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Moat that standard sheet
Where breathes the too but falls before us
With Freedom's toll beneath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us
ATM UNION—THE CONsuruliON—AND
THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE TAW.
Saturday Morning, January 18,1862;
THE BORDER STATES AND TILE UNION
We have heard a great deal in relation to the
border states, of how the people of Western
Virginia intended to aid in crushing rebellion,
and in what manner Tennessee and Kentucky
contemplated to give force to every bloiv which
was aimed at treason by the federal govern
ment. *e have listened to these stories for a
long time, and liatle waited patiently for the
assistance in Western Virginia and the echo of
the union blows in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Bat alas ! we have waited in vain, so far as the
citizens of these states are concerned. The
troops that uphold the cause of the Union in
those localities are from the eerier states, but
they are those border commonwealths which
tigLt . for that Union, impelled by the instincts
and independence of freedom. The border
slave states have as yet done nothing but im
pede the efforts of the governmertt to enforce
its authority, both by an open opposition to
that authority, and such secret sympathy with
the rebellion as to make their treason meaner ,
than that which is openly arrayed with torch'
and dagger for the work of incendiarism and'
insurrection. Four of the border free states hovel
furnished one-half of the army which is now strug
gling for the perpetuity and the. peace of the nation.
These states and the number of troops thus
furnished, are as follows :
Three hundred and thirty four thousand four hun
dred and eighteen men furnished by four free bor
der states, and one-third of that number con
tributed alone by Pennsylvania, leaving the
other two-thirds to be divided among three
states. These are the figures hich give so
Ranch. 'force and dignity to the lit sition of the
.......0111Mrfrteittatill; while froffillfirboldirArtie
states, we have yet to see the evidence of any
such devotion to the Union. Nevertheless, we
are constantly reminded that the Union men of
the border slave states are alone contending
with , the rebellion. Where are the figures to
prove these facts f Let us have, in regular
data, what the Union men of the bord.r slave
states have. dune to crush rebellion. When
theleati show, as the border free states have
shown, the facts and figures to prove their loy
alty, we will be willing to admit their influence
and respect their power.
Io the estimates hereafter to be made of the
sums necessary to defray the current expenses
-of the government, and to meet, also the in
terest on as well as liquidate the debt now be
ing incurred to put down rebellion, a system
of taxation will be established which must fall
heavily on all classes of the country, Export
and import taxes will be made to meet the cur
rent expenses of thAtovernment, with taxes
on what we eat and wear, as they are produced
at home, will add to the aggregate amount to
be paid by the people—by those who labor, be
cause after all we can offer in argument to explain
these burdens, and however we may calculate
and figure, the support of a state and the main
tenance of a government, depend upon the tax
which the productive classes of the community
are able to pay, The only matter to be aimed
at is to relieve this class as much as possible
by taxing indiscriminately all the luxuries
which are used to please the idle, pamper the
rich, and what is worse than all, debauch the
young and the old men of the land. A tax on
all kinds of liquors, foreign and domestic,
would. be productive of two very desirable re
sults : .
lat. It would be the means of driving out of
maLket the poisonous liquid which is now car
ryingAlisease and death down the throats of the
beat men in the land ; but in order to do this,
the tax must be madeindiscriminate in respect
to all kinds of liquors, the superior and the in
ferior. ' t Fix of one dollar on every gallon of
brandy, whisky, gin and wines manufactured
or imported, to be accounted for in a manner to
be fixed in the law, would produce an Income
of itself almost sufficient to defray the expense
of the war, while such a tax would also be the
means of driving out much liquor that is now
sold for brandy, gin and whisky, which is
nothing more than rank poison.
Ind. While the income to be derived from
amok a tax would be incalculable, its moral ef
fect would increase another revenue almost as
immense in economy for labor and business.—
The mere appetite for strong drink is the result
. facilities in procuring liquor, so that if we
diminish these, we decrease the vice and the
crimes attending drunkenness, and thus of
course establish an economy among a useful
clean of men which in the end must prove bene
ficial to the government.
This , subject is worthy the attention of Con
greei and the legislature. There is a source of
revenge. itnikepnomy in it which can be en
hanced by immediate legishition,-and which
could not be equalled by the levying of a tax
on any other article of consumption.
