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herd't itort. Hntranoe'on Bf Tenth street.
Saturday, Nvber 30, 1861.
HeaullBtt Matter overy page.fa.
To CowuapoNDCjTs. No attention will be
paid to anonymous oonununloatlone,
We are glad to learn that on Thursday. Ad
jutant General Thomas sent out Instructions to
Uen. Sherman, In Btanfort, to take possession
of all the crops on tbe Island cotton, corn,
rice, etc on military account, and to ship the
cotton, aid sach other crops as were not want
ed for the army, to New York, to be sold there
for account of the Government ; also, to use
the negro slaves to gather and secure the crops
of cotton and corn, and to erect his defences at
Port Royal and other places on the Island,
These Instructions, so far as negroes are con
cerned, can; out tbe principles of the original
Instructions under which Gen. Sherman started
on this expedition, and which were so general
ly approved by the country. They seem to us
to be, In all respects, eminently wire. It Is
better for the negroes to be employed than to
be Idle, and In this case their labor will save
valuable crops, which would otherwise be
nearly a total loss.
By the laws of war, all property of the em my,
public and private, Is forfeited to the victor.
Whatever Is spared, Is spared upon considera
tions of clemency or policy. But what tbe
Government here directs to be done, la rather
tbe saving of property from destruction than
the confiscation of It. '.
We referred the other day to a report recent
ly made to the Virginia Convention, by Mr.
Stuart, who was a member of Mr. Fillmore's
Cabinet The special recommendation In that
report, was to restrict popular election to the
stogie case of the election of members of the
Legislature, and to provide for the appoint
ment ol all executive and judicial officers in
some other way, according to the South Caro
ltoa model. The reasoning of Mr. Stuart's re-1
pun, nowever, goes muca lartner, ana poinn
distinctly to restricting the right of suffrage,
even for members of the Legislature, within
very narrow limits. Hs denonnces the univer
sal suffrage of .the free States, as having already
resulted In the worst mischiefs, but our alarms
will be moderated, npon learning that one of
these mischiefs is the system of" universal edu
cation, under which the children of the poor are
educated at the expense of the rich." This, to the
Virginia aristocracy, is undoubtedly very odi
ous, and they mean to take efficient precau
tions against suffering a similar affliction them
selves. Just'about the time of the publication of this
report of Mr. Stuart, we have Oe Bow's Review,
the great organ of Southern political philoao
pby, recommending that, while tbe right of
suffrage should not be taken away from per
sons now living at the South, who were born
at the North, or in Europe, It should not be
extended to such persons who may hereafter
njigrate to the South. We have not seen the
article In De Bow's Review, but we find It thus
described and approved by the Richmond Lis
patch ofNovember 14:
" De Bow's November Review has an admira
ble article, entitled the ' Perils of Peace.' The
obvious danger of an immense Yankee Immi
gration, which will abolltlonlze the border
States at the ballot box, unless such restrictions
are placed upon the exercise of suffrage as will
prevent them from ever having a vote, are painted
In letters of light. We have often referred to
this danger as one which, if not provided
against in time, will render all the blood and
The following h.thjuply of-ths. Sews tar j
b! Staid to a patrlollo address t
Washington, November 27, 1861,
To the Hunod qfXete York and Sea Jersey.
Rkterknd GEHTUtntN : The minute contain
ing your resolutions on the condition of the
country, which you directed to be sent to me,
has been submitted to the President of the
United States. . ' "
I am instructed to express to you his great
satisfaction with those proceedings, which are
distinguished equally by their patrlollo senti
ments and a purely Christian spirit It Is a
just tribute to our system of Government, that
It has enabled tne American people to enjoy
unmolested more of the blessings of Divine
Providence, which affect tbe material condi
tions of human society, than any other people
ever enjoyed, together with a more absolute
degree of religious liberty than before the In
stitution of that great Government bad ever
been hoped for among men.
The overthrow of the Government might
therefore justly be regarded as a calamity not
only to this nation, bnt a misfortune to man
kind. Tbe President Is assured of the pnbllo
virtue and of the public valor. But these are
unavailing without the favor of God. Tbe
President thanks you for your Invocations of
that indlspenable support, and be earnestly
solicits the samo Invocations from all classes
and conditions of men. Believing that those
prayers will not be denied by the God of our
fathers, he trusts and expects that the result of
the most unhappy attempt nt revolution will
confirm and strengthen thu Union of the Re
public, and nltlmatoly renew the fraternal af
fectlons among Its members, so essential to a
restoration of the public welfare and hsppt
nes. I am. very sincerely, your very humble
William II. Skwirh.
