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BY GEORGE BERGNER.
synopsis of the Report of the Sec
retary of the Interior.
LIVAIITNISI OF TLIE INTBItIOI4 Nov. 30, 1861.
Sul : The report of the operations of this de
parieieut durfig, th e fiscal
. yar ending juin,
b , e, 1661, will extuliit a diminished account of.
hu.seless iu some of tue most important bureaus
emulated with the department. This i s at _
trifutable 'nattily to the insurrection which has
suddenly precipitated the country into a civil
aKNENAL LAND OFFICB
Ou S e pt. 30, 18u1 ' there were 56,656,695.26
the public lauds which had been sur
i;,l b at co t proclaimed for public sale. The
laia6 suorqed mud o ff ered at public sale pre
vious to that time, and then subject to private
amounted to 78,662,735.64 acres, mak-
Mg on aggebat otpublic lands surveyed and
la dy for .ale ut 134,218, 330.89 acres.
D ur iug the fiscal year ending June 30, 1861,
dthe nizt trier of the current year, end
„ JO, 1861, 6,289,632.81 acres have
~ f ;„ ' ,,ll , „poed of. Ut this amount, 1,021,493.77
res have been certified to the States of
leneeuta, Ilichigau and Louisiana, under rail
road grants wade by Congress ; 606,094.47 acres
hate been certified to States as swamp lands ;
2,1a.94.0 acres have been located with bounty
b u d warrants, and 1,708,004.05 acres have
been sold for case, producing $926,299 42.
It will be seen from this statement that the
public lauds have ceased substantially for the
present, at least, to be a source of revenue to
the Government. The liberal manner in which
the acts of Congress, granting swamp and over
flowed lands to the States, have been construed
and executed, the grants of large quantities to
aid in the construction of railroads, and the
quantity required to locate bounty land war
rauts tor military services, have combined to
reduce the cash sales to an amount but little
mere than sufficient to meat the expenses of our
laud system. The net income from sales during
the last fiscal year will hardly reach the sum of
$200,000. During the last fiscal year there
were certified to the State for railroad construc
tion, uudet the several acts of Congress making
grants for such purposes: - To Minnesota, 808,-
871,00 acres; to Michigan, 636,061.42 acres ;
and to Louisiana, 76,560.45 acres. The whole
amount certified to all the States, under such
grants, Is 9,998,497.77 acres.
The grants at swamp and overflowed lands to
the States have absorbed a large amount of val
uable lands, and have caused e heavy drain up
on the treasury. The claims of the 5,,,.."1
States cover an aggregate of 67,895,577.40
The United States have also paid to the States
in cash, under the indemnity act of March 2,
1865, on account of lands claimed as swamp
lauds, and which were sold by the United States
subsequent to the date of the grant, $276,126
Certificates have been issued for locationur
any or the public lauds suaject to entry, to
demuify the States for lands claimed as swamp'
lands, but which had been locatedbye
laud warrants after the date of
amounting to 145,695.92 acres. Additional
claims are pending, yet undecided, for cash,
$14 0 ,435, and for lands, 801,429 acres. •
the bounty land warrants and scrip issued
under different acts of Congress, previous to
Sept. 30, 1861, embrace an aggregate of 71,-
717,17 . 2 acres of land. Of this amount there
have been located : For revolutionary services,
8,100,612 acres; for services in the -war with
Great Britain, 4,860,120 acres; for Canadian
volunteers, 72,750 acres ; for services in the
Alexican war and other services, under the acts
of 1847, 1860, 1852, and 1865, in all 51,138,970
acres ; leaving yet to be located on warranta
and scrip, already issued, 7,464,720 acres.
Unless Congress shall authorize the issu e of
additional warrants, this drain upon the public
lands will soon cease.
