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Trl-WeeKly, ft
Hangman Foote has left the rebel
•Congress iu disgust. He despairs of
Wel success— weeps over the over
^-helming defeat of Hood at Franklin
£ud Nashville—concedes the capture of
Vu? Savannah and Charleston, aud in pite
/'..T^lus tones, ask* what can save Ricli
*phond." Foote presents a sorry picture
*of the high hopes aud anticipations of
The relel Congress swins be pauic
strickeu. During the same session, Mr.
^..JjlcMullen, of Virginia, offered resolu
tions, providing for the appointment of
eace commissioners to Washington.—
are inclined to the opinion, that
"Sherman, Gillem, Davidson, Rosecrans,
Curtis, Mc(\ok and Stone man, have
purged the rebel stoinaclisof tight ing bile.
Report says that the rebel Congress
passed, almost unanimously, the Bill
fining the negroes, the intelligence of
JMiieh was causing a stampede among
"$lie colored tblks.
Lee is reported wounded, while Jeff.
Davis is said to be suffering from neu
4falgia. Guess Sherman and Thomas
have affected his nervous system. The
,i, ^truth is, reader, the news is excellent,
|^orioud, splendid. We feel like sing-
Uig the Doxology—"Praise God, Ac."
'f^-for the splendid success whioh has
gowned our arms during the past few
Greeks. Rebellion is tottering to its fall.
Victory, complete and overwhelming
.. ,jjilli^oon be ours, and peace shall once
^fcore bless-our land. So mote it be.
Wtf*4re asked by meti who arestriv
i to make money iu a legitimate way,
%i»at we mean when we talk about
'••soulless speculators, «&c." In res
ponse, we reply that we cannot in rea
\$on mean A. in Muscatine, who buys
tfheat, or B., who buys pork, or C., who
i"-purchases corn. These men do not, nor
,'ORH they control the market va,lue of
^heae commodities. Indirectly and in
aocently tiiev may give aid to a spirit
.Vl'bf specufatiou, prevalent where the
Soulless" reign and control. When,
Jherefore, we talk about soulless specu
lators, we me4n those men who by fair
Ot foul means Wataiu information of im-
Weekly journal.
•i M:
^Insertion, #1 .V) I A months, 7 00
2 50 months 10 00
"fVionth SO I 1 .. IS 00
-,| »"A liberal duduction iiiudo on lnrs«r H"ivertl«c
tr.uatent advertising must befalii for ID
The Kfwa.
or prospective wants of the
jvernment, gb into the market, and
over-biddihg their neighbors, come
•ffritn possession of an invoice of sugar,
v i(j|r.
pork, coffee, buttfr or any other
-u~1'autable article. When, therefore,
the Government enters the market to
tourchase, soulless" controls the mar
.':|iet, and compels a Treasury, struggling
fb make both ends meet, to pay largely
In excess of the real value of the article.
These art soulless speculators," who
»onopolia« the coffee stock in our large
'commercial cities. They are soulles-s
.jujceulators'' who run up the price of
Hour, compelling the Government to
pay one third or one half more than a
like article would cost in cities where
monopolies do not exist. They are
soulless, because they know the
Government must have what they mo
nopolize, and the people must be taxed
to pay their extortion, over and above
fhe real market value of their commodi
ties. And not only must they be taxed
*mce, but again when they go to their
merchants to purchase the necessaries
and comforts of life. Extortionist is a
more fitting term for such speculators.
The people are not burdened by the
Government, but are compelled te sub
mit to those, who to gratify their avar
ice are to-day grinding down the poor of
this land. To reach them is difficult,
v *r the producer wants the most he can
U get for his produce. He who has gold
to sell, wants the highest premium. So
[fflpng as these will sell the extortionist
trill buy and sell again. When this
eruel war is over, the occupation of
jjjJJtiese men will be gone. BUt let the
!,V people remember them as enemies of
their country and themselves, over
whose misfortunes they sought to grow
rich, and brand them as they deserve.—
Our only hope is that financial disaster
may overtake all such men, and pover
ty stand grinning at their doors. We
want to heap coals of fire on their heads.
Se«uro rourl'assirartH.
We mean all you sneaks who are ma
king your arrangements to flee this
country and seek an asylum in Cana
dian thistle fields. We tell you if you
want to avoid an honest draft by run
nii^g away, now is your time, Don't
wait until your name is drawn from the
Wheel, and then trouble your pa's, ma's
and brothers to gather up a little filthy
lucre, with which you can get away, but
go now. "Stand not upon the order of
your going, but go at once." We advise
you thus, because, as we are informed
by the .New York Tribune, the Govern
ment will soon issue its mandate re
quiring every man going to Canada, to
jBhow his passport, before he can cross
the boundary which divideth that land
from ours. We rather think, gentle
i men, you will want some strong letters
of rceommendation from well known
and responsible parties before you can
get that little "pass." So all you
«neaks, who are about to leave the
country for the country's good, take up
.your bed and walk. "We hope there is
lino mistake about this contemplated ac
tion of the Government. Until the
coming draft is completed, let no man
,f. depart to the refuge of rebels, pirates
And Northern sneaks without an au
thenticated passport.
Ig^The Rebel Confederacy may not
fbe on its last legs, but it is quite certain
the Rebel Senate has lost one Foote.
We leam from the Davenport Gazette
that Lieut Samuel Duflln, of that place,
was awarded the "Gold Medal," offered
by the War Department to the bravent
and best soldier of the 17th Army Corps
during its operations around the city of
Vicksburg in 1803. Lieut. Dutlin was a
member of Co. K, 10th Iowa infantry,
and received a mortal wound at the bat
tle or Kenesjiw Mouutaiu, from which
lie subsequently died. His family re
Bide at Davenport.
—The Davenport Gazette gives fur
ther particulars of the entertainment
given two supposed escaped rebel pris
oners at the house of R. M. Pretty man
in that phue. There is no doubt of the
truth of the oireumsuinces. Pretty man's
daughters \\«-re especially attentive to
the supposed rebels, and one of them
actually kiwil one of the young men
It is needless to say that Prettyman
was a Democrat" in good standing in
the late McClellan party.
