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THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL TjKKJRS DAY, JANUARY 9, 1882,
1 Columbus, Ky., January -J, 1SC2.
Editors Appeal: As late as this morning
we bear of nothing new in regard to the ene
my's movements. A rumor b current to the ef
fect that there is an unusual stir about Cairo and
Paducah. Gen. C. F. Smith, commanding at
Pa&ucah, -who was distinguished for gallantry
in the Mexican war, it nppears, has been removed
from his command. Cause : His opposition to
the policy of Lincoln and Chase as regards the
subject ot emancipation. His successor is not
A g?rty of Williams' Hessians came out be
yond MaySeld, eu the 1st, on a foraging and
stealinj expedition, which gave occasion lr ttie
report that a column ten thousand strong was
mirchinf on CamD Beauregard. It was a mare
band of licensed tory robbers.
The immortal Jeff. Thompson was hero yes
terday, moving everywhere and disappearing
very suddenly, on some urgent business. Where
will this noble partisan leader turn op next I
It b reported that several hundred torpedoes,
each capable of blowing up the largest steamer,
have been sunk in the river above the batteries,
in such order that it would be Impossible for a
fiatboat or skiff to float down the river without
destruction. Tho manner in which these infer
nal machines are exploded is a profound secret,
not known to the aruiy generally. A day or two
ago a flitbeat broke loose from its moorings
above, and as it turned the point a column of
water was seen to rise bighabovo the surface,
mingled whh fragments of timber, and then
came a terrible crash like a thunder shock, and
the poor doomed bread-bom was seen " never
The Cairoites swore terribly when they hoard
of these terrible submarine machines, saying it
was contrary to the rules of ctviliied warfare to
play such " fantastic tricks." Fire balls, chain
shot and stink-balls (fugasses) are reported to he
Teady to be thrown into gunboats and mortar
latteries. The compo?itiou for the stink-balls is
said to be made of rashed horses hoofe, asafos
tida, tar, brimstone, pot-grease, and turpentine,
with the tincture of pole-cat, so mixed that it
would suffocate the denizens of pandemonium.
These facts having been reported in Cairo by
sv " contraband," who took a trip to that place
in a canoe, has. we learn, caused Major-Geiieral
Titzwagon Halleck lately a speculator in gold
mines and tovrn lots in San Francisco to seri
onsly contemplate the construction of a tunnel
under the Mississippi from a point opposite
Hicxsian, the -tunnel to debouch in the center of
Court Square in Memphis. If spades, picks and
barrows can be secured in sufficient numbers, it
U expected by him that he will be in Memphb
Attain the ides of March.
A spy from Paducah reports that 20,000
spades and wheel-barrows went down yesterday
m the Flying Cloud and TV. 11. Terry. Others
are expected trom the gold mines of Gen. Hal
leck by the next steamer from San Juan del
I learn that an expedition will leave here to
night prepared to capture these steamers. If so,
we may soon expect, with these tools, to finish
-)nr trenches, say by the first of April at moat.
Hopkinsville, January 1, 1652.
UulTOKS Appeal: We had information that
this place w. to be attacked on the2Hh orSlst,
and preparatiens were made for the reception of
the enemy aoeonBng to the message sent by
CoL Jackson that he would dine with us Christ
jaas day, and even Acre some made arrange
ments to give him, with hb command, a sump
tuous dinner, prepared by the delicate hands of
the still Union loving families of thk State.
On Wednesday afternoon, however, his arri
val not Laving been announced, CoL Forrest was
ordered to go and ascertain what occasioned the
delay, and on Thursday merning left camp with
a portion of hk command, and directed his
coarse towards Rochester; on Friday, learning
there was none of the enemy in that neighbor
hood, proceeded on towards Greenville; arriving
there Saturday, he met Major Kelly, !u command
of a pwt of two companies of Forrest's regiment,
r.nd Col. Stams, from Bassellville, with about
iifty men. From Greenville he took the road
towards Rumsey, on Green river, and immedi
ately opposite Calhoun.
After going some ten miles, was informed that
some two or three hundred cavalry had passed
that morning, returning to their camp at Calhoun.
The order was given to forward lapidly, and
soon the column was moving as per express, and
each individual felt as if all depended upon his
.alacrity, which was continued for near six miles,
when the advance guard came upon the rear of
the enemy's column, and fired while they were
-Watering at the branch. Not being aware of our
.presence, or any knowledge of fiol. Forrest, with
lis commandn the vicinity, they dashed off to
the summit of the hill and formed in line of
Ijattle. At the first gun.-'oUr Column knew
Vc had come up with -them! and the officers
iound difficulty in keeping the men in thoir
nlaces. Col. Forrest, in front, rode forward with
Capt. Merriweatber as the advance guard, and
received their which was returned, and the
order was given to charge from the center, and
llank right and left, regardless of their places in
the column. Our men dashed forward. The
officers of the enemy, failing to rally their men,
commenced a rapid retreat Oar men came up
-with them in three huudrsd yards, and continued
ihe pursuit for three miles.
When the order was given to halt we would
fcve followed them to their camp, but our horses
tv.xe exhausted, we having rode tham rapidly a
aisi vice of nearly six miles before we came upon
them And their horses, then perfectly fresh. We
kiHed bCeen thirty and forty, aad captured
fifteen prisoners, brought thirteen to this place
and left twO At Gieenville, unable to travel; also
ten horses, twenty-two pistols, eighteen sabres,
and twelve Ei.neld rifles. Col. Forrest distin
guished himself, did great execution, both
-with hU pistol and sai're, killing three and taking
three prisoners, receivuNT only a slight scratch
-with a sabre, and his bor.e shot, but not killed.
Oar loss was two killed two wounded
Amonn- the enemv's lost was Copt, Bacon, Mai.
Mnmv. two cantains and vhree lieutenants,
names not known, and Capt. Iteris taken pris
stAtfl.1 tliat " if thev the enemy)
wanted to fight any more, it would b? done with
out Ins assistance.
A deserter, who arrived here to-day trom CaV
lionn. havinrr succeeded in makiutr Iris ejeape
the day alter our fijrht, estimates the mbsing
sixty-five. His name is Eaton, a captain in an
-artillery copipany. In conversation with the
prisoners, I learned that no preparation was be
ing madeas wa. tlwught) to move on this place.
JMuch dissatwfaciiun is reported to be in their
camp. Ynnr. S.
3- Charles Dickens, having been named as
a candidate for Parliament, writes thus to tho
London Daily Arte, from Kewcastle-on-Tyne ;
Being here for a day or two, I have observed
in your paper of yesterday, an account of a
jneoting of Finsbury electors, in which it was
-disco sed whether 1 should be invited to become
ai candidate for that borough. It may save some
rouble if you will kindly allow me to confirm a
sensible gentleman who doubted at that meeting
whether I was quite the sort of man for Finsbury.
J sm not at all the sort of man, for I believe
nothing would induce me to offer myself as a
Parliamentary reprewotative of that place, or
&vy other plm midr tho- nn.
r" The Vatican alliums, in October last, was
the scene of terror and consternation. For two
V.e sirocco blow with fearful force, bring-
s Ath it a critrantic water snout. In its course
it Dredpitsted itself down upon the Vatican, tore
lintho roof, .smashed in the windows, wrenched
! ,i . 3 n( ilu. talon where the frescoes of
Giulio Romano sae. kept, ana tossed about the
rjrsnBGse tiles which tvor the Belvidere as if
!... ,r, eaid boards. Amidst all this terrinc
tornado PioKono was on b knees praying.
Strange to relate, nene of tho sUUy and pic
lures were jpforr-d
- ,vti piTARArrrERiSTic. The anti-
Arasrican frenzy runs to high in Montreal, the,.
Tueintended celebration of the anniversary of
the landing of the pilgrims by the Now England
Hocietr ,vas abandoned. Extensive arrange
SJh& been made for the occasion, and our
mV GiddiD-s, was to have delivered an
Hsut the appVehension of some disturb-
both address and
Ser Our Vrovindafneighbon, are evidently
-on. rampLe."-A' York Times, 27.
ItETDltN OF GEN. SCOTT.
Rtasons for his Sudden Departure from Paris
IIU Iattrviuc tcilK 31. TltoutendlUs Opin
ions of Foreign Feeling Toteard the Federal
From tbe New York Pt, December 29.
Gen. Winfield Scott returned home lost night
in the steamer Araeo, after an absence of but
forty-seven days. The larger part of this short
period was spent on the ocean. Nearly all the
remaindor of the time he was at Paris, where he
arrived oi the -'Gth ult. His departuro from
that city took place on the 10th inst.
It is known that the general intended to re
main abroad several months, and to extend his
journey to Italy, but the plan of his tour was
changed solely lor reasons connected witu tne
relations of our government with foreign powers.
Without reference to the interviews which took
place between the general and Prince Napoleon,
and afterward with Minister Thouvenel, it is
stated that he would, in any event, have em
barked for home at a very early period, in view
of tho possibility of a war between the United
States and England, in which France might
eventually be involved. Tho treneral felt that so
long as he remained in Europe hb free commu
nication with this country uugut be interrupted,
and that hb speedy return might bo prevented.
