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Sec. 5. All reports shall be signed
by the supervisor, or other officer or
person making the same,- and be veri
fied by his oath, to contain so far as he
. has been able to ascertain, the material
faeta and circumstances tending to
show the measure of relief required by
neb 'family or persons. All such" re
ports' sfiafl ba endorsed by the county
treasurer, with the date of receiving
the same, and be filed and preserved in
his office, and such Tcourity treasurer
shall procure at the expense of bis conn
ty, k book in which he shall register the
names of every person" so reported to
him, and theutnouiitof relief stated by
,'aoch report as required for each family,
and noting from time to time,, any
"changes shown by further report in ref
erence to thai particular family. Aud
the county treasurer shall pay no order
drawn, or given under this act, unless
the family or , person iu whose behalf
the same is given shall have been first
reported to hitn as aforesaid. -
Sbc 6. Such supervisor or other offi
cer, for the purpose of carrying OHt the
objects contemplated in this act, may
gire orders upon the county treasurer
of his county, payable only to the per-;
son, or order, who is for the time being
the head of the family to whom relief
is "afforded, but in no case to a greater!
sum per month, than shall be actually
necessary, taking into consideration the
number and pecuniary aud other cir
cumstances of the person or persons re
lieved ; which orders shall be paid out
of any moneys: appropriated for that
purpose. : ' ' . : ' ;
Sec. T. ' Sections four of said act
shall stand as section seven, and is here
by amended to read as follows : , .
Sec. 7. The board of supervisors are
hereby authorized to adopt and euforce
such rules and regulations not inconsis
tent with the provisions of this act as
shall secure prompt relief to - families
and persons, and to protect the same
against .impositions, and may modify
the amount of relief from, time to time
afforded by any supervisor or other offi
cer to any family or persons, as in their
judgment the particular case may re
quire, and as shall be just,and every
svpervisor and other officer shall be
governed thereafter by such modifica
tion in the amount- of relief or other
wise, and shall give no orders contrary
to the terms of any such modification,
nor shall" the county treasurer pay a
greater Amount of orders drawn by any
such , supervisor or officer r than that
fixed at any, time by the board of su
pervisors. ..' ; . - . .- . i
; Sec. 8. Section five of said act shall
stand as section eight, and read as fol
lows: ', : i . - .' - " ; '
Sec. '5. The relief hereby authorized
to be afforded, shall be and remain sep
arate from, and independent of the re
lief temporary or otherwise, afforded
to poor persons under existing laws. :
Sec 9. This act shall be . construed
to authorize the relief of families of all
volunteer, nori commissioned officers,
musicians and privates, enlisted from
this State arid actually, mustered into
the military or. naval service, of . the
United States. . , ,
v Liater From Europe. ' ; '
Arrival of the Jitra at Portland.
Mason and Slidett in England. No
Demonstration..-' - -'
; Portland, Feb. 1 1. The steamship
Jura, which left Liverpool on Thursday,
the 30th, and Londonderry the 31; ar
rived here at 11:45 tonight.
Mason ami. Slidell had , arrived at
Southampton, No popular demonstra
tion was made., The former, went to
London ; the.latter to Paris. v
It was rumored that the Government
had ordered the. Nashville to quit
Southampton, but had extended the
time of her departure, owing to danger
from the Tuscarora. It was also ru
mored that the. Government will, pro
hibit armed ships of either party re
maining twenty-four hours in any Brit
ish port' ' : . : .. ,
The following is tho Etna's report :
-Earl Russell, in a dispatch to Lord
Lyons, dated Jan. 23d says the Eng
lish Government differs; entirely from
Mr. Seward's conclusions whether the
persons taken from the Trent and their
supposed dispatches were contraband.
It was rumored that the vessel which
the Sumter, engaged off Algiers was
the Iroauois. . There, was no news of
either. , It was reported that the Tus
carora was about to quit Southampton.
The destination was kept secret, . '
The London Times, in a characteris
tic article, calls for something decisive
in America. It says unpleasant com
plications . must arise if the present
state of affairs ' continue much longer.
Napoleon opened the French Cham
bers on the 21th. He said : ; "The civil
war which desolates America has
greatly compromised our commercial
interests. So long, however, as the
rights of -neutrals arc - respected, we
must confine ourselves to expressing
wishes for an early termination of those
dissensions." : ' - ' -
The bourse is higher ; rentes if
France recommended ' to Home to
conciliate the Court of Turin. Anto-
jielli absolutely refused all terms.
'it ere were contradictory rumors of
the emerged French expedition to
Mexico. '''
The London Times remarks on Ma
f6fl and Slidell thai both will probably
keep quiet and await events that are
At hand.' . ..
