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EMPOBIA. KANSAS.
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1862. J
Cleveland, tbe desperado whose name has
for bo many months been a terror to the
people of Kansas, has at last met the fate
which was due him long ago. He was kill
ed on Sundaji ' May 1 1 th, at Osawatomie.
We give in another place a detailed account
vt the affair.
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The negro soldiers in Gen. Hunter's De
tarltneut are to be dressed after the Zouave
iaehu n, in red pants and shirts. Who says
the Union troops will have to evacuate Hhe
South when hot weather comes on ? Hun
ter can raise 100,000 men in his department
alone, if he needs them.
Messrs. Mason and Slidell will have the
comfort of reflecting that while they are en
gaged in representing the Southern Confed
eracy abroad, their homes are in possession
of the United States Government. Mason's
residence is near Winchester, and Slidell's
is in New Orleans.
It seems now to be settled that the real
name of Cleveland was Mete ; that he used
to drive stage out of Cleveland, Ohio, and
hence adoDted the name. He was born in
in that vicinity.
"NOW, BY SAINT PAUL, THE WORK
GOES BRAVELY ON!"
Only ten months ago the Rebels fancied
themselves marching on to assured victory.
They had won the battle of Manassas, and
were as vain-glorious as peacocks. To-day
all is changed. All their armies are in full
retreat, and are being hotly pursued into
the heart of their so-called Confederacy.
Their strongholds have fallen one by one.
Their whole sea coast is occupied by Un
ion troops. Their great cities of Norfolk
and New Orleans and Newborn, and Nash
ville are filled with "Yankee hordes."
Their pet diabolism, Slavery, is abolished
in the District of Columbia by act of Con
gress; in South Carolina, Georgia and Flor
ida by martial law, and fast disappearing
in West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and
Missouri, before the rising tide of public
opinion. Large and important portions of
every one of their States, except Texas, are
firmly held by the "Lincoln invaders."
More than a dozen of their best Gener
als have been killed or taken prisoners.
Their Navy annihilated, and their 6toIen
wonder, the Merrimac, has been first beat
en by the detested Yankees, and then blown
up by their own hands.
Their bogus Congress is forced to aban
don Kichmond and "flee into the mountains
of Hepsidam;" their ragged regiments of
conscripts, despairing and mutinous; the
barest necessaries of life at famine prices;
the common luxuries of the higher classes
not to be bad at any price; and King Cot
ton himself sitting like Marius amid the
ruins of Carthage, girded (most scantily)
with sackcloth and the ashes of his ruined,
throne. Thus is the Scripture fulfilled
which saith, that the hopes of the wicked
shall perish.
Meanwhile the loyal North 6carce feels
the burden of the war; her skies are blight
with hope; her garners overflow with plen
ty, and even those who are called to mourn
for the loss of their loved ones, draw com
fort and joy unspeakable from the thought
that their blood will water the tree of Hu
man Liberty into, full and perfect symmetry,
and cement the glorious edifice of the Un
ion so firmly that it shall outlast the Pyra
mids. THE NEW FREE STATES.
The former States .of South Carolina,
Georgia and Florida, which have now by
the proclamation of Gen. Hunter, become
free Territory, comprise 146,268 square
miles, and had in 1850 a free white popu
lation of 842,338, free blacks 12,823, and
of slaves, 805.975; total in 1850, 1,661,
137. The black population now numbers
not far from one million of souls, and all
are made free on the instant by the edict of
Gen. Hunter.
It will be seen that the negroes thus lib-,
erated comprise very nearly if not quite a
majority of all the inhabitants, and they
certainly comprise a very large majority of
the inhabitants of the seaboard counties.
The territory thus dedicated to Freedom
embraces an extent of country greater than
the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Con
necticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware
and Maryland, with the Kingdom of Belgi
um or Holland into the bargain; and if the
population were as dense as it is now in
Massachusetts, it would amount to more
than twenty-tLrce millions. Here, then,
is room and verge enough for all the free
negroes of Christendom, and soil enough
to produce all the cotton needed to keep the
looms and spindles of the world in full op
eration. :
- South Carolina has long been the nurse
and hotbed of tbe treason which has plung
ed the nation in civil war, and which now
is to result in the complete ruin and over
throw of her cherished slave system. She,
with Georgia, resisted the establishment of
the Federal Union and the adoption of the
Constitution, except on condition that the
slave trade should be tolerated for twenty
years, and that lhree-fifth3 of the slaves
should be represented in Congress. ! Flori
da was settled by the Spanish in 1565, and
is therefore almost three hundred years old.
