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SATURDAY, JAR. 10TH, 1863.
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livia.-ONR Asp I.lllUmnwila,"
LATEST NY WS--8 If TELEGRAPH.
The telegraph on Thursday afternoon
brought a dispatch from Gen. Pember
ton, the rebel commander at Vicksburg,
to Jeff Davis's Secretary of War, claiming
that the Union forces at that city had
The rebels contend that they retreated
from Murfreesboro in good order, and
say they have captured 4,0‘10 prisoners,
1,000 stand of arms and 24 cannon from
Rumors ire again circulated of a change
in the command of the Army of the Poto
mac. It is said that Burnside has resign
ed, and le. .n succeeded by Hooker
711 E SOLEMN MIDGE
"I have no purpose, directly or mil:weedy,
to interfere with the institution of slavery
where it exiles. 1 believe I hays no law
ful RIGHT to do so, and I would not wish
to do so if I had."—Lincobt's hurugurel 44-
kw, 3fir, h 4gi, 1881.
TOIL eNKSIDOVIS VIOLATION
"And by virtue of the power and for the
purpose aforesaid, I clo order and declare
that all persons held as slaves within the
designated States and parts of said States,
are and henceforth shall be free ; and that
the Executive Government of the United
States, including the military and naval
authorities thereof, will recognize and
maintain the freedom of said persons."—
Extra.; C-om ;it Kmaivipaiton Proclamation of
Jan. 1, 1,;•1',..1
THE PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION.
The Financipation Proclamation was
issued, according to promise, punctually
on the Ist dad• of January. It declares
freedom to the slaves (so far as th• Preai
dent's power is concerned,) in all the
Southern States, with the exception of
Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Missou
ri, Delaware, and parts of Louisiana and
Virginia. Our views upon this document
are so well known that we need not re•
peat them now. It is sufficient to say
that from the very first day on which the
measure was advocated, we have opposed
it as unconstitutional, impolitic and con
trary to the rules of civilized warfare, and
we do not now mee any cause for chang
ing our mini. It will certainly add to
the divisions in the North and the Border
States, while it will the more thoroughly
unite the South in its determination nev
er to return to the Union. The war has
now become to the latter a question of
property as well as of opinion, and any
one who doubts what the effect will be
upon them, hai only to consider what
would be his own conduct under the same
THE PAPER MONOPOLY
We• think it is about time for the pub
lishers of the coun try to °ambience some
movement for the purpose of breaking
down the enormous speculation in paper,
which is now obliging them to pay twice
and three times as much for that article
as they did a few months ago. ♦t present
rates paper manufacturers and dealers are
coining vast sums of money, while the
publishers are every day becoming poorer.
The first effort should be directed towards
taking off the high tariff on foreign paper,
which is now imposed by our revenue laws,
and allowing European manufacturers to
come into competition with our own deal
ers, who have shown themselves by their
late course to be unworthy of protection
any longer. This measure could easily be
carried, if each editor who has any influ
ence with a member of Congress would
ezert it, and ~ ve would suggest to our
. they attend to the matter
at once. Another valuable project would
be a convention of the newspaper men,
and an agreement among themselves not
to purchase any mote paper unless it is
furnished at a reasonable rate. If this
plan was generally adopted, it would soon
bring the manufacturers to terms.
The newspaper publishers have the Slit
jeot in thee• own hands, if they choose to
manage it. If they would but exhibit
one-half the zeal iu sustaining their own
interests, that they usually do in assailing
and endeavoring to injure one another,
they might soon inaugurate a state of af
fairs that would compel the greedy paper
monopolists to curse the day they ever
undertook to fatten their own pockets at
the expense of the entire community.
IRRUPTION OF NEGRORS.
The Jutuiial of Commerce, a paper whose
reliability and candor are as well establish
ad even as those of the famous old Nation
al InulligeneeT, is informed that "the dens
of poverty and misery in New York and
other northern cities are about to be rein_
forced by a large number of contrabands.
The military authorities are about to call
upon the benevolent in the North to pro-
cure homes and employment for the large
surplus of unfortunate negroes now on the
hands of the government. In its kindness,
the Government will try to employ the
men in good health, but ., the women, and
children must be sent North. That's the
way to do it, of course, and by the time
the four millions have been started on
their way to earthly glory, what a beauti
ful time we shall have in the Northern
TUB STATE OF WEST VliOl?tL&.
