Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 21, 1862, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 21, 1862 Page 4
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<* ?~ 4 NEW YORK HERALD. JAMBS CORDON B1I11TT, EDITOR AM< PKOl'RIVrroR. OPTICS N. W. COU-NKK OP PULTON AND NASSAU 6T8. Volume XX VII No. 91 AMUSEMENTS T1I1S EVENING. MIRLO'3 GARDEN, Broad* .'jr.?C'ou.t** Baits. WINTER GARDEN, Broadway.?Makbikd Lirr?Ook Jiklui .ox. WALLACE'S THEATRE, No. M4 Broadway.?LoxdOw AMutai . NEW SOWERT THEATRE. Boaerv.?Wild OAta-Vr En LOW Cl? kk-Esa? ualda. BOWEKT THEATRE, Bowery.? Stickmxt1* National C'ibopj. BARM'M'S AMERICAN MUSEUM. Broadway.?Co* Nirrr- Lirinu HirrorotABVl, Wain, .*c , at a.'l ti nrr.? j OsortA, ifirrnouii aq4 i vcaiu^j. BRYANTS' MINSTRELS, MecUaaica' Hall. *7i Broad- 1 jr.? law Uo.vr baar. # BOOLE** MINSTRKIJS, Stuyieaai.t Ii.slllu'.f, No. C59 Broadway.?Etbionak So.nua Uania Ac. MEI.OOEON CONCERT HALL. N... 53? Broadway.? eeeea, imucu, ju-baaiuu/ks. Ac.?iicmoat is ibkusij. CAVTKBBURT MUSIC II WJk 53J Broadway.-S?NO$, Olsci.i. Bi'BLisuits. 4c.?Hashi.m, yha niuut ihl GAIETIES CONCERT ROOM, #16 Broadway.?Diuwiso Room Esixuiaixhsmi*. Ballxts. Pantomimas. Fauci a, Ac. AMERICAN MUSIC HALL. Ui Broadway Sonus, Bal ihts. plstomimm, AC.?pokibait t*a intkk. CRVBTAL PALACE CONCERT HALL No. AT. Bowery.? Rvbaksavks, Bonus, Oancas. AC.? Bknokxtogs. PARISIAN CABINET OK WONDERS, S83 Broadway. 0 ;*i> drt.'.y Iruin 10 A. M. till 9 P. M. NOTELTT Ml'SIC HALL, 616 Broadway Bcrllsucas fPBOA. lUscw, Ac. New tork, Friday, February Ml, 1661. Daily Circulation of the Hew York Herald. Thursday, ?? 13 109,218 Friday, " 14 107,lt'd Saturday, " 15 112,992 Monday, " 17 118,080 Tuesday, " 13 118,848 Wednesday, " 10 117.600 Thursday, " 20 113,328 Total 707,232 Average Daily Circulation ll.'S.s'.K) The a bore figures, which can be verified from our books, give the circulation of the Xkw York Hkrai.? for the week just past. We believe that it more than equals the aggregate circulation of ail the other daily papers in this city, and of course it far surpasses that of auy one of them. Th??ae figures explain to the public why the Hksald and all connected with it are so constantly vi tilted and abused by other journals. Were it uot lor our unrivalled enterprise aud unequalled cii eolation, the other papers would never think of curving or attacking us. The public, however, appreciates this abuse rightly; for our circulation is constantly on the increase. The advantages which the Hkrald affords to advertisers, therefore, are self-evident. THft SITUATION. The condition of the roads on the Virginia i side of the Potomac has so much improved with the past lew days' sunshine and drying wind that the troops are in anxioos expectancy that they w ill be ordered to advance, and thus be afforded j an opportunity to participate in the victories which ' , their comrades in the West and on the seaboard j are achieving every day. Gen. McCleltan rode across the river yesterday, for the first time in a j long interval, visiting the headqnartera of the different commanders of divisions and brigade*. The ramps are represented to be in splendid order, both as regards health and discipline. All that the men now require is a fair chance to relieve the quietude of camp life by the activity of the battle field. j We give to-day some interesting news from our j special correspondent at Roanoke Island, relative . to the movements of General Bu inside" s cxpedi- 1 tion. The officers of the rebel army captured in ' the late action are onboard the Sp&ulding. Tbcy ? nnmher about 150. The privates still remain in custody on the Island. General Burnsidc is in negotiation by flags of truce as to exchanging tinprisoners. The arrival of Colonel Corcoran, and seven bundrcd other prisoners from Southern jails, is hourly expected at Fortress Monroe, in exchange for ' those liberated by the President's amnesty. The report which we published yesterday of the abandonment of Clarksville by the rebels, appears to be confirmed by the statement of Captain j Paulding, of the gunboat St. Louis, who proceeded np the Cumberland to that place from Fort Ponel- I ttoa. and found the rebel* evacuating it iu a perfect I panic. Our special correspondence, and the reports which we publish from other soureea to-day, will be found to furnish a complete and most interesting account of the battle at Fort Donelson. A thousand more rebels hare been taken prisoners. * who came down the river to reinforce the fort, not knowing that it had surrendered. They thus fell into a trap. Our new# from Missouri la interesting, (icn. Halleck has issued an order remitting the sentence of death upon the bridge burners to impriionmcnt in the military prison at consideration of the victories recently won and the increasing demonstrations of loyalty among the citizens of Missouri. but he declares that If the reb?l spies shall again attempt to destroy the railroads the original sentences shall be carried ont. Private advices reached rit. I^juis yesterday that Columbus was being evacuated by the rebel*, and also that preparations will be made at once for the advance of our troops on Memphis. Despatches from 4t. Louis also inform us that a most important point has been gained by the destruction of the railroad bridges at Decatur. Alabama, and at Bridgeport, aeventy mile* below, by the Pnionists in Northern Alabama, emboldened, no doubt, by the appearance of the Union gunboats under Lieut. Phelps, who recently proceeded as far as Florence. Ala. It will be seen pjr wr m.ip which wo publish to-day that the destruction of those bridg,? cuts off nil communication between Memphis ami Charleston, ami probably, If the destruction of the Bridgeport connection be true, between