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THE UNION-THE CONSTITUTION-AND
THE UNITED STATES LAWS
ARE PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY IN
TOE PENNSYLVANIA DAILY TELEGRAPH
Tuesday Afternoon, January 21, 1862.
PEOPLES' STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
A meeting of the members of the Peoples'
State Central Committee will be held at Coy
erly's Hotel, Harrisburg, on
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22d, 1862,
to determine the time and place for holding a
State Convention to nominate State candidates,
and to transact such other business as may be
presented. A fuli attendance is requested.
- ALEX. K. McCLURE, Chairman.
GEO. W. HAMMERSLY,
JOHN M. SULLIVAN,
BON. EDWIN N. STANTON.
'f he new Secretary of War assumed the Port
folio of his department yesterday, and we have
no doubt that he will make a popular and ef
ficient officer. Mr. Stanton began the practice
of law in Steubenville, Ohio, having studied in
the office of Daniel L. Collier, Esq., now a ven
erable resident of Philadelphia, who has retired
from the profession. Mr. Stanton began to
practice in partnership with Col. George W.
McCook, a brother of Brigadier-General Alex
ander McCook. After a highly success
ful career in Steubenville, he removed o
Pittsburg, where he soon took high rank at the
bar. He first became well known as a lawyer
to the people of this State as counsel in the
celebrated Wheeling bridge case, which was
tried in Philadelphia ten or twelve years ago.
While residing in Pittsburg, Mr. Stanton was
in partnership with Judge Shaler. A few years
ago he moved to Washington, where he soon
obtained a large and lucrative practice. His
honorable connection with the Government, as
Attorney-General, during the closing days of
President Buchanan's administration, is well
known to the public. Mr. Stanton has
always been a personal and intimate friend
of his predecessor, General Cameron at whose
instance he was appointed.
We understand that General Cameron will
visit his home to-day or to-morrow, but that
his stay is necessarily limited. His mission is
considered of the utmost importance at this
time, and he will at once embark for Russia.
COJI3JIT7'EEE OF INVESIIQATION.
The Senate passed a resolution unanimously
yesterday, at the instance of Mr. LOWRY, pro
viding for the appointment of a committee of
three to investigate the conduct of members
and others in procuring the passage of certain
bills last winter. We are in favor of the most
strict investigation of this subject, but before
such investigations are ordered we would have
preferred to see charges made against those
upon whom nod by whom such improper in
fluences are alleged to have been used. The
mere idea of passing a preamble and resolu
tions, alleging that rumors and allegations are
in existence, amounts to nothing at all. They
are generally made by in esponsihle persons,
who speak from mere rumor. Still as the
Senate has passed a j oint resolution on the sub
ject, we hole the House will at once concur,
and that the Speakers thereof will appoint the
very best men on the committee to institute
The House has also a separate resolution be
fore it, offered some days since by Mr. Hopirras,
which has been under discussion for two sea"
dons. Committees will no doubt be appointed
on the subject, but we fear that their missions
will be fruitless, and that in the end the State
will be saddled with a heavy bill of expenses.
We have heard of many investigations, and as
a general thing they amount to nothing but a
useless expense to the State. In this case,
however, we hope that the inquiry will be
searching, and that the guilty parties will re
ceive thtir just punishment.
MORE REBEL TESTIMONY AS TO THE BLOCKADE.
—Rebel testimony to the rigorous efficiency of
the blockade of the Southern coast accumulates
constantly. The latest is from the Memphis
Appeal of the 8d inst., which declares that "the
risk of running the blockade at present is too
great. and comparatively but few are willing to
encounter the losses that are so apt to follow the experi
ment. It is understood that the rebel authori
ties have gdne to the trouble to prepare a
formidable schedule of skiffs, shallops and scows
claimed to have evaded the vigilance of our
cruisers, which thzy intend laying on the tables
of the members of the French and English Par
liaments against their approaching session, in
the hope of persuading those Governments to
raise the blockade. If evidence is to be offered
on this score, it will not be very hard to offset
the fraudulent list by an accumulated series of
testimonials as to its officiency from the South
ern journals themselves—testimonials reluc
tantly wrung from those who have, the best
means of knowing its extraordinary rigor.
