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CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
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Chicago tribune.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19. 186b.
Tins NEWS*
The War in Virginia is putting on some
ofits old phases again, and its history is
renting itaelC Thus the rebel cavalry
leader, Btuart, is at his old pranks again, in
the rear of our army. The indications are
that the winter wjj£ not bo a quiet one in
that theatre of war, if the rebels continue
, 3)8 they have begun their restored system
of strong mills through our lines.
. The dispatches tell us that the Demo
cratic members of Congress are incorpo
rating the new movement of the party,
looking to a complete change of front, pre
paratory to the Presidential campaign. At
a caucue, on .Wednesday evening, they
were unanimously In favor ol voting nil
the men and means required for the vigor
ous prosecution of the war,' and it
is given put that a thorough war
platform. is the Democratic programme
for the . future. right gentle
men, “Come .in out of the wet” Or
'as the callow Canadian conductor once
raid On the plat
-ibnn, u Oome into the t toggin men y<?U get
hooried cot timr? These Democrats had
Letter come into the. wagon, for assuredly
they will get hurt outside. Already their
party has been badly run over. Let them
oome In and. stand shoulder to
shoulder' -with loyal men, and when
•the news thereof reaches Richmond
JcfE Davis wfli pack his little
walise for foreign parts, and Mcmminger,
who is hunting scraps of paper all through
*he Confederacy,' on Capt Cuttle’s principle
of "when found make a note of” will issue
himself ns foreign exchange. All this, if
these Democrats mcaif what they say, but
if as w© fear is the case with some of them,
Ihry come into the Union ranks as Lee
oarnc into Pennsylvania, on a rebel errand,
4hc invasion will work them harm; they
will find their Gettysburg.
We give a very full and important report
of the doings of the Assessors’ Convention
tit Cleveland.
The news from Grant’s command by
telegraph and correspondence is of a high
ly interesting character.
The news from Charleston is highly en
couraging. The storm has proved 100
much for the rebel obstructions, which
have been lifted bodily and broken up by
she action of the waves. There is believed
mow to be a chance for Uahlgren to u ‘
in,” if such be his disposition. Our last
advice* stated that it was the current ru
mor in the fleet that a celebrated dentist
was at work upon the Admiral’s teeth, and
that when this was finished the warm work
would begin. That was what the blue
jackets were saying, week before last
Possibly the Admiral is getting ready to
go ashore at Charleston, an operation that
requires preparation on the part of your
•old tar.
FROM BLOOMLTGTO.'V.
Heeling of (lie Illinois State Hoard of
Education.
fSpccial Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.}
BnoojaifOTOK, Id., Bee. 15, 3863.
The State Board of Education met in semi
annual session at Bloomington on Wednes
day lost. The following members were pres
ent: W. H. Wells, W. H. Green, Colonel T.
J. Picket, W. M. Hatch, Perkins Boss, and J.
P. Brooks, State Superintendent and ex-ojjlclo
Secretary of the Board.
In the absence of tbc President, W. H.
Wells, of Chicago, was appointed Chairman.
Tlio Committee on Officers and Teachers
recommended the permanent appointment of
William L. Pillabnry as Principal of the
Model School, connected with the State Nor
mal University, .at a salary of SI,OOO per an
num ; and of Miss Marion Hammond as As
sistant Teacher, at a salary of $550. The
Principal was autfioiued to employ L. B.
Kellogg for thei'cznainiug part of the year at
n salary not exceeding SSOO per annum. The
recommendations were adopted.
The Board decided that five per cent of
the gross income from every source shall, in
future, he set aside as a sinking fund, invest
ed iu 5-20 bonds, and to bo need in any emer
gency for extra expenccs needed in the Nor
mal University.
It was also decided that when the number
of students in the University shall amount to
250, that no more shall be admitted from any
county which may be represented by ten
students. It.wne stated as a justification of
this decision, that all tho counties will soon
be fully represented, and that then It will be
impossible to admit more than the number
allowed by law—two from each county and
one from each representative district
Several bills were approved, and claims
long outstanding were adjusted.
The Grammar of W. H. Wells was adopted
as n text book for use in the University.
A committee consisting of Messrs. SV. H.
Goudy, W. 11. Green, Newton Bateman, J. S.
Moulton and IV. M. Hatch was appointed to
investigate the disbursement of the $85,000
appropriated two years ego by the Legisla
ture for the use of the University.
The Board then adjourned.
LATER FROK EUROPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE AUSTRALASIA.
Nkw York, Dec. 18.—The Australasia from
1 ivrniool. Dec. sth, arrived here at 0 o’clock
this evening.
She brings the following additional lutelli
jrenco:
A great storm of three days duration hod
proved most disastrous to England, both on
land and sea. The damage done to property
Is extensive, and the coast was strewn with
wrecks.
At Holy Head fifty-four bodies floated into
Hie harbor.
A letter in the London Dufy says Ills
understood that the new rebel privateer Rap
pahannock, Is still believed to be at Calais,
she is vftry fast, and the writer charges that
at is well understood, at Sheerncss what slit
was intended for.
The Pope of Rome had received a deputa
tion from the Confederates, who presented
Ictteipfrom Jeff Davis. It is believed that the
.reception had no official character, and that
the letter was merely complimentary. •
A great mooting was held at Preston, and
passed resolutions in favor of coutiulng neu
tral.
It is reported that an undoubted ram was
lately launched at Hull, with steam up, and
immediately put to eea with sundry south
ern looking gentlemen.
It is also reported that there is danger of
-complications between Trance and America,
owing to California and Sonora supplying
Ibc Mexicans with arms.
The war steamers recently sold by the
Dritish Admiralty,Mu addition to the Victor,
tdiat Rappahannock, were the Phccnix,
Cyclops uud Amphlon—the latter a twentv
ssix gun screw frigate. It Is feared they arc
1 utended for the rebels.
Austria and Prussia have offered to abide
by the treaty of 1852, as regards the crown of
Denmark. Great Britain will advise Den
mark to make concessions, and thercbv re
move all anger and hostilities.
Denmark will regard the entrance of Fed
eral troops into Holstein as a declaration of
war. The Federal Diet, however, is not yet
determined to cany out coercive measures.
Cotton closed with a decline of
Fould’s financial statement shows that the
accumulated deficits now reach OTAOOO.QMf,
smdaloauofSoo,Uoo,o9of is proposed. The
Mexican expenses during the vear will reach
210,000, OOOC
Three ships arc fitting out to blockade
the western coast of Mexico as far as Aca
pulco.
Tbe bourse is firm at C 7-10.
The position of.the Dano-German ques
tion la unchanged. England and Russia arc
making movements for a pacific adjustment
of it
Lokdok, Dee. C. — The British Crown law
ven, have announced the condemnation of
\|‘ c Untibh ]«u-k «■ Spring Bok” by the New
J ork District Court as illegal and vexations,
Lord Lyons is to remonstrate,
tv iT *? kK '? ec - 18 —The steamer City of
usblugton, from Liverpool Doc. 2dL and
Quuuittown 3d, nn-lvcd t£ia moraine.
Flour was elcadv. Wheal Arm; holders
ask higher rates. Cora firmer and 6d higher.
I.Kri:n-1 horeday.—Breadstuff, qulefand
steady. Provisions closed dull, and tendeim*
downward. J .
The Bank of England advanced the rotes of
interest to 7 and then to 8, causing a depres
sion in funds.
Escaped from Libby Prison.
Baltjwoke, Dee. IS.—Two Union prison
ers. Cant N. T. Arnold, of the slst Indiana,
und lient. J. T. Skelton, of the 17th lowa,
who escaped from Libby Prison a week ago,
arrived here to-day. - - 1 - •
VOLUME xvn.
INTERNAL REVENUE.
Tbe National Assessors’ Conrentioa
at Cleveland.
Important Dcbates-Thc Amend
ments Proposed.
[From Our Own Reporter.]
Cextxlakd. Ohio, Dec. 17,1863.
SECOND DAT.
Agreeable to adjournment, the National
Convention of United States Assessors com
menced IU second day’s session at 9 o’clock
this morning, the President, Peter Page,
Esq., in the chair. One name was added to
the roll in the New York delegation.
Upon bring called to order, the Convention
at once proceeded to the consideration of the
reports of the standing committees, three of
which were discussed during the morning
session and recommitted for the Iniroduc- •
tion of amendments. Without any final ac
tion the Commute at half-past Ip.m. took a
recess till three. ■ *
AFTERKOOK SESSION.
The Convention met at three and resumed
the consideration of the reports of Standing
Committees. The following recommenda
tions and proposed amendments upon the
branches of the law indicated were adopted:
Ok Licenses, from page 58 to 64:
To amend Section by striking out the excep
tion of Incorporated banks from the payment of Li
cense, andby making them, insurance companies,
and mercantile agcnclefl subject to the payment of
the license tax of SIOO.
That a licensed auctioneer ought, under one li
cense, to be permitted to do business. In person,
anywhere in the Stote where licensed. That auc
tioneers doing a email business ought to pay less
license tax than at present; that such license tax
ought to be graded tram $5 upward, according to
the amount of their sales.
