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Friday, January 2 - 6. 1865.
NO. 8? Park Row, New York, and 6
11 State lit.tiotton, are . our Agents for the Ham=
a Ikea() aide", and are: authorised to take Advertise
ate tad 3 übeeriptione for is et our lowiet tutu.
The retort on the Petersburg failure is
said to contain an admission by Gen. Grant
—which is certainly cbaracteristic—that he
was partly to blame in. allowing the choice
of the officer to lead the assault to be made
by lot. Whatever Grant may think of sol
diers chosen" by chance, he has seen the folly
of selecting officers in that way.
The United states Tax Commissioners for
the Stet° of South Carolina have laid out
tibtudtWo hundred acres of land on Port
Royal harbor into city lota for the new city
of Port Royal. The harbor of Port Royal,
as is wall known, is in every respect superior
to Charleston harbor, and the regenerated
State of South Carolina will, doubtless, wit
ness, among other changes, the transfer of
its chief commercial mart to this new locali
ty, thus leaving Charleston, that hot-bed of
secession, "out in the cold." The new city
already contains two good piers, several fine
stores and warehouses, an armory, machine
shop, and a naval hospital. The harbor has
eighteen feet of water at the lowest tido, be
ing four foot. more than the Charleston bar.
There is to be an auction sale of lots in thy
new city on the 16th of this month.
The Removal of Gen. Butler
WASIIINOTO'S, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1885.
President's Order No. 1, "series of 1865,"
as the order relievi'ng Ben. Butler has been
christened at the headquarters of the army
of tho Potomac, was probably written at
Fortress Monroe on the 7th of January, in
an interview between the Secretary of War
and General Grant, although_previously a
greed upon here. The Secretary arrived at
the Fortress late on the evening of the Gth
The order is understood here to have been
served on the Bth. The newspaper dispatch
written at General Grant's headquarters, an
nouncing General Butler's removal, is da
ted on the Bth. The news of this act was
brought here yesterday forenoon by an offi
cer direct from City Po nt, and corn
cated to members of Congress. One of these
inquired of the President, in the presence f
the Assistant Secretary of War yesterday
afternoon, if General Butler had been re
moved. Each expressed surprise at hi
knowledge of the fact, and inquired how hi
learned it, and then begged him not to mak,
it public, as it was the desire and the inten
tion to have the news come from the arm•
of the Potomac, and not from Washington.
The censor of the newspaper telegraph dis
patches was ordered to suppress the news if
put upon the wires for the Northern and
Western preas, -and this order was kept in
force throughout the ensuing day.
It is known here that the withdrawal by
General Butler of his troops from the attack
on Fort Fisher was the occasion and not tiie
cause of the breach between General Grant
and General Butler. The distinguished ci
vilian was long ago doomed. This is con
fessed in the statements of the causes of his
removal prepared at General Grant's head
quarters in the form of a dispatch to one of
the Now York city papers. The actual out
break was made over General Butler's with
drawal from his attack on Fisher, Grant in
sisting angrily that it should have been per
sisted in ; Butler insisting thatto have done so
would have been to cruelly and uselessly sac
rifice brave men that the work was so strong
and str strongly garrisoned and supported, as
appeared on General Weitzel's reconnOisanee,
that it was impossible to have taken it with
he small fur.•e that had been allow el him.
Opinions differ here as to the reasons of
this removal. Grant is known to be su
preme. He puts Generale up and he puts
them down. His word is law in all military
affairs. But the declared sentiment of his
headquarters that "Gen. Butler's arrests,
imprisonments and punishments of rebels
and traitors have been illegal and arbitrary,
and that many cases of glaring injustice have
come to light, and many others are expected
to be developed by his supersedure; " this
and the recent almost national expression of
satisfaction at the mention of his name an
/3eeretary of War in the reorganization of
Mr. Lincoln's cabinet, give politicians here
the clue to a scheme to set a troublesomely
earnest radical out of the way, and to dis
pose of a dreaded politician. The Copper
of Washington and Georgetown are
jubilant to-night over his removal.—Ncio
BUTLER'S PARENVELL ORDER
Hdqrs. Dept. Va., and North Carolina,
Army of the James, Jan. 8, 1864.
Soldier., of the Army of the James: Your
Commander, relieved by order of the Presi
dent, takes leave of you. Your conduct in
the field has extorted praises from the un
willing; you have endured the privations of
the camp and the march - without a murmur;
you have,never failed to attack when or
dered;. you have stormed and carried works
consideroid mpregnable by the enemy ; you
have shown the positions to be so by holding
them against his fiercest assaults in the at
tempt. to retake them.
Those skilled in war hare marveled at
the obstacles overcome by your valor. Your
line of works has excited the wonder of the
officers of other nations, who have come to
learn defensive warfare from the monuments
of your skilled, labor. Your deeds have
rendered your name Illustrious. In after ,
times your General's prpudest memory
be to say with you, "I too was of the Army
of the Slimes." To share such companion
ship is pleasure. To participate idsuch acts
is honor. To have commanded such an an
No ono could, yield it without regret.
Knowing your willing obodionco 'to orders,
witnessing your ready devotion of your blood
in your country's cause, I have been chary
of the precious charge confided to me; I have
refused to order_ useless sacrifices of the lives
of such soldiers, and ram relieved from yoUr
command. The wasted blood of my men .
dOes not stain my' garments. Fdir rny nation .
1 am responsible to God and my country.
TO the Colored Troops of the Army of the
;Tames: . . In this army you have been treated
not as laborers, but . as soldiers. You have
• shown. yourselves, worthy of the uniform
you wear. Tho ;best officers of the Union
seek to command you. YOur bravery has
'now the' - admiration oven of those „who
would be your masters. . Your patriotism;
fidelity and courage have illustrated the
the, best - qualities of manhood. With "the
baYonet you have unlocked the, iron-barred
gates of prejudice; opening new , Ilelds.pf
freedoni,` liberty and equality of rights 'to
yourselves your race forever.
Comrades of the Army of the ,James, X
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
The vintage of California is estimated this
year at over six millions gallons.
The internal revenue receipts for the week
ending on Saturday last amounted to over
ten millions of dollars.
According to a municipal &coons just taken,
the city of St. Louis contains 187,820 inhabi
.Gov. Swann and Lieut. Gov. Cox, of
Maryland, wero inaugurated on Wednesday
Mr. W. D. Steward has been elected U.
S. Senator from Arkansas for six years form
the 4th of March next.
Goorge H. Thomas has been made a Ma
jor General in the regular army, in place of
John 57. Fremont, resigned.
A very poor family in Cincinnati has fall
en heir to a fortune in. Europe of seven mil
lions of dollars.
The sum of $4,103,800 has been expended
for improvements upon property in Chicago
during the past year.
The now "Governor" of South Carolina,
anticipating a visit from Sherman, has call
ed out every man, boy and baby in Charles
ton to defend the doomed city.
