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COW MBUS, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRU . . . r aSmW HHmiHHMMMHMMBaM.' ' - i lhe Ohio Statesman: :;l M)iftlLV, TRI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLT.'-: PRINTED AND POBLTSIIED BV iTlie OHio Statesman Compaay, jb$c&No's. 30,38and.4O North High Street :) a (IN VARLIBLT. rH ' ADVAKCK.) V Daily, mi year.............' ....., 09 , , 7 "e carrier, per wees. . 120 i ' fc1YH'lJ',Pr yM'- 00 Weakly, single eopy, ona year ., j 00 ? J ; ' lixmontht. 1 00 tV Qltjblof fottt soviet, ona year-.w.... T 00 ' nubof teneoples, ona year ......M 00 lflJ V ' r "5x onth. 8 0 I:it v.lJJOd Of vWffiV oopiai, ona year .30 00 nri.v ..... . lxmonthi 1600 ti A) UUATDllOOTHYllJsaful .1S -' . ' .: . Appllcabla to tha naaful rti. ' " ' ; A now thin ... 7" - i. . ,' '!..:.; t.- f 1 IU CombinUon. Soot anil Shea anufaotureri. ' Jawalan.' '....faaillai. , .rf-r-.'I-!-'- t i' tt j i Remember. Sold by Lord & Agonts, to wnom au una iv, mej-aiy A VfllliahlA Discovery! i HILTON'S Insoluble Cement ! Ia of mora ffenaral nr&aticil util ity than any invention now be fore tha nuhlio. t b&i. hmn tuorouhty teatad dorinjt tha laat iiwo yeara oy practical man, and pronouncea oy an to oa SUPERIOR TO ANY Adhesive Preparation-known. Hilton's InsblOble Cement la a new thing, fend the remit of yearn of study; ita combination is on Scientific Vrinclplee And under no eiroumatincei or change of temperature, Willi it oeoome corrupt or emit any ol fensive ameU. , v - . ROOT & SHOE u Uanufaoturers, nsins! Machines, will find it the be4t-xttale known for Cementing tha Channels, as it wnrkfl wiLhnntdelKV. in not nf- faotad by any ohanga of temper ature. , . .rinvEi.i:iis Wilt find it auffloiently adhesive lor tneir uae,aanas ooen proved. It In especially ndipt . cl to LieatHcr. And we claim as an epeoial merit, that it aticks 1'atchen and LininzatoBootaand Shoes aiiffl- piently atrong without stitching. IT IS THE ONLY ' extant, that it a sure thing for - meoaing Furniture, . Crockery, , . Itone, . . . . Ivorj,1 And artioles of household use. REmiEiuuEn i Hilton's Insoluble Cement Is in a liquid form add aa easily applied as pasta. Hilton's Insoluble Cement Ii insoluble in water or oil. Hilton's Insoluble Cement Adhere tP p)ly substances.! Supplied in Family or Manufao turers' packages from 1 ouncaa to iim pouoas mXTON BROS, Co. Proprietors. . PROVIDENCE. R. I, Smith Wholesale Drugiists. S3 Ueneral ' Western orders may oa addressed. ., .nt LOOK HERE! FURS I FURS I ; FURS 1 "L A SHIAlL ADVANCE FRO IB WANUFACTURERS' COST PRICES I SIG(f;p.FTHE! BLACK BEAR, ( - . i Russian Sable Sets. nuason uaysame sets nrK nn.i ksjii. c :r-t.t: aisvss .wai v miiia aoto.t. ' s ' tone Marten Seta,' ' ' 1 " i . ' : 'f, Sq.ulrrel St, . Fter MlnU Sets, '- 1 , , . .,..1.., , . . '"' Coner Seta, ,'!'4'; "'. "Fur Capei, Fur Collar, 'ivv nr. :.faaisjrv- Pom, rtra hoods, ! " ' "iTUR TRIHUINQS, . 1 . 1 r: o J GENTS' P1TR COLLARS, '' t ttOl .U .!Yl v wit. OENTSMUB GLOVES "5ren't -Fur C?apW,'" : r-' i ' 5.' 1 .y.;. Carriage Robes, i .P.."'1'...'.1 - Y. .';' Uullalo Ilobes, : , ,,,.!Arrtt:..".'';." &o., &o., &c. .Wishing toreduoo oar Stook. we offer theabove Qeed.i. i u h . d X L: . . At ' Great" Bargains. WaTAte (ht flaeit and largest stook over bronght to Calumhus. , K . . . . . ; CALL 5EIXA.MInB.;; cSmith; & New Neil House Block, : " S-njanWtf COIATMBLS, OniO. FURNITURE MANUFACTORY 1 JAt6n FISHER, HAVING-FURCH AS. tJ ED the. entire stook and business of Messrs. bboediuger A Brown ia tha Furniture Manufactory, Ho. 103 South IXlffh Street, . ri!! contiaila ti builnau at the ZXTZS, STAND AS HERETOFORE), (1 a so'icita tha oustom of the old patrons of the M- t!il i(.(im,ut aud tha publio generafiy. All busiuass Wilt D ....... , ; " ;J?unctually , attendpsi, to r.id. Furulttire naaufaotured or repaired pirttuptly aocoriliiig to order. . -a w" a .3 J. i'loHElt ia alao engaged in the business of aa : .. .hieB U wiU gira iptej ifii pronjit aKastioci ' f-Ut. . 