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"WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, ANI7 KEEP STEP TO THE' MUSIC OF THE UNION."
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WEAT HUNGRY MEN EAT.
The reader who h conjfurtnbiy housed
and has an abundance wherewith to satisfy
his hanger who has only to go to the next
corner, or to his cellar to procure the tie
, easaries and even the luxuries of life has
"bui little conception of the htraits to which
mon arc sometimes put for want of food, or
tho fubstance hungry men take into their
Etomnchs. The keen gnawing sensation
occasioned by want of food is utterly un
known to those who live in cities ; for al
though the "appetite" may be good, and
excited as the hour of meal time approaches
by the sight and smell of food, these emo
tions arc boon dispelled nnd at least can be
borne without great inconvenience for hours.
But with that hunger which is nkin to star
vation the case is different. The most loath
some substances nre eagerly seized, and
these, which were revolting, become not
only tolerably good but absolutely delicious.
Thut sentinel the palate and those
pickets tho nostrils challenge rigidly in
tho seclusion of tho quiet home every edible
that approaches; but when the limbs trem
ble, when the gteat arteries no longer over
flow with crim-ion blood, when the brain
refuses to think and the eyes to see for the
want of bouiething to eat, then that gat ri
pon tho stomach receives whatever the
highways and byways afford, er what the
ungeuerous soil may yield. In certain
countries, as in Southern Africa and Amer
ica there aro tribes ctlled ' dirt-eater?,"
who gorge themselves with a peculiar kind
of olay, solely to distend their stomachs, so
that they may appcajc nature. Once nd--tYeted
to this habit it is ineradicable, and
they fall victim to intestine diseases caused
by the nbusc. Oyer the far Western prai
ries there roam skulking tribes or rather
Goatterod parties of Indians called " Dig
gers " They are of all wandering savages
tho moat despicable and degraded. They
rat the roots of certain plants when unable
to get better food, and arc glad to obtain
grasshoppers and other insects which the
whito man looks upon as vermin. In parts
of France, chit-fly in wine-making districts,
there are found quantities of snails or slugs
which frequent the vines; these reptiles
are eaten by some and highly prized as
delicacies, even by cultivated person. We
all know that the Chinese devour cats and
dogs and even mice and rats, and that the
edible bird's nests which form a portion of
Che diet of the highest classes in the coun
trytnentioned consists of a species of gelatine
of semi-ttansparent mass which, after being
cleansed, forms no decpicablo dith.
The human stomach must be satisfied at
ell hazards, nnd Dr. Kane and hist followers
found'frozen walrus meat and polar bear's
beads eaten raw, great delicacies ; riw
frozen livers be pcaks of as delicious titbits.
He nlflo mentions 'hat to the E-quiranux
belles" and native Grcenlanders a pint
of trnin nil er a bunch of candles was an
appreciable gift, "and the first wag quaffed
and tho latter munched without loss of
iitne.C These are not freaks of appetite;
Jbut the promptings of nature, for fat con
tains more carbon or, in plain English,
more heat or fuel for the support of the
vitul flame than lean meat; and it is
therefore in those polar regions an impera
tive, and indispensable article of food.
In Norway aDd Finland a coarse mixture.
pnBMng under the name of bread, is made
fronrtbe inner bark of he pipe or fie tree;
and it isa well settled-fact that the natives
in certain parts of Africa cat n peculiar
kind of ant with great avidity. Egyptians
devour locusts and wild honey (when they
can get it), and in the wilds of Southern
Allies-round -about-the region of the Cape
pf God Hnpe, the swarthy Hottentots
gorge themselves to repletion when oppor-tun'Uj-offera
onalL parisof the beast
KiUvd jABysjjjiaiis bad the sab eta ofjhe
KuigoFfiahomeyrefrcfU themselves with
Bteak- warm and raw, cut from the living
animabiud-thf h-almucks a-wilU lartar
extreme barbarity' tEe qriinfar man is but
liUleaboja Ithc 4rutteieDiArfris
jllrStifcKribe for tWUwoN.
race, affect -Vb?erogeicaiJed'&oKmtsrw hicb
is made fmni mare's milk. -LJ"
??Tu 111 elimetCuifen feffl&Qf FfPorAOB
(o.ftfefc &uWiUo I: KV WtfcrffaofcV of
Some years ago a celebrated highway
man was arrested for robbery, and while he
was thinking what a small chance there
was for him to escape, a cute cbap offered to
help him for money.
