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VKU, .1111.1.11 JOY. KUITOK.
MORNING, JAN. 17.
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Department of North Carolina,
New Berne, Dec, 31st, 1862.)
GENERAL OKDEBS, SO. 89.
The General Commanding, having been in
formed that several line officers occupy quar
ters in this town, Division and Brigade Com
manders are hereby ordered to see that thei
officers immediately return to their regiments,
aira-giTg up any quartern that they may now
occupy in town. Permission to remain in
town can only be given by the Division Com
manders. By command of Major General Foster,
J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. General.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps, )
New Berne, Jan. 2, 1863. j
GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 1.
General Orders No. 89 are hereby amended
go as to include all regimental officers, whether
Field, Staff or Line Omccrs. division ana
Brigade Commanders will see that these orders
are immediately and strictly obeyed by the
ofbeers referred to.
By command of Mai. Gen. Foster,
(Signed) J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. Gen.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps,
Newbern, Jan. 4th, 1863. J
SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 4.
The Provost Marshal will attend to the im
mediate execution of General Orders 89 and 1,
relating to the vacating of quarters in the city,
By command of
Bug. Gen. NAGLEE,
Commanding ISth Army Corps.
John F. Andebson, Major fc A. a. a. g.
A steamer from Memphis, which arrived at
Cairo Thursday, brought nothing new, no
steamer having come up from Vicksburg,
owing to the fact, as stated by the passengers,
that the rebels .had planted batteries at Cypress
Bend, and thus cut off the river communica
tion. The rebel accounts of the movements at
Vicksburg as stated in the official dispatch
from Gen. Pcmberton to the Confederate War
Department states that our troops bad re
embarked, leaving a quantity of tools and
other property behind, and had apparently re
linquished their designs upon Vicksburg. On
Friday, the 2d, according to the rebel journals,
the Union forces had gone down the Yazoo
river toward Snyder's Bluff, where it was
thought an attack would be made on the rebel
Jeff. Davis had been making a great speech
before the Legislature of Mississippi. He
speaks hopefully of the result of the war, and
while admitting thaf it has assumed a greater
magnitude than be anticipated, and that he
has himself erred in several matters of judg
ment, he still looks for success as the result
He thinks that Vicksburg and Port Hudson
are the two most important points now to be
defended, because upon their preservation the
sentiments of the Northwest, as to whether'
they would longer endure and support a war
against the South depended. He looks (or the
restoration of Missouri and Kentucky to the
Southern Confederacy, and confidently antici
pates a happy termination to the conflict, des
pite of the failure to obtain foreign recognition,
which he says only reminds him of the prov
erb " Put not your faith in princes." He
gives'a severe cut to France, and is unscrupu
lously abusive of the Northern people.
Dispatches from St. Louis Thursday, say
that the rebels, 4000 strong, under Generals
Marmaduke and Burbridgc, made an attack on
the town of Springfield, Missouri, and opened
fire upon it without giving notice to remove the
women and children. Gen. Brown was defending-
the town with his Union troops as best
be could. A body of fully 1000 rebel cavalry
were visible, drawn up in line of battle.
The Navy Department was apprised of the
fact Thursday, that one of Commodore Wilkes'
fleet had captured the rebel steamer Virginia
in the Gulf. Some reports were current that
she had been taken within the jurisdiction of
Mexico, and that there was a probability that
her capture might become the subject of diplo
The Louisville Journal is officially informed
that the army of the Cumberland is at present
supplied with subsistence in sufficient quantity
to meet its wants until the 25th inst, even
should it be cut off immediately from its
sonree of supply. The Cumberland river is
now open to navigation, however, and there
need be no fear indulged that our victorious
army at Murfrcesboro will suffer from a lack
Four complete batteries were shipped from
Indianapolis, on Jan. 6, to supply tlie place ol
those lost in action at Murfrcesboro, and large
supplies of arms and ammunition were for
warded on the same day from Columbus, Ohio.
lelegraphie communication between St.
Louis and Springfield is interrupted, and we
have no advices from the latter point later
than the evening of Thursday, Fighting had
been goirg on all day, and our troops were
holding tht:r positions, and expecting rein
forcements. Gen. Brown, in comuiai. 1 of the
National fo-o', had been wounded. Gen.
Marmaduke was in command of the i jbels.
The obj-u-t of the attack is co capti: e a large
amount ol aimy stores, arms and aumunitioa.
An additional dispatch from Gen. Ilcrron, of
the Army of the Frontier, to Maj.-Gen. Curtis,
among other things states that, after the oc
cupation of Van Buren by our troops. Gen.
