Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 27, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 27, 1862 Page 1
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TH WHOLE NO. 9300. NEW8 FROM WA8HINQT0N. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury on the National Finances. The Aboltt onists Displeased with JCr. Stanton's Order Relative to the Press. interesting uebaie in tne senate on me Question of Senator Starke's Loyalty. The Contract Committee About to Overhaul the New York Officeholders' Accounts, fto.( &c., fto. tliauNUToM, Feb. 20,1802. TOE TREASURY notb jj^^unkd by TUB frk8iTbe President hu apprcueAag At United States Note bill, end it is therefore a la#. PROGRESS ON Tit* TAX BILL. The Committee of Ways and McanB ore at work diligently, but have not progressed far enough to give to the public an idea of tbe principal features of the Tax bill. UTTER prom thb secret a it y op the treasury RELATIVE to tbe issue op ckrtipica1es op debt to public creditors. The following is a copy of the letter from the Secretary ef tbe Treasury accompanying the bill submitted by him, authorizing tbe issue of certificates of Indebtedness to public creditors, and which bill was yesterday promptly passed by Congress, and has received the approval of tbe President:? Treasury Pkrartmkkt, Feb. 25,1862. Sir?Notwithstanding all porsible exertions on my part to provide means of satisfying the just demands of public creditors, and notwithstanding the actual payments , averaging i early a million aud a half of dollars each day, the arrearages have largely accumulated, and baa caused great inconvenience, aud In some Instances Carious trouble and distress. Those creditors,especially thoee who have furnished su; plies, arms and transportation, urgently require payment, and ought to have it. The delay affects not themselves only, hut through manifold ramifications largo numbers of others, cot to aay whole communities. The amount of unsatisfied requis.lions from the several departments is $26,430,667 88, of which $21,281,663 66 is from the Department of War. The amount of floating debt, chiefly listing in the War 1 apartment, probably exceeds forty millions. It ia impossible to borrow advantageously until financial measures, necessary to insure prompt payment of interest from tax, and to provide the best possible market for the bonds of the United States, shall have received the sai ction of Congress; and the moans of payment by notes, to be issued under the act of Congress Just pa sod, cannot be provided except after tbe lapse of the considerable time required for their preparation or completion. Under these circumstances'! have anxiously sought for some measure of relief, and after much reflection havo determined to submit to tbe consideration of the Committee of Ways and Means a bill authorising the Secretary f tbe Treasury to issue for the amounts found due on final settlement, to sucb creditors as may desire to receive them, certificate-, of the Treasurer of the United States, payable in one year after date or earlier, at the option of the government, and bearing six per cent interest. Th.se certificates, issued either tor the full amounts due, or for portions of such amounts not leas than $1,000, would probably answer most of the actual purposes of payment, and afford very considerable relief, while the government would incur no risk and could suffer no Iocs in cone# quenec of their issue. Trusting that this measure will receive the favorable consideration of the committee, and, if approved, the earliest possible sanction of Congress, I remain, with great respect, 8. P. CHASE. Secretary of the Treasury. Worn. Ttunescs Svavaas, Chairman of the Committee on Ways sad Means. Iks following Is a copy of tbe bill as passed:? JkMeei rf sd.de., that the Secretary of the Treasury be and be is hereby authorised to causa to be ieeued to any public creditor who may be desirous to receive tbe aao, upon requisition of the head of the proper departasent, la satisfaction of audited end settled demands gainst the United Slates, certificates for the whole emouut due, or parts thereof, not leas than one thousand darters, signed by the Treasurer of the United States, end countersigned. as may be directed, by tbe Secretary of the Treasury, which certificates shall bo payable ia one year from date, or earlier, at tbe Option of the government, and shall bear interest at the rate of six per TO BAKIBUrT BILL. The Committee on Commerce promise to report e bill far a general bankrupt lew at an early day. The petition of the New York merchants for such s law, presented in the Senate to-day, has produced a marked effect upon the legislative machinery. The subject, however, stil 1 J JIM .1 .W- - lUfWII, HU UU1|?UI ttfclWllUH W IW |WIUI U16 1T1UUUI of the mruurt will be required to tnsnra the paeaage of an efficient bank rapt law. trtwCT ?<>- FBCRRTARY STAKION'S JTOICIOUB RRSTKICTIOKS KKUAH1INO TUK rt'BLICATlON OP WAR MT8. Tne order of the Secretary of War, forbidding the publication of Intelligence In regard to military operation:*, baa i roduced quite a commotion, not only In newapapordotn but in Congress. It enlndee correapondenta from the i aeof the telegraph, and holde <m Uitut<m over publishers the pieuaity f!?r publishing contraband Item*. The ' intention of the order la commended by all who are oordially sustaining t ho government In Its effort to cruah the rebellion and realore the Integrity of the Union but it meets with groat disfavor among tha radii nla, who ara endeavoring to obstruct the government in every conceivable manner to further their own purpose*. It has already called forth highly Impertinent telegraphic nuesagra to tha Secretary of War fiom aome of tha organs of this faction. It la hold by mioy,among whom are offlcera of distinction, that the r.enamongora cannot possibly obtain Information, the publication of which would be detrimental to the govornment, before the same intelligence has already been c< mmiinlcatrd to the enemy; but the general Im preaaion is, that the reckless eilorta of a certain clasa of newspapers 10 embarrass the operations of tha UnIon armies, and to afford aid and encouragement to the wnemy, byesll means within their rearh, have mad-' it tecaftary lor the government to protect Itself against then nnchiuatlons, and apply a corrective to their dla tor led Ideas if loyalty. ECRETARY SEWARp'S RE*I.T TO THK RUSSIAN NOTE RELATIVE TO THE TRENT AFFAIR. The reply of ftocretary Howard to PrtnM Gortacbakoff rulattv e to the front affair, it expressive generally of the friendship between our country?"a great republic In (hu Went," and Ross's. "a great monarchy In tho Fast." II re,?ut* (bo aalurux.ee (bat (he war will end In ihn perteel restoration of tba Union on the old and well-triad constitution. THE RECENT ADYICFR from Kt'KOFE?THE EFFECT op Tns recent victories. The news rorolved from Europe was of too early a dale after the iocep'1 >n of O'c intelligenee of the fs local victory at Mi I Spring" fur any expression of official oplnl'-n. It la bellei-d, however, by Euro|iean Minister* here, that tho i ** of the recent victories, and par tic. larly of (I acopltie of fori t'onelaon, will havo a powerfnl eflbet In all Knrtv nun Cabinets in favor of the United States, aa It a ill d inonstrals Uie ability of our Voluntas m to rival the well trained regulars of the r armlra in attacking and rapturing by assault well do fended foriillc ttIons. Tlila fact, It ;* believed, will pro. duce a m<>re profi unil renrution in political and ndlila-y olrcicu in Europe ihau any other event of the civil war in America. THE REBATES IN CONOR**?" ON THE CASWt OF Mlt. HTAHKK AND MK. UPTON, CLAIMANTS I Olt NKATS. Tin: dehntei in (Vngrrss to day were principally upon contorted reals, itt tho caeca ol r'naler Hlark",t>f Oregon, and Mr. Upton,of the Fairfax district,of Virginia, Olaitoieg a real In Hm Mouse. Tlw discussions were net 0'idcd, and will p 4 LJjr last ustil tho Tux bili is refwrlo I. VII llll I : it- r>? *111- o.