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71 LU i LOUIS A.' BRUNNE'. Editor and Proprietor. 'No compromise with Traitors The Union The Constitution and the full enforcement of the Laws.' TERMS 81,50 per Annum in A-Jvanee. VOLUME XVII. UPPER SANDUSKY, OHIO FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 18G2. NUMBER 323. T HE A P. 1 0 N X 111 THE PI O NEER, 13 fOBLISDBD IVKEf BY LOUIS A. BRTTNNER. OFFICE IN SECOND 8TORY OF WORTH AND . - i ktek's block. JOB WORK. OP tvtRY OiBCWTlON, DONE TO ORDER ON SHORT NOTICE BUSINES DIRECTORY. AOKNT m INSURANCE C01 W7&HSQT DO, 0. J-OFFICE, Worih & Peters Block, Upper Sandu-kjvOhio.-&a ... j.o!7'6l tf. 1 - ' - HENRY MADDUX, Attorney at law; . " - UPPER SANDUSKY, O, WILL faithfully 'attend to all business xntmstea to liia care. Particnlar at- "pntiun paid to eouveyencing and settlenieuit o estate. - ... . - Orricic, in the Court House ' ; D. A. HARRISON, 'ATTORNEY ,;A T L AW, Cpp-r Sa.idusky, O. - r' VfFICE up stairs next door to Peters' J Bank. Jmiel.'Gl. g"w beery ATTORNEY A T L A W, UPPER SAXDUSKY, O. Office on Main Street, opposite the J ul, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., O. P-ompt attention piven to all business in tra ed toll is care in W yandot Co.. O. J.inr l.'Gt. To tlic People !! N E W AREA N G E M E N T ! ! 3Tf rices reduced to Suit the Times ! LEO LESQUEREUX, Di aler in WATCHES. A M E K ICA N & S WISS M A NUFA TO K Y Having purchased the Watch, Clock, and .Ic-weJry store of 11. H. Welsh, aud lmving add ed new stock and nude other improvements, to the establishment. I am prepared to furnish the people of Wyandot county, nith all articles in ray line, at , GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. A large variety of Clocks, Watches, Jewelry Notions of every description, continually on hand, which are all new, and of the latent styles. Of William Gilchiist's mate. Razors. Silver Spoo:is, and Butter Knives, Silver Thimbles, Port Monies, Purses, Pocket Books, and Ban ker's Cases, Spectables, Concave peb. Glass, nf.ia sighted Glasses, nose Glasses: goggles, common glasses, spectacle cases, violins, hows, boxes, and violin bow hair, tail .nieces, bridget pegs, Ragon's violin strings, extra goxl guitar strings, violia aud accordeon instructions. Blank music piper and books and tuning forks, song books. Gilt looking glasses, Best erasive Soap toy letters ty watches, rubber combs, fine and course, gun caps, sewing machine oil, coinl bends and rings, gold rings best gold pens and Holders, steel pens ana Holders, pecilsand shar- peis, pencil points, shawl pitrs of various sorts and one thousand and one other articles to nu nacrous to mention. Watches. chcks and jewelry repaired ati wa. ranted to give entire satisfaction. LEO LESQUEREUX. Pierson House Block, opposite the Bank. U. Sandusky, Aug. 23,-tf. K. MCKKLLT. T. E. GRISELL. MeXELLY & GRISELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. OFFICE on Main Streit, opposite the Court House, UiPta Saspiskt, O 1, '61 JOHX BEHBY ClllSltr, tt, MOTT. f-,-. ' - - M0TT& BERRY. ATTORNEY'S AT LAW, . , . . UPPKR SANDUSKY, O. -OFFICE Over O. C, Worth's Store, oppo J site "Piersou House. Jnne I 61 ( DR. GEO. T. M'DONALD, PnrsiciAN and Surgeon. . ""flce with G. W. Beery, Opposite the Oou't tonne Upper Sanduskv, Ohio. .. l,j HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPLY HA L S E Y ' 9 AND GUM-COATKD OF MARTFOhD, CONN. INCORPORATED, A. D.. - CHARTER PKRPKTUAL. Authorized Capital... . . dpital, paid in... . . Surplus, over. . . 1810. $1 ,00U,00 5(10 0(! 436.0!' r rtlE reputation acquired by this company I duiiugthe last fifty years, by an hon orable course in the transaction of its business and the prompt and liberal settlemcntof loss es, together with the character of the securi ties composing its assets, entitle the Company to the utmost confidence of the public, as af ordMie reliable Insurance against lessor dam age by fire. ; June .l'Cllr " ' J.D. SEAR, Agent T.Ii BEmiY&BHOTimil! ' o kali Us In IRON, STEEL, NAILS, GLASS, AG . RtOJCiTUHA L IMLE1.ENTS, -SADDLERY, HOUSE TRIMMINGS, CAR ENTER TOOLS, CUTLERY & SHELF HAR WARE IN GENERAL. Call and see u, we will sell low forcash June ltil T. E. BEERY & BROTHER. "thToid reliable drug store 3. Shislfr, takes tlii method of returning JL his thauks to his friends aud customers ' for the patronage heretofore extenrli-d to him, nod would inlorm them that he still Continues to carry on the Drug Business, at his old stand opposite the Piersou House, where he hh con stantly on hand DRUGS OF ALL DESCRIP TIONS, and every article usually found in a well selected Drug Honse. Ha .asks a contin uance ot the pnblie patronage, a he will, by care, aud attention to business, endeavor to please all who call opon him. TO TEACHERS. 