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WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1864.
A Convention that need no Divine Aid.
Nothing shocked sensitive and religious
minds in the Convention of the Missouri
Radicals yesterday so moch as their
action ia regard to an amendment
to the reeolution that the rebell
ion must be put down. A gentleman Bug
gested the words, "with God's assistance."
This was voted down with boisterous de
monstrations. The reason for it was the
fact that most of the Missouri delegation,
Who constituted one half tbe Convention,
are Infidels and Atheists, who, of course,
eould not recognise the hand of God in
the work of suppressing the rebellion. The
Incident was a sad comment upon the char
acter of the Convention, and must strike
all religious minds as profane to a degree
never witnessed in publio Convention be
fore. Nothing is truer than that God's
Providen:e is manifested in this war.'
There are ten Episcopal ehjrohrs in the
city of ritteburg. Half a century ago
there was only one-
Mr. Antrobus, the Chicago artist who
was oommneiouea by "Jonrress to prepare
th design for the four thousand dollar
geld medal to be presented to General
Grant, is in Philadelphia, superintending
the construction of the medal at the mint.
Judge William Botts'nrd, one of the old
est graduates of Ya'e College, "died a few
weeks linoe at Westmorland, Nova Scotia
The ten oldest living graduates tf Yale
are all natives of Connecticut, but they
re scattered over tue country.
Here is a remarkable story of family
affliction : Mrs. George W. Harvey, of
Portland, Maine, recently lost in one week
her husband, father and bi other. Her
husband waseaptain in the third Maine
regiment, and wos mortally wounued in
the reeeat battles, and while her brother,
soldier in the same regiment, was help
ing to carry him to ths rear, he was also
- aknt and iaatantle killed. -- - -
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CLEVELAND. WEDNESDAY MORNING, 3UNE 1. 1S64.
Its Meeting and Result.
John Cochrane elected perma
A Radical 1 lalform Adopted.
John C. Fremont Nominated for
John Cochrane forTIce Presi
The Grant Men Glum.
MEETING OP THE CC'NVESTIO 1 OR
GANIZATIONSPEECH OF GENER
AL COCHRANE -THE PLATFORM
STRUGGLE TO POSTPONE NOMINA
TION FREMONT AND COCHRANE
NOMIilATED RATIFICATION MEET
ING RESOLU HONS: OF GBEMAN
Teslerday, the 81st day cf My, was a
great day for politicians. It was the day
which, (wide the New York World and
Herald, the Chioago Times and the Cin.
cinnati Enquirer, piuwt,) the greatest
politioal movement of modern times, was
be set on foot, a new party to be formed,
and the next President nominated, a day
aoro fatal to Abraham Linooln than the
lies of MaroU to Caeoar. For the com
mencement of so momentous an epoch, the
day certainly passed off with most remark
quiet. Beside the arrivals chronicled yes
erdy, but few made their app-aranoe, and
convention, for one eo widely heral-
and anxiously prepare 1 for, was sin
gularly small in numbers and weak in
THI CHARaCTKB CP THI COKVMTIOS.
The convention met at eleven o'clock at
Chapin'a Hail. This hall will seat com
fortably some three or four hundred per
sons. At ten o'clock, the hour at which
convention was called, it was about
half filled. After waiting for about an
bonr for more arrivals, it was call
to order at eleven o'clock. By
this time more delegates had arrived,
and the assemblage, inoluding delegates
reporters and spectators, very nearly filled
room. The two thousand delegates
frem Missouri have not been heard from.
is supposed that they stopped at Cincin
nati for oonea'tation with the proprietor
the Enquirer as to the best mode of de
feating Lincoln. The two thousand from
New York were simiiiary mieBing, and the
convention was in numbers a very slim
eff.ir there were not at any time over
four hundred in the room, including fe
povteis and spectators.
There was also a 'most plentiful laok"
leaders in the convention. Horace
Greeley, who was snxiouSy expeoted to
present, was absent, and his absence
regretted by delegates even more than
of the masses. B. Gratx Brown was
altfojunaoeounUbly missintr, and the con
vention felt the loss of his active and oom-
maadiog intellect.. Emil Pretorias, Gen-
Walbridge,Geo. B. Cheever,and others con
fidently expected, were not present The
leading spirits of the day were J.Ccchranet
Gilbert of New York, CoL Moss of
Missouri, Caspar Butt of Illinois, and Wm
Goodell, Devid Plumb and Stephen 8. Fos
of the old f chool of Abolitionists, and
Parker Pillebury, General MoKinis-
. Leonidas HasiaH, Gen. Zigonyi
Senator Colvin of New York and
others were 'present but took no active
,art in the pioneerings.
GRANT VS. FREMONT.
From the first it was evident that thettj
was a secret, bnl irrepressible conflict be
tween the friends of General Grant, in
oluding most of th) New York delegation
and many from the Eastern States, who
were mainly of Democratic antecedents,
and those of General Fremont, composed
mainly of the old abolitionists and the
radical Germans, and led by Col. Moss, cf
Miesnnrl Th. tnrmmr- OAmnriaerl tha
wdest and oldest politicians, the latter
the moet numerous, the most deter-
mined and the most enthusiastic The
former were anxious to nominate General
Grant r, that failing, to make no comi
nation at all ; the latter were bound to
make a nomination' at once, and to make
Fremont tbe nomiuee, That was their set
purpose, their unyielding determination.
For this reason they were jealous of delay.
