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Lincoln, President of the United States, a Three years treasury notes .................... 139,679,000 statesman of liberal and enlarged views, great Five-twenty loan

Loan of August, 1861...


400,000,000 ability, and unswerving integrity and if the Temporary loans.

104,933, 103 wishes of the people of Wisconsin are complied Certificates of indebtedness...

156,619,437 with by the National Union Convention that Unclaimed dividends......

114, 115 assembles to nominate candidates for the Pres. Legal tenders, 1862...


397,767,114 idency Abraham Lincoln will again be nomi- Legal tenders, 1863..

104,969,937 nated."

Postal and fractional currency.

50,000,000 Old treasury notes outstanding.

118,000 This is ignoring party with a vengeance. It Ten-forty bunds...

900,000,000 Interest-bearing treasury notes..

500,000,000 shows that the supporters of Mr. LINCOLN are pledged against any peace whatever--and of

.$2,774,912,818 course against any Union. This is the logic of The sums paid by states, cities, towns and their conduct.

individuals are not included in this record, and

must reach many hundred millions more. WHAT LINCOLN'S PROCLAMATION WILL DO.

IS A NATIONAL DEBT A BLSSSING. [From the New York Round Table. (Rep.) "Not only the overthrow of the rebellion as

We have in a former portion of this work, a military power, but the complete subjugation shown that the early Federals, who were for a of the Sonthern people, until they are so ut- semi-monarchial government, advocated a naterly crushed and humbled as to be willing to tional debt, as the foundation of a national accept life on any terms, is the essential condition of the President's scheme. It may privileged aristocracy. A Washington correstherefore prolong the war; and after the war pondent of the Milwaukee Sentinel, January, is substantially ended, it may defer the day of 1864, thus shadows forth the predilections of reunion and each. It cannot be doubted that the present monarchial party: the President contemplates all this, and that in his mind, the removal of slavery being con: “Great wars make nations rich as a people, sidered the most essential condition of the most although the government may be poor and in desirable and permanent peace, he felt justi- debt. A large national debt is a bond of fied in incurring great evils for the sake of a strength, especially if the evidences of that greater ultimate good.

debt drawing interest, are held by the masses "In plain English, we are informed, that in of the people. Such has been the result with order to abolish slavery, the war is to be pro- England. From the day that she began to longed, and the day of the restoration of the spend hundreds of millions among her people Union deferred."

in carrying on her continental wars, did she

begin to develope her resources aud increase in TWO MILLIONS IN MEN-THREE MILLIONS IN

wealth and power. So it will be with the

United States." Here are the several calls of the President And, to carry out the figure to its. legitimate for forces, not including naval:

proportions, they writer should have added, April 16, 1861

that with his aristocratical millennium comes

75,000 May 4, 1861.......

64,748 also the millions of paupers. From July to December, 1861...

500,000 July 1, 1862....

300,000 August 4, 1862.....

300,000 Draft, summer of 1863.

300,000 February 1, 1864.

(From the Albany (N. Y.) Argus and Atlas.) 500,000

" This country will have no true dignity," Total.......

2,039,748 said Fred Douglas in a recent speech to the The last call is supposed to include one of Abolitionists, "till the negro is entitled to

vote and hold office." the previous calls.

The negroes, says Vandal Phillips, are our The known cost of all this it is impossible nobility," and we must divide the lands of fully to state, but the following figures show the South among them, as William the Conthe loans and liabilities authorized by various queror partitioned England among the Norman

Lords. acts of Congress, as given by the New York

All that is very fine- dignity and nobilipresses:

ty"_but Sambo wants somothing practical, Loan of 1842

and the Administration proposes to give it to

$242,621 Loan of 1847..

9,415, 250 him.

8,908, 341 Texas indemnity loan of 1850...

We quote an illustrative incident:




Loan of 1848..

3,461,000 Loan of 1858...

20,000,000 "The colored people of Philadelphia are before the War

7,622,000 Department for contracts for Quartermaster's supplies.

18,415,000 Treasury notes, March, '61.....

512,900 Secretary Stanton on Friday, and offered to engage to deOregon war loan, 1861....

1,016,000 | liver in thirty, sixty and ninety days shirts, drawers, havAnother loan of 1861...

50,000,000 ersacks and blouses, to the extent of 300,000 of either.

Loan of 1860.
Loan of 1861

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They received assurances that the colored people should Government or flag of the United States, or to any officers be placed hereafter upon the same footing with whites, in or soldiers of the United States, upon matters of a nationthe matter of contracts."

al character, shall be fined, banished or imprisoned, ac

cording to the grossness of the offense. 66 Contracts' that is the word in which lies

By order of Major General McPherson. the real patent of nobility--then it is 'dignity!'

