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KKIOAV NIIKNIM). aT, l-4.
The Union State Convention.
The proceedings of tbe Union State
Contention hare already been laid before
our readers in epeoial dispatches from Co
lumbus. The ticket nominated is one of
tbe Tery best that oa d be put in the field.
- ' They are all gentlemen fncly adapted te
the offices for whiobjihey hTe been nom
The spirit of the Convention wa very
ezeelleat, there being the utmost fcarmo
y of feeling, Tery much in contract with
the recent stormy senion of the copper
heads. The resolutions adopted were brief
and expressive. That endorsing' Abra
ham Lincoln and favoring his re-nomination
was received with thunders of ap
plause, showing how deep-seated the popu
tar enthusiasm for him prevails.
The action of the Union party pf Ohio
' pledging their material and moral sup-
poj-Un behalf of the restoration of the
Union, m hu throughout the whole
country. The party wmon aeieaiea
u.Hi,tm by 100,000 majority, is now
prepared to MP tn P1 or the
benefit of all Fo may have a fellow-feel-
Hundred Day Men In Hilaski.
The Chicago Copperhead says
lata call of Gov. Tales : "The folly of the
aUthe twelessness of the a en if they
v. fnmiahed the niter waste
the money to be expended in raising, arm-
leg and sending them forward were ar-
parent to the dullest comprehension ; ana
the result is that not the half of twenty
thouiand men have been obtained, and
those obtained, many are very children."
Thin - etapid driveling is 1U own nnti
dote. Every one of the least intelligence
kaows that the men who have gone from
Ohio, and should have gone from Illinois,
lave beea of immense service to ike conn-
try. It ia only the desire of tbe Copper
heads to block up aU the meant ef sus
sefnlly closing the war, that pompls
" gnch hallow sophistries as the above.
audi . Mo
f IT TAirnT a -T-r-v . - . . . ' ,
tivjiju mi)AY MORNING. MAY 27. 18(54
A Copperhead In Colombus.
The Ohio Btatesmaa exhibited an nan
snal amount of faeetioosness yesterday in
commenting apoa the aomiaatioas made
by the Convention. The knowledge of the
Btatesmaa ere a outruns its wit. Ene-
eially do gentlemen who onoe acted with
the Demooratio party, . ad who, when the
rebellion began, had the manliness to ent
themselves adrift from party connections,
receive the ge tie flagellations of the
The Honorable Luther Day' was a Union
man two y are before he was nominated
for Supreme Judge. His Demoeraoy was
not long-lived after the attack oa Sumter
He, together with Alphonio Hart. Eso. . of
navenna, who were the only leadipgDemo-
erata of talent in Portage county, came
out from amongst them and have ni more
affiliation with goch Copperheads as the
Statesman, than light has with darkness.
The Copperheads need to indulge in i
great deal of grim humor, to keep op their
spirits, woen they remember how the tru-
Iy noble and able Democrats have la
ken their position in the Union party.
II hurts you badly, don't it, Mr. States
man T .
War Brewing In Europe
oenlly twice traversed Europe from Lon
don to Stamtoul, in a private letter to the
editor of tbe Tribune, thus epitomises the
I have made a most attentive investiga
tion ef tbe state of publio feeling in Tur
key, Greece, Italy, France, and Swilnr
lnd, and will give vou a brief resume on
which you may depend :
the Turks, Arabs, and all tbe Moham
medan tribes, bate the Eaperor of tbe
French; and no donbt serious war mav
be expected in Algeria and alonj; tbe
whole of Northern Africa.
The Greeks hate rhe Emperor of tbe
French ; let, beoaase he supports the Pope,
wbom toe u reeks tbink tbe ereatoet enemy
o' their religion. 2d, became the Empe
ror has buliied them, and ther have taken
entirely to the Brituh Alliance.
The Italians hate the Emperor of the
French, with euoh hatred as only Italians
perhaps can feel :
1st, Because, they Bay, hec&vemonev to
Italian soldiers to shoot Garibaldi ; that
brigands, dresBed as soldiers, paid with
r renon got a. am ins act or assassination
(I am myself fully persuadod that they are
right in that )
2d, Because he keeps their Car.!'1
(Rome) away from them, and bas done all
he couid to keep np confusion and brig
andage: to disunite and enslave them, in
stead of uniting them ard liberating them.
si, Uecause, breaking his solemn pro
mise, be betrayed them after the victories
of Monteballo, Magenta and Solferino.
6tb, Beoaase the Italians are republi
cans, e-.d the tmperor is the perjured de
stroyer of European Repbulieanism. (The
man is also doing his best to be now tbe
destroyer of American Republicanism.
Tbe .-tries hate Napoleon, beoaase they
are rlepublloens, and good ones, and
know him to be the treaoherouj enemv of
Bo', what is more important than all
the rest, and it is, by the blessing of the
Great Beit g, perfectly true, 'The French
people and lb i rrench army are hearilv
sick of Napoleon "
From long praouoe, l epeac r renon
rlr ihe same as Envlisi', and had ex
ollent opportunities for a-quiring infor
mation bjtb going through rranoe, return
ing, and ia i on my late visit.
