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tm . m ' Editor. THURSDAY, : : JAN. 9, 1862 fgj-Gor. Dcrxitox's Message lias been re served. It is as aide Stat. Paper, but it ia, "oh kw long." ' r ' ' -' 3jnu; j ; i t"Ko cine ha yet been discovered to tha ooQBdrel or scouadrels wbo set fire ta tie Free ?rtbjUra Church on Faint Creek a week or ao aince. Tbe Church ia to be rebuilt. The Senatorship. ..Among tha name that 'will be canrasaed, are Ueaara. Wad, ChascDeaniaon, Effing, Scltcnck Conria, Delano, Spaulding, Stanton, AsUlej, Groeabeck, and Coney. .'; DoCbtfci, One of tbe aoldiere in the Gtn Eegimont, at Lexington, writing liome to bis parental says that -it was reported among, the officers of dia Regiment that tbe war would be Trnw jnontia, -i : .V.; tfLetters received hnt nignt from members of tbe 16th Regiment gay that tie health of thgboya ia improTiBg, and that they are anx iously awaiting orders to go forward where the rebel ,"do congregate.". ' " ' ( ' : jy Abort six inches of Snow fell on Sab bath erenins last, and we are now heariue rtrrt- ti goad sleighing, which we hope will last a few weeks.'' ' fTXhat portion of the Regimental band of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, Col. Ajwaxsel, be lesgiag to Millersburg, returned home on a vis it aboat a week since, and left again yesterday mornidg.- Tlie boya spent a pleasant week among their friends, look "fat and sleek," and befcre'tbey left, gare-onr citizens a speeiroen of their skill in playing, which, we need not say, was liighly satisfactory. AH thought them "tard to beat" before they left ns, but with ecw instruments, new music, and the help of a cou ple of mou'tlis close attention to practising and playing, their friends here are now almost ready to declare them invincible. The members of tie band speak ia the high est terms of praise of the Colonel and officers of the Rcrimcnt ecnerallv. as inteilip-ont nnd couxieouf genttemra.-to whuse aluduess Hiry are indebted for much of tbe pleasure tbey bare enjoyed whilst with them. : Deoerober, 18C1, will be pot oa record as a month of extraordinary mildness db this con tinent. In many sections of the West, farm ers hare plowed, logged and engaged in other legitimate spring work. . . .. 13B Gen. Butler made this laconic and sig nificant speech to some sereaaders in Washing ton. Saturday night: Gentlemen. I thank you: but I will not make a speech ontillhare a ngau .. f ZSTQor. Pettui of Miss., and Ex-Congressman Barksdale, now Mayor of Vicksburg, have had a fight ia the executive office. Barksdnle Ios( lis wig in the Potter fight in the House. He fared but' little better in the Governor's "Several 'attempts hare been made to fire he citjr of Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of secesbdom. Plenty of slares there as well as at Charleston. , 'yZ. 3. Sherman, of Chicago, was award ed ft -contract of furnishing 1000 horses for Pnieb Cavalry regiment at Kenosha, his bid A $64.75 being the lowest. The bids ranged as high as $110.' ........... tyEx. Gov. Hunt, of Xcw. York, came near bleeding te death recently from the extracting of a tooth. Before the effusion of blood could he stooped by a physician, he was reduced to a dangerous condition, but is now eonvales- eent, v; ' I ryl severe fire occurred at the town ef Iforeawi. Michigan, the night of the 23d ult. Toa whole side of the principal business street waBiburaed out, involving a lues of some $40- 000, i:. . : .. . ' ...!; . : tS George Harry, aged 20, residing with -fathejyHearv Harry, at Tort Leyden, IT. Y. last Friday em some slight provocation shot his father dead and made his escape. IJJJ The Legislature of Virginia baa passed a law to prevent extortion in salt, which had been selling -at very high prices. A dollar a pound bad beta demanded for it in some in stances. .. It is to be seized and placed ia the hands of an agent, who is to sell it at lair prises. tgTbe great Western Fleet for some assem bling at'St. Louis aad points below that on the Mississippi river, seems aboat ready to start. Things in the West and Fast begin to look as though there was going ; to be something dour, aad that the. "startling news" promised the public lor so long a time, will soon be on hand. fThe Michigan Legislature has chosen Jacob He ward, to fill the unexpired term of the lata Senator Bisguax. t tST"A- Massachusetts firm engaged in the Manufacture of shoes, is now filliag an order Sot three thousand pairs of brogans, to be for warded to Fortress Monroe for use of the con trabands at-that station. The i for men range from eleven to sixteen, and ia one in- staace a special order waa givca for a pair of twenties. ,j .. n o v f Dnniel S. Dickinson, ia his lecture on Tuesday night, declared himself in favor of ab as ilute aad inrmediaU confiscation ol the rebels property, and the francliisemeat of slaves by ,ctf Congress. . The Intelligencer quotes his BPntenees apparently with satUfactioa. tyrhe Presidest ef the Bank of the State of Indiana publishes a card in the Indianapolis Sentinel, aaaoDaaing that that institution will sol follow the example of the Eastern banks in suspending specie payments, but will continue - V redeem its notes ia gold and silver upon call. jjp Tho rebels, it appears, have gone exten- ivefy into the counterfeiting busineas, aad are irenlating bogus coin minted at New Orleans. This not surprising. Men who have no com- pa actions ef son science about stealing mints ami money, should not be expected to be mdif- ferentiy honest, or above issuing bafio coin. It ' It Would be difficult to decide which is the least respectable, a seeessionis of a counterfeit' t - ' " ' VB treasonable secret Society has been -posed in Indiana.' Th anoi.t. omnni i ex- to oppose the war and resist the collection of taxes. The flight of that meanest of Indiana - traitors. John G. Davis, te Seeessia, is supposed ft have bec occasioned by his knowledge that en Bresson wouia soon oe made manifest, and that he had to -take his choice between Rich mond and Fort Warrea. Ohio LEcisuiTrnK, This body met at Co- lnmbcs oa Monday last, aad organised by the appointment of the following officers: SENATE. Chief Clerk D. W. Rhodes, Delawara. . 