Yet, ehe has to-day far less white inhabi
tants than Kansas, whose history, made up
as it has been of civil war and of famine,
dates back no farther than to the 30th day
of June, 1854 -not quite eight years
Til 1 - . - .
norma was tor more than ntteen years a
member of the Union, having been admit
ted in March, 1845, and has been a constant
and heavy bill of expense to the Govern
men t from the day she was purchased of
Spain in 1819, at the cost of $5,000,000
She had but 349,000 acres of land in cul
tivation, in 1850.
We say, then, let the negroes have her,
with all our hearts. They can't make a
worse use of her than the whites have done,
let them manage ever so poorly. The Un
ion spent nearly a hundred millions of dol
lars in hun tins' the Seminole Indians out of
her swamps and everglades, and we would
far 6ooner that those same Indians, the ne
groes.'or even the alligators, should possess
her than that she should remain a harbor
and refuge for the pestilent traitors who
have raised their accursed hands against the
Union, whose influence they had felt only
through the bounties she had showered up
on them with a lavish hand throughout the
entire period of her existence as a Territo
ry and State.
STAND TO YOUR GUNS !
When the stolen Merrimac had attacked
the Cumberland, and with her iron snout
had laid open the side of the ill-fated frigate,
the gallant tars who manned her, far from
thinking of surrender and safety, thought
only of how they might best manife3 1 their
devotion to their flag and their country's
cause. They fired a full broadside at the
iron monster, and, giving three cheers for
the old cause and the old flag, they went
down to the bottom of the bay and to the
page of . history crowned with immortal
honor. They had done their duty, and they
left the result to the wise disposal of a be
nignant Providence. Their trust wa3 well
founded, and their invulnerable iron-clad
assailant is a thing of the past.
But tbe glorious example of those gallant
men who perished on board the Cumber
land will live forever in the annals of a grate
ful country, and will be told by many a
homely fireside, and be a well-spring of in
spiration and devotion to duty when cen
turies shall have elapsed.
Let the Republicans of Kansas take the
lesson to heart. If they are not ashamed
of their principles, let them stand by. them
and live up to them ! Let no paltry per
sonal issues divide them, and no truck-
and-dicker shysters delude them into a
union with men whose ideas and sympa
thies are antagonistic to their own. Kansas
is the cniid ot Republicanism a brand
plucked from the burning pit to which the
slave propagandists had doomed her, by
the sincrle-hearted heroism and devotion
which the principles of Republicanism in
spired. Let her not fail to be true to her
glorious antecedents. Lei her not blot the
fair record of her past. One man, with the
truth on his side, is a majority. Let him
live by that truth, and, if necessary, die by
it. It will surely triumph.
Our past is full of encouragement and
inspiration the future is full of promise.
Republicans of Kansas, stand bt tour
gunsI
MORTMAIN THE DEAD HAND.
The Freedom-giving proclamation of Gen.
Hunter is the first great application of the
war power of the Government of the United
States as expounded by John Qcincy Ad
ams, on the floor of Congress, in 183G.
South Carolina may, if she pleases, rec
ognize in the blow which crushes her hell-
born treason and her diabolical slave system
at the same time, a stroke from the hand of
that great statesman whom she never ceased
to hate while living or to vilify when dead.
John Quincy Adams died on the 231 day
of February, 1848; but the unanswerable
exposition of the power of the General Gov
ernment to abolish Slavery, utterly, through
out the United States or any part of their
territory, whenever it- should be deemed
necessary (in case of insurrection or inva
sion) by the President of the United States
as Commander-in-Chief, or a General com
manding in the field, is now bearing its first
fruits. Gen. Fremont made a limited and
very judicious use of that power, when he
issued his famous proclamation in Missouri
last fall which the President most unfor
tunately, as we think, revoked and annulled.
