Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 2, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 2, 1862 Page 1
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Y.II . f4 ! "R NE T H E v The Heported ISvaruati <|harris(I)NVILLC ' J? ' ^ IY ^h^%OHNST0 \BUTlER y -^f^v^^OSfiEDLAi ^2/ yflEBMHACfL AUDACITY | TA 71 I STOCKIST \\ Sk'l .J^ys|p s^^^OBANey / ONEOSHO ^ ^^K(rJ L CASSVILLE^ SA J Slfeow // _^^,6TFfDmVILLE ^F^ettEVI4E \ Y L DAIWANO^^^J^ y A IN V J LLL/7-^^- . HOT SPRING M ARCHIOE^^fe^^ i ffxHt!^\ Wrw *.W PrflfccrfgRll^ THE PURSUIT AFTER PRICE. The Route Taken by the Rebel Array Under Price, and Their Pursuit by Gen, Curtis. positions 01 jjentonvwe, uross nonows and Fayetteville. THE BOSTON MOUNTAINS. The Important Points Along the Mississippi River. MAP OF THE COUNTRY, Ac., Ac., Ac. Wo again present our readers with a beautiful map of tho localities near and wost of the Mississippi river, now actively being brought under their notice by the onward march of our troops. Tho map takes in ail that country between St. Louis and Jefferson City on the north, and tho Junction of tho Arkansas and Mississippi rivors on the south, and embraces all thoao places in Missouri made known to ua during tbo present war, nt tbo same timo showing all other objects of note or interest in that part of the State. The roads by which Price's camp at Spring Hold,during this last campaign, was reached by the forces under General Davis from JeJTerson Pity, and those under the other gln^rals from Rolls, are plainly laid dow^. From Springfield the rcbola retreated by way of Casavilleto the border, over which they pasted, and took up a position at Ityntouville. General Curtis soon drovo thorn from this point, at\d our troops took possession of the village. As it will doubtless be interesting, we give our readers a SEETCn or MNTOWVILL*. Rcntnnville is a postal village of Bontoa county. Arkansas, of which county it is also the capital. Tt Is located shout two hundred and twenty-live miles to the northwest of Little Rock, the capital of the Stole, and about twenty five miles from the northwestern extremity of the same. Denton county hae a largo portion of good, ruble I Mid within it, and is liberally R lpplicd with water power. Doth thoeo (|tiolltles aro rory valuahlo to n army, and thereforo it would be likely that either body of troops would b# anxious to hold the ground. The population of thie section of the country had boen much increased during tho Inst few years by imm)grationtntid, but for the troubles cnusod by tho rebels, might have been n very prosperous county. Bsntonvllle Itself hnd, sovcral years cinre, a population of five lu.u drod persons, and this was steadily increasing; hut tho passage to nnd fro of the rebel troops through the village has helped to Impoverish the few person* whu remained in the place after the common, cuv nt of tl> .* troubles in that region. Tbo Union troops now luHt po?sejsIoti of the villag", and Inducements are held out fo- tho return of the Inhabitants, who will find that tbr> arc hotter respected by llioso they tall their im n<V I than they have boon by their co-culiod p .. n,i When tho rebels lofl thi i vi.ioije tliop lock ap ? ,. ,p tlon in the neighborhood ?>t Mu or c.reei a^.i ?i0 iXl Cross lb.llows. tit the former p' - a 'klrm-h cued, wh1- h euiloJ In I .? firth'r (light of the ,-r ,,p , runner '.etiwrai Price, '.s ('n?? H.uowit .* irnw' in I of r I.-,' c: Mr.'' : \r "t."< v ' lj U'l'll loll i.C'l If,' ?.< i 11' I'll V. KiO'iliir . I W ?0 NEW YORK, SUN J) VESTEF 031 of Columbus, Kentuc - ????*. VeiiW* h' ^^^ARTVI OR^HOLIS^I j fcARK#\ / 7\^ Wf V A Joiresni fj (SWJ ^K\^CE^/ 6UFPVrnrnv'^^^^^^^'\ >SALEM! BULCKLQ J UWW rs NTD^^^^^^jamj,* B^^fl ?Y \ SEABcd '^^L 6\owi#^ ^^^UAITT^ERDCK ^NIQN ^!| S 1 IBlENDSFim. r i \^ >\( OS^OTflZ??7G \j?/-\ \ .y^s^^CT SCALE OF MILES \^? \ * '? _V ?P- '.'