'pHE Board of School Examiners of Wyan X dot County, Ohio, will hold meetings reg ularly at the COURT-HOUSE, in Upper San dusky, as follows : " Every SATURDAY in the tnonthsof APRIL MAY.OCTOBKR and NOVEMBKR and on the FIRST and THIRD SATURDAY a in KAUJbt 01? THE OTHER MONTHS, for the exainiua lion of Teachers, urn er the act "To provide for the re-tirganizatinn, supervi sion and maintenance ol Commou Scbuuls" passed March 14 h, 1S53. , Teachers are requested to meet the Board as early aa ten oclocn. A.. M., promptly. All applicant will be required to furnish ev irlenceof good raor.il character by certifi?ate of ethervrise, as no certificate will l:e El anted with eut such evidence, and no special oiceti nps or the Board will be held under any circumstan ces. By order of the B.tarrl. . IENRY M ADDUX. - feb20'62tf. . . Clerk Business ' Notice, Notice is hereby e-iven that mv hnsinrss wil be carried forwardas ever by William AlcFee aud mv Father until ray return oome Thi notes and book accounts are left with tlvm for col lection. Parties owiug me are requested to col and pay immediately. Also paitie holdiul claims agaiustruc will be paid in the earliest pos aiblettmc. - June 7th. tf. W.H. ASHBROOr. KEROSENE LAMPS- . ( ; A LARGE assortment for sale ; also, a fine assortment of Paper shadrs.chimneis. wi. ka ie., for sale by T. J. S111SLER: fcb7'U2 The most Exti aordinarv Discovery in the World. 1,000,000 BOTTLES AND BOXES SOLD ANNUALLY Aud Thousands of Lives Saved from a Prenia lure Grave by this lato Disc ovt-ry. . Testimonials of the most unexcr-piiotiabh cha actcr are continually poiirinar in from eve ry part of the country , bearing witness to the unparalleled efticac of these remedies. The following show the number of cases enred, as eerlineu to by lettets and other cer lilir.ates, received from all parts of the Union inn Untish colonies, fom the 1st of January loao to Jauutry J.t lsoh inclusive. - Cases Cured Nervous Disorders, tS18 Rheumatism 211 .Consumptive decline, Colds, doughs 54i l.iver Couipl.iiiit, 4 )1 Genet al Debility, 614 l)sp"psia and Habitual Costiveness. 7rl5 Pnstuli s A unhealthy color of the skin, 496 Bilious Disorders, 1CI7 Se ofu la aud Mercurial Complaints, 2U0 Jaundice. 104 Salt Hhciiiu and Erysipelas. 3G Aaue and Fever, 711 Dropsical Disorders, , 304 Other vaiious disorders. 8114 But a short time has elapsed since these great and good remedies have been made known :o the public, vet thousands have already expe rienced their good effects. Invalids given over by their physicians as incurable, have lound relief and been restored to sonnd and vigorous health by their use. The great amount ol" good these medicines have done has induced thous -ands to recommend them to their friends. Men of integrity and physicians have sauctioned their use. and recommended them ta the public READER, if you want not your constitution injured by that slow, lurking poison, calomel, aud other mineral substances, touch not such medicines as contain them, but procure those excellent and purely vegetable prep nations. Halsey'a FOREST WINE" and PILLS. If you have the dyspepsia, or are troubled with co;tiveness, take this Wine and the Pills according to the directions aud your will get well. If yon are nervous or weakly, or have ema ciated countenance, or general dtbility, this Wine and Fills will restore you to health aud energy. If jou have unhealth colored skin or pimples or pustules or blotches, these medicines will purify the blood and eradicate all such humors. If you have a weakly constitution, and fell vourself too old for your years take these excel lent medicines, and they will invigorate your constitution ana loitny it tor longer iite. If you are billions, (which may be known by sueh symptoms of dizziness, loss of