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€l)lcaga @xibimc.
The returns still continue to come in
from all sections concerning the appalling
rigors with which Winter commenced the
voir. For intensity arid extent, it will not
he found paraleUcd in many years past.
The most painful portion of the well au
thenticated reports of loss of life, come
from Cairo, in which vicinity, and vari
ous points along .the Ohio river, there were
numerous victims. It was stated early in
the fall that certain classes of hiber
nating animals were double lining their
holes, whence old trappers augured a hard
winter. From the weather experiences of
the past few days, the heavers and mask
rats will bo likely to receive encomiums
<not very warm to he sure) on their sa
gacity and forethought Possessors of
liberal stores of fuel are happy, and yet
may realize a warmth, coal nor wood can
not afford, by ministering of their plenty
to their poorer neighbors. Remember the
poor at this season, if yon would in the
highest degree ciyoy the glow of your own
well piled fire.
An interesting hearing is now in pro
gress in a provincial court, in a suit for
the rendition of the Chesapeake pirates
under the extradition treaty. It will prove
to be one of the most important interna
tional questions yet elicited, and will be
prosecuted by our Government with com
mensurate energy.
Our Janesville dispatch chronicles a
singular and fatal casualty on the C. & 2T.
W. R. R,, near that place, from* the com
paratively rare occurrence of an explosion
of a locomotive boiler.
"We give a most valuable and thorough
resume oC the condition of affairs in the
Southwest from the pen of a special cor
respondent, who has enjoyed unsurpassed
facilities for judging of the progress made
toward the Federal rcoccupation of the
Mississippi Valley. In a degree seldom
realized in a communication of the same
length, it is a complete and exhaustive re
view of the status reached, and a valuable
revelation on the great social questions in
volved in the rehabilitation of this nowre
conqucrcd region.
A great seizure of rebel Treasury notes,
reaching seven millions of dollars took
place in Kew Tork yesterday, the haul
comprising plates as well as notes, and sev
eral parties implicated in the affair. It is
perfectly legitimate to make money for
yourself, but when it comes to making it
for Memminger (and such money) It is quite
another matter.
“Murder will out,” and bo will leaser
Crimea Just now the cover is being taken
off from many nefarious transactions, im
plicating high officials and ex-officials at
Washington. The dispatch elsewhere
from Norfolk opens a particularly out
rageous nest of knaveiy,but unfortunately
ofnonewtype. We trust that the bottom of
this whole business will be reached and
principals and accomplices to the- remot
est degree overtaken and punished. *lf
any Senator of the United States,
whatever his party connections, can
be shown to have been more eager, for a
paltry fee, to save rascals than to guard the
government against these harpies, we
hope precedents may be found, or new
ones established for freeing the Senate of
such disgraces. We care not where or
upon whom the blow may fall. If Mr.
Hale is the guilty man let him suffer, and
if Reverdy Johnson is again ready to say
that he has done such a thing often, let his
ease also be looked into. It should
be a time of national reform. The people
sire undergoing purgation. The army has
been tried “soas by fire.” Let justice be
gin with the law givers, and the Congress
purify itsdC The thorough work of scour
ing out the Departments cannot be too
thoroughly done, and let no whitewash be
oiscd, until every nook and'crcvice is dean.
‘To the law and to the testimony. 44 Hew
to the line, let the chips fly where they
Congress lias come back exhausted from
holiday making, and will require a second
wee-k to recuperate from its exertions. The
spectacle is not a pleasant one. Far better
would it have shone, had every member
• <pot a month from his home) have stuck to
post and attended to public business. It
would bare been welcomed by the people
as a promising token of zeal and devotion
to the public service, even had the unrea
diness of the leading measures under dis
cussion prevented the actual completion
of any. Gentlemen, it wasnnwiscljdonc,
to run home this year to spend Christmas
and New Tear’s.
The system of liberal bounties and fur
loughs to our regiments in the field is
working well War worn and battle
scarred as they are, they only wish a brief
visit to their homes, and are ready to go
into the work again and, in the
identical language of many of
them, “see this thing through.” Hark
the contrast. -Jeff’s minions originally
pricked into the frdd by bayonets, and
held only by severe martial law, are de
serting and coming over to us by hundreds
nnd thousands, while our soldiers again
rally round the old flag, and at their expi
ration of service pick up the musket for a
new term, burning to be “In at tbc
death.” The spectacle is one of the most
significant hitherto developed in this war.
*We had thought nothing could shine with
more splendor than the first zeal of volun
teering, hut a nobler and more enduring
glow of patriotism is that kindling re-en
listments among oar veterans in the field-
Ccprlllai on the misßiwrtppl—The
Rebel Plan—Letter from the Rebel
War Secretary to Gen. Kirby Smltb
-IVb&t be Propones—Nature of the
Warfnrc —Operation* of Gen. Ellef n
marine Bncade-Newa from mobile
—Tbc Situation There—Capture of
rSolt on Its way to Brazen Army—
Streets of tbe President’s Offer of
[From oar Special Correspondent.)
Natchez, Mis?., Dee. SO, 186 L
The chief topic of interest in this locality at
the present time is the operations of the
guerillas. In their attacts upon steamboats
they directly effect the prosperity of the
Mississippi country, and as a natural conse
quence cverbody Is particularly anxious that
they be driven off It appears to be the poli
cy of the rebels to hinder the navigation of
the river as much as possible. I wrote yon
some time ago that commissions in blank
7»nd been sent from Richmond to the Depart
ment of the Lower Mississippi to he filled up
with the names of those parties who would
. undertake to raise roving bands to prey upon
-our commerce. A few weeks ago General
£ilct, of the Marine Brigade captured a rebel
moil iu which there were several documents
of importance. Among them was a letter
from Mr. Scddon, the rebel Secretary of War,
to Gen. E. Kirby Smith. Mr. Scddon advised
General Smith to raise email hands of men
to be aimed with rifles and field pieces, for
the express purpose of interrupting the navi
gation of the Mississippi. He said the work
most be accomplished at all hazards and at
whatever cost, as the possession of the river
by the enemies of the Confederacy was hav
ing a oad effect upon rebel prospects abroad.
It was the design to proclaim it throughout
the world that the river could not be naviga
ted except by iron-clods, and they hoped to
make It unsafe for passenger steamers to
movein any direction. ■
Mr. Scddon ordered a Court Martial upon
the leader of the expedition against Mali
ken's Bend* in June last, and said the cause
of the failure must be strictly inquired into.
It is probable that the officers most to blame
for the failure of the rebels, are those who
commanded our own forces. It will he re
membered that it was only by the gallant
conduct of the white and negro troops at the
Send, joined to the efforts of the gnnboat
Choctaw, that the rebels were driven back.
They fought well, but could not stand the
stubborn resistance ©four soldiers. Mr. Scd
don would do well to have our men tried by
Court Martial for fighting so gallantly. 'lt is
certainly outside of the rebel calculations for
the Yankees to light. He closes bis letter
with a commendation of the noble efforts of
the guerillas on the river bank, and regrets
that they bare been of no more avail.
The rebels have often said many hard things
of ne, in charging that wo fired upon Charles*
ton and other cities without giving them
time for the removal of women and
children. They may see a difference
between opening fire upon a town
end npon a defenseless boat. If any towns
have been fired upon without proper time for
the escape of non-combatants, there were no
doubt many avenues for fleeing.' From a
passenger steamboat there is no opportunity
of escape, and no place were one can flee for
safety. The boat is a mere shell, through
which artillery projectiles can pass without
hindrance. In the case ’of the Ton Phul,
eveir part of the boat was perforated, the la
dies’ cabin receiving its full proportion of
shot and shell. On the Brazil, most of the
projectiles were thrown through the ladies’
cabin. The two persons killed on the boat
were women. Another was wounded by a
fragment of shelL Added to the danger from
the missiles, is that of conflagration, and ex
plosion of the boiler.' If it is 44 barbarous
warfare,” according to Beauregard, to fire
upon a town, what is It to use artillery
against a river boat on which there are always
women and children ? If-Mr. Seddon thinks
the navigation of the Misssissippi is having a
bad effect upon the rebel cause abroad, he
ought to be given the full benefit of the means
be takes to prevent it When it Is known in
Europe that he makes war npon defenseless
persons of both sexes, and all ages, who can
neither flee nor resist, the - effect will be
strongly against the interests of rebeldoni.
