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WEEKLY JOURNAL
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Our despatches ooncerningth# fall of
Savannah gave the number of bales of
•otton captured by Sherman 3,S00.
This was 29,700 short of the real number.
The mistake was a typographical
one. Thirty-three thousand bales of
©otton ia no inconsiderable haul in these
times of high prices for that article.
Cotton was quoted at $1,24 lb in New
York, last Saturday. At this rale, the
total value of the capture (there be nig
400 lbs to a bale,) la not leas than Sixteen
Million Dollars!
About two months ago the Davis head
•f the rebelgovernmentmade a pilgrim
age to Hood's army, then south of At
lanta, and to that army he promised
that the Yankee columns should be
driven out of Georgia, the rebel army'
•eeupy Tennessee, and maach in viotory
to the banks of the Ohio. He undoubt
edly thought his commanders able to
achieve just such a series of triumphs,
for Hood at once prooeeded to the rear
•f Sherman's grand army at Atlanta, by
executing a flank movement. Flushed
with this apparent success, Hood pre
pared for a grand conquest. Meantime
the veteran columns of Shermaji had
been reinforced by those who had been
kometovote,and by conscripts and volun
teers. Dividing his forces, he placed the
gallant Thomas at the head of the army
of occupation, whose policy was to fol
low Hood with rapidity, gather in scat
tered outpost garrisons, and by strategy
to draw his enemy on to Nashville, or
as near that base as he could find advan
tageous fighting ground. The tables
were now turned, and Hood became the
pursuer. So hopeful of success was he,
that Schotleld was compelled to accept
the wager of battle under unequal cir
cumstances.
At the battle of Franklin our forces
fought against superior numbers, but
all night were masters of the situation,
and without disturbance pursued their
way to Nashville. That battle cost Hood
6,000men,many pieces of artillery,thirty
stands of colors, and many small arms.
During this time Sherman was march
ing his army through the heart of the
rebellion, cutting a swath three hun
dred miles long by sixty miles wide.
To fire the Southern heart the rebel tel
egraph and press were made to lie and
say that Sherman was met and whipped
here, there and yonder. The truth is
he marched without meeting a serious
impediment on the route. During thiB
triumphant march 4,000 prisoners, 30
pieces of artillery, 10,000 negroes, and
15,000 horses were captured by our for
ces. At its termination, Fort McAllis
ter, with 21 pieces of heavy ordnance,
200 prisoners and numerous supplies,
wa« added to our prize list.
But our victories end not here. A
cavalry force under Colonel Osborne,
sentout from Vicksburg on tiie
24th ultimo, burned and destroyed
the track of the Mississippi Cen
tral Railroad for thirty miles, $7o.000
worth of railroad supplies, 2,(300 bales of
Confederate States' cotton, large
amounts of corn and supplies, and cap
tared mrny prisoners and horses. Bur
bridge and Stoneman must also do their
•hare, and they meet Breckinridge in
East Tennessee, whip and flank him,
then proceed to Abigdon, Va., destroy
railroad bridges, supplies etc, whip the
garrison, and at last accounts were caus
ing the Virginia rebels to mourn thoan
iicipatod loss of the .salt works at Halt
vilio. And still again Breckinridge has
been repulsed with great loss and was
being pursued.
On the 15th iiiat. Thomas sprung the
trap prepared for Hood, and up to the
present writing the latter was in full re
treat, with a loss of about 12,000 men,
about 50 cannon, IS Major and Briga
dier Generals, over 15,000 small arms,his
army broken and dispirited.
The guns of Thomas are not silent be
fore McCook meets the rebel Lyon in
him with
army.
Gillem, who, a few weeks ago wae de
feated in East Tennessee, meets a rebel
force on the Holton, whips it and re
captures all his lost artillery.
Ere this (Sherman has undoubtedly
compelled Savannah to give up its 15,000
defenders, extensive fortifications and
vast supplies. We count it among our
present victories. Friends, the loss to
the rebel army in two months of 50,000
men, 200 pieces of artillery and a coun
try extending from the Ohio to the At
lantic coast is not descouraging. Three
rousing cheers for our recent victories!
Abundant supplies to tho families of
those who won them. The hour of
peace approaches. God and our armies
•peed it!—Daily, 2Rth.
What has be« Done.
It is interesting to recount some of the
fruits of the last sixty days' campaign
ing. The footings are as follows:
Onns
captured 351
prisoners captured 82,600
Rebel killed and wounded.
Bebel Generals killed, wounded and ""J
captured 25
Rebel railroads destroyed, miles 2si
Locomotives 19
Railroad cars
'.'ID
Cotton captured aud destroyed $50,000,00.-
In addition, wc captured a large num
ber of wagons and immense quantities
of stores, besides sinking the Albemarle,
Florida and Sea King, aud taking or
destroying over twenty blockade-run
runners. And all this was done with
comparatively -little loss. In all this
time, we lost bnly six guns. Then we
have made successful raids in Missis
sippi, Louisiana and Alabama, the re
sults of which we have not been able to
•numerate.
for The rebels are again dissatisfied
•tfit-h their flag -tud propose
change. Their present rag "looks too
much like a flag of truce." Tiiey had
better come back to the old "stars and
•tripes." Tiuti never looks like a flag
eftruee.
List officers exchanged at
.€9&rle3ton, Dec. 11, 1864:
Went. B. Town, ITcli low*.
Capt. E. Sliullz, Jith Iowa cavalry.
Cap*. \V. K. l'iukerlll.
5th Iowa.
-tMt. Murg. l.
a. W'ftrr*n, gUt lawawraUjK,
Ufcirli a Oifi.
There has been no opposition to the
present Administration which has not
grown out of ita anti-slavery policy. It
m«y be that the Democratic party
would have found some other question
upon which to divide the unity of the
country and embarrass the government
in its prosecution of the war now being
waged against "Liberty and Union."
From the election of Mr. Lincoln to (be
present hour, opposition to the war hus
been based upon opposition to "Aboli
tionism," and nothing else.
Only those are so blind to passing
events, as those who will not see, and
the partizan who could not understand
long before the ides of November the
settled determination on the part of the
loyal majority to forever settle the slave
ry question, not by compromise, but by
extirpation, darkened his own under
standing. Since the November election
sensible men have been led to see and
translate the handwriting upon our po
litical walls, and are now ready to ad
mit that slavery is a "dead corpse," and
that iU enemies will increase with the
lapse of time. We cannot believe there
is a sane man in the land who does not
believe that the majority of the people,
North and South, are not only prepared
but are impatient to rid the country for
all time of the evil that has broughtsuch
desolation to our homes. We never
could quite understand why that party
styling itself Democratic, so intensely
anti-slavery in 1847-8-9, and even 1850,
should have all its sympathies enlisted
in behalf of a rebellion inaugurated for
the avowed purpose of building a slave
empire. Time, however, works its
changes. The prospects and signs of the
times lead us to believe that the
time is not far distant when every friend
and advocate of slavery will deny his
master. That conservative pro-slavery
hunker and leading Democratic org»:i
of the couutry, the New York World,
is forced to speak as it never has before.
In a very recent number it urges its
readers and partizan friends to turn
their atteutiou to the matters of finance.
The World says:
"One reason why the thoughts of the party
*li»uld turned Into tills channel, is that it
involved t|iiektion* which cannot grow obsolete
with tlielupsd of time, while some of the Issues
in Die Into election amy. Before another fr.-s
identlnlelection, the abolition question, for ex
ample, i Ml probubla be in such a state that pevtf
Uirtis U'M rtot
'jp/j'y.