JAMES WILSON, "When the Haytian monarchy was formed,

Lt. Col. and Pro. Mar, 17th A. C.

W.T. CLARK, A. A.G. the black chiefs took the tittles of Duke of Lemonade, Count Marmalade and the Marquis If these female persons did really intend to of Molasses We see looming in the distance show disrespect to Mr. LINCOLN, that is one our new nobility-Sir Sambo Shoddy, Count Cuffee Codfish and the Marquis of Mulemeat." thing, but if it was really a "military neces

sity” that caused them to leave, why, that is EFFECTS OF A HIGH TARIFF.

another thing. The question is, how did the The New York Neus, in its money article, gallant Provost Marshal know the true cause gives some statistics to show the effect of high of the necessity? prices upon the quantity of certain articles

WILL THE REBELLION SUCCEED? consumed. The following table shows the prices of coffee and the quantity taken for con- If what the Abolition disunionists say be sumption in the last three years:

true, no power on earth can prevent its sucPrice.

Lbs per head cess, and let us see why.

9 lbs. 6 oz.

They declare that all who vote the Demo88,989,911

4 Ibs. 7 oz. 79,719,641

3 lbs. 15 oz.

cratic ticket are disloyal to our GovernmentThus, the consumption per head, has declin "sympathisers" with the rebellion, &c. If ed from 9 lbs 602. to 3 lb 15 oz. The 9 lbs. 6 oz.

this be true, let us see how strong the rebels cost in 1861, $1 31, and the 3 lbs. 15 oz. in The vote of 1860 developed about seven 1863, cost $1 22. Thus the consumer paid inbabitants to every voter in the land. nearly as much money, greenbacks and stamps, Now, there are in the loyal states the folas in 1861, but got 5 lbs. 7 oz. less coffee for it. lowing numbers that vote the Democratic tickThe same comparison is made as to molasses : et, which will not probably vary 5,000 either Price

way-near enough quite, to meet the argument: 62,668,400 3 gals., 1 pints. 1863.............44 cts 37,569,088. 1 gall., 7 pints. California........


40,000 The cost of the three gallons and one pint Delaware


145,000 per individual in 1862, was 92, and of the one Indiana..

125,000 gallon and seven pints in 1863, 82 cents.

50,000 Kentucky

88,000 This is not the worst raid of high tariffs.


45,000 Massachusetts .....

40,000 Michigan


12,000 Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 29, 1863.

100,000 New Hampshire..

40,000 General Orders No. 51.

New Jersey

60,000 The following circular has been issued by New York..


Ohio..... the Major General Commanding, and is now

187,000 Oregon.

8,000 published in general orders for the informa- Pennsylvania

254,000 tion and guidance of all parties interested, Rhode Island..

8,000 who will make a note of it, and govern them



65,000 selves accordingly: Circular,

$1,685,000 HELDQUARTERS 17TH ARMY CORPS, Here, then, right in the loyal states, are one

Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 27th, 1863.

million six hundred and eighty-five thousand The following named persons, Miss Kate Barnett, Miss votes that "sympathise with the rebellion," acMrs. Moore, having acted disrespectfully toward the Presi- cording to Abolition say-so. Multiply this by 7, ident and Government of the United States, and having and you have 11,795,000 persons here at the insulted the officers, soldiers and loyal citizens of the United States who had assombled at the Episcopal Church in North who are in “open sympathy with the rebVicksburg, on Christmas day, for Divine service, by abruptly leaving said church at that point in the service els." Add this vast number to the 10,000,000 in where the officiating minister prays for the welfare of the the rebel states, and it gives 21,795,000 "trai. President of the United States and all others in authority, are hereby banished, and will leave the Federal lines with | tors," which, subtracted from the 30,000,000 of in forty-eight hours, under penalty of imprisonment.

the entire white population of the whole Union, Hereafter all persons, male or female, by word, deed or implication, do insult or show disrespect to the President, and it leaves only 8,205,000 "loyal” people to


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contend against over twenty-one millions of The Grant Co. Herald, received last evening, "secesh."

February 10, 1864, actually confirms all our This argument is not ours. It is only the correspondent has said, in nearly two columns presentation of the Abolition "argument,” and of chuckling doggerel. We clip the following the bare statement shows the malicious absur- from that sheet, which shows that while no dity of the Abolition asservation.

pretence is set up that any provocation was Let the Administration once throw out the

given by the Democrats of Boscobel, except copperhead” element, and it will find itself their having voted the Democratic ticket, the in a wofully decimated dilemma.

editor indulges in a "flow of soul," at the fun for the boys,” but death to Democrats:




future time.

