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Piklhktd Dally, Jtmdiji Kitred,
BY W. .1. MIIUTAOII A Ol)
OlOROt M. WISTOH, IOITO.
Tit publication oBoa of ths JValKmni
J ,"u5Ikws It al the northeast oorner of D Mil
'tenth street, Moond Boor, over W. D. Bhsp.
terd'sstor. Kntraoo on Bovsnth street.
Wednesday, April 16, 1862.
(TlMl BtlKr cm every pasje.-Sj
CLUBS POHTIIK DAILV NATION A I,
llKl'UDLICAN lO SUI.D1KII.
We bare been Induced lo offer our dally pa
per to soldiers, who shall form clubs, at lbs
following loir rates :
I copy, 4 months 1 1 JO
ft copies, 4 rnontbn l!.00
10 copies, 4 months 10.00
All over ten copies, at the rato of one dollar
per copy for four month
jfir The names mutt always bo accompanied
with tho raoner.
pr- Write tho names distinctly, and give
the company and the number ol the regiment.
- Tho papers will be mailed to one name,
or mo names win do writieu separaveij, u ue
8K.-SA.TOK UAIllUH UPON CONFISUA
TIOIV. Tho bill for the confiscation ol rebel property,
proposed by Mr. Harris In the Senate on Monday
as a substitute for the bill reported by the Judl
chry Committee, provides fur the forfeiture of
the entire property ol all persons having hereto
fore taken an oath to support the Constitution of
the United Stales, or holding positions iu the
Confederate service requiring theui to lako an
oath to support the Constitution of the Conled
eratc Government, who shall, alter the passage
of the bill, bo found In arms against the nation
al authority, or aiding and abetting others who
miy be win arms.
Mr. Harris's bill, as will be seen, does not
confiscate tho property of nil persons commit
ting ccrUla specified acts, but only of certain
classes of persons, so described as to exclude
those who may be entitled lo m-rcirul consld-1
cratlon, because Ignorant and raided by others.
The bill only reaches those who have held,
under the national and State Governments, or
now bold under the Confedcrato Government,
unices uf a grade to require, for the discharge
of their duties, the taking of no oath to support
the Constitution of the United SUtes, tr of the
The seventh section ol Mr. limit's bill Is as
' That every person bavins or pretending to
have any claim to tho service or Ubor ot any
other person in any Stale under tho Una there
ol, who during the resent rebellion shall take
up arms against the United Statos, or In any
mannor give aid and comfort to said rebellion,
ahall thereby turthwlth forfeit nil right In siieh
sen iio or labor; and the persona trmn w htm It
is claimed to be due, commonly celled slates,
shall, ij'so failo, on the coramlfdon or tho act
or forfeiture by the party bavin,; or pretending
to have any such eltim lolbu eervico ir tiibur
as alnresHid.be discharged therefrom, anu be
come forever thereafter freo persons, any Uw
uf any htate or or tho United Males to the inu
Irary notwithstanding. And whenever i.ny
person claiming to be untitled lo the sen lie oi
labor ot any other person declared to be ills
charged irum such labor or service under the
provisions oi mis act snail seoK iu eniuruo suets
claim, ho shall, In the nrnt instance, a d bolt ro
any order lor the surrender of the person
whose servico U claimed, establish Dot only
his title to such senile, a now provided by
law, hut also that he la and has been, during
the existing rsbolliun. loyal lo the tjuvcrnnicul
of the United SLitis."
Upon this section, Mr. Hurls ulw.Tved :
" But vv hatorer ele may or may not ho d c,
it cannot be wrong or unwise lor the Covern
meot to avail itsell of the power w hlch trevun
has placed In Its hands to declaro the forlrlturo
ul the slave property of rebul.
"As our armies advance further and still C iir
Iher Into rtbsl torrltory, the number ol -.laves
who will become separated Irum their matters,
nod thus practically et at liberty, will bo ion
staotly lncre vslng. 'lbe lunger the w.tr ton
tlnues, the greater will tm the extent ol ths
practical emancipation. What Is In bocorno (1
this con-tatilly increasing mass of ljniritnt,
improvident .degraded, and dispisedbwnsnily,
1 cannot Inreseo. liadcbtloy is as .et shrouded
In the Imaenelr ible mystery of future events.
But this i can prodn t, w ilh unerring ( erutnly,
that not one ol all this multitude whu chill Hum
be liberated thrim-.li the madne-s of their m u,
ters, will ever, with tint nuth'Tity ur conautit
o) Ibis (iovernniAlit, bo returnrd lo bondage,
ills liberation, sfuilLnlal In Its origin, nJ
seeming to he temporary, la suro to become a
permanent and mat tiling.
"The section now unlcr cor.Hidor.ttiou pro
vldes for the case of such liberated hUves. By
merely chnnslng liruleoreridouce.ihe Imriteu
is thrown upon the m o,ier, who claims that Ins
slave who has esuaocd flom ht tMitsSMinn
Mhali be returned lu hisservii , oi proving not
oni) uis line 10 suoa tervioo, out also 11141 no
hlniasif has not forfeited bis rlcht hv hla ivn
lnQdelity to his llnv ernmcnl. The prov lalon is
l)unded upon the iiresumption, by no me ins
violent or unreasonable lu mis rebellion, 1n.11
the slaveowner is himsoir disloyal. 1 rrgard
tbts as bv far lbe most Important and cmictlv 0
provision in this hecliou oi lbe bill. Wbern
the slave lontluues in tlie 1 uslody of Ink robcl
master al the cluso ot tho rebeiliou, it ia imt
very likely 1 think that he will he liberated n
the operation of this feclion, eicept, pt-rb iji,
in tho cate ol rebel leadnrs. wlone wlmin dm
late may be forfeited uudcr tho llrst btt.11011 1 1
Tho position Ukui by Mr. II. in 1, v, ilh Li
well known lonsvrvativo views, will lond to
remove any epprrhmelou that Cougiess cm
possibly adjtmrn without parsing some illl;it'ul
measttro for Iho contiscallon of the properly ol
What rreclse form such a n-'asuro will finally
ljk?it la not now ponlblo to forcsecj but th tt
II will include tho lih-ratlou uf tint slaves of
men who, alter lair warning, shall continue to
makowar upon llw nation, we have no doubt.
Gov. Johnson, ol Tinncm-ec, says that ti icbel
has no right to own any species of prop:rly.
Certainly, lo permit lura to exereisa dominion
over others, Is an Intolerable abrurdlly.
