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THE WEEKLY REGISTER.
ffijcUJeekln Register, I'OINT PLEASANT, VA., - ? i THURSDAY : : NOVEMBER |3, iho2. | New state. Within ono month ih# last session of tli? n7lh Congress will commence, and j oil friends of the New Slnto movomont, most immediately bestir themselves, ifj they would secure the admission of West' Virginia by this Congress. PetitionsJ pmyinpr the fnvorahlo and imraodiatc au- | tion of Congress, are being extensively OTcnhted and almost unanimously sign ed throughotu ibo Panhandle an 1 the whole country east of the Little Kana- 1 Tfha, and we alono seem backward in thus eiving Airprcski.in lo our views np on this vital matter; our apparent indis position is atlributablo not to any want of appreciation of the advantages deri vable finm petitionins, nor from lock of seal in pressing the matter as soon as practicable upon tho attention of iho ro assembled Coneress, but solely from having overlooked the mutter, in tbo re- ; rent excitements, incident to this place nnd thiiyaprr. Our cotemporRries end patrons ve trust, will not fail lo appre ciate tho force of the Excuse just offered for our seeming retrissnoss in this partic ular. The loyal peoplo of this part of tho Stale are to day, as appreciative of the advantages of the prnposod mode of impelling tho early consideration of the desired admiss'on of West Virginia bs any other, and will not fail to make "their wishes known, by plaoing their nimes upon the peiition. Our peoplo nro not only ready but anxious lo do "whatever promises to further the imme diate admission of our new State, and all the more soliciiious to thus exert ihcm pelves, since the'base treachery of thnt Davis tool?tho recreant Carlilo. Let the blanks be promptly forthcoming and we will demonstrate that wo are second to none in zeal for (ho New Slate, nn l we suggest in this connection, an early meeting of the active Union men at this place, to select canvassers for the differ ent Magisterial Districts. Lot ui hear from our friends immediately on this subject. Retrenchment. One of the first duties of Congress, tipon reassembling next month, should be lo reduce the salaries of every porson holding an office, either civil or milita ry under the government, so that each will only receive what his talonts would command in private life. Every person ?except the President, in the civil list, and every one in the military and naval ?service, except the privates and sailors, receive from one hundred to five hun dred per cent, too much, when wo con liderthe magnitude of the national ex penditures, and the diffusion of the tal ent and native genius of our people. In the military organizations of the armies of the old world, it may be proper enough to pay an officer as much as a srore of privates, to insure respect for officers,?the common soldiers there, being illiterate and bigoted, mere ma chines.?but here, .general intelligence obtains lo 6uch an extent, among the volunteers in our immense army, that a majority perhaps of each company wero equally cs well qualified for positions as their line officers, and knowing fully as well as their superioriu rank, what they are fighting for, and being long aeeus- j tomcd to judge men by their intrinsic1 merit, it nectls not that their officers should bo decoratod with tho cquipago ??T tho old country, to insuie respect or; ubedienoe, nnr that the remuneration should be so duprppprtionMe; rn the J ' ' contrary the9e unjust distinctions cause disgust and a stinging sense of injustioe. 1 I^et it ever bo borne in miud, lhatthis is an army o( intr.lUyrnl /rectum, contend. ' ing for their known richis, It \i high time uc ceased inimieingths parapherna lia of despotic Europe,rind moJled our af fairs in consonanco with the peculiarities ? of our army and our causo. It will b? seen by a notice in another portion of to-days paper, that nn election will bo held in this county on the first Saturday in Dicemhtr, for a number uf tho Houao of Delegates, to fill tho va cancy occasioned bv the death of Hon. Lewis Wetzel, also for One Justice and Constable in Dist. No. 1; two Justices and an Overseer of ibe Poor in Dist. No. ?1\ and one Justice in Dist. No. 0. Chaplain 13lh Regiment. Wo understand tliat Rev. Henry Ste ?