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Art or War.
New York, Friday, January ?3, 1863,
advertisements for the country.
The Wsekly IIhuld, with its increasing circulation, is
a capital medium for advertisements designed ta reach
the mlico of ountry dealers and merchants.
The Army of the Potomac has once more been
ordered to cross the Rappahannock. The news
from Washington states that General Hooker's
division wont over on Wednesday; and all the
reports from Richmond confirm the statement*
that the Union array was about to croas above and
below Fredericksburg, and that an early attack
on General Lee's forces was imminent. General
Burnable baa issued an address to his soldier9
announcing that they were about to be led
against the enemy. The late brilliant actions in
Worth Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas, he says,
have divided and weakened the enemy on the Rap'
pahannock, and the auspicious moment seems to
have arrived to strike a great and mortal blow to
the rebellion, and to gain that decisive victory
which is due to the country.
' iter despatches from headquarters last night
* > that the storm which has raged there
I he last three days, has left the roads in a
1 . hie condition, and that there was no prospect
n immediate change. As far aa known, how
ever, no action had taken place up to yesterday
evening. ?
A despatch received at Charleston from Kins
ton, N. C., on the 15th, says "that our troops drove
the rebel pickets eighteen miles below the day
previous, and that it is supposed to be a strong
force in advance. Our forcea are build
in? bridges over Cove creek, which is
doubtless a feint to cover their movements on
Wilmington or Weldon. The federals are sixty
thousand strong, a?d have twenty days' rations.
The Yankee gunboats attacked Fort Caswell on
the l.lth, but without arriving at any result. A
fight is expected here, at Kinston, within three
1 he capture of a rebel defence below Fort Cas
well by Lieutenant Cashing, has been before re
ported in these columns.
K,.ine fears were entertained for the safety or
our iron clads, the Wcehawken and Nahnnt. in the
late storm, but it will be seen that the former
steamer got safely into Fortress Monroe, although
several powerful tug boats were compelled to
seek shelter. The Nahant also reached Lewes
l>ei., in safety, facts which prove that the iron
Cluds are able to stned a heavy sea.
The rebel papers state that an nnsuccessful at
tempt was made to run the blockade off Charles
ton on the 19th. A vestal, supposed to be the
steamer Huntress, laden with four hundred bah ,
of catton, endeavored to get out but failed to
do so, and was burnt off the mouth of the Swu-di
channel on the night of the 21st.
An interesting caee. arising out of the rnptun
of the British ship Admiral by a fruited State.
eruisen for attempting to run tho blockade of the
port of Savannah, has just been heard in the
Liverpool Court of Passage, before the Assessor. '
A number of seamen who bad agreed to serve on
board the Admiral into and out of -'safe" ports in
North or .South Amcri< a brought an action
against the owners of th? vessel for ex
?? wares and compensation for the time
icy wo?a detained and ill-treated ? on
?aril the United Slates cruiser Th<\ , ,,mp
? the captain altered the course of the re r
?1 attempted to run her info Savannah a bled;
d port, nnd rone. ,tlv one Of darner. Thi
?nee was that t< , , f A,m
'?"l that the port of h was block
I. ami that |lu. vessel low#d tL(
bar of Port Royal by tho ry Unitod State
stumer which *ela?l hf.r
te c of furnishing ,t(.r ^
oil." Th. seamen acknowledged that Ui, c.p,ain
protested at the time of the arrest. in tllc |irWM
nf alt the crew, to the United Ht if.., ^
'n htm of having thus decoyed him into the uhl
1!. ' lockade. The Assessor decided that the men
r ' 1 he paid: hut leave was given to the owners
A mltal to appeal the case to the Court of
Ill the Senate yesterday U?? credentials of Hou.
David Turpic, elected Seuator from Indiana, were
presented. A petition for the relief of the widow
of Thomas Gregg, the original inventor of iron
clad vessels, was also presented. A joint resolu
tion was offered directing the Secretary of the
Navy not to accept a title to League Island until
Congress shall so direct. A motion to refer the
subject to the Naval Committee was rojected?12
against 25. Petitions from the daughters and sis
ters of Commodore Uenshaw and Commander Wain
wright re.-|)ectively, both of whom were killed at
Galveston, asking for pensions, were presented
and referred. A resolution directing inquiry as to
the expediency of publishing monthly the iiaincs
of all officers of the army who are absent on leave
was adopted. The bill amendatory of the act es
tablishing the grade of line officers of the navy
was called up and discussed, but no action taken.
The subject of annulling treaties with the Kioux
Indians and alfordiug relief to tho sullerers by
the Indian outrages in Minnesota was debated
and laid aside till to-day. The bill reimbursing
Minnesota for Indian war expenses was passed.
