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CASH IX AD.ANd*.
The eform-v ef the tlnee Imp wins the necewlty of payln*
.mih lb." everyth a* need'al fhr the publication of A newspaper
I - P«i;e! at. tome •.:•*•* »lac*, to »t oaoce that to no e»ie would
we mter t eaSecrlber't tweot car books unleee the order for the
paper in accompanied by the a mey tj pay for the tame. A lit
tle et pert enoe of the time* hat notno'y conftrmed utla thi* deter
ado»•**». bwt rompella a* It onnonnc* to all the *ubienb*r* to
the Irity already on our hooka. that n -ceteity force* at to adept
the earn- rule In r yard to them, al l-att nntil the tinea will Juetl
fy a 1 Sere at coaric. To thU end w* will forthwith commence the
work o" *ep tin* on! ear bd* from the oWc*, mol* ont In *uch
a-a 'UU • ae will, wh-o paid, place each eubarrtber la advance on
aoc mat o' euba clpUon; and th' • will be d me to at to place each
suoecrtber's bill before h'm within th* ae*t three month a On the
let of Jareh, 1 edi, the name* of all who hare not pnld occir.iln ;
to th roe term* wl i 1 b£ eraerd from oar bo ’be, and r -fttla: ly Itu-re
-43,'T rio-lce will be tent to oar tuaecrlb,r* of the eepiratlon
of their eahtorlptlonyar and alike conrteadopted with all, nnleee
paymen '* medr. Seif preaerraCon compel* th-t coora* or elte It
womd not be adopted. ,
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Apeloxr fmr Vnukee Cowardice.
The Freucu nave carried heecieteeof cookery to it*
perfection, nod te-ttel the a'Utility of all human substan
ce* With them it is a proverb
“ Pit moi et 7nr fw maacer, ji It dirai ce yue tu e*."
Tcil me what you e*f, and l will tell you wh%t you are
Ti is, by tbe wnv, would be qui» pczx'injt 10 the icm*,e*
of tome of our ' Firs'-clao* Hotels,* just about thi* lime;
• —the variety sad iadeocribability oi many of the condi
ment* betved no, ter Jin? vastly to ar pravate the d.tfi
cult* of a.'-Akacw c l,'e. But« uj* ntowiowt. The Fret ch,
ia perf •c.iag their vaunted science of O wwisslx,
have htd to exp! arc and ana!' i» the whole animal and
vewMahln kipodoma. The elen enta of every subsiance
had to be ascertained, and their ti n*** aud capacity a*
articles ot food subjected to chemical torts. That certain
an m ds should h* eaten in their infancy, as k d*, P’g*
t •jchon* do a';) others in tucir maturity, a* mutton
aid beef; while others again, such as pheasant* and
pir rt-Jges, should be kept before cooking, nntil d.ccni
position ha* progressed to the point, that the feather*
la.1 off. and others again, like tiih and all aquatic birds
shoul 1 i>e cocked as soeti as caught—are a few of the
p'ic'.i'al iru.tj eliminated bv their ccieut.fic rxp'ora
uons For many age*, the Human Gjutm'I* were the
err* <>t i.;e gourrjao dialog world, bemuse their taste wis
o delicate, that they coulJ dis.inguish ti-h taught be
twe,- tlia two bridges from tLoss caught below. Wret
Stucho Par n boasted, that he came ol a discrimina
ting rtce, because two of bis v ee- to-*, in dri .king from
a keg of wine, one detected the flieor of le^th- r and
the o:br iba- of iron, and a key with a leather string
was found io it, he »*• considered little better than ar
1 g bf ind PsraH^F, oi. which it rested, wben lasi'aSicep
■f 'd *ell the n tot liti’u les in which a dcim wine* wcit
matured with as much certainty as B.ot or Arugr
eoui-i predict an eclipse. Of course tb-y hay*
discovered the peculiar, physical and moral effect!
, every die-. They know whit produces knav.*
what coward*, what heroes, wt a-, lechers. Their book?
, are fid.d with exoerimeiiLs end dis*en*'*oiis, in i!hia. r*
tioa aud confi-iaatjon of their various positions. Io
gU-cijg over the page* of one of the moat brilliant and
fascinating writers i 8-i'lat Savaron,)wehave been struck
with the wouderful exactitude with which be has, ou sci
eatifle pri ,eiples, del neared the g-eat Yankee Nation —
A cirdiig to his theories, sustained by experiment,
and rind ra'ed by fact*, cod fi .h and potatoes cannot fall
to engender cow ir.'s. Po'a'oes, he says, tb ttiud in that
proper y which sof.ens the fibre* and imoairs the cour
age. Fish belongs to the eegxwar m tijrt . and as a diet
is heating, irritating and ixhiueting. The writer gires
some curious and highly entertaining facta, which fell
under his o»j observation, in support ot the justness ol
his premises.
Whei Leverr er vi-idiea-ed the calculus and by figures
demonstrated the existence of the planet Neptune, and
de-guate d its very place in the regions of space, and
when Gilie took 1 is teleeccpe and found it, wher^ his
| cileulati .ns pi .ced it, Jl ithrma'.icscocked his hat, and
there was a shout of surprise and joy throughout the
learned world. But the j >y on that occasion was not
odsuparahje to w'rat It wilt be, when the nee* reach s
Pari*, that the Yankees have eaten the leek, and tha' it
is true io 'act as in theory, that cod*.A and pula -t•
»i'; not Ay At. T le French Academy, as*l»ted by all the
•s *'<»** of the Me ropolls, will forthwith hold an t a ra
ordinary session, the important fact, so highly flittering
to G-avronumic science, will b« formally entered on tb*
minutes, aid constated to all posterity. Krerv au
thor, who hat written a book ou the food of nations, and
d-iuonstraed th-ounccuiu between poor fool and poor
fighting, will issue a new and enlarged edition, illustra
‘v- "7 *-■ i * i tliu poutw*.
Ii will be amu-iag to see the Great Yankee Naticn
piaamg thr >n *h thjal-mVo of the French philo*op‘ere,
and taking their plica aide br aids with the Chinese in
. »a» category of blusteri g and dastardly nations.
This ai m -aUr? explau.vion coastitut r* the best ap-.|
ogy for the cowardice of the Yinkrea, that the case a i
mitsof. I. prjeuppwea they are not free egen's-but
the cr a'ures of circumstances, o»er which they have no
control. They eati’a help the meagre lood, la Jie’a ick
(A/i /s■, which i dm a to ipia-ruipa-d deprives of
cijragc, with which their dreary rcgiju supplies them.
They nutosy the lav cf their being. When it is re
in -nbered tsv. th i-Prime Mi lister inebriates himself
da l? with those oui i-oulati.cg b -verages—gin and cham
pugn*. it is only the m>re aurp-ie' lg thi: they did cot
adopt the white tea her as their aalional badge, from the
beginning.
Herr ok for Ike Teek.ee ' F.,? I, 61ja’ellt f
Old >r .tt.
A Northern piper reports, by authority, that this mass
of vanity and putrefac ion did not come back the bearer
of any meaaag- from ubroad. He became alarmed,
thought war between K lglaad *n<f Yatkcedom imminent
and Inevitable, and he feared he m:ght be cut off from
hie gr-utow, and reduced to BUrration ia a foreign
land. It is true that he and Bishop Hughes, and acme
three or four snobbish, nasal-twanging Yankees, made
arrangements for an interview with the Emperor of ihe
French. But they reckoned without their host. Tlie
principal personal, the E nperor, cams op missing. It
■ aa the pity of Hamlet, with the part of Hsmbt left
out. The omission was aig ificant. I; admonished old
H.ott that he hid as little to rvp ct from France as from
K igland. He took the hint, and horrlfd hs rotten car
oms more rapidly btek than he did forward across the
Atlant'u.