Meetings for the relief of the people of
Savannah have been held in Philadelphia
and New York. A vessel laden with pro•
visions loft Now York for Savannah on
It is said that the deserters from the rebel
army have taken possession of the mountains
of North Carolina, expelled the rebel citi
zens, and defy the rebel authorities.
The State debt of Massachusetts is report
ed to be $22,000,000, including that guar
ranteed by railroads, which reaches $5;000,-
000. The debt of New York is only $O,-
The pew rents in Henry Ward Beecher's
Church, in Brooklyn, N. Y. for the current
year amounted to $29,845,51. The Congre
gatiorchave raised Mr. Beecher's salary from
$7,500 to $12,500.
In the Kentucky Legislature resolutions
have been introduced for the immediate
abolition of slavery. Governor Bramlette,
in his message, recommends the gradual e
mancipation and ultimate removal of the
A correspondent, in allusion to the rapid
increase of population among the Mormons,
says more of their people are in arms than
can be found among the same amount of
population anywhere else in the Country.
A French engineer professes to have found
nt last a route for a canal across the Isthmus
of Panama, which' will Le on a dead level
and require no locks, and which can be con
structed for forty millions of dollars.
It is semi-officially stated from Washing
ton that the. re,:ent, reports concerning pefwe
movements nro wholly unfounded, and that
no persons, either authorized or unauthor
ized, have gone to consult with the rebels.
There is a rebel rumor that Leo line been
placed in command of all the Rebel armies,
and that ho has appointed Bvituregard to the
commend of the army near Richmond, while
ho himself takes command of the movement
to resist Sherman.
Gen. Sherman, in a private letter to a
friend in Washington. states that in his tour
through Georgia. he could have brought
with him to Savannah, over one hundred
thousand negroes, if he could have found
provisions to feed them. As it was ho was
obliged to turn most of them back.
Secretary Stanton, Quartermaster Gener
al Meigs, and othor officers of the Depart
ment ut Washington, left Fortress Monroe
on Saturday for Hilton Head and Savannah.
There is a rumor that overtures for peace
have been made by the Georgia authorities,
and that the visit is to agree upon terms, &e.
The quota of Ohio, under the new call, af
ter deducting 4,000 excess under previous
calls, is 26,155. Authority has been given
to raise ton new regiments, before February
7th, to serve one, two or three years, with
government bounty of $lOO, s2'o, and $3OO
dollars, ae,•ording to the term of enlistment.
Immediately on the fall of Savannah,
Govemor Andrews, of Massachusetts, de
spatched agents to that city to recruit black
loyalists for the national army, to be credit
ed to the quota of that State. He then ask
ed permission from the Secretary of War to
do so, which was cheerfully accorded, and
the documents will arrive out about the time
the first squad is on its way to Massachu
Sixty Indians attacked the overland mail
express near Julesburg, Colorado territory,
and robbed the mail. The troops at Jules
burg went to the relief of tho white setlers
in the vicinity, and drove the Indians to the
bluEs, a mile beck when 1500 Indians made
their appearance and drove the troops back
to the fort. The stage station and a large
quantity of telegraphic material were then
destroyed. Thirty-five Indians were killed
and nineteen of our troops and citizens.
The following list includes all the changes
That have taken pined ih the Governorships
of the different States since the first of the
year:—Reuben E. Fenton as Governor of
Now York, vice Horatio Seymour ; Richard
T. Oglesby as Governor of Illinois, vice
Richard Yates ; Samuel J. Crawford as Gov
ernor of Kansas, vice Thomas Carney ; Hen
ry H. Craps, Governor of Michigan, vice
Austin Blair, and Thomas C. Fletcher, Gov
ernor of Mitsouri, vice Millard P. Hall.
All of the new Governors aro Republicans.
The loyal men of Philadelphia have sub
scribed and raised a fund with which to pur
chase and present to tho wife of Lieutenant-
General Grant, a new, first-class residence,
furnished from top to bottom. Mrs. Grant
has been officially notified of the gratifying
fact. It was her New Year's present. The
seat will be nearly $50,000. The widow of
the deceased General Birnoy has also been
presented with a house, costing $lO,OOO, and
an additional $20,000 has been invested for
her benefit. ,
TUN. Durr oa Panurwi - j!Arucu.:—The
New York Post states the following facts as
reciens why the dity on paperibould be re-
That the high 'duty on printing paper is a
barren one to the public treasury. That it
benefits nobody but the paper-makers. That
it increases the burden of taxation and the
amdfdit of the public-debt. That it operates
not only as a tax on the diffusion of infer
niationLbut as a tax on schools and educa!
Lion.; That it, not , only makes printing pa
per dear, but debases its quality, and that it
checks and restrains the exorcise of Amerl
caningenuity in the , improvement of the
manufacture of paper. , -
DENIAL.OF A. PEACE RIIIIOEr-,- Washi ng _
Yon, Jan 11.—Many newspapers have copied
a telegram from Washington, 'erroneously
attributed to the Associated Press;, giving a
rumor' that "General Sherman bad eomma
nicated to the Piesiaent that the Georgia
State authorities had applied to come back
into the Unidniand that Secretary Stanton's
visit to Savannah had, doubtless, some con
nection -With this subject." The Vashjng
'agent of the Associated Press has merely to
say be never circulated such a. rumor, and
that-there le zio truth ha it whatever.
Peace: - Mission.
'Francis P. Blair,'Sr4the father of the lite
Postmaster General, having receix4iflette;rs
of safe Comitiet set out for•Richinond on Sat
miday last'ansl is now in the Rebel Capital.
Ho goes entirely unaccredited by our GO
ernment, but wit Vita knowledge and con-,
sent. It is stated that Mr. Blair will propose
to the Davis Government iise.lienie of pacifi
cation resting fundamentally on a return of
the Rebellious States to the Union, but it is
not believed that his overtures will be receiv
ed with favor. Prentice of the Louisville
Jourtuit, who has spent a month in Rich.;
* mond, from whence he bas just returned,
states that the Confederate Government has
resolved to free and arm the slaves tepfight
against us as a last resort. Not until that
experiment has been tried and failed as fail
it must, will the South consent to peace on
the only terms we can eller, to wit:—"Union,
without slavery now and forever, one and in
[eorretpondance of the New Tort Time's.]
WASHINGTON, Wednesday, Jan. IL—lt
will be recollected that a proposition was sub
mitted to the rebel Congress. some weeks ago,
to appoint a comtnission of fifteen to confer
with an equal number on our side upon the
subject of peace.
It now appears that the rebels have adopt
ed the proposition, and have appointed fifteen
commissioners, among whom are Vice Pres
ident Stephens, Judge White, of Georgia;
Messrs. Boyce and Orr, of South Carolina;
Leech and Gilmore, of North Caroline;
Rives, of Virginia; and Smith and Single
ton, of Mississippi.
RkeTrepnrnienre of the N. T. Tribune.]
