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* W Among the amenities of New Year’s
ii ‘./ray at Washington, was the reception of
quests at the White House, who had come
pay their respects to the President, and
. ~visb him the compliments of the season.
(WTiat would have been the astonishment
Ind wrath of the old Public Functionary
rid the Lords of the Lash, lor instance,
I upon this holiday, three or four colored
lutlemen had happened into the Presi
gntial mansion to wish them a happy
Njir Year. Yet such a thing
happened on Friday last, in Wash
ington, and there was. no amaze
ment or indignation manifested.
"Verily, the world is moving. Without
|i doubt the Copperheads will go insane at
■1 this new abolition outrage “of the mis
f. shapen tyrant at Washington”—(see Dick
■ Nfeirick’c speech.) We trust it will incense
B them to that'pitch which will cause their
ft, speedy emigration to Dixie.
|Bs v The telegraph" brings nstkointelligence
unexpected death of Archbishop
the eminent Catholic prelate at
York. Elsewhere we present the
j ifoniincnt features of his life.
I) \ f The report of the Rebel Secretary of the
■'j 1 Navy will he read with interest It is as
(L- the rebel navy itself, and its story
/; U soon told. It is especially significant as
ij' confirming the rumor that the attempt to
f i y. lease the prisoners at Johnson’s Tainnd
j.* ;■‘yas a preconceived plot, arrangedatHich
jj* l»:ond, although Copperhead pape~s affect
■*r •<d to laugh at the idea, and ridicule the
.;V ! Covemment for taking steps to thwart the
3 cbcl designs. The report of Holloty
ftv. shows that the action of the War Depart
-8 aTi f .cnt was well taken, and not a minute too
*«fy'-con, for the safety of the lake cities.
’ ]j\ Our dispatches give full and interesting
nifi great storm which has nsh
j|f| ered in the new year. Its disastrous re
-I I j suits seem to he confined mainly to the
jjlj West, and its worst ravages arc in
J! \ Wisconsin, Missouri and Hllinois. Of
JY J:s effects in our immediate vicinity,
cur reporters furnish a full account clse
-3 1 where. The East, as far as we can learn,
| J ) Las escaped, and trains in Canadaandbe
a / tween Cleveland and New Yorfl4Se nm*
ft jEng regularly. In Missouri immense.
I destruction has visited live stock npon
ft ttains snowed in, and thousands of cattle
W and hogs have perished. St Louis seems
J especially to have suffered, and many per
y eons have fallen victims to the piercing
ji. cold. We fear that when we have foil re
jSi td i ns. from this terrible storm the loss of life,
[ M w ill be much larger than is now apparent
;J! It is one of the saddest, of the results of
1 1 7t^JC 8102111 tßat our gallant soldiers in camp
I\f have suffered so much, and that the poor
‘ everywhere Lave felt themerciless biting o“
; I I ac blast Surely now there is w
Li vr.cst imperative call for charity, and one
cannot be neglected. Immediate
should be taken to alleviate the suf
y ring of the needy and devise some means
'kO* to prevent future hardship.
»■.nr -----
tux: colored hegesbot*
The colored people of the State owe it
•to themselves to fill up this regiment if
possible before the month cf January shall
f close. Let all, that can be induced to do
so, take their places in the ranks before the
fifth, and count so much against^the im
pending draft. Every man in the city
should exert himself in this behalf as he
is personally interested, to fill oar quota
end thereby b.cure himself from the
chances of being drawn. As to the colored
men, they get the hundred dollars bounty
in green backs and take the surest method
possible to shame out of sight the villian
cus prejudice which Copperhead Eemoc
tucy has fostcrcdagainst them. Thursday
thirty colored men were sworn in, got
Hbeir hundred dollars apiece and their uni-
Jorm, and expected to leave that night for
iLe general rendezvous at Quincy. A
£ood day’s work; but every day ought be
twice as successful as the previous one.
colored men, this can be done if
outry. Will you do it?
Et. Bcv. John Hughes, B.D.
Bight Reverend John Hughes, the eminent
yC.oman Catholic prelate, whose death isan
iM< Jounced by telegraph, was
»( ( .Ireland, In 1728, and was consequently at
. ic time of his death slxty-slx years of age.
Sc emigrated to America in 1817, and-his
r nthcr, who had preceded him to the United
Slates, placed him with alioftct to learn the ;
I tut of gardening. He devoted his spare time
to study, however, and as soon as his engage
ment expired, entered the theological semi
v xary of Mount St. Mary’s, Emmitsbnrg, Md.
1 Jic was .ordained priest in Philadelphia in
j 'lb2s, and was settled in a parish’in that city,
f *1:11830 occurred the celebrated contest be
-1 tv. ten himself audßev. John Breckinridge
» ‘viiou the question: “Is the Protestant re
-1 Igion the religion of Christ?” Hi 1832
t </-iTr. Hughes founded St John’s Church in.
and was Its rector as long as he
VM-friuted him coadjutor to Bishop Dubois.
f Tj l( was consecrated January 9, 1638. In the
fVfcillowlng year the Pope appointed Bishop
administrator of the diocese, bathe
fipcid not succeed to the full dignity of Bishop
A* until the death ofßishop Dubois In 1842. In
I lt3o Bishop Hughes visited Prance, Austria
,' nnd Italy, lo obtain pecuniary aid for his dio
cese, and on Ms return applied himself with
‘. great energy to the cause of Catholic cdaca
=. lion. In 1841 be completed the organization
* cf 61. John’s College. About this time he
| came still more prominently before the pub
| lie by his dispute on the school question,
| which was finally carried before the Legisla
> lurcof the State, by which some modlflca-
I ? lions of the school system were effected.
In 1841, hr. established at
; .. the theological seminary of St- Joseph.
• la August, 1642, he held the first dloqesan
f ■' eynod of New Tork. In December
’■ again sailed for Europe to procure the scrvlc
. \ ea of some of the Jesuits, Brothers of the
‘ y Christian School, and Sisters of Mercy.He
( , successful In his efforts, and returned in
* ■ A few months afterwards be was sollc-
Jlted by President Polk to accept a epeoial
J miss lon to Mexico, bnt declined. In 150 New
’ I? Tork was raised to the dignity of an arehl
■’ >? episcopal second Arehbishopllnghea went to
•? Pome to receive the palliom, at the of
' ■/ the Pope. The first .provincial council'of
New York was held In 1554, and attended!)/
seven suffragans, the new bishoprics of
Brooklyn and Newark having been .created
the preceding year. Soon after Its close the
rchblahop made another visit to Borne, In
dertobe present at the definition of the
of the Immaculate Conception. On
return he was Involved In a controversy
b Erasing Brooks, editor of the New
•„ SipmS) growing out of the church
_/j question.. At the petition of the
. of the 8L Louis Church, Buffalo, a
which subsequently became a law, had
ntrodneed into the Legislature, design*
t the title to all church property in
in supporting this measure, Hr.
- stated that Archbishop Hughes
I property in the city of New Tork to
ionnt of abont £5,000,000. The Arch
>~at once came forward arid attacked
■* end the trustees of fit. Lords
h, and a long discussion through the
ipcrs ensued. On August 15,1658, he
i corner-stone of anew cathedral, de
to be one ot the finest church edl-
America. This, we believe, com
c public life of the Archbishop, if we.
.'pi the fruitless embassy he under
nort time since, for the Government,
•pc. He was a man of scholarly st
ents, on able wilier and speaker, and
.enth wHJ cause a profound sensation in
ae churches in this country over which he
Las presided so many years, and whose af
fairs be administered with great sagacity and
eminent success. .. ..
Its Extent and Rava
ges in the West.
Death of ArchMshon
Hughes at N. Y.
Colored Men Paying their.
Respects to the
(Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune ]
UianoixCirr, Jan. 2, 1864—lus.p. m.
The snow storm commented hero on
Thursday morning the 81st nit, the flakes
falling lightly but steadily until about 1 P.
IC; when a tremenduons gale from the North
set In. This lasted nearly all Thursday
night, raging furiously and drilling the
snow until the railroads were completely
blockaded. We have beard more than one
ancient inhabitant say it was the severest
storm ever witnessed In these parts. The
business of the railroads from here are com
pletely suspended with the exception of re
lief trainsfcvhich have been using all possi
ble means to clear the track between here
and Chicago, and to extract the trains which
were caught in the storm. We have had no
trains from Chicago or Lafayette since ths
evening express of Thursday night
Hr. Marten, Government Agent of the L.
JL &C.B. B, with the Boad Master, started
with an engine from here at 0 A. M. yester
day, and at noon to-day were reported
Brookstown, to wldch place Hr. Marten had
come on feet, having left his engine snowsd
In somcmilcs lack, which could not be ex
tricated withoit help.
The mercury this morning stood at twen
ty-four degrees below zero, and haa--*nged
from six to ten below all day.
- We havc heard of no loss of life, but quite
a number have been badly frost bitten.'
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
KoLoauzoo, January 2.1861.
