THE NEW YORK HERALD WHOLE NO. 9229. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1861.-TRIPLE SHEET. PRICE TWO CENTS. NEWS FROM THE SOUTH. ie Defences of Norfolk and Portsmouth. Jrief of the Amended Consti tution of Virginia. loTements of the Rebel General Zollicoffer. '1IE REBEL WAR T-AX. febel Soldiers Moving from Western Virginia to Sontb Carolina. [I8CKLLANEOUS NEWS, 4c., 4c., 4c. Again wo prepare for the readers of tbo Hzrald a com bilalion of nuwa from the secession paper, of tho South, ft will be found of general interest to the reader who nay be anxious to keep fully advised of the movements |b the rebel States:? defjsncbs of Norfolk and Portsmouth?ark THKY SUFFICIENT? [From tho Norfolk Day Book, Dec. 13.] The riti 'H of Norfolk and Portsmouth are generally re ded us being secure from the approach of our luva ters by eitb'-r land or tea. Very mu> h?perhaps all ie uecoisny?has been done under tho di ictlon of the gallant and efficient soldier com naiuting this post to render our defences periect. But ch is the inostiu.iib e important a to the confederacy of |tho Navy Yard, with all its valuable Bt u "S and machine Sho; s, I bat nothing should he left undone, however un tsnry it may term, that could, in tbo event of an at tack, in atiy w.iy contribute to protect it from falling into the hands of tho enemy. We have always regarded an attack upon this p'ace, at some time during tho war, as very probable. Tiio.o Is noplace in the Southern con ledn ucy that the Yankees so much desire to posse."* as the lios.iort Navy Yard, and none tho loss of which would suss us so much injury. Its many and cajiacious store houses are 0llud with materials for building and equip ping snips that could not bo procured lu this country, at 'his lime, at any cost. The extensive, varied and costly machinery which wc Into now employing there so usefully, could not, if de Istroyed, be replacod by any efforts during the con hinuanceof the war. A great <!c:d of work douo thor. Ie iiuiol, | ojliaps, be accomplished at any ether point in Ithe conoderacy. The federal government knows as well *s our own tho quantity and value of those vast stores of I materials, and the extent and importance to us of all that I unrlvalle i machinery which has been so beautifully illus |tratingfor several months pact, for our good an-1 in our "i v ec, its wonderful adap attou to tho varied work I It pertorms. U further knows that if deprived of its uso, we should bo most seriously, if not irreparably, embar rassed In the preparation of tho necessary means ol de fem e. No one can form an adequate conception of the extent and value of that yard and Its treasures. except from a prolonged and careful examination of them. To 1 tho confederacy its valuo can not he estimated in money. The imporluuco and value of several cities, however great in tho ri sidenta, is hut trlv ial to the confederacy in furnishing material aid lor the common defence, when contrasted with that of the Gosport.Navy Yard. Its protection, then,against ai.y and every attack involves the most serious responsibility on tho part of the milita ry authorities to whom its security ha. been entrusted, and requires that every possible means of defence shall be employed to effect tho desired object. At thia time tho question addresses itself to tho govern merit, and the General commanding the form s here, with paeuiiar signilicaucy?whether the preparations to resist an attack are sufficient. riV.'-ld th y prove insufficient, tho oi imequrut waste of life, tbo destruction of property, the loss to the confederacy of the most important of iis workshop#, and of its only magazine Of naval stores, would reflect a terrible responsibility upon those to whose neglect or want of foresight, these m at deplorable cir ?eu instances might be attributed. We have heard tho suggcation ofttlmes made of lri'o by Inlnih " ul gentlemen that it might tie prudent to Increase tb<- obstructions in tho channel of the rtve" leading to this city. As a measure of precaution thi' is worthy i.f lnune. dialo attention. The commander of tn? fedeial fleet at Hi! to H ud sttribuUdhia success to the facility with which his vessels could pass and repass our batteries, pourim: into thorn <i t. epeated broadsides. Whilst it is most imp. ohab e that tho Inderal vessels can succeed in getting by nor ?no e oatterio s, tln.ro sliou d be Uu p ssihtllty of their doing so. Pliu channel of tho river is in many places vc . narrow, and can bo perfectly obstructed by plies or other means, ilie obstructions mm iu tho. haniic! may b?- a I sut> ci -iii, but it were very unwise uoi to increase then so at, to rvnde/ it well nigh raposs.ble fir tii ? lecei -.i shi ns to get over them. Wo thji omro Invito the attention cf ? ui niliti.. y hinders horn in command 11 the wisdom o. executing tins suggest ton. To the councils of Norfolk a.:d I'o. Isniouth wo would ray, that It the mili tary neglect this most important meas.io, upon you it devolves to carry it out. The homes of yo r poopio aro dear to tbeui, and their security m si not he hizurdo . while a, y means of prevention c.in bo tried. Upon both tho mi.itary and civil aiuho itics rest th? responsibility of go-iug this great nua- roof precaution add p> eveut.ou completed. We shall lock with anxiety to see how it will bo mot. THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION OF VIRGINIA. [From the Norfolk Day Book, Dec. 12.j For the benefit of our readers, we Insert the following synopsis of the changes that have been made in the con stitution of the State of Virginia by tlio Convention which recently c osed Its protracted session in Rich mond. It will be found a matter worthy of being pre served for future reference, as it enables the reader to come at the changes almost at a glance. We are indebted to the Richmond Wnig for it. The important changes made in the organic law are as follows:? I. Meiubors of the House of Delegates to be elected annually instead of biennially. 