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SUNDAY. MORNING, DEC 29 1861. .
Mason and Slidell Surrendered.
It pperi from our telegraphic news tbit
morning, that Messri. Mason tod Slidill, the
Eototi of the CoLfedente Government to Eog
' land nd France, hive been surrendered upon
the demand of the British Government. This
Information will startle the country, apeclallv
la Tie of the action of Concrete on the flret
dayt of the eeasion, In approving, by Moiu
tloo, of the capture of these Envoje, by Com
modore Wilkii, end (he voting by that body to
him and his officers, of gold medala for their
patriotic gallantry in seizing and carrying them
from the British Mail Steamer Trent, on which
Ibey were passengers, uur American point-
' oiacs end statesmen who have been encaged
since the seizure in demonstrating its propriety
mnA tm dufw a t (Ha rtnrnmnt In YllM tin in
them, will be taken ail aback by this notrs, and
. will hardly know what to think or say about
this aot of the "powers that be." ;
The National Debt.
Next to the rebellion, the great national ca
lamity which the people of the United States
have got to face, is the enormous national
debt. It Is alieady large, and is increasing at
the rate of two million dollars or more per day.
It will continue to accumulate how long no
body pretends to know.
Knowing, however, tbat a settlement most
be made some day, let ad see bow we stand on
the booki. We take- Repablloio authority.
"The present fiscal year," rays the New York
Tribune, "will loave us with a debt of nearly or
quite eiz hundred millions of dollars, for the
payment of the Interest on which forty million
dollars will be required."
Bat in its estimate of our li.dcbtcdcees, the
Tribune, like meet other calculator, leaves
wholly out ot view our Slute debts. At the
close of the laet year the debts of the States
amounted to two hundred and six'.y five millions
of dollar', without taking intj Account the debts
of cities and counties. These aheoluto State
debts must have Increased greatly within the
past year. Suppouing their segregate does not
exceed three hundred millions, we (ball have at
the cloce of tho current fiscal year, a public
debt, national and State, of nine hundred mil
lions of dollars.
The Tribune says that "the coming year will
see the amount of oar national indebtedness
($600,000,000) doubled," making It twelve
hundred millions of dollars, with an interest on
the same of at least seventy millions of dollais
Tne State dobts will also, at tho eanio time,
continue to increate, if not in the same ratio,
still at an cnormocs rate. So that we are on
tho high road to national and State bankruptcy,
whether we bave tbe mtslineei to ccknon ledge
it or not. -
Sepposlog the war to be closed at the end of
tbe next year, what then? The Tribute says,
"we thall be obliged to maUiUin a large army
and navy at an additional expense over past
. tears of one hundred million dollarj" m&kine
the annual expense of the Federal Government
two hundred million oi dollars, exclusive of
the seventy millions, of interest on the twelve
bnndred millions of national debt. Thus, tbe
people will have to foot an annual expenditure
of two hundred and aereoty aailliM of doll.
on the part of the Federal Government, and
that, too, without diminishing the National
Debt one cent. .
How ia this annual expenditure to be mot?
If the duties on imports should yield si large a
revenue as they did before the war began, there
will remain the sum of two hundred millions to
be raised by modes of taxation heretofore on
known aud nnpracticed In this country. At the
same time, the expeneee of the State Govern.
mentsand tbe interest on their debts, to say
nothing of paying the principal, must be pro
vided for by heaping taxes on the people.
The truth mav as well bo told at once and
right oat as to smooth it over with honeyed
. word, in order to pacify a deceived and betray
ed people. Under the present management cf
our national affairs, tbe annual expenses of the
Government will not be met. There will re
main each year an exoeu of unpaid expendi.
tare, which will be added to that great reservoir,
tbe original National D.bt funded in stocks,
bonds, etc, and bearing Interest. Perhaps,
' many holders of Government securities who can
afford It, as In England, will be content to fore
go the payment of interest annually, and let the
Government Indebtedness accumulate In their
hands by means of compound intorrt",. This
will help maintain tne credit ot tne uovero
inent and bankrupt the nation. But there ate
men who do not oare how poor the people be-
W Ml V ev wa W W V VI M MJ VM w wu tavawa 0
creditor! get rich and keep ricS.
Tbe Ohio Statesman calls tbe swindlers who
have been exposed by tbe investigating Com-
mittee of tbe House of Representatives, "pets
of Cabinet officers." Tnis Is as unfair as it is
false. Cabinet officers may bave been deceiv
ed, but that a single member of the Cabinet has
' been a party to frauds and has bad "pete" in
"i tbe beetowment of fat contraots, no bonest and
fair man for moment believes.-Sanduskj
We may differ with the Register as to the
term pits, Mr. Commihgs, of the New York
' World, it is not denied, Is a special favorite of
Camion; Moioah ia a brother-in-law of Secre
tary Willis. Are they to be considered ptttl
Would these fat j)be have been fgiven them
had they not been relatiocs or pets of these
Cabinet officers The Register knows these jobs
were not given by contract to the lowest bidder,
bat were given on the specific grounds that they
' were Republican relations or pets, if tbe Regit-
them ia an outrage.
Partisan Malignity. Death of Hon. S. G. Haven.
