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UKO. itlli.L.a JOV. kUliUK.
NEWBERN, 1ST. O-
SATURDAY MORNING, JAN. 17, 1863
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Department of North Carolina,
New Berne, Dec. 31st, 18C2.
GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 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 tbei
officers immediately return to their regiments,
'and up any quauurs "that they may now
occupy in town. Permission to remain n
town can only be given by the Division Com
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
flEKERAL ORDERS. MO. 1.
General Orders No. 89 are hereby amended
go as to include all regimental officers, whether
Field, Staff or Line Othcers. Lmsion ana
Brigade Commanders will see that these orders
are immediately and strictly obeyed by the
officers referred to.
By command of Maj. 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
Biig. Gen. NAGLEE,
Commanding ISth Army Corps.
Joiin F. Andkbson, Major & a. A. a. o.
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 bad planted batteries at Cypress
Bend, and thus cut off the river communica
tion. The rebel accounts of the movements at
Ticksburg as stated in the official dispatch
from Gen. Pcmberton to the Confederate War
Department states that our troops had re
embarked, leaving a quantity of tools and
other property behind, and had apparently re
linquished their designs upon Ticksburg. On
Friday, the 2d, according to the rebel journals,
the Union forces bad 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
bas 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 for the
restoration of Missouri and Kentucky to the
Southern Confederacy, and confidently antici
pates a happy termination to- the conflict, des-
- pife of the failure to obtain foreign recognition,
which he says only reminds him of the prov
erb " Put not your faith in princes," lie
gives' 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 Burbridge, made an attack on
the town, of Springfield, Missouri, and opened
fire uponfcit without giving notice to remove the
women1ind,'chiIdren. Gen. Brown was de
fendin the town with his Union troops as best
be could. A body of fully 1000 rebel cavalry
were visible, drawn up in lino of battle.
The Navy Department was apprised of the
diet Thursday, that one of Commodore Wilkes'
fleet had captured the rebel steamer Virginia
in the Golft 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
sonrse of supply. The Cumberland river is
now open to navigation, however, and there
need be no fear indulged- that our victorious
army at Murfrccsboro will suffer from a lack
Four complete batteries were shipped from'
Indianapolis, on Jan. 6, to supply the place of
those lost in action at Murfrccsboro, and large
sop pi its of arms and ammunition were for
warded on the same day from Columbus, Ohio.
Tclegraphia communication between St.
Louis and Springfield is interrupted, and we
have no advices from the latter point laler
than the evening of Thursday, Fighting had
been goii i on all day, and our troops were
holding their politic:,.-;, and expecting rein
ferceracnts. Gen. Brown, in commas 1 of the
isationul fovot", had been wounded. Gen.
Marmaduke was in command of the l jbels.
The object of the attack is co captiv e a large
imount of aimy stores, artaa ami ammunition.
An additional dispatch from Gen. Ilerron, 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 are 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 McClcllan's a'my on the
Potomac, has his hands fulL But be says
The Washington Republican of Thursday
says : We are satisfied that ben. Hooker is
oot 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 be now
occupies, uen. Hooker is pertectly 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 alt. 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-
ars per annum. When at Grenada it was
willing to accept no peace which did not cm
brace the unconditional recognition of the
Confederate States ; now it would put up with
any which may be " decent and honorable.1
IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI.
Fighting at Springfield.
EJT. BROWN SEVERELY WOODED.
T7ie Rebels After Army Store. Arms and
St. Lons, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 5.
Gen. Curtis has received the following dis
patch from Gen. Brown : .
Sprisgfield, Mo., Jan. 83 PrM.
The enemy are crowding the fighting, but
my men are behaving well. I am boldisg all
the strong positions. The enemy must fight
as I want him. to, wl ether he likes it ornot.