The Fu ies of Greek tragedy are pureuing him, and
they naver give up a ctuae. We shall see him yet in an
iron cage, and show him round the land, a mouumeut
and a warning'
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A uffihar .MM for • How wHU Croat Hrttata. 1
The K-o Grand; is a neutral stream, the bouudary be
tween Me too and the Confederate 8'.ates. This river f
says the New Orleans DtUa, has been blockaded by the c
United Stales navy, and is now closed to the commerce e
of the world. The sh:ps of foreign nations bound for j
Matamoros and other Mexican porta are forbidden en- (
trance into the river. The first vessel which was order- 5
ed off happened to be an English ship with a freight for
an English house at Matamoros. No better illustration
coaid be given of the forbearanoo or imbecility of the
British government in relation to this blockade than
would be their acquiescence in snch an exclusion of the .•
merchant vessels from the port of a nation not engaged
in this war. They have a'ready abundant proofs of the
ineffectiveness of the blocdade in regard to Confederate
porta. Neither Great Britain, Franc* nor tho United .
Sates ever before recognised or permitted snch a block
ade as that which the United Statea have attempted to
maintain, or one so destructive to the interests of their
pocpl*. But if they choose to submit to it, we do not
know that it becomes us to object, whatever we may
think of their consistency or manhood. But when the
audacious government of Linooln attempt to extend
their btockaie to the ports of other independent na
tions, it appears to ui that there are no limits to the im
pudence and insolence of that government, or to the
forbearance and submission of tbs great camm'roial
powers of Europe.
A TUiairly Publication.
The I.radon "Herald,” of December 5th, says:
“This day is published, price Is., The South, its Pro
ducts, Commerce and Resources, by Colonel Thomas Jor
dan, Adjutant G'tieral to Major General Beauregard, 1st
Cor’p., Confederate Army of the Potomac. William
Hlaekwc i A Sons, Edinburgh, and 57 Paternoster-row,
L mdon.’
Col. Jordan is among the moit intelligent and accom
plished off -.-rs in the Confederate serric.', and we have
no doubt that, in this pamphlet, he has done his work
well. Nothing could be more timely than its publ ca
tion.
Cita*i.*sr3iii*as is the Ashy.— Tho Charleston
M rcory gives a list of the Companies furnished by that
city for the war. They number thirty-six companies of
iufautry and r.tl »men, seven batteries of light artillery,
with about 50 pieces, 1*1 J five mounted corps. In «Ht
t' companies, which, at the minimum number of 64 al
lowed by law, mrkes 3-‘72 men.
But besiles thete, says i.he Mercury, * we have the
R -giment of Reserves, ‘consisting of eight companies,
and ten companies of Firemen, who have been drilling
lor the past twelve mouths ; besides the Sixteenth Reg
iment, consisting of eight Beat Companies, which were
lately in active service, and which have just been dis
banded, preliminary to being reorganised under the
provisions of the recent Military law. When we re
member hundreds of our most reliable citixens, who are
w irking nigh; and day in the preparation of war mate
ria!, and who are, for this rea‘00, kept from service in
the fi dd, it cannot be questioned that our city has dot e
her share in the good work.”
AsTi-Waa SsstUkst is Tin Nobtbwist.—The-fol
lowing is an extract from a letter received from a town
in Iowa, by a gentleman in Memphis, which the Memphis
Appeal is allowed to publish. The writer says:
There is a very large party throughout the North that
would be glad to have peace as scon as possible; In any
w,y and upon any terms. A gond many are beginning
•a COT.* to their set 8", now that it is too late, only to
ti id t'.a' thi war is giiug to ruin us all throughout the
North, while its W dercy npp,ars to be only to put the
North and South further spirt than ever before. Busi
ness here is at a perfect stand •‘till—everything hasstop
ed. there is no money; the produce of the country
« a’lrot b* sold at any price, and all here have about ar
rived at the conclusion that we are all going to ruin as
last a* possible. Tie policy of every ore is to contract
, i rv to wit d up itfurs generally as soon as^lijs
The Northern pip-’r* say that the captain of the Iro
qttoie a to be court-martialed, and will probably be pun-"
i-ned in cooseqoeLcis of bis ftilure to capture the Sum
ter at Martiu qie. The inquiry suggeshi itself, why do
not the Liicoluites court-martial and punish the com
mmders of blockading vessels on our Southern ccast
f-r permitting rebel vessels ‘‘to e'Scape," almost every
week, from “secession ports" into the broaj expanse of
w iter-? Ls the commander of the Iroquois to besaeti
fi.-ed for |he wounded pride and ambition of the Y*ek< *
Government.
A Northern de*p»vh says the fed. ra1 government has
information of much suffering and destitution in Rich
mond. And we have information of much suffering und
Ls itution in Washington—a suffering from loss of
character and destitution of honor on the part of the
government. Poverty and rugs in R'chmond were pre
ferable to the degraded “purple and tine linen" ol the
L’tciln dynastv.
A new military law has been passed by the Texas
Legislature, in which the word “militia” has been entire
It ignored, and the term “State troop*” adopted, placing
the entire force of the State on a war footing. This law
has been drawn with great cars.
Shelby county, Trnn. with but seven thousand voter*
h is sent fifty companies to the war, and will soon have
ten more orga’-ix’d for home service.
JIM LANE AGAIN ON THE STPMf’.
Ths no’oriout J tn. Line of Kmsas, who is furiously
for stealing n. groes, as well as for Cameron’s policy of
arming them, iu a speech at Washington City the other
day, illustrated his position a^fo’liws
“ I won quite a reputation when I went to school, a«
i fighting boy. Every Saturluy night we ’fought out.’ -
1 was iv thin one of the head, but the champion, Joe
Damb, wa» • great hu k of a fellow, weighing twice as
m :ch as I di 1, and as s’rong as an ox, and I could’nt
whip him a’ fair pl»y. Ours was the tough and tumble
stale. I knew I con'd whip him if I waited to
erow, but my reputation demanded that I should
•jo it tfcen. So I watched for a boil to come, or
something to happen that wi n'd give ms an advantage
0 :e dav I heard that Joe had bem in a swimming, and
.a ..... ku I.. k,k. I_ a., i.." li_
aid got bitu to show me the cxict spot. I k-pt quiet,
and when Saturday cam', I was read? to fight him. —
J * struck out at me, I dodged hi) heavy blows, and
went in and kicked him on the shin (Or at laughter.)
He b« I'owed llko a calf and cried enough ! (Laughter.)
We are row at war with the South, and I am iu to whip.
I Voice—Aif A-m oh the A ruin ! " immoderate - laughter
long continued )
Tne Cincinnati Commercial publishes the above and
then puts it to J m Line io the follow ng pertinent style :
But, Sena or Lane! is the Rebellion “ a great hulk of
a fellow, weighing twice as much" as the Oovernment •
Would you have kicked Joe upon the bruise if you bad
b'en “a great huik of a fellow, twice as big as he was ?"
Aw Accocwt Pqraaxn —It will be rememberSR that
oue of the unexphidef shell- found in the Navy Yard at
I’eu<ic''i» after the bombardment finally “went off” sev
eral days alter and killed two of our men who were tty
i g to remove the fuse. That account of blood aas
squ ired, with a vengearc), it seems, by a similar perform
ance cf one of our shelliwrhioh IfII iu Pickens. The olfl
cer of the N.agara who writes the narrative of the recent
fight, 1M1 this pti-sgrsph .
