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aTURDAT MORN1KO. DECEMBER I"
In ai lUQHt sseKgeth Pras deru anooenrea
that th trar rontiooe It has already cost
the nalioe miliioa of Htm and thousand
m.lltoo of dollar On Ma way to Washington,
four years agx. to assume the rein of ger
. 1 a . a ta ft .ft
it, Mr. Lmcol a pWMie apaacn ia um
city, discussing the then iHyetditf difficoltiet of
um country, arenour. cad UM ex nement and fears
arioiaf oat of them, an ertiSeial crisis ' He
did act then eoaipeeheod oor national troubles,
nor tea teere aar evidence been puna ted inn
that time that be y tt doe
Uhltkr and SJiratteeF
l e ery eseespUry odlior of the Journal,
vboee piety is fully equal to bia gamut, has die
eowared a new agency for whipping, the rebeh
into tnhwitawioa ta the national aothontt
though a moat decided teetotaler, yet he seem
disposed to yield his conscientious conviction
In that regard, whenever hi personal in!eref.
of the public, ran beadranced thereby-
evil, as he believes it to be, that good rosy
The Jo.. mil states thst during the march
of the arnica or Thomi and Hood from South
ern i fooaatct to Nashville-, our forces were
aaveral times in extreme peril. anl. a it allege,
upon one occasion our whole army fsctped a
perilous poaitinn near Franklin ou account of the
drunket.ae of the rrbci General C'hkatham.
which, if he had been in a condition to bare
taken advantage of, it might hive resulted in a
route, or at least in the capture of hundred of
onr wagon and all our gurr Our very morsl
neighbor, in reriliti' this story. ler.me n -i
4ofUnt in favor of the use of whmky He
! most anciiously, thst it proTes ehi.sky
hsutJ not e outlawed and instead of being tbe
vii, strong drink ha be jo me the good genius of
our country He remarks-
" HenctfoTth we faror free trade with the
isouth. in whisky Let the Treaaury r geJattfaSM
he so modified a to pas to rrhel throars all thr
fire water thej can swallow Permit enterpris
iog rramp (ollowarw and blockade runner- to ex
change whisky for mtlnri, for greenback or lor
any other commodity the thirsty rebels BBAJI BOS
aoae, until every traitor general shall become
like unto Cheatham and Jubal Early
Whisky, the Journal says, ha done lor us
what trategy muld not, and except lor that good
agency our arm would have met with an orer
whelming daSfeat ft is now for eeeainK war
upon strong drink, and in honor of its triumph
in thu instance, i reailv t.i ! .x ! tl.c aitar .1
Bacchus with tbe laurel wreath. We are fearful
of the oneiriiet of audi a sudden change ot
front on the part ot the very pious conductor o(
that eirmplary sheet, the organ ol the tarty
which cdaima to nvMiopuluo all the morality sod
all ÜM intelligence of the community S ys the
pet, tnd we quote his warning, as it may
hare an application in this case:
Whiky' a monster f f rlifhtf ul nti n.
I liat t" le ha mi ii e.U tut l Ix m D;
Tst eea two oft, familiar with it face.
We &rt endurr, thro pity, then rmorace
lte er rein r jr off lite Trrnoiir) Rati
in. i. fur lite ComlnK Vcar- I'lio luh
He lie hi.
The Secretary of the I reason, in hi atVMMl
report to Congre-, makes the Mtarfoj cetiswaei
of the income and di-turements for the coming
i rear, and the prohihlr nniounr d tmblic
at its expiration:
Any eslim its which may bo made ol the prob
able receipts and expenditures for thn next Bni
year must monassrily be liable to still greater tin
certainty Tbi remark applies more particular
ly to expenditure-, foe while, it existing law re
main unchanged, the amount of revenue may he
calculated with reasonable certainty, it i impos
alble to anticipate whit the eiigcitcle t' wai
may require On the one hand thi mty call for
increased effort, and on the other ir may he con
fldently hopeJ tint the great tiugle i near it.
termination. ami that, cniiset)uently. the estimate
now submitted will prove Jr beyond the wunta
..I the var. While any doubt rem linn, howev
er, it would be unsafe to as-urni auy other bisi
of emleultiii huri one ;.relicate! apoa the ea
lating state of affuM Tie receipts for the year
ending June 30, are i-:u ited a follows
Frutn rn.t. Mi S7i O, ea
lDtrwal .ratlin :mh.u00.(K
I. IMS). ilOO
. . . 2.i.0oo (CO
4 Soli'. .
Tbeepe:iditiires arc rstiui .teil follows:
! 1 J - as
Sr the coril serlc-
I'eneions and Indian.
The War Depart meat-. .
Interest .hi pnbli.; debt.
lUit from it
H accreitat th
likely ta remain
re may oe cm
estimateil receipt from
i. Adifo ,!. tl.twe will rasaaia to be pr'v'-
tied for hy loans. $4'ik.V.oo5 To ibis
be addel bi reJcaintion of excess t certitivMtes
ot ludctittsiues-. $47.:tfö (MK. making tbe whole
anvunt to be provided for by loan f !. ü"J I.
(KI5. saminjj the correctness of these estt
mite, the whole deb? o;; the first day of July,
I "tib, would be found by adding the loregi
amount of $1'.M.JJ'."' to the aatiaaatad debt
on Jul I. I -Go, I'J.'-il.tMil.fiTT. giving $3.145,
.'ttf.6ry. a tbe amount of the debt at tho cb-ee ol
the next fiscal year.
maii m ut
A company has lcen org mixed CoaaBewSSl of
weaJtbyabd infinertiisl ettitens, to bore (or pe
tro4eu:n in Hal em towitehip. i'alarki county The
week wrll ianndiately rommencc upon the t .i:u
of Uoo John Ret-s
The Laprrte pfei mill i .n suceo- ul
A revival, (Ikrtt willing is o lommeucc a'
; ,c . mtei land rretvteri tn Church, in Prince
ton, at precisely half past ten o'clock this mom
tug tuerv If ho will be responsible lor the ;
faihire, or who will claim the success m sill I
horn of tbe d: lern ma
A new theatre has been opened st Petti
Wayur. mo ur icr r.ic mnnaiemenl of I'lunkett.!
k i über i!1y pstroi ftj
'' Johnatban Haugb. of 1 tppocauod county,
Ifi a hog ainely Ave days which weighed 34
paeudtoti the bit d tr I t, . when he
get through. This is tnol atonis!)?ng in-reese
nearly four ptmnds per do
Au attempt was ma le on t 6ainrdav
abt.bv some of the lest eiOMM, to cn? the
Sfaarge Croak !trartoir, on the Wabash a.
