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A. A. EiltlX, rOITOIt. IRASBinCIl. FRIDAY. JAM'ARV 15, 1SC4. Promoted. We are happy to learn tint Arnasa Bartlett, late Captain of Co. E, 9ih rt giment, lias been promoted to Major of that regiment, in tho place of Mj. Jarvis, who was killed at en-hern few week since. We Hre glad to luar cf "AroV ueces?. He made a popular captain, and will doubtless prove equally an acceptable in his new position. The Captain used to write a first rate letter (once in A Ereat while.) e should like to see what the Major could do in that line. Liquor Skizkd. On Wednesday Just deputy Sheriff 15ean, upon the com plaint of some of our citizens mudo a raid upon the grocery of Juhn Lawrence of this village, and took therefrom pome IflO nnllonn of linilor and carried it to B the jail. Good for Iraslnirgli. One more turn of tho screw would he be tier. A palace should have no moro right than a hovel. The number cf clerks and other offi cials in the various departments at Wash ington is thus given in round numbers : State department 50, treasury 1200, in terior 450, war 500, navy 100, post i like 120, agricultural department .'!0. commis sioner ol public buildings, offiee, 40, Sen ate 100, House 120, police 150, white house, courts, kc, 100. Add to these 8000 men employed by llio quartermas ter's department in this city, and at least 3000 mere at the navy yard, arsenal, and on the works of the capitol and other public buildings, and one can form f me idea of the army of occupation paid by Uncla Satn. Death of Husky K. Miner. We are pained to announce the death of n young man and talented friend, Henry E. Miner, son of Hon. A. L. Miner, of Manchester. Mr. Miner departed this Jifo at Washington on the 30lh ull., al .wge of 2o jeurt, after a long and severe illness. At the time of his death he held an important clerkship iu the Pension of fice. Mr. Miner was a young man of fine talents and kindeft disposition. Gradu ating at Middlebmy College in 1857, with an honorable standing in his cla?s, he studied the profession of the law and in the fallcf 1858, before he attained l is majority, was elected Assistant Secretary of the Senate, to which (Aloe he was re elected in 1859-CO. It was our fortune to enjoy his intimate acquaintance al Monlpelier durirg his term of ffice.ai.d we invariably found him, f lfieially or personally, a high toned genilemun of the purest character. In 18G2 he was elec ted States Attorney of Bennington Coun ty by over C000 majority, but ?oon after accepted a clerkship at Washington. A touching obituary of him in tho Wash ington Republican truthfully says : "Of fice life in the Department was not suit ed to his nervous temperament und frail constitution. It is not invidious to say, that no young man in his native State had a brighter future before him j none would be more widely and deiply lamen ted in his death." Carei.F.88. The Free Prett says thul in Richmond one day last week, three little girls were at play near tho Post Office, when a boy accidentally discharg ed a loaded shot gun not more lhan two or three rods from the girls. A shot struck one of the girls on the forehead and glanced off. Although the wound bled profusely m permanent injury is an ticipated1. Several shot passed through the dress of the boy's sister. Ridixu o.v a Rail. Oramel nnd George Kendall plead guilty of an as sault and battery upon the person of a woman, by riding her upon a rail, in Sharon, at the recent term of the Wind sor Co. Court, and in consideration of their having enlisted in the army were fined only $25 nnd costs. Death ot a Well Known Medi cal Man. James M. Henry of Water bury, died on the 28th of December, at tba age of 54 years. He was known nil through Vermont and adjoining states as an extensive druggist, nnd dealer in pat ent medicines, and had twice represented his town in the Legislature. Bia Steer. Braley Gorham of Put ney has a two year old Durham steer that girts seven feet, and weighs 1C00 pounds. His color is speckled, red and white. He Las been worked nr.d is han dy. If any one has a steer of like di mensions wa should like to be informed thereof. MOTHEES, TRT IT 1 If you with to find m medicine peculiarly adapted