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Daily Nashville Patriot (Newspaper) - January 24, 1862, Nashville, Tennesseep fIf ' .... r- - . v, "I -- r-- ; -JTJIl ( VOL. XXII. NASHVILLE TENN. FRIDAY, JANUARY, 24. 1802 NEW SERES-N- O. 1887 ytospwt g .:. j .TKBMSt .' daily, per annum.... 8 00 lrr.wkly,pramiuio 6 J r wkiy, i"r annum It 00I lor two var. or two Weeklies)fbr ou year, la adnnc, .......... 00rllr. or Weekly ii to b dit- - xitiaued (paid In advanc at tb tiro .ubacribod fur) UM ubirll)r tnimt order, otberwl. II Will bo oontln d, at Our opium, until ld for and slopped. It Mi paid, It mint bo paid at the llmeofdlaenutinuanc or at our optkm If tho party Ii good, It w III bo sent ntll paid. . - Koiuiiuuinea oy man, in "regmiorou- - wiwra, vut NStcaia ' Press . Printing , Concern! 1 liASHVILLE PATRIOT 1. 8. IAB1P & CO Proprietor, ,J V:' Ho. Ill Daadorlck Street. llMit Dally ' . .tt per annum. I f annum. J .' 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WUolesale and UelaU PKAI.KRS IN COAL OILS riaurriNE burning oil, CARBON BURNING OIL, , COTTON 8PINDLK Oil 4 i , BNUTNB OIL, f 0ARAXIXOIL MACHINERY OHi, KUliK, Prtparod add R.Ouod, , ; rRTROLKUM OIL9, , ' CAR AND WAGON flRKAKK,' c'lUAFFINK WAX CAM)IiS; 'ALSO' .:, Exclusively at Wholesale .aolc atuX Cotton tarn 4 11OOTTOMROPR, OKNABCRUH AND WimiNiin, "', 'J I amwjutw aso nutria rfr by purmlMlon to ttKN. Q t. BMITIl, rrMldmnl Hark of Timnwwi. . ... ......iUtin A. piiir.n, mnutr i .r.. A 10 to the following Whole! Mortbautl In lb II ST. . .inn. i WHftjthf Still m IJARDNKR(X) ..- - ' nilU M FALL OUNNlNdTlAal 4 TERMS CASH- - 0f a- - - drtV. t ...ai.A.iBM.au.tl teesrwa kv 4mm(sMsa IVbsirl b!i wot of th Cmifdtfratn Htatn r AinM-- t, 1 tlsjirMF sWIOOmi WHO mm in urm w m. miwwf .1 - -- t i . A .la Miila Ins that rttlfwhaft . v . . i . rt HH it., umihtiid nf nttsinrv William. mo. (MivUliina, KrUmi, Rumnrr aat Won, Id IU . t.u..s 4. ik. .MtlA Of. I at nt EmH- - - sm.. sa Mill k .rrmA nn Sit NsaSthvlll)BjaifBj w W vuwvf iia m v -- - bv. CUrkarlll t Huihm nam of K. M. Brur k Co., for Bufltuf.l tnutirtBta.Big.uindaaldoa R. T. WTION, T.lrgraphle Corrw pondenc CJn. Commercial. FKOM WAglNGTON. The Htbel Foi'Uftcationi at CentrevilU - Coh Ion tn Liverpool ForUrt Mortar tint Nearly Jitady to Sail. ; , ATABiNaTON, Jan. IS Jleoent rpcounoleanoes and reports from deHerlers, ehUblish tho fact that the rebels' position at CentreTllle, whore they seem to nave taken up winter quarters, is defended by twenty-si- x forts, armed with rifled and other exoellent.guns. There wore 10,000 more bales of cotton In LUerpool on Docembor 28th, 18G1, than at the same period of the prorlous year. AitBistant oecretarjr Bcott won t resign at present. Assistant tiecretary Fox will re- turn He hag been for the litst two or three days in New York and Phila- delphia, oYffseMnjr and expediting jTepar-atlon- s for Porter 'mortar fleet, which will shortly ,flail. Stanion Conjirmd Secrttary of War Me-- CltUar Lfore the War Committee Effort! ' to Commute the Sentence of Slave Trailer Jordan Colonel llankin'i Laneert Hue- - . tertd out oj Service What Cameron ha done Recently Government Schooner Sunk bcarcuy and Wgh rneei atCenterville and Wurrenton Substance of the Act Confieea- - ting Rebel Properly, Nigger $ and 'Alt."'. Washington. Jan. 15. Edward M. Stnnton was to-da- y confirmed to Secretary of War by the Senate in Exeo-- utlro Session, by thirty-eigh- t to two. No action on Cameron. , Gen. McClcllan was before the Conduct of the War Committee to day, and answered questions touching the present condition of the army In renpeon to transportation, sub BiBtenoe. and ability to move. Strenuous efforts are making to induce the. President to commute the sentenoe of slave-trade- r Jordan, from hanging, to im prisonment for life. ., . .goL Kankin, with all the luuccri. were mustered out of service to-da- Govern ment retains the equipments. Cameron has thia week transformed Twenty -- fivo cavalry regiments into Infantry. ue nas musierea several omoers out of ser vice who have oharged for recruiting quar ters, wniie using bar-room- s and corner gro cerios. ,, : 'A! Government , 8chooner. loaded