The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, January 07, 1862, Image 1

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WM. LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor
A. TYHERST, Associate Editor.
TERMS.—"Tne Gums , Is published twice a week at
$1.50 a year-75 cents for eta months-50 ernes for
three teonths--in advance.
Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, 1862
We have not the time nor the incli
nation, to dun personally, a large num
ber of persons Who have unsettled ac
counts upon our books of several years
standing. We shall, therefore, from
day to day, without respect to persons,
place into the hands of a Justice for
collection, all accounts of over two
years standing. All those who wish
to save expense, will do well to give
us a call immediately.
All Orphans' Court printing, including Administrntor's
and Executor's Notices, all Auditor's Notices, occasional
advertisements, &e., must hereafter be paid for In advance.
Executors and Administrators owing us at present, will
please coma forward and settle.
/053 - It is laughable to hear the way
in which about two-thirds of the coun
try papers in- this State, prate and
prattle about ,the eternal question of
slavery bringing on this rebellion.—
The Clearfield Republican in speaking
of Mr. Redpath, who has always been
a violent abolitionist until recently,
says that "we only know him as one
of a band of notorious scoundrels who
have brought the present sore troubles
upon our country, by their eternal
prattle about slavery!' -According to
the testimony of a Kentuckian and a
slaveholdcr, who lectured in the Court
Rouse some tw.) or three weeks ago,
slavery had nothing to do with the
breaking , out of this sore trouble. He
said it was nothing else under the
Heavens than the loss of political pow
er by the leaders in the South. We
do not wish to be understood as in any
way trying to screen the abolitionists
from. the censure they justly deserve
for past acts, but merely to correct an
erroneous idea which exists in the
North, and which we believed to be
true, until better taught by Union
Southerners and Blaccholdcra, -who
have been driven from their homes
because of their Uuion proclivities, that
slavery had nothing to do with the
eruption in the South. True, it is as
serted to be the cause, even by the
leaders of the rebellion, and is still
inhintaired latL. oily - as a . pretellt, to
, rstea - d - the minds of the ignorant class
now in arms against the Government
that has fostered them from their in
fancy. Even if such was the case, let
slavery take care of itself until we get
through with the white slaves under
Jeff. Davis.
What the South has Done,
A publication in New York states,
apparently from sources ascertained to
be reliable, what is the actual indebted
ness of the South to the North, name
ly: there is now due to four leading
cities of the North a total -of about
,S 211,000,000; which, no doubt, South
ern debtors have not the remotest pros
pect or intention of ever making good
to their plundered creditors.
TWQ hundred and eleven million dol
lars thus due—and - about as much lost
sis if they had been cast into the burn
ing crater of Mount Vesuvius-4s di
vided in this manner: Due to New
York, 8159,000,000 ; to Philadelphi6,,
$24,000,000; to BaltimOre, $19,000,000;
to Boston, $7,600,000. Out of these
are due, for dry goods alone, to New
York, 875,000,000; to Philadelphia,
$14,000,000 ; to Baltimore, $6,500,000;
to Boston, $2,000,000—a, total of lobs
of $97,500,000 to the 'dry-goods trade
alone. But the South owes largely in
other cities than Philadelphia, New
York, Baltimore, and Boston—owes,
in short, wherever credit was to be
obtained—so that the total indebted=
ness of the South to the North is not
.over-estimated at $300,000,000.
Despite this lois, the North and the
West are able to flourish, and. the de
mand for the products of the soil, in
the latter rich district, will put an im
mense quantity into circulation. For
the North and West there need be no
dread. What 'the South is to do, with
out money and withmit credit, is real
ly a fearful.contingency to calctilate.
Rebellious though they be, the inhabi
tants of the South are fellow-mortals,
and while we condemn their base trea
son and rank ingratitude, it is only hu
man to deplore the condition to which
they are self-reduced. To the South,
with touching appropriateness may be
applied the passionate language of the
lyrist :
Go—gO--'titi vain to curse,
'Tie weakness to upbraid thee;
Ilate cannot wish thee worse
Than guilt and shame have made thee
In one year, the South has inflicted
injury upon herself which twenty
years cannot remedy.
rar Benson Greene, a member of
Capt. J. D. Campbell's company, is in
town, having been detailed and sent
here to open a recruiting office. Flo
looks well, feels well, and is very
much pleased with the soldier's life.