-Henry Haupt, of Davenport, who
was lately on trial on the charge of aid
ing in concealing a deserter, lias been
put under Sl,(K)0 bonds to appear at the
I'. S. District Court at Des Moinea.
—The M. & M. R. R. pays ab^ut $1,800
Federal tax per month.
IMPHOVKD.-The Davenport Gazette
is now printed on new type from Sclio
field Co's. foundry, at Chicago. It
presents a handsome appearance. The
(hizt tte merits its evident prosperity.
-The people of Davenport are agita
ting the question of purchasing a steam
-'The colored people of Iowa City will
celebrate .Emancipation Day on the 2d
-Gov. Stone telegraphed from Wash
ington on the 24th, that he was on the
point of starting for Sherman's army at
—The Supreme Court adjourned on
Friday last, after a protracted session at
Desmoines. Ninety opinions have been
tried and filed during the term. An
opinion was delivered by Justice Dillon,
in the case of Wasson against Mitchell
ivuii others, holding that that the mem
bers of the Board of Supervisors are lia
ble for carelessness and neglect iu appro
ving official bonds, and must be made
to respond in damages to the party in
jured by their careless approval of a
bond not possessing the statutory requi
DIAN A.-^-GOV. Morton hasissuedacallfor
volunteers sufficient to fill eleven new
regiments, one for each Congressional
District. The regiments will all ren
dezvous at Indianapolis. It is believed
that in this way the quota of the State
under the new call can be filled and a
draft Avoided.
CURIOUS.—A Dubuque hen has laid
an egg, upon which the words "Peace,
18(io," are plainly to be seen, and which
ta on exhibition at Dr. Munsell'd Drug
store so says the lit raid.
—Four hundred sick and wounded
Iowa soldiers have just arrived at Keo
kuk as we see by the Gate City. Others
are on the way to that city who will
swell the whole number in hospital
there to 1,000.
\pplications for admission into this in
stitution must be made to Mrs. C. B.
Darwin, of Burlington, President of the
Executive Board. There are now 53
children in the Home, which is tem
porarily located at in Farmington, Van
Buren county. It has a good school.
—Pel la, the present term i nils of the
Des Moines River Railroad,is only forty
miles from the capital. The State Reg
ister says the company offer to complete
the road to that city in one year from
this date if the citizens will subscribe
$100,000 to its
capital stock. Iturges the
people to accept the offer.
—The guerrillas who were in the jail
of Des Moines were sent a few days
since from Davenport to St. Louis for
trial. They were undoubtedly mem
bers of Anderson's band.
WOOD CIIOPPINO.—There were nine
ty-three loads of wood hauled and de
livered to the families of our brave sol
diers day before yesterday, and twenty
five more cut. Capt. Winslow donated
an acre of timber, and another was pur
chased with the money raised Thanks
giving day. Many of our best citizens
went to the woods with their axes.
About fifty choppers were engaged all
day and twenty-five teams did the haul
ing. The ladies (God bless them) pre
pared a sumptuous dinner and served it
in the woods. Considering the activity
of our armies at the present time it is
not at all improbable that some of our
neighbors and friends may have been
lying on the battle field wounded aud
it may be dying, while the wants of
their families were thus being provided
for. When this cruel war is over there
will be many a happy reunion, and
those who mourn for loved ones who do
not return will always be remembered
and their wants administered to by the
loyal people of the patriotic North.—
Marion Register, 23d.
RD.—The Burlington llawkeye, of the
22d, gives particulars of the desperate
affair, near that place, in Illinois, to
which allusion was made in our dis
patches. The circumstances are briefly
Three men overtook a farmer by the
name of Davids, at a bridge on the War
ren Plank road, about three miles east
of East Burlington, demanding his
money. He answered that he had none.
They then undertook to force it from
him, when he told them he belonged to
the same gang, and would show them
where they could make a good haul,
and thus compromised the matter.—
Davids agreed to meet them Monday
night, to show them their prey, but the
robbergfdid not appear. He afterwards
told them they were cowards, and dare
not attempt it, which probably excited
their courage, for on Tuesday night
they proceeded to I. J. Brooks' house
ana demanded his money.
It appears that Davids had apprised
Mr. Brooks of the affair, and he had a
guard in the house. One of the robbers
was killed and two mortally wounded.
Three of the defenders were slightly
The wounded rascals cannot survive.
They are strangers and refuse to give
any information wfajere they came
from. Y-..
luereiwc lu the Price of XeWM|aper«.
The New York correspondent of the
Philadelphia Enquirer says:
The coming New Year is likely to
witness a revolution in the newspaper
business here as regards priceB, &c.—
The venerable Journal of tvHiincrce no
tifies its juitroiis that ita rate of sub
scription henceforth will be .$15 per
annum. This is a big jump up, but no
more so than is actually necessitated by
the high prices of all kinds of printing
materials, manual labor, editorial serv
ices, Ac. Two of the other morning
papers, it is said, will increase their
price from live to six cents each.
This increase in the price of papers is
dictated by imperative necessity. Still
It is an increase not as great as has taken
place in other branches of business,
man who visited the house of Mr.
Brooks yesterday, where the robbers
were shot, informs us of two or three
particulars that vary somewhat from
our statement of the matter in our yes
terday morning's issue. It seems the
moment Mr. Brooks opened the door
they crowded into the house, and threat
ened him with instant death unless he
gave them his money, l'hat he might
be sure they were really in earnest, and
were indeed robbers, he expostulated
with them and seemed inclined to treat
the matter lightly, but they replied by
cocking their revolvers and renewing
their threats. On this Mr. B. informed
them that his money was in a room
above, and bade them follow him. They
all passed into the hall, he springing up
the stairs ahead, and as he reached the
landing gave a low cough, the signal
agreed upon. On either side o: the hall
were two rooms in which were fourteen
men armed with double-barreled guns
loaded with buck-shot. Upon the sig
nal being given the doors were opened
and thrusting out their pieces, fi red, but
as we are informed without effect.—
Nothing daunted, the trio returned the
fire, wounding three of their assailants.