Hindman ordered the town to be shelled,
without giving the women and children of the
place the slightest opportunity of departing in
safety. The usual amenities of civilizec war
fare in such cases were wholly disregarded.
A New York correspondent of the Boston
Journal states that " a new expedition is on
hand from this port. Secrecy and dispatch
are now the watchwords. Boston and Maine
steamboat men are here, and arc as active and
busy as bees before swarming time. Capt.
Loper, who is the quiet but efficient executive
in all naval matters, who fitted out Burnside's
fleet, and moved McClellan's army on the
Potomac, has his hands fulL But he says
The Washington Republican of Thursday
says: " We are satisfied that Oen. Hooker is
not only not to relieve Gen. Burnside in com
mand of the Army of the Potomac, but that
Gen. Hooker is decidedly in favor of having
Gen. Burnside remain in the position he now
occupies. Gen. Hooker is perfectly satisfied
with his present command, and thinks that
frequent changes in the command of so large
an army will prove injurious to the army and
the cause of the Union."
A private letter from Robert Rhodes, Exe
cutive Officer of the U. S. steamer Clifton,
stationed off Galveston, states that about the
6th of December a messenger came down from
Sabine Pass, saying that it was expected that
four or five gunboats, and some artillery on
the shore, would attack our two schooners,
which were guarding the Pass. Capt. Ren
shaw sent Capt Law to see what to do, and he
ordered the vessels to be towed outside the
bar. On the 8th ult. the rebels ordered the
women and children to leave Galveston within
two days, as they intended to attack our fleet.
Up to the 11th no attack had been made. On
the 12th Capt. Renshaw sent to New Orleans,
by the bark Island City, a number of the
Union people of Galveston, some of whom were
in danger of starving if they remained.
The Memphis-Grenada-Jackson Appeal is
published at the moderate price of thirty dol
lars per annum. When at Grenada it was
willing to accept no peace which did not em
brace the unconditional recognition of the
Confederate States ; now it would put up with
any which may be " decent and honorable."
Wo are in receipt of late New York papers,
through the kindness of Capt. Crane of the
Dudley Buck, and sundry other persons.
The Quartette Club of the 24th Mass. were
around Wednesday evening, and gave us an
illustration of their superior vocal powers,
Their pleasant allusion to the Progress in one
of their songs, was highly appreciated. We
are glad to learn that our efforts to furnish the
latest news, as we receive it, has been success
ful and acceptable to the officers and men com
prising the various commands in the 18th
IMPORTANT from VICKSBURG
NEW POINT OF ATTACK SELECTED
BY GENERAL SHERMAN.
Communication with Our Troops Temporarily
Cairo, Jan. 8, 1863.
The steamer from Memphis has arrived.
There is nothing later from Vicksburg. The
reason assigned by the passengers for the non
arrival of the steamer from Yicksburg is that
the rebels have planted batteries at Cypress
Bend, and thus prevented intercourse for the
present. These will be easily cleared by our
gunboats when communication becomes neces
sary. By way of Grenada a report had reached
Memphis that there had been no fighting since
the 29th ult
Colonel Chipmnn' Official Diapnleh.
Coi.imm.-s, Jan. 2, 18(53.
To Major General S. R. Curtis :
The Rocket left Yazoo river Sunday morn
ing. General Sherman debarked his army
eight miles above the mouth, and was fighting
hard to get possession of the heights in rear of
Captain Gwin, of the gunboat Benton, was
mortally wounded in an engagement with a
battery twenty miles up the Yazoo.
We met the New Era above Memphis, and
the Cor.estoga is cruising at the mouth of the
N. P. CHIPMAN.
Vicksburg Abandoned by the Enemy Another
" Change of Rase."
m The following official dispatch was received
at the rebel War Department on Saturday
Vicksbl-ro, Jan. 2, 1863.
Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War :
Tbe enemy, finding all his efforts unavailing
to make any inroad upon our position here,
has re-cmbarlicd, leaving a considerable quan
tity of intrenching tools and other property,
and, apparently, has relinquished his designs
upon Vicksburg. J. C. FtaiisbKioa,
Lieut. Gen. Commanding.
The Operations against Vicksburg The Ene
Vicksbcro, Jan. 2, 18G3.
Skirmishing continued all day yesterday, but
no general engagement is expected until the
arrival of McL'lernand and Sherman with the
balance of the Yankee army. We are confi
dent of our ability to hold Vicksburg against
any force the federals may bring against it.
