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Arrival of the Edinburgh Departure of the Rebel Steamer, Nashville from Southampton The Tu4carora in JtrsuiL , ' New Yobk, Feb. 18. The steamer Edinburgh, Liverpool at midnight, the 3d. and Queenstown on the night p! the 4th of February,; arrived at noon he" rebel steamer Nashville, left Southampton on the 3d insL She passed the Federal gunboat Tuscarora toff Cowesj f where ' the latter was 'anchored. The Tuscarora steamed up to start in ehase of the Nashville, but the frigate Shannon was alongside to prevent her departure for twenty-four .hours. - The last seen of the Nashville he was steaming, down the chaunel .with all speed. . The brigantine Fanny Lewis, from Charleston, Jan., 1st, has arrived at Liverpool with cotton and rosin. . The London Morning Post renews - the report that the Archduke Maxirail- iianwill accept the throne of Mexico. ' LrvxxrooL, Feb. 4. Sales of cotton to-day 3,000 bales, Including 1,500 to peculators and exporters. Market alesed quiet and unchanged. ' '.. Advices "from Manchester are' un favorable.' Market for goods and yarns inactive. '' . Vienna, '4th. Austria will accept the throne of Mexico for the Archduke Ifaximillian, but will not cede Venetia in exchange. : - There is a monetary crisis at Venetia, and the Government has decreed a forced circulation of the new money. Disturbances have taken place at Verona and Mantua. c Breadstuff quiet and steady. Pro visions dull and generally easier. Bacon steady and unchanged. Produce trans Actions have been small; market gen erally steady. v . 4 ' Later from Fort Donelion. . , , Fort Donelson, Feb. 17. ": The great fire which was seen up the liver from this point last night, was the burning of the Tennessee Rolling Mills, four miles from here, by our gunboats. The works had been used by the rebels to, manufacture shot, shell and other materials of war, and wag an extensive onoero. t . ' V- Gkneral Grant has promulgated most ltripgent orders igainst plundering the inhabitants ; r.lso against stealing prop erty taken in battlo before surrender ing. ".sr r-V. -: . ' The rebels throw most of their mails into the river. Colonel Markeland, postal director, however, succeeded in stiiing a number . of mail-bags and ioras outside letters, supposed to con tain important information. - Lloyd's brigade, fearing they might taten, tnrew ail tneir arms, which were wlnnie rifles best kind into the river. ; The crews of the gunboats are soir engaged in fishing them out. Oar Army in Arkansas. -' - : - St. Louis, Feb. 19. - A special to the St. Lonis Democrat, dated Springfield, Mo., 18th.- says 44 Gen. Curtis has driven the rebel army beyond the Arkansas line. On Sunday night we were sixty-nine miles south of Springfield. -" " The Federal flag now floats in Ar kansas. : ' : ' Seteral skirmishes had taken place in the defiles of the mountains. We had six - wounded, and the enemy six teen killed and a large number wound ed - - ' - - -: We have bagged a large number of prisoners. '"'.- J!-A' messenger says we are only a short distance behind - Price s main body, and would chase him up the next morning. When twenty miles out the messenger heard heavy firing. ' ' "There is a great abundance of for age and provisions on the route except flour. A train of sugar and beans starts forward from here to night. Tie Rebel Prisoners Arrive to take tbe -, ..'- -oath. "-. Chicago, Feb. 10. A ipecisl to the Times dated Cairo, 18th, eays: ' '" V.. !"' . '. " Large numbers of rebel prisoners brought down yesterday belonged on the' Cumberland river, and as they passed their homes looked wistfully for some face of recognition. Many were tinder the impression they would be paroled, when they found that they were to be sent North they were ready to take any bath. . Two-thirds manifest a desire to return to their 'allegiance. Some acknowledged they - had been " humbugged in their present unfortun ate position.,., ... ; ... Six, thousand prisoners have aw ready arrived here,. and others will be brought down as soon as transportation can be procured. . ' ''.'- '. . ! A special to the Tribune, Fort Don elson ,10th, J says : " Two more regi ments were captured to-day east of the entrenchments, and a number of trbeps have come in, and delivered ihemjelresp. . .', Mi Jitarf Order for the Arrest ot ailssoarl rr..,. .. ,. Rebcls.- ' '.'.'' v-Toe following ; genera! order has bee A Issued: .-M .