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£\ O: GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning. January 23,1862.
THE WAR PROGRESSING.
The popular opinion now seems to be that
ear large Uuion Army will move before many
weeks. In fact there is every indication that
something will be done immediately,and many
confidently expect that the rebelliou will be en
tirely crusehd' out in less than three mouths.
.fn consideration of the extensive prepara
tions that the Government has made, and the
great precaution it has taken to keep all its
plans and calcnlations a profound secret, it is
not at all improbable that a forward move
ment will be made by the different divisions of
the army, simultaneously, within a very short
The Burnside Expedition has already sailed,
and the Mississippi flotilla has also made im
portant reconnoisance, and there has been
nuusnal activity on the part of the Army on
the Potomac, which, taken together, indicate
that the terrible storm which has been silent
ly gathering for the past few months is about
to burst forth with all its irresistable fury,and
deal death and destruction to a traitor foe.
There will be no more Bull Ruu adventures.
The army—if it does move— mil be ready, and
no doubt that one decisive and grand battle
will end the great struggle now pending be
tween law aud rebelliou. The army must be rea
for a forward moveuieut, now, if it ever will
be, and the people have waited long and aux
iously for that period ty arrive, aud now the
popular opiniou is that that time is at hand.
From all iudicatious it is apparent that a
movement caunot be otherwise than successful.
The serpentine coil that the Government has
been gradually but surely throwing round the
enemy has at last reached its perfection, and
with one simultaneous and powerful effort all
traces of rebellion and hostility must bo oblit
We trust that a speedy movement may be
made, and that the result will be what every
true patriot desires—a restoration of the Un
ion and a rigid enforcement of the laws.
AN INGLORIOUS SCAMPER— Humphrey Mar
shall, the Falstaff of the Southern Rebellion,
has been pat to flight in Eastern Kentucky.—
He had a considerable force of rebels under
his command, and great deeds were expected
from them ; bat when the Federal troops ap
proached their camp, the fat General, who
possesses a vast amount of flesh, preceived
that his personal estate would be in great dan
ger from Uncle Sam's ballets, and so he pro
prosed a compromised, in the hope of settling
matters without a fight ; but when he found
that the Government Soldiers had come to him
for the express purpose of fighting, and that
their commauder would hear to no terms but
unconditional surrender, he made a speech to !
his brave but unhappy" soldiers, telling them i
there was nothing left for them to do but to
run, and he carried his own corporation away
as fast as circumstances would permit. In |
this be did but imitate his great prototype at
Gadsbill, and, no donbt, " larded the lean
earth as he moved along."
ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP A HOSPITAL.— A diabol
ical attempt was made on Wednesday night,
by Secessionists in Alexandria,to blow np and
bnm the great hospital there, with six hundred
sick soldiers in it. A barrel had been secret
ed in the cellar, filled with powder and projec
tiles, and a fuse was fonDd extending from
there to the stable. In proximity to the com
bustibles, [lucifer matches and Chtnase crackers
had ,beeu plentifully distributed. The fuse,
end at the stuble had actually iguited, but
the act was fortunately discovered by the
guard, and the progress of slow fire extinguish,
cd. But for this watchfuluess and prompt ac
tion, not only would several hundred lives
probably have been lost, but other casualities
resulted. After the calamnity had been avoid
ed information cf it was telegraphed to the
War Department, and Assistant Secretary
Scott promptly returned orders for the arrest
of every resident in the block surrounding the
buildings, and the evacuation of every building
dangerous from its occupants to the hospital
and its inmates.
SMALL-POX IN WASHINGTON.— This loathsome
disease is very prevalent throughout the Dis.
trict of Columbia and iu certaiu sections of the
city rages with more than ordinary viruleuce.
The uortheastern portion of the city seems to
be the locality where its ravages are most ex
tensive and most fatal. Some portions of the
Islaud are also very much affected with the
disease ; but it is among the Irish population
inSwampoodle and on English Hill that the
most cases occur. The Washington Republi
can states that iu one locality there are up
wards of eighty small-pox cases. An oflieer
while going his rounds the other night, had
his attention attracted by a great noise and
crowd in aud around a house occupied by Irish
families. Upon going to ascertain the cause
of the noise, he learned that an Irish " wake"
was being held over the body of a man who
had died with the Small-pox. The front door
was open, and the room in which the corpse
lay was filled with men and women, participa
ting in the ceremonies peculiar to " waking
the dead" with as much unconcern and sang
froid as if tbey were merely attending a
•Sr* Mr. CAMERON was, on Friday, confirm
ed by the Senate, as Minister to Russia, by a
vote of 28 to 14.
