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sc made at on time.'
- ’xaerc will be no deviation Aom the.fore*
going scale of rates.
Cljkago Cribtim.
We publish, elsewhere a synopsis of the
financial bili proposed to Congress by the
Secretary ofVthe Treasury, and the whole
bill which wifi probably he presented by
The Committee of Ways and Means. They
differ, it will be seen, in some-essential fea-
•e dispatches from-Washington; give
r details of the d.-shing reb el raid on
lies and the Occdquan on Saturday,
fug new is transpiring -in Burnside's
Vand. The capital is quiet
; news from Kentucky and Tennessee
ns a little, and' Morgan is reported
d off and headed for " fire'southern 1
: f the State. A -Federal brigade has
red Knoxville, and opened the way
rrson Erownlow to go home when he
; 0 campaign in Arkansas is growing
'Hnt, positively as well as by 'compari-
Gen. Herron and Gem Elunt emula
ebd quickness of movement, throw a
of as thousand men across the Bos*
iduntalns and making forty-two
iut stopping, save to pick up a rebel
% come down with a dnsb upon Van
a, Crawford county, on the Arkansas
.near the western boundary of the
■, and'there win the day and utterly
the rebels. It is one of the most dash-..
■Hairs of the war thus tar. Our Cairo 1
itches give interesting items of the gen
situation in Arkansas,
te foreign news possesses the unusual'
je of interest in containing-the com-
_ Is of the English press on the Message
of the .President, by whom it is received
wilt little favor. * The Times waives 'all
* national or governmental responsibility In
the String out of the Alabama.
Elsewhere we present an. abstract and
extract from Secretary Chase’s new Treas
ury measure, and accompany it with the
lull to he presented for passage at the
opeping of • Congress, by the Ways and
Meins Committee. Leaving the discussion
of other features of difference, the latter
measure lacks one important feature of
vital interest to the people. It lays no tax .
on bank notes, but leaves the rag shops
free to spawn, their issues without stint,
and choke the channels of trade with their
• irredeemable and. diluted semblance of
The Ways and Means Committee
were in session on Friday with Mr. Chase,
an 4 the whole subject canvassed. A por
tion of *he Committee favored taring hank
notes, a portion were opposed to it, as
tending to the overthrow of the present
: hanking system. As this is what the peo
ple need, and the Government will best he
served by, let the people enjoin it upqn
thrir representatives to tax hank notes out
ofisight and existence.
For nearly two months an agent of the
government, Mr. O. S.olcott,in the service
of the War Department has been secretly
engaged inNew York City in the investi
gation of alleged frauds upon the United
States in the enlistment, organization, and
subsistence of volunteers. The inquiry has
insulted in startling developments both as
to the nature and extent of these depreda
tions as the exhibit we dsewhere present
trill show. From time to time arrests have
teen made of jjaitioo impiloAtaU, xcimm it
©eemed desirable to have “in store” against
the time when the matter should be brought
«n public trial These arrests have called
out great outcry on the part of the friends
nf victims who have aimed to throw
about them political mystery. Neverthe
less, Mr. Olcott has steadily followed the
trail and brought the whole sickening mass
of corruption to light.
It appears that not less than one thou
sand persons are implicated in an organis
ed system of fraud that has been for more
than one year in operation in New York
City, The total amount out of which the
government is already knowntohaveheen
swindled is not less than §700,000. It will
in the end, no doubt, be found to exceed
that sum. The particular modes of swin
dling pursued are set forthwith sufficient
clearness and minuteness in the article we
publish elsewhere.
Further than this, extensive and impru-
dent frauds hare been perpetrated on the
State Bounty Fund, and with utter shame
lessness on the part of officers and men,
•in manner as stated elsewhere. We can
adduce a angle instance covering a large
robbery of the same fund, in which the
'participants were‘Western men, members
of the Marine Artillety, recruited in Chi-
cago, by one Hyslop, who stopped at New
York City and took thebounly there with
out a shadow of real claim. Such laxity
of the public conscience asthese instances
evince, constitute one of the most alarm
ing features of the present time.
Grant falling back to Memphis; Bose
crans ■with bis great army at Nashville,
talking of short commons; rebels pouring
up through ■Western Tennessee; rebels
threatening Jackson, and Eolivat; rebels
in Kentucky playing mad pranks of gue
rilla work before Columbus, meditating a
blockade of the lower Ohio; rebels mus
tering throughout the Blue Grass region;
rebels causing uneasiness at Louisville —
Van Com, Morgan, Marshall, Forrest, all
of them again upon their old stamping
grounds, between our vast armies and their
sources of supply,—verily this was not
precisely the promise with which we saw
Grant and Bosecrans three months ago
pressing toward the Gull Stales. What is
the matter? .
From Grant’s department we leant that
inactivity in Bosecrans’ department has
* causedtheaccumulation ofevilspresentand
prospective. Percontra,theyagreeatßash
ville that Grant has done less than his duty,
and locate the blame with him. "We in
cline to believe both reports of both Gen
erals. Inactivity at Nashville has been set
over against inactivity at Jackson and the
sluggish march to the Tallahatchie, and
between these great slow fingers of the War
power of the Government the foe has
slipped at will, and without danger, to seek
activity farther north, of his own making.
And their activity has won excellent re
sults {for the rebels.) Grant is in full re
treat for Memphis, not to save his bacon,
for he lost a large share of that, together
with bread and ammunition at Holly
Springs, hut to save his communications.
He .is going back-to start again
from’ Memphis'' as a base,- leaving all
the little he gained rby recently loudly
trumpeted marches ! td the Tallahatchie:
leaving the vicinity ofCorinth to be again
occupiedby the enemy and probably to be
a third fime a Fedenjgrave yard; leaving
open to the enemy the entire course of the'
Tennessee Eiver; and leaving the enemy
free to combine against Nashville.
It looks much like the game we have
seen so often in the policy of bur Federal
Generals of cracking nuts with only half
a pair of nut-crackers, of grindingthe grist
with but one millstone, Therewbuidbe a
violation of the Jaw of precedents in this
■war were a Federal anny to heso placed,
that when, Bhermanand Banks from above
. and below, cause the retreat of the rebels
from Vicksimrg, it nugit cut off their ic
trekl eastward rcross the Mississippi,
Grant’s anny is moving kindly out of the
way Just in time to allow the transfer of
the Vicksburg rebel army to Murfreesboro,
or even to old positions on the *Tennessee
river, ready when their usefulness fades at
one point to bring it into play elsewhere. •
, if this be not the programme, the signs
trill not bring their usual sequence. ; We
have given, the rebels facilities for- large -
-practice in the shuttlecock system. We
never harass them East'and West simulta
neously. i We follow the rule, “one at a
time and last the longer;” and- ti;e aspects
in the Southwest ahow that we are at the
same policy. Are, not. these facts ? Are
they not serious and, alarming? Does the
sudden presence- of the great chiefs of the
rebellion in this part of the field of war
mean nothing ? Jeff. Davis and Jo. John
ston and their fellows are busy at an im
portant scheme of conquest . and. recovery!
in the Southwest, and the nun of Grant’s
- campaign dpensa door for them which they
'will not he long in availing themselves of.
The government cannot too’ closely watch!
' the developments threatened. ' Is"therc.not
cause for shame and blame that three
months have borne this miserable fruit?
TbeTroposition of Secretary Chase.
The Couurittee of Mays and Beans’ Bin.
The first section of Mr. Chase’s bill is In
The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby au
thorized to borrow on the credit of the United
.States, and from time to time, and in such
amounts as shall be needed for the service of
the current and the next fiscal years, the sum
ofs9oo,TOo,‘ooo;''and hemay borrow said sum
or any part thereof onsnch terms and in -such
form or forms, and at - such rates of interest,
not exceeding the highest rates authorized by
"by acts of this Congress heretofore passed and
approved, as in his judgment the public
interests may require, and other than such
as have been heretofore sanctioned by said
acts; Provided, that so much of said acts as
provide for the convertibility of United States
notes into United States bonds othcrwlsetha*
by the receipt of them at par in payment of
loans and for all public dues other than cus
toms, and so much of said acts as restricts
the negotiation of any bonds to par, or to the
current market value of like bonds, ishereby
repealed. And the Secretary of the Treasury,
to obtain subscriptions for any loans author
ized by this act, may appoint agents at such
places, with such compensation and under
such regulations as he may prescribe; li'ovi
ded, that the compensation of such agents, in
cluding all expenses of advertising, shall not
exceed one-half of one per centum upon the
amount subscribed and actually paid into the
Treasury through their agency. .
Section 2 provides for the issuing fractional
notes, to he engraved, and printed in the
Trcasniy Department, in lieu of postage and
revenue stamps. •
Section 2 establishes a separate bureau to
be charged with currency matters, under the
care of-a Controller of the Currency—a new
officer, to be appointed by the President,
on the nomination of the Secretary of
the Treasmy and the confirmation of Senate,
for the term of five years, with a salary of
From seci :, u four to section sixty-two, the
bill is filled v. ith the details of the manage
ment of this currency bureau and of the bank
ing scheme foreshadowed in Mr, Chase’s an
nual report
The following is a copy of the hill that -will
probably he presented to Congress, on its re
assembling, by the Ways and Means Com-,
mittce: "
An Act to provide ways and means for the
support of the Government.