The Elmer s Hall meeting, en Tuesday
night, was intended to smooth over this
differeno.', and was perhaps partially suc
cessful, but only partially, for the hostili
between the two sections was manifest.
The Germans were on hand early and in
strength, and were throughout the most
enthusiastic and irrepressible delegates.
At eleven o'elook tha convention was
called to order by E. Gilbert, Eiq , Presi
dent of the New York Fiemont club, who
nominated Ex. Governor Johnston of Pen
eylvania as temporary chairman. Gov.
Johnston was eleoted by acclamation. On
taking the ohair he returned thanks for
the nomination, and said that te should
endeavor to fill the plaoe assigned him
with all the abi ity in his power, so that
proceedings of the oonvention should
have weight with the conntry.
B. H. Brooks, of California, and 8 Wolf,
Washington, were ch sen Secretaries.
The following gentlemen were appointed
COaaiTTSK 0M raBMfcSKHT OaOAHXIATton.
Kara C Andrews, Maine.
Parker PtllshtirT. New Hamoahire.
8ieihen tt. Foster, Massachusetts.
A. C. Colnn, Nw York.
Wm. Goodell. New York.
Nathaniel P. Sawyer, PenntTlTmnia.
jonn i . Maunerft,.juar;unat
Casuer Bulz. Illinois.
Cbarles h. Moss. Miftsouri.
Judge L. D. Bailey, Kansas.
A motion was made for a Committee on
Credentials, which was sharply disoussrd,
being urged, that this was a popu
lar conven'ion and that inch a committee
was unnecessary. A substitute was at
i.. oorrW forJhe. appointment of a oom
mittee to enroll the names and residences
of these present John Millard, of New
York, Theodore Olshausen, of Pennsyl
vania, and J. W. Aldon, of New Jersey,
were the only members of that committee
publicly announoed. This committee
never reported, and, on enquiry for the list
prepared by them we were informed that
it would not be published. The managers
were evidently afraid to let this confes
sion of their weakness go before the world.
We believe, however, that there were
about one hundred and fifty delegates pre
sent, of whom nearly half were from
Missouri and wild for Fremont, and the
others mainly from New York, Pennsyl
vania and Illinois.
Oa motion the various calls for the Con
vention were read from a copy of the
New Nation, including the first oa.ll, signed
by B. Grati Brown and others, among
whom are Bird B. Chapman and Walter
8, Shape ; the Coohrane call, signed abo
by Georgo B. Cbeever and others, and the
call of the Fremont Club. 1
Am- nnimpneiant. Hiaanation ensnedOn
these calls, after which they were all laid
upon the table.
The Committee on Permanent Organi
sation then reportel the following gentle
men for officers ol the Convention :
John Cochrane, Sw York.
Parker Pillsbury, New Hampshire,
ReT. H. V. Cheever, Massaebusette,
Mr Cary, Vermont,
Edmund Tuttle, Connecticut,
James Hill. Maine,
Joseph Plumb, New York,
Dr. it. Grelner, New Jersey,
W. (i. Hmithers, Maryland;
J. Schrenbog, District of Columbia,
Alfred J. Lioyd, Pennsylrania,
Hird B Chapman, Ohio,
Ilr. Horoburgt, Indiana,
Ernest Prussinjz, Illinois,
Jr. H. Hainson, Missoari,
Thomas P. WriRht, Kentucky,
J. P. KtitKilt, Iowa,
C C. Foot, Michigan,
Isaac Neusted, isconsin.
J. P. Legate, Kansaa.
Thos. B. Cai roll. New York,
Mr. Wolf, District of Columbia,
Col. James D. Owen., Pennsylvania,
Charles . Moss, Missouri.
The report was adopted with applause.
CoL Moss, of Missouri, and Parker Pills-
bury, of New Hampshire, were appointed
committee to eondoot Mr. Coohrane to
the ohair. It was a strange sight the
life long Abolitionist In attendance on the
life-long Democrat, but none present seem
to realise its incongruity.
On reaohing the stand, Gen. Cochrane
was greeted with applause. He spoke as
SPEECH OF GENERAL COCHRANE.
GknTLSMEji or tbe CojtVEimoir. Tbe formal
routine of duty for the presiding officer, pre
scribes .that be return set thanks for ths
'nor conferred upon him. lam not disposed
follow in this path. The formality is to heart
less for the solemnity and importance of the
occasion. 1 assume my duties with cheerfulness
and I trust that in this grand army of freedom I
may well perform my humble part, and that that
duty may be so performed that we may com
mand the universal applause of all men, (cheei s)
see before me representatives of the West, on
which depends so much of the interef-ts
and destinies of the country, of the great
central region of the country, its sup
port and sustenance. 1 look further to
the East and see before me the companions of
my early life, assembled now by a common mo
tive from the devious paths in which theex
grncies of politics had lead them the War
Democrats ol the State of New York. Applause.
For them party possesses no claims when it is
notidentiued witn principle. There are also three
here, wao while they waitanziously the t:dins
from the shattered cohorts under the banner of
freedom, still turn atfectionately to a Fatherland
the other side of the raging sea. Applause.