-x# . T-m 1b?r? w ii ?xeru:iv??<t wV.t of tfio ifenalo to day. M I UNO OP TIlK CAIttVI*. A ''elm I i: riu, i w?t? hold at tl<? Wii.o Hi'iiso )'i -t 1 dap, the f. t 1 .] i?.. o .or toa tfajr*. Jlifl I rwMent t 0 lit d* IhcralInn*. IU:t to fV I. 'pit.' 1 ii.: ,u -\f I ??t cCrrtd of hit! vlgrli fey lli* o ' i nclrMn'ti <11: ,11 f i.t hla ro.-iti.! 0 r??uv?iioii| jim \ .ii ' t , ' ' !>' r "vcrir" i i [E NE tub armt of tiib potomac. Alt is quiet along the Hum of the Grand Army of U>? Potomac. condition or thb roads IN virginia. The roads on both liilea of the Potomac were getting into good condition rapidly, until a rain storm aet in thia evening, which lias again rendered them almost impaaaa ble for loaded teams. thb assaults of tor abolitionists on oenkral m'clrllan. Notwithstanding the impudent and persisting efforts oT the abolition clique in Congress to mako it appear that the Secretary of War has lent himself to their scheme of assailing General UcClcllan, it is a fact that the most cordial harmony exists in their relations. The reports of hostile declarations on the part of the Secretary towards tho General are pure fabrications. It is not consistent with Jir. Stanton's character to express himself by inuendo, or treachorously to agnail an enemy in the dark. If, in the hurry of business,any expression has escaped him, in orders or conversations, that has been construed to the disadvantage of General McClellan, the construction is entiroiy erroneous, and altogether foreign from his meaning or intontion. The General Commanding has now no enemy nor cpponoi.t in the Cabinet or in the country, except the petty faction in Cnngrosswho howl after him and the administration because they will not pervert the war fur the Union into ono for the aboil'kin of the peculiar institution of tho South. This clique is growing "small by degrees and beautifully less." A member of Congress, who, when he left hot c a few days ago for tba Wust, was among tho fault tinders, returned to-day convinced, by an interview with Gen. IIalleck,tha(> he had been misled, and was now willing to sustain Gen. UcClollan as the chief aatlior of tho plan of tho campaign that promises glorious results and a speedy termination of the war. Whatever violcncetbc abolition howlers may exhibit new, they cannot efface tho ofllcial record of the war, which will be, whon made public,an ampio vindication of General McClcllouand tho President, and render their assailants a mark for public rldiculo. TDK WORK OP THE CONTRACT INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE. The Van Wyck Investigating C.'imtiilttee are still occupied in closing up investigations already entered upon> but a large field of labor has been opened for them in relation to tho purchase of arms abroad, in which it Is rumored that an old Albany stager in politics and fat Jobs, now in Europe, and a prominent government ofllcial abroad, will be somewhat oxposcd to severe criticism. A resolution wits adopted to-day, on the motion of Mr. Van Wyck, authorizing the committee to iuquire into tho amount of money received by Union oOlccrs In New York. The Secretary of tba Treasury, in answer to an inquiry, has reported tho amount derived from feeB, fines and forfeitures; but it is alleged that from the labor contract In tho Custom House one hundred thousand dollars in excess of other sources are realized, and that many officials, whose salaries are not presumed to bo mora than five or ten thousand dollars per year, aro actually receiving emoluments amounting to from twenty to forty thousand a year. Some of the members of this Investigating Committee are of opinion that the Judiciary Committee, recently engaged in finding out how the Herald obtained an abstract of the President's Mcssuge in advance, should also have inquirod into the means by which the Trilune got possession of a copy of the ro|?>rt of tho Von Wyck Committee before it had been made to the House. NOTICE PROM THE SECRETARY OP STATE REGARD* 1NQ THE WORLD'S PAIR IN LONDON. The following notico to the public has Just been issued:? e WA?nixaro!?, Feb. 24,1M2. The undersigned, on behalf of tho Commissioners appointed by the President to roprcsent the interests at th! Exhibition of the Industry of all Mat ions, to be hold in the city of I/indon during the pre eut year, submits the following statement:? The Congress of t'ue Uu.ted st itos, after due consideration, has declined to adopt a..y measures to further a na- 1 tional representation of our works of Industry, invention and art af t^c above mentioned exhibition. The authority of ihS commission has therefore ceased. They have advised tho Commissionsrs appointed by the British government that there will be no gcne.-al par- 1 ticlpatlon on the part of the citizens of thtt country on that occasion; hut they have thought it not im- 1 proper, at the asm* tunc, te recommend u? tho consideration of the Royal Commissioners such works of iud stry and art as have received the authentication of the commission, and may to a limited extent l>e presented fur exhibition through individual exertion. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, in MATY. The following appointments and orders were mado today by the Nary Department;?W. H. Dal ton, of Boston; Watson Freeman, Jr., of 8andwich, Mass; Wm.C. Gtbbs, of West Sandwich, Mass.; Cornelias M. Tinker., of EllswOrth, Me.; Wm. W. Fowler, of New York; Eliae G. Martin,of New Haven, Conn.; H. Y. Washburne, of New London, Conn.; Tbos. A. Sears, of NuwYork; Jesse Chad wick, of Red Bank, N. J.; Harrison A. Thompson, of May Landing, N. J.; Melaliah Jordan, of New York; John C. Wells, of Groenport, L. I., and H. M. Merrill, of Baltimore, appointed Acting Matters. John I ear, Master's Mate of the Miami, promoted to Acting Master; Lieutenal Wm. G. Temple ordered to New York fur ordnance duty. Lieutenant Wm. Mitchell ordered to Boston for ordnance duty. THI ARMY. Major Ferdinand lecomte yesterday formally received his appointment on Gen. Venetian's staff He is considered one of the most intelligent and energeticolllrtsrs in the Swiss rervice, and is known as an author as wo'l as a soldier. He obtained leave of absence froui his