Gen. Filet, with his Marine Brigade, is car
rying on an active warfare against the guer
illas on both banks. When liras below' hero
a short time since, it was wondered why ho
did cot give attention to the Morganzia reb
els, bnt 1 now learn that be is not allowed to
go out of Gen. Grant’s Department. Mor
ganria is in the Department of the GulC and
calls for the attention of Gen. Banka. Prob
ably Gen. Banks will look at it before long,
and put an end to the annoyances in that
quarter. If he docs not. he win be open
to much censure. The position of the rebels
ai that point is one that can bo veiy easily be
turned, and it Is difficult to understand why
It has not been done before this. General
Ellct’s field of operations lies above Red Hir
er, and in Gen. McPherson’s District. At
present he is engaged. In looking after the
guerillas io the vicinity of Rodney—the same
party that fired the bridge a few days ago.
A report came here night before last, that he
bad met the guerillas and captured two pieces
of artillery alter a brief engagement, wheth
er it is true or not, I am unable to say, as the
authority for the statement is not thoroughly
A few days ago Gen. Eliot landed a force
opposite Kodney and sent it on a scout a
short distance into the interior. They found
a large quantity of salt that bad been trans
ported from West Louisiana with the design
of sending it to Bragg's army. It was con?
ccalcd in several houses preparatory to being
taken across the river on the first convenient
night. After being safely landed on the
other side it was to be sent in wagons to
Brandon, the nearest railway station, and
from that point forwarded to Atlanta. Gen.
Eliot's seizure upset all this arrangement, and
U will be some time before Bragg’s men re
ceive their salt The article must be far
more difficult to obtain in the eastern por
tion of rebddom than in the west, if we arc
to judge by this attempt to transfer
it over the river. The , rebels
camplaln that it is now very
difficult to cross the Mississippi at any point,
in consequence of the largo forces that arc
scattered along the banks and upon Us wa
ters. The expense of freighting salt through
nil these difficulties must be enormous, and
the cost by the time* it reaches Atlanta, a
small item of the subsistence account. The
passage of the Mississippi is effected by
means of skiffs and small flat boats, usually
at night. There is no regular point for cross
ing, as the places were soon found out There
are numerouslocolifciesthatarefrequented by
the blockade runners from lime to time, bnt
v thcy very wisely abstain from appointing a
general rendezvous.
Acomblncd expedition recently attempted
to capture a portion of Wirt .Adams' com
mand, bnt it did not succeed. A land force
started from this point to move by the roads
into the Interior, and get in the rear of the
rebels, while a fraction of the marine brigade
moved by river to fall upon their front The
land iorcc moved slower than was anticipated
and did not reach the appointed spot at the
proper time. The rebels had learned of the
movement against them and made good their
escape just in season to prevent being en
closed between the two forces. Wirt Adams
has been designated for the special doty of
keeping the east bank of the river in a con
stant state of alarm,and he Is succeeding very
well in doing so. He causes more trouble on
lend than on the waf / There have been bnt
few attacks on steamboats, the last being up-'
on the Brazil, a week ago. Some who are
acquainted with Adams say that he is averse
to firing on bouts on account of the barbar
ous character of the warfare.
A gentleman who recently arrived from
Mobile assures me that there arc no troops
there beyond the garrison of the forts pro
tecting the harbor. Qc says the people are
In constant expectation of an attack by Gen.
Banks 1 forces. When the expedition sailed
for Texas, the Mobilises considered that their
days were numbered. They coold not by any
possibility prevent a landing on the shore
west of Mobile, and from this point the city
could be easily taken. Bragg’s army is the
nearest from which reinforcements could bo
scut to Mobile. This would require so long
-a time that the city might readily le in our
hands, and the defenses be used against the
rebels. Had Gen. Banks moved upon Mobile
at the time Gem Grant assaulted Bragg, near
Chattanooga, it would appear, to an' nnmlll
tary eye, as if we might have been In posses
sion of that important city. We doubtless
have good reasons for not assailing It at
The suffering in Mobile is as great as In any
otherportion of the Sonth. Amongtbepoor
it is particularly so. No employment, and
consequently no bread, most be productive
of untold misery. Everything edible or wear
able is held at an enormous figure. The cry
raised elsewhere in the South about extort
tiouers and speculators Is now little beard in
Mobile, for the simple fact that no one has
anything to speculate upon. The dealers
long ago exhausted their stocks, and what
they now depend upon are the chance car
goes of blockade running steamers. These
were not very abundant, as the blockade is
pretty efficiently maintained. A steamer re
cently came in from Nassau, and before It
touched the wharf there were crowds of peo-
Sle flocking thither to meet it The cargo
r.d been consigned to a mercantile house,
but the consigners found St necessary to sell
it out at auction on the wharf as fast as the
boxes and packages were brought on shore.
Had they not done so, the mob threatened to
take possession and distribute the goods with
out troubling the owners about pecuniary re
turns. By selling the cargo at auction the
consignees prevented such violence and at
the same time realized fully as much as if
they had disposed of It in the ordinary way.
Day by day the desire for the capture of the
city by our forces grows stronger among the
people. Many of those who have been and
still are warm seccessioulsts arc praying for
it solely on the ground that it will frecthem
from their present condition of semi-starva
tion. The theory of dying rather than sub
mitting was loudly proclaimed by them at
first, hut they find it stripped of its beauties
when literally carried out. A' little Yankee
tyranny, accompanied with a full market,
would be quite palatable in Mobile.
Parties recently from the Interior South
are of the opinion that the President’s offer
of fixe pardon will have an excellent effect
on some as it becomes known.
There is little likelihood that the
rebel leaders will allow it to circulate among
the people wherever If is in their power to
prevent it Its best effect will be in Arkan
sas and Louisiana, in tbc portions now under
our control. Prominent Misslssipplans say
tbc plan for reconstruction will be gladly ac
cepted by the people of this Slate as soon as
a sufficient portion of tbc territory is In
cur hands to allow a tenth part of
the voting population an opportunity
to express themselves. The pertinacity of
the rebel government in keeping an armed
force in the State, is doubtless through fear
of such action.
The weather in Natchez has been, for the
past three days, sufficiently cold to render
overcoats and extra blankets indispensable.
The natives say it is unusuaL There is much
suffering in the contraband camps, and for
the sake of the negroes alone, we are hoping
for a milder atmosphere. Very little atten
tion is paid to them and their wants.
A Bcbcl Wall over Military Absentees
ITToza the Mobile Evening News.]
It is too true that V more than one-half of
the men—officers and privates—on General
Bragg’s muster rolls, are absent from duty,”
that “ they arc wearing the uniforms and re
ceiving the pay, but arc spending their, time
on the railroads, at the hotels, at the houses
of unsuspecting kindness in the country, and
taking pfeasure walks and rides with thought
less women.”
Senator HR] might have added justly, says
the Macon that the balls of Legis
lature swarm with officers, some of them high.
in rank, who have left their commands in the
field, in order to shine in the safer sphere of
politics. These have not only withdrawn
their own cervices from the proper line of
their duty, hut they inflict the greater injury
to the country by the influence of their ex
ample to those who arc in lower positions.
This wholesale desertion of officers and'
privates, as Mr. Bill remarks, “is the only
reason why the battle of Chattanooga was
lost” The same may ho said of the other
•lost battles and bootless victories, and it is
the reason why Georgia and the cause of the
Confederacy are now in danger.
4 ‘ Tell the ladies to drive them into the
array,** coys the heroic Longstrcet. Will the
ladles not do so f
|sjr The Now Turk Commercial Advertiser
has passed into the hands of “The Commer
cial Advertiser Association,” and entirely oat
of the hands of Francis Hull & Co.
From Fortress Mon
of Fraud.
Profits of Steamboat
Contractors, and How
to Make a Senator
The War in Virginia--
What the Keitels
arc Doing,
Shocking Railroad Cas
ualty in Wisconsin-
Explcsion of a
From Cairo and
ous Lives Lost
by Freezing,
An Hl-Pated Expedition-
Several Soldiers Frozen
to Death.
From Washington—Tilings Con
gressional and Military.
Outlaw Ben. to Beal
with Outlaw Jeff.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, Jaa. 4,ISW.
It Is predicted that the policy of Secretary
Stanton to get back into the service all vete
rans, by heavy pecuniary rewards, will be
adopted, in spite of Mr. Chase’s economical
views in behalf of the Treasury. The boun
ties, which amount to one hundred and sev
en millions, will probably be continued by
special enactment, after tomorrow.
If so Congress will, as a concession to Mr.
Chase,' give him authority to issue legal ten
ders to meet this demand.
The exchange of prisoners is becoming an
interesting question. Mr. Stanton stands
up to Bntler, and will constitute him • sole
Commissioner of Exchange. All the rebel
prisoners In the United States have been or
dered to Point Lookout, Md., and placed
under Gen. Butler’s Jurisdiction, and no ex
changes will take place except through him.
