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THE 11UTLAND WKEKLY HERALD, THUKSDAYV MAKCH 17, 1864.
RUTLAND HERALD. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1864. To CoiUfttroMDiKTf.- W oaanot publlhoora araniostiona which com to ui without lha nam f the author attached. The nam U not required fur publication neoaaaarily, but aa a guaranty of fftti teitb ob tho part of tho eorrrapondeot. KoTirt to ADTBiTinicaa. AdverliaemanU feoula ba handed in before iix o'clock p, m., to Btcuro their inaertion in the paper of the neit morning. VmOTt NATIONAL. CONVENTION. The undersigned, who, by original appointment, reubaequent desifrnatloii to till yacunoieu, con stituting the Executive Commltt created by the National Convention held at Chicago on the 16th day of May, im do hereby call upon all qua'i fled voter who deaire the unconditional mainte nance of the Union, the aupremaoy of the Consti tute, and the complete aupprre&ion of the exist ing rebellion, with the oaun thereof, by vigoroua war ai.d all apt and eflioient mean, to aend dele gate to Convention to awemble at BALTI itOHG, ON TUESDAY, TltE SEVENTH DAY OF JUNE. 18c4. at 12 o'clock, noon, for the pur pose of presenting candidate for the office of rreaident ana vicerresuientol tne united sluice, Koch State having a reprvaentation in OongreH will be entitled t a many delegate as thuil be eaual to twice the number of elector to which auoh State ia entitled in the Electoral College of the United statoa. EDWIN D. MORGAN, New York, Chairman. CHARLKH J. OILMAN, Maine. L. BKAINAKD. Vermont. J. Z. OOODltlCIT, Ma8sachuMtt. THOM 4 8 (). Tl'RNEK, Rhode Island. GIHKON WEl-LKS, Connecticut. UENNINQ DUKK. New Jersey. EDWARD Mrl'HEKBON, Pennsylvania. N. B. 8vilTllEK8, DeUware. J.E. WAGNr.R, Maryland. THOMAS BfOONEH, Ohio. H. 8. LANE, ln.ln.na. SAMUEL 0. CASEY, Kentucky. E. PECK, Illinois. HERHEKT M UOXIE, Iowa. AUSTIN RLAIR, Michigan. CARL 8011 UH. Wiconin. W. I WASHBURN, Minnesota. CORNELIUS COLE. California. WILLIAM A. l'HILLU'S, Kansas. O. 31. IkISH. Nebraska. JOSEPH OE It II A ROT, District of Columbia. From Fort Klonroe. , Fort Monrob, Va., March 12. Editor Rutland Herald: The Bteamer New York, flag of truce boat, Capt. Chis holm, ia charge of Maj. Mulford assis tant agent of exchange of prisoners, left here last night for City Point, with 651 rebel prisoners, 61 of whom were offi cers. The rebel General Fitzhugh lee, Bon of Gen. Robert E. Lee, has gone on the same boat to endeavor to effect his exchange for Gen. Neal Dow. Of the 600 Union soldiers brought from Rich mond this week, 210 were sent to the hospitals immediately on their arrival at Annapolis. They were all very weak and emaciated, and gave very palpable evidence of the ill treatment and hard fare they have been compelled to endure from the rebel authorities. Twenty-three Union men, as you have doubtless heard, were recently hung by the rebels, at Kinston, North Carolina, for the alleged offence of desertion. They were North Carolina men and had been forced into the rebel ranks by con scription. As soon as dead they were Stripped of every shred of clothing. According to the Wilmington Journal of a late date, Gen. Duff C, Green has in vented a method of spinning cotton without the usual process of carding. The Journal says, "The General exhibit ed a specimen equal to any coarse thread made from the carded roll, and for mak ing coarse cloth will answer the same purpose. We think if this is found to UC pilblotl, r irtrmcro will be lll- duced to abandon cards entirely in the manufacture of negro clothing. For their benefit we will give the modus oper andi of preparing it. Gin the cotton slowly so as to throw large flakes through the flue, which are caught in a hamper basket placed under the flue and taken to the spinning wheel without pressing the cotton." As common hand cards are $75 per pair in Rebeldom this Invention will prove quite an object. A reward of $50,000 is offered by a Wilmington firm for the arrest and con viction of the persons who set Are to a large quantity of cotton, which was con sumed at that place on the night of the 8th of February. It would seem from this that , a higher value has been placed upon that material than when the rebels were so anxious to destroy it themselves on the approach of Union troops. Perhaps it is something of an object to pay their foreign debts in what they can succeed in running through the blockade. We learn from rebel sources through Union officers, that the body of Col. Dahlgren was stripped naked, and bu ried face downward in an obscure spot where it will be impossible to recover it. The men