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2d Congressional District.
Sf t s
Kewbern, 78 21
Smyrna. 40 5
Beaufort, 94 61 57
Cape Looknnt Banks, 21 26
Morehead City, 31 1
Trent, 35 13
Kiunakeet, 12 30
Chickamacomico, 3 23
Lake Landing 12
Ocracoke 44 1
Hunting Quarters 18 2 7
Cedar bland 18
502 151 !G
Majority for Pigott 351.
votes thus far 749.
Whole number of
The State Election.
The late election for a representative to Con
gress, from this District, has been productive
of great gaud, even if the district by chicanery,
ahould be cheated out of her representation by
the machinations of demagogues.
Although by no means complete, the re
turns indicate the election of Jnm'ngs 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 pros
nt 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 lh 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, rell 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 heme,
and where he is best known, the people seem
to have been much united in their endorse
men t 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
s lecess in electing so worthy a man as their
The locusts which persecuted 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
dilating 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
has armed nineteen thousand and equipped
eight thousand, Alabama has also turned
over lo the confederacy twenty-one thousand
stands of arms, captured by her own troops
lroin ML Vernon arsenal.
John Kelly, of Blackstone, Worcester Co..
hvs 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
bean one mile, and has never ridden in car or
steamboat. Seventy two years in a mill !
one long "demnition grind."
Col. M. I). Craton, 50th Regiment N. C.
Troops, has resigned. This resignation pro
motes L.eot. Cc4 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 Rythtrs 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 arm . Good for Marv
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, aud the crop will not be larger than
last year. The rice erop has been curtailed by
the removal of the planters from the tide water
region, but those who planned obtained good
or nr. a.
A million dollars worth ol the properly 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 Knoxviilc, for his
During the month of November 12,000 bales
of rags were shipped from England for the
The recert proposition of the Legislature at
Raleigh, tc raise 10,000 men from among the
conscripts, for the defence of this Statefroni
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 conies 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 ths 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
."forth Carolina and the Proposal lo Raise
The telegraph of Wednesday informed us
that one branch of the North Carolina Legis
lature had 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 sca-coast of North Carolina would be
to lose Raleigh.
Tbe Confederacy must be defended as a whole ;
and those great attempts which strike at our vi
tals, must be met wherever ibty appear, wiih our
concentrated strength. It is thai that Virginia
hus been tlie battle ground ; and inconsiderate
persons have therefore thought 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, may suffer as
w e have done, the evils ot thus being "fought
for " It is a terrible thing to be the battle ground
of great armies. North Carolina lias been fought
for and protected infinitely more to her advantage
by tii - battles in Virginia, than if her own soil
had 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 but the door-way to North Carolina, through
which tbe 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. Una.
North Carolina has suffered, but she should not
suppose herself neglected. The hostile incur
sions w hich 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 infiuitely better if that power is concentra
ted than if it bf frittered away by divisions into
Confederate troops and State troops, with their
jealousies and want of harmuiy and concert.
We have considered the course advocated in
the North Carolina Legislature, in its inevitable
eff- ct upon the cause, a'd upon North Carolina
herself But beyond that, such a proceeding
could uot fail to be regarded by all the sister
States as very ungenerous, and as in violation of
duty under the engagements of the Confederate
Constitution We trust that the good name and
plighted faith of North Carolina are to be sullied
by no such proceeding If we might be ter
milted to show by an example what is the senti
uiftnt 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 weil to reinforce
the efforts of the Confederacy by additional
strength ot our own. But we did not attempt to
take a man whom the Confedeiacy called for
Let the common agent do all it can or will our
effort shall be in addition, aud uot in substitu
tion. We hope North Carolina will not deem
the example unworthy of her adoption, if she
desires to aid in her local defences We trust
her legislators 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 Seld
In an able article on the late expedition to
Goldsboro, the Newburyport Itrald says that
"Gen. Foster did well to retreat, for if the reb
els had thrown a force into his rear and cut off
his supplies, he might have suffered much,
ana he would have been in danger of losing
his whole command. He won reputation in
his 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
from art enemy than to win in the field.
