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Thursday Morning, March 13. '62. .Notice to SIrII Subscribers. \t e wish our friends who are sending ua subscriptions by mail, for less than a year j to cut out and bear in mind this tariff* of, rates, and so avoid misunderstandings. Weekly ti months tjOc. " 3 44 35c. Daily C months ..$2 75 " ? " j.'so " ' " 50c. Tri-Weekly 6 months S>1,75 3 " 1,00 " , } " 35c. fQ^Iu variably in advance. ?? 4B? - - J?-Fo*tical CovTmnrTioxs.?We are still the favored recipients of heaps of po etical contributions from various sources, very little of which possesses any merit ex cept perhaps as specimens of the ludicrous. 1 We have a batch before us which we can- ! noi pass over without si>:n- little notice. The first contribution is a lengthy story 1 toM iu bad rhyme about how three girls j fooled their old father : 01?1 Dad, so strict, as people say. Would let uo l?eaux with hi* girls star. To lock th? door old dad thought right. Least beaux should enter in the night. The disobedient girls in order to fool their careful progenitor went to planning. When the old gentleman, as they thought was in the armsof Murphy, the girls would go ap stairs and haug a sheet out of the window and pull their lorers up. It.happen..! though that latrone ulght. Old Dad IU out?saw ?uch a .grange aight, A sheet hung ont from window high? To pull it down he thought to try. The girls thinking they had a beaux at the bottom of the sheet pulled rigorous ly, but as soon as they saw the old mau's nose they dropped old man, sheet and all. The old gentleman was pretty badly hurt, by stopping so suddenly when he reached the ground, aud after being well cared for came lo the rather impropercooclusiou in ' dicatcd by the last verse: So the next morniug Dad gave in. And told hia daughters it wan no tin. To talk to fellow* after night, Dm that it waa exactly right. The moral is that you mu3t not bo too strict with gushing young women, for lryou do they will outwit you some how or other and perhaps bring themselves, their lovers and their friends to grief. \\ e have two contributions from Cheat Mountaiu Summit where the Muse exists upon army rations and does not seem to be in very good condition; but flitch, Boston crackers and poetry do not appeal to be altgether inseparable. A private in the 2d Virginia regiment on the Cheat Summit longs for his Nancy. On this rudeand sleety mountain, w nere thing* appear gay and fancv Thought. BII my mlod like a fountain,' All concerning lovely Xancy. The fountain gushes forth in an almost everlasting stream singing of life on the heat, of war, death, heroism nnd famine which the animate source fears. 'V H^ing hue) And filled thy hearing l.reaat with woe. The lover of Nancy, who must be a lovely g.rl to inspire the ndmiration or such a poet hero, then proceeds to inti mate that he would leave the Summit and rush to her arms ir he could do so with bonor and safety to himself and without detriment to the cause. He concludes by inviting Xancy. Join in my wi.h. M m Naner D With Jeff. In h?1, Mce?h in'thi- Ma. Which must be regarded as much less patriotic than profane. The other contribntiou from Cheat Moun tain is something after the style of the following: In the year 1S03 Two of na Indiana boy? went out in the wood, all _ for to hunt the wild turfa.,. 1 We take it for granted that our readers do not want to hear any more of this con tribution, after we have thus indicated its character. We sometimes doubt whether our thousands of poetical contributors are acting in good faith towards us. We are not aware that we baye ever done any thing to justify anybody in suspecting that we could publish such stuff as is now stretched out before us in a perfect sea. It appears to us like an acccsation without charges and specifications. Those who have witten iu good faith, and whose con tributions do not appear, will please ac cept our distinguished consideration, lore and admiration, aud will please allow us a brief respite from the mental gymnatica which we have been compelled to practice SO long and so unprofitably. tfcif "AtjDACiTr, audacity," said ft rebel ea er in the rebel CongTess, the other 1 ay. in speaking of the conduct of the "auJ?i'y is the thing that will win." ?e policy of the Wheeling Pr<? may be ted one word, "audacity." Notwith standing our mUd appenl tQ (hat paper nQt tinn f?l U'Um having the largest circula Of any paper ;Q Western Virginia, it me" t3 and W"h " reUcration of the state t- s?js that we know it, and that tZ;'XT' ?f le ever hm?8:Omnip0tent ?uda<:i* '"a, we ever heard of. The old Wheeling ITn.on is cast entirely ioto the 8h.Je * ed torwho could insist upon a thing like hors'e^r ?r^Ce horse If ,he r,?. has been sneaking around among our empolyees, a, it intU mates, in order to ascertain the extent of ozrT?a'.it must h"e r?aDj ?? tb? ruth, and therefore its audacity is the more apparent and shameful. The P?? as at the head_of one cf iu columns the words: "Entire circulation over Three Thousand." Now, taking the /V~ at it, ?Uh* '* Wbichl if " be in k?Ping ?'