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joo.,'"' .ant. ,
Hhe onrivR'erl Magician and Pianist,
V'liango or Programme each night.
Now 'na-e of B'-cond Bight,
llren iCIro'. ,nnd r.r,n,tt.,30 cents; Children,
S3 cents; Gallery, l jnts. M '
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A. W. Fenno S'" Manager.
" Stage Manager.
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THIB Crblay) EVSNINO, February SI, will be
f rfv,rmed the aucoofsful aud popular l'lay of
'mllle ....MI.i thirlotte Thompson.
To conclude with the Comedietta of
TIH MORNING CALL.
Mn. ChllIington...........MIin Charlotte Thomson.
flatmrlay evening, a Orand Entertainment In
honor of WMhlugton i Blrihd ty. "",uu,!Ql 10
Patera or AnMiesmit.-Drcss Circle, 99 cents:
My, iVoents 80 COn' ' I'r'1 UlU' 1 Cut8 ' Ual
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met be adilreestd to JOHN BATHS.
o o n t n a t a 11 ,
Corner Sixth and Vine atreeta.
M.nager, Geo. Wood i Stage Manager, O. H. Ollbert;
Tnaurcr, O. T. Celllns.
P.ior To Rnrr thi Tints. Dree, circle and Par
Soette, 30 cent. ; Gallery, 15 cent.
Beneflt and last night bnt one of
THIS (Tilday) KVENIHO, Tehtury jj. will be
performed the most aneeeestul play, in nv acta,
Oa, Lira m Louisim.
Pane. - - ......Mad'l'e Anbrey.
To conclade with the petite Comedy, entitled
MI WIFE'S MIBttOB.
Mra. Backet Miss Mi mhorly.
gNITH ck UITSON'B (ALL,
Monday, February 24.
Mpwra. TJLLMAN A PALMER, of the Academy
or Music, New York, beg leave to Inform the pub
XI EJ R M .A. IS" IV,
The Great Prestldlgltateur,
Will glre six of Ills wonderful perform tncs In this
city, commencing at the above datn. During the
entertainment he will lntmdu-e his brother, Alex
ander, in Lia wonderful cxoosttlon of
LA DJUBLK VUB (SECOND BIQHT);
0., PSYCHOLOGICAL CLAIftVortNCE,
Which prndaredeuch an lromenHO sensation tnrnvrr
aixly nlghta at the Aculi-n.y of iVtutlc, Nw York.
Full paiticnlars in luture advertisements, with
regard to the Operatic interlude, Bale of seats, eto.
Teeth extracted in most ca.es without grmw
pain, or the leaat danger, by a simple pro-WRvvjt
css, practiced by no other person. Artlfl
etal Teeth made, and all operations pertaining to
Dentistry executed with professional skill. Will
render entire satisfaction or no charge.
Teeth extracted for the poor free.
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REMOVAL. WE TAKE PLEASURE
in announcing our rernoral from our old stand,
No. A 6 Pearl St., to the large and commodious store
No. 34 West Pearlst., three doors east of Walnut,
north aide, recently occupied by K.nhn, Netter A
Co., where we shall be pleased to see our friends,
customer, and the trade generallv.
fed CflARLKS 0. DOIIERTY 00.
zo-o a x on,
ALL KINDS OF SINWINO BIRDS
bought and sold at No. 17 cUxth-at, between
Main ana Walnut. foio bn
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If FiCCoftheditylunrmary, Plam-etreet, be
tween Seventh and Eighth, until and including
ths 12d of February. Ixst, for the furnishing the
COMMERCIAL HOSPITAL aud CITY INrfiiM
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A. M. and twelra M. of each dny.
felt h T. WINTER. Clerk.
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PROPOSALS WILL BB RECEIVED AT
the Office of the Chief Qnartormister, C. S la
Cairo, until 2 M., TOKSDA If, the Sith day of Feb
ruary, 1862, for the following supplies, to he deliv
ered at Cairo or Paducah, as the Department may
One hundred thoatand bnshela of Oats;
One hundred thousaud bushels of Corn;
Five hundred tuna of Hay.
' All to be delivered on the levee, Grain In Rood
ftuuulrs; Hay to be good Timothy, Blue or Herd
ilraas, well baled. .
One thousand tuna of good Coal, for steamboat
and ether purposes, in good bargea.
Bids will be considered tor any leaser amounts
tbaa above oallt-d for; and bidders will atate tha
price at each of the pMces Cairo and Paducah
The object being to proenre the aupplies at tb
lowest cash rates from actual dealera, all persona
baving the articles to spare, whether in great or
lesser amounts, .re requested to make bona fide
bids, and to come forward and comply with the
came, and nvaiNii will bs Maun pbumitly oa n
i.ivsar, to the exclusion of any special accounts.
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flpHE CINCINNATI BRANCH OF THIS
m- old aad well known Company baa been estab
lushed at tha oflloe of
WM. B. BARRY & CO.,
H9. re thibd-st., near ttnb,
Who will receive for earh of tha steamers sailing
from New York or Boston to Europe, paroete, earn
plea, valuables of all kinds, for direct irausmiseioa
to ail parts of the world. Also, all orders for tha
execution of conimlesione Is any part of Europe.
This Ki press being recognized as the Xuropeaa
connection of all th great Inlaad Hapr ra Oompa
nieeof this country, Q sau be relied u".a;ei "ail
nd apeedr deliver
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sUaiost every style of roeturae, from the Knight to
the son of tit Alp. Prices as suit tit. timea.