THE CHANGE IN THE CABINET—RESIGNA
TION OF SECRETARY CAMERON.
The following article from the ATtir MSprk-
Times, contains the reason which led to the
withdrawal of Secretary Cankron
To those who- hawe followed closely the
i course of event at Washington, the resignation
of Secretary Cameron will occasion no sur
prise. It has beeu evident that the general
j policy of the AdminiidratioD, and the opinions
_ of the Secretary of War, were irreconcilable.
Mr. Camerom, representing in the Cabinet the
I least radical of all the loyal States, has from
the first been satisfied of the identity of the
rebelliou with Slavery, and has beeu per
suaded that the suppression of both is essen
tial to the restoration of the Uniou and the
future peace of the Republic. These views he
has lost-no occasiou of advocating. Ho has
embodied them in bis instructions to com
manding officers, and it is well known that a
clause in which they found practical applica
tion was, by the immediate inflncnce of the
President, expunged from the Annual Report
submitted in December. That he should sac
rifice bis views, or that a Cabinet could cohere
with such radical differences of opinion was
uot to be expected. Mr. Lincoln, born in
a slaveholdiug community, and familiar with
the institution, believes that it may be perpet
uated without hazard to the Uuion. He con
siders the Border States entitled to every pos
sible guarantee for the industrial system they
have inherited, and is willing to test the pos
sibility of restoring the status in quo with the
least possible disturbance to the interests of
those States. But Mr. Cameron saw in Slav
ery the root of all difficulty. He regarded Na
tioual restoratiou as impossible, until the
slaveholders had been compelled to retire to
that subordinate place to which alone their in
adequate scheme of labor entitled them ; and
he doubted the propriety of prosecuting the
war without striking some effective blow at
its well-known source Such contrarieties of
opinion could not conveniently exist in the
same counsels, aud hence tho necessity of sep
It may not be improper to add that other
and material difficulties attended the presenco
of Mr. CAMERON in the Cabinet. He has al
ways been a decided advocate for promptitude
and energy in the conduct of the war; and has
perhaps sympathized unduly with that party
in Congress and among the people, which
craves the infusion ol more activity and de'
cision in our military policy. His accord with
the General-in-Chief of the army has not, for
these and other reasons, been perfect. In the
controversy between the regular and volun
teer service, which has reached a point wholly
inconsistent with the public interest, Geo. MC
CLELLAN is understood to side with that party
to which his military education wonld natural
ly attach him—whilo Mr. CAMERON has been !
a believer in the transcendant value and irn
porauce of the volunteers. The inquiry in
regard to the Ball's Bluff calamity broaght to
light the marked diversity of opinion between
the Secretary and the General. The former
was eager to acquit the memory of BAKER
of all responsibility for the disaster—while
the latter was equally desirous to re
lieve STONE of the fearful responsibility.
Gen. McClellan was certainly successful in de
feating Congressional inquiry, and thus far the
Secretary of War fared indifferently. It is
also auderstood, that he made a direct issue
with the youthful hero at the head of our arm
ies, in resisting the elevation to the ruuk of
Brigadier-General of a son of that Gen. Pat
terson, whose incapacity or treachery cost us
the humiliation of Bull Run. Whether per
sonal reasons, or those purely public, actuated
the Secretary, we are of course unable to say;
but the President disposed to concede a point,
upon which Gen. McClellan probably insisted
all the more strenuocdy because of the social
relations of his family at Philadelphia with
that of Gen. Patterson, juclinefl to the side of
the General-in Chief, and the appointment was
accordingly made. While this result was prob
ably the cap sheaf of the Secretary's case, it
was not the entire substance; and yet his res
ignation at this critical moment might have
been averted had the decision of this issue been
Of Mr. Stanton, the successor of Mr. Cam
eron in the administraion of tne War Depart
ment, it is scarcely necessary to speak. A
Democrat of the old Pro Slavery stripe, he as
sumed a place in the Cabinet of Mr. Buchan
an, when the Government was on the verge of
perdition, and, in association with Messrs.
