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1.1 il P'F J' ''i 19 l. 1 1 " NATIONAL REPUBLICAN. - - ...... . ' hMfcM My, ImMji IxntH UY W. J. MIIBTAOM A ) - 1001 M. WIsVTON, tDITOR. ssr The publication oBoe of Ik aTstoaaal FeVMsam U at the eortaeaaw eersvsr of 0 aad Seventh street, second fioor, over W. D. Bnep sereVi store. Intraaoe ota Bevontt street. ThwMUyAprillT.lMS. aw llli IMIn every .-( CLCBl aTOal TIM DAILY RATIONAL HKrUaLICAK lO MH.DUBRI. A PAPER THAT EVERT SOLDIER SHOULD HAVE, We Jura been Induoed to offer our dally pa per to soldiers, wtto shall form dubs, at the following low rates i 1 cop, 4 mootbt tlAO ft oopise, months.... 6.00 10 copies, 4 months 10.00 All over ton copies, at tk rata of ono dollar per copj for (our month. ftf The names most always be accompanied with tbe money. ja-Writs the namea distinctly, and girt the company and the Dumber oi the regiment fm The papers "111 be mailed to one name, or too name will be written separately, IT de sired. CwtddbV Conclusion of the Trip to 11a nuu;" extract from the speech of Mr. Blake, of Ohio; chaplains for the navy; Important military news; miscellaneous matter. THsS BJCAMCIPATIOia BILL. SlUltKU. Yesterds7, the President, baring approved the bill abollshiog slavery in this District, sent the following messsge to both branches of Con gress: Uttmt-citUtni rfOu Senate and ifouss cj Rqvtitnlalixts: Tbe act entitled " An act for the release oi certain persons held to service or labor In the District of Colombia," has this da; been ap proved and signed. I hare never doubted the constitutional au thority of Congress to abolish slavery in this District, and I hare ever desired to sea the NS' tionsl Capital freed irom tbe institution In some satisfactory way. Henoe there has never be en, in mj mind, any question upon the subject, ex cept the one of expediency, arising in view of all the circumstances. If then be matters within and about this act which might hare take a conrso or shape more nthfsctory to my judgment, I do not attempt to specify them. 1 am gratlDed that the two principles of compen sation and colonization are both recognized and practically applied in the act. In the matter of compensation it la provided tnat claims may be presented within ninety days irom the psssage of the act, "but not thereafter," and there is no saving lor mlcors, femes-covert insane, or absent persons. I presume this it an omission by mere oversight, and I recommend that II be supplied by an amendatory or sup plements! act. ABSAHAM Ll.NCOLS. April 16,1602. Ca.AKD THUDS AT, TUB CAPITAU Mr. ElherldM . tW Clock of tbe House, baa returned froaB a jrWt to Kashvlue and other parts of Tumaiili; vldtbjf hie, boms (and family) bos ether place, ns brings an en coursilng report of the stale of feeling among the substantial population of Tennessee. At certain points Nssbrlllo, Memphis and at the owns alcng the great railway lines-there is, andenlsbly, a good deal of disloyal sentiment remaining. This is easily accounted for, these localities having dona a fine, business with the rebel Government, and especially the War De partment of that miu Government. Dnt away from these centres, among the yeomanry of tbe Bute, there is a very general loyal reeling. The common people are sick of the rebellion, add will gladly welcome the old Government and the old Union. We have seen other gentlemen from southern Tennessee, who know very thoroughly the topography of the country, and they assert that loos the bridges across the Tennessee river have been burned, the position of Gen. Mitchell is perfectly safe. Beauregard cannot now send troopa against him, and previous to the late great battle, Beauregard bad called In all hb) troopa from Decatur and very many from Chat tanooga. In Eastern Tennessee the rebels have all they can do to keep the loyal people quiet, and can spare no troopa to attack Mitchell. It Is quite probable that Knoxrllle and East Tennessee will soon be In oar possession. In Nashville and Louisville the universal opinion seems to be, that the disattera or the lint day of the rilieburg battle are escribed to the criminal neglect of somebody to provide against a eurprlse. It was this surprise which cost us so many prisoners and eo much artillery on the first day. KXANCIFATIOS. Tbe President signed the District emancipa tion bill at an early hour yesterday, and the notification was brought to Congress shortly sfter one o'clock. A message was sent to the Senate, nominating the following gentlemen as commissioner! under the act: Daniel R. Good- toe, Samuel R, Vinton, and ex-Mayor BerreU. We trust that the buslnessof transporting slaves from the District to Baltimore will now case. how n rrnoMt! Tbe Maryland Aras Sv.ti yesterdsy morning contained three or four columns of late news from Richmond one or two dsys later than any other newa received honorably and hon estly. The aVeies Sort II notoriously rebel in its sympathies, and in Its republications or the villainous Richmond journals, it answers all the purposes of a genuine secession journal In Bar llmore. According to Its mode oi managing things, it may regularly republish the R'ch mond Enquirer, simply leaving off the name and putting on its own instead. But the question is: how does the Artcs Meet get the Southern papers! Who keeps up this new underground railroad T" Atrat fa-i asislsaty Cauanime evt emii- ft Bx-Beesetarv Oaiamn was. arrests la ajfclphhsin Tuesasy W, on warrant lasted ft tbe aharWs oaaoers, on coaafiaiM or rissvje Batler, ft' alleged Illegal detainer (a Fort 1 feyslte. ', - y v'" 'Jx To-night a hundred citizens, neaaea oy a number of publlo oaeers, visited the realdence of Mr. BuUer and regaled him with Ike solsa of horns, Mdlosaad olher discordant Instru menu. ' Mr.'