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Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 34, Number 5176, 30 October 1867 — [BY OVERLAND MAIL.] ATLANTIC INTELLIGENCE [ARTICLE]

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Date* from Chicago to October 14th. By Overland Mail yesterday v» received the following intelligence: , A Wondcriul Story of Shipwreck and Capture by ; ana Escape from Indians. J [From the Portasre Lake (Micb.) Mini :g Gaiette.Oct. 3d.l One of the most wonderful items it has been our good fortune to record comes to our hand this week, through the kindness of Oustave Diemel, Postmaster . at Eagle River. It comes in the shape of a letter purporting to have been written by William Sielwld, formerly Postmaster at Eagle River, and also proprietor of a jewelry store there, who was supposed to have drifted away in a small boat and been lost in the late some three years ago. If the letter is genuine, and it bas that appearance, be has marvelously escaped a watery gray- and after three years of wonderful adventure among the wild Indians of the Northwest, be » in a fair way to be sg-dn restored to. his friends. The particulars of his supposed los are briefly these : Ou Friday, the Oth of November, 1564, a still' breeze was blowing off shore when -the new ateimer Ironsides arrived at Eagle river; but the' wind blowing too strong, the steamer did not dare to come into the dock, but anchored on the outer reef, aud sent in her passengers, mails and light freight in i yawl. After distributing the mail, Siebold, bearing there was some express matter for him on the boat, procured a small boat, and, with a single oar, proposed to null out toward the Ironsides. Ihe wind had been rapidly gaining strength in the meanwhile, and some friends endeavored to dissuade him from going, but he persisted and started off. Shortly it became rumored around in the village that Siebold had drifted out. into the like. A boat was manned by several citizens, who w;ntuut to the Ironside.'', represented the matter to Captain Turner, and requested him to run out wiih the steamer and rescue the unfortunate man. He couseu'ed, lut In getting ready, somehow a wrench was dropped into and disabled the machinery of the engines. Under the circumstances, coupled with tbe fact that his supply of fuel was very short and the pro-pects of a storm increasing every moment, Captain Turner deemed it of greater importance to look out for the safety of his boat and passengers than to take any risk in cruising around out on the lake in the stormy nighl, looking tor a single man in a .-ail boat. He accordingly weighed anchor and started for Copper Harbor. Another boat was mannei with skillful boatmen and sent out by the citizens, which cruised around until sometime after dark, without discovering anything of Sieodd or his boat, though they rowed fir and hailed him long and louoly. Ihey found, however, another castaway boat, containing two Comishmen and brought fthetn in. From that time until last Thursday nothing ' was heard or seen of Sie'iol J■ r his boat. After waiting- a reasonable length of time for any possible intelligence of him his friends in Germany were informed of tils death and his estato was administered on and settled op. 'three years bave rolled by^aud when the circumstance had grown old and was bat seldom alluded to, even by his most intimate f leads, a letter is received at Eagle River, directed in a strong, plain hand, ''To tne Postmaster. Eagle River, Michigan." It is postmarked "Detroit, September -Ut," but has the followiiL' written in the same hand across the lelt hand end : " Port Washington, by kniness of Captain Murray." The letter, in its envelop, bas been shown us by Diemei, the present Postmaster, arid now lies before us. It is tbe opinion of some that the letter is a forgery, gotten up to fiig ten the parties who settle! Siebold's estate, and who, it is covertly whispered, did so to their own pecuniary advantage. But after a mo-t careful study of the wri'.ing and compoiltion of the letter, we feel confident ii '.-; genuine, and that William Siebold is not drowned, but is alive and well, and will socn make his appearance among bis friends, to bis and their great satisfaction. Tie letter is written in pencil, on a full sheet of ladies' letter paper, and heirs unmistakable evidences of having been written soon after his arrival at the post, and by a man who bad not written any in a long time, as the characters are very irregular and poorly lormed in the commencement, but improve slightly as he grew more familiar with his pencil. We give it verbatim, that our readers may judge of its genuineness by the construction, as we have oy it an*! tbe writing, loo : Fort Abkrcombk, 1567, near Montreal. To the Postmaster at E igle River: A. A. Beunet*. Sir, I have at last succeeded to escape from my jailers which kept me a prisoner in the great Wood Lake tj-ree years. lam too much exhausted to give you any particulars. I arrived st the North Shore in an almost dead condition and was picked up by the Saginag Indians, whose fires I had seen the night befoe at a great distance. 1 was unable to walk for 2 weeks. I made several efforts to reach Fort Williams and 12 weeks for this place until at last succeeded. I hope though, through the help of the Priest at this place to be at Eagle River in 2 weeks. our people will hardly know me, but I am in good health and hope to resume my business. Thousand greetings to all my frier ds. WM. SIEBOLD. P. .