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DAILY TRI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY Office, 3To. 51 Clarlr Street* T-EEJIS OP TUT CHICAGO TBIBUSK. Dally, doUrercd In city. per year. SIO.OO Daily, ddirat'd In city, per week 20 Daily, to mnii unbecribcrß, per year 9*oo Daily to mail subscriber*, per 6 months... 6.00 Tri-Weekly, per year............. .. 5.00 Weekly, Bixvle subscribers (6 mo's $1.00). 2.00 - < copies 7.00 10 copies 15.00 “ SO copies, and Ito getter-up of dub..... 30.00 Honey in Registered Letters may be sent at cur risk. <3T" The remittance for dubs must, in all cases, be made at on time. Address “CHICAGO TRIBUNE,” Chicago, HI. <o)icago FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25,18G3. “Can lie eea give up its dead ?” Let no on<j ask or marvel more. Here is the de funct grave-digger of the Chickohominj turning up again, and now formally as the candidate of the National Conservatives, we think they call themselves. •‘Would a duck swim?” And will he not come at such bidding? Of course there will be a letter from Little Mac gracefully offering to take the lead of that army. When we sudly remember that nothing under his leadership ever came to anything but grief, we look upon it as a conservative order for a coffin; a dismal fate bespoken; drawing on grim Death at right These Conservatives met, thirteen strong, at Rochester, some months ago, succeeded more recently in doubling that number at Cincinnati, and now at Philadelphia, in some upper room at the Continental, have made a nomination. The half feathered chick has crept out of its shell in the midst of winter. Long before the other brood of Presidential candidate* *ro brought out nfc .fitialr-ls-riio-mud chieftain win have passed omofrigbu Secictaiy Welles and the "iron jobbers,” as poor Miles O’Reilly would call them, u e still working well together, apparently with the sole purpose of justifying, by ap propriating in advance, the extravagant sum called for by the naval estimates for the coming year. The latest proposed Issue are the two monstrous marine schemes re ferred to elsewhere in our Washington dis patch. Why not contract with these hun gry fellows to iron-plate the whole coast at once and have done with it. A solid dice of eca beach covered with mail stands about an equal chance with Secretary Wdlca’s fastest craft in catching pirates and Hock cue runners. The Bostonians have realized the splen did sum of $140,000 by their Sanitaiy Fair, t\ splendid sum, greatly increased by the permit issued hy the Secretary of the Treas ury to import articles for sale free of duty. There was a fresh scare in New York yesterday, and, among other effects, gold vent up to 1521-2, at the intelligence that Lee was en route for Washington. Gold fell off again as soon as the story proved to he bogus. ’ - It is not the first time that onr special dispatches have contained private state ments of fad similar to that we elsewhere give in onr DesMoines dispatch, calculated to throw some light on the enterprise of the eecesh organ of this city. It is very rare indeed that oqr dispatches suit their col umns without alterations, hut your coat thief cannot always he sure/ff a fit, in se lecting his stolen garment The Times is skillful from long and frequent practice in malting over such news, and does not stick at length (when it costs them nothing.) Less than a month ago it published a stolen ■Washington dispatch of ours of fifteen hundred words, ingeniously piecing in enough secesh doctrine to maba it palata ble to its readers. A sheet that has neither honesty nor loyalty cannot be trusted to return dispatches that hy mistakes of de livery fall into their hands. Onr only rem edy will be secured hy the exercise of more core in those in charge of such maters at the telegraph office. * Is reported that Newton has raised her fell quota (79) from the contrabands near Fortress Monroe, and that they will be sent to South Car ollua as recruits for tbeMth and 6Cth raiments. It is stated thet the Secretary of War wilfsanetion this.— Motion Journal . That is to say, a special agent sent from Hie Massachusetts town above ■went down to the very point Jwhcre Ilic men were to be used, and picked up the required number on the spot, securing stout, brawny fellows, used lo the climate, posted in the habits of the sccesh, with no great affection for the rebels (notwithstanding kinship on the side of the sires.) These black substitutes will fight, and fight well. Each of them can handle a musket and will wmVft a cap* rial .soldier. The Secretary of War will sanction the movement, and the people will indorse his sanction. "Wanted—men to kill ix-Ijcls, to crush the rebellion. Let black substitutes be everywhere allowed in all cases where offered, to the increasing of the dread that has fallen upon the dels. THE WAR IN ARKANSAS. XSj»ccwl Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.) Casio, Dec. 24,1333. At a mass meeting of the 44 unconditional Vmou” men of Western Arkansas, held at Port Smith on the 30th of October, 1860, the following resolutions were adopted: J?e*o2red, That we are in fiiror of prosecntinc the war as long as there is a rebel found in arms against the United States. That we will, to the fail extent of oar nbllliiOß, support the Administration in all of its ■measures, past and present, to suppress the exist ing rebellion. y.Wo/m/, That we recommend that delegates be clobcu to a State Convention, to be bolden at ut-JeKock, lor the purpose of re-organizing the tiovermnent. Axii WiumnAs, The institution of Sltverrls an incubus upon the welfare and material inter vs:s of the State, therefore be It -7- 'Vretf, That Arkansas should, take her place in the I niouasa free State, andihat all Jaws tend iu': to establish or jierpetnate the institution of SlaM'ry should be abolished. That none but • 4 nncondltlonalUnloii" men. hxiowu to be such, be allowed to vote at •. vclccion: and thatwc recommend the cstab ■jehment of Union associations in every county cf ciirStaic. Tlmt wc will co-operate with all - unconditional Union” men in the establishment of law and order in the State of Arkansas. t.'tuXred, That tbcpoopleofthe dificrent conn lion of our State bo cordially invited to 00-operate with un, nndto adopt similar resolutions. Jtcotvcd, That tho voting at the coming elec tion bo douc piro voce. i’oHT Smith, Ark., Dee. 33. —C0l Williams, commanding at Rossvllle, Ark., has secured Jorilic Government, baled and in process of ginning, some 200 bales of rebel cotton. He has within reach of his camp 103,000 bushels of corn, and is gathering thousands of bush els dally. He can put up—if salt can be pro cured—2oo,ooo pounds of pork—all being done by one regiment, with the assistance of one extra train, besides running two mills and hunting bushwhackers generally. Seve rn! of whom have been captured. FROM CHARLESTON. Nirw Yobs, Dec. 34.—Tbc United States steam transport Star of the South, from Hil ton Head Slst Inst., arrived last evening. The report of the United States frigate Iron sides and monitors being entangled in ob structions in Charleston harbor, is untrue. Tbc monitor Lehigh, while on picket duty near Fort Johnson, got aground. The rebel battery opened on her, doing her considera ble damage, when two other iron-dads went to her assistance, and succeeded in getting her off The Lehigh was so badly damaged by tbc fire of the rebel battery that the Star of the South bad to tow her to Hilton Head for repairs. No one on board was injured. Gen. Gilmore is shelling Charleston dully from his 200-pounders. : ~ Nothing of further importance had trans pired. Baltimore, Dec. 24.