August, IS6I, Attorney General
R rem r ia in a letter to the Hon. A. F.
formation it an opinion adverse to the
e mi ts. He calls t fikew State of West Vir
independent act of revolts an "original,
fiat "any attompt to carry it OUP' rid
a plain breach of btnh th e co „ titut fa it e i
Virginia and the na si,,„ since
tiN admitting the new has P assed
both Houses of Congress, and bee.... ; , ned
by the President ! 'Now, then, either AL..
raireol.res legal adviser was wrong in 1861,
or else both the President and Congrom
We been guilty of—to use Mr. Baia
own Language—"a plain breach of both
Ike Constitutions of Virginia and the na
TEN N. Y. Jourtsal of Coeuxerce argon,
that, "if we amend the 0012StitUti012 to ex
clude all slavery, the lame spirit, in the
end. will put down one Religion, and put
up another, say, the Roman Catholic, up
R down. The *irk of the Co
Illimprongsts not conquest."
GOY. BITIMIXIIICIVISINAVIACHAL ADDitlf.Sts.
The Inauguration of Gov. Seymour took
place at Albany, on the Ist of January,
according to the provisions of the Cs:insti
tution of New York. The Governor di , l
not deliver an elaborate Inaugural Ad•
d ress , as is usual on suck occasions., b u t
the few remarks that he made have 11,-
ring of the true metal. The follovrius
his entire speech, with the exception 01
the half-dozen or so of sentences of a
Donal character, addressed to L. .
Morgan, in response to some of a ecru
mentary nature maderby the latter
FELLOW CITIZINS—In your prelon,'e
have solemnly sworn to support the roil
stitution of the United States with all it'
grants, restrictions and guarantees, and I
shall support it.
4-have also sworn to support auotta..z
Constitution—the Constitution of the Stale
of New York with all its powers and ri,!lit4
I shall uphold it. I have sworn faith
fully to perform the duties of the ottice of
Governor of this State, and with your mu
they shall be faithfully performed. The-t:
constitutions and laws are meant for the
guidance of official conduct and for your
protection and welfare.
The first law I find recorded for my 01,-
servance is that which declares "a shall
be the duty of the Governor to maintain
and defend the sovereignty and juri
Lim of the State." And the moat mar •
ed injunction of the Constitution to Iho
Executive is that he "shall take care that
the laws are faithfully executed."
These Constitutions do pot conflict the
line of separation, between the respon.l
- and obligations which each irn prig(' q
is well defined. They do not embarrass
us in the performance of our duties as
citizens or officials.
I shall not on this occasion dwell upon
the condition of our country. The power
and the Position of our own state has been
happily alluded to by my predeceaaor
My views upon this subject will be Lod
before you in a sew days in my message Lu
This occasion, fellow citizens, wlr6n offi
cial power is so courteously transferred
from the hands of one political oreanipt
tion to those of another holding opposite
sentiments upon public affitirs, Is CPA
only a striking exemplification of Coe
spirit of our institutions, but highly hon
orable to the minority party. Had (Air
I misguided fellow citizens of the South
acted as the minority of the citizens of
our own State (—a minority but little in
ferior to the majority,) are now acting iii
this surrender of power, the nation wmil,l
not now be involved in civil war.
While fully aware that I shall have hut
little control of public affairs, in the posi
tion to which I have been called, and c4n
not do much to shape events, I yet ven
ture to trust that before the end of in
term of servioe, the country will be groat
glorious and united as it once was ; snit in
oonclusion, I now offer to Almighty God
my fervent prayer unit the clouds which
overhang us may be scattered, and that
the close of my official term may find o ur
people united in peace and fraternal affec
tion, and the Union restored to what it
was while we listened to the advice of our
Fellow citizens — l thank you for this
kind reception—l thank those who differ
with me politically, fbr their presence
here and participation in this scene—fur it
affords emphatic testimony to the regard
for constitutional obligations yet felt )
the people of this great State.
"Wity asp roe.
