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MEWS Br TELEGRAPH,
ITALIAN MAN-OF-WAR LOST.
Over" Iersons on Board'
THE RUTLAND WKKKLI!HMiij .hiumpimi- jnv..
Htm FhUM ShtKMAN,
IMPORTANT FROM
' ' New York, March 15.
The ship Star of tho West, from Liver
pool, reports March 7th, long. 40. 40, Int.
64. 20, at 2 p. m., saw a man-of-war, with
n-y -i topmast gone and colors at mast
head If they wished to speak with us.
At 6 p. m. we tacked, steeriug 8. W. by
. the wind, until at 6 p. m., the man-of-'
war began firing guns. Hove to about
four miles to the leeward of us at 6.0
l m. She tiled to speak with us, but
could uot be card. Filled the ship and
tacked. At 7 p. jc., passed close under
her stern, and asked what they wanted.
The reply was she was an Italian man-of-war,
and In a sinking condition.
They wished us to lay by her all night,
! and accompany her to the nearest land.
We asked how many people there were
On .board. The reply was, over four
hundred. We promised to lay by her
during all the night. We shortened
Balls, to lower top sail, and fore-topmast
stay sails, and kept by the wind. At 8
p. ii., we fired a rocket, which was an
'."'swered by another from the man-of-war.
. We steered toward her, and hove to
" about two miles to the windward. At
9 p. jc., fired a blue light, which was an
awered bv the vessel, the two 6hips be-
" Ing in about the same position. At 10
" t. ii.. fired a rocket no reply. At 11
.'... p. m., fired a rocket and blue light no
reply. Hove ship and run to the Last
" ward three miles j hove to on the other
tack, and lav to until daylight. At 6
a. m.. made sail and ran to the East
ward, a lookout at the mast-head, but
could see nothing. At 6 a. m., we hauled
by the wind, supposing they had kept
away before the wind. Shortly after 9
a. m.. It commenced blowing a strong
. breeze from the West, the weather mod
erately clear. Saw several vessels steer
- ing East during the day.
The vessel lost is undoubtedly the
frigate IteOalantuomo. The Re 1) Italia
, did not sail from New York until . the
'; .7th.
: FROM CHARLESTON.
Bombardment Still Going Oh.
Fortress Mohroe, March 15.
The Richmond Examiner of March 11
contains the following:
Charleston, March 13. Eight shells
have been fired at the city since last
report. Nothing new.
Charleston, March. 7. The enemy
have kept up a slow firing on the city.
. The position of the fleet is unchanged.
Charleston, March 0th. Thirty-one
uliells were fired at the city to-day.
. Charleston, March 9. Five monitors
are outside the bar, this morning. Ten
shells were fired at Sumter. An artiller
... rv Hiipi has been kept up for several
hours between battery Gregg and the
, batteries on Sullivan's Island.
There was unusual activity among the
; enemy's fleet In Folley Inlet, on Monday
night.
The prisoners captured at Cherrystone
; ' ' arrived at Libby prison on the 9th.
" Two Hundred Locomotives De
mand d by the Uovemmeut.
Patterson, N. J., March 17.
Tho Press announces that Col. McCol
lum yesterday Informed the locomotive
builders of this place that unless they
would proceed at once to furnish the
govermeut with two hundred locomo
tives, he should have to seize their shops
and run them on government account.
The locomotive builders have promised
" to comply with the demands made upon
them. In ten of the factories, the oper
atives who had been on a strike are to
resume work to-morrow. ?
Arrival of Gen. Hurlourt at Vicks-barf-Ncw
Expedition.
i , Memphis, March 12.
' " Gen. Hurlburt and staff arrived from
" Vlcksburg last night. The General has
taken possession of his old quarters and
expects to remain some time. The larg
er part of his corps is connected with
another expedition, which left Vlcks
burg some days since. ,
Elgntjr-nix Hebel Deserter take tbe
Oath of Allegiance. .
.". I Washington, March 15. :
This morning eighty-six deserters
from the rebel army were released from
v- the old Capitol Prison upon taking the
oath of allegiance. They deserted to go
A North, and were accordingly furnished
with transportation to New York city.
There was quite a fall of snow for one
. 3 hour to-day, with a strong north wind,
a , but has nearly ceased. ., i
j' The Strike an Western Half road.