But the next volley that flew down the
stairs placed two of the villains hor* du
combat, but the third managed to get
out of the house, and notwithstanding
he had been accommodated with two
charges iu his abdomen, r5n some three
hundred yards before he fell. When
found he begged most piteously for his
life, and a critical examination of his
wounds having been made, it is now
thought he will survive his injuries.—
As we stated yesterday, one was shot
through the heart and instahtly killed,
and the third through the head. The
latter survived until last night, when
he died at Oquawka Junction, whither
he had been removed. Burlington
Hawkeye, 23d.
Execution ol' Bounty Junipers.
IRi w(t
SKHX! *lI*
and the lllkli'.
The following debate occurred iii '^he
recent Constitutional Convention of
Mr. Berry, of Prince George's—Now
I propose to show from the Bible that
slavery is of divine origin. Will the
gentleman be astonished [A voice,
Yes.] The first reference 1 shall make
is to the 14th chapter of Genesis, the
14th, loth and lOth verses. I believe my
friend from (Veil (Mr. Scott) is fond of
reading the liiWe, but I am afraid he
lias read it to little purpose:
Anil when Abrain heard that his brother Mas
luken captive, lie armed his trained servant*,
horn in his own house, three hundred and
ighteen.and pur.-ued them unto Dan.
"And iie divided himself against them, he
,nd liis servants, by lilicht, and smote tliemand
luvstied Lii iii unto iiolmh, which is on the left
land ol Damascus.
"And he brought back all the goods, and ^aiso
brought it^ai!! his brother iMt, and his (joods,
and the women also, and the people."
Mr. Scott—That shows the propriety
of arming slaves. [Laugliter.j
Mr. Berry—They were fighting for
their households,and in support of their
institutions, led by their master. Abram
possessed servants which he marshalled
against his enemies.
Mr. Scott—Just what Abraham is
doing against our enemies. [Renewed
Mr. Berry—I now refpr to Jhe 16th
chapter of Genesis:
"And Sarai, Abrani's wife-,liorehint
,tK»ti'i.««|t\ i filCS
"Mii 'ii b* i.jfi
dren, and she had a handmaid, an 1-nyptliin,
whose name was Hagar.
"And Harai said linto Abram: Behold now
the I^ird hath retained me from bearing I prav
thee, ^t in iHito my laai.l, it may he that I may
obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened
1o the voice of Sarai."
Mr. Scott—r did notknowyou claimed
Bible authority for that practice. [Great
Mr. Berry continued reading from the
Bible to show the result of Abram's fol
lowing Sarai's advice, and the divine
sanction of his conduct, a blessing
being pronounced upon his seed by an
angel of the Lord, when he was again
interrupted by Mr. Scott, who asked
permission to say something. Mr. B.
already worried and fearing further dis
comfiture, refused to be catechised, and
took refuge in cant, saying:
"lam astonished, Mr. President, that
whilst the Holy Scriptures are being
read here, there should be so much lev
ity. I am astonished that the gentle
men should not have more respect for
themselves—for you as the presiding of
ficer of this body—for the Bible and its
holy teachings, than to make anything
read from it a subject of merriment."
To-day Charles Bcllingley, of the 7th
Indiana battery Thomas Ryan, of the
51st infantry aud John Murray, of the
lltli cavalry, were shot to death with
musketry at Camp Burnside, in this vi
cinity. There were four sentenced for
desertion, but a telegram was received
from the President reprieving Thomas
Doyle, of the 11th cavalry, for ten days.
The men who delivered up their lives,
convicted as deserters, met their fate he
roically. Two of them, seated on their
coffins, fell dead on the first volley. The
third one was only wounded, and a de
puted persor approached and shot him
through the head to nut him out of mis
ery. The Rev. Father Bessonies, of St.
(Catholic' Church, attended the
unfortunates since their condemnation,
and each one kissed the crucifix before
he died. By our military authorities
this terrible'affair was conducted with
great order and decorum. Very few
citizens were present. It is supposed
that an example for deserters and boun
ty-jumpers had to be made. It was
made, and an awful warning it is to all
this class for the future. The bodies of
the men slain were conveyed to the
Catholic burying ground, and decently
I®" List of wounded Iowa soldiers
who have been admitted to hospitals in
Nashville from battlefields near the city:
James Henyan, H, 2d lowaCav., right jaw.
Corp. W. D. Hooker, D, 2d Iowa Cav., cheek.
Jas. McKinzer. C, 5th Iowa Cav., thigh A head.
Geo. Phillip, G, 2d Iowa Cav., right nates.
Sergt. Isaac Wilson, II, 7th Iowa, lungs.
Wm. Puis, M, 5th Iowa Cav., fore-arm..
Thos. Blank, I, :?2d Iowa, hand.
M. Hart-man, K, 32d Iowa Cav., face.
Natli. Ticherson, K,.'KM Iowa, abdomen.
John Donley, L, titli Iowa Cav., foot.
Dispatches from Nashville report
the continued pursuit of Hood. A large
portion of the rebel army were without
arms,- having thrown them away in
their flight. S. D. Lee's corps was the
only one that had preserved its organi
zation. Forrest formed a junction with
Hood south of Columbia.
Mft»However cheap provisions may
be in our western markete, veii#on will
always be deer.
Call for 300,000 More Men.