WORE FOILEICIP/ TIIST/DIOPIT IV if t VoH
The National Intelsgatecr has been pui.
fishing &series of extracts from the Cologne
(Germany) Gazette,descriptive of the e%Put s
on the Peninsula, last summer. The wn
ter is a Prussian officer of high s tan , ltng,
who served in the rebel army during the
important events of that period. Ili. le
seriptive powers are very fine, an,l lte
writes in a vein that proves him to l,e ful
ly acquainted with his subjects After
speaking of the desperate posit.c,t) -- "al
which the rebels thought they hau
Clellan, during the seven days' bat tle , ,-Tlre
oertainty they felt of the total dean no
of his army, and the consequent impetu-
osity with which the rebel soldiers tubbed
to the attackion each occasion, the felt hor
closes with the following tribute to the
man, who alone of all our generals, could
have led his army through such dangers
with safety •
'We are compelled to express our high,
est esteem of Gen. McClellan's military
qualities. There are few if any Generals in
the Union army that, can compete with
him. Deserted in the most desperate sit
uation by his companion in arms, General
McDowell, left to his fate by the Secretary
of War,'Stanton, at Washington, offered
up eis a etwifioe to destiny by political jeal
-easy, WI off from his basis of retreat, he
selected a new ha* of safety of which nu
one had dreamed. He defended every
foot of ground with courage and talent,
and his last stand at Malvern Hill, as welt
as his system of defences and his strati
gic combinations displayed high military.
ability. His line of retreat cut off, he re
solved to choose a base of operations uC
which no one had thou/ht. Every foot of
spotted he defended with courage and
skill. His %sat position at Malvern Hill
proved his mi li tary talent, as did his de
fence and he combination& gut hi s
troops were too much demoram.....i by the
seven days' fi ghting, and had lost mei.
composure, whilst some generals could
not understand the ideas of their com
mander, and supported him badly or not
at, all. At Harrison's Landing, where the
James river forms a curve, he collected
the shattered frag ments of his army under
the guns of the fleet. We ourselves had
no army any more to prevent him from
THE gIIVIICT OF Mg PROCLAMATION.
The emancipation policy of the patent
philanthropists at the head of the Gov
ernment has, we perceive, produced one
terrible effect, for which, whether they an
ticipated it or not, they must be held ac
countable. The rebels, to counteract any
disadvantage to them which the procla
mation might work, have adopted the
plan of utootiv all contraband: captured
from our army. They are determined
that they shall not live to poialln the minus
of the still loyal slaves and instigatebloody
insurrections. The freedom which Lin
coln Wren to the nagro is the freedom of
death ; and when the poor, deluded crea
tures celebrated the Ist of January, they
unwittingly celebrated the inauguration of
their own exteraiination.—Hairisofnay Pa.
tart of the s '"4 circulation in the lower
*itater n the Legiakturis to
ins of aRaw lOQei 1 OQei •••11 for the hold
to woosider and elre ven L a°l3 - cittefitatee,
meigieation and reunion_
- MP of
dimwit and heal the politialreet the
which now divide and are rapidly ruiftfik .
cur Country." As Raisin be enpected
they are rishonhell heeelY higheteree from
numbers of eamrtim
Tag Prookiant b aeloatod• Judgw,Up
ofraos. at ladies" am Bitoutury at tie is.
Wain. is pies ot Has. Oatob
appointed jade of the Num sou Court.
41. e4O , rAllirsre , •f• • ' •
Imi e N ew York Tribune of Saturday
last, iLr t„il••winz curiou.. remark., e9p
elder rig ,•n prbitraann:--
1 0 I' It,•ernmelit notodoindy f**. r
(i) f r ., tu rar l iAt e r.
kilt, tied, lur .• z apple- owe
ijo tetl.le. if If I •MI - AL
I:lt Liz U.../ iur
TVt• .hould urge that the pmTlo-i•
thou met !rautclv and corcitall.
Whaivt-r its result, we eltoubi regard
1 .1 .t,•I it..•lf as an ant ut gosinine
• 14. 1 4411 p Laaent,_ca4.,..able
'tAnn.tr aria - wen - ld itr=e
nu: gm% ell Atottith-Aaccept itetttLep
pe .1 ,t N t evareit to prove that 'the
un.!1...: 'ziatee tax geosrap_hioal
aril ' crocPszity—that 11115 :North
c r...—ibts he @Whig to aultjugste
t .., .1. seeing that the ttolvesartent
ktr w tuts& which bee genandly
.1 wed Ow -%%iLy of the South—wad that
, ii,o.ll;ng but slavery, sea.' the
nnel overthmw of the ?mum-
I" tit Hertibbc Only seem* a c apable
owolul tribunal, and we should be
11, Itlig without tau to its a:bi-
anoLliti A tiu_litlou paper, &smuts Lu the
pruputt tl .►1 the I.rtiotote, oust astyst ; -
other indiesuons are manifest that
.oruething the shape of interference or
inedi,;l , ,ii i, ,ion to take place. The
En;l1-h, the Prench, and other govern
meniq, tire eending large fleets to the
West Indies. and it is confidently stated
venue circles is Washington that propc
the nature of mediation will be
ra,ilo I.nui.4 Napoleon, January Ist,
and ill ,t the. French Minister has already
RIJOII 1 Win - UM/CMS from his master. All
t , i,s may be premature and unfounded;
we are doubtless approaching a crisis
in our national affairs.
