The Charleston Daily Courier from Charleston, South Carolina on October 22, 1859 · 1
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The Charleston Daily Courier from Charleston, South Carolina · 1

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Saturday, October 22, 1859
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TBSLATESTIIO! 83383 TTT rrr IT T? r AdJiUaa&lbr the Er9 Ntw Yo October 21— Js- Hktttt & Co Livernool Circular of the Sth instant quotes ' Orleans Ordinary— i I fpfcrod — -ood Ordinary—-——- ! Jod Middling Orleans—"1 Middling ' f (Mobile a T " — I Uplands--- Xrw Yonx October 21 920 P M— The JEsww-pa's mails left here at et o'clock: this evening The Broiers' Circular eoote : i Fair OrlPaoa- — — TK f Middling OHwum T Fur Mobue -J$? Middhnx Mobile — Fur Uplands r-SLl I Middling Uplands r Cuae Ac Soxs report a increased demand as the only new feature in the market SrotxaaFOHT So-s & Co report an improved feeling ia the mar ket with an increased demand and an advance of I-lCaW on the better qualities inferior unsaJear hit Hewitt & Co report a good demand which is confined to the better descriptions The imports of ' IM week loot up :JUOW Dajes anu inrni an uua to be at sea 36000 bales Americas against "000 last - - - t I : —fi nv 1 year ana g jawv jma ±mim tvuw£ai j Wiumeis & N akh report -oiiauung immb ta with a stead demand for all qualities of American above Middling which are readily saleable at full rate last week Inferior and sandy descriptions unsaleable except at a reduction The KplseopaJ Conveation RlcHjfosl) Va October 21 — The House of Bishops have decided to allow Bishop Oxdehdoxk to withdraw his memorial for restoration which is considered equivalent to its rejection The Convention will adjourn on Saturday The Iusurreettou Baltihobe October 21 — No farther arrests have been made Cook has probably reached Harris-burg Pa where his wife preceded him It is inferred from Bnows's language that he has several coadjutors in the South Pikr' Peak " Acocsta October 21 — A party from Pike's Peak have arrived at St Josephs Missouri and have with them S100000 in cold Cold Weather Acgusta October 21 — At New York Philadelphia and Washington it is quite cold Iiattr from Havana New Oxlkass October 21— The Cahatoba has arrived from Havana with dates to the 13th inst Sugar is firm and active Lard is steady at lSj lSj Sterling! Exchange 3 cent premium New York 6 t cent Dreinium The health of the city is excellent afe-MIe Cuttou Market MobimC October 21 — Sales to-day of 3000 bales Cotton''' Middlings 10J10i The sales of the week sum up 20500 bales and the receipts in same time foot up 25710 bales against 15082 bales in corresponding period last year The receipts at this port are ahead of last year 41195 bales The stock on hand is 99160 bales Freight on Cotton to Havre lif Sew Orleaus Cotton Market New Okleams October 21 — The Cotton market is nrm ana saies to-uay oi tiuuuDBies iviiuunngs 10JI0i The sales of the week foot up CI 000 bales and the receipts in same time have been 68000 against 53000 bales last year The exports of the week at this port are 2S000 bales and the total exports sum up 126000 bales The receipts at this port are ahead of last year 6500 bales and at all the ports 74000 bales The stock on hand here is 225000 bales against 174000 last year j Sterling Exchange 919 New York Markets New -York October 21 — The offering of Teas at the sale to-day though not' very desirable brought fair prices vis : Hyson SS35i? Young Hyson 23(551 if Imperial 2956f Gunpowder !tCH3iiS Thf flnttnn martr-t is firm with sales of 1400 bales Flour is firm and sales of 22000 bbls Wheat has advanced 3®4f sales of 30000 bushels White $150 Corn is buoyant with sales of 3500 bushels Jersey Yellow $1031 Mixed held at $105 Turpentine is dull at 47 Rosin is dull Rice is steady The Slave Trade Meeting The following are the resolutions adopted at the Meeting in Mount Pleasant on Thursday 20th instant: 1 Resolved That to the security of Southern rights while in the Union there is a necessity for political power and that political power can only mme from anincre " population and in the 2 Resolved That to the advancement of our material interest there is a necessity for labor and that to the just development of our society there is a necessity for slaves 3 Resolved That there is no other source from which a laboring population suited to the requisitions of the South can come than from Africa and that the slave trade ought to be re-opened 4 Resolved That the safety and prosperity of the South in or out of the Union requires the re-opening of the foreign slave trade 5 Resolved That the Southern States are and ought to be the best judges of their wants and as the Northern States have passed laws preventing j the action of the Fugitive Slave law the Southern States should pass such laws as will protect their citizens in the enjoyment and acquisition of foreign slaves C Resolved That while this trade would advance the cause of humanity the right to it is necessary to the equal dignity of the Southern States in the Republic 7 Resolved That we commend to our fellow--citizens of the Southern States the consideration and adoption of every means by which that necessary end can be accomplished Reduction of Postage to Baden Germany by the Bremen Mail — We are authorized to state that the single rate of letter postage between the United States and the grand Duchy of Baden via Bremen will hereafter be fifteen cents instead of twenty- two cents — -pre-payment optional This reduction is the result of a reduced rate of German postage to five cents the single letter on American correspondence transmitted via Bremen which went into operation on the 15th of October instant The Insurrection at Harpers Ferry — The report of Mr District Attorney Ottld which we give at length contains references to the books and papers of Brown which it is understood indicate the aharacter and extent of this movement It E POET OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY Ol'Ln Harfeb's Ferkt October IS 1S59 To His Excellency the President of the United States: Everything is quiet There are only five prisoners three wounded and two unhurt Six citizens have been killed and one marine All the citizens were killed outside the limits of the United States territory ia A"irginia The marine was mortally wounded within it I have seen Col Lee but not Gov Wise Only nineteen persons were engaged in the matter of whom five were free negro from the North Brown has been living a few miles from here in Maryland since June last His premises were searched to-day and fifteen hundred pikes and two hundred guns found besides flints axes blankets clothing &c in abundance Brown says he has contemplated this movement since 1S5& AH of his partv are either killed or captured except one who left on Monday They were driven by the Virginians into the armory and there Col Lee and 12 marines did the balance All the slaves engaged if any were forced None- of the persons held by Brown were hurt although all were in the building stormed by the marines The books and papers of Brown are secured which throw considerable light on the movement Strange it is bur true that Brown and his eighteen men took possession f the Govern-mentproperty and town and held them during runoav mcht and Mondatr The Government money is all safe It is not known which of the party killed the marine The man who carried off Lewis Washington is one of the wounded prisoners 1 do not apprehend any violence to the prisoners ROBT PULP 7 Battle of IVitowa Cele&ratiou— Yesterday being the 19th of October and the anniversary of - the famous Battle of Vorkiown which is or ought to be as familiar as household words" to our readers many perhaps expected a grand military display The official nags of our cay it is true with the morning's sun fluttered in the breeze and the day shone forth fair sunny beautiful and exhil- rating in such a style as ought to raise even our nodera nature to a degree of enthusiasm to emulate the deeds of our sires the men of the times that tried men's souls and courage Larly yesterday morning the companies detached from Richmond to suppress the Abolitionists' not at Harper's Ferry returned home from the battlefield and though they had not been called to the " scrimmage' in time yet they had the fighting stamina in them and had to bottte it up for a future contingency At any rate it was considered advisable to postpone any general military display yesterday honor of the glories of Yorktowu therefore ndse but the State Guard under the gallant and courteous Capt Dimmick paraded behind the exciting strains of glorious music The day though not honored with the accustomed turn-out was not forgotten Our other military corps will keep the 19th upon some day next week for what signifies she time when the stimulating principle is all correct ? We are glad that all our men of military ardor are borne again safe and sound after their campaign May it be their lot never to meet worse- on their pilgrimage here Still let us hurrah for Yorktowu! RUkm0nd Enutrer - Conj&ntial Diselonm of a Prisoner — In' a case at Worcester the Supreme Court have decided that where confidential communication between client and counsel is overheard by a third person such person may testify thereto Communications to counsel are only ad far privileged that the counsel cannot be permitted to testily to them — Boston Traveler - Carey Y Styles Esq of Brunswick is a candidate for Secretary of the Senate at the approaching session of the Legislature 1 With a knowledge of Mr Styles' qualifications We have no hesitation ia aaytog that the fiwaaia could not snake a better se ICUoa SayaanaA RepnHitmn ram run otwsjxm-l -"-' -i- -- '"-Csuraw: MWfJME— la pursuance- of previous notice a meeting of the friea-is of Col- Job E Cat favorable to his election to the Mayoralty took place at Axxolb s TTr!! Msintret at 7 o'clock P M on Thurs day SftJa ins At a early hoar in the evening dense crowd had assembled around the doors and filled the anaciooa room to overflowing The meeting was organized by the appointment n£ Tsp- Rica L Koktk to the Chair and Mx O F Fa&kx was requested to set as Secretary )t Noxtb oa taking the Chair addressed the audience ia a few pertitkeat remarks explaining the object of the meeting aad declaring that it was ready for busiaes - Qa saotkwa a CxwunuUee- of Three consisting of Caps C W Sijsoxs Joa Dawsox and Geo S Su bs Esq a were appointed to wait oa CoL Cajuew and request that he would attend and address the Meeting - During the absence of the Coaamittee F D- RicmsBseoa Esq being loudly called for ascend ed the platform and in his usual fervid and eloquent meaner advocated the claims of his friend CoL Cm and vindicated with hi accustomed ability his qualifications for the office He reviewed CoL Caxkw's past career both public aad political and challenged: contradiction to his declaration that in all the various positions ia which he had been placed he had ably and faithfully performed his duty and realized the expectations of his friends Mr Rthaxbso's remarks were listened to with profound attention interrupted only by frequent outbursts of applause When Mr R had concluded Col Cakxw