— I will give you all the particulars when I reactryou. I feel to weak to write any more since I have not handled a pen in 3 years you will excuse my bad writing. j. . - --. On the fourth page of the sheet the follow-in); is written in ink in a rather small nut heavy black hand : "Fur Company Buildings, Phittomlnes, St. Ettuce — Rev. Father Larrche." From Its appearance on the sheet, we judge it was the beginning ot a letter which, when the writer discovered he had begun on the fourth Instead of the first page, was abandoned, as there are two or three marks indicating an attempt it blotting out in a ©tireless way. The only word totally obliter ate.l i* the ope wheie we bave placed a disb, which begins with either aDor aQ. Tee following figures are also set down and ca-t up on another portion of the page : " T — l22, — 119." In looking over a map of Minnesota, we notice a place named "Sittomlcee," which Is probably the " Plmtotuines " alluded to. Fort Abercri is a Unite *• States military post in Minnesota, situated at the headwaters of the Red river of the North, and we should judge was 200 or 800 miles notthwest of S.. Paul The commandant is (Japta ; n Hall, _ nephew of J. If. Forster of this place. Letters from him and hi* mother, dated September IStb and 2-d, make no mention of Sieuold's arrival there yet after a close inspection of the letter in our possession, Forster agrees with us in believing it genuine. In a few days other letters are expected, when they will deleimine whether or not this one is a forgery. Great Wood Lake 11 probably Lake of the Woods, and after acquiring a knowledge of woodcraft, Siebold escaped his r ur-uers by striking off in an opposite direction to that taken on previous occasions. Letter from Ros-f-r A. Prior. The Richmond Whig publishes a letter from Roger A. Pryor, dated New 2c-rk, October 6th, in which the writer gave his views of politics and reconstruction. We quote as follows : In the first place, then, neitber with politics nor parties have 1 tbe least concern or connection. On the downfell of the Confederacy I renounced forever every political aspiration, and resolved henceforth to address myself Id the care of my family and the pursuits of my profession. But for all that I have not repudiated th<j obligations of good citizenship. When 1 renewed my oath of allegiance to the Union I d.d so in good faith and without reserva'ion ; and, as I understand that oath, it not only restrains me from acts of positive hostility to the Government, but pledges me to do my utmost for its welfare and stability. Hence, while lam more immediately concerned to set tbe South restored to its former prosperity, 1 am anxious that the whole country and all classes may be reunited on the basis of common Interest and fraternal regard. And this object, it appears to me, can only be attained by conceding to all classes the unrestricted enjoyment of the rights guarantee I hem by the laws and by obliterating as speedily and as entirely ss possible the distinctions which have separated the North and the South into hostile sections. Witb this conviction, while I pretend to no part in politics I have not hesitated in private discourse, to advise my friends In the South frankly to " accept the siturtion*;" to adjust their eye? to the altered state of affairs ; to recognize and respect the rights of the colored race; to cultivate relations of c-infldeccs and good will toward the people of North; to abstain from the pr fillets agitations of political debate, and to employ tbeir energies In the far more exigent and useful work of material reparation and development. Striving, out of regard to the South, to inculcate this lesson of prudent conduct, 1 have urged such arguments as these : That the negro is in no sense responsible lor tbe calamities we endure ; that toward us he has ever conducted himself with kindness and subordination ; that be ii entitled to our compassion, and to the assistance of our superior Intelligence in the effort to attain a higher rtate of moral and intellectual development ; that to assume he was placed on tnis theater as a reproach to humanity and a stumbling-block in tbe progress of civilieatton would be to impeach the wisdom and goodness of Providence ; that, considering the comparative numbers of the two raoes in the South It would be the merest madness to provoke a collission of caste; in a word, that it is absolutely essential to the peace, repose and prosperity of the South tbat tbe emancipated cliss should be undisturbed in the enjoyment of their rights under the law, and should be enlightened to under.-tand the duties and interests of social order and well being. But it bag appeared to me that.the chief obstacle to a complete ao i cordis] reunion between the North and the South is found in the suspicion and resentment with which the people of these sections regard each other. Hence, while on the one hand assuring the Northern people of the good faith with which the South resumes its obligations in the Union, I have th.ught it not amiss on the other to protest to my Sou- hern friends that the mass of the Northern community are animated oy lar more just and liberal sentiments toward us than we are apt to suspect. And thus, leaving to others the ostensible part in the work of reconstiuction, and abstaining studiously from all political connection and activity I have hoped in some measure and in a quiet way to repair the evil I contributed to bring upon the South, by availing myselt of every appropriate private opportunity to suggest these counsels of moderation and magnanimity. Passion, to which in truth we bad abundant provocation, precipitated us into secession ; reason must conduct us back into the path of peace and prosperity. At whatever risk of personal obloquy and st whatever sacrifice of personal interest— and you know it involves bath obloquy and sacrifice to talk as I do— am resolved to employ all of energy or intellect I may command in the incessant endeavor to promote peace and good will smonsr the people of the lately belligerent States. What the country needs, what In a most especial manner the South needs, is repose— freedom j from the throes of political agitation and leisure to re- j cruit its exhausted energies. The experience of the | past six years should have impressed on toe mind of the American nation this most salutary lesson— lesson sioner or later learnt by every nation in the development of its own history tbat civil war is the sum and consummation of all human wee. Protesting solemnly the integrity of motive by : which lwastben actuated, vet I never recall the names of tbe noble men who fell In our conflict, I never look abroad upon our wasted fields and' desolated homes, I never contemplate the all-embracing ruin In which we aie involved, tbe sad eclipse of our liberties aid the sinister, aspect of the future, without inwardly resolving to dedicate all I possess of ability for the public service to the task of averting another such i catastrophe, acd I to that end of cnltivstlng s spirit of forbearance and

