Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 10, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 10, 1861 Page 2
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wmrrant its publication in tho Hkkauv It Is well known that our plucky young Congressman, Hon. Frank P. Blair, Jr. , linn Senatorial aspirations , and tho gossip all turns upon his elevation to that high of lice. The way the story runs Is this: ? The present Attorney General, Hon. Edward Hates, is to be persuadod to resign his office, u|ion which a series of changes will take place in tho political world. Governor (Sam bio, who was formerly Chief Justlco of the Missouri Supreme Court, is to be appointed upon tho Supreme bench in place of Daniels, dei'eusod. As Judge Gamble is a native of Virginia, tbore is no manifest impropriety in suob an appointment. Hon. Samuel T. Glover , one of tho leading law vers of St. Isiuis, an old resident of the State, and at present counsel for the government in the prose cution of claims before tho Holt-Davis Campbell commis sion, now in session, is to Buccoed Judge Bates as Attor ney General. Hon. T. Polk, who Is an avowod se cessionist, is to l>o forcod to resign or expelled from the United States Senate, and Governor Gamblo promises to appoint Frank P. Blair, Jr., to tho placo. By this means Lieutenant Governor Hall, who has hitherto been a very prominent candidate for tho Senate, will ho out of the way , and will use his influence, on tho assembling of the noxt Legislature, to havo Kates' appointment confirmed by the legislature. Waldo P. Johnson, tho remaining United States Senator, will be got out of the way by a similar manoeuvre, and the office loft vacant, so that when the Legislature meets the contestants for the second Senatorshlp will be callod on to play into the liands of Blair's friends to assure his olectiou to succeed Polk's full term. The first thing necessary to be dono is to oust Mr. Polk from tho Senate. Now, watch how this is to be accomplished. Your Washington correspondent can give you the particulars of the movemonts of the parties; but let me show you how St. Louis la to he brought into the game. To-day a building owned by Mr. Polk, situated on Fifth street, near Elm, opposite the unfin ished Southern Hotel , was seized by tho Provost Marsha' for tho use of the Sanitary Commission, to bo dovotod to sheltering tho exiles fr?m the Southwest arrived and ar riving in this city, l>y General Hallock's order. 1 moil tamed yesterday tho test of loyalty applied in these cases. It is an oath of allegiance to the United States, and a declaration that any aid or encouragement to the enomiou of the United states shall bo punished with death. Mr. Polk Is one of tho richest men in St. Louis. He has uumoroiis houses, and probably others will be adzed. If he objects, the oath of allegiance will be tendered to him. If he taked it a plan tation in Arkansas and property in New Orleans will be in danger; if he refuses to take it his Senatorial head will be cut off, and then the first part of the programme will be accomplished. It is not Irnprobu bio that Polk will quietly submit to having his houses used to sorve the Southwestern. His wisest course will be to say nothing. In this case some other plan will bo devised to hoist him from the Senate. His secession sympathy is undoubted. His daughter was sometime ago engaged In making lint and sending shirts to the South for socesh soldiers, and his sentiments on the start ? at the time of the Camp Jackson capture were outrageously disloyal. Perhaps tho execution of this scheme may bo deferred for weeks. Tho probable reorganisation of the United Status Suprome Court at the present aession of Congress may delay the appointment of Governor Gamble to the Suprome Bench, and perhaps Judge Rites may be obsti nate and decline to resign. He is a relative of Governor Gamblo by marriage, howover, ami as It is all in tho family, why tho inducement may overcome his repugnance. Th?re is another motive for his resignation. \Vhn the Chicago Convention assembled, the strongest friends of Edward Bates for the republican nomination wero the Blairs. Their political skill and cunning were exerclscd in a largo degree to si cure the Presidential nomination for lutes. It was Frank P.Blair, Jr., also, who first presented tho name of Ed ward Bates to the President, at Springfield, as a member of his Cabinet. These considerations will have a strong influence in persuading tho present Attorney General to resign. The devclopement or this interesting jiolitical scheme will bear the closest watching ? and many votes will bo given in Congress this winter bearing upon th" proposed trado. It is assumed that President Lincoln will acquiesce. asa matter of course, in the whole arrange ment. That is the most ticklish difficulty to bo overcome in the whole transaction. The newspapers hole havo boon ashamed to public th? list of subscriptions to the national loan at the Sub-Trea sury of this city. It is meager enough, and their qualms of conscience are quite natural. It is but just to say thai many suvings institutions and private capitalists are in terestod l.irg ly in subscriptions in Eastern cities, prefor ring to have tho bonds and coupons paid there, so as to : gain the difference in exchange. The list of subscription* Hi this city, for which I am indebted to tho kindness ot the Assistant Treasurer, Benjamin Farrar, is as fol lows: ? Evans Rogers $16,300 Beman Crickard 10.66 ) Goodwin k Andorson 10 000 Stephen P. Gore 4^000 Tony Neiderweisaer 1JJ00 David McFnrland 1,000 August us A dan. s 1 ,000 L. H. I/>ng, United States Army 1,000 Mary A. Bailey Isaac. V. W. Dutcher 5UO Solomon Smith 200 Saml. A. Gaylord 100 Robt. L. Whitney 250 J as. K. Peterson 100 Agues E. Williams 150 Oalusha Anderson. 7 ftp J . Hinckley 5011 Sarah B. Morris 300 John C. Krom 200 C. M Kasner 500 Martin C'armody 350 Isaac Comstock 100 C. A. Hiwley 800 Aaron Blake 20o Phillip Cati -ny 10n Danl. Keliko 6P0 Louis Duncan 600 John Tildon 700 J. F. Went7el 900 Sidney Burbank 401) John Hinckley 15D John P. Hawkins 850 James A. Ilearn ?0u O. Anderson 800 Sophia D. Slawson 100 J. S lllnckley 30(i P. H. Jacquith 600 Martha E. ("rooks 200 N B Williams. 400 Clinton B. Hsk 60 Jannette B Kisk 50 Charlos A.lisk 60 Mary C. Fisk 50 William K. Carver 50 A M Gardner 50 Rev. I). Dimond 50 Rudolph Hondo 60 Susan E. Gardner 60 Henry liegeman 60 Rev. H. A. Nelson 60 Jans Hutton 60 Grace L. Hazard 60 To 1*1 $59,0(10 The admission of this State into the Southern con.ol it n y , wi Tar a< the acts of the rebels can accomplish it, will load to sovoral complications. Heretofore General 1'rice has levied war on tin: I'uilod Slate* exclusively in the name of the State of Missouri, and his syi.ipathizers bare claimed that they were still citizens"!' the t'hiou. But imw the aspect of affairs '8 ('hunted, ami Missouri present* the anomalous picture of a State umlor four dif ferent governing powers, being governed according to the occupation of tiio military authorities, by .Tell. Davis and Claib. Jackson where the rebels are in power, and by President I.incnln and Governor Gamble whero the Unionists have the upiwrliand. Aftor severe snow storms and a cold snap, we have gMtled down into very mild spring liko woather. OUR CAIRO CORRESPONDENCE. Cairo, 111., Doc. 4, 1961. The Sixteenth Infantry and Fourth Cavalry Regiments ly low a Ready for the Field? Several H'itcmsin Reg% menu Also Ready for Action ? Fifty-te"*n Infantry ant Ten Cavalry Regiments in Illinois Nearly Ready ? Exctl lent Measures Adopted for (Ac Relief of Soldim' farm he.W'??H Found with the Contract System in lUirutu? Camji i of Instruction at Chicago anil Springfield ? A Scotch Urignde to be Raised ? Arrical of the Stea mrr latan, H'llA 'he CumpJackxm Prisoners ? " Salutes" from Three Rebel Steamers Sear F\rrt IIoU. ? They Are Chased Away Ly a Uunboat ? Arrival of Troops m lAtrge .Yum bers , <fe Tho lust two weeks have been characterized only by a genera! stagnation In war matters; but in oven this np parent apathy one cannot help but discover tho promises of a more active future, and that future not far distant. I Miners have boen going home on furloughs far more gen orally than usual, leaves of