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FRI DAT EVENING. FEBRUARY 21. 18G2.
THE DAILY PKESS.
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TUB CINCINNATI PR ESI COMPANY.
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F-K.,IY " " FBBB17AH.Y ill
ENGLAND WILL NOT RECOGNIZE
The Southern Bid of Emancipation Exposed.
Ag the timo draws near for the meetincr of
the British TftrliBment the oneatinn at
British and French intervention in our af
fairs Is earnestly discussed in tha English
papers. We give below an eit'act from an
article from the London Spectator, an able
Liberal paper, which has from the beginning
of the war leaned strongly to the cause of
the rebels, but has not, therefore, forgotten
that armed intervention in their favor
means only to make Great Britain the power
ful ally of a slave government:
[From the London Spectator, Jan. 25, 1862.]
THE SOUTHERN BID.
It is understood, in that indirect but norm.
rate way in which great facts get abroad,
that the Confederacy have offered England
and France a price for active sttpoort. It is
noibiDg less than a treaty securing free trade
in its broadest sense for fifty years, the com
plete suppression of the import of slaves, and
the emancipation of every negro born after
the date of the signature of the treaty. In
return toey bpk: ursr, tue recognition of
their independence; and, secondly, such an
investigation into the facts of the b!oekd
as must, in their judgment, lead to its dis
avowal. The Erst two items mar be Terr anenrlilv
disposed of. Free trade is always an excel
lent thing, and free trade with the South a
really tree trade, that is, unembarrassed bv
custom-houses wonld be undoubtedly of
the very highest importance both to Eng
land and France. With uninterrupted sup
plies of cotton, and the command of a great
tropical market for our manufactures and
for French silks, wines and articles de luxe,
both countries would, in a twelvemonth,
receive ample compensation for the Morrill
Tariff and the losses of the oast year. Rut.
earnest as they may be, their offer on this
point, is neither more nor less than a bribe
an offer of so many pounds sterling for per.
mission to build a State w hose corner-stone
iB the "divine institution of human slavery,"
and needs only to be stated to insure its in
stant rejection. When England or France
liave sunn to tue point at which such bribes
have any perceptible weiaht, it will be lime
to prepare tor ine calamities wh ch fnlli.nr
bo fast on an avowal of national cynicism.
bo, too, witn the suppression of the slave.
trade. The South may be quite honest in'
that offer also, for though the planting Stages
undoubtedly desire importation, the slave
breeding States are as bitter against it'as the
most ardent of Abolitionists. Every man
smuggled in from Congo reduces the price
of the children annually exported from. Vir
ginia. It is the offer of a future emancipation,
and that alone, which demands and will re
ceive a carelul consideration. In makinp- it
the South give up, it is true, the only princi
ple they have ever professed, destroy their
only ration d'etre, and declare their revolt
lrom a Uovernment wuicn they themselves
controlled, a purposeless act of caprice. On
the same offer, even now, they might govern
the Union for a century longer, fill the
irrepressible dislike which springs up
between men of a Northern and men of a
tropical civilization once again urged them
to try the power of a Sontbern, and there
fore capricious, race to stand alone.
It it tar thete men want and not recognition,
a breach of the blockade, not merely a right
to have ifr. Mason received at the Foreign
Office. Weere to declare war on the free in
order that slaveholders may promise one day
to commence emancipation. A more cynical
proposal mat never made to a great state, or
one which, if accepted, would tend more di
rectly to demoralize the few principles by
which nations contrive to save themsolves
from utter selfishness and contempt of right.
' Enfranchisement in masse would, we ac
knowledge, guarantee itself, for millions of
men once free can not be again enslaved, ex
cept at a cost which makes them peculiarly
worthless. But who it U guarantee that the
treaty made to-day will not be torn up next
year or at the first moment when European
war leaves the South free to act.. Is England
to administer the South? Or is France to
give a Prince-President to the new Confede
racy ? Even on those monstrous supposi
tions, involving plans which, if successful,
would overturn the whole balance of power,
and if unsuccessful, would make Western
Europe the laughing-stock of two worlds,
where is the justification for a purposeless
and unnecessary war ?
The Union Feeling among Rebel Prisoners
A correspondent of the Gazette writes from
Cairo about the prisoners taken at Fort
No observant man can visit a rebel camp
without noticing the vast difference, in point
of intellect and intelligence, between the of
ficers and men of the troops composing it.
This difference is especially apparent in the
case of the Fort Donelson prisoners. Many
of the private loldiers are wealthy men, own
ers of large farms, or the sons of wealthy
men, but they are the most ignorant set of
beings ever assembled under any pretense
whatever. The officers, on the contrary, are,
as a class, educated men, most of them
young few'of the Captains and Lieuten
ants more than twenty-five years of age.
In one company, belonging to a Tennes
see regiment, I found a private who owns
some four hundred acres of most rich
and valuable land in the. interior of the
State, yet I doubt if he can write his own
name. The Individual whom be salutes as
his Captain, is a penniless youth, from a
Nashville lawyei's office, who, not two years
ago, delighted an audience in a New York
college by the eloquent rendition of his
graduating essay. It is this "species" among
the prisoners that are the most vehement in
their determination to "light abolition to the
death," and to "contest every inch of ground
with the Lincolnites." The unsophisticated
privates avow that they entered the field
under a mistaken idea of tha nature of4ae
war; and expressed their firm determination,
should tbty again reach their "homes ana
firesides," to pass the remainder of their days
as peaceable citizens, under their own vine
and fig trees. Not one in ten desires an ex
change, until the term for which tbey are
enlisted shall have expired. The blast of
war blew in their ears, and they were too
quick in imitating the action of the tiger.