-. ,i ; :t "n v u ' : Omci Psotosi UAitsmAfc GkxcbA& . ' t v" ., ; . : Department of Miuouri, Feb. 17. j ; To ensnre. the peace .and welfare of loyal citizens in .WIS ieparnnent, u 13 ordered and enioined . upon all citizens tbat they . inform, the Provost Marshal General, or tho nearest loyal; Provost Harsh al, of the names and place of res idence of all persons who have been in arms atrainst the Unitea S:?ps, cr who iave actively aidd the rebeliiou bj word or deed, or who have been guilty of any of the offenses referred to in a circular issued from the; headquarters f the Major General commanding this department,. dated February 14th. . The foyal -Provost : Marshals will ihakV W mqwiry into' all such cases', and order tW arrest of any such as may be found la e'mn within the pro visions of said circorar, 'Any citizen who may eonceal or attempt-to shield any snch disloyal persons referred to in said circular, will be arrested and pun- 'ished.. (Signid, i .Jin.'- (i'TAKni I ProTOtt Marshal OentraL THE CASS COUNTY REPUBLICAN. W. EL. CAMPBELL, Editor & Pkopeuto. OFT1CIAL PAFEIX OF THE COUNTY. it Saturday Morning, Febrnary 22, 18C2. To Oar Reders Chaage of Pabllcatlon Dav. j Some thTee or four weeks since, we changed. the day of the publication of the Republican from Thursday to Sat urday., This .we did to accommodate a large number of subscribers living in the southern part of the county, and at the time we thought that by this ar rangement we should accommodate by far the largest number; but, having tried it, : we are satisfied that we are not only doing injustice to a large num ber of our readers, but a lasting pecu niary injury to ourself. By the present mail arrangements there ia but one mail a week from Lagrange to Pickets Cor ners, Little Prairie Ronde and so on North to Schoolcraft, leaving La- Grange every Friday morning, conse quently our paper is just a week old when it arrives at Pickets : Corn era and other places on the route.7 Byr pub lishing the paper on Thursday, our sub scribers . at those points receive them on Friday.. In consequence, wo have determined to again change the day of publication to Thursday, commencing with our next issue ; at the. same time asking the indulgence of our subscri bers in the southern ' portion of the county for a few mouths, as by the first of July nex t the mail arrangements will be such, that all will receive the paper the same week of publication. Another Glorious Victory. "Fort 'Donelson is ours," was the glorious announcement carried over the telegraph wires on Monday last, thrill ing every heart with joy, and calling forth the lond huzzas of freemen every where throughout the loyal North, and sending dismay to the . hearts of trai tors and their sneaking Northern sym pathizers. - ' A great victory has been achieved a victory that virtually seals the fate of the rebellion in Kentucky and Tennes see, as the inglorious retreat of Price does in Missouri. : r ;The arms of the Union are invinci ble now. The good old flag the em blem of the Union and. the shield of the Constitution is ; being restored in the regions where vile traitors have desecrated and. repudiated it, and its progress will now be onward till every inch of. American soil 6hall be under its protecting shadow, and every traitor shall quail at tbe sight of its sacred but fearful presence. ' . ' '. ' ', "? ' We h ave always had 'confidence in our government and military leaders, and ' we 1 are ' not disappointed ; they have proved themselves equal to: the emergency. ' We have only to wait for a few: more, battles, hard . fought and bloody they may be, for' the rebels, will fight with the desperation of .madmen, and the'eontest will be closed: Peace will again he restored' aud we' shall be strengthened and .made better by the ordeal through which we have passed. The United1 States 1 will no' loncer be regarded as, an experiment "by other nations ' but , will be honored, and re- spec ted by. all. '. ;;: I i; .'