Elia canal. This is a State prwon offense The
Teste Haute Journal tereu the affair, not :
area al the wtter rhe reservoir furuishes t
moi. but trom the' tact teal the rititent ol the
ett? eye greatly laiereated n t. the reservoir,
on actjunt of the supply of fisli it affords; and
aasltt have uouaidar able oaptui ieeeHed n the
ftsuejje", thsrj are nterc-ted io rua;..la.;l.ug it
7roeT thi we infer ihat tSe reti Wabssh an.l
.rie enal has btw ne a r h pon.l or an ar I i
sfai sJteam for the euUivatioa of fjk.
a-Wood at seinoir, n 1 erre lltu; a the
.wf it to tes, rtlters a ne.i, hay at
av J raK ir ia $1 ' t15 Ü -, r.i i t ,
tigfit lee ha t also been fa and bj tt , Ht ,
.or threw ioebet thick
The I'r. -l.Wnr. WfiBf
1 ha If ew Vor k World thus comments on the
mmMjrs of Präsident Lcmolx:
A more time, jejune, common place -ttta im
;er never emanated Irom a ma t rl:hoJ wkh
i responsibilities It is. In the main, a tepid
resital of cert tin points and atatietict from the
reports of the beads ot tie etecutive depart meats,
.n a style not better than is attained by every ab
ridger of documents in a newspaper It does not
reach even the subordinate merits of method and
e - e e. e
The intelluctuai poverty ol the mass age is in
I no degree atoned for by patriotic fervor or eleva
tion ol seouatent. It it amaxing that a man
called to be the chief actor in the most moment
ous civil struggle the world ever saw is lifted to
no inspiration. If sir Lincoln understood hie
epoch, one would naturally expect that its gran
deur would impress hi imagination. But the
message is as cold ai it is feeble We would
ii t be under"' d by this criticism as rvnplyirig
that a state paper should ever he a rhapeodyl
hut ft mind deeply imweased easily stir
other minds to their profouniast depth
without any breach o! dli -a. de-"run. lore
casting sagacity aud a rigorous grasp of the ait
- sw would be worth all the feeling in the
world; but when a chief magistrate cannot in
struct and guide, it would he oaie partial ato:,r
met.t if he could inpire, electrify or encourage.
But in Mr. Lincoln debility of intellect keeps
company with a torpor and vulgarity of feeling
Be HOTS titai to the level, or even aporeciite
tiie proprieties, of a great occasion. The coar-e
aaVd -cauty drapery in which he clothes his starve
ling conceptions is perhaps & merit, it can, at
any rate, t mud in his favos that Iii ty!e
mit.-dies wel! witf h: matter
a s 4
duck a document afford no acope for particu
!sr comment It is beneath it. It is idle to con
fute what IioIkmIv gfeill remember; and as for
commendation, even the Republican organ will
be nt a lows where to bestow it. Mr. Lincoln
hold out no hope of peace, he ha nothing more
original to say on tilts interesting subject than to
reiterate and expand his Niagara manifesto In
a curious financial recommendation be deviate
for once into originality, but it i sn original!:)'
which :s paiufulU suggestive of a loa tone of
m 'i! ff i, We must indeed cmuede to
Mr. Lincoln the possession of a pcrlectlv ha I
anccd tharactei, bis conscience is worth
of his intellect, aud his sense ot decorum
eorthy of both He crarely reromtn ; .l- i'n'
our governmeiil -li 1 . rs.ne uiouev from our citi
zens by )rru;'un liieir sene ol pecuniiry bon
of! lit wants Om grots to puss sn let to pro
tect the purchaer- of government bond from
paying their honest debts! lie gravely recom
mends that this species of property shall be
placed beyond tbe reich not oaly of taxation but
of creditor This. Irom the President of the
I'li.ted Stales, ia a creditable proposal ! Hu!
Ihm I fciu" nttioii. who never hit upon this
refinement, shall see our government suggesting
to our cilisens a sale method of evading theif
priva'e obllgationa, will they not be apt to inter
that her - such morality prevails, it will he an
i-i-. tlct to public repudiation V 1'iivate and
public debt -t n 1 on ihr same rouud of rnoial
obligation, but the nverage conscience of men i
commonly supposed to be the weaker in relation
to public engagemeim. It is a spectacle ax n
founding as it is tuelaiichois to seethe chief mag
IstfwSe of grent nation asking Congreas to
enable citizens to cheat their creditors out of
their lion est dees.
The New York Newi, in reviewing tbe pro
Its language is more digtiified and lf-s wander
iug and obscure than that ot last year's Mesage,
ami its tone in more stilxlued and les sugge-t
ol hii effort ' rt-'ite me'.odramatii- effect
Ni erthele-s, j, vague ajsd soetficinl It deals
cirelesdv with th.cc point- thut arc of para
mount interest to the public, and evince! no
state- manlike analysis ol the political riteatlon.
It IksIx no ray of hope apoo UM future. retis
b)g 't Ith n vain expectation of finding some
eiee Ihej may lead out of the dismal labyrinth-
of interectioiiul di-sensioti. the patriot will put
it aside with a sigh, painfully conscious that it
neither solves nor Ma intended to suite 'ho lei
rihlti enigma. It is emphatic aud plain spoken
u.lv when it ufTirm that the war ball be proae
:nte I t tbe tiitter aad.
Anecdote ! (.rne ml t.vv
Wc find the following iu the Richmond Whig.
