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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12.1863.
THE NEWS.
On the third page of this issue we give
a graphic sketch of the siege of Knoxville,
accompanied by an accurate diagram of
the place and its surroundings. It will be
read with interest, as rehearsing one of the
most thrilling episodes of the war.
The destructive fire in New York har
bor on Thursday night Involved a total
loss of nearly four hundred thousand dol
lars, s large shore of the cargoes destroyed
being Government Quartermasters stores.
The Chesapeake steamer plying out of
Portland, took on board a few days since a
full list of passengers, who proved to be
rebels in disguise, whose purpose was, and
was carried out, to seize the steamer and
convert the boat and cargo to rebel uses.
The plot succeeded well, and the captors
got a rich prize. The utmost exertions
arc being mode by our naval authorities to
recapture the missing vessel No full de
tails of the daring adventure are yet given,
though the Captain and crew ofthe Chesa
peake, put ashore at fit John’s N. 8., have
reached Boston. The captors were
aimed, and .ready for any emer
gency or resistance. Instead of be
ing deemed - a strange and incredible
occurrence, it is only wonderful that the
rebels have not before now resorted to this
obvious, and not extraordinarily dangerous,
mode of seizing passenger steamers run
ning out of Federal ports. The chase of
the Chesapeake is embarked in by a score
of Federal vessels, and she may be recap
tured. A dispatch reports her at a port in
the Pi evinces, where she unsuccessfully at
tempted to procure cool
The news from Mexico shows that un
happy nation struggling in a full sea of
1: oubles. Oomonfort has been killed. The
rule of Juarez is fruitful, in rmflunrr
broils and disturbances. The French
power is soon to be augmented. The
darkest hour of Mexico’s trial is yet to
cr.me.
A dub of rebel addlcpatcs over the
water Ims been inviting their groat Ameri
can Cousin, the fugacious Chicago auc
tioneer, Colorado Jewett, to lecture to them
in behalf of their cause; but the invitation
is evidently not over-pleasing to that crack
brained apostle, who makes terms to the
club, couched, we presume, in a letter of
not less than six fools-cap pages. He will
doubtless issue a pamphlet at them direct
ly. Can’t a man bo allowed to be an ass
quietly, without being told thus publicly
that such is the public opinion of him.
What other construction could the inevi
table Jewett put upon the invitation, com
ing at this juncture of affairs. If rats de
sert a sinking ship, what an insult to a
rat of any nice feding to ask him to step
cu board just as the craft is gunwale
under.
Secretary Chase’s report has had a good
effect on the money market and the public
mind generally. Wall street, as tbe great
financial meter, emphatically declares this,
in the effect'on gold and slocks yesterday.
LATER FROM EUROPE.
Halifax, Dec. 11.—The steamer Canada
from Liverpool 2Sth via Queenstown 29th, ar
rived here this afternoon, with two days’
later news and advices than already received.
The steamer Rappahannock under the Con
federate flag, arrived at Calais on the 26th
ult. The Confederate steamer Georgia has
gone into dock at Cherbourg, to repair some
small damages. Additional advices from
Calais, soy that the Rcppahannock was seized
by the French customs authorities. She
tailed from Sheamess, England, on the 26th,
in an unfinished state. She nod a gang
of carpenters on board. She is pierced for
eight guns.
in pursuance of President Lincoln’s pro
clamation, the Americana in London observ
ed tbe 26th of November as a dav of thanks
giving. Business was suspended at the
American Legation and consulates, and a
grand banquet was given at St. James Hall,
under the presidency of Robert J. Walker.
Mr. Lincoln’s proclamation was read,, and
Mr. Walker delivered on address on the re
bellion and the prospects of its speedy sup
pression.
A toast to the President was received with
great enthusiasm, and was responded to by
Minister Adorns.
Win. Spruce of Liverpool, the writer on
etcctfiiou in the Loudon Tina has been ad
dressing huge meetings in Glasgow in luvor
of Southern independence. He urged-that
England should take the lead In inviting the
European powers to intervene in the Ameri
can w nr.
I .The Southern Independence Association of
Manchester has invited Cornell Jewett to dc*.
liver an address before them during Decem
ber. Jewett accepted conditionally on his
not being confined to the sultjcct of the
Southern right to independence, nor compro
mibcd as a Southern supporter.
The reply of Russia to the Emperor Napo
leon's imitation to the European Congress,
was delivered on the 26th of November. It
L denied that Russia demands that the pro
gramme of the Congress shall be drawn up.
Priucc Gortschakoff has sent an explana
tory note, with a formal rcplv, to the Em
pi-ror. - *
Switzerland sent a direct acceptance, bat
will communicate its reserves.
Advices from Paris hint timt England’s re
fusal may lead France to form e new and
more intimate alliance elsewhere.
Tlic Board of Trade returns for the mouth
and tcu mouths ending Oct Slst wore Issued
yoterday. For,the mouth, the value of ex
ports reached the sum of £15,000,000,' against
64*1,000 in October of lost year. • For ten
months, the aggregate this year is £193,770,-
CCO, i.gaiust £103,519,000 for the period
in 3fC2. *
The city article of the Evening Star says
iho dispatches of Earl Russell in reference to
the European Congress, have not given the
tr.liffuction expected.
On Monday, the 7th of December, judg
ment will be given in the case of the Con
federate steamer Alexandria. •
The customs authorities at Calais have re
ceived instructions to allow the Confederate
steamer Rappahannock to leave whenever
her Captain pleases. The Rappahannock was
formerly her Majesty’s steam sloop Victor,
mid sold, with three other steamers, a few
■necks ago. .
The other three arc fitting .out on the
Thames, for the Confederate service.
The three latter arc English war steam era,
and arc reported to be fitting ont as Confed
erate privateers.
London, Nov. 29.—The Paris Bourse dosed
flat yesterday at CGC 80c.
The German Diet refused to receive the
Danish representatives.
The officers of the French Customs have
released the steamer Rappahannock, said to
be one of the four vessels sold by the British
Government to the Confederates.
From the South*
Fortress Monroe, Dec. 11.—The Rich
mond WVrfr/ of the 9th has the following:
Cuablestok.Dcc. B.—A brisk fire between
Moultrie and Battery Gregg opened this
morning. The Yankees have ceased firing on
tinnier. They are altering their batteries
and intrenching from Gregg eastward. One
monitor has limber work around the sides to
protect her from torpedoes. Our batteries
keep up a slow lire upon the enemy’s work
ing parties. Slow fires arc kept up between
tbc enemy’s batteries and ours.
Bristol, East Tenu., Dec. 7. Gen. Long
street has raised the siege at Knoxville, in .
consequence of the heavy reinforcements re
ceived by Burnside. On Friday nlgbt our
force fell ‘back to Morristown, where a stand
■will probably bemade. Tbcwork of patting
■the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad in
running order will be pushed forward by CoL
Owen. Our loss at Knoxville is 090. princi
pally in Hood’s division. CoL Fisher, of
Mississippi, seriously wounded; Captain
Dunn, of Longstrect’s wounded. The
assault of tbc 29tb failed in consequence of
forged orders recalling General Anderson’s
brigade. . , , •
Dalton, Go., Doc. a—The enemy’s cavalry
appeared yesterday at Elngold, but being at
tacked by onr cavalry under Grigsby, were
driven a mile beyond the town. .
Richmond, Dec. a—The President’s Mes
fci-ge was received and read in both Houses of
Congress, yesterday,"the 7th.
New Tonic, Dec. IL—A Richmond paper
of the BIU states that Gen. Stephen Lee re
ports from Mississippi that Gen. Chalmers'
dtQt’c the enemy over Wolf River, slaughter
ing JJ9O, and that the rebels lost 2o in killed
and 75 wounded.
Bcbd accounts report rival theGcorria Sen
ate has ordered a conscriptionof everv able-'
bodied man over fifteen years old.
A Charleston dispatch of the sth reports
the destruction of the calcium light at Fort
Gregg by a shot from Moultrie, and saye Sum
ter is considered safe against all assaults.
Bobbery of* a Dry Goods Store.
Zanesville, Ohio, Dec. IL—The dry goods
store of William Black was robbed of over
$5,000 worth of plain and fancy silks and
shawls, lost night. Some peddlers, with a
large amount of silk, who nave been stop
ping here a few days, have heen arrested, but
as yet none of Hr. Black’s goods bare been
found.
VOLUME xvn.
From Washington-
Watters at the
CapM
FROM MADISON—WIiSCONSIN
MILITARY MATTERS.
Recruiting in Illinois—
Encouraging Mus
ter of Recruits.
FEOM TEE SOUTH-FURTHER
FROM THF DOLEFUL MES
SAGE OF J. D-
FROM NEW TORK-THE LITE
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN THE
HARBOR—LOSS $400,000.
The Pursuit of the Ches
apeake-Twenty Ves
sels in Chase.
