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BY SAMUEL J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD. PA., MARCH 19. 1862.
THE SAME OLD GROWL.
The editors of the Clearfield Republican
poor fellows are again in trouble. They aro
greatly exercised in mind at the coarse of
Hon. John Fatton, Member of Congress from
this District, on the War question. Gen. Pat
ton cot only persists in doing all in his power
to crush oat tho wicked rebellion at the South,
but he refuses, it seems, to reiterate the old
thread-bare promises of the Breckinridge De
mocracy not to injure, in anyway, either the
feeMngs, consciences or property of the Iat
ter's dear brethren awav down in Dixie. He
oven went so far as to vote aye on the motion
to lay the so-called Ilolman resolution on the
table, on the 3d inst. This is a source of par
ticular anxiety to onr neighbors over the way,
for it seems in this Gen. Fatton refused to
repeat" a "declaration" almost "identical
with the resolutions f Mr. Crittenden at the
extra session," which they say were adop
"ted by an almost unanimous vote." This
our neighbors appear to think perfectly fright
ful conduct, for the declaration cannot be too
oft-n repeated" say they. From this we
are led to the conclusion that the editors cf
the Republican would bavo the Members of
Congress, in a body, stand up, every day, and
"repeat" their favorite "declaration" until
it would assume the character of that cele
brated love epistle, of which the song says
"That every word, and every line,
Was dandy Jim ot Caroline."
But to speak more seriously the editors of
the Repnllican must be hard run for an excuse
to find fault with onr worthy, faithful and pop
ular Member of Congress, when they have to
resort to such special pleading as is contained
in their leader of last week. The object is
palpably to prejudice the people, if such a
thing were possible, against Gen. Fatton, for
the purpose of injuring him in tho event of his
being tbeRepublican candidate at the approach
ing election. Such a game, however, wont
work, particularly when proposed by those
who are so very chary in their condemnation
of Jeff. Davis and his band of conspirators.
An Iron Clad Navy. Wooden vessels are
obsolete since last Saturday, says the Pittsburg
Gazette. The fight of that day proved that
the largest snd best appointed wooden frigates
are but paste-board houses, made to be knocked
down. One of these iron-cased nondescripts.
hardly looking like a vessel a sort of sub
merged Noah's Ark, or a good sized tnrtlo,
with a htuap on its back can walk right up
to the wooden walls, and pepper or butt them
to pieces in no time. We have heard a
great deal of late of the immense war fleets of
.England and France, wbici were going to
Llow us out of water. They are fleets no
longer. The flght of last Saturday destroyed
them at one blow. They will do for store
fchfps, or to lay in ordinary for receiving
ships, tat as war vessels their vocation is end
ed. The only war fleets of France and Eng
land, are their iron-cased vessels, and we
rather suspect they have made those too large,
and they stand too far out of water. The
JJritish ship Warrior, which cost $5,000,000 is
unmanageable. With the same money five or
ten smaller, and better and moro effective ves
sels can be built. Tho lesson oo Saturd iy
should not be lost on Congress. Arrange
ments should be made for building as iron
cased war fleet immediately. There is no
necessity for a great many, but there should
lo enough to command respect and prepara
tions raado for others as they might be need
ed. We shall never heir moro about war
from England and France, when this is done.
Ge.v.FkemostVisdicated. The President,
iu confiding to Gen. Fremont one of the three
Rrand military Departments into which the ar
my is divided, has vindicated him from the
Zanders ot his unscrupulous foes. In giving
him a seperate command, amenable only to
himself, he has evinced b'a confidence In Gen.
Fremont's integrity and military capacity. Al
though his Department is not as important at
present es either the Eastern or Western De
part-sun's, yet it is a position of-high respon
ibihty and dignity. It was hardly possible
for the President to do more than he has done,
;is be .could give him no higher position with
out removine either Gen. McClellan or Gen.
Halleck. Gen. Fremont will have an army to
create, and a Department to organize, while
tho other two Departments are fully supplied
with men and materials. Not much can, there
fore, be expected from him for some tin e to
come j hat, bo doubt, he will do bis part to
wards the restoration of law and order in the
district assigned to him. - - -
CECA.vizia.--We see it stated that the De
mocratic politiciansof the Breckinridge school
are busily at work in attempting to resuscitate
their party. It is quite certain that they are
quietly organising in some sections already;
and in thN way, and hoping to find the Repub
licans napping, they expect to carry the elec
tions next fall. Our friends, we trust, will
remember this. -
It is staled, that Mr. Lincoln, some three
weeks since, remarked to a friend of General
Fremont's In a conversation about the Gener
al:. "He has not bad fair play I will give it
.tohim." Good for vOld Abe." .
Military DEFi.RTME!TB.--Tbe following are
the limits of the new Military Geographical
1st. Department of New England The six
SStiw England States. Headquarters at Bos
ton. CommaDder, Major General Benjamin F
2d. Department of New York The State of
New York. Headquarters at Albany. Com
mander, Major General Edwin D. Morgan.
