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2d Congressional District.
Kewbern. 78 21
Ne port, 56
Smyrna, 40 5
Beaufort, 94 61 57
Cape Look on t Banks, 21 26
Morehead City, 31 J
Trent, 35 13
Ki-nakeet. 12 30
Chickamacomico, 3 23
Lake Landing; 12
Ocracoke 44 1
Hunting Quarters 18 2 7
Cedar Inland 18
502 151 !G
Majority for Pigott 351.
Tote thus far 749.
Whole number of
The Slnto Eleciiaa.
The late election for a representative to Con
gress, from this District, has been productive
of great geod, even if the district by chicanery,
hould be cheated out of her representation by
the machinations of demagogues.
Although by no means complete, the re
turns indicate the election of Jnnfngs Pigott,
Esq., by a majority larger than the combined
vote of all his opponents. This must be very
gratifying to the successful candidate. Mr. P.
is a self made man, and has arisen to his pres
cnt honorable position, by his own energy.
In him the mechanic and laborer has a warm
and trusty friend, for be is from among them,
and the Union a warm and ardent supporter.
In this contest, we have refrained from tak
ing any partizan stand. We have been grati
fied to learn that all the candidates stood upon
the platform of the Union, and the enforcement
of the laws. The large vote which has been
thrown, is gratifying to every earnest lover of
the Union, and particularly to those who have
fought on the plains of -North Carolina to up
hold the Union, as reflecting the fact that the
Unionism of North Carolina is not a myth, but
a sober, vell established fact. This Union
ism has been nourished by the civil and mili
tary authorities, until it has assumed a practi
cal form, in the first Regiment of Union Vol
unteers, and in the recent expression of opin
ion at the polls, for it is noways probable that
any secessionist so far recognized the Federal
Government, as to participate in the election
on the 1st inst.
In Carteret county, Mr.Pigott's native home,
and where be is best known, the people seem
to have been much united in their endorse
ment of him as a Union man; nearly every
precinct giving him a majority. We tender
our congratulations to the Representative elect,
and to the Union men of the District, for their.
success in electing so worthy ' a man as their
The locusts which pcrtecuted Pharaoh were
scarcely more plentiful than paper currency in
the South. Confederate notes, soft pape' shin"
plasters, pasteboard chips, brass, iron and ev
erything elso that can be converted into a cir
culaling medium abounds everywhere. Every
body's pockets are lined with stuff which is
scattered broadcast with a looseness. Nobody
seems to place any value on paper money, and
no other kind is to be had.
From the most accurate estimate that can be
made from the returns of the probate judges
and sheriffs of the counties, Alabama has sent
to the war, from first to last, about sixty
thousand men out of a voting population of
some eighty thousand. Of these, the Stale
bas armed nineteen thousand and equipped
eight thousand. Alabama has also turned
Over to the. confederacy twenty-one thousand
stands of arms, captured by her own troops
lrom Mt. Vernon arsenal.
John Kelly, of Blackstone, Worcester Co..
hs run a grist mill seventy-two years, out of
eighty-six that he has lived in the world,
which is Blackstone, from which he has never
been one mile, and has never ridden in car or
steamboat. Seventy-two years in a mill !
one long "demnition grind."
Col, M. D. Craton, 50th Regiment N. C.
Troops, has resigned. This resignation pro
motes L.ent. Col, James A. Washington, of
Wayne, to the Colonelcy, and Major George
Wortham, of Granville, to the Lieutenant
Two lovers, like two armies, generally get
along quietly until they are engaged.
Mary Ann By there of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
has applied for a decree of divorce from her
husband, because he is an officer and doing
service in the rebel armj . Good for Mary
The Charleston Mercury states that a great
amount of land in South Carolina was planted
in corn the past season, and an enormous crop
was expected, but a severe drouth cut short
the yield, and the crop will not be larger than
last year. The rico erop has been curtailed by
the removal of the planters from the tide water
region, but those wlio planted obtained good j
o: . s. I
A million dollars worth of the property of
Union men in Eastern Tennessee has been
confiscated by a Confederate Court at Knox
ville, including estates belonging to Gov. Andy
Johnson and Hon. Horace Maynard. The
rebel General Kirby Smith occupies the house
of Parson Brownlow, at Knoxviile, for his
During the month of November 12,000 bales
of rags were shipped from England for the
The recent proposition of the Legislature at
Raleigh, tc raise 10,500 men from among the
conscripts, for the defence of this Statevfrom
the U. S. forces, has excited the alarm of -the
Richmond Examiner. After abusing and
bedaubing North Carolina, when the State pro
poses to take her defences into her own hand,
then comes the honied word and syren song,
to pacify her. After dragging North Carolina
into the vortex of ruin, and draining her of
her men and supplies, then the Richmond
Junter have the unparalleled audacity to again
attempt the job of resoaping the yeomanry of
the Old North State, into impoverishing her
self for the benefit of Jeff. Davis's dynasty.