I am astounded at tbe state of things,
I never could have believed it. On my
saying a word about the tmperor and
Mexioo, peasants, farmers, bourgeois, pri
vate soldiers and offioera, go off into tor-
ente of invective against the Emperor,
such as I eonld hardly have imagined, and
that in the presence of an .bnglisnman
Snoh davs as those of Louis XVI. and
Morie Antoinette may not be so distant as
people suppose. The French are a fierce,
fiery, and haurhly race, and l can only
look on the Emperor as titling on the
peak of a veleino in imminent danger of
Yon will naturally want to know wnai
tbe French themselves put forward as
ibeir principal rrievanoes:
1st. For eacb of tne last tnree years, toe
conscription has been 100 000 a year, the
previous maximum having been only iu,-
2d. One hundred thousand having been
sent to Mexioo, (and the Frenoh hate sea-
voyages 1, of which only to,uou, at moet,
31 That the regiments sent to Menoo
were selected as beine the most Repnbli
ean. the most Leritim s', or tbe most Or
leanist, and the Bonapsrtist regiments len
4th. That Reoublioan. Legitimist, and
Orleanist officers, were unfairly eiehiog
ed into the doomed regiments.
6ih. That the luxury, vioe and exlrava-
gaooe of tbe Court are eyond measure,
ard tbe Bnanoes, or the oountry are
rionslv mffirinr therefrom.
6!h. That tbe turbulent psncy oi 'ne
Emperor is resuscitating the Holy Al
ianoe,vitl rrossia, Austria, ana xwassia,
against France. There is no doubt this s
quite true. Tbe French don't like to be
hrouffhL wiinout cause, into a war wm
hree nations at a time, ana mey mini
believe with justice if with three, then
with four fearful odds ! Also Italy ; that
makes five. Then the whole Mohamme
dan population of Africa, with Turkey,
x a very poor looa-out.
The Liverpool Albion says that the v.
. i . i j
rieliee are so many mat we nave bk b
collection of the several forms of ortho
Several Congressmen were refused passes
to the front by Secretary Htanton, who
declared that he would let no maa go there
exoept with a musket on his shoulder, till
the fighting was over.
The New Nation states that it is author
ised by Dr. 0. A. Brownson, to state ii tbe
most positive manner: "ist. mat nis
Review ia entireiy opposed to the re-eleot-
ion of Mr. Lincoln. 2d. That it is in favor
of the Cleveland Convention : and Bd.
That in its next number it will advocate
the elaims of General Fremont should he
be nominated by the Cleveland Convention.
The result of the ref ent election for Congressmen
in the 6th Illinois district shows
a Onion gain of about 2,000, as compared
with the State election of 1862. This is a
handsome gain, eonsilering that the leo
tion jnst held was a special one.
THE LATEST NEWS
FROM THE GRAND ARMY.
The Rebel Army between the
North and Sonth AnnaRlrers.
OCCUPY A STRONG
REP0RT8 FROM CHARLESTON.
The Monitors and Batteries at
. work on Snmpter.
ADVIGES FEOM SHEEMAN.
Rebel Report that Baton Rouge
Is In the possession of
Kentucky Democratio Convention.
f PASSES THE CSUAL COPPER-
MoCLELLAN EECOM MENDED
Bramlette for Ylce President
Fewsfrom Fortress Monroe
he Rebels attack oar forces at
hey were repulsed with heavy
DEBATE ON THE BECIPRO-
01 11 TEEATY.
Vrsonal affiir between Members
[Special Dispatch to the Cleveland Leader.]
WASHINGTON,May 28—11 P. M.
The President and Seoretary Beward are
known to be very bitterly opposed to the
unanimous aotion of the House on the
subject of Frenoh interference in Mexico,
and the Chroniole of this morning has an
apparently semi-official artiole bescechiag
Congress not to embarrass the administra
tion on the subjeot of the joint lesolution
givi ig notice of the abrogation of the
Reciprocity Treaty. The House had a
vote to-day standing 74 for, 82 against.
The Committee on Ways and Mesas are
making an effort to increa e very largely
the scale of duties on imports. It is un
derstood that Mr. Morrill will oppose any
markd chaT fmk tba wld duties.
Tbe following is believed to be a striotly
aoourate account of the disgraceful rseault
last night on Senator Chaodler, in the
Publio Dining Hall of the National Hall :
Mr. Chandler, with Dr. Clark, of Detroit,
and a lady with two children, were taking
dinner at a side-table, when in the oourse
of conversation on the political questions,
he denonnced, in very strong tetms cop
perheads generally, and especially those of
the Western States. Mr. Vnrhecs. of Indi
ana, was sitting at another table behind
him, (Chandler) with Mr. Hannagaa, also
of Indiana, when Mr. Vorheea
arose from his seat end approached Chand
ler in an excited manner, demanding
whether he referred to him, to whioh he
replied. " Who are you, sir : I don t know
you,"at the same time rising from his obair.
Mr. Voorhees replied, "lam Voorhees, of
Indiana." Suiting the aotion to the word
he struck Mr. Chandler on the side of the
face. The two then closed, and the Sena
tor was rapidly getting the better of Vor.
hees, when Hannagan eame to the tatter's
assistance with a heavy milk pitcher, which
he broke on Mr. Chandler's head,
the contents of the pitcher splashed over
the whole company. Chandler was
stunned by the blow, and had not fully
recovered himself when Hannagaa dealt
him a second blow with a chair. At this
juncture the parlies present Interfered
and the belligeranM were seperated.
Chandler's head wss'slightly out by
pitcher, and his shoulder and arm were
considerably br. ised by a obalr. Though
not able to olose his band, he bas been out
to-dav attending to his usual duties.
Vorhees is quite as large a man
Chandler, posciblr a little lar.tr.
Several persons sealed at the table are
nnsitiva that Mr. Chandkr mate
mention of him personally.
MISSOURI RADICAL. STATE CONNECTION.
JEFFERSON CITY,May 26.
The radioal Hiate Conven'ion made
followiug adduional nominations rr ao
Auditor Alonxo Thompson, of Modwaj;
Secretary ef the Treasury Win. S. Bishop,
of Clark; Register of Lands J. E. Smith,
of Green , Attorney General E. F. Win-
gate, of ot. L3UIS.