appetite, droW'imss rnrreu tongue, dtc.,) take a good dose of the Forest Pills, and they will purg; from the stomach and bowels all morbid aud bilious matter; and thus prevent a fit of sick ness, and save your ducter's bill of $10, 420 or $50. - - If jou have the Liver complaint, the Forest Wine and Pills will cure it. These medicines exert a powerful and most salutary action on the liver, ana have been the means of curing thousands of this troublesome disease. PARENTS, there is uot, perhaps, a month in the year that some member of your family dees not complain oi neaaacne, or dizziness, or sick ness at the stomach, or have lurred tongues, or some other unfavorable symptoms. ; These are the forebodings of disorder; and sickness oi some kind or other soou iollows; for such symp toms always show that bile or other morbid matter exists in the stoma'h aud bowels, or that the system is otherwise disordered. Time ly use of the Forest Wine aud Pills will in all cases prevent sickness from such causes, and will purity toe blood and produce strength and auiuation. The Forest medicines to be kept always at hand, to be taken whenever such symptoms are exhibited, will save your family almost entirely from sickness, as well as your doctor s bill, which frequently aroouuts to more in a week than sufficient of these medxiues to keep your family in health for years. ; 7 ; : j LADIES, the Forest Wine i your medicine. This pleasant, agreeable, yet effective medicine, exactly suits your ilel'cate constitutions. If you are weakly, or nervous, or in general ill health, this wine will do mme to restore j on tbau all other medicines. .- Iu all cases where the bile exists or the bowels constipated, the fo1 est Pills also should be taken, accoidiug to the drrcti'hs. :-'. .- f S - ' t j MARINER and TRA ELER. if you wish to guard yourseit against sickuess aud danger ous distases, which may jeopardize your life, provide yourself with the lorest wine and Pills before setting out on long voyages, that you may have them on hand when required. itTThe Forest Wine, in large bottlea, $1 per bottle; six bottles for $5. Gum-coated Forest Pills, 25 cents per box. General . depot, 64 Walker street, two doors west of Broadway, New York; aud sept by one or more respectable dru?2ista ill almost every city and village in ' the Union aud B'itish Colonies, - . . . .-. For sale by J. A. MAXWELL, Druggist per Sandusky, O. PARSON EROWBLOW'S SPEECH. 1 This ecceltric clergyman, and popular editor of tlie Knoxville Whig, after hav ing been in captivity to tho Secesh Phil- stines, for some months, has regained his liberto. He made a speech at Nashville a few days ago, of which we give a copy below. Gentlemen,- I am in a sad plight to say much of interest too' thoroughly in capacitated to do justice to you or myself. My throat has been disordered for the past three years, and g I have been compelled to almost abandon public speak ing. Last Uecenioer 1 was thrust into an uncomfortable and disagreeable jail for what ? Treason! Treason to the bo gus Confederacy ; and the proofs of that .reason are articles thit appeared in the "Knoxville Whig," in hist May, when the State of Tennessee was a member of the imperishable Union. At the expiia tion of four weeks, I became a victim to the typhoid fever, and was removed to a room in a decent dwelling, and a guard of seven men kept me company. I sub sequently became so weak that I could not turn over in my bed, and the-guard was increased to twelve men, for fear that I should suddenly recover and run away to Kentucky. Becoming convalescent, in a measure, I was removed to my former place of confinement. One da)' I was visited by some Confederate officers, who remarked, ''Brownlow, j'ou should not be here. Take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate Government, which will not only entitle you to a speedy release, but insure your protection." "Sir !" said I, before I would swear allegiance to such a hell-forsaken institution, I would suffer myself to rot or die with old age." Why, my friends, these demagogues actually boast that the Lord is on thei side, and declare that God Almighty is assisting them in the furtherance of their nefarious protect. In Knoxville aud sur rounding localities, a short time