We hope the government will strongly 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-dav
in favor of the L'nion as it was. They were
nugmuggleu out ot the union by a process
they did not understand, one of the rebel
leaders boasting that North Carolina never
could 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, Wes
tern Virginia, held Kentuaky 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 Ctate
where ihe people were disloyal. Our visits to
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Missis
sippi, have not given us permanent control
any wnere but at a tew points on the sea
shore. With the feeling in North Carolina
to day, if we coulj have a large army there-,
so that the people would feel confident that it j
they avowed ihsir loyalty they would not be !
lett to be murelered or robbed by rebels to
morrow, we should gain that Slate. This
would cut the rebel lines of communication
between Virginia and the extreme South, and
oblige a transfer of the seat of war to the
Cotton State?. 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 weiild fee Bueetesful jitnpty in lh j
; Cotton States. There is ajbetter line of division
! in the highlands where the waters ivir'e, rnn
: ning north through Tennessee and Kentucky
i and south into the Gulf, than can elsewhere
I be found ; and in all the States north of that
I line slavery could at once be abolished without
producing serious commotions. The lands are
I better adapted to free than slave labor, and at
I the same time they w ould produce all tile cot
j ton we should ever want in this country. By
I all means we trust that North Carolina will be
held with a firm hand, even if Gen. Banks artd
his army should have to be recalled 1mm the
Gulf at once, and in the same stiips that car
ried his men out.
Another Union martyr A .TIateb
for Parson Brownlow.
At the residence of Rev. Dr. Breud, in Phil
adelphi'i, is now staying, in the person of Rev.
John II. Aughey, a Presbyterian clergyman, a
gentleman who, at the hands ot t lie rebels in
iiua ui iiic i cuuii lit
He is a citizen of Mississippi, now emaciated
.wi LAn. it' u-a , - ri ikaa.
times the bitterness of death, and yet escaped
lis rnnsiimmattiin hi-trier anv o-al lo v-i.l:i vu : e
j D j
ever endured greater suffering in a given
amount of time inav be safely doubled. II
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 ol their patriotism.
Mr. Aughey himself, as a more determined
and influential Unionist, was reserwjd for con
spicuous hanging, bnt escaped before tbe ful
filment of that intention. Traveling in the
opposite direction from that in w i eh be would
naturally be sought ; w earing on his ancles
the heavy iron letters which tie had not been
enabled to remove, he was obliged to evade
the bloodhounds that were usually kept for
the hunting of slaves, but now employed lor ,
tracking while Unionists. lakitig care to
leave none oi his garments in the prison, as
from those the scent might be taken, travelling
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 loes, he finally discovered hiui.
sell at a venture lo 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
rclcl pickets and make his escape.
From conversation with him we learn the
On the first of July last he was arrested by
a company ol cavalry under command of Cap
tain Hill, in Tishomingo county, Mississippi.
When brought into Captain iftll'spresence ,he
thus addres.-cd him :
" Are you a Unionist ?"
"I voted the Union ticket, sir."
" That, sir, is an evasion. I voted the Un
ion ticket, auel now I am fighting against the
Union. What are your sentiments n-jw ?''
" 1 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 lo Fulton, in Ittawamber
county, to the headquarters of CMonei Brad
tute. When they appeared in his presence
ihe following colloquy ensued :
" Are you a Unionist ?" (to Mr. Aughey).
" I am sir."
" Where were you born V"
" I was born in the Slate of New Yorj but
have spent eleven years in tbe South." -
" 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 his parents did not so much as consult him
as to thw 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
ot Gen. Pleifer, where they remained during
the night, sleeping upon the ground, having
nothing to lie upon but ihe grass, and wiih nu
covering. On the next day the guard cou-
ducted them to Pnceville, lino the presence fff
General Jordan, who thus addressed ir.