3. The Senate to be divided into four classes, two of twelve and two of thirteen members, to bo elected alter nately, in rotation so that one class shall bo olected every year. At present thero are two classes, one elected every two years. 3. lho General Assembly to meot every year Instead of biennially. The limitation of tho length of session is ex acinded. 4. The person having the highest number of voles for Governor Is not to be declared elected unless ho has re ceived a majority of the whole number of votes cast. 11 no porson receive such majority, tho General Assembly to select the Governor from the persons, not exceed ; thrie, having tho highest number of votes. 6. The present Board of Public Works, as constiiution nllv organized, is nbolislied, but the Genoral Assembly is required to establish a Board subject to its control. 6. Instead of one Supremo Court of Appeals there shall be two Appellate Courts, to consist of three Judges each, one to be a court of law, the other a court of oqulty. T. The District Oourts are abolished. 8. The General Assembly is Invested with powor to in crease the number of judicial circuits. At present the number is limited to twenty-one. 9. The Judges of the Appellate and Circuit Courts are to be elected by the General Assembly, instead of by the quai tiled voters as at present. 10. The said judges are to hold office during good be havior, or until they attain the age of seventy years, or are removed, instead of a term of y oars, as now practiced. Judges of circuit courts are not required to be thirty years of age. II. Justices of the Peaco, to be elected by the qualified voters for twelve years, but one fourth of the number to be elected every three years. Vacancies in the office of Justice to bo tilled by the justices of the county for the residue of the unexpired term. 13. Clerks and Attorneys for the Commonwoalih for either circuit or county court to be appointed by their respect ive courts, instead of being elected by tho people.J 13. The Attorney Genoral to be appointed by the Gene ral Assembly for an Indefinite tenure of office, instead of by the people for a term of years as at presont. 11. Sheriffs to be nominated by the county courts and appointed by the Governor, and to be eligible for any term, if they liavo duly accounted for all public dues. At present staoi ifls aro elected by the people for one term, and are not eligible for the same office for the noxt suc ceeding term. 15. Constables, Ac., to bo appointod by the county aourts. 16. Only the Mayor, Aldermen and members of the Councils of (lie cities and towns to be elected by the peo ple. The various officers to bo appointed, some by the Council, others by the Hustings Court. Among the minor and verbal amendments are the fol lowing:? Commissioned officers, soldiers, seamen or marines in the regular army (instead of ' in (he service") of the Confederate States to be excluded from the right of suf frage. The object of this amendment is to reserve the right of voting to volunteers In the service. 8. The city of Portsmouth is authorized to send one delegate, and the residue of the county of Norfolk another delegate to the General Assembly. At present two dele gates are elected by the votora of the city and eonnty collectively. ' ' 4. Excludce the clause requiring the re-enactment of ESSfSSA? Mt Pr0PW,e<1 6. Empowers tho General Assembly to prohibit u? r? ture emancipation of slaves. 6 Fxcludes tho provision requiring a motet? nf ?h. capitation tax upon white persons to be applied to !h! purposes of education in primary schools. ln? purposes or education in primary schools. 7. Excludes the clause relative to the division of coun ?*taf fifty miles In length, Ac. coun t vlu'ies the section requiring a decennial consns ?ia au I hn ( eiiarn 1 t????(_ i . ? w ,? n " fovwimmi v"n8ul, 9 Re 1 General Assembly to pass laws to ln rights M tnal "y J"ry' ic-, a. guaranteed by **J?T Ctoiuu/couraJ*19 b,ld mcD?Ny *>y throe Justices, THE UNITED STATES IN BLACK AND WHITE. The Geographical Position of the Loyal and Rebel States?The Rebel States are in Black. The murk * indie at ex the points on the Atlantic and Gulf coax Is in pos?ex?ion of the Union forces. exoept when the law requires the presence of ? larger number. THE RE BE J, WAR TAT. [From tlio Richmond (Vh.) Whig, l'?c. 12.] The Tennessee Legislature hae this subject under ooa sMerutiou. Through a committee thet'ougrexsioual dele gatlon from the State w as requested to cout'er ?.villi the Secretary of the Treasury, at.d ascertain whetiier tlia State's quota could be d'-ei-ii irge 1 t>y it? claim for moneys advanced to the confederacy. The delegation reap nd th it ten h arrargnneiit could tud he effected. as ii would oefeat the very Ohjett of the tax, which is th? basis of the Treasury Cotes, l'he committee theroujuMi ropo ted a bill, which we subjoin, is th sumo ma tur is befo: a a ;r Legislature. It may be well considered whether T:e? Bury notes world not he a better mode or rclio : o l bonds be resorted to, whether they should not La - a h ngor term than five veil' t>. Tlie snvtng of teu pur eei.t to the coileotion is a very small consideration, bvu if it could bo realized, which is denblf d. Tlis truo wj .'I is to give the jiooplo relief?to save them from two of ? he most hateful of visitations in one year. Wo havu to rely upou credit?to tiring posterity to our essietance in carrying en this war tor independence, i hei j jj no help -or it, and thoro Is no