We predict a signal defeat in this attempt, and
we hope that it will be the harbinger of better
North Carolina and the Proposal to Raise
The telegraph of Wednesday informed us
that one branch of the North Carolina Legis
lature hud passed to its second reading, by a
close vote, a bill for raising ten thousand Slate
troops, out of citizens liable to the draft or
conscription law of the Confederate Govern
ment. We hope the sober second thought
will arrest this ill-starred movement, which,
we confess, gives us no little concern. North
Carolina is sensitive because her borders are
invaded, and, like all communities in that
situation, is liable to think that there are not
enough of Confederate troops there for her
defence. The sensibilities of an invaded peo
ple are ever active, and their anxieties are dif
ficult to be allayed. We have had alas, abun
dant experience of these things here in Virgi
nia. But it is impossible to prevent local
suffering. The attempt to do so in the earlier
part of the war involved us in much loss. To
line the sea-coast of North Carolina would be
to lose Raleigh.
The Confederacy mutt be defended as a whole ;
and those great attempts which strike at our vi
tals, must be met w herever they appear, wilh our
concentrated strength. It in thus that Virginia
has been the battle ground ; aud inconsiderate
persons have therefore thongiit that the Confed
erate army was in some peculiar sense, fighting
fur Virginia It is a great delusion We wish
most sincerely that no sister State, inay suffer as
we have done, the evils of thus being "fought
for." It is a terrible thing to be the bat tle ground
of great armies. North Carolina has been fought
for and protected infinitely more to her advantage
by tlu battles in Virginia, than it her own soil
bad been trampled by great armies. Let her
withdraw or withhold her men from the common
for ber particular defence, and let other States in
their discretion do the same; and Virginia will
be bat the door-way to North Carolina, through
which the enemy's great army, may pass at
pleasure. It is a fatal course ou which it is thus
proposed to enter; fatal to the Confederacy, fatal
to North Car. lina.
North Carolina has suffered, but she should not
suppose herself neglected. The hostile incur
sions which have afflicted her Eastern waters, it
was obviously not possible to prevent. If she
should be so unfortunate, as seems probable, to
be assailed by the enemy's strength, she need
not fear but that the foe will be confronted by
the power of the Confederacy. This can be
done infinitely better if that power is concentra
ted than if it be frittered away by divisions into
Confederate troops and State troops, with their
jcalousies and want of liarimny and concert.
We have considered the course advocated in
the North Carolina Legislature, in its inevitable
eff-ct upon the eause, afd upon North Carolina
herself. But beyond that, such a proceeding
could uot fiil to be regarded by all the sister
States as very ungenerous, and as in violation of
duty under the engagements of the Confederate
Constitntion. We trust' that the good name and
plighted faith of North Carolina are to be sullied
by no such proceeding If we might be er
milted to show by an example what is the senti
mnnt in other States, we would point to the case
of Virginia. Scourged, desolated, harassed, torn,
dismembered, by the war, as North Carolina,
we are truly happy to say. can but little more
than imagine, we thought it well to re inforce
the efforts of the Confederacy by additional
strength of our own. But we did not attempt to
take a man whom the Confederacy called f ir
Let the common agent do all it can or n ill our
effort shall be in addition, and not in substitu
tion. We hope North Carolina will not deem
the example unworthy of her adoption, if she
desires to aid iu her local defences. We trust
her legi.-lators will not suffer themselves to be
influenced by the clamors, against the Confeder
ate Administration, of journalists or others, whose
course is such as to necessitate very general
doubt of tbeir loyalty to the cause which has
been consecrated by the commingled blood of
North Carolinians, Virginians and the Confed
erates generally, in many a victorious field
In an able article on the late expedition to
Goldsboro, the Newburyport Herald says that
"Gen. Foster did well to retreat, for if the reb
els bad thrown a force into his rear and eut off
his supplies, he might have suffered much,
and he would have been in danger of losing
his whole command. lie won reputation in
bis retreat as much as by his advance, for in
the latter he was much superior to the enemy
in men and guns. It is a singular fact that our
best commanders have so far in this war be
come famous by successful retreats. It is of
ten the case that more skill is needed to escape
irom an enemy tnan to win in the held.
We hope the government will strcniirlv rein
force the army in North Carolina, since that is
one of the easiest states in all rebeldom to pe
netrate, and one of the most important to hold.