Dix and Ilolt, assisted in saving the Republic.
His services at that juncture are not to be for
gotten or underrated. They were less merito
rious, perhaps, than those of Mr. Holt, and
there will be multitudes who will lament that
the latter does not accede to the position of
Mr. Cameron; but Mr. Stanton has not only
approved his patriotism, iutegrity and capacity
for the most important official positions, but
has shown how his fidelity to the country and
the popular cause rises superior to old partisau
opinions. There is no doubt that his conduct
of the military interests of the Government
will be at once intelligent and vigorous.
agr On Friday night last companies G and
D of the Pennsylvania Bucktails under com
mand of Captain M. Donald, company G, went
to Drainesville, and teturned Saturday morn
ing. The enemy had not been at Drainsville
since the battle, bat are throwing np batter
ies three miles beyond. The bucktails counted
176 graves on the Drainesville battle field.
19" Minister Adams has sent a despatch
to the Collector of the port of New York, to
the effect that the pirate Sumter was recently
at Cadiz, Spain. The Sumter had burned three
'Admit National Victory iu Kentucky.
ZQULWER TWICE DEFEATED AND ROUTED!
ATTACK: T)\ BE>. SCIIHOPF AT SOUEKSET.
HEAW LOSS ON BOTH SIDES.
The first OBe in the great chain of battles
has been fought in Kentucky, aud has resulted
i gloriously for the National arms. Ou Friday
uight last, the rebel General ZOLLICOFKEU,
i fiudiog that General THOMAS bad manoeuvred
j so as to gain his rear, and had thus forced a
fight upou him, marched out of his iutrench
ments at Mill Creek, on the CamberlaDd, and
proceeded to attack.lieu. 2c UOEFF iu his camp
at Somerset. The National pickets were
driven in before daylight, and the battle com
menced in the early morning. Tbo field was a
hotly-contested one, and the fighting lasted
until 3 o'clock iu the afternoon, when ZOLI.I- J
COFFER himself having beeu killed, the rebels
lied hack in confusion to their iutreuchmeuts,
leaving their dead and wounded on the field.—
This advantage was followed np rapidly by
our victorious troops, who pursaed the flying
rebels to their fastness, where they were at- j
tacked ou Sunday by the combined! forces of
SCUOEPF and THOMAS, and still further punish
ed. Our victory was most complete, and the
National Flag now floats over the rebel iu
trenchments, lately thought to be impregnable.
The losses on both sides are stated to be heavy.
That of the rebels is put down at 275 killed
and wounded. Ours is not yet definitely known.
The rebels lost all their caunou, quartermas
ter's stores, tents, horses and wagons—iu fact,
THE LATEST WAR NEWS.
The Potter Investigating Committe, ap
pointed by Congress to inquire into the fidelity
of Government employees.ard especially of the
cierks in the various Departments, hare sus
pended the taking of testimony aud are now
preparing their report. This report will be
volumiuous, and, if report speaks true, of a
character calculated to startle the country.—
The Committee, it is understood, have come !
to the deliberate conclusion, after patiint in
vestigation, that there are iu the Departments
at least fire hundred persons who are disloyal
to the Government, and would rejoice at the
success of the rebelliou. It is nuderstood, also,
that the report will be very severe npou one
or two heads of I)epo rtrueHts who have thrrfWn
obstacles in the way of the Committee in.thcir
endeavors to ascertain the truth.
We bad from Washington on Sunday morn
ing, the first indication that a forward move
ment of the Grand Army of the Potomac may
be looked for to oecnr soon. A General Order
has been issued by Gen. McClellan, notifying
all persons engaged in the military service to
hold themselves in readiness. The fact that
about nine hundred Government wagons, drawn
by four and six horse9,wcre reviewed in Wash
ington on Saturday, Is also significant.
Gen. Lane and his Staff left Washington on
Suuday for Kuusas. We shall doubtless soon
hear a good word fron him there.