Highly Important front
Mexico-Heath of Coai
onfott-Bial Show
for Jaarez,
FEOM SAN IEANOISOO—OALI
FOENIA KEEPS STEP TO
THE MUSIC OF THE
UNION-
FROM HEW YORK.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribnne.l
New Yobk, Dec, 11,15C3.
The losses by tbe fire among the shipping
on the North River, on Thursday night, now
foot up over three hundred and fifty thousand
dollars, with insurance of two hundred
thousand, nearly all In city companies. The
.damage to the piers is about seventy-five
thousand dollars. Thirty-four vessels and
barges in all, with their cargoes, consisting
for the most part in hay and grain intended
for Government use, were destroyed.
Tbe rumors in relation to the pursuit of
the Chesapeake, captured by the disguised
rebels who went on board at Portland as
passenger*, are exciting. It is now stated
that she was seen yesterday off Hew Pound
land. At least twenty government steamers
arc after her. ;; Hr. Cromwell, her
owner, to-day tendered the Secretary of the
Navy, the steamer Potomac, of the same line.
The offer was accepted, and she is now at the
Navy Yard receiving her armament, Tbe
Potomac is ayciy fast sailing vessel.
The report of Secretary Chose has steadied
the money market, stocks with few, creep
tions arc weak. Government stocks are
steady with a slight advance. Gold Is shaky
at SI.SL Subscriptions to the county vol
uateer bounty fund now exceed three quar
ters of a million..'
It is snowing hard with prospect of a heavy
folk
FROM SPRINGFIELD.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribtme.]
■ - Spmxcrmj), Hh, Dec. 11, 1863.
Col. D. P. Grier and Capt Stevens, of the
77Ui HL, and Lieut CoL James ILMatheny/
of the 180 th HL, with twenty non-cor* -
' sioned officers, have been ordered to report to
the Governor, for the purpose of recruiting
for their respective regiments, and will ar
rive from New Orleans in a few days.
J. W. Hamilton was to-day arrested by the
United States Marshal, and brought before U.
S. Commissioner Adams, of thisjeity charged
With inducing' J. C.'Jones to desert from the
army. ‘
•A very huge and enthusiastic Union meet
ing was held at ML Sterling, Brown county,
on the -Ist instant. Votes of tbariifg were'
adopted to Gen. Giant, for his recent victory
at Chattanooga, and to Gov. Tates, the sol
dier’s friend. •
A contribution was also taken up for the
benefit of the Ladies’ Soldiers' Aid Society,
resulting in the collection of $3t45.
There are now nearly 1,000 recruits in
Camp Yates, bnt a few hundred of thyu wQI
probably leave for their regiments In the field
.this week.. One hundred and fifty-six re
.emits were mustered into the service on
Tuesday and Wednesday. «
’ Governor Tates has appointed a delegate to
concur with delegates from other States in
relation to the Gettysburg Cemetery. The
meeting is to be held at Harrisburg on the
17th inst •: *.
Mr. John B. Woods, of Alton, HI, has been
appointed Sanitary Agent at this place, and a
general effort on the part of the Board is be
ing made to increase the donations daring
this month.
Ex-Governor Wood is in the dty on im
portant military business.'•
-One thousand rebel prisoners are expected'
to arrive at Camp Butler to-morrow, from
Camp Chase, Ohio.
• Recruiting officers throughout the State
report that recruiting Is now progressing
very favorably. Troops are constantly ar
riving In the dty, and with present prospects
onr quota will be greatly reduced by the sth
of January. -' •
" Jodi Alien, the Copperhead Congressman
from the 13th Congressionaldistrict, was re
pudiated by the people in the late dectlonby
a majority of 534 votes.
The .Board of Supervisors of Sangamon
county have appropriated $5,000 to aid the
seedy famHlcsof volunteers from this county
in the Union army, to prevent suffering du
ring the coming winter. The county has
already expended over. $27,000 for that pur
pose. .
The winter meeting of the State Agricaltu-'
ral Society promises to be of great, interest
; A veiy large premium list has been prepared
and will bopubliahcd in a few days.
Preparations arc being made by the citi
zens to accommodate all delegates to the
Convention of State SchoolCommissiobers, to
beheld on the 29th inst
The State .Sanitary Commission on' Wedne
sday lost, received from D. B. Brown,"Esq., of
Bony, Pskc "county; $71.00, contributed by
the loyal men of that place on Thanksgiving
Day, for the relief of sick and wounded sol
diers.
FROM MADISOB.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Mattson, Dec, 11.
An order from Adjntant General Gaylord
is published to-day, covering the correspon
dence of the Provost Marshal General, au
thoritatively announces that credit will be
given each town and ward for volunteers,
and all furnishing the quotas assigned will
be exempt from the draft.
About 350 recruits have been mustered in
here in the dost five days. The. rate of en
listments increases, bat is far from rapid
'enough to dear the State from draft. The
benefit for the families of volunteers given
to-day,-under the auspices of the Union
league, was a complete success.
• There was'a procession "of.some sixty
farmers wagons, loaded .with wood and pro
visions. • An elegant dinner was given the
donors In Assembly Hall by the ladles, and
was hugely attended by the citizcnsof Mad
ison, whose tickets yidded a handsome sum.
The room to decorated with battle-tom
and new flags.' Several patriotic toasts were
given eloquently responded to by Gov,
Salmon,' Governor elect,’ Lewis, Gen. Fair
child, CoL Tom Allen, Superintendent Pick--
ard, C. Abbott, Col* Bryant and others. A.
series of-highly patriotic resolutions were
adopted, among others advising an
of soldiers’ pay. The affair concludes with a
dance to-night The total receipts will be
about one thousand dollars.
FROM CINCINNATI.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribone.l
Cincinnati, Dec. 11,1863.
There is nothing new at the Department
headquarters in this-citj to-day.
f Gen. Burnside is expected here next week,
On his jvay to report at Washington.
It is rumored here that Gen. Rosecrans is
soon to supersede Meade in command of the.
Army of the Potomac..,'Whether these rumors
have any foundation*or not, is impossible to
say. -
A proposition was made at a meeting of
the City Council to-day to allow the Little
Miami and Cincinnati and Indianapolis Rail
road to form a connection in this city hy run
ning through the streets. ■ On motion, It was
laid on the table, and made the special order
for next meeting. Parties "who have been
managing the mattcrfccl confident of getting
the. matter through! .Should it, succeed it
will then put a considerable of a* damper on
the Atlantic and Northwestern Railroad.
An order has been issued prohlbing. all
boats not laden with Government freight, or
in the Government employ, from going-np
the Cumberland River.' This has been found
necessary owing to.the close proximity of
roving bands of guerillas.
FROM ST. PAUL'.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Bt. Paul, Dec. U, 1863.
A public meeting was held last night to
ratify the action of the City Council in appro
priating two hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars for a railroad to Superior. Resolutions
were passed unanimously endorsing that
action. AH of our leading citizens favor it.
An election will be held next Tuesday, and
no doubt is entertained of the appropriation
being overwhelmingly sustained.
Tbc casualties in the 2d Minnesota at the
late battles of Chattanooga were i killed, and
£G wounded.
FROM ALTON.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Alton, HI., Dec. 11,1863.
bolds its eighth annual meeting-in this city
on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. The Ohio &
Mississippi,' Alton & Chicago Railroads, re
turn members free. Delegates will be pres
ent from Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and other
States, and an unusually interesting meeting
is anticipated. ,
FROM DESMOINES.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribnne.l
Dssnoxxcs, lowa, Dec. 11,1583.
* The Supreme Court of lowa. has thU day
given Us unanimous opinion, declaring the
law allowing soldiers to vote constitutional
and valid.
The seat of Grinncll in Congress, and the
election of over 150 members of the State
.Legislature, and county officers, heretofore
contingent upon this decision, arc now se
cured/
MESSAGE OF JEFF. DAVIS.
Fobtkess Moxbob, Dec. XL—Jeff Davis, in
his Message, is very despondent over the
losses of Vicksburg, Port Hndson and other
points. He says there has been no improve
ment in the relations with foreign countries
since his last Message. Oh the contrary, there
.is greater divergence in the condnct of Euro
pean nations, assuming a character positively
unfriendly. He speaks of the parked par
tiality of Great Britain in fovor of the North.
He says the public finances demand the
strictest and most earnest attention, and that
a prompt and efficacious remedy for the pres
ent condition of the finances is necessary to
the successful operations of the Government.
•He recommends taxation instead of farther
sales of bonds or Issue of Treasury notes. He
also recommends putting an end to the sub
stitute business, and a modification of the
exemption law, so that the army may be In
creased as rapidly as possible. He regrets the
suspension of an exchange of prisoners, and
that communication with the trans-Missis
sippi country is obstructed. He concluded
by saying: “ The enemy refuse proposals for
the only peace possible. The only hope for
peace is now the rigor of our resistance.”
THE CAPTURE OF THE CHESA
PEAKE.