with lumber, has been cut through by ice and sunk on the Lower Potomac At Warrenton and Centreville split leath er boots sell from twelve to fifteen dollars a pair; salt at twelve dollars a bushel; tea two dollars per pound; bad whisky one dollar per pint; no ooiree, soap, dry goodn, louder or fences, In town or country, end great scarcity or tnreaa, neeaies ana pins. The report mat uen. Williams succeeds Adj't Qen. Thomas is at least premature. No change nas Deen ordered. Several offi cers are Williams' senior In rank. Tho following is the substance of the bil reported by the Judiciary Committee, to whom was referred Judge Trumbull's bil! of the same purport : Section 1 confiscates to the. United States all property, real and personal, with in its jurisdiction, of all persons who have taken up arms against the United States, or given aid or comfort to (be present re bellion. Seotlon 2 deolaret every rebel having; claim to the service or labor of any other person, shall, on conviotion of rebellious acts, forfeit snob, claim, and such persons become immediately free. And wherever any person claims servioeof any person de olared free by this aot, . he shall not only establish the righteousness of his claim, but also his own loyalty. And no person in the army or navy shall ever decide the validity or tne claim, or surrender the person to claimant. Section 3 makes it the duty of the Presi dent to provldo for the transportation and colonization, beyond the limits of the Unl ted Stales, of suoh persons as are willing to emigrate. Section 4 directs the President to conns cato rebel property by military power, when beyond the reach of civil process, and sell the same through omoers appointed for that purpose. Section 5 prescribes the duties of suoh omoers, Seouon 0 authorizes judicial prooess against the property itself, when owners can not be reached in tne same manner as now praoticed against contraband goods, under revenue laws. Soction 7 vests full powers for these pur poses in the distrioot courts of the United States. Attempt to Create a Panic, The New York Tribune of Friday week, says that an organized attempt was made on Thursday to create a money panio. Men went about the city, visiting every bar-roo- grorprj, and little store, in search or specie buying up coin in any quantities, from dollar upward, at 41 to 6 per oent premium. One man boasted that he had just sold his last eagte at CO cents premium. Of course there can be no substantial reason for this eagerness to gather np the specie in circula lion, and the whole movement is ,one of pure speculation. For some days past gold has gone up at the rate of a half cent per day, and somebody, expecting to make handsome proftty by contlnned rise, if he can only create panic, nas probably em ployed agents to collect all the coin within tketr reach. Leuuvuu Journal. IdST Public Justice requires us to state a fart which we have indireotly learned, but concerning which there can be no doubt. The recent appointment of a son of Gen. Patterson as a Brigadier General was stren uously refused by the Secretary ef War, un- til a pofltlvc firder from the President, Is- sued on the urgent application of Gen. Mo Clellan, left Mr. Cameron no choice N. Y, Tribune. LETTEB FKOM GEEEN RIVER. 9prliit Correspondence Cincinnati Commcrvliil. The Weather The vorat for our Army Ihahh of the Troope Fortifying Slav mtnti of Gen. Thomai' Division Rebel Navigation of the Upper Cumberland CoU Willich A Gentle Iftnt. ; .v MunroRDiviLLi, Jan. 12. The prospeot above is more promising t ? day, while the aspeot beneath is yet anything but encouraging. The rain has ceased, but the mud stiU prevails, and seems to in crease rather than decrease in depth. Milita- ry exercises are Impraotlcahle. A clear sky and aggressive movements alonowill re lieve the prevalent dissatisfaction. Proph- ecies of both are plentiful. The wlshos are hers, an elsewhere, the fathers of thoughts. Let it be hoped that the present week will bring both weather and fair fighting. To an army in the Hold, Lad weather is, ndoed, muoh to be dreaded. The great- - est buoyancy of temper will give way f despondency