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Worever float that standard sheet I
Where breathes the foe but fall. before na
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us
THE UNION-THE CONSTrruIiON-AND
THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW.
THE UNITED STATES LAWS
AU PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY IN
THE PEINSTLTANLi DAILY TELEGRAPH
Saturday Morning, January 25, 1862.
000 D FOR•PENNSTYL VANIA
Pennsylvania is the only state in the Union
having fifteen consolidated regiments in the
field, under one commander.—Washington cor
respondence of Yhdadelphia Press.
As it has required a long time for the corres
pondent of the Press to discover and make
known this fact to its readers, we will remind
that journal of another fact equally as impor
tant, fearful that it may require the same
time to make the discovery to which we desire
to refer. Pennsylvania, as well as being the
only state which has fifteen regiments in the
field, consolidated under one leader, was also
the only stite to raise a reserve corps in time to
meet the exigencies created by the expiration of
. the term of enlistment of the three months' vol
unteers. That reserve corps is composed of these
fifteen regiments, and as they are beginning to
attract the attention of the press and the people,
It is no more than just that the projector of this
force. should receive the meed of praise which
els his due for his wisdom and foresight under
the circumstances. It was Gov. Curtin who
Alone conceived the idea of raising this reserve
corps, and now that its importance is being
discovered, and the men thus recruited and
disciplined aro taking their place in the army as
'the equals of veterans, we would be as unjust
as ungrateful to refuse this acknowledgment.
•` It is related in the telegraphic despatches
from Waihington, that the Hutchinson family
recently gratuitously gave a sLries of concerts
On the south side of the Potomac, for the pnr
-nncreneenfig tie - ablditiOrwitO the hffaiity and
poetry of music and song. Bat unfortunately
for the minstrels, they dared to mingle with
their songs sentiments adverse to the institu
tion of slavery, sentiments denouncing human
bondage and lauding liberty as the highest con
dition of man on earth, and the greatest bles
sing of God to man while he is in a probation
'ary state. For these outrageous sentiments,
the Hut:hinsons were summoned before Gener
als Kearney and Franklin, accused of these
-enormities for having thus dared to make music
the means of lauding the principle of free
dom on the sacred soil of Virginia.
There is something so strangely inconsistent
is this fact, that we cannot resist the opportu
nity of thus presenting it to our readers. But
while it is inconsistent so far as it relates to
our chanter as a nation striving to put down
a wicked rebellion, it is in perfect consonance
•o.far with all our acts towards the great cause
of the.rebellion. We must put down the re
bellion—white men must bear their bosoms to
the slave-driver's knife—they must admit the
argument in favor of institutions which conspire
to destroy the independence of labor and the free
dom of government—but he does not talk or sing
or fight artin.t slavery. If this Is right, we have
a happy time in reserve for the future, when
those who this thrust men from the camps of
freemen become they sing to liberty, are em
powered to compromise with instead of light
As the action of some of the so-called Union
democrats (i. e. malignant locof000s) is being
spread before their constituents, the fact be
comes palpable that they are determined in
every case to violate the pledge which secured
them the votes of certain honsat though misled
Republicans. The organs of the Republiatu
party in the districts represented by such men,
are vigilant In their allusions to these treach
eries, and among the last notices - which we
have seen of these same Union democrats, is
following from the Lancaster &waiver. It
itiOnicates a salutary lesson which deserves to
be repeated in every Republican journal in the
state. We therefore assist in its circulation,
The references of the Examiner were elLited by
the election for State Treasurer, when it says:
Messrs. H.milton, Hiestand Lehman and My
ers of this county voted for Mr. Moore ; Mr.
: Refers went with the regular Democracy for
Hr. M'Gratti, add Mr. Worley threw his vote away
,rtpon Jonas It. hi'enatock. Messrs. Pete' s and
Worley are paying the Republicans who elected
thew to seats in the Legislature with a yen
There were three ballots, on two of which
Dln' Moore lacked but one vote to elect, which
Ma Worley should have given out of compli
mtnit to the Republicans who elected him. But,
olti no, not Mr. Worley, has "no partyism,"
which when applied to a Democrat only mean
till after the election, would not permit him to
vote for Mr. Moore, though one of the most
easservative men in the State. Mr. Rauch was
top black a Republican for Mr. Worley to vote
for, for Clerk ; Mr. Moore, we suppose, was too
lag's Republican for this model repereseatative
of Itepublicen Lancaster county.-
Mt: Worley thinks his iriawriny course will
said Mat back by Republican votes, bra guess he
wont "ace it."