THE RATIONAL FINANCES.
The country is rejoicing over the fact, that at
length the finances of the government are
about to be con trolled by a system which will
secure them healthfulness and prevent the re
curring dangers of financial crisis which have
caused in other countries, during periods of
great public depression, so much mischief and
suffering. The idea of a common circulation of
notes bearing a common impression and issuing
from a common authority, though not new,
has nevertheless been so violently opposed when
attempted to be. established heretofore, as to
make its adoption now almost equal to its
original conception. At all events, it uses
what may now seem to be a public calamity in
the necessities of the times, to bring about re
forms in our finance, which were deemed im
possible, impracticable and absurd during the
more prosperous periods of the government.
A uniformity of currency has long been deplor
ed by the business men of this country. In
other lands, where business is confined to a fa.
vored few, this uniformity has been in exis
tencefor centuries, we may almost venture to
assert, in the shape of national banks imme
diately under the control of the government.
Bntin this country' the idea seemed to have
seised the people that a few individuals, pos
sessed of a charter, were "good for thousands"
in the shape of paper currency which lost its
stamped value ninety miles beyond the locality
of iteredemption. By the system proposed by
Secretary Chase, a five dollar, ten dollar or
fifty dollar bill of the United States, will be as
safe as a currency in New Orleans as it would
be in Bangor---w 3 valuable in London as in New
York or Philadelphia. Such a circulation
would be of more real value than gold or silver,
because it abolishes the system of exchange by
which the brokers and banks of all countries
have amassed numerous fortunes at the ex
pense of business and labor, while the secu
rity offered is certainly the beat"that could be
given, if we hive any faith in the stability,
resources and integrity of the government.
The plan also provides for the preservation
of the specie now inithe country, by insisting on
the payment of all customs in gold and silver.
By this means the foreign importer will be
compelled to retain at his command a sufficient
amount of coirsto meet his duty fees, and hence
there would be constantly flowing into the
Treasury an uninterrupted contribution of
coin, thus retaining the specie in the country
as a solid basis, both of circulation and loan.
Added to this, the Secretary of the TreaSury
well claims that this uniform currency, distri
buted for issue among the associations and in
stitutions of the country, and to be redeemed
by them, will add a further and important ad
vantage to the people in the increased security
of the Union, springing from the common in
terests in its preservation, created by this dis
tribution of stocks to associations throughout
the country, as the basis of their circulation.
The public need_ no argument to convince
them of the practicability and necessity of a
uniformity of currency throughout our vast
extended country. Such a uniformity would
of l itself save the people igliegoants seteetik a s.
Vay alitigt; revenue into the Treasury, while
the security it would give to trade and the ar
gument it must create against all credit in busi
ness, would add still' further to the prosperity
and ability of the people to meet the demand
of the debts now being Increased to mature
the authority of the government.
" AN ACCURSED STATE."
Mr. ?times Russell, IL. D., is shocked because
the chaplain of one of the Pennsylvania regi
ments at Port Royal spoke of South Carolina
as "this accursed state in which we worship
God." What should he have called it ? This
blessed Paradise? This happy, prosperous
state ? South Carolina is "accursed," and there
is no more unfitness in applying that epithet
than in calling a spade a spade. Is it not cursed
with the slavery of 400,000 Africans in its terri
tory—cursed with the prevalent ignorance and
degradation of its white inhabitants—cursed
with an overbearing, factious, rebellious aristo
cracy--cursed in the lack of wise counselors,
and in the rule of wicked demagogues—cursed
by invasion of its soil and the possession of its
best harbor by a hostile force—cursed in the
destruction of its chief city by fire ? Is it not
(to follow the dictionary) "detestable ; execra
ble ; 1 wicked ; malignant in the extreme ?"
What could aggravate' its ruined condition ?
Uncle Toby would "not have the heart to curse
the devil" as South Carolbut lute cursed herself.
Why should the honest chaplain pick and
mince his phrases in speaking it.
THE CONTRACT SYSTEM.
