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." , 6EXEBAL. ORDEUS. NO. 107.
- War Department, Adjutant General's Office, I
.'a IVaskiitnton AuvHxt 15. 1862. i
Ji. QKoersof tlia regular army will, as a general
e, receive leaves at absence to accept the rank
of Uotanel o voluuteer regiments, Dut not lowt-i
ffrade. ftoncommissioned officers and privates
will be discharged on receiving cominieiions in
vol trotter regiments.
II.'Tlimtb of allegiance will not beadministered
tanyipi im against hi own will; it must to ail
eases be a voluntary act on his part. Nor will any
sojnpss'sery parole f honor be received. But
oaths taken, and paroles given, to avoid arrest.
detention, loiprisonment, or expulsion, are volun
tarr or free acts, and cannot be regarded as com
pufsory. All persons guilty of violating such oath
orparoles will be punished according to the laws
ana neages ot war.
ill The laws of the United States and the gen
eitllawsof war. authorize, in certain cases, the
aeicunsand conversion of private property for the
nosisienco transportation, ana otner uses oi the
army ; but this must be distinguished from pillage
and the taking ot nronertv for vvllie nirroosei ii
ry different from its conversion to ornate uses
AO pr perty lawfully taken frusi the enemy, or
ttbs toe incanitant oi an enemy s country, instant
. It becomes tmblic property, anil must be used and
aaeeaated for as neb.- The &M Article of War
authorises the penalty of death for pillage or plnn-
uyrag. sou OLuer articles auiiionze severe panisil
meats foranr officer or soldier who shall sell, em
bezzle, misapply, or waste military stores, or who
hall permit the waste or misapplication of any such
pnolie property. The penalty is the same whether
ins etrenc t committea in our own or in an
.IT. AU property, public or pisvate, taken from
ijegea enemies, non so lLveonmeu ana amy ac
counted for. If the property taken be claimed as
private, receipts must be given to such claimants
or their agents. Officers will be held strict 1 ac
countable for all property taken by the in or by their
-aotnomy, ana it must oe retarnea ior, tne uns as
any otner puouc property. -
V. Where foraging parties are sent out for pro
visions or other stores, the commanding officer ;of
such party will be held accountable tor the conduct
ot ins command, ami win make a true report ot all
VI. No officer or soldier will, without authority.
leave his colors or ranks, to take private property,
or to enter a private house for that purpose. All
such acts are punishable with death, and an officer
who permits them is eqcally as guilty as the actual
, VH Commanding officers of armies and corps
will be held responsible for the execution of tuese
orders in their respertive commands.
liy command or Major General Halleck,
tienerat-in-Chief of the Army :
- - E. 1. TOWNSEAO,
Assistant Adjutant General,
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NEWBERN, N. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1863.
Department North Caroli
Kewbern, Oct. 15, 19.
GENERAL OEDEESNO. 49.
All officers, men and citisens are strictly forbid.
den to go on board of any of the steamers arriving
at this port by means of boats or otherwise, until
me vessel is oroperiy secured to tne wnart.
The Provost Marshal will see that tbia order is
implicitly obeved and that no odd ex cent nersnns
connected with these Headquarters and with the
office of Capt. Slaght, A. Q. M., will be allowed to
go on board under any pretext whatever.
uy command oi Bint wn.rom,
SOUTH A KD HOFFMAN,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Department North Carolina.
Newberne, N. C. Sept. 26, 1863.
Provost Marshal's Orrici.
Newbern, Jan', 12, i863
The duties of the sentinels, in Addition to the 1
duties hud down in the Army Regolntions, will be I
to preserve order within the limits? of their beats, I
to see tnat no property is injured, no bouses entered
wimoui proper antnority, no citizen abused or in
sulted; that no soldier passes his post without a
pass from the'Colonel of bis reziment: thatno sai
lor passes bis post, with Jul a pass from the captain I
of his ship, and that, alter dark, neither soldier f
nor sauor tie auowea to pass.
Every soldier or sailor found in the streets after
daik, will be arrested, the Sergeant of the guard
called, and the offender handed over to him, to be
conducted to the Guard House. All disorderly per
sons at any time, will be arrested and handed over
to the Sergeant of the Guard.
In case of any disorderly or riotous persons re-1
rasing to obey the orders ot tne sentinel, the sentl-
uei shall use lus arms, it tne onenaer cannot Do
cured in any oth er way. I o resist or assault a a
A New Yankee Doodle.
BY J. a. G1LMORE.
Xankee Doodle came to town
" To view the " situation,"
Aid found the world all npside down.
A rumpus in the nation ;
, Ht heard all Europe laugh in scorn,
"And call him but a noodle:
Xaugh on !" he cried; "as sure's you're born
il still am 1 aokee Doodle
Chants Yankee Doodle, &o.
The great and unnecessary waste of gas in the tinel. is one of the gravest of military offences, and I - ji;
He found the ragged Southern loom
' A-training like tarnation;
They'd stolen all bis silver spoons
. 'And rifled his plantation ;
'Til wait awhile," he quietly said ;
.-1 "Tbey may restore the plunder,
. But if tbey don't, I'll go ahead
And thrash them well, by thunder!
auarters oocnDied by the officers and men of this
commana, calls tor immediate aueatiozz and correction.