Pobtl.uo), Me., Dec. IL—-The Vice Con
sul at Halifax telegraphs the Collector of a
steamer in Sbelbonrne, answering the descrip
tion of the Chesapeake. She attempted to coal
at Halifax last night. The Government was
applied to bnt no encouragement given. For
want of evidence of the murder committed,
an affidavit of the chaigc would have to be
made. The crown officer was deliberating
upon it
The steamer New England arrived this eve
ning from St Johns, bringing , Captain
WDlits and a portion of the crew of the Ches
apeake, all of whom, with the exception of
the mate, who is badly wounded, proceeded
to Boston.
Capt Willlts ‘reports having met two
steamers bound East, undoubtedly .in pursuit
of the pirates. •
Ho also reports all persons engaged in the
capture of the Chesapeake, passed from Bos
ton in the steamer New England, bnt a few
days ago, andmost of them were undoubtedly
provincial . ..•
Pobixand, Dec.' Ill—The agents of the
steamer Chesapeake here; .have evidence* that
the cargo of the Chesapeake was ordered ex
clusively by American and Canadian mer
chants, and .was not intended to mnthe
blockade, as was reported by the St Johns
Globe.
Rebel sympathizers here originated that re
port to the prejudice of the • British authori
ties ; neither had she ever been a Southern
vessel or attempted to run the blockade.
The Collector at Eastport telegraphs the
Collector at Portland..that a.*Mr.,Eillan left
Publico, ten miles south of Yarmouth, last
Monday, and that three French. vessels laden
with coal were lying in the harbor.
FROM MEXICO.
Sax Fbancisco,.Dcc. 9.—Dates from Co
lima, Mexico, to the 27th November are re
ceived.
Gen. Comonfort was killed on the rood be
tween San Louis Potosi audGuanaJoaio,while
battling against a band of Mexicans who fa
vor French occupation.
The French had possession of Qnerctaro
and Guanajuato,‘ and were marching-on
Gnadalijara and Morelia.
Manganillb was sacked by robbers on the
18th of November. The Custom House was
destroyed. Colima was surrounded hy Con
eervadores.
’ The Juarez Government is represented as
powerless. Anarchy reigns within his nomi
nal jurisdiction.
This news comes through private letters to
a commercial bouse in this city. *" "
Disastrous Fire atAmboy, HI.
Ambot, DL, Dec. 10.—A fire broke out
about half-past four this momiug, in the base
ment of the City Hall building, situated on
West avenue, opposite the passenger depot,
which at one time threatcncdHhe destruction
of the entire business portion of the city,
but was finally arrested." It resulted in the
destruction of ten or fifteen buildings. Loss
as near as can be ascertained is about $30,000.
or $85,000, only a small portion of which was
insured. *
...Onr Prisoners at Richmond.
• • Washington, Dec. IL—The Star contains
the following:
To Hej. Gen.£. A. Hitchcock;
My belief is. that our prisoners on Belle
lalo are in tents. I have requested Mr. Odd
to share the clothing and subsistence sent by
the Government with our citizen prisoners.
I have no doubt it has been done.
(Signed) J. A. Mebeditbl
From St* Lonis.
St. Lotus, Dec. IL—The office of the
North Missouri Railroad was robbed of
$25j000 on Wednesday night.
: Wm. R. Strachan, a prominent member of
the Legislature, who Lae been under arrest
on charges preferred against him while act
ing as Provost Marshal In North -Missouri,
last summer,.and sinefrat large bn parole,has
been ordered to report here for trial next
WOCk. ‘ -• •
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1863.
FROM WASHINGTON
Washington, Dec. IL—The President has
signed the pardon, exempting E. W. Gantt,
of Arkansas, from the penalty of treason of
which he is accused by accepting and exer
cising the office of Brigadier General in the
service of the rebels. The pardon'also rein
states Gen. Gantt in all his rights of property
excepting those relating to slaves.
Representative Morrill, ,of Vermont, has
given notice of a bill having in view the ter
mination ofthe Reciprocity Treaty, and Rep
resentative Elijah Ward proposes a Joint res
olution to authorize the appointment of Com’ -
mUsioncrs to negotiate a new treaty
the British Government for the British prov
inces of North America, based upon the true
principles of reciprocity. ....
The Proclamation subjoined to the Presi
dent’s Message was written substantially in
the form in which it was Issued, several
weeks ago, and the President at the time se
riously thought of Issuing it before the meet
ing of Congress. Since its the
question is raised in official quarters as to
whether the rebel'prisoners in onr hands*
under the rank of Colonel, may not avail
themselves of thc-amnesty offered." . Some
persons think three-fourths of the rebel pria
. oners now in our hands would gladly accept
the terms of amnesty, if it includes them, and
the question thus becomes of much impor
tance. .
There is, so faros can be ascertained, a gen
eral disposition on the part of ihombera of
Congress, to carry ont the recommendations
of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and
the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to
the increase of taxes on liquors and tobacco.
It is thought probable Congress will impose
a heavier tax bpon whisky than proposed—
perhaps 75 cents or a dollar per gallon.
The avails of the draft, as far as ascertained
up to this time, arc 60,000 men and $13,000,000.
The figures given In the Secretary of ‘War’s
-report ore based upon data two orthree weeks
old, • -•••-■
Tbc Navy Deportment has thirteen vessels
In pursuit of the captured steamer .Chesea
pcakc.
New York,' Dec. 11.— The Washington spec
ials state that Senator Drown of Missouri has
arrived, ' -
The frauds In the Quartermaster’s depart
ment at Alexandria, will foot up millions; and
have been in progress, seven months. Other ar
rests are to be made.’*
Lute lost night about 500 horses stampeded
from the cavalry camp at Gresbofo. An at.
tempt was made to stop them while passing
over the bridge commnnicating with Wash
ington,.bat It did not succeed andmany were
drowned. <■
' New Xoek, Dec. 11.—A special to . the
TTorW, from the Headquarters of the Army of.
the Potomac, Dec. 10, says:
There is no movement to record in the
Army of the Potomac. That it Is intended
to keep the army hero for a time, unless cir
cumstances that; are' not'calculated upon
arise, is everywhere apparent., The men are
building comfortable quarters and ureparing
for winter.
. A rumor,is current here to-day, which may
be given for what it is worth, that Lee had,
under a flag of trace, forwarded a request to
Gen. Meade for an armistice of three months*
duration.
A special to the JScroM, dated Headquarters'
Army of the Potomac, Dec. 9, says:
Three deserters from the sth North Caroli
na volunteers, which regiment was on picket
duty near Martin’s _ForSt came within our
lines during last night They report that the
whole of their regiment only want an oppor
tunity to desert, when they will gladly avail
themselves of it. The rebels picket along the
south side of the river from near the junction
of the Bapidan and the Rappahannock to
above Rgbertson’s river.
lhave from reliable authority that Lee’s
army now occupy the following positions:
Bill’s Corps,-around Orange Court. House,
where General Lee has his headquarters;
Early’s Division, near Summerville Roads at
Martin’s and Tobacco Fords; Johnson’s
divisslon, at Mitchell, Brown’s and Germania
.Fords. :
From dense volumes of smoke arising from
the woods and batteries sooth of Raccoon and
Morton’e Fords, it !a evident that the enemy
is in force there.
The rebel authorities state that Lee had
ovcr6o,Coo men in the lost campaign, and
that be was certain of victory had wc had
the rashness to attack him in his strong po
sition. r- • *
It is stated, that the enemy arc building
winter quarters.
New Tore, Dec. IL—The Timef'. special
says: LovejoysVbill for the punishment of
slaveholders, which he gave notice of on the
first day of the session, provides that all
slaves treed by the Emancipation Proclama
tion of January Ist, or by act of Congress,
shall be declared to be citizens and compe
tent witnesses in all United States courts.
Any one attempting to reduce any one so
freed again to slavery, shall bo declared guil
ty of misdemeanor, and punished with a fine
of not less than £2,000 or more than SIO,OOO,
and be imprisoned not less than ono or more
than ten years. .
[From Our Regular Correspondent.]
• Washington, Dec. 7,18C3.
THE COMPLEXION OP THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE
FOR SPEAKER.
Now that the-foul attempt of the copper
heads to defeat the verdict of the late elec
tions and organize the House upon the basis
of a copperhead majority has been defeated,
It may 'be ' profitable to analyze the copper
head vote for Speaker. It will donbtlcss
give ns some data as to the present condition
and purposes of the Democratic party.
. I stated in my last that the original inten
tion was to elect Fernando Wood Speaker in
case a copperhead majority could bo ob-.
tained. Mr. Wood, ;a peace man, hold
ing, the balance of power, rendered
this possible, and had the scheme of Mr.
Etheridge succeeded, It would have been
done. All .will remember that some time
since, when it was expected that the Demo
crats wonld have a majority, the New York
Herald persistently advocated Wood’s claim.