The severest storm ever known in ejis re
gion, has visltedns. The'thenaometcr on
Friday was twenty degrees below zero. Snow
has fallen to the depth of eight or ten inches,
and the wind having blown a gale, It has
badly drifted. Trains of the Michigan Cen
tral Railroad have not attempted to ran west
of Kalamazoo. Every exertion, however,
has been made to get the road open, and com
mencing to monow, Sunday, trains will ran
regularly. Passengers who left Detroit on
Friday and Saturday, axe in comfortable quar
ters at Kalamasoo, and will 'csumc their
journey on Sunday morning. All trains that
have left Chicago have reached Detroit safely.
The Canada railroads ore not at all obstructed,
and trains are tinning regularly.
[Special Dispatch to the Chi capo Tribune.!
irmsenKLD, 111., Jon. a, 1601.
All railroad communication Is suspended
with.no prospect of being resumed for
several days. No trains have arrived hero
since Thursday; We are completely snowed
in. The weather la hitter cold. Several
soldiers have frozen to death at Camp Yates.
It is reported that the Hosjdtal is in a very
bad condition. The stage driver on the routs
between here acd Virginia was found dead on
his box to-dav. Supposed to have frozen to
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribxma.] .
Milwaukee, Jan. s, 1564.
The weather for the past forty-eight hoars
hap been pcrfccUy diabolical, and business is
in consequence almost suspended. The
thermometer has ranged from thirty to thir
ty-five degrees degrees below zero, with a
driving wind most terrible to encounter.
Frozen cars, noses and feet arc innumerable,
and many persons were yesterday picked up
insensible on the streets.' Ears and feet were
frozen while going but a few blocks. Many
employes of the railroads were badly frozen
and crippled fer life. Ho trains have arrived
or departed yet In any direction. In fact, we
are completely frozen in, and must wait pa
tiently for deliverance, though there is little
abatement as yet.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune/]
Dixok, lIL, Jon. 2—lop, m.
The storm has been raging furiously for
Uic past three Jays. Several have been frost
bitten, bnt we have heard of no lives lost in,
this vicinity. The railroads ore badly block*
ednp. There have been no trains on the
minolfi Central road for the past three days,
and there will bo none before Tuesday. Wo
are suffering vith intense cold, the thermo
meter standing at SO degrees below zero.
raoai st. locis.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
St. Louis, Jan. 2, ISOI.
The cold snip is the severest known here
in twenty years. In the suburbs, the ther
mometer, yesterday morning, stood twenty
five degrees bJowzerojin town, from clgh
-teen to twenty. To-day It Is five degrees
above zero. The river la bridged by ice, and
moils were brought over by horse and wagon,
on the lee, last night. All the railroad trains
were suspended on account of the snow, and
on the North Missouri KnUroad 10,000 hogs
have frozen to death, and an Immense num
ber of cattle have frozen along all the rail
roads. In the city, several persons hove died
from a similar cause, and the suffering of the
poor reported to the authorities surpasses be
lief There are ovqr half a dozen steamboats
in a very dangerous position for a breaking
up of the ice, and a serious loss of steamboat
property Is feared.
[Special Dlrpctcb to the Chicago Tribune.]
Oausu, Jan. 2, ISM.
The weather is excessively cold, the mer
cury ranging :‘rom twenty-five to thirty-three
degrees below zero. The gale subsided on
Friday night, leaving the railroad blocked
terribly. Nc- trains have reached here since
Wednesday evening, and tho prospect Is
[Special Dhpatch to the Chicago Tribune,]
Columeub, 0., Jan. 2,19Gb
Dec. Slst It rained all day. At night the
wind rose, and at 32 o’clock It began to freeze.
At daylight oa New Tear’s it was intensely
cold and windy. It has continued so without
change since. The thermometer stood at
eight degrees below zero this morning, at 7
•’clock. Trains are behind time but no oc-
cldcut has occurred. Tlicrc arc no reliable
reports of the logs of life, though many are
badly frozen, and there is much suffering.
[Special D If patch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Foot Watkx, Jan. 2,15G4.
The tlicmomctcr on the Ist -was 28 degrees
below zero, with heavy wind and snow.
Two men were frozen to death. The Pitts
burgh and Fort Wayne Railroad is not yet
open to Chicago but all goes on right east
ward. The Toledo and Wabash road is
slightly interrupted. No malls for three
Louisville, Jan. 2.—Thursday the barome
ter at soon stood at 29:02. Boon afterwords
it commenced .rapidly falling, reaching 23:65
at 8 o’clock p. m M resulting in a violent snow
storm from the N.W. On Thursday night at
10 o’clock the barometer, rising, had reached
£9:10, and Saturday night at 0 o’clock, 29:C5.
The thermometer at Thursday noon stood at
47 degrees above zero, falling between that
and 10 o’clock p. m.*to 1 degree above zero.
Friday morning at 9 o’clock a. m. the mer
cmy was at V.\\i degrees below zero, and con
tinued below zero all day. Saturday, more
moderate. At 11 a. m., 3 degrees above, and
same hour In the evening, 14 degrees above
zero. Nothing like this was ever known in
Kentucky. _
-The JoxmwVs. statement this morning re
specting 'the freezing' of five Confederate
prisoners at Jeffersonville Is entirely incor
rect. The prisoners were well cared for, and
neither death nor Buffering occurred among
(Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Clstsloku, Jan. 2,18GJ.
The cold came in with the New Year.
During the past forty-eight hours the ther
mometer has ranged from six to twelve de
grees below zero. ! One of the most bitter
northwest winds ever known in this locality
prevailed all day yesterday, and last night
several cases of death. from. ircezlug are re
ported. The trains have been generally be
hind in consequence of tbc freezing up of
the locomotives. Manufacturers were una
ble to commence operations before noon to-,
day; in short,- everything capable has been
thoroughly congealed. There has been no
snow, and to-nlghtthe weather is much more
(Bpcml Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Madison, Wia., Jan. 2,1661.
A terrible stone of wind and snow set in
Lcre Wednesday night, lasting all day Thurs
day—completely blockading the railroads.
In many places on the Milwaukee & Prairie
du Chicn Railroad the drills were from
twelve to fourteen feet deep, and packed In
so hard that it required to be shoveled out
before trains could pass. ■ Thcpasscugcrtrain
which left here Thursday afternoon for
Prairie du Chicn got buried in a drift, at
Avuna, and was not got out until thin even
ing. Two engines belonging to the train
were tadly damaged. Trains on the east end
were also all blockaded, none getting through
since Wednesday. Consequently we are with
out our usuols moils since Wednesday. The
cold yesterday and to-day has been intense,
the thermometer standing,- yesterday morn
ing at? o’clock,'at 84 degrees below.‘zero.
This morning it is reported' at 30
degrees, and -at the Uarvey Hospital
the mercury congealed. The oldest
settlers say It is the coldest weather they
ever experienced in this State. There was a
great deal of suffering at femp Randall and
Harvey Hospital yesterday, and last night
their supply of wood was exhausted, and a
large number of soldiers were badly frozen;
It is reported that one soldier, who was put
in irons for some misdemeanor, was frozen to
death. 1 can trace the rumor to no reliable
source, however, and think it is unfounded.
The State officers are to be sworn in by
Chief Justice Dixon. ; The Assemby cham
ber, in the evening, will be thrown open, and
Governor Lewis and bis brother officers will
be present to receive their friends.
[SpedclDlEpatch to the Chicago Tribute.]
Dzs Jlorxxs, Jan. 1, IBM.
Volunteering continues lively, ' The quota
of the 4tli Ward Is complete, and the 2d near*
ly so. Other wards are moving In the right
direction. The City Council has made an
appropriation of $3,000 for the families of
CoL J. A. "Williamson, of the 4th lowa In
finity, arrived at home yesterday. The Col
onel has been in command of a brigade in
G ract’s army for over a year, and has distin
guished himself on many fields. He was for
merly one of the leading Democrats of this
State, but left his party for his country.
Twenty-six members of Company D, 2d
lowa, arrived home on furlough this morn
ing. They all rc-cnlist for the war, I am
Informed hat the Sd infantry have also near
ly all re-enlisted.
Lieut Levering, aid to Gen. Sully, died a
few days since at Sloax City. - He was form
erly a member of the Ist Minnesota, and the
first men who volunteered In that State un
der the President’s first call
The Copperhead organ here comes out in
favor of a new church organization. It de
sires a church through which toxics may be
passed on to* Paradise. An institution of
that kind Is much needed in this State.
Another great snow-storm raged yester
day. The thermometer went down from 2
deg. below zero at Ca. m., to 83 below at C
p. m.
[Special Dispatch to tbo Chicago TriboneJ
Dbs Mono», Jan. S, ltd.
E. S. Hedges, of Sidney, Fremont coanty,
has been appointed Commissioner for the
Board ofEncollmentforthe sth District, vice
Cornish, of the same place, resigned. Mr.
Cornish has been appointed Deputy Provost
Marshal of Fremont county.-
.The opening of the Saver; House, by Si ve
ry & Noon, .was duly celebrated on New
Tear’s eve, by a grand ball. . Notwlthstand
irg the night was the most bitterly cold ol
the season, the ball is'said to have been a de
cided success and a vex; brilliant affair. .