He meets Jeff Davis’ affectation of outlawry,
by the President’s Amnesty. Proclamation,
which outlawed Jeff himself.
The SepuUican of this evening, says the
veterans of the army of the Potomac are re
enlisting faster than their papers can be
made out and the men paid off Nearly
all of the soldiers who* are of any
value to the service, will re-cnlist This is a
bitter pill for the rebel Confederacy. ‘ Jeff.
Davis’ Government bas made an edict, forc
ing into the rebel army all able bodied men
within thclrlines, while our noble army, after
passing through all the vicissitudes and hard
ships incident to its queer management and
its bloody battles, returns voluntarily to the
The number of rebel prisoners at Point Look
out Is now 8,855. A thousand of these have
offered to take the oath in order to be re
leased. Many of these say they ore willing to
enlist in the army or navy -of the United
States. All acknowledge themselves sick of
the war, and admit the hopelessness of the
rebel cause. Many were forced into the
ranks against their will, and .say they
have always been opposed to se
cession. Those from North Carolina,
Tennessee and Kentucky are more willing to
take the oath than those from other States.
Early’s division, reinforced by one division
of Ewell’s corps withdrawn from Lee’s army,
and two brigades of cavalry under Fltzhngh.
Lee, were fifteen miles sonth of Winchester
three days ago.
Jones with another force is in the North
Mountains, west of Winchester. It is re
garded as a foraging expedition.
, Wm. Prescott Smith reports this evening
that no demonstration had been made on the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The road
Is more fall; protected thin . usual
b; Generals Averill, Sullivan Mul
ligan and others,- and trains run
regularly and no apprehension ofinterfercnce
with the road is felt
The Star of this evening says of Major
General P. P. Blair, Jr,: We apprehend that
a Washington telegram published in some of
to-day’s northern papers, state that this gen
tleman has resigned his seat in the
House of Representatives, is incorrect.
A week ago one of his immediate
friends here received a letter from
him, saying that he wonld be here soon after
the holidays; and intimating that in view of
the fact that bis services wonld hardly he
necessary in the field this winter, he wonld
take his seat in Congress. Since then his
immediate friends have not subsequently
heard from him that he proposes to resign
his position as a Representative from Mis
souri. -
Gen. Stoneman has been relieved from the
charge of thr Cavalry Bureau. Report says
Gen. Garrard, of the Army of the Potomac,
is to succeed him.
Major Gen. Butler and Major Gen. Bum
side, accompanied by portions of their staffs,
arrived here to-day.- The former sought an
interview with the Secretary of War imme
diately on his arrival.
Nothing of Importance may ho expected
from Congress this week, as the fumes
of the holidays will not have evapo
rated sufficiently- to admit of a quo-,
rum. Probably to-morrow a day will be
given to tbo memory of Senator Bowden, and
j the usual adjournment "will consume Satur
day, so that the august body will not settle
down squarely to work before next weok.
Washington, Jan. 4.—Major Gena. Butler
and Burnside are among the latest distln
flushed arrivals. Brig. Gen. Garrard has
een ordered to take charge of the cavalry
bureau, thus relieving Gin. Stoncman. A
large Installment of the five per cent. Treas
ury notes was sent forward to-day to the
assessed banks of New.York, Philadelphia
and Boston, and $20,000,000 of these notes
were distributed pro rata to the cities named.
Nearly $9,000,000 more are packed ready for
; transportation, and a large additional amount
will go to the banks.
There has been a total misapprehension in
certain quarters as to recent arrangement for
the negotiation of $35,000,000 through the
subscription agency and the national banks.
The $50,000,000 taken by tbc associated banks
were to be first delivered to them. No com
mission was paid for placing them in either
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune,]
Janesville, Wis„ Jan. 4, 1861.
A shocking railroad accident took place to
day at Milton Junction, about eight miles
north of this city, on the Chicago and North
western Railroad. From the casualty two
persons were instantly killed, and several
others seriously wounded. Tho occurrence
took place as follows:
The powerful engine Gladiator drawing a
heavy freight train, hod ran out upon tho
turnout to allow the northward bound pas
senger train to pass. The latter, arrived on
time and was waiting for trains due on the
Milwaukee and Prairie DnChlen Railroad,
intersecting at that point It was standing
on the main track, its cars directly adjoining
the freight train, when suddenly the en
gine of the latter exploded with
terrific violence, and with a report that was
heard for miles distant.. Tho consequence of
tho explosion in its Immediate vicinity were
appalling,nearly the whole force unhappily be
ing directed towards the adjacent passenger
train. One of the cars was bust asunder and
the airflllcdwith Its flying fragments. When
all things arc considered, and the effects of
this explosion noted, it seems singular that
so little loss of life and harm to passengers
took place.
The victims of tbc casnalty were among
the passengers In the shattered car. They
Killee—Elizabeth Poller; man, name an*
Wounded—Mrs. Demy Simmons and child. Fort
Atkinson, Wis.
Mrs. Miner, Fond da Lac, Wis.
Mrs. McGntTey. Rockford, 111.'
Griswold, Watertown, Wis.
•There were numerous miraculous escapes,
and many slight bruises received. No spe
cial causes arc given for the explosion.
[Special Dispatch to Chicago Tribune,]
Sparse field, Jan. 41861.
The winter terra of the United States Dis
trict Court commenced at the United States
Court room to-day, Judge Treat presiding.
Judge Davis is In Washington, and not ex
pected to be present
Four hundred new recruits for the 13th
cavalry arrived here on Saturday, trom 4 Da
Quoin, Perry county. Recruiting has been
very brisk for the past few days, bnt we are
at present unable to leam the number yet to
be furnished.
The War Deportment has authorized the
employment of female nurses and cooks In
all general hospitals.
The annual report of the Illinois State San
itary Commission will be issued in a few days.
The Commission is in a prosperous state, and
is doing much good in relieving the wants of
our brave boys in the field. The Commission
to-day secured the use of the Court House,
Kline’s Hall, and Concert Hall, to be used as
hospitals daring the inclement weather.
The winter meeting of the State Agricul
tural Society commences to-morrow. It will
be largely attended, and of great Interest to
tbc agriculturists throughout the State.
Capt Wm. P. Ammen, Assistant Adjutant
General of volnntccrs, has been relieved
from duty at Springfield, and ordered to re
port in person to Brig. Gen. Jacob Ammen,
United States volnntccrs, commanding Dis
trict of Middle Tennessee, for assignment to
All of the 44th regiment Illinois volun
teers rc-enllsted in the veteran corps on the
25th of December, and will be borne In a few
days on furlough.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cairo, Jan 4, 1861.
By the stenmer C. E. Hillman, Capt. Cay
ton and Clerk Jewett Wilcox, we have Mem
phis dates to the afternoon of the 2d.
The BuTUtin announces the death of Dr. Jep
tha Fowlkes, an old resident o{"Memphis, and
celebrated for bis connection with the South
Pacific Railroad scheme, and later os editor
of the DaSy Avalanche. He filled the latter
position until a few months after the Union
troops occupied Memphis.
Union meetings ore being held at Helena,
Ark., under the management of Ex-Senator
Sebastian, Judge McNeil and Parson Boiler.
Gen. N. B. Buford allowed the use of the
Episcopal Church, and ordered a general sus
pension of business, whlli the first meeting
convened. Delegates were to be appointed,
on the 2d inst, to attend the State Delegate
Convention at Little Hock.
The editor of the Bulletin makes the follow
ing announcement ns to the intentions of
Gov. Johnson regarding the reconstruction
of Tennessee: “We have reason to believe
that Gov. Andrew Johnson will make known
at an early day, in an official manner, not on-*
ly the views and wishes of the Government
with regard to reconstruction In Tennessee,
bnt also a plan, cosy and simple, by which
all persons who desire to participate in the
glorious work of rc-erectlng the temple of
civil and religious freedom, in the restoration
of Tennessee to the Union, can do so with
full assurance that their labors will be suc
cessful. Circumstances heretofore have not
been very favorable to such consummation,
but now that oar victorious armies have
driven the enemy beyond the limits of the
State, and President Lincoln has made such
generous overtures to our misguided people,
the long wished for opportunity seems to
have arrived, and wo may soon expect to hear
from Gov. Andrew Johnson favorably and au
thoritatively, in regard to the matter. We
feel certain that no avoidable delay will be
allowed, and that active measures in the right
direction will be soon inaugurated.”
Friday was the coldest day ever known at
Memphis. The thermometer stood ten de
grees below zero.
