Pennsylvania daily telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1857-1862, February 14, 1862, Image 2

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rtlaiti) eiegray.
Forever float that standard sheet!
'ltit here breathes the foe but falls before u
ik reedow,a toll beneath our feet,
An . a reedoin'ai banner streaming o'er us
Friday ?darning, February 14, 1862.
No CRIMINAL laweea ever resorted to more
schemes, sophistry or technicality to baffle an
honest jury and thus save a blood-stained des
perado, than are a portion of the Democratic
pram now practicing to shield the traitors of
the *Oath. Every proposition that is made to
subdue the rebellion by some practical and vig
orous demoatration, is either assailed as an
"Abolition design, ova direct violation of the
Constitution " In this manner the adminis-
tration has been baffled, the army demoralised
at an expense to the government, and our pros
pect abroad on several occasions placed at the
hazard of being imbroiled in a war with two of
the most powerful governments in Europe.—
If this continual outcry by the Democratic leitd
ers had been silenced some ten months ago,
the federal authority would have been acknowl
edged end respected in every state in the Union.
If the southern traitors bad not been led to
believe that their open efforts of rebellion
would be aided by the secret sympathy of the
Democratic leaders, and as many of the masses
of the north as they could delude, treason would
never have rallied to the numbers it now counts,
nor would the war ever have assumed its pre
sent magnitude. Thus the sympathy which
beaisted in originating and organizing the re
llidh continue's' to give it aid and comfort,
encouragemet and force, to maintain its antag
onism against the government. The Demo
crats who are constantly clamoring for the Con
stitution and the rights i.f the south are the,
men who are thus aiding this rebellion. These
men are never heard denouncing the rebellion
as unconstitutional—they have no censure for
Jeff Davis or. Henry A. Wise, nor do they at
tempt the denunciation of a single southern
traitor. such a course would be against them
'when a compromise with their old allies is of-'
fitted. It is better, in their judgment, to de •
trounce men of characters like Charles J. Sum
rier,,llen. Wade, David Wilmot, Andy Johnson,
or any of those who are laboring to force the
'rebellion te• those practical results which must
sooner or later grow out of the organization of
society at the south.
The result of such action on the part of these
leading Democrats, is to prolong the war, while
every:day that it is prolonged, adds its millions
of dollars to the debts of the nation. The men
who are responsible for the delay, can never
beoome responsible for this augmenting and
enormous debt. That debt is increased by delay,
and eau only be liquidated by contributions by
the labor and drafts on theresourcee of the coun
try. The masses must well consider these facts.
The lorix, Cr the war is prolonged, the stronger re
bellion *Comes. The loyal states feel the ef
feats, of •the rebellion already, simply because
their •laboring energy has been summoned to
the field for a contest with traitors—while the
prculuctive labor of the south remains undis its pursuits, contributing to the sup
port of the rebel army and maintaining the
rebel government entirely on the means derived
from its efforts. Delay augments the force and
the violence of rebellion. Delay exhausts the
energy, and the patience of loyal men; cripples
our enterprise and industry, and unfits thous_
ands of honest white men for those pursuits
which have made the free states prosperous and
powerittl. And all this to satisfy a sentiment
which is as base in its hopes as it is cowardly in
its conceptions, a sentiment alike opposed to
free government and free men.
How long will the free white men of the
north submit to this tampering with their pro
gress and their power f As long as they submit
to the miserable dictation and mean leading of
a class of • dough-faces who claim to be the
representatives of Democratic principles. This
is our answer.
band holds a responsible command in one o
the regiments from Pennsylvania, that weeps
when she receives a remittance from her 'hus
band, because the money he sends her is stained with
the ; lood of the injured people of the South? These
marnot beher exact words, but it is while im
bued With this sentiment that she weeps. Dote
it not occur to the reader to ask how the lady
imbibed snob - sentiments. We are scarcely
able to satisfy this inquiry, but leave the read
er to draw his own inferences when we state
that the husband of this sympathetic lady is
one of those officera in the army who declares
that he will resign whenever this war becomes
a crusade against slavery. Honored slavery 1
sublime and glorious principles of human bond
age and,barter,' when they can thus elicit the
tears of matronly beauty and the champion
ship of martial heroes. .