-en?, bas bcou appointed Chaplain of -he Thirteenth VirginiaRegiment. Mr. Elevens is well qualified for the portion eMinj?n?d him. Now or Never. Since the elections hovo gone adverse ly to the administration, wj icel assured that the jJrwnf Congress must admit ui as a separate State, or wo never will lie admitted. Wo fear (lid 30 li Cjngross will turn a duuf ear to our entreaties fur admission and thus thwart all onr pmt and futuro oflfnrls for fcpirato ex siencc as a Statu. In view then or the jiroba biliiy of the Congress just elected, being inimical to our cherished desires in that particular, wo hopo oil will so act as to have no ocrasion to a>k th m for any favors. Wo can never bo a pnnperoua i or contontoil people ctcept as nn inde- j pendent State, and now or never is tho ' lime to ntako sure that independence.?, If tvo once are ndmitmitted it woul I be irrevocable, whatever might bo the com plexion of any future Congress. I # . - . ? Our Glorious Volontoers. As heretofor" we were wnnt to nail out the glorious heroes of ih? Kpvolu- I tion that remained to participate with i us in our National annivorjirios, not on- I ly to lionor Hi m, bill to rekindle our pa- ' triotism, bo will future generations hold I in lasting romerr.ber.ineo, and seek every . I fitting opportunity to honor, llinso that, t may survive this terriffic 8tru>;glfl'or onr ] national existence, and recount tho toils, t sufferings, and heroic daring of tho noWe i patriots, who sacrificed their livos freely. I upon tho holy allnr of their beloved 1 country?that by their dca'h, republican ' government might emr live. Where is j1 the patriot heart throughout tho world,' that does not leap with gratitude and i kindle with admiration, when contrm plating our ever glorious voljntecr ar-11 my, battloing the enemies of the institu- | lions founded by the wisdom and ccmen- 11 ted by tho blood of our revolutionary aires? Ono grand continuous chant will 1 forever pcrpoiualu tho pstrioltsm, tho , lacrificosand tho bravery of "our glori ous ?'olunteors." Altered Treasury Notes. , A dangerous fraud in Treasury Notes , hasjustbeen discoverod, nn apparent | "ten" being found to be a ono dollar note, with tho word ten pasted on It.? Uususpeotcd persons would bo very apt to take these "raisi d" bills for their ap- i ( parent valuo, but a slight examination | only is necessary to difcoyor thai tho face of the note is dotted with the words "ono <doilarM "one dollar" "ono noitar. Thero'is also a likeness of Se cretary Chase, as fnrgo as life, while tHe genuine tens arc honored by the features of President Lincoln. Caution, there fore, is all that it required to guard against these altered bills. Concisely Slated. We have not seen, in so lew words, n nioro forcible rebuke toj the pretended Union men who clamor about tho Con stitution, than that admonition by Prof. Parsons of tho Cambridge Law School, when ho says: "The orgument of such men would give the Constitution and the law to the rebel* an their sword to smite with, and their shield to save thcui; and leave .it to us onlj as a feltor." After slating this* point Prof. Parsons goes on to ask what single right men have in rebellion that should be protec ted by the Constitution which they have cast off He answers, saying : "Rebellion has no right*. If rebell ion moans anything, it means renunci ation and destruction of nil law. And therefore it is accursed before tied and man." Am cnormoui amount of capital and skill have been directed to the manufac ture nf arms ; and the government in addition to its own extcnsivo works re ceives continual olfers of arms, of tho ,?oniletatiftioiu. Arr.OK) the proposals, which are now published according to law.aro ofTera [for Prussinn [ and Helgian Rifles al 810, and for oth er arms in proportion. Mr. George Montague, Clerk of llio j Court of Putnam County, informs us that the rebels, while al Winfield, broke ' opnn tho Clerk's office, and destroyed a I number of deeds, bonds, indictments and other papers. They also carried off nil the ink, pens, paper, A c , belong-' ing to the nfB Persons wishing to annonnco llicm solves as candidates for office, arn re questrd to hand in their names ss soon as prtict'cnble. j Terms: (or member of House Delegates $2, for county officers St. Tho money ' mint accompany the naino tu insure in j sctlion. 'Col. Zfijtlur of tho?6ih, Va flegimont j has nn iiulepoudnnt command and n part of his regiment has arrivod til Ccredo whtre thoy expect to bushwhack that , part of Virginia. COani/.YICATIUNJl l'*r Ihe Weekly Bfgiiter. from Charleston. CuAnbisroN, Kanawha County,) -Vuv. 21, i860. | Mr. Editor:?The rebels hnvo rome and gorjo. I was flvoro,| wilh t(|0 pre. iiou? privily of seeing their triumph ant entrance anil llinir somewhat hurried exit, and tudi a woebegone, God-fores ken. ularvod and ragged got, I hope nev er to see again, and although their ca reer of six wmks in our Valley has pro duce.i those evidences of desolation tint usually follow in their train, wherever the country is curse,I with their presence. Vet I must say chat their career was milder than was anticipated,thiy did not seem to have that disposition to murder *nd to burn ?n I to destroy fnd make desolate as was cipected by some. Tbolt and plun ler seemed to be the ruling mo-1 live, from the highest officer in "com- ' round doivn to (ho humblest private in llio ranks, this prevailing purpose was prao. ? icod by all classes, not only command !r? al' nnJ privates in the ranks but by Secessionists and Secession ?ympathizors in private cirales; this lat er class availed thumselvas of the op portunity thus offered l.y tho abs.nce of, ?lie Union men of the county, to replen ish their wardrobes, and ladies to an ex lent not known for months or eyon years, ?m fact. it is a noticeable fact, that this ingrainod disposition to appropriate ' to themselves what bolongs to others seetns to bo a letd ng idea with them, amounting^ to n passion?the ,gratifica tion of which would satisfy at I?ast nine tooths of them if permitted to do so without let or hiuderanjo. | tinder ?t?nd, liowevor, that some srnnjhcs aro to be made to-day, which will torobibly , disclose soma rich evidences offihe facts1 stated. A inoro doeile and humblo s|l of era ! tciis than tho common soldiers ore, I never have seen?not evon a?jng the 1 slaves of our community?to this princi ple tho feelings and antipathiJE of our Jnion ladies entirely gavo liy, and pemed to take some pleasuri'in sup 'lying their urgent wants,however nuch tl'.cy may have detested (he priii :ip'os for which they were (in nrrnii igainst their country aud friends. Any-1 ?hing, whatever, to satisfy thewiraviugs of hunger, even to a few cold pLtoe*. or eny old garments wero roagLl with each expression. tr^-rfrirrwWnsSf ^S (o completely arouse their commiss()(ntiop. fli'S spirit, however, was much/ abated after n few days practicc, nt thir favor ite game, when they became nwcli more independent. Tho poor fellows had been most wofully deceived,: they had been advised that when thby ..got to Charleston overy thing was to' be abund nnt, but alas I nono but a very few favor ites were permitte I to enjoy any of the promised hospitalities. Miny desertions have been the result already, and doubt-; less there will be many more before they cross tho Al'ejhonies. Their depreda tionsend plundering was not confined to the Union men, hut many supporters and sympathizers wore made !o feel to their sorrow, the effects of their visit, in 1 fact, they did not seem to have any par-1 ticular scruples as to who should bo tho I viotinis of their plundor. Our poorest i citizcns, even tho nogrnes, old and lone ! women, wero robbed of thuir last old i horse and cow, in fact there