It never sympathised with ultra Southern doc
trines, and a majority of its people are to-day
in favor of the Union as it was. They were
hugmuggled out of the Union by a process
tuey aiu not understand, one of the rebel
mutters ooasung mat isortn Carolina never
co old tell how she got out. Our experience
proves that we can occupy States where a con
siderable portion of the people are loyal. By
that means we have regained Missouri, V es
tern Virginia, held Kent oaky and Maryland,
and got a footing in Tennessee and Louisiana.
We have the advantage of men in the army
who know the country and people, while we
have as yet made no impression on a Gtate
where the people were disloyal. Our visits to
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Missis
sippi, have not given us permanent control
any where but at a few points on the sea
shore. With the feeling in North Carolina
to-day, if we could have a large army there,
so that the people would feel confident that if
they avowed iheir loyalty they would not be
left to be murdered or rubbed by rebels to
morrow, we should gain that State. This
would cut the rebel l'ues of communication
between Virginia and the extreme South, and
oblige a transfer of the scat of war to the
Cotton States. It would be important, too,
hereafter, in the event of the establishment of
Confederate nationality in fixing a boundary.
Holding North Carolina and Tennessee, the
rtbsllicn would be BaeetesfuJ 5ip'y in th i
Cotton States--. There is ajbetter line of division
ih the highlands where the waters 'ivie, run
ning north through Tennessee and Kentucky
and south into the Gulf, than can elsewhere
be found ; and in all the States north of that
line slavery could at once be abolished without
producing serious commotions. The lands are
better adapted to free than slave laber, and at
the same time they would produce all tne cot
ton we should ever want in this country. By
all means we trust that North Carolina will be
held with a firm hand, even if Gen. Banks arrd
his army should have to be resulted from the
Gulf at once, and in the same ships that car
ried his men out.
Another Union iMariyr A Jlaleli
for Purson Brownlow.
At the residence of Rev. Dr. Breud, in Phil
adelphia, is now staying, in the person of Rev.
John II. Aughey, a Presbyterian clergyman, a
gentleman who, at the hands of the rebels in
Mississippi, has endured everything but death.
He is a citizen of Mississippi, now emaciated
almost to skin and bone. He has tasted three
times the bitterness of death, and yet escaped
its consummation. Whether any galley-slave
ever endured greater suffering in a given
amount of time may be safely doubled. He
is preparing for publication a book descriptive
of his experience since the war broke out.
Mr. Aughey was an earnest, open, decided
opponent of the rebellion from the outset.
Arrested as a Unionist, he was heavily man
acled, and thrust into a crowded, filthy prison,
whence his companions were taken out day by
day to be shot, and their bodies thrown into a
ditch, as the punishment of their patriotism.
Mr. Aughey himself, as a more determined
and influential Unionist, was reserved-for con
spicuous hanging, bnt escaped before the ful
filment of that intention. Traveling in the
opposite direction from that in wmch he would
naturally be sought ; wearing on his ancles
the heavy iron letters which he had uot been
enabled to remove, he was obliged to evade
the bloodhounds that were usually kept for
the hunting of slaves, but now employed for
tracking white Unionists. Taking care to
leave none ol his garments in the prison, as
from those the scent might be taken, ti.ivelling
only by night, and then very slowly, because
of the galling circlets of his ancles, living
mainly on green corn plucked from the fields,
and eaten raw, since to raise a smoke would
have been to advertise his location to a watch
ful, unrelenting foes, he finally discovered him.
self at a venture to a fanner, who proved to
be a Unionist, and by whom he was conveyed
on horseback several miles in the right direc
tion, and thus enabled finally to evade the
rclel pickets and make bis escape.
From conversation with him we learn the
On the first of July last he was arrested by
a company of cavalry under command of Cap
tain Hill, in Tishomingo county, Mississippi.
When brought into Captain lfill'spresence ,he
thus addres.-ed him .'
" Are you a Unionist ?"
" I voted the Union ticket, sir."
" That, sir, is an evasion. I voted the Un
ion ticket, and now I am fighting against the
Union. What are your sentiments now f"
" I have never seen any reason for changing
my opinions. I voted the Union ticket and am
still a Unionist."
" You must go to headquarters."
As Mr. Benjamin Clarke had been arrested
as a Unionist on the same day while plowing
in the field, who, with himself, was placed
under guard and sent to Fulton, in Ittawamber
county, to the headquarters of Cjlone'i Brad
lute. When they appeared in his presence
the following colloquy ensued :
" Are you a Uniouist ?" (to Mr. Aughey).
" I am, sir."
" Where were you born ?"
" I was born in the State of New Yofjg, but
bave spent eleven years in the South. -f
" Ah ! Yankee born and a traitor ; you de
serve to be hanged !
If being of Northern birth is a crime, it cer
tainly was not Mr. Aughey's fault, inasmuch
as bis parents did not so much as consult him
as to the place he wished to be born, and be
could not have helped it if he had tried. This
he laconically stated.
