it more constitutional, or prevent them from being actual aiders and abettors of the Confederates.
→ The old song which read,
“As I went lumbering down the street,”
had reference to the lumberyard of H. R. Bartleson, where can be found a large and complete assortment of every form of building, fencing and plastering materials. “Roch” sells on liberal terms, and will satisfy everyone as to the advantages of purchasing lumber at his yards.
→ Mr. Venable on the [?] side, is one of those energetic and liberal merchants that we like to see prosper in business. His efforts to supply the people with goods that will wear, and return to the purchaser an equivalent for the money invested, [?] meet with a generous and prompt response on the part of the citizens of this county. Call at his store – if you want goods that are durable and useful.
New Bakery. – J[?] Gesle[?] is setting up a new bakery, at the northwest corner of the square, and will be prepared in a day or two to furnish bread, crackers, cakes, pies, etc., of the best quality, and in quantities as demanded. Mr. G. is a practical baker, and the public may rest satisfied that whatever he turns out will be of the best quality.
Items Here and There.
- Mr. Reagan has laid us under obligations for a bushel of peachblow potatoes, very large and firm.
- That cap of ours, which everybody is staring at, is a genuine beaver, grown expressly for this purpose by Mr. Beaver himself. For the information of all who are wondering how an editor can wear a ten dollar cap, we will say that is a [?] from Captain Wright, proprietor of the best boot and shoe store in the State of Illinois.
- We are indebted to Col. [?] R. Morrison for copies of his late speech at Edwardsville, Ill.
- Senator Richardson has [?] us the third part of the “report of the committee on the conduct of the war.”
- A new railroad time table went into operation on Monday, which is directly reported at the head of the column.
- Jesse Tatman, well known in this town and vicinity, was killed at Macomb last week. He and a man named Yocum got in a fight, and on the latter getting the worst of it he drew a knife and cut Tatman so violently that he died in about twenty four hours.
- The station agent at Colchester, Mr. Parsons, met with a sudden death last Friday. He was helping switch a freight train, and after it was cut in two he attempted to jump from one section to the other, but the distance was too great and he fell between them, while the advancing cars ran over his head and shoulders, causing instant death.
- Lieut. Wm. S. Hutchin [?] recruiting for Farnsworth’s cavalry brigade [?] had sworn his fourteen men in Schuyler county, up to the first of last week.
Macomb Weekly Journal
The Eagle on “Signs.”
The Eagle has been deeply engaged since the election, in studying the “signs” and figuring out the future destiny of copperheadism. The result of its cogitations is given in the last issue of that paper. Before the election Abbott thought that the election this fall was “but the prelude to the great contest next year – the skirmish that precedes the grand battle for the Constitution in 1864” – “that successful now, we shall go into that contest with renewed strength.” Well, the election came off, and copperheadism was pretty thoroughly used up. The skirmish that was to precede a great copperhead victory in 1864 turned out rather disastrously for the interests of that treasonable party, and gave very poor promise for the future. But the Eagle, after studying the matter in all its bearings, comes to the sage conclusion that the elections this fall will have no decided bearing on the Presidential contest next year. The editor of the Eagle is considerable on figuring out copperhead victories. He makes it just as clear as mud that the next President will be a copperhead. Hear him: “If the war should be so far advanced next year that the country can see the way clear to its early close, the Presidential election will not turn on the war, but on the great political arrangements which must mainly occupy the attention of the administration to be elected. In that case, the Republican party will not have a shadow of a chance. But, if on the other hand, another year passes without decisive military results, the people will have lost all confidence in the ability of the Republican party to bring the war to a successful termination.” This reminds us very much of the old toper, who, wending his way home late at night, thus solilquised, “If my wife has gone to bed and blown out the lights, I’ll whip her; and if my wife is setting up burning out lights I’ll whip her.” But Abbott will find that the American people are not quite so unreasonable as was the old toper. But Abbott seems to think that the only chance of success in 1864 is that the contest will not turn upon the war question. But does he suppose that the people are such fools as to forget the course pursued by the copperheads when the war was the only question? Did the people ever forget to hate and deride the tories of the Revolution? No. And generations yet unborn will have reason to regret that they are descendants of the tories of 1863. No, Abbott, you may study the “signs,” and turn prophet and seer, but the record you have made will stick to you and your party closer than a brother. You will find that the political contests of this country will turn upon the war and its issues for the next hundred years. The people will not soon forget that in the hour of National peril, when all was at stake, the copperheads threw all their power and influence in favor of the rebels that threatened its very existence.
More Bad Luck.
The copperheads surely are an unfortunate set of mortals. The result of the late elections throughout the North was a terrible blow to the prospects of that party and its pet institution, negro slavery. But worse than all this, is the blow that Missouri has given them. – Only think! Missouri, a slave State – the former home of border ruffians and pro-slavery politicians, now sending two ranting Abolitionists to the United States Senate. B. Gratz Brown, for years one of the most powerful anti-slavery agitators, and Henderson, an immediate emancipationist, representing a slave State in the U. S. Senate. Abbott, you will have to take another turn at the “signs” and find out what such strange doings mean. But seriously, this is one of the greatest victories won over the slave power, and places Missouri in the front rank of loyal States. Henceforth slavery is doomed in that fair State, and Missouri ranges herself by the side of Massachusetts and Illinois in the race for prosperity and freedom. Where will the electoral votes come from to elect Vallandigham President in 1865?
Thursday, November 26th, is the day set apart by the President of the United States, for National Thanksgiving and Praise. Let the people everywhere observe the day. We understand that arrangements are being made for public worship in some of the churches of this city. Let the Business Houses be closed, and let all unite in rendering Praise to the God that has preserved our Nation.
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→ The Chicago Evening Journal says: we have positive information confirming the report we published yesterday, that General Sherman’s column has formed a junction with the Army of the Cumberland. We conversed with a gentleman who arrived here this morning, and who came directly through from Chattanooga, and he assures us that he saw General Sherman and staff at Stevenson, Alabama, on last Friday, on their way to Grant’s headquarters at Chattanooga. Our informant says he also saw some of the troops of Sherman’s advance.
Inasmuch as some doubt has existed as to the correctness of the report published yesterday, the dispatch being dated at Louisville, this confirmation is a matter for public congratulation. – General Grant is now verry strong in troops as well as in position.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 14, ’63.
Eds. Journal: — Probably it has been a long time since you had a correspondent from this fair city. Perhaps, indeed, you never did have one, but these are not valid reasons why you never should have one.
We are in the midst of what is popularly the gloomiest month of the year – November, and its gloom is much heightened in this city by the scarcity and high price of coal, which is here a necessity. With you, when the supply of “Black Diamonds” runs short, it is easy to get wood; but here it is almost impossible to obtain that. The city authorities now take possession of all the coal that is shipped here, and sell it out, in small quantities, to poor people. The scarcity is caused by the Ohio river remaining so low all season that it could not be brought down in barges – the usual manner of supplying the city.
Notwithstanding there is “war in the land,” general business is very prosperous here, and many men are being profited pecuniarily by the war. In the matter of costly goods, and personal decorations, jewelry, diamonds, &c., a grand business is doing. It is well for the dealers in these things to make all they can now, for when the war closes, and people return to their senses, and find their purses empty, and business will be flat.
Of course you have heard of the great scare about the conspiracy to enable the rebel prisoners to escape from Johnson’s Island and then burn Buffalo. People up there are now experiencing the same delightful sensation that we enjoyed here, both last year and this, on account of John Morgan. Although General Cox, commander of the District of Ohio, has gone up there, and taken a number of troops, the thing is here regarded as pretty much all humbug.
A few days ago Gen. Rosecrans arrived here, after being decapitated, and we now hear the unwelcome intelligence that the resignation of General Burnside has been accepted, and that General Foster is on the way to relieve him. We all remember General Foster for his North Carolina operations. This city is General Rosecrans’ home, and he is much beloved here. General Burnside was here for some months, and his principal headquarters are still here. While here he endeared himself to all true lovers of the Union, and, in the same ration, made enemies of the copperheads.
Work on the river suspension bridge across the Ohio at this point is being vigorously prosecuted, but it cannot be finished before next season. When completed, it will be a great convenience, and fine piece of work.
A curious case for the doctors to puzzles themselves over occurred here, some days since. A woman accidentally stabbed herself, the knife penetrating her heart, and she lived for five days afterward. The famous case of Bill Poole, the New York pugilist, who lived for three days with a bullet in his heart, is out done by this. T.
We learn that Jesse Tatman, formerly a resident of this city, but more recently of Marietta, was killed near that place on Monday the 9th inst. It appears that a man, by the name of Yocum, and Tatman, had a personal encounter, in which Tatman was stabbed twice with a dirk. Either of the wounds would have been mortal. Tatman lived until the following Tursday. Yocum fled, but the authorities are upon his track, and it is to be hoped he will be caught and receive the punishment that justice demands.