The following from our correspondent at day certain amusing scenes were acted at Boscobel, scenes

that served well for

sport, as in the fable of the boys and Boscobel, gives evidence of another of those frogs, but which may be regretted at a soberer moment; disgraceful scenes, of which the murder of poor | fruits spring therefrom which make bitter the future joys Bellinger last fall was but a prelude. It is the of peace, well may we be cheered by the wise few at least direct fruits of those bloodthirsty sentiments

for casting a frost that shall chill and hinder another crop.

Boys of the army, the future masters of our country, uttered by bloodthirsty Wilson, in Maine-by day shall now be held as finished, not to be resumed at any

see to it that in Boscobel all such work as that the other bloodthirsty Stanton, to the New York meeting-by bloodthirsty Jim Lane, in his blood- And, in another column, the editor says : thirsty speech in Washington, and of the blood

Hon. J. Allen Barber came home from Madison on furthirsty letters and resolutions which were lough the last of the closing week. He thinks the legis

lature will be a profitable one, and the work excellent, manufactured to order” in the army, and when the committees report. Mr. Barber was very much

struck with the manner tho laws and justice were being sent North to garnish the bloodthirsty columns

administered at Boscobel, while s topping there on Friday of the bloodthirsty radical press. If such and Saturday, an account of which we have written out. teachings, and the inevitable results of such

Now, if this does not do great injustice to teachings, which have disgraced our land, do Hon. J. Allen Barber," it makes him out as not deluge the North in blood, we are mistak- delighted ("very much struck”) with the en. It is re-enacting the bloody scenes that "justice'' administered by the “boys'—that ushered in the French Reign of Terror.- is, Mr. Hon. J. Allen Barber must have been Those who have set these diabolisms in mo- delighted to see Democrats knocked down with tion, aid and abet them, need not be surprised clubs, for no crime but having voted the to see and feel their counterparts, when for- Democratic ticket. And then, suppose them bearance ceases to be a virtue. It is not in to have committed the greatest of crimes, what human nature for human beings to stand eve- right had these soldiers, led on by bloodthirsrything. But to the letter :

ty Abolitionists, to take matters into their own TOWN OF HICKORY GROVE, Grant Co., Feb. 11, 1864.

hands? Does the “Hon. J. Allen Barber," Editor of the Patriot, Madison, Wis.

who is now aspiring to a seat on the Bench, DEAR SIR:-On last Saturday, the 6th of February, one of the most disgraceful things'occurred in the village of where he may administer the laws, delight in Boscobel, Grant county, that any civilized community this? Impossible! We cannot believe it, but ought to be ashamed of. Some returned soldiers, home on furlough, headed by the citizens, even a Justice of the if it be true, with what grace (if he should be Peace, went around town and brought up peaceable citi-elected) can he sit on the bench and try the zens, made them take the oath of allegiance, and if they would not do it, they got a pounding. For what did they murdereous individuals for their crimes? make them take the oath? For voting last fall the Democratic ticket, or having in their house the Chicago Times. We hesitate not to utter our belief that unThe night before they broke in windows and doors,pounded less the President of the United States shall men and abused women when they could not find their husbands, and even abused dumb beasts belonging to what cause stringent orders to be issued against they call "Copperheads," by beating them with clubs.

A pretty pass things have come to that a man's life nor such bloody raids on peaceable citizens, that his property are, safe under the law that rules our land, and a man cannot vote as he chooses under the present

we shall see bloody times in the North. For Administration. If the Union party (as they call them- it cannot be expected that people will calmly selves) is the majority or they cant speak, or even read a paper the Administration allows to be printed and circu

submit to be murdered (as in the case of Bellated, such works being countenanced by the citizens of linger), and knocked down and beaten with feeling indignant at such works will nt hereafter patron- clubs (as in Boscobel)-rode on rails (as in ize them with their trade no more than they are compell- Green county, by the mobocrats there), and ed to by actual necessity.

