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BY CO ALE & BARK Friclay, 3Vov. 14, 18652. Northern Elections. The success of the Democratic, or rather of the Conservative party, in the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio, has produced great excitement, and called out unusual demonstration of joy all over the North, among those disposed to peace and ap posed to Lincoln's Abolitionism. It is true. both parties profess to be in favor of a vigo rous prosecution of the war, but the success ful party contend that it should not be waged by the Federal Government upon the brutal principles heretofore adopted, but upon humane and constitutional principles. We look forward with a great deal of hope to the result of these elections, as the Conser vatives will doubtless hay* 3 a majority in Con gress, hut we at the same time fear that they may produce apathy and inertness among our own people and in our own armies. The mem bers elect, we believe, do not go into office until the 4th of March next, and hence the Abolitionists, knowing that their days are ! numbered without signal success in arms, will make a gigantic effort at subjugation.— They will be tireless in organizing and push- i ing new armies into the field, and blot us out, I if possible, before the reins of power shall fall from their hands. In this view of the case, and we fear it ifFa plausible one, it behooves us all to be more active and vigilant than ever—for those of us who can, to shoulder our muskets, and those who can afford it to open our purses and our hearts for the relief and Comfo t of the gal lant men who are fighting our battios. It U no time now for self-interest—no time for speculation and extortion. All should \>e at work for the country, and none for themselves alone. If we would all do this, the morrow j would be a brighter day for us, and Peace j would spread her broad wing o'er our borders before the coming year in born. Our exchanges teem with articles from time to time on the true policy of carrying on a war. Some, a few, seem to shrink the dangers of attacking, and would forever wait to be assailed. For there entrenchments, am buscadoes and masked batteries rise at every step, rear their horrid fronts, nnd are ready to annihilate or swallow up at a quip whole armies. Some find the saving policy in con tinued retreat, leading the enemy the while like a Jack-o'-Lantern into pitfalls and mo rasses, to their destruction. The greater number of our brethren of the press would drive bur armies, as they do their pens, al ways forward, and forward all the time. You are not to wait to get ready—"an army should always be ready"—Look at Mexico, Italy. &c., &c. You are not to consider numbers, nor sea sons, nor arms, nor ammunition—forward— en avant —is tho only policy—was the policy of Bonaparte—is all that is wanting to anni hilate our enemies and overrun their country —to establish at once our independence, and subjugate the North ! Tardiness is our bane and curse—trammels our operations, ami shuts out victory and independence. ' Sure and-Slow" is not mestntfor wars. For them, dispatch is victory. So thought not Xeno phon, or Fabius, or Greene, or Washington, or Wellington. So found not Bonaparte at Moscow or Waterloo, or Charles at Puituwa, or But why multiply instances where defeat followed or accompanied despatch, or where it waited on tardiness or immobility ! They might be multiplied to infinity. They all teach but this—that despatch or delay, tardi ness, or celerity, or inertion, are in themselves as nothing—so subordinate to other conside rations, that the man alike, who always ad vances, or always stands still, or always re cedes, must always be beaten! We conclude, then, that circumstances should always determine policy. Circum stances, the iron despot of sublinary destinies, which whosoever shall disregard—shall not cousult—shall not bow to—he shall surely be crushed under as under the inesorabb wheel of Juggernaut. Such is our view of "the po licy of carrying on the war." Well Done Johnson We learn from good authority, that a Vo lunteer Company was organized in Johnson county, Tent)., last week, and two other Com panies were in process of organization, with promise of success. A little sober reflection will bring all the people of that county right after all. They have had bad advisers, and they are beginning to find it out. ft§?" We have been requested to state that there will be no service in the Protestant Episcopal QJjurch at night hereafter, until further notice. Services will'be held in the mornings