absence have boen g? anted to such privates as have business at home demanding their attention , friends and relatives of .he troops have boon freely admitted to the town and camp ami everything has been transpiring that would go to promise a forward movement. As all others took advantage of the season to run out of town, 1, too, thought that a short triptoour neighboring States would conduce more to the interest of the Herald, than would an occasional letter from Cairo detailing uoim|wrtant every day transactions, according y, last Saturday week. I started on a trip to Iowa Wisconsin and the northern part of this state, to find out, if pi ssiblo, what was being done towards forwarding the long promised down river expedition, and I may say that 1 have come back better satisfied and more confident th?n I could have dared be, even from tho very tint taring rovorts I had heard from other places. Iowa has her KXteenth regiment of infantry und fourth of cavalry , eadj to lake the field. Wisconsin has hor sixteen regt Mients of infantry and three of cavalry, either in the ar live service or encamped at home awaiting arms, while fifty seven infantry colonels and ten colonels of cavalry in this State have their regiments uearly full, and only await their arms and war machinery to place them on ^'?od war footing. While Illinois comes in for the highest meed of praise l<ir furnishing numbers, Wisconsin surpasses her in the Vanner io which she provides, not only for the soldier, but hi* family. The State but taken Into It* own hand* 1 tbo task of affording relief to the families of all those who enlist who may neod assiBtauce, and tbo most libo ral provision in made to that end. The wilu of each sol dier resident in the State, enlisted in a Wisconsin rogl munt, receives from the State live dollars |ier month, and each oil ild under twelve yearn of age three dollars per month. Should the soldier lose his lilo whilu in the ser vice the name liberal bounty inures to his family so Ions as it may be needed. The Wisconsin troops are hotter supplied in the way of clothing and cump oqui|>age than any 1 have seen anywhere. One sees no "shoddy," no paper soled shoes, uo sheep skin gloves, no rotten blan kots, no tents ventilated at every scam, none of the ovils of which such great complaint is made elsewhere; and tho reusou is that the Uovernor will not |>ermit ihem to exist, and the result is such as might be exacted. A belter class of men are brought into the sorvlce. The Twelfth, now at Madison, and Thirteenth, at Janesvllle, are by all odds the (lnest appearing bodies of men 1 have seen. With regard to military matters in Illinois, I may say there scums to bo a great fault somewhere, but to Hud the fault's locality would tax to the uttermost the penu (ration of a Philadelphia lawyer. The Stato authorities say it is government's fault, and government ottlcom say that the State fathers are to blame, so between the two tho troops are, in somo localities, poorly rationed, poorly clad and poorly housed . Hut 1 opine that tho "pet con tract system" lies at the base of all those, and it allords pleasure to the troops and their friends to know that the whole contract business is being overhaul od and will be thoroughly ventilated. The Slate is divided into two military districts, the but ter to facilitate enlistments, ono having its headquarters in Chicago and the other at Springtleld. At each of these places are camps of instruction and barracks for leu thousand troops. There wore at Chicago, on Satur ilay last, about 6,500 troops, aud on Monday, at Spring Held, about au equal number. l>urlni{ my ilay in Chicago I learned that a project was on loot to still further augment the military force ol this State by tbu raising of a Scotch brigade, to be command ed by oillcers from the Queen's Scotch legion. The wealthy Scotian residents of the Slate propose to equip .such a brigade tf government will pormit it. The steamur latan arrived here to-day from St. I /mis, with the t.'ainp .lackson prisoners, seventy two in num her , on board , bound for Coluuibus. Gen ral frost was on board, Willi his staff. Tho boat, after lying at the wharf here i couple of hours, ami unloading her freight, proceeded down the river, and has not yot returned. Some fears arc entertained for her safely. A few very line horses, belonging to the rebul otllcers which were on board , were taken off, as (Jonoral Grant diil nut consider thai horses were embraced in tho trade between Fremont aud Price. This is considered here a very good joke on the 06ceehtbut if, In retaliation, tho latau should tie con located, tho bulk of the joke would be on us. On Sunday last two or three rebel steamers ma le tholr appearance below Kort Holt, and tired a lew gi.ns, but no damage was done, as the shots fell nearly a mile short of ihe mark As soou as the trick was discovered tho big ten inch cohimhiad at the fort was trailed to bear U|s>n them, aud two or three shots from him stimulated the saucy Southrons to set out ujton a voyage ot discovery after Coluuibus, in which they wore followed by Captain Stombel with one of our gunboats. Reports are rife here that one of the attacking fleet was Hollins steam ram Manassas, but 1 hardly credit tho rumor. Colonel lluford gave thom a few shells from Kort Cairo, by way of a parting salute, when they were In the act of leaving Two of the new gunboats which hare buou building at St. Louis arrived here to day to receive their armament , which will be put on board with all possible dosutih Troops are now arriving here in large numbers, aiso, by ri\ or and rail, and tho place wears a nioro warlike nioin than is consonant with peace. Speaking of the Camp Jackson prisoners reminds me that there is a matter connected with their transit through here of which the public should he advised, and lhat is the facility the rohols have, by such means, of supplying themselves with Northern luxuries. Notwithstanding n few horses were takon from them here, 1 learn lhat several others wero permitted to be taken along, as woro als innumerable camp chests, tilled with medicines and liquors. Kach otllcer, high and low, had side arms enough to supply a comrade, and all were cleared from (his port in compliance with s|?cial permissions from somebody in authority at St. Louis. General Grant causo<l the whole cargo to bo carefully overhauled and ox imined ? soldiers, horses anil all ? and such as wero uo! covered by social permits wore detained horo. One cannot but Wonder why "somebody" in St. Louis did not -'permit" a battery or two to be taken down, they would be so handy and look so well on dress parado. THE REBEL LEGISLATURE OP MISSOURI Wn n> f?m Vk6 I'""'" Republican, l)oc. 2. ] fr"J? this proclamation to record some acts or the irresponsible ami deajieralo men who still liav? ili? presumption to call thenisolyes tb. l"g?juture of U ? souri. It I. not probable that the nun&r TZSXJf o, i htst* worthies wiJl ever And thoir way into history? ii im . nough to know th?t a go,, a muy of were |, v ? hi ".n',, r * Kuur,'> and O'lnjx'llcl to perform M i.i i i ?" w in which they t >ok purl This i .table body brought up Onally at l'inevill?. Living? wed the army from No,* ho, and there tboy iLie i i ih dfi'r8' "J10/* those ratifies tho bargain midu by aboil & Co. and the Confederate Mini, tor, by whu li Mis sourl m pitched into the rebel conte leracy wtlho, t th -ave of anybody whatever. Another device of .. rump Legislature was to pant a law orori inir for th i?ue of state scrip, without interest, to an' unlimited "5 10 ?r ?" den'omln" i? fh,! .I,*'0 n'^? ? le?al '?n<ier to the State an banks. All remedies at law aro postpone! for two years, unless individuals will agree to take Suu bch. ?t par It is said that Claib. JackJL haU cowti titional scruples about signing this bill, with s .me otiiei i..ovi8loIwinit,aa ir h. h?l any conscience left after ii'h 0nd 8worn >n tho last ion m'nths When it is considered that probably ten millioas of dol . ir* or scrip have already boeu issued by the army in the >st six months, tbe value of the whole on* ?nay b,. sali-ly estimated as nothing. Tom Murray of Warsaw Shi("rt?, <* Lexington , and Seu^I yday* Jf ' .7, appointed to get this scrip engraved at Menmhis' The same body elected John H. Clark and p'non ol Cass, Sen-tors, and Thomas A. Harris, C^por w lUli A. FI. Con row t Thomas Iroeman, George Vest ])r Hv?r ?f Dent , and Judge William M. C^ke, of f^uig * JjX' son tat Ives to the robe! Congress at Richmond, or nLi-. -? i ? rt-vor 11 nmy brlu8 "!