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THE DAILY PRESS
Xabllhed IC-very Krenlne,
THE CINCLMATl PflESS CO.
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1HE rjwmi ATT DA I LT PS. to d.U..re
Mbwritxra in Ol.dnii.tl. tJon.rto. ,n
rerro.ndlnt ottlo. ant tow... .t
I?. Cent . WooK
PAT1ILI TO m OASllIa.
piK's o pkii a - ho ij mr.
THK GREAT ILLUSIONIST,
tVEBT NIGHT THI3 WEEK,
Fntire Chenge of Programme.
Ailiulnsion, 30 cents to Dress Circle, Balony nnd
rariiuetto; Children, 15 cents; Gallery, J cents.
Seats toTaniuette or L'rcis Circles, secured during
'Hie day, SO cents.
A GRAND MATINEE ON SATURDAY,
, COMMENCINg AT ft P. M. Ms
W M "THEATER.,
vv Corner Sixth and Vine street.. '
Managor, Geo. Wood ; Manager, Q.H.Gilbert:
Treasurer, ti, T. Collin.
Paters to St'iT tiik I ixes -Dren Circle anil Par
quelle, SO cents i Gallery. 13 cent..
The management rc-ir.- of fully Enounce an en
"ncemeLt tor only tlx nigliti, wiln tho renowned
and popular actrtss,
Who ha. everywhere met with triumphant success.
THIS (Fhurs.iay) KVKNINO. Febnary
be performed the most succcs.-itiil play, iu 1
Ob, Lire is Lot istana
JJ" ATI OKA Xj T It It A T K K
William ."hires. ...
A. W. Feuuo ,
Fouith night of the uccompllsbcd Artist,
MISS CBAKLOTXK THOMPSON,
Who will appear aa "Camilla."
THIS (Thursday) FVKNINO, February 20, the
rerfoiinaiicea to cnniannce with the beautiful Play,
In five ucts, entitled
Camilla ...... liis Charlotte Thompson,
Oveituro.- Full Band.
To conolude with tho farce of
Friday eroning, Benefit of Miss 0. Thompson.
Paters or AnMtwioN. Dress Circle, ii5 cents;
Family Circle, tiO cents ; Paniuotte, AS touts : nai
lery, 10 cents.
All letters on bns'ncs connected with the theater
nuwt be addressed to JOHN UaTlC.t.
jj 11 I T II. tfc ttlTHON'H HALL,
Monday, February 24.
Misrs. CLLMAN ft PALMfin, of the Academy
of Malic, New Wrk, beg leave to inform the pub
H 332 DR. IVT .A. W IV,
The treat rmtidlgltatear,
Will giro six of hit won-ioiful ptrform4DC. in tlilt
oity, commencing at tho abovo dito. iMirin? the
utertainment be willajutroduce hia brother, Alex
ander, in nil wonderful expositiuu of
LA DJCBLE VUE SECOND SIGHT):
CB, PSYCHOLOGICAL CI.Ai&VOYaNCI,
'Which prod wed euch an .maiea Bens it ion for orcr
sixty nights at tliu Academy of Mutio. Nw York.
Full particulars la iuttire advertisements, with
regard to the Operatic intorludo, lale of nj. eto.
Br, A K li H H A F. UBNtlrlT.-
Teeth extracted in most caaes without fWt3S
pain, or the least danger, by a simple pro-Wftf
cfs, practiced by no other person. Artifl-
eial Teeth made, and all operations pertaining to
Dentistry executed with profesiional skill. Will
render eutire satinfaction or no charge.
Teeth extracted fur the poor free.
Oruro 13? West Fuartn-st., Oin.tO. oct
UhtDOV AL.-Wt TAKK IMaKAMUK f.
in ai.uoiin- lug cur reinoTnl from our old stat d,
Too AS l'earl tit., to the nud commodious store
'o 34 West Penrl et.t thn-e doors east of Walnut,
north side, recently occupied by Kuhn, Neitur A
Co , where we ttball hf. ptatued to boe our iriendd,
cubtomein and the tra'le gneratl.
ftft CHaKbKS C. DOHKRTV A CO.
ALL KINDH OF HINria BIROS
buiigLt and sold at Mo. 17 Sixth-nt , between
lain anu Walnut. f10 bm
iirnx ns heceivko at the op-
v . FICiC ot the Vilv lulu 'ii n y, i'lm-streot, be
tween Seventh and ICiirbtli, ui.-il and imludiug
)ie 22d of Februnrv, Hiii, lor the fnrniehintf the
'OMHSKCIAL HOSPITAL and CUV I.Ni'faM
liL ri KK,
COFf I K.ATTKNDAN'IB
TortheOtIT DOOR POOB. Also, to furnish the
VOM11EBCIAL HOHP1TAL witb
For on. year, commencing! on the 1st day of March,
SHCURITY REQUIRED. For full partlenlan,
call at the (nVe between tho hours of eight o'clock
A. M. Ld twelve M. of each dav.
felt h T. WISTBR Clerk.
TOR CAIRO AND PADUOAH
PnOPOHAT H WILL BR RBCFIVKD AT
the Ottice of the i:h'of ijii'irterniiater, II. H In
Cairo, nntil 12 M., TUKSliA V, the 2.h Uuy uf Keb
roary, tefia, fr lh f-illoMing supplier, tobediliv
red at Cairo or Paducah, a. the i)epartmeut luuy
(in. hundred thousand 1nhelf of Oats;
tine liumlred thoitHaii'd r-iuhels ot Corn;
Five hundred tuus of U ay.
All to be delivered on tha levee. Orain In good
Ktiunkd; Hay to be gud Timothy, Blue or Herd
Ureas, well baled.
Onethrnsand tupa of good Coal, for steamboit
and tuul purponea, lu gool barges.
