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The Emancipation Proclamation of President
Lincoln was given to the ivorlJon the 1st inst.
and has probably been already perused by the
jrreat majority of readers in the loyal States.
It declares the freedom of all slaves in those
portions of the country now in armed rebellion
against the Government Those portions com
prise the States of Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana,
Mississippi. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South
Carolina, North Carolina, and Virgm:a, except
ing those parts of Virginia, and Louisiana,
which arc under government control. He en-.
joins upon the persons thus declared free to
abstain from all violence, except in necessary j
self-defence, and further declares that such j
nersons of suitable condition, will be received '
into the armed service of the United Slates, to
garrison forts, man vessels, etc.
The great battle at Murfreesboro, commenced
in earnest on Wednesday. The fighting ap
pears to have been terrible. At 2 o'clock, p.
in., Gen. Thomas had broken the rebel centre,
and our whole line was immediately advanced
under the personal supervision of (Jen. Rosen
crans the artillery, under Gen. Negley, mean
time, still playing with fearful effect upon the
broken ranks of the enemy. Gen. Crittenden's ,
left wing had taken the intrenebments at .Mur
freesboro. On our side Gens. Stanly, Rosseau
and Palmer had been wounded, while on the
rebel side Gens. Cheathem and Rains had been
Not the least important of the news from
the West, relates to the defeat of John Morgan,
the guerilla. During his last raid into Ken
iucky, he has been met at various points, by
our forces, and has almost invariably been
worsted. The most decisive victory he has
suffered, however, was at the hands of Colonel
Hoskins, of the National forces at Lebanon.
He attacked Morgan on Thursday, south of'
the f!lmhia road, killed and wounded sever-
al ot his men, and captured sixty, together
with their caissons, ammunition, wagons and
provisions. Gen. Boyle telegraphs from head
quarters, in Louisville, that Morgan has paid
dearly for all the damage he lias done this
Gen. Wright commanding the Department
the Ohio, has notified the War Department, ol
the successful expeditions agaiust the guerillas,
one into Campbell county, Term., in which
a camp of rebels S50 strong was completely
broken up, and the other into the eastern part
of Powell county, Ky., in which a "large band
of guerillas, with supplies for Humphrey Mar
shall's army, were surprised and routed.
From the Army of the Potomac we have no
news of special importance. The rebel Stuart
it is reported, has succeeded in making his
way hack across the Rappahannock, some
where in the vicinity of Warrentori. Several
contrabands came into camp and were receiv
ed in accoi dance with the terms of the Presi
The steamer S. R. Spaulding arrived at New
York on Thursday, bringing Gen. Duller and
Staff, and advices from New Orleans to the
arrived Friday, from the same port, with ad
vices to the 25th one day later. Our corres
pondence gives full details of the news, which
is of considerable importance. General Butler,
before he left New Orleans, issued an address
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the forts and elsewhere, conditioned on their ;
taking the oath of allegiance. Another order
directed the reopening of the churches, under
certain restrictions. Nothing of moment had i
been htard from Yicksburg or Port Hudson, 1
and nothing had transpired as to Gen. Banks'
intended movements. It is estimated, howev
er, that he has marked out a campaign, mak
ing Baton Rouge his base of operations.
Thos. O. Moore, the rebel Governor of Louis
iana, issued a proclamation calling a special
session of the General Assembly of the State
for December 15 at Opelousas, " to consider
and provide for the exigencies of public de
fence, and such other matters of special or
general interest as may deserve legislation."
Rebel newspapers received in New Orleans
give us some interesting items of news. Jeff.
Davis was in Jackson, Miss., on Dec. IS. At
Chattanooga, lifts were freely offered by one
or two who claimed to be posted, that the
Tebels would be in Nashville before New Year.
Gen. Pembtrton denies emphatically that he
ever delivered such a speech as that recently
attributed to him, in which he declared that if
England attemptedjto iiMrrfrri' in aw 1 -ties,
the South would unite with the North in
an effort to whip her. Col. I.. M. Lamar, of
the Eighth Georgia, and brother of Col. L. L.
C. Lamar, is ta make a visit to Europe for his
health. As late as Nov. 30, very few families
bad returned to Wilmington, N. C, and the
city looked gloomy. Ger. W ilting had de
clared that he would burn the city if he found
that he could not hold it.
A society of free persons of color, desirous
of emigrating to Florida, has been organized
in New Orleans, w ith W. C. Johnson as Pre
sident. Gov. Shepley indorses the objects of
the association as judicious and laudable.