good feeUng among all classes and all sections of the country. ; These, my dear sir, are tbe opinions, very briefly and dog n tically delivered, which' I entertain touching the actual condition of the Southern States snd the policy proper lor them to pursue in the present juncture. They are tbe result of anxious and conscientious reflection, of much observation on the popular temper of the North, and of extreme and unabated solicitude for the welfare of tbe community to which I am attached by the strongest ties 'of filial devotion. With the utmost sincerity of conviction, I believe that by a system of conduct in conformity to these suggestions tie Southern people may achieve a prosperity and happiness equal to any tbey ever enjoyed; while, on the contrary, I am as firmly persuaded that by a vain and impatient resistance to an order of things tbey cannot change, and to a destiny they cannot escape, tbey will influitelv aggravate the miseries of their present condition, and besides bring down upon themselves calamities appalling to contemplate. I am not acquainted with the classification of parties, but it these opinions make oue » " Radical," then I . am a " Radical," for they are deliberately the opinions of Roger A Pryor. Alexander's Great Horse Farm Id Woodlord County, Kent-city. [Woodford Co. Correspondence of the West and South.] September 23d.— If you went to nee the prise fight you will be likely to attend the races,' and therefore you will be interested in the account of my recent visit to Woodburn in company with a couple of friends, one of whom is tbe L.-ximitim correspondent of the Turf, Field and farm, a veritable embodiment of horse knowledge. As you know, Woodburn is the name of Alexander's princely estate of 8,100 and odd acres, which lies on the L. and F. Railroad, nineteen milts from the former and nine miles fiom the latter place. Over it* pastures roam stock, imported and throughbred, to the value of one million collars. It is unsurpassed on tins continent, and equaled only in England by that of Bliikirnp's, near Hampton Court. He has amassed a colossal foriuoe by the manufacture of paper collars, and spead3 bis income as an amateur stockbreeder, coufimng himself. I believe, however, to horses only. The extent to which he is engaged to business may be estimated Irom tie fact that last year his sale of yearlings amounted to $300,000. . We tarried long and "took a good look" through the stud. L'Xin^ton, the blind king of the turf, icigus sultan of the equine harem. After v . iking the quicker t time on record four miles in seven minutes and nineteen seconds en the Metairie track, he retired from the course blind and unrivaled. King of the turf still, for bis colts are stars of the first magnitude in the racing firmament. They run ai-ainst and beat each other, but nothing else outstrips them. Asteroid, his princely scion, retired too from public gaze, by reason of lamepel's, bears him fit company among the softer delights ol the oaks of Woodburn. Australian, an imported animal, is a beautiful chestnut, already famous in lis colts. . I watcaed with interest the progress of glooming, and put numberless questions. They are washed and rubbed and as carefully tended as a child of the aristocracy. "How often do you eive them clean sheets?" said I to the groom as he was carefully spreading the straw lor a bed. " Twice a week we give tbem liesh straw and make their beds every night," said he. At the training stable we found ten torses under " Old An*el," the chief groom, who is scarcely leys remarkable than bis pet! — i fine specii"eij ol the nee ro of the last generation— ln active preparation for the Fall courses, t They* have since given" evidence of his skill in their successful running at Lexington, from whence they have gone to Cincinnati, wh. re they are to meet worthy competitors for turf honors. I notice that Lancaster, the half brother of Asteroid, ran a twemile heatln 3:15. beating Asteroid's time by a second and a quarter, so that the horse that outruns him will have to be shod with talaria. . At the trotting stable there were ten hordes also iv vigorous ti dining for public exhibition. " But here my muse her wing nrvan cower, sic' flights are far beyond her power," as to describe the high-steppicg steeds and tbe'r sires, Edwin Forrest, Woodfor.l Membnno, etc. I left, feeling, with the Arab, " Know, then, that among us it is admitted that Allah created the horse out of the wind as be created A am out of the mud. The Angel Gabriel took a handful of matter acd gave it to Allah, wbo formed of it a dark chestnut horse, good for pursuit, as for flight ; thou shalt fly without wings; upon thy back shall riches repose, and through thy means shall wealth come." * ' Fiom the equerries we bent our steps to the" dairy. The milk house is of cut stone, and ii model of its kind. There were thirty-two cows, Aldcrney, Ayrshire and English thoroughbreds in the "cuppiu." I never belore rea'ized Hie derivation and lull meaning of that old, familiar word, which the negro Ins used from time immemorable, until } saw how complete were Alexander's cow-pen?. The Alderney, in its varieties, comes, as the name indicates, from the Channel Isle?. They are small, fawn shaped animals, with yellow hair, skin and hoofs—famous for the richness of their milk. From two or two-and-a-half gallons at a mi king, one-half gallon of cream can be taken, which makes veritable golien butter. The cro-s on the Ayrshire or thoroughbred gives the requisite quantity of tt;e Ischial fluid to satisfy the gaping nnuths ot the " younkers" of the iaiiily, as well as cream in quantity sufficient for the good housewife. You can form some idea of stock on Woo It-urn when I tell you that there are one hundred and twenty brood mares of thorough blood running over its acres, one hundred, aud eight hundred sheep, of the finest vjrieti??, ju.-t the half of the number before some epidemic swept over the flocks. Tlit Cogns Seven-Thirties, WAsmsoTOK, October 12th.