Wholesale dealers In liquors shonld be taxed for
a license -when their sales do not exceed SIOO,OOO,
$100; exceeding SIOP,WO, $150; when their sales
exceed. $250,000, their license tax should be the
same as wholesale dealers.
BehiU dealers In lienors whose sales exceed
£l,ooo l kit annum, and do not exceed s3,ooo,shonld
Iks taxed S3O for each license; exceeding $3,090,
and not exceeding SIO,OOO, SSO; exceeding SIO,OOO,
and not exceeding $23,000, $75; that retml dealers
whose ammaJ sales exceed $15,000 shonld be taxed
sso for each license.
That paragraph 41, of section 61, as amended,
ought to be amended so that whenever the sales of
a wholesale dealer exceed two millions per annum,
he shall pay licence at the rate of $250 lor each ad
ditional million or fractional part thereof!
Rectifiers shonld be required to returns
monthly to tbc Assistant Assessors, of the number
of barrels of liquor rectified, and the same shonld
paya tax ofSO cents per barrel.
. Lawyers, ca til e-brokers, horse-dealers, physi
cians, surgeons and dentists, should be licensed as
individuals, and not as firms.
Butchers who retail meats exclusively from carts
or wagons, should pay u license tax of $5, without
recura to tno amount of their sales.
Persons who sell patent rights shonld pay a li
cense tax of $lO.
Canal boats, barges andvcssele.should pay $5 for
every 50 tons, and $5 for every additional 109
tons.
The license tax on dealers in lottery tickets
ought to be reduced to $l5O, and gift enterprises
shonld pay a license of SSO.
Insurance agents, whose rccelta of premiums
amount to sl,uoo or more, ought to pays license
tax of $lO.
Keepers orboarding houses ought to pay license
tax as follows, viz: when the annual rental ex
ceeds $50!) and does nor exceed SI,OOO, $lO per an
num; exceeding SI,OOO, S2O per annum,
Persons whose business it is to let real estate or
collect rents for others, except by legal proceed
ings, ought to pay license tax as rent brokers of
S3O, and lawyers and commercial brokers ought
not, by virtue of their licenses as such, to be per
mitted to do this business.
Dealers in produce and other commodities, per
sons, except commercial brokers, who buy farm
products for one or more other persons, or for
themselves, should pay a license tax of $lO, pro
vided that any wholesale or retail dealer who pur
chases lor himself as aforesaid to sell at his usual
place of business, ought not to be subject to4his
Tax, and if their business exceeds ss,ooo,thoy should
word “ tobacconist” in section C 3 of the act
of ISG2, ought to he inserted in the exemption
danse.
Agents offoreign insurance companies ought to
pav a license tax of SSO per annum.
Fish and shell fish peddlers tthat Is, persons who
sell fish exclusively from wagon or cart,) shonld
pay a license tax of only $5.
Draymen, hackmen, cartneu and wagoxunen
should severally pay a license tax of $3 for each
dray, con hack or wagon.
The recommendations of the Commissioner rela
tive to the license taxes arc approved by the Com
mittee.
See. 11 of the act of July, 1662, ought to be so
amended that assessments can bo made against
{xartfoe subject to excise’ tax, at anr time, with the
addition of the penalty prescribed oylaw in cases
of refusal or neglect to make the lists or applica
tions therein specified.
Every person whose business it la to make
wager policies, or keep a record therefor, contln
cent npon the drawing of any numbers or tickets
in a lottery, should pay a license tax oi $lO, as a
wager policy dealer.
Keepers of intelligence offices should pay a
license tax of $lO.
Boarding stable-keepers should pay a license of
$lO, hut hotel keepers should not be subject to
this tax.
Conveyancers shah pay a license tax of $lO.
Every person other than one holding a license as
lawver under this act, whose business it Is to
draw deeds, mortxaqcs, or other legal papers,. or
;o examine titles to real estate, shall be regarded
as a conveyancer under this act, $lO for license.
Dyers shall be taxed $lO.
Barbers with one chair. SS; withmoro than one
chair, $lO, provided their receipts shall exceed
SI,OOO.
That retail dealers (not including dealers in
liquors) whose annual sales exceed SSOO, and do
not exceed sl*ooo, shall pay $5,
That any person whose combined sales of ms
own or any other amounts together to one thon
eand dollars, shall pay $lO.
That paragraph £O, section Cl, bo amended in
line three alter the words 4 * offer for sale,” by add
ing 4 * or for their own use dr consumption. 4 ’
That race courses, excepting agricultural socie
ties, pay a tax license of SIOO.
- Income, lUmtoAPs, Steamboats, Era, from
pace «G to M.
That sections CO, 82,83 and ?5 be amended so as
to provide that all the returns of the several com
panies or corporations shall be made to the Asses
sor of the District where the principal office of
*nch company or corporation is located, instead
of making them to the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, as is now provided m the iaw, and tho
Assessor *hmii return the amount of the tax of
such companies or corporations to the Collector of
his district, who shalfcoUect the same as other
duties or taxes are collected. Further amend sec
tion 62 bv adding to the kinds of companies or
contentions that shall IcTsubject to a tax of 8 per
cent, on their dividends, the following: ** Oas,
Bridge, Canal, Tnrnmke, Express, Telegraph,
Steamboat, Ferry boat, or Manufacturing Compa
nies or Corporations.
INCOME TAX.
Amend so as to provide that tho income returns
shall be received by the Assistant Assessor oa the
Ist of January in each year, instead of May.
Amend section 00 as fellows:—strikeout all af
ter the word “of, 11 in page 81, lino b, to tho word
“Jive” inclusive, in line li, and insert “four hun
dred dollars, and do not exceed the sum of $3,003.
a duty of three per centum upon the amount of
Mich annual gates, profits or Income, over aod
abovr the . said sum of four hundred dollars; if
aaid income exceeds the sum of $5,009, and doss
i-ot exceed the sum of SIO,OOO, & duty of four per
• centum upon the afoount .thereof exceeding four
hundred dollars; if «o!d income exceeds the earn
ol SIO,OOO, and does not exceed the sum of $30,001,
a duty of five per centum upon tbs amount thereof
exceeding $400; if said income exceed the sum of
s£tt,CoJ. a duty of .i? per cent, upon the amount
thereof exceeding $400; and add, “The rate of
tax shall be established by the Assessor prior to
the deduction of the £loo.*’
Amend further by providing that each person be
required to reinm Me total income, so far specify
ing the sources from which It Is derived as to en
able the Assessor to decide what deductions shall
be made therefrom.
Amend section SO so that 44 Gifts’ 1 *>nlt he con
sidered as income. • •
Amend scctionll of the amended 1a w of March
£d. so os to exempt not actually paid from Income
lb an amount not exceeding sisov
INSPECTORS OP emtlTS AND COVPZXSATIOK TO
ASSESSORS,
The committee open this subject submitted that
while satisfied Assessors did not receive an ado*
(juate remuneration fur their labors, they recoin
mend that this bo left entire] v m the hands of
the Commissioners of Internal Revenue and to the
enlightened Judgment of Congress.
Upon the pay of Assistant Assessors, however,
the committee think, it should be increased, and
recommend that in Ucn of Che compensation now
allowed bj law, the several Assistant Assessors he
paidlonr dollars per day for every day actlvelv
employed, and ten cents for every name contained
in the lists as re turned to the Assessor—the in
creased pay to date from the Ist of July. 1863. *
In oraer to obtain correct returns of the manu
facture of spirits, oils and tobacco, which the com
mittee submit are not had under the present sys
tem of operations, the collector having settled and
collected the amount to be paid before anv assess
ment is made by the Assessor, and the latter offi
cer possessing no power to more than request the
returns Jrom the manufacturer, it is recommended
that Inspectors of these articles ho appointed by
and subject to the authority of the Aasessornnder
the control of the Commissioner.
A series of resolutions urging the above recom
mendations upon Congress, concluded the report.
The report upon spirits, ale and porter,
was sent by telegraph to-night, and as.there
arc no additions to be made, docs not need
repeating. .
The report on the equalization of assess
ments was in the Lauds of the committee at
adjournment,- .to he completed with the
amendments, and could not be obtained In
full. The most important recommendations
ore: ; .
That all allowance for repairs, both or
dinary and extraordinary, be abrogated.
Thai no allowance of contingent fund and
undistributed earnings, etc., be permitted.
That there be no deduction for taxes upon
property which is not In Us nature produc
tive or u source of income.
.Thai inicrcct shall be considered a source
of Income when dno and collected.
•' Further legislation upon the manufacture
£f stones ana monuments is recommended—
gravestones and monuments to be taxed to
toll volnc, and all other manufactured stone
three per cent, ad ralorvm ; stone in the
weight to bo exempt
A fine of SSO is recommended for all ply
cre—as showmen, pedlars, &c.—requiring li
censes, and cl»ifning to have them, bnt ref os- 1
inn to show them.
The Committee on Mairaftetudes hare pre
pared a voluminous report, whlchwHl almost'
completely revolutionize the law under .this
head. - 5 1
' The Committee on -Auction Bale»,'BlAngh
.tored nogs, CatUe. &c., wflt slsoj>resonl an
extended and care Folly conßidcrod report,
which will prove of general interest
The Convention will be in session to-night,
with a view to finishing up the business as
nearly as possible, if not quite. There is,
however, much to be done yet, and I appre
hend many members whose'buslnoss impera
tively calls them homo to-morrow morning,
will not see the close of the Convention.