The expense of making gss. is. of course. larire.
ana pmu, m&raiy, oy ine government.
Soldiers in quarters, are subject to the same
rules ss to lights, as if in camp, and Company Com
manders will see that they are strictly carried ont.
Officers are emoinea to see that as little waste as
possioie taxes place, in tlieir respective quarters.
IT order ot JUiii. Gen. J. G. roster.
SOUTHARD HOFFMAN, Asst. Adj. Gen.
11 KADOtTAl'TK 8.
Department of North Carolina.
Sew Berne, Sept. 24, 18W2.
Head Quarters, )
Deparini nt of North Carolina,
Newberne, Nov. 29, lGi )
SPECIAL ORDEE NO. 183.
Rev. James Means, is hereby appointed Super
Intendant of all the Blacks in this Department. The
chiefs of the different Departments having blacks
under their charge, will report to him; and be will
be obeyed and respected in all matters connected
Wltn tne negroes in 1.1113 commana.
By command of Mai. Gen. J. G. Foster,
. Assistant Adjutant General.
In accordance with the above Order, all those
who employ Blacks in th public service in this
Department will report tome, monthly, their names,
employment, number of days work, with dates, and
rate of pay, beginning with December.
Office, Mrtea!f street, corner of New street.
JAMES MEANS, Superintends t ot Blacks.
Depabtmxxt op North Caboliha,
Newberne. Dec. 111. lUbi. t
An export duty of five per cent, on all cotton and
maes, ana on an naval stores, ana 011 an wood and
lumber, shipped from any port in this Department
will be charged from this date. -
, Masters of vessels carrying any of the articles
above named, must exhibit their freight list to the
several Chief Quarter-Mantels, at these ports, be
fore they can obtain a clearance.
' The amounts due for the duty , will be paid to said
S darter-Masters, or in their aotence to the Provost
arshal, until further orders.
AU orders heretofore issued in relation to export
duties, are annnlled, by order of Maj. Gen. Foster.
By order of Governor Stanly.
" UANIEL MESSr.VOER. -
SPECIAL ORDERS, IV O. 54.
Captain Daniel Mesfincer, A. Q. M-. is hereby
ordered to investigate and examine into the ship
ments from tfais Doint of cotton, etc.. since the oc.
cupationof iVew iierne by our forces.
ile will endeavor to discover ir ho nave shipped,
and how. cotton seised by the U. S. Government.
ana seni away wiuioui proper autnoriiy.
AU officers of the army will afford Caot. Maaki ti
ger any facility in the discharge of this duty.
A V VUIUU1BUU Ul JUnj. UCU'w.Vr. aTimTer,
JOHN F. ANDERSON,
laeut, and Acting Ass't Adj't GeneraL .
Department of North Carolina
.newborn, Sept lfi, ltSoi
8PECIAL. ORDERS No. 38.
- , , Rarticsilar Notice.
" On and after this date all .persons are forbid bring
Ing to this city for sale, any Tar, Pitch. Ro in. Tur
pentine, Cotton. Shingles or Wood, without a writ
ten permit trom the owners thereof, which permit
must bo countersigned by the Provost Marshal, who
rill ascertain before countersigning whether the
owners of said article? are loyal. And all traders
are hereby enjoined not to purchase or sell any of
the above articles in violation of this order.
By command of Gv. Edward Stanly :
HlC ADO tT ARTE RS,
Department ot North Carolina
New Berne. Sent. 11?. 18tii
After the 15th day of September only 2 clerks iu
each of the Department Offices will be allowed to
commute their rations at 75 cents per day.
AU other detailed men will, after that date, either
draw their rations or coin mote them at tne cost oi
the ration at thin pontj
Kach mets of 6 detailed men will be allowed one
con. raband as cook, whose pay will be eight uol
Iars per month.
By command of Mai. Oeu. J. G. Foster :
Asxiutant Adjutant General.
Department of North Carolina,
NewBerne, November 21 18i
GENERAL OKDERS. No.
Hereafter no negroes will be allowed to cut Wood
within the limits of this Department, without a
written permission from Hie Excellency, Edward
Stanly, Military Governor, or f-om the owners of
the land on which such wood i cut, except euch
negroes are employed by the Quarter 1M a a tors De
partment to cut wood for the u&e of the Troops in
By command of Maj. Gen. J. G Foster.
Asst. Adjt. General.
The firine of cannon or musketrv at this nort for
oractice. is herebv discontinued excebt bv suecial
order from these Headqnarters.
iy command ot Alaj. Gen. r uster:
Ais't Adj't Gen.
Departnicut of North Carolina,
atsw Hern, Aug. dd, lito-i.
GENERAL OBDEES No. 8
All Vessels are forbidden to leave any port in this
Department and take any person of color who did
not arrive on the vessel, or who has not a pass from
the General or other officer commanding, or from
the Military Governor.