From Columbus I learn that at 7 o’clock
New Year’s eve, while nc&r.Osccola, after In
' vcstlgating a . supposed case of smuggling,
Lient Edwin Alexander and seven men of
Co. B, 52d Indiana, and a citizen named
Lazer, were cost ashore on a sandbar, being
unable to manage the skiff in which they
were returning to Fort Pillow. Lazer and
one soldier named Wm. Bannister, succeeded
in pushing off the skiff, hut the wind and cur
rent bore it away and it soon became unman
ogeablc. Not being able to get the boat back
to land to aid their comrades, the wind sent
them across to the Arkansas shore, and they
passed the night in the woods. New Year’s
day they reported to Col. "Wolfe, commander
at.Fort Pillow. He sent a party in search of
the missing men. They were all found frozen
to death. The following arc the names of
the deceased: fid Lieut Edwin Alexander,
Co. B, sfid Indiana; privates N. W. Palken
bnrg, Wm. Tyler, James Hendrickson, David
Dean, George Wilson and George Horton.
Gen. Smith’s expedition has been heard
from, Laying reached Jackson, Tenn., with
out serious difficulty.
Caibo, Jan. 4. —The steamer Duke of At
gyle, from New Orlecns. Captain Hillman,
from Memphis, arrived this evening.
The Memphis Argus of the fid says the ther
mometcr.on the morning of the Ist was ten
degrees below zero at that point At Cairo
on the same day the mercury stood 16 dc
fees, and many over 3 degrees below zero,
number of persons were found frozen to
death below Cairo on New Year’s eve.bcsldes
ten negro soldiers thus found at Isalnd No.
10. Ino bodice of three members of thofid
Ind. regiment were fonnd by the steamer
Dnke of Anryle, on the sand bar six miles
above Fort PUlow. All were frozen stiff and
Railroad trains, which have not been run
ning on the Illinois Central Railroad since the
81st uIL, on account of a strike by the engin
eers, commenced running again from Cairo
to. Odin this morning. The weather has
.somewhat moderated. It is still snowing,
with about four inches on tho ground. Boats
still continue to ran up tho Ohio River, out
of which is running huge quantities of ice.
.Cairo is at the bead of navigation as far as
the Mississippi River is concerned.
No serious damage was done to tho Mem
phis & Charleston Railroad by Forrest, sf
tbc time he crossed it near Collierville, a
week since.
Memphis advices of the SOth report Grier
son pursuing him South of Coldwater.
Lee has reinforced Forrest from Okalona.
The guerilla General Richardson crossed the
line with his forces, on the 38th, on his way
to Dude.
All is quiet in the interior of.thc State since
they left.
Some time aboni the 33d nit, a party of
eleven members of the Marine brigade were
surprised near Catfish Bend, Mississippi
River, who killed two, wounded two, and
took the balance prisoners, among them 1 the
Lieutenant commanding the squad. It is
said they were found sleeping at no great
distance from the boat •
< A large amount of cotton, sugar; and mo
lasses has arrived during the past week;
mostly for Cincinnati. 'The Duke of Argylc
bad 286 hales of cotton, 438 hhds sugar, and
300 barrels of molasses. - The Hillman had
285 bales of cotton.
Generals Ord, Veatch, Hunter, Lawler and
Sherman have been here daring the past
week. The latter is still here. A salute was
.fired last night in honor of his arrival.
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
Indianapolis, Jan. 4,1861.
The 35th (Irish) regiment had a grand re
ception at Masonic Hall to- day. Their battle
flag was presented by Cob Mnllin to tho
Governor, who responded in a truly eloquent
manner. He welcomed the boys to their In
diana homes. They had prond'y borne
through many a savage fight, that glorious
flag, and now with the laurels of veterans on
their brows, sought a brief season of repose.
They showed in their example that they be
lieved in what they were fighting to main
tain—our Union and Its laws. He called upon
upon them to nee the influence they possessed
to maintain the laws, and was assured that
liberty was always safe in. their hands.
Moj. Sehlnr, 07th Indiana vols., has been
commissioned as Colonel and Aid-de-camp to
Gov. Morton,. • This officer was upon Gen.
Wood’s staff at the battle of Shiloh, and the
promotion is well deserved.
Arrangements have been made by the Gov
ernor, to furnish all ro-cniisted regiments,
from whatever State they may be, passing
through Indiana by way of Jeffersonville,
with a good lanch and hot coffee; so the sol
dier hoys will feel good when they strike In
• The United States Marshall’s solo of §109,-
000 In. certificates Indiana live per cent
stock, took place to-day. All were sold at
about 83.
It Is snow ing to-night. The sleighing is
excellent. The weather is moderating.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
The severe cold weather has prevented the
arrival of members of the Legislature,and but
few are in the city. The Legislature will
meet to-morrow and adjourn until Wednes
day to await the arrival of the other mem
bers. The Union caucus meets to-morrow
morning for nominating officers.
Tanmans, of Winona county, and Benson,
of Anoka, arc the lending candidates for
speaker. The probabilities are that Ames, of
Hennepin, will bo Secretory ol the Senate,
and Houston assistant. Dunn, of Falrbanlt,
will be clerk of the House, and Snow, of
Mower, [assistant.
The Governor’s message will not probably
be delivered until Thursday. The weather
has moderated very much.
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
Clectox. lowa, Jan. 3,18J1.
The snow storm of last Thursday, accom
panied by a' hard wind,'(which lasted two
days) was the severest storm ever known
here. Live stock exposed suffered scverly.
At State Center, one hundred and fifty hogs
have died within the past three days. The
railroad will not be open before Tuesday.
The snow drifts are from eight to ten feet
deep, and half a mile long, packed hard
enongh to hold np teams. The thermometer
was thirty degrees below zero.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cektralxa, 111., Jan. 1, igjl.
The storm which passed over this section
on Thursday and Friday, was unprecedented
In length, and severity. On Friday the mer
cury went 18 degrees below zero. Snow fell
about eight inches, which, together with the
Engineers’ strike, entirely suspended all rail
road business.
Norfolk, Vo., Jan. 4.—The Military Com
mission, of which Gen. Wlstar is President,
has been In session during the past week.
The case of J. M. Hunt, late Superintendent
of vessels at Fortress Monroe, is under trial
and the developments arc cxcccdingly'intcr
csting. Among the points elicited arc the
payment of three thousand dollanin fees to Sen
ator Halt hy Hunt to obtain lils release from
the Old Capitol Prison.
To-day, Capt. Cone, of the steamer John
A. Warner, testified that the boat was worth
ahont $65,000 when she first went into the
Government service; that at the rates of her
charter she had earned $73,500 up to date;
that the Government had supplied her coal;
that her average running expenses were from
SI,OOO 1o 11,200 per month, which were de
frayed by goods sold on board and by profits
on meals and berths; and that she belonged
to the Delaware Hirer Steamboat Company,
of which John Price Wetherell, of Philadel
phia, was President, and Andrew M. Ander
derson, Wm. S. Allen, Willett JPaxson, and
Samuel Harlan, Jr., Directors.
Capt. Tucker swore that her first charter
was mafic with John Tucker, late Ist Assist
out Secretary of TVar, and the second with
Quartermaster General Meigs. The prosecu
tion has overhauled other fat jobs in: the
steamboat line. As the evidence stands
thus far, it appears as if there had been a
ring of contractors interlocking with the one
at Baltimore, with which Belgcr was con
The steamer West End, an old boat; was
offered In New York at $55,000, but chartered
to the Government from March ’63 to Oct.
’63 at $66,500 per annum.
Washington, Jan. 4.—Rumors of the ene
my’s designs and operations in the Shenan
doah Valley arc exaggerated. Fitzhngh Lee’s
cavalry, perhaps 1.000 strong, supported by
Early’s three meagre brigades on foot, with
Imboden and other rebel leaders, with de
tachments numbering, all told, 6,000 or 7,000
men, are near Woodstock and Mount Jack
son.andmakc an occasional dash as far North
as Winchester.
• The latest indications point to the Moor
ficld Volley, if not west of the mountains, as
their scenes of operations. Certainly they
have not appeared as yet in sight of the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad, the trains of which
arc running regularly, and successfully, .with
large quantities of freight and many passen
gers. The best evidence of official confidence
in the security of the route is the sending of
Important detachments over it.
Washington, Jan. 4.—The Navy Depart
ment has received official information in re
latlon to an attack upon the gunboat Marble
head, in Stono Inlet, on Christmas morning,
by which Robert Brown, Lorenzo D. Shaw,
and Jos. Phillips yere killed, and Charles
Moore, A. Henderson, John Hackett, and
Charles Setnmes wounded. Commander
Balch, of the Pawnee., says: “At 6:35 in the
morning of the 25th December, the enemy
opened on the Marblehead, which was re
plied to vigorously. At 6:25 the Pawnee
opened fire on the enemy’s batteries from her
100-pound rifle guns. At 7 o’clock the C. P.