own government to enter our army. TH* 810k AMD WOfMlirD IN TltK OOVKRNNKNT I1C8 I'JTAI.P. According to the last rsport of the sick and wounded soldiers in the government hospitals, lliere wcro in the Rominary ITosp'.ul, Georgetown, flencral Hosj ital, Union llotsl, Georgetown, 214; Coloiuliinn College, Washington, 178; tJenoral Hospital, Clrcio, Washington, 43; St. EHznboth Hospital, eastern brunch, 4U; Hospital for eruptive dlioasos at Koloranin, ?0. Indiana llos| linl, patent Office, 42; Draiich >l< epital, 1 ifth street, 7; Oneral Hospital. Eckington, Wa>ihiiigtont2S; roegliut Hospital, 18; General Hospital, Alexandria, 420?Total, 1,147. Of these above 31U bekiug to the New York Volunteers* The statemsnt allows tbnt sickness lias not itcro.iscd in a greater ratio than the increase of the army around Washington, and that 11 does not prevail hi tho camp* In any greater degree than In the ordinary occupations of civ l' life. RF.l'ORTKP BIIOOTINO OP OliNFRAL BICKLKR. A rc|*?rt that General Rickies was sU t to-day at his camp is quite current this evening. It Is believed to be a falsehood st tlir In r.dqua; tcrs of the nrmv. IlOBI'irALlrtli-i TO lltlt KKTl RKKO PRISONER?. nospltalllh's aru lavished profusely upon lbs othcers lately returned from tho Richmond prisdh. Col. I-ue, of th? Twontislh Mussacbi setts Volunteers, was entertained at a ro?ily private banquet last Bight, at Wlilards.by hi* Itaaeac'iuselts friends. The American Telt graph Company.; W asiii motor, Feb. 26, ls62. The undsrslgtiori given notice to the pi.bits Hint tho military possession of the tok,;ra; h, taken by order of tho I ri'sidsnt, will make no change whutevsr in tho run- i duct of social, private and ccniiucrcial hus.ne-s by lategraph. The lines and business remain in li e hands of , telegraph officers duly authorli?.d by the War (Hipart msnt. K. 8. SANUIflltD, President of the American Teltg ph t'o. ( TUIBTY-SF.YNSTII CUNURKBS. run HUSSION. Senate. Wa?-m*?roit, Feb. 26, 1882. i a IIAPKKt it law. Mr. Harris, (rep.) of N. Y., presented ? petition from n In go number of merchants, Ac., of New York, for a ( onoHirnji TO iK inorATm. 1 Alro, a memorial of (lie Academy of Medicine, Knw I York, ngalnal tl>employ mi'i.t of 'homeopathicaurgeona. ' KU.IKI IfiTION Of TTIK KUVSf. | Meorrn. Pom ittt.c , (rep.) of WMb, and He* am, (rep.) < of Mium., prcrcntcd petition* for emancipation HAI1.HI III A*li TilKl.KAI'll To Tri* I'VIMC. , Mr. iMtoraiu, (opp.)of cel., from tlicHjenal rom. I rolti.e, reix rt. il a Mil for tl.o c. nM. liu.eiil of a rail- ' road and telegraph lino from llio Missuiirl river to I ha ! ilicinc t'-joan. i t a o -tvATt ?s aw rrtir?ifa?? or can,* la Htm. J I'll I;.' Ill iVill, l'- ' II ( i , Ihl bill l(i| l)i? f ~cmv?.nn and 1. 'PT-Ilioii ! c 'I' ll an'H wi* i?k o up. I W YO NEW TURK, THURSDAY Mr. Hoot-nrta, (rep.) of Wis.. thought It a question ' whether the government vhmil<l go Into taising cotton and uttempt to run plantation*. he thot ght It w- uld be I a vsry dinicult oiierimeut in * |>eciinlary sense. If I there waa a propoaitiou to Icaao out the lam's be th< uld ' not ob eel. t Mr. Wads, (rep.) of Ohio, nald that ne did not suppose I the bill would reauze uny great si in of money. Rut I there wns a 'a'ge extent of territory abandoned, end the slaves were lof t at large, and sometl i g must be done to I take care of them. This was not at y Betllod policy, but t only a temjHirnry measure for < ne your to meet the ne- t ecssities of thoc?se. Mr. DiHuims I'm ught that t Cm mirsicners had liecn I sent down to 1 r rt It j al to see the elei hant we have on our hands we might have recei ed g eat information I Mr. Wads sakee it lio (liooliltle; hal read the able re- 1 port of Mr. litres nn the Mb < ? t. I Mr. Dor littib said he'md not. He confessed to ignorance on tbo auh eel. Ho (Mr. Hoolittlo wanted the government to take 8"me measi r s to collect the rovonue ' and 'axes in those Mates, even If they bad to sell tho i lands. i Mr. St'tiwnt, (rep.) of Muss., thought that the nature I or the nci r iiltl not wait for the i partitions of Congress. I If we ex|>ect to get any cro * at th- South tho seeds I must be itnnn diutrly p.at ted ind s >wn. It will not do I to del?y tit. matter. Th ru ivus a notvs-uty for Imtnodl- 1 ate action. 1 Mr. Urowxino, (rep.) of III., c n iderod thisa very Importn: t tr.easitro. It s' o Id he carefully c >nsldor< d. lie I thought that th b.ii was vag o. and that t needed ro- < visitn. lie moved t-> refer the bil to tho Judiciary Com 1 mitt' e. There wasp eat danger ol doing injury to loyul men wiio deserved | . t> ction. 1 Mr. Haie, (rep.) u N. II., said if the war could be \ prosecuted to u successful Issue without hurtliiganyhody, ? he would be glad ol it: but he f.ld m t think that w.s a fact, lie thought there was great foi ce hi the remark of 1 the Renal'r from MasgurlnIts that tlio ace i time was up* n thtm. He thought that one of the most proi helical remarks lie over m do. iu th-.i mi 1st ol so many ciuisical quotations. It is a f.o I that seed time is upon us, and if we do nit take adviuiaie of it we may l>o obliged to sav . "Till! Sllminer m nasi unit Ilia lisrvnal ended.and we are act saved." t Mr. ForTEH, (top.) of O nu., thought tlio bill was care- t fully .liuwn. ilea ma e exp of-.y to rave properly c and not destroy, and protect turn i .ill. It proposes to I provide for tliose who a. o In a perishing condition, and t speedy leliof luri i.-bed I the mew api'okti 'xmhtt 01 kei r,>kxtativ! 8. t " "he morning hour bnvlrg expi.ed.tho I ill fixing the 1 numbs.* of members of the lions.. of iu-prcbcutative* wua I taken up. I Mr. Ooiaamk", (rep.) of Vt.,ofierod an amend 1111 nt to I make the uumhor 241. lie 8|>oko ul some length In favor I of his am r Imcnt he producing a more correct ratio of I roprrreiiiAU n. The am. uuiuc; t was adopted and the I bill | us cd. I THE CASE or EEVATOR STARKE, Of ORKOOX. \ Mr. Tr> m hull , (rep.) of 111., moved to take up the Con- 1 Aeration bill. ^ Mr. Mauris, (rep.) ef N. Y., moved to take np the J Starke t ..te. Mr. DooLtmn, (rep.) of Wig , said we were in tlio mid- 1 die ot u dipcugaiou on three bills, and he thought the.v hud ! batter lake up the one they had diecuereo Hint and fluish 1 it, and then take up li e next. 1 Mr. Tkumhull withdrew his motion and the Starke case 1 was token up. ' Mr. 11. lk withdrew b s motion to recommit the subject to the Judic ury O uiwitlre. ' Mr. StiMMtli, (rep.) in Mass.. offered an amendment to the r. solution reported by ihecouinii'U e,no as to make it ' reuo, that "Mr. Fta. k. :s not entitle.1 to take the oath ' without investigation into his loymty." Hi s ke ut v gome .ongth in lavor of the amen .'no tit, contending that ; the Senate, in self , elei.ee, ought not to admit suspi- , ctou and disloyalty, and it was not .justice to the pcopie of Oregon to admit a d.H">nl representative, * which. In fact, wa; uo representation. lie . lain,id that c the all.davits in tko i ase were woithy of investigation, ? and tlio Senate was hound to meet disloyalty on the f tiiroshli'Id. We should not allow a person to perjure himseli in thj Senate, lliu .