The general, who has had unusual opportuni
ties for ascertaining the convictions of eminent
men abroad, and of judging whatcourso will bo
taken by England and France, is profoundly
impressed with the dauger of the breaking' out
of hostilities between England and tho United
States at a very early period, and believes in the
uecessUy of prompt action on the part of our
government to avert a collision. He is satisfied
(in what manner and for what causes will bo ox
plained hereafter) that in no case can wv expect
believes that whatever action may be taken by
the latter, will at least operate airainst us in the
event of an appeal to arms.
The treneral.lt may be added, is much crati
fied with what now appears to be the position of
the rrovemment. and resrards mo prospect 01 a
peaceable adjustment of the difficulty as much
better than it seemed to be in Europe.
THE GENERAL'S JOURNEY.
It will be remembered that General Scott's em
barkation for Europe in the Arago (the same
steamer in which he has returned) occurred al
most immediately after his arrival here from
Washington, on the 3d of November. The in
terval of five or six days was occupied in receiv
ing a few of the most distinguished of his nu
merous friends and acquaintances, who desired
to manifest their respect for and their recognition
of hb great public services. The formal recep
tion of n deputation from the chamber of com
merce and the Union defense committee took
place on the 6th, and the next day he left the
Brevoort House at an early honr in the morning,
and privately, in order to avoid the demonstra
tions which otherwise would have attended his
passage through our streets. His feeble health
compelled him to forego the public ovation which
would have been given him. Great crowds,
however, waited on the departure of the steamer
and gave him a round of parting cheers.
After a rough passage of nearly fifteen days.
the Aragj arrived at Cowes, England ; but the
general and hb party remained on board the
steamer, and during hb whole absence from this
country he did not set hb foot on British soil.
He landed at Havre on tbe Zbtn ot November,
and remained in that city one night, starting for
Paris U e next day. His stay in Paris was but
fifteen days. Soon after hb arrival the news of
the Trent affair was received, and a whirlwind of
excitement was occasioned by it ; breaking in
upon the general's anticipated quiet He did not
at first intend to return ; and it was but a few
hours before he actually set out for Havre on the
10th inst., that he decided to relinquish his tour.
Hb health had rapidly improved during the brief
recreation he allowed himself.
Hb return was so sudden that the captain of
the Arago only knew of the fact that the general
was to be hb passenger when he actually arriv
ed on board that vessel at Havre.
TIJF. INTERVIEW WITH TRINCE NAPOLEON.
Among the visitors received by the general in
Paris was Prince Napoleon, with whom the
general became acquainted in Washington. The
interview was protracted and very cordial. It
occurred after the news of. the Mason-Slidell
capture had reached Europe, and when the tem
per ot the British nation had been developed.
The Prince expressed his well known friendly
feelings toward the United states; and under
the circumstances believed that the wbest course
in regard to the Trent matter was for our gov
ernment to disavow the responsibility of the
seizure, a course which, in his opinion, could
alone prevent war. It b understood that the
Prince's conviction was that England would de
mand the restitution of the rebel embassadors.
end wouldnotacoeptanyotherresult. He could
give no encouragement as to the position t ranee
would be likely to assume.
M. THOUVEXEL'S VISIT TO THE GENERAL.
After tho arrival of Gen. Scott on board the
Arago, he had an interview with M. Thouvenel,
the French Minbter of Foreign Affairs. The
minister remained with the general nearly half
an hour. It is understood that the subjects dis
cussed were principally of a private character,
M. Thouvenel conducting tho conversation in
Englbh. In regard to the Mason-Slidell affair,
M. Thouvenel expressed no opinion except a brief '
allusion to the course England was like! j to pur
sue. The interview terminated with tho expres
sion of the best wishes of the minister toward
Gen. Scott personally, and for tho prosperity of
the United states in the tuture.
There was no communication whatever be
tween tho Emperor Napoleon and the general.
Napoleon was at Compeigne, and was expected
in Paris on the 12th instant two days after Gen.
Scott left Gen. Scott intended to seek an audi
ence with the Emperor on hb return to Paris, but
lib sudden departure prevented It,
THE GENERAL'S ARRIVAL HOME.
As the general approached the city last night
in the Arago, he expressed to the surveyor of the
port, who was on board, a strong desire to reach
Lis lodgings at the Brevoort house without any
demonstration from the crowd. The news of the
arrival of the steamer, however, had been tele
graphed from Sandy Hook, and a large ooneourse
of citizens had assembled at the Arago's pier to
greet the return ot the veteran soMmr. As he
landed he was compelled to make hb way
through the crowd, who cheered vociferously.
Attended by the surveyor and naval officer the
general entered a carriage and was aonveyed to
the Brevoort house.
The general's health is much improved. He
walks with comparative ease in his room, and be
is often very cheerful, conversing with his friends
with great animation. The dizziness with which
he was afflicted when he departed has almost en
tirely loft him, troubling him only when he con
centrates his attention for a considerable period
of time, or when ha overtaxes his mental faculties.
On hb arrival last evening, the general dis
patched a letter to Secretary Seward, announcing
hb arrival, and tendering his services in any
manner in which they could be made useful.
'1 7r proffer is understood to reier particularly to
the iul'orn'ation which the general Is able to com
municate in rei-'oa to the threatened dimcultle
Onneral Scott will nof immediately repair to
Washington, unless hb presence shall be speci
ally reauetted: but it b understood that he in
tends to vbk the capital at an early day prob
ably as soon as he shall have recovered trom mo
fatitrues of hb iumey.
Col. Scott, who accompanied the general on
hb voyage, will remain in Paris with hb family
tSTTho following picture of Mr. Slidoll b
from the pen of London Times Russell:
iTnx. John Sliijcll. Mr. Slidell, whom
had the pleasure of meeting in New Orlcan-, is
a man of more tact, and b not inferior to his col
Wmie in other repeeU. Ho far excels him in
subtlety and depth, and b one of the most con
summate masters of political maneuver in tbf
state Tie is what b called here s " wire pul
ler a man who, unseen, moves the puppets of
the public stage as ne lists a man oi iron win
and strong passions who loves the excitement
of combinations, or whatever ebe it may be,
would conspirfl with the mice against tho cat
sooner than not conspire at all. It struck me
that he was living sullenly apart from lloatrqni'
nrv. ra-ahfni to bo called in when I saw Tiiin
and I have no doubt Mr. Davis selected him with
nlnrritv for tho post which he was so well adupt
ed to fill. Originally a northern man, he has
thrown himself into the southern cause, aud
staked hb creat fortune on the bsue without
liesiiition, and with all the force of his intellect
and charaeteT. poi even ne Deiieveu huh .cug-
land must break the blockade for cotton.
The lltrcld prate tail of " buck nJcsen," and so
Aed tia, by the by, Jtt old ympolbiea tfcur forth ;
. u t " dart not often rat itue.
And wHh -Btnoett " bUk nlffgw" meant only - black
' -X r. S
PAULS WINTER IMSIIIOAM.
From I FolkL)
Two distinctly opposite styles will, it is said,
meet with equal success this winter. The skirts
of dresses will be worn either ornamented to ex
cess, or for there is no medium thoroughly
simple and void of all ornament. We can hard
ly realize this extreme of simplicity, especially
as we find our elesantts weanug flounces, sou
tachos, and passementeries of all kinds. It is
true that for an indoor dess a variety of dress is
unnecessary and even inconvenient. For "robes
de villo," of course, tho case is quite different
One thing is ceitain, a handsomely trimmed
dress will always have a richer appeuraneo than
ono less so, let the material be what it may
The onlv- difficulty is tochooeo from the mass of
fered for our selection, comprising small gau-
ferod tlounces, ruches, braidings, passementeries
of all kinds, buttons surrounded with lnco or
fur, colored pipings, tassels, pompons, of frayed
silk, medallions of velvet or silk, embroidered
in satm-stitch, lace tlounces or insertions, very
narrow gauffered frills, bands of velvets or silks
a disposition, etc It b impossible to name the
thousand and one s vies and materials lor trim
Flounces are never put to tho bottom of tho
skirt, and are placed together, or in rows with
spaces between, according to the fancy of tho
wearer. Many are placed in twos or threes, and
each set headed by a rush or band ot color. I hey
are seldom put straight round tli skirt, but in
Vandykes or scollops. Tho rloancoi are not
hemmed they are either bouud or pinked
Many dressos aro trimmed in tunique, and it is
expected that this style, being a common ono, as
- 1 .IT., n i
ii gives uigui auu gracu to mc ngure, win lung
remain in fashion. Tho bodies of dresses are
made either rouud or with two points, if the lat
ter, the points in front open They aro closed to
the throat, or open oncajur, according to the
style of the material, or the purpose for which the
stylo was designed.
Alpaca is still a favorite material with tho Pa
risians and seems to be gaining ground with tho
English. It has the advanUgo of falling iii
graceful folds, without so much dunger in cutting
as exists in many other fabrics. Poplins, either
English or Irish, are much w ru Taffetas, an
tiques, and moirs still maiutaiu their rank. Vel
vets are generally trimmed with Astraran, either
real or iumitatod, in Thibet wool, or frayed silk.