—The report that the monitor Lehigh was badly damaged at Charleston, is incorrect She got aground and sprung a leak. She was not injured at by the rebel batteries. FROM aw YORK. Ainong me persona arrested -mis an indlvid nnl of some prominence In tWs There have also been quatititles of arms, ammunition, cannot now lie made public, but a iw e i"“ -s ill develops some fcoU insolation t O % cent order for searching vessels loavin“ no. port, . ° u “ Artillery experiments. Wi st Point, Dee. 24.—A great test with Stafford's projectiles to-day produced won derful results. , An iron target six to eight inches thick/backed with 15 inches of five oak, was perforated and set on tiro by 3 shells containing one gallon of Greek fire each. Iho aperture made in the Iron was 14 Inches diameter, and the wood bolts terribly broken. The ignition was secured by impact ana t continued lo;burn null! extinguished by direction of the officer la charge. The pun used was «n 8-ponadcr Parrott nfic. volume xm FROM WASHINGTON— MATTERS CONGRES SIONAL AND MILITARY. A Very Doubtful Rumor cf Lee’s Movement on Washington. THE CIRCULAR FROM THE ADJUTANT GEN ERAL REGARDING BOUNTIES. The Philadelphia Con servative Conven . tlon—little Mac Put on the Track. PROM CHARLESTON LATEST FROM OUR IRON CLADS. Mi CAIRO—THE WIR IK fflfflSJS-H* TOKENS. The Rebel Gtierifias in the Southwest on the Move. PROM DESMOMES-MAT TEES IN' IOWA. CONCERNING BOUNTIES. WasniKCToar, Dec. 21, 1563. The Adjutant General’s office has tele graphed to all the army commanders that a law has been passed to the effect that no bounties except such as are now provided by law will be paid to any persons enlisted after the sth day of January next The only boun ty provided by law is the one hundred dol lars authorized by Sec. 5, of the Act of July, 1801. The commanding officers are "accord ingly required to secure all the enlistments of all the veteran volunteers possible before July 6,1804, and give immediate publicity to the circular. FROM WASHINGTON. [Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune,} WaamxoTox, Dec. SI, ISOS. Gen. Thomas reports that he furnished Gen. Banks 17,000 well armed colored sol diers; that he has had 51,000 men, women and children under Ms protection, the able bodied of whom he has hired out to planters in the vicinity of his operations; that he has leased the abandoned cotton and sugar plantations to farmers at the rate of forty dollars per bale of cotton, one cent per pound for sugar, four cents per bushel for com and potatoes, which proceeds go into the treasury of the United States. The frna era pay the revenue tax in addition. Great success has attended the arrange ment, which has proved satisfactory to all parties. Gen. Thomas returns to this field of labor quickly, thcncc he goes to New Orleans, and Texas, arming blacks everywhere. He has ten regiments of them ready to send to Grant The Schofield embroglio is bccomlnga source of much feeling among the friends of the Missouri Radicals. A Congressional Delega tion from that State now slate if Schofield* is confirmed by the Senate It will be through the influence of President Lincoln, and will, regard it as a declaration of war on his part, in which case they will assume the aggres sive. Those portions of Kentucky and Tennessee south of the Cumberland River, and between the roads leading from Carthage to Clinton, Tcnn., and hence to a Point Isabel are erect ed Into the Department of Middle Tenn., under the command of Gen. Jacob Ammen Dr. Aaron court tn articled at Nash ville, Tennessee, was found guilty of acting as a Captain of guerillas, having broken re peatedly his oath of and for other rebel misdemeanors, . was sentenced to be hung. The finding of the court has been dis approved of by the President, and the culprit was ordered to be set at liberty. It has been ascertained that Cornwall’s de predations amount to over $100,006, $35,000 of which he had invested in Government bonds. He has been sent to the old capital, and will be handed over to the civil authori ties. The Government will he a loser to a very small extent Wendell Phillips’ attack on Mr. Chase, at. the COopcr Institute, on Tuesday night,* is known to be prompted less by a high at tachment to the principles! of liberty, by a personal antipathy. The War Department has decided to pay ?SOO bounty to the men enlisting in new regiments as well as to those enlisting in the old regiments. Gov. Johnson, of Tam., is expected here immediately, to confer with the President respecting the political aflbtra in that State, especially on the question of slavery. Mr. Blow, of Mo., will introduce at an early day a bill in the House providing for emancipation throughout the United States, and a systematic management of the aban doned estates in the South.- - Washington', Dec. 34.—As the terms of the President’s emancipation and amnesty nclamations do not in words include the inn Territory, efforts are being made by the Indian Bureau to adjust the difficulties growing out of certain Indians having made common cause with the rebel government, and to base tbc settlement on the -principles asserted in those proclamations! Already the Creeks have negotiated a treaty with this'Govcmment, proriding for the abolition of slavery .among them as _ a condition of tbclr being reinstated in the en joyment of the benefits which they forfeited by their disloyalty, and similar treaties are contemplated with the Choctaws and Chero kecs. . .. . The latter,' through .their otto council, have provided forfrcclng their slaves, but a stipulation to that end is required luthe n°w treaty. . , . , . The Busslan fleet has left here for Fortress Monroe, and will winter in. the Ebada. * Stw York, Doc. Yew York Trib tmrV Washington special telegraphs: Information received here from London, by the last European steamer, states Ihatall the rebel rams in England have, been offered to the English Government at a certain price, and that Lord Clarence Paget, on the part of .the English-Admiralty, liad written io the builder, stating that no decided onswercoold be given for the present, but the project was before their lordships for consideration. . Instructions have bcensent from Secretary w tiles to the commanding officers of the dif ferent navy yards to have a fleet of vessels ready to lake their positions at' New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and other important porta, for the purpose of carrying Sr t i new , relative to passports of vessels and iweacngcre. , - the War Depart menl that Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher hod been ordered to proceed to the quarters of the Corcoran Legion and commando?it On the other hand.it is slated that most prob ably what remains of the Corcoran Lesion will be added to the Irish Brigade. Charles H. Cornwall,-head of the Redemp tion Bureau in the Treasury Department,was to-day arrested for embezzling Government funds. •••* The WaebingtongpecialtotheNew York Timet lest night, says-: The -President sent in to the Senate* the names of a loft>f Major Generals made during ILq recess, and with them that of Gen. Scho field, but bo is understood to earnestly com mend the latter to! Senators for the Middle Department, in place of Gen. Schenck.