is only ono t'lass of individuals that aro satisfied that tbey paid us tho visit that is tho30 of our | community?of which we luve a consid erable Rprinkiing?who have nothing whatever ti lose and may gain some thing from whatever may turn up. Floyd, the groat arch thief, howover, old fiot make h's debut, until ho tvhc 5c pressed for timo that tho spoils that fell to his share was rather irotger. Ho professed to bo very pious and to enter tain great respect for tho rights of citi zens. Ono of his stafT officers upon de manding the key ol the house of a Union wi'in, which had been vaoated, assurod the person having ehirge ol the key, that everything would be preserved inviolate ? as evidence of which, ho declared that Gen. Ft,.yd 1 nil going to occupy it Mmfy! Whether llio fellow really iutendoil.it as irony or whether ho really thought his muster did not steal, I do not kiro.v, but certain it is he wus not tho man to resist ouch n temptation, for upon Icivioj;, hur ried as lio was, ho indulged tho instinct of his nnturn, hy appropriating to him self and carrying off a Jurgo piece of half worn carpot, a low old clothei, several nrliclos of clothing of a doceased child, (kept ond esteemed as relics by a fond mother,) and a jar of $oon grrnsc. \\ hat I havo said about Secessionists plundering tlitir neighbors liousos, I must any that although this n true ni a general rule, that iliere Are honorable exceptions, ?ome o( which, with it not for beiaj personal, I woulJ like to point out, wliu like Milton's Ctllrn angels, still reuiflsomo e vMences of their preelioe 1 excellence, notwithstanding the depths to wliiah tliev have falle 11 by Secession, j Vours, (bo., VfJTA S Forlko Register. TO THf: PKOPLE OF MASON CO .r Point Pliaskxt, Va , / November 10, 1002 / You, by this time, ure awaro that il will he ncrensary to elect another man lo our Stste LeRialuturo, to fill Lho vncanoy caused by the death of the Hon. Lewis Weird, iimUs it is a veiy important and j critical lime in thn fTtirs of our State, it bocomesa matter of I lie .deepest interest to us as loyal people, and alto friends ofI the now Stale enterprise, that wo make , ehoico of a man in whom we can confi dentially rely, and ono who is, end who ever has boon uuoomprnmisingly attach- j ed to the great and free principles of 1 our nob'*fcGuvernmont. And, if I am | permitted In suggest a man for thnt of- j fice, which I presume I Itavo a right to, do, being a citizen of the county. 1 know of no man who would belter fill : tho bill than Lewis Bumgarncr, Esq.? I Ha is a man who is well known nil over tho county, nnd having baen in dome way conneotel with the public busiues.s of lho county, the people have had an opportunity of becoming acquainted with his business abilities, and his hon esty as a man. Lewis Bumgarnci' butts treason anil its abettors with a per'ect hatred, anJ in is also u sirong fiiciid of free schools and of our new State of U'( st Virginia. We have no doubt bin 1 that he,so far as bis abilities go, will give j all his energies to carry out the wishes' of bis constiluants. If any porson ccn tnako a butter suggestion, of goursc the way is open, and il is tho people's right toapeak out, lot tho poople bo active and energetic, and it will effectually break up the systira of caucusing and wire pulling which has ulrcady .wul! nigh damned the country. -n. ONE OK .THE PEOPLE. 1 1 ? . ? Fur the Register. Hon. K. V. Whitley. ' Jlu. Eurroii : Permit me, through thd columns of your pap.r, to call at trition to tho speech of Hon. K. V. Whaley, dolirered during the last ses lion of Congress, on tho bill to admit West Virginia into the Uuion. But few of your readers have any idea of the tyrony exorcised by tho 40,000 slaveholders of Enntorn Virginia, over the free white population of Western Virginia, by means of provisions of the Cons'i'uiion of Virginia, and al-o tho special legislation passed in pursuance thereof. Mr. WtuLF.r sets out by showing the ^ difference between the soeial organ'ia-! lions