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Millerstmrff, Ohio. THCBSDAT, jjfARCIH3,1S6i. Manassas is Ours! The Federal Troops take Peaceful The Federal Troops take Peaceful Possession---The Rebel Hordes in Full Retreat to Richmond— in Full Retreat to Richmond— On to Richmond! That terrible Manassas, tlial cost us bo many lires on the ever to be remembered 21st day of inly, and lefta stain on tlio Federal arms, (since wiped ont. Heaven be thanked, on many a bloody field) is at length abandoned by the rebels, and our troops have taken peaceful pos session. The Stars and Stripes now -wave over Uiose frowning fortifications, whose impregna bility has been the boast of the rebels for months past, and from which the rebel army has long threatened the Rational Capital. Our troops occupied Ccntrorille and Fairfax Court Honse List night, the enemy retreating before them. The rebels evacuated Manassas last night, doubtless, and our troop? marched. in this morning:. The fact of the rebels abandon ing their outposts. Oonterville, Winchester and Fairfax, sofricirntly indicated a lite evacuation of Manasas. They are retreating towards Rich mond, but no stand can be made there. If they eon Id not hold Manassas, what hope hare they of making a successful stand at Richmond? .Our troops will follow them up with rapidity, and in a few days the flag of the Union will wave over the rebel capital. TVe regret that the retreat of the rebels was not cntoff and the entire nest bagged. Perhaps BcKXsmc will turn up at the right moment and take a hind in. The evacuation of Manassas will be followed by a general scampering of rebels from the Po tomac, and the telegraph that has told so many jams about that noble river, can with truth as sure ns "the Potomac is now open." It is no doubt the design of the rebel troops to rcmoue their forces to the Gulf States, and the time will shortly come when there will be no place for them to make n "htaud" except in the Gulf of Mexico. KoW is the time to shout the nation's warcry "On to Richmondl" Let our armies press forward with vigor. Hot weather is coming on rapidly a more potent ally of the rebels than England or France ever gave promise of being. The dog star is more to be dreaded by our soldiers than Confederate bullets wounds, are less fatal than fevers. The war must now be what MoCtriLAX promised it ; should be "quick and decisive." Clev. Plain Dealer, March 11. A BIG BATTLE IN MISSOURI. Greal Victory over the Rebels after 3 days Hard Fighing. Our Troops Whip the Combined Forces of McCulloch, Price, Van Dorn and McIntosh. HEAVY LOSS ON BOTH SIDES. A brief official dispatch to Gen. Mc Clellan from Gen. Hailed;, dated St. Lou is, March 10, conveys intelligence of a great battle and a great victory in Arkan sas, in which our army of the Southwest, under Gen. Curtis, has, nfter three dajs hard fighting, gained a glorious and decisive victory over the combined forces of McCnlloch, Price, Mcintosh and Van Dorn. Our loss in killed and wounded is .estimated at one thousand and that of the enemy much larger. Guns, prisoners, flags, fcc., were captured in great quantities Our cavalry were in pursuit of tho flying enemy. v-The dispatch does not state precisely where the engagement took place. At last accounts, Gen. Curtis was at Cross Hol lows, in Benton county, Ark., about six teen miles from- the Arkansas line. Ben ton county is in tho northwest corner of Arkansas. When Price retreated from Cross Hollows, he look refuge in Boston mountains, but a few miles from the for mer place. McCulloch was posted one and a half miles distant from Price. The "forces united, it appears, together with those of Van Dorn and Mcintosh, and probably gave battle to General Curtis, the fight taking place in tho vicinity of Cross Hollows. Particulars of the battle will be looked for with much interest. in of to' Columbus Evacuated. Another strong hold of the.cuemy has fallea. Columbus, fortified and strengthened lilt it seemed as formidable as Manassas, has yieldtd without a blow. An immense amount of la bor and money had been expended on it. Tho best engineering talent in the Confederate ar my had laid out' the works, and for miles along the rirer, and inward, cuardins all approaches by land, were forts, redoubts, rifle pits, abattis. ,i;ti.. j , , , ' . iuu niwiciw uuuiu. rentier it imprec- Saole against assault by land or water. All these are abandoned. Thus the last Testage of a rebel army on the soil of Kentucky, unless they propose stopping at Hickman , which m improbable, has disrppeared, and the theater of war is suddenly transferred from Southern and Western Kentucky to Southern nnd Western Tennessee. gThc House bill forbidding the Union ar mies to lie concerned in negro-huuting has been considered and approved by the Military Com mittee of the Senate. It will doubtless be reported and passed. It cannot be a day too soon. The outrages on hnmanity and decency already committed in the surrender of loyal negroes to the traitors who claim to be their owners, and who thereupon proceed to torture and mutilate them in ponithmcnt ot their ser vices to the Union cau6e are enough to cause the Tery stones to cry out against the suicidal baseness. Let tho House bill be promptly passed, and let our soldiers attend strictly to their own bnsiness, which is something very fer removed from slaro-hunling. Asjur ox the' Potomac to be Divided. A recent war order issued by the President di vides the army of the Potomac into five corpt de armee, to be commanded by Generals Banks, McDowell, Sumner, Heintzleman and Keys. Xeesbceg Captured. A dispatch from Lees burg, Va., dated the 8th, says Col. Geary has Jakcn Leesburg and driven Gen. Hill's army from, the town and surrounding forts, capturing many prisoners and stores., It was a former at tempt to take Leesburg that resulted in the JamMted affair of Ball's Bluff. a