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to a conspiracy to defeat Secretary Chase's plans of finance, and to deprive the Administration of its means of carrying on the war. In the United States Senate the Finance Committee were instructed, and had considered the expediency of reporting a bill for the raising of one hundred millions of dollars instead of twenty millions, by direct taxation; and in connection there with the expediency of collecting telegraph adn stamp duties, and duties upon cotton, tobacco, and segars. Gen. Siegel had resigned. B. [by Association .] Petersburg, Jan. 10. --The editor of the Express has dispatch from Norfolk, of this date, in which it is stated that Mr. Zacharie, of New Orleans, recently taken from on board a British vessel, on the coast of Texas, has been released by the Yankee Government, and arrived to-day at Norfolk. The Norfolk Day Book has received a copy of the New York Herald, of the 9th inst. The Philadelphia Banks refuse Treasury notes, and the pub
aking preparations to return in success it is what saying that that the United States is about to be embroiled with foreign powers, and that it is not desirable that his nephews should be in a position which might necessitate them, even in appearance, to take up arms against France, or annually of France. The Princes are now in Boston. Resignation of Gen. Stegel. An extract from a New York letter in the Baltimore Clipper, of the 8th inst. says: The father-in-law of General Siegel, Rev. Dr. Dulon, a resident of this city, has received a telegram from St. Louis, informing him that the General had forwarded his resignation to Washington. There seems to be a great deal of feeling manifested by the Germans on the subject, many of whom think the General ought to have been promoted in preference to some other persons, whose services in the field have not been half as arduous nor as serviceable to the cause of the Union as his. Health of Gen. M'Clellan. Washingt
gs, at 32 per pound. Mess pork is held at 12; sugar, 7 ½c. The War Department has ordered that Bishop Ames, of the Methodist Church, and the Hon. H. Fish, of New York, be appointed Commissioners to the rebel States, to visit Richmond and elsewhere, under such regulation as may be prescribed by the authorities, to relieve the necessities of the Federal prisoners confined in the South. Both Commissioners have accepted, and will accompany a number of prisoners to Fortress Monroe. Gen. Siegel's resignation has not been accepted. He will remain in the service of the United States Government. The House Committee have decided to report against abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. The House Committee on Roads say that railroad facilities between New York and Washington will be speedily increased. The army is suffering for supplies, and a new line is proposed via Jersey City, Easton, and Philadelphia. Bills have been offered reducing the expenses in both
fully elaborated, and are based substantially, it is believed, upon ideas thrown out in a high administration quarter to the following effect, i. e., "To let slavery be disposed of by military necessities and the course of events. If slaves come within our lines from the plantations beyond the Federal lines, use them. If they can work on fortifications, &c., use their services, cloths, feed, and pay them. If necessary, arm them. If slaves of rebels, free them." The resignation of Gen. Siegel not having been accepted, his military abilities being highly appreciated, he will not renew it. A Southern Bishop. It was stated recently that Bishop Alkinson, of North Carolina, was the only Episcopal bishop who had given his sanction to the usual circular notice sent to all the States, on the ordination of Bishop Stevens. The Philadelphia Inquier says: Since then, Bishop Hervey Otey, of Tenesese, has also acknowledged his recognition of the Union and the undivided condi
s out for the Congress to furnish the sinews of war and to make the necessary paper money without further delay. Gen. Siegel not Resigned. General Siegel has been in St. Louis since Thursday last, it, responded to a General Stalleck General Siegel has been in St. Louis since Thursday last, it, responded to a General Stalleck and left this troubled holed to take charge of his division, for Lebanon. The report made days says since, and telegraphed over the country, that General Siegel had no intention of resigning, but would remain in the service, was gratifying to his General Siegel had no intention of resigning, but would remain in the service, was gratifying to his friends ever where, but lacked the essential elements truth, General Siegel has not withdrawn his resignation, and will not do so until he has assurance that he can be justly and impartially treated. Mason and Slidell Embarked for England ByGeneral Siegel has not withdrawn his resignation, and will not do so until he has assurance that he can be justly and impartially treated. Mason and Slidell Embarked for England By the British West India mail steamer at Panama, the Panama Herald, of the ultimo, learns that the British gun-board Rinaldo, with Messrs. Slidell and Mason and their Secretaries on board; had reaches St. Thomas on the 15th of January, transferred he