In the course of a late report in reply to a call
for information made by the Senate on Secre
tary Cameron,.he incidentally remarked
" I take this occasion to repeat the statement
that I have never madei contract since I took
charge of the War Department, for any pur
pose whatever, having always mterpi eted the
laws of Congress to intend that the heads of
bureaus, all of them able and experienced of
ficers of the regular army, shall make all con
tracts for supplies for the branches of the ser
vice severally under their charge."
We alluded to this subject some months
since, when we stated that the heads of bu
reaus controlled the allotment of contracts for
such articles as they severally supplied to the
army and navy—and that the Secretary of War,
for instance, merely approved, after all the de
tails had been fixed for contracts by the bureaus
concerned. The real fact is, that the details of
organization and supply both in the army and
navy, are under the supervision of the regular
officers of each. Neither the Secretary of War
or the Navy have any actual or absolitte power
in the premises. They approve, bur it is a
mere formal approval of what these Fame of
ficers consider their exclusive right to fix upon
and decide, and so tenacious are these officers
of their "ancient rights and privileges," that
an interference with them is positively impos
Taunt are add to be abtty-seven rebel film=
Mee at the Donegana Souse, Montreal, and ou
the receipt of the first news from England,
concerning the aehinra 4)4.04 and Sh4iell ,ho
joyful were they that a supper was given by
them. at the house, costing $l,OOO.
From the 13th Pennsylvania Regi-
Correspondence of the Telegraph.]
WASIIIROTON CITY, Jan. 14
I Dave just been the witness of one of those
pleasing incidents of camp life which contri
butes to relieve the monotony of the soldier's
duty, and create a lasting friendship among
officers and privates. It .was the occasion of
the prasentationof a sword by the men of com
pany I, 93rd 4egiment, to Lieut. A. S. Black.
The presentatibn was made by Corporal F. 0.
Whitman, In the name of the donors, in the
following appropriate remarks:—
Lieutenant Black:--Sir, I have been selected
by the company to present you this sword.
The company have long desired to show their
kind regards for you ; and bare concluded that
no more fitting article than the one I have now
in my hands, could be chosen. We consider that
your many talents deserve for you far greater
honors, than those which you have received.
If it was within our power, we could see you in
higher authority. As our lieutenant, you have
always donti all you mild for thef welfare of
the company. As a commander, we could
wish no better. With you, to lead us on, we
are not afraid, but if we.should happen to meet
in conflict with the &tinny, the' members of
company I, would prove themselves valiant
soldiers—and the rebels talk of tut to their sor
Sir, in presenting yon this sword, I extend,
also, the kindest regards of the company.
Whenever called upon to use it, we are certain
you will always prove worthy of the present.
If it should happen that the war would soon
be over, and we be honorably dischargtxi-from
the service, we trust that you will never forget
those who were under your command in the
To whiah the following reply was made by
FELLOW Soianiss:—You have this day award
ed me the pleasure of giving you a few brief
remarks, which I believe will meet the appro
bation of each and every one of you. This
beautiful sword, which you so kindly be
stowed Upon me, is but an emblem of
your gratitude and friendship towards your,
superior officer; one that I shall always hold
high in my estimation, for the sake of its
liberal donors ; soldiers you have this day
placed within my hands a waapon that I hope
every one of you may live to 'see it defending a
good cause, and unsheathed from Its scabbard
leading you on to victory. 'Bad I the gift of
some of those orators, I would deliver you a
very fine speech upon this occasion, but as I
am not, why I can merely say that I shall al
ways remm her you all, and wear this sword, as
a gift of a band of true soldiers, brava and
ready to strike the blow if - needs be, for the
defence of their' country. There is no one
amongst yOu who will shrink in the hour of
danger, but stand firm as a rock, and hail
showers of destructibn upon the enemy—an
enemy that has cast an evil upon our glorious
and happy land; onethat calls upon every true
patriot and soldier, to strike from Ott land of
freedom, arid say once more, as we have said
before, hail ! hail ! this glorious Union ! ler the
Stars and Stripes proudly float from the highest
peak of the seceded States in triumph, and
bring back again,tlae unity that once prevailed
in the land of the free, and the home of the
brave. Friends and fellow-tvldiers, as one of
you, I have left my home in the defence of my
country, to share with you the allotments des
tined for us, and to undergo the trials of this
canapaion, that has caused so many sad hearts,
to. lament the absence of each and every one
of you. You all have as well as myself, some
dear and kind reladve left behind you, who
has no doubt dropped many a tear fur your
safety and speedy return ; yet cheer up, sol
diers, for you may all soon return tq your'
happy homes " and . quiet , 4/ttie freae
• d Oro Tfiii minds of your dear beloved!paren
wiVesland children: The presentation of this
sword by the company to me, as one of your
Lieutenants,' makes you, in my estimation
worthy of a much higher position in . this war
fare, one that would give you a chance to win.