.. We•tnay not be pleased with the com
plexion our public affair are assuming ;
still we know the utter ietty of resisting tAe
r. orabie brie fi events. It we cannot or
lisve not put down the rebellion, we Can-
Lot rain rt nations which suffer much by
our ,iatrry! to look on as disinterested
i"ri A.tranpe that there Abolition
(.%• in. lire afrai(l to let the people of the
1 c.:t,l settle their troubles for
The proper way to bring the
wopld be by the holding of
a NAtion.ll rovdution, to be composed of
neve nt tt Iv& Quin the various States
'el 1,) th.• and not appointed
I.) iLr ' t'lntiTS4.
111:T1M OE TH trlfral*LATlMUlrmmiM) V
CCU rims wasisatin.
ILe L..,:i-lature of this State met at
Tuesday, and ivu organized
WILD,. .111 ) difficulty. The Senate elect-
d (Jeu. V. Lawrence, of Washing
;o,,. a, speaker, and Geo,. W. Hammers
le) , Philadelphia, as Clerk ; and
th.i I I ous. , elected lion. John Cessna, of
flediord, speaker. and Col. Jacob Ziegler,
of Butler, Clerk. The officers chosen by
the senate ire all Republicans,while those
by the House are all Democrats.
loon alter the organization of the Legis
lfettirv. Gov. Curtin sent in his manual
wetk-agA, of which an abstract is given us
b 3 telegraph •
- The Message is almost exclusively de
yrueci to ••trite affairs. The Governor reo.
onimemis - compensation for those who
sudered by the rebel raids last fall, and
for the 3 monthu vottnateets. Pennsylva
nia has furnished more than 331:1,000 men
-irate the breaking out of the rebellion,
besides some 5(4000 who are in the service
or actually ready for it, as volunteer mili
tia, under the call of 11th Sept. last, ma
kiog in the aggregate more than ZO,OOO.
,ays steps should be forthwith com
menced to amend the Constitution so as
to give the right of suffrage to soldiers
who are absent from their homes. He
also the peaple of Pennsylvania feel
that on the k)reservation of the Union and
the suipression of this most causeless and
wicked rebellion, depends the honor and
furure %yellers of the Commonwealth.—
They will never tolerate schemes for de
-tr..) ins the Government of the Union, or
for f !ming' tt separate confederacy, or any
other schemes for creating confusion and
ruin, and aiding and comforting traitors
in arms against their country.
fhb state o. Penna. has furnished
more men I.r the defence of our institu
tibia., and In-t more by the casualties of
the war than any other State. Her peo
ple intend, by the blessing of God, this
rebellion shall be suppressed, and will not
be turned from their settled purpose by
the wil,2z of masked enemies, or the vac
illations of feeble minds.- On the contra
ry, they will, as is their right, insist that
aimpetencv, integrity, intellect, earnest
ness and vigor shall be employed in the
to preserve the Governm't
I rwunt.titt the unity of the country "
W H I ell IN CORItIiCT •
B)t h the ' y ew York W0r4.1 and the
Tribif liavo intelligence from Europe
that n neu- policy toward this Government
ahont t be adopted. The London °or
re -I - Indent of the World states with great
conf.J. , n,•o that the governments of Great
Br:tain and Rtusqin have reconsidered their
act:nn upon the proposition of the Emper
or Nal.oleon for a friendly "interposition"
in Amelle.in affairs, and that a simulta
neous communication to this effect had
been made train London and St. Peters
burg to the court of the Tulllerieg. The
announces editorially, upon info:-
matien reuei%ed from Paris, that the
French Minister of Foreign Affairs, have
urged upon the Emperor the policy of
"joining in a note to be signed also by
England and Russia, to the Confederate
authorities, taking ground that as the re
bellion had now contended nearly two
years without success; theojnterests of hu
manity and civilization reOireci them to
lay down their arms." It is said that
Napoleon took a favorable view of the
' policy indicated. lithe Tribute was not
such a famous liar, some gratification
might he felt over this information, but es
it is. we would advise our readers not to
place much reliance upon it until they
get further testimony on the subject.