?. the statement we are endeavoring to science0"13! en?Ugh in a11 c?? we wfl , r h"e a? ,he '"formation 0t. Rrery tmployn in thi$ ofiei lows that our circulation is a great deal We repeat that the Iis trying to de ?"*??? 't bis not the largeai ulation or any paper in Western Vir gmia, and althongh we dislike lo oecupj ou X: T <he8elhi^'. - ow. it tc to Prole" against such mani " ' W,e anil unfair assertions. USSrTns First Battalion of Connecticut Cavalry, now encamped on the Island, un der command of Major Lyon, visited the city yesterday, making a very warlike dis play. They passed through the principal streets, and brought up in front of the M'Lure House, from the balcony of which they were addressed by Governor Peirpoint The Governor welcomed the Connecticut men to the Stato in a neat speech, saying that he was late in extending the welcome, but it was never too late to do good. He said they bad not come here to fight for Virginia, nor for Connect! cnt, but for Con stitutianal liberty in all the States. Major Lyon responded briefly and ap propriately, saying, among other things, that the men under his command had left comfortable homes and many domestic pleasures to take the field in defence of their'country, as their fathers had done before them. The |Battalion then gave three cheers for Old Virginia, and for Gov. Peirpoint, and the assembled crowd,at the Governor's suggestion, gave three cheers for Old Con necticut and the Battalion of cavalry. The horses of the Battallion are rather small and "leggy," but they are said to be very tough and spirited. The procession was escorted by Colonel Crolhers and Capt. Downing. S6^*Somk of the soldiers at Ghent Moun tain, last week took a copy of the Tntelli <irnctr containing an account of the late Fort Dontlson victory and hung it up in a tree inside the pickets of the secesh camp nt Alleghany, and the next day observed that the paper was gone. Some of the prisoners recently captured in Pendleton county and brought to the Summit say they never hear any news of Federal vic tories, and many were under the impres sion that the rebels occupied Washington City. J?~StEALINO A CARPET Sack AND A Pair op Bootb.?A sleepy looking cove who gave bis name as Sam Wells, yester day stole a carpet sack and a pair of boots belonging to B. F. Taylor, from the Pem berton House. Wells was found with the boots and carpet sack in a back alley, having rifled the latter and thrown away many valuable papers, which were after wards found. He was arrested, taken be fore Aid. Dulty and committed for trial. #SyAccidental Suooti.ng.?Yesterday as the Connecticut Cavalry were practicing a target shooting on the lower part of the Isleud, a stray shot found it way to the opposite side of the river and took effect iu the groin of a boy named John McCon nell, who was playing about the bank.? 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No. 3 Mackerel, 25 do No. 2 do LIST, MORRISON A CO. of Hanassas. The Wahsington Star by ia?t evening's mail, commenting on the evacuation of Manassas, says : We believe that they (the rebels^ nnl. ^"h6 ,0. lhierC?nolu3io" ,0 abandon theli ther urobahl"063 ?? Thu?*"/ when from ,H .ttbly commenced falling back ha?7nl ?,er "?d Leesb?g, ?lfe latter unll??.h^nlougreally untenable by tbem s??r,hh.7.:wer8 willine ,o riik? IK J!*er made 00 contest at Leesbure with hetw?or tbree companies of on?,rTop, that caiuo down from Lovett's Gap ou the day before yesterday, to feel them, ? it were. In retiring from there they doubt work. d'reCt f0r their facTtehMdt?ADy inc"dul,ou3 relative to the Th.t i 7 ate, H,,antloning them also That, however, is a military ncconiiiv since they bare abandoned their defences' on both then right and left flanks. The ten or8fift y "re dolD* 80 '? confirmed by ^?n ref?gees and contrabands who, avmliug themselves of the with drawal ol their (the rebel) picket guards" have come within our lines in the"../ twenty-four hours. H.J f6jr "P"?1 haTe "piked their guns and fled from their Potomac batteries and their camps and batteries from the mouth of the Occoquan u? t0 Wolf-rnn sboals-bnrning cLrv nff?7 f cverytbiug they coold not doni!f i" " hUrury' us tl,eJr certainly have done without thus leaving tbeir rieht WinchI . '^t our mercy, as well