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THE BIG BLX3E7UNION.
JOHN P. CONE.
M&T IT. IMS.
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14 to 16
At this office, a good faithful boy fro
Jearsof ageuu apprentice to the printing
(feusisW. Aa apt aad iadustriouaboy willre
- comcixcB xxopExzxa.
' circular kas been addressed by the
(Govenunsni, threufch the State Depart
'Meat, to the foreign Ministers, iaftrming ,
-x. .. la k aj4 w ncaaa bVaam esVAmMeT.smfi
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"- ." --TT I National ihoroughfare will be of incalcula
ty thePresident for .New Orleanfiid ; ft on
(that the necessa.ry preparation, are teitg ; he h betwcen New YoA .
Wte to modiiy urn. niocaaae so w am ..
permit tmmea snipinenis w .,..
na iron um anu one or more omui, r..
.which are aew closed by blockade, at
(times and upon conditions which will ba
wade known by proolammation.
'..Another circular states the mails art
cow allowed, to pass to and from New Or
leans and other places which, having here
tofore been seised by insurgent forces,
have since beau recovered, and are new oc
capied by the land and naval forces of the
.United States. A military surveillance is
Maintained over these mails to such an ex
tlotand uatil such time as required by
Ike public safety.
Thus. is our army marching through
re beldam) and re-opening ia its track the
. aid ckanaeis. of trade and commerce.
They put dawn treason witk a strong hand
mad as a matural result the business inter
acts of the country revi e. The Mississ-
xppi apeaed, forming with the Missouri
uBgrWtrjf fcmu5. u.p.. 4UC i
.wealth of a growing and mighty empire
,.! . . .u ..-i. v:t, ..a i,
rtne commerce oi me wesi win pm oa u
increased vigor and volume, reviving the ,
jjlaging interests of all. !
- Fut.what will th chivalry say to again !
ineing associated with these " horrible '
Yaakees." What will those "gallant
. ienpla Vat the mayor of New Orleans
j i .t ..4.:n !, :.
termed them .when surrendering the city
!a people sensitive to all that can affect
ptheir .dignity and self-rcsprct," say ta see
ing Union steamboats plying the river.
nd the yankces Again right in their midst?
'Pere'll be a chance for them to fee to their
"mountain fastneises,Maf which they have
.been talking about for so long a time.
",But w- suspect they will conclude to sub -
Tisut ta the " coercion" and soon engage in
:i nnixntia Maaainor tViM AaV vuhen tVit
K anlrAu" AallvamA iUtiT frAtn ffin thrall
tt! JP''03 i,i.. .. -..-. .w.....
Ki 4 4
iiong live the "Yanks!"
JtOTMlDllFMSMd A RicTimondAfterBupperjIMj feedingand havingob
cdrratpondent of the Charleetoa Mercary tained permission to eccupy Havs' sUble
wfataibthemiddle of March: At last , i0fi the men retired. A few hours after
accounts Jackson was falling back to Mt- or iale jn the night, they ware" awakened by
Jackson, forty milps from Winchester. lnree or fomr otner men cominff on to the
. The Yankees in the Kanawha Valley are , 0ffc arn)ed with guns, who said that they
3,.building plank roads as fat as the enemy were- obliged to watch the stable nijrhts to
penetrates the country, limber is plenty,
-mn5l nkees fetch along plenty of
portable ' saw-mills. Meantime our own
broads are nearly impassable." .
iPt That is typical of the result of ,thp war.
IT he civilisation of intelligence, skill, and
Wv8teaa saw-mills is conquering that of
sloth, igneraace, and decay, r ifty years
"Whence, when Virginia is taking the place
T which belongs to a region so peculiarly fa-
Tsred'by climate, soil, natural irrigation,
a .. . . - - . .. . '
ana variety, ot J surface, ana the r free
plates idoc delighted upon their sister and
riTai.'theaoos and. vgran- sons af J actons
oWieEJEiyLi?2Hk w " y ?$h fr
.aTaamwyana .canioss, wnat Jacicson and .ltcri g about returaing to Leavenworth
sAiaUaopsdeBy.that WaahingtonJeffer- j t tbUin aaotbar, when out crawled the
iia.ativ.MaawoB, aai George Mastn weraj 1Cgrafram the harsemaager, where, dur-
wmer.men and: better.. Virginiaasv than
m. mason, John Letcher
ns j f
Kofflr.yryor,anttitanryA. Wise. -
y& ,su The rumer whkh reeeotly obtained cir-
.culatiouto the afoot tkatthe members of
Congress from the border States coniem-.