--There Isa growing feeling in;the.Senate'tb^t'ho more Major Generals or Brigadier Generals should be appointed who are not actually re quired for the needs of the army add the in terests of the country. . . The Navy Department is going to build four casemate steamships'to cany "four 20- iucb puns—to be of wrought iron 450, • feet long, 58 feet beam, 2,000 feet grate .surface; four cylinders, 90 Inches stroke; four feet two inches propellers; draft 19 feet;’ expected speed 16 knots. They will cost $5,000,000 each. The f7m*7<T« Washington dispatch Sayfi It is expected that Arkansas will be repre sented, at an early day, in Congress; Ar rangcmcntsarc progressing in that State for on election, and there is reason to-believe the State Government will be in operation there shortly. Congress having failed to amend the- Con scription act previous tolhe adjournment for the holidays, the draft will probably "be post poned till February Ist, to 'give -Congress Urn* to amend tire I«ir, irblcll Will'probably undergo a thorough revision. In the mean time recruiting will be stimulated by boun ties, etc. * * Washington, Dec. 24.—1t la reported that Dr. Lcttcrman, Chief Medical Inspector of the Army of the Potomac, has a bcen relieved, and that the Mcdlcnl-Storekeepers at-Cincin nati, Philadelphia, St.'Louis, etc,,, have alrea dy been relieved, and that other chances will follow. FROM ST. PAUL. [Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Sr. Paul, Dec, 24,18*3. Gov. Swift has received authority to ap portion onr quota by townships and wards. This will compel the copperhead towns, who have scarcely sent a inan, to the work. Re cruiting is progressing lively, and large town and county bounties are offered. All but the second ward in this city will be likely to fill their quota by the sth of January, The War Department has refused to grant the request of the Governor to establish a Military Hospital at Winona, owing to its in accessibility during the winter. Cars bn the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad will run to Omoka to-morrow, but the for mal opening will not take place until next month. Wo arc enjoying excellent sleighing. FROM DESMOINES. [Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] • DrsoioiSEfl, lowa, Dec. 24, 1953. The Copperhead organ of this place pub lishes an editorial this morning, urging the faithful to band together in secret to over throw the Union League. .‘lt says the League is very powerful, and there must.bo! an or ganization to counteract its influence. As the League is patriotic and' organized for the sole purpose of supporting the Government, attempts to counteract its influence bode no good. There is a wide-spread scheme throughout the North on foot to revive the Knights of the Golden Circle. My dispatch to the Tbututts of last Monday appears in Tuefidajmorning’s Times and not in the Tbibckz. A half dozen other of my dis patches have never seen day-light, and dis patches very similar to them have appeared in the iiime*, . Volunteering took .a fresh start on Monday morning,'and at the present rate the quota of this city will bo filled la a few weeks. Merchants tell me that more goods have been retailed here this week than ever before in the same length of time. Tho retail and wholesale trade have been -heavy daring the season, and merchants wear smiling frees. Rev. Darius E. Jones, General Agent of the lowa Bible Society, reports that ho has visited eighty-seven counties of this State within the lost year and found seventeen thousand seven hundred ninety-nine families destitute of the Bible. Aftnorf without exception, these fatnUie* arc opposrd to the Government The State cen sus shows on increase of resident population in the Stale since the census of 18G0 of over 37,000. FROM SPRINGFIELD. [Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] SfßixGmg,T), Pee. 24,1863. Gov. Tates and family arrived at their home in this city to-day, from Washington, In good health and fine spirits. The counties in which the greatest deficien cy appears are daily being brought to light. Adams, Madison and St. Clair are behind np on the present estimate at least one thousand each. Unless the quota is raised by the sth of January the draft, I learn, will be ordered where the deficiency appears. Negotiations ore now pending with Missouri and other States that may reduce the quota of these about one-halC Each county will have full credit for every man furnished, whether en listed in this or other States. The copper head papers, who desire to prevent the State from filling up its quota, are seeking to make the impression that the State quota Is fall, when the true state of the case is that there is still a large deficit from all sections of the State, which the most active exertions of every citizen during the next two weeks, can alone save us from the draft. Cob John Williams, Treasurer of the State Sanitary Commission, received four hundred mid sixty dollars to-day, from the Soldiers’ Aid Society of Randolph county. William L. Leonard has been appointed Snrgcon of the 7th regiment, vice Metcaif, resigned. FROM ST. LOUIS. [SpcdalDispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] St. Louia,DfcC. 84,18G5. The threatened attack on Centrevllle, by the guerillas under Reeves, mentioned yes terday, was frustrated by reinforcements from Patterson, compelling Reeves to ske daddle back to ArVtwftflg, The iron clad steamer Shiloh and Eutaw are rapidly approaching completion at the levee. Tho underwriters’ prohibition of steamers leaving port during the present stage of water, causes more indignation than Chase’s restrictions. The steamer A. J. Sweeny left to-day for Cairo, at the risk of her owners. The ne groes here intend celebrating New Tear’s Day as the first anniversary of the Emanci pation Proclamation. "Memorials are being received by the radical candidates for Supreme Judge, urging them to contest conservatives 1 certificates of elec tion, but nothing can bo done till the vote is officially declared. Recruiting is in rapid progress in South west Missouri. FROM GIHCIHHATI. [Special Dispatch to.the Chicago Tribune.] CnrcunfATi, Dec. 24,1563. Major General W-.T, Sherman, accompa nied by one or two of his personal staff; ar rived in this ciiy to-day on a short leave of absence, to visit his family. He was serenad ed to-night at the Burnet House, by the New port Barracks Bond. In response, he thank ed those In attendance, and sold ho should soon return to the field. He spoke'rather sharply of one of the Cincinnati papers, the C&umctcial, which he said bad endeavored^ malign him. The receipts at the great fair were very large today—probably $30,000. Brig, Gen. J. M. Shackleford is expected here to-morrow. FROM NASHVILLE. [Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Nashville, Tam., Dec, 24,1653. E. ’Wing, for many years at the head of.tho Nashville bar, and subsequently ‘an active and•: influential orator in the rebellion, has written o letter to a relative in the city ex pressing a desire to return to his allegiance,! under the President’s proclamation, and ad vising all! his" friends' to pursue the same course. The enlistment of colored troops progresses rapidly. An efiort is being made forpermission from the War Department to enlist colored but teries. * ; Cbristmas and tlae Tfelcgragh. New Tore, Dee. 24.—The telegraph hours of the Chicago office on Christmas, 8 a. m. to 10 a, m.