"Are you a Unionist !
' I am, sir?"
" Where were you born ?"
" I was born hi the Slate of New York a
State w'nch never repudiated, nullified, sece
ded, nor did any other disgraceful act. I am
proud, sir, of my birthright in that glorious
Empire S ale."
"If you love the North so well, why did you
not go North at the commencement of the
war ? "
" Give me a passport, sir, and I will go Nortb
" The first passport you will get will be a
free ticket to the internal regions."
"Thank you for your kind offer, I was not
before aware that you were the devil's ticket
agent," was the response of the Hivine.
Soon after this interview the guards set ont
with them for Tupelo, where they wero 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 ot
furniture, not even beds 01 blankets- At niht
the inmates lay down on the hard planks aud
slept as best they could. They were starved
insulted and maltreated in every possible way
A strung Board came iu daily and took the
prisoners out to ao wfwfB wuih m
true 1 1 i
At 3 o clock every day some ot them were taken
out and shot or hanged. With a Air alone
Mr. Aughey attempted to escap.i. His friend
did escape to the Federal Iiues, but he was re
arrested, heavily iroued and replaced in prison.
They sent out two companies of cavalry with
bloodhounds in search of them Mr Aughey's
arrest took place alter he had been out two
nights anil a day. Several of his felloiv prison
ers had been shot during his absence.
On his return re found that tbe floor of his
prison had been spiked down, the guards dou
bled, aud 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 Aughey that he I
would be executed -n tbe following Tuesday !
As they had determined to hang him, lie petition
ed to be shot, but the request was refused He
resolved therefore to attempt a second escape,
i : .i . c - &.:inw .i,.nu. ,i. Bm .,r it...
guard and be shut. He preferred to be slain in j
ihe exciiement incident to an attempt at escape. :
to a horrid death by strangulation i at a rope's end ,
aided him in removing his chain (the heavy .
bauds they could not remove), and although the j
prison was strictly guarded and rowjded by
camps containing fifteen or twenty thousand :
armed men. yet ho eluded their vigilance, and ,
succeeded in reaching the dense woods. At
length, after iuerediblo sufferings from hunger,.
thiAt 'fatigue and exc
federal iiues at Kienz
iteuieut. he reached the
lenzt. Miss . in sarety. where
found Diutection beneath the foils of thu old
i Eiias Howe, the celebiated seeing machine
; millionaire, who is a private in tbe 17th Connec
j ticut Volunteers, has just reiun.td to his regi
ment from home, whether he had gone on fur
lough to obtain money to pay off the men, as
i hey had not received pay fioin tin Government
fur a Ions? time. He DrocarecJ enough
svery mao fuil,
Important from the Mississippi.
Reported ( nplurc of Porl Hudson
by Admiral Varrugut.
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 Fan a gut, that Port
Hudson has fallen into the Union hands, ami
that the Heet has reached a point twelve 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
in . -. .
i ,l is suppled Gen. Grant will open the
Memphis :mu L tiarl.stoi. KailrouU to Orana
! J.unctlon- ar,d uakl; Memphis the base of sup
On the 20th the rebels attacked the Union
forces, two hundred and fifty in number, at
Ha vies' 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
Defeat oT Ike Rebels t'nder .Tfofgiiii
tolling Fork Krpulse of the
EscniT al .Vw Horn..
Loiisville. Dec. 3010.05 p. sr.
Colonel Harlan attacked General Morgan at
Rolling Fork yesterday moining. The engage
tin nt lasted one hour and a half. Harlan kill
ed and wounded a number of rebels, lo-ing
two killed and three umitidtd Amnno- the
iuUer was ijeuL poU.Si of Soulhwick's battery,
The rebels retreated towards Bardstown,
having lost several killed and wounded, and a
capta n and six privates. captured.
Morgan spent last night at Bardstown, and
moved eastward on the Springfield turnpike.
This morning scouts report that Basil Ouke
was seriously w ounded at Rolling Fork.