From Central Kentucky we have a telegram
to the effect that four of our regiments had
advanced as far as outh Carrolton, directly
in the route to Bowling Green. It is also said
that the rebels are making preparations to
evacuate the latter point on the approach of
Advices from Fortress Monroe are highly
importaut. It was confidently asserted there
on Friday, that Gen. Wool had sent notice to
Gen. Huger, the rebel commander at Norfolk,
to remove the women and children from that
city. This indicates that an attack was to be
made upon the place iiumeditely. Another
indication is the fact that the topmasts and
spars of the steam-frigate Minnesota had been
unshipped, as though for action. It was re
ported that she would on Friday night pro
ceed to Elizabeth River, towing the sailing
frigate Cumbcrlaad. The new steam-sloo[>of
war Pensacola also exhibited signs of prepera
tion fcr a conflict. Meantime, indications of
perturbation on the part of the rebels are ap
parent. Roanoke Island, commanding the
passage from Pamlico into Albermarle Sound,
has been abandoned for the second time—the
first occasion being immediately succeeding the
reduction of the forts at Ilattcras Inlet, by the
expedition under Batler and Stringham. Re
ports were also current that preparations were
being made to evacuate Yorktown, but they
are not well authenticated.
The Burnside Expedition, however it may
task our ingenuity to determine its destination,
is evidently a much greater puzzle to the
enemy, besides being a great source of appre
hension. The papers of Virginia and North
Carolina exhibit a general uneasiness on the
subject. If the preparations ac Fortress Mon
roe, noted above, indicate that Norfolk Is the
place aimed at, cariosity, as well as
that of the rebels, will soou be satisfied.—
Whether their apprehensions will be allayed
as rapily, is another question.
Another party of exchanged National pris
oners, one hundred and fifty in nnmber, reach
ed Fortress Monroe from Richmond, on Fri
day, and arrived at Baltimore ou Suaday.—
They are all convalescents from the hospitals;
a number of them have crutches, and a dozen
had to be transported on cots. On their trans
fer to the protection of the Stars and Stripes,
a scene occurred similar to the one which
marked the arrival of the first large party at
Old PoiQt. They saluted the flag with a bnrst
of enthusiasm, and on their way they were
greeted warmly by the soldiers and sailors,who
lined the shores and thronged the rigging.
OQ Friday night a reconuoisauce was made
from Newport News by seven companies of
the New York Second Regiment. The ene
my's pickets were discovered [about twelve
miles from Camp Butler, and driven in.
Letter From Beaufort.
BEACFOBJ 3.U. Dec. '.'J, 1861.
FRIEND Goci'Hicu :—Having a few laoaients
to myself, 1 hasten to improve them by writ
ing to yon from this point. I will pass over
rnaay things of interest that occaredat Hilton
Ilead, during our stay there, presumiog thut
all are hy this time well posted with matters
' there, I will confine myself to things of a
more recent date.
Wc landed here on the night of the 6th
just., about 12 o'clock. Having immediately
i stationed our pickets, we retired to rest, tak
! ing the street for quarters, and the pavement
I foF beds, which is good enough. " Who
would not be a soldier ?" But we were not
permitted to remain long even there, intelli
gence having reached the ears of the Brigade
Commauder, that our outer pickets were at
tacked by a party of mounted Rebels. We
were soou aroused from oar peaceful slumber,
and iustantly on a double quick march to their
assistance. Ou arriving there, we were inform
ed that they had retreated,uot liking the warm
reception tendered them by oar faithful senti
nels. It appears that our men commanded
them to halt, bat they, failing to obey, were
iustautly fired upou, wounding Captain BARN
WELL, who, having been carried to their
encampment, we learn died soon after.—
Next day we pursued them to Port lloyal
Ferry a distance of 15 miles. On our arrival
we were disappointed, fiudiug that they had
escaped to their encampment visible on the
other side. Being unable to pursue them far
ther on accouut of their having taken all the
boats to their shore, a portion of meu
were detailed to guard the Ferry. It being so
ordered, the remaiuder returned to the Camp
near the village where we still remain. I need
not tell you that when we got back wc were
all tired, haviug traveled quite thirty miles
without much rest, however, the boys stood it
first rate They think nothing of such a march,
being accustomed to walking.