Bids will be considered tor any lesser amounts
-than above called for; ard bidders will state the
price at each of the pi. ices Cairo and Paducah.
The object being to procure the supplies at the
lowest ratih ratev fioin actual dealers, all persou.
having the articles to spare, whether iu great or
lesser umotibtH, are reiinested to make bona fide
bids, and to come forward and comply with the
same, and pavmknts will Bit m.iik paoMPTLr on pk
Mviar, to the exclusion of auy specUl accouuta.
Uid to be addressed to th. underslgneTl, Cairo, III.
' G. T. TURN (iKx,
felT-h A. Q. U. Cairo, lillpols.
Hit. C'BAHI.KS ItlBITNRR, IN THK
JJM. Herman 1 beater, corner of Vine and Mercer
sis., invite ail who want Maaqnerad. Costume, to
oorue aud see his asrartment. Yon oaa got ther.
almost erery atvl. oi t'ostuiae, from the Knight to
the son of tb. Alp. Pricea to suit th. times.
JAM KM HOYI.B, LAW OlfPIOK, NO. 8
bailroad Building, northweet eorn.r of nam
nd Cuurt-sts , Ciuclnnati, 0. Hnecial atteutiou
cxtid to Land or., examination of Laud Titles, to
be writing .f Deeds. Ao , and to Claim, of Uoldiera.
i A. Htiu, . a. cmmiM.
lAniJKH A. FRAZEK CO., WH01.K
JP 8aLK Orooer. and Commfaulon Merchant., Noa,
tt and UN Walnut-at., Cincinnati, 0. Jyl If
THE WEEKLY PBKS NOW KB AW,
coutalului lb. Hews of the Week, both r.r.ifi
and Looal, and a Telegraphto Summary of JjBv.nia
siMViim, up to th. hour of goiug to a 'eu.
For asd. at th Cuntlag -ruouu Pile cntav 1
tIHB WIIKIY PRBH8 NOW KKABY.
M- walaiui.g lb. N.wsot lb. VTeak, both For.lro
and Looal, and a Tolegraphlo Humuary of Kv.uU
l.wlir., up o th. hour of golug to prwas.
Vwaaa 4 kk Ooaaatag-iwosa. Prlo. a oaola.
fTtnKWIIKLTrKIIW NOW HEADY,
JaV coutalulug th. Mews of lb. W eek, both Foraigi
nd Local, aud i Telegraphlo Humruary of Sv.uU
I ewher., ap to th. hour of golug to preM.
o aaM at th. CouaUug-ruoui, t'rle. & oeata-.
CINCINNATI. THUltSDAT EVENING. FEBttUAItY 20. 1862.
THE DAILY PRESS.
rUDLIfllllD DAILY, XXOirT SDKHATS, BT
THE CINCINNATI rHK COT1PANY.
TIIlKKIAY FKIltttJAR, Y 1.0
Five Weeks for Fifty Cents.
Th. Daily Cinciknati Kriss Is furnished rin
l.vly .nd promptly by onr carriers for Tan Cents
a week-rtv. wr.rxs for fifty cents. Th other city
papers erst fifty rents for mva wmm. The Parss
gives ail tb. Kpgnlar Telegraph Dispatches; haa
nnite City News than the others, and contains a
digest of all the current news of the day omitting
th. long and dry details. U Ihesa time, of trial t
.very body', pockets, th. saving of week-, snb
erlplton each month is an Item woll worth consid
ering. It Is our Intention to make the Pnr.ss the
Pdiile'i Vmr. AnrEHTtsr.it emts tby low.
The Fort Donelson Battle.
DETAILS OF THE ENGAGEMENT.
SATURDAY'S OPERATIONS—THE ATTACKS
OF GENERAL SMITH AND
GENERAL LEW WALLACE.
We have the detail of the grcit fiht at
Fort DodcIsod. The hardest fighting and
the decisive blows were made on Saturday.
We copy from the St, Louis Democrat the
details of that day's work. It is very inter-eeting:
Saturday, which was destined to witness
tie grand denouementof the tragedies which
had a scene about Donelson, was cold, daaip
acd cheerless. Our troops, however, had
hut little time to cogitate upon the weather,
or any other subject, ere they were called
upon to attend to more serious matters.
The enemy, during the night, had tram
fetted several of their batteries to portions
of their works wilhin a few hundred feet of
which our extreme right wiotf was resting.
Upon the first coming of dawn these batter
ies suddenly opeued on the Ninth, Eieht
eenth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty
first regiments, comprieinp; Otfiesby's bri
gade, and who bad the advance. Simulta
neously with the opening of the batteries a
force of about twelve thousand infantry and
a regiment of cavulry was hurled against
the biigadewithavigor which, made against
less steady and well-disciplined troops,
rbust surely have resulted iu their entire
Sudden and unexpected a3 was the Bally
on the part of the enemy, it did not Cud the
gallant lllinoisians uuprepared to meet, them.
ine attncii was mane in columns of regi
ments, which poured iu npon the little baud
from no less than three different directions.
Every regiment of the brigade found itself
opposed to three, and in many cases to no
less than four, different regiments. Undis
mayed, however, by the greatly superior
force of the enemy, and unsupported by ade
quate artillery, the brigade not only held
their own, but upon two occasions actually
drove the rebels fairly into their intrench
tuents, bnt only to be pressed back again
into their former position, until at last, hav
ibg expended every round of their ammuni
tion, they were obliged to retire and give
way to the advancing regiments of Col. W.