injustice in it. : o.?terity is quite as much interested as w ? aro in the b -iio The only question is as to the best, cheapest and s it'eet mode. Kolict in the shape of aoariency witb iut interest, If it ran be fotm ed on abasia that wLl t'.'lC ? '.wind confidence, is tiiat wuich WO ittl be prefe a'o.e. i'-mls bean g interest, to be esc hanged for brnlc noir*. wltich may bo itit Inslcally worthless, would enure to the lioruiit i n.y ol' bonk stockhol ?.??rs and augment the pub ie burthens. II Treasuiy notes of the State cannot be made avuilali.e, a bank of issue, founded on 'he prodnoe of the Hi ate, might i?is bly bo bo arrange : and co stitutcd as to meet the exlgi ccy. A sclriho w.ili some such pro visions lias already hern ?? pg 'sted in the public prints, nd it might not be onwurthy t f the cons.deration of our Irgisituo s. Tito following is tho bill before the Tewiesseo Legisla ture:? A T TO PKOtrrpa FOB TUB I'AYUKNT OF Tim WAR TAT. Sict.on 1. lie it cuactod by the tienoral Assembly of tho Hlato of Tennessee, That the state horeby usBumrs and agrees to pay the war tax to be assessed upon the pro pcrty, Jcc.,of the people of the Stale of Tennessee, in obedience to tho provisions of the ai t of the Congress or the Coni'c isratc States of America approved August the 19th, 1801, and entitled " Au act to authorize the issue of Treasury ootcs, and to provide a war tux for their re demption," and for the purpose of carrying out the pro visions of this act, tho Governor of this State is heieby directed and empow ered to issue and dispose of the bonds of tho State of Tennessee to a sufficient amount to pay said tax, (not to exceed two millions of dollars), similar in all respects to tho b< nd, of the State heretoiore issued, except that one fifth of the said bonds shall be payable one year after tlielr date, QUS-flfth two years after tlvir date, one-tinh three you- s a'ter their date, one-fi th four years alter their date, and one fifth live years alter thotr date, all to be dated on the 1st day of April, 1862, und to hour interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum, ]ayab:e semi annually at such a point as may be desig nated it eaid bonds, and said bonds -shall be in denomlna tionsof not less than ono hundred dollars and not moro than ono thousand dollars, to ca ll of which shall ho at taclied coupons lor tho interest due thereon. Sec. 2. lie it further enacted,That the faith and credit of the State of Tennessee is hereby pledged for tho pay mcnt o'f said bonds aud the interest on tho same; and that for the next live yoai s an annual tax of ten cents on tho ono h tndred dollars of property, subject to tax ation by existing laws, and one fourth of one per centum upon the dollar of merchandise, or invoice pric, hetlicr bought in or out of tlio State, and ten rents on 'toil shall bo assessed and collected ns a specj.! tax ft r the purpose of paying said bonds and interest at ma turity. Sec. 3. B* il further enacted, That the banks of this State are hereby specially authorized to invest their means In said bonds, and auid batiks purchasing auy of said bonds shall have tlio privilege oi classing bonds so purchased, iu the cbweiiii-Htiou ot' their assets, as specie funds; pcavided that the State shall have the right to pay said bonds, so purchased by said banks, lu thoir own notes; and provided further, that all the bonds issued under the provisions of tins act shall be free lrom State, county, corporation and other taxes, in tho bauds of In dividuals or corporations. Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the Goveru/r is au thorized and requested to issue and negotiate s/itl bonds as soon as practicable for the Treasury notes of the Con federate Stat s of America, aud with such Treasury notes to pay to ttia government of tlie Confederate SCsJes on or before the 1st lay of April, 1862, the amount ol h>gd war tax assessed upon the property ot tiie people of tho Thato of Tennessee, less ten per centum thereon, as provided in 24!h section of said act of Congress, approved August 19, 1K61, as aforesaid. Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That revenue collectors shall be entitled to receive for their services iu collecting this special tax only one hall tlio commissions and fees allowed them for collecting the general revenue of the State and counties. REBEL SOLDIERS ORDERED FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA TO SOUTH CAROLINA. (Kiom the Richmond Examiner, Dec. 12 ] A rumor was Iu the city somo day.-; ago that General Floyd and his command were to be transferred to Ken tucky, and this was followed by the confident though C5u? trudictory rejirrt yesterday that the army iu Western Virginia was to bo transferred to South Carolina. We are unable to give the facts on which these rumors have been probably based as some sort of foundation. General Floyd is not, as far as has been yet determined to be transferred from Wen torn Virginia. lie has been' ordered iulo winter quarters at Newborn, near tho Vir glnia and Tennessee Railroad. At the sam? time that these orders were sent out Colouel NUrke'S regiment was detached, with General ponelson's Tennessee brigade to proceed to Bowling Green, Ky. That order has been're versed, and those forces will at once repair to South Caro lina and report there to General Lee. MANUFACTURING ENTF.KFR1RES IN RICHMOND. [From the Richmond Examiner, Dec. 12.j Among the manufacturing enterprises lately com menced in Rlohmond, is a factory for making glue, ma chine oil, and grease for the axles of railroad cars. Tbia fyetory, which Is owned by Mr. Henry J. Maigne, ie situated in the rear of the new Poor House, on the upper Wd df 0?CPDd street. It is tho first attempt to raanulac turo glue '0 'he South, which article Is now excessively scarce and The ?" '* manufactured from tallow by a new process which is the secret of the Inventor, and the specimens we havo seen seem to answer in ail re spects the purposes t.. cleanest machine oil. The grease for car axles . ' l,he "ra0 _ol'i ,n ? 