All vessels of every description violating this or
der will be liable to confiscation and her master will
be severely punished. .
no vessel snail nave any port in tuis department
until the master shall take an oath that he has cot
any such person on beard and will not allow any
such person to come or remain on board.
It is the duty ef the Harbor master or other per-
insnsnnto snpointnil w esas acupy ot turn order
lie AD Qoartf.bs.
' iJepartxhxt or North Cakouw
New Berne, November 28, 18b:
Special notice dated Nov. 18th. relieving; Captain
Daniel Messinifer from duty, as I napeetor of titles
to Tar, Turpentine, Cotton, and other Merchandise,
having been issued under misapprehension, is
hereby revoked. Captain Meprtiner will rontinue
i to perform the duties connected with thnt otliue as
By command of Mij. Gen. J. G. Foster,
SOUTH A KD HOFFMAN,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Dsr artmknt of North Carolina,
Newberne, Nov. 17, I8t2.
Philip Pipkin, of this town, is hereby appointed
inspecterof Tar and Turpentine, and is to be respect
ed as such.
He is authorized to charge ten cents per barrel
All persons are forbidden to sell any Tar or Tur
pentine, without haviDg each bairel inspected by
Military Governor of Nertli Carolina.
ihthfxt or North Oakomka,
Nkw Kkhnk, Sept. 23d. 112. )
SPECIAL ORDER. NO 03.
Cpt. Daniel Mensinger, A. Q. M., is hereby np
)mnted to investt'cfite titles of property to be
shipped fron. thib port, and will bo obeyed and re
liy command of Maj. Gen. Foster,
Southard llorr-MAN, Asst. Adj. lien.
Militfirv Governor of N. CsroMna
New Heme. June 2i lHtii
Dr. J. G.Trix will from the dste of this older as
sume rhattre ot" all vacant and abandoned build
ing in Newbern, with power to assign, to lease, and
rent the same.
By command of
J. Ltvax Van Buke.n, Militmy Se"-etary.
S62. J .
preserve said report till called for by the Provost
juarniini or umer ujiieei auiiiuiicc-j iu icuve tk.
Hy command of Maj General J. G. Foster:
Ass't Adj't Gen.
Headq.car.tcr3, Department of N. C. ?
New Berne. June 12. 1862 (
Dr. J. G. Tull. is herebv appointed City Inspec
tor ot new Heme, witn Dower to assess ana coneoi
rents and gas rates, and will be obeyed and respect
ny command ot itov. rwanry:
J. LYMAN VAN BUliEN, Military Secreiary
Departmkwt or Nokth Carolixa,
Newbern, Sept. 2(i, 186.
Smcial Notice to Commntics Quarter in tutcn.
1. The gas must be turned off from all burners in
Company quarters, at the proper hour for the ex
tinguishment of lights, and but one light will be
used iu the hall duriutr the night, and that turned
2. Company officers will see that this order is
carried out, and that all diligence is used in econo
3. Officers quartered in town will not use any
more ourners nor coniiuue iiyiiLo mim i.uau wnucv
iute necessary, in their own quarters.
By eommnnd of Mi Gen. J. G. Foster,
J AS. C. SLAGHT, Capt. and A. Q. M
Department of North Carolina,
New Heme, April 28, 1862.
GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 28.
Whoever, afterthe issue of this order shall, with
in the limits to which the Union Arms may extend
in this Department, utter one word agninst the Gov
ernment of these United states, win be at onee ar
rested and closely confined. It must be distinct!-.'
understood that tins iiepnrtment is under .nartiai
Law, and treason exprei-sed or implied, will meet
with a sneedv punishment.
The Military liovernor ot jew Heme is cnargea
with the strict execution of this order, within the
bounds ot Ins control.
By command of Mjor General Hurnside :
LEffls RICH MONO,
Ass't Adj't GeneraL
will snbiect the offender to severe punishment. ,
Comuiissioned Officers do not require a pass, but
no uih win reiiuuixeu 3 an umcer. wiluuui um
uniform, and the shoulder straps, which indicate his
rank. Gold lace on the sleeve of a naval officer is
an evidence of rank as antficer.
Nu officer of the Guard df Sentinel has authority
to release from arrest any Prisoner of the Provost
Guard. The non-commissioned Officer er Sentinel
in charge of Prisoners will be held responsible for I
No pass for a soldier or sai'or is cood. except it be
countersigned Dy toe commanding onicer ot Ins
regiment or vessel. Any soldier or sailor without
a pass properly countemigned. will be arrested and
confined in the Guard House. I
No person is allowed to sell "spirituous liouors to
soiuiers, sauors or negroes, upon any pretest what
ever An attempt to evade this order will be treat
ed with the same severity as an open violation of I
: . u ; - . . r, : : i - I
ii. mi j jicim'u kuiok ivb iumuiinaionea umcer,
upon u oruer purporting io come irom mm, will De
held responsible for the genuineness of the order
All Sutlers are prohibited from sellinsr Lienors hv
the glass to any Commissioned, non-commissioned
onicer, or private soldier, sailor or citizen. Any
violation of this order will subject the party offend.
ineio a neavy nne as wen as lorxeiture ot his Dnvi
leire to keeD a Store in the citv nf Newhern
No parcel can be sent by Express except bv a
Bpeciai peruiiL irom ine xrovosi jaaronai.