The Hon. Solomon G. Haven, of Buffalo,
died on tbe 23d lost. On the 14th be was
stricken with paralysis of the throat and face,
bat the Immediate caste ot bis death was dis
ease of the heart. His age 61. Mr. Haven
was tbe law partner of Ex-Presldeot Fillmore
from 183S to 1847, when Mr. F, was elected
Comptroller. Ia 1850 Mr. Haven was elected
to Congress, and was rs-elected in 1852 and in
isoe. tie neia tne iront rink, at tne car in
Western New York, and in bis sooial relations
Mr. Haven was a model man. .
Mr. Havir ranked high in Congress as an
able', practical statesman. He was universally
regarded as one of tbe very beet legislators in
. . UT The Legislature of Virginia has passed
a law to prevent extortion in. salt, which had
bcn selling at very high prices. - A dol
lar a pound had been demanded for it in
some Instances. It is to be seized and placed in
tbe hand of an agent, who 1 to sell it at fair
THE Real Work of the Stone Fleet
The Ship Channels to Charleston.
The sixteen ships of the itone fleet
have gone to their final moorings on Charles
ton bar, and around which tbe heavy masses of
sand are now settling, will effectually close all
passage Into or out of tbe original "cession
city by tbat line. TheJ will effectually block
ade the port so tar as the main ship channel is
concerned, and will relieve our regular blocka
ding fleet from duty In that direotion.
Hut. mm tknmrA soma time ago, there are
other channels that lead into Charleston barbor
beside the one we have closed; and it is mostly
by then, too, that the ships which bave lately
nn thm hinpiraim miafl meir cnirv iuu ,
Of tbeee, the principal one is MtjU'$ Chan
nel, which is of quite recent discovery, .but
rhlnh lareallv In manv rescectB the best en
trance to Charleston. It skirts alone close
by the shore of Sullivan's Island, after fol-
lowing tne line ot wmon tor some aiawuce,
frikxa aharnl nnt into the ODen Sea. It is
more free from shoals, is of bolder out, end of
more direct passage than any of tbe Other
ehanoels. The approaoh to the coast is eaay
enough, and tbe shoaling gradual. The ehip
ohanuel we bave Juat blocked up Is miles
from Charleston, while that of Mafflt is only
seven. Tbe Coast Survey charts show that in
1855 the depth of water In this channel ranged
from eleven feet at low water to over sixteen
at high water, and could thus furnish passage
to vessels of very heavy draught. 10 increase
still further Its dentb and faoilitv. the State au
thorittcs bave for years employed a .dredge
steamer, of great power, worked by suotlon, in
removing the sand and mud from Its bed. It
Oin now probably give safe passage to any ves
sel afloat. In this channel no balk of tbe stone
fleet has been sunk. Fortunately for ns, bow
ever, if it be a sood channel, it is also one
which is very easily watched; and one of our
blockaders, placed off Breach Inlet, near Sul
livan's Inland, can prevent any rebel ship from
creeping into or out of Charleston by Mafflt's
There are also several other channels lead
ing Into Charleston harbor, in which no part of
tbe great stone fleet has been snnk. There is
the North Channel, the depth of water in wbicb
ranges from ten feet at low tide to fifteen feet
at high tide. This Is still open to reoci snips,
if they could get paet our blockading bull. dog
which watches it. Besides this, there are tbe
Swash and Overall Channels for vessels of
lighter draft; but the brace of blockaders de
tailed to watch the two channels already men
tioned will also effectually suard these.
Besides thcee modes of ccress direct to the
ocean from Charleston, there Is abundant proof
that light draft craft have slipped down MaClt
Channel, dodged into lireach Iniot ana Denina
Long Island and tbe other Islands along that
part a tbe coast, as far as Hull's island ana
Bull's Bay, ar,d there bave met big ships from
Europe, which they have loaded aud unloaded
at their leizure, and thus carried contraband into
and out of Charleston. So far as tbe northeast-
ly direotion is concerned, all this will be stopped
by the watch now kept over MafQt'a Channel.
Lisa t draft craft bave undoubtedly also been
plyiug until very- lately, if not now, along the
Inland water-way leading from Charleston in a
southwesterly direction, notwithstanding our
force at Port Royal Island.
The stone fleet will thus not absolutely seal
up Charleston, nor will It destroy all possibility
of future commercial intercourse with tbe out
side world. It will only render the blockade
practically impervious. -a. X. aimes.
Rebel Evacuation of Galveston.
A short time since the telegraph announced
the evacuation of Galveston, Texas, by tbe
rebels; but, so unreliable are rumors in general.
that no ono Deiievca this, l ne rumor, howev
er, turns out to be correct, as will be seen from
tbe following extract from tbe Houston Telegrajh
of the 2d inst:
On the 20th alt., a council of war was held at
Galveston, at which it was determined tbat it
was impoBsiblo to defend tbe city successfully.
The largest guns at tbe fortifications upon tbe
Island were J-pounders, smooth bores, having
a range not exceeding two miles, while the
enemy's guns were of tbe largest caliber, shoot
ing with accuracy three or four miles. To
await an attack was simply to invite the surren
der or destruction of our troops and the city,
without toe power oi mulcting injury upon tbe
assailant j. It was thought best, therefore, under
all the circumstances, to evacuate Galveston, and
occupy a position in tbe rear of the city, so as to
repel any advance or tbe teoeral troops alter
tbey had landed.
la conseauence of Ibis determination, an or
der waa imned for tho rmrl vi sit the hos
pital pauente from Galveston to Houston, wbicb
was accomplished immediately. All tbe pub
lis and private property was being rapidly re
moved to Houston, when Judge Hill left Gal
veston. Tbe proprietor of the Netei bad rented a
house in Houston, and announced that his next
issue would be printed in that city, and all the
otber newspaper establishments, it is soppos
ed, have done tbe same. Tbe guns have been
removed from the different fortifications, and
the troops bave fallen back to the terminus of
tbe railroad bridge on tbe island, and a still
larger force stationed at Virginia Point, on the
It seems that General Hebert has been no
tified of a contemplated attack, bat is not
advised as to tbe point that may be first as
Tea, Sugar and Coffee Duties.
