Galena Newspaper # 13 cont.

VOL. 16 NUMBER 107
Saturday morning, January 30, 1864

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"Company F of the 12th Illinois regiment, which was raised in this city, having served in the army for nearly three years, and having re-enlisted for another three years, arrived home last Thursday evening on a visit to their friends. They were met at the depot by the Home Guards and a large concourse of citizens who had marched there with torch lights to receive them and escort them to the DeSoto House. On arrival of the cars HOPPE's and SHREINER's Bands which had volunteered their services, struck up a lively air and cheer after cheer was given, by the large assembly, for the nobel boys of Company F. They were escorted to the Dining room of the DeSoto House, according to program, where they were met by several hundred of their old friends, both male and female. Our readers can perhaps, form some idea of what a happy meeting these war worn veterans, of a three year's campaign, had with their fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters. As soon as the exchange of greetings was over, a prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. STRONG, and the soldiers were welcomed home in a neat speech from the Rev. Mr. BLINN, after which the whole party, of some four hundred, sat down to an excellent supper gotten up in honor of the brave guests of the occasion. W.W. HUNTINGTON, Esq., presided at the table. After supper the Rev. Mr. YATES read a poem of welcome to the Guards, which was received with marked approbation. (We published the poem on our second page.) L. S. FELT, Esq., read the following toasts the responses to which were eloquent and to the point:

1st. THE UNION--Born amidst the tempest of '76, it's blood baptism of '61 secures forevermore the liberties designed by its founders. Responded to by Judge SHELDON

2nd. THE CONSTITUTION--The noblest organic law ever framed by man. Let no innovations be made upon its spirit. But, if necessary, let it receive such verbal amendments as will defeat the traitors who would destroy it. Response by R. H. McCLELLAN, Esq.


Response by the Rev. Mr. STRONG

4th. THE JO DAVIESS GUARDS---The first company formed in the State of Illinois, north of the Illinois River and west of Chicago--distinguished for its bravery, and unsurpassed for its perfection in drill and discipline. Its name is emblazoned in letters of gold on the records of Donelson, Shiloh and Corinth. Response by William CARY. Music by HOPPE's Band.

5th. OUR ARMY AND NAVY Responded to by Judge MARVIN

6th. OUR DISTINGUISHED TOWNSMAN. Brig. Gen. A. L. CHETLAIN--Thefirst man enlisted in Northern Illinois. The star he has so well earned will never be tarnished, save by the smoke of battle. Response by Gen. CHETLAIN.

7th. COL. WALLACE CAMPBELL--Our dashing young hero of the 12th. All honor to the gallant young Colonel. The Colonel said that speaking was not his forte and called upon E. A. SMALL, Esq., to respond for him.

8th. THE PATRIOTIC CLERGY--The moral lever that moves the world. Rev. Mr. BLINN, before responding to this toast offered the following sentiment: In beautiful women and brave men Galena is not surpassed by any city of her size in America.

9th. THE VIRTUOUS SOLDIER--Truest Patriot and best defender of his country.

Response by Rev. Mr. ROBERTS


Response by E. A. SMALL

11th MAJ. GEN. U. S. GRANT--The hero of the War. Let Galena honor the man who honors her.

12th HON. E. B. WASHBURN--Our able, fearless and patriotic member of Congress.

13th OUR PATRIOTIC DEAD--Their names are our Country's treasures forever. It was regretted that the lateness of the hour made it necessary to omit the response to the last three toasts. The occasion was one of much interest and this happy meeting and greeting will long be remembered by those who participated. HOPPE's and SCHREINER's Band have the sincere thanks of the party for the sweet music which they gratuitously discoursed on the occasion."

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"In our yesterday's paper we spoke of Sheriff HOPKINS. It should have read Sheriff HAWKINS."


"Mrs. S. C. HARRIS, of this city, will deliver a lecture in the Congregational Church, next Tuesday evening. Subject---"Origin of the rebellion." The proceeds of the lecture will be used for the benefit of the Congregational Sunday School. Admission 25 cents."


"Last night, about 11 o'clock, as Mr. John SIMPSON, of SIMPSON's Addition, was on his way home from the business part of the city, when within about forty rods of his father's residence, he was overtaken by a stranger, who approached and commenced a conversation. A few words passed, when without warning, the stranger drew up his fist and aimed at blow at Mr. SIMPSON's head. The latter dodged the blow, to as to avoid its full force, when immediately the stranger drew a knife, and made a thrust at him, striking him in the right side. The knife cut through his clothing, making a gash about six inches long, and reached so as to make a slight wound in the skin. Mr. SIMPSON ran for the fence, tore off a piece of board, still followed by the stranger with the knife. Mr. SIMPSON turned and aimed a blow at the head of his assailant, which leveled him to the earth. Mr. S. left him there and went to the house of his father, after which both returned to where the stranger had been left, upon the ground, but he had recovered and gone.----Dubuque Times"