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COLUMBUS, OHIO, TUESDAY MORNING, feeBRUARY 3, 1863.
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V. R 6L&ZIER, Agent,
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Oppoilt. the ttlrket Umn-
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I am bow prepared to receive on OummUilen an
kind, of property.
Old and new f umlturt BOUGHT AND SOtD.
' tartlailaratteatleiitrlTen to the tle' of Hortet and
Wagon, ud Carriage!, and Qoutehold and Kitchen
8a,tea In the conntry promptly attended to.
Auction, Saloa -
No, 102 South High Street
liU NOW PBEl'AHED TO UClTe
on OommlnlOD erery description of Kroner ty. rack
Dry Qoodi. Orooerlee. Llnnori. InrnlUire. Oeirlara.
uoree, .to. t
I alio Intend to devote my attention to teife of Sea.
. , - Crtete and Peraenal Propertj, ai any point, with In twen
lymUeAof the City. - 1 ' '
TO Anctloa Salei erery iTening. , .
Oo&ilxnotiiti rnpectfaliy (Wlielted .
X hare a laif room oyer ay wiee fcsm, tor ejtoragt
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D. T Woodbury Od ., Stone II Lewi.,
Butler, Brother Oo .. John Ocary h. Bon
W. H. Beitieaox, s,,Qlenn a Thrall.
aOOIoiOB TO HcKII k BISTIlADIi:
No. 106, South j. High Street,
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- Foreign-and Domestic Fruits, 1
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LOUR, BALT, LIQUORS, fiTb.
f . STORACE &
J.3.C.HAM3, .. ' j.-y
WHITE WHEAT FLOUR,
RED WHEAT FLOUR,
3. C. SODA,
- CREAM TARTAR,
GREEN AND BLACK TEAS,
. - RIQ AND JAVA COFFEE,
WOODEN WARE, 1
CORDAGE, ETC., ETC
for rale by
108 South BIgh itret
. BENN0 j SPEYER'S
, GENERAL PASSENGER AGENCY
; . i FOB TBI
crBremei Hajiiljurg aid Havre
I V. ABB ALSO
MILROAD TICKET AGENCY,
EAST : AND ..-j WEST.
-Woa, 7 & 9 Weit Third St
deol9tf - '
Fancy and Flannel Dhirts,
kritfOtl omOEBP VSB. : AtW BN0H
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Bla Blgn itreet.
0 ni CONDITION or TBI . ' ,
Thames' Fire Insurance Com
On the Slat day of December, 1808, made io the Auditor
of Ohio, pureuant to the itatateof that State, .nil
tied "An act to regulate Insurance Companies, not
Incorporated by the Bute of Ohio," passed April 8,
NAMB AND 102 ATMS
lint. Tho nam. of the Oompany Is Thames fir. Inmr
ance Company, and Is located at Korwloh, New
bonuou county, uonn.
Second. The amount of Its Capital Btookls1 $113,900 00
Auira. auv uDgsn oi ii. vapitai biock
paid ap, Il 111,480 00
Fourth. II. ABBBTS.
1. Cash of the Oompany
. on hand $2,493 Ot
3. Cash In the hands of
, - and due from agents, .
in course of trans
million..... ....... 3.IM ul
3 Real estate anlncnmbered. none,
i. in. nonaa ana Blocks owned by
the Oompany, aa per Tonohers
, aoeoapaoylni k secured,
' ' t. and the rat. of lntereit there
on, to wit:
par t Market
- Value. . Value,
lit. 100 iharoi Mer
chant Bank, N. .
T $5,0UO. 11,050 SO
2d. S50 shares Phe
ntzBank.M.V. 1 000 5,350 00
31. 50 shares Oontl
v 5 eoe -4,350 00
4th. SOahaiea llano.
rer Bank N. X. 5,000 4 350 00
ury Notes 3,950 4,019 13
Total Bonds and Blocks,
5- Debt! due the Company, se
cured by mortgage, on uoln
- cambered real estate, worth
.' -.double th. amount for which
"' the lamei. mortgiged, is per
0- Sebu otherwise secured, as
. per Touchers filed, being
loans on slocks, etc etc.
, amounting to -
...4 Par Market JAmonnt
yalue. value, loaned.
K,m $u,7oa io,uuo
' ' Total amount loaned on above,
7. Loans on personal security
- J3.753 00, efflce furoitire 400-
6- All other securities interestac
crued,daejan. 1, 1S63
Total auetc of the Oorcpany.
. III. LIABILITIES.. !
tilth The amount of llabllltlei, .
due or not due, to bank! ' r
v - and other eredlton ' non4 .''
Siitb. Loiee. adjuited and due.... none
EtTnth. Loiiee adjuited and net
, ' dne,..i '. j
Xiglilt. Xotie. nnadjatted no ac
'. 3,000 00
tion thereon uet reported, .
