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I-' I 1 iwm iiiiiniiiawMwi"wwBMii ,, f u uyrpi i(tf e'.z r 'fry' f f y ; , ' . - , . THE DAILY REBEL. rt-i.LtMiK rvrtt ax smts r.rrAr.n.) JJY FRANC. M. lUL. Term of HuWrlpt lou. ii r"" ih month " taoitioiilh " thn-o month .1 ". .. 'J.' Katea of Advertlalii. Tr. lMlir t r S.jnro of ton lin.-s or l.-ss for each In- THE DAfLV .REBEL WEIXKSIAY KVKM.NC, JIM.YO, 18(U. EVENING BPITIOST. Hi:i.K;ioirs mtick. The I'nion rrajrcr-Mcctin for ths country, will 15 toeM ..liiljr, tlarin this wotrk, at the Uaitit Church, at 5 P. M. Ia it not a roproarh to u:, a a chriatUn community, that, out of a population of three or four thoun.l. only from Afty to one huti- lreJ SMtnblo daily f.r this important ol.jcct? T-...- : . 1. 11 t- ... . . it wcti ior cuiicr our patriotijin or our Tiety . (j'riOin, July 1?, 1SW. Deatu or Uraxt. A Jiyp&tch was recti veil at hca.lUar.c-ri of the army la"t niht, coiifiruiing the rcpr Ji.nlh of Ccn. V. S. Smnt. We npjH .... "j a.-: oi the i-.imo tenor as that rvreived hy the press last night. The fact that it is Ihui officially cotuuiunicatcJ, indicates that the iovcraiucnt docj not rcgar I it a a were iJle ru mor. ' iA report was brought on the tni thi morning that Forrest occupies ircmplii-, having got around Va.hlurne and beat him iuto the tity. The rqrt neeil confirmation. 5en. Johnston's family and erniial MaJT passed dowu the road Liet niht at 1 1 J o'clock cm rtntt for Richmond, tlor. Crown of (leorjrta was al.-o ou tne amc train. VHOM T 111! FIUJXT. Ix Krojjt or Ati.axta. Tuesday livening, July !., I sf. I. The fight on Nance's creek yesterday between Williams brigade ai.d Hooker's cntisv corps, turns ut to have been of more innortaiice than was at firrt supKsed. Finding that they were advancing iu heavy force. Old "Ccrro Gordo" d teruiined to itnfxrdc their advance as much u possible, until the .uimander-in -chief could lc notific-l. and make preparations to meet them. li.-inounting his men. and concealing them in the den?v undergrowth, he brought up w. pieces T artillery, and hastily roitrtructcj a m:t.-.l;c I bat tery up..u the opwtritc ditvciion in 'thi-li they wnx a.ltancing. the woods opp.Tsito their po.-itioii hav ing 1-ccn burned recently,- afforded .them a line iew in their front. They had bux-n in po-ition 1 ut a ;lo-rt lime, when the enemy, .-kirmi'liers wire dic-.vercd. who prered f-rward. closely followed by th? main body, marching in c Jiinin. Their skinni-hcrs were allowed to .-ipproach with in twenty paces, when the .-igiiul wis given, ami a murderous tire was poured into them at point blank raago; the artillery opening at the same time with fditll and canister um the head of the column. The enemy broke pnd tied in wild confusion, but were agaiu reformed, and advanced in line -d bat tle. General Wil'iams then withdrew about one mile sad formed another ainbuscade, iuto which ib? enemy f. II ujrain : but. after wavering rfouiu time, finally advanced ugain, and tricil to Hank him uj.on the right. The 1st Kentucky, then in reserve, was ordered to charge them, itr- order to bring off the artillery and lu.rrcs, which was d-nu in L'.lllallt MVlc. led l-v the trailant nii.l iiitr-ii.l McCaalev, thev closed ut on the f-e. and a hand to band rencounter took i-lacc, which has not been equalled during the war ; our men using the butts f their guns and pistols, and the ein-iuy their bayonet. Owing to the density of the thicket, many .f the officers were in advance of the line, and Lieut. Col. Griffin, commanding the regiment, eatm; sud denly upon the enemy, and boldly advancing. le inanded their surrender, telling ihem he had a rcg- ! imcnt with him, to which they replied, they had an army corps, and calle-i upon linn to surrender,? which be, together with his adjutant anil five of his j captains were very reluctantly compelled to do; but theiraptors had scarcely lcgun to rejoice over them, before tiio gallant 1st was upon them, and driving them bat k in wild disorder, and yelling like so many incarnate devils, they recaptured all oftheiu: also, the body of the gallant McCawley, and thereby saving the horses and artillery. Five times during the day were they ambuscaded and Jen. Williams estimates their loss ot 50 killed and w..unded, and 22 prisoners. Our 1 ii wan 21 including ('apt. McCawley, who Gen. Williams says was- the best staff ofSeer"ho ever saw in any army. The following corps of tiio enemy are known to have crossed the river, and on day before yesterday were located between Peach tree creek and the river in ihe following order and strongly fortified, the rifclit rcstitg on Roswcll and the left at the mouth of iVacutrec creek Palmer's, Hodge's. Logan's, Howard's, Schoficld's and Hooker's, lllaii's corps beiii.; stationed at Vining'? station and Marietta, guarding those points. Mcpherson's headquarters were at Ko.vell, and hermau's and Thomas' opposite .Soap's lerry and Shaker f-rd. Uut of course their positions, some of them at least, have beeu changed since then, as Hooker had advanced from his position when he encountered Williams. Gir.ird's division of cavalry encamped about four miles from Decatur last night and returned to the railroad this morning, whero they awaited the arrival of L-j gnu's corps and then advanced upon that place, which was defended by our cavalrv, who were cc cupelled to fall back in the direction of Atlanta. The i ocmy shelled the place furiously, ami it, is reported "t hat a large portion of the town waa de stroyed by fire; but this lacks confirmation. . Hodge's corps is also moving in that direction, from which it would seem that Sherman is deter mined to push us to the wall, and I seriously bono it may be so. The enemy's right now rests on Peachtrce creek, near Iiurant's mill and running southwardly rests upon tho Rockbridge road at a point about two miles below Decatur. All aro in high glee at the prospect of an imme diate battle, and I think from appearances that their wishes will be gratified withiu the next thirty six hours. The gallant Cheatham wa put in command of Hood's corps last night anil will lead them in the approaching battle: and if they follow where he leads, which I do not question, you may look for glorious results. Sfi;i iai.. - . The Radical Itcpublicaii I'rotrst against Mr I.iucolii'a Hciioniinatioii. 