was introduced by the Committee aad made his entry amid the acclamations of the assembled multitude So soon as the cheering which followed his appearance had subsided Col Cakew addressed his fellow -citizens thanking them first for their many manifestations of good feeling which he had received at their hands aad then glided gracefully into those subjects which were pertinent to the object of their assembling His speech was received with the greatest enthusiasm and he took his seat amidst loud aad prolonged cheering Davis Ramsay Esq was then loudly called aad addressed the meeting in a strain which put them in high good humor with the - speakers with each other with themselves and particularly with their candidate His speech was characterized with great good sense Enlivened by flashes of brilliant wit and tempered throughout with a rich vein of humor The loud applause which frequently interrupted' his progress gavst evidence of the impression he made upon his hearers When Mr Ramsay closed a motion was made that the proceedings of the meeting be published in the daily papers On motion the meeting then adjourned Correspondence of the Courier Washington October 19 1859 The insurrection as it is called at Harper's Ferry has been crushed It is remarkable that considering the small number of the conspirators they should have made any headway at ail and been able to take possession as they did of the bridge the armories the arsenal and the engine house and for a day or more to keep the town in their hands Their number originally did not exceed twenty-two Where were the hundreds of em ployees of the United States armories? It is not explained The Superintendent Mr Bab Bora was absent on official business It seemed absurd and impossible that twenty-two men could produce so much alarm in such a place however desperate they might be and therefore it was commonly supposed by some and suggested in the dispatch of the President of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company that armory men might be engaged in the emeute The attempt of one crazy Abolitionist with one and twenty followers to create a black insurrec tion and establish a "Provisional Government of the United States" with himself at the head of it is ridiculously audacious : But such was the char acter of the enterprise of " Ossawattomie Blown" as he is called whose figure in the Kansas agita tion may be remembered No point in the country could have been selected for the attempt where it could be more easily and speedily crushed Twenty thousand well-appointed troops could be concentrated at that point in twenty hours! It is satisfactory to know that not one of the resi dents of Harper's Ferry or its vicinity nor any one of the Armory men is implicated in this treasonable enterprise Of the twenty-two men who formed this band of conspirators only three have escaped and they will be pursued and arrested A company of dra goons is close upon their heels Of the rest fifteen were "killed and the remainder— only one of them unhurt— ere prisoners Governor Wise with District Attorney Otu remain at Harper's Ferry for the purpose of making a thorough investigation into the history of that unparalleled outrage If Bbows had abettors in other States it should be ascertained and prose cutions for treason instituted by the United States Government This will no doubt be done Brown declared that he had no accomplices except those with him He said too that his act was prompted by revenge on account of the loss of a son in the Kansas war In this last affair he lost two more sons and if he survives his wounds will expiate his crimes under the gallows The affair produces a deep sensation in that part of the country and perhaps it may be of timely occurrence as a warning to those in the free States who by their anti-slavery zeal are propagating and encouraging treason LEO From the Southern Guarnian Medical Claims and Accounts Saxdy Run Lexington Disteict S C ) October IS 1859 t Mr Editor : — Having received several letters of inquiry relative to the presentation to the JLeaisla ture of medical claims and accounts for post mor tem examinations l send you for publication the following Act and Resolutions for the information of those interested and : with the view of preventing unnecessary trouble and disappointment both on the Part of Physicians and of the Medical Committee : Act of 1S51— 12 Stat p 12S Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives now met and sitting in General Assembly and by the authority of the same That the following compensation shall hereafter be allowed to any physician who may be called in by the acting Coroner to make a post mortem- examination to wit : Where death has resulted from external violence and where no dissection is required the sum often dollars where dissection is necessary and no interment has taken place twenty dollars for the same after one or more days interment thirty dollars for the same when any chemical analysis is required a sum not exceeding fifty dollars together with the expense of such analysis and that in every case in which a physician shall be called to any distance beyond one mile he shall be allowed the mileage usually charged in his neighborhood : Provided that ia all cases in which chemical analysis shall be made the physician who shall make the post mortem examination shall furnish to the Legislature with his account a full statement of such analysis and provided every account presented for services for any post mortem examination shall have the certificate of the Coroner or Magistrate acting as Coroner that the'ser-vices were rendered " Joint Resolution of 1S55 p 358 Resol-red That every account presented for any post mortem examination in addition to the certifi cate of toe (coroner or Magistrate actinsr as such that the services were rendered shall have the further certificate of the Coroner or Magistrate acting as uoroner tnat me services ot tne pnysiciaa who may be called in to make the examination were necessary to ascertain the cause of death Joint Resolutions of 1857 p 425-Resalved That every account hereafter presented for pott mortem examination ia addition to the certificate aow required by law shall also have appended thereto a detailed statement of such examination containing the cause of death and the circumstances and symptoms attending the case Resolved Also That no such account shall be paid unless it shall plainly appear from such statement that post mortem examination was really necessary to ascertain the cause of death Join Resolution of 1S24 p 120 Restdved That ao claim shall be paid on any medical account which may be presented to the Legislature for services rendered criminals in jails without it be accompanied by the certificate of the Sheriff of the District in which such criminal is confined stating the insolvency of such criminal ot criminals From the foregoing Act and Resolutions it is evident that in order to present to the Legislature an account for a post mortem examination with any prospect of success it will be necessary to have the certificate of the Coroner or Magistrate acting as Coroner that the services of the physician were rendered and that they were necessary to ascertain the cause of death In addition to this the physician is required to give a detailed statement of the examination containing the cause of death aad the : circumstances and symptoms attending the case and from this statement it must plainly appear that a post mortem examination was really necessary to ascertain the Cause of death To secure the payment of a medical account for services rendered a criminal ia jail it is requisite to have the certificate of the Sheriff stating the insolvency of the criminal GERHARD MULLER r Tennessee Kletstion — The two Houses ia compliance with a joint resolution met ia Convention yesterday morning to elect a Comptroller Treasurer Secretary of State aad Public Printer Col i" Ty w8 elected Secretary of State and t Eastman & Co publishers of this paper were elected Public Printer— the vote being for E G Eastman 4c Co 52 for Ban Camp i Co 37 The opposition vote was cast for our neighbors of the banner and rjatriot— a compliment which they well deserve both- as eleve"-genUeme and efficient party organs For th more substantial compliment which our political friends were able to pay us we return our warmest thanks We will en-deavor to deserve it not only by a faithful and prompt execution of the duties entrusted to us but as editors of a politic) paper by inculcating and practicing upon the motto' 'UlMon Harmony and Concession Everything for the Cause Nothing for Men"' - The elaetion of Comptroller and Treasurer was postponed una! Friday of next week — Nashville Union and American ' v THE CONSPIRACY t HIGHLY IMPOmJiT DETAILS KvMsac af a Deeply Laid Insurrectionary geassn — Documents roasd — Gv Wise? Interview with Old Brown — Conduct of the Insurgents in the Engine House — Cap tan stf Arans at the Sehstal Hsatc-Hasty Retrua xraaa Cant Brawa'i House— Re ef Papan— Sketch af the Lift of -Letters fSraaa Fred Dane Lass and Garret gnalth c - " The Baltimore Sun of the 20th inst say the late insurrection at Harpers Ferry has been a fruitful theme of excitement for several days past and the fullest details that could be obtained have been published We have however' obtained additional particulars which possess peculiar ? interest in connection with the fanatical efforts of those who foolishly supposed they could overthrow the government and at one blow entirely abolish the institution of slavery It appears that for months past Capu Bxown resided about eight mile from 'Harper's Ferry on the Maryland side of the Potomac and was generally esteemed as an intelligent man His visits to Harper's Ferry were frequent aad he was in the habit of calling at the office of the United States Armory where he spent many hours in so cial conversation nor was once suspected of en- j tertaining any design against the peoplo or property of the neighborhood - Possessed of a cunning necessary for the prose cution of such a scheme as he would have carried out bad it been possible he was careful to let but few of the arms which he received be landed at Harpers Ferry lest suspicion might: be excited against him He ordered them to be dropped at Uagerstowa and bandy Hook whence they were removed to his house in wagons The people ot the neighborhood in which Cant tSrown resided visited his house and when the lartrei boxes con taining the arms were seen he remarked to them that they were tools for mining consisting pf pick axes shovels and spades Though they accumu lated tor a period of eight months he was not sus pected and to complete the delusion of his neighbors he frequently took home with him parcels of earth which he pretended to analyse in search of minerals Utten his neighbors would visit turn when he was making his chemical experiments and so well did he act his part that he was looked upon as one of profound learning and calculated to be a most useful man to the neighborhood There was ont nuie communication oetween mm ana Capt Cooke so far as the people knew though it became plain tnat tney neid frequent interviews CONDUCT IS THE ENGLNB BOOM It is stated by