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"OK TO mciuiunu.". i
Th. Klchmond Xnqxlrtr eayti '
"The next bull, between Let and Burntldel
may b a very decisive one. Anoverwhelmlng
victory os the part of Lee, and the defence of
Washington wouia oe gone, ana me cnrmar
be captured. Such a mull should be before
the eyet of our loldltrs, and be the object of the
contett. Upon the next battle, therefore, de
pend! whether the war (hall end or drag along
In undecided battles, or mere material Victo
ria." It will be seen that wo are not alone In our
opinion that, ahonld the Army of tbe Potomac
be defeated, Washington would be In danger,
and might eren be captured. We do not say
that General Borntlde would be defeated If a
conteat wai to come off at once) bat we do say
that our military authorities should, when the
trial hour coues, hare ample forces In the Im
mediate tight, whererer It may occur, and that
there should also be a sufficient force held for Hie
defence of Washington, so that, In the even1 of
any disaster to our army under llurnslde. this
city may still be Impregnable. I
Many persons, and some editors, hat e been
struck aback by the rlewa we hare presented
npon the "on to Richmond" policy) bnt the
more-we hare reflected npon this subject, the
more we are satisfied of the soundness of the
rlewt expressed by us. It will be seen that the
g.rd to the overthrow of Washington, should
Lee triumph over BarnsUe, I
All reflecting people. ire think, must tike tbe
t ime view, and that rerj hortlv.
The Jo uk sal or Com mzrcx. This paper
publishes our article of Monday, headed "Shall
the Army of the Potomac advance!' In Its
Wednesday's Lssne, and comments on It as
though It were dome strange thing to find an
Independent paper In Washington, rcrhaps
It Is.
It wants to know " who can Interpret this
article ?" Well, Mr. Journal, we can so don't
make a mare's nest out of It. Nobody 1 re
sponsible bnt ourselves.
The Journal of Commerce does not seem to
comprehend hon a paper thai supports tbe
Administration can say anything without first
submitting Its editorials to tbe President and
Cabinet.
The Journal of Commerce, and ull others,
will, then, understand, once for all, that though
we support the Admlnlstratlou to the ben nf
our ability, tt.ll we entertain opinions of onr
own and express them as our Independent
convictions, without consultation with nny
bodr. This may appear strange to our vener
able contemporary; but It Is never too tele to
learn.
h'.IIITUHIAI. xl'MMAItl.
Uome captious persons complain of the 1'irs.
Ident thst he did not discuss iriry queMlnn M
length In his message
.. .. .
Mr. Lincoln, fortunate- 1
ly, understands his .lulled In this particular,
much better than some of his predecessor! and
Instead nf making political speeches, lontr
harangues, and dictatorial mandates tn Cnn
Kress, he states lu a plain wa Ids views orputi
lie affairs, and lcar l the head of Depart
ments the detailed statements whlrli Mon?
esch in its jroier plate. This Is ur, and re
minds u of the earlier and better dajs of the
Reputlli
Sergeant Jacob K. brtlioll, nf the Thlrtumh
N'ew Jersey regiment, died in the hoi-pltal in
Charpsburg, Md., Nov. 85th. He was u prin
ter, and well known In New York. He was a
member of the New York Typographical Snele.
ty and a hlghl deemed citizen
The Alar has no opinion to give of the I'resl.
dent's Message. We recollect it hasnner ex
pressed any opinion of the proclamation of
Sept. S2d Our neighbor has not yet concluded
which party Is to win the day.
We published yesterday an article on the In
dian massacre In Minnesota from a competent
witness of those horrid barbarities. We give
to-day, on our first page, a letter from Commis
sioner Dole in reference to these matters
e understand that Senator Wllklneon. of
Minnesota, Is soon to give to the conntrv his
views, In a epeech In the Senate,
Papers everywhere are raising their price or
reducing their size. This is unavoidable. The
sudden and unexpected increase In the price of
paper rendera It an Imperative nectssltj. We
have not done yet whst others are doing, though
we are paying double what we paid two and
three months ago. It costs more to prjnt a
paper In Washington than in almost auv other
city lu the country. We trust our friends will
not forget us. We ask only for that patronage
which is our legitimate due.
We give lu our paper to-day a brief abstract
of the report of Ihe Secretary or War, and also
of the Postmaster General. These abstracts
are all we can find room for lo-daj . They are
both able documents, and If we cnuld,we.Mould
give them entire The Secretar) of War pro
poses to deal Ith slavery In the proper way
that Is, to strike It down, that the rebellion may
thereby be the more speedily crtiiheil. The en
tire report will make an impression upon the
country favorable to liberty and a wgornus
prosecution of the war.
Fernando Wood assured the audience which
he addressed the other ciculng, In New York,
that the South was nilllnj; to toine. buk Into
the Union "under Dtmocratlc rule." We don't
doubt II. We conclude, however, thai should
the Republicans again suecitd to potter, the
South would again secede. Jt must be demo
eruttc rule to keep the South. They understand
their white dates In the North n well us thc
(to the Mack ones on the plantation.
We ehall glie, ut the earliest opportunity,
General Hailed. report to the Secretin of
War. We cannot pnsslbl) l.n 1 room fur It in
div.
The readir will not fall to niil in number
column an. explanatory letter Irom Major (.1 ne
ral Pope 10 Mior (Jeneral HalM I.,
Rumor, ivi'u her inau iuuguei, w,h bus)
yesterday with u foolish statement, imlie.eirvct
that General IJurnslde had beenreninwd. Burh
a story has no foundation lu truth.
It Is Impossible fur us, in this issue, tn glte
the report of Gen. Halleck and d 1 anything like
Justice to H Such an abstract as ne hate
space for to-day woulft'itoi properly present the
subject, and we prefer, therefore, to postpone
Its publication till we rsn do more ample Jus
tice to the document
Tbe Committee of IU11 aud Means are wait
ing for the rep jrt ot the Secretarv of the Treas
ury, width is now in the hands of the printer,
before they proceed to business This report Is
looked for with Intense anxiety, and we ehall
lay It or ita substance before our readers at a
very early day.
I I.ETTr.Il rnOM UKIf. POPE.
I YViaumuToN. IXc. 3. 1SC2.
llntnui llh jour report-published this
i moraine- In th ChrtmUU hflirsnanerj la a dts
patch of mine cont.tnlnn the fbllotrlur. par;
, ( (' ( , Y
"Bankt' corps Is Terr vrtalc, numbering liot
more lhn lire thousand men, and l much de-
inoraiu fa.-
Tblt paragraph might seem to imply tonie re
prosch upon that gallant corps, but such would
be Very far from 'my Intention and very Unjust.
That corps, under Its gallant leader, had fought
the bloody battle of Cedsr Mountain, and had
there rendered service which merits the grati
tude of the country. Dut lu that tevire and hard
fought action, Gen. Banks himself was so bad
ly Injured as to he unlit for duty. Generals
Augur, Geary, and Carroll had been badly
woundedt nearlr all of the field and comnanv
officers, particularly of the Massachusetts regi
ments, nan ueen Kiueu or wuuuueu, uou in
corps was nearly destitute of officers.