W ASH INGTON, Jan. 11.—Mr. Illair has
not yet returned from Richmond. It is whis
pered about positively that Alexander H.
Stephens has applied to our Government for
leave to cotne here to ascertain on what tern s,
the most favorable and best pence can be re
stored nt this stage of the contest.
Important Rumor from Richmond.
WASEIINOTON, Jan. 12.—A gentleman in
this city who has seen the Richmond Enquir
er of Tuesday, says that that paper mentions
that,a call is out for a Convention of tho
States and the intention of the authors is to
revolutionize the revolution depose Mr.
Davis, without C'ongmis appoints A Dictator,
and perhaps surrender to the enemy.
Missouri a Free State !
The Constitutional Convention of Mis
souri on W(xlnesday passed an ordinance
abolishing slavery throughout that State—to
take effect immediately. Missouri is there
fore a Free State henceforth and and forev
er. The vote stood 60 for Freedom to 4 for
Slavery. Thus one by one do the old Slave
States fall into Freedom's line.
The following interchange of congratula
tions was passed by telegraph between the
Governor of Missouri and the Govcnor of
Pennsylvania, to wit;
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 11.—To the
Governor of Pennsylvania: —Free Missouri
greets her oldest sister.
T. C. FLETCH ER,
Governor of Missouri
Gov. Curtin sent the fullowing in reply
To His Excellency T. C., Fletcher, Gover
nor of Missouri, Jefferson City :—Pormsyl
vania, the first-born of Freedom, welcomes
her disenthralled sister State of Missouri, re
deemed in the agony of the nation, amid the
throes of wanton rebellion. Her offering to
liberty comes baptized in her richest blood,
and will be accepted by a faithful and tree
people as one of the crowning tributes to her
matchless heroism and sacrifice to preserve
aid perpetuate our common nationality.
A. G. CURTIN,
Governor of Pennsylvania
DEATH OF EDWARD EVERETT.
The whole country will be startled and
grieved to learn of the death of Edward
Evereto Ho died at his residence in Bos
ton, at half past four o'clock on Sunday
morning, the 15th instant, in the seventieth
year of his age.
Mr. Everett was born in Dorchester Mass
achusetts, April 11, 1794, entered Harvard
College in 18(17, was graduated at the head
of his class in 1811, pursued the study of
theology while acting as tutor, was settled as
pastor over a church in Boston. published a
theological treatise the next year, and was
selected to till the Eliot chair of Gre k in the
faculty of Harvard in 1814. To qualify
himself fur the post he tr veled in Europe
five years, and returned with great fruits of
study. Ile added the editorial vitro of the
North American Review to his College du
ties until I R2l. Ills first important public
speech was delivered that year in presence
of General Lafayette, and was as intensely
American as anything he has since written.
He was chosen to represent his district in
Congress in 1824, as a supporter of President
Adams, and was continued there for ten
years. He rarely spoke without careful pre
paration, and therefore, when he did speak,
his views were respectfully listened to by
men of all parties. In 1860, while very ac
tively emploved in Congress. ho prepared
and published, in the North American Re
view, an elaborate refutal of the nullifica
tion theory of South Carolina, which was
the egg of the present war. He declined a
Congressional renomination in 1834, and was
elected Governor of Massachusetts in the
four 6rllowing years, being defeated by one
vote in 1839. The next year he revisited
Europe, arid was eiery where received with
honor by distinguished inen. Mr. Wel ster,
as Secretary of State under General Harri
son, appointed him Minister to England, at
a moment when the northern boundary in
Oregon and Maine and the Carolina affair,
together with disputes about Texas and the
overhauling of American ships, under the
pretence of searching for slavers, had ren
dered our relations towards Great Britain
extremely doubtful, He, however discharg
ed hie duties with much success and great
acceptability to both governments. He de
clined an appointment to the new mission in
China in 18-13; was elected President 'of
Harvard University in 1845 ; resigned in
the third year after ; and published two
octavo volumes of speeches and addresses in
1850. He then edited an edition of Daniel
Webster's.orations and when the latter died
in 1852, ho succeeded to his great friend's
vacant place as Secretary of State, and per
formed a large amount of very important
labor, involving the Lobos Islands, the New
foundland fisheries, copyright - with-Englund,
and consular matters with France. He was
elected to the United States Senate in 1853,
but was compelled by ill-health, to resign the
next year. lie delivered an oration in aid
of the project to purchase Mount Vernon for
the country in 1856, and etaitinued to repeat
it until a very largo sum was raised for. the
purpose. He also secured ten thousand dol
lars for that object by special contributions
to a. weekly. paper.. In the great war for the
nation he has occupied-no doubtful, ground,
but has given to the Administration a cor
dial and earnest support,. and. was, we be
lieve, Chairman of- the .Board of. Electori of
the State of Massachusetts. His' last public
service was' an address, delivered on the even
ing of the 9th inst.,.in Fanueil Hall, Boston,
in behalf of the sufferers at. Savannah.
'While - Mr.• - Everett's order of mind was
not such as to place him in competition with
Mr. Websteroir Wright, or Clay, or, others
Who Were most prominent in political af
fairs, he occupied a position which was high
ly honorable and influential, and' enjoyed an
European as well as air Americairreputation.
His broad and various scholarship gave force
.to his oPinionSi and:tho decorous manner in
which these opinions were always urged en
hanced this. advantage.; patriotic- con
duct during the troubles "preceding 'Cho war,
and during the war, have given him new
and-more lasting distinction; however,-than •
his great Scholarship or his eminent public
services. He has been taken - et a time when
his loss 'wilt be felt i ' for we ' , have very few
who can Millis peculiar province. The sud
donness of his death, 'there having beien no
announcement of previo4 add
to the souse of public Woo.
I'-GEtr."BirrLEn's Othricui REPORT.
A Full History, of ;the Huger
UMW!, OP saw Amnia OP TUX UtliTo,, SPAPIB,I
CITY Pony; Va.; Jan. 7,1865.
Hon. g? . M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
— 811::: -. 'lierowith I have the honor to for
subordinates' reports oftho expeditiOn'against
' As the report Of 'near-Admiral D. : D. Per
ter hag been published in-the papers, -I would
respectfully request that Gen. Butler's re:
port, with all the papers accompanying it,
be also given to the public.- - -
Very respectfully,.your obedient servant.
U.'S. GRANT, Lieut -Gen.'
HOWL DM. or VAL lac N. Q, Astir or vas
JAN P2l, In paptllLD, 411,3, 1865.
Lieut.-Gen. U. S. Grum', 'Cbmnianding Ar
mies of the United States:
GRIVERA.I,: On, the 7th of December last,
in obedience to your orders, I moved a force
of about sixty live hundred (6,600) effective
men, consisting of Gen. Ames's Division of
the 24th Corps and Gen. Paine's Division of
the 25th Corps, under command of Maj.-
Gen. Weitzel,.to 'an encampment near Ber
On the Bth the troops embarked for Fort
On the 9th (Friday) I reported to Rear.