Williams, on hearing the firing, slipped her
cable and came down Folly River under sail,
and opened fire handsomely. The rapid fire
from the three vessels soon. caused the ene
my to retreat, and at 7:80 tlio enemy had re
treated In disorder, leaving two of nis guns
in The Pawnee then proceeded
offSegarsvillc. Soon after this Gen. Gordon,
commanding the troops on the south end of
Folly Island, came up.
New Tobk, Jan. 4. —Mayor Gunther as
sumed tho duties of his office to-day, deliver
ing a long message. On the retiring of Ex-
Mayor Opdyke he was escorted by a commit
tee of prominent citizens, with a b&nd of
music, to a neighboring hotel, where an ad
dress was delivered ana festivals indulged in.
It appears by Mayor Gunther’s address
tb&t the city debt Is $30,000,000, probably
arising from the fact as stated in bis address,;
that the system of local government is lack
ing in that simplicity so necessary to econo
my and efficiency, and that the subdivision
of functions, and the want of responsibility
bee led to extravagance and multiplication of
offices. '
Louisville, Jan. 4.—C01. S. D, Bruce, 20th
Ky. infantry, has succeeded Col, YT. A K Hol
man, 11th Ky. cavalry, as commandant of
this pest. CoL Holman again takes com
mand of his regiment at Knoxville, Term.
A court, martial, Gen. McLean President,
assembles here to-morrow, for the trial of
Capt. Black and others for fraud against the
The steamer Jewess, from Memphis to
Cincinnati/ sunk on Saturday night at the
head of the canal. She had 200 nogshcads
sugar, which have been got off her deck to
day. Her hold is filled with cotton, which
most remain there till the boat is raised.
Three Federal soldiers were frozen to death 4
at Camp Nelson on Saturday night. Thirty
nine cases of smali-poxTand varioloid were
reported yesterday in the Indiana Penitent!-
aiy at Jeffersonville.
St. John’s, N. 8., Jan 4. —The examination
of Collins, McKinney and Seely,, charged
with being concerned in the Chesapeake atfair,
was commenced before tbe Police Magistrate
this morning. At the ontset, the counsel for
the prisoners took exception to - the form of
the warrant, and contended that the case did
not come within the provisions of t e Extra
diti »n Treaty, as tho offense was committed
on the high sea, not within American juris
diction. The magistrate reserved judgment
on these points.
Capt. Willets’J evidence was then taken.
He modified his first statement, as-to the
number of shots fired at Mm. He now says
there were two or three. In other respects
bis evidence is substantially the same as his
published statement.
The examination was adjonmed until
Wednesday. The court room was crowded
with spectators, but little-excitement was
manifested. •
Baltimore, Jan. 4.—Snow has been falling
here since ten o’clock this morning.
Washington, Jan. 4. —ltcommcuccdsuow-
Ing at half past 0 this morning.
Louisville, Jan. 4.— After unprecedented
cold weather for two days, it commenced
snowing yesterday afternoon, and continued
almost without intermission all to-day. .To
night hall and sleet set in witha prospect of
considerable snow. There is better sleigh
ing than for some years past. Navigation is
almost impeded by ice. The mercury la 23
degrees abovezero; barometer29and falling.
Cincinnati, Jan,. 4.—Two soldiers were
frozen to death at Camp Chose, on Saturday.
The soldiers In camp at Indianapolis suffered
considerably. A number bad their ears and
feet frozen.
On Thursday night four rebel prisoners
were frozen to death while asleep In the cars
at Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The trains on all railroads leading to Cin
cinnati have been much delayed by the re
cent cold weather. There has been great
suffering among railroad men and passen
Milwaukee, Jan. 4. —The weather for the
past forty hours, all over the Northwest, has
been the coldest known for many years, the
thermometer ranging from thirty to forty-five
degrees below zero. Several persons were
frozen to death.
St. Paul, Jan. 4th, 1861.
The Illichigan Southern Bail*
road All Right.
Cleveland, Jan. 4. —H. E. Sawyer, West
ern Agent of the Michigan Southern & Lake
Shore K. R.:
The Hue between Cleveland and Buffalo is
all right Everything Is working, and the
road Is clear to-day between Chicago and
Buffalo. L. D. Rrcksr,
General Superintendent C. &. T. R. R.
Our Relations with Japan.
Washington, Jon. 4.—Dispatches from
Mr. Prnyn, the American Minister in Japan,
announces that the Japanese Government
has agreed to pay the claim for damages,
SIO,OOO, for intercepting the American steam
er Pembroke last year. This augurs a good
understanding with Japan.
Seizure of_Rci>cl Treasury
New York, January 4.—A very important
seizure of Confederate bonds and treasury
notes, to the amount of seven millions,, was
made in this city by United States Marshal
Murray’s detectives. A large quantity of
plates, dies, tools, machinery, etc., was also
seized, and the parties concerned arrested.
Baltimore, Jon. 4.—The annual election
of directors of the Baltimore Coro Exchange,
to-day, resulted in the triumph of tho Union
ticket over the disloyal. This is considered
quite a triumph by the loyal members of the
New York, Jan. 4.—lt is stated that the
Stonlngtou steamers have been purchased by
merchants of New York and Boston.
Markets by Telegraph.
Milwaukee Market.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
MiLWAUas*. Jan. I.iSM.
WnrAT—Ko receipts, owing to the disarrangement
of the roads. Trains will commence running regular
to-morrow. The market opened Arm at $1.17 and ad
vanced 1c before the close of ’Change. Sales: 8,003
bo Ko. 1 at JUT; S,ooobu at fIJ7K; 16,000 bn at SUS.
Pbotimosb—Firm. Heavy city mess held lira at
$1&C0, bet there is no demand. Good inquiry for hams
and shoulders, with holders very Arm. Lons cut at
: sweet pickled, SKSSKc. Shoulders steady;
dry salted loose, 6&®6}<c. packed, SKdOko.
La^d—Firm at 12c for city prime leaf.
DexssedHcgs—Firm and Vliic higher, with sales
at |CA£d7 £s—dividing on 200 lbs.
>cw Yorls Money Market—Jan. 4.
Stocke—lrregular. C. &B 1.123; C. & T.l-»I;P..
Fr. W. &C. C. &P. 106K; I. C. Scrip 115 V. M. 8.
Hi;N.Y Erlepfdlin#; KrTebonda
<0; Beading 112; M.C.ai; M. di P, da C.57; Pacific
Mall 220; MarleM 91V; Quicksilver 57; Missouri Ga 66V -
Tennessee 6g CS. Government stocks firm. U. S.es
’sl coup. ex. lot. 100.
MojfnY—7 per cent.
Sterling Exchange qaiet and a shade caster at IG6®
Gold easier, opening at SIX, declining to SIX. and
closing Arm at [email protected]
New Tork Weekly Bank Statement—
Jan. 4.
Increase In loans
Decrease In specie
Decrease In circulation
increase in deposits
Cortex— l irm and in better demand at 81K®a2c for
middling uplands.
Fiona—A moderate business dping. Low grades a
shade firmer. Sales at $7.<10i3.7.70 for common to good
chippiue brands extra round hoop Ohio,and $7.7359.30
for trade brands—market closing firm, hot qulof. Rve
rionr quiet and without decided change. Sales 150
I>rls at $a30A635.
Wbieet—ln fair demand at [email protected] lor state and
western—the latter for Chicago.
Gbaix—Wheat a thade firmer and In fair demand at
$1.1501.18 for Chicago spring; .*1,46X5>130 for Mil
waukee club; sLUtol.S2.s fot amber Milwaukee: $135
(31J8for.winter red western; [email protected] for amber
Michigan; $1 8(for white western. Kye qntet and
nominal. Barley quiet. Com quiet and without de
cided change. Sales at $l3O for shipping mixed west
ern In More; $1.21351.28 for new yellow Jersey and
Southern. Oats quiet at !B®9*c for western.
Wool—Firm, with a fair demand. *
rxTTOLXCM—Quiet Crude, S2c; refined, la bond.
4TA<Bc t refined, free, 47®53c.
Provisions—Pork very firm at $1930(319.50 for old
meet; $22.00f0r new mess; for old and
new prime; SI33WSX?XO for prime mesa; also 1,500
hrls new do, for February and March dcllverv, at
$2230. Beef quiet and unchanged. Cat meats q'nlct
and firm atT&ScforahonWers.and 103 lie for hams.
