Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 13, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 13, 1861 Page 2
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AFFAIRS liJ THE RE8EL STATES. Important Decision I'm!" the Sequestration Act. THE TENNESSEE BRIDGE BURNING TROUBLES. She Rebels 2ffot Satisfied with Their ring, 8m., &c.. Ac. i In the rebel Congress, on the Oth lnit.,tha following ordinance was |assod:? He it ordained, that natives of Virginia who were reel denlv of .tny other Slate* o? counties prior to the 4th of K irch last, una who since that time hav ? returned hlthor with the Intention of permaneul.y resuming their cltl ztnship. or who are here now with aiich intention, ahull hav* and enjoy all the rights and privileges of oltisuns of Virginia, as fully as if they had neve- resided elsewhere, Tina ordinance ahall lake elfect from lis paaaage. IMPORTANT DECISION UNDER THE SEQUES TRATION ACT. [From the Montgomery Advertiser.] The following decision was rondertd on Monday by Judgs Jones, in the District Onnrt, which we have hean permitted to copy for the benefit or those who rn.y be similarly situated. We understand the amount involved In this case will be considerable, after paying Mr. Sauls borr*. In teres.:? tie Cur/aleraU States at. J. L. SavUmm A Co. Oar mitkem.?lu this owe, arising under the Sequestration law, U apiiears from the answer and petition of .' ?m?? I.. SauHmry that a copartnership heretofore ex *-ed be tween himself and John T. Henry, in th? tic entile business tn Naw York, under the Arm of 8a Igbury At Henry, and in Alabama under the tlrm of J. I.Sauls bury & Co. Mr. Saidahury Is s citizen of Alabama. Mr. Henry Is alleged to be a citizi a of New York; and, though that l ,ct is not distinctly admitted, I will, for the purpo* is of this motion, ussum# that he Is an all u cuvniy. There are ef fects el both llrms in this State, and a considerable amount of debts duo th.'m. Mr. Saulsbury now lllo< his tlon, praying in -fleet tor an order oi oou t tutboi tzinghim to go on taooUect the debts duo these firsts and to wind up thoir business, and he moves tor an order a< cording) There is really no necessity for any such order. When, ss In this case, s mercantile partnership hag heretofore existed bet wi en one of our citizens and u iwrsoii now un alien enemy, and there are ett'ectsof the (Inn in thin -Hate, the partnersh.p is dissolved by the war. The rights and Interest* of the alien enemy i>artner are liable to be a0 qttes'i ed. Hut tho rights and interests of tlio home parti,', in the etlecls ui the firm are not thereby divested. He may go ou to collect his debts un.l wind up the bust Doss of tho tlrm without any order of court for that pur pose. lie is of course bound to account and pay over to the raceiv r the | orlion ' f the edicts which w u'd other wise goto his former partner. Ho should allow the te B.uver access to the books of tbo Arm, and front time to time give hun all projier Inf >rmatinn about its business. If ho mlsmanag's this business In any way the Court may appoint a receiver to take possession and manage ment of tho effects of the Arm. on a proper show nc being made. It is iu this respect analogous to a case of die Solution of copartnership by tho death or bankruptcy sf one of the partners. Tito surviving or s Ivent pa t nor may goon to wind up the business,sub eot to account to tho itsiignoc of the bankrupt or the representative of the deceusa^vartner, and subject, Ph., in case of miacon duct, to haWng a receiver appointed to take charge of the business. So iu this case, the receiver, under the Seques tration law, is tho representative ol the alien enemy partner, and the homo partner is like a solveut or sun iv tag partuur. THE BRIDGE BURNING IN TENNESSEE. MORF. llRHHiK BURNING TV TENNESSEE- AErAIUS IN .KNTIVKT. [Fr-m the lt:e mom I Pigptitch, iV>c. 7.] Nrstmu K, Bee. 6,18R1. A despatch from ".PS-eHviUe, i.'y., aluies that lb rail read l>riil^o uear th it pine.' was b- rued last night by tin Linoolnitea. Tho bridge haa been guarded by eights, u uion. Onu ef the g urt who ecapod re: oris lhal the guard we e attacked by about fin J- i.tneoltiitrs. wh" fired upon them, llosaw two of lb guard fall as lie I ft, and It Is supposed ikut the balance were tak ri prisoner.-. 41k>u', sixty fe.it of tho bridge la burned, but will soon be ^paired. Judge Moore, of Mount Sterling. Kentucky, a member llect of Ilia legislative Co iicil, arrived b re nu a rer lay, direct from tLc headquarters of lieu. Hum hr.y Marshall. He states that the volunteers aro docking to Hartdiall In large numbers. General M. lets combe .1< ed ? m'veni -nt towards L singtoii. with a force amply s til 5ient to eommand success. Judge Monro reports that Coi. lobn si. W.l rims, a few days since, went out with three lundred ol his command on an expedition into Letcher soun'y. wiiere several l.tne.oinites. among them a f mil y ?y the name of Vermillion were pulling op provisions |. r ihe I.incoln armv. C<>\ Williams captured ore of th Vermilln ns and secured tho product of five hundred hogs UXKL PROCLAMATION TO TUB CITIZENS OK EAST TENNESSEE. [Front the Knoxville lb gi ter, Dec. 4.J To th* Citizwm or F.jsi i k.v .es KM?So long as the ques lion of lb s n or disunion was debatable so ong you did well to debate it and vole oil it. Yon laid a cle.v right ?o vote for tho Union, b.,i when secession was established >y the voice of the people you did ill. to distract the coun try by acgry words ami lusnrrectioi ary turn dt. in do up this you ci inmit the highest crime know, to the laws. Out of the Southern con vleracy no pooplo rosstwj such itemeuU of prosperity nd happiness as those ot [Oast fennessec. Tito Houthorn tn irkei winch you have intii irto eoj ved only in c npH.unon with a h >s( of eager a'orliu rn rivals will uow he shared with a few 'tales of 'he eotpederacy equally fortunate,? politinaliy and goo. {raphioaUy. Every product of your ugriu Ilure and worksites wlli uow llnd a prompt sale at high prices, tad o long as cotton grows ou I'oufederatc eml, so long will the money whi' h it brings (low from the .South tbrn1 gh all your chamn Is oi trade. At tins moment y<iu might bo at war Willi the United ?lutcs. or auy foreign nation, and yet not Bipfcr a t- nth part of the evils wlucli pursue you in iliis dome nc strif no man's life or property is safe, no woman or ? lul l cari tleep In qutet. You are delude I bv se.lish demagogues, who take care fdr their own personal safety. Ion are citii'.ens of Teubesace, and your citato one of the bun led wrntc suites. So long its you are up in arms a. a nst these States, ca you mok for auyihiug but the invasion of your homes and the wasting of your substancev This condition of things must be ended. The govt rnmont commai us tin peace and sends troops to enforce tho order. 