>? In the act they are called Commissioners, hut there is a member from each f "Jo Congressional districts in the State. Touching th operations of these Kerossiontsts with the banks ? o team ? ha when Claib. Jackson was at Uxlngton he denude I of the Farmers Rank the sum of $37,H00 in coin as th? Ul'0I1|'f l''?1 ')anlt und, r t1"1 suspension act passed by a tormer legislature. The directors refused to honor . ?il?T ' ? th"?,wer" threatened with a visit from a Hie of secession soldiers, aud in that event thev m.ilo make a draft U|ion the wllnle vault . They caved 8 The rollowing is til, d umont giving the State to leir Pavis and Co. .without ..skmg tbe consent or c onwS ihe wishes of tho people ? CONVENTION BKTWEEN TIIK STATE OK MISSOURI AND TIIH OOVKKNSTKNT OK TUK CONKBDKKATK STATKs "hero is, it is the common d<sire ot tho State of fills. s?'r '^"Confederate States of America, that said ate should become a momber of the confederacy and whereas the accomplishment of thoir purim-e is' now prevented by ?u armed invasion of the territory of said Ma e by the United Stairs, and whereas, the interests both demand that they should make common cause in th war waged by tho United States against the bberl 's of N?th: now therefore, for these most desirable ob rcts ? he Kxecutive power of Uie state of Missouri has conferred' lull powers on KdwardCarrtngtont ab. il and 'Urmia* 1 i Snoad , anil U>? President of the Confederate HUta? ot America on R. SI. T. Huuter, their Secretary of suite w1k>, after having exchanged their said full pow, : s in due and pr.mer form, have agreed to the following articles _ Article 1 The State ol Missouri shall be adin.l'el into said confederacy on an equal footing with tho oth Stnt-s composing th ? same, on tli" fulfillment of the condiu'ns set forth Hi the socond section of the net of the Congress of the Coufedoratn Slates, eutitlod "An art to ?ii.ii,.1. State of Missouri in repelling lnvas?m by the Hi ed Utates, and to authorize tho admission of said Statu is a member of the Confederate Maim of America and" ? other pur|x>ses, approved August 20 1S6I Art. 2 Until said Stateof M.ssouri shall becniM a mem ber of said confederacy, the whole military force, mate rial of war and nudtary operations, offensive and defen sive of sail. State shall be under tho chief controUnd direction of the President of the Confederate States upon the same basis, principles aud footing as if said Slate' were now and during ih.' interval, a member of said c .n'ede lacy the said force, together with that of the Confederate ' r.H' V" ? rn|A 'e<' tor 'heir common defence. Art. 3. The stato of Missouri will, whenever sh* b comes a member of said confederacy tun7 over to said Confederate Sutes all the public prowrtv she may""1 tC ?Puani'"" ? war, of which from the United states (excepting'The* uMi'o l.fndsTon U,; haino terms and In the same manner as the other . tates of said confederacy have done in like casos Istuig waMne'HTed'by'the 'stauT of'^MHSoun ?? ?? after the dat? or the signing of this convention "'hall'?',, met and provided for by the Confederate States' Art. 0. The all,ance hereby made bewe#n the said State ?f Missouri ind the Confedorato states shall be , (Tensive .Hid deiensive, and sl.all bo and remain in forco during the continuance of the existing war with the United fnh,Tl,'?"r "r "! H"Kr"'",rl i,v "dn'hision of said Slate nto the eonfi deracy, and shall take odket from Hie date t h . ! .'K l" "' P'"vtel"M ??' the third section of the alon .-ai J act, approved August 20, 1801. In faith wlie roof, we, tho Commissioners of the State of .Missouri aud of the Confederate States of America have signed and seated these presents ' Done, in duplicate, at tho city of Richmond, on the 31?t day of October., , I the year of our Ix>rd one thousand eight hiiudred aud sixty one. K. C. CABKIJ, THCK I,. SNKAP, H. M. T. HUXTER. THE FIGHT AT LANCASTER Missouri [From the St. Louis Republican , Ia;c 2 ] miui?, *aviCMIll'?t Sunday evening. 24ih' a pkir wZya": ?-? ..aWtWai >nen , w?' s/irn LV a *,1"'^! J? T" '' reached thoro tie san e evi nTne 'Z?U ' "!?'ai M?'f0 several more wounded, an m ,,, v P.? w,,r". kil1"'1. Among the k.lled on that sis? wercCa. ^n, - "was rr;1.:1 sz rf ^ ^ rrssrs sst,trns from Holla and Sprinfleld. Colouel Fuller Itaa been do t. lined at Snrintleld ever since the retrograde movement id the Ironi'H, by illness, from which ho has, in a great measure, recovered. lion. McCulloch was in Bpfinlleld prior to Ins leaving, and troatud Colonel Fuller with marked civility. llu furnished him with a safeguard, which waa observed throughout his journey, oxeupt in one instance. Mcculloch hail with him at Bpringftold four or live regiments of Confederate troops, but they were not full, and all of thorn left ilia town on Monday last, taking the Mount Vornon road, intending, as wan supposed, to go to Arkansas. Oon. I'rlce wan at Green Hi- Id on Monday wit li is, 000 men, independent ol out ?idem, who were constantly coming aud going. Ho was marching for the North, nnd no doubt roaohed Osceola or that neighborhood on Thursday last INDIAN REGIMENT. [From the (ireen Buy Advocate.] The report that Mr. Henry Ueudrick , great grandson ot the celebrated ( a tain Hondrick, ol Revolutionary mem ory, has hoen authorized by thu Governor of Wisconsin to raise an Indian regiment for thu war, has boon -confirmed by an interview had with Mr. Heudrick himself. Mr. Iluiidrick is of ihe dtockbridge tribe, formerly of the Mo hicans. He pledges $<10,000 from the Indians towards lite equipping of the regimeut. Mr. II is a vory Intelligent man, a student at the Appleton University. THE SIEGE OF LEXIHQTQN. SPEECH OP COL. MULLIGAN IN DETROIT. At the reception given to Colonel Mulligan on the until ult. the gallant Colonel delivered the lollowing speocli ? I.aiiiw and Uknti.k.mkx ? It is with no ordiuary pleasure that I appear before you thU night It Ih with a peculiar pride that I stand in Detroit, so sacrod to the memories of the past ? in the itomeul Ilia} sUte?Q)uu (i.'uss) whose lifo has been devotod to his country? that nioiiiiniont of a man living ami embodying tlio history of the nation, (iod grant that lie may live to soe our country again united. (Applause.) It is with pleasure that I stand here in the homu ol' that man whose blood has ba; tiled our great cause, for which h" lien this night conQned ill a hostile dungeon When I utter thi se wortiji of bravery ami imtriotism, you know 1 embody the namoof Wdlcox, of Michigan (Prolonged cheers.) And I trust that the time is not far distant wheu be shall again stand by tlio side ol' Corcoran, of tlio glorious Sixty ninth ? that loyal wall of true Irish hearts ? restore i to the country which he lias honored, (i heers.) Lnt mo now plainly and briefly relate the cir cumstances of a littlo affair that happened to us in Mis souri. Just outsiilo the limits of Jett'orsoo city, overlook ing the broad Missouri, were encain ed two regiments, over which floated twin banners ? b urners which have been twins in the past, and inay tliuy ever be so in the future? the harp of Ireland and the starB of America. (Applause.) I'nder these twin banners lay as rollicking aud happy a regiment as was evor collected together. It waa the Irish Itrigade of Chicago. At the hour of mid night it receive I an order to march to the ruliof ol Col. Marshall 's cavalry , then threatened bj the enemy, au I with them to cut their way through to Lexington and hold it at all hazards. The next morning saw the Irish Mrigade with its fuce set towards I,ox mgton. We started with forty rounds of ammunition and three days' rations, and advanced tor diiii days without mooting the enemy , foraging upon the country in the meantime for support. As we moved along, war smoothed his wrinkled brow. The chaplaiu mixed his admonitions with an occasional snatch of an Irish melody. The Major waa a married man aud chaiilod ? "Evorof thoel'ra fond'y dreaming." The Lieutenant Colonel was a niarnod man, and, not to bo 1 urinal, I was a married man, anil followed the Ma, or. (laughter.) Thus wo weui on, until at length we arrived within two mill* of Islington. The brigade sal down, pitohod iuh camp, the men rested, and prorations were made for advancing into the city . We went in, with our solitary six jioun ler tnuz/.lod iu roses and brooch' d with evergreens. Tho men bad travelled nine days, by lorcod inarches, as it is called in the regular army, yet they novor looked bettor. On arriviug at Lexington w.i found Col. Marshall's cavalry and a few Homo Guards, and 1 wish, for our Hakes, there had bo-n lower 1 havea very poor opinion of Home Uuards. 