The convention deoided to send delegates
to Baltimore by a test vote, 841 to 99
De'ega es at large are V. 1). UraKe, Ben.
Loan, John F. Benjamin, and V. r. John
General Dix's eiepalcnts from Grant,
received this m rninr, inform the depart
ment that the rebel army still holds
moot posit on between the North
South Anna rivers, wnere tneir lorees
to be concentrated ; it will probably
require two or three dajs to develop
The 9,h corps has been incorporated
with he Armv of the Potomac
No other dispatches have been
from the or tbe field of opcations.
E. M. STANTON.
NEWS FROM SHERMAN.
Yesterday's Nashville Union says Sher
man has flanked Altona on the West,
ing the road to Dallas, rauiding oounty
Mr. Johnson offered a resolution of in
quiry, calling upon the President for ia
formation as to the deliverv of Senor
Argneiies to the epanish autoorties.
Mr. roweil offered a resolution, oharaa.
terizing the act of the Administration in
suppressing the publication of the New
York World and Journal of Commerce, aa
a violation oi too constitu ion.
The resolution was ordered to be printed.
Mr. Fessenden. from the Committe no
finance, reported the Legislative, Execu
tive and Diplomat Appropriation Bill,
with the disagreements of the Bona
I Hereto. .
He moved the Senate adhere to its noti.
uou, ana aooeae to a committee of Confer.
ence, to be appointed by the chair, which
was agreed to.
Mr. Hale reported his bill anthoriainv
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MBumoi- ui eniietea persons to tne a.
vy, to permit seaman drafted to accept
the naval service instead and to permit
naval enlistments to be credited on the
quota of districts and give the same
bounty to the Utter as the former.
I he tax bill was considered in the Com
mittee of the Whole and the amendmeaia
of tbe Senate Finance Committee to far as
the reading of the bill progressed were
generally concurred in. The amendment
of the Finanoe Committee Btriking out
the tsx on repairs of vessels nronelled ex
clusively by sail
SENATE. EVENING SESSION.
resumed and after considerable debate on
the finance the Committee's amendment,
allowing corporations and companies to
add the tax imposed to tbeir rates of char
ges on any limitations existing by State
law to the contrary, notwithstanding, but
it was finally agreed to.
Mr. Washhrrnc, of Illinois, from the
Committee on Commerce, asked leave to
rep'-rt a bill appropriating $25,000 for the
preservation and repair of the public
works on the lakes, andf 10,000 for similar
purposes on the sea coast.
Mr. Washbnrne said that in the present
oondition of the country, the Committee
would not report any general river and
harbor bill, but they considered it neces
sary that the appropriauon proposed
should be made in order to save the works
from destruction. This was all whioh
could now be accomplished. He desired
that the bill should be printed, and called
up on a future occasion.
Mr. elevens nhiMted nntess tbe bill
sbotl be considered in Committer of the
Whole on the state of the Union.
Mr. Washburne cave notice that he
would move for a suspension of ths rules
to introduce it next Monday.
me nonse men resumed the eonsidera
tion of the reciprocity question.
Mr. Baxter, of Vermont, proceeded to
show that the term reoiprooity as app led
to the treaty is a misnomer; no mutual
rights are given to the United States by
the British Provinces, and tbe treaty
should be abrogated.
Mr. J. C. Allen, of I linois, opposed tbe
abrogation; with the Mississippi and the
Su Lawrence elosed against the West, the
railroads and canals would compel ag
riculturalists to trantport their produots
to market and to pay just such tribute as
they may exaot.
Mr. Sweet, of Maine, said that we can
succeed better while the treaty ia alive
than if dead. The treaty is really what it
beneficial to tbe fishenei and tbe snip
buiding interests, and it would be better
te revise it than abrogate it altogether.
Mr. Duvie, of Maryland, argued mat
the commercial treaty of this kind is a
dlreot invasion of the constitutional pro
rogation of Congress to regulate oommerce
ith foreign nations. Trade should oe
subieoted to taxation as far ai onr inter
ests are concerned. Among otner reasons,
he opposed tbe treaty, because reoiprooity
between the United States and Canada was
the last remnant of Demoeraoy and of free
trade, wh eh was benefioial to foreigners
and hurtful to us.
Mr. Liltlf iohn, of New York, said that
when we are overburdened with taxation
to carry on an internal war, it became
nise statesmen to prrmote the prosperity
of tbe people in ev ry department. He
entered his protest against the abrogation
or tne treaty, woion nas uunng us exim-
onoa been vastly benefioial to the innaoit
ants on our borders. He was in rvor oi
appointing commissioners, in order to
make a more perfect Treaty of Reoiprooity,
and he trusted that the House would not
oonsent to its complete abrogation.
Mr. Morrill of Vermont, said there was
not a single gentleman, ho bas addressed
tbe House, who did not admit at tbe tut
set, that ihe trea y operates injuriously to
the United 8' tics.
There oould be no goid cause forofiens
in giving the t otioe fur the abrogation of
the traatv, because suot nonce is provtieu
for in the treaty itself. He was more than
ever convinoed that there is not a single
interest which is benefitted or can be ben
efice 1 by this.
Mr. Washburne was in favor or aorogat-
inff the treatv. and said that if Great
Britain geti the benefit of it, let Great
Britain herself ask forotherarrapgements
Mr. Ward of New York, who reported
the ioint resolution, closed the debate
Tbe House first voted on the amendment
of Mr. Arnold of Illinois, namely, author
ixinc the President by and with tbe ad
vice and consent of the gena'e to appoint
three commissioners to confer with a like
number of commissioners, duly authoriicd
hv the British Government, io negotiate a
new treaty bssel on true priuoiples of
reciprocity bnun th gnwmrtx m.ni.
with a view of enlarging the basis of the
Dresent treaty and for the removal of the
existing difficulties; provided, that in eaBe
one shall not be agreed to by both govern
ments, then the rreaid ntsnau give tne
nntioe for the termination according to the
nrnviaions of the present treaty. 1 his was
K. ... . rj i- AT
disagreed to, oy a vote oi o to .