—4. p/m. to 7:80 p. m. . JUI office™ and agents will not be away. Report to-morrow (Christmas night) There may be some in the morning, which will be sent West, if Interesting. FBGM CAIRO AND BELOW. . (Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Cimo, Doc. 24, 1863. By tho steamers J. D. Perry and City of Alton, we have Memphis dates to the evening of the 23d. James P. H. Chapman, mate of the steamer Perry, was suddenly killed by the falling of a* spar at the Mtmphis levee, onT Tuesday eve ning last He was a resident of Albion, HL Another man had his leg crushed, and three ' others were slightly injured by the same ac cident. Tho steamer Sunshine took on board at. Na tchez the passengers of the steamer Yon phnl wounded when she was fired upon at tPoint .Coupee, two weeks since. Boyer was -wounded in the knee by the fragment of a shell. Edwards had a twelve-pound shell pass between his thighs, and though the wound .was very painflil, it is not likely to prove mortal. .The Memphis Bulletin of the 23d has the following: One of our best-known citizens, DrT P. Ml Dickinson, lately went down tbe river a short distance, for the purpose of transacting some ’business near Luna Landing, Ark., within the Federal lines. While stopping at the ixonSo-oroße SABden,. was taken. In tke dead of night, by Capt James Howto,*nepnevr of CoL Bowie ot Natchez, who was killed at Alamo, Texas—the man who gave the name to the formidable knife with which all ore familiar. . Bowie and his company took tho Doctor to .their comp, near Grenville Por ker’s. -They robbed him of everything ho bod, exccpting some of his clothing he had uponliis person, and taking some S4OO. In greenbacks, his' watch, hat, cravat, shoes, .blanket, saddle-bigs with change of clothing, ‘ even to his tooth-brush and pipe. He was taken by Bowie’s.men to Wal worth’s plantation, where he was found by two companies under Copts.‘Hawley and Burke.. The latter had command of the bat talion. " . From the last camp they went to Monticcl lo, Arkansas, where the Doctor was tried and discharged, as no definite charge could he sustained against him. • _ • He was treated with the greatest courtesy and kindness after he fell into the hands of Burke. The other gentleman endeavored, as far as in his power, to rescue for him tho different articles that had been pilfered by the needy wretches of Bowie’s company. The privates of his command were very poorly clad, and armed exclusively with double barrelled- shot guns. Occasionally one' was seen with a small Colt’s revolver. None had sabres. There was great plcnlincss of food, such as it was. In the country meat and flour are In abun dance, bnt no groceries, salt being.obtained in sufficient quantities from the springs on the Saline Riyer. He was ordered to be sent to Gen. Fagan, who commands the State troops, and had his headquarters at Camden, but it was ascer tained that Fagan had moved to Ficlin, Dal las county, and was advancing ou Little Rock, so he was not sent Anson’s brigade was near Ellis, on the Sa line River. Gen. Holmes was about to bo relieved by Gen. Leonidas Folk. Kirby Smith is to take the field. He was at that time within fourteen miles of Cam den, Miss. His headquarters, however, were at Washington, Hempsted county, on Red River. The doctor gathered from what he heard that the armies were advancing on Lit-' tie Rock and Fine Bluff; but could not tell whether they Intended to fight or whether It was a mere feint. The doctor was released from confinement on Tuesday, the 12th, and arrived at home on Sunday the 20th. He took away with him a huge sum of money, bnt he took thejirecau tion to leave his belt containing-it with'li friend before ho was captured. This sum he received on his return. The Memphis Journal of tho 22d, says: A gentleman from the neighborhood of Cage ▼file, in Haywood county, states that there are quite a number of the families of rebel soldiers In that neighborhood who must suf fer if not relieved. Where relief cau come from is more than any body is willing to say. The people arc all placed upon an equality as regards supplies, notwithstanding the ex treme destitution of tho people. A force of rebel cavalry numbering-SOO is stationed at that place, subsisting on scanty allowance of the inhabitants. The coolness with which these savage marauders divide the slim stores of tho widow and orphan, la a sad commen tary upon the degeneracy In Hay wood and Madison counties. Tho best families could not afford anything better than bread without salt, and pork partly preserved in the ashes. Forrest is levying contributions, provisions and forage, from all parties in the country. Barrel salt would easily command one hun dred dollars in the city of Jackson. It will be entirely impossible for them to care any ba con this season unless they ran procure salt, which It Is Impossible to do. A gentleman who resides near Mason’s De pot, on the Memphis and Ohio Railroad/ brings the gratifying Intelligence that '.ue guerillas under Murry F. Payne, who com mitted depredations in this and adjoining counties,gave up allhopcs of crossing the Big Qatchio on Saturday last Ho learned from some source that the ru mor published some days ago concerning the reported murder of Mr. James Cockrill is unfounded, and that Mr. Cockrill is still in the land of the living. The gentleman referred to confirms the re port of Mr. Priddy’s capture. Ho was still held by them when they crossed theHatchio. Mr. Priddy was formerly one of tho editors of the Memphis Argu*. Little Rock nows Is up to the 12th inst, as follows: That Cob Merrill, who wis sent some days ago in pursuit of a rebel force south, as sent in despatches lost night, en countered the enemy 600 strong two miles beyond Princeton. He killed eight, six of whom were by the sabre; wounded 18, took as prisoners 3 com missioned officers and 25 privates. The ag gregate loss of tho enemy was fifty. A foraging party sent out by Gen. David son in rear ofMerrilTs advance, captured 140 beef cattle marked C. S. The rebels were all driven beyond Ouachi ta. Merrill was within 14 miles of Camden in the pursuit The Federal loss was one man badly wounded. Gen. Holmes was ordered cast of tho Mis sissippi river. CoL Clayton sends despatches from Fine Bluff announcing the capture near that place of one Lieutenant and seven men from Oteys’ guerilla band. [Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.) Slnxrms, Dec. 22, via Caxbo, Dec. 21,1683. For some time past, there have been re ports that guerillas were prowling about on the Arkansas shore. Last evening a report came that they had all left, and there were none to be found in that vicinity. Some of the more knowing ones consid ered that this was only to blind the people, for the purpose of inducing some persons who have been threatened-by the guerillas with summary vengeance to go over and thus fall into their power. * Among those who were objects of especial hatred to the guerillas, was John. Kelly, pro prietor of the flatboafc which has been em ployed for some time in the Arkansas trade, in connection with the steam ferry. Mr. Kelly formerly lived in-HopeQeld, and was conscripted'by the Confederates, and compelled to serve In theirvinyl... Not rel ishing such treatment he improved the first chance to desert, since which time he has; rendered good service to thcUnlonlsts, there by incurring the hatred of-the guerillas. . This morning, supposing that the coast was clear, he proceeded to the' opposite shore on ■ business connected with his trade. Thoguc- rOlas were on the watch, and no sooner hod the boat landed than they, to the. number of fifteen, rushed down to the water’s edge and. commenced a rapid fire upon the persons on board the boat. It appears that their fire was especially di rected against Hr. Kelly. He, however, nothing daunted by the disparity of numbers, fired his revolver in return until all the bar- rels were discharged, then threw it into the water and jumped in himself While in the wclcr aball pierced him, which must have instantly hilled him. Another man by the nunc of Daily was also wounded in the arm. The guerillas then went bn board the boat and scuttled it, so that it sank. Having ac complished their fiendish purpose, they leis urely mounted their horses and made good their retreat. Hr.’Kelly leaves a wife and family to mourn his death. CHICAGO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1863. Cairo, Dots. 24.