3d. Department of the Potomac Tho States
of Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Delawjre, and
Maryland, the District of Columbia, and that
portion of Virginia east of tho Allegheny
Mountains and north of James river, except
fortress Monroe and sixty miles around.
Headquarters at Washington or on the field.
Commander, Major den. Lreo. IS. moulelUn.
4th. Department of Virginia Fortress Mon
roe and sixty mites around the same. Head
quarters at the Fortress. Cemmander, Briga
dier General John bt. Wool.
6tb. Department of the MississippiThe
States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky,
Missouri, lows, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illi
nois, Kansas, Arkansas, the Indian Territory,
the Territories ot Decotah, Nebraska, and
Colorado to the Rocky Mountains, and that
part of Tennessee lying west of a north and
south line indefinitely drawn through Knox
ville, Tennessee, Headquarters at present at
St. Louis. Commander, Major General H.W.
5te. The Mountain Department The conn
try west of tho Departments the Potomac
and east of the Department of the Mississippi.
Headquarters at Wheeling. Commander, Ma
jor General John C. Fremont.
7th. Department of New Mexico The Ter-.
ritory of New Mexico. Headquarters at Santa
Fee. Commander, Col. E. R. S. Canby.
8tb. Department of the Pacific The coun
try west of the Rocky Mountains. ' Headquar
ters at San Francisco, California. "Commaa-
9th. Department of Florida That portion
of the State -of Florida not included in the
Department ot Key West. Headquarters at
Fort Plekens. Commander, Brigadier Gener
al Lewis G. Arnold.
IGtb. Department of North Carolina The
State of North Carolina. Headquarters in the
field. Commander. Brigadier General A. E.
11th. Department of Kev West Key West,
the Tortngas and the mainland on the west
coast, as far as Apalachicola, and to Cape Can
averal on the east coast. Commaader, Briga
dier General J. M. Branna.
Thb Naval Fight. On our first' page, we
publish some extructs froaa the official reports
of the Naval flght at Hampton Road. The '
Merrimac suddenly turned out to be a floating ;
monster instead of a failure, as was stated a
short time since. The new and gallant little :
Monitor, however, proved to bo more than a j
match for the rebel monster; and, no doubt,"
the auspicious arrival of the Monitor saved,
the remainder of our fleet, In the Uoads, from
total annihilation. One cannot read the ac
count of the bravery of onr tars but with a
tbtiil of admiration. Those on board the i
Cumberland exposed themselves to the utmost, ':
kept the Stars and Stripes fiyityj amidst car
nageand horror, and fought until their noble
vessel went down. Such bravery as was ex
hibited by all engaged in the fight at Hampton
Roads has scarcely a parallel, and shows plain
1y what kind of metal our gallant navy is com
posed ot, and that the country can rely upon
it m her greatest need.
The Result in New Hampshire The Re
publicans of New Hampshire have now, for the
eighth time, carried their annual State elec
tions, and by the usnal majority. As far as
heard from.Gov. Berry has 8,700 plurality,
and 2,700 over atl, the third (Union) party
ticket polling only 1,000 votes. The remain
ing tow-as to he heard from will swell Berry's
plurality to at least 5,000, and bis majority to
3.S00 amply fulfilling the promiee of the
State Central Committee who proclaimed their
usual estimates last week, "Poor Fierce'
figured some ic this canvass, and the result
must le very gratifying to himi The enlist
ed soldiers of the State had no vote, but those
in.the Second regiment, on the Potomac, who
would have been entitled to vote had they
been at home, opened a poll in camp, last
week, and gave Berry 407 votes to 125 for all
others. The Domocrats certainly did not en
list in that regiment.
Thb President's Armt Orders. We pub
lish in to-day's paper several army which are,
perhaps, the most important that have been is
sued from Washington since the commence
ment of the rebellion, as they emanate direct
ly from the President. By reference to them
the reader will learn that the Grand Army of
the Nation has been divided into throe Depart
ments and which are under the immediate
command of the President the several De
partments being commanded respectively by
Major General M'Clellan, Major-General Fre
mont, and Major-Genenl Halleck, who are to
report directly to the War Department. The
publication of these orders places beyond dis
pute, the fact, that Mr. Lincoln exercises the
supreme functions of Commander-in-Chief.
No doubt, great and important results will
flow from this arrangement ot the army.
The Missocai Department Accounts. Mr.
Holt, one of the Commissioners, to settle the
accounts in the department of Missouri, noder
Gen. Fren ont'8 administration, has just ar
rived at Washington. They have completed
their work, and reported the aggregate a
mount of claims presented as about $10,000,
000. The awards made are below that figure.
The board found very little irregularity in the
accounts. In the main they were correct.
Mr. Van Wyck'a Investigating Committee is
said to have seen things in St. Louis rather
through the microscope.
No Compeosi3e From tho late Southern
news, we learn, that the rebel Congress at
Richmond, several days since, passed a reso
lution unanimously that it would "entertain
no peaco propositions excluding any portion
of the soil of any of tho Confederate States,"
and declaring "that the war be continued un
til the enemy be expelled entirely from tbe
Confederacy." Compromisers and peact men
will please take notice.