and afternoons of alternate Sub >aths. Severe Skirmishing. While our army was falling back from the Shenandoah Valley last week, several skir mishes occurred between Stuart's cavalry and the advanced forces of the- enemy, in which several casualties occurred in Capt. Litchfield's Company from this county. We have heard of the following. David Ryburn, (son of Jas. 0. Ryburn,) mortally wounded and left in the hands of the enemy. Rufns R. Cassell, wounded in the arm and left in the hands of the enemy. Lt. G. V. Litchfield, wounded in the hand. John W. S. Saunders, wounded in the thigh. Benj. Gildersleeve, left in charge of the wounded, and of course a prisoner. Joseph Pendleton and Charles Morel! miss ing. JSgfWo recorded a terrible accident.that occurred in this vicinity, in a slip we issued last week. It was the serious, if not fatal, injury of the four sons of Mr. Francis Smith, by the explosion of a shell, The oldest of the boys is some 10 or IT, and the youngest sor 6 years old. The two oldest were the worst injured. The oldest had his right hand blown off, and his right leg had to be am putated. Besides this, his head and face and other portions of his body were badly lace rated. The second boy had* a large portion of the flesh of one leg and thigh torn from the bone, arrd a large splinter driven entirely through the thigh. The third son was but slightly injured in the neck by a piece of the shell, and the fourth was badly burned in the face and head. They are all still alive, tho' the condition of the oldest is considered pre carious. Sinea tho above was the eldest son, Andrew, died on Wednesday morning. BS3"* We understand Col. A. C. Cumrnings has declined serving as one of the Assessors of damages under the Act of the Legislature in regard to Salt. iVinth Georgia Battalion* This Battalion of Artillery, under command of Major Leydcn, left this place on* Tuesday last, for a distant field of operations. It was really an imposing sight to see the long line of guns, caissons and forges, each with six horses attached, followed by a long train of amhu lances and baggage wagons—stretching out at least a mile. Some idea of the immense expense of an army may be arrived at, when an Artillery Battalion comprising only about 200- men, requires CO bushels of corn and 1400 lbs. of hay per day for its horses. £2r° Ovn Beauregard, on the Bth inst., is sued a General Order at t Charleston, S. C, giving notice that nil NON-COMBATTANTS who are able to provide for their own remo val nnd support, should leave the city with their slaves and moveable'property as soon as convenient, indicating that warm* work may soon he expected in that quarter.. We have the fullest confidence in General Beauregnrd's ability to hold tho city against the Abolitionists. g*iir Wo learn that the last of Gen. Mar shall's forces had scarcely gotten through Pound Gap, before an Abolition force was at Pikeviile. They are perhaps still there, and will doubtless attempt a raid on this aide of the mountain. 4SF" The communication signed "Myrtil -1K" in this paper, is a little behind time, but it is neither the writer's fault nor ours that the mails are Jrregular and uncertain. It may be that Col. Dunn has changed his base since tho letter was written, as tho Abolitionists are said to be advancing up the Kanawha valley. £2f Wo have in typo a long communica tion from our old friend and correspondent Meshaoh Homer, of Bear Cove. Wise county, in which he gives speculators and extortion ers a most merciless drubbing. We are sorry it is crowded out, and will try to make room for it in our nest. It is, however, rather too long for as small a sheet as ours. For tho Virginian. M'tart. Editors:—l desire, very bripfly, to cnll the attention of theeitizons of Smyth coun ty, to the propriety of making some provision for the benefit of the wives and children of our brave soldiers, now standing between us and an enemy threatening our destruction. The most efficient way of bringing about this desirable object is, for the County Court of Smyth to levy a tax on the property of its citizens, for a suffi cient amount to give entire relief to that unfor tunate class of our community. In view of this, I would respectfully suggest that tho people hold a meeting at our next County Court, and in-truct tho Court to summons all the Justices of the county to attend at the next term of the Court, for the purpose of making a levy for the purpose, and appointing suitable men to carry the object into effect. Every patriotic citizen of tho county will see tho importance of this