since, daily prayer-meetings were held, where in the Almighty was beseeched to rase Lincon's blockade, and to hurl destruc tion against the Burnside expedition Their prayers were partly answered The blockade at Roanoke was most effectively rased, a reciprocal of their sacrilege di vinely tendered. Gentlemen, I am no abolitionist ; I ap plaud no sectional doctrines. I am a Southern man, and all my relatives and interests ' ai-e thoroughly identified with the South and Southern institutions. I was born in the Old Dominion my parents ! were born in Virginia, and they and their antecedents were all slaveholders. Let me assure you that the South has suf fered no infringement upon her institu tions. The slavery question was actually no pretext for this unholy, unrighteous conflict. Twelve Senators from the Cot ton States, who had sworn to preserve in violate the Constitution framed by our forefathers," plotted treason at night a fit time for such a crime and telegraphed to their States dispatches advising them to pass ordinances of Secession. - Yes, gentlemen, twelve Senators swore alle giance in the day-time and unswore it at night. A short time since I was called o upon by a little Jew, who, I believe, is the Secretary of War of the bogus Confede racy. He threatened to hansr me, and I expected no more mercy from him than was shown by his illustrious predecessors toward Jesus Christ. I entered into a long correspondence with this specimen of expiring humanity ; but from mercy, or forgetfulness on their part, I was per mitted to depart with all my documents in my little valice, which I hope to pub lish at no distant day. Gentlemen, when I started on my perilous journey, I was sore distressed in mind and exceedingly so in body ; but the moment my eyes encountered the pickets of the Union ar. my my depression decreased, and return ing health seemed suddenly to invigorate my physical constitution. Gentlemen, secession is played out; the dog is dead ; the child is born, and his name is Jeff Davis, jr. My throat distresses me to such an extent that I must decline further remarks this even ing, but will make myself heard upon the next convenient occasion, which will probably be ere the termination of the present week. MORE FORT E0HELS05 IS CEDENTS. A Boy Patriot. A mere boy of about fifteen years, from Darke county, Ol.io.be ing in Illinois, had enlisted in one of the regiments raised in the (southern part of that State ; but as he wafi in very delicate health, his father was ex:remaly anxious to have him released ftym the service, though the youthful soi-.lier greatly de sired to remain in it. While at Forts Hen ry and Donelson, the bii- was very ill, but still insisted upon performing his du- His father arrived at Donelson on Fri day, February 14th, intending, if possi ble, to take him home. . He had an inter view with some of the ofdeers, but could learn nothing of his son, While look- ing for him industriously among his com panions, he learned, to his surprise and horror, that the poor boy, after fighting gallantly on Thursday, had died from ex posure while lying, without fire or shelter, upon the frozen ground on that bitter and desolate night. A Bcllet-Rkspected- Lieutknant. A Lieutenant of a company in one of the Ohio rec'iments, while preparing for a charge, had his pipe shot from his mouth. He laughed and lighted again, and soon after its fire was extinguished by a rebel ifle ball, which killed a man three feet from him ; and while wondering at his narrow escape he received a shot through his cap, and another struck his scabbard ; and vet he was unhurt. The Lieutenant now thinks he was not born to die on the battle-field. The proverb that lightning does not strike the same tree twice must be truer than that balls do not design to do mis chief to soldiers more than once durinaf an engagement. . TnE Difficulty of Dying. A num ber of our soldiers were wounded five or six and even seven times, none of the wounds proving serious ; and yet the va nation of a quarter of an inch would have caused death in any one of the instances Trulv. to chancre the aphorism, in the midst of death we are in life. De.iTH at a Long Range. One of the enemy, a member of the Alabama Rifles had his head shot off by a shell from Ma jor Cavehder's Parrot rifle batteries the 1st Missouri at a distance ofto and a half miles, while peeping above the breast works. The shot, of course, was acciden tal, but it proves the efficacy of Cavender's gun, and the terrible execution they are capable of doing a,t a very long range Correspondent Aew York Tribune. JEFF. GETTIEQ- DESPERATE! The Times' dispatch from tho rebel bat teries at Shipping Point, Wednesday, says-j; A contraband just arrived reports that Jefl' Davis issued a proclamation on the 10th, calling upon all male inhabit ants between the ages of 16 and CO, to form them.