Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 14, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 14, 1862 Page 1
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TH WHOLE NO. 9287. UPORTAIT FROM WASHUGTOH Passage of the Treasury Mote Bill in the Senate. MYIH TOTES ONLY AGAINST THB tflLL. Tm Legal Tender Clause Retained ky a Large Majority. Progress of the House Committee ou the'Tax Bill* IB 8KCBET1ET OF WAR AT IDS POST, ie, 4c.. 4c. WASH?<I*O.V, Fsb. 13.1883. PAMAGB OF TBS TREASURY NOTE BILL BY THE SENATE. The Treasury VM? bill, legal tender clause and all, passed the .Senate this evening, about eight o'clock, after long debate. On the motion to strike out the legal tender clause in Ahe bill, the vote was 17 jeaa to 22 nays. The bill as amended was passed b^30 ysss to V nsya, as follows:? TEAS. Anthony, of :Rhoda Island. Howe, of Wissonsin. (handler, ef Michigan. Lane, of Indiana. Clarki<t New Hampshire. Latham, of California. Davis, of Hsntucky. McDougall, of Califoraia. Dixon, of Connecticut. 'Morrill, of Maine. ? Doolittle, of Wisconsin. Pomeroy, of Kansas. Fessendon, of Mains. Rico, of Minnesota. Foot, of Vermont. Sherman, of Ohio. Footer, Of Connecticut. Sumner, of Massachusetts. Grimes, of Iowa. .Ten Eyck, of New Jersey. Hale, of Now Hampshire. Trumbull, of Illinois. Marian, of Iowa. Vfade, of Ohio. Harris, or S?w York. Wilkinson, or Minnesota. Henderson, of Missouri. Wilson, of Massachusetts. Howard, of Michigan. Wilson, of Missouri. ITS. ColBuoyr, of Vermont. King, of Now York. Cowan, of Pennsylvania. Pearce, of Maryland. Kennedy, of Maryland. Powell, of Kentucky. Saulsbury.of Delaware. Iho amendment madd by the Finance Gommittee, providing fir the payment in coin of Interest on bonds, was adopted. The amendment of Mr. Simmons was also adopted, providing that for sums of one hundred dollars and over, instead of the six per cent bonds, the Secretary ' shall issue to any holders an equal amount of Treasury notes, or coupons, or registered bonds, redeemable, at the pleasure of the United States, at any time after two years, and bearing eight per cent Interest, payable semiannually. This amendment will meet with considera bio opposition in the House, and the Senate will be, perhaps, compelled to recede from it; but there is a determination on the part of tbe friends of the administration in both houses to put the bill through as speedily as possible. Tbe Senate having made amendments to the United States Note bill, the House will probably eonelder them to-morrow. ntOORlSS OP TDK TAX BILL. The Tax bill still drags its slow length along. The subcommittee having charge of the matter are not yet ready to report. Their skeleton bill is to be printed by Monday. They have agreed upon the rates of excise and internal tax, but have not yet fixed upon any thing in reference to the tariff. pennsylvania and the tax bill. A committee from the Pennsylvania Legislature are here to confer with the Secretary of the Treasury ami tbo Committee of Ways and Means In reference to the adjustment of the rates and objects of taxation to be levied respectively by the federal government and the States. Their object is to avoid levying onerous taxes by both authorities on the same articles. The commi ttee is composed of a delegation from the State Senate and House of Representatives, a secretary stanton at his post. Secretary Stanton was at his post for a portion of to day, but Is still suffering from his recent illness. no official news from roanoxr island or port donelbon. During all day the official report of the capture of Boa. moke Island and Elizabeth City, and news from Fort Don elson.have been anxiously awaited, but up to a late hour te-nigbt no despatches have been received, either at headquarters or at the War or Navy Departments. rffbct of thx recent union victories. News of tho recent successes of the Union nrras has not caused more consternation among the rebels than among the opponents of the administration and howlers after General McClellan in Congress. The victories, following each ether with such rapidity, are regarded here as eloquent in vindication of the course of the President and General commanding, and have taken the giiriekers all aback. They begin to maul Test apprehensions that the war will he prosecuted with more vigor and rapidity than will euit their purposes, and that it will be closed In sixty days, without the removal ef the only on# obstacle which Senator Chandler says has stood in tho way for four months, and which Congress *4 could remevo to morrow. hver and lau defences. *; The report ofthe Select Committee on the Defences Of < ; the great Lakes and Rivers is an able and cossprehensiv? review of the w&ole subject. The substance of the report was briefly slated in the Hbkald's Washington rorrea pondenco ssverat. days ago. It is accompanied by statictical tables, showing the relati\e tonnage of American and Canadian bottoms on tbs lakes, the value at our in. ternal trade, and tho character of the defences recom mended. general m'clellam and the wbetary of war, Whatever speculations may be indulged In umc.srning the sphere ef duties of the General In Chief, it is certain the moat eurdial and friendly relations ex istl between him and the Preeideut a d the Secretary of War. ; tub army. Brigadier General Denver has arrived. He has been transferred from the Department of Kansas to Western Virginia, where he wL'l.have a command under General .Roacctane. reoroastzatiov of ire cavalhy.kcrc e. .The bill for the reorganisation or the cavalry branch ef -the army has hsen snbiuilted te General Stonvmau, Chief sjfCnvslry. and .pcrlected. with the annriiliaiion of clan McClellan, tha ttrcsideat and the Secretary of (Far. lt authorial* the President, V his ducretion, to reduce llin tavairy Toroe to flftgr regiments, by tiamler or discharge from service of tho aarplns. The bi'J will be passed, and will (really promote the o?el?ncy of thai arm of the service. MR. SCMMW'S nvroLtrriONAnT VNOUUOXS. Senator Sumner's resolution* declarvUiry of the rela lions between tho Uslted Stoles and the tcrfitory once occupied by certain States and now usurped by pretended governments without constitutional or legai right, nfftred Tuesday, were laid npon the table upon his own motion) In order that they might he < ailed up at any time for ilvhate. The vole on Dial occasion was not, therefore, aa eorao persons suppose, conclusive. CAl'SI OF THE Rl'RHTINO OF THB HAU V1K OH*. Uapl. Howdleh, United States Army, ccmmleasry si Seer port News, has roceired a letter from that point, staltoR thst the bursting of the Sawyer gun at Newport News recently, was owing to the fact that the shell was ' net riNRMped home. A NATIONAL CKMRTEHT. |bv House Committee on Military Aflhlrs have ma A "S J [E NE I turad a bill providing for national ?m?nrj for soldiers i in the District of Columbia. ' V TBI cam op n. wno?r. * I Chevalier Wikoffbaa boon confined In Uw guardroom 1 appreciated to tha una of tba Capitol