plated vacating their seats on accouat'of
the radical measares advocated by the
free State" members an confiscatioa and
f :'q wrabcip4tioa, is tally . denied by Wash-: name af Dunham. Wa nape Blnm'a or
5'iHgtofl and thar aatkority. The idea kaa t der will ba earned ant and these fallows aa
not Dcea eaurtainaa. xaaxmmocratie'maaa ta JMsy.'
i7r papers grablmnrtkii-dispateh with
v ji j
oVnce of tha mtTiMa "wafk -ef tbeittiaa-;
ism! whereas, if it had hWre,MCw! ijiilii Jgajitmrnd hara Taaaday
hive only carad that sscataieaism, avar J M B twtelimj; westward, A
fruitful istanmitiants. .was attamptinc a!
iew.outet far traaaan. and ka ea-warimfi.
S?ery shoe its tiot every foot
agotc x. x. aUd
- STBAD SILL3. .
Tie Pacific lUilraad Uill passed tke
" , Hooee May 6 by 30 Majority.
-The Leavenwoitk CooMrvative gives the
; following as the main features oi the bill:
The read will go from Jft.Leavenworth;up
I the Kansas Valiey, and proceed due west
along the line knowu as the Smoky Hill
Route, passing Dearer, and Salt Lake, and
terminating at St Francisco; it haa east
ern branches from Missouri and Iowa.
It receires such liberal gnats from the
Government that there is no doubt of its
being poshed to completion as rapidly as
All can see-at -a glance that this great
and u tkheg of word wi..
w NoJjewBtllte ewr had before
. Iakri(,kt-t futnr .. If n... k .d
Never agsia shall we hare to appeal far
immigration er ask f ram genenma hearts
tka help demanded by a new and fan.i.m
Oa the same day af the passage of tka'
Railroad bill by the Hawse the Free Horn
stead bill was taken up in the Senate and
eased bv the overwheimninc snnritv of I
a 3 yeas to 7 nays. It had already passed
the House, and now only needs tke Prt-ai-deaf's
signature ta become a law. The
bill is similar to all its predecessors in gra
tuitously giving a homestead to all actual
The N. Y. Tribune thus refers to the
good days work of Congress :
Free Lands for the Landless and a P.i
rific Railroad to bind in iron clasp the Pa-
! nifii'. tn fhfl Atlantic StitAn inn t?ovt1nn thn
boundless Mineral wealth of the Rocky
Mountains, the Colorado Valley and tae
Gfeat Bilsl.nlwo such meafiures
are not often so signally advanced in one
day. The clouds that have long, darken
ed our National prospects are breaking
away, and the sunshine of Peace. Pros
perity and Progress will ere long irradi
ate the land. Let us rejoice and cather
' ffom ,
i r r
Outrageos Attempt at Kidnapping-
i n e are inrormea oi a cowaraiya'wmpi .
aionapping oy a party or noraer-ruman
secessionists on tne military Koaa, some
1 ile8 out frm Leavenworth, in Atchi-
, n C0lintJ the circumstances of which
! re bout these : A Pr'y of ike' Pek"
, crs consisting of some two or three white
men nd one nRr npl7wl as driver,
arnvru ai iuc inrra ui one nay miuwu
as ( old Hays," and an old border-ruffian
of considerable notoriety, too Friday
ni?ht the 9th inat. and stonned for the nieht.
guard against jayhawkers. v While thus
coveriag ap their objects they approached
the negro and surroauded him, and one of
the rufians called out " your the man we
want, G d d n come here" " But the
negro stoutly refused, when the ruffian
with another oath, told him he was a dead
man, and 'discharged his gun' almost' in
stantly at tke negro. None of the Pike's
Peak party being prepared to defend them
selves they scattered "hastily leaving the
honnds jn pUf8Uit rf their supposed prise.'
came ' and the negro or ruffians
werc'nawhere to be seen, and the owner of
' the wagons supposing he had lost his teamv
igthe excitemant of tka running aad
; firinff. be had secreted himself bv a rood
covering of hay. Ha was covered .with
j blood, having received a wewnd in bi
.shoulder and being abKgedte remain aa-
creted in that condition motil daylight drove
. the demons from their diabolical work
, Three of the rununa engaged, it is said ta
' be were twoyeua Hays 'and ane by tke
f ram aiMrexpenenae wa presume that
tto us mewl ue Jar aaavar fram ap-
rotmawgi Mm Mamanr ttaw" patrmrcn-
Edward IMamjsm m mtuw Gever
of W iseir.sta
Trmh kat ajmaja fcat batkai.