Sinth. Loinaln anipente. waitlna.
. for farther uroof neni
Tenth'. All other claimiazalnat the '
. . u.empaoy.i - iouvu
Total Litbllltlci. ......... 43,050 00
ELventh. The ireateet amount Inanred In
any one risk S.CiM) Oil
xwentn. Tu. Kieatfat amount allowed by
. .. me rulee to be Ineured In any one
. - olty. towa or Tlllaa..... Mo rale.
Xhllteenllu Ih. Keatet. amount allowed .
toDeimuredlnanyon. block not to rzeeea
' rvt imw in any en. mk.
I otttteenlh.. The amount of it. capital or
taming, aepoetiea in any outer
. xtate, aa aecurlty for loeeea there- '
1U. naming them, with theamount
in each, and whether inch Com
pany traniaclaany baainets ol In
nrance in aaid Stateor BUtei.. None.
fiftnath. The thncter or act of inoorpor-
.. . atlon of aaid Company acoonpa
. oying. . . .. f::; .
Stmts' or GonTiiciicc-j,
Cooirrf rBaw Loasoa,( r; . . . L i
Amos W. Prentice. President, and Uharlea . Dier,
Aialslant Becretary of the Thame. lire Insurance
Company, being severally sworn, depose and say, that
th. foregoing le a fall, true and correct statement ol the
inaus ot toe sata uompany ; that the raid Insurance Oom
pany is the bona nae owoer or at least One Bundled
Thoutand dollars of actnal cash capital Infested in
Btocas ana Dvuas, or in. mortgagee oo Ileal ttte,
worth double the amount for whlcn the same Ii mort
gaged; that th. above deicilbed investments, nor any
part thereof, aie made for the benefit of any Individual
ezerclslni authority In the management of said Oemoa-
ny, either aa President, Secretary. Treasurer, Directory
or otneraise; mat toe mortgige. above deictlued have
not been assigned, nor in any manner re:eassd or :lm-
paired by laid Company; and that they aie the above
aescnoea cuicers oi saia insurance uompany.
Anus rr. rsaniiui, rrestoent.
OHABLEI It. DJEB. Aisisl't Beo'v.
8ubiciiced and sworn before me, this tenth day of Jan-
LBWIB 1. BTANTON,
. , . Justice ot the Peace, New London county.
Ornca of th. Auditor or Stati.I
Colcmsos, O., Jan. 83, 1803. J
It a hereby certified that the forerolni Is a cor rect copy
of the Statement of the condition of the Thame. lue
Insurance Oompany of Norwich, Cooneotlcut, made
to this omce for year 1863. and now on nie
i nerein. ,
' ) Witness my hand and seal officially.
s. rr. TAlLKtt, Auditor of Bute
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY.
(To expire on the 31st day of January, 1361.) ' .
AimTOR or State's Orrict
Colcmsos, Unto, Jan. 9., 1863.
Whereas,' tbe Thames Fire Insurance Oompany,
located at Norwich. In th. Bute of Connecticut,
has filed in this office a sworn statement of Its con
dition, aa required by the But Motion of the act "To
regulate inmra-ce companies not incorporated by uie
. iv.. 11 . . o men. j bI..u.i
maw v. vuiu, faweu Apm o, ouv, iiu,
said Company has furnished tha undersigned aatlifaoto
ry evidence that It Is nosiessed or at least one hundred
thousand dollar, of actual capital, Invested In Stocks,
oruBonas, or in vortgageeor Heal restate worm aou
bl. tbe amount for which tbe sum. Ii mortgsged; and,
whereas, said Company has filed in this office a written
Instrument under its oorporate seal, signed by th. Pres
ident and Secretary thereof, authorising any agent or
agents of said Company lnjhis Bute, to acknowledge
service of process, for and In behalf of said Oompany,
consenting that such service of process shall be taken
and held to be aa valid as It served upon the Oompany,
according to the laws or this or any other Bute, ana
waiving all claim or right of error, by reason of inch
acknowledgment or service
Now. therefor.. In puriuance of the first section of
th a'oresailaot, I, Robert . xayier, Auditor oi state
(or the Slat, of Ohio, do heieby certify that said
Thames fire Insurance Oomnani ot Norwich. Connec
ticut, is authorised to transact th. business ot Fire
Insurance In thla Btate nntil the Slat day of January, In
tbe vear one tbonsand eirtat hundred and alztv-four.
In witness whsreof, I have hereunto subscribed my
IL. 8. nam. and caused th. seal of my offio. to be
aiuxod ins day and year above written.
B. W. TAfLKR, Auditor of State,
'iJfr STANDARD '
m"ma' OF all KINDS.
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1 ' Bold In Oolombui by
KtLBOURNE, KTJIINS & CO.