.-'.'.-. i Chicago, March 15.
t ' The " engineers on , the Milwaukie,
. North Western and Chicago Burlington
and Qnincy railroad are running their
;, ' trains as usual to-day. The Michigan
V Southern, Illinois Central and the Alton
- and St. Louis railroads have enough en-,
?s gineers who arc not connected with the
i strike to run their regular passenger
trains. It Is not believed there will be
any serious delay with the running of
, the freight trains. i
from KnoiTllle A Rebel Colonel
. Killed in m kinnian-Treaty of
, i Peace witb flf. V. Cherokee.
' KsoxvtLtE, March 15.
There was some slight skirmishing
, yesterday, beyond Morristown, in which
- the rebel Col. James was killed.
The rebels are supposed to be in force
. ' . at Bull's Gap.
. ! A Lieutenant engaged iu recruiting
. . for the U. 8. Colored Artillery, was shot
yesterday by a rebel, near Louisville.
t Peace has been ratified with the North
Carolina Cherokees. Those recently
captured say they were induced to take
t up arms under the belief that they were
f fighting for the United States. Two
; were permitted to within reach of the
' band and represent the case to their
x chief. " : -
Thirty of the tribe have since come in
i. and accepted the amnesty. Since the
jeturn of the Indians to loyalty the reb-
cl hare committed numerous outrages
v on them. Twenty-two have been thrown
Into prison and the rest are concealed in
l; the mountains.
Arrival ol Prisoner.
,,-. ..- Fortress Monroe, March 15.
The flag of truce steamer New York
' arrived here this morning. Captains
Fiynn and Sawyer, and Gen. Neal Dow
have arrived here. ""'"" '
. There Is nothing later about ; Gea.
ehermaa'a Expedition. -
Nbw York, March 14.
i'hn Palmetto Herald, published at
rort Royal, has an account of a cavalry
reconnolsancO from Jacksonville, by
Col. Henry. The advance was cnecKea
by five thousand rebel cavalry ana m-
fap-try. Rebel taeut.-uoi. jucwirauct
w killed. Our men were compelled to
fall back, but resisted every Inch of the
ivbel advance. We were drlveu about
three miles, when the enemy gave up
pursuit and fell back to Camp Flnnegan,
leaving only a strong cavalry force in
our front. Our loss was one killcct, four
wounded, and five captured. Rebel loss
reported by deserters, forty or fifty.
Since this affair, the rebel pickets had
been driven beyond Cedar Run, by Maj.
Rtnvpnw' command.
The Hilton Head corresjiondcnce of
the World says Gen. Seymour Is still in
command In Florida. The reinforce
ments are expected to retrieve tne ui-
ustee disaster.
Attack on Jacksonville
Threatened.
New York, March 11.
A Jacksonville letter in the Post, da
tod the 11th. savs: Reports were re
ceived of heavy firing up the river, un
derstood to be our gunboats feeling the
t.itkh Our advance. Col. Henry's
cavalry was attacked and driven In from
tlon with a loss of a num
ber of wonuded. It was expected tho
robpls would make an attack on Jack
sonville the next day, If not our forces
would advance.
THE PUTOJIAC AKMY.
Washington, March 17.
Tli Tntellirenctr of this morning
Rumors, 'evidently founded on
misapprehension, have obtained curren
cy to the cnect that the neaun oi ueu.
Meade has become so much impaired as
to induce his resignation of the com
mand of the Army of the Potomac, and
have gone so far as to designate his suc
cessor. We are happy to be able to
state, on good authority, that this dis
tinguished officer has entirely recovered
from his recent Indisposition, and that
he has never entertained the remotest
intention of retiring from his position,
in which we will add he has secured the
confidence of the country and army, and
where lie lias earned such a high milita
ry reputation. The recent visits of Gen.
Meade to this city, as we understand,
have been for the purpose of consulta
tion, and to give testimony before the
committee on the conduct of the war,
and not in view of any contemplated
separation from his command. He was
expected to return this morning to the
command of the army.
KKBKL Hill' Mlil'KMl
IIiADQtrARTR NEWBBaK, March 2.