subject, and will sustain the Court in any levy they may make for this purpose, and I for one wiil.consent to be taxed $500, if necessary, un uallv, for said object. SEVEN MILE FORD. For the" Virginian* Messes. Emmas:—Some time since, from the banks of Gauley, I dropped you a few lines, and, without knowing anything of their fate, I have concluded to venture another scrap. For the last eight, or ten days we have been quartered at Summcrville, the county site of Nicholas county. This was once, no doubt, a nice and flourishing little village, and the coun try around indicates that peacrr, happiness and plenty once "resided here; hut, with the ap proach of the invading foe, these things have all passed away, and,in their stead,.there is now little else seen than distress, want and ruin. The village, and all the country around, wear the aspect of some disconsolate widow draped in robes of sable hue. mourning a brighter and a better day. On first entering this devoted vil lage, a strange melanchoily sensation involunta rily 'absorbed' every ether consideration, and scarcely could I refrain from weeping over its war-ridden "ruins. On either side of the street were seen the*, remains- of' smouldering ruins which only marked the place where once stood the beautiful mansion—the hotel, or house of merchandise. A beautiful brick church, hand somely situated, on a hill that overlooked the whole village, has the bjinds torn from its walls, the glasses scattered from its sashes, the bench es convertecbirdio ashes, and the very walls near ly battared down by their hammering out all a round a double'set bf loop-holes, from which they expected to shoot the approaching Rebels. Of the country, and what tkt> war has done for i it, I would speak at length, but similar things have often been detailed to you from this and other portions of the State that have been over run by the unscrupulous Yankees, and cursed with a population whose ignorance and wicked ness has lead to the destruction of their own neighbors and homes. Some of these have seen their errorand are now dcing good service in the Southern ranks; but, there are yet here, a set of poor misguided devils, who seem deter mined to live and to die in their folly. Seven or eight hundred of these are now entrenched at Bull Town, some forty-six miles from this place, j impatiently awaiting the return of their allies and brothers, tSe Yankees, and from the best information I now have, I expect ere this, their fondest, hopes i*ave been realized. Others are wandering and skulking the mountain gorges, committing all kinds of depredations, and shoot ing good Southern men from behind trees and rocks, and making their escape through the al most impenetrable forest of this wooded country. Since the above, I have conversed with a gentleman directly from Clarksburg and j Bull Town, and find that the rumors, and all that I was anticipating, is even so." The Yan kees are eight or ton thousand at Clarksburg— have already sent a strong reinforcement to their Virginia brothers.at Bull Town, and staffed the rest of their, forces down the Kanawha Valley. They have, in all, about twenty thousand troops, and swear in their wrath, that they intend to retrieve ail that Jhey have recently lost in this part of the State. This is no idle rumor; I have it directly from one who is an officer and a gen tleman, ami who has witnessed these things with his own eye*, and heard them with his own ears, and I send it to you, hoping that publishing the same will cause cur "girths,at boys from every part of the west, to come immediately to the res cue. We can hold nil this part of the State now if we iriil. The Yankees havo left us all their strong fortifications which they were fourteen months iv .building. Thoy have scared and arrayed thousands against them, who were their ncern friends while they Were here. We are also in the possession of all the means for pro secuting the wnr, and already have in the field a victorious army ready to shield and protect us until we can make it strong enough to bid de fiance to all the Yaukees in Christendom. So "Now's the day and now's the hour; See the front of battle lower; See approach Old Lincoln's power— Lincoln's chains and slavery." , Our gallant commander, Col. Dunn, is untir ing in his exertions in making preparations to meet the enemy. He keeps himself posted as to all their moves and secrets, and will make use of the first available opportunity to make some of them skedaddle. Onr other officers, too. are ooustantly on the lookout. They are scouring the conntry-with