The Memphis Argus, of the 'JTth ult., says
that a gentleman what readied that city only
five days out from Little Rock on the 26th,
states that on the day of his departure from
the Arkansas Capital; intelligence was reeeiv?r!
of another severe battle between Gens. Blunt
and tlindman, :n the northwestern portion o!
the State. Ocn. Uindman bad sent a dispatch
to Little Rock, announcing that he had driven
the enemy fifty miles back, and that as soon
as the Federals had finished buiying llie dead
the battle would be renewed. It was under
stood that Hindinan subsequently admitted
that he did fail ba
r. a on alleged is
from his supplies,
reference to the tcr
the battle of Prair:
k some tiny miles, but the
that he was that distance
:feat of the
10 me people oi inc cuy, aim ecu. uuluks nau j cricksbur"
issued another proclamation. Some symptoms
of disorder had appeared in the city after tl e The New York papers say there is an appa
change in command was effected, but all such rent falling off in the rush at the post-office in
tendencies were promptly checked by orders that city for the redemption of stamps. Good
from Gen. Batiks. An order had been issued chance? in the long line command a fair pre
for freeing certain State prisoners confined in j mium. About tjO,000 worth of stamps were
Editorial ?ll !ii!i:,s
the N. Y
lection held in llie engine limtse of
Engine Co., No, 1, of Newborn, the
officers were elected for the ensuing
Win. J. R sa. Foreman, (vies W. II. Racy,
elected Assistant Engineer.)
Thos. W. Davidson, Ast'ts'.ant Foreman.
(ieo. W. Odell, Secretary.
John A. Ricant, Treasurer.
,Jo;in A. Ilicard, John MoCormick, Rcjtre-
ten tat ices.
Various reasons have been assigned for Jeff.
Davis' visit to the West. Anion'' the mo-t
plausible, as well as the most profane, was one
by an army ofiicer in Grenada, who expressed
the belief that "Dais was coming out to
straighten up things, which had got crooked
The pirate Alabama has again announced
its existence and its terrible presence, by plun
dering the California steamer Ariel on its way
to Aspinwall. Cannot our Government devise
some means of removing this Devil's scourge
from the seas ?
John Wentworth, of Chicago, goes to
in the spring for two years. The Dutil
Newcastle has invited him to visit his reside
n England. Imagine
kiting baronial halls !
Long John" peram'UPfc
In the public square opposite the old Cathe
dral, in New Orleans, is a copy of Clark Mills'
equestrian statue of Jackson, erected by him
in front of the President's House, Washington.
The statue is on a base of gray granite some
twenty feet high. At the time of its erection
there was to have been an inscription beneath
it of the General's moat memorable words,
"The Union must and shall be pi tserveu," but
there was treason enough among the parties
who had the ahair in charge even at tnat lime
to neglect this important part of their duty
A short time since. Gen. Butler ordered that
the words so full of meaning "should be cut
deep in the granite, and covered with gold."
Many members of the Georgia House of
Representatives ire shod with dog skin leath
er. There are dogs enough in the State to
shoe every soldier in the confederate army,
says an Augusta (Ga.) newspaper, urging their
destruction for the purpose.
A Congressman, speaking the other night
to the President of the bitter cold night, said,
'What a terrible night this must be for the un
fortunate soldiers who were badly provided
with shelter.' The President answered, 'would
that I had one of their places. There is not a
man in the army with w hom I would not wil
lingly change places to-night.'
The Colt Revolving Fire Arms Company, of
Hartford, have declared a dividend of thirty
per cent, on the capital stock, thereby putting
the neat lhtlc sum ot $300,000 in the stock,
The late cotton crop in Algeria has not been
as productive as was expected. The English
Company which had proposed to cultivate col
ton in that country had withdrawn.
Gen. Bonham has been unanimously elected
I Governor of South Carolina, in place of Gen
received last week, of which nearly one eighth
were examined and redeemed.
Sassacus is the name of a new wax steamer
launched at the Portsmouth, N. II. , navy yard.
Why not call it Saucy Cuss, and be done with
There are eleven merchant vessels and one
United States gunboat now building at Bath,
The Cedar Rapids railroad now extends to a
point 345 miles west of the Mississippi.
Coal of the best quality is retailing in Louis
ville for twenty cents per bushel.
The Ellsworth ( Me. ) American says that
Gen. Blunt, who is giving the rebels in Ar
kansas a hard time, and who seems to be a
" wide-aw ake" of the first water, w:as born in
Trenton, Maine ; and twenty-five years ago
was working for his board, and attending
school in E-lsworth.
Too ihitiv i i '
Britain in 1801 amounted to 23,002,955,
nearly three-fourths of which, or (17,396,083
was collected on the articles of sugar, tea and
tobacco. Of the inland excise duty, more than
one half, or 0,610,20-1 was collected on spirits
The Philadelphia Press states that a lady in
Germantown has an article of dress w hich was
made from cotton raised from seed received
from the Patent Office last spring, and planted
Newi-ckn, N. C, Jan. 5th, l-SC-3.
At a regular monthly meeting of " New
York " Engine Company No. 1, of Newborn,
the following resolutions was o tiered by Mr.