'uu-'H'cU
Am the problem advunces
tto
prrfloermined solution, we shall
-e
We usk the Democracy of Iowa— those
men who supported (ieorge Il.McL'Ielian
because they believed him a Union m:tn
and more conservative on the subject of
slavery than Mr. Lincoln—are you de
termined to remain bound to a "dead
corpse?" Are you ready to hazard the
unity of your party by harping ui»on
questions virtually sectlsd? You do not
diit'er from this Administration, exeept
upju slavery, the fate of winch is set
tled. Then why not unite and lend aii
your energies in putting down this re
bellion, which work well done the
Union is restored. Labor altogether
as true patriots not to destroy, but to
build up. If you discover an error in the
administration, suggest a gooti in its
place. Above all things let us deter
mine that the "dead shall bury tho
dead," and they who live will strive for
"Liberty and Union, inseparable and
indivisible, for ourselves and posterity."
i ssP List of packages of freight sent to
Iowa regiments remaining uncalled for
J. !Adams' Express office at Nashville,
command of that portion of Hood's ...
X, which will be sold January 8tli, to pay
army bound to the Ohio, defeated and: ... ,,
express charges, it not sooner called tor:
routed him. killing a large number, and
ni
i
I T. H. Brisbv, 1st Iowa, one box.
capturing 11 pieces ol cannon. Lt. V,1. H." S. Cowles, 2d Iowa, one
The gailam Rosseau meantime meets I package.
Fort Pillow Forrest, defeats and routs! Henstone, 38th Iowa, one pack
loss of 1,500 to the rebel
Solomon Kohl, 8tli Iowa Cavalry, one
box.
Jasper Ogden, 6th Iowa' one package.
Patzer, 8th Iowa Cavalry, one
package.
Jacob Rempsey, 30th Iowa, one pack
age.
Danl. G. Shool, 13th Iowa, one box.
T. C. Smock, 13th Iowa, one package.
Thos. Sehwearinger, 39th Iowa, one
package.
So importunate have the appli
cants for clerkships become, that mem
bers of Congress have prevailed upon
the heads of departments to declare that
henceforth positions will only be given
to those who have served honorably in
the Union armies. This closes' the
gates against a horde of young politi
cians who are seeking raward for their
services during the past campaign.—Ex
change.
A most sensible resolution. Let the
young politicians be modest. True
merit will be rewarded in due time.
a^~Lisfc of wounded in the Cumber
land Field Hospital, at Nashville, Dec.
20th, 1801:
Win. Beaver, Co. F, 2d Iowa Cavalry, right
arm.
Theo. Backer. Co. P, 3d Iowa Cavalry, linegal
region.
Corp. John Hilweg, Co. C, 35th Iowa, ri^lit leg,
slight.
W. It. Cox, Co. H, 12th Iowa, left hip, contu
sion.
Corp. Tho*. Whttmer, Go. A, 38th, Iowa, left
hiind amputated.
Sae5°" Wishing to introduce the free de
livery system at Davenport, the post
master of that city addressed a letter to
the Department on the subject, and in
reply it was communicated to him that
the Postmaster General has, after due
deliberation, decided not to extend the
free 1 \-«ry system further at present."
Sinnim:. —Wo learn from the Wapello
livpufiiiuaa that on Saturday evening
la»t, I
[annus Pike, a y»uuj£ man resid
ing 4 or ." miles north west of that town,
com-nit ted suicide by shooting
«®eW88W6« ai&i
himself
thrones the head. Cause disappointed
atlt'Cl-on.
Deaths of Iowa soldiers in hospi­
tal at Nashville for the week ending
December 17th:
Mij. ien. Granger, 0th Iowa.
Abiaiu Patterson, Co. B, 27i.li Iowa.
Cyrus Shafl'er, Co. C, 32d Iowa.
.Edward Craft, (Jo. F, 5th lowaCavalry.
[OorrMpotidenoe Muscatin* Dally Journal.]
FKOM WASHINGTON?
WASHINGTON CITY Dec. 24, *81.
"What's the news?" Doubtless this
i* the query of every reader of the
JOURNAL. Well, the truth is, thatUen.
Hood hits Iteen "superceded" by Gen.
Thomas. 1 well know that the loyal
people of this great country are well
pleased with this important change in
military affairs. As the Republican of
this city always says, Gen. Thotftas is
"mauler of the »ituatio,Hood has
been driven in utter confusion from
every position lie has attempted to hold,
and as a last resort told his corps com
manders to escape with their respective
forces as best they could. The rebel
army is now far beyond Columbia. This
overwhelming defeat of the rebel forcesj
has cheered the hearts of our brave sol
diery oh every battle field of the Repub
lic—it has carried joy and gladness to
the hearts of thousands of loyal people
in the government whoare thus induced
to thank God aud take courage. Cop
perheads here in this God-forsaken
semi-treasonable city have donned faces
much more elongated than the ears
«.f that ani»'«.': noted for its brayim
propensities. They feel discouraged,
and since McClellan's defeat they con
sider all is lost but honor—forthat nec
essary article slipped from their grasp
many years ago. When they sold out
to slavery, they lost principle, honor,
iwitriotism—everything that renders
man au object of admiration aud in
spect.
The recent cartel for the exchange of
our prisoners confined at Savannah,
Florence, Charleston and Andersonville
has resulted in the delivery of over
Unqualified
ry duty
m-v
public opinion more autl more disposed to u
quirtee tti the Hunufctt tendrnt-y of event*, Hefo.e
•Jie expiration ol its new lease of power the lie
5iiblic .u party will ive secured a ('onstitu
tioual amendment lor the entire extirpation ot
Slavery in the United states. If the (South
ihoulif, metinwliiie,
g»in
its independence,
ilavery can no louder be a question Federal
polities lul if wo disarm Southern resilience,
tlieunti-tlavc.y uiiieuUaieiit will lia»eue«n put
in force and have done Its work before tlie
len
i-H-nitl" party can be in power, Why sh-itifi/
party Inml itself to tieml coi-pte
'•Unless the Democratic patty is blind enough
to ran the hazard of disintegration, it must dis
tinguish between q.teitiuns rirtmUly settled, uitd
questions thut reniniu opin. it must so tar keep
pace with event as accept their ogi«\ Public
opinion In* no efficiency without political com
bination I) it for ma-S' s .arse cu.muh :orm
majority to act in eouceri, tiiouyiit. must be
l9tt, Sree' u nil i|ii stions save tiio.se whicti rank
*3 Hviiig, vuai is-tues. The number who oppose
the uboiliion of sievery (no v a minority) U not
Uk'tytu ffrmr laran, but grow less, witn the pro
gress or lime, liver.. Democrat can, of course,
hold wim'ever opinion he looses on I hat sub
ject. Such opinions are no iouser ,f the slight,
est politic.*! consequence, Individual I'emo
crats will think what, they pleaSr bat the sub
ject must oe dismissed from the range ol topics
on which the jKirty is expected to have •listi..el.
ive view.-. .:.e
is no conce.vable |osiuo'i on
tile slavery 'iti-sriou in irhien the Denutcritlic firty
Ciln ]h'nU itsctj find beeot.,e a majority. Its allte-|fantry.
cedoiit-iiind associ.tii ns, us wen as its rcpuct
for the Constitution as li .-funds, lorbid It to be
come an abolition party the progress of events
and tho tendency of puo.ic opinion, as well as
js the Constitution in the torm into witich it is
C':rtnin to t' umemled, Jorlii! it taeuuimit iutv'.f to the
fortune* or a inorUiumt institution.
to perform milita­
Hon. James F. Wiison has gone to
i New York City, to put in the time until
Congress re-assembles, on the "th prox.
i Hon. James Harlan is spoken of here
an eminently qualified to fill the posi
tioti of Secretary of the Interior. Many
i of his friend are confident thai he will
receive the appointment,
I POTOMAC.