- ml b '' 'J Order of Politicar AninMfy. " , , .The Secretary of War h as issued an order granting an amnesty . to political prisoners,1 on the aground; that public safety no' lenger requires their incarcer ation, The T&rder, 'says':'Tlie Pres ident anxious .to favor, a'return to the normal course of the administration, os far as-regards faitii .and the public wel fare-will allow, directs that all political prisoners or state prisonerSj'nOwheld in military.cus.tqdy, be. released on their subscribing- a parole engaging-jthenl to renderno aid or comfort to enemies in hostility lo the United- Stated The Secretary of War will, howevcrm his disretiori, except from the effect, of this order anyperpons detained as spies in the service of the insurgSSts, tij fath ers ; whose, release : at . the' present mo ment may be deemed incompatible with the public aafety. To aU;persons who shall be released andshall keep their parple, the President grants an amnes ty for any ..past ffeucea.of treason or disloyalty which they may - have com mit ted. ' V E xtraord i ti a'ry ; arrests "will hereafter'be jnade nhier. tho diretioji of the military authorities alone.' Statistics or Slichlgan. The following staUment is coricfehsed from a volume of statistics of the State, com pifsd from the census and statistical returns, made to Congress up to June 1,.1860, and wnich jW authorized to ba published by thelegisfature fast March." ' The entire population on the first of June," 1860, was 5 751,110, of which 16,310: Averp' colored"; ."354, dea and dumb'; 2331; 338 insane. ' ) The first, county in point of . population is Wayne, which contains 75,284. .The whole number of families In the State is 146,200. The average' number of persons in each family is about five. v . The whole amount of real estate is valued at $262,785,750. The greatest number of acres of land under cultiva tion in any one county, is Oakland, which : numbers 306,789. The cost valuation of the farming lands of the State is estimated at $162,713,267. . The whole number of farms is 62,722 ; acres improved, 3,421,120; aores unimproved, 3,589,442. Oakland and Washtenaw have more land under cultivation than any other counties in the State. .: The whole number of horses, 127,551; milch cows, 180,441 ; working oxen, 62,055; other cattle, 240,428; sheep, 1 ,266,680 ; swine, 366,572. Total Value of live stock, $23,618,458. - The total amount i of wheat Taised was 8,171,988 bushels; rye, 525,716; Indian corn, 12,3?2,877; oats, 4,053, 528 ; barley, 302,951 ; buckwheat, 523- 687; potatoes, 5,258,628 ; wool (lbs,) 3,929,113; "valne of orchard products, $1,116,219 ; bntter (flbs.,) 15,468,047 ; cheese (lbs.,) -1,610,097; hay (tons,) 761,156; clover seed (bu.,) 50,079; maple sugar, $3,973,780, value of hom made manufactures, $144,758. 1 Calhoun County " raised the most Wheat,692,804 bushels; corn was raised in the largest quantities in Lenawee, 1,225,371 bushels ; Washtenaw takes tho lead in fruit, the value of her or chard products being much larger than any other county, amounting to $135,- 529. ; ... : 1 . : :. -. There were 309 flouring mills in the State, with a capital of $2,951,336 in vested. The total number of barrels of flour manufactured, 1,786,239, valued at $8,989,824. - Saw mills, 901 ; capital invested, $7,607,025; value of annual products, $6,871,769. Aggregate of capital invested in all kinds of manu factures, $35,308,590; value of annual products, $33,068,071. " The Contract Frauds. The Chicago Journal says that in consequence of the alleged corruptions which have been exposed by the Com mittee of Congress in the Quartermas ter and Commissary Departments in New York and Philadelphia, the Sec retary of War has determined that hereafter contracts will be given out in Washington. No " more private con tracts wjll be made, but everything will be advertised and awarded to the low est-bidder. The Secretary of War is determined to give this plan a fair trial. It is 6tated. that twenty-five thousand coats made in Philadelphia and New York for the army have just been con demned. Wo trust that Mr. Stanton will go on in his good work of reform. , The country goes with him, snstains him, and will remember him in gratitudel The past presents an abyss of horror. The fraud, the corruption, is of, such a startling ! character; that the country stands aghast. !, Let reform go on, let punisuineut oe. iuieu out, let w win Suffer.'.. ,i 7cii ..s-;. ij . . yr- , Evacuation ot Bowling Green." ' ' ' --- 1 Bowling green was occupied by the advance of Gen. Buell'a army, under Gen-Mitchell on Saturday.