Evening telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1863-1864, December 04, 1862, Image 1

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The DAILY TELRGRAPH is served to subscri
bers in the City at 8 cents per week. Yearly
subscribers will is" charged $4 00 in advance.
The TILES RAPH IS /11130 published twice a week
during the session of the Legislature, and week
ly during the remainde, of the year, and fur
nished to subscribers at the folloWing cash
rates, viz :
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Business Curbs.
my 10y) NEAR MARKET.
This Is a First Clams Hotel, and located in the central
part M the city. It te kept in the best manner, and Ha
patrotla wdl fled every accommodation lobe met with in
the best houses in the cou n try. ve3o-ittf
Lock Haven, Jersey Shote, - Williamsport, Nun
ty, UniOntown,, Watsontown,
Lewisburg, Northumberland, Sun
bury, T,reverton, Georgetown,
Lykostown, Millersbiwg,
Halifax, Dauphin •
The Philadelphia Depot being centrally located, the .
Drayage aill be at The Lowest Hews. Tee Conductor
goes , hrough with each tritin'to attend AU the sale de
livery Of all goods intrusted to the lino. Bends deliver-1
;id at the Depot iii
Freed, Ward h Freed, 811 Market street, PhiladeiPhis,
b.!. 6 o'clock, P. it., wii b aelivere , d in liarrishurg the
next morning.
freight Always as Low as by Any Other
philadelphia an i Reading Depot,
re Ca-, ti Foo of Market dtreet, Harrisburg.
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware Manufacturer,
NO. 112 AbiRKEI SiREE7,
AS always oil hand a full assortment
of fad .14panntio Ware, °oozing and Parlor
Stoves ul the best manummuries, Sotto- Spoutin HOOF-
Lug and Galvaramed Iron Qurniatt, utanufauared ~od put
up at rraseeable rates .
A ar repairing promptly attended to. 0pr804117
HAS removed his Boot and. Shoe store.
from the . coruer of Second and Walnut streets to
Next door to Has he Agriculture Store, wheie he intends
to keep all kinds of Hoots at•tt Abuse, Gaiters, kc., and a
tor& stoat 01 Trunks, and everything io hie line of ho
edown ; and will be thankful to receive the patronage of
his old customers and the tittnite in general' at hie new
place of bushings. All kindsof workmen to:order In the
best style and by euperaur metMee. Repairing done at
abort notice, lapr2dtf] t.t. SMITH.
At Litis, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Affords superior advantages for thorough add
accomplished female education. For circulars
and Information, apply to
oetlB-(18m Principal. •
()F the Old Wallower Line respectfully
informs tho pnblin th it this Old Daily frahaports•
lion lane, (the only YV,41101! !lOW to salat.aue lu
this fity,i r- is to sdrsitsufill OpultatiOli, and prepared to
carry (relight as ow ha any otherindividial lice uhtwhen
Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Sunbury, Louisburg. Wil
liarnsport, Jersey Shore, Leek Hay •.0 and all other points
on the Northern central, Philadelphia and Erie and . Wil
liamsport sad i , :latira ilanroads.
Harrisburg, Pa .
Gkod4ient to the Ware House of Measre„ Pe cook,
Zoll ar dinobitaaa Noe Bob and 810 Marker street show
farads, Modell:La, by 4 o'clock, O.: will' arrive al
Harrisburg, ready for delivery neat morPjall
[Written for the TILZGRAPII.]
The History of a Testament given to
a Bich. Soldier at Camp Curtin.
In September last, I was going through the
hospitals in Camp Curtin, when I found Corp .
ml Joseph C. Dales, of Da'wale, Luzern
county, lying upon one of the beds in a very
weak and debilitated state. Ile was a very
interesting and excellent young man, about
twenty-eve years of age. He retuned from the
b'attle of Fair Oaks.