to cure the Snuffles, Wheeling, or bad colds in your children, which are to apt to bring on the croup, try Dr. Hall's Bal sam, safe and certain remedy for these complaints It it also pleasant to the last. Letter from a Craftsbury Boy. The following letter from Frank V. Wilson, a son of Wm. Wilson of Crufis bury, and now in the 2Cih Massachusetts regiment, will doubtless be reud with in terest by all. Ed. Nkw IrsF.niA,' La.. Dec. 2, 1803. Dkak Fathku and Mother. Af ter a long silence on the part of both of us, I have set down to write you a let ter to let you know I am still alive and well. It has now been r. long time since I have had a letter from Vermont, al though I get letters from my wife by nearly every mail. Doubtless you have occasionally heard of our whereabouts through the papers, but the papers do not id ways make correct statements. When we first left New Orleans I expected our destination was Tvxas, hut we are not there yet, nor are we. likely to bo ful some time to come. We inarched as far as Opelousas, about forty miles above here, stayed there about two weeks and then took the back track towards lira slier city. We have had no drilling ol any account, although lliere were rebel in front of us during the. entire line ol the, march from I'rashear, a distance o about 175 miles. And here let me speak of the olject of this expedition. Gen Hanks after the fall of l'nrt Ilud-on de termined to send an expedition to Texas. The coast line of the entire statu wa held by the rebels, and therefore it might be somewhat difficult to land troops ut any point. Hi; tuerelore sent tins expe dition up tho Teche country in order In draw a part of the rebel force from Tex as into Louisiana while he was landin; his troops on the Texas const. The plan proved a perfect success in every respi ct and now an army of veteran troops un der the leadership of the bravo Massa chusetts general have got n firm foothold in the state, which will not be given u until she is once ag.iin under the protec tion of the slany d ig. Hundreds ami hundreds flock to the standard of Hanks and the Union. He u gelling nil the men he wants in Texas, and they nr men. too, w!,o will linht, lor tliey Know tho terrors of rebel rulo in their state. You have often asked nie what I think of this war. Will it ever end ? Whai do I think of the war? I think it is one of the greatest rt volutions tho world ev er saw. It is tho solving tf the great question of self-government. It will break the chains that bind down four millions of human beings and permit them to breathe the genial air of freedom. It will make our country hereafter, a heretofore, a home for the down trodden and oppressed of the old world, but above ull else ic will rid us of that foul system of bondage which is a blot on the fame of any nation. I have never had any doubts about the final result of the war. I do not tee hut onn wav or it to end. anil tlmt is in a , ... c ,, , ., , comnle e restoration of tho dmuitv und r ,,., 7, tj power ot the government. It is true . ., . ., , c v . , i ihat it is costing thousands of lives nnd millions of money, but that is nothing compared with the value of our free in stitutions. I have thus tried to let you know what I think of the war. I am now going to give ou :ny opinion of northern copper heads. 1 have seen traitors here in the south; havo conversed with men here whose entire sympathy was wilh the cause of the south, but I have far more respect for these men than I havo for thai class of men at home who are doing all in their power to embarrass the govern ment in this its hi ur of peril. Such men desiive the everlasting hatred of all mankind. I would like to see every one of them draflid and placed in the front ranks of the Union army and he nude to light. But let them slide. Yalhimiigimni and his whole clique, nnd all tlie com bined traitors nnd rebels of the south will never succeed in their wicked schemes to overthrow the government. Di e. 3. I did r.ot have time to finish my letter yesterday, so I will wind it up this mor ning. I will say a word about the wea ther in this distant part of the country. Within tho last fortnight we have had some pretty cold days and nights. Wa ter has frozen