The war expenses are being felt by the con
Burners of tea, sugar, and coffee. Congress
has Just passed, and tbe President has approved,
a bill providing f r an increase of the duties on
tea, sugar, molasses and coffee. On all teas
tbe doty is to be twenty cents per pounds on
coffee, of all kinds, five cents per pound; and
on molasses six oents per gallon.
In regard to tea and coffee, people can con
sult health and their pockets by substituting
cold water; and the heavy duties on sugar and
molasses will give fresu Impulse to Sorghum
culture and manufacture in the West, making
os the sooner independent of the South and of
loreign importations In tho way of sweets.
Why winee, brandies, Imported liquors of all
kinds, and cigars, snuff, etc., are not pat on the
list ot increased duties, appears a little singu
lar, tbe more so as the demand for revenue is so
pressing Cleveland Herald,
If the people substitute cold water, and use
no tea or coffee, bow will the government get
the taxes levied?
Seward's Affection for England.
Secretary Siwakd was invited to attend the
New England dinner at New York, on the S2d
of December, the anniversary of the landing of
tbe Pilgrims upon PJymout hRock. In declin
ing tbe invitation, he said:
My duties here allow me little enjoyment of
holidays. If it were an Old England dinner
Itstead of a New England feast, 1 would cer
tainly strain a point to attend. I would like
so good an opportunity to attempt to show to
our cousins across the seas that there is no ma
terial benefit or moral influence that oan ac
crue to us that will not also ineresse tbe pros
perity and greatness of Great Britain, and that
every disaster tbat befalls the United States is
also pregnant with suffering and sorrow, sooner
or later, to be borne by Great Britain.
Ohio Troops in Western Virginia.
The whereabouts of Ohio troops in Western
Virginia are as follows:
Tbe Fourth, Seventh and Eighth Regiments
are at Romney.
The Tbirty-eixtb at Summervllle.
Tbe Twenty-third, Twenty-sixth and Thir
tieth at Fayetteville.
The Twenty-eighth and Forty-seventh at
Tbe Thirty-seveetb near Can n el ton.
The Forty-fonrth at Camp Enyart.
The Eleventh at Point Pleasant.
Tbe Twelfth Ohio and First and Second Ken-
tacky at Charleston.
The Thirty-fourth at Barboursvllle.
The Twenty-fifth and Thlrtvsecond near
Cr Tbe Paris correspondent of the N. Y.
7i'i, who is regarded as Informed, calls at
tention to an article in the Patrit as doubtless
ly expressing the opinion of the imperial Gov.
eminent as to the Trent affair. The writer
says that France baa nothing to do directly with
ana quarrel oi ureaa Britain ana America, but
If the former power recognizes Southern inde
pendence and breaks the blockade, the other
European States will be compelled to follow her
Corruption in the Army—The Report
of the van Wyck Congressional
Tbe New York Express, in speaking of the
report of the Van Wyck Congressional Com
mittee, says: i -
While . of Now York, were pitying the
poor, plucked, ploked goose, Uncle Sam, In St.
Louis, as Is almost always the ease, "the
Greeks" were here, in JNew xorx ouy, nnaer
oar own eyes, by our own doors. Tbe steamer
Gitalin was bought by the oollutlon of a Gov
ernment agent, with a promise to pay $50,000
for ber in tbe case oi loss, lor sio.wu, ia orig
inal cost. Mr. Cummlngs, of the World news
paper, had t2.000.000 on hand, of which he
spends $330,000 without any proper vouchers
$90,000 of which are said to be in the hands of
R. M Blatohford, vouched for. Cattle are
bought for Washington at 8 cents per pound,
live weight, out sublet to wusou Aiicrtou m
New York for 6. the profits on which to the
lirlutn l fmntraoion were 133 2G8 17. while Wll
son & Allerton made a profit, at 6 W cents, of
from ilo.UUU to SW.UUUI James u way ton, oi
111 Nassau street, an agent of the Government,
buys of John O. Taylor, of New York, six
horses, a top buggy, and two sets of harness, for
$970, but only four hoisee are banded over to the
Government for tboae is u, and no top ouggy, no
harness! Tbe engraving of tbe Treasnry-notes
here turns oat to be a job. The steamer Stars
and Snipes, whioh coat the New Haven Pro
peller (Jomoany taa.uuu. la sold to Air. ueo u
Morgan, by tbe President of that Company,
Mr. C. S. BuahuelJ, for $55,000, and the Com
pany gives him (B ) a commission for making
the sale of $8,000, while Morgan has per
cent as bis commission on tno pnrohast !
Mr. Geo. D. Morgau's commisalons bave already
been near $100,000, and are daily Increasing.