A -ad accident htppened at Fort Pickers this morn
ing. As some of the men were removing the “fuses”
a d emptying the powder from the shells that fell inside
the fort and did not explode, a spark of fire from the
chistl u-ed in removing the fuse caused the shell to ex
plode, killing five men and wounding two. ‘
(i on narui Piorn.—Yesterday one of our city 1
wharves presen’ed quite an active scene, in cons queue*
of a Sis ili’plsy of merchani'x i which crowded the sur
rounding space ard which was being discharged from a
vessel lately from foreign parts.
The cargo t nested of K glish Blankets, Confederate 1
(irev Cloths, Hardwaro in casks, Ooff-e, Soap, Candles, 1
Cudfi-h, Spool Cotton, K igl-sh Paper and Kovelopos, '
Butter, A-rowroo', Cheese, I,mens, Hosiery, Buttons,
Needles, Spat i*h Segars, and various other articles of 1
great value at this rime —Charleeton Courier of 'J‘h.
The IPAtg says that Vicksburg is turning Out from '
eight to tea brass cannon per week. Some of them are i
rifled. |
HI LONDON HERALD ON LINOOL1TR MESSAGE i
[f.maUe LojUm Heraldi (D.rby er<an), D<e. 14 ]
At the comnn-neetneut of the message the President
■fera to foreign countries generally in terms which we 1
innot r,gard as dignified, aud which app»ar to ns in
xcusable. It is fi.et iuUmated that the “dmloyaT cit
tens of the Union may have invoked foreign aid and
itetvention. The term "d floyal” is manifestly inappli
able to any of the members of a cot federation of
cates It begs the whole constitutional question at is
uc between North and South. Wo have next an orac
hr statement of the probable motives and conduct of
oreigu nations that might bo thus invoked. “ Nations
bus temp'ed to interfere are not always able to resist
he councils of seeming expediency and ungenerous »m
litiou although measures adopted under such influences
eldorn fail to he uVo lunate and injurious to those
adopting them ” Mr. Lmooln now makes a jump from
be position that such a-s:s ance may have been asked,
o the statement that it has been asked. “Tde disloyal
■iliz.-us of tho United States, who have oil-red the ruin
if our courtrv in return for the aid and comfort which
> ev have invoked abroad, have received less patronage
md encouragement than they probably expected. And
vhv not? No feeing ol jus ics or sense ot internation
,1 obl’ga'ions it seem*, cun possibly influence the deci
,ion of these foreign courts. All that they think of is
heir own immediate interest To serve that they may
expected to throw overboard all moral.and social ob
igalons. What else can possibly be implied in the fol
owing sentence, iu wbioh it is lamely eougit to traqafor
o the South tbe odium of the slur that is cast upon the
jonor ol the great Europna Powers —" If it were just
to assume that foreign uatious, la this case discarding
,11 moral social and trea y obligation, would set sorely
,u-l selfishly for tbe mo< speedy restoration of com
merce, including especially the acquisition of cotton,
those i a’ioi s appear ae vet r.ot to have seen their way
to t eir object more directly or clearly thrtugh the de
duction than through the preservation of the Union
Toie sneering if not insulting, language can only be
understood to apply to Frxrci aud England. They may
divid- the compliment between them, and we are not,
therefore, surprised at the indignant remarks which have
b-en elicited from the press in Pans by the P usages
which we have quoted from Mr L:ncoin’s message. The
intention 'lisclos d by the government orcan in New
York to put a he .vy duty upon imports from t ranee,
i.that the providence of American prosperity may feel an
interest in summing it,” is notlkely to add to the good
fueling of our neighbors for tbe Northern government.
T lat government havitig already far more on its hand,
than It can manage, Bcems midly bent upon irrUa-tng all
the world, and driving it. whether it will or no, to es
D niie the Southern side in the quarrel
Tbe*1* submenu are incorrect, acd thess iuferencea
„, unfair. We do not believe that the South has peti
tioned for the aid of any foreign nation. Mr Divis bis
s-ated the contrary, and ho knows that unless tho North
should determine ou going to »ar with England or
Prince »nv trust in either woul i be hopeless, r or our
selves we early decUr-d our neutral poeition, and if in
ativ respec' we have departed from our programme it ha*
b>en in f«vor of the North, We have recognis-d au in
efl ciive blo-kade, which has crippled Southern commerce
—a recoguirion at variance wi'.h the law ol nations. Im
msiise quantities of rid » aud mumuons of wsr have been
shipped from Engliud to the North, while similar *i.ppli.s
to the Sou-h have been sail'd upon bv federal enlist rs.
We have not recognised the government of the bouth
ora States, although at a dt facto government tt hat had
„ fair claim to our ack'o.ule Igcmekt. The Southern
might argue that we hive depart from our neutrality
iu cue* where it was d.fflcult to maintain It Oen-waUy
_• b.a mnifii nn tn i 4 litfalt Ali i U '6H 38 IU**
partial as it o in. If the James Adger has been allowed
io relit in our porta, so in it» turn has the NaehvUle. IT
the Oonfede ate captsiu had sc t'd upon General Boot
while a passenger in the Dover p icket, of course we
should have demanded bii immediate realltu lj>u. No
o her course w*s opjn to us whea we heard that four
Bontheru gentlemeu hadbeeu forcibly abduc ed from the
mail steyprr Treat. Newspaper article*, votes of Oon
Zre«- and reports, of the Navy D partment nolwuhstsud
’ Mr. Lined i will have to choose between a prompt
surrender of hi* captives and the alternative of a war,
which will annihilate America cn the sea aid do her some
m-chief oo the land, and at th • same time eettlejbrerer
the question ol the great sreetsioa._
r.0D the Dublin freeman. Pec S.
SMITn O'BRIEN ON A WAR WITH ENGLAND.
In a letter addressed by Mr. Win. Smith O'Brien to
Mr. Reward S»cretary of State cf the Uoited Statt*, we
tind the lollowing ailuaion* to recent events:
By the rec nt eeiaure of the Confederate Comm rston
ors on board of a British mail steamer, the Government
trbiinbVie' -fnfrnnrmnTatt1 n J
was designed as a bold and difiant answer to the in
solence which has been directed » gainst the American
nation by every organ ol Briti h opinion rver since the
civil war broke out in the Uoited Su es. However
tph may be, it i* assuredly an act which is fraught with
consequence that may henaf'er become most disastrous
to horn parties who are now ointending with each other.
Unless K igltnd consent to firego all claim* to man
1 ooJ or uatiuual honor, she must resent thii se'mre,
hud, if the South be di-posed to accept her co-operation,
the successors of Washington must be prepared to en
counter haiirds more datig rous than have ever menac
ed the Western R-public Unind, the Slates of America
might defy the world; hut, while they are divided, the
interposition of a powerful atbiter rtu>t rule their d-Mi
mes. Tne navy of England, issuing from the ports of
Halifax, St. Johns, Bermuda a id ol the West Indie*,and
cooperating with a land foroe which appears to be lit
tb short of half a million of men, will not only raise
the blookad • of ever* Southern part, but will sweep the
Americas c'ast from New Brunswick to the Potomac,
burning every town and city which lie? within reach of
tie formidable proj-ctib* of modern artillery, and cap
firing every commercial ve*#rl that may feature to quit
tie protection of a Federal fortress.
