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Union MK_TiNO.—The Union AseoeiaAion
held its usual weekly meeting, at Lyoeum Hall, last night, S. Shinn, prsttdir** ; The band of the Eighty eighth Pennsylva nia regiment attended, and interspersed the exercises with music. After the usual preliminaries, the Presi dent called upon all who wished to unite with the Association to come up, and give their names to its constitution, whereupon some thirty persons came up, and, having given their names, were called by fives, and the following oath administered to them by Lieut. Wagner: " You., and all of you, do most solemnly swear that you are loyal citizens of the Uni ted States, and that you will not give aid, comfort or information to the enemies there of, in any manner whatsoever." The President regretted that Judge Freese, who it was expected would have been pres ent, and given information in regard to the new company of volunteers, had been called away to Washington. The preliminaries of the new company had, however, been ar ranged, and some sixty names obtained.— American Hall bad been selected as a drill room for them, and their quarters would be at No. 171 King street. Captain Schaedle, who had charge of the new company, was present, and would make a fuller explana tion. Captain Schaedle then came upon the stand, and said that he had taken upon him self the work if raising a volunteer compa ny here, and had succeeded in enlisting forty good men, who were ready to shoulder the musket and follow the flag wherever it went. The quarters and drill-room had been provi ded, and, in a short time, the company would be mustered into service. He saw a great many come up there, and swear to support the Constitution and the Union, and then laugh at the now company. He knew what they came there for! They wanted to get a pass. [Laughter and applause.] They wanted to go to Washington or somewhere else, and they came up and joined the As sociation to suit their private views. Here was the poor soldier ready to lift his musket and fight and die for his flag, and there comes up the rich man, and says, " I'm a loyal citizen—l want to go to Washington— give me a pass." [Laughter and applause.] He wanted this home guard filled up. The members would be stationed here, but if it was necessary to go out a mile in the coun try, or two miles, or five miles, they would have to go wherever they were needed to de fend the flag. He excused his German pro nunciation, saying that, although he had been fourteen years in the country, he could not speak English very well, but be meant it- Why were men backward when our forefa thers, barefooted, with their bread and meat and hominy in their pockets, had signed the Declaiation of Independence, which had proved such a benefit to their children. He continued at some length, urging the filling up of the home guard list. The President read a resolution, that the members of the Association display the American flag from their houses and places of business within five days. He said it had been sent up from the floor, and was offered for passage. A member in the northwest corner—Mr President. I'd like it better if it was in the form of a request; Ido not like to be forced to do anything. Voices—Put him out—put him out. The member said he'd like to see the man to put h'ni out. lie was willing, upon being desired to do so properly, to display a di zen American flags. The President said the remarks of the member were perfectly iv order, aud suuh as he had a 1 Igbt to make. He hoped never to hear again iv that hall a cry to put anybody out. He suggested to the member to move an amendment. The motion was made, and the resolution having beeu amended so as to request the display of the flag, was adopted. The President said that he had hoped that Mr. Segar would have addressed the meeting, but he was called away to Old Point. Next Wednesday he would promise an address from Mr. Carlisle, U. S. Senator. Lieut. Wnguer then addressed the meeting, lie agreed fully with much that. Captain Schaedle bad said, but thought some of his hits were just a little bit too bard. He was glad that a resolution had passed requesting tbe members of the Association to display the American flag from their houses and places of business. When his regiment en tered this city, there were but two or three American flags floating ou the streets. That number was now increased, but now he hoped to see flags showing all over the city. He rather suspected that the resolution had been offered by a dealer in flags. (The Pres ident declared it had not.) He bad thought that perhaps some one had a large lot of flags, and wanted to create a market for them. [Laughter.] He was veiy glad, how ever, that the resolution had passed. There were 635 members of the Association. Sup posing that 135 had gone to Washington on passes [laughter], there was still left enough to display five hundred flags. Think how it would encourage the Union troops asd annoy the secessionists. He