- The main body of the rebels had evidently evaca afed' that lace several days before; but their .fiear guard destroy ed the bridge oyer the. Big Barren .River,' on tbe west bank of which Bowling Green is 'situated, Jearly"yesterday morning. Wherethe rebel troops have gone is a matter of surmise.j.A portion , are. at Fort Donelson, while others have been doubtless sent to Nashville, Clarksville and Fast Tennessee: : .? "IV Ji 'Bwling .recn was being, v'eryelaV urately; fortified, and '.in ; withdrawing from there the rebels' have sacrificed the fruits f six months hard labor'. ' Opening oY tbe Ohio Railroad. Ji' Gen? LarideV made a fofiitrdi march Oii Thursday 'ntght of Jast Aveek. sur pricing ana .oreainf: np.uiej-iaoei camp at Blooming Gap killing thirteen cap turing seventeen commissioned officers and f orty-fi v ej 'pri vatesj.4 and' ' losin ' but two .ine'n'Vnd'six lrses Me led the attack , in f person; fat the bead of - the First iVirtiinia tCavalry l Thisi opens the 'fealtihiore and 010 Railroad to ..: 8-LThe Secretary, of the Navy has sent a "c6ngratuator letter to Commo dore Foote and : ione? Jo Commodore Goldsborough.. .The . officers ' and.nj'en underLtheir respective;. commands, afe also highly complimented for' their he roic achievements accomplished under extraordinary circumstances,' and after Wmbdinfnrgi,greatiap'd 'ajmosjijntfupey able difficaVtiesI ' " " FOHT D0!!ELS0:l TAKEN. Gens. Duekner and Johnston, with 15.- 000 Prisoners,,. Captured. .Floyd Escape.'' Our loss in the Battle 400 Killed and 800 Wounded. ' : -BATTCt-rilLO 'tis A E FOBT Do.VBLSOX. ; - v . '-,; ,. j v February 16, 1862.' JV. Fort Donelson surrendered at day light" this morning, unconditionally. We have Generals Buckncr, Johnston and Bushrod, 15,000 prisoners .and ii ti,n..nJ' 1 1- - r:n ' .l tin uiuaoitnui nviarsi a tiiutv auu Floyd; with their brigades, rart away on steamers without letting Bnckne'r know their intentions. Gen. Smith led the charge on the lower end of the works, and was first inside of the for tifications. The Fort Henry runaways were bagged here. The steamers are loading with prisoners for Cairo. Our loss is heavy, probably 400 killed and 800 wounded. Wo lose a large per centage of officers, among them Lieut. Colonels Erwin, of the 20th Illinois, White, of the 31st, and Smith of the 48th. Colonels John A. Logan, Lawler and Ransom are Wounded. Major Post, of tho 8th Illinois . with 200 privates, are prisoners, and have gone to Nashville, being taken the night be fore the surrender. .The enemy's loss is heavy but not so - large as ours, as they fought behind intrenchments. We should have taken them by storming on Saturday, if "our ammunition had not given out in the night. McCle rnahd'a division, Oglesbys Wallace's and McArthur's brigade suf fered terribly; they were composed of the 8th, 9th, 11th, 18th, 20th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 45th, 48th, and 49th,' Illinois. Gen. Lew 'Wallace, with' the 11th In diana, and 8th Missouri and some Ohio regiments participated.' . Taylor's,. Wil lard's, McAllister's, Schwartz's and Dresser's batteries were in : the fight from the commencement. The enemy turned our right for half an hour,but our lost ground was -more than re gained, j Lauman's brigade, of Smith's division, was first in the lower end of the enemy's works, which was done by a charge with bayonets. Nine-tenths of the rebels were pitted against our right. Oar forces on the right were ready all night to re-commence the at tack on Sunday morning, but they were met on their approach by a white flag, Buckner having sent, early in the morn-T ing, a dispatch to Gen. Grant surren dering. - ' ' ' ' : 1 Tbo works of the fort extend some 5 miles on the outside. The rebels lose some forty-eight field-pieces, seventeen heavy guns, twenty thousand stand of arms, besides large quantities of com missary stores." They are completely demoralized and have no confidence in their leaders, as they charge Pillow and Floyd with deserting them. 1 Our troops, from the investment of the fort on Wednesday, lay on their arms night and day, half of the time without provisions, all the time without tents; a portion in heavy rain and snow. . " Chicago, Feb. 17. ' A special dispatch from Fort Donel son to the Times savs that the forces were about equal in numbers, but the rebels had all the advantage of position, Wing . well fortified on two immense hills, with their fort near the river on a lower piece of ground. From the fort their intrenchments, rifle-pits and ahattis extended up the river behind the town of Dover. Their fortifica tions on the, land side, back from the river, were at least four miles in length. Their . water battcrv.in the centre of the ' fortifications,' where they came down to the river, mounted nine heavy iruns. . . The rebels were sure of success. , In any other cause, against less brave troops, they could easily have held the position