A* for Canada, the modern statesmen of England ca e
little whether it call itself British or American; but if
an attempt be made hv the Federal State* to force the
Canadians into an incorporation with the Northern see
t ou of tbs republic, they *il e'mp'y bring upon them
selves an aJdi ional foe. They will be attacked cn tleU
Northern as we'l a* their Southern frontier, and, tkiie
O'/erm itched, they will be compelled to yield to the dic
tates of necessity and submit to an ignominious peace.
This is the course ol events which British opinion now
anticipates. Scarcely a single Kugl shman or Irish Wist
in IV irv IV.I -w v. . -I- ■ jv.v - uin ■»< vi.il
war broke out in Ameriei, because the English prop's
have been made to feel that the United States were be
earning a Power with who c a'cetidat-ey they would soon
be unable to cope. K ir the same r»*«on I am convinced
that they would now rrjoicr to obtain an opportunity of
deatroyirg the Northern section of the republic by firm
ing an alliance with the Southern. They would thus ac
quire, without impediment, the cotton and other raw
mater all with which the Southern States hive been ac
cuHomed to supply them, whilst they would extinguish
the political and commercial greatness ol a tormidable
rival.
Iu view of these contingencies do I ask you to lower the
•‘Stars and Stripes," and to humble yourself to England ?
By no means; bu‘ I earnaulv entreat you to renew re
lation* of amitv, if not of affection, with those who are
your natural friend*, who ought to be your brothers iu
alf 'Ction as they arc your brother* bv the relation of kin
dred. Answer the British demands in the language of
diplomacy, ynte authorities and precedents to show
lint you arc j is'ifl.'d by the law of nations, and sp-c al
ls by tbe example of Kng'aud, in the s- z ire of these
Commisti iners. Such discussiot s will give you tim; lor
deliberation a ml for preparation ; but lose not an heur
iu liberating the Coni mi -sinners. Scud them to the Cot •
feierst! headquarter', aud tell them to return to Wash
ington as pleuipotet t'aries duly auth ;r i -d to treat rt
spectog the t*rms ot an immediate suspension of a mi,
at.d rtsp •c'iog an «arly adjustment of the questions at
i -sue he wern the Northern an 1 Snntbern Stated.
If t iii be tbe languig.- of common sense do not de
spise it because it comes from au island which baa for
ages bien the victim of inisgovernment. I believe that
tbe language which I now huld bespeaks the sentiments
of a large majority ot my fellow countrymen ; and there
* not among the n tious of the eirlh a people who enter
tain towards tho United States ot America so much af
ec ioo as is f It by the Irish. They have not forgotten
ihtt they w.rj received a id fostered by tho Americans
xt a lime when they were driven from their homes bv
English misgovern me»', and wh-n their death, pto.crip
tion and txtln were hailed by England with a shcu of
xult.tion which was cot cot.fi :ed to tho prtjndicid
uoases for whom were written the memorable words,
'The Cil.s are gone. T.tank Qod! the Ctl's are gon-—
-one wi h a vengeance.” They are even still reminded
ia’. this exultation wis shared, aud is shated, by tho
eadiugs'atesmeu of England—by ministers and viceroy*
vho are still iu tho habit of ti iding in every decrease of
he pop'ilation of Ireland a sutjaet of congratuU'ion.
If you make peace with the South there will be no
var with E iglind. Sum; convenient and plausible pro
ex' will bo diacov. red for forbraring to resent the af
rqnt which has been offered to the British flag. E g
and would not hesitate to asaail you as she has a*sa l<d
ho Chineso, if you were unablu to d*fend yourselves;
iut when she shall find that tbe shores of America
rj to be ilefeuded by a million of armed men, who
lave pmfiled by tho ox periotic' of at loss! one cam
aigu ; when she shall find that ev. ry hat bur at.d every
iver, front the frontier of Maine to tho extremity of
'eiaa, is about to so i d out privateers which will inter
ept even in Australia the goldladeu vessels of Eng
and; when she rtcollecti that if she places a ng;- '
n*nt on the border, of Canada a fag portton
■nrimcnt will d:*crt to the United rttatce; when aho
that if .he gee. to war with mired America
hr will be met by two hundred thousand Irish soldier.,
rbo pant lor ai) opportunity of avenging the wrongs ot
heir race—when ehe is coucious that five million, of
ashmen, inhabiting an Wind which lie.by her.id., will
ympa'biie with America rather than with England m
inch a Straggle—when .he forebodes with gloomy fore
st, that the glory of England wnl forever pis* away
md become matter of history, if ever F ranee and Amer
ca .ball unite in hostility to her—when .he knows that
;he ruler of France i. watching, like an eagle, foran op
aortunity to pounce upon his prey, and ‘hat Fra
»e supported by the sympathy of Spam, and Krat ’
tude of Italy, she will be .low u» encounter these h**
ards, even in defence of the flag that “has braved a thou
sand' years tho battle and the breexs.”
FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST—THE LATE
MOVEMENTS OF THE ENEMY.
From the Cha-le too Courier of the-ttb.
The anxiety to hear yesterday from our troops now
directly feeing the enemy at Port Royal Ferry was in
tense. 11t apt-ears now that the report of a renewal of
the fi-jht on Thursday was unfounded.
first attempted a landing being driven to their gunboat*
were afterward, reinforced and succeeded in effecting a
landing. Under cover of their gunboats they took^pos
session of the ferry and the battery erected at it* be»d.
The guns, however, with the exception of one, which
was accidentally thrown from iu o.rriage and afterward*
?n ked. were safely removed by our troops. A report
fr-m Fome of the pickets that the enemy were marcb.ng
on the Combahee road, endeavoring to outfltnk our
troops, caused them to fall back about three miU* and
take up a position out of the reach of the fire from the
8UOur*rick*t*, we learn, extend ns far a* Garden’. Cor
ner and Bridge Oburcb. The euemy havo commen-ted
entrenching at the Ferry. Their gun boats the most ot
reste.dvy were engaged in shelling the wood, and plant
atio s iu the neighborhood of Port Royal, deveral
buildings at Page’. Poiut, iu striking di-lauc", were rid
dled with .hell. It i. believed that these movement,
of the enemy in running up the small creek, and inlet*
are with a view ol testing the moat advantageous po.nl
to throw a large attacking foroe upon the line of the »•
vann.h railroad. They will find it a ’hard road to
travel,’’ however, should they ever gam confidence
enough to advance to meet our troops on anything like
lunay not be prudent to speak of the preparations
that have been made lor their reception, but w. feel as
.need that their movements wid not b. so rapid nor so
nleasant as those which have been made upon a. element
where co opposition could well b. made to their pro
g ms.
Ff„» the Courier of the ft h.
Cpt. 8. Elliot', Jr., of the Bsaufort Artiliery, wltha
detachment of Ms own oomputy and a number of raeu
from Cspt. Rad liff«’* commaud, at Red Bluff, went o
a aeoutiug-Fxpsdilion Thursday aid returned bom* Sat
u d iv morning, with seventy four beef cattle, a large
quantity of fo«ge, provisions, At , from several c tbe
L lands exposed to the deprcd.tiooa of tho enemy.
T ey visiteJ Port Royal Ferry, os fa- as the bulk lead,
and report all that ueighborno-ed char, the enemy hav
ing re embarked, and not a gunboat to he son. Five
ire.Mv made grave, w-re di-covered in the vicinity of
the late cor fl. *, snowing the loss of the enemy to have
b >en severe, as an eve witness states that several of their
men were borne off on the shoulders of their comrades.