" l nave one thousand dollars, said the
robber, " five hundred of which, if you save
me, shall be your.."
" Agreed," laid the other, " and now all
you bavo to do, is to tell me every particu
lar word, etc., that passed at the time you
committed the robbery ; and when you are
brought to the bar, plead not guilty, and
leave the rest to me."
Then the highwayman related every
word and circumstance that he could recol
lect, ns having passed between the gentle
man be had robbed and himself.
At the trial, when the robber was brought
to the bar, be plead guilty. Just at this
time there was heard n great bustle among
the prisoners, which, being loud enough to
disturb the court, the Sheriff was called
upon to explain the disturbaice. . He re
ported that one of the prisoners said he had
something of tho utmost importance to sav
to the judge, who immediately ordered him
id the bar, and asked him why he disturbed
the court. He then, assuming a piteous
countenance, told the judge that, though he
had been a wicked fello;?, his conscience
would not permit him to let an innocent
man suffer for a crime he had ccnmitted
himself. Upen which the gentlemen who
were the prosecutors seemed greatly discon
certed. He then addressed himself to them,
and repeated every word that passed be
tween them at the time he had robbed them,
and had the impudence to exhort them to
take care, for the future, how they swore
away an innocent man's life. The gentle
men stood reproved. On his avowal of the
crime, the real culprit was acquitted, and
the other remanded back to prison, till a
bill of indictment was found against him.
The real criminal was punctual to his pro
mise to his preserver, and then made off
with full speed.
When t he supposed culprit's trial came
on, and he was at the bar, to the astonish
ment of the whole court, he pleaded not
guilty, for which be was severely reproved
by the judge, who asked him how be dare
have the effrontery to deny a fact to which
he had pleaded guilty at the bar. To
which he, with great composure, repelled
that he could not only deny tne fact, but
could immediately prove his innocence; not
only to the satisfaction of the judge, but of
the whole court, adding that he could prove
nn alibi at the time of the robbery.
"How will you prove this?" said the
"The iailor shall prove it for mo. If
you will be pleased to order him to look
over his list of prisoner, he will find that I
was in prison at the timo the robbery was
On the jailors's examining bis books,
ho found to his small satisfaction, that this
fellow was brought into prison the day
before the robbery was committed. For
his neglect in not examining his book be
was near losing bis position, for both the
THE MONEOK DOCTBIHZ.
As the Monroe dofrine is the only thing
upon which our members of Congress agreed
and as the Mexicau quoion may iuvolve
us in a war in defense of tins doctrine, we
put on record its original :
EXTRACT FEOJI FBESIPE5T MON'BOCS ANNUAL MESSAGE,
DtCEMBEB, 2, 1863.
" The political system of tire allied pow
ers is essentially different in this respect
from that of America. This difference pro
ceeds from that which exists in their re
spective Governments. And to the defense
of tbeir own, which has been achieved with
so much loss of blood and treasure, and
matured by the wisdom of our most en
lightened citizens, and under which we
have enjoyed unexampled felicity, this
whole nation is devoted.
We owe if; therefore, to candor and the
amicable relatious existing between the
United States and those powers, to declare
that should consider any attempt on tbeir
part to extend their system to any portion
of this hemisbere, as dangerous to our peace
and safety. With the existing colonies or
dependencies of any European power, we
have not interfered, and shall not interfere.