Gen. Hunter, knowing of that revocation,
would hardly have ventured upon a meas
ure so important, without explicit instruct
ions from the Cabinet. He is. besides.
generally regarded as a personal friend and
confidant of the President, and is known to
have had authority for enrolling and equip
ping the blacks in his department or at
least a certain number of them for the ser
vice of the Government. We trust the
President is at last convinced that the rose
water treatment will never cure the rebel
lion, and has therefore concluded to go in
for radical remedies which shall reach the
seat of the disease.
Be thai as it may, the deed is donethe
blow has been struck, and it can't be re
called. The President can't re-enslave the
million of men whom Hunter's proclama
tion sets free ! Their freedom la a fact in
law,- and must be so declared in all courts
where the question may arise, and no fugi
tive slave can ever more ba reclaimed to- be
seni DacK to mose oiaies, even it peace
should be made to-morrow. s -
The dead hand of John Quincy Adams
smiles the accursed system from his grave. let
the traitors and tyrants stand trom under !
"Glory I glory ! liaXfclqjah ! ;
Hi soulis marching on !" - ' '
The Taylor Platform.
B. B. Taylor, of '.the Leavenworth In
quirer, seems to have but three planksjn his
platform at present though he endeavors
to lend Jeff. Davis and his sneaking North
ern allies, like Vallandigham fe Co., all the
aid and comfort in his power. The Taylor
piauorm per se seems 10 oe as iollows
using the favorite Bible word of bis party
friends, for the sake of brevity viz. :
1. Damn tbe niggers. -
2. Damn the Abolitionists.
3. Damn the Republicans, and all other
Union men who are really in earnest and
mean what they say. :
From Corinth New Mexico Expedition
Countermanded.
Orders were received at headq carters on
the 16th, that all the troops intended tor the
JNew Mexico Expedition should be sent forth
with to Corinth. A messenger was dis
patched at once for Fort Riley, and arrange
ments have been made for the immediate
transportation of the forces by river and
rail.
Gen. Mitchell goes with his brigade to
Mississippi, but his old regiment, the Sec
ond, is excepted in the order, and a part of
them will proceed to ten Lamed, as escort
for the trains now going out. -Leav. Times.
The Southern Expedition.
The forces going south from this point,
have been assigned by Gen. Blunt to the
command of Gen. Doubleday. It will be
sufficiently strong to occupy and keep in
subjection, the country of the rebel Indians,
and even menace the border of Texas, on
the line of the Red river. The fort? in the
Indian Territory are Gibson, Arbuckle,
Washita and Cobb. Of these, Fort Gib
son was dismantled and abandoned several
years since; Fort Cobb is a new post; and
torts Arbuckle and Washita are tbe old
frontier defences of Texa3 against the Ca-
manches and Kiowa Indians. These forts
are situated as follows:
Fort Gibson is on the Arkansas river. 160
miles s uth of this place, and 60 miles west
of Fort Smith by the Military road, and 80
by the Whisky road; Tahlequa, the Capi
tal of the Cherokee Nation, is near Fort
Gibson. Fort Arlmckle is 140 miles south
west of Gibson; Washita is 60 miles south
of Arbuckle; and Cobb i3 150 miles west of
Arbuckle, in the Wichita Mountains. It
wa3 built for the protection of the Tpias
Indians, who were removed thither in lRfifi
Should Gen. Mitchell's Di vision move
southwest in the direction of Fort Cohh.
he will be able to occupy the whole of North
Western Texas to the Rio Giande. effectu
ally cutting off their communication with
New Mexico and Arizona., We hope, ere'
long, to seethe Texans receiving their share
of punishment for thei r participation in the
reoeinon. ft. acoll nulletin.
Latest from New Orleans.
We have advices from New Orleans up
to Saturday morning. 11 o'clock. Gpn.