John C. YeaUo, and unanimously adopted :
Besotted, That we the members ef this
company, tender our sincere thanks to our
late Foreman, Mr. William II Racey, for his
gentlemanly conduct in all bis dealings with
this ompany, and likewise the efficient man
ner in which he has discharged fiis duties
while acting as foreman of this company since
Resolved, That as he has been elected As-
oi mis uepariment, we are
liil that position to our entire
hat these resolutions be pub
XeKbera Progress, X. C, and
ry and Leader ol New York
as A. Ricard, Chairman,
K. II. Hilton, Secretary.
.A. !J?erri!l8 B-trfclG !
Attack Upon the Rebels at Mur
freesboro by Gen. Rosecrans.
SEVERE FIG5I rBXO: ALL DAT
THE REBEL CENTRE LROKEX BY
Their Intrenclime sits sit UliiriVces
GEXS. RO ESSE A IT, PALMER AXD
ST AX LEY WOUXDED.
The Rebel GCMnllf ChrnllicKl nml ICnzuM
Xear Murfreesboro, Wednesday, Pec. 31.
Our whole line suffered terribly this morn
ing. Four regiments of regulars lost half
their men and ail their commanding ol'.icers.
Gen. Anderson's troops suffered severely.
Major Rosengarten and Ward are killed.
General Stanley, Boiisseau and Palmer are
Two o'clock, P. M.
Gen. Thomas has just broken the rebel cen
tre, and driven the enemy a mile.
We are advancing our whole line.
Gen. Rosecrans is personally superintending
the movements. One shot killed two ol his
The Fifteenth Wisconsin Regiment has lost
Gen. Negley's artillery is still mowing the
rebels in the centre.
Gen. Crittenden's left wing has taken the in
trenchmcnts at Murfreesboro.
The rebel Generals Cheatham and Rains are
Reports Received in lVashinston.
WSHrS6T0N, Friday, Jan. 2.
The Secretary of War to-day received the
following atlT.ces :
Cleveland, Friday, Jan. 2.
The following has been received by tele
graph from Cincinnati, dated Murfreesboro,
I Jan. 1, 1863 :
j A terrible battle was fought yesterday. The
i latest from the field is up to noon. The rebel
j centre had been broken, and things looked fa
I vorablc. The losses are reported to be enor
mous. StanKy, Rou-scau and Palmer are
wounded, and the rebels Cheatham and Lams
Gen. Rosecrans occupies Murfeeshoro.
(Signed.; J. T. BOYLE, Brig. General.
The Rebel Driven Out of JSnrlrccs-Sioro
The I.uM'i Very Severe.
Nashville, Friday, Jan. 2.
The Federals encountered the rebels on the
30: h ult., near Stewart's Creek- After heavy
skirmishing, the rebels were driven back. We
captured one hundred prisone-s, and kilied and
wounded a large number of rebels. Our loss
was seventy killed and wounded.
At daybreak, on the 31st, the fig'it was re
sumed with great fury. McCook's corps was
opposed to Hardee. After desperate lighting,
with heavy loss on both sides, McCook retreat
ed two miles. He soon rallied, and was driven
back. At night he was four miles this side ol
the ground occupied in the morning. The
fight continued until 10 P. M., at which time
we bad maintained our position.
Gen. J. E. Raines was killed. Gen. Cheat
ham was wounded and taken prisoner.
We have Captured 500 prisoners.
ttoii-v at of the Kntile on the fl.
The fight was renewed at 3 A. M., on Jan. 1.
The cannonading was heard at Nashville. At
10 A. M., Wood's and Van Clive's Divisions
were in Murfrci Sboro driving the enemy, who
wire" in full retreat.
Three hundred prisoners reached Nashville
at 6 P. M., on Jan. 1, including the following
Maj. J. J. Franklin, Thirtieth Arkansas.
Capt. W. E Johnsen, Second Arkansas.
Capt. J. P. Eagles, Second Arkansas.
dipt. S. C. Stone, F'irst Tennessee Cavalry.
Many buildings have been taken for hospital
purposes. Great numbers of wounded are
being brought in now.
The river lias fallen JS inches on the shoals.
Defeat of the Guerilla Morgan.
A Large Kumbcr of lii Hen Killed
Our Forces Still in Pnriuit.
Locisville, Ky., Friday. Jan. 2.
Col. Hoskins of the 12th Kentucky Regi
ment, commanding tiie Federal forces at Leba
non, Kentucky, attack d 11k- Guerilla Morgan,
south of the Columbia road yesterday, killing
and wounding several and capturing sixty of
his force, together with their caissons, ammu
nition wagons and provisions. Coh Hulliday,
of the Sixth Kentucky Hegiment, Lieut. Col.
Boyle, commanding Ninth Kentucky Cavalry,
with the Sixth Kentucky Infantry are in pur
suit of Morgan. The infantrj are under Col.