Tribute of Respect.
At a meeting of the officers of the 78th Illinois Vol’r Infantry, held Oct. 10 h 1863, to prepare resolutions expressing the sense of the meeting for the loss of our brother officer Major William L. Broaddus, Lieut. Samuel Simmons was called to the chair, and Lieut. William D. Ruddell was appointed Secretary; Capt. M. R. Vernon, Dr. Samuel C. Moss, and Capt. G. H. Reynolds were appointed a Committee upon Resolutions.
Whereupon the Committee presented the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas it has pleased the Almighty Ruler of Armies and Navies to take from among us our beloved officer and fellow soldier, Maj. Wm. L. Broaddus, who fell at the head of his regiment in a brave charge at the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, Sept. 20th 1863.
Therefore Resolved, That in the death of Maj. William L. Broaddus the country has lost a valuable citizen and a devoted patriot, the Army an efficient officer and a brave soldier, who sealed his devotion to his country with his life’s blood.
Resolved, That in Maj. William L. Broaddus both officers and men found a sympathizing friend and an upright man, as a commander he was loved by his officers and all under him.
A strict disciplinarian, enforcing obedience of orders and at the same time commanding the respect and good will of his whole command. In camp he was a lively companion and a cheerful friend to all – the Soldier and the Soldiers friend. Those of the 78th who survived the memorable battle of Chicamauga will ever hold in grateful remembrance the name of Maj. Wm. L. Broaddus, whom they loved while living and mourn now dead.
Resolved, That while we deplore the necessity that calls for such sacrifice of human life, we rejoice to know that the deceased freely gave the offering, believing that to die in the defense of our country was the highest and most sacred duty devolving upon a citizen.
Resolved, That to the bereaved wife and mourning family we tender our warmest sympathy in their great affliction and share with them the grief that has fallen so heavily upon them.
Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be forwarded to the family of the deceased, and that a copy also be sent to the Macomb and Quincy papers for publication.
LT. SAM’L SIMMONS,
LT. WM. D. RUDDELL,
→ Bigots dread discussion. They seem to think that faith must go with her face tied up as if she had the toothache – that, if she opens her mouth to the quarter the winds blows from, she will catch her death.
What to Send Soldiers. – An army officer says: As I profess to know something of the wants of the soldier, I will simply state what I think would be the most acceptable to any or all of Uncle Sam’s boys.
Procure a strong box large enough to contain one gallon of home-made pickles – not the small, hard, acid-eaten article to be found on sale in the store – but the old-fashioned cucumber pickle, six or eight inches in length, and swimming in pure cider vinegar, a one gallon jar of sour-krout, one peck of nice onions, one half-pint of condensed milk, two dozen finely flavored apples, one smoked and dried beef tongue, one can cove oysters, two or three pounds home-sausage, stuffed, one pound good tobacco and a few good cigars. To these might be added a good book and a few illustrated newspapers.
An Ordinance Relating to Dogs
Running at Large.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Macomb, That the Mayor may from time to time, on an alarm of mad dogs, in his discretion prohibit, by notice in some public newspaper, all dogs from running at large within the limits of the city, and may appoint deputies with authority to kill all dogs or sluts running at large within the city; and such prohibition shall continue so long as the public safety, in the opinion of the Mayor, may require; and such prohibition shall remain in full force until the Mayor shall give public notice of the discontinuance thereof.
Passed November 9, 1863.
GEO. WELLS, City Clerk.
Big Show. – DeLong & Cavanaugh’s Varieties drew a crowded house Thursday evening, and we learn that all were pleased with the entertainment. They give another performance tonight, at Campbell’s Hall, with a complete change of programme.
Who Will Get Them?
We have some very fine steel engravings which we propose to offer as premiums for getting up clubs for the Journal. The engravings are portraits of Washington Irving, George Washington and Edward Everett, and will make a handsome ornament to a parlor.
Any person sending us ten subscribers, with the cash, at the regular subscription price — $1,50 per year – will be entitled to one of these fine engravings. They can be seen by calling at the Journal office.
The Cow Law.
The City Council, a few days ago, passed an ordinance prohibiting cattle from running at large during the winter months; but little did they dream that the quiet and demure “bossy,” is aroused, could control the City Fathers, or wield an influence that it would be dangerous to withstand. The cattle did not seem to mind this innovation upon their rights much, but the owners did, and that’s where the laugh comes in. As soon as the Ordinance was published, a petition for its repeal was started; and it soon attained an enormous length, and on Monday evening the City Fathers came together in hot haste to see what could be done to allay the fast increasing excitement. The petition was presented, and it soon became evident to the astonished law-makers, that the power behind the throne, the people, didn’t like the “cow law” pretty much. So the City Fathers magnanimously repealed the obnoxious law. The people were satisfied and “bossy,” as of old, has the right to roam unmolested, with none to scare or make afraid.
The recruiting business in this county is quite brisk again. On Tuesday last, Capt. Randolph took away a squad of twenty three men, mostly recruited for the 78th regiment. This squad makes about sixty that have volunteered from this county under the last call for 300,000 men. As they passed through the public square, on their way to the depot, the men sang the “Battle Cry of Freedom,” and it never sounded more appropriate. At the depot the men were addressed by Rev. Ralph Harris in a feeling and appropriate manner. As the cars came up, three hearty cheers were given for the Union, and the brave boys were off to the wars. May God protect them and make them valiant soldiers for the Right.
Fatal Accident at Colchester.
A terrible accident occurred at Colchester on Thursday of last week; which resulted in the instant death of Wm. Parsons, the station agent at that place. Mr. Parsons had just taken charge of the office, and was engaged in settling his household goods on Thursday, when hearing the freight train coming, he hastened to the depot, got upon the top of a freight car for the purpose of manning the breaks, and accidentally fell between the cars across the track. The wheels passed over his neck and body, mangling him horribly and killing him instantly. The deceased was a sober man and a good citizen. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.
Another New Grocery Store. – We notice that a new Grocery Store has been opened on the west side of the square, in the building formerly occupied by T. & J. McElrath. The building has been fitted up in good style, and, judging from appearances, the new comers mean to be behind no other establishment in the city, either in the quality or the quantity of their goods. Business men from abroad begin to understand that there is no better business point in the State than Macomb.
What are the Signs?
We are not one of those who belive that the late elections will have any decided bearing on the next Presidential contest. We do not think that the triumph of Democracy and the Union is put in serious jeopardy by the events of the last six weeks. It is true that if the progress of events could be arrested, if the wheel of the time were to make no revolution, and the next year find the country in its present situation, then these elections might have a controlling influence over the presidential contest. But in times like these, as is argued by the New York World, nothing can be more futile than to reason from the one to the other. A majority of twenty thousand in New York, is an insignificant fraction of the population of these great States. Such majorities are within the ordinary fluctuations from year to year even in tranquil times, and may be reversed by events to occur in any month of a great war. If the war should be so far advanced next year that the country can see the way clear to its early close, the presidential election will not turn on the war, but on the great political arrangements of the administration to be elected. In that case, the republican party will not have the shadow of a chance. But if, on the other hand, another year passes without decisive military results, the people will have lost all confidence in the ability of the republican party to bring [obscured] Our enormous debt will go [obscured]lating whether the war makes any progress or not. If there is nothing to show for the expenditure, the people will insist on putting the management of the war into new hands. The administration, after the elections of this year, cannot allege, in extenuation of its want of success, that it has not been supported by the people. Having no scapegoat, it must bear the full burden of its own sins. If it succeeds, the war issue will be taken out of politics; if it fails, it will sink beneath the crushing weight of its own imbecility. It is equally for the interest of the country that the administration should be well supplied with military means. If these means are well used, they will end the war; if they are not well used, the eight or nine hundred millions added in another year to the public debt, without valuable results, will ruin the republican party, and cause a change of administration.
We are informed that the judges of the election in Mound township did not comply with the terms of the law at the late election. The law says the ballot box shall be opened to the inspection of any or all persons present before a vote is received. This was not done. The box was brought to the polls securely fastened, and was not opened until the polls were closed. The judges also kept the box, we are informed, in such a place that no voter could see whether his ballot was deposited in the box. The arrangement was such that it was very easy to drop a Democratic ballot on the floor and put a republican ballot in the box. – The majority of twenty-one counted out for the republican ticket may have been fairly obtained; but there are men who are accurately posted as to the precise strength of the two parties in Mound township who do not believe it. There are, fortunately, means of ascertaining whether fraud was practiced, and we hope these means will be thoroughly employed. If the officers of the election have acted dishonestly they should be exposed and punished; and if they have not so acted they should not rest under suspicion.
Keep up the Fire!