Indiana Poutich. At the fuwiishlp uliciiou
held in Indiana, 011 the 7th Instant, the Uepub.
llcans of two of tho counties ol Iho fifth cou
gresilonal dislriot, (Mr. Jullau's,) utiniiuled
their candldaloi for couniycfU-ers as herctolore,
by popular vote. The central (.omuiiilri-s ol
those counties also roccmincnded aaevprcsaltn
by ballot as to a candidate for Congress, whLh
w given for Mr. Julian without opposition or
division. We are glad to learn lint his relurn
to Congress by the peoplo Is beyond any serious
controversy. 111b Iufluence In the House, rest.
log upon tM solid basis of great ability and
uncompromising personal and political Integ-
rily, will Increase with each year of servica In
the national councils.
Tab Oath of ALLEouNccThe oath pre-
scribed as a quallflcallon fur voting In this
District. In the bill pending In Iho Senate, (rol
ativo to which see our congressional and local
columns,) Is peculiar In requiring not only
present allegiance, but loyally In all tho past.
This It right.
Jin ARDTHI1IM AT TUB CAP1TAI.
, TI WAR.
This is all that men talk of In all circles
lAetair. No matter what the circle maybe
Congressional, political, social. Everybody
wants the latest news from Yorktown, trom
the Merrimao, from rituburg Landing, and
so on. The dispute still raged yesterday over
the Pittsburg battle. Some were certain that
the Union forces on Monday recaptured the
guns lost In tho Sunday's light, as well as a lot
more of tho rebel guns. Beauregard makes a
positive statement on ono lido, and several of
our letter writers on the other. The 7ri!sun of
yesterday, says veryjuslty, "There surely must
be stupendous lying ou ono side or the other."
Perhaps thero Is some lying on both I Possi
bly before this number of the paper goes to
press, official news from General Ilslleck will
settle the miller. There Is one thing we may
rely on-oto- Utntrali will not 111 In their
otuclil reports, and herein they are unlike
the rebel commanders.
A NUV MAJOn OENKllAL.
President Ltuculn never did a belter thing
than lo mike the gallant Mitchell, who has
token possession of ono hundred miles of the
Memphis and Charleston railroad, a major gen
eral. Tho nomination was sent Into the Senate
yesterday afternoon, and every one who heard
of It was pleaded. Honors to the brave and
successful 1 This is ths rule of war. Thirty
years ago this Mitchell showed his pluck and
military qualities In Cincinnati. A bank riot
raged throughout tho city, and the city govern
ment for the time was under tho lect ol the
mob. Mitchell was called up )n, and, with a
sm ill force, be succeeded In restoring order.
We have teen no array paymaster who is Just
up from Yorktown. He says our army have sut
fered greatly for tho want ol proper lood during
the I tst week, bnt that the roads are drying up
and (re this thlr wants aro supplied. It Is not
ut all likely that e shall hear of any stirring
news Iroin that quarter for some days yet, no.
lew tho iltrrimue comes out and gels up a
grand naval battle near the Kip Haps. Our
Informant says the rebels are sure to be beaten.
There was n stlrrlog debate in tho Sen
ate up'jn this Massachusetts general, who Is
imprisoned on a chuge cf treason, yesterday
Mr. McDougull, ol California, severely attacked
Secretary Stanton and the committee on the
I conduct of tho war. S.mutor Wade replied, in
bis best vein, defending his commlllee against
the attack made upon it. He did not hesilate
lo chuge that our generals had been ton slw
la the prosecution ol the war.
ANOTIIkU r-RDHLAVEnr ORObK.
General Hooker has Issued another "order'1
to the officers of bis division, from which we ex
troct the lollowlng :
" Under no circumstances will officers or men
having staves ownd In the secession Stales.
perum tnem 10 embirK wun tnem, but will ill
n-ct that ttiev be left at the depots, whero thev
will be nrotected. Ill In violation cf the laws
of tho land lo ue Ihrm for private purposes ;
nor will tnoH navirg staves owueu in Mary
land, for Ibis Is pillage."
The General, we hope, knows better how lo
11 ;ht than be dot s to w rite Grammar certainly
Is not his fvrte morals neither. An oW.'er ol
the div Mon writes n lel'er upon tho order to
the Hon. Mr. Hutc'ulns, of Ohio, from which no
mike lbe subjoined txtract:
Our efflcra feel more deenlv aggrieved nl
this last ls'ue than at anything like It ptecwllng.
Thee slaves have lied to us lor protection Irom
cruel and unjust masters; they have rendered the
army and tho Government invaluable Inform 1
lliiii and aiti'lnce t Ihev have been hired and
p tid by the ollicers lor liieir personal services,
the tnos of ibim showing a aimplo bearled
eil, a loyal purpoe, and a true uffHllnn,
which have won us toward litem. We need
their labors m servants, us guides, and as spies;
we have learned to value, to pity, and to aid,
as well as to depind upon them. Mini we
then send them adrift, deliver litem up. and
l-.tvu them to tie bunted out and hounded down
by thilr rebellious and hcjrtlras masters;"
v nuns lli.su.
Col. Corcorau sent word lo the President, by
a relumed prisoner, a fjw days since, that
vvhilj he was anxbus to regain his lllwrty, yt,
it in the oplutou of the Guvernm-nt, hj could
bet serve his country in the j vlls of the South,
ho was H-tlclly content with his loll This Is
true patriotism, as well as lofty counge. It
was t-labid, in the 11 uso yestetday, t'lat the
auLlioritien htd made an agreement for the ex
change of Col Pegruiu for Col. Wiicov, of
Mtchiga'i that Pt-gram came lo Wa-hington,
and that while hrre, Ity soras hocui i.03, tho
exchange was shifted lo some other man. Mr.
Trowbridge, ol the House, charged iliis woik
upon the Acju'aut General. A now city rail
way bill was reported iu tho honale yistenlay.