Dr. Melcher has just sent the followiag dis
patch, dated this afternoon : ,
"Gen. Brown is badly wounded. Thire bas
been no severe fighting since noon. Tba ene
my are in large force. The rebels took one of
our guns, were repulsed at dark. Milita rein
forcements are coming in. Prisoners sqv that
Ucu. Alarmaduke is in command ol the rebels.
and will be reinforced to-night"
bT. Locis, Friday, Jai. 9.
Telegraphic communication with Sprbgfield
ceased at 3 o'clock this morning. ;
I he enemy entered our stockade yeaerdav
afternoon. Our force was reported to by 2,000
strong, with two pieces of artillery. Jpring-
nela contains a very largo amount of army
stores, arms and amunition.
Fifteen four-horse teams, and thirlw' men
belonging to the Telegraphic Corps, wet Sup
posed to bo captured a few miles ' south of
Gen. Brown's left shoulder is badly shatter
ed. He would have to submit to amputation
to save bis life.
Probable Capture of Springfield. ,
St. Louis, 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.
1 he opinion strong! y prevails that Spnneflsld
has been taken.
Important from Tennessee,
General Rosecrnng Follcrolnsr ur
lAIl'OKTANT FROM KENTUCKY.
Recommends the 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 protests
against any interference with her State policy
as unwarranted bv the Constitution.
He thinks that the Proclamation civincr 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
mation will be to fire the whole South into one
burning mass of inexhaustible bate.
The Proclamation' will destroy all hope of
i coiui nig me juivn, wmcn is only possioio Dy
adhering to the Constitution as it was.
Further than thaty the most alarming aspect
of the Proclamation is the usurpation of pow
ers of government by the President under the
plea ot military necessity.
Gov. Robinson concludes his message by
adv ising the Legislature to place on record
their plea against the Proclamation.
ADVICES FROM MOBILE.
"Cleaeral Hardship" ia thm City The PI-
rale Orel Mtitl in the HartM.fa.
HIS ARMY TEN MILES BEYOND
Arrival of large Quantities of Supplies at
Rurtrnnci ('mplimcnlrd by
President and CSea. Hallcch.
We are in receipt of late New York paper?,
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-
Nashville, Thursday, Jan. 8.
1urfreesboro is entirely deserted.
Our army and Gen. Rosecrans' head Quarters
have advanced tec miles beyond tliat place.
The rebel army is reported to be at Tnlln
The Federal gunboat W. H. SlideU. T. W. Van
Dorn commauding, has arrived here with 164 (?)
transports from Clarksville, bringing 3,000 bbls.
flour, J 0,000 pounds bacon, 900 sacks oats. aDd
2,000 bushels shelled corn.
The gunboat captured two Confederate Cap
tains, with horses and mules. u :
The river is 3j feet deep on the shoals. -
Nashville, Friday, Jan 9.
One tbonsand rebel prisoners were sent North
by rail to-day. Two hundred arrived from Mur
frees boro Gen. Rosecrans orders alP captired
rebel offiecrs 'confined, until Davis' order is re
voked ; the rebel prisoners to subsist on- awry I
confiscated to hospital use; and the repetititn- of
such contribution to constitute a jail offencs.
There is a heavy rain to-night. Tbe rivnr is
stationary. There are seventeen steamers at tbe
foot of Ilarpeth Shoals. t-
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 Vicksburg is that
tbe 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
By wav of Grenada a report had reached
Memphis that there had been no fighting since
tbe 29tb ult
THE PRESIDENT TO GEN. KOSECE&NS.
Washisgton. Jai. 5.
To Maj- Gen. Rosecrans : i
lour dispatch announcing the retreat if the
enemy has just reached here. God bless yra and
all with you. Pleas tender to all. and acDt for
yourself, the nation's gratitude foryour anl their
1 -II 3 .
su.ni, euuurance ana dauntless courage.
Washington. Friday. Jan. 9.
Private letters from the blockading fleet off
Mobile, dated Dec. 23, Bays that many deserters
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 bas been
entering or leaving the harbor since Capt.