We regret to hear Democrats speak in desponding terms of the late elections. We must not be discouraged – our energy and endurance must not falter. We do not despair of the Republic. True the cloud of error is over us now; but may not the sun of truth shine upon us and our country to-morrow? This is no time for Democrats to lag, or make excuses for not putting forth renewed activity and strength. Never before did the country need their aid so much as now. – Assailed by foes without, and consumed by false friends within, to whom can she look if not to those who have watched over her infancy and defended her against all comers in maturity? The wave of fanaticism that has swept all before it cannot flow always. The ebb of the tide must begin somewhere and at sometime. It may begin soon – sooner than most people think – and would it not be a joyous reflection to be able to say that it began here? – Let us strike the harder for our Constitution – for the liberty it secures to us, and make the stronger efforts to remove from power the spoilers of our country’s peace. Remember that the wicked shall endure but for a season, and the next turn of the wheel may find the people at last awake to a sense of their degradation in sustaining the destroyers of the Constitution. The struggle for our God-given rights cannot always go against us:
“Freedom’s battle once begun,
Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son,
Though baffled oft is ever won.”
Nonpareil Type. – We a font of non-pareil type, about 180 lbs,. which we offer for sale at low terms. It has been used some three or four months only, and is fully as good as new type.
Osage Apples. – Boys, we want all the osage apples in the county, and will 10c a dozen for all brought to us next week. So hunt along the hedges, and bring all you can find, sound or unsound, frostbit or not.
Another Business House. – We understand that a new grocery house will be opened this week or next, on the west side. Glad to see it. And there are fronts for a few more energetic and sharp-sighted men to build up a good trade wither in this or some other line of business.
→ A magnificent assortment of caps – the latest in style, the lowest in price, and the best in quality – can be found at Mr. Wetherhold’s store, east side. Caps for old men and young men, caps for large boys and small boys – caps for anybody and everybody – all at very low prices. Go and see if it isn’t so.
To Our Advertisers. – We are compelled to ask the indulgence of our advertising patrons. For several weeks our paper has been so crowded that we have been compelled to leave out various advertisements for an issue or two. We shall, however, for two weeks more, have room enough to accommodate all our present advertisers and a few more, who may want the custom of the readers of The Eagle.
A Large Stock. – The stock of goods for Keefer’s New Cash Drug House are coming, have been coming, and will be coming for some time to come. At the same time they are going about as rapidly as people can call in and purchase. We can’t attempt to particularize, where so many articles are kept; and can only ask everybody to look at the display all about the room and the counters. The fancy goods, stationery, toilet articles, medicines, drugs, in [?] variety and excellence can be had at this popular house. Mr. Keefer, it must be confident on all hands, is a good judge of [?] the public wants require, and all who are doubtful on this point can be convinced by calling on the aforesaid and sampling a few.
Furs! Furs! – The approaching cold weather reminds us that the ladies will want to know where they can buy their furs to the best advantage. The largest stock in town – as well as the lowest in price, the most stylish in appearance, and the best in quality – is to be found at Wright’s boot and shoe house. – Whole sets or parts of sets, native or foreign, of quality and styles to suit the plainest or the most fastidious taste, can be inspected and purchased of this house. The ladies should go and look at them, and if they want any article of fur Mr. Wright can supply them. – Remember also that this house is receiving new goods about every hour of the day, if not oftener, and is always supplied with every desirable quality and style of boots, shoes, hats, and caps. Go to Wright’s before you purchase, and if he doesn’t do the thing that is right, we’ll blow him!
A Good Breed of Hogs. – It has been said that a good breed of hogs is worth more to a farmer than a well-filled corn crib. While this may not be strictly true, it is without doubt approximately so. There are some hogs in the county which look like a cross between a prairie wolf and a porcupine. No amount of feed will make such a hog fat – the best that could be done would be to get it into the condition of the [?] rabbit, “fat enuff to fry hisself,” but turn them loose once, and they would be “good meat anyhow.” There are hogs, however, which grow up and make pork right along – which require no more feed to keep them than the scrubbiest shoats in the county, and which are always ready for the market. At the head of this class probably stands the Chester White, as answering the requirement of early maturity and large size. The Chesters, Berkshires, Polands, variously crossed, are now becoming well known in the county, thanks to the enterprise of such men as Dixon and Harkrader of Industry, Kea[?] of Eldorado, Lawson of Macomb, Wells of Scotland and others whose names we cannot now call to mind. Mr. Dixon’s pure blood Chesters are the finest hogs that we have seen for many a day. Farmers who want hogs that will set 300 lbs at twelve months are directed to his stock.
Items Here and There.
- Alexander Murray, instead of Johnson, was the young man run over by a wagon two or three weeks ago. He died last week from the injuries received.
- Some twenty converts have lately been added to the Christian Church in this city, under the preaching of Elder J. S. Swinney.
- If the President is the “Government,” then by the same reasoning the clown is the circus, and if a man has a ticket to go itno the circus he will have to enter the clown.
- The city council have passed an ordinance to prohibit cows from running at large in the city limits. If an attempt should be made to enforce it we think the “cow question” will assume larger proportions than some of the aldermen have bargained for.
- Three children of Mr. Craweford, living south of town, died last week from diptheria.
- Winter wheat in this county is represented as looking well. The number of acres sown, however, is not large.
- An assistant in one of the public schools in this city was asked by a scholar the meaning of the word rustic. The teacher replied, “country people!” Pretty good for the graded system.
- The Canton Ledger says that a number of boys of that town have been fined $10 each and costs, for making a disturbance at a religious meeting.
- Three men were arrested at Prairie City on Monday on a charge of stealing hides. They had sold $26 worth to Mr. Wright of this city. They will be bound over.
- The population of Canton, Ill., is 2,619, as shown by the census just taken.
Macomb Weekly Journal
ARE THEY LOYAL?
READ THE RECORD.
We take it for granted that all men, of whatever political cast, who are not in favor of the Southern rebellion, will, when they rightly understand the principles of the secesh Democracy, spurn it with contempt. There are thousands of good loyal men in this State, who still adhere to the so-called Democratic party, believing it to be a loyal organization. But there was never a greater mistake committed. That the masses of the party are loyal is proven by the result of the late elections, which must have been carried by the assistance of loyal Democrats. The leaders of the party, however, are now, and have been from the commencement of the war, notoriously disloyal. Let honest Democrats, who are in favor of the restoration of the Union, read the record of the Democracy of McDonough county, and then say, if they can, that the charge of disloyalty to the government is not fully sustained by their own utterances. Take, for instance, the Macomb Eagle, the acknowledged mouth piece of the party in this county, and see if it can be harmonized with the principles of loyalty. As far back as January 18th, 1861, the editor of the Eagle said:
It is evident that the incoming administration is for war – war against our own people – war against our own blood and kindred. There will be a call for volunteers; and if this means fail to secure men enough to shoot and be shot. Those who, by their votes and speeches, and otherwise, have aided the work of compelling the South into rebellion (if they please to term it so), should have the glory of imbuing their hands in their kindred’s blood. * * * * * If war does come it will not be the fault of any Democrat. Let those who shall cause it fight it out. Let Democrats cultivate their fields, work at their benches, and pursue their usual business. Let conservative, Union-loving Republicans – and there are many such – do the same thing. Let them raise the corn and hogs and make up the goods to clothe the abolition fanatics who want to carry out Lincoln’s doctrine of making the States all free. Again we say, let the abolitionists do the volunteering and be the subjects for drafting. Democrats and Union-loving republicans can be engaged in better business than shooting their neighbors.
On the 13th of April of the same year, the Eagle, which has of late been a great lover of the “Constitution as it is and the Union as it was,” came out boldly in favor of recognizing the independence of the Southern Confederacy, and declared that the Government had no right to hold the United States forts that were located in the Southern States. The following extracts are from editorial articles in that paper of that date:
If the administration wants to hold those forts, it wants to do it for the purpose of AGGRESSIVE measures against the Confederate States; it wants them as a basis of operations, from whence are to issue armies for the CONQUEST of an INDEPENDENT NATION, and to reduce a free people to the condition of vassals and serfs. The pretext that hostilities will be commenced by the South is so shallow and frivolous that it is almost incredulous.
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The whole conduct of the administration is brimfull of taunts and menaces toward the South – insulting and spurning them – and defying the Confederate States to help themselves. It is pursuing the same policy toward the Confederates that the British crown pursued toward the Colonies.
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The continued possession of forts, and the maintaining of armies in the territory of ANOTHER NATION, is tantamount to a declaration of war.
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We repeat that the administration has no PRACTICAL use for Sumter or Pickens, except as a standing menace and defiance to ANOTHER POWER; and the attempted reinforcement of those fortresses, after the repeated declarations of the Confederate States that such reinforcement would be resisted to the last extremity, and be regarded in no other light than as a willful and deliberate intention on the part of Lincoln and his abolition advisers to wage a war of aggression, of conquest, of subjugation, against those States. If he does not wish to do this, there can be NO DISHONOR IN RECOGNIZING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, or at least in exhausting all peaceable negotiation.