We meet with such emotions suggested by the
melancholy vista of the pa&t such reflections
pon the scenes of the present. We have come
toother regarding party an nothing, country
Our national eiistence is at issue. Three
years ago tne question of national life fell likea
thunderbolt at- the teet of the people and they
sprang to anna, with a wild shout in which all
faction, alt party, went down. Everywhere was
heard the steady tramp of armed men and the
patriotism and power of the North has swept on
until the hour is almost striking when time
shall proclaim the rebels defeated and the Union
triumphant. Applause. In this hour men
should review the pat and speculate as to the
dangers and Tieissitudes of the future. For this
purpose you assemble here Hiiteuding to sup
port the army in the field, and at the same time
organise a pieai- tiiiiniuM, i:kiii,iui
cipies.and to have for all generations the precious
letracv obtainfd lor us by the sacrifices of th sol
ot the Union. Applause. The rebellion, it
must be suppressed. The Union, it must tie
preserved. Great Applause. But we sh.ll
allow no criticism of the Government! which re-
us all, shall cast no impediment in the
way of our Union soldiers, shall entertain no
thought unworthy of American citizens.
The speaker then referred to the various dis
cussions of tbe past, bince 1787 slavery had
been the root ot every political party ol the
country. The convention nad assembled trom
positions on this question, and now ocoupied
one common ground. All are now united in de
manding thtt slavery be destroyed and its
last vestige wiped out. Cheers.
In this connection the speaker referred to the
War Democrats of New York virtual and virtu
ous denying that tbe convention at Syracuse
represented them, and denouncing that conven
tion as a medley party of trading, scurvy politi
cians. He solemnly declared before hign heaven
that, since the war broke ont, he ha-l never he
longed to party, that his feet had not been soiled
us touch, that he never crossed its lines, that
would never till the war was over consent to
"cabined, criblied, confined" by party influ
ences. As he had gone up and down the Hudson,
had indeed beard ech-ies from these "eon
vocations of most politic worms," and they had
been tuned to the key of "roast beef and cab
bage on a trencher."
But he had been betrayed into prolixity by the
interest of the occasion. Before closing he
wished to Seak of one other thing. All men
this continent are free and equal, and our
Government must regard tbe private rights of
civilians. If private rights are sot respected,
public liberty dies We contend for individual
rights, and whoever attack them wounds the
vital parts of the Republic. Not even the plea
necessity allows any one to trample npoa
them. To be sure these rights depend on cir
cumstances and maybe superceded by martial
law. Till that is proclaimed they mat not tie
infiinged. Law is th re!i-x of order, which is
the pnncip'e ol the universe and God himself.
When it is stricken down all thineafall with it.
Most sacred is the grand, noble old ltbsrty of
press. Over that, in :ar Eurojies the straggle
Iree torn has teen most sternly and p-r i
naciously waged. Let afreo people guard with
jealous care the liliertv of the press, and declare
the administration who would strike at it as
guilty of in-ivism and little less than actual
traitors- Applaur-e )
Gen. Cochrane referred to bis early belief that
America was the light bouse of the wotld the
asyit.m of the oppressed. He had heard that
theliiihtbad been extlnuuehed. He demanded
that America should rem:in the sanctuary of
freedom, the asylum ol the oppressed tnrougn
out the world. The relugee trom other lands
must be held innocent until, iu accordance with
law, you pronounce bim guilty. (Applause.)
The epeaker olosed with a brief reference
the Monroe doctrine, and an enthusias.
tic aseertioL of his belief ia the speedy
triumph of our arms, which was raptur
Mr. Carroll of New York then moved
that a committee of one from eaoh slate be
appointed by the ehair to prepare a set of
resolutions, address or platform. The mo
tion was carried.
Mr. Langer of Iowa offered the following
resolutions and gave notice of intention to
.Resetted, That the members of this Conven
tion, or of any Convention arising from this, to
nominate or participate in the 'nomination of a
candidate for the nex- Presidential term, and
the Presidential electors of this party, pledge
themselves upon their honor, not to accept of
fices of trust, honor, or profit from the Adminis
tration in power during the next Presidential
term, and net to be conneeted directly or indi
rectly with any contract or business transaction
the power of the Administration.
Reolvrtt To make it obligatory on the Presi
dential candidate o. (his party, it successful, to
Rtolvii. That this is not to be construed to pre
vent any meroner irom becoming an active com
batant in the Navy and Army of th United
Mates, in such capscitv as his respective tifate
may elect to employ cim.
At the ingg stion of ths Chair, this and
ar y other resolutions of a geceral charac
ter offered, were lo be passed into the
hands of a committee to be hereafter ap
pointed in relation to such matters.
A reces was then taken to enable the
d tie; ales to baud ia their names for en
roiimert. Assort no se b ing soon our-
ritd, this matt r vi easily disposed of, af
ter whicn the following gentlemen were
COMMITTEE OX RESOLUTIONS ASS PLATroaM.
Thomas Carroll, New York.
Karl Heinzen, Massachusetts.
Francis B. ltodman, Missouri.
Bird B. Chapman. Oh.o.
Dennis Greiner, New Jersey,
L. Haskell, California.
Casper Butz, Illinois.
James Dinsmore, Pennsylvania.
J. E Harriman, Wisconsin.
Parker Pillsbury, New Hampshire.
L. II. Bailey, Kansas.
C. C. Foote, Mj.:htgan.
Charles Post, Indiana.
J. Wolf, District ot Columbia.
TKrWHnJJnn then adionrned nntil
nan past tnree in me aiternoon.
At half past three, the hour appointed
for the meeting of the oonvention in the
afternoon, the hall was abou half filled
with delegates and lookers on, and the
galleries and reporters tables were crowd
ed. But, unfortunately for the patience of
the puoctual, the convention did not come
to order for an hour or two thereafter.