to the thickness of nn inch and we have had some pretty hard frosts. I suppose you think the wealher is waim ull ihe time here, but it is not so. I have felt the cold here as much as I ever did in Massachusetts; it is true the cold snaps here do nut lust but a day or two and the sun comes out as warm nnd bright as cver, but we feel the cold when it does . come. W e have plenty ot warm cloth ing and good warm blankets. My heabh was never better than now ; I mu quite fleshy, my weight being 150 lbs. Our term of service is fast passing away, and if I live to see next October I shall be on my way to good old Massachusetts ar.d Vermont, where I hope to meet many near and dear friends. From your son and ob't soldier boy, Fuank. The St. Louis Union places the name of Abraham Lincoln at the head of its columns for the next presidency. State News, Di.si r.rcTivE Finn Loss of Life. It aijain becomes our painful duty to record a destructive fire in our beautiful village, attended with the death of two of ouryoung men, both estimable citizens and members of the Fire Department. On Wednesday night between eleven and twelve o'clock fire was discovered in the Melodeon Factory, owned and occu pied by Jacob Estey, fur the nianufac- turo of his celebrated Melodeons, nnd()lir eillerprjsin c;,jzeiisi this Factory was other musical instruments. 1 lie watcli - man discovering the lire, instead ot at - tempting to extinguish tho flames, com menced sounding the alarm with the steam whistle attached to the Factory. The night was extremely cold, and our inhabitants were generally wrapped in , i. . : i i i ... , . i .. is . i.i! outing uei-o nejii uruieu infill unit ua by a furnace and steam it was as dry a. a tinder box. Added to this, it was lill i d from cellar to attic with the most corn- huE'.ible materials. The lire commenced in the centro of the building close to the, furnace. Under these, circumstances nothing effectual could be done !o save the building or any of its valuable con tents. Every room was soon filled with ll.imes und smoke, and in mi incredibly short space of lime tho entire structure .nr.. cany siumoers, ence rne ..re nan an cver of t,. madtj great progress before any effortl ... , . , ... . , , i village even more than those ol Mr. could be initiated to extinguisl.it. The!,, . , , . .. , , , , . . . h-tey demand that it should bo uunio- Iniilding was lour stories in height, and',. , . ., , , ,, . l i diately rebuilt, and we should strive to was nothing but a mass of ruins. Tliejlro-e up the Boxer and Ethan Allen, And they will move early. They know lire department was early on hand nndj which were promptly on hand, so that 1 the importance of taking tho initiative, succeeded in saving the wood and lumber j they could not pump wafer, and the en Luil they have- the advantage of a mild on the adjoining grounds, and Eleazer. gine house, a frail wooden structure, and winter anil an earlier spring for prepar Faniswoi th's dwelling-bouse close by, 'the locomotive ''Champlain" were tn-jatior.s, and lliey also know that the clian which escaped with u thorough scorch-jlirely consumed. The fire is supposed :ces are that we shall be so slow nnd de iug. !to have taken from the overheated pipi-j liberate in our preparations that they cm During the progress of the fire, in the efforts to save Mr. Earn s worth's house the attention of the Hook k Ladder Co.' Wf.s directed to the barn situated between 'l"ie engines had hardly been thawed Richmond and Virginia, but they will do (hu Factory and Mr. Farnsworth's house, ,JUt when ntll A.M. another alarm ' it rather than risk failure in Georgia and and belonging to the latter. So much ol! sounded, and the roof of the brick barn Tennessee by attempting to hold both. this structure as could ho was pulledLf George Peterson on King street waThe rewo.al of their government works down, and water was thrown on the burn- found to be on fire. The department from Richmond to Columbia, S. C, is in ing fragments to deaden (he fire. Whili-Lp,,t.,iiJy reached the spot, but owing to anticipation of the necessity for abandon this was being done a part of the east ,ltJ i;miU.,i supply of water it was dilli j ing Virginia, nt least temporarily.