IOWA XKWN.
—J. L. True, of Clintou, employed as
a switchman by the Railroad company,
was killed by accidentally failing under
a car while in motion, on the 20th inst
-Tin-: CASE OK TIII: RKRI:L AOKNT
AT DAViCNi'ORT. The State lif-jix'fr in
quires why Mr. l'rettyman hasnol M-eu
nrresiod to answer for his active sympa
thy with the ktbellion. The "mills of
Mie gods grind friend J!t/ixf r.
We arc iii iornied that a statement of the
'ict- have been sent to Washington to
tiie proper authorities for their ai-Mon.
A conveyance to FoU Lif».yeUe within
whose wails many less guilty rebels
ii-ve been entertained, may soon be fur
niKhed.—Da v. Qaz.
JEstr The vaunting a&nounpemeats In
the rebel papers "five hundred and fif
teenth day of the siege of Charleston,"
are the merest nonsense. Charleston
has never yet been besieged in any sense
i
of the wort!: it has been bloekadcd for
nearly four years, and with wonderful
success.
The Denver A'avx quotes apples £&
cents apiece in that market.
Ten thousand more prisoners have
been exchanged, and are coming home.
"Josh Billings" is one Henry G.
Shaw, an auctioneer of Poughkeepsie,
N. Y. Oh, (P) Shaw.
The new State of Nevada contains
more territory than all the New Eng
land States measure together.
The arrivals of immigrants at New
York, this year, up to the 15th inst.,
number 180,540, against 151,820 in the
same time last year.
The highest ascension ever made in a
balloon, was accomplished by Messrs.
Cox well aud Glaisher, from London,
Sept. 5th, 1864. The altitude reached
was six tniles.
Almia Little has recovered $5,000 of
Bsnj. F. Piatt, in an Ohio Court, for
breech of marriagepromise. Benjamin
wasn't the man mentioned by Watts,
who wanted "Little here below."
An officer who arrived at St. Louis on
Friday, from Arkansas, says that it was
reported at Little Rock that Gen. Price
had recently died at Fort Touson, of
intermittent fever, contracted during
his invasion of Missouri,
The number of prisoners captured by
Gen. Thomas in the recent battles be
fore Nashville is officially estimated at
between 10,000 and 11,000. About 20,000
stand of small arms antl over forty pieces
of artillery are also among the trophies
tahen.
In the rebel Congress at Richmond,
there are full delegations from Kentuc
ky, Missouri and West VirurinH, States
that have passed no secessiot? ordinan
f- *, nor ever been in poawsiou of the
ivbels. There are also.fid! delesntions
from A•'» !nsii-j, Tennessee and Louisi
ana,although the most, of their territory,
antl their eanitals especially, are under
the Federal sway.
The mother of a Crni:eelicnt soldier
who in diiii the rebel .-toek.Klo at An
dcrsonvilic still scans each haggard
i skeleton th: debarks from the trans
ports still comes each day with a full
suit of clothing for her hey. And when
at last 3he finds him not,she stands wist
fully, longingly looking over th" wat
ers of the Bay, refusing to believe that
he has joined that unreturning com
pany who have passed through martyr
dom to a patriot's reward.
TELEGRAPHIC.
luruKnDizruwin rox the journal.
TOE ttREIT NAVAL FLEET TO
WILMINGTON—REPORT W
ITS WITHDRAWAL.
The Savannah Republican on Ihf
Surrender «f the
^Cottuswl* Acqutacencgi ..
o I..
Stooeaan Captures (lie Rebel Salt
Works in Virginia.
The Expedition Against Gordons
vilie Abandoned.
X.
to which our soldiers htvr iteen subject
ed is almost beyond imagination.
The recent call of the President for
three hundred thousand more tioops
was not conducive of much excitement
here. All deemed it necessary that the
call should bo made, and many of the
regiments now in the field are mere
skeletonffUmd the Secretary ot'War iiad
already ordered that one thousand two
huudrcd and eighty-seven non-coiumis
sioned officers and privates who are un
fit for service le transferred to tho Vet
eran Reserve Corps. This necessarily
creates a void in the ranks of the Union
army, which mutt be filled. A few men
—a few more stuggles andvictories with
the rebels—and ail will be over.
Vice Admiral Farragut,the distingsli
ed nival b. ro, is expected to arrive in
Washington to-day. His commission
is now completed.* The Congressional
resolution of thanks,inscribed on parch
ment, will be presented to him soon
after his arrival here.
Your old correspondent, "Linkcn
sale," has just been appointed to Gov,
Stone's stall". He left for Savannah,
yesterday morning, in company with
our patriotic and efficient Governor. I
understand he designs improving the
opportunity while South, in procuring
additional matter for the completion of
i his fliatory of Iowa Troop#." His
many friend's will be happy to learn
that they can truthfully say "How are
you. Colonel Ingersoll
Gen. Warren has been stopping at
Willard's Hotel, for a few day's past,
looking hale and hearty. I understand
I he will leave for the West in a (short
time.
I was.inuch pleased, the other day, to
i meet Col. Connell of the 2Sth Iowa In
He h:is been a prisoner in the
I hands of the rebels for some time,
J. M. Vale, Esq., of Des Moines, has
i received a first-class clerkship, in the
i oilice of the Quartermaster General,
Hon. Hiram Price has returned to hit
home in Davenport, to spend the hol
id ays.
V.
for sixty days. The treatment
coupons
uud
1
NKW VoitK, DeceaMMP M,
OOTTON—Quiet UT 81,15.
Kmhtb— l.'u
luiul lieavy,utid 10c lower Stl.flO®
lit ,10 extra smtc. uud frlO.Sota 11,00 for KllO.
WHEAT—No receipts duliul
L&2C
RVK—Dull.
r.Aiti.KV—t^ulet.
OOKJI—QUIET
old mess $10,50(3)41.00
lower.
and dull at $1,88091,90 for mixed
Western In Htore
aud
afloat
OATS—lict.ti
at 6'
1.001 ^u)31,07 for Western.
POKX—Khadi
llriucr iH,:l7ti :iii,50 lor onoyear
tat mmm:
|»'il!ln.
2,j.'
i.iKOl.EOM—Q"Vt
reMueil
KMgMfcWM* *ir
HICK*"—Dull.
CUT MEATS—Firm.
Laru—IiOwer at •AifH^,.,c.
WIUSSY—Dui
komewlmt untie tt led
rnr
Western—closing at inside prices.
SroAit— i)iill lit Cuba and Aauscavadn.
i
rt 62 for erode 72c for
bond 92cl'or
free.
M.'vfv- demand.
ten
riioumtul private soldiers, and more
tlnin two hundred officers. This was
the number declared by the rebel sur
geon -.
HTUPUVU LVVCIIANOK—Dull. litB% tisktxl.
tioi.i)—Opened at !2,IT,and fell to $2,1U}£, clo
?2.iSJ
STOCKS—Dull
Ki:adin|[ #1,14^ Krie «!i%
C. fl-F's U. S. G's. or 'SI ret,'.,$l,li
coupousJl.Ui
5-20
cotiponti
li.'lji'i
$1,08^ 5's.
of
'71
SI,12 7-80bonds 31,3%
tifltiitesiKi^.