— The Memphis Journal of the 21st says: . We observe a larger quantity of cotton on the Bluff this morning: than bos been seen there since the occupatkm-of the city by the Union forces. ", Cotton sales oh the 19th were four hundred and thirty-four bales, ' middling to strictly middling, at G3£6oc;'good-middling, 07359 a. Several lota have recently arrived by the river, Including three hundred and fifty bales bythe'Sunshine.. .. Mobile papers say tho -Legislature of Ala bama voted that the beautiful caroots that coyer tho floors of the Capitol be tut up and given to tho soldiers of the for blankets. The guerrillas, under Murray and Payne, who have been depredations on the people in the countLcsi adjoining Mem phis, ore reported : tb bavu gathered no all their forces and crossed ths Big HatchioT Tho Little Hock Democrat , of the 13th, says that the city is. improving in every respect Business is rapidly increasing, and the people feel again that they arc in k land of plenty, , In .the State tho cause Is gaining ground rap idly and steadily. Secessionists arc laying .down their arms .and prejudices, -and hun dreds of volunteers are enrolling themselves In the ranks of the national defenders. A better spirit and‘healthier tone pervades the people. ' . ; Col. Merrill, who was sent some days ago in *purßuit*of' the force South, sent in dis patches last night stating that ho encounter ed the enemy, hOO strong, two miles beyond Princeton, and killed- eight, six of whom 'were killed by'gabtb';'Wounded eighteen; took as prisoners* tbraß eommlssioncdoificers ■ Semy aSy “ V ° loss to the ,A f»ra?l"e party, rent by G en. , a . sou, in the. rear -o£ -Merr|U’q advance can tUred 140 beef cattle marked. CT S.‘ ’ • ’ i Tlie rebels are an dylyenfSJcyond Ouachita,* Merrill -was witlUu.fomteen miles of Camden, in pursuit * . : Gen. Holmes is ordered-east of the Mis sissippi. « ~. . • - . : 'Cot Clayton sends dispatches from Pino ,Bluff auuouuping'tljVcapture near that place of dnc lieutenant and- seventeen men from Oleylfuruerilla band. c . ; Dr. Dickinson, a resident of Memphis, was lately cdptured by a company of gueril las, robbed, and _■ carried to. Monticello where he tree released. , He furnishes the Ai-gvs with interesting items relative to rebel .movements in Arkansas. At Lima Landing Chicot ccnnty,.thcy burned a cnb of G.oSb bushels of corn, and ahothsr in the neighbor hood containing 3,000 bushels. ; Be said it he did not brim it, the Marino Brigade would take i t-• ; The advance of Gen. ‘Fagan, commanding the State troops, is reported at or near Tulip! Dallas county. Famous’ brigade was at Fort Elba, on the Saline IHretv between Camden and Littleßock. Fagan, whose headquarters were at Camden, had ordered-a concentra tion, doubtless with the view of a font on Little Bock. * Smith was repbrt&l at Washington, Hempstead ceunty, ; These places arc all on the Texas route, southwest of Little Rock. It was reported and generally believed that Gen, Folk was* to ■ be-sent to supersede Holmes, who, It seems; la ctlll in the State. It seems there is sufficient com, beef and pork in the rebel lines, but the clothing sup plies arc almost exhausted. Receipts of sugar at New Orleans for the eleven days commencing on the Ist lust., 0,289 hhds. FROM 15S3IA8AP0US. [Special Dispatch to the Tribune ] INDZI3UXV3LIS, DOC. S4, ISB3, Rev. «T. W.. Manfort, .Indiana Military Agent at Washington, D. C., arrived here this morning in charge of two hundred pa roled sick and wounded-Indiana soldiers from Richmond. The complimentary supper to CoL at the Bates House, was a grand affair. Captain Lasier canvassed Wayne county last week and raised twelve thousand dol lars for the Sanitary Commission.. Wayne is the banner county so far, and the officers of the State Sanitary Commh£lon design pre senting her citizens with’ a handsome ban ner. THE CHICKAHimy GRAVE Philadelphia. Dec. 24.—1t is understood that the National Conservative Union Com mittee, now in session in this elty, lias reaf firmed the nomination of Major General Mc- Clellan for President, and Ex-Gov. W. B. Campbell, of Tennessee, for Vice-President. The Pirate Alabama • Boston, Dec. 21—A private letter dated Madras, Oct 27tli, says Spolr & Co. have re* ccived orders from Capo Town to advance 10,000 rupees to the Alabama, andjthoy have a larre number of letters awaiting her arrival, now dolly expected. She will meet with a VCI7 cool reception from the Europeans here. A Donbtfnl Rumor. J»ew Tonic, Dec. 24.—A special dispatch to the Huttahi in this city bv the independent telegraph says that Longstreet has Joined Lee, and that the latter has crossed the Rapidan, Meade falling hack. There have been several kinnishes with Stuart’s cavalry. Markets by Telegraph. Milwaukee Market. [Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribnnx] Milwaukee, Dec. 31. Geaix—Wheat declined two cents on ’Change. * /les 8,000 hu No 1 at tUS# ; W,OOO bu at SU3; 5,000 on at ; 53.C00 bn at ?IJ4K. No 3 sold at SU7K QI.CB. Oats dnil and offered at 59Hc without buyers. Corn quiet— old shelled In bags sold at 91c. Barley unchanged. Rye nothing doing. The market at the Newhall House, this evcaing.niled a shade firmer,and No 1 prices were freely offered. PBOTisioxa—lnanimate—l.OCObrls Mess Pork sold at $14.(0. Pouxtbt— Good demand. Turkeys 8c V ft ; Chick ens Sc V ft. livKHocs-BecclptsSOOhead—whlchsold at $3.73 —averaging 211 fte. - Dsrsssp Hoos—Hecelpts3,CoD-markct 23®50c low er-sales at SBX)O® 7Xo—dividing on 200 fts—|sA3®6.od <37Xo—dividing bnlSOandSOO as. Cincinnati Markets. [Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.] CrxciXXATI, Dec. 21,1953. Whiskt—A good demand and firm market. Sales of STO brls at SS&Styfc, the latter rate for wagon. pFonaiosa—Hogs—The receipts were about 5,900, and they were held with great firmness, and at tho close an advance of 10315 c was established on 300 its averages, selling at $7XC@7.73 • The sales were s 119 ar 310 at $7.50; 200 av 170 at $7.10; SO av 210 ats7.To; 125 av 2(0 at S7XS; 191 av ICO at $6.53, but few of the packers were buying, which circumscribod the busi ness. ' Protibioxb—There was some demand for old mess pork, and sales were made, hat the particulars kept private ;18G1 Queen City would sell $15.00; and at sl?.C9,bat both held higher; country sold at 50 to 75c below these rates; 100 brls new mess sold at $19,40; and 1,000 pieces clear bnlkteldea, yesterday, at 9c— a motth In salt. A good dinsand fbr gut and bead lard, with tales of 600 tea atil®MS(c, the’former rate a lot in old cooperage. New York Market—Dec. 24. and rather heavy, without any mate prices; ieXWSJS?or extra State; $7.- for Extra Round Hoop Ohio; $7.7339.50 for trade brands, closing quiet. , «n!BKT—Fair demand and lower. Prices part of 93®fl7c for State and Western, cloa . 'vf.eat a shade lower, with sales at $1,413 fo £, : vl-4&SI-50 for Milwaukee clnb; $1 £5 for old do In store; $!.52(ai.53f0r winter red western. Corn rather easier, with sales at $1,270 1.23 .or shipping mixed western in score, chiefly 91.27 0159, closing at inside price; SL23 for round yellow. e^ Ul ?Si?^S. < *. Blcr acd ln moderate demand, with sales at 9CftWc forwestern. Wool—Firm. Kb thin? of moment doing. ®« o< ?