1'iom the Xcw York New N'nli-n. ( Kr. ni"nt Kndic.d 1I puWicaii orsau.) May I'l-l. ruR rl.EVEI.AMi. The time has come in the language of the call for the Cb veland Convention for all independent men, ull who are jealous of the national liberty anl greatness, !to unito in a common effort to oppose an insurmountable barrier against the flood ol shame and rain that is pouring over the country from Washington, and threatens to bury eveu ihe Ameri can name. Inaugurated in error and cowardice, the present Administration tended inevitably to the painful end which we have before, onr eyes. Krror as to'lhe true bearing and character of tho contest ; error us to its probable duration : looking only upon compromise as a possible solution ,f the struggle, aud protecting in slavery the very M.urcu of tho conflict, tho Administration of Mr. I.'mco'.o could nly and inevitably terminate in the ball mi.iMirii which prolong .crisis and never conclude tWin : cowardice in dealing with foreign powers, whi-li did not blush to'nisiuiilatc . themselves to revolted rrimiuals under the nair.c of belligerents : coward ice in dealing with England imperiously demanding the Trent prisoners, notwithstanding the open man ifestation of the popular will ; cowardice in dealing withLouis Napoleon, who insolently treads tho Mon roe doctrine under foot and slips iih in the face with iti fragments, stained with Mcxioau blood : cowartr ie toward th vrhole world, in puffer in jr, without re nlf, our eotonoreo nd oar flag to Co inultd in every tea by pii-te luifijf from the fort of pow- en wnien make war upon ua under tho ihtUe. if! ncuiraiity ; everywhere cowardice. Americans! it thin tho JevUo wh;h our fathers' left us? Is it this which wo shall lcaro to our child ren Without energy for good, without foreo against cril, an J wUbout intelligence to foresee and to direct what has become of our liberties, and what has hecont.e of the itsmanse resources ef eve ry kind, put by patriot ism at tho discretion of our exocutires ? Osr liber lie! we hro .wen them sue coiub, onehy ,De. without a murnicr, without a single popular protest to vindicate rights and jus tic outraged : military pro-consul 1 have every where replaced the law by caprice, and the Judge ly the ProvMt Marshal, the habeas corpus no long er exists, and the capricious bell of Mr. Howard sends, without power of resistance, the bent citiicus of tho Kcpublie to dream in a dungeon over our lot liberties. There i.1 not . t,r,n in.,u. .l,. ran bo secure in coin ir to sleon mt nirht. sVr hr. will not awake a criuiinal not by tUo laws but by tbw will of a pto-eonsul tw his agent. That which Koirlanil woult Ih .1nr..n,l.': last drop of her blood, Khat which is tho mos t glori- -.rav vi iuc a aytio axon race, its r.nae and its attachment attid Tespect for the liberty 111 tl, . . . J u"; '-'"w. nave a sanaoncd without a protest. Are we deseendents of those sturdy Saxons who never knew hoir to ben Lir heads', or uro we the I'ffuninate sous of tho I.aLtn race, of whom servility is tho distinguiihing clisrsctrL-tic ? In ngbtin j ft-r universal liberty, arts we going to surrender our on? Our national wealth 1$ Col lowing n tho wake of wr liberties. The - ro- bor, that prosterity whfe1u"WNa Tlie ' n vy 'of ?6c" world and our just pride, is flowing off at the rato of four millions ot dollars a day, into tho pockets of contractors scattered and wasted by incapacity on the battlo-ficld, and by corruptiotwin public trans actions. lnrate, ruined, and dishonored, havo wo at least the consolation to hoc all these sacrifices crowned by Tie tory over our enemies? Jmlzc for yourselves. After three years of voluntary itnpo tcnoe, after baling steadily drained our wealth and our blood in sueh a way as "past to carry our exist ence along far enough to bring u exhaustcd.to tho moment of a Pircsiden tial election, tho Administra tion drawing together for a supreme last effott all tho force or tho nation, (takes its existence on a last card in order to pcrpeu ate itself in power, or. if it falls, to lea vj with its succoasor only a rnio and tho rctuorr.branco of a groat aess destroyed for ever. All our resources are engaged, not in those com bats or civilized people where modern seienco wins victory while i: spares life, but in a human bceu tomb, like the recorded struggles of barbarian an tiquity, where masses take tho placo of intelligence, and w hero exhaustion and death tako tho placo of victory a triumph of darkness over light; history will mark wilt her bloody finger this ferocious butchery, a shame to humnrity and a 'stain upon this age of civ ilization and progrcsit. We ha vo lost at least 40,(1(10 men in less than ton days; we push forward even tntr militia; what af terward? It is enough to pay dearly for tho ignorance i-f those who ti.itcad of leading our men to victory lead them to death? The imagination refuses to look at the con sequences of a disaaterin such cireunl tanecs. I'ndcr this Administration, sold to fer eigners by fear or ty interest, we- have seen that e ldest and most incredible spectacle of the work of iur ancestors baffled and overthrown before it budget reached a century of existence, but which was also a ccutury of unexampled prosjicrity. .Shades of Vfashington, of Jefferson, of Monroe and Jackson, sf Adams, .of Clay, of Wcbutcr, and of Ilenton. tell our countrymen if you recognize that Ucpublic: which you knew how to muke so great ! IMoody shades of tho hcroca of indepen dence, you who foundod the Republic' by heroism and suffering ugaiust tho numbers and the treasures of Knglnnd, rise up and tell s if you ruoogniie your battles ol giants whero energy and valor sup plied the. place of numbers, in these human heca tombs where patriotism succumbs under incompe tence: Come forward! Touch with your finger the bodies of these contractors swollen with the jH-oplc's gold,, mocking at the devastation ami smil ing over tho national, ruin ; touch and tell- us if your antique, virtue realizes tho existence of these human i ultu .