CMI'.UIO,
one
year cer-
Dec. 38.—Receipts of hogs 7,394 live
UojjM 16-»2.5o iiiglier.atul more
active. Sales of 12,000 at Jsi0,5ek^l2,i") Common
ru lit-uvi' i-Itolly al 11 11 Market
closed vwy lirni, u:d U*ovetu sent, aliort? T.'KKI t.
be pitolidd rather
mklu
soil. Dressed iiogs 90c.
In^liei' sales at 914,0^11,75, ciiiotly at SI l.'iX'V
$14,50, dividing
O'l
"JtV) Eia. l»rot isions llru.ei,but
not very active. Mess I'ork held at rr,V'' {.s,t!0
saleb of two lbs. here ami at l'lo.iit, ami Milwau
kee, at £!7,00. I'llnie Pork K^uerally held at
S£5,00, present delivery, and J.iti.iX), to be deliv
ered in February, bwcet Tickled Jlaius dull
.sales of lid! tieroeb at 17c. generally hold at l*c.
Bulk Meats dull sales of SO boxes of shoulders
at l.V/jc. Ltirtl exc« Hsively dull sales of KX)
tierces of Prime Mteamed at UK^i'l^i'c. M'liite
Ore
aeat MfojiliOc. Wliiolcey 1(^2''. lower light
s:iles at i'J/iSfti-i.O!!, closing weak. WUeut dull
aud uisclmiiged Hales
of No. 1 Red at Si,78 No
Spring al Jl.iii^fcil.tiO. New Corn 88(iU'.'c, Oats
ic. higher sales at (tj&iitic, R.ve iowcr
sales of No. lin
Si,17.
Rarley
iirni
sales ol OUl
'o. 2at3l,.5(»l,fi7, Flaxseed firm at Money
easier. Excbaqge flrm at }4 dis. Gold
$£,20
i
NEW \ORK. Dec. 2.'!.—Tho Herald
had additional details of iShernian's
grand mareh through Georgia, and sonif
important particulars regarding his
preaeut jw.silion Liel'ore .Savaimah, and
the pro.speet for its early surrender. The
city is poorly supplied with provisions,
V OU^J/IIVVI »T 1 vll
There was a report recently in Sher
man's army that Bragg was moving
Should he be foolhardy enough to do so, is not over.
he will be very summarily disposed of, The J/ixpo
Rebel papers have further reference to Yankee colui
papers Have further reference to raiiKee coiumn has started from Suffolk
the Union raid from Tennessee to South- the direction of Weldon. This force
ern Vir-ciiiia. The Richmond JJ.ramin- is supposed to be the same lately said to
say
and di*tuging
ported with.n eight miles of
Union raid from Tennessee to South- j" the directi
Virginia. The Richmond J'Jra/iin-, is supposed
lys it turns out to be an extensive encamped at Portsmouth.
deluging one. The raiders are re-! The Richmond IK/'/,'/ of the 24th says:
Saltville,
suspended
prisoners, lias been complimented with
The Richmond 1'J.catniner of the 20th
.vernment ru»eived official di«-'ot'
choly enough, it was a black day for
ft
an
1 k
the way, hat in hand,
man to walk through
himself moved up into Tennessee, where
he has now again got himself beaten,
and this time we fear badly enough.
The Examiner also says That the
campaign in Northern Tennessee has, H(n
disMtr°u»i'for
cainp, dashing in, disguised in Union
uniforms, which for a time produced
much confusion, and prevented our men
from distinguishing friend from foe.
They captured fifty of the 1st New
Hampshire cavalry, but were soon over
powered, and they were recaptured,
with the exception of three men. Lieut.
Col. Hutchinson with a Rhode Island
division of infantry was advancing to
the attack, antl (. ustar having accom
plished the object of the expedition, fell
back, Rosser refusing to JOHOW. The
enemy left fifteen deatl and many woun
ded behind. Our loss was two killed
and twenty-live wounded."
Major Mulford will soon visit Rich
mond to confer with Commissioner
Ould on the subject of a further ex
change of prisoners.
Count C'hotcuabriattl.the new French
Minister, will not sail for the United
S'.-.h• until the middle of April, being
piVvented
from comin
iiis family.
The
mmam»
month's further oontlnuance of the war
will give oa the whole of the rebel fbrce
MjpriBonen."
There 1a much anxiety felt here in ref
erence to the Wilmington expedition, as
the delay caused by the storm has un
doubtedly been improved by the rebels
to strengthen their position. It is ex
pected, however, that some important in
formation will be received here to-mor
row in reference to it. There is no
doubt but that a desperate attempt will
be made, and if within the bounds of
possibility success will be obtained.
The World's special has official infor
mation from Washington that Hood's
losses from the 15th to the 22d of this
month are as follows: Killed, 2,050,
wounded, 9,720, prisoners exclusive of
wounded, 5,870. With the wounded the
prisoners amount to about 13,000. Forty
nine guns were captured from infantry,
and four from cavalry.
New York, Dec. 27.--The Herald's
Newbern correspondent says: General
Palmer's expedition from Plymouth,
under Colonel French, up the lioanoke,
penetrated a considerable distance and
had several engagements, defeating the
rebels on every occasion, driving them
out of entrenched positions and taking
a number of prisoners.
The gunboats were to co-operate, but
were prevented by torpedoes.
Telegraphic dispatches from Wilming
ton say Union gunboats and transports
appeared at Ft. IJraiieh, on the Roanoke,
last Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday,
and attempted to land troops, but were
repulsed by the rebel forces each day.
Ihe Richmond Enquirer of the 24th
says: Our cavalry were attacked on
Thursday by Logan's cavalry, and the
latter gradually fell back on Gordons
vi!K Vh. was rumoled tlia a por
tion of the (Jnion forces had gone in the
direction of Charlottsville. If Gordons
ville was not occupied till yesterday,
the 23d, the place was safe, owing to the
disposition of troops.
The Whig of the 24tli says: The prob
abilities arc that Gordonsville has been
occupied by the enemy.
Gen. Lee, in an official dispatch of
the 23d, says: liosser attacked and
drove back Cu3tar's division nine miles
from Harrisonburg. This was the re
con noissance made by Custar, already
noticed. He fell back when his object
was attained.
Richmond papers, in view of the dan
ger of losing Gordonsville, say it eon
tains no supplies, and is worth nothing.
Richmond papers claim that IJnion
raiders under Stoneman or Burbridge,
who have done so much damage and
caused so much alarm in Virginia, have
retired to East Tennessee, and also that
Gen. Davidson's expedition from Baton
Itouge has done incalculable damage to
military roads, destroying immense
quantities of supplies. They state that
Price is organizing his army in Arkan
sas, and has 33,000 men, all Missourians.
The Richmond J'Jiu/uirer of Saturday
acknowledges that affairs in theConfeu
eracy are under a cloud.
Beauregard, under date of Dec. 22d,
announces that our forces occupied Pol
ard, Ala., had burned the government
railroads and buildings and retired, pur
sued thirty miles by Gen, Sitidel.
The llielunond Despatch of the 24th
says Stand watch has clothed and armed
his Indians, and is in the vicinity of
Fort Smith, destroying Yankee wagon
trains.