' ' ILT Be careful to buy only th. genuine. !
-JanS0'C3-dly ., . . . - -, ; - f. . i
AMI. IUO AN HOTEL.
'pppQgjjji BTATB B0TJSI,
OO LUMB US, OAZIO.
rTUIIB OLD ISTABLIBHXD AND WILL KNOWN
JL Hons., during the paat season baa been thoroughly
renovated, repainted and nrnnlahed In a styla
oomfortabl. and elegant, so that w. feel well assured
those who favor us with a call will find all th. comfort,
aad convemese anal aa Bnt visas Hotels.
TVAHOJEPt at KmTERYy
Sunday Night's Report.
Further about the Battle on the
New. Yobk, Feb. 1. Tbo Herald cootalnt
detaila of tha lato fight near the Blackwater,
on the night of the SBth, with throe regiment!
or Infantry, roar detaenca Ditt&iions ot mian
try, nine hundred cavalry and fourteen pleoea
of artillery. The next night, Corcoran, nndor
orders of General Peck, advanced to meet the
enemy; 'The, rebels were fonnd ten mllea from
Soffoik, and a cannonading of two and a half
honri oauscd the enemy to retreat. Corcoran
advanced hi force, hla infantry with fixed bay
onets, drlflnjtthe rebeli a mile, they leartng
their killed and wonnaea on tne nam. uorcoran
continned to 'follow them up, and the rebels
took another position two and a half milceifrom
the battle-field, and at tho latest mail comma
ntoation, Corcoran was moving to flank them.
The above battlo occurred by moonlight. ,
Teleerams yesterday ae.tin indicate that tne
rebels were again driven from their position,
and are still pursued. Oar lots was twenty
four killed and eighty wounded. Colonel Kro-
der, of the 167th Pennsylvania, was duogerou.lt
wounded In tbe nip. lieneral uorcoran nao a
narrow eeoape. Captain Biodgttt, ot Vorcoran'i
staff, was slightly wounded.
Among the casualties are tne following: jutn
Maryland. Amos Foitenev, hlD and forearm.
severely; J. H. Ream, slightly; Nelson A. Ore,
Co. B. neeh wound, siigbiiy: Jonn uoosnerty,
WAeHiNOTON, Jan. 31-A special to tho Her
ald, says the resignation of Oen. Campbell, on
account of tho President's proclamation, has
Robert Dale Owen has accepted a clerkship
In the War Depar!s;nt. and will be chief as
sistant In discharging some of the duties of the
Assistant Secretary. i
It Is said Uenerals uaoraliador, JHarunaaie
and Van Allen are to cumpose a court of In
qnlry in tbe case of Ceneral Franklin. Llent.
Colonel reionze win prooaniy oe juage au va
cate. . I .
The steamer Petri, captured by tbe Tegs, is
an iron side wheel, light draft steamer ot one
hundred ond eighty toes, wltn a cargo ot pea
The gunboat uctarora capxnrea ou tne ictc
the finglUh sloop Brave, from Nassau, with a
cargo ot salt.
Major strong, ot uen. Mtuicr a otau, is ap
pointed a Brigadier-General.
Burnside Offered a Command.
N iw York, Feb. 1. A letter from the Army
of the Potomac, in the Times, sajs Bornside
has been offered the new Department embracing
North and South Carolina, with thiry days al
lowed to decide whether he will accept.
Brigadier-General Pratt, ot the sixth corp.,
Is appointed to tbe command of a division.
Cairo, Feb. 1 .--The gneirillaa Ciniinne) active
in tbe vicinity of Memphis. A detachment of
the 4',h Illinois cavalry had a skirmish on
Tuesday, with a Eqnad of rebels, id which the
Federals lost seven killed, wennded and dap
tared: "' . : ' i -1
The Bulletin says the rebels are advancing
on our lines as fast as the condition of the. roads
will permit) their object evidently bolng" to get
posseasioa, of .the Teimefsee and Cumberland
An accident oconrred on the railroad near
Moscow on Tuesday. Four freight ears were
precipitated down an embankment, fifty feet,
r oar soldiers were killed.
From Vicksbare we learn that the water is
running through the ent from two to four feet.
There Is no signs yet or tbe channel widening.
Considerable Federal force baa crossed tho bend
and are now encamped opposite Warrenton In
order mors readily to commnnicate with the
force from below when It arrives.
Niw Tore. Feb. 1. John Filazerald. son-in-
law of Senator Doolittle, a wealthy banker of
Wisconsin, committed suicide at the St. Nich
olas Hotel, yesterday, with a pistol, tin prop
erty amounts to$400,000. ..
Senator Phelps to the People of California.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.