TEE PLAN OF 711 E CAMPAIGN.
There is, throughout the whole Union, north
of the cotton states, an eager expectation of
some decisive movement of the mighty hosts
of armed men whom we have brought into the
field, and who have hithertobeen engaged only
in a war of skirmishes), Some f the beet in
formed of our New York cotemporaries are of
the opinion that with a considerable part of
our population in the Atlantic states this expe
dition has been heightened into impatience,
while in the western states both the volunteers
and the ,people are in a fever of what can
hardly be called anything less than discontent,
and chafe, like tigers, at the delay. Everybody
feels that there is much to do and that the
time is short. Knowing and feeling this, as
we all do, it is but just to those who are en
trusted with the administration of public af
fairs to take for granted that they are as sensi
ble of it as we can be, and as anxious to hasten,
by every safe method, the decision of a contro
versy which has been referred to the dreadful
arbitrament of war.
Those, however, who are looking for an ad
vance of our army from Washington, we are
confident, look to the wrong quarter. Wash
ington is no proper base of military operations
against the southern states. he true policy
of thcte who conduct the war is to penetrate to
the c4tre of the enemy's territovhy the mbst
direct mode of ac.esa. The attempt to reach it
by the lines of march from Washington would
be as absurd as if a combatant with a small
sword should attempt to pierce his antagonist's
heart through his shoulder.
. The lines of march from Washington are
difficult—obstructed by the exceeding foulness
of the ways at this season and by the strong
posts of the enemy. Suppose these difficulties
happily overcome—suppose the rebel forces at
Manassas, strong as their position is, beaten
from the ground and forced to retire. They
would make their way to the south and the
south-west, tearing up the railways obstructing
the routes they take in every possible manner,
ravaging the country, consuming and carrying
off its supplies, and leaving behind them a
solitude in which the pursuing army could find
no means of subsistence.
What would then be gained by such a vie-
tory? Little morelhan the credit of a success
ful engagement. We should have before us a
waste which it would be of no advantage to ua
to occupy. The rubel forces, in retiring, would
concentrate themselves within a smaller corn
pass, and there would be no essential diminu
tion of their power of resistance. All the corn
municltions between the different divisions of
their army and the different parts of the coun
try held by than, would still remain open, and
would have the advantage of being considera
bly shortened. We should have gained pos
session of no point of which we could say that
its occupation was it all decisive of the event
of the war. With the retreat of their army
from Richmond our further advance in that
quarter would end, and we should be met by
their army assembled on a new northern
tend to do, that the true military policy of
our government is to break up, ,divide and
scatter the -forces of the enemy, instead .of
compelling them to collect in a.compact body
—to oblige them to defend against us the
different parts of the territory they occupy,
by different fragments of their army, sepa
rated in such a manner as to have no pol3l
- communication with each other, and wholly
unable io form a junction. To effect this,
the base of operations should be far south of
Washington, on the flank of the insurgent re
gion, at some point ()boson as near as possible
to the heart of the country possessed by the
enemy, and from which the access to their
most exposed parts would be least difficult.
Our great river, the Mississippi, and the com
munication which we have opened, through
Western Virginia with Kentucky, fortunately
place such a base of operations in our power,
without any previous fighting. A powerful
central force might thus be planted in the
midst of the enemy's territory, rendering it
wholly impossible to concentrate their forces,
prepared tQ annihilate the separate divisions
of their army one after another, and ready to
strike immediately and with effect at any point
which it may become desirable to occupy.