The Glorious Record of a Single Month. For a month past, a series of brilliant suc ccscs have attended the Union arms in the Southwest. On the 6th of February. Fort ttenry was invested and captured; on llie istli. our. array was bcfore Fort Donelson. and.pn .the 16tb, after three days hard fighting, "the fort, with a large amount of prisoners nnd spoils, fell into our hands. On the 17th of February our army was at Clarksville; and on the 22d it had reached Xash ville, over a hundred miles above Fort Donel son. In tho meantime the rebels were com pelled to evacuate Bowling Green, Rossellville and Gallatin, which were immediately occu pied by our troops. On the 27th of February, the rebels com menced evacuating and burning their Gibraltar at Columbus which was taken posessibn of by our troops' on the -1th instant. Thus, has one strong point after another been surrendered on the rebel and gained on the Union side, during the past month. May the month to come re cord sncccscs equally promising for the final succcsa of the Union arms in the suppression of rebellious combinations! Who Caused the Rebellion. There is one cord of the "the Harp of a thou sand strings" whL-h the Ureckenridge locofo cosplay on with a peculiar relish. Its inusicis in harmony with their souls because it furnishes the only pretext for the rebellion. The aggres sions of-nnti-slavcry 'the opposition to the Fu gitive Slave Xaw and the fear pf Congression al legislation against slavery, and a hundred other false assumptions were pleaded as ex cuses for secession and the war crv all over tho South has been that tho Xorth was deter tcrmined to exterminate Slavery, and the vic tims of the delusion were called upon to de fend their homes and chattels from an invading foe more savage and brutni than themselves. But what will the poor dupessay now, since their own Commissioners in England have bold ly declared that the rebellion grew out of no fear that the slaves would be libcarfed? The London papers of the 8th ulr., contain, among other document laid before Parliament, a letter addressed to her .Majesty's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, invoking the recognition of "the Confederate States of America." In this document they decline to discuss the 'morality of slavery, talk of the "great and good men," of our revolution leaving tdavery as they found it, and say: "It teas from no fear thai the slave tcovld be lib erated thai secession took place. Tlte very parly in pomr propoicd to guaranty slavery forever in the State, if the Smith voulJliit remain in the. Union. Air. Lincoln's Mene.e proposes no freedom to the fclavc. but announces the subjec tion of the master to the will of the Union, or in other woids to tho North. Fven nfter the battle of Bull Run. both branches of the Con gress at Washington passed resolutions that the war is only watred m order to upliulil that (pro-slavery) Constitution, and to enforce the laws (many of them pro-slavery), and out of one hundred and seventy-two votes in the Low er House thev receive all but two and i:-. the Senate all but ono vote. As the army com menced its inarch, the commanding General is sued an order that no slaves should be received into, or allowed to follow, the camp. The great obicct of the war, therefore, as -now officially announced, is not to free the slave, butto keep him in subjection to lus owner, and to control his labor through the legislative channels which the Lincoln Government designs to force upon the master." More Good Xews. Hews has been received from Fernandina, Florida, from Commodore IX" rcNT, announces the capture of Fernandina. and "of Brunswick, Georgia, by the fleet under his command, giving the Government control of the coast of Georgia from South Carolina to Flori da. The fleet first approached Brunswick from which the enemy fled precipitately, leaving the port in our possession. Leaving- one gunboat iu charge our fleet proceeded to Fernandina, thirty miles houth of Brunswick, seizing the poit without resistance. Fort Clinch, which guards the harbor was evacuated Try the rebels without, firing a gun. Twelve large guns and considerable ammunition fell into our hands: also the rebel steamer J)arVtngton loaded with wagons and ammunition. The fort and earth works were garrisoned by Gen. AVmr.irr's forces, who also took possession of the eitv. Most of the male inhabitants had fled. The folds of tho "Anaconda" are being felt at all points. 5rln our reference to the Abolitionists of this county, in last week's Ilepullican, wo did not mcau to include, among that class, all op posed to slavery, only t'lose who support the scperate or third parly organization, known as the "Abolition party," and there are exceptions even among these. We give up to no man in our hostility to slavery, but our sympathy for the oppresseil negro docs not blind our eyes to the fact that there are "Grceksat our own doors," who should have our first care', nor'will we, order to the success of one object, dear as its success may be', ride' down.all laws, instiutions Church or State, because we cannot use them the immediate furtherance of that object. At a late term, the Grand Jnry in Tus carawas county found 133 indictments against liquor sellers in that county, nnd six against ment for gutting, intoxicated. All who will agree to quit the business are to be let off with fine pr23, if not, they will be fined until compelled to, quit. This is the way' these rot gut sellers are serv ed in nearly all the counties in IheState. In Holmes county, ah, what of .Holmes county Oh nothing, only that they never line men for selling liquor here, nor for getting drunk, nor for anything else, provided he's a "regular" de mocrat. EThey areoverhaling the old Court House again. Some ono intimated that it is to be fix ed op with a turn table and round and round flj'ing houses. Qcestiox roa Tax Paters. If a thoisind dollars or eo epent on streets yearly for tho last ten years, leaves them in the condition they are now in, what would they have been like had the sum expended been two thousand per annum. I'ootk's GKxr.aO.