1, .-; 7 . a . T ity; .V. ty and ..'-f A - XX We and V Own 1 on' B B N NO " S P BYE R'S BANKING HOUSE,!, i. f Commission, i! Forwarding and f j. u .1 jo a ii GENEBAL PASSENGEB AGENCY .ill.' J .IH't , roi TBI Bremen, Hamburg & Havre Steamers. AND ALSO I RAILROAD TICKET 'AGENCY. '' v: ' east Ajro wEsrr.- . . Wo. T and Wtmt Third Street,1 ''"'(Corner Main.) Olioliaai,ii 'o. " i : oi.i86-tf 1 . ! V7M. H. RESTIEAUX, SUCCESSOR TOT MoKEJE .4 KE3TIEAUX Wo. 100 South High Street, j '.'- OOIsT7MBTJSf ! '.. . ' DEALER IN ; GROCERIES, PRODUCE. .!' ''.'' 1 ;? . . . .; ' PROVISIONS, ! Foreign & Domestic Fruits, FLOUK, SAJLT, MQUROS, Ac Sjojago and Commission. , RICHARD KENNEDY, . -DEALER IN .'' ';."".' Books, Periodicals. Stationery, PICI0RK8, FANCY ARTICLES, ETC., -1 i No. 56 South High Street, j Next Door to the Postomoe, ' , f " -" A oettm-dly COLUMBUS. OHIO, j" Mrs,1 m. a: vAN'ridUTEN . i. ... - . 1 f;M3XUner, AND DEALER IN MJJiLINEEY. & FANOT, GOODS, '. "' ' : if -ii ,., .. 1 ' so: 68 East Town Street,; !; ootto'ea-diy ' . WATER PROOF CIRCLES, vrAbElnthemoststylishWner.forsaieby 1 ft 1 , , j : " , ....... ., , ; : . BAKV A.SOW, -. -i ; Noi. IS to South High Street. G EATS! PAPER COULAKS iv I .,.od ?oy P!" P,01' ? U the fwhionable ,hP. Paper Wriat Bands, Ladies' Haper Collars and Cuffs, Uente' Neok 1'ies of all kinds. " . . ' " ' MAIiH A SOiV, ! . No. M to M South High Street. IMPERIAL.' SHIRTS. THE HE pattern of these shirts is new, the Bowles, ( ?XE(h r..v."i1?rafreormeitS th,ef' r"1" ? oort, and each Shirt ia ; luaranioea wen made. Hoys Shirts and Shirt Col- ars. Gent.'s Cotton Flann.l Dn. ilnj rY... menta in scarlet, white and mixed Merinoof the very ., Deal quality. , : Not. 23 to is SouuTriiirh strt 1 ' . iiirv Ar- turn 1 ABIES' and GENTS' Enrlieb and . AJ German HOS1EH V iosiehv of thevery best qnai- great rariety. French ' also nil lr. Woran Corsets. BAIN 4c SON, t . Nos. 33 to 39 South High street. ALEXANDRE'S Plain and Embrold ere id Glove. Also Undressed Kid Gloves with Embroidered Backs. Mines Kid Oloves. . . . MAIN & SON, , ' : Jfo. S3 to 29 South High atreet. J PLAIN - Bine and Brown ' I'onlard .Sillie. , Alao elegant Plain and Fanoy Silks for Street and Evening Dresses. Extra heavy Black Corded Silks for Baaqaes and Presses. Seeded Silks. ,..- :;: , . .... . BAIN & SON,."; ' - 1 ...... Nos. 23 to S South High street! rrvABEiE LINENS, eonsistini ot Damasks. Ta X 1 ble Cloths, Naukius and D'Oylies in great varie ana at reasonable prices. Also, Wine Damasks Fruit D'Oylies, Turkish Bath Towels, Laoe Cur- huu, .to. 1 , 1 1 siain sun, . '- tlfoa. S3 to 39 South High street.' EE.EOAWT'! LACE GOOUS. , '' THREAD!ahOrenchLaoeBarbes.''.' '.'V'. H U Black and, White BarboXaoe for Sashea n PoiM Uoeollar. Snd Set,:"'' l""" '!" I : iValenoiennes Laoes. Collars and Handkerchiefs, j ' hread and Freneh Lace Veils. ..'I; eal Thread Guipure and Blond Lace Edgings.',' ' 1 lack Yak Lac Inserting for Dress Trimmings.'; 1 1 ace Collars and Sleeves in Sets richly trimmed. ' ' fhita Blond Laoea for V.ils and nmu . i. Ruohea for Trimmings, Beading and Footings. JVJ Point Applique Lacas in aU wiiths. ' 1 ; JaaiM i ',Ki ton South High.atreit. R OS B &-B B itf- ,Mei!CIiaiitr Tailors, . Corner Totm A HLsrh Htn. TYAVIN6 aSs6ciae a Arrrtkri?irri - tneelher nndor th. a.hv named Irm fnr1k Purpose of-earryiDg on the above named buainessT ask tha attention oTtiie jpubli to our Urge. ricS well selected stock of Goods in our line. We Eeep oonsianuy on nana tun auorunens or to est grade and stylea of Cloths. Cassiraere and astjngw also.. full stock of Genu' Fnrdishinl Goods. W attend to business personally, do our eutting, and warrant the beat 4u and lnes wprlu-spoaial atUatioa iapaid to Military Oaoare r 'nil z : 7: J'rose' sibeeh. A?t AUTHORIZED BIT JOHN 8. 