Sales of cotton' for three' days', 23,
000 bales including 12,000 bales to
speculators and exporters.' . Market
firmer "with an advance of 3-4d. Ad
vises from Manchester favorable.
Paris, Jan. 30. The Moniteur ay
the dismission of MK Cameron gives
England great satisfaction. . ;' '
Loxdox, Jan. 30. Mason and Sli
have left for Paris. .' ' '
Madrid, Jan. 30. O'Donnell de
clares that France has made no separ
ate engagement with Spain. The
Spanish Government has no reason to
suppose that France intends' settling
the affairs of Mexico, without consider
ing the wish of the other powers. .
A telegram from Lisbon announces
further satisfactory news from Buenos
Ayres. Olrico's fleet was taken by the
Buenos Ayrians.
W. II; CAMPBELL, Eotto A Propehtok.
v DOWAGIAC: r '"
; 1 " ' ' . ': . r
Satardar Morning, February 15, 18G2.
The Treasury If ote Bill passed the Senate.
The Treasury Note bill legal ten
der included is as nearly a fixed fact
as could be desired. The Senate has
passed tho House' "bill, with a slight
amendment in the terras of funding
these notes for bonds, and the House
will probably concur in making the bill
a law.' - The vote in the Senate was un
expectedly large, considering 'how
much has been said about opposition
to the legal tender clause. . ;..:..
EdiT" There is no account, as yet, of
an attack on' Fort Donelson which was
being delayed, at last account?,' because
of the high water' and the difficult
locomotion. But our boys have pro-
ably overcome these obstacles, if within
the power of human efforts, and we
shall not have long to wait for the suc
cess of a plan which contemplates not
only the defeat but the capture of the
rebel garrison under Gen. Pillow.
Is he a Secessionist. . -Under
the above significant caption,
the Cassapolis Democrat of the 4th
inst, has a long article sustaining Sen
ator Jones and the other two Republi
cans who voted with the Democrats
against the ; resolutions passed at the
late session of the Legislature of this
State, in which it denounces the Reso
lutions and all their supporters, and
" calls upon the people to give those
" men elected as Republicans, credit,
" for riot allowing themselves to be ab
olition ized.'V -, . ',..
Now let us see precisely what it is
that Senator. Jones and the Democrat
are' opposed to, and wherein the res
olutions are tinctured with abolition
ism.. The first resolution is as follows:
IUclvtd, (the House concnmne.Y That Michi
gan, loyal to herself and to the Federal Govern
ment, re-affirms ber undying hostily to traitors,
her abiding lore of freedom, and her confidence in
the wisdom and partiotism of the national admin
istration. -
This resolution we of course do not
expect the Democrat to approve of, as
it is clearly evident to the most ordi -
comprehension that it. is part of the
democratic programme to create ficti
tious issues on the war . question, with
which to divide the loyal people, with
the sole intent of building, up a party
organization for themselves. The next
resolution commences! . ,
: Knotted (the House concurring), That the peo
ple of Michigan deem it the imperative duty of the
government to speedily put down tbe insurrection
against its authority and sovereignty by the use of
every constitutional means, and by the employment
of every energy it possesses.. . -.
Is the Democrat opposed to that?
Aye or no? The resolution proceeds :
That Michigan stands firm in her determination
to sustain, by men and treasure, the constitution
and the Union, and claims that the burthens of
loyal men should be lightened, as far as possible,
by confiscating to the largest: extent the property
of all insurrectionists, and that as between the in
stitution of slavery and the maintenance of the
Federal government, Michigan does not hesitate to
say that in such exigency slavery should be swept
from the land, and our country be maintained.
Here, then, - are . the resolutions
adopted. . We have not omitted a word.
Now will the Democrat tell us what
there is in them that would have V abo-
litionized Senator Jones and what
does the Democrat object to ? . What
portion is there tht any loyal man, be
he Democrat or Republican, .who loves
his country and is willing to have it
sustained could not cheerfully vote for ?
Is it the firm stand of Michigan " in
her deterrafoatfon ' to sustain ; by men
and treasure, the Constitution and the
Union," that Vae 'Democrat objects
to? : Or is it the claim " thai the bur
thens of loyal men should be lightened,-
as far as possible," that is obnoxious.
. Or is it the plain proposition, that if
the exigency, should arise when either
slavery or the. Federal Government
must go down, as between the two,
Michigan will maintain the Govern
ment. ; And in such event, are we to
understand .that Mr. Jones and the
editor are not in favor of maintaining
the country, if, slavery cannot also be
sustained. That is the question now.