H. L. Wallace's brigade, of the Eleventh,
Twentieth, Seventeenth, Forty-fifth. Forty
eighth Illinois, and Forty-ninth Indiana,
Here again was the battle continued with
redoubled vigor, now one side and now
anotber giving way. Our troops fought
with the coolness of veterans aud the des
peration of devils. I would not diminish
the gallantry of our own troops by saying
that the enemy did not fight bravely and
well. Tbey did both. An exact btttement
of the varying fortunes of the field for three
or four hours following the first attack, it is
impossible at present to definitely present.
Suffice it to say, our troops ought, and not
only fought, and fought courageously, but
fought coolly andscientifically. In the thick
est of the fight, where officers had to re
move the dead bodies ot their men out of
the way of the backward wheels, regiments
coolly performed maneuvers which Scott ia
his tactics pronounces impossible to be made
on the battle-field.
The batt'e, for the most part, was fought in
a forest, with a thick undergrowth beneath,
and regiments acted mostly on the principle
of hitting a head wherever it could be found.
Swarming on a 1 sides of them, they were
not at a loss to find tbetn. One regiment wag
only driven from before them when another
sprung np to take its place, and there is
hardly a regiment of the force engaged but
was opposed to trip'e its numbers. Thus
went the tide of battle for four hours now
gaining a little, but upon the whole obliged
to retire. Officers and men dropped upon all
sides. Field officers were borne killed and
wounded from the field, and their next in
command coolly took their place and con
tinued the fight. Lieutenant Colonel White,
of the Thirty first, Lieutenant-Colonel
Smith, of the Forty-eighth, Lieutenant
Colonel Irvin, of the Twentieth, and Major
PoBt, of the Eighth Illinois, and scores of
company officers ere killed, all gallantly
leading on their men.
Colonels Logan, Lawler and Ransom were
wounded, but yet firm in their determina
tion never to yield.
And etill with unyielding courage the gal
lant Illinoisiaos aud Iadianiins would not
acknowledge themselves vanquished. When
the last cartridge hid been expended, and
orders were given to retire, for other regi
ments to take their place, soldiers, grim with
smoke and powder, would angrily inquire
for what, and beg to be allowed to nse the
bayonet. But it was not in the power of
mortal men, occupying the position ours did,
and exposed to euch a raking artillery fire
as the enemy subjected them to, to maintain
their ground against the overwhelming force
which the rebels continued to puBh against
Ogltibv'g, W. H. L. Wallace's and Mc Ar.
thur brigades were successively obliged to
retire; a portion of Schwatz's and McAllis
ter's batteries bad been lost and gained, and
lost again, and it was not until the ad
vancing enemy had reached Craft's brigade,
and Taylor's and Willard'i batteries could be
brought into action, that we were able to
stem the tide. These two batteries outdid
themselves. Grape, cannister and shrapnel!,
and an uninterrupted musketry fire from the
First Nebraska, Forty-eighth and Fifty
eighth Ohio, proved too much for the so far
victorious toe, and they at last were obliged
By this time It wss noon. General Grant
bad just returned from the landing, where
he bad a conference with Commodore Foote.
That officer had informed (he General thfft it
was impossible for him to put his gunboats
in a condition to make another attack, for
several days at least. Notwithstanding this,
upon being informed of the severe repulse
our troops had met with In the morning, he
saw that some immediate action on our part
was necessary to retrieve the day.
He immediately gave orders to his Generals
of Divisions to prepare for an Immediate and
general attack along the entire lines. The
regiments which had suffered most severely
in the morning were withdrawn. General
Lew. Wallace was given a division composed
of two regiments of his own brigade the
Eighth Missouri and Eleventh Indiana and
several pther regiments whose loss in the
action of the morning bad been but slight,
and was given the job ot clearing the ground
we bad Iqst in the morning, while General
Smith, commanding the left, received orders
to storm the works under which his division
GENERAL SMITH'S ASSAULT.
General Smith is, emphatically, a fighting
man, and. as mny be imagined, the events ot
the morning had tendered to decrea?e in no
mtRrure his pugnacity. When he received
his long desired orders for an assault of the
enemy's works, his eyes glistened with a fire
which, could it have been seen by his
maligners, would have left them in no doubt
as to his private feelings in regard to the
present contest. All the arrangements were
complete by three o'clock, and his column
was put in motion soon after. The force
under his command was as follows:
Col. Cook's Brigade Seventh Illinois, Fif
tit th do., Twelfth Iowa, Thirteenth Missouri,
Fifty second Indiana.
Col. Laumen'a Brigade Second Iowa,
Seventh Iowa, Fourteenth Iowa, Twenty
fifth Indiana, Fifty-sixth Indiana.
Undercover of Captain Stone's Missouri
battery, this force began the assault. It was
a formidable undertaking, which, under a
less brave and skillful commander than Gen.
Smith, might have proved a disastrous fail
ure. The hills at this point are among the most
precipitous of those upon which the enemy
were posted. Selecting the Second and
Seventh Iowa, aod the Fifty-second Indi
ana for the storming, party, General Smith
dt fleeted the main portion of his division to
the right, and having succeeded in engaging
the attention of the enemy at this paint,
himself headed the storming party and ad
vanced npon the works from his extreme
left. It wa a moat magnificent sight. Un
appalled by the perfect storm of bullets
which rained abnut him, the General on
horseback, and with his hat on the paint ot
bis sword, preceded his troops, and inspired
them wilk a furore there was no withstand
ing. Steadily, with unbroken line, the gallant
Hawkeves BDd Indianitms advanced. The
enemy's grape and crtnnister cams plowing
through their ranks, but not ashot was fired
in return. Closing op the ranks as one after
another of the brave fellows dropped to the
earth, ard animated by the fearless exuraple
of their undaunted leader, tbey pressed
Bte adily on. The works gained, one tremen
dous volley was poured into the astonished
enemy, and, with fixed bayonets, a charge
was made into their ranks which there was
no withstanding. They fled in contusion
over the hills, acd at last we had penetrated
the rebel Eobastool, and the misfortunes of
themornirg were retrieved. Captain Stone's
Battery, which, in the mean time, had been
doing tremendous execution in the rebel
runks, was promptly advanced to the posi
tion gained, and instantly, supported by the
rtmainder of his division, the point was
secured against any force tho enemy could
bMrtg to bear against it.
