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Friday Morning, May 12, 1865. .
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. Rumora .??d Reporta^ "
Among thc rumors and reports current, wc
*havo_to mention the following, which thfe rea'der
"?"ill believe or:.upt, just aa his mdorltflu cline :
ll?TJbflk. Yankee Generala are said to have
effcrcd"n reward of "$100,000 ingold ior Presi?
dent Davis/dend or alive; the captors being
aleo entitled to his baggage, including all gold
and valuables which, he may Hive with him.'
-2.-the Yankees are said- to be in Augiista,
and-have-with them a certain General Upton.
The stores aro reported to be shut. No business
ia done, and no ladies tv be seen on tho streets.
"3. The Federals are reported to have issued a
prod smut iou in Augusta, manumitting all the
?laves. -We ?re.-told that there is' inuoh differ?
ence ra these proclamations-- that, in North
Carolina, Schofield has sent the negroes back
to'.their owners, urging the latter to receive j
and work them, and suggesting that they be
cot on ly Fed and clothed, bat receive some ad
- cition al compensation.
.i. Bat thc reports from Charleston state that
the negroes- aro?to receive one-half of the crop,
the owner to feed and clothe them. Another
statement is to the effect that the United States
Government is to receiva one-third, the owner
one-third, the negro one-third; the owner doing
tho clothing "??nd feeding besides. A very
pretty arrangement, which would ruin any
planter under the sun., This order-for it is
ouch-?s aaid to cover thc Ashley, abd Cooper,
and Waccamcw settlements.
5. We have again a report that the Yankees
are in Chester, and ruling iu that precinct with
- customary looseness of disciplin?. Wc are told
that they are to come hither. We trust that
they wiU bring their feed with them; for we
are uow at monstrous abor tcommocs.
6. Gov. Vance is reported to be arrested by
the Northern authorities-for what offence, is
?not given.. Hei probably chews "Virginia to*
bacco. We might multiply our report of these
report's ad infinitum, hut eui bono! Believe
what you will, and, if credulous of faith, be?
lieve all that you hear. For our own part,
teeing, only, now-a-days, is believing, and feel
ing, the naked trudi. We belong to the school
of Mackenzie, and are all men of feeling-as
editora especially,' left terribly in the dark.
The troops under Gens. Rosser, and Imboden
are said, by the Herald, to have had their pa?
roles completed, but Rosser himself is reported
as refusing to comply, and, abandoued by his
command, he has .disappeared. The same thing
?s said of Mosby. But the reader will accept
everything at the hands ofthe Her aid, with the
due and necessary allowance.
NOBTBEBN EXTRACT?.-- Wc make copious ex?
tracts from a copy of the New York Herald, ol
the 1st inst., which we owe to the attention ot
Mr, Morrow. The reader will find th? items in
vuiious columns; some of them of interesting
es well- oe useful information.
Valentine Mott, thc eminent New Yoik ?ur
y ?- " ?:.if i
>Tie" offt?e ?f^ A?'^?oVtiiM??o /Confix J?' po
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BRIDGING TUE DANVILLE RAILROAD.
BURKESVILLE JUNCTION, April 27, 1865.-?
j considerable squad of thc eugineer corps
attended by a wagon traiu fruin this corps
I bearing tools and implements, left this pom
I yesterday morning for Staunton Rivei*, twenty
j live ir ??es distant, over which it is proposed ti
construct a bridge for the Danville Railroad
J The artisans who are engaged in this missioi
belong to un organization furn . :a for the ra
pidity and effect i v.eiiess of its operations, ant
they will speedily add to the above point tb>
only link requisite to the complete and thu
rough communication of the road from Burkes
I ville Junction to Danville.