police, undarneath ! tba old Capitol. Mr. WiltoCT aaid to day tbia was a kind of '*Capitol" punishmant ha bad not aatietpatad. Ha j j ui dmd allowed to see do one except bis counsel. When ^ asked yesterday by the Speaker what he had to say ia : answer to the charge of contempt, he replied,"Nothing, | except that, while hoping not to be considered wanting in any respect to the Judiciary Committee or the House, , the information which the committee demanded was received, such as it was, under e pledge of strict secreey, which he felt bound to respect." This arrest has placed the committee in an awkard predicament. It haaexpoeed the fact that they were exceeding the purpoeee of the reeolution authorizing them to inquire into the alleged telegraphic censerehip of itie pree-.aud were themaelrea instituting en unwarrantable inquieition. Chevalier WikolT to day notiOad the Judiciary Commute# that he had obtained a relaasa from tha obligation of eecresy be had taken, and waa ready to purge himself of contempt by answering the question he had rafused to aniwer. Upon appearing before the committee be etated that the information in ragard to the President'# Message, in regard to which be had been interrogated, was obtained from Major Watt, one of the employes at the White House. The committee have not yet reported to the House, and the Chevalier waa remanded to the custody of the Sergcant-at-Arms to await further examination. Tha investigatione of the committee are not to be confined to the single subject of this intelligence of the contents of the President's Message,published in the Hxbai u in advance, but other duties of a kindred character, and actually involving something more than superior enterprise, and affecting regular correspondents of other New York journals, are to be inquired into. There is considerable wincing in this respect among those whose consciences are not entirely clear. Mr. Lincoln to-day had an interview with the Judiciary Committee at his own request. The result of ths interview has not been disclosed. THI TRANSPORTATION OP TROOPS OVER WESTERN RAILROADS. The Seceetary of War has submitted a reply to a reso. lution of the House of Representatives in relation to paymenta made for the transportation of troops and munitions of war over any railroad which has been con tructed in whole or in part by government land grants. The Secretary concluded with a statement frost the Messrs. Meigs, giving a list of all hills for transportation by railroads that have been acted upon by tha Department. RUNNING THE POTOMAC BLOCKADE. The steamer Argo arrived here from Boston this mom" ing, having run the Potomac blockade under a full head of steam. Twelve shots were fired at the Argo from tha rebel batteries, some of which were very close. The teenier ia to run between Washington and Budd's Ferry. THE REMAINS OP 8CROHON HELL, remains of Dr. Luther V. Bell, late surgeon of Gen. Hooker's brigade, were brought to tha Navy Y'ard last night, and placed in the chapel where the body of Ellsworth was laid. The remains were encased in a metallic coffin, and to-day were escorted to the railroad depot by the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, Dr. Nichola, of the Washington Insane Asylum and their friends. Mr. Parker, Chaplain of tha New Hampshire Second regiment, and Surgeon Foye,aleoof Hooker's brigade, will convey the body or Dr. Bell to Boston, where 0<e death will be lamented In public aad private circles. TOE ARMT SUTLERS' BILL. The House Committee on Military Affairs decided to-day to modify tha Senate bill in regard to sutlers of the army in some particulars. A lien to the extent of one-sixth of the monthly pa. of soldiers ie to be allowed them. The appointing power is restored, as in existing laws. Officers are forbidden to receive present* from sutlers, under penalties decreed by Court Martial. The colonels of regi nants and councils of administration are to have power m dismiss or punish as well as to appoint sutlers. THE PASSAGE OP BRITISH TROOPS THROUGH MAINEGovernor W.tahburne has, in accordance with a request of the Legislature of Maine, transmitted to Secretary Seward a certified copy of a resolve of that body declaring that the letter of the latter to the Governor of that State, in reforeitce to the passage of British troops over the soil of Maine, is entirely satisfactory to the legislature. THE PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. The Home Committee on Agriculture have made a report, strongly recommending id* esutDligDnicnl ofa separate Department of Agriculture. SERENADE TO OEN. M'CI.BLI.AN. On UcCHIan was serenaded to-night, at hisresidence) by the band of the Second cavalry, by direction of the min ers of the regiment. TIIIRTY-SEVKNTII CONGRESS. HIST SESSION. Senate. Waphivuton, Keb 13,1882. Tit* CHAPLAIN'* PRAYER. The Chaplain made the following prayer;? Oh. Oo<t. we mine before Thee thin morning to thank Thee For the tiding* borne to ua upon Ihr Southern wind*, and to ha>l It aa h agn of Th\ enmlng t? Inllill a nation * prayrr. Yet, oh, how awful le the moment of victory iiarlf, wtrnclied from a bh ? dy field, where nonr iliey Mr, rider end Inner, friend and foe. In one red burial blended. tVe atand la-fore Thee with onr eoole full of thought! unutterable, mingled grief and aadneaa. with enrpriee. joy. grailtode. and exultation, dealre end expectation. We eorrow tor those fallen in battle, who ahere no more in anything that ia done benealh the ann, and who wlh kindled und frlenda no m8re thill meet. Yet we b!e*s Thee lor the name and deeds of every eoldier who ha* ihoa taught na the enbltmlty and glory of patriot martyra, and who ahall lire forever honored in the annalaof the republic. Tb hi knoweet, oh, tjod, that we are not contending in th e war for luet and rapine, for tyranny anil oppreeaton, hut that we may keep thia lain', of our father?, in all ita breadth anil throughout all ita borders, for the home of human freedom ami the Chrtallaii faith, and tberelore we pray Thee give ? |nga to our auoreea, and make . everv day illiiatrfoua with the ahonla of triumph, w hile Ihe whole ficuple, prostrate befoie Thee, ahall lorever utter praises. Amen. appoltmemt or a jail wahpejt. Mr. Crime*, (rep.) of lows, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported beck the bill to appoint a Warden fi r the jail. *?w to** circuit cor*T*. Mr Harris, (rep.) of N. y.,from ihe Judiciary Cotnmit toe, reported back the bill to alter the circuit* for the Northern district of New York. Til* COR.CTITTJONAL RIOHTS OR Till PEOPIR, Mr. Davis, ((Tninn) of Ky., presented the following scries of resolutions ? That the oonatiliitloii I* the fundamental law of the government. That the right* of Ihe people ere fixed end Immutable, und caiinut he abrogated by auj other power than the constitution That any attempt to abrogate and de*tpoy the r lib la guaranteed by the rniiMitiiiiun would be Inhuman, unjust and an outrage upon clvllllaltna. Tht' there la no power