Inaamuch as it is wholly impossible to do this
from Washington, we hold that it is absurd to
attribute to the government or to the com
manding officer of our army the lies of order
ing an advance from Washington. They must
see, even more clearly than anybody else, the
advantages of such a plan as that of which we
have spoken ; they must feel the importance
of carrying it into effect before the cold season
has passed ; they must be aware that the lon
ger we delay our preparations the better pre
pared will the rebels be for resistance. We
cannot suppose that they who are not admitted
to the councils of war in which the plan of the
winter campaign is decided upon, are the only
ones who possess the gift of common sense;
and with this reflection in oar minds we may,
we think, confidently look for an early and de
cisive blow to be struck at the vital parts of the
Wa Havre AT length a connected statement of
the battle of Somerset. It was won by a desk
perate bayonet charge made by the ninth Ohio,
second Minnesota and fourth Kentucky regi
ments, before which the enemy broke and
fed from the woods In which they were coal
cealed. General Thomas commanded in the
battle. Our troops behaved gloriously. The
rebels were commanded by Odttenden and Zol 7
lieoiter. They had eight thousand men in the
battle, while our force engaged was not more
than three thousand.
LARGI CLOTHING &GM —A Cincinnati papei
states that the government ie indebted to three
or four clothing firms of that city, to the
amount of more than two and a half milliotul
Fs.smos Eturaiss,lormerly consul at Con,
stangnople has balsa. appointed clerk of thefogton.
am* Con;inittattaa rants Affairs: at Wash;
pennopluanio tballp degtapt). fat Da aacning, Mannar p 25, 1862
Correzponder.ce of the Telegraph.l
After a delightful passage of three days, from
Old Point Comfort, 1 arrived here yesterday by
the U. S. tr iosport steamship S. B. Spreading.
Wu stopped at Hatteras on the passage to trans
fer Commodore Goldsboro, who has charge of
the naval part of the Burnside Expedition,
'and at that place found part of the fleet an
chored in the sound; the remainder of the fleet
we were informed h d proceeds i up Pamlico
sound. From one of the staff of the Commo
dore, we lesrned the r robable tlestinatibn of
the Expedition, of which, your readers will
doubtless be informed before this reaches you.
Of its success, I have no doubt. The blow
struck by it, will be the heaviest this monster
rebellion has yet received, and it will show
them that we haye commenced in earnest to
deal with them in a insuner their rebellious
On board the steamer Spaulding, we had
about two hundred and fifty soldiers, belong
jug to the oifferent regiments now here, most,
of whom were left behind in the hospital at
Fortress Monroe, when their regbhents sailed
fur this point. During the ' , amigo, one of
their number was attacked with the measles.
Upon our arrival here, the sick man was con
veyed to a tent prepared for him outside of the
encampment. The balance of the passengers
were furnished with tents and are quartered by
themselves. This precaution was adopted to
prevent the possibility of contagion spreading
among the troops. The general health of
whole division here is very good and but few
deaths have occurred. .Tee sanitary rept-
lations are very strict, which has the most
beneficial effect upon the men. It has often
been a wonder to me that there are so few
deaths and so little sickness in our army, when
it is taken into consideration, bow many puny
men and boys are enlisted'. '1 he duties of a
soldier are such as to require every one to be
able-bodied and sound in every re.peit; other
wise, they are doomed to the hospital and must
probably the grave.
The particulars for a furward movement of
this division of the army is going forward with
as much despatch as poesiole. The country
here furnishes' nothing for the subsistence oi
the army except wood and water; 'everything
else must be brought from the North. Iu due
time the troops will march from here, but
whether Charleston or Savannah will be the
first point of attack lam unable to say. The
railroad communication 'between these two
cities is not yet cut off, although some, of our
troops have procet cied on skirmishing expedi
tient; within sight of the rebels griaiding the
road. To effectually
off this communica
tion between the two cities named, will be one
of the first movements ; afterward a ileecent
upon one, or perhaps both of the cities .81 Ullll.-
taneouely by the army and navy. Coptrahands
arriving, here from the interior.tit the State in
forms us that everybody able Ao bear arms are
forced into the army, and apprehensions are
felt that an attack will be, made, daily.
Capt. Waterbury's compaiay, (G, Fifty-fifth
Pennsylvania volunteers,) is encamped here.