! ?AKKT? GUARDS KOU TUE 1'ROPEBTY OF INHABITANTS
lt now devolves upon the 2d corps-the onb
corps left in the immediate neighborhood-ti
i'urnisn safety guards for the property of :
large number of the inhabitants hereabouts
who are apprehensive that they may receiv
visita to the detriment of them and theirs, no
only from the stragglers of our own forces, bu
from the inuumerublc detachments of the arm'
surrendered by Gen. Lee, which ara now wan
dering hither and thither, apparently with th
intent ef reaching their home?, but frequently
?"?vv.fiby <o wry ?crupu?oui ir.ot'r?? as V
how thev obt?ih^6nbsiatea^e. frjr;i)^e.tjine being,- .
of who 'may 4>e wronge^fcy their indiscrimi?
nate foraging. Th?.ge?era?v-rnie thns fur ha? ?
b?j?n to fttibwh guarda to snch a? may properly.
.apply for them, who do not reside above four
unies from these 'hea quartern; .though,;3nv a'
few instances, this limitation ha? 1-?eo" o.v??r-^
Socked in coses of extreme necessity, and ;
' : rT?B?lNO W?E"CHIVALBV.
I I am informed by the <"bief Commissary at
? ihcse headquarters that daring ".tire las? six
\ days upwards of 153 families, averaging eight,
adulte- to each household, have been furnished
with fiv? days' rations respectively, and the"
number of dependents updo the o un hs that
fall from the Government (able is being con?
stantly augmented. From ear.y da - n ant il
late in the afternoon, a crowd of thc chivalry
ure constantly surrounding the Provost Mar?
shal's and Commissary's o?ice, auxi?us to take
any oath or obligation that may -be offered
them in pledge of future good nod loyal con
duel. Utter destitution seems to prevail be?
neath nearly every roof, and were they not
privileged to be pensioners upon the bouaty ef
the Government they have outraged, it would
go hard with them indeed. A want of cattle
and horses HI alee s it nearly impossible to sow
crops very extensively, and "the peculiar insti?
tution" is each day developing 'astonish?ne
facility in the indulgence of that healthful and
invigorating- pastime of utter inactivity and
?inertness. The latter look on the Scriptural
injunction to "take no thought for the mor?
row" in its -most literal sense, and positively
reject all proposals from their late masters to
entier "sow or spin." If the people ?of this
stricken common wealth are noj sorely chasten?
ed before the scanty erops that will be vouofe
j safad them have time t? arrive at maturity, it
will be only because they are (lead to the
cravings of hunger or from a magna ni um us
anticipation aad supply by the Government ot
the want and privation that now ineuaees even
the proprietors of the broadest acres.
VIRGINIA L KG US LA TL'BE TO BK lNSTUVCTBD.
A few of the old planters, purporting te "live
round about 'yere," have told me it was tho
intention of .the inhabitants of this dis) riot to
call a meeting, within a few days, for th? pur?
pose of enacting resolutions expressive of their
repentance of secession proclivities, and in?
structing the scarcely resuscitated Legislature
of Virginia to declare at once for the Union ou
permanent and positive terms. Whenever the
penitential conclave shall assemble, 1 hope to
be present and obtain a full report of th? con?
fession and promises for future good conduct.
WINCHESTER, Va., April 27, 1865.-Maj. Gen.
Torbert, the new commander of the Union
troops in the Valley, has fully entered upon hia
duties', and is now occupied in executing thc
orders and regulatious' appertaiuing thereto.
One of tbe principal duties devolving up--n tho
authorities is the paroling or passing upon tho
cases ef such officers and soldiers of Lee's lato
army us are pioeeeding homeward. The opinion
of the Attorney General in regard to the statu?
of these men, as promulgated in orders from
the War Department, places some-1 may say
-nany-of these paroled prisoners in a rather
j unenviable position. Among these whom the.
?order referred to affects, are a number ot'
Marylanders, aud even some from the borders
of Pennsylvania, wbo were proceeding to their
! former homes, but who can now proceed nu
further unless they return to their fealty to tho
Government and take the oath of allegiance.
Some have embraced the opportunity to abro?
gate theis faith in the confederacy, und have
gone on their way rejoicing. Many, however,
with oaths and imprecations, d*-eluic their faith
in the ultimate success of the rebels, and ex?
press their determination to hold fast their in?
tegrity to the cud.
Among tho paroled prison, re who have lately
come within our lines are some of the notorious
M-C8by gang of guerillas. From their -enera!
appearance, some ?f them v<