11ALL to lnflMnt .nil nnmh.M I af T.Mtrm im. lean b. t'omirliili. Vn. nriiumj nii..- the Johnstown road, or at the ottoe of Hall. Id i i . ; t It so the war tue der a the it, a j . this 01 tr i. has hU out, . that ' Ji 'force 1 ana of are of of ' same ple each law the wno ity hi laws brin I but, the and inch , , on, for up SPEECH OF HON. WILLIAM E. FINCK. ON CONFISCATION: ON CONFISCATION: Delivered in the House of Congress on the 28th of January, 1864. abrogates the treaties which had existed be sHoiaeryin tween the belligerents. Sir, I respectfully Thejolutresolutlon (H,R.STo. 18) to amend a Joint resolution explanatory of un act ito fl..vooi.ioui.TOivu, u pmusii treason ana rebellion, to seize and confiscate theproper . j.ty'.of rebels, and for other purposes, tp. proved July 17, 18G2, being under consider atioivMr; FlNdtsaid: , . Mr. Speaker, the debate on the resolutlrtri under consideration has led to the exitminB- DtmnitIDU Iliail.HAnnn 4a f..l. X 'I' . tion and discussion of questions of grave iiiLcieMn w uie uuiuury, mill ucnilUKl Iroln this House, as I have no-doubt they will reci'lye from the people, a most careful and prurient consideration. .. We.live, Mr. Speaker, In an eventful perf- wu ui iiio jiisiory 01 tins imiion. JCverf thinffieems to be Ofi9ettled and thrown un. on a sea of uncertainty. Plain provisions of the Constitution, which have heretofore been regarded as settled beyond contro versy; are now called In question, and new ana unneara-oi constructions placed upon them." The provision contained in the third section of article three of the Consti- tution, which provides that "the Congress shall have power to declare the punishment ui treason, duc no attainder or treason shall ..... Hi. , .. .!.... I. 1 1 J . .. Hum tuiiupuun oi uiuuu, or ioneicure ex cept during the life of the person attainted;" is now gravely argued in this House- by iu juts aim uiBiuiguisneu statesmen to mean that Congress may, in declaring the uuuimiiueiii, ui trensun, iroviue ior tne ior- feiture of the estate not for lite only but in fee. Sir, before the year 1802 there did iiot exist in tins country any cllllrence of opin iuii uijuu una clause oi rnn t nnst. irnr nn No one dreamed that the Constitution had vested in Congress any power of declaring .unciiuio ucyuuu uie mu oi tne person convicted of treason; but that by express provision the forfeiture was to be limited to tne ine ot the traitor. That such was the construction of the framerS of the Consti tution is evidenced by the writings of James Madison, justly entitled to be called the father of the Constitution, find hv tha Wla. lauiuu.ui mu i lest vongress, oi wnicn manv 1.. .io vi me vuuBLiuiuuu were members. The opinions of Justice Story, already cited in this debate, show how clear that distinguished jurist was on this question. Sir, I was about to say that I was aston ished that there should exist in this House any riiflerence of opinion upon a clau e of tne constitution which Has for more than seventy years been regarded beyond con troversy; but the sad occurrences which have unfortunately taken place in this coun try within the last three years admonish me that I Should not be astonished at nnvthW. seems to me, Mr. Speaker, that the hon orable, gentleman from Pennsylvania'! Mr. Stevens has exhibited more boldness and frankness in this discussion than any gen tleman on that side of the House". He does not seek by- any subterfuge to avoid the force of this provision of the Constitution, plain in itself, but marches boldly out, leader bf his side of the House, and takes the distinct ground, that the Union is already dissolved, and. that thia auentinn .1 one outside of the Constitution. He says that The United Hljitxn u .1 a.tv ..ui edged bellmorent, with a foreign nation, and as such has abrogated all former compacts existing be tween them, neither the United States, nor the Coo- jpueniH) ouwes eantas against Mh other, claim aid