Old Austrian refected mnskets, Invoiced here
at W to W.4U, were sold here for rremonfs ar
my at $6 CO. Tbey could not bs seed, for they
were good for nothing for our army. The Hall
carbine sold by tbe Ordnance Bureau, costing
here $4 60 or $ 75. were sold to one Simon
Stevens for tbe 14. ou or 91 to, who sold tne en.
lire lot for Fremont's army, at $23 eaob. Im
mense army supplies, both la tbe army and
navy, have been purchased privatoly, under con
tract express or implied, without any oompetl
tion being Invited. A vast amount of supplies
bave been bought upon what is called requisi
tion. Major Eaton and Colonel Tompkins, of
tbe United states Army, m this city, nave been
nractlcallv suneracded in tbeir purchases here.
by Mr. Alexander Cummlngs, of the World,
The Secretary oi war having author. zed uum
mines and Governor Morgan to make all neces
sary arrangements for tbe tracsportation of
troops, etc., tbe Uovernor bequeathed tbe extra
ordinary power to his brother, ueorge. u. mor
gan but Cummlngs was tbe real man. Mr.
Uummings buys shoes of Benedict & Hall here,
who lend him money from time to time, for
$3 20 a pair, worth fl.U to l A but ir pegged,
ontv $135 a pair. The ubiquitous World edit
or, Cummiogs, purchases coal in Philadelphia,
when there is an officer of the Government
there a Quartermaster and Commissary.
There are otber purchases ol bis linen pants
(117,220,000) straw bate (S4,14a.bH), arti
oles never provided for the army with ale and
oorter. and tongues, etc.. etc.
Bat enough! Enough! Column after col
umn is filled with evidence and detail on these
points! The Rev. Sidney A. Corey, a clergy
man residing in Thirty-seventh street, near
Fifth Avenue, "was in the tone contracts of
the Scoretary of War." Carey resold part of
bis contract tur a Donas ot JDW, to parties woo
have gone Wcet to purchase horses to fill
But enough! Enough! Enough!
Reported Defeat of Federal Troops
The following appears in rebel papers
GARDNER'S CONNER, VIA POCOTALIGO, S. C.
December 18, 1861.
About half-past one o'clock yesterday after
noon one of the enemy's gunboats passed by
Port Royal Ferry. Our batteries opened fire
upon her, striking her three times. Upon meet
ing with this rather bot reception, ebe steamed
rapidly past, and ran aground about three miles
the other side of tbe ferry. As soon as our
troops became aware of the fix Into which tbe
Yankees had got themselves, Lieat. McElben
nv, ot Captain Moore s neid battery (irom wii.
miogton, N-C.,) was dispatobed with a section
of the battery to a point just opposite to tbe
eboal on which tbe gunboat was aground, in
the meantime, three flats, orowded with the
trnone. bad moved from the opposite
shore, under a sharp nre from u f tbeir
batteries directed against onr troops on tbe
main. At that point oar forces consisted of
Captain West's company, ot Jones's regiment
Lieat. MoElhenny's Battery arrived just as
tbe flats bad oome about midway la tbe stream.
He immediately opened tire upon them with tre
mendons effect. One of the flats waa soon sank,
and onr fire created terrible havoc among tbe
soldiers on the other two flats, which hastily put
back. Night came on, and ended tbe cannonade
The steamer moved off with the flood tide. The
enemy's loss among the men on the flats most
have been very beavy.
We hear that agents of the Government are
about examining oar locality with reference to
Lake defenses, and that the uovernor ot tnis
State has gone to Washington, to request that
all troops now raising and to oe raised, oe ai
lowed to remain in the State for borne protec
tion. Inoladed In this request, we also learn,
is the 111th Regiment, Col. Schlandecker, now
encamped near this oity. As soon as we learn
anything definite about tbe matter we shall
make it public turn Wf mspatot,
A Causeless War.
Tbe London DUl, of Dec. 6tb, speaks boldly
out against England's going to war on tbe elm
nle point tbat Captain Wilkes violated the law
of nations in not tiklng the Trent as a prize,
"Under any circumstances we could not ap
prove of war on this issae. Unless it Is lolly
or bypoorisy to talk of Christianity es defining
tbe duty of nations, the nation commits a sin
whioh goes to war to avenge a petty Insult. It
would be preposterous to maintain that the ex
istence, the prosperity, or any real interest of
England is at stake In the present Instanoe. It
is beyond doubt that by reference to arbitration
tbe affair could be honorably settled, aud we
oannot oonoelve any Christian man affirming
that, except in case of necessity, it is lawful for
a nation to shed torrents of blood; For suc
cess in a war arising oat of this quarrel, no
Christian minister could pray, no Christian sol
dier could fight. Every Gardiner, every Have
lock, would lay down bis sword. Mr. Bright
has set a good example to our pabllo men, and
we call npon influential members of Parliament
to step forward and declare that war In such a
quarrel would be a disgrace to oar country-
ID" The Washington correspondent of the
New York Expicss says:
Tbe Ioseee incident to Dad laitn ana baa jobs
are quite equal to anything men of limited im
agination ever sormisea. tiorsee waion cost
the Government from eighty to one hundred
dollars have been eold for ae many cents. I
bear of a positive sale or uovernment borse
for thirty-seven cents, and tbe purchaser lost
his animal before be got him home.
The following instance of the skill of oar
surgeooe ie given by a correspondent:
A private of a regiment in nentucxy was ac
cidentally shot in tbe hand. Tbe surgeon tug
ged at tbe bone, Instead of tbe bullet, for one
hour, and finally gave It op, as he said It was
too tight In tbe bone. Tbe soldier came home)
on furlough, when it was tat: en ont witnoat dif
H7 Ex-Gov. Hant.of New York, came near
bleeding to death recently from tbe extracting
of a tooth. Before the effusion of blood eoald
be stopped by a physician, he was reduced to a
dangerous condition, but is now convalescent.