-.;s ! Peoplo! There is yet timo for you to ri-e un. Thero is yet. timo for you to pass in review lite sets of a guilty Administration, which has betrayed your confidence, and to arrtst its course. The moment has cptuo to launch out from ine uta worm itiu great iruin lliai administrations arc made by the people, and not tho people for tKe administration and that howsoever great may he ficir torbcaranco lor ttieir servants, howsoever 101:4 may be their forget fulness of their interests, when the measure is full, the people declare that they alone lira sovereign and change their Administra tion. The time hits eome to change that which lor three years past has occupied tho White' House : the time has come to clean out the Augean stables and to select tho Hercules charged with that tusk. Ou to Cleveland! MSSM Captain Scmmcs'ft Official He port to Mr. Mason. ( SoiTiiAnrToy, Juno 21, ItifiJ. Sit : I bive the honor to inform you that in ac cordance Wii.h my intention, as previously an nounced to you, I ftcamcd out of (ho harbor of Cherbourg between nine and ten o'clock on the morning of the 19th of June for tho purpose of en gaging the imcmy'S steamer Kearsage, which had been lying off and oa tho port for several days pre viously. After Clearing the harbor wo descried the enemy, with his head off shore, nt a distance Tf about seven miles. We wcr three-quarters of an hour in coning up with hiui. I had previously pivoted my guns to starboard, and made all my preparations for engaging the enemy on that side. When within about a milo and a quarter of the enemy be suddenly wheeled, and bringing his bead in shore, pnwented bis f larboard battery to inc. By this timo i"e wcro distant about ono mile from each oilier, when I opened on him with solid shot, to which he replied in a few minutes, and tho engage ment bci-ams active on both sides. The enemy now pressed his ship under a full bead of steam, acd to prevent our passing each other too sjKsedily, and to keep our respectivo broadsides bearing, it lcc.nne necessary to fight in a circle, tho two tulips Mourning around a common centre, and preserving a distance from each other of from a quarter to half a mile. When we got within good shell range wc opened npon hi in with shell ; some ten or fifteen minutes after-thc commencement of the action our spanker gaff was shot away, and our ensign came down by the run. This was imme diately replaced by another uf. the miszenmast head. The firing now becam very hot, and tho enemy's shot and shell soon began to tell upon our hull, knocking down, killing, find disabling a number of men in different parts ef the ship. rcrcelvlng that our shell, though apparently ex ploding agiinst the enemy's sides, wcro doing him but li'tle damage, I returned to solid shot firing, and from this onward alternated with shot and fhell. After tl.c lapse of about one hour and ten min utes, our ship was ascertained to he in a sinking condition, tho enemy's i-hcll having exploded in our sides and between tho decks, owning largo apertures, through which Lhc water rushed wit') great rapidity. For some few minutes I bad hojicsaif being able to reach the French ctasi, for which purjui.te I gave the ship a' I steam, and set such of (he fore and aft sails as were available. The ship filled so rapidly, however, that lforo wo had Made much progress thojircs were extinguished in tho furnaces, and we were evidently on the point of sinking. I now hauled down my colors, to prevent the further de struction f life, and dispatched a boat to inform tho enemj' of our condition. Although we wore now but four hundred yards from cae-i other, tins enemy fired upon me five times after my colors lia.d leen struck. It is chari table to supposo that a ship of war of a Christian nation could not havo done this intentionally. We now turned all our exertions towards sav- tug tliu vmuiiitod unn imcli ol me noys or inc snip wbo were unable to btriin. Those were dispatched iu my quarter boats, the only boats remaining to me ihu waist boats having been torn to pieces. Some twenty minutes after my furnace firc had been extinguished, ami the ship being on tho pciut of scttliry, every man, in obedience to a previous order which "had lccn given the erear, jumped over board and endeavored to save himself. Thero was no apjicarance of any boat coming to nc from the enemy after my hip went down. For- I tunatcly, however, the steam yacht Deerhound, owned by : gcritleman of Lancashire, Kngland, Mr ' .John Lancaster, who was himself on board, stcatn i cd up in tho K.idst of my drowning men and res cued a number of both ofiicers and men from tho water. 1 wa fortunate enough myself thus- to cs raeto the shelter of the neutral flag, together with about forty otter, all told. About this time ho, Kraraage sent one, and then mruiiy, nnoliicr bfcat. ACeompanying you will find lists of the killed and wounded, and of those who were picked np by the Deerhound ; the remainder, thore Is reason to hope, were picked up by the enemy akd by a couple ireiicn pn.-i ooars, wicn were also fortunately near tho scene of action. I At tho end of tho engagement it waa discovered "J noso 01 our oineers wbo went atonarside tu enemy s ship with the womnded that her midsh section on both sides waa thorottehiv iron I this having Iwn do no witb chain ecnstrnetnd f.ir thopurpose, placet! perpendicularly from the raif m mo water s csige, in wnole covred over bv as tntn outer pliuiking, which gave no indieation of me armor beneath. ; This planking had been ripped off in every di ic:tion by our shot and lshofl, the chain broken and lnnentcd in many places, and forced partly into the ship's side. 8j was 'moat effectually guarded, however, iu this section from penetration. The enemy was much damaged in other parts, but to what extent it is now impossible to tell; it b be. uevcit no was badly crippled. My o Ulcers and men behaved steadily and sral- laauy-. ami inougti tny nave lost tneir snip they have not lost honor. Whoro all behaved so well it would be invidious I to particularize, but I cannot deny myself tho plea sure 01 saying mat Air. Ken, my lirst lieutenant, deserves great credit for the-fine opndition in