--wall and other portions of he Factory !,.u!t lo make mUL.i, headway against the There are other indications pointing in fell outwards, striking Wm. E. Nichols, j(Iames. yej afterweil was sucked dry, I the same direction, and showing a deter Assistant Engineer on the back of hi.-! lylu,n .j ,,asc l0 no mination to concentrate all their avails- head, breaking his skull near the b8se.!p.,rk (oun(n!a fnm which, throudi C00 u' for an attack upon Gen. Grant's his back nod one log, and, us is supposed,! killing him instantly. Grenville P. Kit trtdge, engineer of No. 3 Engine Co., v.as- truck ut the earne time by a timber fall - ing across his bowels, breuking the neck of the thigh bone and inflicting serious internal injuries. He died Thursday af- r , ... i. lernoon. or in u uiuur persons were wounded. Mr. Kiltredge made un out cry upon being wounded, and he was re moved immediately to his boarding house, where be received tha best medical cure and attention, but Mr. Nichols was noi missel owing to the excitement of thei Li,r un.l l,; Ink ivns noiclUeovn until eight o'clock Thursday morning. There can be no doubt that his death wa nsiai.iaiieuus. lie i5 one ui me :jui estimable and worthy citizens of llratlh;- J horo. For several years he had been a leadin? member of the Enisconal Church 8 ;,. :I.U vit!n.e. rmil for Ihe !:ist four the beloved .Master of Columbian Lod-e' F. k A. M. His age was about thirty four years. He leaves a widow and four young children. Mr. Kittredge came to this town from Greenfield, Mass., a few vention Be v. Messrs. II. L. Stnrks, D. years since, and was in the employ o! Stalks, E. Goss, I. G. Bidweil and A. Pratt Wright & Co., ns cutter. He wits C. I!os, together with such others as a worthy and exemplary young man, and 1 they may invite to attend, was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Ai rangements have been muds with He leaves no family. His age was about1 HuiUnd k Burlington, Ii-r,--se!aer k Sa thirly years. Both these men received nitoga, ami Sarotogu k Whitehall rail their death wounds while in the act ive roads, to carry all persons attending the discharge of their oHieial duties. Their Convention for fare one way. death in a manner and under circum-ian j As the subject which will occupy the ees so di-tressine, has cast a deep gloom attention of the Convention is one ol over this whole community. The be-: considerable interest to (he Toy nm! reaved family of Mr. Nichols will receive1 Vermont Confrenee, a very full attend the hearty sympathk-s of every one ol 1 enco is expected. lluriir.tIon Tinus. the numerous brethren, friend-and neigh-j q,.ot v of ClUTTKXnr.N County. hors who so deeply mourn their loss in Tll0 ql)0,3 0f Chittenden County was this sadly alllietive bereavement. 'fi;u,j vtday, Charlotte having re- By this ilisa-trous fire, Mr. Jacob Es-! . , , . ,, . . r . J . ! ported her full quota. .Several of the tey has for the second time lo.it a consid-l , , . , . , . J . (owns of the county, nmong which is Table portion of the properly he h;,d ,. , , , , , J ... .Burlington, have far exceeded the nuin- accumulated by his industry, enterpns ' , , mi t -n , i J " ' : her required. This surplus will he civd- and sagacity. His loss on the machinery I , , , r 1 .i i c , ,, . . , J ited on the deficiency under the draft, and building is estimated at $9,000, andi.-,. ... , . , , . . j I his work has been done rapidly nnd on stock, tools nnd instruments, 1 8,000 1 ,, , .... , ,. , well under great misgivings and dis.id- -making in all $27,000, on w hich there I ya,Ua Th(, Superintendents 0r Be-wa-an insurance to the amount of S25-I,rui(n?i Mefir,. n,ne,lirt nnd Cran,t 00 in the Vermont Mutual. His books I ,,ave Wn )0rou,,ly alive to their duty accounts and valuable papers were saved rrom ,e sftrtj aboring incessantly in in a legible condition, as the safe contain- aill;ng , splectm,n in raising their ing them was removed before falling intoLJotas jn ,., rrcru;lin;; district Cnpt. t.ie cellar. Page has beon of great as si-tance The basement was oriMirdnl liv Smith'.. . c . j ... i n . r .,, ., , C '"""' -'""J k Collin ns a planing mill, k". Snnnp1,!,. ii,.j., j ,u -i.Im f. u. ....,, t.M.iins u, ,ii,7 ..ML.,,,, iu, ii..