They are in the enjoyment of good health and
spirits, which tyill, doubtlels•be good news :to
their many relations and friends in Harrisburg.
Since their arrival here they have been doing
picket duty at the upper end of Hilton Head
island, end omy ‘ returned to camp a few days
ago. At a brigade inspection on Sunday lap,
General Veille complimented the " Roberta'
Guards" as the finest looking , company in the
brigade, as it was also the - largest. This was
no empty compliment, as, the General is a
graduate of West Point, ,a thorough rioldier,
and not one of those men who pass compli
ments to tickle the men.
attached to flab. !ladle's staff. I`l4ll 8411111
corp. has become,one ,of the.most ;Important,
arms of the army, and since its. adoption ho
such fatal errors as firing into oar own friehds
Amen the arrivals by the list steamer were
Lt. Cul. Fritz* 0. Bennett, Capt. L B. Water
bury and of the ath Penn-
sylvania Vo'nutter& Capt. Waterbury brought
a large box of New. Year presents for the men
of his company, which were gratefully re caved
and duly disposed of.hy the meu. Levi
Weaver, of the " Robert's Guards," has recov
ered from his recent illness and is now on duly.
Lieut. John G ! !tehall ie flourishing finely, and
iluring the recent illness or , the second lieuten
ant he discharged the arduous duties impoeixl
upon him with much credit. The command of
the company wilt now be resumed by Captain
Waterbury. He awl Gownsll and Weaver *e
loved and esteemed ; by the men,,and .when the
hour of trial comes for thesons of Renzusylvs4a
to strike upon the soil where the dtar Spangled
Banner was first insulted by , her disloyal sons,
I know they will come out of the, conflict with
honor to themselves and their country. •
The quarantine, ,to which L. mu at present
centime, prevents me from giving you any de
tailed accounts of what is going on here, aa all
cummuoicatien is cut pff witu the rest of
mankind." Bat we expect to be released Ju l , a
few days, when I will try and write a more-in
(The Senate was not in session this morning,
having adjourned over yesterday, until three
o'clock, P. 31. i next Monday.]
Fanay, Jan. 24, 1862.
The House was called to order at elevan
o'clock, A. M.
Mr. HALL submitted a resolution, which w
adopted, that when. the House adjourn. it a¢-
journ to meet on Monday next, at:
o'clock, P. M.
PROTLNO THE AUDITOR GERIBAL'I3 IMPORT OR
Mr. ABBOTT offered a rbsolution, which twis
agreed to, that five thousand copies of the Ad
ditor General's report on railroads be printed,
for the use of the Howe.
Mr. SMITH, (Chester,) offered the . folio
Rawited, That the committed appointed
try the matter of the contested election of
Charles T. Abbot, Esq., beauthorized to meet
in the city of Philadelphia for the purpose of
taking evidence at such time and place as they
The resolution was agreed to.
IMPORTS ON COKIECNIBIES.
A number of bills were reported from tbs.
Standing Committees, including one from thi
Committee of Ways and Means, with amend
ments, entitled an act supplementary to an ad
concerning the law of limitations, approv
BUM IN PLACE.
A number of bills were read in place, incledlt.
hag the following by Mr. 0-reenb a nk s , $4 a sup .
plement to an act to exempt property to the
value of $BOO from levy, &c.," passed April 9,
The House.reenined:the consideration of the
joint rem:dation, offered-by Kr. Rex last Wednetl
, day ; mhich mraareat aa , follgare:.* ?
Bitokedi A la n aeleetAcomtnittenappointed to examine into and investigate the
Letter from South Carolina
HILTON HUD, S. C.,
January 17 , 1862.
REPORTED EXPRESSLY FOR THE
HOUSE OF RFPRESENTATIVES
TEE SEVENTEENTH 11 EPECIENTATIVIS JESTRIOT,
INMICIOATION OP STA-TX MILEFAKX . p 0&(.
contracts made by certain parties with the I
agents appointed by the Goveruor, for the
furnishing of clothing, equipments and supplies
to the Commissary Department for the use of
the three months volunteers, called into service
in compliance with the requisition of the Presi
dent, and ascertain, if possible, if any frauds
have been committed upon the State, and if so,
to report to this Rouse the nature and extent
of such frauds, and to ascertain, if possible,
the name or names of the parties implicated.