In the cenatitutlon toabaogeteor destroy anv right* of the |>eople. That any right* an I privilege* impended by the exlatence 01 war, at the end of tin wai he reauuied by the pr?jple aa If th<w had m l been auajiended. Tujtl uo State, bjr any vote of aereaalon. or any other act, I ctn abrogate her right* or oniluatioiM, the ohiliMUonr ot the II lined Stair*, to preaerve her people In all thrlr right*, nil guarantee l<> Ihemit State republican government. Thai there I an l*t no v uiliacailou nt anv prn|ierty or of the rigbiaol loyal cltlxrna. unlea* lor Ml? Jovial ed to be rrl'Miat I* la the duly of the United Stale* to aupprea* the re- j belliun. to carry the " word" In one hand and the "olive branch" to the other,.ami to region the Stau-a aa they wore I brieve the ear CVtTiv.itiOh or rotto a t.xene. Mr KotWK, (rep.) of C?un , xave nolle a that lie slmuld Introduce hill for the cultivation of cotton on tha laiul> now in iioeeaesion of the United relate*. a \a? arroitr.oht??jtr or i ?mae?KTanvte. (in nail ion of Mr I'owi.r x, iopp.) of Kv.lhe bill to fix (the number of rejiraientativra in the Huuea eu taken up. Hie bill fliet the eumbcr el two huudred and thirty- ' nine. Mr. Tki tutrix thought It waa better not to alter the tturibar of meinhera In the Hotiae The numbar bed been fixed < nee, and It ?u bqUer not to alter It. After further dtacuiaion the bill waa poelpoeed until toxaorrow. ( oarac a o.v rat asu. a*d niri iumtic jtrrnornuitox Mil,. A ta.iaage wax received Ironi the IletiM, earing that It, disagreed with the SemUe'g amendment* to (lie Civil and I Miacellenooue Appropriation bill. I (in motion of Mr. (Hums, (opp.) of HI , a conference committee wee appointed. me trbafcut jrmK mtr,. I ?ie Trenettvy Note bill wee I a hen up. I Tiae d'jewtbjn waa on Mr. Kevsenden'a eatenrlment to < make the bdn l< redeemable efler five year*, at the plea- I nre of tite United SUMee, which ameudinant waa with I drawn. Mr. CaryMW.rtrwp.) of VI., moved toatrike out I hat I pefti?>u < the b.n v hull icako* ha uolan *" legal undar I ( for prlr?l#debt?.' i Mr. ttii.-"#, (yep.) r M?a? . tv i? oppeged to the emend I taent, and if it we* edv?e' he (Mould voie eraimtthw bill. H* i imaalcreW thai ?J would i/e ttnjuel, n irk# II v ua. ' | | just, te placf *il thie jneeey iti^he lietip* of t h smdJerj ( W YO NEW YORK, FRIDAY, tnd employes of the government, forcing them to take it, tnd then not to protect it after it was in their hands, rhe people of Massachusetts wire in favor of the bill is it stands with great unanimity, and he believed that no kill, except a bill for taxation, would be received with so much Joy as this bill, with the legal tender. He (Mr. Wilson) thought the arguments of the Senator from Maine (Mr. Fessenuen) and the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Coliamer) were rather against the issuing of the notes at all than against the legal tender. If we de not make these notes a legal tender, we shall have every curbstone broker depreciating the notes, and the soldiers and k-a.llnrR wrill \\m ri.mtiAnA.I (A is. .11 asirt a nf flhkVsa by the broker*. We ought to show the country that we ere determined to protect the creditor the country end cerry it eerely through. The merchants generally favor tho making of there notes a legal tender, and by making them so the families of soldiers, when tne little pittance somes from the field, can get full value for them. He had received a letter from nine merchants, representing forty millions g^lollars of capital, who favor making (he notes a legal termer, and they say they do not know a merchant in the city of Boston who is not in favor of it. Mr. Comimkk, (rep.) or Vt., modified bis amendment so as to strike out all that portion of the bill which makes the notes a legal tender for debts of the United .States or sny kind of debts, including the amendment of the committee providing that nil the interest be paid in coin. Mr SiirsuAs, (rep.) of Ohio, believed that there was a necessity for making these notes a legul tender. Kvery organ of financial opinion in tho country agrees that it is indispensable. Kvery body, from the Secretary of the Treasury to all the bankers and most of the merchants of the country,agree that it is noeessary. The Chambers of Commerce of New York. Boston, Philadelphia, (hicago and other cities agree that it is necessary. We have to pay before the 1st day of July three hundred and three mllltens two hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars. and of this sum one hundred millions are uow due this day. How are we going to get this amount? That is a question hardly necessary. We cannot pay our debts in coin, for there is not enough of it in circulation since the banks suspended. The banks cannot let us have any more money, for we have already taken more than their capital in bonds. Capitalist's cannot boy the bonds of the government, for ttiev cannot get the coin to do go, which is the only thing the government can receive. If the bonds of the government were now thrown oil the market of the world they would depreciate to sixty cents on the dollar, according to the opinion of all financiers, because there is no money to pay the bonds. Then how are we going to pay the soldiers, and the contractors who feed tne armies? There Is no other way than to give them notes which are us near money as possible. He (Mr. Sherman) contended that it was perfectly constitutional to issue these notes. The history of the government settled this question. It had issued bills of credit In the war with Mexico, ami in the war of 1812. We are bound, if we pass these notes to the soldiers, to make them ss secure and negotiable aa wc can. We must either use a sound and safe government paper currency or use the paiicr money of all the banks which may spring up in the country. Issuing the amount of notes provided by this bill cannot iuflate the currency, which will be under the control of the government. It was not one-tenth of the amount or ths annual production of the country, which was $1,000,000,000. He should vote for this measure as a temporary necessity to carry en the war. Mr. Cowak, (rep.) of Pa., referred to the constitution, saying that "certain powers were delegated to the government and others reserved to the States." Another provision in the constitution was that "the States shall not emit bills of credit, coin money or pass laws impairing the obligations of contracts." He thought that these principles were well settled. He contended that the government had no right to make any law to impair the obligations of contracts, and said that this measurs, instead of preserving the government, tended to overthrow It. He was opposed to this measure because it impaired all contracts and was unconsiltuonal, and was abhorrent te all his ideas of justice, lite measure would disturb all the rotations of debtor and creditor, and destroy sll credit In the country, there was not a judge in the land, but would declare that this measure