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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 SOI Oft Stag fff I1 of fey will be will iown la Ito Terrible 1 to to traitors I for i will be the i When with Charges the with bayonets bright f each At for with OOP for the right the hoar I oar distant home Send up tond tor as morning end Charge then for Liberty f Aad Moor ensign to the nnd OOP for the right really ow df of the and on Its yesterday's II cannot Ml id become a powerful and l of Tork Her with V UB AGO OF TOM SMITE AMD HOUSI OF i The 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 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 ness and good will But ation and kindness were regarded only as in- of imbecility and until at last the crowning outrage at Ft A A private Irtter from the Com- In the enjoyment of At convinced nil men for- V A v w j 1 m T m 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 very friendly relations with the South and prosperity were and abroad the title of an American citizen woe claimed with and a full surance that it was a sure guaranty of respect and protection to all who make good the To-day civil war is upon and posed to on two Southern and Western the South by 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 the 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 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 Oar fathers gathered in araM and swore They the sign their banners till the lead vas free V Half of their work was and When tlie battle is fought mad What be of t i the South wind Who are the the waa true In children's bones That sprinkled with blood the crashed stones Of the What If tbe storm blow What if the green leaves fell Better the eras tempest's throe the anuy of worms that gnawed below them one and all I when the battle Is And tbe land the traitors Onr children shall tell of strife begun When LI berty's 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 ment should ma men loyal to are 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 it seems to me we are guarded against and the answer has been such at to show danger if not bv her calm the world the strength of a Government ment and her 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 men within her limits issued his calling on the loyal I may take advantage of the unsettled Statis for aid to enforce the laws Oii the of the same month I received from the Secretary of War a requisition on ibis State dated on the calling for one of troops Having been before advised by telegraph that such requisition had been 4 A f 1 the saine section and as one man from the that I much opposed to it With this latter section I our people are around i jng yoar wm Md of tbe people of of our country it seemed tome that the our Union the responding to tiie call as ishment of through the medium of I ing for what our Fathers so freely periled fortune t ought to meet their highest and call for their greatest aa they were the greatest through her mentality and power over our commercial fairs since 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 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- of their presence thus 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 coupled with the fact v w J T while the Southern portion of the the people of Iowa are ready to pledge any efficient military law under which to to meet the nor there that they may be hampered with by bad 9 L f 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 in a legal and yet to await the South and Southwest are decidedly the called you together in extraordinary your would involve 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 g i -Ane urn was oy me you are so in every domestic so Those to their mad patriotic action of the chartered Banks and in every habit living and have brought upon the country this great citizens of who promptly placed at a I 4 A t t I A ME W AMD four Hundred and Eighty Balls in One 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 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 wish to peaceably I as the result to tbe patriotism of the people for the render in my a matter of 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 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 ber of regiments of The and balls at the rate bf hundred and the people I admit your conclusions in f A I A A eighty per minute without powder or any parent effort The guB used yesterday in the experiment had only an inch bore and was about three feet long This 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 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 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 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 our interests It is through 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 to organise along our Southern and Western enabled me to place them there in uni- arm aid bat not to muster which they claim the right to do took place afternoon at the foot of I fessions and advantages of ever in their judgment their interest or safer j ofthe and on the 17th of I tacts of this that we would Thirty-third North river Mr Uy may action Many loyal April my Proclamation calling for the a disciplined ready to meet tbe most singular implements of war that baa through the head of a young and secured by 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 in of the politician and the policy of tive alike of the Constitution and Uf War me that it would 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 duty are the Our Government is based upon then great control ideas source of I form Advance of I into force of power In the of 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 to the that we hold but when we cease thus and if at any time 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 honesty yona the amount learning from correct sach wrongs These are the mental ideas of oar form of and when an j section of oar or any the time and they would have who may be called upon at any 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 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 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 that an- would probably be made I took tbe responsibility of daring into in the respective tion of our alleging that has i enough companies to form done declare they cannot and will ft In of sooh re- that they might acquire the iban named affixed the stars and I to right stripes to his being right their The second requisition has art yet their own they strike a blow which ill j expecting it and am pre- not wsll crumble the 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 worked or he Mm by six men at tbe 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 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 jm thb taa awst of of boards A gun and its to abrat The f who at presented the patriotic engineer with a silk American him to nail it to hb and then promptly Latham This action 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 of the U 8 there was not tn the statute books of I called out in of a the United States a single law had not will have beso in quartan a been or assented to by the tiny will be called 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 that a tks of a I iesa aad if m joa to of ths as asay ds of tbe of of la or ths ia have policy anecdotes other v so that it was utterly could from the The river at of 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 or the arrangement of the machinery to use this throwing oC power f Ilka a aai aat a Uw in of a who vat not to aad yst 1st M to tka aad wao bra taut aad forth ia of tat Ibr tka lost ay Mag by taa aad I that yon naka tha In addition to tft two thus by have already up ive beea other to at tke expense rf the State In view of the a the far a to H A IB oT tha to I mfi I kad sfa WSH teto oat Tia Mil Mr of Mr In aftar which tha H antil Tba WM a aad Ito that far tha of dowa a ao has band of stand before an incessant firs of hundred balU par Tha inventor has a pounder on the of the gaa The years upon the and has ob- a gaa that bias lair to do his to MM by J Ho MO W who CM per week A person connected with the intends to visit Washington the this of next and tha War ight be they against the and by anai They have anted by force the shins with this State fnr and have set at the Maintaining a military force to and of the United and tW DUnu line ta hnve to set nn within the and They ths past bam levying aad gathering intent to nuke war upon oar if U should attempt te perform iu aad aftar of have with Bombers nnd the troops of the over till Monday J holding a fort of the United and nave so fares in them honored that prowl which throughout A A Si an Owre sriH Md la Wat Is taa of the OT HH win n tor I aad tha glory of our has been tbc of oar UWN Tha history of tbe world cannot show and by any towards a ia For were allowed to bold high fa Tn nora AT privata tarday sWad that tha of In efty of UM gnn aad 1 that to OSM for his regiment 1 1 is Twf the many lowed to retain their seals In both their to defeat the of tan the of the For of and the 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 of time M possible to the drill without in- with and partially drilled to In patriotic citizens have at their own furnished subsistence for companies thus and not ed and iher have been in quarters drilling daily Whether any of tbe thus 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 of laws what has thus te been and providing for thus for it will be your duty carefully to examine what further tbe Stale should do to meet the present f ly judgment aw two objects the tion of onr SUte it to tbe General lay require Our Stale is by many to be for w ads kxiw CM this wo ta r Mi to the In
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