WmoitKAS, By the act of July, 1804.
entitled "An act further to regulate and
provide for enrolling and calling ouf the
national forces aud other purposes," it
iu proyided that the President of the
United States inuy, at hia discretion, at
any time hereafter, call for any number
of men as volunteers for the respective
terms of one, two, and three years, for
military service and that, in case the
quota or any part thereof, of aay town,
township, ward of a city, precinct, or
election district of a county not so
subdivided, shall not be tilled within
the space of fifty days after such call,
then the President shall immediately
order a draft for one year to fill such
quota or any part thereof which may be
unfilled and,
WiiKKKAS, By the credits allowed iu
accordance with the net of Congress on
the call for 500,000 men, nirule Julv, 1S04,
the number of men to be obtained under
that call was reduced to 2N0.000 ami
WIIKRKAS, The operations of the ene
my in certain States have rendered it
impracticable to procure front them their
full quotas of troops under said call and
WJIHRBAS, From the I'oregoingcauses,
but 250,000 men have been put into the
army, navy and marine corps, under
said call of'july IS, 1S04, leaving a defi
ciency on that call of L'50,00
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln,
President of the United States of Amer
ica, in order to supply the deficiency and
to provide for casualties in the military
and naval service of the United States,
do issue this my call for 800,000 volun
teers, to serve for one, two and three
The quotas of States, districts and
sub-districts, under this call, will be as
signed by tin War Department through
the Bureau of the Provost Marshal Gen
eral of the United States and, in case
the quota or any part thereof of any
town, township, ward of a city, precinct,
or election district of a county not so
sub-divided, shall not be filled before the
15th day of February, 1865, then a draft
shall be made to fill" such quota} or any
part thereof uudei this call which may
be unfilled on said 15th dayof February,
Done at the City of Washington, this
10th nay of December, in the year of
our Lord 1N04, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the
By the President:
"WM\ H. Ann. See'y of State.
The 4«i*cut U.ittie Itelore iViwlivllh'.—A
I.etter from tlie low n.—Vivi(l lw*
eriiitiuu ul lie I'liiUiiiit
i'roia our own currospon kut.J
NASHVILLE, TUNN., Dec. 10, '04.
MR. EDITOR:—The battle, which was
so glorious a success In our arms yester
day opened thi:- morning with increased
vigor, and the usult of to-day's work
completely eclipsed that of yesterday.—
The blow struck to-day will rejoice the
heart of every loy al mail of the North,
though it may cast a shade of mourning
over the homes of the fallen braves." i
After being defeated yesterday, Ilood
fell buck during the night about a mile,
and erected new works on a high range
of lulls, which he thought he could hold, I
as the position was a very commanding
one. His lines were contracted into the
space of little over a mile, his forces'
massed and told to hold their ground or|
die in-their tracks." Our lines were!
formed in the following manner A. J.
Smith's corps, the 10th, held the center,
Steedniau's corps, the 4th, held the left,'
and Schoiieid's corps, the 'd, held the
right, and were in reserve. The cavalry i
were thrown around on the extreme
right to worry their Hanks, and if possi
hie, get in their rear. Skirmishing com
nienoed along the lines about daylight.
The rebel picket line was driven back!
to their works close enough to allow our i
batteries to advance and open on them.
All the batteries along the line opened
with terrible effect. So continuous wasi
their lire, we could not begin to distin
guish the shots apart. It was far more
terrible than that of Vicksburg. This
continued until about two o'clock, when
we were ordered to carry the first line of
their works. This order was responded
to by a deafening cheer, and forward
double quick" we went over their
works. The rebels fled back in a hurry
to their last and strongest position,
where the final and decisive struggle
was to take place.
Our boys were halted and our lines!
re-formed for the finai charge, which'
was ordered at half-past three o'clock.—
Cheer after cheer rang along the lino as
forward the column mo\ed. Here we
were met by a perfect shower of rebel
bullets, together with shot, schrapnel
aud shell. They caused our men for a
moment to falter, but only to Increase
their excitement to madness, and with
renewed yells they again pressed for
ward, sending volley after volley into
the now wavering rebel columns. Soon
the old flag was planted on the parapets,
and the boys in blue" climbed over.—
The rebels broke in confusion. Those
who could not escape threw down their
arms and surrendered themselves in a
manner pleasing to witness, by putting
their bats and blankets on their guns as
a flag of truce."
Five thousand prisoners are taken and
over forty pieces of artillery fall into
our hands. Hood, instead of spending
Christmas in Nashville, is fleeing back
into Rebeldom.
Night closed the drama, aud again all
is still save the shrieks and groans of
the wounded. And as the pale moon
shines down on the bloody field, it
sliowsto the
spectator the ravagesof war.
The Thirty-Fifth, during the fight,
were in front, on Smith's left, under the
fire of two rebel batteries. Bui, they
stood their ground firmly, and when
the order was given they charged a bat
tery and took it with a loss of only two
men wounded. Thus they have safely
passed through one of the hardest
fought battles aud greatest U^io^. victo
ries of the war.
Dec. 17th.—Hood is still fleeing. Our
forces are folio ing. Squads of prison
ers are being sent to the rear all the time.
Yours, &c., "DICK," 85th Iowa.
[From a private letter from Albert Sibley to his
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 18.
-:i Charlie and I went through
the late battle unharmed. The victory
was a glorious one, and we are now fol
lowing Hood's demoralized army. The
weather is very wet and disagreeable—
rained all last night. Our loss (.'15th
Iowa) thus far is 2 killed and 15 wound
ed. I thir.k most of the wounded were
slight. None wounded that you are
acquainted with.
J8®* The number of hogs packed at
Chicago up to the 17th instant was esti
mated at 527,929, against 507,100 to same
date last year, and 402,570 in 1862. The
receipts at Cincinnati to that date foot
up 308,726, against 307,509 in 1863.
There have of late been quite a
number of deserters to the enemy from,
the Army of the Potomac, mostly from
among the alien substitutes. Four of
these, who had been recaptured, were
hung on Friday, and their fate, it is
hoped, will be a warning to those who
were tempted to follow their example.
mr of what English poet do the op
posing military commanders in Terrnes
jfewee remind one? Thomas, Hood.
afe.A*f*&ss&- '"'iffl- i •i-iiirmiifiiiiirir'i
Sixteen liiinilr. rebel uiiisonenj, ftom
Hood's nrnty, atvfvi'fl ftt f"»nip
An old man and his wife iu PutViam
county, Indiana, put a fettle of live
coals in their bedroom, during the late
cold snap, and were smothered to death.
A letter from Vicksburg says that the
appropriation of Jeff. Davis' farm for
the use of freed men will relieve the
Covernment of the supp6rt of ten'thous-.
and negroes.