Admiral Porte', dint the army portion of
theconjiant expedition directed against % , 1' il
mmgton, was ready to proceed.
We waited there Saturday, the 10th, Sun
day, the 11th, land %timidity, the 12th.
On the 12th, hear-Admiral Porter in
formed me that the nova! fleet would sail or,
the 13th, but would be obliged to put into
Beaufort to take on board ammunition fur
The expedition having become the subject
of remark, fearing lest its destination should
get to the enemy, in order to direct from it
all attention, on the morning of Tuesday,
the 13th, ut three o'clock, I ordered the
transport fleet to proceed up the Potomac
during the day to Matthias- Point, so as to
be plainly visible to the scouts and signal
men of the enemy On the northern neck, and
to retrace their course at night and anchor
off the lee of Cape'Charies.
Having given tie navy thirty-six hours
start, ut 12 o'clock noon of the 14th (Wednes
day) 1 joined the transport fleet off Cape
Henry and put to sea, arriving Sit the place
of rendezvous off New - Inlet, near , Fort FislF
er, on the evening of the 15th (Thursday.)
We there waited for the navy Friday the
16th, Saturday the 17th, and Sunday the
18th, during which days we had the finest
possible weather and the smoothest sea.
On the evening of the 18th Admiral Por
er ealtlo from BeallfOrt to the place of ren
dezvous. That evening the sea became
rough, end on Monday, the 19th, the wind
sprang up In shly, so that it was impossible
to land troops, and by the advice of Admiral
Porter, communicated to me by letter, 1 di
rected the transport fleet to rendezvous at
Beaufort. This was a matter of necessity,
because the transports, being coaled Lind
watered for ten days, had already wasted
that time, to wit, from - the 9th (the day on
which we were ready to sail) to the 19th.
On the 20th (Tuestlev), 21st ( Wednesday).
, '22d (Thursday) and 2:id (Friday) it blew a
gale. I was ocendied in coaling and writer
ing the transport fleet at Beeufort. The
Bettie, having a large supply of coal, was
enabled to remain at the place of rendezvous
with a brigade on board of twelve hundred
men, and Gen, Ames reported to Admiral
Porter that he would cooperate with him.
On the 23d 1 sent Capt. Clarke of my
stall from Beaufort, on the fast-sailing armed
steamer Chamberlin, to Admiral Porter, to
inform hint that on the evening of the '24th
1 would again be at the rendezvous with the
transport fleet 1)(r time purpose of commenc
ing the attack,
the weather permitting.
At 4 o'clock on the evening of the 216 I
came in sight of Fort Fisher, and found the
naval fleet engaged in bombarding it, the
powder vessel having been exploded on the
morning' previous, about one o'clock.
Through Gen. Weitzel, 1 arranged with
Admiral Porter to commence the landing,
under the cover of the gunboats, as early at
8 o'clock the next morning if possible-=as
stem as-the fire of the flan Moon Ara
Pond Hill batteries bad been silenced. These
are up the shore some two or three miles
above Fort Fisher.
Admiral Porter was quite sanguine that
he had silenced the guns of Fort Figherk---
He was then urged if that were so to run by
the fort into Cape Fear River, and then the
troops could land and hold the beach with
out the liability—of being shelled by the else
my-'s gunboats, the Tallahassee being seen in
It is to be remarked that Admiral Farra
gut even had never taken rt b , rt, extt , pt
running by and cutting it off from all pros
pect of re-enfturt,n ent, as Fort Jackson and
F“rt an.: trial 11,/ on etuntod fart
inei been —1 bye nay.il lire dur.ng the
w:ir ; that if the Admiral wield J. JI hi, ships
in the river the army could S H .ply hiw
across the beach aS is rii c oc,-,i to MI
Furragut at Fort St. Philip, teat at
the blockade of Wilinifignin would elf. et
ual even if we did not capture the fort.
To that the Admiral replied that he should
probably lose a boat by torpedoes if he at
tempted to run by. lie was reminded that
the army might lose five hundred men be
the assault, and that his boat would not
weigh in the balance, even in u money point
of view, for a moment with the lives of these
men. The Admiral declined going by, and
the expedition was deprived of that essential
element of success. •
At 12 o'clock noon of the 25th, Sunday,
Capt. Gleason, commanding the covering di
vision of the fleet, reported the batterit 5 si
lenced mind his vessels in position to cover
our binding. The transport fleet
my flagship stood in within 80,) yards of the
beach, and at once commenced debarking.
The landing was successfully elliacted. Find
ing that the reconnoitering party just land
ed could hold the shore, I determined to
fund a force with which en assault might be
attempted. Brevet Brig.-Gen. Curtis, who
deserves well for his gallantry and conduct,
immediately pushed up his brigade to within
a few hundred yards of Fort Fisher, captur
ing the Half-Moon battery and its men, who
were taken off by the bouts of the navy.—
The skirmish line advanced to within sev
enty-live yards of the fort, protected by the
glucis which had been thrown up in such
form as to give cover, the garrison being
completely kept in their bomb-proofs by the
fire of the navy, which was v. ry rapid and
continuous, their shell bursting over the
work with very considerable accuracy. At
this time we lost ten men wounded on the
skirmish line by the shells from the fleet.—
Quitting my flagship 1 went on board the
Chamberlain and run in within a few. bun.
dyed yards of she fort, so that it was plainly
visible. It appeared to be a square, bas
tioned work of very high relief, say fifteen
feet wide. It was protected from being en
veloped by an assaulting force by a stockade,
-which_extendecLfrom.the fort to the sea on
the one side, and from the marshes of the
Cape Fear River to the salieht on the other.
• No material damage to the fort, as a de
fensive work, had - been done. Seventeen
heavy guns bore up the beach protected from
the fire of the navy by traverses eight or ten
feet high, which were undoubtedly bomb
proofs. It was easy to maintain this posi
tion ; but the shells of the navy, which kept
the enemy in their bomb-proofs, would keep
my troops out. When these ceased falling
the panal of was fully Manned.
Lieut. Walling of the 142 d New-York,
pressed up, to the edge of. the ditch and cap
tured a flag which had been cut down by a
shell from the navy.
It id a mistake, as was reported to me,
that any soldier—entered . the fort. An or
derly i 1
,pwruilled about a third of a mile:from
the &hand' his horse taken. In the mean
time the remainder of Ames's Division took
218 filen and ten commissioned officers ifif the
North'Carolina Reserves and other prisoners.
From. them learned that Kirkland's and
Ilapgood's brigades of Hoke's Division bad
loft the,front of the Army of tho James near
Richmond, and Were within two miles cf
the rear' of my forces ; and their skirmishelii .
were then actually engaged, and that the re-.
mainder of Hoke's Division had 'CO Lll . O the
night before to WilmaiglOn,_iind- were - thin
tin the _ marsh:.- 2 -I-allo learned , that thme
troops left Itiehilmnd, on Tuesday, the 2oth.