I asked him if he had an interest in Jesus
Christ. He said no, I have not, but I should
have. I then had some conversation with him,
in respect to the great importance of his giving
immediate attention to his soul's salvation, and
also of the way of salvation through Jesus
Christ. I gave him a testament. Heald lam
glad of that; I lost mine; I will read it. I saw
him and conversed with him.two or three times
after I gave him the testament. But I did not
know the happy result of my mission, until the
person who took care of him in his sickness,
described his religious condition a few days
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He said Joseph died a happy Christian. 'The
testament you gave him was his constant com
panion as long ae hp could read. I believe it
was the means of reviving and saving his soul,
and also of giving him great comfort in his last
days. He frequently talked of the subject of
religion with great interest and satisfaction,
and even in his last hours, when he was deli
drions, he would frequently say something
about religion'nd the war of his country. 1
He said to me one day. "When you see my
father and my mother, tell them if ever 'I
come home, .I shall come home a praying man.
If I do not come home I hope to go to heaven."
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He wrote on the blank leaves of his testa
ment, some verses of poetry. One of the verses
Then let our sighs
Be for the skies,
Which God's unfading beams bavegiven,
That when our breath,
Goes out in death,
We lost to earth, may live in Heaven.
Joseph has now gone, we hope, to heaven.
But the testament is in the care of his father
and mother who keep it as one of the richest
treasures oethis world, because they believe it
was the means of leading his soul into the
kingdom of heaven, and giving him sweet
comfort in his last and painful hours.
This is one of the many evidences of our snc ,
case in going out into the world and giving to
the people the word of God. It is good seed
sown in good ground. God waters it and blesses
it. It takes root, springs up, and a soul is
saved to be made forever blessed in Heaven.
Who 1111 not freely, at any personal sacrifice;
obey the last commandment of Jesus Christ;
"Go ye therefore and teach all nations."
Mssaluitior rig Lams Maim Runs A13800I:
arrow.—The regular monthly meeting of the
Ladies' Union Belief Association was held on
Saturday afternoon, the 29th ult., at 3 o'clock,
in the school house on the corner of Walnut
street and River alley.
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The President being absent, (on account of
illness,) on motion, it was agreed that Mrs. C.
C. Hawn preside.
The minutes of the previous meeting were
read and approved. •
Mrs. Cornyn, Secretary of the Executive
Committee, read the following report, which
was ordered to be entered on the minutes :
Oct. 29th—The Executive Committee met,
and, on motion, appointed Mrs. Pattersen,
Hawn, Shoemaker, Buffington, Gilbert and;
Dock to visit the hospitals; Misses Hays,'
Thompson, Hickok and Daughertito serve at
the reception room; Misses Shutt, Wallace and
Uhler to serve at the store room of Messrs
Hummel Sr. Itillinger.
Mrs. Bailey was authorized to procure a can
for milk, and engage four quarts of milk daily
from the dairyman who furniedies the hospital.
She was also:empowered to purchase anything
else needed in the, kitchen.
On motion, it was
Raolved, That Mm. Ilawn be our Commissary,
with discretionary yewers . to market for said kit
Mrs. Bailey was appointed to ascertain what
things could be supplied from the General Hos
pital, and reported that the Surgeon in chalge
agreed to furnish all the beef and sugar that
would be required.
Mrs. Bryan called to state that there was a
quantity of calico in the State street store room
which could be made into comfortables, and
offered to make them up if the Association
would furnish the cotton.
On motion, it was agreed to furnish the cot
ton and return thanke for her kindtums.
Mrs. Gilbert was appointed to arrange corn
mittees for the kitchen.
It was moved that lame one be employed to
take charge of the reception room, to be there
from 9 x. g. to 4 P. K.
The committee on the rocking chairs made a
ieport, which was accepted.
Nov. 6th—The Executive Committee met,
when, on motion, it was '
Resolved, That our Commissary be furnished
with money sufficient to carry out the object In
having a Commissary.
It was resolved that the Commissary furnish
one quart of. oysters daily for the benefit of those
few soldiers just recovered from protracted ill-
Resolved, That for the present we do not call
for daily contributions, but that the .members
be taxed.
