The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, December 27, 1862, Image 2

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1.1. Messrs. MATHER & ABBOTT, No. 335
Broadway, New-York, are duly authorized to
act for us in soliciting advertisments, and
receipt for the same.
tEr Forney's Press of Tuesday morn
ing, speaking of the resignation of Mr.
Seward and Mr. Chase, says : "The
late occurrences in Washington, involv
ing the• resignation of the Secretary of
State and the Secretary of the Treasury,
have been very much misrepresented by
designing men with a view to dishearten
the friends of the country and unite its
enemies. Whatever may have led to
the course of these ministers, we feel
certain that their_compliance with the
wish of the President is the best evi
dence of their patriotism and the ab
sence of truth in the absurd stories
that have been overburdening the news
paper press for the last four days.--
Those who regarded these resignations
as the begining of the long-looked-for
political revolution that was to destroy
the Administration and bring the sym
pathizers with the rebellion into power
will see in the action of the Secretary of
State and the Secretary of the Treasury
a disappointment of their treasonable
hopes. We are told that there was a
Senatorial caucus, and elaborate reports
of such a meeting have been published.
We cannot, of course pretend to Com
ment upon any action that was,secret
to the public, and therefore secret to
us, and it would be unjust for us to as
sume any of the hundred rumors floating
around as the ground for any opinion.
This much we will- say, however : The
Senators are the advisers of the Execu
tive. They were perfectly justified in
recommending any course of action to
him that seamed to serve the public
welfare. It was a recommendation, and
nothing more; and it was treated with
proper and careful attention by. the
President and his Cabinet. He might
accept their advice or decline it, for
as the Executive power, his own wiltwas
absolute. Those whoknow the Pres
ident's sincerity, and his desire io serve
the cause, will regard his action with
pleasure, while all who have the good of
the country:at heart, and desire the suc
cess of the Administration as the means
of doing good, will welcome the an
nouncement of this morning as grati
fying evidence of its stability and har
mony, and its desire to sink all minor
differences, and push on the war to a
speedy and triumphant close.
delegation of Congressmen headed by
Vice President Hamlin have presented
to President Lincoln a petition of loyal
'Floridians that Eli Thayer be made ALL
tary Governor of Florida, with author
ity to enlist and take to his command
20.000 emigrants of a fighting breed.
The-petition was endorsed by 134 mem
bers of Congress, and General Hunter's
certificate of approval. The President
gave the subject most favorable atten
ion, and promised speedy action.
ifir Dr. John W. Wallace (Rep.) will
contest the election to Congress of Gen.
Jesse Lazier in the Greene, Washing
ton, Beaver, and Lawrence district, Pa.
Samuel Shellabarger, of the Seventh
district of Chip, will contest the seat
Of S. S. Cox. Several of the Democrat.
is candidates in W eaten/ • States, who
were defeated•by the soldiers vote, pro
pose to contest.
The frigate United States sunk in
Norfolk Navy-yard when that place was
evacuated by our forces, has been raised
and men are now at work on the new
sloop, Cumberland, which was slunk by
the Merrimac. No doubt the whole
will be raised, including the Merrimac
or The Grand Jury of Milwaukee
county, Wisconsin, have instructed the
District Attorney to present to them
for indictment at their next session, on
the 4th of January next, all persons who
shall then be engaged in circulating or
issuing shinplasters of any character.
sir In New London, on Thanksgiving
morning, a,man , by the name of Farrel
after making fire, went up stairs to tell
his wife that everything - was in readiness
for cooking the thanksgivinggoose. He
found his wife sitting np in bed dead.
- Or A. petition has been presented to
the British Parliament, praying for a
Change in the present mode of dividing
the day into two divieions of twelve
bours each, and, in its stead, count the
hours from one to twenty-four.
ser Gen. Scott's letter to the Old
Pnl Functionary oreated quite a sen
s*itiii in *gland. The London Times
prouonuces its author the "Wellington
of Ar4jOica."
ar Th ere ut tee be eo change in the
In the Brooklyn Navy Yard seven
thousand men are now employed.
The pirate Sumpter is to be sold at
auction, in Gibraltar. the "290" had a
narrow escape from capture by the San
Jacinto, near Martinique, and is at large.
Rev. T. W. Higginson, of Worcester,
Mass., has accepted the Colonelcy of the
Ist South Carolina Colored Regiment.
Democrats in Congress are taking up
most of the time in offering resolutions
to embarrass the administration.