was nut constitutional. He (Mr. Cowan) would take thebillsof credit and go into tlie market and sell them, and if thoy were not worth more than sixty cents on the dollar he would sell them for ibat., and act as an honest man should. He declared that this measure was a "Charleston" scheme, and that it was abandoning the great charter of the government and the liberties or the people. It waa tyranny to compel a man to take tlvo hundred dollars from his neighbor when he ought to have a thousand. He hoped that ths legal tender clause would be stricken out. I Mr. Dooutre, (rep.) of Wis.. regretted very much that lllla will "M |?CBWIICU "TJU'I? lug iaa uiii ixnuvBiroui lUV House. Ha feared there would be a long delay on the Tax bill in the Houso, and by that time thia money would ha all gone, and we would bo called upon for anothor hundred and flfly million. Ha believed if wax the intention of the framera of the constitution not to have any paper money; but paper money does ax 1st, and has existed so long that we cannot now carry on tho government with gold and silver. He was in favor of limiting this legal tender to debts hereurter contracted. That would obviate tho objection of bad faith, and would regulate the existing panorcurrency ao as to prevent as much as poasible depreciation. Mr. Simuw, (rep.) of R. I.,said there was no doubt that tho trainers of tho constitution intended to havn a bard money currency; but bank notes ware regarded as premium to pay, and were In existence at the vary time of the t'onstitutionul Convention, and nobody thought then that they were unconstitutional. Iho difficulty wag that a few bunks were not willing to take these notes. He would allow tliom to be funded at eight per cent. He thought if we would strike out the legal tender clause, and uot depreciate the notes ourselves, with a provision to make the people glad to take them, it would go well enough. Mr. Rayaud (opp.) of Del., argued at some lengtklhat the measure was unconstitutional and also inexpedient, as the notes would be good for nothing. It wag simply a forced loan from the community. The discussion was continued at gome length by Messrs. Howard. Willey and McDoiigall. Mr. Sitmnkr (rep.) of Mass., referred to the early history of the ixaue of paper money. It whs issued first in this country in Massachusetts in 1702, and made t/ legal tender in 1712; in Khisle Island in 1710; in O nnect.|rut in 1700; in Pennsylvania In 1732; in Delaware in 1730; in Maryland in 1733; in Virginia In 17.16, where they were called Treasury notes, and made a legal tender for private debts; In North Carolina in 1743; in Niuth ( arolina iu 1703, but were not made a legal tender till afterwards. In law, as after wards, they were called hills of credit. Ho contended that they were considered as bills of credit by the framera of the constitution. He thought tt doubtful policy to iseue notes at this time. He thought If we had authority to i*auc notes at all we had the right to make them a tender. The question on Mr. Collamer'e amendment to strike out the legal lender, Ac., was disagreed, as follows ? Ya.?s.?Messrs. Anthony, Hayard, Collamcr. Cowan, Pesaenden, Koul. Poster, Kennedy, King. Latham. Nesmltii, I'ear-c, Powell, Kaulahm jr. Simmons, Thompson and Wille\ ? 17. Kara?Messrs. Chandler, Clark, Davis, Dixon, Dooliule, Harlan, Harris, Henderson, Hnwsrd, llowe, Lane or Ind., Metlourall. Morrill, Fomeroy, Kk-e. Sherman, Sumner. Ten Kyik, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilson of Mass., Wilson of Mo.? Mr. SiManss offered an amondment to allow the notes to be funded two years bonds, bearing eight per cent In teres!. Adopted. Mr. Ihot.mis moved to amend so as to limit the legal tender to privute debts hereafter contracted. Rejected. Mr. Kimi, (rep.) of N. Y.,offered a substitute, that the Pecretary of the Treasury be authorized to isaue, In >-v change for eoin, Treasury notes to the amount of (160. 000,000, payable to tho bearer at the Treasury, which will be redeomabie In coin at the Treasury arter lire years, until 1872, when all outstandlug would be re deemed, and aurlt nous receivable for all public dues. Section 'A provides that holders of such notes may exchange the notes at the Treasury, for bonds not less than twentv years to run. heaving six tier cent interest. fee. 3. That a direct lax of 91ft.000,000 annually ba mads, and the same la hereby pledged to tha payment In coin of these note*, principal and .interest, when it becomes due. Reiertcd. The bill was retried to the Senate. The amendments made In the committee to the fl at section were agreed to, except thai or Mr. Simmons, to allow the notes to be funded at eight per cent bonds, which was amended to be 7 :t 10 bonds, and adopted. Mr. Srss*\iPk\ moved to insert an amendment providing for the deposit at five par cent, which waa struck 0M yesterday. Messrs. Peisci, SariserRT and Pown i. spoke against the bill as unconstitutional. The bill as amended then (teased?years .10, nays 7? Messrs. Col lamer. Cowau, Kennedy, King, Tear re, I'ewell nnd Saulsbury. Adjourned at half-paet seven o'clock, Hoana of Kepreamtatlvee. iv<-him.Tux, Feb. 13, I8d2 inn wbstkss biii simus inn the TKinsrcHTiTJOK or moors. The llouae proceeded to the consideration of the Joint rasolutlou reported by Mr. Holtnan, from the Committee on Government Contracts, aulhoriring the Secretary of Wnr to pay the Hannibal and St. Joseph and Pacific railroad cotri|untics for I he transportation of troops, munitlonsof war, Ac , but at rate* not greater than those required from private Individuals. Congress, in (ranting lands towards the construction of these roads, reserved the right to transport property or treops to the I oiled States free of rhargs. Without waiving ibis principle, It |g now proposed to compensate them for their servicee, oti the ground that their ability has been greatly lmjuiii fvi by the rebellion, asd destruction ?r their bridgae. After three hours debits tho resolution wsi passed in an amended form Tbscompanies are to be compensated according to the schedules el the fa. retery tf War issued July last. K*HH( 1??l. M1TIBKK. Mr. Otw. (reo.) of N. Y., ri*in? ( ? <r'??tion of prirl Iff* aaid that he waa Inform^'lhi? nio?>:nK that aoma r.uitark" ha*(Mr. Olin) mule ye?i*r<lay, wrr* n.n?trn?Kl by* Mr. Ilolman, as peraonally o/Tanelvtr. This waa far from fata (O'ln'a) infantum, and 1m esceediaflv regratlrd thaUbl* remark* tumid Ut* bean ro construe..!. Mi#. (opp.) of lod . replied that In wan not in hi* s art when the gentleman *poka,e/hci t*-tae .be sbmtld lute ,erop*rly and promptly rcapoutt^i, n?.t (UP lir read Iha gentleman * remarks Hut, a* ft* renliemtn had diaavovt'fd that I her were intended a* oflenaiMT. w.d had o stated in caurteoua terms, lie (Mr firman, Itad flotliI r>p mora iv aay. TUB IMBKMTT MIL. On motion e?l Mr. Koroi < ofRtimt, (rep.) of V. Y., | '..nOC tropica ol the Bank nipt M:: wire ordcied to J# i |!. TKf travel. atraoreuTni* ant. t Tfci iMtt*" ft*. M?*d tt? Mtihh ratioa of the Naral Ap- | piipriit.>eti kl.l.