THE BATTLE 1N KENTUCKY.
Our readers have already read the I:rief ac
count of the recent engagement in Kentucky.
This no doubt is the commencement of the pro
gramme of General McClellan. Somerset, the
county seat of Pulaski county, Kentucky, a
short distance north of Cumberland River, has
been the scene of the first conflict of the cam
paign. and the Federal arms are victorious, af
ter a hard fight of a whole day, with heavy
loss on both sides. May we not augur a bril
liant termination to a campaign thus fortunate
ly begun ?
Felix K. Zollicoffer, the commander of the
rebel force, is announced to be killed. This
officer was of German descent, but was born in
Mowry county, Tennessee, May 19, 1812. He
was a printer by trade, and when quite a young
man published a newspaper at Paris, Tennes
see, and subsequently published the Columbian
Observer. In 1835 he was elected State printer,
and was re-elected in 1837. In 1842 he re
moved to Nashville and edited the Banner.
From 1843 to 1849 be was Comptroller of the
State Treasury. In 1849 be was elected to the
State Senate. In 1858 he was elected to Con
gress, and continued there for three terms, re
tiring ii 1859.
After the secession of Tennessee, Zollicoffer
became an active supporter of the rebel gov
ernment, and was, at an early date, made a
Brigadier-General in the rebel'army. He has
had command of a division in Eastern Ken
tucliy. His first battle was at Camp Wildcat,
where be was ingloriously defeated. He has
now lost his life at the greater battle of Som
Bathe Peyton, who was also reported to have
been killed, was at one time a prominent mem
ber of Congress from the State of Mississippi,
and an ardent advocate of the Know-Nothing
doctrine. After his retiremeut from Congress
he removed to New Orleans, for the purpose of
pursuing his profession, that of law. At the
outbreak of the present rebellion he became an
active and dangerous leader. It appears now
that the Peyton reported to have been killed,
is a son of the rebel Peyton, being Bailie Pey
ton, Jr., and who was in every respect as bitter
a traitor as his father.
Gen. Sehoepf, who lead our forces against the
rebels is a Bavarian by birth, and a military
man by education. His notions of liberty were
not suitable to his native country, and for this
reason he was obliged to leave it in his early
days. After his arrival here he underwent
many hardships, and followed various occupa
tions for the purpose of obtaining an honest live
lihood. He joined the army at the commence
ment of the rebellion, and through his brave
conduct be was promoted to a generalship. A
day or two since, while conversing with a per
son direct from their camp, he related to us the
following joke upon Gen. Schoepf : A few
days before leaving the enemy's camp, the re
port was current, and believed by the officers
there, thit Gen. Schoepf had been all over their
camps in,the disguise of an apple merchant ;
and had actually peddled apples to them, from
ti basket on his arm. Well, whether the Gepe
ral has been within their lines or not, they
'have found that he was pretty familiar with
We shall wait patiently for a full account of
the recont engagement, which we hope to lay
before our readers this afternoon.
GEN, BALLECK ON NEGRO CAICHING
By the following order to Gen. Asboth, it
will be seen that Gen. Halleck is determined
that the soldiers of his department shall keep
wi'hin the Constitution and laws, instead of
transcending them to turn themselves into
negro catchers. The General is resolved that
his soldiers shall devote themselves to the du
ties of soldiers, and leave the negro police
business where the law has placed it, and to
those who have a taste for it, and who have
undertaken that duty :
[ORDER NO. 3.]
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI, I
S. LOUIS, Dec. 26, 1861.
Gen. ASBOTH, Rolla, Mo. :
GENERAL would seem, from the report
of Major Waring to you (referr , d to these head
quarters), that be had, in compliance with
your instructions, delivered to Capt Holland a
fugitive iu his camp, claimed by Capt H. as
the property of his father-in-law.
This is contrary to the intent of General Or
der No. 3. The object of those orders is to
prevent any person in the army from acting in
the capacity of negro-catcher or negro stealer.
The fellation between the slave and his master
is not a matter to be determined by military
officers, except in the single case provided for
by Congress. This matter, in all other case=,
must be decided by the civil authorities. One
object in keeping fugitive slaves out of our
camps is to keep clear of all such questions.