It is a very rick and soft trimming. Foulards are
much in favor despito tho winter The most
fashionable are those with the brown or gray
grounds, and colored flowers. A white foulard,
with coltred patterns, makes a very elemint
evening dress, and has the advantage over turla-
tane in that it will wash, boutaches aud cords
aro very much worn. The designs in which they
are made are very rich and fantastic The skirts
are worn very full and long behind, but rather
shorter in trout than lormerly.
Colored petticoats are as much ia favor for out-of-door
wear as over. They are made in wools
or droguets, in plaiu materiab. and trimmed with
wide bands of velvet or eolored merino; in cash
mere, with designs printed to imitate laces thb
latter b hardly good taste ; the most elegant and
expensive colored petticoats aro in black silk,
quilted, with white or color in various patterns,
in squares or medallions, etc
The zouave vest is not superseded by the
Garibaldi, but is no longer accompanied by tho
waistcoat of latute or muslm ; the season requires
warmer materials, such as cashmere in all colors,
embroidered in black or white.
The robes de chambre "Loub XV" are in
great favor , the front fit to the body, and the
back nut in large box plaf03, which fail from the
shoulder, the corsage is open to the waist, and
tho skirt is opened from the fastening at the
waist This style of dress, made in elvet and
trimmed with chinchilla or astracan, has a very
Laces of all kinds are Jiuch worn, both for
dresses, benuc-ts, trimming, or for articles of out
door apparel. Black lace is much worn in even
ing dress, and often accompanies white lnatoiiub.
The colors most ia vogue, perhaps not those
most worn, but at all events the most elegant nnd
fash'onahle are grays in all shades, the Havana
brown, a peculiar shade of gieen and a new
shade of violet of a very blue tinge; thb last
color is an expensive one, arising from some dif
ficulty iu the preparation.
Evening dresses have hardly been decided on
yet, but we have noticed one or two very elegant
ones; they are generally made of tarlatane,
Chambery gauze and lace ; light silks and satins
being kept for older persons. Silk undershirts
are seldom worn; tarlatane or crape giving a
much more elegant effect.
Paletots are much worn ; of all these the half
fitting basquine b considered the most distingue,
and the most habille ; it just fulls into the .lines
of the waist, without being fastened, or fitting
tightly to it Shawls made in silk, velvet or
cashmere, lined with quilted silk or trimmed
with far or lace, r- surrounded with broad lace.
We noticed a ver elegant Arab burnous iu black
velvet, and trimmed entirely with lace.
For opera oloaks and burnous is the most ele
gant and the most full dross. If mado in cash
mere they are embroidered or braided in white or
some color; they are also made iu satin, terry
velvet, or In white plush ; thb last b very novel.
The satin must be embroidered in satin stitch;
the terry velvet is trimmed with passementeria
or lace, and the plush is surrounded with a large
cord, and has a tassel at each corner. Chenille
ornaments are very fashionable both for drosses
Uibbons of shaded velvet will ba worn this
winter f it bonnets; block spotted with white, or
violet with crossbars, seem the favorites at pres
ent. Artificial flowers will be in groat request
for ball drosses this winter; they should bef mixed
with lace, alenoon, chantilly, English blondo or
gold and silver lace They are placed either in
large detached bouquets or in long brunches on
The bonnets made bv our principal milliners
are no longer raised in a high point. They are
distinguished from commonplace bonnets by the
laci oi tueir being raiimr square at mo top and
ery open at the sides ; they are still large, but
not so large as they were The top of the cap is
full of flowers, or feathers, etc., and the sides, of
blonde or Uoe, arp very full. The crowns are
worn either loose or plain, and the curtains ot a
moderate dopth. Bonnets are generally com
posed of two different mat rials crape and
velvet for lull dress bonnets ; silk and terry
velvet for those of less dress, Tho most fashion
able colors are claret, green, capuchin a new
gray, the violet beiore mentioned, and black
mixed with white.
The IMclure iu llio While lloiikc.
In giving a description of the recent renova
tions and embell shments in tho Presidential
mansion, wo stated that certain pictures of Queen
Victoria and Prince Albert, which we supposed
had been presented as a permanent addition to
its collection ot valuab.es, had been carried ott,
without any right of ownership, by Mr. Bu
c anan. when he retired to Wheatland. Thb is
an error. W hen the Prince of W ales visited the
White House, tho autumn before last, he men
tioned to Miss Lane that he r.u some tine en
gravings of hb father and mother on board the
Hero, at Portland, which it would gratify him if
she would accept sue ot course roplied that it
would give her very great pleasuro to receive
them, shortly atuir the I'nnca roached t'ortland
Mbs Lane received a roll containing the two
prints. She had them handsomely framed, at
her own expense, and had them suspendod in
one of the principal apartments of the Executive
mansion. When Mr. Buchanan retired from
office she of course took the pictures to Wheat
land with her, as (the d'd the remainder of her
personal effects. It never occurred to her or
any one jse at umc, ium. mo ju
tirm could arise as to the ownership of the en
gravings, which were a gift to her on the part ot
thorrince. inis cxpiauauuu w uuo wutu ui
Mbs Lane S3 to the late president, and we ac
cordingly lose no time in repairing the error.
With regard to the Japanese curiosiMP junecmou
tnllr. ltiiclianan bv the Japanese envoys, it b
merely necessary to state that they were all,
without exception, sent to the Patent Office im
mediately on the departure of tho ambassadors
irom W aSDingwu. nusmngitm icticr iicw a um
The Menders of the Federal Congress.
A Yankee correspondent, writing from Wash
ington, thus refors to Lincoln's servants jn Con
greas, their general appearance, etc. is re
marks in reference to the Yankee women are by
no means complimentary.
" "For a week Dast every available place has
been filling up with members of Congress and
11 W:ll..J' T, "Vt.tinnol .it
Brown's, everywhere, there is the same eruption
of men. of whom rnauy aro bimpfy dingy, to-
hacco-chowinsr demagogues. The men them
selves ara often shabby in dress, or clothed in tho
last effort of some country tailor; but the women
of the party are a great deal worse. A man may
pass without observation, or with only a general
impression that hb coat is of ancient style, and
hb linen bv no means faultless ; but a woman's
costuma sjust be unexceptionably lady-like, or it
is said to outrage one a taste, ouch wonaeriui
combinations ot color, and such astonishing
trimmincs'as have appeared of latebere, would
afford a valuablo study for the artists; who get lip
''pAn"fash!nn Amnrirjiniznd ' '
RETURN OF CO.XJRKlMS.nAM ELY.
WaxbUistoa. Corregpoudeuee NVw York Timed, 27th.
Hon. Alfred Ely arrived at 7 o'clock this even
ing, from Baltimore, and proceeded at ouco to
Willard's, where ho was immediately recognized
and warmly welcomed by a large number of hb
friends. His robust apnearauco would hardly
indicate that he had been five months a prisoner
of war. After a half hour of hearty hand-shnk-iug,
he retired to his room at Willard's, accom
panied by his brother aud Hon. John 11. Haskiu.
The following statement of facts I have gath
ered from Mr Ely. And first, it will bo gratify
ing to know that, during hb wholo poriou of im
prisonment, Mr. Ely has never experienced a
desponding moment ; that ho has boon in tho
bost ol health, and lus buoyaucy ot spirits lias
no sustained him that he, now returns with his
utnal vigor, and ready to resumo tho activo du
ties of hb position. Tho particulars of Mr.
Ely's capturo have never boen fully known, and
he states them as follows :
Ho was captured by a South Carolina company
of infantry, about livo o'clock. P. .11.. of tho dav
oi battle. lie had stopped at a blacksmith shop
to navo his carriage mended, and alter that,
waited awhilo for Seuator Foster, of Connecticut,
who had gone out with hiin. While waiting ho
walked down towards a ravine, in which ho saw
a company of national troops skulking or in am
bush, but us he approached fbeni, they receded,
and just as .Mr. l.ly paused, to return to his car
riage, n spent musket ball struck tho oartli nom
inal. He stepped behind u largo tco near by to
be out ot dauger, and continued his observations
In a moment a cannon ball went crashing
through tho brnuches of thotreo, and sooined to
bo felling the whole top upon him. Bv the time
ho recovered from his surprise, a company of
soldiors, accompanied by two well dressed ofli
liera, emerged from the woods near by.
On perceiving Mr. Ely, the two officers ad
vanced aud demanded his liumo. Jlo answered.
Mr. Ely, of Now York." The quostion follow
ed, "Do you hold any civil oflico in tho govern
ment?" For tho first time Mr. Ely said ho felt
ho was in trouble. He, replied that ho was a
member of Congress, and thereupon ono of tho
officers clapped his baud upon him and declared
him a prisoner; but assured him he should be
treated with every consideration. Thoy took
him to their colonel, aud introduced him formal
ly as "Hon. Mr. Ely, member of Congress from
New York." Instantly tho colouel drew a pis ol,
coukod it aud leveled it at Mr. Ely's head, not
two paces dbtant, and said, "You d d rascal.
