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HSADQUAR1M5BS 1st IMSTIilCT, DEPART
KtllT NO. 1.
TNWHO tt J.lr U h. 183S.
General .OixierH rCo. T.
1THK CO --StJI'T in jL parlakei ef Salt sad
. "West ifc"ji-n sad Bait Bo Roof, will Steam
hie without ley at O Irn R.-aaifc, n-r Clinton, td
revert to Co- Pren.oa Pond, iXMan&uIiag cop if ia
II. T oewf ripfai ia fte paritau Si. lltlena ird
VTuMin'm ttII Mtembii. withom: dtUy At TBiaho,
Had report to Uent,-CoL Sam Bord waniMi '
1IL The eoatc.-ipts iB tbe pariatai of St. Tumwaiy
and Lhrleg4io wflt aeenMe wltfcoat d- ay at lJocbv
tra'a,at a camp of iaUaioa, aod refo.t to Gajnain
IV. TA Co inline Ooae ral Uaffared tht raasy
e aaae wader th prer sJodi of tfifl 'eoatcrint law
hAtoao'boA the oppcr'BoRy if e mpllie vrlta iU
tKji'nitmU, ho 1 urn that c in of im traction tre
kkWUt dltfa&'ed Bd-r eeeepeteot ceraaaer,
thT wi 1 repair to vm X OBt a4 ple ttmMlrei
ia tb fruat rank of tkrtr eauairj' d'ea4era.
V. H hworor,f:oainreBOruuiae, tae ex
rfcOBfaaty wcaeb aboall wat it4elf W th ;e
f u w4, W '-e fr.lefs of fat to
-illy TOUtatar'" to lbs dr'rne f tbr nrtw- ao4
llu; rommaodra of tr.op, provoft HiarbU of
vi mfc n of be mil. fa, eiv.l arKtrtg. and
otoer crti oafci'ra an vctomed to tiki prompt and
ffjCie aaaara-ex ti e:a:ls dcljiqneti to reaob their
Ey eMMaaod or tlr.g Qn ror,IJ3.
L. D. SANWO O. 5t A.,
rfS49KT4w AAA wend lorg QBTal.
KBADQCARTER5 SB DISTRICT, J
VlCKBOC, Ja!y jg le61
"XTOTICK h beraby r'" " ' proi b are 'ab
J t to tbo aetloa of tbe Csotcriat Act, that tfctws
TftJ vJaat-- -Kiaoat -waitlsfto ba earvllrd sader
tbe lair, mil besJfcvred to oatec' tt r irm compicy
aad rotrUoaat, fr-at taolr Sta'n from aai'ss tbe,ttral
cora of bts itrlgad, ooaipittd of tbe fuBorriBS rei-
l'M BeghoeBt Loft&iaas Art'Hc.-y Co.omI a A
KiCtek BattaboB Lmi iaaa Artffiory Llent. -Co'oie)
Pavrth E-ftaaat LoaialaBa Vo'aaiaar Cobnet IL
aWaBBtb Ittgtiaoat IioaUiaaa VoJaateetE Col
TwBwty-ii;h rgiaitat IieaMaaa Toiaaloers Co'.
Treay4TOBtG Beffaaast Loafeteea Tela&tert
OoI.Ii. D. Mark t
Tnoatr otchUk Sosbaact XMbiasa TeiaBteers Col
Tbird KegiaioBt VliMorlaft Totaatoen OoL T. A.
8ixtb BttaAoa Mk,ifi VoiBateeii-L'ea'.-Col
J. W. Ttaltaai
"fjaninar of ofiers aad Miaem Oapt D. "Wlnttr
By miiiaart of Stif. BtB. M. Ll Smiih.
- J. F. lKIBS,
trM-la A. A. 6eoi?l.
r a vp TMrcTQTTrs'Pfnw f
General Order To 1.
Jackson, f! t. Jn'y 85 1S
HAVIX b'ea lre1 t tbe comaus4 of a CaXT
or IXiTBCCTlOX, Kfiitod at fiiookbvvfB, Law
reaoe eoaaiy. Hipfa, on tao Ifcw Orlfaat and
.Tactmra RatBa4, It h rd ttat aH arMrg Ml le
gally oxoatB fraat eBfoJana for frv.ee ia tae .rsk
of tao OaaJWorato MaTeji, brtwroc tfan of eigbteec
Mii Thirty-dr. reidit'ff in tin foVeTrh; ooED'ie aad
t-'taa tf HieiiwpBi. vt: Vr hH. liSn. Tnoiea,
P.doI. Lafaye-.te. Coatuwi-, Ulh-nn, Talluba -hi,
1 uUt-i'ebw, ttaxftotrar. Bolivar. Wahlig!oo, Carro 1
Cfawaw. Attala HuIommi Juqaeaa. Vaioj, Medina,
Ic&. Scott, Kaskia, Htoda. vranen. CUborne. CopJ
nV 8lB?t e B tB.l:h, Cotiaetea. LanrreBxe Frank Un.
JtaV-ma. Adaiea. Wi k'.nsoa. jtm'.ie. rik, Miijn acd
H-Ji Ttfun tn pwaor, oa lt Xtcdsy if An
gu.L lH, t tbe mxwr-' o-t at aid camp.
X . xeiili& Will be al od apoH tbe crtififa'.
ri Pbyidetstk, eze-p '.to o whi bold esoiattirioaa a
arziKOM ia tbe i'-. H Aruiy.
Potmcs botdia isth eerti&sates TrCl leoort tbem
m4n at tbe ap, axid rertidcaUi bei: g aabject t J tbe
nyairaaal of tbo tioaaawdaat.
AM rafBgffi or pereoM eiuar t tbcae S'atee or
porUauj( Statn bat na-aig t be CoB'esWtry aod
la po.tawtfoB of tb-i oneaif, nbs i we r tnjr ooBte
wibii tie bmi s of ib twv uuaed caaat'e, ar ic
Uaded ia tbe above er.er
Alt potaoK f d ing tc comply T-ith tbe above eraer
yeM bo rttd aad treated a d-aeKe".
Jbaak pawn wdt brwr itb Wat ace blaabet er qailt
t"B 3f acd p'ate ssd fro tbioe to ire daji tali':Bx,
awoardiBK to tbe dtdanse fmia tbe eaaip.
TlTUj cnnttotl rn tte dttf rent ra'lroMls vrUl be far
ill ail bob appliCKtioa to tfa) crdoeton.
By erder of tbe Sojrnwy of War
K. R. 0L.ABK MapH- aad A. A G.,
JfSS4cv OoeaiBoie Camp of Iaitracien.
HEADQUABTKRS UT UISTRICT, DEPART )
MEKT NO. 1,
TiSrMOJi, J.A , Joly 12, 182. )
General Orders IVo. O.
rTHB I"i event Xarebel of the oeaaty or psri-h
. .kan iibc tlava war be arrested, tooetber with
hr i mliliiiit llave ewoerx, to be by him se ee'ed acd
jiiaanacd. rti ill eocautate a rpec al trbesal for tbe
nial mC alaret eb&TEd wjtb offeas agkiatt BUKary
law. and lor adsVr vK- m have pewer to iofl et mcz
eerporeal paabbaMat a they Bay think proper
If. Beery stave who it ah eater, or aterapt to eater
tbe RBee ot tbe fseay. Ttitbsitt a (pedal parscit frrm
iMetnet Beatqoarter'. or -who dha'l come from wltbio
tae eai&y'a Uoei taall be abot. orwe te aoeb eorpo
tral pam ibeaeBt as t'jit tr bona! m'y oeu rmlne.
III. Wboto.aay a'ave bas been c aleaiLed t death
by tae tribaaal bereid eetaMahd. be eiecatioa o! the
MCteaee. exeepi !b eets where tbe vicinity i.f tbe tae
mf ii.f rti linaiediA actioa, will be aoepcadtd
sta the aeaten-e ba boeatcawaved hr tbe toeaaurd
iDC Geoeral of the LHi riet, aad aa order Ittaed for tbe
IV. In sarMbii or eouctir, la which to P.-eveet
u.,Ad bai baen aaoo cted. or rahere. f.'oa ether eir-
. .uueai. Ive arreeted canaat bi lrrcat io f at.
ik'cnvti'i b taken before tit neurit V tore t llirkhal.
wlob aatboriztd and rrqnired io take eo;aizacc oi
tbe cae aad proceed in a 1 repel at thouch the ar-
rttt bad BceaiBitoe IB bi own jmnmi v rvumj.
f vruunr tt m nra-tkabie. aod tbe ewaer coo-
Kcnidto It, par.ithiae tt iLflicted eon iHnyet aadrr tbe
prjWoM f bx oriw. will beliiflictid Bp n tbe plan
i&doa to waieb th y te ea or are attaeLei, aad ia
Murnr of iB ether alaeM.
riroVoi,3iar,bal are aatbor ied to dm tbe Ja b
ruimicf thir re.tuctlre ronatie obi or rar
libn tfr tbo c it aaem-at cf lave. lb kaapfrs of
mm abteauoiu ulll be aCowcd the tuaatTeof fcr
VllTBppsnM'Bi okb'bt 'area or la-i off tbem Io
cbane, ate I qiLiicd to rad lk. usd r to them at lets!
gf maun and of Br'i; -Orn. RCOOLES.