The re pul. * of the enemy on Wednesday was another
brilliant achievement of the b.tyo .M in the haids of
.. i. ..#a with S iiitnern ppirit —
It furnishes additional evidnco of (be weak point of tha
few with whom we have tooontend, and the superiority
of Southern valor. This fight his .erred great.j to elate
onr troops, for if the enemy attempt* an advance hts ar
t llery can only bo got forward with most enormous la
bor and bv snail-like approaches, through narrow de
li cs where every inch of ground will bs ho'ly contested
bv our (harpshooters and the bayonets of an .nturiated
We Regret to learn that in the late encounter Lieut.
Power, a gallant young ofii -er in Ool. Jones’regiment,
was killed by the same shell from the enemy which took
off eome seven nr eight of our men at one stroke. T ie
re.-iment w»« marching in column of four, -hen a bell
on board of one of the enemy a gunboats was heard to
ring and a moment a'ter a she 1 posted through the ad
vancing column, knocking down iu vicums, andexplod
rd at a dista; or of about for y yards from the rauks^
Not one of our men was killed by a musket balk The
enemv fired one volley at Hr four compame* of Colone
Punovant’s regiment who charged on them- Two ol
. n-~...n were alitrhllv it iur.od by this voll-y,
aion.a. and by d ff .rent roads. One divtsion was met by
Ooh Jones' men and the other by the four compxnirr
(rotn Ool. Djnovanl’a regiment, and both were driver
back bv the charge with the btyonet.
We learn that after the fight was over, a Ihg of truce
went over from our aide wilh a proposition for time to
r-'move the wounded Doctors K. B. Turnipseed and
Hough, while bringing them off and dressing the wouudf
of those requiring immediate attention, were fired upon
bv the enemy. Comment is unnecesrary.
The Yankee prisoner, who was found on the fi -Id
wounded, had beeu shot through the lung. When our
m»n lint approached he begged race', piieously for his
lie, expecting to recuve no quarter. When taken to
t le hospital, however, h» became eonv what bolder, it is
supposed from the delirium ciused by his wound, and
abused the Sruth with a great deal of the coarse brm
bastie language of the Northern p-ees, siying that the
S mth was about to cave in, ,Vj. lie died about twelve
o’clock, Thursday r.ight.
We omitted to mention in our former reports the im
portant service rendered by a sec ion ol Cap ain Waller
L -axe's Virginia hattety,which had taken up a strong po
aition and fired several rounds at the enemy with good
eff ct."
dilzt,
On the lith of December, 15*1, or typheld ffTer, Mr. A. C.
MARTIV, a memherof C»pl B M. Doujltv’ Company of “Virginia
Range >. ’
Hia d-alh la mooh lamented and the Company Teel the loss of a
valuable member. A . R.
At hie reeldenee, In Oliva county, Va , on the Slat iff Peeember,
1M1I, In the T4th year or hli a»e, CHRI-TIAN iMDOW, Eau
lie war forma jr yetrv a iottlcs Of th. peace, la He native
roun'y. a»S a uieful cl letn. He wai a alncer. an I true friend, a
kin I hatband, parent and natter, an cxreil.nt n-i« hhor.an h -met
man, aev aieieat chrUUao; he leaves an eg 4 w dow and a fami
ly of letpectable children, and many friede to lament Me death.
On the i$th Derera' er, 1-5*1, Mrs. JULIA A. TRABCR, wife of
Mac>nTrabne, feu , wit.laughter of Mri. El n'rth Howletr, of
Oheettrlleld county.
> tr y In dfc he snbjerl of U.li ike'eh, embraced the ehrlttlAn
re lgio’t, and uni ed heraelf wl'h the Methodbt Kplacopal Chu-ch,
of wt l.th the remained a ror.ald.-nt member; eaempl fylng aid
ad-rn ng thedtcir net of the Bible, ant I Ih-perl td of her death.
Tor many t ear , the victim of dl-esa • and Intense suffering, the
bore her hard lot wi'd) the aim.at fortitude and chrlst an resigns
t'on.
rot steed of to Intelligent mind, gentie, inc'il, and affection,
ate n an ctilie l degree, she drew to her In the cloa.-t' bond, a
thv have ius'iln«it
Chari y. oenevoienee, and hcspltallty, were among her chief
characteristics. Ihe Unmage r erasure, of slander, or rfstrar
tlon was ne.er ko so to escape her lip*, bu*. she erer m oifest'd
a resd nrn in pal l ie an 1 -xcusc the weaknesses and faolts In
her erring fellow beings; her w inn heart ever beat la sympathetic
reap >ni ■ t<> Uie c alms of poverty an 1 d a re:»; and the cheerful
soil.*, aod c r.tlal land of welcome, ever gre^ud the friend .r
stranger wh ' ent red her husband's comfortable mans'on
AM of the varied p si ions a*>d|rvlatlon« of wlfa, mother, daugh
t r, sli'er, and n.Lireti, were tills«l, and sustained by h r with a
fl Ul'tr, a t»n ierre s, and a cocsolousn* s» rar ly i x th tel
Living in dally a d tamlltar Interecuiao wltu ti e neighbors of
the dee a ed, the wri er ofthii ar i le has nevur heard an unk'nd
or mail. 1 ue word utt^vd In reyar J to he-.bu' Oj the c wrary the
largu ige of |»ra!*e of ad'lratlon hai been universally be
st we 1 up *n this truly rxempUry and lovely cha-acter.
8ho hss eft a dc/otid husban I, and a son, who did every thing
In heir power .o • mthe h t dying pillow; and <n m turn a loss,
whlce they fe t to be irreparable? Mat tlrs sad bereavement be
■ tort Aid to th* 1 * sp ritual and etc mil g>o J.
fleatl- spirit ’ r-iensed from the Its an 1 pains Incident to mor
tality, thou 1 as* wlngsn tly fl fM far beyond ihe ik ts, to a I'.nd
of piom'seJ r-st, fo ihe C.ty of the Ner Jerusalem, where thru
**ba’t unite with all the reccsmed host, through ag< s, in ilng’ng
the praises of God and of the Laroh. M.
PAftTICIJLAU ROTIflS.
rOPT, stolen or mislaid, cn Tuesd *y, the 7 h of January, 1981,
J a pa. kage conisln'n/ rund y papers ard a I irge cumber of
bonds or negro hi e, for ISfl. payable to K. D. Eacho, Ag -nt.
If r turned to me, a* «L D. Eichn's office, the bearer will re
ceives)/ hearty thanks, a i J be suitably regarded.
js» at J. A. RtOLAND.
rvAAA HO TTLHN IIAK KR'9 FiiBTf lll.TI HIT
'J1 TEW, for sale t>y R A. E. DA BN a V,
J*9 Corner o' Ttn and Broad streets.
dankim; iioiMi,
R T. F ILTER A CO . 1
Rlehm >nd, January 9, IbflJ. |
WE a e ag-nts for the Bank of WMlfle’d, at Dalton, Georgia,
and wdl, fv*r the present, redeem In bankable funds, U.e
noWsofUie Bank s gnvd by L. Fulle ove Preddent.
Ja9 —Iw a. T F 'RTKR A CO.
NOTICE.
HA V. NO qualified as lx*cutorof Mrg. Mary Jones, deceased,
late of t».la city, all persons having da m* against the estate
are ie (nested to pres«ct theui, duly authenticated to me for
payment. J48 DUNLOP,
)al Ml Ex sou to- of Mis Mary Jon-s, Use'd.
I^tiff RENT. A Hr Irk Warehouse, 115 feet frant,
on 15th stretl, btUrern Cary strert a^d Ui* Do-k
j_ l. A Q B. DAVENPORT.