The Convention upon adjourning this after
noon did so to meet in the Angler House
dining room at 8 o’clock, at which time a fine
supper was set, which being done Justice to,
toasts andTcsponscs were liberally had, and
a most hearty occasion of good cheer enjoyed
by aIL . ...
So far, nothing could be more harmonious
than the action of the Convention, each mem
ber apparently looking to what he can do to
enhance not only the importance, but the
agreeable character of the Convention. There
is every reason to believe that the result of
the labors of these gentlemen will present
many errors in the law as It now stands,
which, when corrected, will lead to a much
more perfect and beneficial system in all re
spects. The business will certainly be got
through with to-duy. if.
FROM NASHVILLE.
Military Moremeals, Operations, &f.—Bridge
and Brilmd Buildings—Gen. firait Get
ting Beady for the Spring—Geo.
Bodge’s Command—The Pris
oners—Our Wounded*.
THE SITUATION WITH THE
ARMY OF THE CUMEEHIABD.
[Correspondence of the Missouri Democrat].
Kabhtuxb, Tens., Dec. 11,1863.
In my last, of the 14th insi,, I predicted
that by that date Sherman’s forces wore up
with Longstrect at Knoxville. It toms out
that their advance guard reached KnorviHe
that same night, and that'Longetrcet was on
his retreat up the Tennessee Valley before
next morning. Both Foster's and Sherman’s
cavalry then started in pursuit, of which you
have the particulars ere tlda. A portion of
the large force now around Knoxville will bo
at liberty to repair and hold the railroad os
far south as Cleveland, and northeast towards
Virginia, us far or further than Bristol.
The balance, If the country affords supplies,
can cross Smoky Mountain into western
North Carolina, and give attention to Gover
nor Vance and his Jelt Duvis loving friends.
Possibly he may follow Longstrect whither
soever he goetb, since the forces of the latter
have a holy horror of the Vicksburg boys—
•‘Grant’s hell-bounds,” os, Braggs army
terms them—and thus make sure and perma
nent possession of the extensive salt works
and lead mines of Southwestern Virginia.
Gen. Grant, in the meantime, has the're
pairs of the Memphis <fc Charleston Railroad
in roost earnest progress, especially that por
tion on the south side of the Tennessee
River, between Tuscumbla and Decatur,
around Muscle Shoals, and that between
Bridgeport and Chattanooga. The latter is
nearly ready, only wailing the completion of
the important bridges ot Whiteside and
Bridgeport. Contracts for the bridges of the
former (Tuscumbla and Decatur) were given
out some few weeks ago, amounting to
SOOO,OOO, and twelve large saw-mills in South
ern Illinois are engaged day and night-in saw
ing out the materials.- Boats have.lately
passed up over Muscle Shoals, some of which
will remain on the Upper Tennessee, to carry
supplies to Chattanooga, Knoxville, and aU
Intervening points.
Grant also holds tbc railroad triangle form
ed by Chattanooga, Dalton and Cleveland, and
will repair and rebuild the bridges of that im
portant district between this and February;
after which he will he in readiness to advance
slowly on Atlanta, and refix the railroad os
he passes onward. Then, by early spring, be
will be in excellent condition to march his
veteran-legions info-Central Georgia, and
have a final settlement of all matters in dis
pute with theoligurchs offheaccursed rebell
ion. The railroads and rivers in fals rear will
have piled np all necessary supplies, moun
tains high, at the great stronghold of Chatta
nooga, ms splendid army will have been rest
ed and filled up with new-recruits, and then
the battle tocsin will sound along his extend
ed lines. “ Sweep forward my braves ; do
your duty as heretofore,* and’this shall be
your last'grand campaign.’.’
__ General Dodge, in command of the 2d di
vision, still remains at Pulaski,'Tennessee;
with nearly 10,000 troops. This morning the
train was laden with detachments from his
command, going home to Illinois and lowa
on recruitr'g service.-• •
There seems no end to the coming in of
our prisoners. For the lust week from five
to fifteen hundred arrive on the cars dally.
The Quartermaster informs me that seven
thousand have already arrived, and still they
come. The number taken at the lalc.battlcs
must have been greatly underestimated. They
will certainly not fall shout of ten thousand,
as nearly two thousand -are yet to reach here,
and all {heir slckaod badly wounded fell into
our hand& Very few of them have reached
here yet—not one hundred all told. .Some
Indiana, Illinois and Missouri wounded have
been sent on boats down the Tennessee River
to Evansville and Mound Cily Hospitals.
Those who were able to travel home and not
fit for duty for the next thirty days, have
been furloughed by order of Gen. Grant, and
have made a huge part of each daily train
northward for ten days past. This has an ex
cellent effect upon the army and npon the In
dividuals who receive the furloughs. They
feel that Gen. Grant has. put them on their
honor to return at the end of the thirty days,
and yon will not find one who is worth a cent
as a soldier Hill to be on band in due time.
Large numbers of this class were furlough
ed from the Nashville hospitals after the bat
tle of Chickomauga by orders from Rose
crons and Thomas, and they return again In
splendid health and spirits, and some come
in several days before their time id up. There
is a far higher grade of soldierly pride and
feeling of honor among the rank and file now
than alter the spring battles of 1882, when
half or more of the sick -and wounded who
were furloughed from hospitals and the field
remained ct home, and were put on their
rolls as deserters. Desertion now even in
this manner is a rare occurrence.
A number of the second grade of wounded
will come forward as soon as the railroad is
clear of prisoners. The seriously wounded
will remain in the Chattanooga hospitals un
til they can be removed without danger to
themselves. They have comfortable quar
ters, and were taken from tho battlefield
every day while tho battle was progressing,
and properly cared for at once. Much valu
able life, and prostration from exposure and
want of food after battle, remote from proper
quarters and supplies, have been saved at
Chattanooga,
[Corrc&iondcnce Missouri Republican.]
Chattanooga, Dec.lO,lSC3.
Quict r must necessarily prevail for two
months' at least, unless greater activity, is
displayed in complctingthc railroad between
Bridgeport and this place, and if
prolonged by the weather, will doubtless en
able the belligerents to greatly alter tbc ex
isting situation. How far the rebels will be
cnabTed to repair their losses, must remain a
mystery, only to be solved by an assault upon
their post, - • -
A bridge over the Tennessee, at Bridgeport,
Is so nearly completed that it is believed the
cars will be running over it day after to-mor
row. A depot of supplies is to be establish
•cd at Whiteside, until the bridge over Falling
Waters Creek, at that place, shall be comple
ted. This will save sixteen miles of wagon
ing ; for since the boats have been employed
in moving up the river, it required all the
teams to iced the men here.
Henceforth a portion of the supplies will
be unloaded at Bridgeport, to put on boats,
and the remainder sent to Whiteside, to be
brought, bore by* wagons. If the Nashville
Railroad gets In good condition, this will en-.
able Grant to make tiiis a base of supplies,
ready for active service, by the time the rail
road is completed to this point; and from
that time on, stores in abundance will accu
mulate.
There arc two new boats in process of con
struction, and will soon be ready for active
service. But the navigation of the river be
tween Kelly's Ferry and Brown’s Ferry is
exceedingly difficult, except at a high stage
of water. The shoals in what is called the
‘•Sack” arc so full of rocks that no boats
will venture through except alter a freshet.
The distance around the bend is sixteen
miles; the road across the neck is four and a
half miles only, but is in a very bad condi
tion. It will he necessary to have boats
above and below,*!n order that the troops at
Knoxville be supplied with provisions. The
speedy completion of the railroad to this
point is therefore a necessity. There is an
old engine at this point, which, it is believed,
can be made available; and men are at work
on the. bridges over the Chattanooga and
Lookout Creeks, and os neither structure is
extensive they can be completed in a short
time.
Re-enlisting is progressing rapidly here.
Six companies of the 29th Indiana re-enlisted
yesterday, and will start away to recruit in a
day or two. I believe that two-thirds of the
army will ’ ro-enlisl ‘as veteran volunteers.
Now is the time to be active; now. the time
to fill up the depleted' ranks of tbe old regi
ments, preparatory to what I hope will be a
final campaign.
Not Sol* Meredith.
[From (he Indianapolis Journal.]
T7c find that quite a number of persons,
usually well informed, are under the impres
sion that the General Meredith, who is Com
missioner for the Exchange of Prisoners on
the side of our Government, is General Sol
Meredith of this State. This Is a great, though
not very unreasonable mistake. Tbe Com
missioner is-a Pennsylvania officer wo be
lieve. Our General Meredith Is with his
command, the gallant u Iron Brigade,”. and.
has always been with It when Ms wounds
didn’t compel him to come home or go Into a
hospital. ....
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1863.
FROM WASHINSTON.
CONGRESSIONAL
AND MILI
TARY.
TH WAR IN VIRGINIA--!
DARING RAID DY GEN
ERAL STUART.
LATEST FROM CHARLES
TON-TEE SWAMP
ANGEL STILL
BUST.
Effect of the Late Gale
on the Rebel Harbor
Obstructions.
Later From Europe-
Important Foreign
News.