- t v. hxtimvjtK a s. a..
Ifftt j- ti A A. A d lBeeetor-'eeral.
0 DER- So. 23.
Eiiorr Near Vicksscro. Arc 4. 18ft2.
- vr-wefe tt lwrebv aires to all tDemten of tbU teei
l meat, abeoat wttboat proper aotbori'y. aolde.s
boss fBt rfftfek aad bare fM' d to preaest eerti6ea'(s
f awb-b . V .ebrn d by army torjecat, wbo have beea
laalili MDBiiaeed, eoatsuiom d. or who have takes
tyaar ami " -
Cifc iftiae. or eertacatefi aod attd-viii frnm re
,T.-m prarratec pfyaMies : all Mri ret Br a,
ri-nMM. Btreadaat oraur.et in bnnpl a., ttat ifahey
oo BOJ r p-rt at one? o ttese Keaiq .arteM. they "mi.
. t J- i i t .r.H dealt with as deterte-a.
OaBBniaUie aaonld ()n froat their oHt tboe who
, ti. , r i.ji.rlv mriH r aheald bare for
rWealboirrabto aerve toetr country hone ly and
iJfrmr. On tbe reUra of U raeh ptrtons, whether
vefeuttray or otaerwlae, they rrW be dealt with m ac-
ewdac- aa araiy r ga -jora. irn
ttoa ot inoe bow pre.ea vu ub j, "
n'ocnroArarea of absence, sa well ax aa-
vBiadma tto person bfclOEEiEg'.tortfcit
11 b- ll-edra p oetue tabtctei eicept
putijataraad nfgrnt catas, at Uiote per
da dniT aa hired eaoiUtmai oacht to bare
enoogb to do doty at volontetrf, and Ihoi)
r?'iffl.aii life roll will be retaced at rvrr ticrl
Mrpoaulie are not wanted Is this reelmeni
ae bqW ptPMPl d.eWiarged by proper a at hoi Hy.
rlV errj JAMES P. PADKEK,
. JAfS. J. CALLOWAY.
. Act n Adjatwt.
' O IfJbU C IwV Xj
ta UEAflWIiRtTUtS .JSTi1X TSOOPS.)
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i WW" . AtKSOK, Xlft , Jdf 11.J6W J
'ijOSO Y-,? p-r IMo. 13.
-r 1 y dpOaffbscrty vt W Qtvetnrr and Coaafaaier.
r i .1.1 tx.- hiMU tfn oramxed n.nd ta be or-
"Trii v ,04 of tbe fk)Er,ramder-ln
MWTXTthxior Oe al 2 atd 3flB tae lererai
.r il. m RlMiti Dlridon oi Mlbliatapi,
a-e berebyordered into ae:lv tsrvioe. aod are odered
to rendeirooa an 6vn) an traetif able la wnp, two ini.es
aernwe-t or tne iowu oi ' fcVi- , . i ,
Bfridier Beoeral M P. Be'iT, aad la H abieato the
annasstters of S.ate trwpi la lie eoenbei of tbe sld
Br pad t-tvi-ion, are cberied with rhlexf oetiua of
for ib- laearaM
Bit eoiaaiaiid of M-j Gea T. O.fferrrR,
J J. COKWAY, a 8 A.
1 A; AjA. a.
TH2 NEW CKWSBS.
XMcrrare of Population in Tin IVr. ,
Mr. Kennedy, the superintendent of the cen
sus, makes the following preliminary report of
tbe growth of the United States, based upon the
oensiu returns of I860 :
Thus for in oar history no State h&s dttcliued
in population. Vermont has remained nearly
stationary, and id saved from a positive loee of
inhabitants by only one-third of oae per cent.
New li&mpshire, likewise, has gained but slowly
her increment being only 8097, or two aod a
half per cent, on that of 1650. Maine lias made
the satisfactory increase of 45,110, or 7.74 per
cent. The old agricultural States may he eatd
to be filled up, so far as regards the sources
adapted to a rural population iu the present
condition of agricultural science. The coudi
lions of their increase undenro a chance uron
Hfh getKr'M occupation aad allotment uf their
Manufactures and comraaierco then come in
to supply the means of subsistence to an excess
of inhabitants beyond what the ordinary culti
vation of the soil can sustain. This point in tbe
program of population has been reuehed, aad,
perhaps, passed, in most, if not all of the New
England Statee. But while statistical science
may demonstrate within narrow limits the num
ber cf persons who may extract u subsistence
from each square mile of arable laud, it cannot
compute, with aay reasonable approach to cer
tainty, the additional population resident on the
same boil, which may ootain its living by the
thonss.nd branches of artificial industry wnicu
the demands of society and civilization have
created. This h foiciblv illustrated by the re
turns relative to the thiee other Mew Eogiand
States Massachusetts, Khode Islaud aad Con
necticutwhich contain 13,750 tqu8re mites.
The following table shows their population in
1350 and 'CO:
2iaaebett 9W.514 l,831,tW
Kaode Wand Ulfit t
Their density (or number of inhabiUaSs to
the Eqf.re mile) is as foltews :
UouoecU. ut TO.S3 Sfc
Jtuowe Maud liiUff 2iJ.oJ
The accresate Utritorialtetof Maine, Now
Hampshire aud Vermont is 4S33iG . quare miles;
tbe aamber Ot inhabitants l.aa.w, or -zozx to
the square mile. The stated point of deusity
was iassed br the three States named in the ta
ble more than fitly jears ago, and yet they go
oa increasing in population with a rapidity as
great as at any former period of iheir history.
South Carolina has gained, during the decade.
35,201 inhabitants ot all conditions, equal to
5:57 per cent. Of this increase 10,8tio are
whites, nu d the remainder are free colored and
slaves. It is perhaps a littie remarkable that tbe
relative increase of the free colored class of this
State was more considerable than that of any
other. As their number, 9.914, is so small as to
excite neither apprehension nor jealousy among
the white race, the iccrease is probably doe beta
to manumission and natural causes. Tais State
has made slower progress during the last term
than any other in the South, having advanced
only from 27:35? to 25.72 inhabitants to the
Tennessee, it win ue ossetTeu, nas maue nut
the moderate gain of 10:63 per cent, for all
classes. Of this aggregate increase the whites
have gained at the rate of 9.24 per cent upon
Jr!5'J, the tree colored !J:b,aM slaves io:i4.
The next lowest hi the rate ot increase in tlie
list of Stu:hern States is Virginia, whose gain
upon her segregate pepulatioa in 1850 was 174,-
037, equal to 12 20 per cent. Tbe white class
gained J52,bll, or it. lb percent., me si.tvee
13,337, or 3 88 per cent.
STATISTICS OF RAPID INCREASE.
These are examples of tbe States wherein the
pepclation has advanced with slowest progress
the last ten years. Turnic? now to the Suies
which have made the most rapid advance. w
find that New York has mcreed from 3,09 334
to 3.80,735, exhibiting an augmentation of 733,-
341 inhabitants, being at the rata cf 25 29 per
eent. The free colored popnktion has lallen off
Gl since 150, a diminution to be acccnuUd for
probabiy by the operation of the fugitive slave
law, which induced maoy colored persons to mi-
srate farther north.
The rain of Pennylvanta has been in round
numbers 5GG.0G0. In that State tbe free colored
have increased about 3000. 1 be greater mild
ness of the climate, and a milder ivpe of the
prtjudices connected with this class of popula
tion, tbe result ot Dencvoient lanuenceg sua its
proximity ta the slaveholding States, may ac
count for the fact that this raee holds its own iu
Pennsylvania, while undergoing a dimiuution in
the State next adjoining on the north.