those who were in- the engine house as prisoners of the insurgents that the con duct of Capt Brown and his men was marked by an extraordinary coolness under the circumstances When the nag ot truce rescued mem xsrown said he would comply with no other conditions than that he be permitted to march his men out and give battle though he was aware be would have to die After the hag left and while the commandant ot the marines was parleying complaint wis made by one of the insurgents that the house was too warm and asked that the door be opened to which an other objected saying that some of them might be shot The door however was opened sligntly and a gun fired from the outside sped its ball throusrh the space and instantly killed one of the insurgents Brown immediately ordered the body to one corner of the room when the clothing was stripped off and with the remark "he is dead" Brown again took his position to give his commands When the building was stormed by the marines Brown placed his men in a position to receive aad repel the attack while those whom he held as pri soners were put in a position where the balls of ther attacking party would not be likely to reach them as he had told them they should not be harmed " When the entrance was forced he maintained his coolness and fought desperately and it was said that the marine so seriously wounded fell from the ball from Brown's pistol i CAPXtTKE or THE INSURGENTS! ARMS On Tuesday the Independent Grays under the command of Lieut Simpson and Lieut Kerchner made a scout on the Maryland side and marched directly for the school-house where it was thought Capt Cooke had fortified himself The march was along the base of the mountain and the most intense anxiety was manifested for the success of the expedition When they reached the school-house two miles distant from Harper's Ferry they found that it was the store-house for the arms They recovered several hundred Sharpe s rifles several boxes of revolvers and eighteen hundred pikes All of them are formidable weapons The revolvers are six-shooters with ten-inch barrels and fire with the fulminating powder instead of percussion caps The pikes are two-edged blade about eight inches long and protected where it enters the staff by a strong guard and- heavy iron ferule The staff is of hickory and about six feet long the whole forming a most formidable javelin There was no person near the school-house at the time and after a guard was placed over it the remainder of the company passed on for the house of Capt Brown four miles further on the road Shortly before they reached it they were met by two females who asked if they were in search of Cooke and having been answered in the affirma-rive informed Lieut Simpson that hi had only a few minutes before gone off at a galloping speed on horseback They passed to the house but found it had just been deserted There was a fire on the hearth and on a table near by a piece of pork which some one had began to slice but left before finishing it Two wagons were in the yard and the horses were ready harnessed Cooke it was thought had been engaged in hauling'thd arms from the house ot Capt Brown to the school-house Here too were found a large parcel of papers The wagons were taken by the Grays to the school-house and loaded up with as many arms as could be put on them and Lieutenant Simpson having found a spare horse in isrown s stable mounted him and placing a guard on each side proceeded to Harper s rerry JUoag before they reached the town the people were on the lookout and as they defiled around the base of the mountain the most intense- excitement prevailed The hills around were filled with people and at every step thev were greeted by cheers and the waiving of handkerchiefs Many of the trophies of the expe dition were brought to this city not the least among which were among the papers found at Brown's house and the chirography of which ap pears to be that of Brown a sketch of the HISTORY OF JOHN BROWN OTHERWISE "OLD B AND HIS FAMILY This paper purports to be the history of the fam ily as connected with Kansas and says :— "in too the four eldest sons of old Brown viz : John Jr Jason Owen and Frederick all children by a first wife then living in Ohio determined to remove to Kansas John Jr sold his place a very desirable little property at Vernon Trumbull county and Jason his place near Akron in Summit county The other two sons held no landed property but both were possessed of some valuable stock (as were also the two first named) derived from that of their father which had been often noticed by liberal premiums both in the State of New York and also of Ohio Jason Brown had a very valuable collection of grape vines and also of choice fruit trees which he took up and shipped in boxes at a heavy cost The two first named John and Jason had both families Owen had none Frederick was engaged to be married and was to return for his wile In consequence of an extreme dearth in 1S54 the crops in Northern Ohio were almost an entire failure and it was decided by the four brothers that the two youngest should take the teams and entire stock cattle and horses and move them to Southwestern Illinois to winter and to have them on early in the spring of 1&55 This was done at very considerable expense and with some loss of stock to' John Jr some of his best stock having been stolen on the way ' "The wintering of the animals was attended with great expense and with no little suffering to the two youngest brothers one of whom Owen being to some extent a cripple from childhood by an inju ry of the right arm and Frederick though a very stout man was subject to periodical sickness tor many years attended with insanity ' It has been publicly stated that he was idiotic— nothing could be more false He had subjected himself to a most dreadful surgical operation but a short time before starting for fvansaa which nad well nigh cost him his life and was but just through with his confinement when he started on his journey pale and weak They were obliged to husk corn all win ter out of doors in order to obtain fodder for their animals- ''Solomon Brown a very strong minor son of the family 1$ years of age was sent forward early in isoo to assist tne two last named and all three ar rived in Kansas early in the spring During this slow journey with their stock across the entire width of Missouri they heard much from her people of the stores of wrath and vengeance which were then and there gathering for the free State men and Abolitionists gone or going to Kansas and were themselves often admonisnrd in no very mild language to stop before it should be too late After describing the arrival in Kansas with but little means the elder Brown determined to join his children He had been some what accustomed to border life for over fifty years was on the frontier throughout the entire war with England and had been for' thirty-six years practicing surveyor With the exposure pri vations hardships and -wants of pioneer life he was familiar and thought he could benefit his children and the new beginners from the older parts of the country and help them to shift and contrive ia their new home A portion of the manuscript was lost on which began a history of the beginning of the troubles of the Brown family in Kansas He went on to speak of the border rut- : nans and of the capture of two of his sons and the ouruing of their house j 1 be two other brothers were sick one of them extremely sick — the other: perfectly insane while a third was dreadfully I wounded (wound supposed to be mortal) and lying with the husband of his sister the father ia the meantime hunted like a wolL Owinsr to the has-1 tile attitude of the people of Missouri and their treatment of Free State men and companies oa the nver it was decided that the vounsrer sons of old Brown should make their way overland through Missouri to Kansas all the way from Chioago" 1 ne nisiary was ot considerable lensth but does not- further possess special interest - -- ---- Among the papers found were the following : - LSTTEB FROM GERRIT SMITH TO CAPT- JOHN BJtOWN " t tcrboTa JilK 4 !59 rmnt Tnkn Ki-n-um I My dear friend:— I wrote you a week ago direc-ing my letter to care of Mr Kearney He remied informing me that he had forwarded the letter to Washington But as Mr Morton received last evening a letter from Mr Sanborn saving you address does not pay it- What a noble man is Ms Kearney ! How liberally he has contributed to keep you in your Kansas work ? your friend ' v GERRIT SMITH" On the back of this letter is endorsed— "Gerritt Smith answered June 17th and enclosed E- IA Whitman's note aad H Tubman's receipt" t-ETTKB FR03C CHARLES BLAItt ' CoUinsville Const- June 10 1359— Friend Brown:— Your favor of the 7th inst was duly rep ceived with the draft oa New York for $300 f have made arrangements to have the goods finishes ftru as nossible The onlv man I could think of in this vicinity who is ia a situation to do it have agreed with-S! But he would not agree to gef ihm all ant in less tine than eicht weeks Pe haps he can finish up one-half the number soon 4" you desire it out ne a jwsiHuiy agsmra hi anty them all out ia eight weeks I find that some of the bundles have come up missing and I shall not bf able to anas ant more loan aoeut waw ioasuue ing the delay and the extra trouble I am to be at think you wm he s&uanea wna mat nuinoer I could" have furnished theut when 1 bad them I"- - ' : aw- der wit for much less than I can aow w ismn you peace and prosperity I remain yours truly There was also found the following receipt: " I "Received" Collinsville June 4th 1850 of Joh Brown on contract of 1857 one hundred and firt dollars CHARLES BLAIR' A" WATTLES TO CAPT JOHN BROWN- "Monet K Marc 29 '59— Dear Friend Your favor of the 10th instant was received 1£ evening We were gratified to hear from year d your success We have followed yea with anxious hearts from noint to point oa your perilous journey Be pleased to let us hear from you from time to time as you have opportunity We are all well aad have been neither frightened nor hurt thooirh in constant oeril of assassination or arrest The pro-slavery party has defeated itself more by their own stupidity wan our smartness wo voio oa iae county seat in June Send all toe abolitionists you can Please continue that writingyou began at my bouse I am a member of the Historical Socie ty of Kansas and am appointed on the department of biography Please make a note of this and set accordingly Yours truly A WATTLES "P S — Dr Weaver killed himself I presume you have heard while bringing in guns from Mis souri to murder ma aeigaours win f i nrovidential interference for our protection I have no doubt" LETTER FROM O S TO CAPT BROWN JR CAambersburg Pa September 9th 1S59— J3w Brother Outer ana eticrs- All u weu wun us a present our prospecting appears to le favorable and some of us will find employment in a few days Tidd is here God speed you " Your brother O S" " LETTER FROM FRED TXKJGLASS J ATu near Cant Brown : I am verv busy at home Will you please come up with my son Fred and take a mouthful with me ? In haste yours truly December 7 FRED DOUGLASS LETTER FROM sf R PSLANKY TO J H JXA&L J Amonsr the Danera was found a letter