It 19 contemplated returning to their
churches all the houses of worship used
as hospitals at Washington, this month—
hospital buildings having been erected.
Congress has granted excisemen the
power to administer the oath to persons
paying taxes and making monthly and
other returns under the War Tax Laws.
Provost guards have been out in the
counties of Pennsylvania, hunting up
and sending to camps many deserters
and stragglers.
Daniel Mosteller, a respected farmer
of West Hemlock Tp., Montour Co., giv.
log way to despondency on account of
some troubles, has committed the aw
ful crime °flanging himself in his barn.
Cotton is arriving quite freely at Col
umbus, By., by rail, Within one month
past about 14,000 bales have reached
Cairo, Minas, en route to a Northern
Two hundred negroes returned with
'General Hovy, twenty-five of whom, he
found chained in a cane-brake. It
seems now, that owing to the rapid re.
treat of the rebels, there is not likely to
be Any:serious battle in Mississippi.
The McDowell Court-Martial haE! ev
ery appearance of ending in his entire
innocence of the charges made against
him. One of the principal charges were
drunkenness ; but strange to say he is
shown to be a "total abstinence man 7"
The West Virginia House of Repre
sentatives have passed resolutions ask
ing Senator Carlisle to resign, on the
ground that he has not fulfilled his pledg
es, and shown hiniself sufficiently in fa
vor of putting down the Rebellion.
Remember that the Law requiring:
stamps to be placed upon Notes, Drafts,
Bonds, &c., is in full force. No instru 7 .
ment of writing upon which a stamp is
required by this law, is valid unless a
stamp is placed upon it.
Rev. Arthur B: Fuller, Chaplain of the
16th * Mass., was among the first to cross
the river at Fredericksburg and was kill
ed in the act. He was a brother of Mar
garet Fuller, and was the "A. B. F."
correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune.
Four of the "greatest" European sur
geons were called in to see Garribaldi's
anele. Two of them said the ball was
still in it, and two said it was not.—
Late arrivals say the ball has been taken
out of the ancle, and he is now improv
A man in Albany city issued • four
thousand dollars in shinplasters. Threat
ened with the law, he began to call them
in, and, after redeeming five thousand
he repudiated the remainder declaring it
"a poor, mean business—the counterfeits
eat up more than the profits." He suf
fers and so do the poor holders.
Rev. I. 0. P. Baker, of a Lutheran
church in Allegheny county, has died
from mortification and amputations re
sulting from a felon begining at the
second joint ti the fore finger of the
right hand.
The French Empress is getting to be
more and more of a devotee, greatly to
the disgust of her liege lord and imperi
al husband. Her latest, demonstration
in this direction ti said to be the ex
pression of the determination to go to
Rome in the .spring. to pais Passion
A recent meeting of the Associated
Press of New York appointed a-commit
tee to invite proposals for a supply of
printing'paper for five years. This action
is likely to have some effect. A propo
sal has already been received from a par
ty to supply at a large reduction from
current prices.
Gov. Letcher, of Virginia, has found
a sober interval long enough , to write a
letter to the Richmond Examiner, in
reply to a report that he and Fernando
Wood were cooking up some peace ne
gotiations. -Letcher says he don't know
Wood, never saw him, and shouldn't
know him if he saw him. Wood's char
acter is such that even a drunken rebel
won't own him as an acquaintance.
Negroes in great numbers are coming
into Gen. Grant's lines, bringing horses
mules and wagons. They are set to
work ginning and baling cotton. They
receive wages-for their labor, and, it is
said, do twice the work they perfoirmed
as slaves. There is every indication
that if the masters were well disposed,
the transition from the system of invol
untary labor to paid labor would be mach
easier than may have supposed, and in
stead of being injurious to their masters
would be highly beneficial.
Acdording to General Burnsid e ' s
report-tbe• killed at F!ederickeburg only
amounted Co 1152 - end the wounded'
Omit 8000. % " •
•-v• - )taTITE
Comm RUMORS : It is ascertained
that. the Senators who met in caucus
last week were pledged to keep their
proceedings secret, excepting to the
President, and this they did with more
success than usually attends such delib
erations. the Secretary of State, how
ever, soon beard of the proceedings, and
he promptly , tendered hie resignation.—
On Friday night the committee from the
caucus again visited the President, and
remained with him and all the members
of the Cabinet (Secretary Seward•alone
being absent) for more than four hours.