Titanic:bum or Wmaxr manufactured by tha
distillers of the United States, reaches, annu
ally, 600,000,000 gallons. This fact was elicited
by the investigations of the Congressional Com
mittee of Ways and Means, which is now en
gaged in preparing a list of articles, that
will most justly bear taxation. It is proposed
to make the article of wfileky produce a reve
nue by such taxation, but to this proposition'
therejamuck dares and bitter opposition.. w e
trust,'howovsr, thak a tax will belaid on each
gallon of this truck, sufficient at least to , cro-';
ate a revenue, of not less than four millions of
pentiontuania Maly itettgraph. Saturbap - Afternoon , Ifebruag 14, 11362.
We have not lost our confidence in the Hon.
EDGAR COWAN, because he has honestly differed
with a large majority of the honest people of
the nation, as to the policy, justice, right or
power of the United States Senate to expel the
suspected and confessed traitor, Jesse D.
Bright. As journalists, we approved the ac
lion of the Senate in thus thrusting Bright
forth to repent as an ingrate and traitor should,
in shame and retirement ; brit the question o'
expulsion involves many grave points of law,
and many important considerations. of policy,
on which some of the best men in the country
have differed ; but With the influence of this
difference, it is not possible either to create a
schism in the Republican party, or produce an
estrangement among the loyal men of the
land. Senator Cowan, regarding his oath
and respecting the responsibility which rests
upon him as an American Senator, no
doubt acted from patriotic and conscien
tious motives, believing that there was
as much danger in violating the Constitution
with reference to the expulsion of a suspected
traitor from the Senate, as there was in retain
ing that Senator ia his place, where all his de
signs could be watched and his base inters.
tions, if he had any, easily frustrated. But
to what v, desire more particularly to refer, is
the fact that those who now approve the course
of Senator Ciwan, are the men who sneered at
"his pretensions" before he was elected Senator,
and who, after he had taken his seat in the
U. S. Senate, declared that "he was not fit
for the position, and would fail before the first
session of his first Oengress had expired." The
praises of such men, such as those who trumpet
Senator Cowan's name through the columns of
journals that have lately fulminated treason
against the government; may well be suspected,
and are certainly calculated to do an honest
and independent man, more damage than any
abuse which could be , poured out against him,
through the same channels. The real friends of
Senator Cowan in Pennsylvania understand
the motives which prompt the old organ of the
Breckenridge clique to, cover him with their
slimy praises, as the viper covers its victim
before it extends its jaws for its reception.
It is neither to approve his act as a patriot or a
statesman, nor to uphold him for having as he
firmly believed, honestly discharged his duty.
The object is to make use of Senator Cowan,
in distracting the Republican party. If they
could accomplish this, the teeth with which
secret traitors grin their satisfaction at what
they suppose will add to the fury of the rebel
lion, would be turned on Senator Cowan, to
rend his hands and tear his reputation.
On all other questions, more intimately and
directly affecting the triumph of the govern
ment, than the expulsion or retention of Jesse
D. Bright as a Senator can possibly influence
our struggle for the law, Senator Cowan has
a most satisfactory record. His great talents
have already won him the respects of his col
leagues, while his admitted erudition as a lawyer
has given him a reputation as a legal ex
pounder, which others have faded to win who
have passed through many years of Senatorial
No CORRISPONDENON has ever been more fav
orably received by the press, or elicited a more
profound satisfaction from the people than the
letters we recently published, by President Linz
coin to Gen. Simon Cameron, and the epistle
of the latter in reply to theformer distinguished
gentleman. In the midst of a torrent of the
wildest and most malignant abuse, originated
to satisfy personal spite; and hurled to gratify
a political purpose to embarrass the national
administration, the letter of President Lincoln,
yielding to ' the importunities of the late
Sedretary of War, for the acceptance of hie
resignation, is received by the loyal press as
the corroboration of a confidence which the
people continue to repose in Gen. Cameron,
and which no clamor, no idle impeachment,
or no dirty denunciation can control or dimin
ish. That correspondence has made Gen. Cam
eron stronger today than any public man in
the Country, simply because it is an acknowl
edgment by the President of the United States,
that his official acts were distinguished, not
alone for •great and unconquerable foresight
and energy in the darkest hour of the nation's
history, but that those same acts were marked
by an integrity of purpose and a comprehen
siveness of detail and 131103085,, to which .we
must attribute our deliverance from the well
laid plans of the traitors to usurp the power
and capture the capital of the government. If
it were possible, we would gladly gratify our
readers with quotations from the press on the
subject of this correspondence. But the extent
forbids this, while any condensation we could
make would only mar that which is alone
grand and gratifying in its full proportiona.