-lTv. It is stated that Gen. Bcckxeii first offered to surrender Fort Dontl son to Commodore Foote,; who, out of courtesy to tlte nrmy, told him that the surrender should be made to Gen. Gkast. "To What Base Uses." Aiuonghe rebel prisoncres captured at Fort Donelson; and sow at Kvansville, (Indiana,) we are sorry to sec, is Col. J. B. Clat, grandson of the great Hexbx Clat. He is said to have been one of the staff of Gen. Bucexee. -, jSoi.d:eii's Lettees. During the week we rc reccived soon half-dozen or more letters from our "soldier boys." which we will endeavor to publish next week. Frank Leslie nnd Harper' t Illustrated pa pers, giving graphic views of lato rights, to be had at the Book Store. t5JH. J, Coxxeb, Esq., proposes lo sell a general assortment of household and kitchen .furniture at public sale, one week from Satur day next. Report of the Holmesville Soldiers' Aid Society, for the termending Feb. 25, 1862. CONTRIBUTIONS BY MEMBERS AND OTHERS. ; Mrs E. Maple. 1 comfortable, 5 cans fruit, 4 cuts yarn. Miss L. Maple, 1 blanket, 1 pillow, 2"piUoV-cases, 1 quilt, 1 pr socks. Mrs. E. it Miss AirCrawford, 1 fruit can, 2 cans truit. 2 pillowsfa rolls bandages; 1 roll cotton batting. 1' flannel shirt, 7 yds prints, 2 pillow-cases. 42 qnilt patches, cash 25 cts. Miss S. J. Saddler, 1 box ointment, 2 pillow-cases, 1.1b dried fruit, 2 rolU bandages. 1 roll compresses, 1 quiltpatch. Mrs. P. Painter, 1 bed sack, 1 quill patch, old linen, cash 50 cts. Miss M. Marquis. 1 can fruit. Mrs. S. Waterbcrry, 5 towels. Mrs. L. Crawford. 3 qts grapes, 2 qts apple-butter, 5 qts elder-berries, 4 pillows, 4 pillow-cases, 1 com fortable,! quilt-patch. Miss R. McCulloch, 1 can peaches. Mrs. Wm. Marquis, 4 Iruitcans. Mrs. J. W. Peters, 1 quilt, 1 can fruit, scraps for quilt.' Mrs. Thos. Leckley,2 pillows,2 pil- low-ca.ses.olil prints, quilt-patches. J chickens. Mrs. J. Fiiir.py, 1 jug tomatoes, 3 yds canton flannel, 2 towels, 1 sheet, 1 yd prints, 1 sool cotton, scraps forquilt, cash 38 cts. Mrs. James McJIonegal, 1 fruit can, 1 pr socks 5 quilt patches. Sirs. Jno. Croco, 2 cuts yarn. 2 p.nls, 1 blankef, 1 pr socks. 2 yds muslin, 5 quilt patches. Mrs. G. C. Griffin, Mrs. E. & Miss M.. Officer, 1 comfortable, 7 towels. 3 pillows, 4 bdls bdgs,2pillow cases,2 cans grains,. 1 can currants, 1 qt tomatoes, 22 rolls bdgs, 5 yds n,r.slin.l roll compresses, 3 fruit cans, 1 quilt, 1 double-gown, 3 packing boxes. 11 quilt patch es,! quilt lining, calico and baiting for 1 com fortable," S pads. 15 skeins and 2 spools thread. 2 yds prints.! pr s'icks, scraps for quilt, 1 ihect, 3 lbs dried com, 3 lbs dried veal. 4 Ibz flour, 1 lb sugar. Mr. K. Croco, 1 blanket, 1 sheet. 1 can tomat-cs, 3l lbs dried beef, 3 yds prints, 4 chickens, 7 lbs rlour, 1 patch and scraps for a quilt. 6 yds old prints, cash 15 cts. Miss 31. A. Hill, I quilt patch, 1 flannel.quilt, 1 cover let, I can fruit, 3. lbs dried fruit. Mrs. S..A. Crawfcrd. cash 15 cts. Mrs. S. Gorrell, 3. qts elderberries. 10 lbs dried apples. Mrs. J. M. Barnes, 1 can apple-sauce. Mrs. Jno. Gor rell, 2 lbs elderberries. Mrs. Thos. Watson, 3 cans fruit. Miss J. Taylor, 1 pr tocks, 1 can cherries, 2 roll bdgs, 2 chickens. 5 quilt-patches. Miss F. 0. Smith, Mrs". J. M. t Miss I!. A'. Livensberger, 1 comfortable'. 1 sheet, 6 yds prints, G quilt patches. Mrs. F. Little,! quilt, 1 box lint. Miss Iw Low, 2 chickens, 1 qnilt patch. Miss.'K. Hites,2 cans peaches, 1 quilt patch. Mrs. Jno. Moreland, 4 chickens, V. Hill, M. Todd. A. A. Graven, 1. Todd, Mrs. Iiuriis, if. Burns, M. Gorrell. M. A. Hill nnd JI. Buchanau, 1 comfortable. Hall fc Wilks. 1 packing-box, 2 yds prints, stationary, pins, buttons, needles, thread. S. D. Coulter, 2 prs socks, cash 10 cts. II. Penncll, 2 packing- 9 cts. WORK DONE BY MEMBERS (AT HOME). Mrs. Jas. JIc.Monegal, made 2 shirts, 1 pr socks. Mrs. Jim. Gorrell, made 2 sheets, 2 shirts. 3 prs mittens, a quilt-patches. Mrs. Wm. Boner, made 1 pr drawers. , ' CASH RECEIPTS. Amount initiation fee of members... .3,70 ' contribute! by luem's and others 2,00 r proceeds of ouster supper G,25 " raised by collection -2,24 14,19 " expended for muslin, canlon-fian- nei, Ac. to be made up in Society! 1,215 Balance in hand 1,93 AMOUNT OF HOSPITAL STORES FORWARDED TO CLEVELAND, A. S. 3 blankets. 1 coverlet, 9 quilts,3 comfortables, 1 bed tick. 12 pillows, 12 pillow-cases, 2 cotton shirts, 1 flauael shirt, 3 prs drawers, 1 double- gown, 8 prs socks. 2 prs mittens, 14 towels, 10 pads, 5 lbs compresses, 2G rolls b"dgs, 1 box ointment, 30 cans fruit, 5J lbs dried beef, 31 lus dried fruit, di itis dressed clucked, J J lbs rusks. Quilt patches have been received from a num ber ol persons not members of the Society with which they have been credited on our books; but it would be occupying too much space to give the uamc of each. Cash received on subscription, will be duly credited, nnd iucludcd in our next quarterly report. We acknowledges our obligations to the C. Z. t C. It. It. Co.. for the transportation ot our supplies free of charge. vc had not designed publishing a report of the duiugs of our little society, and are aware that if will not compare favorably, with the re sult ot similar efforts, in many other localities: and, considering the nature ot the demand, it seems but a mite, indeed; but circumstances soem to have rendered it, at least, advisable. The mode of operations of the 'Aid Societies,' seems to be but partially understood; conse quently, the object of the enterprise, as well as the motive of those engaged in soliciting con tributions, have been held to view in a false licht: and, believinc that the cause is beintr in jured, and that our needy soldiers