John Davis, the gunner's mate who covered
a powder magazine with his person at Eliza
beth City, risking his own life to save others,
has been made aaner Y .
IMPORTANT WAR NEWS.
THE PBESIDESI'S WAR BULLETIN.
Washitoton, March 12. The following or
ders by the President were published by au
thority in the -Intelligencer of this morning.
iheir importance and bearing are mauitest t
president's oenerxe war order no. 1.
Washington, Jan. 27, 1861. t
Ordered, That the twenty-second day of Feb
ruary, 1862, be tbe day for a general move
ment of the land and naval forces of the Uni
ted States against the insurgent forces : That
especially the army at and about Fortress
Monroe, the army ol the Potomac, the army of
Western Virginia, the army near Mumfords
vilie, Ky., the army and flotilla at Cairo, and a
naval force in the Gulf of Mexico be ready for
a movement on that day. That all other
forces, both land and naval, with their respec
tive commanders, obey existing orders for tho
time, and be ready to obey additional orders
when duly given. That the Heads of Depart
ments, especially the Secretaries of War and of
the Navy, with all their subordinates, and the
General in chief, with all other commanders
and subordinates of land and navat forces, will
severally be held to their strict and full re
sponsibilities, for the prompt execution of this
order. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
president's general war order, no. 2.
Washington March 8th,lS52.
Ordered, First, that the Major General cora-
manduig the army of the Potomac proceed
Forthwith to organize that part ot said armv
aesunea io enter upon active operations, in
cluding the reserve, but excluding the troops
to be left in the fortifications about Washing
ton, into four army corps, to be commanded
according to seniority of rank, as follows
f irst corps to consist of four divisions, and
to fee commanded by Major General J. Mc-
Second corps to consist of three divisions.
nd to be commanded by Brigadier General E.
Third corps to consist of three divisions.
and to be commanded by Brigadier General
o. I . ileintzleman.
Fourth corps to consist of three divisions.
and. to be commanded by Brigadier General
2d. That the divisions now commanded by
the offi r frm ormva occirvnrw) in fhu a r rti n-v mla
of corps shall be embraced in and form part of
ibeir respective corps.
od. The forces left for tbe defence of Wash
ington will be placed in command of Briga
dier General James Wadsworth, who shall al
so be military Governor of the District of
4th. That this order be executed with snch
protKptne83 aad dispatch as not to delay the
commencement ot tbe operations already di
rected to 1m undertaken by tbe army at tbe
6th. A fifth airoycorp8 to be commanded by
Mjjor General N. P. Banks, wlU be formed by
his own and General Shields, late General
Lander's division. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
PRESIDENT'S GENERAL WAR ORDER, NO. 3.
Executive Mansion, i
Washington, March 11, 18G2. I
Major General McClellan having personally
taken tbe field at the bead of the army of the
f otomac, nntil otherwise ordered, he is re
lieved irom the command of the other military
departments, tie retaining command of the de
partment of the Potomac.
Ordered further, that the departments row
Knoxvilli, Tennessee, be consolidated and
designated the department of the Mississippi,
and that until otherwise ordered Major Gen
eral Halleck hare command of said depart
Ordered aim, that the canntry west of the
department of tbe Potomac and east of the de
partment of tbe Mississippi, be a Military De
partment, ad -called tbe Mountain Depart
ment : that the same be commanded by Ma'or
General Fremont; that all the commanders of
Departments, after the reeeipt of this order by
the respectively, report severally t-o the
Secretary of War and that prompt, full and
frequent reports -will be expected of all and
each ot thena. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Sr. Locis, March 13 The Repv-llica jl.as
aavices iron) Albuquerque, JN ew Mexico. Feb.
23, which state that the Texan rebel troops
nave maae various Bigmacant movements in
the vicinity ot i'ort Craig. On the 18th,
they advanced a column of infantry, one
thousand strong, in line of battle, in front of
me ion, ana also moved a column of cavalry
eight hundred strong to the west of our de-
uuco, luejr nurnuceu wumn a mue and a-hair
ot the works and halting with the rebel flag
floating in the breeze, remained some time,
uu lueu commenceu a reirogaoe movement.
During the time of advance, Col. Canby pru-
l .u7. . j 1. .... .
ucunjr uoucooirmea me greater part ot bis
ion, ucu iuo eueuiy
i.uuiuiuu rcircanug, iuu me iniantry was
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ucreu awjur wuncau io cnarge the cavalry of
me enemy wim a squadron of dragoons and
mounted men, which they did io gallant stvle
Tho enemy retreating before them nntil they
arrived at a deep ravine. The Texan infantry,
in tbe meantime, advanced to the relief of the
cavalry, and a skirmish took place at the ra
Vine. Major Duncan late in the evening was
recauea.aud me xexans continued to fall back.
He reported that the Texans had a species of ar
tilery in a battery masked in the ravine but a
short distance below where the skirmish took
place. On the 19th and 20th tho Texans
crossed to the east bank of the Rio Grande in
order, it is supposed, to take possession ol the
heights opposite Fort Craig. Col.. Canby
crossed aud pursued them in force, when the
Texans on tbe heights fired some fifty cannon
shots without damage to our forces. Col.