Minnesota was ctueny an unsettled territory
at the date of the seventh census ; its large
present population, as shown by the returns, is,
thertf.re, neaily clear i?ain.
The vast region of Texas, ten years Eince,
was comparatively a wilderness. It has now a
populatiou of over GOO.OOO, and tho. rate of its
increase is riven at 143 per cent.
Illinois presents the most wonderful example
of great, continuous and healthy increase. Iu
1839, Illinois contained 15 ,445 inhabitants: m
1840, 476,183; in 1850, 851,470. in I860, 1,711,-
931. The gain during tbe last decade, was.
therefore, 860,431, or 101.00 per pent. S3 large
population more than douuung useit in ten
years, by the rejrular coarse of settlement aad
' . -i. :! i -flt.l Tl.
natural increase 1 wuuuui puiairei. xuu
condition to which Illinois has attained, under
the progress of the last thitty years, is a monu
ment of the blessings of industry, enterprise, j
Deace and free institution's
Tbo growth of Indiana in pormUttion, though
less extraordinary than that dWllr neighboring
Slate, has been most satislactory, her gam du
ring the decade having been 302,000, or more
lhati thirty-six per cent upon her numoer in
Michigan. Wisconsin and Iowa have partici
pated to the full extent in the suprieing develop
ment of tbe Northwest The renmkeble health-
TuIeoss of that region seems to more than com
pensate for its ngois, and trie ierulity or tbe new
soil leads men eagerly to contend with and over
come the harshness ot tbe elements, ine oner
gies thus called into action have, in a few years,
made the States of the Northwest the srrauary
of Europe, and that section of our Union which,
within tbe recollection ot living men, was
vMi wjldernefs, is now the chief source of sup
ply in seasons of scarcity for the sntFdring mil
rkms of another contiueut.
disproportion between north and south.
Lookine curiously over the returns, it appears
that the fifteen slaveheklirg States contain 12,-
240,000 inhabitants, of whtHff' 8,039.000 are
whites, 251,000 free colored persons, and 3,930,
000 are slaves. The actual gain of the while
population in those States from 1650 tn 1800 was
2 027,000, equal to 27.33 per cent. The slaves
advanced iu numbers 749.931, or 23 41 per out.
Thie does not include the slaves of the District
of Columbia, who decreased 502 in the course of
tea years. The nineteen free States and seven
Territories, together with the Federal District,
containod, according to the eighth census, 19,
201, 546 persons, including 27,749 Indians, of
whom 18,930,579 were white and 237,218 free
colored. The increase of both classes was
5 593 003, or 41 24 per cent. No more satisfac
tory indication of tbe advancing prosperity of
the country could he desired than this general
and remarkable progress in population North
and South we find instances of unprecedented
trains, as in the case of Illinois, just adverted to.
In-the Southwest the great S'ate of Missouri has
increased by the number of 500,000 inhabitants,
which is. within a fraction of 74 par cent
Tt ia due to candor to state that the marked
disproportion Between tbe rate of gain in the
North and fioath respectively, is manifestly to
soraeexteoi caused by the large number of im
migrants wio settle in tbe foimsr seetkin, on ac
count of congeniality aJiKiato ; the variety
of occupation, the dgiJwherewith respecta
ble employment is Invested, and the freedom of
Owing, among other causes, to the extreme
of clfmatn in the more Northern States, and In
1 other Siates to the expulsive enactments of the
Legislature, the tree colored sbow a decrease ot
numbers daring the past ten years, accordiug to
the eeusn, iu the following ten State?: Ar-kansa-vFlorida,
ladti&. Meino, Mississippi,
New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Texas aad
The frea'Colored.havo gained eJovea thousand
in Ohio, th? eefabous&ud in North Oorolina, and
nine thousand in Maryland. In tho latter fatate
the prejudice againsUhis class appears to cxibt
ooly to a limited exftnt, aud constituting as it
docs 12 per cent of the whole population, it
forms au important element in the free labor ot
Maryland. . . ,.
It is important to observo tho growing dis
parity between the pace at which the whito and
colored races are advancing in this country.
While tbe whites, from 1350 to 1SG0, gained 3t!
per cent., the slaves and free colored increased
somewhat lesj tfiau 22 per cent; and the total
iucrease of the free colored and slaves lor
seventy years was but 485 per cent, against o7
per cent, for the whites.
Tie TJ'ur ii V.'tat 'Xruuccc.
Tho Memphis llulltfm publishes the following
extract from a letter from Bolivar, Tenn.:
For several days tho enemy's troops from Mis
sissippi have been hovering around us. We re
ceived information the other day that they were
marching upon us in threo diffarent directions,
in three heavy divisions, end we put our houses
in order to reoeive thern. They didn't come.
Oa Saturday their scouts gobbled up four of
our men, aod we took one of their lieutenants
prisoner. , ,
On Sunday Capt. Dallins, with a small force
of cavalrr, met some of tbe enemy's cavalry,
and though rar inferior in numbers, gallantly
charged them and drove them beforo him for
some dUUnee, killing, drowning, (in a creeli
which was in the rear,) and wouudicg a num
ber of them. They were heavily reinforced,
however, and Capt. Dollies was compelled to
fail back. Our loss amounted to three men
killed and some five or six slightly wounded
amoog the tort was the captain himself. Tho
wound was on the foot, and not of much con
sequence. Oa the same day another slight engagement
took place at tho station ou the railrcid about
eight miles from here. The enemy were driven
off tbe ground; but wo will lose one man, in
all probability, who was shot in the arm near
the should .T, and has since had the limb ampu
tated. Oa Monday tho rebels ma3o a dash upon the
railroad, burning the tressk) work of the road in
one place, some ten miles distant, and cutting
the telegraph wires. Those damages hive hceu
repaired. This- was between here aud Jackson.
Yesterday Capt. Dillins hud another fight
with th rtbsls, and I learn, flixed them beauti
fully. I am sorry to say that the gallant cap
tain was agaiu end &evetely wounded this
time ia the head.
On the same day Major Stewart had a fight
with another force of the "enemy. Ho succeeded
iu driving them some distance, but thoy received
strong reinforcements, said the Major was com
pelled to retire.
The number of rebel cavalry in this vicinity
is estimated at from 2,000 to 5,000. To mast
these we bare not ovor 500 cavalry, and they
but poorly mounted These forces of the rebels
are supposed to bo principally from the army in
Since penning the abovo we have been rein
forced by Gen. Tuttle's brigade, aad have now
quite a retpectable army here all under com
mand of Otfn. Ross. Mejor-GencralMcClernand
artived but a few days ago, and has issued the
following order :
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF JACKSOS, TENS. J
BOLIVAR, TAVS., July 30, 1862. J
Ceaeral Order No.
The lawless aud cruel practice of seizing and
confiscating the property of loyal citizaus ob
taining among rebels and their adherents, will
bt punished by the seizure cf twice the value
of the property of the disloyal men, and the
appropriation of tho samo for the purpose of in
demnifying the classes sus;sined by the loyal
By order of Major-General McCIernand.
First LieutenBt Gth Infantry, U. S. A.
Captain and Aid de Camp.
The Chattanooga (Tcwi.) Held of the 5th in
stant says :
We learned yesterday that the Yankees occu
pied McMianviUe, with a force estimated at be
tween 6000 and 7000 troops, last Saturday about
12 o'clock. We are ot opinion that this is the
division of Gen. Nelson, who had left Nashville
for Murfrcesboro, on the 17th of July, with the
avowed intention of capturing Gen. Forrest and
The geutjman who furnishes us tbe informa
tion of thrir arrival at McMinuvillc, states that
he left tbe place after they bad taken it, but be
fore establishing pickets around it, and that he
beard such heart-rending skrieks from tho female
inhabitants as made his blood curdle and bar
Vowed his very sul. This gentleman is of tho
opinion that tbe Yankees had beoa turned loose
indiscriminately, and were pursuing their hellish
instincts at wilt, maddened as they were at their
failure to capture Genorrest, whom tbey heard
was at McMinnville. But, for tho sake cf hu
manity, we are not prepared to give full credence
to this part of the information. It may have
becu caused through fear of the arrest or capture
of the husbands and brothers of the ladies by
the patrols who were searching for Confederate
soldiers, but iu God's name don't make us be
lieve the human race has so fallen as to be guilty
of the barbarism our informant is disposed to
charge them with.
Tub Arrival and Depaktore of Troops.
