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SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1863,
13- Messrs. MA THER & ABBOTT, No. 335
Broadway, New-York, are duly authorized to
act for us in soliciting adverfisments, &c., and
recoipt for the same.
E General Burnside was not re
quested to resign, but insisted upon his
own resignation, and said be would not
leave Washington until his resignation
was accepted. The immediate cause of
this peremptory step was a difficulty be
tween him (Burnside) and Hooker.—
When General Burnside found he was
buried in the mud with his artillery,
wagons, &a., a counsel of war was held,
in which Burnside proposed to leave the
artillery and make an infantry fight.—
Gen. Burnside reasoned that as he was
buried in the mud, so must the enemy.
be, and that he could do as well without
artillery as the enemy could. General
Hooker opposed this, and said, he would
not go without the artillery—whereupon
the expedition was abandoned. Imme
diately after the retrogade movement,
Gen, Burnside went to , Washington and
resigned. —Speciat Despatch to the N.
gir The indications are unmistakable
that au active campaign will at once
commence under General Hunter s and
it is probable that Savannah, as being
comparatively the nearest of the two
principal points of attack, will be first
attended to. On the 18th, the iron-clad
frigate Ironaides arrived at Port Roy
al ; on the 19th, the Monitor•battery
Montauk arrived, and on the 20th the
Monitor-battery Passaic made her ap
pearance. The Montauk, on the 24th,
took her departure again, in company
with two gunboats—her destination not
stated, but probably the Savannah river.
it was understood, also, that large rein
forcements of , troops were soon to ar
rive in the department, and immediate
steps are to be taken by General Hun
ter for the organization of a large num
..ber of soldiers of "African descent."
- Don. Mr. Stevens reported a bill
providing.for the appointment of a Dep
uty Register of the Treasury, with a
salary of $2,500 per annum. He said
the cowrnittee had received a letter
from L. E. Chittenden, Register of the
Treasury, stating that owing to severe
physicist labor and other causes he has
u rheumatic paralysis in his right hand.
and therefore is nuable to discharge his
official duties, he asks Congress to ap
point a deputy register. The bill was
introduced in accordance with this re
quest, the bill was amended by making
the salary of the deputy $2,000 and lim
iting the continuation to one year from
date, the bill was then passed.
eas- The Hancock House, on Beacon
street, Boston, is again offered for sale.
It was the residence of Governor Han
cock, the first signer of the Declaration
of independence, during the latter
years of his life, and has been frequently
in the market. At one time the state
came near effecting the purchase of it,
but a governor's veto interposed. It
was built in 1735, and is inseparably
connected with our revolutionary history.
It stands on an eminence commanding
a fine view of the common, is of the
most substantial construction, and, ev
erything considered, the most valuable
property in Boston.
iferM onnd City, Ark., a short distance
north of Memphis, was burned on the
15th instant, by a detachment of nation
al troops. It has long been the resort
of guerillas. Only two houses were left
lir A pear from California is on ex
hibition in New York. It appears to
be of the 'variety called the "Ouchesse
d' Angoaleme," and weighs three pounds
and seven ounces.
lifir The Architect, Thomas 11. Wal
ter, Esq., has submitted an estimate to
Congress for the Capitol extension of
$500,000, and for the new dome $200,-
Gir Ralph Waldo Emerson was in the
American Rouse at Niagara Falls when
it was burned last week, and narrowly
escaped through the smoke and flames.
• Gm- There wore coined at the mint in
Philadelphia, during December, five
inilliop four hundred and thirty thousand
cents, and yet the cry is for more.
lir General Hooker--" Joe Rooker"
—has taken command of the Army of
the Potomac. Gen. Burnside was re
lieved at his own request.
oar The Legislature of Washington
TerritOry „; pti:iliets . by fine and imprison
'mint *4A/1-who refuses to receive le
gal teudetnotes at par.
tur John Anderson, a fugitive slave,
whose case excited so much interest
some time Since, is Co leave England for
laiberia, to settle.
A GOOD ACT.—Gen. Butler, before
leaving New Orreacs, caused the bronze
eyestrain statue of Jackson, which
ornamented Jackson square, to be fin
ished by placing on the pedestal the
inscription originally intended by the
Committee to whom was intrusted the
work of erecting the monument. The
General found that the inscription in,
tended for the monument—those mem
orable words of the great President
"The Union must and shall be preserved,"
had not been carved oat on the pedes
tal and be caused it to be done.