'h'c,k#r con dition. The manufacturer ? rrh'e of the oil ls|l 75 per gallon. With the present ta^'j'' 8 about six hundred gallons are made per day. Mr. h?8 alroady a con tract with tho D&nvtlie road for of car f reaso, and bia ootorpriae promises to ba a th*^/Frnfltftblo ous, considering th .? 1 <ri:i?ui groat scared y of oils for i lubricating pnrp aoi COSFkUKRAiK CVMWHOT?FREEfUtli FUR GOLD A Nil 811,VF*. [From the Richmond Kxsnuner, l>er. 12.] Th? advance in the ni-mium for specie is ? matter of S'lrprixe to ail who lo.ik for reasons for ibis advance in tho natural law." ?!' finance, with rapport to the situation of the Confederate states oa llvi wants of t>?-* Southern ? people. Shut out af we aro by the war from all comma- , mention with ili* rest of'be world, onr trad- end barter j Is alt doansGc. an 1 whatever is received by iho govern ment at Its vafue la metit fbr dmi" should tloo bo r C'dved by the people. Why, under these ch o*imfitiitict*s, ; tTeaeury not-a, which are takvu for all dues to the go : vi ? L'tnrut. -vpt the export duty ou colliiut should not I be us good ?s |[i)id vi? art* a' a loss to uiidorcUud, Iso- j j tatod a-wi aro" uy til routines of war we do not want | I g ot or au? otjiw i irien y than that to s-rye for train-. , I n tions al hiune. Within nu. inotitli lVuiu tb ? rai-ing Of ilie | blocM-'-o wo will have goi.l lui'ioyb froni abinat in mrte | the demands of our couimorce for a your tli uea'ler. Notwithstanding these plain coneiduati-os, however, . the brokers ure griping from tho Jews unit domestic i tni-iTH.whohavoa aua ?bui-i.t for the glitter of j ! r> in, the most extt'i'-ngnni pretnlnmsi'.r (ToWnnd silTor. j A Nashville paitor bbtore as reports that, the brokers I i hsve advanced tho pries of gold lo/i-r/y prr. prmiam, ! ;:hd (piOted t'l v?T ?t to thirty#?!:? prr ymriui:\. Th rai s in New urlcshs. the money city of | ih'i i vtifederato ,-l. P s. aro scarcely ie-s. ; ] flic s ippiy "1 spoc.u in tbe Conlodorale States Hifle I I enough. Wo ?re iufiji uied that the atci.,,1'nf ?pe. u , for ! j su.-ltilling the govcrwn i.*.. ?vi?liTn the limit-- ol tfco ('on- | ! felnraie.Stnt . mi.; nSesilrn .te<l at seventy-live millions 1 of dollar?. Tluiibelaw cl supply and demand uu. j nut i | properly obtain in thin nutter, for wo rep-at ihat there iv no natural and just demand of any considerable extent for specie, when we have a currency quite endicieut fur lima i domestic t; aasaciious to which our trade and bar ic is now loscntlaliy limited. The dcimnd for coin, which has raised it to such frightful premiums, is wholly factitious, and, proceeding from passions, perhaps, of a few, furnishes no indication whatever of any general | depreciation of o or paper currency. GENERAL ZOLMCOFFKr'S COMMAND. [From Um Richmond W lg, Dec. 12. | Tho city yesterday was rife with rumors with regn d j to uittnrs ou the Cumberland. Sum'to the elfecl tliat the ! Lincoln forces had crossad to tins side at two plu-es; | others that General Zollicofter had been complete!} sur- i rounded by the enemy. Wo have reliable intelligence, j however, that General Z. is not only noi sorrouudtd, but | that ho. on the 6th itisl., crossed Hie C imb rland with j his command, and penetrated considerable distance into 1 the Interior, driving Lincoln's hirelings iilto chaff be | tore his Invincible liitlo army, Mmuld General Z. over- j take these dastardly would-be invaders, which vvothiuk i douhtful, lively tim s man bo expect-d in that quarter. j CONFEDERATE ASSISTANT SKi'KF.f ARY OF WAR. i I Ibid.] Congress has parse I an act, authorizing the Secretary of j War to appoint an Assistant Secretary, to pc form such j duties a i may bo assigned to him iud to receive a salary | ol $3,000. , j Congress has also authorized the appointment of a t.'liiet bugler to each regiment. THE DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI. [From the Montgomery Advertiser, Dec. 5.] We trust there is -out ? r.iisnWe in the statement of ttie , R.chmond JJftu.iin that Colonel Hctiry il -th, ot Vir- j ginia, has been appointed Major Gen-r.il of tli- Depart ment of Mis ouri. s> oh an appointment would create al- | must universal di?s?ti?faetloii thtonghnut the cunfedc i rucv, and we hope, if It has been mudo, that Congress wlli have the flrinue*.- to refuse to conllrtn it. t?ui objoo- I tiuns are not founded on any 111 v. ill towards Colonel Heth, I or on any knowledge of iucemprtency on his (iart. For aught *.ve know, he is fully equal to the task of ornmaiid | mg a military department as art o u ; that of Missouri, j bdt there are rea-un* c-ar ncing to our mind ut least. [ why some other man t ban .i colonel from \ irgirila t.bould i bo madecomnisnder in MWouri. ibis gallant State Las but recently tm-u adnduel into the oontederacy. For | months iix^t her noble p o; ,t hat e contended aimed alone and unaided against the power of the Northern gpvern tnent. Led on by their g iHant commander, General Ster ling i'rice, they have won several brilliant victories, and fairly broken tho i-osver ol t'm enemy m that State. General I'rice has wou for birr.sell an euvialile name, ami no Miwourian need blush when lie remeiubeis the cam paign of 1861. General Price, more than any other living msu, has ihe | Confidence of tho men who are <o light the battles ot the , South in Missouri. Th?y will follow him any where?to j victory or to death. The people of Missouri are proud of i their general, and well ;h-j may be, for ho has displayed j military talents not in'crlor to any general in the field, and hit"api>ointmetit at this time as major genoral of the | department which ho has done so mueii to rescue from 1 the hands of the Northern vandals, would be a most web ? cntno appreciation or his lervicc*. It would bo hailed . with pride hv the people of MM.-ouri, and would do more ! to attach tliem to the government of the Confederate i State* then any other smgle act which the government ' ran do. We have heretofore expressed no opinions ou the I sublet of the military apiwuntinenti of tho IVesI lent, satisfied that tn those matters !i? was a bot'er judg. , but I Jn the present ??tetanc sound policy, as well us military I the idea .f_ the appoint