-elves iuto companies and re port immediately to headquarters. Vir ginia, he says, demands every sacrilice to maintain the integrity of the soil, Many are fleeing from their homes, anx ious to reach our lines. Everything now is at a stand still from the Potomac to Richmond. Trade is totally suspended. A deserter was brought in )-esterday to Liverpool Point. He left home because the proclamation of the 16th required all the militia to turn out. He was in Fred ericksburg day before yesterday. Troops were arriving there from the Potomac. Twenty or thirty thousand "have passed i rough. He heard that they were defin ing a line formed by Aquia crock, Bea er Dam and Rappahannock, and a gap n the mountains. BARBARITIES OF THE REBELS AT MANASSAS. The Lieutenant-Colonel ' of the Third New Jersey regiment, the Cist regiment at Manassas, confirms the statement of the ebels'barbarous treatment of the bodies of the Union soldiers buried at Bull Run. He found over a table iu one tent a skull with' Sic Semper Tyrannis"and the Vir ginia coat of arms inscribed on it. Other skulls were used as ladles, and bones used as pipes. Bringlo, an unnat uralized Scotchman, resident at Manassas during tho winter, relates incidents of the ebels disentombing and savagely decapi tating bodies, aud of a procession with skulls on ba3-onets. EffPUDEHCE UNPARALLELED. We heard the other day of a letter from a voung gentleman, now a prisoner at In dianapol'tSj to his mother in Kentucky, in which he stated that he had always been taught that the people in the South were a superior race to those in the North, and that what he saw while a prisoner, only convinced him of the truth of the posi tion. "Why, mother," sa-s he, "we are waited on here by these people; and re ceive as much attention, witn tne same apparent docility and obsequiousness that characterizes our slaves, in their atten tiveness to our slightest wishes. 1 am fully convinced, had I doubted before that the South is the ruling race, and must triumph iu the end." This, we under stand, if not the language, was about th substance of the young man's reflections It also shows what hidden mines of grat itude have been opened out by the kind ness and sympathy of the people of tin Northern cities toward the misguided be ings imprisoned in their midst. Evans ville Journal. THE ERRICSS0N BATTERY. The Erricsson floating battery, just completed, and known as the "Monitor," in shape and machinery is an ordinary propeller, 173 feet in length, 41 feet of beam, and 1 1 feet depth of hold. A re volving fort, which contains two 1 1-inch Dahlgren guns, is placed upon the deck near the centre of the vessel. This fort or bomb-proof is 20 feet diameter inside, 10 feet in height and 8 feet in thickness. The hull is built of iron, and to protect the sides, the vessel is covered with one layer of oak, 15 inches in thickness, an other layer of oak 15 inches in thickuess, and the whole plated with six plates of 1-inch iron; The whole thickness of the sides is therefore three feet, of solid wood and iron, exclusive of any ribs or braces in the interior. There are no bulwarks upon the deck, which is covered with heavy plates of iron, sufficient to resist NEWS ITEMS The cost of the stationery furnish ed to the Committees of the House of Representatives during the session, has been 181,885. Of this sum $64,410 is charged to tho Military Committee: Tha larger part being furnished by the Com mittee to soldiers in the army. iC-iT" Mrs. Buckner, had arrived at Memphis. She complained of not being al lowed to go farther north thftn Cairo'. In. the parlor of the Gayeso House she attract- ed universal attention by her bitter dentin ciations of Pillow and Fhyd. The former is reported to have said .that h3 would shoot Floyd whenever he met him: lfcr There is no later intelligence from the Tennessee. Troops are constantly de parting, and movements are doubtless on' the tapis of intense interest: - ' &3" The House- adopted amendments .,.. ...i ,.i.. ii l an y 'i.iijciii!' anuu ur aueji mill, luay ue i r i . . ' , U. r . , , . . . , I .