V i etuber 'J"
A gentleman who was iu the train from this
city to Petersburg . a very cold morning, not
long :tgo, tell u his attention was attracted by
the efiorts of n young soldier, with bis arm in it
tUngi to set bis overcoat on. His teeth, a. well
a In sound arm, were brought into use to effect
the object, but, in tbe midst of his effort, un
officer rote trom hi seal, advanced to him, mid
ery carefully and tender Iv assisted him, draw
in tbe con t over Iii woundett arm and button-
ms it up oomfortihW; thpn, with s few kiri and
pleaaaut words, returned to his acat
Now, the officer in question wss not clad In
porreoiN un lorrn. with n brilliint wreath upon
the collar and a multitude of gilt lice upon
the sleeves, reeeabllog tbe famous labyrinth
of Crete, but be was clad in "a simple tuit ol
gray." distinguished from tho garb ol a civil
ban only by the three stars which ercrv Con
fede ate Colonel iu the service, by the
tions, is entitled to wear, and et be it no
other than our OhieJ General, Kobert ! .
who is not braver and greater than he it i
and modest Or. den (rant't receut retu; n f rom
New Jersey to the army of the Potomac and ,
James, bv the detention of the train he was ,
forced to stop in l'hilndelnhia. Ueing recognized
t.r sol lier. he wa s crowdisl hv tbe iraping :
multitude ever rei.it ;n northern l ititude to i
lionize erorv military betr of the hour, be he
: McClellan, Hooker, BoTnaMa, Pone or Oram
I that he was forced to tkc refuge n tbe Mayor's
Well, tan Lee etiraes to Richmond, riits the
Wwl Ib'partmeut and the President, attends di
wine worship at St I'r. til's utmost every week.
' snd, though our people love him as our fathers
d d tleorge Wellington, yet be is never nth
jtvted to niiy anuoyai.ee, ave a look from eacli
i passer b . which ileutly say- Mv (io l protect
and t-les you.
Hub) in n I.e. lure
lba iiufT.ilo Commercial ha the following
We like babies we ourselves have got one of
the blesMtedest" ones that cter lived on parego
ric or kept its fond parents awake every oighl
for a week on a -trctrh ne admire 'em in al
saoat every atvle, aad are generally allowe! to
povse- a I uc
imotitit of patience where ther
V believe iu abowinir babies
every reasonable indulgence, and allowing thcrn
the largest consistent liberty; but we arc ids
terably aud vchrmenMv opposed to t.ikinc tbem
to lect.ires liable4 have to butioe.-t at lectures
--that are a! together out of place there We
never knew a babv vet who manifested the least
iotartstina lecture. Not atilv this, but thev
have oo sort id appreciation of the ÜJisjsw of!
tbiut. They ittar:ablv take it into their little
beads that something : wrng M.rnewbare. and 1
t en their treble, mingling with the ttroter
toueeof the tieaAer, produces most annojiu?
b-cord. and avan their inmeics. d,es not pro '
tect them from the mental anathemas t l those'
t ) jrievoi
A uikti applied to Ur dtckson. trie e
a a S a m
t.si -(ienn-t ot lios'on. witti a lu ot spec;me
"Can you tell me what this sir T"
"Certaioly 1 can sir; that II iron pyrites."
"What, sir J" in a voice of thunder
"Iron pyrites "
"Iron pyrites! and what is that V
That's what it is," aaid tbe chemist, putt aej
a lot oo the shovel over the hoi coal, where it
"And what is iron pyrites w.
' .N OA ail g
a hill lull of
VS hy . there t a
iat in our town.
a otnati a no o s n
and 1 ve msrr ci
Chaplaiu laxier, rm Tuesday BSfM last,
luo't unctiously presented to tt.e ..i .i: of v
dcrhurg com. iv. at Kvansville. a jpagn.ficent liag
at the "prise banner for the largest dooatiou to
the State Sanitary Fair of 1-61 " It was re
reived in a roost eloquent speach by Genera!
Shackirfor I Lcrig may it wave
The rebel raider W heeler is only J5 years
a. . ttry aaia.i. lie i a ladies' man A I s
ball in Carlisle. Pennstlranla. iust before the ;
war, he (01 light, tid brcosaiog aware that the
.adiea' were turning up their no ere at him, heao!
ooqu;ed thus: " Wheeler, you'ie druuk I '
Wbaeier. to faia are laoeb;ng at wo 1 Wheoi :
er ro'i'vT better eo home '" 4M 1
ft'tW Rrporis c.; Skt rnws'i Er;iiUfmCiafd
mtr dttjn in Temn'er Rrtrkimridq tm
Jetn Hood Jain: Attach to Le Made on Seth
ritU Fitly Rrififotcini Ltr. ift
PatriMoac. Decemlcr 3
SHttMAX atfOSTCO MOTUll III! If OljlfaWIti
It It reported to day that General Sherman
did not go t Auguta, bjt left that place on his
1 eft, and 1 mw trying to reach Savannah Thh
report states that lie met a serious accident in
eroasing the Oconee riTer. beinr confronted by
a auoog Confederate force; but that he oc
ceede! u getting hit aem? cross the river, afta?
suffering some loas. This is only a report, and
may not prove true. Hut tbe reports that I sent
to yoa at the time that Sherman bad left Maron
on his right, and that he had been delated and
impeded on his march, proved true, although
those facts had not been made known at the
time. If '.his report prove true it will indicate
plainly enough that the Cenfederate have tue-
ceeded in concentrating a powerful force at oi
near Augusta, and that tbaj are determined to
compel Sherman to fiht before ho reaches the
arreirr trrrtui o hkbmivat Tue mci
Another report which prevail here to some
ex'ent is to the effect that ftcneral Sherman was
repulsed in attempting to cr the Oconee river,
aud thtt hi armv n.. ,. :o down on the
right bank of that stream This is by far the
worst reoort about Shermxn that tins reached
here If it 1 true, he will still have to eros the
O'.-mulgee river, which U another and a larger
branch of the Altamaht ; ml even theu he will
Still be ou the west side of the Altamaha, and
can only reach the ex coast at Uruuswick sev
enty fire miles below Savannah. The only
favorable feature about this report, if true, is
that a Confederate army, to et at Sherman,
mi:t also cross the Altsmtha
i ii i i:i -1 : ii t w ii. u'i-r n
Although, from all that csn he lea: neu :
this time, if seems clear that the best that can be
tiopc'l ol Miermi!. h, tint tm may reacli some ;
point on tiie coast without harint sußereil great j
loa, the hope that he can reach the net with his
army intact must now be abandoned
TtO. Wlllll.t of U.-ll.ll. IP-VUMI.K ).-.. -.I.,
to rHK lONKKIiKK.lTl.x
The accounts which I have received ot tnc
buttle at Franklin, south of Nashville, and the
preceding n ml subsequent mos . -nent ol lcn
eral 1 homas and tiencral Hood, i ert.i niv do not
look at if rhe Utter hail been defeated (Jeu.