1 have lound them in vincible in poace aud invisible iu war. (laughter.) lliey are generally c.outout to slay at home under tho shadow of the paternal mansion and let tho country tuko care of itself. 1 say we found a few of tlioso Ho:no (iuarda there. on the lOili of September a letter trrived from Col. I'oahody, sayiug that b? wan re treating fmin Warront,b.<rg, tw iuy live miles distant, aud that l'rice was pursuing liiiu with ten thousand men. A few hours afterwards Colonel I'eabody, with the Thirteenth Missouri, entered Islington We then had 2 780 men ia garrison and forty rounds of cartridges. At niton of the 11th we commenced throwing up our tlrst in treuobinents. In si* hours afterwards the enemy O|>ouod thoir ti o. C'a?l. 1'eabody was ordered out to meet them. Tho camp then presented a lively scone; ofllcora wero h irrying hither and thither, drawing the troops up iu line liKd giving orders, and the ct-nimaudor was ridiug with h.s stair to the bridge toencouiago his men and to plant his artillery. Two six pounders woro planted to op isise the onemy, and placed in charge of Capt. l>an. Quirk who remained at his post till daybreak. It was a li ght of fearful anxiety. None knew at what moment iliu enemy would be upon tho little ban I, and the hours oaasod in silence aud anxious waiting. So it continued 1 until moruiug, when the chaplain rushed into headquar ters, saving that tho enemy wero posing rorward. l'wo companies of the Missouri Thirteenth woro ordered out, and the Colonel, with tho aid ? >f his glass, saw Uoueral Price urging his men to the light. Tney wero met by Con>i?ny K, ..f the Irish Brigade, under Captain Quirk, who hold them in check until Captain Dillon's company, of the Missouri Thirteenth, drove thom back, and burned tho bridge. That closed our work before breakfast. Imine diately six companies of tho Missouri Thirteenth and two companies <>1 Illinois cavalry wore despatched in search of tho retreating onemy. They engaged them in a corn lold fought with them gallantly , aud harassod them to such an extent as to delay their progress, In order to give umo for constructing intrjnchm nts around tho camp on College Hill. This had tho desired offoct, and we suc ceeded in throwing up earthworks three or four fool In height. 'Hi is consumed tho night, aud was contmuod during tho next day, tho outposts still opposing tho enemy, and keoping them back aa far as possible. At three o'clock in the afternoon of tho 12th the engage moont opened with artillery. A volley of grap - shot was thrown among the ofllcers, who stood in front of tho breastwork*. Tho guua within the introiiolunenta immediately replied with a vigor which converted the scone into one of the wildost description. The gunners were inexperienced, an 1 tho llnng was bad. Wo had llvo six pounders, and tho musketry wore firing at every angle. Tfloso who were not shooting at the moon wero shooting above it (Laughter.) The men wore ordered to cease llrlng, and iboy wore arranged in ranks, kuoelmg. tho front rank -hooting and tho others loading Tue artillery w >re served with moro care, and within an hour a shot from one of our guns diainouute 1 their largest piece, a twolvo poundor.and exploded a powder caisson. This achieve inent was roc ivod with shouts of ex illation by the bo leagurod garrison. The oiiciny retired a distance oi threo miles. At seven o'clock the engagement had ceased and Lexington was ours again, (Applause.) Next in irniug iieneral l'arsons, wi'h ton thousand nun a' lus back, s nt in a Hag of truce to a little garrison of 2,700 men, asking iiertnl-sii.n to outer the town and bury his dead, claiming inat when the noble Lyon went down his corpse had I all - e'u into his hands, and lie badgrantod evory privilege to the Inderal officers sent after It. It was not nocifsir? t id i ducu this as a reason why lie should Ih) permitted to per foi m au net which Uuinauity would dictate. (Cheers.) I'he roq .est was willingly granted, an I we cheerfully assisted in burying tho fallen too. On Friday tho work of throw ing up intienuhmouls went on. It rained all day, and the men stoo l knee doop iu the mud, building them. Troops wore sent out to forago, and returned with large quanti ties of provisions aud fodder. On Friday, Saturday aud Sunday wo stole seven days' provisions for 2,71X1 men. We hud fou ml no provisions at I.oxm^ton, and w?*re com polled to get our rations ?s bust wo could. A quantity of powder was obtained, aud then large c is torus were lilied with water. Til-men made cartridges ill the collar or the college building, and cast one hundred and tlfty rounds of shot for tho guns, at the foundrios or Lexington. During "the little respite the evening gu\e us, wo caul our shot, made our cartridges, and stole our own provisions. (Ap plause). We ha i stacks of iorage, plenty of hams, bacon, ike and felt that good times wore in store for us. Ah this time our pickets woro constantly engaged with the eneinv and we wore well aware that ten thousand men were threatening us, and knew that tho struggle was to be a desiieraie one. Kartliworks bad been roared breasl hiah enclosing an area of llfteen to eighteen acres, and surrounded by a ditch. Outside or this was acircie of twenty -one nnues, aud StiH. J 'iLifior w0,'? pits to embarrass tKo progress of the onemy. During ths night of the 17th wo wero getting ready lor tho defence, and hoard the souuds of preparation iu the camp of tho enemy for the at tick on the morrow. Father llutler went around among Hie moil and blossod them, aud thoy reverently uncovorcd their heads and rocoive.l his bene diction At nine o'clock on the morning of tho lsth tho drums beat to arms, and tho terrible struggle com menced The enemy s force had been increased to I wen ty eight thousand men and thirteen pioces of artillery. They came as eno dark moving mass; men armod to tne teeth as fur as tho eyo could reach ? men. men, men, were visible. They plautel two batteries in front, one on tho left, one on the right, and one in ? lie rear, and opened with a terrible llro, which was answered with the utmost bravory ;ind determination. Our spies bad in formed us thai Ihe rebels intendo I to make one grand rout aud bury us in the trenches or Islington. The batteries opened at nine o'clock , and for throe lays they never ce oed to ix>ur deadly shot 'ip <n us. About noon tho h .spital was taken. It was situated on the loft, outside of the iuticachinonts. 1 had never thought it tiecossary to build forllfl cations around tho sick man's couch. I had thought that, among civilized nations, tho soldier sicken ed and wounded In the service of his country, would, at least, be sacred. Hot I was inexperienced, and had yet to learn that such was not the case with the relies. They b sieved the liosuitai, took it, and Irom the balcony ?in 1 roof iki'ii sharpshooters noured a deadly lire within our intrencU?lrt#. "I contafued our ch ipiaui ai. I ar ceon and one hundfWi ami twenty w^ntlde I mon. It could' not be allowed to rcmftlU in the possession or tho nnemv A company of the Missouri Thirl- enib w-m or dered forward to retake tb? hospital. Ihey Started (in their errand, but stoppo<l at th ? hrcastw Tks, '-going not