GRN. LaW. WALLACE'S ATTACK ON TUg BIGHT.
In the mean time, Gen. Lew. Wallace had
completed his preparations fur an attack on
the enemy occupyitig the position he had
wreBted from us in the morning, some two
miles abd a half to the right. Just as his
column was being put in motion, a mesen-
er arrtvea with the joytul tidings that
iimn was msiue 01 me lnirenrnments.
Y ith a cheer that refunded far ami near,
the irresistible Eighth Missouri and Eleventh
Indiana, which occupied the front, advanced
on the double-quick into the encounter they
bad so long been seeking. These two regi
ments, from their superiority ia drill and
fighting capacities, have been considered a
"crack corps," and most nobly did they up
hold to the letter their enviable reputation.
They did not tarry lone to bother with
powder and ball, but with a shout, of itself
ternnc enougn to appall their toes, nave them
the cold steel with a will which will long be
remembered. Shell and round shot, Kruno
nuu ittMuiain wnc uuiicu ai, lueui in Vain.
Still onward they pressed, and regiment after
regiment fled before them. Valiantly sup
ported by the First Nebraska, Thirteenth
Missouri, and other regiments of Colonel
Tbayei's and Crafts' brigades, a steady ad
vance; wbb made, until by dusk the
ground which had been so hotly contested
iu the morning was ours again, and once
more the rebels were forced to seek the pro
tecting shadow of the earthworks.
The effect of these successes upon the army
was electrical six hours before, with gun
boats disabled, and the esemy ia possession
of n portion of our gound, the position of
affairs was gloomy, indeed. But now all was
chaDged. Elated with victory, and the
knowledge that at last they had obtained a
foothold in the enemy's fortification, and
savage at the thought of the privations they
bud encountered, and at being so long balked
in the possession of their prey, officers and
men alike clamored foran immediate assault
General Grant, however, mindful of the
risks attending such an operation, even with
troops cxhibitingsuch veteran characteristics
as thuhe nnder bis command had displayed,
wirtt) postponed the final coup de main till
the coming of the morrow's light.
What the morrow brought forth, and bow
the rebels, worn out and dispirited by the
protracted beleaguerment, concluded to give
np their stronghold and lay down their arms,
is already well known. The more detailed
particulars of the surrender of Fort Donelson
and its cordon of field-works, the departing
mail allows me no time to speak of.
G. W. B.
We find the following in the proceedings
of the Illinois Convention, now ia session at
"A widow, name unknown, desired that
an ordinance be passed allowing a plurality
of wives, in view of the scarcity of men now
in the country. Referred to the Committee
on Internal Improvements."
Just think of that, a man with a plurality
of wives a la Brigham Young; what nice
.''family jars" would be in store for that man,
and then the cat fights which he would have
to settle. We hope the law won't pass. At
any rate let "Suckers" do as tbey like.. If
that widow would only come to Iowa she
miht find a comforter. Dubuque Herald.
"Goni Up." The rebel officers aaptnred
at Fort Donelson admit that if Nashville is
taken the rebellion in Tennessee has "gone
np." There is no doubt of it "gone np"
beyond the power of all the spirits in the
"vasty deep" of rebeldom to call down
again. Not only bag the rebellion gone up
in Tennessee, but in the whole Mississippi
Valley, for Columbus is certain to be evac
uated, uuless our forces cutoff Polk's retreat,
and then Memphis, Vicksburg and New Or
leans will immediately revolt against the
tyranny that has kept tbem down; and with
those cities, the States in which they are
located, as well a Arkansas and Texas, on
the west bank of the Mississippi "Gone
np" "gone up."
A majority of the members of the If. E.
Church South, In Louisiana, Mo., have left
it and attached themselves to the M. K.
Church. The Presiding Elder of the Hanni
bal District paid them a visit, and initiated
the work of organizing the old church. It
is stated that in many places in Missouri the
members of the Church South are inquiring
for the former paths, and declare that their
connection with that disloyal church is sev
ered in fact if not in form, and they are wait
ing patiently for an opportunity of entering
the fold from which tbey were separated in
Though the rebel authorities refused U
let Commissioners Ames aad Fish pass
within their lines on the mission of men:y
assigned them by th Secretary of War, they
came back with an important proposition
from those authorities. It is to release all
our prisoners on parole, for exchange ia
future a proposition which will be imme
diately accepted by our Government, as in
accordance with th well-known nciges of
WIT AND SENTIMENT.
A Frenchman Intending to compliment a
joung lady by calling her a gentle lamb,
Bnit', "she is one mutton as is small."
The pleasantest thing in the world is pleas
ant thoughts, and the greatest art is to have
as many of them as possible.
It is said that no fort ever suffered so much,
from a single battle, as has the piano forte
from the "Battle of Prague."
The young woman that was lost in thought
after wandering in her own mind found
herself at last in her lover's arms.
Dull men are to beVosely studied. Their
qualities, like pearls, lie out of sight, and
must be dived for.
The laborer who adds his share to the
general wealth, is worth a thousand do-nothings
who only consume.
Wastsd a sewing machine, one about
seventeen years old, of dark completion,
and generally considertd good-looking.
To make hens lay, tie tbem flut on a board
and put pillows under thnir'heads.
Sorrow comes soon enough without de
rpondency; it does a man no good to carry
around a lightning rod to attract trouble.