On Friday, the Bth Inst, we arc to have a
great fuel procession, in which all having
wood or cool to donate to soldiers’ families,
arc invited to join, bringing their contribu
tions with them. The ladies will give a din
ner to the contributors.
The Catholic fair, in progress here, for the
benefit of the church building fund, is said
already to have netted over one thousand
dollars, and has two nights morj to ran.
Not one member of the Legislature has yet
arrfvcd in town, though a contrary, statement
was telegraphed to the Tima some ten days
ago. The statement was founded on the tact
that several of the members elect hare passed
through the Capitol, or been here on busi
ness since tho election.
Snows hove so obstructed the railroads
that we have had no malls from the East for
three days. Weather milder—mercury four
degrees below zero.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Snuxonstn, Jan. 3 ISM.
Gov. Tates to-day received the national
colors ol the 03d regiment. They have been
very much tom and mutilated in the many
engagements through which they have been
borne. Tho staff has been pierced by sir
bullets, and the flag almost entirely gone.
The regiment left Chicago Nov. 0,1803, and
was in the. battles of Jackson, Champion
Hill, and Vicksburg, Mias., and Chattanooga,
Those who attend the Agricultural Con
vention, to be held in this city on Tuesday,
January sth, will be returned over the Great
Western Railroad free of charge.
Lieut. CoL Hosbrouck Davis has been ap
pointed Colonel of the ISib cavalry.
Major A. T. Briscoe and Lieut J. R. Cravens
of the 04th regiment, have been ordered to
report to the Governor for recruiting service.
Battery L, Ist Illinois Light Artillery, now,
serving in West Virginia, has been ordered
by the War Department to report for duty
with the other companies of this regiment
now in the Department of Tennessee.
[Special Dispatch to the Clucajro Tribune.]
Keokuk, January s, iS5b
Tbere was an extensive fire on the comer
of Third and Johnson streets to-day. Three
large frame buildings were destroyed. Loss
considerable. The river Is closed and teams
ere crossing on the lee. It Is the coldest
weather known here in eight yean.
Wasuucctok, Jan. 2. —A number of col
ored men, belonging to Ibis District, on
their way to New York to be used as substi
tutes there, were taken oil the steamship
Baltimore at Georgetown yesterday, by one
of the detectives.
Amongtbefirst persons to pay their re
spects to the President, yesterday, were Sec
retary Seward and the French minister.
The gunboat Commodore Beedarrivedyes
terday at Alexandria, bringing up two Lieu
tenants and five privates of too. rebel army,
and several ladles, among whom was Hr*.
Davis, wife of a rebel Colonel Davis, who
were captured while attempting to cross the
There ore indications that Gen. Early con
templates a movement or a raid towards
'Winchester, and perhaps beyond that town.
An order has been issued from the army of
toe Potomac prohibiting all newspaper cor
respondents connected therewith from pub
lishing. or causing to be published, toe uani
ber or designation of regiments re-enlisting
in toe army, or leaving the same, and the
number ol men furloughed.
Another order from i?ro vest Marshal Pat
rick requires a correct enrollment made «f
all civilians or army followers, excepting ac
tual residents within the limits of their re
spective corps. This Is designed to reach •
those who have sought refuge In the army to
avoid toe draft *.
Fifty prisoners and deserters reached Wash
ington to-day.
To-day’s CAnnifhe ays; “A year ago had a
colored man presented”himself at. the White
House, at the President’s levee, seeking an
introduction to toe Chief Magistrate or the
-natlpn, ho would have been, in all. probabill
ty, roughly handled for his impudence. Yes
terday, four colored men, of genteel exterior
end with the manners of gentlemen, joined
in tho throng that crowded the extensive
mansion, and were presented to the Presi
dent of the United states.
From Fortress lllqnroe*
Fobtkeeb Mokeoe, Jan. 2.— The colored
Inhabitants of Norfolk and vicinity celebrated
to-day, the first anniversary of their freedom,
.re given them under tbc President's Procln
motion of one year ego. Four regiment’s of
colored troops, under the command of Brig.
Gen. E. A. "Wild, took part in the exercises.
There were present, as Invited guests. Major
Gen. 8.-F. fin tier and stair, Brig. Gen. Barnes,
Getty, Lcdic end Hickman, with their re
spective staffs. The procession marched and
countermarched through all. the principal
streets of Norfolk, and upon arriving on the
square fronting the, Canterbury,' formed a
hollow square, and there were speaking, mu
sic by tbc band, and Masonic exercises.
Bcailt of Arcb>Bishop Hughes.
New Yoke, Jan. 2. —Arch-Bishop ’ Hughes
died at bis residence in this city this morn
ing. .
Cotton not King.
Gcoigc Thompson writes to Wm. Lloyd
Garrison from England that the cotton famine
in that country has greatly abated. Here arc
bis facts;
To give you some idea of the dlminntiouin
the distress prevailing in the cotton districts,
I may refer to the last report on the subject
The number receiving parochial aid, in the
shape of out door relief, was, in the third
week of November, 1662, 249,836, while ifl
the corresponding week of 18GS it was 111,-
££B; being a diminution of 188,538. The
money paid in the former week was £18,773,.
while in the latttcr week It was_.£B,2ls, be
ing a decrease 0f£0,557. To mcetthedistrcss
' cf the approaching winter months, there is re
maining of the fund in the hands of the Cen
tral Belief Committee about £250,000; of an
other fund, called tbc Bridgewater House
Fund, £60,000; of the Liverpool Fund. £60,-
OCO; and in tho hands of the Parochial Boards,
£ICO,OCO total. £490,000; to which add £l,
£CO,CCO for cmx>loymcnt on public works, and
3on will sec that, exclusive of the ordinary
parochial rates, we have nearly £2,000,000 to
be applied to tbc relief of distress, pending
the arrival of our expected supplies of cotton,
and tho resumption o! work at our mills.
The value of tho works which are being
carried on in tbo various townships most se
verely visited by tho distress, will far exceed
the amount in money expended npon-them.
The result in the improvement both of the
public prop Mli and public health, will bo
immense. Miles upon miles of streets will
be sewered and paved; parks for the people
will be laid out and planted; waste lands
will be drained and brought into cultivation;
and all wbo arc employed on these and simi
lar undertakings, having their physical wants
provided for while so engaged, will be more
likely to enjoy robust health than them, they
would be if immured within the heated
teem of a cotton iactory.
Alter a sober and thoughllbl review of our
domestic condition during the last three
years, and an equally deliberate estimate of
our prospects for tbe future, I have arrived
at the conclusion that the Adjure of our sup
ply of cotton from the Southern. States-has
done us no serious Injury, and that in its re
sults to us it will, be one of the most 1 fortu
nate events that could have occurred.
Tle spell by wliich we were once bound is
broken—tho enchantment Is dissolved. Eng
land no longer, bows her neck to the yoke of
slavery. Her cotton is no longer stained
with blood.
previous to the breaking out of that wick
ed rebellion, which at this moment is alike
convulsing and regenerating your country,
so prolific were the plantations of tbc South,
so excellent was the quality of the fiber
grown, so comporntivoly near was the field of
production, and so established were the trade
exchanges and correspondence between Eng
land ana America, that eighty-five per cent,
of all the cotton w*c consumed came from
your slave-cursed shores. While tßis was the
stale of things, there was not tho slightest
possible encouragement to other countries to
grow cotton in competition with the produce
of the Southern States. Hence onr bondage
to tho slaveholders seemed complete and in
exorable. By their own net we have been
emancipated, and shall never again ha en
thralled. The cunning have been taken in
their own craftiness. Vaulting ambition
hath overleaped Itself. ..
How marvelously have events, even In
themselves, worked toward the furtherance'
of ends beneficent and good!
.Old Kentuck.
The Provost-Marshal of the VHlth District
of Kentucky having called on those whom bo
bad enrolled, to show cause for exemption, if
cause there were, was waited on by a large
crowd, nearly all of whom were rebels at
best, many of them having served several
months in the rebel army, bnt now consider
themselves unfit for the hardships of the tent
ed field. Hereupon, the Provost-Marshal
was favored with the fallowing letter:
Richmond, Ky., Dec. 17,1553.
Capt. Robert Hays, Provost Martha! Eighth Dis
trict, London, Ky.:
Dean Sin: I have seen your advertise
ments giving the people desiring exemption
from the coming draft an opportunity to lay
iu their complaints, &c. Now Sir, I have
never bad the honor of yonr acquaintance,
bnt I can refer you for the truth of what I
am about to say to my worthy friend, James
D. Foster, surgeon, and a member of yonr
honorable Board. My complaints are os fol
lows, viz:
1 have no broken limbs. I hive no chronic
dlsca.cs. such as “inflammatory rheuma
tism,” “chronic Inflammation of tbc stom
ach,” “phthisic,” “white swelling,” «fcc. I
am not blind in either eye. lam not knock
kneed. lam not badly shanked. I am not
bow-legged. 1 bare no bad teeth and
can bite off a cartridge. I stand straight
on my pastern Joints- 1 have never been
drilled in the Southern army, jiud never been
so fortunate as to bo a member of the sym--
pathizing party in M&dlson. - I have no Im
pediments in my speech. lam neither near
sighted nor frr-slghtcd. I can*hear well; I
can hear tbc ring of a musket as well as the
ring of a silver, dollar. In short* lam sound
in wind and limb. lam about 2S years old.