— Chief of the Pi luting Bureau oi the Treasury, to-day presented to Secretary Ma nil. eh a detailed officinl report in reference to the counterfeit seven-thirty notes. II- says that all notes thus far presented are of the denominitioi of one thousand dollars, dated. June 15, 1865, and bear the chick letter Aor B. None ofthtm wi'h the C and D check letter have yet bc»n discovered, but he thinks it not improbable that such may have been printed. The details of the differences are: First— The counterfeit is one sixteenth of an inch larger than the Rename, and that this differine in size is due to the points aloce, the counterfeit points being larger than the genuine The ceniral portlous of the seal ore of the same size in Both and genuine. The Ink of the counterfeit is of a lighter red than the genuine. Second— The figures in the counterfeit numbers differ in shape, particularly in the figure four, and are printed with a different ink. The genuine ink has a metallic luster, while the counterfeit is dull and leaden. Third— ln the centra! vignette the expression of the face In the counterfeit female Cure is very different from the genuine, as the eyes are larger and more open, the chin longer an * neck narrower than In the original. Tbe couvoluiing lines forming a clouding at the right of the female figure are more flattened In their curves in the counterfeit than they are in the original, and the clouding used in the figure is slight and indistinct in tbe counterfeit, making the space between the figure and the words " Treasury Depaitmeut" lighter in the counterfeit than In the genuine. The letters forming the word '• Piuribus " on the shield at tbe left hand of the fieure are well defined in tbe original, but. over the counterfeit they are irregular and confused, and the Hoes do not foim perfect letters. 3 here are many other minute points of difference in the central vignette, particularly in the drapery, which a careful examination and comparison will disclose. Fourth— ln the border oi the counterfeit note the black central star has pi ints of very irregular length, while the genuine are perfectly uniform and regular in their ien^tb. The counterfeit has more white space about tbe central star than the genuine, aud the black dots around the white space, which are perfectly concentric in their arrangement on the genuine note, are Irregular and not concentric on the counterfeit, while the lines about toe star on tbe coupon border are larger and clearer in the genuine than n the counte-feit, and the work between the star In the counterfeit is confused and indistinct, giving the counterfeit coupon border ■» muddy look, while the genuine is clear and sparkling. Fifth — In the black counter one thousand, the central figures are nearer to each other in the counterfeit than they are In the original, and the cyphers more oblong in the counterfeit than in the genuine. In the green tint counter one thousand, ihe round spur at the left foot of the figure one on the genuine note Is cut into the beart-ihaped center la the work, wuile in the counterfeit it is entirely clear of it. Sixth— ln the first letter in the Treasurer's signature the crossing of the ends of the hair lines of the upper and lower portions of the letter " F," in the oriaical form a small triangular space, white, and this white space is wanting in the counterfeit. In the genuine note tbere is a well-defined center line on the top of the capital "U" in the word " United," under the Treasurer's signature, but in the counterfeit there is only a laint Hue connecting the top of tbe letter. There are many other points of difference cot necessary to detail, as those above recited will lead any expert to detect them. Tne back of the counteifeit note has ruauj* striking points of difference from the genuine. Among them it may only be necessary to notice that the cycloid work upon which the words "pay to bearer " are engraved, is much darker and heavier on the counterfeit than it is on the genuine; In the counterfeit the lines being rough, while in the genuine tbey are sharp and clear. The square tablet which incloses the cycloid work is in the counterfeit nearer to the tablet wtiich inclose* the terms of option tban it i- in tbe oricinal. In the date of option toe "th " after " Juae 15" is near to the figures "ISG3" in the genuine, while on the counterfeit toe *' th " is some distance frum tbe figures. An expert in noting the d'fference will scarcely tail to notice many others which exist, but with wide i it is deemed unnecessary to extend this report in detail. New York, October l*2!h. — are no further development- of moment in connection with tbe spurious seven-tnirties. The counterfeits are all $1,000 bonds, none higher than tbat being discovered. A Woman Chopped to Death with an Ax- Jealousy Supposed to be me Moving cause. [From the Memphis Avalanche. October Sth.l An inquest was held yesterday upon the dead body of a negro woman named Eliza Merriweather, supposed to have been murdered by another negro woman named Sarah Mem weather. On a view cf the corpse the sight it presented was ghastly and horrible in tne extreme. The back of tbe head was sundered triangularly by two blows of an ax and the space between the stands of the triangle was one mass of bloody jelly, the skull being rendered as soft as pulp, which alone must bave been enough to have produced death. It appeared to us as if the unfortunate had been struck witb the ax in front and felled, one blow, the fir-it one, tendering her almost insensible, and then bad turned over on her face, when she received tbe two other ones, either of which would bave ticen fatal. The cause which led to t'.-ls most horrible muni -r is supposed to be jealousy. It appears that Sarah Merriweather was tbe wife of the man Merriweaiber before the war and had lived with him a number of years, and we believe bad several children by him. On gaining his freedom, Merriweather also thought it gave bim freedom to take a new wife, which be rid in the person o Eliza, who thence alter became known as Eliza M rriweither, he having married her and obtained a certificate if his marriage, we suppose, from the Freedman's Bureau. This rendered Sarah miserable and sbe remonstrated oft-n with him on the subject, but he fell back on the fact that he had a certificate of hU maniage with Eliza, and Sarah had, now tbat they were both free, no claim upon him, and he would have nothing to do with Saiah. This, it ii supposed, made Sarah infuriate and made her determine to have revenge. She accordingly attacked her rival with an ax, and committed a most horrible murder. The murder was committed on Widow Pain's plantation, near | White's Station; about nine miles from Memphis, to which the Coroner was cum-