DIVIDEND,
rWNIJR President and Dire Hors of U.e Bank of Virginia have de
ft cla: e i a dividend of th • • and thrr* quarters ps- cent, fur
lasts % month*, subject t> a f*e luctlon of on* quarter per
•ent bonus to t? e rHate, leaving throe and one hall per cent,
jay ihleto the Ptockholdc*!, (or $1JS per share )
jail 10\ WH. P TtlTf.OR, Cashier
WAN rED.
BONI^of the C>of jd jjats dialos P»o nee Loan. Wante* by
JiOj m BtCON A BA9KKRVILL*
GE.1ERAL AMESBLY.
SEN’ ATE.
Widrerdat, January 8'.b, 1862.
The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M.—Mr.
Ionics >r, of Bedford, in the Chair. Prayer by Rsv. Mr.
Woodbridge, of the Episcopal Church.
■ ILLS REP.RTID.
Mr. CHRISTIAN’ presented a bill incorporating tbs
Virginia Anthracite Coal and Iron Company.
Several Senate bills heretofore referred to standing
committees were presented without amendment.
Mr. THOMAS, of Fairfax, by leave, presented a bill
to authors; payment for horses taken by the enemy, or
Uken from the owners by Impressment for the public eer
vice.
BILLS P1SSIB.
A Senate bill to amend section 18 chapter <2 of the
0 >de (new edition.) so as more effectually to regulate the
■ale of real estate under execution* in favor of the Com
monwealth.
A Senate bill to amend the 5‘.h section of the ISfh
chapter of the Code, in relation to administering oath*
to be taken by members of the two Houses of the Gen
eral Assembly. , , .
A House bill to compel turnpike a'd plank read com
panies to k<*-n their roads in order. (Pi-?od with amend
ments )
WESTERN VIROIRU. •
The joint resolution submitted yesterday, by Mr.
Christian, of Augusta, providing (or a joint committee
to cooler with the Confederate authorities reU'ive to
the general defence of Western Virginia, was taken up,
parsed, and communicated to the House of Delegates.
The Phsbiosnt announc'd the f'Mowing committee on
the part of the-Senate ; Messrs. Christian of Augusta,
Niahom, Docolas, Thomas of Fairfax, and Faaztiu.
THE STAT LAW.
On motion of Mr. COGHILL, tbs bill generally known
as the "Stay Law" was ukeu up, and made the order
o! the day for Tuesday next.
RESOLUTIONS OP 1RQCIRT,
The sppropri ite committers were instructed to in
q lire Ihto the expediency of the following propositions:
By Mr. SPITLER—Of rtquiring the county courts to
make provision for the support of families of soldiers
who are in a destitute conditioo.
By Mr. CHRISTIAN, of M.—Of refunding to Lewie
Jones a certain sum of money.
Several other .resolutions of a private character were
adopted.
By Mr. NEE;ON—Of inquiring what legislation maybe
expedient to redress loyal ci'iRcn* who have been or
may be iijured by any usurped power, or pretended au
thority utdjr it.
0.i motion of Mr. THOMAS, of Henry, tho Senate ad
§■ turned. *
THE FLOUR CONTRACTS.
To iht Editor of thi Whig :
Your editorial of yesterdty gives my name as that of
th i officer io the Commissary Department who had turn
ed the firmer* over, "bound hind and foot, to tho ten
der mercies of the Messrs. Crenshaw.” I do not com
fdain of your strictures in the slightest As the conduc
tor of a free press, you have a perfect right, most cheer
fu'ly admitted, to arraign auy official at the bar of pub
lie judgment, and to comment in touch severer terms
than you have employed in my case on his malefactions.
If you do not choose to inform yourself of the facts, I
shall not complain, lest I bs thought to kick again*’. the
pricks, and to show more senitiveness than I feel, or
ought to feel; but injustice to other parties, and to the
interests involved, I appeal to you to allow me a worj,
and but a word, in as conspicuous a place as your edito
1st I have mado no oontroct with the Messrs. Cren
shaw ; but with Messrs. 11 mil, Crenshaw and Co.
2d. Tnat contract said uot a word about oountry flour
at $S 8S per barrel, or at any other price; it was re
stricted to its own eu j ’Ct matter.
8d. It has never been attempted to get country flout
at as low a rate as $S.85 per ba-rel, or anything like it
4-h. When these complaints, reiterated by yourself
were first made, sn explanation war published, statinf
the principles on which the Commissary Department bat
determined to make its present purchases, and arrangt
its future supplies of flour, Aa that was unnoticed,
rha.ll not attempt agiin to disturb the ignora ioe whicl
—>-...—m >nu ■■■>♦— hr reneating that explanation
which I hop) to be pardoned for not consult!^ in tha
way. Its substance has been repeated, however, to a
many as felt enough iuterest in the sutjsot to call upoi
me for explanation. In all such cases I have courte
ously j rs'ifi d myself, as I shall emigavor to do unti
I chai ge my miud. But I have never invited sucl
o ills: uor shall I. If my action served its intendet
purpose I am conic U, for the only approbation that ii
abeolutee'y indiepeiinble to my equanimity is that of *
Your ob’t bumble serv’t,
FRANK 0. RUFFIN,
M ijor aud 0. S.
Richmond, 8.b Jin. 18824
LETTER FROM CAMP ALLEGHANY—SEIZURE BY
THE ENEMY OF OUR STORES AT HUNTERS
V1LLE—THREATENED ATTACK ON MONTEREY
—CRITICAL SITUATION OF OUR FORCES.
Special Correspond »ce cf the Lynchburg Repub] c an.
Cane Ai.Lii.HaaY, Jan. 5, IStiJ.
This camp has been iu great excitement for the iasl
four or fire dans, brought about by large camp 6ies, ci
t n ling a mile or more, being seen in the vicinity ol
Cimp Birtow, together with the statement of our scouts,
who reported nine regiments encamped at that place, a
distance Ircm our camp of eight m les by the ro-.d, and
about one half the distance in aa air line
Ui ti e reception of the report, Gen. Johnson at once
dispa'ched a courier to Crab Bottom, for the rrg'raent
of Col. Wm. C Scott, and to Monterey, for Col. Goode's
regim-rt, both of which reported pio.uptly next morn
ing (F-MivJ afier matching all night.
On Fiidny morning, General Johnson sent two regi
m*nt" to Camp Bartow to ascertain the strength of the
ouemv. Tbi v returned the same evening, and reported
that the fortifications erco'.ed by us during the summer
had been destroyed and tbo buildings burnt, but no Yan
kees had been seen aud no positive clue could he learn
ed where they bad gone; but the circumstances were
r k a» lh..e Kud aeuuari na li a D . L_J f_ A. Jf
rectioo of Huntersville, the county seat of Pocahontas,
where about two hundred and fifty of the Confederate
rivalry were stationed, together with a supply of provis
ions and ammunition.