The House tneavoiea on mr. murrin a
substitute, namely, au'hormng ana re
naeatinr the President to tive the stipu-
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lated notice lor tne leriuma.iuu v.
irtv. This wes also rejected by a vote
of 7a to 82
The original resolution, authorising tne
Pieaident to give notice to the British
Government of the intention of our Gov
ernment to appoint commissioners to ae
gotiate a new treaty, was then, on motion
r Mr Sihiil noaiDoned until the ssoond
fnesdav in December, oy a vote oi io
Mr. Garfield asked leave to report from
the Military Committee Ihe bill for the
anmmarv nnniahment of guerrillas.
The House passed the Senate bill for the
navment of Peruvian citixeUB nnuer tne
Convention with Peru.
The House then adjourned.
No The Democratic Union State Convention
ia last night's session, passed resolutions
re affirming tbe principles amrmea oy tne
Union Democratic State Convention, at
Lioisville, March 17, 1868, expressing
their abhorrenoe for all attempts to per
vert the war from its legitimate purposes,
as declare-' by Congress at the beginning,
Io use the power of the Nation under fana
tic bidding to inflict j fanatio vengeance;
that its re-ettablishment and enforcement
or tne Constitution as it is wonld be the
greatest triumph and vindication of man'
capacity of self government that any re-
puimo nas ever given to the world, that
uis uDoinne mat tne states ia whioh'an
armed insurrection has existed against
1 1. w.j , n . .
.ua icueni uovernment nave oeased to
be States and shall be held on ta
ultimate defeat of that insurrection as
.territories or subjugated Provinces ought
to be rebnked and condemned: that lh.ni.lw
objeot of the war ought to be to subjugate
u.o ruiou insurrection wnich ror the time
being suspends the proper relations r
eertain States with the Federal Govern
ment, and to re-establish the supremacy of
tun wuamauQo : tnat we nnauaitnefiiv
condemn the policy of enlisting negroes
in ihe armies ;of the United Slates ; that
vouuts can BUDmit to the suppression
of the fredom of disoussion and the fredom
or elections and remain free; that this
convention expresses its preference for
M:Clellan for Peesident, and Bramlette
tor nee rresident : that the delegates to
Chicago and are instructed to vote as in
unit in that convention as a maioritv nf
mem snail oeciue. Alter able spe cbes from
the LieuLGovernor, M.Hanson, Gen.Hustin
and Mr. Ward the convention at a lata
hoar adjourned sum die.
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK,May 26.
The Will of John Butler, brother ta Han.
eral Butler, has been offered for a probate
the Surrogate office in this city. He
quelfc6ifiei? the Express says, value i
The intercepted oorre'sptftrcre&eACifl be
the Frenoh Consuls at Tampico and Mata
moras oontain some interesting informa
tion on Mexioan affairs. General Uraga
has refused an armistioe offered by Basea,
and nhas issued a proclamation
deolaring his intentions to fight to the
Tbe Regency while waiting the new
Emperor has beeh subjeot to dieousiions.
had expelled IS members of the Council
State, oharged with teingof the Ohurch
pariy opposed to the State.
The Herald learns from Washington that
the banking bill will soon come upon the
body and will become a law before the ad
journment of the present session.
Ihe enure disbursements of the Sanitary
Commission from May 1st to May 21th,
East, West and South, are officially stated
The Herald s Havana correspondent says
information hag been received from Saint
Domingo, whioh states a revolution bas
broken out in the Province of Ciabo among
the insurgents, and that the Spanish flag
has been hoisted in several plaoes, and a
number of insurgents leaders shot;by)their
A Washington speoial to the Post save :
the Benate will at onoe hold evening ses
sions to oonsider the Tax bill. The Tariff
duties to suit Mr. Chase.
The Chroniole in an artiole, said to be
suggested by a prominent member of the
Uovernment on the Seward Dayton corres
pondence, says: We appeal to the friends
the oountry, of whatever party in Con
gress, not to vote to tie tbe hands of the
Uovernment, nor to plunge ns into a con
nict with any foreign nation, even on so
grave a question as the Frenoh occupation
The Bulletin has the following speoial
dispatch, dated Washington, Mav 26:
The stamer Blue of Maine arritot
1. u -1 Ann .r mi- wtiiindeu
from Port Boy aL where un. i
erred to her from the George Weems,
whioh brought them from Fredericksburg
There were but t,suu wounded remain
ing at Fredericksburg, and thos6 oould be
Last night all the stores at that point
were rapidly bronght off, and it is proba
ble that to-day the place is completely
At Port JOoyal a pontoon bridge was
thrown across yesterday forenoon.
The steamer State of Maine reports mat
no guerrillas or oosiruouons w en
countered alongside trie Rappahannock, as
our gunboats being very vigilant in patrol
ling tha liver.
The entire receipts of the uamaen ana
Atlantic Railroad on Saturday next, the
28ih inst, will be given for ihe benefit of
the great Hauilary fair.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
FORTRESS MONROE,May 24—11 P. M.
The Steamer Taomas Hovel1, the mail
boat from Bermuda Landiog has just
arrived and reports all Quiet at the front.