Fitzhugh Lee is in saddle again, in
the vicinity of Charlottsville, Va.
The Richmond Sentinel says: The
exchange of prisoners will be resumed
at Richmond, in order that the 9,000
and is burdened with the feeding of con- due the rebjl government may be deliv
siderabJe surplus population of civilians, ered.
beside* its garrison of
20,tMK
or therea-| It also says the negroes, frightened at
bouts, as all sources of supplies are cut the prospect of conscription, are leaving
oit' by the Union forces, it will, there- Richmond in droves
fore, be ultimately starved into subjec
tion, even if lurdee does not choose to
give it tip sooner.
mm
V«1HV l««V I'.VVV
Lato Richmond papers doubt the re
ported capture of Savannah, but console
themselves, "if true, it was all for the
best."
The Di»patch says: Even allowing
down from Augusta with 10,000 troops Savannah, Charleston, Mobile, and even
to attack the besiegers in the rear.— Richmond, to be captured, still the war
tteh of tho 24th says: A
Gen. Gardner is accumulating troops to
but no accounts are yet furnished of: meet the Union raiders operating in tin
their having captured the important vicinity of Mobile, and General Maury
sail works there. is doing the same at Mobile. The Union
Peace resolutions weresecentlv defeat-1 troops, -V-iKi strong, are marching on
ed in the North Carolina Senate by 44 Mobile. Scott and otheis are in the
to 20 votes right place at the right time, and warm
The exchanging with the rebels of work may be expected shortly. Unless
It),'WMt prisoners, which was commenced there is a strong Union force to co
in the Suvannah river and subsequently operate Mobile is in no danger,
transferred? to Charleston harbor, was Governor Watt*, °f Alabama, has
completed "at the latter place on last1 issued a stirring proclamation, calling
Saturday. As this work ij now eon-: up0" everybody to repair to Mobile,
eluded, the tiring of our ow.i ud the| Another proclamation to the militia,
rebel batteries in Charleston harbor ami' from General Duft' Green, was that the
vicinity, which was
during1 enemy are wiihin 20 miles ot Mobile.
iN continuance, will probably be re- The Lynchburg /isjifi-h of the 21st
sumcd soon, if it !v»s not already. Breckinridge has fought the en
Tlifc Richmond Kratnitta- notices the emy two days at Marion, county seat of
invention and ii« successful operations Smith county, Va., and drove them
in the rebel laboratory in that city, of a from his front.
machine capable of turning out K40,000 Xkw York Dec. 27. The Jl rult/'f
percussion
caps in eight hours complete. Cincinnati correspondent says (Jen.
Hog Winder, as our men call the H00ker is io possession of information
man the rebeis have in charge of their.
a ()j-
!U|U
the tit|eot Commanding'.general ot Prts- (jeneral is prepared for their recep
ouers, antl will establish his beadquar- tjoll
ters at Augusta, Georgia.
our
.~**ni. »u i. vuator.i iv twenty-one miles south ol Columbia,
pt ,ehes .torn ^annah, jesterdaj..
The iVic'tmond" WUk, of the 20th says:'
The situation in Tennessee is melan-
the Army of the Tennessee when John-..r
ston lost his command. Hood wassooYi
flanked, be^en aud compelled to aban-1
Atlanta. He th-iii steppul
rebels organizing in Can-
ptlj pose making a raid onT'hicago.
w
.,,lxr, i
Dec. 2T. The advance
anu''
Vn
Kun^a^'
,ni?ht' ^'as
betw^n that. place aild tbe
1
Tennessee
fu aoooU!,,t
"f.
tll° hW'
ilf
l^'F^able. Hood
etlVa."'
everv
,i "report that Hood intends to reach
ir. i the Tennessee river, near the mouth of
rTo»n™'wh^ ihe Elk river. Gen. Thomas having
forced him considerably to the east mil
itary authorities consider the situation
very encouraging.
Railroad and telegraph communica
is on„n 10
no tiouni. running order to Chattanooga,
New York, Dec. 26.—The Tribune'* I The river is at a stand, with
18 feet of
special from the army of the Shenan-! water on the sboalf.
doali Dec. 22d, says: "Gen. Custar's di-1 Jeffkkson City, Mo., Dec. 27.—The
vision after four day's absence returned two houses of the legislature met this
to-day from a reconnoisance to Lacy I morning. There being a quorum in
Columbia and thp Ten-
appointcd CierK pr
The roll of members elect was then
called, and sixty-five members answer
ed to their names, presented their cre
dentials, and the oath of office was
administered by Judge Fogg. The
House then adjourned till 10 a m. to
morrow.
Fort Monroe, Dec. 2FI.—Thesteamer
California arrived here at a late hour
last evening in fifty-eight hours from
The Tittiea' Washington special says
rent pressure is beiug'brought to bear Fort Pulaski, bringing important dis
n the President by the whisky distil- patches from Sherman, and glorious
_• confirmatory intelligence of the capture
of Savannah on the 2lst inst. On the
2fith, Sherman having nearly completed
the investment of the city, and captur-
lers to prevent his signing the whisky
bill, while on the other hand the whis
ky speculators are urgent that hcshould
sign it.
ed Fort Lee and several minor outworks
in the immediate vicinity of the princi
pal entrenchments sarroundingtheeity,
and planting his seigeguns in such close
proximity to the rebel guns as to com
mand effectually every portion held by
the forces under command of Gen. Har-
by sickness in dee, sent a summons by flag of truce to
the effect that if the place was not at a
boinbard-
..w question of a successor to Mr.! certain time surrendered
Dayton excites lively interest and much i ment-and assault would at once oom
disci ,sioi. There ood authority for mence. To this summons the wily rebel
savimr that Senator Sumner is not a: General sent back a reply that as his
candidate for the position, and that he' communications were yet open and his
is lending the weight of his
influence)
men fully supplied with subsistence and
to another name. stores of every kind he was enabled to
The Herald's Washington special withstand a long seige, and was deter
says: "Since Sherman started from At-{mined to hold the city to the very iast
Ianta, 11,000 rebel prisoners have been moment and defend the citizens and.
exchanged, and during the same time: property which had been placed under
w« hive captured nearly 30,of«) of the Ws protection until hia fore* w?re over
Aiif my. At this rate through three1 powered auu eompellad to surrender.—
Every preparation had Iteen made by
Sherman to assault the rebel position
the next day, but when the morning of
the 21st dawned it was ascertained the
rebels had evacuated their entrench
ments. Several regiments of infantry
were immediately advanced, who took
possession of them, and shortly after
wards Sherman entered the city at the
head of his body guard, and received
from the hands of a deputation of citi
zens the surrender of the place.
It appears that Gen. Hardee, on the
night of the 20th, seeing the impossi
bility of holding the city, and fearing
that the only means of escape left open
across the Savannah was likely to be
cut off at any time, determined to avail
himself of this outlet for his retreat.
His troops set to work to partially des
troy the Navy Yard and government
property, and at twilight, under pro
tection of two iron-clads, succeeded in
crossing the Savannah river, over the
Causeway to the north side, intending
topushfoward to Charleston. Thirty
two thousund bales of cotton were stored
in the city, which the rebels in their
hurry neglected to destroy. The two
iron-clad rams were sunk and all the
government property and stores which
they could not carry off with them they
buried or threw into the river.
Four small steamers and one gunboat
were captured, which, together with the
cotton and a large amount of rebel mu
nitions of war form a part of the spoils of
Sherman's victorious army.