The next day by noon Secretary Chase
sent in his resignation, not merely as a
matter of form. It is not known that
there was any objection to him on part
of the caucus.
Reports are current, bikt which cannot
be 'verified, Unit all of the members of
the Cabinet have - resigned. However
this may be, it is believed that none of
them will, in the least, embarrass the
Executive in the choice of their suc
cessors. While aline of the Senators
insist that all of them shall be undoubt
ed Republicans, othera are content to
liave the entire matter in the hands of
the President, so that he may act as
best to serve the Country in itfi present
Senator Fessenden and D. S. Dickin
son of New York are the most promi
nent, among others, named for Secretary
of State, and the belief is entertained
that, the former will soon be tendered
the appointment.
Speaker grow will probably be ten
dered a Secretaryship. Many of his
friends seem to regard this as nearly
It appears that at the caucus meeting
on Monday night, Senator Sumner offer
ed a resolution declaring that the Re
publican senators lacked confidence iu
Mr. Seward, and in delicate yet definate
terms requesting the President to dis
pense with his services, but at another
meeting on Thursday evening, a substi
tute for the original resolution was unan
imously adopted, recommending the
President to remodel his cabinet. Mr.
Seward has set the exampel. For some
time past Mr. S's friends have predicted
his withdrawal, and it is now rumored
that if he reraains in the Cabinet at all
a change must be made in the War De
partment and:that Gen. McClellan must
be substituted for Gen. flalleck.
linclkcommotion has been produced
in consequence of :the rumor that a:full
reconstructictn of thetCabinet has been
determined on. Various prominent men_
from the North are spoken of for the
new Cabinet. Here is one :
Secretary of State, Charles Sumndr,
" ""Treasury , Rob't J. Walker,
" " War, Ginn. N. P. Banks,
11 Navy, Joseph Holt,
These rumors are without any actual
foundation, althOugh it is known that Mr.
Chase will certainly be elected to the
United States Senate from Ohio, and
that he is anxious to be relieved from
the • arduous duties of his present posi
sion. He has not been mixed upin•the
exciting Cabinet imbrOlio, and the
reputed reconstruction of the Cabinet is
more the result of wisher than a state
ment of fact. It will turn out that - the
facts are simply these : Mr. Seward
and Mr. Blair, convinced that the 're
moval of Gen. McClellan from the po
sition of General in Chief was an error,
and anxious to repair the wrong thus
done, and to avert further disaster to
the Federal arms, have insisted that
there shall be a change in _ the War
Department:, and that McClellan shall
be restored to the position of General
in Chief. The cositest is simply be
tween Mr. Seward and Mr. Blair on
one side, and Mr. Stanton and Gen.
Halleck on the other. Mr.. chase is
also . spoken of for Secretary Of State .and
IfOrace.Greely for Postmaster General.
W. P. Fessenden is also spoken of for
Seward's place.
GEL BURNSIDE.— In the battle of
Fredericksburg, on Saturday, the gal
lant Cotemander•in:Chief was nearly the
whole day under fire, directing in person
the various opetations. Wherever he
made his appearance and was recognised
he was received with simultaneous bursts
of the warmest enthusiasm. He is ,
the highest degree popular with hi s
army. . The troops have the greatest
confidence in him, and he in his brave
boys. He has a'stupendous task before.
him ; but that he will perform it well
and decisively, we feel an abiding as
fed' A member of a Border State
cemmittee, appointed by a recent cam:
cue! states that, in the interview with
the President a few days since, he in
formed them that, as to the emancipa=
Lion proclamation, =he had acted from
the firm belief it would effect good re
sults ; but that if he could be convince d
to the contrary, he would modify , his po
sition upon that subject, his purpose be
ing to do.the best he could -under all
the circumstances which_surround shim.