The plan of procedure was ; then laid down,
and only felled on account of the disastrous
defeats sustained by the Democracy in the
Border States; and previously in New Eng
land, California,. lowa, &c. And here it Is
proper to say, that the action of tho Border
States in the organization of- the House, was
one of tho main reasons why tho copperhead
programme was spoiled.' A leading copper
head remarked this morning: “ Pshaw i
these d—-d Border fellows have ruined our
plans. Our Northern -Democrats were all
ready and anxious for a fight; hut the Ad
ministration bought up the Border State
fellows. The game’s up, boys.”
Thus the scheme to make Wood Speaker,
and organize the House on a basis of opposi
tion to the war felled.' _ _ _ -
Then again, the result ofthe recent elec
tions deterred many Democrats who would
otherwise have gone in with the peace men.
Some of. our Illinois copperheads saw the
hand-writing on‘ the wall; and prepared to
“hedge.” Jas. C. Allen, BQI Morrison, Jim
Robinson, and Anthony Knapp began to have
a realizing sense ofthe condition of things In
their districts; so uniting with men in .simi
lar situations, and under similar convictions
of sin.from other States, they determined to.
throw overboard the wood programme and
make a new “slate” for themselves.. It will
appear strange that they lighted upon S. S.
Cox for a representative man, bat Mr. Cox
is also under conviction, on account of the
popular uprising in his State; and he now
calls himself a war man; says! that he
voted for Vallondigham out of sympathy,
the same as two-thirds of the Ohio Democra
cy' did, and not on account of his principles.”
The forty-two votes for Cox and eighteen for
Mallory and Stebbins (60 in all) express the
numerical strength of the War Democracy
from principle and the War Democracy from
policy in the House. But there was another
class who still cling to the peace principles
pcrtlnicionsly. .They are principally those
copperheads who represent overwhelming
democratic districts, and who are opposed
to tho war on principle. These gentlemen
voted for Mr. Dawson of Pennsylvania. Fer
nando Wood, with a still greater strength
of devotion to peace and slavery, voted Tor
Mr. King of Missouri, a slave holder and
counsel of the Border Rufflians in the old
Kansas troubles. Some of the Cox men,
however, charge that .-Fernando was fooled
that time and that King is now shaky in the
•great principles of slaven-, peace, and seces
sion. Ben. Wood voted lor Stiles of Pennsyl
vania. another rank Copperhead. He (Wood)
also thinks that Cox has “gone back” upon
tho original principles ofthe party. •
This classification wonld then divide the
copperhead vote as follows:
War Democracy from choice or policy. 60
Peace Democrats proper SO
Total.
On most questions, however, the party wQI
vote ns a unit, as they did to-day on the
question of admitting toe members of those
States, whose certificates were not critically
correct Still the vote on Speaker.shows
that there is a radical difference among the
members of the party in the House, and that
Fernando Wood baa a small but compact
body at .his. back, Who will stick to.their
liner principles, and prove gall and worm
wood to the policy men, headed by Jim Allen
.ofyour State, and who still , vainly hope to
steal into power by professing war with their
Ups, but their secession princi
ples in thdr acts. - These men arc destined
to be ground between the upper and nether
millstones. - They arc neither fish, flesh,- nor
fowl; andare aiow playing a miserable and
despicable, role, -1 respect eucb ■ men u the
Woods far more than I do these time servers
andpolfHtal trimmers. In fact, who would
not prefer an open foe to a false friend? *
WANT OF BRAINS IN THE DEMOCRACY.
The Democrats confess that the. faction
now. controlling the party lacks brain. It
looks very much that way, when such men
as Jim Allen, of Illinois, are pat forward as.
leaders. Allen has a good, load voice, a fair
personal appearance, but possesses bat medi
um talent. On the Union side there are
giants in 'comparison. Among the strong,
men on our side I might mention Thaddcns
Stevens, -of Pennsylvania; Boutwell and
Dawes, of Massachusetts, and Henry Winter
Davis. Every time Davis voted to-day, the
galleries rapplanded. His vote to strike the
names of the East Virginia members
off the*' roll, shows that his head is level.
-And speaking of this, it is well to notice that
Etheridge forced such humbug representa
tives as “the members from Louisiana on the
roll, while he struck off tbo names*-of men
elected by largo.majorities, and presenting
proper certificates. The would-be Governor
(Riddell) did not even possess a State seal,
bat instead placed his .private one upon the
credentials. No doubt .the whole thing' was
gotten up* in Washington. This fact proves
that Etheridge was deep in the plot,by which
the traitors meant to gct-posscssion of the'
House. -
THE SECRETARYSHIP OP THSJTAVT.
The telegraph contradicted my statement
that Senator Grimes, of lowa, was offered the
Secretaryship ofthe Navy and refused it I
again reiterate the statement. The offer was
piode to him. And speaking of the Navy I
Will add, that the celebrated Sickles cut off
trial continues to attract much attention
among naval toon, and the .developments are
of such a character as to show. that through
several Administrations the most miserable
mismanagement has taken place. - To such an
extent is|hls the case, that scarcely a vessel
which hoebeenconstructed in the Govern
ment yards con moke seven knots an hoar,
when sixteen to seventeen oaght. to have
been obtained, at least in the case ofthe swift
class of Vessels.
THE TREASURY ESTIMATES.
The estimates of the Treasurer for the next
fiscal year-arc $803,000,000. The Treasurer
took care,curing the lost session of Congress
to make provision for more than this sum,
fearing the copperheads might obtain control
In this. - Ho has within "his reach to-day, In
dependent of all legislation; the following:
Interest-bearing Treasury Notes $ ’ 400,000,000
Now 6 per cent. Bonds. 400,090,000
Baianccof PopnlarLoans...; 118,000,000
Reserve Legal Tender Notes . l ’ 50,000,000
Receipts from Cu5t0m5.,75,000,000
Internal Revenue 60,000,000
Receipts, other sources -5,000,000
Total ; i.. $1,123,000,000
Deduct from this $50,0C0,C00 floating debt
borrowedlately from tlicbanks and we have
a balance of to meet an estima
ted expenditure of 6803,000,000. .
THE*. DEMOCRACY AND THE VOTE FOB
SPEAKER.
The vote for Speaker proves that the cop
perheads themselves are not harmonious, and
that the usual symptoms of dissolution man
ifest themselves in the divisions of the party,
pt a time when everything with them depends
upon unity of action. 'The peace men say
they are bound to see their principles carried'
out to the last, and that those who arc in
favor ol th# war, but opposed 'to the Admin
istration, arc nothing, after all, bnt the tall of
the Republican party, which,'however, It may
wriggle, ,1s still-'compelled to go with the
body from Which it derives Its ‘vitality. On
another occasion I will write you what the
hopes of the extreme copperheads are for the
future.
SUPEZJrE AND OXHEH COURTS.
The United States Supremo Court met this
morning. All the Justices were present, viz:
Taney. Wayne, Catrgn, Nelson, Grier, Clif
ford, Swaynoj Miller, I)aria, and Field. The
Court announced - that it hod elected D.
W. Middleton, Esq., of Washington, (for a
long-time Assistant Clerk,) os Chief Clerk;
vice Wm. Carroll, deceased. No other busi
ness was transacted.
It will )?e remembered by your readers that
a report was current that Justice Taney had
resigned, and Secretary Chose had been ap
pointed in his stead. There is no truth In tne
report. Justice Taneywill never resign; as
long as hp lives. The tact is he is poor,- and
bis salary, (C,C00,) is bis only' means of sup
port, or that of ms iamily, which consists of
daughters, mostly dependent upon him. No
report resignation of Judge Taney, it
Is certain.' has any foundation in truth. The
Judges who constitute the Bench of the Uni
ted States Supreme Court, and the circuits to
which they arc assigned, arc as follows;
The First Circuit consists of thu districts in the
States of Bhodelslaud, Massachusetts, New Haqp
ebire and Maine. The Circuit Judge is Hou. Na
than Clifford, of Maine.
The Second Circuit consists of the districts in
the Stateset Vermont, Connecticut andNewVork.
The Circuit Judge Is Hou. Samuel Nelson of New
Yorlr.
The Third Circuit consists of the districts in
New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Circuit Judge
is Hon. Robert C. Grier, of Pennsylvania.
The Fourth Circuit consists or the districts in
Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and North Carolina.
1 he Circuit Judge Is Chief Justice Roger B. Taney,
of Maryland.
‘Tlie Fifth Circuit consists of the districts in
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi aud
Florida. The Circuit Judge is lion. James hi.
Wajxe, of Georgia. J
Tie Sixth Circuit consists of tho districts In
Louisiana. Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky and Ten*
lessee. The Crcult Judge is Hon. Jobs Catron,
of Tennessee.
Tho Seventh Circuit consists of the districts in
Ohio and Michigan. The Circuit Judge is Hon.
Noah H. Swayne, of Ohio.
Tho Eighth Circuit consists of the districts of
Illinois end Indiana. The Circuit Judge Is Hon.
David Haris, of Illinois.
Tho Ninth Circuit consists of the districts of
Missouri, lowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Wiscon
sin. The Circuit Judge la Hon. Samuel F. Miller,
cflowa. .