1st Assistant Clerk B. J. Lootnis, of Cleve land. .; . 2d , Assistant Clerk M. L. Morrow, of Tus carawas. Sergcaiit-at-arms James W. Sands, of Vin ton. 1st Assistant Sertreant at-Arms Mr. Cleee, of Montgomery. au Assistant aergeant-at-arms Mr. Howard of Harrison. HOUSE. For Speaker of the House Hon. Jomes B. Hut) bell, ol .Delaware. . ,. Chief Clerk Mr. Kinsman, of Cleveland." 1st Assistant. Clerk Mr. Steeusof Wa.-rea. 2d Assistant Clerk Mr. Miller, of Fairfield ' Sergeant-at-arms Mr. Hedges of Cincin nati. . 1st Assistant Sergeant-at-arms Mr. Chara- berl:un, of ashington. 2d ditto Mr. Chance, A PERTCtExr ScGGEsnox. Dr, Brownson baa given a new torn to an old idea ia the fol lowing style: "We have talked abont he-sub lime courage of dying for -onr country of standing up in the ranks to be shot at to be killed for this glorious cause; out vhal U ntW note it courage to kill tomebody." 1 ' ejfHoBJOE GaiELr lectured in Washington a few evenings since. The President and Sec retary Chase and Secretary Cameron's family, and nearly half of Congress were present. Ma. GaiELr boldly proclaimed that the real object of the war should be the destruction of Slavery. Whenever he declared this to be the one sole purpose of the war, he was vehement ly applauded, as he was when he cited the de claration of Andy Johnson, that rebels had no right to own anything. He pronounced it to be the enunciation of a patriot, and the wisdom of statesman. - The sympathy of the audience showed that as far south as Washington, the popular opinion was in harmony with the opin ions of the lecturer. jgWhile the news of the surrender of Ma son and Slidell will cause some dissatisfaction in the loyal States, it will be received with pro found dejection by the insurgents. We would do well, therefore, to compensate ourselves for our mortification by the consideration of the despair of our traitor enemies. faj"lt is Mme-consolation; in the surrender of Mason and Slidell, to know that the rebels are bitterly opposed to anything of the kind. They have very suddenly become sensitive as to our national honor. We hope to comfort them by the suggessioa that, after the Union has been restored, we will remember England. Washington Items. Special dispatches from Washington to the Cincinnati press state that Gen, Fremont has arrived, and is to appear before the Committee investigating the conduct of the war, ' Gen. McClellan is slowly recovering. Gen. Jim Lane is to ha, can acting Major General's command; a department comprising Kansas, Arkansas and the Indian Territory. ' Major Zagonri,tof Fremont's Body Guard, is in Washington, and will probably be a Colonel of Cavalry. Senntor Wade is likely to be made a Major General of volunteers. Buch are the reports. Necessity for Prompt Action. The grcafarnnos must soon advance or it will be too late. The crisis will soon be upon lis. Foreign intcrferance is threatened, and can only be aveeted by rapid prop-ess in crush ing out the rebellion. The force in battle ar ray is herculean, and so must be the efforts. Victory, great and sweeping must soon be won. or we cannot successfully vindicate our posi tion at home or abrcad. Diplomacy cannot do the work of armies and navies, us we shall find to our cost if we longer rest on our arms and oars. Clevttand Herald. The Army of Great Britain. The New York Timet publishes a statement of the present military force of Great Britain. In 1795 the regular army of that country exhibited a total of 119,000 men, . besides 42,000 in dis tant colonies. In 1808 she possessed an army of 220,000 well drilled soldiers, to which must be added from 80.000 to 100,000 militia, and 30,000 marines. From 1315 to 1835 the strcnth of the British army declined, but since the lafter year it bos been largely increased. In a lecture delivered in London during the last year,Capt. Petrie of the Topographical Corps, gave an estimate of the sura of the British forces, of which the fellowing is an abstract: Regulars, troops of all arms. . '. 218,971 British local and colonial troops.... 18,24!) Foreign and Indian troops.... 