TheCommilko ou foreign Kbtl ions will ln-
diy report tbe new Mavc tradj treaty wilb
K'lgland Tho Commitleu on tho Cmiduct (1
tbe War w 11 make a trip b 1) ill Ituii -nd Ma
uais on Mondvy. Si'ruraToa.
lilt. JIW lOll It 'MM if) Ilk.lOJll.NU
Thu New York Tim's, which has made list if
notorious by lis advocacy of lbe qttiit slralegy
ol the "Army ot the Potomac," broke out lusl
week in the lollowlng warlike elraio :
"flm Navy liaptrtmenl baa doubtless good
reasons to give lor permitting tho disabled
Msrriraao to bo reutlod at leisure, nndlo select
her own linio and pi toe for another essay of
hor tlestritcllvn powers. Among those In New
York who uuderstacil such matters, quite ns
well as tho Secretary himself, It Is believed
that the msans Instituted (partly by Govern
ment) to destroy tho Merrimau, would have
dono tho work far more effeolttally bad thoy
attacked her buldly at the navy yard, crippled
and wllhout steam, than thoy can tin It now
when she la repaired, nowly armed, and with
hlo tin tip and abundant so vroom. That tbnso
advantages aro on berRldo is unquestionably
a source of extteme alarm, not only to tho pen
pie but to Ihe Government. Tho litter, for
t,Hr of tho monstor. is unable to harbor iho
fleet of transports tributary to the armv of
lbe l'otomao unuor tne gitna ot 1 oriruss iioii.
roo; and tho pttbllo, equally fearful, shows
none or tho ctilutisiaallo vattttactlnn which the
sflcndld victories on tho Mississippi and Ton
iii'Ssooko fully warrant. Why, If ourintllod
champions aro what they aro ropiesouled lo
bo, do they not aook tholr oiioinv, aud at mice
terrain tto Iho general suspense '.'"
Wedouotkuowhowlt may lsjamong"lbtse
III New York who understand such mailers,"
bijt here iu Waeblnglon, where somo mjtlere
are Incomprehensible, a suggestion by lh'3 New
York 'Ames that anything in Ihe rebel world
should bo "boltlly ullacktd," Is very mysterious.
This Is a now rote for tbe Timet to appear In.
In New York, reasons may exist In certain
disappointed steamboat quarters for laying upon
the Secretary of Ihe Navy the blame of leaving
the Merrimao to bo filled up without obstruc
tion at Norfolk. In Washington, that blame Is
put upon qullo other shoulders. We had an
idlo army here for months, which could have
(pared, at any lime, the force necessary tor the
capture of Norfolk.
All Iho Pennsylvania voluulerrs wuundoiliu
I action during the war uru lo bo carried to
' Philadelphia for hotplUU etirn.
The President, yesterday, transmitted to Ik
House of Representatives, In reply to a resola-
tlon of that body, voluminous documents rela
tlvo to the condition of our affairs with Mex
The correspondence between Secretary Sew
ard and Mr. Uorwln Is highly Interesting, as
well as Important Mr. Seward writes, under
dtfeof Juno 3, 1861, that" Information has been
received, which wears an air of aulhencily,
fiat a'deslgn exists on the part of the Insurgents
to gain possession of Lower California. The
United Stales does not desire to acquire any
part of Mexico.
Tho President expects that you will exercise
your best judgment to prevcol Insurgent armed
vessels Irom finding shelter in Mexican ports,
and prevent arms being carried through Mex
ico." Mr. Corwin writes to Mr. Seward, 29th June,
18C1 : "It has been my constant endeavor,
since my arrival here, to possess tho Mexican
mind of tho true cause of our difficulties, and
thus enable tbem lo estimate the danger to
this republic, which will result Irom any un
favorable termination of them. I am quite
sure, that whilst this Government will on-
dearer to preserve peaceful relations with all
European powers on fair terms, It regards tho
United States as lis true and only reliable
friend In any struggle which may Involve Us
Mr. Corwin writes lo Mr. Seward, July 29th,
UC1, that "Karope is quite wllliug U see us
humbled, and will not fall to take advantage
of cur embarrassments to execute purposes of
which she would not have dnamed had we
remained at peace."
Mr. Seward writes lo Mr. Corwin, September
2d, 1SC1 : " The President greatly desires that
the political statu of Mexico, us au ludepend'
cut n ttlon, shall be permanently maintained."
Mr. Seward writes to Mr. Corwin, February
2olh, 1SG2, that It Is not advisable to negotiate
a treaty which will require the Uullcd i'lates
to assume any portion of the principal or In
tcrcst of the debt of Mexico, or that will re
quire the concurrence of European Powers.
Mr. Seward writes to Mr. Corwin, April 3,
18C2 : " Under these circumstances the Presi
dent Is unable'o snggod lo you any other
mode for contributing to the deliverance of
our sister republic from the embarrusstneoU
by which It Is surrounded, which will be ac
ceptable to the Senate. Meanwhile, 1 desire to
direct your most earnest attention to the neces
sity of guarding, if possible, against any such
pledge of the resources of Mexico to foreign
Powers as might affect our course Injuriously,
or Impair the ability of lbe people or Mexico
to sustain the free Government established by
their own choice. You will not leave the Gov
ernment of Mexico In doubt, for a moment, that
the Governmeut and people ol the United
States are not indifferent concerning tbe peril
by which Ihey are menaced."
C01.U vi rn's ConmcATioN Dux. Tho sub
stitute of Mr. Collamer to the pending confis
cation bill has some peculiar feature". It pro
vldes that any person or peraous owing allegi
ance to the Unll-d Suies, wh shall, alter Its
p tssago, commit acts of treasou, shall, on con
vidian, by confession or the testimony of two
wlimsses, suiter cither death or imprisonment
lor not less than fivo years, and be fined not
If as than teu thousand doll irs, tho flue to be
levied upon any ur ull ol the property of the
p irsous so convicted ; and every such person
shall be f. rever Incapable and dl qualified
from holding any ofll:o under tho United
Stales. The slaves if such convicted persons
ure declared free. Any act of treason com
mitted prior Ui tbe passage of this net, miy be
punished, by any law now existing. The Pres
ident is empowered, through commissioners,
lu hold, occupy, or rent the prnpnly of arm
ed rebels until emb a tim as judicial pro
ceedings shall In restored In site's District.
After a S ate, or part of a State, In whlcl the
inhabitants have been declared In Insurrection,
shall liavu so cmtinucd for six months, the
Prtsidonl may, by proclamilion, liiaday when
ths slaves or irersous continuing in rebellion
ahall be free. Tbe President is also empow
erd to grant pardon tr amnesty to any such
ptrsous, at his discretion.
Jtff-Tlio Philadilphia Inquirer, in reference
t J th 1 heavy los-es at Pittsburg L iu Hug, says:
"Tho hiavy slated loss ot etb'ei-n to twenty
th itisand mm was doubted by all, an. I, llmuk
lortuue, llu ro was reason to suppose thai few or
no Piuin-Uimit troops were vtigaged in the
"Motheisand wivta ol our oily wne lliuslor
t uc sp trcd tho aony ol sttspcusu lor Ihe safe
ly of bright youug h' arts aud noble souls, and
all were enabled lo tlisius wllh equanimity
tbe ubsotbiug topic ol tho hour."