He reports our boys all well along the
ler We do not 'see'how' those pa
pers can call themselves loyal, who are
eternally censuring the President, and
finding fault with every public act that
is done to prosecute the war to its bit
ter end. Some papers denounce the
government in unmeasured terms for
releasing Mason and Slidell. They
would rather see the government de
stroyed than give an iota, or make a
single concession to save it from being
utterly, entirely, and 'forever dismem
bered and disenthroned. Away with
such loyalty. If there is loyalty in
using your hest efforts to thwart and
destroy every act to save the country—
we say if that is loyalty, we can find
plenty such now in arms against us.
Fighting every man, every project,
and every act done by the govern
ment, to crush the apostates and trai
tors, and yet call themselves loyal !
" Oh ! consistency ! thou art a jewel."
Away with such loyalty and patriot
ism. The devil and his angels would
not be so false. His Satannic Majesty
has some principle about him, but the
secessionists and their sympathizers
have lost all, if, indeed, they ever pos
sessed any.
tel. We are told that every "dark
cloud has its silver lining," and we may
say the same of the rebellion now hov
ering around us like a hungry lion,
who seeks to destroy his prey. From
the tone of the papers, we think that a
grand movement of the army along
the Potomac will soon be made, and
the seeming inactivity, which has
caused many imputations to be show
ered upon those who have control of it,
will be changed for something which
the soldiers think will be more agree
able to them. We are of the opinion
that a simultaneous movement will be
made on four or five different points,
which will cause some bloody and dis
astrous fighting, and which will place
the rebels hors du combat, and with one
or two more decisive and determined
advances, treason will wane, and in a
short time cease to exist, having lost
its occupation.
S. 11. 0. CORBIN, ESQ.— We are sor
ry to learn that our young legal friend,
J. H. 0. Corbin, Esq., retired from the
firm of Scott & Brown, on the Ist inst.
Mr. Corbin studied law under his late
partners, was a close and attentive
student, and when admitted to prac
ticeat the Bar, they took him into the
firm, where he labored with honor and
credit alike to himself and his part
ners. - nu is a yoau f s rami_of_exten
sive legal abilities, a fine scholar, and
an excellent writer and speaker. We
regret to lose him, as he is a clever,
sociable, and high-toned gentleman,
and has made hosts of friends since
his sojourn in our midst. He will be
in town until Spring, _when he intends
to pull stakes and strike for some new
field of labor. -Wherever he may con
clude to "stick out his shingle," we
commend him to the people as an able,
honest, prompt, and efficient lawyer
and business man, and wish him all
the success he can possibly desire, and
hope that ho may wear his laurels
SUPPOSED MURDER.---WO learn from
a reliable gentleman, who resides in
Minersville, Carbon township, this
county, that a miner named John Da
vis, is supposed to have killed his wife
on Friday night last. The circum
stances are as follows: Davis' wife
had been sick for a long time, and on
Friday last he got on a spree, and said
that if she was not taken away that
afternoon, he would kill her. Nothing
more was thought of what he had said
until the next morning, when his
neighbors, who live in an adjoining
room, heard him call her, but on re
ceiving no answer, he went to the bed
side, and found that she was dead.—
He gave the alarm and went on terri
bly about his wife, and appeared very
much distracted in consequence. He
is suspicioned very strongly of having
taken her life, as her bead and temples
show signs of blows, and arc consider
ably bruised. She was buried yester
day. Davis is still at large. It is said
that she was very much addicted to
getting drunk, and her husband is no
bettor. Various stories are afloat about
the matter, but as an investigation was
to have been had before a Justice yes
terday, we defer giving any of them
until the truth is arrived at.
re_ Gov. Curtin has been prompt in
giving his attention to the defence of
the city of Philadelphia, in view of a
possible foreign embroilment; and Sec.