captured from Kilpatrick have been confined in dungeons, In Richmond. ,W. B. Rogers, 9thVt., died at Mansfield General Hospital, Newbern, March 1, aged 21 years. THB BAOEMERT OF THB 2d U. 8. COLORED CAVALRY. On the 9th Inst. an advance was made on Suffolk by the 2d U. S. Colored Cav- airy, commanded by Col. Cole. The Col. with seven companies advanced on the Sutherton road Lieut. Col. Pond With two companies in front, and Lieut. Bnyder on the South Quay road. Lieut. Snyder first encountered the enemy con sisting of infantry, cavalry and artillery, commanded by Ransom in person. Lieut. Bnyder immediately dispatched a cour kr to Col. Cole, who turned to go to their assistance and encountered the en emy at Suffolk; where a severe hand to kand fight of an hour took place. Col. Cole shot the rebel cavalry commauder, and attempted to cover the retreat of Lt Cot. Pond, but the enemy with his superior numbers intercepted him, and forced him to retire across the Jericho Canal, where he reorganized. Lieut. Col. Pond then advanced on the Suther ton road and attacked the enemy In the rear, Col. Cole In front, thereby cutting their ' way '' through, and saving their command. Deserters who came in the next morning, reported the enemy's lost st 65 killed. Our loss, killed wonnd- ed and prisoners, will not exceed 20, Lieut. Van Lew of the 2d U. B. Colored Cavalry was killed. Lieut Col. Pond had a horse shot from under him. The men behaved courageously and fought bravely. Too much praise cannot be awarded them. Perhaps some think negro-troops will not fight. We reTer them to Col. Cole, who has had to do with them, for a year or more. Our troops now hold possession of Suffolk, and the enemy has retreated across the Black- water, evidently expectingour reinforce ments near at hand. Additional troops have been sent on, Gen. Ileckman having arrived with his command. Whit. Two Hpndbed Thovjbamd Mork. For some reason unknown to us the tele graph failed to report up this way the fact that the President had issued a call for two huudred thousand more men. If Vermont, however has the surplus over the 600,000 call she is reported to have, her quota of this last requisition is more than filled. The latest decision reported, seems to be that no draft will take place in deficient districts or towns of a State whose aggregate quota is full. We see little chance for a draft any where in Vermont, therefore, on the 15th of April. UTGeu. W. F. Smith, who, as we presume all our readers kuow, is a Ver mouter, and at one time hud a command of the 1st Vermont Brigade, has been nominated to the Senate as Major Gen eral In the regular army, vice General Grant promoted. The statement Is re iterated that he is to have commami of the Army of the Potomac. ' Democracy" ahd the War. The Pittsburg Gazette commends the follow ing paragraphs from the editorial col umns of Copperhead newspapers to its Copperhead cotemporary in Pittsburg, viz: "We would see Old Abe hung by order of Jeff. Davis, before we would urge any man to volunteer in a war like this." The above is clipped from the Salens prove (Pa.) Times by the Stark County (Ohio) Democrat, with the following en dorsement : "The above plain and truthful talk we commend to our friends, especially to those who have been induced to aid by their money and otherwise, the bounty and schemes of the abolition leaders." A Fldr and Commission House has been formed in New York City (18 Front street,) by Edward Gilson, (formerly of Vermont,) and Alonzo G. Conant, under the style of Gilson & Conant, which from personal acquaintance we can rec ommend to all having occasion for their services. With their experience and careful attention to business, they will succeed in obtaining the patronage they merit. Rhodb Island Com ventios. The Rhode Island Union Convention on Tuesday re nominated Gov. Smith and nearly all the present State Officers. Delegates were appointed to the National Conven tion, and President Lincoln was recom mended for renomination. I3T The new call for 200,000 men is said to have been rendered necessary by the transfer of soldiers from the army to the navy, and the determination to establish two powerful armies of reserve, one in the East and the other in the West. I3T Gen, Neal Dow and Capts. Flynn and Sawyer have been exchanged and have arrived at Fortress Monroe. tW The Rutland Courier has learned; through the aid of a friend in Benning ton, that United States bonds are not taxed by Vermont ; and thereupon the Courier says; "We do blame our Legislature for exempting one class of our people from taxation and throwing the burdens of supporting the