meni fif a Virginian to the p-st of comma" 'or or Ihe ?.S" ' psrtment of Missouri, wh-n the man the best qualified for Sat position is already at the head of tho forces In that Ntate. Wo hope there Is some mistake about the matter, and tiiat wo shall s ^on have the pleasure or chronicling tho appointment of Sterling I'rice, the hero of Missouri, as commander of that department. FEUCKAI. PRI80NKK9 aWKARlNG ALt.KOlANc'8 TO TUB KENCLS. The Norfolk Day Book ol the 12th says:? Fifty or sixty of tho foderal prisoners conllned at New Orleans have taken the oath and joined the Confederate army lor the war. There were Ave hundred tn all. FORT PICKKNS AFTER THE RECBNT BOVBARDMKNT. The Mobile Adwrtivr Is convincod, from tho oxjierl ment the other day, that It is in the power of General Uragg to reduce Fort Pickens whenever tl may be deemed expedient. Since the bombardment ceased hehuschil lenged Its renewal, opening fire on e eailboat under the walla of tho fort, but tne insolence of Its occupants bad so tempered down that no response was made, and the little craft was allowed to get out of danger the best way it could. A correspondent of the Artvtriiser, writing from Petisacola, describes a breach in the side fort '? through which a cart could be driven," In addition toother serious damages observable from our works. The Atlv.rtinr adds ? If the Are opens again on either side we doubt not it Is the intent of General Bragg to "see tho thing out,"though wo baye nothing of official information to autbor'zo us in are s . fiwcniiv well 'r'rmt? pM 'Jl, ?'"',"lvra who b'''II.tics, ami .be V.vkilon . n1jf'? .??"?' ??" the pro n"t "uly tho tbin< out " but d^i fT"1 Br*** wl" ?n<1 will drive the Yankee*' out 01 p, o t,lu P?wer p?r:akes to do eo. 1 I'ickeos wueu ho un. The Pen.. ? W)Rr ??> 1 "" Mo""? ?"1'"*>" TV?^''' !ak" tract:? ?" ?" >.(.? after lookbig*over^tho^.T'T' b,,lt.1 ftflt wo" fr ''".i n the b'.r?h?r.|??urt left it*.! '" *'"? ( > e I incessantly m ^ "JiT""0? "avine l,M? oilier V.alh bear .? vldei.e? ? . * ? b9r tojurt. a The by the Hen .u t l'l. keu- bnV!'* " "U routi1,:y hanili ,t ? If ??<!. The west v" .I'1! *' no '8 >">?'? ??? H v.-.., h>r., uie fteetVor a?C? li o?ft"?"'""'1 " "!0 '">"r wCor (IIZi The Austin rvaiif?, "Vovsn.barat) droves * bjyea are being jl/om L, suy" ,h*( Vow OrlcAn*. ? m sea ion j0f TBLKQKAfJl ^CPlTtnr^ <-? ?? ? 1 '^IT """ ""*? j NVw Madrid ;s uow ; ?V- 1?, Wl. there ye,.,.,, ?v J.!, . ?J* ' " tweeent ! Jt< k. ori, (Jori';. ale Thompi u and (ianrt Tl by ?"Vrtrn"r 1 irtp '. taut frou. Colom'ju iljer0 nothing ahlnl^r'0100^'"'^1''"1 ???k on ra,ro hM p)on Humors aro rifo lo day of .n.'e'vlicT'V r>"<"' 1'' lKC7 the 1'eninaula. J 1L "Mcuud sugagwueut oa h t the storm of war tnaybiirrtat ?? ippa,"ltlJ' ' 'Pilot, w.iuiir?f, Tlio act granting a bounty ot^Sa*??!0' ??0' 11' lficl proved by the President to day ?t a! >n?! i i?. W" Kp" B17RVINH THE COTTON IN SOCTI? CAROI ,v. we t were brilliantly ilium.n-.t^d whiwh''" '? "r)ulb' ?!-" ndmg Iroui burning cotton . 11,71' patl'">tictlum.-s n.asedlt thoy InvoluntarliT Wc r v' jp*' ''tors wit cheer, and eafh heart w.i warm,. ,,mh v',lh rll"?r ?rter S'icli a people ran never bu s b ify it?,|1^ f dew pulse, flatnea continue to aacend andleiille 'i Let the holy here <>n ih?Hh,boli^J I h?n"lolw "r h"U who trembie. I/?t tho t?> h ??f ! . ' loam a ifRson an<! pollut s our geuij ftUlI i t 'hiiu^riJwf ^,1(-,,WVl,r th? invndar people will wcic 'mo him only wi ', mctt' ",:it ni|r Our people are ii.iul, '! tl"ya-lat|?n and ruin, and jbelr saennce.-'wlli^nu :RW0,""n "J1? children? the ,0,. chHMhefr1arn h""r,,' app,-vin? an.iike. aneet of (lames and The commanding oliicer?<)f all il.e ? a our cast have received t.nsili V , ir,^ I>'"'1"' 0:1 ??' dtroy all property which ce n i h ,nW btlrn or "?-v ?nd ii likely 7^'?'' ??k"? ^ ^rt?r.LHSvu " Veurier A)TE' pofnTedT/^vem^'j^n^n^'r'1 ",CKoe h;" ?""" ?P lative CouuciI, Sccretary of ^.'taii1 do, and familiar an we ?,? ?ui , f"?owloS him as we wo may b ? !?, mitiod to ?ay that "the'1!'V a"'1. hl" WOrth' ?\ cry respect a moat adn.irAhi? \ i *Pi*>iiitin?5nt is in the honor and will honor the on" o J'e ^eaorviug ?r b^ro^d'^9"1 lort,M^*hertay.!',rptutVCi'then?* r07*Ury mt '''r?t,lc associate will, wa doubt not be or^naM'f"6 r?'e',? ?"r sign in bis favor. ' Pr8Par?d to promptly re A HKBEL KKNTUCKY RRIfiAniKR OF V Kit A r "?w particularly m Kactern Kaiitm k?f r""lltrT. *nd qoeiire of the appolutmenl and arril.i h "1 ln Uenoral Humphrey Ma?h.n ^ ' here of Hi lH"d")r Iticems from tbe^nanVentllmi "Mno 18 le*t"n. ?"<? the right man in the right place ?" bmi'11 swwss pro reed on to Kentucky hv -vav ?r cl , ?!|J ,fHI1 county, } ' ? w,y of 'fiiady, U.ichanan A KokW ARD KOVKMRST FROM BOWMNO OKPKN ftxirreeponilenco of ihe NashvlUe Courier Dec e ^ found^tiuoT weather having had a i,?n, ! . ,he col,t now most talked of among civil in. in jeet I Twenty day. ?, TemS moner w" fr twenty per c mt diac o mi ??i, , ? rom to To day it is th.rty five per c.m ltlow^r ^ 'Uadtrd RtCHNONt, T,""?Rln* lS*?"