Masters, or pretended masters, must establish
the hts of property to the negroes as best
they may, without our assistance or interfer
ence except where the law authorizes such in
Order No. 3 does not apply to the authorized
private servants of officers, nor to negroes em
ployed by proper authority in camps ; applies
only to " fugitive slaves." The prohibition to
admit them within our lines does not prevent
the exercise of all proper offices of humanity,
in giving them food and clothinz outside,
where such offices are necessary to prevent suf
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, •
H. W. HALLECK, Major General.
A NEW .ABSERDITY . —The newest absurdity
that has turned up on the surface of politics in
the city of Now York, is the programme "fora
new party," just put forth by Mr. A. J. H.
Dugane, who calls himself a "poet and author,
of American antecedents." Mr. Duganne in
vites everybody to join his party, which shall
be neither Democratic or Republican, but pos
sess the virtues of both without the vices of
either. Don't Duganne see that this is no time
to be coddling up new parties or platforms ?
The place for a real live patriot now-a-days is
not in "politics," but in the army, under the
Stara and Stripes. Let Mr. Duganne, if he
would serve his country, stop talking about a
"new party," and open a recruiting party
Tae CONTRAST.—The loyal States pay twenty
millions of dollars for schools annually, and
have five millions of children at school, while
the disloyal do not expend one-fifth of that sum,
and have but six hundred thousand children
at school. There 'are more children in Ohio,
in school than in all of the eleven disloyal
Pennsy vania Legislature.
REPORTED EXPRESSLY POR THE TELEGRAPH
TUESDAY, January 21, 1862.
The Senate met at eleven o'clock, A. M. and
was called to order by Mr. Speaker HALL.
Prayer by Rev. Daniel Gans, Pastor of the
German Reformed church of Harrisburg.
The journal of yesterday, (Monday,) was
read and approved.
Mr. BOUND asked and obtained leave of ab
sence for the Senator from Lycoming (Mr.
Jom4soN) for a few days from to-day.
PETITIONS, MEMORIALS, &C.; PRESENTED
The SPEAKER presented the petition of Wil
liam Cobbett, of Philadelphia, now residing in
London, executor of William Cobbett, deceased,
praying for an allowance of sixty-seven thous
and one hundred and thirty-four dollars for re
imbursement of forfeitures with interest, &c.
Referred to the Committee on Finance
Mr. SMITH presented a petition of citizens of
Philadelphia relative to the passage of a law
relating to copartners and joint debtors.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. CONNELL presented a memorial of the
stockholders of the • Farmers' and Mechanics'
land and building association, asking for an act
extending their charter.
Referred to the Committee on Corporations.
Mr. LANDON presented the memorial of
Pomeroy & Brothers, bankers of Bradford coun
ty, asking for the repeal of the law relative to
bankers and brokers.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. LOWRY presented a petition of cittzens
of Erie county, complaining that the Erie
plank road is a nuisance, and praying that it
may be vacated.
Referred to the Committee on Roads and
Mr. LAMBERTON presented a petition of
citizens of Clarion county, asking for a review
of the State road from Reimersburg, Clarion
county, to the Allegheny river, at the mouth
of Hemlock creek
Referred to the Committee on Roads and
Mr. LANDON presented a petition of the
school directors of North_Eland township,
Wyoming county, praying or the repeal of an
act of May 1, 1861, creating an indepeudeut
school district in said township.
Referred to the Committee on Education
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
Mr. NICHOLS, from the Committee on Cor
porations, reported as committed, an act to in
corporate an association for the publication and
diffusion of religious periodicals in the Lutheran
Mr. CLYMER, (same,) as committed, an act
to extend the act incorcorating the Farmers'
Mutual Insuiance company, of Philadelphia and
Mr. ROBINSON, (same,) as committed, an
act to extend the charter of the Farmers' and
Mechanics' land and building association.
Mr. SMITH, Philadelphia,) (same,) as corn
mitted, a supplement to an act extending iho
charter of the Pennsylvania Salt manufacturing
Hr. LOWRY, (same,) as committed, a sup
plement to an act to incorporate the borough
Mr. M'CLURE, (Railroads,) as committed, an
act to incorporate the New Castle and Beaver
Mr. LAWRENCE, (Education,) as committed,
an act changing the lines of the borough of
Millsboro', Washington county.