After such scrrlco as they had rendered, and
the broken condition In which their gallant and
heroic fighting had lert them, they ahonld ror a
time havo been withdrawn from the presence of
the enemy until they could be rested and their
officers replaced. I should hare done soat once
put mat ll was impossioic at mat lime to spare
a man from the front.
In tho lnirrr and brerltr of a telegraphic dis
patch It was not possible to explain to you why
this corrs was really unlit for service.
Hod forbid that I should be supposed, eren
h) tnlsconcqitlou of my dispatch, to cast eren
the Implication of reproach upon this gallant
corps ana us inirepiu icaaer,
Mtrat)ou will make this letter public, In
twice to Gen. Bank and hla corps.
I am. GencraL respectfully,
lour ooeuient servant,
.$&. w. .u.a&eft
, ,
COrilT-MAUTIAL. OP GttN. POHTEH.
WrDXEBDAY, Dec. 3, 18C2.
The court met at 11 o'clock, when, Gen. King
being present, an organisation took place.
Gen. Porter's request for an open trial vat
granted.
The following charges and specifications ex,
hlblted against Major Gen. Fltz John Porter, of
the Volunteers of the United States Army, by
B. S. Huberts, Brig. Gen. U. 8. Volunteers and
Inspector General of MaJ, Gen. Pope's army,
were read t
Charge 1st. Violation of tho Ninth Article
of War.
f-peefflcatton 1st. In this i That the said MaJ.
Gen. ritz John Porter, of the Volunteers of the
United States, having received a lawful order
on or atonl the 37th of August, 18C3. while at
or near War rent on Junction, In Virginia, from
MaJ. Gen. Johu Pope, his superior and com
manding ofllcer, did thenand there disobey the
iuiUUrder,lielng atthetlmelnthefaceoftheen
tin Thlp at or near Warrenton, In the State of
Irxlu.a, un or about the 2bth of August, 1562.
bjxiUlmtion a. In this, that tho said Major
(tenerol I-ltz John Porter, being In front of the
immy ut Manassas, Virginia, on or about the
morning of August 29th, lbOU.UId receive from
Major Ctcueral Johu Pop, file superior and
command. ng ofllcer, a lawful order, which order
the said Malnr General Porter did then and '
there illsobcv This ut or near Manassas. In
Ihe State of Virginia, on or ahont the 2th of
Vucust, 1S0J.
Awrfflraion3l. Inlhlst that the said Major
General i lit John Porter, having been In front
nrihecneraviinrinziuooauieoi 3ianaaas. on
. ... .. ...... i . . oan .1., It .
riui), liiu .am ui auusi, iova, uiu on nisi ,
dav ret eli e from Major General John Pope, his
superior aud commanding officer, a lawful
order uhlch said order.the said Major General
Porur did then and there disobey, aud did fall
to push forward his forces Into action either on
the enemy's Hank or rear, and lu all other re
spects did fall to obey said order. This at or
near Manassas, tn the State of Vlrclnja, on or
about Ihe Wth of August, lbOS.
SprcltlcutlonWi. In that the saldMaJorGeu
eraf Fltz John Porter, being at or near Manassas
Junction, on the night of the 29th of August,
uv, old receive irom aiajoruenerai jonu rope,
his superior and commanding officer, a lawful
onW Aud the said Major Genl Fltz John Por-t
tor d d then and there disobey the said order,
L...iiii.i...Mmu..n.ArhMhH.rfMnrhi.Mm'
and did permit imo of the brigades of his com-1
mand to march to Ccntrevtlle, ont of the way '
of the field of battle, and there to remain dur-
IntT the entire day of Saturday, the SOth of Au-1
" . . . ' . . ..a . .
euM
mis at or near Manassas station, in tne
ritata of Virginia, on the S9th and
,1 5tnri rlnrst nf
Aucust, lboj.
SpecHlcafion Zth In this: that the said Major
General I ltz John Porter, belnc at or near Ma
natteas station, In the State of Virginia, on the
nitrht of the 2tuli of August, 1B62, and having
receded from his superior and commanding
officer. Major General John Pope, the lawful
order set forth lu the specification four to this
charge, did then and there disobey the same,
and did permit one other brigade attached to
his command, being the brigade commanded
by Brigadier General A. B. Pratt, to march to
Centreville, and did thereby greatly delay the
arrival of the said General Pratt's brigade on
the Avid of battle of Manassas on Saturday, the
SWh of AugUbt, 1602. This at or near Manas
sas, In tho State of 'Virginia, on or about the
Nth day of August, 1S62.
Chspoe 11. Violation of the Firty-second Ar
ticle of War.
bixelflctitlvH 11. In this: that the said Malor
1,4 "'a 1 "a
General Fltz John Porter, during the battle of
Manassas, on rnuay, luevinni August. iojt
nnd rhlle within sight of the Held, aud in full
hearing of Its artillery, did receive from Slajor
General John Pope, his superior and command
ing officer, a lawlul order to attack the enemy,
which ald order the said Major General
Porter did then and there shamefully disobey,
and did retreat from advancing forces of tho
ncmy without any attempt to engage them, or
old the troop who were already fighting greatly
superior numbers and were relying on the flank
attack he wa. thus ordered to make, to secure
a decisive Victor) and to capture the enemy's
arrmt a result which must have followed Irom
said Hank nttack, had ll been made by said
Gen. Porter, In compliance with the sold order
which he so shamefully disobeyed. This at or
near Manassas, m me Biaio or Virginia, on or
abourt the SVtli orAuirust. 1862.