against 100,000. The business of getting the different brigades in po sition, ' and attaching new arrivals to different commands, took up a greater portion of triday night. , At '.daylight Saturday, the enemy opened on the 18th Illinois, when all of 0;lesbv's brigade were soon engaged, which was soon followed by. Wallace's and Mc Arthur's brigades, the latter actincr under McClernand. ' As the position of the troops had been changed during the night, and Gen. ) Grant ''had been called away during the night to attend the gunboat movements all llie troops except tnose- auaeneu to juciiernancrs division, acted without anything except general orders, ' . . . ; . At the'sncfgeslion of Gen. McCler nand,' Gen. Wallace sent up'four regi ments " to .support' his division,' 'who Were, nearly out of ammunition:. Frorn the 'commencement until J.O o'lock'thp fighting was terrific." ' -.' 'V : ' " 1 , The troops on thc fright "were 'dis posed ,aJs follows: .McArthur's brigade "Ifext 0ilesbv!s brifrad'e 8tlu l3th. 2bth30th and Blstyiilinois 'SchVaft?: and Dresser's' battery'; ncxt.Wallaee ngacie'; iin, zuuj, oin ant oin nois jThese three brigades composed McClernandV' division and ' bore ; the brUnt Iqftho baitle. ' " ' j i j, . ,') ' ' It' was"' foiinci that the enemy ' were ooncenijaiing ineirmaiH ioroe vu iurn 'ourrisht.-which was done by: bur. men ceitinir ouf 'of ammunition. 'and iii the confusion 'of, getting; pp. reinforcements they retreated about' half a mile,, ' Ajs soon as the division .which had, stood their 1 'ground, so , Wi an f uilly ' for Ih r ee hoVi Ts'reti red the enemy occupied , the fieldVhenGen.1 Grant- ordered Geii. Smith to move1 forward his division and was displayed from' within the enemy's VritieiVchnierit8.,;''Ge'n. 'Gfarit tifieii sent woi-d t6; McOerpn'diahd )Vallace jthat Smitlr wa'svilhih' th'enemv's intVench'-; f y Wl 3 ?.'aHlttMi8S9iay,' an'a Bwmo uyiu i.TwgiraentSj. were ;xapijajy throw.n irrto position, and a company of Clncagp -iigltj artillery planted .;n the road". As" the.l!rebejs, .supposing; jive were oatbe.re'troat, came yejlyig.out J : & - i .1,1 J .i it oi ineir worKS inio iue roau, lueui CAgo.bpys poured, ahailstorm of grape arid cahister into their ranks, slaughter- Uag: dozens -of .them .Simultaneously !' - .'.' ''-: !'. j cJ. jwiin jniSpne min ry , pp.miflegva Jir. ing at will, and the rebels went pell storm the. enemy's t works, on theLeft. This order. was' obeyed with greatalac-i-ityV and soon' the . eheeVs 'of our 'dari ng soldiery we're heard,' arid' the old flag Incnts A'iid Ordentig thelrfdrces to rndys urwai-dr; and Wew aitkouiho rlffllt. One Ci'ilAr, W.'li;. Kri'aol melj back into their works. Our men advancedytaking possession of tho ground lost and a hill besides Fresh troops who had not been5 in action, were thrown forward, ahd 'as fthe shades "ot night drew on,, were in a Strong position, ready to participate in a simultaneous attack to -be made on Sunday morning. OglebyV,'WailaceV and McArthur's brigades did the hard est fighting and have suffered terribly. They "would undoubtedly have held thqir firjt position but for? failure r of ammunition unut oraerea to. storm.. The ammunition wagons were some distance 'off, "the hills preventing' their being moved ' rapidly.' ; S.me of our best officers and men have gone to their long home, and hardly a man went over the field after the battle who did not discover some comrade who hsd fallen. We lost three Lieut Colonels. At least one quarter of all the other of ficers were wounded or killed. During Saturday night, a contrac tion in all our lines was made for a sim ultaneous assault from every, point j and orders were given by Gen. Grant to take the enemy at the point of the bay onet. Every man was at his post, the 57th Illinois on extreme rifirht. At day light, an advance was made. When the full light of day broke forth white flags were seen hung in many places on the enemy's works, An officer at a convenient point was informed that they had stacked their arms, and sur rendered. Larly m the morning, the following pithy correspondence passed between the commander: , illADQUARTERS FoRT DoXELSOX, ) 1 : February 16, 1362. J Sin: In consideration of all the circumstances governing the present situation of affairs at this station, I pro pose to the. commanding officer of the Federal forces the appointment of a Commissioner to agree upon terms of capitulation of the forces at this post under my command. In that view 1 suggest an armistice until 12 o'clock to day. . , . . 