On motion, It was agreed that foci ladies be
appointed to tend to each of the three hospitals
of this city, and , two or three for , the Mission
Chusch hospital, their duty being to visit daily
for the purpose of asceitaining the wants, and if
possible supply them by drawing upon the funds
of the Association. ,
It was also agreed that 'one be selected from
each committee, in whose name' he bills are to
be made out, !LC., she being responsible;
The committee appointed for the German
Reformed, Hospital Was, Mrs. ' Small, Boyd,
Foltz and' Metzgaf; tancasterlan school house
hospital,' Mrs. T. Hummel. N. Brown, Bate
Reny and Miss R. Till ; Mission Church hos
pital, Mrs. A. O. Smith, SitOmons, Mumma;
Cotton Factory hospital, Mrs. Burnside and
Miss Parker ; School House hOspital, in the
alley, Mrs. Dr. Roberta, Cox and Curtin.
It was resolved to ask the contributing mem
berg to furnish home made_ bread as often as
they could, to the ladies appointed to serve in
the kitchen. It was resolved that our com
miesary.buy one dozen of eggs, at least once a
week; and that this association purchase 32
rocking-chairs, at $1 75 a piece—usual'price,
$2 50.
Nov.lBth—The Executive Committee met.
Bars. Beatty and Mrs. C. Bailey having seen the
committees Ippointcd for thedifierent hospitals,
repoitnif fluor Mrs.:-Smsdi bad accepted the office
of Treasurer of ilie.Gerinan Reformed Hospital;
Mrs. Dr. Roberts, of the School House Hospital;
Mrs. V. Hdintnell, of the .limeasterian School
House HoiPital ; Miss Parker, of the Cotton
Factory Hospital ; Mrs. A. C. Smith, of the
Mission Chia& Hospital. The report was ac
On, motion, Mitt. Ramon and ingratn were
appointed to buy or otherwise procure a good
cooking stove.
:Oa Illation, it 'was agreed to furnish Mrs.
Keller, at the depot, with tea and sugar for the
sick and wounded soldiers passing through our
- .Nov. 19th—The Executive Committee met.
The President, Mrs. Beatty, presented $5O from
the Coin Exchatige of Philadelphia. It was
accepted, and 'the Secretary of the Executive
Committee directed to tender a vote of thanks
through the newspaperia.
The difficulty of heating three store rooms
being great, and being'otherwise very inconve
Went; it was resolved that but one room be used
by the members of this Association. Gen.
Male offered a room on one corner of the Aroe
:nal grounds, which was accepted. The hospi
tal stores belonging to this Association will be
removed to it as soon as 'tie properly prepared.
It Was irestdved to furnish Mrs. Keller with a
the pot and a half dozeh cups and saucers: Mrs
K Unger was appointed to purchase said ar
Nov. 26th The Executive CoMmittee met.
The President being :absent, (on account of
illness,) Mrs, Rawn , was. appointed to preSide.
She - read •a`letter frohd ice Lebanon Aid Sudety.
Mrs. Dr. Bailey, Treasurer, presented the
following report, which was accepted :
Oct. 25th—Balance is hand.. $468 50
Nov.-20th—Boc'd from Philra
Corn Exchange .... 60 00
Total $513.50
Expienditureit dorifig Nov.. 36 50
Balance in Treasury. $477 00
The Commissary, Mm. }lawn, made the fol
lowing -report; Which ins'aedepted: '
Nov. 3d—lteo'd from Mrs. C.
Bailey, Treasurer ? . pro tem... $lO 00
Nov. 13 th—lteceived from
Mrs. Dr. Bailey, TratMurer.. ]0 00
Nov. 214—Beceived from
Mrs. Dr. Bailey, Treasurer.. 12 00
Total $32 00
Nov. Bii—Paid out as follows:
Utensils for kitchen $3 37f
During Nov. for provisions as -
follows : '
Apples 3 07
Oysters 7 25
Balance in hand
On motion of Mrs. R. J. Fleming, a vote of
thanks was terideAd to Wm Stewart, of West
Hanover, for a jar of apple hatter.