LATEST FROM CHATTANOOGA.
HOW JOHN MORGAN ESCAPED
miQ DIXIE
THE SITUATION IN THE
ARMY OF THE CUM
BERLAND.
Highly Important Action
of th© Union Legisla
ture of Virginia.
TBE CM> DOMSniOiY XO 1113
*• ALL IHKI2JE.”
FROM CAIRO AND BELOW.
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
CAmo. Dec. 13, 1863.
I am indebted to the steamer Silver Moon
for tho latest Memphis papers, being those of
Wednesday evening.
From tbc officers of the steamer Mors, the
JSuUethi learns some items in regard to ope
rations against guerillas on the river. They
generally manage to keep aloof from our
forces, perhaps for tbc reason that they fear
their lives will not be the most sacred things
on earth. But occasionally they get punished.
A land expedition was sent against those
who have erected batteries at Waterproof
for the purpose of firing -into steamers on
the river. The rebels were routed, with
loss of sixteen killed, several wounded, and
a few prisoners. A few such lessons would
. teach them better manners. At tjie present
stage of water, they have the advantage over
our gunboats—the latter being so much low
er, the shot and shell usually go over the
beads of the rebels and strike far in the rear.
Lost evening, in attempting to make the
entrance of the Mississippi channel, the
steamer Effle Deans was driven by a heavy
wind against the gunboat No. 12,. which
stove a hole in her side, and she had to ran
quickly over upon the Kentucky shore to
avoid sinking in deep water. No harm was
done to the gunboat,' which was at anchor.
The Effic Deans rests in about live feet of
water, and can easily be raised. Her cargo
bad just been put off at Able & Co.’s wharf
boat, and she was cn route for St.. Louis.
The Tribune's Washington correspondent U
surely in error in reporting Brig* Gen. Fltz
Henry‘Warren on the shelf In Pennsylvania.
That. General has for three months been
with Gen. Banks in the Department of the
Gnlf, and has lately taken active and efficient
part in successful military movements in
Louisiana and elsewhere.
Gen. Warren’s friends in lowa know* that
he docs not deserve the ciossiQcation made
by the correspondent in question. lie has,
at least for a number of months, been any
thing but inactive.
The steamer Albert Pierce has arrived, she
brings dates from New Orleans to the 9th.
The olQccrs of the various enrolled compa
nies of militia had a meeting in Memphis on
the 15th insk at Gen. Veatch’e office, and
and had from the General an explanation of
their duties, and what was required of them
by law. They were urged to have frequent
drills, and observe the strictest discipline. It
was stated that twenty-eight companies
bad already been mastered In, and some otb
ere arc expected to be ready soon.
At the close of the week, the* General ex
peeled the regiments would all he organized,
and then would proceed to the perfection o
a brigade.
Good feeling prevailed at tire meeting, and
all parties left better satisfied from having
met. .
The Ary tut learns from a friend who came
in from the. country in tho direction, of
Brownsville, that hands of soldiers belong
ing to the command of.Richardson, are busi
ly engaged in conscripting mas In thai sec
tion of the country, who are all*liable to
military duty in the Southern army. From a
band who stopped him, and with whom he
conversed, he learned that with
a considerable, fordo of cavalry, made -his
. headquarters _at ’Brownsville, from which
point he daily sent squads to bring into camp
ell men between the ages of 10 and 50 years.
It is also stated that Gen. Forrest, with 4,000
men, having -Ufa • headquarters at Jackson,
sends men to bring conscripts and supplies.
The let Mississippi cavalry regiment, com
posed of white men, under Union auspices,
is being organized at Memphis, by Captain
Samuel Gilbert, of the 2d lowa cavalry. The
regiment now numbers over 300 members.
Captain Gilbert, it is presumed, will take
command of the regiment, when organized.
He expects the ranks will bo filled to the
minimum within three weeks. The" men en
listing receive bounties and pay the same as
those of other States.
Cairo, Dec. 18.—Memphis dates to the 16th
arc received. A fpree was sent ont against
the rebels who have been firing into steamers
at WaterpooL It found them, killed sixteen,
■wounded several, and took prisoners.
A man from' New Orleans arrived at Mem
phis with nearly 200 bales •of cotton. The
Dee Moines,-from Fair Points, with 800 bales,-
and the Silver Lake, with SOO bales from Sil
ver Lake. Market dull; little business done
of consequence. •
Quite a confusion was arising from the sol
diers arresting parties who had not complied
with the late military orders.
- Sales ofS22 bales medium cotton at 63c.
The Silver Moon from Memphis forClncin
nati, with a cargo of cotton, haaarrived. One
•hundred and fifty bales were addcd'herc,
being part of a lot of 917 bales seized here on
the Crescent City, on account .of charges
■against the owners forviolation of -the regu
lations of tho Treasury Department.
The steamer Albert Pearce, of _Nctr-Or
leans, arrived with 'l5O hhds. sugar' for St*
Louis. News anticipated.
The gimboat convoying her was fired into
from a cattery near Rodney. The marine
licet near by moved down and commenced a
vigorous shelling.
v The Effio Deans collided with a gunboat,
tide morning, in sight of Cairo, and sunk to
the lowcrdcck. She was light, and can he
raised.
FROM THE WESTERN, PIAIHS
Lbavkswobth, Dee. 18.
Accounts from the Plains represent grea
suffering omon* men and stock-in boose
quencoof thoenow storm. No bay or grass
is.tobc had,and. the stock. Is dying off by
hundreds, of starralion. -Many/lives ore
known to be.lost by the intense cold. Orer
a hundred trains are out. Much anxiety is
felt for their safely.
• Fourteen inches of snow has fallen here.
It is much drifted. All the roads are block
aded. We havo had no mails for throe
days. j
FROM CHATTANOOGA.
[Spoclal Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Chattanooga, Tean n Dec. 18,1863.
Gen. John H.*, Morgan escaped across the
Tennessee at Gelcspie Landing, sixty miles
above here, on Sunday afternoon. Captain
Cummings and Robert Cummings, who es
caped from Columbus with him, were cap
tured, together y/Ith fourteen of his escort
of thirty.
On reaching the neighborhood of the river
they pressed eVcry citizen, to prevent an
alarm being given, aud hurriedly constructed
rafts at the mouth of Miles’ Creek, On which
an attempt to cross was : made. A citizen
who eluded their pickets gave the alarm, and
an'attempt was made to cross, but was frus
trated. . .1 ••
Morgan escaped on a voidable racehorse,
presented him In Kentucky, going in the di
rection of Athens. . ■' *
Gen. Howard, who commands at Athens,
has cavalry scouring the country, and possi
bly Morgan may yet be taken.
Wheeler has rejoined Hardee,, and is reor
ganizing a cavalry' force near Dalton.
Refugees and deserters say the rebel cav
alry will be actively employed during, the
winter. J .
On Wednesday, Champ. Ferguson, a guer
illa, with a email force, captured- part of the'
train of the let cavalry division, on the march
to Sparta. Pelir Ebcrle, sutler of the 9th
Pennsylvania cavalry, and three others, were
murdered.
Hardee’s headquarters arc at Holton.- His
pickets extend its for as Tunnel HQI. His
army, including the Georgia militia, is 35,000
strong, and represented to be utterly demor-*
allzcd.
Gens. H. S. {Grant and Sherman loft for
Bridgeport, to-tlay.
Steamboats ipake trips from Bridgeport to.
Loudon, whence stores arc transported by
rail, twenty-two miles, to Knoxville.
Gen. Dudley ‘Granger, with Burnside, Is
probably fighting Lbngstrcet. at bay'next
Kogorsville.
FROM CHARLESTON.
Tho following, is from tho correspondent
of tbc Baltimore American .*
Charleston, S.C., Dec. 13.— Gen. Gilmore
again shelled Charleston on Thursday night,’
throwing a number of shells into different
parts of the city, and, it is believed, doing
much damage.-
All the rebel batteries opened, and a heavy
bombardment ensued for several hours.
The storm Is washing away the rebel ob
structions, and yesterday a large number pf
heavy timbers, bolted. together with iron,
came down with the tide. They were se
cured and towed to shore by our tugs. The
amount of timber that came down is bo
largo that it is believed the obstructions
must be seriously damaged.
There is no other news of importance.
•FROM MADiSOS.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Madison, Wls., Dee. IS, 18CJ.
The official canvass of the home and army
vote for State officers Is completed. About
7,235 Union votes, and 0,140 Copperhead
votes, were thrown out for but
counting them, as they should in a contest
vote, it stands as follows:
Fon GovxnNon—Lewis, 79,9£ i; Palmer, 55,190..
Lieut. Governor.—Spooner, 19,747; DowCj,.
15,212.
Secretary op State—Fairchild, 72,967; Bothc,
49.064. 7r ■
State Treasurer.— Hastings, 73,671: Benton*
49,811.
Attobnet Gtsmux.—Smith, 72,701: Wakcly,
40,117.
Statu Superintendent.— Pickard, 72.556;
.-French,4o,os7V
1 Dank Con*niouxs.--3foni4ej, 73,114: Pler
pont, 43,713.
