NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 18G2.
gaVton ,mf Qirufarjt.
join nron hmith, itw.
WI1.UAM SHANE, Bxir4"r.
- JOHS CUV MB LET, AfordUf.
lifpuif ttartkaU'X . H. WHklnaon, A. C. Tucker,
asd Jeme A. Ptel. '".!.
OnUofth .Vurld John Ctsumljley, tt-offli-.U, first;
J. I I Byan,eefoud ; and John Rcddick, third- , ,
In Atuw William brlver.
tint VolWlork. B.Hhankland. , , ,.
Wtr Tom ColltU E. B. Carrett
T'taaarmr B. Hcury.
Blkrtr MaMr Tlinn.wi I,eake. 1
5,pwiWr o TPorl J. Q. Todd. '
FttpfrinitHdna of llu Water H'orfa James Wyatl. '
CM" o I'Vf ITKi.mi Jobo M. Betbury.
'l M af A CVww-T. II. MtBrkU.
J Vrrof Uimr J. L. Steward
''tfcf (oriwy-ijohB MoPhall BmltU. !
, ; CITY, COUNCIL. . ,
Hoard of Allernm M.M, Br ten, Prenidert ; J. R.
Kewman, G. A. J. Mayfleld, H.O. BcotoI, Wm. 8. Cheat.
h'n, J. C eraltb, M. O. L. Claiborne, itnd Jas. Bobb.
Ummt Ocmm! W. P. Joan, President! William
Hubert, T. J. Tarbrougb, Wm. Driver, Wm. Htewart,
UtilaHongh.W. it ulllns.Jnme Turner, O. M. South
Kate, A. J. CMe, Jan. Davie, Andrew Anderson, 3. B.
Kntiwles.aud John Or!. ' '
k imxmm wmirrtiiwi 0 till CITY 0OCSC1L. ,
fVeenee Knowlea, Pcovol and Colo. ' .
IKir If orb Aoderoa,flmilhMt Claiborne.
SVrMft-Yarbrough.Turner.Huulhgals, Davis, Brieo,
Mayfleld, Cheatham and Claiborne.
W Neemaa, Stewart end Turnor.
BotplbH Jon, Maytlejd and 8lon. ?
(Mi-Cheatham, Mayfleld n Know lee.
lira DtpartnmQtvk&r, Driver end Nowman.
Driver, Cheatham and Davis. .; ; -Crvaeiwft'mitfi.Btswart
and Newman. , .
Muriel hm Robwle, Stewart and Turner , ,
Wat Hough, Claiborne and Davis. .
-4 Pi'ice Cbeutham.BrleB arjj Anderson
Spring Hough, Claiborne and Brlen. ' . ?
Wort oe Cheatham, MaynHdaud Knowlos.
fmprotMwu. and ErpmiUhtrei Colo, Bcovel and
ready. ; ' ; '
pnWie Property Brlea, Cbeatbam and Turner.
p HoajieUayfluld, Jouca and Roberta. '
-The Board ol Aldermen mnlt tbe Tuesdays
next preceding the second and fourth Thursday in
each month, and tbe Common Council tbe aecond
end fourth Thureilaye la each month.
Carli Juhn Baugb.
Urtt IMwutl-Wn. Yarbrotigb.
(.md Llxiilmaut John U. Peril.
I'ulioenum Wm. Jactuon, John Carcnder, Kleh Pa.
vlf, Joel rhiUIe, Wm. Baker, John Ottrcll, William
H.aio, John Koglei, J. W. Wright, John Puckett,
Robert 8oott, W. C. rraucla.Thomaa Kraneii, Andrew
Joyce, David Tatoi, and CUarlee UulllU ,
The Police Court te openod every morning
COUNTy OFFICERS. " ,
( tJ,trffJumo M. Hlnton
PffHwt Thomaa Hob-
; n and J. K. Buchanan. .
liylr Phineas Garrett. ., ,,
f 7Vtut-W, Jitsjwr Taylor
Conmer V II. Belcher.
' kangw John Corbltt,
IfeaewM ColUelor J. 0. BrUey.