It will be surprising if Foreign Govern
ments do not, in some form, interpose in
our affairs, before many months.
Tim best testimonial in Gen. McQ.v.,-
LLsis favor is the fact that while his ene
mies are nearly all persons in civil life,
who kr.ow nothing of military duties, the
army and its officers, almost without ex
ception, adore him. Suppose that *farmer
was on trial to test his skill in agriculture,
who woad be the most competent judge—
a brother farmer, or one who had never
learned the first principles of the business?
IN TUE speech of Mr. Wrung of By.,
the other day in Congress, be said : "that
had all his life been s'Whig and oppos
- to the Democratic party, but that now
Guru with that party, because they stood
tht v rebetaiKarely against ',cession sad
14all e 4 1 . 8 re9e 4- 4..mere deign:tined to
Lion.rt. to the Constitu-
The isiium of the Aka Lk.,
been impinged with a Auk orpt...
containing throe only, eseh
(Prom Um Look Sim We*ly Domoc.st
74m Cr. 8. 811NATOK.
The idea asfeintoad by - the Repnbl
pee,i4 that one Dianosatio member of the
Legislature can be bought to vote tiir
Republica= for U. & Senator, or in any
Ira\ to disorganize or de eathis own pat ty
hat election, we hope and belit•vp
absurdity. Legislative corrupt H.n lots i
much to do in producing the
plorable state of the country, And it inrn
are Permitted to rob the of the
• • es wrung from them, and to uai that
ill-gotten money to bribe tn,l eon um
their representatives, thei..l.i .1 , 1 , ...1.11
the operation of the ballot, itwi, 111),-rt,
public- gaiety, and all hour-t ti Ilitim 7 tra
lion and National affdit- ,ir • N,ll • n‘l
Corruption will then I u!, 1.11 , 1 4101
robbery, plunder and oppre. , +toi) 110(.,tni•
the order of the. day , I,` 110•
only power that Call pi aect lilt-Ur:A e,
from this terrible state of ,star,,, Anil thr
prompt punishment of the tfir•t cit toki
as well as he who profit. hv
is the only remedy - ' ' "
Another scheme is tu 1.,u ) Ea,/ of
Democratic rascals Itt lirre are Nuv I.
to absent themdeivea from the S,ratt••l,Al
election, to get break their
do anything else to he out of the way
Still a last tr•„tt im to tint gnme c. ioi.t
Democrat, who has no of io game,
of plunder and thieving, and elect hin, I,y
all the Republicans and one or twfil,,•rio
crats voting for him. In thi- ca,, too.
be rasealt would accomplish their en.l
‘Ve say to the Democrats of the lieu,.
you are not at.vveutelv crrarn tLat
H. Bccx.ALzw, i t • liso. W.
oonwaau, or some one equally worthy,
hen refuse to go into an election awl
.hus postpone it another year. I fitly o , e
month of actual service in the sen
ate woul.l be lost by such action, and
the people at the next election will fix all.
things right for the future. By every
means in your power let corruption and
villainy be defeated.
The Connecticut Legislature Wrong
Republican) appointed a committee a few
weeks since to 'visit the army and repoi t on
the condition of Connecticut sailers.
Hon. LYMaN W. Coe, chairman of the
Committee, a Republican, a gentleman of
high "character and respectability, has
written s very remarkable letter flop]
Falmouth, under date of Dec. 21, which
we find pub}ished in the If teri ury ,1 „ .,-
can of 20th Dec. This testimony to the
wishes—we may call them dernand--of
the army cannot be ignored, coming from
such a source as this. After .peaking of
the genersi oendifion of things, Mr. Cot
continues as follows
"You have no idea of the deprtemen there
is in the army at the result of this third at
tempt to go to Richmond. That it is a
cottipleSs failure no one can deny. The
causes of it may be an open quequon ; but
one thing is certain : that there will have
to be different management or we shall
not be a nation- much longer, and shall
have Jeff.. Davis to rule over us. I dare
not write what I think, to you, from what
I can gather in the limited time I have
had for observation and thought,—but
this is certain, that the President his .iot ti
stop ectiag as Conetatvulsr-in-Chief. a part of
his Cabinet be removed, and another man plated
at the head of the Army, politicians in and
out of Congress silenced, and mope than
all, the People take hold of the interests
of the country, stop carrying on the war for
selfish tads, .and also keep quiet and let
the army alone.