The Nashville papers publish a special
dispatch that the rebels have gained a great
victory at Boonville, Ho. It says that "Col
onels Poindexter and Dorsey met the enemy
in greatly superior foroe and whipped them
in three separate battles." The shoe hap
pens to be on the other 'pedal extremity.
Colonel Poindexter' s force was routed, horse,
foot and dragoon, by Federal cavalry, and a
large number of tbem are now comfortably
quartered in the old Penitentiary at Alton.
Thus the Seoeeh keep op their hopes.
' This Western land of ours has got aq Idea
that it wants the uatioaal highway down the
Mississippi opened speedily. It has sent
100,000 into to work out its road tax In that
quarter. v ,
True Words Fitly Spooks.
Ws make a short extract from an. article
It' the New York Tribune of the 18'h Inal -
But the Special- Interest clause is objected
iv, -n iicoiiiiu uns ennrncy tor Midiers and
another (or bankers. Let us tear the giz
zard out of this clap-trap.
We who protest agaiaU baseless and bound
less shinplanteriem deny that the Ueyern
ment need ever have gone to rngs at all. Had
the war been pushed in November and De
cember as It is In February, and had the p
triotl ,m of the people been strongly appealed
to for the means of insuring a speedy tri
umph of the nation, we are confident that
one hundred millions per month could have
been borrowed at par for at leant three
months on the 7.30 bonds, and the Treasury
tbns kept solvent on a basis of specie pay
ment. It was the inexplicable paralysis of
the National arms that temporarily de
stroyed the National credit. Hundreds of
thousands who would gladly have lent the
Government from $100 to $100,000 each to
pay the. soldiers of Burnside,- Grant and
Thomas, the gallant tars of Dupont, Golds
boroogh and Foote, shut their purses tight
on perceiving that what money there was in
the Treasury was devoted to paying such
commissions ss those of George L. Morgan
and Wm. H. Aspinwall. Had Congress, on
its meeting in December, devoted the Crst
week of the session to reducing its own pay
to $1,600 and its mileage to ten cents per
mile by the tnoBt direct mail route and
abolishing the abominable franking nuis
ance and proceeded to make similar re
trenchments generally; had our armies then
advanced npon the enemy,and had the Gov
ernment thereupon appealed to every loyal
citizen to contribute ail be could to a loan of
three hundred millions at par on 7.30 bonds,
pledging' the country that this sum should
be so applied as to use up the rebellion, there
would have been no hesitation to supply the
mnnev a crnat HaaI fuatar h.n tf i
used. Our slump into ehinplasterism is
wholly due to official incompetency and im
becility. But here we are. What is to be done ?
We say, cling to the payment of Interest
on the public debt in specie as our only hope
of salvation from a general stagnation of busi
ness through a worthless Bbinplaster cur
rency. A currency based on' a National
debt whereof the interest is scrupulously
paid in coin can depreciate very little.
It is quite as much the interest of the sol
dier as of the banker that the interest of the
publio debt shall be inflexibly paid in coin.
So loDg as it is, it is scarcely possible that
his $13 per month should not at the worst
be convertible into $12 is specie; but let the
interest on the bonds be payable in irredeem
able paper only, and bis $13 will soon be
worth but $10 in specie perhaps less; and
though his Treasury notes may be caied
nar. hn mnAt na v mtnv mnra nftk.m .u-
i 1 i j 'j w. - U in tun WJ.
food and clothes and fuel of his family tan
u me interest were maae payame in coin
[From the Frankfort Commonwealth.]
My Dear Ribs: I now take my pen in
band for the purpose of holdintr communion
with thee, through the silent medium of pen
and paper. I have just learned that the lines
are now open as far as Eort Donelson, in
Tennessee, and I avail myself, with alacrity,
of the opportunity now presented of resum
ing our correspondence. Your many friends
in this section would like to be informed on
various topics, for instance;
How are r on, any how?
How does "dying in the last ditch" agree
with your general health?
How is the "constitution" down yonr way?
Do you think there is any Government?
How is King Kotting?"
Is Yancey well, and able to eat his oats?
When will Buckner take his Christmas
dinner in Louisville? -
Is Lloyd Tilghrqan still hanging Union
men in the First District?
Is Floyd still " rifling" cannon and other
How is Pillow's last "ditch," and when will
be gratify his numerous friends by "dying"
in the same?
How is the " Southern Heart?"
Are yon still able to whip five to one?
What is your opinion of the Dutch race?
Did the recognition of the S. Confed. by
England and France benefit yon much?
Where is the " Provisional Government"
of Kentucky, and what is it knpt in ?
Where is the Louisville Nashville-Bo w-linggreen-
Courier now published ? Say I
And lastly, what do yon think of your
selves any bow ?
a A prompt answer will relieve many anx
ious hearts. Yours, in a horn,
A LINCOLN MAN.
UNITED STATES, Feb. 18, 1862.