-onto should preserve tho 7 giicred outh to su|.port ihe constitution. ouch an oath was not an oath of purgation. 1' Mr. M'Vvvuj li., (opp.) of Cnl., rnid tho Senator from " Masraehogeils had made a most unwa rurtuble ussault on a poison who was not permiite I to reply. Mr. Si mnlr s-u.i he had only siail.en ot the facts of the case, and he wautod to know in what he hail made an 0 ag.-auli:' " * Mr. McDovtail said tho Senator had said that if the 7. applicant from Oregon ? as pet mitted to lake the oath, it J, would be perjury on his part. " Mr. hCMXLE, (rep.; of Mass.?The Senator does mo " injust'eo in his statement. I said that ; ?uuloi s here " uiged that the applicantfrom Oregon should uo perm tied to take ih i oath to s iprarrt tho roustituti* n in order to '' purge hints. If. Iiepcatwhat 1 said, that if the Senate, [j without Investigation ami without iuquiry, wi ll all this J" testimony befo.e Ihvni,alii w'he c'n'.mt.nt t. go fu ward and take the oath, lhe> Jo allow him to go fu ward and perjure himself. 1 no not say that the claimant fr. m Oregon will perjure himself. I have said (hat J did not a. prejudge the case. I desire tlio Scuatc to r member lLat, ^ If, L'i Ujcfic0.0/ these ni'.roo(Qt'? affidavits and letters, nolvui" y dec.arlug that the claiiuat i Lib uttered seuth .. menls disloyal to the Union ho shall be admitted to go . forward and uhe tlio vath to support the cmatitu- , lion, I say the Senate solemnly make the ins. Ives parties to the disloyally w ilk which be Is charge!. 1 go . Ftlll further, and say they un-.'ertrko to enact a comedy .. to which I do not wish to be a party. 1 enjoy n comody. ' 1 Itko to see the well dressed actor as ha moves u|MHi the Clog.:: but I do not wish to sec thiM claimant, with such . testimony against him as yon liave on ynnr tab e, have " the right to go across this floor a .d take the 0.1th hi sup- ! port tho coustltuii n, ai d the Sena e declaring that it , has lo power to inquire into tho question whether that . oath Is valid or not. Now I dtEi e to say, In all frank- -j, nes.i,that 1 shall a;.proarh the eonside-ntlou 01 tli squaa tion absolutely un.omnimeami with no final opinion formed. 1 have not carat ally studied the evidence before us. 1 hare locked at It eno gh to kco tl.at lu the face of that evidence it Is liiipo.Mbiu fer this hniute to allow him to take the oath without saying that they regarded It very lightly end r> v.ided jier^iiry of as liltlo ac.o.ut. ar that it w..? wih.ug to 0 adopt the title of the > d hng:i>h play?"T eob'n Made Easy, or An Oath no GreatThicg.-." Mr. Davis, (I nlon) ct ky., t ;-lit tlio Senate 1m ! all tlio m evidence in this cine l.e.o'e them, and they mUl.tos G well art on it uow as at any tin Thorn sneuia boa didcrenc* of 11.ion ou ihc quceu .n, \\ hat ta ci* loyally? lu fad, What ivi'oi wj'aity of llo Senator ?>t Mi- -chuset'.a'r He thought l' tw d that ipr."Stl n to tlicivuutry a It would bo an wcied l>v 11 may itity that lie; >eii.it<>i* 2 from Masks huge ts war 11 b- )?t to tt, cor'Union. If he saw tho Sena or .ram Massach:.'. its w llfc.g to t am- * pk> any part 01 the c ustnixflon t oiler fo.t. o.i i.d net a that warrant h:m n ihink . g that thus- -mo was dm loyal quite as uit.cV iip any a': lie with regard lo th- Senator fium ore* n? 11<> oud lake iho resolution offered by the *c .an the other a day aud prove by the.- iiprcmc outt ?*r I y aajr boiiy of l?n)'6m, that his o;niuoi 3 are no iir re true to tlw constitution of the I oiled Matey loan .*etl.e win.lof the moral opinio a which ln*v b. on > unbilled to the gentleman from Oregon. I don't Hi a ? 1" t tltn Senator ,., might differ with ine ill my op .? hut ti at is my view of the rolntive titaic of the t. o hctwo li Mm am: the gentleman who applies l< r a a j Hi .hla M mm.* li r the state 01 Oregon- He cuti'.eB'hal that the -cuale roi 14 Dot 0 exclude a person lot tueie wi-rrl*, bet liiereniii't he "ino ? overluct. 'the Senator ft in Masqat to sett* t.ad hatter ' how are what miMsaiea he bring* (oi ttar<i luie, lor lie Li nmy himself he brought to nccoiii.t fi r In opinion# which becxpreaeee. i>o remembered itnoilHT party in M power, as t alcal aim j.uf.crlptivo as tint Senator * from Ma-*?ih t, tit they have al, sdy g ue out of powe , ns tie* fci nator may do hot sell'in a short time, lie warned tin* f eontor train Masnuehuretta to he careful what pollloal inenetes he pots s forward, lie Is making a Procrustean beJ in widen he may hlmaelf be cai.e-i to lie one ot per days. *' Mr.Cow**,(rep.>oi l**.,said If members w**re to lie C excluded by mere caprice, ho couitl not te l on whom tho j blow would next full. The question I , what Is this , thing disloyalty r Tl hat are ilr Isiutu* and iliiular He . would like the Senator fiorn Mass.cbu-els to <1* I i.e it. ' Mr. 8t M.vtR read front a leitei to 'he Secretary if ' Stale, signed by thi.lci-n citlzcrs of Oregon, statin* thai * they knew Mr. Mnrke, u in i d been iu tlie habit oi J1 openly tailing agnlu t the go 'i.ti i-i t aid li 1'avwr of 11 the South; that the South w as rirht an* might p. sue- > coed. If tinac tai ls were true, then the ehiliiuiiiitixMii " Oregon was disloyal, and when av.ch pt t" we j r s**I.l " cd lo the ^natc, li tliry .ati to ctnattier them, hey ; olenuily stultify tbetuMlves. ih.it was lit answer. ' Mr. howiHn, (tap.) ot Mich., called attend >;j to other evidence, where Mr. Starke had 'aid tha* lf tin ru wus a war with the South, lis would seil Ins ?' '*; oi ly at ttfty " cetite on the dollar and go and lor ill * South. r Mr. < owajs anld in* r-aked for a dcllnittou an I un example, aim h wn just es wl as li" u n before.* Wu disloyalty talking a aina the goverbtnent, or tailing progeny at hill pticef lie contended thet ho had lio r:glit to go o.itslde thoqttr lldc it I * ? mertlm . d m the constitution, but the Senator (Yotn Ma"arl I* prop. ,ed to !: go .uilalile and makn hi* Individual * | uioii: a .p.allMatin. 1 Mr. IMolititk asked If ho ndni'lted that If Mr. Siei ke iHttil.l I.a hirnili nnil tf linn i h ali^ru ?n . . he. i. . * 1 traitor, thay t< uld expel !i<nt will < ?t > ine net After ' wnrd.-t Mr. Cowa* cui l hi* might My ho would ani-woi tho . pioMlui when It arl?e*. that eaae wee not now lie- , t< re ua. ' Mr. Wiurrr, (rep.) of I'n , wild diatoyalty might l*o delined in unfaltlindnrr a to the ooontrjr and govvriment bjr tarei Hon* . and ay nii-athy, aeida from an (.vo l act, una . like irearon. lie Mniplo 'pnailon la, when aiiall the ,. MenateennnWer the pnailon of dirh \ niy r If u tier- \ in dial. y?i lie ea.tainly ahotil.l not b? entitle t to a ! teal, and li 11 :H . ?, wua the pr jer ilnm settle I. I he <|i. eat Ion. . Mr. Caaijia, (1'nl- n) of Va.. apoke it aotna ength. He ronteni'.ed Ih'i lli# Niuiie Imd tin p .* or t-? elijui.u a peril n aenlwllii no, el 'pi i iAe*' on* lnn u -M i< Hi ro might b? dtlf i < i * a* in* It. i *u o oil jra.lv. lie lied eeeii Bft--en rapntni' t t Iwrgin : the i' at-r rim Mnean-in n tta with iluioyeltj . i.i norei would lecture hjr a i i ? t t" b? held-uitiuNinaie n( lo the nlearurt'ol tin . H- i , 'it. r re* mia Ihei. lint, *lr, ttli.i l"thi; I y tin ir ! ir y?<th t rloc* It mean? la the lojulty of II 'fie (?rf I jr rjiiejip.n fd bj any otief And yet wn? mil lie or ol the vci y flrrt to ailV'?atP tho | rdirtnl'A ?t" lit ih?- r ilean no, 'tilt wing them to (to and ren* ulx ng iii Ir tpnfi I * exlatrncvr i do aril tloAlro t> Iih|a;hc1i tho nn>t<irel any jntib .tlf yi.u a:Iom in 10 t o Ihejil 'g 1 what I.; lojr iltjr, I would ; ai i t Ihl? ; wo r . p, , ir 'h-i In-* || nil the ore now p.-Jo r Hi ti,i .p, ^ tl? 'mat the hn?t* truli which gone men .hire pre-* on,., i-Inch arc i* l-titd t- din > < t " oil i , <|f aiul. mid In iC >r ' I Hi it '. f W 1 ?, ion .old In- f| evoli'Hrr'r? iw if tl Ha ami* I > it in a ire p kvj y?I'. dgi: n from II I h ' s, , im.oI al RK H