There was no chairman present and no
committees. Reporters sharpened their
pencils and waited, delegates chatted
and gave themselves important and
mysterious airs, and outsiders in the gal
ler es above shouted for speeches, jested,
laughed, and indulged in all manner of
fun pour passer U tempi. A great rhout
wag raised for Pillebury, on which an ir
reverent wag 83t up a counter shout for
"Dusenbrrry," which greatly amused the
crowd. Oih T prominent members of the
Convention were called for, bnt none les
ponded. The crowd also indulged in call
ing for speeches from several of our prom
inent eitiiens, known to be hostile to the
Convention, who happened to be present,
but no one gratified their desire for fun
At least, on the suggestion of a delegate,
Mr. Edward Gilbert, the Chairman of the
Fremont Central Club ol New York, a
handsome, portly man of forty, with
bright eyes and olear, close-shaven face,
took the chair, an 1 speeches were made by
David Plumb of New York, and Colouel E
Mosa, of Missouri, while awaiting the
Cjmmitlee on Platform. Mr. Plumb spoke
SPEECH OF ME PLUMB.
He was introduced as the oldest
Abolitionist in New York, and chair
man of the committee who drafted
the oall for ths convention from the Fre
mont Club, and gave the assemblage an
old style abolition speech. He was mi-
rabiit dicta especially bitter against Pres
i lent Lincoln because of his pro slavery
views. He argued that Linooln had al
ways endeavored to proteot slavery. When
had had power to abolish it he spared
where he had no power he struck at it.
! left the legality of his emancipation pro
clamation to be tested by Boger B. Taney.
The speaker declared that as long one
black baby remained in the thralldom of
slavery in this land,so long jthis is a land
injustice. The reign of this despotism
should here and now be ended. Mr.
Plumb spoke rather prosily and very
radically for some time.
SPECH OF COLONEL MOSS.
Colonel Moss .of Missouri followed. By
means an orator, ha is a man of consider
able power and of strong " horse sense " and
was one of the leading managers during the
day. He introduced himself as a Missouri
Border Ruffian and talked for a half an hour
a very interesting style. He said that
those who came here from Washing
ton and elsewhere to witness a great
failure might go home and report it
bnt in November they will find that they
had been mistaken. They might ridicule
the smallness of the convention, but at the
polls they wilt learn not to despise the day
small things. He attacked shoddy itel
and venal offioe holders witn considerable
power. He asked if they would support a
man whose heart and soul and expressed
opinions were opposed to the abolition ef
slavory. He proceeded to quote from Lin
coln's message to show that he was in favor of
paying slaveholiers for their slaves and
postponing a complete emancipation until
1900. He said that this might be a matter
theory with the people of the North, but
where war and rebellion had broken out as
Missouri, It was a matter of life an d death.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RULES.
At this point the Chairman and the vari
ous oommtttees made their appearance and
Colonel Moss rave way. The convention
was formally called to order, and Mr. Mil
lard of New York, from the Committee on
Permanent Organisation, reported the follow
ing rules for the guidanee of the convention.
1st. That the rules of the House of Repre
sentatives, as fur as appiioable, be adopted.
XI. mat in voting lor prendent, it the
vote be not by aoclamation, the vote be by
States according to their representation in
Congress, and that a majority be required to
3d. That all resolutions be referred, with
out motion or debate, to the Committee on
Ijglt will be seen at onse that the introduc
tion of the second clause of this report was
shrewd dod;a on the part of the Grant
men. The delegates from Missouri alone
oould, on a oount jter capita, out-vote all the
rest of the oonvention, and this delegation
was unanimous for General Fremont. It
was evident to all that a large majority of
those present were Fremonters. At the same
time, were the vote to be taken by States in
the manner advised, the big vote of New
York and Pennsylvania would be given to
Grant, and enough support might be rceived
from other sources, to nominate him.
DEBATE ON REPORT.
The Grant men had figured well. They
had got the Pretidency of the convention,
they had a majority on the committee of
Rales, and the inside track among the ofn
ears. But, they hadn't the convention with
them, and the enthusiasm and determination
of the Fremonters soon made it manifest tha
CONTINUED ON FOURTH PAGE.
THE LATEST NEWS
FROM THE GRAND ARMY.
OFFICIAL FBOM SECKETABY
Tlte Enemy Attack our left
They are Eepulsed and Driven
from their Intrenchmeat8.
Warren fltbln Seven Miles of
Several Corps Connect
Lse Probably South of the f hick
NEWS FRUM THE 30UTHWEST
Admiral Porter at Washington.
NEWS FROM FORTEESS MON-
A Large Number of Butler's
Troops Transported to
the Potomac Army.
Delegates to the Baltimore Con
vention Arriving at
NEWS FROM WE8T
SEWS FROM THE
[Special Dispatch to the Cleveland Leader.]
WASHINGTON, May 31—9 P. M.
Delegates to the Baltimore Convention
are already arriving this oity. It is thought
Congress will adjourn a few days to give
the membars an opportunity to attend tbe
convention. The War Democrats talk of
nominating Grant foi tha Presidency.
Several Democratic members in the
House insist that he will not be the nomi
nee owing to illness.
THE KNOX BLAIR ELECTION CASE.
The Knox Blair eleotion case did not
come up to day in the House, but if Mr.
Knox is able to attend it will come ap to
morrow. The House Naval Committee are pro
ceeding with the examination of witnesses
regard the construction of Naval en
gines. Ueorge Small, of the Boston Navy
Yard, and John Murphy engine builder of
New Tork, were examined to-day.