Section 1. He it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the tinted States, in
Congress That the Secretary of the
Treasmy he, and he is hereby authorized to
borrow from time to time, on the credit of
the United States, a sum not exceeding $500,-
000,000, and to Issue therefor coupon or regis
tered- hoods, in the usual form, and of
SUCII dCDOltiinntinna not Iwa Umu itfl/j
dollars as he may deem expedient, bearing
interest at the rate of six percent. x>cr annum,
payable semi-annually*in coin; and he may,
in his discretion, dispose of suchbonds at any
lime, upon the best terms be can obtain, for
lawful money of tire United States, or for any
of the certificates of indebtedness that may at
anv time be unpaid, or for any of the interest
bearing Treasury Notes issued on time, or *
any of the bonds* issued under the second sec
tion of this act, and all the bonds issued under |
the provisions of this act shall lie exempt ,
from taxation by or under Slate authority.
SEC- 2. And Sc it farther enacted , That the
Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby
authorized, to borrow from time to time, on
the credit of tfie United States, and on the
best terms he can obtain, a sum not exceed
ing three hundred millions of dollars, and to
isaie therefor bonds or treasury notes, in
such form as he may deem expedient—bonds
bearing interest at the rate of sis per cent,
per annum, payable semi-annually in coin,
and the principal payable from this date, of
such bonds or note?, as follows; One hun
dred million dollars thereof in one year, one
hundred million dollars thereof in two years,
and the remaining one hundred million in three
years. They shad be of such denomination,
not less fifty dollars, as shad be deter
mined upon by the Secretary of the Treasury.
They shall be reccivable.at all times, with the
accrued interest thereon, for all internal taxes
and all other dues to the United States, ex
cept duties on imports and interest on the
pnbliedebt; and when returned to the Trea
sury Department, and canceled, new bonds or
notes for the same amount may be issued
from time to time by the Secretary of the
Treasury; Provided that the whole amount
outstanding at any on time shall not exceed
three hundred millions of dollars; and provi
ded further, that no coin shall be paid for in
terest on such bonds or notes, except on the
semi-annual days for paying interest thereon.
The Secretary of the Treasury may pay out
suchbonds to the creditors of thegovemment
in the same manner as legal tender notes are j
paid to them, and may sell such bonds, or any
part thereof at any time upon the best I
ijinnshccan obtain, for lawful money; and i
.mav also, if be shall deem it expedient, cause 1
bootsto be opened from time to time to sub- j
scriptiou for the same, at such places as he ,
mav designate in conformity to tlic third sec
tion of the act entitled “An act to authorize |
a national loan, and for other purposes,"
passed July 17,1501, and all the provisions of
the said tliird section, so far as applicable, are
hereby adopted, and the same shall apply to
the obtaining of subscriptions to the bonds
authorized by this section, and the holder of (
any such bonds with the accumulated interest
thereon, shall have the right, under such rules
as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the
Treasury, at any time to exchange the same
at the Treasury of the United States, or at the
office of any Assistant Treasurer or designated
depository for an equal amount of legal ten
der United States notes.
Sec. 8. Andhc it farther enacted, That to en
able the Secretary of the Treasury to pay the
army and navy and other creditors of the gov
ernment, be is hereby authorized to issue ou
the credit of the United States, the sum of
three hundred million dollars of United States
notes in the usual form, not bearing interest,
payable to bearer on demand, an J of such de
nominations not less than one dollar' as ho
may deem expedient, which notes so Issued
shall be lawful money and a legal tender in
payment of all debts public and private with
in'the United States, except for customs and
interest on the public debt; and any holder of
said notes depositing any sum not less than
fifty dollars, or some multiple ot fifty dollars,
with the Treasurer of the United States, or
either of the Assistant Treasurers, shall
receive in -exchange therefor duplicate
certificates of deposit, one of which
may be transmitted to the Secretary of
the Treasury, who shall thereupon Issue to
the holder an equal amount of the six per
cent bonds of the United States,' coupon or
registered, as may be desired by ; said' holder,
and which are authorized to be issued under
the first section of this act; Provided, howev
er, that none of the United States notes au
thorized by this section shall be issued,nnless
in the judgement of the Secretary of the
Treasures clear public exigency shall exist
demanding a farther issue of such notes to
enable him to redeem the bonds issued under
the.second section ot tb»a act, or to enable
him to pay the army and navy and other cred
itors of thegovemment; and any of the said
notes maybe re-issned from time to time as
the exigencies of the public service .may re
- Sec. 4. -And heMfurther enacted, . That in
-orderto prevent and punish counterfeiting
and fraudulent alterations of thebonds and 1
notes authorized to be Issued by this act, all;
• the .provisions of the sixth and seventh sec
tions of the act entitled “An Act to authorize
the issnoofUnitedStatcs Notes, and for-the
redemption or funding thereof, and for fund
ing tbe floating debt of the United States,”.
approvcdTehruary 28,1863, shall sofkr as ap- :
pucable apply to the bonds and notes hereby
authorized to be issued, in like manner as'if
tbe said' sixth and seventh sections were
hereby adopted as additional sections of this
act. ■ ’ ~~ . *
! mfotl Service Withdrawn.
| PosTOmcKDsrxtxßNr,)
; WASHINGTON^DeC-27,1861)
The'LouisviUe and KashviUe railroad having,
refused to convey the mails, after the Ist of
I January for compensation authorized bylaws
I, the service will be suspended oathatandits
I tonctf roads from that date.
| M. Blaib, Postmaster General
From-Q-rant’s and Eoseorans’ Com
Vicksburg Probably in Our Hands.
The Mississippi Soon to be Ee-
Beauties of Slave State Unionism.
[SpcclalDispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Catso, December 29,1863.
The remainder of the 35th lowa regiment
go to Columbus to-day. They are a fine body
of men. Their Colonel, S. G. Hill of Musca
tine, is at present commander of the post
No change of importance has taken place
on the road below Columbus. The rebels are
still there. We had reports that a Federal
force from Jackson bad repaired the railroad,
and that trains were running to Trenton, but
these probably hate no foundation in tact.
If Forrest is not speedily driven there
is reason to fear that he will be reinforced,
and that Jackson and even Corinth will have
The rebels have been received in the most
hospitable manner by the people of West
Tennessee and Kentucky. They have been
furnished with men and horses, and clothes,
and all supplies, and such sympathy and in
formation as was needed.
It Is agreat holiday for Forrest andhismen,
They have no baggage nor supply trains, and
no lines’of communication are to bekept open.
♦Slave Slate Unionism ontside of those who
have joined the army is.a humbug, and the
country ought to .know it, and subsist their
army on conquered territory. This is the
only winning policy. If we do not use the
properly in these districts the rebels will.
Van Dom is somewhere in the country west
of Bolivar, and no doubt there is a perfect un
derstanding between, him and Forrest. Van
Dom attacked Davis’ Mills on the 20th, but
was repulsed with a loss of twenty killed and
thirty wounded who were left' on the field,
and a number of the wounded were carried
off. A number of prisoners were also taken,
and about sixty muskets. The Federala had
only three slightly wounded. Our force con
sisted of 250 men from the 25th lowa and two
companies of the sth Ohio cavalry, all under
the commtfud of Col. Morgan of the 25th
lowa. It is one of the most brilliant little
affairs of the war.
Grant’s army has returned to Holly Springs,
and the report is fhat part of it had reached
Coldwater oh its way to Memphis. It is sup
posed that Grant will open the railroad .from
Memphis to Grand Junction and make Mem
phis his base of supplics-
Roseerans’ inactivity is much complained
of below. It is said if he had moved and at
tacked Bragg, as he should have done, np
force would have been spared to cut the rail
road at Jackson.
It must be remembered, however, that Van
Dora did the most damage, and .that he cer
tainly did not come from Bragg’s army.
Information has reached here that a heavy
Federal force had ascended the river from
New Orleans, the naval party under the com
mand of Farragut, and Banks probably com
manding the land force. . The Vicksburg
Whig of the ISth says fourteen gunboats and
slnopswcrcat Baton Rouge yesterday, and
it was thought that troops were being landed
below. The Essex started up the river
for Port Hudson, and wo suppose as soon as,
the land force is disembarked the whole fleet
will move up and make a simultaneous laud
and water attack.
Later information says Port Hudson was at
tacked and completely demolished by our
gunboats, some sixty guns being captured.
At the latest accounts, Farragut had reached
a point some twelve miles below Vicksburg.
The last we beard from Sherman, he was
near Vicksburg, and no doubt ere this, that
stronghold has been taken, and the Mississippi
River reopened.
The pas'sengers and crew of the Lake City,
forty-two in number, arc at Vicksburg, in jail.
There was a heavy skirmish about two miles
from Helena, on Monday night. Twenty Fcd
crals were Liken prisoners, four or five killed,
and a number wounded.
Gen. Hjirlbnt has issued a proclamation
•postponing the Congressional elction in Ten
ncscc to the 20th of January.
Jeff. Davis and Gen. Johnston were at Jack-
son, Miss., on the 18th. Gem Holmes has
moved his headquarters from White River to
Little Rock. Before leaving White River he
issued an order that all persons claiming Con:
federate protection shouldmove their negroes
and other property west of White River.
Many had complied, hut the great majority
could not or would not go. There are now
no Confederates within 100 miles of Memphis
In Arkansas the entire country east-of White
River has been given up by them. Citizens
have taken advantage of this and
are bringing cotton, to the river,
notwithstanding the law recently pass
ed by the Arkansas Legislature, that any
one trading with the Pederals, cither buying
or selling, should be fined not less than SSOO
nor more than SIO,OOO, and be sent to. the
penitentiary not. less than five, nor more than
twenty years.
¥itc Union men from the town. ofWltts
bnrgwcre shot at little Rock a short time
since by order of Gen. Hindman. A man
named Webb, sixty years of age, was hung
near Glaze Bridge for being a Union man.
His body bung three days before It was taken
Passengers who came up last night state
that yesterday New Madrid was evacuated the
magazine blown up, and the barracks burned.
Cairo, Dec. 29.—Prom a gentleman who
left Holly Springs on Friday mo ning, wo
have reliable information from that quarter.
Grant's entire army had fallen back north of
Tallahatchie, and most of it had reached Holly
Springs. The latest rumor is that part of it
had reached Coldwater, and that probably
the bulk of the army is on its way to Mem
phis. It Is supposed Grant will open the road
from Memplds to Grand Junction, and make
Memphis his base of supplies.
Rosccrans 1 inactivity is ranch complained
ol in Grant’s department, the charge being
that but for this the rebels could not have
spared the force to cut off Grant’s supplies.
Intelligence of a definite nature had reached
here that a large Federal land and naval force
had started up the river from New Orleans.
Gen. Sherman has undoubtedly reached his
destination ere this, and wc expect to hear
■within the next forty-eight hours that Yicks
bnrg is taken.
Farragnt was twelve miles below at the
latest accounts.
We have reliable information thatVanDom
is somewhere in the country north of the
Mcmphlsand Charleston railroad and between
Bolivar and the river.
Aflairs on the road between Columbus and
Jackson are unchanged. The rebels stillhold
the road, and in such strength as to defy at
tack from Columbus. New Madrid was evac
uated last night, magazine blown up and bar*
, lacks burned. ' • .
Srnx>'GFiELl), Dec. 29.—Horn' XL 8. Mar
shall has written to a friend in this city, to
say that he is not a candidate for the position
of United States Senator, and that he will not
allow his name to be presented to the Demo
cratic caucus for nomination.
The following are the lateit promotions
Twenty-seventh Infantry —Simeon Shel
don, Adjutant,vice Bust promoted; Co. B,
Henry H- White, Ist Lieutenant, vice Lytle
promoted; Co. G, HenryM.Love, Ist Lieu
tenant, vice Sheldon promoted.
Eighty-eighth— Joseph C. Thomas Cap
tain. - •
One Hundred and Fifth—Co. K, Nathan
6. Greenwood, Captain, vice Austin resigned;
Almond C. Foster, Ist Lieutenant, vice
•Greenwood promoted- . • •
Eleventh Cavalry —Co. M, Lieutenant IJ*
G. Moffitt,viceStenbeu resigned; Lieutenant
G. A. .Quinn, Ist Lieutenant, vice Moflitt
promoted; Sergeant John A Gray, 2d. Lieu
tenant, .vice, promoted.
Tided Catalrx—Co, M, Lieutenant S.
Vrooman, Captain, vice O’Connor promoted;
Lieutenant Charles F. Bussell, Ist Lieutenant,
Tice Trooman promoted.
TwEFTr-aniTn Infantry —Co. B—Bichard
A. Kent, Sd. Lieutenant, Tice George Gentry,
■promoted; Sergeant Sanford, 2d Lieutenant,
Tice BonTule* deceased.
Fonir-nnsT . Ikfa3stet—Joseph Cather
:wood, 2d Lieutenant Co. £, Tice Appleton,
resigned. ?
Kptt-thibj) Infantet—S ergeant Major
Cornelius G. H-Hyde, 2d Lieutenant Co. F,
Tice Potter, promoted.
Eighty-first Infantry— Abraham Leppln
cot, 2d Lieutenant Co. D, Tice . McClure, de
Futt-pifth linpAirrßT—Sergeant Josiah B.
Keys, let.Lieutenant Co. E, Tice Dixon, re
signed ; Sergeant John B. Johnson, 2d Men-,
tenant Co. F, vice Parks, promoted; Corporal
UVAugasen, 2d Lieutenant Co. F, vice Bur
rows, deceased.
Fins Cavalry—Edward P. Mastic, Adju
tant, vice Turner, mustered out. •
Thjbtb'ek'ih Cavalry—Sergeant George
Wolf; 3d Lieutenant Co. C, vice Locks, pro
moted Co. B; 2d Lieutenant Felix C. Marx,
Ist Lieutenant Co. B, vice Ncwherger, pro
Fifty-eighth M. How
ard, 2d Lieutenant, Tice Bine, promoted.
Seventh InfanteyL-Co.H, Sergeant Carl
E. Fergus, 2d Lieutenant, Tice Fegram, pro
moted. . . ’ '
Twenty-eighth Infantry. —Capt. Hin
mari Bhodes, Major, Tice 6111 am, resigned.
Seventeenth Infantry.— Henry H. . Pen-1
niman, 2d Assistant Surgeon.
Twenty-seventh Infantry.— Henry T.
Muster, 2d Assistant Surgeon.
Fifty-sixth Infantry.—Francisß.Thomp
son, Surgeon..
Forty-thiri> Infantry.— Capt. Charles
Btephani, Major, vice Denglcr, promoted.
One Hundred and Fifth Infantry.—
Sergt. Major David D. Chandler, Adjutant,
vice Phillips, resigned; Co. A, Sergt. W. B.
Thomas, 2d - Lieutenant, vice Lord, resigned;
Lieut. James 8. Forsyth, Captain Go. H, vice
Hunt, resigned; Co. H, L»eut. Chas. 6. Cul
ver, Ist Lieutenant, vice Forsyth, promoted;
Co. H, Sergt. Harry Porter, 2d Lieutenant,
• vice Culver, promoted; Co. I, Incut. Wm. O.
Lake, Captain, vice Jones, resigned.
One Hundred and Twenty-third Infant
ry.—Leander H. Hamlin; Adjutant.
Gen. Herron Achieyes a Bril
liant Feat.
Fatetteviixe, Ark., Dec. 29.—One of the
most difficult and daring raids of Die war has
just been made by a part of the army of the
frontier. On Saturday, Gen. Herron started
with a portion of his cavalry and infantry for
the other side of the Boston Mountains.
Gen. Blunt left Cane Hill at the same time,
by another route, the two columns being
about 6,000 strong. They went in light march
ing order, with six days cooked rations, and
marched forty-two miles without stopping.
Herron took two batteries with caissons,, ar-'
tillery and baggage wagons, drawn across
the mountains by twelve-horse teams.
At daylight yesterday morning the two
commands joined at Lee’s Creek, three miles
south of the mountains, where the force of
cavalry and artillery, numbering 2,000, start
ed for V:m Buren, leaving the infantry to fol
low as fast as possible. Two rebel regiments
of cavalry were encountered at Dripping
Spring, and after a sharp skirmish were put
to flight, leaving seven hilled and many
wounded on the field.
Our loss is none killed and but few wound
ed. Our force immediately followed the fly
ing rebels to Van Bnren,. where a splendid
charge was made, led-by Gens. Blunt and Her
ron in persoß, resulting in a complete victory
over the enemy.
The rebel cavalry rushed aboard.some stcam
• boats and escaped to the other side of the
Two stcamen, over a hundred prisoners,
among them several officers and Hindman’s
express messengers, were captured. A third
boat was ran ashcre, which, with those that
took the rebels across the river, will be de
stroyed. A large quantity of corn, camp
equipage, transportation mules and horses
were also seized. Thcfull extent of captures
is not yet known.
When the messenger left, the infantry and
artillery were about eight miles in the rear,
hastening forward as fastas possible.
That section was taken entirely by sur-
prise and terribly frigbteicd. Hindman was
on the other side of the Arkansas Biver with
his whole force, unable or unwilling to en
gage ns. The pathway to tke Arkansasßiver
has been opened, and if tie gunboats will
open the lower end of it, the winters work of
the army of the frontier is clearly marked
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.)
Cikcixxati, Dec. 29.1864.
There arc various rumors in town to-night
of matters in Kentucky and the movements
of Morgan, but nothing reliable.
The dispositions of our troops will prevent
hie coming farther north or forming a junc
tion with Floyd or Marshall were that his
The Ist Tennessee cavalry and USth Ohio
passed through here last night from Camp
Dennison to Louisvill£ Several regiments
have gone forward from Louisville to meet
Morgan, as well as 6cn. Baird’s division,
noticed yesterday.
Generals G. Clay Smith andJGilmore with
their forces'are atand near Lexington. It is
understood that the water in the Cumberland,
is rising so that light draught boats can now
ascend to Nashville*
This mil relieve Rosecrans’ army. The
gunboats building here are fast approaching
completion. The Louisville Democrat of Sun
day in a report of Morgan’s attack on Eliza
bethtown, already telegraphed you/ says
that Lieut. GoL Smith of the 91st Illinois was
obliged to succumb, and towards the close of
the engagement he was killed; but it adds'
that no definite resnlt of the fight is known.
Gen. Gilbert went down the road with his
men to meet Morgan.
Louisville, Dec. 29.—The postmaster at
Richmond, Ky., says that Col. Carter, con
manding a brigade, has captured Knorvillo,
Torn., and destroyed four bridges and a large
portion of the railroad track between Knok
ville and Dandridee.
Gov. Morton or Indiana is here. It is not
true that he has ordered ont the militia of In
diana, as reported.
Passengers in the train from Louisville to
Shcphcrdsville to-day, reports that they heard
heavy firing up to 4 o’clock this aftemooli-in
the direction of Lebanon Junction. Reports
are current that Col. Harlan’s brigade is in
the rear ofMorgan’sforces, and it is supposed
may have engaged them before tins time. It
is rumored that a portion of Morgan's forces
are at Bardstown, smd that they nave destroy
ed a portion of the track near Elizabethtown.
The rebels have been repulsed three times
from Mnnfordsville, and everything there is
safe. Gen. Bosecrons’ forces have driven the
rebels into Murfreesboro. It is supposed that
Morgan is skedaddling out of the State.
ISpeclalDlspatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Dbsxqutbs, Dec. 2$ 1862.
Elijah Sells, the present popular Secretary
of State, arrived in town on Saturday evening
from his new home in Benton connty. Pre
paratory to passing over the archives of his
office to his successor, Dr. James Wright,
John M. Davis, the old deputy Secretary, will
be continued by the new incumbent.
Two men named Brooks and Sherman were
bnmed to death at Com Hill, Payette county,
last week. Two sons of James Brown, of Sid
ney, Fremont county, aged respectively nine
and eleven years, died from' the effects of
poison administered'to them last week, for
what and by whom the drug was administered
-has not been developed. ■
Blue Sky in the W^it
CSpedalDispatchto the Chicago Tribune.]
Jevfsbsok City, Ho., Dec. 89, 1988.
This has been a great day for Missouri. Her
Emancipationists are jubilant. A most radi
cal speaker was nominated by acclamation.
Thefriends of Freedom, are one and undivi
ded in the cause. Let the friends of Liberty
rejoice. •:
JzFFERSOy City, Dec. 29.—The legislature
met to-day. L. C. Marvin, Radical Emancipa
tionist, was elected Speaker of the House by
twenty-four majority. J, B. Pratt, Emaacl
, patlomst, was elected Secretary of the Senate.
Hr. BichardEOu, in the Senate, Ihtrodueeda
resolutiou thnt-alll Emancipationists are fa
vorable to compensated emancipation as enun
ciated by the President; which was unani-.
mously adopted.
Daring Rebel Raids and Capl
"Washington, Dec. 29. —There was greati--
citement at Alexandria, Lite yesterday evffe.
ing, growing out of the Imrried arrivai »f_
some of our cavalrymen and teamsters. TW
latter were mounted on horses cut from tHftr 1
own wagons. They represented that Stuapfc
cavalry, with light artillery, had appeared?*
Pohick Church on Saturday night, and Sun2if
proceeded to Accountink, twelve miles froli;
Alexandria, and there attacked two" or thrf
companies of troops; and that they capfcum
a wagon train at Occoquan on Saturday. Then
is difficulty in arriving at the precise tndtf
owing to the many conflicting rumors in enj
culatiou; hut. that the rebel recotmoisnaaa
appeared in the neighborhood is beyond qu<&
The rebels created much alarm. MUlfear.
men ‘who have seen the brief official telegram
from D mollies say it' was the same rebel foroj
which, several- miles from that place, made'a
reconnoissance, driving In onr cavalry pickets-.
MUing-threeor.fourof them. - . ■>[
The rebels, fearing capture, left for Ocdo
quan and Aceduntmk, where they madsalaiim
ing demonstrations. Due allowance, it--Is
claimed, must be made for the statements •,«
teamsters, as such accounts arc unavoidafiy
exaggerated. . U.-.,
EEAjxjrAiiTZBS Ashy of tee Potohac, Iv i
DecemberSS, 1862! jlr |
Tlie latest reliable intelligence relating
the rebel army on our front, states that
have massed their forces on both sides of thV_
railroad from Fredericksburg to below Guifi?
ness Station, ten miles distant. The trafrk
for two miles south of Fredericksburg
been lom up, the fails being used for turn
outs at the present terminus. J
Oh Tuesday a brigade of rebel cavalry ware
outfitted with rations and forage for several
days, end bad revolvers distributed to men
near Guinness Station. It was believed there
that their destination was King George
county, by way of Fort Royal. \
On Saturday morning a new encampment
made its appearance on the second range of
Mils in the rear of Fredericksburg, in full
view from our position. A* considerable
i number of tents have recently been sent 'up I
from Richmond to Lee’s army. I
The Richmond of the 25th nidi- i
cate? that Lee, with a portion of his army, i
was moving towards Culpepper to make ade
moustralion in front of Washington, but it is j
known that Lee was still at Fredericksburg ;
on Fridav noon.
The enemy is engaged every night in raising
and extending their breastworks along the
streets-fronting the river, as if to prevent any
future crossing by pontoons.
Flags of truce cross the Rappahannock every
day, principally to transfer to the other fide
citizens who came into our lines to escape the
Our soldiers arc taking advantage of the
pleasant weather by building huts.
Heavy firing was heard yesterday evening
in the direction of Dumfries. Intelligence
from Aqnia Creek to-day states that about
4,000 rebel cavalry, - with four guns, made an
attack on four regiments of Sigel’s infantry at
Dumfries. The contest lasted till dark, and
was renewed this morning. The cannonading
is intense and apparently nearer than yester
day! The telegraph line ceased to work yes
terday afternoon, and up to four o’clock this
morning no official intelligence had been re
ceived here.
Notwithstanding the presence of our gun
boats |n the Rappahannock, the enemy has of
hvte procured large supplies of cattle and
horses from the Peninsula counties. Last
week Gen. Pleasanton captured 150 head of
cattle which had been thus collected, cn route
for Leeds. Au officer of Longstreet’s staff,
who had crossed into King George county for
the purpose of being married, was taken : by
Gen. Pleasanton. His two groomsmen say
they have lost 10,000 contrabands since the
commencement of the war.
Advices from Richmond state that the iron
clad gunboat Richmond makes daily trips to
Drury’s Bluff. •
Later. —Telegraphic operations have been
resumed. - An official report states that the
enemy’s cavalry numbered but 1,500; that
they attacked the town of Dumfries, but were
driven off with loss. Theffiring to-day was la
the direction of Occoquan, and was probaMy
caused by tbe enemy’s cavaliy filling in with-
Gen. Slocum’s infantry. _ .
It Is unofficially stated that several sutlers’
wagons have been captured by Lee, and it ia
considered unsafe to transport goods by this
New York, Dec. 29.—-The New York Tri
tunic's special from Washington says: . ■ -
The enemys’ cavalry (of course Stuart’s);
got entirely around Burnside’s army yester-;
day, having Dumfries in their possession, in.
the morning. A /body of troops uuder C6D
Canby, who, it is charged, had no pickets out,*
were surprised in the night and suffered cap-;
ture to an extent difficult to fix. Bdmor |nu4
morales our loss from. 1,600 down to twjK&y*
three'. The"l7(lf
roughly handled and wi ; hdrew in considenVoi? 1
haste. Arms were first placed in the bands
of this regiment only one week ago. Fifteen
wagons, containing regimental property, arc
‘said certainly to be lost. It is debated
whether we also lost the whole of a four gun
battery or only half of it. Last night these
swift riding marauders were in possession of
OccoQuan. The operator of Burke’s Station
this evening states that the enemy were with
in three miles. The movementof troopsfrom
•here to the scene of this enterprise has been
irompt and forcible, both of cavalry and in
‘entry, but Stuart’s successes iu these affairs
have uever been partial.
Since writing this, we hear that Stuart
and his comrades were early this morning
within six miles of Fort Lyon; also that they
got the whole of the battery at Dumfries;
also that at Occoqnan they fell on a detach
ment of the 22d Pennsylvania cavalry. A
fight ensued, unequal on our side, iu which
the 22d had twouty men killed and wounded.
Captain Johnson, who commanded- the
post, was among the killed. Those of the
detachment not killed or disabled, were cap
Dec. 23, 1862. f
The Richmond Dispatch of the 25th con
tains the following: *
Petersburg, Dec. 34.—0n Monday, Gen.
Pryor, with a email detachment, attacked a
Yankee force of several hundred stationed at
Isle of Wight Courthouse to protect the elec
tion of member of Congress. At the first
charge, Gen. Dix'e protectors fled in great
confusion, and were chased ten miles at fall
speed. Our loss trifling. Pryor afterwards
visited SmitMeld.
. Selma, Ala., Dec. 23. —It is reported this
morning by passengers by last night’s train,
that 5,0W) cavalry under Tan Dorn dashed into
Corinth on Sunday, dispersed the Yankees,
and took possession of the place.
Canto', Miss., Dec. 22.—Grant’s army has
fallen back beyond the Tallahatchie. An im
portant expedition under Van Dorn, which
has been out several days, has not bccu beard
The Richmond Dispatch contains an appeal
for the Fredericksburg sufferers who are in
Washington', Dec. 29.—The following is the
tier's version of the last rebel raid: A rebel
force of cavalry with a battery of artillery,
suddenly appeared at S p. m., Saturday, in
front of Dumfries, thenheld by our sth 7th
and66th Ohio, with two pieces.of IfcGiloray's
battery. The rebels were at first estimated
at 4,000. They cut the wires leading to Fal
mouth, and attacked, our troops, who had
three men killed, and were driven off In the
meanwhile information reached these head
quarters by telegraph before they cut
the wires leading in this direction, and troops
from this quarter, were Instantly put in mo
tion, if possible to cut off their retreat To
that end Gen. Geary. marched from Wolf Run
immediately .to- the relief of the troops en
\gaged at Dumfries. After being worsted be
fore Geary's arrival they pushed directly for
Qccoquan, where they had a slight engage
ment with 1,500 of onr troops there under
Col. Canby, resulting in inconsiderable loss,
on both sides, our forces maintaining their
ground. They next proceeded up Bull Run,
crossed it at Wolf Run, thence they
wait to Anandale via. Burk’s Station,
wiere they camped on Saturday night;
thus avoiding points where we had troops.
At lay break yesterday morning they were
ngnm ha the saddle. In the meantime, onr
troo-,5 at Fairfax Courthouse did theirbest
to had them off in that direction, but, being
infancy, could not get up in time to
They were last seen in the vicinity of Lewlns
burg, where their number was. estimated at
but 1,000 cavalry and four. pieces of artillery. ;
At nightfall yesterday, they were under
whip aid spur, evidently bent ou escaping in
the direction of Leesburg. They certainly
got nothing for their pains but fifteen empty
wagons bmbnging to CoL Kellog’s cavalry
Throughout the line of their raid they had
‘ occasional skirmishes with Colonel Kellogg’s
cavalry, who though forced to fen back, ex
changed nany shots with them with no
age to his command. - His heaviest skirmish
with themVas at Accotink. At one timethey
had possesdon of one of our guns at Dum
fries, but -stere forced to abandon it to ns
again in their retreat.
• \ latest.
We have jnit received reliable infonmiUon
that the rebeh were badly repulsed oa Satur
day at Dumfries. .... • -
' On their retreat they fell in with our troops
under General Geary, between and
Wolf Run, and were dnven by them south of
the road. They aimed to take the direct road
t °Theytook’the telegraph operator at Bark’s
Station and his mstrnment and bmned the
Orange and Ateandria Eailroadhndge at
Accotink—an inconsiderable structure.
Besides the flftem empty wagop of Col.
Kellogg’s commaudthat feu into their hands
they took eight or ten sutlers’ wagons.
A Prize PlgW—Sew York
against Boston.
BoStok, Dec. 26—A prise fight too V??o®
yesterday afternoon, in thei presence of about
100 “roughs,” between Billy _ Donnelly of
New Tork7and “Toimg Sliinor’ of Boston.
The “heroes” of the occasion were
the “liebt-' weight 1 ? , order. - After sixteen
rounds had heen&ught, Billy Donnelly, was
declared the victor.
■jiLZrtMMmma . ?
iHP ; AiH
30, 1862.
.[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribanc.]*
Kilwaukeb, Dec. 29,1862;
—Thomas Taylor, a citizen of this city,
ileft here tiro or three weeks ago for Chicago;
: incoapany with another'man, to purchase
caraliy horses, having with him about SI,OOO.
.Nothing was heard from Taylor until yester
day, his body .was found, hy some boys
inja small pond, ; about five miles west of Ke-
the-Kenosha and Bockford road.
His head.was- cut and bruised, showing that
' Ihe .hid' been most foully murdered. His
gone.- His comrade has not been
: -heard fk>m since. It is possible he commit-:
rled'tlie murder.
f figiires ot election shows
”16,411 less votes than in, 1860, The soldiers’
r 1 vote jstands 7,713 Republican to 2,653 Demo
cratlC;l,B33 Republican- and-338Democratic
j vol«were rejected forlnfbrmaßties.
TteEngUsh Press en Hr. Lin
coin’s Message.
- ' CiiE.BACE, Dec-27.—The steamship tna,
frost Liverpool 17th and Queenstown. 18th,
-passedhereSaturdaynight..,.. . ...
disabled. 'The Asia takes'her’
place onthe 20th.
Breadstuff's quiet and steady. Provisions
■ dull. Consols 92>£.
- The President’s message was eagerly can
vassed,: but ithadno effect. No faith is ex
hlhStedlh the emancipation scheme.
The London Times says it is sufficient that
Lincoln expresses Ms respect for the rights of
neutrals, and a readiness to establish, mutual
conventions to adjust complaints. Words of
offense are left to the Secretary of the Navy,
and-,experience has shown how little they
need be heeded when wc look toward the
. South. The Times says that the message of
Mri Lincoln is less a threat of extermination
than a bid for peace. In another article the
Tiroes says the emancipation scheme, of Mr.
Lincoln is a labored substitute for his edict of
September, and the dream ot a very weak man.
•The London JieraJd finds the Lincoln mes
sage made up of platitudes, absurdities and
inconsistencies. It adds: Mr. Lincolrv ought
to know that if the Confederates were not air
lowed belligerent rights the blockade of the
Southemports and the search of British ships
could not be tolerated.
- .The London J)aUy flincs says. Mr. Lincoln's
emancipation scheme does Ms humanity
credit, but it has no faith in it, and believes
that the emancipation of the slaves can only
be accomplished by war.
■ • The London Morning Post cannot imagine
how the Federal Government arrived at the
conclusion that Great Britain, after once re
cognizing the belligerent character of the
South, would reccdeTrom the position taken.
-The London Star says that Mr. Lincoln's
emancipation scheme'-may £ul to break in
pieces the comer-stone of slavery.
• The Tnscarora had overhauled the steamer
'thistle when leaving Madeira for Nassau,
The British war steamer Leopard tried to stop
the TMstle to see what the Tnscarora did, but
the TMstle would not stop. The Tnscarora’s
officers represented that they had not taken
the Thistle, but it was considered strange that
she ran away from a British vessel. The Tna
"caroro left Madeira on the 30th of November
to return in a few days.
- The London Glolk defends the British gov
ernment against blame in all the Alabama
affairs. It says the . Federal agent could not
‘get evidence sufficient against her, and the
■government could not possibly interfere.
The Times has an editorial to the same
effect. It is, reported that Slidell had another
inteiview with Napoleon and that Drouyn
de L’Huys and'Persigny favor the South.
England offers, with the consent of the
Mother powers, to cede' lonian'lslands to
Protection of California. Trea-
• sure*
Washington, Dec. 29.—0n the application
of Senator Latham of California, the Navy
Department has ordered the armed - steamer
Connecticut to leave Hampton Roads on the
first of January for Aspiawall, to bring to
New York all the treasure at that place from
the Pacific const. Mr. Latham hopes to ob
tain from the Navy Department a regular
arnled convoy for the California steamers
from Asplnwall. The subject is now under
consideration. The consignees of treasure
should immediately send authority to the
Navy Department, so that the commander of
the Connecticut can obtain the treasure at
■' W ashing ton, Dec. 29.—The official infor
rjnetion-fefigitcd by the steamers of this week
from Europe refutes IhC pcylbHity
of any disturbance of our relations with any
of the European powers.
flic War iai North Carolina.
Washixgtok, Dec. 29. —Gen. Foster, who
has been making a visit to Washington, start
ed off on his return yesterday, having accom
plished all h6 came for. He is a great favor
ite atpresent at the War Department. He is
m command of the Department of North Car
olina, his sphere of operations having been
organized into a department by itself- Gen.
Foster took wltb him commissions for several
Generals, and will deliver them to deserving
men, upon his arrival at Newbern.
flie Maryland Senatorship.
Baltimore, Dec. 29. —The governor of
Mankind has appointed Hon. Thos. H.
