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ter, S. 0. This honored veterad of tlh
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mark of age.
By t'h"New York Heraldof kh
24thC'y. w~ lear.i thias the tfi.te
Staes steamer hode'Iland'attitd a
tho por'of Nqw Ybr on the .234, frohi
Pensacola, Fla. on the 16th, bringinj
the news thatSt. flarks and Tallahasse
Fla., had surrendered to the Union for
cas on. the 9th, and 'that the steame
Spray had #]so surrendered tO the U. 1
.gunlboat -'ohaska, on the 11th.
ITho Now York Herald of the 24t
May ays .that the re are three< candi
dates annouiced for Governor of Nort
Carolina, W ,t does not give' the n'ame
of the aspirants for the office.
.Gold' closed' in Now York, on t1
23d May. at 1321.: So says the Nei
York 1fIeld of the 24th.
From the Charlotte Bulletin of th
20th May we copyv the following items
AnrIVA, oF COT-rONT Nhw 'Yorn
-Two thousand bales' of Gove'nmer
cotton, consigned to Collector' 'inie
Draper, arriwed at New York' on 201
A t the auiction sale to day of five thoui
and bales of cotton from Savannah, th
prices obtained weore 84)3 a 48j, in goh
for Lair to inferior.
General Sherman's conduct in th
Shennan-Johnston treaty has been full
justilled by the Coimittee on the Oor
duet of the War, sitting in Washingtoi
* General 8lerman .appeared before ti1
Committee on the 22d inst. They coi
eidered his statemerits entirely satisfai
*tory,'and'tlrat he actied,''in all her dic
-from the most pafi'olic'iriotives.
- DRArru osr Kra1%1 Surrn.--The 'Ne,
.Orleans True Delr.' publishe, a tepo,
that Liect. Gen. Kirby.Saith baat het
ldklled by 'Majrt MpJee,'in coaesene
ojadiffchlp y n1outofsa 9otto
. sppnlagn' 4 ition ac
hesame paper contains.-eUeo 'atio
of the renrt;
Tha Jtdfthe Whber5~
hats seen aeveral small flde of oot
ward staIte-of afairs ow n i
looks well, this season. - *. :
ng of twe! yowe,
sayV~ ~t Taylor, of the rebw
army, (a son of en. Zach. Taylor) has
been paroled for ten days at Louisville,
in order to enable h' to leave the Uni
ted States, having fused to take the
A FUND ron GEN. LEE.-The New
York hpt' es says that a fund ls being
raised ih Baltmore for presentation to
Gen. Leet $40,000 has been already
ascured, with the promise of $60,000 ad
Gov. Ishan G. Iarris, of Tennessee,
it is stated in a dispitch from Nashville
of 22d, has been -captured, together with
$600,000 in specie, belonging to the
From the North.
We condqnse the mOet important
news received from the North, by New
York Herald's of the 19th and 24th
The Herald of. the 19th says:
It is said that the amnesty pt6clima
tion which President Johnson contem
plates shortly issuing will extend to all
persons lately ii the rebel military ser
vice below the rank of lieutenant gene.
Some very important evidence was
given yesterday in the trial of the ass
sination conspirators, induntably impli.
cating Jeff. Davis in the plot to burn
Northern cities and shipping. Rev. Mr.
Ryder, of Chicago, testified regarding a
paper which he had found among the
rebel archives in Richmond since the oc
oupation of that city by the national
forces. It is a letter dated February
11, 1865, signed J. D. Oldham, and ad.
dressed to "President Davis," in which
the writer calls the attention of Davis to
certain difficulties in, the plan for dese
troying the Northern towns and vetwels,
and to cause universal terror - at the
I North, had been overcome.- It is stated
r that a preparati6n had been compound.
ed by Professor MoCullogh,- to whom
and only one other person it was known,
which could not fai to accomplish the
desired object. The letter is endorsed
as follows: "Theo Secretary of State, at
his conveience, will see General Harris
and learn what plan he has for overcom
ing the difficulties heretofore experienc.
ed-J. D. February 17, 1865." This
writing was yesterday indentified as
Jeff. Davis' by persons who have long
been familiar with his hand. A num.
ber of -other witnessei were examined,
giving testimony -regarding the myste'
rious meetings of the conspiratorsat Mrs.
Surratt's house and their suspictous
movements prior to and after the assas
The late rebel Governor Browti, of
Georgia, reached Wasbihgton yesterday,
under guard, and was placed in the Old
r Capitol prison. It-is reported that gov
ernment designs to usd him as a witness
in the trial of Jeft Davis for complicity
in the assassination plot.
