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TIESDiVY HI0RIVI1VG, JlNE ;4, 1801,
- - The Dally Journal, .
republished eerj morning, exospt Friday and SnnUar.
It will contain all the. teleirrapli newe up to the hour of
goiug to press, and aoh local and mlseellaneotia newe a
cornea to hand.
It will be furnished to ubacrlhari In tnwn at 10 cenU par
week, or 2 nte a cop. For tha country ia packages
of ty copies or mora, sixpence a - weak, a 26 canta a
month. Newt dealer supplied at the rate of (1 a hundred.
The Wsbki.t JooaxiL ia published erery Friday morn
ing with all the late telegraphlo despatches, and ia sent
by mall for $1,60 per year; left by the earrkrr in town,
$1,76 per year.. Single copies 8 cents. ' Order for the
DalLTanil Weekly JonawAL are solicited.
Address I. M. KEELER,
Editor and Publisher.
Many Post Office bags and pouches used in
the Southern service have teen stolen. Their
keys unlock Northern bftgsj hence the adver
tisement for a new lock, - " j; "
Jeff. Davis, accompanied by Tooinbs and
Wigfall, arrived in Richmond on Friday.' He
will undoubtedly show his hand before a great
The Ohio troops at Washington have ex
changed the altered flint-locks, with which
they were furnished in Pennsylvania, for new
and approved arms. They are very proud over
the exchange. Columbu Journal, lt.
A man was caught on White river, Arkansas,
charged with being an abolitionist. His head
was shaved on one side, he was stripped entire
ly naked, placed in. a box with holes in it so as
to allow air for breathing, and, shipped up the
Mississippi, directed, to , . B . , s ,
"ABE LINCOLN, IN CARE OF BILL SEWARD,
, If you wish to keep posted ip the war news,
call at our office and get the Daily Journal.
jjt ia published by 6 o'clock in the morning, and
contains all the telegraph despatches up to that
time. Price, 3 cents a.copy, 10 cents a week. , ,t
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Gen. Scott and Jeff. Davis.
A member of the Seventh Regiment, iu a let
ter to his father, writes: "1 heard a good anec
dote of Gen. Scott yesterday.1- He was asked
what lie intended to do with Jefferson Davis,
In answer be merely put up his open hand, and
gradually closed his lingers, till his hand was
clenched. He could not have given a more ex
pressive answer." - '-
Acquis Creek, the location of the battery that
has been attacked by the United States ships is
a small river in Stafford county, Virginia, flow
ing into the Potomac, 55 miles below Washing
ton. The river is navigable for a short distance
by small craft, and is connected with Washing
ton by a steamboat line, and with Richmond by
the Richmond, Fredericksburg fc Potomac
Railroad, 75 miles long.
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, Thb Toh of England. Forney's Press
says if we may take the capitalist of Eng
land as the type of English feeling, do more
(gratifying assurance cao be obtained than
that of the London Money Market. , Amer
ican securities were exibiting no eigne of
the commotion in America, and - United
States 6s had actually advanced one' and
two per cent. This is a distinguishing
mark of confidence on the part of English
moneyed men, in the resources of the Gov
ernment and the justice of our cause. It
will be seen that there ia an immense drain
of gold to America. r; .... (.
. A we anticipated in our recent article
on the subject, the English ' cotton factors
are making herculean efforts to supply the
cotton mills from other soaoes than those of
the South, several thousand acres are to
be immediately planted with cotton in Ja
maca, and it ia though the crop will be in
Manchester before the end of the present
season. .'. . . .. ,:
To Richmond and Memphis.
A Washington letter to tbr Tribune
"Yesterday I made tun modest request
that we should have a Fourth of July din
ner in Richmond, with an oration by ' Mr.
Everett or some olhor eminent niMster of
patriotic discourse, with appropriate senti
ments along witn toe walnuts ana too wine.
This morning, I humbly' erve that .my
Western coteroporaries, as tliey cannot come
through Harper's Ferry, shall have a frugal
spread of the same sort at Memphis, with
indigenous corn, both in bread and fluid.
Do this, and you shall have sumetor mules
waiting at your door with panniers ot silver
and gold. Do this, and your carrier-pigeon
shall fly across the Atlantic Mr. Field's
telegraph not being responsive with, news
that shall start My Lord Palraerston from
his after-dinner nap, and take Count Wale
wski hurriedly from the opera, '., You will
have do more twaddle about treating , Pi
rates as belligerents, or giving friendly ma
riuo salutes to buccaneering flags. You
will not have Mr. Dudley Maun going in at
the back door to seek an interview with the
English Premier, or T. Butler King wait
ing in tho private anteroom of the French
Emperor. "tfut suppose we ram ,,;(
. In a case like this "there is no suoh word"
but you shall eot. d,vo rue to quote Bir
Edward Bulwer Lytton. . The ..people will
hold you harmless from the responsibility.