The Canadian frontier is to be guarded
by 3,000 provincial militia—detachments
being stationed at Wiudsor, Sarniu, Ni
agara, and other points. A company of
Federal artillery is to W stationed at
i'latlriburg, N. i".
Ten car loads of rebel prisoners cap
tured in the recent battles in Tennessee
arrived at Indianapolis on the 21st.—
About three hundred were sent to John
son's Island,and the remaindersta Camp
Edward Fahnestock, who killed a
man named Clifton! at Lafayette, Intl.,
about three weeks since, has" been tried,
convicted of murder in the first degree,.
and sentenced to bo huti^. A now:trial
has, however, been applied for.
Tl.e following were the gro-s receipts
at the leading New York theatres lust
week Walhtck's. £3,500 Winter (jur
lien, $3,000 Museum, £3,000 Olympic,
$3.4iR Broadway, £4,000 New Bowery,
£3,800 Old Bowery, £3,050.
President Lincoln wrote his laHt mes
sage on sheets of card board, which he
laid ulion his knee and wroteupon as he
sat with his feet on the tabic and his
.chair tilted, after the Yankee style.--
Historians will please make a note of it.
Miss Dr. Harriet It. Hunt, of Boston,
has issued her twelfth annua! prulosi
against taxation without suffrage. The
natural right of woman to be man is as
evident as the right of a hen to crow'.—
There is no use in arguing the case.
The number of vessels laid r.p in Chi
cago for the winter is three hundred
and thirty-eight. Of these four are
steamers, thirteen propellers, twenty
tugs, thirty-one barques, fourteen brigs,
two hundred and twenty-five schooners,
and thirty canal boats.
B. H. Braii:ard,of Bureau county, 111.,
who had just returned from Tdaho, anil
was stopping in (Juincy, was knocked
down in a street of that city on the night
of the 20th, by two men in soldiers'
clothes, who robbed him of £1,000 in
twenty-dollar greenbacks and £2o0 in
gold nuggets.
The Easton (Mil.) Gazette says that
large numbers of people from the North
ern States, and from Western Maryland,
have been purchasing land in the East
ern Shore counties with a view to settle
ment in that section of Ihe State. Nu
merous farms have thus changed hands
since the adoption of 10ie new Constitu
Chief Justice Chase read and admin
istered to himself the oath of his high
ofiiee he being the highest judicial offi
cer in the land, there was no one quali
fied to perform that ceremony but him
self. lie took his seat on the beuch,
robed in the black silk gown, and the
court proceeded with its usual business.
Thirteen millions is the profits from
captured blockade-runners during the
last year. Half goes to the government
and half to the captors, and of the latter
half, the snug little sum of £3,2Kl,noO
goes to Admirals Lee, Farragut, Dalil
gren, Bailey and Porter the three for
mer getting the most, as they have been
in the best positions.
Among the Chicago prisoners is a
Canadian named Vaugnan, who has
turned States evidence. He claims to
have been intrusted with funds by Ja
cob Thompson, formerly Buchanan's
Secretary of the Interior, to pay the
cost of burning Chicago, ami to pay the
expenses of a lot of Col. Jesse's men to
Chicago to vote, and if opportunity of
fered, to fight.
Some of the elite of New York are
making an effort to reform the custom
of late hours at evening parties, which
they consider injurious to health and
beauty. A new mode of invitation has
been devised to convey a delicate hint of
the new system. "Mrs. Smith will be
glad to receive her friends between the
hours of eight and eleven."
A Rh.ide Island paper records the
most contemptible instance of counter
which can v ell be imagined. A
man with a ialent for such business cuts
cut the cypher.- ou the ten-cent fraction
al i- n-rciiey ami pastes them on the five
cent notes in such a manner as to make
them pass for fifties. Several such inge
nious petty forgeries have been found in
A movement lias been set on foot in
Ohio, originating in Lancaster, his na
tive city, to raise a fund with which to
buy a farm for General Sherman, "as a
substantial and enduring token of their
appreciation of his genius and his
achievements, and as an evidence that
they desire that his name and fame
should be forever united with his native
Mrs. Hutchins, the rebel sympathiz
ing lady of Baltimore, who tried to send
a sword to the notorious Gillmore, a
sort of Maryland John Morgan, and was
sentenced to five years' imprisonment
therefor, has been released by the Presi
dent. He probably thought that a
month in the Fitch burg (Mass.) House
of Correction was a sufficient punish
ment to insure greater discretion on her
part in future.
Representative officers from among
the prisoners lately arrived from the
South, are urging upon the President
the imperative necessity of giving the
rebel Government notice, bv proclama
tion, and otherwise, that if fair and hu
mane treatment is not accorded them
within thirty days, all rebels in our
hands will be reduced to such rations
and accommodations as our men re
ceive. They are confident that such a
course would bring the rebel Govern
ment to terms within the specified time.
The accumulation of large stores of
gunpowder near towns and cities, under
the operations of the war, is attracting
attention as exposing such places to
serious danger. The Chief of Ordinance
of the Navy says the explosion of five
hundred tons of gunpowder in the vi
cinty of a city like Boston, New York
or Philadelphia, would level spire and
dome with the earth, and shake either
of those cities to their very foundations.
By the explosion of a far less quantity
an entire quarter of the city of Leyden
was destroyed in 1807, and one hundred
and fifty persons perished in the ruins.
ncraaAW *oar
ft /Wf(J H»
Chicago, on tlu -liM. .•JMll'l KD J'OH Till: IfftUliAL
The Government aoemuokivt: fciiil nia1-1
the kind in the world. -*-o
Qnoilivtoty'ii ,f fthjBiid$tti'B r\ i
ad(eut'iaved_iy,an ts rfegfmentaJtfohAji yQ
had engraved upon.its i.^
elminfft of -three batch?*, in
which it has been engaged sincfe-2ttny
Kverything now looks favorable to an
early peace with the Indians in upper
Missouri. Gen. Sully has gone to Wash
ington to seciirrt authority t» treat "ft-rth
President's Island, in the iilis^iKslppl
river, below Memphis, Tenn., js, by or
der of (Jen. Dana, reserved and'set apart
for the purposes of the Freedmen's De
Ol' COlitUlj,
15 1
Savannah Oapturecft
0ft© Hundred aad Fifty Heavy
.Gfiijns and a large amouzitrf
piilitary stores1 takeu,
WAR 'Pril-'AKi'MisNr, NO-TON'
lec. 25, "ry. if,—AJrj. Gut. dis
patch has been received -thi^eveniug, by
the President, fiot^i .General ShcrniM!,
dated .-avannab, .Thursday, Dei*. 2!?d, ...
announcing his occupation of the i-itv lf I responueiu
SNivumiitli alul .l,t »(««»f b,»,- S3*
died ami fifty guns, plenty of ammuni
wltion is iu ad** of he
"prose n po -1 Would taHp
llardee's forces, whioh hail PreP!U'
i Confederate loan depressed by thV be^te
Gen. iFostieir'B-dispatoh from steamer iot success. ,. ,.