..VM BHMHMMNBSDMnnMaHBMaMM tlio locality and a tkcicii of tho same, both from a reliable correspondent at the ?c?nc of action. MAP OP CROf-6 HOLLOWS. A? Position where the rebela W4?e ece&thpet!, ae?r the ?prlng,and where they had also erected their winter quartere. BKKTCn OF CROBS HOLLOWS. Thin is now a famous locality, and was selected by tho rebel chieftains of Missouri and Arkansas a* peculiarly adapted to their mode of warfare. It ti situated in llenton county, Ark., on the road from Springfield to Fayettcvillo and Fort Sieiib, about sixteen miles no-<V f Faycttcvilie and eightoec miles south of tho line between Missouri and Arkansas Cross Hollows is so named from the fact that thire ra vines, or "hollows," in the Arkansas vernacular, Inter FOCI :u IIIIH p'Olll. J lin HUM |Mi-r laixi^n - in ..I tu?M rftvincs In a rtirtctlon nearly duo smith. This ravine ii from Keventy-fivo to nun liiunlr*! feel in Uqf.ih, mil u. width varies from i?n to one hundred rods, ii ?'ino places It Is barely wide eii"n, li to per inlt llio pfl .TV ?r ?n> vv '|.on. tin sidos aro abrupt, iliovtilt not pre, ipiim -11.1 i n "i o to i'O earth mm* I'd wit it''eobiiie1' v an I frnptaanii vf broken rotk. 'J'ta ' n;.lh O" lt..>: r: . b itii. una ar: I limit In tie i rill ll." an 11 n\ an ilaa, finiu n rduleni Vno- n nr thiV Hut", a love ,u thieoor flwu' mil' lUTosf. Stnl '.'ovrvflil \s..'li it ! IMS' luwl I'll . * j l.f. Vtil an ? ' "? o f n -a i I'M ?iw Ti'l-i i A VI no la lnt"'?iil "I i'l?H nit diva ll> I ai hvr ai i. Mi* ai* fflV't ee ( n ? #?? t lit y' ?, ? lira an n | .1. u "iii.tljj ?< .fc i? lit.I. m l i l.o ia-lv.:i d 1 R JL i:! AT, MARCII 2, 18C2. 3N QAMF ky?The Capture of Fayet V^QfP_?, \?Sm\?^ fi\ 0T<5) 1 JKjr\ cH-EDDN1A % }/J^sJ*=^MmMB% ^ ~7^yf rX rOUPCHE ,CEMM*M sJK* /) f( I Still another smaller ravine intersects these with a 1 coneral course from northwest to southeast. Theso ra- I Tines are similar in depth and character, and llio sides ef all bavo the same geaeral peculiarities. The radiation of these six chasms forms an equal num bcr of spurr or promontories, all pointing towards a common ccntio, and varying in height from sixty to one hundred reel. A light battery placed on any of these spurs can pour nn enfilading fire through t wo of the approaches. All these hills are covered with a grovfth of timber similar

to tbat on the plateau mentioned above. Tbo trees aro supriuntlv "eatt^ied to permit wsgpos or field guns j to nfidve among them with little difficulty. There Is en ' uqjjerprfiwth of oak brush dense enough to afford partial c< udeitljuent to infantry. At this season of the year i many Of the dead leates adhere to the bushes, and their slmllhjity In color to tbat of the "butternut jeans" worn by moat of the rebel soldiery is very disadvantageous to ohr rill? tftn in "spotting" the foe. At tbo point of intersection of tbo ravinee it a lsvej ole'ared space of several acres, In which the winter quar ters of Mclptosh's rebel infantry wero erocted. These huts were of boards, logs or turf, and completely filled up the cleared area. One of the finest springs in the southwest gushes frotp the point of the first promontory oast of the road and south of the oydh space, afiordiog sufficient water for ell the troops that can camp in the neighborhood. From its sheltered poeitioh and it's flue spring, Cross Hollows has long been a favorite camping grpdnil of emigrants and travellers upon the southern o&rlend route, and its valuo as a strategic point evinces tbbjftcellep:? of judgment or tpe rebel commanders in sel$tipg It ?o"r a tlnal battle with the Union armitfi. / Fasaim; through thefe "^>J1qwb," wo follow the road to the rifvt ihapdrtant pIaco , wt?ioh li Fayettcrille. From recent repots from tbo SJodtb we ye givqp to trndsfstand that the place baj boon destroyed by Ren. McCulloch and his rebel follAwors. This Is but carrying out the plaps nptyr6ntiy%id down by the rebels for their 1 style of waffarj. If they onnnot bold a place they at once destroy [t, well knowing that they will not havo to pay for tbJ rebuilding of tbo same. They would havo In the same niuhWr destrJyed Nashville h^d not the citizen! en mass* rose against tljem, and proyehtid the van dalism. As tho place was of somo Importance, wo