will.have lo experience the sad results, v e ucg space in y..ur columns, to make a few honest statements: Our "Society" was organized, and still acts, as au auxiliary to the "Cleveland Aid Society;" or, as it is now called, the "Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society of Uorthcrn Ohio;" and is one of about two hundred similir branch organizations; all co-operating with; and sending their contribu tions to, the Cleveland Society; nnd its mem bers, aside from their own lavished donations, perform the double duty of receiving, taking charge of, and ackrowledging all supplies sent in, and lorwarding tuem to the hospitals, when called for; all of which they accomplish with an exactness, punctuality, and dispatch, which inaniicsts in them a zeal and devotion worthy the noble cause; and uuwaving confidence, both in their integrity and abihtyrand our only re gret is that wc have not been able to entrust a greater amount totliem for distribution. The" branch Societies, iu connection with, the Cleveland Society, (over which Mrs. B. Boise boably presides) now constitutes a branch ol the Sanitary Commission, which is also a voluntary aud unpaid organization, nnd through whose agencies the wants of the hospital are ascertain ed and supplied; and noone engaged in theen- tcrprse, as tar as we hare been able to ascertain, receives an' remuneration for their' services, other than what is realized as the reward of an approving conscience; nnd the more wo exam ine and become acquainted with the plan of operations, and its results, the stronger are our convictions, that it is not only the bed, but the only sure and efficient menus, by which the ne-cci-silics of the caso can be reached. But.lhese transactions are not beinc carried on secretly or in the comer, but lie open for the' approval, or dis-ap roval.of any who will tako the pains to umstigate; and tor lurtlicr particulars and con firmation of these statements, wc refer jou to the Cleveland papers.and especially, each Mon day evening's issue of the llerald Our Society meets every Tuesday. I'. M. at the house of "G.,C. Griffin, to work for the sol diers; and we extend a most cordial invitation o all who arc will inr to aid in this cause, to co-operate with us, anil share the pleasure of doing something for those, who have sacrificed so much in de lence of our common interest!); and whose privations and sufferings now de mand that relict, which wc can, at least, in a incisure bestow, and which they have a right to expect at our hands. Or il it is not conven ient to unito with us, or il it, is preferable, let other townships, or neighborhoods, form them selves into similar associations; and if any pre fer sending theirsuppliestotbc sick ol any par ticular Bcgiment, wc feci authorized to assure them that by forwarding them to, "Soldiers' Aid Society, 95, Bank St., Cleveland, O." ac companied with their request, their wishes will be promptly complied with. There is now' an increased demand, from the hospital, for crutch es; aud a supply o' that very necessary article, from any person wishing to furnish them, will be thankfully received by us; or if sent to the above address accompanied with the donor's name, be duly acknowledged. Mrs. G. C. GRIFFIN, Prest. Miss M. OFFICER, Sec'y. Mrs. JAS. McMONEGAL, Treas. J5?Andy Johnson has been appointed a Brigadier General, nnd is to go to Tennessee. Wo' arc sorry to lose Mr. Johnson from the Sen ate, and wn fear wc shall not sec the likes of him front ihat State in tho Senate again. Eighty-one went in—six came out. Copt. Hose, of the 2d Iowa, took his company of eighty ono men into tlio Don elson light, and only six catno ont of it. Tlio rest were killed, wounded or taken prisoners. Captain Ross was wounded in tho' thigh, ami laid on tlio ground two days one of the nights it mined inces santly lha 1st Lieut. W. J. Boyee, was killed; the 2d Liout. W. M. Murray, was was wounded in the nack and arm. Eighty-one went in—six came out. Nava Fight Opposite Ft. Monroe. The Merrimac Attacks Our Vessels, Sinks One and Captures Another. Tho steamer Jferrtmac 'U a powerful iron clad vessel, which the rebels have been somo months engaged in fitting for service. . She has been reported a failure on several occasiens, lut her operations of 8 ill inst. don't indicate it. She belonged to'the United States Government and was sunk in Norfolk Harbor at the timo the Navv Yard was burnt. The rebels after wards raised her and proceeded to render .her a formidable floating battery. The Merrimac mado her first appearance on Saturday last. Jn the morning she was signalled moving down the channel from Norfolk in front of Sewell's Point Battery. Considerable excitement was created at Fortress Monroe. The Cumberland, Con gress, Minnesota, St. Lawrence and Ro anoke exchanged signals of danger. As the Jferrimac moved down there was little of her isable above water except her flag staff, with a rebel flag flying, and her smoke stack. She is roofed over with nlntes of iron ot immense weitiiit. ane moved slowly and directly for the Cum berland and Congress lying at the mouth of James River. The Cumberland opened on her with heavy gnns, but the balls glanced harmlessly off berjron back. Tho rebel gun boats 1'orA'fown and Jamestoicn came down the James Ktver and engaged nor frigates on the other side, when our batteries at Newport News opened on the gun boats. Both the Cumberland and Congress rained heavy broadside on the Merrimac, but with no visible effect, save checking her progress slightly. Ihe Mer rimac ran against tho Cumberland, stri king her about amidships, laying open her side. She then drew oil nreu into the. Cumberland aud again dashed agaiust her, knocking in her side nnd leaving her to sink. She then started for the Congress which was enijnj'ing the gun boats 1 ork town and Jamestown and being inefficient ly manned the Congress