I'd blow your brains out" The two officers
who had arrostod Mr. Ely instantly threw them
selves upon tho colonol, forced his pistol back,
andpersuadod him away. They then apologized
to Mr. Ely, saying they were ashamed of their
colonel, who was excited by drinking. Thb
officer was Col. Cash, and tho officer who arrett
ed ilr. Ely was Capt. Mullitis.
Mr. Ely was put with a large herd ol prison
ers, and all were started to Aianassas. it was a
march of soven weary miles, and tho pnsonora
suffered tortures from tho dust, heat aud thirst.
At Manassas, which they reached at D o'clock,
p. si., they were driven into an open space, sur
rounded thickly by guards, oud all began to full
on the ground, then wet with a fast falling rain,
to seek rest aud sleep While Air. tAy was pre
paring for a similar movement, an officer rode
nto the yard and called aloud to know if " Mr.
Ely, of New York, was present." Mr. Ely
thought hb time had come now to be shot. Nev
ertheless, he answered the call, aud was told that
Gen. Beauregard required him to come to hb
headquarters. Ho followed the officer and
reached tho log house surrounded by a verandah,
on the porch of which, with a single candle
burning on it, was a table, and around the table
sat Jeff. Davb, Beauregard, Extra Billy Smith,
1'orcher Allies, and other rebel olhcers, apparent
ly reckoning up the result of the day's battle.
Porcher Miles approached Mr. Ely, and ex
pressed regret at hb situation, but iu a moment
changed bis tone, remarking that he had no
opinion of congressmen w o would come to aid
an army in invading a State. Mr. Ely was sent
off to sleep in a barn, where be found tho captured
The next day they were all started to Rich
mond. The morning after their arrival thero
Messrs. Bocock and Pryor, of Virginia, aud
Keitt aud Boyco, of South Carolina, callod upon
Mr. Ely, aud stated that they should use their in
fluence to secure his release. Thoy made an ap
plication for this purpose to Jeff. Davb, who
called a meeting ot his Cabinet, and the result
was a consultation of several horns. Tho Cabi
net generally favored Mr. Ely's release, but Da
vis, Benjamin and Hunter were opposed to it, on
grounds of public policy, aud Wnlker, the Sec
retary of War, sent an elaborate communication
stating that the Cabinet had come to tho conclu
sion to deny the application.
Mr. Ely's arrival was announced by the Rich
mond papers and the whole press of the South,
by which he soon became notorious. Vbitors
came to see him by hundreds, aud it was not un
frequently the case that he Imd forty in hb room
at a time. Among them were Breckinridge,
Humphrey Marshall, and ex-Minbtor Preston,
who expressed the opinion that lib being heltLjn
custody was an outrage. The governors nnd
Episcopal bbhops of most of tho rebel States
were also vbitors. Iu fact, they came to him
from all parts of Jeff. Davis' dominions. Bo
qucts were sent him almost daily, aud sometimes
not less than a dozen a day. His meals, too,
nicely prepared, were sent him by the families of
citizens. In his conversations politics were
rarely alluded to, except he himself introduced
the subject, when there was a free interchange of
The position oi our hostages at Richmond is
painful. Sevon of them aro confined in a room
about twelve by fifteen feet, in the Richmond
jail, having two small windows, which admit but
little light ihey are permitted to see no person
but the jailor a d the negro who waits upon
them, and are only permitted to leave their cells
thirty minutes in the morning, and the same
time in the afternoon, to walk in the narrow
promenado between the jail building and the in
nerwall. Their food consists of jail faro, sohby
corn broad and boiled beef, and they are not per
mitted to have anything bettor even though they
purchased it. When Mr. Ely was reloasod he
went in company with Mr. Faulkner to the jail,
and the two were granted the favor of an inter
view with the unfortunate officers.
Air. Faulkner expressed hb surprise at this
rigor, and he stated that such was not the treat
ment that the privateers had received in New
York and Philadelphia ; that though they were
held for capital crimes, they were allowed to re
ceive vbitors and to have all the comforts com
patible with their safe custody. Mr. Ely thinks
that based upon thb last statement by Mr Faulk
ner, the rebel authorities will lessen the severity
of their treatment.
Of tho reckless and outrageous conduct of tho
rebel guards Mr. Ely speake in terms of the ut
most censure. Ho states that the prisoners had
not been in the tobacco warehouse fifteen min
utes before a bullet was fired into the window of
ono of our prboners, who had ventured to put
his head outside, and that in this way seven men
had bean wantonly killed. This conduct met
witu severe censure irom an wno were awaro o:
the facts, but he was not apprbed that any action
had been tuken to punish tho offenders by the
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A few days before his release, Mr. Ely was
again visited by Messrs. Bocock and Boyce, who
stated that thoy intended to use their efforts to
get him exchanged for Mr. Faulkner. The fol
lowing day he saw announced in a iticnmonu
paper that Mr. Faulkner had been released
on his parol tor thirty days, on condition
that he should proceed to Richmond and procure.
in exchange tor himself, Mr. Ely, or, in tho event
of failing, to return to Fort Warren. Ho could
hardly c;etfit th;s, as lie thought, had it been the
fact, Bocock and Boyee would have been awaro
of it ; but as each additional day's intelligence
announced the progress of Mr. Faulkner, he
became convinced that his release was near at
Mr. Faulkner was recolved In Richmond with
a perfect ovation, thirty thousand people being
out. The following day Mr. Faulkner callod
upon Mr Ely, and they had a pleasant Interview,
and having both been prisoners, they could well
appreciate their mutual position in the past. He
announced that ho had an interview with Jeff.
Davis and his Cabinet, and he wni happy to
uavis anu uis iauinei, ana ne wi
state that they had decided upon
The following day Gpn- Vyimler c
prison, ond with much formality ;
camo to the
prison, and with much torinahty aud dignity
entered the room, and in tho presence of Mr Ely's
fellow prisoners presented Ijim with hb release,
and announced to him that he was a free man,
and that ho should bo happy to seo him at hb
own house. After the interchange of a few
pleasant words Gou. Winder left.
A meeting of tho prison association, of which
Mr. Ely was the president, was at once con
vened, and Mr. Ely made a farewell address of
nearly an hour m length, jn it hp rehcarsetj
many of tho incident? of the history in which
they had borne a part, and that, nQtwitbstand
incr their confinement, thoy had suococdBd In
making their hours pass cheerfully by, and he
was gratified to announce that, though thero
was so muca iu iu sepatauuu nuiu uicir mini
lies and friends, in the want of common com
forts, and the annoyances they sufferedto irritate
them, there had never yet boen the slightest
dfficulti51ur1ng their whole fivo months' imprb
teiiancc.HfilI the members prosent, and nearly
all worivffcctod to tears. They parted with their
i.ii-oiueujjKimu iniiigiou leolmgs ot joy at his dc
iiKiwra-siiu regret at his depurturo.
At iM clock in the afternoon, Mr. Faulkner
agam callod at tho prison with Gov. Letcher
carriage, 'and thov proceeded to tha f! nvnrnnr
mausioDr whoro thoy dined together, and parted
...... u milium n.ii'3.iiuii oi personal good teol
ing. Mr. Ely proceeded to Norfolk bv railroad
being everywhere regurded with great interest
and tliotue reached Fortress Monroe and Balti
Mr. Ely has not tho slip-lilcst dnnht nf nti at-
tended ant deep Union feeling in Richmond, and
says If n National army wore within ten miles
ot Richmond tho national (lug would bo hung
from hundreds of windows in the rebel capital.
iiuvuuiieies, an uitor reign ot terror prevails,
wu no uumii; uxprossion can uo given.
Air. J Jy brings a list with him of i!700 Union
prisoners 'held in tho South, whoso rolease he
win labor to procure.
, PRO.TI PIIM.ICOI.A.
Corrclonileoc of tlie lluhik. lti SItr.)
PknOLa, Friday Evening, Jan. 3. A groat
number oT strangers aro in town drawn hither
by tho telegraphic reports of the cannon duel on
tho 1st hist. Tho settlement, on questionable
terms, of the affair is no doubt a great dbap
pointment to theso non-combatants, but far great-
-i u uinso wno navo spent mouths m trenches
and bolind sand hags, only to be rewarded with
a lew hours' view of a magnificent, noisy aud
u.i.jnj pjgeani ot military display. l rom pres
ent iipnferances. there will hanllv ha .i
of tho matter both parties scorn satisfied of no
oilier rftuit than a waste of costly ammunition
aud thftivorry of soldiers in thb war at " kmc-
taw." $. platoon of mosniiitoos could do more
uamago(o mu anu limb in a hve minutes tight
at close quarters, than a thousand cannon in
three clys at tho distance of Gen. Bragg from
Col. Brown. For mv own uart. I uili tint).
parties would bum up all their powder, spike nil
their hevy guns, pull up stakes, and fox hunt
other fieMs with their armies.
No life has been lost, and no ininrv. nat tlm
slightest sufforod on our how matteH
stand with tho onemy, we'll hear in n few weeks.
One of their guns on Pickens, it is almost certain,
was injured by an Alabama batterv.