Oetwrat Ordtrt A. 24 -
The Commanding Central is gratified
in twliiar able to annoui.ee another in the
series of successful enterprises projected
by Urlg.-Oen. Wessells, commanding the
sub-district of Albemarle. The army
gunboat Foster, Capt. McLaughlin, com
manding, with a neiacnmeui 01 iuiuhut
under Lieut. Helme.of the One Hundred
and First Pennsylvania voluuteers, was
sent on tho 16th February, on nu expe
dition to Fairfield, North Carolina,
where a band of guerrillas, under lapt.
Spencer, was quartered. The camp was
surprised, the arms and stores secured,
and the whole company taken prisoners
without loss on our side. The affair
was conducted In a severe snow storm,
and reflects much credit on the officers
and men concerned.
By command of
Maj.-Gcn. Peck.
Bknj. G. Foster, A.A.G.
The Gold Mil-National Hanks.
New York, March 14.
The Washington correspondent of the
Pnst Kftvs: It is. doubtful .whether the
Senate's gold bill will pass the House.
The Ways and Means Committee have
rejected a proposition to permit national
banks to issue notes of smaller denomi
nation than five dollars.
ARK1TAL OF
IX NEW
GE. MinUM W
ORLEANS.
NEWS FROM REBEL SOURCES.
New York, March 14.
The Savannah News of the 2d con
tains the account of the capture of the
ship Amelia by a United States.steara
er off Tampa Bay. Cargo valued at
$200,000. The Misslssippian reports
four hundred deserters in Jones county,
who have organized and resist success
fully all attempts to subdue them.
The Mobile Tribune of the 2d says :
On Monday Ave hundred and sixty-seven
shots were thrown at Fort Powell by
the Yankees, but without doing any
damage. .
ivasiiJufrtou items.
Washington, March 14. :
It is understood that the 8enate will
reconsider the House bill providing for
the establishment of freedrnen's bureau.
Gen. Meade and friends are making
very active exertions to have him re
tained in command of the Army of the
Potomac, but their chances of success
are said to be very slim.
Mr. Thaddeus Morris who has been
for many years the prompter of the
Speaker of the House is now lying in
this city at the point of death.
Senators Tremble and Hale have re
turned to the city.
Reported Movement.
'" St. Lopis, March 14. ;
Vlcksburg advices say that the boats
in that place have been pressed into the
government service owing to a reported
movement to be made via Black, Red and
Washcsta rivers to Monroe, thence by
land to Shrieveport. Gen. Steele will
co-operate from Little Rock. ;
' ' ' letters for the Mouth.
Foktresb Mosboe, March 13. ;
All letters to be sent south of the Un
ion lines by flag of truce whether di
rected to prisoners of war or others,
must be marked on the outer envelope
" flag of truce." All requests to send
letters forward are unnecessary, as all
letters that conform to the public rules
will be forwarded. i , - . '
The steamer 8. R. Spaulding sails for
Beaufort this afternoon. ;
New York, March 13.
The steamship Morning Star from New
Orleans, the 6th, via Havana the 9th, has
arrived. The Creole arrived at New Or
leans the 3d, the Hanna the 5th, and the
George Washington was passed going
np the river. The Morning Star brings
twelve hundred bales of cotton.
Part of Gen. Lee's cavalry had left
New Orleans for Red river.
Gen. Sherman arrived at New Orleans
on the 2d on the gunboat Diana. His
late expedition is called by himself a
big raid, in the course of which he reach
ed a point ten miles east of Meridian
without any opposition worthy of the
name, and returned with 1,100 mules,
4,000 contrabands, 600 prisoners and a
large amount of supplies.
Transports are rapidly bringing troops
back from Texas.
Gov. Halm was inaugurated on the
4th with Imposing ceremonies at New
Orleans. Gen. Banks delivered an ad
dress in which he predicts the reduction
of the insurrection to three or four States
on the Atlantic Ocean by this season's
campaign. He said, let us rembembcr
that the reinauguration we celebrate has
the basis of a century for we have
achieved the deeds of a century in the
past two years, and so long as the peo
ple are faithful and true to themselves
so long will stand Louisiana the first
returned State in which every man is a
free man.