struck her colors. Her crew escaped iu boats. The officers were taken offas prisoners by tho James town, and the Congress was fired. Flush ed apparently with their success and burn intr for still further achievements, the Mer-. rimac with the two gun boats opened with shot and shell on Newport News batter ies. One account says that the garrison was driven jnto the woods, while another account says the gun boats were obliged to retreat. The Minnesota did not get up steam in season to aid the frigates Cum berland and Congress, but afterwards, with the St. Lawrence, encased the rebel vessols at a distance of ono mile, without any particular effect. Further hostilities seem to have beeu suspended until morn ing. The Ericson iron-clad steamer Monitor arrived at 10 o'clock Saturday night and proceeded at once to tho prolection of the Minnesota, which had got aground at Newport News. At 7 o'clock Sunday morning the Jferrimac, 1 ordown, James town and several lugs went towards the Minnesota and opened fire, the Monitor engaged them, when all the enemys vessels except the Merrimac retired, leaving the two formidable vessels to fight it out. It was as when two belliggerent forces stand still and witness a lmnd lo hand contest between their most powetful cham pions, leaving the fate of battles to the issue of a sinirle contest. These two ves sels fought from 8 o'clock until noon, part of the lime touching each other, when the Merrimac retreated. The Monitor is said lo be uninjured and ready fjr another haul, fane; was commanded lit' Lieut Warden, who handled her with great skill, asisted by Chief Engineer Slitters. One report says tho Merrimac was bealen off in a sinking condition. Another says it is impossible to say whether she was injured or not. There is no doubt that the Merrimac is a foimidable craft, but with the Monitor to look after her there is little cause for apprehension. The rebels have built great hopes' on her, believing that she would clear Chesapeako Bay nnd vicinity of red eral ve.-sels of war, lake Fortress Monroe nnd accomplish a great many things.- Their insoleneo has been reproved by an efficient (iovernm'ent Monitor it appear: Gen. Lane's Own Explanation. Gen. Lane has addressed the following letter lo the blale Senators of Kansas, explanatory of his position in the army and in the' U. b. benate. It will be seen that ho returns to tho latter forthwith : Leavekwoiith, Kansas, Feb. 20, 1862. 8m: There should be a perfect under standing between you the local represent atives of tho people of Knnsns, and your representatives in tho National Congress. To this end I make the following state ment: On the 20th of January I left Washing ton, expecting to take command of a col umn designed to move in four separate bodies through this blale, southward, Il was understood by tho Senate, and expected by the country, that a satisfacto ry arrangement would be made with Maj. Gen. Hunler. Such was my conviction I came to Kansas, therefore, intending to arrange matters with linn, lo resign my seat in tho Sennlo to you, from whom I had received it, and then notify the Pres ident of tho acceptance of ihe commission of Brigadier General, which was not to is sue until tho receipt of such notification. I made every effort which self-respect would permit to effect this arrangement with Major General Hunter, I fniled. The correspondence when published will prove, indeed, thnt I could not have served under him in any capacity, however sub ordinate, without degredation. I had no military ambition beyond thnt connected with ihisFxpedition. I desired to surround the institution of Slavery with Free Territory, and thus girdle the cause of the rebellion itself. Without fault on my pnrt as I believe, I havo been thwart ed in ihis, my cherished hope of my life. Tho sad. yet simple duty only remains to nnnounco to you, and through you to tho people1 of Kansas, my purpose lo return to my seat in tho United Stntes Senate a purposo declared tho President through a telegram of which the following' is n copy : Leavenworth, Knnsns, ) Feb. 10, 1862. j Ali efforts lobnrmbnize'with Mnjor-Gen-eral Hunter have failed. 1 am compelled to decline tho ' " a of J. H. LANE. I havo nothing further lo say. f trust you will find mo nsi over faithful to the Stato nnd country. All I am nnd all I hnvii ns heretofore, be devoted to ilium. Wishing you health, happiness', nnd a safe return to your constituents, I remain friund nnd servant, J. H. LANE. Message from President Lincoln. WAsnisGTONMarch 6. The President to day transmitter! to Congress the follow ing message: Fellow Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives : v 1 reccommend lha 'adoption of a joint resolution by your honorable bodies, which shall be substantially as follows: Resolved, That the United Slates ought to co-operate with any Siato which may adopt a gradual abolishment of slavery, giving to such Stato pecuuiarv aid,' to bo used by such State at its discretion, to compensate for the inconveniences, public and' private, produced by such change of system If the proposition contained in the reso lution does not meet (he approval of Con gress and the country, there is the end; but if il does command such approval, I deem it of importance that tho btates and people immediately interested should bo at once distinctly notified of the fact, so that they may begin to consider whether to ac cept or reject it. Tho Federal Govern ment would find its highest interests in such a measure, its one of the most effi cient measures of sef-prcservation. The leaders of the existing fnsurrectton entertain the hope that tho Government will ultimately bo forced to acknowledge the independance of some part of the dis affected region and all the slave Slates nottb of such parts will ihen'say, "ihe Un ion for which we have struggled being al ready gone, wo now chooso to go with them." To