OFFICERS TO BE .DISMISSED.—The na•
mes of one hundred and fifty officers are
now before the- Secretary of War, as
candidates for dismissal from the service
for absence from their commands
without leave. A. panacea for this
crime of desertion is in preparation in
Congress, and will surely be perfected
into a law, to reduce all such officers to
the ranks. The same law will force de
seting privates to serve out the full term
of their enlistments with the time of
their absence added on.
FATAL SKATING ACCIDENT.-A gentle
man named Gowan, a prominent citizen
of Wilmington, Mess., and his wife were
drowned last Wednesday, on a skating
pond in that town. The lady first
broke through the ice, and her husband
went to her rescue, but got into the wa
ter himself, and both were dead before
assistance reached them.
is, or has been a member of the board
of Selectmen. The sad accident crea
ted much excitement in the vicinity.
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS.—An act
has been read in the Legislature which
repeals the act now in force relating to
county superintendents of common
schools. It proposes for the election of
a superintendent by the directors in
each and every county— but his pay is
to come from the teachers or applicants
for schools. Each applicant for a situa
tion is to pay one dollar for an examina
tion, whether he receivee acertificate or
EDUCATION AND LOTALTY.-M r. Robin
son, the Superintendent of Public In
struction in Kentucky argues that igno
rance was the tool of treason in the
soath. He produces statistics to show
that the counties in Kentucky in which
common schools have been most largely
established and most liberally sustained,
are those which have been most distin
guished for a cordial, immovable and
self-sacrificing attachmentto the Union.
ear Judge Advocate General Holt
has laid the record in the case of Gen.
Fitz John Porter, which he had spent
three days in making up, before the
President, who signified his approval of
the findings of the court-martial, and
ordered the sentence to be carried into
execution. The findings are that he is
guilty on every one of the charges pre
ferred, and the sentence is that he be
dismissed from the service.
eir It is said that English ladies in
Southern Italy overwhelm Garibaldi
with letters, in which they entreat of
him to send them an autograph or a lock
of his hair. Were their desires satis
fied, it is said, the General's bead would
be as bare as the palms of their hands.
An Englishman offered $5OO for the
bullet taken from the Liberator's foot ,
but could not obtain it.
eir Massachusetts is going to it again.
What will conservationism think of the
terrible innovation, of a State underta
king to pay all its troops in the national
service promptly as their wages are due,
borrowing money to do it, and taking
the General government's stipend
whenever it may please the Secretary of
the_ -Treasury to pay it ! Can this be
dir Gov. Andrew, of Massachusetts,
has caused editions of the President's
proclamation, in tiny, book form and
with attractive, covers, to be issued, and
has had packages of them franked to
various officers in the service from Mae
achusetts, requesting them to undertake
to introduce the proclamation amongst
the slaves wherever opportunity oc
r Mrs. James Cobden, who resides
in West Newton, gave birth to an infant
boy on Monday while going out in the
cars on the 'Worcester railroad. Both
are doing well. The boy's training
should ba looked after, lest he grow up
a. "fast" youth. Yes put down the
"brakes" on that fellow, and "switch"
him off, in advance.
sr Up to Jan. 9, General Rosecrans
had sent to Nashville, from hiurfrees.
borough, 1250 rebel prisoners represen
ting all the cotton States, except South
Carolina. There were over 400 more to
be sent forward, and these are in addi-
tion to the large number of wounded
whom the rebels abandoned when they
or So certain did Fitz John Porter
feerof acquittal that he had, only the
day before the return of the verdict, ap
plied to the President for a leave of
abscence. When told that he was dis
missed from the service, he was power
hilly affected as well as astounded.
ilFr Gan. Cameron has offered to lead
a brigaie of African Unionists into the
heart of the rebellion.
Short Scraps of News from our Exchanges.
The vote by which Charles Sumner,
was re-elected to the Senate was 227 to
Lamartine has sold his "Memoirs
from beyond the Grave " for forty
thousand dollars, This is dying to some
John Slidell "received," on New
Year's day, in Paris, and was called on
a good deal by persons of Secesh in
The Governor of Minnesota sent his
message to the Legislature on Tuesday.