Gov. Hahau's inaugural address regards
slavery as the cause of the present un
holy attempt to break up- the govern
ment, and its unavoidable and immedi
ate extinction as a public and private
blessing. "From every light before me
he says I am constrained to believe the
cause of the rebellion is in extremities
and it seems to me not extravagant to
look upon this year as the finale of
theBmost senseless, causeless, and most
murderous rebellion that ever occurred
in a civilized nation. The loyal men of
Louisiana have suffered much and deep
ly, but with the blessing of God upon
our exertions all will be soon ngnt a
gian, and peace, and prosperity will
smile upon our thresholds as of old.
A grand ball at night concluded the
gaiety of the occasion. All the people
were in the street during the day, and
there was 'unquestionably a stronger
feeling of satisfaction manifested on this
occasion than on many of the most bois
terous days of the secession madness of
1861.
A Natchez Courier of the 4th Inst. re
ports heavy firing on Euachita river,
near narrisouburg on Tusday and Wed
nesday. A magnificent service of silver had
been presented to Gen. Shcpley by friends
in New Orleans.
Cotton had slightly improved and
commanded 73 a 74 cents for middling.
Gold 163 a 165.
Gen. Beauregard's wife died on the 2d
and her funeral on the 4th was the larg
est ever seen in New Orleans. Over 6000
persons attended, and the cortage was
over a mile in length. Gen.Banks kindly
extended to the family the steamer Ne
braska to convey the remains a few miles
up the river to "her father's plantation.
The body was followed to the levee by
thousands of ladies who wished to take
a last farewell of one who was loved
and esteemed by all. , "'
Special fo th Rutland Iltnld :
Burlington, March 13, '64.
The following Is a list of the losses of
the 1st Vermont. Cavalry in the late
Missing, Co. A., Private Almon Mc
Clenln. Co. 11., Privates Frank B.Jos
lin 1 vnian Dufor. MiloFansworth. Co.
C, Corp. Pliny M. MotlUt, Private Daniel
P. Bancroft, Private E. R. I. McCrcllia.
Co. P., Privates Fred A. Towers, Phlneas
Ii. Sargeut, Geo. F. Bennet, Milo Persons.
Co F., Corp. M. H. Cook, Privates John
Butrlck, Geo. W. Field, D. A. Bunk,
Julius Cunningham, Sani'l Welman, 11.
C Spaulding, Harrison Mullen, Anson
A. Kelley, F. Drew. Co. G., privates
Lvcxa Snow, lain'l Simmons, Michael
Madden, Lewis Knapp, '1 lios. u. noou,
John Delaney, Geo. II. Dunu, Geo. II.
Calkins, NelSon Dragoon, W. A. Colby,
Thos. Barney, James Brandy. Co. H.,
privates Joseph Hodges, Henry W. Cook,
John Button, Frank Ross. Co. L. pri
vate, Augustus Boyde. Co. M., Corp.
II. G. Sheldon, privates Joseph Buchan
an, Alexander Bossellon, J ullus Seymour.
Co. I., privates, James Manchester, T.
McCuin. Co. K., privates Frank R.
Trimble, Horace Taylor, Aaron Joutt,
Louis Gaulett, W. B. Watson, Myron
Fales, Louis Lavarke, Alexis Mahew,
Alfred Mahew, Oliver LaPine. Timothy
Wisel, E. J. Leonard, John Sheldon,
David Hamblin, II. J. Blood.
Wounded and Missing, Co. G., pri
vates Edwin A. Porter, wound in foot,
Wm. N. Dunu, Rollin D. Mallory. Co.
K. privates John Deckett, Chas. E.
Joutt, James Declain, David K. Tierce.
Wounded and Tresent, Co.C, privates
Lamb, Banister, John G. Bancroft,
slightly. Co. F. privates Hubbard J.
Eastman, Geo. G. Privae, Chas. C. Dunn,
supposed mortally. Co. K., Sergt. Beuj.
Sheldon.
Private Bradford, O. Whipple, of Co.
D., died of cold and exhaustion, near
the banks of the Paiuunkey river. Left
sick on the march, private James Bos
well, Co. E.
'rm Fortress Itlonroe.
Fortress Monroe, March 13.
The steamer Monticello arrived this
afternoon with the blockade-running
steamer Mary Ann in tow, captured off
V'.mington.