as their Winchester defences?their left flank? with any intention of continuing to re main a moment longer at Manassas than may be necessary to enable them to run their main force away from that position. I 'n,u?ri0n of'ho refugees and contra bands from whom the information re ceived comes, believe they intend to make a stand at the Rappahannock river, twen ,y?uf P'1?3 lu ">e rear of Manassas. Thai s simply impossible, because the ? rfor ton milcs north and south of the Orange and Alexandria Rail road is utterly untenable, even with prop erly constructed earthworks?which they are without there. The first range of country which thoy might make temporarily defensibio is at and around Culpeper Courthouse, though its frequent eminences afford quite as good attacking as defendingpositions, anil there H?r? fl?ty ?mhem' t0?- Su' we do "Ot ?'e lieve they will stop running until within mond thesmoke of the chimneys ofUich Prudent ^ nothing "?*t?Ter of the movements of our army that has thus fairly elboucd them out of their only defensible position this side of their nominal capital, further than that its operations having already brought about their anticipated effort to steal away from IhlTt.T' 'n coun,ry rely upon it that it is nobly carrying out its glorious 80 admirably commenced. The President and Secretary or War and the Gencral-in-cbief, of course, are busy as bees, with the matter iu hand, as well as every officer and man in the army of the Poiomiic. We have ftirther to add, that wo do not believe the rebels will attempt to hold Richmond for u week longer; judging their purpose to be to get back into the cotton States as soon as possible, Richmond be days'ago t'*D8">'e "IRn Manassas was three Tile New Article or War. The following new article of war, which was reported by the Senate Committee on Miliiary Affairs last week has passed Uie Senate. It will be promulgated as an ad ditional article of war for the government of the United States army : Ahticlk.?All officers or persons in the military or navnl service or the United S.ta'es are prohibited from employing any of the rorccs under their commands for the purpose of returning fugitives from service or labor, who may have escuped from any persons to whom such service or labor is k'n'u ,t0 be. du?' 14 0,1 any officer who shall be found guilty, by court-martial, of violating this article, shall be dismissed irom the service. Section two provides that this act shall take effect from and after its passage. Netvs from East Tennessee. (Prom the Memphis Appeal, Feb. 28.) A private letter to ns from Knoxvillc, dated the 21st Inst., saysThe Lincoln army isi within ten miles of Cumberland P* Tho mountain, it is thought, will be penetrated at other points and the gap at tacked on both sides. The present ap proach is probably a mere feint, while the great force of Eastern Kentucky will pen etrate into EastTenn^see and other places Our scoots tell us that General Thomas, at (Beech Gro?e) Fishing creek, has 6,000 pack mnles with which to transport sup plies over the mountains. We are send ing forward reinforcements with the great est possible despatch, but we have no tents, and the loss at Nashville I presume to be Irreparable. It is suggested that as our armies ad vance into the South, nil the rtbel journals should be immediately suppressed, and tbe types, machinery, and paper used to pub lish Union newspapers. Nashville, Mem phis, Charleston, Mobile and Savannah, will be fine fields for such enterprises as ihese. Our troops would liberally patron ise all such papers, and the surrounding people wonld have an opportunity of un derstanding tbe right and bright sides of the questions involved in this war. Says tbe Boston PottWe have beard or many instances or distress in business circles lately, but that of tbe New York merchant whose wife has given birth to twelve children in about forty-two months, in installments of single, twins, triplets and fours?seems to be the most harrow ing. A cobbksfoxoist of the Democrat, re ferring to Mr. Lincoln's late-proclamation seems to deprecate anything like an at tempt to imtimidate the rebels. But we apprehend that the movements of our ar mies of 600,000 men might possibly be construed as meaning something nearly or distantly akin to intimidation?LauinilU Journal. Two hundred thousand barrels of ale are manufactured annually in the city ol Albany. Under the new tax law that city will pay on this article alone two hundred thousand dollars a year. Thb tax on newspapers is more and more discussed, and the general impression, al least in New York Is,?that if the Ux li levied, the public will have to pay three cents instead or two cents, the existina price. ? ' Prkntick says that John Bell ran awaj from Nashville beiuase he was afraid o being caught by some Bell-hanger. Official Eeport of the late Kaval En gagement. Washington, March 12?The official re. port of Lieut. Pendergrast, ofthe Congress addressed to Commander Mara ton ha.' LientrWpar<i.?d '? th? Nav-v Department? p?