Cameron has as promptly.responded
to his demands. Fort Delaware,
(which is the lowest point on the river
susceptible of being available for a de
fensive work,) will be at once armed
with one hundred and thirty-five large
guns, and twenty flanking 24 pound
howitzers; and Fort Mifflin will be
mounted with forty-seven guns of
equal calibre. Another fort, opposite
Fort Delaware, on the west side of the
river, will be erected as - soon as an
appropriation can be obtained from
Congress, $200,000 for that purpose
being asked for. Fort Mifflin will also
be strengthened by increasing its de
fensive capacity. These works, it is
believed, with the necessary floating
batteries and the usual defensive meas
ures of rivers, will be amply sufficient
to protect the river against any foe.
LECTURE.-HOll. Samuel Calvin, of
Hollidaysburgovill lecture in the Court
House, before the Sbakspeare Club, on
Saturday evening next.
The Banks of New York, Boston, and
Philadelphia suspended specie Pak
ments on Monday week last. This
action of the Banks in the large com
mercial cities, will of course be follow
ed by all the banks of the interior, so
that the suspension will be general.—
Thus far it has been accompanied by
no excitement, the public having been
prepared for it for some time, and the
impression being universal that it was
the safest policy to pursue. It seems
that the English capitalists, in view of
the probable war between the United
States and Great Britain, are endeav
oring to exchange their American se
curities for specie. The banks are said
to be in an excellent condition.
THE WEATIIER.—OId mother earth
was covered on Saturday morning
with a respectable coverlid of snow.—
On Sunday, old Sol made his appear
ance and threatened to abduct it by
his warm and genial rays, but in the
evening he became obscured in dark
and portentious clouds, and about 10
o'clock, snow began to fall thick and
that, and now we have a bountiful sup
ply of the " crystalized vapor." At
the time of writing (Monday, 12 31.,)
it is still snowing, and we hear the tin
tinnabulation of the merry sleigh bells
as they rush past our office. There is
an excellent basis just now for opera
tions of a tintinnabulatory nature, and
"everybody, the rest of mankind and
all their relations," will doubtless em
brace the opportunity to have a " high
old time" generally. Bring out you•
fast nags. Mang I
rtm. George Arnold, a resident of
Latrobe, Westmoreland county, Pa.,
who was traveling agent for a New
York firm, died on the cars on Friday,
27th ult. The deceased got on the
train at Jersey City, and took a berth
in the steeping ear, and soon after re
tired, complaining at the time that he
was unwell. Nothing was seen of him
until Saturday morning when he was
discovered lying dead in his berth.—
lle was on his way home, and at the
time his lifeless remains reached La
trobe, his wife was on the platform
awaiting his arrival. It was not as
certained from what disease he had
Ds_ On Friday last, John E. Lover
ing, for the murder of Henry ducker,
expiated his crime on the scaffold, at
Mifflintown, Juniata county.
Loverin--, with two accomplices,
killed Aucker in hopes of robbing him
of a large stub or uLonv, I.ut_nnly_re
alized some five or six dollars out of
the speculation. , The accomplices were
sent to the penitentiary for twelve
years each as accessories before the
Loveringmade a full confession,
which is now in the hands of Adam J:
Geer, who will publish it in a day or
se- The Legislature will meet to
day, and as the Senior is at Harrisburg,
our readers may expect a correct re
port of the organization of both Hou
ses in our next issue. In the Senate
the Republicans have a decided major
ity and will therefore have no difficul
ty in organizing that body—but in the
House there may be difficulty, as the
independents hold the balance of pow
Its.. England pays annually about
$170,000,000 for cotton—all imported:
After retaining sufficient for her own
wants, the balance is re-shipped to dif
ferent parts of the world, in the shape
of manufitetured goods, the profits of
which amount to about $250,000,000.
This explains why England just now;
does not particularly sympathize with
the North.
E.Er. The Altoona Tribune came to
us last week dressed up in a bran new
suit, ft;om head to tail. It is one of the
neatest looking papers on, our exchange
list, and is conducted with spirit and
ability. We hope the expectations of
its editors may be realized to the fullest
Par We had the pleasure of taking
by the hand on Friday last, our jovial
musical friend, W. J. Goisinger, who
is now a clerk in the Naval Office at
Philadelphia. He is ae lively and full
of fun as ever. "Long may be wave."