Suffice it to write, that Gen. Cameron has been
fully vindicated by this correspondence, and
that the press of the country are imparting
this vindication to the people, accompanied by
comments of the noblest editorial approval.
wess have made a proposition to the federal
government, which exceeds, in audacity, any
thing of a similar kind, that has ever eme
nated from the same class. They propose,
through a resolution adopted by the Delaware
legislature, to abolish slavery, provided that
Congress at its present session engage to pay to
the state of Delaware, in bonds of the United
States, bearing interest at the rate of six per
centum per annum, the sum of $900,000, in
ten annual instalments. Delaware, by the law
of progress is bound to become a free state. All
the Slave holdere in America cannot prevent
such a result, and hence the idea of asking the
government of the United States to pay a round
sum for those whom Clod and nature have in
vested with right of life and liberty, is to ask
for a recognition which could not be made
without also recognizing the rebellion as a con
federacy. If the people of Delaware desire to
abolish slavery, let them do so unconditionally.
But to ask the people of the loyal states to
indemnify them for the threatened loss of in
vestments In a barbciroai custom and hellions
wrong, is one.of, those_ constitutional privelges
which only the Patriot and Union in atveditorial
quoted from the Journal of Commerce, could be
expected to approve.
Pennsylvania Legislature.
Farnex, February 14, 1862.
The Senate met at 11 o'clock A. M., and was
called to order by Speaker HALL.
Prayer by Rev. Franklin Moore, pastor of the
Locust street Methodist Episcopal Church, of
The journal of yesterday, (Thursday,) was
partly read, when
On motion of Mr. SMITH, (Philadelphia,)
the further reading of the same was dispensed
Mr. DONOVAN presented a petition of citi
zens of Philadelphia, in favor of the abolishing
of the curbstone markets of said city.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture
and Domestic Manufactures.
Also, the petition of Lieut. Emory, of the
Fourth Pennsylvania Resdrve Corps, (83d P. V.,)
asking to be re-imbursed for rearttiting expenses.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. CONNELL presented the remonstrance
of the board of school "directors of the Nine
teenth ward of the city of Philadelphia, against
the passage of the bill to re-organize the board
of school controllers of the First school district
of Pennsylvania.
laid upon the table.
Also, two petitions of citizens of Philadelphia,
for the abolishing of the " curbstone markets "
of said city.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture
and Domestic Manufactures.
Mr. SMITH, (Philadelphia,) presented one of
exactly similar import.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and
Domestic manufactures.
Mr., SERRJ.LL presented the petition of a few
citizens of Philadelphia of 'dinner import.
Referred to the same committee
Mr. CLYMER presented , a petition of citizens
of Ruscombmanor township, Berke county,
praying that the collection of taxes of said town
ship given to the lowest bidder.
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
lidr. LANDON presented a petition of citizens
of Wyalusing township, Bradford county, pray
ing for a reduction of the salaries of all the offi
cers of the Commonwealth.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. LOWRY presented a petition of citizens
of Philidelphia in favor of abolishing the
" curbstone markets" in said city.
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture and
Domestic Manufactures.
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Mr. KINSEY from the Committee on Agri
culture and Domestic Manufactures, reported as
committed, an act to"provide for the destruc
tion, and prevent the spread of, the Canada
thistle in Franklin county.
Mr. MEREDITH, (Roads and Bridges,) as
committed, House bill No. 167, an act in rela
tion to the Erie and Edinboro' plank road com
Mr. MOTT, (same,) as committed, House bill
No. 132, an act to repeal an act to extend the
provisions of an act authorizing the selling of
the repairing of the public roads in certain
townships of Schuylkill county, to Washington
township, same county.