Senator Jones in his vote has con
demned the resolutions, and if this con
demnation mean anything, it meaus
that it is wrong to express loyalty to the
Government, hostility to, traitors, love
of freedom, and confidence in the Ad
ministration ; wrong, to say - that it is
the dnJy of government to speedily and
energetically put down.the insurrection
by the ; nse of . every i constitutional
means ; wrong to affirm that Michigan
stands 'firm to the - Constitution and
Union ; wrong to asserv that the bur
dens of loyal men should be lightened
by confiscating the property of: rebels
in arms; and wrong to hint that the
integrity of the country is more sacred
than the institution of slavery.,.
ten; Burnside
Ambrose Everett Burns'ide - who
commands the expedition that has just
achieved the late glorious victory, was
bora at; Liberty, Union county, Ind.j
23d llay, 1824: At the age of eighteen
years he was entered at West Point)
and was graduated fifteenth in a class
of forty-seven members, in 1847. He
was brevettcd Second. Lieutenant in
the Second Artillery, , and was trans
ferred the next year to the Third Artil
lery. With this regiment he served in
the Mexican war. In 1849 he waV at
tached as a First Lieutenant to Captain
(now rebel General) Bragg's batterv,
and was engaged for three or four
years in frontier service in New Mexi
co. He afterwards served as Quarter-
master to the . Commission which sur
veyed the boundary line between the
United States and Mexico. - '. .
Lieutenant Burnside was next' sta
tioned at Fort Adams, Newport, and
while there he resigned his commission
for the purpose of devoting his atten
tion to the. manufacture of a breech
loading rifle of. his own invention, and
to3k up his residence at Bristol R. 1.
His ne w enterprise proving unfortunate,
he. went . to Chicago and entered the
office of the. Illinois Central Railroad
Company as Cashier of the Land De
partment, while George B. (now Gen.)
McClellan was General Superintendent,
and afterwards Yice:President of the
Company,' .. After holding the position
of Cashier two years, . Burnside . was
elected Treasurer of the Company, and
removed to New York. t While acting
in this capacity, soon after the outbreak
of the rebellion, he received a telegraph
dispatch from Governor Sprague, noti
fying him that the First Rhode Island
Regiment of one thousand men - was
raised, and asked him to take the com
mand. In. half an hour he left his of
fice and was on his way to Providence.
The regiment was one of the first that
went to Washington, and took part in
the engagement at Stone Bridge, Colo
nel Burnside acting as Brigadier-General
during the battle. His conduct on
that occasion commended him to the
attention of the. authorities at Wash
ington, and on the sixth of August he
was appointed Brigadier-General of
Volunteers.' General McClellan, who
knows his worth and military capacity,
selected him to command one of
the most important expeditions projec
ted since the commencement of the
war. . "" v
The Treasury Note Bill Passed.
The Treasury Note bill passed the
House on Friday of last week. It is
generally thought it will pass the Sen
ate. . The bill provides, for the issue of
$150,000,000 of Treasury notes, not
bearing interest, in bills of not less
tuan five dollars each, which notes are
made legal tender in payment of all
debts, public and private. It also au
thorizes the Secretary of the Treasury
to issue on the credit of the United
States coupon bonds, to an amount not
exceeding five hundred millions of dol
lars, bearing six per cent, interest, pay
able semi annually, in order to enable
him to fund the : treasury notes and
floating . debt of. the U. S. Messrs.
Beaman, Granger, Kellogg and Trow
bridge, of this State,- all voted for the
legal tender clause. On the final
passage, the vote stood 93 yeas; 59
nays. . It was a good day's work.
Ge2t. Ceittendex in Teouble.t
The Memphis Avalanche has a de
tailed account of treachery on the part
of General Crittenden, of the Southern
army, in endeavoring to transmit to the
Northern array papers revealing the
character of the rebel fortifications at
Mill Spring, the number of troops, the
amount of provisions on hand, &c.
The papers, it says, were entrusted to
a negro to deliver ; the negro was pur
sued and shot, and the papers recov
ered. It says also that Crittenden was
arrested and is now a prisoner. The
Nashville Gazette attributes the defeat
of the Confederates and the death of
Zollicoffer to the drunkenness of Crit
tenden, and alluding to an investiga
lion, says : " We shall, feel some little
astonishment if this investigation does
not connect with Crittenden's crime of
drunkenness the greater sins ot treason,
treachery and cowardice." .
- Springfield, Mo., Re-occnpied.
Arrival of General SigeVs Column on
Tuesday.- Gen. Jirice at ' Wilson's
Creek. . ., ;, . ' , .
Roixa, Ma, Feb. 13. A messenger
from Lebanon, just arrived, reports that
Sigel's division arrived at March field
on Tuesday at noon. " Price is reported
to have left Springfield, and is en
camped near the battle ground of Wil
son's Creek. . Gen. Sigel is no doubt
now in Springfield.