128.043 Military Police in India 79,264 Total 534,527 Adding to this the reserves of volunteers, pensioners, Militia, 4c, gives a grand total of TG2.767 men. These are stationed at the Brit ish colonies and possessions throughout the world, the number et home during the year be ing statea at 675G8. tJfThe first c ommission of an officer in the British army, as well as subsequent promo tions, are procurable by purchafe, the cost va rying from $1,250. that of an Ensign in the line, to $ 15,000, that of a Lieutenat Colonel ia the Foot Guards. There are five ranks of geueral officers in the British service, as follows: Field Marshal, Generals, Lieutenant Generals, Major Generals, and Brigadier Generals. tThcre are the elements of another Sli dell and Mason case in Fort Lafayette, in the persons of Thomas S. Rogers, and one Zachary of Xew Orleans. They were taken earlj in December by our Commodore .Ridgcily, off the English Schooner Victoria, on his passage from Havana to Matamoros with dispatches for rebel leaders in their pockets, and the fullest evi dence of their being on an errand hostile to the United Slates. It is probable that the Slate Department will not wait a demand far the sur render of tbae men, but will speedily release them. NEW YORK, Jan. 6. The steamship Vandarbilt, from Port Royal tbe 3d, has arrived. Sbo brings 3,697 bales of cotton. ! -v, Gen. Stevens' brigade advanced on the main land on the 1st, and took possession of tbe rebel latteries after a abort resist ance. The troopi were assisted by tbe gunboats, shelling the rebels. Gen. Ste vens followed up to within six miles cf Charleston. A nag of truce from tbe rep els requested permission to bury their dead, and an bour was granted for the pur pose, when tbey fell back on their fortifica tions, which were said to be very exten sive, aad defended by from 11,000 to 12, 000 men, under Gen. Fope. Their loss is unknown. Our force was 4,500, and had 8 wounded, including Major Watson, of tbe : 8th Michigan, mortally. Gen. Ste vens now holds possession of the maiu land, and awaits reinforcements from the North to proceed. CAMP UNION, FAYETTEVILLE, VA. Dec. 21. ; Fbjmd Casut : We are still in ibis place, and in all probability .will remain here for sotne lime,' as we are now in win ttr quarters. The j health of . the troops here '4s -improving, i There are the 23d, 2Clb and part of'4be 30lh regiments sta tioned here, at present under the command of Col. ScAMMON. There has been but two deaths since we came here; one in Co. B., and one (J. 0. Sponogle) of ours. Tbe latter died this morning about 4 o' clock, and was thesecond death in our company; V ! V ; , ; , . We do not anticipate trouble from the rebels Ibis winlerfnsHugTj'sLouIJ'tbey conclude to pay us a visit, they would find us prepared to receive tbem. lWest of town on the road to Raleigh are breast works. I . have not been to them but they present a good appearance from a distance. . On one peak northeast of the town, is a fort surrounded bv. a ditcb, 13 feet wide at the top of tbe ground,- and will average about five feet deep. : About three-fourths of the dirt is piled inside of tbe ditcb. - lhere is another, a still larger one, laid out on another peak close by, and should secessionists with evil intent attempt to occupy them wheu completed, they might Lave a warm time. ftumbers come in every day and take the oath of allegiance. Some come from a distance of twenty-five and even thirty miles. The weather bas been the mildest kind of winter weather, more like the In dian summers of October, than the squally month of December. We have battalion drill every morning, and are learning how to "git up ana ga pretty won. It is about lime for drill and I must close for I. N. R. CRAWFORD. HALL OF SPARTA LODGE, NO. 126, F. & A. MASONS, December 27th, 1861. At a meeting held this evening the wor shipful ' Master announced the death of Jacob O. Spoxogle, a member of this Lodge, wberereupon a Committee wns ap pointed to report resolutions. Attcr a brief consultation, the commiltoe reported the following, which were unanimously adopted: Wiieras, it bas pleased the Supreme Grand Master of the Universe to call from our midst, to the Grand Lodge on high, our beloved brother Jacob O. Sponaglk therefore. Eaohed, That in bis death we have lost a worthy and devoted brother; his par ents, nn affectionate rind dutiful son; com munity, a much esteemed mid valuable citizen, and our country, a brave and pat riotic soldier. Resolved, That we attend his funeral in a body. " - Retolved, That we wear the usual badge of mourning for tbe spaes of thirty days. Jlesolved, That these . resolutions be p'aced upon ' the minutes of tho Lodge, that a copy thereof, under the seal of the Lodge, be furnished to the family of the deceased, and that the same be offered to the county pnpers for publication. J. A. Estill. ; Joseph Matlock. ..--. : " Wm. M. Louther. J. W. Vorhes, Committee. Secretary, Extract from the English War Speech of the Hen. S. S. Cox in the House of Representatives. Great Britain should, and I trust will, meet us in this spirit, when we demand of her why it is that she has afforded an asy lum in Soutbamnton narbor to tbe Nash ville. Without nationality, without even the pretense of a barbarous privateering commission, and after bearing an envoy of the rebels (Colonel i'eytor.) to Great Lint ain; after overhauling tbe Harvey Birch upon tbe high seas, almost within "sight of the shores of England ; after dragging down the stars and stripes from that ship, and raising instead that strange banner of triple-striped infamy; after' ironing her crew', and with the red hand of the bold buccaneer bulning her to the water's edge; alter all this, the JNasiivtiie lias tounu a hospitable asylum in the harbor of South ampton, to be refitted for another outrage with- warlike armaments from .hnglish store-houses. We have a right to demand bow it is that she is permitted thus to rent. We have a right to demand whether that is in accordance with be much boasted but ill- disguised