O Got. Pettus of Miss., and Ex-Congress
man Barksdale, now Mayor of Vicksbarg, have
had a fight in the Executive offioe. Barksdale
lost his wig in the Potter fight in the House.
He fared bat little better in tbe Governor's
ET The Canadians blaok and white are
armlpg, drilling, and preparing to give the Yan
kees particular " Jesses " in case of war be
tween us and England. Tbe fugitive slaves
there are ostentatiously anxious to meet their
old friends of the underground railroad la bat
tie array, I
[For the Ohio Statesman.]
O! LET ME DIE IN SPRINGTIME.
. . . O, Ut rat die la BprlngthMl
When nature smlltt around;
Whts blrda renew their laytat songs,
. And 8owreta ttraw tht ground.
When tht laughing brook thall play
With the grata an wll4 flowers,
that grow npon it way.
0, let me dtt In Sprlngtlmtl
Tor thtn twett flowart will bloom,
Ana tit birds ef the fortat
Will ting around ray torob.
for then tbe treet will wart
Tnttr tall and leafy braoohet
Abort my lontly gravt. ,
O, nay It be tht Bprtngtbnt,
Whan I thall past away
To a bappltr homt abovt,
To tojoy an tndltu day.
Aa tttmlty of bapplneatl
. O, who can eonprthtnd
Tht biles that await tht tried and J utt,
. When this weary life aballtnd.
Beyond tht shining oryatal bin,
Tbtrt'U be oat eternal ttrlng;
And thtrt amid tht deathleaa floweri,
Oar prelat to him we'll ting.
r.an Aotmow SaLI OF FOINITOH The
entire furniture belonging to the United States
Hotel will be sold at auotlon, at the Hotel, on
Monday, Deo. 30, commencing at ten o'clock
A. M., by J. G. Beal, Auctioneer. Among the
articles to bs eold are one large Offioe Safe,
Bedsteads. Bedding, Chairs, Tables, Stands,
Bureaus, Crockery Ware, Carpets, Stoves, eto.
V. R. GLAZIER
Chdsoh OriNiNa The new mission church
called Christie Chapel, on Cleveland avenue
fElshth street), north of Long, will be opened
for temporsry occupation on to-morrow, Bib'
bith. December 29th.
Tbe services will be at 3 o'clock P. M-, and
conducted by Dr. Trimble of Town street M
Thi O. P. One convict, Thomas W. MoDer
molt, from Trumbull county, sentenced for
three years for rapt,, has been received this week
at the Penitentia-y; and four prisoners, Lewis
Lambert and Fiank Molliter, from Hamilton
county: and Joseph Imlerand Robert Patter
son, from Miami county, have been dlssharged
by expiration of tbeir respective terms.
ET The receipts at the Orphans' Home Con
cert on Thureday evening were $196,
CTCapt. F. W. Hurtt, of the Ohio Stale
Journal, Is to take Capt, Lieb's place as Qaar
term aster at Clarksburg, Va., on the 1st of Jan
NEW YEAR'S BALL
MR. SNOW & LADY'S
ConrANT ii requested or BALL at
E. Grlswold's, in Werf hingt on, on tht
1st of January, 1818, to commence at'
three o'clock. P. M.
R. W.Cowles,) Mana- (G. H. Griswold,
J.Goodrioh,jr gers. (A. Buttles.
The Columbus SttUtman gives the above,
aqd says: "Gen. Griswold, or Wortbingtoo, is
yet living." We wish to add to it the faot that
another of the managers of that ball is "yet
living," Judge Unities, wenaatne pleasure
of shaking hands with him ou Christmas day,
he being in good health. Cleveland claims tbe
Judge as a resident, although, perhaps, legally
tbe question might oe acciaea in tavor oi uam
We have another resident of Cleveland
that is a summer resident, but who has extend
ed hta Munmer etay this year into the holidays
who was present at the ball to-wit: Doct.
C. H. Wetmore. Tbe Doctor danced at that
ball, and still flourishes, thanks to a good na-
tured disposition, aud a daily visit to the Herald
Doct. W. graduated in the class of 1804 at
Yale College. Among bis classmates were
John C. Calhoun; Ezra Stiles Ely, of Connect
icut: RIohard Cornelius Lansing, of New York;
John Plerpont, the poet, of Mass.; Miohaes
Burling, of New York; Kev. Abel McEwen, oi
Connecticut, etc wterwno jutraia.
At the time we published the above we were
uncertain as to Judge Aurora Battles. We are
glad to know be is living, and enjoying good
Doat. Wetmore Is qulto a youth yet, consider
Ing his ago. We bave missed him for some
time, and had tome idea of advertising bim as
The City Dixictoit. We learn from Mr. H,
T. Bennett, who has been engaged for some
time past in preparing materials for Williams's
Columbus Directory for 1861, that his task will
be completed in a few days. Those who wish to
subscribe for, or advertise in tbe new Directory,
and those who have changed or contemplate
ohaoglng their residence or business location,
should Immediately notify Mr. Bennett. The
work will be published in a few weeks, and will,
we doubt not, fully merit tie expectations of
those who have given or may give encourage'
meat and patronage.