But with the Governments who have de
clared their independence and maintained
it, and ou just principles, acknowledged, we
could not view any interposition for the
purpose of oppressing them, or controlling
in any other manner their destiny, by any
European power, in any other light than as
tho manifestations of an7 unfriendly disposi
tion towards the United States.'
Shirt collars of linen, cotton, paper
and steel are-coiamon, bat-to-tbis catalogue
are now to beiaddedbireoHara-of vnlean
iztcdlniaur3br, just piVenleH'in England
and which we bave-no doubt- will soon be
found 'aYiffuT Indja' nibber establisnlnenrs.
CufrTand' wntf Unds Imj aLw bV made
of the same material. - - r-r
?taThc Ux on Watciws by tbe.maw bill,
is one cent perhoxt." TUr.A Carlton 3as tbree
MUblishaaeiitsli-BostM; fa wkieb-ar; ofi
wmeoUwaniy cordaof wood aad 500noawl8
ofc bnto?fc dV. Ha japloft 200
'girfe-an4; a iBaufeeref ; wtiss? 'tlei
Govertment $1400 taxei par day. J
A professor of universal knowledge ,bad
a prince, who suddenly came in upon the
pretender, and put bis wudom to the test :
" So thou knowest alL things," said the
king : l then tell me to-morrow morning
these three things only, or thou shah lose
First how many baskets of earth are
there in yonder mountain ? Secondly
how much is the king worth? And thirdly
what is be thinking of t the time ?"
The professor was distressed beyond meas
ure, and in bis apartment rolled upon the
carpet in agony, for be knew that he must
nie on the morrow. His servant learned
the trouble and offered to appear before the
king and take his chacce of answering the
The next morning the servant, clothed
in bis master' robes, presented himself to
ins majesty, woo was deceived by his ap
pearance, and the king proceeded:
" Tell me, now, how many baskets of
earth are in yonder mountain ?"
" That depends upon circumstances. If
tho baskets are as large as the mountain,
one will hold it, if half as large, two, if
quarter, four ; and so on.
The king had to be satisfied, and pro
ceeded, " Now, tell me how much the king is
" Well, your majesty, the King of Heav
en and Earth was sold for thirty pieces of
8ner, and 1 conclude you are worth one
This was so witty an escape that the
king laughed and weut on.
" Now once more, tell me what I am
" You nre thinking that you are talking
witb the professor, whereas it is only bis
" Well done," said the king, " you shall
have your reward, and your master bhall
not lose bis head."
RISE AND DISAPPEARANCE OF DISEASES.
Some diseases have arisen into great
prevalence, and have afterwards almost en
tirely disappeared. Of this description the
leprosy appears to have committed the most
extensive ravages, and to have had hospitals
erected solely for its relief. It became gen
eral throughout Europe in the twelfth cen
tury. The sweatcuing sickness is supposed
to have been introduced into England by
the army which invaded it under Henry
VII. It prevailed from 1486 to 1551, and
in some years, in one mouth in autumn,
was equal in fatality to the plague. The
diseases which have arisen, but havo not
disappeared, are the small-pox, the measles,
and perhaps other specific contagious dis
eases. Though tho exact period of their
origin cannot be ascertained, there was a
time when none of these were known here.
The diseases which have prevailed, with
various degrees of frequence and fatality at
different periods, are plague, dysentery.
internal lever, typhus lever, small pox,
scurvy and rickets. The first plague was
in 430 ; the last in which it was named in
the bills of mortality as late as 1679. In
ternal fever, scurvy, dysentery, and rickets
have declined of late years. Scarlet fever,
consumption, gout, dropsy, palsy, and all
nervous diseases have increased.
tST The following " curse " has been
circulated in Mexico. It is for the benefit.
of any person disposed to appropriate church
property, and is beaded " Censure of the
" Cursed, in bis house and out ot his
house, in the city and out of the city, wak
ing and sleeping, eating and drinking, sit
ting and walking ; he is to be cursed in his
flesh and in his bones, from the tip of bis
toe to the top of his head ; the vengeance
denounced by God against the children of
iniquity is to fall upon bitn ; his name is to
be effaced from the book of the liying, and
not to be inscribed in the book of the just ;
his lot and inheritance is to be with the
fratricide, Cain, Dathan, and Abirani, witb
AnaniR", witb Simon Magus, and witb the
traitor Judas; he is to perish on' the day of
judgment, devoured by eternal' fire, with
the devil and bis angels.'