deprive them of this hope, sbstnntially ends the rebellion, nnd the in itiation ot emancipation completely de prives them of it. As to all the Sates initiating it, the point is not that all the States -tolerating slavery would very soon, if at all, initiato emancipation, but that while tho offer is equally made to all, the moro northern shall by such initiation mako.it certain to tho more Southern, that in no event shall the former join the laller in the proposed Confederacy. I say Initiation, because in my judgement gradual and not sudden emancipation is belter for all. In the mere financial point of view, any member of Congress, wjth tho census ta bles and the treasury reports before him, can readily see for himself how vety soon tho current expendilures of tho war' would purchashe, at a fair valuation, all the slaves in any uamed. Stale. Such a proposition on the part of tho general government sets up no claim or right by leuer.il authority to interfere with slavery within Slate limits, referring ns it does the absolute conttol of the subject in each case to the Stato and -its people im mediately inlerrested. It is proposed as a matter of perfectly free choice with them. In the annual message last December, I thought fit to say the Union must bo pre served, and hence all indispcnsablo means must be employed. I said this not hastily, but deliberately. War has been and con tinues to be, an indispensible means lo this end. A practical re-acknowledgement of tho national authority would render the war unnecessary, and il would nt once cease. If, however, resistance continue; and it is impossible to foresee all the inci dents which may attend, and all the re--suits which may follow. Such as may seem lnuispensiUie, or may obviously promisc-greti t fffirieney-towards'ending the struggle, must and will come. I hope il may be esteemed no offence lo ask whether the pecuniary consideration tendered would not be of more value to Ihe Slate nnd private persons concerned, than are the institution and propet ty in il, in the preent aspect of affairs? While it is true that the adoption of ihe proposed resolution would be morel' ini tiatory, and not within itself as a practical measure, il is recommended in tho hope thai it would sooner lead to important re sults. In full view of my great responsi bility lo my God and to my country, I earnestly Wg the attention of Congress and the people lo the cubject. -J-dowrrthePotiitiiaafroinAVjiildtigtQn, ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Story of Beauregard's Sickness A despatch says that the story of Beau regard's being sick is false. Wo know that it is was true. We had a long in terview last night with a perfect reliable Piltsbttrger, who was in Columbus, Ky., on last Tuesday week, after' the battle of Donelson, and Beauregard was I here. This gentleman knows, nnd conversed there with Generals Polk, Cheatham, and Beauregard's staff officers, and says' Beau regard has been quite sick, but not danger ously so nothing but a severe cold, which had, however, quite enfeebled him. Af ter his arrival, he mounted a horse and rode nround for two. hours, carefully sur veying tho natural and artificial defences of the place, and his report wns, in short: "you must evacuate, i ou nave a wonder ful amount of guns here, but no casemates. You couldn't hold. tho place two hours, and as lo thnt rat tray down yonder," pointing to the water battery placed on tho level of the Mississippi and its poster ior flat "its a perfect slaughter pen. Eve ry gunner there would bo killed in twenty minutes." This Piltsburger states that thero was a trriblo panic there when he left. Ho saw the whole brittle of Belmont from tho Secesh side, and says thai since that fight they havo a very wholesom dread of Northern coolness nnd courago. He stales also, that Gen. Polk has not tho confidence of a singlo man in the army : that ho swears liko a trooper, aud that in caso of a fight he would bo tho first lo bo shot, by his own soldiers. On the contra ry, Pillows lins tho reputation of being' a man of great coolness and bravery. Pitts. Chronicle. None but n physician knows how much reliable alterative is ueeded by the peo ple. On all sides of us, in all communities everywhere thero aro multitudes that suf fer from complaints that nothing but an alterative cures. Hence a groat many of em have been mado nnd put abroad with tho assuranco of being effectual. But thoy fail to accomplish the cures they promise because they havo net the intrin sic virtues they claim. In this stato of tho caso Dr. J. C. Ayer's tfe Co., of Lowel, have supplied us with a compound Extract Sarsaparilln, which does prove to bo tho long desiied remedy. Its peculiar difference from other kindred preparations market is that il cures tho diseases for which it is recommended,- while they do not. Wo aro assured of this fact by more than ono of 6ttr intollgcnt Physicians in this neighborhood nnn havo tho further ovidceuo of our own oxperienco of its truth. Ttnncssce Farmer, Nashville, Ttnn. Story of Beauregard's Sickness THE GOVERNMENT TAX BILL. ABSTRACT OF ITS PROVISIONS. Washington, Monday March 3, 1862. The'foiiowing'is an abstract of the Tax Bilfirenorted to-dav. a Tt-pYoyidesTor Uio appointment byitbe President of n commissioner of internal revenue, with a sallerv of 5.000 per an num, his offico to be in tho Treasury De partment, with a suitable number of clerks. Tho country is to bo divideti, as the President may direct, into convenient col lection district, with an assessor and col lector appointed by tho President for each districts, who shall have power, to appoint such deputies as may be necessary. Tho bill provides for a duty on 'spirituous liquors of 15 cents per gallon: ale and beer 1 per barel; stem or feaf lobaco, 3 cents per pound to add, when manufactured 5, cents, and on cigars 5, 10 aud 20 cents per pound, according to value; ou lard and linseed oil, burning fluid and coal oil, 5 cents per gallon : refined coal oil, 10 cents per gallon ; gas, per 1,000. feet, 25 cent; bank-note paper, 5 cents per pound; print ing paper, 3) mills per pound;, soap, 5 mills per pound, salt, 4 cents per 100 pounds; sole leather, 1 cent per pound; upper leather, one-half cent per pound ; flour, 10 cents per barrel; all other man ufactures, 3 per centum ad valorem: on railroad passengers, 2 mills per mile of travel; commutation tickets, 3 per cent; s'eamboat travel, 1 mill per mile; omni buses, "ferry-boats and horso roilroads, 3 per cent on gross receipts from passengers; advertisements, 5 per cent on amount of receipts annually: for the use of carriages, from $1 to $10, according lo value; gold' watches 81; silver watches, 50 cents; gold plate. 