moned on Sunday and did not arrive into town until i Monday meruit g, having had much trouble in securing a jury. The verdict rendered by the jury was that , Eliza Merriweather came to her death by a weapon j supposed to have been in the hands or Sarah Merri- ; weather. A Coroner's warrant was immediately Issued fjr ber arrest, and she was taken before Justice Hildebrand for examination. Tbe Radical Anil-Slavery View or the October Elections. [From the Anti-Slavery Standard.] It seems probable thai tbe elections in Pennsylvania and Ohio were substantial triumphs for the negro hating Democracy. We are not surprised at the result, though tbe loss especially of the amendment in Ohio we greatly deplore It puts in still greater jeopardy our own, In this State, whenever it shall be suomitted for a vote; it endangers a similar amendment now pending in Kansas, and more than all it will affect the political relations of the negro in the final reconstruction at the South. With the large registration of whites, though the actual majority vote cast may call for a Convention, it is likely, in several States to be a minority of all those registered, an 1 therefore ineffectual. In tins way Congressional reconstruction is to be again check*nated. \ What greater encouragement do negrohating Southerners need tban th adverse vote of Ohio, with such a President in the White House, to ao all they possibly can to resist the establishment of government in the South which shall place the blacks upon an equality with the whites. We 'to not doubt tbe ultimate complete triumph of our cause. But we see in the timid and •hiltlrss maneuvering of Republican raanagen criminal blundering which, if it invoi vet" only themselves in disappointment, we should not particularly regret. But in the two political divisions created by the circumstances or the revolution through which we are passing, it is the misfortune or the situation thai their -.rimlcal roily Inflicts needless, and moat cruel tottering, even unto death, or living tortures worse thin death, upon thousands of victims, white and black, throughout the S'-utb, and greatly embarrasses the progress or our cause in the Nortn. The Republicans of Massachusetts, In their late Worcester Convention, over wnicb Wilson presided, pared the way lor the Ohio defeat, by their uon-ccm-mlttal attitude in reirar I to ne-tro suffrage as a vitally important question. Such a course was but a part of the Wilson- sessenden Republican policy. The Republicans of this State resolved definitely and anonail-edlj in fav„r ->f negro suffrage, but the action of the representatives uf the party at the Albany Convention, in postponing the subject beyond the November election, neutralizes tbe moral effect ol the Syracuse resolution. The Republicans of Pennsylvania meanly dodged the issue, the significance of which, as connected with national politic, tbey fully understood. Their action invited the defeat which they richly deserve. Tbe Republicans of Obio, in a greater degree ttan Its spurious Democracy, are responsible for ibe ignominious defeat of the national issue in their canvass just closed. In a most di-reputal>le manner they refused, first, to submit tbe question at all, and then, in view of what Congress, under military rule dictated for the South, they fell constrained to reconsider their previous action and to change front in the face of the enemy. With this manifest timidity and insincerity they were In no condition to win victory. in all this an absolute necessity is made apparent for continued hard work on the part of all abolitionists and sincere tadicals everywhere. It is demonstrated thai, our cause cinnot be saMy intrusted to political adventurers, however loud their professions ot fidelity to the doctrine of negro equality. Radical, persistent agitation must be continue I, Under 'be operations of the war power we have made rapid strife*. Tbatpjwcr is not, and ought not to be perpetual In a free Govenrment. If, as the heat of battle subsides, It is four.d that the average opinion or the country Is below the point to which, in the dHectiou of freedom fur the negro, the war carried us, we must inevitably sink to the level of that opinion. Churches and the clergy arc, as formerly, : for the most part but make-welgtts, or a positive or»e, j where they should be foremost in leading the nation in the light of immutable, fundamental Christian principles through its present difficult an! dangerous pass. Tbe great battle for permanent freedom an.' equal politic rights for tbe negio is to be 'fought in the year before us. The elections of yesterday and those of next month will be as a preliminary engagement. " What might have been," are among the saddest words. Had Congress met its responsibilities prom) and in a Straightforward manner by long ago removing Johnson and guaranteeing negro suffrage without equivocation in its legislation upon reconstruction, the present untoward defeat and others foreshadowed I -night have been avoided. Will it be admonished at the " eleventh hour ?'' It is one of the most threaten- I ing dangers of the Republican defeat of yesterday that, in the Presidential campaign which will open next j Summer, the standard-bearer of that party will be ' such, from supposed availability, as would render victory In itself a disaster. Better defeat with a standard , which deserves success than victory only in the name. | Horrible and Atrocious Brutality on Board a Vessel. An aggravated case of cruelty and inhumanity has been developed at New Orleans in the trial of a sea Captain for brutal and barbarous treatment of two boys whom he hid discovered hiding on his vessel. The New Orleans Republican publishes tbe following report of the testimony : j First witness, Thomas Costello— ls about fifteen years ! of sate, and an orphan; on the 29th or April, 1866, at { Llv-rpool, England, he sod another boy named Thomas | Furlong went on beard the bark T.H. Armstrong as J she was about leaving