Will Mexico be Conqvirsd? The New
York World asks and answers the question
by saying, surely not by the twenty or
twenty-five thousand that the Allies have
combined to throw upon hellebores. It oost
the United States, as official records prove,
73,2C men to conquer a peace from Mexico,
and the number of Americans lost by battle
and disease exceeded the entire force now
dispatched against her. The World further
states that Europeans, with their wonted in
ability to judge correctly of events on this
continent, have always supposed, since the
conquest of Mexico by the United States,
that Mexicans can not fight. It has suited
them to believe that General Scott marched
to the Mexican capital, not because of any
great ability on bis part or that of his troops,
but because of the cowardice and weakness
of his foe. In their jealousy of the Ameri
cans, this baa been a pleasant belief, but the
chances are that this easy credulity will soon
cost tbem dear. The truth is that the Mexi
cans, however unable to govern their coun
try, can yet defend it with tremendons vigor.
It cost us harder fighting to bring the Mexi
cans to terms than has been seen in Europe
since the wars ot the first Napoleon.
A Good Idea. The most Ingenious con
trivance that has vet come to licUt. as an
emanation from the Secession mind, is a
teiegraphio communication between General
Buckner's bead-quarters at Dover and the
different fortifioatians at Fort DooelBon. A
wire extended from the head-quarters all
through the fort, with batteries at each re
doubt and important points. By this means
it was- calculated that troops could be or
dered from placS to place with much greater
speed than by the usual medium of a courier
on .horseback; and it is said to have worked
admirably during every attack. While the
Deno-ement of Saturday was irolnrf on Gen
eral Buckner stood upon a hill in the rear of
tne tort, viewing every Ining through a spy
glass. ' A telegraphic operator was by his
Side, with a "pocket instrument" in his hand,
aad by this means all orders were trans
mitted from the commanding officer to the
troops witnin tne tort.
A Poitable Palaos fob South. Amsbioa.
Messrs. Spauldina k Roeers.tbe well known
itinerant showmen, of New York, have con
tracted tor the iron work of portable
equestrian palace,' with which they will
shortly start, on a tour for South America
ana tue W est males. Aitnougn tnis amphi
theater is to comprise forty private boxes, a
with luxurious chairs and sofas throughout,
complete gas fixtures, requisite o thews, re
fectories, snd with drawing rooms, and every
thing in a style of elaboration to correspond
with building of such pretensions, they
bone, by means of the corps qf artisans they
take with tbem, to erect this novel struoture
in three, days at each place pf destination.,
Ladies would make the best postmistresses,
from their interest in the proper distribution
As this point is likely soon to be one of
great Interest, the following sketch of it, and
the probable number of rebels there, will be
read with much interest. We copy from the
St. Louis Republican:
a There Is no mistake that the enemy's po
sition at Columbus, Kentucky, is as near im
pregnable as the engineering art, added to
the natural topography ef that section of the
country, can make it. From what knowledge
we have acquired in relation to its defenses,
we should deem it extremely perilous to at
tempt its capture by mere assault, either by
land or naval forces, or both combined: for
if the half that is said of it is true, the place
is capable of a prolonged and successful re
sistance to any army, leas tban one hundred
or one hundred and fifty thousand strong,
that might be sent to attack it. Fortunately,
however, Columbus can be reduced, as we
believe, without the necessity of directing a
gnn at its formidable works.
In SDeakino- of Calnmh I1B w vwfii tn fVn
fortifications and military works of all kinds
which have been constructed In the vicinity.
The town itself is a place which, in ordinary
times, numbers from one thousand to twelve
hundred inhabitants, and is built upon low
ground, sloping gradually to the river bank.
It is about twenty miles below Cairo, and,
by railroad, one hundred and fifty miles
above Memphis. The town is situated in a
heavlly-timbered region, and protected on
the north by a range of limestone bluffi
along the river, ranging in hlghtfrom fifteen
to seventy-five feet, flanked at their base by
a strip of low land between them and the
river, which overflows in times of high water.
These bluffs disappear in rolling hills, the
trees and brushwood UDon which have been
cut down between the upper intrenebments
and a lifle pit more than a mile in length.
uiuur lutreauumeniei commence oppo
site the place where the noted chain was
stretched across the river, and where a
masked battery is placed. Above them the
ground is low, wet and marshy, sometimes
completely overflowed. Balow the upper
nun pit tue ground is elevated, ana npon tne
highest bluffs is a strong work mounting
between twenty and thirty heavy pieces
62 and 32 pounders. In the rear, and some
what south of this fort, is a triangular re
doubt mounting' about six rifled cannon and
eight or ten 11-inch shell guns. Between
tnis worn ana tne river the rebel troops are
principally encamped, an intrenchment ex
tending from the town northward and pro
tected by a mortar battery. The Mobile and
umoitaiiroaa enters tne lower part of Co
lumbus proper through an excavation fifteen
feet deep, which thus increases the natural
defenses. Another line of intrenchments ex
tends east from the town, and on the bluffi
opposite Wolf Island there is a fort in which
there are about twenty pieces of ordnance.