The steamer Julia Baker was burned
bj the rebels yesterday morning, up the
Nansmoud river. Her captain and crew
were captured with two thousand dol
lars. The crew were asleep when cap
tured. From Kentucky.
Locisvillb, March J3.
Gen. Burbridgc has ordered the arrest
of Col. Frank Walford for disloyal senti
ments uttered in a speech at a sword
presentation to him at Lexington on
Thursday.
Brig.-Gcn. Hugh Ewing, brother-in-law
of Ma i.-Gen. Sherman, has been or
dered to this city, probably to supercede
Gen. Burbridge in comraaud of the Fed
eral forces in Kentucky.
New Orleans papers or the 4th men
tion the arrival of Gen. Sherman there
on the 3d. They also give an account
of a general illumination for the cele
bration of the inauguration of the new
Governor of Louisiana on the 4th of
March.
Army officers leaving Chattanooga
yesterday now report all quiet there and
also at Kuoxville as far as heard from.
Cincinnati, March 10.
The Cairo dispatches of the Gazette,
gay that passengers by the Sultana as
sert that Sherman's exped'1'0" P' "'1
ted 36 miles beyond Meridian, destroy
ing all the railroads In that vicinity, 32
locomotives and a large number of cars.
There was no more fighting after leav
ing Canton, where Mirt Adams' rebel
Mvivlrv was cneouutored.
. . , ,. in... ...j i
Sherman S loss in Kineu, wouuueu nuu
mUsln" is 600.
A largo number of plantations were
destroyed.
All Is quiet att-nauauoosa wm auu-vlllo.
CAPTURE OF SUFFOLK, VI.
Sokkolk, March 10.
Our forces occupied Suffolk this morn-
inir after a brief strucule. We now
hold the place. .
ARKANSAS MEWS
St. Louis, March 10.
Waldron. some sixty miles south of
Fort Smith, Arkansas, and recently the
advanced post of our forces, was burned
hv enerri as a few nights since.
Twenty steamers and a large supply
train from Little Rock have arrival at
Fort Smith.
The steamer Leon, laden with commis
sary stores, sunk in the Arkansas river,
above Little Rock on the Cth.
Gen.' Price has returned from Mata
moris. Mexico, where his recent furlough
allowed him to go to visit his family.
He now commands the rebels in the de
partment of Arkansas.
Rebel deserters continue to arrive in
considerable numbers.
Collision and loi of Life.
Cleveland, March 10.
The express train going West on the
Toledo railroad, collided with a coal
train on a side track at Bellevue last
night. Two of the hands belonging to
the trains aud one child were killed.
An elevator in this vicinity caught Are
and one hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars worth of grain was burned, as was
also the express matter and baggage on
the train.
Explosion and Lmi of Life.
Norwich, Ct., March 10.
The boiler connected with the exten
slve axe handle manufactory of Messrs.
Turner & Day, in this city, exploded
about one o'clock this afternoon, entire
ly demolishing the building. Charles
Shuniwav. polisher, was instantly kill
ed. James Willson, Valentine Dock and
Norman Dexter, workmen, were severe
ly injured. Several others were slightly
i n j u red .
Skirinisli Near Suffolk.
Fortress Monrob, March 10.
A skirmish took place yesterday two
miles this side of Suffolk, between the
enemy and three companies of our col
ored cavalry. The rebel loss was 25.
Our loss was 10 killed.
Washington Item.
Special dispatch to the Evening Post :"
' Washikgtok, March 15. .
Great interest centers in the gold bill,
which will probably come to a vote be
fore night. The friends of the measure
feel very confident of their ability to
pass the bill.
The arguments in the contested elec
tion case from St. Louis were closing
this morning.
Senator Hicks Is comfortable to-day,
the amputation of his foot having pro
duced no evil effect. ..
New York, March 15.
A detachment of abont two hundred
and fifty rebel soldiers, prisoners of war,
who have taken the oath of allegiance,
started for New York last evening.
'- Death of .tlr. IQorri
r - Washington, March 15.
Thaddeus Morris, well and favorably
known as a member of the House for the
last eighteen years, died to-day of pneu
monia. He was attached to the office of
speaker, and was always near that offi
cer when the House was in session.