fipecijlcatton 2rJ. In this, that the said Major
Gtnerainiz John Porter, being with his army ' emciency mnei oiuinernna inrerior motues lor
coip. on Friday, the SDtb of August, 1803, b- JfiJraVloSffltt
twecu Manassas etatlon and the Held or a bat-1 fhe number of postage atamna laaued lo post
tie thcu r ending beltt eeu the forces of the Uul I maatera Jurlnir thr ) ear was 251,307,1(16! the nuni-
Sfi Slates mid those of the relieta. nml wilhin
sound i,f the (,'uni, and in llm presence of the
nemi.nnd knowlntr that u severe action of
great consequincewus being fought, uud that
I ne uiu oi ui" enrjiB wns great i uecaeu, nia ian
all that U) to bring it on lo tl c held, and did
himifnlU f.ill hjrk and retrp.it fi-otn tli nrl-
auccot the enemy without any tUUmpt to give
tin m haiiba And without Luowlnc tlm funra
tntm uattu.,ana witnoat uuowing tne lorces
from w hirh he shaincfull retreated. Thla near
Manassas statlou, lu the State of irginla, on
the .JOlli of August, 1S6-2. i
V 1ttlon A. In that the said Major Gtn-
rrnl vu John Porter helnir wlthhla nruivcni db
rrai r tz donn roner oung wiinuisarmycoips
liiir the Held of battle of Manassas, on the 29th
of August, 181-, while a severe adlon was be
lu fonht b the troops of Major General
i'ope'a (omiiuud, uud being In the belief that
the troop of lliewald (jeniral Pope ncre sus
t tllngr defeat and retiring Irom 'the field, did
shuineiullv fall to go to th uld of -aid troops,
and did Miuniefullj retreat aay uud nil butlt are liven la the report toiuhing tho optratlona of
tilth 1.1 arm; to the .Manassa. Junction, and Si'lniCiolAi
leanothe disaster of a presumed def. ut the ,iV,,,,"li' TrtEer. tijht huaJred and
.ald ariuv, and did fall by any attempt to at tucnty-oueletteraiiadn.addreHstl.ateier
taek tho enemy to aid In atcrllng Ihe inlafor i The whole number of poat orncea In the United
tunes ot a disaster that would havo endangered "ales leu.atiilna; eatabllahea on the Julli June,
lit. M.1J1. i,rihrn!tnlor the count Till. IW. waa ia,tn5,of which there were In lojsl Statea
the hulelj or the capital or tue counirj. una aml '.,,. y,, ,nl ,),, inanrrectlonary
ut or near Manassas Btatlon, lu the State of stmesaud dlatrlct there were ,w The net m-
irginla, 011 thr 29th day of August, leb3. creaae In the established onlceaoier last j ear waa
SiiriiJliallon4lh. In tblst that the said Major ll The number of tssss actd upon by the sp
tii ni ral TUt John Porter on the Held of battle poiutmeat onice during the jear naa 1,795
ot M.ni, ... , Rnnird.. ih. SOth Aufrasi The ,0,l lacs accrued on United states sad
'V , J"'00 Saturday, tha 3Utn August, Europeanniallsdurlnethbtear amounttol,lsv
lbCJ, hu ing recclt cd a lawful order irom his ojo, being a reduction Irom u.e smount of the pre
superloriiiIlicrandcomuiandlngGeueral,MaJ .louajearor $717,010 of the total amount col
General .lotin Pope, to cnirage the enemy'a lectedtheexcebstollecteUlnthe Lotted Msteswss
lints, and 1 . earn a position near their centre sWu,un, hlch conatltutes the bslances paid to the
did proceed lu lite execution of (hat order with master Genrrhl ohiecti to this cost as inequitable,
unnLcessar) slowueits, and by delajs give the andpropose,lf pogtiible to relieve the Uepartmeot
enem opportunities to watch and know his rom thU burden
m.i.rij.Lnt mid to nretiarn ti.'mci M nttnrL The mall letting whult went Into operation on
aJ,uLuJ .n r-R 7Su . .. alUc' the lit of July U.I In the western dit lifon were ef-
And finally ro ftreWy fall upon the enemy's fectea on sucli favorabls terms, as compared mth
lines ut to make little or no impression on tbe the urevious lettlax. that a red act loo of exDecdi.
same, and did fall back and draw away his
forcee unnecessarily and without making any . the icuiftu of routes wss increased by
Afih.frrMfwfrinnil ffV..ia tn rallv hu i. ' ,iw milea, with an aonunl Increase of transports
LfLi.TIe.nT,0m.LlJV.P. U of ld,W miles .Notwlthstaadlaj thtT la.
. v. ,v v.v....- - -. .-.. ...-
demanded by tne Importance of nls posU
tlon. and the momentous consequences and dis
asters of a retreat at so critical a Juncture of
ine aay. as f
Vof. The last specification of the second
charge) was abandoned IffNhe Judge advocate
and 'withdrawn, the Qoremment having no
testlmonj Jo MTcr to sustain It. W I j H
, The counsel of Major General Porter, on Ida
behalf, eubtaltted jtn'e point, that 'the'mllltary
(original) commission was conrened to lures
titrate charees made br Malor General Pone.
whilst those exhibited before this coort-martlsl
(the military commission haying been .dis
missed by order of the Gorernment) are charges
exhibited by B. B. Roberta, brigadier general
United States rolunteert, and Inspector general
of Major General Pope's army, and Gen. Por
ter desired the opinion of the court, whether
the charges thus exhibited are to be considered,
In point of law, as charges exhibited by Gen.
Pope; as, In that erent, the order convening
this court will be Illegal, as the law makes It
necessary, where one general officer command
ing brings charges against another, the court
mutt be conrened by the President.
The court having been cleared to consider
this point, on reopening the doors It was an
nounced that the objection was not sustained,
and that the charges were to be regarded as
uot preferred by Gen. Pope, but by Gen. Ro
berts. Gen. Porter then rote, and plead not guilty
to any and all of the specifications cited above.
Sane nf tin wltneifiea belntr rresent. the
rourt adJourned UBtU lhU morning, at eleven
. , . J . ., . , , . . mi.
o'clock, when the taking of testimony will bo
commenced.
It is uot thought that Geu. Hunter will be
relieved.
Til P. Mt DOWKLI. COVIIT OP IMiUlIlY.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 160S.
Tho court met at 11 o'clock. Col. K. 8.
Goodwin was the only witness examined. lie
testified to having frequently seen Gen. McD.
drunk on the streets of Washington.
OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS.
Auuutl Report of the Secretary of AVar.
This report la erj voluminous, and sets out w Ith
the statement that In the ten military departments
In which tbe army la operating, there Is, according
to recent official returns, a force of 770,336 officers
and prh ates, fully armed and equipped. Since the
date of the returns this number has been Increased
to over 800,000 men When the quotas are filled up
the force will number a million of men, and the es
timates for next year are based upon that number
The military operatlona In the aeversl depart
ments during the year are then re lew ed at length,
and various reports referred to. A review of ihe
whole field of operations shows that Hhsteierili
aaters the Union arm) may hare suffered at par
lUular points, a great advance has neierthcleaa
been made since the commencement of the ar
The rpiiort recaDttulatea th md intaeca that
hai e been gained during the year, and anticlpttea 1
acmemoiemenia i an can unj ia cicrj direc
tion, under the leasons acquired Irom the inaction
of the paaL The army Is complimented for Us
gallantr), and sorrow espreaaed for thoie who
Lae fallen
The reaaon mi limed for the SDDOlntmenl of Dro-
,0" msrsnan inineioysi siaies.me "temporary
loat marshal! in the loyal States, the "temporary
uf the urlt of habeas cornus. Is the opinion inter
talnedbythc Secretar) of tr that the aUl and
comfort of ilislo)sl iTuipstlilier tonstltuted the
hopeortheboutli iJr Ihe ui talon and dlttruttuii
o( the North
The expenditures rar enlistments, rctrumiiK,
ia - nunr. .n.i Hiii.ufen ..f ininnin. p.tni,n
"""" - .---" ---------- --o -i
sou mums, amounts 10 9o,wr,-iot
Lerfaiatlon fs auxxcafed fur keeping the old regi
ments tilled uji br tolunteers
The servlcea of the got ernura of tu) al Matea aie
thankfully acknowledged
The Quartermaster (,eneral'a repurt tsiiotUedln
detail, as are thoae of other orluera uf aiippl) and
theenxlnery of war
The laauea of the Urdoance Depart meat are atated
at I.WJ8 Held and sleee and t,w fortification can
non; ttisi xun carriages, caissons, inortsr beds,
traveling forges, and batter) wngouai lt?;6,G64amali
armi. W7EM sets of equlument ami nCLOittrf inenti,
aiKl S13 9J1.I7I rounds, oi ammunition forAnllliri
and smntll arni, till e. Inj larife suppllesi or ortl-
niinre tlurrs at the arsenate) and dnotti
Keffrvnce Is made to Jirtor fortincstioint, v blch
iac reteied tiie particular attention of the De
partmeat, and It Is believed thst ctlcctul inesns
" . wu,urU.