Two hundred and forty prison
have been released from Richmond,
and have arrived at Fortress Monroe,
from whence they were taken to Bali
timore. Almost all of them were ta
ken at the battle of Bull Run. •
Roan NEW GOODS.-D. P. Gwin has
received another fine assortment of
Ladies Dress' Goods. Also, other
goods of all kinds. The people will
not fail to call an examine his new
A PIANO FOR SALE.—An exeellant
Piano will be offered for sale on Sat
urday next, at the sale of the personal
property of D. M. Confer, deed.
110—Fisher & Son have just received
their second stock of Winter Goods.
Purchasers will consult their interest
by giving thorn a call. Don't forget.*
ler The Governor's Message will be
furnished to our subscribers in an Ex
tra with this or our next issue,
WALL PAPER.-4 handsome stock
of next year's styles has been received
at Lewis' Book 'Store, direct from the
manuflictory in Now York.
DIARIES FOR 1804—Several sizes re
ceived and for sale at Lewis' Book
Snout Locm.s.—The Pennsylvania
Legislature convenes to-day.—Very
little demonstration.' was made in this
place on New Year's day. We heard
but an occasionalOt, and we attrib
ute the saving of powder by Young
America, - as an evidence that they
thought it might bo needek to shoot
rebels, or, perchance, Her Brittanic
Majesty's hired minions.—We under
stand that our whilom friend, R. B.
Brown, Esq., of the Brownsville Times,
aspires to a clerkship in the House this
winter. Success attend hi m.—About
one half of our exchanges do not pub
lish any paper this week. Our sub
scribers certainly have no cause of
complaint because we do not give them
their paper regularly.--The protrac
ted meeting is still in progress in the
Methodist Church. Wo have not
learned of any being called to for Sake
their sins yet.—An exchange truly
remarks that undigested food in the
stomach is sure tswoduee restless un
refreshing sleep, yet for the mere pleas
ure of tickling the palate for a few
minutes longer, while swallowing a
little more food, how many suffer all
night, and the next day also.—Our
Carrier tips his beaver and makes his
best bow tb those of his friends who
greeted him in such a handsome man
ner on New Year's day, and wishes
them a year fraught with happiness,
prosperity, and good deeds. He feels
considerably the " pile " he
amassed, but maintains his equilibrium
and continues to speak to his poor
friends, as usual.—As sure as we are
a sinner, if we were a lady, we would
give the " match " to every brazen
faced gawky who stands in the lines
formed in front of the Methodist Church
every Sunday night, and insults every
lady that passes, by staring right into
her face. Yes, we say we would give
every mother's (probably some of them
never had a mother) son of them the
"sack." If the beaux havn't got the
spunk or manliness to step up to a lady
inside of the church and say, " Please,
Miss, can I have the pleasure of seeing
you home," or something akin to it,
they deserve to be "flung," and before
the whole crowd, into the bargain.--
News for the ladies—We hear it stated,
and it came from a divine, too, that
there will be three or four weddings
in town before Spring. Query—Who
are to be the fortunate ones ? Echo
answers, who are they ?—A-h-e-m
An exchange says that a young woman
who was recently brought before the
Albany Police Court, alleged in defence
of her respectability, that she was
" acquainted with all the lawyers in
Ulster county,"--=-Gn the Ist inst.,
the season for hunting deer, pheasants
and partridges expired, under the pro
visions of the, Act of Assembly.—
The latest style of hoop skirt is the
grand self-aqisting, double-back-ac
tion bustle, o'u-useful lace" expansion,
spiral Piecoloqiini attachment, gossa
mer indestructible ! It is a " love of a
Our Army Correspondence.
CAMP PIERPONT, Dec. 31, 1361
DEAR EDITORS have hitherto al
ways entertained the opinion that cor
respondents, in order to be interesting,
should have something to say, conse
quently, my epistles to Pennsylvania
have not been very frequent. It is a
fact, and being such, must be acknowl
edged, however unpleasant, that I have
not as many brilliant achievements to
chronicle as I anticipated would bill to
the lot of our Division. However, I
am glad to bo able to state that our
Regiment, under the instruction of a
veteran in the service, has attained an'
efficiency in drill seldom equaled by
raw volunteers in so short a apace of
time. I believe, in this respect, we
have been accorded some praise and
DrainesVille was regarded as a God
send to the third brigade of the Re
serves, and ever since that occurrence,
the rest of us, in our envy, have been
anathematizing old Mrs. Fortune for
withholding from us some such firvora
ble recognition of our prowess.