The committee shall also examine into such
other contracts and expenditures, made by the
heads of the different departments or their
agents, as they, in their judgment, may deem
proper; and shall have power to send for persons
Atter some debate,
Mr. GRF:ENBANK submitted the following
as a substitute:
Waimea, The commissioners appointed by
the Governor to investigate the army frauds
have in their report divulged the fact that ir
regularities; extravagances and frauds were
committed, to the great injury of the Common
wellth by persona engaged in furnishing Cloth
ing, equipments and supplies to the militia of
this State under the act of April twelfth, one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-one.
Atidlohenta, judicial inquiry into the same
has to a considerable extent been foiled and no
efficient action has been bad in the premises.
Be it Resolved, That a committee of five be
appointed to investigate the facts in regard to
said abuses, and to report the same to this
House, together with the names of any persons
if such there be, from whom the State:should
be reimbursed the monies thus fraudriOntly
obtained ; and that the Governor and h e ads of
the respective departments be respe‘tively re
quested to furnish said committee with any
information or documents in their possession or
control relating to said matters ; and that the
committee have power to send for persona and
e substitute and resolution were debated up
. to twelve o'clock a., when the House
From odr Broiling &dill on of Yesterdoy.
Important Correspondence between
Generale Halle& and Price.
Or. Loom Jan. 23.
The following oorrespOndenee has taken
place between Generals Price sod Halleck.—
fhe material points in2Prioe's letter are as fol
HEAD QUARTARS, MISSOURI STATIC GUARD,
Springfield, Jan. 12.
GICNERAL:-I have received information that
as Major General commanding this department,
you have either ordered or allowed the arrest
of citizens in the pursuit of their usual and
peaceful avocations; that men, officers and pri
vates belonging to this army, have been taken
prisoners on the Kansas border, and conveyed
Co Fort Leavenworth and as such, and for no
other established offence or crime, been shot in
I have learned that my discharged soldiers
have beim subject, ,whenever and whereve
they have shown ,themselves, and that they
have been, by military coercion,forced into
a servitude unknown to internatio nal and dvii
lead usages in such cases.
and pa; es of men specially appoh2ted and in
structed:l7y me ; to doltroy.zailroadcalverts and
bridges by,tegaing.them up, burzfing,.&o., have
been arrested- and subjected to geuer,l court
martial for alleged crimes which all the laws of
warfare heretotore recognized .by the civilized
world have regarded as distinctly proper and
I have leaped That such persons, when tried
if convicted of the offence or offences as stated
are viewed as lawful subjects for capital pun
These statements I cannot believe to be cor
rect, but let us understand each other on this
Do you intend to continue the arrest of citi
zens engaged In their ordinary peaceful pursuits
and treat them as traitors and rebels? If so
will you make exchanges with me for such as I
may or will make for similar cares? Do you
intend to regard members of this army as per
sons deserving death wherever and whenever
they may be captured, or will you extend to
them the recognized rights of prisoners of war
by the code of civilized warfare ?
Do you regard the destruction of important
roads of transportation facilities for military
purpose as the legal right of beligerent power
Do you intend to regard men whom I have
specially despatched to destroy roads, burn
bridges, tear up culverts, &c., as amenable to
the enemy's court martial, or will you have
them tried as usual by the proper civil authon.
ities according to the statutes of the State ?
(Signed.) STERLING• PRICE.
Maj. Gen. Comd'g Dept.
The following embraces the main portion of
Gen. Halleck's reply :
HUD QUARTILREI, DIVT. Of MBSOURI,
Gsa. STIRLING Pains , Conatrg efe.—Gioreaar,
Your letter dated Springfield January 12th is
received. Thb troops of which you complain
on the Kamm frontier and at Fort Leaven
worth are not under my command. In regard
to them I respectfully refer you to Major Gen
eral David Hunter, commanding department
Kangas, Headquar ters, Fort Leavenworth.