A messenger reported to Colonel Carlan 'hat
our forces had an engagement at New Haven,
this morning, and repulsed the rebel.-, there.
Sheppardsville and Rolling Folk 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
Th- Cuion rrrsus rhe fCebel Coafedrrnry
Victory Ikcpcndnnl on n Gaui.
A letter from an officer of one of the MassKchu
setts' regiments now on the Ra' pahauncick, con
tains the following amusing passage :
I here is much good feeling exhibited toward
each other by the Union nn,' rebel pickets since
the late battle. A sort of tacit understanding
seems to exist among them that warfare fur 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 Secesb who were similarly detailed, both
parties sat down and bad a pow wow Tbe ulti
mate result of tbe war was the subject, and it
was discussed calmly and intelligently, although
earnestly One of the rebs . Who had a good
deal of good humor in his composition, sat ou
one side pitching stones at a stump at a little dis
taiice, and edged in a remark now and then.
We,' (the rebels) fie said, will gaiu tha day as
sure as I stiike that slump with this stone.' The
stone was flung, bul tf e stump was untouched,
and there was a general guffaw. This half net
tled tbe reb , and subsequent chaffing brought a
challenge irom him and his rebel cemrad-'S to
i ur boys to play a game at quoits wiih flat stou- 8
which could be found laying around But foi
what? Paymasters being myths just now. pecu
niary stakes were out of the question. Some on
suggested that the play should be Union against
Confederacy , and (hat ihe party who should w hip
should be held as the Ultimate victor in the great
National battle. This pleased both sides might
ily, and to wotk they went, two against two. aud
twelve in all. The game was eleven for each of
the parties contesting it, or thirty three iu all
'one fcr every alar in the Federal flag leaving
Georgia out as a hitate of no sort of account,'
which idea was very significantly poked at a
Georgian by one of our meu in a humorous sort
of a 8 rious way.
At it they weit. and 'all for my country!'
greeted every point wi n by either side At the
close of the game, our Massachusetts boys (who
were ably assisted by a little Caledonian belong
ing to our regiment named Alexander.) came out
first best by three points. There was a loud
oath from the others, ami I caine along about
that time, and duty was the word. The relation
of this affair amused me so much that 1 send you
an account of it."
SimcKlSii ACflDKXT Four of one Family
Drownett Tbe Hartford papers give an account
of a terrible accident which happened in the
town of Somers,-Conn., last sunday. A family
named tScantling reside in the north part of ihe
town Three of ttie children, all "iris, the eldest
sixteen years of age. went on to a pond rear the
house to slide, while the father and the remainder
of the family were at breakfast. The ice uot
being sufficiently strong they all broke through.
The fai her seeing the condition of his children
rushed frantically to their aid, aud in his en
deavors to rescue them, he too broke through the
ice. and the whole four wero drowned.
in the same ai j ;n u . oti nra eamn treTw e en
miftgham and Anseuia, ou Saturday last, two
l. : I J .1 r, . I ..iLlnn
IlilllUI nil Willi. J Mil null v'Ufiiej "cm
on the ice when it srave way and the children.
were precipitated into the water. Mrs. Carr, the
mother of one of the children, saw the accident
and immediately rushed to the lescue, but she,
as well as the children, was
all effurts to save them.
drowned in spite of
Gen. BumsiuVs report in which he assumes
the whole responsibility of the last battle, will
raise him in the estimation of the people.
Whatever they may think of his military skill
jn i)le 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 the
oth-'r day. he sald : S,r' 1 have done thu best
know How to ao. it l nave errcu, lay me
w Be. I dia 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
0.momnv anJ in so uoin T feel conscious
of endeavoring to do my entire duty.''