Bacon sides firm and In good demand at 9vc for west
ern Cumberland cut middles; ÜBfaiOfcc tor western
fhortribbed; l2Xc fordo long ent hams; also long
cut hams; also long cat hams, for March delivery, at
12c. Dressed hogs firmer at BHftSJjc for western.
Lard more active and a shade firmer at 12K313KC.
. Batter—*[email protected] for Ohio and 27(352c for state.
Mysterious Affair.
[From the Hartford Coaroat, Dec. SO,]
The appearance of a young woman, about
twenty-five years of age, at the police head
quarters yesterday, and the recital T»f her
fitoiy, has stirred up an amount of mystery
which it will take no little detective skill to
unvciL She come here with the proprietor
of the Union House, Now Haven, to whom
she told a portion of her history, for the pur
pose of having her rights restored. Her stor/
is as follows: She says that her lather’s name
is James Hayden; that he keeps a store In
New Tork, that she was a school teacher in
that city, and bad been for several years up
to a recent date. Her maiden name was Ellen
Hayden. About eight months ago she became
acquainted with a man named Gaylord, who
professed to be a physician and to own con
siderable property in the vicinity of New
York. .He was attentive to her, and not long
since, contrary to the wish of her father, she
married him. They started off on a bridal
tour and come to this city. He took her to a
. honsc somewhere hereabouts, and she re
mained there several days. All this time she
was suffering from neuralgia In the face, and
did not leave the room. Her husband she
says, was kind to her and obtained medicines
which he gave her, every day. One night she
felt worse than usual, and her husband said
. be would go out and get something for hcrat
• a druggist’s, which ne did*. She took the
drug which he had and soon fell
asleep. In the morning, abont five o’clock,
she saw her husband abont the room looking
among the tnlngs, but soon'fell asleep again.
Awaking shortly after, he had souq, ana she
got up. On looking about, two,tranks which
she had filled with clothing, a box which con
tained a sewing machine, a gold watch from,
under her pillow, and a diamond ring from
her finger were missing. She vent into the
hall and met a man, whom -she asked con
cerning her husband. who told that he had
went away on the early train,, and he (the man)
supposed, she had gone toa She then goes
back in be* story, and says that coming up
from New Tork, somewhere on the way, her
husband asked her to lethim carry her money
—some two hundred dollars, which she had
saved by teaching school—and she gave it.to
him; After she awoke in the house, she says
she took a valuable morning dress or double
gown, and ber bonnet, and pawned them to
obtain money. The former was found yes
terday in. a pawn broker’s shop on State
street. Leaving Hartford she thinks she went
to New Haven, and from there to Wlnsted,
and that she walked in from Wtnsted to Hart
ford again. She said that oho stopped at a
bouse near the toll-gate, on the Albany road,
over night, and the police, ongoing out there
yesterday, found that she did, abont a week,'
ago.. The strangest part of the affair in her
glory is that she does - not appear to ramcm-
meteorological matters*
From Baltimore.
Sale or Steamers,
New York Market—Jan. 4,
her any. dates whatever; cannot tell what
house she went to here, from which her hus
band left tier, with her things, and is thor
oughly at of loss to decide, even, whether, af
. ter all. It may not have been some other town
than Hartford to which sho was first
Notwithstanding all this ate tells her story
in a straightforward manner as to the cir
cumstances of her treatment. She says that
: she is a member of Rev. Dr. Chapin’s
church. New York, and he* has been tele
graphed to. She was-taken to tho United
States Hotel yesterday afternoon,,and Capt.
Nott called upon her to see if he coaid ob
tain any additional facts. While there he
learned from, some one in thehonso that she
had been purchasing something at a drag
gist’s, and knowing the excitable frame ,of
mind she was in, thought perhaps it might
be poison. He askeff her if she hod made
any purchase, and she said yes ; that she sent
a porter out to get something, bat it was
nothing of any consequence.- Farther in
quiry elicited the fact that she made the pur
chase herself, and a bottle containing two
ounces of laudanum was found in-her pocket
and token from her. .
We called at- her room last evening and
held a long conversation with her, after ob
taining the above statement elsewhere, and
her story was the same as sho had'told oth
ers. She appeared perfectly is a
woman of excellent conversational powers
and finely cultivated intellect, and relates her
history with much feeling. Yet she was en
veloped in the greatest mystery concerning
time and place. It was thought that she
might have strayed from home while laboring
under a fit of insanity; hut we are more in
clined to believe that there is truth in her
story; that she has been deceived by somer
unprincipled wretch, whovery likely drugged
her and kept her so nntQ he accomplished
his purpose, tbe effect of which him disorder
ed her brain and nearly driven her distracted.
She said to ns, “ I cannot understand why it
is that I am so lost to wbat-haa happened to
me; it seems like a dream; before thf* trou
ble I always prided • myself upon my good
memory; 1 could retain nearly everything,
even to the minutest events. I think after I
get rested, in a few days, I shall know more
ofwhat I desire so much to know.” It is
one of the strangest affairs which has come
to tbe notice orthe police for a long time.
She will remain here until the mystery is
cleared up, if possible to unravel it.
Th« u Smasblns: Powers’ 9 of the Arm-
strong GOO-Ponndcrs.
[From the London Times. - ]
The smashing powers of Sir ‘William Arm
strong’s GOO-ponnder shunt gun Were tested
on Friday (December 11) at Shoebnryness,*
against the Warrior floating target The tar
get Is an exact counterpart of asection of the
Warrior’s side, and moms area IS feet long by
10 feet in height. It is constructed of Iron
f dates of the best homogenous metal, 4V
nches thick, holted.to a backing of teak 18
inches in depth. Behind this comes two sets
of % inch plates, riveted to massive ribs of
T iron—the whom being shored up by slant
ing beams of fir of immense thickness.. The
target was moored at 1,000 yards distance
from the firing points of the GOO and 300-
pounderArmstronge, and wooden targets for
ascertaining the correct elevation for this
range floated close by, a little clear of the
iron one. ’
The first shot from “Big ■Will”’was a dum
my,cast-iron shell, weighing 600 pounds, and
was levelled with such unerring aim at the
wooden target as to smash it literally to pow
der. ’ The elevation of the piece in this in
stance was 3 deg. 5 min., and the charge sev
enty pounds. The next shot was a steel shell
with a cast-iron head, weighing 610 pounds,
and containing twenty-four pounds of pow
der, which is only four-fifths of its normal
charge. Before firing this shot a consulta
tion took place among the artillerists present ■
as to the elevation to he given, It having been
discovered that the wooden target demolish
ed by the first shot had been moored at 1,020
yards, instead of 1,000, os had .been original
ly intended. After some discussion, the gun
, was fired at 3 deg. 10 min. elevation, the
shell passing just over the top of the target,
a little to the right of the control line.
The nest two steel shells, simi
lar in nil respects to No. 3—demonstrated in
a most surprising way the wonderful accu
racy of the gun In oheviug the slightest
change In elevation. ForsnofNo. 8 thepiece
.was depressed to 2 deg. 3 min., the shelf pas
sing through the exact centre of the top of
the target, and carrying away a piece of the
wood framing of a senu-circnlar shape. The
fourth shot was fired at only S min. less ele
vation, and struck the target as near the
centre as possible, making daylight through
It, and exploding at the very moment of im
pact. A hole two feet by twenty inches
yawned in the fonr and a-half inch plate,
level with and a few inches on the left of the
boll’s eye. The teak backing was splintered
into fragments from tbc size of the cocoa nut
to the-merest fibre, and the three-quarter
inch plates and one of the ribs were com
pletely torn away like so much paper. In
front, below the hole, there lay a huge moss
of Iron plate, weighing three, or four hun
dred weight, and looking like a piece of
rumpled black rag. The plate above the
one whjch was pierced was started from Its
place and bulged outward, nearly the whole
of the bolts holding it to the target being
broken away.
In fact, all present allowed that since the
treat battle of gnn wniu plate had began to
e waged there had never been such a com
plete trinmph for the former,combatant. At
first It had been intended to try the effect on
the COO-pounder upon the Warrior target at
at 2,000 yards, but the first blow at 1,000
yards so disabled it os to render a new target
necessary. On returning to*the firing point
the 800-ponndcr was next tried—four shots
being fired; but owing to-several causes
only one of them took effect, striking the
right top corner of the plate, and smashing
but not penetrating it, owing to the target
having been slewed; around to an angle of
nearly forty degrees with the line of fire by
the fourth shell from *‘Big Will.” This con
cluded the firing for the day.