This morning our forces advanced against
theenemy, who were erecting works on tbe
lake, causing them to evacuate their position,
leaving fifty stand of arms, nine prisoners and
all their implements for cutting fortilications.
Our forces now occupy the whole country
bordering on the lake, the enemy having re
turned with their transports and gone down
The enemy have left Chickasaw Bayou, and
are reported going on their transport to-Snyder's
Bluff, on the Yazoo, where it is supposed
they will make an attempt to storm our works.
Our forces are well advised of their movements.
SoRGnux Wine. A gentleman in Iowa has
obtained a natenl lor niakrntt wine from sor-
i ghum, which is said by connoisseurs at Wash
i ingtor to Vie equal to Madeira. - It can be made
so as to be sold for twenty-five cent per p3l
Ion. A fine quality ot.rum is alto tilths from
' the oame product,
IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI.
Fighting at Springfield.
C.E.-V. BROWN SEVERELY WOUNDED.
Tlie Rebels After Army Stores, Arms and
St. Loris, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 5.
Gen. Curtis has received the following dis
patch from Gen. Brown : -
Springfield, Mo., Jan. 83 P."M.
The enemy are crowding the fighting, but
my men are behaving well. I am holding all
the strong positions. The enemy must fight
as I want him to, wi ether he likes it or not.
Dr. Melcher has just sent the following dis
patch, dated this afternoon :
"Gen. Brown is badly wounded. Thtrehas
been no severe fighting since noon. The ene
my are in large force. The rebels took one of
our guns, were repulsed at dark. Militk rein
forcements are coming in. Prisoners sjjt that
I icn. Alarmaduke is in command ol the rebels,
and will be reinforced to-night."
St. Locis, Friday, Jai. 9.
Telegraphic communication with Sprhgfield
ceased at 3 o'clock this morning.
The enemy entered our stockade yeiferday
afternoon. Our force wan reported to b 2,000
strong, with two pieces of artillery. Ipring
field contains a very large amount o army
stores, arms and amunition.
Fifteen four-horse teams, and thirjy' men
belonging to the Telegraphic Corps, were sup
posed to be captured a few miles south of
Gen. Brown s left shoulder is badlv shatter
ed. He would have to submit to anroutation
to sare bis life.
Probable Capture of Springfield.
St. Locis, Mo., Friday, Jan. 9.
Communication with Springfield is still
A party sent from Lebanon to repair the line
had not been beard from, and apprehensions
are felt that they have been captured.
The opinion strongly prevails that Spnngfbld
has been taken.
Important from Tennessee.
General Rosecrnng Following up
HIS ARMY TEN MILES BEYOND HUB
Arrival of Large Quantities of Supplies at
Roarernncs Complimented by
President and fien. Hallcck.
Nashville, Thursday, Jan. 8.
Murfreesboro is entirely deserted.
Our army and Gen. Rosecrans' headquarters
have advanced ten miles beyond tl at place.
The rebel army is reported to be at Tulla
The Federal gunboat W. H. Slidell, T. W. Van
Dorn commanding, has arrived here with 164 (?)
transports from Clarksville, bringing 3,000 bills,
flour, 10,000 pounds bacon, 900 sacks oats, and
2,000 bushels shelled corn.
The gunboat captured two Confederate Cap
tains, with horses and mules.
The river is 34 feet deep on the shoals.'
Nashville, Friday, Jah 9.
One thousand rebel prisonsrs were sent North
by rail to-day. Two hundred arrived from Mur
freesboro Gen. Rosecrans orders all captured
rebel officers 'confined, until Davis' order is re
voked ; the rebel prisoners to subsist on army
rations ; the food contributed by friends to be
confiscated to hospital use ; and the repetition of
such contribution to constitute a jail offems.
There is a heavy rain to nigbt. Tbe rivtr is
stationary. There are seventeen steamers at the
foot of Ilarpeth Shoals.
THE PRESIDENT TO GEN. EOSECE&NS.
Washington, Jai. 5.
To Maj Gen. Rosecrans :
Your dispatch announcing the retreat if the
enemy nasjust reached here. God bless yra and
an nun you. i-ieas tender to all
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yourseu, mo nation a gratitude torvo
jui ruui mil Lueir i
skill, endurance and dauntless courage.
GEN. HALLECK TO GEN. ROSECIUNS.
Headquarters of the Armt,
Washington, D. C , Jan 9. 18(3.5
Maj.-Gen. W S. Hosecrans, Commanding A'my of
the Cumberland :
General : Rebel accounts fully confirn your
telegrams from tho battle held.
The victory was well earned, and it is jne of
the most brilliant of the war.
