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d Independence, Mo., last night, and arrested several Union men, and forced them to take an oath that they would not take up arms against the Southern Confederacy. This morning they took possession of the stage leaving for Lexington, but through the influence of some secession citizens it was restored. To-day, ten six-mule teams, while on a foraging expedition, about eight miles west of Sedalia, Mo., were seized by a party of rebels, and the teamsters taken prisoners.--New York Times, December 8. The Richmond (Va.) Dispatch of this date contains an article on the Confederate flag, lamenting the irredeemable error made by the Confederacy, in adopting a national symbol so much like the old rag. It says the Confederate flag lacks the absolutely essential feature of wide, plain, unmistakable distinction from other flags, and urges this objection the more strongly, because in the present war, where the opposing enemies are men of the same race, complexion, and form, nothing can d
December 8. The American Bible Society has done a great work for the army and navy. It has distributed, in these two branches of the national service, about half a million copies of the Scriptures, mostly of the New Testament, and is now issuing seven thousand copies a day. Every man in the volunteer regiments, who would receive one, has been furnished with a very neat and portable copy of the New Testament; and the same good work is to be done for the other regiments that may yet volunteer in the service of their country to the end of the war. So noble an object is worthy of everybody's sympathy and cooperation. The Second regiment of Ohio Volunteers, under command of Colonel L. A. Harris, left their camp this morning for Elizabethtown, forty-two miles south of Louisville, on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, the rendezvous of the troops in Western and Southern Kentucky. The schooner E. Waterman, loaded with salt, provisions, coffee, and lead, and munitions of
December 8. Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee, issued a proclamation appointing and ordering elections to be held on the twenty-ninth day of December, 1862, to fill the vacancies in the Thirty-seventh Congress.--Rumors of an invasion of New Mexico, by outlaws from Texas, were received at Barclay's Fort, N. M., and preparations were made to repel it.--The iron-clad steamer Shenandoah was launched at Philadelphia, Pa.--At New Orleans, La., notice was given, by direction of the Commanding General, that all persons arriving at that place would be required to take the oath of allegiance to the United States.
December 8. A brisk cannonade between Fort Moultrie and Battery Gregg, in Charleston harbor, was carried on this day. The firing on Fort Sumter was moderated.--in a speech before the rebel Congress, this day, Mr. Foote expressed great indignation at the course pursued by President Davis. When Pemberton dishonorably surrendered Vicksburgh to the enemy, the President made him his companion, and carried him to General Bragg's army, when, as he rode along, soldiers were heard to say: There goes the traitor who delivered us over at Vicksburgh. The President never visited the army without doing it injury; never yet that it was not followed by disaster. He was instrumental in the Gettysburgh affair. He instructed Bragg at Murfreesboro. He has opened Georgia to one hundred thousand of the enemy's troops, and laid South-Carolina liable to destruction. I charge him with having almost ruined the country, and will meet his champion anywhere to discuss it. Would to God he would never vi