^i ES T^ OB ?F s i lß i et * ilolatdes duu and gen erally without decided change. b . Oils—Petroleum steady. Crude, 83Wc s refined iree,sl®S2c; refined In bond, 60; refined In bond for January sellers’ option, 48c. Pnonsioss—Pork firm and In fair demand at 5IJU2for old mess; s2l ■so®‘K.O) for new do: fl-UOaiADO for old and new prime; *I7.QCk3I9JK) for prime mess. Also 800 brla new mesa; for March and April delivery, ats2a.2s; 1.000 brla old moss, lor Feb rnary delivery, at $20.00. Beef firm. Bacon sides quiet. Urcfsed hogs firmer at 7*@SJ<c for western. Lara firm atijtolSc, the latter for tow 'western. Bat* ter selling at 22@Q2:c. New York Money Ular&et—Dec. 94. . Mojtst—ln active demand at 7 per cent. BrxßLßto ExcHNaos—Qnlctand firm at 163. Opened at ay, and closed quick at siy® Govkunkiht Srocss—<Met and steady. Stocks—No second board to-day, ■ Gold rallied to 153J4 this afternoon, under n bogus report that Lee was advancing on Washington, bat closed dull at 152. ’ Stocks were atroog at the nubile hoard, and there was a general Improvement—the greatest advance beingonHodson River, and being very firm In the street this afternoon tho board and Quotations wore well sustained. St. XiOulfl Market—Sec. 94. Business again light on ’Change. More cheerful feeling In flour, and considerable lots have been dis posed of during tho last few days, but on what terms we could cot learn. There is not enongh wheat offer ing to attract the attention of millers—no quotable change in the market. Corn and Oats both advanced. A DDISONFARAIERS’MGTGAIi JujL INSURANCE COMPANY,—Notice Is hereby given that tho Annual Election of the Officers of the Addison'Fanners’ Mutual Insurance Company will beheld at tho office oftho said Compaay.ln AdrlUon. on the second Batnrdayof January. A. D. IBH, beta* tho ninth day thereof. By order or Directors. de3Stia-2w HENhVD. FISCHER See’y. FSR THE HOLIDAYS.-Rich presentation goods ut AKBRLT & TOBIN’S, 123 Lake street, one door cast of Clark. A splendid stock of fine Watches, Dlan»onda,Ladlc3 fine Jewelry, Silver Ware and Plated Goods, Erery inducement will be offered to the trade In stock and prices. , _, r 193 LAKE STREET. dc2s-U7S2trct AKERLY & TOBIN. ■RJOTICE.—The ticket holders in it tbcßaffie, atthc Washington Coflfeo Hotuoy Last evening, arc hereby notified that No. 7$ drew the Plano, No. 131 the Wax Wreath, and No. 158 the Wax Frame and Cose. deS-UlMt A RABIAN COFFEE,—One half AA the quantity of this Coffee needed to produce a beverage 4 Equal in Strength and Flavor to that produced by Old Government Jars. Sold at twenty-five coots per pound. jTry l», 4eJJ-tJWtnet Wcto Aibcrlisemeiits. JJAYE YOU SEEN TEES BRIDE, AT GALE BROTHERS, Dealers in Parian qnd Fancy Goods, dccSS-tITS-lw-not - 802 Randolph atreel rpROMBLINTZ FARONTXT3 X scnpletz cad Starcortz, at Ercritt’s. 157 Lake etreet. Also, Cartes do Visits for S3 par dozen, sipo> florin style and finish. Photographs at proportion- WsruiAtUscm. £JIDER SYRUP by tbe Barrel, . Hickory Nnt* by the barrel. Buckwheat Flour bv the barrel. . Michigan and New York apples by tbe barrel. . At 35 State street. de2£-t2U-gt n. F. STANLEY. CHRISTMAS DAY. Toys for Christmas Gifts—othkboub. bzautitcx. chbap—at ’ 1 Tallmodge & Go’s Periodical Store, Custom House Flace, first door north of the Post Office. • d025-t3lMt Ul. A. COUNCIL No. 1 NORTH • DIVISION.— I The next meeting of tho Council will take place on FBIOAY, January Bth, 1881, at tho Ball of the Good Templars, In the same building, cor. ofNorth Wells and Indiana streets.- Entrance on In dlana street. dcSKOW-lt A SHUAR LODGE NO. 308.—A JU k Special Meeting of Ashlar Lodf o No. 303, T and A. M., will be held at tbeir Halt.ln Metropolitan Building, on SATURDAY EVENING, at 7 o’clock, for work. Masons ara Invited to attend. , , By order of A. W. M. de2s-tlDl-lt E. W. JONES, Bcc’y. IDAHO. BY J. L. CAMPBELL. ' ?£» w *pPr®*a.,Price 25 cents. Maps, Guide, Joorm ° I: ' WALal '’ (OENTRAL SKATING PARK. CHRISTMAS' DAY. mm AFTERNOON MATINEE Sx O’CLOCK. LIGHT GUARD BAND, Get your Tickets at the Park. tle2s-tlE3.lt latp QBAND CARNIVAL ON Ogden Skating Pond TEIS CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON AT 2K I*. M. Music by the Great Western Band. Weather permitting. Icc la splendid condition. Admission to strangers 50 cents. Ladies os specta tor?, free. aas-ccp-icmsp U. S. 6-30’ s , We shall continue antU further advices from thi Treasury Department, to receive subscriptions AT PAR for the United States 5-20 Tear Six Per Cent Bonds, Both Principal and Interest Payable In Gold. INTEREST WILL COMMENCE ON DAT OF SUB -BCIFTION AND RECEIPT OF MONET. Bonds delivered at onr office, or on the line of ttu American or United States vrltUii ten to fifteen daysflromthe date of subscription, free oi all ttpense. Parties can send currency la amount* of I*6 and upwards, free of eharge r 6y marking pact ages “B. C-p. w. and K.” Treasury Notes or New Tork Exchange received at Bar, Also, U- 8. Depository Certificates, payable V re order of JAT COOKE. Sob-Agont. The nsnal Commission allowed w bants and hank ers. Also those wishing Bonds to establish National Banks, in which case subscribers wtu par their owr express charges. Wo have a supply of Icjtroctlons for establishing National Banka tor those who wish them. PEESTON, WHXAED & KEAN, Bankers and Agents for Five-Twanty Loan, corner o« _ Clark and South Water streets. nolS-r123-wr*x-ne t PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS Fnm 50 Cents to $25.00. iACSUAMMOar BOARDS, SCRAP BOOKS AND HERBARIUMS, Velvet Albums, $4. Pocket Books and Banker’s Cases, WcstenJiolm’s Pocket Knives, FASHION A BX.E FRENCH NOTE PAPER AND ENVELOPES Purchased from ns stamped with Initials without extra charge. J, tf. ithddleton & CO,, de23-rc3-lt StaUoncrß * l9B Lat °- st -» near Wells. LAND WAStRANTS AND Eotmty Scrip WANTED AT AN ADVANCE. I will pay more limn can be ob tained in fbis or other markets for all sizes. I CAN SUPPLY PARTIES WISHING TO LOCATE AT THE LOWEST MARKET PRICE. E. W. MORSE, Agent, Post Office Box 61E6. Office of RUKTON & CO.. Bankers, Cor. Lake and Clark, Chicago, HI. d<2S-t2B St W FAJCDCt THE UNION BANNER. ..The first number of the Uxiox Baxxkc for the bew Tear—bearing date January 2d, ISsl—will be for sale at ah the NEWS DEPOTS, And at the office of publication. 55 CLAEK ST., opp. the SITEItIUH HOUSE, On Thursday Kelt, Doc. 31«t. As heretofore announced, ot that time our paper will be greatly improved, and rendered much more attractive than It now Is. Besides several original poems end a variety of other Interesting matter, U win ccniam ’ XWO SPLENDID STORIES, Wnirrzx expbeselt for its conraxa, either of which is worth more than the price of the paper. - subscribing for the Baxxub prior to that rccelvoH on Tbursdav next, either by car rier or through the Post Office, as they may direct. rr.ee for single copy, five cents, brnaf de,lvere< * carrier *0 city subscrl* To mail subscribers, S2XO. All yearly subscribers will receive a numbered cer tificate which will entitle them to a chance In the distribution of valuable Gifts as advertised in pros pectus. Nows Dealers in the country will he supplied with the Baxxkr, »t Publishers’ prices, by the following wbolcsaleNews Dealers of Chicago: Jonx R, Walsh. HcNaxlt dt Co., Baxfoud A Baldwix. and C. hirrms. W. S. SPENCER & CO., PUBLISHERS, No. 55 Clark Street, Opposite Sherman House. Post Office Box 5093. dec26-US4-lt COFFEE Sold Everywhere. Retail price, TWENTY-FIVE CENTS per ponnd. dc23-tb9-3tnct $20,000 DO3IESTIC DRY