No person shall water a horse or mule within
fifty feet ot a pump.
No person shall wash at a pump, or clean fish.
or ueposit uuii oi any ainn, at or near a pump
Citizens will be allowed to pass and repass in the
city during good behavior until nine o'clock P. M.
After nine o'clock no pass is good except a special I
one trom the Provost Marshal, or from Head (Quarters.
The Provost Marshal, w instructed to allow no
one from without our lines to land in this city, unless
tney come- here to trade ; and all such persons-must
oo uiaue ivianu at some given pome, ana no wnere j
else, A guard ot several men mnst be placed there,
and those people be allowed no communicntion with
the cit:xeua of Newbern except in the presence of
one of the guard; and they must not be allowed to I
go about the city, it they want to trade at the
stores, a party of them can go at a time, under
charge ot a guard, loese orders must be strictly
AH persons arriving in skin mmv to trade will imme
diately report themselves-ae the office of the Pro
vost Marshal: and no boats are allowed to land at
any wharf or dock, except those at the foot of Pol
lock street. All strangers found in the city, who
nave not reportea as above oraereu, wui De arrested
and dealt with summarily.
All persons are forbid hitching Horses to anr of I
lUIIITn IHIB DIUDf .1 m- . . - .n,. . .. . I
ivj luiiuu vrx a xe irj VI i .
All persons are forbid firine eruns. pistols, or can-
non. in any of the t-treets. lanes, alleys, or kits
within this city. No fireworks will be burnt or I
inless by a special permit ot the .frovoat aiar
to sail and See that the oath above
It shall be the duty of the master of every vessel
to make a written report during every voyage of
., , . . , ... I wiimn 1111s coy. ju uiewm win un uwhi
e names oi every person on ooero sam jesse. uu- fi d , fe a M mitof Provost M
ig said voyage, except soldiers in service, and to I , .. j r r
Whereas many non commissioned officers and
privates who are npon detached set vice, clerks.
teamsters and orderlies, are in the habit ot
leaving off their proper uniforms and appearing in
officers undress, or citizen's apparel, very much to
the prejudice of good order and discipline of the
service, it is hereby ordered,
That all such persons at once appear in tneir
proper uniforms, or they will be arrested and pun
All negroes are forbidden to wear the button of
the Army snd all officers are hereby enjoined to
see that their servants comply with this regulation.
Hereafter no fences, or parts of fences, in this
town, shall be removed without the written order of
Capt. Darnel Messinger. Div. Qr. Mas tel.
Fast driving (by officers or men) is strictly pro
hibited witl.ir. the limits of the city. Sentries will
arrest all violating this order.
Hereafter dead horses must be taken by the Keg-
iment. Battery. &c to which they belong, at least
one mile Irom town and at once buried the grave
to be not less man six met aeep.
Regiments, Butteries, &c, will at once take the
necessary steps to bury such dead horses as be
longed totheirrespective commands, and at present
Commanaing otneers win see to tne lull anu
prompt carrying out of this order.
Uy order ot maj. ues. J. ii. M1STKK,
Com,18th Army Corps.
Provoi t Marshal.
Department of North Carolina,
New Berne, Sept. 24, 1862.
GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 44.
No vehicles whatever will be allowed to pass
over the R. R Bridge, without a pass from these
Headquarters, or the Provost Marshal.
liy command ot Maj. Gen. J. If. roster,
JOHN F. ANDERSON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant General.
Provost Marshal's Office, ?
Newbern, Jan. 12, 186.1. J
Hereafter, no citizen will be allowed to purchase
spirituous liqr.ors, without a permit Irom the Pro
Nothing can be shipped from this Port except by
order of the Chief Quartermaster.
Whilst every tacuny wui oe unraei io persons
imaged iu legitimate busi-icss iu this city, and at
tempts at extortion in prices, or monopoly of such
articles as may be necessary to the comfort of the
troops, will deprive the oflender of his license to
sell. Any trader relu.-ing io accepi in payment
United States Treasury Notes will be reported to
the Provost Marshal.
All persons having filth or rubbish of any kind
in their yards or lots, will at once deposit the Barre
in a barrel or box in the street, so that it may be removed.
Owuers and occupants of Houses and Stores, will
be held strictly responsible for the condition of the
sidewalks in front of their buildings, and must also
take care that no dirt or rubbish is deposited in the
Gutters, which must be kept free, to prevent the
accumulation of water in the streets.
Pepurtmciit North Carolina,
New Heme. Oct. I. ISfi-J. I
All persons, prisoners of wartothe Uniteil States,
now on parole in this department, desirous of leav
ing the line of the U. S. forces will report their
names at these Headi narters immediately.
Bv commaud of Mni. tien. J. G. Fostkr,
Aiiittuut Adjutant General.
