Monday morning, March 28, 1864

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"The regular New Orleans correspondent of the N.Y. World is apparently, and no doubt really, a rampant secessionist. He occupies much space in that journal in abusing the federal authorities, and in eulogizing the Confederates. In a late letter he speaks in terms of highest admiration of Beauregard, who has fallen so low even in rebel estimation that there are few mean enough to do him homage.

It is generally supposed in the North that the rule of Gen. Banks is exceedingly mild. Indeed, there are many of the more radical sort who think his rule is much too mild for the good of the Federal cause in New Orleans. But according to the views of the rebel correspondent aforesaid, Gen. Banks is a brute scarcely second in brutality to Gen. Butler himself.

Under date of March 12th, this ranting fire-eater charges the Government and Gen. Banks with the design and attempt to abolish the Protestant religion in the South! This charge is founded upon the fact that disloyal Clergymen are not allowed to retain their places, and keep up their disloyal practices within our lines. Catholic clergymen and their churches, he alleges, have not been interfered with; which is to be attributed, we have no doubt, to the fact that they have not made themselves odious and dangerous by the practice of treason, but have confined themselves to their legitimate duties.

If the Protestant clergy of the South will exhibit the same Christian loyalty which has exempted their Catholic neighbors, from military interference, they need have no fears of the abolition of the Protestant religion in the South; unless, indeed, they believe with the World's correspondent that slavery and treason are a necessary part of the Protestant religion. And if such is the case, they may expect its speedly abolition."

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--"Wood sold at one dollar per cord in Denver city on the 10th"

--"It is said that the French ladies are starting a new fashion. The tuft of the hair at the side of the face, which is frequently curled, is to fall straight down the face in a thick mass, and to be frizzled so as to look like whiskers."

--"An exchange says the New York Herald has changed its programme, and now goes for Grant on Mondays, instead of Tuesdays, reserving the latter for its McClellan day. Thursday, is still its Fremont day."

--"Fifteen thousand soldiers are now awaiting transportation at the various military depots in New York State."

--"The shipment of coal to Canada has been positively forbidden by the Secretary of War."

--"A woman presented herself at the Police Station, in Chicago, the other day, and complained that, though she had two husbands in the army, she could get no relief from the county or city war committee."

--"Slaves are cheap in Maryland. Three were sold at auction, at Frederick, on the 2d inst., one slave girl, eight years old, for one dollar; one woman for fifteen, and a woman and child for twenty-five dollars."

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"The Scholars of the High School, under the charge of their teachers, will hold an Exhibition this evening at Harmonia Hall. Admission 25 cents--the proceeds to be used in buying apparatus for the use of the school. Doors open at 6 1/2 o'clock. Performance to commence at 7 1/2. We hope that our citizens will manifest their interest in our schools, by giving a liberal patronage to this exhibition."


We copy the following article from the Memphis Bulletin, of the 22d inst., and it is a pleasure for us to note this mark of high appreciation which is thus shown for another of Galena's honored chieftains.

A PRESENTATION.--Brig. Gen. CHETLAIN was presented last evening with a splendid set of horse equipments by the officers of the 1st Tennessee heavy artillery. Gen. Montgomery and son, Assistant Adjutant General Mason and Capt. Clark, of Gen. Chetlain's staff, were all present on the occasion, together with the officers of the 1st Tennessee artillery. A presentation speech was made by Lieut. Col. Harper in behalf of the company, and was very handsomely replied to by the General. Toasts were given and answered, and all passed off to the perfect gratification of every one present. We understand by an order from the Secretary of War, that the 1st Tennessee heavy artillery are hereafter to be designated as the 2d United States heavy artillery, A.D."


"The funeral services of the late Major Luther H. COWEN will take place from the Free Will Baptist Church in Warren on Tuesday, March 29, at 10 1/2 o'clock. The body will be buried with Masonic and Military honors. Rev. Mr. ROBERTS, of Galena, will preach the funeral sermon. Masons, soldiers and other friends of the deceased are invited to attend the funeral."

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New York, March 26

--"The Army of Western Louisiana is moving. Gen. Lee's advance cavalry had occupied New Iberia. Two of our gunboats had crossed Benvick's Bay and Grand Lake and ascended Grand River to Bute-ala Rose, which place they reconnoitered. Before reaching it they came upon a rebel camp, and opened fire on it, when the rebels ran away; the gunboats then landed some men who burned the tents and camp equipage and captured the arms and ammunition of the entire force."

--"A new fleet of French frigates appeared off the mouth of Rio Grande, and an attach on Matamoras was expected."

--"Particulars had been received of the capture of Guadalajara by the liberal Mexican forces under Uraga. They captured 24 cannon and 700 French and renegade Mexican prisoners."

--"Vaudaurri has positively declared for the French and Certines and Dublado are after him with a strong force, the former from Matamora's and the latter from Stantillo. Certines is very popular in Tamaulipas. Before leaving Matamoras he consecrated his battle flag. The liberal cause is brightening."

--"Gen. Lee's cavalry force had a fight at New Iberia and pursued the enemy across Vermillion Prairie to Vermillion Bayou, 19 miles."