His presence was desirable in view of the
fact of his intimate acquaintance with
parliamentary law and knowledge and
judgment, often aiding in the decision
of important questions.-
- Death of Capt. If al stead.
Nrw York, March 151.
Capt James B. Halsteadof the 102nd
New York Regiment, formerly a resident
of Providence, R. I., died here on the
12th Inst, aged. 30.. , , , r v.
Capture of Suffolk: Continued An
other Piratical Expedition-Arrest
of a Notorious GuerrillaCondition
of our Prisoners In Bell Isle
. Washington Items.
- New York, March 13.
A Norfolk letter of the 11th confirms
the expulsion of the rebels from Suffolk,
and occupation of the place on the 10th.
This Is later than the reported repulse of
our troops.
Washington specials state that it is
understood the Committee of Ways and
Means propose to increase the tax on
manufactured tobacco fifty per cent.
Reports reached here that the rebels are
prepairing another piratical expedition
from some of the small inlets of the
Chesapeake Bay. The utmost vigilance
is required of the gunboats, and it is be
lieved the next party trying the experi
ment cannot fail of falling into our
hands.
Donnolly, a notorious guerrilla of
Imdon County, Va., has been arrested
and sent to the Old Capital Prison.
Of 1718 applications, 784 have been
selected for commissions in negro Regi
ments by the Casey Examining Board.
Col. Sanderson just returned from
Libby prison states that the number of
deaths among onr prisoners on Bell Isle
has been exaggerated. Total number
from Jan. 1st to Feb., was 115. The
prlsouers have suffered severely during
the winter months, and their rations
have been insufficient and poor, but not
60 much so as to lead to starvation.
The Military Commission has returned
from their tour of examination of our
northern and western, hospitals. ,. As a
result of this investigation several thou
sand soldiers fit for duty have been re
turned to their regiments. "' '( .
The Attack upon Mobile.
Nw York, March 11.
New Orleans advices or the 1st, per
Western Metropolis, state that military
movements are still In progress for re
possessing the country beyond the Te-
che.
At the grand review of artillery and
cavalry near New Orleans on the 27th
ult. the daughter of Gen. Banks was
adopted as the daughter of the brigade.
The bombardment of Fort Powell be
low Mobile continued vigorously. Reb
el batteries replied, but none of our ves
sels are hurt. The only casualty on our
side was the wounding of one man on
theOctorara.
- A letter from the fleet says Farragut
intends to silence Fort Powell so as to
send his musquito fleet into Mobile Bay.
By so doing he will cut off Forta Mor
gan and Gaines.
The bay is said to be obstructed three
miles below Mobile, in such a manner
that vessels are compelled to pass under
guns of two iron clad ports, and a bat
tery from shore. On the west side,
Mobile is defended by a complete line of
entrenchments. Indeed, Mobile is de
fended strongly at every point. The
ram Tennessee still lies in the bay.
Mobile was almost entirely free of eol
diets 30,000 having gone to meet Sher
man. Non-combattanta bad all been re
moved from the city. A Key West let
ter has a rumor that one of Farragut's
steamers has passed Fort Morgan under
a terrible fire, and another rumor was,
he had captured the works.
- . A Mebel rivier.
' New York, March 11.
It is reported on the authority of the
Captain of the gun boat De Soto, that a
rebel privateer bark rigged stetmer, is
cruising to the westward of Havana.
Failure.
New York, March 11.
The failure of DeLannay, Clark & Co.,
Stock Brokers, is announced.
FROM WEST VIRGINIA.
Capture of Rebel Spies-Skirmish
witb jnsby.
Nbw York, March 11.
Herald's West Virginia correspondent
says: A scouting party went within fif
teen miles of Mount Jackson without
coming in contact with any heavy rebel
forces. Gen. Averill had captured two
rebel spies, both from Baltimore, who
have been sent to Wheeling for trial.
Skirmish reported with Mosby at
Snickerville, Loudon county, in which
our forces lost several men of the 21st
New York cavalry.
The Chesapeake Pirates.
'- Portland, Mb., March 10.
The commander of the steam cutter
Mocali has received orders not to pro
ceed to St. John for the Chesapeake pi-rats.
General Siffcl.
Wuerlino, March 10.