Af.rr this report, tbe rcgimsnts of Colonels Scott
and voooo were ordered back to thetr respective quarters
afOrab Bjt’.jin and Min'erey, whore they arrived last
Saturday night, after a hard march over a muddy
aud detestable roid. The excitement had hardly
subsided, however, und quietude restored, before
an express came in front Monterey, reporting'
that the enemy, six thousand strong, bad gone to
Huntersville, ditven off our small force of cavalry, who
'e:ired tn Munterov, and had taken possession of our
st' r- s. Our men set tire to the Comnns a-y D psrtmen',
b 10 e lotving Hunts siill , but it apprtrs the flimtsd u
i ot igtti e and the stores tell into the hards of the T n
ke»e ; and the siiypcsition is that they intend coming in
our rear aud taking p s-rssioii of Monterey, where a
It’ge quantity of provisions are stored, aud thereby cut
ting eff the main artery of our supplies
We . Johnson has sent out scouts who will report to
nigh', and 1 fear if the report* be true we will bare
to fall back with cur pigmy army towards Stam.ton, for
our force is very small, not mote than 1,200 at the out
side, and we cannot attack twenty to thirty thousand in
an open field with any certainty of soco sa; but if they
Jo not cut eff our sup| lies and will stuck us at lib
point, we will give them a cordial reception.
Tbe Gov rnmeut has treited ua shsmtfu ly, lean ig u«
in the bleak muuotains with a small lores to lace tbe
enemv of 20,000, who can surround us at any <ime r.nd
cut iff our supplies. W. W. H.
A letter in the Staunton “3pec'a‘.or," describing the
raid on Hun'ersville on tbe 3rd, says:
We had there only four small cavalry companies and
puts of two infantry companies, in ail about 250 men,
■ oder command of Captau A'ttx tnder of Tennessee cav
alry company. These w re attacked yesterday at one
o'clock by from 2000 to 2500 ot the coetpy Two or
three fires wero passed. Three of (Arm were killed, i'
w.s thought, and one of our men shot through the hand,
when we rnrs.it. d towarjs Monterey, bringing off evtry
thing except 700 barrels of Hour and » large lot of salt
ed be«f, said to be 60,000 ra’ions, which they attempted
to lire b' fore leaving, and think they succeeded ttt burn
i tg the flour, not certain as to the rest, as the inrmy
came soot! enough, per! aid, to extinguish tbe fl tmes —
It stems to have been the s range s’, policy in tbe world
to have kept so large a lot of suppliis protected by ro
‘null a force. They had just dubbed sailing away about
125 head of cattlr, for whose conaumptiou I know not,
and a vetr strong temputioo—a proving invitation, in
fac', for the thieving vandals. The retrtatit g cavalry
companies arrived here lite this evening, leaving tbe r
infantry scattered along the road near here. They don't
know whether they are pursued or not. I was mistaken
when I a*14 they brought *11 but their •omul-* trust with
them ; they lost tbwr ienu end so me’baggage.
Latest from the Cnilt-d Male*.
[From tki SarfrJk Ihy Book nf y u ter da* ]
From the New York lltruld of »b« Sth, the Istea: date
1b our possession, we select the following : A
From Washington we learn that th- health of (i*neral W
McClellan has grra'ly improved, ard be is expected
ep»edily to resume bis duties in the field.
A fight recurred on tbs 21 icet. between the Union
gunboats Yankee and Anacosta, nf the Potomac flotilla,
and the rebel battery at Cockpit Point. Th - misslrs from
the rifted gun of the battery struck the Yankee, doing
bat small dimage. Several of the project ilea from the
gunboats took fffect in tho mitV of the battery.
The news from the Poiot of R*- ks is not particularly
impflrtant. The rrbels sent a body of cavalry, two hun
dred strong, on a foraging expedition in tbs neighbor
hoot of Bolivar. Taey w.-re salu'ed by a fe* shel's from
the Parrott guns b longing to a station of Col Knapp's
Union artillery, which mad> them move iff rapidly iu al
contriry direction to tba’. intended by them. Five thou-l
lind rebels were rtviewed at Leesburgyrsterdiy.
The news from Ken'uckyis very important. The re
bel , under General# Johifstoti and Bickner, hare de
stroyed a Urge portion of the Louisville and NasbvhW
Kt Irrad bsyond Green river, barring all the raa’er al
of which it >u coiistruc’cl ttu: umtd be thns consu
med. At last sdricet they ware raj0Ar‘i in Mowing up ,
the tunnel, which is tome these honWd feet in length.
There is nothing Of ptrliruHv interest teported by the
arrivsl of the transports K uuicke and C«h>wln from
Port Royal. Com. Truxton of the sloop-of-war Dole, Is
rapidly btc >mlug acquainted *ith the rebel positions in
the country around him, their strength, Ac. R'nonncte
ssticcs are being made ci h some euccct* in the neigh
borhood of the Edisto river. The military movements
are unimportant. A new naval txpedhion is said mUm
on the tapis. A rebel privateer -ucceed-d in rnnD»g \
the blockads eff Charleeton harbr r on the nigh' of De‘
cember 29, after having previously made several beffec- • ,
tual attempts. _ . ..
Tho agent of the government detailed to elrct the
transfer of Mason and Slidell to Bri'ieh authority, has
returned here from Provineetowu, and lcavea imtnedi- , j
alelv for Boston.
The Herald’s Boston correspondent or the 1st, says:
Messrs. Mjsou and Slidell, wi:h their Secretaries, were
taken from Fort Warren, at eleven o’clock to-dav, by
the tug Starlight, and conveyed to Provineetowu or
Cape Cod, to b> transferred at that point either to the
British guuboat Rinaldo, or the mail etcamahip America.
The Starlight a-rived at Provircetown at lull pist four
this afternoon, but nothing further of the movements of
tho rebel Commissioners has yet been learned hi re. The
whole affair was conducted with toe utmost secrecy,
through Commodore Hudson, of the Charlestown N'avy %
YsrL . t
In his letter of the 21 in«t., the correspondent save:
Tho excitement about the depsr ure of Mason a id Eli
dell has entirely subsided. One hears very little dircuti
sion about it. A good many persona have expre'sedtho
hops to day that the Rinaldo, with her traitor piu-afn
gera, bad gone to the bottom in the hurricane of laet
night. ,
Tne Herald’s Paris correspondent says ol the return
of G«n Scott, that the Tuileries Cabinet denirs he had
any c dicta! mission, and adds : I believe the true sia:e cf \
the case i», Gen. Scott row tha' Eugland, backed up by W
France, in advico if not ma'ertel aid, was determined to I.
strike a blow at the United Spates, and that the gallant ■
s.iprmined he would return to his native laud, 53
and give her the benefit of hi* experience. ■
The sime correspondent eats further, “f am assured «
by these whom I have ever fouud well informed, that I
France will acknowledge the D.vis government if E g. I
land doe.. * * * * * * The Em- J
peror Napoleon is quite unfriendly to the North, hut will ■
take no hostile pan in the quarrel. * |
» • • Tne Southern Cimmissioners here (
are wotking actively against the North, and withMin- f ,
creased succee*. • * * * . * , * ^J10 J
onlv paper in Paris really frUodlv to the North Is the J
Opinion National, the organ of Prince Nipoleon. r
Oov. Andrews, of Massachusetts, resd hi* message to / I
th« Legislature on the' 31. He says the war exp-nee* /
fool up nearly #3.885 two. lie rsoommenda that the State j
assume the collection of a direct natiot al tax oi #«24,- I i
581. being its proportion of the twenty million author- . I
iaod bv Congress. The Suite has furnished the govern- 1/ I
ment 2» regiment* of infantry, 6 batteries of artillery, 1 / \
c tnipttties of sharp shoo'ers ar.d 2 rifl • battalions. (Jot.
Andrew, in conclusion rid/s the raile very (evfrslv — ,
He says, ‘ The great rebellion must be put dowu and if*
promoters crushed beneath the ruin of thrir own air.iy
lion. The greatest crime of history must r. coivy * |
doom ao awilt and sure that the enomies pf the n p«I,
t the elastic energy and cooc-nt-ative power oPBS!,J£jrj
, ic institutions of a free peonle.”