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The “seceding States” are perfectly indifferent as to what we of the North may do in regard to negro slavery. They “claim” to have a separate and independent sovereignty, and have no more desire or expectation of shaping or influencing the legislation of the Northern States, than they have of influencing the legislation of the Canadian provinces. That they would like to see the great majority of our people understand and acknowledge the natural STATUS of the negro, is probable enough. But this they want us, who are living under another GOVERNMENT, and in another climate, to “love slavery” and “assist” in its expansion, etc., is an idea so foolish that none but an abolitionist brain could conceive it.
We are well aware that the above are the sentiments of the Eagle, and unless approved by the Democracy of the county not justly chargable to them. But how stands the matter in this respect? In the fall of the same year, after Abbott has thus openly advocated the cause of the Southern traitors – the Democracy, in their township conventions, fully endorsed the Eagle in its treasonable course, and thus assumed the advocacy of the same principles. In Hire township the following resolution was passed:
6. That we heartily recommend the Macomb Eagle as a bold and Independent Democratic journal, and well worthy the support of the Democratic party of McDonough county.
In Industry township:
2. That we cordially commend the Macomb Eagle for its bold and independent course as a Democratic journal, and as such consider it entitled to the support of good and true Democrats, and as many of our Republican friends as may prefer it to the little Tribune.
In Chalmers township:
9. That we heartily recommend the Macomb Eagle as a bold, independent, and true Democratic journal, and as such entitled to the support of every true Democrat and true patriot.
But this is not the only way in which the same principles were endorsed. On the 17th of August, the Democracy of Tennessee township met for the purpose of electing delegates to the county convention, and UNANIMOUSLY passed the following resolutions:
RESOLVED, That the present civil war which Abraham Lincoln is waging upon sovereign States is alike unconstitutional, inhuman and unjust, and unless speedily checked must end in the complete overthrow of liberty and in the establishment of a military despotism.
RESOLVED, That the taking of human life under the frivolous pretext of war; before all reasonable means have been resorted to which human wisdom can invent to avert the evil, and before congress has made a declaration of war in a legal and constitutional manner, is as unjustifiable as the taking of life contrary to civil law.
RESOLVED, That we most cordially endorse the fearless and manly stand taken by the Hon. C. L. Vallandigham of the house of representatives, and the Hon. J. C. Breckenridge of the senate, in the debates of the last session of Congress.
It will be noticed that in these resolutions the miserable traitors, Vallandigham and Breckenridge, were fully endorsed; one of whom has been convicted as a traitor, and banished from the country, and the other is a general in the rebel army. The delegates who voted for these resolutions were admitted to the County Convention, and took part in its proceedings.
On the 24th of August, 1861, men calling themselves Democrats, met in Emmet township, and passed the following resolutions, also endorsing Vallandigham and Breckenridge:
WHEREAS, we believe that the present war inaugurated by Abraham Lincoln is unnatural, unconstitutional and unjust, and that the liberties of our people and nation are endangered thereby; and
WHEREAS, We believe the whole scheme of prosecuting a war upon the Southern States, in preference to compromising with them, has for its end and aim the abolition of negro slavery in those States – therefore
RESOLVED, That we are in favor of peace and Union on compromise terms, to be effected by the voice of the people, through their delegates in a general convention of all the states.
RESOLVED, That we are opposed to general government interfering with the domestic institutions of any State or territory, especially the institution of negro Slavery, except to protect them according to the intent and meaning of the Constitution, and according to the law of nations.
That we most cordially endorse the fearless and manly Hon. C. L. Vallandigham of the House of Representatives, and the Hon. J. C. Breckenridge of the Senate, in the debates of the last session of Congress.
The secesh Democracy of Blandinville, in the same year thus put in their protest to the prosecution of the war:
2nd, That we are opposed to the present war policy; that we sincerely believe that its results will be to drive the remaining slave States from the Union, exasperate the whole South, consolidate their Confederacy, bankrupt the North, and render a reunion impossible; that as the Union was made in peace it should be preserved in peace, and can never be by force of arms.
The secesh Democracy of Bethel township protest in like manner:
RESOLVED, That of all wars a civil war is the most repulsive and inhuman; and that we regard it as the worst of all POSSIBLE means to be used in the settlement of our present difficulties.
The above is a true copy of the record made by the copperheads of this county during the first year of this war. And let it be borne in mind that all this took place before the President had issued his Emancipation Proclamation – before negroes had been employed in the service – before the Confiscation and Conscription acts were passed, or even thought of. The Eagle is now in the habit of declaring that the opposition of the copperheads to the war is predicated upon these acts of Congress and the Administration – that there has been a time when they were in favor of the war. But reasoning men, with the above record before them, will fail to discover the exact point in time at which this was the case. Since that time the party of this county have not improved upon the above record, unless a still more open advocacy of the rebel cause can be called an improvement.
A few days since the same party held another convention, and nominated a ticket for county officers, every one of whom have endorsed all the treasonable acts and doings of the party – a ticket that if elected will be claimed as an endorsement of the most treasonable principles. Let no Union man be deceived. The issue is the same in McDonough county that it was in the Ohio election. The question before the people is will we stand for the government, or for the traitors who are seeking its overthrow. The success of Vallandigham would everywhere have been taken as an expression of enmity to the government, and a refusal to stand by it in putting down treason. The same will be the case in this county. Every man who votes for the copperhead candidates, thereby endorses all the ungodly heresies of the men who are in favor of the recognition of the Southern Confederacy as an independent nation – who denounce our brave soldiers as cutthroats. Again we say.
From the 84th Regiment.
Chattanooga, Oct. 18.
Friend John: Several times I have written to you, but suppose duties and cases have prevented replies. I have been in the service now 15 months, and today finds me in tolerable health, good spirits and strapped, notwithstanding hard fare, battles, bad weather, fever and ague, &c., have intervened. – The 84th went into the service 918 men, today, 450 total. Co. C. then of 93, now 42, of whom 21 are present. The account of the battle of Chicamauga, you have doubtless read once too often. Correspondents are broken reeds to lean upon. The country here is somewhat peculiar, skirting the Tennessee river, and running in a N. E. and S. W. direction is the range of Lookout mountains, on the west of this place, while on the east is a lesser range of mountains, called the Mission Range on the east of which is the Chicamauga River. On the Lookout mountain at the nearest point of approach to Chattanooga is an abrupt eminence called Lookout Tower, which the rebels now hold and which overlooks our whole encampment. Hood’s Division is there. On Mission ridge Bragg has his headquarters, and the rebel lines are from the river to river around us. Just beyond Mission Ridge is the Chicamauga and the battle-field. – Thomas and McCook endeavored to flank Bragg by crossing the Lookout mountains 35 miles below this place at the only available gap, which we supposed would, and did compel Bragg to retreat, as he had then, Sept. 8th and 9th, received no reinforcements. Crittenden’s Corps watched and waited and when Bragg evacuated we slipped in. This was on the 9th. Early that morning we, the 23d Ky., 24th Ohio and 84th Id, got up at 3 p. m. and by a narrow pass climbed the rugged sides of Lookout mountain, some 7 miles from Chattanooga. After a skirmish as we went, in which a rebel was killed and a few wounded, along the top of the mountain, we marched to the tower 1500 feet above Chattanooga, and a scene of unparalleled grandeur met our eyes. At our feet away down stretched out like a patch work or map, nestled the valley of Chattanooga with its fields of grain, woodland and its innumerable roads, while nearly every road was occupied by the fleeing hosts of the rebel army of the Tennessee. – It was a sight not soon to be forgotten. The 10th of Sept. our regiment was ordered to take possession of a gap near Rossville, and as we were on the march three shots fired at us threw us in line of battle, and we advanced skirmishing, when orders came for us to join our division then en route for Ringgold. Until the 17th, we perambulated the country between Ringgold and Gordon’s Mills, which includes the battle-field, shifting position to avoid a battle, until joined by the other corps; and at the same time to continually menace Bragg and create a diversion in favor of Thomas and McCook, and allow them time and freedom from harrassing movements of the enemy to effect a junction with us. Often our Corps was compelled to shift lines by night to keep off the battle in the d[obscured] could not be delayed longer than the night of the 18th. All felt that ominous feeling that overtakes the soldier at such periods. We knew that a battle was nigh. Bragg advanced to cut us off from Chattanooga and the tide of battle with its sanguinary waves was upon us, before Generals could get commands into position; make any strategic movements, concentrate bodies, or arrange any system by which unity of action could be displayed. On the fight Saturday tolerable order, no straggling and bitter fighting was the order of the day. We supported Parson’s Battery, 4th U. S. Artillery, which done us not much