DSome readers tkip over tbe local notloes In
paper, because tbey are mere newspaper puffs,
as tbey say, and not worth reading. But in so
doing, they often miss the very knowledge they
are most desirous to obtain, and Instead of go
ing to the best plaoes for a supply oi tbeir
wants, they go to the very worst. One of the
very best tests of a fair and honorable dealer is
to look into a newspaper and find bis frequent
advertisements and the local notices accompa
njingtbem, Bach a man rarely fails to do
business on a large and liberal scale, and to
meet publio expectation in tbe prioe and quality
of his wares. On the other hand, he who Is
niggardly In tbe patronage he extends to news
papers, is apt to be niggardly in dealing with
The reader will find in another column two
advertisements of 8. S. Eames's new Dry
Goods Store, 119 South High street, by which
will be seen the variety of goods he offers to
the publio. There tbe ladies will find dress
goods, bal moral and hoop skirts, and cloaks aa
well as furs of every description, quality and
pattern. But read tbe advertisements. Of one
thing we are quite sure, that those who, by this
notice, may be Induced to close a bargain with
Mr. Etmes, will thank us for the advice and'
Information heroin imparted.
uTThe ladles of Maroa, Southern Illinois,
who are organised as a soldiers' aid society,
gathered a load of corn, last week, given them
by the farmers, drove it to. town, and sold it at
auction (a young lady being auctioneer), at four
cents above the market price, the money to go
for supplies for sick and wounded soldiers.
UTThe Boston Foit suggests to those of its
friends who were unable to find anything hand-
some and valuable enough to send it as a pre
sent ou Christmas day, that they can bare the
privilege of bestowing the best to be obtained.
on New Year's day. Our friends will under
stand tht hint.
BT The Young Amerloa Zouaves will have
a Festival at tbe City Hal', on New Year's eve,
Deo. 31st, where tbey would be happy to see the
cUlxens-ai they expeot to have to entertain
ment surpassed by no other. The proceeds will
be appropriated for purohaslng P"t of the
uniform for the Company. Tickets to be had
st the Book and Music stores. Tlokele admit
ting one gentleman and two ladles, fifty cents;
single, twenty-five cents.
UT A negro man diod In Baltimore last week,
aged one hundred and ten years. He was
known as "Old Fiddler Jack."
DTThe U.S. District Court at Cincinnati
adjourned on Thursday to January 6, 1862.
irr The HomoBODathlste, thinking the Alio-
pathlsts have too much Influence lu the Wash
ington Hospitals, have induced Senator Grimes
ftha Bond old man." probably) to Introduce a
bill, to put a Homoeopath at the head of at least
one hospital. If Congress will only quarrei
nnon Homosooatbv and Allopathy, in lieu of
Negro Philanthropy all will be better If not
DR. R0BT. THOMPSON,
Surgeon & Physician.
ryABJ AT 8 ALL BIBBABE8 O THI EYE.
1 Offloa Hleh Street. North of Broad (No. 10.)
Bsaldonoe.N. fourth (Merket) Street, near corner
Uolnmoui, veo. z, joo. nun.
DR. J. W. THOMPSON
Ornoa oh hioh stbiet, oyr hatdbh
IBOM BTOBB. few doore North of Broad.
OoluiabDS, Vco. x, irui-au
Bobert K. Ntedlea, Plaintiff,! Before Wm. Graham, J,
Earth 01ark,'Defeodant. ) ahlp. franklin county,
ON tht 8th day of December, A. D. 1601, tald Juttice
lieued an order ot attachment In the abort action
for the turn or .iu-iu. .,
Dublin, Ohle, Decembers, lB01-w3
Three Nights Only!
Saturday, Monday & Taeiday Eve'gs,
December 23, 30 and 31, 18C1.
MRS, MATT PEEL'S
On each erenlng will be produced tbe Burlesque Opera
The beat extravaganza ever placed on the atagt.
Coora open at tH. Performance oommenooe at 1
Grand Oltt Matinee forichoola and famlllet, on Satur
day afternoon, ai xpt o ciock.
dec8-dtd J. T. HUNTLEY, Manager
TO THE PUBLIC.
AN AND AFTEIf THE let DAT OF
V jAnuAUl n aJkL. wo win Benaii eur kuwi, mm
ont reapect to persona or partita,
3?or OaBb Only.
The cash terma now enforced by Eastern Jobbers, Im
porters, etc., compel tnis announcement.
S. S, EAMES'S
No, 119 South High Street,
PAN BK FOUND A FULL AND
J onolce assortment or
GLOVES AND H03IERY,
HOODS AND NUBIAS,
SONTAG3 & SKATINO CAP3
Balmoral & Hoop Skirts,
HATS AND CAPS,
UNDER-SHIRTS & DRAWERS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
B L A N K E T 3, Ac. 4o
S. S. EAMES,
119 South High Street.
Ornci onni OoLuatana ItXnru K. B. Co. J
OoLomua, Deo, 10, 1801,
nPIIB STOOKHOLDEBS OP TBI COLUMBUS AND
X Xenla Railroad Company an hereby notified that
tne Annual neetlnK lor tne eleotlon of Virootore to aerre
tht ensuing year, and for other purposes, will be held at
tha office of the Company In Oolumbue, on Tueaday, the
7th day ol January, 1863, between the hosra of 10
oo lock A. ai, and a o clock r. m.
CYRUS VAT, Secretary.
