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be larger than his hand, but it would appear, and in time become of the usual size, and of the usual tone, evincing a free press. This was loudly cheered by the meeting ; and he was as good as his word, and his paper has continued in welldoing, and still ranks among the decided and staunch Democratic

papers of the State. The morning after the destruction of his property, Mr. McGregor had nine of the culprits arrested on criminal process, and bound over to the Common Pleas Court, in five hundred dollars each. The readiness with which twenty-two of the leading Republican citizens stepped forward and bailed the burglars and destroyers of private property, showed plainly that they indorsed this act of vandalism.

By a writ of habeas corpus, the culprits were taken before Probate Judge Underhill, an old Radical Abolitionist, who reduced the bail bond to three hundred dollars, and who neglected to file the proceedings in the Common Pleas Court, as required by statute.

After the case bad been continued for several terms, it was at last called by the prosecuting attorney, then a Yankee Radical, named Baldwin. The suit for damages is still pending, having been continued for six years! Thus have Radical courts dispensed justice and maintained the supremacy of the law.

The usually quiet and law-abiding citizens of Canton wero surprised, on the morning of Sunday, October 12, 1862, to find their town in possession of the military. During the night previous, the 120th Regiment O. V., under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Speigle, had arrived in a special train. These were subject to the orders of Jacob Brinkerhoff, then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio. In. stead of arresting by civil process, he came, in propria persona, in military hat, with his belt and sword, and well provided with arms, prepared to seize civil, unresisting citizens by the power of the bayonet. No wonder this “mighty man of war” put on lofty military airs, and made his graud entry in kingly style. This military force came from Canıp Mans

field, a camp for arafted men, then commanded by Charles T. Sherman, now Judge of the U. S. District Court of Nortb ern Ohio. The soldiers had been led to believe that the citi. zens of Canton were in open revolt, and had fortified the town. Great was their surprise to find the place as quiet as a summer morning.

Quite a number of the “ trooly loil ” were on hand, at the station, to receive and welcome the troops; and great was their delight when the military arrived. They waited upon Judge Brinkerhoff, each with his proscription list of “traitors,” whom, as good Christian neighbors, these loyal worthies would consign to imprisonment, or a “rope and halter” at the first lamp-post. Judge Brinkerhoff' referred the list to Draft Commissioner Bierce, who, after due and careful deliberation, returned the list, saying his only duty was “to use the military to arrest the drafted soldiers," a few of whom had refused to report, as per order. The draft had taken place on the 3d of October, and it was iniportant to get the drafted men to camp, before the election on the 14th inst.

The Lincoln leaders well knew the dangers from the draft. Judge Brinkerhoff, failing to get Commissioner Bierce to take the responsibility, ordered the Deputy U. S. Marshal, Anson Pease, of Massillon, to arrest Archibald McGregor and Peter N. Reitzell. Accordingly, between 9 and 10 o'clock A.M. on that beautiful Sabbath morning, Pease, with a squad of soldiers, first arrested Mr. Reitzell in the Baptist church, where he was teaching a Sabbath-school class, and afterward Mr. McGregor, in his editorial office.

On being arrested, Mr. McGregor demanded to know his authority, but the only reply was, “No matter; come right along ” — and the military compelled obedience to this mandate. Surrounded by them, he was marched across the public square to Commercial Hall, where he found Mr. Reitzell. The streets were crowded with citizens, most of whom witnessed the spectacle in silence, but with joy, for most were of the Radical class. and hence justified the infamous deed. Only a couple of Democrats uttered an indigrant exclamation.

In passing Cassilly Corner, Mrs. Grimes, an old ady friend, came to the door, and, with the cheering tones of a noble voice, said:

Ah, Mack, the villains have got ye at last! But don't In cast down!”

McGregor. “Not a bit of it, Mother Grimes ; I've done nothing I am ashamed of!”

Mrs. Grimes. “No, indeed ! shake that viper (the Marslal) from your arm.

Don't let the villain touch you !” A few minutes' march brought them to the hall. Of course the news flew over the country, and while there was much indignation, it took no such shape as when the loyal minions of King George III. attempted the same arbitrary measures in 1775. Well might the sufferers v the Lincoln tyrannx exclaim :

“Oh, for the sword of former cime!