There are also other bastions, lunettes and
fortalices commanding the approaches on the
east, the whole makinu a display of not far
from eighty cannon, independent of field ar
tillery. Scores of acres of timber have been
felled, forming a heavy abattis, encircling
v The number of the rebel troops at Colum
bus at the present time is not accurately
known to any eicept those who claim the
right to know. Forty thousand is the figure
that has usually been put down, but there is
reason to believe that this is a great exag
geration. Indeed, it iB difficult to see, if
there were near as many men there as some
have supposed, why some effort was not
made to reinforce Fort Donelson in the hour
of its severe trial. Until some better proof
is offered tban the statements of interested
parties, we shall be hard to convince that
there were more than twenty thousand Se
cession soldiers, if so many, at Columbus
We have spoken of the natural and artifi
cial strength of this "Manassas of the West"
the place where, according to the New Or
leans Delta, if the field be lost all is lost to
the Confederate cause. Yet, spite of all the
labor and means that have been expended to
impede the march of the Union forces upon
Memphis and New Orleans, Columbus must
and will fall, and, in ounopinion, very soon.
If not voluntarily evacuated, it will be in
vested and starved ont, and a Memphis paper,
warning its readers of the danger, tells us
how this may be accomplished. It will be
necessary to extend strong lines from Put
ney's Bend, ten miles above .Columbus, to
Melbourne, a point twelve miles from the
river, and thence to Clinton, which is only
four miles from the Mobile and Ohio Rail
road, thus cutting off all land communica
tion. A successful movement against New
Madrid will obtain control of the river below
and the only thing then to be done is to wait
for the rebels to consume whatever stock of
provisions they have at the time of the siege,
or come out of their intrenchments to fight
against far superior odds.
But we do not think General Polk will de
lay until General Grant can surround him
aud put into operation this plan which the
Memphis journal has kindly furnished, or
belter one of General Halleck's or his own.
Just now Memphis itself is rather in too
great a peril for the Bishop to tarry at Co
Inmbu. He will abandon bis works at the
latter place and at Hickman and Union City
and Fort Pillow, and taking what traps be
can conveniently pack up turn his face to
ward the South and begin his backward
match. It is even a little questionable
whether be will be permitted to transport
his men in that direction by boat or railroad,
unless his reverence is very speedy about it.
But it will all be developed in time. -
A Warning to Catholic Soldiers.
We find the following remarkable warning
in the last number of the New York Tablet, a
leading Catholio Journal:
We have learned that certain prayers of a
superstitious character, and applied to super
stitious purposes, are being circuiatea
among the Catholic people and particularly
among the soldiers. In the name of re
ligion, intelligence and common sense, we
protest against these superstitions prayers
und practice. Surely the Church has pro
vided prayers enough for all the temporal
and spiritual wants of her children. There
ieno trial, no vicissitude, no danger, no afflic
tion of our probationary state on earth, for
which suitable prayers are not to be found
in the beautiful ritual of the Catholio Church.
JJut the use of any prayer by way of charm,
or wearing it about the person, ii superstition,
and at tuch the Church hat ever condemned
and prohibited such dtgradinff practices. This
is not faith, (though it may be grounded on
faith),' it is superstition, and superstitious
practices -can never do good to any one.
Nothing can be more silly, more absurd than
the use of these prayer charms; they and
all such things are a disgrace to religion,
and give our enemies a handle of which
they are not slow to avail themselves. But
Instead of throwing the blame where it is
dne, on the knavery or persons who con
coct such pious trash, and the ignorance and
superstition of others who know no better
than to adppt aad make use of them, the en
emies of religion parade tbem before the
world as so many proofs of ''Romish super
stition." We earnestly entreat all Catholics,
therefore, to put bo faith in snob, delusions.
If Buckner raised the black flag, his sol
diers should bare compelled him, for sland
ering tbem, to furnish the skull and cross
bones from his own personal property. , .
PABLIAHBIITABY CoOBTBSlBSWWhea BB1
amendment to a bill is defeated an a motion
to reconsider, it Is taken out by the aoes.'.
, Nearly the last feat accomplished by the
.Bowling Green rebels, was that of Morgan's
Large Amount of Supplies Captured!
PRICE MAKES A STAND AND IS
St. Lori, February 20. General Ilallerk
bus sent the following dispatch to General
"Clarksville has been taken, with supplies
enough for our army for twenty days.- The
place is now occupied by General Smith's
"Price, en keinflr reinforced bv McCal-
loch's command, made a stand at Sugar
Creek Crossings, Arkansas, on the 19th, but
was defeaied after short engagement, and
again fled. Many prisoners were taken, and
a quantity of arms, wlflcb his men threw
away in their flight."
Interesting from Mexico and the South via
Nxw Yoar, February 20. The steamer
Karnak has arrived, with Havana dates to
the 8th instant.
It is stated that several vessels had arrived
at Havana, having run the blockade. The
steamer Kale sailed on the 30th ultimo with
part of the Gladiator's cargo, probably for
New Orleans. The steamer Miramon sailed
on the 7th.
The war in Venezuela continues.
A friehtful revolution Is nrocrre.qsinor in
Honduras. General Gnardiola had been as
sassinated at bis door. The troops had
joined the insurgents, and excesses were be
ing committed in Truxillo.
Matamoras dates to the 2d state that the
British commandant had attempted to take
a seaman from an American vessel by force,
but a Federal gunboat protected the man.
ine uovernor ot St. '1 nomas notified the
Britisher tbat the guns of the fort would aid
the Iroquois. The British Admiral subse
quently arrived, and reprimanded the com
mander and apologised to Consul Ebgan.
bbip island dates of the 7th state that five
ships of Porter's Expedition had arrived,
Bna two more were spoKen on Havana on
Very Cruz dates to the 8th state that no
advance had been made. Overone thousand
sick soldiers were there, besides hundreds
at Tejera. Yellow and typhoid fevers had
broken out among tbem. The Mexicans in
sist on the re-embarkation of the Spanish
troops, Dut consent to two thousand allied
troops attending the negotiations at Orizaba.