istance, the rebels fled, leaving the road strewn with their wagons and baggage. Gen. Curtis reports having taken more prisoners than he knows what to do with. Particulars of the Retaking of Springfield. St. Louis, Feb. 16. --A special dispatch to the Democrat, dated Springfield, 15th, says:--Our army under Gen. Curtis marched from Lebanon on the 10th and formed in three divisions, the right under Colonel Jeff. C. Davis, the left under Colonel Carr, and the centre under General Siegel. Six miles from Springfield, on the 12th, a skirmish took place between our advance and a party of rebels, in which nine of the latter were killed, and one or our men was slightly wounded. At sunset on the same day 300 of the enemy attacked our pickets, but were driven back with a loss of three. This was regarded as the commencement of the battle, and two hundred cavalry and infantry, with a battery of artillery, were sent forward. The battery was placed on an eminence comman
. Price's army was in Crane Creek, seventy-nine miles from here, and our forces were five miles in the rear, preparing to make an early start in pursuit the next morning. Price had placed his train in advance. About 100 wagons containing supplies for him, were brought into this place, from Forsyth, a few hours before his retreat. The rebel sympathizers here claim that Price will be reinforced by twelve or fifteen regiments from Bentonville, Arkansas, under Gen. Van Dorn, but Gen. Siegel, who is advancing on the rebel column on a different route than that pursued by Gen. Curtis, may strike a blow on their flank, and upset Price's calculations. Four rebel officers and thirteen privates fell into our hands on Friday, and are now here. The officers are Col. Freeman, Major Berry, Aide-de-camp to Gen. McBride; Capt. Dickinson, Chief Engineer, and Captain Donnell, Quartermaster. Maryland Remonstrating with the Puritans. The Legislature of Maryland, elected under
of Wednesday: A vessel with a cargo of coffee, salt, medicines, and dry goods, has lately reached a Confederate port. We learn that the steamer Nelly had left Nassau for a port further South. The Schooner known here as the Helen, was forced into Nassau by stress of weather, and was still there at last accounts The schooner Sallis, Capt. Byers, was also at that place. The pilot-boat Charleston has sailed from Nassau. The schooner Colonel McRae, we regret to learn, has lately been lost on the coast. A report comes from St. Louis that Gen. Siegel, the great German commander, has been killed in a battle near Springfield; but as our advices, (later than those which come through Memphis,) make no mention of the fact, we are disposed to doubt it, The Memphis Appeal has dispatches from Fort Smith, dated February 19, announcing a big fight some thirty miles north of Fayetteville, Ark., in which the enemy was signally repulsed, one lows regiment being literally out to places.
ays. The water courses being so high, and such stormy weather, has prevented the reception of late intelligence from the enemy, who is reported to be retreating. He is, it is said, now at Bentonville, and still falling back on Caseville. Our army is in fine spirit and ready for another fight. Our total loss in killed, wounded and prisoners was less than 800. The enemy's loss was between 2,000 and 3,000. We took six guns and caissons'; 8 guns were afterwards recaptured. Gens. Siegel and Curtis are said to be killed. We have two hundred and fifty prisoners, among them Lieut. Col. Chardle, of the 80th Illinois, and Howling, of the 9th Iowa, and about 80 other officers. Our army fell back, having parted from the trains. We captured a large amount of commissary supplies, upon which the whole army subsisted one night. Next morning before we fell back we destroyed 300 acres of flour and a large quantity of bacon and other stores. The cause of Arkansas is to be
rth side, but unexpectedly the attack was commenced on the rear, north of our army, by 1,500 or 2,000 rebel cavalry. General Siegel, with 800 men, protected the train for several hours, alternately retreating and stopping to hold the rebels in check, while the teams pushed backward to the main body of the army. While thus engaged Siegel was three times surrounded, but out his way through each time. The principal fighting on Thursday was done by Siegel in this way. On Friday, the engagement beSiegel in this way. On Friday, the engagement became general and continued so throughout the day. The officers behaved with much gallantry. The most exposed position was occupied by Col. Carr's division, and the greatest loss was suffered by them. Col. Dodge's brigade of this division consisted ing Price was slightly wounded. Thirteen pieces of artillery were captured by our men, among which was one piece lost by Siegel at Wilson's creek. Our loss is estimated at from eight hundred to one thousand killed and wounded. The rebel loss is
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