This puiagrjpli was probably vtiilli-u In
hasto and c tr. lessly. Wo aro sure It ch.-s in.
juslico in die generous loyalty of a grcit stale,
and lliat 1 1 no pirl of il will (ho slaul.Ur of
11 ttional troops bo vk wed with 'r'utiifmi;,'
in tidy beciusrt Penusylvanians may not lup
p.M! to bi tho stiiKrers.
Liio.bu A commissioner, appointed by the
Government ol L'bsrla, to tt'jgotl tie lor recog
nition by Iho United Stilus, to lm followed by
commercial treaties, has been In this country
for ibree or lour months, and H now In ibis
clly, or was last we. k. lie had not Ihen mado
any formal movt incut, but was waiting the turn
of events and Iheadviciof llnse fiiendly to his
His reprcsctilalions of the progress of Liberia,
and ul the upming which II present for Indus
trious colored peopte, are borrl'iil and Interest
ing. LlTLaT ll.OM l'lmrMs: MuMluK AMI YulIK
iow.. - A dirpalih Irum Geu. Wool, dattd 1
p. 111. yesterday, sats thai nothing hasoicurred
siuco tho dispatch irom bitu in Iho utoruiog, lo
disturb tbe quiet then rcnrttcbled. The firm
weather is very faiorablu to tho oprallons at
Yolktown, and It Is probable that Gen. Mc
Clellan will soon be able to op in bis batl' rlts
ou Ihe fortifications of Ihe enemy. Tho French
minister had paid Gen. Wool a visit at Fortress
Montoe, and was received with a ealuto of IS
Jiir- lo reply to Mr. MeDougall, In the Sen
ate yesterday, Judge Wade said, In reference
to tbe arrest ot Gen. Stone, that the evidence
taken before Ihe committee on the conduct of
the war juiUOud that act. He, however, did not
know whether the arrest was predicated upon
this evldeuce, or unan facia olherwiss within
the knowledge of I In President. ,
Win. Kissatie, IhQt'liiUiiualivi so notoriously
I mplicatcdlu the burning of tho steamer Marlha
vvaaiiington, some live years ago, was kllleii in
the desperate balllo ut Fort Craig, in New
T" 4'v " '
A Gam.u Kansis. Tho Leavenworth (Am-
serwfiw 'pakllshes a tetter addressed on tho
Stk; Instant io Gov. Robinson, byGen. Colla-
sto, coioMLog as follows 1
''The Ilouse'of Representatives shall have
the sola power to Impeach."
ins nouse 01 uepreseuiaiiTuis oi imhi v
Kansas, on the 11th dv of February, passed
tbe following resolve!
V Jletolvtd, That Charles Itoblnson, Governor,
John W, Doblnson,8oretary of State, andoeo.
8. Illllyer, Auditor or mo State 01 Kansas, ue
and they are harebr Impeached for high mis
demtanora In office." , .,
Thus disabling you from acting as Governor
of Kansta " until the disability shall be re
moved." Your attarapled tomoval of myself from
omoe, appointing n successor In ray place, re
ifuinus ins ue quHnermMiur tv""11 vi nu-
ius to make a rtport to you as oommander-ln
ohlef, and ail other acts which you have done
or may do ns Governor or commander In chief,
Ull the " disability shall be removed," 1 look
upon as your acts of usurpation and heaping
upon the people of this State Injury to wrong.
Finally, I will add, thttl In the latter part of
May, last psst, some of ths companies of the
Kansas First being nearly full, lacking only a
few rnembars to reach the minimum number
required beloro mustering in, you then being
Uovernor of Kansas, requested of me, quarter
master general of Kansas, "to go down to
Leavenworth and get some of those poor mis
erable devils to enlist and pay them ft va dollars
apiece, with the understanding lor them to
desert the next day."
This base proposition was made by you lo
me on the arte r noon of the 30lh day of May,
Tbe man so depraved, so lost to honor and
hade, will not scruple to assert anything or
do any act, let It be rover so corrupt and
wicked, when It Is fjr his solnsh Interest so
Yvftr obedient servant,
lltu. W. COLLAMOKX.
Soldikks' Liotkes. The Post Office Depart
ment has issued an order that tie certificate
" Soldier's Letter," when the tellers are written
by soldleis, at dclaclud post', or In hospital,
may bo signed by tho cbaplalu or surgeou ul
such post or hospilal, as wall as by any field
ufllocr, and shall be equally recognized by post
masters. Postage to be collected 00 delivery.
CovttatiATioxs. We learn that tho Gover
nor of New York, I!. D. Morgan, was yesterday
confirmed by the Senate, as Major General of
Volunteers; and that, among others, Carl
Shnrz was confirmed us a Brigadier General of
Mnu:ut.TS ok Vav Doits. Ton Memphis
ll'ai;, of the 2!Kh of Milch says. '-Gen Van
Dorn b Iho entire urmy now ut Van Daren,
reorgan'zlng it. II is not unlikely, Irom what
we have learned freiu Lieut. Thurnlcn, thai
Price and Polk will soon be left alone lo take
care of that section of Arkansas. Van Dorn
will move In another direction, where he may
be able to strike un tllVclttal blow lo lbe Union
army of the West."
Van Dorn was, no doubt, with Deauregirdnt
Important Order Concerning Ilia Ship
ping of Coal
1'iill.ADr.i.rBiA, April 1 1, 1SC2.
A dispatch was received this tnornlog Irom
1 he Secretary ol the Treasury, Clrectlag tbe
collector of iho pott not to clear any vessel
with anthracite coal for foreign ports, or home
ports south ot Delaware bay, until otherwise!
ordert d. This dispactb, being misconstrued on
the first report, created quite an excitement In
the slock board, it being supposed lo tip
nlv to all vessels, and exciting fears that tbe
Merrimao had got out. Prom certain facie
that have transpired, the order is supposrd to
in a precautionary meueure ou the part of the
Government to prevent ribels from rece'vlng
supplies of coal via Havana, shlpptd from
Northern ports In barrels, A.;.
Death tirCoi.JAiiiKS Auian. Information
was recclv ed hero Monday morning by tele
irranh from Cairo that Col. Alban, of the Eltih
terolh Wisconsin rtgiment, was killed while
leading bis regiment In a most gtllant charge
during tne nrst aaya nauit at i'tiisbtirg Ljanu.
ire. Ills death has not heretofore been nun
tioned In the dispatches from tbe batlln Held.
lie was ine lamer-in-iaw 01 tne nun. 1. inner
llaocbett. member of Conzrcss Irom lbe secoHd
Wisconsin district. Col. Alban lived at Plover,
Wisconsin; was a lawyer ol eminence, and at
one lime a judge of one of (he courts or his
Slate, and uulversallv respited and beloved
by all who knew bim. Ho has died as the brave
and gallant soldier would ever wish to, In tbe
van of war. J ttomm inl uijiicer.