. A variety of minor matters ure referre.1 to lo
k.u '
The
rlef.
Thi Sf-rtAfr nronnifi ontrlrht to trUf ditwn
the syttem of labor peculiar to tho South, and to
" turn against the rebels the prodacth e power thst
uitk.l'a It,. Inanauallnn )l lt las aititaA
i "Y'-"1"T '.':"' 'VV: .Vi," VH.'S .... ..
aT. j.uu...s. y. .. s. .. . .v ...s
.mtsi T that 1ItiIaMi Urltrl Mtrtit
teretts of the Union, with sllgtit aaslstsncefrom
the arm), will, under proper regulation sod pov
ernment.be ot the greatest atkittsnce inhollios;
tne territory once trioverea. 1 nc principal staples
of the South are the product exciusl.el) of their
labor If protected upon the lands they hai e here
tofom cultivated, with aome organization, nd
Willi support from small detachments of lojsl
t roopt, they would not only produce much of w hat
Is needed to feed our armits and their trains, but
tney would toreter cut orr irom tne rebellion the
resources of the country thui occupied"
Bythtse measures It is believed that the rebel
lion will be swiftly suppressed, and they are ac
cordingly urped upon the adoption of Congress.
Annual Report of the Postmaster Gene
ral. The report of the Postmaster General, for the
past year, exhibits a healthy financial condition of
the Post Office Department We subjoin an ab
stract of the main tolnts of the report.
The gross reieouaof the Department for the fis
cal ) car. Including the standing Trcaiurj credit for
free mall matter, and a small amount appropriated
lor the relief of individuals, was $9,ui.,fr.i The
expenditures for the ssmejenr amounted to $11,
1S&,SU Tbe regular posts) revenue forlftHlson))
$i9,4?Meisthftult was for the fiscal) ear 1W1, dur
ing n large pan 01 wnicn year revenue was paid in
from all the Mat? of the Union This tact shows
a large Increase In the corresjtondence of the loral
States
While the revenues hate been so nearlr sustain
ed at the blghent standard, the f enses hav e been
largely reduced lor the preceding )enr the ex
lien iitnre was t2.41.3MKreater than last tear
lh Department has not been for man) jears so
nearly self n staining Tnls result Is largely ow
ing to the suspension of postal expenditures In the
Houth, which were greatlv In excess of postal re
ceipts there liut not alone to that Areislon
of all dUuretionar) expenses has bem made, and
large reductions ordered The pa) of agents has
been rt graded and equalized eeoaom has been
established in the larger offices where waste was
foum,. incompetency whemer found lu official
, uoiltlon. haabeenivuio.edi and.ine.tbrt mud to
adopt a standard of merit and of admlnlatrathe
oer of ataiunetl emelopea Hat Slijaa Suu Ihe
jalue of thea stamps was 7,md,iB, ib value of
, 5'e. .'"" '.'l'' Al33?,.!'".'"'''
overlbGl li l.HlSv The total mIuo sold was
i ip6,uiu,i3i
The increasluif demand on the part r the puttie
tar the Mtamneu newriiiaiter uratmeri khiiuti tht
their Introduction has sat Uiicd a public demand
an1 promoted the com entente or lurreajpondeots.
in the tirstrjuarteror the current eir,(cndlnir
i aoth of September,) the number of stamp Issued to
' pott ma tern was one hundred and four millions,
ihelr calls being; for about two hundred millions,
I "llch W0U,1J ' n nearlj .umcient to meet
t,ie utu,ii demand for a j ear This extraordinary
UemaI1j aruu. fr0Ill the temporsri use of thosi
utAniiisssa currenc) ij tne public In lieu of the
smaller denomlostlona of specie, anj leased with
ttie Introduction of the so-tailed postal currenc)
fhe w hole number of dead letters rcceMed and
examined during th. ear la ,244018, nMch la
t-S7,(mu lees ttianin the previous rear ThiMthole
nutnUr f valuable letlciu atmt out l the Dead
Letter umte nas oiti Man) interesting dctalla
turt roulted to the amount of tui.ouo. At the
crt.a. oi .erviee. me nci asriBff la oirr woe per
cent, as compared with the previous term.
The report renews the recommendation for codi-
lying me posiai laws. ,
Among the ImproTeme nts under consideration,
by the Postmaster General, is that of embossing
postal stamps on business and other envelopes
supplied for that purpose by persons desiring to
furnish their own deslrta. -HU believed thatthis
Witt largely Increase the use bf stamped envelopes
In Ilea of stamps, which Is an object Of great Im
portsBce to the Department. r r '
Ha alio dlieouragee the use of the malls, for
transmitting money, and speaks favorably of a 11 m
Ited money order system and of an amendment to
the regtitry system, by which a return receipt shsll
be sent to the dispatching party as evidence of the
fact and date of delivery of hts packare
Ha also proposes to abolish many of the discrim
inating rates of postage now exiitlng, approxima
ting, as far as possible, to uniformity, ana Increas
ing the efficiency and extent of the delivery and
collection of letters by carriers In cities,
i The public attention Is called to the great Impor
tance of good poatalofflcers for a successful admin
latrstlonof this Department. If postmssters and
their clerks are selected without chief reference to
their efflclencr and nersonat fitness, no amount of
good legislation will secure public satisfaction.
An energetic, faithful and efficient postmaster, de
voted to the interests of the service, should be re
tained as long as he Illustrates those qualities In
his administration of tbe office. He attributes the
succeia oi the Kncuan svstem larrciv to tne Derma-
nent character of their officers and their familiarity
with the laws and regulations, and regrets the ex
tent to which other motlres to appointments have
prevailed tn this country. He urges a return to the
old standard of honeitr, capability, and fidelity,
and antlcmatea mora Dublin utlifactlon and admin
tstratlre success from tbe adoption of such a prin
ciple than from any other single act of reform.
tiuhtV-hkvektii conurghs.
Heconil Hetalon.
WrnNrspaT, December 3, 1802.
SENATE.
Mr. HALE offered a resolution. Instructing
the Secretary of the Navy to Inform the Senate
whether tbe provision of the act, passed last
session, making an appropriation for the pur
chase of land- ilc. In Portsmouth harbor, has
teen executed, and If not, why not and also to
Inform the Senate If any attempts hare been
maae to negotiate aucn purcnase. Aaoptea.
On motion of Mr. ANTHONY the Senate
proceeded to the election of Ha standing com
mittees, ine louowingis tne lie; as eiecteui
Fortim Relation Messrs Sumner, Foster, Doo-
llttle, Wilmot, Drowning, Davis. A right.
Finance Mesars. Feisendcn, Collamer, Sherman,
Howe, Cowan, Pearce, McDougall
tvvmriii, iuisaii, ,ttiauca, niugi i'aufii
son. of Mais . Ten Evck. Arnold. Sauliburv
ujmrrs. iueasrs. inancuer, King, juomu, u-
idm
,.,. m -I ..' SM,. ' k 'mil
31 fumi , ic
(tary Affair
ibs .King, 1
of Mass, King, Lane, of Ind., Rice, Howard, La
in unu iiif iQiiuio luriiri. ttiuon,
(nam, jrraiui.