Death -fiF ax A(U:d HERMIT. Mr. Joseph
Plummer of Me.edith. well known to many of
ihe residents ot lieiimap county, i. it
Jo l'lumuier, the Hermit," who bs
sixty seven years ot nut uie oy oiuurn in a kjuu
of log hous--, situated in a remote locality, died
on the 'Ail inst., aged eighty-eight years. One ot
his friends called on hiin the evening previous
to his death, and requested permission to pass the
uight with him : but he replied, "You can do me
no good I shall die before morning." The
friend irranted his wish and left him, and daring
the night be ditd, s Be has ;lvd, alane. Mm
The Globe Mill in New bury port, 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
1 bu.-iness at the Iron Foundry on South Water
i street. New Bedford, this week.
The Selectmen of Norwich and Preston,
i Conn., have made a contract with L. F.. Trues
dell it Co., of Warren, Mass., for the construe
lion of one of Mr. Truesdell's patent iron
bridges across the Shetucket river, between
the two towns, in place of the wooden struc
ture which was burned last summer. The
bridge will be one of the finest in the Slate.
In Amesburv there is a grest demand for
I oouies anil tenements, notwithstanding the
fact that more houses have been built within
i be past year than in any other previous year,
rhe great influx of residents into the village
by reason ol the increased business of thu Sal
isbury .Mills and the erection ofa large factory,
has been unequalled.
The proposed names of the companies to
operate ihe new wmks in Fairhaven, are lo be
Hie "Boston A Fan haven Iron Co," and the
ultra Iron Co. " the former to carry on the
f y and machine works, aud the latter the
1 jj mill aud manufacture of steam and gas
The Boston & Fairhaven Irou Co , Gideou
r'ennis, agent, are to petition the next Legi-
t n tor iiicoi uor auou, niu eapuai or iptoo.
he vvamstitta iron Co , air U.tr. Dennis,
nt, for incorporation, with capital not exceed-
P M. I-aac Adams, the inventor of the Adams'
v4rio og press, now resides in Sandwich, N H ,
In W eh town he once worked as apprentice to
a r. 4iel matter, and whence, abniii thirty years
a2V . proceeded to Boston, with just moaej
enough to take him to that city. Having ac
cumulated an ample estate, he is eu.ploviug a
portion of his means in the improvement of land.
aJtnougn never an omey-seeker, lie was. some
years ago, a member of the benate of Massachu
The Richmond Iron Works Uo. are building a
new and improved furnace near the old one.
which is now iu full blast. When tho new fur
nace is completed, the- company will have the
most perfect establishment of the kind iu Now
Capt. John Brown, of Concord, is now in his
79th year. In 1809 be built a cotton factory,
and for '.to years manufactured cottou goods, pro
ducing 90,000 yards anuually. The mill is one
of the oldest iu the State, aud has been in opera
lion to thu year, when it was burnt. It is uow
Th3 engineers of the Troy it Greenfield Rail
road, have lately been surveying a line, running
from Stillwater, on the south side of Deerfield
river, and through the south meadows and Dear
field, crossing the Connecticat Rivef R R.,jut
south of the Railroad bridge at Cheapside, and
connecting with the Vermont and Massachusetts
Railroad east of the Deerfield river.
The locomotive on the Amherst, Belchertown
& Palmer R li., formerly known as the "Am
heist." has been renovated at the machine sl op,
aud named the 'Edward Dickinson," after tbe
President of the road.
Conoi ci t Items.
Messrs. Geo. W. Chapin, A. M. Kimball, and
Andrew A Kimball, of Sterling, on Oct. 8th,
organized the "Oneco Mill Co.," for the pur
post ol manufacturing in S crhng cotton and
woolen gouds; 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 fc Nevr London
Xtw Jcracy I tents.
A branch line from the Camden &. Atlantic
R. R. to May's Landing is already graded, and
will be puah-.d lo completion without delay,
The West Jersey line to Cape May is also
gaing steadily forward, and gives promise of
completion by Midsummer, the time agresd
A new line connecting the Erie R. R. wit
Sussex county, N. J., is in a forward state.