The bill to provide greater comfort for sick and
wounded soldiers and promote the efficiency of
the medical department was then takeu up. in
the course of the debate Mr: Uicc said that "al
though a member of the Military Committee lie
had been able to get no accurate information
from any department of the government as to
the number vl JJicniu army or in the hospitals.
Tluy sent here estimates for one million two hun
dred thousand men, and some of them for
one million live hundred thousand men; but
none of them could tell within fifty pet
cent what the real number was. They were al
ways asking for an increase of rank and pay. The
cry was for money, money, money; and none of
tliciu could tell what for. There seemed to be no
order in tho departments at all." After an ex
ecutive session the Seuate adjourned.
In the House of Representatives a bill providing
for a Dcpnty Register of the Treasury, at S'2,500
per annum, and extending for two years the terms
of office 'of Assistant Secretaries of War, was
passed. The House then went into Committee of
the Whole on the bill providing ways and means
'or the support of the government. A number of
mportant amendments were adopted. The bill,
so fur as it has bean amended, may be found ap
pended to the report of the Congressional proceed
'ngs in to-day's Hkuai.u
In our State Seuate yesterday a message wa* re
ceived from Governor Seymour in response to the
resolution of that body requesting him to call out
the militia or to take such other measures as lie
might deem necessary to prevent a riot in the
Assembly chamber. The Governor states his de"
termination to preserve order iu the capital, but
reminds the Senators that he cannot act ut their
request, as he can only interfere when members of
the Assembly call on him for protection. He has
however, he informs them, made such arrange
ments with the Mayor of the city as he believes
will prevent any riotous proceedings. The mes
sage. was read and ordered to be printed. A bill
to incorporate the Ilurlem Savings Bank was intro- |
duced. A resolution to pay the.N w York soldiers
iu our army out of the State treasury, in the form
of a loan to the national government, was offered,
and laid over under the rule. But little other
business of general interest was transacted.
The Assembly met at twelve o'clock, but ad
journed without talcing any vote for Speaker or
transacting any other business, the day's session
being taken up with the speeches of members.
Judge Dean, of this city, the democratic candidate
for the Speakership, withdrew from the contest,
and nominated as his successor Mr. Eliphaz Trim
mer, of Monroe county. It is thought probable
that an organization of some kind will be effected
The storm on Wednesday night was of greater
violence than supposed at first, but, singularly
enough, was not fruitful in any serious accidents
to property in this city. On the water it is feared
many accidents will be reported in the course of a
day or twq. All the steamboats from the East
were unusually late in the hour of their arrival at
this city, as will be seen by the reports in our co
lumns of marine uews.
A Fortress Monroe despatch of yesterday an
nounces the safe arrival of the iron-clad Weehawken
in Hampton Bonds.
The telegraph announced yesterday that the
nogro-worshippers in the Wisconsin Legislature
had nominated for re-election to the United States
Senate Hon. James It. Doolittle. The conserva
tive members have not yet settled upon a can
didate. It is not certain which party candidate
will be elected, as there is considerable doubt
about the political sentiments of some of the
members, particularly those who were voted for
by both parties, and who claim the designation of
Unionists. As a faction they unquestionably hold
the balance of power, and are therefore able to
control the clcctiou. The following is the politi
cal complexion of the two houses:
Semite. Hiniee.
Conservatives. 10 48
Negro-worshippers Ifi 45
Unionists ? 6
Doubtful 1 ?
The ticket nominated by the nigger-worshippers'
State Convention of Connecticut, whi-li met, In
New Haven on Wednesday, is the same as that
brsnght forward by the so-called Union Convan
tion of that State. It consists of all of the pre
sent State officers.
The Adjutant General of Connecticut has issued
an amnesty to all military offenders in that State.
In general orders he says: - -"All persons who by
enlistment or draft owe service to the State, and
who have not been arrested, t L ? have not been
nurtured into th< service of ti? i n.tetl States, are
herein discKi d from - inn ice, and all war
rat sissued b? authority fr< i 'h\. <h partment for
fj,, ,rri>"t o' s:k b pc -i . nf hi iel>.. ft voked."
On ic.i lion ilolia' f.H| ? 1 by the government
(??tin t'oinn i-snui'r , on Wednesday, to reeom
],, in . owners in the District of Columbia for
the cmuiu .pation of their slaves. The soldiers in
the ticld yet remain unpaid.
Prof. O. A. Brownson (white man), Fred. Doug
lass (colored man) and T. W. Brown, a Cayuga
chief (red man), arc leotnring in Chicago.