The writer of this was an eye witness to a good deal of not rise up in self defense. If it be the purthe proceedings, which can be testified to by a good many, if necessary.

pose of the Powers that be to murder and ex

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Beauties of Republican Retrenchment... Fremont'e Frauds ... Marshal Laman Mr. Lincoln's Right Bower... Honest Old Abe and Simon help their Friends... Mrs.Grimsley, the President's Sister-in-law, figures in Fraud Investigations ... Letters from Old Abe'and Cameron to Major McKinstry ...Congress Censures...that's all... The Holt and Owen Investigation... The Splendor of Fremont's operations... Frauds! Frauds!! Frauds!!! on every hand...General Remarks... Holy Ministers and Stolen Pictures... Swindling the Soldiers... Hundreds of Millions Swindled... We are all Mortgaged...Our National Debt... The Means to pay it... General Remarks... The Currency Question... Stand from Under... General Remarks on Republican Thieves and Plunderers.



terminate Democrats, let them act honorable about it, at least. Let them give fair warning; so that Democrats may prepare to "sell out” as dearly as possible. If the threats that have been uttered by officials, from members of Mr. Lincoln's Cabinet down to the lowest grade of political Roughs, are to be carried out, let the country be prepared for it at once-let the worst come now. For us, in the language of the noble Patrick Henry, we say, "give us liberty or give us death." The liberty to think and vote as we please, is as sacred as life itself.

These evidences of an approaching Reign of Terror, furnish the most gloomy aspect of all our troubles and if the Administration does not desire to force a terrible bloody conflict here at the North, it should take immediate steps to check these certain causes. It can do it, and if it will not, then the country may as well make up its mind for the worst, and every Democrat prepare to avail himself of the first law of nature.

We trust that Gov. Lewis will use his power to prevent these certain provocations to disorder and anarchy.

"Corruption is a tree, whose branches are
Of an immeasurable length-they spread
Ev'ry where; and the dew that drops from Heaven
Hath infected some stools and chairs of State."

"Hence, wretched nation! all thy woes arise,
Avow'd corruption-licens'd perjuries--
Eternal taxes-treaties for a day-
Despots that rule and people that obey.'

(Lord Lyttleton--Revised. "And though bare merit might in Rome appear The strongest plea for merit--not so here; The 'loyal form their judgments in another wayAnd they will best succeed, who best can pay; Those who'd gain a place 'mong 'loyal tribes, Must add to their petitions the force of bribes."

[Churchil--Paraphrazed. "Our supple tribes repress their patriot throats, And ask no questions but the price of votes."

[Dr. Johnson,
"Common thieves must hang, but he that puts
Into his overgorged and bloated purse,
The nation's wealth: wrung by pinching war,
Is a shoddy hero, and escapes.

[Cowper's Task--Revised.
"'Tis pleasant, purchasing the 'loyal' creatures,
And all are to be sold, if you consider
Their passions, and are dextrous-some by features
Are bought up, others by cotton, or rather shoddy
Some by a place-all both soul and body-
The most by ready cash-each has his price
From kicks to greenbacks, according to his vice.”

"Is there not some chosen curso,
Somo hidden thunders in the stores of Heaven,
Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man,
Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!”


In speaking of the abolitionists, Mr. Clay said in the Senate:

To the agency of their power of persuasion, they now propose to substitute the power of the BALLOT BOX; and he must be blind to what is passing before us, who does not perceive that the inevitable tendency of their proceedings is, if these should be found insufficient, tu invoke, finally, the more potent powers of the bayonot.

This prophecy has been fulfilled to the letter.

" Honor among thieves,” to use a phrase of

the prevailing nomenclature, is " played out." CHAPTER XXXVIII.

It used to be considered dishonorable to comFRAUDS, PLUNDERING, SHODDY AND TAXES. mit a robbery at a funeral, but now, while atPoetical applications...General Remarks on...Scions of the tending the nation's funeral, the pall bearers old Puritanical stock... New York Custom House Frauds -chaplains-grave diggers

mourners-all, ... Testimony and Facts...Conclusions of committee... Van Wyck's speech on the Development of Astounding have plied the art of theft and robbery on their Frauds... Colletor Barney and his subs...John P. Hale disabled victim. From plebian to patrician, on corruptions of the Departments...Cattle contracts... Cummings Agency...Charter of the Catalino...General from beggar to nabob---from the non-commisage... Treasury Department Frauds... Fire Arms Frauds sioned civilian to the generals, (to say nothing