squads, every night and dny, and scarcely over return without bringing in some of tho9*misguided devils. Evening before last, while Lt. W. 0. Dunn was in pursuit of a lawless baud, headed by a notorious character by the name of Ramsey, he was waylaid by a portion of the band, and fired upon from a thick mountain gorge, who succeeded in wounding one man and one horse. The Lt. continued the pur suit through the night and a part of the noxt day, but was unable to flush the game. I name this as being the only instance in which any of their fires have taken effect, though they shoot at almost every squad that goes out, but gene rally at too great a distance to be of much effect. , " MYRTILLId. Oct. 26, 18G2. For tho Virginian. According to an act of Friendship Baptist Church, Washington counly, Va., Oct. 14th,. 1862, we submit the followiug preamble and re solutions: Whekkas, The Rev. R. R. Owens has just ta ken his leave of us, as our Pastor, in which ca pacity he has served us so ably and faithfully for three years, therefore Ist. Resolved, That we regard him as a Chris tian gentleman of deep-toned piety—one fully able to defend the truth in its purity—esteemed and much beloved by all—that he leaves behind him an imperishable name—that his good deeds and Christian deportment will be cherished in the minds aud hearts of all to whom he has min istered iv holy things, while memory performs its office. 2d. Resolved, That, whilst it is with feelings of regret ihat we yield to the wishes of our dear brother, and give him up as a Pastor, yet we feel that he is actuated in his coarse by a sense of duty, and our loss, though heavy, will be the gain of others. 3d. Resolved, That our brother carries with him, as a Christian and Minister of the Gospel, the best esteem and affection of this Church, and we feel greatly indebted to him for his able defence of tho truth among us, and we most cordially recommend him as an able Minister of God's Church, and bespeak for him » kind re ception, and trust he will receive a hearty wel come wherever in the provideace of God his lot may bo cast. 4th. Retolved, That the prayers of this Church follow our much fsteemed and beloved br.'thvr, that our Heavenly Father may iu-tain him in his calling—that his health, though fee ble, may be improved, and his life be long and useful—that peace and prosperity may attend him and his family. sth Resolved, That this Church respecfully solicit brother Owens to preach for iis whenever a convenient opportunity offers. JAS. 0. SPEER, ) V/M. B. McKEE, \ Convniiice. B. D, HAWTHORN, j For the Virginian. Tribute of Respect. At a meeting of the pupils of Abingdon Male Academy on the 12th inst. the following pream ble and resolutions were adopted: Whereas, It hath pleased an all-wise Provi dence to remove from our midst our much es teemed fellow student A.ndt Smith, Resolved, That in his untimely death we have lost a much beloved associate and our school a diligent and exemplary member. 2d, That we deeply sympathise with his bereav ed parents and friends in their sad affliction. 3d, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his parents, and the Abingdon Virginian re quested to copy. Committee.— Thos.. White, Con. Trigg. W; Roadman, H. Haller, Tyler Heiskell, William Henritze, C. C. Jenkins and David Ropo. T. PRESTON, Chmn. W. Cosbt, See'y. Salt Excitement. We were shown a letter yesterday from Dal ton, Ga., to a gentleman of this city, which stated that a number of ladies in that place had gone to the State Depot and demanded of the agent some salt. He directed them to the Commissary's office, when they repaired thither and demanded salt or blood. That officer gave thera some salt, which supplied their immediate wants. We regret the oc currence of such scenes, but not knowing all the facts, we refrain from any comments for the praisent.— Atlanta Confederacy. A somewhat similar scene, we learn, trans- ; pired at the depot of the E. T. & Va. Railroad : in this city, yesterday. A woman entered | the depot and locking around spied a pile of! sacks of salt in- one corner. With a bound j and an exclamation, "here it is I" she ripped j open one of the sacks, filled a tin bucket in a , twinkling, and then turning to the astonished President of the Road, who was standing by, ! triumphantly exclaimed, "I've got it—now touch me if you dare." It is needless to say that she was allowed to march off with her prize.