A number of other private bills were re
ported, and some few read in place. The ses
sion was mostly taken up by the discussion of
a resolution offered by Mr. Lows,
to appoint
a committee of three to Investigate the alleged
frauds of the Bank of Commerce, at Erie.
The resolution was finally passed, and the
Senate adjourned until Monday next, at three
P. M.
FarDAY, Feb.:l4, 1862
The House was called to order at ten o'clock
A. M., and opened with prayer by Rev. Mr.
Agreeably to order, the House proceeded to
consider bills on the public calendar, when the
following were taken up, considered and,disp3secl
of as stated:
Bill No. 39. An act supplementary to an act,
entitled "An Act concerning the sale of rail
roads, canals, bridges and plank roads," ap
proved the Bth day of April, A. D. 1861.
Passed finally.
Bill No. 62. An act regulating appeals from
awards of arbitrators.
Bill No. 63. An act relative to the rate o
The Committee reported progress, and asked
leave to sit %min one , week from to-day ; which
was granted.
Bill No. 11. An act to provide for the estab
lishment and organization of a military school,
and for the purchase or leasing by the Common
wealth of suitable grounds and building, for
such school.
Postponed for two weeks.
Bill No. 18. An act regulating the practice
in. taking writs of error and appeals. -
No. 64. "Supplement to an act, entitled,
'An Act'to exempt property to the value of
three hundred dollars from levy and sale,' &c.,,
passed April 9th 1849 "
Committee reported progress and asked leave
to sit again one week from to-day, which was
agreed to.
No. 65. "A supplement to an act, entitled,
'An Act relating tolexecutions,' passed the 46th
day of June, A. D., 1836."
Passed finally. -
No. 66. "A supplement to an act, relating
to the commencement of actions."
Passed finally.
No. 60. "A further supplement to an act,
entitled, 'An Act for the regulation and contin
uance of a system of education by common
schools,' approved the Bth day of May, 1864."
The committee reported progress, and asked
leave to sit again on the 19th inst., which was
agreed to—yeas 61, nays 16.
No. 67. "An Act, relating to passenger rail
way companies."
Passed finally, with amendments.
No. 72. "An Act, relative to the payment of
military orders."
Passed finally.
No. 89. "An Act for the suppression and de
struction of counterfeit bank notes."
Passed committee of the whole, and was un
der discussion when the House
• Pnaamualas, Feb. 12.
Flour dull. Sales 6,000 bbls. superfine at
ss'3lk , and 500 blils. extra family at $5 811
@A. The receipts are small but folly adequate
to the demand. Small salt-s of rye flour at
$3 25a3 50, and corn meal at $B. Wheat in
good reqnest. Sales 7,000 bue. red at $1 35,
and white at $1 45. Rye is steady at 73c.
Corn in better demand and 8,000 bushels new
yellow sold at 55®570. Otte steady at 37 @ ,
38ic. Provisions firmer. Sales of mess pork
at $l2 50. Hams woe. Sides and shoulders
sc. Sales of 200,000 pounds green sides and
shoulders of 51@6c. and3n4o. Sales of 200
tierces of lard at 7to. Dressed hogs advanced
to 4@41. Sales of 200 bus. clover seed at
$4 25, and timothy ats2. Coffee, sugar and
molasses very dull. Whisky sells slowly at
Twnve HONDEND NOMINATIONS are before the
United States Senate for important military,
naval and consular positions.
The Burnside Expedition.
The Rebel Camp Surrounded and the
Whole Command Taken Prisoners.
Colonel Russel of the 10th Conneti
out Killed.
Federal Loss in Killed and Wounded
Vain Calls for Soldiers to Defend
Norfolk &o.
Return of the Commissioners to
Visit the Federal Prisoners.
Two Complete Regiments Captured
The Roads Lined with Guns, Knapsacks,
. Dead and Ding, .
Narrow Escape of Gov. Wise
Brig. General Hill, and Cols. Shaw
Gordon and Green among the 'Brie
Tne Flag Ship of the Rebel Fleet Run
Down and Out Apart.
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The Extent of the Knemey's Works: a
The gunboat Stars and Stripes arrived at noon
from the Burnside fleet with bearers of dis
patches for the Government.