tke York tod JaWrivors, ni miles from
Yorktnwa, wae takea pMHiiw of by Me-
I cejtn'g- fre
ssAera hard battle and
well-eafnad via ory.May Stk. , Tke num
ber of the enemy secured a prisoners was
over 1.0M Below are the details af the
Ana oauie berere wnnamsnnrg on
Monday wa a meat warnilv contaated ea-
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gagemam Uwinc to the rougbneea of the
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cauatr and bad condition- of the roads, oppertun1ljftq ee Beatley who came in
uUt ITfl P0"? rf ur trPf .T1 sight wo64neVHister ired, killing him
brought into actien. Gen. Sickle's Ex- , . . . V ,r .4 .. v-
celsiarbrig.de and Gen. Hooker's divis-! ll,wl "antIy.Motter then gave him
ion bora the brunt of the battle, and fought 8e,f u t0 c foritet. Beatley was
nWvalisntly throughout, though greatly ' knolrn httt M 8? of fierce passions,
overpowered by nunAers and" the superior" And Motter. though usually goveraable,
positranof .the earthworks of the enemy. ' is P"Mtad as pMsaling a violent
approaches to nheir earthworks were tcmPr when fully aronaal.
a aeries of ravineiand swamps, whtl rain The St. Joseph New -Ira af tha 12th
fell in torrents throughout the day. has the following : '
The men had also been lying on their It is announced by a ceiple af leyal
arms all tna previous night, and were Kentuckians just arrived from New Or
aaakad witk raie aad chilled with eeld. leans, that the whale rente vftha river is
Tke battle raged from early in the morn-' one grand bonfire The Saceah are e vary
ing until three in tke afternoon, when Gen. j where destroyiag their Cotton, aa ai so
McClelkn arrived with fresh troops, and
relieved tha division of Gen. Hooker, wko
were nearly prostrated with fatigue and
eipeaure. whilst the Third Exeelsior regi -
ment. of Gen. tickles' brigade, had its
ranks terribly thinned by the batteries of
tha enemy. They are represented as hav-
ing fought with such bravery, that aot less
than two hundred of them were killed and
After the arrival of Gen. McClellan the
1UC,UJ "! "."' .vu y. Y"'
Hancock brigade, and were driven with- ,.. , , ,..
. .. . . . v r u rii u t White Cloud Chief:
n their works before nightfall with heavy ,-. . , ,
i ' w i aa i. j j 1 1 s,nce the erMt vlctor7 dawnv l Pea
loss. Nearly 700 of their dead were loft Ridg6t in Arkan8a8j the locality is simply
on the field, with as many wounded, tho' called Ridge. Curtis whipped the Aa
most of the latter were carried into Wil- out of them,
liamsburg. Our loss was less than 300 j ' Another equally as bad :
killed and about 700 wounded. Night A Tennessee woman, writing a threat
having come on We occupied the battle-field ening letter to Andy Johnson and the
the enrtny having been driven
works, and our forces laid on thir arms
prepared. to storm the works in the mftvn
ing. On Tuesday morning Gen. McClel
lan sent out 'Bcouts, whilst preparing to
move on the enemy's works, who soon re
ported that he had again taken flight dur
ing the night. The works of the euemy,
and the city of Williamsburg were then
taken. Fort Magruder was a most exten
sile work capable of a prolonged defense,
K.it tna annmtr hort ahitnnnniul ir aa.ln in
A, . . ,. . ,, ,
thft night, retreating in the greatest alarm
- . , .iiv a
and confusion, as described by a tree ne-
gro woman who was found in the town, and
large numbers of wagons and munitions
and a considerable store of provisions
were found ia the town, and the road was
Btrewa for many miles witb arms and ac-
coutrements. A number of deserters
I made their escape aad came within our
lines, who stated they had received intel-: upon km limbs -was pursued by his mas
ligence that large numbers of Federal i ter, but again escaped from him, and we
troops' were landing on York river above presume ha is now safe from the fiends who
Williamsburg to flank them.
The Second New Hampshire regiment
hod 16 killed, GO wounded, and 23
r'u n t c c j u- ' -
iha Colonel af Second Michigan regi-
rocnt was killed together with 13 of his
AiVr tke occupancy, of Williamsburg
the rebels were followed up ten or twelve
rauea .anu arivea. across wiicKaneminy
river, no it issiatea, across tne James
On the fellewing Wednesday a severe
fight occurred on the York, river at West
Poiat between 30,000 rebel troops under
Gan! Lee and 12,000, federals of Sedg
wick.aad Franklin'a division. The reb
els werc.endeavoring to make their way to
(-Richmond, and feught desperately, but
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with the aid of our gunboats they were
routed and driven with great slaughter.