government on another class less able to bear it." We are surprised that an editor, who has the opportunity to read the news papers, has not yet discovered that a State cannot tax the United States bonds. Congress so provided, as a matter of na tional policy, and the court have af firmed the act of Congress. Were it in the power of States, cities, towns, or corporations, to tax United States bonds, then any one of them could put on a tax so high as to prevent subscriptions to the bonds, and thus crliml tha Congress designed both to prevent that, and to encourage investments in U. 8. stocks. Hence they were exempted from all but United States taxes. lfalton'i Journal. And we are surprised " that an editor, who has the opportunity to read the newspapers, has not yet discovered" that the statements of the Courier are gov erned, not so much by what its editor knows or " has discovered," as by what he thinks can be imposed upon the gul libility of his readers. It should he re emenibcred, however, in Mr. Walton's behalf, that he has been much absent from the State for some years, at Wash ington. ' i . : , x - liTSome vigilant newspaper man ought to go to the bottom of the Wal dron story. The statement that he in vented while drunk the account of an interview between McClellan and Ie at his own house will riot bear examina tion, for he reaffirmed it In a sober letter to the Washington Chronicle, with co herent details. Did he intend ; j origin ate a big sensation lie, and get a'armed before he had fairly laui ched it? Or was it true in 8ubstai.ee, and lias he been persuaded to deny itl And in either case what is the price, nd who says "iSpringifirld Jlfpublictm. The Washington correspondent of one or the New York pane-s is reported to have written a financial Fpch lately delivered in Cocgress ami then to have written "first rate notices." M-viesL isn't he! .. . Local and Mtute lie ma. Rutland County Covbt. The argu ment In the case of Bowman . Parker was commenced yesterday afternoon, and will probably occupy to day and a part or all of to-morrow. School Exhibition. The Winter term of the High School closed yesterday afternoon, with some Interesting exer cises. At au early hour the house was crowded with friends and patrons of the School. The exercises consisted or uec laiuations, dialogues, representations of a town meeting, a "woman's rights cou vqitlon, "a search after happiness," etc. in which those who took part acquitted themselves in a manner reflecting great credit on both teachers and scholars. The Rutlaud High School uuder its present board of teachers, Mr. P. G. Moore and his assistants, we are satis fled is equalled by few in New England. Old Apples. We were presented yes terday by Mr. .Daniel Burr with a couple apples, raised on the farm carried on by him In West Rutland, iu the summer of 18(52. No particular pains had been taken to preserve them, but they are per fectly sound, a slightly shrunken ap pearance only indicating their age . They were kept In a covered box, not air tlht, until last Fall, and since then have lain In au open one iu the cellar. They are a native apple, rather small and with a pleasant sour taste. Loud Rbi'orts. The Boston Journal 1? assured by a gentleman in Dover, Mass., that on the morning of the recent explosion of the powder mills in Ben nington, Vt.his brother distinctly heard four or five loud explosious, which he supposed at the time were from the blowing up of the powder mills at Ac ton. The distance from Bennington to Dover is 115 miles by an air line. Personal. Lieut. A. A. Crane of the 6th Vt. regiment, was in town last even ing. He has been spending a few weeks with his friends at home, and Is now on his way again " to the front," ready to do gallant service on the resumption of active military operations, and he will do it, when opportunity offers. Success to him. Sale of Choice Stock. The sale at auction of cows and young stock, be longing to George W. Chaplin of this town, and advertised in the Herald, came off on Tuesday, the 15th, with the following result: Fifteen cows sold for the sum of $743, at prices varying from $39 50 to $60, and at an average of $4950 the head. James Huntoon, Esq., of Cut tingsville, took the lot of nine two-year-olds, at $23 each. Concert ai Castletojc. The Grand Concert at Castleton, spoken of in our paper of yesterday, takes place this eve ning. Those desiring to attend can h?ave here on the 5 p. m. train and re turning leave Castleton at 9.20 p. m. A rich variety of good music is promised". Phof. Cook's Readings. We arc re q'KS ed to say that pupiis connected with the schools of this