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Orange, C. H., Jan. 15.
--Northern dates of the 8th and 9th have been received.

Howe, of Wis, has introduced in the Yankee Senate a bill reciting our cruelty to the Yankee prisoners, and requesting Lincoln to call out and arm one million of volunteers, to serve ninety days, unless sooner discharged, to carry food and freedom to every captive held in rebels prisons, and to plant the flag of the United States upon every prison.

Lincoln is requested to place Grant in command of these volunteers, together with such forces in the field, as may be joined with them.

Congress is to adjourn on the 4th of March to the 4th of June, and all members under fifty years to take the field. This bill, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, passed the Yankee House of Representatives on the 7th by years 89, nays 26--a motion to lay on the table, by Cox, of Ohio, having been rejected.

A resolution was offered declaring that as the combination at Richmond has no rightful authority over the people, or any portion of the National Union, and no warrant but conspiracy and treason, therefore every proposition to treat with them should be rejected without hesitation.

Rogers, of New Jersey, on the same day, offered resolutions reciting that, whilst we are in favor of a vigorous, united, and determined prosecution of the war, for the maintenance of the Constitution and laws, yet we are for conciliation and compromise as far as consistent with an honorable and lasting peace; and proposing the appointment of commissioners on the part of the Federal Government, to meet commissioners similarly appointed by the insurgent States, to consider whether any, and if any what plan may be adopted, consistent with the honor and dignity of the nation, and based solely on the reconstruction of the Union, by which the war may be ended.--These resolutions were tabled — ayes 78, noes 42.

Another resolution was offered, which lies over, requesting the President to use all efforts consistent with honor to procure an exchange of pr and if it cannot be extended to all, as many as possible.

Mr. Myers, of Pennsylvania, on the same day offered a resolution asserting that the war should be waged on the Federal side until the traitors and abettors are conquered into love for the Union, or made obedient to the Constitution, and take the oath of allegiance and submission to Lincoln's late proclamation. When these are accomplished, and the leading rebels and traitors hung, the war should cease.

On the 8th, Wilson, of Mass., introduced in the Yankee Senate a resolution to expel Garrett Davis, of Ky., because Davis said in the Senate on the 5th that the people of the North ought to revolt against the war leaders and take this great matter into their own hands.

A secret expedition left New Orleans on the 30th December to operate against Mobile. At present Pascagoula will be occupied. An entrenched camp has been made there to facilitate operations when the rainy season ends.

A mass meeting of the people was to be held in New Orleans on the 8th of January, to re- establish the State Government under Lincoln's proclamation. Nearly enough names for this purpose had been enrolled.

The American Ministers at London and Paris are endeavoring to prevent the sailing of the Rappahannock from Calals.

The Bank of England has reduced its rate of interest.

Thackery is dead.

Ex Gov. Hicks has been elected United States Senator from Maryland.

Caleb B. Smith, ex-Secretary of the Interior, is dead.

Early's raid down the Valley of Virginia is pronounced by Gen. Kelly, in an official dispatch, a complete failure.

Indiana and Vermont have filled their quotas under the draft.

Grant has been promoted as Major-General in the regular army, to date from the fall of Vicksburg. Thomas has been made a Brigadier General in the regular army, to date from the day of the battle of Chickamauga Meade, McPherson, and Sherman, have been made Brigadier Generals in the regular army, the former to date from the battle of Gettysburg, and the last two from the fall of Vicksburg.

The Pennsylvania Senate cannot organize, because of the absence of White, who is a prisoner in our hands.

The Paris correspondent of the London Times says that Maximilian will refuse the Mexican throne unless recognized by the Washington Government, and that Lincoln has refused such recognition.

Gov. Seymour, of New York, is said to have taken strong grounds in his message against the draft.

Maj. Thomas D. Armasy and Lieut. David Davis, rebel officers, convicted of recruiting in the Union lines, have been sent to Fort Warren for fifteen years.

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