BmOnad Tarn Cbfrtor W. P. Robertson.
CoMtabltt for me KhtiV Pwfrirt John P. Oowor
nd J. E. tTewmaa.
ntftf tloa. James Whltworth.
atrhY. Itadsley KlchoU
fThe Judge's Court meets the urst Monday In
aoh month, aod th Quarterly Court, composed of
tb Magistrate of th County, It hsld th Brst Mon
day In January, April, Jul and October.
Judy Uoa. Nathaniel Baiter.
Clerk Pavld C. Lov. .
atsT The Court meets th flrt Monday i March
Jd Hon. WlllUm K. Tamer.
Cbrfc Cbarls E. Plggon.
gCji-Ttie Court meets tb first Monday in April Au
gust end December. ,
v CHANCERY COURT.
CaaMMMftor Hon. Samuel P. Frierson.
Cli-r owl UatltrJ. B. Cleave.
BW Tb Court meets the first Monday lu May and
L 0. Cv 7.
Jons r. nini,Oraad Recretary, should b addressed
at llaiMiulH, u
TviwMwes t, Ko. I Meets every Tuesday Even
Ing, at their Ball, oa the corner of Ualoa and Bum-
nter atreete. Th oraoers fir tb present term, are
0. 8. Leuur,N G.j J. B. Mills, T .; J. U Wcakle,
ISecreUry j L. K Spain, Treasurer,
Trmbu Loda, lie. 10 Meets at tli an plac
very Monday Brening. Th olSoert are : R. A.
lampoon. .u., ueary appie, v.u.i. iva,
BeereUry ; B. F. Browa, Treasurer.
Hb LitNo. 0Uoets at their Hall, oa South
--.iTry street, every Friday evening. Th olDoeri
are I O. C. Covert, NO; Frauk Herman, T O J Jamos
Wyett, Secretary j W, at- Mallory, Treasurer.
invert teeV. ' 15. (Oertnan) Ueets at th
flail, corner of Ualoa and Summer streets, every
rhtireday Xvenlng. The offloersare : Charlv Rich,
NO.; P. Friedman, T.O.; J BlllerlUh, Secretary j
00. Slfrl, Treasurer.
KiMw Ktmmpmenl, Ko. 1 MeeU at lb above nail
a th first and third Wednesdays of each month
Tb officer are; J. C. M.lla, CP. ; T. D. MoHrtde, II P.
O. F. Fuller, 8.W.; Peter Harris, Jr., J.W.; John F,
Ulile, Surib B. K. Culler, Treasurer.
(Vie BtvikA F-memMpmiU, N. 4 Meets at Hi
above lla'l oa lb avcosd and fourth Wednesday
nliihts reaeh mouth. The oltloer are: Jas. T IVdi,
CP.; Ury Api)l,H.I'-j L. Moker, S.W.; B. FrieJ-
ruan, J.W- tturU Kirihr, Scribe; J N. Ward,
DAriimos Couktt PittKCTpRT Ccnlimfd.
KII.ITAET fttJAETEM AND OmCXKS.
t fntf Reaitrinarteri o High Itreet. Oea, Nglr,
Dhtrirt Hotdnwtori m fumnw itmt (Pr.
ford'a reeidence.) W. II. Bidnll, Ma). I5lb V. B. In
fantry, A. A. A. O. . , ,. .
rrovoti MvtlMl Ilradquarturt at the Capitoi A.
C. Cillom, Col. let Tonn. Infantry.
Cui'f AittAitt QKarltrmtutet HoadQiiartera on
Cborry ttreet ; Nn. 10, (luilge Catrun'l rtiliirce.)
Caj.t. J. P. IlingUm.
AmUtni QutrtrmviUT'NQ. Citrry itreet.' Ca;it.
AmkMaiA Qmrlermnttir Vme etrcet, timr Mn.
folk'treeldonre. Cat. R. Jf. Lmi
Aliant ' QHnrttrmaiitr-Ko. 87, Marknt ftlrcel.