Morgan is retreating very rapidly in the di
rection of Columbia.
THE ARMY OF -THE POTOMAC.
ESCAPE OF ST CART ACROSS THE
Contrabands Coming into Camp.
IlcuiJquartef. Army of the Potomac.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1803.
I lie nay has oeen unmarked By any move
ment of importance. The officers of the vari
ous Corps have exchanged the civilities of the
There- is nothing of importance from front,
intelligence has been received that Stuart
I has succeeded in retiring across the Rappahan
i neck near Warrenton.
llirtilquiirters. Army of the Pofornne, I
Friday, "Jan. 2. 10?. ,
Gen. Burnside returned from Washington
I this forenoon, and has been visited by h:s
! Grand Divi rion commanders.
I Several contrabands came into camp to-u'ay,
and were received in accordance with the
fAPUBE OF (il DKII.I. ls.
RcTcl Cavalry Driven from fFarrentoh.
Washington, Friday, Jan. 2.
A number of guerillas have been captured
at Chapawamsel Creek, by Col. Canby's forces.
Gen. Averill drove one hundred and sixty
rebel cavalry from Warrenton yesterday. Part
of Lei 's Cavalry passed through that place
two hour;, before the arrival ot our forces.
Kli-mnliip t'tilrrfonia Ai-hore.
Boston, Friday, Jan. 2.
The British steamer Caledonia, from G'las
g w, via Portland, for New York, went ashore
mi the night of the 3 1st on Peaked II ill Bar,
Cape Cod. She is hard and fa3f. s
Fresieilt kiiicoln's Proclamation j
The Slaves in Arkansas, Texas, Mis
sitsij'pi, Alabama, Jr-'orida,
Georgia, South Carolina
ami North Carolina
Declared to be Free.
Parts or Loitiiimm and
The IWgrorn to 3r ltreivd into the Armed
Set-vice ui Ike United .iiu .
WASHINGTON, Thursday, Jan. I, 1863.
By the President nf the United States of America
a Proclamation :
Whtrtma, on the twenty-xeennd day of Septem
ber, in the year of our Lord o,ie thousand eight
hundred and sixty-two, a Proclamation va
issued by the President of tbe United States
containing among other things the following, to
That on the first day of January, in the year
of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-three, all persons held as slaves witfiin any
State or designated uart of a .State, the people
whereof shall there ho in rebellion nirniiiit tbe
United 8tates, shall he then, thenceforth, ' and
forcrer frte : and the Executive Government of
the United States, including the Military mni
Naval authority thereof will recognize and main
tain the freedom of such persons, ami will do no
act or acts to repress such perabua or any of them
in any ffoi t they may make for their actual ftve
m That the Executive will, on the first day
of January aforesaid, by Proclamation, designate
the States and parts ot States, if am-, in nhteh
the people therein, respectively, shall then be in
rebellion against the United State, cd the fact
that anitate or the people thereof, shall on
that Ohv be in ffood faitb represented is the. Con
gress of the United Slates by Members chosen
thereto at elections wherein a majority of the
qualified voters of such States aha I have aiiiei-pat-'d,
shall in the absence of strong counter
vailing tesfimonv, b-: de ii. il conclusive evidence
that such Slate and the people thereof, are Lot
then in rebellion against the t nited states
Now, then-fore, 1. Aukaham LUWOUI, Presi
dent of the United Stales, by virtue of the power
in me vested, as Commander-in Chief of the
Army and Ndvy of the United Slates, in time of
actual armed rebellion against the authority and
Government of t fie United States, and as a lit
and necessary war measure for suppressing said
rebellion, do. on the first day of January, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eiirht hundred
ond sixty-three, and in Accordance tvith my pur
pose so to do, pubiiely roelaimed for the. full
period of one hundred days from the day of the
first above mentioned order, and designated as
the States and parti, of Siatts wherein the peo
ple thereof respectively are this day in rebellion
against the United Stales, the fallowing, to wit :
ARKANSAS, TEXAS, LOUISIANA -except
the Parishes of St Bernard, Piaoueaiines. Jeff-.-r
son, St. Jobn, St. Charles, St Janu s, Ascension, I
Assumption, Terra Honne, Lafourche, St. Mary, ,
St Martin, and Orleans, including the Citv of
New Orleans MISSISSIPPI. ALABAMA, FLO j
HI DA. GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA,
NOKTII CAKOLINA and VIKGiNIA except
the forty eight counties designated as West Vir
ginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac. I
e.orthanopton. Elizabeth City, York. Princess Ann I
ant? Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and
Portsmouth, and which excepted parts, are for
the present, left precisely as if this proclamation
were not issued.
And, by virtue of the power, and fur the pflr
pose afo.'esaid, I do aver and declare that all per
sons held as slaves within said designated States
and parts of States are, and beincetoFWard, shall
be r'HEE, and that the Executive Government of
the United Stales, including the military and
naval authorit.es thereof, will recognizo and
maintain the freedom of said persons.