IteiiEL (jitstitAua Tho rthel general have
h.d a hard umo of it during Iho war. (Urnelt
was killed at Carriik'a Ford; lttirlou aud Bee
wore killed at Manassas ; . illlcoffsr waa Wilted
at Pishing Creek; UcUullct h, MiIntDsh, and
HI ilk were killed at Pea Itldge: A. Sidney
Johnston was killed at Pittsburg Umdlng ; V
H. (loorge Cooke killed himself at Richm ml ;
Ttighman was captured at Fort lienry ; Itutl -ner
was rapliirod at Port llnnotsnii ; llushroil
Johnson was captured with Uuokner, and, vlo
Utlng his parole, eseaned; Maikall, (lmll and
talker were taken at Island No. 10; Floyd and
Pillow are suspended in disgrace for running
awayfrom Fort Donelson; Twiggs, Fauullnroy,
jAcXaon .md Bonham resigned : Grayson died ;
and tleauregard, Johnston and Johnson have
been killed In tho late battle.
Wo are glad to notice Ibal, under tho appro
pi iallon ol 120,000, j ml ut,isl by Congress lor
that purpose, tho woik uf coiupb ting lbe, Geu
mat Po-t Office edilico has been lusiuued. The
hall lialshod roof 011 tho cisllront will speedily
la put in such coudilion ns In pttsetvo the lit
teilor nl the building Irom il inirfgo ; several of
1L0 new looms, Indhpfiieahlo hi Iho dispatch
ol business, will be fitted up ior use, and the
whole building beullilled by the outlay ol Ihe
small stun named. Klisha J. 1111, Lsq , the
superintendent ami disbursing olliior ol the
DepirtuifUt, deBeives credit I01 hit energy nud
good Uto In lh.se airuugcuienta. -Jvuf. Int.
The Fhkkcii Navy. The following is Hie
atretiRthof the Iron-armored navy ot Franeet
Llass. liiins.ivrnws. ao. vessels.
Frigate . ...
Ship Prince Imperial.
Totil 311 I
In addition In this, thoro am seventy-seven
vessels on tho stocks, in Minting TH guns, aud
requiring a tol.il crew of 11,'JJu nin.
A Iibit'oit Iiiw tv Iowa. -The Legislature ol
Iowa has just pissed a bill which is exceeding
ly rigorous In lis provisions against Ihe sale ol
intoxicating liquors. lt-.--i.l.-s Imposing the
seven st penalties for viol illoiis of the law, It
piovldra that liny person tiny giro Information
where liquors at e known or Huspctod to be
kept, on which luformalio 1 a sutrch warraut It
obliged to be Issued, and not lunge or venue
is allowed to the accused, no mailer before
what court he may be brougbton tbe complaint.
The Rolling of alcoholic liquors Is taide a peni
Rttma Salk or Noktiuumuis. A very large
proportion or the privates In the Southern
armies are Irishmen, and many of them have
been obliged to enter the ssrvlce.
Tbe deserters speak of numerous outrages
perpetrated In Memphis, upon persons going
up the river, and slate that In oue Instance a
steamboat captain bad actually sold an entire
boat load of Northern laboring men In tbe Con
federate army, at so much per ho.id. ,Y. 1.
It is said that the boasted BrllUh Volunteers
have virtually ceased to exist. They aro not
self-sustaining, and demand aid Irom the Gov
ernment to purchase now uniforms. It is ad
mitted by Ungllsh authorities that If aid is not
granted inoir numbers vvi'l quire um to an ex
tent that will destroy their tllloloney. Tho
sul-joct oOLuplod the attention of Parliament,
aud gives riso to serious discussion in the col
umns cf tho press,
Great Strength of the
iSlcirmisliing' beloro the
IIki'ork Yoritowk, April 15 Yesterday
morning about two o'clock a section of artil
lery was posted within half a mile of the rebel
works near the river, supported by sufficient
Infantry to prevent their being captured, Fif
teen shots were Dred Into the rebel earthworks
before they were able lo bring thctr guns to
boor, when our men withdrew without damage.
A doe view was yesterday obtained of the po
sition of tho rebels both at Yorktown and Glou
cester, from Palrhotd House, mouth of Worm
llth'a creek ; 21 guns were seen In the water
battery nt Yorktown, and 9 at Gloucester. At
tho latter place a large number of workmen
were engaged in erecting new works. Al York
town, the old works usrd during the siege ol
1780 were still visible, and readily distin
guished from those of rrceut construction.
Heavy guns were mounlcd un their walls,
and the rebel Dig was flying from Us bailie
menta. The principal wharf was covered with
commis'ary stores, while the river was dolled
with sails. Krery one appeared lo be busy, as
ihnugh the coming struggle depended upon his
Lato In the afternoon, a schooner anchored
t short distance above the wharf was burnt.
Tho flotilla wus yestord iy til'ernoon engaged
tn shelling out a body of rebels who were en
gjgid in constructing a sbora battery about
lour miles below Gloucester. Tbe result tt
the tiring was not anowo.
On Saturday, Corporal Waller II. Ueao, com
piny K, Derdan'a Sharpshooters, was shot
through the neck and back, while on picket.
Tilings aro remarkably quiet.
Last night 11 slight shower occumd. This
morning the sun soon made lis app Mrancc.
From Gen. Banks's Column.
l.ntvliuitu, April 1. A n ill on u siluto was
tired to-day, In celebration of the rrc 'nl victo
ries, by order of Gen. Dinks. Great enthusi
asm was maullesled throughout lbe divlsiou.
The Ur.ng at p'ekets Is continued by the
FROM NEW MEXICO.
Fifly-Seveu Texaus taken Prisoners
al Apache Days
AHard Fight at Pigeon Ranclio,
15 Miles from Santa Fo.
iiEtWL HvrPLY Tn.iur
Di.wmi, April 7. Information Irom New
Mexico slates that on tho VOlh ull., Colonel
Hough, with thirteen hundred men, reached
Apache Day, his advance co-isisting of three
companies ol cavalry. He had un engagement
b yond Ibis place with two hundred aud fitly
nbil cavalry and took fifty seven prisoners.