glvo a brief sketch of it. barren op pavittiville. Fayettcvlllo was, twelve months since, a flourishing post vlllago of Arkansas, and was also the capital of Washington county, of that State. It was situated about two hundred miles to the northwest of Little Rm k, and wag located in an derated and highly picturesque situation. The whole neighborhood abounds wiih tbo flnest springs of pure cold water and, ns the temperature of tbo climate is vsry warm, this deciders turn is a blessing that could not bo too highly valued. Hie village at one Mine was the centre of a very active trade,and had two I irgn and flourishing schools?one for each sex. The Ozark Institute, which Is situated about three miles to the northwest of the village, was a prosperous neademy for hoys; but whether tho rebels ii..v? allowed II to stand or not wo havo not vot received I ilevimo IntolllfroBi e. The liiPltfnto wan fouinltnl In IMS, nn?l lmd inciruspd In reputation nnd flnnnrc ever i ali.cfl II ww llrhl. cntiibl^lio'l. A In ml odlcn of tnc United f HtAt'K write located in lltix Villain, In which titer o were i iilvo thrno liandeoino chtirelien hikI n well l> . I two i rchi'cctural c?nrt how. Aa in the c t o 11 t I'PiiK'U cintniy, iho cirivrt immsgrnth'U w.w. ?i-tll t >-irnit I? tovinril! li In port of t'..p ''ii'c.i.l ff: _ r .* nvfy pn'l iltAt I ho vllinge wnull mwmltoif jir< p ir11 i x t.i UP* U) l .UliJ i ' 'i lU tot ... tn l;*/>! I o i i imber <' tnlmbilwi;? <1 the vl'l ?|*?* wnx v?r Ia?*Iv, I ! .lift pin I) .?udtfj i iai.n % 4b|i. ' till. vIhv Ih i ff i i y |i?'1 i xr iri T> T Jii I'i A JL ] 3AIGN. ; n< if Seville?Island T3o. 3.0. c U r< piF^\ ff/ m)L?e< s XrrruADTffcc AV ? I ' Q^Mka Sl<A SKfS^j^^ I p^vp^^hesier^ | i> |dallasc | jwthebes, \?cM;? J ban\ cw%| ; ioompield/ jutpaffls**^ bl \ v \av^WsrMWw\ /f. ; f%f I1 vbe'-mo^w j Iwv jmJL 1 len ner p lwyoso^/ js*^ ' i ? ir WmM^noLT I ?^QTf^^OO^POlh^ a HAHHJS \\1 ? f^sm: tennj ^ ; s^^eiviph^^g icGK&V. ja mml the Boston Mountains. Here, for tho present, we will loavo ihem, as the troops aieclumj on tboir track. On tho rlubt hand eldo of the map we start from St. Louis on the north, and pursue the courle of the Mississippi until we reach the well known points of Cape Girardeau, Cairo, Bolmont,Columbus and llickman. Cape Girardeau has orten been described, nnd repetition here would be useless. Belmont has boon noted for the brave conduct of our troops, too fresh in tho memory of our readers to moke it needful that It should bo brought bofore them in review at the present time. We will next glance at the other points. COLt*MBl"8, CAIRO AND HICKMAN. We have already published full sketches of these important points, moro particularly that of Columbus, which we gave on the 9th of February, with a map and description of ths fortiQcatlons, snd other matters of equal interest at tho time. Columbus, being evacuated, loses its Interest as a military point of stratogy, ezcopt in thn event of us beitur made a base of operations for our troops in tbo samo mannor that Cairo baa l>oen so 'ong hold. What may bo (he plans of our generals we do not deem it prudent to speculato upon, or when known to divulge. Time, the groat disposer of evonts, will tell tho (ale. The rebels from Columbus arc reported to have taken up a position on one of the islands in the centre of the Mississippi rlvor. We thcreforo give n SKETCH OF ISLAND NO. 10. This island is situated in the cornor of that bend of tho Mississippi river which touches the border of Tennessee, a few miles farther up the river than New Madrid, although nearly southwest of that point. It Is located about two hundred and forty miles from St. Lonis.and nine hundred and llfty miles from Now Orleans. Tho elevation of the river at thiR point is about two hundred reet above the level of tho delta, at its mouth. Tho average depth of tho water at this point Is from ninety to one hundred and twenty feet, and tho breadth of the Rtrcam from mainland to mainland about nino hundred yards. Tho current runs by the island at a moderately fast rate, and with the power of the three rivers?Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio?combined. Tho island Is nea'' ths southern, or what might be termed tbo '-astern, bank of the river, but that, at this point, tho stream varies from Us southern course and turns abruptly to the north weet, leaving this Island in the southern angle of tho bend. It is about forty-five miles, by tho course of the river, south of Columbus, and about twenty-six miles from Hickman. It is near Obionville. ("KETCH OF OBIONVILLE. Obionville is not a very important point yet in geography, further than that it is located in Obion county, which is situated in the northwost extremity of Tcnnes see, where it borders on Kontueky and Missouri. The Mississippi river passes to tbs north aud to the south o( nki^ndtta inaviBv n land distance between the two water* very inconsiderable. on<1 oasily walked across by a healthy person In less than an hour, although the voyage by water between the same point*, owing to the bemla In the ritor, la about twenty miles. The surface of the surrounding country Is ntarly level. Oblonvtlle is conaected by turnpike rood with Columbus, iu Ren tacky, via Hickman, and with Troy, the capttnl of ih< county. ImpsItir southward, wo next como to the forte hordeleg on and threatening the passage of the river. ?>< ? l<mier oo-aMen wo gav* drawtngi and full de,scripti< t of n t:.< ?,> for' , tuid tVo oforo do not at, the prenew t ft doom it reeosaary t > repeat that Information. W?wl, purs on, there"' -e, to Mi ntphis.lle point to whlcJi t1 n hi C to. .mi of T> tun . m o flhd hiu Legislator id!the arri 11 of the t.'bton trisip'i at Nai livlli*. 1 UTtrr CM.Ttt tip 'It' Pitts. The. tee moe-mea', of >. >ort.ur lir.rr' and ft" I od.-'l u i to this pir.ra In tf .a u.? ?...t. . t I A 13. 'RICK IT! REE CENTS. ntly before our readers. It is not our intention to give minute description of the city; we have already done lis on more than one occasion. At this liino wo will lerely take it in n geographical point of view, and show by Gov. Ilurris bus sought this place in lieu of any other rnth of Nashville. It is exactly in the southwestern corsr of the State, at a point-where, in i? very short time, bo should again be compelled to renew his llight, he suld run off into another State altogether, and yot main iin his ucmlnul powor until the last moment. A hard >w across the river, and hs_ and lus rebel companions mid bo in Arkansas. A few miles down the Mississippi id Tonnossec Railroad, and they are in Mississippi, etnphis may he looked upon as tho "jumping clV ace of tho State; and thus the rebel Governor and his ionds rush to this pi hit, so that if they should again it cornered they may have a place to jump off at. Memlis is four hundred and three miles from St. louts, and iveu hundred and ninety-one miles from New Orlcgns. iree railroads enter it from points cast of the Missisppl river, and tho ono to Madison, on tbo road to Little ock, has its depot exactly opposite this city. Tho other points of tho map need not be specially sintcdout at prcsett. They will individually dcvelopo lgmselvcs as our armies march onward. Until then o will leave tho map to tell Its own tale. IMPORTANT FROM THE SOUTH. Oar Baltimore Correspondence. TULTiMnwr, March 1,1?82. ate yews from Richmond, Moth-ille, Columbus and Memphis?Probable Dismissal of the Ret el & cretary of War? Movements of General Al rt S. Johnston?l.'s is Collecting a Large Army for Offensive 'ovitien S?T.e Fortifications at Columbus Dismantled and the Curs lie none I to Memphis?7he Ret els Obstructing the Rivers and Tearing up the Railro d Trades, <fc., <fc. I have Bome bows from Richmond up to February 27. acre had been a great deal of discussion at Richmond, nong members of Congress aud other public men, about lo causes of the late disaster at Fort Doriclson anil the jandonment of Nashville, and about what steps were to ) taken in futuro, aud what the future couduct of tho ar was to bo. It was undorstood that Jeff. Davis himilf, who until recontly had been strongly in favor of