Has been established at the foot of Pollock street
I lor tne landing ot nil Kinds oi prouuee in hi is
brought into this City tor sale ; and in order to pre
vent inoiinpoJy, uo persou will be allowed to fore
stall any of such produce or provisions. Every
one will be allowed to charge a fair and reasonubie
price, under the supervision of the Council of Ad
ministration of this Corps d'Armc-e. No boats will
be allow, d to land at any other place in this Citv.for
the sale of produce or provisions. Any violation of!
this order wui suhiect the boat and contents to con-
j tiscalion for the benefit of the Hospital, llsis older
j will izv into effect -on Monday next, the thirtieth day
oi duue. ,
' BLE S.
fresh assortment at
IT. 8. nilJTARV RAILROAD.
On and aftr Dec. 1st trains will leave as follows:
Leave Newbern.. .................9 A. II.
' Crontan 9.40
" Havelock 10
" Newport 10.25
" Newport Barracks....... .. 10.35
" Carolina City 11
Arrive Morehesd 11.15
Leave Morehead 1 00 P. M.
" Carolina City 1.15
" Newport Barracks ... 1.10
" Newport 1.50
" Havelock...' 2.15
" Newbern 3.15
Stop on signal.
All free passes on this Road will be void after
Monthly Passes will be issued on and after that
date, to all persons entitled to permanent transmuta
tion, to be obtained only at this Office, and of the
Assistant Quarter-master at Morehead. No Person
will be allowed to travel on the Koaa ithout a pass
or ticket. This rule will be strictly adhered to.
JAMES C. SLAGHT,
Capt. fc A. Q. M,
Newbern, Dec. 1 , 18TS.
78 Courtlandt Street, New York
Fi r the sale of Cotton, Naval Stores, and all
southern products. Refers to
O. K. jnarun, president tirean lfanK, w. .
Moses Taylor. President City Bank, N. Y.
S. C. Nelson, Newbern.
Bales. Hamilton & Oo., Newbern. 3m27
BOOTH AU SHOES for every Body at
DUDLEY WOOD WIIAKF I
opposite the Turpentine Distillery.
Front street, where consumers of Wood, will find a
good supply constantly on hand, at as cheap rates
as the Mirknt afford?.
P. S. Please call before purchasing elsewhere.
THOMAS E. DUDLEY
Newbern, Jan. 5, 1863. Im-82
. Chorus Yankee Doodlo, &0.
And tben the lovely Queen of Spain
Told him, in honeyed lingo,
' That she bad conrted not in vain
' A darkey in Domingo.
"My dear " said he, ' if you will roam
With all the male creation.
Pray don't come here ; I can't, at home,
j Allow amalgamation !"
f Chorus Yankee Doodle, &a.
The British lion slyly eyed
4 His bales of Southern cotton ;
"Dear Yankee Doodle," soft be cried,
f "That stuff is slave begotten :
A brother's ttara bave bleaeVd it white :
It speaks your degradation ;
But I must have it, wrong or right,
To keep away starvation."
Chorus Yankee Doodle, io.
"Hands off! hands off! good cousin John!"
: Said qniet Yankee Doodle ;
'I am no braggart cotton don.
Who'll bear the system feudal,
(I'vo heard your prate in Exeter Hall
f. Of sin and slave pollution ;
.Bat now I see 'twas blarney all
You lore 'the institution .' "
- Chorus Yankee Doodle, &c
""'False words and deeds, to high and low
Bring righteous retribution ;
'And. consin John, mayhap you know
t The frigate Constitntiou !
I She is now but a rotten boat,
t But I bave half a notion
J To set ber once again afloat
1 And drive yon from the ocean."
I ; Chorus Yankee Doodle, it
' "And if, in league with her of Spain,
f With all the past forgotten.
Yon dare to lift the band of Cain
I In aid of old King Cotton,
Be sure to guard those costly toys
i You call your broad dominions,
' For I bave lots of Yankee boys
j Can flog your hireling minions."
a Chorus 'Yankee Doodle, &c
I I trust in God and in the right,
anqja m mighly naiioB t .. , . .m,,,,!
.i in iuii CHiiMwftuiu ireeiv llruL
' The whole combined creation ;
For when, in Time's impartial gaze,
The nations are review'd all,
I know the mead of honest praise
Will rest on Yankee Doodle !
Chorus Yankee Doodle.
The Richmond "Whig" ai the War.
Tbe Eichmond Whig of the 23d in?t thinks
the Federal campaigns in Virginia and North
Carolina are over for the winter, and takes the
following view of the future in the South and
"Looking along the coast it is to be expected
that A determined effort will now be made to
retrieve on water something of the prestige
they have lost on land. Charleston, Savannah
and Mobile should hold themselves ready for
assault at any moment. The enemy know the
advantage they have in the powerful armament
and iron shields of their navy. They imagine
that the capture of (he well known cities we
have named will give them not only substan
tial advantages here, but great eclat abroad.