- iraiinrsi r.l " i- . mt oi ineir uiacninery was siveu. llie.r loss will amount lo S500, on which there is no insurance. L. K. Fuller occupied a room on the."f Halifax, got sick of living, Christmas first floor for a machine shop. His raa-jlyt and so killed himself by taking chinery, tools, stock, ic, were all de-'aUll:'nura, in sufficient quantities to cause strojed. Loss estimated from $2000 toj'1'8 dt'tl' in five hours thereafter. He $25o0; no insurance. w" n K''d patron of tho whiskey bottle, A. G. Nourse loses, about $500 worth MlJ had 'three sheets in tho wind' of lumber stored in the cellar, on which,"16 da? before. He was about thirty- there was no insurance. His lumber the yard adjoining was saved. Aside from the distressing loss of life and of individual property ihe'destrue- tkm of this establishment is a serious lossj to the village. In the Melodeon Fucto ry thirty hands were employed, and more lhan two-thirds that number of families were dependent upon the avails of their labor for support. It is not too much to say that no other single establishment has C0Iltributed so materially to the prosper ity of our village during the last few years as the one now burned. In the great fire of Sept. 4th, 1857, Mr. Estey V Melodeon establishment was wholly de- troyed, but through the aid of some of imm0(li,ltt,ljr m,cte(, c) ;l3 ruinfl. Mr, ;Ks y lm9 more ,han ju,tified the conli- dence then placed in him. We trust that capitalists will again come forward with a helping hand that the Melodeon Fac tory may arise Plnenix like from its ashes, more commodious and prosperous retain the services an 1 enterprise of oer respecled fellow townsman. Plicenix. Two Fires. Our Fire Department were put to their trumps Thursday by being "ailed out to two fires The (list in cr, .'.bout enured early in the morn- If past three o'clock, at j whieli time the engine house of the Ver mont Central, nt the Lake, was discov- ered inflames. The intense cold (the i thermometer indicating 1G below zero) of a stove :n the building in which a lire 1,1 been kindled by the watchman about 2 A. M. Loss from SI, 500 to S2.U00. f(M;, f h0. it foon brought the devour- eiemL.n( under ; the Ethan Allen al ! u, Mm0 ,im(; e.n.,!vin, ,e W,.U of0. J.oaused great excitement among them , .,.. . rn .., ;.. mi,nls were entirely destroyed, save the brick walls. Mr. Peterson's loss is $100, with no insurance. 1 lie origin ot tne lire is UI)i10wn I)urUnnton Times. Convention qv Methodists. A meeting of the payors and laymen of the Melliodist Kpisc.pai Lliurcn in n estern Vermont will be ledd in the First M. E. Church, in this village on Wednesday, January 13. Its ol ject is to consider the action of the last General Confer ence in changing the t uundaries i.f the Troy and Vermont Conference, ami also to take action with regard to these bound- a' ies, preparatory to tne nppicncning inn ot tlie 'jenerut l onirence in muj ven-Jnexl. Thii conveiilioii.it is understood. is called by It' v. Dr. Withers poon of Brandon. The Preacher.-' Meeting ot Troy has appointed as delegates to rep resent the Troy Conference in this Con- ness and energy. Burlington Times Sick op Livino. Sylvester J. Dix, iu!five years 0,(1 nd leaves a wife but no children. Rev. Maxy B. Newell of Wonnsock e has purchased a farm of 180 acres at West Brattleboro, V. Price $4500, Probabilities of the Spring Cam paign. If the government knew the rebel pro gram for the spring campaign, there wo'J be little doubt as to the defeat of their armies and tho closing up of tho war at an early date. With the projected move ments of the enemy before us, our troops could be massed where they are needed, and we could make suro of always meet ing tho er.emy wilh equal or superior numbers. It is to be hoped that the ex ecutive branch of the government will not bo so pre-occupied with politics, nor our commanders so self-confident, that the enemy will no: be closely watched und his plans discovered in time to checkmate them. Otherwise we may have the hu miliation of seeing our lines crowded back again, and the final victory defer red. It is obvious that the great effort of the rebels will be to defeat and drive back Gen. Grant. This is essential to them. If they