She reports the rout of the rebels complete.
Three thousand prisoners were captured, and
all their gunboats burnt or captured, except
two, which escaped In the canal.
Federal losses—killed forty-two, and wound
ed about one hundred and forty; rebel loss—
killed about thirty, and their wounded less
than one hundred.
The advance from Hatieras 'took place on
Wednesday moraine.
The expedition consisted of about sixty ves
sels. The fleet anchored off Stumpy Point that
might and next day proceeded to the entrance
to Croatan Sound.
After a reconnoissance the attack was com
menced on Friday morning, the Underwriter
leading the column. The rebel fleet was at
tacked and dispersed in half an hour by a por
tion of the navy while the remainder attacked
the land batteries.
The tight continued until dark. Daring the
night ten thousand men were landed, and on
Saturday morning seven thousand were ad
A masked battery of three guns was soon
discovered by the skirmishers, and was at
tacked in front and on both flanks. The
Twenty-first, Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seventh
Massachusetts, the Ninth New Yotk and Fifty
first IT , w York, and Tenth Connecticut were
particularly engaged.
The 26th Massachusetts and 10th Connecti
cut suffered severely. The fight lasted only
two or three hours when the battery was aban
doned. Our troops pursued and surrounded
the Rebel camps, and took nearly the whole
command prisoners.
0. Jennings Wise ' was wounded, and was
shot twice while endeavoring to escape in a
Col. Russell of the 10th Conn., was killed at
the head of his regiment.
Lieut. Col. Vigrer De Mon tiel of the de'Es.
pine Zouaves, whose services were voluntary,
was killed ; no other officers were killed above
the rank of Lieutenant. Our total loss of kil
-1 ci and wounded was less than 200, and the
number of the enemy is scarcely less than 600.
We took between 2,000 and 3,000 prisoners.
They were about being sent to New York by
the steamer S. R. Spaulding and other steamers.
Among them are about 12 or 15 colonels and
On Sunday afternoon a fleet of fifteen gun
boats started for Elizabeth City. The place
was shelled and, having been evacuated and
partially burned by the troops, was occupied.
All the rebel fleet was sunk or burnt except
two—the Roanoke and Beaufort-which es
caped up the canal. The Sea Bird; Which`wad`
theßsg-ship'of-Commcdoixo Lynch, was run
down and boarded, and the Commodore escaped
by swimming to shore. •
Less than 300.
En Masse.
Foams MOAROZ, Feb. 18
.The News from Elizabeth city arrived at
Roanoke Island on nonday, and the Stars and
Stripes left on Tuesday morning. She stuck on
he hat at Hatteras on Tuesday night, but
started again in the morning, and arrived here
at about noon to-day.
The Stars and Stripes brings the bearer of
tispatches from Gen Burnside and Corn. Golds
borough. He will take the cargo of amunition
and will return immediately. Gen. Wise was
at Nagga Head,tind succeeded in escaping to
The rebels made no fight after being driven
from their intreachments ; which was done by
Hawkin's Zouavos and the Twenty-first Massa
chusetts regiment.
Young Wise resisted the storming parties un
til he was wounded, when he was carried off,
and his command r,treated with the others to
the upper end of the island, where they laid
down their arms.
Elisabeth City was about half burnt by the
rebel soldiers. The people sent off a deputation
to Commodore Goldsborough, asking him to
send a , force to assist in extinguishing the
Edenton was taken possession of on Wednes
day by Commodore Goldsborough, no opposi
tion being offered.
The Norfolk and Richmond papers attribute
the loss of Roanoke to the blundering Ineffi
ciency of the Navy.
They persist in asserting that nearly one
thousand federale were killed. They charge
some Roanoke Island farmer with having de
serted and piloted the Yankees to the only
point where they could effect a landing. The
island being flaked on all sides by an extensive
Dispatches from Memphis to Norfolk admit
that the federal flag was cheered at the Ten
nessee river by the people, and assert that the
federals neither seized or destroyed any private
property, not even cotton.
Gov. Ditcher has issued an order for the for
mation of home guards for Norfolk, Peters
burg and Richmond.