He demands the removal of the Indians
beyond the border of the State.
Speaker Grow is named in connection
with the Commission of Internal Reven
ue, when the position shall be vacated
by Commissioner Boutwell, M. C., elect.
Several Wench journals speak of
the approaching marriage of Marshal
Canrobert to Mdlle. blEactlonold, a
relative of the Dukede Taranto.—
The Marshal was born in 1809.
The Baizell mills at Atlanta Illinois,
are now running with corn for fuel in
stead of wood, that article being cheap
er and more easily obtained than either
coal or wood.
Garibaldi's return to his island home,
in Caprera is made the subject of elabo
rate description by the correspondents
of the English papers. His litter was
lowered from the frigate Sardinia to a
boat, and thence removed to the shore.
A lady communicates to the Harris
burg Union the conclusion, resulting
from long investigation, that diptheria
is mainly caused by the want of a suffi
cient quantity of common salt in ordina
The number of workmen. in, the cotton
manufacturing districts of France out
of employment is said to reach 300,000,
with no present. prospect of their being
relieved from their present state of ab
General Breckinridge had one of his
ears taken off at the battle of. Mur
freesboro. It should be preserved in
souse. The General is marked just as
common thieves are in Eastern coun
Three htmdred and twenty-five mem
bers of the Anderson Troop, who mu
tinied and refused to take part' in the
battle of Murfreesboro, are now con
fined at Nashville, in a building former.
ly used as a smoke-house.
er Troops are constantly leaving Cin
cinnati for Memphis, a fact which indi
cates that the War Department does
not participate in the fears regarding
General Rosecrans' situation and need
Some curious genius states, as the
result of au estimate, that a million of
one dollar treasury notes would weigh
over a ton, and make a pile as high as
the Washington monument. This will
give some idea of the labor of preparing
our treasury-note issue.
The St. Louie Republican says :
"Small-pox is spreading in every di
rection over the country. We hear of
it in many towns and all along the river.
Wherever soldiers or prisoners of war,
or contrabands go, more or less of the
disease is sure to make its appearance.
One reason urged against the Procla
mation of Emancipation is, that it will
let loose the slaves in bloody insurrec
tions. The best way to avoid this is
precisely the one taken by some of our
Generals—that of organizing them as a
regular military force and placing them
On the 31st of December Lieutenant
Colonel Garesche was killed at Mar.
freesboro, and on the 29th of December
Major Garesche was killed at Vicks
burg. Thus at different points, nearly
a thousand miles apart, the two brothers
have lost •their lives within two days of
Four tons of soldiers' packages were
delivered in the Artily of the Potomac
during three days of last week by the
Adams and Harden express companies.
Some of the packages were made up at
the soldier's homee in various parts, of
the North months ago. • A few of them
contained mince pies.
Strong brown paper is now manufac
tured at the Salisbury paper mills, in
Orange county, N. Y., from "cat tails,"
the product of the wild flog growing in
low grounds all over the Notth. The
proprietor, Mr. Oakley, is experiment
ing with a view of making white paper
also, from the same material.
The Hon. T. A. Hendricks,just elect
ed United States Senator from Indiana,
for six years, was a Representative in
Congress from Indiana from 1851 to
1855. In the latter year he was ap
pointed Commissioner of the General
Land Office, by President Pierce—an
office he held under Mr, Buchanan.
Senator Sumner was to have been
serenaded in honor of his re-election,
but -he declined the compliment, and
requested that the money that would
have been spent for music should be
given to the Hospital Fund, which was
done. There are, doubtless, pro-slavery
eyes that will see some frightful aboli
tion plot in this act.
THE PENNSYLVANIA RESERVES.—The
expectations of our citizens that this
gallant corps would be ordered to Har
risburg for the purpose of recruiting
their skeleton ranks are doomed to dis
appointment. The Reserves will remain
OD the battle field to inspire, by their
unparalleled deeds of heroism, the ar
mies of the Union. Doubtless that un
daunted though now sadly diminished
phalanx, in whose charge the honor of
our State has eve r remained untar
nished, may yet have the -privilege of
deciding the last great Waterloo of the
TRAGEDT AT PITTRBORo.—On Friday
afternoon last, a man named John Mc-
Cormick was shot by a girl whom he had
seduced under the promise of marriage.