', FEBRUARY 27, 1862. t<J tbem to enter on auch a ay mem or ly tela Hon ia has been proposed b> the Sonato lor the last few days?if we are to be permitted to say who rave the createat aid and comfort to JefT. Levis ana hia rebellioua lands, wh ther It waa the man with arms iu bis hands >r the Senator in hta place who advocatrs such propoaiLiona an these?allowing mo to be the Judge, I would say the Sen '.tor gave hiin the great* st aid and comfort. Mr. Wu-Kinson, (rep.) of Minn.?Tho telegraph announces that tiovernt r Harris, of Tennessee, propones to :a)l the Legislature together to allow them to repeal the ?ct of secession and other like acta. Suppose that State ibmild send Oeunral Pillow here as a Senator, would the -enaU-r from Virginia vote to admit him V Mr. L'arulb? 'Iho Seoatorfrem Wisconsin (Mr. llowe) mis well answered that question. If she sends Pillow fiere we will try and hang him as a traitor before he xitild be allowed to p-esont his credentiala. Mr. Wiuunmis?'11.ai does not at swer my question. Mr. Cist'is?1 cannot conceive that such a prop, aitlou will aver be presented to the Benato for its consideration, and gentlemen have not, and cannot, by any just a guinor.t, supiiort propoeitioi s Itore wl.it li violate all our ideas'. cot only of honesty, but of common sense. If ihnt docs n t answer tho question I con let a 1 am not capable of answering. If the gnutleiuan will ait hero and nt questions njid suppose cases vi hit h never can arlso. tie must try and extend his inquiries a tittle further, and now?' ih-Jin for himself. Now,sir. what Is loyaltyf Iho bon.lot f. < m .Ma aachuaelts?for whom I entertain leo'di gaof gieni kiu'lneta, tieis t ally, but fr< m win m I lili r p liticniiy, .o.'o cult:?has Informed us what I is pini'>n is; It t, sir, 1 have to w lefote me a republican a,>cr, published in Now Jersey, and 1 have fourteen titers from the Northeru Status, charging, and if I was \?i rn as ajuror, 1 mlgl t say pr? \ injr, disloyalty on iliat i :.ator not only lor Lis utteraueir uml semiuien s, bnt his acts. And one of the acts ciied in llio proposition hi gruvoiy submitted to the Senate tlie other day, to blot >ut of existence o'.e-. en of tlio I alt s of this Union. Hut, di , the test of loyalty is preset ibed by the constitution, url the test ol' fldelity is tho oath to support the c mstiiitiol. j tuid the constitution having fixed the text and undo lit t the LUuidurd, I mainta u that the Senate hits io power to go bcyoi.d it. A though 1 have carefully uusider. d and read that lustr. lie ni since tho Senator 'rom Massachusetts asserted thnt loyalty was one of the pialiflcations ol a Senator, as provided by the coostitu. cn, I i:uun< t find tt.<?fhere is the requirement to lake he oath ? litch tho forndere of this I nion b lieved was ho tost t.f loyalty and fidelity, aud when taken it prelludcs tho Senate from any further inquity or inrestigation as to the fact. The senator from ent.tylvania (Mr. WiUnot> 8a>s that dlloyalty i? infallhl'ulncss to the government and the c^nstiailion. Hut, sir, who is to judgo of tlie unianhfuliiess o the constitution? That is a qnestlon involving nrueh NT party fieling. Tho party of that Senator may have id n in the actioi s of the party wnh which I have u ted hat which thoy c iisldor unfaithful. Rut, sir. I have liscover^d lit the actions of that Senator, in days g no >y, what, In my opinion, was unfaithfulness to the condilution. I nevor can consent by my vote or my action lere to declare that tho Statos of this t'nx n sh'.ll hold lubordlnnle to the pleasure of the senate their right to representation upon this tloor. No such provision and no inch law was ever, an 1 I venture to assort over would ke, put in any constitution adopted by tha wiio, good and patriotic men who formed our present constitution. We dlould best serve our country in this hour of trial by <i?e|t all that is best to preserve Intact the constitution tl o country and the rights of the Stfttcs and the rights .4 the people under them. i... OuiaiAtt, (top.) of Ohio, stid the question was not ae of disloyalty, but whet her Mr. Starke should be sworn a, and whether u single Senator conlu prevent his being wo:u in by ?*/arte testimony. At the explratioi ol this 'ongress, he, with only thirty other members of tho SniMe, was left, and If thbruite was to prevail, u would n in their |>ower ever after to exclude any ntbor Senator, id such a rule would ovorthrow the government. The ountitution provid<e that the Senator shall take the utb, but it does not provide when or whet c. lie might ike the oath anywhere. Mo wna Inclined to think -om the evidence that Mr. Starke was disloyal, yet ho ould nut re;use Oregon a representation. If (leuu' al ilJuw should be sent here, wo would expel him before ho >uld tako his seat. He cited various cases in England 'here |>ersons were expelled for offenco* remitted luug sfore. Mr. XKCMBfix thought the Senator from Ohio stated mie very extraordin try propositions. That the oath Mild be administered anywhere and by at.y body; that e could expel a person bc-io. e bo took the ouih an i was member; and the Senator from Virginia scams sir eked rat the majority can exclude a per. i n. Why now thirtyve is a quorum, and twenty-four two-Uiirds,and thereire twenty-four can expel any member. That is the law ow. It must not bo assumed that tlio Senate acts from tare caprice. If they do that thou the government is g .od ir nothing. He contended that the Senate bad a porlect ifiii ui me quaiiucauons 01 momoers. jiu gaia mre bad bean numerous precedents hi tba case?tlie road seal case In Now Jersey, and others. Mr. Shmuiaii said that was unit err illy considered on tinge. Mr. Tanunu. continued. Ha contended that tba mate hud a right to exclude, aad was adding no now aliflcalion. Mr. laxos, (rap.) of Onn., said there was certain Crimea against bla loyalty. To that the gentleman lus H made a denial. Ha elntply said he waa wiling to dee tba oath. Wall, thai waa aaerely rayuig that he ouhl take the office. He knew no ditleiencc between a ader of the rebullloo and raen wM upheld the rebel on, and presented themselves with claims to a seat ere. Mr. Harris, (erp.) of New York, spoke ei. length, con ndiug ttiat the constltutton settled the riguts of .States d of the renste, staled the qualificati ons of dei store, lid Ihu Senate