Daring the past week our depot has been
thronged with tbe population of the country,
waiting to see friends, en route to Chattanooga.
Day alter day, wives, mothers, and sisters,
stood them waiting some to be disappointed,
some to fall upon tho bosoms of their friends,
not think 8Uch a goen9 was eVH prosente(li a3
and. to bit tae air witn lamentations, wo do
on the day when the 33d regiment Alabama vol
uuteers passed up. Au immense crowd was as
sembled; and iu th3 brief moment that the cars
staid, doubtless, there has never existed a
longer period of suffering. Here was one wo
miu rushing through tho crowd bearing provis
ions ; there a mother falling with loud cries
upou a son's bewom. On the other side a
wife iu tsars, leaning on a husband, and carry
ing a bundle of clotbing ; on the o'.h?r, sisters
Wildly enquiring after brothers, perhaps lying
in the hospitals of Mississippi, or there, cold iu
the grave. As wo saw these scenes beheld
the bitter tears shed heard the loud acclama
mations that rent the air as ths cars moved, and
the roll of the drums, and the shoots of the
soldiery, wo had folly brought bsforo our eyes
the extraordinary sacrifices of tho poople for
their country. What, but a spirit of unquanch
able patriotism, could impel people to these he
roic fceif-deuiaifi? What, but a love of c ran try,
reacbinsr far down into tho depths of men s
hearts, rooted there by ties, which to fcever sev
ers lift", could induce such devotion! Urcenvuu
CgPUafortnately, there is too much truth in
the following strictures of the Richmond "Exam-
imr, upon a certain class of persons, to be found
in all parts of the South :
In his eagerness for plunder, it is a fact that
tbe lankeo invader obstinately refuses to ac
knowledge the claims of Union citizens to ex
emption from bra rapacity. On the contrary,
tbe plunder of this class of wretches is pursued
with peculiar avidity, from tho circumstance
that they possess the greatest amount of booty,
In general, the Union man repudiates the cause
of the South fur the sako of preserving his
worldly coeds. His better tapulses are patriotic,
and incline him to the cause of tho South; but
avarico proves too strong for patriotism, and he
espouses tlio f ederal side to save nis property.
He is like the yountr man in scrip turo who was
commanded t sell all that ho had, and to follow
his Sivior; but who went away rrrieved, because
be had gteat possessions. Ihu unbappy class ot
people, who sell soul, conscience and country
tor property, are ruthlessly stripped of this last
by the very hands whose protection they
thought to propitiate.
fThe Richmond Examiner, speaking cf
Butler and Pope, says that the latter, in the
early years of hte manhood, was publicly and
igs&mlniously horsewhipped for brutality to
woman. It is this craven wretch, bearing scars
of the ksh upon his baok, who ccmes boasting
to have seen only tho backs of rebels.
t3PBy an order from the Federal WarDapart-
mont, all persons actually employed iu con
strncting aud operating telegraph lines in tho
North are exempt from draft
TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12,
Tlia WAU IN VKItGBNIA.
Latest FciZti'al Iteport.
To the A-soetated Prea North.
FUOM POPU'S COLUMNS.
Hbadquartkks Army of Virginia, Aug.
3. 7'o ATujor-Gtneral Hallttk: A reconnoiter
iDg column, under General Crawford, crossed
tho Rapidau and pushed forward to Orange
Court House, yesterday, and took possession of
tliB town, which was occupied by two regiments
of rebel cavalry, under General Robinson. Eleven
of the enemy were killed, and filty.two taken
prisoners. Among the latter was ono major, two
captains and two lieutenants. Our loss is two
killed and threo wounded. Tho enemy retired in
such hasto as to leave their wounded in our
The railroad and telegraph lino betwesn Orange
Court House and Gordonsvillo, were destroyed.
John Pope, Major-General.
FROM M'CLELLAN'S ARMY.
IIeauq.uaii.tei is Army of tug Potomac,
Monday. Ever since the firing upon our ship
ping at the mailbont landing by the enemy's
batteries, our troops have occupied tho opposite
A recjnnoissanco was made from that point
back into tbo country, to within fourteen miles
of Petersburg. It was conduced by Colonel
Averill, aud composed of 1E0 of tho 5th United
Slates, and 150 of the 30th Pennsylvania cav
alry, with four companies of the 1st Michigan
intantry. Captains Carter and Bowcn, of Gen.
McClelian's stuff, accompanied, them.
At Cox's Mills, five miles from the river, thoy
encountered the 13th Virginia cavalry drawn up
in line. Our men charged ou them, when thoy
broke and run. They were driven to their en
campment at Sycamore church, two-and-a-half
miles farther,, where they againformed, but were
iflgloriousiy put to flight, leaving behind their
touts, camp equipaga and commissary stores,
which our troops gathered together and burnt d.
Tho rebels had two horses killed, six men
wounded, aud two taken pripners. Our loss
was one horse killed. After scouring tha coun
try a short distance further, they returned to the
There is no further evidence of rebol gunboats
on tho river this side of Fort Darling. Informa
tion received here goes to show that lhi new
Merriniac will not be reedy to operate for threo
weeks yet. Two of the gunboats were yester
day at.ernoon engaged m shelling the opposite,
shores above City Point.
The health of the troops has improved over
since thoy began to receive fresh vegetables,
which were ordered to be issued to them by
SKIRMISHING IN VIRGINIA.
Special to the New York. Tribune. J
Washington, August 4 Three hundred cf
the 1st Vermont wont on a reconnoisacco from
Culpepper Cturt Houso to Orange CourtHouso.
seventeen miles They left at threo o'clock in
t-o afternoon of Saturday last, and camped at
night near Raccoon ford" Early tho next morn
ing the march was resumed, driving in tho ene
my's pickets. About one o'clock, while march
ing into the' town, they were ottacked by the
enemy, about fivo hundred strong, surrounding
our men on all sides.
After half an hour's severe fighting, oar forces
drove them through the town, killing thirty or
forty twenty-one ot their dead lying in thoir
streets wounding between firty and sixty, ta
king forty prisoners, among them one major,
two captains and two lieutenants. Tho Union
party were commanded by Brigadier General
Crawford, in person. The enemy were Ashby's
cavalry, Col. Robinson. Companies G and II
of the 5th Ohio cavalry, captured nearly the
whole of them. Tho major would not surren
der, when he was struck a terrible blow on the
top of his head. The enemy had every advan
tage over' us in position.
SAIUNti OF BURXSIDE'S ARMY.
Fortress Monroe, August-3 Oae division
of Gen. Bursside's corps has left tbo roads and
in a direction quite tbe opposite of Jamo3 river
and Harrison's Landing. Tho other divisions
are embarking and will sail very soon. Great
secrecy has been observed in making the move
ment The following advices were received to-night
from Sperryvilie :
Quite a strong Union sentiment is being man
Hosted by many citizns. The wives of several
wealthy planters visit our sick soldiers in the
hosp'.Uls, and almost daily send thorn luxuries.
About 400 citizens, roaming within tho lines ot
Gen. Sigel's corps, have taken tuo oath ol alle
giance. Several have been arrested, and are in
charge ot the provost marshal. Twenty rebel
prisoners, takeu by scouting parties within the
past two weeks, were to-day paroled.
A bnsK sKirmisb tooK place yesieruay a snort
distance bevond Madison Court Houso. Sav-
oral of tho enemy were wounded, and but ouo
of our own.
Reports aro current in town among rebsl eym-
pathizers, that the enemy is evacuating Rich
mond. ACROSS THE JAMES RIVER.
Nirtv York. Aucust 5. A letter to tho Tri
bune says McClellan sent a large forco across tho
James river on isaturaay.mostiy irom riizjuuu
Porter u command.
REPORTED EVACUATION OF RICHMOND.
Pope's Headquarters, August 4. Infor
mation from various sources toud to confirm the
belief that the enemy have really evacuated
Richmond and taken up the south bank of the
James river as & le of defense. The rebel
cavalry, undor Gen. Robinson, are believed to
have withdrawn from the Shenandoah Valley,"
leaving that part of tho country to tha defense
of tho guerrillas alono.
CAUSE OF THE EVACUATION.
Washington, August 4. It has been be
lieved here in some quarters, for several days,
that the enemy has been evacuating Richmond,
there beiug a reasonable suspicion that a pesti
lence has broken out in tho city.
TROOPS SOUTH OF JAMES RD7ER.