Washincton, Dec. 27.—The Navy
Department has no later news from Rear
Admiral Porter's fleet.
No news has been received up to the
hour of two o'clock this afternoon, of
army and naval operations in any quar
ter.
Alexander Gaw Chancellor, of the
Russian Legation, died here to-day.
JIaltimork, Dec. 27.--A letter from
Fort Monroe, dated the 24th, says that a
heavy storm had been prevailing along
the coast for the last few days, causing
considerable damage to shipping.
New Yokk Dec. 27.—The World's
special from Ft. Monroe, 2th, learns
from Maj. Gray, of Gen. Sherman's
staff, particulars of Savannah. The
surrender was made by the mayor and
council. Sherman and Slocum's head
quarters are in the city. The demand
for the surrender was made on the l(»th,
and Sherman closed his dispatch with
Hood's words to the negro troops at
Dalton. to the effect that if his demand
was not complied with he should
"take no prisoners." Hardee replied
he could and would hold the city. Sher
man proceeded to complete his* invest
ment of the city, but owing to the
swamps on the north side could not at
once extend his lines in that direction.
Gen. Hatch's line of Foster's forces held
the left, occupying the upper part of
Hutchins' Isiand, completely block
ading ingress and egress over the river,
below where,a ferry boat was discovered
plying between the city and Union
Causeway. This was the hole through
which Hardee got out. Our prisoners
are increased by constantly finding
them secreted. The city is full of citi
zens, refugees and others. Many live
in the streets. Nearly 300 Union pris
oners have succeeded in reaching our
lines. The Milieu prisoners are sup
posed to be forty miles south of Savan
nah.
The Commercial1x Washington special
says it is understood that Mr. Fessenden
is a candidate for the French mission.
Some people consider his chances very
good.
Concord, N. H., Dec. 27.—'Three of
the St. Albans raiders made their cscape
from Canada by secreting themselves
in the cars till across the line, then pro
ceeded to Lebanon, N. H., and enlisted,
received the bounty, hoping to get to
Dixie at Uncle Sam's expense. They
were detected, however, and are now in
the State Prison at Concord. A con
siderable amount of money was found
on their persons,
The Cii/mutrcia's Washington special
says: The War and Navy Departments
have both received dispatches from the
expedition against Wilmington. The
intelligence is highly favorableand gives
promise of an almost immediate success.
Sherman announces to the Secretary
of War that he intended to move up the
Savannah river immediately and cap
ture Augusta.
The news to-day is that he has already
moved.
Sherman says after this he will swing
around in the rear of Charleston,
destroying all the railroads in the way.
News from Thomas is also glorious.—
He has brought Hood to a stand on the
north side of the Tennessee river, it
being impassable. Hood is without ar
tillery and pontoons. Thomas is pre
pared to move on Hood and force a light
or surrender.
New Yokk, Dec. 27.—Report says
Windsor, the defaulting teller of the
Mercantile Bank, has been arrested in
London.
N'kw Yokk, Dec. 27.—Arrangements
are making for the reception by officers
of the army and uavy of the remains
of Mr. Dayton, now daily expected on
the steamer Lafayette, from Havana.
Newukr.v, N. C., Dec. 24.—A great
shock, like that of an earthquake, was
distinctly felt here last night about
two o'clock, rocking the earth and rat
tling the windows, supposed to be an
I explosion of great magnitude, on the
coast below Beaufort, as the sound came
from that direction. Probably a maga
zine exploded in a fort at Wilmington
1
before our advan-
Prisouers who have strag­
gled behind their command, and who
sum JUSI 1119 uwiiiiuaiiu. iiwu ita.isuuu|r dospftpil irp bromrhtin
day:
stepped
2
0o'reached li?re yesterday,
or Charleston, containihg several iiun
dred tons of powder.
The gale which has prevailed for the
past few days, subsided last night, and
shipping which have been detained for
several days at Beaufort will be able to
depart to-day.
Jeff. Davis having asked for an in
crease of salary, a bill has been passed
by the rebel Senate to provide for light
ing the Executive Mansion, and for the
supplying of forage and commissary
stores for the Commander-in-Chief of
the Army and Navy of the Confederate
States. The Richmond Examiner ridi
cules the act with sarcasm.
Niow York, Dec. 28.—The Savannah
Republican of the 21st says By the
fortunes of war, we to-day pass under
the authorities of a Federal military
force. The evacuation has left the gates
of the city open, and Sherman, with his
army, will no doubt take possession.—
We desire to counsel obedienee and all
proper respect on the part of our citi
zens, and to express the Delief that their
Ey
The Senate temporarily organized by
the choice of Mr. King Clerk pro tern.—
The newly elected Senators then pre
sented their credentials and were duly
qualified. The Senate then adjourned
till 10 a. m. to-morrow.
roperty and persons will be respected
our 'military rulers. The fear that
General Sherman will repeat the Atla»
ta expulsion order we think is without
foundation. Then he could not supply
food for the citizens and army. In our
case, food can abundantly be supplied
for the army antl citizens
It behooves all to keep within the
houses until Gen. Sherman can organize
the Provost Marshal system. Let our
conduct be such as to win the admira
tion of our magnanimous foe, and give
no grounds for complaint of harsh treat
ment on the part of him who may for
an indefinite period hold possession of
our city.
The Herald's correspondent says the
rebel Commodore Hunter has gone up
the Savannah river with a couple of
light draught gunboats.
Wheeler's cavalry, Hardee's infantry
and Hunter's fleet combined are the
several obstacles to Sherman's march on
Augusta by water transportation.
St. Louis, Dec. 27.—W. L. Lovelace,
of Montgomery county, was elected
Speaker of the House to-day, and Mr.
Dyer Chief Clerk, by acclamation.—
They are both radicals.
bett's cavalry expedition to Gordons
ville. A sharp fight occurred at Liberty
Mills. The rebels were driven on com
ing within two miles of Gordonsville.—
That place was found to be strongly de
fended, and reinforcements arrived from
Bichmond while our forces were recon
noitering. Torbett concluded it could+
not be taken with his force, and he re
turned. On the march it was reportedi"
that Mosby had been mortally wounded*'
by one of our scouts.
The result of the expedition shows
that all the counties in East Virginia
northeast of the Virginia Central rail*
road are in our possession.
Washington, Dec. 28.— Official in
formation has been received at the War
Department that our naval and military
forces operating against Wilmington,
N. C., have been withdrawn and are
now near Fortress Monroe.
New York,Dec. 28.—The Wilming
ton fleet story is bogus.
Washington, Dec. 28.—It* seems to
be a mistake as reported this morning
that the naval and military fleet has re
turned from North Carolina to Ft. Mon
roe. The Navy Department has no such
information, but that one vessel only re
turned to the latter place, bringing dis
patches from Admiral Porter. The mes
senger has not yet arrived at Washing
ton. It is ascertained from au authen
tic source, however, under date of Fort
Monroe, yesterday, that the powder
ship was
exploded within 300 yards of
Fort Fisher, about 2 o'clock, a. m., on
the 24th. Later in the day Admiral
Porter attacked the Fort and adjacent
defences, and renewed the bombard
ment on Christmas day. On each occa
sion we drove the rebels from their guns
under the shelter of the bomb-proofs,
so as to effectually silence their fire. In
a very few minutes after the frigates
and heavy ships got into position, a
detachment of troops landed. On Sun
day afternoon the skirmishers pushed
up gallantly to the Fort under cover of
our fire. Some of the more daring
actually entered the works and brought
off the flag. The bombardment of the
fleet continued on Monday. The Sen
tiago and DeKalb captured a company
of North Carolina soldiers in the outer
works, antl brought them off.