1 am a housekeeper, and have a wife (a good
Union woman), and no children living. I am
a citizen ofMadlson Co.. Ky.,from which yon
want 2SO soldiers. lam as bra.T? any mau
who is no braver than I am. One of my legs
Is r.s long as the other, and both are long
enough to nm well. lam for the “ last man
and the last dollar,” nigger or no nigger,”
especially “the last mam” If you have a
good musket marked “U. S.”send It down,
and lam ready to bear it In defense of the
Union. lam no foreigner, and claim all the
papers that entitle me* * to go in.”
Rebel Advice on Staking Assault*.
General: Please impress your officers and
men with tbc importance of making a rush
when they once start to take such a position
«s that the enemy yesterday. If
the troops, once started, will rash forward
till the point is carried, the loss will bo tri
fling; whereas, if they hesitate, the enemy
gets courage, or being behind a comparative
ly sheltered position will fight the harder.
Besides, if the assaulting party once loses
courage and falters ho will not-find courage
probably to make a renewed effort. The
men should be cautioned before tbsy start
at such work, end told what they are to do,
and the importance and great safety of doing
it with a rush. Very respectfully.
J. Longstreet, Lieut. General.
Major General McLaws.
Official—J. M. Goggin. A. A. G.
Official—R, Ellis, XA. G.
A Slight Gale Brewing.
Another ease of alleged plagiarism is mak
ing a little stir here Just now, though plagia
rism would seem to be a very mild name for
the charge as it comes tome. Gall Hamilton
may now be sure of her fame. It Is worth
stealing. A young women in Washington, the
wife oTa Captain in the army, claims her
laurels—all of them—l am told, and my in
formant had bis information from (he fair
mplnmt’s mother. GallwlU bo quite equal
to tho cmcrceccy—more than equal, I fear.
I commend-the captalnces to hcrtcndorc&t
mercies, and will be "ready with her name
If Halicarnassus should call,—lf. Cor. of
Bptingfid4 SqntWiaw,
Official Keport of Secre
tary Mallory,
Bon. T. S. Babcock. Speaker of the Bouse of Bep
resentativcp, C. S. A* •
’ Sin: 1 have the honor to submit herewith
my third annual report of the condition of
this department The operations of this
kisnch of toe Confederate service have been
chiefly confined to preparations for ridding
cur waters of the enemy’s vessels now block
ading our seaports, no have also been en
gaged in building,arming and equipping iron
clad and other steamers for service m our
rivers and inland sounds. On the Mississip
pi many of these vessels have done valuable
service to our cause, while others not yet
completed were cither captured by the ene
my or burned by onr officers to prevent them
from falling into the hands of toe United
States forces On the first of January some
of onr naval officers manned a steamer and
two schooners, in which they sailed from
the harbor of Galveston and captured the
United States gunboat Harriet Lane, safely
withdraiug her out of the reach of the other
United States vessels then blockading that.
-port. The Harriet Lane has since bccn,£nt.
into complete order, andhas onboard a suffi
cient number of officers and men ready for
an opportunity to distinguish themselves.
Owing to the vigilance of toe enemy, I have
pot deemed it advisable to gife orders for
this vessel to attempt anv offensive opera
In accordance with my instructions, the
Confederate steamer Florida successfully ran
the blockade from Mobile, on the 13th of Jan
uary, since which time she has been engaged
in operations against the commerce of tbc
enemy, capturing and destroying vessels and
piopcrly mounting already to several mil
lions of dollars. On the 17th of the same
month tbc Alabama destroyed the- United
hiatc gunboat Uatteras in tbc Gulf of Mexi
co, for which daring exploit her commander
deserves the thanks of Congress. On the
the hist of the same month three of oar iron
clad steamers,.'officered and manned by snnyyi
of the hrevest men of our navy, succeeded (5
inflicting serious injury upon the blockading
fleet off Charleston harbor. Two of the ene
my’s vessels were disabled, and al.bough one
cl them surrendered, we were unable to se
cure the fruits of this victory, owing to the
injury sustained by our own’vcsscls, by the
collision that occurred. Had the command
er of this expedition been carcthl to strike
the enemy amidships, his vessel would have
remained uninjured, and our victory would
have been complete
I had ordered a crew to be detached for
service on the Nashville, designing to use
her for the purpose of harassing tbc enemy,
while erecting batteries at the mouth of the
Ogecchce Biver, but unfortunately, she was
destroyed by tbc enemy before my plans
were carried out On the 16th of April, the
ram Queen of tbc West, which we had cap
tured from the enemy, was recaptured, and
her officers and crew, numbering 120 per
sons, made prisoners. This occurrence was
the result of carelessness on the part oi
the commander, who has since been cashier
ed, end dismissed from tbc ecx-ricc.* Du
ring tbc mouths. of_ May and June,
.flnr gn»b«ato on the'weetcra waters-actively
cooperated with our laud forces, and al
though operating under many disadvantages,
many gallant exploits were performed by
their officers and crews. Owing to the evac
uation of Vicksburg and the surrender of
Fort Hudson, ! deemed It advisable, to give
orders to withdraw all our vessels in that re
gion to safe and secure harbors and cease tbc
construction of those contractcdJon—thema
chincry for which was being transported to
tho several depots. Some of. this machinery
is now stored at various points, and us it
seems unlikely to be required for service at
the West, and is unsuitable for use elsewhere,
1 suggest that it be sold, and the proceeds be
r pphed to other purposes.
On tbc seas some of our small privateers
have inflicted considerable hjjuy upon the
enemy's commerce. The Tacony entered the
harbor of Portland, and captured the United
States revenbo cutter Caleb Cushing. Ow
ing to Ignorance of the harbor, out officers
were unable to take the Cushing out to sea,
and sho was again rc-captnrcd on the 27th of
June by vessels sent in pursuit Her crew
were made prisoners. i
During the months of July and. August I
sent tweuly sevpji commissioned officers and
forty trustworthy petty omccr*.t«.uic Brnw
Frovinccs, with orders to organize an expe
dition and co-operate with army officers in on
attempt to release the Confederate- prisoners
confined on Johnson’s Island, in Lake Erie.
From lime to time 1 learned tint the arrange
ments made were socb as to.insurc the most
complete success. A large amount of money
bad been expended, and just as our gallant
naval officers were about to set sail on this
expedition, the English authorities gave in
formation to the enemy,.and thus prevented
the execution of one of the best planned en
terprises of tbe present war.
In accordance with the order of tho Presi
dent, early in the present year I dispatched
several agents to England and France, with
orders to contract for eight iron-clod vessels
suitable for ocean service, and calculated to
resist jhc ordinary armament of the wooden
vcsscls'of the enemy. These ships were to be
provided with rams, end designed especially
to break the blockade of such of the ports as
were not blockaded by the iron-clad monitors
cf the enemy. Five of these vessels were
contracted for in England and three In
Fiance. Dee precautions were taken against
contravening laws of Englaudlntbo construc
tion and equipment of these vessels. Three
have been completed; but owing to tbc un
friendly construction of hcrneatrallty Uws.
tbe Government of England stationed several
war-vessels at tbc mouth of tbe Mersey and
prevented their departure from England,
subsequently they were seized by the British
Government. Another and larger vessel has
since been completed; but it is doubtful if
rbc will be allowed to leave the shores of
England, although it is believed the precau
tions taken arc sufficient to exempt bar from
the fate other consorts.
The vessels being constructed-In France
have been subject to so many official visita
tions that I have forwarded instructions to
cease operations upon them, until the result
of negotiations now ponding shall permit onr
agent to resume work upon them. In this
connection, it is proper for me to state, that
the great revulsion in popular sentiment,
both In England and France, toward the Con
federate Government, has rendered our ef
forts to obtain supplies from those countries
almost abortive. In view of all possible #on
tingenclcs, 1 have instructed the agents of
this deportment to wait a more favorable op
portunity for carrying oat the instructions
previously forwarded. By the last I sent in
structions that will shortly bo made apparent
to our enemies nearer home. Ido not deem
it advisable to communicate any portion of
these plans to yonr honorable body at tbc
present time, for reasons perfectly satisfacto
ry to the President
Although the operations of onr navy have
net been extensive, I cannot overlook the ser
vices of Capt Semmes in the Alabama. Dar
ing the year he has captured upwards of nine
ty vessels, seventy of which were destroyed,
the others being either bonded or released.
One of the greatest drawbacks this officer re
ports having experienced, is the difficulty he
uow bos in procuring full supplies of coal.