dated : at Chatham- Canada Ausrust 16th one or two para srranhs of which are of interest Delanev says: "I having been anxious looking and expecting to see something of uncle's movements but as yet have seen nothing the letter front you being the first intimation of his whereabouts since he wrote me I'lease send me any paper that may mention your doings Alt are in good spirits here hoping and Waiting for the good time coming" v: The letter fell into the hands of Tidd who open edit and appended to it— "f riend ftasru seeing : a letter for you from Canada and knowing that: a letter from there would relate to business I took the liberty to peruse it I know you will not think hard- TIDD-- Besides the above were-several letter sheets of manuscript so closely written as to be almost illegible but it was a sort of scriptural writing a poetical effusion by W H Beeman one of the insur gents and several papers which were taken oy Gov Wise and which are mentioned under the telegraphic head A manual of guerilla warfare with instructions to use the lance so many of which were found was carefully preserved The Independent Grays were most hospitably entertained at tee houses of Messrs Shu bridge and Albert Beale who reside on the mountain near the town would be your son's home viz: West Andover I therefore write you without delav and diract mv letter to your son I have done what I could thus far for Kansas and what I could m tn vou at your Kansas work Losses bv rmlnnvmMi and otherwise have brought me under heavy embarrass- i i menis me last iw years out i must nevertheless continue to do ia order to keep you at your Kansas work I send you herewith my draft for £200 Let me bear from you oa the receipt of this letter You live ia our ' hearts and our prayer to God is that you may have strength to continue in your Kansas work My wife joins me ia afiectionate regard to you dear John whom- we both hold ia very high esteem " I suppose you put the Whitman note into Mr Kearney's hands : It will be a great shame if Wiut- Illgbly Important— The Statement ot "Old nrowsc The Investigation of the Plot — Most Astouiidin Developments — An Organized Plot to Overthrew the tederal Oovernment of the U fitted atates The Hon Henry A Wise Governor of Virginia has established his quarters in the hotel at Harper's Ferry and is extending his investigation of the insurrection in every direction Witnesses were being hourly -brought before him and the most alarming proof of a formidable plot was being gradually traced out Parties of scouts on horse back and accompanied by hounds had gone to the mountains in search of others of the -implicated parties and for the purpose of re-capturing any parties of slaves that might be found making their way into the tree states T he Governor is aided in his investigations by District1 Attorney Ould of Washington who has prepared the papers necessary for the commitment to jaii of those of the insurgents captured X he following is the only correct list of the insurgents killed and captured both black and white with their nativity and places of residence: ' LIST OF THE INSURGENTS Whites— General John Brown Oliver Brown and Walter Brown of New York: Aaron C " Ste vens Connecticut Ldwm voppee Iowa Albert UasiaU i'easvlvm -w )HsBv4jeenMiuTdainr John lj uook (not arrested) and Samuel tayior Connecticut Charles P Tidd Maine William Thompson and Dolph Thompson New York John Kaigle Ohio (brought up in Virginia) Jerry An derson Indiana Tvegros — Dangerford Newbry Ohio formerly of Virginia u if Anderson Pennsylvania tm- perorj'IJew York formerly of South Carolina Lewis Leary and Copeland Oberlin Ohio formerly of V irginia Old Gen Ussawattomie Brown and Aaron Stevens are still alive They lie in their beds guarded and none but the surgeons and attendants are allowed to enter the rooms Brown has nine wounds and Stevens three wounds on his person Edward Coppee is unhurt and with the negro Copeland was yesterday taken to the jail at Charles town Va Emperor also negro ia in chains at Harper's Ferry These five are the miserable remnants of the fa natical band " THE GOVERNOR'S INTERVIEW WITH OLD BROWN Yesterday morning Gov Wise accompanied by District Attorney Ould and several others visited this remarkably man in his bed-room Brown was propped up in his bed evidently suffering great pain from his numerous wounds but with his mind collected and looking calmly about him now and then giving veht to a groan The Governor after Questioning htm several times got him into a talka tive mood and he voluntarily made the following important disclosures : ' 'I rented the 'Kennedy Farm' from Dr Kennedy of Sharpsburg Washington county Md and named it after him Here I ordered to be sent from the East all things! required for my undertaking The boxes were double so no one could suspect the contents of them even the carters engaged in hauling them up from the wharf All boxes and packages were directed to John Smith & Son I never had more than twenty-two men about the place but I had it so arranged that I could arm at anytime 1500 men with the following arms: 200 Sharpe's rifles 200 Maynard's revolvers 1000" spears and tomahawks I would have armed the whites with the rifles and pistols and the blacks with the spears they not being sufficiently familiar with the other arms "I had plenty of fixed ammunition and enough provisions and had a good right to expect the aid of from 2000 to 5000 men at any time I wanted— Help was promised me from Maryland Jventucky North and South Carolina Virginia and Canada The blow was struck a little too soon 5 The passing of the train (Phelps on Sunday night) did the work against us that killed us l should not have let it pass But I only regret I have failed in my designs but I have no apologies to make or con cessions to ask now Had we succeeded when our arms and funds were exhausted by an in creasing army contributions would have been levied on the slovebolders and their property appropriated to defray expenses and carry on the war of freedom Had I known government money was in the safe here I would have appropriated it Old Brown here appeared quite exhausted and leaned back in his bed looking calmly around Gov Wise told him he had better be preparing for death to which Brown responded that he (the Governor though he might live fifteen years would have a good deal to answer for at last and had better be preparing now too INCIDENTS - Mr Lewis Washington one of the hostages captured by Capt Brown but subsequently safely rescued is said to be a lineal descendant of Gen Geo Washington - Mr Faulkner late member of Congress from the Marti nsburg District it is stated behaved with great gallantry on the occasion as indeed did most of the leading men of both parties in the neighborhood Mr Washington's watch and money was taken from him by the insurgents but subsequently returned to him THE KILLED Fontaine Beckham Esq the rail road agent who was killed held that position since the opening of the road more than twenty-five years ago had been a magistrate in Jefierson for even a longer period and was at one time sheriff of the county Mr Turner who was shot by the rioters was it is stated a relative of Captain Thomas Turner of the U S Navy He was a gentleman of learning influence and great public spirit having been edu cated at West Point He resided on his farm ia the vicinity of the disturbance COXSEXTS OF THE PRESS ON THE INSURRECTION A leading anti-slavery man of Philadelphia writes to the Press that more than a year ago a man fresh from a participation in the anti-slavery or "free dom"5 troubles in Kansas called upon him and in formed aim -that he was now ready it an opportunity would offer to draw his sword in the same behalf :ia the mountains of Virginia or in the swamps of South Carolina' and further remarked that John Brown of Ossawattomie had eome home burning under a sense of the wrongs he and his countrymen suffered in Kansas at the hands of the slaveholders and was determined to make reprisals He wanted to organize a band to go South establish himself in the mountains and inaugurate a species of guerilla warfare for the liberation of slavery? The writer goes on to say he discouraged the proposed movement and then adds: - But soon after this I heard from another source that John Brown -was still meditating a descent oa the slaveholders and was only waiting to find coad jutors- And about six weeks ago a tugmy respect able gentle man just returned trom jo reign travel stopped i this city aad in the course of a conversation I had with him dropped expressions imply iug his knowledge of Brown's intentions and what surprised me most of his approval of them Ascertaining my sentiments oa the subject he did not make me a confident and not anticipating any serious result nor any immediate result of any kind I made no particular inquiries" Smiths from Harper's Perry T Tsvlejrranaw I Remmrd Offered for Capt Cscvt— More Arms and Axeovtremenxs Setaed— Important JUettert froi headsng Abolitionists tc - - Horner' e perry October 19k— Gov Wise has efieru ! ed 810UU reward for the arrest of Capt Cook who is supposed to be ia the mountains with a number of negros The mountains are being scoured to day by armed men in search of the fugitive He is supposed to be concealed in a cave in the nous tains about n ve miles trom the terry After the train left yesterday afternoon a der tacnmentot marines with a number of volunteers were sent to the farm house of Capt Brown to search it They returned about 6 o'clock in the evening with a wagon loaded with several hundred pikes or spears two boxes of Sharp's rifles tents blankets boots and shoes clothing &c and other equipments for the enterprise The articles previ ously brought in by the Independent Grays werft from the school-bouse and not from the farm of Capt Brown as at first supposed : The most valuable article brousht ia bv the Ma- rines however was a carpet bag filled with documents and letters connected with the expedition They were taken possession of bv Governor Wise and many of them read in public last night Among tne most important are : A letter from Gerrett Smith the Abolition Presi- dential candidate containing some financial statements and enclosing a draft for $100 endorsed bv - f - tne casuier vi a new loric tsanK - A letter from Frederick Douglass enclosing $10 note contributed by a lady for the good of the cause -r Several letters from Henry Smith and John Smith prominent northern abolitionists A number ot letters from different parts of Co necticut- Frinted pamphlets of the constitution of the pro visional government to pe established bv CaDt Brown It was said these letters would implicate a num ber of prominent abolitionists at the - North and West as being cognizant ol and favonngthe project There were letters of introduction to CaDtain Brown presented to him by Aaron Stevens one of the insurgents in which he was commended to him as worth a dozen ordinary men in a fight The writers of these letters stated that they had engaged him to join the expedition' which he had agreed to do on condition that tbey would give his wife who lives in Missouri $iuu to support bis family during the winter pay some small debts for him and pay his traveling expenses