wanted secession here buried in American flags. He was glad for another reason. This dipplay of flags would make the members of the Association who were unwilling, for fear of loss of custom, or gain, or position, to declare themselves open ly. He hoped all who came here and took the oath, always remembered that it was re gistered in heaven—not that he meant to in sinuate that all who took the oath did not keep it. By no means. But there might be occasions and temptations which would make them swerve a little from duty. He trusted that, on such occasions, they would call to mind what they had solemly sworn, for, if they did not keep their oath, their part would be with perdition. He was glad to hear of the new company, and hoped that company after company would be added to it, until it grew into a regiment, and could be left to (_u;ird the town, while the other re giments moved on South to retake Fort Sum ter. He closed by commending the Ameri can flag as floating nowhere over an oppress ed people. The bund then played an air, and, in an swer to calls, Mr. Snyder sang a Union song, after which the meeting adjourned. WAR NEWS. An alarm was made by a Wisconsin reg iment on Tuesday night that the Confede" rates were advancing on the Potomac lines. The divisions of Franklin, Sumner, Heint zleman, McDowell, Porter and McCall were all ordered under arms. But the alarm is said to have been unfounded. The Federal scouts reported that tbere were no Confed erates this side of Fairfax Court House. All the Federal troops were kept yesterday un der arms, in cane of an attack. It is repor ted by them that 30,000 Confederates are about Occoquan. We have dates from Port Royal to the 6th inst. Tbe town of Beaufort has been occupied by 1,000 Federal troops Tbe Pawnee and several transports with troops, have been sent to Tybee Island Agents have been appointed to secure such cotton on the small coast islands as can be ob. tamed. From Kentucky we have no tidings beyond the burning of a bridge at Whippersville, on the Memphis Branch Railroad, by a de tachment of Federal trooj s. Of the Confed erate guards at the bridge—thirteen in num. ber —two were killed, aud the remainder taken prisoners. ! The Confederate privateer Salley has ta ken three prizes—the Betsy Ames, the Se* nora, and the E. K. Keating—all of whom are owued at the North. The Keating was burned and scuttled at sea; the other two were brought safely into Charleston harbor. The United States (Juar.erinaster's De partment has asked C ingress for au appro, priution ot $1,000 000 in addition to the $1,000,000 voted at tlie former session to meet the expenses incurred from the armed flotilla on the western v aters. A portion of Gen. lleiutzleman's division, on Wednesday, went as far as Ooei quan.— Also two brigades from Gen. Sumner's Di vision wont within two miles" of Fairfax Court Hi use, picketing to the left on the line of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, beyond Accotink Creek. They report that they saw uo Confederate troops. Heavy firing was heard during Monday, in the direction of Newport News, and up James River on Tuesday, and it was the im pression at Old Point that either a gun-boat or a battery engagement was in progress. On Tuesday the Confederates sent several shots acrobs the Potomac at Dam No. 5, and the skirmishers on both sides kept up a scat £ring fire on the shores for some time. La Mountain, of Potomac, made a balloon cension from Cloud's Mill, landing four miles from Washington, on Tuesday, lie reports that the force of the Confederates at Fairfax Court House is very light between Fairfax aud Vienna. There is an increase of strength, however, one regiment of caval ry having been stationed there since last reconnoissance, and all along the line very considerable additions bave been made to the scouts. The wood work of the Long Bridge is be ing entirely rebuilt. A fight is reported to have taken place on Tuesday, near the town of Waverly, Mo., but the details have not been received. It is also reported that a scouting party surprise. Confederate a rebel camp in Saline couniy, in the same State, and captured some army stores and about fifty prisoners. General Price, it is rumored, is advancing north ward. GENERAL NEWS. The old memorial of Mr. Treadwell, of New York, complaining of Judge Taney, for not acting upon a complaint presented to him against certain prominent secessionists, in January last, has been again brought up in tbe Senate, and referred. A motion has been offered in tbe Senate to expel Waldo P. Johnson, of Missouri, from his seat, for secession proclivities. The large vote in the Senate for the reso lution of inquiry or investigation as to cer tain disasters during the war may lead to some interesting disclosures. Gen. Winder, commanding at Richmond, is complained of by the Federal prisoners as being harsh and severe; Gen. Huger they speak of, as kind and courteous. John McClare, of New York, has succeed ed in introducing to the