Mr. KINSEY, (Compare bills,) presented a
report, which was read and journalized.
BILLS READ IN PLACE
Mr. KETCHAM read in place a supplement
to the several acts relative to courts in this
Referred to the committee on Judiciary.
Mr. LAMBERTON, a supplement to an act
to lay out a State road in Venango and Clarion
counties, approved April 17, 1861.
Referred to the Committee on Roads and
Taken up and passed finally.
Mr GLA.TZ, an act to provide for the re
recording of inventories made for appraise
ments of real estate in York county.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. KINSEY, a supplement to an act to se
cure to farmers certain rights in the markets of
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture,
Mr. HIESTAND, an act to incorporate the
Continental express company.
Referred to the Committee on Corporations.
Mr. LANDON, an act to repeal an act to es
tablish a new school district in Wyoming county.
Referred to the Committee on Education.
Taken up subsequently, and passed finally.
Mr. SMITH, (Philadelphia) an act relating
Referied to the Committee on Judiciary.
Also, an act supplementary to an act incorpo
rating the city of Philadelphia.
Referred to the Committee on Corporations.
Mr. M'CLURE offered a resolu don, requesting
the Auditor General to furnish to the Finance
Committee of the Senate a list of all companies
or regiments where an arrearage of pay is sup
posed to be due. Agreed to.
On motion of Mr. ROBINSON, the Senate
proceeded to the consideration of the bill, enti•
tied "An Act to incorporate the New Castle and
Beaver railroad company.
. On motion of Mr. CONNELL, the Senate pro
ceeded to the consideration of the bill entitled
"an Act to incorporate an association for the
publication and diffusion cf religious periodicals
in the Lutheran church."
On motion of Mr. LAWRENCE, the Senate
proceeded to the consideration of an act chang
ing the lines of the borough of Millsboro',
On motion of Mr. PENNEY, the Senate pro-
ceeded to the consideration of "a supplement to
an act to extend the charter of the Pennsylva
nia salt manufacturing company."
On motion of Mr. CONNELL, the Senate pro
ceeded to the consideration of an act to extend
the charter of the Farmers' and Mechanics' land
and building association
On motion of Mr. CLYMER, the Senate pro
ceeded to the consideration of an act to refund
to ~.-arauel J. Walker, certain monies erroneous
ly paid by him as collateral inheritance tax on
the estate of Joseph T. Marshall, deceased.
Mr. CLYMER explained the bill and it pass
DECEASE OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARES.
Mr. CONNELL. Mr. SPEAKER, I announce
the death of Herman Yerkes, Sergeant -at-Arms
of the Senate,
Intending to offer a resolution expressive of
our regret for the death of Mr. Yerkes, I think
it not improper to preface it with a few remarks.
There may be no precedent on the journals of
the Senate for observing or noticing the death
of an officer of this Chamber. If there be none,
there never .can be a more fit occasion for ob
taining one. For myself, lam free to say that in
my opinion, the decease of any of the officers
of a confidential oharacter with whom we have
chosen to surround ourselves, should cause us
to pause, and should demand at least a passing
notice. More especially, when as in the present
instance, the conduct of that officer had been
such as to challenge our admiration, and
his bearing, here and everywhere, such as to
command our esteem.
It is proper, Jherefore, to utter a few
truthful words concerning our late sergeant-at
Those Senators who were present at the last
ses: ion, all knew how well and faithfully he
pei tormed his duty. Attentive, strict, cor
to us, yet firm when occasitm required, he was
s model officer, whose superior in the line of
his duty never yet- occupied that chair, and
never will. Our deceased friend, for as such,
all who knew him, heartily recognized him,
was proud of his position. Why ? I remember
to have heard falling from your lips, Mr.
SPEAKER, "It is the measure of no mean
ambition to fill a seat in this chamber." But,
sir, no Senator who ever trod this floor—no
Speaker, who ever filled your highly prized
chair, ever stood here or there, prouder of his
place than did our dead sergeant-at-arms, when
he grasped that mace in his hands, and in his
eyes the proof that he enjoyed the confidence,
i esteem and riendship of ihe members of the
Senate of this great Commonwealth. That
was the secret of his desire to be here, and I
say it too, was "no mean ambition."