50 cents per ounce; silver plate, 3 cents per ounce; billiard tables, 20; on slaughtered cattle, 50 cents, each hogs 10 each: sheep 5 cents each. Licenses for bankers, Si 00; auctioneers, 20; whole sale"dealors, $50 ; retail dealers in liquors, $20; retail dealers in goods, $10; pawn brokers, $50 reclifyers, $100; brewers, $30; hotels.- inns, and taverns, graduated according to rental, from 5 to $200; eat ing-houses, $10; commercial brokers, $50; other brokers, $20; theaters, $100; cir cuses, $50; bowling-alleys, $5 each alley; wholesale peddlers, $50 other peddlers, 5 to $20; coal oil distillers, $20. Inconio three per cent on all over $'600, deducting tho income derived from dividend, &c, which are taxed seperalelyS railroad bonds nnd dividends of banks and saving insti tutions. 3 per cent: payments of all saller- lers of officers iu the civil, millilary or'na val service of the United States, including Senators and members of Congress, 3 per cent: legacies and distributive shares of personal property of deceased person: from 1 lo 5 per cent, according to the de grees of relationship, and stamp duties ou all kinds of legal aud commercial papers; all patent medicines, telegraphic messages, and all goods by express. How long? When will the law forbidding our offi cers lo exercise the trade of slave catching pass ihe Senalc? '-And how long is our army lo bo disgraced by nigger-calchers with epattletls and shoulder simps on. A letter from Gen. Hooper's division gives tho details of otic of the most disgraceful affairs ever penned. It runs thus. A slave piloted our troops to where his master, a secessionist named Cox, had arms and ammunition concealed. Afterwards tho master came into camp nnd claimed his slave, and under promis that Cox would not harm his slavo he was given up; the soldiers earneslly protesting, but an officer ordered him lo bo handed over. Cox tied the man lo his horse and rode nt a rapid rale, the poor slavo running lo keep up behind him. When ho lefl the regiment he had on a pair of shoes, but when he reached his master's house his shoes were gone, and his bleeding feel were found to be burbling open from come ing in contact wilh pebles and stones. Ha had been dragged eleven miles behind his master's horse! He tied him to a tree and called his overseer. They commenc ed whipping him, aud whipped him three hours, taking turns wilh the whip. When cut down he sank lo Ihe earth in sensable. He had on a new cotton shirt when ihey began to whip him, and when they wero done there was nothing left of it but tho collarbntid nnd wristbands. Ihen commeuced tho rubbing down to bring back sensibility, but nil of no avail Their unfotunalo victim soon breathed his last. Thus perished a loyal negro at Uio hands of a traitor. How long? Unionism in Richmond---Arrest of John Minor Botts and others. The Richmond Examiner of tho 3d inst., gives an account of the arrest of sev eral prominent men who were suspected of Unionism, it says that a parly was sent to tho farm of John Minor Bolts, where ho wns airested nnd his papers seized. He wns lodged in tho negro tail. Valentine Hccket and F'rankliti Stearns, two well known Union men, wero then arrested and thrust into prison. Threo others, Ward well, Miller and Higgins, iho last an Irish man, wero arrested for Union sentiments, Miller is charged with being at tho head ofa Republican society. On reaching the prisoti, Stearns significantly remarked that it they designed imprisoning nil tho Union man they must get a langer prison than that. A crowd gathered around tho jail among whom the Lxaminer says tbat tho general sentiment was thnt "The sight of a half dozen Yaukoo sym pathisers dangling from ns many lamp posts would havo a ivholesomo and salutary ellcct. "While stauding in tho crowd, near the jail, our attention was attracted to n great quantity of burning paper flying out of one of the chimneys. It wns immediately sug gested that prisoners, not having been properly searched, wero destroying private nnd perhaps trcnsouablodocumculs which they hnd about them." Gov. Tod Ordered to Stand Back. A Columbus correspondent of tho Cin cinnati Enquirer relates tho following: While 700 rebels were being marched through tho streets from tho depot to Camp Chase, Gov. Tod and Staff Jtdvnnced to tho front of tlio crowd at Iho Stato Houso to got n view of the . prisoners ns they passed along. Ono of the Sergeants on guard informed tho Governor that ho must step back. "I am tho Governor.'