Golden Gatet Savannah river,:Dec. 22., A \u»lent gate on t.n,.-cd^st O-IK.kI
!»i o "--"ac.'iiiundiitioui .Thou
ment at "Washington for i lettoiaiion of! ...
west VirgiftU, and Vam4.au h-V
I to get in Uis rear. l-jai^.iquuuw}^ u, uovncfffg That T.c-C -Ta. .i.'Cv.ooTT
sttire^ tiiiii troop*arc beiu^i.t
i ville from f'hatt '.in'%" A^h)yt4»le/-.'£iW*Sih.:cMint^ iCy.',
Richmond ttiti #fuw: ft ini(r]e tfcf«?a40d and
large nut
his orde«t,-.tt«!p/-law, %c.#.-'ihejUmt«t1
Lexas. ,, ^rde».^umIy .siw-anii'i licnuu,la.jurrivetl
audiOg "tile s.'W'^f*niftnt'i pttl ofj att.a^fce^j^efe^ied (uh1 ^^tedr^t li
nmbetw-oi'.Jswef eafcite. w-hii-h, .by ku^.tyUe, J\y.?.M.y
/ru^. %^rlhe)U.,
The TWuuch 4rmfy frSni ttif .^ita'dron.^
i giving eXtfrtWM from rete*l"|j,}pcrs!
1 1 1 A
l|I 17 'Ml 'J'- g'
8»vs The retad' bmiuum last i. Moxfioij^-Dr c. 21. -A., severe rain
went iu'u secret, ge^on ,»nd.a^to/m.V! stTOm ha* bccrPprevrdihter daj.
time wa-i hail. Tl'te ii^t-.- liou of at men' 1 hi- mail steatnwW£b-4*r, niin (5H$*
armhisr m».rrbeH wis "tiVoVjJit'^ipiand i-i Point. thi*-HfterM«oH, reports thai liMKt
bdlieVed to r-hn...«t not!ii»«^#8W'b»»ieuspirel at t-liefriiKf.
Hnanimonr-vote.v 'i-
mentioned in atiofahiur pa.'a«ra|*n.' •au$4.,{lM
The IrilnKt/* ijjieiiiiwloah T!
Dee. 15th v.-it* encoun-
!caused a
To JMttt.-Orn. kJrant ami Maj.Aim. HuHc^k:— °.C
Vhv oily ot .saw nuah was u*vupiv* on the 7:
o'rt t!!.^v^it'l"1'1 -V
morning (J (li«- (Jon. OUV Ul'itJ} COlillclcJil oi total i»UCCc3S
tiic tniiiioin^iated ftssanit, witu th. and {still pressing forward.
°nui'V^Vou I'liulcMdyr'''f6o}
aulookeu f.w,.Jieienfai«*iolui'e ilWeeidf
ivlcl iron-ciiuli* wor# l:ouru uj, H«iil the nax-y sat'ety in llight.
yard w: s uunipu. ah tiie .{• 'ii,- pr.^0ners continue/to arrive in^gaao
i* iuttiol antl-cosi'JM) citi/Cui!*.v)•«) !11 no v ii n
'lisiiusi-ti ,—some wouiiileii, a^id ^:1
Tbe' ui»i«v«!K iiiL'tuii hoo sjuys,, dispirited
1.) oBiotiA'i-H-mi goo .-ortf?*.. uhf y-"'--. a"
.stii)|)l.« •.uituiiumua auil, i o
suuiiiej's.i.uil.vsUO in.ie.sot« ortrtv1#f'Hy-,toTtHi I McCook struck'p-*rt of the rebel Lvon'S
IU wiirebous-,-. All- tlKve'- .•.iwrrtU -,.fiu"'®''?:command here at-davlight- of the 'itit-h,
HJI'ltini'»r»t hi• lOlllfiS.S Vict-Oly Ovfcti, lfr.t- Al- i i *1 IvtiJn oi'i -i
bulla, Jup'lv wuii.. 1 i-'luumui'-.i'lon I deleateu them tiad captured tl^iraitil-v
with tuefUy v Jtjy »t»4i»-.-s. to-uy, taking lery, and is pursuing them.
u all ilie-t^riHiliiif'.vt.'Ciail.l ,e», IUKI passing I i
i mediate reduction of Bunk of, EhgiiulU.' A wv.? u
'ifcc. o~ Official
fwwi fFOin the 'wrm v.
Earl 'Carlisle
1 )iiivo-tlie honor-to report that have jewt Uieu oil lac• oiii.
umicU" tifii. sheriiiau'b licjukjujiruTS in .. ,,'r
Savannah, seii.l MaJ, (itfv, of an* atuir, in I JjOflbV lt.l-h, UCC.
i)o:ir«rof.Ui|.iitches frimi a. n.'-ii-Tiu: n to ,vou, Nashville special or the suyf)': I lie
Miirt .lis.) a message u iiw cr-MUct, situation on the front is unchanged—
•The Jutirhttf.