On motion of Mrs. Briggs, the Secretary was
directed to have the Proceedings of this meet=
ing published in the daily papers.
F. BAWN, Pres' t, pro fem.
Attest—B. A. BIIIII . OP, Sec'y.
Abstract of the Report of the Secre
tag of War.
The Secretary of War in his report to the
President, after dehilling the military opera
tions of the past year, points to the fact that
the Department of the Pacific has been free
from any of the calamities occasioned. by the
rebellion, but au earnest and deep sympathy
. has heen manifested by the loyal citizens of the
Pacific States in support of the Union cause.
From a survey of the. *hole field of opera
tions, it is apparent that whatever. disasters
our arms may have suffered atparticular points,
a great advance, has nevertheless been made
since the commencement of the war, which fact
the Secretary proceede to show. The Union
forces are now in the field under able comman
ders, strotiger than ever, resolute and eager to
be led against the enemy, and to crush the re
bellion b,y a vigorous winter campaign. The
Armies of the Potomac and the, west stand
ready to vie with each other in the quickest
and heaviest blows against the enemy.
Taught by experience the ruin of inaction,
and hazard of delay, a spirit of earnest activity
seems to pervade the forces of the United States
laiyond what has hitherto been exhibited in the
.numerous battles and engagements that have
occurred ; our armies in general have displayed
the courage and determination that should in
spire the officers and soldiers fighting in defence
of their governmetit"'Utider the calls of July
and August there are already in, the field over
420,000 new troops, of „which 399,000 are vol
unteers, and 332,000 of which have volunteered
for three years, or . &ring the war. It will be
remembered that the 'call ass ' made at one of
those periods of despondenty which occur in
every national struggle. „
A cuief hope of those mho set the rebellion
on ,foot was for aid and .comfort from disloyal
sympathizers in the northern States, whose
efforts were relied upon to divide and distract
the people of the north, and prevent them from
putting forth their whole etreugth to preserve
the national existapce. The call for volun
teers, and a draft of the militia, afforded an oc
casion for disloyal persons to accomplish their
evil purposes by discouraging enlistments, and
encourage opposition to the war, and the draft
of soldiers to carry it on.
Anxiety was felt in some States at the proba
ble soca se of these disloyal practices, and the
government was urged to adopt measures of
protection, by the temporary - restraint of those
engaged in these hostile acts. To that end Fro
void Marshals were appointed In some of the
States upon the nomination of their Governors
to act under the direction of the State Execu
tive, and the writ of habeas corpus was suspended
by your order. By order of the Department,
arrests were forbidden unless authorized by the
State Executive or by the Judge Advocate.
Some instances of unauthorized arrests have
occurred and when brought to the notice of the
Department the parties have been immediately
By a recent order all persons arrested for dis
couraging enlistments and disloyal practices, In
the States where the quotas of volunteers and
militia are filled up, have been released. Other
persons arrested by military commanders and
sent from the departments where their presence
was deemed dangerous .to the public safety,
have been discharged upon parole to be of good
behaviour and dd no act of hostility against
the government of the United States. •
While military arrest* of disloyal persons
form the subject of complaint in some states;
the discharge of :such parsons is complained of
in other states. It has been the aim of the
Department to avoid any. encroachments upon
individual rights as far as might be consistent
with public safety, and the , preservation of the
Government. But reflecting minds will per
ceive that no : greater 'encouragement can be
given to the enemy—no m,.re dangerous act
of hostility can be pepetrated in this war—
than the efforts to prevent recruiting and en
listments for the armies upon whose strength
the national existence depends.
The expectations of the rebel leaders and
their sympatbizerwin the loyal states, that 'the
call for volunteers. would not be answered and
that the drat would not be enforced, have
failed, and nothing is left but to clamor at the
means by which their hopes were frustrated,
and to strive to disarm the government in fu
ture if, in, the chances of war, another oc
casion for increasing the military force should
Besides aiding the State authorities respecting
the draft and enlistments, another important
duty is assigned to the provost marshals. The
army returns and the report of the General-in
chief shows that a large number of the.officers
and enlisted soldiers who are Arawing pay and
rations are improperly absent from their posts.