She had preferred the :charge against
him, the case was heard before the al
derman, and all appeared satisfied, and
he was leaving the office, when he drew
a pistol and shot him deliberately. Re
was taken into the office and died in a
short time, the girl watching him. She
immediately gave herself up to the au
4rThe Dutch have set on foot a
gigan tic work of canal improvement.—
It is proposed to construct a ship canal,
from Amsterdam through New Holland
towards the sea, to be thirteen miles
long, two hundred feet wide and twenty
four feet deep. This canal will shorten
the distance from Amsterdam to Lon
don and all ports south of the Texel by
about eighty miles, so that vessels will
soon be enabled to reach the sea in a
few hours, whereas the present Journey
over the.Simlugar and the North Hol
land canal sow occupies several days,
and sometimes weeks.
sr The clergy and negroes set the
fashion in dress and in politics, in Wash
ington. Large white clergical bands
are worn by the belles. Frizzled hair
is all the rage. Ladies cut their lovely
locks about fair inches long, and curl
them at night over the forehead and
close to the head. These curls are all
.combed through in a mass next morn
ing, and stand out like a darkey's hair,
precisely. I have seen, says a corres
pondent, many a dark-skinned woman
I try as hard to get the kink out of her
hair as our ladies try to get it in.
or The Chicago Tribune says—" The
37th Regiment of lowa Volunteers,
(known as the "Greybeard" regiment,)
have left St. Louis for the south. A
striking peculiarity of this regiment is,
that nearly all its members, officers and
men, are over forty-five years of age.—
Three-fourths of them are grey-headed,
and many of them have long, white
beards, giving them a venerable appear
ance. Many have sent their sons to the
field, and are now following them.".
pkgr Gen. Wool, who has been recent
ly assigned to the department of the
East, including all the States east of
New York, has entered vigorously into
the discharge of his new duties. The
different harbors and forts in his depart
ment will be put in a perfect state.—
The forts on the sea coast are to be
fortified, and will at once be strengthen
ed and put in an invulnerable state of
OW Washington is full of rumors that
Gen. McClellan has tendered his resig
natiod. Ever since thq publication of
Gee. Hitchcock's letter, severely com
menting on Gen. McClellan's conduct,
the gossippers have been noising it
around that the latter would b e court
martialed on charges preferred by the
former in behalf of the President.
ar On last Simday, in New York
city, the interment of Philip Hirsch
Horn took place, and addresses were
made by Rev, Dr. Raphael, and Rab
bi Moses Aronson. The _deceased
was probably one of the oldest Israelites
in the United States, having reached the
idvanced age of one hundred and five
ifir Eighteen professional gamblers,
connected with the "robbery" of Pay
master Cook, (who gambled away . money
furnished to pay soldiers) have been ar
rested-at Cleveland, Columbus, Cincin
nati and Cairo, and have been taken to
Louisville. Cook's deficit is $253,000 ;
73,000 were taken from- the party ar
rested at Ciiro.
or The Trustees of one of the New
Haven Churches has given directions to
have all the cotton-stuffed cdahions in
the seats of the buirdlig r elierhauled,
that they may be re-filii4 With some ar•
tide not so valuable, but quite as ser
a' There were coined in . the mint in
Philadelphia during December, five
million four hindred and thirty thousand
cents and yet the cry is for more.
':The New York Assembly has at
length succeeded in organizing by elect
ing Mr. Callicott, Union Democrat, the
A bill has been introduced in the
Minnesota Legislature to outlaw all In
dians and half breeds who, may venture
outside the limits of the reservation.
Count Gabriel Mastai, the Pope's
oldest brother, aged eighty-four, is dan
gerously ill at Sinigaglia, and there is
little hope of his recovery.
GEN. BUTLER TO RESLT3IC MS COMMAND.
—h may be positively stated that Gen.
Butler will resume command of the De
partment of the Gulf. His headquarters
will at first be at New Orleans, and soon
st a higher point on the Mississippi.
This determination in regard to him
was arrived at immediately after his de
parture froth Washington for the north.