Liverpool, and hid themselves, j The bark lelt shortly afterward, and when beyond the pilot-station they came out of tbeir biding places and | went on deck. Captain Lodge, the accused, called to j them: "You d— i sons of^— where do you come from? Whit are you doing here?" and immediately ! ordered them to be tied to a italic ion. Captain Lodge then tied bim to a stanchion, tied bis bands behind his back, got a sharp stick of wood frrm the first mate and rested one end on the deck, and put, tbe other ' end— the sharp one under his chin, forcing his head backward, causing him (treat pain and suffering. He remained thu* tied with his head foiced backward for nearly eight hours, during which time accused repeatedly "came up to lim, caught him by the throat and choked him, anl made him drink, forcibly, half ft pint of sea water at a time. Accused, during the whole voyage, ill-treated him, and on several occasions beat him. After he bad been released from the stanchion accused made him strip himself and get into a tut made ii*n a hilf-beef tierce, filled with sea water and lime, and ordered him to wash himself. Accused then called the boy, Thomas Furlong, and male him tub witness with a batd brush, and then his naked body with a coirse sand paper — - witness' body being then sore and b'ceding, Accmed at several different, times made Furlong wash witness in the sea water and lime, run him with a hard brush and then with sand paper, as already stated. Witness • suffered greatly from the effects of the washing and rubbing, and is yet sore from it. All this occurred on the voyage from Liverpool to Havana. at Havana wilt.-* left the bark, went on shore, und shipped on the bark Sheffield ; but the accused had him brought back on board and put in irons ; and while in irons accused belt Mm on the head v.-ith a clut> and a bootjack, the marks of which blows are yet visible. The club in Court is the one accused beat him with. The bark left Havana and went to M-itanzas, and thence to New Orleans. During the voyage from Havana to New Orleans accused repeatedly beat him with j the club On the arrival of the bark at this ! port, New Orleans, E. E. Br'tton, the steward on ' tbe bark, make an affidavit against the accused on witness' behalf before Commissioner Holland and Ue Captain was arrested As soon as witness got off the ship he appeared with Thomas Furlong and they each made an affidavit against the accused. Dining the whole time witness was on board the bark - he was respectful, obedient and suhmis-ive to toe accused and never gave him any* provocation. Accused, alter be ■ bad made tbe boy Furlong wash and rub witness as stated, then made Furlong stiip himself and get mo the tun of sea water and lime ard made witness rub Furlong on the naked body with a harsh brush, and afterward with sand-paper, in the same manner as he bad made Furlong rub witness. When he put on his clothes after being washed and rubbed his skin clung to his clothes. ; Judge Holland, In his judgment binding the accused In the sum of $5,000 to appear for trial at the tegular term of his Court, said the conduct of the Captain, as sbow-o by the evidence, Is thai of a creature deprived of all human feeling These two boys are one fifteen and the other sixteen years of age; and although months have elapsed, they vet bear on their bodies the marks of the ruffianly treatment of the accused. Washington Mailers. [Correspondence ol the Chicago Tribune. I Washington, October 11th —Tee Baltimore American, of this morning indorses the action ot the Mary- ; land Republican State Convention, and puts at the head of its columns, for President in 1863. the name of " General U. S. Grant, subject to the decision of the National Repu* lican Convention. It speaks of the question editona'ly, as fellows : "The result of tbe election in Pennsylvania and Ohio may be reearded, politically, in the same light to the Republican party as the secar.d Bull Run was to the cause of the Union. We shortly theiealter called General Giant to command our forces, and he led us to victory. To secuie the results ot that victory to the loyal men of the nation the services of General Grant j are again required, and when once he takes the field h<- will •' fight it out. on tbat lice" to an enduring triumph of the principles ot those who fought with him and sustained the cause of the Government throughout the rebellion. The result in Ohio and Pennsylvania proclaims emphatically the necessity of prompt and thorough organization on the pari or the Republican party, and the casting aside of all personal prelerecces with regard to the next Presidency. It is the jealousies growing out of the Presidential succession that | have prevented the Fortieth Congress trom carrying 1 out the will of the people in removing an unfaithful Executive, and thus giving peace to the country. It : is dissatisfaction at tne want of nerve exhibited by the July session, which bas kent fifty thousand Repub- ' Leans from the polls of Pennsylvania and Oiil**. Just so lone as there Is uncertainty as to who will be the nominee of the Repuhlcao party, our representatives ' in Congress will be paralyzed and fearful of doing their whole duty. "There must be no more temporizing. The time has come tor action. Oar opponents are setting us an ex- ! ample in this respect which we will do well to follow. ; Where they have power, they exercise it promptly and mpiomi-logly. With General Grant as our staa- i Start-bearer victory will be certain. He has been tried, ' both as a saldier and a statesman and has been found { equal to every emergency. All can unite upon him, I while with any of the other distinguished rtatesmen named for the nomination there would be doubt as to the result. If we would secure to the country the j fruits of victory obtained over the rebel hosts, we must promptly place General Grant in nomination. If . we would have Congress free to carry out the will or tbe loyal people or th* country, we must promptly Bet- ! tie this question. Otherwise the power we possess will be frittered away in a personal contest as to the | effect of the Acts . f Congress on the prospects of mdi- I vidual contestants. " There can he no doubt now entertained that Presi- j dent Ifobnson have been impeached and removed before the adjournment of Congress but lor the fear ; entertained by ihe friends of rival candidates that by ; so doing Senator Wade woalD. have been placed on the j track for the nomination. They were unwilling to put ' the power and patronage of the Government in the hands of any one of the contestants for nomination, ! and hence Andrew Johnson was allowed to remain an ' obstruction to the reconstruction of the rebel States, « - and to me the patronage of the Government to the