The Steamer Geo. Washington, arrived
from Bermuda Landing and reports yes
terday afternoon at 2 oolook, ritxhugh
Lee with 2CU0 cavalry annexing our
garrison at Wilson's landing and came
near ovet powering our ioroes, tnougn toey
fought valUntly, with the aid oi one gun
boat. At 4 o'olock reinforoements ar
rived from Fort Powhat'in. Tbe fight
continued wi h great severity until 7
o'olock, when the owe my mra repulse J in
great disorder and leaving 200 or S00 on
Our loss is forty wounded.
The steamers George Washington, May.
flower and Suwanee were Bred into,
wounding the oaptain and mate of the
Mayflower, brothers, named Robinson. We
kail nnlv nne man killed on the field, and
one man died coming down the river. One
rahel Maior was killed, and ten reoeis
Admiral Porter passed up to Mound
P.llv a& Aha .lw.. Rlank Hawr la8t
L. .. .r r i-: -
The steamer natie vauey irom lueuiuma
passed up for St. Louis with 837 bales of
Memphis dates to the 24th contain tittle
Two brothers, named re' gnsson, were
executed at Helena for the murder or cm-
tens, three months since, who were going
to Helena with cotton.
Gen. Tnttle came up on the Platte valley
en rnnte to report to Sherman, having at
bis requeet been relieved as oommanaer ot
the the post at Aatcnei
Cotton active and nrm; ottering email,
but all taken at advanoedrates. Receip
for the past 48 honrs has been b4H bales.
Middling Io direot middling 74a77; good
7a80; fair 80a84.
An affrav occurred yesterday at ¬
tional Hotel between Chandler, of Michi
gan, and Hon. D. M. Vorhees, of Indiana,
in whioh tne latter siappeu
A tosstle ensued, when Mr. Hana
gan, a friend o' Mr. Vorhees, interferred
and was in turn assaulted by Chandler.
R.nt.ui atrnokTChandler with a pitcner,
and dragging him to the floor by the hair
of the head, and cunea mm, wnen mo
fray wts stopped by tbe i ystanders. The
fight originated in Chandler's denouncing
the Demoorats in such a manner thai Mr.
Vortees eoostrued the remarks as personal
The Commercial s special of to day says
tba'. Senator Chandler is in bis seat, appa
WASHINGTON,May 26. Yesterday Afternoon's Report.
FROM THE FRONT.
Aeet or Potoiiao, May 248 p. m.
A messenger who left the front at 6
o'clock tbis r. a , reports the enemy as
crossing the South Anna with our troops
in elose pursuit. Over 600 prisoners have
been brought in since veaterdav. nd
are hourly arriving.
Firing was heard this morning ia the
direction of Port RoyaL and was supposed
to be from a rebel batierv. whink mn
ported to have been placed at a point 12
miles from Fredericksburg.
An orderly of Lee s was hmi.tii
neaaquarters to-dy, on whom was found
a .dispatch lo B,,u lroa Lae ordering
- . ' ' m. .v IUE UD DflH U II .k
.A Lieutenant taken two dava arn ..M
his brigade had been at Plimnmk ..J
Drury's B uff, anl af.er fighting Butler
was sent al onoe to join Lees army in
iront oi urant.
A detachment from Ihe eavalrv atuHi
tion nnder Sheridan arrived at .headqaar-
mouioiDi toe eare return or the
command across the Pamunksy last night,
and that they would arrive to-night.
Custar's division cut the railroad 19
miles between Hanover Junction on the
21st, burning two bridges and tearing np
mile of the railroad. The horses of the
expedition are preity well exhausted hnt
.few days rest and feed oa the fine olover
in this vicinity will again nut then in
condition for aervioe.
The Tribune's special says :
Rebel prisoners statejhat Lee's whole
fflULls moving through Hanover Juno-
Anna, portions or-Jafce .reached them
corps were sent to dispute the pa&Au,
the river. Their resistance, however,
though sharp, was futile, and our troops
foroed their way over and the rebels back
mile, eustaioing very light damage.
Another correspondent says of the im-
poriauoe of Grant's last movement, that
an officer remarked, after it was accom
plished, that be would have risked three
battles to have gained ihe advantages he
A rebel bearer of dispatches has been
captured. His dispatches show that Lee
is falling back on Richmond, and his
army is in a panio.
The Charleston Harbor advioes of the
15th, to the Tribune says:
The monitors and batteries were pound
ing away at Sumter all day and night of
the 14th, and was renewed on the 15th
with inoreased vigor and effect.
The Tribune's speoial near IHanover
unotion, 24ih at midnight, says :
Grant's grand flank movements was
made with suoh celerity that he not only
ousted Lee from his stronghold at Bpott
Bylvania C. H, but pushed him back be
yond North Anna Rivtr in snoh disorder
a Bolid lFa'at. to present to onr army
The first day's maroh left Hancock near
Milford 8tation, strongly entrenohed in
three lines of earthworks, where he oould
easily have repulsed Lee's whole army.
On the 24 th tbe whole army moved
down to Mount Carmel Church, within
four n. les of the North Anna. Here a
line of battle was formed and the march
resumed expecting Lee would show fight.
But Blight resistance was shown. They
soon found us too strong for them, and
gave may, and were driven pelt-melt
cross and into the river.
Our pickets then extended along the
line of the river up the left. Warren upon
Lr.fl ll V lit 9tm ""w 1 r ' --
pulsing thrie charges and pursuing the
enemy across ana Dejouu ma cr, .unu
ne is strongly enirenoned.
The whole army is animated with suc
Ve learn from Folly Island that on the
15th lest, an expeditions was made by the
103d New York Volunteers, which wai
highly successful, and resulted in the cap
ture of a rebel picket post of five men.