It b said that wo tirod, during the day, about
three gans to their one ; at night about five to
their one ; and during tho fight of fourteen hours
as many .as on the two days of tho first bom
bardment, mere was no shipping with which
to divide the fire evurv mm boro on Pickens
and the- batteries immediately adjacent, and it
is calculated inoro than two hundred shota must
have struck hor massive form, independent of
those tErown into her stomach. The sand was
frequently seen to fly from the sand batrs on the
parapet wall, opposite the guns of Copt. White
and Bachellor, aud, indeed, from all points on
which our heavy guns boro.
The enemy had but two small mmboata mtut.
ent, neither of them taking any part in the fight.
une oi mem put on a good many airs, but took
good care to keep at long distance from McRae
aud Capt. Smith's noighboriug buttery, which
sent the steamer Richmond into Key West
The fight has not been without its incidents.
Tho red flag floated over nearly every battery,
and still waves. From Barrancas the rogimcntal
colors of the First Alabama, under Col. Clayton,
were displayed, while over Fort McRie the ban
ner of the :iCth Georgia and Mississippi, under
Col. Villepigue, streamed. Two shells exploded
iu Bawanca3 (commanded by Colonel Steadman)
without doing injury; one fell into the battery
of Capt. Smith, which was buried by his Geor
gians iu the sand to prevent explosion ; one
passed through the old barracks; a dozen or two
bursting in the Navy Yard, aud a thousand that
didn't burst can be found in every direction.
Col. Brown's horses wore as badly scared as
his volunteers; a stampede that would have been
creditable to a herd of wild studs of the pampas,
occurri-d among hb pampered stock, who for
wore than an hour cavorted over tho glacis of
the fort and tho sands aud hilb of the island.
The sentinels arq keeping a bright lookout on
the UWnd; last night there were two alarms
among their volunteer pickets on duty opposite
the Flcrida camp on the mainland. They seo
rebeb in every object.
The Houston Telegraph, of tho 1st, contains
the following welcome announcement :
We learned last night, that a steamer has ar
rived in a Texis port, within the past week, un
der Britbh colors, bringing forty-fivo tuns of can
non powder, a largo amount of rifle powder,
700,000 army caps, 500 cannon primers, and a
considerable amount of coffee, dry goods, bag
ging, ropo.etc We acknowledge our indebted
ness to the purser for a New York Tribune, of
Wa glean the following from tho same paper:
We are pleased to learn that a military lodge
of Free Masons has beon organized in Ueily's
regiment, Sibley's brigade, called Reily's Lodge,
Weilcarn.tbnt the Santee's boats captured a
schrii&r off Galyestour Meaday meriting. The
schooner' was heavily laden. It b not known
whence she came or whither bound.
The importance of a mail making close con
nection from this point to Brownsville, cannot
be overrated. Such a mail would be of incalcu
lable advantage to the government as well as the
people. At present it requires nearly two weeks
tor intelligence to get through. By a schedule
proposed uy the peoplo along the route, costing
the government no moro than the prosemt one,
tho time will be reduced to seven days just by
making close connections. Wc urge tho matter
upon tho attention of the department at Rich
mond, satisfied that tho postmaster general has
but to have tho improved schedule made known
to him to insure its adoption.
Tho same paper estimates the production ot
sugar in Texas thb year at five thousand' hogs
Tho Marshall (Texas) Republican' of the -1th
A letter from Gregg's regiment, dated the 24th,
states that the sickness among the soldiers was
unabated. Seventy-six men had died up to that
date, and many moro were dangerously ilL Such
mortality carries with it almost conclusive evi
dence that the soldiers have been unnecessarily
exposed, and improperly treated.
A FemaleSpy ON HoiiSEHACJi The Wash
ington correspondent of the New York Post re
lates the following Incident :
A horseman, clad in a sort of cavalry costume,
with a heavy overcoat and slouched hat, had
been noticed for somo timo dashing about tho
city in rather a suspicious manner. At lost the
authorities felt themselves warranted in arresting
him, and accordingly, one morning, when trot
ting down Pennsylvania avenue, ho found him
self suddenly surrounded by a file of soldiers,
and was carried off to prison. But the funniest
part was to come. The investigation that fol
lowed resulted not ouiy in me discovery ot cer
tain papers, but also ot the fuct that the cavalier
was a woman, now long snu uau oeen ai me
game it b impossible to guess.
To lite Voter of the Stiilr of .llixaUnippi.
Fellow Citizens : For somo time my naroo
hai been before yon, a a candidate for Auditor of Public
Account. I nave recently noucea a ctnmu terre
pondence'' between sundry members of the Legiluturt
and Mr, P. S Hunt, of Jackjon, in which it a solicita
tion to Mr. Hunt to beoonio a candidate for Auilitur, on
conilition that be shall " donate tho Hilary to the family
of the late Col B. It. Burt" Mr. Hunt has yielded to the
solicitation on the prescribed condition. Thb would be
lurtalaly a landable disposition of the nolary. Co). Hurt
merit, uud ban received the plaudits of a grateful peo
ple and hU family is entitled to a more substantial te!l
mo'uial of his public service. Hut while wt brlug our
voluntary tributes to tho lamented Mro of Lcaburr, let
m not forget that there are other names ia the cataloguo
of our dead, that are humble privates, who must mtet
and eudure the hardships and privations of the campaign
without much chance to win fame or fortune the men
who gather the laurels that are wreathed arucd tbe
brows.of bieh ofticias. There are quite a number of
brave men from our State, from the bumble walks of
society, that have sacrificed their lives ou the tented field,
or in wrestling with the tierce diseasoa incident to camps
that have left families utterly destitute ot- powerful
fricnda or eve? a comptnc dependant upon public or
L'nvcfo charity. ,
To this meritorious and necessitous class, I propose to
donate the salary of the otfioe if my fellow-citizens should
confine the Anditorshlp to me; nor, in that event, Bhall I
laim nnv s neda! credit for ceuerosity or liberality, for I
. i ,.
Jalary as I propose.
ihUl then, if ttuted, turn over tit
taiiry W ""y ame ''" V hdi, to the
famlitt if ihougtHaKt Hitm'pi'f km hate fallm in
the tercice tfli-ir country ci ,riM the present year.
Jn conclusion, I wouM say, fellow-citizens., that it is
not wv' desire to Influence your Votes by tbjs propoiitiuu
aloae.'but beg to refer to the following gentlemen as to
niy qnaliftcations and soulal standing : Dr. J. Ttndatl, )r.,
ItepresentaUve from Jlonroe i Hon. Geo. Holliman, Re
presentative from l'erry; Hon. Ja. It. Bowles, Senator
from Lafavetter CoL JL J. Vrieks, president Hank of
Memphis, Tenn.; CoL R. W. Edmoudson, of Pontotoc ;
and CoL WcuBuncan, of Corinth.
Very rcspcctfully.t .
ANDREW J GILLESPI1-
ABERDZ&S December 27, 1661. H
THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1).
Fkain and Tannemill's Minstrels. This
exc-llentband give the " Home Legion" and other pieces,
with Kinging aud dancing to-night.
A Si'MMMAfti:. There was a "ree'lar shindy"
at tbe comer of Second nud Jackson streets yesterday
a set to at fisticuffs all tire way round. The police arrested
six of the crowd and put them fn jail.
.fur. Place roit It. The place for (rood
brandy, pure whisky, fiue nines, and ail kinds of e.cJ.
lent articles in the wholesale liquor line, is Heckle Co's,,
on tibelby street, between L'nion and Oayosn.
Education. The spring session of the Mem
phis Uonfirence lYuialo Institute, at Jaekson Tenaeseee,
will open next Wednesday, two weeks. Cotton at ten
eents, nud provisions, will be ta'ien iu paymeat. fce the
Take a Recess. The Recess, on Adams
street, below the Wor.ham, kept by Vae.lrre, I growing
into celebrity from the excellency of its brandy, aad the
flae quality of the oysters. For rtfresliawuts of the llrrt
water, with tlw wateront, the Ricem fct the spot '..
Always Busy. The Gayoso Houso is always
busy. In jeacc or war, summer or winter, ihrtl times or
Hush times, a crowd is always tliroagi the halls, filJfeg
tbe sumptuonsiy furnished rooms, aad enjoying tbe sump
tuous meals of the popular Gayoso.
Cause and Ekfkct. Thb work of MacMa-
hony, publhhed in HWiuwud, awl which reviews the
whole question of slavery, was noticed by tM a few days
e. We omitted to stte that it k forsule !y II. Wade St
Co., Main Htreet, near Mad-son.
Horses ! Houses ! Messrs. Gilbert it Co..
the well known auctioneers, will sell, by auction, on Sat
urday morning next, a large lot of honr, beiengisg Ut
tha government. See the adwrtiV-went of Capt. Cbeat
lmm, in to-day's paper. Sale to Mmtmewe at the usual
"Who Wants Work ? Hands are so scarce
at tb levee that twenty eenta an hour hi paid to Uwm
loaMae fwwt vloa4iD bo&4, ret ia
wH unable t get any "a- slntiWirii
crew. Yesterday of thr.e New Orleans bouts lybig ut
the landing only one succeeded ia gi ttiug band onlsfrk of
thir own crew . Who wants work f
Tom Wei.do.v Reijels. Capt. W. W. W.