The Federal loss was four kttlul aud uleven
At Pigeon Ranche, lllieen miles Irom Santa
Fe, on Ihe 19th ultimo, Col. Hough met eleven
hundred Texans slrongly p wteil In tho mouth
of a csflon. Col. Hough, engaging the enemy
in front with seven companies, wbllo Major
Cberlngton with four companies attacked their
n ur, succeeded In driving the rebel guard away
Irom Ihtlr supply train, which was captured
and burnid. We also caplurcd one cannon
alter spiking lu Tbe light continued from
uoou till four o'clock, when it cea-ed by inulual
ooiiseiil. Col. Hough withdrew bis lorccs lo a
clerk lour miles distant.
The Federal loss was three officers uud tweu
Iy privates killed, and from forty to fifty
wcu ided The r brl lots is not known.
Coniiuitutctiluii la-twecn Cols. Hough and
Ctuby is uiutinualty kept up.
This dispatch does not tally wlt'i tint rebel
n port, clt New Orleans, ol the surrender of
Fort Craig. liu. Rmiiducan.
Opot ationsof our Atlantic Floet
on the Coast of Georgia.
Oouti'aljnuclm Scut to
A Tuousaiiti Contrabands needed ou
SI. Simons' Island,
i'orly of Hum L'omlorliiblj Lo-
rnleil on Ihe Properly of
T. ttuller MUng.
The Navy Department has received ills
patches Irom Ujntmodore Dunont enclosing a
communication to him Irom Commander Go
don, dated United Slates steamer Mohican,
March UOHi, irom which il appeurs that on Iho
17th ulL with tin: lattnchis and anuUier armed
boat he entered Jckyl Cnek, (coast ol
Georgia,) and proceeded to Dullguons, u pi ice
whero ho discover 'i a ballery ol three guns,
erected lu command thai rtroatn, and ibe re
main ol a camp ol s 'inu two buudre I uiou.
A conalderabl i number of cat le icmuliiril
ou Ihe Hand, but wire v.ry wild tipo-i utr
men uppioajhlllg them. Ull the 2A1 (he
Illbb mado ber uppearanco, an I Cant, llouiellu
at once commeui,ed placing buoys lor the liar
Commander Goduii says: 'Cunlrabunls
continue to come to us. I sunt a number by
tbe Potomaskl lu Peiuandiua, and nlsu several
by tho Connecticut. Wo lauded our field
pieces and a strong force ou Colonel's Island,
and obtained what we needed, aud that night,
a'tcr again firing a shell or two at Fancy Dlttlf,
proceeded to St. Simons.
"Thero I landed all tbe contrabands with
their corn and provisions, tools, etc., and hiving
housed them, set them to work. Already thoy
hiv. nlunffvil nnLitoee. and lo morrow thev Ijh
gin to prepare the land for corn. They nave
est up their mill, and I have loldlhem that tbry
are to plant cotton, and Ihus become of use lo
themselves. TbeyBeem contented, but without
a vessel at tho other end of Ihe Island, they are
lu danger of being Interfered with by soldiers
landing in that direction and approaching them
St. Simons Is a fine rich Island, about ten
miles long. On the not th end Is a village
called Frederlca. It Is said to be healthy. A
thousand blacks could be usefu'ly employed
boro uud io ide r If supporting. Su h a uo vi", ,
properly managed, won Id do much g ud Too it
that ure now here, somo forty In number, lltu
ou T. Duller King's place, and under com ul
1 .i !
1 !" t
of Fort Pulaski!
termbIe EFFECT Of ovn
REBEL FEARS FOR RICyjlOlUD.
The Murrimac Cfcuiot.
I'rrparatlons for Ihe Mlack on
Kortrksb Monkoic. Aoril 11.--A llii! of Iruco
went up to Crancy Island this afternoon and
breughi back two Norfolk papers. They were
taken to headquarters, and though containing
tbe Important Information of the unconditional
surrender of Fort Pulaski, an iffort baa been
inaue, in accordance wltn Ihe policy that pre
vails here, to keep even this Kooti news Irom
the reprrscntal we. f thu pn t: I am, how
ever, alio lo give yu lbe spisimcnof lbe
glorious news lis publiibed iu the Savannah
The Krj.iiAican says substantially "that 11
teams witu ueep regret mat, alter a gallant
delenco against guns mostly superior. Fort Pu
laski surrendered at two o'clock P. M. yester
day (the 111b.) Corporal Law, or the Pulaski
Guards, who did not leave Thunderbolt until
after the flag was hauled down, brings Intelli
gence of the sorrowful event. It was uncon
ditional. Seven Urge breaobts were made lu
ths south wall by the Federal battery or eight
Parrot guns al King's Landing. All tho bar
Wtle guns on that side wcru dlsraountoJ, and
ilso three or the casemate guns, leavlu but ouo
gun bearlog on thai point Three balls enter
ed the inagstlne, and a cb'ar breach was mado
in It. The halls ucd were conical, propcllid
with such force that they went clear through
Iho walls at nearly everv Am. Col. Olm-load.
who was lu command, telegraphed Ibo previous
evening mat no ntimtii ising coum sund upon
the ramparts tor even a single moment, and
that over ono thousand large shells bad explo
ded wllbln tti lorL"
The tymoffeaupiihlislH this as a poetcripl
u) a part of lis edition, and makes no com
ments, nor gives any parlletila'S as to the num
ber of men and officers in Hie lort at tho limo
if Us surrender. II say, howevtr, Ibal none
of its defenders were killed and bu four
KXAItl run RICHMOND.
A Richmond paper contains au editorial ex
hibiting considerable fear for the safely ol
Richmond. It intimates that tho Monitor, tho
Natigatuck and Galena, all armored vessels,
might ess ly come up the James river, and by
their invulnerability and powerful guns take
and keep lit sseestou of the city. To prevent
such a result it prop wes that tho channel of
toe James rirer snail do obsirncteif. stone, it
says, is abundant lor tne purpose and should
do useu at ou:o.
HIS Ut.HUIMlO NOT OUr TO DAT.
Nothing has been seen of the Merrimao to
day. Tbe lido has been low, and Ibis may
nave kept iter in. tviny in tne morntog a
rebel tug ran out from behind Sewall's Point,
bnt soon returned. Later In (be day there was
a large Ure in the woods ou the Point, appa
rently from tbe burninc of brush, which rn
gaged tho attention of the curious, and gave
rise lo some speculations mat tue rebels were
Duitding a new nailery mere.