W)mpietfely panic stricken at'tlu-ir
Hoi'KjNfcVin^k, Dec. 22.—GKiiieTal I5)'*
ssiiviy ovir uiiii is. .-Hiu'i^omiiirs are muiie to N 1SH OR1C, Lee. -Goid Mtaivel^
clear tin-uUnuiiei of oi: uastuustiouts. and inactive. The satisfactory asucct ot
-Signed.! otTKH, Msij. Gen. i ""litary aflairs acts as a drag tipon the
Tlie iviclimond paper 01 yesterday 1
Sec y of War. stamps
sold double that, quantity. He brought
Nrnv YORK, Dec. 22.—In the rebel him 10,000 soldiers'letters, which
1 louse of Representative* on Saturday haVe been mailed here to their respective
last.. Mr. McMi-llen, of Virginia, ottered
resolutions in favor of sending within' The army is'in' oxeellent Spirits, and
the Union lines Commissioners to treat their figlitihj condition, they $uyf was
with the representatives of tiie Govern-j
I,, .iMiiotii.m \r.- \f..Ariiiian 'ulacc
vide for it. What is possible tor us to
^ose Sul,i
body by means which 1 may not speci-1 were only about -JOO prisoners from
fy. The unjust, unwise, and deeply I
and Sherman should come around to
this vicinity iu ships—which I do not
doubt he now intends—what will be the
fate of Richmond
NEW YORK, Dec. 22.—The Herald's
correspondent in front of Richmond
says it is reported that Lee was wound
ed in front of Petersburg last Saturday,
and will be unable to report for duty for
some time. Deserters say desertions
The Savannah Republican of the ISth
says that on Saturday and Sunday artil
lery firing was kept up actively on both
sides, with more or less kirmishing.—
No change in the aspect i i' affairs. Ev
erything goes on well, an all are in the
best of spirits.
The Charleston Merc.ry of the lGth
says Sherman appears to have abandon
ed a direct attack on Savannah, antl
seems to be turning his attention to the
reduction of the outer works. It regrets
the fall of Ft. McAllister, and says the
enemy will next make a desperate effort
to take Genesis Point.
The Richmond Sentinel of the 19th
says Burbridge is retreating from South*
.1. ...
1 markets, against which the Bulls do not
state that 011 the -Jd 20 vessels of the! from' $2,224 up to i~2.2-l| and down to
Wilmington expedition had re-appeared
The dispatch of Gen.Bragg is published ... -1,
in the Itiebmonil papers, and is ai fol-: VV AsiiiNi-rfON, Dec. Col. Mltrk-
to contend. The price has ranged
BOSTO.V, Dec: 22.—A collision* took
Foote has retired to private life in dis- .killed. ihe persons killed \\ui e cv
list. Iii the rebel Senate, while the rencliman ami nis v« lie named 'oaitz,
tlemeu on this last occasion, perhaps,! water, and the thick snow storm pre
that 1 shall have the honor of address-1 vented the following freight train trom
ing this House, to look at the present seeing the signal* made lor^ it Lo stop,
condition of the country before they re-1 ALBANY, Dec. 22.—The snow storm
solve to withhold their support from 1 which set in yesterday continued the
this measure. What is our situation to greater part of the night, and to-day the
day Look danger||in the tace, and pro-:
the Cheshire railroad last
important powers, and building up an Boston, Hudson, Harlem, Northern and
irresponsible military despotism, the Susquehannah railroads are from two to
like of which has never been seen be-isix hours behind time. No accidents
upon this earth. The policy of the
from eight to ten inches deep on
1. All day a strong wind has pre­
do? Sir, we are upon the verge of ruin, vailed from the northwest, drivimr the
Congress is rapidly abandoning allils
badly. Trains 011 the Central,
reported. Thermometer
present House seems to be to crush out above zero.
dissatisfaction by armed violence alone, ...
in imitation of that thorough policy in- NEW'YoitKj Dec. 2— Ihe Herald has
troduced aud upheld in .England by the the details o^ Sherman s grand- march
Earl of Stafford, the enforcement of through Georgia.
which speedily brought Charles the I His.army moved o00 miles, devasta
First to the block, but not before Staf- i t1 ng forty-two counties, captumig 4,000
ford had lost his own head. Ten days prisoners, 10,00!» negroes, lo,000 horses
freedom of deliberation will have and thirty pieces of artillery. He did
been ell'ectually extinguished
:u'(' ent're
criminal displacement of the gallant wounded, including, the loss at ort
t..1 i„..
.• 11° I .AHister. Kilnntrick defeated \V heo
and eflicient Johnston from the coin-! MeAlhster. Kiipatnek defeatel AV hee
mand of the army of the Tennessee, and ^er
111 a
the transfer of that army to .he neigh-: could easily have taken the city, nad
borhood of Nashville, have opened a Sherman desired it. llie rebel resist
road to Southern Georgia, South Caro- ftuce at Oconee Bridge caused but tew
lina and Alabama to the army of Slier- hours delay. At Gruwc ville, where
man. Fort McAllister has fallen, Sa- it was reported they it ulsed us, one
vannah is about to fall and the fate of
the cause of all the disastrous ui® chief. forces following up the fiyi!i0
It is whollv the result of the .- ifortu- There was not a scriom batt.e during
natc battle of Murfreesboroand the still i the whole march. Our cavalry was not
more disastrous one at Missionary Ridge, any time repulsed, nor \»as Kupat
Shouid Hood's army be destroyed—an
event which I fear is but too probable
and 300 or 400 killetl^ or
skirnush near Macon, and
brigades Walcotts, of the loth
Columbia brings Havana dates of the
The steamer Alexandria, now called
the Mary, had been seized at Nassau for
a violation of the neutrality laws, being
an armed vessel, but she has been most
probably released.