The Cabinet have yet under conside.
ration the question ot reconstruptign, and
it iunderstood that there is con.sidera
ble diversity of opinion on several i0.
s portant details in commneion wth thlus
subject. Secretary Stanton is under.
stood to differ very decidedly from the
B President and some ofh cola'es . in
regard to the proper course to be pur,
sued in restoring the rebellious States to
their aet in the Union.. He is sup.
ported by, one at least, and porhaps. lBy
a w fthe Cabinet, while the others side
with the Presidemnt. Thje enestion. ef
negro suffrage. is the greap. stubling
-block in the way of harmony There is
treason to believe that the President is
a disinclined to takie the .rdsponsibility of
iextending the sufferage'-to. the colored
ci~tisens untihl he has had an opportunity
of ascertaining the sentilekt of Con-.
a rs pnthe sunject. .
.TeNvy Department has received
information of the qapture on the 11th
e mat., of the rebeliqep Plorida, with a
V cargo of cotton, anid- the, rebel sloop An.
ne, with a cargo" ef looe 'cotton, off
Crystial river, Floridla, by the t1nited
'States schooner &a Bird~tender to the
United State atessi~r Hibiscus.
A large meeting of North Carolinians,
to take action fot the retorgtIon of civil
government . and suoial ordet in .their
State, was held .atmRaleigh onthe ,Ilth
ns.Speeches wete made by um
b er of irominht'eitiesenae
Sr isire gnaimously allop~e.i~~J
~ hieji :*Otr expressed, joy o~e t~
downfall of the rebellion and the return
" t~s fold of the Union and.tIs protec
.Uthqi nusted -m exept thr
d nerlyellhno~oespo ae
taoes.on A n Iuanaa
~thr d rd~r er
gin ~ un
h1 ar o- hu
F Vh~ a ls olto2 Ath. 4lyt
Jeff. Davis, Clement C. Clay sad,
some othey members of the party of
leadin robel captives were on Monday
last, taken from the steamer Clyd4 in
Hampton Ronds, and transferred to the
otrong catemates of Fortress Monroe for
safe keeping. On the day previous, the
Vice President and Postmaster General,
Alex. H. Stephens and Reagan, were
despstchedon board the Tscarorar for
Fort Lafayette, in New York harborand
General"Wheeler, three of his staff offi
cers and Colonels Johnson and Lubdock
wbre stated for Fort Delaware. The
wife and-family of Jeff. Davis were not
placed in Fortress Monroe; but it is un.
derstood that they will be sent back to
the South, and not be permitted to come
to the North.
Cincinnati, May 18, 1865.-On the
9th inst. Jeff. Davis, after dividing some
specie among his staff and personal
escort, informed those with hi-n that'they
must look out for their own personal
safety. and then taking a few trusty
followers with him, including Benjamin
and Breckinridge, was attempting to
reach the coast, when he was arrested.
Basil Duke and several of his. field
officers have surrendered to our forces at
Twenty-four hundrod rebel -priseners
at Canp' Chase, Oh1o. have taken the
oath ofallegiance and been discharged.
Both houses of the Kentucky Legis
)ature convened the Committee on the
Condition of Slavery to revise the slave
code. A .committee was appointed to
'prepare resolutions in' relation to the
assassihation of President Lincoln.
Despatches say that the rebel leaders
Gatewood and Champ Ferguson are com
mitting great depredations on the do
fenceless people of East Tennessee.
Large numbers of the paroled prisoners
of Lee s and Johnston's armies are also
travelling throagh the country, robbing
and pluniderinI the people gencrally.
Son J'ancyco, May 22, 1865.-Gen.
eral MeDowell has convened a military
commission to try the rebel pirates imder
the command of Hogg, alias Euson,
arrested in Neember laist, off Penang,
while nttemptrng to seize the steamer
Salvador. They were brought hither on
the steam fjg ate Lanca4ter several
roionths ago, ad have -been confined at
Fort Alcatrag in this harbor. The
proofs of thei6 guilt are blieved to bo
The bark Bontes, which was about
to sail for Ari na with ,four hundred
Mexican emigrints, and which had two
hundred and sisty cases of firearms on
board, has been detained by the Custom
House authorities, who have telegraphed
to Wash'egton for instructions in the
premises. It is supposed that the party,
consistmg mainly of- Americans, was
bound to Meiico to help Juarez.
Havana, Afay1 10, 1865.-The steamQr
Ow4 Captain Maffit, arrived here from
Galveston.yesterday. The steamer Imo
gege, fromn,th s me pla, wiLh, it is said,
about a thousa d bales of cotton,, has
arrivedacM~ta zas. The papers irought
by these arri als are filed with ac
counts of war nceetings held in various
parts of Teoias, and( the enthusidsm for a
continuance of the6 struggle is described
General' Hindman, whose death was
reported some ,titne ago in the'.New
York Herald, has pnbhcshed a card in
the San Antoniofferald, detuying that
he ever had apy idea of abandoning the
Confeder-acy or her cause, &c. Yopa can'
put it down, then, that the General in
question is still alive, as also 0-neral
Price, of Mipsopri, who is now in Texas.