the tfensive policy, now declares that tho adoption of that >licy was a great mistake, and that it would bavo boon ittcr to havo invaded Pennsylvania and Ohio in the immor or fall, or even to liavo concentrated 10 whole military force of the confederacy for n attack on Washington immediately after tho battlo r Manassas, and that he Is now in favor of changing h; military policy of tho South, if it can bo done. TLe rrath of tho members of Congress is not directed at him, ut against Mr. Benjamin, tho Secretary of War, and Ids ismissal is loudly called for. It Is declared that his inompetence and imbecility aro such that no successes can ttond the Southorn arms while he remains in oiticc. it i rumored, indeed, that he has already rosigued. in ordor i avoid being dismiss id. It is admitted, howeve *, even by the met ardent allocates of the offensive policy, that the inauguration of iat policy at prosont is entiroly impracticable, both om tho want of enough troops and because of the promce of such large Union armies in Kentucky and Ten9sscc. Various plans havo been suggested for tho dent and expulsion from the So lib of the Union armies ow in tlioso States. But tho undertaking is of.such tognitudo as to bo almost boneless A groat deal Is said bout guerrilla warfa o, but v -v little ab ut defeating he Union troupe by the strategic oporntiuus of regular rarfaro. It was reported at Richmond, however, that Cen. Al irrt 3. JUIlimbOll WW loll Vbwn : .1. : , IU iMijp, .11 tho troops which ho c> uld make av.uib.blo, with ho intention or attacking too Union trnii?, cot leg off tholr communication with the North, ond ompolling them to s irrouder. Thero were genlcmcn at Richmond hi.'h in tho c nUdcuc.o of ho rebel government who bolter od that it wes u his powor to do this. U was said that ho had at hi* iommand fully 75,<JOO troops, gplerididiy e ,oip;.ed und ;n i high Btate of discipline, m ! with ; lenly of cavalry in i ield artillery. All tlio gat? that wer a' T? w ing (ire. n, larkeviile and Nashville ltavo hemi s cured, an! e iltlier at Decatur or at Tho hitter pi ire iear the northeast corner of tho State of A'ab nm, ami ho former is forty miles east of K ore co, on the Ten lersee river, and of course forty miles above ih h id oi iteambont cavi-atl t. Thny nre both on tho rail out jotween Memphis and KnnxvlMe. H t? likely ti nt the Confederate a my w II rem.iin at either of these two places lo: ger tUnn wbl be nocesssry to m o whe.tover preparations are ncetio l for net ire and combined movements. It waR un orstood at Richmond that llie for' 10catlons at Columbus wore being dtsnvmt'ed; that a I tho artillery would bo takendewn the Mississippi to Mem 'his. and tlio place abandoned. It was stated that tins entire rolling stock on the railrond between Columbus a d Memphis had been uaad for several days, *ud w is still being used, in tmnsixiriirgcmnon, gan". arris, s a ! amm : tion from tho former t > thn Int er ; 1 .c . It was reported, too, tlii. t orders had been sent lodistr y thisril'r i.i n? soon at this work should have hern acrom pushed. Tb s lattor statement mav well bo doubted. however. It probably arosofrotn the fact tint a member of the rebel Congress from Tenuessec had urged upon the robol tary of War t? givo stich orders, in order to prevent tlio Union troops from using tho road in mamhivg fr m Columbus towards Memphis. resides, It w?g sod the iron could bo used In building the railroads so m eh ro sie r further south. There is very little d uiht that efforts will be made to take up part of tho rails i f tho road, and that all the locomotives and cars will bo drawn out of the reach of the Union troops. The greatest mortification was oxprosscd by tlio members of the rebel Congress from Alabama and Tennessee' at tho recent "audacious invasion," as they call it, of tho e states by the gunboat exped tlon up the Tennessee river to Florence. They declare that the allogod manifestation of Uuiou fooling along tho banki^if that rivor must have been grossly exaggerated; that many of the old mon in Tennessee, and