1 am venr respectfully, your ob t scr't, (Signed, S. 11. BUCKNER, ; Brigadier-General, C S. A. To Brigadier-General U. S. Grant, commanding U. S. forces near Fort Donelson. 'Hkadquartmrs ix the Field, Fort Doxdlso.v. Feb. 16. 1862. f General S. B. Bickner: : . : - . : : . . .. -.. Sir: Yonrs of this date, proposing an armistice and the appointment of commissioners to settle terms of capit ulation is just received. : No terms ex cept unconditional, immediate surren der can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works. I am sir, very respectfully your ob t scrv't, . (Signed,) U.S. GRANT. Brigadier-General Commanding. - Headquarters, Dover, Tenn., ' 1 February 16. 1SC2 ) Brigadier-General, U. S, Government : . ' Sir: The distribution of forces under my command, incident to an un expected change of commanders, and the overwhelming force tinder 3'our commaildj'cotnpel me, notwithstanding the brilliant success of the Conk-derate arms, ycslerday, to accept the ungener ous, unchivalrous terms which you pro pose. ; ... 1 am, sir, 3-our obedient sei rant, (Signed,) S. B. BUCKNER. Brigadier-General, C. S. A. Our whole force were soon : in the j cneinv s works. llie rebel otneers gave up their swords. The bulk of the rebels were chagrined, as they had kuoivn of the surrender Ioni; before our men were apprised of it, as Pillow and Floyd had planned and executed their escape during the night, taking with them Floyd's brigade and a few favo rites, occupying what few small steam ers they had. At first the prisoners were loud in their denunciations of 'the run aways, but many of them acknowl edged the "hopelessness of thcircause, and intimated a willingness to take the oath of 1 allegiance and return to their homes. To a question put to an officer as to how - many "prisoners we had, he replied: "Yon have all out of 25,000 who were not killed and did not make their escape." It is impossible to get a list of the killed and wounded, as the killed have not all been brought in, aud are mixed 111 with the rebel' killed. As far as can he .ascertained, the fol lowing is the list of killed, aud wound ed : Eighth Illinois Capr. Wilson;Lieut. Thests, Lieutj Marsh, killed ; Captain Hannah, wounded. ' Ninth Illinois Wounded, Captains Robinson and Becker, and Lieutenants Fultoil and Leber; Capt. Shawj Lieuts. Boyce, Churchill, Kenyon, - Vohri and Duncan, and Orderly-Sergeant Bal leard. v -' r ! 1 Eleventh Illinois J. G. Park, Rich ard Woodward, Milton Boggs; James McCastlin, Simeon Sloan, Caleb Grif fith, E. Morris, all of Co. G, killed or wounded; Lieutenant-Colbnej Ransom, Captains Rose, . Andrew's ..and. McKee, Lieuts. Dean, .Wilcox,. Mnrray,,Black stone, and. Capt.-.. Carter, slightly Eighteenth Illinois lulled, Lient. Manseur, Capt. Craig, Sergeant Pashil; woundef,i:Col.'' Lawler,' in ' thea arm, Captain Lawler, Capt. 'Wils0n,'' Lieut. Toole. ' , ... Twentieth Illinois Killed .Lieut. Colonel Erwin ; .wounded, Capl Ken nand, Lieuts.. Archdeacon. and King. Thirtieth Illinois Killed,-, Adjutant Kirkpatrick.!.-! ..:' o:.;j :n .a Thirty-first -rt- Killed,iLieuL-Colonel White, Capt. Williamson wounded, Colonel Logan, ball through the should cr, Adjutant Capehnrt; Capts. McCook, Summernetd-Dr. McCook.3 ' Forty-l4ghth-KiIled,'Lieut.Colonel Smith. '' : ' ! '" Fortv-firstrr-Killed.iCaptainiTrne. The composition of til u rebel forces are as follows Tennessee 11 regiments,1 Missippi 8, Texas 1J Kentucky, Ar kansas 17 Virgirua l: onebattallion and cavalry tach from ,Alabairiai'Tennes seer'aWdMissrssippi.'' '' 7-" ' M . A Son of "Price Captiired. L wcbr.,:,; gAtiV Mo.!; Ft'b.' l 9. Brigadfcr:nOeViralJEdw son of Sterlingl'Price,"1 ;Ci)f fhillippsj Major Crojaano! Oapt, Crosby, were capinren ear., iy.acs.ayi .oaunclay uigni ana brought to this place. These prisoners were captured by CaptainSlubb.'Cottne Sthloa. They had some 500 . recruits 'jo "Price m charge, who had lust crossed the Osage tuver, but as C,t.,OtttUDs,na uui small force he did not follow thera. From St Lonls. Special Dipatd to the Chicago Tribune. St. Louis, February 17, 1862. .-Everything is absorbed by the newB of the fall , of Fort Donelson stores closed, people running aroUnd shaking hands, &c. ! 