George D. Morgan's Operations... Army Transporta- of other officers,) Representatives, Senators tion...Mr. Dawes on Frauds... A Refreshing Expose... A New York Paper on Van Wyck's Report...The "Re- and Cabinet Ministers. Shoddy takes the cord of Infamy” by the Ohio State Journal... Members of Congress take a hand in... Simmons, of Rhode lead, while contractors' pockets drip with the Island, takes $30,000...Jack Hale takes a "fee”...The fat of honest toil. ' Loyalty” is cheap, and Horse Swindle...Frauds in the Navy Yard... The Book Swindle... The Grimes Committee... Frauds, Rascality, is guaged by the rise and fall of Greenbacks! and Perjury... The Vessel Charter Frauds... The Committee's Conclusions... The Mileage Steal...Stupendous Patriotism is founded on contracts, Frauds in New York...Swindling at Cairo...A Defaul. devotee of civil liberty chalks his entire creed ter Caught...General Wilcoxon Contractors...Mr. Dawes on Larcenies... Millions upon Millions Wasted... on the margin of his commission. The con..


fidence man has turned his attention to pro- tion. All goes on swimmingly. Those who mak viding the government with horses, when some their money (?) easy and don't enlist, but in accomplice watches the moment they are "con- sist that everybody is disloyal but themselves, demned," to place them in some neighboring are but scions of that old Puritanical stock stall to undergo the process of " doping,to who in 1732: be again sold for army use, at a round price,

"Resolved, That the earth is the Lord's and and so on to the end of that chapter. Officers the fullness thereof. who have met with the misfortune of not "Resolved, That the Lord hath given the inhaving their merits appreciated, take the heritance thereof to the saints.

"Resolved, That we are the saints!" stump to win their spurs, and spout radical nonsense as a quid pro quo for having their commissions renewed, or write " anti-Copper- The evidences of vast and flagrant frauds head” letters to win promotion. Grave Sena- that we have been collecting for two years and tors sell their votes, and call it legal fees- a half, and that now lie before us, are so yoCabinet Ministers heap upon the bending backs luminous that it is appaling, and we hardly of their cousins, nephews, partizans and know where to begin, or what selections to "friends," the two per cent.’s of contracts by make. The difficulty is not what we shall inthe hundred millions, with the “margin” in sert, but to determine what to exclude. We the bargain. Even one of the household of confess our inability to do justice to the subHis Excellency, the President, holds a letter ject, without extending this chapter beyond of credence from that high functionary for the reasonable limits of this work, and we traffic with army contractors and agents. Min- therefore shall content ourself, in many cases, isters of the holy gospel have replenished their with a citation of the facts, omitting the evithin libraries from the well stocked reposito-dence, which, in most cases, is conclusive ries of Secessia. Grooms, suttlers and army and damning. hangers-on-all, have fattened ainong the It would seem that a banditti of robbers, plunder of the general riot. The wardrobes formidable in numbers, and insatiate in greed, of Yankee land have been replenished had combined to precipitate war, as thieves from the georgious mansions of Dixie conspire to fire cities, with especial view to Northern tables have groaned under the weight plunder; nor has the system of robbery been of silver plate and expensive wares from South- confined to the common thieves, and dabblers ern cupboards. The shoddy contractor-a in petty contracts, but the evil permeates all mendicant of the past, now riots at the table classes of the ins, from Mule Agents, Shodof luxury, reposes on beds of ease, and rolls dy Contractors, up to members of Congress, on wheels of splendor, while the needle woman,

and even Cabinet ministers-each has vied whose spouse is a knapsack carrier, and who with the other in the race for the spoils, with is burdened with a large family of little ones

à zeal and persistency worthy a better cause. -is turned off with eighteen pence a day, plus threats and curses at the least complaint -collectors and surveyors receive in fees, fines The Abolition Congress of 1862 oppointed & and perquisites a cool hundred thousand dol- committee to investigate the frauds of the Cuslars per annum, while those who make the tom House. The majority of the committee, garments they wear are pinched with want, Messrs. E. B.

Messrs. E. B. WASHBURNE, R. E. FENTON, and grim starvation knocks at every door. Wm. S. HOLMAN, H. L. Dawes, and W. G. Civil officers and contractors are rolling in STEELE, made a report on the subject, which wealth, while the poor soldier receives a pit- was so tame, and intended to excuse the guilty tance two small to divide with the sutler and in so many ways that Mr. VAN WYCK (Rep.) keep the wolf away from the door of his dis- submitted a minority report, setting forth the tant family

facts, which the Republioans endeavored to In short, "loyaltypays. Whoever votes, suppress. We take the following, however, the radical ticket and runs with the Adminis- from the majority report, which is bad enough tration' machine" is on the high road to for- in all conscience. Here are the final conclutune. He sees greenbacks in every bush, and sions of the majority of the committee. "profits” echo from every "loyal” exclama- "Finally, in regard to the general course of


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