Messrs. Ames and Fish returned to Balti
more, the rebels refusing to receive them.
Four hundred released Federal prisoners will
reach Old Point on Friday or Saturday.
Another account says the enemy were pur
sued for several houra, and two complete regi
ments, on their way to reinforce the fort, were
captured, not knowing of its surrender.
Every road was lined with guns, knapsacks,
clothing, and with the wounded, dead and
Ex-Governor Wise escaped fromNagg's Head,
but his son was shot through both legs and
lunge. He died the following day.
Actingßrigadier General Hill, Colonels Shaw,
Jordan and Green were captured with a large
number of subordinate officers.
When the result of the, field fight became
known, Forts Barton, Blanchard and Forrest
were evacuated, and the floating battery on the
main land blown up.
The rebels blockaded the channel round Croft
tan Sound by driving piles and sinking vessels.
The enemy fired the town on retreating.
The federal gunboat, Com. Perry run down
the rebel flag-ship Seabird, having on board
Commodore Lynch, cutting her apart. Our
men boarded her pell-melt During the en
conntre which ensued, a portion of her officers
and crew jumped overboard, others bad their
brains knocked out with the handspikes
which were freely used on the occasion.
Later rebel accounts state that Lynch has not
yet been heard from, being probably drowned
during the fight.
The Official Despatches.
A special messenger arrived this morning
bring the following despatches:
OPP Ramose ISLAND, Feb. 9, 1862.
Roanoke Island is ours. It's military au
thorities struck to us yesterday. Their means
of defence were truly formidable and they were
used with a determination worthy of a better
cause. They consisted of two elaborately con
structed works mounting together twenty-two
heavy gnus, three of them being hundred
pounder rifles; four other batteries mounting
together twenty guns a largo proportion
of them being also of large calibre and
some of them rifled. Eight steamers mounting
two guns each, and each having a rifled gun
with the diameter of a thirty-two pounder, a
prolonged obstruction of sunken vessels and
piles to thwart our advance and altogether a
body of men numbering scarcely less than live
thousand, of whom three thousand are now our
The fighting commenced on the morn
ing of the 7th inst , at about 11 o'clock
and was continued until dark the fol
lowing morning.. It was resumed at
an early hour, and it lasted until well in the
afternoon, when by a bold charge of our army
the rebel flag was made to succumb, and our
own was hoisted everywhere on the island in
its place.
No attack could have been more completely
executed, and it was carried out precisely in
accordance with the arrangements made before
the expedition left Cape Hatteras inlet.
A detailed account of the operations will be
forwarded to the department hereafter.
I beg to submit herewith a copy of a general
order to be read on the quarter deck of each
vessel belonging to that branch of the expedi
I am very respectfully your obedient servant,
L. 11. Gornsnortouorr,
Flag officer commanding North American
blockading squadron.
Hon. GLDBON Wure,
Secretary of Navy.
The general order is as follows: Your efforts
of yesterday and the day before against the
enemy were alike worthy of yourselves and the
sacred cause our glorious flag upholds. I thank
you for them, and congratulate you upon the
result achieved. No commander-in-chieif
could have been more gallantly sustained,
or could have desired a more > gratifying
display of coolness, skill and discipl ne . ' We
have yet more work of the lend to accomplish,
and will soon deliver another blow to crush the
hydra of rebellion. From whit 11;riZZ.,-,.
witnessed, I am sure that you will 11., it w,,;
(Signed) L. 11 liot.ussol;r.i.;ll
U. S. Flag Steamer P hiladelphia, o 4
Island, Feb. 10, IS6I.
lion. GIDEON WELLEs, Secretary of
Six o'CLOCK.—Just as I clu,d
4%1 1 ' t
you of yesterday, I received reliable ire,.ra
that the rebel steamer; which en'eAH,l
here had gone to Elizabeth city, and th••r”.:(4
I immediately ordeied crournaniicr
take thirteen of our sty artists under
mand and go in pursuit of thew ai d
practicable, to execute au
service, viz : the destruction at the N ;
of a link of the Albertnnrh: and
canal. He dashed off with a
his work, and the way he hisah,
plished the first part of it is sLown
preliminary report, a copy of ‘NiJt i, I I „
herewith' inclose, will inform
decided to send the Stars ai,l
Hampton Roads to morrow m,,rnii
me ammunition from thtre witl.”„T
Mr. Vanbrunt, my s••cretar; wiil
and proceed to Washington. to
my despatches and two of the rr b•
have taken.