Maior General Sigel arrived here this
morning. He has assumed command of
the Department of West Virginia. His
headquarters are at Cumberland, Md.
Interest on Public Stock.
... . Albamt, March 10.
A resolution passed the Senate to-day
to pay the interest on the public stocks
of the State in paper money instead of
coin." ' - 'v
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS,
Washington, March 9.
SENATE.
In the Senate the consideration of the
repeal of the Fugitive Slave Bill was
postponed for one week.
A Committee of Conference on the dis
agreements of the Deficiency bill was ap
pointed.
The resolution calling for the papers
and evidence in the McDowell Military
Commission was rejected.
The bill to equalize the pay of soldiers
was taken up, and Mr. Davis spoke at
length In opposition to colored troops In
general.
A memorial was presented from the
agriculturists of Ohio, asking for a rev
enue tax of 81 each on dogs, especially
as they destroy in Ohio $100,000 worth
of sheep annually.
The Senate, after executive session,
adjourned. '
' HOUSE. i
A resolution was' passed directing the
Committee on Ways and Means to In
quire into the expediency of so changing
the Revenue Law as not to exempt uov-
ernment bonds from State municipal
taxation.
A resolution of thanks jointly to Gens.
Rosecrans and Thomas, for services at
the battle of Chattanooga, was passed,
A bill was passed to establish a Bu
reau of Military Justice, a Brigadier
General and two assistants with the
rank of Colonel, to compose the bureau.
A bill was also passed regnlating the
dismissal of officers from the army and
navy. ..
Mr. Deming, of Connecticut, reported
a bill from the Committee on Military
Affairs, declaring the Camden and At
lantic, and the Raritan and Delaware
Bay railroads, public highways, and ac
cording them privileges of transport
ing mails, troops, munitions of war,
bonded goods, passengers, and open to
all the privileges of commerce generally.
The Appropriation bills were taken
np and discussed, without action, until
the adjournment.
Washington, March 10.
SENATE.
Mr. Sumner presented a bill providing
that the Emancipation Proclamation
issued by the President, Jan. 1, 1863, be
adopted aud enacted as a statute of the
United States. The Senate then con
sidered the Gold Bill, which was dis
cussed briefly, and then postponed until
to-day. The Senate then proceeded to
the consideration of the bill to eqnalize
the pay of colored troops, when Mr.
Pomeroy took occasion to speak at
length with reference to his recent Pres
idential circular, and the principles of
the great party he is building up. The
Senate heard him at great length, and
then passed the bill 31 ayes, 6 noes.
The Lake Superior Railroad Bill was
then taken up and passed, and the Sen
ate adjourned. .
' . house. ......
A bill was introduced for appropria
tions for harbors on the Northern Lakes
and Western rivers. A bill was also in
troduced to abolish the Court of Claims.
A bill was passed giving to the twelve
revolutionary pensioners still living, one
hundred dollars in addition ; also, ' to
place John Burns, the hero of Gettys
burg, on tne pension rous. a bill was
reported for the construction of a shin.
canal to unite the Mississippi River
with the Great Northern Lakes. After
discussion, the bill was postponed uutil
a ween rrom Monday next. The Appro,
prlation Bill was taken np, and alter
certain minor amendments, reported
back to the House, but definite action
was not taken on it. The House then
adjourned.
v abrinqtov, March 11.
SKNATB.
The cold bill came up. Mr. Kendrick'i
modified his amendmeut of yesterday an
as to provide that the Secretary of the
Treasury is aumorizeu io uisptM of any
gold not necessary for the payment for
war materials aim supplies, or for the
debts of the United States then due, pro.
vided that the amount paid shall be re
ceived at Its value In New York city s
compared with legal tender notes. Mr
Kendrick addressed the henate and a
considerable discussion between him and
Sherman oocurred. Messrs. rowcll fld
Johnson took part In the debate.
The House gold bill was passed, aa
amended by Mr. Sherman, and with i
further amendment by Mr. liooiittle, re.
striding the anticipation of the payment
of the interest kon the public debt to t
period of one year, by yeas, au, nays 8.
The Senate then resolved when It ad.
journed to adjourn until Monday.
HOUSE.
