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The Ultra*.e upon_Christianity and pro
priety committed upon the Rev. K. J. Stew art, was the priucipal theme of conversation yesterday and to-day. Gen. Montgomery, the Military Governor of this place, pro nounced it a disgrace and an outrage, and there are but few who de not c< nsidcr it an unjust and unjustifiable act, and condemn it accordingly. It is, perhaps, material to add, tbat the fact of tbe omission, wbieh has been referred to, was known to Gen. Montgomery a month ago, and was by him coinmuuicated to the government at Washington. To ascertain the truth of rumors brought to bim, he sent for the ministers having temporary charge of the church—the Rev. George A. Smith and tbe Rev. K. J. Stewart, and, in a free and friendly conversation, was accurately in formed of every particular in which he could have any interest. He stated that he had felt bound to communicate to Washington the fact of the omission of tbe prayer for tbe President, and had received no instruc tions to interfere, and tbat he would not un less such instructions were received. He t -ok tbe ground that while, for any seditious lan guage tending to promote disaffection to tbe government, he would cause a church to be closed, he did not think the present case called for official notice on his part. Thus supposing the matter to be decided, and having no intimation of any purpose of interference from the military authorities, it was with the greatest surprise and indigna tion tbat tbe ministers and congregation ex perienced tbe outrage which has been de scribed. Whether the individual who is pri marily responsible for it, bad tbe instructions from Washington upon which be professed to act, does not appear. River Movement*.— A steamer from Philadelphia, having in tow a barge, both loaded with hay and provisions, passed the batteries on the Potomac, arrived here yes terday, aud afterwards proceeded to Wash- ' ington. The steamer Volunteer, with provisions for Sickles' brigade, passed down this morn ing. The mainmast of a schooner beating up the river yesterday afternoon, broke off at the deck when she was opposite the Coal Wharves, and the vessel came into tbe wharf at the foot of Prince street, where she lower ed her mast, and proceeded to Washington for repairs. "Contraband."—Yesterday morning there was landed on Vowell's Wharf several casks marked "B," which it was supposed of course, contained liquor, and was accord ingly seized by the military as "contra band," to bo confiscated. Lo the surprise of the officer who inspected tbe casks to find that they contained sour krout. Military Order.—Headquarters, Alex andria, Va., Feb. 9, 1802.--Special Order —No. 26.—The practice of making offensive remarks and demonstrations to the- guards, military men, and Union citizens of this city by females and others of secession proclivi ties, will no longer be tolerated. All those offending in such matters will hereafter be promptly arrested and treated as the circum stances may require. By command of GEN. MONTGOMERY: J. R. Freese, Ass't. Adj't Gen'l. Dr. Cheerer, the famous abolitionist, preached in the Capitol, at Washington, yes terday. The Washington Republican says " be took for his theme the story of Herod's delivery of the head of John the Baptist in a charger to tbe daughter of Hen dias in ful fillment of his vow. He first portrayed the revels of the dissolute king—the circumstan ces of his incestuous union with Herodias, her bloodthirsty hate of John the Baptist, and the position of the magnates who were companions of the king at his banquet, then drew a parallel, in which Herod was made the Federal Union, and Herodias represent ed as the rebellion; the daughter of Hero dias was the loyal slave States, dancing so gracefully before tbe Executive; the oath that Herod had taken was the false idea tbat *laverywHS protected and perpetuated by ths Constitution ; those who urged the king to keep his oath were the mooey-kinge, and souservatives of all grades; while the fatal gift, sworn to be awarded, the head of John tbe Baptist, called for it once in a charger, was the liberty of four million of bondmen, now by natural right, and tbe act of rebel lion, free, but in dang«r of having their ebains rirettsd by a reafirmation and per manent establishment of their continued bondage.