The pursuit of such persons and their compul
sory return to duty is a necessary function of a
provost marshal, and such number only as may
be required for that purpose will be retained in
the service.
The pay and bounty allowed by act of Con;
greys to recruits has offered strong temptations
to practice fraud upon the Government by false
returns upon the muster rolls and false charges
for subsistence. Diligent.efforts are being made
for the detection of all such practices, and .to
bring the guilty parties--some.of. whom have
held respectable stations in society—before a
proper civil or military tribunal, as soon as• the
necessary preliminary brnmtigadons by the
Judge. Advocate can be completed. The same
course is being pursued in respect to fraudulent
contractors and disbursing officers:
The expenditures for enlistments, recruiting,
drilling and subsistence of volunteers, regulars
and militia, amounts to the sum of $20,692,-
282 91. .
The' general acquiescence of all the loyal
States in the measures deemed necessary to
strengthen the armies and prosecute the war at
every hazard to a final success, proves the
fidelity of the people to the. government, and
their determination to maintain its unity and
uphold its authority over: the whole territory
of the United States.
The Secretary says:—Experience has shown
that serious defects exist in the militia law,
which should be promptly remedied. The laws
relative to volunteers also •need amendment
The views of the DepartMent on these subjects
will be communicated to the appropriate aim
mittees of Congress.
It will be seen that the Quartermaster's De
partment—upon which, under the law of the
17th of July, providing for the employment of
colored persons, the charge of such persons is
chiefly imposed---hasmot found itself burdened
with their care • but that it has, on the con
trary, derived valuable aid from their labor,
and in a considerable portion of its field of ope
rations has thus far suffered from abeam, rather
than from too great a quantity ofsuch labor.
In Louisiana, where at one time there were
apprehensions of embarrassment from the num
ber of refugees ' the reserve of a tract of Atilt
land along the railroad to Berwick!s bay opens
up a territory in: which many thousands can be
profitabl employed, if placed under proper
regulation and control.
At Port Royal such persons have been exten
sively employed in the Quartermaster's Depart 7
went, and in. cultivating some • thousands of
acres of the Sea Islands of the 'coast, the pro
ducts of which are used in the support of them,
selves and families. In the operations of the
army on the James river and upon the Potomac,;
in the fortifications of Washington, and as la-,
borers, teamsters, hostlers, in the landing and,
shipping of stores, they have been of great ser
vice,and the demand fur . their labor has. ex 2
ceed the supply available.
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Thu successful movement of the various expe
ditions by sea, the transportation of such large
bodies of troops, and their regular supply at
distant points of the coast, afford striking proofs.
of the greatness of the military recourees of the,
These movements have. been upon a scale of
great magnitude. The collection of the vast'
,armies which have been raised, and their trans
port to the field of operations in so brief a pe
riod, would not have been possible but for the
extent of our system of steam transport by
railroads, rivers and sea. .
It has net been found necessary to, exercise
within the loyal States the power conferred
upon the President by law to take actual mili
tary possession of the railroads of the country.
The various ,coinpanies met in convention in
this city, and united in proposing: a uniform
tariff for Government transportation, which
appears to be just. and equitable, and they have
performed all the services required of them by
the Department with a promptness, efficiency
and. cheerfulness which do honor to the patriot
ism of their managers. •
.Every means the country affords has been
put forth •to complete the armament of our
torts and fortifications for the defence of the
harbors and coasts, as is shown by the report of
this bureau. These details are, • for obvious
reasons, not now stated, and the legislation
required by this branch of the service will, by
your directions, be communicated to the appro
priate' committee.
The subject of arming the fortifications, par
ticularly of those defending the harbors of our
principal Atlantic ports, has received special
attention, and all the means at the disposal of
the Department have been applied to that end,
so far as Was possible and consistent with meet
ing other imperative requirements. •
In consequence of the introduction into naval
warfare of iron-clad vessels, comparatively safe
from the effects of such batteries as had hither
to been sufficient to guard effectually against
the passage of hostile vessels, it became neces
sary to provide heavier and more powerful
ordnance. The whole system of such armament
was carefully revised and amended by a board
of the most experienced and competent officers,
and measures have been taken ter carry their
recommendations into effect.