The uaOfr wr tiro apftroprintion of f4#00.000 for the | RK H FEBRUARY 14, 1862. charter of variola, atoree, laborara and addiiienal itaain vaaaaia havtug bean raail, Mr. Holmak, iopp.1 of Ind., mavad an amandmam raquirtDg propar offlcei a of Ilia nary to be amployed to intkini' contracts and nurrhulB# vmmaIi Mr. Skimiwick, (rep.) of N. Y., laid such duties were not within the sphere of the naval officers Their (location unfitted them far it. They did not understand trafficking. Mr. Hoi .Man replied, cnaunding that it woald ba battar to have tba sarvica performed by responsible agents than by irresponsible persona. Mr. Wyckldob, (Union) or Ky., called attsulion to a newspaper article, staling that (Ian. ZoUicoflers remains ware outrageously treated by the soldiers and elti/.ena, who flocked to see the body, stripped of clothing, the head shaved, Ac. In behalf of the Kentucky aoldieis he related the facts to show that the statement was utterly false and without a shadow of foundation. The remains were treated wiih ceremony and respect, whien was acknowledged by the rebels themselves. Mr. Holman's amendment was rejected. > The original proviso as agreed to is aa follows;?That hereafter in all cases where the officers of the navy can be made available, consistently with the public service, in making contracts for the charter ef vessels, and the purchase or additional steam vessels, no other person or persons shall be employed-and when any other person or persons than an officer of the navy shall ba employed, the compensation shall not exceed the sum of $5,000 for all contracts for purchase or charier in anyone year, made under lbs provision of this act, and at the same rate for any other shorter time of service. Without concluding the <-nnsideration of the bill the committee rose and the House adjourned. THE VICTORY AT R0A V0KK ISLAND, Oar Fortress Monroe Correspondence. THB ONION VICTOHT AT KOANOKK ISLAND?THE INCEPTION OF TUB NEWS AT THE POINT?ARRIVAL OF TWO WHITE REFUGEES FROM NOKFOLE?A PANIC IN NORFOLK?INFORMATION FOB PERSONS GOING SOUTH?A CELEBRATION OF THE BEKNPIDK VICTOHT?THB BEBEL FORCE AT BKWALL'S POINT, ETC. KoBTite-s XloMtoK. Fab. 12, 1862. Roanoke Island bar. b?eu taken. Kli/atx-th City is in aaliSE. Our troope occupy it, and 2,500 pi laoners were captured by tbe Victorians tsenerel Buriiside. Tbis thrilling and startling news was communicated to ua yesterday afternoon, as the flag of truce, in charge of Captain James Mlllward, Jr.. returned from delivering the rebel prisoners, brought here in the baik Trinity, 'n charge of Lieutenant Be *11, of the Fourth infantry, to Craney Island. Several conies of Southern newspapers were brought up by some passengers, and icornea lately a large and excited crowd gathered at difiereut places to listan to tbe statements or the great engagement and victory of the expedition. Although Hie aceounts in tba rebel newspapers ware meagre, and inclined to be drawn as mild as possible, etill sufficient facts appear to warrant me >n saying that the victory was as complete aa could be de aired. Enough to say the newe of the adhir. es given in tbe "seceeh" .journals, inspired everybody witn the greatest confidence in the prowess of the authorities to quell the present rebellion. Never before has there been such a truly intense demonstration of joy es en the occasion of the receipt of tbe Roanoke Island capture. Various stories were told as to the capture of prisoners. Some stated that we had taken 2,(00, others,2,700. The Richmond ikmminer gives the figures at 2,100, classify, ing O. Jennings Wise as among the killed. Tbtie far we have only the rebel accounts, and I think I am not out of the way in asserting that at least one week will elapse before the official rejiort of General Burnside aud fonr dora Goldsborougb is received. Whet I assert here, 1 do i on official authority, and coming events will undoubtedly bear ma out in my statement. A rumor was in circulation at Norfolk that tbe defeat At Roauoke Island was owing m> me u eacnsry ui me North Carolina troop?. Th* work on the Merrimac waa stopped en Saturday last, AU<t she Is now at the Navy Yard, drawing ao much water that she could not gel out even if she was ready for sea. While the Express waa coming on her uaual trip froin Newport News a email canoe or "dugout" was observed floating about tho Reads, ami on the tlx press j nearing it it was found to contain a man who waadrtpI ping wet. On being taken on board he staled that he came from Norfolk, whore ha had been employed in the Navy Yard, and becoming disgusted with affairs in rebeldmn, made good his (.scape. He left Norfolk on Sunday night, at eleven o'clock, and made bis wsy in Scwall'H Point, w hero lie stole a canoe and trusted to fortune for his safety. The cam a waa swamped three different times. The escaped individual it. a Russian by birth,and steins a vrj ttJWIpent man. Provost Marshal Itavis took ibis man to General Wool, to whom he gave an important statement. alter wlm h the Geiier.tlsent biui to Opium Mars too. of the Itoanoko. commauder of the fleet in this harbor, for w hom he had some interesting uaval intelligence. At eleven o'clock this morning etiuthcrarrivalnc urred Also from Norfolk, litis was likewise u white nnm. who made hi* escape from there, having traveled ail last, night, snd, not ticitigabie to find a boat, he secured a p.ank and on that "swam from Willoughby 'a Point to the Rip Map?." where he was taken up in ati exhausted condition and sent on boa-d of the sPsnior Roanoke. The news li* brings from Norfolk ia highly Important. A great |>cnic exists tborc,?nd retorts from Suttulk are hourly expected that General Hiirnaide would be ilitre amlaitat l the place, and then push Ibrwartl on Norfolk itself, lie and other iersona stale |*>*i?ively, that G< vernor Who, Brigadier General, was a prisoner, and not sick its slated in tlie Norfolk Day Msgor General John I'. Wool requests me to announce to Ilia public, and parties desiring to go South by flag of j truce, that it ia net in his power to grant passes for that purpose. Thosn persons wishing to l>o transferred bo vond our lines must have their passportB duly authenticated by the i-ecrstary of Slate. I his morning two ladies arrived here to go South, but not being armed with the pro|>et documents, the General waa compelled, although reluctantly, to send them back to Baltimore. I must also draw the attention of is>rrea|>ondents to the tact that letters destined for the South must not be longer than one page, and confined solely to family matters. To celebrate Ilia glorious victory of the capture of Roanoke Island,Company U, Sixth Mt*?achuselta regimeal. Richardson,I.ight Artillery, Captain P. A. Davis, arranged an impromptu hep, which, to say the least, was a vary fins affair. Numerous ladies, wives of officer* and privates, were present, and a general good time was bad all around. MiM Ah.nxn H. Stephens and