And I hereby enjoin upon the people so de
clared to be free, to abstain from all violence un
less in necessary sell-defence, and I recommend
to them that in all easej, w hen allowed, they la
hor faithfully f jr reasonable wages.
And I farther cVctare and make known that
-iiijjLpersons df suitah'e condition, wih be re
euitTa into the armed service of the United
States, to garrison forts, positions, stations, and
oth r places, and to man vesse.s of all sorts in
And. upon this sincerely believed to be an
act of justice, warranted by the Constitution
upon military necessity I invoke the consider
ate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor
of A mighty God.
In witness w hereof I have hereunto set my
hand and cau-ed the seal of the Uuited States to
Dine at the City of Washington this
first day ot January, m the year of
Our Lord one thousand tiuht hundred
nna sixty ttuee, and ot the lueepeii
dence ot the United States of America
the eighty seven,
(signed) ABRAHAM LINCOLN
liy the Uicsident, W.M. H. Sfc-WAKD, Secretary
Important from Suffolk, Va.
(len. Corcoran, ttitk lit Brigade at f&ett Place
Hen. Peel's Command Moving.
BALTlironE, Faiday, Jan. 2.
The American's correspondent at Suffolk,
announces the arrival there of Gen. Corcoran,
wi h his entire brigade. He is to take com
Gen. Peck's comm?nd is movfng.
Skirmishing with the rebels continues to be
of daily occurrence, and they have been routed
on every occasion.
Arrival of the Glasgow.
The British steamer Glasgow, Capt. Roskell,
arrived at New York on the 2'Jth tilt., from
Liverpool via Queenstown. She left the latter
port on the evening of the 4th ult.
The ship Sj'tnmetry from New York fri"
Belfast, had put into Queenstown, and reports
that on the 19th November, she was run into
by the United States steamer Vanderbilt, and
received severe rf-irr.nire.
i tie United States corvette Onward, Capt.
Nickel", put into Falmouth on the Ctb, last
fro IB Fayal, to repair some slight damage, and
to re-victual. It is stated that her crew were
in a very unsatisfactory state of discipline,
and that her otlicers could not go ashore in the
ship's boats, from fear of the men deserting.
6RE.1T B K 1 T A I M .
THE AMEMCAy WA It.
On the Sth ult., Mr. Leatham, M. P., 1
dressed his constituents at Hudders field. He
spoke in reference to the American war, as
They were riot in a position, w ith their very
limited information as to the effect of the block
ade upon the South, to predict how long the
heroic ragamuffins of which the Southern
armies were composed would be able to pro
long the unequal contest. Yet he thought it
was certain mat unless the mind of America
should change, and the Democratic party
should prevail upon the North to shrink from
those sacrifices and efforts which w ere neces
sary to insure success, or unh'ss Europe should
interfere to break the blockade, the proces;.
that was now silently and surely going on
must ultimately end in the complete prostrn
tion and exhaustion of the South.
Nothing could be more offensive to a high
spirited people like the Americans, than the
cold disat ctin of their policy on the part of
those who stood aloof from their passions and
fears, and wko, perched upon i i eminence oi
security, amused themselves bj shooting keen
arrows of ridicule in the midst of men who
were strugglng for their lives. But for other
reasons it wa necessary they should sift this
question. It was necessary they should do
so because tlr position ol neutrality that this
country had visc'.y assumed and all honor to
the government for the steadiness with arhii h
thev had adhered to that neutrality which w.-.s
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T"' f . : .rv
nnnttinn wi re anxious to cirrv their cvmni-
thy forward into action.
The ship Eliza, bound from Liverpool for
Monte Vedeo, was wrecked as she was going
down the Irish Channel, and twenty-four per
sons perished. Only two of the crew were
saved. The mate was an American named
Burns, and nearly all thociew were American.
The Daily News, in the City Article, says :
"It i.s understood that the Confederate Govern
ment are endeavoring to issue in this country
privately and otherwise, bonds oearing inter
est at the rate of 8 per cent."
A terrible colliery explosion, from firedamp,
had taken place at the Edmonds main colliery,
near Barnsley. The number of men in the
mine at the time, is variously estimated at
from fifty to one hundred, all of whom per
It is stated that Queen Victoria will wear
deep mourning for another year, and that
next year the levees will be held by the Prince
of Wales, and the drawing rooms by his lloyai
Highness and the Princess of Wales.
All ofiicer and fifteen seamen from the Brit
ish gunboat Penguin, having landed on the
coast of Arabia by invitation from the natives,
in order to procure provisions, were barbarous
ly murdered. Seventy of the natives, who
were principally concerned in the murders, had
been captured, and were to be liung.