Rilled bt Etiquette In 1778 they,
(George III. and bis Queen), "stood" to
the infant daughter of the last Duke and
Duchess of Cbandos. Cornwallis, Arch
bi.-bop of Canterbury officiated. The baby,
overwbelmned by whole mountains of lace,
lay in a dead faint. Her mother was so
tender on. the point of etiquette, that she
would not let- the little incident trouble a
ceremony at which a king and queen were
about to endow her child with the names of
Georgiana Charlotte! As Corn walliB gave
back the infant to her nurse, he remarked
that it was ttie quiest baby, he bad ever held.
Poor victis of ceremony ! It was not quite
dead, but dying; in a few unconscious
hours,- it caluil) slept away into an immortal
Li. m- 1 1 ". '- J i-,
10A Boston savant gravely CMlrt-
diets jtheaiarmiog story started by a Ger
man professor,. xmc taere; is,-KxjM.copjBt
sowsewnenfwMkS ftsperila the safety of onr
IQUTwo Tittle" girlarefevaji twtlve
nada up: rataf $21 for Uf SaaiUry
CMiBMiiofliM 'tail It In s neat, note
directed to tne " dear eoWittt ."
THE BALTIMORE CONVEHTION.
On the 7th day of June, 1864, the rep
resentatives of the National Union partv
will assemble in the city of Baltimore, to
nominate candidates lor the Presidency and
Vice Presidency. From Maine to Oregon,
and from Nebraska to Texas, the loyal citi
zens of the United States will send deleirates
to the National Convention. Every county
in North America over wTiich floats the
Stars and Stripes, and whose citizens still
adhere to the Union founded by Washing
ton ana Aaams, win oe represented on the
floor of the Convention. There will be
found men who for thirty years prior to
1861 did yeoman service for what they
believed to be the " constitutional rights "
of the South, but who, when the nowder
ana Dai is trotn Ueau regard s guns made
havoc with the walls of Sumter flung to the
four winds of beaven the livery of slavery.
and stood firm in behalf of national unity
and freedom ; there will also be seen the
patriots whose sound judgment and pro
phetic gaze into futurity foresaw half a
century ago the great conflict now waging
between the diverse systems of freedom and
slavery, and who, despite the frowns of
power and the deprivation of patronage,
swore on the altar of their country resistance
to the tyrants of the Soutb. The anti
slavery scholar of Massachusetts will God
by bis side the rough but honest farmer cf
Illinois, who had carried the Democratic
standard in Lower Egypt to constant vic
tory, up to the very hour when Fort Don
elson surrendered to the summons of Grant;
the whilom planter of Maryland will be
accosted by the refugee from the Red River
country, whose sufferings in behalf of the
old flag bad been far greater than his own ;
but whose confidence in tho " coming of the
Lord" was not for a moment shaken from
the time when he was enrolled as a con
script in the " Louisiana Tigers" until the
glorious sun of July 4th, 1863, shed its
refulgent glory upon the fall of Vicksburg
Yes, in that Convention will be assembled
elements the most diverse and incongruous,
so far as manners and deportment and ante
cedents can make diversity ; but all will be
united in love for the country, detestation
of the rebellion, and in an inflexible deter
mination to utterly overthrow the miscre
ants who are now rallying in every loyal
State to wrest into their own possession the
Government of the nation.
THE WATER OF THE NILE.