Preble's departure, save one sloop with cotton,
which, getting 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 tooting and went on to the
breakers too nearly under the guns of Fort
Morgan to enable our squadron to indulge in
any sequestration ; -bat by way of making
everything sure, she set herself on hre, and
was utterly consumed.
Everything is dead and dismal in Mobile, the
place having become hardly worm taking.
Itliaaioaarirs Turned tVarritn.
Rebel Reports from Vicksburg.
Cairo, Friday, Jan. 9.
There is nothing from Vicksburg, to-day.
The Jackson Appeal, of the 3d, characteri
zes the fight at that place as a trivial allair, as
as far as the 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 (rood for tbe rebel cause.
The telegraph is in working order from here
Great F rands
at New York
a the Gov.
The Oxford and Cambridge Mission in Africa
the Ms 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 Christianity amona'the
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. Rowly appears in the last London naners.
Mr. Rowley tells us how Dr. Livingstone and
the missionaries in his company came to lav
down the Bible for the sword, the Psalter for
the bayonet, and be also tells how terriblv the
mission people were whipped by the blacks
against wnom tney marched.
It appears that Dr. Livingstone led the mis
sion party to the highlands, and on the way
icii in who 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," savs Mr. Rowlev. "took
place with a body of Ajawa, who had invaded
Manganja territory, and were destroying vil
lages, and murdering and making captive tbe
Manganja. ine tear of tbe Ajawa was so
great upon the Manganja, -that the districts
eontti of ZoTna wwa dmiMilMl rf rftrlA IHa
fugitives flying by hundreds."
these Ajawa having inspired such a degree
of terror in the minds of tbe Manganja that
they feared extermination, the missionaries
were besought to remain with them, and Dr.
Livingstone promised to do so, " in order to
give cor.Hdcnce 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 from the
cruets to go out against their enemies. Mr.
Rowley gives the upshot of the affair as fol
" Tbe 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 1 be
lieve he now blames me for our after proceed
ings proceedings which were but the fulfill
ment of his programme ; the inevitable conse
quence of bis advice and deeds. From the
moment he commenced the release of slaves
his course was one of aggression. He hunted
for slaving parties in every direction, and when
he heard of the Ajawa making captives in
order to sell to the slavers, he went designedly
in search of tbem, and intended to take their
captives from them bv force if necessary.
It is true that when he came upon them he
found them to be a more potent body than be
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
wnen searching tor them bis men entered into
every place where they were supposed to be.
firing their guns and making every kind of
warlike demonstration. His parting words to
the chiefs assembled at Magomera, just before
Calaael Chipmni'i Official Dispatch.
Columbus, Jan. 2, 18(53.
To Major General S. R. Curtis :
Tbe Rocket left Yazoo river Sunday morn
ing. General Sherman debarked bis 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 Acw Lra above Memphis, and
the Conestoga is cruising at the mouth of the
N. P. CHIPMAN.
GEN. HALLECK TO GEN. ROSECBINS
Headquarters of the Armt,
Washington, D. C, Jan. 9. 18(3.
Maj.-Gen. W- S. Rosecrans, Commanding Army of
the Cumberland : ,
General : Rebel accounts fully confirn your
telegrams from the battle-field. i
The victory was well earned, and it is one of
the most brilliant ot int. war. v
Yon and vour brave army have won the rrati
tude of your country and the admiration ot the
The field of Mnrfreesboro is made histoncal
and fnture generations will point ont the places
where so many heroes fell gloriously, in defines
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 mt Gcarraf Carter's
Cincinnati, Jan 7, 1P63.
Major-Gen. H. IV. IlaUeck, General in Chief, Hash
Sir : I have inst reeeived a dispatch from
Major Gen. G. Granger, that the cavalry force
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VXCKSvurg aoanaonca oy me .nemyjinoiner Ea8t Tennessee on the 21st nit., under the com-
Change of Jjase. mand of Brig. Gen. H. Carter, to destroy the
inc loliowmg oujciai uispatcn was received tast Tennessee Kailroaa bridges, etc., bas been
War Department on Saturday
at the rebel
vicksbcro, dan. 2, isbtf.
Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War :
Tbe enemy, finding all his efforts unavailing
to make any inroad upon our position here,
has re-embarked, leaving a considerable quan
tity of intrenching tools and other property,
and, apparently, has relinquished his designs
upon Vicksburg. J. C. FJiMlititloni,
Xiieut. uen. vomroanuing.
The Operations against Viclcsburg The Ene
Vicksburo, Jan. 2, 1863.
Skirmishing continued all day yesterday, but
no general engagement is expecieo until me
arrival of McClernand and Sherman with the
balance of the Yankee army. We are conn
dent of our ability to hold Vicksburg against
any force the federals may bring against it.
This morning our lorces auvaneeu against
the-enemy, who were erecting works on tbe
lake, causing them to evacuate their position,
leaving fifty stand of arms, nine prisoners and
all their implements lor cutting lortincations.
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 transports-to Snyd
er's Bluff, on the Yazoo, where it is supposed
they will make an attempt to storm our works.
Our forces are well advisvd of tbeir movements.
SoitcniM Wine. A gentleman in Iowa Jtas
obt allied a patent lor making -wine irotn sor
ghum, which is said by' connoisseurs at Wash
ington to be equal to Madeira. - It ean be made
so as to le sold for twenty-five cent; pr gal
lon. A fine quality of.rum 16 itUo uia-lo from
the oatue product, : -
ut.mv , i ' Uli. - - .
tjpn. Granger lias just received a dispatch
from Gen. Carter, at Winchester, Ky.t who is
on his return, staling that on the 30th nlt he
entirely destroyed the Union aud Watauga
Rritirres. 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 skirnrish took place on the Watauga
Bridge, and another at Jonesville. We lost but
This expedition, as characterized by Gen.
Granger, has been one of tbo most hazardous
and daring of the War.
It was attended wun great narusnips and pri
vations, owing to tbe most impracticable natnre
of the country, tbe length of tbe route, ot nearly
two hundred miles each way, and tbe inclement
The important results of tins ezpedition can
hardly be overrated, severing as it has tbe main
rebel army communication between Virginia and
Gen. Carter and his onicers and men deserve
the thanks of the country.
Great credit is also due to ftlnjnr lien. GRAN
GER, under whose immediate supervision tne
expedition was fitted ont, and whose long cavalry
experience was a guarantee that nothing tending
to its success would bo neglected or forgotten.
If. G. WRIGHI, Jlaj-uen. Commanding.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GEN. HALLECK
Washington, D. C, Jan. 0, 1363.
Mnj-Gen. Wright. Cincinnati :
The damn? operations and brilliant achieve
ments of Gen. Carter and his command are with
out a parallel in the history of the war, and
deserve the thanks of the country This expe
dition has proved tbe capacity of our cavalry for
bold and dashinpr niovt nients, which I donbt tot
will be imitated by oilier.
11. W. UALLLCK, ticuciai iu Cbiuf.
Since the first of November an investigation
into the frauds which have been practiced
upon mo government since the commence
ment of tbe war has been in progress in this
The special committee appointed to 'make thd
investigation is Jtl. S. Olcott, who has been
provided with interpreters, clerks and detec
The results of the inquiry show that ont of
tne sixteen hundred thousand dollars (S1.60S).
000) which have been paid out in this city
aione, irom tne special appropriation of $20,
uuu.oou made for the recruiting, organizing
and drilling of volunteers, nearly one-half bas
been paid on fraudulent accounts.
1 he inquiry has also developed the means
by which these frauds have been accomplished.
and show that nearly one thousand persons
nave been engaged in them not all of whom,
however, are criminally implicated.
About the 1st of September, 1801, the first
money paid under appropriation was received
by Col. Sackett. a mustering and disbursing
omcer 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 forward as to exhaust tbe
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.