Cr General Burnside has been in
Washington. He has held consultations
with the %President, Secretary of War,
and Commander-in-Chief. He reports
the army in excellent fighting condition ;
has every confidence in its -efficiency,
;and is anxious as ever-to assume and
illeintaih^ the offensive.` •
letter from the battle-field to the New
York World, says : "Your correspon
dent was an eye-witness to the mortal
wound of Gen. Bayard. It occurred
abort 3 P. M., at Gen. Franklin's head
quarters, in the rear of the line of battle
of General Smith's corps, and within a
few feet stood both General Franklin
ane General Smith, and a dozen other
officers. Gen: Bayard was sitting at the
foot of a large tree, when the enemy
suddenly opened a brisk artillery fire
upon one of our batteries, and their
shell fell in that vicinity very rapidly,
tearing up the ground, cutting the trees,
and killing horses. - In a moment a
shell struck at the very point where
General Bayard was sitting, nearly
severing his leg at the thigh. He was
at once removed to the Bernard House
Hospital, his wound examined and pro
nounced mortal. He lived perfectly
conscious until about 8 P. M., when he
died: He dictated three letters during
the afternoon, one to Col. Colborn of
Gen. M.cOlellan's staff, and one to his
affianced bride, to whom he was to be
married-on the 18th of this month. He
received a number of friends daring the
afternoon and evening, and his mind was
as - cool,and as placid as in the moments
of .brilliant health. GO. BaYard was
twenty-eight years of age.
eir The Attorney General has just
delivered his 'Opinion on the qnestion,
"Are colored men citizens of the United
States ?" The facts on which it is based
are stated as follows - : "The schooner
Elizabeth and Margaret, of New Bruns
wick, is detained by the revenue cutter
Tiger at Perth Amboy, N. J., because
commanded by a colored man, and so by
a person not. a citizen of the United
States. As colored masters are numer
ous, in onr coasting trade, I submit to
you the question suggested by Captain
Martin, of the Tiger, 'Are colored men
citizens of the 'United States, and there
fore competent to command American
vesseli ?' As some incorrect statements
have gone forth in regard to this opin
ion, we give the chief paints. 'The Con
stitution does not define the word "citi
zen," so the Attorney General examines
history ant the civil law, from the days
of Herne down, for its meaning. His
conclusion is that all free persons, with
out distincti in of race or color, if native
foorn, are citizens. A. distinction is
made between the inherit rights of citi
zens and the political privileges of cer
tain classes. All citizens have a right
to protection, but certain classes enjoy
the privileges of voting and holding of
fice. Hitherto, not only the public, but
jurists, have often confounded the two.
A child or a woman is a citizen, though
not always privileged . to vote or hold of
fine. The papers conclude as follows :
"And now, upon the whole matter, I
give it as my opinion that the free man
of color mentioned in your letter, if born
in the United States, is a citizen of the
United States, and, if otherwise quali
fied, is competent, according to the acts
of Congress, to be master of a vessel
engaged in the coasting trade." ,
;Er Mrs. Lucy Baker, the mother of
the late distinguished Senator and sol
dier, General E, D. Baker, - died on the
12th inst., at the residence of her son,
Dr. Alfred G. Baker, U. S. A., Barry,
Illinois. Mrs. Baker was a' native of
England, and a sister of Admiral Dick
erson, of the royal navy,; although at
the time of her death she was in her
eighty-fifth year, was remarkable still
for her energy of character, and the po
ssession of a taste and ability in refer
ence to Matters of art that was truly
wonderl'l;li. In-all matters pertaining to
the politics of the country at large she
was thoroughly versed; and her conver
sations and suggestions in reference to
passing events were at once original and
,iter The Historical Society of New
England, on hearing of the general send
ing of old books And pamphlets to the
paper manufacturers, by persons wishing
to realize the good prices now paid for
such matter, held a meeting in Boston
on Wednesday, and voted that every
Member be requested to visit paper
mills where practicable, and that agents
should be appointed for the same pur
pose, M order that old papers, pamphlets
and other documents which might prove
of historical interest might be saved.—
Some very important documents come
to light at the paper mills.
Ur Soldiers to the Rescued—Young
men, rushing into the exposures and
dangers of a Soldier's life, should pre
pare themselves for the fatal Fevers, the
Dyseutary, the Scurvy, which are al-
most certain to follow. Holloway's Pills
used occasionally during the campaign,
will insure sound health to every man.—
Only 25 cents per Box. 21.4
A. disease called the " Black
Tongue" is prevailing extensively among
the home belonging to - the army , in the
vicinity _of Washington city. The
tongue turns black, swells to an *min.
nmus size, so that the horse affectetlby
it is unable to eat. The disetse is very.
difficult to be cured.
sir General Butler cornpeler.the Epis
copal Clergy of New Orleans to pray
for the President of the United States.
But . it is likely that'compelled - Prayers
will do old Abe'but little`good f
' Col. Tom Ford, the non-hero of
Harper's Ferry, is out with a written
attempt to defend himself. His pen
isn't much mightier than the sword,
which might as well be a wooden one.