Canby fired but two shots, deeming it impru-
?nnt ..TVV8 8mmUJnitlJ- n the morn-
ing ot the 21st two hundred Texan mules were
captured with the agon master. The Tex-
ans on the highlands are destitute of watr.
Colonel i,anby has the pass to the water
gu ? .k7' .l"Bry Dd a?tron8 fw,nd
all the other outlets are guarded. The Texans
mnst either flght desperately for water or sur-
render. The conflict between onr forces and
tho Texans, -w-hich lasted from nine o'clock,
a. m., on tbe until sundown ot the a
day, commenced between a portion of our
troops, under Colonel Roberts, and the enemy
across the Rio Grande, with varied success,
uniu one or two o'clock, when Colonel Hanhv
crossed the merin force, with a battery of
MX pieces under Captain M'Cray, of tho cav-
airy , but detailed in command of the battery,
and also a small battery of two howitzers,
uuuor MiBir re-peciive commanas oi uenerais no Kicbmond papers received here for a week.
Halleck and Hunter together with so much of and the eitizens were entirely ignorant of the
that under General Duel as lies west of a north thrilling eVents.tranepiiing wtthwi that period,
and south line, Indefinitely drawn, throueh .1
v.4n t At i a r- I
p .i.hf i "T iu' aa seven ot tne rebels, on leaving Bull Run, took tho
or eight pieces. The battle commenced byj Warrentown turnpike, leading towards Rich
the artillery, and the ikirmiahine soon beeam mnnrt. .Th r.i,.,i
general. Towards evening the enemv made a
charge on the howitzer battery, but were re- fired and destroyed the villiage. Moore's ex
pulsed with great loss. Capt. M'Cray V bat- tensive flouring mill, at me foot of Bull Run
tery was defended by Capt. Flumpton's com- Monntaln, and six miles from the stone bridge,
Sf6oT Pino:. "rrm.7Jt;ii"." F0rZ
T-xans ohrrA HrQi , V.V
Dicked men ahonttr hnnrfrpT.7
picKea men aooat six hundred strong. Thar
tit. 7.. V V --wu8cu
tteir csrbmos S clcse distance drew tbeir re-
Tolvera and reached the battery in a storm of men. Not more than thirty thousand have I an immense quantity of military Veres P
grape aud canister. TheNcwMexicans of Pinos occupied that section within tbe last two j Gen. Hamilton has"occuvitj t'i J V-aV.' t s
regiment were panic stricken and ingloriousiy
fled. Capt. Plympton and tho infantrr stood
their ground ana fought nobly till more than
one-half were numbered with tbe dead. With
bis artillery men cut down bis support separat
ed, killed, wounded or flying from the field,
Capt. MOray sat down calmly and quietly on
one of his guns, and, with revolver in hand re
fusing to fly or desert his post, he fought to
the last, and gloriously died like a hero, the
last man by his gun. The Texans suffered
terribly in "tho charge. Many of our own offi
cers distinguished themselves on this day
Major Donaidson who was the chief aid of Col
Canby, acted bravely, and was conspicuous iu
every pari oi . me name, ilia horse was
woanded iu several, places, but the Major was
net injured. Kit Carson is commander of a
regiment of volunteers, who were deployed as
skirmishers did good service during tbe action
and behaved wel . We have, however to
k i-w n , 7 ur r -"u lof.
who, like Captaiu M'Cray, uobly and bravely
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and gloriously died the death of patr ots.
:uujr uiuer uuiuera are wouuueu. UUr loss IS
. . , . . ,
about two hundred killed aud wounded j that
or the enemy is believed to no much greater.
The greatest confidence is reposed in Colonel
canby, and if tbe volunteers will do their
duty, the Texans will be driven ingloriousiy
irom me country.
Winchester, March 12. This celehrated
town is at length recovered for the Union.
The movement of our forces to Berry vllle and
a reconnoisance in this vicinity; completely
succeeded in driving tbe enemy, and mislead
ing them so that they did not know where to
expect an attack. The consequence was that
they commenced evacuating the place yester-
day afternoon. Gen. Hamilton meanwhile,
advanced from Bunker Hill the M ichigan
cavalry leading the way. Twelve hundred of
tbe enemy's cavalry gave battle, supported by
a section of artillery This was about five o'
clock yesterday afternoon. A batallion of the
First Maryland regiment reinforced ourcavat-
rjjuue oi our aeciions 01 artillery came op
and replied to tho enemy's guns. The light
was sooa over. 1 he enemy Bed, leaving their
guns, two in number, several horses, and
about thirty men killed and wounded. The
shells thrown among them bv our artillerv
were very destructive. Our whole loss was
Mr kiiibu ana niieenwounaea, all or the First
.iaij iouu. ub ii iiiisiiiug niBcuiiunaea an ihsi
night, the result being a few men wounded on
both sides, but none killed on ours. At day
break to-day our column was agaiu in motion,
ana advanced upon tho town in time to see
the rear guard of the rebels retire forever.