under its contlnned Influence. Nor Is demoralization the only ill effect It produces upon troops in active service. It breeds quiokly bodily a mictions of every description. It is almost impossible to pro tect one s self, in a camp, full against the inroads of a protracted spell, upon health. The greatest precautions avail but partially and with the loneness of the sanitary polioe regulations, ' it is not to be wondered that the hospitals in Gen. MoCook's, Mitcbel's and Nelson s divisions, have reoeived con siderable accessions during the Inst eight days. ' If an advance should take place to- day, I doubt whether the various regiments could average more than seven hundred effective men, while tho nnfavorablo tem- perature of the week past undoubtedly con tributed largely to the sioknesg in the camps about here. It is also certain that the in- dolence and Ignoranoe of medical officers is equally responsibly. This ja amply evi denced by tne fact that the regimeuts un- affected with such, show a less per centage of sick than those whose physical well be- ing is entrusted to quacks. A thorough weeding out of the medioal humbugs that are decimating the army, appears to be im- peratively demanded, i. It is with considerable reluctance that I reoord the fact of the commencement of for tifications on the south bank of Green river.' I do not wish to deny the desirability of an efficient proteolien of the bridges by a tele-d- e pont to provide for possible, although im- possible contingencies. Previous to the ad vance of the i ederal army under General McDowell, . to Manassas, prudent military men advised the construction or strong works for the defense of the Long Bridge. The idea of a defeat and general retreat to Washington was then laughed at by many; but the sequence proved that, had the Con federates been able to give pursuit, but for the tete'de-pont- , they might have easily out off the only meaus of retreat across the Po tomac. In view of the lesson of the psst, it may be well enough to fortify on the south bank. But it seems strange that nothing was done in this line until after the railroad bridge was completed. How long ws are to be engagrd here in fighting, I am unable to say; but the very erection of fortifications does not augur well for a speedy advance. Well, let us have patience, and wait. Parties arrived here yesterday from Co- lumbia, report that General Thomas him- self moved on Friday morning from that point in the direotion of the Cumberland river with the greater part of his division. They expressed the belief that he would cross where the road from Jamestown and Montloello intersects the river, and try to get into the rear of the rebels intrenched near Somorset. But I think that his in- structions for the present are only to pnt a stop to the , rebel navigation of the river Since the late rise a very lively movement of boats from Nashville has taken plaoe. Immense quantities of provisions and am- munition are said to have been carried up to the rebel encampments. ' It will be re- membered that Captain Prince was sent to the vioinity of Somerset some two months sgo with a view of the erection of a small work on the river for the command of the river, but was unfortunately madevrls oner, Sinoe then nothing appears to nave been done towards the accomplishment of the same object. Sohoeprs command being employed In holding Zoiliooffer in check in front, it is difficult to see why the rebels are at all allowed to obtain aocess to and con trol of t ho crtl mines and salt works on the upper Cumberland without even a show of resistance. Ihe supply of coal and salt thus secured was worth a whole campaign to them. The counties of this State south of the Cumberland are, in addition, full of stores of grain and fodder, most of which will probably be carried off before we will regain mssession of them. I can authoritatively contradict the rumor of the resignation of Col. Willich. . While anything but edified with the general man agementofthe war, he thinks himself in duty and consolence bound to take eare of his men, that enlisted principally for the sake of being led by him, until peaoe will allow