out because it was bad to go out. (Laughl-r.) A com pjiti v of the Missouri Kourte- nth witesuirt nvwaid, but il also shrank from the tusk u.ul nrr-ssd wiii-vn outside tlm intrci.chmei:ts. The Montgomery i;i.?rd, innn (ileason, or tho Irish Uriptle. were then l> night out n,e commander admonished tlioin that Ibc oth rs h id railed- and wnh a brief exhortation to uphold tho name' they boie, gave the word to 'chargo." Tho distance was eiglit hundred yard-. Ihey start** l out from tie iinronchuieut-', tlrst quick, ilien doubl quick then on a run, then taster. 1 b" enemy poured a deadly shower of bullets upon them, but on they went a wild liiio of steel, and what Is bolter than steel, human will. (' lieora.) They stormed upliie slope to tie hospital door, aud with irresistible bravery drove the enemy before them, afld hurled them la.- -iowu the lull beyond. (Vociferous cheers.) At the head oi those brave lellows, pale as marble, but not | alo from fear, stood the gallant olli' er, < apiuiu (iloa-on. He vai l, "Com? on, my brave boys," and In they rushed But when their brave captain returned, it was with a shot itiro'ith the che k and another through the arm, aud wiili but Ally of tho eighty be bad led forth. (Applause.) Til# hospital was in their possessing. Thu charge was ODii oi tho mint brilliant imii reckless In all history, and I" you, Captain Gloason, belongs the glory. (At thu In nil ion, the gallant Caiitaln Oleason was brought to the front, wmb Um w hole assembled mm with oue accord, und greeted his appeurani e with thu most tu multuous cheers ) Kaeh side felt, after this chargo, that it olever thing had beon dene, and thu tire of th > enemy lagged. We wore in a terrible situa tion. Tiwurd night the lire increased, and in the evening vtord came from tho rebuts 11' the garri son did not surrender before the next day , thoy would li ist tlio block II. ig at their cannon and give us no quar ter Word was sent that 'when wo asked for quar ter it would be time to settle that. " (( beers.) ft win n. terrible tiling to see thorn brave fellows mangled, ai. i Willi no skilful bauds to bind their gaping wounds Our surgeon wns held with the enemy, against all rulos of war, and that, too, when we had released a surgeon of tli"irs on nis mere pledge that he was such. Captain Mo riarty worn into the hospital and, with nothing but a r zor, acted I he part of a surgeon Wo could not be with Out a chaplain or surgeon any longer. There was m our racks a Lieutenant ilickey, a roll i< king, jolly fellow, who was dispatched from the hospital with orders to procure the surgeon an. I chaplain at all hazards. Forty minutus la e. and the b.'iive Lieutenant was borne by severely wounded. As he was borne past 1 hoard him exclaim, ?God have men y on my little ones. " And God did hear his pr iyers,for u>e gay Lloutonont is up, as rollicking as over, auil is n >w tormuig Ids brigade to return to the Ueld. (Apnlauso.) On tho morning of tho lUth the tiring was r 'sumod and oontlnucd all day. We recovered our surgeon and chaplain. The day was signalized by a fierce bayonet charge ujion a rogimont of tbe oneiny, which served to show them that our mon wore not yet complete ly worried o it. Tho odlcers had told them to hold out until tho 19th, when thoy would certainly be reinforced. Through that day our little garrison stood with straining oye-t watching to seu If some friendly Uag was bearing aid to lh'.'m ? with st aiuiug ear awaiting tho sound of a friendly cannonade. Itut no remforcemonts appeared, and, with the energy of despair, they determined to do their duty at all hazards. (Prolonged cheers.) The 19ih was a b irrid day. Our water cisterns had boon drained, and wo dared not leave the crown of tbe hill, and make our intrenc.bmenta on tho bank of tbe river, for the one uiy could havo planted their cannon on tbe hill and buried uh. The day was burning hot, and the men bit tlieir car tririgs, tlieir lips wero parched and blistered. But not a word of murmuring. (Applause.) Tbe night of the 19th two wells were ordered to ho dug. We took a ra vine, and expected to reach water in about thirty hours. Duriug tho night, I passed around the field, smoothed back the clotted hair, and by the light of the moon, shining through the trees, recoguized hero and thero the countenances of my bravo men who had fallen. Homo wore my favorites In days gone past, who had stood by me in these hours of terror, and had fallen on the bard fought Hold. Sadly wo buried tbem in tbe tronchoH. The morning of the Jith broke , but ho re Inforcemeius appeared and still the men fought on. Tho rebels had constructed moveable breastworks of hemp bale^, rolled tbem up tbe hill and advanced their batte f l.-Hin a manner to command the fortification. Heated shot were fired at them , but thoy had taken the precau tion to soak the bales in the Missouri. Tho attack was urged with renewed vigor, and, during the forenoon the outer breastworks were taken by chargo of tho rebels In force. The whole liue was broken, and the enemy rush ed in upon us. Captain Kitzgerald, whom 1 bad known in my younger days, and whom wo had beon accustomed to call by the familiar nlcknaino, "Saxy ," was then ordered to oppose bis company to tho assailants. As I gave tbe order, ",v'axy, go in," the gallant Kitzgorald, at tho head of company I , with a wild yell rushed in upon the enemy. (Ureal applauso, mingled with cries for "Saxy. ") The commander sent for a company on which he could rely, the firing suddenly ceased, and when tho smoke rose from the field, 1 observed the Michigan company, under thelr gallant young commander, Captain Patrick Me Dermolt. charging the oncmy and driving them hack. Prolonged cheers.) Many of our good fellows were lying end , our cartridges had failed, and it was ovident that the light would soon cease. It was now three o'clock, and all on a sudden an orderly came, saying tho enemy bad sent a llag of truce. With the llag came tho following note from General Price; ? "Colonel ? What lias caused tho cessation of tho fight-" Thu Colonel returned it with tho following reply writ ton on tho back: ? "Genoral ? I hardly know, unless you have surrender ed. " (laughter.) He took pains to assure me, however, that such was not tbe case. I learned soon after that tho Home Guard bad hoisted the white ilag. The Lieutenant who had thus hoisted the tlag was threatened with instant death unless he pulled it down. The rneu all said, "Wo have no cartridges, and a vast horde of the ouemy is about us." l'bey wore told to go to tho line and stand thorc, and use tho chargo at the muzzle of thoir guns or |ierisb there. They grasped their woa]>ons tho fiercer, turned calmly about, and stood firmly at thoir posts. And there they stood without a murmur, praying as Uiey uever prayed before that tho rebel hordo would show themselves at tho earthworks. An officer remarked, "this is butchory." The conviction became genoral,and a council of war was held. And whon, finally , the white tlag was raised, Adjutant Cosgrove, of your city, shod bitter tears. (Applause.) Tho place was given up. upon what conditions, to this day, I hardly know or care. Th e enemy came pouring in. One foppish officer , dressed iu the gaud, est uniform of his rank, strutted up and down through the eainp, stopped before our men, took out u pair handcutfs, and holding them up, said, "1)0 joa know what these are for f" We were placed in file, and a figure on horseback, looking much like "Death on the l>ale horse, ' le.l us through the streets of Islington. As we passed , the secession ladies of Lexington carno from thoir houses , and from the fence tops jeered at us. We were then taken to a hotel with no rations and no pro prietor. After we had boarded there for some time we startod with Gen. Price, on the morning of tbe 30th, for "the land of Dixie " Tho column of our escort was fif teen miles long. Of our imprisonment there I will say nothing. Wo all feol, every man of us, that we have been lighting for a great cause, that we were not spared from Islington to sit illy in our homes while our country is in danger. (Cheors.) Wo all feel that that republic which was cemented by the blood of our fathers is to be again baptized and made stronger with our blood. And 1 feci for myself that whMe a half a million of bristllug bajronots are standing up for it, Und will crown with suc cess tbe effbrts of these defenders of tho Union, tho con stitution and the laws. And when next I meet you 1 hope it may not be as when we put our armor on, but as when we put our armor off, to sit down in peace and again enjoy tho bleesings of an undivided and glorious nation. (Ix>ud and long continued applause.) Defence* of Toronto. [From the Toronto lender, Dec. S.) The defences of Toronto aro now being rapidly strengthened in anticipation of the occurrence of any thing unpleasant in the relations of Great ltritain witU the neighboring republic. At the old fort, commanding the western entrance to the harbor and tho railway ap proaches to the city, the most active preparation* aru being made. Yestorday afternoon the work wan com meuto I of creating a now battory of ten guns on tho south side of tbo barracks, overlooking tho extensive warehouses of the Grand Trunk Kailway, tho Queen's wharf ,ind the channel. Two hundrod men of tho Thir tieth ro^imunt wore detailed for the duty, and at threo o'clock marched out to work armed with pickaxes and shovels. 