The officers and crew of the United States gun
boat Chippewa, at Gibraltar, have contributed
>270 for the relief of the suffering operatives in
There are 6.*.G7 rate* in the public
r . : i ? i" .' an incr ?>,'fifl.v
mi r tri 'I ' diuMMt* I<e
' , . til . tiiaits and half breeds
in i lUide '.he limits of tC<? re?erva
t? n c?t\ of Hartford ' II remains
? ?' ?ri? rock. .ipsratiom
.i r v v oni'iloted. and the
ravU-i ' *v ? iu doubt tliat tin s [| 1 r> ,.l0
i i on tie dry ?e t two or
ree tin. s.
v -,,111, i no ?" ton Co ? rviulee perty of
, W1, b ed. ,eet at Dee Moigee on
utU of Ma)
la the Board ot > ? , oi.icn last Witling a
.la > aient we-1 re'lVt from the Uomptmi or
fit lining the returns made m Ins department by
'In Sixth and Eighth A ? "'o Ballroe.l companies
v tie r re -nipt iroiu S -ten rl t ' ember
?'in- if. IV total r S tat ki?tb
Avenue llailroad Company daring that period
amounted to (117.094 1G. and of the Eighth Ave
nue to $123,(W> 6#. The paper wan ordered to be
printed in the minute*. A report from the Comp
trollcr, to hare the war and relief ordinance* le
galised by the State legislature, and making pro
vision for the payment of the eame. waa adopted.
Mr. James M. Sweeney, Clerk of the Board, stated
in a communication that he had reappointed his
former assistants and messengers. On motion,
the Board then adjourned until Thursday evening
next, at livo o'clock.
The stock market coutinuee very active, bat tbo move
most of prices was irregular yesterday Pacific Mail ad
vaucvd leu per cent, and Harloun preferred declined cte
von. other securities fluctuated actively Geld add at
147 >, a 147V, closing 148 bid. Kxrh.iogo w is lower;
baukors' bills sold at 102 V- Money was easy at 6 per
Cotton was a shade Armor and In fair request yester
day. Flour, wheat and corn also advanced a shade, with
liberal sales. There waa less activity in provisions and
whiskey, hul prices were supported. The principal
movements in grocorles were the aales of Riocolloo,
black toas and Kast India rice at buoyant prices. The
transact mas were fair in hay, hides, leather, tahovv and
tobacco, and moderate in Ash, fruit, metals, oils, reeds
and spices. Thore were rather more extensive freight
engagements reported, aud rates to Liverpool wore
quoted a shade better.
Tb? Campaign in Virginia and Worth
Carolina?Great EvtnU at Hand.
The lute mysterious and oppressive silence in
regard to the army of the Potomac is broken
in his general orders of Tuesday ItSt, ?i\e publi'
cation of which id authorized, Gen. Burnside
announced that his army " is about to meet the
enemy once more;" that the late brilliant ac
tions for the Union cause " in North Carolina,
Teauossec and Arkansas have divided and
weakened the enemy on the Rappahannock,"
and that thus the " auspicious momeqt seems
to have arrived to strike a great and mortal
blow to Iho rebellion."
This is the substance of the address of Gen
Burnside to his army ou the 20th instant; and
on the evening of the ltfth it was reported, and
confirmed by passengers who had just arrived
at Richmond, that the Union forces had
crossed over the river, and were above
and below Fredericksburg. From this it
is evident that Gen. Burnside has divided
his army into two columns, and has
advanced one against the right and the other
against the left Hank of the enemy, with the
rebel defences on the heights of Fredericksburg
between these (wo advancing columns. From
this circuraatauco wo must conclude that there
is no mistake regarding the reduction of tho
enemy's forces; for otherwise we might justly
consider this division of his army as an ex
tremely hazardous experiment. The greatest
victories of Napoleon were gained by this sim
ple operation of dividing the opposing army;
and, with anything like un equal force, General
Lee would probably prefer this attack upoa
his flauks to another unbroken assault from the
front. Wo conclude, accordingly, that General
Burnside is positively advised of the actual
strength of the enemy, and is well assured that
his present movement is absolutely certain of
success. The heavy rains of the last two days
have doubtless interfered with his plans of an
immediate engagement; but if the enemy have
not fallen back this day may. perhaps, substan
tially decide the fate of the rebellion.