Oh, for the men who bore them -
When, armed for right, ibey stood sublime,

And tyrauts filed before them!”

The alarm of friends, wives, and children, at these imwar ranted and ruthless arrests, can scarcely now be conceived Nor can the prevailing terror of that despotic period be fully appreciated.

That afternoon, the two prisoners were marched with great parade to the station, and taken by special train to Camp Manstield. A large crowd of the loyal, old and young, joyfully witnessed the spectacle, and some of the females waved their handkerchiefs, and gave chuckling laughs as the prisoners passed by.

Arriving at the camp, they were placed in the miserable dungeon-room, in the camp guard-house, without sleeping conveniences of any kind. The intention was to furnish no blankets for them; but Mr. McGregor received a call, by request, from Colonel French, of the 120th Regiment, who oritered blankets for them. The next day, through the kindness of Colonel French, the prisoners were assigned to a nuail and open shanty, twelve by thirteen foot, in which they were securely guarded, and furnished with no comforts. The cold nights required continual walking to keep up the circulation.

After repeated efforts, on the third day the prisoners obtained an interview with Commandant Sherman, wher something like the following conversation ensued:

McGregor. “Colonel Sherman, we are prisoners in your camp, and we desire to know of what we are accused, and

, who are our accusers.”

Sherman. “I do not know: your arrest was ordered from the Department through Governor Tod, and I am merely your custodian.”

McGregor. “We desire an immediate trial before a legal tribunal, but fear not to appear before any, as we have been guilty of no infraction of the laws. But really it is siugular you cannot inform us of our accusers or the charges preferred.”

Sherman. “Well, I will write to Canton to Mr. Bierce, to try and get the information. As I told you, I am merely your custodian, and know nothing about your case or a trial.”

McGregor. “Well, can you not let us go on bail? We can furnish you any amount of security.”

Sherman. “As merely your custodian, I cannot let you out on bail. I might give you the privilege of the camp."

This favor Sherman did grant, and said, as they would have to remain, probably, for some time in camp, they had better get a stove to make themselves comfortable; and if they chose to do their own cooking, they might draw rations. At the end of a week, the prisoners were fully installed ar house-keeping; two others, Daniel Tuttle, of Crawford County, and Rev. G. W. Henning, of Stark County, having been added to their household. Mr. Tuttle had been too outspoken, and Mr. Henning had been drafted, and had not reported.

The prisoners were in danger of beir g shot in their quarters, so frenzied and vindictive were those who surrounded them.

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Some ter days after their arrest, the prisoners were in. formed by Judge Sherman that he had received papers from Draft Commissioner Bierce, containing the charges. On examination, they were found to be mere statements of three loyal worthies of Canton, two of whom swore to the same statement: Thomas Lloyd, an ex-English beadle, and Louis Miller, of the firm of Aultman, Miller & Co., of - The other was an insane man.

These were all ex-parte statements, no opportunity having been given to cross-examine. This farce was performed by men of the lege.! profession, but who could not have had much regard for the “ majesty of the law.”

These statements sought to give a little color to the charge that the prisoners had endeavored to obstruct the draft. Of course they were afforded no opportunity to meet their un principled accusers face to face. This trio of willing instruments pretended to swear to remarks the prisoners had made at the meeting of drafted men, on October 6, when Mr. Reitzell, by request, had addressed them, and when Mr. McGregor, though requested, had declined to do so. The fact of the prisoners having no trial whatever, shows the utter groundlessness of the charge; for had the authorities been able to make out a case against them, it would undoubtedly have been done, or at least attempted.

There was one other prisoner with them — Hon. L. W. Hall, of Bucyrus — who was allowed to board himself in the town of Mansfield, and report to Judge Sherman, in camp, every day. Judge Hall was an eminent lawyer, and had represented his district in Congress, and served as Common Pleas Judge. Mr. Hall died in January of the following year. His arrest was for some remar), reported by a Lincoln knave.

On the 5th of November, Judge Sherman called on the prisoners with a despatch from Governor Tod, ordering him to release them on their taking the oath. After a day's con. sultation, and feeling convinced that no trial would be given them, they accepted the proposition, and, with the adv ce of

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