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Kilkknny, 0.,liccfmhcr 12. On th after
oon of ttelllhof November, whltvj tlia villago
ef Marietta, Cobb county, Ga., was burning,
Ot Html Sherman review? il (he cavalry command
ndcr Brlgndier General Kllpsdrick. The mounted
force nnmbcrcd six thousand live hundred of the
ravalrjmon In the Went, with a iV'nn bat
tery of 3-inch lindmars. Ut lng we 1 mounted
nd equipped, under the leadership of tlio dash
ing jiiiimk (Literal, who ban (won favorite wl li
horse riders ever since he came to the Wr, bril
Ilnnt work wan rrpr rt il from these pi. ktd men.
General Slierirmn was it.-l ii t',1 with tho up
peuranre ol the command at tin- Mariefa review,
and shortly aitenvitnls tsund onler.i for them to
Birch. At that time the release of our men con
fined at Milienwas one of (i"nonil Sherman's
schemes. Hilpntrii k naa to ilo the work, an I
would und..ii'.tcily have accomplished it hud
not the i in my nutieipa cd till) movement and
rewinved the prisoners fur out of reach. In cover
i ag the niovenictiLs of ttie Infantry rolumtii, pro
tecting llHtika, lighting splendidly in front, and
guarrtitg against Kelicl dashe- at trains in the
rear, Ktlp.itrick's comma' d has done service in
me grand campaign which deserves more than
ordinary im niton.
A linil.MANT CAVAt.IlT CIIAKl.t'. AT I.OVRJOT.
Wheeler had col ccted at laivjov's iiiito a
force rf mllltin, with one drift ide ot iii old com
Ttiand, under Ivemon, in all four thousand men.
A Mtong line of earthwork, with artillery in
fsadttoii, presented Oilo a formidable ohstade to
nr further advance toward M ic in. As soon in
ticneral Kilpatrick inf rmrd himself a'iuic the
po-iilon of the enemy, he formed Colonel Mur
ray's Hrigmle for an assault.
The hth Indiana. Kfh Ohio. Oth Kentucky, and
I.ieuteniint GriUin's .ith Keittii.k? scouts form d
for a charge, with lleenee's liltb Wisconsin
llattcry, following close in the rear. The country,
being open, was luvorahlo for civilry operations.
The enemy opened on the advancing regiments
at long range, dnlnir nodinugo. After a few
hots In reply from Itcobec's gun', the charge
wan sounded, aud ourfcllows dashed at Wh 'eler
line of works. The Uebels fled In contusion,
leaving their artillery to get away ns host It
One gun was raptured by OnMln's scouts, an
other by the ;id K-nlucky. Iloth pieces w. re
Rodmans, taken from Ktoncmati last Huminer;
and, atdile from their value ustrophies, were good
captures, inasmuch as they undo upaaix-gnn
baittry for llceheo. Ciptaln tSlow, of the Hd
Kentucky, was llghtly wounded. Forty ItebolH
were captured and ten left do.id on tho lield.
nariD har' u tbuoi oii a kink cofNrnv.
The I6:h and 17th were spent in marchir.it
through a rery line country, producing cotton and
corn In large crop, nnd being well watered Tun
command marked it march through this laud
by cotton fires, and canped on the night of the
J.Ui on Towaliga creek, eight milea from Jai ksou.
IiKUONSTrfMION IN FAVOK OP IIOWAKII.
On the lHth the cavalry moved on Forsyth,
threatening Macon from tin) wu.st tide of tue Oc
anulgic, while (iin-ral Howard advaaoeil to
Planter's Mdla, laid pontoons and cr.ms.d the
Ctmulgee before the enemy knew where he was.
HAKHOW TBI AIT. Of KIM'A THICK.
Moving on towards Miicon, tho oncmy-s scouts,
drested in blue, were, found at a sui.ill pl.t e
knowu us Ural.all. (iencral Kilpunck lieing in
advance, ai d mistaking the hebels for hij own
BCD, narrowly escaped death from their shots.
TUB FA MOt'e DASH AT MACON.
On the 2(lth the command moved t!ir ugu
CUnUm, where it was divided into three columns
for operations against Macon. Tim 1st Brigade,
Colonel Smith l. Atkins, moved to tner.ght;
tho 2d llrlgade. Colonel Murray, tothe left ; while
Colonel liuldwin, of the 3d Kentucky, held the
Colonel Murray, with whom was fJeneral Kil
patrick, struck the enemy lirst on tho M icon and
Milledgevllle rond.utid dished over birricade
after barricade, tor several miles, w.thout tho
lore of a man. Tho last stand tho enemy madu
before lie reached Mtcon ost him four men
killed aid left on the field, and several wounded.
Two miles from M icon the column c i'im uoon
the Rebel formications, und prepared to charge
A CHAIU1R AOAINST RIROE fll'NS.
The enemy in tho works at Macon opened on
Kllputrlck's advance with all the guns in their
command. Several regiments were got in line of
battle and the Kith Ohio ordered to cargo tho
Kebi I works. The regimont advanced slowly up
the hill, under artillery lire, till the charge was
ou mild, when they dashed forward in one of the
most desperate charges of the war. Thuy
cl niliod ov. r the works, drove the artillerymen
from tight guns and naittcred their infantry sup
ports. l.ieutenant-Colonel Sanderson an 1 Cap
tain James II. lluil,rd were the first to enter tho
Looking around bewildered at their great suc
cess, and dtvUing ways and means to get those
guns awa or destroy them, the gillant 10c.li suf
fered the enemy to rally and train other guns on
the abandoned works. Of course there was n
alternative but to lull hack, and they did so.
They had demonstrated th it ctvalry could cap
ture cannon, if they could not get them oil' as
readily as intuntryiiien. The lo-ses before M icon
were very few, c mlined to the 1'ltli Onlo. Cap
tain JIMlord and one mm were captured, one
man killed, and tlx wounded.
CONVCKMINO OVtH TUB WIULH.
Kilpatrick'i telegrnph operator "got" the
Rebels at Mucou ou No. 1 wire. II s sent 'ieue
rals Ilowaru's and Kilo .trick's compliments i
tlardee, promising a call from i bom ni'xt inoru
ing. The ltehel replied tout be would relit the
.quarters lately vucited by Utoucmaa for their n e.
TUB F1CJ1IT AT aitIHWl.tlVILI.K.
General Wood's Divi-lou of tho l'i:h Army
Turps, astisied Kilpatrick's coiumand in the de
struction of the railroad towards U.ir.l.i.i. 1'ue,
enemy had come out from Ma on, and was feel
ing bis way along our tear to usceru n our force,
and, if posMhle, our line ot inarch. On tnu uighc
of the inih the cavalry pu ots on Dig luuty
creek, near UriswoMvilir, weie a tack 'd by thu
enetny, and a whole picket past captured, besides
three killed, ticnenil Wood sent up W ilcott's
hrigade of lufautry just i it tU.i i c, of time: t
top the Rebels, who were coming into the cu.up
vigorously uud In u -ug lorce.
Bciiie works were hurriedly thrown up oa thj
ea t bunk of the creek; ticliru they were co n
iiiete the en my came on at a nldaliin,- p ic wiui
loud yells, and a nharp lu'ht ensued. Ninety
Retails were killed before tneir c nu n inilcr was
coniuit to let our rear ulonu. Our luos v.is in
consider ible. i'ne liig .Sandy wai hell until
Howard's tral' s had pas d to (i )r ion, when th :
po.-uion was evacuated. Their work on the right
f ihe uriny oemg necjinp islied, K lpa'ru i.
men moved fioiu &ml hi o MidedgeviHe, on the
'J2il, pnparatory to -t;ir la,; on the greit raid fjr
the Ue.ncraiiie of our prnou is.
THE tAVALKY SL'IS i VT IOK Hll.t.l V.