*8J? week of Miss Ida Veruon. Tha li'c 13, Mcon<1 merice with the play of ^ porformanco will com Pauline ?E ^ 0F ? After which, Miss Ida Vernoa Dance?"i* Syiphide" ... ? , To b? followed by M' r*r,ln?lon 0\rz^J!;rBhDch<" o^r. Andy Blake A^y BMKB. (8m 'p^grenimV'/' " W* Y'n?D TI1K UV|, TUK HALT AND TBI BLIND TO BEAR ARVIS. W? find the following advertisement in a !at? Richmond paper ? Wximm?For local purposes, a company of a hundred men, who are not capable of performing aervlco iu (lie fl^kl, y?t are able to perform duty in the city. Nono need apply v ho ?ru OApable of held Serve.e, and good re f-rcnoea will be required as to character. Apply at the office, corner of Broad ami Ninth streets. JNO. Jf. WINDER, Brigadier General. TIIK K\-'T TKNNESSER PATRIOTS. [From tho Knowtile Register, Dec. 0.] This morning altout Kuurino cauuouadiug wns distinctly heard in ilia direction of One Re county, a opposed to be the fighting between our forces and the mountain lories. _ In confirmation cftbig we learn that Adjutant General fl. II Munsarint, of Gorwral Carroll's brigade, crossed ( It It river *1 the be.ud yesterday morning, and while doing no libelled ? force of the fodcra's, who were cu cmpod on Bird's Hill, on the opposite Side of (lie river, jud who, It Is said, hoisted die black flag. Of th?> result of the expedition wo have no further particulars, save that a nm iher of p-i. Oiit ..s (among thorn several bridge burners) have th'u far Ken taken. I K otti the JonoNboro Union, Nov. SO ] lUj'sV'.'V/ VifhP'/ ft njuiber of Uioso inoro or Ice im liouto i in Tie late ru c lion voluntarily catuo forw.i d and deliver.-'-<1 tip their anno and look ibo oath of a le gi.uiee !< theremiede-atu Htnti s if Anierl n Tlic pri el pal r r : n tilers, however. It v" Hot up to Jontbsoa cot my. or elsewhere. None of the \,rtafb timers h tyu he's taken tint' \\q have_h'^,rc oT. .Rome m asms of the rob ? - lh n ynt Oxtst oh Fl.e up|te.- horde f of the II .If lo? In the L.n'ieU in cove and tb- Crab orchard, in Carter entity, nn I In t,reaay out e, iu this county. We hope, however, that It will ail subsi io iu a short time, ai d that we will h ive pence again?"th.it each man shall repse beneath h e 'tv n t itio and tig treo, and none to molest him or make luui afridd.'' I. st week w.y referred briefly toon outbreak retorUd to have taken place In the uorln part of this county. We havobeen informed that a hand of about live hum I red In HnrgeniN had O'jlleeie I near Sweeney s Mills, in the Kvg ledi district, in Groeno co. nty, during tim close of last week, and that Major Lodb-tte , of Colonel Stova l's ' Georgia regiment, accompanied by sumo three cr four hundred militia volunteers, had crossed over from tdreen villo to disperse th-m. On approach,tig tho vicinity of flic mill Ihe insurgents fled, horse, foot and dragoon, in nil directions. Some twenty wore captured on or m ar tho .spot, and many more have since hcteu taken. A lew of tlu ru wore discharged on t ikn g the oath of all egiance, hut most of them w re"scntno." This Insurrection was completely "crushed out." lsnlbetior had somo three hondrci! .f his reg .la s w ith hint und some pieces of ar tillery, whilst tho volunteers flocked in from all sides from Washington, Greene, Hawkins and Sullivan,and came near surrounding tho insurgents. As it was. they had pcrunpcred away over the hills, being followed by a few rounds of artillery llred In their rear as they fled up tho mountain sides It is staled tlrnt David Fry, who was at the hea l of the disturbances in Groeno county lout summer, was cone ruod iu this ailkir, ns also Pulton, the representative of this county, and Jack Basket, from the Campbell's district. A RtRFL SURGEON KILLED. [From the Nashville Patriot, Dec. 7.J On Saturday Colonel Forrest, Surgeon Van Wicko and another person, went to the house of a man named Best, about two miles from Marion, Crittenden c mnty. Kv., for tho put pose of arresting him, Best, having joined tho fede ral troops at Pinithland. Best seized Ins gun, shot Van Wicks dsad. and running out of tho back door, effectod bis escape. Van Wicko was from Huntsvillo, Ala., and was surgeon of Colonel Forrest s regiment. KENTUCKY" AND THE WAR. REPORT OF THE MILITARY BOARD?NUMBER OF TROOPS IN TIIK FIELD. President Temple, of tho Kentucky Military Board, submitted the report of the transactions of that body since its reorganization in September, to the Legislature on the 7th inut. The total number of men eulistcd ap to the 30th of November appears to he 18,812. In some In stances the rolls show larger numbers, the discrepancies ccurring from the negllgenco of officers In making their ?cturnu. Theso are in addition to tho several regiments ,y.mpletcd prior to the organization of tho Board. The t .tr.l amount of money borrowed up to this time from the hanks is as follows:? From the Bank of Kentucky ? $500,000 From the Northern Bank 300,000 From the Batik of I/.iuiaviUe 200,000 From tho Farmers' Bauk 2&0.000 From tho Commercial Bank loo.ooo From the Bank of Ashland 35,000 Total $1,435,000 Amount borrowed pior to roorgnniza tion of Ihe Board $80,000 00 (if which there had been expended.. 22 4s0 52? 57,359 Total amount received by tho Board $1,402,559 Expenditures to 30th of November inclusive... 