The season is now propitious, their immense
preparations are about completed, and the exi
gencies of their situation impel them to make
an instant and desperate effort. We cannot
foresee the result We bvlieve these cities will
be defended with a valor and obstinacy that
will give them a glorious name in history,
whether they stand or fall ; and we believe
that if the enemy take them, they will take
only heaps of ruins. But we fervently pray
that they may be able to beat back the de
stroyer, and preserve themselves alike from the
glorious fate of self-destruction, and the in
glorious one of passing under the yoke of
From Tennessee the intelligence is favora
ble. Rosecrans delays his advance ; but the
accounts from that direction assure us that he
will soon be forced to fight, retreat, or be shut
up and besieged in Nashville. He has now a
Confederate General opposed to him who is
not patient under delays, and who will not
suffer him to spend the winter quietly in the
capital of Tennessee.
From Mississippi, if we must credit an Au
gusta contemporary, there is nothing encourag
ing. The contest there is enveloped in doubt
and gloom. Without placing credit in the
Northern accounts, which claim for their forces
the possession of Grenada, it is evident that
we have lost much ground, an4 that our army
has been forced back many wild since the
battle of CoriBth. The Confederate army there
is far inferior in number to what is generally
supposed. It has received very scanty rein
forcements, lor the story ot llinaman s naving
crossed the Mississippi with forty thousand
men was shamelessly bogus, while to the Fed
eral army a continuous stream of men has been
pouring from the JNorthwest to replenisn its
ranks. Tbe multitudes which are to be burled
on our handful of heroes there are not yet fully
ready to move ; when their preparations are
complete, a desperate contest will ensue for
the possession of the great valley of the Mis
sissippi a contest which, we lear, will De
hopeless unless our forces are brought by re
inforcements to something nearer equality with
those of the enemy. The advent of President
Davis, who has declared his intention to share
the fortunes of the Western army, will infuse
a new spirit into the army, and arouse the
population into more energetic action ; and the
prospect.in Mississippi is less cheerful than io
any other part of the vast field of war."
An Irishman, catching a thief's hand in his
pocket at the post office the other day, knocked
the thief down and began to trample his car
cass as if he was dancing a Fardowner's jig.
What's that for ?" said a bystander. " Oh !"
said Pat, " its small change the fellow wanted,
and faith I'm after gmnS him a few post office
Ruaiai amd Chiaa.
It is an opinion rather felt than expressed
among Jburopean politicians, that Russia
gradually advancing her territorial lines in tbe
Worth ot Asia, with the design, ere many
years pass, of getting a foot-hold in the vast
empire of China. Whoever desires to have
the grounds for this opinion mav read Atkin
son's "Travels in the Upper and Lower A moor
and the Russian acquisitions in the confines of
India and China," published in London in 1860.
and reDublished bv the Harriers in tK cumn
year. It appears that in 1857 the Emperor of
L-nina ceaeu io tne wznr tne vast valley of the
Amoor, wnereoy tne Kussian territory in Cen
tral Asia was largely extended threateningly,
ii neeas De. toward Bnusn India and (Jtuna.
Previously, Siberia bad extended 6500 miles
on the rorth of the Asiatic Continent, from
tbe Caspian Sea to the North Pacific ocean.
near which, and North of China, the Amoor
territory is situated. , Tbe journey irom Lore
don to Pekin now occupies fifty days. At
meeting of the London Geographical Society.
on the 11th December, a Mr. Grant read an
account of a new route from Pekin to. St.
Petersburg, via Mongolia, Siberia and Moscow.
which reduces the journey fro'ai Pekin to Lon
don to twenty days, and brings St. Petersburg
Hum sixteen uays travel, it was stated in
the conversation which followed, that very re
cently nearly the whole of the rich Chinese
province of Manchuria, including the whole of
me seacoast. wasned by the bea ot JaDan and
the Gulf of Tartary. had also been ceded to
Russia thus bringing the Czar's dominions
wunin no great distance ot PeKin. Tbe new
acquisition, in fact, is adjacent to the Amoor
territory, ceded to Kussia in 1857.
Ibe Chinese have lonir considered Snasia as
their only European friend. The successive cea
sions of territory to the Czar have been proofs of
nrsli.U . : a . n I , .
k.b.i.uuo iui dqitivdb mnuurea. xkussia nas late
ly succeeded in negotiating a new commercial
treaty with China, which gives it greater advan
tages than have been conceded to Franca and
England. Among its provisions are these : that
II trade for fifty versts reach verst is 3.501 feetl
on eacn side ot tne border lino is to be tree from
nty, and that Russian merchandise will be re
ceived at lien-tsin for one third of the rates
m posed upon othei European goods. Tien tsin,
( should De noted, is a do it not much more than
one hundred miles from Pekin, and was the place
where the British and French troops effectually
frightened the Chinese in June, 1858, and there
by extorted a treaty from them.. Russia has nev
er carried hostilities ioto China, and hat her
reward in tbe most tangible manner.
The present generation may not live to see it,
but China is evidently destined one day to be
come the spoil of .European rnlers, and, whenever
the partition is consum.ted, Russia will be found
to have gained the lion's share. Perhaps the
twin principles of civilization and progress will
bo advanced thereby for the mental develop
ment of Russia within tbe last half century has
been unusually and enviably s-reat How Eng
land will accept of the Czar's advancement in
Asia remains to be seen. One day it may even
assail India, as the first Napoleon predicted at St.