You and your brave army have won the zrati
tude of your country and the admiration oi the
The field of Murfreesboro is made historical,
and future generations will point out the places
where so many heroes fell gloriously, in defcnes
of the Constitution and the Union.
All honor to the Army of the Cumberland.
Thanks to the living, and tears to the lament
ed dead. H. W. HALLECK.
The East Tennessee Raid.
Official Report of Genernl- Carter' Dnr
i n g Operation.
Cincinnati, Jan 7, 1863.
11. W. Halleck, General in Chief, Hash
8lR : I
have just reeeived a dispatch from
G. G RANGES, that the envahy force
of about one thousand men, which he sent to
East Tennessee on the 21st ult., under the com
mand of Hrig. Gen. H. Carter, to destroy the
East Tennessee Railroad bridges, etc., has been
beard from. ,
Gen GRANGER has just received a dispatch
from Gen. Carter, at Winchester, Ky , who is
on his return, stating that on the 30th nlt he
entirely destroyed tho Union aud Watauga
Bridges, with ten miles of railroad. Five hun
dred and fifty rebels were killed, wounded and
taken prisoners. Seven hundred stand of arms
and a large amnunt of flour, salt and other rebel
stores , and also, a locomotive and two cars were
A brisk skirmish took placo on the Watauga
Bridge, and another at Jonegville. We lost but
Tbis expedition, as characterized by Gen.
Granger, has been one of tho most hazardous
and daring of the War.
It was attended wiih great hardships and pri
vations, owing to the most impracticable nature
of the country, the length of tbe route, of nearly
two hundred miles each way, and the inclement
The important results of tins ezpedition can
hardly be overrated, severing as it has the main
rebel army communication between Virginia and
Gen. Carter and his officers and men deserve
the thanks of the country.
Great credit is also duo to Major Gen. GRAN
GER, under whose immediate supp rvision the
expedition was fitted out, aud whose long cavalry
experience was a guarantee that nothing tending
to its success would uo neglected or inrgotien.
II. G. WRIGHT, Mai -Gen. Commanding.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GEN HALLECK
Washington, D. C , Jan. 9, 1863.
Mni-Oen. Wrielit. Cincinnati :
The darins operations and brilliant acliieve-i-tnenU
of Gen. Carter and his command are with
louta parallel in the history of the war, and
! deserve the thanks of the country This expo
! dition has proved the capacity of our cavalry for
.bold and dH-diinsr movements, which I doubt not
' will be imitated by others.
11. W. HALLLCK; General iU Chief.
IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY
Cor. Robinson's Hcsagc
State to Reject
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 8.
The State Legislature met to-day.
The message of Gov. Robinson recommends
that Kentucky reject President Lincoln's Pro
clamation to liberate the slaves, and protest
against any interference with her State policy
as unwarranted bv the Constitution.
He thinks that the Proclamation giving free
dom to the slaves in the rebellious States, in
flicts upon Kentucky a fatal and indiscreet
He says that the saddest fact of the Procla
ination will be to fire the whole South into one
burning mass of inexhaustible bate.
The Proclamation will destroy all hope
restoring the Union, which is only possible by
adhering to the Constitution as it was.
Further than that, the most alarming aspect
oi me l'rociamation is the usurpation of pow
crs oi government by the President under th
plea ol military necessity.
Gov. Robinson concludes his message by
advising the Legislature to place on record
their plea against the Proclamation.
ADVICES FROM MOBILE.
"General Hardki in fa City The M
rail' urcia 1 1 ,n the n ,-I-. .-.
Washington, Friday, Jan. 9.
Private letters from the blockading fleet off
Mobile, dated Dec. 23, says that many dcserteis
to the United. States from the rebel forts and
neighborhood, state that "General Hardship'
commands in Mobile. Beef once a week oys
ters at all other times no sugar, no tea, no
The pirate Oreto is still in harbor. Our fleet
expect her to stay there. Nothing has been
entering or leaving tho harbor since Capt
Preble's departure, save one sloop with cotton
which, netting out, was captured by our cruis
ers, and a cotton laden schooner, which, getting
out under cover of a stormy night, "found her
heart failing her, and endeavored to run back
again, lost her footing and went on to the
breakers too nearly under the guns of Fort
Morgan to enable our squadron to indulge in
any sequestration; but by way of making
everything sure, she set herself on fire, and
was utterly consumed.
Everything is dead and dismal in Mobile, the
place having become handy worth taking.
Rebel Reports from Vicksburg.
Caiko, Friday, Jan. 9.