O. F. Wilkins, the managers, acquitted themselves vary eredtlably. A number of invited gueats participated in the festivity, liy direct and reliable information, I learn that Sewall * Point ia manned by only about two hundred men. The departments, military and naval, undoubtedly know theed facta, and sbonld act accordingly AMIV1L OF THE STORESHIP KCPPLY. Captan of a Valuable Prime?News fro mi Cedar Key ^Important Helmures by the United Btates Gnnboat Hat ferae?Seven VNKlt Burard, 4ic. Tli* I'm tad Stale* nioreahlp Supply, C'onnnudir Colvo coreoes, from Ship Island January 12, arrived at thii port yralarday morning, having on board aa priaonari tb* captain* and crew* of tha ateamboata Anna and Lewis. a lid schooner A. .1. I'iou , all captured by the gun beat New London, off Florida Subjoined la a Hat of her officer*:? CnmmaniUr? (iao. M. Colrocore*ae*. .Siirgmn?Wm. M. King I'aymaH'r?Charles II. Kldradg*. Acting MaMn-.a?Jaa. P. Wood, Wm. R. Brown, O. B. Almy,.f. Cald. Captain ? <\erk?Oeo P. Colvocoresse*. Pai/matUr'i Cltrk?Wa. P Blagrove. The Supply, on the flfth day out, and In latitude 21 13 north, longitude *2 21 waat, boarded and sailed tha llrltiab acboonerStaphan Mart,loaded with rifled cannon powder, Fh field rifles, gun carriage*, blankets, ebota, Ac., all,no doubt, iniended far tha FoutLam army. She showed Fjigllsh color* when boarded by tba Supply, and had cleared fron londoa for f'ardenas, Cuba, on tha 2d or last December The maater aud crew elalm to ba British auhiecta. The character of the cargo, the proiimity ol the veaael to the liouthern coast, together with oilier very aueplciou* circumstance*, caused Commander Colvo oereaaes to scire and brlug bar Into tht* port for adjudlca" Una She in the meet valuable a* well a* th* raxt important prist* that hw been captured nine* th* break in* out of tbM rebellion, aa the cargo alone ia Inaured for gl&veoo 11 I* difficult to undoratand bow a raeeel loaded with aucb a cargo could lawfully Hear from an Fagllah port, and wo hop* our government will look Into the matter. Two day* before th* Supply lait Ship Inland tb* Totted FteU* et**mer Halteraa, Command) r Em anna, had re turned from Cedar Krya, wher* ehe had captured a bat lory of two long e'ghteen pounder field piece*, one impounder llfld pior*. and tuck acme I want/prteonera, amour them a net.tenant and thirteen armed aoldiera belonging to a Florida regiment. Mm ai*o burnt a*v*r*l ve^ieis, of tb?ni Urge arbooner*. loaded with cotton and turpentine, juit rerny for *ea. the llatteraa burnt the raimad dejmt, rata and w'.iarf, telegraph atnt.en, barrack*,nu.I brought, off ?ome public property. Tin* pi ice lind Paen * > long neglected thai it had be n me the |irineipal place of trade on the wnet coaat of Florida, enu* a-iverai of the ree.tal* <l*ete*y*<l had pre i vH'i.e'y b*?u captured finm the poor lUk rmrii out of p.ev IVret. ih* Mipi ly br ogs a large mall from the blockading .aqiiatlton Ti>dyl i.ueil State* rteamer IJ ooklyn had arrived^n the rt^iRiiipjetk'i'.a to tlx? ??ii| p y .e??,.ig. ERA! THE EVACUATION OF BOWLINQ GREEN. Oir Ualivlllt Corr#ipfl?demtt. Locjbtux*. Ky., Feb-10,1863 n IU Barku u/d Movement of the Rebel Troop*?When u * hirst Bryau?TKe Rebel Bore* Sent J gainst General Thomas? Their Number and How Composed?Their Comrnanden?The Heavy Guns of Bowling Green Sent I* C Columbus?Th eJimaU^Rrb* fbrcei Now at Bowling Green? Number of Men and Composition of Division? Genera,1 Burll Moring?Hoto the Kentucky Ball Apjieart to be Rolling, rfc., <&r. n I wrotd you * day or two since, giving you tne iuiwi -j particulars thro ot band of a movement of the rebels from Bowling Greea. Since Ibat date I| have come In possession of other informal ion fully confirming all I have previously seat, and establishing beyond reasonable doubt that tha rebels have virtually abandoned their stronghold of Bowling Green. The facta, whleh are known * and credited at headquarters, are briefly ss stated below, and coma from gentleman of such social end public stadding ami sail known vera ty that their statements are at once believed. I advised you of the movement of certain brigades Of | rebel troops under General Floyd from Bowling Green as early after the Some rent light as the 26th of January. I This movement is corroboratsd in every particular. I ] named two of the brigades on this march, and am now able to giva tha full organization of the army sent to op|K>ss General Thomas' march upon Eastern Tennessee by the routes which be is pursuing. It is as follows:? KEHKL DEPARTMENT OF THE WKST. 1 Senior Brigadier General. Johx B. Floyd commanding, vice Major General G. K. Crittenden, under arrest. ilkut oku. u>*. Brigadier General cotu'dg. ..mho* R. Brcaan. SI,if. Major Alexander Cat-sidy.... Assistant Adjutant General. Captain '1 homes Clay Aid de-Camp. Captain Robert Bags Brigade Quartermaster. Captain Gao. T. Shaw Commissary of Subsistence. ?composed of the y Third Kentucky reg't. inf'try.Colonel Roger B. Hanson. Fourth '? " ' Colonel Thomas H. Hunt. * Tennessee " Colonel J. B. l'almer. xcrom> bkiuaoc. ? Brigadier Generaleoin'dg... .W*. J. Habdkb. .. ?coniposed of " Two Arkansas reg'ts inf'try ? e Ons Mississippi ieg'1 ' ? Tennassee " " Colonel Matt. Martin. . roc ma sanieur. 1 Brigadier General com'dg John C. Bar ex is sums a ? o to posed of four regiments, chiefly of the rebel Kan- g tuekiens recruited in Burnett district. . SIXTH aHiuaiis. 1 Brigadier General com'dg John B. Fiovp. ?composed of the t Fifty sixth Virginia reg. inf.* ? Fifty eighth " ? A Tenneasaa " "..Colonel JohnT. Brown. 1 To this force of fourteen rebel regiments of Infantry is to bs added a detashed force of cavalry and artillery, detailed for service with this army. It Is mora than probable that the Fifteenth Mississippi and Fifteenth Alabama, ' which were in the Somerset fight, will he again gathered together and attached to this force. These two regiments may bo reorganized and brought into the service. The Tennessee regiments in the flght at Mill Springs are totally demoralized, sad can never be gotten together again. Adding the two last named regiments, the fere* recapitulated will stand as below:? Sixteen regiments of infantry, about 9,600 Thrsa squadrons of csvalry 1,200 Total 10,700 and about throe batteries, or fifteen pieces of artillery. A powerful reason for the abandonment of the position . is found in the following facts:?About the time of the reconnoissance of General Grant, less than a month since, lu the direction of Columbus, the rebel leaders caused all y the heavy siege guns at Bowling Green to be shipped to that point. Tins was done in anticipation of an attack upon t 'olumbnt Irotn the gunboats at Cairo, and is good proof that the vaunted strength of Columbua is not as . nearly perfect as the rebels desire. In the meantime tho . expedition takes another route, aud,taking Fort Henry, , seizes the bridge crossing the Tennessee river, and thug cuts off the line of oommmiira'.lon between Columbus and , Bowling