Weekly Times, May 23, 1861

Weekly Times

May 23, 1861

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Weekly Times (Newspaper) - May 23, 1861, Dubuque, Iowa VM r J ft -T 1 fi rf I I I v f VOLUME I JA I f BSD MAY 33. 1861. WHOLE NTJMBEK SOI. Oft Stag fff I1 Hstvsrs of fey will be frwltorth will iown la Ito Terrible 1 to bevtbe to itfl traitors I attdOoft for tlit i will be the i When with rtsisttoss Charges the with bayonets bright. BootkroM f each CMtton Lerelled At Banter's CoanU for with OOP for the right. POOB the hoar Oomrades I oar distant home Send up tond pnjers tor as morning end Charge then for Liberty f Aad Moor ensign Oesth to the nnd OOP for the right. really ow df of the and on flittore sitttains Its yesterday's ef- fdrt II cannot Ml id become a powerful and l Sreapotl of Tork Her. Owtftatlra with Mr- Oalhona V UB PBEPIOTS 8KOKMIOV FlfTT YXABS AGO. ME8SUIB flit's OF TOM SMITE AMD HOUSI OF BBPfctflKBTATIVM i The Coiistitution that I shall state to you the purpose for which you have been convened in Extraordinary Session. When a little more than a year ago your regular session the whole country wcs many of them were permitted to bold high command in the army and and used their position to betray or the flag they had sworn to protect and de- fend. For months the Government step by stepi and had Used only words of kind- ness and good will. But moder- ation and kindness were regarded only as in- dicative of imbecility and coward- until at last the crowning outrage at Ft A -B ._ A private Irtter from the Com- In the enjoyment of At convinced nil men fiirther for- V A v w j _ m._______ 1 ._. u_ m T __m.__. _ __ __ m -h_ _ t modore is published in the Eastern in which he gives a very interesting account of a conversation which he held with the late John C- at Washington in 1812. Com. Stewart had culti- vated very friendly relations with the South _ _ _ jj_ and prosperity were se- and abroad the title of an American citizen woe claimed with and a full as- surance that it was a sure guaranty of respect and protection to all who oould make good the To-day civil war is upon and posed to on two Southern and Western the South by reck- less men from on the West by In. dians. Missouri unfortunately strongly infected with the heresy of which is hurrying BO many of the Southern States to ruin. What may be the ultimate result of that we do not know. Should she un- fortunately attempt to dissolve her connection with the serious trouble and probably spring up along our Southern ttafar the Washimfttn C 1861. April Carolina and frequently dis- a widespread conspiracy against the General cussed political matters with him. On one which we now know nas bean occasion the conversation turned upon polnta maturing for has been and of unusual and Is thus described the whole country IB filled with the din of On tbo one and from one f m BT OUTXft WCITMU. Oar fathers gathered in araM and swore They foUow the sign their banners till the lead vas free. V Half of their work was and When tlie battle is fought mad What iluU be tuid of t i the South wind Who are the martjm the xnftrrow waa true In jroor children's bones That sprinkled with blood the crashed stones Of the murder-haunted What If tbe storm clonds blow What if the green leaves fell Better the eras tempest's throe Thfto the anuy of worms that gnawed below Traocple them one and all I when the battle Is And tbe land frotn the traitors Onr children shall tell of strife begun When LI berty's eeoond April son Was bright on our brare old in the One evening I struck on the divided views of our sectional of the to him that the opposite feelings on this sub- ject bad puzzled me and asked him bow it was that the Planting States were so strongly and so decidedly in favor ef the while the Commercial States were so tion ofthe men who should be legal if benefits conferred bjr a govern- ment should ma men loyal to are mus- tering in armed bands with the intent to dis- solve the and destroy our and on the other partially from i r i _ M bearance had indeed ceased to be a and borders. Even ih that event I can hardly would indeed make those charged with the I anticipate an armed invasion by regular safety of the Government as criminal as those military forces from that State. Surrounded who were seeking to destroy it At last the u she is by Illinois and such Government has and has called the invasion by her would be sheer and loyal men of the country to rally to its sup-1 it seems to me we are guarded against and the answer has been such at to show Uuch danger if not bv her calm juig- the world the strength of a Government ment and her neighborly-good will at founded on the love of a free people. least by her instinct of On the 15th day of April last the President But unless recktas men within her limits issued his calling on the loyal I may take advantage of the unsettled condi- Statis for aid to enforce the laws. Oii the 25th of the same