The Tenth Circuit consists of California and Ore
gon. The Circuit Judge is Hon. Stephen J. Field,
of California.
The Conrt of Claims also commenced Its
session to-day. It consists of three judges,
rnd was created by act of Congress of Feb
ruary 24th, Icoo, to hear and determine all
claims founded upon any law of Congress, or
upon any regulation of an executive depart
ment, or upon any contract, express or lm-
Slied, with the Government of the United
tales, which might be presented by petition,
and all claims referred to tho court'by either
House of Congress. Under a later act. Judges
Wiimot of Pennsylvania, and Peck of Illinois,
were appointed Chief Justices. The court is
now constituted as follows: Chief Justice
Joseph Casey, Pennsylvania; Judge Charles
G. Loring of Massachusetts; 'Judge James
Hughes of Indiana; Judge David Wiimot of
Pennsylvania; Judge EbenezerPeck, Illinois.
A SMALL SATISFACTION. :
The rebel papers nctnowledg<rthat General
Meade left nothing behind him in the way of
stores, &c M in hh retreat. They claim, how
ever, that they captured five hundred prison
ers. It is generally conceded here that the
campaign in that quarter has closed for the
winter. When Mr. Lincoln gets through
with the labor, Incident to preparing bismes
sego for Congress, &c., it is understood that
a change will be made in the command of the
army. Zeta-
FROM SAIV FitAIfCISCO*
. San Francisco, Dec. 11.—Gov. Stanford
delivered bis last annual message to the Cal
ifornia Legislature to-day. It exhibits the
state of finances In a more favorable condi
tion than was anticipated. It represents the
agricultural, mining and manufacturing in
terests as in an Improving condition.
The first filly males of the Pacific Railroad
will be completed wltbln tbe time required
by tbe net of Congress concerning Federal
relations. ...
The Message advocates reconstructing the
Union by treating the seceded: States as ter
ritories.
. F. F. Low was inaugurated to-day as Gvo
ornorforthc ensuing four yearn. His mes
sage, which is devoted mainly to pledges con
cerning State policy, receives general com
mendation; that theelection of ardent friends
of Liberty and Union to represent California
in Congress by 20,000 majority, must finally
destroy nil hope which foreign or domestic
fees of the United States may > ever have en
tertained of receiving aid and sympathy from
the Pacific coast.-
New York Central Railroad.
Albany, Dec. 11.—The election for Direc
tors of the Central Railroad was concluded
this evening. ‘ About twelve and a half mil
lions were voted for tbe old board, and six
million's for the opposition. The directors
subsequently bold a meeting, electing Eras
tu® Corning President, and Dean Richmond
Tice-President.
Markets by Telegraph.
Cincinnati Market*
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Dec. U, IS6S.
. Whisky—' The market was firmer to-day* and bold*
era succeeded In obtaining an advance of Sc. The
sales-were 712 brls at S3®S3)*c—the latter rale for
wagon.
Hoos—The weather was bad for the business to-day,
and packers were generally but of the market, but
drovers did not seem willing to make any concessions
and this feeling was Quite general among them, there*
forenot much was done. Hogs averaging 200 ns were
held at *7.25, with buyers at $7.10. The receipts eon*
Unug Quite liberal; but the market did not seem to be
Influenced by this. During the last twenty.fodx hours
9400 bead were received. The sales were 120 averag*-
Ing 200 tts at $705; 160 do ISO at $0.30; 200 do ISO at
$6.65: ICO d 0227 at $7.40.
Fsotuxosb—The market was quiet but firm, and
there was not much done, nor could we perceive any
evidences of a change In prices, orin the . views of
either buyers or tellers. The sales were.2sbhds bulk
shoulders at 6#c packed; 200 tierces of prime city
.lard at 10c; 200 do prime country at U#c, and 300 brls
sew city mess pork at $13.25. Well known brands are
held firmly at SIBSO, and In some cases higher, as
heretofore. We did not hear of any sales of green
meats. r-
New York Markets—Dec. 11*
Cotton—Market l£2c hotter, with fair demand at
44^loub— Market s®locbetter, ats6so®&C9for extra
state; $7.1597,55f0r extra round hoop Ohio—market
closing fine. ,
Wedskt—Market opened lQ2c better, closing heavy
atß[email protected] _ - -
Gn>xx—Wheat 183 c better, and in good demand at
fbr Mil
waukee club; $1.i3915g foraaberUiLrilsX9ls7for
winter red western; |U3oais3for. amber Michigan.
Barley a shade firmer.. con 193 c better and In good
demafid,at fee ihlppUf «aliedirc»tenilA
store, closing with sales report ed at *1.2701.28 afloat.
Oats [email protected] better at 88©Uic for western. Including
tOJXQ bush western, dellrerable in ten days at Mo.
AVcot—Quiet but firm. Sales of domestic fleece at
79 certs.
PxraounJK—Unsettled. Refined In bond 450 IDc.
I*sotisions—Pork market without material change
SCO brls new mess, January and February delivery, at
gIOO. Beef quiet and unchanged. * Bacon aides in
ir demand; city short clear lie; city cat boUlea in
bulk at 10c and 9«c for Cumberland cat, deliverable
.In December and January. Dressed bogs Arm at7KO
75fc for western. Lard quiet and unchanged. Bntier
firm.
The Foreign Markets.
By Telegraph.]
[Peb Steaiqb Caxada.
- Lttxbpool, JfOT.23.
. Cottox—Clopcd buoyant at an advance of *t<l for
American, and IdOlVu for Egyptian and Surat*. The
market closed on Friday buoyant and a trifle higher.
Beeadstcttß— Steady, Richardson, Spcncc £ Co.
and others report flour quiet and steady. Wheat firm
grtjjter redSa [email protected]ß M. Com quiet—mixed
Peotisioitb— Qnlet and steady. Bacon Inactive at
Is decline, chiefly on Inferior. Lard firmer and 6d
higher.
, Gnooßmxs—Sugar active and laQls 6d higher. Cof
fee tends downward. Prices is lower.
PwnoLzinr—yerydull,[email protected] Sdfor refined and
15 pounds 5a for crude.
Bbeamtottb—Baring’s circular' reports wheat
firmer and 1» higher. Flonr - firmer. - Corn steady.
...CnocißiES—Sugar still advancing and Is higher.
Coffee steady. Tea quiet.
. PrrcoLruar—Quiet at Is Ud for refined, and 17
' pounds fbr erode.
. Peovisioss—Quiet and steady except lard which
(ends downward.
• SxciißiTXxs— American securities in active demand
and moil descriptions nominal: I. C. shares 23 dis
count: V.5.5560. Consols closed Friday at 92>{@92V
formoney.' Bullion in the hank has dccllncu SLOOO
pounds. •
New Tork Stock at
nd Money Market.
New Tons, Dec. 11,1863.
Stocks rather dull.
U. 8. to’Slregtd 10l«
U. S.lyr cert 103*
Mo. Be.. €6*
Tcnn. Cs, 90.. 59
N. Y. C .IS2W
C. A Tol 1U
Erie
Reading .119*
M. c 127 V
m.s ::::::::::::::
J#. B. gtd.... :.13l
111. Ceu. eertp ;.U7V
M.iP.duC. !. S*
C.*P ~105 V
G. A C....„ ...;.108V
C. A R. 1 101 y
P.Ft. W.& C 62 V
C.AN.W 81
A. &T.U 1.56
STOCKS.
Steady.
U. S. 6s, *Bl conpJo9®lo£>* |
Money easy and In good supply at 7 V cent.
Sterling Exchange quiet at 1610165.
Gold irregular and unsettled—opening at 51V, ad
vancing to K, and closing dull at sb*.
Oswego Market—Dec. 11.
From—Finn.
Gkaet—'Wheat firmer and nominally higher: prime
winter red Indiana held at sl.lß. Cora scarce: oriole
lots held at SLBO. - *
St. Louis Markets—Dec. 11.
TtouE—Declined 22c within past two day*.
GsAix-Wheat and oats declined. Com unchanged.
Memphis Cotton Market.
Mxxnnp, Dec. 9, via Cairo, Dec. 11,15C3.
Cottox—Dull, alight sales at [email protected] The ateamcr
Olive Branch brought to Mcmphjs42l bales ofcotton
belonging to the Government and 23 bales on private
account. Tbe Glendale arrived here from Memphis
with sto bales for Cincinnati.
Ntto abbertisements.
The rush for eyeritts,
157 Lake street, is tremendons. Every pleasant
day his room# are crowded. Photographs can be
taken at bis rooms in cloudy weather. Come at once
and avoid the crowd. Cartes deVisite only taper
dozen. idelS-fcSQS-U] RAY NIA9, Agent.
A BARGAIN IST BRIDGEPORT.
.Ol To Packers and others. Lot 2, Block 28. C. T.