1 proclaim that every man who comes in promptly and deliver up his arms will he pardom J on talt'iig tho oath oi allu.'i. arie". All men taken in arms against the governor-'t will be transported to the military prison at Tuscan-i-a, and ho confined there during the war. Bridge burners anu destroyer* of railroad tracks are excepted : om among those pardonable. Tlwy will bo triad by <1. u:u head court mai tial nn l.be h ng on the spot. | D. l.EADBKTTKK, Col. Commanding. | IlaADqcasters, Ckkckvu. s, K. T., Nov. 30, lsfil. [From tha Nashville Gazett-,Nov. 30.1 Twouty -oneoi the pris nurs lately brought uore from East Tennessee, yesterday appeared in the Con: derate court, acknowledged the error of then ways, i nk the osih of loyalty to the Southern coiif-deracy, am at tached themselves to a company being raided in Nash villa. THE CONFEDERATE FLAG. [Frflm the Richmond ldspatob. Dec. 7.) The adoption of our present llag was u Natural, but ainst pernicious blunder. As the old llag Itself was not tho author of our wrongs, we tore off a piece of t!;e dear old rag and set it up as a start: ard. We took it for grant ed a llag was a divisible tlttug, and proceeded to set off our proportion. So wc took, at a rough calculation, our share of the stars and our fra lion of the stripes, and put thein together aud tailed tbctn the Confederate llag Eve.n ns Aaron of old put the gold Into the Ore and then came out "this calf,'' so certain stars dnd stripes went into committee, und then came out "this flat,'," All this was honest and fair to a fault. We were clearly entitled to from . even to eleven of the stars, and to throe or four of the strip1 s. Indeed, ,retoerr mi>"'-xiningthe principle* ?t wot in Umdtd Tcprt^n!;oiui the A'ortA V ! abawieird them, we were \ai. Sly eii'dl-i to the whole JUtg. Had we kept tt, aud fought fot i.aa.l under itvaud couiptered it front the Noith. it soulu have beea no robbery,but ali right and fa And we should eiliter have dono tin-?t. s.. kept the Bag as u whole?or else we should have abandoned it as a whole aiidjidopted anothor tint if we did not choose to assert our title in the wh le. was n politic or judieiot s (o split the fag end claim 0 e of the fractious f W- had nil equal right also t? " Hall < Oiumbia" and " Yankee Doodle." We might have adopted a part of ' Yankee Doodle" (My every third stanza), or also ' Yankee Poodle," with aarintlous, a? our national air in the choice of an air wo wore 0"t guilty of this absurdity but we hare ;.oi petrate I one exactly parallel lo it in the choice of a national flag There is no exaggeration in the illustiati n. It se'me supremely ridiculous. Yet it scarce!} d'Hts our folly .justice. Ill re is but one feature essential to a flag, and that is dl-tiuctnsns. Heauty, appropna'sness, g.?..i ta te. arc all flssirahje, but the only thing indispensable is distinct ness?wide. plain, iinmistaketh't diet nrlion flr< in other flag.i. UlPorP nit- ly this ludispewalile thing Is i.-t the thing w'ti. h ihe Coufeder e liag locks md ia.l r g in Urs.it is n lamentable and total failure absolute unil tr red en. obi". Th failure >g In * m.uier of essenae. It is ?01 nip! t? Hihaio1 wnl g which cannot be read?ofa ft which cmn't lie shot?of a coat which cannot be am n. H s tiie play o' " 'lam'efwith th-- oarl f Ham let "ft o i. il-ig 'vhicli does not d.stiug -ali?may bo a vi r> nice piece of h nting? it may be hinds ??'ly ewevted, tasieful. expreWive, and a thousand other things, but u has no title >t ill to bear the nam'; f t ag. We i ow the dug we had to light; \et Instea 1 of getting a??v from it, we were guilty -.r the huge rnwiak" of get tieg u> Mar to It or [ nidi, We sought similarity. A v?ptic :,i prim p.!" >.;'1 ? "in., ly wrong ti made a flag asjneariy do ih. i j sc"hi,i.ui I'-i*TarorRhle CircuBiotan ?? e.ba distinguished fi? it it. Coder unfavorable itrcum ? tauci-s ..s cli a? i ? iistulitly ? 'cur ,u pract.-e>, the two flflfla are in list'LgulShaids. It. i-ie *.,rs of the Hones in ?real Britain on? ?uu> a i; od the white and th* other gins rod rose. Hup,as ' that ? ??? side bad adopted milk wflide and tlieot er lie n wh to. ? ? one deep i n k md the otiter a lighter sh i '.e oi ; g, w uid tb ire havu bsen a 5 end to h; cnof '?:< nV When ? 'tody ? f men .? ?pr >arh ng u timso' war it la ratlior an imports?'. ma't i. o a*, ?.?rtnii . if pra-tica be, a not liar they ore!': ,s r .*s. iv te niv ii <? Jl>r coul.1 Weil be ni* r.o'. .t i* tu tntV.-ei . Sctv 1 . plans Md moveniii't-i. To solve Ums important question in the object oi ? . Vfhcr they c-or u Ui . hj booth.-; raw e < ' i ft mat pushfrl-no.- from en a1 a di-'m . . i... .j?. . yHpw of a flag. Human '.iigemiHy is great, an.! may ? jncctve Mac other sru ? >. 'p > ??hp ... toaaiK,epeechc, Ac.?but lv?i I'.-is. 1^ liar, wl'l not be denied; and It U In tbte that the Omfede i*te n.ig tans. Tliore is no eve In h'story In which broad distinction la ihe symbols of the combaUnta was mure iioeosaa y tiittii ii tin.' oc<n iu Hie assent war. u-ir enemies are uf tin saint- ) imju with ourselves?of the same co or and oven s ado of complexion?they speak the same lang aru, w irhWecI'dl. n and a? of like r^rm and Btut re. (The nioio hii.hiio that thuy should make war u|Hin us.) Uur genera) up: earanoe being ihe same we must rely solely ti|MiD symbol* for distinction. '1 he danger of mistake I< rent after all itosmbie precautions hive lieou taken. Sul fl. ionl utioiilj ii has uevor buou paid to tins nn "Ttaiit matter, inv dving life or doulh?victory or defeat. Our badges, uniforms, Hags, should be perfectly distinguish able from those of the enemy. Oirllrsl and distant lu loi mailt n is de|ien(tent solely on the flag To argue tiiis objeetion furthor would bo n waste of words ind yot (h s one objection is vital and iiiHolior ahle. We oil II, nevertheless, mid some other oonsidera lions, in another article on the same subyet. MANUFACTURING IN THE SOUTH. [Emm the Richmond Iti, lXc. 7. j The war illustrator tho bad polity of one people depend ing upon uuottie- for every manufactured article of ue es "ity ? Wh n the blockade and the interdiction of all com munication with the Norib uame upon us, we found that we were almost entirely deprived of every manufacture thul we needed, wh tlier for the war or household econo my. The necossitlea anil wants uusupplied, that noon developed themselves, alainiud many, and set timid people to the most dcsi>orsle rellectioiiS upon the futuie. They forgot that necessity is the fond and faithful ne ther of invention, nnd that an intelligent and iudu-strious, aa well us patriotic,pco)ile wore not to he conquered because ilioy were threat nod with a complete stoppage of the supply of com brooms, painted buckets, and cloth a plus . nor, indeed, of the more Important articles of cloth ng, shore and hats. It has been sera that, althmtgh our people are nut so ready at imitation and deception as the Tankers, they yet have toe ingenuity and enemy to take care of themselves. They have turned their hand to various branches of art and handiwork, and we are getting along very well. As we progress, the variety ef our lubrica, as well as the quantity. will be enlarged, and before the end of the war we shad ho able to declare u d >uble independence, if wo ch > <sc?political and manufacturing. Of th implements of wnr, our muun.i for supplying our armies have been wonderfully increased. No nation ever displayed greater apilude and energy in this respect for t.'.e emergency of a great war. Of all the branchOH of art wo wore worso o(T iu those of arms and muni tions of war; and they were indispensable. It him been found that ovau in these the exig ncy com mands the means, us it must always do with a br.ive and loyal people. Works for the supply of arms and ammunition have sprung up like magic, and o many mobiles we Shall hardly feu! thu want of arms. Our soldiers will bo well und amply equipped from our own forges and shops. hi the departments of clothing the most rapid improve meets have been m*de in our skill and capacity, and we lliul that our tr'aips are better clothed than we could have anticipolod from our slender means at thu begin ning of the war. It is true tho prices are high. Tliat was to be expected^ We have, howevor, the assurance that what is manufactured at our own works is at loitsl good. As tlm ? parses, au<4 our manufacturing power is inerouRed.it is roasonhble to conclude that I he supply will bt increased so as to diminish the cost. Hut is it not better io "ay even ib ? hi?b prices that prevail than that wo Bhould, if wo could, sond our money to tho Yankees for our s ippliosy What we jiuy tho manufacturer is still at home, and lobe disbursed at homo by him ; and we arb o. on raging and foBlering those acts ? hich will make us Hiilliciently in 1. petal >nl in those exigencies of national wars Io which all people are liable. l/>< king over tho UcM of domestic industry there is every reason for congratulating our people. We havo g ittan along wonderfully well, uud tho highest pr-iof h.is been ailorded of our c.i|>acity to supply ourselves with every necessary of life as well aa to defend ourselves aealiist Invasion. No people on the globe has more com pletely within its own country the necessaries of lifoor the means of luxury. No people?we are sure It will be r?roved?has a mure Indomitable apiru. oi more invincible determination to resist oppression. Tho war will leave us free, and it will prove us as much independent of the world as any nation coul! desire to be. SMALL CHANGE IN GEORGTA. Tho following is a specimen of tho small chango which is in circulation in Savannah, (la. The shin plaster is in the form of^a bank bill, having 1110" ou one corner, and on tho olhcr an engratingof a dime piece, federal currency: { MECHANICS' SAVINGS BANK. { J Savasxaii, Nov. 8. 