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE QUESTION.
The House Judioiary Committee will
probably report a bill in a few days pro
hibiting the rebel Btates from casting a
vote in the Electoral College.
Mr. Wilson, chairman, has drawn op a
bill which requires the College to obtain
consent of Congress before the vote can be
cast by Btates in rebellion.
INVESTIGATION OF BUTLER.
Garrett Davis to-day introduced a rero-
lution oall ng for the committee to inves
tigate the ehargessag .inst General Butler,
which are: First, abetting secessionists,
and then turning loyal for offioe far per
sonal and corrupt objeots; and that he
was afterwards guilty of friud, pecula
tion andembexilement to the Government,
and extortion, plunder, dispoilation, and
cruelty to individuals.
The question on constitutional amend
ment came op to-day in the House.
The motion was ordered for a second
The bill was opposed by the Democrats
without an exception, a thing which is
never done exoept where the opposition
consider propositions so objectionable that
they are unwilling to give it a hearing.
It was ordered by a strict party vote of
The Seoretary of the Navy recommends
that Mr. Erioson have increased pay for
the iron clad monitors Puritan and Dicta
PROPOSITION TO EQUALIZE PAY.
In the House Committee on Military af
fairs, General Sohenck to-day made a prop
osition to equalise the pay in all branches
military service, artillery cavalry and
PROPOSITION TO EQUALIZE PAY. HORACE GREELEY.
Horace Greely is her - He was in con
ference with several prominent Adminis
tration men to day.
Was Dipaktmist, 1
Washiiotoh, May 114 p. m.
To Major-General Dix:
We have despatches from General Grant
down to 4 o'olook, yesterday afternoon.
There seemed, the despatoh says, to be
some prospeots of Lee's making a stand
north of the Chiekahominy, his forces were
on the Mechanicsville road, south of Pot -patomoy
ereek, between that stream and
Bawes' shop, his right resting on Shady
Gr:ve- Dispositions for an attack were
made by General Grant.
Wilson's oavalry had been ordered to
destroy the railroad bridges over the Lit
tle River and South Anna, and break np
both roads from the river to two miles
south-west of Hawe's shop, where the
headquarters of our army were estab
lished. There li as yet no telegraphic line of
communication with Washington.
A dispatch dated yesterday the 80th 8
A. M , reports no change in the position
of the armies. 8om slight skirmiehing
had occurred subsequent to the afftir of
Saturday. No intelligence from any other
quarter has been reoelved by this department.
E. M. STANTON.
Wab Drpastmsst, "I
Wasbisoto, May 81 8 P.M.
To ftlcj or-General Viz :
A di3patch from General Grmt dated
at 6 o'clock this A. M , nt Hiwe s Shop,
has just been received. It is as follows :
The enemy came over oa our leftist even
ing and attacked, they were easily re
pulsed and with considerable slaughter,
fo relieve General Warren who was on
the left, General Meade speadiiy ordered
an attack by the balance of our men. Gen
eral Hancock was the only one t' at re
ceived the order in time to make the ai
taok before dark. He drove the enemy
from his entrenched position and still
holds it. 1 have no report of our losses
but suppose them to be light.
Utner official dispatobes not from Grant.
were received . at the same time, giving
more details as follows:
The first being dated yesterday, the 30;h.
8 p. u. In the course of tbe afternoon
Warren had pushed down on our left n. til
his flank division under Crawfor reached
point west of Shad? Grove Church.
Crawford, having got detached from the
rest of the oorps, was attacked and driven
back a little. The enemy then threw a
force, whio.i ap: ears to have censieted of
EweU's corps, upon Warren's left. attemo
ing to turn it, but was repulsed.
ine engagement was short. ehar. and
. . . ...
Warren holda the e-rnnnrl at a diafane
or bb Richmond. Hs re-
ports that he has Us.eu - JHaiahL
number of prisoners, and that there ar.
many rebel dead on the field. He makes
no report of his own losses.
clis latest dispatch says the enemy arc
moving troops to his left, apparently to
olear the approach to Richmond in that
On our right an active confliot has been
raging evr since daik, but has just olosed.
As soon as the enemy attacked the left of
Warren, Wright and H uncock were order
ei to pitch in, but id not seem to have
got ready nntil after nightfall. No report
hug yet been received from them.
The dispatch above referted to is dated
at six (.'.lock th s mornin?. and state
in Hasoock's attack last nisht Colonel
crooks drove the enemy oi:t of a strongly
intrenched ekirmieh line, and holds it.
the losses are not reported. Burnside'o
whole Corps got aoroas the Patopa omy
creek last evening was in full eonucctiou
wuh Warrens. The left of Hancock's
rests upon this aide of the creek. Tne 6th
oorps is upon Hancock's right and threat
ene the left flank of the enemy: Smith
ought to arrive at Newcastle by noon
whence he can support Warren and Burn
si J e if necessary.
Sheridan, with Cleee's and Tarfield'n
division of cavalry is on our left flank.
Wilson is on the right and rear for purpo
ses rrportei in a former despatch. The
country thereabouts is thickly woodtd
witn pines with good openings. The Indi
cations this morning are that the enemv
has fallen back south of the Chiekahomi
Nothing later has been re wived by this
E. M. STANTON.
WAsniaoTOK, May 80 11:80 P. u.f -To
Major-General Via :
The following dinpalch has been re
ceived from General Butler. Yesterday
all day heavy firii g was hear in the di
rection of Mechanicsville.