them to return home. He is the soul of his regiment. The Situation on the Rebel tide Strength and Potition, of Gtn. Floyd" i Brigade The " Great Thief Feted Operations for the De I feme of the Cumberland River Collection of Taies in Southern Kentucky Stealing Nearoet Rebel DevaetationeMud SolU . firdNo Sign ffan Advance. MoaroRDsvtM.1, Jan. 13, The rain and mud of the last week has kert the rebels as eueotuaiiy quiet as our own troops. No sign whatever has Uen discovered of them by our outposts, sines Wednesday. They are probably no more partial to measuring the profundity of the mud than we are. Perhaps they look up)n it as a Providential Interference in their be half. As long as it prevailed they could oertalnly consider themselves perfeotly Bate fr.m any offensive movements on our part. ; The report of the arrival of Gen. Floyd's brigade at Bowling Green was not correct. It left Nashville by the direct rail line from that city to Bowljng Green iu a Northern direotion, but aooording to more recent in- formation reoeived. here, it disembarked at Franklin and marohed to the vioinity of SoottsvlUe, where it now ooouples a posi- tion and Is throwing up entrenohmelts. It consists of four Virginia and one Mississip- pi regiment, averaging not over five hundred effective men eaoh, and is aooompanied by two (Virginia batteries of four and five smooth-bor- e guns respectively,' the whole force numbering about threo thousand men. Gen. Johnson is evidently apprehensive of a r eaerai movement on ms icrt nanx.and henoe the above location of the brigade. Tho great peculator Floyd wsb made the mast of by the rebels 'of Nashville during his brief stay in that city. The papers all puffed him in the most approved style, and 'vonngand old," "the beauty, fashion and intelligence" vied In doing honor to the hero from n astern Virginia, . aooording to their accounts. We can have no obieotlon to the realization of their expressed hopes that be will add new laurels to those plucked on the battle-field- s of Virginia, Let him enjoy all the negative glory of constant defeat and retreat. ...- - The rebel Generals manifestly look for t Federal expedition up the Lower Cumber land. The garrison of Fort Henry has been greatly strengthened of late, by the addi tion of two regiments. There are now three full ' regiments the 10th Tennessee, 4th Alabama, and 10th Mississippi stationed at that pointi .The 10th Tennessee, al though entirely composed of Irish railroad hands, is Commanded by a German, and is said to be ouo of the best regiments in the rebel service. - i I learn that tho provisional gov ernment of the Kentucky rebels is now at- tempting to collect the yearly taxes in the counties under the control of t he confederate forces, ' It has attempted a novel plan for overcoming all refusals on the part of Union sympathizers to pay, Delaohments of troops are sent ont with each collector, and personal property, equal in value to the amount demanded, is immediately seized upen in case or Under this plan the robbery of the Sate will undoubt edly. be fully attempted, if the Federal army does not put a stop to it, before Ionjr. i : ; t , We hear almost daily accounts of tie run ning off of negroes belonging to Union men. in tu ouuiuies 1orUtinir ouJreea river. by the rebels. It is s'tid thai they are em- ployed by them upon their fortifications at Bowling Green and Nashville. - If this prooeeding does not open the eyes cf dis- loyal Kentuokians, nothing will. That the abduoted slaves will ever be returqed to their masters, is, of course, beyond all ques-"on- - - . ,.. j - , ...I.', i ; Jt grew suddenly cold last evening; and Jack Frost solidified the mud In the course of the night, thereby the last pererptible impediment to an advance. ' The change in the temperature is a source of gratification to ell the military, although the intense cold renders the disoharge of out-do- duties any thing but pleasant. ; ; I had strong hopeB, based upon more than wishes, that something aggressive would be don as soon as the weather turned more favorable to forward movements. But I must confess there are no symptoms of an immediate advanoe