You also complain that, individuals and par
ties of men specially appointed, instructed by
you to destroy railroads, culverts and bridges,
by tearing them up, burning, &c., have been
arrested and subjected to general court martial
for alleged crimes. This statement is in the
main correct. When individuals and parties of
men violate the laws of war, they will be tried
and found guilty, and will be certainly punished,
whether acting under your Fpecial appointment
and instructions or not. Yon must be aware,
General, that no orders of yours can save from
punishment spies, marauders, robbers, incendi
aries, guerilla bands, &c , who violate the laws
of war. You cannot give immunity to crimi
nals. But let us fully understand each °trier
on this point ; it you send armed forces, wear
ing the garb of soldiers and duly organized
and enlisted as legitim ate belligerents, to
destroy railroads, bridges &c. as a military
act, we shall kill them if possible in open war
fare, er if we can capture them we will
treat them as prisoners of war ; but it is
well understood that you Save sent num
bers of your adherents, in the garb of peaceful
citizens and under false pretences, through
our lines into northern Missouri, to rob and
destroy the property of Union men, and burn
and destroy railroad bridges, thus endangering
the lives of thousands; and this, too, wituout
military necessity or possible military advan
tage. Moreover, peaceful citizens of Missouri,
quietly working on their , farms, have
been instigated by your emissaries to take
rip arms as insurgents, and rob, plun
der, and commit arson and murder. Teey
act under false pretences, and under the gdise
of private citizens. You Certainly will not pre
tend that men guilty of such crimes , although
specially appointed and iestructel by you, are
entitled to the rights and Immunities of ordi
naiyillrissy of war. If ion do, will you
single authority on the laws of
war whichwhicli recognises such a claim.
I am drily expecting instructions respecting
the exchange of prisons re of war. I will com
municate with you on that subject ae soon as
they are rec dyed
H. W. HALLECK,
Maj. Gen. Comd'g Depart
Important from the south.
Extracts from Southern Papers
THE REBELS DISBELIEVE TEE DEFEAT
The Story Raised to keep down Re
- hellion at Home.
Active Preparations to Prevent the Inva-
stun of North Carolina Coast.
THE BUBNBIDE EXPEDITION
CAUSES GREAT FEAR.
TILE MILITIA .CALLED OUT
GREAT EXCITEMENT IN CONSEQUENCE
OF A DRAFT.
CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA, CAPTURED BY
Capture of the Sohooner Wilder by
the 11, S. Forme.
The Norfolk Despatch says in reference to
Kentucky news, we publish a batch of these
despatches and do not believe there is a word of
truth in them. The fact is as the reader win
perceive on reading money articles from the
New York Poet, that stocks were going down
at such a rapid rate owing to the failure of the
Burnside Expedition and the licking they
recently got at the hands of Jeff. Thompson
that it wart necessary to steam up in some way
or other to keep down the rebellion at home
and so they resorted to this, their regular plan
of operating on the stock market and keeping
their spirits up. We siettpect that Zollicoffer
has given them a lickiag, as he commenced
the attack, according to: their own account, as
contained in one:of the despatches, and leis
not likely that so pnelent a commander as
Zollicoffor would have opened the ball on them
and then suffered them to defeat him so easily.
The whole yarn is fishy, and smells strongly of
tie Wall street stock operations.
The Charlotte, N. C. Democrat, of the 21st
inst., says in anticipation of the invasion oft he
North. Carolina coast, it is contemplated to call
out the mintery in several of the eastern counties.
The call has.not yet been made, but the Raleigh
Journal says it will embrace thirty-three coun
—We learn that the militia have been
ordered out since the arrival of the Yankee
Burnside expedition at Hatteras, and it ap
pears fI01:11 the Raleigh Register of Saturday that,
a draft has been made in Waite county,
The .Register says there is quite an excitement
there in regard to the dratt which has been
made for one-third of the enrolled militia.
Substitutes we expect,will be in demand.
A flag of truce took three released prisoners
and brought back several ladles and gentlemen
to go north. The storm continues.
The Day Book contains the following dis
Elsvaxeria, January 22.—Thebiker this
,---••••-nfraer nowsiontletriell trom nor=
that Cedar Keys was captured by the .Federate
on Thursday. Heavy firing was heard in that
direction on the same day.