To tin PetfU of California:
I nnderstand that an attempt la made to iniure
me by pretense that I am compromised by some
chatge of ' bribery made In tbe Senatorial
caucus. Having no information as to tbe pre
cise character of tbe charge, I ajn unable to
meet " It specifically. x I can only deny iln, the
broadest and most unequivocal terms, having
anticipated, authorized, desired, assented to, or
connived at any meana to obtain votes in
behalf of a matter which would not boar the
light of day.. I repudiate and condemn what
ever would offend tbe moat sorupulous integrl
.-1 have fosght corruption too long to resort to
It e4 Being three thoutand miles from home.. I
am comparatively defenseless against ibeee
ungenerous personal assaolta. I can only appeal
to my publlo record and private character to
ahUld me from asnersiona bv nncrnnnlona1 face
who would shrink; into their native kennels
were 1 present to meet their aconsations ; lace
T. G. PHELPS
From New Orleans.
New York, Feb. 1 The steamer Columbia,
with New Orleans dates to the 25th ult. has
arrlvsd. - Everything reported quiet In that
city, and nothing of moment had transpired.
1 he rebels at fort Hudson have been strength.
enlng their work and augmenting their force,
evidently intending to hold out as long as pos
sible. Onr cnuboats cannot assist muob in tbe at
tack, though the mortar vessels will be likely
to discomfort mom oonsiueraciy. i ,
Nothing new bad transpired in Texss. ' At
Galveston we. have the Brooklyn, Soloio and
other vessels blockading io prevent the Harriet
Lane from coming out, though It is rumored
she got ahead of them by running om Imme
diately alter the fight, before our vessels reach
ad there. . Tbla is not probable, se an needed
repairs before going to sea. " ; . -
Tbe Alabama naa noi been neara irom.
3IThe New Orleans banks refuses to receive
treasury notes on deposit. Tbe latter are bow
oat with, olty currency, uenerai nanks re
monstrated with the bank dlreotore, and they
had consented to receive tha notes on special
Confederate notes were rising and in some
demand, and eecesh were most buoyant i and
nappy. ' " m
Concentration of Naval Forces at
New Yoni,Feb.I. The Newark Advertiser
learns from a rtrlvate letter from a rentletnan
on one of onr gunboats at Beaufort, N. C, that
on the 26th nit. the whole of our fleet, with the
exception of one gunboat, had left for Port
. There were collooied at Beaufort some sixty
large steam traueport, having on board about
seventy thousand soldiers.
Tbere were also in the barber, one hundred
and fifty schooners, loaded with artillery, am.
monition.' etc , which, together with tbe trans
potts, wonld leave for Port Royal, to Join the
naval neet, as soon ss tney oeuld. get reedy.
The whole comprises the most powerful expedl
tion of the war.
LATEST FROM EUROPE.
Arrival of the Australasian.
Nbw York. Feb. 1 The Australasian from
Liverpool 17th, Qaeenstown 18th, arrived at 7
o'clock this evening.
The Londonderry oorresoocdent of the Man
cheater Guardian, writing on tbe emancipation
proclamation, says ne nears a very general ex
pression of theoploion that the first black cut
rage will be the signal for European interven
tion In the interest of humanity.
Among the French dlclomatio corresDondecce
inst pnblished, Is a letter from Napoleon to
fcrey, In whioh it la confessed that the motive
for tbe rrenoh polioy in Mexioo la a desire to
prevent the United Stttes from extending their
authority southward over the American Conti
Messrs. Bicht and SohoolAeld bad been
again speaking in Birmingham, in referenoe
mostly to belligerent rights, cto, B;igbt ques
tioned whether commercial men deslied peace
in America -it wonid ruin too many. He com
plained of Russell and Gladstone, and bitterly
denounced the Times for misleading the public
on tbe Amerioan question. ,
a movement was on root In Liverpool, to test
pnbllo opinion by a meetine to consider Ameri
can affairs and tbe emancipation quostion
Movements of a similar kind bad taken place
in Manchester, where a branch emancipation
society was being formed.
London, Jan. lb Tbe action of tho Bank
In advancing the minimum rate irom tbree to
four per. cent., wae generally reeardod aa a
timely and salutary precantion against tbo flood
oi joint stock project, which vu starting up
and or tbe esse in tbe money market. Consols
are weak at 92iU2
American Securities V. S. C Gli Vir
ginia 5s 4950.
LivksrooL, Jan. 17. Cotton In ant c cation
that tbe next accounts from America might be
tavoraoie lor peace, tne market was dull and
Irregular on Wednesday. Advices were re
ceived from Americi. announcing fio Emanci
pation proclamation, and tho dcturmination on
tbe part of the Noith to preserve the Union at
all hsztrds. This together with favorAbld news
from India, led to a Urge demand and advance
. Nw York, Feb. 1 Tho New O.loina Delta,
Bays Ia.1. inorp stated at a pnbllo meeting, on
the 23d, that the levee above tbe city is in a
very dilapidated condition, large holes Saving
oeen cut to enaoie guerrillas to nre at paaaiiiK
boats. The water in tbe river baa risen fifteen
feet In the pet month, and is now rising rapidly ;
and unless the levoo ta speedily repaired not
only Louisiana but largo portions ot 'Arkansas
ana ramisaippt win ne submerged.