which the ship went into action with regard to her batte ry, magasine nnduc!l rooms, aad that be rendered iao great assists nco by his coolness and judgment as tho fight proceeded. , -- Tbooccmy wasTftaviet than nyaulf, both in ship, I lo'n was over' tila" Our total loss in killod and wounded is thirty, to-wit: Nino killed, twenty-ono wounded. I have tho honor to bo, Vciy rotioctfully, " Your obd't. servant. R. Semmks, Jiptain. Mtt. si.iix.ll's rosiTior towajitis semmes. Vo.i the I'ar! Cuumtttuttonncl, Jhhc 2i. Several journals enter into details, more or less enact, on tho participation which Mr. Slidoll is said to have had in tho incident which has just taken ptaoo off Cherbourg. We are requested to tstate (bat Mr. Siidell waa not awaro, until the evening bofoi-o the engngement, that Captain Scmmes' in t ntion was to go out to moot the Xoarsage. Mr. Sliilell had, besides, neither tho right nor tho desire to givo any orders to tho commander of the Ala bama. Had hu been consulted he would havo probably not hesitated to incur tho responsibility of giving a counsel in conformity with tho nature of the particular; which ho had obtained as to the ro ispcctivo force and conditions of tho two vessels. C'apt. HoTmc-s did, however, refer to Lis superior, that is t j say, to the naval officer of tho Confeder ate navy oil service in Europe, who garo an cntiro adhesion to his project. Wo belicTO. also, that we bhall not lo contradicted in adding that the line of conduct ltd lowed by Captain Semitic has ttnrcser vedly the approbation ef Mr. SliJell. The Raids in Virginia Virgin la Womcu. From tho Richmond Kxutnincr. The escape uf Hunter to tho Yanltco den in Western Virginia h:is already become an olJ story, ami even the vcngcfufcys vf those wbo followed hard on his track of desolation and rapine, urb turning to scenes of new in terest. Foiled in his cherished plan of break fasting ut the Xorvcll House, and etculing tho ap ions of the inhabitants of Lynchburg, tho hero of the meal -tub and the larder ia said to be breathing out threatening" and s-Iaiightcr against tho happy .VIley, which he did his worst to piake unhappy, and which will long bear the impress of his foul trend. In his retrogailc march ho left word with some of the people whom ho liad robbed, that he was preparing a "handsome trim ming for our pursuing army." If his present preparations aro not more effective, the good peoplo of the Valley, or at least thoso of them who have been spared, may follow their usual avocations in perfect ponce of mind. Tho bolt of devastation ia j broad enough: and within that belt tho work lias been thorough enough, but still tho country has not boon sown with salt. In a year or two, tho landscape which has been darkened by this cloud of war will bo as smi ling as eer: and but for the blackened ruins of liomestea 1 and mill, no one could tell that infauu'us outrages bad been done in that fairest portion of nnr fair Virginia. Let these blackened ruins remain untouch ed. .Wc arc not an artisti : people as the Yankees claim to be, we havo neither tho taste nor the money for (lottysburg monu ments aml-anipliitheatrical timetcries. Our dead heroes sleep sweetly fn the bosom of the old mother, w hom they died to defend, and in her poverty that old mother has not decked their resting places with pre cious stones and miracles of art. No! we w ant no battle .monuments lis yet. "Wo havo monuments enough monuments fuvuishej by our old purveyors of tho North, monu ments brought by Yankee, enterprise to or very hearthstones nay, made of tho hearth stones themselves. Our new country lacked the picturosijuo attraction of ruins. Wo havo that attraction now, and in abundance. The Ionian t!rceks would not rebuild the temples which their barbaric enemies des troyed; they allowed tho ruins to remain as mute reminders of the injuries which they had suffoivd; as mute appeals to heaven for vengeance. let us in like spirit refuse to cffai-e these memorials of our savage foes. In after times it will be almost a patent of no bility to have a ruin in the family. Indeed it is not diffcult to extract a grain or two of comfort from cverj' bitter dose which the fortune of this war has "presented to our lips. The moral results of those raids, artnoyingand humiliating as they are, is inva ribly in favor of our. cause. Tho Yankees may find lukewarm Confederates, but they, Ieavo lew behind them. J lie light ot burn ing houses and blazing factories is not the only light that marks their track. There is a new radiance on the brow of every South ron, a new fire in every oye, a fresh halo of martrydom around every hoad, a more fer vid glow of patriotism on every breath. And. who that lias seen can crer forget the noblo bearing of our women : the noblo simplicity with which they rehearsed the outrages of their visitans? Many of them had nothing left, absolutely nothing ; not a grain of corn in tho bin : not an ounce cf meat in the larder, not a chicken in tho poultry j'ard, not a vegateblc in the garden, and yet they spoko not of themselves, but of our soldiers, and regret ted their loss, not for themselves, but for the sake of the liberating army, and when they said us they did say with honest accent of truth, that they had nothing to cat, they said so with perfect calmnes., as if they were already angels of(od, that had no need of meat and drink. Ono could hardly pity na- turcs that had risen so high, that hud taken so exalted a degree in the sublime art of res ignation. It seemed ai if they wcro already tratu-latcd and did not require the food which our men eagerly extended to them i from their own stores. If the.ic were not to bo pitied, the jicople ol the pretty little town of Liberty were actually to be envied. Such a thrill of of joy, sneli rxultant happiness as they re vealed, seldom entered into the course of or dinary human life, and thcjphylosophical look cr on might well have asked whcther.it .was not worth while tu have the Yankees for a short timoin order to enjoy the pleasant sen sation of getting ridtfihcm. However it must be observed thartho delight of tho in habitants was uotably hightenod by the re flection that,sutidry dead