But while the campaign in Virginia is thus
brought to the verge of a decisive battle, or a
disastrous retreat to the enemy to avoid a bat
tle, it appears that great events arc also ut band
in North Carolina. From rebel sources, by way
of Charleston, an army of sixty thousand men.
under General Foster, is reported to be advanc
ing upon Wilmingtou or Weldon. The first
named place is an important seaport, where the
rebels are believed to have an immense amount
of army supplies and naval stores accumulated
Weldon is at the junction of sev eral important
railroads not far from the Virginia border, and
Its occupation by General Foster would seri
otialy cripple the rebel army of Virginia in
cutting off its main arteries of subsistence.
Wilmington or Weldon, if captured, will be
a great acquisition: but whether the one or too
other will be the point first assailed we must
leave the event to determine. It will suffice
for the present that, while General Burnside is
advancing upon the rebel army of Virginia.
General Foster is effectually sus|K'iiding all
reinforcements to Lee from North Carolina.
The prospect in Virginia and in North Carolina
is cheering, and we may confidently expect
within n few days the tidings of not one. but of
a series of great and decisive Union victories in
the Fast, and close upon them another budget
of rebel diaasters in the West. Now is the time
for action, and we have still good ground for
the hope that Ibis hitherto melancholy month
of January will end with the record of our
greatest victories of the war.
Bi i.i. Kin Rt ssku.and the New York Hkrai.d.
?Wo called the attention of our reader* yes
terday to the sudden conversion of the London
Times to the views entertained by the conserva
tive and truly conscientious portion of our peo
ple upon the subject of slavery. The Times,
hitherto the enemy of negro thraldom, now de
fends the "institution" upon Scriptural autho
rity. asserting that there is much in Holy Writ
to justify it.
We are neither edified nor astonished at this
turn about and jump about movement of the
blatant "Thunderer." as the Knglish people love
to style their tyrant, but would simply desire
to band over to its careful consideration the fol
lowing extract from its late special correspond'
ent'.s letters from this country, which are now
hashed up as a diary. Upon this very subject
of slavery Bull Run Russell. who never lost a
chance of saying something which be intended
should be ungracious about this country, always
coupled with some feeble animadversions
against us. took the following high ground
We cull this extract from his diary:?
Among tba passenger* to whom I was tnlro-l i<-cd was
the Bishop<1 (i?orcl?, the Kev. Mr Elliott, a man of oi
ceding "no praseuce. of ^-raat stature and baadaome
face, with ? minner e?*v and grar.ifol hut we got on Ihu
orl'-rtiiuaie subject of Uamjr, and I r it tier revolted at
UcarlSK aChriai on |relate advoeat ug tho inMitutioo <>u
. ri| turn! ou> la.
Ih < aflcstaAi n of Whin al sanction and or I aaaca aa
the hauls of siaxory ?a* not new to roa, though it i? not
much own t tho other aide of tba Atlantic I had read
II. A ? <rksn I'H r that '! wae permitted hf lioth tha
t<crip( .rss s: ? c n?tl'ution ot tli"'.'iiuod state* and
that it most - 'ura, ba diatbly right, a naUoa that
c ui approve j. . b luterpralatiooa of the s. ripturas,
,,i,l , nen.lie ;m a read tha NSW YiWn Ukbai.d,agSHSd
ri|. in ;?airucti"ti as a oorporata ewatauaa rim m?r?m
ftr liiaMn 1 W |? the only il lut rrat* nainna could detect,
sad i ho mnVai" per w *? li good, If It only catue covered
? n <>r iptld The mik-rahl# Sophists who expoae
i v, * ??> to-1 dMSmpt or tba wot id by their paltry
t i' I a origin and use <>f slavery era
III .UI. . tuidt.uipt.oie tliui the wrau-hed btgnta
Wbot ?d tfc'in* long ago on Uia propriety af imrn
in* ? ji n th? i.w . --Ity for the oOkxf of the Jn
?p. I U>
When' er h? 3estbarii?o?Moraty hill achieve Ita
in !? ?' 'it- *Smateer what its rassun r5, it* ailias or
it it data M) atard fa. o In fir ? with vIvMirad
'.il tint question >f slavery, and t'.m strength
vt\, b IS derlvSd on tt.? **i* of theCoiiatlluttSO?" the
toajobWith thSUovit and covenant with bell ?will bw
red and gone
V P will "Bull Run" sty now^tbat the Time*
I . i? followed ouf example and 'ranged iu our
I tgskni u* Whom he b.t'.es ?o * Idten-elv. because
wo were obliged to drive the fellow ?w?y from
our armies, as we detected amid all hi* lolly a
spice of knavery and a full determination to
injure the cause of the North. Will he con
clude, now that the Times haw taken up the
defeuce of slavery, that "Great Britain, a nation
whieh reads the Times, is ripe for destruction
as a corporate existence." Poor "Bull Run," of
all his errors none will ere Ion# remain to
solace him, we fear, save his hatred of the Nkw
Yokk Ih:iui,o. He will manage, we dare say,
somehow to drag our name into his epitaph'
I'oor, weak, silly Bull Run Russell.