of the Constitution or the lawa passed nn- it. ; ... . , -, :: ) .',.,.; inat the btates In reheiiion are no lono-er portion of the United States, but are out side 01 the Union, and are to be conquered andjheld as subiueated territories: and ar gues that this Government, on hecoming conqueror, Is, by the laws of nations, clothed with the right, and should exeroise to confiscate and appropriate the proper ty of the people of the, States thus to be conquered. , Well, we have here a distinct recognition of the Confederat States,' and concession of what Jeff. Davis and the leaders of the rebellion claim. They insist wiaiiney are "outside 01 tne Union," and that the "former compact existing between tnem . ana tne united states lias been abro gated, and the honorable gentleman from Pennsylvania admits it. The questions discussed bv the trentleman from Pennsylvania Mr. Stevensf are of so important a cnaracter,' and embraae a jange 'han anything which has been advanced in discussion, that ! shall feel it my duty cAuuiinaiiou souiewnat more extensive .r.mln. i.i cnw,i .i.'i.i. i.' u J j i T 1"" who which 11c alluded to in his argument. To snstftin position, that the States in rebellion are of rhn TTnlnn unri onnafifnfo afArdrtn :. :r : ".r .v.v.s.. S?"i f.ue. ?T gentleman, quotes irom vatiei, rnuiimore, and Kent, to show a war between two nations annuls and submit that the authorities cited are not In point. . These States were not held by the of treaties, but by a Constitution adopted and assented to bv each of them. Dy tneir people tnrongn their conven tions. 1 muy admit that when a civil war breaks out between the different members the same society the contending parties each entitled to all the rights and usages war as against each other, This is a rule necessity, and is established by the plain est dictates of humanity and Christian civil ization. Writing on this subject, Mr. Whea ton says in his excellent work page 520i A civil war between the different members of the society la what Grotius oalls a m-'xed war; it is, aoeording to him, publio on the side of the establish ed Government, and private ? the nart of the Deo- resisting ii authority. But the goueral usai; of uab.vua iciaiuB BUIiil a rrm &g VIlbllllUK UUIU fcuu OOD- tendine parties to all the rights of war as against other, and even as respects neutral nations. . But I claim that there is nothing in this sound and necessary principle oT public which implies in a case like ours that these States are outside of the Union and constitute a foreign nation.. It is not against States as such that the war is to be pros ecuted, but against the people in the' States are in armed resistance to the author of. the United States. :- i A rebellion exists within a portion of the States, carried on by a portion of the people those States. - They have for the time be ing prevented the execution of the Federal within certain boundaries, but their ordinances of secesstonhlbelng. invalid and uncnsutuuanal, vBoJ?oxce which they may 2 to-jnaintain such acta can trive them legality nntil they shall successfully estab lish their Separation, and this would be suc cessful revolution, and constitute them be fore the world a distinct nation.-,'- i' believe, Mr. Sneaker, this unfortunate result of breaking up the Union may be averted by wise and prudent statesmanship; elr, I do not believe - the polioy advr cated by the gentleman from Pennsylvania Mr. Stevens that wbloh is presented by President can do so." Slril am for the uiiiuii vi uicee oiatce, not as BuojUKatea conquered States,: but as equal States, as our fathers intended them to be. j ' J.he people J have the honor to represent this floor are for the old Union. I be- llrtVA th A TIAnfllA nt thn antlva TCnr hnroct srk that same Union under which they grew and prospered ; but, sir that Uuioahas U 1 of x'-o: 1 1 a-j been denounced on this floor. The Const!