place will be admitted to Prof. Cook's humorous, pa thetic and dramatic readings, at the Town Hall on Monday evening, for the reduced admission fee of 15 cents. To-Night. Remember that Ducello's Gr at Exhibition comes off this evening at the Town Hall. See advertisement In another cblumn. Detecting Society. They have in Bridporta "Detecting Society," among whose officers are a " Committee of Safe ty" and ten "Pursuers." From a pub lished Report we see that the expenses of bust year were 17 cents, and the funds in the treasury $291 12. GETTYsnrjRO. The paper of G. G. Bene !l :t, Esq., of the Burlington Free Press, descriptive of the battle of Get tysburg, which was read before the meet ing of the Historical Society at Bran don, was read by him in Burlington on Tuesday evening. From a brief report of it iu the Times, we gather the follow ing facts : lie alluded to the fact that on the eve ning of the first davs fio-htinrr n Han cock recei . ed an order from Gen. Meade that if in his opinion the situation should make it necessary, he might bring back the army to a position across Pike Creek, ten mi les from Gettysburg. This is the celebrated order which is now used against Gen. Meade. An intcrSlilirr W(.f('ll Waa rrltrnn r.f t, re capture of Battery C, of the Regular Ai iuirry, ny joi. Kantian and the right wing of his regiment. These were the only gnus taken from the rebels during the entire battle. During the night of the second day, word was brought to Col. Nichols of the 14th Vt., that Gen. Barksdale was lying near his front mor tally wounded. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he soon ex pired. Mis hat and glovas are now in Col. Niclio's' possession. The hrnvp conduct of the Second Ver mont, liiigiiih- under the terrific fire of 140 suns in twlMng the charge of an overwlielniins force of 17,000 rebels was minute ail vividly riescribtd. Gi . Siam nr l received the warmest praise rr"in the weaker for his fearless ness and sijrfi.ilabilily In maneuvering his trijops. '.itiicinir a movement without orrter which he "'aimed decided the for-mie of du v. This he argued to be mi'Vni.ii.if rom the published statemer t-;''!. Richmond press and EnsMsh ci.-nvw .i( Mt with tbeconfed erari s dnrii.y !,.. ciiiratremcnt.' Mr. fis n'so spoV" of te ser vices off ' si Vermont Briirade, who were nios' Drue in the reserve, and 'vi 'minir charge of the First V i :ivi.'rv, under Lieut. Col 1'r. s'. ' t a strong line of in Accipknts. A son of Uarduer Poor, of Berlin, broke both bones of his lea leg, Just above the ankle, week before last, while coasting. On the 4th Inst, a sou of Porter Rice of Westminster was kicked in the face by a horse he was leading and his nose smashed. He is recovering. Fibs. A smoke house was burned in IVllows Falls the other day, with $150 wqrth of hams belonging to several d if-, lerent persons. Roast ham was plenty for a while. Returned to Jail. We learn from the St. Albans Messenger that Captain llrown of the 17th Regiment has return ed Into the custody of the Sheriff the en listed man whom he recently released from Jail by picking the keys from the Sheriffs pocket's. Indebted?--Senator Foot has our thanks for the published "Proceedings on the Opening of the ratent Office Fair," In eluding the address of Hon, L. E. Chit tenden, and the Poem of Hon. B. B French an extract from which lias al ready appeared in our columns. LATEST NEWS. It V TELEGRAPH. miNcellnnroiia Itcmv Rev. Mr. Snurgeon, the celebrated London preacher, Is said to contemplate a visit to this country in May. Onions rubbed frequently on the head are said to restore the hair. Ihey will certainly make it grow strong. Fifteen State Legislatures and Con ventions have declared their preference for Mr. Lincoln as the next President. Emma J. Smith, a music tencher at Chicago, lately became discouraged by want of success in seeming scholars, and took poison. Vallandigham has written a letter from Canada, rccomiuendinghis follow ers to make reprisals whenever copper head newspapers are damaged by mobs. He says there is now no legal redress, and the only remedy Is retaliation. Feels bad. " Do you see anything ridiculous In this wig V said a brother judge to Cur r;in. "Nothing but the head," he re plied. A country editor living on the line of a railroad sent to the superintendent of the road for a pass for himself and added, " please embrace my wife." The super intendent returned a pass to the editor but declined the proposed honor. Mr. Bryant, a democrat from New York, introduced a series of resolutions into the New York assembly, Monday, declaring that the war must be prosecu ted