The allies state that they shall advance
during February to Orizaba, and would give
battle at Cerro Gordo if opposed. Mexican
papers express the greatest hatred of the
Four rebel schooners had arrived at Ha
vana from New Orleans with cotton.
Later from Burnside's Expedition.
Fortbbbs Monrob, February 19. No
further advance has been made by Burn
fide, nor was any immediately expected.
The gunboats had returned from Elizabeth
City. All the fleet were at anchor off Roan
An immense amount of trophies hae
been captured, including Abe splendid State
flag ot North Carolina, worked by the ladies
of that State ; also, quantities of antiquated
Colonel Corcoran and seven hundred other
Federal prisoners are expected hourly to
arrive at Old Point.
The Killed and Wounded at Roanoke.
Wasbisotom, February 29. A dispatch
boat from General BurnBide's expedition has
just arrived at Baltimore.
The Federal losses at the battle of Roan
oke Island were fifty killed and two hundred
and twenty-two wounded. The rebel loss
was thirteen killed and thirty-nine wounded.
The enemy were protected by their intrench
ments, and poured a destructive fire upon
our advancing columns, so tbat our loss is
the heaviest. 1
Bridge Burners Respited—The Evacuation
of Columbus—Probable Advance on Memphis.
St. Louis, February 20. General Halleck
bas issued an order that in consideration of
the recent victories won by the Federal
forces, and of the Tepidly increasing loyalty
of the citizens of Missouri, the sentences of
the eight bridge burners, heretofore con
demned to death, are providentially miti
gated to close confin(taeot in the military
prison at Alton.
If. however, rebel spies again destroy rail
roads or telegraph lines, and thus render it
necesEary to make severe examples, the orig
inal sentences against these men will be
carried into execution. No further assess
ments will be levied or collected from any
one who will now take the prescribed oath
Commissioners will be appointed to ex
amine the cases of prisoners of war who apply
to take the oath of allegiance, and on their
recommendation orders will be issued for
Six additional boat loads of the Fort Donel
son prisoners arrived last night and this
morning, and will be speedily forwarded to
Private advices indicate that Columbus
bas been or is about being evacuated.
Preparations will undoubtedly be made
for an immediate advance on Memphis.
Washington Railroad Convection.
Wasbimotom, Feb. 20 Delegates from
most of the principal railroad companies of
the loyal States, met this forenoon, in pur
suance to a publio Invitation of the Secretary
of War, with a view to make arrangements
for tbe transportation of troops and military
supplies on uniform terms.
The Convention was very largely at
tended. After the meeting had organized,
by the election of Mr. Corning as President,
and Messss. Barlow and Kimber as Secreta
ries, the Chairman deputed Judge Jewett
and Mr. William D. Lewis to invite the at
tendance of the Secretary of War, who
shortly after arrived, accompanied by Gen
erals McClellan and Meigs.
Mr. Stanton laid before the Convention
the object of his call, which was to throw
upon tbe railroad companies themselves,
through an efficient organization, the ar
rangement and responsibility of the mess
ures necessary at this juncture for conduct
ing the transportation of ths Government,
both of troops and supplies, together with
the establishment of a fixed moderate rate
by which transportation shall be conducted
on all the railroads of the loyal States.
Trade Not Allowed on the Southern Coast.
Wasbimotoh. February Numerous ap
plications continue to be mads for permission
to trade at the several eaptnred points on the
Southern coast. None of them have been
- Information Is received here that the iron
clad gun-boat, on the Ericsson plan, is thus
far satisfactory to tbe official inspector. A
trial trip to Fortress Monroe is contemplated.
The Pursuit of Price—Union Feeling in
SPBiKoriii,D, Mo, February 19. It Is not
probable that our army will follow Price
very far into Arkansas There is considera
ble talk of fortifying Neoaha, and placing a
detachment of troops at Cassvile. . , ,
. Letters found in Prioe's head-quartars re
veal a strong Union sentiment in Arkansas.
Albert Pike Is working wonders among the
McClellan Urged to Make a Movement.
Niw York, Feb. 20. Specials state that
cenaion nntie ana Andy Johnson bad an
Interview with Gen. McClellan yesterday,
and urged the necessity of aotlon with the
army of the Potomao as well at in the West.
McClellan Urged to Make a Movement. Death of Colonel Dudley.
Lkxinotos, Ky., Feb. 20. Dr. Ethelbert
S. Dudley, a oitizen of this place, and Colonel
of tha Twenty first Kentucky Regiment,
died cf typhoid fever, this afternoon, at
Colombia, Kentucky, where his regiment is
Acts Against the Coolie Trade.
WlsnmaTos, Feb. 20. The President hat
approved the bill to prohibit the Coolie trade
by American citizens and American vessels.
Letter About Senator Wade.
M. C. Hills, Representative in the
General Assembly from Medina County,
reading the various statements- from Wash
ington, relativs to the relations of nont
Benjamin Wade with President Lincoln,
and disbelieving some of tbe absurd state
ments on that subject, wrote to Hon. II. G.
Blake for information, and received the fol
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. 1862.