Large stores of ammunition, provision and
many horses have fallen into our hands, and
the Union flag fl ies triumphantly over Win-
Chester. The people generally are intensely
delighted at our presence, and hail it as a har
binger of peace and future prosperity The
regiments, as they pass, aro cheered and
greeted from the houses, and are responded
to by the hcer and men. The other column
of General Bank's division, which approached
by tle Berryville route, have not vet arrived.
Not a gun has been fired. Yesterday the rebels
arrested eighty of the most prominent Union
ists, and sent them to Kicbmond. It is repre
sented by the resident friends of the Union
that at e88t two-thirds of the population of
tine t-owa and ewnty are loyal to the Govern
ment, hut have been compelled to succumb to
the secession pressure so far as the expression
ot opinions was concerned. There had been
ing'8 brigade, several field batteries and -800 of
Col. Ashbv 'a cavalry, about 4,000 in all: thev
commenced the evacuation about sunset last
night, the cavalry were tke last to leave, and
departed just before we e-rtered the tawn. -It
is represented that there is a Iar?e rebel force
at atrauaburg, and that they intend to make a
stand there. Owing to the state of affairs at
Manas-a, it is be level that Jackson will
make his way dp tho Shmnlojh Valley to the
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irgiHiaeiiiraiftanroaa, ana mence toli ch-
mnd Pr,.m:nr i...
7h 7 ; ":: " :l"u .y V.
T "J.: .: Bl
unioa.wueUa nave lorusea it lo a great
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Sr. Louis, March 13. The recent battle of
Fea Ridge, Arkansas, waa one of the hardest
lOKgoi auu most uesperaieiy contested battles
r u . i , ..
oi uie present war. i.aier accounts of the en-
S"6C1UCU' oimc 10 aoiicipaiion oi an at-
f J rt ir am -k w l. . a : I .
ij ouuiu, ucii. iuni3 oraerea me
trains down upon the North "side, but, unex-
pectedly the attack was commenced
lie rear, iNorth of our army, by 1,600 or
2,000 rebel cavalry. Gen. Sigel, with 890
proieciea me train lor several hours,
alternately retreating and stopping to hold
the rebels in check, while tbe teams nushed
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oacs.wara io me main Doay or the armr, while
thus engaged, Sigel was three times surround-
ea, um car, jii way mrougn each time. Tbe
u6uu"t " u.uimiy ss aoue oy
oigci m mis way. uii r riaay ine engagement
www w hvov-iai. auu vvui i u ucu su LfiifxifcTTiiiiir. i
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e omcers oenaving with much gallantry,
ne most exposed position was occupied by
voi. a uiTioion, aim me greatest loss was
suffered by them. Ben. McCullougn and
nree omer uenerais were killed, Kives dan-
gerousiy wouua-d, and Major lien. Sterling
i . . . . - i -
x rice, siigiiiiy wounaed. i nirteen pieces of
artillery were captured by. our men, among
mem one ioei oy oigei at Wilson's Creek.
Our loss is estimated S00 or 1,000 killed and
wounded. The rebel loss -is not known, but
supposed to be from 2,000 to 3,000. A large
number of rebel pri-oners were taken, proba
bly 1,500 or more; they were constantly I eing
brought in. Two thousand Indians were on-
gaged in tho battle; 18 of our killed were
scalped by them. Gen. Frice, with about
10,000 men, retreated northward, and then
ai easterly direction. Gen. Jeff. C.
Davis is after him.
Wamwgtom, March 12Accounts received
from Manassas, state tint nothing of much
value to our army was found at That pi .ee.
ti. .um ,h; ,j
and worn out, and had evidendly been fro-
pressed into the service. Contrahands from
the surrounding counties came in and helped
themselves to whatever clothing they could
find, and also to commissary stores, such as
flour, bread, meat and cooking utensils, which
c.ertained from ttrionnr. .i..r
namely: Capt. Woods and four privates, of
the Louisiana Tlners, at the first station on
Manassas, that a company of that corps had
just retired as our forces advanced into Ma-
nassas. The works deserted by the enern
not occupied by our troops. A large nu
thramrh fJalnnviiin .ir n,;i- t..ii
T7, " jT. . " id
. aesiroyed yesterday morning. It
annnosed. from whf .nnM .1 a
cowia contain, mai me reoei troops at Manas-
sas did aot at taytita. exceed sixty tiouswd
EBICSSON'S IE0JI BATTEBY, "MOHITOB
The buttery externally presents to the fire
of the enemy's guns a hull rising about eigh
teen inches above the water, and a sort of
Martello tower, twenty feet in diameter, and
ten feet high. Thesmoke-stack during action
is lowered into the hold, it being made with
telescopic slides. The hull is sharp at both
eu(1 bow projectng aml conf,ng to a
poini at an angle of eighty degrees to the ver-
tide line. It is flat-bottomed, six and a half
feet jn depth, one huodred an'd twenty-four
feet long, thirty-four feet wide at the top, and
i. ,..;. . .. tK i '
ISC UUIIk V llCtlb lUlVt-UICUlU 1 1J L LI I L U il . 1 i "
other, or upper hull, rests on this with perpen
dicular sides and sharp ends, five feet high,
forty feet four Inches wide, one hundred and
seventy-four feet long, extending over the
sides of the lower hall three feet seven inches,
and over each end twenty-five feet, thus serv
ing as a protection to the propellur, rudder,
and anchor, Tbe sides of the tt pper hull are
composed of an Inner guard of iron, a wall of
white oak thirty inches thick, covered with
an iron armor six inches thick.