month I received from the Secretary of War a requisition on ibis State dated on the calling for one regimeut of troops. Having been before advised by telegraph that such requisition had been issu- 4 A f Vl_ 1 mmmvmm the saine section and as one man from the feltawured that I wouldbiily becarry. much opposed to it With this latter section I our Idyal people are around i jng Ottt yoar wm Md of tbe people of of our country it seemed tome that the pta- our. Union the responding to tiie call as promp- ishment of through the medium of I ing for fheir what our Fathers so freely periled toSiure fortune _ t ought to meet their highest and call for their greatest aa they were the greatest through her instru- mentality and power over our commercial af- fairs since which-were so arrogantly urged by plunder and impressment on the and honor. In this emergency Iowa must not and does not occupy a doubtful position. For the Union as our fathers formed and for the Government they formed so wisely and so tly as possible. I therefore did not wait the receipt of the formal but proceed- ed at once to take such steps as seemed to me beet adapted to speedily effect that I was met in the outset by two There were not any funds under my control tion of public affairs to organize a system of border for the purpose of it is your duty to properly guard against this The known facts that the troops have wholly or in part been Withdrawn from the forts in the territories west of and the re- etraint of their presence thus remaved from the Indian tribes on our that the In- dians have high colored statements in regard to the war now upon and that since the massacre at Spirit Lake in our some years which went wholly unpunished they have shown an ag- gressive coupled with the fact v w J T A1VA while the Southern portion of the the people of Iowa are ready to pledge any efficient military law under which to to meet the neceesary nor there that they may be hampered with by bad ______ 9 L 1_ f. _ I_____J f M 9 _ _. Union had felt but little in comparison. every fighting man m the State and every i operate Your action only could furnish I with sreat in I dollar of her money and and I have theseaids in a legal and yet to await the South and Southwest are decidedly the called you together in extraordinary your 9Ciim would involve greatj perhaps for the purpose of making that pledge formal dangerous delay. and effective. fc I The first difficulty was obviated by the aristocratic portion of this you are so in holding persons in perpetuity in slave- g. i -Ane urn aimctuty was ooviatea oy me you are so in every domestic so Those to their mad patriotic action of the chartered Banks and in every habit ofyour living and ac- have brought upon the country this great citizens of who promptly placed at a _ _ -___- I 4 A t t 1M1A inronT. I _ 1- A MeCAETY'fl ME W AMD POWXBFDL four Hundred and Eighty Balls in One Miamte Witiiout so in intercourse and you neither work with your seek to disguise their true intent to to cover their They say they do not nor any bat live and have I desire to destroy our but that it i nfta become hostile to and they only i An exhibition of a new and unique cannon your not in accordance with the Will of your but by the sweat of and yet you assume all the pro- wish to peaceably themselvesjrom I as the result to tbe patriotism of the people for the render in my a matter of peritive necessity that proper measures be taken to guard against danger from that quarter. I have already done what I could with the limited means at my to furnish arms on both borders. Two modes for the protection of the my disposal all the I mfght and I and furnishing further if to the I although without authority of General suggest themselves to law. to accept their that you would legalize my acts. One difficulty was me. One is the mustering into the service of the and placing in camp to acquire discipline and a num- ber of regiments of The advan- and sendW balls at the rate bf ioiir hundred and the people. I admit your conclusions in _ f A I _ _ SVftSL A ____________._ A eighty per minute without powder or any ap- parent effort. The guB used yesterday in the experiment had only an inch bore and was about three feet long. This mpdest looking gun is attached to a wheel about four feet in and not over four indies looking like a or as some would call it a balance wheel. On one ride of this wheel or is a tube which connects the wheel With a in which are poored the balls in a promiscuous as amries are thrown into the hopper of eider machinery inside this wheel receiving the earring them around to the gun ber- and throwing them through the bore of the gun at the rate mentioned simply by the centrifugal and at a velocity almost incredible. The motion of the wheel is kept up by means of cranks attached to oog about five feet in the rear of the large or feeder to the gun a tend passing from these wheels to a pulley on the ride of the