**dergrast states that, "Owinir cer It?h ' the late C0IDn>andlog offi? cer It becomes my painful duty to renort to you of the part the U. S. frieate Ton. gross took in the efforts of our vessels at fheeW8.?hr^ra 10 repelll,e rebel a?lUlaol? When the Merrimac, with three ?mail gunboats, were seen steamiug down from t?Tk' and J?"d ?PP??chedg?ear enough to discover her character, the shin was cleared for action. Al ten minutes Z two o clock the Merrimac opened with her board"sid1*'"1 fBrR'>n pM'in* ?n board side, at a distance of about 300 yards, receiving our broadside, and givimr one iu re urn. After passing the Conceal Bbe ran into and sunk tbl sloop X'r tacked'usDki.| Tl,eS'S,,ner ""elslhen at tacked us, killing and wounding many of we setTi, ?!rinVbC f"tB Cumberland, Tssl.tLo.Vf Mau l0p 8aM' and wilb the assistance ot the tugboat Zouava run ?un vessel ashore at bnlf-past two. The Merri lance'"? if posiUen a8teri> of us, at a dls tance of about one hundred and fifty vard* ind raked us fore aud aft with shell whiil ?neof the small steamerl kept up a ?n our starboard qnarter. r(fnD 'he meantime the I'atrick Henry aud Lh7romffCr;ber1:Lt^er8'a/proaoh"d irum up ine James river, firintr with ?recisioo and doing us great damage. Our two stern guns were our only means of lefence. These were soon disabled one being dismounted and the otherhartM lu muzzle knocked away. The men were knocked away from them with great rauidi IZy SlllUgh,cr b>" tbc 'Cf'ble fire of the out tho prospect of any relief from the Minnesota, which vessel had run ashore in Ru?ud/' |Pto? getaTingle ue"i,^<^, i>l"> "u p^In5 con rjit w ' ,.hcr Ioss of lire ?? our Sf th* M e *"? lhe.n bo,lrJe,J hy nn officer of the Merrimac, who said he would take charge of the ship. He left shortly after? who? ? ? S?A" t0B CH,nB "'ougside whoso captalu demanded that we should' aud Bet out of the Thip as he intended to burn her immediatelv. A sharp lire with muskels ami 'artillery was maintained flora our troops usliore b? off Thf' l','lTi-tr tbe eflroct ?f driving u? .hi, ^ Merriiuac again opened on us, although we had a peak to show that we were out of action. Alter baviig fired several shells into us, she left us and cn &?8 ft S.l!n1ncsoU ttnd the shore batter es, after which, Lieut. Pendergrast states the wounded were taken ashore in small' boats, the Ship having been on fife from ?hot 2?Tkb ?if "I? "c,ion'froui the h?i shot hred by the Merrimac. lie renorts r 1" ? ?L ,be foll?wing officers : Lieut Joseph B. Smith, Acting Master Thomas Moore, and Pilot Wm. Rhodes? The following extracts from the renort of Commander Purviance, of the U S frigate St. Lawreoce, in regard to the ac. tion with the rebel flotilla at Hampton Koads, will prove interesting ? At half past 8 o'clock, we got under way, m tow of tho Cambridge, and when abreast of the rebel battery at Sewall's Point, tbe battery opened fire. One of the shells exploded under the forefoot of the fniur?*WrTlmV K' however. "O material injurj. The fire was returned, and it is believed with some effect. The Cumberland bad at this time none down, having been run into by the Merri mac; and tbe Congress had surrendered after a terrible slaughter of her men, and wheu rendered perfectly powerless by the hre of the rebels. The^ Minnesota was aground, and was engaging the enemv whose hre consisted of the rebel ram and four or five sidewheel gunboats. d When near the Minnesota the St Law rence grounded and that time opened Gre but her shot done no execution. The ar mor of the Merrimac proved invulnerable to her comparatively feeble projectiles advantage of these portentious cir ???"tan.ce*' ,the Merrimac directed her at mhflhf? .r r .aeveral projectiles of for. midable dimensions, one of which an eight pound shell penetrated the starboard qnarter about 4 inches above the water Ln?iHPaBS through the pantry of the f:?f , Som and lnto 'he state room of As sistant Surgeon on the port side, complete ly demolishing the bulk-bead and then struck against a strong iron bar which secured the bulls eys of the no", Tt re oen^H la\?. rhC g"ard room where it ex pended. It fortunately did not explode and no person injured. Tbe damage done i'Z.M 18 Bh.?.t Proye<l the power of the pro jectiles which she employed and readily explained the quick destruction of our wooden and antiquated frigates .???r P?Siti0n "i this time was one of some anxiety, being agraund. The tun MTU."