One week ago last Wednesday our regiment
was ordered out to relieve those first statiou
ed at the Ferry, ou picket, where we remaiu- !
ed until last eveniug, having been relieved by
the 79th X. Y. V. We returned to our
Camp and you may be assured that it is quite
a treat to be permitted to sleep uuder our can
vas covering ouec more. Having had to sleep
ou iu the open air while ou pickst exposed
to the nightly heavy dews incident to this cli
mate. During our stay at the Ferry, we had
many interesting scenes. We were sufficient
ly near the Rebel pickets to hold convers&tiou
with them at one time ; they invited us to
come over and dine with them oar response
was, that we had plenty to live on yet, not
having eaten all the turkies left here by them,
but would accept the iuvitatiou as soon as
they were disposed of. Another interesting
scene took place while we were there, viz :
Our battery opened fire on their guard house,
which was opposite ours. There was about
thirty soldiers iu it, when the first ball struck,
such a scattering you never saw. They ran iu
the direction of their encampment, a short
time after we discovered a man on horseback
coming toward the river waving his his hand
kerchief,soon he came within hearing distance,
and heiugassured by our Lieutenaut Col. (Col.
BUANHOLTS) who was in command that we
would hear his story without harming him, he
came down to the beach ; we gave him an in
vitation to cross, but he refused, asking us to
come to him. Three of our meu swam across and
got a boat. The Lieutenant Colonel and a
few men went over. lie reached out his hand
to shake hands but was refused j askiug him
what he desired. He said he wanted to know
if the enemy occupied the Island ? He was
was told that if ho considered them the cue
my, that they did. He wanted to koow what
brought u3 upon their soil ? The answer was,
to put down rebellion, and that as soon as they
laid down their arms and become peaceful cit
izeus we would return to our homes. Noth
ing more ot much accouut took place, only,
that he observed that we were d—d venture
some; that had it been earlier lu the season,
when the water was warm, our men, who
swam over after the bouts, would have been
eaten up by the alligators aud sharks, the riv
er is full of them. For a few days all was
quiet, occasionally exchanging a shot, with
Last Friday, a party of our men 150 in
number were ordered to cross the river in flat
boats—about two miles below the Ferry,while
nearing the rebel shore, they were fired upon
by their battery,and followed by their artillery
while returning, damaging our boats and kill
ing but one man, notwithstanding, the shot
and shell fell like hail around and among them,
some of which was found iu the boats the
next day. Their tiring was checked by a re
turn fire from one of our steamers ( The May
flower) which lay anchored near by. One or
two more things that may iuterest and I close.
A few nights 3ince Lieut. CROSS, of my Com
pany, aud a few of our men who were detailed
to collect aod take charge of the various things
such as corn, cattle, furniture, &c., left by
those who had fled in haste from Ladies
Islaud, started with four of his men with Lient.
PORTER, and a party of the Bth Michigan, who
were with him, to an encampment of the Reb
els at Cheshelms. On landing,fonnd|a station
1 of pickets—attacked them and captured the
whole party, 6ix iu number. They were sta
; tioned on the outer posts, but are now in com
fortable quarters in the hands of the Provost
Mashal. Time forbids more, and promising
that you shall hear again from me I close.
Capt. WILLIAM H. TELFORD.
1 he Senate, on tbo lath inst., coafi to
ed lii. M. STANTON of Peunsylvaninu Secre
ary of War.
The Heroes of Dranesville.
RE-PRESENTATION OF GOLORS.
PATfUOTtC SPEECH OF HON. GALUSHA A. GROW.