Tbe mode in which the frauds were commit
ted was as follows : Under the regulations for
the disbursement ofe.Jqnds appropriated,
the certificate of thc'coWncl of the regiment
and that of the special contractor only were
needed, unless in the opinion of the disbursing
officer a fraud was ontemglatedpin which
case the bills were certified undeioath. '
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 the
bills were bought at twenty-five per cent of
their value. The claims which" were princi
pally for subsistence and lodging, were nearly
all presented by Germans.
- luou mrn uiu not. -unaersianu tae regula
tions, and feared that they would never receive
anylbing, and therefore took the money which
was offered tbem by brokers who could afford
But the contractors, not content with receiv
ing tbe large amounts which they gained in
this manner,' instituted a plan of obtaining
claims whicb were in part or wholly fraudu
lent. They induced Germans who bad 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.
The broktrs employed " runners " who
assisted in getting up these bills, and they or
the "runners - Irequently countcrteited the
signatures of the Germans. In one case Lin-
dwimuller, of the Bowery, kicked out of his
nlace the man who presented a claim lor bis
signature, and retained the papers, in evidence
against him, which are now in possession of
Mr. Olcott. f.-
This Commission is not authorized to pun
ish the crimes which may be discovered, and
which it is not now permitted to develop in
detail j but the citizens whe have been enga
ged in tbe frauds will be handed over to the
civil courts for trial, and the dicers of the
army 'who are implicated will ba tried by
court martial. t-lV. Y. Post. ,
he left, gave no evidence of the puraly defen
sive policy he, I believe, now claimfuor him
self. Up to tbe day of our leaving Magomera we
were receiving continual visits from chiefs from
all quarters ; tbeir object being tbe same to
beg us to go against the Ajawa in tbeir respec
tive neighborhoods. . They all declared that
tbe Ajawa bad been guilt) of the horrid work
for which we went against them ; but they told
not tbe truth. We never could get a single
instance substantiated. Of course we steadily
refused to go to tbe war again ; and, as the
Ajawa seem to be as much afraid of us as the
Manganja are of them, we hoped that our pre
sence in the land would keep theai 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.
w w Unable to defend themselves in
war, they 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.
the 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
operations to a village on the Shires river,
upon which Dr. Livingstone, who had set tbe
example of resort to the sword, and had hunt
ed and shot down slaving parties, wrote to Sir
T. Maclean, expressing his regret that the
missionaries " bad 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."
Tar Yaakrn Ncklmnirr Koala.
A letter writer, writing from New Orleans says ,
I met a specimen to day of the Yankee school
master South, who crrae here ten years ago, and
is now wor'u $25,000. He was voluble in con
versation, and seemed a perfect encyclopedia of
information with regard to everything in the
Sooth, from the price of jack-knives to the most
important principle of political economy. Ha
related the troubles through which he and bis
" niggers" had passed on account of his being a
northern man by birth. He was originally from
Utica, New York, and bas gone tbrongh the res
pective stages of school teacher, overseer on a
sugar plantation, and storekeeper, which last busi
ness he still continues. I met him on the out
skirts of oar picket line, where I was rambling'
with a couple of friends He was looking aroand
thinking cne of his negroes, who had flei from
the town forfear of being murdered by the secesh
soldiers, might come back. The offense of hi
slave consisted in having guided the Union sold
iers to some secreted cottoa about m Tear ajro.
since which time " Sam" had lived in the woods,
coming in occasionally at night for fresh supplies
of "chawin' U-rbacker." He invited us to the
hospitality of his house and bottle. We drank
bis health in a glass of water, while he responded
with corn whiskey. His store was a fine speci
men of many similar establishments hi the South.