until slavery is annihilated ; that theconstitution.il abrogation of slavery would clear the path to our manifest destiny and produce the restoration of a united nation and requesting Congress to submit to the people a constitutional amendment, forever prohibiting and ex- lerminavng slavery. Gov. Smith, of Rhode Island, was waiting down a street in Providence the other day, when a culprit came dashing with a Doliceinan in hot. nnrsult Tim Governor gave chase, caught the fellow as he was scalins a fence, ir.ive him over to the officer, and then proceeded on to ine fctate House, where he presided in the benate. Eleven soldiers of the One Hundred and Fifty-ninth New York Volunteers were tried in New Orleans on the 2d inst., for marauding and olunclering a plantation. After robbing the place of every valuable thing, they ravished a iie;tru iri m presence oi ncr lather ana and mother, and afterwards stripped her of her clothing and left. The ring leaders were sent to Tortiiaa fur Hfc and the rest were sent to the same place ior periods varying rrom three to ten years, ine ononaers are all young some of them being boys of sixteen. How to make Rerlnnv snssidrro. carefully prepared by Ike Billings, from me original resipee, now in the posses sion of the families of the Duke of Cat tish : Take eel skin and stuff it with ground cat ; seesin it with Scotch snuff ana persimmon ne ; lay it In a hog-pen to dri. and then hanc it im bvthe tale in a Dutch grocery for three months, for me mes 10 give it tne tracies-marKs.then it is ready for use, and ken be kut up into rite lengths and soaled for perlice klubs. It is stated that the managers of iue urooKiyn sanitary l-air neglected to furnish the editorial and reportorial fra- lernuyoi new XorKcity with compli mentary tickets, and that on tho nnpn ing night several renortra mnrin tiiom. selves known but could not obtain en trance until they had paid. They pur chased tickets, looked around, and made no notice of it. This accounts rr t.h absence of any lengthy notices of the i i. . T -wr , lair iu me ivew i ors papers. A DassenfTpr on ft WMtsrn rallmnri saw a young lady In the seat near him, wini wnom ne mought he would scrape an acquaintance, iso ne nanaeel her over the Chicago Times, a connerhenrl urjfwi, saying: -mats the only well couuueeu paper in unicago." The lady lookid at it : it was t.h cing orgnn. Stooping over, she lifted a pair of prtite but rather mnddv rubbers from the floor, wrapped them in the pa per, placed the bundle on the seat beside ner, ana quietly drawing a book from her satchel, began to read. The judge of newspapers looked as if something uuu niriicK nun. At a meeting held In Cincinnati last Friday for the . relief of the loyal East Tennesseeans. Mr. T tt ni'n who has returned from a trip for the jnuiLarr voiiiinissioH to hnoxviiie and Chattanooga, narrated some r Ma periences. He saw hundreds of these reiugees at every point the children barefooted, In the cold, and women and r. en shivering from scant clothing, and haggard from stinted food. He exhib ited a specimen of the bread he found in their possession. It resembled soap stone more than anything else, being made out of smut flour, and as palate able as half burnt bricks. They de clared they could get nothing else for bread, the army having taken every thing else from them. Many of the men were clad in carpets, fastened about the neck, and hanging dawn like a gown. There was much sickness among them and the mortality was great. EXPEDITION TO OLD RIVER. Capture of Cotton, Mules, Ac. A Ueb-1 Colout'l anl Major Captured. A Rebel Attack ou Water Point Repulsed. Washington, March 111. Admiral Porter encloses a eonitnuica tion from Lieut. Commander Thomas O. Selfrhlge, of the Cuuestoga, In which he states that learning there was a large amount of cotton belonging to the rebel government, under a small guard of sol diers, not far from where Old river in tersects the main levee, he landed on the morning of Feb. 13th, with forty-live seamen and some contrabands. After marching six miles, he found the cotton, and would have captured the guaid but for the accidental explosion of a musket. On his way back he was considerably annoyed by Texas cavalry. He captured thirty-two bales of cotton, twenty mules and several horses, and took as prison ers Col. C. 11. Tyler and Major P. O'Brien, of the rebel provisional army. The day before he destroyed twenty-four hogs heads of sugar about to cross the river, which was too bulky to take on board. The Navy Department has received a communication from Admiral Porter, in which he encloses one from Lieut-Commander Greer, of