I tu. nits w ifii to fioi d Hood in check on the
Tennessee noi 1' i a: ii .. deeied thai hi
fnilure ti do -o . i- be-i m.-m -.gnai, and that
the result of tl, - Rai are hat been vk 14 our force
have been driven Irom no le.-s than six strongly
fortified position, snd th it the whole of Weal
ern and Middle Tennessee is now in the pot
session of the Uonieder.tte
MIMltlH ItttJifJI oi miai. THOstal
When Hood'-1 armv cro-se 1 the Teunc-.- ce,
Thonxsa' forces fell ba-k from Decatur and
Hunttvillfl and occupied Shelby ille snd Pulaski
flood drove bun from both the-e places, und our
farces1 then fail back to Oeteeehaa ami took posi
tioti there Coluniiiia i on the south side of.
Din k liver A disptch from Nashville to the
Cincinnati Uaeatte, dated N ivembar 96. net:
" We still hold Colutnoi . si -atement to the
contrary notwithst iridium, an i ill our fortifu i
iio!. on the sontn side of the Duck river are still
in our hand. Hut we hate ab mdoned Shelby
ville, mid the rebels occupy tho town."
nr.sri.TH ei tii: iiattlk vt ku WKt.ix .
Hood attacked our forces si Columbia, how
ever, ueleat.-d them, and then I'hotn i-; .
a-1 ws the Duck river, und took ny-t st Franklin, i
m .m - .11
on tlie narpetl- river, eighteen milea south of j
Wewhvifla This nlnre whs then PtfOUgh forti i
fiel. und our atronge-t works here wcic on the
north side of the stream The account of thai
battle tiiat have reached mo sy that Thomas i
wa Oefeafe'l, ami retreated to ahville. -aid
that llooil'. at my has eroased the Uarpeth liver,
and has advauced toward Nashville. Of one
thing I am confident. The forces under (Jcncrn!
i Thomas are not acting as
a victorious army
is not acting at
would act, and tiood s .-irrnv
defeatctl or crippled army wc.uhl act
rilK COXrtDERATM I'XTKRdlMU TO RCOAIV I'
hHI.)X o TIIK W Uni k OK OAMliK
I infer, Irom what J iearn to day, thtt the
Cotifederatos seriously design to rc poseda them
selves ol tbe whole of 1 cnnea.-cc, and iu order'
to do so. that ther will leally attempt the csp- j
ture of Nashville. Hood's ST Sty alone il said to
Ih surTJcient for that purpose, but it is said now i
thst llreckinridpe, instead ol insrehini; to Au
pu i. is iniri-hing direciljwest to Nashville. !
His forces were taitl to be M ;ryville. -nntli
of K no ville, on the J ith ult.. and it was aaU
tfiev a ere to le.ive immcdiatelt for the west, to
! thi j . they
Eren if they did u t leave till t hi
could h.ive lolned Hood ne.tr Nashvilte
by io day. Bat, however this m;iy be, a glttice
at the roup win show that by the defent of 011
less aad blS refre.t to Knoxville, and ly tho. re .
Met ri i on i- to Nashville, the whole of Te:.
:ic--ee, excbpt th;e two cities, is already in ac i
tint I possession of the Confederates This. It
BMvX be rnmenibered, is one of the forced abm
donment of Atlanta by Wiatsaaa oid ot hi
match thrcugb (eorgia.
TH k nt ATlOJ ON THK LIMB O I 111 a l fPäK PQ
I have ome later Intelllwence from the Shen
andoab Valley today It isof high import ane,
as explaininjj tbe motive which impelled the te
cent relei attack on New Creek and I'ledtnoot.
but more puticularly s.i iu its relation to the
events now tajtnj pUce iu Georgia and Teniiei
see It will be remembered thst bv the middle
of November, Gen. Carly'e force-, as te organ
ierl snd recruited, had embraced twenty -eight
thousand men. aud thut between that time and
the '20th uU , lie sent down to Kichuiond. in obe
dience to Lee's orders, ten tbouaai I of 1 is best
troops, in iw bvisiops, one ol them being aTet
shave's. It Will also be remembered that when
Sheridan iweesbaesswanoa w is taaea to Wood
iduck. - n the '2Jd ult., our 101 e were driven
beek by a force of fifteen thousand Infeatrj and
followeilon our retreat to TTlnftiaetef by three
thousand rebel ca airy Now, although tht cou ,
feslerafes have too often -uccee!ed in having, on '
decisive fields, or in bringing up at deeiaive mo
incuts, troop in superior numfcrs to oi;ra, yet '
thev never have any troops to spare.
TARI.T 1 1 A I ' MOUK 1KO- V. IllAV IM. Rtgl 1RK1"
Ir reoolres the
. xercise of reat generalship
on tbe t irf of their inibtarv leaders to accnm
f ' results wnu n tney aoea io rtuiK about.
! w't!l t1"' really, comparatively, -mall srnue that
tliev have ;n the field. Thev luve, u a word, I
no troops Io oare The rebel leaders have cer J
tain deSrjrbt which tbev wib t.enera! Ktrlv to
accompiisti in (he aLey, anu on toe Hue or toe
uppet i'otonntc, this winter Behtaeo tltooaai I
' troot - -ire not req kired to accomplish these re
aults Tbey esn be accomj li-heil. the rebel
ieadefi thlak, with ereo lese thea lo.KH). The
recent -ip'ure o: the Stree'rly foftified portions
f New Creek and Ptedsaoot, and the .iostruc
Öwtlei Ike folia, redoubt, outwork, and public
Pror'rty ti. ere. was accomplihel by a forc e of
not over 1 .. io men. although tbev tterc ta
. . a . , . a ! itiUk t
K,',t,,3 "Vi: 'r,,,r' eenei o .i.iani carairy. sup
ported bv .i.'HX1 inftntrv, with a fet
ght artilleiy, ia capable ot 1 nt
TRN Tr0ntjr moors vorort roe thk rui.tr
Tbet could reach the Potomac at some point
seal the Cumrland, snd be in Pennsylvania fe
ri tbe moretneni could be slopped; perhar
before it could be discovered The rebel who
captured New Creek ware certainly there before
it was known thst they had left their camp, ai d
.het had done their work and vanished, before
anv pursuit was orci ?ed to I -cad tbem off.