Capt. J. U. Hale. , . ;
CM CnmUMr II'HKtiuartert, No 10, Tine at.
Capt. B. Macfooly. . .
Commiarf of HflnMntoe Broail etrei't. . ("apt. 8
Mttle. , , 1
AiMing ComnHtmrf of tubniiJrwCuruei of Broad ,
and Colicpe atrevta. Lieut CbarUi Alku.
Mtdicml director Hummer itreet. (Dr. Ford'l old
midenne.) Furgron, E. Swift. :
M'lilcal Purvtyor't Cftce Church etreet, Xlmoni
Bulldlug. J. B. Plimn, Surgeon. Bib Kentucky In
(kntry, Acting Medical Purreyor. ,
Tun KARltriua Union wm eommenred a few weekl
unee, Ibr tbe nuruoee of oiiixxina the Rebel Southern
uonreaeracy, ana of adrocat'.ng the reatoratlon or
f ederal authority, without any abatement, over all
tbe HlaWe which bare attempted to secede. It holda
as friends all who support, and as foes all who oppose
me union or ins urates. - it has no watchword hut
I'lnoos n NmoniirrT. r
With rebela and traltu has no compromise tn
make. It contends for the Federal Constitollon an
tbe Laws made la pursuance thereof as the Mcrassa
Liwoithi Lso, anything in the Constitution and
Iwsofany of the btaies to the contrary notwith
standing. It contends for the Union of tbe States, beeauee
without It the preservation of our liberties and lnU.
tntiooa and the organiEHtion of society Itself are
wholly Impowuble. Tlierefore, whatever stands in
'Me way or orusniug out the rebellion end restoring
e union mutt pernio, no matter by wlml uams it be
To the people of Tennesson, ever renowned for their
devotion to Liberty and Tnlon, until they wera be
trayed to the rebel despntlvm at Richmond by a pr
dious Oovernor and corrupt Legbjlatnre, and who
have icit so bcavilv tha awlnl curre of treason and
anarchy, we appeal for support. Let the nnnrns of
rebel tuue-bohivrs, vigtuuioe Committee, ane: Mlnnts
Men, who have tilled our bo.-dort with monrnlnf. be
giuoeiiea oeiore me world. lt tuoee ambitious and
avaricious men no nave plotUti our ruin for their
own aggrandisement be fastened to the pillory of
shame, no matter Dow btcu thi'lr itu.n iu society
1st it be shown bow the cofrtvied defenders of
'8mihern Bights" ara now Isadiug marauding bands
of tree-bootors aud moM-troopers over our etnte, kid'
sapping nocroes, stealing horiwe snd cattle, breaking
Inlohousen, burning railroad bridges and oars, aud
murdoring unarmed citizens in sold blood. : Let the
truth, t J long excluded by th Southern conspirators,
now circulate freely througn every neignoornoou,
and our rauae will assuredly triumph. Will not kiyal
men everywhere aid un In the dissemination of favts
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8ATURDAY MORNING. NOV. 8, I8C2
17ewi from the South, Vice Presi
dent Stephena oa Hartial Law and
Kh'hmoxp, Va., St'ptfmKt'r 8.
1o Hon. James Iu Calhoun, Atlanta, Oa.:
Dear Hirt : Your letter of the 28th tilt.
to lion. 1. II. Hill, was submitted V me
by him a few days ago for my views aa
to the proper answer to be mado to your
several inquiries touching your powers
and duties in the oflice of civil Governor
of Atlanta, to which you have beort ap
pointed by General Bragg. 'I took the
letter with the promise to write to you
fully upon the whole subject. This, there-
fore, la the object of my now writing tt
you. l regret the ticiay mat naa occurred
in the fulfillment of my promise. It has
been occasioned by the press of other
engagements, and I now find my time too
abort to write aa fully as I could Winn.
The subject is one of great importance,
and this, as well as matters of a kindred
sort, have given me deen concern for some
time past. " ' ."