-" The charges which proved fatal to Senator Bright are now to be used against othere— Senator Powell, they say for one The Treasury Note bill as passed by the U. S. House of Representatives retires tbe present $50,000,000 of notes and orders new notes for that amount to be substituted, so as to have all of the same description and appearance. It frees from taxation United States bonds and stocks issued under the act, allows holders of notes to fund tbem ia six per ct. twenty .year bonds or seven per ct. five-year bonds. All the new clerkships in the U. S. Post Office Department, both for males and fe males, have been filled. Applications, how ever, still continue to pour in. There are over one hundred applications on file from ladies in distant States. In the House of Representatives a clerical error in the treasury note bill was corrected so as to allow tbe Secretary of the Treasury to pay tbe interest on the notes in either coin or paper, instead of compelling the pay ment in coin exclusively. Tbe report of tbe committee on the investigation of govern ment contracts was then taken up, when Mr. Van Wyck addressed the House at length. Both houses adjourned till Mon day. In the Maine Legislature, "Mr. Smart's resolves, slightly amended, in favor of con fiscating, liberating and also arming the slaves of Confederates, if it be a military necessity, have passed the Senate by a vote 24 against 4." Hon. Alfred Ely, member of U. S. Con gress, writes favorably of the prdspect of ! the release of Col. Corcoran, of the New I York Sixty-ninth. I Prirata Steiker, of Nineteenth New York volunteers, was convicted on a charge of de ! sertion by a court-martial, January 15, and | his sentence has just been promulgated.— He is to be dishonorably discharged from the service of the United States, and then committed to the U. S. penitentiary in the District of Columbia, at bard labor, for tbe | term of two years and six months. I The Washington correspondent of tbe New York Sun says :—"Taxes will be impo sed upon everything tbat can possibly bear them. This I bave from the ways and means committee, or rather from a member of it. Harper's Ferry bas Buffered more in the present war, than any other place in Vir ginia. Newspapers North and South, bsve suf fered as much in consequence of tbe pre sent war, as any other branch of business. [ Notwithstanding everybody wants the news now, there are but few of them left, which do more than pay expenses. Hardly tbat, most of them. There were always in this country four times as many newspapers as were needed, or could be properly supported. I It is stated tha* at conference of the committee on military affairs, it was agreed to report a bill providing that tbe, militia or volunteers shall not be mustered ! into service from any State or Territory in the U. S., confining their service to the limits j of said State or Territory, beyond tbe nam- ' ber of ten thousand in Missouri, and forty five Hundred in Maryland. The State of Kentucky will be included in a separate bill, to be offered hereafter. The telegraph dispatches from Washing ton affirm that neither President Lincoln nor Secretary Seward anticipate any interfer ence in American affairs by France or Eng land. It is now currently rumored here that either Gen. lleintzelman or Gen. McDowell will take command of the new expedition South which is fitting out in New York, and which will comprise a division of tbe army here. Tbe Association of Chaplains of the U. S. army have passed the following resolution : "Tbat we have beard, with deep regret, of the gross misconduct of a very few persons, who, from wrong motives, and by improper means, have been placed in tbe responsible post of Chaplain; that we disclaim and de nounce the wicked praotices of these parties. And while we do not assume to set ac a tribu nal, ws will do all in our power to aid the military, naral, civil and ecclesiastical au. tborities in proceeding offenders, in a manner becoming the cause of God and our country." Gen. Lloyd Tilgbman recently captured in Tennessee, is a native of Maryland, but bas for several years pact, resided as a eiril en gineer, in Tennessee and Kentucky. " The sword voted to Col. Miles, of Md., for bis services in the Mexican war, was pre sented to him at Annapolis yesterday. It ie now said that tbe letter sent io to Gen. McClellan, under s flag of truce, bas nothing to do with tbe bridge burnsrs. The New York World argues that, in adopting the Treasury note system, the Con gress of the U. S. has virtually staked every thing upon tbe battles to be fought within the