e in Pennsylvania, or even in Maryland, a
force o tm kiud could create a muco alarm
and cotistert aliou ss Ubrlv did last Ju'v. when
ve to Wahinfn:: . I it doubted that
u b a Boresaeol coal I he made as a - in I tat
... . - I
v ny, then, was Koaeer s
lata movement to New
Creek n . discovered in time
loo. er - cttslry left Ktrly's
Creek iu broad daylight, althn
of a fog This movement cn:
to be checked?
camp for New
eh under eurer
i be commenced
undercover of a dark aigbt,
tk ruottaao mobk or aaai.v's TsoorsstxT ro
1 do bot kn"w whether those c nidera?ioua
have preente.l themselve to the ra r. is of the
rebei leadem. or not Wtiat I do know s. that
ince the "."th of November, tiearlv, if not ouite.
ten thousai.d more of Etrlv's troops, in regimen
1 ltl orgtnirstioi.-1 . ' or arrived at Kichmond
' from the Vallev. s that al! tbe troops Eulv has
oosj left io lie ailty is about eight ibooaend.
or poaaibiy ton ibousand moo. of whom three
,lovitnd or fonr th..nsnd are raealrv Where
did I get this informal. on V From the rebel
sympathiser ia Baltimore the American would
say Hut would the rebel sympathisers in Balti
more tell me what would Im of direct Injury to
their er use ? Would they tell me. for nothing,
what the War Department ought to be willing to
pay a good round Mm to learn, and what, I will
venture to av. General Sheridan does not know
now ? Be that as it may, tbe facts are as I have
stated The 10.000 troops last sent sway were
not wanted in the Valley. Tbey were wanted at
Richmond. What General Earl? ia expected to
do with hit 8.004) nr 9.00(1 troop I do not know.
I know thst New Creek and Piedmont were cap
tared by a portion of them; and that expedition,
daring aud successful as it was, was probable
undertaken in order to convey the idea that
Early's force was still 15,000 strong
CaSLf WILL CO.VTlMtB TO IlOLÜ TBL f ALLST.
I can tell, however, what Early will not do.
He will not leave the Valley, and Lynchburg
will not be left uncovered. He will continue to
cover Lynchburg and Gordonsvillc ; be will con
tinue to' bold the Valley ; be will continue to
t lire. ten at least the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road, and tbe line of the upper Potomac Ha
may do more : these things he will certainly do.
Tbe rebel leaders seem to think that 8.000 or
'J.OOO troops arc enough for these purposes, out
if more men nre required, more will he sent to
how rata atütLt .tat lvacvstiso nicniioxp.
Your readers, of course, will not believe for
a moment the report that are now prevalent
here, and that may reach New York, that the
rebels are making active preparations to evtco
ate Petersburg snd Richmond ; that they are
preparing to abandon the whole of Virginia ; in
deed, that they have already begun to evacuate
Richmond The foundation upon which all
these reports are based is the aimple fact that a
large number of rebel troops are known to have
left Richmond for the west. That fact is un
doubted But t'i'ev were sent away for the same
reason that the last 10,000 troops ware brought
away from the Valley They were not needed
on the lines of Petersburg and Richmond they
were needed in Georgia, and to Georgia they
have been seul. As regards tbe uumber so sent
there is less certain . My information places it
a 10,000 or 20,000, tnd among them ome brig
ade from twetPt CO? BS, and some from that of
Your reader will remember thu t ieneral Let
: Sit vtd i vor . - rou - i. n to his ar m v I ur
iug the mouth ol September and October, in the
shape of some twenty five thousand new recruits,
and thut he h. been joined since the 18th uU bv
15,000 troop from the valley This noulii
make hi whole force at Petersbiuv i: d Rich
ajead S.OOO strong; und if he has soot 120.000
men to Georgia, he still has for the defense of
those two cit.e-. 7.".000 troops. There is not an
intelligent man in Grsnt's army who believes
that he ha les than that.
III! VI. TloS IM IU I1MON1 KEFKM'S ON Till PI
I K. IT OF Sil LR M A V.
My information in regard to win' the (Joiiicd
crate leaders expect of Gen. Grant t army, is
tins: Thov expect an ntt.it U on Ku liinnn.l. but
it will Ml tie Basle till den. Slicrman is in a pi
sition to ru (iwruto with (Iranf; ami not at all
unlet. Siicrmiu's arniy, in an effective cuntlit '..
uues reach utne point where it can co aperftlt
with (.rant KtTervthinir, now. therefore, hi
. aatSMSe lu laait view ol'lhu .subject, dspauds on
(Jen, Sberraaii. It tbey can defeat linn. u
j cripple hit army before he reaches tho sea, they
, feel cure tb.it no general assault upon their lines
i Richmond will be nude by len Grant To
defeat Oen Sherman, therefore, or to cripple bis
ur iu y . it the .:re.it work which lliP (' ileleraie
leader are striving to sceoniplihh The t'.l .--
ibis moraiitate thai (Jen Grant Ii i nnide
rrcounoissauce to Stony Creek Station, to n-o r
tain wlictbci ien. Lee w.is .sending olT troops on
a. t . a. a t a
1 bete inu-a be some iu
fak a'iout the obiC''t of that reennnoi- nice
The troojis were sent to UtOTgi i fiom Richmond,
on the Danville railroad, by way of Burkesville,
ami even if any were sent direct from Petersburg,
thoy would them e on the Lynchburg rail
road to Dm W -ville. snd theue to Dinville and
ti l. M!tT m rait Miit. iiis.
Where sioi.cn are at tree! alarayt o im to kill
i two birtls with one
I Small-pox i ragiru; fearfully iu almost ia 1 1
j the 1 1 stern States
) it is est i mated that o7.",tHKI,IMM) heriin-s ate
j ;iold antiunlly in th streets of Loudon.
Man i imitated by f ur thing, an echo, a
' shadow, an ape and a mirror
Married life too often begin. with rosewood
and mahogany, :md end with pine.