Make tho attempt I If you succeed, -you
i shall have enough, aud more titan enough,
and receive the plaudits of the Nation, If
von do not succeed, the errand ure of the
effort will give dignity andT nobility to- the
baffled enterprise. Trust something to the
inspiration of the irood cause, and wore ' to
the battalions . of. your chosen - men the
bloom and flower of ardor and heroism.-
Make Richmond and Memphis the advanc
ed posts of vour-encampment wbiobat
Christmas aro to be planted on the reefs of
Tortugas and in the rice plantations' of
Georgia. . , ; ' ,. (-.. ' .
Sharks and Wolves.
Large pumbers of troops who have gone
to the seat of . war are Door men. . leaving
families behind them. . The pay of privates
is til per month. ., We believe the custom
is, at toe cod of every month, to give some
written evidence of the amount due. each
man. . But the troops will not, in fact, be
paid under two or three months from the
day of being mustered into the service, sod
so on from time to time., . ,u, ,. t . ,
- We are informed thai a , shoal of land
sharks, some of them well known to public
fame, ; have entered into a. combination to
purchase of the troops their monthly war
rants or oertineatee at an . enormous shave
say,; giving them $8 and $7 (ot 111.
These evidences of debt are as good as
irpld. 'iTneii will, be paid with reasonable
promptness. .The necessities of many of I
these men are great. Ibey may be) com
pelled to allow themselves to be devoured
Dy these sharks, unless patriotic individuals,
who scorn to levy black mail upon patriot
ism, will take measures for purchasing these
evidence at a fair Value, and thus save the
soldiers of the oountry flora falling victims
to the cupidity of class of speculators who
prowl about the camps, the Commissariat's,
and the Quartermaster's depots, as wolves
prowl over a battle field after a day of car
nage. ' Will not the Union Defense Com
mittee look to this matter t-JP.: Y. jVtStau.
Horrors of the South American Earthquake.
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The New York Herald says: '
Each additional arrival from " South
Americit swells tho dreadful account of the
number destroyed by. the, recent earth,
quake in tha Argentine republic -; At first
we were told seven or eight thousand, then
not loss then cloven, and now, by an arri
val at Boston from Monteviedo, with date
to the l7tb ult., we learn that the number
destroyed at Mendoas, and several small
towns in the neighborhood of thai city can
not bo loss than 20,000. t , ' , "
The CentinoU, Puutfiniv of March Sf,
says: i he reason is obscured, tli Bout
saddened, to hear these phrases, 'T Mcndon'
is to-day a mountain of ruins,, uqW which
remain sepulchred 20,000 of ber inhabi
tants. Human intelligence cannot describa
the sad picture tlmt Mondoza and ber adja.
cent villages present. . Senor Don B. Orel-
lano, the last who has arrived from tui.rv
and who merits entire confidence, says that
Mendosa, comprehending, the capital, San
Josn, Ban Vicente, Infernillo, Panquiqna,
Plumorilla, and all the ' other inferior di
tricts, is to-day a mountain of. rubbish and!
corpses of the latter not lues than 18,000
to 20,000. ' . ; '' j
In the space Which was destroyed there
could uot have been less than 30,000 of
both, sexes. ; Calculating that in four
leagues of the area' there have perished
four to each square, gives 20,786 perished.
Of many families of twenty and thirty not
a single member has been saved. The de
tails of the numerous letters from the un
happy persons who escaped are terrible;
their sufferings for the first days were cruel ;
the narrative of so much suffering rends tho
heart. According to all the letters we have
seen, it is believed that Three-quarters of
the whole population have perished. 1 ' '
Supplies of Volunteers.
Now that volunteer forces are placed up
on the same footing .with reference to sup-,
plies as the soldiers of the regular, army
tbey will receive from the Government the,
i Private soldiers are allowed one uniform
bat each year, prion tl; one forage cap
each year, price 57 cents; one uniform coat
each year, price $6,66 ; three pairs of trows
ers the first year; two the second, and three
the third, price $2,82 per pair; two sackt
coats each year, price each 2,10; three
flannel shirts each year, price 00. cents each ;
one overcoat in five years,' price 16,40;
three pain of drawers the first year, two
every other year, prion 71 cents each; four
pair of brogans each Tear, price (2,20 per
pair; two blankets jn five years, price. 12,44
each. There are a variety of other articles
supplied, but these are the ebief ones. In
order to encourage economy and Clean! ibes
among the troops, every article not drawn ,
according to the allowance, will be paid for
to the soldier. . :. .. .-: t . i ; ,. vw-
: It is not believed, says the Washington eor.
eraspoadent of the Jivmmg Jttt, that Senator "
Breckinridge will dans show his head, here at;
the extra session of Congress, , There ia evi-
donee in tha hands of the Union men of Ken
tueky which would hang him, if the Oorernment 1
were to think it best tsi maka as example o '
him. He has been in correspondence with the
rebel camp, having made offers of help from '
Kentucky. He is most clearly guilty of trea.
son against the Government, and under such .
circumstances will hardly have the effrontery to,
take his seat in the Senate to make laws for the '
country be is plotting against.