They were then placed under a heavy guard
and conducted to Brooksville, the headquarters
of Gen. Pleiter, where they remained durin
tho night, sleeping upon the ground, having
nothing to lie upon but the brass, and with r
covering. On the next day the guard con
ducted them to PnceviIIe, into the presence id
General Jordan, who thus addressed Mr,
" Arc you a Unionist ! "
' I am, sir?"
" Where were you born ? "
" 1 was born m the State or New Xork a
State w'lich never repudiated, nullified, sece
ded, nor did any other uisgracetul act. I am
proud, sir, of my birthright in that glorious
hmnire S ale.
" If you love the North so well, why did you
not go North at the coinaieuceine.it of the
" Give me a passport, sir, and I will go North
" The first passport you will get will be a
free ticket to the ml jrnal regions.
" Thank you for your kind otter, I was not
before aware that you were the. devu s ticket
agent," was the response of the Divine.
Soon after this interview the guards set ont
with them for I upelo, where they were incar
cerated in the central military prison. There
were some seventy or eighty prisoners in that
gloomy abode. The prison was filthy in the
extreme, it was not supplied with any kind of
furniture, not even beds oi blankets At ni"ht
the inmates lay down on the hard planks and
slept as best they could. They were starved
insulted and maltreated in every possible way
A strong Ruani rime iu daily and took the
prisoners out to ao scavenger wurh
t atrai h
At 3 o'clock every day some of them were taken
out and shot or hanged. With a Mr .V alone
Mr. Aughey attempted to escape. His friend
did escape to the Federal lines, but he was re
arrested, heavily ironed aud replaced in prison.
They sent out two companies of cavalry with
bloodhounds in search of them. Mr Aughey's
arrest took place after he bad been out two
nights and a day. Several of his feilo m prison
ers had been shot during his absence.
On his return l:e found that tne fioor of his
prison had been spiked down, the guards dou
bled, and great precaution and vigilance exer
cised to prevent any future escapes The Judge
Advocate of the Confederate army of the West
came one day and informed Mr. Augbey that he
would be executed on the following Tuesday
As they had determined to hang kirn, lie petition
ed to be shot, bat the request was refused He
resolved therefore to attempt a second escape,
and in the event of a failure, draw the tire of the
guard and be shot. He preferred to be slain in
the excitement incident to an attempt at escape,
to a horrid death by strangulation at a rupe's end j
amid the jeers of a rabble His fellow prisonei s
aided him in removing his chain ( the heavy
bauds they could not remove), and although the
prison was strictly guarded and surrounded by
camps containing fifteen or twenty thousand
armed men. yet he eluded their vigilance, and
succeeded iu reaching the dense wcods. At
length, after incredible sufferings from hunger,
thirst, fatigue and exciteineut, he reached the
Federal lines at Kieuzi. Miss .. in safely, where
ho found protection beneath the folds of the old
Elias Howe, the celebiated sewing machine
millionaire, no is a private in me jm tounec-;
ticut Volunteers, has just returi.ia to ins regi
ment from home, whether he had gone ou fur
, 1 ...... fw,,n li (tnif.mm.rt I
II1CJF linU IIUL I t. L I. 1 I l-l p.J null. - It.
for a long time. He procured enough te pay
tvery man p full,
Important from the Mississippi.
Reported laplurc of Port Hudson
by Admiral Farragut.
ADVANCE Of THE UNION SQUADRON
Chicago, Dec 29.
A report has reached Memphis that a heavy
Union force has ascended the Mississippi from
New Orleans, the naval portion of which is un
der command of Admiral Fanagut, that Port
Hudson has fallen into the Union hands, and
that the fleet has reached a point twclre miles
The reported advance is confirmed by the
Vicksburg Whig of the 18th.
A special despatch from Cairo says the re
ports that Gen. Grant has fallen back to the
north side of the Tallahatchie are confirmed.
The main body of the army arrived at Holly
Springs several days a,jo.
It is supposed Gen. Grant will open the
Memphis and Charleston Railroad to Grand
Junction, and make Memphis the base of sup
On the 20th the rebels attacked the Union
forces, two hundred and fifty in number, at
Davits' Mills, six miles south of Grand Junc
tion. The ei emy were repulsed, leaving twen
ty dead and thirty wounded on the field. A
number were also carried off. The Union loss
IMPORTANT from KENTUCKY
lrfeat of Ihe Rebel t'nder IT! rgnn
Itolling Frk Krpultte f the
Louisville. Dec. 80 10.05 r. at.