next three months. It says the war ap proaches its termination one way or the other —for the expenses are too great for it to be a long war. The Toronto Leader says that, in ac cordance with the desire of tbe people of tbat city, a demonstration is to be made in honor of Dr. Russell, the correspondent of tbe London Times. A man is now lying at tbe Bremer county, lowa jail, for throwing bis wife's new born child into tbe bog-pen and allowing it to be devoured by the hogs, be denying bis own paternity of tbe child. The Nasherille (Term.) papers announce tbat Gen. George B. Crittenden of tbe Con federate army, who commanded in conjunc tion with General Zollicoffeer, at the battle of Somerset, Ky., has been arrested on rery serious charges. Gen. C. is a son of the Hon. John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, and his friends allege that the charges against him are unfounded. The Nashville papers, however, comment severely upon his con ! duct. He is accused of drunkenness, and of | intercouse with the Federal officers, giving tbem information, &c. | Tbe Washington letter writers to tbe Northern press says that "a week since the staff of Gen. McClellan were notified to be in readiness for a movement across the river. They made every preparation for so doing, and Major S. M. Green, of their number, went to New York for tbe purpose of pur chasing certain personal supplies for tbeir use. In consequence of the state of the roads they have not yet been ordered over, but they are ready to go, and when they go, Gen. McClellan will turn over to the tempo rary change of Mr. Stanton the control of tbe entire army, with the exception of the army of the Potomac." Mr. Susscer, living near tho city of An napolis, was attacked by two men belonging to Colonel Piatt's Vermont Cavalry, on Wed nesday last, and beaten in a brutal manner. The regiment is encamped on the lands of Mr. S., and he was badly beaten by one of tbe man some two weeks since, from tbe effects of which he is slowly recovering.— Mr. S. now lies in a oritical condition, very little hope being entertained of bis recovery. Tbe parties, who are named Michael Burke and James Riley, were arrested. ! It is rumored that a letter has been re. ceived at Albany by a Senator from Thur low Weed, dated in Paris, January 21, sta ting tbat the Emperor Nrpoleon would an. uounce to the Corps J>g'slatif, on the 27th ult., his intention to interfere with the af fairs of this country. Sheriff Bryan, with a posse, on Friday morning seized, off Annapolis, tbe schooner I R. 11. Miles, Capt. Pickering, charged with dredging for oysters contrary to law. She I was brought to Annapolis, and the case was examined by Justice 0. M. Taylor, who o.mdemned the vessel to be sold. I The officers of the Irish Brigade have ten dered Brig Gen. Thomas F. Meagher a pub lie dinner, at the camp of the brigade, to. morrow. Gen. Shields and other distin. guished persons will be present. The will of the late Col. Colt has been made public. He leaves to his wife a gross legacy of $30,000,' a life estate in the Man sion House, with surrounding grouuds and out building*; a life estate in 1,000 shares of Colt Manufacturing Company stock, and a large proportion of tbe residuum of the es tate. Tbe Baltimore Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church will convene at at Baltimore on March 5, under the presi dency of Rev. Bishop E. S. Janes. Tht Washington Republican states that Gen. Stone, U. S. A., has been arrested, and is now on bis way to Fort Lafayette, having left Washington in the five o'clock train last evening. Tbe immediate cause of Stone's arrest is not yet publicly known. The notorious Pat Mattb ews, an irrepres sible New York rowdy, was fatally stabbed in tbat city a few nights since. He bad taken his mistress sleighing; returning to the city, be engaged in a melee, and his mis tress, who sought to shield him, was severe ly stabbed in tbe hip. Tbe quantity ot noses which Mr. Matthews bas bitten off and tbe number of eyes be bas gouged out in the course of his erratic career are said to be in calculable. Tbe treasury note and funding bill will pass the U. S. Senate, but not without some discussion. Several prominent Senators have stated tbeir intention to oppose the legal tendsr provision. SOUTHERN NEWS. The Richmond market reports of the sth inst. say:—"Heavy shipping tobacco still commands good prices, and h is, within the past two weeks, shown rather an upward