State Prison Commissioner—Cordlcr, 72.193;
Denton, 48,837:
Several companies of soldiers fulled to . send
returns. •
FROM CHARLESTON
New Yosk, ‘Dee. 18.—By the Arago it is
stated that the recent heavy gale swept away
nearly all the rebel obstructions in. Cb.irlcs.
ton harbor, and that Uicif remnants line the
shore.
The entrance to the harbor is not? believed
to be clear, and it is supposed our navy will
take due advantage of the fact.
THE WAK IX MEXICO.
New York, Dee. 18.—The New Orleans
'Picayune of the 9th has the recapture of Pn
tbln by Juarez's forces, and that Comonfort
wes advancing against the Preach.
The French in Tampico arc. in a state of
siege, and have lost eight hundred men
bv yellow fever.
THE WAR iH
Washington, Dec. IS.—The JZ-iv.ibVra.t ex
tra has the following; Lient. Peek, of the 2d
regiment District of Columbia vols., has
given ns the particulars of a bold raid made
by Stuart’s cavalry, last night, on the Orange
A* Alexandria Railroad, about a mile and a
half beyond Fairfax Station. The rebels,
about 800 strong, accompanied by the notori
ous Mosby. about 6 o’clock, attacked .the
guard on the railroad at that point,- which
consisted of one company of the 115 th N.
X. regiment. The company made a brave re
sistance, and were only captured by the cav
alry forming u hollow square around them.
The rebels had previously cut the telegraph
wires, but word was conveyed as quickly as
possible to Col. Drew,* in command
of a battalion of four companies of
the 2d District of Columbia vols., at
Fairfax Station and he started, with his crowd
to reinforce the attacked party. The pro
gress of the train was stopped at Hope river,
where the rebels had homed the bridge and
tore up the track for about two miles. When
CoL Drew arrived at Hope river it was ex
tremely dark and the rain poured down furi
ously. -He fired several volleys at the rebels,
which were returned. None of our men were
wounded; ..
It was undoubtedly the object of the raid
ers to‘ capture the r&utoad train from Alexan
dria, loaded with a large quantity of provi
sions and forage for the army,’ which was
ducat the time.
The train .happened to be an hour and a
half late, and consequently, escaped capture.
It is quite likely the rebels committed fur
ther outrages on the railroad beyond Hope
liver, of which - wo have not been Informed.
, This raid revives very forcibly the memory of
,Ihefamous exploits of Stuart’s cavalry.'
Washington, Dee. 18.— Wc.lcarn through
dispatches received at the Headquarters of
this Department, from Gen. Corcoran, that
last nigntvompahyi; 155 th N. Y. regiment,
at Langaters Station, in the midst of a terri
ble storm, were attacked by a body ‘of Sta
art’s (rebel) cavalry, about 1,000 strong, un
der command of -the rebel Gen. Dossier,
who Pldt Fredericksburg on Wednesday
night last. .
Contrary to their expectations, the com
pany on railroad guard duty there made a
gallant, and as it tnrncd out, successful re
sistance, having beaten them .ofl* .four times
before being flanked and having their tents
burned by a portion of the enemy who got
In their rear. The company was then forced
to retire, with a loss of two men wounded
and one taken prisoner.
The rebels attempted to bum the bridge
over Hope Run, but they took a stampede be-.
fore doing it any damage to speak of, as it
was repaired In two hours this morning, .and
the trains are now* running again.
On moving off again the rebels sent back
toFrcdcrickaburg three ambulances with their
wounded, and left one prisoner In our hands.
They ieftin the direction of Centrcville.
As toon as it was daylight Gen. Corcoran,
in command, sent some cavalry in pursuit of
the foe, and he has sinco reported that its
advance had come up with the rebel rear.
FROM THE SOUTH.
The Richmond papers of the 16th have a
telegram from Atlanta, Georgia, announcing
very positively that Gen. Grant had evacu
ated Chattanooga, and was falling hack on
Nashville, tearing np the railroad as he re
treated, and that Hardee would pursue him.
Longstrcct, it is said, would attempt to hold
Northeastern Tennessee. Tho Richmond pa
pers arc very bitter on Lincoln’s Message.
FRO S3 FORTRESS M3MROE.
Fortress Monroe, Dec. 17.—Tho flag of
truce steamer - arrived lost evening, and
brought down from City Point a free.negro
who was captured at Gettysburg, and re
centiy liberated by the rebel authorities, and
twd surgeons who had been some time in
prison at Atlanta, Go. ■•'While the latter were
in prison-at Richmond the rebel officers
showed them through all the prisons in and
about the city. . .
. They report that they: found our prisoners
quite comfortable and well fed, though they
'wereportly furnished-Crony provisions sent
fromtheloyal• Stales."C’* ’- , ;
' The Rlchmond'Wlty of December 15th,
says; On Thursday last an extrtosiontook
place at the Chesterfield Coal from the
admission of gas in Raccoon Pit, near Clover
Hill, twenty-nine miles from Richmond.
Sixteen men .were killed, and three injured,
The accident occasioned a tremendous explo*
sion, the ilarocs from the hissing gas ascend
ed several hundreds of feet above the orifice*
of the pit.
FROM WASHINOTON.
• Washington, Dec. 18. —Mutually friendly
and satisfactory explanations have taken
place to-day between the Secretary of State
and Lord Lyons, concerning the capture of
the Chesapeake and her crew within the Bri
tish Jurisdiction in Nova Scotia. •
The • Committee of Elections has now be
- fore them five contested coses from Missou
ri, two from Pennsylvania, one from Massa
chusetts, one from Kentucky, one from Ma
ryland, one from lowa, and one from Vir
ginia.
It was Representative Cravens, from IncL,
who yesterday moved to seperate the reso
lutions of Representative Smith, of Ky., in
the House, in order to ’ have a vote upon
them seporotcly. This statement is considered
proper fo be made by some of the gentlemen
who voted for and carried his proposition;
'for while they were ready to vote for those
’ declaring it the duty of Congress ,to pass all
necessary bills to supply men and money,
and tendering thanks to-the army in the
field, there was much in the first resolu
tion which proposed an armistice, or inter
vention, or mediation, or propositions for
peace from any quarter, &c., for which they
could not vote.
The Senate of Viaglma, In session at Alex
andria, passed a bll to-day for the election of
delegates, by the people, to a convention to
osscmblc in that city on the 25th of January,
to alter and omend the State Constitution,- so
. os to abolish slavery In the counties of Acco
mac, Northampton, Princess Anne, Elizabeth
City and York, including the' cities of Nor
■ folk and Portsmouth.
By the President’s Proclamation of Janua
ry last, all slaves in the rcmainderofthcStatc
are free.
The act sets forth that the reason for the
change is, that without It the executive and
other ofllccrs of the State, in executing the
laws between master and slave, will be
brought into conflict with the authority or
authorities of the United States. 1
New York, Dec. 18.—A Washington spe
cial to the New York Iltrald says:
The Democratic members of Congress held
a caucus this evening at the capltoL It was
frilly attended. * The fixture policy of the par
ty was discussed, and a general unanimity ex
pressed in favor-of voting all the'men* and
means required for a vigorous prosecution of
tho war. A committee was appointed to ar
range and report at a future meeting the time
and place for holding the National Democrat
ic Convention for the nomination of candi
dates to’be supported at the Presidential
election. The caucus then adjourned to next
Monday evening. ■ ' • - .
A number of Border State men,: who have
not generally acted with the Democrats at
this session, were present and took part in
the proceedings. ' .
It is intended to place the party fairly and
squarely upon a War platform, and it Is un
derstood that those Democrats who have
thus far acted npon the Peace platform, will
give in their adhesion to the War policy.
The Military Committee of the Senate held
a session this evening, and will to-morrow
report amendments to the Conscription net.
It is understood they will be passed before
thie Senate adjourns to-morrow. The billas
introduced by Senator Wilson will be amend
ed in some of its details, bat will not differ
materially in the form In which It was referred
to the Committee.
The number of veterans who will re-enter
tlio sendee from the army oftho Potomac will
be upwards of 20,000, and an equal, if not a
larger, proportion of the veterans in other
armies will volunteer for three years or the
war. ,
The Washington special to the New York
Time* says:
General Hitchcock has gone to Fortress
Monroe with final propositions to tho rebel
authorities for the exchange of prisoners. Ho
will probably offer to exchange man for man
and grade for grade, without reference to the
officers or men of tho new colored-regiments.
Up to last night it had been determined to
commit tho whole business of exchange to
Gen. Butler.
General Sickles has asked for a court of in
quiry upon the charges contained In General
Hollcck’s report. Other officers hare made
similar requests.
To disembarrass the President, General
Schofield has asked to be relieved from the
command of the Department of Missouri.
Mr. Lincoln has signified his intention to
send his.name again to-the. Senate as Major
General. He failed to'eccurc his 'confirma
tion at the lost session. The President hus
also determined to assign him to another
command. Gen. Hosecrans will probably
besentto Missouri.
A bill will soon be Introduced into Con
gress Increasing the pay of commissioned
officers twenty per cent.
It Is rumored to-night that Surgeon Gen
eral Hammond has been mustered out of the
service.
The Washington special to the TTbrid says;
I am informed that the army of the Poto
mac is to lose Us identity, so far os corps and
organization arc concerned.' It may be that
some of its brigades will follow their compa
triots to the West.