Butler had taken the St. Charles Hotel for
his headquarters, and the Evans House, on
Poydras street, had been converted into an
hospital. The Jackson Railroad depot was
taken possession of Saturday morninsr. about
twenty-five minutes past 11 o'clock. Fed
eral pickets had been extended out as far as
the crossing of the Jefferson and Jackson
Railroads. Four gunboats and one trans
port started for Baton Rouge on Saturday
mornina at 9 o'clock. : :
When they had cone some sixteen miles
from New -Orleans, a small boat was sent
ashore, and a section of telegraphic wire,
from post to post, was cut. so that the line
could n t be operated without putting m new
wire. up 10 me ume our inroimant lett,
11 o'clock Saturday morninsr. only seven
full Federal regiments had been landed in
New Orleans. The last train of cars from
Jackson went down to "Kenner's" on Sun
day, and our informant states that it was
understood that no train would hereafter be
permitted to go down urther than"Prairie,"
some twenty miles from' the city.
ah tne prisoners in our forts and on the
gunboats had been paroled. exceDt alone the
commander of the Louisiana, who after the
forts had surrendered, cut loose that boat,
6et her on fire, and let her drift down the
stream to a certain point, where she blew up
and disappeared from mortal vision. For
this act, after the surrender was made he was
sent to New York.
Vast quantities of molasses, sugar and
cotton were destroyed. Only eighty bales
oi cotton could be found in tbe city, and that
Dejongea to an .Englishman, and was not
destroyed. Provisions are represented as
more plentiful, though flour ranges from
325 to 530 per barrel. All the papers in
New Orleans are still published, though a
Federal censor is placed over every office, to
examine all the matter and exclude what
ever may prove inimical to the Federal cause.
None of the editors ; had been arrested.
The proclamation of Gen. Butler was hand
ed in at all the offices and refused. When
the guard came to the True Delta ofSce and
were refused, they halted, took posssesion,
sent for Northern printers, set it up and put
it in the form and worked it off in tbe edi
tion. Memphis Avalanche. May 7.
Affairs at Corinth. -
We understand that the dispatch received
oy uen. Diunt trom tne war Department
assea mat an tne available forces now in
this State be 6ent to Corinth. This is not
understood as countermanding the order for
the Indian Expedition, but only that to New
Mexico. It is possible, however, that ad
ditional regiments may be 6ent from this
State. V. - '
It is s&id that there is much sickness
among our troops at Corinth, and that out
of 120.000 men in Halleck's command
there are only 85,000 effectives. But he
will be speedily reinforced. Conservative.
CLEVELAND KILLED.
Fall Account of hU Arrest and Death His
Character and Previous History.
Lieut. Walker, of the Sixth, recently
made the acquaintance of Cleveland for tbe
purpose of securing his arrest. : He learned
his plans, companions and place of rendez
vou8. ; Last Saturday, the 10th inst., while
he was with Cleveland in Osawatomie, he
sent to his company for a detachment of men
On Sunday morning Sergeant Morris
reached Osawatomie. with ten men. As
soon as they had ascertained the wherea
bouts of - Cleveland they surrounded the
house. Morris knocked at the door and
asked if there was a man there by the name
of Cleveland. The redoubtable Jay hawker
answeied tbe summons in person, lie came
to the door with a navy revolver in each
hand and one strapped about his body.
Morris. I have come here to arrest you.
Cleveland. That's a thing that can't be
done by you or any other man. You're too
short-waisted. I have done a good many
things in my life, but I fear no man nor set
of men.
M.- I have come here to take your body
dead or alive, and I am going to do it.
C I've killed many a man and will do
it again if you attempt to drive me.
M. Probably you've done a great many
things more than I have, but you can't
scare me. I am going to take you.
(7. How many men have you got?
M. I have ten.
C. I can raise more than that at a mo
ment's warning.
M. You needrr't talk about raising men,
for I'm going to have you, dead or alive
C. I don't like to. go with soldiers. Get
a Lieutenant and I'll go with you.
J.ieut. walKer was sent tor and came
down; he was unarmed.
C. I will go with you, Lieutenant, if you
will go round Dy a mend ot mine.
Lieut. Walker consented and mounted his
horse. Cleveland also mounted a horse,
put spurs to him and broke away. The
soldiers were soon on their horses and in
close pursuit of the flying fugitive. Cleve
land dismounted at tne .rotawatomie, a
branch of the Marais des Cygnes, and about
a mile from town. He turned, fired sever
al shots out of a revolver, threw that and
his watch into the stream and sprang-down
the steep bank. As the soldiers began to
close in on him he fired shot after shot from
the two remaining revolvers, but with 6uch
desperation and madness that none of them
took effect.
As he was raising his hand the last time
to fire a private named Johnson pierced him
with a Minie ball, which, entering his per
son under the left shoulder, tore through
his heart and nearly perforated his body.