Knowing 'the strength of poke's Division
found a tbrceopposed tome outside the works
larger than my own. In the meantime the
weather assumed a threatening aspect. The
surf teen to iull is sp.thtit the landing 110,' ,
, . •
,time Gen, Weitzel reported to-mo
that to assault thri works in his judgement,
and in ,that the' experienced • officers of his
.command,- who had a skirmish with
`any prospect of stjccesit, Was, impossible.
.11118 opinion coincided witlitTnly own,;-;and
much as I. regretted the •neCessity -Of:lban
doning the attempt, "yet the duty was
Not so strong a work as Fort
'beeittakeit , by assault duritigihe war; arid
I lied to guide my experience, of Port Hud
son, with its' slaughtered thousands in the
repulsed assault and the double assault of
- Fort - Wagner, -- where - thousands were -sacri
ficed in an,attempt to take a work less strong
than Fort Fisher, after it Suitained and ful
ly as severe a fire ; and in neither of the in
stances I have mentioned had the assaulting
force in its rear, as I had, an army of the
. ffirger than itself.
I th erefore ordered that'no assault Should
be made,and that the, troops should re-em
bark. hile, superintending the prepare
tions'of 'this, the firing of the navy ceased.
Ihstarttly the guns of the fort wore fully
manned, and a sharp fire of musketry, grape
and canister swept the place over which the
column must haNte advanced, and the 'skirm
ish line was returning. Working.with what
diligence we could, it was impossible to get
the troops aboard before the Sea ran so high
as to render further embarkation ; or even the
sending of supplies ashore impossible. I lay
by the shore until It o'clock the next day,
Monday, the 26th, when having made all
proper disposit oils for getting the troops on
board, I gave orders to the transport fleet,
as fast as they were ready, to sail for Fort
ress Munroe, in obedience to my instructions
from the Lieut.-General.
1 learned from deserters and prisoners
captured that the suppositiou on which the
Lient.-Gcnerai directed die expedition, that
Wilmington had been denuded of troops to
opis,:ic Gen. Sherman, was correct; that at
the time when the Army arrived off Wil
mington there was less than 4 a, men in the
garrison of Fort Fisher, and less than 1,0 ro
within 20 miles ; but the delay of three days
of good weather, the 16th, 17th and 18th,
waiting for the arrival of the navy, and the
further delay from the terrible storm of the
21st, 22d and 23d,gave time for troops to be
brought from Richmond, three divisions of
which were either there or on the road.
The instructions of the Lieut.-Gen. to me
did not contemplate a siege, I had neither
siege trains. nor supplies for such a contin
gency. The exigency of spossible delay, for
which the fbresight of the cote mauder of the
Armies had provided, had arisen, to wit:
.the large re-enforcement of the garrison,
with the fact that the Navy had exhausted
their supply of ammunition in the bombard
meta, left me no alternative but to return
with my Army to the Army of the James.
The loss of Friday, Saturday, and Sun
day, the 16th, 17th, and 18th of December,
was the immediate cause of the failure of
the expedition. It is not my province even
to suggest blame to the Navy for their delay
of four days at Beaufort. I know none of
the reasons which do or do not justify it. It
is to be presumed they are sufficient.
I sin happy to bring to the attention of
the Lieutenant-General the excellent beha
vior of the troops, officers and men, which
was all that could be desired. I am under
especial obligations to Capt. Gleason or the
Santiago de Cuba fin' the able and effectual
.manner in which he covered our latnd'ng; to
('apt. Alden of the Brooklyn, for his prompt
assistance and the excellent gunnery with
which the Brooklyn cleared the shores of all
opposers. At this monient of debarkation,
Lieut Farquhar of the navy, having in
charge the Navy boat which assisted in the
landing. deserves gt eat credit for the enrn-gy
and skill with which he managed the boats
through the rolling surf. Especial coo men
dation is due to 117-ig.-(len. Graham and the
officers and men of his Naval Brigade, for
the organization of his heats and crews for
landing, and the untiring- energy and indus
try with which they all hilaired in recur bark
ing the troops during the stormy night of
the 7th and the day following. Per this and
other meritorious service dtiring the cam
paign since the Ist ~ f May, which have here
tofore been brought to the notice of the Lieu
tenant-General in my official reports, I
would respectfully but earnestly recom
mend Gen. Graham for promotion.
The number of prisoners captured by us
was 30 I including I'2 officers; also 2 heavy
rifled guns, 2 light guns and ti caissons.
The loss of the Army was 1 man drowned,
2 men killed, 1 officer captured (who acci
dentally wandered through our picket ), and
2 mom , wounded, while upon the picket-line,
by the shells of the Navy.
Always chary of mentimting with com
mendation the acts of any own personal staff,
yet I think the troops who saw it will agree
to the cool courage and during of Lieut.
Sidney 13: Deliny, A. D. C., in landing on
the night of the 25th, and remaining and
aiding in the reembarkation on the 27th.
For the details of the landing and the opera
tions, I beg leave tl, refer you to the report
of :tlaj-Gen. Weil zel, command mg the troops,
and Brig.-Gen. Ames, commanding the di
vision landed, which are hereto appeaded.
Trusting my action will meet with the ap
pr.rval of the Lieutenant-General, this report
13 rev. (dully- submit ted
.BF:N.i. F. HUrLER, Mj-Gen
England and America
The L talon nole,is again eager ior
I. urges i •"openupg iit 'ut
A mei ica. Its deucate sensibilities arc shock
ed and outraged at the prolongation of our
civil war. They always were, whenevor the
Union Muse. was gaining ground. The ten
derness 01 the Times, whenever the rebels
seemed likely to get their deserts, was al
ways extremely touching. When they were
prosperotfig; its bowels of compa•sion fur suf
fering humanity were never stirred. It
could rehearse the tale of theirpiratical burn
ing of American ships, with no feeling but
admiration for their heroic valor. It could
dismiss the damning facts of their savage
treatment of our prLoners with a sneer of in
credulity. It has never failed to chronicle
our defeats with exultation, or to give the
whole tremendous weight of its influence to
blacken our character and damage our cause.
But the Union arms seem to be on the eve
of victory. Even the obstinate skepticism
of the Times can nu longer pretend to be
blind to the fulling fortunes of the rebel cause.
Hence, the Tones becomes again urgent for
peace. It deplores the sacrifice of blood end
treasure which the war involves. It shud
ders at the financial ruin which impends
over the Northern States. It demands "ne
gotiations" for peace, and thinks that the
13: itish Government may now very wisely
put forth efforts on that bchotlf. We agree
with the Times. That great organ of Bri
tish sentiment can Itself do much toward
ending tile war which it deplores. Let it
exhort the rebels to stop fighting. It has
won a strong claim on their confidence and
is entitled to be heard and heeded by 'diem.