large wheel. Tbe put that we MW spect to us That we are essential- ly I cannot bat we can and do yield much to Democracy. This is our we are from necessity thrown upon and solemnly to that U may occasionally dash with oar feelings for the conservation 6f our interests. It is through otir affiliation with in rendezvous at Keokuk bjr the 20th v m reason of the great extent of our to protect our frontier against the lawless bands to which we are exposed. The other Dlan is The prompt and patriotic action of the peo- to organise along our Southern and Western enabled me to place them there in uni- arm aid bat not to muster -M which they claim the right to do when- took place yesterdav afternoon at the foot of I fessions and advantages of ever in their judgment their interest or safer j reniOTal ofthe and on the 17th of I tacts of this that we would haveathand Thirty-third North river. Itisonepf Mr. seeyouspesk Uy may action. Many loyal April iwued my Proclamation calling for the a disciplined ready to meet anyemcr- tbe most singular implements of war that baa through the head of a young and secured by tbeir and not requisite number of State or Federal. The disadvantages ever been exhibited to the American people I from the heart of a but you lose sight the telegraphic dispatch of the Secretary are its great and its entlreiy in theshade of the politician and the tectional policy of tive alike of the Constitution and Unioniwere Uf War intormed me that it would besuffl- J -1 unwilling that measures should dent if the troops required of this State were be used to bring them back to a sense of thdr duty. llSw are the iacta Our Government is based upon then great control _____ ideas. Thte onlytrue source of I form Advance of I into a'sofficient force of min- power. In the exercbd of thtfr power they' have created our present form of government retaining in their own hands its management and control. They have honesty enough to that party in the Middle and Western States I and intelligence efiougti to diwera the that we hold but when we cease thus and if at any time ttyshttUJfj to control this nation through a disjointed reason misdirect Democracy or any material obstacle In that the action of the and do wrong party which shall tend to throw as oat of I to any portion of thensselves. tltir honesty yona the amount learning from correct sach wrongs. These are the fkinda- mental ideas of oar form of and when an j section of oar or any por- the time and they would have who may be called upon at any mo- there a week sooner had not the action of the ment to meet any emergency that may arise mob at Baltimore cot off all communication at any point with the seat of and left me without any instructions for two weeks. I recommend that you make suitable ap- _ folder of troops were made altogether be- .m. d _ _ .A. II I that role and we shall then resort to the dissolution ofthe GOOD torn A CAJTADIAJT in- stance of Yankee spunk occurred a few days since on the Grand Trunk Bail way. An _ gineer on one of the con by a I not wly upon the honesty and intelligence of newspapers and other toutces that an- peqnWtkm would probably be made I took tbe responsibility of or- daring into qoartefS in the respective eoun- tion of our alleging that wronf has i ttfli enough companies to form bsen done declare they cannot and will ft Mocnd regbnent In antidpafion of sooh re- that they might acquire the neoss- iban named affixed the stars and I to right stripes to his being right their wrongsifa The second requisition has art yet nnehed their own they strike a blow which ill 5at j expecting it and am pre- not wsll crumble the firttfc of oiu to respond to It promptly when was cat down by Latham. The engineer at onoe replaced the and forbade Latham _ f A ia operation rtu inebirtls worked or he _woald Mm by six men at tbe crankt M motive power one asa pouring the balls into the aad tbe in vector of the in the rar of mil. taking aim and shitting the gun at will from we direction touother. With the power cot up in this war balls poured out down. Upon the arrival of the trains at the Has the Government been hostile to them of the Superintendent of the Aljto jm. thb iMnd aorlad aniatt taa fftj awst of tbrouxfa thfaa tUekaaftat of boards A gun tydwress. and its esnacitvas to abrat The f who at onee presented the patriotic engineer with a beratiftd silk American tofd him to nail it to hb and then promptly Latham. This action wns approved by the and now every ear on that road carries the stars and stripes. Why can't the with a few such The officers and men composing the first in t were in quarters time before ___ mastered into the SSMJUU of the U. 8. menced there was not tn the statute books of I called out in antiefaation of a seo- the United States a single law thati had not will have beso in quartan a been or assented to. by the conddevaMetimebsftm tiny will be called sentaUves. Iftemant of Unto if at alt It as but