material good. Towards night a great gap to our right was taken possession of by the enemy, and “purr,” “whizz,” came the bullets from the right and rear, for a Division of rebels were there to send them, and as our brigade had no ammunition, the artillery limbered up to the rear in a hurry, and the order was given for us to follow, which we saw the immediate necessity for going, and accomplished in good time. Our brigade rallied again a quarter of a mile to the left where we waited in vain for the further approach of the rebels. We lost about 80 men that day. The battle had ended, and save the occasional flight a rebel shell over us, hungered, tired, chilly, but not dispirited we lay down in line to sleep, and as I looked at the pale moon that night, I peered into its crystal depths to know whether it would cast its beams over a more bloody battle-field on the morrow’s eve. That night we held possession of all material points we first occupied in the morning. – Troops with heavy tramp, artillery with its rumble, wagons with grub and leaden jokers, all through the gloomy watches of that night, thrust their ominous noises upon the half-drowsy soldiers. But sleep comes at last, despite danger, death and all, and thus alternating, by clangor and silence we passed the night. A dense fog on Sunday, prevented early movements and attacks. About 8 a. m. the fog lifted and we strained our ears to gather tokens of the coming storm. We moved up to the front a little further, and the 84th commenced building breastworks, that proved to be of invaluable use to us during the day. Just as they were finished, Col. Morton, 84th, on Palmer’s staff came to relieve us and put other troops in behind the works built by us. He told us that “we should go behind other breastworks or go into the Reserve,” in consideration of Saturday’s hard work. We were taken to an open piece of ground to the right and diagonal to the rear three or four hundred yards, halted, and I started to a battery just in our rear, borrowed two axes and again commenced building works. – Hardly had we begun, when “Fall in!” calls the Col., and still further to the left, diagonally to the left flank with Grose our brigade commander leading us we approached the front. When near on a line with the works we had built, a fierce musketry fire was opened on us from the right front and away to our rear we were ordered into line, layed down, then ordered to advance which was done, and after moving forward and fell back all the time in a slaughter yard, the Col. in obedience to orders gave the order to fall back which having to be done through a thicket of thorns, scattered our brigade, regiments and companies so much that their organizations were not again effected during the fight. The enemy had come in by lines 5 to 8 deep either through a gap or through Davis and Van Cleve’s Division, which 2nd Division had given way in great disorder. We continued in the fight in different shapes all day until towards evening we fell back with the army towards Rossville. Here we found parts of regiments arriving, badly cut up as we, and many much worse separated. Strange to say there was but little despondency – no panic – no desire to straggle away from the respective commands, to the rear, though we knew as well as our General that disaster had befallen our arms. The fight on Sunday was terrific, but the artillery part of it was the sheerest humbug, as not one hundred of our men in all that fight was killed or wounded by it. Stone’s River has yet to be eclipsed in intensity and havoc, desperation and tenacity. Night soon hovered over and bid adieu; those that were left to the world, fell to sleep ruminating upon a fight and no victory, or falling back with the dead and dying comrades in the enemy’s hands. Rather gloomy weather, wasn’t it, John? Co. C lost 13 men out of 26 guns, and the regiment lost a total of 110. The Atlanta papers say that Palmer’s Division saved Rosecrans from annihilation. Sunday phrenzy, and a mob-like spirit took the place of steady, adhesive discipline on our side; and as it was the case, I am glad to say it had a corresponding effect on the enemy. Their lines were as disjointed, crooked and badly chosen as our own. Generals, without staff, flew they knew not where, seeking their respective commands, and from a brigade commander up, no one could tell where all his command was posted. Our confusion, doubly confused the enemy and really therein was the army’s safety and deliverance.
Here we are now, as I think, impregnable, holding Chattanooga, the only prize for which we sought. The situation you can more fully comprehend than I can. Rebels are seen all around us, and at our picket posts we can hear their bugles and drums, and see their pickets only 600 yards distant, and on the hills of Mission Ridge their white tents shine in the sun, and their cannon bristle from their sides. Lookout Mountain they use to cut off our communication with Stevenson and as a point of observation. When the camp is quiet you can hear the rebels when they cheer. Jeff Davis was here two or three days ago, when I was on picket and I could hear him speak, the men cheer, bands play “Bonnie Blue Flag,” “Dixie,” &c. Strange times John, worth the risk to think about in after time. Here we are, watching each other. If what I have written you can help to digest or connect the contrariety of reports I’ll be satisfied.
Thomas gets the praise, and poor “we” of Palmer’s Division, although connected to Thomas’ corps all through the night, and under his orders for days after, are left out in the cold because our corps commander was as some allege indiscreet enough to wend his way to town early in the day on Sunday. – But Palmer is the noblest Roman of all. His gizzard is sand somewhat; the fighter who excels him I don’t want to see. Granger is unknown, and forsooth one division of his was in a fight two hours on Sunday. He is a big tadpole at the War Department. His hat represented to have been riddled by rebel bullets has still some of its former outline left. Our corps lost 2900 men out of 12000, over 20 per cent. The 78th Ill., done good work and she is now of the ones christened in blood. – John, Illinois has nothing of spot or blemish to fear from her soldiers. They have a State pride to sustain as well as a personal and national one. Our flag, a mere bundle of shreds, with its broken and shattered staff, certainly needs to be replaced by a new one; a hint &c. The election news was made known to this army last night in the shape of a bulletin from Department Headquarters, and of all the ludicrous expressions of joy, we had it then. Shouts that made old earth vibrate, bands with their gayest tones, and most exulting strains all got mixed up together and with the aid of the kind sutlers, things about the “wee small hours” assumed the shape of a newly arranged medley.
Capt. Ervin, a paragon of men is at present detached and the little squad I at present command. Hope he will return soon again. His boys love him as a father; tried amid the keenest fires and the most appalling of dangers. – You don’t have any idea of what war practically means. God grant, you may never know. Although I long for a return to times like the unruffled past, when the hammer and anvil shall turn to pruning hooks and plow shares, the weapons of war, yet I am for war, continued, persistent, cruel, unrelenting and stupendous, and what not else, until out of its havoc and destruction may arise like unto a “Phoenix” our flag of [obscured] , its white unspotted and its red deepened, a brighter and richer hue, by the blood of our slain, full high advanced as the symbol of a preserved nation and a reunited people.
As ever you friend,
Jos. G. Waters.
The latest reports state that Gen. Meade’s forces are at Culpepper, waiting the arrival of the supply trains. A Union scout reports that Lee has gone to Chattanooga, and commands Bragg’s army. On the same authority it is stated that at a recent session of the rebel Cabinet it was resolved to abandon Virginia as soon as seriously pressed by Meade. Our forces have captured 700 more prisoners, making 2,500 captured within a few days.
From Chattanooga there is intelligence of a considerable movement of rebel troops southwards. It is reported that Bragg is preparing to retire to Rome or Atlanta, and that Longstreet is organizing a raid upon the Federal lines of communication. A rebel paper expresses the opinion that a terrible battle will take place in Tennessee within a few days. It is also reported on rebel authority, that Buckner is moving steadily towards Knoxville, with a large force.
The reported capture of Fort Sumter turns out to be a mistake. The bombardment is still progressing, with a fair prospect of ultimate success.
The news from Arkansas is of the most cheering character, and signs of returning reason and loyalty are abundant.
The returns from the recent elections grow better each succeeding day. In this State the Union majority will not be less than 20,000, and thus far not a single county or township has been heard from where the Copperheads have made gains. The defeat of the treason sympathizers is complete and overwhelming. There is not a grease spot left of Copperheadism. Even slave holding Missouri and Maryland, have repudiated and spurned the unclean thing.
A Change of Base. – The New York World, which is fast getting to be a power among the Democracy, takes the late defeat at polls very gracefully, and frankly admits that it was because the party had tried to make peace principles triumph, when the country was emphatically for war, and says now it is going to turn round, cease to be partisan and become patriotic. This is significant of a decided change of base by the Democratic party. It aims at power and if it cannot obtain it in one way, it is bound to in another. It will be more dangerous in the new role than in the old one.
That’s So. – The times are hard, and the price of provisions high, yet all this cannot destroy the natural taste of the American people for nick nacks and sweetmeats. Taking advantage of this fact, A. B. Covalt, on the north side of the square, has just purchased a splendid stock of Confectionary, Nuts, Fruits, Flags, Toys, &c., which he is selling at reasonable prices. He also has a large stock of fire-works of all kinds and descriptions. Give him a call.
Just So. – The Eagle says that “Gov. Seymour was the first governor who issued a proclamation calling on the people to volunteer in response to the President’s call.” Just so, Gov. Seymour has sense enough to see that the course heretofore pursued by the copperheads is ruining the party. The late election has had a wondrous effect upon a certain class of politicians. They were perfect ‘eye-openers.’