HAS JUST RECEIVED, AND WILL
be in dally receipt, by Xzpreat, of
FEESH CAN & KEG OYSTERS,
Vr?in Baltimore and fair Haren.
Call at Wagner'e Oyster tsd Fralt Depot, No. SI East
auS4tf ' '
. Shooting Gallery.
TTiX undersigned begt leave to Inform hit friend
that he baa fitted up a
VERANDAH, ON STATE STREET.
Good Guns, Air duns, Pistols and Hefreihmenti.
Give me a call.
DOTll dtf COHEAD BI0HAKD8.
BLACK STRAW BONNE 1 8 AN O EL.
eeant BthbODi, In mat variety at BAIN',
ecu Mo. w.Higttttreei.
GREAT GALE ;
FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS,
S. S. Eamea'a
NEW CLOAK HOUSE,
(': - '
No. 11? South High Street.
From $6.50 to $8.50.
Good Broad-Cloth Cloaks,
From $9.00 to $15 00.
Children's Cloth Cloaks,
From $2.00 to $6 00.
A WELL SELECTED STOCK,
Ranging from $5.00 to $60.00 a Bet.
3 xtiiii jnm
THE OHIO PENITENTIARY.
Ornci Ohio PanrrtHTuaT, (
n.ik. Tt 03 1HAI. I
VUIW.UW, WW " "i - - .
CKALED Propouta will t wcelTedtt thltoffloj Mill
S rnrnav l.a.r, iOth.18G2.fi o'fllook P. Ma.for
fcF - '
t?nMUhlna th Initlintlon With
mjUlVMIMQ ... - .
1,500 lbs. Fresh Beef
ner week, dellrered In th four quarter., etch week,
Mufti DroyuriiiMi't vu iuuuupj -
from January 13ln, 1802, to July 13th, 1MB. The Beef
. ' ii if Wf1ittu1ava inrl rridAVS.
to be of good quality; irom cm im cibuiui
ouu ids. net.
1,500 lbs. Corned Beef
t. t lilt, IRAQ In Inl lllh. ISfi
Tha beef' to be of good quality, clear of knuckle bone
.i,.nva. Tha nu.ntltv to be lncieaecd or diminished
aa (he Warden may direct.
150 bbls. Mess Fork, 150
bbls. Prime Fork,
to be put op from eorn-fed hogs, and packed with New
York orl.lTerpooi oomno mui. w v"
Also, bide will be received at the eanio time, and for
the aame length ot time, for the elear, rough and aalt
greateof the Institution.
Ho blda will be considered nnleaa satisfactory teeurlty
for the faithful performance of the aame accompany
No bide will be received on the day of letting.
JOHN A. PRKNTICE, Warden
II. E. PARSONS,)
J. J. WOOD, Directors
J. J. JAKKBT, )
. .i .--.Mi. TT-t,,.. HMmM.lr Nnrth Amartean. Deltwere
Oaaette, Laneaater Oaielte.ud London Chronicle will
ploaaaeopy till day, ana eena Dins in inputm-:,
ed, to tne warden.
BOO -nxxca. 123 Q
SOUTH HIOH ST&EET
Are now opening a large lot of ;
Ladies', Misses' and Children's
Ladies' Cloth Cloaks,
Shephard's Plaid Shawls
Ladies' Merino Vests & Drawers,
Boys' Merino Shirts & Drawers,
mm WORSTEDS ;
MISSES SUPERIOR LONG SHAWLS.
This Arm, having adopted tht Oaah system In the pa
chase and aale of Goods, art enabled to tell from Ute
per cent, leta than other houaea under tbe eredlt system.
HEADLEY, EBERLY & BICHABD8,
250 AND 252 SOUTH HIGH STREET,
COLUMBUS, O. .
Geo. Osre Co. )
Tt. Superior Court. .
Washington Simpson. ) ,
BY VIHTVE OF AVUIT OF II FA.
to me directed, from itm Superior Court of Frank
II innt. Ohio. I will oflet for tale on the farm
Jamea Lindsay, and now oocupled by Wm. Ward, sit-
uete fire mllea aoutn of ooiumous, on us unuueowe
Monday, tbe 30 ih daj of December, A. D. 1861,
at two o'clock, P, If., the following described chattel
properly, to wit; '
One Wheat Drill, one Beeping Haehloe, eae two-horse
Wagon, and one Spring Wagon; lasted on as the proper
ty of Washington Simpson, to satisfy an execution In fa
Tor of Qeorge Oere at Co.
u. w. iturrmAK, unarm
' .By Ko. Daru, Pept
rmter ftBt fl,50
pENTfl DOUBLEBBJBASTED ME-
k usv uouer-anirta
GENTS HIUU'D ITIEHINU UN DEB
BAIN tt BON.
riENTrO SILK UNDEH-8IIIUTS AND.
-VflSSES', LADIKS AND BOYS' W
BAIN at (ON.
r,vwTii, irsn UMRnnrnvri.
J BAIN it BON.
THI COT cc BEAVER CLOAKING!,
jiaiii k sun.
SHAKER FLANNEL SIIIBTS AND
Drawen. . .
CANTON riiANrlEI, DKAWEB9 FOK
. Am at nun.
LADIES', BttTS AND MISSES' HIEB.
INO Under-thlrte. ,
baih ae nun.
LENTS FANCY FLANNEL IHIUTD.
f BAIN 4c SON.
iHIHTINO tXANNELS, PLAIN ac
,M0" BAIN tt BON.