I am not at all surprised at your being
at a loss to know what your powers and
duties are in your new position,'' and
your inability to find anything in any
written code of lawa to enlighten you
upon them. The truth is, your office is
unknown to the law. General Bragg had
no more authority for appointing you
civil governor of Atlanta than I had, and
I had or have no more authority than any
street-walker in your city. Under his
appointment, therefore, you can rightfully
exercise no more power than if the ap
pointment had been made by a street
We live under a Conslilntion. That
Constitution was nTada for war as well
as peace. Under that Constitution we
have civil laws and military laws; laws
for the civil authorities and laws for the
military. The first are to be found in
the statutes at large, and the latter in
the Utiles and Articles of War. But in
this country there is no such thing at
martial law, and cannot be until the
Constitution U set aside if such an evil
day shall ever come upon us. All the
law-making power in the L.onfederate
States Government is vested in Congress.
But Congress cannot declare martial law,
which, in its proper sense, is nothing but
au abrogation of all laws. If Congress
cannot do it, much less can any ouicer
of the Govet nment, either civil or military'
do it rightfully, from the highest to the
lowest. Congress may, in certain cases
specified, assume the writ of habeas ctrr-
bus; but this by no means interferes with
the administration of justice so as to de
prive any party arrested of his right to
a speedy and public trial by a jury, after
infjictmtnt, &c. It does not lessen or
weaken tbe ngnl of sucn party to redress
for an illegal arrest. It docs not author
ize arrests except upon oath or affirma
tion upon probable cause. It only se
cures the party beyond misadventure to
answer the charge and prevent prelimi
nary inquiry as to the formality or legali
ty of his arrest. It does not lnmnge or
impair his other constitutional rights.
These Congress cannot impair by
law. The constitutional guarantees
are above and beyond tbe reach or
power of Uingress, ana mucu more,
if it could be, above and be
yond the power of any officer of
the Government Your appointment,
therefore, in my opinion, is simply a
nullity. You, by virtue of it, possess no
rightlul authority, aim can eecreise
none. The order creating you Livil Gov
ernor at Atlanta, was a most palpable
usurpation. I speak of the act only in
a legal and constitutional sense; not of
the motive that prompted it But a
wise people, jealous of their rights,
would do well to remember, as Deloime
so well expresses it, that "such acts, so
laudable, when we only consider the mo
tive of them, make a breach at which
tyranny will one day enter," if quietly
submitted to long.
Now, then, my opinion is, if any one
be brought before you for punishment
for Belling liquor to a soldier, or any
other allegation, where there is no law
against it, no law passed by the proper
law-making power, either btate or Lou
federate, and where, as a matter of
ceurse, you have no legal or rightful au
thority to punish either by line, corpo
really, &c, you should simply make this
response to ine one who urings mm or
her, as the case may be, that you have
no jurisdiction of the matter complain-
A British Queen (Anne) was ouce urged
by the Emperor of Kussia to punish one
of her officers for what His Majesty con
sidered an act of indignity to his Km
bassador to hi r Court, though th officer
had violated no positire law. The
Queen's memorable reply was that "site
could inflict no punishment upon any
the meanest of tit r subjects uulec war
ranted by the law of the land." This is
an example ycu might well imitatr. For
I take it for granted that no one will pre
tend that any .General in command of
ottr armies could confer upon you or any
body greater power than the ruling sove
reign of England possesses in like cases
under similar circumstances. The case
referred to in England cave rise to a
change of the law. After that an act
was passed exempting Foreign Ministers
from arrest. , So with vi. It' the proper
discipline and good order ol the army
require that thersaleof liquor to a soldier
by a peron not connected with the army,
should be prohibited (which I do not
mean to question in the slightest degree,)
letthe prohibition be declared by law,
passed by Congress, 'wiih the pain and
penalties for a violation of it, with the
mode and manner of trying the oU'enee
plainly set forth. Until this is done no
one has any authority to punish in such
cases; and any one who undertakes to
do it is a trespasser and a violator of
the law. Soldiers in the service, as well
as the officers, are subject to the liules
and Articles of War, and if they commit
any offense known to the military code
therein prescribed, they are liable to be
tried and punished according to the law
made for their government If these
UuleS and Articles of War, or, in olher
words, if the military code of the gov
ernment of the army is defective in any
respect, it ought to be amended by Con
gress. There alone the power is vested.