discernible. Perhaps the faot that we are "fortifying" aooounts for this. - ! The Uattl In Kentucky This Week --- 1 ho Terrible Conflict at 'Hand Tho irlleslselppt Hirer Movement a FeintAn Advance on the Poto- mac Predicted. " X v We are assured by high authority a gen- tlemen who arrived in the city yesterday from Washington en route for Kentucky that the terrible conflict between the Fede- ral and Confederate armies in Southern Kentuoky will unquestionably take plaoe this week. Gen. Uuell,. has all his trans- portation and has concentrated his various divisions precisely as he had intended, with out any interruption from the enemy. The Federal lines are dosing in upon the enemy in something like a orescent, and so sys- tematic amd stcaJy are the advanoe move- ments of our forces that the rebels are un- certain as to the point where they will be first attacked. Gen. Bnell has anthentlo advlooa from the rebel army, and is fully acquainted with their strength, position, movements, &o., up to Thursday last, and is sanguine of an immense victory in the coming contest. The froieruroada will be of immense advantage to the rapid move- ment of our meo., and right gladly will the favorable opportunity be Improved. Our forces are in a fine position, and nothing shoit of a victory and defeat, or an uncon- ditional surrender, will satisfy the Federal commander. The robels will be prevented from retreating to Nashville, and one of ths above alternatives only can they choose. The movement on Columbus is believed to be a feint to prevent reinforcements leaving Columbus to join Buckner, and all the information from that quarter Indicates that the feint has accomplished its purpose. In connection with this our Informant states that our army on the Potomao are "in arms" for a forward advanoe which is pro- mised by Gen. MoClellan to take plaoe im- mediately. Exoitlng news from that quar- ter and Kentuoky may be looked for daily Cincinnati Enquirer, 4th. Tho Yankees tweoty thousand strong marched out of Fadarsh, the other day, and then marched biak ag.ia ! YANKEE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. We apntinue our extracts of telegraph ic news from Yankeedom from Into Nor- thern papors received at this office : Mexico la Preparing; to Ileal!, Nkw York, Jan. 14. Advices from Havana are to the 71 in stant. On the 28Ji ult General Prim, after a most enthusiast io reoeptlon by the Havan- - ese, left for Vera Cruz, to take command of the expedition there. He was ncsompanied by a portion of the Frenoh contingent. Several of the English vessels had also been at Havana, but bad not yet gone to Mexico. Thu first news from Vera Cruz had been reoeived by a steamer, which left there on the -- ttti, according to accounts brought down from tho interior by Sir Charles Wyke, tne ingiiBn minister. The Mexicans are making Immense pre- - Earations to oppose the progress of thethe Interior. Juarez has Issued a temporary proclamation calling on all tur tles to unite to repel' the Invasion, and his call had been almost universally responded to. It was believed ovor 100,000 men wonld soon be In tho field, with 100 pieces of artil lery, Uraga was preparing to dispute the passes above Vera Cruz wiih about twenty thousand men. Tampioo, it Is understood, will not bo surrendered without a straggle, for which the plaoe is well prepared. - It is announoed that on the 28th iilL, an English steamer sailed from the port of Matamoras under very suspicious circumstances. The Yankee In Missouri. Skdalia, Mo., Jan. 14. Advices have reached here that the 1st Kansas regiment, which was sent from here some days since, arrived at Lexington on Friday last, where they arrested several of the most prominent and aotive rebels of the town. They took and dostroyed about 1,600 nogs, being packed for the use of Price s rebels, and a good deal 6f other valuable - About property. sixiy rebels belonging to a .reel ment of Col. Alexander, now a prisoner in St. Louis, were captured about six miles from here Saturday last. Texas Troops Advancing on Neiva, ' " - Mexico. Kansas City, Jan. 13. . The Santa Fe mail has arrived, with dates to Deo. the 20th. Two