When in readiness for action, the lower hull
is totally immersed, and the upper one la sunk
,etJt " inches, leaving enly le inches above
water. Hit interior is open to the bottom
llce a 'oop, the deck which is b'.mb prool
coming flush with the top of the upper hull,
railing or bulwark ot any kind appears
above the deck, and the- only things exposed
are the turret orcltidel, the wheel house; and
ih box crowning the smoke-stack. The in
clination ot the lower hull is such that a bM
to strike it in any part must pass through at
least 25 feet of water, aud lhn strike an in
clined lion surface at an- angle of about 10 de
grees. In the event of the enemy boarding
the battery they can do no harm, as the nly
entrance is at the top of the citidel, which
Cannot easily be scaled, and even then only
one man at a time can defend into the hull.
This terret is a revolving, bomb proof fort
and mounts two 11-Inch guns. .It is protected
by eight thicknesses ot inch iron, overlapping
so that at no one spot is there more than
one inch thickness of joint. A shell-proof
flat roof, cf perforated plate iron plac-d on
forged beams, inserted six inches down tin-
c Under, covers the top. The sliding hatch
in this covei is perforated to give light, and
for musketry fire in case the b.i.tery is board
ed. A 8pur-uheel 61 inches In diameter.
moved by a double cylinder eng ne, turns the
terret, guns and all, a rod connected with the
running gear of the engine enabling the gun
ner to control the aim. The guns move in
forged iron slides across the terret, the car
ciages being made to tit them accurately.
1 hese gunsiwere furnished with 400 wrought
iron shot bv the Novelty Works, each ball
weighing 184 pounds and costing $47. The
bans were made by forgiug square blocks of
iron, which were afterward1" turned in the
lathe. Cast iron shot would break against
such a vessal as the Merrimac, and these shot
were forged for the epecial purpose of smash
ing through her sides. Lieut. Wordon in-
tended, in case the Merrimac did not eome
out, to go into Norfolk harbor and lay his
vessel alongside of her there. She saved him
TZR EEBEL MOSSIER MEF.EIMAC.
Ti, M,;r,., n
. o "6'"' UTSl-CliSS
8teara l-op-or-war, and when the Government
oiheer and employees were oblieed to abun-
don the Norfolk Navy-Yard. she. with othnr
i "ui .caBcis aa seiiiiiea, ana leit to sink.
1 The Rebels raised her. nn.l ni. i, r-.r.
the dry dock, when ihev uronei-.d tr .r..
I ' r
vert tier into an iron-clad war vessel. They
covered her with an entire slantinir rnnr rf
raiiroaa iron, rnis aditional weizht nearlv
it l . . -
oroKe aown upon tno dry dock, and thev
found almost as much difficulty in launching
1 I f i - i . . . ...
uer as was iouna in launchiuji the Great 1,asI
ern. Owing two a mistake in calculation on
being launched sh.s was found to sink four
leet deeper than before, so as to take in water
So she was again taken out, being i-ged in
the oneration and nth.r-it-, J?. .. ...
the Southern newspapers pronounced 1 er a
failure, and it is more than probable tint with
. " .iioiucu Kiai
no opposition she would uever dare to to sea
one is pronaoiy a very good coating batferv
Above the water's edeo she is said to present
run nincr nitr n r r f r.r rii-r.A,i ...
O w-a x lailiuuu ii UII. Willi a
smoke stick rising a few feet above it. From
the accounts which we have, of the fizht her
rate oi speea is very moderate. She mounted
10 100 pound Armstrong guns, which aro re-
ported to have mashed through iron mail as
thick as that of the Warrior and Black I rince,
but which do not appear
to have made any
impression on the Monitor
St. Lons, March 13. Official: Our tr-
tilleryand cavalry yesterday attacked the ene
my's works, one and a half miles west of Fari,
Tennessee. The enemy were driven out with
a loss of ono hundred killed, wounded and
prisoners. Our loss is Capt. Bullia, of the
artillery, and four men killed and five wound
ed. A cavalry force, sent out from Leliumi,
Missouri, attacked one of Price's guerilla par
lies Killing inirteen, wounding Ave and cap
turing twenty prisoners, among them Brig.
Washington, March 13. It appears that
Ceutrevilie was evacuated by the rebels some
time before intelligence of the event was re
ceived here. A civilli.m from Massachusetts
went out as far as Centreville on Sunday,
found the place deserted, hoisted a rag on the
earthworks, for want of a fl.ig, and came back
totell treu. McCleiim that he had taken pos
session. I his fact was hroueht out resterdav
in evidence taken by the Congressional Com
mittee on the Conduct ot tho War.