T.ECTCnKs The Commencement of a New
Era. A large number of gentlemen cf this
city, last night organized themselves into an
association for the purpose of sustaining a
aeries of lectures, to be given during the en
suing winter, by Messrs. Henry Ward Bcecher,
Greeley, Wendell Phillips, Emerson, Chapin,
Bayard Taylor, and other able and eloquent
men, who have never been beard in this city.
Tbe organization Is intended to be permanent,
and Is plentifully supplied with money and
The following officers were elected :
JVesMenf Rev. John Pierfont.
Viet .President Lewis Clephane,
Van Vleet, D. T. Smith.
Secretary W. A. Croffiit.
Treasurer 'A. C. Bobbins.
J. R. S.
From the Independent.
Air Cameron Sagacity,
In discussions touching tbe personal eharac
ter of Mr. Cameron and bis qualifications for
a Beat in the Cabinet, this journal has had no
part We do not now propoje to touch upon
these points. But In political sagacity as to
the mode of conducting the war and term,
natlng the rebellion, Mr. Cameron's measures
and utterances are quite in advance of any
thing that has emanated from other members
of the Cublnet.
His views ol the mode of dealing with tbe
slaves of rebels are wise, sound, and patriotic.
They commend themselves to the common
sense of the people.
We prefer to regard Mr. Cameron's position
on this subject as taken fram a high regard for
me weuare 01 ine country, rawer man in any
interest of personal ambition. But if any other
member of tbe Cabinet has a hankering after
the Presidency, we strongly advlso blm to fol
low Mr. Cameron's lead.
Post Office Defartmext,
AbtKinber 29, 18G1.
It has been reported to this Department that
some postmasters have declined to receive
United States Treasury notes, payable on de-
VAO tfl tl AS hAAKAItlA.l A tUM I . A -
treasure expended in the war entirely profitless I ,'.,. ., , . , ' .
The same writer also contends that, while our P08'"'6 BtmP8 aDd "ped envelopes. Post-
preaent foreign population. whlchJias proved
so gallant and faithful In the Southern cause,
should retain the possession of every right
wnicn may now nave, me sane privilege sbonm
not be conferred upon future emigrants to this
Happily, such a thicg Is Impossible, but if tbe
slave oligarchy were allowed to have an Inde
pendent nationality of their own, they would
crown the personal enslavement of another
race, by tbe political enslavement of their own.
They would not long suffer the " poor whites,"
to whom they deny education, and whom they
keep always In abject poverty by the use of
slave labor, to exercise even in name, a right
of suffrage already practically nullified by de
nying to It the protection of the secret ballot
The next step would be orders of nobility,
as seen among the grandee planters of Cuba,
to be followed by a monarchy, probably In the
form of a European protectorate. Every day
developes these to be the ulterior designs of
the slave-holding aristocrats of the planting
States, now waging war to overthrow the freist
and best government wbicb the. human race
has ever enjoyed.
masters are therefore Informed that these notes
arc to bo received and disbursed by them as
equivalent, In all respects, to coio.
By order of the Postmaster General :
A. N. Zevely,
TAlnl Ass't Posbnatter General.
Destination op the Stoxe Fleet. The stone
fleet that left the Eastern ports recently railed
direct for the harbors of Charleston and Savan
nah, In the channels of whloh they will be
sunk, remaps by tins Urns they have reached
their destination, and the bloekada of the
porta of those ambitious rebel cities bas been
rendered effectual for many years to come
so effectual as to satisfy the extreme views of
Jeff. Davis on tbe subject.
A Great Battle. Fifteen thousand Russian
troops lately attacked ten thousand mountain-
eers In Clrcasslo. After fighting six hours, the
Russians were put to flight, with very heavy
losses, Including a general of division killed. Six
thousand Russians were reported killed and
Arms from Ecrops' Tbe steamer Fulton,
from Earope, just arrived iq New York, brought
nearly 30,000 stand of, arms for the Government.
A British Schooner Oaftcbeo. The follow
ing official dispatch reached the Navy Depart
ment yesterday:
Flao Sin ! Wabasu,
Port Royal iartor, Nov. 18, 1801.
Sm: I liavo the honor to report that Com
mander E. M. Yard, of the U. S. steamer Dale,
captured the British schooner Mabel, on the
evening of tbe 15th Instant, in latitude 31 de
grees 10 minutes and longitude 80 degrees S2
minutes 30 seconds west, and brought her Into
this harbor.
She purported to be from Havana and
bound for New York, but at the time of her
capture was heading for St Catharine's Sound.