New York. Aueust 5. A Fortress Monroe
letter in tho Tribune says that the number of our
troops who crossed James River is thought to
Little Washington, Va , August 1. The
trooDS to-day hailed with the greatest joy the
arrival of Gen. Tvler's vetoran brizado of
Western troops, who performed 6uch heroic acts
at the first bittlo et Winchester.
The lUililia Draft-It Object.
Commenting on tho order for the militia draft,
the St Louis Veirssays:
The desiirn of t'.o government evidently is to
make n eeneral advance alone th8 whole lino
this fill, march over every foot of rebel territory,
aad reach tho Gulf, crushing tho rebellion into
tbo earth as it proceeds. To do this, it will
bring into the field the 300,000 additional troops
late'.y called for, which, added to the armies now
in th field, will o-ivo an activo fiebtiuff force
ot 700,000 men. Tieaviug tho ouu.vuu minus
.... -1 . -
called for the garrison of forts, guard prisoners,
nrnlpot rnnrla. and nsrform nolico duty, the host
of 700.000 men. divided into manageable ar
mies, may bo ready to advance by the first of
October, and oueht to march to me unit uy
Keokuk, August 4. Alexandria, Missouri,
five miles below here, was taktn by guerrillas
early Sunday morning. An expedition wont
down from hero on Sunday noon to retake the
town. The rebels fled and wero pursued, but
with what result is not yet ascertained.
EA dispatch from Washington state3 that in
answer to a deputation of prominent citizens,
who waited on the President ta-day to urge tho
acceptance of negro regiments, Mr. Lincoln re
plied that he could not accept negro regiments,
but would accept as many as offered as laborers
This is announced to be the settled policy of the
EF Petitions aro in circulation among tho
United States sailors for a restoration of the
rum ration. They say iu one instance : " There
is not on record a case of crime, or even intoxi
cation caused by the grog ration. It is only
two gills a day, just enough to kill tho nausea
of bad food. S3ilors are sc3rco now, but what
tar would enter tho navy which denies him two ,
gills of whisky and maltea him put up wttn rot:
too pork without a murmur?" ' ,
LATEST MISSOURI 1NTUI.JL50KNCH.
From the St. LonU Democrat, 6th.
From a leading citijum of Edina, we gather
tbo particulars of a severe fight whieh took place
at tho town of Newark, Knox county, On Friday
A gaaff ot Jforters men, numDermg about
1000, approached the town about an hour before
sunset, und were met .at the outskirts of the
village, ut tha crossing of a small creek, by
parts of two companies of the State troops,
sevanty-fivo men in all, under command of
Capt. Lair, who had bcou sUUoned at tbe post
of Newark for some days. The fight began at
onco, tho guerrillas charging on tha Missouri
troops, but without boing nolo to break their
lines. Finally, the guerrillas dismounted and
pushed the State troops "hack into the town,
where an irregular sktrmuh toon piac, tt.o
troops firmer from behind houses and fences.
As derk approached, Capt. Lair, seeing that his
caso was hopeless, and that be must bo over
powered by superior numbers, sent to Porter a
nag ot truca with otters ot capitulation. These
were at once accepted, ine mama gava up
their arms and equipments, and were immsdi
atcly released on parol. Capt Lair's loss is four
kiilod and four woundod. Tho rebel loss, ac
cording to their own account was, sevonty-three
killed and a largo number wounded. Tbey tell
ten killed on tho field the day after the fight.
On Sunday the Statu troops, under Colonels
Guitar, McNeil, Msjor Cloper, and others,
passed through Newark in rapid pursuit of the
Oar informant says it is great lolly to light
Porter as our men aro now doing. We con
never catch him or do him any serious harm so
long 03 our forces are encumbered with heavy
baggago trains. Ha says we must live on tho
country as Porter doe.? live on tha secesh as
Porter does on the Union men, aad then by
rapid movement end bushwhacking- fighting wo
shall be able to do something.
Extract from a Privatj Letter.
Cameron, August 2. I arrived here on Tues
day, tbe 29th, and found great excitement. All
soenis to be confusion and " confusion worse
confounded." The order calling tho rnilHi. into
the fitld was obeyed cordially by all good Union
men. Accordingly eight companies were organ
ized herd on Monday, and there is in theso com
panies a largo scnnklo of lebols. One company
is nearly half rebels ; all of which is bad enough.
liut out comes tbo next order baekirxr down
from the first, and triviair tha rebels their own
choice of paying ten dollars and remaining at
home, or going into camp, getting the news, and
than reporting it to the bushwhackers, which is
equivalent to turning over all our arms into the
hands of tebels. As sure as there is a. God, if
our volunteers are organized and armed under
this call, the wliolo ot them will go into the
hands of the rebels inside, of one month.
North Missouri is iherally full of organized
bands of rebels, and they are flacking to thoss
banaa by hundreds daily, and will soon have the
whole country in their hand?. Missouri itas no
clear spot in her horizon. All is dark and ob
scure, and every move made by our Governor
makes matters worse. In the namo of God,
what b the matttr with our rulers 1 Can we
not havo a military governor in Missouri ? If
we do not, we will be completely overwhelmed
by the rebels in two months.
August .5 ibis morning things look worse
than ever. Lasffiight Colonel McPherson tele
graphed to Ben Loon for five bundled reinforce
ments. He says Portor has cow 2600 men in
bis commsnd, and it is hourly increasing, as he
moves from place to place. What will turn np
next, who knows T
From official, uucfficiil and various other
sources, wo have compiled the following inter
esting information :
Ulasgow, Missouri, has b?on threatened for
SBveral days past by guerrillas undor Poindex-
ter. An tnicer connected with Merrill s Horse
arrived in tho city yesterday from that place, to
request reinforcements. There were on Sunday
only two companies of State troops at Glas
gow, and unless reicf jrced they could not hold
the town ugtinst the thousand men Poindexter
was able to bring against it. The same cffi:er
informed our reporter that Union men are fleeing
as us. as possible trom lioone and Howard
unties, icuresoutnig that there are two thou
sand guerrillas in arm-) iu those two counties,
getting ready for mischief.
W e learn Irom Uol. Merrill, in contradiction to
tha special dispatch published iu onr evening
edition, that Col. Daniuls, of tho 1st Wisconsin
cavalry, succeeded in driving eff the rebels who
wero besieging him at Bloomfield, in Stoddard
couuty, oud that the rebels were driven to tho
It is reported that last week a company of the
1st Iowa cavalry was surprised at Papinsville.
Bates cjmity, aud although the company made
a gallant fight, the rebels by occupying an od
vantajeous position, succeeded in compelling
them to surrender. Their arms aud equipments
were appropriated by the rebels, and the com
pany then released on parole.
Mciiride has lell tbo State and 15 again in Ar
kansas, nis reported advsnc-s toward Spring
field was suddenly arrested by his hearing of
Gen. Brown's expedition for Springfield and
The guerrillas that mobbed the offico of the
Cai roll ton Democrat, in Carroll county, and -then
retreated to Ray county, have-been disporsed by
an expedition sent from St. Joseph by General
Loan. It they havo been dispersed permanently,
General Loan will deserve great credit for his
Arrivals from bpnogheld announce tho pres
ence of tho uutoiijus Col. Coffee, with several
hundred guerrillas at or near Cassville on tha
Fayettevillo rosd. They have cut the telegraph
line between Springfield and Cassvillo.
The military authorities nave peen compeiieu
to abandon tho telegraph line betwoen Jfitot
Knob, Greenville aud Poeihontas on account of
rebel guerrillas. , '
A tram ot ammunition wnica leit mis city ior
Hudson a few days ago for our troops iu North
Missouri, protected by a guard, reached its des
Wo nudorstand that recently the town of Pal-
myro, on the Hannibal and St Joseph railroad,
was threatened, when tno commanaer 01 ma.
post arrested every prominent secessionist in
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town and connneu mem iu me ouiu. uuuso
building as hostages for tho safety of las men.
Guerrilla camps aro reported lorming in Rills
and Adiir couniies. Ia Rttls, a man named
Underwood is reported in command.
It is charged that the rebels regularly receive
supplies of arms and powder through towns on
the river, between Hannibal and Keokuk. This
should bo stopped.
On Sunday morning about daylight, some
sevonty-fivo rebels, headed by one Smith, came
into Alexandria, Clark county, seizsd what arms
and ammunition they could find, and such qther
"oods as they needed, and put out As soon as
the news reached Keokuk, a company ol five
hundred convalescent soldiers was organized
and sont down to Aloxandria, but the guer
rillas were gone.. They thought proper to
arrest some tweuty-fivo leading rebels ot Alex
andria, including one who had presented the
bandits a rebel flag. These were sent to Ksokuk
fnr RaTrt lrnoninir.