1T61. $ j This certifies that<5. O. Jones has deposited ten* {cents with this association, bearing four per rent. in-{ {tereet ifior thiily days notice payable to bearer ou> {return of .his scrip in current hank bills. { i C. J. HENRY", i { No. lk'O. President, i Notices of New Books* Pilgrims of Fashion. A Novel. By Kinahan CornwaUis. Mes. rs. Harper & Bros, will publish In a few days a new novel, by Mr. Klunhan CornwalUs, un author whoee tormer efforts In England have been attended with con" sideralde success. We Uavo had early shoots of this new work ?sent for our perusal, and we have formed a very favorable impression of the book, which is remarkable for lis originality and freshness, and the clevor manner in which it deals with the fashions and follies of the day It Is certainly a book of a very uncommon order, and wo , re.iict for ita more than ordinary success. Notice to Quit. A Novel. By W. G. Wills, Har per & Brothers. The style of tbo author of this novel is not the most pleasing, u"r are the incidents of the freshest character The dialogue is also rather stilted, and the descriptive portions display that kind of baldness which denotos the lack of a keen oye for the picturesque. But it is the work of on educated man, carefully written, the mis fortune being that he has not a sufficiently copious fancy nor enough imaginative power to cnablo him to write a story that would touch tho heart and enlist the sympatic-s. We read,but we do so with aa interest which hardly suffices to carry us through to tho end, for the reason that the book is not amusing. The plot Is mechanically skilful, and there are passages in the book? that of the opening of the first railway in England, for instance?which will well repay perusal. Pictorial History of TitviWARor 1861. Edited by E. G. Squier. Published by Frank Leslie. This volume comprises the first ten numbers of the Illustrated history of the war, publishod by Mr. Leslie, (loth textua!ly and pictorially It is exceedingly valuable or reference, and its moderateness of price places it within the reach of most people. ThkCloibtkr and tub Hearth. By Charles Reade. Rudd A Carleton. Mr. U. W. Carleton, who has succeeded to the business of this firm since the decease of Mr. Hudd, has just Issued i ho eighth edition of Mr. Charles Roade's very popular novel, in praise of which both the English and American journals bare eafd so much. We observe that It has already passed through three editions in four volumes in England, and thej Interest in it la still un abated. Tuf. Rebellion Record. Supplementary volume "Spirit of the Pulpit," with reference to the present crisiB, with revisions and corrections by the author, G. P. Putnam. This is a curious, and we wish we could say a usefu' volume. Muoh that it contains had better never have been uttered, for unqueationably to ite Influence we mainly owe our present troubles. The mischief la done however, and as a portion of the historical records of the times, we presume that this collection will have an In ter, si for those who come after as. European Cavalry. By George B. McClell&n. PliUacftlphia: Lippincott & Co. This is a useful little manual for the soldier, giving the result of extensive information of the tactics of Euro pean armies by our present Commander in-Chief. It la illustrated with numerous plans and diagrams. Tim Field Manual of Evolutions of the Line. By Captain llenry Coppee. Tins w -rk, by the samo publishers, is equally useful with regard to iufaatry tactics. John Dok and Richard Rob; or, Episodes op Cfiy Lifi. A Novel. By E. S. Gould, fhe Burnt Journal is, we see, about to publish a new tale under the above title, which It announced to ran through its pages for shout six months. NEW MUSIC. Parade March or the Great Potomac Army. Dedicated to General McCiellan, by Cb&s. Era* dell. C. Brensiag, 701 Broadway, This is s fine martial air, with time welt marked and well adapted for a military band, fhk 1V).N? OF THK Contrabandh. Words and m u hic obtained through the contrabands at Fortress Monroe, and arranged by Thomas Baker. Ho race Waters, Broadway. This air has been sung tor about nine years by the tlaves of Virginia, with worda not very dissimilar to thosa now adapted to it. Of courae the present Circumstances of the South have s iggcsted extensive liberties with the text, which, buwover, do not reader the song leu striking and effective. < Wautkd is ActbalU ?A? adver ttsemuut appear* ic the W.) rimes, calling lor or o hundred " healthy negro**," to entar the service Of the A ?t-aH?u Cotton asmx iation, In Now 8011th Wales at'l if > 'no Bh'i 1'aarage raid end ?21 ($S4) per annum. >v,th islio ? af the nducements, and it is promised ,),*! lh" r. "? * Will he " treated to tl.e mini' manner i that while rrvanW are. all be.uga iUe free subjects of r eu ubl'.o?<t\overumeot." Well, h ora st I'etersbuft that the Italian Opt"-a proceed* with brilliant sure -a Mm* l.nirr a helm; the prtr : . sou . liirniiorlir1.-,Co'/olart M l ttrax.Tii are the ebiileHiVij nils'. Mm". '.asHirr is t!e~. ribe 1 ui ?T vcrit- ' Vn"whom per fciisband - *imj . a NEWS FROM GENERAL BANKS' DIVISION. OUB FREDERICK CORRESPONDENCE. Crvriui. Hotri., FaimitaioK, MJ., Dec. t, 1801. Hemmnl of General Hank*' Column f rom liarnatou/n to Frederick?Merit* alony the Hank?How line Troop* Were firedeed al Frederick?Appearance of the Place-*-Condi turn qf the Siokliert, dr. The quaint nud quiet old city of Frederick U very mneb changed in its at .eel and the character aud number of ita inhabitants within tho past day or two. Tho groator portion of tho column under the linmodiato command of i.'sneral Hanks hut already arrived her* from liarncs ti'*n, and the general headquarters baa been transferred from their former abiding placa,nea> Darucstown, t.? a handsome private house in a pretty street of Frederick. The account of the nr.artli of tba column from Dames town here would constitute a hls'ory aa large and lute resting us Xeuophoit's account of the '?Retreat of tho Ton Thousand;" but owlug to tits oWer of the march and the dtlforont routes taken by the art oral brigades, regiments and Ooinpanlus, it is impossible to give any general do scription of the whole movemout. To use the words of a tarraer who lnformod me that Banks was coming to Frederick, with ltis whole brigade, they canto here like "clouds of Bwalto-ws over the hills." The marching was something extraordinary. As an example, which has never boon excelled, it even equalled, let uto say that Captain Oollia' eumpany ef Zouaves, who are acting as a body guard to (ieneral Banks, marched tho entire disunit e hero from iMrncstowa ia eleven hours lha distance is thirty sight miles fey the way of liyatts town, of theroaghest roa.g in tho country, and it was by this route the Zouaves marched. Moat of the troops made two marches of tho Journey, and they have not aB ar rived hore yet. The veteran Abarcrotubie kept his brigado together during this trying movement In admira ble order, and his whole column arrlsred together insole of twenty-four hours Trom Uio time he hail the tents of hie command strii-ik. Tho roads wore as hard as granite with the frost, and during the days of the march the in vigorating rays of the sun sliono upon the great host as . though all nature