It hats given them its powerful aid from the
beginning of their rebellion. It has main
tained correspondents in both the contend
ing camps to falsify facts and invent false
hoods in their behalf. It has done all in its
power to belie the Union cause and to dis
parage the Union strength in the eyes of die
world. No hired retainer could possibly
have shown greater zeal or put forth more
strenuous efforts than it has evinced in sub
port of the rebel side. It is entitled to be
heard with respect and deference when it
speaks to those who guide and control Om
rebel councils. Let it talk to them of peace.
Let it exhort them to end the war which
-they began without cause and are likely to
end without honor. Let it bilk w f/tenz of
wasted treasure, of blood lavished in vain, of
'desolated hearth-Stones and blooming fields
converted into u howling wilderness. -These
phrases,, upon which it dwells with such pa
thetic emphasis, have meaning and force in
rebel ears. Let the Times press them home
on its credulous clients, and convince them
or the blessings of concord.—Arent York
Ejection of Mr. Feetenden to the
AUGUSTA, Me., Jan. W.—Mellon. Wil
liam Pitt Fessenden was to-day elected Uni
ted States Senator,
for six years from March
,1865. In the Senate Mr. iessenden had
27 votes, and in the Doustirilo, to 23 for
Wm. P. Raines, Democrat, Nathan C. Far
well was elected,, for the unexpired term
caused by the resigt Mien of Mr. Fessenden,
to take charge of the Treasury Departinent:
ABOUT 10,(100 pieces:of Roman money,
principally of the reigns of Augustus-TIN:.
rius, Claudius, and Nero, have just been dis
covered in the 'bed IdayCnno.. at St.
Leonard. Tileir prosemie is explaitte,d•by the
fact of a dangerous I . cord having formerly ex
isted Spot; and the custom Of travel..
ors to throw in the river a piece of _money
VICTORY OF' THE ARMY AND
CAPTURE OP PORT FISIIEP. ON . SUNDAY LAST.
THE LAST DOOR SUUT ON REBELLION'S FOR
The Confederacy Girdled North, South, East
and West by the Power of the Union.
Lee's most Important Lines of Supplies wait
ing for annihilation—An Army in his
Front—Two Armies in his Rear.
OUR TROOPS CARRY THE WORKS BY
The Walls Breached for their Entrance by
the Navy—The Garrison Driven back
pell-mell to the tapering end of the
They nre huddled together in n Confused
and Panic stricken Mass on tho
Borders of the Sea.
By the Broad Ocean in Front and Flank, end
a Triumphant Enemy in the Rear, they
are Forced to Surrender.
Our Loss said to be heavy, both in the Army
and Navy—That of the Enemy
mostly in Prisoners.
Admiral Porter's announcement of the Vic
tory—He claims the united efforts
of the .Jack• Tars and the
Boys in Blue to be
CONGRA-TTILATORY ORDER FROM SECRETARY
WASIIINGTON, Jnn. 17-10..10 A. M.
The following official despatches have just
been received at this Department:
IIEADQVARTLILS U. S. F , RC'S,
ON FZDICRAL POINT, N. C. Jan. 15, IS)S,
♦ia FORTRENA MONROL, Jan. 17
Brigadier General J. 0. .Rawlins:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that
Fort Fisher was carried by assault this af
ternoon and evening-, by General Ames'
division and the second brigade of the first
division of 29th Army Corps, aided by a
battalion of marines and seamen from the
'fint assault was preceded by a heavy bom
bardment from the Federal, fleet, and was
made at 3 20 P. M., when the first brigade,
General Curtis, of Ame.' division, effected
a lodgment upon the parapet, but full 1)09-
of the work was nut obtained until
10 P. M.
The behavior of officers and risen was-most
a 'nimble. All the works south of Fort
Fisher are now occupied by our troops. We
have not less than 1,200 prisoners, including
Gen. Whiting and Col. Lamb, the CHIII wand
ant of the post.
I regret to say that our loss is severe, es
pecially in officers. lam not yet able to
form any estiinate of the number of casual
ties, A I, Fit ED H. Tic itßy.
BrA•et Major General, Commanding Expo
FORT FISHER, JAR. 16-2 A. M.
lion. C. :l. Dana, Assistant Seery of War
After a careful reconnoisance on the 14th
it N\ as decided to risk tut assault on Fort
Fisher. Puille'S division, with Col. Abbott's
. brigade were to hold our line, already strong,
am 's. the Peninsula and facing Wilmington,
against Hoke, while Ames' division should
assault on the west end of he land point
and 40 / marines rind 1,6.0 Eail, , rs on the
east end. After three hours of a navy tire
the assault was made at 3 P. .M. on the 15th.
Gen. Curtis' brigade led out as soon as it
got on the west end of the land front, was
Hallowed by Pen ny backer's, and later by
Bell's. After desperatu, lighting, gaining
foot by foot, and severe loss, at 5 P. M. we
had possession of about, half the land point.
Abbott's brigade was then taken (rein our
line faring Wiltnington, and put into Fort
Fisher, and in pushing it forward at 10 A. M.
it took the rest of the w“rks with little re
sistance, the garrison falling back to the ex
treme point of the peninsula, where they
were followed and raptured; mining them
General Whiting and Colonel Lamb, both
wounded. 1 think we have quite 1,0 0 pris
oners. 1 111.1 . 1, our Mily not exceed
50 ', but it ss:ole to juoge in the night.
A nomg tie tt itorlcd rite the commanders of
the three i rill ng brigades, General Curtis
hot rig wounded. not severely, but Colonels
Pennyloicker and Bell dangerously. The
hind front was a lormidal le one, the parapet
in places being fifteen to twenty feet high,
but the men went et it nobly and under a
severe musketry tire.
The marines and sailors ent up-gallantly,
but the musketry fire from the west end of
the laud point was so severe that they did not
succeed in entering the work..
The navy fire on the work, judging from
the holes, must have been terrific,. Marry of
the guns were injured. How many there
were on the point 1 cannot say, perhaps 30
or 40, C. B. ComsTocK,
Lieut. Col., A. D. C., and Chief Engineer.
Another despatch estimates the number
of prisoners captured at 2,500, and the num
ber of guns at 72.
Gen. Grant telegraphs, in honor of this
great triumph, achieved by the valor of the
army and navy, he has ordered a salute of
one hundred guns to be fired by each of the
armies operating against Richmond.
C. A. DANA,
Assistant Secr . etary of War.
FORTRESS MONROE, Jan. 17.
Ilon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Nary:
The Atlantic is just in from Wilmington.
Fort Fisher and the works on Federal Point
are in our possession. The assault was made
by theurrny and sailors on Sunday afternoon,
and by 11 P. M. the work was ours. The
losses are heavy. Lieutenants S.. W. Pres
ton and B. H. Porter, of the navy, are kill
ed. Our captures are 72 guns and about
2,500 prisoners. Generals Whitney and
Lamb, are prisoners and wounded. The Van
derbilt is on her way Mali with despatches.