|? ??? c"me aIongS'de and got us thn ?n.r " P?7erruI broadside from tho spar and gun decks of tbe St. Law ha^fCth?en ?taiU ab0Ut one m'le and a hei in ,Dt? i Merr'mac induced her t? withdraw, whether Irom necessity or descretion is not known. The report ofCapt. T. Van Brent in command of the Minnesota. has been re ceived at the Military Department. It ? J* if- Monitor came alongside of tbe Minnesota at two o'clock, in the after noon of the 10th of March, having arrived the night previous and reported for duty. that?th?^h?,?r hCj "PPearance, rejoiced that they had found a friend that would stand by them in the hour of trial. At ?Hn.l 1?k 1" lhaul dsy ,he ?-emy again appeared, when tbe crews were beat to quarters, but she ran past the Minnesota and tugs. At this time the Minnesota bo ing aground Captain Van Brent ordered ,be spar deck guns thrown over board and sent halfor the crcw on board a tug to lighten tbe ship; after which super human efforts were made to get her off After succeeding in getting her a half mile she struck again, for tbe tide had fallen so 'h"Jt there was not water enough to float her In the channel. At length howev ?Tjir, she was towed out ol the mud into ,he "me of writing re Fortress Monro's! an?b?r ?PP<"ite The fleet Snrgeon Wood, of'the Minne. wounded"'1*thB followinB liat of killed and Killed, 3, and 13 wounded. ? . Wabbwotow, March 12 ?The Telegraph morning. * at-FortrM8 Monroe this ? By an arrival at tbe navy yard to-dav it is ascertained that tbe rebel batteries at Occoquan Creek were evacuated yester day morning, whether permanently or not. 'here is no means of ascertaining. Gen. Fremont will return to Wnnhinrr on either this evening or to morrow ^! -D?* "War Orders. Washington, March 12.?The following orders by the President were published by authority in the Intelligencer of this morning. Their importance and bearing are manifest: [war GAZETTE PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.] KxiociiVf Mansion, ) Washington, Jan. 27th, 1802. J President'* General War Order No. I. Ordered, That the twenty-second of Feb ruary, 1802, be the day for a general move ment of the land and naval forces of the United States against the insurgent forces; that especially the army at and about Fort ress Monroe, the army of the Potomac, the irmy of Western Virginia, the army near Munfordsville, Ky., the army and flotilla it Cairo and a naral force in the Gulf of Uexico, be ready for a movement on that iuy; that all other forces, both land and laval, with their respective commanders, >bey existing orders for the time and bo ?eady to fulfil additional orders when duly fiven; that the Secretaries of War and of he Navy, with all their subordinates, and he General-in-Chief, with all other com nanders and subordinates of land and laval forces, will severally be held to their itrict and full responsibility for the prompt ixecution of this order. (Signed) Abraham Lincoln. Executive Mansion, "> Washington, March 8, 1802. / "resident'! General War Order No. 2. Ordered first, That the Major General :ommanding the army of the Potomac pro ved forthwith to organize that part of aid army destined to enter upon active iperations, including the reserve, bnt ex ilnding the troops to be left in the fortifi ?ations, about Washington into four army :orps, to be commanded according to se liorship of rank, as follows : 1st Corps consisting of four divisions, ind to bo commanded by Major General . McDowell. 2d Corps to consist of three divisions and o be commanded by Brigadier General ?2. V. Sumner. 3d Corps to consist of three divisions, ind to be commanded by Brigadier Gon ;ral J. P. Heintzlcmun. ?1th Corps to cousist of three divisions, ind to be commanded by Brigadier Gcner il E. L. Keys. Second, That the division now com. nauded by the ofiiccrs above ussigued to tic commands of corps, shall be embraced n a form and part of theirrespective corps. Third, Tlio torcos left for the defence of Washington will be placed in command of brigadier General James'Wadsworth, who iball also be Military Governor of the Dis rict of Columbia. fourth, That this order be executed ivilh such promptness,anddispatcb as not to lclay the commencement of the operations ilready directed to be undertaken by the irmy of the Potomac. Fifth, A fifth army corps, to be com uauded by Major General N. P. Bunks, ?ill be formed from bis own and General Lander's division. (Signed) Abraham Lincoln. Executive Mansion, l Washington, March 11, 1802. / President's General War Order, No. 3 : Major General McClellau having per sonally taken the field at the head