Wood's serviceable ami eapHlly deciphered corps. " the
Tom Weldoa rebels," of Xntchez, whose parade (or
drills r k the captain has it) through our city have elicited
so much admiration, leuve to day, fttHyeqalfed ia every
refpect, on tbe Ohio Itelle for Columbus Tbee rebels
are not holiday soldier.
Confederate States Almamac. Wade &,
Co. have this almanac, published by Clarke, at XoehtiUe,
for sale. It contains a history of the Confederate States,
Hs government, the population, etc., of each State, States
governments, Confederate army, cotton, tebaeeo, and
sugar statistics, etc.
Auction Sale. Particular attention is called
to the sale of Messrs. A. 1 Andrews Sc. Co., 330 iiiiu
street, to-day at M A. M. A lot of cotton batting,
domestic, overcoats, boots and shoes, rubbers, etc., will
be sold; also, sixty yards brnssels enrpetmg, one sett
mahogany chairs and two fine mirrors, valued at $200,
one sett theatrical wardrobe aad chlnawora.
New Regi.ments. A retriment wos organized
at Henderson station, seventeen mile below Jackson, on
Welneday, the 1st inst B. M. Browder, of Tipton, wos
elected colonel, Dr. Chester, of Madison, lieutenant-colonel,
and Ed. Clark, cf Madison, major. At the same
place, on Saturday, tbe 4th lost., another regiment was
organised, and the following officers elected : B. J. Lea.
of Haywood, coloael, II. L. Oliver, of Gibson, Ueatenant
relonel, and T. G. Handle major. These regiments ate
the 31st and 53d.
Locomotive Explosion. On Tuesdav.
when ibe train coining north was 'at Saulsbury, beyond
Grand Junction, tbe boiler of the locomotive exploited.
The engine was shattered to piece, and tbe rngineer,
John McUanus, together with the fireman, William Pit
man, were instantly killed. Both these men were resi
dents of this city: McManus had a family. Pitman was
a single man. Xo person on the train was injured. In
consequence of the accident the train doe at the Charles
ton railroad depot be'e on that n ght did not reach here
until yesterday morning.
Street Railroads. The proposition snb-
mit4ed to Council on Tuesday night, by Mr. Lofiaad, for
building street railroad in this city, is exciting considera
ble attention. Since last this subject was agitated here,
the whole matter has become better nnderrtood ; many
of onr citizens have sten tbe railroads of Xew Orleans,
and have become convinced of their Importance as an
elemegt of prosperity te the city. On seeh a day as
yesterday, for instance, when tbe streets wr eoven d
with mud, how many store tbat were deserted would
have been filled with customers, if street railroad bad
b en in existence, brtegtng ear load after car toad of
purchasers Into tbe business part of tbe city? Tbe ner-
ehaat would bare made money and tbeir vMtm be a
suved ineoavenienee. Tbe propoMu sabasitteal W Mr
Lofiand is plain, prompt, ami practical. It is proposed
to pay over sac tenth of the e&rariBgH to tte eU ; to
dioolt, as security for tbe work bong done, ?OfXW with
the city, to be drawn eat only to pay for tb ecas' ruc
tion ; when that hi expended, a second $10,090 will be
dpoited, aud so ou until all the principal street reeds
are completed. Full l ecu r it y b offered to the ely for
any damage to property or pe son caused by caroler ouow
or bad management in working the reads; the work to
commence within four months, aad tbe tines to b eow-
pleteil In eighteen months. The streets selected fr the
road are: Main, Washington, Poplar, Union. Ileal, Mar
ket, Front Row, and Jefferson. Tbe roads wttl caanect
the three railroad depots in the city, and carry freight mi
well as passengers. This subject is of interest to every
person in the city to the private citiien, m we!! as to
the man of UuthwH to all who wsuit to coaie into the
center, or go to the suburbs, of tin city at various times
to all who want. Ml such occasions, to protected
from sun and stonu.
Ou Jliauj;e IJ liinc Acrra.
There was a fair attendance on 'Chang yesterday, but
wet aud mud, added to New Orleans foateHfcrence of a
similar tenor to tbe rest that ba been received rince tbe
holidays began, wa nut calculated to stimulate opera
tions. Quite an amount of cotton was sold, tbe greati-r
part on private terms. These 9 ales considerably reduco
the small ameuat of tho staple iu the sheds in tbe city.
Hot a sale of flour wus reported. Sowe tobacco and a
large quantity of suck changed bund. The opinion
prevails that salt will again go np and will yet rrach very
high prices. It was a general impression that we bad
large stocks in this city, but actual count, by tbe secretary
of tho Chamber of Commerce at tbe end of lost week,
showed that there were only E300 tacks on band here of
all kinds. Ths receipts of late have been very light,
while the shipments have been heavy. During the
month of December the amount shipped from thia city
wa 11,150 bales, against which a stock t000 sacks, with
little coming in, makes but a small show. In re w Or
leans at tho close of December the stock of Liverpool
salt was' 52,693 bales. There has been many flonri.-hing
paragraph written about salt made mi I about to be
made from southern springs, but we de not observe the
sale of such la tbe market.
Tbe su'es on 'Change were as follows: Vtnl 300
bushels prime, sacks Included, 81.50; CO bushels prime.
sac.s included, $1.65. Corn 175 bushel mixed, 75c ; 36
bushels white, 60c. Kye 15 bushel S1.35; 233 choke.
$1.5 Oalt IU0 bushel s white, Sw ; 190 bushels esc.
Tobacco 0 hocshead 5c PotaUHt 200 buthet choice.
S1.82i. Lard 10 barrels city rendered, 23c SH 150
sack Liverpool course, $3.50. Saekt 10,000 osnaburg,
30c ; 10.000 osnaburg, 31c Malattit HI oarrels Kbc ;
50 barrels 25c ; 59 half-barrels 29c. Sugar 31 hogs
head 3J to 5. Cotton 170 p. t; 50 ba'es te ; 5 bales.
old, 5c; 117 bale, future delivery, 7.
The aggregate receipts by railroad ami steamboat
yesterday were: 26 sacks bran; 17 pieces bsgging; 31
Hacks In una; 2 bales cotton; IdS sacks corn; 'J boxes
rgg; 2 barrels nnd -12 sacks flour; 25 bale hay i 13
hides; 2t?9 head bogs; 2071 barrels roolaisci s 73 seeKs
oats; 112 boxes oranges; ? sacks. no(& ten ; 35eoUrope;
M3 hogsheads uad 8 barrel sugar , 300 tack salt , 753
The freight agent of the Charleston railroad gives no
tice that this day local freight will be received far Steven
son and intermediate points, and for stations on tbe Mis
sissippi Central railroad. Nu other freight wid be re
ceived, 'f te New Orleans papers of Tuesday report the sale of
150 bales of cotton on Saturday for future delivery at
8U to 8Vi for middling, and 170 bales on priva'e terms.
On Monday 1500 barrels of sugar sold at about previous
rates, common to good common 2'4 to 3i4, fair to fully
fair 2i to 3 Vi ; demand moderate ; -1300 barrels molasses
sold at 13 to 18 for ferra ntlng, 18 to 19 and 20 for prime
t. ctyle ; demand fair and price firm. Small sales of
supeiflne flour at $10.25; 1600 sack of wheat sold on
private terms, 1000 iu treaty at SI.50 for fair red and S2
for choice Small l.U of rye sold at SL-15. In corn 200
sacks sold at 95c, and 2C0 whtto hi poor order at 93c;
100 sacks of oats sold at 81.10; bran, sales ef lafertor at
$1.90 and good at SL95per cwt,
There seems a probability ibat free opportunity will
Wore Ion; be given to merchants to run the blockade
"w th eetttu to any amount they eboe te venture. The
"ew Orleans Crucntt't " Talk ou Cange ' &y :
We ha e frequently talked about the restriction on
export tf tbe staple, and nave not m yet had eaBse te
change our vl-ws that. If patties present themselves
who are willing to assume and run tbe risk of capture,
.i3 will give bond that such shipment of Co tie -i shall
be landed in Europe, that such shipments kboa'd not be
rehtrained. Tbe blockade bo been avoided outward
over and over aga n ; the surest war to rende- it void and
ineffectual, i to encourage export of our produce.
There are parties desirous of ruuuiug the ebancea, but
they are met with the stern authority uo permits
granted, the same a though ear cky was under inertia t
law. To prove or convirce the great powers of Europe
that the so-railed bloekade is a chimera, a phantasma
goria, oar authorities have only to grant permisehm to all
BbippVr or won d-bc ehtpper of cotton te export to the
eXteut of their wiliingmw, even toone hundred thousand
' Onr authorities, the State, are doing more inadvertent
br to sustain the paper blockade than they Imagine.
rhcy -do not give the least encouragement to run the
nuisance, by permitting bold and fearless merchants to
embark tn the exportation of cotton. We are gratified
to bear it bruited abont that thero has been some relaxa
tion in the rule, aud that proof, strong and conclusive as
holy writ, are dHy aeeemulatfni? to eosvioe tbe powers
of Europe that there is no effectual blockade of the great
mmtbern port. While we do not encourage, nr would
we eonutenauce, the relaxation of the meiwwres in regard
to tbe free receipt of cotton, yet if we bave dealer ud
merchants willing to purchase cotton at the inland or
river depots, brine it hither and shit it for foreirn conn
tries, European market, no restrictions, ne qiuui embargo
sagas i-o intervene.