Nkw York, Dec. 28.—Gold is steady
with no special demand from specula
tors, antl for export. The price opened
at $2,162, and advanced to $2,17j, and
again fell to $2,10}. On account of the
rumor of a repulse before Wilmington,
the price rose to $2,21, but receded again,
to $2,19!.
The Cuba took out $534,000 in specie
to-day.
Baltimore, Dec. 28.—No news has
been received from Fort Monroe this
forenoon.
Nkw York,Dec. 28.—The large piano
factory owned by the united piano ma
kers in Brooklyn, at the corner of South
Third and First streets, was destroyed
by fire last night. Loss over $30,000.
The Wor/(l')i Washington special says
that Sherman considers Branchville, S.
C., of much more importance than
Charleston, as it is a great railroad cen
tre, and once there, could open ready
communication with Beaufort, when
Charleston would fall from its own
weakness.
St. Louis, Dee. 28.—The ice gorges
above the city broke away on Monday,
and the river is now believed to be clear
from the mouth of the Illinois river to
Cairo. Several steamers were badly
damaged by the ice. A number of
barges and flat boats were carried away.
The steamer Highlander, from Pitts
burg, with a argo of pig iron, was sunk
at the Island, it is feared it will be a
total loss. The boat was valued at forty
thousand dollars. The famous ram
Monarch was sunk twenty miles below
here. The total damage by the moving
of the ice is not yet known.
The Missouri,'Illinois aud upper Mis
sissippi rivers are reported rising, and
navigation, doubtless, will soon be re
opened.
Portland, Dec. 28.—The steamship
Peruvian, from Liverpool the 15th, Lon
donderry the 16th, and Cape Race the
evening of the 24th, arrived this even
ing.
Alluding to the Florida disaster, the
London Times says: "Assuming it to
have been by design, we are not disposed
to waste much indignation on the sub
ject, as the method of procuring and
equipping the Florida was such a viola-
ward will make ample apology
A blockade running crew has been on
trial in the Court of Exchequer, in which
the Judge pointed out that all parties in
the matter are foreigners, and denounced
*uch violation of the rights of asylum.
A large open air meeting of the opera
tors of Manchester adopted resolutions
strongly opposed to the recognition of
the slave-holding Confederacy.
Parliament meets on the 1st of Feb
ruary.
The breach between the Papal govern
ment and the Prussian Minister is wide
nine.
The Times of the liith, says the reduc
tion in the rate of Exchange, per cent.,
is a step entirely in harmony with the
market, and will be especially welcome,
from its being calculated to lesson mor
bid despondency which has prevailed
in all branches of trade since the specu
lation mania was corrected by the salu
tary advancing up to 8 and 9 per cent.
The demand for discount yesterday was
of the average character, under the full
expectation that the bank rate would
be advanced.
Monmouth, Ii.i.., Dec. 27.—The Illi
nois State Teachers' Association began
•its session here to-day. The number of
delegates in attendance is quite large,
and others arrive on every train.
In the absence of the President, Prof.
Edwards, of Blooirington, the associa
tion was called to order by the Vice
President, Mr. Howland, Principal of
the Chicago High School.
After prayer by Rev. Dr. Young, of
Monmouth College, the hospitalities of
the town were tendered the Association
by Rev. Mr. Mathews, of Monmouth.
The Association was welcomed to
Monmouth College by Rev. Dr. Young.
Mr. Howland responded very happily
on behalf of the Association
The remainder of the morning ses
sion was employed in the appointment
of committees.
In the afternoon session Mr. Powers,
Conductor of the Normal Gymnastic In
stitute, of Chicago, gave a short exer
cise, which was received with decided
favor.
Mr. Hosford, of Locltport, read a good
essay on the foundations of civil gov
eminent, which was replete with patri
otic sentiment.
Prof. Blastman presented a short and
spirited exercise in music.
The afternoon session was concluded
by a discussson on Declamation, con
ducted by Messrs. Booth, Packard,
White tnd Woodward, of Chicago,
Royce of Juliet, Anderson of Newark,
and others.
The opinion seems to prevail that this
meeting of the Association will be one
of the most pleasant and profitable yet
held.
Bitown's BRONCHIAL TBOCHES.—We
would call the special attention of
clergymen and teachers to "Brown's
Bronchial Troches.*' It Is well known
to our readers that we do not admit
medicines to cur columns. MTe adver-
tise these Troches, because after a trial
of them, we are satisfied that they are
New Yokk, Dec. 28.—The Richmond the best thing of the kind extant.—Chi
Whiy of the 20th says Stonernan's com-1 cf'go School Journal.
inanil had captured Kaltville, in south-j
western irginu.. The, valuable salt Three thousand four hundred and
works which supply nearly the whole
s xty 0f
Coniederacy werei situated there, and i ture'd near Nashville have thus far
they have been defended with great per-
sis.encj hj the rebels e\er since the pjve thousand more are on the way.—
commencement of the war. To-day there are nearly fourteen thous
New York, Dec. 28.—The Herald's and rebels in camp here.—Chicago Jour,
correspondent gives the details of Tor-124A.
the rebel prisoners recently eap-
arrive
at Camp Douglas, in this city.-
PRBPABE FOB THS DRAFT.
Tho Adjutant General of Iowa again deair
tocall tin attention of the people of tbU HUt~
to tlie following circular. liopinK Unit promp
attention will be paid thereto:
IMKPBTANTTO THIPUIUC.
STATE OF IOWA.
ADJUTANT GENF.JIAI.'S OrncK,
Diivviiport, Mov. »}, 1801.
Pinoui..vu No. 24.
rt JiKKk.An, The enrollment in the Provo*
Marshal's liep.-irtment is much larger in mm
liUb-«llstrietKit tliiH State Until the actual num
ber of men between tlie ugtn of
-JU
in
and 45 year
cnpuble «f lieHi iii^arniK: anl
wiiKKKAN, By tliis incieased enrollment th
quota assigned to certain i-uli-dislrii ts
Uuh
disproportionately large and
WIIKKKAS,
bet
Authority aud directions have no
been given lor the correction uud revision o
said enrollment, for the reason given In Circu
lar No. :»tf. War Department, Provost Mar.sln
General's office, Washington, D. tj., Nov. 15t
1H(W, which
hereto attached
It Is urged upuii ail oui citizens to aid th
Board ol Enrollment ol the respective district
In said correction and revision.
The cUlzeiis ol tois Slate should muler*tail
that it is plainly for tlie interest of each sul:
district to have stricken from the lists all th
names improperly enrolled, because au exces
of names increases the quota called lor Iro
such sub-district and that it is equally for th
interest of each person enrolled in a given su"
district to place upon tlie lists ail persons in th
suii-di.strict liable to do military duty, becau
the greater number to he drawn lioia the It
the chance that any particular individual wi
be drawn. It is the personal interest of ever
enrolled man (hat the ijuo'.a In which he Is co
cerned shall not bo made too large, and that
own chances
for draft :i)iall not be unjustly i
creased. Uoth these objects will bo attained
all parties will aid in striking out the wroii
names and putting in the right ones. Kspecia,
ly is this the interest of ho»e drafted men, wli
by putting in substitute.* themselves liable
dralt, have secured exemption, which by tl
term of the law holds giod only until the pre
ent- enrollment is exhausted their sub-di
tricts. Sleu who are over -to years of age, a
iu consequence excused ly law from tlie pe
formance of duty iu the field,
owe it to tlieeau.
ami to the country, lo take a zealous aud activ
part in the correctiou of the enrollment lists,
military service of the flrst importance.