"-.nil .m i n
proiessing to nave
has put in circulation disquieting rumors in
regard to military preparations in Canada. We
are probably able to s'ate tbe exact truth re
specting this subject, as our informant is an
American gentleman who for several months
past has resided in Quebec, and enjoyed facili
ties for learning tbe real disposition of the
Canadian Government toward the United
States. We learn from this source that the
fact is indisputable, that enormous quantities
of ammunition and not less than 200.000 stand
of small arms have been received in' Canada
from England within the last few months, be
sides artillery. Vessels laden with warlike
materials have been seen discharging cannon
at the ordnance wharf in Quebec, while others
passed on ta distribute their cargoes at various
points up the lakes. This, however, is not
construed as indicating anything hostile to the
United States. On the contrary, the disposi
tion of the present Canadian Ministry Is very
friendly. The Premier, Hon. J. S. McDonald,
married a lady from Louisiana, but he is a
strong believer in the power of the North and
its recuperative energy. Our informant believes
the true explanation of these military move
ments, which have excited so much suspicion
in some quarters, to be that, not only in
Canada but in England, there exists a convic
tion that eventually the North American colo
nies must establish themselves as an indepen
dent government. Their connection with the
mother country is of little advantage to either
party ; so, whatever the result of the rebellion
in the United States, the tendency is rather
toward a dissipation of the old relationship.
It is surmised that England, therefore, not to
cast off her offspring in a helpless state, with
war raging so near, chooses this time to pro
vide a sort of patrimony, in the shape of
It is not true that tbe guns in the fortress at
Quebec have been replaced by a new arma
ment. Those now in position are the same
that have been there since tbe time of Mont
gomery and Montcalm, and would avail little
in a conflict with modern guns and artillery.
The general tone of sentiment in Canada is
anything but hostile to this country. The
feeling is that the destiny of the Provinces is
inseparably linked with that of the United
States, and their interests in a great measure
identical. It is only in certain cliques that the
secession spirit prevails. Jour, of Com.
Orgasizatios or 20,000 Kestcckiass. The
i iuiiiiiKioii con-esDonaent nl inn i x arir
" In the Senate, Garrett Davis of Kentucky
got up his bill for calling out twenty thousand
Kentuckians for one year to protect the frontier
and lines of communication. This bill went
by the board last session because of the strong
prejudice against it By the terms of the Wll
the force raiS3d is put under the control of tb
Governor of Kentucky, and there are rumorsi
that the Governor and Legislature oi that Stat"
are not sound since the emancipation procla
mation was issued. I notice, however, that
Senators who did not advocate the bill last ses
sion now favor it Among them are the names
of Mr. Clark of New Hampshire, Mr. Wilson
of Massachusetts and Mr. Collamer of Ver
mont. It is seen that a cavalry force composed
of native loyal men of Kentucky and Tennes
see would be worth a great deal to us just
now. It is precisely the force we lack to
keep open communication with our advanced
The Importance of One Milk. By con
structing a canal about three-fourths of a mile
in length, from Big Stone Lake to Lake Traver,
steamboats from St. Paul could navigate both
the Minnesota river and the Red river of tho
North to Lake Winnipeg, a distance of seven
hundred miles I The country traversed by
these rivers is surpassingly fertile, and capable
of sustaining a dense population. Lake Win
nipeg is larger than Lake Ontario, and receives
the Sag batch-a-wan river from the west. Tbe
Sas katch-a-wan river is navigable to a point
(Edmonton House) near the Rocky Mountains,
seven hundred miles west of Lake Winnipeg.
S 1 1 l 1 j f r- i .
anu oiny one uunureu ana any mu east oi
the celebrated gold diggings on Frazer river, in -t
Tbe digging of that one mile of canal would --
therefore enable a steamboat at New Orleans 4
to pass into Lake Winnipeg, and from thence .
to Edmonton House, some 5000 miles I A bill
has been introduced into the Senate, which ;
makes provision for the building' of the canal.
i'rouably n the world there cannot be found
a spot across which the digging of so short a
canal would effect a result so prodigious. And,
what is almost equally remarkable, the ground
between tbe two lakes is so low and so level
that, it is said, the water flows in times of
freshets from one to the other. Washington
Chronicle. a. , -,
Johx Jacob Astor's Coactiha in Trouble. '
On Tuesday in New York, officer Benson Sher- :
wood perceived a carriage at the corner of-
Broadway and Fourth street, standing partially
on the cross-walk, while a number of ladies
were waiting to cross. The othcer requested
the driver, Walter Thorne, to drive up a few
paces, to clear the walk. The driver refused
to move, and wanted to know if the officer
new who he was talking to. " Why." said
the driver, "I drive for John Jacob Astorl"
The ofCccr replied that it didn't make the
slightest difference who be drove for, he would.
have to drive up or be arrested. ' The driver ;
refused to do either, and Sherwood promptly'
Drougnt mm to the sidewalk, and then marched
im on somewhat crestfallen to the Tombs
and arraigned him before Alderman Hall. The
Alderman on hearing the case reprimanded
im and fined him $3.' The Jehu was aston-
hed, but putting on his dignity remonstrated.