Yankees lay stiff aud stark on th green sloops outside the town, that some little vengeance had been taken for the wrongs which Jhey had suffer ed. fc TELE.GRA P H I Q , . ESPGStm -CI" THI FR15S3 AJSSOCUTfOJr.' Entarsd aocoroing to-Act of Ooncr..ns In the year by J. 8. TmtMurn, tu the I'lrrk's OmVaof thIls trtct Court of the ConfederaUi States for the Northern Strict of Georgia. , Vrontht Front. ' Atlama, Jnly 20th. Bynolils Brljpvlo attack ed ihe enornv's lane of rklrniishers last cvening,ncar Peaehtrcs creek and took possess Ion of I heir breaat wovks. He then charged the reserve pieket, sap. ported by Dilworth's corps, and raptured one hun dred and fifty prisoners. The 85th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers lost In killed and wounded ono hundred, while the loss of the 52d Ohio was a Wo Tcry scveie. ; HSi The militia. Front the Jiickmottd Zi")a . The steady and gallant conduc t of tho militia of Virginia, on every occasion in w t.icb their services have been demanded, is ono of tho most noticeable feats res of this contest, and is nn clement r.r , fensiro strength which cannot bo overrated. The militia oir Petersburg, of Richmond, of Lynch burg, of itlie Staunton river, of tho VJW v. fougat Bite veterans, and have actually beaten su paricf nawbers of regular troopiu In but ono bat tie, that In the Valley, have tly btoa defeated, A&Vtit4LS not their fimU. All.'accounU concur . - , kl -. T. . :.. .1 . a Li jlanff form W . u - ridicul.ss in the extreme. Thoy are now a disciplined as well as a heroic body o of men. .When it is neocss;ry to call them in Co thov Bold, and they are commanded by good otSoors, they will prove themselves equal to any troops in the iicrvice. Sswabd'k Skrvilitv. Drouyn Do llluya, tho Emperor Kapiicon'a minister of Foreign Affairs, has issued a circular to tho French Aireul in For eign ports (dated May 4tb) upon tho ubjeet of the Tcccnt Monroe Doctiirto resolution of th Yankee Congress, lie assures them that the vCle is very far from possessing Ihe itnportnnco imputed to it. and that on account of it no 'complications with tho Untied States, in refcrenco t tho French policy " II ! . mi ,. r ... . - iu jiicxieo, win rsuu. u.r. vay ton, -tiio American minister in Parie, road to him (Do L lluv'sl a dis patch from Mr. Seward, imit.cdiatcly after the resolution passed, repudiating all responsibility on tbo part of the Cfbiuot at Washington in the mat ter, and stating that, if sueh a measure wcro to pass both bouses of Congress, while ic would naturally bo a subject for tho serious attention of the cabinet, it could not possibly oblige it to modify its nolicv. or deprive it of iu liberty of action. Mr. Seward sec no reason for adopting in tiio Mexican question any line of conduct other than that which he has followed up to tho jiresvnt time. ItSSrMY'o regret to learn tSat Lidut. Cabell lijookinWdce. sou of Mai. (Jon. llrci kinridp-o. and one of his aids, was wounded on Monday last. - Ho is in Lvnchburir. JtiSy Why arc women's bosom's liko Trigonometry ? Because, iavs Joan Paul. they may bo divided into Plane and Spheri cal. J&rt?" Naomi, the daughter of ESoch. was fivt; hundred and eighty years ydars old when shu was married. Courage, ladies ! liar" Charles V. has said that a man who knew four languages was worth four men. wrapping r.iricit. LOT OF WKAl'PINd IMI'KK for sale at the jy20 HKUfc'L OFFICE. A ixvn:i..oiiH. A pOOD supply of excellent KSVKIiOrrf, tor sale at the ' jy20 ItEP.Kb OFFICE. j,i:TTi:it pa ii-:ic. OOD article for snle low nt lhc i:i;i;i:l office. MEMOItANDDM 1MKKS.. "OOl'ND in leather, an.l neal.lv ru'.od, for sale at the ljj20) It Ell EL OFFICE VOU SAJ,!E. TN west Orifiin, a neat Cottage llnc. contain ing six rooms all necessary out buildings a ricn ganlcn spot in a high i tafc or cultivation. For particulars, apply at the Kxpress office. jy2'J-Ct NOTI C 15 NRIV MUM. TIFE stylo of the firm horefrirc known as ttis inukc & Hall, will hereafter be A.T. Finy A Co. The cash system will hereafter be "inflexibly hd horcd to except upon government work. I tie attention or tjuartcrimvstcrx is rallert to our stockpf llorso Shoc.-i, Horse fhoo IVriils and Nail Rod, of which wo have a Inry-o supply constantly on ham I. A. T. HXSKV4CO.. Griffin, July 4 lm, W II cat: W II HAT!! A NEW horse power and thresher for sale, at a J- very low price. There has beet, mucu wbcal engaged to bo thrashed by this machine, . and nny ono having the force to run it, can m.tko it profita ble. Enquire of J. N. HAltltlS, jyls -lw lrug Store. UNCALLED FOK l'H IKJIIT IN Til 13 EXPRESS OFFICE AT CiRIFFIN. THE following list of freight nt tho Express Of fice in this eitv, is stored at tho risk of the owners. Parties will please call f'-r tho same with out delay, as no further risk will be taken. it. 11. I.OUAN, Agt. A Brown. 1 package: Miss W E Brjwu, 1 puck age; W M Blanton, 1 bundle U W Cook, 1 imck- age; It Crowell, 1 knapsack: Mrs I' Duke, I-box; y II Orcen, 1 sack; J Hudson, be!!; 1 B Holland, bell; J B lUrper, 2 bags and I bbll; W II Hunt, bag: T E Hicks, bundle; L I! Irwin, pnrcel; Mrs F A Marshall, pnrcel; Mrs E Middlcbruoks, 1 box; Dr J R Miller, 1 parcel; Mincln.-ncr, sword scab bard; J V Ownbcry, box; Dr M lllchardson, jiack- ago; C P Redding, care W M Llantou, package; W A Robwson, care J J For:l, box; D M W il bam son; package; M tl Dobbins, 10'J boxes. jyH CONFEDERATE MONEY WANTED. F OR sale, a desirable lot in this city, containing two small refidcnccit ana other ncccjsnry houses an excellent well and garden. Apply to F. M1XCHENER, ' . jjl3tf at tho Brass Foundry. TO COTTON OWNERS. THE "Planter's Warehouso belonging to tiio un dersigned, in the city of tiriffni, has been partially taken for hospital purposes, and ont this aacount, 1 thiuk the owners oi cuuvu oiorcu in iu above named warehouse, bad better tnp it, or move it to soma place whero it would bo mora saic. Tbo proprietor gives ibis notice, lccuuc tho pub lie necessities bavo put it out of his power to tako that care of tho cotton that tho owners might think bo could do.. Ho therefore gives this notice M save him:lf Irom any liability in the premises. As a warehouso mau, I wish to close my warehouse busi ness by the 1st of September next: therefore those having cotton stored in my warehouse, will ploaso come, pay charges and taks or ship it away, ai they may think beat, on or neioru tuo 1st ol nop tenibcr next. jy9 tf IV. A. SCA"DKKTT. SOLDI ERV CLAIMS.' Wo have on hand a lot of blank forms of cer tificates and affidavits for tho collection of the claims of deceased solOien. . l'ricc fifty cents per HhccL Persons at a distance n.