Our Ions was 300.
Dr. Evans, of Chicaco, the newly ap-
pointed Governor of Colorado Territory wall known in this city, in whom we
passed, threugh kera last Sunday. Ha kava canfidanca, bat whase name we are re-
waa accompanied by several friends aad quested net to publish, haa arrived fram
asnciala. Lieut. Todd, who had been stop- Pittsburg Landing with a specimen of
piag witk hi family andia town for a fine gaid daet, mkan by kirn from tha hot-
few days; took pelage ia the same coach tomofaravia in tka ricinity of tka
ta join kio campany-Capt. Williams' in batk-graaJaMaf Shiloh. Tka aniclehas
Eigktk -Ktnass now'atatiapcd at Fart baan carefully tasted, and found ta exhibit
Kray- xtranmjjrfctjoahty tf gld.
Jacob Tlwmnew, aasnatimas called Owrnamirmmdiir Gcaara'l, Blunt, is
Jaka Tkampaan. Mr. Bckaaa s Socrata- right sedawtupekaa M kidnapping. Ha
ry af tha Iaiarior. and apprapriator of -nntnarinat aU tka esfoers aider him to ba
tBBdryladmn Inset raada, acted on tka aitremaly vigilant in ferreting out-and
samT eTGan. lisfagtrd, at the battle wf-btinging WJnmice tkaaa angagad, er ins
Skalok. inactfdef tke icfariaai crime.
rMaSat.bVeUng and mWa
iag asway wniak aaemrradat tha Big laady
aaaga asnciaa; ay iUaHwaat of hare, laac
Suaday tka 11th, Jim Beadey wan akat
dead by M.lt Matter. Tha a&ir aam
meaced in a sort af acufla for sport, aad
continnad until same rough treatmeat and
angry wards were exchanged, wken Beet-
ley drew ant his jack-knife and stabbed
-I t .U-l
- utw uuier iuxe
times and swore that he
weuMisjaaa his (Motter's) life. Motter
.i fM&jA.'j - ...
wen pnma.rea a gun ana waccaea ier an
then pftiflred a' gun and
' nrevent it from fall i or into tha hands af
' the invading " Yanks.1' Tnis is n big
, thing ! It shows their nerve ! We glory
; in it May tha cenflagratien extend uatil
h gathers within its embrsee the whole
' bogus Confederacy. Should the" flames
J consume the whole traitor horde, it is only
a foretaste ot what tkey will get in tke in-
: fernal regions their future home. Go
i in Seceshers we like your style !
w r , , , .. iu
" e wre aQocked at seeing the follow-
ine neroetrated by Sol Miller af the
uuiou iroopt wuo now nuiu m -iaic,
says the invaders will " nnd a uoraay in
manv a Southern woman." Wonder if
she don't mean Cordee f
! The Kansas Second, whi.h stopped a
short time near Lawrence when on their
way to Fort Riley, are highly compliment
ed for good deportment and neatness by
the Lawrence State JournJl. It says they
" are as noble a band of warriors as our
State has sent to battle." The Big Blue
i has a goodly number of boys in this reg-
i lment, and we are glad to see them ment-
. , ...
ing such favorable notice,
: A CohtraBahd i Ma acles. A fu-
gitive slave with fetters upon his legs,
yesterday made bis way into this city, and
was safely conducted to the depot for con-
trabands. His master had chained him to
, keep him from running away he broke
: the chain and escaped with the manacles
hunt him. Wathington Republican, 6tk.
A dispatch says; Mr. Pomeroy has in
troduced a bill in th Senate for organiz-
1 iQg Tritory by the name at Launiwa,
Embracing the entire region lying between
j Kan8a and Texli wcgt of Arkangas afld
east of Colorado, Texas, and New Mexi-
' Thi'g digtrict has hitherto borne the
appellau.n of the Indian Territory, and
Mr. Pomeray has simply translated it into
Shawnee. Tke boundaries recited in the
bill are the same as those of the Indian
We never use luck slang as we find tha
gentleman has. Aickiw Union.