Aarai Affair Meiiri. Hate, Grimes, Foot, Sher
man, Field, Kennedy, McDougall
Judiciary Mesirs. Trumbull. Foiter, Ten Fyck,
Harris, Howard, Bayard, Powell.
Pott omctt and Pott Road Meairs. Collamer,
Dixon, Trumbull, Rice, Latham, Henderion, Ull-
Public Land Meiirt Harlan, Clark, Pomeroy,
Rice. Curl He, Wright, Harding.
Prirete Land Claim Menrs. Harris, Sumner,
Morrill, Howard, Bayard.
Indian Affair Messrs. Doollttle, Wilkinson,
Lane, of Kansas, Harlan, Neimlth, Dai Is. W ilion,
of Mo
Pffiriont Messrs Foiter, Lane, of Ind, Howe,
Wilmot, romero, Ssulsbury, Willey
Hevoluiionarv Claim Mesirs King, Chandler,
Llatinl Meaara Clark. Howe. Mtaiot. romeroi. 1
iiKiDiuu, iiair, i pi nui ii.
Field, Arnold, Latham ' """' " " , .icu...
DitrrfcroCofumcia. Messrs. Grimes, Dtxon, Mor-1 no doubt its use will become general, especially
,tiXM?dJi?cSS-.n, sum. , the price of ordinary paper I, advancing
ner, Harris, Field, Ssulibury. ' so rapidly.
Public UuJJIngl and Grounds Messrs Foot, An
thonv. Chandler, Kennedy, llenderaon .,,, "" ,
TerrVoriel -Meaara w'ade, UUklnaon, Hale,. Gtv. McCtELLAI ExracTED To-DiT. Gen.
Brownlnx, LanejOfKansasrCsrllle, Wilson, of Mo McClellan Is expected to arrive In this city to-
To Awtu and Conrrol le Conlinerr.t Eiptnlit cflht ' . ,...-., ,,,..
Snste Mesirs Dixon, Clark, Harding da). He will testify before both the McDowell
Enaroutd Bllh -Meaara Lane, oi lud srnolJ, sndlhe Fltz John Porter courts.
Hsro s 11 ij
On motion, the different portions of the Pre- m Immediate friends are desirous that no
sldenta message were referred to the several . demoustratlon should attend his arrival here,
committees. .
Mr. WILKINSON offered a resolullou direct
lnij the Com ml I tec on Indian Affairs to report i
hill nroTldlmr for the Indemnification of the I
citizens nf Minnesota who have suffered from I
the late raids of the Sioux Indians.
Mr. HALE objected to the form of the reso-
lutloii, which was subsequently modified by
Mr. Rice, no that the Committee on Indian Af-
fairs be requested to Inquire Into the cxpe-'
dlency of reporting a bill, at tho earliest mo-
ment, providing for Indemnification to the citl-1
reus of Minnesota who havo suffered Iowa of I
iropcrty, Ac. by Ihe Bloux Indians, In their reponmio mo avy uepanracnt aosentwttn
late attacks upon the settlers of that State, out Dermlsslon. has IteendrnnDcd from the aer-
.vaopteu.
Mr.SAULSDURV offered a resolution I ha
the Secretary of War be directed to Inform the
Senate whether Dr. John Laws and Whltele)
Meredith, or either of them, citizens of the
State of Delaware, hive been arrested and Im
prisoned, the charges against them, by whom
Imprisoned, aud that he communicate to the
tlenate all papers relating to their arrest and
imprisonment.
The present consideration being objected to,
?.; oYVu'i'.SirorTer.d a resolution
that the Committee on Patents be requested to I
inquire into tne expeaiency 01 aoousning tne i
Department of Agriculture, established at the
last session, and report by bill or otherwise,
Aaopieu.
Mr. SUMNER offered the following rcsolu
tlon; Retolved, That the Secretary of War be requested
to furnish to the Senate, any Information which he
may possess with reference to the sale Into slavery
of colored freemen, captured or selieJ by the rebel
forest 1 and to ft ate what steps hsve been taken to
redress this outrage upon human rights
Mr. 8. read a letter from Prof. Francis Lie
ben, characterizing this as a gross Innovation
of barbarism upon all the laws of war among
civilized nations.
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. SUMNER also offered the following res
olution Retolved, That the-Commlttee on Military Aflalrs
be directed to consider the expedienc) of pro ldlng
by law for the establishment of a torus composed
01 men eipeclally enlisted for hoapltal and ambu
lance service, with officers commissioned purposely
to command them.who shall hat e the entire charge,
under the medical officers of tbe hospitals and of
the ambulance wagoni, so as to enlarge the useful
ness of this humane service, and glte to It the
eftietency which Is derived from organization.
Adopted.
Mr. HALE gave notice that he should Intro
duce a 0111 repeating tne act est a miming and
equalizing the grades of line officers Id the
nav. 1
On motion of Mr. SUMNER, the Senate went '
Into cxecutire session after which they nd-
journea.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The SPEAKER proceeded to call, In regular
order, on the committee for reports. No re
ports were made.
Then on the States for resolutions.
Mr. CALVERT moved that the Committee on
Patents be directed to Inform the House what
amount of the agricultural fund has been ex
pended from tho 1st of January, 1862, until the
time when the fund and books were transferred
to tho Committee on Agriculture, specifying the
Items of public expenditure; nnd also ir any
accounts are to be paid Into tho fund, not
claimed, what amount, and to whom due, and
for what purpose.
AlatA iiiAl .fia k fkt nstl.ssr sal Pnmniltfiiii I.a ..
mat liiu a(,lituuuiat sLsi.iiitti.!u uo ll'
to inform the Houso what amount of
the agricultural found haa been expended under
its direction up lo this time, specifying tho
amount) and If there he any outstanding ac
counts unpaid, and, If so, to what amount, uud
on whose account.
Mr. IIOLMAN moved that the Committee on
Military Affairs be Instructed to report a bill,
so amending the Mh section of the act au
thorizing the employment of volunteers lo aid
In enfoulug the law and protecting the public
property, approved July, 101, aa to allow vol
unteers who Jiavo been or shall be honorably
discharged on account of wounds, or disabili
ties arising from actual Bervlce, snch propor
tion of the bounty of $200 as shall be appro.
priaie to ine uuie oi actual service,
Mr. HTLVeas moveil to lay tue resolution
on the lauc.
Mr. LOVEJOV raovtd to amend the resolu-
tlon, so as to make It readt that the committee
be directed to Inquire Into the expediency of
reporting u bill, J.C. If this was done, the
Home would willingly let Ihe matter go before
. mmlite
acomuiiuw.
Mr. OLIN sad, If any objection existed to
ine rcMjiuiiuu, u uruacuuiu a auuntcuo ui iue
state of the finances of the Government and
the ability of the country to meet the demands
upon it. Ine question was, wneiuer tue mat
ter should be referred to the Committee of
Ways and Means In preference to the Commit
tee on Military Affairs. Ho did not think tho
country was In a position to adopt such a reso
lution, particularly as all the volunteers have
been paid bounties to an amount never paid to
military volunteers before.