had o< nilutied to facilitate and ugmst tho movement. The weather still continues tine, and it is oxpccted the rear guard of tho column-will reui h tins city to morrow morning. Thoro was but one unfavorable oircumatauce. That was the coldness of tho weather, which rendered a bivouac almost impossible. Still the fatigue of many of tliu soldiers mado it Indlspen sublo in most cases. And here tho energy and thrift of our hoys served them well. They bad woodsmen among them and axes, and the princes oi the forest fell before their well directed and athletic blows as quickly as 1 can write about it. These were cut into pieces and piled and Urud, and cofTco mado and beef roasted, and the mm, warmed and refreshed, slept under wagons with their feci towards tho tire, more comfortably than many of the chivalry would do In tlielr touts. The sentries went their us ,al rounds, and a r mblo through that bivouac in tb stillnessot tho night?tho cold, chilly nighi?was a st. rn reflection of the soi-nes of tho Revolution, and of the army of elates or Montgomery. What a picture wore guns, ammunition wagons, commissariat and baggage wagons, horses and troops, armed cap-a-pie, all strewn together on the frosty ground, and all, except the slender guard, wrapt in solemn silence. Then when morning broke, how changed was the scene. All this quiet, uncon scious Inst moving forward with banners unfurled, drums heating, bunds playing, and the trump of infantry and cavalry, rc-uchood by tho hoarse rumble of artillery or the rattle of baggage aud store wagons. Thus the column advanced to Frederick. In my noxt lot terl will tell you of the manner in which tlie'troops ore encamped, &o. Tho reception of the army in this city was friendly, but not enthusiastic. American (lags were never before in such demand hore us they are now. While 1 was in a store a while this morning, no fewer than six miniature hags were parciuised, and the "star Spangled Banner" now floats wherever you turn your eyes in the streets. The streets of tho city are more thronged thanthey over were before, and the hotels and boaruing houses are crowded to excess. Wear; d and footsore, some of the troops pace the streets, and agaiu you may moet some laughing, smoking, chatting and walking along briskly and merry. The patrols of lnunlry and cavalry move through the town continually, and their tramp resounds in the -treats night and day. Altogether the aspect of this city, at the present time, Is that of a great military station, ami it is highly interesting. The town has not yet been placed strictly under mai tial law, nor does there soctn to be any special uece.-Hity for such action. Fiikukkick, Mil., Doc. 8,1881. Be woither continues delightful, and the atmosphere ta mild and balmy. The churched to-day exhibited an ur ileal arrny ' m'iitary uniforms, and well clad and attentive soldier?, and the usual observance? of the Sab hath were notod in all the camps. All military tactics were omitted, except the necessary guird mountings and evening dress parades. The city has become almost Intensely qutot. All the stragglers have boen arrested and returned to their sevc ral regiments, and none are now in the streets, excepting those who from general good behavior are awarded per mits by their superior ofllcers. The First brigade,General Abercrombie, Is located on the Baltimore turnpike, about midway between Frederick and Newmarket. A regular guard is now stationed in the latter place, to preserve ordor and prevent the sale of spirituous liquors to the soldiers. The Third brigade, Gen. Ilamilten, Is about one miio south of the First, on a by-road, and about the same dis tance north of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Tho sites of the regiments have boen selected with a view to comfort during the approaching winter. Thoy are generally situated ou southern slopes, with forests <jp tho north and west, and m the immediate vicinity of con siderable streams. Capt. Knapp's Pennsylvania battery, which was origi nally intended as an adjunct to Col. Geary's regiment, has recently been attached to this division and placed under the control of Capt. Best, the senior artillery ofllcor, This battery 1b composed of six ton-pounder Parrot guns, a section of which was yesterday despatched to the Point of Rocks. ? So soon as tho proper stables and huts shall have boen erected Captain Best will open a school to instruct the officers of the battalion in artillery practice. The bat talion ofllcers at present are:?Capt. Best, Fourth United Stales artillery, commanding; Lieutenant M iblenborg, of Pennsylvania, Art] taut; Lieutonant Cushing, formoriyof the Rhode Island battery. Quartermaster, and Dr. Wair, nephew of the great painter, Surgeon. Yesterday Paymaster Richardson paid a visit to the Twenty seventh Indiana regiment and distributed throe mouths'earnings to the officers and men, out of which not less than $16,000 will bo sent home. On the 1st of January this regiment will have been in the service live months, and It m due to U to state that Its conduct and discipline have been in the highosfdegrce exemplary. Colonel Colgrove, now absent In Indiana, commands the respect of every member of bis regiment. The health of those hardy Northwesterinrs is good, the regiment having passed through Che ordeal of the measles. The indiscriminate use of bad whiskey, prooured gene rally from country groggerles, caused great annoyance along the route from Darnestown hither, and in some in stances was near producing serious results. On the third night after leaving Darnestown the Twen ty-seventh Pennsylvania regiment bivouacked on the Monocacy.below the junction. Permission was granted the soldiers to procure supper at the farmhouees. One of tho privates of Company C, an Irishman, named Alex ander Lynch, in a state of partial intoxication, offered an Insult to a lady, when he woa promptly seized by Major Scott; but before assistance couid be called Lynch made a furious assault upon the Major with a heavy Western knife. This the latter wrested from him; but, quick as thought. Lynch drew a second and smaiier knife, and would have killed his officer bad not Lieutenant Colonel Parham arrived just in time to nvnrt the blow and secure the weapon. Tho culprit is now In confinement, awaiting trial. During tho same nlgbt Quartermaster Sergeant Hop pel, of the same regiment, while ratios ngon the ground, was kicked by a vicious horse belonging to the wagon train, dissevering bis ear entirely from bis head and frac turing bis skull. Assistant Surgeon J irkson was thrown from his horse, dislocating his knee, when leaving Darnos town. Surgeon Duffee, of the Twenty uinth, being absent, the Surgeon of roe Twenty-seventh Indiana regiment was called upon to attend the injured men. On the Uth of last month an estimate was made of the sickness in the army, when it appeared that Gen. Banlu' division was tho healthiest by a considerable per ceatage. FMDMir-K, Md., Dee. 9,1801. Extensive Military Preparations?Discipline and Orderly Conduct of It* Troops?A Military Depot of 1818 Again in Vic?Prevalence of Secession Sympathy Among the La dies?Lannigan, the Murderer, tfc. Thie city I* now the centre of e large camp. Tenia, army wagon*, gone and cata*ona, cavalry horse* and unl> formed men are vleibie everywbor* and at all timea of the day. General Hamilton'* brigade is encamped about four mile* from the town, noar the Baltimore turnpike road, and not far from the railroad. Nearer to the city, and in the same direction, stands the camp of General Abercromble a command. About three mile* from the town,on the Hagorstown turnpike road, the brigade of General William* is thrown out in nearly the opposite direction, while near the town lie* the Third regiment of Wisconsin and a company of Colonel Geary's regiment. Towards the south and about two miles from here, in a northerly direction, the te:UR of the Second regiment of Maryland Home Guard* and those of two com panies of Maryland ravslry, also Homo Guards, pioturesque'.y dot the landscape. Within the ctty there arose-eialcorps, including the body guard of General Itanlts am! the ftall- of the several gpn> r?l tfflccr*, to gether with < aptairi Col1 it' ccm pariy of Zouaves. Br so lost are curiously enough billeted !n the ronins of tbo