to Harper's Ferry These documents are very important and inter esting and will attract great attention throughout the country' "" The prisoners are still in the possession of the United States authorities and District Attorney Ould arrived here this evening from Washington directed by the President to investigate the claim made by Governor Wise to deliver them up to the authorities of Virginia Gov Wise claims them as murderers whilst the claim of the government on them is for a minor onence The Independent Grays having captured the boxes of Sharpe's rifles were each presented with one by order of Colonel Ljee X hey are beautiful arms entirely new just as they were forwarded trom the Massachusetts armory Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun Exettlnar Renorii from Sandy Hook Removal of the Prisoners to Charlestoum — Return of toe Marines — JJeatn of Private Qntnn — Alarming Harper s Perry Uctober l Jr M — The insur gent prisoners have all been taken to Charlestown Jail under guard of the Marines Gov Wise accompanied the party The Marines have- since returned and with Col Lee leave to-night for Washington Col Craig of the Ordnance depart ment remains in charge of the Armory The su perintendent Mr Barbour who has been absent for some time has just returned to this place The sending of the prisoners to Charlestown is believed to be a concession to the views of Gov Wise who claims to try them by the laws of Vir ginia - Frivate Ouinn of the United States marines died last night and has been buried About s o clock there was a general alarm A man crossed the bridge on horseback stating that murder was being committed at Sandy Hook that the Abolitionists had possession of the place It is eviaenuy a iaise aiarm J he alarm was given by Mr Jesse Moore a re spectable person living at Pleasant Valley who says he saw the firing and heard the screams of people Five residents of Sandy Hook have just arrived here obtained arms and returned The report is that Cook's party are murdering slaveholders within a few mites of Sandy Hook It is undoubtedly a false alarm W tseama Special Utspatcn to tne Halumore Sun GREAT ALARM AT SANDY HOOK Harper's Ferry October 19 10 PM — The women and children from Sandy Hook are arriving here in great alarm The Jefferson Guards arrived here to to-day and by order of Gov Wise will remain here 1 he alarm from bandy Hook is now stated to be false W THIRD DISPATCH DEPARTURE OF TROOPS FOR SANDY HOOK — GENERAL ALARM MORE TROOPS CALLED FOR Harper's Ferry October 19 11 P M—Col Lee of the army and thirty marines have left for Sandy Hook and Pleasant Valley They will not leave for Washington to-night as first ordered A com pany of twenty-hve armed citizens have also left for Pleasant Valley under the command of Lieut Edwin Lee of Jefferson Mr Moore insists that the family of Mr Garretts a planter living three miles from Sandy Hook have been attacked J-iieut irhiuips ot lialtimore accompanies JUee s command Families of men women and children continue to arrive here from the surrounding country hav ing been greatly frightened superintendent Jtsarbour has just telegraphed the Secretary of War to furnish him a troop of horse W - POURTH DISPATCH - THE ALARM ENTIRELY FALSE Harper's Ferry October '20 1 odocJt A M — Col Lee with the United States marines has just returned from Mr Garrett's and reports that the alarm was entirely false W - WHAT THE PRESS SAYS In Relation to theViiinia InsarTection " give below comments taken from different journals North and South in relation to the late insane attempt at civil war in Virginia From them our readers will draw their own jwinclusions : IFrmn the Bkkmond Wktg It will thus be seen that there was a widespread deliberately planned and most diabolic con spiracy on the part of these Northern Abolitionists against the peace aad safety of the slfveholding States That hundreds and perhaps thousands were engaged in it is evident from the fact that so large a quantity of arms were found ia their possession which it required a considerable sum of money to purc hase — and which sum must have been raised by the voluntary contributions of the Abolitionists throughout the Northern States What perplexed us so much at the time of writing our article in yesterday's issue has now been made perfectly clear— that is the fact of the insurgents actually engaged at the Ferry hailing from so many different Northern Slates It is accounted for by the development that the affair was a regular Abolition conspiracy extending throughout the North and embracing a body of twelve or fifteen hundred men who were pledged to active personal participation in the invasion and how many others who only rendered --aid and comfort to the enterprise we have no means of knowing' Never was there a more cruel heartless and foolish conspiracy concocted on earth But it only proves the u tter blindness and recklessness of Abolition fanaticism and the necessity of con stant vigilance on the part of the Southern people It demonstrates the necessity too of the Northern people in a body and with one voice putting down and "crushing out" such miserable incendiary Abolition wretches as Gid dings Garrison Fred Douglass Wendell Philips Seward Wilson and Sumner These are all schemers and conspirators against the lives and property of the Southern people and the peace of the Union And if the Union is to last and civil war averted the masses of the Northern people xaust rise ia the might of justice and patriotism and devotion to the public safety and set their seal of eternal condemnation upon these bold bad men and their dangerous incendiary counsels If they do not and that promptly the Harper's Ferry conspiracy will constitute the begtnnig of an "irre pressible conflict ' between the North aad South which can only end in an utter destruction of the Federal Government and in ooeansof fraternal blood -' f ' Should this Harper's Ferry consniracv not have the effect of opening the eyes of the masses of the Northern people to the practical tendencies and enormities of Abolitionism and should it fail ot in ducing them to repudiate the whole tribe of Abolition leaders and agitators in their midst we shall then despair of the Republic and look: for long years of civil war with all its calamitous and indescribable consequences But as we said on yesterday we believe that the great body of the Northern people look upon these Abolition conspiracies with almost as much horror as we do and will do all in their power to suppress them and to bring their instigators and abettors to summary punishment We shall therefore look to the action of the Northern people in reference to the incendiary pro ceedings at Harper's Ferry with no little anxiety Let them assemble in every town village county and neighborhood in the Northern States and unite before the country and the world in bold and manly denunciation of the Abolition faction and their incendiary doctrines aims and projects Let them thus publicly and formally arraign these disturbers and invaders of the domestie peace of the South wrongs in Kansas The popular justificatory rea soning of lfrown is set forth in the journal we refer to XMext we are told that the Abolitionists of the North have current means of communication with the slaves South by pictures or otherwise and that such insurrections must be expected in the state of society ooutn t - This article is all ia bad spirit and under the cir cumstances of cruel taste — but exhibits the feel ings wishes and aspirations of a very large num ber of the Republican Journals in the North i es pecially those from the Democratic Party who are daily doing all they can to start and invigorate that "irrepressible conflict"— of which we have here the fatal fruits The "conflict" of course comes when large numbers of men are daily at work' for it-— nd "the conflict" is intended to come but we hope and trust that this finale so fatal for the hero Brown will be a lesson to others starting in i the Rochester programme i An error of the Republican Journal we refer to and it is a common error lies in supposing that Southern society as now organized is in any more peril than Northern society or that human life ia more unsaie on the banks of the Shenandoah than on the banks of the Hndsoa Fanatics like Brown of course can stir up insurrections but the safety of bte ia any part of Virginia can he secured for a much less premium than here in New York city We average here ia New York the murder or maim of about one man daily — and there is nothing ike such loss of life in auy part of Virginia We are all the while more or Ws in peril from insurrections — and the recent affair on Bcrsren Heights is quite as bad as the Virgiuia alihir-iii all but the "steve" concomitant j The sympathy which is expressed for Brown! is if we recollect bis history aright "much misplaced" He was a man of blood in Kansas— one of the Kill-ems that the Rev Mr Beecher so facetiously spoke of ia the New Haven Rifle Church— and if any of his were killed in Kansas he was a Ktll-em trying to do the same thing to others We have no doubt that Kill-cm speeches in Rifle Churches had made a mad man of him or else he would not have been in this Harper's Ferry double crime and folly — but those who made him mad were they who in the Kansas excitement supplied the rides for the churches As long as the Northern Press is kent insurrectionary Of course there will be Browns in Kansas and Virginia to be sacrificed— but this prompt suppression — this rush of the white popu lation to stop servile war ought to teach all irre pressible conflict men of the crime and folly of their malignant work tably overwhelm its authors and abettors ia irretrievable ruin and an infamous death They have however wrought their minds to-this pitch of frenzy and they have reaped or will reap the fruits of their insane attempt Let their fate admonish others to desist from similar attempts Gerrit Smith the leader of this sect of atrocious fanatics a man whose immense wealth gives him a powerful influence-over them in one of his letters published a month or two agoj speaks of the folly of attempting " to strike the shackles off the slaves" by the force of moral sua-sion or legal agitation and predicts "that the next movement made in the direction of negro emancipation would be an insurrection in the South" l erhaps this is the first attempt to verify his prediction ' - r J f ? Bot yet informed as to the number of this hopeful gang who fled to the mountains or the number of negros they had with them but as several companies of cavalry were sent ia pursuit and their way has been beset by thousands of volunteers and militia we can scarcely doubt that they will be intercepted and most if not all of them captured - From tlte Richmond Dispatch The Harper's Ferry Insurrection The demonstration at Harper's Ferry turns out to have been a miserably weak and contemptible affair We do not remember a case in which there was so great an amount of exaggeration Among the early telegraphic messages was one giving an account of an interview one the rail road officials had with Capt Brown then styled Smith in which the said official said he saw some three hundred whites and five hundred" blacks! Other