"I have found but one opinion in the
Army about the merits of Generals. The
army, abatis( to a man are tar McClellan,
and if you expect the army to conquer a
17you hive got to give them a choice.
171:s clear to them as the sunshine, and
that too with the best friends of Burnside.
who is much respected by all, that he has
not the capacity for the moving of an
army of this magnitude. (Signed)
"Yours truly, L. W. COE.'
From the Philadelphia Belletta, Reputl.,l.,
Fraud by Wholesale.
A slight inkling has been afforded of the
discoveries made by the Commissioners
appointed by the Government to inx esti
gate certain frauds committed by New
Yorkers upon the Government and the
soldiers. It is stated that the results of
the inquiry show that out of the "ix teen
hundred thousand dollars (I.oou,ooui
which have been paid out in New Yorl.
alone, from the special appropriation of
$20,000,000 made for recruiting, org tnii
ing and drilling of volunteers, itzady et,f
-*/ Ant been paid oisfraudideru i san.ru : ear
ly one thousand persons have been engag
ed in this fraudulent business, though all
are not criminally implicated. A number
acted as brokers, who swindled poor tier
mans and others who had claim, agale , t
the Government, taking advantage of
their ignorance of the English language
and of the regulations for the payment of
such claims, and charging them an exor
bitant commission.' The contractors for
the subsistence and lodging of volunteers
induced Germans who had subsisted troops
to sign bills in blank, and in some cued
men who had never subsisted any troop
signed bills which amounted to thousands
of dollars. Of course the contractors, their
makers and their runners pocketed the
proceeds. teserea cases signatures to bills
were counterfeited. IL is that
the full extent of this stupendous and
wholesale swindle will never be known.
The citizens engaged in it will probibly Ibe
tried by the civil courts, and the military
men by court-martial.
BOW TNT. SOLDIIRS FEEL Auor r I r.—A
oorrespondent of the Cincinnati Gin
writing from Burnside's army at Fal ruouth„
Va., thus happily hits off the love qur
soldiers have for their "AmericAn
citizens qi African dencril:"
" The nest is not liked in the army.
Officers who have negro servants in the
army find it occasionally troublesome to
protect them. Mr. Cuttee mounted on
his Mellidiell horse, must not put on any
airs as he trots along a column of march
ing troops, or he will find his head, hard
as it is, broken by a shower of stones. In
deed, he is not always spared, if he be ev
er so meek and lowly, and he must be
excle=ly careful how he rides on
A litiorsa firt.tr.—The people of Canada
are complaining of a glut of silver. As an
evidence of tbeptilow from the United
States to Canada,..a statement is made that
the National Tieprees Company have trans
ported to Ilontesal from Ist Jan. to Nov.
29, 1863, the amount of $2,008,306, and
exported $1,090,4:15, the imports represent
ing the silver and the exports the gold to
purchase it so fit -al in the quantity, that
It is styled a nuisance, and the Montreal
&mile recommexis as an abatement. that
it be taken for oily 95 cents to the dollar.
Altogether its believed n t less than
four millions of dollars in Amerie.an silver
have been received at 5f ,- mtrPal alone,
seriously curtailing the circulation of the
- - -
SRAM HIM vicar.—Dr. Edson B. olds,
of Oldb, has mused the arrest of Colonel
Matthias Miss, of Cleveland, who assisted
in hi mesa /*A last, Colonel Blies
itmlu r peen Sakesto r, Ohio, by the
at Fairfield county, to stand his
IMPOIMAIIIT TISITLIIOI4I It .
Great jiiittln in the West.
ritu ILIKBKLII FLY IN Off 111/112TIL
11 SA LISA RTIMB, Chtriantnire ON rs 4 }
Ct - m sail -MD, Jan . ,5, OW.