Neither General s nor their Provost Mar
shals have any power (o make, alter or
modify laws either military or civil, nor
can they declare what shall be crimes,
either military or civil, or establish any
tribunal to punish what they may so de
clare. All these matters belong to Con
gress, and I assure you, in my opinion,
nothing is more essential to the mainten
ance and preservation of constieulional
liberty than that the military be ever
kept subordinate to the civil authorities.
i ou then have my views hastily but
Yours, most respectfully,
Ai.kx. 11. Stephens.
Eunning an Engine in tho Hebel
Krom "Thirteen Munths iu the Rcbl Army."
Tho engineer, Charles Little, refused
to run the train on during the night, as he
was not well acquainted with the road,
and thought it dangerous. . In addition,
the head light of the locomotive being
out of order, and the oil frozen, he could
not nAke it burn, aud he coutd not possi
bly run without it. Colonel Williams
grew augry, probaoly suspecting him of
i nion sentiments, and of wishing to de-
ay tho train, cursed him rather roundly.
and at length told him he shonld run it
under a guard, adding to the guard al
ready on the engina, "If any accident oc
curs, shoot the cursed Yankee." Little
was a Northern man. Upon the threat
thus enforced, the engineer seemed to
yield, and prepared to start the train.
As it having forgotten animportant mat
ter, he said, hastily, ''Oh, I mint have
some oil," and stepping down ou tho lo
comotive, walked toward the engine
house. When he was abont twenty yards
from the cars, the guard thought of their
duty, and ono of them followed Little,
ana called upon him to bait; but in a
moment he was behind the machine shop
andou in the dense woods, in the deep
darkness. The commotion soon brought
the Colonel and a crowd, and while they
were cursing each other all around, the
urcman and most of the breakmen slipp
ed off, and here we were with no means
of getting ahead. All this time I bad
stood on the engine, rather enjoying the
tnetee, but taking no part in it, when Col
Williams, turning to me, said:
"Can not you run the engine ;
I replied, "No, sir."
'You have been on it as we came down."
''Yes, sir. as a matter of curiosity."
"Don't you know how to start and stop
"Yes, that is easy enough ; but if any
thing should go wrong 1 could not ad
"No difference, no difference, sir j
must bo at Bowling Green t-morrow,
and you must put us through.
I looked bim in the eye, and said
calmly, "Uoloncl W llliams, I cannot vol
untarily take tho responsibility of man
aging a a train with a thousand men on
board, nor will I be forced to do it under
guard who know nothing about an en
gine, and who would bo as likely to shoot
me for doing my duty as failing to do it,
but if you will find among the men
fireruau, and send away this guard, and
come yourself on the locomotive, i wil
do the best I can.
And now commenced my apprentice
ship to running a Secession railroad train
with a rebel rrgiaient n board. The
engine behaved admirably, and ( began
to feel quite safe, for she obeyed every
command I gave her, as if she acknowl
edged me her rightful lord.
I could not but be startled at the posi
lion in which I was plaeed,bolding in Diy
bands tbe lives of more than a thousand
men, rutiiing a train of tweuty-tlve cars
over a roid I had pevr seen, running
without, a head lit(ht, and the road s
dark that I could oniy see a rod or two
ahead, and, to crown all, knowing almost
nothing of the buainrfs. Of course I rati
slowly, about ten miles an hour, and never
took my hand off the trottle or my eye
from the road. The Colonel at length
grew confident, and almost confidential,
and did most of the talkuur, as I had no
time for conversation. When we had
run about thirty miles, and everything
was going well, Colonel Williams conclu
ded to walk back, on the top of the box
cars, to a passenger car which was at
tached to the rear of the train and Occu
pied by the officers.