accounts put the number of the insurgents up among the hundreds the plain simple troth reduces them to less than thirty ! Only one white man Cook! is known to have escaped and toe is represented as having gone off with a large number of blacks to wards 1'ennsylvania yet he has not been seen with any such followers in that quarter nor do we learn that any large number of slaves are missed by the people of the vicinity it really does not appear from any evidence that more than a very few ne- gros were with the insurgents and it is stated that they were forced to join them This is a fact wor thy of particular notice lhe plan may have been deliberately concocted— and commend them to the scorn and indignation of 1 nare Deea "tensive-outii aea miseraDiy naticism and ignorance must we feara that a considerable amount of correspondence has been Three Days Later from California — St Louis October IS— The Overland California mail from San Francisco on the 26th ult has arrived The Pacific Rail Road Convention had adopted resolutions favoring a central route and appointed committees to mature plans to be recommended to the State Legislature and Congress The conven tion had adjourned to meet at Sacramento in Jan uary ' A small steamer capable of ascending the Amoor river 2000 miles had been launched at Nicolauski by a company of Americans who have the privilege of navigating the river lhe Kussian olticials show the greatest favor to American enterprises and encourages the immi gration of American mechanics ' The barque Militia was lost in the Amoor river on the 22d of June The vessel and cargo were insured at Boston Judge Terry had been placed under $10000 bail The schooner Lewis Perry had arrived at San Francisco from the Amoor river with Russian Asia advices to the 12th of August - The Sacramento correspondent of the San Fran cisco Bulletin says a project is on foot among the Itepublicans to exclude Messrs scott and Jtsurch the Congressmen elect from the ' House of Repre sentatives on the ground that the ualilorma legis lature neglected to district the State as required by Congress or to comply with the constitution wtucn provides that representatives shall be elected every two years JN early the whole town of Monte vhristo was de stroyed by hre on the 19th ult lhe loss amounted to $92000 Another large fire occurred at Diamond Springs involving a loss oi $40uuo Sixty of the Jritt river Indians were killed by party of citizens ot PM river valley - Ihey design to keep volunteers in the field until the Indians are exterminated Business at San Francisco continued dull and the quotations were nominal Company "J and their Trophies — lhis was the only volunteer company from Richmond that went in the lull sense of the term to 'the seat ot War They returned last afternoon by the train aad were greeted with eclat as heros ot the pro gressive times ever ready to defend old Virginia Although they had no great opportunity given them to smell active powder still tbey had ail the mettle in them "to face the music" They bring home some samples of the arms supplied from the funds ot fanatics to the abolition party that thus tried to make a filibuster movement in the Old Do minion Besides a good soppily of Minnie rifles dirks and revolvers there was a kind of pike intro duced for the especial use of corps of "niggers" that did not understand the use of the musket This weapon was a sort of a bowie knife blade twelve inches long well fastened into a hickory staff some six feet long and altogether a very dangerous wea pon in the hands ot fellows like infatuated negros who went in for pushing ahead lhat an immense sum of Abolition fools money has been spent by the sharpers under the power of "Capt Ussawattomie iJrown" nobody doubts yet it only Shows how absurdly stupid an ignorant race of monomaniacs are on some questions when upon others they are as smart as Gerrit Smith's steel traps — Richmond Enquirer Hog Martet—We have been informed by a gen tleman of our town who has just returned from a trip to Tennessee whither he went for the purpose of buying hogs to drive this season that the mar ket prices there are very high : He says that many drovers he met who have been engaged for a number of years ia the business are disposed to remain entirely out of the market this time The reason tor the high prices anticipated is to be lound in the fact that so many hogs have died this summer from the cholera which has raged with unusual severity among them It is said that the same is true ot Kentucky and no better state of things may be expected from that quarter ' In consequence of these facts those among us who are depending upon buying hogs may prepare to pay higher figures than for several years past — -Anderson Gavrtte Fairheld Race — Second Dam — This was a highly exciting race and a pile of money changed hands as the lowest horses in the pool came out best in the race - It was for the Proprietor's Purse $200 two mile heats The following is the result: F M Hall g g One-Eyed Joe aged' by Prince George dam the dam of Regis- " ' ster I 2 1 P C Bush ch £ Glencona 4 years old by imp Glencoedatn by imp Envoy 3 1 O P Hare b C Gold Leaf by Trojan dam ' " Gold Pin Z 3 3 D McDaniel b h Don Juan 6 years old - by imp Olencoe out ot Dutchess by Wagner 4 4 4 Time— 3:52 3:504 3:53 The race to-day is between Planet and John L The former is the favorite — Richmond Enquirer 20th inst Hon W C- Preston — We are pleased to leant that tbis distinguished gentleman is aow on a visit to bis friend Gen Waddy Ihompson where he has been almost a week It is refreshing in this world of deceptions and pretensions to find an instance of pure and disinterested friendship We have one in the history of theae two distinguished men of a friendship contracted if we mists ke not when they were room-mates at college and which has continued to increase with their increasing years Greenvue Patriot Death of Gen Peter Stryker of Nenr Jersey— SomerviOe JV J October 19— Gen Peter J Stryker died this morning at the age of atnety-four years He held the office of Major-irenerai oi tne xmru Division of the New Jersey Militia and had served in the State Legislature during several terms Gen Stryker was the oldest military officer is commis- ssoo ia the State - He was a wagon-boy in the Revolution -under General Wayne His funeral will take place oa Friday morning honest men and patriots throughout the length and breadth of the land Let them do this and thus show to the people of the South that the great body of the citizens of the North of all parties and per suasions have no sympathy with these Abolition incendiaries and will in no manner tolerate either their diabolic teachings or their diabolic conspiracies X he arrest and punishment of all the persons in any way engaged in the recent affair at Harper's Ferry is the first and highest duty of our State and Federal Government No matter who these persons are or where they may live all the powers of Federal Government and the Government of Vir ginia should beemployed in bringing them to speedy justice If there is evidence showing the complicity of Gidding or Douglass or Thayer or any other person m this affair let them be arrested tried and convicted and punished As to the prisoners who were caught in the act let them be hung and that forthwith There should be no temporising and no piddling on the part either of the President or Gov Wise These insurgents are nothing more nor less than pirates and murderers entitled to none of the courteries of war nor the clemencies of law Im mediate shooting or hanging without trial is the punishment they merit and the only punishment which will have the desired effect either at the North or the South In regard to such offenders the just and safe principal is — "hang them first and try them afterwards !" t A Jurisdiction Question — The telegraph informs us that a questionof jurisdiction has arisen between the Federal Government and the State of Virginia growing out of the treasonable and murderous Abolition proceedings at Harper's Ferry We know but little as to the actual law of the case but it seems to us that the Governor could and should solve this jurisdiction question by having these Abolition incendiaries hung or shot forthwith Nothing but the most severe and summary measures suit the emergency Our suggestion to the Governor is— put to immediate death all the white vil lains engaged in the Harper's Ferry affair and dispose of the question of jurisdiction afterwards f From the New York Evening Post The Harper's I"erry War Rumors which are current among the free blacks of this city represent that this outbreak was only a premature explosion of a more general conspiracy It is alleged that a rising all over' the States of Maryland and Virginia was contemplated that the 24th of October was the day appointed for the attempt and that the seizure of the Arsenal was to be the signal to the insurgents The taking of the Arsenal in anticipation of the day whereby the conflict has been precipitated before the slaves were ready for it is supposed to be a mistake of some one entrusted by the leaders with the execution of that part of the plot Whether there is any foundation for these rumors or whether they are mere inventions got up after the event to stimulate pub lic curiosity we cannot say The stones connecting the name of "old Brown of Ossawattamie" as he is called with the leadership of this fanatical enterprise are we are induced to think well-founded and in that event the whole affair maybe regarded as a late fruit of the violence which the slave holders introduced into Kansas Brown was one of the early settlers in that new territory he was a conspicuous object of persecution all through the troubles his property was destroyed he and his family were cruelly treated on several occasions three or four of his sons were killed by Southern desperados and these many exasperations drove him to madness He has not been regarded since as we are told as a perfectly sane man He has been known to vow vengeance against the whole class of slaveholders for the outrages perpetrated by their representatives in Kansas and this insurrection if he is at the head of it is the manner in which he gluts his resentments Frenzied by the remembrance of his wrongs his whole nature turned into gall by the bitter hatreds stirred up in Kansas and reckless of consequences he has plunged into the work of blood Passion does not reason but if Brown reasoned and desired to give a public motive to his personal rancors he probably said to himself that " the slave-drivers had tried to put down freedom in Kansas by force of arms and he would try to put down slavery in Virginia by the - same means' Thus the bloody' instructions which they taught return to plague the inventors They gave for the first time in the history of the United States an example of the resort to arms to carry out political schemes and dreadful as the retaliation is which Brown has initiated must take their share of the responsibility They must remember that they accustomed men in their Kansas forays to the idea of using arms against political opponents that by their crimes and outrages they drove hundreds to madness and that the feelings of