The provincial English authorities have hith
erto afforded him every facility, but recently
they have interpreted their neutrality laws‘so
stringently that onr war vessels and priva
teers are much embarrassed inohtalningsuit
able supplies. 1 have instructed Capt. Semmes
to purchase coal from neutral shipmasters
wherever he fouud it, and give them every
necessary document to protect them agalust
the effect such sale may have upon their ves
sels when they return to their several coun
tries.- By this means I anticipate a sufficient
supply of coal will be obtained to enable him
to continue his operations during the coming
year. The other operations of this depart
ment have been chiefly confined to making
such preparations for naval operations as cir
cumstances might permit From time to
time I have caused surveys to be made upon
steamers running the blockade; with a view
of purchasing such vessels os could be made
available as war vessels. Several have been
bought, and are now being transformed into
ships-of-wcr. For the armament of these
vessels it will he necessary that Congress
should make an additional appropriation. Ap
propriations will also be required to conduct
our naval operations during the coming year.
The estimated expenditures of the depart
ment for the fiscal jear ending July 1,15J4,
will anionnt to 827,249,890. iu addition to
$14,024,016, remaining to the credit of this
department on the Treasury. Since my last
annual report, the expenditures for the navy
have been £24,4X2,645. The business trans
acted during the year, in this department,
has kept my very large clerical force so con
stantly engaged, that from time to time X
have ordered a number of naval officers to
assist them in duties not properly devolving
upon them. This course occasions so ranch
dissatisfaction, that I trust Congress will
make such addition to my official staff as
shall enable me to permit ell our naval offi
cers to resume their respective positions.
The great disproportion of officers in our
service to the seamen enrolled, is a matter re
quiring the legislation of Congress. The
number cf commanders now on active ser
vice, either at sea or on shore, remains the
same us previously reported. Many of those
occupying a lower grade in the service have
volunteered in the army, owing to their de
sire to be actively employed against the
enemy. I have not accepted the resignations
of these gentlemen, bnt furnished them with
temporary absences, until lean recall them
fertile performance of other duties. I have
considered It important to keep the roll M
complete os possible, therefore, whenever I
have been notified of the death of any naval
officers serving in the army, I have appointed
h\s successor.
The total number of commissioned officers
al'prcecnt attached to the Confederate army
is three hundred and eighty-three. The petty
officers number one hundred and ntaoty-osre*
while the roll of sailors gives a return of
eight hundred and seventy-seven, notioclmV
ißg those on board vessels now at seen seen-'
rjite rolls not having been transmitted: In
conclusion. I must add my testimony to'tbo 1
gallantry and efficiency of our navy, who
ave nobly sustained our cause under many
lining chcumstances. The prond spirit of
cur officers chafes at the inaction they are
compelled to endure; and I trust Congress
■p ill make provisions for increasing the effi
eUncy of Ibis department, and permit it to
occicnake more offensive operations against
the enemy. In conclusion, I would recom
mend the immediate passage of an act autho
-1 wing the construction of at least six turret
rd iron-clads for harbor operations. The
< rperience of the past year has demonstrated
that- such vessels are absolutely neceasirv, If
expect to break through and destrev'the
blockade at present established by the' cue
my. Attached to this communication I have
the honor to submit the various reports of
: diflerent commanders and officers sent upon
detached duty, together with the reports of
navel agents and other officers at homo and
abroad, who have been engaged on duty con
nected with this department.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
S. ILALlllory,
See. of the Navy.
Removal To Up Towjc.—The New York
Ccn.mtrcicl Advertiser says:—lt seems that
the desire to remove some of onr churches
further up town still prevails Within tho
recollection of many of our readers the
“ Greenwich village Church,” at too comer
of Blcckor and Amos streets, (now West
Tenth street) was out of the city, and far re
moved from business operations. That for
merly remote location is now considered too
far “down town,” and its office bearers have
secured eligible lots, 115 feet front, on Forty
fcfrlh street, between the Fifth and Sixth
avenues, and will commence the erection of
a new bulldirg early next spring. When the
Rev. Dr. Rowan was the pastor of the pres
ent church It was known as an “ out of town
The church of the Messiah (Rev. Dr.
Osgood’s) on Broadway, has been sold- The
society has bought lots on the corner of
Thirty-fourth street and Fourth avenue, and
wifi proceed to erect a new building at the
, opening of Sprinc.
—Tbc Beard ofForcten Missions of the Pres
byterian Cburch (0. SI) Lave recently issued
a circular from which we learn that for the
seven months of tbc fiscal year, the receipts
were f C 0,013. Last year, during tbe same pe
riod, they were $55,010, showing an increase
of 15,403. Tbo rate of foreign exchange calls
for a grrot increase of expenditure. For ex
change, the treasurer paid for- the seven
months, above alluded to, $18,772, If tbe
present high.rate of exchange continues un
til May, u further sum of $22,000 will be re
—The annual meeting of-the Congrega
tional Union was held m Liverpool during.
Hie month of September, In the church of
the late Dr. Rafles, There were present near
ly eix hundred clerical and lay delegates. The
Union is making vigorous efforts on tho sub
ject of church extension. The county of Lan
cashire had undertaken to raise thirty mem
orial churches; of these, eight .had been al
ready opined, another was finished, and sites
had been procured for thirteen others.
7-Like other missionary societies, tbc noble
one at Basle, in Switzerland, has had a pros
perous year. Tbc past year the receipts have
been over S2CO,CCu. More than double any
yucvluuo yooiv- ....... „ , .
—Mr. Bonney made an excursion up the
North Biver In August, In company with
Bev. George Plcrcy, of tho English Wcslevan
Mission, Mr. Jones, United States Consul at
Macao, Mrs. Bonney, Mrs. Jones and three
children. They went cs far as Shee-ue-Cbow-
Foo, £SO miles north from Canton, where tbe
principal civil and military officers invited
the gentlemen to visit them, and the- ladies
to visit their families. Tbe invitation was
eccepted, they were received very kindlv,
and copies oi the New Testament and other
books and tracts were given away, tbe Chi
nese General speaking decidedly In favor of
“ these good books.”
* —Bev. L. Smith writes from Honolulu,
that tbc Oahu Evangelical Association held a
session of thr«c days In September. It was
resolved to organize three new churches on
the island, ondsix persons were licensed to
preach the gospel. Those wbo are to consti
tute one of tbe new churches hod invited the
Bev. M. Knots, of Honolula, to become their
1 cstor, and it was expected that the church
would be organized and the pastor installed,
early in October. Kaphand bis wife, of tbe
Kaneohe Church, were expecting to go as
missionaries to Micronesia by the next op
portunity in tbc Morning Star, There was a
loud call for two more iamilies to go, but
*i>oy knew not where to find tfiom.
—There Is a priest now in Turin, the capi
tal of Sardinia, named Don Azubroglo, who
preaches in the public squares to the people
with great energy and .boldness against tho
errors of the church of Rome, exhorting the
people to read the scriptures. He proteases
still to be a Roman Catholic, and not to have
left tbc church. He has been apprehended
by the police, and led to. prison with hand
cuffs on, but next day heisalways at his post,
again, preaching to the people.
—lt is stated that every man belonging to
a litt’e church not far from SrrincticJci,Mass.,
(Mittincagac) is regular and constant in bis
attendance on weekly prayer meetings. One
of our Boston contemporaries well inquires:
Is there any other pastor so favored, or can,
any other church in the State show such a
The Second Church. Danville, Ky., imvc
elected Dr. W. L. Breckinridge, President of.
Centre College, as their stated supply for one
vear. Dr. Breckinridge was recently chosen,
’President of Centre College, located ’at Dan
ville. *•
Aged Ministers nr New Hamfsiiire.—
Rev. Peter Clark* of Upper GUmantoo, aged.
62, has been in the ministry about 53 years?;
Rev. Enoch Piece, of Strafford* aged 77 years,
has been in the ministry 50 years. Rev. Na
thaniel Berry,,of New Durham, aged 74 years,,
has been in the ministry 47 years Rev. Tiios*
Perkins, of New Hampton, 80 years, has been
in the ministry 47 years.* Kqt. Joseph Boody,
of Mew Durham, aged 00 year?, has been la
thc%iloistrr CO years.
Rev. Jonathan S. 'Willis has resigned
the charce.of the Spring Garden Street M. E.
Church, Philadelphia, and accepted a call to
the “"Western” (Old School* Presbyterian
Chnrchv at the corner of Seßnteenth and
Filbert street, Philadelphia. He preached
his farewell sermon on Sabbath evening, De
cember 13. «...
Liberal Offer Accepted.— Tbc Chrltiian
of New York, says: We understand
that a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church
has offered to buy and hold for the vestry the
vacant lots on the corner of Fifth avenue and
Thirty-sixth street When they are paid for
he engages himself to build a church, chapel
;«ud rectory, to cost together $125,000, reser
ving a claim upon the corporation tp:be paid
at their convenience. The proposition has
already been accepted. "We congratulate Dr.
Cooke*on this most favorable event. -
extensive Robbery of the Duke ol
Bnmswlrk’fl Jewels*
fFromthe London Daily News, Dec, 13.]