Capture of Xr. DaviS.
Preparalloafor Dight-De*ertioii - o
his Escori-Threattned Attack of OGut
rillas Btrayal by9 a rya
The Flig At and CaptUt.e-Arivsal in
Mface ., &dc.. - .
When thae armistiee a upon byn
Gent. Johnton, of the niederato ar
my, and M. Gen. Sh~r an, pcmsnd
ing the.F yao~l anrmy 'wa comimuntica
ted to Mr. 1*ais, and ali hopeof fdirther
resistancce o-xthis ide-of tb Mlasissippi
thtus va~shed; he dttenied" to esexpe
t~o Tensg." hat Wes bis Intentions
'afer arrivtug tbav af not known~ to
any save hi 6nasdAinal advire ~
A s -~esat,- eedgIg
Torgeraa4 a a% Dnkeai ad
Breek i$Mey~4d .e .Iet4E to
VIs, ~ n .-Governor .
Lub Burton N.
Harr' r to Mr. Da- 1
dis, Co to hnston, and 1
the brigades ; me ned, arrived,
at Abbovill$ . , on 7th of .April,
withonut any particular incident having
occurred along the route.
When Mr. Ravis arrived at Abbeville,
which-was on the 27th of April, he die
covered that there was universal, disaf
fection among his escort, and they were
determined to make no resistance in the
event they were attacked, no matter
how great or small the attacking foro
might be..- .
But little or o effort was made to in
duce them to follow the fortpnes of their
chosen and once revered leader farther.
They all ohose to remain behind, except
'six noble Kentuckians, of Duke's brig
ade, who.manfully remained by him.
Tha following are the names of the
soldiers who refused to leave Mr. Davis.
They all belonged to the 2d Kentucky
cavalry : Liout. Baker, privat's San
ders, Smith, Heath, Wilbert and Hark
Mr. Davis had, several days before
leaving -Charlotte, sent off his family,
consisting of his amiable lady and four
sweet little children. They were ac.
companied by, his wife's sister, . Miss
Howell, of New Orleans, and her broth
er, Midshipian Howell, 0. S. Navy,
Licut Hathaway, C. S. Army, and per.
haps one or two other individuals.
Mr. Davis arrived at Washington,
Gn., on the .4th inst., and much to his
chagrin, found that only eight of his
escort came up with him; and to still
fqrther aggravate the case, unpleasant
rumors reached him of the probabilities
of an attack upon his family, who were
one day yet in advance, by guerillas.
Passing through Washington, he took
the Sandersville road, almost. due South,
but for c:ertain reasons left the village to
At Irwin's Crossq Roads, in Washing.
ton County, a band of desperadoes made
a demonstration upon the carriages and
arpblaneus containing Mr. Davis' fami
ly, and again at Dublin, but after hear
ing who the distinguished occupants
were, and bueing issured they could not
rob the party without first shedding
bopd, they desisted and drew off. At
Dublin they amounted to at least thirty.
men, and consisted of deserters from boti
the Federal and Confederate . armies,
banded together for the. purpose of h;gh
Mr. Davis had, at midnight, on the 6th
overtaken and rejoined his family, six
miles North of Dublin, and just before
*the desperadoes organized there intend.
ed to make the attack. In justice to
thou, however, it may be said that they,
hlliaims though they were, upon learning
who the party was, divided- m opnnon,
and fina~l determined to respect the
distinguished statesman the South. ha4
honored-a4 its chosen leader during the
wsr. Ie passed them unmolested.
Leaving Dublin, or the camp in the
woods near that miserable little village,
pn the morning of the 7th, the whole
party travelled leisurely along uutil they
reached the Gomulgeo river at Abbqville,
Wilcox County, on, the 9th. Bu be.
fore reaching there' Mr. Davis had again
separated from hid family, retaining only
a few prsona with him. His lady
crosaed before him, but coming pp 6n
the same nighttlhe wvas redognised by the
ferryman, who made .haste, to tell his
pursuers a few hours afterwards whom
be set across the stream.
At 'A bbeville the party learnted frm
oltizons that the Feder-al cavalr were
at Hawkineville, and at'midnightleft
their encampment 'and took the Irwin.
vile- road. Arriving within'ooe mile of
that placeat a late hoot in the after
noon, they went into cam, 96:n6 which
they were -destined to leave aprsoneat.