bitterness and revenge thus generated have since rankled in the heart Brown has made himself an organ of these in a fearfully significant way ' - No one can think of the possible results of an outbreak of this kind should it become general without shuddering without calling up to his im agination the most terrible scenes of incendiarism carnage and rape - Ia aearly all the Southern States the negros greatly preponderate in number: many of them it is true are too ignorant aad stupid to take any effective part in an insurrection others too are profoundly attached to their masters or their families but these excepted there - are yet thousands able and willing to strike for their emancipation It has been impossible to keep them in entire ignorance of the blessings of freedom aad of the possibility of attaining it by force of arms the fugitive slaves of the North have found means of communicating with their old comrades the Abolitionists have spoken to them by pictures if sot by language Democratic orators hava told them falsely that the entire North was engaged ia a crusade against the South for the sake of the slaves and as servants in the cities they have heard the talk of the parlor aad the bar-rooms and in innumerable other ways have been made to think and to desire When the hour comes therefore they will not be found either so incapable or so docile as the slaveholders seem to suppose But what a condition of society Is that in which one-half the population constantly menaces the other half with civil war and murder — in which the leading classes go to sleep every night carelessly it may be ever the crater of a volcano— and ia which the dangers do not lessen as ia other societies with time but grow with its growth until an explosion becomes as inevitable as the irruptions of JEln or Vesuvius! What a condition of society to be extended over the virgin territories of the West the seat of our future empire and for which politicians should clamor and sear their conscience and desperados should fight ! How insane the policy which would recruit and extend this form of social existence even while it is becoming uamanagable as it is ! Open the gates to the slave trade cry the Southerners who are as great fanatics as Brown tap the copious resources of Africa let new millions of blacks be added to the enormous number that now cultivate our fields let the alarming disproportion between them and the whites be increased — it is a blessed institution and we cannot have too much of it! - But while they speak the tocsin sounds the blacks are is arms their houses are in names their wives and children driven into exile pf killed and furious servile war attetches its horrors ove years That Is the blessed instrtntioa yo ask me to foster and spread and worship aad for the sake of which you even spout your impotent uu-cats agaiuis mv grana edifice of the Union! In reply to the above precious document the New York Express says: t The InsurraeUon— It JKeuaUnga We have copied from an evening Republican paper what may be considered the Republican view of this bloody insurrection at Harper's Ferry The journal in question thinks this outbreak but the premature explosion of a more general conspiracy and that a general rising of slaves was organized but that the taking of the United States Arsenal before October 24 has caused its failure at least so think the free blacks cf this city who seem to know all "a hour ft Then Ossawatamie Brown is ha!f-ia-haif justified— certainly excused— and pictured as only the frenzied avenger of his found on the bodies of the insurgents and in the farm house rented by Brown but the extent of its development is not stated Gerrit Smith is said to figure among the correspondents and this will sur prise a great many people who had considered Gerrit an honest man and opposed to any violent means of carrying out his fanatical ideas The New York Herald however calls attention now to a letter from him published a short time since in which he said the next movement in behalf of the slave would be an insurrection and it pertinently in quires "Is this the first act in the programme i" 1 Brown seems to have been most sanguine of success He had prepared for business on a large scale He assumed the pompous title of "Comman der-in-Chief of the I'rovisional Government and in that name issued commissions A numher of these in blank were found Governor Wise we learn has possession of a large amount of the cor respondence of Brown and his party Among oth er things is a Constitution of the new political community this poor devil expected to organize A considerable amount of arms were found consisting of rifles and a sharp-polished spear furnish ed by the Abolitionists and Freedom Shriekers of the North wherewith to perform the bloody work planned by the devils incarnate But : the slaves in whose hands the spears were to be placed came not Some of these spears were brought here as trophies yesterday by members of Company F t How such a miserable knot of beings could frighten the inhabitants of such a town as Harper's Ferry and take possession of the Armory there- how they could rule the locality stop the trains of the rail road and maintain a reign of terror even for twenty-four hours is passing strange f There are but three prisoners besides Ossawatta mie Brown who is so badly wounded that his reco very is doubtful lhese will all be properly dis- osed ot by banging we suppose 1 bey certainly etHMMd e' -- i These poor creatures had no doubt the counte nance and encouragement ol leading Northern Abolitionists and they derived no little incitement from that Northern party agitation which stigma tizes daily and hourly as odious and abominable that institution of the South which they sought to assail 1 From the Kcte York Day Book The Outbreak at Harper's Perry It is probable that some negro stealers were trying to run off a lot of negros and haying been balked in their career plunged at once into open revolt Maryland Delaware and the northern part of Virginia swarm with the emissaries of the Abo litionists who are paid by the Anti-Slavery Socie ties of London and of this city We have reason to believe that there is a regularly organized society in this city of negro stealers and that it includes many clergymen and laymen and that even not a few busi ness men contrto ute to jtu us treasury w hat is more we have the names of some of the individuals reported to be engaged in this criminal business It would startle our community to believe that men boasting of piety and religion could be so deluded as to steal negros from their masters and instigate them to murder rapine bloodshed and every hor rible crime in the decalogue Cut so it verily is Gerrit Smith not long since ominously declared that the next move against "slavery" would not be by moral suasion but by open insurrection and doubtless he knew of what he spoke This toot tallies with the information said to have been re ceived by Secretary Floyd to the effect that an out break planned by the Abolitionists would take place just where it has occurred about the middle ol Uctober Then too how significant is the fact that white men engaged in this affair are led by that old tras tor Brown of Kansas! It scarcely leaves a chance for doubt that the aiders and abettors of this open assault upon the peace and safety of the South are base and mercenary Northern men induced by the money and rewards ot the cowardly Abolitionists to involve the country in all the horrors of civil war-They are the disunionists of the North so long bent on their diabolical plot ot overturning the Union and erecting a Northern Republic with Wil liam H Seward fonts bead We believe there are thousands of "Republicans" who are blindly follow- ing this party entirely unconscious ot its designs Read the opinions and sentiments of its leaders which we publish to-day and tell us whether the outbreak at Harper's Ferry has not been directly owing to the teachings of such men as William H Seward Horace (ireeiey Joshua Jtu (biddings and other "Republican" leaders ? Is it not time for conservative patriotic men to stop and think I j From the Norfolk Arout John Brown ' The recent commencement of the "irrepressible conflict" of Seward Be Coat-Harper's Ferry under the auspices ot its proto-martyr John crown has made the latter individual more of a hero than ever As public attention has been particularly drawn tot wards JUrown a few reminiscences of bis former exploints will be interesting items of consideration We are indebted to his old pro-slavery antagonist Capt H Clay Fate for the following facts iu his tawless career i t Brown is nearly seventy years old He comi manded at "Black Jack" tvansas Territory June Aa lesoo when he treacherously took Capt Pate prisoner though a flag of truce was waving over Capt P's head - i He was defeated at Ossawatamie 3d September 1S56 by Captain Reid's command After that he beaded a band of horse thieves adoui me 2iia june tsuo jurown and his sons assassinated five men in the night on Pottowottoml creek (three Doyles — father and two sons— Wm Shermon and Wilkinson a member of the Legislature) at their homes all pro slavery but unoffend ing cutzons - j Last Spring Brown made an "irrepressible" foray into Missouri and carried away seventeen negros ue was accompanied by ur Hay who was caught and recently escaped from jail at St Joseph Brown landed his negros safely ia Canada and got his reward from the abolition societies Brown has been a good deal in the South It is said that he is the last survivor of "Murrell's" celebrated gang of counterfeiters - He had eleven sons - Who all shared in his enterprises He has always heretofore escaped unhurt ' In his principles he always professed to be "fop war" and to be a strict disciple of the "irrepressible conflict" school We hope he will recover from his wounds that the gallows may not be cheated of its fit ornament From the Xe York Express - City Kumors — Strange Stories As so many rumors are afloat respecting the extraordinary insurrectionary movement ia Virginia and thinking it would be just as well to hear the opinions of the colored people of New York on a subject in which they most naturally take a deep ' interest a reporter was despatched from the Express for the purpose of spending a day among the educated portion of that class of citizens with the view of ascertaining what they think of the matter Accordingly the reporter bent his steps towards those quarters of the city where the better sort of the colored people " most do congregate" a nd these are the result ot his observations: He found them disposed to "keen shadv" on ih subject -and it was hard to draw from them any opinion whatever on the matter at issue This is a characteristic of the negro race even in the most trivial matters In fact if there is any one organ phrenologically sneaking more fully developed than another in the cranium of the black man it is the organ ot secretiveness This perhaps arises front inraiiy suspicions disposition towards the whitesVangendcred in a stale of slavery and fully developed thsettgh upward of two centuries of servitude- It wae not therefore tobe expected that when the- matter in discussion was insurrection which