I think an inventory would read as follows :
One bottle whisky, six wooden washbeards. two-
jars candy, one pair heavy shoes for negroes, ona i
pair Doots, tour cotfee mills, a card of shirt but
tons, two spades, three papers of tobaceov five
pipes, and a half bushel of sweet potatoes. There
may have been some other few articles, bat I do
not remember that there were. He informed us
that many of the inhabitants left the city net
because they were afraid of the federal soldiers,
but they feared tbe rebel troops .would rob and
pillage before they left the city, as they did at
tue lorfuei i,i. ' -ri. ..t...iu ".' .-t.
tained ns considerably by stating his reasons for
remaining in celibacy. He thought he should
have been married if he had remained North, but
here bis opinion was that "there wasn't a woman
he would give a d n for." Of course he couldn't
think of marrying a " poor white," ignorant and
stupid as the negroes themselvs ; and as for an
inteligent planter's daughter, it would take a for
tune to keep her himd 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 ever, for Jule
wastes as much in cooking as uold support
As lscMlf Baltic.
Col. Hugh McNeil, of the famous " Bucktail "
regiment, who was killed at the battle of Autie-
tam, was one of the most accomplished officers of
tbe terderal service. A soldier relates an exploit
of his at South Mountain which is worth record
JJunng tbe battle at South Mountain the rebels
held a very strong position. They were posted
in the Mountain Pass, and had infantry on the
neignts on every side. Our men were compelled
to carry the place by storm. Tbe position seem
ed impregnable ; large craggy rocks protected
the enemy on every side, while our men wera
exposed to a galling fire.
A Dana ot rebels occupied a ledge en tbe ex
treme right, as the colonel approached with a few
of his men. The unseen force poured upon them
a volley. McNeil, on the instant, gave th com
" Put your fire upon those rocks ! "
Tbe Bucktai's hesitated : it was not an order
that they had been accustomed to receive ; they
bad always picked their rn.
t ire .' thundered tbe colonel. 1 tell vou to
fire at these rocks 1 " ' -
The men obeyed. For some time an irregular
fire was kept np ; the Bniektails sheltering them
selves as best they could behind tbe trees aad
rocks. On a sudden, 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 were
leveled in that direction.
Wait a minute," said the Colonel; "I will try
my hand. There is nothing lika killing two
birds with one stone." ' .
TheHwo rebels were'ribt In a Hue, liul uuu -
stood a little back of tbe other, while inst in front
of the foremost was a slanting rock. Col, McNeil
seised a rifle, raised it. glanced a moment along
the polished barrel ; a report followed, and both
rebels disappeared. At that moment a loud cheer
a little distance beyond rent the air.
"All is right now," cried tbe Colonel ; " cnarge
The men sprang np among the rocks in an
instant The affrighted rebels turned to run, bnt
encountered another body of tbe Back tails, and
were obliged to surrender. Not a man of tbem
escaped. Every one saw the object of the Col
onel's order to fire at random among tbe rocks.
He bad sent the party round to their rear, and
meant this to attract tbeir attention. It was a
The two lebels by the opening in the ledge,
were found Irimr there stiff and cold. Co). Mc
Neil's bullet had struck the slanting rock in
front of them, glanced, and passed through both
their heads. There it lay beside them, flattened.
The Colonel picked it np and put it in his
pocket N. Y. Pos-t.
The Rloekadiaa; Fleet anT Caarlrstaa.
The blockading sanadron off Charleston on the
23d ult comprised about thirty vessels, all under
steam. Some of tbem are new and part gnn
boats, and they are stationed along the entire
outlet 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
difficult matter for any craft, large or small, to
enter the harbor day or nijht, as tbe strictest
lookout is kept from every ship, and nothing, we
think, can pass unobserved. The fleet Is in
charge of Capt Gordon, of tbe frigate Powhatan,
who is second in command. The health of the
officers and crews of the various ships and gun-
uuaia is iBiuaiKauiy guuu i ae weatnerat times
is very eold and Doistenous, tne glass oeing
down to zero ; then it changes to very hot. The
crews suffer some for the want of a better snpply
of fresh beef and vegetables than they now get.