neutrality. We have a right to know, after Great Britain has assumed ber position of neutrality and assumed it vol untarily and in defiance of our protest, how it is that, consistently with that assump tion she ean give aid and comfort and war like stores to this ship Nashville, for the very purpose of enabling her again to make roving inroads upon our commerce ? I think, so far as I know anything of tbe case of tbe JSasbville, that, the hnghsh Government have acted as accessories after the fact to the piracy committed upon our commerce. : She cannot complain, thea, that in the midst of tbe great national peril that over shadows us, and while the public nerve is so acutely sensitive to the very least in dignity she cannot compain that we, iu our great tribulation, should ask of her to do right as a neutral, since she has as sumed that position. Real Money Making. The annunl report of the. Director of the Philadelphia Mint, for the year ending June ?0lb, 1861, stales that tbe amount of bullion received and coined during the year at the Mint and its branches in the loyal States, oxceeded that of any former year, lhis, it appears, was duo mainly to tbe unpreccdently Jmge amount - of for eign bullion and coin imported into 'the united btntes from hurope.' . ' ' During tbe year, the amount of bullion operated on was as follows: ' ' '' Gold, 1110,970,002,00; silver, $4,024,- 901,47; total, $121,594,904,23. This in cludes, however, re-deposits to the amount of $49,448,303,22,' which being deduced, makes the nctual deposits $72,140,561,01. The coins struck amounted to $63,400,597 of which sum $49,597,071 was the work of the Mint at Philadelphia. . ' ' There was coined in the Branch Mint at San Francisco, California, $12,421,000 in gold, and $198,000 iu silver. At the Assay Oflice. New: York, fine gold bars to tho amount of $19,947,728, 88 were made and stamped ; also, $197, 078,63 in silver bars. . The Branch Mint at New Orleans, Char lotte, N. C, and Dabloncga, Georgia were robbed and bold by tbe rebels. - The amount of specie in the United Slates, Oct. 10th, the dale of tbe report, is estimnled at from $223,000,000 to $300,000,000. Of this amount all but about twenty millions, it is safe to Assume, hold within the loyul Stntos of the Union. [From the Evening Journal.] Mr. Weed's Letter from Europe. PARIS, Nov. 29th, 1861. Heretofore, when in Europe, my thoughts and attention were absorbed by objects which surrounded me. : Home, except in its domestic reraembrasees, was forgotten. All business cares and political responsi bilities were dismissed. Not so now. The condition of our loved country presses constantly and heavily upon my mind. For,. tbe first : time in my life, my pillow fails to bring repose," On' shipboard, and here, tbe nights pass wearily. And re flection is aggravated by tbe , evidence which meets you everywhere, that the pub lie mind of Europe has been abused and perverted; that the causes of the War are either wholly roisnnderstood or totally ignored. I have not yet met Foreigner who does not, in his conversation, present the question wrong hnd first who does not twist and Iravestie everything. They generally regard the South as oppressed the North as the aggressor; and, of course their sympathies are with the weaker sec tion. These tares were sown while we slept. And the enemy has been most diligent. Long before we could realize the possibili ty of a civil war, treason was aoing us work here. More than a year ago promi nent Southern men were in Paris repre senting the wrongs of the South as so rrrierous that tbey could not be endured ; tqat the election of an "Abolition Presi dent" was to be followed by violent eman cipation. - Tbe secession influences roost active and potent here come from that portion of our country ceded to us in 1801 by France. Tbey represent to the French people, and probably to the government, a willingness lobe re-annexed to trance, if in that way only they can be exempted from Northern oppression; and so ill-informed are people on this side of the Atlantic, that tins mon strous delusion pervades and darkens the public mind ! Louisiana wronged and op pressed by tee federal (iovernmentl Uu, bow wicked and perverse! That Stale has in an eminent degree, enjoyed favor and protection. Her rights and her interests have been ever cherished. She has grown rich by means of government protection n protection without which tbe sugars of the West mutes anu me urazns wouiu bnTCTendered ber soil comparatively value less. .Louisiana loses no slaves, nor are ber rights and interests in any way injuri ously affected by the North. -On tbe con trary she is indebted to the North for pro tection against the boutu Virginia and Soulh Carolina having, for many years, been as hostile in their policy to Louisiana as to Massachusetts. - In France, and to some extent in En land, the manufacturers believe that tbe Soulh not only furnishes cotton, but it is also their best market for silks, die, dec. This, and oilier delusions, must be dispell cd. We must find some mode of reach ing and converting opinion. . In one most essential element, of war we shall soon be relieved. Tbe fact that the South intended war long before we supposed it possible, and not : only rifled Northern Arsenals, but procured large supplies of arms from England, left us to open tbe campaign at great disadvantage. This disadvantage bas both delayed action, and exposed our troops to murderous