Two 15-inch guns were burst on the moni
tors. E. T. Nronoi,s,
ADMIRAL PORTER'S AIINODNCEMENT OP `U
WASHINOTON, Jun. 17.—The Navy Do
partmont has received the following:
FROM OFF FORT FIHRER, Jan. 15,
TELEGRAPHED FROM FORTRESS MONROE,
Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of t h e Navy:
Sin: Fort Fisher is ours. send a bearer
of despatches with a brief account of the af
fairs. Gen. Terry is entitled to the highest
praise and the gratitude of his country for
the manner in which he has conducted his
part of the operations. He is my beau ideal
of a soldier and , a general, 'Our cooperation
has been most cordial: The result is victory,
which will always be ours when the army
and navy go, hand and hand. The navy loss
in the assault was heavy. The army loss is
also heavy. '
D. 43. PORTER, Rear Admiral:
VERY LATEST FROM FORT
Explosion of the Magazine—Two Hundred
• of, our Soldiers Killed and Wounded. 7--
.The Defence of the Fort Stubborn, and
Bloody. Hand-to-Hand Struggle'ivith- .
in the Walls.--our Loss,9oo- r -The Rebel
2,ooo ,, PrisonerO, and, 72
rates Tallahassee' and Chiekaniaupt Chased_
tip the Rivei"; , '
Fowsnicas. Mon aotc, Jan.. 17, 6 86, r.
[Special to the
ter three days",iind bombe rdrrient Fort,
Fisher ip ours, witlyall the eentigutius.works.
commanding .New Inlet. The •assouit_tras
inside by.the army and the naval brigade at
- thrise - c'eloCi -on Saturday afternoon. One
corner of . the. fort wn.s secured in half an
how', 'but 'there - , was n hand-to-band light
with the garrison, which lasted until 9 o'-
clock nt night. There was a stubborn and
bloody : resilience, and the, fort and its ap
proaches were strewn with the dead.
The garrison had been heavily reinforced,
number of prisoners taken is over
2 OUO. We captured 72 guns. All the forts
including the Mound and &Ice's Island bat
teries, surrendered. The rebel loss in the
assault was. 600 dead, besides the wounded.
Fleet Lieut. Preston and Lieut. Porter, com
mandant of, the flag ship, were both killed
in the assault.
Gen. Whiting and Col. -Lamb are both
prisoners are wounded. The 'rebel. pirates
Tallahassee and Chickamauga were in the
fight, and were diiven up the river. Our
gunboats went up the river on Monday morn
ing. Our prisoners will be immediately sent
North. We had several days of delightful
The magazine in the fort exploded by ac
cident on Monday morning, killing , and
wounding 200 of our men.
Tho Santiago do Cuba brings the bodies
of Lieutenants Preston and Porter and the
wounded of the navy.
Effect of our Wilmington Victory in Rich
mond.—The News Unwelcome and the
Cause of Profound Regret. —The Rebels
Whistling to keep their Cburage Up. -
ficial Report of Bragg through Lee,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 1885.
The Richmond Whig, of this morning,
contains the following account of the cap
ture of Fort Fisher by the naval and land
forces of the United States:
The unwelcome news of the fall of Fort
Fisher, commanding the entrance to the
Cape Fear river, received this morning, oc
casioned in the community a sensation of
propound regret. The. capture of this fort
is equivalent to the closure - of the harbor of
Wilmington by the enemy's fleet. It issit
unted about eight , en miles below the city,
but is the main defence of the entrance to
the river, and its fall, therefore, will prevent
in future the arrival or departure of block
ade-runners. - How far this source of reve
nue may prove injurious to our cause re
mains to he seen. but at present we regard
it rather as an unfortunate than a disastrous
The following is the official report:
HEADQUARTERS or"rHE .AHMT OF VIE
OINIA, January 16.
Hon. J. A. Sedrien
General Bragg reports that the enemy
bombarded Fort Fislrer furiously all day yes
terday. At 4 o'clock P. M. their infantry
advanced to the assault, a heavy demonstra
tion at the same time being made against
their rear by or troops. At 0i o'clock Gen
eral - Whiting reported that their attack had
failed, and the garrison was being strength
ened with fresh troops. About 10 o'clock
P. M. the fort was captured, with most of
its garrison. No further particulars are at
this time known E. E. LSE.
No despatches have been received from
General Terry since that of Sunday night,
'announcing the result of the assault.
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CAPTURE OF FORT FISITER.—We give
up a large portion of our space this week to
the graphic account of the recent g'orious
victory at Wilmington. The length of thia
account crowds out much editorial and other
matter prepared for this issue.
THE TRIBUNE ALMANAC, for 1841;ri, is
out a t last. For political, statistical and gen
eral information it is altogether unequalled by
any other publication. Every householder
should have a copy. Price 20 cents. It may
be had by sending to the publishers, Tribune
Association, New York.
war We hayn't the slightest objection
to our neighbor over the way making the
m-st liberal use of our columns in the way
of clipping kcal items and transferring them
bodily to his own without n word of credit,
but at thesarne time we would mildly hint that
a careful rending of the matter would s.one
times suggest slight alterations t, make them
intelligible to his readers. Fur instance last
week we published a digest of the last report
of the annual operations or the Cumberland
Valley Railroad, which had just been issued
from our presss. At the outset of our arti
cle we stated that we had just completed the
report. Now we: subunit. that the appear
anceof this article in the American without
credit, does us injustice in that it robs us
of the pride we justly feel in the execution
of a diffical and we think very neatly ex-.
ecukd job of work.
VOTE OF TUANKS.—On motion, re
solved that the Good Will Hose Company
retu:n their sincere thanks to those who con
tributed for their liberal donations of articles,
and to the citizens and soldiers for their lib
eral patronage during the fair that has just
closed and has been so successful, also to the
ladies who assisted as managers and sales
lauies for their untiring effOrts to promote
the interest of the Company. We would also
return the thanks of theCompnny to the firms
of Mellor, Bains Mellor, No. 40 North
3d Street, Philadelphia, for their handsome
and liberal donations of Gloves, Handker
chiefs, and fancy combs, also to Canby &
Hughes, No. 314 Market Street, Philadel
phia, for the box of fancy scarfs so liberally
presented, these presents coming from entire
strangers to most of us, and who have no
special interest in our companies, should be,
appreciated by all citizens as well as the
Company. We wish the above firms pros
pority during the coming year. We would
also return our thanks to the Editors of the,
Volunteer, A mer icon Herald.and Democrat,
papers of our borough, for advertising and
noticing our fair so haildsomely and without
charge. Also to the band at Camp Biddle,
for the excellent music furnished us at so
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Nett amount of the fair
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•PROF. WHITNEY'S` READINEE-- BEN.