The Secretary calls special attention to the
necessity of providing additional means for the
storage and preservation of ordnance supplies,
as rwonimended in the report of the Chief of
The attention of the Department has been
earnestly directed to the forts and fortifications
for coast and harbor defence. A personal in
spection of the important works bas been made
by Gen. Totten, the distinguished Chief of
Engineers. The grants made by Congress for
fortifications at the last 'session amounted' to
$5;b35,000 for permanent works; nod $750,000
for temporary works. illutOldef of Engineers
reports that these 'stumi 'admitted "of very
material progress - being Mede In most of' the
forts 110111' lU soured of oonottuctline
This has been realised in a number of in
stances, and in all decided advancement hae
been effected. Great difficulty has been experi
enced in obtaining supplies of materials from
the quarries, stone yards, &0., owing to the d -
mends made by the , war upon, the classes usu
ally employed in this kind of work. Similar
trouble has been encountered in procuring
transportation for materials. •
Much has been done. in :advancing the our`
fortifications in the principal commercial had
for service, in:preparing additional guns,
and in providing'for the reception= ' of additional
armament Of every large calibre in life existink
batteries, and in placing all in effective, condi
tion for defence Like measures have bee 6
observed with reference to our naval stations
and our frontiers generally.
The Secretary says:
No aphorism is more universally received
than that the sole object of a just war is to
make the enemy feel the evils of his injustice;
and by his sufferings amend his ways: He
must therefore be.attacked in his most &encase.
ble quarter. The power of the rebels rest's
upon their peculiar system of labor, which
keeps fabbaers' on the plantationti'to support
the , owners who are devoting their time and
strength to destroy our armies and destroy out.
General Haileers . Report.
The Commander-in chief, in his report to the
Secretary of War, states that he started on the
24th of July to visit the Army, of . the Potomaci
to ascertain if there was a possibility of an ad,
vane upon Richmond from Harrison's Land=
ing, and if not, to form some plan of uniting
the armies of Gen. i"ope and Gen. McClellan;
who was of the opinion that it would requirq
50,000 additional men to so on. • 1
Gen. HaHeck replied that these could not be,
possibly sent, and that not more than 20,000
could be provided. Gen. Mc:Mellon was asked
to consider the matter till morning, when he
agreed to go,with that number.
Op Gen. lialleck's arrival home he received
a dispatch, saying that,at least 35,000 me
would be required. The report says that sue
reinforcements could' not be sent without leavl
ing Washington and Baltimore almost defence!
less, and an order to withdrew the Army of
the Potomac was issued on August third,
previous order having been given for the re=
moval of the sick, and transports in vast
numbers having , been supplied. But a protest
was received from Gen. McClellan on the fifth;
and the order was not put in force for eleverf
days, viz : on the" 14th.
• On the lat, orders were given to Gen. Burn:-
side to embark at Newport News for Acquiti
creek. .Re arrived their promptly on the night
of the 3d.
A review of the movements before Washingl
ton is made. Gen. HaHeck says that a part , of
the.Aimy of the Potomac was ordered to th a /
front from Alexandria, and that pen. Cox w
ordered to come by rail via Washington fronj
western Virginia, With the Slain porHini of his
,General Pope, on. the 27th, ordered General
Porter to be at Bristow Station on the next
morning, but for sums unexplained reason Por l
ter did not :comply with this order, and, hl
corps was not in the battles of the 28th an d
29th, in which Gerieral Pope gained considers
able ground, though the battles were not deci
Of the reinforcements from Alexandria, em-'
bracing at length the whole Peninsular Army
it ; said : "Some of the corps moved with be.;
coming activity, but the delays of others were
neither creditable nor excusable. The soldier 4
actually engaged in these battles fought with
great bravery, bat many thousands straggled
away—that a few voluntarily suirendered to
the enemy so as to be paroled as prisoners of
It is added, "Had the Army of the Potomac
arrived a few days earlier, the rebel army could
have been easily defeated, and perhaps destroy
The losses at South Mountain and Antietam
are put at 1,742 killed, 8,066 wounded and 913
missing—a total of, 10,721.
the report states that the army rested on the;
north bank of the Potomac, near Sharpsburg,.
from the 17th of September until the 26th of.