Vermont is famous for four 8tatiles,"men,
women, nieple sugar and horses,'' and that
"the first are strong, the last are fleet, the
second and third aie exceedingly sweet, and
ail are uncommonly hard to beat."
A widow said to her daughter, "When
you aro of my a?, you will be dreaming of
a husband." "Yes, mamma," replied the
girl, "for a second time."
An old gentleman has a queer way of
show ing his hoppitality to strangers. The
momenta person comes to his house, he
brings him a pine knot and a jack-knife! The
old gentleman is a genuine Yankee, and be.
lieves there is but one pleasure greater than
whittling, and that consists of selling shoe
pegs for oats.
Some days since, a young lady from the
country culled at a s'ore in Springfield, and
desired to be shown seme collars. After
closely inspecting tbetn for some time, the
fiir derrse) exclaimed: "Well, I swow to
gosh, I can get 'em cheaper than that across
the road." The Yankee vernacular is not
"Susan, stand up and let me see what
you've learned. What does n h-a-i-r spell?"
' 1 don't know, ma'am." "Why, you lifno
ratit critter I what do you sit on!" ''Oh,
ma'am, I don't like to tell." "What on
earth is the matter with the gall Tell, what
is it?" "I don't like to tell; it was Bill
Ilraps-'s knee, but he never kissed me but
ihiee times." "Artbiinke3 aud apple
sauce I " exclaimed the mistress, aud fainted.
A young lady from a boarding school, be
ing Rsked at table it she would take more, re
plied : "By no means, madam; gastronomical
attieiy admoiiisheB me that I have arrived at
the ultimate ot debilitation consistent with
the code of Aesculapius."
Du i ing the examination of a witness as to
the locality of the stairs in a house, the coun
sel asked him, "Which way did the stairs
run?" The witness, a noted wag, replied
that, ''One way they run up stairs, but the
other way they run down stairs." The
learned counsll winked his eyes, and then
took a look at the ceiling.
Woma n. The morning star of out- youth;
the day slnr of our manhood; the evening
star of our age. Heaven biess our stars I
Ajti-xtion. The tie that binds the happy
mny be dear; but that whioh links the un
fortunate is tenderness unutterable.
Love, Justice, and Fortune are said to have
no eyes; but all three make us mortals
open ours pretty wide sometimes.
"You seem to walk more erect than usual,
my friend." "Yes, I have been lately
straitened by circumstances."
When the Government is afflicted, the po
litical doctors generally apply leeches to
In 1838, Francis Baily, the astronomor,
estimated the weight of I be earth at 1,250,
An Adult School, for the instruction of
negroes, has been estubliehed at Hatteras.
It is under the oare of Patrick Kelley, of
Co. C, U. S. Artillery.
The tobacco trade, the Louisvillo Journal
thinks, will be transferred to the Middle
A family in Newburyport has acquired
possession of a comfortable residence
through twenty years of occupancy, during
which time they were never presented with
a rent bill, and did not even know the
owner of the house. The law has confirmed
their right of possession.
Fashions for February.
[From the Illustrated London News.]
Much trouble is being taken by the Pa
risian modistes to invent new combinations
of trimmings and ornaments for dresses,
which appear, fortunately, to be endless.
They are the luxury of the day, and in re
ality the most modest material com
poses a charming robe when it is tastefully
ornamented with passamenterie, braid,
ruchlng, ribbon, or other trimming. The
talent of the dressmaker consists in well
arranging these ornaments; but the chief
merit lies in the novelty, and every excep
tion worthy of approval is pretty.
The predominant materials for ladies'
dresses for toilet are moires, antiques, sand
colored, violet, dark green, chestnut shot
with white, white Bbot with black, and
black with white ; fawn colored, and
Magenta silks embroidered with white
flowers; and, for very grand occasions,
white, light blue, light pink, aud steel-gray
satins. Of course, the stuffs here mentioned
do not include those frequently chosen for
dresses for balls and soirees, for whioh the
lightest gauzes, tulle, embroidered tarla
tans, and especially the gaze de Chambery,
still continue in high favor.
Apropos of chapeaux for the present
month, there is something in the way of
improvement to mention. The interior
crowns, which bad become muoh too ex
alted, have resumed the proportions that
good taste and refinement can approve.
Should the ornamentation consist of but a
single flower, it is no longer worn over the
middle of the forehead, but a little on one
aide, which is preferable. Ornaments on
the outside aro still frequently adopted a
mixture of feathers is fort a la mode, as also
a single flower accompanied with lace or
with little bows.
Ball Dbess. White lutestring robe, hav
ing on the skirt above the hem a very deep
Grecque in ruohed ribbon. The intervals of
the Grecque are decorated alternately with
puffs of white crepe Lisse and white sUk
buttons, also covered with the same descrip
tion of crepe. As a variation, a deep ruoh
ing of crepe lisse may replace the fluted
Walkinq Dsess. This elegant walking
dress is of green molr antique. The bot
tom of the dress is ornamented with a nar
row fluted flounce, above which is a wido
band of green velvet, and edged with a But.
ing of the same material as the robe. The
corsage is round-waisted, and the sleeves
are furnished with a trimming similar in
arrangement to that on the skirt, Bonnet
of whit tulle, with feathers en touffetf
, nhite bavolet covered, with black laoe.
Congratulations to the Victors of Fort
St. Louis, February 19. The following
will appear in the morning papers:
"HEAD-QUARTERS DEP'T OF MISSOURI.
ST. LOUIS, FEB. 19.
Major-General commanding the de
partment congratulates Flag Officer Foate,
Brigadier-General Grant, and the brave ot
fleers and men under their commands in the
recent brilliant victories on the Tennessee
and Cumberland. But the war is not yet
ended. Prepare for new conflicts and uew
victories. Troops are concentrating from
every direction. We shall soon have an
army which will be irresistible. The Union
ling must be restored every-where, and en
thralled Union men in the South must be
set free. The soldiers and sailors of the
great West are ready and willing to do this.