Ibe Hritlah propeller Antons, captured on
ivioDiie, arrived at JNew Orleans on the X41 with
a valuable cargo ot merchandise.
Fgrtrzss Monook, Jan. 31. A flig oi truce
beat leaves t3 ;!ghS io: City Point, and is ex
peeled t) bring down several hundred dui -n
prisoners now In Rlchtlond.
Tbe fighting near the Blackwater in all over
and tne rebels nre driven beyond that river.
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Nashville, Jan. 31. One thousand cavair-,
orrest commanding, with four pieces of artil
lerjj are at the ShouJc, oralting the psssing oi
the fleet to .this poiut, which, left irom tbe
vicinity of Franklin, Tennessee, for that place,
last night. . . ,i
, A stnpendona effort iok tne capture ot the
boats on tbe Cumberland river: le" determined
fin by the rebels.
Morning and Noon Reports
Morgan Again in Kentucky.
Louisville, Kt , Feb. 1 Morgan, with a
considerable force, is reported crossing tbe
Cumberland river above and bolow Rowena,
either to cut the railroad, or obtain possession
or certain points in northern and central Ken
Bombardment of Galveston.
roaTRSss Monroe, Feb. 1. The following
extract irom a letter written oy Acting Assist
ant Psymnster Frank R. Thompson, of the
steamer New London, has been forwarded to
tbe Secretary of tbe Navy:
Sattjroav Evening, Jan. 10th, 6:30. we ar
rived off Galveston about noon to-day, and aa
soon as ths Captain roported to the flag-offlotr
tbe request went up from the flag-officer to
prepare for action and get under weigh. The
Brooklyn stopped about two miles from Fort
White. Ibe Hen London and soloto went
close in, t) draw, if possible, the fire of anv
batteries which tne rebels may nave erected.
Surrounding the fort could be seen tbe tents of
the troops, and toward them onr hre wad direct
ed. Tbe ball was opened by the Brooklyn. The
Soloto followed, with her ten inch and Parrott,
at one extremity of the town, while we were
along the front at the other extremity. We
opened with one Parrott and one Sawyer, but
elicited no reply . We then went within a mile
and a half of the fort, and opened fire on the
encampments, me aoioto came alter ns,
while the Brooklyn, with tbe tremendous range
of her gnns, planted a ahell in nearly at tbe
distance of tbree miles. Wo were rolling tre
mendously, and had to fire as we were rising
1 Onr starboard 30 pounder was fired, and tbe
shell exploded In the fort and soon down oame
the rebel fla?. The halyard being cm alter
firing several good shots, a signal was sent up
from the flag ship to cease action. We came
about, and aa wo returned a field pieoe battery
opened upon ns. Tbe shot fell about twenty
rods from ns. W e gave them a broadside, and
the Soloto three eleven Inob shells, all of wblch
struck and exploded in tbe battery the effect
of which must nave been tremendous, judging
from what w could see through tbe glass. We
eould see ths masts of the Harriet Lane over
the town. '
Tonight our squadron hns been reinforced
by two gunboats, carrying sixteen guns. To
morrow, being aunaay, nutmeg win oe done
but when the bombardment is renewed, it will
be terrifio. GalveBton is a doomed town.
Monday we shall try to paes the forts at tbe
month ot tne naroor. ,
Havana, Feb. 1, per the Colombiar-We
have no reliable information of tbe Florida
since tbe departure of the Eagle. Of course
tbere are many rumors.
Tbe san Jacinto is reported lost, but 1 have
traced the rumor to its source, and find that U
all oame from the laut that this vessoupaesed
Movaenes, rorto kico, on tne iz:h. . . 1
One of tne vessels that the florida burned
was at anohor at the time, in the mouth of tbe
port of Corioas.
mere nave oeen no renei clearances or ar
rivals since my last.
A Distenccr by tbe Columbia from Havana
brlnsa intelligence that a suDoosed reliable ru
mor or tne destruction or the pirate urito
(Florida) was current In thf.t city, and that the
rumor was confirmed by the arrival of! the
Creole from New York. Tbe following Is bis
statement in brloi:
Tuesday, January 27 It was repotted in
Havana that heavy firing had been heard
at Alatttczis and Cardenas, as if coming
from vessels of war engaged In a serious
contest at sea. It was also stated, that the
Orlto, orsume rtber rebel vessel, bad been
chased bv several . Union gunboats, bnt with
what result bad not been learned." It was than
believed at Matanz&a that the firing and chases
were connected wiin some vessel.