— Knoxville Register. Another Trouble in Ohio. Another serious riot has occurred in Craw ford county, Ohio. The Cleveland Leader says: A regiment of soldiers, with loaded guns and fixed bayonets, and with a fearless and fighting Colonel at its head, is wanted at Bucyrus, Craw ford comity, according to the reports which we 1 receive from there. We have already noted the disturbance which prevailed in that town at the commencement of the draft, when the streets were paraded by bands of men hurrahing for Jeff Davis, and swearing that they wonld never support the Federal Government, That excite ment was quelled, and temporary quiet ensued. A few days subsequent to that disturbance, Judge Hall was arrested for having resisted the draft, and taken to Camp Mansfield. This aroused the ire of the traitors, and they swore no more ar rests should be onule. On Saturday last, the town was intensely excited. The ring-leaders denounced the Federal Government and cheered for Jeff Davis, while their followers helped to swell the chorus of infamy and treason. One man was arrested and taken to jail, when the Sheriff refused to imprison him, and he was therefore released. Treason was rampant, and it was really dangerous for any man to appear on the streets and declare himself a Republican. What the end of this day's proceedings was we did not learn, but it is evident that there is a nest of traitors in Crawford county, which must be crushed out by military or civilpowen From the Kanawha Valley. The following is the latest from the Valley, which is contained in the correspondence of the Philadelphia Press: Point Pleasant, Oct 31, 18G2; The intelligence comes in reliable that the advance up the Kanawha has proceeded ra pidly, and without any check in its progress by the enemy. Gen. Cox, with the portion of the forces immediately under him, have reach ed Charleston without any opposition, and his advance is six miles further up tho river.— The army, passing up the Valley of the Ka nawha, presented a most picturesque and stirring sight. NO REBELS THIS SIDE OF CAULEV. It has been positively ascertained that there' is no force thi3 side of Gauley, that is, any force that is connected with the main body of the enemy. They seem to be falling back on a new base of operations. It was not ex pected that they would stay long in one place wheu Floyd got command. Gen. Milroy. Gen. Milroy, who, with his portion of our forces, moved up the valley from another base of operations, somewhere in the vicinity of Parkersburg or Clarksville, was, by appoint ment, in the time table heretofore made out, to be at Gauley to-night, and by this strategic movement was to cut off the retreat of the ene my, who were, by the time table before men tioned, to be bagged somewhere between Gau ley and Charleston, but the stupid rebels have again refused to enter into any such contract, and have persistently managed to keep just outside the short harness in which our pro found strategic generals had intended to work them. Simvle and Effectual Cure for Diptlieria. After bathing the feet, wrap up warm in bed, take a teaspoonful of the tincture of lo belia, and apply a tar poultice to the throat as. worm as can be borne. It will afford .re lief in a short time. Having tried this remedy successfully in a great many cases, the Editors of the Express will oblige a lady friend, by giving it publicity through their columns.— Petersburg Erprcss. From the Lynchburg Republican. \ Western Virginia. The rumor that the Yankees were in Monte rey, in Highland, is revived. We understand that the Postmaster in Staunton wrote yesterday to the Postmaster in Charlottesville, requesting him to provide a place in that town for his Post office, as the enemy were 5,1)00 strong at Monte- rey. The Postmaster at Staunton is evidently fright ened, as we believe the most reliable informa tion to be that the Yankees are not in Monterey. We learn that officials of the government in Staunton place no reliance itt the report, and do not anucipate any immediate advance from that direction. To proyide against such a contingen cy, if it arise, we understand that a sufficient number of our troops are in a position to check the advance. The Alabama '290' pursued by anEng lish Cruiser. THREE BRITISH MEN OF WAR AFTEFt HER. The New York Times has the following paragraph,- containing some disagreeable in formation about the gallant "290 :" Upon' receiving the information that Cap tain Semmes had disregarded the certificates of a British Consul, and in the face of the British consular seal, regularly affixed to, papers establishing the British ownership of certain property captured by him, had delibe rately proceeded to burn the property with the vessel