Sweet is the water to the taste, and salu
brious to the frame at once a luxury and
a medicine though, during the inundation
it is so charged with sediment ns to require
it to be filtered jn order to be Gt for drink
ing. " What !'' said the General Perccnnius
Niger, " crave you for wine when you have
the water of the Nile to drink."
The Arabs, in their exaggerated lan
guage, are accustomed to say that it Mo
hammed had tasted of the stream, bo vrould
have asked of God an immortality on earth,
that he might have enjoyed it forever ; and
natives will create an artificial thirst in
order to quench it with the beverage. For
eigners share the predeliction. Givanni
Fineti, familiar with the limpid streams of
other lands, anticipated with delight bis
returned to Cairo, to have access once more
to the delicious Nile ; and Mailett account
ed it among other waters as champagne
among the wines. Curious are the changes
of color. During the swell the river ac
quires a greenish hue, sometimes very de
cided. This is succeeded by a brownish
red, approaching to a blood red, when the
highest point of increase has been reached.
Then follows a deep blue, which remains
from the completion of the subsidence to
nearly the renewal of the rise.
B-Wbcn John Brown, D. D., first
settled in Haddington the 'people of the
parish gave him a warm and enthusiastic
reception ; only one of the txetnbera of that
congregation stood out in opposition to him.
The Rev. Doctor tried all the means in his
power to convert the solitary dissenter to
the nnity of feeling which pervaded the
whole body, but all bis efforts to obtain an
interview proved abortive.
As Providence directed, however, they
happened one day to meet in the 6trect,
wben the Doctor held out his band saying :
" My brother, I understand you are opposed
to -my settling in Haddington."
-4i Yes, sir," replied the parishioner
" Well, and if it be a fair question, oa
wbat-ground,do you object to ma !"
" Because, sir," replied the parishioner,
11 1 don't think yon are qualified to fill so
eminent a post," ,
"That is just my opinion," said the
Doctor, " but what, sir, is the use of you
and I. setting op onr opinions' 'in opposition
to a whole parish ?"
The brother smiled, and tbeir friendship
w-sealed-fftraserV vHow very tra ,d
forcibleG'awoird "'A soft answer turn
eth away wrath". Wetttrn Watchman.
Jflr Victor Hugo has transmitted to toe
Metropolitn Sanitary Fair, tlirwgh'Mr.
Bigelow, Consul at Paris, a sketch made by
bimaaifpsniyyeara ago, of the bona which
FTHr(ef pjedcwlrea-w France, atad
which thejBminent author highfy f ajued'for
its, associations. AwoMpanying'tnisTdraw
iij'iu oraptT note, relstioj to the
kfttsMtaneea older which it was aiads.
JSaWaribaiW the Sawky Hill and
ON TO RICHMOND!
THE EIGHT DAYS' BATTLE ! ! !
4,000 Prisoners at a Single Swoop !
ALSO THIRTY GUNS AND THREE
IIr.lDQVARTZK3 AHMT or TOE POTOXAC,
May 10, a. m.
The loss in the battles of Sunday and
yesterday will probably amount to at least
After dispatching our snecial messenger
last night, a heavy cannonading was opened
on the rebels' occupying Spotsylvania C. H.
Under cover of this fire, Hancock crossed
the Little Po. and pushed the enemy be
yond the town. We now hold about 5,000
Gen. Morrw, of the Sixth Corps, who
was standing beside Sedgwick when he was
killed, was wounded in the leg, but not sc
Our nrmy is pressing Lee's retreating forces
upon all sides, while our cavalry, under
Sheridan, have becu and are performing
prodigies of valor.
Our troops sustain tbeir hard marching
with wonderful endurance, and are in good
spirits. For a long time after our Wilder
ness fight it was difficult to make many of
our men believe that our movement was not
a retreat, but when they ascertained beyond
question that we were advancing, their en
thusiasm knew no bounds, and they made
the woods ring with huzzas for Grant,
Meade, Burnside and Sedgwick.