-" ............ .- i i"" ,si iruv. il upon it: I he smoke pipe is made I , ... - , . . , . . . , with telescopic joints, which can be low ered into the hold during an engagement. The guns iii the interior of the fort are loaded from the iuside, and are free from exposure to the enemy's fire. She is pro pelled by steam engines: The Monitor was built at the Continen tal Iron Works, Grcenpoint, under the su- peiintetulauce of Thomas F. Howland of Brooklyn. one was hjuncheu a short time since, and retained for a period at the place of launching, after which steam was got up and the vessel rau down to the Navy Yard Iron-plated vessels are an American in ention. This is confessed by even the Loudon Quarterly Review, a bitter tory periodical. It says that, as long ago as 1845, Mr. Stevens, of Hoboken, showed his plans and the result of his experience to scientific men in Paris and London. In the latter city he met, with no encour agement, but Napoleon followed up the proposals, and as far back as 1854 had constructed iron-plated floating batteries. The Quarterly severely censures ie stu pidily of the British Admiralty on. this point. physiciansy dentists, claim agents, keepers of livery stables and cattle breeders, ten dol lars; jugglers and prestidigitateurs, twen ty dollars. Taxes ou baker-, brickmakers. preachers, and lecturers were rejected. Msf The tJnion Senatorial taitcus ad journed, without nominating, until next winter, ,. .. . - ... . The report of Gen. Cameron's in tention to decline the Russian mission, is .lULhoritatively denied. .. 1 &3F Gov. Jnhnson has put newspapers under military rule, suppressed one or two, and has issued a proclamation of a at Brooklyn, where her guns were put conciliatory character. H said he desired aboard. It was afterward contemplated to to win the IP,a bac to tIe Union' but i . -i , . o ,' i i . should deal vigorously with treason1; '- make a trial trip at sea, on Saturday last, ... but this was delayed ; and meanwhile, S3 The Merrimac is expected out late on Sunday night, intelligence was re- soon. She is all ready, aud her crew on ceived from Washington of the ordering board, t lag-Omcer Uoldsboro has taken of the Monitor at once to Fortress Mon- suitable measures, and Captain Jefl'ers, itor, where is presumed, the battery commanding the Monitor, sends word to is required for the purpose of engaging Captain Dahlgren that he has no 'doubt of . the rebel iron plated steamer Merrimac, his ability to whip her. " ' ' " - " which is now stated be about leaving " The attempt to tax slaves faile'd, on Norfolk harbor, and the reports of the the vote on the amendment forfeiting the failure of which steamer are conjectured claim to service and freeins'the slave, on to have been purposely made by the reb- non payment of the tax," by 45 to 59. els, with a view to her successful opera- w ; 0i 1 1 - -" '' i ' r 1 I Hfiwral Shields tp'Ao-raTtha From Killed and Wounded in the War of 1812. From an article in the New York Historical Collections, prepared by Wm. Joey, Esq., mostly from official sources, it appears the whole number of Ameri cans killed and wounded during the war cf 1812, extending from June 1812 to March 1815, was 7,733 ; of these, 2,816 were of the number killed ; this includes both the naval and land forces; The lar gest number in the natal forces was at the engagement between the Chesapeake and Shannon, where the number of Ame ricans killed and wounded was 145, and the British 85. At the battle of New Or leans there were 52 Americans and 2,074 British killed and wounded. The Ame ricans seem to have suffered most at the battle of Bridgewater, where they had 743 killed and wounded and the British 643. In the various skirmishes among the Indians the Americans had over 1,100 killed and wounded. In the engagement between the Constitution and Java, the Americans had 34, and the British 161 killed