the United States steamer Rattler, off Hurricane Island, Feb. 15th. He says : I have Informed you in a previous let ter, that a detachment of about two hun dred negro troops have been stationed at Water Proof, making it a depot for negroes, cattle, &c. This aroused the Indignation of the rebels, and on the 14th, a force of about eight hundred cav alry, of Harrison's men, made an attack upon the coast, driving in the pickets and pressing the troops there very hard. Fortunately for them the Forest Rose was present. Capt. Johnson immediate ly opened fire on them, which drove them back. He got his vessel under way, and shelled the enemy wherever his guns would bear. They retreated to the woods. This lasted from 3 to .1.30 p. m. At 8 o'clock the enemy attempt ed to make a dash Into the town, but Capt. Johnson, who was well posted, drove them back. Eight dead bodies and five prisoners were left in our hands. Our loss was five killed and two wounded. Capt. Johnson says that some of the negroes fought well, but for want of discipline the majority did not. Lieut. Commander Greer arrived with the Rat tler after the lighting was over. He then proceeded to Natchez, reixirtetl the facts to the commander of the post, and asked him to send up reinforcements. The next morning he despatched 2(H) men and some howitzers and ammuni tion to Water Proof. Upon arriving at Water Proof on the 1.1th, he found that in the morning the enemy who had been reinforced In the night, and whose for ces now consisting of two regiments of infantry and one of cavalry and four pieces of artillery had again attacked the post. The Forest Rose, whose com mander was ever on the alert was ready for them. A few well directed shots stopped them from planting their batte ry on the plank road, and drove them off in confusion. The attempts of the remainder to advance were frustrated bv the Forest Rose. Capt. Johnson says that Capt. Ander son asked reeatedly for him to take his troops on board and throw them across the river, while in every request John so declined, and could only tell him to fight. After the enemy was routed he felt more easy and discontinued his re quests to cross. The ram Switzerland arrived about the close of the fight and Joined them. The rebel loss as far as known was seven killed and several wounded who were taken off, and a number of prison ers, among them a lieutenant, who were taken to Harrison. Our loss was three killed and twelve wounded. In the two days fight the Forest Rose expended 270 shell. Under date of February 16, he says: " I have received a dispatch from Capt. Johnson, dated the loth at 10 o'clock p. m. which says the rebels have made another and final attack on Water Proof. He sent a few shells which caused them to retire. The retreated towards Har risonburg, burning the bridges behind them. The rebels cannot stand the fire of the gunboats." Later. He says every thing is quiet, but they have informat on that the reb els are making preparations for an at tack on the contraband camp opposite VIcksburg.' The negro troops at Water Proof have been committing many out rages. REBEL CAM I SURPRISED. 46 PKlSOXEItS CAPTURED. 5 Union Soldiers Released. m, t , Philadelphia. March 16. The Bulletin has a special from Cin cinnati, which says information from Vicksburg reports that a portion of the Marine Brigade, under Capt. Candall, recently surprised a rebel camp east of Port Gibson, capturing forty-seven pris oners, and releasing five Union soldiers taken at the Big Black. PASSAGE OF THE COLD BILL. . Washinotos, March 16. Tne Spn w f a l.ao vtnnnMi .1 House amendments to the Gold Bill, "u .miy awaits me signature of the President to become a law. Washinotoh, March 15. RKNATR. " Mr. Sumner presented a stronirlv-in. dorsed petition of one thousand citizens or Louisania, or African descent, praying for the rights of suffrage in that State. Mr. Wllkin-on presented a bill to repeal the Colonlz itlon Act. Mr. Wilson In troduced a bill for the reorganization of the artillery or the regular army. Mr. Doollttle Introduced a bill for the better collection of taxes In Insurrectionary districts. The Diplomatic Appropria tion bill wne taken up, and 'an amend ment was adopted, making the Uelglaa mission ol the tlrst-class, without cor responding pay. Without concluding actlou on the bill, the Senate adjourned. Washinoton, March 16. SKSATK. A large nunilier of petitions In favorof increased Mall and Raihoad facilities between New York and Philadelphia, was referred. Mr. Howard Introduced a bill to organize the Invalid corps of the army, Kcterred to the Military Committee. Mr. Wilson introduced