- I tution as it is and the Union as it was are assailed not only by traitors In arms, buby gentlemen In this House. They want an amended Union, an amended Constitution. . Sir, If the policy of this Administration and its friends shall prevail, we never shall nave tne union as it was nor the Constitu tion as it Is. Sir, was it for some other union, some other Constitution, that a mil lion and a half of brave and gallant men nave Keen sent to the field and a debt of two or tnree thousand million m in in. enrred? Sir, Is all this sacrifice of blood and treasure to result in the dissolution of uie oia union and the permanent change of the old Constitution?.' I trust not . , , i Mr. Speaker, we stand before the world ro-aay n great military power. The devel opment of the strength and vast resources ui tins country during the war, both upon the sea and unon the land, have njitnniani the world, and are perhaps unparalleled In history: and who doubts if this combined strength had been used for the simple and single purpose of vindicating the rightful authority of the United States, and restor ing all the States with their rlchta Institutions unimpaired .fco, the Unlonac- vumpauieu Dy a wise ana , conciliatory v.vuisc ui civil policy, out wnai me strug gle would now be closed, the Union restor ed? . :-. ... . , If this war is to be continued for some other and different purpose, If it Is to be waged against the DroDortv and local insti tutions Of the States and for the nnrnn nf euuj ugmion ana conquest, as advocated by the bonoxable gentleman from Pennsylva nia Mr. Stevens, it cannot fail to excite moredesperateand united opposition on the part of the South and continue the struggle ...vl j . . r-r--- niucn longer, and nnally terminate In the permanent dissolution or t ia nninn. S r there is a limit beyond which this war, and beyond which no; war can be continued, without utter and comDlete bankruntr-vonrl exhaustion. It must sooner or later come to an end, and it becomes us wlaplv and carefully to consider whether the. hio-hnsr considerations of patriotism and duty to n.o icjiu tins country ao not require uiui. mm war snail De limited to tne nnr. injsvB niuiuuuceu on tne part. oi uiis uovern- uieni at tne commencement 7.ff o i t . .... . i trine advocated here by the distingished gentleman from Pennsylvania TMr. Rtflvpnii ., . iuiu,ui iii uie uuu-1 on the subject of confiscation, either as ap plied to real or personal nronertv. I under stand him to maintain that bv the law f wr me conqueror may seize and convert everything that belonirs to th enflmv. nnr. only public property and the territory of the enemy, but also the private property of uiuiviuiiais, men; women andchlldren, both movables and Immovables. Sir, no such instance has taken place since tne conquest of England by William of wormanuy, unless indeed the case quoted by the gentleman from Pennsylvania Mr. Stevens of the conduct of Enirlnnrl with uer suojeew in inoia De authority. air, it seems to me tnis is the last author ity which should be quoted before this House. : The conduct of Great Britain to ward her India possessions has been marked by a violation- of everv law. nuhHn and private, and I trust M ill never be adopted oy this country, and no such doctrine has UP tO this time been recoo-nlzAri or nasantirl to by the United States, aa I will endeavor to show before I close. And now, first, as to real estateBy BVeonqnestof an enemy's territory the wrocessftit-party does not ob tain such absolute rights to the real estate as will warrant him in disposing of the soil. He only obtains the mere right of occupan cy, and the possession does not ripen into tiue uniess it snail De connrmed by treaty or by the total abandonment by the con quered party of an effort to regain it But tnis doctrine does not Include private prop erty, and has reference only to the property of the belligerent enemy to public proper ty, un wis question mt. wneaton, In his excellent Treatise on International Law, pages 596 and 597, says: .... . ,-.