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e men to run and leave their pieces, which they did not attempt to get until the next day. The Don also paid a visit to York river and gained much information of value. A party was set ashore at West Point, which was found to be deserted of men, a few women remaining. Here they were just too late to capture Colonel Richardson, of Lee's Staff, and four soldiers, who had just left there — they having vamoosed just as the Don hove in sight. Sherman's movements. A dispatch from Washington to the Baltimore American, dated the 11th inst., says: A letter dated Wilmington, March 6th, was received here to day, in which it is stated in positive terms, that a scout from Sherman's army had reached General Terry's headquarters, who left our forces in occupation of Cheraw, South Carolina, the terminus of the Cheraw and Darlington Railroad, and but very few miles from North Carolina. Nothing but cavalry skirmishes had taken place. The army had rested for some days, and had fou
r feet or shirts to their backs. They protected their shoulders from being galled by the bands of their cross-belts, by bunches of moss or tufts of grass. A detachment marching to Greene's assistance passed through a region so swept by both armies that they were compelled to subsist on green peaches as their only diet. There was scarcely any salt for fifteen months, and when obtained, it had to be used sparingly, mixed with hickory ashes. We need but allude to the terrible winter which Washington passed at Valley Forge, with an army unpaid, half starved and half naked, and shoeless, to convince us that much as our own brave soldiers are now enduring, their fathers, for a like cause, endured far more. Washington did not then despair. Lee does not now despair of the final triumph of a righteous cause. Why should we be doubtful — much less despondent — of our ultimate success? The extent of our territory — the food-producing capacity of our soil — the amount and character of
Interesting to Coal Dealers. --The Louisville Collector of Internal Revenue, by instructions from Washington, is vigorously enforcing the law by requiring stamps upon dray tickets, coal tickets, and other receipts for the delivery of property.
nks, as the laws do not recognize them as citizens. Clever executed counterfeit coin of the nickel three-cent denomination are noticed in circulation. It is made of some kind of an alloyed metal, which is much softer and lighter than the genuine coin. In consequence of the refusal of General Woods, commanding in Alabama, to obey a writ of habeas corpus, Judge Busteed has indignantly adjourned the United States Court for the Middle District. The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph has good authority for saying that Provisional Governor Johnson has received instructions from Washington not to vacate the chair of State until further advised. The freight agent of the Louisville and Nashville railroad announces that the restrictions on shipments of freight to Atlanta and the South have been removed. The First National Bank of Danville, Virginia, J. F. Ficklin president, and J. M. Johnston cashier, has gone into operation. Roger A. Pryor is practicing law in New York city.
"A natural route, full of local and general advantages, is thus presented. It is true, that whilst a portion of traffic which now comes up the Ohio river, and is received by Western railways from the Southwest--thus passing over the whole three hundred and seventy-nine miles of the Baltimore and Ohio road, would, through a valley line, pass over but eighty miles of the main stem; yet, in view of the great objects to be achieved for those interests and in securing a direct communication to Washington, and adding vastly to the commercial strength and importance of Baltimore, I do not hesitate to commend to the most, earnest and favorable consideration of this community and to this board this interesting subject. "The Baltimore and Ohio road has built up the region of Virginia through which it passes. It has aided largely in the construction of the Parkersburg road, which has cost more than seven millions of dollars; and whilst it has enormously increased business and prosperity u
struction is conservative; the House branch of the conservative Republicans holds the balance power. Mr. Alley, chairman of the Post-office Committee, will offer a resolution to the effect that the Government shall take possession of the telegraph lines in the country, and conduct them as it does the postal service. Mr. Moulton, of Illinois, offered a resolution this morning, calling on the President to inform the House why Jefferson Davis is not brought to trial for treason? The committee of one from each State to-day decided to appropriate twenty-five thousand for the benefit of President Lincoln's family. Strong efforts were made to make it fifty thousand. The committee adopted the same resolution as passed at President Harrison's death. Mr. Washington's resolutions passed the House this morning calling on the President to furnish the House with any information as to an application of the so-called Mexican Empire to obtain recognition from the United States.
News from Alabama--arrest of R. J. Semmes. Montgomery, December 16. --Judge Busteed, of the United States District Court, decides the oath prescribed by Congress for practicing attorneys and other civil officers is constitutional. R. J. Semmes was arrested last night by orders from Washington, and is now en route for the North.
Chase, Senator Sherman, Davis, of Kentucky; Schenck, Secretary Seward and Johnson, of Maryland. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for the funeral. Withdrawal of Provisional Governors. It is given out from an excellent quarter that in all of the Southern States where regular Governors have been elected, the Provisional Governors will be immediately withdrawn and their successors duly inaugurated, as in the case of Alabama. Secretary Stanton. A dispatch from Washington to the Philadelphia Ledger says that Secretary Stanton has again tendered his resignation to the President, and this time, it is said, insists upon its acceptance. Mr. Stanton is on a visit to Ohio. Enlisted clerks. The Secretary of War is daily reducing the number of clerks in his department. It is stated that the present "general service" system is to be abolished, and only regularly enlisted men of the regular army will be detailed. Internal revenue. The receipts fro
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