The l.uat Badleal I*rogr??amc of the
We find in yesterday's Tribune the last radi
cal programme of the war. As the Tribune
editor has but recently returned from Washing
ton, where be held conferences and cauc
with the leaders of the abolition parly In Con
gress and the Cabinet, we may regard this pro
gramme as official. Its features may be summed
up in these few words:?To fight on until the
1st of May next, and then, if our efforts are
fruitless, "let us bow to our destiny and make
the best attainable peace." We call the serious
attention of the President and the country to
this display of the white feather by the radical
faction. We have always contended that the
desire ofthe abolitionists was not to restore the
Union, but to destroy slavery and the Union
together. We have alwayB predicted that the
faSicals would be the first to cry out for peace,
after they had obtained the abolition of slavery
in all the loyal States. We ask the President
and the country whether we have been mis
taken?whether our predictions have hot
proven true? Even President Lincoln must
be startled, ?ow that the future de
signs of jbo abolitionists are revealed
to him through their own chief organ. In
spite of our constant warnings, he has been
made the dupe of a set of disunionists who have
forced Hm to issue the emancipation proclama
tion in order to render reunion impossible. Let
him read this manifesto of the rndicals side by
side with the recent message of Jeff Davis, and
see for himself the coincidences in purpose of
the rebels and the radicals. Both Jeff. Davis
and Greeley assert that this is to be the last
year of the war, and that if the rebellion main
tains if "self but a little while longer the South
ern confederacy will be acknowledged. This
is die mode by wbich the emancipation proc
lamation ryill end the war. This is the pa
triotism and devotion to the Union of the radi
cal faction. This is the end of the war for the
We do not care to recall at present the plea
sant promises and infernal arts by which the
radicals seduced President Lincoln from the
plain path of a constitutional conduct of the
war, and by which they have tempted him step
by step onward, until now?when he is
sinking iu the quicksands?they turn
upon him mockingly, and declare that they in
tend ?' to submit to destiny and make the best
attainable peace." We can but pity "the disap
pointment and chagrin of the deceivod aud be
trayed President as be reads Greeley's declara
tion that the emancipation proclamation is to
end the war by dividing the Union, aud we can
imagine him comparing w itli tbese words the
past pledges of the radicals, and bitterly ex.
claiming, with Macbeth?
At cursed bo that tongue that t. lis mo so;
For it tutti cowed my better pail of mau'
Aud be tbese juggling Uends ue more believed,
Th.it palter with us lu a double eeaso,
That keep the word of promise to our ear
Aud break it to our hope*
it will be well for the President and the na.
tion if he shall (irmly resolve to palter no more
with these '? juggling Gends." If he will break
with them wholly and sincerely, and rely upon
the support of the conservative masses of the
people, he can yet save the Union. Three
mouths remain before the army will be reduced
by the discharge of thousands of our bojt
soldiers, and before intervention is possible
either from loreign Powers or from the traitor
ous machinations of the abolitionists. Within
that time everything can be accomplished if
the President w ill but take the proper measures
to secure success. In yesterday "a Triton* the
radicals indicate how they demand that the war
shall be conducted until May next, and
with some of their recommendations we agree
First and principally however, we must advise
the President to recall his abolition proclaim
tion and reassert the Union sentiments of his
inaugural address. Thus he will at once secure
tbe hearty support of every man who loves the
Union, the effects of his proclamation will be
exactly reveised. and the North will be again
united and the South divided. For what a few
persons may say of tbe fickleness of this change
of policy the President should care nothing.