Batteries Planted to Attack Fort Donel-
' ' SOB. " r
. CiNcrNNATi, Feb. 11." A dispatch
to the Gazetted from Cairo, says Fed
eral officers from Fort Donelson; this
morning, report that Gert. Grant has
surrounded the Fort with seven batte
ries of artillery, and that the Fort .will
be 6helled or. surrounded. to-day ox to
morro wv There are 8,000 rebels in the
Fort' J'-; vjj- -
; Discredited. Tbe story that Gen.
Beauregard has gone to Kentucky at
the head of, 15,000 is not believed at
J Washington. . , .-.-
Capture ofMoanoke Island confirmed.
Rebel loss 300 Killed and 2,000 JPris
oners, i. '..'-'v " ' -4 -
r Fortress Monroe, Feb. ll. fey."a
flag of truce to-day ; we learn of the
complete success of the Burnside expe
dition at Roanoke Island. : The Island
Was taken possession of and Cora.
Linchs 'fleet completely . destroyed.
Elizabeth City was attacked on Sun
day, and evacuated by the inhabitants.
The city was preyiously burned, but
whether by our shells or the inhabitants
is not certain. i -- : 1 ' ' ' ::
The first news of the defeat arrived
at Norfolk on Sunday evening, and
caused great excitement; The previous
news was very satisfactory to them,
stating that the Yankees had been al
lowed to advance for, the purpose of
drawing them into a trap. .... .
Ihe rebel force on the island is sun-
posed to have oeen a little over 8,000
fighting men. Gen. Wise- was ill at
Nag's Head, and was not present dur-
ing lue enageniouu. ; ueii me situa
tion became dangerous he was removed
to Norfolk.' ' : '' '
All the Tebel gunboats but one were
taken, and that escaped up - a creek,
and was probably destroyed.- .vh
One report says that only, seventy:
and another that only twenty-five of
the Confederates escaped from the Is
land.; : Gen. Huaer . telejrraDhed ' to
Richmond that only fifty on the Island
escaped.- There appears, to : be no
bright side of the story for the rebels.
The Richmond 'Examiner of this morn
ing, in a leading editorial, says :
The loss of an entire armv on Roa
noke Island is certainly the most pain
ful event of the war. ; The intelligence
of yesterday, by telegraph, is fully con
firmed. 'Two thousand and five hun
dred brave troops on an' island 'in' the
sea were exposed to all the force of the
Burnside fleet They resisted with the
most determined courage, but when
15,000 ' Federal troops were landed
against them, retreat being cut off by
the surrounding elements, they Were
forced to surrender. - 1 his is a repeti
tion of the Hatteras affair on a large
The following dispatches on the sub
ject are taken from the Richmond pa
pers ot this morning :
Norfolk, Feb. 10. The latest news
states that Capt. O. Jennings, son of
Governor Wise, was shot through the
hip and disabled, though his wound is
not mortal.
. Major La wson and Lieut Miller were
mortally wounded. About 300 Con
federates were killed. The wounded
number over 1,000. The number of
Yankees wounded is about the same.
A late arrival this morning says that
Elizabeth City has been shelled and
burned by the Yankees, and that the
enemy was pushing on to Edenton. ,
Norfolk,. Feb. 10, A rumor has
prevailed that Com. Lynch's fleet of
gunboats has been captured. It is
not regarded as true, but is believed
that all were burned by the Confeder
ates to prevent their capture with the
exception of one, which was endeavor
ing to make its escape. The fleet went
to Elizabeth City from Roanoke Island,
and was probably burnt at the former
point. ..
, Norfolk, Feb. 10. A dispatch was
received at Richmond at . miduight,
stating as follows :
"A courier arrived here this after
noon at 4 o'clock, and brought the in
telligence that Elizabeth City was
burned by its inhabitants. During the
conflagration the Federals landed , a
large force. All our gunboats, except
ing one, were captured by the enemy.
Gen. Wise has not yet arrived at Nor
folk," .
The following, the very latest, we
copy from the Norfolk Day DooJc :
"A courier arrived here yesterday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, from whom we
gather the following information :
The enemy advanced; in full force
upon Elizabeth City yesterday about 7
o'clock, and began an attack upon that
place. The citizens, finding resistance
vain, evacuated the' place,, but before
doing so, set fire to the town, and when
our informant left it was still in flames.
We have also to record the capture by
the enemy of all our little fleet, except
the Fanny, or Forrest, our informant is
not certain which. This eluded the
enemy. She was . pursued, : however,
and fears are entertained that she was
captured. , . . v , j, ;
"It is said that before pur boats sur
rendered they' were abandoned, and
that their, crews succeeded "in making
their escape; if so, we are at a loss to
conjecture why the boats were hot fired
before they were abandoned. The dis
aster to our little fleet is attributable to
the fact, that having exhausted their
supply of coal -and ammunition, they
proceeded , to Elizabeth City for the
purpose of obtaining a supply. Every
effort was made to obtain coal, but
without success and the boats could
not, therefore, return to the Island and
lend any : assistance whatever to our
forces," . . n .- t
- "AH the details as published, with
reference to the capture of Roanoke
Island, are confirmed by the courier,
who represents our loss at 300 killed
and. wounded, and that of the enemy
at not less than ,1,000 killed. Great
havoc was made among, the. enemy.