.Casasron had. made ready to atari for Europe at an early period, and this arrest will materially Interfere with his arrangements. Mr. Wall and friends, of Burlington, N.J. were la Philadelphia all day, welting to casti gate Mr. Cameron for tbe arrest of Mr. Wall laat fall. The e x-Seeretary was guarded by the United Slates marshal, the district attorney, and others. For the present, Mr, Cameron haa declared his Intention not to sail for Russia until theJ case In qucatlon la disposed of. Tbe arrest took him entirely by surprise, and oocaatontd much mortification. BY HAph. Gem. Poster's Balloon RKCostKotsaixc Oa the 11th instant Gen. Porter ascended in a balloon to take a look at the Yorktown rebels. The rope which held the balloon was nine hun dred yards long, and only gave a limited view, but when he reached the end of It, It snapped, and he ascended to an Immense height, giving him a clear flew of the enemy, and a location directly over them. This was not the most agreeable placo to come down, so be ascended a little higher, and struck a counter current, which bore him over the Union camp, when be Immediately descended, unharmed, In good spirits, and pleased with his adventure. A fS- " f.iH.mm-r'mrW'a FKOlf EUROPE! (Arrival tf the mum ,Cula J ?4 - MfimtcU-PmrlUnMt. Halifax, Aprli 16. The steamship Canada, wltbTlverpool advices to tte UTtBTBttant, has arrived nere. ( T ' " ; ' The House of Commons on Friday debated the uesllon relative to the valia of forUBoa- Uods and floating batteries. 'A resolution was adopted providing Tot the suspension of the works at Billhead. It will shortly consider the expediency of empowering tbe Government to'.oac nroney already voted for forts In con structing Iron-sheathed vessels. The continen tal news Is generally unimportant. The latest market had not yet been received. Consols closed on Friday evening from 03 to 93 for money. Dreadstuffs are quiet Flour Js.decllnlng. Provisions quiet. American sroruriUes Arm. 1 1 ' BcBartaeit of thi eM4oii, Woodstock. Vs.. Anril IS. A national sa lute, as ordered in celebration of recent vic tories, was Bred here today at noon by direction of General Banks. Grsat enthusiasm wu man ifested throughout the division. The rebela still continue to fire at our pickets. From Fortress Monro. How tub Rebels Get them Nrwa. A few days ago tbe Hercules captured several sloops and shooners In the vicinity of Smith's Island, in the Chesapeake. Onooeofthem, the Velma, was found a large mail, containing about two hundred letters, in charge oi a captain of the Confederate army. This Vessels had cleared from Baltimore for Poconoke Bound, with a cargo consisting of provisions of various kinds. Instead of being discharged In a Maryland port, she wu taken over to Great Wyoomtco river, and there discharged in Virginia. ' The sloop was returning In ballast for a new cargo, and was captured with the correspondence on board. It appears abe had been engaged In ihts cor respondence for five months. THE jnmRHMJUAC OF Arrival f Ike Frock Mlalster. Col. Col eir I.VC1DKNTB OP TI1IC PITTSBUHU BAT TLK. The Chicago Tribune, of last Monday, baa many details and Incidents oi the great batUe. Our force at Pitlabnrg Landing on the mom leg of the first day U stated at 46,000, which was Increased during that day and the succeed ing night, by arrivals from Crump's Landing, alx miles below, and Savannah, twelve miles below, and of the advance fores of Gen. Butll. Tbe force at Crump's Landing was 18,000 men, under Gen. Wallace. The Fifty-seventh Illinois regiment, Baldwin, lost 163 in killed and wounded. Tbo Fifty-second Illinois regiment, Sweeny, lost 138 In killed and wounded. The steamer Woodford landed 600 prisoners at Cairo April 12. Of the Fifteenth Iowa, Col. Reed, the Lieu. tenaot Colonel and Major were all wounded. A special dispatch of the Trilnuil says of It : " This noble regiment arrived on Haturd.v with 1,015 men. Onlv 407 answered to tbef names after tbe battle. Ihey bad received louir guns at oi. urais, ana leu rieoxuK only two weeks sio. Thev were in I'renlis's divi sion. Nearly all of tbo Fifty-eighth Illinois, uu ido bigotu, ana i weuin, ana rourteeoin Iowa were surrounded and taken miaoners while maintaining their ground and fixating like heroes. "The Eighteenth Wisconsin reached Pitts burg Saturday evening, and marched to the front of Sherman's division. Thev were ex- fiosed on Sunday to the heaviest Ore, returning t with an energy worthy of veterans. This regiment wss entirely raw, end bsd only been paraaea a lew times, bsd been hurried down from Milwaukee right Into the heat of the fight, and many had never loaded a gun until they did it before tbe enemy." The hospital steamer Louisiana arrived at Cairo, April 12, filled with wounded soldiers, of whom 41 were rebel soldiers, taken prisoners. Among these last was a son of Gen. Sam. Hous ton and a son ol Pierre Soule. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, who left the battle ground on Tsursdsy last, estimates our loss In killed at Irom 1,200 to 1,800; wounded, 3,500 to 4,000; missing, 2,500 Tbe rebela lost more In killed than we did, but not so many wounded. About 1,000 unwound cd rebel prisoners were taken and about 1,200 wounded. Up to the lime be left 2,200 rebels bad been burled. Our troops retook on Hon day all the batteries lost on Sunday, and cap tured twelve pieces from the enemy. lie says that the day after the last fight-that la on Tuesday General Beauregard sent a flag of truce, requesting permission to bury his dead, and saying : " Owing to the heavy rein forcements you received Snndsy night and Monday, and the fatigue of my men, I deemed It prudent to retire and not renew the battle." Tbo permlaslou was not granted. The bearer of the flag admitted that General Beauregard received a slight wound In the left arm. rOWELL O.V UOM1SC1T1U.N. If any one were to Jidge Senator Powell by bis late colleague, Breckinridge, he would say that bis very long speech delivered In the Sen ate, yesterday, against confiscation and in de anoe (!) of the Constitution portends his future open treason. That was the way ol Breckin ridge. One day he wu agonizing over tbe Constitution in the Senate the next in arms against IL Mr. Powell admitted that men would call him traitor " because he defended tbo Constitution." No, sir ; that Is not the rea son. His because you and your friends arc alwsys bellowing against every attempt to put down the rebellion, (m! newr sat a word tujaintt j.e n!Won Use'! Nobody