I am, resp , cry, your ob't
CITY, Fth. lOth,
SIR :—I have the ha .pines io rcrt
have met the enemy off this Ilk, t
ing at nine o'clock. After a very
ment, I succeeded in destroy in:; or
naval force, and silencing atil .Iv-tr v
batterieson Cobb's point. Tut:only
from destruction is the steourr tsr j
Cookwho is wounded and a priso n ,
ship. 1 have other prisoners. I t „,
say that our casualties are few e ,_
warmth of the enemy's tin. -s.ty ,
killed, and some wounded.
I send the Ellis to you uniler t..
acting master Chase of this thp, r
you will confirm in the e•mlita:t.
duct of the gallant men I h .10 •
command Is worthy of all pr A
account will be furoisheil wh..o
am happy to say that none. iif ii,„ „
severely injured. I shall leave.
force and visit the canes au ,l Cairn . •
the other places before I iettirn
I have the honor to bc very
your obedient servant.
Gotninaittlinz i 5 N,v
The Rebel Press on th,
Tennessee NewN
The Unionists Making Drill(11.'41'4[1011 , AI
Memphis and other S4)11111(711 Puini
Armed Bands of Union Kau Ailing
the Mountains,
BALTIN. itt , t
The Richmond Despatch s.ty, h,t , I
see exchanges give us gloothy Ir. -. • •
future In that part of the coh,e,h, . 1.
Several leading journals inlitilst , ; ;,
there is really a threalenne.; sta',
East Tennetere growing out t t;„ Si
love of many of those pop! , for ti.:
The ]Memphis Avalandv slat,
dition of the interior ctiontie3
by the lapse of time. The 11..1 , 16.
an immediate advance of the 'Sort I, !!,
traitors to the South evince
village and neigh borhood i; r,I.
malting demonstrations in many ”i in, 1.
ern counties, and even in 31 0 molii,,
exhibitions of joy on the arrival
from Beech Grove.
Armed bands of Johnsi n's
followers are prowling about in ail
through the mountains and in rea,.
Many persons have iTeu shot at Lld 1., •
own houses, who adhere to tn... i, Lu, •:
Evacuation of Springfield, Mo., t.F
the Rebels.
Our Troops in Possession oi the Toss
ST. Loa I ,
A. special despatch to the i)
SPILINOTIELD, Mo., Feb. 13, via. I).%I:
Feb. 14, says:
Our troops took possession of Sprin2tL t
day without firing a gun. Pm. ,
the place yestertay afternoon, Ina 4 !TN.!
OD tho Fayette road.
- The Official Announcement.
ST. Lotus, February 14.—The
fl it ail'
patch was forwarded irons h, ado niers I:.
morning to General hi:Clellan,
The flag of the Union floats over tti ,
house in Springfield, Missouri.
The enemy retreated after ashore
leaving a large amount of stores and
which was captured by Genera( Ciao:,
Our cavalry is in close pm snit.
(Signed) 11. W. HA I,LE,
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Parcanurnia, Feb. 14
It is said that Chevalier 'cir,l in ti was More
the judiciary committee, but iodine.' to give
satisfactorily answers was again remanded to
jail, where he still remains. fie more tbao t
intimated that he got the surruptitioas op y
}I t.
the Pre.ident's message from M
wereaj. Watt,
Lincoln's gardner, but hie innate-tees
sidered mere attempts at evasion.
The committee have summoned Watt to ap
pear before Tey are satisfied
that the
chevalier did not them.
get the copy either throsel
the agency of the President or Sirs. Lincoln.
The President was before the committe, it alts
supposed in reference to this matter.
No official report, but merely a private letter
had up to one o'clock to-loy
al been received from
Gen. Burnside by the Gener-in-Chief. _
The assistant Secretary of the Navy, Ns-
Fox, has also
received a private letter, in wh, o
it is stated that the number of killed on oar ode
is about twenty and of the army only thirtl•
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