The formal inauguration of the Boulevard
des Prince Eugene by the Emperor in person
to jk place on Sunday the 7th instant, and all
passed ofl w ell. The spectacle was a magnifi
cent one. The Kmperor rode on horseback,
and was attired in a general's uniform. Prince
Napoleon and Prince Joachim Murat rode by
his side, and they were followed by a brilliant
staff of marsbaUs, generals, &c. 'I he Empress
rode in a state carnage, accompanied by her
ladies of honor.
The miliatary cortege was an imposing one.
Immense crowds were present and the Emperor
and Empress were w ell received. On arriving
at the Place du Trone, addresses were read to
the Emperor by the Prelect and by M. Dumas,
president of the Municipal Council. Amid
profound Silence the Emperor stood up to
lie said his constant desire w is to seek f i r the
mean- of remedying any momentary slackness of
employ mi tit, .-.utl to improve the condition affhe
laboring classes; The question of public aliaier.l
ation had rtcently attracted his particular alien
tion. The last discussion in the CuunCi of Sti.te
will cause the introduction of some useful reforms
into the trade pf bakers.
He ongratu' ited the peifect and the Munici
p -1 Council on the zeal they hud displayed in
carrying out his wishes He felt, he said, great
ly touched at the delicate attentiou shown in
n iming the transverse boulevard after his mother,
Qneen Hoi tense ; but he could not keep for his
fimily the monopoly of homage w hich was due
to the national glory. lie therefore requested
fiat the boulevard now called after Queeu Hor
tense should henceforth bear the name of Boule
vard de Richard Lenoir, iu order to perpetuate
the mornory of one of the w-orking classes who
hnd won wealth and honor by perseverance and
probity, and who also had put himself at the
head of his workmen iu days of danger to fight
for his country.
The close of foe Imperial speech was the s?g-
nal fortlie greatest applause, which was rtnewed
when he distributed a good number ot crosses
on the recommendation of his ministers, w ho
were, all iu attendance upou him.
This finished the ceremony. The Emperor
mounted his horse and took tbe lead, followed
by the same brilliant staff. The Empress en
tered her carriage v illi her attendants, the es
cort fell into its place, the bauds played, the
crowds applauded, aud tho cortege returned to
Much satisfaction was expressed in Paris at
the opening of the new boulevard passing off
w ithout aoy disagreeable incident, as there had
been a general feeling of uneasiness. The Prince
Imperial did not aeeo t pauy the Kinperor.
liy a tr. aty concluded ou the Sth December,
between the President of the Siss Coidedera
lion and the French Ambassador, the valley of
Dapjes has been ceded to France in considers
tion of the cession of an tq.ual extent of territo
ry in Switzerland.
'the Opinione Rationale has received a second
rattling for a publication of an article entitled,
"Martyrdom of tho Clerical Party. The mo
tives of the warning are BtHt'ed to be, that the
Opiiiiunc Nationaie, notwithstanding that it bus
reee.ved several semi official warning, has con
tinued lo falsely attribute all the acts of the gov
urnment to what it terms "clerical ii.lluetices, :
and to misrepresent the liberal iatentioiiS of the
government of the Emperor.
Horace Vernet was dangerously ill and had
received the last sacrament.
'1 he Bfbnitemr, says the Kmperor, heariug of
the illness of Horace Verne', had sent to lhat
eminent artist an autograph letter, and the decor
atmna of Grand Olfie r of the Legion of Honor.
The official Turin Gazette publishes a roval
decree, appointing the following as the new max-
1 ariui President of the Counci'.
Pasi lini Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Peruzzi Minister of the Interior,
Pisceuelli Minister of Justice.
Minghettt Minister of Finance.
Delia Kovere Minister of Wi r.
Menabrea Minister of Public Works
Parliament would reassemble ou the 1 1th
Garibaldi will soon be well enough to return to
The Queen of Spain in aer annua! speech
The Catholic sentiments of Spain are also my
sentiments : and may Cod favor our wishes and
our efforts, so that the troubles of the Sovereign
Pontiff, who is tho constant object of my deep
est veneration, may e.-;.. .-.
My relations with foreign powers continue tn
be friendly. I hope for a satisfactory conclusion
of the difHculti'-s that the disagreement of the
plenfpotei ti sites in Mexico has opposed" to the
execution ot ttie treaty oi lomton. Inc unex
pected obstacles which have prevented tint execution-
have not changed the desire 1 feel for the
accomplishment of i. ami the realization ot the
idea upon w hich it was based.
My government w ill present to yos the com
muntcatioas respecting the grave events which
have happened on the eoast of Cuba ; and I feel
confident that these events will not change the
excellent relations which I maintain with the
United States government. ur colonies are
every day becoming more flourishing in spite of
the injury that the American war inflicts upon
their commerce and their productions. Their
distance from their Peninsula increases my soli
citude in their befrdf. In iheir government aioj
administration reforms arc wanted, destined, in
accordance with the example cf my august an
cestors to make one nation of ail Spaniards iu
every country iu the world.