1 ' ;Tho .Union .Merchants Exchange was terribly" excited. Tlie newa was read publicly, after which the 'Star Spangled Banner," "Red White and Blue," and "Flag of the Union" were snngalj hands joining in the chorus. They'! then adjourned, and marched fifteen hundred strong, with a flag and music, in double' files, through the middle of the streets; -though ankle deep in the mud, to Gen. Ilalleek's headquarters. Three cheers for Gen. M.tlleek and Commodore Foote, were given, when Gen. Ilalleck appeared at tho window and made the follwiug speech : ' - ' ' -"Gentlemen: I am much obliged to you for tliis demonstration. When I came here I said that with your assistance the flag of the enemy should be driven ; from Missouri. ' It is now out of Kentucky, and will in a short time be out of Tennesee." More cheers were given, and the "Star Spangled Banner" repeated. . The streets are being decorated with flairs. - - . : Judge Holt, of Kentucky fairly cried for joy when he heard the news. tte? " Secretary Stanton has issued an order, directing that hereafter all ap plications for passes to go South .hall be made, to General Dix,at Baltimore, whohall. act npon his own discretion. The order also directs that all prisoners of war, and other persons imprisoned by authority, who slrall be released on parole, or exchange, shall report them selves to General Dix, and be subject to his direction failnre to comply with the order or to be taken as a forfeiture of the parole or exchange. -; Commuted. Gen. Ilalleck commu ted the sentence of the bridge burners in - Missouri, heretofore condemned to death, to close confinement in the Mili tary prison at Alton. Jle also says: "No further assessment will be levied or col lected from any one who will now take the ; prescribed oath of allegiance. Boards or Commissioners will be ap pointed to examine the cases of prison ers of war who apply to take the oath of allegiance, and on their recommen dation, orders will be issued from these headquarters for their release. Anothek Major General. Ethan Allen Hitchcock, a grandson of the pat riotic . Ethan Allen of old, was ap pointed a Major General on last Mon day, and has been confirmed. He was a Brigadier General in the Mexican War, and judging from his past life, will make a very efficient and active General. The indications now are that he will 'take the command of the Missouri Department, and Gen. Ilal leck be assigned the active command of the great southern expedition. The Tax Bills. The New York Commercial Advertiser learns from very high authority that the sub-com- miltee (Messrs. Morrili, Hooper and Horton) of. the House Committee of Ways and Means have nearly com pleted their labors and will probaby finish up this week. The excise and stamp bill are both complete. These gentleman have very diligently applied themselves to the creat work before theih, and when the bits are '.reported the public will see that they have in deed had a herculean task. Gen. Ilalleck has issued, a card of thanks to Geir. Hunter, in which he says : ; .'. '.; . ', .: '. , - .':. ''I To yon more than to any other man of this ' Department arc we indebted for our, success at Fort Donelson. Iu my strait for troops to reiuforce Gen. Grant I appealed to you. You respond ed nobly, : placing r ) our forces ' at my disposition. ; This enabled us to, win the victory. Receive my most heart felt thanks ", . .. U'.'. i i . i f..'.lt ' " ' ' . The Programme. The next move ment of the federal armies ot the West will -probably be an attack upon Clarksville,1 Tenn.j and upon Nashville. From the immense number of steam boats' chartered H is probable tha the Southern1 c'ountry is to be penetrated as far Adowii as. Florence,' Alabama. Great 'eycnts. are at liaiicl.';1 ! "'.i'.V-!' -.'COLDi WEATHER,; IK. MlNJfESOTA.'-- A' letter "frpra " Fillmore '.cQunty, ' in Minnesota, says that the 'cold in that region is greater than lias been known for five., years past. It ' frequently happens that the mercury in Fahren heit's therrooraeter stands aL39 0 below zero. ; .-1? r t J-r,: I'd r l"The Senate Committee on Com nierjce hafejan'ahimbris limiting the corapensatidn.of Collectors of the Customs, Surveyors, Navaljpffi qers, arid olh'er officer's employed withe collecUcnYof .dollars, including what is received from com missions,' forfeitures, penalties, fcc. - Y-. '. 'i 4i t 1O. SrAS;s, and proof -to -ca t at th4 Captaioo" 'i-ifi Gen. liurnside, at last account . y . ... r-. . ,. ' ' office and set tie for tbe same-,' wilteacbleare their was within thirty-five mUesof .Welden, mu taidoUar at ;Alwakd's -Book'SWeno i7 The Ricai01)(fJ?ywiir says the citi- for tberaccommodatioM' an'4t"hi " adrertiaement.