Ion.Jir. C. B,l!t:
Dsar Bib: Yours ef the 24th Inst, came
duly to hand, and eentents noted. I am
very much surprised1 at the statements of
your letter in regard to what men say of
Benjamin F. Wade. I know not what men
mean when they say that Mr. Wade is
"slaved out." If rtiev mean that. V,o U Im
becile, and has no weight of oharaoter and r
vigor or action, i can only express my utter
astonishment at such lying.
Mr. Wade is tbe most active, untiring,
energetic man in the United States Senate.
He is a man of more influence in that body
than any other man there. He is in the
most confidential friendly relations with
the President, the latter sending for him
frequently to consult on the conduct of the
war. He is a firm and deoided friend of
the Administration, and is doing all he can
to put down the rebellion and aid the Gov
ernment in this gigantic struggle for life.
So far from its being true that Mr. Wade
ever shook his fist in tbe President's face,
and called him a "d d fool," is simply a
lie, without any thing to make it out of. I
know of no Senator or Representative that
is on terms of more intimate friondly rela
tions with the President than Mr. Wade j
and there is no man in either branch of the
legislative department of the Government
tbat is relied on more, and consulted so
much, by the Administration as he Is. He
is tbe warm personal friend of the Hon. E.
M. Stanton, the Secretary of War, and fre
quently, since the appointment of Mr. Stan
ton, has he Bent his carriage to Mr. Wade's
boarding-house to have him oome and see
him for consultation on matters relating to
the war, before breakfast, and after nine
o'clock at night. The fact is, Mr. Wade is
the legislative hero of this war ; and at a
time like this, when our country needs the
services of our wisest men,-to assist in sav
ing the Government, sustaining ths Con
stitution, and preserving the Union, it would
be a burning shame and disgrace to throw
aside a man of Mr. Wade's ability, experi
ence and acknowledged energy.
Tbe Legislature could most effectually
aid - the rebellion, if it desired, by the de
feat of Mr. Wade. I know of but two
classes of men here who oppose the election
or Air. wade; 1st, The traitors; and, zud,
A class of Generals in the army who Insist
on conducting the war, on peace princi
ples that is, keep the army up with its
cost of hundreds of millions of dollars to the
people, but no fighting.
H. G. BLAKE.
A Veto Called For.
The New York Evening F ott, with Its ac
customed ability, In a long article, on the
17th inBt, calls on the President to veto the
legal-tender clause in the Treasury note
Bill. We make a brief extract : -
Our Government, in the war for auDnreia-
ing the Southern rebellion, has iusl won a
series ef triumphs. We have carried one
rebel post after another on the Atlantic
coast, and spread, consternation into the in
terior. Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston,
Savannah and New Orleans are la alarm, and
are making their preparations for the possi
Dimy oi capttru. , sjn oui miaiaaa rivers
we stre driving them out of their strongholds,
and penetrating to the very heart of their
Confederacy, through a region closed against
as for months, yet full of people ready to
lay down their lives for the Union. Every
blow we now strike at the rebellion makes it
stagger, and every thing portends that the
war must soon end, ana with it tbe enor
mous sacrifices which it compels the nation
to make, ir tne pecnniary credit of tbe
Government was infirm a fortnight since,
when the people were dispirited by the slow
progress of our arms, it should revive now
in its lull vigor. The victories we have
gained are equal, at least, to five hundred
millions of dollars poured at once into the
public exchequer. Men see that tbey can
freely trust the Government when they see
the near end of the war.
You will be told that the Treasury-notes,
made a legal tender, will supplant and drive
out of circulation the notes of the banks.
The bankers know better. Tbe notes will
have the same effect here that the Inconvert
ible Treasury-notes of the rebel States have
there; tbey will be heaped in the banks and
become tbe basis of a vast irredeemable pa
per circulation, the value of which will di
minish every day. The banks of Pennsyl
vania are already, in anticipation of this,
asking tbeir Legislature for leave to in
crease their circulation. There is not a
bank in the country that does not expect to
begin to put out larger issues of its notes the
moment you sign the bill. The first effect
of this blow at the sanctity of all contracts
throughout our country, from the Hudson to
can rranclsco, tne nrst result of this new
flood of currency will be the entire disap
pearance of coin, high prices, a fictitious
activity in business and inordinate specula
tion, and the final result will be commercial
embarrassment and ruin. . This is tha his
tory of paper money the world over, and
the annals of finance show no exception to
the rule, ' '
Rrcbss or thb Lboislatubb. On Friday
last tbe Legislature took a reoess no til Tues
day. The pay ot the members and offloers
from f BOO to $600 per day suffered no abate
ment whatever. It is, probably, perfectly
right that this recess was taken. It mey be.
that many of the present members will
never be returned to the Legislature f the
people, and, therefore, it is well eaouff that
tbey should wear their legislative honors as
long as they conveniently can. The nature
of tbeir work, and the precipitancy with
which tbey have been doing it, inclines us
to the opinion that they should have two
holidays a yettk. Chillicotht Advertiser.
Frjssv Most'. A muss oosurred at the Le
Claire House, Davenport, a few days ago,
between a watchman and one of the misses
of the establishment Tbe mischievous Miss
was in tbe bablt of teasipg tbe watchman,
playing tricks on him, and even managing
to black his face. Watchy got indignant at
last, took Miss down, and spanked ktr. Miss
pioseouted for assault, but tha oompleUQt. on
bsaripg, was dis.wijMd.j,,-,., ... . i..