I ma becoming afraid that the Ken-.
tucky and Missouri armies will cause
the "folks at home" to forget that
there is such a military organization
in existence as, the . "Grand Army of
the Potomac," unless we do something
soon. I would like to have just a lit
tle bit of glory " anyhow," to talk
about to my grand children, when the
autumn of existence comes around.—
Am Ito blame ? Human passions will
never permit a man to throw glory
away, if he can retain it without jeop
ardizing the interests of his country I
Do you know that I sometimes for
get that we are here in defence of the
Union and the Constitution. Strange
as it may appear, I occasionally im
agine that our chief end is to demon
strate to the friends of some General,
by passing and re-passing in review,
what a magnificent set of men lie com
mands, and what an enormous amount
of power he wields! No reflections
are intended to be meant, as this is
simply the avowal of an erratic imagi,
nation—not me. .
Since last writing you, indications
have decided me that we aro perma
nently settled for the winter. Our
huts are comfortable—to be sure, I've
seen bettor looking pig-pens, but then
they were not half so cosy as ours.
The boxes, well stored with solid
edibles, which have lately and frequent
ly found their way into our quarters,
have caused much rejoicing among the
men, and well they might, for a good
piece of sausage or fresh pork, is an
agreeable change from the lard that is
endeavored to be " poked '! on us for
meat. Not two days a g o I took my
rations of flitch into my tent and there,
in undisturbed solitude, I ighrried my
self for two long hours in the vain en
deavor to discover "a little bit of loan"
in all that fat, but I failed—utterly,
hopelessly, completely failed.
We are expecting another forage
expedition soon, and I am hopeful that
my next letter will contain something
glorious of the "Fifth"
"'Tie ton o'clock, good night."
wAsinNoym, lan. 3, 1861.
The army of paymasters will com
mencer the payment of troops on the
other side of the Potomac on Monday
next. It will take about ton days to
pay them all off.
It is said that circumstances have
transpired within the past few days
leading to the belief that it will not
be difficult to designate with certainty
the source whence the rebels have,
within the last two months, derived
most valuable information, which, it is
the Government took every
means to conceal.
The health of Gen. McClellan is re
ported, this morning, so much im
proved, that it was with difficulty that
his physician could restrain him from
riding out to the camps.
It is now believed, from the fact that
the army of the Potomac has not been
ordered into winter quarters, that
some decisive movement is about to
take place..
Secretaries Seward and Chase have
offered their aid, in reply to applien,
tions, to procure cotton seed for growth
in Southern Illinois, and in other parts
of the West, where it is thought cotton
can bo cultivated.
Horace Greeley delivered a lecture
to-night before a dense auditory at the
Smithsonian Institnte, his subject be
ing" The Nation." He said the mis
fortune of our country has been its re-'
luctance to meet its antagcinist in the
eye. Slavery is the oppressor and has
earned a rebel's doom. Savo the Uni
on, and let slavery take its chances.
He was against compromise, because
it implied concession to armed treason,
and expressed Ins belief that the
ent contest would result in enduring
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—The destina
tion of Gen. Burnside's expedition re
mains as much a mystery as was that
of Gen. Sherman's before it was known
that a landing had been made at Port
The agent of the Government who
superintended the removal of Slidell
and Mason from Fort Warren to the
British ship Rinaldo, returned this
morning to Washington. No papers
were exchanged between the agent
and the English commander, in connec
tion with the delivery and reception of
the rebel emmissaries.
Gcn. Lane, of Kansas, is making
preparations for the active campaign
on which he will soon enter.
WASHINGTON, Jan. G.—Private Lan
ahan, of the Second Infantry, was
publicly executed to-day near the Ob.
servatory, for shooting a follow-soldier
at Georgetown, two montlei since.
Maj. Gen. Fremont appeared to-day
before the War Investigation Commit
The painful rumors in regard to the
arrest of a prominent military officer
of the - Government, for treason, is
without the shadow - of' foundation in
Some. matters of importance, in the
shape of a correspondence; have been
discovered in connection with parties
entirely different from the officer named
in the, rumors now current. All the
parties implicated are now under arrest.