President Lincoln's Message was crit-
from the rebel army will be very heavy i izied unfavorably by the Diario
in the future. The Houston Trlffjraph announces ofli
The Richmond Examiner of the i9th cially the seizure of the United States
notices the fact that a large n umber of steamer Sonora while on her way to
negroes have recently
stamped .»d toward New Orleans from Santiago, on the 18th
the Yankee lines. This pap also says ult.
the Yankees have been in Wytheville The English blockade running
and in other parts of Sot ih-western schooner Alabama was captured off Gal
Virginia, destroying three locomotives
and doing other damage.
veston, on the 7th inst. At the time
eight vessels were blockading Galves
DuBUQCfi, Dec. 22.—The Illinois Cen
tral large store freight depot, in Dun
leith, was discovered to be ou fire this
morning between 5 andO o'clock, and in
a very short time was totally destroyed
with'about four car loads of freight
stored in the house. Most of the books
of the office were burned. The loss can
not be fairly estimated, but will proba
bly reach from fifty to seventy-live
thousand dollars. No insurance. The
fire is supposed to have originated from
a defective flue.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—Government
tya received dispatches from General
a M3W
toVifc On? UVof
A i s u i e Ja
flic 1 rth,
ig tin
built au\iMmiJ«h:iE?,. *u'm!tei 20.1 Of these
10 a)* heavy i*oii vw$^-io and,{2 woodec
At last accounts feen., I'ttonaas was at
Columbia. A^-ori-ion pf ihe rebel force
wiiicls had cruss-.-u the rivcr^were pro
ceeding sou hv. ard.
The entire°,eot*it),V ihout Nashville is
tilled with deseftets from th« rebel ar
myi.uau^' i whoni.afe^nst^ntly com
ing.lnty oiir lilies."
The report that' ^Tocil ijro'ssed Duck
River with 02 piet-es of artillery is un
true. hfe artiiiery., vrm niostjy lost he
.Uvreu '-'raujilin aud^tbe .battle before
Naqb vjiiej'aiid.(his'numter'ofpieees left
him 6rt his fpffr-st mitst hv.vS been few.
'. lioinl'«» army -is (ports«l by deserters
and prisout»b Us-ii+ deplorable condition.
Their uLfer.eiieiji-iniUiou i»probable.
TGe weather 1i:?s'l.-eeii' very cold since
ln.?t night.
The "rii»«r'|s'SfeV€«il^u^bet. anti still
Rising. :o. rfjft
Nirw YOTtir, DCcvfi.^-Gcm. Davidson
and his tli vision of Union cavalry, some
accounts of whose raiding operations in
the lower parishes' of Louisiana were
some time ago republished from rebel
papei-3j have arrived safely at Paseagou
lrt, La., from Baton Rouge, which place
they left ou the 271,1^ init. They moved
through the .southern portion's of Louis
ippi and Alabama, and the
prisoners and two valu
able mails, and indicting immense dam
age generally
the enemy. Their op
orations caused great consternation
among he rebels iu the district of coun
try through which they passed. Their
entire casualties were two killed, eight
wounded aud forty captured.
The rebel guerrillas and bushwhack
ers continue their depredations on the
plantations along the Mississippi river,
above New Orleans, but they have near
ly erased wailing on unarmed trans
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—The Richmond
Examlrirr of the 2I£t hasf an indefinite
repoit that the rebel Breckinridge had
two engagements with the National for
ces uiiu^r JBurbrklge or Stoneman, on
last Sunday and Monday near Glade
Springs, south-western Virginia, and
defeated tlieftt and compelled them to
retreat precipitately towards east Ten
The rebel salt works at Saltville were
reported to he safe, though it was be
lieved the lead works at Marion were
The rebel Col. Scott in an 9ider dated
at Clinton, La., directs that all persons
going in the direction of the Union
lines with cotton to sell to the Yankees,
shall be punished with one hundred
lashes each.
Some of the Richmond editors writh
ing and smarting under the late series
of disasters to their arms, abuse Jeff".
Davis in severe language, charging his
meddling in military matters as the
cause of all misfortunes.
The Richmond Sentinel of the 21st
says: "it is reported that the Yankees
have evacuated Plymouth, N. C. They
have not occupied Washington."
CLEVELAND, Dec. 24.—The following
is a list of casualties caused by the dis
aster on the Cleveland & Pittsburg Rail
road, yesterday
Killed—John Robinson and wife, of
Petersburg, Mich. O. H. Perry,- of
Cleveland Dr. Miller, of Minerva, O.
Winchester ii. S. Stevens, of Indian
Bureau, vVasliiiigton, very badly Airs.
Thompson, Manslield B. H. Goham,
Millersburg C. K. Env. orthy, I'llih,da.
V. IT. Hammond, Cleveland" Mrs. Km
bisteter, Cleveland Dr. Bocock, Pitts
burg W. A. Baldwin, Elmira H. Gal
mau, Cleveland Mrs. A. Baldwin, of
Cleveland, and a lew others, slightly.
...... FT. MONROE, Dec. 22.—Rebel papers
He iiad several small tights, [contain the following
rick hurt. lie nuu scvciiu smou ngiiw,
but he s i Wf-us the same old hat| Lynchlwrg, IDec. 14.--Passengers
with which he started ftom Atlanta. by the Western train to-night report a
,o mi .raid on the Virginia & Tennessee ii. R..
steamer1 ....
at Bristol, Tenn. The enemy are sup
posed to be a portion of Burbridge's
command. From Bean's Station, they
advanced rapidly and entered the town
at 5 o'clock in the morning, destroyed
a considerable amount of government
stores, an engine and train on the East
Tennessee & Virginia Railroad, and a
Western bound train on the Virginia &
Tennessee Railroad, between Bristol
and Abingdon.
No positive intelligence of the enemy
has been received, but they are supposed
to have been 5,000 or 6,000 strong.
A body of the enemy returning to
ward Bean Station encountered our
forces at Zollicoffer, a station on the East
Tennessee Railroad, 0 miles east of Bfis-.
tol, where a light was said to be pm.
gressing at last accounts.
NEW YORK, Dec, 24.—The steamer
Corsica, from Savannah, via Nassau,
arrived this morning.
Nassau papers contaiu ridiculous ac-.
counts of Sherman's army being dread
fully cut up and divided, aud there
being 50,(500 troops in Savannah to meet
him, his escape was thought doubtful.
Wm. Rawson, the new Governor of
the Bahama Islands, has arrived at
Nassau. '-i'--
A Gen- Lee is reported by the Nassau
Guardian to have left Nassau on the
loth inst., by the steamer Darian for

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