He calls the report of the Commission
that condemns him "a sad mixture of
truth and falsehood," and says that
these words of his "are deliberately
weighed and measured.", We should
like to hear him say whether the conse
quences to result from his miserable
conduct at Harper's Ferry were "delib
erately weighed and measured." If they
were, no dbubt he blundered sadly as to
both weight and measure. He indulges
in a laudation of hi s own "coolness, en
ergy, courage, and capacity," There
can bu no question as to the "coolness,"
but the more common name for the thing
is impudence. There are several shal
low fords at and near Harper's Ferry,
but Tom was the shallowest one ever
known there.—Prentice.
• tar It has been decided by the author
ities at Washington that if a soldier is
discharged before ha has served two
whole years, or to the end of the war, if
sooner ended, he forfeits his bounty.—
The back dues or wages, and fifty cents
for each twenty miles traveled from the
place of Aischarge to the place of enrol
ment, he is entitled to on the pay cer
ti6 cates from his nearest paymaster.—
If a snldieris killed,' or • dies ordisease,
before the end of the two years or the
close of the war, be has, under the liber
al construction of the law, served to the
end of the war, so far as he is or can be
concerned. Congress intended by the
provisions of the laws that no one should
have the bounty until the end of the
war. The $lOO bounty, by this law, will
be immediately paid, so soon as audited.
dar A communication in the Brooklyn
Eagle of yesterday positively contra
dicts the report that Mrs. John Dean,
formerly Misd Mary Ann Boker, of New
Y ork;,has- been "deserted by her hus
band and is now a pauper in the alms
house on Blackwell's Island." The cor
respondent says: "The writer had the
pleasure of seeing the lady on Saturday
last; when she was zealously engaged in
conducting a ladies' fair to aid the com
pletion of a Parochial school house la
tely erected in West Hoboken, N. J."
It is a little singular that private indi
viduals cannot be. let alone, but their
domestic relations must be-always con
sidered a kind of public property for
continual newspaper comment.
cgr The President has.achnowledged
the reception of the resignations of the
Secretary of State and Treasury, and in
formed them that after due deliberation
he came to the conclusion, that an ac
ceptance would be incompatible with
thopublic welfare, and therefore request
ed— them to resume their respective func
tions. The two Secretaries have accor
dingly resumed their places as Ileads
of the Departments.
ea- While the Monitor was at Wash
ington for repairs, her turret was found
uninjured. Over the indentations on
the turret, received at the engagement
with the Merrimac, has been inscribed
the name of the engagement, punched
into the into the- iron. She has now
gone forth to future - conquests, and her
sides may hereafter be inscribed all over
with the records of her victories.
ear Some nights ago Mr. henry Phil
lips, of Enfield, Connecticut, while fast
asleep, arose from his bed, procured an
axe, and inflicted several blows with it
on the head of his wife. Mrs. Phillips
finally succeeded in grappling with him.
He awoke, and learning the trouble, his
dismay was only equalled by hie pleas
ure that she was not killed. drs,. Phil
ips is in a fair way to recover.
air Faralera will be interested in
knowing-that they are lisible -to pay a
tax otthirty.cents per head for 'all the
beef cattle they slaughter for side, and
a tax of-five cents a heiid oii '
sheep and
ten cents a head on hogs they slaughter
for sale, provided the number :of hogs
or sheep exceeds twenty head in each
fir A Citizen of New York, whose
son belonging to the 9th regiment New
York State militia, was killed recently
in battle, writes to a paper in that city,
that the ,Colonel, every field officer, and
some of the captains of the Regiment
named, were in New York on the day of
the battle of Fredericksburg.
er John Hickman has introduced a
bill in Congress authorizing the Presi
dent to raise a hundred regiments of
negroes. It has been pretty well dem
onstrated now that negroes will fight
when they have the chance and there
seems to be a growing disposition to
give them that chance.
eir The late General Mitchell once
stated that when he held 150 . mites of
Tennessee river he was enabled to
do;it becalms he had intelligent slaves
in his employment, who kept him ad=
vise.d of the movement of the enemy.
Gir It is perhaps well that the seces
sion 'women :can't raise any babies,.
The thunder of Federal victories has
made, the , milk in their bosoms too sour
for nutrition.
sar Hen. James A. Peare,e, 11. ,S.