AloTHMilriftis the most northeastern town of
Missouri on tha Mississippi river, near toe mouth
of the Des Moines, and only a short distance
below Keokuk. . t
FROM WARREN COUNTY, MO.
trrir.rtrmm n letter dated Warrenton. Mo., teas. 2.
"All we want is organization, equipment, and
order tn tkn the brush and assist iu driving
from cur county theso robbers and thieves that
infest it. ,
"Refugees ere coming in doily. There is no
staying at homo for the Union men of the coun-
snt.pti r W.omino- bold. Ihey say
Price is coming.1 Robberies are committed ev
ery night In short, we are in a fix. ihe 1st
pa-calrv. Maior Banzuoff s battalion, has
been doing a good business in the way of re
cruiting hero. Soma forty new recruits, havt
gone into the 1st Missouri.
Tiiprn nm two recruiting officers mthisplace
Captain O. S. Heath and Col. J. D. Eadj, both
t..;.: r n,. v T llliir'n hrio-adn. tho com-
panios in Major BinzhofTs battalion being full
Tho prospact lor uoionoi man a wit- guv.,
1 r "Go In."
APFAtriR IV SOUTHWEST MISSOURI.
Southwest Missouri is in a peck of trouble.
the country in every di
rection, committing all sorts of depredations
tinnn T Tninn m on
Col. Jeffries, with several hundred rebel
maranders, is said to have lallon upon and cap-
Rnmors reDort a skirmish between Point
Pleasant and Dunklin county which resulted in
the route cf the Federals.
Persona who claim to be advised assert ihat
the rebel contemplated a descent upon Cape
Girardeau, aud with that view are making ex
tensive preparations. Tha base of operations is
said to be Bloomfield.
Tho Charleston Courier, of-last week, says
that a number of young men of that vicinity
mounted and equipped themselves by eppropq
atinjr other people's horses and guns, and struck
oat for some rebel rendezvous. They were pur
sued by a cornptny of mounted infantry, sent
curt rYtrm Bird's Point.'but succeeded iu escap
ing. Great heaven! when will these troubles
end? Cairo Gazette, 9f twst.
i'opular aTcelius in linsland.
Oa the morning of the lato debate in the Brit
ish House of Commons, on the American ques
tion, the London Times used the following strong
The feeling- is universal that if by mediation
we can do aay good to both parties, we ought,
at any risk, of possible insult, to do it Failing
in this, there is a feeling, which is now becoming
very natural, that if we cannot stop tho -effusion
of blood by mediation, wo ought to give our
whole moral weight to our own English kit and
kin, who have so gallantly striven so long for
their liberties against a mongrel race of plurr
derers and oppressors. This is how our public
put it This is whatissaid.-not only iu Lon
don, but in Manchester and Liverpool, in York
shire, acd iuXiakestcr and Sussex.
What was the sentiment of sorrow at the mad
ness of a great nation :3 now rapidly changing
its character into admiration at tho gallant de
fense which bravo men are making for their
liberties, and intD indignation at tha robbery
and oppression they aro suffering from alien
hirelings ; aud from infamous men like Gen.
Butler. This is, as we believe, the general feel
ing of this country ; not a calculating or selfish
policy; but a generous instinot to stay this
wasta of life, for the sake of both parties, if. we
can, or, failing that, to savo the weaker party,
Tho people of the North are at once
so arroga' t and so ignorant that they are not
incapable even of throwing down tha guage to
Europe combined, and thus rendsring a step
taken in tho interests cf peace an occasion of
extending the war. If baolked of thoir prey,
the Federal States would almost oertaiuly threat
en to do this. We confess that we havo no very
great hope from mere mediotion, and we should
be sorry to see this country go into any snch
enterprise, unless in the company of the great
European powers. An insulting answer given
to Europe tbu3 combined migot be fitly passed,
over with disdain ; but, if we are' Q.iixotioally
to go alone into such a matter, mediation wonkl
be even more dangerous than intervention.
On the day after the debate the Tunes re
marked that "every man con see that the time
draws nigh when our government will hev bound
to express its own opinion and tho opinions of
tho public on this calamitous struggle." it
"Wo are but altering tha thoughts of nine
Englishmen out of ten when we say that should
it appear that the army of McClellan has beea
totally defeated, bo as to be totally incap&ble of
resuming offensive operations, then the pro
priety ot treating with the Confederates as an
independent poople may be justly dUcusgod by
the British Cabinet."
From Jfnckaou, Tens,
Social Dispatch to tbe Chicago Times. I
Jackson, Aug. 3, (via Cairo, Aug. 4 )
The cavalry farce which has been in pursnit
of the rebel Jackson's force returned this mem
ing. They report in all their flight and travels
a loss of three killed and eight missing, proba
bly wounded or prisoners. Jackson is now
south of the Hateitie river, and is being par
sued by cavalry from Bolivar.
I imagine we hsfre seen tho end of rebel
raids m this cjunlry for the present Their cav
aliy forces were sent scouring through the coun
ty to cover the real movements of tbo rebel,
and th-y have gone thfough their programme
and are now returning, following the rebel army
eastward. I intimated in a recent letter that
Richmond waj the point of concentration. I
find, however", that opinions which are worth
more than mine make tbe army of Buell tho im
mediate o'nject of rebel attention.
The rebel forces concentrated south of the
lines of this army are said to be in motion in the
direction of Stephenson and Chattanooga, and
the cavalry forces which have recently been
making demonstrations iu Western Tennessee
and Kentucky are believed now to be making
for the rear ot Uh movement, it tins is a ttue
conjecture, the army of Gen. Bueu may hnd
some active work.
There is now no direct overland line of com-
muoicrttion between the army of Gen. Grant
and that of Gen. Buell. The army of General
Sherman, as they marched to Menrphit, tore up
the rails and destroyed the bridges on the Mem
phis and Charleston road. These armies, al
though on the same parallel of latitude, havo no
communication except by way of Cairo the
lino of Sherman's communication being tho
Mississippi river, that of Grant's the Mobile and
Ohio railroad, and that of Basil's tho Tenncsiee
river. Thfo state of affairs ought not to, and J
believe will not, long continue.
On V ednesday evening, n brigade, und?r com
mand of Col. Lawler, with a portion of Dres
ser's battery and McCullough's and Wagg's
cavalry, left Bolivar for tho purpose of occupy
ing Brownsville, Capt. Hsrt P. Carstio, of Gsn
McClernand's staff, accompanied the expedition.
They reached Brownsville on Friday morning,
and were heartily welcomed by the best portion
of tho inhabitants. They scoured tho country
between the two points thoroughly, in tho
hopes of finding Jackson and his band, but he
undoubtedly succeeded jn crossing the Hdtchte
rivor, on Thursday morniDg. and is probably
making tho best ol his way South.
Tho cavalry overhauled a rebel mail carrier
with lettors irom soldiers in Bragg's army to
thoir frisnds in that section. Some of thesa
letters, in spooking of the whereabouts of cer
tain of their companies, say such and such went
to Richmond with Beauregard. Other letters
world teem to confirm the opinion that the "pres
ent object of tho rebel attack was Buell's army.
ISfowiisville is on tho Memphis and unio rail
road, and the track from that point to Hum
boldt is said to be in good condition, .and that
at least so far it could be ieadily opened, if tbe
government had an engine and cars to spare to
A Chicago Bankbr Captured. A few
weeks since Lazarus Silverman, Esq., a well
known banker doing business on Lasalle street,
left for Memphis with the avowed purpose of
purchasing cotton. Mr. fcitvorman carried wnn
him nearly yU.UW in goio, witn wmcn ne
hoped to drive such bargains with the needy
Southrons as should net him an amonnt suffi
cient to remunerate him for tho risk incurred.
The banker went to Memphis, and while the
country to tha rear of that city was still halt
subjugated, trusting to his familiarity with the
people and to tha fact that he was connected
by marriage witu some or mo nrss jaumieo m
Tennessee, ha imprudently ventured beyond
our lines, ond took np his abode with a planter
of decided " Union proclivities," and was in a
fair way to realize a small fortuno by exchang
ing tha gold for tho staple. But, alas! the
banker's visions of wealth were destined to
vanish like tho mist beforo the summer's sun.