Colonel Harlan attacked General Morgan at
Rolling Fork yesterday morning. The engage
ment lasted one hour and a half. Harlan kill
ed and wounded a number of rebels, losing
two killed and three wounded. Among the
latter was Lieut. Polhs, of South wick's battery,
The rebels retreated towards Bardstown,
having lost several killed and wounded, and a
captain and six privates captured.
Morgan spent last night at Bardstown, and
moved eastward on the Springfield turnpike.
This morning scouts report that liasil Duke
was seriously wounded at Rolling Fork.
A messenger reported to Colonel Carlan lhat
our iorces had an engagement at New Haven,
this morning, and repulsed the rebels there.
Sheppardsville and Rolling Fmk bridges are
safe. The trestle work on Milldraughs Hill is
so seriously damaged that it will require a
month for its restoration. Two small bridges,
which can be easily restored, were burned by
the rebels near Lebanon Junction.
The above comprises all the damage done by
the rebels to bridges on the Louisville 'and
Nashville Railroad and its tributaries.
Lieut. John Speed, of Gen. Gilbert's staff,
was taken prisoner by the rebels near the tres
tle work, and robbed of his clothing, watch
Thr fJnion nn fbf ICefeel Confederacy
Victory Dependant on n Guiuc.
A letter from an officer of one of the Massachu
setts' regiments now on the Rat pahannock, con
tains the following amusing passage :
"T here is much good feeling exhibited toward
each other by the Union am' rebel pickets since
the late battle. A sort of tacit understanding
seems to exist among them that warfare for the
present at least, is to be laid aside I give you
a piactical specimen of how the feeling operates:
Yesterday , after an exchange of pipes, tobacco,
coffee, &c , between our boys on picket duty and
the Secesh who were similarly detailed, both
parties sat down and had a pow wow The ulti
mate result of the war was the subject, and it
was discussed calmly and intelligently, although
earnestly One ot the rebs , who bad a good
deal of good humor in bis composition, sat on
one side pitching stones at a stump at a little dis
tance, and edged in a remark now and then.
'We,' (the rebels) he said, 'will gain I ha day as
sure as I strike that stamp with this stone.' The
stone was flung, but the stump was untouched,
and there was a general guffaw. This half net
tled the reb , and subsequent chuffing brought a
challenge trom him and his rebel ci'mrnd.-s to
ur boys to play a game at quoits with tint stout s
which could be found laying around. But for
whtl Paymasters being myths just now, pecu
niary stakes were out of the question. Some one
suggested that 'he play shouic1 be Union against
Confederacy, aud lhat ihe party who should whip
should be held as the ultimate victor in the great
National battle. This pleased both sides might
ily, aud to wotk they went, two against two. and
twelve in all. The game was eleven for each of
the parties contesting it, or thirty three in all
'one f.r every star in the Federal flag leaving
Georgia out as a .State of no sort of account,'
which idea was very significantly poked at a
Georgian by one of our rueu in a humorous sort
of a st lions way.
At it they net t. aud 'all for my country!'
grreted every point wen by either aide At Ihe
close of the game, our Massachusetts boys (who
were ably assisted by a little Caledonian belong
ing to our regiment namcl Alexander.) came oul
first best by three points. There was a loud
oath from the others, and 1 eame along about
that time, and duty was the word. The relation
of this affair amused me so much that I send you
an account of it."
Smockisi; AcciDKST Four of one Family
Drowned Tho Hartford papers give an account
of a terrible accident which happened in the
town of Somers, Conn., last sundsy. A family
named Scantling reside in the north part of the
town Three of the children, all girls, ihe eldest
sixteen years of age. went on to a pond near the
house to slide, while the father and the remainder
of the family were at breakfast. The iee uot
being sufficiently strong they all broke through.
The father seeing the conditiou of bis children
rushed frantically to their aid, aud iu his en
deavors to rescu them, he too broke through the
ica. nti'l the whole f.nr were rfmirnptl.
Ill llitf Ratlin Miltltf, Ull inri caililt between Bif-l
niifiijain anti Aiismija, ou oiiiiiiuttv insi, iwo
, , , . t, 1 .. i . ...
nltil hen na.nfi.l Crr and Ouiirlev were walkimr
on the ice when it gave way and the children
were precipitated into the water. Mrs. Carr, tho
mr.ther of ona of the children, saw the accident
and immediately rushed to the rescue, but she.
as well as the children, was drowned in spite ot
all efforts to save them.
Gen. BurnsUde's report in which be assumes
the whole responsibility ef the last battle, will
raise him in the estimation of the people.
Whatever they may think of his military skill
in the matter, they will acknowledge the man.
He seeks to shift no burdens on others, but
stands out boldly showing his heart and bead
without fear. To a member of Congress tbe
other day, he said : "Sir, I have done the best
I know how to do. If I have erred, lay the
blame upon me. I did not seek the position,
but I was urged to take it. I am willing to
take any other to go back to my old corps
to-iuurrow ; and in so doing, I feci conscious
of endeavoring to do ray entire duty."