The propriety of issuing bounty land war—
rants to the volunteers who have been called
into service to suppress the existing insurrec
tion, is already a subject of discussion and must
be determined by Congress. A warrant for 160
acres to each volunteer engaged in the service
would absorb over one hundred millions of
acres—a much larger amount than has been is
sued under all previous laws. It is evident that
the issue of such an amount of warrants would
destroy all hope of deriving any revenue from
the public lands, at least for many years. And
while such a measure would deprive the Gov
ernment of all income from this source, it
would afford but little benefit to the volunteers.
These warrants are now sold in the market at
10 cent; per acre. An addition of the large
amount necessary to supply the volunteers
would necessarily reduce the price of them to a
merely nominal sum.
The expense 01 surveying private land claims
in the territory acquired trona Mexico, based
upon grants of the Mexican Government, have
heretofore been paid by the United States.—
These surreys have cost the Government large
sums. The cost of surveying ode claim amount
ed to over $2,200 ; another cost the Govern
ment $1,400. The aggregate cost of surveying
them has taken from the Treasury a large
amount of the public funds.
The valuable and extensive mineral lands
owned by the government in California- and
New Mexico have hitherto plycluouct no sereemte.
All who chose to do so have been permitted to
work them without limitation.
The Territorial Governments of Colorado,
Dakotah, and Nevada have been successfully
organized since the adjournment of the last
Congress. The surveys of the public lands in
those Territories have already been commen
ced, and the lands are now open for settlement.
Congress, by an act passed litty 26, 1860, au
thorized the appointment: by the President "of
a suitable person or persons" who should, in
conjunction with persons to be appointed on
behalf of the State of California, "run and
mark the boundary tines between the Territo
ries of the United States and the State of Cali
fornia." Fifty-five thousand dollars was ap
propriated for the performance of the work.—
Sylvester Mowry was appointed a Commissioner
on the part of the Unital States, and the sum
of $37,551 19 was placed at his disposal for the
p r osecution of the work,
meet Very soon after taking charge of the Depart
, I ascertained that the whole sum which
had been placed in the hands of the Commis
sioner had been disposed o by him, and a large
amount of drafts for additional sums had been
Upon the Department, while no progress
made in the work beyond the fixing
~504.0 f the three initial points, viz: the in
'4,pion of the: 35th parallel of north latitude
be Colorado river. The whole appropri
bee'n4 lad been wandered, while the work had
st mee 'rilY corn enced. Under these circum
'deem d it to be my duty to arrest the
~,e t. e ! ios n . of fun er claims against the Govern
dir-4,euethicithout a thority of law, and accordingly
- , tl th e s ti •
oxiii„_ elision of the work and a die
the-'L o service of the Coramissioncir.
It is believed that, the whole work might ham
been completed for the sum appropriated by
Congress ; but while only a small part of the
work has been accomplished, the claims pre
sented amount to ntarly $20,000 beyond the
appropriation. It remains for Congress to de
termine whether further appropriations shall be ,
made for the continuance of the work.
The running of the boundary lines between
the Territories of the United States and the
State of Texas, authorized by the act of Con
gress of June 6, 1868, has been completed in
the field, and the office details will iu a short
time be finished. For this work $BO,OOO was
appropriated. Of this 'sum $73,250 81 had
been extended on the4Both of September, 1861,
leaving an unexpended balance ,- of $6,740 19..
This balance is estimated to be sufficient for
the completion of the entire work.
Our Indian affairs are in a very unsettled and
Tha spirit of rebellion against the - authority
of the Government, which has precipitated a
large number of States into open revolt, has
been instilled into • a portion of the Indian
tribes by emissaries from the insurrectionary
the large tribes of Cherokees, Chickasaws
and Choctaws, situated in the Southern super
intendency, have suspended all intercourse with
the agents of the United States.
Although the Indian office has not been able
to procure definite information of the condition
of affairs, and of the extent to which the In
dians have assumed a hostile attitude, enough
has been ascertained to leave no room or doubt
that the influences which have been exerted
upon the Indians have been sufficient to induce
a.portion of them to renounce the authority of
'the United States and to acknowledge that of
the rebel government.