It was the inevitable result of his con
ferences with the President and heads of
No one here could tell Gen. Butler
why he was recalled. He declared he
would cheerfully carry out the plan
formed for bim by the government if the
means, being an army such as that which
Banks commands at New Orleans, or
that which Sherman or McClernand
To organize an African army without
the assistance and co-operation of a
white army be declared to be out of
the question, and the alternative was
soon presented of leaving Gen. Butler
to spend the winter and spring at home
at Lowell with his boy, or to sending
him to take the place of Gen. Banks or
that of Gen. McClernand. He will, on
his return, have the troops for which he
asked in vain, and more than once,
months, before he was snrperseded, will
have new responsibilities and a broader
field of duty.—N. Y. Tribune.
ear A Citizen of Boston has presen
ted a magnificent sword to Fitz John
Porter, "for gallant services in defence
of his country." This presentation is
very equivocal. The "country," which
Porter strove most to:defend, judging by
the testimony before the Court of In
quiry which ordered his cashiering, was
the land of treason—the home of slavery.
Therefore, we imagine this citizen of
Boston to be one of those dough face
democrats, who have been presenting
much that is "magnificent," to just such
loyal (?) men as this disgraced Porter,
ever since the rebels have been in arms.
sr It is noteworthy, as a sign of the
times, that the recent radical speech of
Judge Kelley, of the House, in favor of
the President's proclamation, printed en
tire in the The Cambridge (Md.) Weekly
Intelligencer, which has the reputation
of being Governor Hick's home urgan ,
and in part, also, in The Delaware (Wil•
mington) Republican. Mr. Kelly's
speech was in answer to one of a hor
der-State character by Mr. Crisfield, of
Cr There is a newspaper in Grant
county, Wisconsin, which bears the en.
phonious title of the "National Broad
axe," and has for "our platform—the
Star Spangled Banner." The editor's
motto is, "Hew to the line, let the chips
fall where they may. And be says the
Broadaxe "is devoted to the dissemina
tion of national principles. Our country
first, last, now and forever. Banish po
litical corruption, and bury the war-club
eir Richmond papers Bay that the ne
groes employed there on fortifications
are literally starved. The rations given
them are : For dinnsr, three-quar.
tars of an ounce of meat and three
ounces of bread ; the same of bread
without meat for breakfast and sup
per—and the bread is heavy and in
digestible ; altogether, twelve ounces
of food per day. The owners of the ne
groes are raising a row about the mat
air Some of those who formerly own
ed the slaves emancipated in this Dis
trict by act of Congress, are "on the
page" because the amount of ransom is
only forty-three and eight-tenthe per
cent. of the valuation of their "chattles"
by, a professional negro-trader employed
by' the Commissioner& They declare
that they will not touch this fraction of
what they claim. We shall see who re
Wives, Mothers and Sisters,
whose Husbands, Sons and Brothers are
serving in the Army, cannot put into
their knapsacks a more necessary or
valuable gift than a few boxes of Hollo
way's Pills & Ointment. 4 They insure
health even under the exposures of a
soldier's life. Only 25 cents a Box or .
isir Gen. Mitchell has ordered the
destruction of the property of certain
rebels who have been convicted of ob
structing the railroads near Nashville.
Re gives notice that hereafter all rebel
property within one mile of any place
where railroads are destroyed will be
burnt, as far as possible.
Brigadier Gen. Blunt has again
assumed command of the district of
Kansas. His first order directs the
immediate arrest of certain attorneys
and war claim agents who are exciting
dissatisfaction and - insubordination
among the soldiers..
The horse corral in the vicinity of
Washington, where diseased horses are
cared and vicious ones trained, has con
nected with it a shoeing _ Department,
having three-rows of furnaces, contain
ing eighteen fires in each row.
Or We notice that attempts have al
ready been made in Vermont to manu
facture maple sugar. Trials . last week
proved that the sap run well. This is
owing to the extremely - mild season.