This city is full of Southern sympa
thizers or spies, in high social positions,
and the time has arrived when they
must be rigorously dealt with.
It seems that a definite, though in,
formal, mode for the exchange of pris
oners has been settled upon. The
prompt reciprocation by the Southern
authorities will soon be followed by
our Government, in forwarding an
other large party for a similar corres
ponding return.
Bitter Feeling at the 'State Capital.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati,
Times writing from Frankfort, Ky.,
under date of Dec. 27th, says :
The political lines are being drawn
very closely here, and the feeling is
said to be growing extremely bitter,
though it is at present concealed.
Many of the Union men do not hesitate
to declare that Kentucky ought to be•
placed under the severest military I aW,
and that even if a military despotism
is necessary to the salvation of the
State, it ought to be established with
out delay. They declare too much
freedom has been allowed to Secession
sympathizers, and that it is high time
they were suppressed.
Serious Trouble, Anticipated
Persons here have told me that they
would not be surprised at any time, if
a most sanguinary strife should -occur
in this county between citizens hold- .
lug different political opinions, and if
the most terrible scenes would be enac
ted between those who are socially.
friends, and even near relatives to
each other.
Fears of a Servile Insurrection
Apprehensions, are also felt in this
county of a servile insurrection, and
the negroes are closely watched, though
treated, I believe, with more than usual
kindness. More than one slaveholder
lies down at night with a dread that
he may be awakened by the .roaring
of flames from his fired dwelling.
Ropes of the Kentuelty,Seeessiontsts
The .Secessionists, or Southern rights
mon, as they prefer to be called, as.:
some to have notonly great hope, but
sincere belief, that the rebels tinder
General's Buckner and "Sohn'son will
have possession of the State befbre the
month of April, and some declare the
next session of the Legislature will
never be held here, as bofbro that pe
riod—the:second Wednesday of Feb
ruary—Frankfbrt will be in the hands
of the avowed traitors to the Govern
LOUISVILLE, 3 an. 3.—The Journal
has information that Johnson and
Buckner's forces have torn up the
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
three-fourths of a mile beyond Green
river, piled up the cross-ties, laid the
rails upon them, and sot fire, to the
whole mass; repeating this same ope
ration at different distances all the
way to Glasgow Junction, falling as
many trees as possible across the track.
They were engaged iu blowing up a
tunnel, 300 feet long, near the Junc
Arrival of Released Union Prise.-
more.—The steamboat George Wash
ington left old Point at 11 o'clock this
morning and proceeded up the James
river about nine miles beyond Newport
News, where the rebel steamer'North
ampton was met with the Union pris
oners from Richmond. They stepped
on board under the protection of thd
National flag as the roll of their names
was called, and such happy looking
men are seldom to be seen. cheer af
ter cheer arose from each boat as they
approached, and the band of the 4th
Artillery played "Sweet Home," which
added to the enthusiasm.
As the boat passed Newport News,
the crews of the United States frigates
Cumberland and Congress manned the
rigging, and the troops at Camp But
ler crowded the beach and the wharves,
and sent over the water their shouts of
welcome. The George Washington
arrived here, on her return, at about
half-past 5 o'clock, and the Baltimore
boat, which was detained for the' pur
pose, took the released prisoners to
The number released is 240, and al
most all of them were taken at the
battle of Bull Bun.
The prisoners leftßicbmond at about
7 o'clock this morning.. On arriving
here, all who needed clothing were
immediately' supplied by the Garter
master's Department.
A scouting party left this•place this
morning, and proceeded to Great Beth
el, and found the place occupied by a
guard of cavalry; only. Tho place was
taken possession of by the scouting
party, and a guard left there.
Federal Troops in Possession of the
Charleston Railroad.
More Important Southern Newe
BALTInonx, Jan. 4.—The following
important iteins of news were obtain
ed at Fortress Monroe by a flag of
truce from Norfolk :
A despatch from Pensacola, dated
Jan. 1, says, " Fort Pickens opened fire
to-day. The fire is not renewed to-,
day. Our batteries arc 'silent." •
The Charleston Mercury has a dis
patch, announcing the landing of a
large Federal force on North Edisto,
and the seizure of the Railroad Sta
tion on the Charleston and Savannah
Sixteen Federal war vessels arc re
ported at Ship Island. •
A destructive fire hai occured at
Richmond, Virginia, including the
theatre and other property. ,
AUGUSTA, Jan. 2.—Private despatch
es froth Pocotaligo, dated yesterday,
state that the Federals attempted an
advance from Port Royal, but were re
pulsed by the Nineteenth South Caro
lina • Volunteers, under command of
Col. Jones. The Confederate loss was
fifteen killed and wounded. One Yan
kee was taken prisoner, but their loss
is not otherwise stated. Gen. Lee has
informed Jeff. Davis that he is confi
dent of his ability to prevent the Fed
erals from advancing on Charleston Or
The Richmond Despatch says that a
private despatch was received yester
day from Centreville, by a prominent
military officer now in Richmond, in
which it says that indications point
to a Federal attack'at an early day on
Evansport, and the probability was
tlnit a simultaneous attack would' be
made on other points ort the Potomac.
The Richmond Despatch, of Tues
day, says the Confederate batteries re
plied to Fort Pickens, and the firing
continued all day. No vessels were
engaged on either side, and no casual
ties occared with us.
Gen. Bragg was absent but General
Anderson was in command. General
Bragg returned on the2d, but the
orals did not renew the attack and our
guns were silent.
A Richmond Editor on the Rebel Army
BALTIMORE, Jan. 4.—One of. the
Union prisoners arrived here, has an
editorial article from a Richmond pa-:
per, which he cut out and secreted in
his boot. It gives an awful picture of
the condition of the rebel army on the
Potomac. •
It says that the entire army is utter
ly demoralized; regimeutaldrills have
ceased entirely, and the men aro spend
ing their time in using greasy decks of
cards in gambling. Great numbers are
offering large sums for substitutes=
one had offered as high as $1,500. The
editor urges the Government to speed
ily do something to remedy the evil,
and that such is the demoralized con
dition of the army that enlistments
cannot. gd on, as thousands who would
enlist, being deterred by. discovering.
the condition of ,,.
Fort Pickens Fires on a Rebel SttiaraCX
lionitx, Jan. • Ist.LL-A Confederate
steamer 'going from Pensacola to the
iiityy Yard, vilas fired upon from the
batteries of Fort Pickens. Gen. l3ragg's
batteries' replied, and. the firing
continued at the last ecceunts.
Affairs at Riohmond,
The released prisoners say that their
clothing and boots sent their by the
government wore looked upon with
longing oyes by the rebels, and espe
cially their boots. Many were offered
as high as $25 for them.
CAmo, San. s.—Six' hundred sub:
marine batteries have been planted
between Columbus and Memphis by
the rebels. A gentleman who witness
ed the experiments made with these
batteries stated that they were entire
ly sueeessfal.
The crows of the Federal gunboats
were mustered in on Saturday, and
the whole fleet will probably be' an
ehored'i4 the stream on Monday.
The Memphis Appeal of the 18th ult,
has the following from Tezas. The
Galveston Civilian of the ,18th. says
that last night's mail brought advice's
from the Rio Grande, to the effect that
one of Lincoln's steam propellers had
arrived, and was blockading the river.
She had captured and burned a schoon
The fight was still progressing at
The HonSten Telegraph of the 20th
lilt, says that the people of Galveston
are in a considerable stew over the re
port that General _Herbert has ordered
th'e destruction of Galveston, if the
city could not he defended: •
the Federal fleet near New °than's
and Lake Pontchartrain have captured
several Debel steamers.
SEDALIA, Jan. s.—Three men arri ;
red here to day from Janson county,
who report that Jennison was at Rose
Hill, Johuion county, a day Or two
since, Which place they report that lie
has burned. This force is reported tq
be on the .way to this place, and'if iti
be. true, it is hoped that he will capture'
the notorious Methodist:'predaher add
brigand Ward Corkeral, whodsreport
ed -to be clic:Wiped with about 500?
men near Columbus, hi the noilthweS 7
tern part,of the county. , '
Many of the most substantial; an 4
respectable citizens of .rohaspii;Co
arrive hear hearly.eyery, .chw, Ueing
driven from.their. homes by this 'noted
bushwhacker and his gang..";
' Trio reporethat Secession is squelch
ed in Johnson county is all bosh. ' They
are, if anything,' worse than they
have ever been.
