The Peace Pow Wow at Springfield.
It is well known that the leaders of the Peace Democracy — or Copperheads, that being what they are — have been making great calculations upon having their meeting at Springfield to-day eclipse all their previous efforts, and as we presumed the organ of the peace party in this city would come out in flaming style, announcing it a tremendous outpouring of the people in favor of "Peace and Union," we concluded to send a special reporter to the scene of actions with a view to ascertain as near as possible the magnitude of the crowd that would there assemble. Large calculations were made by the railroad to take the peace sneaks from this city. Gen. Singleton left yesterday morning with his immediate friends in a special car, with band playing and banners flying so as to be on hand in season to engineer the thing. Last evening the train took out five others, making with those who went with the General not over fifty-five, certainly a poor commentary upon the patriotism of the peace sneaks of Adams county. But the grand rush was yet to come. The "peace and Union — stop the war and treat with traitors" Democrats would not give their leaders the cold shoulder this early in the campaign — this morning they would certainly turn out in their might and strike terror to the hearts of the "abolitionists." Accordingly accommodations were furnished by the Railroad for six hundred persons, and extra help was at hand at the ticket office in expectation of the great demand for tickets. Notwithstanding all the efforts that have been made to get a crowd, but ONE SOLITARY INDIVIDUAL purchased a ticket, and he of course had the excursion train all to himself. A few were added on the route, and when they arrived at Bluff City there was not enough to fill one coach, while at Jacksonville, the principal town between there and Springfield, not a single ticket had been sold up to that time.
The train from the east this morning brought into Springfield by actual count just fifteen. The crowds that were to flock together from all parts of the State didn't come, and the prospects were fair for its being one of the grandest fizzles of the season.
Less than sixty tickets all told have been sold in this city to the great, grand and terrific Peace and Union (M)ass Meeting of Illinois rebels, and we cannot but look upon it as a healthy indication that a "change is coming over the spirit of the dreams" of the masses, and that they will yet see before it is too late that to follow the course marked out by the leaders of this movement will lead them to sure and certain destruction. That they mean mischief there is no doubt.