Troops landed on James Island from
boats in Seoe.s onville C-eek, advanced
through the marsb and took the rebel pUk-
eis by surprise. These men report news
from Charlt bi on papers to be that Meade's
army was thrown pain oy i.ee, b n--1
received reinforcements ana maue a oiauu
louth of the Rappahannock. .
They represent the force of the enemy
to be over six regiments of infantry.
This dees not include troops on joodb
Island and in the vicinity of Adams' Run.
Old Cuebteeeield, May 2 s. 10 r-.
Toe news from Warren and Hancook is
bevond axoeatations. Both corps effeoted
a lodgment on ta right Dinx oi tne iior.a
Anna late this evening. After a short
and deoisivs engagement at each crossing,
they succeeded in carrying the enemy's
line of rifle pita and driving him complete
ly from his vantage ground.
New Yon. May 26,
The Herald's headauarters correspond
ent savs: Our hoe of advance from Bowi
ng Green is due south to nicnmono. x.eo
has a longer distance it march and the
probabilities are we shall reooh there first.
Lee may, by a foroed march, arrive at the
same time, but will be so exhausted that
the result of an engagement would not oe
Heapquaetees Aeet or the Poro-1
mao, May 25, 1864.
Tha Richmond Whig of the 20th saye:
The losses in Wiekhaen's brigade are,
offioers killed and wounded 24; missing 2;
...... missioned offioera and private
Kfi killed. 818 wounded, 66 missing. Lj-
man's brigade offioers killed 9, wounded
17, missing 12 men. Killed 28, wounded
1M missing: total loss in the division
Brig. Gen. Gordon, of Horth Carolina, in
1.1 1 111 111 1. 11 ll uf u...l.. atud Thnrttdav from
wounds received while fighting Sheridan's
navatrv near Riohmond.
Mobile, May 18. Anlhenio news from
Il.ook Haven says Banks esoaped fo New
1 irleans with 6,000 men, and Alexandria
surrendered to Taylor with 8,000 prison
ers and 20 guns, 1200 mnles and bu Do its,
25 in good order.
Raton Rouge has been evacuated bj the
enemy, and is now in possession 0! the
Natchei is burning. Two squares are
Bftn s fl.n d the fire is still raging.
Clibtos La., March 17. News from Al
exandria np to day before yesterday,
ttai.a Ranks has been 14 days out off from
all communication. It is supposed he
will attempt to out his way throogh by
v ay of Marksville. A Urge flotilla of gun
hnats went up Red River ye3terday, and
firing was heard in the direction
of our batteries at Fort De Russey
suit not known.
FROM NEW ORLEANS.
NEW YORK. May 26.
The steamer Liberty from New Orleans
ha 17th haa arrived
Papers only of the 13ih are received,
containing no news wuniever.
. . a.
H n Allen. Sneaker of the ArEaneas
Hn..i.. of Renresematives, having refused
t siirn the certificate of tha eleotlon
United States Sena or Fiahback, has been
expelled from the Legislature by a vote
a a a ia.ilr carer, tbe American Flag
It hoists the
name of Mr. Lincoln for the Bresideuey.
"Billy" Milligan In a Duel.
The Sacramento (C'al ) Union says that
me notorious Billy Mulligan fought a duel
at Austin, l-allifornia, on the 20lh of April,
with one Tom Coleman. The weapons
were revolvers ; six shots were fired and
two hundred spectators
The Uuw says:
Coleman won the choioe of position and
word the agreement beiog after the word
" gentlemen, are you ready ? fire," after
tne word are," both to fire indiscrim
inately. Both the principals exibited the
utmost coolness and uuninchiug nerve,
though it was evident that Mulligan had
" me advantage, as bis every
movement showed evidences of his bsing
an expert, while Coleman appeared some
--.awa.wara and eiumey. After taking
,'". VMo n the ground, Barney
aiunigan snooa bands with his brother
and retired Bradshaw gave the word,
and boih pistols were discharged almost
..u.uiLaueougiy. At ihe first fire, however,
bath shots fell short. At the
Mulligan's shot broke the second finger of
- -' b - - uauu, wuiou occasioned
him some diffioulty in oocking his piatol
though he maatained his position without
flinching, and continued firing, all his
shots seeming to f 11 short, however, as
Mulligan did not receive a scratch. It is
thought Coleman's ourth shot went off
prematurely, aa the ball struok near the
feet of Cart. Duncan, throwing the aanil
in his lace. Mulligan's fifth shot tn.-.V
effeot in the flesh r part of Coleman's
thigh, inflioting a slight flesh wound.
His laetshot was made with such delibe
ration that it seemed almost imp:ssible
that he should fail to kiil his antagonist,
but the ball went wideofits mark. Mull
Mired his pistol evidently thinking
oocking his pistol, m W, -- r.
sir I" Coieman replied. " I believe I am,"
although he had only fird five shots.
After the first fire Bradshaw said to
Coleman, "Tom, raise your fire." Both
parties maintained Ibeir original po itions
firing without adranoing. At the con
clusion Mulligan desired tbe pH'ols loaded
again, but the seconds very properly would
not permit it.
Anecdote of General William Luring.
The soldiers in the Confederate States
army have acquired a bad habit of giving
loubrifutt to such persons as they see
fit, with whom they ooma in oontact. If
the individual take any offense, so much
the better, the fun beoomes fast and fu
rious, and the nickname attaches iUelf to
the party long after its origin has been
forgotten. One fine Manner morning
General Lor ing was seated in front ot his
quarters, when a Quartermaster approach
ed him, evi entlyin agieat state of exciie
meDL "General,' commenced the officer, "I have
atcod it about long enough; tbe whole rag-
leYTf:?68.'P are insulting me day af-
"Whatiathe mailer I Ptanary- ,-raatvi
the G.-neral. "No one has ever complained
of me as an offloer," resumed the angry
gentleman, whose wrath seemed a, tne
boiling point; "I have done my duty faith
fully, but the men ate insulting ne, sir."