. A bill for a similar purpose is pending in
the House of Delegates. Prom these two
will be framed, by a Committee oh Confer
ence, an act, which it Is expected will pass
both Houses by Monday.
In the amendment of the Pay oiid Bounty
BUI, reported by Wilson to-day from the
Committee on Military Affairs, bounties ore
conferred on those enlisting prior to January,
1563, and after that date .no -bounties to sub
stitutes, and none to enlisted and drafted
men, excepting the bounty of SIOO now al
lowed, will be paid.
The same Senator reported back the bill
amendatory of the Enrollment Act, adding
a new clause.
New Yobe, Dee. 18,—The TForid’a Wash
lugton special says that the Senate Military
Committee had a long session ; to-day on
amendments to the Conscription; act.' It is
learned that oiler an animated debate, the
S3CO clause was stricken out, and the
two clauses put into one. These arc the only
principal amendments to this hill, and will
be reported to-morrow, and an effort will be
made to pass them at once, so that the House
may have the bill on Monday to go to work
on, and complete it before the adjournment
is Lad for the holidays.
The object is to prevent tho postponement
of the draft on tbcotb of January.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
• SENATE,
Wasiukqton, Dec. 18, 1563,
Mr. GRIMES of la., asked to be excused
from further service on the Committee on
Naval Atlhirs. After a brief conversation
r gainst granting tho request, the Chairman
of the Naval Committee saying the services
of the gentleman were very much needed at
this lime, when there was a necessity for &
reform in the Navy Department. Further
consideration upon the subject was post
poned until Monday. •'
Mr. HOWE,of Wis., presented a memorial
from citizens of asking for some
action to be token with a vie w io uic amend
ment to the. Constitution to prohibit slavery
m ail the States and Territories.
Mr. WILSON, of Massachusetts, from the
Committee on Military Adairs, reported back
with amendments the bill amending the en
rolling act—one of them repealing the S3OO
commutation.
Mr. DIXON, of Connecticut, offered an
amendment exempting clergymen from the
draft.
The amendments were ordered printed.
Mr. SUMNER’S resolution for a new rule,
requiring Senators to take the oath of allegi
ance prescribed by an act of Congress before
entering upon their duties, was taken up.
Mr. SAuLSBURY, of Delaware, said that
his colleague, Bayard, was the only Senator
to be effected by the order, and be had the
right to ask that the question involved should
be referred to the Committee on Judiciary,
for their action an opinion.
Mr. SAULSBURY, of DeL, then made a
motion to that effect.
Mr. TRUMBULL, of HI., opposed the mo
tion.
Mr, JOHNSON, of Md., and Mr. COLLA
MER, ofYL, could not.see how any evil
could result from the reference proposed.
Mr. BAYARD said ho was unwilling, with
out the decision of the Senate, to take the
oath. He wanted their decision on this sub
ject. He had views against the constitution
ality of tho oathJ but ne could take the oath
as readily as any member of this body.
Mr. MeDOUGALL, of CaL, and Mr. POW
ELL, of Ky., advocated the reference to tho
committee
Mr. TEN EYCK, of N. J., conld sec no
good to result from the reference, os the Judi
ciary Committee are of the some opinion now
us when they reported tho act.
The Senate refused by 11 majority to refer
Die resolution tq the Judiciary Committee.
Without concluding the subject, the Senate
went into executive session.
Adjourned. '.. .
Xlic Chicago Zouaves Abroad.
Qunrer, IIL, Dee. 18. —The Chicago Zou
aves arrived here on time yesterday noon,
and they were enthusiastically received by the
committee.
The drill and ball last evening was a great
success.
Another grand exhibition Is given this eve
ning.
They have received an invitation to visit
Hannibal, but they will return to Chicago on
Saturday evening.
The Mississippi Hirer Closed.
Burlington, lowa, Dec. 18.—There ia a
heavy gorge of lee on the rapids, twenty
miles below here, which will probably close
the River, at this point before morning. The
ferry is unable to cross to-day. Eastern pas
sengers and mails arc detained at East Bor
' Ungioa. - ■'.Weather clear ;■ thermometer at
•boon sixteen degrees above zero.- .. • -
Markets by Telegraph.
New Yark Gfney Market.
ITkw Ton, Dec. 13.186 T.
Monpt—ln active demand at 7 U ccat. Stcrliocf
Exchange Una but quiet at IK&16BK.
Gold—Uosetllcd nod firmer, opening at UIW. ds*
cllnlngtolSlK, end closine firm at ijSaiSjf.
Gotzrsjiest Stocks—Qaiet sad steady.
U. S. 8a,...„ 81 I U,8.7-Sok..; W6W
Ooopoiu ...........110 I
New York Market—9be< IS,
Cotton—Quiet and without decided ebange.
FLOUK-f<sloc botter.witb Mr demand, at*B.J3(3ifl.6o
for extra State, 53J0G47.60 for round boon Ohio, and
*«.(£(3& SO for trade brands—the market closing very
firm. .
WmsKNT—A abode firmer, at 61090 c. for Slate and
western, cloauur firm at 76(3 Wc.
G uadi— Wheat l®2c. better and la good demand, at
81.*i(31Z0 for Chlcajroßpnng.the Inside price for Infe
rior: iI.ITgIJU for Milwaukee dab. fl.uS’SU.ns for old
do. In store, 63.1dt31.53 for amber Milwaukee—the lat
ter for extra choice; for winter red west
ern. live more active and lower, at
Corn roily 2c. better, with a Mr inqalrr, at 8t.33tti.37
- for western In store, closing at Bl.Sh refined 51.87(31.33
aCoat. 0a 1 * a shade firmer, at OlQlrtc. for western.
Provisions—Pork more active and firncr, at 317.25
for old mess, [email protected] for 1862 and ’63. 820.00 for
IS6S end ’6l. sl3 00 for prime, and [email protected] for old
and new prime mesa. Beef steady. Bacon Sides in
active. Dressed Hogs doll and lower, at for
western. Lard steady, at HH&lStfc.
Ncto ahbertijsements.
T7YERGREENS AND CHRIST
-11 HAS TKi.Es BY WHOLESALE
On and after Monday Nest.
Inquire at J. C. SIMMS’ Confectionary Store,
Dearborn street, or at FRAZER & CRAWFORD, pro
duce dealers, 110 West Randolph-st. dellVsS33.lt
TOBTPSTY TZRsTYPKGXJTYT
f i SOHPTSTZTS, J. F. S. TOROT3C BORTAK
MHR2TGS.
At Everltt’?, 157 Lake street. Cartes de Vlslte still
taken at the above Gallery for $2 per d>zen.
N. B.~SBBSTZPK HtBSTRXTT.
dolfra&UMt BAY NIAS. Ageut.
r'IHRISTMAS TOTS.— A new and
\J splendid assortment Jnat received at the
Post Office Feriwiical Store,
First door north of the Post OOlco, and at the State
street Nows Depot, comer or Harrison street.
del9-5863-lt
MASONI C—There will he a
special commnnkatlon of Blaney Lodge, No.
rJil.otßlaney Hall, Sunday mornlnz the 20th Inst., at
0 <’clock, convened os a lodge of sorrow, for the
purpose of attending the ftmeral ofßrothor Duooim
.1. lial), late Lt. Col. of the 89th Illinois Volunteers.
.Members of the lodge are hereby notified and sum
moned to be la attendance. Members of the fratern
ity. Mast*r Masons,are Invited to attend.
de!9-bßst-2tnet G. B. SMITH, W. M.
147 & 149 South Hark Street*
Photographs of all styles and sizes. Oil Colored
Photographic Likeness***. Instruction la Oil Land
scape Painting.
Satisfaction Warranted.
MRS. J. E. ALDRIDGE.
MRS. JOHN MERRIMAN.
dclS-bTS&Stoet
TUNING. —Persons desiring to
secure the services of a Qrst-cln™ tuner and re
pairer, arc recoramend--.il to leave their orders at our
rlano Rooms for Mr. 71. PHILLIPS, a thoroughly
competent tneer and Plano maker. Those who arc so
fortunate os to own
STEINWAY PIANOS,
Which can now only be bed here from ns,are espe
cially advised to avail themselves of Mr. Phillips’
Skill. SMITH A NISON.
del&-5822-2tnet 201 South Clark street.
QRAKD OPENING
O A R. VIVAIi
OF THE
OGDEN SKATING POND,
Foot of Ontario street. North Side,
This SATURDAY EVENING, weather perraUtloT.
Buy your season tickets at MUNSON, SKINNER'A
CO’S, HO Lake Street.
Single admission to strangers, 50 cents.
Ice in splendid condition and clear of snow. Sec
Evening journal. delS-5915-ltlstp
|_g EADQUARTERS Ist Regiment
.A JL Illinois State Militia. Chicago, Dec. 13, UW3.3
You ere hereby ordered to appear at Armory, cor.
of State and Randolph streets, at 9 o'clock, suaet.
Sunday morning, 20th Inst., to attend the ftmeral of
Lu Col. Duncan Hall and Cant. Wm. n. Rice, of the
S9th Illinois Regiment, to take place oa that dvr.
Companies will rendezvous at their respective armo
ries without further notice.
del&-5370-2tnet JOHN L. HANCOCK, Col. Com.