1 hey appeared quite jubilant at the prospect ? remote as wo trust it is ? of active operations in tho tlold, and gut about their work, under the siiiieriutendenco of an otllcor of the Hoyal Engineers, with a readiness and spirit characteristic of tho llritish soldier. Tho broast work on whic i they arc employed will extend along nearly tho whole south front of tho parade ground and will be a strong and formula bio work. The guns to bo mounted upon it ? or rather behind it ? aro sixty pou inters, with one large Armstrong gun, which will command nearly tho whole harbor. Tlio timber for tho platforms, kc.. is now ?in the ground, sawed anil otherwise prei>ared for imme diate use. There is an old eartii work, with a three gun battery on this sido of the fort, but it has for years been crumbling away, and now does not rise more than throe foel above the surfaco of the parade ground. The bat t"ry has been dismantled and most of tho woodwork car ricd off. Tho now oartliwoi k will bo raised about ton feet inside of tho old, and will have a base apparently of about twouty feet. There aro now on tho ground up wards of twonty old smooth bore cannon, '?honey combed " with rust and long since condemned. Th 'car riages for the new metal arrived by rail yesterday, and were hauled to the barracks by Messrs. 1 Cond rio At Shed den's heavy wagons. The guns are expected to arrive to day or to-morrow. Very llttlu information with regard to the work is to bo gained on tho ground. The officer in charge, on being asked by our reporter, said ho knew littlo further than th" fact that it was to bo a ton-gun bfltjtfry, 'wl that littlo ho was not at liborty fo c'mfhmEicftto". The work is apparently to bn pushed forward in great hagto, two hundred moil being detailed every day lor the purpose. They receive extra pay (or tho labor, and appear exceedingly anxious to bo employed. It is reported at tho garrison that It is intendod to oxtend tho formications along the bank ol the lake to the new fort, planting batteries in all for thirty six heavy cannon; and that, in addition, a heavy battery is to b ? erected 011 the northwest angle of the fort, ovor looking tho ravine and commanding tho Great Western and Northern Hallways. It is also reported that tents for ?.en thousand men are to l>o erected on the common be tween tho two forts, and that works aro to bo constructed at the eastern en I of the city, somewhor.i in the neigh borhood of the Don river. What truth there is in them r mors we have no reason of judging, hut they probably arise from the fact of tho council of military authorities lately hold it ljucb 'C, and the recent visit of his Excel lency tho c unmander of the forces In this City. A great deal of interest is taken in tho waiiiko preparations now going on, and many of our citizens yesterday visitoil tho fort for the purpose of satisfying thoir curiosity. Although guards are mounted at the gales no obstacle is presented to an entrance, ami visiters are at liberty to roam at will through the ban ticks and grounds. AMMfNITlOK POR TORONTO. [Krom tho Kingston Whig.] One or tho res. ills of Lieutenant General Williams' visit to Kingst >n has been the despatch of six hundred barrels of guu|>owder to Toronto, to be followod in a day or two by the ? Hiding forward to th ? West Of a largo number of heavy metal g .ns to be placed in position at Toronto and elsowhore. ' TROOPS FOR CANADA. [from the Montreal Witness. ] Mr. Cutiard, of the woll known steamship line, passed through Montreal on Friday afternoon for Quebec ? at the request, It , s understood, of the Canadian government. The Sixty second and another regiment are to be sent to this province from Halifax forthwith, and it is surmised that some arrangement may be made with tho Cunard company to bring up these troo|? as fur, at least. as Rue'i o di Ivoup before tho close of the navigation. IMPORTANT TO CAVALRY. I i rotn tho Patent Olllce Rep"rt for 1HB0 ] An ingenious invention has just been adopted by the French. Minister of War, for the bettor feeding ot cavalry horses when on the march The hay and straw aro chopped line, the oats and corn crushed, ntid then mixed in proport:ou to the nutrititive qualities afforded by each. Vpon the mixture is poured a mucilaginous residue of llnMted , and the whole is pressed and coinos out in a hard cake, only requiring to be dried In the oven. M. Nandin, veterinary surgeon, is the Inventor of tho process which Is destined to render immense service to tho commissa riat department in even country. AFFAIRS D THE REBEL STATES. Southern Newspaper Accounts of Operations in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee -The Union Sentiment In Arkansas Operations on the Gulf and Florida Coast- Seizure of Fishing Smacks hy the Rebels Terror In the South Regarding the Rbsksippl Expe dition, &c., &c., &0. OUR BALTIMORE CORRESPONDENCE. Haltimohk, Dec. 6, lstil. Determination of the KelieU to Make a Stand <m the Jaw of the [''donate ? I Titration of the HebeU in Georgia auil South Carolina to Make a Motcow of Their Whale Country ? /'reparations to Hesixt the DwciU of the Mis tinnfrpi ? I 'rotable Speedy /ietqiening of the HaUimore an/l Ohio llailroad ? Crogress of Matters in Eastern I'iryirtia ? Husin'&s in HaUimore, ifc. Krom two i>ersous direct from the South, whose op|>or tunnies for acquiring new.) ware excollout, I learn some very interesting particulars. There is no foundation whatever tor tho report that the rebel capital is to be removed to Nashville. Somo member# of the re bel Congress from Tonncssee, Alabama and IxmiHiaua wore very anxious to have it done, but a large majority uf tho members were opposed to it. Jeff. Davis himself, in privato conversation, did not hositato to say that au abandonment of Richmond now would bo equivalent to an admission on the part of the South of thoir inability to defend that city, and of their inten lion of abandoning Virginia. Nothing can bo fur ther from tho inlontion of the rebels than this. They will insist on the liuo or tho Potomac until driven from It after a hard fought battle. Keauregard's army on the Potomac, my informant stat ed, had not beou weakened by the withdrawal of a single reglmont. On the contrary, considerable reinforce ments had boen sent to It sinco tho 12th of November. These facta in regard to Deaurogard's army I had previ nusly loarnod from a more direct source, both Savannah and Charleston wore vory strengly defended, each by an army considered sufficient to repel any attack, and a doh Iterate stand would be made at both points. Other points on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, where it was thought tho Union army might attempt to land, were also being fortilled. I am satisfied, from what these gen tlemen said, that it is the settlod puriiose of tho i>eople all along the seacoast counties of these two States, to burn what little cotton is still left on their plantations? to burn thoir houses? to burn everything, in a word, tnat cannot be carried off, in the event of a landing by the Union troops , sooner than permit anything to fall into tho hands of tho Union army l'ublic meetings of the plant ors had beon held, in which it was " Resolved, That we will make a Moscow of our whole country sooner than permit anything of value to fall into the hands of the in vaders." General I<ee, who is In command of the military forces thero, has mado arrangements with