probably would if it did not already involve a large portion of their race in the grave consequences of an extensive servile war they would readily break through their characteristic reserve) nor is it to be wondered at that their language was in riddles dark as the Delphian Oracle Enough was gathered however to impress the mind of the anxious enquirer with the fact that the colored people of this city at least the most respectable portion of them— -apprehend that " dark cloud" hang over the Southern States on the Eastern Coast Several of them threw out hints of a regular bureau being organised even in this city for the especial purpose of co-operating if necessary with the insurgents of Virginia whose aim they express their belief to be is to get up a servile war with the view of emancipating the slaves in that section of the Union In regard to certain rumors that -are afloat of telegraphic messages being sent to and fro between the alleged bureau of Abolitionists in New York and the insurgents opinions are divided J Some profess to believe that the idea is an absurdity from the simple fact that no such messages would be sent by the operators while others suggest the probability of sending them on in cy- -phers so as to keep each other posted as to the posture of affairs and the measures to be adontod Nearly all agree however that there is some myste-riovs method of eonvevintr'-intellieenee similar ta s the Underground Rail Road All this is merely in- terred from scraps of conversations held with dif ferent individuals and hints thrown out seoaratelv which being put together begin to assume - something like a tangible form and substance Direct information is almost impossible and is hardly to be expected j- 2-j Some of the most cautious of colored oeonle con demn or profess to condemn the action of the Abolitionists in precipitating matters to a crisis They think or affect to think that morel suasion should be used in the endeavor to put down slavery believing that a resort to arms will only have the effect of exasperating the slaveholders and the whites generally and thus rivetting the shackles of slavery uuurc unuiy una ?yer oesiues causing an unnecessary effusion of human blood On the other hand there is another part who go in pure and simple for the "irrepressible conflict" They say Mr Seward tells them that that conflict must come sooner or later — and if that ht the case they do not see why it may not as well come to-day or to-morrow as years hence They further say they cannot blame their brethren in -slavery Tor resorting to arms and fighting for their liberty They particularly point to the retaining in slavery and even the sale of colored children by their white fathers This alone thev sa v is 0i cient to stir the blood of the colored man to fever heat and to cause him to arm and strike for freedom at any cost to himself Among this party there appears to be a firm be- lief that though the insurrection at Harper's Ferry ' has been put down through its premature explo- sion and the activity of the Federal and State troops "yet the end is not yet:" but that the flames lighted up in Virginia though prematurely quenched will hereafter spread through Maryland the Carolina and Georgia to the banks of the Missis sippi carrying in its train a wide-spread desolation and resulting in the complete emancipation of the staves j -- i' - " Saeh seem to be the opinions and imnresair r the colored classes of this city obtained rii with out persevering effort and given with rouch reluc- iikc mmcr m uum jiiuis ana louenaos than in di rect assertions i From tlte Baltimore Patriot The insane attempt at " rrvil °nn-n Harpers Ferry has been thoroughly crushed out U nfortunately not without the cost of life to valuable and honorable citizens and with a mistaken mercy to some of the wretchMa whn it break We can Perceive no ii'rnno- in n justice law or order iwhetti under such circum stances tne vtoiaters of law and order and all that is dear and sacred if taken in open revolt or with — arms in their hands are shot down on th vriiit of a drum-head court-martial It seems almost impossible to imne-i have induced Brown td make this desneratn at tempt And when we consider that the beginning was made at a point belonging to the United States on one of the principal highways and thorough-fares with telegraphic and rail road connections to ' an parts oi tne country within a few hours of popu lous cities and jthe seat of government nothing but consummate madness COlsId hsVH Mll7trsttsrl thsa idea " " Grert praise is due to the nromntnesa with whiVh our volunteers responded to the call and the alacrity displayed through the countrv ida hnth in Virginia and Maryland to trample out the last sparK oi saareaaiui a hre Kfl-ect of the News in "Washington The disturbances at Hamer's Ferrv nmA may be imagined intense feeling in Washington and the adjacent cities The detachment Ordered by theJPresident to proceed to the scene of tumult consisted of bl privates U sergeants 13 corporals and 1 bugler They took with them seven guns Dahlgreen howitzers (three from the Navy Yard and four from the Barracks) 300 shells and a larir quantity of ammunition They had also ample sup- i n uumuer oi gentlemen volunteered to go up with the troops but they could not be received In the anonymous letter received snm msintlia ago by Secretary Floyd it was mentioned that "Ossawattomie Brown" was to lead the insurgnnts in " the attack on Harper's Ferrv and hostil fttratiotui were unoken of an iiklv the same time at Washington and Alexandria For this reason Mayor Berret of Washington despatched a requisition to the Secretary of War who upon receipt thereof issued an to draw oa the U S ArBnl In of arms and five thousand rounds of ball and buck- noi cartridge " i he arms were received at the office of Captain Goddard Chief of Police where they were all loaded with cartride and bayonets fixed The entire police force was on dmv nn half on parade and the other fifty undprarm!ih City Hail for action at a moment's warning Police mounted on horseback were statinnorl outlet of the city at the bridges etc to give in- slant warning of any hostile demonstration from outside the city Tbey were instructed to signal tne nrst suspicious movement by a certain alarm -that had been previous agreed upon at headouar- ters : Captain Goddard also instruetMl th imin police force to arrest all colored persons found on the street and search them for miumsUI vmium nd in ease of finding Any to take the parties to tha watch-house and if no weapons were found to send such arrested persons to their homes without delay lhe Star says: As an evidence of the rigor with - which this order was carried out some watchmen arrested a colored man soon after 10 o'clock and proceeded to search him when he cried out: "Bresa God massa no use to search dis nigger- I'se been - searched free times afore to-night" He was cautioned to make tracks for home and released Permits to colored people lo hold balls and faivala which had been previously issued were countermanded and the Mayor and all the police force as well as the clerks in the City Hall were on the alert until daylight this morning Sudden Death — We are infomwd th n- n 1 Adams died very suddenly last Sabbath tiht with out any previous sickness Ha was found dead in his bed on Monday morning but we have not yet heard the particulars concerning his death 1 Chester Standard -1 From the New York Courier t Enquirer' ' The insurrection at Harper's Ferry is at an end It never had anything like- the formidable proportions the telegraph first assigned to it But verv few negros of the neighborhood- participated ia it J nhtln 1 - J - Mitu ii v-' ueuoniuiaieii a servile movement at all e It was ail the work of John Brown of Ossawatamie memory — a man half-erased and made utterly desperate by the murder of his sons by the border-romans in Kansas and possessed of an all-devouring purpose to vent his vengeance upon the institution in the interests of which those ruffians did their work It is premature however to speculate upon the extent or precise character of the plot which will undoubtedly be made the subject of a most careful legal investigation Afl will rejoice that the demonstration was so speedily and effectually quelled The direst curse that could befall our country would be an unchecked slave insurrection s From the Norfolk Herald The Outrage at Harper's fferjr The more we reflect on this proceeding of dupes of a rampant fanaticism in the North the more we are bewildered in our philosophy of the human mind Every rational being it might be assumed would set tnat man down ai once as hope- lessty insane who would have broached such a pro jeet— the accomplishment of which was utterly impossible and which if successful for a time could tiav- riveted no ultimate purpose but must utevi- Head OaMu r IUBW AO — 1 (jBAtuvmir fletnhAr 2IJ 18M f --'LOEL8 OR OFFICERS CMMANDI0 ff Regiments and Major commanding Battalion of Js"-" Rifles of the Fourth Brigade are hereby ordered Mil i il to hold in tlwir rmHuti'fi RMfmraM m Wed- nemitut the 4th dav of January next AT ELECTION FOR omtJAiicn-uf-AiMtAli lo n tne TacH"y wjrawionva by the death of Brigadter-Oeneral - CRUIK&HANK 2 Colonels or Officers commanding the snid Regiments and Battalion shall Dot tin a notioe ot tle time and place of such election at least fifty days before the day of election at three public places within the limits of their re-speotire Regiments and on the day snd at the place of election shall carder to their assistance the Commandants i Ot Battalions or any two (kxnmissioned Officers of their respective Regiments snd the Bulion aforesaid and hold a poll from II o'clock A M to S o'clock f M of the day aforesaid eauBt the rotes and forthwith transmit to the Motor-General s statement in writing showing the result of the said poll eertihed by them aad their aa- m!xite Commissioned Officers of the- Fourth Brigade and Division Start" Officers residing therein are atone en-tided to oe for Brigad ier-iienerul 4 Any Officer entitled to vote as shove may send his vote in writing signed with his name rank and title under sealed cover addressed to the officers holding Buch election for the Kegtmeut or Battalion aforesaid to which be belongs: or if be be sn Officer attached to the CnVision or Brigade n may send his rote signed and under seal as above addressed to the officers holding the election lor the Begiment in which be resides 1 tiOwem of Cavalry nut entitled to vote at thia 6 TheMficers managing the election before they pre- ' eeed to i ud llus election °hU be duly sworn that they will Impartially hold and faithfully conduct sueh election snd they are severally atitlionxed to administer such oath to each other: utev shsil eisunr in s book or roll the -names of all pemons voting at such election and shad provide s box or bat to revive the ballots they may re Snir any pnrson otfer'Dq to fcire f rotes to swear he is uly qualihed and enmWi ts vow and mny propound such questions asms' h utMtnry to satisfy themaeirea f his tK-atiiiafoa j By cuder of Sus)ijr-nTif ml J Scbfiwus ja& it iuiaiw of th i'lTteion sttiir r October a ° 4

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