The times and plaees have been determined
on victory ancl glory await the brave.
"MAJ. GEN. HALLECK.
"N. H. McLEAN, A. G."
In order that nothing may occur to mar
the pleasures, on the contemplated celebra
tion of Washington's birthday, the Provost
Marshal has ordered all drinking saloons to
be clored, from sunrise, Saturday, till sun
riee on Monday, and recommends all busi
ness to be suspended on Saturday.
The Provost-Marshal also orders that no
pig or bar lead shall be shipped from this
port hereafter, without a special permit from
"N. H. McLEAN, A. G." The Rebel Soldiers Sick of Secession.
Cairo, February 19. Troops are continu
ally arriving and departing for the scat of
It is believed, if permitted to do so, many
rebel prisoners would gladly take up arms
on the eitlo ot the Union. Numbers uf pri
vates declare they have seen enough of Se
cession. The officers, however, generally are very
morose and bitter iuiheir expressions against
In addition to the killed and wounded pre
viously reported, are in th Forty-fifth ILli-
nou: (jonimissaiy- sergeant 'iravers, killed;
Lieuteuant-Colonel Maltby, ball in leg; Lieu
tenant Boyse, Cornelius bhaw and George
From Key West and Port Royal.
Nxw Youk, February 19. The gunboat
CofiMfcftfttf has arrived from Key West and
Pol t Reiy al. There were rumors thht Savan
nah would certaiuly be captured ia a few
iuu Federalists took possession of Island
De Flor'mn in Savannah River, and erected
a battery and cut oil communication between
Savannah and Fort Pulaski, and captured a
rebel steamer of Tatnall's fleet.
Washington's Farewell Address Recommended
to be Read.
WA9tiiigton, February 19. By the Presi
dent of the United Slates, in a proclamation,
it is rfcomaendedto the people of the United
Suites that they assemble in their customary
plares for public solemnities, on the TH day
of February inst., and celebrate the anni
versary of the bhthday of the Father of his
f'outtry by causing to be read to them his
The Battle at Fort Donelson—How Some
of Our Regiments Fell Back and Afterward
Regained their Position.
Chicago, February 19. The Tribune cor-
rspoudent s description of the battle of Fort
Ilunelson, says when Colonel Craft's brigade,
wu unu urcu uruereu iu reiaiurce JiCUier
nftcd, came up in the rear of the Thirtieth
and Thirty-first Illinois, Twenty-fifth Ken
tucky, these regiments were lying down
firing over the crest of the bill.
They rose, not knowing whether the force
in the rear was friend or foe. The Twenty
fifth Kentucky, supposing them to be rebels,
poured in a volley which did terrible execu
tion, and was sufficient to throw the entire
brigade into disorder. At once there was
almost a panic. Some threw down their
gurs ar.d equipments and fled immediately.
The woods were filled with stragglers. Some
even fled to Fort Henry.
The enemy improved the opportunity, ad
vanced toward Schwartz's nnd Dresser's
batteries, capturing five guns, taking pos
session of McClernand'a head-quarters, and
driving our forces nearly a mile and a half.
Instead, however, of adhering to their sup
posed original intentions- to escape, the
rebels resolved to follow up the advantage
by pursuit At this jucture Wallace's di
vision was thrown in front, and took position
on a ridge, with Taylor's battery in the
center. At the road the rebels formed on the
ridge which McClernand had occupied, and
ffubhed by success, moved forward. As they
came in range, Taylor opened on them wild
grape, cannister and shell. fhe rebels
quailed and came to a halt. As the infantry
advanced, they began to fall back. Wallace
improved the moment, and moved on them
and drove the rebels back, recovering the
ground previously loBt
From Bowling Green.
Lofisvit.LK, Feb. 19. The Louisville aud
Nashville Railroad is now in rnnuing order
to Cave City, and will be completed to Bow
ling Green on Monday next. Col. J. J. ' Mil
ler, Special Agent of the Post-office Depart
ment, leaves to-morrow to open postal facili
ties to Bowling Green, and through all post
routes tunning from the railroad above that
It is believed that Kentucky is cleared en
tirely of rebels, except in Columbus and its
vicinity, and that their reported concentra
tion at Russellvi lie ia false.
Hardee and Hindman, with three thou
sand men, and Provisional Governor John
Eon, were at Bowling Green when Mitchell's
forces approached, and at th first discbarge
of our shells they all broke in the direction'
of Nashville. None of the rebels were killed
by our shells, ss previously reported.
The rebels, just before Mitchell arrived,
burned the railroad roundhouse and depot,
injuring thereby five locomotives. It is not
believed that the rebels injured the railroad
below Bowling Green, as their departure
was too abrupt to afford time for the pur
pose. The Union pickets, it Is reported, ar ta
king np a few hundred feet of rails at Frank
lin to prevent a possibility of a surprise from
tb rebels below.
Mr. Calvert, Cashier of the Bowling Green
Branch of the Bank of Kentucky, has just
arrived, and reports that Bowling Green had
been occupied by 40,000 rebel troops, and
recently 10,000 additional sixty-days troops
arrived. H says 5,000, including twenty
per cent, of the sixty-days' men, bad died
there during the occupation. The roads in
the lower part of the State are impassable.
A committee of physicians and lady
nurses left hero this morning for Fort Donelson.
More Prisoners Captured at Fort Donelson
Sr. Lotus, February 19. Gen. Halleck has
received dispatches from Fort Donelson
stating that on thousand snore rebel prison,
rs hav been taken. They cam down the
river to rainforea th fort, not knowing it
bad sut rendered, and w.r bagged by our
Professor Swallow, Stat Geologist, was
arrested last night and committed to the
military prison on a charge of disloyalty.