The tribes upon the Pacific slope of the Rocky
Mountains have manifested a turbulent spirit,
but have committed no acts of violence. -
Much trouble has bdbn experienced in' New
Mexico from depredations committed by some
of the tribes in that Territory: The presence of
a military force in that Territory is indispensa
ble to preserve the peace and cause the Indians
to respect the laws.
The tribes in Kansas and Nebraska, and in
the States of the North-west, are gradually pro
gressing in the arts of civilization. The , plan
of allotting portions of their reservations to the
individual members of the tribes has been
found by experience to result beneficially.
Many of them have improved their lands and
become quite proficient as farmers. A continu
auoo•of this policy, by familiarzing them with
the habus _agricultural life, will gradually
lead them to depend upon the cultivation of
the soil for subsistence,
The practice of licensing traders' to 'traffic,
with the Indians has been - productive of mis
chielrous results. The money received by them
in payment of their annuities generally passes
immediately into the hands of the traders.—
They are left to depend upon their annuities
from the Government for subsistence, and these
find their way into the hands of the traders,
while the Indians receive from them goods at a
profit of from one to three or four hundred per
Notranch,of the public service connected
with this Department has been so much affected
by the insurrection of the Southern States as
that of the Patent Office.
The receipts of.the office from Jan. 1 toSept.
80, 1861, were $102,808 18 ; and the expendi
tures were $185,594 05, showing an excess of
expenditures over receipts of $82,786 87.
During the corresponding period of the last
year the receipts were $197,848.40, being $94,-
840 22 more than the receipts for the same part
of this year. During the same period 3,614 ap
plications for patents and 519 caveats have been
tiled, 2,681 patents have been issued, and ,15
patents have been extended.
The report of the Commissioner of Pensions
furnishes, in detail, the operations of this,bureau
during the past year. The number of pensions
has diminished, during the year, 576, and the
amount required to pay them was $43,246 87
less than the previous year.
The whole number of pensioners, of all
classes, on the rolls on the 80th of June, 1861,
was 10,709, requiring for their payment an ag
gregate of $967,772 08.
They were classified as follows : 4,726 invalid
pensioners, receiving $425,256 02 ; 68 revolu
tionary pensioners, receiving $8,690 85 ; 2,728
widows of revolutionary soldiers, receiving
$212,548 86 ; 2,236 widows and orphans, half
pay, receiving $ 178,672; 957 navy pensioners,
receiving $187,604 85.
The returns of the eighth Census are being
condensed for publication with all the expencii
tion practicable in a work bf such magnitude
and varied and comprehensive details.
The report which the Superintendent of that
work will be prepared to make during the pre
sent Congress will confirm the general belief
that no previous period of our history has been
distinguished by greater prosperity or evidences
of more substantial progress in all the material
interests affecting the welfare and happiness of a
The President, by an order dated the 2nd of
May last, devolved upon thii Department the
execution of the act, of 8d March, 1819, and
other laws enacted for the suppression of the
The subject was immediately taken in hand.
under a deep sense of our obligation as a nation
to put an end, if possible, to this odious traf
fic, and with a full conviction that the power of
the government, in the hands of competent,
honest and faithful officers, was adequate to the
purpose. Among other things, I caused the
Marshals of the loyal Atlantic States to assemble
at New York for consultation, in order to in
sure greater concert of action. They were
thereby afforded an opportunity of inspecting
vessels fully equipped for the African slave
trade, and of seeing the arta and devices em
ployed to disguise and conceal the real objects
of their voyage, thus enabling then to detect
and prevent the clearance of vessels designed.
for this trade. It is gratifying to know that
unprecedented success has crowned the efforts of
the past few months. Five vessels have been
seized, tried and condemned by the courts.—
One slaver has been taken on the coast of Afri
ca with about 900 negroes on board, who were
son has been convicted at New York as the cap
tain of a slaver, having on board 800 captives,
and two others (mates of a different vessel)`and
another one at Boston, for fitting out a vessel
for the slave -trade. In the first named case the
penalty is death ; in the others it is fine and
limprisonment. Hitherto, convictionsundarthW
HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1861.
laws prohibiting the African shave-trade have
been very rare.