Death -of ax Aged Hermit. Mr. Joseph
Plummer of Me.'edith. well known to ntany of
the residents of Belknap county, N. H., as "Old
Jo Plummer, Ihe Hermit," who has passed
sixty-seven years ot his life by himself in a kind
e . i : .1 , l,.-,:f
OI lOg UUUSf, Oil UULt-,.1 in a iciiiuii j ut.u i, j , u ii-u
on the 3d inst., aged eighty-eighl years. One ot j
hi. friends called ou him tho evening previous
to his death, and requested permission lo pass the
uieht with him ; but he replied. "You can do me
no good-I shall die before morning' Tbe
friend granted his wish and left him, aud during
the night be died, s bs h& Una, aitme. Jfn
The Globe Mill in New buryport.is repairing,
painting, and cleaning "up, ready to start its
machinery at short notice ; but it is not likely
to run in the present state of the cotton mar
ket. Mr. Joseph C. Grinnell is to resume the
business at the Iron Foundry on South Water
street. New Bedford, this week.
The , Selectmen of Norwich and Preston,
Conn., have nniUea comract wilh L. E. Trues
dell & Co., of Warren, Mass., for the construe
lion of one of Mr. Truesdvll's patent iron
bridges across the Shetucket river, belween
the two towns, in place of the wooden struc
ture which was burned last summer. The
bridgu will be one of the finest in the State.
In Auicsbury there is a great demand for
bouses and tenements, notwithstanding the
fact that more houses have been built within
(be past year than in any other previous year.
The great influx of residents into the village
by reason ol the increased business of the Sal
isbury Mills and the erection of a large factory,
has been unequalled.
The -proposed names of tho companies to
operate the new works in Fait haven, are to be
Ihe "IJoston & Fail haven Iron Co,' and the
'V' - .,ut:a Iron Co. " the former to carry on the
f. y and machine works, aud the latter tin
g mill and manufacture of steam and gas
'noU IJoaton & f atrliaveu irou Co., Lrideou
genius, ngei:r, are to pennon me next iegi-
i for incorporation, with a capital of $iu0.
''"he Waimuilta Iron Co , Mr U.G. Dennis,
rftif. fur Iniiiirnnrutiiiti with unitul lint vf0af.
.1? M, Iaac Adams, the inventor of tho Adams'
rin iig press, now resides iu Sandwich. N H ,
iu w?-eh-towu he once worked as apprentice to
C 9el rnaKt-r, aim m neuce, aDolli tlnrry years
ri-. procet (led to Boston, with- just mcney
enough to take It i til to that city. Having ac
cumulated an ample estate, he is eu.pU viiig a
portion of his means m the improvement of land.
Although never an office-seeker, he was, some
years ago, a member of the Senate of Massachu
The Richmond Iron Works Co. are building a
new and improved furnace near the old one.
which is now in full blast. When the new fur
nace is completed, the- company will have the
most perfect establishment of the kind iu New
Capt. John Brown, of Concord, is now in his
79th year. In ldU5 he built a cotton factory.
aud for .t years manufactured cottou goods, pro
aucing au.wu yarus annually, lite mill is one
of the oldest iu the State, aud has been in opera
tion to this year, when it was burnt. It is now
Tha engineers of the Troy & Green6eld Rail
road, have lately been surveying a line, ruunit'g
from Stillwater, on the south side ot Deerfield
river, and through the south mehdows and D r
field, crossing the Connecticut River R R.,just
south of the Railroad bridge at Clieapside, and
connecting with the Vermont and Massachusetts
Railroad east of ttie Deerfield river.
The locomotive on the Amherst, Belchertown
& Palmer R. It., formerly known as the "Am
herst," bas been renovated at the machine shop,
and named the "Edward Dickinson," after the
President of the road.
Count client Items.
Messrs. Geo. W. Chapin, A. M. Kimball, and
Andrew A Kimball, of Sterling, on Oct. Sth,
organized the "Oueco Mill Co.," for the pur
poses of manufacturing in Sterling cotton and
woolen goods; capital $50,000.
Hotchkiss & Son have removed their shot
and shell manulactory from Sharon, Conn., to
New York City, The Litchfield Enquirer
says the amount of their curry comb and Yan
kee notion business may be inferred to be
large, when it is known that the tax on the
sales of these articles for November, was over
Chas. W. Butler, of New London, formerly
editor of the Chronicle, has been appointed
mail agent on the New Haven &. New London
New Jersey Hems.