Repentance u never agreeable, and the confer
"ion of sin* is a cruel tusk: but both are as ne
cessary to the salvation of tbe Union as to the
salvation of the soul. The Pr> sident has been
popularly termed - honest.' and we hope that
he will be honest enough to own himself in tbe
wrong and to atone for bis post errors, now that
they are apparent, no matter at what cost of
pride and self esteem
This done, the President should change his
Cabinet, as the radicals recommend; but he
should reorganize it. not of worse fanatics
than those who now compose it. but of practi
cal. conservative statesmen, m, far example,
General McClellan a# Secretary of War. The
people ore so unanimous for a reconstruction of
the Cabinet that it i? dangerous to trifle with
them longer. The radicals agree with the con
servative* upon this point, and there is no dls
sqptieni voice in the country. The Tribune's
second recommendation, to dismtas from the
aruiy every officer who it* not an abolitionist, is
unworthy of notice; and the recommendations
to stop the Coast Survey and shut up the West
Point Academy are equally silly. Let the Pre
sident remember the Inestimable value of the
Coast Survey officers during the attacks upon
Hilton Head and other points along the coast,
and that the deficiency of West Point officers in
our armies has been one of the onuses of our
useless sacrifices of brave soldiers' lives. For
the rest, we agree with the radicals In urging
that every loyal offi< er shall be called into ac
tive service, no matter In what capacity, so tha*
he be made useftil. and we include in thin
advice even General Fremont. We have on
objections to calling out the militia of the loyal
States for three months to garrison Washington,
Baltimore and other points, so that the soldiers
now In the service may be actively employed
Nor do we object to the arming of every volun
teer. white, yellow or black, if tbey are willing
to commingle. We endorse the TVibune's sug*
ge^tion to borrow three or four hundred mil
lions of dollars on the best possible terms, if
any one will lend the money, an l we are cet.
' tainly willing to treat the European Powers
i witu politene"!* and most distinguished Con.
; std* ration" If tfccv Interfere, although w? nro
pose to bo ready to give them something
stronger than politeness if diplomacy shall fail
to keep them at bay. In all of these measures
we are more or less in agreement with the
But in regard to the close of the war we differ
with Greeley and all his faction, plumply, de
cidedly and unalterably. Even if wo do
not succeed during the next three months,
oven if "some malignant fate" thwarts
our efforts, we are not in favor of " bowing to
our destiny and making the best attainable
peace." We know that if the President will
take our advice, and utterly abandon the
scandalous crew of devilish Marplots and in
triguants who now infest Washington, and
who have disgraced and dishonored the coun
try, there will be no necessity of accepting
" the best attainable peace" at the end of
three mouths. We know what " malignant
fat- " has hitherto thwarted the best efforts of
tiio country n ?<! we call that " fate" the
damnable abolition, negro-worshipping faction.
If the President doer not kick this faction out
of power we Bhall know where to place the
responsibility of our failures, during the next
three months, as during the past two years.
Whether the war continue, or whether it em?,
that faction will be trampled under foot and
crushed out of existence. President Lincoln
yet has it in his power to save the Union if he
will; but thero is no power able to save the
abolition faction. How the country will be
preserved if President Lincoln still refuses to
be wise, we shall not at present predict; but
o?j:y auus i? $? of
the "radical wretches, and they will have no
more chance of political supremacy in a di
vided, or oven a sub-divided nation, than in the
Union tbey have labored to destroy but which
we still hope to again seo one and indivisible.
The Mission Co Washington of Colorado
Jtirett and I'oor Greeley.
Colorado Jewett and l'oor Greeley have just
returned from a mission to Washington. They
travelled in the name car, put up at tho same
hotel, slept in the sauie bed, and would have
used the same comb, toothbrush and wash
basin had not poor Greeley been constitution,
ally averse to the employment of either of
these articles in making his toilet. Colorado
Jcwett reports to us the result of his part of the
mission in a letter which we publish this morn
ing. Poor Greeley made a report of his work
in tho Tribune yesterday. We are thus officially
informed that the object of their mission was to
end the war by foreign mediation. Greeley
tried to effect tbis object by arguing with and
dictating to the President, whom lie considers
merely as his agent since the issue of the
emancipation proclamation, and by call
ing together in a caucus the rank and
file of tbo republicans in Congress,
whom he believes to be the creatures of his
willj since tliey pwe their election to his in.
flueace. Jcwett, on the other hand, manipu.
lated the Cabinet and th# diplomatic corps. His
fitness for this onerous labor hp proves by pub
lishing bis letters to the Emperor Napoleon and
Queen Victoria, writteu during his late in
dependent mission to Europe. The Emperor
acknowledged the receipt of Jewett's epistle
through bis secretary, and asked for more of the
same sort. The Queen?poor woman?will
probably never know that such a great man as
Jewett has corresponded with her until she
reads about it in the Hkrai.o. The result of the
combiood labors of Jewett and Greeley was an
arrangement that mediation should be accepted
on the 1st of May next, the usual moving time,
unless the South shall sooner submit.