Nashville ami Richmond. Thii wonld learc the rebels in the Souths, t in a . tad plight, and place Nashville In a desperat" Uait, lb# destiuctiou ,f three l.r : - i- u- c I K oret, A strong evidence of the patriotism of the citisens of Northern Alabama The Bohemian, at Portland, brags European advices to the Tth instant, one day later. ller telegraphic report to the ILould contains a synopsis of the proceedings which took place in the British Parliament immediately sfter the delivery of the Queen's speech. The House of Commons voted {lie address to the Crown in reply unanimously. Members referred at once to the American qncst-on, when l ord Palnierston made the important declaration- on behalf of the Cabinet?that ''The distress in the manufacturing districts in England from the blockade of the Southern ports would not justify the interference of the government , ami that they would continue in their ; neutral course." Even the opposition representatives found their party tactics foiled, and were forced to approve of the adjustment of the Trent difficulty, l.ord I>efbv?the Pre ruier expectant? thought that our government assented with "a very bad grace" to the demands of England, but we most rciuentber that Lord Derby is the pink ami personification of British aristocracy, so that Ids ideas of routine?both official and every day?are entirely different from those of a democratic President and Secretary of State. The Tuscarora left Cowe* oa the 6th instant, and held to the westward. The Nashville had forty hours start of her. The crew of the Nashville made a great many (for buncombe) declarations of their determination to resist capture by a I nioo vessel, even to the extent of blowing up their ship. CONGRESS. In the Senate yesterday, resolutions in favor of the expulsion of Senator Powell, of Kentucky, who < clnfffsd with disloyalty, were referred to the /i-muy Committee. The bill providing for the establishment of a National Armory at Rock Island was discussed, and the Army Appropriation bill passed. The Treasury Note bill was received from the House, and a Commitce of Conference appointed on the amendment' disagreed to. In the House of Itenreseuta lives. the Treasury Note bill was taken up. We refer our readers to our report of the proceedings in another column for the record of the action of the House on this important subject. Several of the Senate's amendments were rejected, and the bill is now in the hauds of a joint committee of conference. Its speedy passage is predicted, as it is believed that the Senute will concur in the propositions of the House. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. The Bohemian, from Liverpool the 6th and Londonderry the 7th inst.,reached Portland yesterday morning. Her news is oue day later than that brought by the Kangaroo. Consols closed in London on thl 7th inst. at 92?-4 a 92% for money. The buliiun in the Bank of * England decreased, in the week, ?124,000. Cotton remained quiet and unchanged, in Liverpool, on the 7th inst. Breadstulls wete steady but in ca-y demand. Provi-ions were looking downward. The iron-chid British frigate Warrior had be** tried on a voyage to Lisbon. She labored very i badly, bad her decks and cabins Hooded with : water, and in nine case* out of ten would not obey her helm. It will be recollected that the Warrior ! some time since made a wretched passage to England from Cork, Ireland. A iter such performances she will hardly ever batter down New York. The Manchester cotton manufacturers were agitating for the removal of the govenimetl^iuties levied on eotton goods end yarns imported into India. Advices from Manila state that all the tobacco ? I ? .1 L. |.?,1 UU ll.inu nine no* IV fHM iu .^xnu. *-?? n?u advanced in price at Foo-diow, China. Br the steamer Roanoke, which arrived at this port yesterday, w.- haw dale* from Havana to the loth instaut. The present Captain General. Serrano wan making preparation* for hi* departure. He bad been created a grandee of Spain of the ft rat order. He will be succeeded by General Dulce. The tobacco < t op of the Vuelta Abajo had partially tailed. The opinion of the Cohan* seemed to be that the American rebellion cannot be settled without foreign intervention. Trade was dull. The Opera season *a< at it* close. The Mexican new* to the t'th of February, which we publish to day, ia very interesting. The lo? al diseases of Mexico had begun to tell severely on the allied army, the Spaniards particularly suffering terribly from yellow and typhus fever. The hospitals were said to be all fnll. No further advance bad as yet been made- bv the Allies, though it was promised that they would do so by the IMttb. Ceueral Prim is said to be very harsh towards some of the people in Cera Cruz, levy ing forcible supplie* np< n them, 'the Mexicans were still arming in all direction*, and the determination expressed is to resist to the last. We have news of a frightful revolution now waging in Honduras, on mt-nciug at daybreak on the Uth nit., at Comayagua. The first victim wa? the President?Don ^mtos Cioardioln?who wa? a"iis-inuted at. his own door. The Committee on National Aflaiis of the Common Council of thia city met yesterday to make arrangement* for the celebration of the one hundred and thirtieth anniversary of Washington's Birthday to morrow. In another column wr ui?