GOODS, BROADCLOTHS, CASSIMERKS, All Wool Flannels. TJnderalilrts and Drawers, Wool Socks and Hoods, Irlsli Linens, Winter Cloth* log) Back Gloves, Yankee Notions, Ac,, dec., ATTOTIOM 1 , ■Without reserve for Cash, On Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 9 1-2 o’clk, AT BUTTERS’ AUCTION ROOMS, In Portland Block, cor.Dearboru and Washington a«. Tbs stock is a large one, and comprises Urge lines or GCilrabie Goods, Just received from New York. Cauioznes will be ready on Monday, the 2Sth. ti' All Goods warranted pcrfecL Parties from the country buying Goods can have them properly pack ed sod shipped the same day, and asvrcd dona as at any Wholesale House in the cltv. deSB-qgHt-net WM. A. BUTTERS & CO., AncU. 200 CASES BOOTS & SHOES AX AUCTION, Without reserve, far Cash, Wednesday, Dee, 30, at OH o’clk,, AJK, AT BUTTERS’ AUCTION ROOMS, Nos. 103,103 and 107 Dearborn street, Portland Block, cirncr of Washington street. SCO cases of Boots and Shoes, consisting of Men’s sad Boy’s Custom made Calf, Grain and Kip Boors; Double and Tap Sole; Men’s and Boys’Balmorals, Double and Tap Solo; Ladles’,Misses’ and Children’s Balmorals and Roots. Carpet Slippers, cto. dc2s tSO-2fpet _WM, A._BUTxERS & CO.. Ancta. p UNION THERE IS JL STRENGTH. , ■Wf>RKINGMKN OF CHICAGO. A Mass Meeting of the Workingmen of Chicago will be held at the Hall of the Democratic Invincible Club corner of Clark and Monroe streets, on MON DAY* Dec. 2Sth loit„ at 7:30 P. M., for the purpose of expressing their sympathy with their brethren of New Yorktteven thousand of whom have been oi astrlke for seven weeks. Also, to consider the best means of elding them to the accomplishment of their object. Eminent speakers will be in attendance and address the meeting. Per order of TRADES COMMITTEE. N. B.—Officers or Delegates ofsll Trades Unions In Chicago arc requested to meet in Moulders* Gall on Saturday, Dec. 96th, at 790 P. M. de23-£2a2-3tnet HERRING’S PATENT CHAM PICK FIHE PROOF SAFES. HERRING'S CHAMPION BURGLAR PROOF SAVES, WITH ' nEEniKQ AKD FLOYD'S PATENT OBitlUaED IBON. deT-iW IK H BTAIS Br„ CUc»*». Ncto &iibertisements. Grand Winter Festival, Grand Winter Festival, Grand Winter Festival, At the Washington Part, At the Washington Park, At the Washington Park, This Christmas Evening, This Christmas Evening, This Christmas Evening, Don’t Fail to Come, Don’t Fail to Come, Don’t Fail to Come, And Bring the Children, And Bring the Children, Ana Bring the Children, Single Admissions, Single Admiaaiosa, Single Admissions, For this night only, For this night only, For this night only. Gentlemen, 50 cents, Gentlemen, 50 cents, Gentlemen, 50 cents, Ladies, 25 cents, Ladies, 25 cents, Ladies, 25 cents, Christmas Gomes Christmas Gomes Ohristmas Comes But once a year, But once a year, But once a year. The North Side, The North Side, The North Side, The South Side, The South Side, The South Side, The West Side, The West Side, The West Side, Will Greet Ton, Will Greet Ton, Will Greet Ton, At the Washington Park, At the Washington Park, At the Washington Park. Skating and Dancing, Skating and Dancing, Skating and Dancing, On Beautiful Ice, On Beautiful loe, On Beautiful Ice, The Washington Band, The Washington Band, The Washington Band, Engaged for the Season, Engaged for the Season, Engaged for the Season, Eandolph street Oars, Eandolph street Cars, Eandolph street Oars, land yon at the Pari, land you at the Park, land yon at the Park. Secure Single Tickets at the following places, and avoid delay at the door. Office Street Railway Company. Bammn’B Variety Store ISSLake street Boot A Cady’s Music Store- JO Clark street Hover’s seed Store 194 Lake streol J. H. Johnson’s Randolph street G.G. Street , 13 Lake street Trcmoat House, Sherman House, Briggs House, And at the Park. FBICI3 OP HEASOX TICKSTB. Gentlemen’s Ticket Ladles* “ Misses’ “ Boys’ ** de2S-ÜBS-lt BURLEY & TYRRELL, 48 LAKE STBEST, OFFER THEIR USUAL ELEGANT ASSORTMENT O F CHINA, PARIAN AND FANCY ARTICLES. Silver Plated Goods, &C.J ADAPTED TO THE SEASON. £dcl6-s6C6-7t-WT*Jf-not '\ YOUR GROCERS\ FOR AMBIM COFFEE. dc2S-t3d-Stnet rjIHE GREAT AMERICAN SAIFEB, FUSE ISD EFEGUB FSOOF. Made by DIEBOLD. BAUM ANN * CO., Cinclnuatf. Ko business man abonld buy a Safe of any make until be examines these. They are wining golden opinions from all who see them. F. w. PRATT, dc2£-t37-ot-net 13 Lasallc street. QHAS. L. NOSLE, WHOLESALE DEAIEB IK LAMPS, CARBON AND KEROSENE OIL, 175 Lake Street. opl7-c3ißly-net- Wrought Iron Pipe AHDFiriBfMmSAM, ‘jsssar Neb) aimrrtisements. HERBINTG’S By Moonlighl By Moonlighl By Moonlighl Champion Fire Proo: SAFES. THE ONLY SAFE EVER MADE TSAI DT EVEEY INSTANCE HAS ALWAYS PRE BEE VED IIS CONTENTS IN THE PISE, ALL OTHEES HAVE FAILED AND IS THAT EE3PECT AEE FIFTY YEAES BE HIND HEBRTNG’B. DON'T BUY ANT SAFE WHOSE MASSES CAN’T SHOW THIS EVIDENCE, NO&DON’T BOY ANY SATE THAT EaS NOTHING BUT FAINT TO BE CO AMEND IT. THE OLDFOQYS&FES AEE THOSE WHICH FAIL TO PEESEEVE THEIE CONTENTS WHEN EDI TO THE TEST, AS ALL HAVE DONE EXCEPT HESBINO’SPATENI CHAM PION. CALL AIID SEE SPECIMENS OF OTJE STYLES OF THE SIDEWALK IF FBONT OF ODB STOKE. HERRING & C 0 40 STATE STREET REED'S TEMPLE OF MUSIC, SEED'S TEMPLE OF MUSIC, S3 and 00 Randolph and £9 Dearborn Sts., largest Piano Booms largest Piano Eooms In the United States. _ In the United States. Pianos, Pianos, Pianos, Pianos, Monitor Organs, Monitor Organs, Melodeons, Melodeons. Melodeons, Melodeons. Bemember Eemember Seed’s Temple of Music. Seed’s Temple of Music. Say at Headquarters, . _ Buy at Headquarters, And Buy Low. And Buy Low. " dca-um-it mn\m $ ft) C i: iMm™";;":; -’*“4 kU’la |> ' um. _« 1 *— Bn f vir rut O we / ofe\ f$^ oira *9*“WWC3.vrt , Uw/fiJorf t jo rs,Mf S r - J l n <=• ?»f j; 1 I'.'jsf:r jr.vrflT vmcwvc £}'| . *w,-»hcj ail i*-UMoi s 'owa Michigan. *- Sl - 6 - THESE MACHINES WERE AWARDED THE K2CHEST PREMIUMS OYER ALL COMPETITORS) At the following State Fairs of 1863, For the best Family Machines, thebest Manufacturing Machines, and the best Machine work. NEW YORK. STATE FAIR— First Premium for Family Machine. ** “ “ Manufacturing Machine. “ ** ** Machine Work. VERMONT STATE FAIR— First Premium for Family Machine. “ *• 44 Manufacturing Machine. ** “ M Machine Work, IOWA STATE FAIR— First Premium for Family Machine. ** H 44 Manuacturlng Machine, " 4 44 Machine Work. MICHIGAN STATE FAIR— First Piemlom for Family Machine. 44 44 Manufacturing Machine. 44 44 Machine Work. INDIANA STATE FAIR— First Premium for Machine for all purposes, 44 44 Machine Work. ILLINOIS STATE FAIR— First Premium for Machine for all purposes 44 44 Machine Work, KENTUCKY STATE FAIR— First Premium for Machine for all purooaca. 44 44 44 Machine Work. PENNSYLVANIA STATE FAIR— First Premium for Manufacturing Machine. “ “ 44 beantlfttl Machine Work, OREGON STATE FAIR— First Premium for Manufacturing Machine. 