Cairo, March 14. The rebels evacuated New
Madrid last night, leaving a quantity of enns
and stores which they wero unable to carry
away, isome fighting took place ytsterdiy
between their gunboats and our seigo batter
ies, in which we lost twenty killed and wonnd-
ed. A shot from one of their guns dismount
ed one of our 24 pounders, killing four or five.
Capt. Carr of the lOlh Illinois was killed on
Wednesday night, while placing pickets. The
loss of the eneniv is not known, as they car
ried off their dad and wounded. Tliey were
supposed to number 6,000 men. Island No.
10 is reported evacuated. The official dis
to the Secretly of Warsays: After
aeTerai nay. usirmisning, ana a numhr of
attempts .f the enemy's gunboats to dulodge
o... t,, .?
evacvated his fort and entrench-
ments at w Madrid, leavlce atl fcla artil'err
fio'.i bute. ies, tv.i; waE-3.f n!eif Jc. J-f
iub iasi stronghold ot t. .... t. .,
State, and no rebel Sag 1, Ii0v au-'i fu V''
souri. J g lu -5-
WiscnrsTEH, Va. March 14th. I h'j .
noon, while twenty-six ol our tava'-r w -V"
foraging on the Stm:isburg road, lUreo
distant, they came upon a large turn hi
evidence of having recently U-vn -.cc;:t ' .5
Abby's Black Horse men. Wl.ilu ti.o
irut-j 1 ... ; ...... . t . . 1
the latter ume ne.tr arid threw oat Uvj i
pantes as skirmishers. Our mea covered ;
departure of their teama, and prepared : j
sist an attack, which was tln-Kv co:a:i:B:,.-i.V
At length six men of the Wlvcousin ie-; -; -
cume up, and. with thi-ir rifles ktlle luVi.!
the enemy. One of our cavalry d:is.v:;i o- ".'
the enemy, amid a shower buiieta. ai.J
ed one rebel with a pistol. Tl.e vi.t -.r.-,-no
effort at a charge, but gradi'.dUy n .;a"'zT
as our men fell back to the town, in
der and unharmed.
On the 3d instant, bv U. Portor, , , j
cob Mooee aa-1 Mary Slemmer, both oi't.
On the 13th instntit. by J
Esq., Mr. Peter Owens, of Pike :'r, M
Sarah R. Cat3cart, ff Knox :;
in Br-gg tovris.'y. '
uipmrriti, MARGARET i. . ilr. V.Z .T '.
Mary Blesh, uged 2 ye-us. 2 im -.Av.i .;,.j 1 :
Oh 1 may v.c n pare-its. try to ni. i ;
s.vect little one where parting s.-. ;. u-:. ,
But why do we mourn. dMr M
Since death lu ua-c- i gtin.
For though w yet d.j l;r1(c;o: I. erf.
Thou bait left a wo; id cl p;.:a.
And there, in tfiit t rl,-r.t, r.apvr j.on.- .
Thy surn.'WH nil nre uVr,
No Rickrif.s there .s:: i-ve.- ccr.-.c.
For angtfi sia no more.
Though tr.uch we loved thee 1 ert.
And fiiu vvonli hive tht-o iii4v..
Wo would not c ill the I .c; ?ni-..
To Mitl'T atid t ilia. j t
Ait vert i sr mci. ttsrl til' 'a.'gf ?-, r p r o .. i i ?' j
sty I r will be ch a rgcU do t tile, price fu r .;j ct o r:-r:
Toinsaroa'.taatioa. lie C Abii m
ny notices, s foli-jws- All CVu j--.a w Za
Strays, ol; Auditors' ao:l:e. Cl,' C; A-la'a .
rraiors a,sa i.xajit:ra uiucn, ii. .
all otlier trariiiant liotita a- tii
J 1 M E! LI M 1. 1 !-.F..n-. I.
1-i Lr.n is. Tie sub.riU.- kou;
tiirmeia of C'earSeli cjai.tf, t'..ir IckPf
staatiy on tt the Ki"& tt 1'
any quantuy a: -.Le termite oi Ilo i'vro--Philiu.'bur
March 1J. ljj.
vyniTTE.vs uoli.Ha s.Lvr.....;:
? V Grc.it I'rosrrf' .7 . i' lit .; ' -;A- lit y -
An article that pr-j3tc's & ir-.iM.-.i vj :h n,,-:
to prod u 29 in any remedy yet iuveutel, ar. f iv. ;!
for the painless and rupVl" euro cf pitfai:.':;.
flnmatory calamities, or tii-easei It ii to.i :n:
I'aidful .-"weiiiugs, Sore. L icr, l;nrr.s. '
Rheumatism. Sore throat.. Kruig-i. 'p:Hii.s. -lj-.
Tumors. Trygipelft-). Warts, rijre eves.