of Eistern and Western Virginia, and that this difference was developed to such a desree more than ?thir'y years ano, that John llsndolph spoke in tho Virginia Convention in 1829, of lho Valley nnd Western Virginia, as parts of the State wliioh be might cell alien to u?, rnd forevor separated from nur in terests and feelings. Torn (the Slate) by factions, marked by lines which di vide her into two different pnoplo?dis tinct in tfee'ing, distinct in possession, different and antagonistic in interests.? Mr. Baldwin, of Augusta, prediclcd lhat '"if t-lave representation should be forc ed upon them,the final result will be tho seperatiou of the Stale." So oppressive had the'legislation be corao, with no hope of relief in the or dinary way, tlrtt Mr. Goode, in tho con vention of Virginia in 1851. proposed thai tut tiouio ol Delegatus ?ud lho Sannto should each bo divided into two chambers, one composed of those cast, and tho other of lho members west of tho Blue Hidgo, and requiring votes by chambers utida majority of each-chan bcr nccessary to appropriate or raise nionoy by tsxe',1 loans, or otherwise. Mr. Wis* said, "wo (tho Ksst) had kept tboir nose (tho West) to the grind stone for the last sevouty five years in agony." Ho then procoeds tn show the unjust and monstrous system of taxation ; that no slave, ultliough worth 81G00 or >1* 800, can be valued ever $300 for taxa tion, and no lint under twelve years of n|M can l e taxed) although worth seron or eight hundred dollars. Ho thus shows, ihat over 9200,000,000 worth of properly, owned principally in Eastern Virginia, bus never boon lud while every upecios of property in the Went has boon overburdned with taxa tion. To show th* monstrous inequality of this system, I need only state, that in '800, the number of slaves in Virginia was 400,887, of whish number only I 12,771, were west of the Alleghenies. j 1 lie?e ore but a f? w of tbe evils inflic- j ted upon Western Virginia, and the bjr. dens under which she had suffered, but my object is merely io call attention to tbe spct-ch, and io express the hope that 'ha people of Ohio, through their rep resentatives in Congress, will, at the ne^t session of Conyress, welcome West Virginia into the sisterhood of Slates. The speech is able throughout, and no i.ue can rise from in perusal, wi'hout coming to the oonelusion ihc.t .Mr. W. is thoroughly master of his subject, and Is an able and fearless representative of the interests of Wost Virginia. .Such men should receive and reialn the confidence of the people. w. D. PHILLIP3, K<>r tlie !togist??r. Mason Coivnn, Nov. jo, 186-2. Mr. Editor:?Would it not be ps well to admonish the people of Westo o Vir ginia at iho present time, when Eng l.md and France nro threatening to in terfere in this rebellion, to uso every ef fort to urge Congress, to lake an early action on (he division of the State? So if ihe worst should omo, we may be stricken off from the dominion of Jeff. Davis <t Co. jj Cliiims for Nervier of lKceroncid Kildirrs. The following circular has been issu ed from the Adjutant General's office: ! Numerous applications are addressed lo this offre rek'ivo to tbe serviie of deceased volunteers of officers. Fraud ulent claims have been Jiicililated by in tormaiion procured from the public of. Bees, and to guard against such impnsi Hons and secure tbe rights of discharged I soldiers, or heirs of deceased sol,iers.no ! information as to the servi,,,. dis-barge, I or death of deceased officers or soldiers I will ba furnished, except to those who shall show themselves entitled io it.? ! Hence, in applications for information, where it ran be used h< a ha*!* of claim against the Government, or fur the pre judice of innocent persons, the following conditions must be complied wiih : I First. The identity ofthe soldier most be proved. Second. Heirs and rcprcfentalivea ! must show thai they are such. In these ca-es the j roof may be by applicant* I from credible and disinterested urraons ' certified to be such bv an aclin-r JU,J nee or Notary, whose official character ! m . 