- ju i?k??nm??j ??v lur committee. from which it will be seen that the occasion will be one of gr^at rejoicing, and if to be celebrated with unuaual nlot. At a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen held last evening, a resolution wva? offered by the President calling attention to the fact that some of the city railroad companies refuse to receive hankable bill." in payment of their fare, and have directed their employes to ejek t from the ears per- ! sons not provided with rhange: and directing the Committee on Raihoadsto investigate the factaand ! report to the Board. The resolution was adopted. | A report from the Committee on street*, direct- j ing the Croton Aqneduct Department to advertise for proposals for improving the Buss pavement in Broadway, was laid over, and the Board adjourned to Monday next. The Board of Counciimcn mot laat evening, when a petition from the Sixth regiment New York State Militia for an appropriation to purchase new uniforms was referred to the Committee on National Allaire. Mr. Cedney presented a reaoluUon directing the Clerk of tie Board to addrcsa a communication to the President of the Eighth Avenue Rail' road, inquiring if their condnctors had been instructed to eject all persona who offered billa lor their fate. Mr. Orton said he thought the Common Council had no power over the company; but he would like to see the adoption of a resolution w hi h ufrmiftrd the ritv tn rmrchsse the rnnd st any time upon paying the costs of the construe- I tion and ten per cent profit. Mr. Barney suggested the propriety of appointing a committee to inquire into what power the Common f'oun?il had in the matter. The resolution was referred to the Committee on Roads. A resolution r ,i? adopted requesting the head of departments 10 < their offices at one P. M. on Saturday. The Hoard took up the Tax levy, and after making one or two minor amendments it wag made the special order for next Monday, "n motion of Mr -t.-vi u?on thBoard adjourned, in respect to tin- memory of th-wife of Councilman Gross. whose death was announced. The weekly atntement of .the Commissioner* of ( Public Charities and Correctiva was i* e*?ntcd jes EW YORK HERALD, FR1 terday,and shows that the number of persona admitted into the institutions during the last week was 1,68/5, and the number remaining there on February 15 was 7.983?a decrease of 32 on the preced. ing week. In the General Sessions yesterday. Recorder Hoffman decided to admit John Reynolds to bail in the of $5,000, he being under arrest for the alleged killing of Pat. Mathews. Whiston and Skully, who were present at the occurrence, were admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000 ca'h. John Sullivan was tried and convicted of forgery in tbe second degree, having pa?.-ed a $5 counterfeit bill on the Bank of Newark, New ^ < ' He was sent to the State Prison for five years and two months Maria Revolt wis convicted of Stealing $43 from Martin Kent, 381 Water street, ou February 10. Rosanna Griffin pleaded guilty to an attempt to steal $82 from Jane Armstrong on February 10. William Kelly pleaded guilty to graud larceny in stealing a piece of cloth, valued at $35, owned by Caleb R. Brundage, 116 Clinton street, on the 5th inst. These prisoners were re' maoded for sentence. The jury in the cuse of James J. Wall, tried for the murder of Owen i'helun, "who had been locked up for the niglit, were brought into court in the after noon, and after further instruction upon the law they retired to their room. After a short absence they rendered a verdict of manslaughter in tbe aecond degree. Wall was remanded for sentence. Toe cotton market continued to be aorticwbut irregular yesterday, while holder.- untuifested rather more court donee. The sales footed tip shout 000 bales, in separate lots, chiefly to spintiera. Priced varied materially between sales proved for rash and sales on time. .Small Iota were reported at 21 t3'c., rash, with eai-s on fifteen days time, at 24';c. for middling uplands. Lots in transit from Liverpool were heavy, and difficult of sale to - arrive, exicpt at low figure*. The range of the market for the day, cash and time rales, was from 21,'?c. to 24,'ir., with little strict middling to be had under 25c., usual tune. Flour was hoavy.und elosod 5c. per Ubl. lower, with moderate -*!c-. U'lioat was lioavv and dull, ami sales quite light. Corn was in lair deuinud, with sales of Western mixed, in store end delivered, at Kytc. a 64c.. and prime do., delivered, at 65r. Pork was steady, with enlos of new moss ?n the spot al $15 87a $11, and for June de li-, eryat $14 25. New prime wa* at $9 87>? a $10. Sugars were steady, with sal s of 000 hhd-v aud 500 boxes and 10,OW hags, on term- given in another place Coffer was steady, with light sales. Freights were un changed and engagements moderate. The Inauguration of Jeff. Davis?Rich* ntond Vntlrr it Cloud. To-morrow, the anniversary of the birth of tin* immortal Washington, will be a day of jubilee in our federal cupital and throughout onr loyal .States, in honor of the recent brilliant victories wliicb. East and West, have crowned the fleets and armies of the Union. Strangely enough, too, the day will also be celebrated with very unusual ceremonies at the city of the inauguration of Jeff. Davis as President of the so-called "Confederate Slates.'' Upon this subject the letter which we publish this morning from our intelligent Baltimore correspondent is very interesting. It thus appears that "the most extensive preparations had been made'' for this aforesaid inauguration; that "the ceremony was to have been performed with all the pomp and splendor thai could be devised;" that "a military parade and banquet were to have added to the attractions of the occasion;" and that "a grand ball was to have concluded the festivities of the day." But it appears that all this magnificent programme has been suddenly changed; that, in view of the late disastrous defeats of the rebels, "the ceremony is to be of the simplest kind, without pomp or parade," or banquet or ball. The inauguration of Dafis, therefore, will be a gloomy affair, and bis new honors as the regular