At the close of the last session, he was ten
dered an unusual compliment for his fidelity,
one perhaps which no other officer of this Sen
ate ever before received—a letter signed by all
the Senators of his party holding over, urging
him to return and assuring him of their earnest
support; and I know well, that those of our
Democratic friends, who were here last winter,
1 1 and who know his worth, regretted that the
unbending rules of party organization denied
them the privilege of joining in the compliment
we recently gave him of a re-electlon, when on
his dying bed.
"He was deeply aficeted by the kindness of
the Senate," writes one who saw him lately.
Who that knew his own kindness of heart can
Though he has gone in the fullness of a ripe old
age, the lesson that his departure conveys to us
may be but little less striking than if a Senator
had been taken from our midst. This time the
arrow of the fatal archer has fallen by the very
door of our chamber ; vain is it to suppose that
the next shot may not fall within the charmed
circle of this floor.
The impression that the death of any of our
fellow-men, however near to us, makes upon us
is at most but brief. So engrossed are we in the
pursuits of every day life, that we grow almost
insensible to the certainty of our own inevitable
I have read on the enchanting pages of
eastern story, a tradition of that mighty mon
arch, the wisest after Solomon, who swayed the
destinies of the oldest quarter of the world,
the same whose prowess regained from
rilhiistian domination the Holy Sepulchre
for the Moslem, whose wisdom baffled
the valor of the Cour de Leon and scattered
the mail clad crusaders to the four winds.
When he appeared at the head of his armies,
covering by their multitude one of the vast
plains which overlook the Mediterranean, sur
rounded by a thronre 6 of princes and warriors,
the most celebrated of their time, all obedient
to his will; whose tumultuous acclaim louder
than the roar of ocean, seemed to rend the
vaulted sky, as their tread shook the solid
earth beneath their feet, lest he might feel him
self a God, and for one moment think himself
above the lot of mortals, an attendant by his
direction, flaunted before his vision a shroud
like banner streaming from a lace bearing the
Saladin, King of Kings !
Saladin, Victor of Victors!
Saladin must die!
I trust the brief moment we now devote to the
memory of our late friend, will not be without
a proper influence ; and I am sure that I but
express the sentiment of the Senate in offering
the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Senate has heard with
deep regret, the announcement of the death of
HERMAN YERKES, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Sen
ate ; and that, as a token of their sincere re
gret for his courteous and faithful discharge of
his duty while ail officer, and as a mark of
respect for his memory, do order that this re
solution be entered on the Journal.
On agreeing to the resolution,
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Mc-
CLIME and Mr. CONNELL, and were as fol
low, viz :
YEAs —Messrs. Benson, Bound, Clymer, Con
nell, Crawford, Donavan, Fuller, Glatz, Ham
ilton, Hiestand, Imbrie,lrish, Ketcham, Kinsey,
Lamberton, Landon, Lawrence, Lowry, Mc-
Clure, Meredith, Mott, Nichols, Penney, Reilly,
Robinson, Serrill, Smith, (Montgomery,) Smith,
(Philadelphia,) Stein, Wharton, and Hall, Spea
So the resolution was adopted unanimously.
On motion of Mr. PENNEY, the Senate then
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 1862.
The House was called to order at eleven
o'clock A. M.
TUB PUBLIC LOAN
A communication from the Auditor General,
on the subject of the public loan authorized at
the extra session of the Legislature, was read
and laid on the the table,
Joint resolution from the Senate, relative
to the alleged corruptions in the last Legisla
ture, was read and laid on the table.
THE ALLEDGED CORRUPTION IN THE LAST SESSION
OF THE LEGISLATURE
The House proceeded to consider the joint re
solution presented by Mr. HOPKINS, of Waehing ,
ton, last Friday, providing for an inquiry into
alleged corrupt influences brought to bear upon
the last session of the Legislature for the pas
sage of an act entitled "An Act for the commu
tation of the tonnage tax on the Pennsylvania
Mr. ELLIOTT stated that the Senate had
passed a similar resolution, and therefore moved
the postponement of the one under considera
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. AB
BOTT and Mr. ELLIOTT, and were as follow,
YEAS—Messrs. Armstrong, Beaver, Bliss,
Brown, (Niercer,) Caldwell, Cochran, Cowan,
Crane, Dennis, Dougherty, Duffield, Elliott,
Happer,llan, Mottre, Bitter,
Schrock, Smith, (Philadelphia,) Twitchell, Vin
cent, Wildey and Windle-24.