The Senate bills for tho admission of
Nevada and Colorado Into the Union as
States, will be considered on the 17th
Inst., which day is set aside ror territo
rial business.
Mr. Blalrof Missouri rising to a ques
tion of privilege, asked leave to snbmit
testimony which was in Ken aiier tne lim
itation of the time for that purpose, and
which affected the seat now occupied by
him.
Mr. Knox, tho contestant, arose and
remonstrated against this, and said that
the testimony should not be received,
as it was taken without the formality
of law.
Mr. Dawes, chairman of the commit
tee on elections, explained that this tw-
timony was offered to-day to the com
mittee, who nad conciuuea w snomit
the matter to the House.
Washington, March 14.
SENATE.
The Senate passed the House bill re
lating to Chaplains. The bill provides
that Chaplains shall not suffer diminu
tion or loss of pay or allowance when
absent on account of sickness, disability
or when held as prisoners, and granting
pensions to Chaplains for total disabil
ity, of $20 per month, nnd applying its
provisions also to the widows, mothers
and sisters of Chaplains who have died
since March 4, 1861.
HOI BE.
Mr. McBride introduced a bill grant
ing lands to aid in the construction oft
railroad from Salt Lake City to the
head waters of the Oregon, and seenre
the same for military and postal pur
poses. This, together with other pro
positions relating to the Pacific Railroad,
were referred to the Select Committee o
the subject.
Mr. Arnold introduced a bill provi
ding for a permanent peace, by remov
ing the cause of the war. It provides
that, from and after the passage of tk
bill, slavery shall be abolished from all
the States and Territories where it ex
ists. Referreed to the Committee on tbe
Judiciary. .
Mr. Ashley Introduced a bill extend
ing the time in which the States and
Territories may avail themselves of the
act donating public lands for the estab
lishment oi agricultural colleges, m-i
ferred to the Committee of Public
Lands. . i
The House agreed to the report of the
conference committee on the deficiency
bill. I
On motion of Mr. Smlthers, It was re
solved that the committee on the naval
affairs In determining the location of i
naval depot Inquire into the propriety of
fixing the site on the Delaware, atot
near the town of Newcastle.
Washington, March 15.
HOU8R.
The House took up the Senate bill
providing that the franking privilege of
the President and Vice President shall
extend to and cover all mail matter sent
to or from them.
- Mr. Casson, of Iowa, suggested that
further consideration be given the sub
ject that the mails should not again be
thrown open for the sending to those of
ficers postage free, and says application
for office and papers of no use or impor
tance to them.
Mr. Morton, of III., said there should
be one rule for all having the franking
privilege, and hence the President and
Vice President should be placed on the
same basis as Congressmen. The bill
then passed.
It was asserted In debate, yesterday,
that neither the President nor the Secre
tary of the Treasury has recommended
that authority be given to sell the sur
plus gold. This is a mistake. It
known that the Secretary has not only
asked for it in letters to the finance
committees, but has urged the passaS
of a bill for that purpose on individual
members of Congress.
Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, from trw
committee on ways and means, reported
a bill to establish an Assay office at Ne
vada Territory, and also one at Portland,
Oregon. Referred. ,
Mr. Dawes, of Massachusetts, reported
a resolution from the committee one ec
tions to pay J. S. Sleeper f750 for time
spent and expenses incurred in contest
ing the seat of Mr.; Rice, from that
8tAdcbate ensued, Involving the i merit
of the election, which has already db
decided by the House.
Mr. Ambrose uarK, oi . i
Committee on Printing reported in
vor of printing 60,000 copies of the re
port of Gen. Rosecrans. The resolution
was also adopted to print 10,000 copl
of Gen. Mead's report of the battle oi
Gettysburg. , . .
The House then resumed the consid
eration of the gold bill. .
Mr. Griswold, of N. Y., advocated M
passage of the bill. A remark of W
called up Mr.Boutwell, of Mass., who
caused a letter from the Secretary of tne
Treasury to be read, In which he say
that on the 19th February " 5
.l. smtnlttp nn Wavs an"
letter io me - .
Means asking for autnomy w
and he had not changed his opinion M
to the desirableness of euch a a8
Mr Hnbbard, of the Committee adw
cated'and Mr. Brownell of Pennsylvania
opposed the btiL"
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