Numeraus applications for extcntions are to
be made at the ensuing session ol the Legisla
ture ; one, of the Freehold it Jan esburg R R.
to Tom's River village, in Ocean county.
The New Jersey Zinc Company has declared
a dividend of 4 per cent, on ihe preferred and
4 per cert, on the cotnuiou 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 F'ranklinile
Company, is ut great value, variously estimated
at from $I0,000 to $1,000,000. The litigation in
the ease has caused the complete stoppage of the
manufacture of zinc, and almost that of Frank
finite, as well as the complete cessation of busi
uess at Krankiin.
New York Items.
Machinery is being put into the paper mill
at Niagara Falls for the manufacture of print
ing paper from straw.
Messrs. Win. Van Andale, Sam'l II. Kim
ball and Win. Kelly, trustees, announce that a
meeting of the stockholders of tbe Niinrod
Furnace Co. will be held Jan. 18th, in New
York, to determine the expediency of increas
ing the capital stock from $60,000, its present
caj -. lo an amount not exceeding $100,000.
Me. -,rs. Button & Blake, oi vatcrrort, arc
iar- fkcturing a steam engine for (he city of
, , , . , . , . ,
flt be completed in about a month
3U G ARtBALni AND THE WAR FOIt THE L.NION.
n irtwtig the papers recently transmitted to
jOJtre-s is a uespatc.fl from -Mr. aeward, dis
:.g Mr. Canisius irom his office of Consul
I I United States lo Vienna, for his officious
a: i'lauthorized request to Gen. Garibaldi
tdenTer the military service of this country
after the failnre of Garibaldi's revolutionary
movement, which the Consul imprudently took
occasion to commend, although the movemen'
was put down by the government to which
the Consul was accredited. It appears that
Mr. Seward's letter that some time previously
ti e President had made a direct oiler to uarr
baldi by permission of Victor Emmanuel.
HpRKtO Death. The wife of John W. Thorp,
who is now a member of the 11th regiment, was
found dead iu her bed yesterday morning Her
child was at her breast endeavoring to nurse,
and bad one of its feet frozen. The child was
heard by tbe neighbors crying much ou Satur
day and again yesterday morning Attracted by
this eiicumstahce, some of the neighbors entercn
aud found the horrid spectacle of a dead u o'her
and a half frozen infant. She has been very in
temperate, and her death was prohably caused
oy ner excesses. rr,, culture vunft.
! Value of a File of Papers. The San
Francisco Herald announces that at an auction
sale in that ci'.y recently, a file of that paper
from its i omniencenirnt to August. IS60 was
Isold for $510 about four times its subscription
! price. Some people know the value of a file ot
papers, but there are many who do not, and
; never pieserve them, but doom them to destruc
tion asioon .7 not before thej read their con-teat.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has
decided that dress-making is a manufacture,
and as such, if carried on lo an extent exceed
ing $1,000 per year, including price of goods,
requires a license The dress-maker is require
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
ihe law (Sic. 09) to add the tax to her bill fi r
labor, and has a lien upon the dresses until
the bill is paid.
The Postoffice Department has an eye upon
the parties w ho are industriously engaged in
ihe collection of defaced p istage stamps, as
they all.ge for the manufacture of papier
mache. 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 w ho 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. Uartord Times.
Much gossip has been excited in the most
select circles of London, by the elopement of a
young lady of rank, with her music teacher.
They took her notes A'5000 sterling with
Among the troop of Gypsies encamped near
Toledo, was the inevitable fortune-teller, and
she showed one woman a "new trick," by
giving her a chloroformed handkerchief to
hold, and then robbing her of $100.
The grand jury ol San Francisco have indi
cted thirty. six gamblers, causing a stampede
among the sporting gentry. A rigid antiguui
blmg law will be the principal relorm measure
ot the next legislature. -
The brakeman of a freight train on the .
Great Western Railway was killed, last week,
hy his head striking one of the bridges. He
fell between the cars, when the wheels passed
over him, cutting Ins body into foue pieces.