Chapped Lauds, I'russed ft-ft. ec , ec" U:.-t r.
trial. Price 2'j cents a box. For '. Iv.i.V.
j 63, iu Woodward tevna:. It; j.Mircj l.'l
BIBLE SOCIETY.! he aLnireiiarv o!
tha Clearfield Coutty bible- rjocUty, wiil b
held in tbe court houBi on V"o JlhiJ ay" rn,'n y
March 19. 1SJ2. !bc election cf vftJvn l jr V:.
ensuing year will be held at tli e:n. ti;ae f .
order of the President. U V, . IlIfl.KM. .c j'v
""ANTED. A 1 U i u -J o : c r 1 1 a w ! i 1 I e : -.' -n
in payment of ile'.s lae tu. f -r w? An
highest uartei priori t it, 1 ' v l n .
Dec. II, 1SG1.
ri"iVE.TY-FIVE i!r.iff.I Ar,
X OP LAND AT Pi-.IVA r SALL
t the moutU of the MosUam.on.
jjivjicjy, ou icM'juioin ieri.i!. inq
AUcttihv a.t Law C.earS-'i i V
CAUTION.-.. All persocs au- Lertl-y c-.ut:.5-ed
against purchasing or rieu.liir. wita 'Lt
followicg property, to wit : clJ cittk b'.v n.j;-.
oue darK bay horse, one 2-year o!l l-o!'.. tni c:.
wagon, now in the posae'sion of Pufr t5.:i:::.,-";
as the same beloutr to me and have cr.!v I "
with him on loanT A N DKV ITNl' St
Feb. 19 iSu2-3 tp.
G e n 1 1 c in c ns H h a v. !
Tinware, at UrREcri ENTE3 Low P.at::s
Coal-Oil Lamps, Chcapor Than
Ea?ou, Rye. Corn, and c'h'r raia, hivr-..-.
able priced for cai.i. nt
March 5. 1St!2. R. MOc-OP -
IQftO LVltt & LA.NDLLf., UwM
lOWC Fourth A- Arch 8 treeis. i-'uila- 1 1. 1 1 ,
deiphia, are now ofTering their muni a-gci tn-.t.t '
Dry (Joo'ls.aJaptei to Sprii.p sal.s. -Press
Silk, fashionftl-lii Sprir thaw!. cl-' -8ortment
of Press Uoods. Spring" f'rir.ts. VeL --'?-"
and Uinghacas. Maslics nr.i Linen cf first oc
Cloths, Cassimpres and Vc-stirga. Table Lic-r-TowMngs
and Napkins. U HlacU SiikK. t.
low regular pric-iv March 12. ': ci.
Tust received at the "Corner S:o.-e." Cu: -'
viile. a new Red sf-asor.ab'o zk of -which
will be sold upon r:.saia'!' tpmt'.
V.'M. Ii n
Clover aci timothy seed of g-H qui f .
sale low, by VVM. li.VIN
Grain of all kin-is. bacon f.,r ji'e
the ' corner store" b- M Ir.vr:-
One new two-hor2o -Kajr-:; for 3 , 1 .
Curweuevii'.ft. cf V, :i II
One pair of good he.ivy otsv; for ? i 1
March I2. G2. VM It
AIHS !! CIIAIKS ciiAins "
A0W 13 THB T2KS TO BUY li '.'
Tho undersigrcd has con c:i hanJ. ct h.i It"-.-ture
Rooms oa Market St.. Cle arEcl l. P;i 3 i-.--'
distance west of Liu's fouudry. a iurps i:o:l of
chairs or all'kisds,
raanofactared cut of the lest ci?.'-.iria's f -i.-hef
in a very superior mnoctr, una vihuh te v.. I a'
LOW FOR CASH, lii- Unjr experience in tie s
sinesd make? biui feel colS jeo; itat hif cb- rs ..--
111 nde iu a ea'istaritial anJ wo-kmii.!ike n:nrr
and will st-icd tb test of ti iai I't-ra- t-
to purchaee chair houl;i call hi c:e K'C
them while they can be ha-J a: th; law r .u.--Feb
27. 1801. JOHN T.'.vUTM-
SALE OF ri;l estati: of crA
FOriEK. Notice is hereby piven. thi
virtue of an order of the Orphan's Court 01 Cif ar
field county. Pa., granted .it J.irusry ie-ui. -1
JaG2, the ua'derained will eiwo u a'e- t'- P-s;
lie vendue or outcry, at Grahamion. in Br
township, county afores.iJ. ou Saturiny. '" '
day of March, A. 1 1352. at 2 o'clock, i'. ;'z
Keal Estalo of Car Potter, la'e of V:
township, deceajei, beicjf tbe rr.e Trt"'
where said Potter was liviiig at tbe time"-'
death, ccutalsir.? abaut sixty aires rc Jre or .
bounded by Iftrsda of JJarner oa tie Nor;-v ej
lands of Jatae Jrahara cn the Vn'tst, ar.i
of John Porter oa tae Eat and South. tr-J:
one third down la c:ab at tie time of ?-
ballanoe in two eaunl acaual payaiecu
m the time of sale. M be seccre-i cj 0 "
- j and morteaee upon the nremm-s
i February Sib. I?-'-