On Saturday, January 1 lih, the regiments
composing the division of Gen. Geo. A. * c-
Call were witnesses of a scene that migh. in
fuse a new spirit into the hearts of our almo.-t
' slumbering legions. The State of I ennsylva
uia has beeu lavish in her expenditure of men
and means to carry ou the war for the purpose
of crushing this horrible rebellion, fcoreinost
. iu the field, she has uot forgotten either the
! comforts or Ihc ambition of her noble sons.—
As the only State which has furnished each
■ regiment with a magnificent set of colors, she
j deserves imperishable reuown This she has
already done without waiting to deliberate
upon the expense. Iu the beginning, she de
clared, through her legislature, that, upon
each Hag should be inscribed, iu letters of gold,
the engagements through which her troops
should bear themselves with credit, and
that lliey should be deposited in the archives
of the State. This was intended to be done
after the different regiments returned from the
war; bnt Gov. Cortin determined that, inas
much as the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps had
covered themselves with renown ou the 20th
of December last, at " Drauesville, Decem
ber 20, 1861," should be inscribed upon the
flags that had already been presented. Yes
terday, Col. Pulsion, on behalf of the State,
returned the flags to the brave soldiers who
had so nobly defended them. The whole di
vision was drawn up in line, under Gen. Mc-
Call, to receive them, and Gen. Win. 11. Keim
introduced the Hon. Galusba A. Grow, Speak
er of the House, who presented to each regi
ment that participated in the battle of Draues
ville the colors prepared for them. After re-;
ferriug to the late battle for the national -
supremacy, said :
But the exultation of your triumph is sad
dened by the loss of the brave spirits who fell'
in the hour of conflict. Yet, for them we are
in doubt whether to rejoice or mourn their
" If there he on this earthly sphere
A boon—an ottering Heaven holds dear,
'Tis the la.*t libation Liberty draws
From the heart that bleeds and breaks in her cause.' 1
Though with the vernal sun, the grass will
grow green o'er their graves, they live iu the
gratitude of the future.
Man's life at best is short and soon passes
away, but his example lives forever, wielding
au influence long after the marble crumbles
and the brass fades. Fire centuries ngo, the
dauntless spirits met at midnight on the banks
of Lake Lucerne, and vowed to each other
the liberation of theT country from Austrian
despotism. From that hour Tell and Grutti
are immortal. In the bloody struggle that
ensued for the liberation of Switzerland, and
as her last hope hangs wavering on the field
of Sempatch—the Austrian army presenting a
solid hedtre of spears, which it seems impossi
ble for the Swiss patriots to penetrate—and
while their ranks are mowed down by a cloud
of arrows, a brave Swiss, sternly facing death,
exclaiming, " I'll make a path for liberty,"
rushes upon the foe,gathering a score ol spears
to his heart, and dies—thus opeuiug the way
to victory. The sound echoes along the cen
turies, and the name of Arnold Winklered is
linked to the martyrs who will live as long as
liberty has a votary or humauity a name.
44 Whether on the scaffold high,
Or in the army's vau,
The noblest place for man to die
la where he dies for man."
Monrn uot for the dead; they sleep in hon
ored graves. Let the tears wo drop on their
ashes be for the near and dear of the living,
whose hearts bleed for their loss.
Citizen soldiers, the hoar draws nigh when
the drum beat will ngaiu sumiuon you to the
battle field, there to decide, not a question of
dynastic rule, but whether the will of the ma
jority, constitutionally expressed, shall be re
spected by the minority—the vital principle of
free elective government.
Man's capacity lor self government is on
trial, und if it fails now by the overthrow of
the republic the last great experiment of elec
tive constitutional government among men has
been tried. Liberty, heaving her last sigh, may
then v.iug her way buck from earth to heaven,
and the crushed and down trodden of the world
may hug their chains as the ouly legacy they
cau bequeath to their children.
Culled from the peaceful avocations of life,
you aud yonr co-patriots in arms stand to day j
soldiers of humanity,fighting the battles of man
kind. For iu all essential features, this con
test is tbe old struggle of aristocracy and re
publicanism revived. Instead of family or
landed aristocracies, it is now the institutions
of human bondage wurring upon the vital prin
ciples cf free government, and they hare chos
en and will permit no arbiter but tlu sword.
The ouly argumeuts, therefore, befitting the
times are cannon balls and battallions. Tbe
orators of tbe hour are before me; and if I
mistake not the signs, they will soon be called
on to speak in tones that shall again tench the
enemies of liberty and the rights of mankind
tbe lessons taught by our fathers; and tbe last
great battle of constitutional freedom will have
been fought and won. In that trying bonr,
you have already proven by your heroic deeds
thai the fame of the old Keystone State, and
the memory of her illustrious dead will receive
no dishonor at your hands.
44 Take yonr banner! may it wave
Proudly o'er the good aud brave,
When tbe battle's distant wail
Breaks the Sabbath of our vale—
When the clarion's music thrills
To the hearts of these low hills—
When the spear in conflict shakes.