laurels, so befitting you all, and place them
upon the highest record. With this goodly
sword, firmly grasped within my hand, you
will always find me at your sides in the hour of
need, I now return my sincere and heartfelt
thanks to one and all rf you, for this beautiful
sword that you have made me the acceptor of.
But, boys, never run.
REPORTED EXPRESSLY FOR TEE TBLEOILAPR
FRIDAY, Jan. 17
The senate met at 11 o'clock, A. ar. , and was
called to order by Mr. Speaker HALL.
Prayer by the Rev. Wm. R. DeWitt, D. D.
The Journal of yesterday was read And ap
Mr. SERRILL presertted a petition of the
members of the Downingtown Methodist
Episcopal church for authority to, sell certain
Referred to the Committee on Estates and
Mr. REILLY presented a petition of citizens
of ; the borough of Pottsville and Norwegian
townships, Schuylkill county, praying for a
change in the limitb of said borough.
Referred to the Committee on Corporations.
Mr. WHARTON presented a petition of citi
zens of Bedford county, praying that the Legis
lature may pass a law raising, the salary of the
treasurer of Bedford county.
Referred to the Coinmittee on Finance.
REPORTS OF STAilDlili3 00MKETTNEI,
Mr. ROBINSON, from' the Committee' On Cor
porations, reported, as committed, an act to
incorporate the Carpenter cemetery association.
Mr. LOWRY, (same,) as committed, a sup.
piement to an act to authorize the erection of
a poor house in Wilkeebarre township, Luzern
BILLS READ IN PLACE
• lir. read in place, a' bill entitled
"An Act supplementary to the several acts of
Aksembly, incorporating the borough 9f Potts
Referred to the Committee On Corporations
TAXATION ON . TOR INTERNAL DIPEOVINEENTB.
Mr. LANDON offered a resolution instructing
the Finance committee to bring in a bill im
pbsing a tax on=tonnage' and passengers on
every canal and railroad.in the State.
The resolution was debnted at length, and
finally modified so as to instruct the Finance
committee to inquire into the expediency of
the proposed measure, and report to the Senate.
. The resolution, as modified, was adopted.
mum - nosier, TO PiNESTLVANIA VOLUNTZERS.
(Philadelphia,) offered a resolu
tion that a committee or•three be Kipointed to
att in conjunction, With a'similar con.mittee
fforn the Bons°. if thii House 'appoint such
committee) to provide a suitable testimonial to
the brave Pennsylvania volunteers who fought
with sash unexampled - bravery-und e r the 'la-
Merited Baker, at Ball's Bluff, on the 21st of
October, and under Brigadier General Ord, at
I?ralosville on the 20th of December.
t The resolution was debated at some length,
. Mr: LOWRY.movedlo amend so 88 to read
instead of "testimonial" ".tt suitable public
noknotviedgement." . .
Oa agreeing to the amendment ,
and: zBy4rtvere •reqabred by Mr.
LOWEY and Mr. KIRBY, and were as follow,
Yass.—Messrs. Benson, Boughter, Bound,
Hiestand, Johnson, Landon Lowry. Mer edith,
Penney, Robinson, Berri!! and Hall, Sreaher-12.
NAYS. - Messrs Connell, Donavaa, Glatz,
Imbrie, Kinsey, Lamborton, Mott, Nichols,
Reilly, Smith, (filontgomery,) Smith, (Phila
delphia.) Stein and Wharton-13.
So the amendment was not greed to. •
The original resolution was then agreed to.