( -i .: j In anoient times both the movable and immovable Sropertv 01 ine vanquisoeo passed to tne conqueror, uoh was the Roman law of war, often asserted with Roman provinces subdued by the northern barbari-1 anaontb.-deolineaodfallof the western empire. uuio.ou.iiig scrum: una suon was tne late or th. UndaWngiri'toth. oonflscated anf partitioned kmonir th. om.SJ, . was that of Enirl.nd hv W.lfUm nt J. ine lasi-examn e nr hurmie of such a eonquest SincO that neriod amnnd. 4.hn ;vil..Ml n-nil'ne voruienaoin conqnest, even wnen connrmed by a treaty of .pease, has keen followed by no general or paruai transmutation ot landed property. The property belonging to the Government of the van quished nation passes to the victorious State, which also takes the place of the former sovereign in re- spectto the eminent domain. In other respect pri vate right are nnaffeated by conquest. . Tliis authority is direct and in rtoinr- anrl the same principle of law has been recog- uiicu oy i.uiB uovernment on several occa sions, to which. I shall refer hereafter. Allow me again to read from Wheaton, pages wu ana nnk t.; i.m :. We have seen that a firm possesion, or the sen tence of a competent court, is sufficient to confirm the captor's title to personal property or movables taken in war. A different rule is applied to real property or immovables. Tha nriorinalnvnm nftki. species of property ia entitled to what is called the posUuniny.endtbe title acquired in war must be confirmed by a treaty of peace before it can be oon- Bidered aa eomnletAiv v.li.l. . Vhia -mU ..umI u- freouentlv .Dnliml In th.MMnf mM mttA nMn. I ' ny erty, which by the ganeral nsage of modern nations extmpirom eoniteaUm. at onlv becomes nreo. troally important in questions arisineut of aliena tiona4f real property belnnring'to the Government made by the opposite belligerent While in military vuoup.uon 01 tne country. auett a title must oe ex ressiy eonnrmwl by the treaty of peace, or by the teneral operation of the eeasioaof territory made by iuv.uviut in muou mnij, . . . y. Jt will be observed that this rule.goTerns he Dr'ooertvTielono-Inir to thn u'f)nruirnnumtn the conquered belligerent, and does; not upiJi .to. viuere private properxyv'u. -t. . ' ' ' 01 to (Contlnded To-morrow. . PpoJca & , Stationery. JOSEPH H. - ( . COLUMBUS aflUlaf ,ubMerl.''B6oItsQUer1& Stationer, -r mzjric -rr-wm-'i - 1 aT61 XTrlnTEtSr, Uliicler, ' L BlankBook Manufacturer BLANKS; BILL'- HEADS, LETTER HEADINGS, ;CHECKSj- NOTES, : BONDS, ul CERTIFICATES, i In Letter Pre and Lithography. foreign & Domestic Stationery on u-rs ..I asso'vawo. y. RtKCH AND AMERICAN . PAPER HANGINGS, nnnnc-Bi m nrrnDATinMt- window anAzma, i rames ajna jxouicungWi ''e&C4.''f"fcC) Ml.. ,,J08. H. RILET. 5shjr-d4i House & Lot for Sale. GOOD BRICK DWELLING, HOUSE, eohtaini'ng twelve rooms, and cellar, and other eonveniencea, well, aistern, wood-house, ooel-hpuae. - j .,.1.1 . T" , 1 ' itI1 fjt JFS"!! For m U If SSmm'mmm " ' ' '..-.o 1 : lI it ;iiAXEy J..-. to ' . for the i TELEGRAPHIC. REPORTED EXPRESSLY for the STATESMAN For Nlajht'a Dlepatchee ace 3d pay Morning and Noon Dispatches. Washington Items. ' ifmv York, Feb. 10. The Times' Wasii- i iK"m aispatcu irom D airrax C. H- states that a contraband reports his escane from conslderable force of rebels. infiTntrir .nd vsvairy, six mues soutn or the station. A force was dispatched to ascertain the truth of it, but had not returned this afternoon. In the House to-day, Mr. Arnold, of Illi nois, Introduced a bill,for investigation into the proposed improyement of the Chicago harbor, to be paid by tonnage duties. Be- lerrcd to thfl rnmmlrtoa nn lVn... L' .i . . . The i Times' Washington dispatch report wu uiSuiiin(u)iii wuiskv merciianttl aretodncjng effect, andit wouldnow seem I mat uw senate amendment of