This somewhat har.ardotis move he
commenced Jnst as we struck A stretch of
trestlewoi k whi. h carried the road over a
gorpoof some fifty , feet deep. As the
locomotive reached tho end of the trestlo
work the grade rose a little, and I could
see through or in a deep cut, which the
road ran into, an obstruction. What it
was, or bow far ahead, I had almost no
conception; but quick as thought and
thought is quick aa lightning in such
circumatunces I whistled for the brakes,
shut oil the steam, and waited the col
lision. I would have reversed the en
gine, but a fear that a reversal of its
actum would crowd tip the cars on th
trestlewoik and throw them into the
gorge below, forbade; nor was there
wisdom in jumping of!, as tbe steep em
bankments on either side would prevent
escape from the wreck ft the cars when
the collision camo. All this was de
cided in an instantof time, and I calmly
awaited the shock which I saw was una
voidable. Though the speed, which was
very moderate before, was considerably
diminished in the fifty yards between
the obstacle and' the head of the train.
saw that we would certainly ran into
the rear of another train, which was the
obstruction I had seen.
The first car struck was loaded with
lay and grain. My engine literally split
it in two, throwing the bay right and left
and scattering the grain like chaff. The
next car, loaded with horses, ws in like
manner torn to pieces, and the horses
piled upon tho sides of the road. The
third car, loaded with tents and camp
equipage, seemed to present greater re
sistance, as the locomotive only reached
it ana came to a stand sun.
My emotions during theso moments
were most peculiar. I watched the re
morseless pressue of the engine with al
most admiration. It appeared to be de
liberate, and resolute, and insatiable.
The shock was not great, the advance
seemed very slow; but it plowed on
through car after car with a steady and
determined course, which suggested at
that critical moment a vast and resistless
iving agent. When motion ceased, 1
knew my time of trial was near; for if
Uoloncl Williams had not been thrown
from the top of the cart into the corge
below, be would soon be forward to ex
ecute his threat to shoot me if an acci
dent occtrred. I stepped out of the cab
on the railing running along to the
smokestack so as to be out of view of
one coming forward toward the engine,
and yet to have him in the full light of
the lantern which hung lb the cab.
exactly as I had surmised for I had
seen a specimen of his fierce temper and
recklessness be came stamping and
cursing; and jumping from the car on to
tho tender, he drew a pistol and cried
out, "Where is that cursed engineer that
did this pretty job, I'll shoot him tbe
minute I lay my eyes on him."
1 threw up my six shooter so that the
light of the lantern shone npon it, while
be could see but indistinctly, if at all,
and said with deliberation, "Colonel
Williams, if you raise your pistol you are
a dead man ; don't stir, but listen to me
I have done just what any man must
have done under the circumstances. I stop
ped the train as soon as possible, and I'll
convince you of it if you are a reasonable
man ;,bnt not another word of shooting,
or you go down.
' Don't shoot, don't shoot," ho cried.
'Tut np your pistol and to will I,"
lie did so, and came forward, and
explained the impossibility of seeing the
train sooner, at I bad no bead light; and
they had carelessly neglected to leave a
light on tbe rear of tbe olher train
advised the choleric Colonel to go for
ward and expend bis wrath and curses
on the conductor cf the forward train
that had stopped in aucb a place, and
sent out no signal-tsan in the rear, nor
even left a red light lie acknowledged
I was right. I bad then informed him
that I was an officer in the Ordnance
Department, and was in charge of
shipment of ammunition for Bowling
Green, and would have him courtmar-
tialed when we reached there, unless be
apologised for the threats be had made.
This information had a calming effect on
the Colonel, wly at heart was really a
The Louisville Journal of the 4 th
says : ?
Wo are rejoiced to learn that the an
nouncement of the murder of Mr. T. T.
Tabb by the rebel troops was unwar
ranted! Ho was arrested by them and
carried South by Bragg'a army, but at
the last account no personal violence had
been done him.
What laurels Moui.ax
would have won as foot
Olympian games I
racers in the
Killing of VaUandigham's Editor
Daytos, 0., Nov. 1. J. F. Bollinger,'
editor of tho Dayton Empirn, was shot
dead this morning by Henry M. Brown,
a hatter, of this city. The difficulty grew
out of a personal misunderstanding be
tween the parties, occasioned by tbe
shooting of a dog belonging to Bollinger
by ono of IVowa't sons.