October, and says that the long inactivity of so
large au army, in the face of a defeated foe, and,
during the most favorable season for rapid
marches and a vigorous campaign, Was a matter
of great disappointment and regret. '
Gen. Halleck states that he telegraphed to
Gen. McClellan on Opt. 6th to cross the river.
Gen. McClellan disapproved of the plan of
crossiug south of the blue ridge, bat proposed
to cross at Harper's Ferry and move on Win
chrster ; but he did not cross until Oct. 26th,
and then at Berlin, the passage occupying till
Nov. 3d.
During this period Qeu. McClellan stopped
communicating with the Cominander-in:chief,
addressing the President. On the Eith'his re
moval Was oideeed.
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From our Horning gdltion
FORUMS Mosso", Dec. 2.
There le no news of importance to transmit
from this point:
Southern papers contain the following items:
Wantraorox, N. C., Nov. 25.
A despatch to the Daily .Tournal from Fort
Maher, this morning,, says that all is quiet
below. The Powtaligo and Uncle Ben went to
sea safely last night.
(fen. D. a Jones, of the rebel army, is in
Richmond sick, and with but slight hopes of
"A Confederate States Navy is now theleading
idea among the most , sagacious minds of the
" The steamer Kelbia was run . into and sunk
off the Baharnas. She was built in Scotland for
running the blockade."
The Charleston IS. C.) Owner, of the 25th
ult. says': The enemy have from ten to fifteen
wooden vessels lying in sight of this city, where
they heve been allowed to lay for months, not
withstanding 'our
. having means for 'reaching
and sinking every one of them; with perfect
safety to ourselves. - ItrMt. Mallory waiting for
all Of Lincoln's "Iron Sides" to be finished. -
Theßaleigis'(R C.) Daily Progress of Novem
ber 64 4 27,th 'ea 'that, Major General G. A. Scat
is in `Re , titid - in command of a force
sstficletitili dle, approach to Richmond
in that ' ' 0 0 "' '. - . • .
Arrival of the Steamer China.
Cars RACE, Dec. 8.
The steamer China passed here at 4 o'clo ck
on Monday 'afternoon, with LiVerpool dates' to
the 2nd. ult.
The steamer Arabia arrived at Queenstown on
the 22d ult.
The political new 3 is net important.
The U. S. frigate Saratoga arrivedat Libboti on
the 17th ult. The steamer Bavaria, before re
ported as ashore, was got off and, proceeded to
Gen. lacClellim's removal caused a depression
in American securities.
The London 24mes says this is•the first effect
of the elections-on President Lincoln, and that
Gen. McClellan has been sacrificed to the polit
ical jealousies of the party in power —he being
known to be a Conservative, and opposed to the
violent acts of the Executive. •
The Times questions the success of the move
ment, as it makes McClellan a conservative
Pogrom, Dec. 3.
The. British bark Mary, at Queenstown ou
the 19th ult., from Yarmouth, N. S., spoke
October 30th, in lat. 41, long. 69.30, the rebel
pirate steamer Alabama.
The New York Tribune announces that after
Monday next the price of that, paper will he
advanced to three cents.
Mr. HALE, (N. H ,) offered a resolution call
ing on the Secretary of the Navy to inform the
Senaie if the, provisions of the act passed at the
last session, making an appropriation for the
purchase of land, &c., in Portsmouth harbor,
N. H., has been executed, if not, why not.
Agreed to.
On motion of Mr. ANTHONY, (R. i ,)the Stand
ing Committees of the Senate were appointed.