The detachment* of the B ri.-h Guards destined fl
1 Canada had been shipped on board the Adriatic anrt Pul l
na steamers, the Adriatic having the American esentebs 4 J
I oi her stern, while she w*i taking the men on bo.rd u I
the tune, ‘I wish I »,u in Dii'e," played by the bud ol V
• volunteer regiment. 1 J
Tl e Asa arrived at this port yesterday, from I.'rl ■
i erpcol, liy way of Haltfai. Her news advices financial J
and commercial rep it* have been anticipated by our tell 1
.graphic rummary, published in the Herald on the I <t fl
Inst Our Eiropeau files are da'ed to the -1 -it ultimo. jfl
aid contains some interesting de-ails. ^fl
The twenty first sn- ivert-arv of the return of the First fl
Nspoleon’s as.ics from St Hi I -na had b.en celebrated fl
at the Hotel of the invalid*. The old soldiers of the fl
First EmD'rc resi ling in the department of the Seine at- fl
tended 'he reliyinuscer mony celt I.rated on the oeca- fl
sion. The greater number of them were attired in their y
ancient uniforms Atnot g them were Chasseur* a Che
vtl, Artillerymen, Grena'iers, and L'gBt Infantry of
the Old Guard. Besides them were II inkers, veli'es and
pupils. The lajter ot-rps, created at the concius'ou of
the empire, produced ;he greatest numb-r of survivnr*. ,
The Londou 8hipning Gazette of the 20!h ultimo si y*: I
—“ The steamship Norwegian sailed for Pi r.land, with I
685 bales of cotton and 332 bah a of wool.” J
The Asia brou tlt- £15 500 in specie, #32 500 of which • M
was consigned to Nesmith A Junes, and the balance to I fl
Welsh, Carver A Cba-e • fl
The additional news from Mex’co, which is to be 1 M
fouud in our Vera Oruz carrespondenee of this mom- I
iag, is very interes'ing. The Mexicans were wmi: g ' j I
d -sperate, and eetm determined to make e. blcody, If nut fl
a con Icued res’staoce to tbo Sprn.ird, ti eir accent I fl
foe. Nil tn< rou« bands of guerillas havo been forms d
and scattered through the moun'a rs to haras* tho fl
troop* of th* enemy. The signs of a coming contest fl
were very distant. 1 fl
Rt uris or A*wr Oiunoxs.-The editor of the Fort ■
Smith Keening AVws says he has been shown a private fl
letter from Richmond, which givs strong aseura- ce* ' fl
that Gen. Bu rling Price will be appointed m jir-get eral * I
in command of the department of Arkansasvami Mis- fl
sou-; that Gen. McOnlloch wiil be assigned to th* com- /fl
mind of a division of cavalry in Virginia, and that Col.
McIntosh will r.cive an appeimmeut to a brigadier-gen- fl
eralship. ■
VAI.' IHbK HUM rUlll'KKI ¥ PUR l*¥IH.
* (Offer for aale pr.»*te y, tnj Iron property, known u t e
M.leriroi Work*, th a tie i It the roan if Korkln.i era, oee.
Po-t He labile, Vl'glo.a, Id m'lee oWenl rum the Vlr, Id Cretral
rdlrotd. Thi pr.pe-tr ion aim ab, .it 2ii,f<«>ao-ee if land, a /
la ge p irU"t o I ctrered w'th I -.h r, e„'l bi fereocdlog ( irept.
it The (d-nace la cf tie b-t . rot it u lion, with bo h water
p wer n 1 a first-rail englno attache! The ore baake, be treed
trbe 'neihamtlhle, a-e cone*nt-m to th, fornare, andenn aln a
quality rf or. amta-de for O’kl.jg the mrr ealcable Iro . T. e
P rge titrate Ion the Rost t Pie r, h a one rf he but waUr pow
era in Virginia, capable of mikleg er.y deelr.-d <| ten Ity rfiiott.
Oo the pr m .*• ftere la a food ttrl-t a id Saw Mil, - omf..rt i‘le
Dw I leg M u e «, a I fee- fieri On: Houa », ell eoovenlcEt a d ‘o
good r , air The prone ty hta been lea ~l r.r a I e. and .he
leeiee' >re now pot Ing 'ha wotka In "peraii n. Butane loctty re
•'.I g tb due our b i-meta, we are ana -oa 'o a -Ii. and cao mate
an ar-angeme-it with th - lea-eer to tu-n orer to a t urchaeer ih t
haoi •, itock, Be , Pa* ha re been h red an I parch tied, on reaaon*
abletertrt • lhal a p i-ch«ier will have the adernUne «f at rre
aeal ting the t rt.tnt adranced p:l e of Inin. To a ' u.lneaa man,
nd'h a .tee meant, we know ef no batter opportunl.y of making
money,
Terma moet retenoeble and accomodating. Porlr f irmat'on ad
d aa H ijamln OAtwford, (taonton, Va , or J d.n f. L-wli Puat
Itafubi o, V.rglnla.
RffNJAMIf CRAWPOBD
_Jaot -laa_JjDKPH SdlTH,
fldHR COTI TIN WEALTH op VIKfilNIAr TO
A TUBS fc* PP c» PKNIrl.iTO C0UW1V, dU(Tb«
Mherrae, a eacancy haiKcnr ed lr. the repreae-.utlog fr. m il.e
eonnty of Pendleton, in the Rome of It leg* ea, oc a« nod by tie
rolgoatlnn fj aMEd B33U', K q , Inf IMegn'e fr in tad i,.uv
tr; three a-e, therrf i e. In th - na.ee f the Coaraorwc, u> re.
•pilre you lo canae an ah etlnn to be he'd l,i yone aai I ce.n'e r f
Tendie oo,on T It u rail tty* tin- 1 Uth da) ol J.iimari
IHG)«f r a Dale gale tofl t-eeai.niy af >ntnl * *
W.lnee-, J AWljt f. K<ttl*KA fre.k-r cf the Ifowee of D-le*
gitea, tbla 4th da» of January, 1-d.’, *e, | |D th« yun eriraf t,e '
Oommoow.allh. J.vpa l„ KJCM*KP,
Pnegker rf tie Honae . f De egatra.
BytheSpeakerofthelfcmr.fi> g-l. •
T-«tr WM. P GrBDON, JR. Clark U. D •
fand-dsia-.lt_
NOTICE TO IfOCKHOLD) RR OP 1N»|,>.
ARC* CJUPARIFB.
mid* nndername.1 e ,iapu ci reepertfallr notl'y the r Htorp
A holde •, that th- tax of t’e Oc.fele ate Slat e collect; t e
oa the aleck of Imaraoco Honpib i , h a aeror Ing to haw
reporclhy them, and wUiho.eoro tie paid try the r, ip-Uv*
comptnlei, and ihou'd not be rep.r « i by - he (toek> nldeit line
dlatc.y m Hating their taxable property loraoeh pnrjLee.
Va P ten M laa. Co ,
Btcwtt.iab iltl treuci^iow,
Mrrraaicjlaa To.,
JaT—At _ _Ona Conno* In Oo.
I* «• H OtV NPtlt r. "TiiVc.onit.-rw r.,.,1
• roiuinlwwloii n -rrlinnia, win utkr ,..a.l»a'...-*
(□ consignment# of MercliUtdoe. f„ *,
O*"Z9.—M bale# (heaf CaU, for aa't, (More I at the Pack-1
Oman)
J*-l" IDROND, DAVBRPOBT A CO, '

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