a fsw in Northern Alabama, arc Unionists, the sarao as tho old mon in Kentucky ar , hut there are no able bodiod fighting men along that river, or very few at moat, and that whatever Union feeling was expressed on that occasion va? the remit of the dictates of foar or pru.t' i C" on the t art of a popniatlon entirely unpropareil for reslstarcc. It is stated that the river has Hint* been so obstructed at three different points?namely, at Savannah, lx-citur and (wreola?that the gunboats cannot again pass the latter |ioint, which is seventy-five miles north of the Alabama State line. A member of the rebel Congress from Alabama left K1rhn*<~>nd a week ago, and Is now at Florence, attending to this business. It is slated that before Nashville was abandoned ail tho public stores were transported to Uceatur and Chattanooga. All tho troopo that were at Columbus woro to be concentrated at Memnbis?not for tbe dorenco of that place, Init to Join tho column of General Albert S. Johnston, it ho should need them. It was not expected that Memphis would be attacked immodiately. Any dam<mtr itl< n towards that city would have to bo made down tho Mies.ssippt. and that river is said to he so oha.. noted ust bolow the Arkansas State line that no v?*s*l can He sides, tho defences of Memphis, Including Forts Wright and Randolph,have been greatly strengthened during llie last month, and, with tho addition of tbe guns n m Columbus, Memphis will bo noarly as strongly fortified as tho former placo. There is no doubt that tho rebels will innkc a dosperate stand at Memphis, because if that (alls the Mississippi river is open to New Orleans. Meeting of the fiigel Committee. Tho German Sigcl Commltloe, originally composed of thirty members, held a meeting at Pythagoras Hall last night. It will be remembered that under tbe auspices or this committee a short ttuio ago, the g. oat Gc man Bigot demonstration at the Coo|ier Iustiluto took place, where a recognition of tho merits of General Sigol aud his promotion to asuporlor position were demand. d> aud tho ill treatment of him on tho part of some military leaders In the W'ost, who wore his superiors, denounce!. A committee was appointed at tho Cooper Iustiluto moss meeting, who proceeded to Washiugion and there urged upon tho government tho rlninis ol cnnarni Hicel. Tho object of tho meeting last. night ttu to lake into consideration the propriety of taking further measure* in the promisee. The meeting was organized by Mr. Kredui icb Kapp, tlio President tf the Sigel Committee. Among the prominent member* of the eointnluee present wero Mensm. Slgis tnund Kaufmaun, Juli * Brill, Kaphas! Wail, CapU l*sler Warmke**ei,Kturn, A. Willmann, Frank mVl others; aud, after mature deliberation, thacoinniitteecamo, on root I n of Mr. Frank, to the conclusion to refrain rrom ar,y further public proceeding*, and not lo authorize or pnriieipato in any pubile demonstration* In faror of fletiei al Sigei. on the ground that such would not i nly ho useless, but Injurious, for certain reasons, Hevenil speeches were made, in which the abolition press was denounced ou account of tha manner i.i which the glgcl affair was handled by them. Among tlie papers ccaaurod were the Illinois blantt /.tilung ntut ihe Fo't <Uennan\thay having given currency 10 nitnofn In rcforonr? to (ioncr/il Sigcl which woro 'eemcd injurious. A reaohitl n was introduced to thW fl t, \th'. h, however, Wis l.tli asl'ie I ha pabticatlNi r <ef lain letters purjiortlng to emanate from (ieno, nl . | w * rebuked, and it w?'fiuoatiour i whether th^o 'it. ..i ere i iiu ne. A resolution waa pnsaad declaring , | bti'intirdo to be dissolved, no t '?'-i,t has hut-it sat on foot, however, as already :i""i t get up another demonstration in favor of ,m nl f .-el.ino;dcr toseeuro his promotionnnd h?sr#? . i reprov ntntlve or theti?rm-<tis whoaraets : 'h u.v lor the Union. A preliminary meeting . i i olb d for Monday nasi, which Is to bo com i i us o t'i cluhu and nrraniratloi a i .t" whteit Mm members nf Uie late Higeieom: ' im ,e been in tt"i"