His " Union" friend proved to bo in the confi
dence of Jeff Thompson's guerrillas, and noti
fied them of the presence of his Northern friend-.
One fine morning a thieving band of forty came
galloping up the lawn leading to the mansion
nf tha nianter. and laid violent hands on Mr.
Silverman and his bag of gold. Tho banker is
now studying political economy in the upper
story of a coitpn factory in Dixie, and his hard
earned dollars have gone to swell tha coffora of
the bogus Confederacy in tho direction of the
Arrival of tha Northern JLight Aflnirs nt
New York, Augnst 4 Tho steamer North-
orn Light has arrived from Asphiwal), with
$957,500 in spec:e from California.
Tho uew3 irom the Isthmus and South Amer
ica is unimportant.
Panama is still excited. Tbe bishop had re
moved ail church ornaments to safe places, to
prevent their falling into the hands of Mosqaera.
The military had seized all muskets and ammu
nition brfonging to tho police fbice Panama
probably will aoc-n be under-military government.
Federal Tio-w of the SitantiaB at McmpIiU
Speelsl Correspondence' of the Chicago Times
Memphis. Teiro.. Autrrat 1. The events of
which my dispatches and letter hare warned
you durug the last k-w weka have taaen place.
Tha rebels have taken possession of Western
Tunessee in sjaoag1 force, atd can at any
time cut off want's railroad cemmaniea
tioaa with, tkolWrsh. The movement will give
theni Boasedsion of tbe Mobile and Ohio railroad
above Jackson, while a similar occupation ot
Grand Junction aod other points divides Gen.
Mcdernard from Corinth. Bolivar is the point
ref re&oWroud for our divided force, and 110
doubt before, tbid reaches you a battle will have
been fought there, ar, at least, one wiil be im
pending. Tha rebels have made a strategic move by
which they have aetleeted a large force ef men
in Western TesBestee. This has been done by
sending troops up in small detachment. The
object is to cut us off from tbe North, and tbey
will probably stKceed, so far as railroad comma
ofc&tioa is eoneeraed. The Teaaaincer of their
programme is to take possession of Fort Pillow,
and, if possible, of Fort Danelaan, and then
they will have our army isolated and at the
mercy ef th hordes ef eou scripts who have
poured into the Southern army until its num
bers exceed even their own hopes. By their
own accounts they have a hundred and twenty
thousand men to do this with. This may be
probafela, si Bee the abandonment of the siege of
Vieksbarg releases about twenty-five lhouiitml.
, They captured at Grand Junction three hun
dred bales of cotton, at LaGrange a large quan
tity of stores, at Brownsville a stock of cotton
and $20,000 ia eash, and at Humboldt aa army
paymaster with varioasly estimated amounts of
money. Probably a tail lion of dollars worth ef
money hai failen Into their haudd. The troops
to Whom these mtraudets belong are commanded
by Giiieral Price. To his experieaeed hand
aicne.woold General Bragg entrust the task of
catting our army off from the North. When this
is accomplished, Bra?g will advance with his
main army and attack Grant, while, at the same
.time, Meaiphis wiri be threatened by a powerful
for aa Jjwtu two directions. These facia may be
relied upon, ai th-y axe derived from reliable
rebel sources, which have furnithrd evidence for
week of what has already transpired. There
can be ao.good reason tor this secret and clan
destine movement of rebel troops, which has
culminated in the above outbreak, except to get
ia-north of Memphis and Jackson and cut ctf
our coearrmnication, and in no way can the ob
ject be mt effectually carried to completion as by
taking possession of the Jdissiaaippt and lennet
see rivers. And, with this danger staring us in
the face, we are taking no steps to piweut it.
Probably we shall wake p when the Htwcbwf is
Here, at Memphis, we have no communication
with General Grant We have the route open
to General Curtis, and upon hrm will be our re
liance. A junction will place a strosg Sores in
The abandonment of tbe tiejra of Vicksburg
is a bitter pill for Unionists to swallow. Oar
advanee.into the heart of the enemy's territory
has beea so steady and triumphant until now,
that a sudden check, aud a retrograde movement
can hardly be realized. The sweep of oar eon
quiring' arms has been arrested, and a backwaid
wave cetnet upon ns, which will overwhelm tl e
oxskaut and hasty with dismay. Oar lines are
being precipitately drawn in, and, as we. retire,
the enemy advances, confident and eager. Yuu
know already what he has done, and there is
mora to come.
It is net at all improbablo that Arkansas will
have to be abandoned, aad Cnrtis joined with
4-the" forces here, in order to save the city and its
garrison. When we are cnt off entirely from tae
North, emribrees must be e-mcentratad and pot
in a defensive position. The enemy is strong
enough to awutne the aggraseivead has already
commenced operations. The conscription has
transformed ervery man in three States Missis
sippi, Arkansas and Lcnisiana into a soldier.
None are exempt wba ebocse to go, and none are
allowed to remain at homo who are under thirty
five. Vary few choose to remain at home, old or
young.' They are a nnite-I and a unanimous
people. They ate for war to the very last, and
in the great ontsowinic may b seen an earnest
pf what they will do in tho future.
The Aor.n need no; aeiuae tnernseives witn
the idea tha', the conscription is a spasmodic
moverafut, wbitji will operate for a moment
only. The measure is inforced only as it is
needed. Men are called into the field when an
army 13 wanted, and certain localities only are
taxed. An army was noetsary in Arkansas,
aud Hindman inforced the conscription with
a rigor which astonished even Southerners.
Another army wes wanted in Mississippi, and
its whole immense area was given np to e ob- .
j set. Its niaie population are almost entirely j
under arms. I3y these- means troops are raised
in abundance, while another abundance remains
in reserve in lhe other States, to be called into
action when needed. There are nearly a million
and a half of men in the Ssnth who eome within
the conscription, and its energies are not ex
hausted until all these are used up.
They are perfectly jubilant over the abandon
ment of the Vicksburg siege, and they have
ptetty good eaase, for a more inefficient and
useless attempt neve was made. It is true that
the position was too strong a one to he taken by
a river force alone, hut that it should he aban
doned with such a barrenness of results was
most discreditable. Ia tbe first placa, with
ordinary skill and energy, the canal might have
been made to operate perfectly. Xt needed to
be made quickly, and of sufficient dimensions
to Insure its success, and it would have turned
the Mississippi trom its bed beyond a shadow of
doubt. Instead, it was mainly left to the efforts
of five or six hundred lazy negroes, who spent
their time principally in eating their rations and
howKng gibberish songs. Ps dimensions were
that of a mere drain, and it now remains in the
shape of a eommon farm-ditch, six or seven feet
wide at too top, and tapering down to notuiDg
five or six feet from tbe surface. The insane
effort to tarn the Mississippi through this chan
nel resulted as might have been expected. It
scorned the idea, and flowed on majestically
where common sense intended t shoald go.
The negroes were mildly requested to do less
howling and more digging, but the) attempt was
vain. They never caught the falling tide again,
and the ditch now stands five or six feet above
the water, a forlorn monument ol misdirected
onterprise. Even the niggers sat upon the bank
aud laughed at it
Of the feat of leaving tha Arkansas at Vicks
horg, with all her powers of mischief unimpair
ed, very little need be said. I am inclined to
place the blame of this movement on the Farra
gut fleet ; but even that will not excuse the
Mississippi flotilla, for, if it had gone at the
business as the nature of the case demanded,
Farragut must have co-operated more or less,
and by hook or by crook, the object might have
boon accomplished. There wer fifteen or
twenty powerful steamers in the fleet, and an
armament which far outnumbered tho rebels,
and yet one little steamer, carrying ten guns,
could not be Captured. They miht have gone
in there, and snrrounsed her, and carried her
off bodily, if sho had ben five times as big.
They had passed the batteries twice,. and, in the
operation, not;a single boat was sunk not ten
men were killed. Nobody is insane enough to
suppose that they couli not have gone into the
same fire again, and remained k)?g enoagh to
grapple and carry off one little gunboat.
Asit is, she is left to do her mischief at leis
ure, and, if cur naval men imagine that she is
going to lie inactive under tho batteries at Yicks
buTg. triey are very much mistaken. She will
be joined before long by two more, nearly, or
qaite as tornudabie as herseit. The Star ot the
West and tbe ocean tug Webb are both up the
Yazoo, uodef process of conversion ints gun
boats, and they will come sailing down one of
these fine rrwraises, and walk through what is
left pf our fleet above Vieksburg, just as the
Arkansas went through the tenfold more fonnid
able force at that place. Even against the Ar
kansas they were unable to cope, and what are
they to do with two or three like her f If her
late feaW aro an earnest of what she is capable
ordoine. she can clear the river alone. I do
not give her credit for such universal power,
however. I aUribate half hir rlorv to the imf
ficiency of her opponents, and the future will, I
think, bear, oat the assertion. siiiluh.