While coming up the road leading to
the fort, our soldiers brought to bear
upon them two ' 32-pounders,' and " at
every fire their: wranks 1 were ; terribly
thinned. .The places of-the . fallen,
however," were quickly filled. t: The
Park Point Battery was manned by
the Richmond Blues,- and most nobly
did they defend it ; During the con
flict, k they were .attacked "by a whole
regiment of Zouaves, and though com:
pletely overpowered, they stood their
ground.' They did not yield a foot till
all but seven of them had fallen bleed
ing to the ground- x--- ' : - '
'There is good reason to believe that
had Colonel Henningsen, with his ar
tillery," been on Roanoke. Island," it
would not have been forced Jo surren
der. ;It is reported one regiment from
Massachusetts was badly cut up, btitit
is impossible to ascertain which of the
five it was that were attached to the
expedition." '
All the Southern papers, received to
day are unanimous in-admitting,, a
"complete victory for our troops, and in
saving the joss of the Island is'aTery
serious one. V I - . ' '- '- ; l'-
The news received to-day occasions
great excitement at Old Point. V
A-steamer, with official, dispatches
from Gen. Burjiside is hourly expected.
-The prisoners captured, numbering
at least 2,000, will be here, in a few
days ,'. .-. ' i.'h- i ?.
A flag of truce was sent to Craney
Island early this" morning," to ' inform
Gen. Huger that the prisoners of war
from Fort Warren have arrived.
The rebel steamer West Point came
out from Norfolk, and , the prisoners
were transferred. ; They , numbered
four captains, three first lieutenants,
six second lieutenants, two third lieu
tenants, and 384 privates and colored
servants. . They were taken to Hatteras
and Santa Rosa, and are the last of the
prisoners of war at Fort -Warren, ex
cept Cora. 'Barron'. ' ' ' . ": ':;- '..I'7"
' (Special Dispatch to the Chicago T-rihane'.y '
Interesting Account of the Uanboat Visit
. up the River to Alabama. The People
Hail the Old" Flag as a Deliverer. . .
iv1'5- iFoRt IIexrt, Tenn., Feb. 10, 18Gl' ) .
; (- , . 5 .. . r-t. ,Yia Cairo, midnight, 11th. )
,-.The gunboats Lexington, Conestoga
and Taylor, which went np the river
immediately after the sarrender of
Fort Henry; have returned. ' After the
taking of the Fort, they gave chase to
the rebel steamer Dunbar, Reaching
the bridge of the Memphis, Clarksville
and Louisville railroad, which crosses
this river 23 mile9 above, our boats set
fire to a portion of it, took a quantity
of stores, fcc, and passed on in chase
of. the Dunbar, but did not overtake
her. It is supposed she escaped . by
running np some creek in the night.
Our gunboats' went as far as Flor
ence, Alabama, the head of. navigation
for large steamers, being abbut SSO
milesl from . Paducah. Everywhere
along the river they were received with
astonishing welcomo by the numerous
Union families in Southern Tennessee
and northern Alabama, and at the little
towns along the river the old flag was
looked upon as a redeemer, and hailed
with shouts of joy, as an earnest to
show that the sentiment was genuine.
Capt. Gvin of the Taylor recruited
thirty men for service on the gunboats,
and says he can get as many more re
cruits as would man the whole fleet
These people have suffered much from
the oppression heaped upon them by
the. villainous usurpations of these reb:
el vandals. , . ; . ;
There are now in Tennessee, Missis
sippi and Alabama, through all of
which States our gunboats have now
passed, better Union men by half than
generally aro found along the Ohio
river. Many of the people at Fiorence
were so delighted at finding the Stars
and Stripes once more their protection,
that they proposed to give a ball to the
officers of the guuboats! but as they
were under orders, they could not re
main to accept their courtesies. Wher
ever our boats landed, the people, after
the first fright, and when they became
assured that the gunboats did not come
to destroy, but to save, seemed to have
no means too extravagant to express
their delight and joy. '
. The rebels burnt all the steamers ?n
the river they could find. ; Among
those burned are the steamers .Lynn
Boyd, Sam Orr, Smith, Time, Sam
Kirkman, Appleton and Belle. Our
gunboats captured three of their steam
ers, One of which, the Eastport, was
being built for a gunboat, and not quite
finished. The rebels tried to scuttle
her, but had not time enough to suc
ceed. She was "taken at ' Savannah,
Tenn., and had on board a large quan
tity of plate-iron for her completion.