hae no power to go behind the coustituon. and the questions, rights and powers of St tos. e thought there was a wide duilniiiuu to Oislo.alty. ho affidavits ware vary unattis actory, and rus; ici its or# not evidence. Yet the Senate waa asknl to deny imlttaiico to a sot orsigu Slato on such e\ t letico. Adjourned. House of Representatives, wasiiix^jus, fob. 28, 1892. jscmimiatios or oss. ii.u.ls1 K's HMCJCST t.AMKRAI OMOUt. Mr. Vooiuiiks, (opp.) of Ind.,asked leave to oilers reilutton tendering the thanks of Congress to HiVi'T encral McClcllan. Mr. Lovkjot, (rep.) of 111., objected. Tho resolution commends the contlmonts ar.d policy vowed by General Halleck's goneral order of February 3, already published, as eminently wise and pntrk tie. nd In strict conformity to the constitution, and t! at tho rsr should be conducted la accordance with lie same, nd that the thanks of ?ingress are tendered to Cru ra' lallcck fur said order, and for his ti i'.ltary achievements i commander of tho 1'epsrtmi ut of Slisso iri. YKRIIAI L1RU 1HS AXXn'XTS or THE KBIIICKAL OKtliK U U1KH8 1? VKW T RK. Mr. Van Wtok, (rep.) ol N. Y., oflbred the lol.owrlng solution, which was adopted:? K"?nlved, That theComnilttre on Government t'n itriu a lie Iree e l to inquire Into the amount of mom )? n oe.veu hy ic federal nllu ers In the eity o N w Yor. tiy > li " e .il !': t .l.crM aleo.ia to the omierrk n -lid i n . f Co 1,.* . mi Iki'.m a. i.Imi the tortus. . num. . .st on* Ml p:t f in Inter < unit hi t hi I grin nil urru I < ,1.1 ei.. I.a ..ing anil in a. I lori I n i .n l! > i v of it York; al*o when the ninca weie roe, at.vu, nil * lio nie nuw luli reawU in t..c *amr. SilKl.Ml.KT 'K XI:. VAX tVYOK FKOM TIEK ? IMIUVA 1 HIP O: T1IK 1.0VIHX1I.T CXlMR lIT AKl> lMY'Ot I Tl?. AHV f KHi'm (neniTiiKv. Mr. Van Wrm, (rep.) of N. Y., wld..'rj ng the leaker, announced hi* dartre to bo c < . <1 iiviu x. ving as Chairman ot tho Committee oil On. erBment >u tracts. Komo wwli slnco I Info, tie d i. ) eol>r.gue* should resign my place cnth cl) on the v mil.liter, so lint another could lio appointed, but tli") -isbiad tint Hlioulit continue hh one of the m mt . r-, i''jvotiu>; ?uch line in 111 service us I n>nl I ?;?.io h<>. oiledl"g M o enitmcnts of waini and generousfrb'ti-l lup h" < rt? > naiitf. sted on Heir port towr-d no. I On not feet -.t Iberty to disregaid their wishes. Tlie committee in* el linn li to d<>, although the m.llliicliiug integrity ami ii.tiling wutchrnln is of Secretary Nontei ir . \ * li ?f nony of lis cares. I would also ask t?> In ?v n*. d from orv ii g as Ctal. ii an of the (Joinm ttco on lievol'd "'iary *t" 11 r t il a. I Im (Imimi.ih nils I thai, as hi the rtrii mn * dp rom w hich the fi'iillt'iiian ant ed to be excusr I t in itvIco, that wns aip colon fir the e .in in It to* to dot rnine. 1HK I'AHK or MM. I ITll.V The House procroded to tlio const Je-at Ion of tlio t ptnti lot tlon rnso of thn Sev.-nlh Cong.oSKl i al i .s'ro i of Hrgln la. Hi . Wi Rcr ncn, (irp.) of Ohl t, mail t .incd tliat there s no proper ovidene that Mr. Upton, the sluing inoni. >er, receivsJ any votes. Heme the (. iniiiiiico on Ki oict.s report unanimous!) against him. Mr. t??iKiwint. (rep.) ot V Y.? argued that the other i< m>>ers from VI plnla were admitted undor thn Shi-io iw wUii h governs Ih n core, the only ditlorunce being a* u the in ruber of von r. Mens a. Rinnt.it nnd Kw*itsr>?ji spiks in favor of, an Ir Mimtimji against Mr. Upton's cUim. Tho a diject ?a* ihl over. ttr trrjtntJt or ntrt'ssKW, ttvuh t voru hh mnr arin.o TlnMSKNT. Hie House concurred in the -emit : am"! Intent to the ill fixing the numb -r of KpmuMhw, munch:? liere mall be two huudfud and I'ti ty i u ii. ri.oe:> uiitlor ic census of 1880, and alt ad.lti al rei ro. e tul.ve for riiiirylt-unla, (ihlo, Kentucky, I.ltDois, lo.ia, Minnesota, . uiunt and Rhode Island,owing to largo fractious of io i Klalilirhod rati ). A 'jour nod. Non?Arrlval or tlio \nrorglnn.I Tomi i?n. l eb M?1 P. M. There are or yet no signs of the sleanisl i,t Norwegl.,n, iw due nt this port, with Liverpool dale-. ot the 13th i<1 Londonderry of lh" 14th iinnnt Ntwi from Aruliln. GREAT FLOOD AND I.ARGF, I Ol' I.IVR. I) MTOV.Kob. 2'., IStW. The followina letter h#e been received at theolliteof i? American Hoard of Fore Ian MleSluna in tl.ix < ty:? ItHVROI T, Jill'. 15, JW2. There has been n flood of roin nt Vcc?a. Ti: c li n <'<t llyoa w. re li t atitl o- e-'bird "f the r ty *\ . vri. ie (trout aw red tnoeqi e Hn>am lib .the .1 v it." * , i? ll..?? llhntk Sb iiu t :bmo< d u. I 11.< i t tf m y , lit".-1 li tr ; I. [ERA J IMPORTANT FROM TENNESSEE. The Kr.en.lion of R.ihTlllc by the Rebel.? Het re* t of the Rebel, to Murfreenborc>'?Martini Law Proelalmrd by General Grant la We.t Tenne?ee, Ac. St. Loots, Fob. 26, 1862. A Fort Dooelson despatch to the Dfmnrrai of yester- I day say. a boat Just from Oarksville reports the evoc nation of Nashville. The Union citizens of that place sent a boat to Clarksville, which towed ono of oar gunboats for their protection. The rebels, with Governor Harris, retreated to Murfn-esboro'. Governor Harris Dinned all llio Stale documents beforo leuv ng. General Grant lias declarer) martial law over West Tennessee, with the understanding that when a sufficient numbor of ciliscns of the State return to their allegiance, and show a desire to muintaiu law nil order over the torritn-y, all mi'itary restrictions shall be wiihdrawn. rost.il facilities uro extended to Clarksville, and tho mail bugs will follow the Hag. Chicago, Feb. 26,1862. Reports from rebel sources represent that u stand will bo made at Columbus, Randolph and Metriphis. Fo cus aro concentrating at the latter places, and the streets of Memnhis are barricaded with cotton bah s. The report, of the pacification of Tcnnesaoe are denied. The last Murfrei sburo' pajiers oontain a savago war speech from Governor Harris. The mortar floet is llnished. Nothing lias transpired in reference to Columhi.s. Letter from a Port Doiielsott Itcbrl Prisoner. St. bona, Mo.. t>h. 21, 1862. At tho battle of Dover the Fifty-first regiment of Tennessee Volunteers (li t not los': a single man: hut in tkesur render of Fort Donolson there were 186 in the aggregate taken prisoners. Pi nrteen commissioned oiiicers an 132 privates are now at this place, on their w y, as I understand. to Chicago. 1IIin< is. The health of the prisoners is not good; but with the kind attentions pan! us by tho ofllrers in command, and the cap aln of the steamboat I.ebau"n, P. M. Pavl son, it is impiovtng. Major Stark, of the I' ll ty second Illinois, in his courtesy and kindness, has already got the good will of the prisoners, ami wo hope bo will remain wl'h us during our incarceration. We all re*ret leaving Captain Davidson, with his h"at. Wo will sny this nn ch, for the hcuutll of our Iriouds and ret .tivs at home, that our treatment has been more as g' ests tlian as prisoners of war, un<l wo le d conlldoM that it will continue J SLAUGHI CAKIU'lHtRS, Adjutant of Fifth regimor.t Tetinussoe Vol ulcers. INTERESTING FROM NEW MEXICO. Great Enthusiasm off the Union MenAll the Citizens Under Arms?Tho Rebels Advancing en Port train. sVe. Kansas Crrr, Feb. 26. 