Just that This will be the more effective plan for home but will not place the State in position to render such effective aid to the General Government if either of these plans or whether a combination of or whether something wholly distinct from either shall be I leave for your wisdom to ItwmUaVieiissstj that a isllttawy tks SxMbtiQB of a I iesa b.w aad if m joa ttsst to of ths aists as asay I.V povsrto ds of tbe of of SMsim la or aUof ths eovatiss ia wfcfch eouaaiss have ttwBsaii ispsrtiAtssji policy anecdotes other ____ nfthe v so that it was utterly impodbk injuiy could from the The river at thefoot of thirty-Uird As it the Is of _ _ M A rtSl I M al _ afc about one aad milss wide. The gun was stationed some distance from the and the halls seen to drop into the water amongst the shad poles towards the West side of the at the lowest estimate one mile from the starting aad all this by ceotrifegal or the arrangement of the machinery to use this throwing oC power. Aflktm vdnft. f flfe 4VV sottads Ilka a tknskiag aai aat a intewrtto Uw in of a Prasidaat who vat not taair wilfc- theaavlyetolad tnatiac to Oouptis aad proosdUncs yst aiMkr tbeir witaoot waitfag 1st M to tka honattr aad wao bra taut proaipUy aad paMottomllf stsppsd forth ia Jsiaini of tat Ibr tka tfpa lost ay thsat bafara Mag aataally noeivsd by taa Uaitsd aad I that yon naka tha neoaisaxy DBaTDBBBsi In addition to tft two rsgimsnts thus by have already reosiTsdtMden up ive beea stiwlly tgrmany other oitlims. to inuoartsrs at tke expense rf the State In view of the fikcU ---r litks tsnsf a the HOSJM far a nimasisrioasr to H _ A IB oT tha peopte to rif-taad tkrt I mfi I kad witho-ttha antaority -I-I- sfa WSH sJthar ftala teto thaoth-rfcr JstfessiT tobrtog iaabiUfor ryiag oat oljset Tia Mil Mr. dattatt aanonead of Mr ofXaib In aftar which tha H ThayiMM taait antil Tba stpariatsai iiaHtday WM a coaiplsts aad Ito ofNnUoftiMtitatba UOB that far tha porpoM of pottlag dowa a stnat ao lasinna-at has bsoa iarseted itoeqnaL 9o band of despsradoss ooara stand ssjtay miaats before an incessant firs of hundred balU par Tha inventor has a thlrty-iwo pounder on the priadple of the gaa eoajpleted. The years upon the and has ob- Uined a gaa that bias lair to do allthat his wiMertdrewM piotaral to MM. nuuiubetared by J. Ho. MO W Twenty-sereiith who CM sMkeenr per week. A person connected with the ttMtobment intends to visit Washington the this of next and nrge tha War Da- ight be attemptei agabjst they ishsllsd against the and teluaUojU by anai. They have anted by force the shins with this State fnr mfsfng and have set at detaaea the Maintaining a sanWent military force to UWB and oflasn of the United and tW DUnu line ta ptavant hnve eonght to set nn within the Pntan and indaiiandant aovarantait. They ths past bam levying Udkttag aad gathering nwaitionsof wfih intent to nuke war upon oar if U should attempt te perform iu lawftd aad aftar nonths of have attatfcvi with Bombers nnd enptared the troops of the over till Monday J UilUd holding a fort of the United and nave so fares in them lieidif honored that prowl which throughout _ A A. _. Si __ an _ __ Owre' ______ _ rfSZTBd sriH Md to-aMmm la Wat Is taa eaiblen of the posrar.the OT HH win n filvClM uiu tor Moinsaeat I aad tha glory of our aation. has been tbc of oar CKmtaawnt towiuds UWN Tha history of tbe world cannot show eqoal wwdsrmUoo and by any QoreraaMat towards a ia nMliag aodast For were allowed to bold high fa Tn BMOKADB nora AT Wehavaaeena privata dispHeh tarday frosa Paaiacola. whfch sWad that tha partsBeattotryonaoftiMak of In ihe efty wit- of UM gnn aad 1 MdMiaTaad that Mnrphy to tafca OSM for his regiment 1 1 is Twf oraered hsjck. itsrhtf the Thlsloofes many lowed to retain their seals In both ofOonmss. atwd their paritions to defeat the of wbotasotM tan neemaiyfor the praiielion of the Oovera.Mtit For of and the fbrlhsr fitet that the law making po wsr of the were soon to hare recommended in all cases that all such companies if kesp up their and should derote as moeh of time M possible to the drill without in- ttrfcriaf maurtally with thdr ordinaiy hMi- neMethus keepingln iwd and partially drilled forae to In sevenl locaHtks patriotic citizens have. at their own furnished subsistence for companies thus onraniaed and not accept- ed. and iher have been in quarters drilling daily. Whether any of tbe ctpettes thus iscurwd shall be paid by the SlalA or whether any computation will be made to tbe men for tbe time thus spent in peculiarly within your i In addition to tbepassace of laws lepUiriftf what has thus te been and providing for ezpensss thus for it will be your duty carefully to examine what further tbe Stale should do to meet the present f ly judgment Ibcro aw two objects the tion of onr SUte agminst it to tbe General ______ lay require. Our Stale is snppraei by many to be fertfis for Vvitesl w ads _ kxiw CM this wo ta r ttet wfcite Mi to the In WUPL J- ;