Mr. IIOLMAN, In reply, eald that the mat
ter was so manifestly right that tho committee
or the House would have little or no hesitation
In coming to a decision on the subject, espe
cially as, daring tho last session, there won no
great difference of opinion In connection there
with. '
The resolution was amended, making jit a
subject of Inquiry with the Committee,-and
aaoptea. i k
Tho House theTv adjourned.
a
rrausBiRs. Th Commissioner of Internal
IUrenue has made tbe following dtclslon In
relation to pnbllshcrsi "" "" "
Pnbllshers of printed looks, raagailnes,
pampblcts, newspapers, rtrlews, and all other
similar publications, are liable to assessment
as dealers. -
If the sales of a publisher are to those who
huj to sell again, or If this part of his business
Is considerable, so that he procures stock and
arranges his bntlness with reference to such
ssles, he should be classed as a wholesale deal
er, even though a portion of his sales lstothott
who buy for their own use.
Decision reining to the busluessof Job print
ers, lithographers, and engrarers I
The articles produced by Job printers, litho
graphers, and engrarers, which are made upon
specific orders not known as articles of com
merce, are exempt from duty as manufacturers.
Job printers, .engrsTers, and lithographers,
Those business Is confined to theprodnetlon of
articles covered by the foregoing rule of ex-
emptlou, are not liable to assessment as manu
facturers.
Hunt or A PopuLin Actrkss. Miss Lotty
Hough, the celebrated comedienne, has returned
from a highly successful European engagement,
and Is now la this city. Miss Hough, It Is well
known, was the attraction at Laura Kcene's New
York Theatre a few seasons ago, and afterwards
performed a successful engagement In this city,
where she won great popularity. Some of our
energetic managers would do well to'eeenreher
serrlces for a few weeks.
Varieties. This popular place of amuse
ment opened last evening. It Is truly what Its
name purports, rarltlitt. Where all was so
good It Is difficult to psrtlcularlic. We can
only say In this connection that this place of
popular amnsement bids fair to be, of Ita kind,
one of the first places In Washington where
dull care may be dismissed.
PAFiBMannor Ikdiin Corn Husks. Com
missioner Newton, of the Agricultural Depart
ment, has received specimen sheets of paper
tnado from Indian corn busks, which Is very
....... .1.1 a e . -n to. iv. 1
Militart Appointment. Ralston Bklnner,
Esq-i " Cincinnati, Ohio, late In tho Second
Comptroller's office, In the Treasury Depart-
ment, has been appointed Judge advocate on
,, ,, r pA.Aan. nA v.- i-r. e-..-
the staff of Gen. Roccran and has left for the
" " '" uuues.
- -
Naai Acting Master -male George K.
ruirn-A r iv. ..... ir.i.., i,..i ,M
CIlfford: of hB en Houghlin, having been
vice.
The President has nominated, among-others,
for major generals, Brigadier Generala Slocum,
Butterflcld, and Sykes, and about twenty-five
officers of different grades for brigadier gen-
"al"
Pirxoial. Hon. Thurlow Weed, New Tork)
Hon. 8. Shellabarger, Hon. It. A. Harrison,
'"- V- B. Horton and family. Ohio, and MaJ.
0". Tope and family, U. S. A., are at L
lards.
Tue Qr15SMA.de Case. Jr, Kennedy Cm
sured. Tho police commissioner of New York
on Monday made their decision in the case of
Superintendent Kennedy, charged with Im
proper conduct In connection with the arrest
and Imprisonment of Mrs. Brlnsmade. They
find that she was arrested and detained In cus
tody by Provost Marshal Baker, in 'Washing-
VUU, HUU SJJ U UlUtl flUUKUt WillrT lUlkal
with the request that she ahonld be detained
im transportation to New uncans coma be
provided for her. After reciting other facts
developed by the trial, the superintendent Is
censured for the detention of Mrs. Brlnsmade
without Warrant or order In writing by compe
tent authority! for omitting to make applica
tion to the A ar Department for Instruction in
respect to Mrs. Brlnsmade, and for using the
station-house for an unusual purpose without
the consent of the board. A final resolution
declarea that the superintendent, by his earnest
zeal, his fidelity, and the ability he haa shown
in the discharge of hla arduous duties, haa the
entire confidence of the board of police. X. Y.
Tribune.
OFFICIAL.
DWABTMINT Or STATE,
Wasblngton, January 25, 1603,
Tbe Secretary of State will hereafter receive
memberBof Congress on business on Saturdays,
commencing with Saturday, the first of next
month.
WILLIAM II. SEWARD,
T AHHKS ON THE POTOMAC.
On sad alter the 12th instant day of September,
paaiea will be required from all i enels, bosts, fee-.,
nallgatlng tbe Fotomae rher. These will be ls
sued by the Commsndlng Omcer of the Flotllls,
and ma) be obtained from the natal tesaelssta
tlonid at Alexandria, ur at the mouth of the rher,
CIDFON WELLES,
Accretarr of the Navy.
Navv Uepahtsicmt,
September 11, ISW. sep 14
-yiLL. HIS OI'ICNKll TO-DAY,
V T 1 11
THE PtOPLL'StlltCULATINQ LIBRARY,
iSJ .vtmra arreef, tiear A,, (raif lldt,)
WAbHINGTON, D C
Terms of aulacrlpt ton i
One month, 1 ot
CO cents
la cents
tl oo
Id cents.
o cents.
do
do
3 do
Uue week.
Lets than rUed))a,
dev 4 tw
CtAMl! INTO Ml POHSKSHION, on or
about the 11th of Nov , a Bat florae, with one
white foot about 9 or lo j ears oM The owner will
come forward, prote propertl, pay charges, and
n.eiii
.
dei '
SAMUEL CASSIDY.
Cor list north and Delaware at.
Ug 0f the Con ention .ompoied ofdelecatca from
the aneral churchca and aaaoclatlona ot color In
.a .-,.. It,... urlll I, ii.i M.linurti,! nt.
the Diitri.t, tieia in union ueinei a. si. e Lnurcn,
Thursday ei enlnr, the sth Inatsnt, an o'clock,
uullneaaof great Importance to the renersl wel-
, ,, , ,,, colored people will be Isl3 before the
, Conienliun lor 11 a cuniiueraiion
All Inn coiorcu vjiurvtica, auviauca, anu .aauki.-
tlons, whohsienot teen represented in the former
meetings of the Com ention, are hereby requested '
to send hi . delerstes esch, with their proper ere- ,
dentists, st the time sod plsce above specified
The public, generally, are Invited to atteud
jiy orner oi in. lonienuou
WILLIAM SLADE, President
James L Thomas, Secretsry d. 3 si
J-W.stou'a Progr.ss oft lav.iy Copies
of this work ar. for ssl. st tbeotneeof the National
Republlesa. Pamphlet edition, SO cents. Bound
edition, 70 eents.
BY TELEGRAPH,,, ,
IlOJt TUB ARKT Or TltTO POTOMAC.
L attack nr TIIE IiKBKLB. "' M
W . '' ri L''"'
'ORDER FROM OENERALTBUnNSIDE.
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TIIE REBELS LACK 8UFPLIES.
" NEW TORK STOCK-MARKET.
EUROPEAN NEWS. a
THE ENOLI8H TRESS ' On" AMERICAN
AFFAIRS.'
TIIE AIJVBAMA HEARD FROM.
IlHaDQUARTKRI ARHT OF TBI POTOUIG,
December 3, 1883.