0 ,G ma(^ io appear. I liird. Where an agent acts he muit fa7e Z.nl3 rlhT'y "D ea,'h '"dividual ?;c?J,p w,th Proofll,sl "f "??? party who empowers him io the manner ibove indicated. fourth. When (bo object is to ob tain pay or allowances, the application must ba rnae'e to the officer of the Gov srnment, under whose direction pmmen: would be nrnlo. Where this nffierU satisfied of ibe rijHit of tlx- claimant. he will call on the Adjutant-H-neril fora^v mfornuiion n^ees-nrc in perfect the claim, which, if found on the re,-or s, will be furnished to bin, but not to tbe party coneorued. Kift.li. ?\Y herfl the nflilavits, oroiher evidence, proceed from n f,.reign Conn iryjtho official rharscterof the maifis trate, or acting officer bnforn w h < > rn ihay I aro taken, mu.t La verified bv a Minister or Consul of the United Stat. s r.->ileni in the country whore tueh evidence oril;* mates?the verification to ho ma le fn nil caae.1 under the hand and official seal of .such Minister or CoriHi). Sixth. Applications for certificates under tlio ^eal of the War Department, to be used in foreign countries 'will only he entertained when coming fmn iis higheihrepresontalive of ilia foreign country through the Dapartment of Slate. All the facie connected with the subject oj inquiry shonbl be commnnicatcd, par ticularly the full name, rnnk, regiment, and company of the soldier, when an I where he was last heard from, anil Hi* names of tlio officers under whom lu- scm ved. (Signed ) L Thomas, Adj'l Gen. The re-opening of the Mississippi Riv er, and iho colonli uion of Texas, are two of !'??. mm ??'(?"port.'sct nwrwalt now on tbe tapis. The former is entrus ted to Gen. MeClernard, n Western man of acknowledged ability, a man of nil others, probably tlio best informed as to the necessities of the ca?o, and the im portance <>f (ho" unfjfrt/iifi.eg. Uad.'r his jurisdiction, it is expected that our gunboati will soon patrol the Father of w uers, and open up navigation io Now !rili? foothold obtained, the re bellion is virtually squelched out of the territory west ol the river, since but a small force occupies Aikan-as, wljle the rebel inroad into New Mexico signally j failed Gen. Banks has already lak-n up his headquarters in New York City i whio!' P>"0 ho is gathering his forces I to prooocd by sen to Texas. Depute I lions of loyal citijsens frqoi tluu Slate assure the President that tho re appear ance of our flog i? il,at pari of the ooun j try will be (ho signal for an exhibition of I T loyalty?which will be done on the | assurance of protection by our Govorn | ment. Thousands of loyal Germans havo llud the State, who will return ami immediately rosumo the cultivation of notion. It i* also probable that an in | flux of foreigners and omigrants from tlio I Lnitorn States will sot in as soon as ihi* | U aecumplifhc I.?fronton Register, 1 Kcbel Atrocity?Sixteen Kculucktans hung by IS rage. | A correspondent from Alt. Vernon. I under date of lli# 2d, lay* : To-day a wagon arrived here, \vi,h three coffins for die remains of Captain King, late of Crab Orchard, and Lis two H"n?. who wero hanged at Cumberland Ford, with thirteen otlie-9, by Bragg, on Mi retreat. J hey were charged with hushwhaiklng. Ca'pt. K rig's brother Jack and Will Owsley, (? relation of King's, living at Hustonville, Lincoln county,) with sorno of the Cjlyers of Rockcastle, were with the rehels end tiaye sanction to the charge. The viu , tinis were mostly members of Captain Kind's company, r.dsed for the defense of Crali Orchard. The chnrgo of bunlc whaokioi', says our correspondent, was f l-e. ('apt. King was taken prisoner in a charffo, at tlia bead of his company, ; upon Kirbv Smith's pickets, in the Crab Orchard raid. Ho, with hw sons, was i confined in the Danville j ,il until after ' the battle of Peiryville. Some of tho ciliiens ol Rockcastle, together with ciii 7.aus from Lincoln and Pulnski counties, t arrested a loyal citizen