President, for six years, of the permanent government of his Southern confederacy* will be recognized by himself and his surrounding devotees as a miserable mockery, "a delusion and a snare." It further appears that since the fall of Fort Donelson the rebels at Richmond are apprehensive of the loss of Nashville, are discussing the expediency of abandoning Columbus and Kentucky, but have no notion of falling back from the line of the Potomac. In this connection our correspondent informs ns that the whole of the rebel army of the Potomac, with few exceptions, have re-enlisted for the war, under extraordinary inducements and short furloughs, whenever practicable, and thai the rebel leaders believe in their ability to hold the whole of Kastorn Virginia, and the Cumberland Cap in East Tennessee. Now. while we have every reason to believe this information. and that such as-urauces have been promulgated front the robel leaders at Richmond, to prerent the demoralization of their troops iu Virginia and a precipitate Union reaction among the people of that State, it i? very probable that the first business of JeffDavis and his "permanent government'" at Richmond will be the ways and means for removing it and its supporting army and its materials of war southwacd, and for the permanent evaeua tionof Virginia, Kentucky, and the considers, tion of th? probable necessity of some detmsiveline, even south of Tennewe and North Carolina. | In any event the baclrfrone of the rebellion is broken, and the only possible hope of escape now to tho people of the South from the wasting subjugation of invading hostile armies {8 submission to the Union. Let the Union men ol the revolted States meet at once, compare notes, rally their friends, and rise in a body in a general organized movement against Lav is and his principal ruling confederates, arrest them, hang them up. or turn thein out of the country, and the integrity of Southern institutions may still be saved, by restoring them to the good old ark of the Union. An early and unconditional submission of the rebellious South to the Union is the only living chance lor the preservation of the slave system and ihe cotton culture of the cotton States from the i dangers of positive and overwhelming destruction. Our Northern abolition faction, in and out of Congress, are resolved upon the pro-ej cation of tLis war to the extermination of slavery, root and branch. We know, however, that President Lincoln is anxious to save, and not to destroy the South. Let our Southern Union men. therefore, take this rebellion into their own bands and put an end to it, as they ean. and save themselves, their property and their domestic institutions, by a trusting and unconditional submission to the Union, it is tlieir onlv course of safety, and they have no time to lone. Mr. Dion BnrmicAtjLT Upon Skcmsion, tub .Sta'.k and tiik Press.?In another column wo give a letter from Mr. T>ion Hourcicault, explicitly denying the statement of the abolition pre?s that, upon the reception of the news of the Trent affair in London, he took down the American ting from the proscenium of hi* Adelpbi theatre and raised the star* and bam of secession in its stead. To this denial Mr. Romcicault adds some very sensible remarlu upon his Aaietigan DAY, FEBRUARY 21, 186 career, and tie relations between the proas, the public and the actors. We willingly allow Ur. Bourcicault to set himself right with the Ainorican public, both in regard to his secession display* and his presumed obligations. It is an unquestionable fact that, in h..s case at loast, an actor and playwright ha* very fairly earned his money; and we arc glad to loam that ho has not wasted any of it in the purchase of secession dags, which will soon not be worth the price of old buntiug. Important krom England.?The new? from Europe by tie Bohemian, though only one day later, ia highly important Lord Palmeraton has announced in Parliament that the distress in the manufacturing districts in England would not justify any meddling of the British government with the blockado, and it would contiuuo in its neutral course. This settles the question of English interference in our national troubles. John Bull has come to the conclusion of Mr. Cobden, that it * would be cheaper to subsidize the destitute working classes than to meddle with our effective blockade, and thru provoke a war, of which no British statesman could calculate the expense or see the end. The government,.led by the case of the Trent- to review its whole policy touching American affairs, manifestly shrinks from an unnecessary collision with the United States. It views the matter at issue

rather as a financial than a commercial question, and adopts the. more economical method. The recent victories of our arms will be sure to confirm the wise re. solution of the British government, which is but tlie echo of the sentiments of the people, elicited by the discussion of the case of tlie Trent, and the generous manner in which tiic administration at Washington yielded to a demand founded upon the requirements of international law, however repugnant it might be to the wounded feeling of the nation. The effect is to bind the British government, by its own record, to the strictest neutrality. Secretary Stanton Upon Slavery ani> the War.?Tlie Tribune published on Wednesday the following extract, representing it as taken from a speech made by Secretary Stanton at a recent private Cabinet meeting. It purports to be the opinion of the Secretary of War upon the relations between slavery and rebellion :? Mrst and foremost. I believe slavery to bo the casus bdli. To treat the conns tstli above and beyond all ollior considerations I hold to be tho duty of the true commandur-in-cbiol'? as the surgeon