fire before their inferior arras became effective. But this inequality will soon cease. Mr, George L. Schuyler, tbe . Governmoiit Agent, has completed bis mission, lit has obtained from the Oovernment Arse nals in Austria and Saxony over onetuw dred thousand Iiijles equal to any in the world. These arms are now on their icay to America. . . . Mr. Schuyler, though for a long time embarrassed and thwarted, and all the while encountering rivalries and complica tions, finally overcome them all, and goes home rewarded for his cihciency and ndeh ly, by complete success. Hie knowledge that our government needed arms has sharpened tbe cupidity and wils of all who deal in them. The Armorers of Europe are at work now night and day, iu patching up old muskets and in counletfeiiitig new ones, in the hope of palming them off upon our Gov ernment. Europe abounds with inferior, discarded muskets, while new and reliable arms, in hand, are duly obtained from Government aud of T. W. From Baltimore. BALTIMORE, Jan. 4. . One of the released Union prisoners bas an editorial from a Richmond paper, which he cut ont and secreted in his boot. It gives an awful piclure of the condition of the rebel army on tbe Potomac, snyin that the entire, army is utterly demoralized. Regimental drills have ceased entirely, the men spending their time with playing cards. Great numbers are offering lare sums for substitutes. (Jne offered as high as $1,500. The editor urges the Govern ment to do something to remedv the evil, as such a demoralized condition of the ar my must not be permitted to go on. Thou sands who would enlist are deterred by the discouraging condition of tbe army. A New Orlcnns dispatch of the 29lh inst, says that the powder mill opposite tbe city exploded last nigbt. lhe guard naa inspected ine premises only naif, an hour before. It is attributed to an incen diary. The prisoners say their clothing and boots were looked upon with longing eyes by the rebels, especially their boots. Many men offered as high as $25 a pair for them. Coffee is held in Richmond at $1,50 per pouud. . Important news from tho South is con tained in late pnpers at hand.' A dispatch from Pensncola dated Jan. 1st, snys that Fort Pitkeus opened fire yesterday, but tho fire was not renewed to day. Our batteries are silent. The Charleston Mercury has a dispatch stating that a large force of Federals had landed on North Edisto, and the seizure of Railroad station No. 4, on the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.' Sixteen war vessels are reported at Ship Island. A destructive fire had occurred at Rich mond, burning the theatre and other valu able property. From Kentucky. LOUISVILLE, Dec. 5. i Last Thursday a small Federal scouting party went below 1'nducali, losing a Wil liam Owens, whom the rebels threatened to hang. . The- Federals thereupon arrest ed Kolxjrl Wolfolk, a prominent secession ist of Paducah, and scut word to the reb els that his fate would be determined bv that of Owens. Wolfolk's wife has gone to Columbus to cot orders from Gen. Polk for the exchnuge of tho two men. Ihourcun river bridge is completed. From Missouri. SEDALIA, Mo., Jan. 5. 7 Three 'men arrived here to-day from Johnson county, who report that Jennison was at Rose Hill, Johnson county, a day or two since, which placathey report he has burned. They are- reported to be on the way to this place. . If it be true that he is on his way here it is to be supposed he will capture tbe notorious Methodist preacher and brigand, Van Coekerel, who ia encamped with about 500 men near Co lumbus, in the noilu west part ot the country. Many pf -the most substantial and-ror speclable citizens of Tohnsou county ar rive here nearly every day, being driven from their houses by this noted bushwhack er aud his gang. The report that secesh is squelched in Johnson county is all bosh. They are, if anything, worse than they have ever beeu. ' .. . The son of Mr. Ilealh, Postmaster at Warrensburg, in coming home from Kan sas tbe other day, fell into the bands of Cockerel and was nearly stripped of his clothing. Southern News. CAIRO, Jan. 6. Special to the Chicego Tribune: ' Six hundred sub-marine batteries Ii ave been planted between Columbus and Mem phis. . A gentleman who witnessed their experiments says that they were entirely successful. . . Crews of the gun-boats were mustered in Saturday. The whole fleet will 'proba bly anchor in stream Sunday. Tbe Memphis Appeal of the 10th has the following from Texas: The Galveston Civilian of tbe 18 th says last night's mail brought advices from Rio Grande to tbe effect that a Lincoln steam propeller had arrived and was block ading tbe river. She had captured and burned a schooner. The fight is slill progressing at Meta mora. Tho Houston Telegraph of the 20th says the people of Galveston are in con siderable excitement over tho report to Gen. Herbert, in ordering the destruction of Galveston if the city could not be de fended." The Federal fleet near New Orleans and Lake Ponchariraiu have captured several rebel steamers. From Washington. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Times' dispatch: ' The Commit tee on Ways and Means will report, and ask the immediate pass age, on Monday of a bill authorizing the issue of $ 100,000,000 of demand treasu ry notes,, receivable for all public and pri vale dues and debts, making them legal tender and exchangnble for six per cent, bonds: also extending tbe same privilege to all demand notes already authorized. Herald's dispatch! The vessels of Gen. Burnside's fleet was inspected to-day by order of Gen. McClol Inn, and men paid off. Seven hundred thousand dollars was disbursed. From New York. NEW YORK, Jan. 4. The steamship Ediuburgh for Liver pcol to-day lakes out $350,000 in specie. There is, if anything, a little more har mony among the banks to-day, with dispo sition to encourage the circulation of Uni ted. States demand notes. Many of the banks instead of paying out their own bills use these notes. CINCINNATI, Jan. 6. A special dispatch to the Cincinnati Commercial, dated Ilult.onsville, Vn., Jan. 0, saj;s: A force consisting of 400 of the 25th Ohio, 300 of the 2d Virginia, nnd 38 of Bracken's Cavalry, the whole under lhe command of Major George Webster, el tbe 25lh Ohio, returned to-day, after an absence of six days, having mr.rcbed to llunlersville, tho depot for rebel supplies- in Western Virginia, attacked and put to flight an equal rebel force and burn ed all the rebel stores. The rebel force consisted of 450 cavalry, armed with Sharp's carbine's, and from 300 to 500 infantry and militia. Their cavalry at tacked us two miles from Hunterswlle. We drove them from point to point, and finally they beat a hasty retreat out of town as we charged through it. Their supplies, consisting of 350 barrels of flour, 300 salted beeves, 3000 pounds of salt, and large quantities of sugar, coffee, rice, bacon, army clothing fcc, worth from 25,000 to $30,000, were entirely destroy ed. We also look a large number of Sharp's carbines, sabres, pistols, etc. One rebel was killed and seven wounded. We had one man seriously wounded. It was a complete success. -Major Webster and his command be haved gallantly throughout. The march was a severe one of 104 miles, but the boys returned in" glorious spirits. The stars and stripes were left floating on the Court House. CAIRO, Ill., Jan. 6. A deserter from Columbus Sunday, who arrived here this morning, reports that Gen, Pbillow resigned on Friday. Fifteen thousand, troops left Columbus Inst week for bowling fareen. Officers of the rebel government are im pressing all classes of men. " . Over n hundred cannon are placed on Columbus Bluffs.- The river is blockaded by chains stretch- pd across, supported ty harges. lorpe does are planted at intervals. - - Missouri Movements. . The Second Onio Cavalry, Col. Double day, are ordered from Camp Denuison to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Kansas first Col. Deizler, have been ordered from Tipton Mo., to the same post where it is rumored a formidable expedition for Texas is to be organized under Major General Hunter, with Brigadier Generals Denver aud Lane as subordinats. If so tbe Wade and Hutchins trooper boys may get iuto active service in a few . weeks among the Texas Rangers. Nothing would better suit them probably. Important, movements are on foot at Rolla Missouri. The 25th of Decembor we had 16,000 troops at Rolla and General Sigle and Curtis were both ordered there On the 28th 2,500 , Cavalry left Rolla with the apparent design of moving toward Springfield by the most Soulhren route, and at tbo first it was reported in St Louis that 10,000 liiinutry .wore also leaving The expedition may be destined for the Mississippi river or Cape Girardeau but the most plausible- report is that the troops are going to the southwest to route Price out of Springfield and give him another chase. Springfield is the key to the State aud the movement iu that direction will only be doiug Fiemont's work over ngniu. Better not have undone- it. Missouri Heroines. The war to crush rebellion brings out true women as well as men in the loyal and the betoic. ; Recently the mail .steam packet, City of Alton was saved from fall ing into the hands of traitors at Commerce, Missouri, by two Union heroines. On the Alton's safe arrival at St. Louis, the Dem ocrat thus related the incident: As the boat neared the landing at Com merce, a lady was seen on the bank ges ticulating wildly and snouting to those on board the boat "to keep back, keep back! don't land, the secesh will shoot yon !" But before she could be distinctly under- tood the boat had approached close in shore and the gang plank had been run out so that it nearly touched tbe levee, At this instant a crowd of Jeff Thomp son's band-'rushed forward from their con cealment and commenced firing with mus kets to bring down the pilot. The bullets fell thick and fast, hilling the smoke stack and opper works in sundry places; but the pilot had by this time rung the bell to "back," and the boat put down the river some two miles to. the plantation of a loyal .Frenchman, where tbey procured arms in sufficient quantity to make a for midable resistance; and having barrica ded the wheel-house and the exposed points below, the Alton moved back up the river again with colors hying. Ua their ap proach the second U.mo, the secesh took to their heels, leaving tbe landing of the boat uncontested.. Commodore Porter, who was on board, look charge of the arrange ments for defense, and things were speedi ly put in a condition for a vigorous action. . Jeff. Thompson told the people who were standing on the bank shivering with the cold, as ihe'boat was coming round tbe bend on her first approach, that be would soon mnke a fire that would warm them all. He had made preparations and in tended to burn the boat, after