This is probably the largest number ever ob
tained, and certainly the only ones for many
years. It is believed that the first-mentioned
case, is the only one involving capital punish
ment in which a conviction has been effected.
The full execution of the laws in these in
stances will no doubt have a most salutary in
fluence in deterring others from the commission
of like offences.
A number of other indictments have been
found which are yet, to be tried.
Much credit is due to the United States At
torneys and Marshals at New York and Boston
for the vigilance and zeal evinced by them, and
myself of the first occasion to make-them
thi&public acknowleegement. -
Within a little more than a year, the Govern
ment of the United States, under contracts made
with the Government of :Liberia, through the
agency of the American Colonization Society,
have taken into that republic 4,500 Africans, re
captured on the high seas by vessels of our navy.
They are supplied with food, clothing, and
shelter, medicines and medical attendance, for
one year from the date of landing, and are thus
brought within the civilizing and Christianizing
influences of a Government founded -and ad
ministered by intelligent and right-minded per
sons of their own race.' •
They are under the special charge; and super
vision of an agent of the United States, the
Rev. John Seys, who has been a devoted mis
sionary in Africa for nutty years. His; report,
when received, will no doubt afford abundant
evidence of the wisdom and philanthropy of
the policy adopted by the United States In re
gard to these unhappy victims of a cruel and
relentless cupidity, whose misfortunes have
thrown them upon the fostering care and pro
tection of the American people. "
The expenditures from the Judiciary Fund,
during the fiscal year ending June 80, 1861,
were $727,000 61. This includes the expenses
of the courts, jurors, and witness fees, runt and
repairs of courthouses, and all other expenses
attendant upon the admiiiistration of the laws
of the Federal judiciary, except the salaries of
the judges, district-attorneys, and marshals.
The suspension of the courts in several of the
Southern States will diminish the expenses of
the judiciary to that extent; but what may be
gained from this cause will be more than coun
terbalanced by extraordinary, expenses in the,
Northern States, occasioned by the insurrection
chargeable to the judiciary fwd..
The change in the manner of executing the
public printing, adopted by the last Congress,
has been eminently successful. Under the di
rection of the present efficient Superintedent
the work bas been performed with more , de
spatch and at less cost to the Government than
at any- previous time.
The 'sport of the Superintendent will show
the cost to the Government of the Work al
ready executed, nud what would'have baba-its
cost under the prices establisb.ed by the laW of
It will , be seen that there was a saving of
$21,127 95 on so much of the printing of the
XXX.VIth Congrepwae done in his office,
and $3,628 66 on that of the first session of
the XXXV/ith (ingress.,, -
On the printing for the Executive Depaxt
ments the saving amounts to 50 per cent.
Upon thehincling for the Executive Depart
'Tabun) there has been a saving of about $l,OOO
per month ; but the binding for the XXXVIth
Congress having been done under a contract ex
isting at the time the Government printing of
fice was established, there. has been no oppor
tunity to show what might - have been saved
The expenditures for paper, printing, bind
ing, engraving and lithographing have hereto
fore. constituted a very largeitem in the expen
'ses of the Government. The orders of the
XXXVirth Congress for. these objects involved
an expenditure. of: $1,586,407 53. ' Of this
amount, $890,679, 72 was paid for. printing,
$817,927 92 fur engraving and lithographing,
and $364,995 84 for binding. To. this should
be added the cost of Die Daily and Ctmgressional
Globe for the same Congress, which was $257,-
904 28, and the printing for the executive de
partments for the same , time $152,888 04, mak
ing the whole expenditures for the two years
$1,996,194 86. The cost of engraving and
lithographing, from August, 1852, to December,
1868, was $892,189 59, This work can be done
mush more ec.onomicahy under the direction of
the Superintendent of Public Printing than by
the present contract syst. The Superintend
ent can as well control an direct this part of
the work as the printing, d without addition
al expense. "At least fifty r cent. of the pre-.
sent cost of engraving and li graphing can be
saved by having it executed • the Government
HOSPITAL YOB IN4ANB.