1,345,0s0 leaving unexpended at that date ?. $110,878 The Board expects additional advances from all of the banks named, except the Bank of Louisville, which do cllned a call upon her for an additional sum. A largo amount, in the aggrcgato, remains in the hands of numerous disbursing agents lor the scattered regi ments In process of formation, for wbieb, in many cases, vouchers h.ave U' t been returned. From an apprehension that the officers of the United States Army would not be able lo furn.sh clothing for the troops ol the State as rapidly as It would be needed, the Quartermaster G moral has, under the instructions of the Board, contracted for sevonteen thousand suits of uniform clothing, and twenty thousaud great cats. They ars now being rapidly supplied, and are of superior quality, and it is believed tbat the soldiers of the State will bs comfortable. In addition to troopa recruited since the Commence ment of the operations of this Board, there were already in service several regiments of \ rgunteere. The Adjutant General has taken the necessary steps to securs perfect rolls of these regiments, that they may be preserved In the proper office. Death of a Prominent Citizen. Hamiiton, C. W., Dec. 13,1881. Andrew Slovens, President of the Gore Bank, died sud denly this morning of paralysis. lie was in ordinary health last evening. Ho has been connected with the Gore Bank for a quarter of a century, THE RHODE ISLAND TRADING EXPEDITION. OUR PROVIDENCE CORRESPONDENCE. I'kovipKNca, Dec. 10,18dt Senator Simmonf Simulation? What It It atui What It Co we of It, <fe , <tc. The Rhode Island expelition for trade with Soother* port* scents destined to realize the truth of the adagw in regnrd to the klip bot ween the cup and lip, and IIP rapidly becoming tbo c< nv let ion hore that roroneo our gome*liat famous financial Senator hag made a mistnko In hit calculation* upon commercial relation*. 11 Is a no thought that the ventilation given to Mr. Simmons'* ecu latiou hai proved fatal to its success, In a pecuiiiaiy ,Hi|i.t of view, although Mr. S. and bis frlaml* claim thut theiw lias been no mystery in the venture, and that the enter" prisw is a fair business transaction, highly creditable to the business capacity, the benevolent dispoolttcn and exulted patriotism of its distinguished pro Jcctor, Put at the same timo they express no little la dlgnatton that the press should Interfere In the lit tie ao rangeiuent, and raise scch a rumpus ubout it all over ilia country. Tlioy contend that the intents of Mr. Slmmot a were cliai ilahio in the titling out of lbs schooner Ch u ty and tliat If heg. t the start of the trade at any opened peri In the disloyal States ho had Just as good a right to it as "any other man.1' 1 he chances of trado ati l th ris'.e wore h a, and if be succeeded in gatberiug in the p.oilla, why, that was a matter which belonged particularly in. I pec .Daily to hliu. Some ihore he who oppose lite re nam ing .) Mr. Simmons' fr ends, so far as to intliu no th it. as bo ha* had about live weeks' comparatively secret pre paration for Ins venturo, ho must liavo i btaino<l some pre miseoi a privllego Irom tho governnreat at Ilia outset lo induce tilm to enter upon tho speculation, ami thut, w bat. ver phase may be given to I be alien-, he ban most decidedly atudi. 4te own Interest* in preference to those of It s constitii. 'the discussion of the;?coi anil cant connectol whh tho Simmons speculation la quite inter .sting and warm, ami there is a very general desire to kuow all the facts in tbo cafe, a* we 1 as to obtain informal Dm relative to u.hat in income of it. The case having assumed so much import* ance bore as well as abroad, I have been Induced toaseer taiu the nature . f tho cargo and the o.vact do- titration of the much talked of l.hode Island irudmg schooner. The manliest <.f the Ch irity is ss follows:? 1 .('00 bushels of palt. 100 Hacks of salt. . 5,0' 0 b ;;H i f s It. '21 caa s and hales of niercltnndlse. 37 barrels and 1 In g> h ad of sugar. 20 bags Ootids. 171 coils rope. ion keg* nails. 2(1 buDtg nny clotb. 40 ousos h uts and slices. 170 woolsacks. 60 uairs pantf. K barrels cider. 20 barrels potatoes. 1 barrel apples. There Is the a (sorted cargo for a Southern port; lots of salt, mate, litis for pa king cotton, various carer an I bales of mysterious merchandise, m derate see n nrn 'mlors fur a parcel of wool, some coffee, a few cases of boot* and shoes, ? little cider, a lot of potatoes, an l a sprinkling of apples; the cases of merchandise probably c ulaln m iuu fuclured goods from tho juhnn:oii int.Is, and about ail ibe quinine In the city at the time the Charity sailed It ap pears from the manifest that Mr. Simmons Intended his vessel and cargo for " Fortress Monroe and coastwise;" hut ho met au obstac'o ut the Custom House, ai d was mad* aware ilral that dejsirtnient had no authority to grant him a port discharge s ch us he desired. Accordingly an alteration wa* ntad.i in the clearance, and tho Ch irity was put d>rwn lor Ale.vtndi la,.that he ng the only Southern pur I of entry at prei-ol.t recognized by the government. At the Utl accounts the SitninoU* trading expedition was at Fortres* Mom oe, waiting for a chance lo get up to her place oi' destiuai en, wfi-re she cannot by any possibility get tho return cargo which the wee sent tor. Am Intimated iu u prev.uus letter, much disappoimmciit has b< < u ex,>eri em ed by tho projector of tho enterprise, and It appears that it is not Dki ly to prove as remunerative as antici pated. rho foregoing facte wpteip tho why am w .?re I re < f ibe ilisappoitilinunts and the shadow* o. rih ?u 'eess of iho speculation. Tho failure of t.V? ? do i-t niaut* ut Washington to recollect that Mr. s mntoo* h .* any promt-* ut the first cn,lof tbo trade with the 11.si cotton poit opened, and tho difficulty of gening hi* vs *el up to Alexandria, with tho stisonce of a mantel. vuu, I'" lie all, e.ei d* in geiiing her there, have ptovel extr nio.y etahart-a sing and damaging t that ,.ent em m's p ??*? peels, and lie is now wail: .g for something lo "lu n ,p ' to reli< t o h m .!' hia trials and tilbu ai nr. He li.