and wounded. During the whole war the total number of British killed and wounded is put down at 8,774, of which 2,500 were among the killed. tions on a surprise visit along the Potomac. The vessel was built under an act of Congress, making an appropriation of 81,500,000 for building iron-clad vessels for the navy, aud Captain Erricsson pre sented the plan for the Monitor. He stipulated to launch his battery 9110 hun dred working days from the date of the Winchester that our victory was more fa-" tal to the enemey than was at first sup posed. Union prisoners who escaped from McU:it Jackson,' just arrived, say that eight wagons loaded with dead and wounded ebels entered Mount Jackson on Monday at 10 p. m., 44 miles from the battle field in 0 hours. The rebels admitted that they ' md 1 1,000 in the field, also that they lost' contract, Uctober, 1 obi, ana to test us between , 000 and h500 ; kilj,.d and efficiency and impregnability before the wounded. Wc ave findjnr, their graves - ..1.. 1 - -j battery ot an enemy at the shortest range 80me distance (rom each side of the road." of the guns. In this trial of efficiency rPllfl h. 1 atrnt : v ,t the Government is to supply ofheers and of the Shenandoah valley men, guns ana ammunition, llie aay 01 the launch was the 101st working day from the time the contract was made The previous description indicates one hull to the vessel, but there are in effect iCSF" Two hundred and thirty rebel pris-1 oners, captured at the battle at Winches- ' ter, have arrived at Baltimore!--" W A sergf avit of the Twenty-first !. .- - - - - i itr......i,..oo. - ...... .1,.., : two. The lower one. which is entirely ""-"" ' - under water, is sharp at both ends, flat m0"S the cannon captured by Gen. Burn-" bottomed, built lightly, and about six feet Slde at ewlero, were thirteen brass field deep, with sides inclined loan angle of pieces taken by the enemy at Bull Run. iiftv-one degrees to the vertical line. Th second, or upper hull, which comprises the defensive portion, has straight sidis is longer and broader than tho under one, mil is five feet deep, sinks into the water The Rebel Navy. The Norfolk Day Book has the following paragraph in re gard to Confederate navy preparations Congress has appropriated for the use the Navy Department ; $1,375,000. This does not include $2,"00,000 mor of which have been specially appropriated for floating defences in the Mississippi iver, and for the Merrimac. Of the for mer sum 2,60(,0()0 are for the purpose of equipment aud repair of vessels, for ord nance and ordnance stores, and for the purchase and building of steamers and gunboats for coas defences of the Con. federate States. For this latter object i$5'..0,000 of the 2,600,000 are appropri ated. The Crescent opposes the proposition to burn New Orleans. It says : . : The remarks so freely made about burn ing the city are entirely out of place. We should like to know what is to be come of the tens of thousands of women and children in such an event. . Fortu nately these remarks are made by those who have nothing at stake, not owners of property ; or, perhaps they have re moved their families into the interior, and got all their securities in their breeches pockets, and will advance into the coun try upon the first appearance of the inva ders. ' There "are a1 good many' of these kind of people about our city. David Gray, of the Buffalo Courier, now sojourning in Cuba, writes to that pa per : A Havana merchant astounded me just now by expressing as the opinion o many Cubans, the idea that Jeff Davis might be expected as the guest of Havana before many weeks. He assorted posit ively that the bulk of that slippery gentle man's cash is now on deposit iu the Bank of Havana. This fact would seem to indicate that ' the Confederate troops at the battle of -Newbern, or at least part of them, were frcm Manassas. . - JtT Numerous ; letters - received byk three feet, ahd is covered with the heavy members of Congress from Pea Ridge, iron armor above described. It has no concur in according the success to Sigel's bottom, except what is required to ena- generalship during the last days of the b!e it to fit exactly on the top line of the J fight, lower hull, both, of course, forming the itThe Democratic caucus was