Her cargo consists of seven bales blankets,
4 cases cloth, 2 cases saddles and bridles, 3
boxes starch, 23 boxes tin, 120 boxes coffee, 20
barrels potatoes, 350 pigs ot lead, 30 bags ol
shot, 1 box shoes, II bags arrow root, 1 case
pistols, (revolvers,) and 2 cases of cavalry
The Mabel was formerly named the John W.
Anderson, of Baltimore, at appears by the cer
tificate of registry given at Nassau, N. P.,
found among bis papers. She bad no clearance
from the port of Havana.
The character of her cargo, part of It contra
band, and her position as above given, seem to
be strong presumptive evidence of her Inten
tion t run tne uiocxaae. a nave tuereiore
sent ber to Philadelphia in charge of Master's
Mate Levi Lane, of tbe United States steamer
Dale, and seven men of that ship, for adjudica
1 have the honor to be, sir, respectfully, your
obedient servant 8. F. Dufont,
Flag Officer Commanding
South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Hon. (JinicoN Welles,
Secretary of tbe Navy, Washington.
Company K, of tho Twenty third New York
regtment, encamped on Upton's Hill, a few
day ago, In company with other troops, started
on reconnoltcriog tourln thedlrecllon of
Fairfax Court-Home, with the fierce determina
tion to avenge the fall of their comrades of the
Brooklyn Fourteenth, killed In the skirmish of
Monday last, and to slay or capture any speci
mens pt secush that might be unfortunate
enough to lall in their path. They " sklrrcd
tbe country round" for miles, but naty rebel
was there to be seen.
Despairing of finding the Black Horse Cav
alry or their affectionate friends of the Eighth
South Carolina Infantry, and determined that
their steel should taste blood, they mado a
number of brilliant and successful, though
bloody charges, upon tbe farm yards and hen
roosts which lay on their return p.ath. A large
nnmber of feathered rebels were captured,
almost every member of the company making
one or more prisoners, which were Immediately
put to death and into their haversacks. But
one of tho rebels showed fight, he being an
aged specimen of tho genus turkey, ne was,
however, quickly dispatched by a blow over
the bead with the butt end of a musket, an
easier job than the digestion of bis body, which,
we are assured, by one who partook of bis car
case, bas not yet undergone that operation.
Company K had all the fowls they needed on
Thanksgiving Day.
On Thursday, two companies of the First
New York volunteer cavalry, under the com
mand of Capt W. H. Boyd, went out on a re-
connoiterlngxpedltlon towards Fairfax Court
House, and when within a mile of It, they dis
covered a large rebel force of Infantry and
cavalry. Rifle pits bad been made across the
turnpike, within which a nnmber of the Infan
try were concealed, while they were sustained
by a squadron uf cavalry in the rear. Our
cavalry deployed through the woods, and
threw out scouts an either flank, when a brisk
skirmish ensued, which ended In the retreat of
the rebels to tbe Court-House, after ono of
their cavalry bad been killed. Oa our Bide
nobody hurt, and all returned to their quarters.
The following military appointments were
made yesterday:"
Major R. Copeland to be assistant adjutant
general of volunteers, assigned to Major Gen
eral Banks' staff.
Richard R. Crawford to be a second lieuten
ant of Seventh infantry, United States army.
Captain Frank Breck to be an assistant adju
tant general United States army; ordered to
report here.
Wm. P. Sanders to be a captain In tbe Sixth
cavalry United States army.
Joseph C. Andenrled, to be a first lieutenant
Sixth cavalry United States army.
Joseph C. McKlbben to be an aid-de-camp to
Major General Halleck, with the rank of col
onel, (formerly member of Congress from Cal
ifornia )
John Haskln to be an ald-de-camp to Ma
jor General Halleck, with the rank of colonel.
An order has been given by General Casey
to procure lumber, for the purpose of erecting
winter quarters for Colonel Davis' Ringgold
regiment, and the other regiments of his divis
ion, nuts are being erected on tbe grounds
east of the Capitol for the accommodation of
the artillery and cavalry regiments. Large
quantities of lumber are now in the neighbor
hood of the city, and constantly arriving by
each train.
Uur Camp Correspondence
Linqi.et, Va., Nov. 29, 18C1.
Dr. Alexander, of the First Pennsylvania
Reserve cavalry, who was wounded In the re
cent skirmish at Dratnsvllle, died here this
morning. C.
Butler'h Expedition-. The montter fhlp
Constitution, with the troops of Ge ncral But
ler's expedition on board, sailed from Hampton
Roads at three o'clock on Thursday, having
been supplied by Captain Grier Tallmadge,
United States Quartermaster, with the neces
sary stores, and with some provisions by Capt.