-ciling such blanks can procure them by addn:s.ng the Rebel Orricc through the mails. FOUND. k Rl'NDLE which wins to belong lo some one J- at Kingston Hospital. It was foujid near bear Creek. The owner tau hear of it by inquiring of Mrs. Tucker at Bear Creek. jyli iBlBSfi&SSSSfisttMSE! BY PJ7ELIC ACTS orrtin ' and held at th oij d ftteawwtd, ta li EtajS of eember.- A. E. V. Cbap. jaJIL An Aet t (MCcl . astarr lat itnprtisaaMMata " aprorod. Jtreh twentr . sixth, eigbleenhttndired and sltty-thr, and ic repetd -aa m4 ansswdaliorr IbMraof, appraved ;. April twetityrfr?90th, , rlghti bdrd cad . sixty -three. -:-r Th Congnww of tb1TJoaiStdet Stales ofAxaer tea do an act, Tkct In all eeaea ft ere property U impreaatd for th as of tfee arasy or aary, or far other public cao, nnder aaiid sci, tb sua ah all b paid for at the tune of said impressment, antes an appeal shafl be taken - from ttaid valuation as hereinafter provided, sa?eordiBB to th vtioaiion agreed upon befVecn th MrSt, or aaoerUied by loyal and diaintretid citixeoa of the eitv couity, or pariah 4n whiclb tie impreaasMat ty he made, ia th maoner ad MKK&m- to tb rsg ulation provided in th llret, aeoo&sL and third sections of Um above reciiicd a:t, or in th eirhth section thereof, where it it pplieabl. 8ac X. Whenever the oQioer making the Im pressment cff property,- ader tte tct hereby amended, shall believa tjai Usi impreaaewnt U faie and juat, h ahaJl cmlorM isi appreral oon the apprtdsecaent and make psyjaenf aoeorduig ly ; bat if hs shan belient that iT mi ... !CS'ntnaaa,BraW,SM tratmasB4fedarai I . r v" we cotn- I moncrppVn fa, -rinidmoot. of. their d-i.ion -kT, t..1? ment shall bo final, and in the mcuntimn th .!L 4 erty shall be held andappropriated by the officer im proaains the aame, who aliaU give a receipt there tor to the owner, who shall also have the right of appeal, as herein provided. Hac. 3. The said commi ssioners shall hare pow er to summon and examine witnesses to enable them to fl x the vtUue of pirOpcrty impressed, which shall be. a just compensation for the property so impressed, at the time and place of impressment, and when the commissioners shall have fixed the value of property in casea of appeal, they shall furnish the owner and impressing officer with a statement ef such value, which valuation by tbo commissioners shall be within three months from the time of iniprcaHtncnt. . . Ktc. 4. That said commissioners shall be sw$rn, faithfully to discharge all tbair duties under this act, and .the act to which thia ia an amendment: Sec. 5l That the tenth ncction of tt c act to which thia ia an amendment) tie stricken out, and the follawing inserted instead thereof: " No slave, la boring on a farm or plantation exclusively devo ted to the production of grain Cor provisions, shall be taken fcr public use without the consent of tho owner, except in case of urgent necessity, aud upon the order of the general commanding the department in which said farm or plantation ia situated." Sec. 6. That the act amendatory of the above recited act, approved April twenty-seventh, eigh teen hundred and sixty-three, and so much of the first section of said act aa reauires an affidavit to bo made by tbc owner or bis agent, . that aucb property was grown, raised or produced by aaid owuer, 4r held, or has been purchased by him, not for sale or speculation, bat for his own use or consumption, be, and tho same is hereby repealed. tvtc. i. That no impressment -shall be jnade un der this act, or the act to which this is amendato ry , for the use or benefit of contractors with the government. Sec. . Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorise the impressing officer to enter an appeal from any decision of the local appraisers under the seventh section of the act to which thia ia umeudatorj. Approved February 1C, 1864. Chap. XLIV.--An Act to authorize the President to establish additional, military courts. The Congress of the Confederate States of Amer ica do enact. That in additiou to the military courts noV authorized by law, the President be, and he ia hereby authorised to appoint a tuilitarv coutgPto attend any divbuon of cavalry in the field, and also one for each State within a military de partment, whenever, in bis judgmerft, sueh ooarta would promote the public interest ; which courts shaft te orr.(rtwj, m4 l. h ntn-i powers svnd duties, and the member thereof appoiuted as pro vided by law. Approved February 16, 1864. Chap. xlv. An Act to allow commissioned offi cers of tho armv rations, and the privilege of purchasing clothing from the Quartermaster's Department. The Congress of the Confederate States of Amer ica dv enact. That from and after the paanage of this act, all 'commissioned officers of the itrmies, whilst on duty in the field, or in the naval service. whilst afloat, of the Confederate States, shall beH entitled to one ration in kind each, in quantity and quality the same an are now allowed by law to privates, and shall draw and receive the same un der sncb remilationa as may be pre scribed br the Secretary of War. Mtc. v.. i.natau conimissionea o Ulcers or tne ar mies of the Confederato States shall be allowed to purchase clothing and cloth for clothing, from any mtartermaster, at the price which it cost the Gov ernment, all expenses included : Provided, that no Quartermaster snail be. allowed to sell to any offi cer any clnttiing or csotn Tor clothing wpicn tt would be proper to irane to private a, until all pri vates entitiea to receive xne same nnati bare Deen first supplied : Provided, That the officer offering to purchase shall giro his certificate, on honor, tual tne articles are necessary tor nls own person al comfort and -use, tsmi ia no case shall more than one