Nave—Messrs. Alexander, Banks, Barron,
Bates, Beebe, Bigham, anchard, Boileau,
Brown, (Northumberland,) Busbey, Cessna,
Craig, Dellone, Divine, Donley, (Greene,) Don
nelly, (Philadelphia,) Early, Freeland, Gamble,
Graham, Grant, Greenbank, Gross, Hall, Hen
ry, Hess, Hoffer, Hoover, Hopkins, (Philadel
phia,) Hopkins, (Washington,) Hutchman, Jo
sephs, Kaine, Kennedy, Kline, Labar, Lehman,
Lichtenwallner, M'Coy, M'Culloch, M'Makin,
111!Manus, Myers, Neiman, Pershing, Peters,
Potteiger, Quigley, Ramsey, Rex, Rhoads, Ross,
(Mifflin,) Rowland, Russel, Ryon,
non, Smith, (Philadelphia,) Strang, Tate,
Thompson, Tracy, Wakefield, Warner, Weidner,
Williams, Wimley, Wolf, Worley, Zigler and
Rowe, Speaker —7l.
So the question was determined in.the nega
The amendment to the amendment, viz:
to strike out " five" as the number of the pro
posed committee, and insert " seven," it was
An amendment to strike out " three" and
insert " five," finally prevailed, and the ques
tion recurring on the resolution as amended,
it was debated at some length ; when
The hour of 12 o'clock, 3.1., having arrived,
the House proceeded to select a committee to
try and determine the case of the contested
election of Joan kr MARIN, the sitting member
from the Sixth Legislative district, Philadel
phia : when the following named members
were selected ;
Messrs. ARMSTRONG. WORLEY, CHATHAM. GROSS,
SCOTT. GRAHAM, RAMSEY, BATna, and Ross, (Lu
Mr. scow made the affidavit in the form re
quired by law, that be could not serve on the
committee, without great inconvenience.
By consent of the parties, Mr. STRANG, was
substituted for Mr. ScoTr.
A communication was received from the
Govenor in reply to an inquiry, rela•ive to the
Pennsylvania soldiers serving in Col. Lamon's
Virginia Brigade, saying that they were in good
condition, all rumors to the contrary notwith
standing. They would be counted as State
troops and be properly provided for.
The House then adjourned.
FROM FORTRESS EiVROE.
No News Received from the Burnside
Condition of Released minded Prisoners
LATER NEWS FROM THE EOLITH
DEATH OF EX-PRESIDENT TYLER.
A Naval Eleet Reported off Hatteras,
Great Excitement at Wilming
ton, N. C.
The Rebel Congress Prohibits the
Publication of War News
FORTRESS MONROE, Jan. 20.
No news has been received here from the
Burnside expedition, which sailed over a week
since. Southern papers ray nothing about it,
although if landing has bee-i made the news
ought to have reached Richmond and Norfolk
No anxiety is felt, however, on the subject.
Although it is highly probable that the first
news from the expedition will be received at
this point, yet, as Gen. Buruside's despatches
would be sent to Wa.hington direct, they
might possibly reach their destination earlier
if sent via Annapolis, since they might have
to wait here nearly a whole day for the Balti
Capt Mendenhall of the Fourth artillery leaves
us to-night to join his company, which is now
iu Louisville, Kentucky. He has been at this
post two years and a half, and has lately been
busy drilling new batterieslust organized here.
The wounded prisoners who came down from
Richmond the Walter day, and were Laken to
the hospital here, are all doing as well as could
be expected. one are thought to be in a
dangerous condition, and a few have so far re
covered that they will be sent north by to
The troops on board the Constitution were
disembarked this morning and marched and
counter-marched up and down the beach with
in certain limits fixed by General Woul nearly
all day, They have been on board more than
two weeks, and enjoy very much the pleasure
of stretchicg their legs. They were favored
with summer weather. In the meantime the
Constitution underwent a thorough cleansing
which was needtd. Nothing is known of the
destination of the veesel, or the time when she
rails. No orders have yet been read on the sub
ject. Gen. Butler is expected here to person
ally order her sailing.