We are sort-y to say, however, that neither of
these philosophers scums satisfied with the time
fived lor the mediation. Probably they think
as we do, that the 1st of April would be more
appropriate. Although Greeley groans his
grief into the Tribune and Jewett begs tlia
potent aid of the Hkbald, their utterances are
unanimous and their purposes the same In
deed it is one of the phenomena.of tbis war
thai two persona of such opposite characters
and habits as Greeley and Jewett should have
conceived such a wonderful sympathy and af
fection for each other. Darby and Joan. Da
mon and Pythias. David and Jonathan, were
bitter, relentlesa, remorseless enemies compared
to Jewett and Greeley. The Siamese twins are
not more inseparable. And 70t, strange to
say. Jewett has some pretensions to gentlrman
liness. whiie Greeley has none; Jewett has a
splendid heard and mustache and a beautiful
head of hair, while Greeley's hair is of a very
disagreeable color, and is full of tangles and
cowlicks; Jewett has a clean person and shirt
aud nicely blacked boots, while Greeley is no
toriously as unclean in body as in mind; Jewett
|s opposed to abolition and the emancipation
proclamation, while Greeley has made tho
negro his god and Wendell Philtlps bi?
prophet In short, it would be im
possible to find two men more dissimilar;
and yet they cordially and heartily agree upon
two subjects?mediation atylColorado?and this
agreement makes them steadfast friends. I1
seems that Juwett owns several mountains of
gold quartz in Colorado Territory, as bo hints
in bis letter, and that Greeley has a little hill
of the same precious metal in the same Eldora"
do With a patriotism which we admire, but
cannot sufficiently praise. Jewett Intends to
give five or six of these gold mountains to the
government to pay off the national debt. He
also offers as one of the mountains?worth, say,
eight or ten millions of dollar*?if vft will as
sist him in his grand mediation and gold mining
schemes. We accept tiro munificent oflfer, and
Jewett may consider tbis article our receipt In
'nil. We shall not allow ourselves to be out
dime In patriotism, however. At present we
are in no need of Jewett's gold, having a pri
vate gold mine in the Chemical Bank and
another in the patronage of Uw pnople of this
ceuntry. and therefore we alee donate our
mountain to the payment of'the national debt.
Poor Greeley can n at follow our example a- he
|? extremely poor; and eeea vegetables and old
clothes are now excessively lear. to say nothing j
of the extravagant price of paper
In Louis Napoleon,Colorado Jewett aud poor
Greeley the world will now behold the illus
trious trio which la to relieve us of all our mise
ries. Let ?s struggle on in the best way we
can until May next, sacrificing a few more
thousand live* and isaaing a few more millions
of paper money, and nil will be well. Napoleon,
Jewett and Greeley will then mediate for us.
and intervene for un. and settle our troubles for
us in some kind of a way which neither we nor
they know anything about, but which will un
doiibtedly be satisfactory to all concerned
In tbe meantime Jewett will go to Europe and
surfeit England, France, Ireland, Nova Zembla
and the rest of the world with Colorado gold
mining companies. The?e rompaniex wilj
all go to work at once and honey
comb the whole of Colorado Territory.
The gold mountains, or mountains of gold,
which the patriotic Jewett and our humble
selves have given to the government will then
yield an income sufficient to pay off the na
tional debt at once and fill the Treasury to over
flowing for the future. Then, if England remains
civil, we will pay her debt also and admit her
into the Union, Jewett's correspondent, the
Queen, included. With such brilliant prospects
before us, why should we grumble at our mis
fortunes or our depreciated shinplaster cur
rency V Courage, fellow countrymen. Greeley
aad Jewett will be our deliverers. They are
the salt of the earth?in their own estimation.
According to the best authority?themselves?
the affairs of the world revolve around them,
and they control not only the present, but also
a considerable portion of tho future and a fair
share of etoruily. Let us trust them, therefore,
and be happy.
Tiik Fkk.su Stklugi.k of thk Radicaus for
Ascfndanct in tiik Cabinet.?If there is a man
in these United States whose lot is to be pitied,'
it is President Lincoln. " Uneasy lies the head
that wears a crown," but uneasier still the head
that wears it under the additional weight of
party pledges. In endeavoring to reconcile bis
duty to the country in this solemn crisis with
his indebtedness to those who carried his elec
tion, Mr. Lincoln undertakes more than any
man has over succeeded, or will ever succeed, in
accomplishing f ,
We see tho effect of this desire to accommo
date }iis patriuttQ impairs td bin party obliga
tions in tho pleasure brought to bear upon him
by the radical oaucus now sitting in Washing
ton. To a man of his temperament such inter
ference must operate as a continual blister.
Under its influence we hear no mora of those
geuial flashes of humor that were wont to set
both council and dinner table in a roar, and
that made bis official ways generally pleasant.