suit per annum Im allowed to be so purchased by any officer: Provided, That no law or army regulation shall hereafter be construed to uUow an officer to purchase or draw from subsistence stores, more than one ration a day, or for leas price man uie cost mereoi, auciuuing i raunporuatoa Sko. s. That do officer under the rank of Briga dier General shall hereafter be entitled to forage, or commutation for forage, for more than one horse, except when on service in the field. Approved tchruary li.ittM. Cnip. xlv" i. An Act to fix tho compensation for the publication in the public gazettes ot the acta of Congress. The Congress of the Confederate States of Amer ica do enact. -That the Attorney General be au thorized to contract for the publication of the acts of Congress in tbe puDiic gazettes, on tne oest terms he can, in no e vent to exceea me orainary mti of tinntinir for nnr ate Deraon. ec. 1. mat tor ouoiiaoine; tne acis o ine intra session of tbe present Congress the Attorney Gen eral is hereby authorized to allow aach compensa tion aa he may determine to be equitable. Sac 3. That tbe acta approved April the six teenth, eighteen hautdred and aixty-thraa. be so construed aa to authorise tbe aelecvon of gazettes temporarily printed in the States other than those townicu tncy ociong, in sni w puu m nv of Congreas. Approvca cbruary 17, iot- Chap. xlvii. An Act to repeal certain portions of MOST A 4mt 1 A f SL Jv 1 J A Jt the act ol iay tne isv, ciguiecn udbuitu sixty -one, relative to prisoners of war. Tho Con irreits e the Confederals State of Amer ica do enact, That so much ofjbe act of Congress, passed May the 21st, eigbtccnJ hundred and strly Iine, aa makes it Uie duty of the Quartermaster ucnefal, under instrucwona iuc wj . Ti,..,nrin.Ani in nrovida for the susKnanee of prisoners of war, is hereby repealed, and bcreaf- ter that that dutvanaiiacvoivc oh wiKwuiiw. General of Subsistence, ana dc aiscnargea oy mm, subject to the provisions oi inc aic rcicrrcu io. Approves rcoruary n( Chap- xlvhi. An Act to am sua ah ki regu . . . a Mm a . a - lating the granting of loriougua ana aiscnargea in- hospitals," approved May first, eighteen huu dred and aixty-thrcc. tha CnnorcKs of the Confederate States af Amer ica do enact, That an act regulating the granting of furlonghs and discharge in hospitals, approved on May first, eighteen hundred and aixty-threc. le, and the same ia nereoy ao aoicnaca, aa vo pro vide that the period of disability therein named. which eatitles aoMiers, sick aoo woaaoea us par n;i.u tn furlnnfftiB. shall ba extended to aixty days or op wards, ia which case, tbe board of ex aminers mar grant inriougns lor aixiy oayiv Approved ebraary 17 Cu tr. xux. An Act to amend an set CBtiuea. An act to organise military -courts to attend the army of tbe Confederate States in tha field, and to define the powora of aaid courts, ap proved October ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty -two. The Conereas of the Confederate States of Amer. ica do enact. That, when two or mora armT corps hi iinWwl in tha name irmr charcea shall be re ferred to aaid courts and their proceedings b sub ject to review by the army commander, as in the tmeral eo u rt a jt t riQT- , A tt, i,l dicJJi ijf.rcl Of Oldl'eaarU thail extsad .tesi pwt'ijeeat4 witi,-iSif- raj'-Mr' tJ WkiHHtt.J brfna- limits a nsmb- T ZZliZ? y gsy-rjia may .batucd .w.il;' frooe an Wtw,. to ifTtst a aocb, thi Heerttary of VVw, feljail stiliilmaialSi-ra' aBd cfrl.r a- n'nh- nm-t . . f asy ot the . amefaej. of tbe Confedsrate SUUa, wnere s intirtary potiri may tro needed ; aai ax ehuM uxxl traiudora of ladlvulaaj member, amil Qsera irom saroM enrrt to another; may bta utd by tb9 8eeVatary U War, on application erf tlparuiM eoBeerndi-lba-enMBt tJ tK -n.. aiaader r eosamandera !t tie army r arnsies to . PrUouW oourta may belong, baring mwm mat vwuuumu o Ken cxcoanga or irsxs!r. Sac. . That the fourth section of thsr mmi at which this ia amendatory be, and tbe same la here by, aa an tend ad aa to, extend the Jutted ietion af w military oowrta to all ofFendera below the gradti oflleutenant-general. N - Appro red February It, 1864. r ' , . ' Cxap. i An Act relating to the appointment of uniTti soa ueuieoMic umtrus, The CoscreMef the Confederate States of Amar. ica do enact. That the Preaideat mar annoint out renereJ ia the provisional army of tbe Confederato States, when, in his discretion, it shall be deemed eeesaarr and proper, for the command, of Um trana-llasBiaaippl military department, by and wim me aence ana conneni es Uie Senate 8ac. t. That tbe President mar. hv and whJi the Bdvi.ee and consent of the Oanite, appoint lientenaiU-generals in the provisional army of tint Conffedefrate Ktates, when, in his diacrtUoB, It . sjBjpsamMHBi mi o vmocrs apnointei ProTifttODS of thi. Art. k,U lUnti.ns t.u IT! " . v ' naa iiuua m aiasyasj irjsj -rank herein provided, so long a they ahall efti- .""'fi. mu ne m command or said aeveral departments, and no longer, but will rt aame UicreaAcr their former rank in in the v 1 w Approved February IT, 1364. Chap, ii. An Act to amend the aixty -fifth Article . The Congress of tb Confederate States of Amei. ica do enact. That the aixty-ftfth article of war o so amended as to read as follows : Article sixty five. Any general office commanding, an army or commanding a force of cavalry not with sad under tho immediate command of the commander of an army, or other officer commanding a sep rate department, may appoint general courts mar tial whenever necessary. Uut no sentence of a court martial shall be carried into execution until afteY tbe whole proceedings shall have been laid . before the officer ordering the same, or the officer commanding the troops for the time being; nei ti er shall any sentence of a general court martial ia time of peace, extending to the loss of life, or the dismission of a commissioned officer, or which ahall, cither in time of peace or war, respect a gen eral ofliccr, be . carried into execution until after tbeVhote proceedings shall .have been transmit ted ts tiio Secretary of War, to be laid before the President of the Confederate States for his confir mation or disapproval