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J. T. MUSRSi IMAN, K(litoi\
A bill is nerulimr before the Virginia, Loc.is
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laturo to suppress gambling. It passed the
Senate last Saturday?35 aves to 4 noes?and
it is expected that the House of Delegates will
likewise pass it.
The Richmond Enquirer does not regard the
bill as severe enough, but, nevertheless, supports
it readily. It gives the following view
into the interior of a gambling establishment:
It may not be known that thefe is said to
be a gambling house in Richmond divided into
the House of Lords and the House of Comm
mons. Into the former only invited guests are
admitted?men known to have the handling
of large sums of money?such as quartermasters,
commissaries, the clerks of large mercantile
establishments, planters, ifcc, ?fcc. These
Lords of the Brass Key admit themselves by a
particular door, which moves only to the open
sesame of some man whose official position, is one
of great pecuniary responsibility. The House
of Commons is for a larger but not so select
body?members of Congress and Legislature,
officers and privates of the army and navy,
men generally of reduced means.
The entertainments in these two chambers
differ as much as the pecuniary respectability
of their guests demands*. The House of Lords
spreads all the luxuries and dainties that can
? tempt the palate of the most fastidious thief
that ever stole money from Ins employers.
Ilere arc to he found the wines of Burgundy
and France, the fruits of the Tropics, all the
expensive dishes of a Paris restaurant. For the
House of Lords the precarious trade of the
blockade incurs all its dangers, sure of finding
remuneration and profit. In the House of
Commons Confederate dishes and liquors are
spread, but the most excellent of these kinds
are there to be enjoyed?even amidst all the
apparent waste of money there is a degree of
economy practised worthy of better employment.
The refuse dishes of the Lords are
spread the next day for the Commons, and it
is no uncommon spectacle to see a member of
Congress or Legislature, or other gentleman,
regaling himself upon the cast off dish which
a quartermaster or commissary refused the day
<*oo<l from Lce'N Army.
Ciordan!-yillk, Oct. 10.?A severe battle is
reported to have taken place last "Wednesday
near Catlctt's Station. The enemy retreated
^ towards the Occoquan, where 10,000 of Sedgwick's
corps were suddenly attacked by our
forces. Three thousand of the enemy were
*?antiiiv>d Mo farther naif innlnrs. Sovoiitv
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tive prisoners were brought in last night, taken
at Stephen's Springs. Small squads of the
enemy are frequently picked up in the country
recently occupied by them.
Saving the Tenth.?The Staunton (Va.)
Vindicator relates a story of a farmer near that
town, who being desirous of paying the Government
the tenth of some oats he was then
hauling, told his servant to haul nine loads to
tho barn and bring the tenth load to town to
the Quartermaster, as he had to pay that load
to the Governcrnmcnt. Upon returning to his
place a few days after, he inquired of the boy
if he had delivered the tenth load to the Quartermaster
? "No massa," said the trusty fellow,
with the air of a man who had accomplished
a great feat, "the Government don't
git nufin?for dar war'nt no tenf load. I done ,
cram it all in nine.''
Address off President I>;?vi* to ll?e Army
ol"Fcmaesse<>. I
The President, in leaving the Army of Tennessee,
issued the following address to the
troops, which was received with the greatest ' j
enthusiasm : |
Headquarters Army ok Tennessee, | j
Octoher 14, 18G3. ] | i
Sold tern: A grateful countrv has recognized i
your arduous service, and rejoiced over Vonr ' i
glorious victory on the field of Chickamauga. j
When your countrymen shall more fully learn ^ ?
the adverse circumstances under which you | j
attacked the enemy, though they cannot be j ]
more thankful?they may admire more the j
gallantry and patriotic devotion which secured !.
your success. Representatives of every State j
in the Confederacy, your steps have been followed
with affectionate solicitude by friends in ,
every part of the Confederacv. Defenders of
the heart of our territory, \our movements ,
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have been the object of intensest anxiety. Tlic ^
hopes of our cause greatly depend upon you? t
and happy it is that all can securely rely upon (
your achieving whatever, under the blessing of ^
Providence, human power can effect. Though j
yon have done much, very much yet remains *
to he done. Behind you is a people providing r
for your support and depending on you for j j
protection. Before you is a country devastated
by your ruthless invader, where gentle .
woman, feeble age and helpless infancy have j
been subjected to outrages without parallel in j
the warfare of civilized nations. j j
With eager eyes they watch for your com- s
ingto their deliverance, and the homelessrcfu- ,
gee pines for the hour when your victorious j
arms shall restore his familv to the'shelter
from which they have been driven. Forced to
take up arms to vindicate the political rights, j j
the freedom, equally, and State sovereignty,
which were the heritage purchased by the ^
blood of your revolutionary sires, you have but ,
the alternative or slavish submission to despot- j
ic usurpation, or the independence which vigorons,
united, persistant effort will secure. All h
which fires the manly breast, nerves the pa- j
triot, and exalts the hero, is presented to stim- t
ulate and sustain you. Nobly have you re- j
deemed the pledges given in the name of free- j (
dom, to llie memory of your ancestors, and ^
the rights of your posterity.