Capt. Gwin says she will make a splen
did gunboat, and has the advantage of
speed. The other boats taken were
named Sally Woods and the Mascle,
the latter being loaded with lumber
some 5,000 feet. - . : ) v
An'encampraentof sonie 600 men under
Col. Crews,which was recruiting a short
distance back of the town of Savannah,
learning of our gunboats having passed
np to Florence, immediately dispersed
Our officers not being aware of the ex
istence of this encampment when pass
ing np, stopped there on their return,
and Capt. Gwin, with 160 men, detach
ments from the three gunboats, accom
panied by Lieutenant Conday Shirk,
with an other officer, marched out to the
encampment which, finding abandoned,
they set fire to. ' They captured a large
quantity of Quartermaster's and Com
missary stores, and 180 stand of arms.
The provisions were distributed among
the destitute Union men, as was done
at several other : points where commis
sary stores were taken. - ' ,
Calioos aro worth one dollar per
yard, and whisky . $2,50 . per quart.
There is considerable . suffering among
the population. -: :
Upon the next -visit of the gunboats
they will take on more recruits for oth
er, boats. One boat goes up the river
this morning. , j . ;
A Fabrication. " Little Eddie, the
Drummer.'Ms the title of a very pathetic
story going the rounds, of the. press
and "purporting to narrate the untimely
death of a juvenile hero at the battle
of : Wilson's ' Creek. We arc assured
by a gentleman, connected with ; the
Iowa lstj to which regiment " Little
Eddie," is said to have belonged, that
the whole story is a fabrication from
beginning- to end. It originated with
a correspondent pf the ;Chica'go, Tri
fame and is charmingly; romantic, but
like most of" tho matter in that paper,
wholly' devoid of truth. Ioxca State
Dress. - ';': -;
r The 'President has approved
the bill authorizing the Secretary pf the
Interior to .strike from the pension rolls
the names of. all such persous as havb
or may hereafter take up arms against
the Government of the United States,
or.'wjio have in any manner encouraged
the rebels or manifested nny sympathy
with their cause;- - (
The Capture of Fort Henry
Official , Deport of the Battle. Con
gratulations of Stanton and Mc
Cleltdn. ;'.
' l CiNcrxxATi, Feb. 7.
? The Gazette1 and: Commercial's
Caifocorrespondent gives the following
account of the bombardment and cap
ture of Fort Henry : r
-Yesterday, at 12:30 P it the gun
boats Cincinnati, St. Louis, Carondolet
and Essex, the Tyler, Conestoga and
Lexington bringing up the rear, ad
vanced boldly against the rebel works,
going to the right of Painter Creek Is
land, immediately above which, on the
east jrshore of the river, stands the for
tifications, and keeping out of range
till at the head of the Island, and within
a mile of the enemy. Passing the Ia
I:tnd in full view of the .rebel guns, we
steadily advanced, every man at his
quarters. Every car was strained to
catch the fll officer's signal gun for
commencement of action. . Our line of
battle was on the left, St. Louis next,
Carondolet next, the Cincinnati, for the
time being the flag ship, having on
board flag officer A. II. Foote, and next
the Essex. - We advanced on line', the
Cincinnati being a boat's length ahecd,
when, at 12:30 the Cincinnati opened
the ball and immediately the three ac
companying boats followed suit.' -
The enemy not ; backward gave an
admirable response, and the fight raged
furiously for half nn hour. ' Wc stead
ily advanced, receiving and returning
storms of shot and shell. On getting
within three hundred yards of the ene
my's works we came to a stand and
poured into them Tight and left.' In
the meantime the Essex had been dis
disabled and drifted away from tho
scene of action, leaving the Cincinnati,
Carondolet, and St. Louis alono ' en
gaged. At precisely forty minutes past
one the enemy struck his colors, and
such cheering, suuh wild excitement as
seized the throats, arms aud caps of
the four or five - hundred sailors of the
gunboats can bo imagined. After the
surrender, which was made to Flag Of
ficer Foote by Gen. Lloyd Tilghraan,
who defended his fort in the most de
termined manner, we found the rebel
infantry encamped outside the - fort,
numbering four or five thousand, had
cut and run, leaving the rebel artillery
company in command .of the fort to
their fate. - The fort mounted seventeen
guns, mostly 32 and 24 pounders, oiie
being a magnificent 10 inch Columbiad.
Our shots dismantled two of their guns
driving the enemy from the embrasures.