Taylor, Commissary of Subsistence.
Tbe Constitution also took on board Briga
dier General J. W. Phelps, who will command
the expedition In the absence of General But
ler, until the Utter joins It Where the expe
dition is bound, is altogether a matter of con-.
throughout the free States t
Proclaim Liberty throughout all the
land, to all tho Inhabitants lliereor."
To (htJOongr'tss of the United States :
The undersigned, citizens of ' ,
State of , respectfully tubmlt
That as tbe present formidable rebellion
against the General Government manifestly
nnds us root and nourishment in tne system oi
chattel slavery at tbe South'; as the leading
conspirators are slaveholders, who constitute
an ollgarchy.avowedly hostile to all free institu
tions ; and as, in the nature of things, no solid
peace can be maintained while the cause ol
this treasonable revolt Is permitted to exist ;
your honorable body is urgently Implored to
lose no time in enacting, under the war power,
the total abolition of slavery throughout the
country liberating, unconditionally, tbe
slaves of all who are rebels, and. while not re
cognizing the right of property In man, allow
ing for the emancipated slaves of sneb as are
loyal to tbe Government a fair pecuniary
award, as a conciliatory measure, and to faclll
tale an amicable adjustment of difficulties, end
thus to bring the war to a speedy and boned
cent'termlnatlon, and Indissolubly to unite all
sections and all Interests of the country upon
tbe enduring basts of universal freedom.
Tiik News from the South, Tvube Island,
etc.- See telegrapbio accounts from New York
of the news brought there by the Illinois.
It Is not true that there are any works on
Tybee Island, which command Fort Pulaski.
The New York papers have the following
additional Items, brought by the Illinois:
Letters from Port Royal state that the Fed
eral troops occupied Braddock's Point, at tbe
southern extremlly.Ol Hilton Head Island, cap
iturlng four rebel cannon; the spikes were re
moved, and they were then in serviceable condition.
Among the deaths at Hilton Head were the
following: G. H. Hubbard, Eighth Maine regi
ment; private irenan, cgnin name; private
Nasb, Ninth Maine.
The negroes in the vlolnage are holding high
carnival. None are received by General
Sherman except the very few who can make
themselves uselul. Tbe rest, though they hang
about tbe forts during the day, are sent back
to ine plantations at nignt. iney Dring pro
visions to the soldiers, which they sell at very
low prices. Chickens can be had at twenty.'
five cents a pair, and very fair bullocks nt five
aouars apiece.
Beaufort Is still deserted by white men-
Three Union gunboats lie there, and others
pass up and down the river occasionally. Tbe
negroes destroy and carry off everything they
can lay their bands on. Anything tbey think
nterui they carry on to an island, where tbey
are establishing a settlement of their own, and
where tbey think tbey will be allowed to live
In security- They have plenty of provlsionr.
The crops are said to be heavier this year than
for ten years past The rice crop was secured
before the arrival of the expedition.
Great quantities of cotton were stored In
barns and storehouses. As many as two thou
sand bales were seen on one plantation ready
for market. General Sherman, however, re
fuses to seize it. He says It Is not contraband
of war, and he has no authority to seize any
other property.
Probably half of the crop, howover, was not
flicked, or, If picked, not ginned, and would bo
ost, as the negroes have no idea of doing any
isoor since tncir usicmasiers nave neu.
Secession Desolation in Missouri. The
Springfield correspondent of the St Louis News
writes :
" From our last night's camping place (near
Little York) we discerned seven fires all
aronnd us. The nearest was a farm, where out
buildings, grain stacks, and the house, were all
fired at the same time. Friend and foe are
treated alike ; farm-houses r corn-fields, fences,
In short everything that might be of the least
use to the Union army to tbe army whom
they have always ridiculed publicly and feared
secretly is destroyed, and a desert thirty miles
wide Is separating us from the retreating foe.
Where the band of Industry had commenced to
placo Its mark of civilization, now only proofs
of diabolical barbarity are visible."
of Philadelphia, gave n, lecture In Concert Hall,
Philadelphia, to an audlanoo crowded to ex
cels The subject was "National Honor." It
was received with great favor. and.lshout anv
dc'mbnstratloV'Bf 'disapprobation. We subjoin
a l.w extracts:,' M J'j j
Let oi meet this rebellion as a sailor meets.
a tornado In the Indian seas. Let the terrors
of war bo turned-against the traitors;. -Jet
inose terrors puriy ine ioui atmospnere oi
treason; bnt we must love first of alt the wel
fare of our Government, as the rebels love the
welfare of their section, We must fight at
earnestly tor the maintenance of this Gov
ernment as our tamers ma lor us lormauon.