On the 2 lilt of Novemt cr the cavalry coiiituaud
crossed the Oconee and c i.iipi d oa the left ot and
in acvuuce of our ami . R.itious tor a Ion,;
tnaicU had been supplied the men, and tranKpor
tation hua been c it ito'vn ro "lii!lii weight" evun
fortava'iy. On the morning of the 'J ith tue
ci iMiiuuii lit eke c .imp uud marched to Ling
bridge, oil Town ceck, ulucu had lice a destroyed
by a Reiiel rtgiinent from Sparta. The b.inks
were cat away an I a ford reached by which tuu
comiutiiid cioscu, pakaing the Ogechoe shoils,
through a donnc piue tore-it, into Warrdii cuuuty,
which was found to be very thinly settled aud
On the morning of the 2(Uh some excitement
was caused in the command By the intelligence
that Captain Kstes, A-HlnUtnt Adiutaiit-Ocneial,
nd Cnptaln llays, lotb Ohio, bad let out for
-sviicnboio with tno hundred men, having
n to proceed to tho bridge over liner creek,
'.' Wuycsboro uud Augusta brunch Railroad,
ii lsoir troy it.
Ci, Vbr j-tl.RK KII.PATR10K LOST 1118 HAT.
- else might have UlirrlCttJt.1, wee erecU.a
i j i . V 't attack was expected from
bad Character Of . , hattalion ona each from
o mggi'Sted Ins do' j ..,. . ..,...
n ii.Tcig led, and sofori ; , a cl wJlit .
wereiiottobehnirfbugt' tilua A tt,
w k .r'Jn ,,nt nP ,w0 bututllons charged
no ti'onbt about I hompso wUh d1ull re(:ilneBIlU
f 'u,P,'f ,n.,hf "'" '.uAB'iJvauee. The Rebels
'1; badakeano iiucs!i( '0-xedoar m,.n bi!k ,
mint him i anil niuin Ir11 .. .. . .
u uu uu .1Ueu.. e,, our n,.B hiCk u
t him; and UKn ix" ynl Kilpatrick, strlk
r anything in J"1 orotu Mlllen, wa
Lead. ''What will ho.ghtiugaad swif
a ui neau. "wnniwiu now :..i..i
K barroter in front of me. '(,ctl8, hi,i.t. hieh
I, said the friend he addressed iL- in
bntwbat a good-luoking iello.F0
York Cistle it panelled in at ; uA"f-
iru a good height from the groun. ier laiuuvnie
'"a sort of gangway tbeu is to thr uauawwaras
d ouiui only ice the hick of ihuairliivldon,
i k on the
TOE BERT'S CAVALRY EXPEDI
TION TO GORDONS. ILLE.
Tlio Town Strongly Dofondcd.
SHARP FIGFIT HKAU LIBEHTY
Tho Guci ilia Moooby Rcpo tcdKillcil.
., r.-., :i-., Kt., t:t., :., r.t.
Wim iikstkii, Va., December 27. I have just
returned to this place from an eih. d.iys cavalry
raid In the interior of Ka-torn Vii 'itiia.
(OMI'OKIIION OK THK liillc'K.
The expedition left here on Mo iday, the lHth
Inst. It consisted of tho 1st and 'J.I Cavalry
Divi-ions, under the respective cominindi of
llrigailiar-fienerals Kevin and I'.mell, the whole
under command of Major-OencMl Torliort, Chief
of the Cavalry Corps. The briga le comin in.lcrs
were tietierals Oilibs and l ihbetts, und C il mels
Cuphart, Kellogg, and Stagg. i noral Merritt,
the commandant of the 1st Illrblott, was detained
in camp on account of illness.
I KKI .MIA HON OK TIIK Tl OOl'S.
l'or Kevcrtil days previous to the depirturcof
the cxpeilition, pryuratioiis lor the full c pup
ment of the troops were quietly roceeded Willi,
so ns not to excite tho cuaioslt.v of the troops, or
indirectly apprise tho onomy of tue movement.
Indeed, so secretly was tho atlair conducted that
many of the oillcers who accotnp miiid it knew
nothing of its extent until a le v hours butore
num bing orders were received. The troops were
furnished with six dava' rations, ami took
one day's forago for thuir hors.'.H. The expe
dition hud no ar illery, and thu w igon tr.itispor
tatioti was confined to hospit il, ambulance, and
FRONT KOTAL RF.AfHnll.
At I'ront Royal the inhabitants gave our troops
a cool reception, if sour looks, long faces, or
pouting lips would convey Hint taiprosion. The
town itnelf presented a dilandi' d appearance,
all business being suspended bi .ho upcrallous
1 H K MARI'U BKH1 Ml;D COI II WCATHKH.
On the second day. the i'.ith hist., the reveille
wm ununited two hours before dat light. I'ne
nun got breakfast, the hor-es were fed, aol
every tblt'C got ready to march at diyligtn.
During the night previous, a h -avy Northwest
gale arose, and blew with great f try. Tins was
attended with heavy frost, whieh made the troops
IVel iinvihing but eomfortanio. A' daylight
the march cniuinenecd.U nerul l'o.beri'a lir gide,
of Powell's Divi-ion in tlie u haw. On accoit'it
of Ihe cold weather (iencral Tor -rt ordered the
troops to ride two miles aud walk one, anil t do
this alternately until the sun had warmed the
RC MORS ItKOAUOINO TH K RHIIHI.S.
On the march we learned that I. mux's cavalry
division had left Little Washing on a few dava
previous, and proceeded towards Rictim mil, and
Unit Ko-ser's Reoel cavalry division had, about
thu same time, proceeded from Ms encampment
eust of tho 1J no R'dge, an I was proceeding, via
tho Shenandoah Valley, to reinforce General
Hrcckinridge, who was then confronting Oeuo
rals Durbridge nnd Stouuiuan, on the Virginia
and Tennessee Rillrnad, lu the vicinity of Salt
ville. Some of the inhabitants sa d all the llchel
cavalry In the Tnlley nnd in Kastorn Virginia
had orders to proceed to Itlelimond, to replacn
General Wuile Hampton's cav.ory, which hid
been sent to Georgia to intercept General Sher
man. A CAPTIVE.
On the march one of our sc m s captured Cap
tain Cagnor, of tee SO h Virgin! t I titan ry. Ho
said he was wounded at tin Da tin of Ope plan
and had ju-t recovered, and wis on his way to
n join bis regiment, which was then In the vicinity
ol Staunton. He was woun lel on a splendid
sorrel hoise.and was dicssed in anew winter suit
ol grey clothes. He w is handed over to tho lea
der mercies of the provost gu t. . I, wh at once
pioceeded to disrobe him of his tine clothes, and
('uve him othtrs le-s s'.owy und oinfortaolo. His
l.orsc beiame the proicriy of Uncle Sam, and
w isturmd over to one of the troupers, whoie
animal was broken down.
cacti na of A limin ok cattle.