The law requires that quotas shall beossig
ed iu proportion lo the enrollment, and the tai
ness and justice of this mode of determiui:
the ainouut of military service due l'r tu eac
and every section of the country cannot I
doubted, if the enrollment is mode as near
perfect as it is practicable to make it. 1
amount of service due to tin- nation lrotn eve
town or county is thus laid fairly and plain
before the citizens, and I am sure that a high
motive than sellMi interest will prompt all
do their share in perfecting the enrollment ai
secuiing a just and efficient execution of tl
laws for raising troops whenever it becom
necessary to supply them. Tlie sul ject shou
receive tlie attention of town, precinct ai
ward meetings and committees.
The citizens ot tlie .State are particularly
quested .notify and furnish evidence to
A. A. Provost Marshal General of this Mat
and all District Provost. Marshals, aud all sp
clal olliccrs employed under llum, and
Boards of enrollment of all information rel
tive to death, changesof residences, enlisiiae
orotiier causes whicti all'ect the enrollment
N. 11. KAKKK.
Adjutant General ot lww,
WAK I KI'AKTMKNT,
PKOVOS'I MAIKHAL GENERAL'S OFFICE
WASIIIN TO-, I), e., Nov. td til
Circular No.
Attention again is called to the necessity
correcting the enrollment lists In every distr
and sub-district. While the Hoard is i espon
ble, as a body, lor the enrollment, the tVmm
siouer of the lioard will be required lo give'
particular attention to the correction revisi
and preservation oi the lists, and to tile pre
ration of all reports and returns iu garu
tliem and he is hereby especially directed
see that monthly reports of the eorreeut
made iu the enrollment for the precedui" u.o
are promptly torwarded to this oilice on or
lore the :sd day ot' every month.
Circular No. £1, from U s office, dated June
ISol, is r- produced aud revised lui the guitiir
of ail concerned. It is as follows
The attention of Hoards oi I.uroiiim ut is ci
ed to section ti ol the act amendatory of the
roiliuent Act, which is in the following wor
viz:
SEC. 6. And be itfurthir enacted, 'flint 15oa
of Knrollmeut shall enroll ail persons lit.hi
dra under Ihe provisions of tnis act, and
act to which tnis is an amcudi*.eiit, wh
names may have been omitted by 11,e pio
enrolling officer a:l persons who shall an
the age of twenty years bi tore the duilt ....
ieas who shall declare their intention to tiei o
citizens all persons discuarged from tne
tary or naval *er\ice ot tlie l-niied st ite
have not lieeu in such service two years dl!r
tJie present war. and all persons who l:a
exempted under tlie piovisions ol the
section ol the actio which tins is an aiue
uient, but who are not exempted by ihe pio
ions of this act, and said Hoards ot"
1* nruilin
shall release and discharge irom draft, all
sons who, between the time of the enrol.iu
and the dralt, shall lime arrived at the us
forty-five years, anil shall strike tk*e wxi
such persons from tlie enrollment."
Attention
)ti
u is also called to
tor
5S, S», 00, til, and oi. ttevised lUi^utions
Bureau of llie Provost Max£&TUeUcr>.
1.
It is to be borue in mind Liy the Hoards,
their duties, in regard V'lhe correction of
Enrollment, do not c-jase Willi itsievisio'
recently completed or now in progress, on
contrary the revision and correction of tl
I.ists is acont ioious duty, to which the la'
or
ail Hoards must be d.iecied. The name
all persons liable to military duty laki.
their residence iu a sub-district, as well
in the tub-district, who from lime to time
conic liable shall be added to tli© l-.nroil
lists: and the names of persons who enlist
the military or naval service, or remove
manently from a district, or whose liability
minates hiie it. will be stricken oil" au
case of removal, v/neuever it is practicable.
Hoard of Kiiroltiiient of thedist.net to n'lUcli
peison removes will be notified, ami he wil
enrolled liv that Hoard.
i the list, it iie can siiow to tlie satisfaction^
o
Board, that the persi^iwwwSP^Sw. prop
enrolled, oil account oj—,
ist. Alienage
2d. Non-residence
3d. Over age
4th. Permanent physical disability, of su
degree as to render the person not a proocr
jeet for euroUmerit under the law and"iv
tions
otli. Having served the military or n
service two years during tin- present war,
been honorably discharged.
Civil officers, clergymen,all other pj
lient citizens are invited lo appear at all
before the Hoard to point out errors in the
and to give such information in their pi
siou as may aid in the correction au-ii vi
thereof.
To the duty of hearing and actiuj} upon el:
for exemption, Hoards ol ICnrolliuent are
joined to devote all the time tli,at can be sp
from other iess pushing duties. They wil
port to the Provost Maislmi tJenerai, for
purpose of correcting lists on file, ui the «-r
each month, upon siiectp. of Consolidated
rollment J.i^ts, the names and residences
persons who have been added to, or :-u
from the rolls during the month. They
send with each report a recapitulation, sho
iu concise form the number enrolled
time of forwarding the last list, tlie nui
stricken from the enrollment' and the uui
added to It since that time, and its aetmdi
tion at dateof report. JAM4.fi H. 1 K\
Provost Marshal Gene
NOTE.—Acting
Assistant I'rovout Ma
Generals will see that in all cases wher
alteiatlons have been made in the t:nrolIi
lists for the month, tli *', nevertheless, a
of that fact xlmll be promptly made to this o
by the Commissioner, before the third ct
the ei suing month.
Dec. 24dlt
General Sully, who is at Dubuque,
received a dispatch from his Ailjut
Captain Pell, whom he left at Ft.
D. T., to treat with belligerent ind
who were expected at the Fort.
Captain says the Indians have com
sue for peace, aud that they have g!
up Mrs. Kelly, who was taken by
in Minnesota in 18(i2, at the time of
massacre, aud whose fate has excite
much interest in the country.
Indians are anxious for the Geue
ratify the peace,and humbly ask to
usual peace present.
A man in Fairfield, Ohio, stole $•
greenbacks. By statute iu that S
the stealing of $35 constitutes gran
ceny, which is a penitentiary ofleu
The very cute lawyer who dele
him pleaded that the statute con
plated §&> in value, and as the i
were worth less than the sum in
the prisoner was only guilty of
larieny. The court sustained the
aud the rogue escaped the prison.
A horrible tragedy took place at
Paul on the £2d. The wife of a Ger
tobacconist, named Htelzer, while
tit of insanity, murdered two o
children with a hatchet,seriously w
ded a third, and then cut her t'
with a butcher knife and died.
S&" Christmas and New Years.
Christmas and New Years.
#8" Christmas and New Years.
A fine assortment of Toys.
A fine assortment of Toys.
A tine assortment of Toys.
Best assortment of pocket knive.
Beet assortment of pocket knive
Splendid assortment of Candy.
Splendid assortment of Cand ,.
Cider aud Chestnuts.
Cjder and Chestnuts.
Cider and Chestnuts.
Cider and Chestnuts.
Groceries of all kinds cheap*,
Groceries of all kinds -beaps
Gioceries of all kinds cheap.
For cash.
For cash.
At Lillibriuge'a,
At Lillibridge's,
At Lillibridge's.
Next door to Burnett's Book Sto
Dec. u—diw

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