having ta ken from ber all articles of meat value to his gang of desperadoes and thieves, and undoubtedly would have succeeded in his designs, but for tbe heroic lady above ro ferred to-Mrs. Eversell. The would be incendiaries endeavored to stop her from warning off the boat, but being something of an Amazon, she cast from her, right and left, the half-starved and shivering followers of Jeff., as though they were children; and when they threatened to shoot her, she defied them to do it. Af ter the boat bad backed out, in accordance with her timely warning, Brigadier Gener al Jeff, approached ber, menacingly, filled with rage, when she coolly informed bis excellency that he was a dirty cut throat, and bis men were a band of thieves and murderers, and that if they would come one at n time she would lake the contract of whipping every mother's son of them. "You know," said she, "that you are all cowards, and if that boat comes back with half a dozen muskets, you and your cow ardly dogs will all take to your heel." Another lady, a Mrs. Hawkins, gallantly seconded Mrs. Eversell, ond to thero be longs chiefly the credit of saving the boat. The day of heroines is not past. The Rebel Evacuation of Galveston Confirmed—The Reason. The Houston Telegraph, of ibe 2nd inst states that Galveston has been evacuated, and the moveable property, public and pri vate was being removed to Houston. Hon. W. P. Hill arrived at home a few doysago, from whom wcgain substantially tbe-following facts: On the 20th ult., a council of war was held, at Galveston, at which it was deter mined that it was imposible to defend the city successfully. The largest guns at the fortification upon tbe Island were 32 pounders smooth bores having a range not exceeding two miles, while the enemy's guns were of large calibre, shooting wilh accuracy three or four miles. To await attack was simply to invito the surrender or distruction of our troops nnd the city, without the power of inflicting injury npon the assailants. It was thought best there fore, under nil the circumstances, to evac uate Galveston, and occupy a position in the rear of the city, so as to repel any ad vance of the Federal troops after they had landed. . In conseqnence of this determination an order was issued for the removal of all the hospital pntienls from Galveston to Houston, when Judge Hill left Galveston. The proprietor of the Xews had rented a house iu Houston and announced that his next issue would be printed in that city, and all the other newspaper establishments it is snpposed have done the same lb guns have been removed from tho different fortifications, and the troops have fallen back to the terminus of the railroad bridge on the Island, a still larger force stationed at Virginia Point, on the mainland. . It seems that General Herbert has been notified of a contemplated attack, but is not advised as to the first point that may be assailed. The Duties and Responsibilities Of Milch Cows. A case involving some nice questions cocnernmg tbe domestic relations of cows, and as to what tbe duties of such "crit ters" are in the matter of milk, came up before Judge Tilden yesterday. A citizen of Cleveland gave a cow and three dollars "too boot" to a citizen of Itoyalton, in ex change for what was represented to be a new milch cow, giving eight or nine quarts at a milking with ber young calf. On ta king the cow home she was discovered to be an old fallow cow, giving from one to two quarts, and tbe calf was not even as nenr relation ns a nephew to the pretend ed mother. Complaint of fraud was made, but the matter was compromised by the lioyaltoiuan by giving his uote at thirty days for fifteen dollars. On the expiration of lhe time the note was not ouly unpaid, but was redudiated by the maker. As a las t resort, the Clcvelander had lhe Roy- nltoman arrested for fraud. Complainant alleged that defendant rep resented the cow to be good for eight or nine quarts at a mill-inr. Defendant ac knowledged the corn, but said be meant tbe milking to' bo once a meet. Com plainant's witness said he milked the cow night and morning, but could only get a quart or two. Defendant s counsel was amazed, aud said it was a mutt unheard of thing to even the oldest milkman that a cow should be milled ticice in one day. It was enough to drain any cow dry I lite Judge, alter consulting soveral works ou Natural History and reading through the files of tlie Ohio Farmer, Field ITotes, nnd various other journnls more- or loss devoted to dairy matters, took the complainant's view of the case, and fined tire Royaltonian forty dollars. Tho judgement was received with indignation by by the dotondant, and notice of appeal gtvou. l lcvelaiKi Herald. Of Milch Cows. New Advertisements. Banks Suspending! ANOTHER WAR DECLARED! Let Every Man Look Out for Himself. BENJAMIN COHN f1 T VTTHE TOrXft AMERICA .CLOTHING STORK, has oa hand a targe atock of of tmrj description, for men and boj, wludi h i, jell ing at Tery low priws, amt takiitj- in pameni t par tite notes of socpootlod bauka vbib ioiMiai,CsMijl vent. He bus DECLARED against hiifb price, and is therefor determined to Mil good at about coat, jast to kep himt in exedtiue and belp tbe people through tbee t-ying time. . v shonld look oat for himself, and eonnult hi waviataa, eit by baring good where tbey can ire bought tif tJo and examine his rood it I no troable-for him taw show them at the Young AmeriraCIotlttag&Qaitb old stand on the corner. , t . Clothing made to order on tbo shortest possible no lire 6ts warranted no fit no take . .