the wniskv (4T ..i n rr V n n.lnK.J 1 .1 IT. maj auuyiKix uy las llOUSe. TU6 President has acceded to tlie wishes of the State Convention of ArEansas, and ordered vreii. oteeie to noid an election on the day designated.' In other respects he hasre- neweu nis instructions to Oen. Steele, to make sure of averting a collision between the military and civil authorities, forheias commissioned Gen. Sickles to go to Arkan sas with full and discretionary power to keep things straight , . Gen. Butler has commenced the estab- lisnmont or a common school system at Norfolk and Fortress Monroe, precisely like thattn Massachusetts. It will insure the education of hundreds ol children. Commissioners from the Dominican re public, which was suppressed by Spain in 1861, are here anDlvlnsr tobn beward laid the case before the Cabinet to-dav. and did ! f Rebel News. w , . w. .v. .biuuuipiiu uuycro IV 1. w iniiir nun ' 111 IS 1 il I .v. n n . K n - w 1,110 0111 re receiveu. ine lixaminer r ports the arrest of a W. Heinz, a hnn Ii pi charged with being connected with an or ganization to release Yankee prisoners, as- aassiiiate jcu. uavis and destroy the (lav. ernment buildinars and work shons In Rli-h. mond. Other arrests were likely to follow w iuu rou 01 memDcre was seized with uetnz. '.'.;.' The arrest of Hon. Eobt. Toomha . f?. vannah for treason and disloyalty was ru mored in Richmond, bnt it nroverl to hn.- originated in the fact that Toombs attempt- j get aooaru a train at savannan aud was put on Dy tne guard. jiajor ien. urcckinndge Is appointed to relieve Samuel Jones In command of the reDei department or Southwest Vlrirtnia. A rebel disDatch from OrAno-n rnnrt House, 7th, says: The enemy crossed In jarge ioree oaturaay at Morton s ford, but iter u enarp contest were repulsed by Oen, J6.U. Johnson's divlson. and driven hanlr over tne river, uur troops returned this morning, ine enemy also attempted to cross at Barnett's ford, but were rennlserl by Gen.: Scalers North Carolina brigade a i rl I .omaa'a iakaI m . fpu. ......lit our side were slight. . The enemy has re- " . iiUvD b invauvs Aim tmiim.i LiJt nn urcu. A letter from Walhalla. S. C Jnh. 21tJi states that Western N. C and.towns in thn county of Georgia, were recently invaded by fifteen hundred Yankee cavalry, who uiuateu inaiscnminateiv. earned orr ne groes, horses, food, fcc. they captured two ionieaerate soiaiers, wnom they handed over to Uie bushwhackers of Western N.C and Tennessee, who shot them. The letter says tne bushwhackers have murdered the rebel JLleut. col. walker, his son, Mr. Young and Col. Davidson's son. and others. . The Savannah Republican of January 30 sees no Indication of a formidable attack in mat vicinity. It reports, however, an at tack on-the rebel pickets at Whltimare. Shelling a thunderbolt battery, by a monitor Without effect.- , H""0 0f Caroluia- died on the 25th of January. . Jit was- omciany scatea tnat tne whole nurnoer or troops enlisted for actual service since uctooer is 100,000. Morgan was at Colnmbus.' Bragg had u:ii juoutgomery ior menmono. News via St. Louis. St. Lotus, Feb. 10. The Senate vesterdav passed the House bill for a new State Con vention. ? The bill defers the election , of delegates until n ovember next. The Memphis correspondent of the CM. cago Journal, under date of Feb. 4th. savs advices from Vicksburg are that Sherman's army leu mat piace last weeK, the 16th corps under Hurlbut. following the 17th umlnr jucmersoji, which has the advance. Gen. Smith's cavalry exnedition lpft.Mpm- phis for Corinth on the -evening of the 3d, and will soon be heard from in the interior Mississippi and Alabama. i 1 IhO v-X ine union lorces in Arkansas are also id to be preparing for an early movement southward, which will put Magruder's ar my Between tsteeie s command on the north and Uanks columns on the south... 