A branch line from the Camden & Atlantic
R. R. to May's Lunding is already graded, and
will be pushed to completion without delay,
The West Jersey line to Cape May is also
gaing steadily forward, and gives promise of
completion by Midsummer, the time agreed
A new line connecting the Irie R. R. witi.
Sussex county, N. J., is in a forward state.
Numerous applications for extcntions are to
be madu at the ensuing session ol the Lcgisla
ture ; one, of the Freehold & Jan esburg it. R.
to Tom's River village, in Ocean county.
The New Jersey Zinc Company has declared
a dividend of 4 per cent, on the preferred and
4 per cent, on the common stock, payable Jan.
The property affected by the derision of the
New Jersey Court of Errors in the case of the
Zinc Company against the Boston Franklinite
Companv, is ut great value, variously estimated
at fiom iillO.UUO to $1,000,000. The litigation in
the case has caused the complete stoppage of the
manufactuie of zinc, and almost that of Frank
Unite, as well as the complete cessation of busi
ness at Franklin.
Xcw York Item.
Machinery is being put into the paper mill
at Niagara Falls for the manufacture of print
ing paper Irom straw.
Messrs. Win. Van Andale, Sam'l II. Kim
ball and Win. Kelly, trustees, announce that a
meeting ol the stockholders of the Nimrod
Furnace Co. will be held Jan. 13th, in New
York.' to determine the expediency of increas
ing the capital stock from $00,000, its present
rat i-l tn an amount not exceeding 2100.000.
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''"Garibaldi AMD the ak fob the U.Nlox.-
.o mung the papers recently transmitted to
A ,,'eress is a despatch from Mr. Seward, dis
r.g Mr. Canisius lrom his office of Consul
(', ' i United States to Vienna, for his ofiicious
aW'ijnauthorized request to Gen. Garibaldi
tr'efite'r ttie military service of this country
after. the failnre of Garibaldi's revolutionary
movement, which the Consul imprudently took
occasion to commend, although the niovmen'
was put down by the government to which
the Consul was accredited. It appears that
Mr. Seward's letUr that some time previously
the President had made a direct offer to Gari
baldi by permission of Victor Emmanuel.
Horkid Death. The wife of John W. Thorp,
who is now a member of the 11th regiment, was
found dead in her bed yesterday morning Her
child was at her breast endeavoring to nurse,
and had one of its feet frozen. The child was
heard by tbe neighbors crying much ou Satur
day and again yesterday morning. Attracted by
this ciicumstabce, some of the i.eighbors entered
and found the horrid spectacle of a dead u. other
and a half frozen infant. Shu has been very in
temperate, and her death was prormbly caused
hy her excesses. Pruzultucc Journal.
Vali e of a Fh.k of . Papeiss. The San j
Francisco Herald announces that at an auction i
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its omn,enen.rnt to August. l.-M.-wa. ;
' J lor $r,10-about four tttnes i s subscription ;
P"ce. Some people know the value of a hie of
P-P" .out are w-. ..
lion as soon ; not before Ihrj read their ecn-
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has
decided that dress-making is a manufacture,
and as such, if carried on to an extent exceed
ing $1,000 per year, including price of goods,
requires a license. The dress-maker is requir
ed to make monthly returns, and to pay a tax
of three per cent, on the whole value of her
manufactures. When a dress maker makes
up goods belonging to her customers, she is
required to make return of the same, and to
pay tax upon them ; but she is authorized by
the law (sic 69) to add the tax to her bill ft r
labor, and has a lien upon the dresses until
the bill is paid.
The Postoffice Department has an eye upon
the parties who are industriously engaged in
the collection of defaced postage stamps, as
they all. ge for the manufacture of apier
nuicke. A special agent recently found in a
village iu the western part of this State, an
accumulation of between fifty and sixty thou
sand stamps, which had been removed from
letters to be sent to parties in this city who
had contracted for them. Those who gathered
them were in good faith, but it is not so clear
that this was the case with those to whom
they were to be sent. UartJ'ord Times.
Much gossip has been excited in the most
select circles of London, by the elopement of a
young lady of rank, wilh her music teacher.
They took her notes 5000 sterling with
Among the troop of Gypsies encamped near
Toled, was the inevitable fortune teller, and
she showed one woman a "new trick," by
giving her a chloroformed handkerchief to
hold, and thin robbing her of $100.
The grand jury ol San Francisco have indi
cted thirty ..six gamblers, causing a stampede
among the spurting gentry. A rigid antigitu
bling law will be the principal reform measure
ol the next legislature. -
The brakeman of a freight train on the .
Great Western Railway was killed. last week,
by his head striking one of the bridges. He
fell between the cars, when the wheels passed
over him, cutting his body into foue pieces.