Subdivision, Sec. 29, T. 59, R. il, containing about 2)f
acres, on Uie corner of Archer Hoad and Green street,
nearly opposite the new Reform School, will be sold
forsi,SCo cash, or for $4,500, half cash,and balance
In three or Cvo years, with Interest. Apply to M, A.
ROKEL, N0.9 Masonic Temple, Dearborn street, Bo
llcltor for the proprietor. del2-a3IS-2t-net
rpHE MEMBERS OF CLEVE
JL LAND Lodge No. 211, F. & A.'M., are requested
to meet at their Hall, No. 80 West Randolph street,
on SUNDAY, 15th Inst., at 1 o’clockP. JL, to pay the
last tribute of respect toonr late brother. Cant. H.L.
ROWELL, of Company C, 69th (Railroad) Regiment
Illinois VclnntccTß, who was Ullcd in the Jute en
gagement near Chattanooga. Members of the order
are Invited to attend. N.W.HUNTLEr, W.M. ■
Per BxsbtSwzit, Secretary. deli-sTJMt
IMPROVED SHEEP.—-There are
twenty-oneyonngbreedlng ewes, from Imported
Sooth Down Sheep, all warranted In lamb Sy the
bncks presented to Ex-Mayor Wentworth by the
Prince of Wales, after bis late visit to this country,
still unsold at Summit Station, on the St.Louli Rail
road, in Cook county. It persons cannot call, they
can send fifteen dollars for each sheep they want, and
the sheep will be well boxed, supplied with food for
the longest Journey,and delivered at the depot. Also
a few choice February Buck Lambs, now At for ser
vice. Direct to the subscriber, care of Hon. John
Wentworth, Chicago. . HENRY HAY.
dcl2-sSOS-2td-2tw .
XTOTICE TO ENROLLED HEN.
JL v Persona who have been enrolled for the coming
draft will bo received Into the United States Navy
until Jon. sth, IS6I,
To Serve for One Tear,
On board the Gunboats of the Kblaeippl River Squad
ron. There Is no marching In this service, bnt good
quarters on board ship, meals at regular noars, and
bat ONE TEAR to serve. Apply at u. S. Naval Ren
dezvous, Chllch’s Block, comer North Clark and
NorthWater-etß.,(qnstalM.) JOHN D.IIAHTT,
Master U. S. N., Com. Nar. Rendezvous.
TTEADQUARTERSFOR GENTS
XA AND BOYS LINEN COLLARS.
78 Randolph Street, up-stairs.
Over McGrath's Paper Store. The best made at $1 JO
and $2 (0 per dozen; half dozen at the same rate.
Call and examine. It pays. dtS-sS-lfltnet
Steam to Europe.
The Steamship KANGAROO, cf the Liverpool, New
York and Philadelphia Steamship Company, will sal)
.from New York on WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16lh. at
noon, for Cork and Liverpool.
RATES or PASSAGE nr cttbbixct:
New York to Cork or Liverpool, Ist c1aw..........585
Now York to Corker Liverpool, 3d claaj 35
Persons wishing to bring out their friends can tray
tickets ftom Liverpool or Cork to Chicago for $52 In
notes. Sailing ship passage $32 to Chicago.
a _ AJjplv to F. A. EMORY, Agent, -
deS-egC-Stnet Co Clnrk-st., cor. of Randolph,
"OTE AND EAR.—'Dr, Uuder
_fi—i wood, celebrated for bis critical operations on
the Eye and Ear, and extraordinary cares of the
most obstinate diseases of thosadcllcato organs, con
tinues his practice ot No. 124 Randolph street. Dr
U. has dcroied twenty-eight years of his professional
life (o the treatment of diseases of the Eye and Ear.
daring nine of n hlch he has practised In Chicago.
Artificial Eyes and Ear-Drums Inserted.
ded-sSI-Slnec
ORIENTAL POWDER CO.
Offer for sale a superior quality of
GIOTOWDEK,
From Blfle size to Coarse Ducking. Sportsmen are
offered the celebrated Diamond Grain Powder.
G. HEWHALL. Jb.. Agent,
16-Hirer street.
del-rSU-STtnct
POSITIVELY THE CLOSING
sale, commencing this SATURDAY afternoon
at 2 o'clock, wo shall close the sale by auction of
those splendid
Linen Goods, Blankets, &c.
This Is the last chance. Those who hare not sup
plied themselves will do well to attend this sale.
GILBERT A SAMPSON, Auctioneers,
44, 46 AND 48 DEARBORN STREET.
delS-sSI-Hlatp
TE ET H POSITIVELY Ex
tracted
WITHOUT PAIN,
By the use of the new Anaesthetic—the “Mnhrlteof
Oxygen,” or improved Nitrous Oxid, at the Dental
Rooms of Drs. BUSH & NOBLE, 156 Clark street.
dcl2-sSS-lt
NEW BUCKWHEAT FLOUR.
WARRANTED PURE.
Put up In barrels or 125 ponnd sacks. Orders from
the country promptly filled. SPRDANCE, PRESTON
& CO., 170 South Water street. delO-sIQS-Stnct
1 Christmas and New Tears.
The CRAIGMICROSCOPE, with moun
ted objects, constitutes an appropriate
and hcamithl Holiday Gift, for old or
young; combining Instruction with
ment, magnifying about 100 diameters, or
10.000 times, being the power most fre
quently required, and yet so simple that
a-child can nselt. It is mailed prepaid
for $3.25; with 6 beautiful mounted ob
jects $3; with 21 objects $5. Liberal dis
count to dealers. AddressHunrrCjLaio.
£35 Broadway, New York.
de7-rtSS-St*BAT-ru*Tn-net
Henry female seminary.
The second term of this institution, Mrs.S.A.
Cooley, Principal, commences
Monday, Jannary-4,
Board, H. 35 per week, room rent Included. Tui
tion, from $t to'.Pi ; Music $lO per quarter.
Henry, Marshall county, 18. dell-aat6-stnet
CHEAP FOR CASH.
Four lots on Kankakee avenue, Just south of Har
din Place (Twenty-ninth street). The owner lives In
Ohio, and will be m the city bat a few dava.
N. P. IOLEUABT & CO.,
dcll-s2SG-2tnet ISLasallo street.
HEATING FUR STAGES,
(BEECHER’S PATENT,)
AX BEECHER & PARKER'S,
260 MADISON STREET.
dc!2-s32Mt
rjIHE GRAIN'D ‘TRUNK
AND .
VERMONT CENTRAL.
BOSTON,
Fare $4.75,
BUFFALO AND NE.W YORK,
Fare >149, ;
LESS THAN VIA ANT OTHER LIKE
Passengers get foil benefit of theabove by purchas
leg tickets at the
Grand Trunk Ticket Offlecs Only.
56 Dearborn street, Chicago,
48 Clark street, Chicago,
241 Alain street, Milwaukee
8. T. WEBSTER, Weal'n Agt, G. T.B.
L. F. HUBBARD. West’n Agt. Ttfkntral.
C.J.BRVDGE3, Managing Director. delte32l-3t
JypW BOOKS, NEW BOOKS.
Miss Warner's New Book.
The Old Helmet; by.the author of the Wide, WUq
World, 2 vols., $250.
John Foster on the Improvement of Time, $1.06.
The Jewish Tabernacle; by the Rev. HI shard New
ton. D. D.. $l5O. ■ _ n , :
The Safe Compass;, by Rev. Richard Newton, D.
tfheToucg Parson. *1.25.
Tho Presbyterian Historical Almanac for 1863, $341;
Heaven our Home, SISCL
My Farm at Edgewood; by Ik.-Marvel. 6150.
Letters to the Joneses: by Holland, fljlA.
. Headship cf Christ; by Hash Miller, 6150.
Hitter's Geographical studies, $123.
. TheMlraclcaof Christ; by H0vey.61.28. - --
. The Sunbeam Stories; by the author of “Trap to
Catch a Sunbeam,'* 6150.
. Peter Parley’s Own Story, 61 JO. •
A very fine amortment of HEW JUVENILES AND
ALBUMS fbr.tbePolldayK :
- w ?•**•*•
Neto auberttsmmts.
THE GREATEST
RETAIL
CLOTHING
HOUSE
WEST OP NEW YORK.
DE GRIFF & POOLE,
Cor. Randolph] and State streets,
(M A 06Randolph and 66,63 A7O State streets,)
3,000 OVERCOATS,
Banging in price from $6 to $95,
EMBRACING ALL COLORS, QUALITIES AND
STYLES.
Coats, Pants and Tests,
Of RYBRY IMAGINABLE COLOR and AT.t,
QUALITIES.
Onr STYLES of COATS ere COMPOSED of the
following, being the LATEST INTRODUCED In
NEW YORK CITY:
Double-Breasted English Walking Coats,
Single-Breasted English Watting Coats,
Double-Breasted Sachs,
Single-Breasted Sachs, and Single-Breasted
Froths,
All made (tom ENGLISH, FRENCH, SCOTCH and
AMERICAN CASSIMERES and BEATEKS, and
made and trimmed In a superior manner, equal to
anything ever before brought to this city.