Green. It is stated here now,and was stated a fortnight since by other parties, that the last sixty-four pounder was shipped from Bowling Green anterior to the ' first of the new year. Tha smallest of their owu make of ( cannon are all the rebels have on thutr doxen fortified hills eut.iiding Bowling Green. Not a gun largor than , thirty iwo pounder* is mounted on their famous works, a full description of which by the way, I trust to rend you Ui a tew days. , Mill another indication of ihe intention to abandon the position is noticed iii the weakness of the present. force at Bowling Green. It it stated positively that the force lelt at llov. ling tireen is only about a is thousand Ftroag. The following is the organincline of the rebel army at present holding the works of that defensive position and vaunted Western Maiu ssaS:? KKBttl, IIRI'AKTMKNT Or KENTUCKY. Ma.ioi t.eueral commanding.. Ai rkkt rhn.wT Johxstov. third mmim. Acting Urig. General com'g. .Col. P. A. M Wood. ?com resell wholly of the Seventh Alabama Col. K. A. M. Wood. Sixth Arkansas ? Fcveuth Arkansas ? l ighth Arkansas ? Ninth Arkansue ? Early first Tennessee ? and aiinthur regiment from Tennessee, which ia repornd totally elthuut arms end with no means of getting them. nr?n ran;ait. B igedier G?-n commanding. Uiviimax. ?< 1 mpored or Arkansas regiment Infantry .Colonel Pattereon. Arkansas regiment infantry .Into Colonel Hindmaa. Ten nee tee reg I infantry... .Colonel Win. Alliaolt. The whole loree, at will thes be seen, com is u of ten regiments of inlautry?about 8,300?of whom at leaat SOU are net aimed. Kully garrison the forts erected oa the bills surrounding the city, and the whole force will not amount to ever 0,000. The question is, will General Basil give the rebela time to recuperate their demoralized strength and reorganise a force at Bowling Ureea sufficient for its defence. I think not. Movements are already afoot of which I dare tis11 now speak, last the Uag of truce from Norfolk will convey the Hbbali> and the information too soon. But it is not contraband to say that a combined movement is being made by the three grand divisions of the army in Centml Kentucky which will precipitate them ii|>en lbs doomed stronghold from thi ve different pulnta ol tne compass. ana mm on* 01 m* tiirce ce.umus VflfwlTMM IpN a |?dnl who** weaknites the leioa commander in fully eogaiunt. Bowline Green will shortly be ours, and, If lb* <Hrln?tioni nf army *fllc*r* and wi ll informed men have aught in tbcm of will be *urs without bmtl*. Whatever may now b* mid of lha apparent dilator Inca* of army neir*m*nu In I this Stat*. when lb* strategy of Geuural Itucll for General I Met lei ton) is m*<!a known by time and lbs siccsases it will bring. I venture the assertion tbat no campaign af lata year* will bavo shown greater skill, tact and fore, sight on tb* part of any romniander than will have bean tiemonstraled aa agisting in tba perron of tb* commandant of this department. Whether the combine!loo of the men on tbia part of the great obex*board be tba result of General McCiellen'i aklll or of that of General Hosll, cert:, la It la that It will produce honor for th* commander and surcsaa for our arms. Ons of ibe result* of this strategy la round, or will bo found, in the abandonment of a position at Howling Green which the rehal* hoped alt month* of preparation had matin tmpregnabla to an attack. I'erI baps the only parson* riiaap|Mi|nted *t tht* re*nlt are those who have bsea looking torwaril to n great light at 1 thi* point. I am puzzled to think bow your abolition ooteninorary of ths Mmm?whose correspondent at thia place naa diligeutly p iled himself on our forca in Ken' lucky, and published his contraband information for ilia benellt of ths sntniy ?will be aSected by lb* peaceiul capture of this important point. Your oorraapondenca from Somerset Intimated that tba Fast Tennessee movciaunt would be directed towards tba ' western limit of that district. This was tba apparent course of the whole division of Genera! Thomas, and la the mute of a portion of his force, hut I learn thst two brigades under General* i?rhoepff end Carter ars now at IsHidon, on ths maich to I'arboursvllle and Cumberland (lap, intending, possibly, to penetrala tb* Gap. CumberIan.I Mountain is occupied by tba Tennessee regiment of Colonel Kobert Hatteo Thee* are Middle Tenneaei eaus, who, like their rellows at Mill Springs, hare but ItUi* heart la the matter. There I* a rebel force at Jackaboro. At the Cumberland Gap we shall hare another Intrenchment allhtr, and, It ie hoped, with the same satisfactory reeuit. NEWS FROM KENTUCKY. f'mnwun, Feb. 13, 1MJ. A f.ntlemaa from Green river yehlerday report* that .15.000 Unloaiet* had croeaed Green river tip to the time be left. Lonsvii.iJt, Feb. 13, 1WI2. Alt la quiet dowa the reed, General Htudmea I* reported et Bowling Green. It ie auptnieed he it in oonenltation with reference to an eran,at ion St. Lot*. Feb 13,1H32 i The Cairo correepeodent of the Or?cral ee> a that lie ( y cannonading wa* heard three liotir* ye?i#rd"ay alter noon in the vlelalty of Colnmbue It it e>ip,o*e?I t!i# < rebel* were prartleiiig. J There hue been no boat from the Cumberltnd or Tei - , Lett ce to-dry. m > <D. ' 1 PRICE TWO CENTS. INTERESTING FROM NET WEST. "HE ONION FLEET AT WORK. apture *f a Rebel Seheoner with $65,000 ef Cettea oa Board. Phe Union Expedition to Cedar w *n t) _ iv.eys, noma. lebel Vessels Destroyed or Captured. 1 HE REBEL FORTIFICATIONS DESTROYED. Probable Fatal Accident to tbe Commander of tbe Vincennes. THE PORTER MORTAR FLOTILLA. THE SCHOONER WILOER AFFAIR, &c., ftc.| Ax. J>e steamship Oriental, Captain B. Tuzo, from Key . fest 7th inst., via Port Royal Oth, at half paet eleven l. If.,arrived at thia port yuterday at two P. M. To Mr. Antonio Lakena, the obliging purser of the ship, re are indebted for memoranda of voyage, passenger t, 4c., and for tbe prompt delivery of our correspondncc. Mr. Lakena reports tha following vassels at Key Wert' th inst.United States steamships Santiago da Cub* nd Florida, gunboat Taboma, from Peusacola; United tales schooner Wanderer, barks J. W. Churchill and imily Miner. The beacona C and D, on Crocus and Alligator shoals of he Florida reefs,are down. Captain Benjamin Tuso, Sr., died on board at Pert ley al, 9th last., of Inflammation of the bowols. Oar Key West Correspondence. Kst Waer, Jen. 29,1962. Safe at Key Wat?Itt Effect Upon th* Camp of the Ninety. Jlrtt Regiment?Street Parade of the Ninetieth? Arrival o/the Santiago de Cuba?New* from "Secatia''?Arrival of the Littie Wuton, formerly W. C. Mooter, with Three Hundred Bala of Cotton, Prite to the United State* Gunbeat Ilatca?Deecription of Capture Suepiciou* Veael? Cuban Hon?New* f rem Apalackicola?It* Be/am* Arrangement for Encape of (he Inhabitant* in Cote of Attack?Schooner Emma?Late Newt?Kepocted Arrival of General Brannan?Sanitary Condition of Key Wat? Neceuity for Cleanlinea?Chance* qf Vettow Fever?Departure of a Rtbd, tbe., Ac. From the night of the 22d until the morning of tho 25th net. a gal# of great violence prevailed at this place. It mnmenced at southeut and ended at nerlbwost, and iras of a very unusual character for this season of the year. IFhile the wind was to the eeuthwerd of west it war ac tompanied by copious rain, which wu most welcome, as t filled tho majority of clsterna on the island, ami gave us >nce mors a supply of water. Several of the oldest inha ?itants pronounce ihe violence of the wind but little les* ban that of the hurricane of 1846, when Key West was umosi BUnmrrgnu. vir uuyv uwu aukivi|?tiun >f many marine disaster*, especially with our blockading iret; but recent arrivals show that the centre of th" storm was about this place; for its violence w?