Our wounded have suffered severely, and
but for the humane and tender regard for
tbeir condition, we should undoubtvdly ere
this havo been on the south bank of the
Anna and forward f till.
Washixoton, May 11.
A terrible battle occurred yesterday, and
Lee was driven across the South Anna riv
er. Grant is still in close pursuit of the
The bodies of Gens. Sedgwick, Wads
worth and Hays arrived here last night and
are being embalmed.
During the last twenty-four hours about
7,000 men from tho Army of the Potomac,
wounded iu the battles of Thursday and
Friday, arrived heac, comparatively few of
them suffering severely from injuries, and
many of them will soon be returned to the
Accounts from the Army of the Poto
mac concur that there was heavy fighting
yesterday, and about 5 P. M. the attack was
made upon the rebel batteries.
It is stated that after the assault bad
ceutinucd some time, and it was found that
the rebel batteries could not be carried
without great sacrifice of life, the effort for
a time was abandoned.
It is reported here this morning that
Gen, Warren was wounded yesterday, and
died on bis way to Fredericksburg. The
rumor is repeated to-night, and generally
Fighting yesterday afternoon said to
have been very severe, as heavy artillery
was brought into action on botb sides. The
result so far as known this morning was to
our advantage. The rebels attempted to
get in the rear of a portion of our army to
obtain supplies, but were driven off with
great loss. The fighting was renewed to
day. - Early in the morning the rebel army be
gan to straggle off the line of battle for a
I renewal of the engagement. Skirmishing
was Kept np during mis time octween tne
advance lines of the armies, the enemy be
stowing himself as though be intended of
Our line wa formed with two corps on
the right, the Fifth in the centre, and the
Sixth on the left, witb Burnside's corps in
the rear of our left, for the protection of
our immense trains, and to act as a reserve
in any emergency.
The enemy during the night made strong
er his formidable position with rifle-pits,
breastworks, barricades, etc., rendering it
stronger tbon any linn of defenso occupied
by them 6ince leaving the earthworks on
the Itapidan. Thus matters stood until far
iuto the afternoon, when the fighting be
came quite sharp at intervals, at different
points, but without an) thing definite, five
o'clock was fixed upon for a grand assault.
General orders announcing the success of
Sherman on the West and Butler on the
James river were read to the troops, pro
ducing the wildest excitement, and as the
hour approached for the attack the enthusi
asm of the troops became alaiost ungovern
able. Grant was surrounded by bis staff
and Meade, Hancock, and Warren, all sta
tioned on an eminence within sight of each
other, wbile the' vast columns of our army
slowly gathered themselves together for the
great struggle. Just as the attack was to
be made, the enemy advanced on our right,
.threatening to press back that portion of
the line, discontinued for the time the plan
of the assault. Troops were turned to sup
port the right, but Barlow sneceeded in
cheeking the 'enemy, sending back his rein
forcements with wcri that b had men
enofegh and to spare.
- Half-pact six was then proposed for ''the
MsnltT Watches were 'compared by esrps
commanders, and anally all separates wun
orders to attack at the appointed hour sim
ultaneously with the roar of twelve signal
guns. The whole front advanced with
cheers along the line. The movement wan
indescribably grand portions of the forces
moved in a sol d column, while others ad
vanced in the nsunl order of battle. Tha
whole army moving together ad yet each
command fighting its own battles. Tho
whole federal line opened a most murder
ous fire against their lines, irresistahly 'se
vere, driving the enemy lowly back from
his portions, capturing 2,000 prisoners and.
three pieces of artillerv. The latter, how'
ever, were retaken by the rebels before the
closo of the encasement. Night aloaefl
ihe batiie with our army in possession of
the field. The loss is heavy, but judging
fiom the killed and wounded left in our
hand?, much less than the enemy's, who
fought to the last.
Gen. Rice was mortally wounded, nnd
died wbile having bis left arm amputated.
We made a general assault at 7 cVoek.