Venue M 'it -1 lire tiau Association. Hy a str -i go coinci ilence tb# h'-ad,|-.i te-s ocoupo d by G^uem ..ansa m Hit hm.si of Bradley 1 .fohnsoa, who n< w i ommands i reiwri rcRiraent on the r - itli gi le oi the Pol- -rj-,r, and it ..a* on the h i i ny if this *imr d imicil that the arch trsito M<sor. ? retched the dogma* <f s<h "ssion to the {.-?.i p.<? j. e ofFre I crick i< ss than a year ago Tlieordet 'vh ch reigns bo-i r ' ?< .f the ,? discipline among the troupe of this divl?ioa. A drunken auui is rarely met with, and the dttlereut corps are on the best o. terms with -ach other. Iho provost guard now consists of the Third Wisconsin riglm-ut, and Colonel Kugur, of that corps, Is the Provost Marshal. 'ftie du llos of tbo Provost Marshal are arduous, und they have hitherto lit u creditably discharged by CepWiu Woonck, of the Twenty ninth Pennsylvania roguneul. Hu resumes his oomntaud In his own corps. The nuuibor of trooi<a that attended divine service tu the town yesleriiay was a noticeable lart. The dilTc eat plat es of worship wero thronged by soldiers, who strag gled in or their own accord. Among these was a lurgs proportion of lh>- vslhiut soas of the Hay Bute. General Dinks and suits attended at the German Itoloriuod church. 1 noticed General Hamilton unostentatiously seated in the Episcopal church. There are eighi ohurches hero. They ai e fur the most part handsome edlllcos, and ronresont us many fills' unt cougsagations. The old harriu ks hero, which nave been standing since 1H12 at whnh time ttoey wore las* used for mniUry pur poses are now the headquarters of- the third Wisconsin. Tbeyar decidedly auUqne in thei- exterior uid intorior "'"{ho American tlag Is very generally displayed here,yet it is nndeutable thai there is much disloyally in the place. 11 is st ange that ladies are more gouefiihy fa Mirtib e to thr reoo.s than men throughout tnis Bute. The sentence of Lannlgao., who killed M^ior Lewis, has not ar ivcd hore yet. Lwinigan was a threa .montas man, and at the expuation of his term of euliitnient t*e volunteered iuto the forty sitth Pounsylv tula regiment, in which he served till he shot the Mqjnr in a til of drunk emu es and e\nsi>erutiou. Ibris tinted by a priest of the burnishchurch ovcry day. In a visit which 1 paid to bun yesterday he told me much of bus history, butru unesled that it should not bo published, lor lear his rala itvua might Ideality him from ttvatid that ho ailght be the cause or hrhigiiig shame uiarn th' in. He appoais to he penitent. When I entered hisjiriaun tout be was re riming on hie bedo1 straw, with the missal ol his churcm in his hand. He spoke as thought he dreaded not his probablt exscntioa, and as tf his tubed wa chiefly ao sorbed by roimntanca for the rash and terrtbie crime ol which ho has been pronounced guilty. Ho is aoPby any meuits a dewier ale looking man. _ The general impression here la that the rebels-are re tiring to winter quarters from the Upper Potomac. 1 purpose taking a run down to Sandy Hook and Point or ltocks in a divyor two, In order that L may be able-to In form you of the oondition of alla>rs in that locality from personal observation. ... _m It is exceedingly doubtful whether this division will winter hi 1'redenoWor not. I incline to the beliol that wintor will not sntiroly close the campaign ou the Upper ' ?The new military aspect of this town reminds osa forcibly of the present appearance of Wuebii-.gtuti. The wo.ithur has becu Uuo since the ai my began to move from Uaruestown, and has been improving over since. It is now ?s worm and clear as spring weather tu New York. The health of the division aud tliu condition and Inte rs of tho horses are much beueUltad by this most timely aud favorable freak of nature. Fkudbiuck, D?e. II, 1801. The Nineteenth Massachusetts, of General Stone's divi sion, have been sent to Muddy Unuich, to picket the Potomac, In liou of General lianks' division. Their Post ('(lice is at Iiarncstovru. Gunoral Stone's command will thus keep river guard from near the Great Falls to No lan'B Ferry, above the mouth of the Monocucy. Captain Colhs, tho dashing young commander of General Hanks' body guard, is on a visit to Philadelphia, to prove his Union senliweuU by leading to the altar tt blooming bride. Assistant Adjutant General Copeland Is on a visit to tho North. His duties are uow performed by Capt. Schri her,of whom meritorious mention has frequently been made by your correspondent. Col. Kuger, the Provost Marshal, has removed his quarters and the army prison into the city. Ho occupies a large unfinished building on Church street, locally known as the "Haunted House." His assistants aro Capt. Bertram, Company A; First Lieut. Van Brunt, Adju tant , and Second Lieut. Howard, Comiiany A. in charge of the Quartermaster's and Commissary stores; all of the Third Wisconsin regiment. It Is understood that it was by desire of a largo portion of the citizens here, without regard to politics, that Col. Kuger and his excellent regiment were appointed to per form provost duty, they having had charge of the city about two months last fall. Somo of the commanders of regiments are instituting vigorous measures to prevent the clandestine introduction of poisonous beverages into their camps. Col. Knlpe, of tho Forty sixth Pennsylvania rogiment, caught a colored man In the act yesterday, and administered to him a severo castlgation, threatening at tin samo tune to Inflict tho same penalty ou all others of that ilk,black or white. Gen. Banks and staff yesterday spent somo time with Col. Muulsby, at the encampment of tho Home Guard, about throe miles northeast of the city, during which time the regiment went through n drill and dress pantile, which was highly spoken of by the oillcers of the staff. They roturnud about dusk. The humanity of the ladles of Frederick towards the sick of our army is worthy of lasting record. Ia?t sum mer, while our division was at Sandy Hook, and Iho general hospital wss located hore, several ladies fnrmod an association for the relief and attendance of the inva lids. Their efforts were rewarded by liberal donations? necessaries, comrorts slid dollcacics?as well as personal attendance and nursing from a majority of all the ladies of the city, without regard to political opinions When the Union troops were withdrawn and tho headquarters of the Home Guard estab lished hero, this humane courso was continued, and now, on re establishing thegenoral hospital here, thoir. labors aro unabated. I.adloa surrounded with tho el? gauccs aud luxuries or Hie arc, Willi iboso in a moro hum ble sphere in unrcmittiug attentions to tlio Bick sol diers?a beautiful Illustration or the angelic attributes of woman. Sergeant Ames, of Company D, Ninth New York regi ment, died in tho general hospital to-day. Ho was uni versally esteemed for his qualities as a gentleman aud soldier,and his loss is deeply regretted by all. On Monday uit,ht the sohtudo of midnight was agree ably disturbed by a visit from the band of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania regiment, Colonel Geary ( who serenaded General Banks, General Cooper (of the Maryland brigade), Major Cole, Col. Muulsby, Dr. Wm. B. Tyler, Charles E. Traill, Rov. Mr. Seymour, Mrs. Diehl, Miss Pot'ts, and other staunch Unionists, not omitting in their compliments the and Union newspaper offices. They were escorted to the various localities l?y Lieutenant Geo. Heimach and a guard of bis Zouaves d'Afrique. Yesterday afternoon heaVy and rapid cannonading was heard in tho direction of Conrad's Ferry, but nothing has yet bees ascertained as to the cause. The weather continue! mild and