cannot prevent his remaining firmly fixed at Chaltanoog:i, nnd making that a base of operations against Atlanta, and afterwards against Savannah and Charleston, they may ns well givo up without any more lighting. But they are not ready lor that yet, and it is reasonn- lib) to expect that they will mass their armies in the central department, and make it their first and great effort to re cover the ground they hr.vo lost there. sin prise and take us at disadvantage by i.n early spring campaign. The rebels do not intend io abandon llrm.v- 'I he rebel troops in Arkansas are reported to have received orders that They may have been ordered to cross the Mississippi and make their way to Geor gia ; and the advance upon Little Bock is in that case u mere feint to conceal their real purpose. So also the reported inarch of Magruder's forces in Texas to attack our troops along the coast of that state is quite likely to cover a design to move through northern Louisiana and cross into Mississippi for the same desti nation. The raid of Forrest and Chai nlets into western Kentucky and Tennes see may also cover a similar movement of the troops in that slate. And the aI vanee of a reb d force down the Shenan doah val'ey probably conceals the move ment of a nart ol Lee's lirinv to reinforce r , .,,. .i,;,.i, ,., , i tWI'SSHl..., . (. ...... .-o .....v... ..j,,......., . be going on. A Richmond correspond ent ol the Mobile Advertiser states that the confi derate cabinet were lately in se cret consultation for several days, and al though their decision is not made known, he says : "I trust ere this letter reaches its des tination, the people of the gulf states will receive tidings that the whole power of the government is to be wielded in their behalf, nnd that its whole energy is to be concentrated against the invader. Al ready we hear of troops pas-irg through Atlanta, and we have Bragg's official an nouncement of the retreat of the enemy hack lo his fortress at Chattanooga, ll Weather, roads, and a badly poni.-hed ar my compel him to delay bis advance till the spring, h'- will then find an obstacle in his path which will make him trem ble." The tenacity with which Longslreet holds his position in Ivi.-t Tennessee is -ign. (leant, and the intimations that he will attempt a winter campaign against Ivnoxville are not wholly incredible. Possession of that point is worth every thing to the rebels. If they can gain it before Gen. Grant begins his spring cam paign, nnd can plant a considerable force there, they may break up all his plans and make Chattanooga untenable; fur G en. Grant could hardly remain there with the enemy virtually in possession of his immense base line of three hundred miles. This is an advantage that would repay a p,reat struggle and n great sac rifice to tho enemy, nnd Gen. Lee can now safely send half his Virginia army lo Long-tieet, provided a winter cam paign is possible in ha-t lennessee. Indeed, if their transportation is suffi cient, they may hope to make a quick md successful winter campaign, or an arly spring campaign against Knoxville, compel the evacuation of Chattanooga, and return Lee s forces to Virginia again before the army of the Potomac could make any movement. Our adherence to nn impossible route to Richmond enables the enemy to count out the army of the Potomac altogether tor three months. Such is the apparent military situation, and such the last chance of the enemv. which they are evidently intending to try. If they are to be detested in it, we must be ready to open the spring campaign early, to take the initiative and to keep it. To allow them to make the hist move, and to make it with success, is to risk the whole game for another season, and to add another year to the war. Sprintfed Republican. War News. New York, Jan. 9. The Herald has the following : Cumberland, MJ 8th. The garrison at Petersburg, Va., was surrounded to day. Fitz Hugh Lee nnd Kosseau are moving between New Creek and Peters burg. The enemy drove our forces out of Burlington to-day. This place is threatened and much excitement prevails. It seems probable that we will be attack' cd here to-morrow morning. The pas senger trains on the railroad have been stopped, other