disregards seconder symptoms, and probes the wound. I would treat litis casus belli as the constitution allow s us to treat it. Not one hair's brsadlh from the grand old safeguard would ( step. I'ndrr the constitution 1 bolieve slavery to be a ptiroiy local institution. In Louisiana and Texasaslave is an immovablo by statute, and is anncxod to tbe really as hop poles are in the taw of New York". In Alabama and Mississippi 'ho slavo is a chattel. In tho first named States he passes by deed of national act and registration; in the other, by simple receipt or delivery. Thus, even among slave States, there is no uniform systom respecting tho slave property. To the Northern States the slave is a person in his ballot rotation to Congressional quota and constituency. and also an appientice to labor, to be delivered up on demand. The slave escapiug from Maryland to Pennsylvania is not te be delivered up, nor rared about, nor thought about. until he is demanded. Liberty is the law ol nature. Everyman is presumed fro; in choice, and not even to lie trammeled by apprenticeship, until the contrary is made clearly to appear. One man may boa Now York discharged convict, for instance?an unpardoned convict. He emigrates southward; he obluius pro pv? 1/ , IV l-VV. ..I IV , . ?v IV -I.-I-V.I loNvw York. 1ke<-ouvict?unpardoned?mastcreulerathe tribunal then' on bis demand. Quolb the o<n|>cd ap. prentice. producing the record ol the conviction.' Mr. t laimant. you have no standing in court. Your civil rights are suspended in this State until you are jiardoned. You are not pardoned: therefore I will not answer aye or no to your claim, until you are legitimately in court, and the .judges." I take it that plaa would avail. Ami if tha crier wuntcd to employ a person to swoop the courtroom the uest moment ha could employ that defendant to do it. There is not a man in tha rebel States (whom wo publicly know of i who has a standing under the constitution regarding this slavery question. ISy his own argument lie Uvea in a foreign country; by our own argument he is not rectus in curio. Were 1 an invading general, and wanted horses. I would docoy tham trim therabcla with bay and stable enticements. If I wauted treuch diggeia, cemp scullions or artillerist*, or pilots, or oarsmen, or guides, and, being that general, saw negroes about me, I should press them into my service. Time enough to talk about the rights of soma cue to posses* tho negroes by better claim of title to when that somebody, with the constitution in ono band and stipulation of allegiance in the other, demands legal poases- ion. * * * I believe ihal the acknowledred fact, the necessary fact, that wherever our at my advance* emancipation practically ensues will carry more terror to the slaveowner than any other warlike incident. Kut I would have them underrtand that thts result is not our design, but u necessity of their rebellion. The Tribune states that it copies this extract from a monthly periodical called the (Jbntii veotal, to which poor (Ircoley is a regular and | prominent contributor. Now the question is I how did (Irceley procure this roport of a secret i Cabinet meeting for bis magazine and his | Tribune * Was there a Tribune reporter present to take down the remarks of I Mr. Secretary Stanton, or was Watts, the ' gardener, listening nl the keyhole and com' milliner nil tho Rnoochi's nnd romnrks to memo. ' rv. as lie did the President's Message ? The House of Representatives ought to appoint a ! committee to inquire into this matter forthwith, i or the present kitchen committee should take 1 it iu hand. We expect, if Mr. Stanton's senti[ inents are misrepresented in this extract, that lie will immediately issue a bulletin or a genei lal order informing the public ol the fact. Practical Dkyelopkmknts ok Union Fkkuno is ihk Sot th?Thk Connki tion or thk Memphis avo Charijwton IIaii.road Broken.?We have received intelligence, which we publi.-h in judther column, that the Union inen of Northern Alabama and Southwestern Tennessee have torn up the tracks and blown up a span of the Tennessee river bridge of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad at Decatur, near Florence. Ala., and have burned a bridge 011 the same road I at Bridgeport, Ala., about ninety miles eaat of . Decatur. This news, if true, ia most important. , The Memphis and Charleston Railroad is the only direct trunk railroud communication between Memphis and Richmond, and the breaking of this link not only cuts off communication between Memphis and the* rebel capital, but, in fact, separates entirely the western from the eastern portion of the rebel States, and thus isolates Nashville. There is now no easy line of retreat for the rebel army of Ibe West, if defeated; and no ammunition or supI plies can be sent on from Richmond to aid in the defence of Memphis. This* blow is therefore equivalent to another great strategic defeat of the rebels, to say nothing of its moral effect upon their armies. jUadkut of mtw?Light Ui-ard Bali;.?A grand b*i, look place last evening at the Academy of Music, given by the mrmlier* of the Light Unard, Captain Wm. (i. Tompkins. The parquet was floored to the level with the atage, bd<! made a cupacloutball room, which waa Ailed with )a<kc? and gentleman, the greater part of the lat ter attired In military uniform. Among thoee present w" noticed t.eneral Sundford, General Spicer, Colonel Nhholis, C. f. A.; Colonel Martin, Seventy flrat S. Y. 3 M , and many otherf. The interior of the bilding '.van handaomely decorated with Hare of all uationa in festoon*, Re., and a military trophy, surmounted by the words "Light th ard, 1R27," gra i d the tipper end of the room. Imdwnrth'* quadrille and prom-node band* were present, and occupied positions In the flrat and aocond ttara, the boxes- ot which wera tilled by a fas hlonabla assembly of spectators. Chpkch or riik Kaor.nrTio!?, KuiRTMtsni Rritnrr.?The flaitoring reception of the artiata, Mr. Cndiman and Miss Bennett, In |iatri'dto songs, Hootoli ballad*, Headings and delineation* of ehr.rarter on Inst evening has ind ited fhfl committee Ij qoatiuuo the coutae. 