doubts the loyally oi Mr. McDougall, though he did attack Socre tary Stanton so severely. Why! Because he votes men and money, and talks sgalnst rebel lion. Who ever heard Powell say anything agslnst the rebellion! Who ever beard Val iandlgbamt These gentlemen are never indig nant at anything Jeff. Davis dees, but are for ever boiling over at Mr. Lincoln's conduct As for tbe argument of Stnator Powell, It did not amount to much. Mr. Wade was right, the day before, when he said that If you bunted deep down luto the hearts of these people who make so muih luss over the conduct of the Government, you will find traitor blood there. ONE TUK.0 AT A TUUl. Tbs House Committal on Elections, in the ease of Bylogton against Vandever, have de clared that a man cannot be member of Con gress and oolonel in the army at the same time. They uy: The committee are, therefore, clearly of the Opinion that, in whatever light Col. Vendeier h mrarded. whether u an officer of the militia of Iowa, actually mustered Into the service of the United States, or u an officer of the army proper of the United States, his position is not only Incompatible with that ef Representative In Congress, but also that his case falls clearly wllD.n ine last clause oi u tun section oi ah. 1 of the Constitution or the United Stales, which provides that no person holding an office nnder i he United States, shall bs a member ol either House (of Congress) during his continu ance in omce. "The loyalty, patriotism, and valor which nramntod tiol. Vandever lo ieave the compara tive ease Ol una xtail auu wso upuu Diiuarji the labors, vexations, hardships, snd dangers of the rrcruiting service, the camp, and the battle-field, Impressed the committee with tho warmest admiration for his character, and ex- Cited in them a strong desire lo find some valid rrMon for reporting in favor of his retaining his seat. This they have been unable to do ; Tnd tbe great Importance of the principles Which govern the case, aa well as the twul ju tidal character imposed, In these investiga tions, upon the committee, forbid them to al low prepossessions or favor to affect tbelr de cision." I It Is supposed that other members of the Hours will be affected by this decision. SnXTlTOIL TEMUTuar or'IamrrwA. Tils proposed Ter ritory, a bill to orgsnlze which wu yesterday Introduced into tbs Senate, is Intended for the colonization of our.Indlan tribes of the Western borders, where every head of a family may have a free homestead of a quarter section ol land, and where no Indian agent or white trader ahall molest or make them afraid. It lies between Kansas and Texas, having the Arkanau and Missouri boundaries for Its eastern line, while Its western boundary Is tbe twenty-sixth meri dian of west longitude, down to tho parallel of 3C 30, thence cut to tho twenty-third meridian, and thence south to tbs Red river, and by Its course to the Arkansas line. .xsaVTho President yesterdsy nomloated to tbo Senate James G BerreU, (ex-Mayor of Washington,) Hon. Samuel F. Vinton, late of Qbio, and Daniel R. Goodloe, formerly of North Carolina, commissioners lo Investigate and de termine tho validity and value of the claims presented under the act for " tbe release of cer tain persons held to service or labor In the District of Columbia." It will be recollected this bill declares, from and alter its passage, "neither slavery nor lovoliintary servitude, swept for crime, whereof the natty shall be Only convicted, sbi-ll hercaller exist In this Dis trict." Ms. BiAKe'tj Hrr.Kcn. We publish on the outside an extract from tbe sbls speech made In tbo llousn by Mr. Blake, cf Ohio, iq fatot or emancipation In this District. The extract which we mike, showa tho Importance of the measure to Ibe growth and prospirltyof Ibis city, and deserves to bs carefully read. RSIISLD ON THE LOWER I'OTOKAU. It Is Said that on Frldsy sfternoon and Saturday tbo United States steamer Jacob Dell diaeovcred rebels, and even two batteries, at Potomac Creek, pear AquIa,ons or them a water battery and the other on a high hill. Tbe Nashville Umom. We receive with Id finite gratification this nobis, out spoken Union paper, published on what was a few months ago rabid secesh soil. Its appropriate and pa triotic motto Is, "For freedom and nationality." The number before us is the second issue of tbe psper, and we are glad to learn that It Is meet ing with that success which II deserves. We bid the paper God speed, and long may It live to add fresh fuel to that patrlolle fire which is now burning so brightly upon tbe hearle of the people of Tennessee. Cattain IIoLUks, The St Louis JhpuUkan, of April 12, baa a report, which we are sorry to say. Is doubtful, that tbe famous Captain Hol llos 'la among the prisoner lakeo at Island Ho. 10. ' ' J'7 "' - The Situation. The public is strained up to the hlghist point of anxious expectancy, by the great military movements which are pend- l At Yorktown, tbe public is only permitted lo know that vut preparations are making both for attack and defence, and that the crisis can not bs long postponed. In the valley of the Mississippi, Com. Foots Is reported to have csptured Fort Pillow, and only one other defensible point remains be tween that and Memphis. The opposing armies at Pittsburg and Corinth are almost In Bight of each other. The railroad communication of the enemy towards the eut has been broken by (ho destruction of bridges only twelve miles from Corinth, and his next retreat must be southward -to New Orleans, or to Columbus, Mississippi, Any day, or any hour, may bring news or aecuiva bouuub. From tbs Nuhvllle (Tenn.) Union. Uctamlng to thttr First Lave. For several dsjs the office of Governor John son in the Cspltol have been thronged with secession men and womm from the city and adjacent country earnestly Interceding for their sons who have been or are now in the rebel army, and expressing the utmost willingness and evi n anxiety to take the oath of allegiance to the good old Government, and faithfully dis charge the duties of law abiding and loyal citizens. Some of these distressed parents, for whom we feel tbe