GALENA DAILY GAZETTE
OLD SERIES---VOL. XVI, NO. 170
NEW SERIES---VOL. I, NO. 51
Wednesday morning, April 13, 1864
Page 2 Col. #2 PEN AND SCISSORS --"It has been supposed by some that the St. Louis Democrat would not, under any circumstances, support Mr. Lincoln for re-election. That paper, of the 11 inst., says: 'We do not wish to be understood as declaring for or against any man for the Presidency, for such is not our purpose. Men in such a contest as is now going on are of secondary consequence, and we are forced to greatly question the patriotism of any individual who declares himself unalterably in favor of or against any man for office. If Mr. Lincoln will best carry out our views, he is our first choice. He may prove to be that man. He has undoubtedly progressed in his opinions, as well as ourselves and the great majority of the loyal men of the country. That he once lagged behind a sound public sentiment, or for that matter, is there now, will be no necessary disparagement, provided when the time for the decision among men comes, he is found to accord with it.' --"Cassius M. Clay's daughter, down in Kentucky, is a good shot. She shot a guerrilla's cap off when he tried to steal Cassius' best horse, and frightened him so that he forgot to steal." --"Dr. Paul Swift, of Hartford College, Pennsylvania, lately discovered that sulphuretted hydrogen, in carbon, forms a very explosive compound, it having blown a hole through a thick oaken bench, upon which the first experiment was tried. It is said that the substance will be an excellent substitute for gunpowder." --"In Washington, a party of refugees, arrived lately, bring late intelligence from Richmond. They report daily augmentations to Lee's army by large numbers of conscripts from various portions of the Confederacy. The rebels are increasing their armies very quietly, but effectively and rapidly; and they expect to start Lee out on the Spring campaign with not less than eighty or ninety thousand men, without weakening other armies in the field.--The conscription is merciless in the extreme. Its effect on the people are studiously concealed, newspapers being prohibited from any expression in regard to it. The conscript troops arriving at Richmond are mostly armed and organized, and are sent forward to the Rapidan without delay. It is the general understanding among the citizens of Richmond that the rebel leaders have concluded on a defensive line of operations this Spring. Misery and want everywhere in Dixie continue to prevail, and the great problem of the food questions is to eke out present supplies until vegetables can be raised. Page 3 Col. #2 LOCAL NEWS.. STOP THIEF "If the person who stole a pair of Buckskin Gloves from this office yesterday will return them immediately, his name will not be made public." OFF THE TRACK "The freight train from Dunleith ran off the track yesterday afternoon when within 1 1/2 miles of this city. The cars occupied several positions in a very short space of time, grain went up, and then down. Ditto several roads of rail. We have no account of the injury of any person." PERSONAL "Dr. R. A. PIERCE, of Winona, formerly of this city, is spending a few days here with his friends. The Doctor is a genial, large-hearted man and a successful physician. Doc, suppose you move those little pills back down here, you will be sure of practice." OFF FOR THE WAR "Lieutenant POOLE, of Co. A, 96th regiment, will leave this evening to join his regiment, at Cleveland, Tennessee. POOLE passed through the bloody battles of Chattanooga and Chickamauga without a scratch, but while in his tent near the field of Chattanooga, two days after the battle, a tree blew over, demolishing his tent and breaking one of his legs in two places. He soon after came home, buy his limb was so badly fractured that he has not been able to return till now. He is a good officer, and a favorite with the young men of Galena. We hope to grasp his friendly hand again." ACCIDENTAL DEATH "The Mineral Point Tribune says that on Saturday evening, the 2d inst., Mr. Daniel CARNES, (better known as Dan. RILEY,) came to his death by falling into the cellar of N. LATHROP's store. The deceased being under the influence of liquor was followed around town by a lot of boys, who undoubtedly designed having a little "fun,' at Dan's expense. To avoid the boys he went into Mr. LATHROP's store, and attempting to pass out of the back door, but mistaking the door leading into the cellar for the one leading to the back yard, he fell to the bottom of the cellar, fracturing his skull and causing instant death. Mr. CARNES lived in the town of Waldwick, and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death. This is another warning against the intemperate use of ardent spirits." MARRIED "At the DeSoto House, in this city, April 12th, by Rev. Mr. YATES, Mr. J. W. WATTS, of Bloomington, to Miss Sarah J. PERRIN, of Council Hill." Page 3 Col. #3 New York, April 12 --"Heavy rains still further the delay of the movement of our army for the present,--The roads are in a horrible condition." --"The Times has a letter from New Orleans, reporting that the rebel steamer Clifton, formerly the U.S. gunboat, in attempting to run the blockade off Sabine Pass, on the night of the 21st, got aground on the Bar. She remained immovable, and was burned to prevent her falling into our hands. She was totally destroyed with her cargo." Page 3 Col. #7 Philadelphia, April 12 "The Inquirer has the following dispatch dated Nashville the 11th: "It is certain at last that East Tennessee has been abandoned by the rebels, and that they have destroyed all the bridges in their hasty evacuation." Seven of Longstreet's Generals have been court-martialed in consequence of the failure of the campaign in East Tennessee."