A robbery of Diamonds to the value
S,COO,OOOf. to y,cco.ooof. (between
and £400,000,) was committed on Tuesday
night last, at the hotel of the Duke of Bruns
wick, in Paris. On the Ist of July last, the
Duke hired a young mau named Shaw, of
English descent, who speaks several lan
guages, as second valet Jc chambrt. He ap
j *orcd to be above his humble condition,
and, In o. short time, he gained the confidence
of his master by his close attention to his cu
ius. The Duke possesses a collection of
'diamonds said to be the richest in Europe.
A portion of them arc deposited In an Iron
chest placed in hi* bedchamber, and sup
plied with two doora, one of which is opened
bv a spring ingeniously concealed in the
wainscoallng, ana the other by a key. Three
or four persons only, among whom was Shaw,
were acquainted with this fact; but the key
was never entrusted to any of them. OnTues
dav the Duke, on leaving home for
the afternoon, informed Shaw that
he expected a Jeweller to come the fol
lowing morning to mount some of the dia
monds In the iron chest, and that in order
not to have to leave his bed in the morning,
he bad left the second door of the chest open,
and he could open the other by touching the
splicer. He further desired Shaw to let the
jeweller enter his bedroom without delay.
He then went out, and did not return until
between one and two in the morning, ween
he was surprised not to find Shaw
his pest. The Duke, supposing that his
volet woo asleep, went up to hio bedroom
and found that he was not there, hat he
observed on the hed o number of bars m
which he kept his diamonds. They had a*
dc ntly been abet racted from the Iron chest. On
a further examination he discovered u nnm
her of diamonds scattered ahont as tf they
had been abandoned in a moment of fricht.
These diamonds were worth at W W’
CKt The Duke descended to hi. bedroom
on the first floor and snmmoncdhls servanu.
They ail appeared bnt Shaw. Tim Bake
cd them wnat had become of the latter, t-li
mg them at the same time that Wa tomoads
bad been stolen. They replied that Shaw
had left the hotel at ten cl oes atnight and
had not returned. The Dnke next examined
containing bank note to the amount of 100.-
CCOf, and various valuable securities, winch
the thief had left- . Information of the
robbery was immediately given to the Vt*
fcclofpollcc, and a telegram wen received
within a few boms from
announcing the capture of Shaw and ml
the sloltn properly. Mnety-eLv parccte of
diamonds aid other prccioiiattuDt.wcre
found in his pc eke 16 and a leather belt round
his pciecn, together with a number of gold
i irpfß of ICOf. In reply to the questions
UdSJd to him by the law officer
Shaw eaid that all the diamonds ha hat
abstracted were there, and he was
Stoh, tad neither lost nor given any
awav The ieweller valued tho diamonds at
about 6,CCC,OC«f. Several of them are of ev-
was likewise alifound, with the exception of
1,40Cf., which the prisoner admitted he had
spent la Paris. Shew was then lodged in the
town prison, where he refused to accept any
food nntU the chief of the secret police ar
rived from Paris the following day. Ha was
then persnaied to do so, being in a very weak
state. The prisoner, with all tbv valuables,
arrived in Paris onThersdar.- gbvw asserts
that lie never before committed any crime;
either in his own country or elsewhere. He
maintains that, daring the four months he
passe! in the service of the'Dnke of Bruns
wick, fie never thought of committing a rob
bery until the idea was suddenly'snirgesud to
h:m wb?u the Duke informed him that he bad
left the door of his iroa chest open.
Bln. Pederson Alins—The Lady A<-
ci>ed of Trees©l? Against JetT,
{Jrom the N. Y. Herald.]
Th« full- import (published in Saturday’s
lit raid) of the proceeding* in Richmond
against Mre.-Patterson Alien, arrested on a
charge of high treason, in toe shape* of a
letter addressed to the Rev. Morgan OK,
D. D,, rector of Trinity church aid parish in
this city, has given rise to seme reminis
cences or fcmillc* with which bertousbautMa
connected. Hls-mothcr is the daughter of
the late John W. Patterson, of EKiabeth, N.
J., who wasdong a resident of this city, and
is still well remembered by too most distin
guished of the elder citizens of New York as
•I gentleman of high social position and char
acter. His wife was a Miss D’llart, whose
family name J* ouc of toe most houorAble in
Northeastern New Jersey. Mrs. Mato, of
Richmond, the mother of the wife of Lieu
tenant General Winfield Scott, was Mrs. Pat
terson’s sister, and therefore aunt of Mr. Pat- 1
tcreon Allan’s mother*.. The gallant Com
modore Daniel C. Patterson, United
States Navy, who - commanded the flotilla
on the Mississippi which co-operated with
Gen. Jackscn, in tho defence ofNew Orleans
against the British, in 1814, was the brother
of John W. Patterson,- and, of course, uncle
of Mr. Patterson Alisa’s mother. Mr. Allan
is of a distinguished Richmond family, which
may be justly, classed among the very few
genuine F. F. V.’s. His family and his mo
ther’s (so far as now known here) are strong
ly and wholly Southern in their sympathies,
and of decided “secession proclivities.”
His wife, toe lady whom-he so Jaithfullv and
honorably attends and protects while ar
raigned on the charge of loyalty to the Gov
ernment of the United States, is of Northern
birth nnd ancestry. Before her marriage she
was Mies Mary Caroline Wilson, of Cincin
Even if convicted of tbc capital crime for
which she is now to be tried by a court and
jury of chivalric rcbeldom,.there is reason to
hope that tbe pardoning power will bo exer
cised by Paris so far as to save the unfortu
nate lady from tbc fate of Lady Jane Grey,
Mary Queen of Scots, Mario Antoinette, end
other historical female personages of like
latal doom, or at least to commute her sen
tence to banishment for life to the barbarous
country known in the Southas now “under
the tyranny of tbc despotic Linoolu govern
A. Slstcorie Stone* ■
One of the meteoric stones which fell near
New Concord, Ohio, in May ISth, 1860 is now
on exhibition at the Cincinnati Sanitary Fair.
Tho following interesting fuels- concerning
it are furnished by tbe Chairman of tho Com
mittee on Natural Science:
The stone now on exhibition, viewed from
most positions, is angular, and .ppcarelo
have been recently broken from a huge body.
Un occ side it is much rounder and smoother,
add the outer surface appears to bo a part of
tbo original surface of the main meteor.
Frofe-ssor Evens states that those who saw
the fire-balls from- stations not less thqn
twenty and not more than thirty miles to the
westward, agree in stating that it. appeared
as large and round as the fall moon.. Its in
tense urlllioncy may have produced exagger
ated conceptions oi. its size.
The train is described os a cone, having Its
base npen the fire-ball. As seen from rear
Parkersburg, its length was estimated at
twelve times tbc diameter of the balk The
part next the base appeared as a white flame;
but not so bright a* lu render the outline of
the bull indistinct. About half way toward
the npex it faded into a steel blue.
D. M. Johnston, of Gosbocton, Ohio, gives
in his account of the fall of the meteor, the
names of many persons who saw descending
indifferent places, many fragments of what
was probably the main meteor. All these
persons found fragments- after they had de
scended to the earth, and agree in the time,
and tho pieces show the same color and
composition—some weighed 85 pounds. •
Prof. J. L. Smith, M. D., ofLoulsvillc,
Ky., informed the editor of the Louisville
Gazette , that on hearing vague rumors of the
event, two days after it occurred,, and al
though 400 miles distant from the place, ho
immediately visited New Concord, and ob
tained ell possible data respecting the phen
He is convinced from a thorough examiua
tier of tho facts, that no full 6f meteoric
atones, before recorded, possesses so many
points of interest os the one in question,
surjiaaslugevcn the far-famed fall at L’Aigle.
He hos furnished a chemical examination,and
the analysis moves the constitution of the
New Concord stones to be identical with
those that fell about the same time la the
year.lßs9 in Indiana.
The stono on exhibition has specific gravi
ty 8 5417. On analysis by D. AL Johnson,
Esq., one gramme of the stone-was fouud-to’
5i1ica....... I ’SISW
Pyotorjd.. ; *2s‘.Wl
Magnesia ‘OB-73
Alumina 'OSS-J5
J-lme -00W5
Iron.* -teiua
Nickel .. *025(30
Sulgtur ’OUSI
Chromium trace.
Phosphorus. trace.
Water trace.
Thus far, about thirty stones have been re
covered from this fall, all. of which appear
to be of the same composition, and tho stono
now exhibited is said, by Professor Andrews,
to be the largest and most interesting on rec
Defense of Now England by Holmes*
Oliver Wendell Holmes’ letter In defense of
New England is so characteristic of the mnp
that we give it entire:
Boston, December !■', 1563.
Mr Dean Bib: 1 regret that 1 cannot be
come a pilgrim myself, and set my foot on
that fragment of Pilgrim Rock which forms
the threshold of the Astor House.
it would be a great pleasure to meet my
brethren who have Invaded the territory o
my ancestors —for I have ante-natal recollec
lions of New Amsterdam and its dependen
cies, tracing one stain of my blood to a Dutch
mling elder and his Dutchess, or female Hol
I should go to listen, rather than to speak.