Horses and mules
WANTED.
We are now paying tho highest market price In
greenbacks for Artillery sad Cavalry-Horses: also,
for good Moles three years old. Apply at our Stables,
opposite Ulllcb’s Hotel, comer of State and Twenty
second streets. DERBY.* WALLACE.
dcl9-BSSl'2stnct
|10,000: STOOK OF
Staple & Domestic Dry Goode
AND
Y A N K E E . MOTIONS
AX' AUCTION,
On Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 10>£ o'clock*
a. m.
AT BUTTERS’ AUCTION BOOSES,
I? OS, 103,105 A7TDIO7 DEABBOSN STEE2T,
. Portland Block, corner Washington Street.
We shall sell with 5Ut reserve for cash, |V),OBC. worth
of STAPLE AND DOMESTIC DRY GOODS and
•YANKEE NOTIONS,aII fresh wholesale stock, fust
received from New York, including, alt standard
brands of Sheetings, Denims, Ticks, stripes. Prints,
etc.
Among the Yankee Notions will be offered:
1.000 DOZEN COATS' BEST SPOOL.COTTON,
1.000 ** BROOKS’ “ " “
1$» “ MERRDIAC “ **•
Besides a large assortment of Sttplo Yankee No
tions. Al»o a large lot of Cloths,. Caialmere* and
and Beavers.
All goods warranted perfect. Persons from the
country having goods, caa have them properly pack
ed and shippeathe same day. and as well done as at
any wholesale house la the city.
WIL A. BDTT2R3 & CO.,
deiD-SSHt-lt-lst p Auctioneers.
ST. GEORGE.—A Special Meet
lug of tbo St George's Benevolent Association
wul be held at Whitkow&ky Hall, (corner of Clark
«r.d Monroe street) on Monday evening. Doc. 21st,
IPC3. Hverr mem oer Is hereby summonsed to attend,
agreeable to Article Fourth, Section Second, By
The’ object of the meetlag'belng to decide upon
the location of the burial lot aboat to bo purchased.
After which every- member present will have- on
opportunity of signing the Constitution and By Laws
under the new Charter. . ,
By Order of the President.
WM. HOLDSWCRTH.
Recording Secretary,.
del9-sSI2S.St • JAMES. JOHN.
BULLOCKS ARE GOOD!
Bull’s are Better I
DR. JOIEV RULL’B
OEDRON BITTERS
Will effectually euro Dyspepsia, liver Complaint,
J.mmllco, and all diseases arising from a disordered
Liver or stomach. Sold everywhere.
See advertisement inside. dcl9-332Mt
HOLIDAY BOOKS
O U ICA <3-O
GIFT BOOK HOUSE,
113 Bandolph-St., Under the Museum.
RICH ANNUALS AND GIFT BOOKS.
RICH ANNUALS AND GIFT BOOKS;
JUSTICE DE WOLF paid ns f1.23 for a Book, and
we gave him a
BEAUTIFUL BUTTER DISH
BOOKS FOR THE LITTLE FOLKS.
BOOKS FOR THE LITTLE FOLKsI
Tho Farmer Boy, Peter Parley's Own Story,
The Drummer Boy, Stories of Old,
Dick Onslow. Ballon Travels,
The Bobbin Boy, Gilbert Go-Ahead,
The Printer Boy, Wild Northern Scenery.
WM. DENT, Monmonth. HI., one day this week,
sent to ns for an Album, and we gave him a
UUATDiG CASE WATCH.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS.
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS.
WE do NOT exhibit "the largest stock of Photo
graph Albums of any store In the United States;”
bet we ksow there Is not a better assortment in Chi
cago than ours.
We have Just 239 varieties of Albums.
FAMILY AND POCKET BIBLES,
FAMILY AND POCKET BIBLES.
Mks.W.W. DE WOLF, Dixon, 111., sent to ns for
an Album, and received a
HUSTLXC CiSE GOLD LEVER WATCH,
PORTFOLIOS AND WRITING DESKS.
PORTFOLIOS AND WRITING- DESKS!
Mne. HENRY SAYERS, Indiana arcane, near loth
street, bought an Album of ns and was given a
Fine Ice Pitcher.
OUR GIFTS.
Oor assortment of Gifts Is not “ tho larsest kept by
nnyGltt Book Store In the United States; 9 hat wo
know that we arc daily girl ns a way more rich and
vnlaablo prizes than the wuolb absobtjibnt of sifts
kept by any other Gift Book House la tbs Northwest
ELEGANT PRATER BOOKS.
ELEGANT PRAYER BOOKS.
Persona in the country can have sent them any
Book they may see aciverlLjed.and with it a flue Gift,
by sending us tho adrertiacd price of the work
wanted, llemember.onr Store is direct!v
UNDER THE IHUSED3I.
Send stamp for Price Lbt and Terms to AtrenU.
T. W. JIARTLS,
dcl9-e£QMt 115 Randolph street.
AND CHOICE JOVE STILE
bo o is; s
FOB SALS BY
TOMLINSON BROTHERS.
Tuz Fabmib Boy, Pktzb Paelt’s Own Stout,
TukDeuuxzußot. Stobiss or Old,
Dick Onslow, Tns Young Wirz,
W*bt India Bot, tub Mill Aoc:rr.
LITTLE THREADS.
By anther of Easy’/* Six Birthday?. Flower of the
Family. Waller's Tour In the East (Jorujalrm,) Trap
to Carch a Sunbeam, and more than one thotuinl
ot Weaiao bare nearly onehundred varieties of Osaka
in seU, from 80 ccnu to S2O par act, coatatolar from 3
tosoTolomcaeach. TOMLINSON BROTHERS,
ISSand 155 Lake atraot,"
- • ■ Over Wood*# Dry Goods Store.
NUMBER 161.
Keto aiberttsmenfg.
Washington Skating Park.
Washington Skating Park,
Washington Skating Park.
Washington Skating Park.
Washington Skating Park.
Grand Opening Sight
Grand Opening Sight
Grand Opening Sight
Grand Opening Sight
Grand Opening Sight
This Saturday Evening.
This Saturday Evening.
This Saturday Evening.
This Saturday Evening.
This Saturday Evening-
First Carnival of the Seaton.
first Carnival of the Season.
First Carnival of the Season.
First Carnival of the Season.
First Carnival of the Season.
Five Acres- of Ice.
Five Acres of Ice-
Five Acres of Ice-
Five Acres of Ice-
Five Acres.-of Ice.
A Beautiful Surface.
A Beautiful Surface.
A Beautiful Surface.
A Beautiful Surface.
A’Beautiful Surface.
Brilliantly niuminited
Brilliantly Illuminated.
Brilliantly Illuminated.
Brilliantly Illuminated.
Brilliantly Illuminated.
Appointments Complete.
Appointments Complete.
Appointments Complete.
Appointments Complete.
Appointments Complete.
Sixty Eefiectors,
Sixty Reflectors.
■ Sixty Eefiectors.
Sixty Reflectors.
Sixty Eefiectors.
The Washington Baud.
The Washington Band.
The Washington Band.
The Washington Band-
The Washington Band.
Music and Dancing-
Music and Bandog-
Music and Dancing-
Music and; Dancing-
Music and. Dancing-
Buildings Enlarged.
Buildings Enlarged.
Buildings Enlarged.
Buildings Enlarged.
Buildings Enlarged. . ‘
Get out year Skates-
Get out your Skatesr
Get out,jour Skates-
Get out.your Skates-
Get out your Skates-
Its Fun to Skate.
Its Fun to Skate.
Its Fun to .Skate.
Its Fun tq. Skate.
Its Fun to Skate. ‘
Its Fun to Look Qu
ite Fan to took On-.
Its Fim to took On.--
Its Fun to look On-.
Its Inn to Look Bn-
The- Randolph Street Gars,
The Randolph Street Cars,
The Randolph Street Cars,
The Saadolph Street Cars,
The Randolph Street Gars,
Land Ton at the Park-
Land Ton at the Park-
Land Ton at the Park-
Land Ton at the Park-
Land Ton at the Park-
Buy a Season Ticket.
Buy a Season Ticket?
Buy a Season Ticket.
Buy a Season Ticket.
Buy a Season Ticket.
Seal on Tickets can be obtained at the following
places:
BanmnTa Variety Store .138 Lake street
IJobt& Cady’s Music Store... 1 95 Clark street
Hovcy’s seed Store lOlLoko street
o.o.Street 13 Lake street
The Tribune Ofllco 31 Clark street
And at tbe Park,
PEICCS OP BZASOS TICS3TB.
Gentlemen’s Ticket.
Ladles’ “
Misses’ “
Soys’ ”
delfrsSSMt
HOLIDAY BOOKS
FOR BOYS.
DICK ONSLOW
AMONG THE REDSKIN:?,
THE BOBBIN BOY,
THE FARMER BOY,
THE PRLNTER BOY,
THE PIONEER BOY,
THE DRUMMER BOY.
Also a large assortment of other
JUVENILES
AND
COLORED TOY BOOKS
-AT
JI cNA LL Y & CO.,
81 Dearborn Street.
delJ-aSHS-lt
RICH GIFTS
FOB THE
HOLIDAYS.