Six refugees from Richmond, report that
Grant was on the Mecbanicsvilie torn
pike 14 miles from Richmond yesterday,and
that they hear: the firing, and that Grant
was driving Lee. A woman reports that
a meeting was held yesterday while she
was in Richmond, to nee whether the city
should be surrendered or bum d. The
Mayor advosaied surrender, and was put
into Castle Tnnnder. The enemy at
tacked my lines yesterday and were re
pulsed. To-day they have made a demon
stration against my works on Spring
Hill, on the eastern part ot the Acpoma
tox, but were repulsed. NothiDg further
from General Grant.
E. M. STANTON.
WASHINGTON, May 31.
Mr. Foote presented the Credentials of
Mr. Baxter Senator elect from Arkansas,
which were read and laid on the table.
After some unimportant business, the Tax
bill came np and Mr. MoDougall spoke
against tho amendment lot Mr. Sherman
striking down the State banks. The amend
ment taxing State Banks was rejected, 11
Mr. Foote presented the credentials of
Mr. Baxter, Senator eleot from Arkansas,
which were received and laid upon the
The Houm iheu proceeded to the con
sideration of the Ohio Sl East Tonnetsee
Mr. Sjhenck, of Ohio, who reported the
bill from the Military Committee, said
ihut this, subject had attracted the atten
tion o the mili' ary aulhoritiea from the
commencement of the war. Thl c-nour-rent
recommendations of the Generals in
command in the West, is that the road is
absolutely necessary to keep up ths com
munications between the Valley of the
Ohio and East Tennessee; beaidei this it
was a great kumaniurian measure, con
neo ing the peple of Etst Tennessee with
the loyai parte of the Uniou
Mr. Mi'lor, of Kentaoky, advocated
the bill, looking upon the proposed road
as most important for military purposes
and eerriDg me untusu u ..... . r i.
long after the war aha 1 eease.
Mr. Smith, of Kentucky, spoke ot it as
one of the strongest bonds of nnion and
as a means of saving millions of dollars
to the government apart from lis humani
tarian influence. The bill was then pass
ed 64to 66.
The bill incorporating the People' Ps
oitis Bailraod and Telegraph Compaey was
passed 74 to 60
Stevens of Pennsylvania called np the
bill Incorporating the people's Paoifio R
Road and Telepraph Co., giving alternate
sections of land toward the construction of
the line whioh was to extend .from L.ke
Superior to Ruget's sound, by the North
ronte- Bill passed.
Toe H use took from the Speaker's tablea
the bill proposing lo the several States an
amendment to the Constitution ' tbe
United S ates, whioh, when ratified by the
Leg is .fit res uf three-fourths of ihe
States, shall be va.id to ail intents and
part oe8 a part of said Couatiiutitn,
nameli, "Neither slavery or involuntary
aervitude except in the punishment of
orime of which the party shall be duly
ooavioted, shall exist within the United
States or in any plaoe within their juris
diction, and Congress shall have power by
appropriate legislation to earry the fore
going into eueou
jjjMr. Holman, of Indiana, objected to
the second reading of the bill, and then
the question occurred, shall it be reieoted
This was detet mined in the negative, by
veas 36 navs 78.
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, ia response to ths
inauines said it was not nis intention to
press the bill to a vote to-night He would
allow a reasonable time for debate.
Mr. Morr a, of New Tork, added that the
Honae shouid be in favor of the bill, argu
ing that as slavery was ths cause of our
present trouble, there can be no permanent
pease, nntil ihe wicked devils are cist out.
and homogenouanets throughout the conn
The Honee then took a receas nntil 7 o'
WASHINGTON, May 31.
Ths House passed a bill in order to cany
into effect the Cansular Conventions with
Franoe, Sardinia and 'other nations. I
provider!, hat Consul Generals Consuls and
lommeroial Agents ahall have jurisdiction
over toe omoera and crews of the vessels
of their respective countries in foreign
waters in cases of oontroverey respecting
wages and other bjeets.
The Navy Department has received an
official di?ptch from Admiral Porter,
date. Cairo, the 26th, announcing bis ar
rival there as b'fore reported, and in
which he staled that he arrived at Cairo
in four days trom Red riveM
On th- 2rth tbe army had all crossed
the Atcb.i'alaya, anl General Bmith's div
ision embarked. The gunboats oovered
the aimy unti all were ever. General
Smith who brought np the rear, turnid on
the enemy with part cf nis command un
der Gt-cerul Mower, killed and wonnded
a number, and cap-u red 180 prisoners and
two field-pieces. This makes eight or nitu
pieces captured by General Smith, besides
the guni of Fort DeRusaey, in all of which
captures U neral Mower bore conspicu
tery on the bank below Juaiea Point, Vat
the gunboats drove them off after a sharp
WASHINGTON, May 31. FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 30.
town of Format Hill, California, was
destroyed by firs to-day. Loss $50,000.
Dates te May 4th says that affairs in
North Western Mexico are qaiet Generals
Negrete and Om-ga have withdrawn their
troops to Saltillo. Mares cannot place
muca reliance on his generals, who act
The movement for a change of currency
in Nevada Territory ia not susia ied by
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
FORTRESS MONROE, May 30.
It is no longer improper to speak of the
important movemen that have bten pro
ressing in tais department during the
past two days as they are now fully ac
complished. A large per. ion of the troops at Ber
muda Hundre ', nnder General Butler
have been transferred under command rf
General Smith to the Army of tbe Poto
mac. The tToops were sent in transports
up Tork river to White House, tne new
base of supplies of General Grant
Generals Smith and Brooks passed np
General Gilmore remains with Generul
Butler at Bermuda Hundred ; also, Gene
rals Ames and Wells.