A bank piesldent lately said In New York:
" Take the loan of course we must take tbe
loan. If the Government goes, everything goes
with it" Ships mutt be seized If they belong
to traitors. Let the right of habeas corpus be
suspended when our liberty Is erfdangered by
It If peace and the supremacy of the Gov
ernment can only come by a thorough Bnbju
gatlou of tbe rebels, I say, amen. Applause.
If peace can only come by emancipation of alt
the slaves, Isay amen. Tremendous applause.
We cannot split hairs. We must consider how
to save the ship. If slaves are property, they
are neither more nor less than other property.
If you can confiscate a horse, why not a man!
Nor need we be nervous to free them with slow
matches in their hands.
Tbe rebel's slaves, being property, for the
same reason are to be released, because they
are bis slave i and may be turned against the
Government If in no other way peace can be
restored, wby should we hesitate to liberate
the slaves? Braxtpa Bragg said, "We shall
show you that we are stronger than you, and
that we will beat you In the long tun." Tell
me wbo Is the murderer of tho' dead boy. he
who used the rifle or he wbo gave It to the
I tako It, my friends, that the debate Is
closed. I take it that the Instructions of Sec
retary Cameron to Gen. Sherman, applause,
"that the rebel's slaves shall be set free, that
the Government will make hasto to conform to
the wishes of the people." The whole key
note was struck In 'the proclamation of Gen,
Fremont, applause, who is now for a -moment
absent from the scene of action.
Wo wait until the cloud that obscures-him
lifts and blows away, for the Government must
be susta ned. Should any Boldler undertake
to force any slave forward Into slavery or back
Into Blavery, let him be dismissed; and. If an
officer, let blm be cashiered. Applause. We
learnt more experience last April than ever be
fore, and Fortress Monroe has been our chief
school-house. There pedagogue Butler ttught
us to call chattels contraband, and Gen. Wool
taught us to call, them men. Applause. Pa
tience, lorbearance, conuaence, earn uen. mc
Clellan. These are tbe golden words of tbe
war. When the supremacy of the Government
Is restored, I bold It to-be beyond debate, the
question of many years will be settled.
We shall uk, with one voice, what kindled
tbe fire? I do not think It will be enough to
say that the rebellion was caused by a few
defeated politicians. Had this civil war been
instituted by a party, things would have been
different Mr. Douglas was as true as Breckin
ridge was false, and both were party leaders.
There are those who believe that this war was
caused by other questions, but 1 believe what
Calhoun sa'd: "That wben we lose control of
this Government, we shall seek to destroy It"
Is the cause of the war. I believe that Mr.
Stevens meant what be said In July, 1839,
" that the union ought to De suneervient to
Southern institutions." I believe that Mr.
Reverdv Johnson knew what he said, " that the
leaden of the rebellion had plotted it for
thirty years."
While all slaveholders are not knaves and
traitors, and bad men, we shall act alter our
rebellion Is over, as a people who have pur
chased a peace at a terrible price. You must
remember that we are Anglo-Saxons, and that
the development of liberty is the mission of
onr race. We will be surrounded by freemen
if we believe that freemen are essential to our
True then to our Anglo-Saxon blood, I doubi
not that emancipation will be effected under
the law In this country. When England said
" let these slaves go free," they went free at
midnight, praising God ; for their chains were
not broken; they dwindled away.
tit. o7i,.Nvvomber 20. A hand of rebels,
under.Hio'ajjBvUjiB. Y. UorJon, captured
Captain -Bobb, Captain White, and Lieutenant
Moonbrlght, threeVU. S. officers, from the
railroad train, jal Weston to-day. The rebel
Stein, and fifty followers, are ropurtod to lie
near Weston. '
M ' "! -
J ..' . loUUtON.
-tliany; Nove'mbir'29 i-The steamer Francis
Bklddy collided with ' schooner last night,
damaging the boiler' The esoaDlnz steam
severely soalded nine of tie passengers, three
01 wnom navo aioor
i E9- The Secretary of tho InteAjr Depart
ment has Just glveoanother exhibition or bis
good sens.-, by declining to accept a marbl
butt tendered ulm if some Mine gentlemen In
hli department
Thu Secretary earnestly reaomuejds.the ap
propriation of alt tab Vp'are funds which may
be th the possession pf,iiy,jf the clerks of the
Department, to sustaining the Government, and
to the relief if Jddlg'Cht-Jamllk or, soldiers,
serving their country on the "'tented' field,'' lu
this hour of their country's need.