.' Tho Sergeant gave, tho Governor the sn luto and continued, "Governor, you must step back in tho line." The proximity of tho bayonet induced tho Governor to obey, by remarking pleasantly, "That sol dier desorves promotion." Gov. Tod Ordered to Stand Back. New Advertisements. ROAD TAS. NOTICE. AeDiTor.Tr OtnCE, nolmes County, O. ) Nn-.,, . ItiUersTmrg. Mtrch 13, 1SG2. J OTICE is hereby giTerfth.it the County Commis sioners or Holmes Cotmty, Ohio, didat their March Session I862,anlhoti7o'the.lcry of a Tax or on-hall of one-mill on each dollar ruination of all the lealand personal property hrousM on the grand duplicate of the county for the year 1S62, for Koad purposes. The a Iso ordered that all tabor be done on the public highw ly, between the 1st dar of April A. D. 1S62 and the 1st day of October A. D.lSOI.and that each per ion charged with a road tax be notified of tie same befors th 13th day of Septembcrncxt. " " - , TheTownshipTrustees of the yeTferalToTrnsnIps"are hereby notified that if they desire any additional road tax the Bill certify the fame to this o'lEcc on or before the first dav of Juno next. i lly oiderol the Commissioners, tl JOHX WElTlfA-CoVAnJ. - Soldiers Relief "Funds SforroB's 0rriC8no'mfs.Cu;0hr?flf 3IilIersbur-.-'3larf!vl3;-lS62a "VTOTICE is hereby gircn that the Soldiers Relief xi t un nd.nrovided by the County Commissioners of Holmes county, Ohio, is nbont exhausted, and theaid Commissioners order at their ""larch Session" lSOZthat after all persons nho have been drawing froin said fund are paid lor the present month, March, no wore allow-ancc-nr payments from said fond wUl be niadc,nntil fur ther arrangement. ' By order of the Commissioners. j. JOHX "KErorAN", CoZAni. March 13, 1562 C0w3.- J '. A The Stanfon English and Classical INSTITUTE.' For MalQS and. F.eifialers, MILLERSBT?MG, '0, INSTITUTION' under this name,' YtiTt d ojened- On Monday,1 April 2'tU'2T Under the rare of Rev. J. A. E. SIMPSON", for a session of twenty-one nects. Jiatcx of lyit'onfor the full Session; Commo.n English Branches -"'''- X V$jG,60 Higher Mathematics and Nut. Sciences - - S.0O Language. Latin and (Ireek " " - 10.00 .For further part'culars applr br letter jor-pcrMaiily to JiAjE.SlMPSONT BantBuildlcg. Millersburg.Ohio. March 0, 1S62. , ' BERLIN INSTITUTE! i a. IS an English and Classical Acadepajr for; both f exe situated in BerKn, Holmes count j-, Ohloeren mile eat of Mi Herein r. The third Session will commence On Monday, April ,21st, 1862. Tuition in advance ftir serion of 20 irecks T CVnnnon Branches . Highec-H:.! hematics and Xat- Sciences Latin xuid Grrek Lnnjtwgrjr - Gentian and French extra Instructions on tl c Pi-.ni " Use of Instrument " 8.00 - 10,00 V cal Music The Principalis a graduate of JetTerson Collegtc bas had considerable experience m the manasemest of schools. ..JX&m KeIIEXRV LIPPKRT, Proper of lujaaes and Music, has been teaching in nttslurg and0&lca;ro for the last ten years. He is highly recommended by his former patrons. The location ol the Institute is eleTated-and healthr. Good boarding can Lc obtained in. print e Cuuiliei at low rate. Students can rent rqomsand board them? ct res it a Tory Finalloxpensp. ' J A few pupils can be accommodated in ihe fnmilj' of the Print ip.il. To such the charge for the cession .trill be fortr-firc d liars in advance. ThU Includes boardln;. room, light, fool and tuition in the regular branches. For further information inquire of J.Cr.GlIXAM, rriueipU. rr Prof. II. K. UITEP.T, March C, Berlin, Holmes county, O. STEAiVl ESMGIWE MACHINE Sffi rpiIE nntlersijrned would respectfully ittf.mii the rei L dents of Holmes county aud vici--iy. thatthejt,jire prepared to furniih on short cotire.'Stationary'and Portable Steam Engines, ol any deaircd size, and Pnrt.ahlfi fiirp.nlnr Sa w-Wills. -j r ndMulyMiII.i ns good a can le found in Ohio, a.d ViC warrant our Engines to do more work with the tame fuel than any engines made fn the State, Wc are abo making the be.-.t SUGAR O-A-jNTE MIXXiX-Si that can be found. We are making; ntplow of.the reryUst patterns including a I the lliw.Tttronii. Among other thing, we iu..Ke llndg-r IIMt.. Karm IteUdilandriW m- UmU. Saws, Otci tnmtsKt UIe, and large variety of things too numerous to ruu!iuu Mill & Sa-wr-Mill Castings of all desertion, also Erasi Castings. ' Jj"Our shop is near the Depot, on East I.ibertrFt. CI!ArMAX,I!AP.."ETT & CO. tVootcr, O., March Gj ISCi tTJ Edward Xcrillp, pltSf 1 Before Knhirt Justicr.'a Jus apainst i ticc of the Toacc. nritardy Kicbeson lluckmaster.drf ) township. 1 lolme Co.o. ON thcSth day ot Kebruiry.A. D.1SG2, saidju.ti-e of the jwace iued an order ol a'Uchment for the sum nf thirty-fire dnlT.lr an I i-erentccn cents, anil probable costs. ' Paid cause is set for. hearing on the 12th of ApriUlSGS. EDtVAItD-X'EVlLLE. JIarch li, 1SC2. GREAT BARGAINS BEY GOODS, MULVAlfllPORIllM! J WILL offer , at reduced rri.c, LADIES' DRESS GOODS, A large lot T Pia:n and Fancy Silks. Frjnih. ?nt En glish llenboe. pl.tn a,nlrtgurel;Mohairs;plaiu andtigurtd De, Lames, Coberg-", -fcc,., J CALL and SEE them, AT M U LVA'N-ES-.'- 100 Faeces Scotch, and Do tuts tic Ginghams at old prices.. .AT MlfLyrANE'S. Prints, A new lot best print just recM' Good priivfatJ2;?i " -AT MUL VANE'S. White Goods, ' 'Coicbrlcs, Jaclonct, Dub op Lawui,Snif, Ac, Shawls','' ' ' :f Broche, long and Square; "Woolen, Merino, and arrie tr of other styles, to be sold at rrdnced prices, AT MUL VANE'S. Ladies Grey and CUck Ccloth CloaVs, litest styles. A T MUL VANE'S. Mnsliaa, Brown and Bleach d Sheetings at 12a A T MUL VANE'S. Xubles, GloTc?,rIIoi'e,.te"t AT MCTLVANirX About a wagon load jutt recerred, will be sold eteaper thau the same can! b bought lsewhert. - atmulva:neis. Mew's Wear, ' W A larrc stock of dclolhsUoela and Fancy .Cas- si meres. Volinrrs. S nets. Jeans Tweed, armtt and Mechanics Caim'cj to be sold cheap. 7 AT MUDVANEIS. Hats & Caps.Tjics The largest and rhearestTVtock In- toira. Call and it. AT MffL VANE'S. Boots Shoes, r large stock of Boots and ShoesJS'tueaper' than eter. vaitaaJ tnyng- ATJIULTANIPS. Queen's-wareW av A set of 7 rde,'lrt Whltt Granlta ware, for $4,00. ATM ULVANIPS. (Gri'dceries, Cheap as the Cheapest. ;oMSugaYafc cts, ,Ged loccoaczu cts- - AT MULYANE'S. tr-35"The highest ca-i price 'paid tor all ktada of iiu Country produce. Come and examine. U- fore purehesin j ebewncro, J. WIULVANEjt Feb. 27, ISdi. IS Iteacl tlio Advert liemonl Headed ''GOING, GOING, GOI3G;?)I