Joint resolutions from the House providing
for the pay of George W. Householder, late a
sitting member of the House from Bedford
county, was taken up, debated, and on its final
The yeas and nays were required by Messrs.
DONAVAN and WHARTON, and were as fol
YZAS—Messrs. Benson, Boughter, Bound,
Hiestand, Imbrie, Johnson, Laudqn, Nichols,
Smith, (Montgomery,) Stein, Wharton and
N....Ts—Messrs Connell, Donavan, Glatz,
Lamberton, Lowry, Meredith, Mott, Penney,
Reilly, Robinson and Serrill-11.
So the NI passed
• On motion of Mr. PENNEY the Senate then
adjourned until neat Monday at 11 o'clock
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House was called to order at 11 o'clock
PAY Or HITDIDIG
Mr. GROSS called up joint resolution No. 1,
relative to the 'pay of the retiring officers of
the General Asseinbly, and moved that the
House recede from its amendment.
Hr. LANE moved to amend the motion of
Mr. Gaols, by declaring that the House insist
upon its amendment; which was agreed to,
and a committee of conference was appointed.
LEGISLATIVE MANUAL, VUE.DON'S DIGEST, AG
ldt. CRANE called up joint resolution No. 2,
relative to the purchase of Legislative Mantal's
and Pardon's Digest ; and moved that the
House insist on its amendment to said resolu
The motion was disagreed to, and the House
finally receded fromita amendment.
ADJOURNMENT UNTIL MONDAY
Mr. BIGHAM offered a resolution, which was
adopted, that when the House adjourn to-day,
it adjourn to meet again at 11 o'clock, A. M.,
NATIONAL ARlldOttlf AT OOLIOILBIA
Mr. BYERS offerred the following:
Whereas, Our national government has in
view the establishing of a national armory in
one of the free northern States in place of the
Harper's Ferry works (which ware destroyed
in the present, war for the preservation of the
Union) at some suitable location, easy of access
and where the necessary materials to manu
facture arms may readily be obtained, and
Whereas, Columbia, Lancaster county, com
bines all the requisites to make it a suitable
point for the location of national work shops
for the manufacturing of arms, having in its
immediate vicinity ten blast furnaces, with
inexhaustible beds of the best hematite iron
ores, one first class rolling mill, an immense
and reliable water-power, and being located at
the central and diverging point of the great
railroad and canal thoroughfares and surround
ed by a rich and fertile - terming country, se
cures advantages unsurpassed by any other
location in the country, as a site for the erec
tion of their important national workshops,
and repositories for the safe keeping of arms ;
Resolved, That our members in Congress are
hereby respectfully requested to use all honora
ble means to secure for Pennsylvania the loca
on of the.c on te mplated national armory—at the
same time setting forth the national advantages
mbiq liosseises for the- location of those
Important national works.
Reaolued, That the Governor of Pennsylvania
is hereby requested to forward a copy of the
above resolutions to each of our members of
The resolution was laid over under the rule.
ALLEGED LEGISLATIVE CORRUPTION
Mr. HOPKINS, (Wash.) submitted the follow
ing preamble and resolution :--
WRSItItAII, It has been alleged, and is belh ed
by, many of the citizens of this Commonwealth,
that improper influences were used in procuring
the passage of an act at the last session of the
Legislature, entitled "An Act for the Commu
tation of Tonnage Duties," and
Whereas, It is due alike to the parties impli
cated, and to the public at large, that the elle
gapons upon which said belief is predicated
should be investigated, in order that the truth
may be vindicated, and justice be done to all.
Washed, That a committee be appointed,
consisting of three, to inquire into all the bids
connected with the passage of said act, and that
they have power to send for persona and pa-
The resolution was read a second time, when
pitr. SCOTT offered to amend by adding "and
that the committee be instructed to report the
names of all persons or officers either in or out
of the Lenislature, by whom and upon whom
they 6hall find such corruption to have been
The amendment and resolution was discussed
at some length, when on motion of Mr. CEeeNA,
its further consideration was postponed and
made the special order of the day for next
BIRTH RIMRESENTMnV DISTRICT, PHISLADRLPIIIA
Mr. BLANCHARD, offered a resolution that
the House will on Tuesday next at twelve
o'clock, M., proceed to select a, committee to
try and determine into the alleged undue elec
tion of Mr. M'MAxtN the sitting member of the
sixth representative district, Philadelphia.