of Rjckca^tle, formerly of the Union army, and, it is said, bo was hung with King. Our cor respondent says, significantly that [hey will be att, nded to. It wag rumored that John Morgan was in Soinmerset on , Sunday, with tif eon hundred cavalry, I wliioli rumor is credited by tome. ! Frankfurt Coinmonictalth. The Till Hill. The Washington correspondent of (ho [ Philadelphia Press, (Forney,) sayo of | the operations of the Tax Bill": : Enough is known (o enable careful observers to state that the tax bill, jud I from the reports alrewdy received I at ill" Treasury, will produce a,i almost ! uic il.ut iijio revenue?sufficient to pay t the interest on the public debt ilselfimd (to leave a 'arge margin for ihe necessary expenses of the Government as Ion** | the war continues. One very romp,,. tent authority states that the income de rivable from tlio la* system will ei(i< 1 (by at least fifty pci cent. i|,? allmm,: contemplated by eapguiiie frnmeis of tbo bill. Some nine or tin citiz*r,s of Barbour county were brought in last evenintr an I committed to the Aihtnatum They am : charged with bnyine up the .crip hfth. so called Confederate fnatoa ~ j During Ihe numerous r?i Is in thai , nrt ol.tJio.Stale they ht.v m mage.I to |P?v.. behind them a great deal 0f thi- ,u.:f and in no body had any use for it. it w s extensively hnuclit Up. Among tin pri oiieM who came in last evening a i ? me who lime heretofore been ronniij. ered l-.yal Bins. The most of them de ny tn?t llley W(,rp Cler L,?i|ty ?f i? ?p i'io ?eri. lo take uoutl). [Wheel. Ink'J. I'rif-is H[?.c men of one of lbs "born patri> iaus 'of the South, is a notoiious Yankee literary in?n calls tlicm : An o'd wretch came within the L'n 'on liin a at Ntin h'I ti a few dins ??">, i-'tkifi? 'or an esc.iped #l?v?. a handsontH s;irl of.seventeen vmrj. Find i.1? 'li.it i master's claim was not rccngtiu-:d. I pitiful ol I villain inasted upon elaitniitg her ly rig't nf buin^ her fith'or 1 Oh? the chivalry I The re!>o's touk 71 IIOU i.i lj of i ana fm'ii tl,? Frankf.irt Wolien Somjiimy, ' '?flVriti J.lnii n it paving,a lollnr.por'y .rd. | They skedaddled from thin debt, but | when overtaken after sumo trouble hv | Mr. Watson, they handed him ?if:lii thou-and dollar,s in t'niifcdoraie s r r, saying that was all they had. A gentleman lately returned from 'Eu rope, sayvti at half ihe ??<ople he met supposed North America was at war I with South Amerija.and ho was.frequerit ly n?ked where the Stale of ^Tew England was. From tile Army of (ho Potomac. Washington, Nov. 10.?It j< a(l.tcd tipoo positive information that ihe rebels | on the Rappahannock have been re enfor ced by s!0,000 men, a poriion of them j haying arrived through Richmond fiom | ihe army operating on the Blackwafer below l'atetaburg. an.i olhers coming j from -Western ^Ygitiiiv&fog- h part of Bragg'a army, under General Lorjng. According to t|,e authority of ihe Se cessionists in Washington, fien. |,.e de signs to draw our armv under Hurn-ii Is j to the Rapphaunoek, which lie has f(,rtj. j Red and -lefend.d villi a forte of I lilt I 000, while Stonewall Jackson is.to ervs, j the Shenandoah and attack b in in tho (flank nnd rear with ?10,000 men whom ,be now commands iu the Shenandoah ' Valley. j An expedition was sent hy Ren Ilein uolman on Saturday to the nmtnh of tho Potomac, to break up several iinugglinif establishments, which were forwarding stores'to the rebels. Quantities nf goods and rebel maiioy wore fouud, and a nutn | h#r of woallhy persons arnsiud nnd ( brought to Washington, j An importntit raconnolaanoo from Rolivnr (lights was made vntcrdrv by *"? 'with a force nf t?n tlmj. jand infantry surprising tho rebels at j Hal I town, oroupvintr Clurlealown, and pushing on to netir Berryville, until tho position of the relioI (ienorala Longstroet nnd Hill in the vicinity of Fronl Jinynl, j wero discovered, when the party return* ? odtocamp. They captured It! prison ers nnd wounded sevorel, end brought I homo If- hones and jlO head of ciUlr.