BLISS & SHARP,
111 Lake Street.
- 3S4$Mt
AIR HEATING FURNACES,
(BEFCHERIS PATENT,)
AX BEECHES Sc PARKER’S,
ilclS-bSSO-lt 2SO MADISON STREET.
1 800 BRLS - EXTRA
’ DAIRY SALT,
Without Backs.
Chas. Xj - IN* obl e 3
175 LAKE STREET.
delD-8352-3t-net
■OOWLE’S PILE AND HUMOR
_T CURS, toe Internal akdExtirnal ds* One
bottle wsrraateda PKRWAWstrr cues In evaTkJiii or
Pllri i two tottlea In LF.PMQ9Y, SCROFULA, SALT
PHKUM.aodaUdlaeasMoft&oSKin. IneaseoffUlnra
all are i educated to return the empty bottle* aad taka
back th'lr money. AteruteSbottlea In iooaretumed.
and those were natal*. No ca*ea uf CaUnn tn inie* or
. HmeoTi, Sold everywhere All daalera must was*
bast It.' For aale tn Chicago by v a. UUYAN,
wtwda . - .
Neb aahettigcments.
TUG GREATEST
RETAIL
CLOTHING
HOUSE
WEST OP NEW YOKE,
BE9BJFF 4 POOLE,
Cor,’ Randolph and State street**
Of & BS RA.IDDIFH,
And 6s, 88 & 70 State Streets,
3,000 OVER COATS,
Banging' in pricritcai 86 to $55,
EMBRACING AUi COLORS, QUALITIES AN*
STY LBS.
Coate, Pante aad Vests,
Of EVERT IMACfINABEK COLOR and ALL
QUALITIES.
Oar STYLES of COATS are COMPOSED of the
following, being the LATEST INTRODUCED tm
NEW YORK CITY:
Donble-Breasted English-Walking Cuts,
Single-Breasted English Walking Coats,
Doable-Breasted Sacks?-
Single-Breasted Sa«k?y<aad Slogle-Breastad
Froeks,
All made from ENGLISH, FRENCH. SCOTCH and
AMEUICAN CASSIMEIiF.S and BEAVERS, and
made and trimmed la a snjxielor manner, equal t*
anything ever before brought to-UUs city.
We hare also a LABCE BINS OF
DRESS SHBTS,
CONSISTDiO-OF
FINE and EXTRA VINE BRACK CLOTH
VEOCKS; do. in BLACK DOESKIN PANTS ;
do. in BLACK and PIGU3EO stt.tt AND
VELVET VESTS.
While wo have nothing to say-olonr** Largo Store **
or “Mammoth Stock,** and claim ao advantage over
the “World,** wo are uotwilliiig to eoncodo that any
hooee here engaged In the trade bos. any advantage*
over nr, and advise the **CM!ten» of Chicago and
Traveling Public,” before being governed by ap
parent “3tro:ißlmlncetneohV**to call and
EXAMINE OKI GOO9SMD PRICES
AND TH 3SSB
Governed by their own Judgment.
BE ©RAFF & POOLE.
lIcUSoU-lt
SPLENDID
Pliotcgiafii Albums
FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS
THE ORIGINAL
GIFT BOOK STORE
97 RANDOLPH STREET,
Under too Matt won House,
The Oldest, The Largest and the Most Reliable
Gift Rook Eatahlitiuaent in the World.
Owing to the naparalleled success we have met
with for the last year.we have made a great sdulJoa
to oar stock of
BOOKS AND GIFTS,
And are now prepared to offer greater Inducement*
than ever.
PHQTSESAPH ALBUMS.
• Oar stock oLPbotoaraph Albania 1* the largest ever
exhibited in aay store In the Unitod States, and com*
prises over tbroa hundred style*.boldine Iron*.l3 to
200 pictures.Jo Tarter, Morocco, amt Bleb Velvet
Binding*. Many of the atvles ora made- excloairel - .'
for onr own mles.and cannot be foond la-any other
store In Chicago.
SPLENDID FAMILY BIBLES,
Pocket Bibles and Praver Books, in Turkey Autbwc
and Vel ret Bladings, irom $1 to s£f.
JITEMIE BOOKS.
Wobavo as line assortment ng san bo found In the
city, comprising all tba new Juveniles published.
GIFT BOOKS AN^ANNI7A£S.
Tbe British and American Poets* Gl't Books and
Annuals, m the best Turkey Antique Bladings.
A TAI.rABJUE.GIFX
Worth front 50 cents to ana hundred dollars glvca
with each Book or Album sold.
SILVEU TVAJU3.
We have the largest and best assortment of Silver
Wareand Silver Plated Ware ever kept br any GIFT
BOOK STORK in the Unitod States. All wanting
Photograph Album?. Splendid Family Bibles, Prayer
Books, Juvenile Books nod Annuals, should call or
send to tbe
ORIGINAL
GIFT BOOK STORE,
97 RANDOLPH STREET,
Under tho ilattcson House. Uemember the number,
deia-sauit ANDREW K.KRLLET, Chicago, Ul.
IS MEW
YORK.
The I'nlqse and Costly Collection of
ORIGINAL GEMS
OV MODERN
EUEOPEM &AIEEICAE ART,
Forming the well-known Private Gallery of
JOHN "WOLFE, Esq., of that City.
KERRY H. LEEDS & CO.
Win offer for public competition at the
OLD DBSSELDFORF GALLERY,
548 Broadway,
On Tuesday, 22d, and Wednesday, 3iJ Dee.,
At 12 o’clock 11. each day, the above valuable collcc-
H on °A now on exhibition for the beneflt of
HOSPITAL” and “CHILD’S
NURSERY” of the cltv of New York. The collection
contains chef d’omvres by tbe follow lag distinguished
masters:
POLISH SCHOOL.
6. Cooper, Ansdell,
. Hacbc, H.lntsara, W.Haetritw,
. L. Brodlr, H. J.Boddlngton, J. T. Peelo, Ac.
xxqTnsixs lo.vpox watic color dsawisqs bt
.Hasbe, J.H.Mohle, J.D. Harding
. J. Jenkins, C. Stanfield, F. W. Tophain.
Gilbert, H. Warren, C. Haag.
.Prout, E.H.Corbonld, J.Nash, Ac.
FRENCH SCHOOL.
.Delacroix, C.Troyon. T. Rousseau,
, Landellc, N.Niar, A. Calame,
Dubufe, F.Zscm. H.Scblestncer,
. Isabey. E.Lamblner, L. DeSfatz.
.Brlon, E. LoPoltcvlas, C. Brochart, Ac.
srrsßO CABn-iXT oitns.
J.L.Melwonier, P. Dclarocbe, V. Cbavet,
E. Plsssan, Edward Frere, J. Traycr,
J. Damon, Thco. Frere, J. Faavelet,
A. Galllcniln, T. Duvergcr, V. Dudre,
B. C, Chaplin, A. Anastasl v ftc.
FLEMISH' SCHOOL.
N. DeKeyser, E.Verboethovcn, B. C. Koek Koek.
P.Van Schendel.F.Deßraekelcer, A.Scbelfbont,
J. Moerenbout, C. Wauters, A. Hannon. Ac.
A remarkably rare and beautiful example of the
school of Gerard Dow, by War. Van Miuxt's.
. GERSLL\ SCHOOL.
A. Achcnbacb, J JMiascuclecer, L. Knaas,
O. Achcnbacb, J.G.Walilmullc?, 'V Volkhf.rdt,
H.Gndc, G. Geycr, J. Becker,
R, Burkcl, C.Sohn, 80-#r,
E. Steinbruck, A.Schrodtcr, Splucug.
131EBlCA.lt SCHOOL^
T.Cole, E. Lcatze. G. Stuart,
A. B. Dnrand, R. Glgnotw, J. Trumbull.
,I.F. Kensctt, D. Huntington, T. F. RpMltcr,
T. H, lilncklcy, W. y. Meant, W. J. Hays.
Immediately after the IMctnre* will be sold the *u
perb Ufe-sUe MARBLE STATUE representing the
“JP J£ IR/ I, ”
By J. MOZIEC. of Rome.
JF" The above can bo seen from SATURDAY, 13th
nst... until days of sale, FREE.
dcl»-9702t-Tn45A-net
J^EAITST SMEAL,
Blank Book Manufacturers
AND
BOOK BINDERS.
Particular attention paid to binding SHEET MUSIC.
Old Books. Magazines, etc., bonnd to order in every
etvlc. Those who want first clasa work done mar
rely upon being suited at our establishment.
118 USE STREET, Fp Stairs.
rjIHE GREAT
AMERICAN SAFES,
ITB£ AND BURGLAR PROOF,
Mat’c bv PIEBOUD, BAHMAN3T & CO., Cincinnati.
No bnafress man abomd boy a Safh of any make ontll
he examines Ibcse. They are wining golden oplnl >a*
from ullwbo see them. «‘ w
13 Lasallc* direct.
dclS»*St*3tnet_
■gOLIDAT PRESENTS.
Ladles’Work Stands, Ladies’Rocking Chairs.
Doll Cradles. Baby Chain, Ac.,
Madeof the beat WHlow.and for«alocbci;>'.»7
CHABLKS FREDUUCE«U»NotUiCL>ckaU

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