Eight of tbe eleven New Orleans banks have declared
their half-yearly dividend. Confederate tote are
request In that ety.
River IVevrn nud Steawbout limine.
The river is falKrijr. There was a larjre
amount of bueiaexi at the landing yesterday, bat tbe
cardty of hands hinder loading aud unloading, many
of Me be hehtg nMe to net a btuMt beyond their own
crew The weather wa very wet hi tbe uomirg,
pnttiag 4f to bntines ; after 11 o'clock it was fair,
btit dark and eloady ; the laadtng aad attwtt were very
maddy. It U sagevsted by some of onr river people that
ntasten, who have hand unemployed, anight do well by
setting them to work en boats or tbe landing The
Peyton from Xew Orleans ho1 534 hhd. sugar, 1059
hWs melaser, 2 bale cotton, etc She wa detained by
feg. and Mod-trcd by tbe rain yesterday. Sbe will leave
to-day at 2 o ci-jek. Capt Landrmn. and MeLanghLn.
the clerk, are exeeHeat and attentive officers, and tbe
boat ujojt one of the ekgant. ooick nuuiag, lively
raft that ntlle the travabr The rain yeaterday saarsr
ventag. in the enreef Capt Hrierty, asnf Hhrher, Uto
clever clerk ; aad on a heat ef jnch steribur qaaUtie a
tbe Kennett, Ihe traveler will glide down to tbe Crearent
City la a manner that wiH he decidedly agreeable
Tbe Cambridge, from Columbus, had -J) bog, 11 sack
com, etc The John Watch ha been purcbaml by
Capt Sam. Appiegate. who will nut her regularly te
New Orleans e hi old day, Thursday. He sold tbe
Grand Dnke a month ago te Alex. Norton St Co., of New
OrtauM. Tbe Walsh, ander the command ef Capt Ap
(legate, leave this evening The DeS to left for
Ceiutnbn. . ..The Yaxoe) was one ef the detained beat ;
she leave for Cuinwbas this evening, Capt Mar-kali in
command. She k one of the neatest and saett comfort.
able boats runuing up the riter....The KepebUc left for
New Orleans w th 531 bale of cotton, and 1300 barrel
and 1108 sacks Hear.... The Mear left for Xapefeeu....
The Louisville, from New Orleans, is due.
Tae bt Lonh. Kepabiiena of Monday week say :
Tbe Investigation Into tbe reuse of tbe collision of tbe
steamers Uelie Creole and Freestone wa eo&etadVl by
tbe Board et Local Inspectors at Cincinnati on TneeibMr,
and they Bud that the Creole wa iweending the Okie
near the Kentucky shore, her proper place in th river,
and that her pilot Mew the steam whhtile one Meet, sig
nifying that she intended to keep up that shore. The
Freestone, then seven or eight hundred yard ilktant,
descending the river, answered the Creole' whietle by
two blasts, and made for the Kentucky shore, when by
continuing down tbe middle of the river, her proper place,
no accident would have occurred The Inspector have,
therefore, decided that the act wa the result ot rrpre
hensihie careleMue on the pert of Pilot Rice, of tbe
Freesloae, and have suspended hb license a a punish
ment TJe seme pftper ef Wednewmy wek repor s :
Business on the landing 1 very duIL There is very
little doing in the way of shipment, and receipts are
light Tbe river here i falling slowly, with abent six
fret In the channel out at Cairo It is full of heavy ice.
In the twenty-four tours, ewttng yesterday, tbe river
fell 2( inches, and it was then four feet ami one-fourth
inch above low water mark in December, ItrtJO. At lat
account tbe Illinoi river wa closed with lee. For
aught we know to the contrary, the gorge of ice at Croaii
Oris still holds fat. No boat ha attempted to go up
the Mitnippi river since the Ctarabell had to retaru.
BOATS LI ATI 9.
For New Orleans Tbe splendid steamer Perto-
n Landram. master, leaves a above thi morning at
iu oceock. lairy jiarmstaa aBd J D Morton &. Co.,
FOR New Orleans. The steamer Ferd. Kennntt.
Hrierly master, leave a above tbli evening at live
o'clock. Larry Harntstad, agent
FOR WHITE RIVER. The packet Mary Patterson,
Matthews, master, leave a above thi evening at ate
o'clock. Maaeoai t & Tiighman, agent.
For New Ohlean. The ne steamer John Walsh,
AnfdegaU-.raester, ienvv a above ibl evening at 5 P.M
Williams i Co. and Bourne X Co., agent-.
FOrt NEW ORLEANS. The fine steamer Lonh.vile,
Comb, ma-ter, Imve a above tbl eteniug at live
o'clock. Bourne & Ce. and Elliott St Vinton, agent.
Compliment to the Captain of the
Steamlk Bracelet. At a ateetUg of the ot&eer and
crew of tbe steamer Bracelet, held December 31, lctil, en
board, the following tcsalnttono were ananiaioaely
Smkvd, That ia the aersea of ear anawaaader, K. D.
B. Miller, we tana the trne nliisl, the nthls, frank and
open hearted fluanUmna.
Xewtrral. That U genertns hcsarrnltty, aad the cesn
peay ef hiaweVaasl fhnCy are ealy to he han4 whe
Jteirt, Vhat hi aarrmitting kiadnea So ha Dually,
the oaVem aad crew, tagethir with ha saatBag eeaaee
nnnce. makes hbn the beloved ef ad whe knew htaa.
ffffhtii. That the above r mhttiaaM he pah'iihed hi
the Memnhb Daily Aitkal, aad a copy preen Sed te am
( Jaejary. a a axiae of earfceet igatuV.
On motien the meeting adjourned.
THOMAS HKNTHORN, Chasnau.
Wit M. Willson, Secntary. $
Rai lro ai) Collision. At 1 1 o'clock a Ths-
day merohjf, rive mile thi side of Taseanhia, the ireiirht
train going out from Memphis and the pnseenger train
coming in, came into collMoa. The pamenecr train con
trived t slacken their speed, and we are informed wa
stationary, but tbe freight train was running at the rate
of ftfteeu mile an honr. Tbe two leroawtive were
greatly damaged, one breakmaa, ef the freight tram, wa
bruised, bat not dangerously, aad another breakman, of
the same train, a killed. He wa standing on rne of
the ear at the thav and wa thrown don n by tbe shock
into the Hat ear next to it Here he wa eaaght by the
tongue of a wagon ifi tbe ear, which pinned him between
the shoe biers agahMt the car from which he had fallen,
entering Mb body aad kilting him Instantly. So hard was
the tongue lammed that it had te be sawed fa two before
the body eouM be removed. A portion of tbe passengers,
who went down the river by the Hears, ha e desired u to
pub&ia the follow ing card :
We. the nnders'gned. fearing that tbe conductor and
engineers of tbe passenger trahi, that had a coHMoa with
a freight tnua on yesterday, might be censored, hereby
assert that neither were to Mama, a all caution wu
used to avoid Bach a ceilbkm. There was one penes
tilled, and another bruised, which were a'l that were in
jured, excepting some very plight broke received by
others; A. II. EAST.
c , John Scorr.
W. It PATTO.V,
Thanks. The "Tom Woitlou Rebels, of
Natchez," C. S. A., rehire their grateful ackBowlegdeaeat
to hi better, John Park, Mayor of Memnbt, for the
personal deeanea ef sundry articles of prime aeeesshr
and $100 la cash, given te the company, whh apt reaaarks
by Mr. Park on Sutarday last.
W. W. W. Wood, Captain.
Oscar Schmidt, IM, Lieut
THOJ. O'IUa, 3d Licet
W. W. Wilkixs, Jr., M IJeat
School foh Boys This school will be
opened at my house, en PopW street, on Meadaj , the
Term : English studies, S3 per month ; CUutfca', 37.
2t RICHARD HiNBS.
Gaude Fkan'saise. Les mexnbrea de la com-
paguie seat prie de se reunir Jeodi, 9 dw toeraat, a 7
heure du sotr, chex M. Franeeise PtHeat, pew aviser a
de measures i(ul esueement la cotnpagaie.
a3.t a VIOT.45.
Particulaii Attention. A. L. Andrews
St. Co. wffl sell ob Thursday morning, at 10 A. M., at 330
Main street, a lot of cotton batting, domestic, overeaat.
vest, boots and shoe, rubber, inatfase, aad twe fine
mirrers, valued at $809. Ah, ettesett mahogany chair.
Dr. Gabbeut Wishes to- say to hk frieads
one more Bute that they mast pay cosh for medicines
obtained at hi office. If thi rule is obt rved, the pre
scription and medicine will be furnished for what a
prescription alone usually cents. Prescription will be
written for those who catnot pay. Person send ng by
children or (servant for anything wllr please take no
Early Attack Expected on Evansport.
It is reported that a private dispatch was received
on yesterday from Centerville by a prominent
military officer now in Richmond, iu whih it
was stated that the indications point to a Federal
attack, at an early day, on Evaaspart, and th
probability was that a simnltitneong attack wuW
be made on other ponts on the Potomac.