tendency. This we think is mainly due to the vast quantity of money in the market seeking secure investment." * The Nashville Patriot says :—" We have already intimated the probability of Beaure. gard being assigned the chief command at Columbus, and we are now enabled to state authoritatively that -ouch is tbe fact." Tbe Nashville Patriot contains along card from Ben. McCullougb, addressed to tbe Richmond Whig, in which he abuses Gen. Price, accusing him of robbing the Louisi an a and Arkansas soldiers of tbeir share of the glory won in the battle of Springfield, in which the Louisiana regiment took Sigel's battery at tho point of the bayonet. The Confederate steamer Merrimac, at Norfolk, as altered, it is said, will not be likely to fulfil the expectations formed con cerning her. She is too heavily plated, and draws too much water. They are, h iwever, again altering her at the Norfolk navy yard, and expect to make her more efficient. The railroad line from Mobile along the Mobile and Ohio Railroad is finished. This completes the line between Mobile and New Orleans, via Jackson and Meridian. Gen. McClellan has issuad an order thank ing Lieut. Col. Burke and the men under his cmmand, for their servicas at Lee's House, near Occoquan bay, in the recent night attack there. DIED, On the 4th instant, at the Female Orphan Asy lum, in this citj, EMILY LYLES, in the ISth jem of her age. The deceased was recei red into the *' n'um when but 18 months old, and at once becuio a special object of the Matron's care and sympathies which her subsequent life in great measure requited by modest deportment, cheerful obedience, and affectionate watchfulness over the younger Orphans. MISCELLANEOUS. Location— First Building South of Post Offic. OFFICE HOURS AT ALEXANDRIA HEAD quarters will hereafter be from 10, A. M., to I,P. M. All persons having business with Brig. Gen. Montgomery, or Assistant Adjutant General Freese, will call between the hours named. Writ* ten communications only will receive attention before 10, A. M., and after 1, P. M. jan 10 tf FUR MUFF FOUND—A STONIfIiARTIN MUFF was takea by mistake in tha excite ment at St. Paul's Church, on Sunday morning. The owner will get it by applying at this office, feb 10—-3t LIBERTY RESTAURANT MR. JOHN W. RYAN begs leave to inform his friends and acquaintances, that he will be happy to see them at his new establishment. No. 85 Cameron street, next to the Theater, where they will always find him ready to wait upon fhem with all kinds of REFRESHMENTS, first-rale ALE, LAGBR BEER, Ac. feb s—tf THE ODEON, | CORNER OF KING AND HENRY STREETS, [Second Floor — Entrance on Henry Street.) THE PROPRIETORS hare leased the commo dious part ef the building in the above local ity, and have spared neither money nor time in ; making it one of the best, if not the best, PLACE OF AMUSEMENT IN THE CITY. ! The SALOON will be opened to :he public in ; general on Saturday, February Ist, at 4 o'clock, jp. m., and the public aro cordially invited to call. i T II E B A R will be supplied, at all times, with the choicest ■ ALES, CIGARS, and REFRESHMENTS; also, | superior NEW YORK LAGER BEER. | The proprietors will make it their duty to see ! that strict order is preserved, and visitors prompt | ly waited upon. | ENTERTAINMENT : From the celebrated Band of the SSth Regiment. I Pennsylvania Volunteers. @£f~ Come one; come all. Admittance, free. C. PRICE, HENRY BREMEN, I . J an _!___■ Proprietors. NOTICE. I" HAVE removed my Law Office over the stors j A. of Bryan A Adams, Agents, King street, jan 31—2w I. LOUIS KINZER. GBOCERIEST" B. H. GEMEHY'S FAMILY GROCERY, No. 19 Fairfax Street, UNDiOR GREEN'S HOTEL. _ _- Constantly on hand an assortment *f the best GROCERIES for the us* of families, jan 17 WATTLES Tco7 FAMILY GROCERS, NO. 176 KING STREET, Between Washington and Columbus Street* _ Keep on band and for sale the best au*l. j ties of FAMILY GROCERIES. jan Is JOHN T. COOKE, " ' CHEAP FAMILY GROCER, HAS CONSTANTLY on hand a large assort mont of FAMILY GROCERIES, consisttaa |of BACON, of all kinds; FLOUR br the barrel or smaller packages; BUCKWHEAT, CUR ! RANTS, RAISINS, PRUNES, FIGS, BAR*! : DINES, Ac, Ac, to which he invite- the attea- I tion of customers. j aa ThiTthird term in~tiie preseh* session of Miss ELLEN MARK'S SCHOOL. j will commence on the oth of February, when sert ' ral pupils in addition to the present number can ba reetired. The School Room is pleasaatlr sit uated at her residence, 214 King street.