Ilctween Fdnt Hill and Lit lo Washington
Information was obtained that tie Rebel army
ollleers had been searching uu.t seiang ull the
txcf ci tie in the eoun'v of lta;,iihaunock, aud
di iving tt to Richmond for ti.e 'He of the army
there; and furthermore, the nl, 'lit previous, a
faeid of one hundred head hud teen kept there
aim were then pro ceiling le their desfnation,
and were only a few miles in advance of us. On
tl.ls Information fieiietal I'owel' give orders to
(itnerai Tibtietts to send font at la squidrouof
troops to overtake and cmtur-i the cattle at all
han.ard.suud II possible t icapUi e the party guard
Captain I'anon, of thu 2 1st N'ew York, was
placed in ch irge of tuu dctu h uent, and in five
minutes was i U ou u brisk ti '. to comply with
his oulcr. He was soon out otV tut of tho tnaln
column. After tiuvedni; sevcta ...Ilea, he learned
that the herd bad been di iveti to the woods, as
those guarding thcin had h.' U apprised of our
lipprouch. He soon found ou' in hiding phi :e,
move the guards away, and in ;t 'e.iv hours afterward-joined
the main colu iiii ',i,li his bony la
mine iu:iii i s c.vi t i
At Spcnyvilie we captured m
loiignig to ihe (ith Virginia Cat
ciuvhi with arms :u taeir h. i
reijitercd at'n r Iteing ovcrpo.,,.
slu ed that Ito-ser'- a id I in "
lieeu consolidated and pla d
iiiund ot the former. Its desu
been it lorred to.
ral lt'i'iels ba
' y. i'hey wore
, and only sur
'..i's cavalry ha I
in Icr th i c co
lon has ulready
Mo vi; M kn ra of Tit i:
Define piocfedit g cu this :
foi uiation wa. received of r-e
ei etey. Jackson's lirigi le
i i: m v.
i irch, reliable Iti
'lovciiiettts of tue
rep irted at
M. id son Court House, uud .M Catislaud's Hit.
gaiie at Creighsville, only a lew i liius iu advance,
und the Heoels whom ate tr oi pursued the
i.iytit rrev.ous waa tils outer i'l
ral Torbeit, tiniier tlu-se ctre .m
foiwiird ihe column; bin, us
progress was necessarily si w.
ict p ist. u ttio
'au -es, ha.tene l
lore stated, our
Ou re.i liii.g t.'reigluville ac came upon the
cstnp hied M'dNiis and Hal ttrea'c 1 from in
the morning. Tho camp lir era still burning,
and huv and' ci ru whu h hi I 'wen foil to Uis
liurio a laying ou the groitu I. r'roiu the up
lautuiice uf the camp there w no doubt he left
in a hurry. At Creignsvil e 'he coin nn w is
ha ted lor u few moiiiuuts to rest thu ni"U and
horses. Utncrul Powell's Divi.-ion was ordered to
encamp for the night; butUeueral Divliis' Divl.
slon was ordered to proceed to Madison Court
House, which was six miles distant. Colonel
Stugg's Michigan Brigudo had the advance.
HKHK.r. TICKETS U tVC'OUNTIi UBU.
When within a mile of their destination for tho
night they met the Rebel pickets, when desultory
akniiiibhiiig commenced, our troops driving the
enemy back upou their main coin inn in thu
suburbs of the town. The Rebels were soon iu
the saddle, and made the best defense they could
against our troops ; but Colonel Sugg advaueed
his column at a charge on a gallop through the
town, driving Ihe Rebels iu retreat, killing aud
wounding thirteen of them, Including a major
ami a caputiu.
The former was mortally wounded, and died
the next morning. Only two or three of our mini
were wounded. From Creighsville the Rebel
(icncrul McCausland and bis troops retreated to
Scajinaid.-vills, where be left all bis brukcu-down
hemes and sick men, and put his army in order
for righting or retreating, as circumstances might
Ar-rBAKANCll OF MADISON COl'BT 1101 Sit.
The fourth day's march was led by Powell's
Division. The day was clear and cold and the
roods very slippery. At Madison Court House
Ihe appearance of things indicated that the busi
ness men of the towa had left iu a hurry, and
took such persoual citocu a they could trauapurl
away with them. The postmaster retreated with
a portiou of the letter is his charge, bat left
soma to be seized by our troops. Home of these
were letters of affection and love, many of them
wnt ten lu rather bad chlrograpby. These letters
went tlit) rouudi of the column, and afforded a
fund of amusement to the men.
From Madison Court Ilonse the army pro
cedd oa tu pit toward! Liberty HUD. On
r achire a point a few miles fr to ti e for n r
plate, where ihr road intereeted tho roi i t
St innntdsvi le, General Powell I : ncr. d hi tho
mnrks on the snow that a column f Id 'o-l
In tsemen were in advance uf bun. I'ltt rtVs
lir prrs-ion heoidrrul Gen' ral Tihh'U's llpgole
lo Lurry fornard a'nl overake th 1 eticin v, and
rrttato h in until the Hum co'iimu rung on.
Tibt et's wns S' on on a brisk trot, nnd in a few
mintitc" a't'T Phots were hiard In f on'.
An aida e-c imp soon catne to the re ir an 1 s id
rinr itilvance was pt gngti g tlio renrguard of t'-o
Ciierriv. (b rernl Torbert was tipu s-d of the
CiMiiotior of affairs, und he sent forwird Ciptaoi
Moore, his ntd de camp, with orders to pusu and
tight Die cm my with gor. The whole ru mini
was tin n o deicd to listen forward. As u ml
Viiii"i d a li w lie. ol anil wounded Kebcls inille.i'e I
the point w here tho rticmy were met. G.uieral
Tllibnts, in the advance, obeyed Ins ordurs to tlio
letter, nnd lo:loed the enemy to a point wlnve
the bridge eros-es the it iimi1.ui river tjl.ibry
'I be enemy rctre.ite 1 over the briil and (ire
it almo-t iii-tiiiit.incouily, U't u-e our h-Ivs i -o
guard t ou ill pri v. nt it. 1 his fact for a time put
an end to ihe pnr-uit. The enciny, utter buriiing
the bridie, tooK po-ition behind e irth v irks on
the south Mile of the nv. r. The tup .grao'iv ot'
the country on both sides of the river is ot a iitllf
chnrac i r, the slope leading to the rver lie mr
very pie i i'oiis. I!ihindihe-e arthvorks the
enemy hud tio pieces of artillery, fr irn which
tht y tired shot and shell in rapid S'ic -es-i m oa
our troops. Happily for our men, thu shots were
poorly served, and went from a ipi liter to a h ilt
a mile hrtntiii our co num.
Genetal fitilictts, as soon as the hridcew i
burned, macd the main part of the bit Mdo
ui iler covt r of a hill, und threw forward skir
mishers In from to engage the cm uiv un'il fur
ther orders from lien, nil Torbert. As soon as
Ihe latter ( til -cr arrived he ordered a r et ais
sum e to be maile of the enemy's numbers I
position, and also lo learn 1 1 1 . pus lion of tho
fords where he might eileet a crossing of his army.
This was done after careful examination and in
quiry. One ford on the right, one mde aid a ha f
from the bridge, wasdi-eovered, and a s- eond one
wim found about .1 nines to Hie lelt uf the oinUc.
Generul Torbert imiueili oely gave orders to Geu
eral 1 evins to cross one lirig i,le of his du ision
on the right whileoiiohrigadeof Powell's Division
cross, it to the left. Colonel Keo,g' slirig ule
was icleeted by the former and Colonel C iptiart's
llripmlo by tho hitter. Colonel Kellogg ford-d
the river without opposition, fornii d Ins mm iu
line of battle on thes.uth liank of th- river, an 1
then proceeded in the direction of the enemy,
who were formed In lino about half a tu le di d int.
Coloiicl ('aphart's lirigadc to. t with little or no
opposition In crossing tlio river on the l-ft, nnd
captured the enemy's pickets di fcuJing the lord,
it was so neir dark.
General Devins had met the encmv, an t aftsr
a brief but sharp tight iu the s id lic, the enemy
fell back. This was, no doubt, pirtially has
tened by Caphait's tnovi ui' tit on the lef , as the
enemy tould see that both his Hunks were threat
ened, and unless he retreated, his army would be
all killid, wounded, or captured.
KTUKAT OP TUB HI III I.S.
Colore' Caphart's llrigade atta kc 1 the IL 'bel
works near Liberty Mills, and a Ivanccd las skir
mishers und column a-ain-t a heavy tire of the
almost ci m ealed enemy, lie push d forward
Willi vigor, and shortly after data had driveu the
enemy from his works, and was porsuing hiul
doivu tin- Orange Court House road, lie then
formed bis column fir a charge by s.iua Irous,
composed of t tie 1st Virginia Cavalry, Li. iitenaiit
Colonel I'.. Caph.irt, of fie 1st New York C iv
alry, Colonel Aduius, and the '-Id and .'Id Virginia
The charge was coiumencod nt dusk, nnd from
the time tho order to forward was given, the
enemy beat an inglorious retreat, throwing away
their arms und equipments, and running for dear
life. Colonel Kellogg, oil tlio right, w is not idle,
but fought tl e enemy until after dark, until the
Rebels were driven back in confusion.