There is nothing from Vicksburg, to-day.
The Jackson Appeal, of the 3d, characteri
zes the tight at that place as a trivial allair, as
as far as tha rebels are concerned. It says
their loss is small, and places the Federal loss
at 2,000. It regards the falling back as a trap,
auguring no good for the rebel cause.
The telegraph is in working order from here
Great Franda at
on the Gov.
Since the first of November an investigation
into the frauds which have been practiced
upon tno Government since the commence
ment of tho war has been in progress in this
rhe spccfal committee appointed to make th5
investigation is H. S. Olcott, who has been
provided with interpreters, clerks and detec
The results of the inquiry show that out of
tne sixteen hundred thousand dollars ($1,60!,
000) which have been paid out in this citv
aione, irom the special appropriation of 20,-
uuu.uuu made for the recruiting, organizing
and drilling of volunteers, nearly one-half has
been paid on fraudulent accounts,
'I' Vl ( innninr lino .ion daVslnni. It,., manne.
- ...uu.i , aim, Vi . 1. 1 ' ' l ' - l IIL 111. . lit.-
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by which these frauds have been accomplished
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nun suun iuul nearly one inousaitu persons
nave been engaged in them not all of whom,
however, are criminally implicated.
About the 1st of September, 18G1, the first
money paid under appropriation was received
by Col. Sackett. a mustering and disbursing
othcer in this city, and as soon as it was known
that bills of contractors for subsistence and
lodging of volunteers, who had not been mus
tered into service, could be paid without going
through the ordinary course, such an army of
claimants came lorward as to exhaust the
funds in three or four days.
Soon afterwards one hundred thousand dol
lars were received and paid out in like manner,
but the demands increased so rapidly that the
funds were never sufficient for their payment.
The mode in which the frauds were commit
ted was as follows : Under the regulations for
the disbursement of the funds appropriated,
the certificate of tho-'coWriel of the regiment
and that of the special contractor only were
needed, unless in the opinion of the disbursing
officer a fraud was contemgroted, 'In which
case the bills were certified under oath.
The scarcity of funds and-the accumulation
of bills, however rendered it impossible for
honest claimants to obtain their dues speedily,
and they were often compelled to wait weeks,
if not months.
The brokers then came in, and offered to take
the claims at a discount, and frequently tie
b:lls were bought at twenty-fire per cent, of
their value. The claims which were princi
pally for subsistence and lodging, were nearly
all presented by Germans.
Thcso- ttttti mu not UIIUeTSiailU mc r Tegula-
tions, and feared that they would never receive
anything, and therefore took the money which
was ottered them by brokers who could attord
But the contractors, not content with receiv
ing the large amounts which they gained in
this manner, instituted a plan of obtaining
claims which were in part or wholly fraudu
lent. They induced Germans who had sub
sisted troops to sign bills in blank, and in
some cases men who had never subsisted any
troops signed bills which amounted to thou
sands of dollars.
Tbe brokers employed " runners " who
assisted in getting up these bills, and they or
the "runners" frequently counterfeited the
signatures of the Germans. In one caso Lin
danmullcr, of the Bowery, kicked out of his
place the man who presented a claim for his
signature, and retained the papers, in evidence
against him, which are now in possession of
Tbis Commission is not authorized to pun
ish the crimes which may he discovered, and
which it is not now permitted to develop in
detail ; but the citizens who have been enga
ged in tbe frauds will be handed over to the
civil courts for trial, and tho officers of the
army who are implicated will bo tried by
court martial. AT. T. Post.
As Explosion of Tuhatoes. -r-Mrs. Mullen,
residing in Snow street, was seriously burnt
by the explosion of an air-tight can ol toma
toes which she was heating upon the stove
Boston Traveller, 10th.
SObghum Paper, Tlic Chicago Tribune is
printed on paper which is one-quarter sorghum.
;huiu paper uitUa sure already nmuic
-l i'.ion:i -;' Turned U nrrim,
The Oxford and Cambridee Mission in Africa
tlie is a religious enterprise which was set on foot
by the two English universities whose name it
bears. Dr. Livingstone, the celebrated Afri
can explorer, and a clergyman as well, is at
the head of it. Not content, however, with
the effort to propagate Christianitv amonsthe
savage tribes of the Zambesi, Dr. Livingstone
and his co-laborers have tried their hand at
war infected, perhaps, by the prevailing ten
dency to commotion.
A curious letter from a clergyman who be
long to this band of missionaries one Rev.