One of their rifled 32'ponnders burst
during the engagement, wounding one
of their gunners. The rebels claim to
have had but eleven effective guns,
worked by fifty-four men the number
all told of our prisoners. They lost
five killed and ten badly wounded.
The infantry left everything in their
flight and a vast deal of plunder has
fallen into our hands, including a large
and valuable quantity of ordnnnce
stores. Gen. Tilghman is'disheartcned,
and thinks it one of the most- damag
ing blows of the war.
In surrendering to Flag-OflicerFooto
the rebel General said, I am glad to
surrender to so gallant an officer."
Flag Officer Foote replied : " You do
perfectly right, sir, in surrendering, but
you should have' blown my, boats out
of the water before I would have sur
rendered to you." In the engagement
the Cincinnati was in the lead, and fly
ing the flag officer's pennant, was the
chief mark. Flag officer Foolo and
Cant. Steiiibel crowded her defiantly
into the teeth of the enemy's guns.
She received thirty-one shot?, some of
them going completely through her.
The Essex was badly crippled. : When
about half through the fight, and crowd
ing against tho enemy, a ball went
through her port side, forward port,
through a heavy bulkhead, and square
ly through one of her boilers, the escap
ing steam scalding and killing several
of her crew. Capt. Porter, his Aid,
S. II. Uritlon, and Paymaster Lewis
were standing in direct line of the pass
ing balls ; Britton . being in the centre
of the group, a shot struck him on the
top of his head, scattering .his brains
in every direction -The escaping steam
went into the pilot honse and instantly
killed Ford, and McBride, the pilots.
Many of the sailors at the rush of the
steam jumped overboard and .were
drowned. .. The Cincinnati had one
killed and six wounded ; the Essex had
six seamen killed, and two officers and
seventeen men wounded, and five mis
sing. No casualities occurred on board
the St. Louis or Carondelet, though the
shot and shell fclLupbn them like, rain.
The!, St. Louis .- was? commanded by
Capt. Leonard' Pauldinc:,! who stood
upon the gun-deck and fought the guns
to t lie- last. JNot a man .flinched, and
with cheerj, upon cheer, sent shot and
shell among the. enemy. ; y.i:. ,
' Secretary .Welles has received the
following dispatch : . . . ; ; ; - I .
U. S. FtAO Ship Cixci.v.vati, orr Ft. Hexrt :
: ' .,TrenssB Bitrb, Feb. n; 1862. f :
The gunboats under; my command
the Essex, Com. Porter ; the Caronde
let, '.Com.. -Walker ; the Cincinnati
Com. Strubel ; the St. Louis, Lieut
commandmg Paulding ; the Conestoga,
Phelps ; the Tyler, Lieut, commanding
Givern, and the Lexington, Lieut, com
manding Shock,; after a Severe and
rapid fire of an hour and a'qnarter
havcf captured Fort; Henry and taken
Geu. Lloyd Tilghman and his staff and
sixty men as prisoners. ; , The surrender
was unconditional, as we kept an open
fire upon the enemy until their flag was
struck. In half an hour after the stir
surrender J landed the Fort and Pris
oners oyer to Gen. Grant commanding
the army ; on his arrival at.- the ort in
force ..:-;.
. The' Essex had a shot in her boiler
after fiirh tins effectively for two-thirds
cf the action and was obliged to drop
down the driver.; I hear that some of
her men were scalded to death includ
ing the two pilots- .'She with the other
crnnboats, officers ana men. foucrht with
great gallantry. The - Cincinnati rc.
ceived thirty-one shots and had" one
man, killed and eight wounded two
seriously.; The. fort, w;tn twenty guns
and seventeen mortars, was; defended
by Gen.. Tilghman with the most de.
termined gallantry. I will write as
soon i as: possible 1 ha,vc sent Lieut.
" ' 1 J
Commandinir Phillips and three erun-
boats up after the rebel gunboats.. .
Signed,) , A- 11. FOOTE, Fla Officer.
'., -. 7 : 1. St. Louis, Feb. 10. -The
following telegram has been re
ceived at Headquarters : '
" Washikgtoh, Feb. 8. To Major
General Dalleck . Your energy and
ability receives the strongest commen
dation of this Department. Yon hir
my perfect confidence, and you may
rely upon my utmost support in vor
undertaking. The pressure of my enV
gagements have prevented me from
writing, but 1 will do so fully in a day
or two. . , - . ,
(Sr?ned,) ; EDWIN L STANTOX,
, ; Secretary of War.
Also, the following : . . :
- " To Major Gen. Hallech Thank'
Grant, Flag Officer Foote and their
commands lor me. ' , . '
Commander -ia-Cbief.
. The Rebels in Extretaityv
From The Richmond Enquirer.
McClellan is moving his lesions, ancf
probably in earnest. - Are we ready
The war drum should sound through-''
out our confederacy.- .