of the irmy of the Potomac, until otherwise or dered, be is relieved from the command of the other military departments, he retain ing command of the Departmentof the Po tomac. Ordered further, that the two de partments now under the respective com mands of Gen's, llalleck and llanter, to gether with so much of that under Gen. Buell as lies west of a north and south line, indefinitely drawn through Knoxville, Tennessee, be consolidated aud designated the Department of the Mississippi, and that until otherwise ordered, Major Gen. Hal leck have command of said Department. Ordered also that the country west of the Department of the Potomac, and east ot Department af the Mississippi be a mili tary department, be called tbo Mountain Department, and that the same be com manded by Maj. Gen. Fremont. That all the commanders of Departments, after the receipt of this order by them, respectively report severally and directly to the Secre tary of War, and that prompt, full and fre nuent reports will be expected ol all and each of them. [Signed.] Abraham Lincoln. CONGRESSIONAL. SENATE, Washington, March 12. Mr. Davis, of Ky., preseoted a petition of citizens of Kentucky, asking Congress to turn a deaf ear to all schemes of eman cipation, and tarn their attention to saving the country. Mr. Trumbull, of III., from the Judiciary Committee, reported back the resolution for the expulsion of Powell, with a re commendation against its passage. Mr. Sherman, of Ohio, offered a joint resolution expressing the thanks of Con gress to Lieut. Warden and tne officers aud sailors under him. Laid over. Mr. Sherman also introduced a bill to authorize the President to take possession of certain properly. Referred. The joint resolution from the House, tendering the aid of the United States to certain States, &is., being the President's emancipation resolution, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary. On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Mass., the bill to authorize the Secretary of War to accept monies appropriated to certain States for the payment of volunteers, was taken up. On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Mass., the bill to define tbo flag and emoluments ol the urmy was takcu up. Mr. Fcsscnden, of Mc., oppose the pro vision reducing the salaries for service io the army and>avy, or in any service foi the Government, of ten per ceul. Mr. Foster, t|f Conn., also opposed the provision, he was not willing to re duce the salar^ of members of Congress; he thought thoy did not get too muoh now and he did nol think it just to cut dowc tbs^aymenU' of the soldiers who are in tb< army. Mr. Clark, of N. U., thought there wai no use in sitting here in great trouble be< cause the country was going to be rninec and croaking; if we will pass the tax bil people will sweep away onr financial diffi. culty as soon as the army will the rebels if we only let them fight. The motion to strike out the ninth sec tion which provides a deduction of ten pei cent on all soldiers paid by the Gov ernment, excepting that of the President was rejected. The bill was then passed. The bill for the release ot all pnson beld to service or labor in the District o Columbia, was taken op. Mr. Davis; of Ky., offered an smendmen that all persons so liberated should be col onized and appropriating $100,000 fa that purpose. Adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Edwards, of N. H., introdoced joint resolution, tendering the thanks < Congress to Mr. Ericcion for the enterprisi skill, energy and foresight displayed b him in the construction of the Monitoi and to Lient. Worden, officers and men fc the services recently rendered. Referrc to the Committee on Naral Affairs. Prom Washington. receTv?IUfrnT?S' Mo,rch 12-Information SS-fiT ?gentleman direct from M? r.r^ rJ 1 ut 10 o'clook tliis tnorn abo'ut t?rn".enlS condition of the army Tk.ell 08,was J"f8terdar afternoon W?? ? prevalent here tbat the rebels I Iswltlfo'u? rnCHUtrUtin(f 10 that vicinity, there 1? HttlJ -t0 j D' OD ,he contrary, mere is little if nny doubt tbat rebels have I retreated towards Oordonsrille, and that 1 they rest with their advance at the Huma- i "pno<-k 'heir camps extending back ! to Gordonsville 12 miles. Wn?' E- Lehman who was inad InH ohf ,ab"nt yesterday evening, asked vote in ? 