Since the institution was opesoi, in 1865,
489 personslave been treated. The .number of
patients in the house on the -80th lune; 1861,
was 180, classified as follows : Froix the army,
25 ; from the navy, 11; from the reTenue-cut
ter service, 1 ; from civil life, males 71 and fe
males 72. •
Of the inmates during the last ftsgal year, 19
died, 63 were discharged, of whom 15 ha so
f a r improved that they could be safely removed,
and 48 were completely revered. The 'large
proportion of patients who yere discharged as
recovered (which was 50 per mutrun of the ad
missions) furnishes ample evVence of the skill
and care of the treatment orved.
COLIDEBIAN DibTITLITION POW Tali( TWAY AND DUMB
AND me Runt
This institution, a 8 organized is 1867. The
number of pupils at the close of the first year
was but seventeea. At the close of the last
fiscal year the number was thirty-five. The
whole resouroes of the institution. amount to
but $8,126 19, of which aa,426 94 was appro
priated by Congress. With anct limited means
but small results could be &specter.. but from
from the great liberality of the Ilb li i mns
Kendall, President of the board of tem,
and his watchful care of the interests of i n _
atitution, much good baa been accomplished:
CALEB B. SMITH,
Secretary of the Interior.
To the Pa.mmayr.
Qurrs a 'timber of the original papers of '
chael Angelo have been tan fro* the public
library of Flbrencu, in consequence 'ot the care
lessness of the public librarian, who allowlni
ern to pass without evsmining into their char
acter. The collection consists of letters and ao
qteuits, and ve kprbbably 'the Original drafts
Two Persona Killed •nd one Wounded,
Special Dispageh o the Ittlegroph.]
YORK, Pa., Dec. 5
Engine No. 7, belonging to the Northern
Central Railway, exploded this afternoon at
WrightsvilleNang the engineer and fireman
almost instantly, and slightly injuring a small
girl who was standing on the pavement at the
time of the explosion.
Charles (leiseltnan, the engineer, leaves a
Wife and several small children ; Jesse Bortneri
the fireman, was a single man. They were
both residents of York.
It is stated by persons who arrived from
Wrightsville this evening, that the track where
the engine stood is completely torn up, and
that several houses in the vicinity are consider
ably shattered by the force of the explosion.
Important Documents from the State and
ALL ITIGITIVE NEGROES TO BB /RUSTED
SEIZURE OP REBEL PROPERTY.
A Proper Disposition to be Made of
the Prodtuations of the SoiL
Agents Appointed to Accompany the Army
to Secure the Captured Property.
SOUTHERN PRODUCE W BE PUT INTO
OTTDN TO BE SHIPPED TO NEW YORK.
Review of Col. Birney's Zonaves.
THE REBEL BLOOILDE INZIFEOTIIAL.
Belem. of Charles J. Faulkner.
IneramiteAf ilonunerixrwith the United
States and Foreign Countries,
MEEIWG OF THE JOINT UNITED STATES
AND NEW GRANADIA COMMISSIONERS.
WASHINGTON, Dec. fp.
The following important document has just
been made public . :
Dammam OP Sun,
Weishington, Dec. 4, 1861. I
To MAJOR GIMBAL Gomm B. Mcarms;
inninAL:-1. am directed by the s President to
call yourattentioq o to the following subject: Per
ms claimed to be held to service or labor under
the laws of the State of Virginia and actually em
ployed in hostile service against the Government
of the 'United States frequently escape from the
lines of the enemies forces and are received
within the lines of the army of the Potomac,-
This department understands that such persons
afterwards coming into the city of Washington
are liable to be arrested by the city police upon
the preemption arising from color that they
pre fugitives from service or labor.