-gl?* to thiol, that' Charity ' I best at h< no, and iloi.bil""* wishes by ihis note 'h u he hud b' en more | atriottc ao t ess spccuhiilvcat tins |-ai tie iur juiu tnie. ft.,t Tbo best nid plans of mice and men Cang aft aglet); and io Mr. Simm"lis liar, thus far found. It is clear tlial tbo ear lest l.udo in iho rebc Jiut st otslrictri is not so very uo*l: stile aft. r ail. OUR ANNAPOLIS CORRlSSI'ONDBNOH. Awir?POtJR, Md., Ibc. U, 1 itil. fa ) <iu n of thf Tra ffarris Cavalry?Th< Actu ln> re ar Gene:III af the. Cailed Hia'e : Cavalry?ht Piftyjlrtt Vryt l'arl H-jjimen!?M iilary M ?Drath of Lieutenant 11 ivdlrl?The Circumstance! af flit Oca h?I If U dy on th-' Way to New fork?Hanhdiunt J'auiid. ifr , ire. Sinco my last iutt r the Ira Harris cavalry have under g?nc another i igid inspect!' n and review, under the eagle oyu? f no leps a p? nonage than tlio brother of the re nowned and immortal defender of Lucknow, Colonel Have* lock, Inspec or General of United States Cavalry. This distinguished soldier has lately arrived (some two weeks) from England, and is now performing the difficult but highly important duty of regulating this valuable arm of the service. Ho is about Ufly years of ago, with a gen tlemanly address i<u I bearing, having a flowing beard, silveio I more by hird duties than by the advanco of age, II is breast is covered by honorable medals. He passed a high compliment on tho regime?t in general, saying they were just the men ho should be proud of command ing. One evolution?that of marching In Hue of battle? elicited liis uuqualitled approbation. He remarked I that his own regiment?the Third Dragoon Our ds ? | could not havo su passed it. He thought thafthe regi ment was fully compotont to un lertaku an encounter with lliu em my, nn I he would rccomiuoud their being put into active service as soon as po.-eible. Colonel De Fori st a'so received the (ienerai's commendation for hi* active ,-eal. Your correspondent had tho pleasuro of accompanying the Flfty-flist N. w York regiment (Shcpard Hiiles) on an excursion trip, on Tuesday lust, to the shores of tho Clio apoake Bay, and was a witness to the truly wonder ful olliclcncy aiiamod by tills regiment. For tlie space of two hours the regiment, numbm lug about nine hun dred men, went through u number of field oporat one without coming to a halt. Some of tho tnovemuuts were executed with surprisir ; regularity. ] may state, with out any attempt at llaa.ry, that the very high etste of perfection at which this rcgimeut has arrived is entirely attributable to the Indefatigable and able train,ug of the Colonel, Edward Ferrero. The itliUcull movement of form ing lino on the lolt liy companies, in double (puck time, would not disgrace any regular regiment In the service. Tho Colonel called my attention to a movement of his own, which was, when advancing on the enemy, for tho whole regnnent to lie down at full length, the head of tho column being covered by a hillock, over which tho front ranks,kneeling, could fire upon the em-my without exiMising themselves. The distance matched waa about fourteen miles, which, calculating tho ext -n( of ground gone over iu the review nt six more, would make some twenty miles. They arrived In camp at sb iut ball'-past five, and at six o'clock the regiment appeared (as clean as a new pin) on parade. Alter partaking of tho hocpHsllty of the regim<nt at their evening mess, which was distinguished for tte abundnnc" and good taste, together with the flow of wit and gentlemanly conversation, your correspondent took leave of his noble Imsts, and returned to bis own c mp on horseback, wlfh tho silvery moon shedding her glorious beams on his homeward march. ? Tho Twenty fourth Ma-Huchusetts regiment had not ar rived up to this going to |>o?t. The ho ly of Fust Lleuton int Benedict, of Company I?, Ira Harris Luard, who died yesterday evening from th* elTocta of a hue upon the thumb by one of ibo men of his own company, when drunk In Bal timore, has arrived hore. The unfortunate I.le itenant was in the performance of his duty when be received the bite, but, considering it ue only an rasiguihcant wound, did not tago Immediate precautions. The wound termi noted iu mortitlcation,aud the arm was amputated below the shoulder, but he continued to sink until death re lev ed liini from his sufferings. Tlio body will be despatched to bis friends in Middlcb irg, Vermont, this aftern on at three o'clock,and will arrive in New York ea'Ty to mor row morning. It will be landed at the foot of Cortlandt street. The following resolutions were adopted at a meeting of tho otllcers held iu the camp:? Camp Hakrih, Nrar A.vxapous, Deo. 13,1801 n Whereas, Jonas A. Benedict, First Lieutenant of Com pany II, Fifth regiment, New York cavalry, haa departed this life while in tho performance of the highest duty a pilriot and soldier oweete hie country; and, whereas, the death of such an officer at a moment of national peril la a loss, not only to hia company, but also to his o untry. it is, therefore, unanimously resolved by tho otllcers of tho Fifth New York cavalry?hia companions in arms First?That we regard the death of Lieutenant Bene dict as a calamity to the regiment, and that w# tike this occasion of oxpres ,ing to his widow our eympathydn bar bereavement; and that justice loins m mory requires us to add that his character was spotless, and that hia only motive in this war was his country 's good and the perpe tuity of her Institutions. . . , Resolved, That a copy of this preamble be sent to the widow of deceased and tb? priiicif el papers of New York city and that tbo offlcefsof the regimeut wear meurn ingfor th. apace of three days.^ ^ Names of the officers of tbs regiment.