- zeriSiof the latter place'were ri&tto--muW -! . . ' V'J Ilumblo aerrant, ing it; taking with th6m their negroes j .,CI(yp.l y, -yr-p.-iKL. ' and household goods. ' . Cotunfeas Evacaatedj An Immediate Advance of our Troops upon Memphis and Ifcio Orleans. J St. Louis, Feb. 20. Four steamers loaded with rebel troops have arrived here to-day from Fort Donelson, and PorJh"n.s Pf them are now on their way to Chicago. .! This evening's Democrat sayt that : From pnvatead vices received in this city to day the reported evacuation of Columbus is founded on fact. ' "Preparation will undoubtedly b made for on -immediate Fedefal attack upon Memphis and New Orleans." Latest from Savanoaa.-Uradaal Xdraoea ' upon the kitrU-Preparatioai to Cap ture it. -New Yoke, Feb. 10. The' gunboat Connecticut' has arrived from "Key West nnd Port Roy ah There were rumors that Savnanah would certainly be captnred in a few days.1' The Fed eralists had taken possession of Island' de Florian, in the Savannah river, and4 erected a battery by which communi-' cation was cut off between Savannah and Fort Pulaski. Our troops had aUo' captured a rebel " steamer of Tatnall's fleet. ", ' : ' - . Letter from Colonel Willcox to Senator Chandler. ' WAsniJTGTdJf, Feb. 15. . Senator chandler has received a let ter from Col. Willcox, who says that himself and other prisoners at Colum bus, S. C, are in good health, and their condition has been rendered comforta ble by the clothing received from the United States authorities. The first paper taken by the of ficers out of the pocket-book of the " special representative of' the New York Herald? now in Fort McHenry, was a pass admitting Dr. Ives at all hours, to the ,War Department,, signed George B; i McClelland Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Journal pronounces the above a whopping big falsehood, manufacture out of whole cloth.' , . c Senator Chandler. r The New York Tribune says: "Senator Chandler, to whom the nation is rapidly running up a great debt of gratitude for his fiery zeal and restless labor in behalf of the war, will introduce a resolution into the Senate, for . thfu expulsion of Mr. Powell, of-lentucky. . Gen. nALLEcs. Takes CoifMAKD. A special dispatch to the Chicago Tri bune &zys that Gen. Ilalleck left - St. Louis on the 19th to take the command of oiir army on the Cumberland, in re sponse to4he invitation of thirty thous and Illinois boys in the fi'eld. J' : -' : Death at the White Housk. President Lincoln's son William died at the White House on Thursday, aged 11 years. It is also said that the Presi dent's youngest son is so ill as to pre clude the probability of his recovery. Three days after the Kentucky Legislature assembled, Magoffin handed in his message a semi-treaonab1e document which gives' great dissatis faction. The Senate refused to print 1,000 copies ofiit. '.nitu.i Senator Wilson gave notice on Wednesday that, he would shortly in troduce a bill for the distribution i of prizes among 'soldiers' of the United States, who distinguish themselves in battle. y Secretary Stanton has issued' an order thanking General Lander for his energy . in driving the rebels out of ' that section of Virginia under his mil itary jurisdiction. ' ' . ''! lf l 1 l t$ Gen.. Grant was nominated a - Major General on Wednesday.' It ia -said that his1 rmininatTon rwill notba' confirmed until after. the official reports ' are received. ' ; ' ,Whisky selis at Beaufort and' Hilton Head at SI 8 per gallort; matches, . 25 cents per box ; sweet potatoes, 5 cents per dozen ; .butter, 75 cents per pound, arid b6 on.' : '.. -''.I Jl' " Unconditional Surrender,'1! was the answer of 1 Commodore Foo te at Fort Henry, and of Gen. Grant at Fort ' Donelson. So it? will be every where.' l"No compromise with traitors. Wise" 1 son "of .'"er-GoT. Wise of Virginia, atid oiie-bf the Edi- tors pf. the .RidimoBd killed at the battle of -Roanoke Island- .. J n . k ,r b tSfTA dispatch from Fortress Mon roe .'says' that Cbl.Cprcorarr and : 70o oilier prisoners havd been liberated and are hourly expected at Old PoinC tWV.oniXL waa'confiiyid as MftjorGeneral byrtheenale on Thofsday laslf rXr?; f"rTwenty car loads of prisoner! has arrived at Chicago. JtABKIED, . On ihje 2(ith iast., by Ke. S. H. H. V.ui H. U. Yun,ttbt ::: ,:A: CARD. pat rom todb rex akd too win. vattu bsttib, f tJstig-eBtkmcB-from omie, -fao -fad teani to vJf bW ok KucsdAjL nlgbt of tKii wicr while MJ were njojiog themelrts At m social ai ' Dlakt Htnie, rokagon, Feb. 1Mb, i:?."