'eaTe t0"dny K> record his tiou re8oniu0UonsthePr"ideilt'S emanciPa abIut5o?lelteA'frafpa E,y -HRVin? receiTedl New Vnrtr r0ln m,l'ers residing in on Wa? indPM r8d beforB ,he Oommifteo ed on th?hlMhBT? a-lreaJdjr been commenc b,5 , ?. Sfa'sasici nn!f?Uli?? ofspecial interest has transpired T, Kme.r "ide of th0 Potomac. p the Senate lnt'?dQced by Mr. Sherman in tne Senate to-day, ,s as follows : .J?"' oa* authorizes the President to sons as fvfi'i ?f n" ProPerti' and per bereaftor n ,.ows: the persons navv of H? k F ?fficers in the arm7 a?d niter acting n? ' .s.econd- Persons here ?i!f, ? as President, Vice President members of Congress and Judges of the wnori of ti?fCd?ratC Slates ' tl,ird' Gov" ?.J?? ,of llle States, members of the Million ih??h f08 0f tt,e Stut<,s in suDnort ilil ''efca/tcr takc tl.e oath to support the rebel Constitution; fourth Unitcd'sta 8 ?0ices of 'lonor under the Lnlted btates, who may hereafter hold an office under the said Confederate States filth, persons owning property in the loyal ,n"y ''ereafter assist orgfve aid to the rebellion. 8 tnl'r.iJr01"1 Section provides that to re cover the possession uf such property iu stituSd ln H1"* proceedings shall be in fo thV?ni ? ? "ame of lbe ^n'ted Slates, The Thi'lfs* ere ll,c Prol'erty is found. ?^e ^!"rd Section provides that the pro perty seized where judicial proceeding' nrnp' H ,ha" be held li" judicial ?h?n i "8* ?are restored, when the suit nature LTlitU.t,cd-> "nicies of perishable nature to be said or used as the service re =c^sh-,,^d?DanydTer^,:Vehr! hrdir;e^T"re8-eof ,"i,act- w,i?is nn??Cr '0n,Fifth ?iv" 1,10 ,,istrict Court the Ibis act 1SSUe Processes to carry out Section Sixth authorizes tlie President, by proclamation of amnesty, to release bed in??h K " C'a'8eS of Persons descri ofthis let seell0n from the operation From Fortress Monroe. i A";1"0"". Marcb 12.?The Old Point boat has arrived. 1 learn from Lieut. nf M.T'v!,' ?? a Passenger, that a copv of the Norfolk Daj Book bad been receiv ed, giving a highly colored account of the to8thR?hr, ,l7'u UPa-v9a compliment f?'be bravery of the crew of the Cumber land, and admits tbat some shot from that vessel entered the Merrimac, and that one shell which entered killed 17 men and wounded Capt. Buchanan, who subse be Bformid^ble. The Monitor i, Emitted to DaJf n?ak says the Monitor appear a raft6 a Yankee cbeese-box on thJ''? """"ac. on Sunday, was under Jone? trnitor A. P. Catealjy tbeTs!tnu"d0ayn'fi|bteDiS main'y COnfme,, ,0 on^h?MerHmac<:'>'l'r8 Brefl,li<1 bC The reason why the Merrimac did not hrst attack the Congress was because Capt. Huchanau had a brother on board as pi.y master. r J St. Louis, March 12.?Judge Geo. W. * . proper county, is announced as a. candidate for Governor of Missouri, at the August election. Miller has been for many years Judge of the Circuit Court of tuat circuit. Telegraph Markets. '"?rf-angoa and dnll r@ira^oV^hiSh%' ?l '"<? Md, #uL* y ,'tc* KJe lias advanced to 56rti59c ^Tn Whl?kn? n^,BOOd diem*,"? " ^ ?'U Bn" ? ww?y unchanged and firm at 19c. Provision, very dnll and tl,e luje. for flrat elan dtv V^kUl meas pork at $11, though there is not uch offerlnjr ^ ""PP1/ demand; bnlk meat, rtry ^Tx'ct'^^inm"-^" 5-"' SPECIAL NOTICES. | [From the Dally Kxpren, Lancarter, Pa.] "CHEMICA1 WRITING FT,t;iD.? "We are Indebted to Me?r?. B. Barr * Oo for a "apply of Laughlintf A Bn^fleld'i Ink, an article we have been lining excln.lvely for the year put. It I. manulactured at Wheeling, W?t Virginia. \W l0J,*l,Jr """ for* -""-a"' wavered, and to whoM patriotic the hlghert compliment we could pay woald be to ny that It U a. genuine, a. Tree, u unfading and permanent a* their ink, with which we make this record. "WenM FLUID became, after being torment ot,,,!r bUck derlcee, we have foaud it .u,?rior la re^c, toaoy oth.r, .lther fore|gn orhome nak^ and beuce pronounce It the beat and most reliable In tho market.'* LAUQULIN8 * BU3IIPIKLD, M?.nf?tnrer,, Sold by J. 0. Orr A Co Wheeling, Va. Heed k Kraft," Joa.Qraree, A?d p? McKelvey, And Book Allien generally. ?_z_r" mm Heimstreet's Inimitable Hair Re storative. Tkia !? not a dye, but re.tore. the hair to 1U orlrl nal oolor, and la a healthy and beautiful halr-drew Ing. It haa been long te^ed. Sold by all drnggl.U. "fatoU-i?uM'J'C""' D,p?t- 302 B"-d?ay, N. V. Looid," couqii 8ore Throat, which yl^dto^JI besTnnfl|^ tacki the lnag.. ^' 'fnot to, l*>n at, UaoaCHiii. Taocaas" were flrat Intro Bsoxcsma, Amnu, Ouuia, the Sackiiu Culoh Public Speakers & Singers UgthfvS^ "r'CtUmI for clMr,n? "J -fngthen "4 ln ^la^'dne, a y^S??M25SniKRA,T^BSSK dK21 M. RKILLY. FIOUH.?100 bbU. Whit. wi,? in?,byMd OK0.ADAM3.48 Main ? THE FLAG OF OliK UNION Long may It ware, O'er the land or the free and th< bom* or the brave. A.M.ADAMS No. 30 WATER STREET, at the shortest notice, UNI - FORMS, uo(ur}>MMl in fit ,n^ wurkuitooblii, for Officer* of the U. S. Army. Alao furnUhea, with all equipment*, BKLTS, SWORDS, KKVOLVKES, 8ABHKS, 0AP3, %UHfc?w,5!SS CRoaa babiusu. ciioSB CANNONS, BUCK 0AUNTLKT8, FLAN