a bill in relation to deserters, referred. The t'onsulor and Diplomatic Appro priation bill came up In order, and a de bate ensued on the clause authorizing 28 consulor pupils. aoi'ss. Mr. Farnsworth of Illinois. Introduced a bill to promote the elliciency of the U. S. artillery, which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Cox of Ohio, from the Committee on the rules reported adversely on the resolution referred them to Inquire into the ex'liency- of establishing a new committee on Mines and Mining. Mr. Washburne of 111., from the same com mittee made an adverse report ou the proposition for a new committee on Na tional Ranks and Ranking. Mr. Wash burne also reported from the same com mittee, the committee on the rules and amendment to rules so as to not permit any mcinU'r to vote in any case when he was not In the bar of the House before the results of the vote could be an nouncixi laid on the table. The House concurred in the Senator's amendmeut to the Tost Olllce Appropriation bill. These amendments appropriate 8010,000 for the payment of letter-carriers and $100,000 to' meet any deficiency which may exist in the jiost olllce revenue. The House then resumed the considera tion of the Gold bill. A Command for (-en. Fremont. New York, March 16. The World's 'Washington correspon dent says : It is understood Fremont will be assigned to the Department of South Carolina, and Gilinore have an active command in the field. The Enforcement of tlio Enroll ment Law In Kentucky Defr tcr Deprived of Citiyenthip. Xkw Y'ors, March 16. A Washington's dispatch to the Com mercial says the President has taken measures to enforce the enrollment law in Kentucky. A bill was introduced to day in the Senate depriving all deserters who may have escaped into British Provinces of all privileges of future citizenship unless they may give themselves up for mili tary duty. Tho "HeGalaaluniaiiaat believed to be oat. Cant Perrv states that t, Kuiio1i.. Re Galantumo did not founder on the night of the 1st, as no portion of her was seen next mornintr a tm. sent to her succor, sailing lnthedlreo tion of Bermuda. The Coming- Compa.ig-n Uen. Grant I'lHiiaing It. New Y'obk, March 10. Special dispatch to the Evening Post : Washivotov, March 15. The new call for troops in accordance with the plans for the military cam paign have been laid out by Gen. Grant. It is understood that he nsks for large armies if the country expects him to close the war with the present vear. One hundred and twenty five rebel prisoners who have taken the oath of al legiance left this city for the North in the morning train to-day. The Niagara and Chenanuro Ordered to Sea Tuff Hont Run llonn and Two l'crioua Vrowncrtt New Yoiik, March 1C. Report says the Niagara is ordered in search of the Re Galantuomo, as also the DoubJc-F.nder Chenango. A boat bolonging to the French steam frigate Pheole, was run down yesterday by the tug-boat Archetie, and nine sail ors thrown into the water, two of them were drowned. J$ Advance of Johnston's Army, New York, March 16. A dispatch from Chattanooga the 13th says : I have it on pretty good author ity that Johnston's army has made a considerable advance from Dalton, but whether his Intention is belligerent or not I cannot tell. A Man Shot in Lpuiaville Ohio. Louisville, Ohio, March 16. Sergeant David B. Monroe, of the 62d Ohio, was shot dead on thp atiwt this afternoon, by a man named Sanders. mere is consioeranic excitement, ana. the lynch law is feared. The 62d is re organized ncre. Another Expedition Preparing Ilnttle at Yazoo City Our Troop Victorious. . Memphis, March 16. Advices from Vicksburg to the 10th say that everybody among the troops are on the qui vlve, preparing for an- otner grand expedition. The troops arff In excellent spirits ;:nd eager for march ing srdcrs. . There was quite a battle at Yazoo City, on the 5th, between ine negro" troops stationed there and a larire force of rebels, who made an attack upon the piace. 'i lie rebels gained possession of part of the city but the gun boats com ing up opened Are on them which en couraged the negroes who charged and di-ove the rebels back. Our loss was slight. Rebel loss unknown. Arrival of lrlaj. mcOTichael la Phll adelphia. Philadelphia, March 16 -""J" .HilllUIOCl, ISHISlallli AUjUMUI. General. nf thA .rti. U Cnmlu.rlaii1 . " - - mi .iij l I Mil. vy....v-, arrived in this city this evening direct lYnm f'Ytati fl IT a M.n.4a Aim v vnutiiautAta. iiv ACjsi vua Western army in the finest condition. News of Gen. Grant's promotion was re ceived with great enthusiasm,. Gold. ; Nbw York, March It. Gold quoted at 161