MASbr General H. W. HemascipAscieral
,ll elnet, Washington
Via have fought ens of Übe gvsMest bat
tle, 111 the war and are victarious. Our ea:
itre puo(•ess on the 3J.t ult., was proves:g
od I. ) a surprise of the right tank, but we
havo, nevertheless, beaten the enema attar
3 shrew clays' Tight. The fled with great
ru*espitation sight. The
-their columns of cavalry left this
nun:ling. Their loss has been very hecalry.
t,rnerals Rains and Hasson (rebels) are
k Generals Gludson, „Adams and
jig. t' iiiriLige (rebels) are wounded.
W. S. ROSA:OIANB, •
Major General Commanding.
rho L..aisville Journal has the follow-
ri as awful fighting on Wednesday
I,,,.riiing Roaecrans attacked and drove
!h. rebel, some •distanes with great car
n34.• The movemonts wart Bade •
cli.tigo,, upon hatteries and infantry mil.
urnsßose:: rand maned his batteries into
it park of nearly one hundred cannon, and
( T oned them upon the enemy's cadre.
Hie hitter tried to charge and take them,
-th II rebel slaughter se there took
1 .:,&e.c is unknown in history. They failed
And retreated. leaving the glorious Union
army mild feeler in poeseesion or the bat-
The three dap.' fighting already done
I- the 'cost awful to be conceived. Thou
,•,n.im of men are killed and desperately
woun.le•l The woods and roads are lined
with exhausted and cowardly stragglers
of both armies. The forces of each st the
outset were estimated at about seventy
thoubitud all told. Probably Bran had
ten thousand the most, consisting of ca
valry and conscripts. The Tennessee and
Kentucky troops fought like tigers. The
Union army were heroes almost to a man.
I have a list of over forty Union Generals,
Colonels, and Captains killed, and as
many more who are wounded.
The Richmond papers say that the re
bels destroyed two millions worth of pro
perty belonging to the Union army by an
attack on its rear on Tuesday night.
Our losses in all the engagements were
1,100 killed, about 6,000 wounded, and
several thousand prisoners. One-third of
the wounded will soon be able to resume
The Victories in the West
All conjecture in regard to the great
battle at Murfreesboro is happily set at
rest by the voluminous despatches, official
and otherwise, which have reached us
during the last few . days. Having made
herculean e ff orts to defeat Rosecrans, and
having failed, only gaining an advantage,
in one part of the field to loses more im
portant one in another part, the rebels
retreated with all their forces - on Sunday
morning. Our centre column was inune
cluttely pushed after them. The rebels
tell back to Tallahoma. The moat for
tot/4 apprehensions are relieved at this,
our , uccessful issue from thegreet contest.
Our loss in killed and wounded is various
ly estimated at from 5,000 to 10,000. In
one of the onsets the rebels made upon
our lines they were worsted so fearfully
that. their panic-stricken columns could
not be induced to rally, and continued
their retreat until they had placed a safe
distance between themselves and our
lie rebel newspapers contain informa
tion of a successful expedition of Union
troops from Kentucky into East Tennes
see. They are said to have passed through
Pound Gap and penetrated East Tennes
see a distance of ninety miles. They
burned a railroad bridge at Zolliooffer and
another at Watauga, nine miles beyond.
This is a most importitnt and well timed
achievement. The some of it is close to
the Southern border of Virginia. It oats
off railroad communication between Ten
nessee and Richmond, and prevents, for
some time, the transfer of troops from
Virginia to Bragg's army. The bridges
appear to have been destroyed about the
30th or 31st ult., as the fact is mentioned
in Lynchburg papers of the lit inst. This
was while the battle wilt raging near liur
IN IC:Wig OF THE VW EMIL.
-- The Judges of the Supreme Cour, of
onnecticut have decided that the law to
take the vote of soldiers is. unconstitu
By an arrival from New Orleans we
leian that General Banks has established
hiq headquarters 114 Baton Bongs, where
he had 10.000 men in camp.
Qesarsits.—An opinion prevails
at Washington tbat-the Army of the Po
tomac will soon go into winter quarters
either at Alexandria or Washington city.
EFFORTS FOR ♦ BANKRUPT Lstv.—The
pressure in favor of a Bankriapt Law it
creases daily, and its passage this session
RELIES TA t..--The Slate of 'Alto io rais
ing, by tax, about $506,000 for the relief of
the families of volunteers who are left in
e.t it ute cbiree Instances.
Gen. Grant telegraphs that Uen.