- Many i te
Iii uines f rom hi
but bis baekbowa
detives all bi htrcngth aud
wife: hl.e is not oiilv bis rib
It is said there is a deere-ie of alxiut fiftj
j par cent, of candidates for tbe ministry in the
' i'resbvtn'u. Church dnrlog thepist two or three
e . r -
; The Mpejgaic amount ol money which lias
been rai-'-i au 1 expended by the several towns
la Vermont, in bounties for volunteers, is netr:y
:our milHons of dollsrs.
The goips of Londou tevel in the foolih
story that Victoria wanted to marry a handsome
Indian princ? in London, and was only prevented
ny the remonstraoces of the Mmistrr.
A retired actor, wth a fondness for poult rv .
was asked why he named a favorite heu MacdutV.
He replied that it wa because be wanted her to
: "lay on "
Oneol the latest ecclesiastical eusation in
Scotland is ihe introduction of n oran into Dr
Lee's church, in Kdmburg. Dr Lac ha also in
troduced a ritual of devotion, modified from the
I book of comruou prayer.
The female operators in the eastern cotton
mills are adopting the lUoomer cotume a. a
working dre. a being 1c liable to become en
tangled in ibe machinevy and is besides quite a
1 be Journal of Commerce state it as a fact
thut tin- authors of school books spelling, &c.
have reahr.ed mare uiouev from their Ubors
ilurino; tbe last twenty five year.-
irelfsttoi both betntsTih ores.
than all the
Doctor I tell us that banins is a delightful
death, the dying ni in beiog made physically bap
n rrr,'iirril crimin.ils bv the rorie have
j uever published their experience, probably the
iloetois arc mistaken.
--The number of persons or firms engaged in
tiie manufacture or sale of books iu tbe I'nited
States is now about 4,oHK), of whom about four
fifth are iu the Northern or loyal States Of
these 2.IHN) are booksellers exclutvcly. and ubout
2fH) are publishers of books
An Irish soldier iu a hospital iu ftesaca,
Oeorgia, writes to a Wettern paper: " 1 see toy
name reported Ifi 'be list of deaths at this hospi
eJ I knew it as a lie as soon u" I aaw it
He-euiier wheu i i bear of my death, write to
roe and find out
her i- le:.rc nuk.:. "
A very ii iu mi.vp gpecimei. ot a man
latelv solicited the rftnd of a bux m Ctrl "Ob.
no. aaid the (air but insulting lady, "I can't
! think of it for a moment The fact is,, lohn,
'you are a little too big tor the cradle, and a little
J too smsll to l'o to church with
A Verm .nt ;ar r mentions rhe caee of a
i farmer who. last fall drove into bis barn three
hundred snd HTeuty -heep to winter He sold
ei:htv four lambs and fat sheep for the market
for $o.6; he sold his clip of wool for f?jl, and
then had a flock of seven? v more thaniie bad in
In t.-e Ko' rth i ''Pure- .oisl 1 -'.net ol Mi
tschusetts are ten persons whose income are
oor i 400 .(HiO each Dar aunum: and tbirtyaho
src taie-1 ou .i.otue- between $.'(.U0o and $ UKJ
A . V ...
tMM tre unfortunate man. Mr Nathaniel
Thayer, is compelled to pay his tpv :. - . r
cent on an iocome of JJCi.l.V) The ahole
pecial war ya ol the district arnouui to nearly
three quarters of a million.
The only practical juke in which K Harris
Barkharn, better knoan as Thomt Infc' Ubt
ever personally engaged, was ecsctstl when be
was a boy, ai Canterbury. In company with a
school-fellow, he entered a Quaker meeting
bouse, whan, looking around at the grave as
sembly, the latter held up a per.ny tart, and tsiJ.
solemnly, "Whoever speak irat shall bare this
pee.' "l thv way. boy." OaM drtb eolorod
geotltman. rislog, "go iby way and" "Ibe
tie's tours, sir," exciasrood young Barckam,
placing it before the astonished speaker, add
hawfllv f?ee'Be his eetpe
A curious ttory it going tbe rounds of tbe
press to the effect thst there were a number ol
raisin among the prisonerf at Anderson viile
who ru tde it a practice to rwh tad even murder
the r enfortunate compaoiona. foe the pwsputt of
possessing tbemaelve of whatever Valuables
they posjtstttl When they were discovered a
number of the prisoners obtained permission
from tbe Confederate officer to try and punish
the inhuman miscreants in their own wav A
eour: was organised and sis of the prisoner
Wra rviMirlvl and hunir ithin th nrinn km
cincta bv the comrades.
Corner of athinqton and Temneterr Strrrte
naaarer .Ur W. H Hllef .
Saturday Eveniüg, December 10th.
I. AST SIGHT OF
Mr. EUWIBi .V1JIlI?-3.
T tl K hITr E T I O.
I'aicaa ir Vimi--i lriw Ottuta and Parquet t. S"
cs . I : vatc Boxes. rn tlx pTnt, a 00; Orcbetira
7.'. ctn-t: '.a iery and Family OMt, W ueataj
CSIldrrn in arms, 13; all reaenrtd Mat lie.
Doors open at a quarter to 7 o'clock. Performance
commences at 7 S o'clock precisely
PAKTICCLAK KOTICK. Tbe Horse Cars leave
Theater every eve ning at the closa of the performance.
People living at a d.stancr can rely n thi.
ran in .naiiTs ajTLTi
Commencing Monday Eve., Dec. 12.
HO II EDWARDS'
GREAT SENSATION VARIETIES!
'Cbauar of Proirrainrue ulcbtlr. for full bar
ticulars toe projrrtmtnes. decl0-Uit
Bryant. Stratton A Spencer's
I X I I JL NAPOLIH
IU MMS CaLLsMK,
0HI 01 TM PIOMISlsTT IXtl in TloNS ctfN-
I M tniiii las "I'haiti tl Int. rriati.inal RuMne Oat
leice," located la tttei.ty -three f the larjret cltleeof
tbs Dalttd Smteoaiid Canada. Life Hcholarblp fnrata
Si thi'lnllaiiaKillsColleir' Rood throughout tbe "Chain "
Tbl iHktitution often Baeeatiwl atvaattaajts to Young
!. um! Laities deiriitg Ituloess Education. The va
rfon departnient of Hook-Keeping, Cvmtaeclal Ijin,
CaleaiattenSi e , tft Snaat the charge of aide ami rt
p:.. n i 1 '.athert. I'rnniankbfp tsuulit by our ..f tb
author - .f the SjMnceriar. System. Telegraphing tanght
bf A practical (merator
fT further informal .on er..l an.p - for College
HoatkJy and speritiien of buslue Wriilng, or call at
30', Wft Washinstou treet.