Large quantities of supplies have been
sent to White House.
FROM ST. LOUIS.
ST. LOUIS, May 31
The ware honae of C. H. Bell, oa corner
of Third and Elm streets, with its con ten's
was completely destroyed by fire, this af
ternoon. It contained 1800 bales of hay,
several thousand sacks of salt, a large
quantity of oata, stored on Government ac
count, and 100 baleegof cotton. The fire
caught in the hay, supposed to be the work
of an inoendiary. i Several adjoining
buildings were injured by the fire and
water. Loss not ascertained, -j
LOUISVILLE, May 31.
The Sunday's Chattanooca Gasette saya
Hat Shermnn renewed nllca flAnrvta
Friday last, and made his headquarters
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, 31.
Commercial's Washington despatch savs
Simon Cameron's frienda assert he will
preside at the Baltimore Convention.
Delaware and Lackawana Coal Co.. sold
-dav 20 000 tone -1 at prioea ranging
Irom $3 60 to $8 60.
Yesterday Afternoon' Report
FROM NEW YORK
NEW YORK, May 31.
The Tribune's Washington special says
that the Houie Pacific Railroad Committee
had a session on Saturday without makiag
much progress. They adnere to their own
bill and do not give much comfort to the
Senate bill, whioh Is also before them and
ill be reported adverealy npon. The
Committee are not favorable to the return
ro.te except to its route.
The California delegation in uonjreea
hope to secure the modification of the pro
posed taxation on mines.
The Herald says it has information not
proper tu publish at this time, giving full
details of highly important movements
now taking place on the Peninsu'a. In
the meantime news of the moat im per tent
character may be expected any hour.
Its Bermuda Hundred correspondent
Petersburg papers officially annouooe
Beauregard's loss in the fights with Bjtler
at 3,000 wounded and in hoapitaL The
number killed is not oountsd. Also that
the people of Georgia were Seeing before
the advasoe of Sherman, and hare great
diffioulty in procuring food and clothing.
The Herald s correspondent of the 26th
XeAUICgaiI nam mot w . ,
foroe Lee, but remains iu o ir front strong
General Winder, who has bad oharge ol
Ihe Richmond prisons, has shifted his
headquarters to Goldsboro, . C.
The Union prisoners nave all been re
moved from Libby Prison.
An Atlanta di-pitoa to the Richmond
Examine , 2'ith aaya :
Tne people of Northern Georgia are
crowding into Atlanta, awating the im
rue nonet committee is doing ait tr.at
is possible, and an appeal has been made
to the people ol Ueorgia, Alabama and
8. C, to aid them. Immediate he. p is need
ed for destitute women and chrildreu.
- A special to the Herald from Marlins
burg, Va, sa a :
Boon's aentoutby General Kelley, by
ordor of General Sigel, have returned,
being entirely successiul in their opera
tions, gaining important information and
capturing 36 prisoners, 86 homes, and 40
head of oattle. The notorious Major inn
lett is reported among the prisoners.
Ths Richmond Examiner of the 25th
speaks of the gloomy placidity prevailing
in the city, caused by the closing of all
the stores, shopa, Ao , for the purpose of
bringing into aervtee all the arms bearing
men. The families of poor miliary men,
it saya, continue ta mingle anathemas and
tears with terror. Extortioners in market
oontinne to swell their profits and bless
the wisdom of those in au bority. People
have grown eick of the wrongs inflicted
npon them witnin me oner space or a ww
weeks, and be sure they will treasure
The Times' Wosh ngton special says that
the House CommiUee on Foreign Affairs
are inclined to the opinion that Congress
has a right to indicate what policy oar
Goverammt should pursue with regard to
the French in Mexico.
A scouting party sent ont from Alex-!
andria returned Saturday P. M.t routing
a party of guerillas, eaotoring a number
and destroying large quanUty"of supplies.
PHILADELPHIA, May 30.
The Bulletin has the following epeoial
from Wajhington, 80th: -
The Btar .11 . i. .v. ..ia
in theDeparimar-tof the Gulf and West of
tbe Miraissiroi Riyer net i.ijs.. iti-
souri, are to ba commanded by Maj. Gea.
llankfl has bean annninleJ u:i:i
-f, im mierj
Governor of Louisiana, with htajnn.i...
at New Orleans.
The Can tain Oaneeat ef flnha an lini
the arr.val of Arrnellea at Havana ia ana.
tody of Spanish agents. Ths Captain
General, in a letter, returns thanks to Mr.
Seward for the servioes he has rendered
humanity by furnishing the medium
through whioh irreat nnmhara ef me a
obtain their emancipation, whom the es
cape of Arzuallea would have redan! to
slavery. He also adds that the simple
presence of Arguelles on his return to the
Island already, and in a few a nates, has
given liberty to eighty-six human being.
The Union Cause Abroad.
The letter of our Paris correspondent ia
Saturday's issue revealed a curious state
feeling in the French capital on oar
prospects. The eff rs of this continent
the United States and of Mexico, are
again attracting the greatest attention La
Europe. The Secession press of Franoe
and England (says "Malakoff ") have ar-
rtTea at a son oi rrensy in their struggle
bolster np the rebellion and to demahea
the Union. No lie is too greaa. no absurd
ity too apparent to find plaoe with then ;
the official organ of the Frenoh Govern
ment lies concerning as with juM about
mucn eonoera as it would about tbe
natives of the South Sea Islands. .