'An, sail ihe General, "aow is thatr
"lhoy call me Brick lop," said tne en
raged Quartermas er, "and Hell Fire, 5
very common expression, and as soon as
theyseme. Iknow that I've got red hair,
very red, perhaps, but that's not my
fault." "Certainly nor," said the General,
politely. "Well, the fact i, General, I
re?;fif?.yetn?iia.4,aIt KP'ohwItf KM
be treated with respco', and ye 11 issue n
order " "My dear sir," interrupted Gen.
eral Loring, " I'm really eirry for jou,
but an order would be useless. I lovo
my men and do all I can to promote their
happiness, and 1 believe tbey an he me m
return, but in spue of 'be good win exist
ing between us, do you know tba they oall
ma Old BUzzud, and what is far w-rse,
although I am theirCommanding General,
1 oacnot help myself, unn and Dear 11,
my dear sir, as 1 have to do. It's the only
way to tire these fellows on', depend upon
it. The name may sound anyininj du-.
m ol 1 1 fl 1. but a b.ii af man nr
teous gentleman oan be found in tbe Con-
feJeraie S'at s army, than the one South
em soldiers recoguixe as " Old Bfixiard.'
The Rebel Torpedoes In James River.
A private letter received here from an
officer of the iron-clad Onondaga, dated
"15 miles from Richmond, James river,
May 8," say B :
The morning after Having City Point
the piokets of General Gillmore brought us
down an old contraband, who said that bs
knew all about the torpedoes re twee n this
and F.rt Darling. 80, atler tending htm
to the AJmiral, he was Bent on tne ad
vance vessel under Captain Beaumont.
When pretty near the Point he shewed
them a tree where a torpedo had been
hanging a few days before, and warned
1 hem not to go any further. Ihe Ummi
dnre Jonte. formerly a ferryboat, was hail
ed to stop, but the captain had either to
on or run ashore, and he chose the first,
but his vessel was all blown to pieces, ana
unout nmr person, were killed and
wounded. The vessel was tnnd com
uleielv from her course and hsr decks
driven np. Very little noise was made,
ihe torpedo was fired Dy a gaivanio our.
lent, but the rebel who touched off
batterv was shot dead by a sailor from tbe
Shorilv afterwards First Assistant IS
giueer Voung volunteered to look for more
torpedoes, and after dragging awhile pull
ed up a wire, whioh led to ihe shire, and
hn din? awav until ne re.oaeu nuiuniu
of newly laid bushes, out of which popped
a o-'UPlo of rehel offiaern. who begije-l f.
Ihtir luej; ar.d 11 wt wim 01 won
ty that he prevented his men from kitting
them. Tney were concealed in a box, with
provi ions, and had stakes leading to
teach, so as to know when a vesie! was
line, anl then to make the gaivanio oir-
enit. He sent these two fellows off to
Admiral, and they have pointed out ?ev
ral niter interesting localities. Bo much
for the engineers.
The ladies' leap jear rrivelego li k
oriel, in tne loiiowing tuauuui .
ansient act of Scottish Parliament, passed
about the year 1826, it was "ordaait
during ye reign of her oiaist otessit m-
Wtia Mart ft ret. ilka maiden laJte,
. : . r . .' ... ....ii 1
baith l iga and low estan,
erty lo epeak ye ma i she likes. Gif
- ,. in taka ber to be bis wife, he shall
be mulct in the sum of an nutdred pounds
or lees, as his eslait may be, except
always gif he em mak it appear that
is be tidbit to amther woman, man
iall be free.'
Tha F.leolion Committee of the United
States House of Representatives have
the ease of Tod vs. Jayne, delegate
I. v I TI I ab.i ja
r,0m liacoian lerr.iurr, iu i.u. v.
oonteetant, T(d. They also r port baok
of t0 the House the two Missouri case, f ierce
. MoClnrg; and Biroh vs. King, ana
of to be discharged. These eases are alto-
rniacr Biuiuan v uv
1 Ij.b from from tbe same oiate,
which the House reversed the decision
The Rebel Torpedoes In James River. The Future of the National Debt.
From the New Yorker.
Many careful d Brild,... , .
npo-th. i er.-eeofoPur aVt, ?
the whole suMent r..-,?; , .!"
Py."nrt w1,T i. 5,' UJ?"'
ecsivelv . "elth" difficult or ex-
DC"H 1TC1V A VI St vs. w
the faeta Unil Jf. a'
unable to count wita
Ualikl , w"t are
creased ability to pay inth ',, n,0 ?
turns, that 'the inrr i .l. ..T..:
real and personal rrnn..i. n.,. .
State, from 1840
thcusand seven hundred and .iily-four
million. ($3,7H0O9.O00) in 184of to" aU
thousaad one hundred 'and ....Z;.V
m:ll,.ns ($6,174,000,000) in 1856. or 64
per cent. Tbe next decide shows a sUH
greater advance in ran eral nma..-
riches For ia that period, the yield ef
our gold mines, the extension of our rail
road system and connenn.ni ,
ew fields for agriculture, onrlar.. ii.
gratioo; and the stimulus given to every
orancfi of manufactures and th
art. raised .he national wealth .i
housand one hundred and seventy-four
nill ons ($8,174,000,000) U 1850 L th.
enormous aggregate of four'eea thousand
one hundred and eivhtv.thr. :n: .