1 should hardly cr.re to have my voice heard
in the company of those whose* eloquence be
longs not to New England alone, bat to all
America—to all English speaking or reading
communities—to cTviUrauon itself—nay, to
all mankind; for they speak for liberty,
which is the birthright of ail earth’s depend
ent children—babes in the wood, whoso
uncles are the plotting tyrants who have dis
inherited them.
There Is one temptation yon do not prom- !
isc me. I will go a great way to see one of
those persons who have tried to make frvor
with city mobs and border barbarians by
abusing New England.
I should have looked with intense curiosi
ty to sec what manner of persons they were
whose culture entitled them to sneer at her
cdncational institutions at Harvard and Yale,
at Dartraoyh. Amherst, Williams and the
rest; 1 wdOld thankfully have brought a
photographer with me to catch the features
of the person whose learning authorizes him
to despise her libraries, whose taste entitles
him to scoff at her galleries, whose science
cau dispense with her museums, whose
knowledge of the past fits him to sit in Judg
ment on her historians, who era teach her
philosophers how to think and her poets how
to sing—iu short, who can whistle any tune
he chooses better than that overgrown mag
pie foolishly called the “Great Organ” can
like to take a cast of the counte
nance of the man who surveys the benevo
lent agencies of New England, her hospitals,
her cltv missions, her schools for every form
of bodily or mental infirmity, from a plat
form of moral elevation, which entitles him
to treat her as an inferior.
That persons answering to this description
have been running at large is unquestionable,
hut Mr. Bamum has never exhibited one of
them; not one of then is to be found among
tbc preserved reptiles of our National History
Societies on the shelf with the blind worm,
or among the eyeless fishes of western cav
erns, nor vet among the globe-rolling beetles
of the entomologists. I should have liked a
model of the cranial developments in one of
these i>erßons, fori am curious in phrenology,
aud I should like to know whether the shell
has a mountain In-place of “self-esteem,” or
a bottomless pit m the situation where wo
look for the organ “conscientiousness.
If I could be sore of seeing one of these
specimens of humanity I should find it hard
to stay away from the meeting of the New
EiVriaudSocletv. .An American by birth, a
citizen of the United States, who could sit
down in cold blood to.abuse New England
at a time when her blood is oozing from her
veins like sweat from the mower’s free—at
on hour when national division would be na
tional death, and loyal union is the triumph
of liberty, not onlv for America but for all
mankind—such a being isbetter worth study-
Inc the Aztecs and Bushmen we look at
with so much curiosity. Even the liomoccnt
dj; tf, the African human being with a caudal
appendage, would Interest no less, as a speci
men of nature's aberrant types, lor he puts
foiward no pretentious, and could be made
a decent man of by a slight surgical opera-.
England la abused by a half-taught
and half-eouicd people, simply, because she
hse made thought her speciality and under
stands her business. Let them knock their
feiliv heeds against her as -much as they like;
they wIU find' Uxcic euccos£ chroalclQ4 w.
few lines "written for another set of simple
tons, but which will Ct the case well enough:
The fach'e sea hire's, blinded In the stones.
Os eotac tall light boose dash thsfr little forma;
And the redd granite scatters for their pain* _
Those Hjaalldccoallf that were meant for btaiaa.
Yet the'pracii uhrichr the mem! ne’e aan
Stands all aseonscloca cl the mischief done;
Still the red beacon txrare Its erenin’g rays
For the Icet pilot with ss fall a blaze.
Day shines ail radiance o'er the scattered fleet
Of galls and beetles brainless at htrToct.
Therefore, as 1 sentinset
■frits tnaf her D^fchdi-n —As long
as they will find I rains she* will famish gran
ite,-and let them find oat which i 5 the hard
Toura.'vcry truly,
Ouvss WexdiLl Homes.
To 2m. 107 C. Cowdin, Esq.
Telettrmprilc Featr
[From lhc‘Springfield (Mass.) Bopahßtas, 25th.]
The telegraph accomplished last night one
of the greatest feats on record. The night
Weßpecirilarlyfavorftblc for long currents,
beiDg-perfcctly clear all over the country,
and at the'smrgHtion of some of tbs'opera;-
tore, a complete- connection was made be
tween Port land,sCaiue,and Ci*ttanooga,Ten--
ncseje, via Boston, Springfieii, New York,
Pittsburg, Pa.,-Louisville, and Nash
ville, Tcnn., in a]La wire of more than 2,000
miles In length, go that the operator at Port
land spoke directly with the operate? at
Chattanooga. “-Merry Christmas'* greetings
and all sorts of comjratuTationß- ~werc os
changed between tho two offices, with a gen
eral expression of good feeling all along the
line. Chattanooga said that the- soldiers
down there were rapidly re-enlisting, and
Portland replied that bo was glr.d of It.
These ttvo‘men 3,ooomiTes apart, continued
to converse with fifteen minutes
or more, ihcir companions at intervals of 300
miles or so, attentively listening to-what
they had to say, and occasionally putting In
a word. Who*says the American telegraph
Isn’t a big thing?-
The Caco'Of-BKrt*. Semmes.
Baltimore, Dec. 28. —Mrs. Scmmes, wife
of the brother of daphne Semracs, com- ;
tnandcr of the rebel steamer Alabama, and
her daughter, Mrs. Milner,.-who were arrested
here some ■weeks atro by the Government sa
tboritics, and bad “their turned over to
the Grand Jury, charged wiili sending a bot
tle of of wine to - the West Hospital to poison
Federal officers, have had thelrcase dismissed
by the Grand-Jury. That body was not able
to find a bill against them, act’d it was satis
factorily shown; by chemical analysis, that
the fcuid buttle of wine did not contain a con
siderable amount of arsenic; but that said
arsenic had been put in tho wine two years
ago by some one unknown Mrs. Semmes
or daughter. Similar bottles of wine, which
.‘■he sent to certain Couftderate prisoners In
West Hospital, also had the same amount of
poison in them.
Markets by Telegraph.
Milwaukee Market.
[Special Dispatch to the Chlrazo Trihnne.l
Mti/TfADTEE. Jan. 2, ISfit.
Grain—Receipt* of wheat very light. Market
opened wlfh gcod demand for No.lSpnngAtsl.lC,
advancing to 11. 17— closing very-firm. Oats,
Corn nncl nnced. scllirg at 61c ca track. Barley firm
at sl.lMcr No. S; fl.SOforKo.L
Pbotisioxe—lnactive Heavy elty mesa pork,
lII.KCvIS; lijiht ness. JJ6.52;-prime mesa, SIUU.
Ban s end abcnldcrs advancing; long cot ha-us held
nlj fc3lCc; sweet p!ck]ed.9.<©9J,'c. LardfinaatlOc
for prime leaf.
DEtesiD Hoos-Bccelpte.SOO head. Market Utfc
higher, tale* drilling on 7CO B» ; at
Ncto Hbbcrtisments,
DRAMATIC. —Gentlemen desir
ons of Joining the
£. L. Davenport Dramatic Club,
fan do so by applying at the Club Room, Kinzlc Hall,
Klczle Btroot.onposltu the Kostor House, on SATL’It-
DAV EVEKIKu. January Vd, andevery evening next
week. jat-tITS-ttnet
-A. meetlnc of the Lr.dlcs I.o?al Lcasmc, on MON
DAT AFTiKSOOK.ut 2 o'clock, at thoTounttMen’s
Christian Attoclatlon Rooms. U 111 ail tae member*
try and he present, as business of great Importance
comes before the board?
JaS-tlCOQgt Bt osdesof Tffe Scobetatit.
JL TOFOI.E existing between A. W. Fish and
J. Wade, under Uie flrn of
, , A. W. FISH, dfc CO.,
la bmby dissolved by mutual consent.
A. W.F1311
Chicago, Dcc.SO, 1868. deSMUO-Stnct
_L continue the ComralMton Business, under the
firm name of J. WAUK& CO. at
Offer. Ko.c and 7, over Sturges’ Bank.
ceiJl-t SCC-3lnct J. WADE.
Wrought Iron Pipe
At wholesale by E.T. CRAKE 4 880.
soia-kfCB-net 192; 1M and iw West Lake street'
TKB 8RX238,
Dralcn In Parian and Fancy Goode,
dcc2s-U73-lw-net 00} Randolph street.
Offer for sale a superior quality of
From Rifle rice to Coarse Ducking. Pportamen art
offered tffo celebrated Diamond Grain Powder.
O.NEW HALL. .In- Agent.
del.rtm-JTtnet .W River street.
The next Term of this Institution begins on Mon*
day, January 4th • IBt4.
CatslcgßOs and Circulars con be obtained by call*
lag at the Seminary. eed3.t32S-ll.net
Wbelcs&le Oil and Lamp Dealer,
Look out for the coun-
TEEFEITS—Not only of bank bllls.but of every
tilingtruly valuable. Weurdent.md that even the
ItuUspcniaUe articles known as ** Fan-lly Djc Colors”
arc no exception to this rule. The imitations, like all
counterfeits, are utterly worthies*. Remember that
Howe A Stevens* Femliy Dye Colors are the original,
the only valuable and eyeful thing of the kind.