He further writes that "the Union cause
important Union victory would ahake
Europe like aa earthquake. No each an
event ia deemed possible. All the lata
events on the circumference of the lias of
battle are metamorphosed into firat-elasa
defeats, and offered to the public aa abso
lute evidence of the invulnerability of the
Confederate ' line of iron.' " This was
written at Paris on the 18th of the present
month, and before the news of Grant's
battle march had reached Europe. If it
eorreot that "an important Union vic
tory would shake Europe like aa earth
quake," they must by this time have heard
least tue first rumblings of one. Al,
the lying and abuse of foietga secession
eannot coyer np the fact that aa ina-
mensa Dattte was fought on tha 5th and
6th of May, and that at its eloea the great
rebel army was compelled to retreat that
other pitchedjbattles were followed by eth
er rebel retreats that Grant has forced
tiee from the position he tried so hard to
hold at Spottsylvania Courthouse that an '
mmenae preponderance of e ptnree of
prisoners and guns is oa our side ; and
that tha Army of the Potomae is unflinch
ingly pushing its great work to completion.
These are facts which they may ignore or
laisiry ii they please ; but they are, never
theless, facts; and even the pimps ef new
will by and by be compelled to ack
nowledge them. . .
We have said a score of times that noth
ing would count on onr side abroad but
viotonea. The justice of our cause, the
foroe of onr arguments, the buoyancy of
our hopes, and our propheoiea of ultimate
triumph, are aa nothing. But if, ia tha
great campaign now ia progress. General
Grant should crush ont the army ef Lee,
and capture Richmond, we shall aland all
right abroad aa well as at home. &. T.
A Very Queer Story.
Paris Correspondence of the L lyerpool Conner
Aa incident, whioh ia these parts is held
ba of considerable gravity, baa aoCbeea
fully described ia the London newspapers,
and has consequently not exoited tha at
tention it deserves in England. In tha
Senate some time back, the crack-brained
Marquis de Boisay, in one of those eooen
trio epeeehea for whioh he is so famous,
heaped, as usual, much abuse ea England,
and said seme very offensive things ef tha
Prince of Wales personally, for having
visited Garibaldi. Ia tha next sitting of
Senate, he complained that all he had
about the Prince had not been revert
ed in the Moniteur, though that journal ia
supposed to give verbatim accounts of all
speeches. The President of the Senate re
marked that some of the language used by
tloissy was so gross that he had conse
quently taken on himself to order the re
porters of the Moniteur not -to reprodnoe
De Boissy oouiplalned angrily of this,
offered to repeat tha offensive words
af er a violent scene with tha Presi
he was silenced and "put dowa." All
has been recorded in tha London eo
temporariea : bnt what they have not given
are the words whioh so shocked the presi
dent of the Senate. Here, as you will sup
pose, tne greatest cariosity has been man
ifested to ascertain them. They wera, it
turns out, shameful in the extreme scan
dalous, infamous so much ao that it ia,
bslieve me, with great hesitation that 1
repiat them : "When the Prince of Wales
went to Garibaldi, he must, we suppose,
not have known what he was doing; he
was. no doubt as his custom la, arwt I"
This I believe is the first time (that In a
rrenoh legislature, ty any other, tha heir
a throne has been branded with a dis
gusting and odions vioe a vice to which
gentleman now descend. But the base
calumniator did not stop here ; hs actually
lnaiouatedjtnat mnauur i itrwui nirsaaays,
nearly oonneoted with the pnnoe, it sievs
drink I Who this personage ia I must
leave your readers to divine. Is it not
abominable that a rrenoh senator should
speak in such a way as thiaf
The Adjutent-General of Connecticut
reports that the number of volunteers ea -
listed within the stale from July, 1863, ta
April 1st 1864, was 7,094. Of these 1,877
were colored. Altogether, tha It ba has
Ia Lowell, Mass., there ia aa apple tree
which never blossoms, and yet is laded
every year with fruit Grafts from Its
blossom. Tha seeds are frequently par
tially or wholly expoaed to view at tha
outside of tha -"blow" and of tha fruit,
while the centra of the fruit ia aa compact
as that of a turnip. . ,
A woman named Martha Richards, who
has done an extensive business ia swind
ling mer. hants in Portland, Maine, oat of
goods valued at 15,000 dollars, has just
been arrested at Rockland, ia that state,
wh re she had set np a dry goods store
with the goods stolen. Nearly all tha pro
perty was recovered.
Tha number of students (who passes
the examinations at Princeton College last
week was unusually small, owing to ths
many adverse circumstances, eoaototed
wth tha war, nnder which tha elasa have
long struggled, and oa account of the fact
that a number were engaged as delegates
of th Sanitary Comnuseioa.
The library of Tuft College now num
ber about eight thousand five hundred
vo nmea, beaidea nearly five thousand
pamphlet. The current expense of th
college, as at present graduated are met
by its income. It greatest want is a fund
the income of which shall be devoted to
th purchase of books for th library.
Th Grand Lodge ef Odd Fallow of In
diana is ia a flourishing aoaditisai not
withstanding tha fast that many of it
moat active and efficient member ar ia
tha army, and th sail oa it benevolence
hav beea frequent aad heavy. Thar ar
aearly two hundred effective lodge, with
aa agrega oontributioa membership ef
ever eight thousaad.