The Creole, from New York, arrived
Havana on the 29th nit. She brought news
Ibat she had been spoken by tbe Union gunboat
Cayuga, whioh vessel reported that tbe Caynga
had observed a steamer on fire, suppoied to Ee
tbe Orltor atd that tbree other Teasels were
firing Into her with great rapidity. The local
ity of this engagement was not definitely
stated, but It was In the vloinitv of the Caves.
off Cardinas and JVIataozia. j
Gen. Butler's Command.
Feb. 3. A eoeolal to tbeTribuue
from Washington says: Gen. Butler has bad
several interviews with the President and Sec
retary of War, who have formally renewed tbe
proposition that he shall go back to New Or
leans to resume command oi tbo Department
of tbe Gnlf and Texas, and tbe troops whioh
Gen. Btnks'wlll lead thither, but with addi.
tlonat powers and responsibility, Inoludlng those
attached to the organization of an African
army in the Mississippi. It is said that Bailer
now hesitates abont acoeotioe the comnvtnd in
tbe shape offered, fearing that the means to be
given him are altogether disproportionate to the
end to be accomplished.
NiwroRT News, Jan 31st, via r'okrASAa
Mombsi. Feb. 1st. Tbe Kicomood examiner
of Saturday cocttins tbe following: . . -
Charleston, Jan. id I he r caerai guDboat
P. Smith, carrying eleven guns and two hun
dred men,"turreodered unconditionally to our
foicts Ibis aitcrnonn, alter a sharp engagement
at Stoue river. Tha enemy's loss was heavy.
Only one man was wounded on our side An
other Federal gunboat escaped in a crippled
Scrroi K, Feb. 1 A recjunolssancc oi tbe lit
tuouLtsd New York rifles went to Zum, also in
the direction of Wight, to wltbin half a mile of
the Blackwater bridge, but could not And the
enemy any whero in that neighborhood.
Washington, Feb. 1. Rebel newspapers re
port that one of our iron clads had made an un
successful attack upon a lort oo the coast of
Georgia, and bad been obliged to retire In con-
scquence of an Injury to ber turret.
New York, Feb. 2 The New Orleans I
Delta or tnel January, says tne pilots oi I
the veesels who boarded the 291) on the 8,h,
sre in arrest; thete are eight of them. It pre-j
yious to tnu arrest, says tbe Delta, tney nadiday
taken tbe oath of allegiance, they ought to be I
bunged. This was previous to the Alabama's I
appearance off Galreeton and the sinking of I
Baltimore, Feb. 2 The Riohmoad Wnig cf
Satnrday has tho following: A telegram . was
received 1 bursday olebt, announcing tne cap
ture of tho Britiob steamer Princess Royal, at
tempting to run the blockade of Charleston
This vessel recently left Halifax, and th
blockaders wore on tho lockout lor her. She
had a very valuable carao eieht Whiteworth
cannon, four steam engine, for gunboats, rifles,
powder, etc. A party or k.ogiisb workmen
atrlllA In tli4 M.nnfarttnp. nf nrnientilpej WM
hoP,oJr n..,t in im.t. n r.h.i-lton. hrimr-
ing important dispatches from Capt. Mourey to
sv w.v.e uv-yv BM vwhwu -w v - V O
the Conlederate Uovernment-
Moorehead Citt. N. C, Jan. 30. ine m-
tera between here end Beaufort are covered
with vessels awaiting the abatement of ; the
severe gale. The army is In eplendld condt
Hon, eager for the ooming conflict ' I
Washington. leb 1 Foil and satUfaa-orr
explanation. between th. French
to depart from a Jnst and friendly conrfe re.
speotlog our amirs.
New York. Feb. 2. New Orleans ldltrsl
state tbe Harriet Lane esoaned from Galves
ton the 19ib, chased by the Brooklyn and two or
Headquarters Astir or the Potomac, Feb.
l.-Nothice new. Tbere are indications of
another storm, which will increase tbe mud.
which already impedes movements.
Speech of Hon. George L. Converse.
In the Ohio House of Representatives, upon Mr.