A brigadier genera con
a division has been placed under a: r
by General Burnside, for detioutir::)4
the policy of the Administration upon
the slavery question and expressing dis
loyal sentiments. This general has daily
been expecting promotion to the rank
of major general and assignment to the
command of a corps. Last winter be
was reported to the Committee on the
the Conduct of the War for expressing
disloyal sentiments, and his confirma
tion as brigadier general held back for
several weeks, but at the last moment
his Democratic friends succeeded in
overcoming their scruples, and he was
The- Boston Post states a fact
very creditable to Gov. Andrew, viz :
that on thanksgiving day he dined with
Louis Hayden, the black man who holds
the office of messenger at the State
House. Twenty-five guests were pres
ent, the governor and his secretary be
ing the only white men. , "We dare
say," says the Springfield Republican,
"the Governor had a good dinner and
plvizantzompanions, and there is no
reason why he should not dine with
Hayden, or invite him to his own table,
for Hayden is a sensible fellow, and
quite up to the State House average of
respectability to say the least.",
Karsandas Madhavadas, a ITindoo
citizen of Bombay, a well-known student
of American . history and literature, has
sent $l,OOO to Richard H. Dana, Jr., of
Boston, to be given for the relief of suf
fering soldiers' families. kir. Dana di
vided the amount between two families
—one-that of a teacher who had lost
two sons by the war and had six daugh
ters to provide for ; the other being a
widow and young children of a Major of
artillery, otherwise without resources.
One fardiiy was American and Protest
ant, the other Irish and Roman Ontho.
Cr Captain Buford, of Gen. Critten
den's staff, had a remarkable escape in
the Murfreesboro battle. A bullet
struck him fairly on the breat and.flat
tened completely without perforating
the flesh. He picked it out of his uni
form with his fingers. He did not wear
a coat of mail. The Colonel of the
Eighty-sixth Indiana did and it say 41
his life. A ball struck him fairly over
his heart and knocked him off hiihorse,
without hurting him. He mounted and
proceeded to fight.
sr Miss Lavinia Warren, now at
Barnum's, is really an attractive little
personage. Her face has a most win
ning sweetness. Her form is not, how
ever, quite so enviable as advertised' by
the showman. She speaks of her ap
proaching marriage to Tom Thumb with
maidenly modesty but evident satisfac
tion. Commodore Nutt seems not at
all cast down, and his eye is on Miss
Warren's sister, said to be still smaller,
and just sixteen.
gir A private in the Second Virgin
ia Cavalry turns out to be a woman
named Jenny Prater, hailing from Law
rence county, Ohio. She has been ar
rested and gent to Camp Chase. The
Gallipolie Journal . says she is "fair as a
rose, plump•as a partridge, and in smo
king and swearing is fully the equal of
any trooper in the army."
air General Hitchcock, who was one
of the judges in the trial of Fitz John
Porter, and who has just written a let
ter charging General McClellan with
disobedience of orders, is a Vermonter,
was appointed Major General on the
accession of sir. Stanton to the War
Department, and has since been the
chief military - - adviser of the White
House. and the War Office.
gar A philanthropic lady has estab
lished, near Manchester, Eng., a kitchen
where factory girls may be trained in
simple cooking and general housework.
The girls are taken for -one month, in
turns, from a sewing school whose pu
pils are supplied with three meals a
day frOm the kitchen.
ea- A man in Brooklyn, named Hugh
Kelly. went to bed intoxicated on Mon
day night, and falling out, was found on
the floor dead with his neck dislocated.
HALT I HALT ! ! HALT ! ! !-A Cry /rm.
Washington! ATTENTION ! ATTENTION I It
Wives, Mothers and Sisters,
Whose husbands, sons and brothers are ser
ving in ,the Army, cannot put into their knap
sacks a more necessary or valuable gift than a
few boxes of
HOLLOWAY'S PILLS AND OINTgERT.
They insure health even under the exposure
of a Soldier's . life. Only 25 cents a Box or
SciLnxmas' SPECIAL NOTICE !
Do your duty to yourselves ! Piotect your
13" Read the following, just received this
day from Washin,gton
WAsuiricaole, D. C.
T. HOLLOWAY, M. D. -
DEAR Sra avail myself of this oppor
tunity to express my grataude for your kind
ness hileing so prompt in sending me your
valuable Pitts and Ointment. Hundreds of
poor soldiers have been made comfortable and
well by the use ofayour medicines, and they
all can testify to their healing powers and ca
pability of giving instant relief. It has, with
tn my MR observation, saved many a poor
soldier from long sickness and much aullering.
D. G. VOSE, Washington, D. C.
November 4, 1562. L2U71:.2t.