Newspaper PablUhlng in Dixie.
[From the Mobile News.)
The printers of this city have again ad
vanced their rates twenty-five per cent, mak
ing the price now per 1,000 ems, $1.25. This
advance involves an increase in our expendi
tures of from BCOO to S6OO per month, or at
the rate of about $9,000 per year.
To aid us to meet this Increased expendi
ture, we give notice that on and oiler the
20th inst.; we shall advance the price of pa
pers at onr office as follows: . ,
‘ Daily Morning or Evening (except Sunday)
15 cents per copy.
Sunday and weekly papers, full sheet, 20
cents per dopy.
For the present newsdealers and subscrib
ers will be furnished at existing rates.. The
prices for advertising also remain unchanged.
Ncin aiJbertiseineuts.
X goto EVEBITT’S. IST Lake street, fir Curd Plc
tcierlfl evident. The gallery is easy of access, and the
pictures are unsurpassed In style of finish, and they
are only s2perdozcn. EAT MAS. Agent.
-QL delicate, enervating and healthy.
Not Bad to Take,
These cold “or any other” mornings. Ask yonr gro
cer for It. Jas-tSM-2tnet
T-T Large
(Complete) for the Commissary Depot at Chicago.
. Capt. and Depot Quartermaster,
ASSOCIATION.—The adjourned animal meet*
Inc for tie election of ofllcers, will bo held to-day,
(Tuesday) January 2th, at 3 o’clock P. M., at lioom
16 Garrett Block. Members are requested to attend
without fnnher notice. t'HAS. D.BUAGOON,
Ja3-tSS3-it Secretary.
Superior to any in Market.
Sold by all respectable grocers at Twenty-five Cents
Per Ponad. Try it. jas-t3iR-2t-aet
TO COOPERS.—A meeting .of
the Coopers In Chicago, -will he held at the Ger
man Hall, corner ladlnna and Wells streets, on
Thursday eveulne at 7 o’clock, to which all Coopers
are Invited to attend. Byorderof the Committee.
XJL A stated conclave of Apollo Commandery No.
1 Eniebts Templar, will he held at their Asylum, Ma
sonic Temple, this (Tuesday) evening. January sth,
at 7K o’clock. J. A. MONTGOMERY, liecorder.
JaM6lB It
DRAUGHTSMEN.—! want a Superior Draughts
man, and alio one or more good common hands. A
.first claea men could make a permanent engagement.
Apply immediately. G. P. RANDALL,
Ja£-t6CB-it-lstp ' ' Architect,
Sabbath School
Tuesday £rcnli\g« Jan. stb, 1804,
T&be> followed by a Festival for tho Chlldr* on
THUSSDAY EVENING, Janaary 7th. at the Charch,
corner ol Lake and Sheldon streets, at which time
willbe presented Mr..Geo. F. Hoot’s Cantatc.of the
“Caristlan Graces,” sequlnlng forty-four persona to
perform. Tbe whol® sustained by the Shool, fol
lowed by Recitations, Dialogues and Songs compris
ing an entertainment of rare merit and mar-cat.
Admission—Adults.23cents; Sunday School Chil
dren, 10 cents. Jas-tdl3-ulatp
Persons who have been enrolled fbr the coming
draft wm be,received Into the TJnltid States Navy
until Jan. sth, 1564,
To Serve for One Tear,
On board the Gunboats of tbe MRlaelppt TUverSquad
ron. There Is no marching Inthia aervlce, bat good
Quartern on board ahlp, meals at regular hours. and
but ONE YEAR to Berre. Apply at U. S. Naval Reo
dezvaus. ÜbllchM lock, comer North Clark
North Water-eU.,(Upstairs.) JOHN X>. HAKTT,
Acting Master u.S.N., Com. Nav.Bendezvoos.
Wholesale Oil and Lamp Dealer (
Neto abbertlsements.
Contents far Thursday, January 7tb,
Christmas Stcfy—Part 2d.
f—AGRICULTURE—Qrapo Growing to Hancock
county—Boles to-be observed la making Batter—
Proilts of Sheep Husbandry, etc*.
Making—The Missouri Imbro/llo—The Caie of
Senator Hale—The SSOO Exemption
Tax BUI, etc.
- bracing the Floor and Orals Tride—Receipts and
Shipments of Grain for a series of year*—The
Lite Stock.Trade—Lake Exports and Imports
10— THE GREAT STORM—Its Extent and' Ravages
In the West-Great Suffering la Mtosoarl and Wls
. . coaaln—Thousands of Cattle and Hogs Frozen to*'
Death—The Railroad"Trains Snowed In—Groat
Sufferings-among Passengers* etc. A-full and*
; thrDHngJtceounU
Wendell Holmes.
IS—“OLD KENTUCK,”—A capital letter.
It—MRS. PATTERSON ALLEN—The lady accused
of treason to Jeff. Davis; Her History^
19—EDITORIALS—The Chicago Sanitary Commis
sion-Slavery and the Fathers—Tho New York
Herald and President Making—England and the
United States—Blockade Banning, etc., ete.
The contents of the Chicago Wimr Tbisttks
mite up a complete record ofthe week, and U there*
fore a necessity to those who would he completely
posted as to what Is going on in the world.'
It Is a capital document for our merchants to
tend to their correspondents, aa It contains a tbor>
oaghacd complete review .of the commercial and
mercantile transactions for the wqek.
Trice (In wrappers) 5 cents per copy; |2'per year
10 copies for ?13.
■Will be ready Wednesday evening,
CIAL DEPORTS.—VoIume U of Bradttreet’s
rommerclalkeportsnowlu Press, will bo ready for
delivery, on or about the 10th of Jan miry. 1561.
Special palnaharabeen taken in tho preparation,
correction and revision of the present volume, ani
we offer Uto our Subscribers, audio the Mercantile
Community cenerally. as the best, most reliable and
most convenient book of Commercial reference in
It has been the object of the proprietors to Include
within it. as many as possible of the Traders la MI
.Cities, Towns, Villages and Cross-Roads la the
United States and British Provinces, and to obtain
the meat reliable Information In every Instance.
Oar facilities are now naanrpas.ted, and the ratings
river, are from each sources that they may he- con*
•fldontly relleo anon.
Ihe work, will be found Invaluable to all those who
are giving credits either npon a longer nr shorter
It will be famished to Subscribers from January
Itetto January ISG3. for 1 100 per annum. which will'
entitle them to ihe present volume (ll.) and volume
15. which will to published about July 10, 1361, oar
'Weekly Sheet of Correetioos, and tho privilege of
making Inquiries concerning the credit and standing
of any traders with whom they may be'transacting
business, and receiving fall and special reports in
Banker*. Merchants and Manufacturers are Invited
to call and examine the work, or obtain fnll particu
lars bj fending to onr address.
Box 4123. J. M. BBAD9TOEET & SOS.
Chicago, in.
Notice is hereby given that all that portion ol
“ Bbadstbxct'b CoMMsnntAt, Exports." Including
lies been bound In a separate volume, which, to those
who are not Belling In the larger cities and iht? East
ern States, will be found equally as valuable as the
fnll body of Reports— this will be furnished to onr
Subscribers, including Vol.is.m like manner, for {SO
pier annum, entitling them to all tho privileges of
1 Subscribers in other respects.
Cnr os Chicago, . j
To John D. Warren, and all others whom it may
Ton are hereby notified that at the sale of lota ned
lands, situate In the said City of Chicago, County of
Cook and State of Illinois, made In pursuance to law
by the then City Co'Jeetor of said City of Chicago,
for the municipal taxes and costs duo ano unpaid
thereon, for the municipal year eighteen hundred
and sixty-one which said tax'aAßd costs were
dne to the said city of Chicago, and said sale
took place ou the seventh (Ith) day W April. A. D
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two (1861.) the
nnderslgatd puicbased Block number eight (3) in
Canal Trustee’s Subdivision of part of Section thir
ty-three (35.) In Township fortv (W.) north of Range
fourteenth!,) east of tae 3d P. M. t situate In saldelty
of Chit ago. County of Cook and State of Illinois,
with the buildings and Improvements (if any) situate
thereon sand that the time of redemption thereof
will expire on the seventh Vith) dav of April. A. D.
one thousand eight hundred and slxcy-four (is&l.)
Jas-1554-Gt DAVID F. SLOCUM.
Quick sales and small
57 Lake Street.
CW AH orders promptly ami faithfully attended to.
Forrester’s Boys’&Girls’ Magazine
WM, T. ADAHS, (Oliver Op tie,) Editor,
Enters on Its nrarrnnrni volnme .Tannary, 1564, and
afford.* a good opportunity to subscribe.