Th name of th rebel officers captured at
Warsaw on Saturday last, wer inoorrectly
reported from Sedalia this morning. Tbey
were Utigaditr-CreneraJ Price, Coign, Bote,
.;. !-' - i-.. . .i v-;.-
nnd Captain Inge, all of Major General
—Correction. Confirmation of Major. General Grant.
WAsmnOTON, February 19. Gaoeral U.S.
Grant, the hero of Fort Donelson, has just
been unanimously confirmed by the Senate
ns Mejor-Genoral, an honor conferred in tes
timory of his gallant conduct in battle.
The reading of the Tax Bill will lie cm
menced in the Ways and Means Committee
to-morrow. The bill will not be printed till
ordered by the House of Representatives.
Rebel Officers Captured.
wag received at Head quarters, from General
Halleck, dated St. Louis, llc30 A. M., to dav,
scying General Curtis had captured General
Price, Colonels Dorsry and Cars, and Cap',.
Inge, of Price's Stiff.
There is no official information that onr
forces intended advancing on Savannah with
a view of capturing and holding it.
S. B. Buckner to be Arrested for Treason.
LottieViLLB, Feb. 19. The Journal learns
that Marshal Merriweatber left here lost
evening for Cairo, to bring Gen. Bucknar
here under a Federal warrant from Justice
Catron, on a charge of treason.
19 Specials state Shields
to-tlriy tot firmed by the Senate as Brifhilier-
General. Also Col. Garfield.
The Good Time Come.
The following remarkable editorial from
the Richmond Kxam'uur of February 0
shows how deplorable is the state of affairs
in the once quiet and sleepy capital of Vir
ginia. This is a fair sample of that golden
age which was promised as the immediate
fruit of Secession :
The rowdyism now rifu in this city has
become intolerable, and demands immedi
ate suppression withlhe highhaud. Acts of
brutal violence, vulgar rufljanism and gross
indecency are of momentary occurrence iu
our streets. The most orderly citizen and
the most delicate lady are exposed to out
rage and insult. No man's life, even, is
Becure in broad daylight on our public
thoroughfares. To surround, knock down,
bruise and maltreat has become tho pastime
of the rulliuus that throng our pavements.
The evil must be suppressed, or else so
ciety must render its authority. We must
disorganize society, resolve ourselves into
savages, and prepare for protection by the
n.obt effective wenpons of self-defense, or
else we must assert tho power of the law
tiponothe persons of the ruffians and vaga.
bonds that infest our streets and alleys.
jiore yigiiance should be
required of the pelicc, and a larger constab
ulary employed. .Every street corner should
be maimed hy n policeman in uniform,
aimed to the teeth, whistle in hand, pre
paied to rally a dozen colleagues in the in
stant of disturbance. The license money
arising from the rapid increase of grogshops
would seem appropriately employed in in
vigorating the police.
Iflhese furnaces of hell-fire are allowed
to dispense at every corner what not merely
intoxicates but crazes, surely tho revenues
which they pay into the city treasury should
be expended in protecting the valuable
lives which they imperil, and in restoring
the order whioh they disturb. The city, by
tolerating a thousand dens of iuiutiitv and
passion, owes the duty to ifs population of
aiioruing it protection from the dangers
and outrages thus engendered and pre
pared. The time has arrived for vigilance
and summary reform, or else ruffianism,
theft, arson, drunkenness aud murder will
soon claim the city as their exclusive pre
serve. In another column of the Examiner we
find the following extraordinary statement,
on which it is not necessary to remark at
A few nights ago, the gamblers of Rich
mond held a convention in this city, and,
after tho fashion of "the noble refrigerators''
of Congress, transacted their business in se
We are informed that one hundred and
fifty members of the gambling and "plug"
fraternity were present; that fifty thousand
dollars were voted and subscribed, as a fund
to carry the next election for Mayor; and
that the candidate nominated as likely to
unite the gambling and rowdy interests of
Richmond is an ungrammatical grocer and
whisky-worm of the name of David J. San
ders. We are very much of the opinion
that, if matters are not speedily bettered iu
Richmond, the gamblers, "plugs," and the
retired and unsavory whittky dealer they
propose as their candidate will be in the
bands of a vigilance oommittee before the
date of the next municipal election.
The Good Time Come. [For the Daily Press.]
A National Clothing and Supply Bureau
Editor FrB:H4. I see by a Washington
telegraphic dispatch of the 13th, that the
Military Board of Inspectors have coademaed
twenty-five thousand soldiers' coats, fur
nitbed by swindling contractors ia New
York and Philadelphia. The extent to which
this system of swindling in clothing con
tracts has been carried on, calls loudly for
a radical reform in this branch of expendi
ture. It was the public press of the country
that called attention to the enormous waste
of Government money bestowed on favor
ites for executing the publio printing, and
now we witness a reform in that branch
which saves ns millions a year. The Gov
ernment now has its own printing office, and
employs a competent superintendent at a
Now, why not organize a Clothing and
Supply Bureau at Washington, with superin
tendents in every city where work is to be
executed, open Government shops and em
ploy tailors and sewing women at fair prices,
and thereby get rid of those swindling con
tractors who make it their business to cheat
tbe Government with their "shoddy''
clothing, and oppress their workmen by
their miserably low wages?