‘ieteateil the rebel Col. Forest at
snrlng llill and captured six pieces of
artillery and a large number of prisoners
4P iron-clad Monitor foAndered at
ge:l Tuesday night, when off Cape Hat
tera.q. She was proceeding southward, in
tow of the gunboat Rhode Island. Two
officers and thirty-eight awn, belonging to
both ve.tsels, were lost.
From Mexico we learn that 5,000
rench troops (part of the adranoeipaard)
have r o u ted 25,1'00 Mexicans nee: Pu•b4,
and taken that town, theses continuing
their march towards the city of Mexico, a
distance of ninety miles.
A correspondent of the Chicago
says that Governor Robinson, of
Kentucky., issued a circular letter to the
members of the Legislature, asking for
their views on the President's emancipa
tion proclamation, and the answers• receiv
ed indicate that fully two-thirds are in
favor of taking the State out of the Union
if the proelamation is enforced.
The particulars of Gesterasulli aag e.
victor ovcr the rebel Colonel De Forrest
near Lexington, Tenn., hare come to
hand. The engagement lasted all day.
The rebels fought with a loss of 1,400 kill
ed and wounded and 400 captured. Our
loss adds up to 800. Our spoils consist of
350 horses, 1,000 stand of erms and a bat
tery of six guns.
A Gammy Recoan.—Tfia statisticians are
figurine up the following losses in the var
ious engagements during the year :
Rebel killed, moil Medi priesees....loll.7o7
Caioa Med and wenwt__........._iskaa
Two nephews of Kogsuth. who have
been serving in the army of Italy for the
last two years, have just arrived in Nee
York, intending to caw their services
any capacity to the United States. The .
are sons of Madame Zulacski , demised a
year ago. A son of Madame Bastakal, an
other sister of the Ex-Governor, has also
entered our service.
The trial of Gen. RcHinstry, on ac
count of alleged frauds in army contracts,
draws its slow length along. The defence
occupies a large space in the 81. Louis pa.
parr. The Rep sib: says :-
-IA does not become us to express an
opinion on the case now before the Court,
and we refrain from it—but we cannot
help thinking that, if no gnaw frauds
had been practised in other cities , than in
St. Louis, so fax as they have beeli devel
oped by the various trtbonals specially M.
signed for this duty, the National Trees.
ury would be some heathy of Wiliam
of dollars Sober."
John Van Buren publishes a letter
from • highly initnotiel Democrat of the
South, proposing 'a menial] on condition
WI antasdamont Constitutiou ')
1111 penult the peacepOble secession of any
rafter thalstof Jostuary. 18tI9, or l
thialta the South will not (2 , ane
back ezoapt upon the . recogu.tion r.f ber
Tight togs out again it things don't work
to suit her at, future Presidential election,.
Pepe* John is not prepared, to appro% e
this oomproutioo. should think no.
The melanchfoly story is told of a
lioutonast in the battle of Frederick , burir.
whirr inr the advornie of his regiment, waft
struck by a ball which shattered at the
WOO time a leg and an arm Ile fell be
twins the hues of sharpshooters I,e I.ly,
there for a long time, sutfchn into:ersble
agooy, and at last, unible to enduie
104 pr, he drew, with his unsliattei.- , i
hand, his revolver, and •lelibtralPh
out his own brains
A dispatch tram lieu Llunt,
Van Buren, Ark , Dec. fir , iasy the I rhPl
have retreated t 4, Arkadelphri teal my
Kane bixty of their w0un414441 at 1 (1: t sm Li,
- .1 Phillips, el/..;,:ivent Jut., the Indian
territory with I,€-'tott-.' rocu 14u4 h iten ti,••
rebel loroso of (!‘)10 Coffee and `itanA al!
across the A.rkitavivti. river at Fort 4;
and deotroybd the rebel lon t;, anon- , .1t
Fort Davis. The entire coi re:4+ol4,km. 4it
GOlll. 11 ill 4.113 1 / 1 42 w,w captureAl at Van Bu
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are three ierterals whu o,tight to I.e Ituug -
A greet many poopir I,elke. L 4 r
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FOR THE HOLUM \
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French Merinos, all shades
116 FLEE MIDDLESEX SHAWLS
100 Fine and Medium Quality
CLOAKS ! CLOAKS !
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Medium and Low Pi iced
All the Newest Styles
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Hoods, Sontags, Nubms, Ladies
WORSTED ROSE &. GLOVES,
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Real Lace Collars
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WHOLESALE R 0 Elt k,
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