We hare also a LARGE LINE OF
DRESS SUITS,
CONSISTING OF
FUTE and EXTRA TINE BLACK CLOTH
FROCKS; do. in BLACK DOESKIN PANTS;
do. in BLACK and FIGURED SILK AND
VELVET VESTS.
While we to say of our “ Large Store”
or “Mammoth Stock," and claim no advantage over
the “World," we are not willing to concede that any
house here engaged in the trade has any advantages
over us, and advise the “Citizens of Chicago and
Traveling Public,” before being governed by ap
parent “ Strong Inducements,” to call and
EXAMINE OUR GOODS AND PRICES
AND THEN BE
Governed by their own Judgment.
BE GRAFF & POOLE.
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FJiO LOVERS OF THE DRAMA.
PLAYS.
McNALLY & CO.,
SI street,
ITiito added to their already largo stock, 5.000
AMERICAN AND ENOE.mil PLATS, making u the
largest and most complete assortment west of New
York. They hare also a large lot of
COMIC DRAMAS,
For College, Camp or Cabin—Male Characters only.
DRAMAS FOR BOYS—Male Characters only..
HOME PLAYS FOB LADIES-Femalc Characters
only.
AN EVENING AMUSEMENT—An original Come
dy, a Burlesque and Farce.
SHAKSPEARE’S Mrs. Clark.
Amateur ClnbevColleges, Schools, and Dealers'sup
pllcdat publisher's prices. Catalogues sent free by
mall. de!2-5335-lt
THE DAYS OF SHODDY.
A Novel of the Great Rebellion of 1861.
BY HENRY HORFORD.
AUTHOR OF
“SHOULDER STRAPS,”
With a Portrait on Steel of the Author.
Price 51.C0 In paper, or $1.50 In cloth. 1 voL, 12m0.,
500 pages.
THE PERSONS TALKED ABOUT
IN THIS GREAT BOOK ARE
Major Robert Anderson;' Silas C. Herring, Safe
manufacturer; Bayard Taylor; President Lincoln;
B.P.Bownsend; Joan Anderson; Mrs. John Wood,
•Manageress and Comedienne; Mr. Beach, of Catsltlu
Mountain Capt. Anderson, of Champlain
■‘learner*United States;" the lateE.G.P. WUtins;
Edwin Forrest, Edwin Booth, Charles Dillon, J. W.
Wallack, G. L. Pox and Bobt. Johnston, actors and
managers: Dumas, Dickens, Balzac, Bulwer, Kennl
more Cooper, W. Glllmore 6tmma,Cobb and Ned
Buntilns, novelists; Nathaniel Hawthorne,novelist
and essayist: Fernando Wood; Col. Lcffert?, seventh
Resident; the late Cols. Vosburgh and Abel Smith:
Cols. McLcary, Plckney, Le Gal, Corcoran, Butter
field, Lyon?, TompkinSjSchwarzwaelder.Grabam and
Wood: Cols. Dnryea, Hawkins, McChesney, Bendlx
and Stiles; Gen.biouzhton; the late John Keese.and
his son the late Jonathan Lawrence Kecsc, of Brook
lyn ; Theodore Winthrop; Col. Billy Wilson, of the
•‘Zouaves;" Col.Elmer E.Etlswortb; Hinton Rowan
Helper; the anthorcss of “ Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Sec*
retary Seward. Lord Lyons, Prince Gortschakoff
and Connt Montholoa; Cole, church and Gif
ford, painters; Governor Edwin D. Morgan, Roht.
Campbell, David R. Floyd Jones, Bobt. Dennison,
Chas. G. Myers, Philip Dorshclmcr, Van R. Rich
mond, Cols. Davies, Slocum, Peck and D’Utassv;
Gen. Banka; Governor Andrew, of Massachusetts;
General Chester E. Arthur;- Chief Engineer John
Decker, and Treasurer John S. GUci.of the New York
Fire Department; Major John A. Cregler, and Capts.
Jobs Coy Ip, £dw»rtl Byrn., M tcliacl C. Murphy. JOlia
Downey, John B. Leverick, Wm. H. Burns, Michael
A. Tagcn. William llackctt, John Wildcy and Andrew
D. Purtell.of the Fire Zouaves: Mr. William XL
Wickham, Ex-President of the New York Fire De
portment; Mr. and Mn. John Jacob Astor, Jr.:Qene
ral John A. Dlz; Mr-.E.K.Collins, of the old “Collins
Line;" Rev. Wm.P. Corbitt; Madame Goriest, the
tragic singer; Fan Amburgh and Drlcsbach, the beast
tamers; Commodore Nutt: Stephen Pearl Andrews;
Orson Hyde; the Emperor Louis Napoleon; Mitchell,
of the Old Olympic; John G. Whittier; Gerald Massey,
Mackworth Pried; General Gilmore, of the “Swamp-
Angels;” Joe Jefferson, comedian; Laird, of the
flttn Ward Museum Hotel; Col, Noah L. Farnham
of the Fire Zouaves: General B. F. Butler; Col. Loo
ser.-of the Fire Zouaves; Shcridlau Knowles; Col.
0.8. Wilcox: Capt. Herndon. Capt. Luce and Capt.
Follsnshee; EllotWarbnrton; Cape. Oilman Appleby,
E. L. Davenport, tragedian; Mary Gannon, come
dienne; Adelina and Carlotta Patti; Trimble, the
architect; Karl Muller, sculptor; Wm. E. Burton :
Gen. Schcnck; Cyrus W. Field; Lieut. Wm.H. White. ‘
of the “Mexican War Sketches;” “AO. the
Zouave war-correspondent t Gen. Scott; Qcn. Mc-
Dowell:Gen.Beanregard;GcneralsTvlcr and Run
yon; Colonels Hunter. Helntzelman, Miles, Keyes,W.
T. Sherman. Franklin. Andrew Porter, Schenck,
Richardson,Burnside, Howard, Blenker and Davies;
Captain Ayres, of “Ayres’ Battery;” CoU.Walrath;
Capt. Carlisle, of Carlisle's Battery; Capt. Griffin,
of •* Griffin's Battery;” Col. Slocum; Major Ballou,
and Lr. Col. Wheaton, of First Rhode Island ; Cnl.
Martin, Seventy-first New York; Col. Martin aodLt.
Col. Flake, Second New Hampshire; Col. Sykes, regu
lazs; Col. Gorman, Pint Minnesota; Col. Ginrko,
Eleventh Massachusetts; Col. Lawrence, Fifth Mas
sachusetts; Lt.Col. Comstock and Col. Woodhurr,
First and Fourth Michigan: Col. J.H. Unbirt Ward,
Thirty-eighth New York tCapt. Arnold. of** Arnold's
Battery Cols. Tucker, Berry and Dnnnels, Third,
Fourth and Fifth Maine; Col. St. Clair. Second Ver
montjCol. Corcoran and Lt. Col, Haeertr, Sixty
ninth New York: Col. Cameron, Seventy-ninth New
York; CoL Quimby, Thirteenth Now York: Lt. Col.
Peck, Second Wisconsin; Cols. Burnham, Terry and
Chatfleld, First, Second and Third Connecticut; Cel.
Jameson, Second Maine; Captain Ricketts, of “Rick
etts'Batterv;” Capt. Alexander,puglnccrs; Gen.Joe
Johnston; Col.Barry.FourthMiine; Quartermaster
Lt. Corcell. Eighth New York; Major James Wads
worth; Capt.Colburn, regular army.
FOB SALE BT
JOHN R WALSH,
Corner of Madison street and Custom House
Place* Chicago, Illinois*
«,* Copies gent free by mall on receipt of price.
delS'SSS’lt •
JJUY TOUR
Paper, Paper Bags,
Flour and Buckwheat Sacks, &e.,
OF THE.MANUFACTURERS, AT
72 RANDOLPH STREET,
SOCK BIVEB PAPER COMPANY.
Another lot of that Medicated Water Closet Paper
JuaLreceivod—lJoo sheets for 30 cents- dd3-s32a.lt
TVTE have just received
T T a fresh supply of thoso usxqvaixsd
DOIXAB
KID CLOVES,
UfTLAIN BLACK? AND COLOBS.
8 ft 00, :W0 Uto -St;
NUMBER 151.
•Keto ab&ertfspmcnts.
HOLIDAY PRESENTS.
Chicago Carden City
GIFT 'BOOK STOEE.
A NEW GIFT BOOK HOUSE has opened In the
and spacious score,
153 South. Clark Street,
In Morrison's New Block, between Madison and Mon-
roe streets. .
This is the largest and most llberallv conducted es
tablishment of the kind In the United States
A VALUABLE GIFT, worth from FUtv Cents to
One Hundred Dollars. U given with each Book or
Album sold.
Photograph Albums.