Ir. was the most magnificent and terrible- of
the war. Batteries, through the cutting t
some trees, were placed in very advantage
ous positions. Simultaneously these star
non hurled tbeir murderous missiles vat
the ranks of the enemy, accompanied by a
general volley of musketry, and from this
hour till dark the combat deepened, aadL
night left us the victors on every side.
Our lines aro now advanced. Wo bad sate
en more prisoners than we had lost, bnt.it
has been another expensive victory. Oar
losses are heavy, but it is believed that thai:
of the enemy far exceeds our?. Wo expect
the battle to be resumed in the morning.
Head qua rtebs Akmt or tde Potomac,
May 12, 1864.
Battle-field near Spotsylvania, 8 p. m.
Special to the New York World :
Our army this morning is engaged ia the
fiercest of its battles and pressing on to vic
tory. After the sanguinary but generally- suc
cessful battle of Tuesday, the nrmy during
yesterday was comparatively quiet. Feeble
demonstrations against our right wing wera
In the afternoon rain fell and to soma
extent continued till after dark, laying tha
dust, cooling the atmosphere and raiting iba
spirits of our troops. Fires were built and
supplies cooked ; tho bands began playing;
and the forest along the line was for once
undisturbed by tho enemy's shells. Onr
poor soldiers ate hearty and rested sweetly.
The enemy had no ammunition to waste.
At 4:30 this morning Hancock attacked
the enemy fronthg him in force, opening a
withering cannonade and making resistlsa
charges against the very heart of his posi
tion. The cannonading was replied to witb
vigor and the charges of our men were a
vigorously resisted, but the determination
of the oaset overwhelmed everything. The
troops rushed on the rifle pits of the enemy
bayoneting them in their works, cutting the
lines, aud capturing on the Grst cbarga
3,000 men and several guns, including a
greater portion of the Stonewall Brigade
belonging to .Gen. Ned Johnston's. Division,
and forming a part of Ewell's corps. Gen.
Johnston himself was captured.
Later 11 o'clock. A dispatch this
moment arrived announces the captare of
7,000 prisoners and 30 guns. The battle
is still progressing.
A dispatch dated 12 says it is just now
roported that Hancock has turned the left
flank of tho enemy, below Spotsylvania,,
and is still pressing on. The battle every
where is overwhelmingly in our favor.
Terriffi firing has just commenced on oar
lefr, near Grant's headquarters.
Another dispatch says : Hancock made
a brilliant capture at four o'clock this morn
ing. An entire rebel Division, iacludiag
Maj. Gen. Ned Johnston and Brig. Genev
Stuart and Robert Johnston, commanding
brigades, between two and three thousand
prisoners, and two batteries, each of six.
pieces, fell into our hands.
Washington, May 13.
The following has just been received by
Senator Nesmith from Gen. Rufas lagallsv
Chief Quartermaster of the Army of tha
Potomac-it being positive information from
tbo front as late as noon yesterday v Wa
have made a ten strike to-day. Haaeetk
went on at daylight. He hae taken aver
4,000 prisoners and 25 guns, ami ia still
fighting. Everybody is fighting, nasi hava
been for eight dayv. We shall have them
this pop, though it must take a day or two
more. " -
Hancock captured Gen. Ned Jobnslea
and two other Generals, besides lots of law
er grade. The old Republic is firm bet
your pile on it. Grant is a giant jwd-a'he-ro
in war, but all onr Generals are gnDent
and aa for onr soldiers the worWneveraad
better. Yonrs ia haste, IngaUb.
A man sitting on tne verandah cf aa tip
country inn, bailed one of the" oldest In
habitants '"and iaqnired the denomfnatiott
of the chare nn the opposite hide ef'the
road. The reply was ' Wall, she was' a
hard shell Baptist naturally, hat they dea't
raa ber now."
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aavOne ef ear moat reliable a changes
says that a joaog maa, named Simea Baft
gen, recently blew, oat ken bratasvassiir
bidding; bis wife good hje tntk 'star jew.
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