1 .. ir ' The Democrat's -Leavenworth .dispatch says: A joint resolution for a Senatorial election to-day passed both Houses under tne gag ruie, irotests nave already began come in from various counties, and in dignation meetings will be held all over the State-. The people are utterly opposed to the fraud and will vote it down bv. an over. whelming majority, at the first State elec- ' ft From Newbern. NrwBERN, Feb. 5.--Laree numbers of rle- serters from the rebel armv hnvn hpon Mm. ing in since yesterday morning. They re port the rebel General Pickett nrf hu command, then consisting of fifteen thou- eaiiu men, tnat mere were dui two tnousand Union soldiers In Newbern,.and that he in tended to take the city bv a nlo-hr. .a.aiiH The ' arrival Ot a retdmont 'tVnm Ron fnrt just oeiore me enemy out our communlcA . . . . - v 110ns wim mat point, togetner with the arming of firemen and citizens, white and black, satisfied the enemy that we are mor than a match for them. Hence ,ihelr failure make an attack. The enemy has fallen back to Kingston, N. C. The town of War saw, N. C, was destroyed by fire on the 81bV accidentally : - ' a " ' 1 naw ,-.-; New Y6RI. Feb. 10. The Herald' Wach. ington dispatch reports the entire susnAn sion of pay, by order of the Secretary of a. , vi wuiuwuuuiK AlUJUOX Ul DetWCen thirty and forty regiment and 'batteries, neglecting to forward proper returns to Adjutant General's office, and also the of nearly two hundred field and company officers for neglecting' to forward military history and returns to the ordnance officer. ne suspension is to continue until returns are' forwarded. ". -,:;'..- v -r : " y 1 :.,r--.f.nri IV' 11 Cxntcs Feb. 9- Th steamer Stenhan tO. catur, from Memphis to Pittsburg, arrived inu evening wim puu oaies or cotton, for Cincinnati. . The Bteamer Baker was seized yesterday at Paducah, with a cargo of cot ton. She was released to-day, the charges against uer aoc rouig sustained . , :iNO;i95. New YoRxIFeb. 'in a .nani.i Herald . from headquarters Department of West Virginia,. 9th says: Information of high Importance reached one of our out posts to-day. It was brought In by a mount ed deserter from Karlv'a nnmmanrl XI a ant mat when he left a rumor was prevalent of removal or preparation made for the Imme diate removal of the Yankee prisoners from the neighborhood of Kiehraond.- Alscv the Richmond authorities had detained malls, iiewspapers, etc., going from Elchmond to soldiers In camp. . : .ai . . ; '" i ., Datton, Feb, 9-Thomas Parrott, of the i m or .tlt f feon' .Unseed oil manu- ""'pures, oj mis city, and one of the oldest and most respectable citizens. died this morning after a short illness. . Nkw York, Feb. 10. A nerald corre porident captured by the rebels In Louisiana and recently exchanged, writes that the en tire rebel force west of the Mississippi on January first was thirty-five thousand men' Nkw York. Feb. 10. Thn nenWm a,- il:- i r.. Y!""" '"pau;ii piaces tne loss m thA I Jfll I Vl H M linf 1 . 1 1 f .nn! ... . -. , the 14th Connecticut recrlmpnr. at nna hun dred and thirteen killed, six known to be taken prisoners and nineteen wounded. We lost no portion of Artillery, nor was any portion of our infantry forced out by the rebels and forced to cut their way through New York. Feb. 10. -The lfoi-Alrl'a respondence says: Price Is at Camden, Ar kansas, and has been strengthened by five thousand men under Minton. and preparing for a movement against Little Rock. Klrby uuubu a ucuuquarierB were at nureveport. New York, Feb; 10. The Richmond Whig says the Virginia Legislature has been occupied In secret session with a reso lution requiring the Confederate authorities to 8U8nend the ban of outlnwrv nr(n.t- Gen. Butler until an exchange of prisoner is effected. New York, Feb. 10. A refugee from the South says Atlanta will be destroyed rather than fall into Grant's hands, who is expected to move on it in the spring. 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