Tbe sense and patriotism1 thus shown by
Secretary Smith, Will redound much more to
his honor, when the difficulties which now b.--set
the Administration and ho couutry'shall
have been permanently settltd, than
"Storied urn or animated butU"
Our correspondent who complains of
the sale, by a sutler, of liquors to tbe soldiers
of his regiment, ought to lay the facts before
the superior military authorities, wbo havo the
power to correct such Illegal proceedings.
Prooress. A letter from Lexington Ken
tacky, says that Joe Holt, of Kentucky. U
getting tick of ths business of protecting the
property of pro slavery traitors and rebels, and
says that the war must Inks Its onurse, even if
it be ocks'i the " peculiar Institution."
p8" Florence Nightingale, in a letter which
boa found its way into print, appears to enter
tain little hope of ber own recovery.
300 Seventh St, Mir North. rn M trket.
I have aow oa hand a (004 auortment or Uuui;
honld Furnllure, coulatlojr ot Uhinitier 8it, Iron,
til op; oofM, Onairt, Tablex, Bedittadt, Hnrtsua,
Mattrewes, l'alli, Toss, llrooms, l'lllom, Ulaiteu,
Comforts. &o., Ao.
Aeallirom my Bepubllean friends, and all gouj
Union mea, is soltoited. KatPissu iiriho sual,
can irrdnD 10 ssLt cm p.
nor 30 ltlt T. B. UttOWN, Agtut.
XJ , OnmlyiifWciMnotm.iOKU:
I hereby eertlfy mat Ueoo; Copenhaver, ot
Washlrgtm coantjr. brou ht before me, the sab
orlber, one of the Juitlott of tin 1'elM lu and fur
said coooty, this 29th day of November, la the year
isei.ai astray, a BAY CULT, two year old. baring
a white fw, and Ult Mad toot white, and bela
about foarleen hands hlf h. The owntroftlie atoote
desoribed Colt is rtqaea.ad to prove property, pay
chargei, and take him away.
Qlven under my hand.
nor K lt Eijhlh street, between D and K
OflcaomaperlaUndiBt, Na. 810 11th SI.
Persona who have lost property are requested
to report tuelr lota to this Uepanmeot. Large
quantities of lost property now In the offloe.
nov so iawtr ift'ar.J W. B. WBUH, Supt.
Renewal or Trade with Eastern Virqinia.
A special dispatch to the Philadelphia Inquirer,
dated Baltimore, Nov. 22, says :
"Intercourse has at length reopened with
Eastern Virginia. Several boats have already
arrived at tbhls port from Accomac and North
ampton counties, with cargoes of grain, oys
ters, and other provisions.
"The loyal Virginians are greatly pleased
with the renewed commercial Intercourse and
tbe protection of Government The Union
feeling Is now almost universal throughout
these counties, and those who were hitherto In
clined to favor the rebels have now espoused
the Union cause."
Jk.isk I). BitiaiiT to Take 1113 Seat in tue
Sinite The Independent Press, published at
Madison, Indiana, says :
It Is believed amongst bis friends that Hon.
Jesse D. Bright, as be did nothing disloyal,
will take his seat at tbe proper time as one of
the Senatorial Representatives of Indiana.
How tiik Anxikersary ok South Carolina
"Indfi'eiej,cb" was Kept. Abraham Lin
coln was elected President Nov. 6, 18G0. On
the next day, the 7th, his election becoming
known in Charleston, tbe Federal officers there
resigned their places, preparatory to the seces
slon of the State. In fact, oa that day South
Carolina resolved to secede.
One year afterwards, to a day, the United
States fleet began to throw shells, at the rate
of " two thousand per hour," Into the lorts of
Port Royal, and tbe first landing of the Gov
ernment forces was made upon tbe territory of
soma lyaronna a .pleasant way 01 keeping tbe
anniversary of South Carolina Independence.
Major Pangborn brought with him lrom Port
Royal, and left with the Secretary of the Navy,
what is believed to be the original ordinance
cf secession of the State of South Carolina
bbaStlfully engrossed sheet of parchment, bear
ing tbe signatures of the members of the Con
vention wbicb passed It, and accompanied with
the photographs of all the signers. This docu
ment was found, carefully boxed, in the house
01 Air. iiarnweu iinett, in ueauiort.
JZO- Colonel Berdan will grant no more
commiNtlcQs to raise companies of sharpshoot
ers tor hU brigade, as enongh have already
been grunted to more than will till It. Those
wishing to join this corps must enlist under
captains holding commissions prior to the
1 present date.