spring like. Frederick, Dec. 11?Noon. Up to ten o'clock no intelligence had been received at headquarters as to the cause of the firing in the direction of Edwards' Ferry yesterday. Gentlemen who came from that direction say the firing continued irregularly all day. Yesterday morning tha rebels sent several shots across the river at Dam No. 5, and the skirmishers on both sides kept up s scattering fire on the shores for some time. No person was injured on our side, nor Is It known that any were killed ou tho side of the enemy. Major Copeland. Assistant Adjutant Genoral, and Captain Collie, of Genoral Banks'body guard, have returned to their respective posta. Everything is quiet In the city and the encampments. The New York| Nineteenth regimSff reached here from Muddy Bank laat night. GENERAL DIX'S DIVISION. OUR BALTIMORE CORRESPONDENCE. FUitimoks, Dec 10,1861. Organisation into a Reynlar Party of the Opposition to the ' President in Congress?The Programme tfthe Abolitionist Republican*? Probable Failure Their Schemes? Oppo sition in Maryland to Mr. Cameron's Scheme for the IHs membermnU <f This State?The Proposed Dismemberment of Virginia Will Injure Maryland fbr Mere them Vir ginia?The New Gunboat Pinola?No Trading to be AV towed with North Carolina, dr., dir. Congress was uot In aesslon on Saturday, and a raw of tbe member* were In thii city on that day,Sunday and yesterday. I have from tham a confirmation of the fact that 1 bad learned frosa another source, namely, that ttie abolitionist wing of tbe republican party is completely organized as a party in opposition to the Prealdenl, end to tbe policy enunciated in tbe President's Message. Farther than this, this opposition aholttmnist party have deliberately measured their strength, calculated what ac cessions will be mado to their ranks before the and of January, and ere sanguine of being able to carry through Congress by that tlmn the following sorlea of measures.? lit. [he passage ot Thad. Stevens' resolutions, declar ing free and offering freedom to all alaree who will loave their masters. 2d. The parage of Lyman Trumbull's bill, confiscating all the prtpnriy of the rebels, mclnding their slaves lid. The pa.-sagn of a bill abolishing slavery in tho Dis trict of Columbia. 4th ibe total, immediate and ocenditional repeal of the ! i gIMve Slave in., of 1850 (one of the compromise i.-i -aS'.reH < 1 'hat ye ur). ,6th. Tli pa- .a'a of n Joint resolution requesting the r'm?rtm.t to remove Oen McClellan from the supreme comu i li s army , urd to appoint tlete Hanks in bis '?ami -tare Gen Fremont to the command of the fwartm " ? M ov 6th. The i sewage of on act obliterating the boundary lino bet wood ilia Statue of North Carolina and South Caro lina, throwing the two States Into oaa, and calling the State thus I or mod simply " Carolina." 7tli. The passage of a joint roeoiutton declaring that alavury is the cause of ths war, and that the war cannot bo brought to a successful termination until the cause Is removed. Copies of sit of the foregoing bills and rasolutions wers shown to ate, and I am assured that each one of 111'm wil' bo offered, and pressed to a vote. The opposition aboll_ tlon party si ready oount seventy-seven votes certain^ which can bo sue ed. It is their iuleifttou to win over to their side, If possible, enough mors to give tlwai s two thirds vote, and if thsy succeed tn getting that thoy will pass sll the above measures over the {'resident's veto. It would shock the country If the expressions which they apply to the President could be hoard. "Illinois stive hound" Is too mild a torin by far for them to use. Thoy call htm all the bad names In the calendar, and say that he has falsified all fciir pledges (he never muds any), aDd that bo has become the pliant tool of the slavoocroey. Thoy op?uly declare that they despair of his co operation In any of the above measures, and that they will carry them over tds head. On the other band, it ought to Un stated that there is not the slightest probability that any one of the above measures can be passed by the present Congrats. In the House there are certainly sixty-flve members who have not and-will ant bow ths knee to the Baal of abolition fanaticisms and without some of those they cannot gel their two-thirds vole. So that? If any of the above measures should be-passed by a mere majority vote it would be promptly vetoed by the Pleat Sent. The spilt, lu the republican party bvOosgrees, however, isoom. pteto. Indeed, that party has osassd to exist. Ths obliteration of the old Stats lines of Virginia, Mary land and Delaware, as proposed In the report of the Se cretary of War, and illustrated m the map published in tide Herat n, is exciting an tmmenae amount of dissuasion here and everywhere in Miryland: Iudeed, It is assort ed by all the citiscas of Maryland wh"in I have board spook of It, without distinction of party, that it would bo the most unfortunate thing that could happen to the Mate. The propound measuro would indeed dismember Maryland ami tear bar to pieces even worse than Virgi uia. It would take from her at one frtww two-third* of her entire territory, and that the meat valuable and ler tile portion. The whole of what is called "the Kustern shore,'" which comprises all thai portion of bi-r territory which lies oust of Chesapeake Hay, wil'. :>? torn from her. This includes the counties of Cecil, Kent, (juoen Anne, Talbot, Caroline, Horoheeter, Somerset and Worcester. '1 hese counties are among the riotiest and most valuable iu tile State, and th lr area is considerably larger thm that of the whole Stale of Heluwaie, to which it is pro pos.-u to.toin ihom Then with Washington and Allegha ny counties, her two most western counties, taken from hor, Maryland will ho "ourtaiie.t of her fiar proporUons" indeed. The population of these two counties alone is GO.UOth thoy have an area of 1.400 square miles, and thoy produce of wheat alone 2.000,(UK) bushels annually. Such is tho territory which Mary land is expected to give up. If sho does so it will make her a mere 1'iagmont of what she is m w. she will have but eleven counties, namely, tbe counties of Frederick, Carroll, Baltimore, Hurlord, Anne IVrundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George, Pal vert, Charles and St. Marys. The portion of Virginia which it Is proposed to add to what little will remain of Mary iand is three times as large as the whole of M iryland now is, ami six times as large as that part of Maryland with which it will bo Incorporated, it contains sixty nine ooumies and embraces nearly one half of tho present State of Virginia. Instead of adding 'hose sixty-nine counties to Maryland, therefore, Maryland, or rather the eleven counties which i einain of Maryland, will be added to Virginia. These sixty-nine couptius ol' Virginia east of the llluu Ridge are th se in which all the peculiarities which constitute Virginia are to be found, and whatovei name tnayhe given to it it will always be the true Vir ginis. A glauve at the map will show tit.