Rithmond Enquirer, January 3.
By R-r. It, a U randy, on Tuesday evening Ut, at
the resiceaee ef tbe bride father, Mr. IiSRACK M.
KEIfH aid Mu L1DIA.VA E. XoRTOX.
Oa Sunday, the 5th lott, at the re4tence ef Mr.
Benn. by E.r(. Mattery. Mr. R. K. WW8HT aul Mb
A the resMeace of Samuel I'.rkl. Esq., ta Ciwfcea.
on the 7th umL, by EWsr W. G. Lancaster. Xr. IL S.
Newsom and Mis ELIZABETH As.f PaRKj.
Died, at the retnienee cf bis brother In-law MJ. I.
P. MeNeal, Bolivar, Tenn.. en the 3d uWm-i, of erysipt
a. Dr. Jcmus WILLIASIS, lelc of tbiiei'y.
Seliom are we caL'ed upon ia record aa event mere
painful than tbl. Bat a few day since Dr. WHKama
mo red amorjrtt men ia the full Hush ef health. Now
ha I co mere. He ha been suddenly cat down in the
vigir of nsanhoed, in the midst ef tuefaints. ai a tine
when h' country had tao-t nrg-nt nee t ef M ikW end
bit tak-atf, and when Ui friend Icit that he cenM least
Dorit,g the la.t six months he has fittel the psMfcn
of sargeea in the 4th Tennessee legimeitt, Osd. Neety,
stationed at Calnmhn being among the first te obey
the call of patriothet and humanity. In that capacity
he aeWy sustained bU high professional lepntatlen. Ii
piring taee, a bere, th respect, the cetSdesee, tie
airairtln or alL H wt the accomplished scholar,
th ikillfnll pbjMc'an, the eon rt cots and. polished gen
tleman, the firm, sincere and trne friend. In hi death
the profession basks; one ef hs hrihteit ermiaei.fi
aad society one who hail endeared h ms-If te tt by aH
these enebl ng rjnalities which ezalt and attract.
Bat maaboed, v:rtn, tahnt and ethnre, are ne aims v
agviait death. He Jas peMBd fraa oar midst. We
leek ia vein for the firm ef Mat wha once graced with
eae and gentlene, d invsrls abd seel&l Kfe. Friends
bend above Urn, wce,nc hat he wh, m they Uved Is
an mer-. " The grave h opened Ut receive bfoa aad
be tat sunk Uta iu besom " Tbe Wight eje I dosed
and the h'gh cirer carbrd forever. The mortal has
pat o immortality. We consign btra. to the peacefni
sl-ep fa which he rest, dfepnfeg the tear ef errew
r Us grarr. Ya
We tnrn and weep.
'Ti asnelittsm te be heart breken here.
The grave at earth's bst BeWer.es,
aroKAOE. Storaoe. Wer stwalSLfer, '
ear Amtmnd hegsaead ef sugar. - t W
DAILY REPORT OF THE JI.1UKET.
rcKMsfiz rnox thk xikchastj" iicha.iox.
WED.tUDAT Kvr.fj.va, Janua y 8.
COTTON Sale daring past two day ef 2a bale,
hi several lot, to one party, at ; X bejel at g. ; 3 eht
at Sc. and 117 bale, for fatare delivery, at 7i. Be
eeived toniey 2 bales ; shtpprd 331 bale
TOBACCO-hhd. .wldat Sc-lke eaiy trasuesfoa
WHEAT Was in moderate repfnwt ht-daf, whh ie
809 basnet prune at ?L5, aad 388 de. at SUeh iuk
FLOUR We did not hear ef a sale warth .refecting.
CORN 175 bashei atixedM at TSo, aad asassAhK
OATS I fn good reavest, with sales e-iay ef 190
biMhel at S5e , and 360 wbtte at 96e.
KYB-SM bttsheh choice sold at 51 30, aad a auS hst
ef ordinary at SI 3S.
HAY BRAN Nothing reported.
SALT BB sack eearse Urcraeet sdd at
SACKS 90,000 new eenahhrg sold at 20631c.
BACON I casks saoalder (old) vdd at lee.
LARD 21 bri. ami te., city rendered, seed at 9c
SUGAR 32 hhd. changed band at 3H9S44c
MOLASSES ice bri. seid at SS4fe, and Sahalf.
bri. at 29c
BAOUINCS ROPE Considerable sale at 35c yd.
POTATOES Sale iOJ basbel choice at S1.8i.
For New Or'ean uegnlar 1 hnrsday Packet
THE poeager steamer LOUISVILLE. ylT
Comb, master, will leave as above SdfeLiJJ
on TIIUI13DAY, 9 h Instant, at 12 31
19 It Kl LIOTT VIN'ON. Agett.
Kegvlar Weoatsiay Faexet For New Orleans.
"T HE splendid pa,eavr picket PEY-
1 TON A Cas-t II. u I .attdram. wl 1
Iea7e s above on
THU rAV n,h
instant, at 3 P. M.
LARUY HARMSTAD Agent
?or Ntw Orleans.
fTUIS elegant and fast rnnaieg steamer
JL. ri l Uli A, LJtnaraa. master,
will leave for Vicksbarg. Natchez and New
Orlesus, on THIS DAY 9 h Instant, at 2 P M.
-ta-U MC"PRT &. Til GIIAN. Acent.
For Now Oflean-
rpiIC lelendid peesearer packet FERD.
X KBNNKTT. Capt Brierty. eve a
ak... TII'TOTIAV U t. Tur .f IA u I
For fr-tht or p ssavn anrlv o- ho rd
For White ltivtr to jaekseapert,
mug remlar paaseager pncketdtAKi .
X PATTKttSOy, Matekew;" master, !
ietves a above on THURSDAY. 9th inst..
at Sr. a. JAS. T. BOUHNK iCO. Agent.
j-a-It 2fi 8 VadLen strset.
Far New Orleans.
rrtMK stsamir JOHN WAL8H Appie-
X sate, aai nwr. will leave a above on
TWJtiSOAY, 9th hwUnt at 3 p. M.
For treight or nassaae apply to
JAS. T. BOURNE & CO.. Ag ntr.
ia9-lt No. 8 .Msdi-os street
For New Orleans.
rjlHK paMeager packet GEN. QUITMAN.
s i annea. master, win leave a, aoeve ou
FRIDAY. January 10th. at 2 o'clock r. M.G
For rrelgat or pag apply to
i-9St LARRY HARMSTAD, Agent
Mem phi aad Commons C. A. Mail Line.
TUB passenger packet KBXTUCKY, rr-Ss ,
Capt-la Pres. Mwick. WIIL Wnod f
dark, kaves a above FRIDAY, 10thnS53Ca
instant, at 5 P. M.
For freight or passcge apply on board, or to
ia-2t J C MCWANTI1.
For White, Little Sed, aad Bl.ek Rivers.
rPiIK Use lltrht d-asabt steuner. D. B.
i MILLEh, Willhun master, will leave I
for ibe abv nod int-Tu.e4it potat, oe
sauiikuay, tae ins tnt star x.
j.93t JAMK.ST BOi RE Jt OO.. Agents.
For New Orleans.
THB steamer JOHN WALSH, Apnletrote rr-,
ma-ter, will eare a abate on THUR3- (jsiUteCnj
OAY. !th instant, at 5 P. H. ' BrWTing
For freight or passage apply to
T. H. WILLIAMS t CO.
J8--t o 2 H-"rd' Raw.
Fer New Orleans.
rpiIE passenger psekrt LOUIbVILLE.
X Combs, msster. wiH leave a above
THURSDAY. 9:h latLt at 5 P. x. i
For freight or passage appir ta
JAMiU T. BOURNE & CO.. Agents.
Ne. 8 Malison street.
.VJEf JT.TJKA- .l.V It VISI'.fTClI,
AtTMCVT JOB OK1 KM CIS.
BLOOD SEUSCIIJEIt :
OS the removal and permanent cere of all disease
arising Irom an Impure state of the blood, vis t
MERCURIAL AND SYPHILITIC TALNTS,
In all their different form and stages ;
Utters, Eruptions, Pimples, Nodes on Shin Bones,
Blotches, Boils, Scold Head,
And the entire cLa cf compla'nls canted by an Impure
staU of th BLOOD.
It Invariably ran Rheumatism, Liver Complain,
(leneral nd nervoa debDity. Ittmmation of the
SoweU, aad is tmrtjcaa-ly reeommndd for aH
obstruction to which fm ; are Hable. It is naturs'
twn ro 'toe tic it bring tbe yenng f nude's farm to per
fection, giving richness tn the Mood and vtger to tha
nerve, rau.lng health ami bnpplee t sparkle lathe
down cst and snbdusd eye. the rosy bloom ef health
to beautify be fad d cheek.
PRIOR. SJ per bettie or three hetttes for St. ami
forwarded by express to aH part ef tie Oanfederate
btater, en rrctlat ef price.
fOTTtlR Si MtRWIN. Prop leter.
85 Jefferson street, aea Post OHJee.
S'bl at H D.Bg Store in the Confederate State.