BRTAVT, ; i:rroN 1 spksckk,
de-10-d3iii Itinianspoli, lial.
ROB ACE'S BITTERS
GRKKSBACKB ARB GOOD, BUT
ROB.ICtis ARE it UTTER.
Ten thonsaod bottles aold ia
i.ne month. The most popular
stomach bitters luuse.
tJoo.1 for all (ierangemtnt of
the M.imach, Blbuv.sne, Liver
t' . in j. Is into: ul (teueralilrbillty
Tbey poetest wonderful tonic
rties, fivins tone te tbs
anpeilte and digestive orgmo
Debilitated Ladles and teden-
tary person will find tn them
an excellent tonic.
ROBACK S BITTRR8.
A tilue slassful b-fore each
nn l will remove tndtr,etlon
and all liver dieae.
They are bettsr than all Mils. I'owder- and other
n me..u, dKefrreeable compounds.
KOBArii'M B I TT I KM.
They can be taken without rejrerd to diet. At an
sppetuer tney nave no equal.
Tbey ere prepares! by an old and killfal phys'.ctan
from weli-knon n veetahla remedies.
Wherever known they have become a standard family
I . and y..u will alway use tbem and -e
rotiiiii. nl them to other.
Mole rroprl. tor.
An 1 comnounder uf 8totna h Bitter. Blood Purifier and
Blood Pill, and Distiller and mannfactnrer of Catawba
and Swedish Brandies, and all kind uf tbe finest dosste
tic liquor, which are sold wholesale or ia any desired
quantity, at N..-.W, W, SO and 91 Rit Third street, lin
For sale by :rii1t and sler !n MedW ine every
where, and by Browning A 81 an, J B. Vicker aod W. I
Haku A Cvu,'lndianaioo. may'J wl4dtaw
Ä SURE CURE!
VTBBTKffiT ta sata cure
I j pit tjr the ace uf
f tU.s dittresslt t '.
OR. STRICKLAND'S PILE REMEDY.
Head what a allerer say:
Mr. J. P. Hazarle, 1S4 Second treet, Clnclenatl O.
tajs he ha heeo a itreadfnl nfterer with Ftlee for a
t.me, and has trleS nearly everjrtklnf , aud coald ahtaio
uo relief. Hs ueest about uae-foarth of a pot of Dr
tlatirf't Pile Ointaieot. and It made a cumplet car
He a ltiie every one raftering to try It.
Pol.) by 1 DrugglsU at SOeen t par pl. Marmfattnre
Sftsts sV.at f'onrtb atreet. Cincinnati. (. Akfr
siricklmod'a tiU Hemedy.
gr aaie by W. I. gat Sil k Co.. Brottaina A SL.aj
Stewart S Morgan, . v. s. :j..ur, Totnlinson a Cos aoe
t k a'ocaar. saarT-alyeodawly
WlOfM hetbk will aot admit ot aa tctaaa of
fenite enS a red etaaty. fr HR. m RTT PEI
VATICikt'L'iKTO JtARBIFU l.AUIRS. aad eornaior
cos win tell yoa ft it MO HI a BUG All awawn antes -
tioos ttrtctly oawadeocJal.
na rit i.r smitr
a-Awtm 0 Drawer 'm, Oitear f'
BEST REMEDY KNOWN
Billious Complaints, Sick Headache, frA(lC PdJ ftCC
Costivenesfi, Indigention, Heart
Bnrn, Sonr Stomach, Sa
Sickness. &c, &c.
Dr. j AMKS R. cniLT0!f, tbt Great Chemist, tare ,
'1 know tts cstsaiiiltioa, ami hat nodM it will prvw
t bsnactal la Xbomo oasawtaiatk fur which ft Is re- ,
Dr.TUOM S Bl)YÜ says: "1 auoaaii cacamenJ it to
the no'Jce of it public ' x
Dr mWAUD i LCniXDW yi 1 raa wflh ose-
Je nee recommend it.
Dr (1KO. T. DF.XTKR ays: "In Flatul.ncy. Heart
irn P 1 1 1 1 tin 1 S ,-k H.'!ai-he Ar tk. litl TTl'U
bum. Costiee a. SSok ea iarhe, 4e., tke MKLT7KK
APKRIKXT la mjr band ta proved ii ! t!-.:i '-
For outer Teatl wawstlatla, Patati.
tilet w ith each Boitle.
tt 'tCTlaKD oatT ST
T A K K A N T A CO.,
37H dircen v it'll 11 re?t, rv York.
irj7"FOR S.lt.K BT Aid. TJBCGGIST8
REAL ESTATE BROKERS.
" A. V
NATURE'S SECRET APPLIED
M RU vvn ui; im:i i:b
Tea Maesass Mkta a ay sraatb ti.e aswawrfCKsMasttrj
of the sy.teta prcn nee Color fu the Hair has been t.
OBItTA DORO llillt DYE.
It coitbtrrfetl llie riebe t black an. I browns, j -
ducing an hitantaiieoo and riabirii.g change from any
obuoxiou color, without tCalnlng rbe klo or impairing
tbe ritallty of a Ingle fibre.
Oisttiitloro's. Hull- lrcMasrvulivf,
a. valuable adjuact to tbe Dye, In drew ftnc and promoting
tbe growtb and perf rt health of tbe hair, ar a of It -elf,
when ueJ alone a safeguard that protect - the fibres
from decaj- und r all circuuwstic.- mü under all
Manufactured by J. CRIMTADOKO,
So 8 Ar.t..r Houe, New York
Sold by all Druggie t.. Applied by all Hair Dreaear .
AN IMPERIAL CROWN
la a mere bauble, but tbe t roan of bea.ity, coufern .l oi.
tbe head which nature ha neglected to etabellinh, or
tliae has r-ibbcd of It native hue, by
ClilSTADOKO'S IIAIIi DVC!
RKTAINS ITS DARK IX'STRK
TOTHE CLOSE OF LIFE.