All the leading railroads continue to be over
crowded with freight, and their cash receipts
are much larger than ever before. Floating
debts are melting away like snow flakes, and
bunuholders are smiling over advancing quo
tations. British capitalists express anxiety in conse
quence of tbe rapid drain of specie from Eng
land lo India. The payments lor India cotton
are becoming very heavy, the last steimer for
Bombay haing taken out over a m liloa
The overland emigration to California has
been immense this year; no less than 25,000
travellers, with 6,000 wagons, have passed into
the Golden Slate by the Laramie route. They
were chiefly from Missouri and the No; th
Owners of real estate in New York and vi
cinity are feeling more cheerful. Prices aro
advancing. Many of the finest stores on
Broadway and elsewhere, which have remain-
ed vacant eighteen months, are now renting at
fair paying rates.
Petroleum or mineral oil, says the Canadian
Journal of Art, is not derived from coal, and
la 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 ef the
sums of money paid for the investigation of tbe
1 md lilies in California, and other legal services
connected therewith, is a drive atjthejirEsjsni
secretary of war, who, it is saidwas employed
and received in some of those case upwards of
When the President landed at Aquia Creek,
.oi ig to see Burnside, there were boards in
me way on the wharf, which tbe men hast
ened to remove, but the President remarked iu
ins u.-ual style. "Never mind, boys, my legs
are pretty long, have brought me thus tar
hi . ugh life, and I think they will take me
over tins difficulty."
The United States steamer Mount Vernon,
LLut. Commanding Trathen, has captured the
British schooner Levi Rowe, of 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 "five to one." Now it says, "two to
one." Did the Whig ever hear of the boy
whose five bundred-cat story dwindled down
lo "our old cat and another."
A clergyman, perambulating through the
liberties oi Dublin, entered a miserable cabin,
in which an old w oman was smoking a pipe by
the fire. 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? "And don't you know Pat
Donnelly, the bruiser? sure everybody knows
During the last month the following was tbe
amount and kind of coinage at tbe United States
Mint: Gold, 11,730 pieces, value, $'263,5"29 19 ;
silver, 1 19.615 pieces value. $41, 153 21 ; copper,
1.200.000 pieces, value. $40,200. Total number
of pieces coined, 4,151,345, valued at $344,94
By some mistake one of the Springfield banks
was left to the mercy of the public for 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 Lianrsvilte, were drowned Hi Btrnirm
Biver 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 tha
chisel of Powers, has iust been displayed lo tha
public, in one of the corndora of the Senate at
Washington. It is eight feet bight, of pure
white marble, and represents the old philosopher
in a standing attitude, with a chapeau on his
head, his right hand in his pocket, and his left
hand touching his chin, as if be had captured a
A rebel lady of Richmond has sent Jeff. Davis
a richly ornamented smoking cap We presume
he will wer it jauntily, but perhaps a cap may
be given him one of these days to be drawn
over bis eyes. Prentice.
To save the house in which Goethe was born,
at Frankfort-on tbe-Alain from further descra
tion. it has been purchased by Dr. Volger. an
eminent geologist, for the sum of fifty six thou
sand florins; and t bis intention to restore it to
its original stale, and then hand it over to the
Oerman "HochstitV a flourishing society for
arts and sciences, of which Dr. Volger lathe
It appears from developments recently made,
that Mr Pearson of Griggsville, Pike county. Ill ,
who was murdered on the I9ih ef November last,
was assassinated by three guerrillas from Missou
ri, nod worst of all. that the deed was instigated
by the wife and daughter of the deceased. Tbe
l! ree guerrillas, one of whom was a cousiu of
Pearson s wife, have all been arrested and fully
confessed the horrible crime in all detail.
Prolific as the war has 1 een in horrors, it has re
vealed lo more shocking outrage than this.
On Saturday morning Catharine Rsgan was
found frozen to death or ar the Ri (laid de ot, at
Hurliugte i, Vt. She w surpostd to have teen