01,0113LATrire MANUALS AHD PIIRDEN r 8 MOIST.
Mr. KAMM offered a resolution that the
Clerk be instructed to purchase the Parden's
Digest sand Legislative Manuals just ordered
by the House at the lowest cash prices.
( Several propositions were made to amend
the resolution, all of which were voted down,
and the original resolution was agreed to.
NOMINATIONS FOR &FATS TNEASIIRBR.
On motion the House proceeded to nominate
candidates for State Treasurer, when the follow
ing named gentleman were nominated:
Mr. Duffield nominated M. V. M'Grath, Phila.
811813 ' a H. D. Moore, (Phila.)
" Banks 1 c Wm. Jack, Blair.
" Gross " J. R. M'Clintock, Alle.
" Craig " A. G. Broadhead, Carbon
11 Hopkins " Alex. S. Dixon, Phila.
6 ' lil'Clellan " Thos. Walters, Chester,
" Pershing " S. H. Smith, Cambria,
Blanchard '; B. R. Bradford, Beaver.
" Ritter " W.F. Wagensel er, Snyder
" Scott " G. H. Bucher, Ctimb'land,
11 Tetton " Thos R. Lichter.
11 Hess " H. S. Mott, Pike.
Quigley " Lewis Snell, Phila.
" Crane " Sas, R. Dix, Wayne
" Later " J. S. Wilkinson, Bucks.
OMB LIBRARIAN'S REPORT
Mr. WILLIAMS offered a resolution providing
for the printing of four hundred copies of the
annual report of the State Librarian, three hun
dred of which to be for the use of the House,
and the residue for the State Librarian. Agreed
KMMAGE FROM TRH GOVERNOR
Arnisestge from the Governor was received
informing the Rouse that be had approved and.
Kgned,, the act of Assembly - entitled " An Act
relativiiU Elie reliefof, the families of soldiers
in Allegheny county."
From our Evening Edition or Yesterday,
FROM FORTRESS OBOE.
SAILING OF THE BURNSIDE FLEET.
Arrival of a French War Steamer,
Rebel Account of the Humphrey
EXCHANGE OF PRISOVERS
Late Advises from Fort Pickens,
Arrival of the Gun Boat Rhode Island
Three Schooners Captured at Biloxi.
CAPTURE OF TEE SCHOONER VENUS OFF
Opening of the New Year at Fort Pickens
REBEL COURTESIES RETURNED
Particulars of the Fight at Pickens.
A Large Breach Made in Port
THE TOWN OF WARRINGTON AGAIN FIRE
The Fire Still Raging When the
Burning of a Rebel Gunboat Under
the Guns of Fort Caswell .
The bark John Micks, with the D. Esigneul
Zouaves, the schooner Col. Satterly, with ;he
signal corps of Gen. Burnside's expedition, the
hospital ship of the expedition, and several
other vessels of the fleet left ith - favorable
wind this afternoon.
The Constitution, from Boston, arrived this
forenoon. Destination not known.
AF Tench war steamer arrived below this of
ternoon, said to be the Guerriere-De-Lamer.
Thu regular Thursday flag of truce to-day
took to Craney Island several passengers for
the South: The bo 4 brought back the follow.
ing released prisoners : Capt. Brewer, Brigade
2, hi. R. f ; Brigade Lieut. Knight. of First
Minnesota Regiment ; Capt. A. G. Kellogg, of
company K, Second Connecticut Regiment ;
and a private. Nineteen citizens also came
over to go North.
The only news in souther papers Is exagger
ated accounts of the affair between flumphr ey
Marshall and Gen. Garfield, in which It is
stated that Forney was retreating when he was
attacked. The fighting is said to have been
very hot and the rebels, of course, gained a
victory with small loss.
One hundred and sixty prisoners more are
expected here to-morrow to be exchanged and
The gun boat Rhode Island, arrived from
Galveston this morning. Her dates are Gal
veston, December 28th, 81110 Island 33st, Mo
bile Slat„ Fort Pickens, Jan. 2, Hey West Bth,
Port Royal 12th.