PBKRLFXS AMONI. TH01SANDS
Of prepara'i.n, thai prutale much aud pei form both -lug,
' iiM.iiMiiii nun- I'n'M'rviiiivr,
a valoableadiuiM t to tbe Uye, in dreMiua aud aewaastkkj
the growth and perfect health of the bw!r, ami of U-elf,
when use.t aloue, a safeguard that p;oteci iLe nbret
from decay under all circumstance, and under all climes.
N.Buracrurei oy J CKJSTAPORO,
Ko. C A"tor Houe, New York.
Hold by SU Ur:ggits. Applied by all Hair Itrea.er.
TOYS, NOTIONS. &C.
To the Trade!
HAVP. Naw IS STORK Fi)R IHK HOMii t Y TliA ill.
a very large aod spleadtd stock of Ter. .V.ti.ni-.
ncy Goods. Cutlery. Willow-Ware. Kire cracker. Tr.
-. Fireworks, 4c. Tbe aMortmeut cballeuge any
tbing equal to it, Kat or Wet. Long experience and
trlct attention to husinei alone enable rue to bring to-
gtthsr uch a:, cndle. variety of good whuh at all
time command the patronage of tbe publlr.
The trade is respectfally t Iii te.l to ex.nilne mr lo -l.
and prlce. CBAILM MAYKK.
nov.'4-dlui rto. 80 Wae. W abington htreet. k
ot. w. tix. c. r. arrcaistos 1
IIAI.I A. Ill TC'IIINSOX,
I'LAIS ASÜ ORS.VMfc.VJAl.
STEAM BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS,
stir rol pr r ami Itookbindrr.
No. 16 1-2 East Washington Street,
JT'l'rtlank Book of every deeeriptlon made to irdei
FURNITURE FOR SALE PRIVATELY.
niASO, "te Hoard, rWd.fvU, TabUs,St. Cb
J rrart,fatrtt, Carpeu. Sr . Ar., at sTa i t- n
Warne Atebae, Just eat of tbe Mind Aayhsui.
t lAJ.Nii, SO. Ä E A.ST NKVt TOKK sThKKT. OP
. HiiHtTK Lai vanity Square, I prenarvsl to do all
kibd. ? Hx'i'.r and 'b Palntln. r.rainti.ir and (1lai:t
roa abort awtlce and in lbs very het tyl. Perone
wtnin.f wwi n nr. line are re;nesrea te give ana a
call wa dl
Jfc . m . K B 6 A ii ,
M aKUFACTCBF.E ok
Sienm Boilers, Sheet Iron, Locomo
tive. Portable Stationery and
4ITKliot g eiper!.e a- r..rea.an for tmbe a C .
aad la tt employ of tb. keUefoutaia iUflreatd Cv .
i lee 1 i .i.Odebt t bat I can render katl.tarttoo.
h pair if of all kiud. done at .null advance aa
aarasrraiea'a ftgas .
bssata Feau.ylt..a .treat, one door aoaia of
tatkrtt'a Foundry. Add re. R.i as, lodlauap..). Ib. I
SOLDI ERS-WE THINn Dh
ttrlakland te qaltarlgbt ia advtetng yea ia bteadeerUaa
asent In oar eolaataa af T flj'' papas ,t take a bouk
ot blsblgbljraaaSBSBtnded Aatl Camera Htttbiw la war
kn.avk.. it anay ae ibe Urea ut ataay ot onr bat
sold.er M'.tbt r. eee tbst yoar de not r eg!eet
Ton oan get t at a Urwg Stwras tt aSawnta per batfte
It It tbe bast remedy far Dtarrba aad DfsasltJj.
avarebT-dlytHsiew i j
OH Y COODS
CLOSING OUT SALES
ai r UK-
WEST WsiSHIMOTOsf ST.,
HUME. LOH 1) CO.
i"HfNj rt) ttrrtn prom btjwmm wow
offer tl.er larva aad eylvsMiM starb of sd
it Jtew Tort wbaleale wrieaa, aad away fawd niach
let Feellnf i.n-!er obbfatli t the public for tbe rrj
larf patruuaa tie bare received, tre bate o oor ! l ta
adopt tblt method f ctoabtg aat ear präsent stark, Ibere
ly f'vlnr them tbe advsntaet of hujriaf their m aa
low a the Mine can be booirht at mt wboleeale pile. lu
Kadern eitle Tbl i ao Sctllen cry, afad we will -
or (he tale untr tbe abolt stock M rla est oat tit
Lar new in store i be laret and het selected tack
etrOrfb to tklt city. obUt!ti( "f
I wtaprMtif r trade, froat tbs ! ceerfy aar
To the h sjet
PLAIN SILKS AM) SATINS,
Watek will He aold recarStaas of tbe recet gr.
nm urn mm.
la great variety. Oar btiyer being at the kead of tbe
market daring tbe "pring, ka wa.1e nt effort t j
ears tbe finest tad atoetrasbtontbls la tbe wjarkwt.rasa
prising all tbe late
IM JNNKLI PRINTS,
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vt .. l c .
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THK k'iBlUN H 1
THK OU) KLA
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FAIR AND FESTIVAL.
fllHR FIFTH PRESBTTFL! A 5 CHtRCH fOBBJIAH
win nnid a rair and Ptativtt .t w. i , Ha oo.
ateaetna on PrVtav. Deceaer W. at i
Otiten can get alt the Holiday PretatiW tbey nay need
st fair proea. Oyter, Ice Cr-.- I '' fee. rV..-ivea
v. ! i 'fwi 4c
Tirteu of adwUealoa S3eat Fall tv lei. face.
rRAHt.FS I SflHAW, y,r,
de: did C'HaRLKS vt RHLt.WQ, ,
DMEASK90K THE H Kk 1 s
Seat loa I. Criaary and Rex aal Symeaie aaw aad reltaata
treatment tn Irpaeu mt the HOWARD eeuCUTTOH.
Sent by mail In aealed letter eaeetawee. tVaa s,fcbarfe.
Addreea t). J SEI LÜH H0UGHT05, Howard Atoc
Ua, So aSssait RiaU Strart, pa Ud4.ipaiA p,
HTÄEBVOU8 DEBILITY, SEMJNAL
Weaktara, etc., oaw at tmrmt by owe wfca aas really
eared elf aad bundrode of etbee. aad wall tail
not .tT f ebl tVKHHl A Mr.. wi t tij.
rnwAii) h rtATtt.
tawsawSAwit fUaa, Ma.
CO ' aw
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