EFIT OF THE SOLDIERS' AID SOCIZTX.,--The
above celebrated elocutionist *J drama
render will give one of his interesting end
instructive entertainments in Rheem's Mali (
,on Monday evening next, January 28d.—
One half of the proceeds of this. performance
ere to be ,appropriated to the Soldiers' Aid ,
Society of our tt wn.
Mr. WIIITNEi COME% to ui highly recoup
mended by sonist of the most -
literary sayan's of EuriNe and-America". The
following, poem , additssed..to Mr. W. by
one of England's sweetest songetiosses will
idea" of the estimation in which
ho is held by those competent: o judge of
MART HOWITT ON PROF. WIIITAT
To Charles Whitney, Esq
In King Lear the grestnesle of your soul we view,
You tread the paths frequented by the few,
With -SO much.force you speak, a nd so much eau--
Virtue and sensor bow duret you hope to plisses!
Yet crowds the intonations of every line
Impartial clapp'd. and own'd the tones divine,
Ev'n the sour critics, who malicious cam,
Eager to censure and resoled to bi me;
Sullen approv'd, too obstinate to melt.
And sicken'd with the pleasure which they felt,
Not so the fair, their passions secret kept,
Silent they heard, but, as they heard, they wept;.
Se,.! brw your tones Columbia's youth Inflame,
They long to shoot and ripen Into fame ;
Applauding Audiences disturb their rest,
And unborn Seward," heave In every breast;
Their nightly dreams their daily thoughts repeat,
And pulses high with fancied glories beat;
Bo grler'd to view the Oropean spoilt,
The young Derrmethenes vow'd equal hits;
Did then his schemes of future honor, draw
From the long triumph which with miles he saw;
How shall roar un•ival'd worth proclaim,
Lost In the spreading circle of your fame;
'Von 1 TO vain on 'tingle features dwell,
While all the of the how of oui" excel,
To the rich store. no dubious is the feast,
We know not which to pus, or which to tact*,
The shining incident, so justly fall,
We may the whole new scenes of transport call;
Thus jewels confaund our wand'ring eyes,
And with variety of gems snrprise;
Rare napplefien, bore-the Sardietn 'stone Is seen,
The topes yellow, and the jeerer green;
The costly brilliant there 'confuedly bright,
From numerous surfaces dart trembling light,
The different - coloen mingling In a blaie,
Silent we stand, linable when to prelim
In pleasure sweetly lost ten thou sand ways;
Lotting down the golden chains from on high,
Drawing en audience upward to the sky—
Transported demi-gode stood round
And women grew angel, at the sound; '
Of that voice' If youtselven are old, make it yf ur
Ms bloody tears oar do.p attention dra*e;
itscites by turns our various hopes and tsars
The Father l• full of•griefas ago" appears, •
(My soul could only thank you wl , ll her tears.)
Tot with sue, wondrous art your skilful head
Does all the passions of the soul command;
That e'en my gr of to prams, and woncer turn'd,
And enry'd the groat Lear which Bret I moura'd.
Signed, dt•ltT LIOWITT
Be'grave Square, London.
SOUTH MII)DLETON TEACHERS' INSTI
TUTE.—The proceedings of the above Insti
tute, as published in our last, contained some
reflections of nn unpleasantly personal char
acter on the performance of Mr. JOHN A.
Itit TI.I.ICR, a member of the institute. In the
hurry of proof rending, immediately before
going to press, this matter escaped our notice
or it should have been certainly expurgated
from the report.
'Mr. MILLER feeling himself aggrieved,
sends us a communication which for several
obvious reasons, wo must decline to publish.
Inasmuch, however, aswe unwittingly gave
publicity to the statement which - Mr. M.
complains did him great injustice, we feel
obliged to give him the benefit of his state
ment that the report in so far as it relates to
him and his part in the proceedings was dic
tated by a malicious spirit of envy which
found its expression in a partial and garbled
report of his action.
HEAL )'STATE: SA LES.— On Monday,
January, 30th, Mn. J. S. H. Keller will
sell the well known property at the head of
the Big-Spring, in Cumberland County.
The tract contains abont fifty acres of arable
land of an excellent quality, and abounds in
IRON ORE. As a location for a watering
place the situation is unsurpassed in the
On Tuesday the 81st, he will sell 483 acres
of mountain land, a mile and a half South
of Milltown and adjoining the Pine Grove
property on the North. A good farm of
several hundred acres may be made out of
this property. Mr. K., will meet at Mill
town, on the 27th and 28th inst., with any
persons who desire to go with him to view
On Wednesday, Fobunry Ist, he will sell
his personal 1 ruperty consisting of stock,
farming utensils, &e.
SKATING.—Most people who indulge
in this fascinating sport aro aware that in
more Northern countries, whore " swi ft riv
ers are with sudden ice constrained," it is
oven more common than here; that in the
winter season in Lapland it affords the only
means of foot travel; that skates are of as
much use as feet among the frozen snows of
Russia, and that in Holland everybody wears
shoes upon metal runners over the frozen
rivers and canals, from the wealthy and stal
wart burgher down to the slim, blooming
fraulein, or the amply developed frau, who
in the season of ice and snow does her mark
eting and her shopping upon skates. Wheth
er it be the fashion in this good old country
of dykes and ditches for the one to roll into
his beer saloon upon these feet, or for the
other to float upon her wings of steel in at
the shop door to buy a kreutzer worth of rib
bons or of "krout," the charming Deutsch
books which find their way to this side of tho
pond which never freezes vouchsafe no infor
With the simple fact that skates are the
common means of winter travel in lElolland,
Lapland, Russia, and other icebound coun
tries, the knowledge of most skaters ends.—
It is hero that we propose to take up the sub
ject, and give a few wrinkles even to those
who can cut them much better upon the ice
It may not bo generally known that both
the nom and the article skates are taken by
other nations from one of the countries of
which we have been spcaking, namely, Hol
land, yet such is the cane. From a land whose
merits we are accustomed to underrate, and
from a people whom wo aro wont to di& nr-
ago as eluggiSh and immobile, we have taken
the most graCeilil and agile of all our sports.
Holland is the birth-place of skating. The
art there is "native and to the manor,born.'
Dutch minstrels have tuned their harps to
its praises, and the Germans have joined them
in the song. The great Goethe, and Herder,
and other bards celebrated it in tuneful verse .
and Klopstock has said, with the enthusinsia
of a lover, that man upon skates, " like, the
Homeric god '
s,' strides With winged feet over
'the sea, transmuted into solid ground." But.
thought() Holland were 'doubtless indebted
for the ihethod of skating; which gives such
*exquisite pleasure. for an art that is in other
countries merely the necessary mode of tray.
el, , We are perhaps to look to the latter as the
oriOnators'of the practiee; Which id M)rtabily
very ancient; of wearing runners =upon the
feet in traiersing, thole°. „ •
In the Edda, si romance written more than -
'eight hundred years ago, the god Utter is