Moans, January 22.—The schooner Wilder,
from Savannah, was captured on the 20th three
miles below Fort Morgan. '
Moms, Jan. 21.—Capt. Cattrell's company
had a sharp contest yesterday at the month of
the Lagoon river, over the schooner Wilder.—
No loss of life on our side. The enemy lost the
ship's gig and a number of men, but antxteeded
in taking possession of the schooner and her
FROM PORTRRSS MOHR
No Arrival from the Burnside Rape
Me Report of its being in Pantile°
The Rebel Newspapers on the -de-
feat of Zolliooffer.
They consider it a Wall Street Story
The Old Point boat brings no news of im
portance. There has been no arrival from the
The Norfolk Day Book of yesterday, dis
credits the accounts of the expedition being in
Pamlico sound, and says, that a reconnoisance
from Roanoke island on Monday made no such
report. This appears to be the latest advices,
and since then a storm his cut off all commu
nication with the coast.
The Day Book published the federal accormta
of tee defeat of Gen. Zollicoffer- bat Bays it don't
believe a word of it, and telle,its. Madera that
it is a Wall street lie got up raise their spirits
after the defeat of the Yankees by Jeff. Thomson
at Ironton. •
Despatches from Flag Officer M'Kean.
THE 11. S. FRIGATE POTOMAC TO GO TO
Biloxi, Miss., Taken Possession of
by the Union Forces.
THE LOWER POTOMAC
The War Department has despatches from
flag-officer id'Reao dated Ship Island, Jan. 8,
in which he-reports the arrival at that place of
the 11. S. steamer Idercedita and 11. S. gunboats
Winona and Sagamore. By the first named
he had received the communication of the
Secretary of the Navy, and says that in
accordance therewith he shall dispatch the
fri ;ate Potomac to Vera Cruz. Having been
informed that a rebel steamer was at anchor
near Biloxi on the 31st of December. He
dispatchedcommander Smith with the steamers
Water Witch, New London and Henry Lewis,
to endeavor to capture ner but upon reaching
Biloxi it was found that she had been removed.
Commander Smith demanded the surrender
of the . place, which was
, 00 mplittl'witil, and a
detachment a SetuMitn'an, Apvti lauded. A
email ovieLbetterxwai destroyed ana two guns,
a nine and a oft pounder, were brought off.
The place was found to he almos t
the white vpuLittoli, W‘Li
colored men, women awl chil,treL.
The schooner Uaptain Speddet,
lumber, was also captured and
the Henry Lewis. tine is a very
the lumber being much ne, t i e j
quarter master, for the von6tru.r,:,u
houses, and the. I.chnouer Makin_ a t r '
lighter. Both have been trat,-.•
quarter master, at a v atiou t ,r .
The steamer Ring
from the flotilla last evatini,
changed down the river. 11, Ka.:
now in charge of acting in.t.r er
Capt. Mitchell havut.;
States brig of war Perry,
anchored below Alexandria, Is•I i•
yesterday erten:Kaki msl
river in tow of the Pus y, l;,,
on her return to the yard met 7.;,
Mount Vernon, maltin4
The Victory in. kentu,b,
Further Particulars of the Ba
This morniug'b paper& cu.a.c..‘l:. ,
of the battle ,it Mill :vtiu.r.
battle. The r. bell lought
come only by e.upeli,,r
ACCOrding tU the relk-I
consiated of kn
terics and some
10,000 men. Tbey iti 1.1. r
ing style, from taviue., L:.
bushes and rocks.
BALTIMORII, Jan. 24.
The brunt of the battle
Fourth Kentucky, Second '
Ohio and Tenth Indiana. Foi
the roar of musketry kept ad
Shortly after 11 o'ci ek ,1 i;
seeded in flanking the eiieni.
right, when the 9th Ohio an I ~
charged with the bayonet, w,,t,
yells, which broke the tee
route began. Tuey tied pli c. z -
camp, btrewing the rod
eta, overcoats and
two guns and caisous.