which contained it, the British Consul in this city, we are informed, immediately took steps to represent these transactions most forcibly to Admiral Milne, commanding Her Britanic Majesty's squadron in the American waters. The Admiral, upon receiving the re presentations of the Consul, forthwith order ed three British men of war in pursuit of the Alabama, with orders, a* we understand, to overhadl that vessel of wrath, and convey her to some British port, where her violations of international law may be judicially inquired into. Conduct of Chealhani's Division* No letters have been published during the war which have been more eagerly sought after than those of "Ora," the Army corres- ' pondent of the Mobile Register. In very truth, when he writes of a campaign, he might append to all his statements of inci dents and battles the old saying, "Quorim parsfui." Here is his sketch of the conduct of Cheatham's Division in the battle of Per ryville: It was about. 1 P. M., b* the day of the Bth, that Gen. Polk ordered Cheatham's divi sion, which had moved in the morning from our extreme left to the extreme night, to ad vance in tine of battle in front of the enemy and drive back his columns. Cheatham's di vision, on this occasion, consisted of only Donelson's. Stewart's and Maney's brigades; P.rest<m Smith's being absent, as also With- with Gen. Tut-by Smith. The enemy occupied a rolling ridge, or hill; immediately in front of nttt extreme right, and Col. Wharton, witfi his gallant Texan Hangers, was ordered to charge the enemy and drive them from it, which Was done id most glorious styled—Cheatham's division closely following up and taking possession of the hill. At this moment. Gen, Cheatham ordered Capt. M.Smith; Chief of Artillery; to'bring up his battery and open on the ene my, who, although falling back, was still keep ing up a galling fire. "Smith's battery," ' which was in the rear, was immediately ad vanced at a gallop, arid in no time opened a terrible enfilading fire, with shell and canis ter; at not more than two hundred and fifty yards distance. A battery of twelve pounders of the enemy replied to us, and for more thari an hour the tire was kept up without inter mission on both sides. Our troops at the' same time had steadily advanced, driving back the enemy, and were not so far in front as to become endangered by the fire of out battery. Gen.. Cheatham here rode up and ordered our battery to "cease firing," as our forces were about to charge the enemy's lines, which had been re-formed oh a succeeding ridge, onder cover of a thick woods. Some sixty yards to the rear of these woods, and on the left, there were several cornfields, lhen came the terrible charge of the barefoot ed brave Tennesseeans. Rising from the hol low and breasting the hillside, tbey rushed forward like a mighty ocean wave, sweeping the enemy's ranks like grain before the scythe. Roar after roar of musketry now echoed over the hills until it became one continuous crash. °"P after gap was made in our ranks, but which were immediately closed up like a rail ing of iron, while the green hill-sides became I dyed with human gore. Driving the enemy » steadily back from the cover of the woods, our men pushed forward to the open corn fields, where four of their batteries opened on us a terrible fire, which was responded to by our own guns, shaking tho earth with the tnunder of artillery. Through that dense cloud of battle-smoke, lighted by the lurid glare of the flames which leaped from the cannon a mouth, onward came the fearless and stalwart Tennesseeans of gallant Maney's brigade, and charging over hecatombs of the enemy 8 dead, drove the Abolition foe from a battery of eight brass pieces, Napoleon 12 pounders. Tift slaughter was frightful. -Iwo more batteries were taken, but we could not hold the third. Gen. Cheatham's division in this fieht was opposed by 30,000 men! His loss in the three br.gades which battled against and whipped this superior force, wds 1,440 killed and wounded out of 4,500 men! Maney's brigade lost over 600!— more than one half! ia v m? gal,ant C,,h John H - Savage, of the loth lennessee, who was wounded, lost 199 men out of 31G! Such fighting against such tearful odds is unparalleled in the history of warfare. That night the gallant and heroic Smith brought off the field seven of the captured Napoleon guns, destroying two caissons of ammunition, the enemy having carried off the limbers. » ♦ ♦ . The gallant Gen. John H. Morgan was born m Huntsville, Ala., in the year 1827, and ia consequently about 3o venrs of age.