By the 4th section of Act of Congress, ap
proved August 6, 1861, entitled "an Act to con.
liscate property used for insurrectionary purpo
ses," such hostile employment is made a full
and sufficient answer to any further claim to
service or labor. Persons thus employed
and escaping are received into the military
protection of the United States, and their
arrest as fugitives from service or
labor should be immediately followed by the
military arrest of the parties making the seiz
ure. Copies of this communication will be
sent to the Mayor of the city of Washington
and to the Marshal of the District of Columbia ,
that any collision between the civil and
ry authorities may be avoided.
I am, General, your very obedient servant,
[Signed] WM. H. SEWARD.
The Secretary of the Treasury has just issued
the general regulations relative to securing and
disposing of the property found or brought
within the territory now or hereafter occupied
-by the United States, in order to the security
and proper disposition of the preduction of the
soU, and all other property found within the lim
its of States or parts of States declared to be in
insurrection against the United States, and now
occupied or to be hereafter occupied by the
troops and authorities of the Union. The fol
lowing regulations are established
There shall be appointed by the Secretary of
the Treasury with approbation of the Presidents
agents to reside at such, parts or places as are or
may be occupied by the forces of the United
States, whose duties shall be to secure and pre
pare for market the cotton and suck other pro
ducts and property as may be found or brought
within the lines of the army or under the con
trol of the federal authorities.
Persons held to service for life under State
laws, who may be found within such limits
may be employed by the agent who will prepare
lids embracing the names, sex, and condition
of such persorus,and as near as may be, their re
spective ages, together with the name
of any persons claiming their services,
- Ithich lists shall be in triplicate,—one
for 'the military coranumulant, one for the
files 61 the agent and one to be immediately
forwarded. to the Secretary of the Treasury.—
, The persons ao listed.will be organised for sys
tematic labor in suturing and preparing for ,
market _the co#ory rice and other products
found within the Territory brought under Fed
i eral controL
Par idle will be prepared and a arid account
illOor &MY Performed by each An"
t kbareCV; 1 9X whija a Writ 00211w1912
. 1 .
shall be allowed to the laborer, staid ti‘ficard bf
all producte , taken l possession-of , will. be .niade,
and those of, essob. ptinAtion ,kotdistinet,,„
When prepared for shipment the packagesfrom
,the, several will be Plidolir niaiiied
and numbered tO bd easilrdistifigmlabed.
An account of -all iprovisions . of whatsoever
taken„and such rovisiore !WI he used far as
may be necvsary tor the Stidtenittice'ortlie la
borers thereon.. 'The cottonan& ether articles
when , prepared for market. shall„be shipped to
New York; and so far as practicable by .the , re
turning government transportsandall shipments
shall be consigned to the deslgiutted itint atNew
York, unless otherwise specially directed by the
Secretary of the Treasury, .„
Each agent will so transact his hturincss an d
keep his accounts that as little injurp as . pOtisir
ble may accrue to private 'citizens who now
maintain, or may, In reasonable time resume
the character of loyal, citizens of the, United
States. , •
Colonel Birney's regiment, 23d.Philadelphia,
Zonaves, after their pmade to-day,wairevillwcd
by the President and Secretaries Cameron and
Seward. The appearance and discipline of the
of the regiment was the subject of high com
A large number of vessels, some of large size
have recently arrived here from the lower Po
tomac. One passed the rebel batteries in day
Charles J. Faulkner, of Virginia, will be re
leased from , confinement in Fort Warren on his
parole. The letter has probably already been
mailed for that purpose. He will proceed im
mediately south and procure a similar release
of Hon. Alfred Ely. ,If not successful in that
errand he has pledged birmiAlf to return to cus-
tody in thirty days.