At 3 o'clock yesterday morning parts of two
companies, numbering In' all silly men, be
longing to the Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry,
under command of Captain Wilson, who were
stationed at King George Court House, were at
tacked by about three hundred rebels, who
crossed the Rappahannock In small boats.
They crossed at a point aome distance thla side
of tho Court House, thus getting In between this
command aud the main body of the cavalry.
Forty out of thealxty made their escape, and
there Is reason to bellevethat more of them will
yet return.
Capt. Wilson Is among the missing. How
many rebels were killed and wounded la not
known.
The enemy left three dead. Citizens living
in King George county, aud who had applied
for guards to protect their property, were known
to bo among tho attacking party. They doubt
liss gave the Information which led to the at
tack. The following order waa Issued to-day by
General Burnslde. All others who may be
guilty of such gross neglect Of duty will thus
be promptly dealt with, without reference to
ranki
Hejldqcastzbs Arht of tor PoTOHac,
Camp near Falmouth, Dec. 2, 1863.
General Orders, No. 100. Captain George
Johnston, Third Pennsylvania cavalry, while
in charge of a cavalry picket, on tho 28th of
November, having by his negligence, after re
peated warnings from hla commanding ofllcer,
permitted hla party to bo surprised by the cue
my and himself and a number of hla otneera
and men to be captured, Is, subject to tho ap
proval of the President of the United States,
dismissed the setTlce for disgraceful andun-officer-like
conduct. The commanding gene
ral hopea and believes that a lack of discipline
in the regiment and brigade to which this ofll
cer belonged did not warrant him In so gross a
neglect of duty.
By command of Mat. Gen Burmsidc.
Liwis KtcnitOKD, A. A. Gen.
A flag of truce waa sent over the river this
morning for the purpose of conveying two
daughters of Dr. Sylvester Conway, of Freder
icksburg. Deserters from Ihe rebels continue to arrive
dally. They represent their army aa being very
destitute, particularly In clothing, 'o salt
meat has been Issued sluce they left Maryland.
Last week au order as Issued by Gen. Lee that
such aoldlers aa were without shoes make moc
casins from the raw hides otherwise, do duty
barefooted,
Caxx Race, Dec. 3. The steamship China,
from Liverpool, on the 23d of November, passed
here on Monday afternoon.
The United States frigate Saratoga arrived at
Lisbon on the 17th ultimo.
The intelligence of the removal of Geu. Mc-
Clellau from the command of the army of tho
i-oiomac, causeu a depression in American se-
cnrltles,
The London Times saya thla Is the first effect
of the elections on President Lincoln i Mc
Clellan is sacrificed to political Jealousy and
by the party In power j he being known to be a
conservative and opposed to the violent acta of
the Executive. It questions the success of tho
movement, aa It makes McClellan aconserva
tlve martyr.
The Arrnu and Aavu Qautle regards the re
moval of McClellan as a deflanco of the Gov-
ernmentof tho Democrats, and a humiliation
of President Lincoln. "No moment," It says,
has been more favorable for bold Confederate
movements than now.1 It questions Bnrn
slde's ability for the appointment.
'ino text oi tne nussian note rci using tue
French proposition of mediation fully bears out
the telegraphic eummsry.
lucre are vacuo rumors mat i ranee nat sent
another note to England, In response to Lord
itusscira reply.
Tho Liverpool J"w explalna that the "290"
recently launched Is not for the Confederates,
nut ror tne inina traae.
The sale of anndrv fast-salllnfiT coastlne steam,
ers, for the purpose of running the blockade, Is
reported.
A steamer, name unknown, recently left dhe
Mersey wltn six hnndred tons of arms, etc., for
the Confederates.
Tbo Timet and Pott reply to Secretary Sew-
aru'S reneciions on ine case oi mo Aiaoama,
and emphatically deny thcro aro any grounds
for the Federals to complain In the matter,
wncro rney reapea tne greatest oencnia.
Garibaldi. In a letter to W. Council Jewell.
pledges himself strongly in favor of tho North
as an opponent of slavery. Ho goca for the
abolition of slavery beforo any constitutional
question.
The continental newa Is Important. The
Timet again expatiates on the probablo effect of
the Democratic success In the recent elections.
It says no sudden chsnge in tho Federal policy
can do anucipaieu, out it ia enongn ai present
to know tho worst oi ircsiaeni uncotn'a meas
ures have been condemned, and will probably
be abandoned.
The Horning Herald regards McClellan'a re
moval as a terrible mistake of President Lin
coln, both In a military and political point of
view.
Tbe Saturday Uevim thinks that Napoleon
haa movements on foot which do not appcrou
the surface of hit mediation scheme, and eats
the express mention of the namo of "Confed
erate States," which they selected for them
selves, virtually lnvoh ca recognition, and the
proposal of an armistice implies an opinion
which may shortly be altered Into language
moru lnteltiglblo than words. It hlnta at a pro
bable alliance with the Southern States 'In con
nection with the Emperor's designs upon
Mexico.
latest via quibnstowm.
Athens, Nov. 23 The elections will com
mence on the Cth and will terminate on the 10th
of December. There la great probability of the
election of Prince Alfred to the throne of
Greece. This causes excitement among for
eign ministers.
The country la tranquil.
Boston, Dec 3. The bark Mary, at Queens
town on the 19th, from Falmouth, spoke, Oct.
13, In lat. 41, Ion. C9 30, the rebel steamer Ala
bama. New York, Dec. 3. Stocks went up hlier
to-day, under the rumor thai the Secretary of
the Treasury will recommend an additional
Issue of paper currency.
FROM HOLLY BPllINON.
TIIE ENEMY ON TIIE RETREAT.
CntcAOO. Dec. 3. A dispatch received here
from Holly Springs, Mist., states that the rebels
evacuated Tallahatchie on the 1st Inst. McAr
thnr't division occupied the forts there last
night. There was no fighting, consequently
the rebelt are believed to be in full retreat.
The telegraph la working to Wyatt, Mist., on
the Tallahatchie river.
. arasun, uarsrus.ss..,
rlvl'Js ..ill li-i la
Uca.'atkOTlTCaUk.taWaUalr Ar.H tlik
BlMkwsit.T, tak.s th. Celebrated Pitts.
bslrsx Batt.rx aisil m If timber or PT1S4iiaa
era. .IT . till'
The following hfr been received at Ihe head'
quarters of the armyi '
FOKTaiss Mokhob, Dec". Z.-ilajoT Otniral
II. W. JIMeck. OmmUtuhttft An expedition
sent xut from SntTolk, yesterday, by Majot
General Peck, captured tho celebrated Flttsbnrd
battery which waa taken from 'onr army, ano
drove the enemy across the Blackwater at Frank,
lln. We have thirty-odd prisoners, and art
picking np more on the roads. Many of lot
enemy killed and wounded. Onr losa trifling.
joim.iY. mi, jnajor uenerai.
ritosi cortTiucss Moxnoe,
Bontherts Items.
Fortress Moxroi. Dee. 3. There Is nc
newt to transmit from tbla point.
Southern papers contain tho following Items
Wilmikotok. N. C-rNov. 23. A dispatch te
iue uaity jovrruu irom iron ifisner, inia morn
Ing, aays that all Is quiet below. The Pocotall.
go and Uncle Ben went to tea safely last night
General D. R. Jones, of the rebel army, la It
Richmond tick, and with bnt alight hopes ofc
recovery.
n .. . '.. '...... r
"A Confederate States Navy Is now the lead
log Idea among the most sagacious minds or
the Booth."