That you may complete the mission to j
winch you arc devoted, will require of you
such exertion in the future as you have made
in the past; continuance in the patient endurance
of toil and danger, and that self-denial j ^
which rejects every consideration at variance j r
with the public service, as unworthy of the ho-1 v
ly cause in which you arc engaged.
When the war ahull have ended, the high- u
est meed of praise Will be due, and probably 1
given, to him wh<f has claimed least for him- h
self in proportion to the service he has reader- t
ed, and the bitterest self reproach which mav (
hcicafter haunt the memory of any .one, will h
be to him wTio has allowed sellidi aspiration to ! d
prevail over a desire lor the public good. I s
United as you are in a common destiny,' (
obedience and cordial co-operation arc cssen- j c
tially necessary, and there is no higher duty j v
than that, which requires each to render to all fi
what is due to their station. lie who sows p
the seeds of discontent and distrust prepares
for the harvest of slaughter and defeat.
To zeal you have added gallantry, to gal- P
lantry energy, to energy fortitude. Crown c
these with harmony, due subordination, and p
chcertifl support of lawful authority, that the t
measure of your duty may be full. I fervently a
hope that the ferocious war so unjustly waged h
against our country may soon end; that with tl
the blessing of peace you may be restored to a
your homes and the useful pursuits; and T it
pray that our Heavenly Father may cover t<
you with the shield of His protection in the y
hours of battle, and endow you with the virtues I
which will close your trials in victory com- d
pletc. d
(Signed) . Jefferson Davis. c
[Official:] George Win. Brent, A. A. G. tl
Tax in Kind.
Duplin, N. C., October 10, 1803. |
Messrs. Fallon A; Price :?The question as j
lo whether the (commonly culled) Tithe Law
passed by Congress, required the producer to
furnish a tenth of his grain and potatoes; and
then a tenth of the pork made from those articles,
has been frequently discuscd among my
friends, and I took the liberty to write for
construction of the law. Bv yesterday'a mail
I received the reply ; and supposing your readers
might be pleased to seethe answer, I send
it to your office for communication to your
patrons, if you think it right.
Very respectfully, Arc.,
Office of the Commissioner of Taxes, )
Richmond, Oct. 2, 1863. )
Tere Pearsally Kenansvllle N. C :
Silt:?Your letter of the 28th ult., to the
iddrcss of the Attorney-General, has been reerred
to this Bureau, for the reason that he is
lot authorized to give an opinion upon the
pieslions submitted. By Section II, of the !
ax act, each farmer and planter of the Con- j
ederate States is required to pay one-tenth of
lie products enumerated therein, save certain
escrvatiohs, to the Government. This tax is
mposcd on all, whether gathered or not, exsept
hay and fodder, which must first he citrcdi
md peas, beans and ground peas, which must
irst bo gathered. It therefore follows, that, if
i farmer gathers none of the latter, but turns
lis hogs into the field, and the crop is co:ilimed
in that way, then, as none has ben gathred,
there will be no tax. So, then, the tithe
s only required upon the hog and fodder cam/,
md the peas, beans and ground peas gathered
?these arc all the exceptions. If a man turns
logs on his potatoes, corn, Arc, he must sav*mough
of each to pay the tithe upon the
vhole. This is the law, and it is bv that we
mist all be governed. By Section 12, the
armer, planter, or grazier is required to pay
me tcnih of his pork?that is, of all the hogs
laughtered, in bacon as an equivalent for one
ill ml red poiinds of pork. There is no dcducion
to be made. No inquiry as to how the
logs were fattened, whether by corn from the
:rib, corn in the field, or peas, ground peas and
lotatocs fed in the field, it is all the same.
Very respectfully,
< orninissioncr of faxes.
Tiik Elections \t the Noktu?Defeat Or j
V'Allaxdiuiiam.?The Herald. referring to the !
esult of tlio elections in Ohio and Pennsyl
ania, says :
from all the returns which have reached us ;
ip to a late hour this morning there can he
10 doubt that Governor Curt in, Republican,
las been re-elected by a considerable majority
0 the gubernatorial chair of Pennsylvania. In
)hio Mr. Plough, the conservative candidate, (
ias received an immense vote over Mr. Vallanligham,
who appears to have made .a very
mall show, and Rrough is 110 doubt elected '
iovernor. The returns of the different cities, 1
ountics, ar.d townships from the two States, !
nil be found in another column, as far as heard '
rorn. The reports yet to be received will not,
robably, change the result above stated.