thousand Texas troops are reported to be marching up the Rio Grande river for the purpose of attacking Fort Craig, and tho same number are marching up thPeoog river to attack Fort Union, "the troops stationed at Foil Wise have been ordered to New Mexioo. vFort Union Is woll prepared to receive an attack but fears are entertained that Fort Craig will be taken, and the Texans advance on Santa Fe. Considerable excitement pre vails in that place. ' The llnrnalde Expedition. The ' sailing of this expedition has already been announced by the Yankee papers. Its destination is believed to bo Pamlico Sound, or the Eastern coast of North Carolina: :' The expedition is commanded by Brig. Gen. A. . Burnslde, and the Brigadier Generals commanding brigades in the VI vision are as follows : ' Gen. John G. Foster, 1st brigade. Gen. Jesse L. Keno, zd " Gen. John G. Parke, 3d " The lollowlng regiments and battalions compose the entire land forae of the expe- dition t FIRST liatOADS OKI. rOSTKI. 25th Massachusetts, Col. Edward Upton. 23d Col. John Kurtz. ' 27th " . Col. Horace 0. Lee.. 24th v ' Col. T.O. Stevenson. ' lOlh Connecticut Col. Chas. L. Russell . SI00KD BRIO ADS ai!. RlltO. Cist New York, CoL Edware Ferrere. filst Pennsylvania, Col, J. T. Hartraufp. 21st Massachusetts, CoL Augustus Morse. Oth New Hampshire, Col. 4th New Jersey, Col, Joseph W. Allen. . THUD' BRIO API OIN. VaRKI, 8th Connecticut, Col. Edward ITarland. 11th Connecticut, Col. T. II. C. Kings bury. , oSd New York, Col. L. J. lTEpInneil. 4th Rhode Island, Col. Sam. Rodman, Jr. 80t.h New York, CoL H. 8. Falrchlld. 6th Rhode Island Battalion, Major Job Wright,' Attaobed to the Division is Battery F, Rhode Island Light Artillery, commanded by Captain Belgler, who was a member of the Rhode Island Battery at Bull Run, The battery consists of six er Parrott .guns, in ,. i i The Transport ile.t compiisss every va- riety of vessels, from the 1,000-to- n steamer and ship down to tho 100-to- n schooner The total number of vessels of all kinds, aside from the naval foroes, is forty-fiv- e, and are divided np as follows i 0 st&smers 0 propellors or gunboats, 4 ship, 6 barks, 1 brig, 17 schooners, and fi floating batte- ries. , The total number of gttAs in the fleet of transports in the fleet is forty-fir- e, all of which, save four, are rifled, with a range of two and a half miles. - These guns, togeth- er with 5,800 rounds of aramlinitlon for the same, were all furnished under a contract with Mr. Norman Wiard, the inventor of the steel rifled cannon, who filled the order in the short space of two weeks, and at the eronomloal cost of $00,000. Fvsry gun ! supplied with field oarrlagcs, and can be used with the same facility on land as upon sea, and are equivalent to jnst so many pieces of artillery. The Hotohkiss projectile is ihe kind of ammunition used. -- - Eaoutioop ship is furnished with 40,000 rounds of cartridges, navy revolvers, and boarding outlnsses, to repel an attack. Tho troops toot rations for ten days.) j j sale of Government Cotton, The first sales of, cotton, I'secured bv " tho Yankee troops at Port Royal, for Ihe benefit of tho Lincoln Covernment,( took . lace at the auction rooms of - Burdett, Jones & Co., Wall street, on Friday, 10th inst. Tho sale was made by order of ' the United States Quartermaster of New York, Col. D. D. Tompkins, 'and, fts was t expected, excited . considerable'' interest aniTcompotition. , Notwithstanding jhe- ( drenching ruin, over ono hundred mcr-- . chants nd cotton brokers were present at the rooms, long before the ' auction ' ' , 3 ml XT 1-- 1 n 1commenced, xue-ew- . iors xaprw. . Atlzoolock precisely, tne auctioneer prooeeding to the extreme end of the store ' room, announced that the time for the sale had arrived. He was followed by the su-- dienoe, but finding that the first lot was not . , located there, he inquired of "John" where lot "one" was. 4 " ' Before John oould reply about fifty mer- - - chants exolaimed "here it is,"; proceeded;; , to where the article lay, and,- - In a moment, Mr. Burdett mounted it. " Gentlemen' he said, " this ootlon is to be sold by order of Col. Tompkins, the Unl- - ted States Assistant Quartermaster, for cash, (emphasizing the words), and receipted i bills are ready for you. Remember it's at , your risk too. You may perhaps have sto- rage for one or two days here." John, when does the storage run ont? 