overthrow of the Republican party, make loyalty odious, and treason powerful and dangerous." GENERAL GRANT'S ANNUAL RErOP.T. General Grant is engaged in pr-raring Ida annual report as tbe bead of the army. I For this purpose ha some time ago called upon tbe Department and District Comminuers to make their reports to him, bringing them down to the lit of September. Some' of these have been already received, and the rest are expected within the next fortnight. Tint of General 1 nomas, with some forty Inclosures, came to hand yesterday, and Geneial Scbofield brought his from Richmond last night. Gereral Sherman is understood to be about ready, though he mar file an additional report early next month on the Indian question. TLe report of General Grant will embrace considerable extiacts from the subordinate ports. If be remains in .he War Department till the meeting of Congress, he -rill also pre* sent the President with a brief report as Secretary of War ad interim. Irouinir at the Dexter Park, Cbtcazo. (From the Chicago Tribune, October 13th. J On Saturday the races of the third day of the suprdsmentsry meetings at Dexter Park were contested The race ot the day was a trot, best three in five, to harness, for a purse of $100, for which the horses Buckeye Bill, Gipsy. Honest Charley and Millie Brocks were entered, but before this took place tbe race continued Irom tbe day previous ha Ito be finished. In this race wbich was for a purse or $110, mile bests, best Hire c in five to harness, the etuis burssa were W. K. Tuomas, Hardbread and Fannie Lee, and at the time of postponement, on ■■->>- evening, by reason of tbo darkness, Hardbread had won the first two heals, and Fannie Lee an I Thorns'*, each one heat. Tbe day presented a much more r<vorab!e aspect than bad its two predecessor*-, as the weather was warmer and there was but slight wind. It was, nevertheless-, too cola tor horses to oo their best, and the track, moreover, was very heavy and slow. Tbe attendance was somewhat larger than that of it c dl] ceding, there being presont about 6 0 people. Previous to the start the heeling was very light, null in favor of Haidbretd. No one seemed anxious to invest upon what seem ;l to Indicate a very s'arp race. Filth Heal— At tbe word, ITardbrea.l (leading) broke near the gate, ami was passed by tannic and nomas, both strutting hard. Real the quarter Fannie left her feet and Thomas went away from ber, leading three lengths at the quarter, while Uarobread followed him into the backstretch at a distance or three lengths. Fannie Le-* again broke in the straight, and when Thomas tad rounded the nprer strctcu, two lengths •bead of Hardbread, she was already out ol the race. Hardbread rapidly closed in on Thomas, and they loth came down the homestretch at , ■■. great rate, neck and neck. Near the quarterstretcb Hardbread troke. and Thomas led a Jer-ath an l a half under the wire, in 2:82£. Sixth Heat— Thomas led from the word, acd at tho lower turn was a clear length ahead, He out- rotted Hardbread all the way around, and at the quarter was four lengths ahead. A faster pace gave him six lengths to spare at the half, and from here in be kepi bis a '- Vantage easily and won by a length and a half 2:8 l». Tbe following gives the BC-MART. Dexter Park, Chicago, October 11 and 12, 1367.— Trottinc lor a purse of $150, mile heats, best three in five, to harness. T. B Boach'sg W. K. Thomas. .18 2 8 11 Colonel D ckey's o. g. Bird bread 3 -i 112 8 O. llickok's l>. m. Frtoole 1,. c •■ 18 " --is. Tim -, 2:30J-?:40— 2:84 t -*;:34jl-2:8 i l— 2:81} Tbe result created seme surpnse, us very few considered that Thomas bid a reasonable proa- <c of winningthe race the bloods of Fannie L c were in strong hopes of the ability to win or the speedy and game young mare, the result astonished tbem all. The spirited manner in which she coniest-a the heals or Friday, and the bursts or speed which she showed, sufficient to have yon her the race fad not her r,-nki:ess thrown her off her feet, i refuted a strong contrast to her action in the first heat ol yesterday, when she refusal to trot altogether. There wa3, "indeed, a strong belief prevailing tbat the mire lad received foul play, inasmuch as it was known that she would be able to crowd ihe winning horse very close. Toe time made by Thomas is remarkable when it la considered that he is but a six-year-old gelding, and comparatively a green horse. A lopperbe-d outratre in Sen* Jersey. iFrorn tbe Paters, (N. J.) Press] We have to chronicle one of the most dastardly Copperhead outrages that ever disgraced this community. About a score of colored men, some of whom bad teen soldiers under Sheridan, were assigned to a place In the line of bis escort, with bis previous knowledge, he saying that he was " proud to have them march with him." On their way to and item tbe Wigs am these loyal black men were made the special marks of Copperhead venom. Not only were verbal insults showered upon them, but mud, stones and even horse-dung were hurled at them as 'hey marched, As the carriage containing General Sheridan re ach»d tbe Wigwam a man on the north side of the street, described to us .---.-v bis lusi.mnn," hurl d a stone which, whether intended tor the General or trie D- (roes, passed very near the General, just erased the bead of Can'ain Ar-hib-ld. and felled a man on tbe sidewalk to the ground. Oeo of the m.ssilej thrown— ,i large stone— heavily struck, and injured a colored man rained John Brown, who has been a soldier of the Union. Rev Jobn Tavlor, the commander i f the squad, who were at the lima the soldier's " blue" he wore in ihe field, was also struck several times. So painful did the abuse become tbat not more than half ih- c lortd men maintained their position la the line of the return march. We are con-, fluent lhat, if Phil. Sheridan had known of these inreal ntrages, he would have rallied a eclumn al the '•Boys in Blue," and would have charved npontbosa Copperhead scoundrels and given them a knottier "twist" tnan he gave Eailyand Ms itbels when no sent them "whirling through Winch, 1 Democratic Fonr-Wnw In St. Louis over the Ohio and Pennsylvania Elections. St. Louis, (Mo.) October 18tb.