→ Services will be held in the Universalist church on Sunday, Nov. 15th, at 10 1-2 o’clock a. m., and 7 o’clock, p. m. The sermon in the evening will, by request, be on the text, “The wicked shall be turned into hell.” The public are invited to attend.
→ The chilly winds of the past week should warn all that winter is almost upon us. Then prepare for its cold, biting weather by securing a sufficient protection against it. The Ladies can do this by calling on S. F. Wright, who has just opened a splendid stock of Furs of all kinds and styles. – He has Capes, Caps, Mitts, Muffs, and in fact Furs of all kinds both foreign and domestic. Ladies, go and examine his stock.
→ A press of other work has prevented our paying any attention to the editorial department of the paper, but what is the readers loss, is our gain.
→ → The weather for November, is beautiful.
The Election in this County.
We have met the greenbacks, and are almost, but not quite, overcome. The vote polled is light on the part of the Democrats, but it is heavy on the part of the republicans. The Democratic majority in the county is believed to be about twenty votes. The official returns are not yet canvassed, and in their absence we give the majorities by townships, as follows:
DEMOCRATIC. – Emmet 68, Chalmers 7, Blandinville 62, Hire 30, Industry 38, Bethel 44, Tennessee 41, Lamoine 46, Sciota 12, Eldorado 34. Total 382.
Republican. – Macomb 105, Prairie City 161, Mound 21, Scotland 51, New Salem 18, Walnut Grove 8. Total 364.
The Democrats who staid at home – two or three hundred of them in number – will now see how nearly they have suffered an ignominious defeat, in consequence of their indolence. We trust the result will be a lesson to them and to us all, which will not be soon forgotten. We hope to publish the official vote next week, when we shall something more to say.
→ New York and Wisconsin have gone republican, by about 10,000 majority. So has Massachusetts.
Increasing the Pay.
It is proposed, at the next session of Congress, to reduce the price for exemption of conscripts to $100, and to advance the pay of soldiers to $60 per month. We are in favor of cutting down the pay of the officers to something near equality with that of the soldiers. The brave men in the ranks who perform all the fighting and endure all the suffering are entitled to at least a larger pay than they now receive. Besides it don’t cost much to make greenbacks, and the soldiers earn an abundance of them. Pay them without stint.
→ The numbers of provost marshals, assistant ditto, clerks, aids, helps, enrolling officers, etc., engaged in carrying out the conscription act is set down as numbering altogether, we see, to about 75,000. The number of conscripts secured is estimated at 60,000. Would it not be well to draft these 75,000 officeholders, the most of them under fat pay, and march them off to Tennessee or Virginia, where they can do the country some service?
→ We don’t know that the President can raise 300,000 new volunteers, but he can place Buel and McClellan in the field, and that would be worth half the number.
Rebel Exultation over Abolition Victories.
The abolition victories in Ohio and Pennsylvania seem to afford about as much gratification to the rebels as they do to the abolitionists themselves. We have always believed the radicals of the two sections were working together, and this rebel exultation is another evidence of this fact. The radical leaders rejoice over the defeat of our arms at Bull Run and the failure of McClellan’s campaign in the Peninsula; and in turn the rebels are equally jubilant over the successes of the abolitionists at the polls. They are both working for the accomplishment of the same object, the destruction of the Union of our fathers. The Richmond paper says:
A year ago there were many “reconstructionists” in Virginia, to say nothing of other States – we mean a sort of partial reconstructionists, looking to reunion with some select States of the Yankee nation, and, of course, on “honorable terms.” Where are they now? The continued and still increasing brutality of our enemy in all the regions occupied by their troops, but more especially the distinct policy of entire subjugation, with the reduction of these States to territories, universal confiscation, disfranchisement, disarmament, and a settlement of our lands by Yankee proprietors, — this plain policy, announced by Lincoln, and adopted by generals, ministers, platforms of republicans, and now deliberately sanctioned by the Ohio and Pennsylvania elections, has opened the eyes and nerved the hearts of thousands of weak and well intentioned men, who dreamed of peace on “some terms,” and who now know that they can have peace on no terms save surrender at discretion and abject vassalage to the meanest and most vulgar race of beings on all this earth. * * *
Whereas, we should have dreaded the evil effects of Vallandigham and his copperheads, and his moral suasion, united as it would be, with a vigorous prosecution of the war, — in one hand the sword, in the other money bribes, party alliances, constitutional guarantees, and “honorable terms.” These influences would still have found, we fear, certain of the meaner and more stupid Confederates ready to listen and respond to the false promises of Yankees. A crop of Unionists would appear again; the natural allies of northern copperheads are southern blockheads; and original anti Exodists would again snuff at the fleshpots of the Egyptians.
Far better is; the present programme happily insures to us a complete, final, and irrevocable separation from Yankees, which is the paramount political good.”
→ Nothing is more common than to hear an impudent ignoramus declare that he is “a Jackson Democrat, and believes with old Hickory that the civil power must sometimes give way to the military.” Jackson never held any such sentiment, except in cases within the lines of the army. When Congress proposed to refund him the thousand dollars fine which he paid during last war, he wrote a United States Senator these words:
“I would be the last man on earth to do any act which would invalidate the principle that THE MILITARY SHOULD ALWAYS BE SUBJECT TO THE CIVIL POWER.”
→ A contemporary wants to know how the Republican party makes itself out a Union party, when its leaders all declare that “it is neither possible nor disirable to save the old Union.” But for all that, it’s a Union party, because there is not a political theif, shoddy contractor, renegade Democrat, Abolitionist or Judas Iscariot, who has not united under its bloody plundering banners.
Men who want the War to go on.
All the abolitionists, who want slavery torn out root and branch even if the country is ruined, want the war to go on, but they don’t want to help.
All the federal assessors, who make three and four dollars a day, want the war to go on, but they don’t want to help.
All the tax collectors, who get ten per cent. on commission money, want the war to go on, if it takes every man – but themselves.
All the shoddy contractors, who have made princely fortunes by furnishing rotten clothing to the soldiers, want the war to go on – without them.
All ship owners, who sell the government rotten vessels, for double the cost of a good vessel, want the war to go one – for they can afford to pay $300.
All the cotton speculators, who “go in cahoot” with generals to steal cotton, want the war to go on – until all the cotton is stolen.
All the knaves, who sell old spavined, ring-boned, and blind horses to the government at exorbitant prices, want the war to go on.
All the provost marshals and their under-strappers, who get so much a head for arresting democrats, want the war to go on – without their assistance.
All the New England manufacturers, who get dividends of fifty per cent., want the war to go on – until all the poor men are killed off.
All the railroad companies, who are growing rich by charging the government exorbitant rates for transportation, want the war to go on – until the government is bankrupt.
Lincoln and his cabinet, who hope to make their offices perpetual by the bayonet, want the war to go on.
But the people want the war stopped the first moment the Constitution is vindicated, and those in rebellion evince a disposition to return to their allegiance. – Hancock Courier.
→ The Genesee Farmer is the oldest agricultural paper in America, and is also one of the very best and cheapest. It is a monthly journal of thirty-two pages, filled to overflowing with good things. No farmer can afford to be without it. Price only 75 cents a year, and the publisher offers to send the October, November and December numbers of this year free to all who subscribe at this time for next year. Send the seventy-five cents in a letter to Joseph Harris, Editor Genesee Farmer, Rochester, N. Y., and you will get the paper by return mail.
Peterson’s Magazine. – We are in receipt of this popular lady’s magazine, for December. It is a splendid number. Peterson will be greatly improved in 1864. It will contain nearly 1000 pages of double column reading matter; 13 steel plates; 12 colored fashion plates; 10 colored patterns in Berlin work, embroidery or crochet, and 900 wood engravings – proportionately more than any other periodical gives. Its stories and novelets are by the best writers. In 1864, four original copyright novelets will be given. Its fashions are always the latest and prettiest. Every neighborhood ought to make up a club. Its price is but two dollars a year, or a dollar less than magazines of its class. It is the magazine for the times. To clubs it is cheaper still – three copies for $5, five for $7 50, or eight for $10. To every person getting up a club (at these rates), the publisher will send an extra copy gratis. Specimens sent if written for to those wishing to get up clubs. Address Charles J. Peterson, 306 Chestnut st., Philadelphia.
A Word to Farmers and Wool Growers. – The clipping season is over, and the wool gathered in. The question now to be settled by the owner is as to what disposition he can make of his wool, to net him the greatest amount of profit. The present wholesale price of wool would pay the owner say $60 for 100 lbs. The cost of putting that wool into yarn $20. The 100 lbs of wool will make forty dozen pairs of socks, now in demand even, when at $5 60, making $220, a profit of $140 on the manufactured article, over and above what could be realized from the salke of the raw material. As knitting machines cost but $75 in this city, and can be managed by a woman or child, any farmer who raises wool can see the advantage of manufacturing his wool, instead of throwing it on the market. We hope the country press will take notice of this, and thus advance the interest of the farmer and the whole country, by encouraging this branch of home manufactures. – Chicago Tribune.