"The steamer Kelbla was run Into and sunk
offtbe Bahamas. She was built In Scotland for
running the blockade."
The Charleston (S. C.) Comin of the '.'.'.111
nit. tayst The enemy have from ten to fifteen
wooden vessels lying In tight of thlt city,
where they have been allowed to Ito for months, j
notwithstanding onr having meant ror reach j
Ing and linking every one of them, with per.
ices aaiety to ourselves, is air. juauory taaii
lug for all of Lincoln's " Ironsides " tfPbe
finished!
Tho Ralelk-h ( N. C.) Dattu Proorsit of Nor.
27th aayt that Major General G. A. Smith It In
Petersburg, and In 'command of a force suffi
cient to protect th. approach to Richmond In
that direction.
FURTIIEIt FROM KtfROPE.
Distress 1st Knaxlaitda.Rports)l Mlansider.
.tandlnar Between Frauae. tad Eng
land. Pobtland. Dec. 3. The steamer Ilibernla
haa arrived. Her news has mostlr been re
ceived via Cspe Race, bnt the papers received
Dy ner contain some interesting aetans.
There la Increasing distress In the cotton
manufacturing districts of England, and It Is
attracting more attention from ine uovern-
ment.
The accounts from Garibaldi are cheering to i
Mm eVtanAa r
Political offendera and returned Hungarian I
remgeca naa oeen arrested Dy tne emperor oi i
Austria. 3V
Tbe steamers Saxonla and Itanson would take I
out a lanre auantltr of arms for New York.
The British Anti-slavery Society has Issued
an aaaresa to call ror tympatny witntne eman
cipation oi inononn.
The Spanish papers hint that Mexico is dev
tlncd to become a French Canada. f
It is reported that there Is mnch disappoint
ment in France at the course of Russia in re
gard to Intervention.
The London Jtrali says that the relations of
France and England have assumed an nnsatts
fact6ry character. English cabinet councils
have become freancnt.
The elections in America are the theme of
general comment In England, The prevailing
impression is tnat tne Democratic successes
are a step towards peace.
It Is rumored that an attempt had been made
on tne ute or tne l-mperor napoleon.
SPECIAL NOTICES.
tf-MWS LUCILI.K WESTERN court.
eouiif announces to the theatrical publto of W aa).- I
inKioiiinainerienginy rniagemeni ot uxwreicia. i
unnri Theatre-
An encasement which haa been enuallr rralif. Itie I
to her peraooal prltie and to her profcaaTonal am
onion, win cenauuy vtoie on
Saturday Krentna; next, Dec. 0.
On which occaalon ihe will bid adieu to a Dubllc.
whose hearty klnttoeie and liberal patronage hail
iMBacatru ucr mrmury ui many vi urn lunurii ami i
aappiei. proieaiionai remem oranges
To thoie other friends who hare signified to Ur"!
their intention of making her the recipient of a
Complimentary Benefit ou .Friday, Dee. G,
MIm IVftttatra
Begs to be allowed this means of lirntfj-tor. her' I
appreciation of their kindness, and Adding the as J
surance or ner most exalted esteem ana ner fervent I
t nanus tor tms additional and unexpected rat or.
deo 4 2t
Or KNIGHTS TEMPLAIU-The members '
ofWashington Commandery No. 1 will meet at
their Asylum, corner of Ninth and D streets, at 1
o'clock to-day, (THURSDAY) to attend the funeral
oi air n. r atccie.
By order of the K. Commander t
DANIEL BUCK,
dec 4 Recorder.
P EH MASONIC A special communication of fl
toiumDia novai Arcn wnapicr no. id, win wnrw ai r
Central Masonic Hall, at I o'clock this p.m , for J
the purpose of attending the funeral of our late
companion, r. nun itwii n. n. oiccir. vjui,jiu
Ions In good standing are fraternally 1 lted to at
tend. 8. JOHN THOMSON,
Secretan .
By order of the M. K. H. P. deo 4
tr-MAHOMICA sDeclal meeting of the M.
WTurand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of?
tbe District, will be hew this (THURSDAY) eieuk
Inc. at l li o'clock, for the Duroose Darin the Inst 1
tribute or respect to the memory of our deceased 9
brother, Horatio N. Steele, W. Q, Vis. and Socre- fi
tary, Punctual attendance Is requested tj
dec 4 G. heeretarj .
n-MASOltlO KUIfKRAI The funeral &?,
Brother II. N. Steele will be solemnized TO-MOU-i
ROW (THURSDAY) p.m. The Craft will aenvl
ble at their Hall, corner of Moth and D streets, al
l O'CIOCJC. ine procession win ieavo.no naitnivi
o'clock. All Aiasons la good standing are most
cordially lnvnea xo join uw procession.
8 , T 1 H 6 O X .-
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Thuu rtftt a hcalthv anntftlt.
They are an antidote to chance of water and diet. h I
iney overcome enecis oi uisaipauuu auu ii
hotirt. .
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They cure Llrer Complaint and Ncrou ile-id';
They are the best Bitters In the world rhej
make the weak man strong, and are exhausted
nature's great restorer. They are made of pure ,
St. Croix Rum, the celebrated Callsaya Bark, roots
and herb, and are taken with the pleasure of a,
beverare. without rerard to are ortlmeofd.tr .
Particularly recommended to delicate persons re-
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tu , ivn jtroAuwaj'i new rors, se w m
trs-ltalchclor'a Hair Dre The Best In I
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Hair Dye produces a color not to be distinguishes
irom nature i warraaiea not itr injurs nair in int
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orates tne nair tonne, unti, ncu, or nuauui
HAIR Instantly turns a splendid Vlackor Brown. J
learins ne nair wow anu uraumui. bum vy an
CpThegenulnels signed WM. A. BATCHELOR,
on the four sides of each box.
Factory, nq. Ml isarciay street, (i-atr aaa uroa-
way and li
i iv uona,) new voric. my ' ty
Cf- The Great Peuuayl vaula Iloute-The
Quickest and safest route to the Northwest and
outhwest. Twothroughtralnsdallr, and one ou
Sunday. Soldiers tickets at Government rates to
all the principal points In the North and West
For tickets and further Information aDDlv at the ol-
flceofthe "Great Pennsylvania Route." northeast j
corner Pennsylvania aienue andSixtn atreet, un
der National Hotel Office open from 7 a m to 6
p. m ton Sundays 9 ta 4 p. m
v ' v K. O. NORTON,
aug 8 ly Arent
t3r Sneelal Notice. On and after Tuesdaw
. TTl . t.aA ..A-I .V.A Dm lll n. and rik(..l
April 1,
11 1, ISO?, IUV iraiua VU uiv uaiiiuiuiti un uuw
Jtauroaa Will commenco iuhhiuj unj( (uuui)i,
excepted,) leaving this biatlon at 7 40 a m. aiid
eonneetlag at Washington Junction with MailL
T..in (n. all tistrtti nftha Wttat ila Vhtllnr nr!
Parkertburg. Through tickets sold and bargsre 1
cnecxed r. siutin,
M. of Transportation B. fc O. R. R
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