- -i-j Millersburg, Jan. 9, 1862. B. COHN NOTICE - ' To the Creditors ef William Drake, mr Tntoiwnt Debtor. , ; ! .11 ALL perann interested will pies taH oMoe tLa on the Ttb day ot Kovembt r JM(t.' WnJom IraJce made application before the onderoigned, a MantorCom nrisMoner. in end for fbe county of Holmes, and Stat of Ohio, for the benefit of tbe insolreut law Under the Matute in such cases mad and provided, and that on nhe 31st day of Jannarr A. D.18ii, the nndarnigned will file with the Clerk ot tbe Court of Common fleas, of Holmes county, Ohio, tlie bond and a copy ofthe ortei.' nal paper tiled by said William Drakefcr Ue?b4e(B of tbe insolvent law. Before me, ' k 1 V I. Dec. 31. 186121 . , . , JOH2T HCSTOy, . J Master Com. List of Letters. T) EHAIXIN'C in the Pott Office at Uillorabu Ulcrtburr, Dm XiSlst. 1801. AllmCTotti, Carl W. Albul.on, Jfra. E.i AbU-t U.K. AltaoD, Any Atberton, Jacob IS Brow son. Jiun Rnden, S.N. Burt it, Mrs. FU Kirns. Joseph Itail, Weagley k Co. Bresson, Otitic . Kuckmnster. Mra. L. Hell. Mary J. Hurgvr, Daniel Hums. Hie hard Brents, Lewis Baad, Hannah Render. Louisa Bird, Martin Batson, I'riah c Cooml, Mary A. Connay, Mrs. L. F. Chapman, Kosewell Cohen. M. Connard, H. J. Clot, Jesne Calhoon, Mrs. Lucreti Clark, Miss Kilen Culbertson, Mi. Ann Chattield, 8. A. t ellers, ensan R. Calhoon, Miss Grace Cotterman, Daniel i Derendinger, Xlcklans Jawion, Jnbn L. Dili. Mrs. Nancy Dixon, Isaac Dibert, Cha. Duer, Miss Jano Darntti, Hattie L. Dyer, T. B. Kllintt. Jonathan Elliott, Fin ley F Farrer Andrew Fisher, Wesley Fiudler John Fisher" II. tt". Feiix, Paul Fox, J. W. Fleinniing. A. B. Fedlner, Jacob Frsse, J. C. Fox, Jacob G Goneer. laac Card, H. W. Green, Samnel P. Greer, Miss M. J. G indlexparper, John it flolTnts.lt Adam Hftrrfxnn Leonard Ililkcrt, L.Jane Harsh Aaron Hall, John Hugo, Fretlarirk I Iriah Kent k Baldwin vi.i.i u. rr, Kimtrj, Joteph Is It . .. I.rquill4B.' Aleaandav l,ovej0r, Minnie F. Lock.lio.Mn.. S.J. Lenten Mkw B.' ; j - Lint. Mrs. Sanaan L-- Lt,Joh " Linn, Cicero McKelrey. John - Moore. Sarah A. . j Martin, Marr Ellon Martin, Mra. Elks ' j Miller' Wm. 1 McKadden,i;eo. W. McGinler, Dans - Jli I lor, J. B. McMacror John , . t M yrva, F.rama U iller. Kdmond KoweK Georg J Noble, Miss Frank 2 Orr, Mlia ElrneUa i v JP Piper, Isa-ie . . Phelps, Frsnk- '- -v Femereoe, U. 'Pond Ik Amnion l Quillen, Jam It Rogers Georgo "CX Kngi-rs Joseph A;JCX Keec. Sarah How, C. Kow Kospell, James Randolph Broahs, Kice,I.vi 'J Robivon, Luciads V" Kizer, John - C Pproal, James Schleged Ch. - j ' Rnrder JobnL. Hi J Sbul, Daa'l . Suh-r, Ch. Smith, Simon Scott, Thomas " Seluer i, lieonrft Stamp, laawreaea Sh&tU-r. lhnry Steel, John v rhl, Wu. ar. V Tanneries, Hiram-.'" XV William. Min Ruth W.ke, Abraham Webster. Th.-nnaa Weimer, flforje Waldorf Martha Wad-, B. F. Weltberwat, John WilMn. Mathiaa William. Isaac Wise, Misa E. ; J.tAtfKET. P.M. A Few more Men Wanted! For CapUi n SpetgelH Company now in Camp at Cleve land. This tbe 4;"th. in iuttaded to be tboerw-k sUg. iment of onr State and Spergl-.-'s Company an A No 1. Some of the boys in it are now bou.- on a shnrt for. longh, and peak in thehitfbest tonns-of their iuarters, Abont 20 more first r te men are wanted to fall up tbe Companr. Dec. IS, 1861. :?:J"- On at KOCH'S CORNER Millerstmi-g, Ohio. A LARGE LOT OF Tlil Xew Goods, r' JUST OPENING. Bleached Shirtings, Cantos Flannels, Prints and Batts. The Vest goods in town for the least lOonev at . KOCII'SCORNM. 1 WINTER DRESS GOODS,' An eatensire assortment of ne strlss aad fahrifi Tery cheap now received at KOCH'S CUK.NKB. FRENCH MERINOS, All grades nd sltadep, fine sopplv just ' reeire4 at KCjiCH'dCOK.NEB. Winter Sliawls and Cloaks, Til latest it ties arc anencd out at ' ' f . KOCH'S CORXER BL1CK AD COLORED SILKS.'. i : -1 . The new "Lance Silks weired at , KWCH S COKJTER. ' BROADCLOTHS AND CASSiMEEEl A Terr larre stock receiTed at KOCirS COKXEJt. ; Hat and Bonnet Ribbons. - A be tiful snnplr received at KOCH'3 CORXER. Skeleton SMrts. "The lndcstrctlWes)"jBstre.eedat ' OCQ KOCH'3 CORXER. Everything else you -want, If joa want it (od aa4 heap at - KOCH'S CORXER. Sell your Produce. At KOCH'S COKSSa Buy your Dry Goods' At KOCH'S CORiTiRj Save your Money" "'. nrboringat KOCITSCORXIR. Come and See 1 J f At ( KOCA'sCOKNIR. LEGAL NOTICE. SAMrtL Bl'CKXASTKR, Archibald Baekaaastsr, IV. rus Uncknuwter. Eaialine Bocknsaster. Ellea A. Bsak. master, Joseph Plots, and Mare Ellen Buckaaaatar vol take notice that a petition waa nled aralnat the oa the 5th dar of lleeanilwr.A. D. IS61, in the Court at Coar mon i'leas, within and for tha county of Hohnea and State of Ohio, by Daniel Itanrhman aa fiuardlaa of Matthew E. Buckmaster. wherein he demands vTW tion of tbeSontheast quarter of tha 3oa t beast ,urtor ol section nnnilwr twentv-toax.- township ain aa4 range nil, and the Northeast qnarwr et ssM Booth, east quarter and the Kast half mt the Kbrthweatwar ter ot said Southeast quarter of said section twenty fonr, towmihin nine, aad ranee sis, Heloeee count, Ohio, and tliat at the next term of said Court petitioa nr an order that the oowee ol said Mary r.iien nuoa. Blaster be set olT therein, and partittoa ho asado of . said urenuscs. rtAtmRorr vooRiiKtr-" Poe, 5, 1S..1 17w. Alfeifo--o. STOVE POLISH. ' IN liAKGJKOH QMATjTj quaatrliee.fot sale at tha UUK tT BE.