1662. Tho Santo Fa mail, with dates to the 10th ictt., has arrived. Sibley's proclamation did not have tho desired vtfbet. Instead of rallying mon to his stand*.' d it has strengthened the Union army by at least two regiments, and placed nearly all the citizens under arms. Great enthusiasm prevailed in the counties of Bernalillo, Benicia, Socorro, and in the upper couulios the militia have turned out in large uumbrs. Advices from Fort Craig are to tho 7th inst. The Texans under Silbey wore at Fort Tborue.flfty mho* from Fort Craig, advancing on tho latter place. Their supplies wero scarce, their transportation p>or, and their only alternative was to light or starve to death. Our fetks are anxious for a battle. They havo ovory advantage, and arc oonfldont of success, providing there be no treachery. . A grand pontifical mas9 waa bold In all the churches of the territory on the 10th, to pray for the souls of Catholics killed in battle. List of Properly Destroyed by tbc Rebels at Bewllng Green, Ky, Residence of W.L. Cnde: Wood Pork house of T. yulglc-y k Co. Mock of hides belonging to Campbell It 8mithWsshington Hotel. Three stores adjoining. Store of Moore k Kline, druggists. Gently k Gwln. shoo dealers' store J. D. Hiae's grocery store. Hossb) belonging to Mrs. C. T. Dunnteoe. Slmwer A Mitchell, merchant tailors. Bouse, behmgiug to Mrs. H. T. .-'tmlh. McClure* Fuaetll, jewel ere i. H. Wllkins. lawyer's olhca Dr. W. D. Helm's office. 11 fh Barc.ay's drug store. Hoi.se, be long leg to Mr. l'endleton. Morehouse, ticloiigiiig to John II. Graham. Livery stable, owi.od by J. T. Donaldson. Saw mill, bel<>ogiug to 1). B. Campbell. Hour mill, beioogiug to Judge Payuu. Pork bout* of V. I'.lnru. Amphltheatia, on I be fair grounds. Tobacco factory of Haiuptnu, Priti bell & Co. Kallroad machine ahoy, called (be round bouaa. The MoCloud House. The Highland Hot.se. Major Mctaoodwln's aiore. The bridges were also destroyed. Besides the aboeo, large q a iti'.lej of |>ork, beef, flour, augar. cottou, tobacco, molasses and all kinds of army sto a aud in uu it tons of war wore burned ?r other Viae il? atroyod.antatting a leas of evet a million of dollars on tlio various owners, and nearly a million more ou the cn.niy. The Cautpnlgn lit the toulliirrat. DKhkAT OK A HKBfcl. BAND AT lNihirKNDKXOK, MO. Kansas City, Feb. J6, lsk2. A skirmish occurred at Independence,on the latli lust., between a detachment of Ohio rnvalry and n bind of rebels headed by buaiitrcl luik. r. Ihe hiitor were routed, with a baa of throkiiiei, several wwrnltd, and soioial taken prisoners. A q.mitlty nf arms was also captured. The I'nim loss whs one k. led at>d thro# wounded. Oar Slilp Island Corri'sponrienre. I'smtn j?tat*i Hi v r i: ivwhi.I OrrSinrl-c and,lot*. 10,is>i2. j Ilumjlkt GumboiMl Ausairla /mw .Ye 101 * ? Trip on l Share nl Ken W et?At ?.'?< .Mr*,. itt. Ihn..?S nr. on I'ta ft and Ptiln on lie V. We le.l New Vo' k ou thj ."let of Jut .arjr, and alter a posmni run. with Iho exception of one or two days' 1 ro ifh weather, roachid Key West on the Sth, at which i port we fiaind a great number of vessels! bclttdlngeeve ral of Porter's mortar fleet. Your correspondent availed hlrn^.l or a run ashore, and whs much u Monadic j to Cud such lilc an.' ativlty throughout this hereto/me quiet and exceedingly dull I pia> a of s'journ. Afier coaling ship, which occupied a day mil a half wo weighed anchor and siood for the Foulh l a uf the Mississippi. Lying there for about an hour, wo .i t under wi y lor Ihe South vest loss, where wa r c.t 1 the steam frigate Cotorndo and tl s latoly captured rend taamer J. t'. Calho n. Wo nn\t c sl'.ed at I n?a I'Oulrc, and this in ruing nr rived at this place, In llitesnuava fro.it now York, and ru'ter baring fnlly demonstrctoil the su eri a sailing and tc iiiiiog I|iial!lirs of the Kanawha, It being Iter Ail \,i mi' Nho will In evorv d tai, liivoial.lv vri'li any of the new gunin.at*. The c:i;>ta ii. Peblp'T, un4 lh? Mrit IJoutcuiit, A!.en, are itwvl or < out unci. Thi crew lio\.) hei u < oiiatanUy drilled ul lb Ron*(of which ma hove roir), and a- mint of the < a have prevlmiMy bwalntha navy, we ooiy m e t a cbauc. lo |.rov? the (Iff'' iK <( i-?iity of moii up to i < p "Bel ncy 1 and hlph atandarS id the vcaael. At pieaelil Ship laliilid present* one o I e lie At pic. t irovpin view*, with lb* whit- P nta p.i M.iig >ti the lillwlule mud,and a^uaCa id untionmd i.ioi. .c > ,ng lo nnd fro,the country Itacli atruuiily r -ri.hl iir, i;i |?<lut of aoenory and product*, that p.. i>l. .ilel fertile t?.> in New York linrhor, known m- "Coi > > a . I."' We ho I ocarcely dro pod our "inudlmv! ,v' en we wen mile I P> lew off a nchxmor from ih r. tntluii. w 'deli wan wade lad t? hur. K<>r the avou <1 nine we "lei p i,' wheu we were Hpeallacrt topo In pi unit i I u en. ill I lm.1, caditalulap two nu n. which had dnncd out t eo. We iior up eP a.n :uni bad In e on the i ?in t f r Iier : iibrn.t un hour, wlmn we duo nveied a dark tkil'iiMn ,' i m the wave*. Aa we approach tf we -iv. cred a Jar-to t ' |ia|M'iiilt<l trim a i mi e n "Urn of ilirint. , nnd (aonu I Hearing, wo Preatne siat. ?d that it wa? the < li (Colour bpnicc. Ilavl' R to" built ship, mill thty ,ii i,lin y w'o I we eabout U? leiive tu-in t" til'Ii fato,b< uioipi.iefriiti. ! tic, * hen. oi l-i.it. tin y were a iio.y on tie deck i our veai ret, they th'iliko I le u. We pave them a ,,f Kr k, an i a I eiioiit ol thee ok'a pat ley, which in i ah" t time h i . the dealrod ellei.l. Inttrrapdun of Tiavil ti? tin llaattianl. I'm i. n. K. i. y i oi?. No mail* have boe.i received lu ;!ii* city i. i any r|imrter, either yealerilay or P duy. The train from Hueton yorte.day men.I , n*i; ar. ml pte-afiipeiH at Wella,; croaa the Miner oh - ,> a. with th.i tram from thi* city ihla mo. Dink Th tiwniar rite here ahout half-pual one o'clock thie iiip r,,o u Nuprrmr Court?* Ireiiif. Itiifi to lloa. .l uliro l(.i uani. Fin. 24.?Etiwn-d (MuM m tt'i'iuMi . hricic?This ?ra' rvi notion for fT"xl? ? Id nnrt ilo t\in >1, iiuionuttaf lu |1 .T-lt* tn. The ?t f-n''n:'f pi. n? <-?l <Um.ve to a porum cf the (t'M'dn In re?1 n r the rutin. <vhi< ii <!n im ? he lOr.t'-'rt 'I iinwwntc. inHk> jury nmUn l * tor| 1 <*? r%,t tlie full am ntr r itmrd, wliit Into ' . 