Senapr frorft, Maryland, died on ,Sat
nrdaY laacaged 56 years.
night, 12th instant, about 9 o'clock,
some person as yet unknown called at
the residence of Azariah Dougherty,
Esq., a merchant in Aunamesses, Som
erset county, Md., and said he wanted
to go in the store and procure some
thing. Mr. Dougherty was counting his
money at the time, and unsuspecting,
placed his money (some $400) in his
pocket. He stayed rather longer than
usual, and his wife went out to see the
cause of his detention, when she beheld
her husband in the last agonies of death,
produced by a blow over his head. The
store door was wide open. No clue to
the murderer has as yet been obtained.
—Somerset (Md.) Herald.
POSTAGE CURRENCY.—The soarcity of
small change still renders the demand
for postage currency unabated. As the
demand is much greater than the supply
at the present tate of production, the
Government will not be able to supply
the demand within a year. When it is
taken into consideration that only $4,-
000,000 worth has been issued, some idea
can be formed of the immense amount of
small change which has been withdrawn
from circulation, and the necessity for
prompt delivery of the remainder of the
' A scouting expedition, sent out
from Brownstown, Va., has just returned.
They made a march of 160 miles in nine
days ; caused the big thief, Ex-Secreta
ry Floyd, to retreat with -his force
across the Big Sandy to Pikeville, Ken
tucky ; burned tle town of Logan, with
the residence of Floyd, his mills, and
some adjoining farm buildings ; destroy
ed au ordnance store of the rebels at
Wyoming, and a commissary store on
the bead of Island creek; broke up a
ang of bushwhackers near Logan, and
captured 50 head of cattle, 40 horses,
some are:is, and 37 prisoners.
lir Rev: Thomas K. Beecher, brother
of Henry Ward Beecher, chaplain of a
regiment raised at Elmira, writes to the
New York Times, from near Warren
ton : "1 have been glad at heart to see .
our men in squads taking down a useless
fence by daylight, and putting the lum
ber to ser3ice. When they used to
steal it, bit by bit, the chaplain was
grieved. Bat when the order came
'Rise privates, take and build then I
felt like mixing dialects, and shouting
Bully Hallelujah !"
Or Bishop Potter of the Diocese of
Pennsylvania, has addressed a circular
to the clergy anal congregations of the
Diocese, recom 9 inektAuLthat in all the
congregations on some occialvm—skfpeht
lic worship between this and the Epi
phany, a collection be taken up for the
purchase of a cargo of provisions, to be
depatched from Philadelphia to Liver
pool for starving poor of Lancas
Cr The President has finally decided
to hang thirty nine of the convicted In
dians in Minnesota.. The reasons why
he singles out the thirty-nine are, that
no crime can be proved against two hun
dred and sixty•one of the. three hundied
Indians. Thiity-seven of them are
proved guilty of murder and two of rape ;
so he with perfect justice hangs thirty
nine and reprieves two hundred and six
ty,one of the number.
aur Senator Wilson's bill to aid the
State of Missouri in the work of eman
cipation,.provides that when the State
shall pass initable laws for the emanci
pation of ell thit slaves within the State,
the President shall issue five:per cent.
bonds `running thirty - years, to the
amount of twelve millions of dollars, to
compensate loyal sla've owner's in the
State of Missouri for the emancipation
of their slaves.
r t e' Major General Robert C. Schneck
has assumed command .of the Middle
Department, or Eighth Army Corps,
Major General Wool retiring. The lat
rer .ret urns immediateLy , to :his home, at
Troy, N.Y., but it-is-stud that - le- will
be assigned to An important command
soon to_be.establiOed in the East, with
New York city as head-quarters.
air According to
,the report of the
Postmaster-General:the regular postal
revenue for the past fiscal year, is only
$49,475 less than in the previous year ;
while the expenditures are less than in
1860, owing to the offset of the Southern
States, in 'which tbe receipts never have
nearly paid the expenses.
Cr Mr. Thurlow Weed has sold his
interest in the Albany Evening Journal
to Hon. Henry H. Van Dick, formerly
of the Albany. Atlas, who will assume
the editorship of the piper. Mr. Weed,
it is said, retires finally from editorial
responsibility after more- than forty
years service.
sr The New York Herald's New
Orleans correspondent says that Gener
al Beapregard's wife is lying dange*ous
ly sick in New Orleans, and General
Butler has sent General Beauregard a
kind invitation to visit her, assuring
him of every protection and courtesy.
lir Laid, Thursday a telegraphic dis
patch was sent from New York city,
between, three and four o'clock in the
afternoim, to San Francisco, and an
answer received between six and seven
in the 'evening ?