She brings a large mail.
The gunboats Lewis, New London and Water
Witch left Ship Island on the 31st of Decem
ber for Biloxi. The result was not learned,
but as the Rhode Island (vas leaving, the New
London was seen returning with three schoon
ers in tow.
The schooner Venus was captured off Galves
ton by the Rhode Island, she was bound from
Point Isabel for Franklin, La., with a cargo of
tin, copper, lead and wood valued at $lO,OOO,
she was sent to Ship Island.
'I he confederate steamer Florida is inside
Horn Island.. The Wissahicken is off that
The Confederate batteries at Pensacola bay
ing repeatedly fired at our small vessels, Fort
Pickens opened on the Confederate steamer
Times, which was landing stores at the Navy
Yard, on the let of January. The rebel bat
teries responded, and firing was continued till
evening, Fort Pickens firing the last shot.
The rebel guns were well aimed, and most
of the shells burst beside the Fort. Only one
man was wounded, however.
One of our shots made a large breach in
In the evening our firing set Warrington on
fire. The conflagration continued all night,
and the place was still burning on the evening
of the 2d, when the Rhode Island left. The
fire was seen at a distance of 35 miles at sea.
The Rhode Island will sail for Philadelphia
this evening. In consequence of the fog she
was detained off the capes all day yesterday.—
The Mount Vernonlwhich arrived here yester
day to coal, left her station off Wilmingon, N.
C., on the 13th. 'The Chippewa and Menticello
ware off Cape Fear and Fernandina and Mande
off New Inlet, The Mount Vernon encounter
ed the storm of Tuesday night and arrivedhere
yesterday afternoon. She
,saw part of the
Burnside !leet off Hatteras.
The Mount Vernon reports that she burnt a
light ship on New Year's night, which was
b2ing fitted out for a gun-boat, under the guns
of Fort Caswell.
The Rebel steamer Gordon is on the stocks
for repairs, according to the reports of contra
bands on board the Mount Vernon, on account
of damage received in her encounter with
the Mount Vernon, on December 16th.
NEW YORK LEGISLATURE.
Amon" Jan. 19.
Resolutions were reported in the Assembly
to-day, in favor of Congress levying a direct tax
to defray the interest of the entire indebteinest3
of the National Government, and that said tax be
made permanent and be increased yearly, when
ever an increase of the national debt is duly
antborized by law; that the people of the State
of New York will cheerfully co-operate with
her sister loyal States and the federal govern
ment in willing submission to all burdens ne
cemary %o be:incurred, and that by adopting the
policy here indicated the government will com
mend the confidence of all persons having mo
ney to lend, and be able to obtain all the fiscal
means needed for a vigorous prosecution of the
BRECICINBIDGB AT BO WLTNG SY.
Lou/syntax, Jan. 16.—A thoronahlY reliable
gentleman, who has just arrived, reports hav
ing seen. John 0. ltrepitinvidge at Bowling Green
on Friday last. ' • -
There is no other news interest from the
Ship Island, &c.
Rhode Island Left.
FORTRM MoNROE, Jan. 16
Workmen and Laborers in
The National Armory Umlaut
GEN. SEIGEL ILECOMiIENNIII 10)
MAJOR G ENERAL,
The louse committee of N 11 Ali .ir
before them the subj. et of the ,11111...,,
workingmen and laborers in the
l'azds, their pay ac., and
whether any further legi.lati.... 1.
The committee On the pr„.,,
Armory west of the Alleghtthi.. t,,,
ficient number of time; to lear n
bets disagree so thoroughly that i
possible to secure a majority
place. Probably the conunitt.
mend that three commksione t s 1., e,
the President to select a site.
Gen. Seigel is strongly pres, 1
Generalship by Sew/tong 1;•
from the northwest. Chica t .r..
Arnold particularly urges his
XXXVIIth Congyess--FirBt, S„,
Mr. CHANDLICR (Mich.) n t!
tiala of Hon. Jacob M.. How.tt , l. s,
from Michigan, in place of
Mr. HOWARD then app—m.,l
oath. Veveral petitions in
lion were presented.