deepest sympathy, say that tbelr sooa were virtually forced Into the rebel service by taunts and menaces, others that their priae lea tnem to volunteer lest tnry should be subjected lo the degradation of a draft, and otocrs irom various mango innuencer, so oarer to oe resuica oy inougutieaa aurenturers, ana ambitious young men. Haov Instances ol tbe most sffectlne nature could be adduced, but we forbear to Intrude upon the sanctity of private grief. God forbid that we should utter one word that would Oause lo bleed afresh these wounds, which a parent's heart only can know, and which so many tamers ana mowers leei tnrougsoul Ten nessee In this hour of our nation's deep affile lion. Tbe Improvement In the state of the publlo mind Is most gratifying, and will be hailed with rapture by every patriotic heart. ine worn or restoration progresses, most cheer ingly, The spell of treason is broken, and I he demon of enchsntment lies powerless at the feet of our country's genius. In addition to Ibe above, Ibe same paper records with great satisfaction that "a large number of natlre Tennesseans, men of intelli gence, character, and Influence," have applied to Governor Johnson for authority lo raise troops for the Union army, und gives assurance that a much larger number ol natives of that State will volunteer In the Union army than ever got Into the rebel army, either by volun teering or the draft. naaac of Truoe, asto . KnaTRKm Ifnhsne Anrtt 15. The weather Iji . i... 1..U.. fc..ti. Jt tu..uttr 1 lk..l . plcre warm and so little wind that the expanse of water between Old Point and Sewall's Point bore scarcely a tipple. On the clearing up of ine log at an early nour ait eyes were cent in the dlreellon of CrancV Island, exnectlnz lo see the Merrlmao with her Iron clad coat rldtog on the waves, nothing, nowever, coma no seen of her, snd she bu not been visible since she moved off to Norfolk on Saturday evening, after lying all day, as it wu supposed, aground off Craney islands The Das ol truce that went un veslerdav brought down a rumor that it was lbs Inten tion oT tbe Htrrimac lo come out to-day and shell Ibe camp at Newport News. This infor mation wu conveyed to one of the men on our boat by a hand on ibe rebel boat, but up lo 5 o'clock this evening It baa not been verified, tnougn it la oigniy promote tnat sucn a pur pose may be entertained. tbs general Deuei nere is tnat tne great de sire of the Commander of tho Mcrrimso is to obtain acoees to the York river, and thus co operate with Geo. Johnston in his efforts lo auvs osoaiten. stcuieiian. r or mis purpose she is endeavoring to draw tbe Monitor up beyond the assistance of ether vessels and make a desperate effort to dispose tit her u a means V getting rid of the main obstruction In her way. AkMVAL Or TtlC rKlM HINUTEH. The French steamer Gasaendl arrived here this moraine from Annaoolis. brloilos M. Mer oer, tbe French Minister. At 9 o'clock ho ww wu saluted by the Osssfcndl, and landed In company with the command) r of that vessel, who worn received at the wharf by a delega tion of the staff oi Gen. Wool, and escorted to the fort. On reaching the fort tbe salute wu rfspoaded to from the water battery. Tbe Minister spent about an hour on shore when he returned to the GMseodl, which immediately got Up steam and proceaed up to Nortollr. She did not stop at Craney Island, but look a pilot from the rtbel flag boat snd went on up the Elizabeth river to the harbor of Norfolk, Some speculation la entertained here In naval circles as to what course the French Minister and Ibe steamer will pursue at Norfolk. Will hn sslute the rebel Ills', snd will the rebel guns raiute ue rrcocn nig I rutn ov TRLTK. i There wu a flag of truce this afternoon from Norfolk, bringing down two ladies to go North. Tbe French steamer wu going np when the rf brl flag came out and look from on board of I.ibi Aaexltns aaeitl IHftn AtAeamiail An 4a rTAlAtlr LP I ss aitusf ewuu, eut. s cwasas via vu aw tiui ' I The flag boat brings no pspers or newr. Tits Merrimao wu not in signt, anu Das ev. d-ntty returned to the Norfolk navy-yard. Tbe naoas on Doara tno nag noat naa sumo tall, but disclosed nothing u to tho movements of the Merrimac. Some of the rebela bantered oir men oa the subject, saying " there wu no use In wutlng coal;" that "she could come loto the Roads whenever she chose to do so ;" that "our vessels were afraid to come from iider tbe guns of the fort to meet her," 4o. raou Toarrow.N. We have no special news from Yorktown. N, othlng hu tranrpln d rxcept some skirmish lag. with but little advaolsge to either tide. The Union and Sinclair guns were each fired lt day to try tbelr range Tbe shot from the farmer fell a short distance off Sewell's Point. A auuivi wm wiuugu, iluui I'unvia. wuicu was current there, that Gen. Buell had been killed. lie Battl of PitUbmrg ' 'HfcLAsiwsM? Pirniiciia, Ta April 9. Captain X 11. Jlclane, AijuUml Oenenif, lh parfmenl of the Mu Isslppi, Bt. Louie: CarrAra:- It becomes rv dot sratn to report another , battle fought, between two great armies, one ooatendlng for the maintenance of tbe best Government ever devised) and the other for "Its "deal WCUofl". Iris pleasant' to record the success of the army contending for the former principles. Oa Sunday morning our pickets were at tacked and driven la by the enemy. Imme diately, the five divisions stationed at this place were drawn, up la line ol battle to meet them. The battle sooa waxed warm on the left and centre, varying' at times to all parts of the line. It wu the most continuous firing of musketry and artillery ever heard on this continent, aod ww kept up until night, when, the enemy hav ing forced the entire line lo fall back nearly half way from their camps to the landing at a late hour In the afternoon, a desperate effort wu made by tbe enemy to turn our left and get possession of the landing, transports. &g. Th's point wu guarded by the gunboats Tyler and Lexington, Captains Owyn and Skirkuen, commanding, with Tour 10 pounder Parrot! guns and a battery of rilled guns , As there. Is a deep and Impassible ravins for artillery or 'cavalry, and