A flag of truce went to Craney Island this
morning, under command of Lieut. Clinton,
of General Wool's staff. The boat brought
back the captain and crew of the ship York, of
Dublin, Capt. Whatlen, front Valencia, for
Lewistowla, Del., which was wrecked near
Swanston, N. C., a week since.
Ex-President Tyler died at Richmond on Fri
day night, after a.very brief illness.
WILMINGTON', N. C., Jan. 18.—A letter re
ceived here from a reliable source at Newborn,
on the 17th, says that 43 Federal vessels are at
An official despatch received at Wilmington,
on the 19th, from Commodore Goldsboro, of
the 16th, says that 34 small steamers and 16
sail vessels were inside, and 7 large steamers
were outside of Hatteras. More are reported in
The above may be relied on as it comes from
au officer in Hyde county.
A law recently passed by Congress prohibits
the publication of war news in newspapers.
THE WAR IN KENTUCKY.
Later Particulars of the Battle of
A DECISIVE VICTORY.
INGLORIOUS RETREAT OF THE REBELS,
Capture of all their Artillery, Ammuni
tion, Horses, Wagons, &c.,
TWO HUNDRED DEAD REBELS
FOUND ON THE FIELD,
Zollicoffer's Body Found in a Wagon.
A special Louisville dispatch to the Commer
cial, says that despatches received at Head
Quarters announce that the battle took place
on Sunday morning, and that'General Thomas
continued the pursuit until night. Our forces fol
lowed the rebels, who an before them like a flock
of frightened sheep close up to their entrench
ments on the north bank of the river. In front
of these they laid all night expecting to storm
them iu the morning, but with the aid of their
boats and barges the enemy managed to get
across the river before daylight. They left be
hind all their artillery, ammunition, horses,
tents, eighty wagons loaded with quarter mas
ter and medical stores which tell into our
hands. Our troops had possession of the in
trenchments yesterday morning.
After reaching the opposite side of the river
the rebels dispersed in every direction. Two
hundred dead and wounded rebels were picked
up on the field.
Gen. Zillicoffer was found in a wagon mor
Our loss has not yet been definitely ascer
tained, but it must have been considerable.
The surgeon of the Tenth Indiana Regiment
telegraphed that his regiment had seventy
killed and wounded.
Gen.,Thomas' division embraces some of the
best regiments in this department.
As far as learned, the Ninth Ohio, Tenth In
diana, Second Minnesota, Eighteenth Regulate
and Fourth and Tenth Kentucky regiments
were among those engaged.
Colonel Manson's brigade, including the 14th
Indiana, 18th retrulars. and some Kentuckr
regiments, reinforced General Thomas. Da
ring Saturday night they made a forced march
of twenty-five miles through heavy roads, and
managed to arrive three hours before the corn.
mencement of the fight, in which they took a
glorious part in spite of their fatigue. The
tenor of all the official dispatches goes to show
that the affair resulted in the most brilliant vic
tory of the war.
No prominent officers are said to be killed on
Gem Schoepf was utterly unable to cut off
the retreat of the enemy, owing t ) the bluffy
character of the country, and the obstruction
of all the roads by felled timber.
Organization of a New Military De-
REGULATIONS FOR THE RECRUITING
IMPORTANT FROM MANASSAS,
THE REBELS EVA,CIIATING THEIR PO-
THE KENTUCKY VICTORY,
The Assault on Gen. Montgomery.
PRESENTS FROM THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN
According to General Order No. 3, issued
from the Adjutant General's office, a new mili
tary, department, to be known at the depart
ment of Key West, is constituted with the
following mainland on the west coast, as Apa
lachicola and Cape Canaveral on the east coast.
Brigadier-General J. N. Brannan, of 11. S. vol
unteers, is assigned to the command."
It is also ordered that officers detailed for the
yclunteer recruiting service under general order
No. 105, of 1861, aro to recruit for their own
regiments respectively and not for general vol
unteer service. They will, however, be under
the direction of the general superintendent..