DrvrjioN HosrrrAL or the
Pknnsti.vama Reserve Vol. Corps,
Oaih' Pierpont, Nov. 23, 1861.
Assistant Surgeon William T. W. DIckeson,
In charge of this hospital, on behalf of his pa
tients, desires to return many thanks to Mrs.
Josoph Uowlaud and sister for their visit, and
the articles of handkerchiefs, biscuits, jelly,
reading, matter, &c, distributed by.tbem on
that occasion. Also, to tbe ladles and gentle
men of tbe United States Sanitary Commission,
they detlre to return their grateful acknow
ledgments for the many needful articles for
warded by them for their use, as shirts, drawers,
socks, bed clothing, wines, jellleB, &c
!8Ui lut.. a dark eheinut sorrel HOUSE, with
white spot on forehead; abtnt six years old. The
owner oan have the tanu by proeleg property and
paying sharf es, on applying to William Lyman, 10
coarge 01 uoTeruncni j erry. ui orgeiown, u
nov 30 3t
j-t wauvas,
or h-UTLKKS'
I have now on hand Watoni. Lamoe. Sprlnas.
and everything eUereqalilte for Carriage or wagon
ii Repairing promptly attended to
nov 80 lw Coaohmaker, Kljbtb. itreet.
Tbe ladles of Rhode Island are preparing to
send to each volunteer from that State a Christ
mas gift of a pair of socks and mittens, tbe
name of each Boldler and the company to which
be belongs, to be attached to the artlclex.
A Masonic friend rejoices that the rebel en
voy, James M. Mason, is no longor u ree-Ma-son.
" Tho villain Jew." Merchant 0 mice.
When the lule Francis H.Davldge, Esq., was
the editor ol that intelligent and able journal,
tho Baltimore Morning Chronicle, more than
thirty years sgo, he was visited one morning
by a respectable and Influential citizen, who
desired to know what peculiar significance
there was In the fact that a criminal spoken of
in that morning's issue was a Jew, that would
not upply with equal force In the case of
another criminal who might be a Roman
Catholic, or an Eplsoopallan, or even an Infi
del ! la speaking of this, In later years, Mr.
Davldge paid to the writer: " I could not an
swer the question. Tbe practice Is an outrage
upon justice and propriety. It was never after
ward followed In any journal over which I bad
authority or Influence." Tbls resolution is
commended to all editors by one wbo is not a
Jew, but trusts that he Is too much of a Chris
tian to treat with injustice or discourtesy the
thousands of Jews, or Itraelltcr, who may be
found lu all tbe useful and honorable pursuits
in this country, who adorn the artist's vocation,
wbo ched new light upon science, and who are
even now giving tbe best proof ot their patriot
ism and philanthropy in tbe army of the Re
public. , . 0.
Death op toe Relel Colonel Cboqiiin.
The death of Col. Croghan, who was killed by
General Benham's command, In tbe retreat of
v loyd from Kanawna, is no small loss to tne
rebels. He was an exoellent officer, a noble
Innklnrr man. and formerly In the remilar ser
vice, a graduate of West Point, and a class
mate of General Benham. He was a son of
General Croghan. the defender of Fort Stephen
eon, and was formerly quite, (wealthy, once
owning the Mammoth Cave, In Kentucky. On
his death bed he confessed that he had received
only what he deserved that he was wrong, and
asKea tne surgeon vo pray lor mm. ne renueu
to allow any medical assistance, probably well
aware bis time was come. The meeting and
recognition between blm and Gen. Benham was
painful to witness. Bald the (Jeneral:
" Mv God. Croghan I is this yon ? "
" Yes." said the dying man, " but for God's
sake, Benham, do not reproach me I know
now I was In the wrong."
Hearing the cannonading, he remarked:
" General, y6n can do me no good, and you
'are needed over there, are you not? " Wheeling
Prisoners' Depot on Lake Erie. The San
dusky (Ohio) Register says that Col. Hoffman,
who has the matter In charge, bas concluded a
contract for land on Johnson's Island, Lake
Erie, for the erection of a new prisoners'
depot A large amount of lumber bas already
been received, and about one hundred work
men will shortly be engaged In Its construc
tion. The structures to be put up will be of
considerable magnitude, and sixteen in num
ber. There are to be three buildings for offi
cers quarters, each one hundred and five feet
by twenty-four, and two stories high ; one for
soldiers' quarters, and four for the officers
among tbe prisoners. Each structure Is to be
one hundred and twenty-two feet by twenty
nine, two -stories high ; four for quarters for
prisoners (privates,) one hospital, one store
bouse and two block-bouses. Some other
buildings are contemplated as likely to become
necessary, but will not be built at present.