very difficult lor Infantry at this point, no troops were stationed nere except the necessary artillerists snd a small Infantry force for there support. Just al this moment tbe advance of Major Gen. Bnell's column, a part of the, Division of Gen. Nelson, arrived, and the two Qenerals named, both being present, aa advanoe was Immediately msae upon tne ironi ot me atiacx, ana. tne enemv were soon driven baok. In this renulse much Is due to the presence of the gunboats Tyler and Lexington and their able comman ders, Captains Gwynn and Shirk, United States navy. During the night the divisions nnder Gen erals Crittenden and MoCook arrived. General Lew. Wallace, at Cramp Landing, six miles below, wu ordered at an early hour in toe morning to noia nisaivision mreaainess lo be moved in any direction to which II might be ordered. Al about eleven o'clock an order wu delivered to move It up to Pittsburg, but owbg to Its being led byaclrcnltous route, did not arrive In time to Uko part In Eunday'a action. During Ibe night all wu qiilel.end feetlog that a great moral advantage would bo gamed by becoming the attacking party, aa advance wu ordered soon ah day dawned, (tnd the re sult wu the gradual refuise bT the enemy at all points of the lino from nine till probably five o'clock In the afternoon, when It became evident that the enemy k ere retreating. Before the close of the action the advsn:e of Gen. J. J. Wood's division arrived in time to lake part in tbe action. My force wu too much fatlgu'd from two daya' hard Oghllog and exposure In tho open air to dreoohlns! rain, durinr the Intervenlna: night, lo pursuo immediately, and the night cioeea in ciouay ana wiin neavy ram, maxtng the roads Impracticable lor artillery. Next mornlnc Gen Sherman, however, fol lowed the. enemy, flndlnp that the main part of the at my had retreated In good order. Hospi tals oi ine enemv s wounaea were louna su along the road u far u the pursuit wu made. eaa Doaies oi tne enemy ana many graves wsre also found. I enclose herewith the report of Gen. Sher man, which will explain more fully the result1 a the DUrsult and tho Hart taken by each sepa rata command. 1 cannot make Special notice In this report, but Will do so more fully wbsn the reports of the Ulvlslou commaqders are Banded In. Gen. Buell, commanding in tho field with a dlatlnot army long under his command, and which did such efficient service cammanded by himself In person on tbo field, will be much belter able to notice those of his command who parttcnlaily distinguished themselves thsn I possibly can. I feel ii a duly, however, lo a gallant, an able officer, Biigadlcr General W. T. Sherman, to make special mention that he not only wu with his command during tho entire of the two days' action, but displayed great judgment snd skill in th 1 rnanacetneni ol his men. Althoush severely Wounded In Ibe hand on the tirst day his place su never vacant. He wu again wounded and had three horses killed uuder him In making this menlloa of a gallant inicer, no dlsparagtmeat la intenaca v outer aivtaton commauuers. The abovo Is received of Gen. Grant's re port up to the hour of going to press. TJ7 I r ', PetWeait' A movement hu been started In Chicago to pen a subscription ihrougDout ino united States for the purpose of procuring a per manent Lomestead la luiaoM lor ttea. sugw. Confirmation of the llattle at Apaciie Pass. 1 KAttSAiCrrr, April U Hon. K. M.Stanton, Secretary of War : The Fort Union mail brings confirmation of the battle of Apache. Pass. Our Ipsa la 150 killed, wounded, aod missing. The enemy acknowledge their loss to be from three to four hundred killed ahd wounded Nlnetv- three rebels were taken prisoners, thirteen of Whom were officers. Our forces csptured and burned sixty-four wagons lsden with provisions and ammunition, killing 200 mules. The Texans attacked our battery fonr limes, the lut time coming within forty feet of our sjuns, but were repulsed with heavy loss. Col. Hlough is encamped at Hernial Springs, forty miles from Fort Union. The Texans fell back to Santa Fe. Col. Canby, with 1,000 regulars and Kit Carson's regime ut, are reported within three day's march of Col. Slough t and Col. Slate is on the Jornlda with reinforcements for the enemy. , i , Commodore Foote Commences, tbo Siege of Fort Pillow I Is Buhoi-WutrruiaBAM an AcouTioxm ! Under the above caption, the Maryland aVsioi Slitd, of yestotday, publishes the following communication: Utters. Hiitore: I send you tho following extract Irom a sermon delivered In SL Luke's churcb. New York. August 21. 1832. bv Rev w. u Whittiognam, tne present uisnop oi Marvlaodi " Against onreUoie beinge, to i, our prttle has made us sin, in withholding that measure which hu been so bountifully dealt to us. it's are free; il is our glory. But the poor black still groans in slavery, no is suae a wins; mer chandise, while we are too proud (fain would I imnnte it to ink source, rauwr man nara- hrartedness and cold-blooded love of gain I) we are too proud to own blm for a man and a brother, riven in nts slavery we aeny mm tne best of boons the treasures of the mind: be cause we dare not give him moral power. O, that bis stgba and tears be not bottled up for witnesses sgalnst us I that hta moral degrade ilon, and, tar worse, the eternal ruin, which mutt loo often be Its fruit, be not required at our hands 1" Tllliri-BKfEr1Ti,.41i1rrit,t "qg.g.".1.0 , m RiaATH;'jh ' Wr EDxOiprni,1862j U for.tWaaThllttaa a alaVerv'Wero submitted by (erai'Senators from citizens of rennsyivama, aassscnusetts, new York, and rrom the women of Delaware and Pennsyl vaaWiii - a -"w ", ... , .. i. - Memorials praying the passage of a general bankrupt law, were submitted Irom o.tltens ol Iowa, Michigan, and New York, and fiom clti awn of PennrrlvsnlarTTOionstrallnr aralnst It ,1 From citizens of Pennavlvanla. nravtns Iks '!