2. NEWS FROM V4SHIN8T0N. Actioi of the House on the Senate's Amendments to the Treasury Note Bill. in* Subject Deferred to a J ;>L)t Conference Connmtlee* Probable Final Pannage of tlac Bill To-Day. Proposed Expulsion of Senator Powell, of Kentucky. DEATH OF THE PRKHIDEWT'S YOVffCEST SOU Ac., Ao?, Al> OFFICIAL. WAR BULLETIN. XKKBAL OKOUt?NO. 39. HiAnQOARfraa OK Tin ARMY. AKJ4TOKNMAI.'B OWTCK, I wasuikiitoif, Feb. 20,1862. j I. Colon?) C. C. Wnshburno, of the Second Wisconsin cavalry, has leavo of absence until further orders, to ona" ble him to serve on the staff of Major General Grant. IT. I.ieutenanl Colouel George Andrews, of the Sixth infantry, having been found by tho Hoard of Examination to t>e physically in coin pot en I to discharge the duties of his office, and the f'rosident having approved the hading, he will be placed upon the list of retired off)* cers of that class iu which tho disability results front lon*> and faithful sort ice, or from some injury incident thero* to, to dato from February 15,1802. III.?.Brigadier General Thomas Williams, United Slates Volunteeis, is relieved front duty iu the fiopartuienl of North Carolina, unit will report to Major General!!. F. Butler, United Slates Volunteers. IV.?The Secretary of War directs that on the evening of Saturday, the 22ft of February inst., the War Deportment, Winder's Building, Corcoran's Building and the Armory be illuminated in honor of tho recent victories ovor tho rebels. Captain E. F. Camp, Assistant Quartermaster United States Army, is charged with the execution of this order, except as regards the War Department. V.?Brigade Surgeon Fd. F. I'holps, United States Volunteers, vrill report at the headquarters of the army of the roloinac for assignment to tha brigade comiuauded by General Brooks. VI.?leave of absence for thirty days is granted C'aptaia Win. E. Dye, Eighth infantry, on Surgeon's certificate of ill health. VII.?Sergeant I'eter N. McCuesney is by direction oT the Secretary of War appointed a Second Lieutenant in the First regiui-ut of Districe of Columbia volunteers, vice .lames W. Kigg-\ rraigned, to dato from Juanary 7, 1862. By command of Major General llcCLBLLAX. L. Thomas, Adjutant General. ORDKRS FROM TUM QUAKTKRMARTKR CKNRRAI.. Qcakikiim vxraa Gknkrai'h Ovpkx, i Wanhinotov, Feb. |Q, 1862. j All officers of the Quartermaster's Dopartment are instructed to make stieoial report to tho Quartermaster General upon every case of which they have knowledge in which? 1. Fraud has been piacliced upon the government by contractors by mcana ot a different or inferior article 2. Whoro inspectors hava ueglecteo their duly, in order that suits may bo brought against both fraudulent contractor* and negligent inspectors. By order of tbo Xeeretary of War. M. (!. MIvIOH, Quartarmastor Genoral. Qt'SR'IKKM.tflTMR CiKMKRA i.'S OVSU , > Waihirctom Cm, Feb. 20,1802. / Complaint* having beeu made of lbe quality of a por. llou of the clothiug issued to tbe troop*, with a request for son>o relief to tbe soldier* who are charged with the clothing, the attention of (he officers of the Quartermns. ter'a Department is called to paragraph 1,010 and 1,022 of lb*Revved Regulations, pages ir>0 and 101. Boards of survey, under paragraph 1,019, have tbo power to assess the price* at which the damaged clothing may be issued to the troops, and to rocommend tbo condemnation of ucb clothing ns is entireh unlit for use. Under thi? regulation, the value of clothing which is inferior to the regulation material may bo considered oy the board* of tireey, and upon the approval of tbe rejiorisof such boards by the commanding officer of an army or a department, and by the Quartermaster General, the proper directions will he given for tho relief of the .-oldiers. Paragraph 1.022 requires every officer on receiving public properly to make a caroful examination to ascertain its quality and conditions. Had tbis been done in nil cases it would have enabled the department earlier to detect any frauds attempted by inspectors or contractors. It should be strictly observed. M. C. MKJtiS, Quartefmaster General. GENERAL NEWS. Viaisom, Feb. 20, 18(52. ritOBABI.E PAi-SAUE OF THE TBKAMl'BT NOTE BILL BY THE SENATE AH RECEIVED FROM THE 1IOU8E. The Treasury Note bill will probably pars tho Senate substantially in the form it was sent back lo ihem from the House. The legal tender clause i- retained, ami tbe l>ayincntof tbe interest in specie: also ihe powei'of the S*er*tary of 1 be Treasury to sell United Slates bond* at tho market price. Mr. Hooper, of the Committee cf Ways and Means, oh. jectl strongly to this feature, a? it makes that a legal tender in payment of debts which may be bought and sold below par \uluc in tbo market. On account of this, nd some other features of tbo bill ?s il stands, he moved to lay tbe bill on the tabic. It was curious to observe that several of those who oppoaed the lull from the ! tirst. on tho ground that it was unconstitutional, voted ! against laying it upon the table. There will be a Committee of Conference upon It,but lew doubt now that the Treasury Note bill will pa.