Parties who came In Irom tho idvanco of our
army In Ironl of lorktown bring no news ol
Importance. There are dally rcconnolssances
and dally skirmishes, but wilb uo retults of
special loierest. too work oi preparation lor
tne struggle goes on wltn uotu tides, as lo
our own preparations, It Is sufficient to say thai
they are ample. If the enemy are able to stiid
Ihe bombardment that will opeu upon Ibeui
some of these fine mornings, they liave belter
guns and more of tbem lb in we give tbem
credit for. Slill thero Is no use overlooking
the lact that the rebel position is a strong one.
and not suso pllble of bilng Hanked. Never
theless, It win bo lorcod.
A Teasel has been dl matched Irom here to
the mouth of Ihe Rappahannock liver to tske
on boird a lot uf some two hundred lugltlvo
slaves who are In the woods thero.
In explanation of the non llrli'g ol Ihn Nau
gatuck on Friday last, when Ihe rebel steamer
Yorklown captured three vessels, she being
then lu full range, it is stated that Iho Nauga
luck was aground and could not bring her gun
to bear. Defore she wss In a position to do
strvico tho Yorktown got olf with her prizes.
Emancipation. -As fir us Ihe returns have
been rtceivt-d Iho Vole lu Western Virginia
stmdsas iullows: For. Against.
New constitution ivn bl
Gradual emancipation 1,5)1 52
I'm t inu Mttioi'iii suvts. John Drown, Jr ,
(su called,) writes to some I r lend In Canada,
trim Htiinbuldl, Kinaa, Much 1th: "IVe
liavo Ihus far, as a regiment, sttccdditl in
Itcelng 1 700 ilaves belonging to rebels In
A number ul employees lu Iho Philadelphia
p el outco navo resigned.
Tho Pope of Rome has sent 500 lor the re
lief ul Ihe distress in lbe west of Ireland.
The New (Means (.'mcinf calls lor a tini
vorsal rush to arms, and is responded to by a
universal rusn to logs.
There are al Iho prccint limo ono huudred
and Hltv dlvorio ca-es pending beloro Ibo Su
premo Court of D'slon.
Thero aro now 250 rebel prisoners iu Fort
D 1 iw.it.'. neat Philadelphia, coldly those cap.
tmed ut Winchester, by General Shields.
John 11. Pulver, lata master-at arms on board
the United SUtes Irigato Congress, died In Dos
ten on Saturday,
Hi leva Legislator.) has (itsclcd that tho
cost of jury liials shall be paid by lbe losing
party, thus saving Ihe Statu about $75,000 an
nually. B"uurrgard wauls lo make cannon out of
bills Wo tried lo make a big gun out of John
II ill, aud coiild'ut. Uut bo wasn't true metal. -Lmlivilit
Sixty large botes ul goods wero contributed
by tho poo lo of Mllwaukls fur tho wounded
soldiers at Pittsburg, In less than twenty-four
hours alter tho call bad been made.
ANoiuKiiMtitBiMAO. Tho Augusta (Georgia)
tluvni.'e fivian JcrWiiKtc number two is now
b 'ing built and itiatly leady, at a certain Gulf
port, und that II Is two hundred and fifty leet
lu length and filty leot beam.
Tho Havana papers state that tbo sugar
oi op Is abitudaitl Ibis year, and that largo
iiuaullilcs aro received dally in Havana lor ex
portation. In coitsiquence, there Is a gluut
d stiiiud lor shit s, which aro now very scarce.
Iho Richmond K&tmlntr learns Ibat Iho ex
pi ndiltires ol the Confederalo Government aie
ut Ihn rale of two or three millions a day, and
thero Is a weekly add! ion of lh.it sum to the
flov. Bucklnirbain. of Connecticut, has been
ohosen prtaldent of Iho Amerloan Temperance
Union, In place or ex Governor if rigge, oi Mas
sachusetts, deceased, and bos algo'lled bis ac
ceptance ot Iho office. An excellent appoint
tneut. ()a last Monday (court day) quite a number
! lo, .u oaiwo, ltd" trwn mid presented tbem
at In a.10 AvapUiu B.iowall r ...Vtt 1m l!m, infill o
alb-eiar.ee. and we bone thoy relumed lo their
homes loleruilned to be loyal and true Itleuds
of tho Government, Jtoirwmt Vt.) Mionai.
ruuDAf, April 15, ISO'.'
Dy Mr. WILKINSON: From citizens of Min
nesota, praylog the abolition of slavery.
oy air. ru n i.i.i.: r rom citizens ui Kentucky,
for a mail route from Lincastcr to Crab tree, in
nrrosTH nunt coviviittees.
U SSt Atft.- t,.. II... fSn....t. H..V.I1.
. vuann, iiuiu ms im,uiiui.to oil s UUII3
Lands, lo which was referred Ihe bill lor the.-
survey of claims of land, reported the tarns
with an amendment.
Mr. FfMSENUKN. from Iho Finance Commit.
ICO. tsl whlen WIS rrfWritil n hill In (slatillah
a branch mini of the Units d Slates at Denver,
In Ihe Territory ol Colorado, reported the sime
asm rvi-ummeuaea lis passage.
Mr. MORRILL, from the Commlllee on tbe
District of Columbia, reported the bill to Incor
porate Iho Washington and Georgetown Rail
way Company, with euudcjr amendments.
TOUT mUTKH IV HIRSOtmi.
OU motion ol Mr. WILSON, of Missouri, i
resolution was adopted Inquiring of Ihe Com
mittee on Ihe Post Ofllco mid Post Rousts, rela
tive to certain mall routes in MI'houiI.
Dy Mr. UU1.II3 : A bill prescribing the
qualifications or voters In Iho cllbs of Washing
ton and Georgetown, In the District ul Colum
bia. rtaivi o' I'm to tus u 1 1 a,
Mr. McDOUUALL called mt the bill lu an.
thorlzothe district court of lbe United Stalt a
lo adjudicate upon lis ni-rlti Ihe claims or t'c-
tiro Chabaya. Passed.
Mr. MuDOUGALL called un lb resolution
uriiqulry relative lo thulinrrlrnumenlofGeu.
Slonti, and defended the General as, by virtue
uf blood, education, and conduct In Ihe war, a
puiri inu sotoicr. lie luvetgneii against bis Im
prisonment wllhout trial, ami lead a letter ad
dressed to bliu by Joseph II. Drsdly, E-q , ol-
leriug iiiggcsi.ons relative to nis css, viiucn
letter was not allowed to be sent bv Assistant
Secirtary Watson. Othfr its cumenta wire lead
sneuung me cvso, anil military law relative to
arrtsls and Imprisonments, ituder ditfereDt
governments. Ho alluded to the war commit
tee's investigations ur this afTilr, coropliiutd ol
its aecrecy, and objected lo any one being
stabbed In the dark.