Trie war spirit must be revived. Wff
want war speeches at our court houses
and cross roads. . Our people should
rouse up and organize as one man, and
prepare for the most determined war.'
See ye not the circle of fire that is unit-'
ing around you? Hear ye not the'
tramp of the enemy's advancing lines,
and .the rush of coming steps? The
shock of tremendous strife is upon us.
As a free and independent people, we
have either to conquer or to die, and
are resolved not to die. l he time is
come when every one who has the
spirit of a man must show it. -
Fronf the Memphis Appeal. .
It were foolhardy and unwise to con
ceal the fact that the prof oundest states
men in the confederacy entertain great
apprehensions on the subject of re-enlistment,
involving results, as we be
lieve; pregnant with weal or woe to tho
republic. We would be recreant to our
duty as a candid and 'out-spoken jour
nal were we to fail to expose the peril
of the future connected with this mat
ter, which must be avoided by tho
combined wisdom of public legislation
and patriotism of the people.
From the Ferisacola Correspondence of the V
Mobile Advertiier.
" The First Alabama Regiment was
the very first regiment in the confeder
ate service, and the first in the .field.
It is, therefore, the first of the twelve
months troops to go out. Great ef
forts have been made to induce the gal
lant l1 irst Alabama to re-enhut. They
were poorly successful, except the last
one, a tew days ago, which has been
partially successful. It seems as if it
would break Gen. 13ragg s heart to part
with the First Alabama." - -
Their doom is close upon them.
Ihey see it. it is. inevitable. J he
old assurance has departed.. Bravado
has had its day. Hrag goes to the wall. ,
There is an end to sham of every sort.
The dread reality cannot longer be
mocked. An inexorable, terrible ne
cessity will, at length, have things dealt
with as -they are. How to deal with
them whether to rush headlong upon
fate with frantic desperation, or sink
supinely in blank despair that alone
is the question now. Other alternative
there is none. '.''. . .
Three causes combine to seal their
their ruin : First, the closing folds of
the great federal rcordon; second the
dissolution of their own forces ) third,
the established purpose of the Euro
pean powers to give no aid.
McClellan s plans are no . longer a
mystery to the rebels His long inac
tion, which they, in their vainglory, at
tributed, to fear, they have now dis
covered to have been only the prepar
atory for a crushing process all the
more resistless, and fatal. They find.
themselves beleagurcd on all sides, and
know not whither to turn. To nse the
expressive language of the Richmond
Examiner, " a circle of. fire is uniting
around them. Six hundred thousand
brave, well-drilled, thoroughly equip-
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termined to vindicate their old flag and
save the republic, are moving in upon
them from the north, from the south,
from the east, and from the west, with
a colossal power which it would be im
possible for. them to withstand even
with their, utmost strength,
i But even the insufficient strength
which they have is about to be greatly
reduced. . Probably nine tenths of their
army enlisted for a single twelvemonth
only; and that' term is fast expiring.
Re-enlistments on any large scale will
not De realized. The action ot the
" gallant ' irst Alabama, as quoted
above,', will, in all J probability, : be tho
action of every, regiment. They will
go home when , no longer bound to
serve. ; Not that .they, have become
loyal ; we have no right to presume
that; but want of pay, continued hard
ship, hope deferred, home-sickness, tell
even upon" the best of soldiers engaged
in the best of causes. - Every one fa
miliar with our - revolutionary .war
knows how often Washington was re-.
duced : to the sorest straits by the re--tirement,
even at critical junctures, off
portions of his army whose term was
out, and whom no exortations could pre-,
vait upon to re-enlist To ascribe a !-.
tier spirit of self-sacrifice to the follow
ers of Jeff. Davis is to libel American
nature. Revolutionary zeal among the:
masses nas aiways Deen proveroially-
short livpd - Tt is CAST tn truth ar lo....
J -w... H.1.IJJS,
army in the hot glow of the first ex- -citement.
'But to keep up the army
has alwavs been th rnV Tn,o liarH -
privations and rigid restraints and pain
ful sufferings ; of camp and campaign
life i are apt to ' quickly chill the first
ardor ; and when an honorable oppor
tunity comes to get clear again, it is.
mnet lil-elir - K nco1 Tlia.QK&ltil
ers made a great mistake in making the
terra of enlistment so brief only one
mira me ieaerai period. .1 hey. reck
oned, undoubtedly . upon , the quick;
eomiilelinn fif thA war. . Rut Ihpv liiva.
fouml that, at the time when thcy.snp-.
posea they . would i be masters. of, the
field tho government is just beginning,
to fight. ..They find their men. turning;
their faces homeward iust as our men
are girding themselves to advance.. :
makes their case, hopeless before. mor
hopeless yet Worldx
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