A Rich Man.?It is said that Rothschild ]
losscsses a million millions of francs, but that j
oinparcd with others, he is poor, at least, so it ^
leases the good people of Paris to state, for
hey have just heard that there exists in India
nabob worth a trillion, which, represented in
gures, would be 1,000,000,000,000. To count l
his sum, coin by coin, the coin being a franc, ^
t the rate of two hundred a minute, and work1
ft twnk'A lir?nra a Hoi* if w/miI/I Annum
.fe " ""J ' ,v vwu|Mr II111V
sen thousand three hundred and twenty-five 3
car?, and three hundred and nineteen days, c
t is suggested that this nabob should be in- \
uced to visit Paris, where a woman's chief
eiight is to ruin a man. In this case, howver,
it would take many to ruin him, and ^
here is proverbially, safety in numbers. o
Latest from Last Tennessee. PI
Lynchburg, Oct. 10.?We have advices 1
from East Tennessee that before thd battle ?/f A
Chickatnauga twenty-seven regiments of "Yancavalry
and mounted infantry, estimated to be
14,000 strong, passed Greenville, Tennessee,
bound eastward, intending to make a raid
upon the Virginia and East Tennessee Railroad. U
Upon the news of the defeat of Rosecrans, I
they retreated westward to reinforce him, but ||
were met bv our forces at London and Sweet- |j
Water, and driven back. A portion of this jj
force, on the 10th inst., attacked our troops fl
at Bible Ridge, six miles west of Greenville.
Our men fought gallantry, retreating and in*
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niciing a severe loss upou the enemy. Unr ;
loss was 50 killed and 200 wounded. Another
engagement with our retreating forces took
place at Henderson on Sunday, in which our
forces desperately, cleaving their way through
four regiments of the enemy, who, supported . j|1
by artillery, had succeeded in reaching our rear.
Qur men fell back to Zollicoffer until the Yankees,
heavily reinforced, advanced upon them,
when they were withdrawn. Our loss in both
days' fight is estimated at 300 killed and
wounded. A number of these killed and
wounded fell into the hands of tho enemy. . ji
The Yankee loss is estimated at 1200 killed i{
and wounded. The enemy is reported advancing
from Aristol towards Abingdon, supposed
to be 8000 or 10,000 strong, llooker is in command
of East Tennessee. )i
IJxromantic Predicament.?I sat by the
open window on a tine dewy evening, the stars
shone out, while the moon, that silent watcher
of the night, Hung her beams over the rocks
that bound my view. The birds bad retired to i
rest, the wakeful frogs made music in the
neighboring marsh, and the fire flies bespan- i
gled the scene. I raised mv eyes tothcniilky .?
way and was letting my thoughts roam fancy
free in the realms of music and poetry, when
the horrid thought came rushing through my
brain that?/ hud not a clean shir I for Sttnduy.
Prisoners?Large Figures.?The Richmond
Enquirer of the 7th states, that the previous
day the Libby prison displayed a force
of 8550 Federal prisoners, including 825 general,
regimental and other commissioned officers.
Of tljis number, 4850, were received
from Chickamauga?which, including 2500
cw.i- i - i ? -- -1
uuuiuii-u, mm j^i.?)i-ii uhi pjtiuieu ou rue
field, make the total number of captures on
t ?irit famous field, as far as ascertained, 7350,
including 200 officers.
Missionary Ridge, via Ciiickamauga, October
17.?Lieutenant General 1). II. llill, has
been relieved from duty here. lie and his
stall are ordered to report to General Cooper,
at Richmond, fur duty. Major General Breckinridge
has J>ecn placed in command of Hill's
A darkey on the State Road who was pedilling
cbcsnuts, was asked by an olticer where
lie got them from. "Don't like to tell, massa,"
said Sambo. The officer interrogated him
igain. "Why, I war a'feJ'rate ossifer and
prcsted 'em."
Jeddo, the capital of Japan, is pronounced
Jie.largcst city of the world, beyond all doubt,
[t contains a million' of habitations and fivo
millions of people ;#many ot the streets aro
,wenty-two miles long.
Letters for any of Bragg's army should be
lircctcd to Chattanooga, as H. T. Philips, tho
lead postmaster, is at Chickamauga, where
hey will be stopped and distributed.
"Soldiers must he tearfully dishonest," says
drs. Partington, "as it seems to be a nightly
(ccurrcncc tor a sentry to be relieved of his
It is asserted in Yankee papers that there
iave been 110,000 deserters from their "Army
f the Potomac."

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