the planters to assist them in burning their cotton aud grain crops (such <.f It as cannot be removed), in killing or driving off their cattle, and in destroying all tho houses, gin houses, fcc. , in the event of an invasion. Most of the planters, in order to avoid this useless waste, have boon engaged for many days in transporting their grain and cotton to the Inte rior. All the roads leading to the back country are black with gangs of negroes ongagod in this work. After the cotton and grain on a plantation has boen removed, the horses, mules and cattlo aro next driven off. Millions of dollars worth of property have thus been romovod within the last throe woek?. As Napoleon remarked on viewing the blackened and smoking ruins of Moscow, "Truly these |K?ople aro Scvtliians." Thoso gentlemon assured inn that since tho aOhir at Beaufort fully 50,000 (ioorgia troops, who hail previously been drilling in different parts of that State, and had acquired some proficiency in regimental movements, had been mustered into the rebel service, and aro now organized into brigados. A largo proportion of them has been assigned to the de fence of Savannah and other points on tho seaboard. One of these gentlemen showed me a lettor which he had re ceived last woek from a correspondent in M'-mphis, in the course of which wore described tho means adopted by the rebels in Weste n Tennessee and Western Kentucky to provent the Union fleet from descending tho Mississippi. Tho writer says "tho whole river, from Columbus down to thi-t city (Memphis), bristles with dofonces of tho most formidable kind." Ho then describes no loss than seven forts and twelve large battories, commanding as many landing places and other im|M>rtant points on the river between Columbus and Memphis. " All these works,'' the letter says, " are mounted with plenty of caunon, and defended by strong garrisons. The guns are mostly smooth bores, anil of short range (two or three miles), but as the river is uot much over a mile wide, that is quito sufficient. Mtny of them aro of the largest calibre, thirty two and giity four launders, and they are plentifully supplied with both shot and shell. Tho channel of the river has not yet been obstructed , as that would Impede our own (tho Con fedorates) operations. A large number of old hulks havo been purchased for that purpose, and are now lying at the wharvos here (Memphis), and under the guns of the forts above. At tho proper moment they will bo towed out into the stream aud sunk in certain parts of the chan nel These of themselves will be sufficient to prevent tho passage of a hostile fleet The railroads, too, running south from Oolumbi.s, have been strongly fortified at overy available point." There Is some prospect now, at last, at the eleventh hour, that the ltaltimoro and Ohio Railroad will soon be reissued. The bridge over the Little Cncapoon river, I twenty miles southeast of Cumberland and sixty miles west of Harper 's Kerry, was completed yesterday. A large force or men is now at work on the bridge over the IligCacapoon river, rorty miles east or Cumberland and ill'ty miles northwost or Harper's Kerry, and it will b ? completed in a row days. The entire operations of tho railroad company have been prosecuted with the utmost vigor, and not only have their workmen built bridges and culverts and laid tho track as Tar as thoy havo been protected by a military rorce, but they have actually extendod the scene of their operations rar beyond the pickets of tho Union troops, and have penetrated into re gions where, only a Tew weeks ago, the rebel troop* roamed " lords ol' all they surveyed." Whother it is owing to tho ract that the rebel troops at Win Chester uro all sick and destitute or ammunition (as is alleged), or whether they are 'playing p?sum," and have somo deep game in view, it is certain thut tho com pany's workmen liavo up to this timo beon unmolested in their operations. In my latter or November 18 I spoke of Hie vory material servico which it was in the |H>weroi't;on 1 i tanks to render towards protecting that part or Virginia (lterkeloy, Morgan and .Jefferson counties) through which the road passon. A week bef ore the end or Nnve-nbor tienoral McClellan summoned General Ranks to Washing ton, and communicated to him his plans, so lar as they r ilated to operations in that part of Virginia. It U not lor mo to say what those plans are, but lam informe I that within the last few days orders havo boon given to Oeneral Hanks tAfoceed to Wllliamsport, and to operate thence in Virgnfflffn the manner indicated in my lettor of November 19. If this information is correct, and If Gene ral Ranks justifies the opinion ontortaine I of linn, he will be able to drive the robots far enough from the locality or the railroad to enable tho lattor to bo robuilt without any further delay. Nothing new has tnkon place in Kastern \ irginia since my last report by tolograph. The county meetings, which were talked of at that time, have been post|K>uod tor th" prosent. General I,ockwood's troops havo penetrated somo distance south of Kustville, tho county seat of North unpton county. At no place has any resistance been ma le, nor has thcro been the sllghtost manifestation of displeasure at the presence of the Union troops. On tho other hand, they havo everywhere been gladly roceivod and hailed as mends and as deliverers rroin a grievous tyranny. The offect of General Lockweod's proclamation, enjoining en all magistrates to discharge the functions of th"ir ofllco in accordance with tho provisions of the constitution of the United States and of the new State of Western Virginia, has boen to cause a feeling of security to pervado all classes of people. Tho citizens are roturning to their old habits of industry, and to their old ways of living, busi ness of all kinds is reviving, .and tho trade of the inhabi (ants with Haltimoro has boen reoponed. Their postal racilities, loo, of which they havo been so long deprived, have beon restored to tho i>eople, and they once more ro coive thoir mails regularly. The extent to which the business or Raltimo, e has be' injured by the ovents which rollowed ttie unfortunate occurrence or tHe ISHh or April has nover b.'o:i fully brought to light. As winter approaches, hone or, it bo comes painfully evident. Business houses, whose sales ?mounted heretofore to a million of dollars annual .y and of such there were many bore-now sell not a quarter of that amount. One hous\ whose sales of woollen cloths amounted to two millions of dollars (Mutually . was com welled to close their establishment here, their sales not being sufficient to pay their rent. They havo moved to Now York, where ihoy now do a good business in selling army cloths, tho same cloths that thoy cos Id not sell here The fact is. Baltimore has been avoided as ff it was plague stricken. A prominent merchant i f this city a short time ago wont to Washington, an I had all inter view with the President and all tho members of the Cabi net separately, on this tubject. Mr. Chase did notliesi talo to toll hitu, without miucing his words in tho least, that Baltimore and Maryland were or no account. "Up to this time," said the Secretary of the Treasury, "Maryland has not subscribed a single dollar to the national loan, nor has she furnished more than a coup!