Horses and mules
we arc now paying the highest market price la
greenbacks for Artillery and Cavalry Homes; also,
for good Males three rears old. Apply at ocr Stables,
opposite L'lllch’s Hotel, corner of state and Twenty
second streets. DEHBT A WALLACE.
Kclmbold’s Extract Buchu.
Tonic, Diuretic. Blood Purifying and Invigorating.
Enfeebled and delicate persons ofbotli sexes Use It.
Sold by LORD A SMITH, 23 Lake street.
A full assortment of Ladles and Gents', wholesale
and retail, at
Pnblle notice Is hereby given that the under*
signed, Wm. M. Hoyt, bis this day admitted MIL
DANIEL BHERMAfI. late of Shaw A Sherman, as a
partner In his bcslnesa. under the firm, name and
»ty!f of WM.M-HOTTftCO.
w^v ,, ° ia,7la ‘- ISM - gS&ffig-
cive arrangements made for the year 1361 at E verb t’s,
157 Lake street. Cartes de Vislte tskea still at Two
Dollrn-pcr doien, all other sty cs of Sun Picture? at
X&ir" ~lPCtlor" °r t RA?°Klis. A'rcnt.
Statements baring teen mads tocustomer* ofoaw,
of course by interested parties, that In tonseqaance
cf the prodigious dcm&rd for these incomparable
riacoß.Mm* tare been suffered to leave the maan
factor* without baring received that extreme care
and attention that havemsde the name ofStclawny
so celebrated; we desire to state that such is not the
fact, fcnt that every Plano ccmlng from the manufac
tory i or receives even more attention than ever be
fore. Usd that the number made only Increases la
proportlcm with the capacity of the worts.
These statements wc shall be happy t> prove by a
theroegt showing of the sp'.enlld instrumentalcon
itantlv passing through our hands. and also by the
most unlimited guarantees 5.1"“
sold- SMITH & NIXON,
SCI S.Clark-st- Chicago, and ith-st- Cincinnati.
Dissolution.— The firm of
TTXEB. BELDEN A CO- In the BanklUff and
t-schancc Snilncta is this cay dissolved by mutual
consent* CTxaa. W. Belden withdrawing the
t turners. Tie claims of decosltors and aether nu
settled business will he adjusted by Messrs. Tyler,
DUmtnn A Co- successors of the late
r.W.BELDEX.* *
Chicago, January Ist, IS6I. J. H. WiIENN.
Copaetwebscip Nones-—The undersigned have
formed a Copartnership under the name or
In the Banking and Exchange business, as successors
to Tyler, Belden A Co- 22 U irk street. Depositor*
“ovm* tc-a la ‘Heir too*, im » of
liotirrM JAUKS £.. Tltbti,
haiaccee. JA3IKS J. ULLMA>N.
Vos. 43 & 45 Franilin strest,
111. depoflted »lth A. a. Mmcr.'the »Pll-ta;JTO
Jewelemt. comar Clark ai d Lft>Q,stre-.., Iwoofthe
handiotncst Kailrosd Conductors Lamps that baa
hern m&de In the Westeni country. Also, a SUvrr
Epeaklag Trumpet.
B&Hroad Lamps of all kinds made to order at short
notice. • . j>S-tmctart
O.CBOHKHITE,GeneraI Agwt tor Northern Md
CaatZtl TI Cl»|ll*KQfctaNP* ieU-t^U
- TScto afcbfrttsmwits.
lie only Exclusively BedoingHotuo
in the City.
*** ■ . LIKE STBEET . . ms
Uooofcctuma and Wholesale and Retail Dealers
la Bcddinn of Every Description.
We have also a large stock of trpbolster’s Goods.
TOW 09 Altlj iSBAOES.
Long and Short Bair. Hosts, Sprites,Twines,Bed
lace, etc. Those bnylag bedding am find It (•
their interest to sire on a call before perchasUg tin*
Cotton and Flax Batting at Whole*
■ale, Katticsses made over.
235 lake Street, Chicago.
t'i It OfflCQ Boi X3O. de2o^9SS*«t4:BC
Fine Watches,
Choice Diamonds,
Pure Coin Silver Ware,
Rich Silver Plated Goods,
Marfcie Clocks,
&Cm &c.
Importer and Dealer.
Corner of Lake and Clark Streets.'
detaoiS-St Bu*waet
Borders, Decorations, Etc.
IB IB ID ID 135T..C3-,
mattresses. Blankets, Comforters,.
Fealher Beds, Pillows, Etc.
The only place In the city to get
noU-pltt-Mt 111 LAKE STREET.
7S Lake Street.
W« are now offering a choice stock of
Caps, Hood* and Affgbans, Leather Trimmed Bows
ami Sots, Lara Sleeves, Embroidered Handkerchiefs
Belt Buckle* %ad Pli s.
Fancy Backand Side Combs,
Dreaa Fans, Ac., suitable for
At reasonable prices. Wo also call attention to oar
fine assortment of fashionable Dreaa Trimming.
lery aid Underclothing, Hoop Skirts, (In
bcetmakea)andConcta. The
Of which we have the exclusive aale. Is well worth*
tho attention of the Ladles.
We take this oppomnlty of notifying our eatto
mi'ns hers and elsewhere, that our store WILL BB
CLOSED on New Year’s day,
OKAYES & ravrxE,
de27-t2OB-stnet 78 Lake street.
J. ¥. McLaughlin & Co.,
216 Kinzie Street, Chicago.
upper. I
KIP AND CALF, \ All Oak.
Also,all kinds of PATENT LEATHER, as hereto
fore always on band from thelrtictoryln Plitsbarc
Pn. de:P»t2g)*l2toet
88 Washington St**
Dealers in Cornelius A Baker's
Wrought Iron Pipes, FltC igs, Vslres and Cocks {Or ■
And Bras* Work of all kind*.
THE TRADE SUPPLIED with every article la.
the line. Go* and Slcamilttlng. Jobbing promplljr
attended to. de2g-t3HKlMr»Pi:nac»net
175 Lake Street.
Important to Jasnrers,
Messrs. B. Mickle ft Co., Agents Phoenix Inroranew
Company at Hartford—Gentleman r Tbo uoderslzned
holders of poUcles in the Phoenix Insurance Com
pany of Hartford, Conn, hereby tender their thanks
through you to aald company for prompt payment
and honorable adjustment of their losses by the great
Are of NovraberStb, 1988.
The Pbowlx was the first company represented
here, sod has in erery respect ftilfllled the Indemnity
It promised, and Is. by our experience, a safe, prompt
paying and honorable company.
Trustee of Ouitomah Lodge. So. 18, L.0.0.F
Nevada, Cal- Sot. 12lh, IS63.__dt27-t230-6tact
Ofticz Assistant Psorosx
SrnntoPiau), Klnot?, Dec. 25,1983. f
To Capt. ■ffiLUAN Jana, Provost Marshal Vink
District, Chicago, niloola:
Advanced bounties win bo paid to Eecrultaoa«
January fifth (51.1961, IncXnstre. After that day,
only One Hundred (100) Dollar* will be paidtoeaeii
Becrult. JAMES OAKES. lUTT. Cot.
dcc27-tS6T-lCt-n« _ 4lh XJ. S. Car., A. A. P. M. DI.
Tlie Grand Trank
Mart flreJcbt via Grand Trunk Junction. Seearw
contracta at the G. T. U. office, S^Dwgo^m^geet.
**\leß-tMMtaet Vfestetn General Agent.
given thoroughly and .upon very reasonable
'“mb. & anas. Easts® wbiie,
Teacher* of Music, No, 5:3 tTest La.cc.Gtrr £.. caA*
will be made artera saart wriuea ao:»ce,ad*t.<ssea
r Jrji'nictor In Mu.dc on the
Pinna, has taught sew: .1 i.ttpHiin a* £oave.endbns
given the best of to*as .trtlra la ev.-eyltt-.-tnce. I
have known him;for semu time ;aista*aieai-aer or
Smile in the city: and I t.he grew p!c usK ta
commending him as an excellent teacher, indwor-ny;
ot«letlfl.Mtp.tr<>M^ f jagjpn aI EOSABB
CMcs»o. D«. ISO. SB. JU.ta.KMt_
if I announce that al the request of several Heato.
ate wIU holdtome of her .
(•Macs in i>M<k at In. finkanM -
correr of snchlgan arcane and Twelfth streets. .
Persons wlsWuato Jote win. please ca’a andeutaU
thrir names befure .too claem begin.' Further par>
oculars on application. Tei— •-
,/ .•
AU T lO N.—AVi pereons are
wjrart not «o ?*.»«■«« o«? SSfSSt: . ■
pretuhrery notes
liven by os to the <ff*r . -.
codoteed,both thaoS^itWaajafcofc.
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