A resolution was passed, by the House last
July inquiring if any and what legislation is
necessary to increase and extend the trade of
commerce of the 'United States -with foreign
countries. The P resident in response says he is
not aware that any legislation of the charaeter
suggested could now be wisely adopted beyond
such as has been already recommended in his
annual message and that nothing further can
be effected until the treaties,to be, submitted to
the Senate shall have been ratified;
A question of importance was raised in the
joint United States and,New Grenadian com
mission to-day, namely, whether the latter Re
public is liable, under the treaty for the pay
ment of damages growing out, of the Panama
riots, or whether the businesa of tho Commis
sion is merely to ascertain the amount of claims
for future action.
• Mx- Carlisle, for New, Orontes, nutintaime,
the latter petition, and Mesas. Cox and Dean.
Of Ohio, for the , claincomte, the former. The
commissioners, being divided in opinion they
have sent for the umpire, J.udge Upham.
FROM TENNESSE E.
A BATTLE AT MORRISTOWN, TENN.
PARSON BROWNLOW HIA.RD FROM,
TOTAL ROUT OF THE REBELS.
Montgomery's f, rfsroes RepOrted Out
• • to Pieces,
MONTGOMERY TAKEN PR BONER.
Gen. Siegle Reported to be Surrounded
IPOULLOUGH EN ROUTE FOB BT. LOUIS.
HANGING OF UNION MEN IN
SOUTHERN PLANTERS BURNING THEIR
COTTON AND RICE CROPS.
Southern Provision Markets.
CAIRO, 111., Dec. 5.
The Memphis Ava(Fiche, of the 2d, contains
A large body of Unionists attacked 'the con
federate forces at Morristown, East Tennesse•),
yesterday, and killed a large number, complete
ly routing them.
Maj. George Crittenden has arrived at Knox
ville to take command of the confederate
Gen. Ilahls had cut Montgomery's forces to
pieces, taking Montgomery prisoner.
McCulloch had surrounded Siegel at Sedalia,.
It was believed the latter would be forced to
surrender or be cut to pieces.
Gen. Price had crossed • the Gasconade river
en route for St. Louis.
The people everywhere were flocking to his
support It is believed he would have an army
of sixty thotu3and'before reaching St. Louis.
Henry Fry and Jacob M. Henshier Unionists
were hung at Greenville, Tennessee, on the 30th
of November for bridge burning.
Casarsams, S. C., Nov `3o.—The Patriotic
planters on the seaboard are hourly applying
the torch to their crops of cotton and rice.
Along the ooast there is one-sheet of flame and
smoke. • ,
Many military companies in New Orleans are
volunteering for thirty day's service at Col
Canto, Dec. 5.—A special dispatch to the
Memphis pipers of the 2d, givei the account of
the great battle at Morristown, Vat TOnnisee,
'betWeen the FederallOices under Parson BkOwti:
low anelhe fel* Pecentbbr lit; iri
Whickfhe rederals.w 4 4tr.mt*Antpl..
'l. 1.1 t ',sot,
"The rebel despatch calls it the first Ifni&
'Victory of war.
'Brownlow bad figoothotiosafgl
f ar 643 90C A t ai n . 4 4 , . -13AtitieLOCthe Mbebk *Mt e
nito the 1 4flaPlaja,PaPeni of fl./e.Seo.ol.
Gen. Trevassan has a long c,ommunkatlon in
the *emphis Appeal s showing the insufric l iencr
of rebel defence?, at and above Memphis.
He says Columbus once lost the lbdetigs
would have no trouble in marching directly fe •
Heinphis, and that Memphis is entirely defence
less and. indefensible,. and he calla npun'everyi
e citizen Of the State to enroll and threatens
all who do not with- death.
The nebels pre sending their anon to blortk
'ern Alabama for safety. Coffee is quoted at
one° dollar per pound. In 111LenaphianorAtp be
had.; Bacon sritY Centel. *Cithei: pro;leions in
FROM NEW YORK.
EXPLOSION OF A STEAM BOILER.
New York Troops En Route for
Fort Piokens:' '
Protection Asked for our Oininnike
A COTTON SPECULATOR AT PORT tora.