GENTS AND BOYI' ICPEIUOK
MHIKTS and Oollart. ,
THE BALIUOKAIi ILOOP BKIKT-A
NOTtlty. .,!. .AW
THE IMMOVABLE CLA8I HOOP
SKIRT. , .
- bam oc evn.
Eff DELAINES at 12K CENTS,
TALUS to cents. .n
BAIN eV SON.
TfiLEOANT CLOTH CLOAKS, AT BE-
Xj puu,i rrwet. , .
HAxa aa bu
MINK coLLAKS, nvrFi v cut t s.
Bam m Bun
ED, CRIB CRADLE BLANKETS,
, BAIN de SON
LADIES' WHITB CASHMERE Sklrta
BAIN fc BON. P
HAVING JUST RETURNED FROM
N York. I am bow nransreri to offer to the oubliO
a moat excellent assortment of GOODS VOB QENTS
WIAR, such as
And a general assortment ot .
of the richest and neatest etylae In the market; all o f
whlen I am aelllng at tne CHEAPEST POSSIBLE
BATES IOH CASH.
VTT Special Attention Paid to Mill-
tarr ajillcer,' Clouting-. ,
Baring had long experience In the Cut and Manufac
ture of Officers,' Olotblng, I feel confident I can aire en
tire aatlafactlon to all my patrons.
Cor. High and Town Streets,
novlSMf Oolumbue, Ohio.
TO EVERY READER.
IT It an Indisputable fact, that If any person wants one
of thiseoomfortable EBQUIMATJX BB AVER OVER
OOA'i'B, ie will usually find them In large quantities at
IB any paraon dealroua of owning one of the late tryle
ot KEATEB OTia COATS, with eape attached,
don't break your beads to learn where to find them, but
go to the
CAPITAL CtfTY ARCADE,
Opposite the State House.
Too will find them there In all colore, kept by
DTD you nerer wear any of the SILK MIXED OAS
BIMBRB SUITS, whioh are eold tt the Capital City
AroadeY Bush In and you will find them In pllea, at
YOU may also be In want of PANTS and VESTS, and
there Ie but ono establishment in the Weat where
Panta and Tests are to be bad In all etrlpea, shapee
styles, quantities and qualities, and that place Is the
CAPITAL CITY ARCADE.
DON'T forget the extensive assortment of f URNI8H
INO GOODS, particularly in WOOLEN SUf lift
which you can find In "Bed, white and bine," at the
CAPITAL CITY ARCADE,
Superintended by Marcus Chllda.
If yon wish to wear garments MADE TO OB
D E H , yon oan do no better than to go to tht Mer
chant Tailoring Establishment, next to the Arcade, and
select yonr goods from a stock comprising all oolore of
Bearer Cloths. Caaalmerce, Silk Velvet and Plush Vest
Inge, and you will surely meet with a good fit by purohaa
MILITARY GKNTLEMXN, when they come to this
elty, aa strangers, and wlah to get a UMfOBM, It
It to their best advantage to call at
When a large assortment of BLUE CLOTH and ether
artlelea belonging to theequlpige of an officer oan be
had at eery moderate pricea.
In ahort call at
Proprietor of that extentlv business locality,
NO. 81, S3 tmd 95 HIOH STREET,
Opposite the State House.
C. EBERLY & CO.
DRY GOODS AT COST.
IN OONBEQUKNCB OF THB HIGH PRI0B OF
Cotton, and the recent advance In Dry Goods, and
the expiration of our copartnership, we will, on and af
ter the SSth day Decent btr, offer our ttock of Dry Goods,
Hats, Cape, Boot and Shoes at ooat.er less than New
York wholesale prloes, and will oontinue until the en
tire a took la eloaed out.
The Grocery and Produce Business will be continued
In our new building.
Tbe Store room we now occupy will be for rent, and
posaesalon given on the flret day ol April, 1888,hy Oyrua
The Store-room ia SI by S3 feet; the building three
atorlea high, and eltuated on the toutheaat oorner of
High and friend etreete, Oolumbue, Ohio.
. O. EBERLY ft CO.
WX have removed to enr new ttoree, 70 and 78 Vine
e treet, between Second and Pearl streeta, where we
thall be pleated to tea eur frlenda and customers.
With a large and eomplett stock of
Groceries of All Kinds,
and greatly Increased faolllllet for doing buatneae, we are
prepared to supply buyer on the most favorable terma.
WM. GLENN tt SONS.
Cincinnati, Deo. 18, 1801.
wm. wlbw. jai. at. num. at. stkond, jr. o. t. auax.
WM. GLENN & SONS,
70 and 72 Vine Street,
,, Between Second and Pearl ate..
Charlet Heath l ,
F.Jen'nlnge etal. Common
BS VIRTUE OF AN OHDElt or SALfe
to me directed from the Court of Common Pleat of
IrankUo county, Onlo. I will offer for aale at the door of
the Court House, In the oity of Columbus, Ohio, on
Saturday, tbe 11th day of January, A. D. 18b2,
at 1 o'clock p. m., the following described reall estate,
situate In the county of Franklin, and Btate of Ohio, to
Lot No. Ten, In Phelan't Mount Pleasant Addltlen to
the elty of Oolumbaa.
Appraised at 1U0 00.
0. W. HUFFMAN, Sheriff,
By Bo. Dana, Deputy,
Printer's few laW.