not consecutive side of the vessel. harmonious, as stated, but broke ud in a ; The construction of the two hulls is row. Only thirty : members; - including ' such, that the upper one, the sides of ti,e border States men signed the call. ' which are straight, project over the lower Vidian digham was the prime mover. which is nearly nit Doctometi, to tne ex- jr Baltimore, March 25. Two hun tent ot nearly tour feet on the sides, and d.e(, rin(J thirty reb(d prisoners - cap.u.ed twenty-live teet at the bow ana s.ern. . t, i v;,.bostr.r I.avn arrival The upper hull being iron-clad, and sub- , T,H,V moy Virginians merged three feet and three inches, thus A singular divorce case has come be fore the Pennsylvania Legislature. In 1860, Miss Katharine Brown, the daugh ter of a Philadelphia Druggist, married St. George II. Hopkins of Winchester, Va. The match proved an unfortunate one. The husband treated his wiTe with neglect and cruelly, aud finally left her in February last, going to the Southern Confederacy. Mrs. Hopkins has peti tioned for a divorce, chiefly on the ground of her husband's disloyalty, and it is thought her application will be granted. The family of General Pillow have ta ken up their resideuce at Oxford, Mississippi. Slavery is about to be abolished in the Dutch Colony of Surinam and the West Indian possessions of the same power. All slaves in those Colonies will be set free on the 1st of July 1862, under the following conditions : 1. Compensation of 200 guilders for each slave man, woman or child to be paid to the owner. 2. Slaves to remain under apprenticeship on the estates for a term of three years, during- which time they are to be paid wages, hall ot such wages to accrue to Government. completely protects the bottom part o the vessel from injury, and receives against its invulnerable sides all shots which can possibly cause damage. The turret has two port holes for the guns. Its plates of iron completely over hip and are riveted to each other, so that but one joint of one inch thickness of iron exists at any one spot. 1? Rev. Dr. Hawks, rector of Calva ry Church, New ,Yoik City, a native of Carolina, has a son in the rebor army.and has always expressed more or less sympa thy with the South . since the rebellion j t.e advance of our army upon Memphis broke, out and since ilia "invasion'" of ! trom the East his native State by. General Burnside, he Coriiuh, Tishimingo county Mississippi, is a very important strategical point. It is situated in a hilly, semi mountain ous country a branch of the Apalachian range which diverges from tho Allegheny mountains and forms the mountains and gold-bearing region of Georgia and Ala bamn. Here also is tho junction of the Memphis and Charleston and Mobile and Charleston railroad lines, which forms the intact comnuincation of the Atlantic and tho Gulf seaboards, and which is vitally important to the rebels. The enemy are renorted to be-under command of Gen. Beauregard, who proposes there to dispute thinks it his "duty" to return to North Carolina, and has therefore resigned his pastorate. What its defenoes may be, we are. not apprised ; but the nuxiber of rebel soldiers there is stated at a very high figure one correspondent, with good means of information, putting it down at sixty thousand. jCiT General Beauregard, appeals to the planters-for their bells to cast iuto &W? The rebels have lost seventeen of their Generals by wounds, resigna tions, and suicide, during the war. The Union army has; lost but twoone was killed in saddle, and the other died of sickness produced by wounds. r . jE5-The rebel Gen. Ben.-McCullough, a few numents before he expired his phy--scian assured him he had but a very lime to live. - At this Ben. looked up incredu lously and saying 'Oh hell !' turned away his head, and never spoke after. ; ' jliT The promise of an abundant peach crop in Delaware and New Jersey was never better at this season. . -' JCW The Trenton, N. J., Locomotive woiks are being ponvei ied iutc foundries for the manufautury of cannon of the largest calibre. Colonel Wm. Q. Murray, of the 81th Pennsylvania Regiment, who fell at Wiueheseor, is the first Pennsylvania Col onel killed iu battle. He was a resident of Iloliidaysburg, and a Lieuteuaut iu, the Mexican war.