They are the same as at the last session, with
the exception that Mr. Sumner, (Class.,) tikes
the place of Mr. Simmons on the Committee on
Finance, and Mr. Arnold, (IL 1.,) takes the
place of Mr. Thompson on the Committee on
Mr. LANE, (Ind.,) offered a resolution that
the committee on patents inquire into the ex
pediency of abolishing the department of agri
culture. Agreed to.
' Mr. WI:MUNSON, (Minn.,) offered a resolution
that the 'Committee on Indian Affairs be re
quested to inquire into the expediency of re
porting a bill or the indemnification of the
citizens of Minnsota who have suffered losses
by the depredations of the Sioux Indians.
Mr. Susumu, (Mass.,) offered a resolution
that the Secretary of War be requested to fur
nish the Senate with any information which
he may possess with reference to the sale into
slavery of free men captured or seized by rebel
forces, and state what steps have been taken
to redress this outrage on human rights.
Also, a resolution that the Committee on
Military Affairs be directed to. consider the
expediency of providing by law for the estab
lishment of corps, composed of men especially
enlisted for hospital and ambulance service,
with officers commissioned to command thiif,
who will have entire charge under the medical
officers of hospitals, so as to enlarge the useful
ness of this humane service, and give it the
efficiency that is to be derived from organiza
tion. Adopted.
Mr. Ham, (N. H.,) gave notice that he should
introduce a bill, repealing the act establishing
and equalizing grades of officers of the navy,
which was passed July 16th, 1862.
On motion of Mr. Strintsa, the Senate went
into executive session, and subsequently ad
The Committees were called for reports, but
none were made.
Mr. CALVERT, (Md.,) offered a resolution
which was adopted, calling on the Commis
sioner of Patents to inform the House what
amount of the Agricultural fund has been ex
pended since January Ist, last, to the time
when the accounts and books were transferred
to the Commissioner of Agriculture, specifying
the items and whether any contracts were un
satisfied. If so, what amount is due and for
what. Also, that the Commissioner of Agri
culture intorm the House what amount of the
agricultural fund has been expended under his
direction, specifying the amounts, etc.
Mr. HOLMAN, (Ky.,) offered a resolution in
structing the Committee on Millitary Affairs to
report a bill so amending the fah section of the
act, entitled "An act authorizing the employ•
ment of volunteers to enforce the laws and for
the protection of the public property," approved
July 22d, 1861, to allow volunteers who
have or may hereafter be honorably discharged
on account of wounds or other disability arising
from actual service, such part of the bounty of
$lOO, provided for under said section, as shall
be proportioned to the time of actual service.
Mr. LOVZIOT, (Ill.,) and OLIN, (N. Y.,) op ,
posed the resolution in its present form, when
Mr. Homo; modified it so as to instruct the
Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into
the expediency of reporting such a bill.. The
resolution was then adopted.
A few minutes after 12 o'clock the House
No more demand for Flour ; 3,000 bbls. sold
at $6@1.6 25 for superfine, $6 25 for extra, $6 60
@7 50 for low grade and good extra family,
No change in Rye Flour or Corn Meal. More
demand for Wheat and prices rate better ; sales
6,000 bus. at $1 41g1 44, and 3,000 bus. Ken
tticky white at $1 80. Rye sells on arrival at
85@98c. Corn in demand, and has advanced;
sales 2,000 bus. yellow at 76c. white at 90c.
Oats in fair request at 40®42c. -Cloverseed
continues in good' demand; 1,000 .bus. sold at
$6 40@6 45. Small sales Flaxseed,at $2 90®3.
The provision market is inactive; small sales
Mess Pork at $l3. Lard firm at 10c. Wool
held firmly. Cotton looking- tip with sales of
middling at 68c; white firm at4oc.
Flour steady ; sales of 1,000 bbb3. at $1 124
for,Ohlo extra; -Wheat steady. Corn advanced
I®2o. Poik firm ; 1,000 bbls., mesa sold
,a 4
$lB 26(4143 N. Whisky stead,* at 424®430
Beim:Kelm, Dec: 3