And the strong lance shiveriug breaks.' 1
After the presentation, the troops marched
iu review before Speaker Grow, in the follow
ing order: Capts. Stewart's, Easton's, and
Kearnes' batteries; Col. Bayard's Cavalry,
Kane's Bucktails, whom the rebels mistook for
regulars, followed by Simmons', Roberts',
Hayes, (who were accompanied by a fine
band,) Mann's, Magilton's, Sickel's, Harvey's,
Gallagher's, McCalmont's, Mediil's, Taggert's,
and Jackson's. After the review, the Speaker
and friends adjourned to Gen. McCalt's head
quarters, where they were sumptuonnlv eßter
IN No DANGER.— Great fears are expressed
for the safety of Hrr British Majesty's steam
er Rinaldo, the vessel in which Messrs. Mason
aud Slidell embarked at Provicetown, Mass.,
on account of tbe terrible storm which arose
soon aft r their departuro, and their failure to
arrive at Halifax in the time It is not
probable, however, that the vessel is lost, for
tbe passengers on her are not the kiud of per
! sons that are in danger of drowning.
•©r Last Monday was the day fixed upou
to olect a £latc Treasurer.
A dispatch, dated twelve
bus, from the correspondent of the rK ® '
Timet, states that ou the Ifnh i n „ 7**°
reconnoisance was made by (ion r , * '" 1? J
j vici.urim aiui
advanced to within five miles of Coin
without discovering the enemy T| JP '
the reconnoisance was a reliable
all the routes leading out of Coluabu/t **
Blandville and other towns Dwerters
the rebel" represent that the force at Col
is forty thousand men, but this is
exaggeration. From other authority it * IQ
certaiued that the rebels were in n „♦ , Sls
a state ol
great excitement on occouot of Oen g.
movement down the river.
The reports from Cairo a few days a ? 0
regard to the forwurd movement from
point seem to hare been exaggerated
teas a movement of some seven thousand tr
as far as Mayfield Creek, about buif Wav
tween Cairo and Columbus; and prepari- ,
art going on rapidly for the general
down the river. But it will be some tio*,
before things are ready for the assault on (_
lumbus. Another and minor, though ha-/,
less important movem nt than that is CTid eu .
ly ou foot.
UTAH AITI.YI.VG FOR ADMISSION.— AT a MY,
meeting held at Great Salt Lake City, j at
Gth, delegates were elected to draft and a.],.,,
a constitution aud form of State Governraes
to be submitted to the people for their accep-.
ance or rejection. Congress will be memorial,
ized for the admission of Utah daring the p reg
In Hath N. Y , Jaduary s, ]862, by Itcv. W. E j ODW
Mr. It. W. EDDY, of Tow an da, to Mi-s FA\\u'
BILES, of the former place.
In I'ike. January IS, 1862, by Rev. E. F. Robert* V,
DAVII) R MOORK. of Tioga Countv, Pa., to Mi-w I r
CYM. MOORE, of Pike. L "
A DMINISTRAT<) H'S NOPI('E -Xotitt
is hereby given that all persons indebted to th,-,-
tate of H EN'RY DPRFEY. der'd. late of Smiths,| tw 7
are hereby requested to make payment without dt-hv
and all persons having demands against said estate wili
present them duly authenticated for settlemen-.
E. G. DL'KKEY.
Jan. 13. 1862 ■ Administrator.
"]V"OTICE—J. CORN has bought the en
1* tire stock ol Ready .Made Clothing. CentsVnru',4.
ing Goods, Hats and Caps, and all the rights, titVj„,/
in'erest and claims of JOHN' SHI.AM, and is read; to *||
off his old stock oi Fall and Winter Clothing tOperou
less than tirst cost, aud he will be very thankful to al\ A
his old aud new customers, if they will give him a call
X. 11. All the debtorsof the establishment are requir
ed to call and pay their debts to J. Corn, immediate!)-
Remember the place—One door South of H S Mi-r
cur's store. J.COItV.
Towanda, January 15. 1862.