— The Democracy of tin- city bad genuine pow-wotv at the Court boasa hit night to celebrate v c recent victories in Olio and Pennsylvania. The meeting was presided over by General Rir.ney. who was a violent eneo jf the Government during the war, and the MOM man who, while sellii g a bouquet at auction, on 'Cham c.for the benefit of soma charitable objects, tore from li the rid, bite and blue ribbons with wbich it was di corateo, SI flung them on the floor. Most of t 1 c speakers were cutspoken rebels curing the war, and edified their bearers by ;w vilest denunciations of Ren England, and tbe sppPoaiiou of the lowest epithets to some of the most distinguished Generals of the Union army. Sheridan particularly, was roundly abused and called "a whiffet," and "the circ. rider ot the Shenandoah Valley." Tbo payment of the public debt la gtcenhacks -openly advocated, and two of the speakers Ceclared in favor of absoln'e repudiation. Much wa said about the payment of taxes for the elevation or the negro cm degiadation of the white man, and tbe present g. vernmcut ol the Southern States was declared to be four times worse than the rule of England over Ireland. The defeat iff Ben. Wade was especially itifyins to tin m and the loss of the negro rafltSram amendment in gave them great joy. Andrew Johnson was touched upon li.tilly, and is to be praised or trusted only as f,r as ho can be useful to tbem. The most violent abuse of Congress, radicalism and the rrinc i- of equal justice to all men, were the sentiments most applauded. Ihe Koadaasler of the Lowell Kttilrovt Killed. [Proas the B»ston Traveller. October 10 h. J This morning, when the TJ o'c.ock express train from Lowell stopped at the Wjburn wateiing place, and just as the train was coining to a standstill, J. B. Eaton, tho roadraaster, stepped down upon the platform Rain which had fallen during the night had moistened tt.o woodwork, and Baton slipped and leU on his back on the platform. Springing up In haste, lie again slipped, and this time went off the platform and under the car wheels. One wheel passed dl.ecly tcro.-s his bowels and hips, and the wheel of the second est stepped I Irectly on him. It was necessary to move the car before be could be vol out. He lived but a few minutei, and so far as we can leirn his only wcrds were. "Ob I my poor wife and children ■"' E non was almost foityeluht years ot age, and resided in Nashua. He has been for twenty-five years connected with the Boston, Lowell and Nashua, lor a considerable portion of that time as roa imaster. He was a man widely known ami loved, efficient and prompt in hi* business, kindly in his family relations, and his death will l c regretted by hundreds with whom he rsine in daily contact, as well as ny the members ol the Utsoolc Order, to the upper or consiitory degrees of which he belonged. Acceptance or Jobn Qulncy Adams of the mc cratic >onunauon for Governor. Bosto.v, October lUih. John Qmacy Adams accepts the Democratic nomination tor Coventor of M*ssacbusetts in a letter which Is published. lie subscribes in full the doctrine of State Rights "as vi derstood and promulgated by the founders of the Commonwealth and tbe fathers of our national Uuion." Upon qiuitions of finance ano taxation, he say- : "It i- difficult to reconcile tbe incompetence wbich ptrvades our system of tmpotts with a presumption of honest Intent in the legislators who framed It. .No man wh. assumes a capacity to mr-ke laws at this day should «>are 1.. plead in excuse of his blunders m at ject ignorance of the first principles of p ilii ical economy and an utter indifference to the recorded results of expert) But tbe intolerable burden of an exploded and nntctentiflo plan of internal t ration, combined with a tariff which is nothing but legal robbery, must have been saddled upon the people by gross ignorance t fraud, and if not speed! y removed it will furnish the exhausted taxpayer with a -cm lance of reason for repudiation." Tbe letter closes with a hearty Indorsement ot the policy enunciated by the recent Demccialic State Convention held at Worcester. lowa. Dr.- Moixes, October 11th.— I am able to sen yon tonight the following counties in addition to yesterday : r.1.1'1-BLICA.V MAJORITIES. Adair joues 550 Buchanan... SoO|Lr.n!ta 50d 113 Pace £25 Cedar Sso.Onion CO Floyd 480 Van Buren C 63 Gitbrie 0b| Washington SOO Harrison . 100 Wayne 2CO Jefferson.....' 467 1 In addition to these, grand old Jasper comes In with a majority or 1,150 instead of COO, as heretofore telegraphed. We have reports that the Democrats have carried Decatur county by a small majority. We h ye now teturns from forty counties and parts rf counties. In these the Republican State ticket has a majority of 11,500. There counties give half the votes ol the State. The heaviest counties are beard from. The ones yet In hear from are mostly agricultural conn-Ice, and are nearly all Republican. With this basis we ceem it safe to state that our majority will be if.COO at the very lowest. Mrs. Llnco'n Considered Insane. (From the Sprine-eld (ill Journal, October loth.] A special dispatch from C Icago, in f.trine to Mr*. Lincoln's rjcctl mortifying. statement la regard to her financial condition, says : " Her conduct has distressed ler roost Intimate friends and relatives in this city, and tte most charitable construction tbat they can put Open her itrsngo c urse is thai she is insane, which I fear is the case.'* Tbe «ime explanation of ber conduct, we understand, has been regretted by those who are scqcainted with ber in this pi ice. Indeed, an Impression generally pervades our community that the has cot been entirely in her right mind for several years. In this view she deserves pity and commiseration instead of harsh; and uncharitable judgment for her lingular I charier.

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