Items Here and There.
- Mr. J. H. Wilson has sold his fine residence in the north end of town to Dr. Westfall. The price was $3,200.
- Snow to the depth of nearly two inches fell on Friday morning, Oct. 30th.
- The knitting machines advertised in another column are no humbug. We have seen them and know. We should like to contract for the sale of a few.
- Every one should go to J. M. Browne & Co.’s, south side of square, for boots, shoes, hats or caps.
- We trust the people will not overlook the account of the arbitrary arrest of two citizens of New York. What happened to them may happen to almost any citizen under the operations of Lincoln’s administration.
- Republican papers say that there are now about 80,000 negro troops in the field. This is certainly a colored statement.
- Ladies, go to J. M. Browne & Co’s, on south side of square, if you want to see the largest, cheapest, and best assortment of baskets in Macomb.
- The election is now over. How many loyal leaguers are ready to volunteer and thus make good their recent loud professions?
- Shooting irons for sale at Quiggle’s. See advertisement.
- It is estimated that the wheat crop in England this year will equal to that of 1861 and 1862 added together.
- If you want to save money in buying your boots and shoes, go to J. M. Browne & Co., south side of the square.
- Twenty-one recruits left Macomb on Tuesday last for the seat of war. We honor the brave men who thus show their devotion to their principles by shouldering the musket.
- One firm in Massachusetts has sold the government 3,600 coffins since January. – They are in favor of the war until the last man and the last dollar is spent.
- The streets of Virginia City, Nevada, are said to be paved with silver. It certainly can’t be the New Jerusalem!
- Our clerical freind, Rev. P. Albright, of Macomb, enlivened our sanctum, yesterday, by his cheerful presence. Mr. A. is a gentleman of high literary attainments, and of agreeable manners – one of that class of “reverends” who, while preserving all proper regard for the sanctity of his calling, uses life as a season given to the “children of men” for cheerfulness and not for moroseness and acerbity. We are sorry that his increasing labors elsewhere compelled him to give up his charge in this place. – Oquawka Spectator.
At the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 20th, 1863, BENJAMIN F. LANE, of Company I, 78th Ill. Vol. Infantry.
At a meeting of the members of Comp. I, Oct. 6th, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:
WHEREAS, It has pleased almighty God in his infinite wisdom and goodness to deprive us of one of our number by death, therefore,
Resolved, That the deceased was in every respect as a brother soldier and companion in arms, truly worthy of the high regard which we entertained for him,
2. That the deceased was ever prompt and ready for every duty, whenever duty called; that he unflinchingly met the enemy and nobly gave up his life for the great cause in which he was so earnestly engaged; and that in his death we have sustained a great loss.
3. That we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased, in this their deep affliction.
4. That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Macomb papers, requesting their publication.
5. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased.
J. [?] McClellan, ch’n.
J. J. Clark, sec’y.
Camp near Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 12.
At a meeting of the members of Comp. I, 78th Reg. Ill. Volunteers, the following preamble and resolutions were read and unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, Our brave and noble companion in arms, George N. David, has fallen a victim to the relentless hand of treason, yielding up his life on the battle field, in his patriotic endeavors to beat back the destroyers of our government and to maintain the honor and glory of our flag – we, his brother soldiers of Comp. I, appreciating his lofty patriotism, and realizing a deep and heartfelt sorrow at his departure from earth, do unanimously concur in the following resolutions:
Resolved, That in the death of George N. David this company [?] the loss of an excellent man, a brave and gallant soldier, a warm hearted and genial companion, a kind and generous friend, and one beloved by all who enjoyed his acquaintance.
2. That we tender our cordial sympathies to the stricken family and friends of the deceased, and trust that their loss is his eternal gain.
3. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and the The Macomb Eagle be requested to publish the same.
W. W. McCandless, ch’n.
Harmon Veatch, secy.
The Macomb Weekly Journal
From the 78th Regiment.
We are permitted to make the following extract from a private letter, written by Dr. Creel, of the 78th, to his brother in this county:
You may say what you please about the rebels not fighting, but I tell you they fight here whether they fight anywhere else or not. They may say in the papers what they please about the rebels wanting to desert and come to our lines but it is all a mistake. They could all come to our men if they wanted to. It is all in your eye. If the rebels wanted to desert they could do it. But some few of them that get cut off from the main rebel army give themselves up and claim to have been conscripted, when they have been in the army longer than I have, and are demons at heart. Some, or I might say plenty of them, are seeking our destruction, as some of your neighbors are doing at an hour when you are least thinking of it. Any one there that is supporting or going with Abbott, or any of his political plans or party, are, and I shall forever hereafter treat them as my individual and determinate enemies, for the very reason that the rebels here claim them as their friends in the North. The The Chattanooga Rebel newspaper quotes from the Macomb Eagle, and exhorts the South to hold out a little longer and the north will help them; and even refers to the difficulty in Fulton county of enforcing the draft to fill up our regiments. It is the copperhead there at this time that are killing more of our men then the open Southern rebels. Give me a man that will come out plainly, before a snake in the grass, all the time.
You and others may think this very plain talk, but those of us who are in the army, and see the rebels, and talk with them, and know what the facts are, are prepared to a good degree to tell who are our enemies and who are not.
GREAT UNION MASS MEETING.
There will be a Grand Union Mass Meeting held in the city of Macomb, on Saturday, Oct. 31st. Gen. John A. McClernand, Hon. E. C. Ingersoll, Col. Van Vleck, and other distinguished speakers are expected to be present and address the meeting.
The Latest News.
The advices from the armies in Virginia are conflicting and uncertain. – One report states that no considerable number of Lee’s rebels have crossed to the north side of the Rappahannock, and another report represents the larger portion of the rebel army on this side of the river and advancing against our retreating forces. The latter report is probably incorrect. There was more cannonading and cavalry skirmishing yesterday.
The rebel official report of their losses in the battles of the Chicamauga, gives the number at nearly 18,000. Ours was not quite 16,000.
The news from the army of General Grant’s Department reports all quiet. There appears to be a general lull all around the theatre of war.
The Last Appeal.
Again we appeal to the Union men of this county to go to the polls on Tuesday next and cast your votes in favor of the Union and the Constitution. Never before were greater results hanging upon the votes of the people of this country. If the Government is to be saved it will be by the votes of the people. Our armies in the field can only be successful when backed up by the voice of the people. The strong arm of the Government becomes weak and powerless the moment the support of the masses is [line obscured] vote the Union ticket. If you desire the arm of the Government to be strengthened, give it your support by voting the Union ticket. If you desire to destroy the last hope of the rebels you can do so by voting down their friends and sympathizers in the North. In short, if you desire to perform your duty to your God, your country, and your fellow man, you must go to the polls and deposit your ballots for the men that are in favor of sustaining the Union and whipping rebels.
Don’t Believe Them.
Reports are being circulated in those townships where Mr. Stevens is not know, that he is shaky on the war question. Union men don’t believe any such reports. Mr. Stevens is unqualifiedly for the prosecution of the war until the last rebel is killed or thrashed into obedience to the Government. He is in favor of every measure adopted by the Administration for the suppression of the rebellion. In fact he stands exactly where Ben. Butler, Logan, McClernand and Ingersoll stands and has [?] single sentiment in common with copperheads and traitors.
Get Them Out.
Let every Union voter in McDonough county be at the polls next Tuesday. Our adversaries are straining every nerve to carry the election. If they succeed it will be through the inaction of Union men. We have the voters in the county to beat them. Let us do it.
→ Abbott says that Indiana has pronounced in favor of the copperhead party in the recent election. The official returns from 48 counties (all that have been heard from) gives a gain for the Union ticket over the vote of last year, of 7,812, and yet Abbott has the impudence to claim a copperhead majority.