* Dot so freat either to the northward or southward of us, and in ill probability it did not extend as far as Peueaoola or he mouth of the Mississippi river. The only damage sustained on the island during the itorm was to the samp of the Ninety first regiment. They ire located almost directly en the south beach, whore they were exposed not only to the full force of the gale, but the great rise of water which always follows a itrong southerly wind. The consequence was that a majority or the tents wont down, and the balance were more or less under wuter. The camp prescnlou on the morning of the 23d instant a most dilapidated appear, snce, and the men were the picture of "moist, disagreesale bodies. ' They formed but a poor opinion of the :limate from their experience, having been informed hat storms never occurred at Key West, ard alt they tad to do waa to make themselves comfortable. The icenes at tho camp that night ran only be equalled by shat must have occurred bufore Sebaetopol when the :amp of the Alltos waa destroyed by a hurricane. Nothing tan be Imagined more uncomfortable to the occupants' and certainly nothing more ludicrous to a looker on, than teeing the greater part of a regiment chasing their tents in the hngbih of a severe storm of wind aod tain. The camp or the Ninetieth regiment, being on the op. posits side of the island and wed sheltered, suffered but little. Butli regiments had been |iut to much l.oubein securing their tenle properly. The ground is bad lor driving slakes, as there la but lntla earth on top of tbaroefc. They are, however, rapidly galling over thia, audara beginning to feel at home. I am glad to any thai the health of both regiment* la excellent. The alck are rapidly recovering, and 1 truat, In a abort tunc, there will ha a clean bill of health. 1 muat nay , for tbo credit of both regiments, that a more quiet, orderly and well behaved aet of nieu never iett New York. They have ga nad the good will of all the lahabieanta or the plaoe, and are a credit to the volunteer reglmenta of the United States. Depend u(>on it they will, when called Into actfve aervlre, make their mark. We were treated on gatnrday afternoon lint, by Colo nel Morgan, of the Ninetieth, to a atreet parade of hia rtgimeut. It waa a very creditable affair. The men marched and looked exceedingly well, and, a* the old regular army nOlcera atalloued here remarked, they here the material, If properly worked, to make aa Are a ieg>nn hi aa there la la the aervice. I am plaaeed to eay the Ninety Arat Is not inferior to thorn. Aa 1 am writing, the band of tha Ninetieth can be heard diarcurtiDg delicious music. It la the hour of thair dreaa parade, four P. M., which ta alwaya wltaaeaad by hundreds of ad miring ctt izeua. We have become a lively city since the arrival of these troops, end 1 am inclined to think, whoa they arc removed, it will be regretted by the ai^crity of our citizen*, for they have assisted ue to peae many an hour that wr.uld have otherwise been monotonous. The officers of both reglmenta appear determined to bring tbair men opto a proi-er standard, and, If they only roc linue as they have rominenoed, will have ne difficulty; for ilia men apparency desire to aid their officers la every way. The principal reason why we have such uuiform good conduct among these men ta becaoee (hay can obtain lo liquor. I do not maan te say that nay ruinbur of them desire it, but It la a wall established fact that If only a few obtained It, they, by their mAn ence, would tend to demoralize the rent. If the name rule were adnped in every garrisoned plaoe that we bars here, in regard to the sale of liquor, there would be but few, If any, complaints regarding the disorderly conduct of our volunteer soldiers, and our present enormous army would rapidly rise tuaci notion second to none in the wer'd. On the afternoon or the 2ith iuat. tha United 9teten steamer Santiago ae Cuba arrived, navlng lelt Matansas the eoma morning. She brings us the news that the wrtiinh ffirr i v*rt in Um\ Ana nfrae luvlrnr ehaead ), a, tbe Brooklyn, which leci I lndti Ironed in my last, proves lo be the Victoria, trora \ew orieaus, bringing datee from that place to the 18th Inst. Ilerr, ecu in, are we indebted to eecei ston papers lata Intelligence, having hail no mail from the North Since it Wih ln*t. The New Orlrans papers report a .battle In Kentucky, In whkh the re bels claim a victory. Of counts they do; wa could aspect nothing else They also say that their force was but two thousand Ore hundred, against eight thousand of ours. Here again n<< doubt tbev i?il truth. I was unabla t? obtain further part :< ulare; In fact the officers had no other lufi rmatton. ae they had not been in Havana fur some days. What they gave me was obtalnsd from Havana paper* received in U.itmiza* Tbsy were In Matiaras during the late gale, an I report feeling nothing of it thece. The Santiago 'la Cuba remained bat efew hours In port,sailing the seme evening to communicate with ihe t'lug Officer of the Uulf bmciudffig aguadrea, having iuiperiaut but private ilrsjatch-s. Wear# vet without inunllgenee ffom Odar Kays,but may have oewa any niomeni. tVe are led U> believe, however, that the ido?c is in o r p<?ee?slen, from the rati thsl" the Florida has not yet returned on her way te her proper station. K very thing he? t?reo very dull here since the departure of the la.-t steamer (or New Terk, our harbor is dse-rted,exi ept by vca**ls dlsrhargti g real, and *? daily In fact altn< si, visit ths Cupalos. In h>pus <d being ?bls to discern the smoke of the long exixcted siaimer from the North. None has yet ami, Mid ?? a in, el lltmk that Key Wer t and its inhabitants are I" g tton by the government and paopla of the North. tVe have to Slip y pattern# Ik re, ?n,i put up with m.isy lucent en lent cs, Yestvr lay we had the morion uy var.ed ''J (tie an Pal >f the ft ills-tier Ll/./ie Weston, of ApalncLtr ,Ih, terim rly iho W. C. AlwMer, of New Havel. It.-dad with three lundreo.httb * of cott< n?a prige in ttie I'ened van* gun r it tla?oa. I .lenleuaul Caldwell iciiiinaudltig. the Utile Weston,or Aiwste , cleared from ib's plaot ' "Wwvffin?, ^ t .

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