The full number of officers indicated for the
recruiting service need not be detailed if a less
number will suffice to fill up the several regi
ments; the selections will be made by the Col
onels and the order for detail given by the
commander of Departments or corps-de armee.
Information has been received, by parties
directly from Manassas, that the rebel forces
have evacuated that point, falling back to a
position further south. The effect of this move
ment is supposed to counteract an apprehended
movement*of our troops from the seaboard.
The news from Kentucky was received at
head quarters, and communicated to the Presi
dent this forenoon. The greatest delight was
manifest in every circle, and the Nt ictory is re
garded as opening the ball in the grand series
of triumphs, which only await the change of
the elements for their consummation.
Capt. Chapman and Lieut. McHenry, who
committed the murilerous assault upon Gen.
Montgomery at Alexandria, on Siturday, ar
to be tried by court martial immediately. They
may escape the death penalty, if convicted,
through the intercession of Gen. Montgomery.
McHenry is well known in Philadelphia. lie
had a recruiting stilton in the neigaborhood
of Fourth and Chesnut streets some time
The government received to-day, as presents
from the Emperor of Japan, two elephant tusks
eight feet in length, a sword laid with gold and
pearls, and other articles of minor value, in
cluding a brief address or letter to the Presi
LATEST FROM CAIRO.
Return of the Federal Troops from the
Grand Reconnolsance to Columbus.
CAIRO, Jan. 20.—[Special despatch to the
Chicago Journal )—General Grant and his Staff
arrived in town yesterday morning. General
Paine's Brigade reached Fort Jefferson on Sat
urday, and General M'Clernand's Brigade will
The object of the Ear'Edition, it now appears,
was a reconnoissance in force of all that part of
Kentucky in which a portion of the operations
against Columbus will necessarily be perform
ed, and a demonstration to aid General Bacll's
Our forces have ben eminently successful,
and the engineer corps under Colonel Webster
have a full and accurate knowledge of the
country. It is understood that General Smith
has taken the camp equipage and whatever was
left in Caalp Beauregard, the rebels having fled
General McClernand's brigade went to within
seven miles of Columbus, and encamped on
Thursday night in sight of the rebel watch fires.
He afterwards visited the towns of Millburn,
Lovelaceville and Blandviile, surveying all the
roads as he went. A part of General Smith's
command will return to Paducah to-day.
Cam°, Jan. 20.—Gen. McClernand's brigade
has returned from the expedition, and taken
its old quarters.
The Twentieth Illinois regiment, which has
been encamped at the month of Mayfield
creek, since the expedition started, will be up
XXXVIIth Congress—First Session.
On motion of Mr. WILSON, the bill to com
plete the defences at Washington, was taken
up on the amendment of the House, sod
Mr. Wilson offered a new section, repealing
the act allowing the discharge of minors, and
providing that no persons hereafter shall be
mustered into the service under eighteen years
of age, but the oath of enlistment shall be
conclusive as to age.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 21
The House proceeded to the consideration of
the bill regulating the carriage of printed matter
outside of the mails, requiring postage to be
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH,
Pamuar.LPitita, Jan. 21.
Flour is dull, and selling only in a small way
at $5 25 for super., $6 50 and $5 75 for extra,
and $5 75@6 for extra family ; receipts mode
rate. Rye flour is dull. at $3 75, and corn meal
at $3. The offerings of wheat were small, but
the article is dull, and prices have fallen off lc.
2,000 bushels red sold at $1 31@1 34. Rye is
steady, at 72@73c. Corn is in fair demand,
and 4,000 bushels of yellow sold at 58c. Oats
are steady, and 3,000 bushels Pennsylvania
brought 38ic. Groceries are quiet—small sales
of Rio coffee at 10®21c., and Lagauira ac 22}c.
Provisions dull—sales of Mess pork at 812 50 ;
500 dead hogs sold at 4c. Clover seed is in
fair demand, and 500 bushels sold at $4 62,ig
5 05. 300 bbls. whisky sold at 25c.
Nsw YORE, Jan. 21.
Flouequiet—sales of 10,003 bbls. at $5 54@
5 50 for State, $5 903595 for Country, $5 9 0 4
610 for Southern. Wheat dull.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATINTS