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CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8,1803.
THE NEWS.
Congress was happily and epoedOy or
ganized yesterday, and oar rolaminous
dispatches from the capital, hy the state
ment of such result, will cany satisfaction
to every loyal man who will accept this
earnest of a harmonious and efficient ses
sion at a lime, than in which, prompt yet
careful and patriotic legislation was never
needed more. The Senate is ready for the
Message. The House only requires the
election of its minor 6fficers,already provi
ded for an early hour to-day. The choice
of Mr. Colfax,. as Speaker, is made under
circumstances peculiarly flattering and
justly to that sterling and excellent Repub
lican, whose nomination hy his chief com
petitor, Hon. E. B. Washbume of this
State, kicked nothing to secure to it every
gratifying feature. Mr. Collhx will make
an admirable officer, and the country is to
he congratulated.
The course taken hy Emerson Etheridge
is one the country will not soon forgot If
there be anything more pitiable than the
baffled meanness and malice of his recent
course there is no record of it His own
party friends, in whose servicche attempted
a very dirty, thong, cut the traces and left
him to him to his fate.
We shall have the President's Message in
time for our next issued
Host appropriately the first business
brought before the Senate is the very one
the country most needs. The cal! is for
men to fin up our armies. The Conscrip
tion waits to be put in operation, and its
success can only be secured by the repeal
of the S3OO clause. The call is for men,
and not for money. As thus amended, the
draft will bring men, and lay the burden
of service fairly upon all classes, and all
shades of politics. One thing more is
wanted, to remove all distinctions and dis
criminations against complexion, and let
black and white enter the service on pre
cisdy the same terms. What is wanted are
stout arms to handle muskets, and muscles
to utilize bayonets. Let every loyal and
true aim be employed, and without in
vidious distinctions in color.'
The rebel discomfiture in the Southwest
is complete. East Tennessee is free. Long
street is in full retreat, with Foster and
Sherman both hard after him, Knoxville
is relieved. The dond has lifted. Loyal
men in East Tennessee are safe again, and
secure in The hordes of the
insurgents are flying in terror back. Well
may the President call on the people de-
Toufly to rejoice. Well will it be for the
people to generally and appropriately re
-cognlse, in a public manner, the hand of
Providence in this matter, as an earnest
that wc shall be brought safe out of our
national troubles, to stand redeemed, a
purer and better country. Tins completes
roundly the year’s campaign in the South
west, arid fastens securely the closer bar
riers the successes of our arms have set up
about the rebellious temtoiy.
The war in Virginia is not a cheerful
topic, and . Gen. Meade's budding laurels
have died down in a killing frost The
present aspect is, that our army is fall
ing back to ihclr entrenchments, and the
rebels returning in their tracks, having re
crossed the Eapidan. Wanted, a leader,
for the brave, earnest, and disappointed
Army of the Potomac. Wanted, a man.
Where is he?
Gen. Grant, since the war broke out, has
captured 472 cannon and 90,000 prisoners.
Think of that, yc shades of old command
ers whose triumphal processions used to
crowd Homan streets. What were your
paltry shows to such a list of trophies ?
FROM ST. PAUL.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Br. Paul, Nov. 7,18C3.
Two or three Indians were seen in Eondlgo
hi county last week, one of whom was kill
ed by a scout. This shows the vigilance with
which the frontier is guarded, os that section
of the country is only peopled by soldiers and
scouts. It is thought the Indiana seen were
on the way to Fort Eldgley to surrender
them selves to keep from starving.
Applications for the few commissions the
6iato has authority'to grant being bo numer
ous, Gov. Swift has issued an order stating
that officers will only be promoted according
to seniority, and promotions from the ranks
will only be mode for distinguished services,
or upon recommendation of an wnmininj
board.
The Minneopolis JTand Cedar Tolley Boad
advertise for a large quantity of tics. The
work will be pushed rapidly In the spring.
FROM CHARLESTON.
Philadelphia, Bee. 7.—The brig Joe
Wclk, jr., from Port Boyal Bee, Ist, and
Charleston Bar 3d, arrived tiil« morning.
Her captain reports when he passed off
Charleston there was no firing, but a dense
smoke was visible over the city and he sup
-poecd 2t to be burning.
Xbc War in the Southwest.
Sr, Louis, Bee. 7,—The JiepubUean's Vicks
burg correspondent of the 28th nit, says
rebel General Polk is ordered to the command
of Southern Mississippi with headquarters at
Brandon, fifteen miles cast of Jackson.
A divirion of rebel Infantry is at Canton and
several regiments at Meridian. Gen. Mc-
Pherson has issued a conscription order sim
ilar to that recently issued by General Hurl,
but
FROM THE SOUTH.
Foeteebs Monboe, Dec. 6. The Richmond
JSxatuintTy of the 4th. has a dispatch from
Bragg, dated Dalton,' Georgia, Bee. 2d, to
Gen. Cooper, saying: The enemy has fallen
bad: across the Obickamauga, destroying
everything cn route, including the railroad
track and bridges. Their loss was heavy In
the attack on our rear guard.
The Enquirer, of the sth, has the following
dispatch:
Chaeixstok, Bee. 4.—A slow fire was kept
up to-day in Sumter and Sullivan and James
Islands. The enemy has not resumed firing
■on the city, but is mounting more guns In
Wagner, bearing on the city, and have also
unmasked a new* battery.
Washington, Bee. o.—The following dis
patches are contained in late Southern
papers:
Atlanta. Ga., Kov. 28.—A train arrived at
Briton this evening, bringing wounded
■troops. Our forces are still tolling back
blowjv, followed by the enemy. There was
firing all day yesterday.
Chableston. Kov. 30.—The Yankees to
day fired twenty-two mortar shells at Sumter.
One man killed.
FROM MEXICO.
Kew Yoke, Bee. 7.— Mexican news via Ha
vana, is to the 21st The French occupied
Qucrcorero without resistance.
Urago has been appointed, by Juarez, Com
mander-in-Chief; vice Colonel Montfort, who
refuses to be controlled by the Juarez Gov
ernment. Boblado also refuses to obey the
Juarez Go vermnent.
The French were marching on San Luis
PotosL where a final concentration was to
take place.
Accounts through French sources looklike
a gradual breaking up of the Mexican plans
of resistance.
FBOM KEW ORLEANS.
New Yore, Dec. 7.—New Orleans letters
state that the force Interfering with the navi
gation of the Mississippi river below the
mouth of Red river, Is estimated at 4,000, un
der Gen. Dick Taylor, and a sort of flying
corps, appearing from time to time at differ
ent points on the river, preying on its com
merce.
The merchants of New Orleans and the
trade generally, arc seriously alarmed at the
audacity, frequency and success of these at
tacks, and have applied to the military au
thorities to have all the river boats aimed
and manned bya few artillerists.
Major Gen. Wasbburae, with his command.
Is moving in the direction of Matagorda, with
every prospect of capturing that place. Oar
forces will then have a footing .on the main
land, with a fine harbor to anchor our Teasels
. In, and a good base of operations.
volume xvn.
FROM EAST TENNESSEE-GLO
RIOUS NEWS FROM
KNOXVILLE.
LONGSTBEET IN FELL BE.
TBEAT, AND FOSTER
AND SBEBMM IN
FULL CHASE.
LATEST FROM OUR ADVANCE
IN GEORGIA—THE CAM
PAIGN SUMMED UP.
The President Calls for Devout
Public Thanksgiving.
From Washington—The Organi
zation of Congress—House
and Senate Proceedings.
COLFAX ELECTED SPEAKER—
THE ADMINISTRATION PAR
TI IN LARGE MAJORITY.
Senate Matters—Move to
Repeal the S3OO Com
mutation Clause.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
FORESHADOWED.
He Will Sustain and De
fend the Emancipa
tion Proclamation.
FROM CAIRO AND BELOW
...GREAT CAVALRY
FIGHT—REPULSE
OF THE REBELS.
Matters at Memphis Vicks
burg and New Orleans.
Latest From Charleston—ls the
City Burning?
FROM THE PRESIDENT.
omcm.
- F-YTrMTTVT: JIaSPIOK, I
Waseotjctok, Dec. 7,1853. f
Reliable information having been received, that
the insurgent force is retreating from East Ton*
nessce, under circumstances rendering it probable
that the Union forces cannot hereafter be dislodged
from that Important position: and esteeming this
to be of bicb nation*! eonM*lUM>e«, T recommend
that an loyal people do, on receipt of this informa
tion, assemble at their places of worship, and ren
der special homage to Almighty God, for this great
advancement of the national cause.
..[Signed] - A. Likcols.
THE WAR IN TENNESSEE.
Waehinctok, Dee. 7.—The following has
been -received at the headquarters of the
army;
Tazewell, Term., Dec. 7.—To Maj. Gen.
Halleck:—Longs tract is in full retreat up
the valley.
Tour orders about following with cavalry
shall be carried out
My division of cavalry attacked the ene
my’s cavalry In one of the posses of Clinch
Mountains, yesterday afternoon, and arc
pursuing them vigorously.
A conricr from Knoxville arrived hero
last night. The coast is clear. Sherman
arrived here yesterday.
(Signed) J. G. Fosrzn, Ha). Gen.
Chattanooga, Bee. 7. —Sherman's cavalry
arrived at Knoxville on the evening of the
3d. Longs treat raised the siege on the
night of the 4th, retreating towards Bristol,
via Morristown, on, the railroad to Bich
mond, and south from Bristol.
Longstreet retreated on the north and
south hank of the Bolston river. Foster’s
cavalry is following him on the sonth and
Sherman on the north.
Gen. Grant has captured since the war
broke out, 473 cannon and 90,000 prisoners.
(From Our Own Correspondent)
Ringgold, Bee. S, 1853.
There has been no material change in the
'military situation since the date of my last
communication. The destruction of the
railroad, north to Grayvillc, is complete. Ties
arc removed, rails token up and bent, and
bridges burnt so effectually, that, for a long
time, the Georgia State Railroad must he un
avaUablelfor purposes of transportation.
Deserters came in yesterday, who report
that the enemy have been reinforced by a
column 0f25,000 men from Joe Johnston, and
that Bragg has moved hack with his force to
■Tunnel Hill, where he proposes to fight ns
if opportuniy be offered. Tunnel TTiit is
seven miles below us, in the direction of
Dalton. Two miles south of Bingold is a
range of hills which the advance guard of the
rebel army occupy. Two reconnoissances
have already been made in that direction, and
in each Instance they were encountered in po
sition there. Baird's command went out on
the road yesterday and destroyed the bridges
and rendered the railroad practically useless
this side the rebel position.
There is a general movement among
Indiana troops in General Cruft's
command to re-cnlist os veteran
volunteers. The 9th Indiana have offered to
re-enlist in a body, provided they can have
thirty days furlough. There is Jittlc doubt
that this offer will be accepted. The 9th is
one of the best fighting regiments in' the scr
vice, and in the battles of Lookout Mountain
and Missionary. Bidge won favorable
mention for their gallant conduct In
the latter engagement, the 9tb Indi
ana had the advance, and were so
anxious to hare the post of honor, that they
refused to accept the offer of relief when it
was tendered them. Two agents of the State
of Indiana arrived last night to urge the re
enlistment of their troops. They will bo
eminently successful. Ought not Illinois to
be thus represented in this department?
The results of this campaign ore glorious
enough to atone for our past disasters. I
have it from competent judges that our grins
in prisoners alone will reach 10,000. Of the
number killed and wounded, I am hardly able
to Judge, but they will probably equal half as
many—a dead loss to the confederacy of
15,000. We have captured an aggregate of
eighty guns, besides commissary stores, am
munition and ordnance in great quantities.
We bold Lookout-Mission Bidge, the old
battle volley of the Chickamaugo, and the
Ridge near which we ore now encamped.
These are the results attained and they are
enough to rejoice the loyal heart of the na
tion.
Gens. Grant, Thomas, Hooker and Sherman
are all here, and in consultation. I have not
learned what coarse wc'shall adopt In the
future, bhi it Is evident that for all practical
results the campaign is ended. I presume
the policy will he to fall backupon Missionary
Eidge and fortify.
The railroad between Bridgeport and Chat
tanooga will be quickly finished, supplies
will move forward, and then a further ad
vance. This will take but Utile time, and I
look to see the campaign, so ansplcionsly be
gun, to be vigorously prosecuted during the
present winter. A.H/'Tlodmait.
Cikoismati, Deo. 7.—There Is nothing
later from Knoxville. Sherman's forces are
firctty well up by this time, and informa
ion of Longetrcet’s retreat is hourly ex
pected.
The Commercials Chattanooga dispatch of
the Gth says:
On Friday last a rebel cavalry force at
tacked our forage wagons near Harrison
Mills, from Chattanooga, capturing twelve or
fifteen.
Advices from Kinston state that Sher
man's expedition had Longstrcet penned in,
with a poor chance of escape.
Boats now run to Kinston.
General W. D. "Whipple succeeds Major
General Reynolds as Grant's Chief of Staff
Reynolds takes command of the troops at
New Orleans.
FROM CAIRO AND BELOW.
[Special Dispatch to the, Chicago Tribune.}
Cairo, Dec. 7, 18C3.
Corporal Wm. "Wilkins, of the Engineer
Corps, late from the front, ftimisbes us the
following particulars of the late fight near
LaGrangc. He reports that Chalmers entered
Banlsbury on Wednesday last, having under
him from 8,000 to 4,000 men. They tore up
the railroad track for about a mile, on the
Memphis & Charleston Rood, burned a quan
tity of cotton, two or three cars, and fired
upon a train coming west from Corinth, hav
ing on hoard thirty-five rebel prisoners. The
latter called ont to the Confederates to come
on, thinking they would escape by their aid,
but the train passed on its course and hacked
ont just clear of their rouge, and avoided in
jury.
On Thursday, the rebels under Chalmers
and Forrest, made three desperate charges on
Wolf Elver bridge, defended by Cob Hatch’s
cavalry division. The rebels were finally re
pulsed. .The Gth Illinois cavalry suffered
severely. One company is reported as having
but ten men remaining fit for duty. They
lost most of their horses. CoL Hatch was in
< the thickest of the fight, and was shot
through the right lung. One rebel Colonel is
said to have been killed. The rebels after
wards burned a small place further west and
then retreated to Brownsville, with Colonel
Mlsner and his brigade of them.
The 2d Tennessee colored infantry regiment
is reported to have acted admirably in the
fight. The rebels while on the retreat burn
ed a water tank and depot at Lafayette.
The Gth Illinois cavalry had crossed the
bridge at Moscow and were unable to return,
which accounts for their severe loss in cap
tured, killed and wounded. No estimate of
our entire loss in killed and wounded has
reached us as yet.
The rebels lost severely. They threatened
to rctnm and‘ finish the work they had begun,
bnt it is more than probable that they , have
had enough of the business before this time.
I mentioned in my former dispatch that
preparations had for some time been making
at Columbus for a reception visit from the
rebels. If rumors received by the steamer
Crawford this afternoon may bo bo credited,
sneb preparations have not been made in vain.
A resident of the vicinity is said to Lave re
ported at Columbus that on army of 5,000
rebels is marching again upon Maysvillo with !
the intention of finishing the work in Ken
tucky, which they hardly begun on their first
visit.
Passengers on the steamer 8. C. Baker, from
Paducah, arriving to-night, hod heard noth
ing of the movement The hospital boat
Woodford brought to the Hound City hospi
tal ICO sick and wounded soldiers to-day.
They were from Grant’s army at Chattanooga
via Paducah. Among them were some New
Tork soldiers, and many from Indiana, Tin.
hols and lowa. >-
Gen. Giles A. Smith is here.
lam indebted to Copt Conner and clerk
George Hurt, or the steamer Liberty, for dis
patches and papers from Memphis, of Satur
day evening, December sth. There was con
siderable excitement at Memphis on account
of the reported approach of rebels to that
place, and orders from Gen. Veatch on con
scription.
Mr. Q. K. Underwood, of the Helena
Shield, hasbeen solicited by some of the most
prominent citizens of Arkansas to become an
applicant for the Military Governorship of
that State, and I learn he has determined to
accede to their request There is also a pros
pect of his receiving the appointment—flat
tering in the extreme.
On Friday the Provost Marshal bad in cus
tody several ladles, some of respectability,
suspected of being engaged in smuggling
goods across the lines to the rebels. They
were snbjectcd to search by a lady engaged
for the purpose. Some startling develop
ments were made. One bod one bolt of the
finest linen adjusted to her, .answering the
purpose of a bustle, the corset was filled
with gold coin, quilted in, to the amount of
$1,200. Another had her form well rounded
ont with padding made of the best dress
silks, worth five dollars and upwards per
yard. Her hose were found to conceal a
quantity of gentlemen’s cravats, which were
swathed carefully about her delicate limbs.
The third lady’s ample hoops were found to
cover a number of yards of broadcloth. Her
bust was filled out by numerous articles, con.
slsting mainly of jewelry, silk thread,
needles and medicines. These fair smug
glers were detained in the Irving Block for
trial.
The Kew Orleans and Cairo packet Sul
tana, Ludwlck, Master, and W. H. Cropper,
Clerk, arrived late last night from Kew Or
leans, on the Ist. She brings intelligence
of the firing upon the steamer J. C, Swon,
just below the mouth of Bed Biver, upon
that boat's last trip down. Happily no one
was hurt, although about 100 shots struck
the boat, several of which penetrated the pi
lot house.
The Cotton Report of the 80th, says that
the unfitvorable accounts from Kew Tork ap
pear to have had little or no influence on the
market. There was little offered in addition
to lots previously on sale, and in every ease
holders declined to make any concession
from previous rates.
The ease of libel against Wm. Baker, the
Kew York Tribune correspondent, had cul
minated in the discharge of the defendant
from custody.
[Spedrißispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Memphis, Bee. 6,1863.
Trains have not run on the Memphis and
Charleston Railroad, since Tuesday last A
bridge was burned by guerillas, on last Wed
nesday morning beyond Saulsbuiy, which
was speedily repaired. Subsequently the
culvert gave way, which prevented’ the Cor
inth train from reaching hero as it should
have done on Wednesday afternoon. ■
In. the late rebel raid, the extent of
damage done to the railroad Is not known.
Trains ran only to Collierville now.
This city is considerably excited to-day by
the following order in relation to the con
scription :
Bistbict of Memphis, I
Memphis, Tern, Bee. 4,1863. j
Special Ohdehs—All volunteer companies of
Enrolled Militia will assemble in Memphis on
Monday, the 7th day ofßcccmber, 1863, at 10 o'clock,
a. at the following places:
The companies of Captains Ryder, Boray, and
Edperton, at Engine House No. A
The companies of Captains Bo Young, Sullivan,
and Hltafleld, at the Exchange Building.
All other companies at the Mayor's office. Full
companies will bo inspected and mastered In. and
fractional companies will be consolidated. Every
member of a company, upon being mustered In,
will receive a certificate protecting him from im
pressment after Monday, the 7th day of December,
1863. All persons fit for military duty, and not
exempt from impressment, will bo arrested by
guards. By order of
Brig. Gen. Jakes C. Veatcxl
F. W. Fox, Adj. Gen.
Later—The telegraph is again in working
order to Corinth, and trains will commence
running regularly to-morrow.
Cairo, Dec. 7.—The steamer Liberty No. 2,
from Memphis, arrived this moraine with 257
bales of cotton for Evansville, and Memphis
papers to the evening of the sth Inst They
are barren of news from points below. The
steamers Jewess and St Cloud, from Mem
phis, passed en route for Cincinnati, the for
mer with 80G and the latter with 289 bales of
cotton. Memphis papers of the sth Inst no
tice an advance of two to three cents on all
grades of cotton of the stock on hand, which
is small, and rapidly growing smaller under
the operation of the recent order prohibiting
any coming in. Sales were 91 bales at prices
from 25 to 75c,
The steamer Sultana has arrived from New
Orleans. Among her cargo ore 41 lihds. su
gar, and SO brla. oranges. Her dates are to
the Ist inst. She reports that the steamer J.
C. Swon was fired into with musketry by
guerillas on her way down to New Orleans,
at the month of Bed river. Seven shots en
tered the pilot bouse. No person was in
jured.
From Cincinnati.
CzKoncKATi, Dec. 7.—?1,000 contribution
to the Sanitary Fair was received from a firm
in New York on Saturday.
The last rail of the Indianapolis and Cin
cinnati company's independent track, be
tween Cincinnati andLawrenceburg, was laid
on Saturday.
FROM WASHINGTON.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, Doc. 7,1863.
THE ORGANIZATION OP THE HOUSE.
The happy and speedy organization of the
House to-day, is dae to the timidity of Emer
son Etheridge rather than to any lack of dis
honest efforts. He went just far enough to
demonstrate his capacity for high handed
outrages, bnt got frightened and stopped
short before going far enough to realize any
benefit from it. The Administration men all
supposed if he went to the length of exclud
ing from his list of names, Maryland and
other delegations, he would Insist on main
taining this list as the roll of the House until
the’organization had been effected. •
It was however, to begin by
trying to amend the roll by adding tbo names
he had left ofl; and to the manifest disgust of
the Democrat His knees at once became
weak, and ho succumbed, and that practically
ended the matter.
AU that remained was to move successfully
to read the certificates of each delegation he
had left off, and to order their names put on
the roll. He had omitted names of all mem
bers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
Kansas and Oregon, all from Missouri,* save
two copperheads, and had put on the names
of three bogus members from Louisiana.
The Administration men first colled for the
reading of certificates of members from
Maiyland. On reading, they proved to bo
from the Governor, to be duly certified by
seal and signature, to recite the law of Mary
land under which they were elected, and to
specify with particular care that they were
elected in accordance with the law.
Nothing could of coarse be plainer than
this, and a motion was instantly made re
quiring to put the names on, bnt in calling
the yeas and nays ho could only bo required
to coll from the roll he had already made,
and it was feared that the remaining Admin
istration men on it would not be sufficient to
have a majority. To the dismay, however, of
the conspirators, qnito a number of Demo
crats, disgusted with the barefaced fraud,
voted for the resolution requiring Etheridge
to pat the names on, while others refused to
vote against It; so it was carried by twenty
odd majority, and the five Maryland men,
four of them Administration men, were put
on the roll.
. After that all 'was easy, and the other ex
cluded members, their certificates having
been read and found equally good, were suc
cessively voted on, Ethridge, from the mo
ment of the first vote, having become exceed
ingly obsequious and being manifestly cowed.
On proceeding to the election of Speaker,
a farther demonstration of Democratic de
ciplinewas disclosed. It appeared that no
caucus nomination on their side has been
made for Speaker, .Pendleton having with
drawn and the caucus having refused to nom
inate Cox Their vote was scattered on Cox,
Dawson, Mallory, - Stehbins, King, Frank
Blair, and Stiles. The Administration men,
from the Northern States, voted sqnaro
through forColfax, Bratus Clay, Laden An
derson, Clay Smith, and H. Randall, of Ken
tucky; "Winter Davis, Webster and Cress
well, of Maryland; Blow, Boyd, McCorg and
Loon of Missouri; Smithers, of Delaware;
and all the West Virginia members, forming
the Border States column who voted for Col
fax
He had nine votes more than a majority
over all competitors and had a majority of 59
over little Mr. Samuel Cox Ho could have
had three votes more hut for the cxclosi6n of
Virginia members, and would have had three
lees against b!m had the bogus Louisiana
members been picked out before, Instead of
after the election.
This would have brought his majority over
Cox up to sixty-five, that is about tho practi
cal working Administration majority which
to-day's proceedings demonstrate that we
have in the bouse. '
The announcement of Colfax’s election wa 3
receive# "With prolonged applause from the
galleries In which members on the floor
heartily joined. Colfax'fl.speechrecelvcs uni
versal praise. The prevalent remark about
it, is, he said just enough, said it in the best
possible way, and stopped when he got done.
Brooks of New York manifested a disposi
tion to lead off on the Democratic side in the
debate, but got handsomely snubbed. Ho
tried to fllbustcr, and his party refused to fil
buster with him. Frank Blair had the honor
of being put in nomination and voted for as
speaker by the bogus Louisiana members.
The galleries were densely packed during the
proceedings, and the floor was covered by
crowds of distinguished strangers, among
-whom were Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
Horace Grccly, Gen. Heintzlemen, members
of Senate and a host of members of the last
House. The bogus Governor of
Louisiana, who signed bogus mem
bers 1 certificates with bis private seal,
was postmaster in Now Orleans, under
the rebel Government, when Bntlcr entered
that city. One of the bogus members was In
side the rebel lines at the time of the pretend
ed election, and was sent through by them
that he might come and take his scat.
Thad. Stevens stated in the debate that
they hod applied already to the Sergeant-at-
Arms for.their pay and mileage.
The President’s message will probably be
sent In to-morrow, provided the Administra
tion caucus now in session gets the nomina
tions for the minor offices made, so that the
organization can be promptly completed. It
discusses mainly the questions of slavery, re
construction, military and naval movements,
and the progress of the war. He holds that
by virtue of his Proclamation Slavery is
Dead in all bat tbe excepted States. He re
counts onr victories, and dwells upon the
present hopeful aspect of tbe war.
Secretary Chase's report is not yet ready.
It will be printed to-morrow, but is not like
ly to go into Congress before Thursday or
Friday, with the other reports required by
law to accompany the Message. It is doubt
ful whether Mr. Chase will call for authority
to Issue anymore “ green-backs.” Tho prob
ability is that he will not.
*** a congratulatory order.
’ The President has issned a General Order
congratulating the country on our victories
in Tennessee, assured now by Longatreet’s
retreat os the complete destruction of the
rebel plans. On the heels of this comes tho
news that tho army of the Potomac is falling
hack toward their entrenchments. Tho Pres
ident is understood to be considerably de
pressed over it
"KS COMMITTEES.
-~At the Republican Senatorial caucus, Fos
ter, Sherman, Fessenden, Harlan, and Harris,
'were appointed a committee to revise com
mittees, and it is probable that the principa
charge will be in ejecting McDougal from
the'Pinance Committee, and putting Conness,
the ncw.Scnator from California, in his place.
In the House, it is pretty certain that
Thad. Stevens will remain Chairman of the
Committee on Ways [and Means and leader,
and It is probable that Schenck will he Chair
man and Garfield leading member of Mili
tary Affairs.
Sprague, Conness, and other now Senators,
were sworn in.
No business was done amounting to any
thing.
A motion is to he made soon to inqulr e
what right the apostate Carlisle has to his
scat as Senator of Virginia while a resident
of West Virginia.
THE GOVERNMENT SECURITIES.
The amount of 5-20s sold to date is four'
hundred million three hundred and sixteen
thousand and six hundred. a
The general Military Coutr Marshal for the
trial of Cob Mcßeynolds and others, is to
meet here soon. The detail is Gen. R. B.
Mitchell, U. 8. A. : Col F. H. Collier, 139 th
Fa.; Major Thomas W. Grosvonor, 13th DL
Cavalry; Capt. J. R. Howard, additional,
A. D. C.; Capt. Clinton, A. D. C, Judge
Advocate.
The writ of habeas corpus is suspended by
the President’s Proclamation even incase
of a minor enlisted without Ms parents
consent. There is no remedy at law
ond minors between 18 and 21 years are not
dlschorgable at all under our laws. Those un
der 18 are not discharged if their oath ofbh
listment sets forth that they are 18, and even
when the age is correctly stated, a discharge
is obtainable only from the Secretary of War,
NATIONAL UNIONLXAGDB.
Delegates are coming in to attend the Con
vention of the National Union League. Geo
CHICAGO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1863.
H. Harlow, Secretary for the Union League
Association for Illinois, is here as a delegate
for the State at large,-as the substitute for J.
Mcdill the regular delegate, who Is unable to
attend.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, Dec. 7—12 midnight.
The assertion repeatedly made in these dis
patches for the last ten days, that McPherson
had the inside track for the clerkship, re
ceived its verification to-night The contest
is narrowed down to three candidates, Mc-
Pherson, of Pennsylvania, Buffington, of
Massachusetts, and Green Adams of Ken
tucky,
McPherson led from the start on the ballot
ing, and Green Adams gradually ran down
tOlatlosthe disappeared, and on the sixth
ballot the vote stood: . McPherson 57, Buff
ington 44. McPherson is accordingly made
the unanimous nominee.
The following were the final votes for
other nominees for Door-Keeper:. Goodnow,
55; Taylor, 44; Goodnow, the old Door-
Keeper, was consequently renominated.. For
Scrgcant-at-Arms: Ordway, of New Hamp
shire, 57; Clayton, 4L For Post-Master:
King, of Minnesota, late incumbent, 60;
Brooks, of Californio, 80.
These nominations were all made unani
mous, and will be elected the first thing to
morrow.
Washington, Dec. 7.—This forenoon the
U. S. Supreme Court met, all the Justices
hclngpresent, viz;—Taney, Wayne,- Catron,
Nelson, Grier, Clifford, Swayne, Miller, Da
vis and Fields.
The only business transacted was tbe an
nouncement by Chief Justice Taney, that the
Court had elected D. W. Middleton, Esq., of
this city, to bo Clerk of the Court, vice Car
roll, deceased.
Washington, Dec. 7.—Though there has
been much ferment and apprehension with
regard to certificates of members of the
Hoose and the action of tho Clerk thereupon,
I see no reason to doubt that the House will
be organized in good season to-day, by tho
choice of Mr. Colfax as Speaker. 1 doubt
that any States will be excluded by the Clerk.
But, at all events, there will be votes enough
for Collax to elect him. Probably no other
officer of the House will be chosen till Tues
day.
The Opposition Democrats hold an adjourn
ed mcctmgthis morning, but could not agree
upon a caucus for the nomination of officers
of the House.
The Secretary of the Treasuir’a report will
probably not bo ready before Wednesday.
New York, December 7. —Tho Washington
special to the New* York Times says: lf Tho
President’s Message will make about five col
umns of that paper, the War Office report
about five and a half columns; the Treasury
report about four and a half columns,and Navy
report six or seven columns. Tho reports
proper of other Secretaries Will bo brief. All
will accompany the Message.
The first session of the Legislature of tho
new State of Virginia, comprising the eastern
counties of the Old Dominion, will convene
in Alexandria on Monday, at twelve o’clock
noon.
The Commissioner of Indian Adairs to-day
received a letter from 6. E. Usher, special
agent appointed by the President to confer
with thoDlackfcct Indians in the vicinity of
Fort Benton, dated Salt Lake City, Novem
ber 10th. Air. Usher says from information
obtained from miners, direct from Stillwater
mines, he learns that the Indians ore nil
quiet and peaceful, and no difficulty
is anticipated with them during
the winter unless jit be with the Moun
tain Crowe, who claim all the territory on
both sides of the Yellow Stone, from
dear to its source in the mountains, /md ore
determined that the whites shall nq'/occupy
nor explore it An expedition is iy/w being
fitted out to explcffo this regibi, which
abounds in precious is
expected with the Crows.” ft
The Now York i2Vi6u7j« , «
special says: “Fraud* to the amount of over
a million dollars have been discovered in fur
nishing supplies to (the army of the Poto
mac. On Sunday, plght Captain William
Stoddard. Quartermaster of Alcxmdria/was
arrested oy order of the Secretary of War,
and lodged in the Old-Capitol Prison. On
Saturday night Captain Ferguson, of the
regular army. Chief Quartermaster of Alex
andria, was also arrested and sent to the Old
CapitoL These hands have all been unearth
ed since Gen. Meigs went to Tennessee. The
frauds in which these and a number of other
officers, some very high in rank, who have
yet to be arrested, are implicated, consist
principally in largo purchases of mixed groin
—that is, oats and corn, so compounded that
the Government is cheated out of twenty
cents on every bushel.
Enormous frauds In purchases of lumber
and horses for the Army of the Potomac
have also been discovered. Colonel Thomas,
Acting Quartermaster General, deserves
credit for unmasking these knaves.
THE WAR IN VIRGINIA.
New Tons. Dec. 7.—The New York
Tribute'* Wosxiington special says:
“ Officers and men from the Army of the
Potomac concur In the opinion that an attack
could and should have been made npon the
rebels at Mile Run. If one had been made at
first, the loss would not have been so great
npon our side as afterwards; but success was
certain at any time. It is rumored that
charges will be preferred against one, at least,
of the corps commanders.
The New York Tribune'* special also says;
Tour army correspondent furnishes the
following information:
Saturday afternoon the rebels made a feint
of crossing at several fords of the Bapidan.
Our forces kept on the alert, and everything
was in readiness to retreat if an assault had
been made by superior forces. During the
night the enemy crossed over two or three
regiments at each ford, and took possession
of the north bank of. the Bapidan and onr
signal station, so they can now overlook all
our movements while we remain posted os
at present.
Eight of Moseby’s guerillas were captured
by our cavalry scouts, within three miles of
Vienna.
Gen. Meagher, who was with the army as a
visitor to Ms old brigade, was captured, in
citizen's clothes, near 3llne Bun. daring the
recent engagement, and is now in the hands
of the enemy.
The Herald's special from the headquarters
ofthcAnnyof the Potomac, December Cth,
says: All is quiet with the army, and a pros
pect of the quiet being long continued.
Trains are running regularly to and from
Alexandria, and the army Is getting well sup-
Jlicd with provisions and commissary stores,
t is ascertained that . Lee occupies his old
position south of the Bapidan, and is prepar
ing for winter quarters.
The limes' Washington special says:
Rumors from the front 'to-night any* Lee's
whole army is on this side of the Bapidan, It
is also believed thatjifl kafebecn reinforced
by aportion of LongsircEs’fc corps.
“The impression prevails that notwith
standing semi-official denials, our army will
winter on the line of the Orange and Alexan
dria Railroad, some distance this side of the
Rappahannock.”
Washington, Dec. 7.— Culpepper is held
by our cavalry, the enemy's tine of pickets
extending quite near the town. It is ascer
tained that the enemy has two regiments of
infantry at Fredericksburg. Hampton’s cav
alry is between that point and Orange Court
House, guarding the lower fords of tho Rap
xdan and those of the Rappahannock. The
railroad track from Aqnla Greek to Falmouth
is in perfect order, with the exception of the
bridge at Potomac Creek and a single rail
near Falmouth Station.
Headquarters, Army op the Potomac.
Dee. 4—p. m.—A light division of rebel
troops crossed the Rapldan this afternoon at
some point above Raccoon Ford, probably on
a reconnolssance. Since this information
came, there has been considerable cannon
ading heard in that direction. It is supposed
the advance of the rebels has been checked
by onr light batteries attached to the cavalry,
in pursuance of Gen. Meade’s orders.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
SENATE,
Wasiukqton*, Dec. 7.
The Vico President called the Senate to or
der at noon to-day.
The credentials of Messrs. Willey and Tan
Winkle, Senators elected from West Va.,
were presented by Mr. Collamcr.
The credentials of Mr, Conness of CaL,
were presented by Mr. Nesmith, and the cre
dentials of Mr. Henderson of Mo., by Mr.
Foote.
Messrs. Conness and Henderson wore qual
ified and took the oath of loyalty preseried
by last Congress.
Mr. DAVIS of Ky., raised a question as to
the right of the gentlemen from West Vo. to
take scats. He held there was consti
tutionally and legally no such State
as West Virginia. There could there
fore be no Senators from such
a State. His object was simply to put on
record his objections. He believed the old
State to be intact—that this whole thing is a
flagrant violation of the Constitution.
After the debate, Mr. Davis, as a test
question, moved that the oath of office be ad
ministered to the gentlemen from Western
Virginia, which was carried by yeas 86;
nays 5.
The nays being Buckal, Davis, Hendricks,
McDongall and PowelL
Mr. SHERMAN submitted a resolution that
the Committee on the Judiciary Inquiries,
report whether the Hon. Robert Wilson is
still Senator from Missouri.
■ Mr. B. Orutz Brown having recently been
elected Senator by the Legislature of Mis
souri, but not appearing here yet, Mr. Wil
son, who was appointed by Government at
the lost session io fill a vacancy, was still in
his seat to-day. The resolution was not vo
ted on.
On motion-ofME. Foote, of Vermont, a
■ resolution was adopted appointing a commit
tee of three to wait, In connection with a
committee on the part of tbe House, upon
SECOND DISPATCH.
the President of the United States, and in
form him of the readiness of Congress to re
ceive his annual message. Messrs. ’ Foote,
Trnmbnll and Nesmith were appointed.
Mr. FOOT offered a resolution for the
classification of Senators from West Virginia
hy the usual means, drawing by lot, which
was adopted. Mr. Van Winkle to fill the
long term, expiring in 1869, and Mr. Wiley
the short term, expiring in 1865.
Mr. LANE of Indiana gave notice of the
introduction of bills to repeal the S3OO com
mntation’featnre ofthcEnrollment Act,and to
increase the pay of non-commissioned officers
and privates in the army fifty per cent.
The daily hour of meeting U fixed at 2
o'clock.
HOUSE.
Washington, Dec. 7,1556.
In the Honse,at noon, Mr. Ethcridge,Clerk,
called the Home to order and said ho would
proceed to call the roll of members, and of
such members only whoso credentials show
that they were regularly elected, in accord
ance with the laws of their States and the
United States.
The Clerk then read the roll of members
from all the States, cxccptingMaryland, West
Virginia, Oregon, Missouri and Kansas.
Sir. STEVENS of Pa., desired that the
credentials of those whose names were not on
the roll be read.
Tbo Clerk said he had placed on the roU the
names of oU those whoso credentials boro
evidence in accordance with the law passed
by this House in March last
Mr. WASHBURNE of lIL, asked whether
there were any contestants of scats.
The Clerk replied there were three or four
from Mo., one from Va., one from Ky., as he
recollected.
Mr. STEVENS repeated his request.
Mr. STILES of Penn,, asked for the read
ing of the act of March 20th. The act was
read as follows; ,
AN ACT for regulating the duties of the Clerk of
the House of Representatives in preparing lor
the organization of the House.
Be if enacted , That before the first meeting
of tbe next Congress, and of every subsequent
Congress, that the Clerk of the next preceding
House of Representatives shall make a roll of the
Representatives elect, and place thereon the
names of all persons, and of such persons onlv,
whose credentials show that they were regularly
elected In accordance with the laws of their States
respectively, or the laws of tbo United States.
At tho request of Mr. STEVENS, tho Clerk
read the form of tho credentials of tho Ma
ryland members which ho had ruled out for
informality.
Mr. DAwES of Mass., offered a resolution
. that the names of the Maryland delegation he
placed on tho roll of tho House, and moved
the previous question, which was seconded.
Mr. J. C. ALLEN of HI, moved to lay the
resolution on the table.
The question taken on Mr. Allen’s motion
to lay Mr. Dawes’ resolutions on the table was
decided in the negative. Teas 74; Naycs 94.
Which canacd applause from the galleries
and on tho floor of the House.
Mr. DAWES demanded a vote on his reso
lution, which was adopted, followed hy ap
plause.
So the names of tho Maiyland delegation
were placed on the rolls.
•'♦• Mr. DAVIS of Maryland offered a rcsola
<%h directing the names of the Missouri
members to bo placed on the rolls.
On motion of Mr. GARFIELD of Ohio tbe
credentials of tho Representative from Or
egon were read, and that gentleman’s name
was entered on tho rolls.
On motion of Mr. PIKE of Maine a similar
course woe adopted in regard to the member
from Kansas.
On motion of Mr, STEVENS the same
course was adopted with regard to the names
of members from West Virginia.
Mr. STEVENS then asked that the creden
tials of the Louisiana members, Messrs. Beal,
Caltman and Baker, bo read.
The credentials state that the elcction'was
in accordance with the constitution and laws
of Louisiana, and that said election was held
on the 2d day of November last.
The credentials of the Louisiana members
are signed by J. L. Riddle, Goveanor of
Louisiana.
Mr. STEVENS of Penn., moved the ritimcs
of the Louisiana members be' strickenjfrom
the rolls.
Mr. BROOKS of N. Y., said the House could
elect a Speaker without tho names of these
gents from Louisiana being stricken off the
rolls.
- Mr. STEVENS protested against their ad
mission, but in order to facilitate the organi
zation of tho House, he would withdraw his
motion for the present, and again offer it
when the Louisiana members were sworn in.
The credentials of members from Virginia,
were read at the instance of Mr. Lovojoy,
and a resolution was offered that their names
bo entered on the rolls.
Mr. J. C. ALLEN, of Illinois, raised the
point that the credentials were certified to
merely by tbe.Connty Clerks. He moved to
lay the resolution on the table. The Clerk
said the credentials, as he understood them,
were in accordance with the laws of Virginia.
A brief conversation ensued os to tho legality
of tho credentials, .when the question was
token and tho resolution agreed to, so that
the names of the members from Virginia
were placed on the rolL
Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, moved tho
House proceed to the election of a Speaker,
viva voce, which was agreed to.
Mr. WASHBURNE nominated Mr. Colfax
Mr, PENDLETON, of Ohio, nominated Mr.
Cox
Mr. ANCONA, of Penn., nominated Mr.
Dawson.
Mr. GRIDER, of Kentucky, nominated Mr.
Mallory.
Mr. STEELE, of New York, nominated
Mr. Stcbblns. .
Messrs King and Blair, of Missouri, were
also placed in nomination.
■ Messrs. Pendleton, Dawes, Wadsworth and
Pomeroy were appointed tellers to conduct
the election. The House then proceeded to
vote, with the following result:
Whole number of votes ISI
Necessary to choice 82
Colfax. 1011 Stcbblns.* 3
Cox 42) King. 4
Dawson 121 Blair. 2
Mallory 10 | Stiles 1
Tho Clerk declared Speaker Colfax, of In
diana, duly and legally elected.
The announcement was greeted with vocif
erous applause.
Messrs. Dawson and Cox were appointed a
committee to conduct the Speaker to tho
chair. The Speaker, on taking the chair, de
livered a brief, eloquent and patriotic address,
which was received with general applause.
The members of the House were then
sworn. The names of the members from
Louisiana being called, Mr. Stevens objected
to their being sworn. Considerable discus
sion ensued, when Mr. Stevens offered a reso
lution, that their credentials be referred to
the Committee on Elections.
Mr. ALLEN, of Illinois, moved to lay the
motion on the table. Lost—lol to 7-L
The resolution of Mr. Stevens was then
adopted—loo to 7L
The Clerk then proceeded to administer the
oath to the delegates from the various terri
tories. The House then adjourned.
Markets by Telegraph.
Cincinnati Market,
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
CnrcnWATr. Dec. 7,1355.
Whisky— I Themarkots opened weak, and Saturday's
prices were but feebly sustained, bat It closed rather
firmer under the bows from New York. Tbe sales
were: SOObrla at BV3SSXC, the latter rate for wagon.
Bogs—The market was firmer, and prices 10c to 15c
higher for lots averaging 300 ns and upward, bat the
demand was not active, tboegh the receipts were
light, averages from 150 to 175 ns at S6A6 to $6.73; 133
to 100 f&55&7.00; and2(o ns and upwards $7.15 to $7-50.
The sales were: 230 averaging 160 ns at $6.65; 65 aver
aging 180ns at $6,90; 100 averaging 210 ns at $7.20; 400
averaging2oo ns at $720;260 averaging 205 at $725.
Pbovieionb—There Is a continued Inquiry for Mess
Pork, both old and now, but tbe uniform firmness of
holders, at rales above tho views of buyers’ limits;
the transactions thereat asked are, $15.00, $1620 and
SIB2O for each season’s packing, bat buyers do not
offer within2sc of these rates; country packed Is
held at 50c below these rates. The sries were: SOO
brlßncwci(ymess,atslS2s : 500 do. old city, on pri
vate terms. Lard firm. Sales of 90 tres now quality
atlljfc: and 100 do prime city at ISJfc. Green Meats
firm atßK®9e for hams, with sales of 2,500 pcs; shoul
ders are held at and sides at 7j,c; extra large
sides made from 250 n bogs, sold at Bc. Nothing
transpired In bulk meats.
New York Stock and Money Market.
Nkw Tons. Dec. 7,1563.
Stocks—Firmer but quiet.
C. ft B. I. 103 Reading. JI9K
P., Ft. W. ft C rax M.ftC 12IX
A. ft T. II 5C * M.-S 73V
C.&N.W «X HLC-Bcrip..... 113
Tol.ft Wabash 53 G.ftFltU lOIX
C.&Tol .U3X Erie............ .locg
O.ft C .. 107 N.T. C .131
Erie prfd 102 X Quicksilver Co (3
Harlem, bls MX Mo. to. 66
'STOCKS,
U, 8.6 1 * 1 year cert... 93 I
Mokby—Steady and fairly ac'lve at 7 per cent.
Sterling exchange dnU and lower at [email protected]
Gold Irregular, unsettled and lower, opening at 153,
advancing to 152 X. declining to 150 X, and closing Arm
atISOX- _J
New York Weekly Bank Statement**
Dec. 7.
Decrease In loons
Decrease In specie
Increase In circulation,
Decrease In deposits....
BsHolo Markets—Dec. 7.
From—Moderate.
Gbanr—Wheat quiet, no sales. Com quiet at g1.35.
Oats 75&35. Barley nominal at $1.2591.30. Bye
t1.15.
WmsKT—■Finn at 80c.
Ijipoets—9,ooo brls flonr, 35,000 bn wheat, 25,000 bn
oats. -
Philadelphia Market—Dee. 7.
Bur apstttts—Generally dull.
Flops— Dull at $5.75i36A) for superfine.
Gbart—Wheat quiet. Sales: 6.000 bu red at |1.60f5-
1 06; white *2.09. Com firm; old yellow, 51.31; now
SI.CS. Oats In demand at 83c.
Pbotisioss— Dull, Mesa pork firm at SISJ». Lard
firm at J4 . _ . „
Psteolkoi—Excited. Some holders ask for Crude
Finn at SIQSSc.
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SJALT —For Sale in lots to suit.
k5 POO brls. Coarse and Fine Onondaga Salt in good
condltlonlat $2.10 per brl., delivered on cars. Parties
In (he country sending orders will remit with order,
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-£L OR’S OFFICE.
Louisville, Ky., Dcc.4th.lSS3.
PROPOSALS will ho received at thU ottleo until
December 20th, 1863, Tor famishing Ice to »U tb« Uni
ted States General Hospital, of the Wast (those of tbo
Division of the Mississippi, and of the Department of
the Gulf upoa the Mississippi and Its tributaries) in
such quantities as maybe required for the use of the
sick and wounded during thejearlSSJ.
In all cases the Ice to be well packed and stored In
properly constructed ice-houses previous to the 13th
April, ISC), at snch points nearest the Hospitals aamay
be designated from this office.
The Ice cither to be delivered by actual weight of
Issues to tb. Hospitals by tbe contractors,or oy In
spection and measurement by tbe Issuing officer, (on
or before the Ist of May, 13C4,) who will then receipt
for the actual contents of lea-houses.
D. L. MAGRUDER,
deß-e£M3t Surgeon U. S. A., Medical Purveyor.
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Mr. O. C. Brlggs,tbe well-known sheep breeder and
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Thorough-bred Sheep and Lambs,
Of the long-woolcd varieties, viz: the Leicester,
Cotswold and Cheviot. The above will be sold at
reasonable price. In lots to suit purchasers, and can
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week, or until sold. 'Wool growers and others Inter
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payment of one-quarter, the salt can remain on stor
age for 30 days. WM. A. BUTTERS * CO„
defrslS-Ultlstp Anctioneors.
18641864
PRICES REDUCED
Fifty to Seventy .Five Cents lower than Publisher's
rates. Wo will receive subscriptions until January
Ist, I£C4, at the following rates, for
ATLANTIC, 32.50 per yesr.
HARPER, 2.50 per year.
GODEY’S, 2.25 per year.
Mailed to the country at the same rates on receipt
of price.
XeXALLY & CO.,
dcß-s4 t-lt 81 Dearborn Street.
NEW BOOKS.
T.ES MTSERABLES. B7 Victor Hugo, pries $1.53
PECULIAR. By Epos Sargemt- . 1.03
broken columns i.sj
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ALL MARION HARLAND’S WORKS 1.50
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HUSKS. By Marlon llarloa 1.50
RENAN'S LIFE OF JESUS 1.50
WARRINGTON. By the author of Netherlands. 1.50
LOUIES LAST TERM 1.23
ALICE OP MONMOUTH 1.00
SHOULDER STRAPS. ByH.Morford 1.50
Seat Rce by mall on receipt of above price. Address
BAMFOBD & BALDWIN,
13 Lakc-st., Chicago, Illinois.
All the above books for sale or loaned to read at oar
BRANCH CHEAP BOOK STORE,
121 and 123 MONROE STREET.
Between the Post Offlco and Clark street,
BAMFOP.D & BALDWIN, 13 Lake street andlilaad
123 Monroe street. deS-sls*lt
COPARTNERS HIP NOTICE.
Tbe copartnership heretofore exUtlce,under tho
Ann name or WHEELER, WALLACE & CO., expires
ibis darby limitation.
ILL.Pomeroy havlngwlthdriwn, the undersigned
.will continue bnslncßsattbeold stand withonrehnnso
of ptyle. GEO. A. WHEELER.
Chicago, Nov. 80,1E63. IRA P. WALLACE.
IVUEELER, WALLACE & COi*
Commission Merchants,
248 Lake and 269 South Water-stL,
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Prompt attention given to tho PURCHASE AND
SALE of Floor, Grain, Pork, Bacon, Lard, Grass Seed,
and every description of Produce. Orders solicited.
Liberal Advances mode on Consignments,
d e8 •r995-2£--ruATn-net’
POSITIVELY
FOR TWENTY DATS.
GREAT REDUCTION
IN PRICES OF
BOOTS & SHOES.
I. P. FARNUM,
Wholesale Dealer.
57 LAKE STREET. 57
dcS-rgg-St-TTATU-net
NEW GOODS.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
Wc would invite 11)0 attention of all wishing line
goods for Holiday Gilts to onr large stock just opened.
BLISS d: SHARP, r
1H Lake street. Druggists and Apothecaries,
de3-a20.1t
VESSEL for sale at auc-
T TION.
BABE COLORADO,
Ashore near Racine, and her taekel and apparel com
plete, now stored in Raymond's Warehouse at Racine.
Also, two new barncs?, twelve box pumps, lot of coal
scoops, and lot of new slobe lamps, will be sold to the
highest bidder on THURSDAY; DECEMBER 10TH,
ail2o , clccksl..nt the Chicago Board of Trade Coomj,
cn account of the Underwriters.
W. C. DAVISON,
dc£-819-3t E.g. BRUCE.
WHOLESALE.
lam now receiving from New York, by express, la
addition to my former stock, the
. 8 568,609
455,480
53,003
1.449,351
BEST ASSORTRE^T
OF ALL GRADES OF
CLO T IX I XG,
TO BE FOUND IN THIS CITY, WHICH lAM
NOW OFFERING FOE CASH ON
The Very Lowest Margin.
TO THE WESTERN TRADE.
Booms Ho. S2 Lake street, comer of Wabash avenue,
and 59 Lake street.
A SAHEL PKEBGE.
no2C-t359-lm-rTCAW-aet
Oriental powder co.
V_/ « Offer for sale a superior quaUty of
From BMC size to Course Dnoltaf. Sportmca m
offered the celebrated Diamond Grate Powder.
G. NBWHALL, Js- Agent,
la Hirer street.
LEATHER BELTING
MANUFACTURED, and warranted to glvasatlafrc
tloD.atißSLakeitreet, (np-etalre.)
W. H, WEITHAE3H.
NUMBER 150.
TSTeto aubertisments.
U. S. 5-20’S.
The Secretary of the Treasury has col yet
given notice of any intention to withdraw this popu
lar loan from Sale at Par, and cntil ten days notice la
given, the undersigned, as ** General Sabscrlp*
Uon Agent,” will continue to supply tho public.
The whole amount of the Loan aphorized is Five
Hundred Millions of Dollars. Nearly Four Han**
- dred Millions have been already subscribed
for and paid late the Treasury, mostly within
the last seven months. The large demand from
abroad, and the rapidly Increasing borne demand ft
c»o as the basis of circulation by National Banking
Associations now organising In all parts of the coun
try. will, in a very short period, absorb the balance
Sales have lately ranged from ten to fifteen millions
weekly, frequently exceeding three millions daily
and as It Is well known that the Secretary of iho Trea
sury has ample and unfailing resources in tho Duties
on Imports and Internal Serenas, and In the Issue of
the Interest-bearing Legal Tender Treasury Notes, it
Isalmcsta certainty that ho will not find it neces
sary, for a long time to come, to seek a market for
any ether long or permanent loans, THE INTEREST
AND PRINCIPAL OF WHICH ABB DATABLE Df
GOLD.
Prudence and self-interest must force the minds of
those contemplating the formation of National Bank
ing Associations, as well as the minds of all who havs
Idle money on their bands, to the prompt conclusion
that they should lose no time in subscribing to this
most popular Loan. It;wlll soon bo beyond their
reach, and advance to a handsome premium, as was
tho result with the M Seven Thirty" Loan, whan It was
all sold and could no longer be subscribed for at par.
It Is a Six per Cent Loan, the Interest and
Principal payable ia Coin, thus yielding over
Nino per Cent, per annum at tho present rate of
premium on coin.
The Government requires all duties on imports to
be paid in Coin: these duties have for a long time
past amounted to over a Quarter of a Million of DoV
' lan dally, a sum nearly three times greater than that
required in the payment of tho Interest on all tho
5-20’s and other permanent Loans. So that It Is hoped
that the surplus Coin In the Treasury, at no distant
day, will enable tho United States to resume specie
payment upon all liabilities.'
The loon la called 5-20 from tho fiict that whilst the
Bonds may run for SO years yet tho Government has
aright to pay .them off In Qoldlat par, at any time
after 5 years.
The interest Is paid half yearly, viz: on the
first days of November and May.
Subscriber* can have Coupon Bonds, which are pay
able to bearer, and are SSO, SIOO. S3OO. and $1000; or
Begistersd Beads of same denominations, and in ad
dition SS,CCO and SIO,OOO. For Banking purposes, and
fer Investments of Trust-monies, the Registered Bonds
are preferable.
The 5-20*3 cannot bo taxed by States, cities, towns
or counties, and tho Government taxon tbcmlsonly
oce-and-a-half per cent, on the amount of income,
when the Income of the holder exceeds Six Hundred
dollars per annum; oil other investments, such as in
come from Mortgages, Itallroad Stock and Bonds, etc.,
must pay from three to Arc per cent, tax on the In
come.
Banks and* Bankers throughout tho country will
continue to dispose of the Bonds; and all orders by
mall, or otherwise, promptly attended to.
The Inconvenience of a few days* delay In the de
livery of tho Bonds la unavoidable, the demand being
so great; but as Interest commences from tho clay of
subscription, no lost is occasioned, and every effort Is
being made to diminish the delay.
PRESTON, WILLARD A KEAN,
Bankers and Subscription Agent.,
Comer of Clark and South "Water streets, Chicago
deS-sTMt t
U. S. 5-20’S
On hand and Ordered for Sub
scribers at ail times.
FAVORABLE ARRANGEMENTS MADE
WITH BANKERS ART? OTHERS ORDER
ING BONDS.
J. YOUNG SCAMMON,
Subscription Agent.
noSC-rKS-lOtnet
CHICAGO GARDEN CITY
GIFT BOOK STORE.
Anew Gift Book House has opened in the large and
-pacloas store.
153 South Clark Street,
la Morrison** new block, between Madison nnd Mon
roe street?. This Is the largest and most liberally con
ducted establishment of tbe kind in the United States.
A VALUABLE GIFT worth from SO cents to one
hundred dollars is given with each Book or Album
°o[d.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 3-Oar stock U the largest
lo the city, and comprises over three hundred styles,
bolding from 12 to 200 pictures: In Muslin, Turkey,
Morocco and Velvet Bindings. Many of the styles
arc made exclusively for onr own sales, and cannot bo
found at any other store In Chicago..
EVERT ALBUM WARRANTED
And sold at maanfactnrer’a prices, ranging from 25
cents to 925X0, and a valuable gift given with each.
Wc have just received a large stock of Family Blblcw,
Prayer Books and Miscellaneous Works from the Now
York Trade Sale. All In want of Photograph Albums
and Books, should call and examine oar stack before
purchasing elsewhere.
153 SOUTH CLARK. STREET.
Agents wanted. Send stamp for catalogue, to
A. ADAMS KELLEY,
dc3-ssl-lt Chicago, Hi. •
tpHE ONLY
EXCLUSIVELY
Wholesale Toy House
IN CHICAGO,
Is PEUGEOT’S, 108 Lake Street.
TOYS
Of my own Importation,
FOR SALE TO
THE TRADE ONLY,
At Less than PRESENT New York Price*.
P. PEUGEOT,
dc*-rS7C-St-«A xtraaa. net 103 Lake street.
§;4.7S SAVED.
THE GRAND TRUNK
AND
Vermont Central Railroads
Hare again reduced the Fares to all points East.
FARE AIX BAIL.
Chicago to Boston 42025—Other Lines Charge *23.00
« - Buffalo *1225- “ “ “ 6
“ “New York *21.60 •* “ “
PATRONISE THE
05LY INDEPENDENT ROUTE EAST.
Secure Your Tickets At
56 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
48 Clark Street, Chicago.
241 HXaln-et., BUlwankee.
_ S. T. WEBSTER,
Western Agent of the Grand Trunk i:. XL, Chicago.
_ S. F. BCBBAIiD,
Western Agent of tho Vermont Central, Chicago.
C. J. BKYDaES,
deS-eU-3t Managing Director.
MARSH & CO,
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers In
MEN’S AND BOYS’
CLOTHING,
FDENISHDTG- GOODS,
AND
RUBBER GOODS,
67 Lake Street,
OCAu'iOtoTtJ W*r.-D£t .CHICAGO, Ml*
Keto Jlbbcrtisemcnts.
New Music Book.
PARLOR LITE.
In presenting this wort to the ouaic-loTlng public,
we have aimed to salt the taste oftho meet fiuUdlooo.
end, at the tame time.h-tTe selected some of ths more
ehnple and easy Melodies, bringing It iwlthln the
range of beginners, as wen as more advanced Star
crs. *
The Pastor LCt* Is (as Its name Indicates) In
tended more pariteelarly tbV the social circle Wo
trust it win And a weMoma at the fireside of the ma
ny, these long winter evenings, whose husbands,
brothers, and friends art off to the battle-field, and
help to while away the long and tedlona hoars mttn
this “cruel warlaovcr."
The work contains Songs; both social and patriotic.
Glees and Quartetta, which are entirely new, and.
haveneverbeforebeenpublishedlnbockfbna, This
brings a valuable amount of music within reach of
the masses, at such low ra|c9, that the poorest may
sic/(arranged with Piano-Forte accompaniment.)
which are a*’ published in sheet form, any one oT
which is word the price of the book. ,
The following list of bsaatlfni Songs will be (bond,
among Its pages;
Mingle, Jingle tyE. S. Taylor.
Hotter, is the Battle Ow-.by Benedict Eooft
SlaTe’s Appeal ty J. p. Wetatar
Let Independence be onr Boast, u
One Flag or no Flag by B. P. Eobbina.
Ite Union Cause is Gaining Ground, or Tbat’s
So 100.... by J. P. 'Webster
Soldier to tis Hotter “ *
Onr Soldier ! * “
Tho Plains of Tennessee ..by T. M. Xowne.
■by B. T. Cnstis.
Sleigh-Bide Song.
Farmer’s Boy .by J. W. ggtehfr»^m
(Of the celebrated Hatcbliuoa family.)
Zola Zong by J. P, Webster.
Dying Minstrel by 8. Wealey M*rtm
-We Wait Beneath the Pomace Blast, by
T. Tovne.
Bain on the Boot
.1)7 James 6. dark.
Under the Ice ~hy T. Martin Towne^
Tilda McEale, a now and beautiful Irish Song,
by S. Wesley Martin.
Sllen Gray by A. C. Jillsoa.
Little Harry, the Drummer Boy, by
S. Wesley Harthu
Our poor Little Harry la laid down to rest.
In toe shade of toe green willow free;
"Where oft in the summer be loved weU to roam.
"With hlaplavmatce so merry sad free.
He fell *t eatb the banner be cherished ao dear
As to follow It far to toa fray.
Where load boomed.tha cannon hnldahoutsof
brave men.
And the sabres In tnto hands did play.
CnontJa.
Slcspon! Sleep on! Softhoyourrest:
Onr pride and oar Joy, peaceful and street.
Little Harry, the drummer boy,
Jennie Maud, or the Old Parm Cottage, by
J. P. Webster,
The above work la published by
H. 1. HIGGINS,
Ho. 117 Eandolph Street,
Chicago, ill.,
To whom all orders must be addressed $ and will bo
sent by mall, post-paid, to any address,upon the re
ceipt of 30 cents, postage currency.
Price per
And a liberal discount made on Quantities.
Editors of the country papers copying the abore
notice and calling attention to tho same editorially,
win bo entitled to a copy of the work, which will be
sent as soon as a copy of said notice la received by
us.
H. M. HIGGI2T3,
Publisher.
deS-sIS-net
Burglars are about.
Look out for them, you who have the old stylo
of safes In offices out of the business part of the city.
Call and sco our new and elegant
Great American Safes,
WITH BURGLAR FROO? CHESTS.
No tools yet known to scientific mechanics can cut
or drill them. Hon’t buy a Safe of any make until
you see them. For sale by F. W.PIIATT.
des-rS7I-Ct-nct 13 Lasallo-et,
Christmas and Jfciv Years.
B[i The CRAIG MICROSCOPE, with moun-
JHA ted objects, constitutes an appropriate
B3 and beaatlinl Holiday Gift, for old or
Kg). vonng;comblting Instruction with amuso
ment, magnifying about 100 diameters, or
20,1X0 tin«M» being the power moat fre
ggjPM fluently required. and yet so simple that
- SafntMi a cbita con uselt. It la mailed prepaid
for J2.25: with 6 beautiful mounted ob-
Jects f3: with 21 objects $5. Liberal dls
connt to dealers. AddressHEtßTCtuo.
SSS Broadwsy, Now York.
gECOND-HAND SAFES
At Great Bargains,
All token In exchange for our GREAT
i'or sole by F. H. PRATT.
dcs-rs7o-st-ne6 13 SasaUs-st,
JJOGS, HOGS,
hog-s:
The undersigned would Inform their customers amt
all persons snipping to this market, that they hare
Increased facilities this season for handling
3LITE AXD DRESSED HOGS!
Wo will give out personal attention to all sale*, ami
wlllcuarantee the HIGHEST PRICES AND PROiJFt
RETURNS, BATES, STONE * CO„
n026-WSC-2m-lQtnet 219 South Water street.
SIOO REWARD
FOB A MEDICINE THAT WILL CURE
COUGHS,
INFLUENZA,
TICKLING 0? THE THROAT,
WHOOPETG COUGH,
OR RELIEVE
COKSUKPTITE COUGH,
AS QUICK AS
OOZE’S
GOUGH BALSAM.
G. G. CLARE & CO..
New Haven, Conn., Proprietors.
LORD A SMITH, 23 Lake St., Chicago,
noU-pSS-fOt-nct-oa tat General Western Agants.
WALWORTH, HUBBARD & CO.,
ZSS LIKE STBEET,
Wrought IronPlpe & Boiler Flues
BEAS3 ASD ISON mTINBS,
Steam and Water Gauges, Valve*, Cock*,
Whistles, Ac.
GIFFARD’S INJECTORS AND WORTHINGTON'S
STEAM PUMPS.
Kahber and Leather Belting, Packing Hose, Ac*
Hot Water and Steam Heating Apparatus.
M2S-a43S-3m tu&ts net
AND EUROPEAN
FURS.
THOS. B. MORRIS & CO.,
IC7 Randolph Street, Clilaaeo,
(13ranch olw) Y.) ”
Furs, Hats and Gaps.
EVERT VARIETY OP
LiHIES’, GEMS’ AND CHILDRES’S
Sleigh Robes, Boflhlo shinij
HATS, CAPS,
BUCi GOODS, UMBRELLAS, CANS, GLOVES, &a.
In all the latest styles.
OF THE POLAR BEAR, gl
Cash paid for Furs. AIT goods warranted aa repre
sented. IffTßandolphSU, Chicago,LL
oc6 n6tl-0t Itawm net
JJABMOIf, GALE & CO,
WHOLESALE DEALEBS Ei
Staple and Fancy
DRY GOODS,
No. 58 Lake Street,
CHICAGO.
We Invite attention to our largo and.
well assorted stock now In store*
noH>pSB4-T*rn net
QEO. G. POPE
Wholesale Oil and Lamp Dealer,
199 CLABK STKEKT,
Wrought Iron Pipe
AHDUTTdMFORIABE,
Atwholecalohr B. T.CBANE & BRO
.oltkMMel

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