The boiler used in the building No. 875,
Broadway, occupied by J. Lansing, dealer in
cloaks, exploded this morning. The vault un
der the alley was destroyed, with considerable
loss of property but none of life.
The 75th regiment of New York volunteers
will be sent to Fort Pickens aboard the steamer
The Chamber of Commerce has adopted a
memorial requesting the President to send two
or more armed vessels to the coast of Europe
for the protection of our commerce against pri
Pierre L. Pearce was arrested in this city to
day on application of the District Attorney of
Boston. He is charged with fitting out the
slayer Brutus from New Bedford.
A letter from Port Royal says that otie of the
Quartermasters, on his own responsibility, has
set cotton gins at work. The negroes re
ceive three cents per pound for all the market
able cotton, and have gone into the burs:hum
MIXTLEth Congresß--First Session.
COMM= 'FROX SZOOND PAGs.]
Tniansum, (111.) introduced his bill for
confiscating property, and giving freedom to
the slaves of rebels. He said the bill provides;
for the absolute and , complete forfeiture forever.
to the United States of every species of proper
ty, real or personal, wherever' situated wititin
the 'United States, belonging to persons
beyond the jurisdiction of the United
States, or beyond the reach of civil , process
in ordinary mode of judicial proceeding in con
sequence of the present rebellion, who, during
its existence, shall take up arms against the
United States or in any wise aid or abet the re
bellion. This forfeiture to be enforced against
properly in the rebellious • districts through
the military . power and against property
in other portions of the United States in
which the judicial power is not obstructed
by the rebellion through the courts ; and ,
the proceeds of property of each individual
seized and forfeited be subject to the just claims
of loyal creditors, to be held for the benefit of ,
loyal citizens despoiled of property by the re
hellion and to defray expenses incurred in its
The bill also forfeits the claims of all rebels,
and those who give them aid and comfort; to per
sons they hold iu slavery; declares the slaves thus
forfeited free and makes it the duty of the Presi
dent to provide for the colonization of such as may
be willing to go to some tropical country where
they may have the protection of the Govern
ment and be secured in all rights and privileges
of freemen. The property belonging to traitors
or those giving them aid and comfort who may
be convicted by judicial tribunals to be forfeited
on their conviction. The real estate for life
and the personal property forever.
" Mr. Taummun argued at some length in sup
port of the bill.
The bill was ordered to be printed and re
ferred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. CZARS (N. H.) gave notice that he should
offer an amendment to the fugitive slave bill.
The senate then went into executive session
and subsequently adjourned until Monday.
Mr. STIMENS, (Pa.) submitted a series of reso
lutions referring the various branches of the
President's message to the appropriate stand
Mr. ARNOLD, (ill.) moved that the part rela
ting to the defenses and fortifications of the
great lakes and harbors be referred to a select
committee of nine members.
The question was debated whether it should
be thus referred, or to the committee on milita
ry affairs. It was contended-on one side that
the great west and northwest should not be Ig
nored and on the other side tile subject of de
fences concerned not a section but the entire
cou n t r y. The question was finally referred to
a select committee by ten majority.
The resolutions of Mr. Stevens as thus amend
ed were adopted.
Mr. &Au, (M 0.,) introduced a resolution
re f err ing that portion of the meesagein relation
to the colonization of slaves taken from armed
rebels to a select committee lif seven members,
which was adopted in Committee of the Whole
on the State of the 'Union, bat was afterwards
rejected by the House.
Mr. LOVEJOY (Ell.) introduced a hill proposing
to repeal all laws requiring passes to persona of
color going northward to take immediate effect.
`Referred to the Committee foz the District of
Mr; Mansur (Pa.) introduced a bill providing
for a board of commis loners to revise and codify
le zr izeral statutes. of the United States. Be
the Judiciary Comprittee.
The *hie then adjourned till Monday.
t.s.o t r
PRICE ONE CENT.
the Coast of Europe.
Nzw YORK, Dec. 6
Wean:Knox, Dec. 6
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.