NKL SHIRTS, BLUK CORD. PAS HANTS MILITARY BUT-* TONS OF ALL KINDS. Merchant Tailor, NO. 30 WATER STREET, SIGN OF THE STARS & STRIPES, M?k? to order the moit Fashionable and Neatest Clothes to be found iu the city, and baa Jus received from New York a superior assortment of Cloths,Ciissimcres, &Vcstings Under-Shirt?, Drawers, Gloves, Suspenders, Handkerchiefs, White Shirts, Ties, Stocks, Naooleon Ties, Gauntlets,'&c, &c. lias always on baud a well made stock of BEADY MADE CLOTHING, for Geuts, wholesale aud retail. dec6-3m AND STILL THEY COME] MORE NEW GOODS! JOHN ROEMER'S, No. 33 Main St., Centre Wheeling* At astonishingly low pricks for gash onlyl rrench Merinos, plain and figured, of all colors. Thibet Cloths, of all qualities and colors, from 25 to 50 cents. Plain aud figured Muslin DeLaines of all colors and styles. Mourning Dress Goods. Bombazines, Black Merinoes.Plain Black DeLaines. Black Crape and Love Veils, Black Hosiery, Silk and Kid Gloves, Black Crape Collars, Ac. Shawls and.Cloaks, Embracing the very latent novelties of the Season. Ladies' Black and Colored Cloth Cloaks, Long and Square Woolen Plain and Plaid Shawls, ?* 44 B roc lie Shawls, rery cheap, " " Black Cashmere A Thibet Shawls, HOOP 8K1RTS, for Ladlw, Mlssea and Children . Hosiery, Gloves and* Undergarments. Ladies', Gents* and Children's Cotton and Wooleu Hosiery, in colors and white; Fleecy lined Cotton Hosiery for Ladies and Children; Merino Undenreets, Men's Undershirts and Drawer*, white and colored. White Bed Blankets; Red, White, Bine, Grey and I'iald Flannels. AMERICAN DOMESTIC GOODS, Bleached and Unbleached.?Cotton Shirtings A Sheetings, Clieoks, Plaid. Llnsevs, Canton Flannels, colored aud white. EMBROIDERIES.?Rich styles of French aud Scotch Collars, Black Crape Collars, Black Lace Veils, Bands, Edgings and Inserting*, Ac., Ac. . Also, to arrive, a large assortment of Furs, (cheap) Wuolen Hoods, uew and spleudid styles of Hoods, Woolen Comforts, for Men and Bova, in large quw ? titles. All of these goods will be sold at very low p* for cash Please call soon, at No. 33 Main St., Centre Wheeling. aorSO JOHN ROEMER. NEW GOODS! wr HAVE JUST RECEIVED ODE Fall and Winter Stock ?or? Cloths, Cassimeres& Vestings\ ALSO, A PULL ASSORTMENT OP GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS! WHICH WILL BI SOLD AT EXTREMELY LOW PRICES, FOR CASH! acta W. D. SAWTELL Jt BBO. Grand Arrival! CLOAKS t CLOAKS I CLOAKS I IN addition to my regular stock I am now enabled to offer to my customers a magnificent assort ment or FRENCH A ENGLISH BEAVEK CLOTH CLOAKS, superbly adorned with crotchet orna ments, and especially intended for HOLIDAY GIFTS. Among these will be found some rery handsome Nsw Sttuqs, and no lady should purchase a Cloak without first examining my ntyles and prices. FURS I FURS! FURS I My stock of Furs consists of Hudson Bay 8able, Slink, Fitch, Siberian Squirrel, French Sable, etc., in Capes, Cloaks, Victorines, Cuffs and MuSs all at prices to suit tbe times. SHAWLS at reduced pr ces. Silks, French Merinos, Delaines, Ottoman Velours, and other fine Dress Goods in great variety at aston ishingly low prices. A handsome assortment of EMBROIDERIES, suit able for Christmas Presents, cheap for cash, at ALEX. HEY MAN'S. dec24 137 Main St., Wheeling, va. A BABE CHANCE! FROM this day on until the let ot Januarv next, I will sell all my CLOAKS A FURS at less than first cost, to induce everybody to bay a nice Christmas or New Year's Gift. COME ONE, OOME ALLI Select a nice present for your mothers, wives, sis ters or daughtsrs, at ALEX, HEYMAN'S, dec24 137 Main stM Wheeling, Va. CALL AND SEE ~W YKES' Photographic Gallery! WHICH IS NOW THE Largest and Most Complete Establish ment in Western Virginia. TT A VINO RECENTLY ENLARGED A RK FITTED is our Gallery, we bare spared no expense in ma king it complete for every branch of the Art and tbe comfort of visitors. Our new addition contains a LARGE SKY LIGHT on the bank of the river, giving ever j advantage desired. Prices as low as at any Gallery in the city. Entrance 139 Main St., opposite Pnlo^. Top of the 1 POMADES, SOAPS, EXTRACTS for the Handkerchief Lip Mm, Orl.nUl Drop., otto of Rose, Cosmetic -Cream, Ellxer a desirable mouth wash, Almond Soap, Ac- at D. NICOLL A BR0*8, bo**? 100 Mala st. WILKES HATH?Something entirely new dec21 HARPER k BBO. RAWING PAPERS.?-Drawing Pape>. Bristol Board, impression Paper, Colored Print. Paper, Press Paper, and Poet Office Paper. For sale cheap, by JOS. GRAVES, No.30 Monroe st. TO WHOLESALE DBA^rIT^ - ? ?* . r t WK <*n offer tb. mum lodocMMDU totL. .Trade, by onr long experience, cash purchases and the largest stock, [da-41] HARPER A BRO.