H. Rowlpy appears in the last London papers.
Mr. Rowley tells us how Dr. Livingstone and
the missionaries in his company came to lay
down the Bible for the sword, the Psalter for
the bayonet, and he also tells how terribly the
mission people were whipped by the blacks
against whom they marched.
It appears that Dr. Livingstone led the mis
sion party to the highlands, and on the way
fell in with several companies of slave-dealers,
and released their captives. After a number
of encounters of this character, the slave
dealers grew angry, and resented Livingstone's
interference by force of arms. " A somewhat
desperate fight," says Mr. Rowley, "took
place with a body of Ajawa, who had invaded
Manganja territory, and were destroying vil
lages, and murdering and making captive the
Manganja. The fear of the Ajawa was so
great upon the Manganja, that the districts
eoutb of 5otnlo. wore tit-,-,., .1 orl nf pnnpli1 th
fugitives flying by hundreds."
lhese Ajawa having inspired such a degree
of terror in the minds of the Mangartta that
they feared extermination, the missionaries
were besought to remaiD with them, and Dr.
Livingstone promised to do sc, " in order to
give confidence to the people." The mission
aries were now fairly in for a share of the war
between the rival tribes. Dr. Livingstone and
his party took up their residence in the Man
ganja, a village of Magomera, and were at once
beset by a multitude of applications irotn the
chiefs to go out against their enemies. Mr.
Rowley gives the upshot of the affair as fol
The depredations of these bodies of Ajawa
were as great as those attacked under Living
stone's direction. I say ' attacked under Liv
ingstone's direction ' advisedly, because I be
lieve he now blames me for our after proceed-
ngs proceedings which were but the fulfill
ment of his programme ; the inevitable conse
quence of his advice and deeds. From the
moment he commenced the release of slaves
his course was one of aggression. He hunted
for slaving parlies in every direction, and when
he heard of the Aiawa making captives in
order to sell to the slavers, he went designedly
in search of them, and intended to take their
captives from them by force if necessary.
it is true that when he came upon them he
found them to be a more potent body than he
expected, and had they not fired first he might
have withdrawn ; but had he done so it would
have been from prudence, not principle, for
when searching for them his men entered into
every place where they were supposed to be,
nnng their guns and making every kind ol
warlike demonstration. His parting words to
the chiefs assembled at Magomera, just before
he left, gave no evidence of the purply defen
sive policy he, I believe, now claimiifor him
Up to the day of our leaving Magomera we
were receiving continual visits from chiefs from
all quarters ; their object being tbe same to
beg us to go against the Ajawa in their respec
tive neighborhoods. J. hey all declared that
the Ajawa had been guilty of the horrid work
for which we went against them ; but they told
not the truth. V e never could get a single
nstancc substantiated. Of course we steadily
refused to go to the war again ; and, as the
Ajawa seem to be as much afraid of us as tbe
Manganja are of them, we hoped that our pre
sence in the land would keep them quiet ; and
so I think it would have done had it not been
for the conduct of the Maganja toward them
during the past five months.
T Unable to defend themselves in
war, thev seem also unable to pursue other
than a provoking policy in time of peace. We
discovered that during the months of the rainy
season they killed and made captive many in
dividual Ajawa who lived in detached villages,
and that, assuming our name, they had done
many other reprehensible deeds."
lhe end of it all was that, after having
fought in the wrong cause, the mission was
obliged to move from the scene of its martial
pcrations to a village on the ehircs river,
pon which Dr. Livingstone, who had set the
example of resort to the sword, and had hunt
ed and shot down slaving parlies, wrote to Sir
Maclean, expressing his regret that the
missionaries " had turned tail.
The result of these performances will pro
bably teach Dr. Livingstone the lessons set
forth in the old proverb, which says that " the
shoemaker should stick to his last."
Tbe Blockading; Fleet oir Charleston.
The blockading squadron off Charleston on the
23d ult. comprised about thirty vessels, all under
steam. Some of them are new and part gun
rats, and they are stationed along the entire
'itlet from Charleston, guarding every channel
or inlet. Sixteen of them lay off Charleston, in
the very sight of Sumter and the shore batteries.
So complete now is the blockade it will be a very
lmcult matter tor any cratt, large or small, to
nter the harbor day or night, as the strictest
lookout is kept from every ship, and nothing, we
think, can pass unobserved. Tho fleet Is in
charge of Capt Gordon, of tbe frigate Powhatan,
ho is second in command, lhe health ol the
mcers and crews ol the various ships and frun
njnt is rennrMUij guua
i as weather at Dines
very eold and
boisterioas, the glass being
own CO zero; then it changes to very not. ine
crews suffer some for the want of a better supply
of fresh beef and vegetables than they now get.