Bad Excuse. Those who go ronnd
ContriJ u ion bo.T California churches
a. ;ue thecaseat toe pewq as they go
one instance tbe following dialogue
Parson I. extended the basket to
l.v slowly gnno& his heal. 'Come,
give us j-ottu 'blur.' said tie parson
it,' replied Hill. 'Why not 7 Is not
good one '.' 'V"st good enonjh. but
tbie to give anything.' 'Pub ! poh f I
with the ct
plead and ai
long. In i
ens Ued -. P:
Btff, and h
Can't .lo it,
I am not ab
know bet'c .
you must give a better reason than
1 owe too much money ; I must b
just before 1 am generous, you know. -But.
William, you owe GoJ a larger debt than you
owe any one else. -'i hat's true, parson: but
then be ain't pushing me like the rest of my
creditors.' The argecent was ao&fllaaivc.
t en. Butler's Fnrrwrll AiArw.
Citizen oXcic Orleans: It may r.ot be
inappropriate, as it is not inopportune in oc-
that there should be addressed to you
a lew words at pertfiig. by one whose name is
to be hereafter iielissolubly connected with
I shall speak in no bitterness, because T am
not conscious of a single perswo's animosity.
Commanding the Army of the tiulf, 1 four. I
you captured, but not surreivdcred ; c.niuercd
but not orcjrly ; relieved trom the pre tence of
an army, but incapable of taking car-,- of your
selves. I restored order, punished crime,
opened commerce, brought provisions to your
starving people, reformed your currency,, and
gave you quiet and protection, such as you
had not enjoyed for many ycais.
While d .ing this, my soldiers were sulijcct
ed to obl q,uy, r preach and insult.
And now, speaking to you, who know Cio
truth, I here declare that nltoever lias quietly
remained about his business, afouding rcitrr
aid nor comfort to the enemies of the Utiitcdi
States, has never been inter fered with by tbo
soldiers ot the C oiled S'-a'es.
Tbe men who had assumed to govern you
and to defend tour i ity 'i arms having Uid,
some of our women tiuu'ed at the presence of
those who cauict phoucl them. By a simple
older, (No. 28,1 1 called upon ever) soldiei of
this army to treat the women of NeW Orleans
as gentlemejn should deal with the sex, with
sucn effect (hat I n w c;!l upon the just-tniad-d
ladies n! New Oilcans, to gay what belt thev
have ever enjoyed sa complete pmuctien and
cairn quiet for themselves and ttitir families,
as since the advent id the Unit d States troops.
The enemies of my country, unrepentant and
implio able. I hue tican d with merited severity.
I hold thai rebellion is treason, and that treason
persistad in is death, and any punishment shoit
; of that due s traitor jiv.-s so n n h clear gam to
j him from the clemency of the Govertimet t.
I Upon this thesis have I administered th.- authort
' ty of the United States because, of which I am
I not uncousciatis of complaint. I do nut feel th. t
I have erred in too mi. eh harshness, Atr Mat
! harshness has ever been exhibited to disloyal
t enemies to my country and not to loyal friends,
! To be sure I might have regaled you with tho
! amenities ofI&riiish civilization, and yet hcen
! within the suppost d rules of civilized warfare.
Vou might have been smoked to death in env
' ems, as were the Coven.Tr.fers of Sc ft and by
i the command of a Senegal of the Royal Honse
j of Kngland ; or roasted lika the inhabitants of
Algiers during trie r reecti campaign : v .air wives
and daughters mijht have beon given over to
the ravisher as were the unfortunate d atrial of
Spain in the Peninsular war; or you might bavo
been scalped and tomahawked as our mMher
were at Wyoming by the savage allies of lireat
Britain in our own Revolution ; your property
could have been turned over to iudisci iminata
"loot'' bhe the Palace of the Emperor of China ;
works of art w hich adorned your buildings-miglit
have been sent a" ay like tho paintings of tho
Vatican ; yotir sons miffht have been Movv-u fivtn
the mouths of cannon like the S1 ptiys at Delhi ;
and yet ah this would been within the mi's of
civilized warfare as practiced by tlio must polish
ed ami llie most hypoc itiei f n.it mis of Europe.
For such' acts the records of the d ings of sono
inhabitants of your city towards the friends- of
the Union, before my coming, w.ro a sufficient
provocative and justification.
But I have not so conducted. On the contrary,
the worst punishment iiilhcted, except for crimi
na acts punishable by every l.vv, pas, been bwi
ishment with labor to a barren inland, w here I
1 encamped my own 6oUliers before marching hete.