1 bop tbe Daily Press, a a friend to th
laboring community, and an opponeot of
every species of Government swindling, will
rail attention to this important matter, until
those in authority shall not only hear, but
Some may think, as ther is a good pros,
peot at this time of putting dowS the rebel
lion at an early day, it will do away with the
necessity of taking this step. A large num
ber of troop will be required long after th
close of th war; and it is not unlikely that,
after tb Southern serpent has entirely
ceased to mov its tail, we may seek a
quarrel with a certain power that bantered
The American Board of Commissioner for
Foreign Missions have, within a few weeks,
received several donations from citizens of
tbe old town of Taunton. England, amount
icg in all to about $.20,000. Th donors
wished it to be understood that this sum
was a special contribution ta . the Board at
this time, in tb lupitoguio. that th war
would diluiBish ,hYiceiy t,, v :
AD VEll T I S EMEN TS
Inner-led ret tho ITollowlna Itntroj
adv.rttoeai.nt., sot .lOMdlu It. llne(g.Mn
a 6v I a laHtuoaim-H At
Larger advartlMmenta Inserted al ta. fbllowtal
rates par squat of Ua line:
at in iino. i ,,,
WEEELER & WILSON'S
Awarded th. First Premium as
Tbe Best Family Sewing Machine
For three successive years, at the
XJ. IS . FAIR;
For four successive years, at
Til It OHIO STATE -.IB
For ftv. sueeeOhW. yr, .
TUB CINCINNATI MBCII AtilfJS' FAI 1
Office, No. 77 West Fourth-st.
WI II AVC TEN FIB8T-CLASS'
Sowlxxg 2VX aoHliiess
Particularly adapted to th.
Army Clothing, etc. etc.,
Which wo will sell
AT GBEATJhT-IZEDUSED PRICES.
Call at our store and see them.
NIXON, C HATFIELD & WOODS,
Noa. 77 and 79 Walnut-afreet.
3XJ 33 TEXT
Williams & Orvis
Improved Noiseless Double-thread
FAMILY SE VYING TfUCHINE
THE ITXCFEAHEn DI lift ND POK.
tb.se UNItlVALaD MAOHlNltS has called
f'-r a Ihikb increase id our stuck, and we now Invito
the soldiers' pant, b'ouse, vest aud dree maker, of
this city to cull aud see a MacMu. for ta that will
du Ml.'KK WOHK, In less time, aud CO IT BaT
TKll. than any cthei iu this market.
Sauiplimot heavy and light work, with circular.
foridd on app.icatiou at our Central OIBo. lor
the W ubt,
ISO W. FOI KTH PT., CINCINNATI,
(Commercial Building), or
d -tf No. 3i3 WaMiingtcB-et , Boston.
RPftlXl STOCK Oft PIASO!.-!
new re V" ing niy -print at ick
of Piaijns, bought exclusively fur
fer grealer hartraiiis fur cash thin f 3 &
have ever Iww n i.flererl in llii..-,tw " "
lor t.ixlite A Kradbury'a, V- m. kimbe A C.'s, or
Hall t. P-HvU A Co.'s, and r.tlier boo 1 m:tko9. He
luenitrr tbe number-:. Wet Suurtti-.t
C. M. MOBCH.
Old Pianos taken In exchange fur new. felS
fllAMtSFOK 11K1KT! PIANO FOB,
vi Hi' A. A nave H(isa larKf1!, HOCK nj-fl
( f riani a for rttit in tltU ny, ami e,tHT
I lie loveit price per quarr-r; or 1
will rent unJ h t th rent pit fur the J 17 1
Plains at 7 J Wout Fourth-st.
C M MCROR.
Old rinnoi taken In ex char go for nttw. felS
500 "VO ICES
Pally testify to the sterling worth of
Ludlum'a Specific Paste,
TBE ONLY PERTAIN Cl'RK FOR
PKIVATE I1EAK8. I' rice ft. Cau bo
pent by tost any where for six three-cut Slumps.
Orders strictly conddentlal.
tiotd, wbo'eeale and retail, by
DAVliiStiN A UUO., Druggist.,
(giucenssurs to . St. Dlxoa,)
Market place, N. It. our. Fifth aud Main-sia., 1
VILITAM HEN MD SLTLERS
W ILL. SAVE MONEY BY PURCHASING"
TUK1R GOODS AT THK
New Rubber Store,
BULK WISTIttN AQINOT
For tbe Sala of the Patent
COMBINATION" CAMP COT!
3P3B30"WXOX3: eft OO..
No. 56 West Fourth-st.,
OS1TC CARLISLE BLOCK.
JJATII1NCVK.00.1IS AND GYMNASIUM
Warm, Old, Shower and Plnnr. Bath..
opaa from four la th. morning until Wo al nlgbi.
Membership yir t.
Initiation . . . ,-, 1.
Apply to L. NOtrCON. bwmtari, at th. La pr
Vauk or at th. OrwDaaloiu
Soldiers' Back Pay.
I WILL GIVE PROMPT ATTENTION
In procurlt g the back pay of atldler. who havo
claims against tb. United State. Also, In proour
leg peusiuu. for thiiee who hav. ue.a wouudeA
while In the .rmy, and for widows whoa, huebaad
hav. bean biUed while in the service
TKANKL1M HALL! DAY,
United State. Commissioner,
det-tf Ouic lu Cuawia-hoaaa.
CiNuimiATi. Deo. . 1MI
Born Pemand a Burt) Test.
CiNoiaa.TI, November t, IStl.
hlTuUT CLARE A CO..
lav's Tai . atmnsaa. dt3d-l
ALL THE REGULAR HIZES, FRO!,
tb. beat qu.lity to the cheauusl, on band and,
breaUbr MA.Oa.CHATKIHU) A WOolid,
aoa 11 and 1st VValaut-t..
THE WEEKLY PRE Met NSW IDT
containing th. .w. of tn Week, roi.i.
aad Lot!, aud a Telegraphic Summary of Evwisa
sine a bale up to th. hour of gtdug to PI.M.
Ivc aal at th UitUa-jwav fife 4 cjMla, ,
I I .i! '. - i I u.j I. i a.