-. m -., t ' '- ' F . location oi a nauopai armory ana. tounury at Herrtsburg, In ttatfState; rl rf . ( ' l irom citizens oi lows, praying me aaopuon of sack mist and regalsUons for.tho army and navy u will give freedom to all "persons held to service and labor " under the lare of certain States within the military and naval and de partments or districts occupied or to be occu Sled by the army and navy of the United tales, with a legal compensation to loyal masters. From citizens of Mlohlgan, praying a reduo lion of the proposed tax on manufactured lumber. i , From citizens of New York, In favor ol Mr. Blair's bill for a ship canal, from Like Michigan to the Mississippi river. From a branch 1 1 ih r'otill n-u'lliok, of SL Louis, praying Coogrtss lomako provision for the Floyd acceptances. ( From citizens or New Yoik, remonstrating sgalnst the passage of the tax bill, and praytog ine issue oi Treasury notes ror al leut one nan the amount of our unfunded debt. From clllstns of New York, praying that the tax on spirits may be collected where- tho ar ticle is nrat proaucea. KirusTH or GoxxmxES. Mr. TRUMBULL reported back, from tbe Judiciary Committee, a bill In relation to Uni ted Stales cotlrts In Michigan. Passed. Mr. HENDERSON reported, from the Com mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads, with out amendment, a bill lo authorize the Platte County Railroad Company to carry the ovcr- tana man. Mr. HARLAN, from Ihe Committee on Pub llo Lands, to which wu referred a bill sup plementary to tbe elvil appropriation bill for toe j oar ending juoe ju, leojreportea it nscx without amendment. Mr. TRUMBULL re porlod, rrom the Commit tee on the Judlclery, the Mil for Iho moro con venient enforcement of'tho'laws concerning security to keep Ibe "peace, reported It back wtinout amcnamcnL ' Mr. WILSONofllassachuselts. asked a dis charge for the Committee on Military: Affairs, from further consideration of the bills and pe titions in relation, to It batlonal armory and foundry. , COXFKSSATION 01' tUKATORS. Mr. HARRIS submitted a jjlnt resolution relating to compensation or Senators elected or Appointed to 'fill vacancies. Referred to Ihe Committee on the Judiciary. BILLS INTKOUVUrD. By Mr. rOMEROY : A bill to provide a temporary government fcr the Territory of Lan-nlwa. By Mr. HARLAN J A bill for tho relief of Jainis McAvoy. QEJt. STOSK. Mr. McDOUGALL took the floor upon tbo special order Ibe resolution of loqulry relative to uen. stone; tne penaing question oeingupon the proposed amendment ot Mr. Wilton, of Mas uchuseits, a substitute, requesting the Presl- u.iut to communicate to tne Bnaie any inior mallon relative to the arrest of Gen. Stone not deemed Incompatible with the publlo Interest. lie nroceeaeu in a irenerau uiscuasion oi.iue principles Involved in IhVcatc, and had not concluded, or answered specifically the remarks or Mr; Wade, when Iho hour arrived for tbe special order upon THK UONriHL'aTfON B1LS- Mr. POWELL having Iho door, dcclioed to yield. ,Ue pursued a cooslltutloual Una of argument, quoting legal authorities, and then viewed It u a cruel ana innuman raouure. U.ndlng lo strip women and children or tbelr meaus of subalstsncC) sod to work personal sufferings The sect on referring lo slaves he regarded u r.pposed to the constitutional guaranties respecting slavery in the States. He would much prefer thai Aboil ionists should march up In Ibe weak at once, and pass a gen eral act of croanUpaUoo, laao to accomplish the result by the IzvtlRetjoo M'wrkrbllL The colonization ldawu Isapreelicebleaodlullle, cvidebtly thrown out lo catch a faw' votes ibat could not otherwise be obtained. He said it would be bard to make Seutkera men believe that Interference r)tb slavery wu not intended, when bills had beea pasaed to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, to create a one sided article of war, lo do away the dirqualirl cation of colored men for carrying the mail, ai d a resolution to induce States lo pass olher acts of emancipation. He objected lo clothing the purest man that everjlvcd with the power which this bill cave lo Ihe President, by which the will of. the Executive, rather, than ibe Con slllutlon, becomes Iho law, and 'under which tela body miibt be visited, u wu Parliament by Cromwell, and the French Corps LrglttabJ Sr Napoleon. He concluded by refer, tng to a loyalty to the Constitution, whlcb had In some quarters subjected him lo susplciun. Oa motion of Mr. WiLbON.of Meesachu- setis, the bill wu postponed to Friday, al sl o'clock. ntuae. A menage Wu received from tho President relative to Iho bill abolishing slavery lu the District or Columbia. OEATU OV HON. THOMAS H. CUOI'EB. Mr. WILMOT made brief remaiks upon a House resolution snnounctng me acatn oi nou. Tbomu B. Cooper, and offered the customary rraololluns. ins senate eojournea. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. bill abolishing slavery In the District of Colum bis. It wu rrad and ordered to be printed. COMTSCAtlON BILIA. , Mr. BINGnAM. from the Jndlctarv Commit tee, reported several bills relating lo the con fiscation of the slaves and property ol rebels, ova , upon which no action was taken. Aam ArrsorniATioNS On motion of Mr.MORUILL.or Vermont, the House resolved llselt Into Committee of tbs Whole on Ihe ttste of tbe Union. (Mr. Cox: of Ohio, in the chair,) and took np for consldtri Uon Uonse'blil No. 404. "reported froln the Committee of Ways and Means ,by Mr. Morrill, providing ror me (t-nciency in me iTeasory, or appropriating $30,000,000 for the payment of the two and tbrje year's soldiers; and $100. 000 specifically for ins-Department ?of MlaO.' souri.v 1'' V U l (iif- '. U After cdnMderable'fblrllcd ahd excillnr dls-m pusemniiarUolpatsd III bv Messrs. COVODE.tn or i'nstiyifnia,.vAi.L.rtuiutiiai,rjiunio, BLAIRof. Missouri, and others, the bill wul put upon rUyasargo; and; without amendment, passed. it -a - . I TRE LATE TS0XA8 ft COOTES, M. U.- iMr. JOHNSON, of Fennsvlvanls. announced the death of his colleecne. Hon. Thomas B. Cooper, and delivered aa appropriate onlogy on tho life, character, aod public services of the illustrious accesses. : , Mr. J. offered a resolutlon.whlch wu adonted . providing Ibat ths members wear crape on tbelr left arms fir the spsce of thirty days, and that in lunner nonor to nis memory ton uonse do now sojourn. 