* of regiments for the national army." Since that time, howwver, Maryland citizens have taken a million or dollars of the loon, and havo now in the Held eight regi ments of Uni m troops. The committee of Union business men or Baltimore, who went to see the President a rew days ago, uid not receive much encouragement rrom the Kxecuiivo. A few citizens of Baltimore, however, bavo obtained contracts from tno government, which thoy are now lilluig. Among them is one ror the manufacture of cavalry saddles, which employs .100 men. anil another ror the manufacture or army tents, which keens four large ructones in operation day and night, and employs 1,400 hands. Thero are also some smaller contractors here, making army clothing. THE UNION SENTIMENT IN AUKANSA9. I ll" Llttii' Rock SI?U Journal of the 29th notices tlje ar rival at that city of twenty sevon prisoners, morabers of 11 secret Lincoln organization from Van Huron county. They wore lodged in jail fur wife keeping until triod by the civil authorities. Forty others were said to boon llit way . mid the names of the whole clan known, also Iheir secret signs and pass words, which were divulged by u young man who was Ignorautly initiated into the Order. Tne same paper of the 20th, referring to the conspiracy, says ? It appears that information of this organization was given to Genoral Hurgevin by a citizen of Van Bursa county , and a voluuteer iu the Confederate service. Hi* names of the leaders are woll known, and if thoso who are in hot pursuit uf them over succeed iu overtaking tlirm , it would be woll to acquaint theiu with some of the peculiar uses of h mp. Wo have been permitted to peruse tho constitution of thiH organization. It ts called a "Peace and Constitutional Society." They have seven hundred members in Searcy, Van Buren, Newton and Izard counties, and 1,700 in the whole Slate. They have a regular system of signs and passwords, and aru furnished with supplies of money from the Northern ramps. The constitution makes it ob Ugatorf upon every nu mber to hazard Ins lile in aid of another in distress, and the penalty of expressing any of the secrels of the organization la death. (Jeneral llurge vm, who was mustering Iu a regiment at Carroltou, as soon as he heard o! the conspiracy . at once hurried down to the counties above named, to lake steps as might be neoeasary. At Clinton he saw Colonel Jerome II. Lewis, who assured him of the correctness of the report. Colonel I ."Wis had called out a guard ol one hundred men, and wan at that time making arrests, and General llurgevtn "being satislled from his well known energy of character and fearless uature, that the matter was in good hands," left the control of the whole affair with that officer. Colonel l/ewis ro|>orl? that those already taken were woll supplied with arms and ammunition, and iulors that those still at large are equally well equipped. (ieneral Hurgevin reports further to the authorities in reference to the disaffection of iho people in tiiat section, and gives the names of certain individuals engaged' in fomenting discontent amoug them. Those who have been taken acknowledge their crime, plead nothing extenuating, but ouly beg for tholr lives. Our authorities, however, are fully informed upon tho whole subject, and wo hope. If necessary , the extremes! measures will be resorted to In order to suppress all trea ?ou. and securo to the people immunities from civil war iu their midst. A BURLESQUE ON GENERAL SHERMAN'S PROCLAMATION. [From the Charleston Courier.] l'oitr Royal, Camp 1/mvks and Pisiibs To ms U>YAL I.ADIKH or TI1K Ska Isi AMI>: ? Having been long familiar with your soft feather beds, well supplied tables, beautiful (lowers and hospitable smiles, more charming even than your tlsh aud game, we entreat you, with every assurance of our most tender re gard, to come and partake of some of the delicacies which wo have approbated by a "military necessity.'' It really grieves our loving hearts to live on the fat of our laud while you are houseless, particularly when ws ave so often boasted of your hospitality, aud been your honored guests, year aftor year, "without money and without price.'' If you declino this affectionate overture remember that we a-e cognizant to every creek and every corner in your larders, we know all your Utile rivers of milk and hon?y, the small hillocks of frosh butter and the pro montories of orange preserve jars, and we will appro priate them all to (he glory of Abraham the First. On tho other hand, if you will only separate yourselves from the robel husbands, sons and brotnors who are be having so improperly to our blessed government, bjr lighting for your homes and your honor, you shall be taken to our affectionate embrace, and banquets of rosea, such as you used to place around our flrosides and on our toilet tables, shall bo showered upon you. Yours, with sacred memorlos, CIIAS. O. BUTTERWELL it CO. THE RECENT CAPTURE OP FRIZES IN THB [From thfl Richmond Dispatch, Dec. 28 ] We haU recently published a telegraph of l Lhe captur. of a steamer, supposed to be the .h<? Orleans' plyingiu the lake trade bo i ween Mobl, e and New Or lean* , bv one of Lincoln's gunboats. The Baltic, Capl ta'n^' Walker has arrived at Mobile from Pascagouhi, confirm ing this' report, and bringing some highly mtoreating I - telligence. The following graphic slatcment of Mr. Holley, clork of the ltel tic, wo take from the Mobil* ho'-mng Baltic. of* r^AOOui^. Nov, 28,1^61. Tbn atoamer Baltic, Captain Walker, left Mobile tbi* ?uorning, at half past nineo'clock.for New 0rle*M;*"^ .< i 'miit n l'ass at six o'clock , wliero we met the steamer Groy Cloud . inquired on board if tho aajd they thought so, as they had passed tbroug the ilav before and had met with no obstruction. ^ P - 'wrtod on lrom Grant's Pass until half put nine o'clock, when, abreast of Hound Island, wo espiedone of Unool .imhoats? the New lxjudon? endeavoring to neaa u? off anTcaptureus. We Immediately c hanged our MM and steered for Pascagoula, where we arrived V V Onour arrival at Paicagoula we found the wharf crowded with people, who rushed atoard and cungratu ^The'^mer Anna, with passengers and a , cargo of 800 barrels rosin and turpentine left I'asw^ula^ New Ur 19,11,9 C ^Urbe'ygunlo^* Neri^ ATn - crew WM immediatolv put onboard with ordors to stoer for "7 JTft Sr ^ tSVr?htb^rS SjKr roein and turjSntine. Vhe Anna was not burned, 'tn^Xmor'iS'^e commander of the Ma** ^ nVyXoV Uk. %?*** manner, stape or toron"""* enough to get Shthem witha large One schooner) , with which "altfornS? as she had plenty j* "(Why don't "he hearts' cane). ? is wS.1'-. ??. ***?>??? trJLsi sugar and molasses trade and ^tnat ^ Ho U, capture a U J ^ a steamboat, 8up|*?od to has kept nis \ ? Wallis wfts captured '? ii?ov" I'""?" w7.\Zi wSSSw"*-'' ? ?gti ?r r?jr S5Sffsatt.%"=sr??5 towards Ship Isla"'1h , Watgon at Grant's Pass. We Mel the steamer Robert Watson a ur Mobilo left Pascagoula at throe o'clock, ami arrive. at half past oight Thursday eve'j^ g- hqLLEY, Clerk. fSS" SASj . hl Sixty-eight P^H^det^Cont^^apulnShemol,?'. SSmS^w?kks S^sstea^sr aggregate, from $35,000 to $40,000. INTERESTING FROM KENTUCKY, rcorrospondoneo of the Memphis Argus J Bowung Grkkn, Ky.,Nov. 29,lS8i. Kriurn of Brechinridgr's Brigade? ResuU of the BrpeU t"Zlllne? of General If Troop,? Ho Troops to tx- Hemmed from Here?KetwnV Hit! I man's" Brigade-- Varfinalvm?Hmmal oj Si ck Soldiers? Governor Johnson's Message, die. , The brigade of Goneral Breckinridge, marched fully one hundred miles. % fl ,600 worth of loather, not 1 1 ' ^lurldfe, whoae ?ut on tho wearisome tramp. Gen. la ?rec n wu* Ildiced health at best has uot been very 8"?^ q, antltleo of and unable to attend to hi* <J'' (ljllerent sections. A troops are daily arriving h?r?Jr arrived here yester reglment or cavalrr f7''\VjU'TarrTvot^day. day, and another o( ^ , ,on ?r tho trooi>s now here Instead e< there being ap< .dll)on t0 the immense sent to the aid of Cotunihus, a||d H tg thought that force is constantly being n> i 'lr.inapiro in tile next few events of a startling natur d|Vtgjon. Ini|*>rtaiice un ilays, big with the ^l"? "'Menacing attitude being as dtmbtedly U attach^ ^ reDMratlon8 being made for sunieil, and th" exten ^ wat#r) upon Columbus; but a si>eody attack, by tou8i y ihreatenotl as is that of that this dlvtolon is as s ^ ,(.q,llkinted with tho force General Polk w ' tnBt both fronts. Goneral John intended to opci . uecesnity of holding this place ston rigntly.e.timatestlu^eces ^ y ^ ^ ^ at all hazards, an j ))f anv considerable i*>rtioi\ of the tho permanent rei Neither will this army go m?> winter troo|>s noW. having struck a feai ful blow , which may ipiartcrs without hav^ gf Kenl(1).ky (i(in,,rR, jjindman s be decisive of th ^ Rorky Hlll a fow weeks s nee, brigado, which w yed to Oakland, Tell back to this ^int yes'terday , and is encamped about a mile from "'?r*^Sic!S22!Ss? fcSSf r?Sw? a.tsa unlit for duty this i winter ar. o s |r not being dw. wSlwMwing f> lhp Jally r;turn of u>au> Wl'? *re ?'m valescent. mOBBMe was read before th? ttiSwiirday. in it strong argument, art ad4uo^

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