Three brigades of our army were held in re
serve ou the north side of the river, their services
not being required. Our troops encamped for the
night, pursuit of the enemy being deemed im
practicable. tub kcoilh op vitrrotiY.
The next morning, imon examining the ba'.tlo
ground, tho two pieces of artillery which tho
Rebels hud plied so vigorously the day previous
were found luaswuiup near the G udonsvilio
pike; the ammunition chests were full of powder
and shell ; the implements were cotnpleto, and
the horses hitched a few feet from the guns.
It was hero ascertained that General Lotnix
took command of the Rebels on the day of thu
battle, nearly ut tbe closeof the light, aud assured
his troops that two divisions of infantry would
arrive at Gordonsville from Kic.htuond the follow
ing morning, to reinforce thetu.
OOHDONBVII.I.I STKONOl.Y IlBpFNTIKU.
Parly the day after tho battle General Torbert
seut Colonel Kellogg's llrigade towards Oordoas
vdle, when teaehiug a point within two miles uf
the town he discovered the enemy, with cavalry
and infantry, iu force, ou each side of the narrow
gapthiougu which the road passes. The posi
turn was a very strong natural one.
Colonel Kcllokg engaged the enemy while ho
examined the enemy's position, and reported
that the Rebels could not lie driven with the force
at our command. It was further ascertained that
the promised reinforcements from Richmond h id
arrived that morning. General Torbert, under
these circumstances, determined to retrace his
steps, and in the afternoon commenced his march
TUB KK.TLRN MAItCIt
to Madison Court House was very diillcult. The
road was slippery, mid the horses were constantly
lulling and throwing tueir rl lurs. Prom ifi.s
ruuse severul soldiers had their limbs broken, and
chers receiv.'d severe contusions. The tilth mgut
thu comma eiicimpcd at Madison, and next
morning proceeded via James City to llixlcy ville.
MOSItllV'S CltlllSTHAS IlINNlitl CAlTtl 11 lit).
After li avlng Rlxlcy ville, on the south si lo of
the Hazel river, wa camo to a house wU-ro the
liuly was preparing a Christinas dinner for a com
pany ol fifty of Moseby's gang of robber and
murilciers. The chickens and turkeys were
roasting on the spit, tif'ty mln oe-pios, not to spo ik
of jellies and jams, were lying iu profusion on tho
taUles. when lo, tho Yankees ciuie and coulictei
tbecuiblce. On further search lil'iy pair of new
mil t'irv p nits were found, and these, to), wore
confiseuted on account of the Government.
At another house in proximity to the a ho v.) one
hundred pair of new cavalry bojts were I'juud
uud uppTupnutcd by our men.
Til H Kt.lILL CONSLlUrnOV.
Iii passing through Mtdlson lty the advent of
our troops was lulled with delight, as the Rebel
conscitpiiug ollli ers wer' then se Hiring that dis
trict, loicmg ull tho able bodied men to tight
whether th y wdl or not. Many of thei conseripta
begged uf our Cummandiug General to allow
them and their request was grimed to a.:
compauy our army to ttie North, where tuey
promised to tuko tue oath ot ullegi incj t) thu
(iuverniueii', aud in future to oe -,od aud loyal
MOSF.IIY KKI'oIlTKI) KII.I.KI..
Tn Rtippahannock, Matlison, uud Culpeper
counties 1 learned that Colonel Mosetiv' was
wounded about ten duys ago, by a Federal scout,
w Idle i lie former was eutlng his dinner ut a home
In 1' all lux couuty. The party who di l.the sho itiug
was not uware who it was be bud wound :d, but
was led to suppo.-e by tlio lady of tho house that
lie was a Rebel lieutenant. The soldier took
Moseby's boots, aud then took a hasty departure.
I have this statement with a slight doviition in
detail from thoso dill'urcnt sources, all of which
combined csttiblishos the fact that Moseby is dead
On the return march from Madison to Warr-n-ton
1 left tho column ut thu latter place. Wo
completed the destruction of large quantities of
buy uud corn, and confiscated cattle. We ex
changed our poor horses for good ones, and de
stroyed evoiyihiug aud unythiug that could bo
used for military purposes by the enemy. At
Wurrcnton the cotnmuud was divided.
The 1st Division was to proceed to Winchester
via Salem, Oakhlll, Paris, through Ashhy's Gap,
und thence via Millwood. The '2d Division,
under General Powell, would proceed via New
Jiultituore, White Plains, Middleburg, and Snick
eisvillo, through Snicker's Gup, cross the Shenan
doah, and thence via Pcrryville to W inchester,
destroying all forage on the road, aud driving oil'
KUN.MMu FIGHTS WITH TUE 0UURII.LAS.
From Warrenton, with an escort of one hun
dred picked men of the First Virginia Cavalry,
the detachment under command of CajiUina bel
or, Howe, and Uohn, we took the route via Sa
lem, Oakhlll, and Paris, aud thence through
Ashby's Gap. Near Salem we commenced to
meet guerilla patties, who increased in numbers
as we progressed, and, for a distance of thirty
miles, we kept up a running fight with the enemy,
latterly against great odds. At times we were
attacked on front, flank, and rear, but always
driving the euemy. Ihe Shenandoah river is
very high, and was swelling, and I apprehend
tbe army will experience diiUculty la fording the
SKSl its or Tim sxpfditioh.
Tbe escort left Warrenton at a quarter past
8, and arrrived at Winchester at 3 O'clock P. M.,
muking tbe distance of fifty-eight miles la eleven
hours and three-quarters. Oa tho trip w passed
through ti e retinites r,f I'rrd' rh-V, ( I .rk, Wir.
r r, liiippsh irma-k, V id is- n , ) utiirr, Cup ;T,
Fsiiqu i r. and I nndon. The risub of the rxp1
ditii n sl ows i one nsively that all the isi ui'ir 11
K irtn Virgin a north of the Virgin! i C-ntr.il
Ral road tire virtually In our os ssion.
I miq'ili r ronnty Is t ow thr gr. ii rcn lerons
ot Mo i I y's ra' ir. I very utile lMei-il man Is a
vuirda and evetv bo-is., a r-fMgi for them.
I i'l x have clur. d ex . ro ina'lon to all tlu Van
k s tlo v l anturo, unit th-v ho d their prison rs
In colli b noil. I ,et (his Intoriri i i 1.1 from the
J'loplc of Unit 1 oll'itv.
IMF t'lsi: i usiti i r or oru iitoors.
I he ci loliiet of i or Iro s under the frvini?
elf uii'sini i ei and rt;ioines i'e v uer- sub
ject towns ,( the in st trus;wor:'y ehita-ter,
aid Ihe niaiiti-etreit of th. hec rxp-d'tion
refli cts creibi on the commnn-lttig genera! .
T II it I A si a t r 1 1
Tl e fo'loaing is a .itti.il ll-t of the Clsiil.'i' s
on Hie trip
I u litre ant A . V, li'i'.t'ii. 1", 7i'i 1". tin y 1 ana
S.r-esct James Niehohon, C D, M It luu
pybatiia Cav div, morta Iv.
S, igea- t llionias II. M. stliiinphr, C 11, I -t
Pi nn- v snia Ciivali v, moil ill v.
liugler .Lime- It I- iy, I' i. V :1 1 Vtr 'liii i, !.. ..
Alia rf Itiirrcll, f 'o. I ', I I'h Fe nn-1 1 vam i, l g.
Jos Cvp' rr t o r, I l h Pnin-v Y.m; a l ie .
filw Watkllls, Co. It, I itu IV oi-vlr iii i, M '.
M us.ii ion Jniiici I ondon, .0 ti irgitn 1 1' nab v,
The list cf th" I ir' is no' e-n' r i - I in t'a
above. 'I heir princl,ial lc-s ... m no '.' I 'i Penn
sylvania ( 'iv.- try, wliic.i I "l three a .'. ul
rao.M sT.;D3ain "
A I'rovlsloiutl lrrsld.iit rtn,nai4l Vlir
litin ut 1'rcaldf.nl lulimfi II I 1 ml.
Ilil lo ilie l.tlr I'hs lliliulailritiia
Mill riulilliiK I lie Kpitnlalt
From St. Domingo papers just revived in this
city we aro enabled to gather Interesting Inf ur
ination about the war raging on the i-l.in I. The
ieo e are still ti-htlng with utilliu lung cour:i..i'
and hopitulness to drive away the S,iauiti
invuiiers, nnd regain their violated nation ilny.
A mani'vsin entitled " I'he Pea-e." has ainu aired
nt St Domingo, und has been wdely i ircila -d.
It insists upon a rcc itu t on of the in.le en.t nee
of St. Domingo us the loiin.hi loii ol any treaty
At u meeting of tho principal olll-ia's of St.
Domingo, they had formally repudiated the pro
visional Prcsuleiit, General Salcdo, and in his
place had appointed as President. General 'Itspar
Polunco. 'the sohlicis of ttie Domiuican army
joined in this miiVemcnt. After his elueti'iii, ttie
new I'lTsiil. nt issued the following prncl mi llion
to the troops and tnaiiib -to to the pe iple :
"(illll, ColNIHY, ANII J.I HKKTY !
"Gnspar Polan General of Division, President
ot thu Provistoual Goveinmeuf.
"H v.n II Ksro.
"The crneral wl'l of the people nnd the unani-nii'U-
accluiiiiittoti of tint li ii ra'.ihg iirmv have
chosen me to tid tho first magisiriey ol the State,
disavowing t'.o authority winch was ex reised I t
one year by General .lose Antonio Sal edo. The
sulvniion ol my country fur s one time demanded
a return', nnd only under the pressure ot this
convieticn 1 determined lo lead the movement
which brought it forward, free from ull personal
"1 wish that the popular election for the Presi
dency should not have nil leu npou me; and ir I
have submitted to it, I b tve done si ou'y to give
a proot of my obedience to the sovere gn will of
my fellow i iii.cn, accepting tt as a new suiTUic i
for their sake, and ready to c infirm thistru'ti
thu nay on which the National Convuntlon will
meet, before whieh 1 shall surrender tho power
with which 1 have beeu Invested.
"The whole n ition well knows the ctuses that,
have led to the, deposition of General S deed i, for
in no other way his presence in the Government
could have spread so general a discontent, lint
I cannot refrain from mentioning tliuni, both for
my own satisfaction and for tho purpose of saving
tlio Dominicans from uuy unjust stigma they
may I e branded with by their enemies.
"1'or some time the glorious Restoration initi
ated on the With of Augi,st, for the purpose of
expelling Sputii-h despotism from our soil, hail
lost tho vigor of tho first days. To the incredible
victories, to the purtcn ousdeeds of arms, had sti
Cvriied discouragement aud inaction, while such
a sta e ot decuy animating the hopus of our ene
mies, was Inducing them to coiu ciio the possi
bility ol conquering us. Aud it could not be
tittuTwiee, lor the first magistrate of the nation,
always distant from the scat of Government, was
unadvisedly destroying its IksI measures and
annulling them without regard.
"Much conduct, occasioning embarrssrnent,
difficult to be surmounted, constantly obstructed
the match of tho revolution, and while there ox
lited an executive lu the field and another in the
capital, there was in reali'y no Oovuruin mt at
all. Geuerul Saleedo thought, also, tint he
would deserve the titlo of magnanimous iu tole
rating the excesses of thu Spmiards, whilst this
culpable tolerance, when energy was a duty,
caused the nc.ikei lug of public, spirit ; thus in
voluntarily constituting himself a candidate of a
reaction w bich, although it could not be success
ful, might place the country in great dinger.
"His thirst for popularity frequently moved
General Saleedo to make abuudnut iisues of
psper money, always opening the will of his
colli agues lu the Govirntnent for the purpose of
buv It g at a h'gh price the goo.l.wdl of a few,
thus incr 'using the discredit of our curroner, ami
totally dMlroying the basis ot our financial sys
tem "Alnavs persisting In tho idea of annulling tho
acts of his colleagues, hu destreyed tho G ivern
Bient created on the l lthot Septetu'ier, Piti.'l, by
popular elections, because, in the exorcise of its
f. i times it, had continued tlio sentence of death
which the court-martial hud pronoitn-ed against
a convicted and confessid traitor thus constitut
ing himself as supreme dictator of tho nation,
without consulting its nil.
"Ho arbitral ily created a cubiner, and assuming
the rights of a people who light lor their liberty,
curtailed this aud misled the national Oplul in ;
but bis dictatorship, cureless of the administra
tion of public allairs and to ally absorbed in his
personality, was It aving to ermn ilo. lirtlu by lit
tle, the grand work of tbe ltitti of August, while
lie w is indulging in frit o'o is amusements and
pleasures, which s ained the dignity of tho people
whose representatives he had ignored.
"The present representatives of tlio Spanish Go
vernment, wlio, In view of so many blunders, came
to conceive the po-sihili'y of a diplomatic and
niilituiy surprise, initiated negotiations of peace,
and Generul Saleedo, anxious lor it, sent a co.n-luis.-ion
to Mouto Chri.sti comp. sed of General A.
Duiijm, Julian It. Curiel, Pablo Kaijol, Pedro A.
Piinci tel and Colonel M. II. Ohjl . A tew coo
f nces were held with Li.utciiaut-Geiieral Don
Jose de la (iaiiilara, whose bad faith, detcc ed by
the commissioners, caused them to st ip sho' t all
n. gotiution and return to the 1) iminlc in ca up,
giving the cry uf ulai in.
"decern! SiIcluo, lulled by the hopes of pence,
had completely neglected tho cantons ne ir Monte
Christi ; and although the utt tmle of tho people
nnd the echo of that alarm Induced hi in to pub
lish a warlike ull ciition, lie com eived, neverthe
less, the Idea of sending another c immlhce.
which, while it showed Ills weakness towards
the enemy, would humiliate the uational dignity.
In the midst of these delays and negligence,, lie
was surprised by this popular movement, which
occasioned his downfall, aud the patriots, reas
sured by this uct, are ngaiti animated by that
revolutionary vigor which the circumstances
demand. I nave cheerfully endeavored to direct
them, convinced of the necessity of such a re
form ; by it tbe Dominican nationality has boon
intoned; it has given now guarantees of triumph
to our cause; It bus saved our liberty. Should
Spain insist in her purpose of subjugating the
people 1 represent, and war Itocomua inevitable,
greater will he our glories. If she desires peace,
tha road to It is clear.
"The Dominicans repel her dominion; let her
desist iu her desire to force it upon them. My
presence in the Government is tho expression of
the national mind, which has no object but the
expulsion of common enemy, aud there-establishment
of order, vigor, economy in the finances,
regularity and method in tho service, activity ami
perseverance in the work of restoration upon
which the Dominican people have decided.
"I believe I have performed my duty in making
this exposition and announcing my programme.
Let the Impartial world be the judge of the facts.
"Santiago, October li, lHtll, A. D., 21st of tho
ludepeudence, aud 2d of the Restoration.
Tresident Polauco appointed a new cabinet and
issued stringent regulations, refusing lo receive
into his lines deserters.
by a decree, dated tbe 19th of October, all the
titles and treatments belonging to mouarchical
governments are abolished, as inconsistent with
the Republican system. Tbe formula, "Uod
preserve you many years," (Oiotguartie a. r. wn
duji anns) Is ordered to be substituted by lua
Of "God and Liberty."
To raise money for the continuing the war
against invasion, the Dominican Uoverumeut had
issued bonds and paper money, which were lukea
by the people.
J I I (i 1 1 1 i V I M POtTTA'
THE ATTACK ON
The Project Abandoned.
OUR FLEET AND TROOPS
They Arrive at Fortress
iM'litl to Ttir Kvriilnar Trleirrtiptl.
Washington, Dcciintbcr X1lri.nl infor
mation li.-ui lire 'i received ut the War Depart
ment, that our naval ami military firrea
ojeruiliig ncniiiHt Wilmington have; been
willidt.iwn, and uro now at Fortress Monroe,
I. A1F.lt AIIVII IS.
WAMIlNilTn.V, D.citnlr -N, 1 I. M.
C olonel ( ilfiitt Ins arrived hero its bivircr of
ilt spatclics from (iencral Under, who, with
portions of the L'lilt and "."itli Army Corps,
has arrived safely with most of rot ter's siitm
il foil , Iii Hampton Konds.
T he niiHU of tin' withdrawal of our Meet hits
not jet Ih imi fully cNplalned. Admiral I'or
ttT snyH In bad good reaaom for tin; step,
iilllimigli Ira fleet was all lie could have
wished lor the work. Colonel Olcott says
flic troupn l.unlcil met willi a sovcri! repulsi)
in the rear of the fort, nnd our attempt to
blow tip the woik called Fort Fisher failed.
i (I.M-1HM ATlllN.
lie I i iliiloii AumIiinI it 1 1 nil i it ia
W libilrnw u.
T: 'AS A I. no I'rttt.
Wamiimiton, December '!. Olllclul In
foniiallon htm been received nt tint War De
partment tlmt our naval and military forces
opcrntitti ni;alnst WilmlfiRton, North Caro
linn, have lavn withdrawn, and aro now at
TO-DAY'S WASHINGTON NEWS.
Sprolul Despatches to KvenlitR Tolernph.
Wahiiinoivim, December Jf.
The Treasury Department Intends to havo paid
on the 1st of January all outstanding requisitions
up to December 1.
Allhongb tl Is sUtod authoritatively that the
Secretary of tho Treasury has taken no final steps
Inclosing the subscription to tho ten-forty loan,
the circulars to the national banks, ordering them
to stop the sale of tbe bonis after the 31st, were
certainly in print.
Ikrapnlrh ftont Kent tn Butler.
Immediately on the appearance in the New
York painTS of the details of the force of Butler's
expedition, and his plan to blow down Fort
J'isliir, a despatch boat was sent to Now Inlet to
apprise him of tbo unpatriotic betrayal of his
plans to the Rebels.
Thfi Dnnlilsulfty Court-Jitrtli.
The Douhleday Court of Impury Is ordered
substantially to hurry up tho N'urtb trial, and do
jtisiico among tho thieves in the Philadelphia
Navy Yard. It is said that a Idoi kudo-runner
whose trial has just been coucludcd by the Judge
Advocate, but who has not yet been sentenced,
bus alreaJy tbe promise of the executive clem
ency. The CmnpnlKn In Clearsjrln.
The joy at getting thirty-three thousand bales
of abandoned cotton, iu abandoned Savannah,
begins to be tempered with aa estimate of the
value of the loss of the fifteen thousand troops
and urtilli ry that Hardee was allowed to march
olfwltb. These troops have got to be fought by
us ut Charleston or Richmond, or a'otig the way
to both cities. It is nw thought Ihe cotton will
baldly butuueo our account current with them to
the end of tho w ar.
I'rlNOiiera mt War.
There yet languish in Itctx l slaughter-pens of
the Amlcrsonvlilo pattern, fifty thousand of our
Northern soldiers, (it the htitidied tlion-inl
Rebel prisoners In comfortable and well-warmed
barracks, those at I'.lmlia receive ten cents a
day for their labor, in making their quarters
more healthful and comfortable. Those at I'uint
Lookout receive for siunUr labor, whisky and
tobicco rations. To all, every where, vog'Uhles
are regularly Issued, and to most blankets have
.nicril Shrriunn art Ihe War.
A letter from General Nhermun is in town,
which Irea's Incidentally of o ir Ad u nistr ition
Of the war, and thu prospects ol the llohcoiou,
and which closes with a sentence that clangs
ou manly ears with tho ring of a viking's
sword leaping from Its scabbard "M y Idea is
that eciy young and middle ;i'ed man otiht to
be pn ud of the chance to light lor the Integrity of
the country. I would like to see all trade and
commerce absolutely cease until this coulliet tt
over; and all who can fight, and wont light,
ought to bo killed or banished; and those who
wont support those who do tight should be lo
nutioualied.' Mexleau Allaire.
Official despatches received hero from M;xloo
state thut l'rcsidcnt Juarez entered tho City of
Chlhuuhuaon the 12th of October last, having
met with a very cuihusiostie reception from the
people of thut city, as well as from the iiihalit.iuts
of other towns in that Bute.
Tbe Mexican President had intended to esta
blish his residouce in the city of Durango, after
thut city was occupied by the National forces.
Hut tbe French having obtained a victory at
Estautucla on the 10th, the Mexican amy bad
to withdraw to Chihuahua.
President Juaroi Is there, busily engacd la
organising another army to carry on more eill
c.ently tho war against the invaders, lie. writes
to a friend of his in this city in the most hopeful
The general Impression In Mexico appears to
he that Maximilian's rule has so many obstacles
In its way that It cannot stand mora than six
months, even ia case the Mexican patriots should
be hereafter as unfortunate as hitherto. Maxi
milian has set aslds lbs Church party, which was
the means by which hs went to Mexico, and has
tailed two of its principal leaders,
lie wishes to conciliate th Liberals, but in that
he will certainly full, aud he will remain without
any hold on th Mexican people. Ills principal
trouble Is, Just now, his waut of money, aud of
credit to borrow any.
CONTINUED PURSUIT OF HOOD.
Our Troops Following Up
f X.03 ADVAM'E ON 'tUKT.:Nf SSi:i:.
Naiivim,k, December 27. The a.vrico of
our army was, on Sunday right, twsnty.one
liii'CS moth ot Columbia, ubotlt half way hmWWi1
that place and Iho Tennessee river. The toiie,
on account of tho heavy ruins, are nearly Imps.
Hood Is steadily retreating before our ad
vancing troops. I'ri-oners who have deserted are
luirg brought in every day. Two hundred
reached here yesterday. Il is reported that Hood
intends to reach the Tennessee rivsr near the
mouth of tho lilk river, Oincml Thomas having
fon t d him considerably to the cast. Tho mili
tary stithoritiis consider thu situation us very
Ituilioud and telegraphic commnnicafion Is
opi n to Columbia nn the Tennessee and Alabama
rivers, and the road will soon be in running order
to Chattanooga. The river is at a shnd, with 1M
feet on thu shoals.
TIIK. VIISIOI HI I.KIilSI.ATI'llK.
.Ii i itnsoN City, Missouri, December 2(i. The
two Houses of Legislature met this morning, a
ipiorum of members being present in each House.
Mr. l'aytie, of Jackson, was appointed Speaker
pro trm, and Mr. Guilt appointed Clerk pro l'in.
The roll of members elect was then called and
sixty-five inombers answ.red to their Dames.
Those present presented their credentials and the
oath of i fill a was then ndmini-torcd by Judgo
Hegg. Tbo House then adjourned till H) o'clock
A. M , to-morrow.
The Senate temporarily organl.cdby thecholee
of Mr. I.sing as President pro lent.
St. Loeis, December 27. W. I.. Lovelace, of
Montgomery county, was elected Speaker of the
House to-day, and Mr. Dyor Chief Clerk, by
acclamation. Doth aro radicals.
Arrival wflhe-t'lly of ttublla."
Nf.w Yohk, December 2fl. The steamer dry
ef Dublin nrrived at this port to-day. Her ad
vices have been anticipated.
DtnrkrtK ly Teleu:riii.
IlAi.TtuoKa, Decemlier 2H. Klour quint; salos
ef Wr.lf rn s&tra st Stl-'.'a; ll.mioa Htreet nliporlliie St I .
II hrm wry .lull ; Southern rial, ft id. Turn very dull;
mw Htr', It S'i; yellow, St lis. Whist iluli; tulct at
$.' I. In ? :i:t lirnerli's (lull und nominal.
NrwYona, December 2s. Cotton quiet at US;
Flour if 'Il snil tiiuiilnalty .Vielll cetes Ihwit ; sslet ut 7,ihh)
hi. I . t fi s.v.i 1 1 . r. r Htals; SIUSViuSII Tor Ohio. nj
Su-nirnSli lor Houttisrn Wleut ttull snS nimuullv
lia.ac. lowsr. Corn, dull sua h 'avy ai H asuj ll isi.
Il,-i f iintl Pork, llrm ut f lo at.aif tr?.', for new t.tnf.
'Mih t. In I unehnneil. w hliln.), dull ; lullurs atk $J iKiy
$.' r while huMert ofler $i ti.
Nkw Yoiik, December 2S. Stocks are dull
aut ttesilv I'hlesso and Kaek Island, llV.itf : riujiber
Ustl rrch-rrsd. Mlelilyan Hoichttrn. 7l'4': New
rk Oiiiral, tl4tk; IVminv IvsnU Coal, S.'i; HestliiiK,
Ills,; Hudson Rir. Ilfitil Virsmla tls. S": Erie.!1,;
Trratntv 7 :t os. I'ielli; Ons Vfr CnrtJfle nt., tsli;;
Cntiiiont InsI, lllB; Klve-Twenllss, IliKV; Teil-lorUos,
IMS. Hold uiuuea st 217 and li now lisi,.
W'edneiday was the shortest day of the year
tbe son rlsiug at 7 21 and setting at 4 3(1.
There aro now 1'2 JH4 patients in tholhospltals
of I'lilludclphla and ilnity.
i Prmtice thinks a young fndy should rival an
oyster in her antipathy to rakes.
A toralist says he could slug "Away down
the Old Tar titer," if he could only get the
Sim June, 1W2, there have been over 11,000
patiei.ts admitted into the army hospital at York,
I'a.; l.'i.H died, and Wl still remain.
Thirteen hundred prisoners, captured by
Cent ral Thomas in Tennessee, arrived at Camp
Douglas on Thursday.
We find it slutsd that tho Eastern Railroad
Company are having their coal-bnrnlr.g locomo
tives changed to burn wood, and that the s uno
course Is being adopted on tbe liotton and Maine
Two young ladies of Hartford, Connecticut,
have sent an elegant embroidered silk flag to
General Edward McCook, of General Thomas's
General Cheatham long since promised bis
troops thut thiy rhould soon tread the streets of
Nashville ; and spoke truly ; at least a thousand
of tbrm have done so under guard.
The J.lfo of Meutenant-Gonaral Thomas J.
Jackson, by Professor Dabney, of the Union
Theological Seminary, Virginia, has appeared in
London. It is advertised as being "from au
thentic source's." It appears also with "addi
tions," by Her. W. Chalmers, A. M., who Is, we
beieve, pastor of one of the I'resbyterian churches
Th war in Missouri Is now being carried on
to extermination. No prisoners are taken. If
a "buihwbuckcr Tleb" meets a Union soldier,
one or the other dies. In many places tke in
habitants are formed Into a society, whose object
It is lo ut out of tho way all bushwhackers; by
Hut means, they hope to restore the Slate to
The Liakport lu announce! tho death of an
eccentric iudividtial named William C'oiley.lu the
Lower Village. lie lived alone, kept a grocery,
and willed his property, valued at 18 O K), to bis
rt latiies in Kiigiaud. Ho keht hit specie la an
old boiler, buried in tbe cellar. Among the
d' posits in this private vault were fifty thousuud
three-cent pieces. How many millions of coin
as thus boarded in vurlous parts of Ihe country.
A teisi.t act of Congress makes it necessary
Hut all American vessels shall b measured on
cr Ufure tbe 1st of Jaauary.lSiio.and the tonnage
to be conspicuously carved or otherwise inscribed
on the luuln beam of the veisel. Neglect to
comply with this requisition will place the vessel
cr yetse's beyond the protection of the Govern
ment, to says the New Bedford Slnndnrd.
The Diiector-Oenersl of Cusbtus has Just
published complete returns showing th trailla
between France and foreign nations during th
year Wi'i. It appears from those returns that
the general trade of r ratiro during that period
amounted to 6,'.oo,oi,oodf. in real value. Those
figures show an increase of (iOj.ouo.iK) if., or 11 per
cent. In the official value as compared with Iho
preceding year, and of 811,no0,ixf., or It per
cent, in th real value.
A lawyer, somewhat disgusted at seeing
Couple of Irishmen looking at a sU sided build
ing which he occupied, lifted up th window, put
hi bead out, and oddrassed thtia thas;
"What do yon stand ther for, lik pair of
blockheads, ga.lng at my ol'dce i Do you take, It
for church )"
"Katx," answered one of them, "I was thlukln'
So, till the dlril poked his head out th windy,"
LATEST MAK1SE IXTELLICEKE.
CUCillD TBI MOSIIIUfl.
Brie Ultra Bsrnard, lurti, M. W. rus, Workotsa O.
ywaf U.tt. ImSs. '!. sisriulk, K. A, B.a Ca.
Rblnt Aattrsila, rrsm ,. York. SnS Mtw Kaflaal,
froia l'siuavola, ca la Uui Cs ua eunlax.
Dsrii-n ki or tui "Citt lea Boat." Th
City Ici Boat, Captain Schellinger, left Lombard
street at 12 M., with the ship VuUtvator, (or i'ort
lionauciu, Florida, in tow.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Ornri w ti r.,ismTiif .ii V- -Wntns.iUj,
The Stock Market continues dull and unsettled,
with tho excepdon of Cool Oil shares, which rj 1
the most active stockt on tbe list. Government
bonds are firmly held, but there is less doing;
0 '.'ns sold at WK ; new 7-30, at OT ; and 10-4 )f
In inns nt in.1;, which is sn advance; US was bid
for (is of 1HN1 and 121 asked for old 7 33s ; Penn
sylvania As aro selling at 01.
Kollroad shares continue vory dull, with sales
ofVninsylvania nt fit; Catawlssa romman at
Hi; and Philadelphia and Krlo 2X; 11? was bid
forCumilen nnd Atnboy ; 414 for Little RchuyU '
kill; 'iTi for Philadelphia arid Oermantowti; 57
tu iviMuiiifc, i'l iui -i tji i u i cmisyivauia; ei ir
Iliieh Valley; nnd .171 for Catawlssa preferred. '
In City rasscnger Mailway shares there It no
material charge to notice. Se-ond and Third
W at f.S ; li was bid for Fifth and Sixth; 45
'"rTi-mh and Klcvonth ; 2D for Thirteenth an I .
Iifueoth; 72 for West Philadelphia; 25 for
Green antVCoates; and 21 for Oirar l College.
There is llw o, nothing doing in n ink sh ires,
but prices are firm. 1j04 was bid for N rth Ams.
rica; lf.0 for l'hlla.1elPha, 58 for Com norcial;
S I for Mechanics'; CIJ fntPenn Township ; 514 for
(iiitnl; 110 for Western; 3 for Manufacturers'
and Mechanics'; and (324 f"r Union.
( unal shares are dull and lower, with sales of
fuHuehanna Canal at 11 J, a decline of I ; and
Dilaware Division at .toj, a decline or A; -seas
bid for Schuylkill Navigation common, 3'J for pre
ft rred ; 04 for Morris Canal common, and liO for
Oil Stocks aro rather more activo, but prices
are irregular, llruncr sold at 1 ; Corn i'lanuir at
71; Caldwell at 7 ; Dalzoll at OJfiJlO; Excelsior.
U ; Egbert, 3 91; Mineral, 2J j Maplo Shade, 3d;
Oil Creek, 8; Olmstead, 3! ; 6L Nicholas, 4J;.
Walnut Island, 2g ; and llock Oil, 4.
Tho Subscriptions to the 10 10 Loan reported
to the Treasury Department yesterday amount
to .'173,000, and to the 7-30 Loan $1,500,0)0.
Gold Is rather dull this morning, but prlos
have declined about 3 per cent, since lost even
ing, opening at 217; advanced and sold at 217
at 104 o'clock; fell off and sold at 216) at 11 ;
21t at 12 ; rallied and sold at 210 at 1 P. M.
Iflll.AIlKl. fill A STOCK EXCnANflK 8ALESJ, DB(7. 24.
Kouoruu by Usrkion A Co., Brokers. Ho. Ul a. Third at.
liJih Hcsdlng.eApM Sis; loo ih C'ald wU e 7 if
to.. c 8 S-JOs Itu',- lno sh Oil Crwvx s
t il's" Ii"'ii Jil sh Dlmaiead S'i
tliS'f ;-;it lew wi, lis) th Ko. k Oil bi 4 '
$.''.Ffnti &s !i't luo sti in 4
t'" do ;i tuu an at. Nicholas... 4'st
$eso So 11.114,
ISMI 4 'S
SJMSI ISell riV lis Si... tv,
: li Wli,ul li 'is
f 1'SSI WmHiI Cl lutS lim
In sh tlu J i.O)
:" sk llrunrr 1 VI
;si h Curn flaul .... 7 s,
.'io ah itu 7 ''
4i0al.CiUtlnr.il b-' 1
liai att Itiinkaril a
t.MSlah Dalioll UII..M
ltltsj ah tin bat) lit
lmish tl. 'JV
Hie ah F.xct lalnr 1;i
itsisll tshert Oil 3'Ot
J 0i.u Mineral Oil. ... i i
tl) all Maul Hn 3
mm n Olios til... iv
tslO ,h Cretent City..
t7 li M-.4 A ci, B t
1 S) nh Hivata aC'ual.. t,
Vttl.li urn M tunc ft
:: i .
.. lsi ,
lll sh Muiei i anal. set) 1
77 in Del IMv b6 I
sii I'enna UK.
J i ill Calawisna . I
aosii i-tiiia tins. 2d Pt
i'i ih id sr.su wtvi
Quotations of the principal Coal and Coal Oil
stocks at 1 o'clock to-day :
Bid Ait. Bi4 ' Aik.
Bis Mountain Coal. tt7a e Howe's EdityOII.. I1 l.:tt
ClllllunCoal m lllbuaxd 2
(Vtnuttctlcut 110 S, lloe Island 'St 1
Suiitiii i.01.1 7g 5 ItyUeFarai. S
KsederlismCnal.. Irvins OU 10 11
r'nSl.e.ill...ll,i .. Keystone OU f sf
Keystone Zlno.... l' IV Knitier r9 VI '
H. V.AMiil.Ci.el.. a .. Maul. 8hao Oil. at
N . Csrliondsie 2 8 laeCliateck OU.... S b'4
New Creek 1 1', Mineral Oil s 2'i ..
dwtlara D'f .. Minn tu 4
Alls 1 Vi MeKlneny t'2
Allesheuy Kivei.. 1',' l 't M I'reiAI'herrylt'as .. t ,
Bis Tank I I'i elileADalaasaUr. 10 10 V
Hi sullen Island... 1 Its' Oil Creek 8
Bruuer s 1 .. lOrsaele oil 1 ., '
Hull Creek t SH lllmatead till t .. Ssf
Hrl ! eeimalvaulre.. .. t
buruUii flprtiig 5 ferry Oil 4 4 if
C'tiatineaiel ( 'It , rsils. A Tldeiat.. .. t'i
CrtseuBt 0U7....S I It, lrtie rami Oil... V
''tin VX l' eetruleaaat'ealre.. gi 3'i
Corn I'l.nler i?', Pln.aAOIICnsj.. 1 5
'eldwrli 7S' Ti Phllllpe " S2
Cow Creek 1 1-lit Ravenae W .
Cherry Kun J7li JS' kooarta OU
Dunkam on s ,'4 .. ftoek till .a 4
ImtikatdCr k Ull. . 1 2 Reth'tune .. 214
Denaniore T)i Kiorv s-ansi Jlf i?
ItsliellOII tti .. t. Nicholas 4)
KxcelalorOU s klH .. Sunbury S ..
f-slien .. Tsrr arm S 8
KlSorado 1 Tan- Mnuieatekd.. 4s 4)2
rarr.ll IV t Calea Peiralenas.. 1 li
tTaaallkO ii I'.'sl Usuer Bcenumv 1
(ireat n'eatera.... t .. Veaaro'll 1
Oeruasla l' 13-18 Waloul lalaad...s IO ,.
UleS. 1)11. IV Wsietia 21 '
Quotations of Gold at me Philadelphia Ojid ,
Fichsnge.No. 31 8. Third street, second story : '
10 A.M 217 12 M JlfiJ '
14 A. M 2173 , 1 P. M Jl!)
11 A. M 21nj
Market dull. ,)
Tho weekly averages of the old Ranks of the
city of New oik, ou S.auruay. Decemlier 17, '
lN(i4, present, in the aggregate, the following
changes from the previous exhibit of Decem
ber 10, 181)4 :
Decrease in Loans a , 09Ca).923
Decrease iu Kiecle 23,327
Decreato in Circulation 73,6Hbt
Decreuse in Undniwn I)Coslts A,7.')9,12tt
Including tbe Clearing House, otierations of th
week, which show thu inlor-exchaniies between -the
Hunks, including also the fsuo-treasury bal
ance at the rloof the week, iho foiiowing Isth
general comparison with the previous exhibit,
and also with the movement this lime lost sea- '
Loan Ii"i is.,, ul)
Siecle 8'i.Mi Mil
l iri'iilatloii S.I.Ci.KJ
(inisa IiMMtaiu.. . J07 Wi.l'ii
rxitianf i ,.' I
I titlrawii i.ua.'.a7
tu Bati-Tljuo .. eV,4il '.'IS
rise. t, twit. Des.1T.1siM.
Sa.lS'l tll'i sd.Ihs.mj
mti'-i i,44t ,u.i list
't,3 tkl 3.4-'i7 .014
tW.tiil.l on J4 .UI1.0'
IS sst.afil H'i.Vn'i
l.'il a'li.su.) 1'ill.t, l',3 14 .
lll,tti 1,411 Ufi,041 iii
l'ltll.AUt.I.I'IIIA. TUtUti Befottr.
Wsdkesdat, December 'i.S. The inactive coa
d It Ion of trade, recorded for some time pst, still
No. 1 Quercitron B.irk Is notniaal at
In Cotton there is not enou doing to fix .
AlKiut l d basb. Cioteericed sold at 31-ftl'i)
11-73 IJ '04 lbs. Titmthy is nominal at $ l'75 .
Ther is more doing In Flaxseed, and 10DJ busl.
Sold atflM ' bush.
The l'lour Market has undergone no ch ingo,
and dullness Is the order of tho day. There li no
demand for exportation, and the sale or en
tirely con H tied to the wants of the horn con
sumers within the range of $0-75 barrel for
stipeitine, up to $14 for fancy, as In quality. Rye)
I- loir is scarce, and sell only in a small way at
$.)(! 9-2A. In Corn Moal nothing doing.
Wheat Is dull, and tha salos reach 2)00 to 3000
bash, at $2-C0(i 2 Go for red ; and small Jots of
white at 2712-93. Small sales oil-'fty at
(jl-72(il'73. Corn is dull; sales or 1500 bush,
new yellow at lC7(,l-68. Oats ar in fair
mpiest, and 'iooO bush. 1'ennsylvania sold at V2u.
".otsl bush. Molt sold at 42 wO.
Whisky Is in fair rtxiucst, and 300 bbls. Tena
sylvonia and Ohio sold at
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