About Life. If it is well for a man to live
t all. he should endeavor to avoid all those
nfluences which detract from the beauty and
harmony of human existence. In other words,
e should "make the most of lite, and not al
ow himself to be distracted, annoyed or can-
founded by anything. He should fully possess
iraseu, being at peace with his own soul, anu
aving great good will for all mankind. Life,
then, will have a beautiful significance to him ;
s current will be deep and How gently on in
all the beauties of the world reflected.
One of the weekly London journals reeeived
by last steamer contains the cu- ious item of
news that Air. I .Yl. singer, me iamous sewing
machine manufacturer, has founded a monas-
ery in the neighborhood of Constantinople, at
the cost to begin with ot 20,000. It is added
that he has become an inmate of the institution
himself. At all events it is not likely that be
will ever return to the United States ; although
he has still an interest in the flourishing esta
blishment here that bears his name, and whose
machines are exported to almost every country
iu Europe. AT. 1". Suk
C... (1.A kAluftr.ili.il npfitftr tl-nc nno ilflV told
bv a ladv whom he visited.'lhat -she did not
care "three skips of a louse for him." He im
mediately took out his peucil and wrote the
! following lines :
"A lady has tolj wo, and in Iter own house,
That she cares not for me three ikips of a louse '
, I forgive the dear creature Ijr what b!m hai said,
.-.Iiico wwuiwu w ill talk of what runs in thvit Iwud."
The Yankr Mrhootmiialrr .nonlfa.
A letter writer, writing from New Orleans says .
I met a specimen to day of the Yankee school
master South, who crme here ten years ago, and
is now wor'h f 25,000. He was voluble in con
versation, and seemed a perfect encyclopedia of
information with regard to everything in tho
South, from the price of jack knives to the roost
important principle of political economy. Ho
related the troubles through which he and bis
" niggers" had passed on account of bis being a
northern man by birth. He was originally from
Utica, New York, and has crone tbronirh the res
pective stages of school teacher, overseer on a
sugar plantation, and storekeeper, which last busi
ness he still continues. I met him ou the out
skirts of our picket line, where I was rambling
with a couple of friends He was looking around!
thinking cne of his negroes, who bad ried from
the town for fear of being murdered by the seeosh
soldiers, might come back. The offense of Lis
slave consisted in having guided the Union sold
iers to some secreted cotton about a year ago,
since which time ' Sam" had lived in the woods,
coming in occasionally at night for fresh supplies
of "'cliawin' tt-rbacker." He invited us to the
hospitality of his house and bottle. We drank
his health in a glass of water, while he responded
with corn whiskey. His store was a fine speci
men of many similar establishments in the South.
I think an inventory would read as follows :
One bottle whisky, six wooden washboards, two
jars candy, one pair heavy shoes for negroes, one
pair boots, four coffee mills, a card of shirt bat
tons, two spades, three papers of tobacco, hvo
pipes, and a half bushel of sweet potatoes. There
may have been some other few articles, but 1 do
not remember that there were. He informed us
that many of the inhabitants left the city not
because they were afraid of the federal soldiers,
bat they feared tbe rebel troops would rob and
pillage before they left the city, as they did at
lue funnei b.t.i ti.. , !5j .-.
tained us considerably by stating his reasons for
remaining in celibacy. He thought he should!
have been married if he had remained North, bat
here bis opinion was that "there wasn't a woman
he would give a d n for." Of coarse he couldn't
think of marrying a " poor white," ignorant and
stupid as tho negioes themselvs ; and as for an
inteligent planter's daughter, it would take a for
tune to keep her hxnd white, and he had only
four niggers " " If I had an industrious and
economical northern woman for a wife," said hd
" I should make more money than aver, for Jula
wastes as much in cooking as -Id support
An Incident of Unfile.
Col. Hugh McNeil, of the famous " Backtail "
regiment, who was killed at the battle of Antie
tam, was one of the most accomplished officers of
the ferderal service. A soldier relates an exploit
of bis at South Mountain which is worth record
ing. During the battle at South Mountain the rebels
held a very strong position. They were posted
in the Mountain Pass, and had infantry on the
heights on every side. Our men were compelled
to carry the place by storm. The position seem
ed impregnable ; large craggy rocks protected
the enemy on every side, while our men wera
exposed to a galling fire.