-1 it contains K.chmoud, Norfolk. Yorktown, Uig Petite!, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Lecsburg, Manassas Junction, bell run, and the territory now o copied by Beaurcgtrd'a army. It is by tnr the most disloyal pa l of Virginia. If Maryland had it, win would she do with it r She could not cenverl the pi-oplo who Inhat'lt it troin their present love of s tarns sienisni to a lo\ e for the Union. The people of these sixty-nine countas will g eat'.y overbalance the p- ople <d the eleven Mary land counties, and will outvote them six to one on all questions ai the polls. Thus, while tho new State wilt be called Maryland, it will re.dly he Vi ginia, and the comparatively low |io?plo in the eleven Maryland counties will bo at the morey of the people tn the sixty nine Virginia counties. The gunboat I'iuoia, the construction of which was given to riallimoro, is now completed. Hor machinery also is ready, and is new bclug placed on board. The latter is vury powerful, and has some peculiarities which I will describe next week, when it is expected that hor llrst trial trip will be mado. The measurement of tho steamer is 600 tons, her length 170 feel, her breadth twenty-eight feet, and her depth of hold twelve feet. She is copper last, nod throughout, ami is well braced ou the inside with iron plates running diagonally. There is a cabin, and spacious accommodation:, for the otlh era,and coin in: table bunks for tho men. The vessel is pierced for six guns ?u ciicii side Her armament will be twelve rilled cannon and one pivot gun, also rifled. Her maga zines are admirably <? instructed. The ai mal <a this port of .i number of merchant vessels from ITovid'-i.co, Rhode lebtud, with valuable cargoes of merchandise, lias caused some cx< itctnont. The'vessels wcro honied by certain sharp Yankee speculators, with th" intention of galling liroei to Pert lo yal, ami of laud big c.ng ?s somewhere bjlvvc-BSavannah and (,'har lost n. H s uuderBtooil that Mr. Simmons, of Rhode Islaioi, United State* K-tutor for thut state, had a largo venture on board of each vessel, However this may bo, it is c.e tain that tho vossels woro fiti. d out .no loaned on tin strength of repr '.-nmt'itlohs made by Senator Simmons, to the eltbcl that "Citizens of ih loyul siaies would he al lowed to trude with loyal citizens of the seceded states along the Southern coastns soon as any point on the coast should be taken possession of by tho llnioa tron|is." These vessels wcro h ailed wi h articles which were under stood to tie scarce nt the South, such us salt, coffee, sugar, Ac.; clothing, boots und shoes, Ac., and it was expected that the sphculalion would yield a rich return. The managers of the enterprise intended to tusc in a return load of cotton, which tb"y ex)Micted to got at a nominal price somewhere near Beaufort. Thus they expected to innke enormous profits on their < ' goes In both directions. It turns out now, however, that the whole thing was founded on a misapprehension. If any authority to trade with citizens of the rebellious Status bad ever been given to Mr. Simmons, it has been revoked. It would have boon the means of putting into the hands of the rebel* tlio very things that th-y needed most. So the vessels, in stead of finding a market in South Carolina, have sought ono here. The owners have not been remarkably success ful in disposing of the cargoes here, as this m .rivet is well supplied already. GENERAL WOOL'S DIVISION. OUR FORTRESS MONROE CORRESPONDENCE. Fortress Monroe, Doc. 9,1881. Detention of the Boat from Ballimorc?Entertainment by the Sixteenth Massachusetts Volunteers to the Line Officers of the Twentieth New York Volunteere and Union Coast Guard?Brigade Drill at Camp Hamilton?Death of Dr. Johnson Clark, of the Union Coatt Guard?A Flag qf Truee to Norfolk, with Heleased Prisoners from the North, Ac., Ac. A great panic existed yesterday at this point and vi cinity, owing to the non-arrival of the Baltimore boat. Rumors of all kinds woro rire as to her detontion, some suggesting that she was towing some schooners (Chief Quartermaster Tallmabge expecting a large lot), others that the rebels had run out and captured her; and not until soven o'clock P. M., when tbe whistle of the Louisi ana, Capt. Porter, was heard, the fears of the timid as to her safety were allayed. The reason of her detontion was tbe intense fog prevailing at Baltimore, whence she did not leave until half-past five o'clock yesterday morning. A very large and extensile freight ol lumber was un loaded > in a short time, and the boat dwi|?u-li?4 again early this morning. Th? newspapers thai came by the boat were bought up with great avidity, and the supply was net half enough to satisfy the demand On Saturday ovening the line officars of the Sixteenth Msaaachiisetts Volunteers, Colonel lVyman, prepared a festival for their brother officers of the Twentieth New York Volunteers and tho Uuion Coast Guard, to rocipro. cato the kind and disinterested manner in which those two regiments supplied the Massachusetts volunteers with evsry requisite demanded by a regiment on the arrival at this place of the latter. Captain .fames O'Rara was tht chairman of tbe committee, and to him and his fellow officers of the committee is due the merit of having made the occasion ona of graat hilarity. Among the gen tinman present I noticed Captains O'Hara and Donovan, of ths Sixteenth Massachusetts, who entertained the com. pany with lively and witty speeches. Assistant Adjutant General Captain Hiram .Steven* also made a tew appro priate remark*, as well as numerous other officers. Captain Donovan sang a parody cn " The Fine Old Kngiieh Gentleman" entitled "The Fine Plum Pudding,"'winch elicited roars of laughter. Captain Drunker, of tho Twentieth regiment (Colonel Max Weber), assisted hy Orderly t-erg. ant (.bailee Reusing, of Company F, Twen tieth regiment, sang a beautiful duet, which was loudly applauded. Among tho groat as amhiy were (apiams F. L Clark, Richard Nixon, Mclntire, John C. t.ee, Qu&riormasier K. U. Noyce, and lieuten ant Gage, Quartermaster of Fort Calhoun, of tbe Colon (.oast Guard; Captains Otto Iloym, Mver and and Kluckrnfcer, Captain Fritz Boucker, Quartermaster Drinxeialcdt, Ad; itant Charles Lcrch, Lieutenant Geo. Minch. and others of tbe Twentieth regiment N. Y. V., mil, u, m ... ..... .... ...i..i . i.......... . ? . and the entire line officers of ths Sixteenth Maesa chussetts. Adjutant Merriem, of the latter tggmieut, by the way, was on# of the most attentive oftloers loth* guests. The entertainment was all that could be wished, and no labor or expense was saved to make the feartpass off merrily. Toasts, speeches and songs were the order of the evening. Captain T. J. Porter, Wagon Master at Old Point Comfort, and Mr. Voorlieea [must not be for gotten as being guests at the festival of the Sixteenth Massachusetts regiment. The regiment, of which the officers have evinoed such a spirit of gratitud# towards those that assisted thorn on tlu ir arrival hera, is a tine organization, we!U olffcored and appointed, proficient In drill, cleanly In the'1" habits and i "usistlng of good materiel; it bids fair to ba one of our oest rogimmts in tbe service Thl( afternoon Acting Brigadier General Max no - b*M the trat drill atnce ha haa assumed oummand of Ihe On Saturday the following order was Issued, ?d tbereia meotluued mauuvivre-strictly carried out. All lha regi ments participating In the drill evinced o maiderable pre Ucluncy:? OKNRRAL man-HO. 4. HaADQOAKTKK.1 t'Aar HamiT.v, V?., Dec. T, 1891. Brigade drill will commence on Moojiy, December 8, 1891, at three o'clock P. M. precisely. The line will form in ihe fol.owlngorder?Sixteenth eglmeut Miutxarlmaeita Volunteers, First regiment helawi.ru Volunteers. Twenti eth regiment Indiana Volunteer*, Twentieth regiment New York Volunteers, the front towarda the woods, iiarallal with the Hampton road. The distance from the road auffl oi' ut to form doublecolumns. The Colonel of the Sixteenth Massachusetts Yolnotaara will have the kindneaa hi aolect and send two general gnidea before the auttod lime to the drill grounds to mark the line. I respectfully tuform the reapectlve commanders of (Ma regtmenta. that In consideration of the small space of ground which we are compelled to occupy, to fmm their c tnpanlea of sixteen tiles each. In relation to the com* mauds to he given I call the attention of the oolooels to section 1,720 Scott's Tactics, part III. 1 iitiull drawt all commands, which the colonels wtB please repeat quickly. The commands of execution should ho given us short as possible, and the men of each regi ment villi be instructed to await the oou.muads of their respective colonels before executing any ef my ooaa mauds. The drill on Monday will ba as follows:? 1. The different firings. 2. Changes of front?sections 2.303, 2.411. i 8. Kight wheel by divisions, c ose ooli iuns> 4. Deploy masses. factions 2,039?2,082. 