General Zollicuffer was t.
heart, at the head of ins tatt, ,
of the 4th Kentucky regiuicht 1
Zollicoffer loot his way in tl. L 1...;
delay emerged before Coluted
companied by some bunt unite..
mistook each other for friend,, at. I
within a few yards of each nth .r
their mistake both halted, alei - , -
hand to hand COtillitt. hoe
aids shot at Col. Fry, but on.!.
horse down. The te lei at ,
drew his six shooter an
from his saddle at the
staff deserted their eine.
taken to Somerset the day a; r
An East Tennemecan 1 .
menial says all the actin at..l
Lie is due to the Tenth ludt
Fourth Kentucky, and &coud
meats, for they did all ttt
handed with the exception 111 it
they received from the riithi _
fought nobly, and never u.uerel
fixed detern.tuatiuu to gain usev ,
Collllbatanta were so near ea.:,
time, that the powder bur,,,.1
the discharge of each other •
Beizmwis, Jan. 24.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.
THE 11. S. GLIN'FIOA 1
The United Stater guabo it
St. Thomas on the 4th, Ltn.l„:
City sailed on a cruise the .111.
XXIVIEth Congress—First Seii:l
Mr.g a tsestaDEN, ( Me.,) from the : .
on ;,F ea, reported b tt.,
appropriate ten thouraad
primes of the committee of th, ,
to contratta in any Depaurici,t t..
Mr. SHIRMAN introduced a ;
new Bureaus Ia t6u Ndvy
Mr. GRIM&3, ([owa,) iutro
vlding, for the cuarter of area
District of Columbia. itrietrcd
Dsvis (Ky.) pre,euttAtt , • , !- - . -
Robert Wilduu, appututed 5 Uit -
sour!, to fill the va,ancy -- -
mon of Polk.
Mr. WILKLNSON (Mined u.r.srd
credentials and certain peprr• ur
Committee on Judiciary. He .
report of certain m,eung, licid 4
of May last, and Mr. Wd,
committee who reported a e,-t
two of which are a 3 1011uw5
Raolied, That we, the peep,-
declare our fealty aud 111[1.1:1 1
for the protection of SoULLicri, :_-
Racelved, That we coml. toe
diabolical the war new wd„,t,d ti.-
Government against the a..utb
Mr. Davis said teat Mr.
in the resolutions, and they
without his sanction iu any iy.q ,
paper read, signed by Uov. tlait
attesting his loyalty, 31.0 h. -.-
WILSON to Mr. DAVI.,
vestfgation, so that tie euantiy
tied of his loyalty.
Mr. Pomeaor, (han.,i said chat i -
Wilson and anew that be tuel
being a good Union man. Li., -
so good that he had to g o 3CU ' L
lowa to get home and wa, haute:
rest of the akin men by the rei ,
Mr. Witaurkok witLdtear
Mr. Wilson took the natl.
On motion of Mr. TIMMItt EL'
tion to certain Judicial distii,ts L--
States courts was taken U.
HOUSE OF BEITE::-EN1A
The House resumed the c )1,,i krA:.
bill, making more stringent L6 c
the "Indian Intercourse Acr, j
of spirituous liquora.
Mr. EDWAEDdt (N. HA in tn.: •-
explanation, said that ale p rr, 1,1 .0
by vending intoxicating drinii-
Indian limits or frollElet; lira.'
for further legislatiou Cu pot. Itl
from such degrading
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPI4,
There is more demand for tix
of Flour, and 3,000 Ltd.. at
i 5 69(446, and 500 Ws. evra
perbue a ;mail selliug in ;mailv•ay
87i, Rye Ftour is strati a t :
.ore steal at V. There is a ran
basil. red z.,id 3[
Wheat, and 5,000
$1 35. 200 b•an. Peung,ylviLl, 14'
72®73c. Corn is in lair r,a,sto,
bush. new yellow sold at sa' . Ls
at 880. Pri,ViEloll3 are dull--,a 1,5.
Pork at, $l2 60 ; and 500 Etvfi
Coffee is held very firmly. Sugar and
are quiet—there is some speuiacioa.
for Whiskey, and prices are arale—,
500 bbls. Ohio at 25c.