The son of Mrs. Heath, P. M.
Warrensburg, cuming home freini4.ah
sas the other, day, full into the inOti•
of Corkeral, and was nearly stripped
of his clothing. , '•
Important from Point of Rocks:
The Railroad and Telegraph pestroyeid
POINT OF ROCKS, Tan. 5.-L.S,ix thoit 7
sand rebels attacked the sth Connecti
cut Regiment, near Rane‘ock - yester
day, while protecting the railroad.—
After a slight skirmish, our men re
tired to this side of the Potomac to
await reinfereements. Meanwhile the
rebels destroyed the railroad and tele
graph lines, breaking our communica
tion with Cumberland.
Gcn. Lardner is marching,to the re
lief of the Fifth Regiment with a suffi
cient force. The loss on either side is
Unknown, but belieyed to be trifling.
The rebels have been shellingpur po
sition at interi , nls all clay. Our artil
lery is responding. The rebel shells
did no mischief.
The Fight on the, - Upper Potomac,
FREDERICK, Jan. 6.—Advices from
Hancock, dated yesterday,. state flint
GeriefarLandef had arrived therewith
Gcn. Jackson, with 'a , large rebel
force and one 24 and two 12 pounders,
had appeared opposite Hancock: and .
threatened to Shell out our troops, un-L
less they evacuated the town.. " -
Gen. Lander gave theM a fitting re-:
sponse, and both• parties• commenced
shelling from the opposite!sides of the
river, which continued•up to the latest
adviccs last night, doing little 'Nark
to the town and none to-our troops::
At an early hour this , morning, the
Third Brigade left here for •Hancook;
leaving the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania
at Williamsport. The rest of • the di
vision are under orders. The prepa
rations are now :complete; and the
troops are awaiting orders to march. 's
Nothing has been reeeired•from
Hancock this morning. •
CINCINNATI, Jan. 6.—A special
patch to the Gazette, , from Button ,
ville,• Western Virginia, stating that
the expedition, consisting
of 400 orthe
25th Ohio, 300 of the 2d Virginia, 'and.
40 of i3radshaw's Cavalry, sent out
Gen. Mulroy to attack Ifuntersville;
was completely successful.' • - ; 1,
They attacked the enemy on patn - ri
day morning, consisting of four huni.
dred cavalry and three .•hundrecf. and
fifty- militia; and after skirmishing' an
hour, the enemy •retreated 'witti
loss of eight killed and wounded. -*
On our side none were kilted •. Or.
wounded. $BO,OOO worth of arhik
stores and clothing were captured' MR'
Congressman Ely's :Views of the War.:
Mr: Ely,who was recentlyreleased
by the rebels at .Richmond, in a : lnto
speech, at 4 - )tew York said; .
GOiTLEMEN : lam persuaded that
the as army committed to the,trusty
hands of Gen. McClellan has too ranch
to do. have learned anything. /i 0
the past it thatNie fight a people
terribly. in earnest. The cry of
toix at Saratoga—" War, even to ;the,
knife "is still tlMir cry., Firm in the!
belief that we seek -their enhjtigution,,,
they have waxed despevate, and,
am life nor tieapVe , Will ; be spar,od jo,
prevent the advanee of-our arms. A -
rebellion so extensive and zealous .106
that which now reigns, throughout the ,
South,' eon only. be .overcome by,the
best and strongest efforts of" a,,uuitocl
NOrth; We rasa; asoPe ; man,
er to shOulder, heart to heart,forgetful :
of party, .of prejudice. of • all but.cotiq l
try, join with the Government in• its ;
exertions for the preserVation of the
Republic. So only, may we, by Gqd's,
good help, restore the national banaer
whence it has been rudely torn; and ;
by conquest, win enduring peace, and
establish our power to oepe with trai
tors at home as successfully as wo have,
with foes abroad. ,[Loud cheers.]
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