and orders in the esse. All other sentences may bo confirmed and executed by tbe officer ordering the court to assemble, or the commanding officer for the time being, as the case msy be. Approved Febiuary 17, 1864. Chap. lii. An Act to authorize the impressment of meat for the use of the army, under certain circumstances. The Congreas of tbe Confcdctmte States of A tntr- -ica do enact. That whenever the President ahall declare that the public exigencies render It neces sary, impressments of meat, for the use of tbe ar my, may be made from any supplies that may sx ist initio country, under the expreaa condition that just compensation shall be afforded to tthe owner of the meat taken or impressed, and subje to the following restrictions and limitations : Sac. 2. The power to direct such impressment' shall be conferred on the Secretary; of War; but he shall not reduce the supplies of any person below one-hif of the quantity usuafly allowed for the . support af himself, his family, and dependants for the yeir. He shall exercise tbe sid power by or. ders directed to the ofiicers or agents he may em- . ploy, who shall have explicit bifctructionKss to tbe tnoiie of its execution, and injunctions that the Sac. 3. That these orders shall direct tthat a no tice atH be given to the owner of the meat need ed, hid bailee or Ather agent, declaring. the quan tity required, tbefirice otfercd, the existence of a necessity, and whether possession is to be taken of the aame immediately, and with whom the rials of the safe-keep mi g is to be, pending the negotiation, and i a what manner the compensation shall be settled, in case the offer ia not accepted service of whch notice shaj be a condition precedent to any iBipreasjfient or seizure by the impressing offi cer. Sec. 4. That upon the service of this notice up on tbe owner of any meat liable to impressment, the owner shall hold the aame subject to the claim of tbe Confederate States, and shall be entitled to just compensation, according to the. provisions of this act;' and if the necessity ia declared by tbe impressing officer to be urgent, he ahall deliver tba poaaetsion to tbe impressing officer upon his de mand, who shall give a receipt therefor, asprovi vided in the sixth section of this act. Sac;. H. That foa the ascertainment of the q uan tity of meat liable to impressment under this act. and si so of juxt compensation fur the ssme, where tbe owner endsjenpressiug otlicss cannot agree, the impntaaing officer shall appoint one loval and dis- interisted citizen of the county, district or parish, in which, the meat impressed 'shall be at the limp of impressment, and the owner of the meat, so ira preased, his agent, or other bailee shsll appoint another, who shall, upon oath, ascertain the euan tity liable to impressment, and the value of the samii at the davte of the notice served upon the party, which oath may be administered by the im- prcstung omcer, ana wuicti ascertainment or tbe Snaatity and value ahall be conclusive evidence icrof ; and if the assessors csnnot agree, they may associate with them a third person, of like qualifications, to make said aHMesamcnt. Sc. 0. That whenever an impressment shall be made, nndeatbia act, it shall bo the duty of the impressing officer to give an official certificate, showing the quantity taken, the company, battal ion, regiment or other command, for whose use it is required, the compensation to be paid, th cir cumstances of necessity Uiat existed, which cer tificate shall be evidence of a claim against the Confederate States, and shall be promptly paid by the disbursing officer of the command for which tho meat was taken, or by tbe chief of the bureau having charge af disbursements for similar objects. ApprovedTebrusry 17, 1864. Cfl-'ir. uv.-A bill to reeal an act to organue bands ot nartisan rsntrers. approved April twen- t r-firrt, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for ether purposes. lite Congress of the Confederate States of Amer ica do enact. That tbe act of Congress aforesaid lw, J a t li m mm Urn. mm pl.J I PMUrJdtfd. Tbut organizations of partisan range re acting aa regular cavalrv at tbe passage of this act, shall be continued in their present organization: Provided, Th ey shall hereafter be considered as regohjir cav alrv and not as partisan rangers. Uc fi. That all tbe bands of partisan ranaera "organized under tbe aaid act, may, as the interests of tbe service atiow, dc uniica w un omcr orgmui xatloos, or be organised into battalions and regi me ots, with the view of bringing -them under the general conditions of the provisional army as to discipline, control and movements nnder such rasrnlstions as tba Secretary ef War mnj pre scribe Sac. 3. The Secrctarjaf War shall be author-. izcid. if be deems proper, for a time, or perma- Kfc(nUy,'to rxcept from tne operation oi tuis act mocft companies ma are serving within the lines of of the enemy, and under such conditions al be may presence. Approved February 17, lt64. Cbap. tv. An Act to authorize the organization of auxiliary bureaus of, the War Depsrtment, west of tbe Mississippi river. : Tbe Congress of tbe Confedcrste States of Amer ica do enact. That nnder tbe direction of tbe President, such bureaus or agencies of the War Upartmcntmay be organized west of thg Missis sippi river aa the public service mav require, which attallbe aaxiliary to the aimilar bureaus of aaid Eiepartmeat established bv law, and shall perform sach dutieii na may be directed by instructions from tbe Secretary of War, or tbe general com- ctaneing iu the irana-uaissippi deparuaeni, c tiagnitJer tbe authority of the War Department. Sac 3. Such ateif officers and clerks msv be aa- ingoed to duty, or appointed by tbe rrenaeni in tbaaa burqpus, as maybe necessary for tho ser vice ; aad nnder authority from the President, the eneral commanding in the trana-Misaissippi de partment may assign such officera to duty, or make appointments therein, subject to the appro valofUie President: Provided. That no clerk em ployed finder this act ahall b alUwed a salary ex ceeding two thousand dollars jier annum, or ba liable to nilitr doty. Approved February 17, IK64.