Dresel's Resolutions of inquiry as to Arbitrary
Tho honorable member from Logan, com
mencod his remarks in opposition to these res
olutions by saying that "we stand on the brink
of a volcano that may burst forth into a i con-
That remark In my judgment is
true, and it will be well lor ns u we need its
warning voice. When tbe people of tbis conn -
try become eo hedged about, that tbey can no
longer protect tueir itoerues unuer tue iuu.u -
tution and through the forme ot law, they will
... a i- l a il r r
rise in their majesty aud power and aweep Irom
the face of the earth any man or body ot men,
or any party, no matter how exalted their posl-
tionsmay have been, woo may stand la
way oi tneir iioerties ana tne emurcemeui oi
The course the majority on this floor are pur
auelng, in conjunction, with their principals at
Washington, and their aiders and abettors in
other placee. Is well calculated to bnng.npon us
in tbe worth the norma ot oivu war. wmo
the people see large numbers of men, who have
committed no crime known to the lawe of the
land, seized at the midnight hour, without war.
rant us ciyii hikm ui uy .iuu,u.ss,l. uu.
tbe State away from their friends, families and
borne, confined month after month without
trial in loathsome prisons and treated worse
than common leions, eimpiy because tney oareo,
raise .their voice against the usurpations and
corruption ot ineprestiii aamintatrauon;
tney see toeir repretwuiawvoa wuusw .woia ou.,
it is to protect nua preserve civil auu iuuivuuai
liberty, vote oown an reswuuons cK inquiry in-
to the circumstances of these arbitrary arrests;
when they see the Abolition preis claiming for
the Executive not only the power to make arbi
trary arrests, but the right and the power to
postpone elections, or prohibit them, or toaarry
them at the point of the bayonet, to seize'Gov
ernora and legislators wbo oppose bis will;
when they see that press clamoring for tbe blood
of leading Democrats, and that Constitutions,
laws and oaths ot office, bave no restraining
influence over men in power, there is danger
of this voloano "bursting fortb into a coneum
Do gentiemoni deny tnat an euori; is oeing
made to convert this war, a their hopes of de
stroying slavery diminish, into a crusade against
Northern uemocrawi at nas oeen tne ourinen
of tbe Republican press for more than tbree
months. Here is a eamplo from Ibe Eaton (O.;
Rtqitter, of tbe lath mat.
Not only this, bnt an eye must be held on traitors
the Worth. Let them be held with a firm, unsparing
hand; let them oall atone, upon their own head,
violence which they may seek to palliate or Initiate.
Let no traitor b tolerated anywhere. Th. tlKht rein
mast not slacken, but grow tighter. If a man speaks
treason let him be hung or banished South to bis friends.
decry the Horth, beat one put duwu. It ianotlmanowl
to mine, mailers, umwra anouia do jooaw upon
tieeted ae traitor.. Having no right bat that or death
it should be cei tain and speedy.
It It Seymour who would deaden the power of the flov-
eminent by placing Mew Tork In opposition to Its neces
sary action, let film M taugntoy severe .xampi.wuere
he moat stand. Is It sach miserable diatribes on men,
inch poor apologies) for lojraHy a. Cor, Vailandlghem
and Olds, let them be put at 000. where Ibsy can do
rr their death be neeeaiaiv. let it be, a. they
welsh nothing except when balanced against the cause
the country. Let the PresMsnt reel that n. u acting
r ut ihroturhonta thousand ares to come, and
with that unooooera for men that such a thought should
What means this demand of the Executive
said the very liberty trnaranteed to us
.ution.i iaw ftM mistaken In their propo
to git,on concernlng martial law,ho memoes from
wneuiMon, gomet. (Mr. Qdlin) 0iles the OSSO of
that tbe New York militia shall report to bias
instead of - Gor 8eytMrl- Wbai Boaaa thla
sending a regiment of armed men to Spring
field, Illinois, Jnst at thla timet ' What mean
the election at the. point of the bayonet of
emancipationists io tne Missouri Legislature,
some of them reoelving only from thirteen to
twenty-five votes io the whole district, It these
aots are not aimed at Northsra Democrats?
The Constitution of Obio provide that " ao
B arson holding office under the authority of the
nited States shall be eligible to or hare a seat
In the General Assembly'! of thlev 6tte, Yet
there arw gentlemen on this, floor wad, since
they were elected snd sworhIn,beva bsn hold
ing office under the authority of aba United
8tatea. They both speak and voteeealoei all
inquiry Into tbe arbitrary acta of the Executive.
Whom do they represent on this floor Mr. Lin
coln, the two thousand dollars a year; or their
constituents who elected and sent them here.
What do all these things meant But gentle
men defend this tort of proceeding and thee ar
bitrary arrests of Democrats on the ground that
they are disloyal. The member from Belmont
(Mr. Chambers) and tbe member from Licking
(Mr. Mmythe), have fully discussed this ques
tion of lotaJtr. 'The peoplein this country are
eiLjru4 ilMMwt.ga ill U-ol.iirly end
earefolly expressed inibe Constitution and law.