We have in our midst a class calling themselves Peace Men. They have been in favor of making terms of peace with the rebels ever since the war broke out. They have denounced the Government in the most unmeasured terms, because it did not make a compromise with its deadly enemies. They have been ready to get down upon their knees to Jeff. Davis and his ragged crew, and beg of him to grant their prayers for peace on any terms that might suit his august majesty. They have done all they could to tie the hands of the Government, and place it helpless at the mercy of rebels and traitors. They have sacrificed every principle of patriotism, and every spark of manhood in their efforts to secure peace. These are the men known as copperheads. But why all this dirt-eating and this crawling in the mire on the part of these men. Is there no reason for it? There is, and that reason is to be found in the fact that these men love office and political power better than they love the country. Here is the whole secret of the [obscured] the South was permitted to secede and set up for itself, that their party in the North would not be strong enough to elect a constable, and that the scepter of power would pass from their hands forever. Hence they opposed the dissolution of the Union, and were in favor of patching up a compromise that would give them the benefit of the Democratic vote of the South, and in order to do this they found it necessary to so conduct themselves that in case of a restoration of the Union, the copperheads of the North and the rebels of the South could strike hands as friends and join their fortunes in the selection of the rulers of the country. But thus far the traitorous scamps have received but little comfort from their friends in the South. As bad as Jeff. Davis hates the Abolitionists, he does not hold them in such supreme contempt as he does these same copperheads. The rebel leaders are not laboring just now for the supremacy of the Democratic party, and they have nothing but sneers and kicks for the miserable northern miscreants, who are whining at their heels. In answer to these men who are so anxious for peace, the Richmond Enquirer being Jeff.’s official organ, lays down the terms upon which peace can be secured. They are as follows:
Recognition by the enemy of the independence of the Confederate States.
Withdrawal of Yankee forces from Maryland, until that State shall decide, by a free vote, whether she will remain in the old Union or ask admission into the Confederacy.
Consent on the part of the Federal Government to give up to the Confederacy its proportion of the Navy, as it stood at the time of secession, or to pay for the same.
Yielding up all pretentions, on the part of the Federal Government, to that portion of the old territories which lies west of the Confederate States.
An equitable settlement, on the basis of our absolute independence and equal rights, on all accounts of the public debt and public lands, and of the advantages accruing from foreign treaties.
Let the copperheads read these terms and see if they can find a ray of hope for a political Union with the rebels – if they can see any grounds for a compromise, any fair return for the dirty work they have done for these same rebels – if they can see any way to save the country and to secure an honorable peace, but to soundly thrash the traitors that commenced the war.
“A Few More Days”
Union men of McDonough county are you aware that only three working days remain in which to labor for the Union ticket. So far the canvass has been brisk and promises well for the Union cause, but it will not do to relax our efforts now. Let the time between now and Tuesday night be well put in. See that all necessary arrangements are made to secure a full vote. There are many Union men in the county who have not voted since 1860. Every Union voter must be brought to the polls. Let committees be appointed at once to bring in the infirm and aged. – If this is done, next Tuesday will witness the dying throes of copperheadism in McDonough county. Let us give the enemies of the Government an opportunity to join Vallandigham in mourning over the fate of traitors.
Look to Your Tickets.
Union men look well to your tickets on Tuesday next. The copperheads, maddened by their recent defeat in Ohio and Pennsylvania, will hesitate at no step to secure success here. See that your tickets have the names of Socrates Stevens, John C. Reynolds and D. C. Folsom upon them. There is reason to believe that spurious tickets will be abundant on that day. Look out for them!
Union Men, Remember.
Union men, remember that that Macomb Eagle is the acknowledged organ of the so-called Democratic party of this county.
Remember that the Chattanooga Rebel copies from the Macomb Eagle, to prove that the rebels have friends at the North.
Remember that the Macomb Eagle, in April, 1861, advocated the recognition of the Southern Confederacy.
Remember that the Macomb Eagle favored a division of the Union, and desired the line to run north of McDonough county.
Remember that the Macomb Eagle has opposed every measure of the Administration that was calculated to punish rebels.
Remember that the Macomb Eagle has advocated every measure that was calculated to cripple the Government and aid the rebellion.
Remember that by voting the copperhead ticket you virtually give your sanction to all the treasonable utterances of the Macomb Eagle.
Remember that the Macomb Eagle is the organ of the party calling itself democratic in this county.
Remember that the Eagle, in 1861, was in favor of recognizing the Independence of the Southern Confederacy.
Remember that the Eagle was opposed to sending provisions to our starving soldiers in the Southern forts.
Remember that the editor of the Eagle, in a public speech, threatened to DESERT, if drafted into the service of his country.
Remember that Knappenberger, the candidate for County Treasurer, was was one of the first men in this city to wear the infamous copperhead pin.
Remember that every man in this county who is notoriously disloyal to the Government, will vote the copperhead ticket.
Remember that the men, who for the past six months have been arming themselves for the purpose of resisting the laws of Congress, will vote for Knappenberger.
Remember that the 33 men who voted for Abbott in that convention, will all vote for Knappenberger.
Remember that it is the duty of all Union men to vote for Socrates Stevens and against Knappenberger.
Look Out for Them.
[?] a large number of men in the county who have been driven out of Missouri by the Union men, within the past six months, who are intending to vote on Tuesday next. Let good men who are not afraid to do their duty, be placed at the polls to watch these men. Let no man vote who is not legally entitled to do so. Union men remember that the “Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance.”
→ Abbott claims the election in Indiana as a victory for the copperheads. The truth is, that in nearly every county in the State of the Union gains were large. The election was only for county officers, and excited very little interest. Had the election been for State offices the copperheads would have been whipped as badly as in Ohio. The same will be true in this State and we desire the Eagle to mark the prediction. In every county, the Union ticket will make large gains over the vote of last year.
At His Old Tricks.
The Editor of the Eagle is at his old tricks again. In January, 1861, he advised all Democrats to remain at home and did all he could to discourage enlistments in the army. He has done the same thing every time the President has made a [?] calls from that time until this. The President has lately issued another call for volunteers, but the recent defeat of the copperheads in other States and the approaching election in this, while it has not made him any less malignant and treasonable has had the effect of making him more wily in his endeavors to injure the Government, hence we find him taking another tack. Instead of boldly advising Democrats not to enlist, he accomplishes the same end by advising all Republicans to enlist. He thinks it the duty of all who sustain the Administration to volunteer under the recent call of the President, but he has nothing to say about the duty of Democrats to volunteer in defense of the flag of the country. Oh, No! Nelson wants them to remain [obscured] We have no doubt that if all the Union men should take his advice and enlist, he would be highly pleased. He sees that the political ascendency of his party in this county depends upon the absence of the brave soldiers in the field, and that unless something can be done to make another draft upon the Union voters, that copperheadism is near its grave so he franticly appeals to supporters of the Administration to enlist. But Nelson, that won’t save you. There are Union men enough in this county to fill the armies – whip the rebels in the field and their miserable alies in the North. The time of treason sympathizers is short. Copperheads, tories, and traitors are all in the same ship, and future editions of Webster’s Dictionery will class them all under one definition.
The young man who took from Randolph house, a black satchel, on the morning of the 7th of Oct., leaving his own instead, (for which he has a check No. 42) is requested to return the same at once, by express or otherwise, and save costs. I am, or was satisfied, that it was a mistake, and have looked for its return ere this.
J. W. Randolph, Proprietor.
Macomb, Ill., Oct. 24, 1863.
[Fulton papers please give notice.]
Don’t forget the Great Mass Meeting to be held in Macomb on Saturday next. Let the Union men and women turn out, with flags and banners. – Let us show that old McDonough is thoroughly aroused to the importance of the contest now going on in our country.
We trust our city readers will not forget the meeting this (Friday) evening. Mr. Donegan, a Union man, who has lately escaped from the South, will address the meeting. We are informed by those who have heard Mr. Donegan, that he is an effective speaker, and is doing good service for the Union cause. The meeting will be held at Campbell’s Hall, at early candle lighting. Let the Hall be filled to overflowing.
→ The place to buy Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, is at J. M. Browne & Co’s, on the south side the square. – They now have on hand one of the largest and best stocks ever offered for sale in Macomb. They are now receiving weekly, large additions, as their trade is rapidly increasing. They buy direct from manufacturers, and having at all times a large stock on hand, they can sell BETTER GOODS, and CHEAPER, than any other house of the kind in this place’ and if every one will consult their own interest, they will call on them before buying. Try them.
Home Again. – Col. Wilson arrived home from Nashville on Tuesday morning last. He left Nashville on Friday of last week, and reports our wounded men all improving.
Domestic Economy. – No housekeeper or cook is fully prepared to enter successfully upon her culinary duties without having the Chemical Saleratus on hand. It relieves the mind of much of the care and anxiety experienced by a skillful cook. For sale by most merchants and grocers. – Call for the genuine in red papers, and beware of the [obscured] green.
The Call for Volunteers.
We understand that Capt. Veatch, of this county, formerly of the 59th Regiment, is raising a company for the 78th Regiment. Capt. Veatch is a good man and an excellent officer, and those wishing to volunteer cannot do better that to volunteer in his company. Volunteers wishing to enter that or any other Regiment, can be sworn in by Capt. W. H. Randolph, at the Randolph Hotel, in this city. Discharged soldiers who have served nine months will be entitled to a bounty of $402, and new recruits will receive a bounty of $302, $75 in either case will be paid before leaving the State.