Brown gave himself up and was taken
to Jail. The affair has occasioned muck
excitement on our streets.
A special despatch to the Enquirer
from Dayton says : After the shooting of
Dollinger the excitement grew intense.
Several hundred persons collected for
the purpose of taking Brown, from jail
and hanging him. The Mayor promptly
quelled the riot. This afternoon the
crowd again collected in largo number
around the jail, but no demonstration of
any consequence was made. About 7
o'clock this evening the mob again as
sembled and proceeded to the jail with
two swivels, for the purpose of breaking
down the jail doort and dragging Browa
out to be executed. The guns were csp
tured by the police. Some few shots
were fired and four persons wounded, one
severely. At 10 1 M., all was compara
tively quiet. , j
ihe Mayor early in the evening tele
graphed General Wright for a military
force to assist him in preserving the
peace, and at half-past eight o'clock five
companies of regulars left the city,, and
arrived at Dayton at ten P. M.
Hie l.nqmrtr savt a gentleman who
arrived from Dayton at half-past nine
last night says the parties had a political
quarrel before the election, and Brown
threatened to shoot Bellinger, and that
the killing of the dog was only an indi
rect cause of Ihe rencounter of yesterday.
Correspondent's of tlm Philadelphia Pre.
Expedition to Texas.
Washington, Oct. 28. Tbs departure
of Major General Banks for New York
on Monday afternoon, there to open bis
headquarters and tp organize tbe great
expedition about to be set on foot under
his command, marks one of the most im
portant epochs of this war. Information
derived from various sources and infer
ences from sundry facts induce mo to be
lieve that the following will be found,
substantially, tha aim and purpose of
this new movement.
The attention of the government of the
United States has for a long time been
earnestly directed toward Texas, and the
importance of extended military opera
tions to restore Federal authority in that
State has been strongly and persistently
urged by several delegations of loyal
Texans, under the solemn assurances
that a large portion of the people of
Texas are only waiting for an opportunity
to return to their allegiance, and estab
lish, within their boundaries, one or more
free BUUes, thus putting under progressive
control and civilized cultivation the entire
empire which declared its independence
of Mexico neatly thirty years ago, and
was sealed to the United States in 1844.
To accomplish this vast design will
undoubtedly be the object of tbe expedi
tion under General JJanks. Only two
weeks ago an expedition also looking to
wards lexas, after nrst clearing the
Mississippi of rebel obstructions, was
entrusted to Major General John A. Mc-
Clernand, of Illinois, who it now in the
Western States earnestly engaged in its
organization. The concurrent movement
oa the seaboard, beaded by Gen. Banks,
and looking to the tame object, after
having been long and favorably consi
dered by tho military authorities, hat
now been formally decided upon.
The people or the United States will
also be glad to know that it it designed
by the Government to clothe these two
commanders with the largest discretion
ary power. They have entered upon
their task, therefore, with the full con
fidence of the Administration, and will
be aupported by the whole influence of
the civil and military authorities; and
ahould the aims and results of these con
joined expeditions prove to be what I
have foreshadowed, then every patriotic
heart will give utterance to a prayer thai
God may speed them triumphantly oa
their way. .
WutATLANu, Va-, Nov. 30. General
Stoneman'a Division of General Wilcox'
corps, yesterday occupied Leesburj with
out opposition. . This move will enable
General Pleasanton't cavalry to penetrate
further the enemy's position, to recon
noitre leyond our front.
Washihutoi, Oct. 31. John W. For
ney, Secretary of the Senate, will atari
a daily paper, on Monday, called th
Daily Chrutikle, as an Administration or
Major-Gemcbal Bubll. Major-Gen-eral
Bui II, it appears, hat been ordered
to Indianapolis, and not to Annapolis,
Maryland. Us was in this city laat
evening, but we are lalormed that be will
leave tor Indianapolis to-day. Colonel
Fry, of the General'! staff, is iu Lexing
ton at present. lHthvitl Journal
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