4 , Mr. KILLINQER, ol Pennsylrsnla, offeied fitting snd proper rreolallocs, which' were adonted. RlfViiifnl mil tAiinnlriw ,am.,l, it m tttnh laudatory character, concerning tbe deceased. were nsewise maue, uy Messrs. WK1UI1T and ANCONA, or Pennsylvania. Alter which the House adjourned. OFFICIAL. Dsrauraim or lints. ' lrosUnofon, Jan. 25, 1852. The Secretary orstato will hereafter receive members of Congress on business on Saturdays, commencing with Saturday, the first ol next month. , - , , WILLIAM O. SEWARD. Vallandioium. The Wheeling Intelligencer aaya of the Ohio traitor, that "it ia a wonder that this traitor la tolerated on Ihe face of the earth, much more tbst he Is allowed to sit in Congress, ilka Catallue In tbe Roman Senate, plotting all sorts or devilish hindrances and underhanded stabs to the struggle for our na tional existence. It ia a wonder some Charlotte Corday, bereft a brother, has not met blm com ing out or bla bath, u Danton was met. It la a wonder some Orelnl. bereft of a son, bu not waited In tbo crowd fur him. It Is a wonder that some society of Carbonari, bereft of a (ountry, baro not entolled blm. Drains slew a matt for treason in tbe Capitol whose lowest characteriilaoj would ennoble YaUaaoJfasg," The following dispatch has reached Iho Navy Department: Cairo, April 15. The flotilla has been within three quarters of a mile or Tort Pillow, and then, returning, took up a position two miles further up. Tbe rebel gunboats escaped below the fort Ten mortar boats were In position, and bsd opened fire. This Is up to six o'clock lut evening. General Pope's command occupy the Arkan sas tide of the river. Chicago Municipal Election OniCAOO, April 16. The Chicago municipal election hu resulted In tbe triumph of the Democrats by fifteen hundred majority. Thrre Is great Indignation expresssd In cer tain quarters at the appearuncs of the London International Exhibition Building. The ex terior ia admitted to be very ugly, But, on tho ither hand, It Is contend d t'.al, If anything be ood bricks and mortar in their plainest forms ad been attempted with a structure covering upwards1 pi .twenty acres 11 would have COM neyIiW,O0Tliwjaaot'O10M..J-. MH. JOI1H COLLINS. This celebrated Irish comedian will com mence an engagement at the new National Theatre, which will be opened next Monday night. See our advert! log columns. We dip tbe following favorable notices of this distin guished comedian from exchaogas : Un Collins St. Loiu Theatre As we anticipated, tbe house was lllled lut night, the occasion being the first appearance this season of Mr. Collins, theemluent Irish comedian. This gentleman Is greatly admired by tbe lovers of the higher walks ot Irish comedy. He Is cer laln.y a spirited vivacious and finished actor one whose stvls la not marred by the coarseness and vulgarity ao abundant on ihe stsge In this peculiar oiass oi ursmsug art, sou nuieu to refined minds la repulsive. Both u a vocalist and comedian be ata'.ds In tbe first rank. To speak of his admirable acting lut night would b lo repeat the old story ol'prevlous engage meats. We need Only say that bis talents and popularity are undiminished and be should draw out the beauty and fsshloa or the city. Mr. Collins will appear In two pieces this evening the "Irishman In Naples " and " How to Pav lbs rent." In the course of which be will sing seversl of his exquisite songs St. Louis uemocrax. Nitiojul TuaaTxu. The advsnt of Mr. Col (Ins at this institution hu bad a good effect upon the exchequer ol the concern. The bouse on Monday evening wu well filled, and so wu It lut evening. Mr. Collins played In his usual vivacious and eloquent manner, winning frequent applause by Ihe very truthfulness ol bis representations. He appears sgsln thia svenlng in "Tbe Irsh Embassador" and "How to Pay the Rent" two of his best pieces. There Is noue so popular upon the Cincinnati boards as the atoreeald Collins, and we are glad to aee that there la a prospect of a succession of good houses wnittt ue renains. itncinnait vommer. eU - The first branch of the Baltimore City Conn,' CU baa uilopmn n resolution inviting a atspiay pi tbn nallo.iiil fl .g Irom tho liousctoi and ship; .Ittgol IWUimiv, on the lllth it Aprll.ua manifestation, of gcatltiJu fur dellreraoca from lbs danxera which encompassed that city oa lbs 19thOf-Ap.il, 1801. .wtouiJi OViraCIAIa Wu DxTAKnaarr, January 21, 1862. Oitferrct, That tbo War Department wltl bs clossd Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday!, and Fridays against all other business but that which relates tn active military operations in tbe field Saturdays will be devoted to tile business ol Senators and Representatives, Motfttuys to tne Duainess oi ine putittc Eowi M. SrAirtovi jaU-tf Secretary ol Wst. Salt ef Pliree Btillsr ror raise. Imprlsosl. , (From the 1 htladelphla toqulrer of tf'ednctdAy.J A writ from the Superior Court wu strred yesterday afternoon, at the Continental Hotel, by Deputy Jsherlff Ilclmbold, upon Iho Hon. Simon Camiroo, at tbo ault of Mr. Plercq,But ler, or thia clly, for trespass t'l cf ortnfi, assault and biltery, and fatso Imprisonment on the 10th of August last. Mr. Cameron at the tlrai being Secietary of War. Mr. Butler, il wu rumored, was at Ihe time suspected of a correspondence with the rebel States unfavorable to tbe cause of the Union, and during a moment of publlo excitement was arrested by order ol Mr. Cameron without pro cess of law, and without any assigned cause, bis trunks, drawers, wardrobe sod entire spjf menla search! il and private papers taken pos session of .by United States Marshal Mlllwsrd and four assistants. His office wu also examined Ihe books und papers taken, and In one hour irom the arrest, Ur. Butler wu on his way to Now York with tbo marshall and h's four usistants, all armed with revolvers, who conducted him that even ing to Full Lireyclle. A subsequent applica tion on tho part of Mr. Butler's Irlends to the Secretary of War, to ascertain tbe reason of I nts scuou, tnougn in a measure ansnrreo, in duced no satisfactory response. Mr. Butler asserts that nothing was found among his pspers locall in qucatlon hla loyalty to the Government. He