41 ,att4 08 L D. TRICE TWO CENTS. NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. Effects of the Recent 'vale Along the Coast. Loss of the Steamers Hoboken and R. B. Forbes. Failure of the Attempt to Lay a Telegraphic fa hi. I.M.. I'hn.n n.? lr. Urn if vuwiv aiiubs uutsa|idaac imj? Reported Lom of the Steamer Express. THE NORTH CAROLINA EXPEDITION. *oktrk<s Movrob, Feb. 25, 1802. There was a very severe blow here from the west and northwest yesterday afternoi n and last night. The Cumberland, at New|Hirt News, dragged her anch'irs.aud several schooners pot adrift. Some damage was done in the Heads by collisions. The s'tcamor Express is topoited lost on the Eastern shore. The steamer S. R. Spaulding arrived here this afternoon, having loft Roanoke Island the day before yesterday. Mie brings mails and passengers, but no news l'.y tho steamer Spauldiug we learn of tho failure of the attempt to lay tho telo, aphlc cable across the bay. On tbc day that tho Hobokcn Balled sixteen miles of tho cable was laid in the most successful manner, when operations stopped for the night. On yosterday the II iboken was occupied in taking soundings, when the severe gn'e of wind which sprang up on that dav struck her a'oout noou. Her atoain pipe boko soon afterwards, and she became unmanageable, drilling utron Cape Henry, where she went ashore and broke in two last night. A 1 hands remained on the wreck until eleven o'clock this lorenoon, when tho Spnul ling took them off. It is stated that the Hob <k jd passed within sight of tho blockading steamer Cambridge, but that the latter took no notice ol her. A couplo of other vessels also pawed the Hoboken without rondoring her any assistance. i be Hoboken ia a total lose. Alt hands were saved. The remainder of tho cable, about fifteen miles, was destroyed before It was abandoned. About an equal quantity is laid in the bay, and the ond is btioyod up. Mr. Hcis8, who was supc.iutendlng the laying of the cable, goes to Washington to-night. The gunboat R. B. Forbes was wen by the Spaulding ashore noar Nag's Head this morning. White flags were displayed on all the houses in the vicinity. The Eastern State sailed for Hatteras this morning. A Hug of true? took about thirty prisoners to Craney Island to-day. Major J. T. Sawyer arrived at Norfolk yesterday, having left Elizabeth City on Sunday, at twelve o'clock M. lie represents everything quiet in that locality. He aye that the entire Union fleet left the waters of the Pasquotank on Saturday morning, but that two of them returned again in the Evening. He also states that hut few of tho inhabitants remain in the plaee. The Wilmington Journal of yesterday says that Ave or six Union gunboats have entered the Roanoke river. The Are of yesterday continued during the evening, ?d a gawd wan kept up all sight le pvivl it sprsading. Creat credit is due to Colonel Beadlx sad the members of the Tenth New Yerk regiment, who all worked men1 manfully,and by their eflbrts prevented a most diaaa' trout conflagration, which ?h threatened by Um high wind. Newt from th? Itoath. [From tho Richmond hxamincr, Fab. 21.] UNION MIN IN TUB REBEL GOVERNMENT WORKSHOPS. We announced in our yesterday 'a iaaua that forty of tbo employes la the government workahot* had, on Tuesday laat, refused lo lake the oath of allegiance, and we should hare published their namaa but for a poeltire order to tho oontrary, given by 6eoaral Winder to the gi'tiUemaa at the artillery works who has the lint ofthe iecuaanta in poaaiaslon. Yet, though theseaaaeantre hipt aocret. the faet that an large a somber of trailers have been hitherto employed in thoae Important rionartmenta, the laboratory and the artillery worka.haa given rue to much engry excitement and indignant e minent. Men recollected yesterday and compared notea of ri.mora which have from time to time come to ua regarding the qia.ity of the ammtinition furnished by this city to our a-my on the Potomac. It has been told hare, and never contradicted, that thW Hi. Ltnond fixed ammunition whs ao mean, and even dans g.Tous, that the Washington Artillery refused to use IB alter the first rxierltmuii?one of theahulie, designed to b thrown half a mile, having exploded within ten leet of iho gun. A shell is sl?> said actually to have exploded b< f< ro'leaving the liar, el of a cannon of the Tendleton Ait llery. And. furthor, it is said that not one in ten of the Richmond shells exploded at ail, ao defective are the fusts. Since the discovery of this large parly of our ci (mn in our midst our people think they perceivo already ojcplanation ot the complainta of the artillery eorps in iho Held. NEW OB1.BANR. 1 he city or New Or., aim It re pre# nted as having boan msilo almost Impregnable. 'Die shell road and every a white of approach to th<> city are defended by very l?>\verful batteries, sweeping them for miloe; while on ep nor side idled trees forni an impenetrable abaltis out Into tlio swamps. And to man the forltdcatkms nut aid In the defence I'uey have a lorce of no lasa than 80,000 m n, under Major <General I.ovull. AFFAIRS AT Wri.NINOTON, N. 0. The WilmliiKbiii Journal complains that that town Is lu.e-lcd by roboei* and muidernra. A few nights ago ii. r.iicra, rjq , was KnucKou aown ana stano-u very severely in the street, near the bouae of O. (?. Parsly, K-'i , l>y two iiiiknown men. In nnotlier part of the city Mr. lh.irboiD, a biker, and his brotlier-in law, Mr. Moure, were attacked by unknown men. Mr. T. 8. whittaker was also wayiald in the street, but he tired on his , nssaiiiuis and compelled tlietn to retieet. Meaars. Ilenry 1 X>>. ihri.p .mil Robert Houston have also had enroi.nlers ' m the sti cot after night by highwnvmen. The Wilmington Jou iuil, re erring to law leesncss in that city, says:? lb a evil is getting to b" intolerable, and will net eastla u i ha bringing u,i of cvory -mknown man, so that be ma. h - made to give an account of hlmeelf. Hia evident that we Intvo mong ua .* gang of robbers sad murdercis. It .a dangerous for any citis-m t-i go eat at nlghl, to |oa\e Ills door unbarred to answer a knock. Thie IS lua'tp|iortabl< and must In' put down. The authorities arc .ivti rmmcd that it shall be Krl iay last was observed at Wilmington as h day of fasting and prayer. AKFAIKft AT NOHFOM. Captain Coldsliurongli adve Usee at Norfolk for la* re1 emits lor Oomiwny A, Klret Maryland regiment. Hy order of Colonel Robinson, every male rtttzen be wc ti tho ages t.f I'lgh.cen and forty-live. not now in the h i ivii volunteer set vice, anil reeldent within the city of Notiolk, whether exempt from military duty or not, will tur hwilh leiort himself for enrolment to the c tumandMil of Id.' r< uipatiy. Those i-lalm:rg to be exempt will also report tho c aim to or ranee ot each exemption. Marine Dlaeitrrt. Rostov, Feb. J0, 1H62. Tho following vessel* went ashore atHolmea' Hole ? ship Grotto, from Havre for Rath; biigod; lull o* wapr. II it Indenendenre. from iTenfuecoe for St. Johns full of w*tar tl.'lg Kndaraa, from Mntanrah for Portland, fnll of wator. tl: I, Marcla, from Ktlzab-tliport tor Doston; light; wHl g"t < if. Hchonnar Marcla. from Turks Intend for Boaton; loat r "??! r; light: will (pit I rl nntior Ehatarn bight. fioir Surinam for Huston; Wk rod.hr mir gat'lf llrlg I tlirln, from Unrda.ian .or Portland; full of water Kivkm IIkao, L. I., Kab. 26. 1 Hil2. Tlio rehooncr Antelope, f'apt Speed, of San *' anctaco, fbrrrjorljr of Bunion, with 4tm barr.ua <>t utukerel, to XVnodriilT ft KobtnaoB, of Now York, baa run ashore In ilw Wound, opposite tliia ptas, ihhI la In a linking condition. OunjjtiuiiT, I,. I., Feb. 26. 1862. Ilie -cUooncr Meteor wont aahoro on Plumb lalund jencr.lay morning during .t heavy gale. Sho wet bound, unit lumber and old from New It I .-d to New York. Thacro.vcoualat.ut of th cj b ib.? caplain. All b it the captain perlahcd. T .c i total loan