And, to add to bis vexations, Grealey and Wen
dell Phillips have both gone on to tho capital
jlie one to push his personal schemes while ha
tightens the parly scrsw still closer upon the
President, and the other to use that wit and elo
quence of which he makes such an unfortunate
use to induce Mr. Lincoln to abandon himself
entirely to the suicidal policy enunciated by
him tbe other night at the Cooper Institute.
As on tbe occasion of the President's firs'1
proclamation, in Septembor last, all this
note of preparation heralds another desperate
effort on tho part of the abolitionists to compel
Mr. Lincoln to reorganize his Cabinet exclusively
from their ranks, and to place at the head of the
army such men as Generals Fremont and
Hunter. Tbe lessons taught by the disasters
that our arms have met with through tbe inca
pacity and mismanagement of these men are
either wholly lost sight of or are not deemed
worthy to bo weighed in the balauco against
the objects which they have in view. What to
them is the alternative of the nation's ruin as
compared with the loss of power? "After us
the deluge,"
It is to such men that Mr. Lincoln Is asked to
surrender the few conservative elements of his
administration, elements that alone have kept it
afloat.'Having a majority arrayed upon their side
in Congress, it is not improbable that they w^L
bo able to coerce the President into a surrende1'
to their views. Then, if after a few weeks' e*
perimcnt of the abolition mjirw in both Cabi
net and camp, they find, as they unquestionably
will, that in neither will it work, they will,
allow tho cause of the Union to go by default;
for such Greeley the other day distinctly inti
mated to be their intention.
Are wc not jnstifled under these circum
stance* iu saying that the republic has reached
the crisis of its fate? On the honesty and firm
ness of a single man now depends the question
of its salvation or ruin Let us hope that the
President will rise equal to the emergency, and
that he will succeed in shaking off the trammel*
by which bis patriotic impulses and tendenci" ?
have hitherto been so fatally checked
Tiib Ciievai.iek Jambs Wathon Wann Loon
i\u L'pOm k Mork in Ai.i. Hih Grout?Wonders
will never cease "Monsieur Totwon has come
again." For ? long time the Chevalier James
Watson Webb has been as invisible to the pub
lie eye as the great comet which half a dozen
years ago swept with its luininoos tail some
fifteen degree upward from the west
ern bori/.on. Put, if that comet has not
returned, Webb, in all its splendor, bursts
again upon us from I he far southern sky, grand,
glorious, corruscating and luminous as ever
l!o i.l bis magnificent letters which we publish
to-day. dated from the - Legation of the United
Stales," at Potropolis, Brazil, to II. K W. I)
Christie, ber Britannic Majesty's Minister, and
to Earl Russell, on the subject of "a difficulty"
(Webb is always in a difficulty of some sort)
with the afore-aid II E. W. I). Christie.
Now the world is coming roumi all
right again; for the redoubtable and irre.
pressiWo Chevalier Webb is again in
his proper element. He tried, with com
mendahle zeal to <traw this offending Bri.
Usher Christie into a guopowder plot; but,
though be failed in this, be has succeeded In
getting into "a difficulty," which is som< rhitv
to rejoice over. From tirao immemorial the
Chevalier Webb has delighted In po' wat-r *
From tho memorable day of thnA awful cotlbien
between him. with bis mahogany stock. <1 pistel
and Gen. Duff Green, the name of Jams- Watson
Webb has been synonymous with Utat of air
Lucius OTrigger. True, in forgetting the laws
ot New York in his affair of honor with Tom
Marshall.be narrowly escaped an involuntary
term of service at Sing Sing, and was only saved
through the benevolent interposition of Gov.
Seward But this warning d'i no more to abato
the fiery blood of the Cl, ? -Her than did bis
subsequent baptism as a >j ..amber of t ev
Episcopal church
President Lincoln in sending iiim to Brazil,
lost a magnificent jenei U ??, gain a fighting
stnbarsndor where nc tghi'ng is to be had f<
love or money. The Chtv.li i Webb's proper
voeatien would have been the ominnud of an
expedition to recapture Fort Sumter. It may
not jet be too lu'.e to turn the rejjular military
education and somewhat retrulai military rxmr
rience of the Chevalier W bb 'o? good accou of.
So let President Lincoln rectit him and send
him down to look after FPU Sumter without
delay. Meantime we congrntu! ade-i
especially of this city, that the monotony of the
Chevalier Webb* e*ih in Brazil has been at
last rendered agreeable by a gmiuii ? jew-e-.a!
and diplomatic " difficultyRead hio-letter.
and rejoice.
Rkhkl Comments on Ocr Bunders-TW
are two things which the rebel journals are
watching wi*b mote interest than even the pro

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