Hicks as Senator, to represent the State of
Maryland in the United States Senate until
the nest meeting of the legislature, in place
of Hon. Jas. A. rearcc, deceased.
[From the New Tork Times, December 27th.]
It is generally known to the public that
Commissioners, appointed by the general 1
government, have been at work for several I
weeks past, in this city and elsewhere, inves
tigating alleged frauds upofi the government
in connection with the raising and subsisting
of volunteers, organizing of regiments, and
other operations, from the commencement of
the rebellion to the present time. The Com
missioner appointed for this city, was Mr. H.
S. Olcott, who has now arrived at that point 1
in bis investigations when the general facts !
connected with the frauds, and tne manner in i
which they were perpetrated, may be made |
public'without interfering with the aims of
the government and the ends of justice.
Mr. Olcott entered upon his investigations
on the Ist of November last, and has already
discovered frauds to. the extent of $700,000
perpetrated in this city, and the prospect Is
that they will reach double that amount be
fore the investigation Is finished. In order to
give a clear idea of the mode, or rather the va
rious modes, in which the Government has
been swindled, as it is necessary to go back to
the beginning of the war. When the rebellion
broke out Congress was not in session, and
there was no appropriation by the general
ggvernment to defray the expenses of re
cruiting regiments of volunteers; con
sequently the expense connected with
raising regiments had to be paid either
by the Colonel and regimental officer, by
subscriptions of private individuals, or by
donations from the Union Defense.Commlt
tce. In the following August, however, dar
ing the extra session of Congress, $20,000,000
were appropriated to recruit and organize vol
unteers, and the Adjutant General of the
United States army was made the. custodian
of the fund. Mustering officers were estab
lished in the different cities, and at each office
an army officer was appointed to disburse the
moneys that were drawn? from the general
fond. The disbursing officer appointed for
this city was CoL Sackett, of the regular*
army, lie hired a building in White street,
opened his disbursing office, appointed his
clerks, and was immediately overwhelmed
with business. The first sum received from
the Adjutant General was $50,000, which was
all disbursed in three or four days.
As'soon as ithecanie known that a govem-
meat disbursing office bad been opened here, ]
the holders of cisums against Uncle Sam ffwurm- >
cd around its doors like the locusts of Egypt, 1
and continued to increase in numbers until
Cob Backett got a second instalment from
the Adjutant General, which was not until
three or lour weeks after.tbei first instalment.
The second draft for SIOO,OOO, which was soon
disbursed, and was the last received until the
following November, when another instal
•ment of about the same amount was sent on
from 'SFashington. The disbursements made
at this time wereprincipally for the subsist
enceand lodging of recruits after their en
listment, and pending the time of their going
into camp; and it may he stated here that the
regulations of the united States army had
always been that bills Ibr subsistence and
lodging should be certified to by the recruit
ing officer, signed by the contractor, and en
dorsed as approved by the Colonel command
ing the regiment. Owing, however, to the
rush of volunteers at that time, and the inex
perience !of! officers, these regulations were
hot always adhered to, and CoL Sackett found
it necessary to write to the Secretary of ‘ the
Treasury for.:instractions aatohowfarthe
certificates of-T.recruiting officers should be
received guarantees: or the correctness of
bills. No answer was received to this letter,
and CoL Sackett was left to his own judgment
to act ashe should think best. ,
The contractors were of two lands:, first,
general contractors, who took bids for the
subsistence and lodging of recruits, and who
gave sureties; and, second, special contract
ors, who wer. generally keepers of lager
beer saloons ana cheap boarding houses, and
who boarded and lodged recruits to the num
ber of half a dozen,-more or less, previous io
their goinginto. camp. These small contract
ors ;were anxious foh the payment of their .
hands of brokers, to .get them i discounted.
This class of men—whom we may call army,
brokers, -md who figure more extensively
than any other class £s- swindlers of tbegbv
■ eminent—commenced:business in. t-bi fi city in'.
December, 186 L They first did a legitimate,,
though a very shaving busShess, but they soar?
found n way of increasing the size of their
bills by alterations in the tipping, -and follow
ednp this fraud.by making fictitious bills
which were vouched for by downright forgery!
On the Blh of December, 1861, Col. Sackett
vacated hfe postas disbursing officer for thia r
city, and was succeeded by Lieut. CoL Nichs.
ols^also of the regular army.' Before' CoL
Sackett left he was in the habit of requiring
affidavits from the special contractors of the
correctness of their bills, and also, employed,
.as an additional guard against fraud, detect*
ires to ascertain whether the affidavits were'
true. Lieut CoL Nichols held the post of
disbursing officer until June, 1863, when be
was relieved by Capt. Lamed, who . in turn
gave way on the 26th of August last-to Lieut.-
CoL Reed; who now holds the position. Dur-'
ing the latter part of CoL Nichols’ term, mid
all through the term of Capt. Lamed,
the brokers were •in frill blast, and con
ducted their-business with a recklessness of
villainy that is perfectly , astounding-.* They,
employed runners to visit lager-beer shops
and boarding-houses, and any and every place
■where it'conldbe ascertained that a recruit
had ever eaten a meal or slept over night, and
• induce the keepers of these places, under va
rious arts and pretences, (often by actual
bribery,) tocerthy-and swear to bills against
the' Government. Not’satisfied with this,
they employed clerks to manufacture bills
out of whole cloth, and' forge signatures, to
them; -Mr. Olcotthas-lhhis possesion over
forty forged signatures -to-bills which have
been verified as forgeries hy the Colonels and
contmctore whose - names were used. In
$25, .and on the foUdwing. day have called atT
his place and got him'to sign what purported
to be'a receipt, but which-was in reality a
fictitious bill for $2,000. Their frauds have
been perpetrated mainly through the agency
of ignorant German people, who could no't
read our language, and -who-- were made to
swear to a bill of SI,OOO when they supposed
it was only S2O, or to -certify to the correct
ness of a laige claim when they supposed they
were signing a receipt for a small one. Some
of this class of people, however, who had no
claims against the Government, large or small,
have been induced to certify and swear to bills
through the agency of a bribe.
Recruiting officers are also discovered to
have played the same game. 'lnstances have'
come to light where recruiting officers have
induced lager-beer men to sign a biliforsLsoo
where the claim was only twenty-five dollars,
and the bills have been sworn to before a no
tary, who, either through negligence, or be
cause he was privy to thefraud, asked no ques
tions, and in some coses did not even admin
ister the oath. Cases have also turned np
where the Union Defense Committee had paid
the regular forty cents per ration for recruits,
and the contractor has been compelled, to pay
five cents of each ration to the Colonel of the
regiment, and ten per cent, of his g».oss re
ceipts to the Quartermaster.
Mr. Olcott commenced his labors by inves
tigating the frauds of the army brokers, and
after disposing of these he was presented by
the Secretary of War with a bill which had
been paid in Washington, and was sworn to
by the Colonel of a New York regiment.
•The bill was accompanied by the names of a
large number of sub-vouchers for the differ
ent items, all of winch, except two, the
Commissioner has discovered to be forgeries,.
A further investigation has brought to light
the fact that this same Colonel has swindled
the Union Defense Committee, swindled pri
vate citizens, swindled the General Govern
ment, and swindled every one of his subordi
nate officers and privates, and that the* sum
total of his swindling cannot fill short of
SIOO,OOO. The wholesale frauds developed in i
this case have Induced the government to i
direct Mr. Olcott to investigate the transac
tions of each and every'regiment raiscd'ia.
this city, where the circumstances connected
with its organization are open to suspicion.
The Commissioner is not now prepared to
give the names of the actors in these swind
ling operations, as many of them have notyet
been arrested, but the principal ones will be
made known in a few days. It is thought that
nearly a thousand persons will be shown to
have been implicated directly or indirectly in
the frauds. Many of the men who have been
trumpeted as martyrs to the system of u ille
gal aud arbitrary arrests,” are men. who were
sent to Fort LatUyettc for these very frauds,
and when their names come to be known,
they will doubtless turn out to have been the
most noisy detainers of the government, mid
the swiftest to accuse everybody but them-'
selves of robbing the publicly treasury. It is
to be hoped that the investigation will con
tinue until eve>y one of the scoundrels is ex
posed and punished. The government has al
ready saved thousands of dollars by the in
vestigation in this city: Within a week after
the Commissioner commenced - has labors,
bills amounting to overs3o,ooo (one hill alone
being $0,000) were withdrawn by the holders,
' and there is no knowing how many fraudulent
; claims would haVe been presented and paid
j -had not the government instituted the inves l
in addition to the cnqjinous frauds upon
Stn+pg or>Yf>muif'pfc whieh~ arc
brought to light -in the statemencrsuqr*-, _m
bave still another feature, of the general sys
tem of swindling to which, it is said, the State
and countrv have been subjected, almost ever
since the offer of bounties for the enlistment
of private soldiers was made. But, neverthe
less, the fact is notorious among officers and
privates that an immense amount of money
has been taken from the resources for boun
ties, and that the men credited for receiving
it arc reported li missing.”