Ilt is true I have levied upon the wealthy rebels,
and paid out nearly half a million of dollars to
feed 4O0iitf cf the starving poor of all nations as
sembled here, made so by this war. a
I saw that, this rebellion was a wawof the aris
tocrats againtt the middling men ; of the rich
against the poor; a war of the landowner' a-gnhvs
the laborer; that it was a struggle for the reton
tion of povier in the hands oi the few agaiust
the many ; and I Found no conclusion to it save
in the subjugation ot the few, and tho r'.:sent4tTl
ment of tiio ninny I therefore felt no le sitatieni
in taking the substance of the wealiy. who had
ctinsod the war, to fe d the innocent poor, who
bad suffered by the war. And I shall now l;-nvo
you with the proud consciousness thai I cai ry
with me the blessings of the humble, and'loyal,
under the roof of the cijtrage, r.nd in the cabin
et the slave, and so am irui'te eootent to im ur
the sneers of the S'Uun, or the i uises of the rich.
I found vou trembling at the tenors of servile.
I insurrection. All danger of this I huvo preveat
' e-i by so treating the Slave that he had no causo
I found the dungeon, the eBaih and the I ash
your oi.Vy means of enforcing obedience in your
servants. 1 leave them peaceful, laborious, con
trolled by tha laws of kradnesa and justice.
1 l.ave demonstrated lhat the pestilence can ba
kept from your b rilers.
I have added a million of dollars lo your wealth
iu i ! form of new laud from the bat true ot tho
1 have cleansed and improved your streets,
canaisaiiJ public squares, and opened new avv-
nucs to unoccupied land.
I have given you freedom cf elections greater
than vou have ever enjoyed before.
j I have caused justice lo bo administered so im
1 partially that your own advocates have uiuiiii-
inousiy complimented the Judges of my appoint
Yon have seen, tl ere fore, the i.ei.efit ofthe laws
and justice of the Government against w hich ou
Why, then, will yon not a'.! return to your
aliogieiice to lhat Government uot with' lip
service, t it with the bear! 1
I cwnureydn. if you desire ever to see renewed
prosperity, giving business lo your streets and
wharves if you hope, lo see your city bflcomo
again the mart of the Western woihl. fed by ts
rivets for more than throe thousand iniVcs. drai.i
ing the commeree of a country gteater than tho
mind of man hath ever conceived idtutn lo your
If you desire to leave to your cliildicn the in
hurilauce you received of your f ithers staid.
I eonstitntiotia Ltuvcruuieut ; it yuu drsrre that
ihey should in the future h i a j ortiou of th
greatest empire the grin ever shone upon--returu
j to your allegiance.
There is but one rh.Ii that stands in the way.
There is but one thing that at this hour stands
I between you ond the Governmeufe and tiiut is
The institution, cursed of Ool, which has takia
jits last refuge here, in II is providence will bo
I rooted out as the ta es Ir on-the wheat, although
tha wheat be torn up w.th it.
I have given nine h thoi'trh, trt this subjcf.
I came among you, Hy teachings, by habit of
mind, by politieat position, by social afft iily, in
I dined to sustain v-oii'r r-onestic laws. ;f hv po si-
bili'y they might be with sifety to the Union
Months of expe. o-iice at.d uh-ervation hav.i
; (breed the Conviction that the existei.ee of S'.avi ry
I is incompatible wi'h llie 'safety either of your
i selves or of the Union. As lhe- s'em has gradm-
ally grown to its present hnea iiiw lliMim. it
1 were best if it confd he gradually remoted; but
! it is better, far belt, r, :i at it should be t-iki n-oiit
j at once, than thnt it sh u J hnjir vitiate tha
I social, political and f ui iiy r 1 ti' t s i f nr 9
i try . 1 am speaking w Ith no pi it; n hi pie views
as regards the Slav , but sin p y ot lie t tTect of
.Siaveiy on then n er. ." ee o veil! re v .
Look arooud yi-n and s.-y wittier th s sad
dening, dia l i iu:' i: ff i n t: has not all but dc-
.ff-iiV..,t flwi ,-oru l...r. ,-.., t. lit r , r c... !..tv
I bib Speaking tha fire veil words of ore who
.has shown his d o'i-n to his mil try, -.t tlov
peril of his life ai d fortune, w ho if t!. s i v. . 'sr
I can have neither ho; e nor inter, st savethej 1
lot those whom he addigeccs ; and i t i ft here
'repeat, with al; the sob an ty ff an npp a! to
Heaven to bear n-e Wttrets, tliat snick are iter
; -.lews forced upon pie hv tx;i r -K'1
Come, then, -to tho i.n tiu t i al S'ipp rt of
the Government. Take it to lour ev.n bands
your own institu i r.s : r tel It eth aeeoirdii g
to the laws ot Hat oi.-s it d f God Nnd ii.ns attain
that great ropi rity a?: Ult d tJ J on by geogi ipli-
leal position, only a j ortiou of woich wr.s h-.io-tolora
(-Signed) BENJAMIN F. BUTLER
j NEW HtLASS, Dei . it, !:.-.'.