does uot wish lo exhibit peraoal HI feel ing to Ur, Cameron, and therefore, In simply isauing a writ, telraloed from an arrest aod the, accompanying neceasiiy on the part of Mr. CatnerpB ol giving security. Mr. Butler wishes merely to test the constitutionality ot his imprisonuwnt. The writ Is returnable on tho 24 day of May next, but the cue may not be tried nntll November. Hla counsel are Mr. George M. Wbarton and Mr. St. George Tucker CaoiphelL Deliver!" or- Lettefh in London. The Lon don City Delivery employs MOO letter carriers, zy mail men wuu norae aua cart, ana ouu suo poslmselera. The city Is divided loto ten dis tricts, and hourly deliveries are made. The nlmust-puuctsallty Is observed In every put of Ihe operatlona, and no removals of em ployees aro mado except for' cause. Tbe sys tem, In Its workings. Is ono ot the most perfect as well u the most slmplq that could bj da vjsed. (Hidil Pau.so.Ni. Our city has felt tbe cursa a prcfi'gale and mercenary clergy, who imd I their Itflueucc to poison the minds or their Hocks with treason. The notorious Graves, itio crazy debauchee Ferguson, and vatlous ill hers used their pnlplls to do the devil's wotk, and well did Ihey servo tber cloven footed mauler. If theso white-cravaled disciples ot Judas were treated according tn tbelr deserts, they would be driven forever fiom the society of i heir fellow men. SKSaXAkT AT ARSIS 1'kO TEH. Mr. CUTLER, of Ohio, offered a resolution authorizing John Gilbert lo act as Sergeant nt Arms during the temporary ansenco oi tne ttergeant-at-Aims. Adopted. CK11TI1ICATE8 OV laoXUTEDSjEUS. Mr. STRATTON, from the Commltteo of Wais and Means, reported back tbe bill amendatory to an act authorizing tbe Secretary of Ihe Treasury to Issue certificates of Indi btecl nees. Passed. O0NSTRUCTIM1 TORTS. Mr. RICE, ol MsasachuMtls. submitted a res olullon requesting the Secretary it' War lo oommunioata to Ibis House whether any chan grs are necessary in the materials or mode ol constructing forts and other defences Adopted. 8IUMI. CORIW. Mr. BLAIR, Irom tbe Commltteo on Military Affairs, reported a bill providing for tho orgau Izitlon of a Signal Corps; to serve during tho presonl war. Passed. , DISOHASUINO CONTRACTORS. Mr. RICE, of Massachusetts, ofiered a jilnt resolution authorizing tbe Secretary ot tbe Navy to discbarge contractors from hlsDepatt ment when they have filled their contracts, with 90 per cent additional. Passed. TELEOKATina DUTATCaKS. Mr. WILSON, from the Judiciary Commtttte, reported a joint resolution enacting toat me Government thall not Interfero In the transmit. ston of telegraphic incsssges, when the sumo will not give aid lo Ihe enemy in Government operations, exoept in esses where, undrr tbe authority or Congress, Government may at soma Ibe control of the lines for the transmis sion ol Its own dispatches. Adopted. UOVEUNXEKT CONTRACT!!. Mr. HICKMAN, of Pennsylvania, offered a rt solution dirsctlng the Judiciary Committee to consider tbe report or the commissioners on the Government contracts at St. Louis, and to re port, by bill or otherwise, to punish frauds and reoover mnns irauauieuuy ooistneaf ,x Adopted. IKt.fctM 1IATTEU. Mr. WALTON reported back Joint resolution requiring tbe Superintendent of the Census to terp rucorda of all adults, males and Ireehold- ir. iti'O' remitted and ordered to bo printed. Hen-it HE ilUIH the l'RUii.r.sr. Mr. Hay, private' secretary, dellrered a roes tagelu writing to tho Hotuti from Ibo President. announcing Us approval nd .signing, pf ,1b. A resolution passed the Wl:ooaifi Assembly on the 8th Instant tendering to the President of Ihe United States an unqualified approval of his course from the day ot bis Inauguration to tbe present time. There wu but one vote against It. BOAIt LI1SJ o-Oaa larga imat room .second floor, suitable fcr gentleman and lady, or mr two gen. LlemtB.nteaaantiv altuaud.wlth ail oi Ultra laml v. at K K. itract, between beooud asd Ihlrdi apii-i i. BOA all WASTa D lly a Umtlcunn anil Wlft. In a nitrate famllv la the ntlrhnorbia-l ut the Trrasarv or falaat Office. Address, staling Is ms, J. 1., at this omce. apt? w THH CtUAKBIt OUSI FROM UKNl'KKVII.l.K, Togatktr with olhtr CUBlOttlllEa yiioil Us. ttaS3AN. wilt be oa Kxbibiuon uadtr lismmtck's, orncr tf Fifteenth street and Pennsylvania ave KncaooTV n uiaru a, iut .lie ndncm gi a vnppiea llllVU DUim.l IIW1M l HU.. Admlttloa 26 est Is. apU-tl alAl&BH UP-Tn following! dMOrihed HOGS two lags hlaok Sows, one large apotted How, lulun Hjw largai two whl'e h,ws, two able tilioatf , aod two spotted tjhoais. Tae owner of own cis are requested io come mrward, prove propetty, Say expsuse. aed lake thsm away. Kaqutrc ol AMKH KAN3H.L, at the Government Cattle Yard, Little a Hill' ssrl-31 GuVaCllMHEiinr stAr.m uv coif iiKUlf ko 1IUHSKS AND MULaCS. I here will be sold at rubUo Auction, en UlUliS DA V, April zllh, at ta C jrrsl, ucar the Ohservato ry,( andIwsnlyialtdtreu,alargalotcifI( its ant Mules, oaadtiuatd si unlit for labile fcrvlw. Termi oath, la tiJVcnun.nl fund. J. f. 11ANA, Canlaln A. O H. IT. H A M AttSIIALL & 1' AUK, Auctioneers aplT-td Wataisaioa, ar-miti, 11. Os-fio di of tii aa uoaiid ov una irn, Waiuioro,Apill i,U0i Iaeom;l ante ath aracentanaoixnent of the city Councils, the M'Orttarv or the Hoard or ifeallh hereby gives pabllo nolloe that hereafter he will be la altsLdauoa at nil ones, la Ihe CITY HALL, rtto 3, ba ement, west wing every day, Irou uto 3 o'elocs, p. in , f jr Iho purpon of rvedvtof and reoordlng" ail complaints regarding violations ol Ui sanitary regulations of Iho city, duly mads by oillzens or auy c-tnoer ur polios ' and that at all uthsr tunes may bt found In ihe olnoft a 'ooro;latni book," la whlju ihosa Interattiad are requested to record all tuon violations, with the vltw to their speadr xsuitnatloa, and snoti redress ts the prsscnl laws afford. O. M, DOVK, U I)', apll SI Secretory lloud of Health. a-illlt AI'lOTlOMlUtlALLliU'lOOUK ticwsta k ol builog ClOihing, ruruianaaf Goods, ? I tusks, Use and Caps, whi.b we are selling at owir intej than as ofht-r stora In the oily, at 8111 tU B. J. 0. IW dsvtutli Ureal, near If.