trains nevertheless are running. The enemy yesterday captur ed a train of thirty-six wagons. The enemy are reported to be moving in three columns. Imboden has been attacked at Winchester and driven back. So fur everything is in our favor. The Times has a long letter giviug the details of the expedition of the negro brigade into North Carolina, by which luge, numbers of slaves were brought in, guerrillas routed, Mid houses, barns, kc. 1.mimi..1 On ita wnv lmek tliev were several times attacked by guersillas in ambush, but the guerrillas were routed . . onin' every time, lietween z,uui to o,vvv, . slaves were released from bondage, 0!,Ci'ris!m! for lh benefit of the , , ,. . , I' Will' Widows." whom 2k)0 were brought in ; also, ox. horse and mule teams, and from 50 to 75 ! Queen Victoria lately stood godmotli saddle horses. The guerrillas lost four-ler to a i.igger bnby which was named teen killed nnd wounded. Ten dwelling nfter her, nnd presented it with a gold houses and many thousands of bushels of cup and a silver knife, fork and spoon, corn were burned, and 100 rifles, infant- National banks now organized 187, ry equipments, kc, fell into our hands. ' cnpitnl thirty two millions. The brigade lost 12 killed and woun led and one prisoner. Fourteen rebel prig oners and four hostages were brought in. About 100 ir. en were enlisted, a large proportion of the able bodied men having previously escaped. The Herald's Army cf the Potomac dispatch says veterans are rc-en!i;iing with enthusiasm. Thousands who havej no expectation of going home on furlough, have signified their intention io re-enter the service vthen their present term ex pires. A detachment of rebel cavalry drove in our pickets nt Flint Hill, near Fail fax Court House, n night or two since, but were driven bnck after thirty or forty shots were fired. Some twenty-five rebel prisoners and deserters wero sent to Washington to day. The prisoners confirm what has Ir.-en heretofore said as to the effect of the amnesty proclamation. The ice has rendered Johnson's Islunil no longer nn Island, and fenrs hate been enteitained of a new attempt on the part of the rebel officers at that point to effect their escape. To meet any movement of this kind, a large force has been for warded to that point. EAl:l.lsJ RAID A FAII.U11K. General K-lly nlso states that the gre:.t raid undertaken by Gen. Early, in retaliation for our late movement in this department, has thus far resulted in a complete failure and fizzle. One empty wagon train of Col. Thorburn's, return ing from Petersburg, was captured by a portion of the enemy's forces. Wilh this exception, they have not thus fur been able to inflict upon us any injury. Many deserters are coming in, and our cavalry are picking up many stragglers. The railroad is safe, and trains nre running regularly. why r.AitLY didn't succei:d. A special from Cumberland tho 9;h, states that the t lliciul rebel doc imeiil containing plans of the proposed raid by Early, has been captured, from which ii appears it was their intention lo cut the railroad at Martinsbuig and rnp'ure our troops between there and New Creek, but Jvirly finding that Averil! was at Marimsburg, gave that expedition up and sent u force against Petersburg, which ulso proved n failure. A force was also to capture Cumberland, but that also failed. Very important information has also been obtained through deserters and oth ers relative to the rebel commands and tho avowed intentions of high rebel offi cers. EXI.ISTMF.NT5 AMONG FEDERAL TROOPS. New Oilcans advices of the 3d say that information has reached there fn.m three or four different directions that all the rebel troops which have been opera ling in western Lousiann, on the banks of the Mississippi, and in fact the whole force of the enemy, are guthering in cen tral Texas and uniting to form one large army to attack our new acquisitions on the coast of Texas. They will number at least 20.000. The most ample prep arations have been made to meet this lorce as well as possible with the number of troops in the gulf department. There will soon be news of great interest from Texas. The 19th army corps still remains at New Iberia. Nearly every regiment has re-enlisted as