informing the magistrate that " be drove for
John Jacob Astor 1" The magistrate couldn't'
see the distinction, and as Thorne refused to
pay the fine, he was committed to prison. . '
Secessionists is New York. The Newark
Advert iter publishes this in the shape of a let
ter from New York : It is wonderful
to sec and hear the impudence of certain South
ern secesh men and women, who have sought
New York for society and protection. At one
of the large up-town hotels an Alabamian and
his wife and child have been boarding for
months. He is represented as actively en
gaged with some New York house in sending
goods to Nassau, from thence to run into rebel
ports. No doubt he is a spy here, and fur
nishes the rebels with all kinds of information.
Both himself and wife make the most insulting
remarks in the hotel, and she teaches her child
to run out her tongue at the servant girls and
call them Lincoln's slaves. One of them
slapped the little imp the other day, and the
passionate and insolent father, meeting her on
the stairs, threatened to throw her oyer the
bannister. The girl, with noble independence,
dared him to attempt such an outrage, when
ho struck her violently in the face twice.
Some gentlemen have interested themselves in
the matter, and probably you will see some
newspaper developments when the trial comes
TnE Import Dctt os Paper. Washington
correspondence says that the Committee of
Ways and Means in Congress, it is understood,
will report a bill abolishing tbe import duty
fame of Dorchester has been again disparaged
by a horrible and raysterous tragedy, ins par
ticulars, as tbey are stated, are that on Sunday
evening last Mrs. Benjamin Hamblen, residing:
at Harrison square, Porchester, died suddenly
shortly after leaving the tea table. Rumors ob-.
tained currency during the next day that the
death was caused by poison, and oa Tuesday,
Coroner Vose assembled a jury of inquest to
examine the case. After viewing the body it
was decided that an autopsy should be made, and
Drs. Fi6eld and Miller were appointed toperform
that operatiou during an interval of tbe inquest.
As the jury were leaving the premises the sharp
report of a pistol was beard, when it soon appear
ed that Mr. Hamblen, tbe husband of tbe deceas
ed, had shot himself through tho heart. He
expired in a few minutes, and much excitement
immedietely spread through tbe - village. The
immediate cause ot tbe death and suicide of this
unhappy couple is not yet definitely known, but
theie are many rumors in circulation.' One of
these is that tbe wife was secretly poisoned by
the husband, and that fear of detection drovs
him to desperation; while another report is that
both parties had-become tired of lifo and deliber
ately committed self destruction. The deceased
were severally from 35 to 38 years of age, and
leave a family of three children. Mr. Hamblen
has long been known in Boston as the keeper of
an oyster shop, Utterly at No 19 Battery march
The Latest Traoedt. It !s now stated that
Mr. Benjamin Hamblen, who shot himself Tucs
day, did not die, but was still living next morn
ing. His physicians have little hope of bis
recovery. He says he shot himself because-he-wished
to die with his wife. The Traveller states
that Mrs. Hamblen informed' her friends before
she died that she bad taken "Female Pills," to
procure a miscarriage, and that her husband bad
procured them in Boston at her request. Mr. H.
confirms the statement naming where be bought
the Pills. Boston Journal.
Remarkable Lonoevitt. Three weeks ago,
David Allen died in this town, aged 95 years
and 8 months. He was the last survivor of
the children of Nehemiah and Ann Allen, three,
of whom were sons and seven daughters, and
all of whom lived to a good old age. Their
ages respectively, leaving off tbe months, were
93, 86, 77, 84, 83, 9Q, 80, 95, 92 and 82 years.
Thus it will be seen that six of the ten lived
considerably beyond 90 years, averaging 9
years and 2 months ; and that the average age
of nil is nearly 89 years (88 4-5), while th
sum of their ages is 888 years. We think it
will be very difficult to find another family,
equally large, of such remarkable longevity.
Goy. Kossuth. Two nephews of the distin
guished Hungarian, Gov. Kosutb, who have
been serving in the army of Italy for the last
two years, have jnst arrived in this city in
tending to offer tlieir services in any capacity
to the Government of the United States in its;
contest with the rebellion. They are sons of
Madame Zulaoski, whose decease a year ago
was noticed generally by the press. A son of
Madame Ruttaki, another of the Ex-Governor,
fcas also entered our service. We are glad tq
-learn, by the most recent arrivals, that the
rumors of Gov. Kossuth's ill health were with
out foundation. He is in excellent health nd
spirits. K, Y, Tim.
Maxslauoheer By ajt Ajtkkicax Sailok
A Valparaiso letter states that an American
named Storey is in prison in that city for man
slaughter, committed on board the American
ship Sunshine, in the harbor. The Coin" has
condemned him. He will probably have a
term of imprisonment imposed in the peniten
tiary. He asserts that what he did was in self
defense. The man killed was named John
McCabe. Storey ii a tine looking fellow, and
his account of the matter is plausible ; but
liquor was at the bottom of 'lie fracaj.