It is also stated that there are men now in
the city, incitv:. n’s clothes, who have been
enlisted from two to six times under the sev
eral bounty acts under different names, aud
who have never been arrested. It is also stated
with equal confidence that while Bhode
Island was paying promptly very heavy bouu
-1 ties, it was not uncommon for men here to
| enlist, get their bounty, leave the principal
portion of it in the hands of the recruiting
officer, receive the accustomed pass, and then
j start for Rhode Island to enlist again.
Jmu sU)D£rtisentruts.
WANTED —A Scholarship in
T T Bryant and Stratton’s Commercial College.
Address Port Office Bos 2324. stating addressaadprice,
TXT’ANTED Employment as an
TT Engineer by a middle aged man, having four
teen years experience. No ohjectlonto the country.
Address “ W P H.” Tribnne office. de39-y63S3t
WANTED—A situation as Wet
t T Nurac hr a youne healthy woman, who has a
child two months old. “References given. Apply at
12C North LasaEe street. de3Q-ji5Q-2t
TX/” ANTED—A situation as Clerk
T T or Porter, by a voting educated Norwegian.
Anplvtoßev.-J. BREPBERG. 89 Indiana street, who
will testily to the yonn.g man's character. de3o-y6«9-St
TAT”ANTED —Drug Store. Any
Y t one wishing to sell a Retail Drug Store in a
good location.-will find j» purchrser by addressing
•• DRUGGIST ""Tribune office. de-»y(>7o-3t
WANTED —To Rent, three or
Y V fonr rooms, or a small Cottage in a respctable
community. Address **J WB.” Post Office Box 471,
stating location and price of rent. de?7-y5St-2tnct
WA N T E D—lmmediately.—A
small house In a good neighborhood, in the
North or West Divisions. Rent promptly paid, Ad
dross.stating rent and locality, P.0.80x 6044.
WANTED—Five Substitutes for
YY theNlne Months Wisconsin Drafted Militia. A
liberal price paid. For particulars apply to BREW
STER'S Hat Store, under Sherman Bouse, immediately.
TV' ANTED—To make arrange-
T T ihents for hoard and famished rooms for a gen
tleman and wife, from Ist February. Location, South
Side, between Twelfth and Old streets. References
gWen. Address Box €25. dc23-ys»6-3tnet
ANTED—By a married man of
1 f good business qualifications. n situation In
some actlre rCSD.cctable business, where Uc can make
an honest Urine. ’Good references given. Address
Post Office BOX 4591. deSO-rC&St
T\7ANTED.—An Attorney- and
T* Counsellor atlaw.dcslresasituationas Clerk
in some law. real estate. brokers, or. other office in
which a knowledge of the law would be useful. He
has had experience as managing clerk of a law office
in New York three years.- Adless “ L W B." Box 4611.
Chicago Post Office. deSfryfig-tw
TXT ANTED —Board by a man and
t T wife, with room furnished. In a private frmfly
where there arc few or no boarders, not over half a
mile from Clark street bridge. Reference exchanged,
price nust he moderate. Address •JOHNSON. Post
Office Box 32SA, stating terms. &(L, with real name and
place. ■■ • •de3o-y6»3t
\\J ANTED. -Book-Keeper. A
ft Toung man.- who thoroughly understands
Book-Keeping and general counting bouse business,
•wishes for an engagement. "Would have mo objection
to make himself generally useful in a store. Audi ess
ar CBQwE.Post Office. Chicago. de3fr-y6G3-?t
“\JI7ANTED —An Tmfaraished par
fi lor and bedroom is desired, with board, by a
gentleman, bis wife and one child, on the South Side,
In a good location, south of Monroe street, but would
prefer near Twelfth street. Good references given and
.required. Address **G.BUEL, M Chicago, HL
- de3o-y665-St - -
WANTED— A Bookkeeper.—
Apr one competent to fill a responsible posi
tion. and can deposit a few Hundred dollars with his
employers, to guarantee a feithful performance of his
duties, can hear of a good place by addressing Bos
IS4B. P. O. dec3Q-y6S3-2t-net
TA7ANTED—A thorough, reliable
I T Canvasser for -
Apply at once to J. H. JOHNSOS. FostOßMßox
enclosing a stamp. del-xfiSl-Sm-net
TX7 ANTED—Store for Bent—One-
T.V of a store In. Randolph street, betweea.
Clark and Dearborn, suitable for Ptano3. Sewtos Ma
chines. Jewelry, or any first class To tbe
right kind of a man it wlU.be letata low figure. Pos
-sclsion given Januarylst. Address.
-Post Office Box 4690. •_ dec3o-ygu-it
TXT ANTE B—To exchange at
Tt Chicago cash prices, for dty. town cotm-
LfiOO boxes Sodas and Salaraiua. boxesrß»*ro
Soap; 500 boxes Peart and Corn Stanffi. bora
Spices snappers: 500 hies
■ boxes andbrls. of Chewing and Smokmg ToDaccoa,
Lfioodo“ Brooms and Pailflj2,ooo
Mackerel, White Fish and Trput,2po.a»
; yj..
■DTraj sUsߣrtts«rasrits.
\\r Business’ Mat: and
t j
perience la. England and. Canada, a confidential
andreapcasflrtepoaltloWtfi a* bouse of
sox SSS.
- deCSO-y6M-8t • / • " •
T XT A TED—Land' for £^ooo
T T Jewelry, fsoO Corn'Planters. *33 Wagon: also,
oot’-fotirtb cash and land forssjMo SHit Goods
cksli antTCTrfe-half land for SIO,OOO Summer Cloth’ric;
opc-huif cash' and one-half landjbr §IO.OOO of tty
Goods: CKc half cash and one-balflands for SIO,OOO as
-s°fsSn^S ^, Call at wholesale* paces.) AddreiS •
ItAMB. Chicago. deSO-y6!3-St
\\ AN’EED—An experienced busi
▼ T ness man'harineoccasion t»tr»vel'ln thJ*»S r ato
for the next threeTaodths. wishes to additional
business for his rente collecting or soUclttnwDrdsr* for
& first class boose, TSifeiaa rare onnortmitt?<bf'an
party to secure the services fof a competent roan at a
moderate compensation. For particulars and refer
ences address -D^' T care Box IS6. - dec3o-y€s&-lw
-U man and Ills "wife wish board with onelarg& or
nr o smaller rooms, on .Wabash or Michigan avenues,
or thereabouts, between Kandolph and ■ Congress.
streets, where few boarders’are taken. Address Box
6251, or call at 12 Randolph sfrAat to-day. ■ decSOygS-lfe
LOST —About a. week since, a'
lady's lone Kid-Gauntlet, lined with i«mb skin.
The finder win be suitably rewarded upon leaving tt
at J. A. SMITH & CD’S. 118 Lake street. de2>vWMt
LOST'.— A Lady’s Fur Collar
(Minkywas lost on Christmas Ere. at the Ootts
cbalk Concert. The finder win he liberally rewarded,
upon leaving the same at the Tribune office.
• deatvyen-n . • - - .
<SP A- \J leather Port Monlc. on ‘Wabash or Mlchigatt
avenne between-Lake and Twelfth -street, containing
- about tts, and nd unendorsed' check for $lO3. • Apply
■ to-F- G. : iMtecSO-ySYSt
FDB Boilers and
Engine. One Boiler, 22 feet long. 42 Inches diame
ter.'withtwo 14 Inchsince; prices3oo. One Boiler, 20
feet 10ng.40 Inches diameter, with one 14 inch fine:
price s2*o. One Boiler. 12 feet long.-U inches diameter,
with forty-two a Inch tubes, steam dome apd saffetv
valve: price >350. Oris Engine. id inches diameter.. 20
indies stroke, complete and In good running order;
price SSOO. Inquire at 60 South Wells street.
deflO-yfiSKH '
F)R SALE—A Serving Machine,
new, and in perfect order, of Chandler & Fuller's
patent; price S2O. Inquire at 60 South Wells street.
deSO-y&t-St ; •
L'OR SALE—Very cheap, a ; noat
J- little Saloon, and also a License for a Saloon for
sale cheap. Apply at 132 North Clark street.
deSQ-yen-St - '
Two desirable Booms (one quite large) on
second door of Lake House to rent low, and Furniture
(all new) for sale ; price S2OO, Address HALSEY. Port
Office Bos 959. .. ; de3ft-yd63-U
BOARDING —A gentleman and
his wife can be accommodated with board and
a pleasant suit of front rooms in a private faraQv.
where there will be no other boarders. Location.