AD VEIt r I SEMENTS
Inserted stt the Xfollowlxig iiate
AdTertleene.U, aot exoeedlng Sve Hne (as MeM
Urtay ednrttsemeat. laawtad at th. fcUowtaa
rate, far sqnar. of tea Uaaai
tnrtT iim gi mm
lttmmrimmaaam 4 7
0 In Hum
WHEELER & WILSON'S
Awarded tb. First Premlara ae
Tbe Best FamU Sewing Machine
For three snccemlv yean, at lb.
For four sncresslve year, at
Till OHIO BTATB VAIB
For flv raecea.lv. years, at
THI CINCINNATI HICHAMUS' FAIB
Office, No. T7 West Fourth-st.
JaJS-if PIKI'S OPBB A-HCrTSBJ.
W HAT A TIM FIBST-0LAS8
Particularly adapted to tb.
BX A NOP AOTURB
Army Clothing, etc. eto.,
Which w. will sell
AT GBEATLT-REDUaSD PRICES.
Call at oar atom and eee then.
NIXON, CMTFIELD & WOODS,
Nee. 77 and 79 Walnut-stares.
TCilliams & Or vis
Improved Noiseless Double-thread
FAMILY SEWING r.UCHINL
rfTHK INCItEASBD T B 1W A If D FOR
JL these CNBIVALBD MACHINES has caileel
for a large increase of oar stoop-, anS we now lavtt.
th- Mldt-N a nt. hlnnM. v..t and rfree. maker, of
thia cltv to call and eee a Maehine for I an that wlH
do MURE WOKK, In less tine, and SO II B1T
TBnV, than any other In this market.
Samplea of heavy and light work, with circular,
rorwordi a on application at oar Central USloe leer
13 W. FOURTH ST., CINCINNATI,
(Commercial Bnildlnc), or
S. -tf ' Ho. 3'J3 Wanhlnctoa-et , BoaVm.
SPRING STOCK OF PIANOS.-I AM
now receiving my spring stock m
of Pianoa, bought eclualvely for aaVl!1! i at
a ish ; ana I am now prepared to of- fca 1
fer greater bargains for east) than 119 I I
have aver bern offered in this city.
for Light. A Bradbury's, Wm. Knabe A Ce.'a, or
Hal let. Davis A Co.'s, aod otherrood main.. Jte
member the number J West Fourth-st
O. M. MUBOBT.
Old Piano, take. In oichaage for new. felt
PIANOS FOR BINTI PIANOS FOK
fclNT.-fbave tbe largest stock aemm-l
of Pianos tor rent In this city, and eteWTT
tbe louast price per quarter i or lier'W?r-M"f
will rent and Ir t the rent pay tor the J B U B
Piano, at 7 West Fourth-st. " K 9
O. M MOROtT.
Old Pianoa taken la exchange for aew. Ul
Dally testily to ths sterling worth of
Ludlum'g Specifio Paste,
THB ONLY nURT AIN CI' RE FOK
PUIVATK DIBEASKH. Prloa Si. Ca. be
eent by rost auy-wbere. for six three-cent .tamp.
Orders strictly eonBdential.
Sold, wholesale ai,d retAll, by
DAVIDSON A BBO., Dmgfl.te, -(Succeesora
tt. O. al. Dixon.)
Market place, H. A, cor. Fifih and Main sta., 1
MILITARY MEN AND SUTLERS
WIIX SATK MONET BT PTJROHA8IN0
THEIR GOODS AT THB
New Rubber Store,
SOLI WKSTEBN AOINOT
For the Bale of tbe r at tent
COMBINATION CAMP COT!
No. 56 West Fourth-st.,
OSITI CABLISLB BLOCK.
ATHINO-ROOMS AND OYMNABITjai
Warn. OoreSSBhowec and Ptaage Baths.
open front fuur la tha morning nutU tea at aUjkt.
Meeafeenhlp r i i f,
lalUatioa , . . . ,m i.
Apply to L. HOHTOM. BeonlacT, at U.
Bank or at the eysaaaalosa.
Soldiers' Back Pay.
IWII.I. GIVE PROMPT ATTENTION
In procuring the back pay of aolJiera who ha.
eleilue agaiaat the United htalee. Also, ba prveeur
Irg pensions for those who have bee. wounU4
while la the army, and tor widows whoa, aaebaa.a
bar. bees killed Sale la the service .
FBAMKLIM HAliLIOAY, ' 1
IJjLlud giatn. Commissioner.
' SeS-tf ' Omse U Cuatoaa-aoaa.
CiKoiroin, Deo. S. usi. -
Berne Demand Sure Teat.
CiKciaaaTi, November 1, ISM
1'A STEIBri PU-aee eud as 13 diea, u&ru
t.iD.a.elc.of rooJi.XUa.J.6lOft EivJOltO FLVii
Uia, aud much oblige
AkOBBBT OlABKB A OO.,
' Wholesale Stationer.
Fat's Taaa aae., aaaaasaa. d.fcj
Al t. Tm ISBKLtt SIZES, FEOlf
tbe beet euellty to the cheapo.1, ou baud aaa
foraalabS . SilAUSl. CJlATriALD i WOODS.
noil TTaud ft) Vraluut-et. .
A ooalaialng the Slew, of the Week, ' Fureiaa
and Local, aud a Telegraphic Buoaiaer AtowtaB
aivewhere, up to the hour of gotnf to paean.
Jvf sals St th VvsaUia-rga. etttfe.i
IHE WEEK.LT PEEKS NOW