Tost man Is disloyal who refugri obedience to
the sovereign will so expreoed. Th. Dwmecra
cy have ever been faithful to the Constitution
and laws. We have met Infractions of the laws
on tbe part of out opponents by a strict observ
ance of tbe laws on our part. We have ever
met violations of tbe Constitution by a rigid
adherence to it with all its barriers and com
promises. For that reason we oppose secession
at the South as well aa the revolution that is
being inaugurated at Washington- ,
ine member irom warren (Air. eo.tt; says
we do not denoauoe the rebels enoueh. Denun-
clat.oa of rebels will not help ns when the revo
lutionists at Wasnington are violating ell tne
provisions of the Constitution that gnsrantee
us personal and civil liberty. When the member
from Medina (Mr. Hills) yesterday said that the
party to which I nndeistand him to belong, cursed
President Lincoln in their heart of hearts be-
cause he gave opportunity for the rebels between
tne 'ia ol September and 1st or January to
come back Into tbe Colon, why did not the
member from warren rise in bis place and de
Inoonce the. disunion doctrleel When, the
member from Trumbull (Mr. Howe) the other
all ' was the occasion: and afforded the
opportunity for rebellion, why did be not de-
nonoce It as a libel on our free in-titatloaa?
Sinoe Benjamin F. Wade has esid "There was
really no Union between tbe North and the
South, anl he believed no two nations upon
tbe earth entertained feelings or more bitter
rancor, toward each other than thee two sec
ttoas of the Republic the only salvation of
the Union, therefore, was to be found In divest
ing it of all total of plavery. There was no
Union with the Sooth . Let na have a Union."
said he, "or let us eweop away this remnant
whico we call a Union. -1 kotot a Union where
all men ore equal, or for no Union .at all, and I
go lor tbo rignt."3 AjU mora recently, -'that
I whoever weed a strlot construction of the Con
stltutlon In a time like this was a traitor."
Why does not tbe gentleman denounce Mm.
Wby have not gentlemen denounced the Irre
pressible conflict doctrine? No, instead of de
nunciation, seventy-sire members ol this Leg
islature tbis very day solemnly and consider
ately, under their oaths ot office, Indorsed Ben
jamin F. Wads and bis disunion doctrines.
Tbey .are in favor of "sweeping away this
remnant we oall m Union," and yet have the
nnbloblng effrontery to talk about .Dsmocvata
being -disloyal, wheal thels 87 try thought and
The resolutions before ns have beau dusussed
mainly with referenoe to tbe power of tho
President under Abe Constitution to make ar
bitrary arrests, suspend th privilege of tho
writ ot Aaoca corpus, and declare martial law.
Without considering the power, naked jusuoo
to those men who have been arrested and con
fined month after month without trial, without
any .charge even, requires that the faots sbonld
be inquired Into and made publlo. Justice to
their repntation and that or their family and'
friends requires . il. Their associates, their
neighbors, and the communities in whioh they
live, demand It.'
The President, in my jnjement, has na soon
power as is claimed for him or aa be has exer
oised. If he has, it la by virtus ot tbo Constl
tation. It Is by virtue or the Constitution that
he is Cominander-in-Chlei of the Army and
Navy. It is by virtue of ,tha Constitution that 4
Mr. Lincoln is rresideat or nas any authority
whatever as President of ths United States.
Can be then declare martial law? No one has
denied him that power In all plaocs within ths
lines or under tbe immediate control of hla
i g,rmy, when tstrtfM iuc$a$ity requires it.
1 ,.! tv must b Immediate, nressios; and ex-
I treme. and when the necessity ceases the power
- - -
1 oeagM also. Lord voke says, "it is now well
Bfittled that martial law can be declared by a
i gjmtary commander only whero civil process
I gQa tDa 0ivu i,T cannot bo enforced." AU
w.i.etl on international law agree to that prop-
Martial law suspends, or rather takes
-Uoa ot 0tvii iaw W,in ibal cannot be en-
I forced bv the conrts and the eivil officers of tho
1 n.nmBn, Tha member from Lruran ("Mr.
w t) .... tuat necessity is above and superior
1 tQ .v.. Constitution. In the sense "it is here
I h. i, mutaken. The law of txtremt
recognised by the Constitution and
iiWS M inoldent to a state of war. By it yon
I ... iQ,;fiAd i .trikinir down the blehwavmar.
wn0 wobU tlke , onr .je. By it conrts and legit
i.tnre. may puDisb Rr contempt, ana tntu pro-
.... themaalvaa in the disoharco of tho duties
I mnn.ad nn them by tbe Constitution and laws.
Torahow that Lord Cote land other writers on
Lnthe( T Botaelli 7 Howard. Tho ease does
rt .n8uin him: for In that case the Lesiala-
. f jtboda ialand, 1y solemn enactment,
reciting that the civil law could not be en
forced, declared martial law throughout ,tae
State and called out the militia to enforce It,
and tbe arrest In that caae waa made by an offi
cer of the militia. Rhode Island is not much
too large at best for a good sized military camp.
Neither the President or any military com
mander declared martlai law la that case.
J. M. & V. ICCERUERS
Corner ot Broad ft Front Streets,
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