6. Tha maai.es deployed into line. Soeltooa 8,119? , 2,184. ' 9. Formation af tha ftrst Una, by changing trawl ?a <ka ssar. The lleuteaant eokmela and majora will pleasaautffc as quick and accurate as possible the respective points af direct iocs. Tha man will appear ha Ml uniforms, without knap aaaka; tha offloers aaoordiagly. and without sashes. By order of cabQXkl MAX WMtlCtt. Commanding Camp Hamilton, Va. Cuss. Loses, Pcot Adjutant. As I write thin, tba doleful strains of a dirge fall upas my ear, emanating from the bund of (he Union Cnaat (iuard. Dr. Johnson Clark, the chief surgeon of tide regi ment, died yesterday at the Hyg'ia Hospital, of ty dioid lever, and this afternoon the regiment escorted hie re mains to the boat .to be forwarded tinder escort to tha friends of the deceased, at New Eedford, Muss. A tlug of truce went to Norfolk, currying thirty-two prisoners released on tlieir parole. Several ladius from Sec ess la were brought back. GENERAL HALLECK'S DIVISION. 07R ST. LOUIS CORRESPONDENCE. e. ?, - 8r- L'.Ofu, Doc. 8,1881k ? T, E3Ttclin9 SumHking &on to Hdppnt~ General r^r?W ^H'fvcatton to Dtonnci*? WeaJtfte Sewnonvfo \ Uuntar?ily G,mlributing Jlelu/to tte&mlk. v/cst Itefugrts?Htlel 1 'orJry, <?e. Thsrois a strong undercurrent or feeling among Um secessionists of this city, which says something is going to happen of an unusual nature. Yesterday the me, chants ?n Change were talking quite extensively of a rumor that General Ilalleck intends to |.cguo an order this week requiring every able bodied male resident or the chy between the ages of eighteen and forty flvo to be enrolled as a Home Guard for the defence of the city, ?nd to sub scribe an oath of allegiance to the United bin too government. if this rumor shall turn out true tbo question may bo asked how the soceah earned the fact in advance of the lojvl citizens. . Upon inquiry, ,t appears quite likely that so^o suck order will scon be issued. The soceib obtain their ;nf: riant lea through leaky Union vessels, who ure constantly (?? eerting with r. bed friends in public barrooms and in ha tela. Whop anything of Importance is ascertained it ia duly reported around among the secesh, and m-t unfre quontly the Union men of this city obtain interesting in formation o! the designs of our military men from robot sympathizers sooner than from any other smrce. The lact that the aeceah are expcotiug an order Tor a home guard ui issue from General HaUeck's he..d piartei* tak en in connection with other circumstances, is tolerably good evidence that such a scheme is meditated. General Ilalleck has .ateiy given proof that he Is thoroughly in earnest. Without display ?r ostenlatioo without a Hung inun barricade, or mock philanthropy on the negro question?be Is all the time industriously en' gaged in forwarding preparation to make good hi- Iruif speech several nights ago in front of the Planters' House, that ho in I ends driving every hostile Hag oat of Missou ri. His business hours are admirably arranged. Then is a time nlloted to all classes of business?a time f<* military reports, a time for citizens to bring infor mation, a time to hoar complaints, and a lima te consider all applications. Hot the least important of General Bollock's acts is an ordor to admit nuy per. son having pressing business or important infor mation concerning the enemy to his presence at am hour, day or night. Everything about his efflo. works like:?charm. There Is no waiting hours in ante rooms, subject to the caprices of a private secretary in short, General Hallock has the united affection of the itrmy and tho poople already. Truston Polks houso, on Firth street, near Elm U now occupied by about thirty Union refugees from'the Southwest, and they have b en ma ie coin'ort ible by the energy of the sanitary commission at a very trilling ei pouse. duo effect of tho order of General Ilalleck to quarter the refugees on the wealthy secos-lonlsts of St. I/mis is noticoablo. The Individuals consulting the latter class are coming forward voluntarily and offering their contributions to support the exiles. Many of the largest contributors are note i,ma secessionists, and somo or them note! for their obsiin.cy and bitterness in holding f.wt to their money aud mean* heretofore. One of them it especially marked for hie forced liberality, and when bU name appeared In pnuiae a contributor of fifty dollars for the refugees' fund, the whole city, rebel and Union alike, indulged in a general giflaw. The rigor of General Hallcck's order, and the readiness of the Provost Marshal to execute it to the lea ter, are somewhat impaired by tho h.-.-dtaflou and reh e tance manifested by the sanitary commission to put it nto practice. There are at leaat a couple of old fogies , a i that commission whose lioarls are .-o tender that they are afraid apparently of hurting tho feelings of avowed 3,0x0 sionists, incase their housm ami g,??l. a," usedf*Ito comfort of the Union men who have been driven froia nieH ta. the Southwest by the rebel friendnot the rich secessionists of this city. " ^ printing office wan broken up a few dars are by the 1 revest Marshal, aud a laige number . f rJbel thST'.?'a "dtS af"1, ,TJm8 guneraliy, found. Many of ?h?T? .^oggerol of the shallowed kind, oi-nainotiied al the top with Conlodorale flags in colors, with two ve , twelrth boin8 "dded for Missouri. Una of these iuteresting songs is headed as follows ? SECESSION FOHKViB. (Confederate Hag.) Com (used and Sung by Flonwc* Mi '.VTHIS-. IK. _ , ,, . Air?'Ever be Happy. ' The following verse is a specimen of iho whole: Go in, Joff. ,we will support you In your good and glorious cause. We know you can defeat the Union With your brave aud glorious bovg. There is, however, a robol song in private circulation one which, as a literary composition, is a very fair pro.' jluetion. It is far above the average of such thnge and the readers ot the Haaau, will, I am snre thank the gav#..it t0 ^"'corespondent for tig appearance in print. Nearly every rebc family |n iteule has a copy of tha song, it ,8 as f<5;j iws ? RKBKLS. Rebels! 'tis a holy name! The name our fathers bore. When battling in the cause o' Right Against the-tyrant in his might. in tho dark days of yoro. Rebels! 'tis our family na r.a! Our father, Washington. Was the urch rebol In the light, And gave the name to us?a right Of father unto sou. Rebels! 'tis our given name! ' Our mother, Libertv, Received the title with her fame, In days grief, of fear and .- lume Whoo at hdr brt>aat wor<* we. Rebels! 'tis our sealed name A baptism of blood! The war?aye, and the din of strife? The fearful contest, life for life? The mingled crimson flood. Rebels! 'tit a patriot's namel In struggles it was given; We bore it then when tyrants raved, And through their curses 'tw a* engraved On the doomsday book of Heaven Rebels! 'tis our fighting name) For peace rules o'or the land Until they speak of arnren woe? Until our rights receive a blow From foe'g or brother's hand'. Rebels! 'tis our dying name' For although life is dear, Tel freemen horn and freJtnon bred We'd rather tore as Tro-men dead Than live In alayikh fear. Then call us reliefs if y ui will? We glory In the name For, bending under tiniest laws And swearing faith to an unjust cause. 1 ? We count a g; cater shame. Nnvmnmn 2S, jssi. Mr. Joseph L. Htttluger, Postmaster of St fnan-vii ?. rived IB town yesterday, and r-iK-rt* that on^rwl ?? an expedition 1.,1't -t. .1,,,-ph to break un a Platte county, under the Infamon* R Vh-s'? pediflon consisted 01 the Sixt-onfh lllmois <Tiio??i r v Minth, and the Kiftietli Illinois, union 1 Wm ru?! JL J battalion of Stat.- coops under Major l,.IonV . I ? <ton of artille, 1 maniix.. by rem, "s ' f"? ! ^ Wt rth. nnniF of oomman^r r,o? There will soon bo s w.ym tune 111 ,'he Vicinity of :*? ; ? isoph. Genera PrentttshM declared In a public gpoeo

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