veterans. The agent of the State of Connecticut is acNew Ibe- ria paying every man who rs-enlidt!"1!1,.,; oj, a 7 1-3 c per lb. on Ut. S300. The 12th Connecticut ''g16"'!;;;'!;"!,. has re-enlisteu en masse. The rebels propose to exchange Brig. Gen. Neal Dow for the 13 pianos he sent borne from the South. Items. In Montreal a couple of ardent sym pathizers with each of the contending parties of the American war, have wa gered $2500 that Grant would never take Atlanta, $2500 that Charleston would not fall, $500 that Richmond would never be taken, $10,000 that ths South would never be conquered. A revolution in Ireland is rumored. Toads are $1.50 a dozen in London. A live moose has been sent from Hal ifax to the king of Italy. The 175,000 dogs in Ohio killed last year $200,000 worth of sheep. First class mechanics in government employ get $3.25 a day at New Orleans. A private theater has lately been built for the Princess of Wales and her friends. In 1830 there were 70 persons in Chi cago,and in 18G3 there were 140,000 or more. It costs nearly thirty dollars to kiss a married woman against her will in Cin- I . One hundred and fifty cords of wood were cut nnd snlit at Marion. Iowa, on "I'ury me in the sunshine," were tba lust words of Archbishop Hughes. The specie taken from New York on Saturday by English steamers amounted to $1,400,000. Quakers are in Washington trying to be let off the draft and the exemption fee. Don't let them. j Receipts for the Standard FOR TUB WKPB ENIHXO JAMl'AUV 13, 1864. ltinman Frost, Glover, 1,28 (l. I'lorriilw, " 1,25 I. . Ha w, " 1.25 D. Ii. Sl.imier, " 1,23 X. W. Scott, " 1,25 A. S.Monltrn, Frnncistown, X. II., 1,25 1 KM.anl-on, Danville, C. ., 1,25 C. Frasier, Alliuny, 1,23 li Keoliehl, Coventry, 4,05 1!. W. Case, ." 1,25 II. J. Morrill, " 1,25 II. W. Hcnrrrun, " 1,25 C. Ellis, Il.nton, 1,25 J. Ii. Masta, " 1,25 M. B. Cliafry, Derby, 1,25 S. Steele, Derby, 1,25 T. A. Cliase, Jay, 1,25 F. Ilean, Troy, 1,23 J. J. IlaJley, Craftsbury, 1,25 J. Dane, Derby, 1,25 Marictte Miles, Albany, 1,25 J Boiston Blarltot. ( Corrected Weekly from the X. K. Farmer. J W II O L E s ale r It I C E s . Viuxi:siav, J.tM'Anv G,"1SC4. FI.OI R AND MEAL. St Louis, fiirei'line, extra bramts, eboiee extra, Western, -upcr., com. extras, medium tlo. eboiee do. I've Flour, Corn Meal, GRAIN. Corn, southern yellow, per bu Western, Wheal, western, live, Oiits, , HOPS. First sort, 1S(13, ruovisioNS. licef mess western, Fasteni, I', irk clear, Mess, best, Prime, l.ard, ke.ir, per lb., iud, bid., er 11)., Hams, smoked, PRODUCE. Apples, dried, per lb., do slieed. do winter, per bbl.. 9 - r.OO a 8.25 9,00 a 11,00 0,25 n H,50 C.,h7 u 7,22 7,2-i a S.oO 8,23 a 'J,00 0,00 a 0,00 6,00 a 6,50 1,30 a 1,35 1,45 a 1,90 1,10 a 1,42 85 a B7 18 a 20 14,50 n Ifi.OO 14,00 a 1.5,30 22,(10 n 24,(10 20,00 a 21.00 14,30 a 10,00 12 1-2 h14 12 1-2 a 14 11 1-2 a 12 9 a 10 9n 10 2,50 a 3,30 Butter, per lb., Vermont, 24 ii 33 Beans, per bu., small and extra, 2 91 n ?,'Z Marrow, 2.S0 a 11,110 lllue pod. Cranberries, bushel. Cheese, Vermont & New York, Peas, per bushel, Canada, Potatoes, Jaeksons, Onions, per obi., Hfijs, SALT. Turks Island, Liverpool coarse, Hap, line, Coarse line. 2,75 n 2,90 2,00 n 2,50 14 a 15 1,10 a 1,20 Oil a ti 4,50 a 4,75 23 a iO 3,87 a 4,00 3,50 a 3,02 2,50 a 2,70 1,30 a 1,60 7 0-0 a 7 1-2 4 1-2 a 4 3-4 STARCH. Pearl, per lb., Potato, SUGAR. Havana, Museovado, 121-4 a 18 12 1-2 a 14 0-0 12 1-2 a 15 16 3-4 a 17 0-0 10 3-4 a 17 1-2 13 3-4 a 16 3-8 Porro ltico, Crushed, Powdered, Coffee crushed, TALLOW. Rendered, per lb., ltollj-'ll, WOOL. Full blood Merino, Common, Pulled, extra, Sunertine. 12 a 12 1-2 8 a 8 1-2 80 a 82 73 a 75 85 a 90 75 a 85 Remakks. But very little change in th market this week. CATTLE MARKETS. BRIGHTON, CAlIBRlDliE, AND MED FORD. Wednesday, Jahcabt 6, 1803. trices. Beeves First nnnlltv, 8,50 a 9.00. Second qnalilv, 7,23 a 8,00. Third qualitv', 6,00 a 7,00. Extra, 9,25. Western $9,50. The above prices are per 100 lbs. on the total weight of hide, tallow, and dressed beef. Working Oxen $70 a $150, or accuru...B Mdeh Ciws.. 0. "5" 0rdiMry' 820 h 25. , in.iiuuiM. Swine Store", wnuiwut, f tail, 7 1-2 8 l-2c ; hire fat boga 0 0-0 7c Till low, l-z Pelts 8'