44 ** best Family Machine, At nearly all the above tholeadlng Sewing Machines were in competition. GEOVEE & BAKER’S Family Seeing SlacMnc, GROVER k BAKER AND lOCS STITCHES, Stitch aud Embroider Perfectly. CH" Circulars with samples of work famished oa ppiication at Office, or will be sent by null. GENEBAL HOBTHWiSTEBN OFFICE, <lec2s*tlS7-Bt-net 115 Lake street, Chicago. CrROCEBIES AT WHOLESALE 1.500 Boxes No. 1 Dried Herrings, 1.500 Boxes Scaled Dried Heirings, 150 Bbls.Eonnd Pickled Herrings, 2,000 Packages Mackerel in h£ bbis and kits. 100 Cases George Bank Codfish, 5 000 Lhs. Smoked Halibut, SO Cases Hake, IS" 6TOBE AND TOP. SALE BV GEO. TT. KING Sc CO., 25 Hlrer-at. 200 Hhds. Cuba and IT. 0. Sugars, 300 Bbls. Eeflned Sugars, 400 Bbls. Syrups, 1,500 Hf. Chests Tea, SCO Bags Bio Coffee. For sale bjOEO. W.EISG & CO., 33 Bivcr street. dclteffiMtw TAJtnet ORIENTAL POWDER CO. Offer for sale a superior quality of GUXPOWDEB, From Blffe size to Coarae Dockioz. Sportsmen art offered the celebrated Diamond Oram Powder. O. NKWHALL. A^aat. 19 Hirer street. del-rWWTtnet GOOD BUSINESS Busty Borae, Six yean old. sound and not afraid of carvforisle. Sold for vast of use. BLAKCHAKD * BOHLAKO, .Wells street, betweea foils ana Harrison streets. da3«HMln*t NUMBER 167. PATENT de2s-tlSs.lt CHICAGO. WOEKDJG THE The only Machine that Ncto RUberfisetnenfs. BOOKLET Miss BRAD TBEEE TIMES BEAD; OR, The Secret of the Heath, By MISS M. E. BBADJDOK. Andie* Secret.” “JobaMircli m—*.Legacy, “Aurora Fioytf r * , ‘*L*dyLW*.-eic* Price 60 cento. Paper; 75 cento,Cloti. “Three Times Bead" U»* created ib|imi«iiua. Also, new edition* from the following popular Novel*; BY HISS H. E. BBADDOK. HSJ ATTDLET’S SECRET ...Price SO eeata LADY L18LK.... Price 59 OBto BARBELL MAEKHAM Price S4 cents PRESS, from the Author’s Advance Sheets r THE OUTCAST; Or, Tbc Brand of Society. DT MISS M. K. BEADDOff. Published by DICK * FITZGERALD, a Auwt, K. i. Also for Mia by all Dookaellora to tbla jlaoa. Copies ofthe above books sent b* mslLtosaj ed* d«*«. freo of nostaee, on receipt of the price. deS-UTMtrMsw IRENES 001* REDUCTION I IT BOOTS Si SOOES. Having received peremptory orders to close off consignments by January Ist, and dealring to make room for spring goods, we will offer at auction the Largest Stock of Custom Slade BOOTS AND SHOES Held In this city, tn lota to salt the treat* of pare tow ers. itegniu-sooda ana regular site*. Sales to com mence Dzczubzb 13th, at 10 A. M. prompt, and coo lane every TUESDAY AND TnUESDAT ontU January Ist. Goods will he offered at socUon prices to parties at private sale who And It Inconvenient t* attend oar sales. CORE, WIUSOR & to. Wholesale Auctioneers of Boots and Shoes. 54 Lake-s!,, Chicago. tu TnaaAaet 9 W BABDENBEBCin WILLIAMS. T AIsT UST IB IR/S AND DEALE U 3 IK LEATHER AND FINDINGS, 231 lake Street, 231 CHICAOO, ILL, Arc now prepared to fill orders forKlp, Calf and Up per Leather, of their own Tannage. Soft, Pliable and Easily Crimped, And warranted equal in durability and finish to any American Leather. Our Calf Skins arc very closely selected, and free of cuts. Also, a larje stock of Trench Kip anil Call of brands, for sale by tbs sin gin skin, dozen or coac, at a slight advance over Sew fork prices.. ? LETTSGS ASD FEfDPiGS of aS kinds. lIOROCCGS, PEBBLED CALF, CALF agwa Tanned with the hair on. Also. Toole, Shoe Machinery, and overytMnz nested In the Shoe line. Orders Carefully and Promptly Filled, HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID TOR HIDES MID CALF SETHS. Tannery on (he Sonth Branch. no2l-r2&2-Bw-ltew s net WHOLESALE. lam cow receiving faom New York-; bv exnrefla. la audition to my former stock, the BEST ASSORTMENT OF ALL GRADES OP CLOTHITVG, TO BE FOUND IN THIS CITY, WHICH I AM NOW OFFERING FOB CASH ON The Very Lowest Margin, TO THE WESTERN TRADE. Booms No. S3 Lake street, corner of Wabash avenue, and 59 Lake street. ASAHEIt PIERCE. no2o-r239 lm*r tcaw net pEOF. VOK YEEAES’ My Discovered Female Remedy Will prove a blessing to all Females. It has proved itself to be the Only Reliable Remedy Ever yet discovered for the removal of all obstruc tions. from whatever cause. IT NEVER FAILS. Observe the direction* when It should not be taken Warranted in Every Instance. Price and four postage stamps enclosed to B B. SHAW, Post Office Drawer Sol. Chicago, will ensnre a bottle by return mall. „83T The Trade supplied at SO per cent, discount. For further particulars send forclrcular. Direct aa above. e. B. SHAW aor ..S o .]* Agent for Waited Slates and Canadas. «e25-t163-2t Itew T CHOICE MUSIC BOOKS FOR V^PBESENTS.—Home Circle, a collection of Plano lloslc.d Vols. Shower of Pearls. Vocal Duets wills Plano Accompaniments. Silver Chord, Songs. Dne**, Onartds, 4c., Plano Accompaniments. Operatic Pearls. Sonps,4c.. from the beet operas, Plano Ac companiments. Moore's Irish Melodics. Plano Ac compaßimcnts. Price of each of the above.Plala. si- Ci0tb.,3.23; Clotb, fall gilt. ,3. Beethoven's Sonatas, 2 vols. #lO Mozart’s Sonatas. 15. ArloiT, a collection of ParbSonga, separate vocal partsandPlano Score. 43. L’Artdu Chant, by That berg, S3. Chopin’s Mazurkas and Waltzes, 13. Men delssohn’s Songs without words. 13. Operatic Bou quet, Cloth, »2; Boards, |t!». vvvrauvuoa All tlie Standard Operas, Za. Vocal Score. 13. Plano Solo, $3. Oratorios of M*sa!ah and Creation, each. In cloth, AIJO. Mailed, post paid. OLIVER DITSON 4 CO., de2s-Ul3 6t p maw Publishers, Boston. iEPARTMENT OFAGBICUL- J_/ TUBE, WASttO-QTOS. D. C- Dec. ls. 1383. Tothe Growers sod MannfiCtur-rs of Flax and Hemp: The Commissioners appointed by this Department, cot slating of Hon. J. K Sloreheaa; of Pennsylvania. William 5f Bailey, of Khode Island, and John A. Worder of Ohio, to consider the following appropria tion ma»lo by the last Congress. Tlx: “For Investigations to test the practicability of cnltivatlng and preparing flax and hemp aaaadbsft tn'e for cotton, twenty thousand dollars.” Having met. and after several days’ Investigation, believing that a further and toiler notice of their la- V'stlgaUons might produce valuable remits, ad journed to meetagaln on Wednesday, the ilth day of February next, at 13 o'clock M. They request all Interested in the distribution of this appropriation, or aoxlona to develop the subject for the public good, to send to this Department, oa or before that day, samples of tie hemp ana flax to tho different stages of preparation,*'of the fibre* and fabrics prepared by them, accompanied by state* menu oi the various processes nsed, sod the cost of production In each case; also,, descriptions of tho kinds and coat ol machinery used, where made, ftc., together with any and all Information that maybe nsefol to the Commission. Tblc information Is necessary before an Istolligeat distribution of t&e appropriation can be madi*. ISAAC SEWTO2*. Commissioner. deJWIW-fcn IX THE STORES THE EPIXJTDID SHOW CAEOS OF THE Arabian Coffee. deS-tSSsttoet FRUIT TRESS, Ferrous tateodin£ to phva?Tfce coming spring w*r> prefer keeping money here to aendlngU *bro*a by iancraat»,arcre<iue*t«iito aend for my 'Citato ne. NO T2AVEUNC AGENTS WANTED. “TEE EVEBGRENS," LaMollle, Bureau County, U'inU., Established 13H. Commence at llendota for SprlnrTra la 1381. dea-CMMr-rAM SAMUEL EDWAKP3. FOWLE’S PILE ANB HtTtfOß CUBE. ton Int*jurat and Extsumau c-a One bottle warranted a pmmambnt ctnnr toera*r Sto'l ttC Pllf*str»o roules inLEFKOSY.SCROFULA. SALT BUEtrjCandaUdJ*e«Mof«>e3*!n. lueaiacruUuM all are itaceued to return tha empty bottle* «al take b&rk tbtlr money. ATtr^tsShottlnlnldOOf-tanted. andttosowere Flatnla Noca?«*f Cdlarwlalileior Rumors Sold everywhere. AH dealers ovist war. 55St It. For sale Ut Chicago by F. A. BP.VAN. gelS^3C9-Cmcctwda The celebrated craig MICROSCOPE is a most appropriate Holiday (jin—amoaln* and instructing all aces. Magnifying a boot ICO diameter*, or IC,OBu times; Ter so simple tbat a child con use It. It la mailed* pro paid, for 25* wllh-8 beautiful mounted objects, 1*1; with 34 objects. $5; by UENBT CRAIG. ss» Broadway, New Torfc. Liberal discount to dealers. deas>tl7-ftt«w-»AM net. ORSKS AND MTJLE3 11 WANTED. - We are now paying the highest.marltet prise la weenbaeka fop AniUetrand Cavalry «otwt atoo, for ecod Mak* three years old. Apply at w atibK opposite DWcVs Hotel, comer of state a«; Tweolg second streets. DBSBT ft Yf^U^Ca.