($14,183,000,006) in 1860, or 127peroeat!
of wlt.oh ten thousn' seven hnnrlr! aJ
xteen millien. f10 71R rwi nnn
ewtd m the loyal StiU,. U three any
good reason to believe that wa ahali -i
continue to prosper as we have done fex
oept from the chances of war, whioa eaa
only modify and not ahan.a k. .1. ...
of the answer to the questioa) Uat the
nation will not eontinne to nearly, if Bat
quito, double its weilih every tea year,
fordecadea to oome? We have hm i...t
begun to work our gold mines, and the vat
body of our other mineral wealth .tin
undeveloprd. We have fertile land,
enough for an empire, that the plow ha.
never touohed, and it is only in this ..a.
.ration that science an 1 art hay 1 fairly be
gun to open tbe doora, and show the way
toward, our future material greataeen.
uui experience 01 what others have done
tory. At the end of her great wars ia
1816, her wealth w?s estimated at lew
thousand four hundred millions ($10,400,
000,000) and her national debt at that time
was four thousand three hundred millions
M,3iKi,uot,,utH) or more than 41 per cant,
if her entire property. In 1861 per prop
erty was stated at thirty-one thousand flva
hundred millions (81,600,000,000) while
her debt was three thousand eight hund
red and ninety millions ($3,840,000,000)
or was a charge on the property of the
country of on y about 12 per oenL It
nee Is no argument to show that thetMvAf
of the burden of this debt is now, but one
thiri what it was when contracted.
We do not wish to deceive ourselves oa
either side of this question. Debt is al
ways bad enough but we should look the
f sets squarely in the face.aod aocept what
ever deductions we have a right to draw
from them aa truth. In spite of the war,
we believe the Northern State, are as rich
to day as they were three year. ago. Suoh
a demand for labor was never before
known, and never before so well paid.
War destroys but ear hand of industry
and the creation mm miwuadiajareatev
the destruction. Largs as our loss of brave
and gallant men have been, the population
of the country has steadiiy inoreased; and ,
unless some scourge such as never visited
a nation should come npon as, unless we
shou'd be utterly destroyed, or dismem
bered apd broken to pieces by yielding to
this demon or secession, there is ao hu
man power that ean arrest our continued
progress and development. All war. iawe
ended as will ours. Let us hope that it
may be soon ; but when it ia ended, and
triumphantly as it must be. this country
-- r"""" ,1jui.uiiu,
wealih, and vigor that will make its debt
so soi all in proportion to its wealth that
the most timid maa wilt laugh at the fear
that may have once over-olouded his vis
The Use of Ether.
A correspondent writes: A few days
ago some three hundred rebel wounded
fell into our hands. Of these twenty-one
required oapital operations. They were
placed in a row, a slip of paper pinned to
each man's ooat collar, telling the nature
of the operation that had been d aided
upon. Dr Morton first passes along, and
a towel saturated with ether nut.
every maa. fc7ond consciousness and
pain. Tbe operating eeoa follows and
rapidly and skilfully amputates uc or
an arm, as the owe may be, till tha
twenty one have been subjected to the
knife and saw without one twinge of pain.
A second surgeon ties up tbe arteries ; a
third dresse the wounds. The men are
taken to tents near by, and wake np to
find themselves cut in two without torture.
while a winrow of lopped off member, at
test the work. The last man had been
operated upon before the. first wakened.
Nothing oould be more oramauo, ana no
thing could more perfecly demonstrate
he vame or arssihetics. xteeiaee, men
fight better when tbey know that torture
docs not follow a wound, and numberless
live, are saved that Ihe shock of the knife
would loee lo their friends an the coun
A Good Joke by a Rebel General.
Cilonel Schnefler. Chief of Staff to Gen
eral Butler, and General Oold, the rebel
Commissioner of Exosaoge, are ine oest or
frien is, and in their official interviews are
always pWant and agreeable to each
other. A oouple ot weeks ago they were
chatting at City Point over matters and
things in general, when ooionet ooneeuer
pioked up a map of Virginia, and, glanoing
at it casually, it occurrel to him that
there was a good site for a very large city
in the neighborhood of City Point, and ex
pressed his astonishment that it had been
everlooked so long. 8aid he with great
If I had the capital I would layesi ii
right here. It's bound to be a nig ouy
some day or another." Ould kept his eye
en the map for a witie, an.i tnea looaing
at Schaeder, remarked, hardly able to eup
pirs' a smile that was trying to force ita
way out: ! It eeetne w mo, ""'i "
ins ead of boilding a new oity.you had
better take one airedy built T' "Sam,
1. lid tbe Union Colonel -o his servant,
" get that black bo.tle out of my basket ;"
ami the rebel joke was washed down with
The Front street theatre, Baltimore, has
been, we see, engaged for the seeeions of
TTnio National Conven ion. TheCoavea
tiou that has engaged Maryland Hall,
T here it was expected the Onion Convea
tim would meet will assemble on the 6th
of June. The Si HaHm state, that it
baa been invited lo .upport this Conven
t:o i, but declined; and it also says that the
I oavention is in the so':e interest ef Mr.
A Paris lady say. thata gentleman oall
e I lately on a well known Legitimist or
th. Faubourg, w o is badly distingdiahed
f.r his wealth andivarice, and asked for
a fulertptiou to tbe quete for the Duke e
Cbtmbord. " My friend," replied 1 avare,
" hive no money, tu I will bet my
bool for the Prinoe." "Ton mis'ake,
D itr," ws the reply, ' the Prince does
n .t w int 10 make a btaok pudding."
Weadrll Pnilli, asserted a trath in hie
ho ure in New IcrE, last ween, wq .
s.i 1 "The majority never ruled a nation.
A co'-npaot, intense minority always mlea
a e v ion."