A band of rebels occupied a ledge on the ex
treme right, as the colonel approached with a few
of his men. The unseen force ponred upon them
a volley. McNeil, on tbe instant, gave the com
" Put your fire upon those rocks ! "
The Bucktails hesitated ; it was not an order
that they had been accustomed to receive ; they
had always picked their men.
' Fire ! " thundered the colonel, " I tell you to
fire at those rocks ! " . '
The men obeyed. For some time an irregular
fire was kept np ; the Bucktails sheltering them
selves as best they could behind the trees and
rocks. On a sadden, McNeil caught sight of two
rebels peeping through an opening in the works
to get an aim. The eyes of tbe men followed
their commander, and half a dozen rifles wera
leveled in that direction.
" Wait a minute," said the Colonel. 'T will try
my hand. There is nothing like killing two
birds with one stone."
The'two rebels ere net In a TTfie, Uul nuo
stood a little back of tbe other, while just in front
of the foremost was a slanting rock. Col, McNeil
seized a rifle, raised it. glanced a moment along
the polished barrel ; a report followed, and both
rebels disappeared. At that moment a load cheer
a little distance beyond rent tbe air.
"All is right now," cried the Colonel ; " charge
The men sprang up among the rocks in an
instant. The affrighted rebels turned to run, but
encountered another body of the Bucktails, and
were obliged to surrender. Not a man of them
escaped. Every one saw the object of the Col
onel's order to fire at random among tbe rocks.
Ho had sent the parly round to their rear, and
meant this to attract their attention. It was a
The two lebels by the opening in tbe ledge,
were found lying there stiff and cold. Col. Mc
Neil's bullet had struck the slanting rock in
front of them, glanced, and passed through both
their beads. There it lay beside them, flattened.
The Colonel picked it up aud put it in bis
pocket N. Y. Pot.
Yenth of the Wife of Fni ii-.I. the Hope
Walker Knocking Cnlaolrophy nl Havana
An exchange gives the following thrilling parlio
ulars of the death of the wife of Farioi, the cele
brated rope walker, who is well remembered by
onr citizens :
" A terrible and heart-rending catastrophe oc
curred in Havana on tbe Otb nit., at the Plaza
Toires Ball Ring. Mr. Farini the celebrated
tight rope walker, and rival of Blondin. adverti
sed, among the many wonders that he would pre
form on the tight rope, the carrying of his wife
across the rope stretched from one side of tbe ring
to the other, at a height of about sixty feet, upon
his back a feat he had preformed in other places.
He started with the lady upon his back, and had
nearly finished bis journey across, within, about
four feet, when the audience applauded the dar
ins act, it seemingly being: completed ; and tho
lady in acknowledgment for that applanse, loosen
ed her hold upon her husband's neck and waved
her hands, and on the instant of doing so, she
discovered that she had lost her balance, and
called to her husband to catch her as she was fall
ing. This he attempted to do, and caught her by
the skirt of her dress, but the frail fabric was not
n stiiueiuut strHtlfflll to sustain her with tne im
petus given to her decent by tbe fall, and tha
dress gave way leaving a piece in tbe unfortu
nate man's hand as she went down crashing upon
tbe seats that aseend from the curb of the ring to
the top of the inclosure. She was taken up for
dead, but she showed, after some little time, signs
of life, and lingered irom Sunday until Thursday
morning, when death put an end to her suffering.
She was taken in hand by the ladies in the neigh
borhood, and everything that could be done was
done. The wealthiest ladies of Havana were at ,
her bedside and soothed her dying pillow. She
was embalmed and placed in one of the niches
of the burying ground. It is said that from $10.
U00 to $20,000 will be raised by subscription for
the child she has left behind.
Count client Items.
A span of hor.-es belonging to Mr. B. B.
Kellogg, of New Fairfield, ran away on Tues
day, and after demolishing the wagon, one of
them brought up against a tree, and received
injuries which caused his death in less than
James Maxwell, 25 years of age, was drowned
at Willimantic on Thursday. He broke through
the ice while skating- Two of hU brothers, who
rushed to bis assistance, also broko through, but
were rescued. The deceased leaves a wife and
Mr. Ezra Chadwick, of Middletown, over 70
years of age, twice attempted to commit suicide
last week ; once by banging, and once by
stabhinsr himself. Both attempts were, how-
erer, fortunately frustrated.
He is probably
ALL aVnCnna resieun m ruwri uie io
speettfelty reo.uet.ted to leave their rames and
resid nee in writ!! ?, at mv office, on Pollock street,
corner Craven, lliuuk oi North (Jnn.lina.) aa soon
rms: il.'e. j.VJir-o i. .-i.." i .
Jan. 1 1. 1861
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