Oar stock is the largest In the city, and comprises
over three hundred styles, holding from 11 to 300 pic
tures, In Muslin, Turkey Morocco and Velvet Bind
ings. Many of the styles are made exclusively for our
own sales, and cannot he found at any other store in
Chicago.
Every Album warranted, and sold nt manufactur
ers'price?, ranging from 23 cents to ?35, and a valua
ble Gift given with each.
We have Just received a largo stock of Family Oi
hies, Pravor Books, and Miscellaneous Works from
the New York Trade Sale.
All in Want of Photograph Albums aol Books
Should call and examine onr stock before purchasing
elsewhere.
153 South Clark Street.
B IT Agents wanted. Send stamps for catalogue to
A. ADAMS KELLEY.
Chicago, 111.
cPHAIL’S
STAR PIANO FORTES.
A. IW. nScFhail &, Co n
Of Boston, hare jnst brought out a new Plano Forte,
called the “SMALL STAR.” It has the beautiful
StarScale r lmproved Action, Harp ami Forte Pedals,
Foil Iron Frame, with Rosewood Case, Overstrung
Bass, and Seven Octaves In Compass. The musical
profession of Boston have pronounced It
“The Best Small Plano Ever ’Me.”
Parties who wont a small Plano fora small room
should by all means purchase one of these Instru
ments.
For sale wholesale and retail by
H. T. MERRILL & CO.,
113 XZdndolph. Street,
EVERT INSTRUMENT WARRANTED.
del2-sM3-3t-sa-TATii-net
QARDMBEMH
&
WILLIAMS.
t .a. nsr isr mi k,s
AND DEALERS IN
LEATHER
AND
FINDINGS,
331 Lake Street, 331
CHICAGO, ILL.,
Arc now prepared to fill orders f<ft Kip, Calf and Up
per Leather, of their own Tannage.
Soil, Pliable and Easily Crimped,
And warranted equal In durability and finish to any
American Leather. Our Calf Skins arc very
closely selected, and Dee of cuts.
Also, a large stock of French EJp and Calf of best
brands, for aalc by tbe single skin, dozen or caac, at a
slight advance over New York prices.
likuus j.iu minxes or an kimis.
MOEOCCGS, PEBBLED CALF, CALF SKE3
Tanned with tne hair on.
Also, Tools, Shoe Machinery, and everything needed
In the Shoe line.
IS~ Orders Carefully and Promptly Pilled,
HIGHEST MARKET PBICE PAH) FOB
HIDES AND CALF MS,
Tannery on the South Branch*
no2l-r3BG-6w-ltew s net
REMOVAL.
In contemplation of onr chance of location to the
new first class marble front stores.
19 & 21 Lake Street,
On or about the Ist of January next.
We Invite an examination of our UNEQUALLED
ASSORTMENT of
SEASONABLE GOODS.
We shall offer SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS IK
PRICES upon desirable
JOB LOTS,
To reduce our stock of Worsteds, Woolens, Dress
Goods and Dry Goods generally. Bayers will be
nuable to duplicate onr bargains in any other market
BOWEN BROTHERS,
Importers, Jobbers and Commission Mcrchahts,
72, 74 & 76 LIKE STREET.
HOLIDAY GOODS.
PIKE, BEAUTIFUL AND RARE
ITOYELTIE S
RECENT IMPORTATIONS.
ELEGANT VASES,
MANTLE ORNAMENTS,
PUNCH BOWLS, LIQUOR CASES,
CIGAR STANDS. GLOVE BOXES.
WRITING DESKS,
JEWEL CASES AND STANDS,
DRESSING CASES, BRONZES.
Every grade of
China, Terra Cotta, Bisque, Wedge
wood, Parian and Lava Articles.
Also, a superb stock of
Silver Plated Goods,
OP THE BEST QUALITY.
An earl? selection very desirable. An examination
alone will satisfy. Prices as low as any house la
tbe country.
BOWEN BROTHERS,
IMPORTERS, Scc^
73 Lake Street.
de^sVMtaet
Teas! Teas! Teas!
YOUNG HYSON,
IMPERIAL,
GUN POWDER,
, JAPAN,
BLACK
We have a large and fine stock which we arc selling
at EASTERN PRICES.
WILLIAMS. SMITH & CO,
Wholesale Grocers,
deU-san-Stnet • . 15 South Water streot.
AN ELEGANT NEW BOOK
-tl. . .FOBBQYS,
Tha Adwntuit tflMdi Onilow tho
G. W; H- 9‘^ri?s^^Bs°*i™ ted -> Trica
•i • -t .r*t:
- Nete aubfrtisetnfnlß?
PROSPECTUS.
“TIE IH MBfc\
A Literary, Family Paper,
Wffl be publL»6ed weekly, by the undersigned, at
Chicago, commencing SATD3CDAY, Jan. 3d, 19U,
IX wax COSTAH
ORIGINAL STORIE3,
Essays, Poems, &c.
ALSO,
ftlisccllaoeons Selection? of
CHOICE MATTER.
We have made arrangements with some ot the*
best writers In this city and other portions oflho
country to assist In filling Its pages: the whole tohe
under the supervision of an ezperieneed'editor; and
we shall spare neither laborfeor expense la m»Mag
it an Interesting, attractive f*mnj paper—one **»«*
will become a welcome visitor to the domestic cir
cle, and a source of pleasure and profit to every lover
Ot choice reading.
We firmly believe—with hundred* of others who
uavo given this matter careful attention—that the
“ Great West” la now large enougb.'aud, possessed
of sufficient talent* to have a periodical Htentnro
of its own. Indeed, the NECESSITY"of a well con
ducted, high-toned literary-paper la and . VOS the
West,hnslongbeen apparent; and every considera
tion having any practical bearlng-ln the ease* points
to Chicago os the proper place at which each an en
terprise should be established. It Is with the view of
supplying this want—atleast In part—that theUNIOK
BANNER has been brought Into existence. We cor
dially invite all who consider our enterprise a land
able one, to co-operate with ns In endeavoring to
..unfurl our BANNER in every household la the North
west.
The BANNER will be neatly printed oh a large
sized sheet, in fbllo form, and win contain thlrty-twa
columns of matter. It wllfbo In every respect a
FIRST-CLASS LITERARY PAPER.
Forties designing to subscribe for the BANKER,
will do well to send In their subscriptions prior to
the first of January, la order, to commence with the
first number leaned.
Great Inducements to Yearly
Subscribers.
For the porpose of affording an Inducement—other
than that found la the value of the paper. Itself—Cor
persons to become subscribers, we offer the follow
ing . .
VALUABLE GIFTS.
i paw,
1 GOLD WITCH,
1 SEHTISG HACHOE, (Grover & Baker’s
Cabinet Case, the party drawing
to hare the choice of stitch)
i arioDEos, •
SET LADIES’ JEWELRY, -
[’SILVER PITCHER, -
FAMILY BIBLE, -
Every person subscribing and paying one ycartt
subscription for the BANKER prior to the first of
July, 18W, will be entitled to an equal chance In the
distribution of the Gifts, which win he made at th « fc
time, as follows: • ‘ '
Each subscriber's name will be registered and amo.
bered on receipt of his remittance, and a numbered
receipt wilt bo returned to'them corresponding to .
their number la the register 1 . When the distribution.
Is made, the whole of the number* win be placed la
the wheel, and drawn out under the supervision of
disinterested parties. The first number drawn wm
entitle the holder of it to the named m the
list, and so on, tin an the gifts are drawn. A correct -
statement of the drawings will Immediately be pub
lished in the BANNER, thus enabling each subscriber
to know Just what he la entitled to.
Parties living oatof the <elty drawing the gifts wll
have them forwarded as they may order.
Price of subscription to Man Subscribers, payable
in advance—
One Tear...
Six Xoatha.
Single Copy.
News Dealers is the Country will be supplied with
tbeßAKKEßatPubUshera’prieee foUowisg
Wholesale Hews" Dealers of Chicago: JQHN Bh
WALSH. McNALLT.* .CO., BAMPORD * BALD
WIN. and C. SHEAVES,
To City Subscribers, who receive their'papers by
carriers, the price will bo t£so per annum,or that,
proportion for the time for which they subscribe!
None but will be entitled*
to a eliance.-in tbe distribution of Gills.
. The BASHER will be famished to dabs st the fol-.
lowlngrates: Six copies (with the same number of
chanceaifWJO, and at the same rates for all additional
numbers.
AS AN INDUCEMENT
Por parties to get up dabs for the BASHER, we offer
the following premiums, in addition to tbe commit*
slon above specified: .
Top tie largest club of yearly - sub-
a enters
For the second largest.
For the third
To W given in such articles of Jewelry as those pro
curing the cluba may select at the store of J. H.
Hoes. U7 Lake street, Chisago. AU names sent la
prior to the Ist of July, IK*, win bo included la this
offer, end at that time the names of those entitled to
Hie premiums win be published, with'the number ot
subscribers obtained by each one.: -
AU remittances (or subseripUona must* be ad*
dressedto
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“UNION' BANNER,”
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