WhenEen: Wilson- aecevedide
from Washle n, to talk meaused to
areast, if possible,-Mr. Davis,0.1. Ptit'
chard, of the Ah Michign ain eoemid
of one hundred endoAt in ofhla .*n
regient,, and. perh~p fiy 69the 2td
.W oonsin, wereidlspatched to t,11 0.
mualge; to: watch the oing. -'
.Going dhlly' to Harvkinfille;, in.
fbimatlon m9ie them 'feeivedd4hron li
unkown agevacid, that 1MaMNou
croa, or had at~ Abb1le.-.
ooj ofered '.~ 100OO$00 that he
had set Jet! si#d'hi family. over
40se~rm. Septhe fact, a
rony(heJ 40ompasent wAg
tl[n, whose inmateaw
in erhaps dreaming,
ar" een a and beneath their
0 no $,$hern'sky.
ad hit, i,
With o'e rgt Am upon her forebemf
5tood blusbing in the Orient;
and twittering birds eame forth
'o carol out the day"
Then giving the signal, the th (Vs.
10nsin charged into the camp, apd cap.
tured all ita inmates. Col. Johnston
and one og two servants were alone
Iwake at tfib time. They ht first thought
that they had been attacked by the ha
bed and detested guerellas; but the
truth soon became known that they had.
fallen into other hands.
Leaving a guard over Mr. Pavis, hiiv
family qnd esport, the remainder of the
4th Michigan, supposing a large ioroe
of Confederate cavalry must boon aheadi
went forward to attack them. At a shori
distance they met the advance of tihe
2d Wisconsin, and firing at once come
menced. Many volleys ivere- exohang.
ed; Mr. Davis assuring the men with hint
that they were killing one another, and
that he had no men out upon that road.
After the firing ceased, it was asoer
tained that four men out of the 2d Wis
consin were killed and two wounded,
and that of the 4th Michigan two were
killel and two were wounded, among
whom was one officer.
An official despatch was forwarded
that morning, the 20th day of May, back
to Macon, containing a brief account of
the expedition and its results, and an
noyncing that as the caprure took place
seventy-five miles from the city, it
would'take three days to enter the city.
Nothing worthy of note o'ecurred on
the road from Irvinville to this city.
Mr. Davis and his family were treatel
with the utmost civility by their captors,
an'1 many tokens of affection and esteem.
were shown them by the people along
Going down the Houston road at noon.
yesterday, the reporter took a positiont,
two miles from towin, and there awaited
tije arrival at 2 o'clock. - The advance
guard came in sight, and quickly the
whole party camno np. First after the
advance, came a fino catriage, contain
ing Miss Howell, Lieut. Hathaway and.
two others. Next an ambulance drawn,
by four splendid mu*es. containing
Mr. Davis, his lady and little daugh
ter. The sweet little girl occupied a.
seat In front and looked out upon the
vast throng of soldiers and citizens, who
crowded -each side of the road, with a
pleasing smile. Perhaps the little girl
thought that it was one of those pa-..
geaits she had often seen assembled to
do reverence to her beloved father.
At. every step he crowd. incrtase.
W hen. the carriages crossed the IMacon
and Western Railroad, so vast had it
become that it was necessary Sor Pe
to clear the way with drawn swor eand
pointed rifles, From all parts of the
cit, me4, women and phildrn, soldi
ang negroes, flocked to the side sa
on blooked up. the way. -Waossing :e
Brown Rotel, the throng move4 direct
ly forward to Mulberry street jd frot
thence 'up to the , Lnier oso. In
front of tbt hot4l the crowd bad grown
so dense that it was with difficulty , the
way could bp -leared. At last the cAr.
ringe and. embulance were stopped~ and
thle partyoligtsd. Theywoere receive4
by en. Wilsn's ollicer of the day, and
takcen to rooms-prepared for them by
by Moesrs. Logan and Mears, the pro
.Qe4. Wilson's steward says -ia. the
is i, personal friend of 1Mr.. Davis,, b
iatter having partaken of many
nagel with him at his restuarant inWt
ington ini the olden time, and thterefos'
he is 4etrmined t9 oat. well 1* ,Jd e
- 1o0,.a W'sh~uIt Wogoi of.exznegip
was -manifested during; the whelp *
by the F'ederal.seldiery, while al1 9ti.
zens looke& on with costensnces ee.
Mr. Davis, ha 1family~adte ete
men captured with hws were ses~t
ward' by special train te A4 te -He
1s in feeble healtl1,
The oslses. few sice by
the * altecin di di..
-frmaospedof olets who
co0talesoen '.es sot inieh'demen,
gi Vh serem Reerve corps,.
i perdons .were- at the services
held In Keg5 , de* presidens Lin.
c9la's f44 1tayho ttended the As.
90esddeathoff sIdent Walsh-.
Sherfdan. "o you o~
drel " rpidSheridan,'orq ha
blad her nu.= than yo hee