All the leading railroads continue to be over
crow ded with freight, and their cash receipts
are much larger than ever before. Floating
debts are melting away like snow flakes, and
bondholders are smiling over advancing quo
tations. British capitalists express anxiety in conse
quence of the rapid drain of specie from Eng
land to India. The payments lor India cotton
are becoming very heavy, the last sieimer for
Bombay hating taken out over a m IKoa
The overland emigration to California bas
been immense this year; no less than 25,000
travellers, with 6,000 wagons, have passed into
the Gulden Slate by the Laramie route. They
were chiefly from Missouri and the Noith
Owners of real estate in New York and vi
cinity are feeling more cheerful. Prices are
advancing. Many of the finest store on
Broadway and ele here, which bave remain-
jed vacant eighteen months, are now renting at
fair paying rates.
Petroleum or mineral oil, says the Canadian
Journal of Art, is uot derived from coal, and
is the result of the decomposition, under pres
sure of an indefinite number of oil-yielding an
imals which swarmed in the seas of the De
vonian period, long anterior to the coaL
The resolution of Senator McDougal, calling
upon the attorney general for a return af the
sums of money paid for the investigation of the
1 ind titles in California, and other legal services
connected therewith, is a drive at the nrcsent
secretary of war. who. it is sa.uTwas employed
and received in some of those case upwards of
When the President landed at Aquia Creek,
goi.ig to see Burnside, there were boards in
tne way on the wharf, which the men hast
ened to remove, but the President remarked in
his usual style, "Never mind, boys, my legs
are pretty long, have brought me thus tar
hrough life, and I think they will take na
over tuts difficulty."
The United States steamer Mount Vernon,
Lu-ut. Commanding Trathcn, has captured the
British schooner Levi Rowe, ol and from Nas
sau, N. P., loaded with an assorted cargo, and
nas sent her as a prize to Philadelphia.
The Richmond Whig said a year and a half
ago that the rebels could whip the federal sol
diers "live to one." Now it says, "two to
one." Did the Whig ever bear of the boy
whose five hundred-cat story dwindled down
to ''our old cat and another."
A clergyman, perambulating through tho
liberties ol Dublin, entered a miserable cabin,
in which an old woman was smoking a pipe by
the tire. Seeing three coarse portraits on the
wall, he asked her who they were? "Sure,
that's St. Paul on the right" said she. And
this ? "An sure, isn't that St. Paul ?" And
he in the center t "And don't you know Pat
Donnelly, the bruiser T sure everybody knows
During the last month the following was the
amount and kind of coinage at tbe United States
Mint: Gold. 11,730 pieces, value, 9X3,523 19;
silver, 119.615 pieces, value. $41,153 21 ; copper,
4.200.000 pieces, value. $40,200. Total number
of pieces coined, 4,151,345, valued at $344,962
Hy some mistake one of the Springfield banks
was left to the mercy of tbe public fur a little
while on Monday. The doors were left open,
the keys in the safe, the rooms deserted, and
everything in accommodating style. Luckily
no harm was dona.
Two person, John O.
Mann and Jotham
Goodwin, of LffnFBVtTte,
drowned in Crrmrm
River on Wednesday by the upsetting of a dory
in which they were going home. Mann's body
has been recovered.
A good statue of Benjamin Franklin, from the
chisel of Powers, has just been displayed to the
public, in one of the corridors of the Senate at
Washington. It is fight fet bight, of pure
white marble, and represents the old philosopher
in a standing attitude, with a cliapeau on bis
head, his right hand in his pocket, and his left
hand touching his chin, as if be bad captured a
A rebel lady of Richmond has sent Jeff. Davis
a richly ornamentt-d smoking cap. We presume
he will wtjir it jauntily, but perhaps a cap may
be given him one of these days to be drawn
over his eyes. Prentice.
To gave the house in which Goethe was born,
at Frankfort-oil tbe-Main from further desecra
tion, it has been purchased by Dr. Volger. an
eminent geologist, for Ihe sum of fifty six thou
sand llutins; and it his intention to restore it to
its original state, and then bandit over to the
German Hochstift' a Bourishing society for
arts and sciences, of which Dr. Volger is tbe
It appears from developments recently made,
that Mr Pearson of Oripgaville, Pike county. III ,
who w as murdered ou the i'Jih ef November last,
was assassinated by three guerrillas from Missou
ri, and worst of all. that the deed was instigated
tv Ihe w ife and daughter of the dec-.ased. Tbe
i!irM irnerrillas. one of whom was a cousiu of
Penraou s wife, have all been arrested and fully
t-ouffssed Ihe horrible crime in all lis detail.
Prolific as the war lias 1 een in horrors, it has re
vealed vo more shocking outrage than this.
On Saturday morning Catharine Ragan was
found frozen to death ursr the lit tla id del ot, at
Burlingie.i, Vt. She was so; posfd to have etsn