BRIDGE LETTING.—SeaIed proposal*
will be received at Rockwell's Mills, in West Rar
lingtoc. on Friday, January 31, ISC2. until 1 o'clockP.Jf
for the building and completing a Bridge across Sugar
Creek, near that place. Specifications for the s.imeniir
be seen at said Rockwell's Mills, and at the Commiuiua
era' Office, for ten days previous to said letting
W. H DECKER,
Corn's. Office, January 15,1862.
Towanda Boro Account for year 1861.
Streets 194 ;j
Plank walks.. 569 nt
Fire Department 31 t;
Town Clock ii 80
Roro' loan redeemed 128 64
Election ... 13 t#
Incidental 16 33
Rep. Third Street Bridge 1"
Trees for park 3D.
Sec'y and Treas, lt-61 M# I
IOV. i '
FOWASDA BORO* ORDER ACCOUNT.
Orders outstand'g ,Orders Red'med
Jan. 1,1861,.... 1307 23 andcnnrld ID56:t
Issued in 1861,.... t)C6 U'dOut.-tatiding Or-
ders Jan. 1,'62.. 11C7 fll
2273 25 •
Ain't of outstanding Orders, Jan. 1,1862... ll" 01
Due on Boro' scrip, Fire Department, 272 01
Amount due on Duplicate, 9.53 36
ACCOUNT SITU COLLECTOR.
COL. t)ATK. AM T. VAU). EXON. TR. CT. IKK.
A.J. Noble. 18.59 398 64 332 70 18 23 48 71 ....
Sp'l bor. tax 1853 101 23 24 .51 2.5 00 51 72 ....
A. J. Noble, iB6O 976 48 915 09 12 18 49 21 ...
1860 1000 35 46 97 953 M
PR. TREASCKER or TOWANDA DORO' CU.
Bal. in Treasury, lOrders redeemed .. 1166 21
Jan. 1,1861 20 17|Ral. due on duplic'c 9M 3->
Bal due ou Dupli I'd ou Barns Judg't. 4'
eate, 1859, 332 70 •- Ward " '* 22-7
Bal. special boro'. 101 23; " Holmes " " 19.5s
" duplicate 1860. 976 4s Exonerations 37 l>
1861, 1000 35 Col. per rentage !'*• M
Uec'd on Licenses. 40 00 Sec. A Treas MM
| Boro' loan redeem'J 32 *'
Trees for Park ***.
I Bal in Treasury D v
2470 _ 93|
C. L. WARD. Burgess.
E. O. GOODRICH,
B. F. POWELL,
Attest—G. I>. MONT ANTE, Secy.
Jan 13,1862. , _
We, tbe undersigned Auditors of the Borough of r>
wanda, do certify that we have examined the accounts M
the Town Conncil and Treasurer for the year L-cL, *M
find them correct.
N. X. BETFS,
s. \v. ALVOBB.
TOOK FI ND -EXPENDITURES. 1861.
C. K. Ladd, services as Pysiciao and Over-
seer of Poor
Wui. Mix, services Overseer of Poor *(
Mrs. Vaudereook for keeping Mrs. Miner <■"
Temporary relief to Laixey „
" Stratum family , M
44 44 44 Stone
Funeral expenses of Mrs. X. Wilcox .
Mi-s. Baker for keeping Yager M
Mr. Baker J: j#
Mrs. Miskell for keeping daughter
Temporary releaf to Dailey !
Mrs. Deforest to keeping Louis Green _
ACCOUNT WITH COLLECTOR OF POOH TAX.
COL. DATE. CH D. FAtD. E* oN * .. M
A.J. Noble, 1859 71 04 'i*
44 1860 376 07 172 15
I DR. TREAS OF FOOR FUND.
Balin Treas. Jan. 1, Orders redeemed. 1C ; (
1861 11 04 Bal. due by col- •
Due by late Treas,. 23.81 in Trens. Jau. 1
Rcc'dofCol 172 11 1862
—— | 195 i>
192 38j 1
C. K. LADD.
We. the Auditors of Towanda borough, do .y
• we have examined the accounts of the t
poor and Treasurer of said borough, for the
and find them correct.
X. X. BKTTS.
S. W. ALVORP.^
Towanda. Jan. 13. 1862.
OIL, FOR SALE CHB|
Aug. 28,1661 >