No, indeed 1 rail are a perfet saint, aa
yaur truth-teller weekly testifies. Wa
yield all the claim we aver had ta tha vir
tues ts the refined and scholarly editor,
and tkiak we'll adapt the sage advice giv
en by him, aa ka says " it shall e cost ms
A late Me. Dsmacrat aavs: "A rentU-
evacuated by a re fecaaa
Hugar ami anrrendarad bvi
Lamb,Tta Genu Waal
uen. Vial was n
governor by Waal. " F
Navy Yard are alaa ours.
Tka Merrimae waa blown na bf'tlW
rebels near Fortraea Mearea ait tka ' Ik.
The Monitor and NaismimjCknd tmnad
aa aa exueditiea.prebtKr? "ajTlha Janka
Gen. McCItUan.'s:iaad-1uana wre
within 27 miles tf Tliikmiai. It was
tkongkt tha rcbk wwiv)Baakan .stand ea
tka head watera af ska Ckmnaksmiay
river 15 miles from Rickmoad. It ia sm
ted that the President, mbe- waant Wil
langkby's Paiat, ari4ftadiagl aXaira m
persoa, had received -dfspatcWfrejBf Mc
Clellan statiog that ear gnribaat Galena
bad not only captured the Yorktown and3
Jamestown but put crews aboard and r$
tkean up within shelling distanoa af tka
river defeares of Richmond. .
Halleek'riorce, 166,000 strong an4 in.
creasing, was expecting a fight near (Cor
A-naval' engagement had come af at
the Mississippi near Ft. Pillaw Qr Wgii:
in which two of our gnnhoats fought ejgbs
iron-clad boats of the rebels. Tho gg)3
lasted an hour, and resulted in the blee
ing up of two of the enemy's and tke sino
iag of another, when the other five ekeeo
daddled. One of our Captains ' was serfe
ously wounded, and one seat injured
slightly. r ,
Down in storm clouds, skarat aadaoway
Sinks the sua of Treason's Day,
And for us a glorious Morrow
O'er the Uaioa iheda its ray. vS
Hark, our turdy Stantoa calliafjy o
" It ha? dawned ; it ekall aet wm
Steel to steel tkeir souls apaUtaffr .
Charge them with the bayaaat!'1
Watte no powder at a diataace ;
Man to roan the contest be.
Tjraat's tool.i ra.ike poer reiiitaaoa
To the onset of the Free.
Yet they bvasted Oh I hew laadfy--'
Till oa Roanoke's iale we raet-1
Now, whose flag ioata there pVoairsj
Whose the conquering bajreaai.?,
Stalwart llorthmea labor nadeytaj
Not for "mud-Billt" f theeath,
Not to serre them which betrayed $&$
IVith the dust upoa year mouth j .
But to grasp the ana of glory,
And with htarlsoa honor set,
To re-write your nation's story
With tha Freeman's bayoaet, .
Ia the flag by treasoa riven,
God is setting back each star
Snatched a single night to heaven,
As the meteors ef ear war.
They have lead Utthay shall leafl $
Conquering aad toeeaqaerytf,
Wherteoe'er fair freed at need vg
With the Union bayoaet.
Beoureoals. then, high uplifted
To the God who blesses Bight;
His, oar strength, aad with that gifcejK9
Death is triumph weakaess
He hath borne our banner fsr as ;
Oa ear foes His curse ia set-
Seals He still ear anas vietorka--Caarge
them with the bayeaet r. Q
From the West Imperial swecpis&.
Clasiag fram the stormy sea,-
Drive them far a glarieas reapiag
By tke war-aaytae ef tka Free.
Haughty Richmond laoms delaaeo
Last of all their straughelds; 15
Northern Freemen Gad's AIliaatgHr
Wia that witk tie bajoatt!
5. W. Com,
Cel. eemg flit B- W.
BaicADixa Gxj-als. T$ litest
count shows that thcia are now ojhnd
red and sixty-eight brigadier enrtli,id
that twenty-six ia addition a'wsfr Senatori
al eetien. Cangrem it ia said mtllaaid
er a bill limiting the number ta two f undo
red or thereabouts.
. Tke natoriana David R. Atckisot, tha
Missouri Senator who figured largely in
the early Kansas troubles, is' reportsd by
ana af bis escaped ceatrabeads as beiaga
private ia Price's army.
Wkat farmed ffri'" '
iha port of Norfolk this dayveek?
Waal and Viel (vaal.) Wholsaome i efuc
IaUrs af tha Rebel stomack.
When shoald tka reWls H "
thatimaingauingthew finaell- Wsm.
Norfeik'a Lamb wasffg .
aai pork chape far fW w1r-amtagraoi.
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