'An individual replied that he could not answer, and Capt. 8tinson immediately interposed, and decided that the cotton should be sold at the buyer'! risk. : ' Auctioneer " Now, gent lemon, you hear ! the conditions. But before you proceed I wish you to make some alterations on your . programme." The auctioneer then made some neoessary changes in the invoice, ' whioh readai follows: ' ' Lot., Bate. Description, eifth 1 a s. I. Cotton. 1636 i ' do. 276C i 8 . io do, t . 81S7 4 M do. 3a67 . , 0 " it do. 3!MW 6 u . do. 341.'I 7 0 ' do. 2040 S . 5 . do. 0 12 do. 404a 10' a do. ' ' 0I7 Auctioneer "Now, gentlemen, what do you say for this 1 Remember, it's nearly the whole of the Sea Island cotton which wiu i 'offered idyouTT belUve tT!.sf It. will be but one hundred bales. . Come, give us a bid." A voice " Thirtv-fiv- e cents per pound." Tho aotioneer did not heed the voice, but started the lot at fifty cents, and' oontinued to advanoe till he reached fifty-eig- cents, when a bidder cried fifty-nine- ." Messrs. Truesdale and Green subsequently offered sixty-tw- o cents, and the lot was knocked down to them at that price. r . , Lot No. 2 was then put up, the auctioneer designating the trade mark on it as a coffin ' with death In it, to which a voice responded, for Jeff. Davis." v . . - It ws started at forty oents, and the auc- tioneer Indioated by his emphatio pause at forty-eig- ht that he would sell at that price. An individual at his elbow, however, inter- fered, remarking it should not to sell so low, ' as it wonld bring more in the French mar- ket. The auctioneer took the hint and again ; Truesdale & Green were the buyers at GGJ oonts perpound. The third lot was started, with the prlvi-- ' lege of taking the following three, at forty cents, but It created little excitement, as there seemed to be an impression among the majority that it was " short staple." It was sold, however, to Mr. Win. Latlimore, at 62 cents per pound a prioe which ello-ite- d Irom a fellow-merohan- t, "Lord, how, he's sfuok." , , :., ;i The auctioneer was about to start lot No. Oat thirty cents, but several voloos cried twenty. The article was evidently consid- ered inferior by all, tut twenty-seve- n cents pound was obtained for it from Mr. Eer ... , The last lot was then put up.' It was started at tho prioe at which the previous one had been sold, but the auctioneer had to descend from his peounlary flight fnd ' cell It at eighteen cents per pound, to Mr. J. C. Cross. These two latter lots, it is said, are a kind of refuse cotton, whioh has ; not been sent to any Northern port previous- ly, and which is designated "waste" bv plantors. ; I --a "' " General Hitchcock. . A Washington correspondent of the Bos- ton Traveller makes tho following mention of General Hitchcock: i - i Earnest efforts have been made to induce Mr. Lincoln to acoept the offered servloos of Gen. E. A. Hltohoock, formerly an offioer of tie army of great distinction, efficiency and merit. Ho expressed a desire to return to service last summer, and bis application was warmly indorsed by Gen. Soott, but unfor- tunately for the country, there is a man in power here who was Once exposed by Hitch- cock, then a Major, In an attempt to specu- late upon the credulity of the Winnebago Indians, and ho Is unwilling io have this experienced ot&fler where be will be sure to watohand expose any little delinquencies.' So Gen. Hltohoock has, as yet, no commis- - ' sinn, and probably will have none fill the capitalists and the people of the country have found how enormously they have been cheated then, perhaps, there will be suoh a demonstration of Just indignation as will cause important places to be filled with hon- est, competent and patriotic men. "Sd : mote it be." ''''' The name might as well be given. Bitnoa Cameron Is the man who interposed to keep Gen. Hitchcock out of the army. ! i t
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