Messaue or Governor Brown, of Georqia.
Governor Brown bas been re-elected Governor
of Georgia. In bis Inaugural address, which
was published In tbe Savannah RemMtcan of
the 11th instant, be reviews at length the pro
gress of the rebellion, and declares that it bad
cone so far that it forbade all compromise
with the North, and nothing remained for the
South but to fight to tbe bitter end for their
Independence. He speaks very despondlngly
of the attempts ot tbe Confederacy to receive
foreign recognition. He concludes bis address
bv alluding to the defeat of the rebels in South
Carolina, and speaks of our fleet as an over
powering one, against which no ordinary land
works can hopu to succeed.
Mason and Slideu.. Slldell, born In tbe
North and married in the South, bas devoted
more than forty years of his life to an attack
upon Northern men and Northern Institutions ;
and Mason, who has subsisted upon the money
which be married in Philadelphia, seems to
have bad no other purpose but to traduce the
city that bas supplied blm the means of living
LOUT. Taken, by mistake, frwm lit
table of the dicing room at Wlllardj' Hotel, Kr.
day, November XDtti. a BKOULATION HAT, with
Green Feather, leavlog In its place a similar hat,
with the number of Heglmtnt SI. The Under will
lend to Capt Benson, Maty-ninth Ilea. N Y. V ,
andob.lga CArT. WM. 11EN80N.
nov 3c ll
Pine Woad Oak Wood.
Also, 200 barrels Charooal , on hand and for tale
by B. W. BUKK,
npv to 3t Cor. of Seventh it and Ma 1 Av.
tTptlNIgniCD nOOSM. For Kent, Four
1 lllandiomely famished Booms rarmr and bed.
room on first floor, or two parlors and large lrout
room And heil.raani on MOOnd fbior. foammualcat
lag ) Apply at No. 399 F itreet, between Ninth
and Tenth streets.
nor8 It
FOB AI. K A First Class pair of
CAltllIA.au HOUSED, bred In Duelled
county, New York. AUo,two8ADULE HOKIF.a.
inquire oi a. a. rr uuu,
nov so lt 460 FsnuylvanU Avenue.
"ITOUND. Certltleat of Depoel to.- Apply
X1 at Offloe Metropolitan Folloe.
novoc n loiar.j n,n. ni.iiD,oipi.
TTIOIJND A light bay Horee, with while
J mark on forehead; was lound lut night, uu
oevesth itreet, near the bridge. The owner cau
have the horse by calling at the Union Katlog IIoum- ,
Seventh street, near the bridge, by proving properly
and paying charges. nov 11
AttheOlov Depot of
333 D lUeet.laalng Fa. avenue,
nov W tf Fhllaarmooio Uuildlng
OV. , 1861.
NOV. , 1801.
The shorted, quickest, and beat route from Baltl
more to the
On and after Sunday, SUh Norember, Fanenger
Trains will arrive and depart from Calvert Statlua
u lollowl :
Mall, at 890 A. M.
Buffalo Expriu , a 00 V. 11.
Farkton Accomodation.. 4.00 1'. 11
Flttaburg and Uarriiburg Kxpreu 8 .10 F. U
Farkton Aceommodatlea, at 8(0 A M.
Buffalo Exprew 8 SO A. M
Fituhurg and Uarriiburg Kxprees lw) 1'. At,
Mall..... ."....' 031 i: M
The 1A.M. Train from Washington connects with
th a 40 A. M. Train lrom Baltimore fur the West.
and for Buffalo, Elmlra,Uoohetter, Dunkirk, Canan
dalgua, and Niagara Falls, and for New York
The 11A.M. Train lrom Wuhlngtou connects w 111.
the S 00 P. M. Train from Baltimore. to Wrrt.North
and North weit, and Elmlra and Buffalo aad Ito
ehester. The 6.00 F. M. Train from Washington connects
with the 8 80 P. At. Tr.ln from iiaiuraore iur 1 um
burg, Uarr.iburr, and the West, and Is a ulrt-ct cou
neouon tor LAoanon, nation, su.uw"u,
York, via Central Itallroadof New Jeney.
Twa thla ., ,t New Vnrk.
aar The only Train leaving Baltimore on Sunday
ietD.e8.oo P.M. Train, for HsrrlsDurg, flushing,
Chlosgo and tbe WW , , , "
The only Train a. living lu Baltimore on tiuuday
nthe8.20A.M. Tran ,.,. a ,.
nov 27 JAS. 0 Cr.AUKK, Sup t.

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