-a nearly in it* present form. It would have been na-sed to day,but, after the failure of its opponents to prevent the concur rence of the House with the principal Senate amendment*, they rallied all their strength to ohtalh a disagreement upon a single uninii>orUut one. In order to insure delay by having it sent back to the Senate. In this thev were successful: but if,m is not improbable, the Senses does not recde aud let the bill pass without delay, tie Ton Terence Otnjniiteo will very soon settle the difficulty. CONVENTION OK RAILROAD MANAGER.-. Delegates from the prlncljml railroad companies of the loyal states met Ibis morning at Willard s, In pursuance of a public invitation of the Secretary of War. w ith a view to making general arrangements lor the traiis|wrta tion of troop* and military supplies on uniform terms satisfactory to the government and to ihc companies. The Convention wa.-- very 'argely attended. Among the gentlemen present were the H?n. Ernst tie C'mug, Messrs. Marsh. Stevens, Merrick, Fclton, Wm. I). I.ewis, Osborne, Kimber, Jewell.(Garrett. C. W.Cbapia, Noah I? Wilson, Enoch l.cwis, Al-op aud Taylor. Alter the meeting had been organized by the appoint, ment of Mr. Corning ? President, and Messrs. Harlow aud Kimheras Socretarleeof the Convention, the Chairman deputed Judge Jewell and Mr. Wm. D. I.cwl? to In. vite the attendance of thePeeretarv of War. who shortly _ r. I ... , :.J v.- C..,? UiOlllUn >..! Metgs. Mr. Stanton. In * fsw elo<|uent and impressive re masks, laid before the Convention the object of his call, winch was to throw upon Die railroad companies themselves, ^ through an eflflolent organi ration, the arrangement and n*| onaibllity ty the measures necessary at litis Juncture for conducting the transportation of Die government, both of troops and supplies, together with the establishment of a (tied moderate rate, by which am b transportation shal( be conducted on all tlie railroads of the loyal States. Mr. Stanton slid that ha felt he could commit thie importan* matter to such a body of gentlemen as he saw around him with a perfacl reliance on tbslr judgment and patriotism for the accomplishment of (lie ob,eci he had in view, and that ha intinitely preferred this i oursc to the exercise of the arbitrary power conferred by Congress on the govern mant to take military possession of the rnllroada for such purposes. Mr. Corning briefly responded lo tlio Secretary's ro. i marks, with the assurance that ha had not miscalculated 1 tho disposition of the Convent ion to carry out his views, i itfl-r which Secretary StaiHon and Donecnl McClcllnn withdrew, leaving General Moigs ami Mr. McC'limit to ooaftr With a ooramtttee or tbo Oonrcnt.on sen lha antlr* ' sabjcot. 'Ilie Convention then adlourofd till twelm o'clock U nuon to morrow. 8-or.uiy Siantuu, iu tbe course of bia oddrexi, pol l O I' !i i:uir|iliuieut to tbe young and gallant friend at hie aide (M ijor Ooueial MoCTellan), in whom bo had tho ut moat oonfldeuoe, and tba result of wboae military schemes, glgantio and well maturod, were now exhibited to a rejoicing country. lUe Secretary, with uprained hands, implored Almighty (tod to aid them and himaelf, end all occupying positions under tbe government, in out the uuholy rebellion. It is supposed the delegates present represented 700,000.000 of railroad Intorest out of the $900,000,000 e. such capital In the lojrml states. DitAIH OP THE PKK'lDhhT'S SON WILLIAM. Little Willie Lincoln is dead. HU protracted illnem terminated iu death nbont Ave o'clock this aftornoon lis was the pride and pet of the household, which ha, been plunged in deepeBt grief at this untimely loss. The President's son was ten or eleven years of age UU disease was pneumonia. The other child is recovering. TUB RXBEL9 FAILING BACK FROM CKNTKfcVlLLH. Information'has been received that the rebels have in part fallen back from Contruvilla. This haa beon obtain, ed from scouting parties from several of the military divisions who reported this morning, and who all agree In the statement. It is supposed the rebels are influeuoed by a military necessity, being apprehensive of the outting 0$ of their supplies. V1BIT OF OBNltKAL MYI.EI.LAN TO THE CAMF0 IW VIRGINIA. General McCiellan rode across the Potomao to-day first appearance across the river for some time. Accent panying him were several members of his staff. He spent some lime at Hall's Hill, the headquarters of (ienorat Kits John Portsr, aud visited also tlio hoadquartera of other division and brigade commanders. <BCONNOI<<RANC1S ABOUT FLINT HILL. Cap<?i -letson went out yuaterday with a squadron ot the Ca-nerou dragoons on a recounoissance about Fl>nt Hill. They advanced within two miles this side ofKairfitx Court House, which is within half a mils of tberebei picket lines. They oxpoclod to maet some of K&usoiu e North Carolina cavairy, who, it was understood, had arranged to come out and revenge, if possible, the defer! they sustained a few days since, when fourteen of their m n were captured and a quantity of horses and wagons token. Nothing was seen of tho enemy except the pickets. KJU'EDITION NKAlt VIENNA. A detachment of tho fourteenth regiment New Torn Voiuuteor* went out yesterday, Lieutenant Col<>nol Skilien tn command, beyond Kalis Church, in the diroction ot Vionna, to protect a gang of laborers engaged in nosing railroad tics to be used in building tho railread now hoiug constructed between this city and Alexandria. The rebels offered no opposition to the removal of these tie*, as it was supposed they would. FAVORABLE WkATHKK IN VTRtilNIA. A few days of such warm sunshine and strong southerly wind sa prevails to-day will dry up the roads scrubs the river. Our Potomac army hail with dollglit (he** uieterooiogioal changes, giving promise of an advance movement, to which they have long been looking forward wtlh earnest hope and expectancy. Lying passive so long in winter quarters, and having now no hand In accomplishing the splendid victorias dally crowning the Union forces along the Southern frontiers sad is the South and West, is deeply galling to them. A bcl.Jr that to them will be entrusted the honor of giving the final deathblow to tho reboUioo, and tiu chance to win victories and glory before the war eotU? alone inspire patience and undiminished confidence in General MrClolian, who they know, when the right t;m? comes, will give the order of "Forward, march I" au4 (he coveted opportunity to signalize their patriotism on the baitio field. APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMS!> BT THE 8BNATR. The Sonato in oxecutive session to-day confirmod a largo uumwar ui aruiy appoiuimraia, iu< icuing 111 iu* urduance corps Major Symington, to be Coiouel, and Ka" jor Mayuardior to l>e I .ion tenant Colon*). Mo authentic tiat of the military confirmations has jrat been obtained (or publication. The oua published to day in a Philadelphia paper is full of errors. It containa tbe name* of some who bare not been conOrmed, other* whose names hare not been reported by the committee for confirmation, and one who was rejected a month agoAs soon as an accurate list can be procured it will apfiear in the Hkh iui. TUX ABUT. Colonel C. C. Washburne, of lb* 8*ooud WiaooenMi cavalry, has receired leave of absence rrom his regiment, now in camp at Milwaukee, to join Hi* siaff of Major tiencral Grant. Liontenant Kingsbury, of tiriffiin's battery, was to day transferred to the command of the Fifth Massachusetts artillery, Lieutenant Kingsbury is a graduats of West Point. He was formerly on General McDowell's staff, and was in the Bull run battle. The following appointments and promotion* have just lieeu mad* in the Ninth Massachusetts regiment, Colenei Cass:?Major Gwiney, Liouteoaat Colonel, Tic* Lieutenant Colonel Pcard, deceased; Captain Hanloy, Company B, Major, vice Major Gwiney, promoted; First Ideuteuant ?canion, Company A, Captain of Company B, vice Captain Hanley, promoted; First Lieutenant Willey, Company K, Captain, vice Captain Tesgue, resigned; Second laeoten ants I'halen, Company K, and Nugent, Company I, now promoted to First Lieutenants, and Sergeants Dobarty, Company F, and O'Dowd, Company I, t<> Sotiond Lieutenants. on making known these promotions, which was done at evening parade, the regiment being formed in hollow square, Colonel Cats made a brief an I patriotic speech, enforcing vigilance, promptitude and fidelity in the discharge of their dutiaa by the office's, ami obedience and subinistiou to uiiliUiy discipline by th'- meu. In closing he nromised them an optmrtunity t? reap some glory iu (he present light. The army of tin. Potomac, he said, wonld hare the liounr of closing up th* rebellion. A splendid Hag is shortly to he presented t? the regiment by the State author it ten cit M?c*.ich?t?ietnlion. Chat. R. Train will nuke the presentation a| eculi. TICK CNIKOR* OK TICK AKMV. The military board In session hero to make < barges ami alterations in the uniform of the army have com me treed the work in earnert. The di-position of the boaril into dispense with all gegaws and wearing of epaulettes, m-Ii and the pre-en t dress cap for i (lit era. The designation uf the rank will be made by the ahmildor strap and sw >rti belt?yellow for generals, bull for tho statf, blue fix infantry, red for art il'cry, and cranye lor cavalry. THE ffOi'NDEn IN THE DRANESVILhE KIHHT. Jam"* illcnn. private in Company K, First t'ennsyl. vatiin Hide regiment, mio of the wounded at the Draneftville battle, bad bis leg amputated yesterday by l)r. Shipper, at (ieneral McCaila division hoapital. There are now only fottr of Ibo Dtnm-sviile wounded at the In a pital, all of whom are doing well. One of tbowouud rd rebels in still there, being now a convaleec nt. DEATHS OF KOM)TEH?. Michael Ritter, private of Company C, Fifth reglnvnt Pennaylvanla reserve, died yesterday of pneumonia. (In was hurled in the regimental burying ground. Albert Mead, private of Company B, Thirty third Nee York Volunteers, died yesterday, ilis remalua will bn interred in the camp burial ground. THE ARMY RIUNAI. CORPS. The lloule Committee en Military Affairs tmday order edColonel Marston, member from New Hampshire, to prepare a bill to organise the signal service of the army. ACCIDENT TO CAPTAIN RQBINKOK. Captain Robinson, of Colonel AvcriU's Third Pennsylvania cavalry, was accidentally shot yesterday morning in (be leg. The. wound is severe, but not dangerous. He is an excellent o(li< er, and his name in connected with many dariugroconnois'snccg within rebel territory. ART1LI.EBY PRACTICE. Crlfftn'a ami Wce.'cn'a On Hanoi did SOIIM Joint sh"Ot mg yesterday from Miner s Hill. The object waa to teat tli* relative powers ana efficiency of different kinds of gnn*. J am oot at liberty to atata the namca of tbc guna, nor I bo ri'mll; but tbe shoot logon both aldii, aa an inhibition of tha skill of ths gunners, waa magnificent. Don oral Porter waa preaant, and expressed his tinqualiftad admiration of tha Una shooting. ixsrgcTioN or nosrrrALP. Brigade Surgeons Waters and Boot lay, pursuant to or. dors of (lauaral P. J. Porter, have made a thorough in si action of tha brigndc and regimental hospitals of tha division. They atate that the hospltala ara all in oj?r| Irnt condition, and avory nodded comfort furnlshad tb* men. Tha general health of tha division is Road,1hn number on tbc sick list being laaa than at any tisnnhere' tofora. kntcttainmkvt ?y OKbKn*!. mAirt lK?At.?'n trpnr,#\ General Martlodalo's staffput an ?Diertal*mw,t evening. It waa a bandsoma and brilliant afls",r being graced by tho preseura of Indira, and all tp ,, g?nerala and their staff* In tha dl> Is km. Tha ifbuur, (n j.(ff j, Avenue Hot"! style rotlrenlng spv tc, (|< pVrht.B / I

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