Mr. TRUMBULL presented a 11
C. L. Sanford, who represetos i
tractor with . Messrs. Chun w
the strength of the intonil
from the War department that it -
thorized to act for the Goverhill,i,t,
now surprised to.learu that 1, , .
heads of Bureaus had at.“ 1... all ti,,
Re asks the passage of a I ov
tract and prevent loss to
Mr. WILMOT, (Pa.,) present,l ,t
log that homceopathic physieist,
in the army.
Mr. COLLAMBR, frotu the
Post Offices, reported
relation to the letters of s iii m
The bill which extends the pi Iva
letters not prepaid to s
was then passed by the den
Mr. FESSENDEN, (Me )1011, U.
finance reported hick the ii
tion declaratory of the pure,,,,
impose a tax.
Mr. Cautu.s, (Va.) obje,-,1
ationof the resolution, but subs, ;
drew his objection the re,o.ati/,
passed—yeas 39, nays none.
Mr. POWBLL DIXON, ( ,1 it
mittee on Contingent Expeo , ..4.
the resolution to pay Mr. ,st t,
ant of Mr. Lane's slat, the
Mr. Ham said Mr. Stant.a
ceived one mileage.
Mr. FESEWNDEN, (Me. , l moved
resolution so as to be exclusivo
Agreed to. The re-olution :I- .•
Mr. Foots, (Vt.,) from t!,, ,
Public Buildings, report, d are: .
ing the removal of the army 1,. •
Mr. WILSON introduced a bd.
volunteer service in any part ui t;
Mr. TRUMBULL, (1118 ) otl. r..d
pay one thousand dollars on t ~; • . t.:
fund for the funeral expal,e,
Also, a resolution in relati,q,
the first Sanatory and fianrr II
Mr. Bnowsum (III.) introlace I .
better organization of artillery 0(
the United States. Referrol.
On motion of Mr. SUMNER, thr
went into executive session.
HOUSE OF REPIIESEN . I'.I I I . -
Mr. TRAIN, (Mass.,) intrtpl.ice , l !
Earring the penitentiary buil 4
of Columbia to the War 13patl:, !.;
use of the 11. S. Arsenal. 1:01,1p.]
On the motion of Mr. FENT 0., `
one hundred bills from th.•
were referred to the con:mitt.,
In this city, on Weilnes.l,tv -
ter a lingering Illness, Skin' A DA,' If i,
David Baynes, in the 0 1., • •
rho funeral will tike ,lace 10-In
u•day,) at 2 o'clock, from thi re 1, o
Theo. Adams, In WaMut t.
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EYE AND EAR.
DR. JONES, of New
rut OCULIA' and A Us*FIT, win
110 f EL, Harrisburg, from tlio,•_Otit 111 J,
Dr. 001188 cures all Curable
eau°, and performs all (Hillis& Cr 410
SUrgery.p, He lasw ts artinct.i I f - yei
move and appear natural he ]- '-
and can suit all case; wae her th
Dr. J. straightens cross eye: i ttv
young, thus improving the ,;;'.I ' •
operates for Cataracts, S,.ecs.7.
Nose or Ear, and 15 prepare t 'or s . 1 . ,
either to Surgery or 1, mrde ne. F.. ,- the old and the tow school Met e' ,
Bye and Ear Co lege
_ _ D
Dr. J. cures Dean:iris. N.Ase th• !I •.
gas of the Ear. De iniroduce4 .c
Which improve the bearing iraur. ll .ac
arge t t0n,014, and has unpriv ,l "
purpose. Read Dr. Jones' ...ire aI ir for r ,
dreds that be has cured.
Jan. 18, 1862.
house, having six roimns And
in strawberry alley. be weeo
and another to North :.nret, ,te tt,o 4
Enqu're of JOS
FOR IENT—A Three Story rcicß
Rug House, pleasantly situAed fr I. 7
three story brie's a , ove the Jeum. g
stun gireia on the Ist of April. , real
CHOICE Ezyrups, Loverings and all"
choice brands, for sal: by
ICITAS W3l kN.
corner Front an 51,ri:et
EUROPE AN RESTA Ulllol',
TKEr,_ Restaurant under the -Europa
.ulOl, is now open with all the deboaciee of it!