GTIn organiztngihe regiment for the Federal
army, assigned to Rhode Island, Gov. Sprague
gave notice that he woutd accept oue company
of cegrceB. He also promised to accompany
them to tbe field and share the fruits with tbem
XIL1, ArO. 191
0SE WEEK MTBE PSOMBSRfPK.
a DBFKS8K iV (JA.KAPA
EaTKD 1 P.iRLIA.lIKA r.
awera jrifjej nJ!reeiiAn4l.
The London Time ou onr War.
St. Johss, August 5 The Arabia,Tr-m Lh -erpool,
July 25th, vox QtwonetawB, 27tb. wat
boarded off Cape Raee, ae Soadey s'. i , cm
route to Halifax aud Boston. Her advices ar
one week later.
Tbe question of putting Canada fat 3 ,-tate m
defense had been debated in the Howe of Com
mons. It was generally contended that then
was no danger to he apprehended from th
Lord Palmaiaton said Eagtand bad v-ai I
the troops to Canada that she eoold, ao3 that it
rested with tbe Canadians to supply w hi'. eve:
ebe was requisite.
it is deated Istt Haribsku eontemriatr)
Great Britain. Tba London Tines ehto-
riaLV contends that the defeat of 6en McClel
lan has ehaoged everything beyoad debat" A
geaeaal lieisg may be anticipated in all the bor
der States occupied by the Fwkrai. The
Northerners, who are no fools, are reeeivii.g the
conviction fhat tbe Confederates can Lever bo
subjugated. If the warts to go on tbe immense
levy ordered by the President mast hai actually
made, bat the men wiu sot volunteer. VMsa-
teerin? is working too slow for that
The New York exnrresooadeat of tte Tim
declares that ia eleves days only 15.0U Be:i
had eome forward in epito of the eoornouji
bounty, Up to the very latest society bad horse
the waiting away of the army with comparative
tranquility, bat the foreigners shm! rowdies are
now all bt exhausted, and the forth wiil find
the army oaaaet be replaced by money. Eacu
Northerner ssnst cont forward is h.-. own
person, and fight in the swamps and" ;Vos:, or
the schemes ot conquest most e aoanjonec.
It tnc scheme of enaetmeat tails, aii is .ver m a
lew months, the independence the Jroutn
must be acknowledged. The Cnti V' s are
well aware of tbe Northern difficu. - Th
Times also has a special dispute ft, s'l-i-.r that
MeCleilan was to ha superseded by Halicdc
The ;lrmy and Nary GuztUt is of tae ,v.aka
that McClellan is now in a better v' n fcr
offensive operations against K"iclu'.-: 'Jszo.
In tho ContaeBS Mr. Dehcj acs dkl not
think there was any iaMaediate laager f au.
invasion of Canada by the Northern S'ates.
They had no means whatever of undertaking
saeh a project
If the population of Canada was hraa it ood
preserve its indepeadeaee without the aosiotanctt
of British troops.
Mr. Roebaek said, we ought to show tha Can
adian people that we do aot can a farthing
about their adherence to Sogkad.
Cromwell Lewis tboagbt aoiaiag at pcafemt
seemed more unlikely thau that United
States shoald voluntarily originate war with,
Lord Palmers ton. regretted that a seroog-feeling
upon a local qneetion in Canada had mailed
in tbe refusal of Canadians to make due provi
sion for their defense in case of invasion, at the
ssbm time he did not agree with Mr. Dwraeh
that the resalt was prodaoed by the steps which
the govern meat took last year to Jeintarce the
regular troops in the colony. Looking at th
state of North America.at that time, the dispatch
of additional troops wa imp!y an act of pre
caution, and hat stimulated Canada to aW same
thing tor herself. England has no w sat all tha
troops to Canada, anl it rests with tbe Canadi
ans to make alt their prorwron qaite to protect
the colonies from iavaskm. The safcjeot was
Franck. Admiral Do Lagraviere embark e!
on the 23 J, on the frigate Norm rodi, for Mexico
It is represented that tbe Orloanist element Ui
French politics is in iavor of the Federal, while
the Imperialists are for tha Costfodoratom.
Furij: bourse quiet and steady at 45o , ior
VERY LATEST VIA QUBRNSTOW.
London, July 26. The 7Ws in its adrfcrfa:
to-day, says: We do the psoas of New York the
justice to say, that as far as we have seen it. it
treats the disasters of theFedarals with safident
fetrcose, though to a certain extent ecaoiaf the
raeadaeioas baHerins of the yovwamoat and tha
address of General McCfeUsa.
spondee t says :
Casey, the Kentucky Congreosman who voted
for confiscation, is here lo-day loaewiag hfa
representations to the adroiaistratioa aoaeern-
mg tbe state of affairs in XeBtaesy. ita says
Union men are perfectly assored of the robel in
tention to make another foray on a mora exten
Twelve hundred cavalry are bow in his coun
ty. They declare new just as tsey dttl Uu
time last year, that they mut have the product;
of the coaBtry between the Green and Camber
land rivers for tlfj support of their army, aad it
is believed they are taring their plans to
cany out tbeir threat, relying oa tho samo su
pineoess of tho national forces taat we exhibited
Mr. Casey and other JLentackiaas arc aokliur
that as fast as troops are raised in volanteer
regiments, and under the new drafting ea'.is.
shall be pushed d?wn into Kentucky, drilled
and there subsisted off property of Kentucky
rebels. Tbey argae that this will bo svfSeien;
to avert all danger in Kentucky, and at tho
same time make rebellion in Kentucky unprofit
able and support our troops proper. Thoy ask,
also, that all able bodied negroes beloagivg to
rebels should be used at once and ased for camp
service as teamsters, etc , bnt not armed.
Kerieat Disturbance ia Brooklyn.
New Y'ork, August 5 Yesterday afternoon
a herions disturbance occurred at the tobacco
factory ot Watson & Lorillard, Brooklyn, caused
by toe efforts of some Irishmen to driva oat the
colored employees of the factory, of whom there)
are a large number. A number of botarparties
were arrested. The following s tatemant ia given,
as the origin of the disturbance :
For several days past the negro popuratioa in
tbe vicinity abovo alluded to worn charged with,
having used insulting langaag to wfciio females
on several occasion?. This conduct, of course,
had the natural effect of rx.-itirg tho indigna
tion of the Irish laborers in tho neighbor bpoa.
some of whose wivee and da tighten had, it id
said, been thus insulted, aad vengeswace) was ac
cordingly vowed against tbo colored poople.
Some other troubles between the whites aad ne
groes of a minor nature had also taken place pre
vious to yesterday.
57 The army of tho Potomac seems pew to
be ready to atsame tbe offensive at least to a
limited degree. Tbo telegraph announces a re
eonnoissance to Malvern Hill, New Market,
and White Oak Swamps. The recoaRortertBg
parties were sent out, two of which, attacked
and routed tbe advanee posts of the rebel,
drove them toward Richmond, and took a ban
died and thirty" prisoners. The third party, en
countering two rebel brigades, was com pel ted to
fall back. The reconnoutsance carried within
ten miles of Richmond, and seems to havo been
in every way successful. Malvern Hill is re
occupied, perhaps permanently. These dashes
at the enemy will give them something to think
about, and may serve to disconcert, ia a nteasare,
their plans for a formidable demonstration ia
the direction of Washington. Ciariniutii Cour
ier, August 7th.
E3F The news for the ponding draft for three
hundred thousand men spread over tha city
very rapidly last night, and pfodoeed a tremen
dous sensation. The general leoting- was ono of
satisfaction. The people gain eonrkknee in
themselves and their cause when mey see the -government
acting with the energy that tho
crisis demauds. The growing distrust and dis
satisfaction wl pass away ia tbe revival of tha
high-toned national spirit that displayed the vi
tality of popster government in the memvabte
month of April, 108!. The cry goes forth t " To
arms.-to arms," and we cannot doubt taat tha
response will be generous and glorious. Cin
.gWe learn upon good authority tastQentr
alBnokaer wtU be ia Vkksbnrg to meet his
command during tbe present week A tele
graphic dispatch to this effact has beeu ractlvod.