Government the new Morgan tent, and orders had been given for manufacturing them. Reverdy Johnson is engaged as counsel for Col. Kerrigan, now on trial at Washing ton before a court-martial. The Louisville papers unanimously con demn the policy of Cameron in reference to the emancipation and prospective arming -1 the slaves. Most of the reports said to be furnishec by deserters from the two belligerent armies, as published in the newspapers, are mani festly false altogether, or gross exaggera tions. These men know but little, and falsi fy that, according to the general belief. The office of Reporter of the Supreme Court, made vacant by the resignation ot B. C. Howard, is worth three thousand a year, besides' perquisites amounting to severa thousand more. Two men, formerly employees of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company, who went South five months since to get their pay, and were not allowed to return, have arrived at Gen. Sumner's lines. Recruiting for the navy, brisk as it is, is not brisk enough to supply the demands o the service. One hundred and thirteen ves sels are now fitting out, and six thousant more seamen are wanted to man them. Flag Officer Foote also wants one thousand men to man the Mississippi flotilla. He expects them to come from the lakes. Garrett Davis has been r.ominated as U. S. Seuator, beating Guthrie one vote. Some deserters from tbe Confederates have come into the Federal lines in Western Virginia, representing that the roads are impassable, and that there is much suffering. A swift Hilling war steamer and a gun boat have been despatched by the Secretary of the Navy to intercept the Nashville on her return trip. Other troubles are also in 6tore for this somewhat faint us vessel The ; loyal owners of 'he Nashville—who th?y are is not stated—have also iiu-de nrningemeri's for getting posst s.«ion of her hy sending out a writ of attainder to be executed at South ampton. Secretary Chase thinks the war will be terminated before midsummer next year. The Washington correspondence of the New York Tribune, says of the Republican caucus of Monday evening;—"Thaddeur- Stevens startled the caucus by declaring that, after Mr. Cameron's report had been accep ted by the President, Gen. McClellan went to him and threatened to resign if it was sent into Congress with the passages re specting the emancipation and arming ol the slaves of rebels unmodified " The Wash ington Stur says, it is at "liher'y to say tha if Mr. Stevens made any such statement, he stated that which was not true." . The Military Committee in the U. S. House of Representatives has reported a bil authorizing tbe Provost Court of Alexan dria to retain and keep all property of those iv arms against the Federal government. A soldier was murdered in a house of ili fame in Washington, on Tuesday night. The Boston Post complains that while a great ado is kept about negroes in the Wash ington jail, there appears to be no sympathy for white men confined there, on slight charges. The seamen and marines at the Navy Yard, in Washington, had a "sham fight," fur practic-i, on Tue-iday afternoon. In the Maryland State Senate, on Tuesday, Mr. Bayne, of Prince George's, (•> strong Union man,) submitted a preamble and reso lution stating thai a war waged for the ex tinction of slavery, would crush eat the Un ion party in the Border States, and calling for a joint committee to wait on General Mc- Cleltan to solicit the adoption of some plan for preventing fugitive slaves from entering tbe lines of the Federal army. The commu nication of Dr. Lynch, a member of the Sen ate, but imprisoned at Fort Wsrren, after Betting forth the particulars of his request, closes with a request that the Senate of Ma ryland " will take such action in the premi ses as it may deem due to its own dignity, to tbe rights of one of its members, and to the constituency he is commissioned to repre sent." The Washington correspondent of the N. Y. Herald states that Mr. Lincoln is entire ly opposed to the policy of the radical wing of his party, and has declared that " eman cipation would be equivalent to a John Brown raid on a gigantic scale." He favors, however, the confiscation of those slave g w hose masters have actively participated in the establishment of the Southern Confede racy, and also some scheme of colonization which shall rid the c untry of the negroes who may happen to be liberated during the progress of the war. MISC ELL AN EO Us 7 ~ 1 _ WANTED—A FURNISHED HOUSE, of moderate size, for a small family, in a cen tral location in this city; or a conveniently fur nished ROOM, with board, for a gentleman and wife. References given if required. Address, stating locality and terms, Box 380, Post Office, dec 11—tf TO RENT—A very substantial FIRE PROOF WAREHOUSE on the wharf, near Mr. George D. Fowle's Warehouse, secure from any damage of the lower floors being overflowed by the highest tides. dee 11—lw» JOSIAH H. DAVIS. 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