About Life. If it is well for a man to live
at all, he should endeavor to avoid all those
nnuences which detract from the beauty and
harmony of human existence. In other words,
he should "make the most of life," and not al
low himself to be distracted, annoyed or con
founded by anything. He should fully possess
himself, being at peace with his own soul, and
having great good will for all mankind. Life,
then, will have a beautiful significance to him ;
its current will be deep and flow gently on in
all the beauties of the world reflected.
An Explosion of Tomatoes. -iirs. Muileo,
residing in Snow street, was seriously burnt
by the explosion of an air-tight can of toma
toes which she was heating -upon the stove
Boston Traceller, 10th.
One of the weekly London journals reeeived
by last steamer contains the cu- ious item of
news that Jir. I. ainger, tue minims sewing
machine manufacturer, has founded a monas
tery in the neighborhood of Constantinople, at
the cost to beain with ot &20.000. It is added
that he bas become an inmate of the institution
himself. At all events it is not likely that he
will ever return to the United States ; altuough
he has still an interest in the flourishing esta
blishment here that bears his name, and whose
machines are exported to almost every country
in Europe. AT. Y.
m " .
Fox, tbe Ibelebrated orator, was one day told
hv a l.idv whom he visited, that she did not
care "three skips of a louso for him." He
Sorguum Paper. The Chicago'-Tribane is
printed on paper which is one-quarter sorghum.
Two E(.ri;tiuin pajjer Uiills are already running ' I forgive the Je.ir creature ljr what &ho liai said,
ju JUuuvIe. - isinco womuu'will talk of what runs ia tln.ii hoad."
care three SKips oi a iouso ior mm. uo im
mediately took out his peucil ana wrote the
"A lady has toljjpo, and in ier own house.
That alia cares not for me 'three skips of a louso
Death mf tae Wife mt Variai, the Rape
Walker hackiag Calaelrapay at Havaaa,
An exchange gives the following thrilling partic
ulars of tbe death of tbe wife of Fariai, the cele
b rated rope walker, who is well remembered by
A terrible and heart-rending catastrophe oc
curred in Havana on tbe Cth ult, a; the Plaza
Toi res Bull Ring. Mr. Farini the celebrated
tight rope walker, and rival of Blondin, adverti
sed, among tbe 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 his journey across, within, about
four feet, when the audience applauded the dar
ing act, it seemingly being completed ; and tba
lady ia acknowledgment for that applanse, loosen
ed ber hold upon ber husband's neck nd waved
her bands, and on the instant of doing so, she
discovered that she bad lost her balance, and
called to ber husband to catch her as she was fall
ing. This be attempted to do, and caught her by
the skirt of her dress, but the frail labric was not
ber wun tne lm-
ui buuiuibui nmnmn to
petus given to her decent by tbe fall, and the
dress gave way leaving a piece in tbe unfortu
nate man s band as she went down crashing upon
the seats that ascend from the curb of the ring to
the top of the inclosure. She was taken op for
dead, butshe showed, after some little time, signs
of life, and lingered from Sunday until Thursday
morning, when death put an and to her suffering.
She was taken in band by tbe ladies in the neig
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.
000 to $20,000 will be raised by subscrip tion for
the child she bas left behind.
A span of horses belonging to Mr. B. B.
Kellosc. of New Fairfield, ran away on Tues
day, and after demolishing the wagon, one of
them brought up against a tree, ana received
injuries which caused his death ia less than
James Maxwell, 25 years of age, was drowned
at Williaiantic on Thursday. He broke through
the ice while skatir.g- Two of bis brothers, woe
rushed to bis assistance, also broke 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
stabbing himself. l;oih attempts were, how
ever, fortunately frustrated. Ue is probably
residing in town are re-
A .iw.otti.Hv r-f-.ici.ted to lesve their names Bad
' resi'l nr in writin?, at niv office, on Pollock street,
' ! crner Craven, (Bank of North Ciui-lina.) aa soou
Jail, li, 13C3.
(Jut. & A. Q M.