This Magazine ranks tbe first of its class, ami no
efforts win be spared to ana tain its present high rep.
Amrngits attractions Isacontlsned story br Oli
ver Optic, while other able pens eontrlbota short
stories for youth* articles on Scientific Subjects, His
tory, Biography, Ac-. &c.
A Speech for Declamation,marked for emphasis
and Restore. by a competent teacher, will appear In
each number.
. An Original Dialogue, adapted for-Schools and fee
tiro occasions, In each number,makes this Magazine
A piece of Music in every number.
. Price. H.COp«ryear,ln advance. Specimen copies
sent, roar paid, on receipt of a three cent stamp.
Three Copies, one year, for.
Five *• ****.»
.Tm •• “ •• .
Twenty “ •• ** ** .
JOSEPH H. ALLEN, Publisher,
119 Washington Street, Boston.
JaS-tClg-St-TP mafia
89 Wasblagtoa Street.
Jas-t3»»-lt .
XjL of tbe Stockholders of tho *
Chicago Ice Company,
Held at the office of the Chicago and Northwestern
Hallway Company, in this cltv, Jan 2d, tho following
perrons were elected Directors for tbe ensuing year;
Henry Fuller, W R Arthur.
Jobs B Drake, H E. Saro'Ctt,
HiNUT Cooks, Gso. L Dunlap,
P. H Ssrrn,
_ JOHN-B.' DRAKE, Chairman.
H. 11. Blake, Secretary- Jas-t583-2t
Teie special co-partner-
SHIP heretofore existing between the under
signed Is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
(Signed) J. O. M ELLEN,
Is Indefinitely postponed. Those having paid for
tickets can receive money back for them at room
nineteen 119) McCormick Block, corner of Dearborn
and Randolph streets, for one week, or the same
tickets will be good to the Museum, without the
Drawing. (Signed) P. F. HERD
JaMril-lw H. C. FORD. 1
Omce Assistant Provost Marshal,)
Spbingfirlp, Ullnols, Dec. 2C.1553. S
To Caft. William Jauxs, Provost Marshal First
District, Chicago. Illinois:
. Advanced bo untie? will be paid to Recruits until
January Fifth (5),1361, Inclusive. After that day,
only One Hundred (100) Dollars will be paid to eacn
JAMES OAEE3, Lmrr, Col.
dec27-t26T-lflwiet 4th U. S. Car.. A. A. P. M. 0~ HI.
175 Lake Street.
Horses and mules
We arc cow paying the highest marlak price la
creenbacks for Artillery and Cavalry Horses: also,
for eoodMulwthree years old. Apply oaour Stables,
opposite Ullicb’sHotel, corner of olato- and Twenty
second streets. DERBY t WALLACE.
Hetmbold’s Extract Buchu.
Tonic, Diuretic, Blood Purifying and Invigorating.
Enfet-hWd and delicate persona of both sexes, use It.
Sold by LORD * SMITH, 23 lake street.
Offer for sale a superior Quality of
Prom Bifie size to Course Ducking. Sportsmen art
offered the celebrated Diamond Gram Powder.
G. NEWBALL, Jb.. Agent.
del*rstl-87tnet 16 Elver street.
• OB’S OFFICE, llEifpms, Tbjtx., Dec. 1,1363.
Manufacturers, Dealers and importers aro Invited
to seed to this oifice, price list* of, and tenders for,
any oral! of the articles of Medical and Hospital Sup
plies required for the use of the Array. Copies of the
Supply Table can be seen at the office of any Medical
Purveyor. Further particulars mads known on ap*
plication to BENNKLL STEVENS,
Medical Storekeeper U.tt. Army,
do'brtCa-lmdte'W WadisalPonTyoT.Dopt.Tcoo, .
Neb) abbertfsemenfis.
Hiring received peremptory orders to close off
consignments by Janaary Ist, sad desiring to nubs
room for spring goods, we will offhrat anotlon the
latest Stock of Custom Made
Held la tbUeity,inlotsto salt the wants of pnrcha*
srs, Hegalar goods and regular sUea. Sties to oora
ajence D*c**nxa ms. at 10 a. M. prompt, and coo
Annsry Ist. Goods will be offered at auction prices
to- parties at private sale wbo find It Inoonvcnleat
attend oar sales.
Wloleaals Auctioneer* of Boota and Shoe*.
54 Lake-si., Chicago.
UelstiC<s-8t TVTBaaanet * w
The only Exclusively Bedding House
in the City.
935 . . LiKE STREET . . 335
VanoAeturen and Wholesale and Retail Dealers
In Bedding of Every Description.
We hiTe iUo a large stock of Upbolsler's Goods
Loor and Short Hair, Hnsts. Sprinsa.Twlaea.Dcd
lace, etc., etc. Those baying bedding will flndlt to
their Interest to giro oa a call before purotuaicß else
Cotton and Has Batting at Whole
sale, Mattresses made over.
235 Lake Street, Chicago.
Post Office Box 390.
Borders, Decorations, Etc.
Slattresses, Blankets, Comforters,
Feather Beds, Pillows, Etc.
. The only place in the city to get
70 take STBtST,
lam now receiving faom New Tcrk, by express, la
addition to my former stock, tne
The Very Lowest Margin,
BoomaNo. 23 Lake street, corner of Wabash avenue,
ami 59 litko street.
no2o-r259 lm-y thaw net
Cures Croup Every Time.
Cures Tickling in the Throat.
Cues the Host Stubborn Cough.
Cues Chills and Fever.
Cues Influenza and Sore Throat.
Cues Asthma and Believes Consumption^
Cores all If the directions ore strictly followed, or
the money will bo refunded.
Sold by Progglstw Everywhere*
nol4-pfcA3- l jOt-not-(‘A-Tir
After tho 4th ot January, lEW, we shall occu ,>/ the
No. 22 Lake street.
Until the completion of onr New Store, now being
erected on the corner of Lake and Michigan area >e.
and offer onr goods at manufacturers' prices.
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers In
J. Y. McLaughlin & Co.,
216 Kinzie Street, Chicago.
■ Also, all kinds of PATENT LEATHER, as hereto
fore always on band from their Cictory In Pittsburg
Pa. de39-t299-I2tnet
Important to Insurers.
Messrs. H. MaeUe A Co., Agents Phoenix Insurants
Company at Hartford—Gentleman: The undersigned
holders of policies In the Phoenix Insurance Com
pany of Hartford, Conn, hereby tender their thank*
through you to said company for prompt payment
and honorable adjustment of their losses by the great
Are of Novemt crSth, 1863
The Phoenix was the first company represented
here, and has In every respect fulfilled the Indemnity
it promised, and is. by our experience, a safe, prompt
paying and honorable company.
Trustee of Ouitomah Lodge. No. 18,1.0.0. F.
• Nevada, Cal., Nor. 13th,1SC3. de27-t23C-6met
a'as i.iKt stbeet,
Wrought Iron Pipe & Boiler Flues
Steam and Water Ganges, Vaivas, Cocks,
Whistles, tc.
Bnhher and Leather Belting, Patting Has?, A£«
Hot Water and Steam Heating Apparatus.
seSSVntSMm tudriu net <
Statements having been made to customers of >r\
of course by Interested parties, that la cooac.'r* • *ce
of the prodlgtoas demand for these Ineomp..*
Pianos,som» Lave been solTcrod to leave the nuuu
fhetory without having received that extreme care
and attention that have made the name of Suduway
so celebrated; wo desire to state that such is n>« the
bet,bntthat every Plaao coming from the m >artfao
tory low receives even more attention than cverbs
fore. and that the number made only Incrcasoslx
proportion with the capacity of the works.
Tuese statement* we shall be happy to prove by*
thozooxb showing of the splendid instranioats con
itaallv passing through our bands, and also by.»i
S “ nllmUed e “ r “ t “ 4 ms; ‘iV’iKv.
*JCQ s. Cl ark-si., Chicago, andlth-si., Cincinnati
JaSCfll-Unet '
Look out for the cottn
TERTEIT3—Not only of bank bllls.bct ofevrry
thlngtrniT valuable. We undenrand that even the
Indumesslblearticles known as** t amUyDyeColonr
are no exception to this rule* The imitations, U*t Ul
counterfeits are utterly worthless. Eemcmbar t tat
Howe A fltevens* Family Dye Colors are the nrlglnA
the only valuable and useful thing of the kind.
Wrought Iron C»lpo
'AtwhoteMdsbV B, T. CRAKE & 3110.,
! ISfiowo? IS*. VP bad I* Weal Lake »n*

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