Mr. WADH said Ibat Iks htdn't a word to
reply to tbe two hours' platitudes vt a lawyer
who has lonnd a client In a very bad case, and
demanded ot fheSmittor to speclly and msks
explicit charges, st else withdraw Ihirn. He
declared Iheie never was a Committee in ex-,
Istence that bad rolralusd so entirely from sll
action tending lo Injure any oro Never bad
a tiiemb"r ut that Committee lisped a wold ol
lis action to any man, except lo constituted
nuthoritlos empowered to remedy th abuses
brought lo light, to the Secretary of War, lo
Ihe President, and sometimes lo the C'ahloM.
Never could the lutbearance. Iho delicacy, tbe
discretion and justice with which they hid
acted, be impeached. Yet hi- would say Ib'tt
there was cause lor Gen. Stone's arrest In Ihe
evld"nco tbey had examined; though not ono
of tho commit ten had a wish unjustly to affect
a hair ot his head.
Ho said il wins mamfs'st that erery niickt-r
for the purity of the Constitution and ths
habeas corpM, striving through tbem lo pre
vent the imprisonment and punishmeut ol
traitors, was a symptihlzcr with treason. Tbe
greatest wcukniss or Iho Government had
beeu lis leniency to treason; mcroy to IraltoiB
was cruelly lo loyal men.
Tbe avtnglng sword should bo oiibd lih
our armies. Herctolore, wherever lbs seces
sion armies went. Lhtlr couisc lendul to moke
secession expression uuiver.al, whatever real
loyalty a mau might feel; but thu Union atmr
protected loyal und 'll-loy:il alike, making It
as naff for a man lo h) it traitor us a luyalUl.
It was unjust acd impolitic.
On motion or Mr, LAND, ol Katuas, tholi'tt
ate went InUi executive session.
HOUSE OF REPItl'.iDNTATlVKi
Mr. HARDING, or Kentucky, offered a
resolution Instructing Iho Military Commit
tto to Iniulro Into the jutlco nnd rroDrt0iv
of pioviding by law lhal piytmttt shall be
maue ior ceriatu norscs in mo oiate ui jveu
tttcky, which wero pnribased under order by
authority tf Drigullci Genual Ward fur lbs
military servico oi mo uuiiin mates, and le
port by bill or othirwisf. Adopiesl.
Also, ti resolution requesting Ihe Committee
oi Invalid Pensions to inquire itdo the justice'
of granting L. 0. N. Landrum, ul Kentucky, a
pension on account of wounds and disabilities
received In lbe rnrrlcs ol Hie United GtatM
beloro being regulstly muslercd into the sei
vice. Appropriately rererre I.
lACUAMlr; UK I'KISONt H3.
Mr. TR0WDR1DG1I, of Michigan, niorrd the
reconsideration or tho vole horetoloro hid on
tbe adoption ol lbe resolution rt questing the
Sicrolaryor War to inlorm this House ot the
cause, It any, of Iho protracted delay In Iho
exchangool Col. Corcoran, ami thue till
change of prisons rs ol war lie Mopptil until In
Is released, no laid ho did i nl Intend placing
any obslaclo In the way ul Hist re-Ira." ol Col.
Cureoraii, but thought II was sluing gloat in
justice to others. Celontl Wilcux.ul Michigan,
a bravo a' d worthy s fibs r, is r.iill cuufined al
Columbia, S. C,with Colonel Coieorao, as a
hostage tor the prlvat.'crs bolls shariug their
piirallnns tilgclher. lie desired IbutColonrl
Wilcox's iiamu theuld aNo o inieited in the
Tbo resuluILn was so aniendoil as lo ineludo
Colonel Wilcox aud other pusjns, pritoneis
or war." In which form It was ngiccd to nnd
MuviiiK uiou mi, I'litsint.M.
Mr. Hay, Prlvalo MMrmary.deliti'ri'd in
sago In writing Irom the President, transmitting
tho ctirrcsponslenco bctwci u Iho Sicrelary il
State and Minister Corwin, ou our afftira with
On motion of Mr. W SHIHIRNIv of llllneh.
It was refcrrt'd to tbo Cuuiuiiltco on Fuieigu
Mr. COX. uf Ohio, moved that 2.000 conies
bo printed; which was agreed lu.
Uousj bill No. 01. reculallug Ihe franking
privileges was takcu up; aud sfior ssme dlietis
rlon was, on motion uf Mr. COLFAX of ludi
ana, laid on the table by a vole ol 08 ayes
lo 55 nays.
rowicitKNe'E enuMirriB kki'ouu.
Mr. MORRILL, ul Vermont, ro"e lo a prlvl-
li'tti-d tiueelluti, unci siibinilled Hie report ul Iho
commitleu ot oinleieneo on Ihn bill insking ap
propriatlons ior inn ros' tinico uepinmcni.
Agr I'd tn.
Also, a 1'ko lepoif t n thu ill isiakiogapptc
prlallons lor .bo titt.il seivlco. Agreil lo.
Mr. 1ILAIR, ul Missouri, presented the report
it tho committee 1 1 conference on Ihn bill re
organising tho medical department of tbe ai my.
lir.lVinillKVII.N r fir" UlVSI. l ITI7KMI
Mr FF.N TON, Irom tho Coiiiuilllce ou Claims.
reported a bill relating to ulrnis It the loaa
and dtsiructlon ol firoiH'ily In longing lolnyel
ull'teus. und ilamuges doiielberuio by ths troops
of tbo United States, during lb fluent tehet-
uon. ue commitleu, at.u oriiereti lu ne printed.
riPCHll. OIURTJ IIS UHKRON ANO CAI.ITOIINU
Mr. PHKLPS, ol Calllornla, introduced a
bill In establish a Circuit Court iu and lor Ihe
States ol California and Oregon. Referred to
voimr of cum.
Mr. PORTDR. from thu Ju llclary Commlllee,
reported back House bill No. 226, being nil net
to amend '-An act to establish a Court of Inves
tigation of claims against ihe Uullcd Slates,"
approved February 2 1 lb. 1855.
Mr. SUULLAIiAIiaKR, of Ohio, offered an
amendment lo a section, providing that In all
cases the claim tnt shall satisfy the court tint
he Is loyal, and that he has not given aid or
comfort to lbe enemy; which w is adopted.
Afittr consl'lcrible discussion, participated
1st by Meurs, Porler.orindlina, Dlvrn, or New
York, rtUgh tin, uf Ohio, Ulikman, uf I'inu
syltania, and Pendleton, lit Ohio, tbo bill wus
read a third Umo and patsed.