Union Park. immediately on line of Horse Railroad,
House first class, with modern Improvements. Ad
dress ” H K.” Tribune office. decSS-ygK-tw
OUND—A Black Cow, just
calved, all black, and about eight years old. on
the 27th Inst., wldch the owner can have by proving
property and paving charges, by calling at ifo Chteigu
avenue. de3o-y3t7-3t
"C'OUND.—Came to the premises,
JL on the 23d Inst- a redand white Cow. The owner
cun have the same by proving property and paving
charges. ApplvtoP. A. SMITH, at C. Barton's office,
comer of Twelfth and Lumber streets. Chicago.
deSO-ySW-St -
'TWEEN UP—A Gray Mare, about
JL four years old. T’ic owner can have the same by
cnllinc ct 562 State street, proving property nndp.iying
cUrse*. JACOB KIBLErt.
Chicago. Pec. 27th. 18f»2. de3o-y€3Y-2t
J-Ti_ of superior education, of veir respectable fami
ly and solenoid prospects, good looking end of loving
dlspcrlnon. wishes to form tu«acqualntanccof a vooug
Indy or widow with nview to marriage. All letters
addressed in sinccrdy answered. “F. ELL. STEVEN'S.”
Dixon. Illinois. decso-y6'*:M*
107 Lake Street.
Tlic largest assortment of Pianos In
tlic Northwest,
From the celebrated manufactories of
IPiTtnce’s Melodeons.
, Alarge assortment of
C3T* Orders from a distance promptly attended to.
dCii-ySfO-Ttaet W. W, KIMBALL. 107 LnkC-st.
10S & 119 Cass street.
The "Winter Term commences on MONDAY. Jannarv
sth, ISO. W. 31. REYNOLDS. D. and Prof. F. G.
BEKTEAr. Principals. dc3)-yGI4-4t
; T r A~IVFiWv r Vt J jT T’jTR
JL KEYS.—The Immensely large
Bronze Turkeys,
And the immensely large
Are for.salc at Summit Station, on St. Louie and Chi
cago Railroad, eleven miles from Chicago. and win be
delivered at anr depot or express office in Chicago,
propcrlv boxed for any part or the United State?. Call
at the premises or dircetto the careofHon. John Went
worth. Chicago, to the subscriber.
dc3o-v€S6-ltd*w CHAS. L. REED.
Proposals will be received by the
City Cowell of the City of Bloomington, ID.,
Until the 15th day of January. ISB3,
For boring to the depth of eight hundred feet, more
or less, tu ascertain whether there Is a workable
‘ln the vicinity of the city. Address
decS9-yC3S-td Of the city of Bloomington. 111. •
And.dealer In
Agricultural Implements and. Seeds,
204 Lako street, Chicago, HL
AH consignment? promptly attended to and prompt
returns made. Will also attend to the purchasing of
goods of any kind for parties in the country.
AT ONE Y TO LOAN.—Parties de-
JYJL siring to obtain monev for a term of years. In
sums of SI,OOO and upwards, on first-class real estate
securitrm Chicago or Its vicinity, can be supplied at
all time? by applying to JOHN MATTOCKS. -Ir.. Tele
graph Banding. de24-ylsj-st-act
(Formerly J. H. Eeed & Co.)
de3o-yGSO-lt 144 LAKE STREET.
MECHANICS* saving bank
Ko, 8 Clark Street, 6 doors above South. Water.
This Institution will receive for Saving, sums of one
dollar, and np-R-ard,from Mechanics, Laborers. Married
Women, and others, upon which Interest will be paid
when left for a stated lime. , „ , ,
Office open on Saturday and Tuesday nights, from 6
to 9 o'clock. Sight Drafts Issued upon an the cities of
Europe and Eastern States.. Highest prices paid, for
Foreign Drafts and Co g^ Ag> T BO G6S. President.
L. E. ALgXANDSB. Cashier. dc3Q-y<359-lt
XtXcaGO.—There will be a nice ling of the Mann
tnrers’Afflociation held
-On Tuesday Evening IText, SOtkinst,
At Board of Trade Booms, at 7 1-2 o'clock,
For the Flection of Officers.
It !s expected the mannCicturers of EVEBT
BRANCH -will show their interest in this organization,
tv thdr attendance, and electing none bat good men
toflllflie offices.
J, CHEAP FOR CASH.—These lands areiocaled In
different counties in lowa, and some at from fLSOto
{3 CO per acre and are now offered, some at from
tbirtv-tofifty cents per acre. cash. No deduction made
on tliese prices. Hues perfect abstract. &c„ to show.
Agents seed not apply. Address with-mn name, sta
ting where an Interview maybe had. BoxSjttl. Chicago,
j\ receipt of thirty cents we win tend you by maß
eighteen by twenty-two inches In size, together with
Instructions that will furnish you a pleasant and remu
nerative employment during the winter, and open up a
way to future business, me business is one which will
be of service to you prolessionaUy. by making you
known and putting you In the way of
Obtaining Muoli Valuable Information,
We wish to deal principally with Teachers. Address
KELLOGG. SMITH A CO,Post Office, Box mi. Otd
cago. mmols. de22-y386-lm-2dp
-Boston Belting Company’s
and hose.
Without Ee-kmdling
For sale by
4T State Street,Hgn of tie Golden Tea-Kettle
■STrri)' ”
194 - - LAEE-ST. —194
nozm.iY s.ile
• I
At Fifty Per Cent lesa^l
THE! 7 AtlE THE rasreMM s |
194 - E«tke Street. -194
gISGER’S ; . .
Family Se-wiag 1 Machine;
"With an thenew Imr-rbvemcnts,'
Istoebesfaßddbejroestandmosrbcantiniiofaligeww I
tag Machines. Thlsruacl’lnc wd sew anything—front'
the-running_ora tuck mTarletnn to The makinz of * n ' :
Overcoat. It can _ .
fell, Hem.Blnd, Braja. Oat Her*
'fuck, Quilt,
-And has capacity" for a great variety or ornamental
work. It Is so stmpleln structure that a child cj« leam ’
1 to uselt,andhaVtag*no liability togeto3t of onto* ifc
- Is ever ready to dolts work.
- To the poor workwoman who has to sowfor her daily
bread, the Family Scwins Machine will pnftre a trea-.
Eire. Ko Yestmakaot'Dressmakercan doWithoutlt,
- Chicago Office, 50 Clark fctreek. . , .. i
Local Agents wanted In Ulinoiaandlowa. deSO-y651-lni
Holiday goods;-
- i t & E. A GILLEIT.
1o” Lake street.
wsiime desks,
Ladies’ Shopping and Traveling Bags,
Photographic Albums,
Fancy Boxes, Games, S6c.
The above mentioned goods the Messrs. GDlett offer
for sale at verr low prices, being determined to dis
pose of them by the trade for which they were Intend.-*-
Cd. dffiS-y6SL3t
OFFICE op e. w. morse,-
36 Clark street, Chicago.
Wanted at Hew York rates.
"Wanted at a Premium.
The highest market price paid for
Purchased at the following prices:
160 acre Warrants.
120 u u
New Year’s Presents.
'wnM^SS 7 ' ms;y
Vases and Fancy Goods.
92 & 94 LAKE STEEET,
Have received for the
A choice collection of > -
Gold, Silver, Gilt, Ebony, Pearl,
Leather, Glass, &c.,
Consisting of
Xadlcs Writlng Desks, Ladles Com*
panions, Oder Cases and Stands, Card
Casesand Stands, Pocket Books, Wal
lets and Purses, Flower Boxes, Glove
Boxes, Handkerchief Boxes, Needle
Cases, Tablets, Fair Boxes, Cabos,
Jewel Cases, Stands and Caskets,
Roger’s Scissors In Cases, Dressing
Cases, Cigar Cases and Stands, Asia
Receivers, Watch Boxes and Stands,
Hair Brashes, Parian Vases, Ewers
and Colognes.
Hudson Bay Company’s
107 Randolph street. Cbicaeo*minols; Branch of
520 Broadway. York.
Every varictr of Ladles. Gents* and Children's Para
in Rasa an Sable. Royal Ermine. Mink. Fitch. Stone
Marten. Sibemian Squirrel, Otter, Bearer, Nutria, Fur--
Seal, and an
Buffalo Skins, Sleigh and Carriage Bobes. Buck:
Gloves and Mittens,
107 Eondolph street sign of thePolarßear.
jy Raw Furs bought for cash. ocls-v3563m-net
By order of Committee.
which they will sell at wholesale at LOWER RATES
than any other house In the Northwest.
His Six Boiler Holes of Full Site.
And a Busting udßrefllng CbFjaitr,
Li which BoXsrksscaa be done on a turn Bpit.ni
trn »I T.T trwwrm THU TiSX; Slid bO dnn**
over umcoAia* without any fumes or- smoke escape
Ing into the room. Sold by
Emhut, SinWUty, PtrftctlM ef Jlmlsh,
Upult;, CWTuiac*, «ad BuMt
A. B. & G. H. M ILL tt tt,
seo2-7W-:a-iW* SO*, 255 BVato afcrofe.
-r OF
OS"er for piieat
A flue assortmeat or
-S7SaSBO eaclu
. 6ff» 60 “
. Ida 60 “
a jr d
Have a large assortment of
i . . 47 STATE STREET,
With Wo ovens tor
Surpasws aB other Stores fit

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