The arm dropped, the tall form fell and al
most instantly life was extinct.
The soldiers then carried the lifeless form
to Osawatomie and delivered it to the citi
zens, who have since given Cleveland a
burial.
One of Cleveland's men, named Barbour.
was captured at tbe same time and brought
here by Lieut. Harris to be placed under
guard at the Fort.
We believe the first appearance of Cleve
land in Kansas was in May last. No one
seemed to know where he came from, al
though there has always been a rumor thai
he was a convict who had made bis escape
from tbe Jefferson City Penitentiary. He
was usually silent about his early history,
and wisely bo, for when he opened his
mouth on that topic the most inconsistent
statements came from it.
He became popular as a fighting man at
the time when Union men were so heart
lessly driven from their homes in the bor
der counties of Missouri. He espoused
their cause, fought gallantly against their
rebel persecutors, and bis motives were for
a comparatively lone: time unquestioned.
His bravery made Jennison his friend, and
whin tbe First Cavalry was organized Cleve
land became a Captain. j
We first saw him in July. He then
called himself Moore, said be was one of
Montgomery's men, had letters from him,
( these he never produced,) and told many
stories" of flood and field in aH of which he
was the hero.
He was a natural and lawless adventurer,
and Jennison and Anthony, who bad be
friended him most, for sufficient causes, got
him out of their regiment almost as 6oon
as he was mustered in. From that time.
September last, he has been known chiefly
Las a desperado and robber. One of his
hr6t operations was at Kansas City, where
he broke into Northrop & Co.'s Bank and
robbed it of $3,000. A similar attempt
made afterwards at Atchison was a failure.
Once he was arrested by Capt. Geo. F.
Earle, and taken to the Fort by Maj. Cloud.
His connnement, however, was brief. This
was before he became captain. He came
near losing his life last fall, at Geary City,
where he was attacked by a party of Mis-
sounans, had one man killed and several ta
ken prisoners.
During all these months he has led a wild,
strange life. He seems to have made his
principal headquarters at Atchison and El-
wood, boldiers have been constantly look
ing for him, and have twice nearly captured
him, but audacity, bravado and cat-like
stealth have been his preservers till now.
His band bas never been large, and be
often traveled alone.' His skill in disguis
ing his appearance and voice were so great
that even to those who knew him well he
seemed each day a different man. And this
too, although he was more than, six feet in
height, and hadT a form as straight as an
arrow."' Some persons, blessed with more
imagination than brains, believe he led a
charmed life. They called him the "Phan
tom Horseman of the Prairie," and told
strange stories of his prowess and good
fortune. How many men he had killed,
how many horses he bad stolen, how many
houses he had plundered, no one can tell.
There are hundreds of persons all through
the State who sincerely believe that he wad
an honorable man; that be was actuated by
pure motives; that bis courage was genuine,
and that be never molested Union men un
til Union men began to hunt him down.
It is probably true that this war, which,
to a people accustomed to peace, has
brought forth such new - and astounding
traits of character, has not yet produced
6uch another marvel as Cleveland! a man
whose story will be told around the fireside
for an hundred years to come, as one of the
most brutal of villains as oue of the most
romantic heroes. Leav. Conservative.
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
All Slaves in South Carolina, Georgia and
Florida declared forever Free I .
New York, May 16.
Gen. Hunter's proclamation,' alluded to
yesterday, is as follows: '
The three States of Georgia, Florida and
South Carolina, comprising the Military
Department of the South, having declared
themselves no longer under the 'protection
of the United States, it became my military
duty to declare martial law. This was ac
cordingly done on the 25th of April. Slav
ery and martial law in a free country are
altogether incompatible. Persons in Geor
gia, Florida and South Carolina, heretofore
held as slaves, are therefore declared forever
free.
Fugitive Slave Law ia the District of
Colombia.
Washington, Maj 16.
The fugitive slave law is being quietly
enforced in the District to-day, the military
authorities" not interfering with the judi
cial process. There are at least four hun
dred eases pending.
It is eaid some of the negroes, whose
owners or agents from Maryland are here
seeking their recovery, mysteriously disap
peared this morning.
Paragaph No. 2 of General Order No
102, dated November last, having been re
yoked, the officers and men transferred
to
skeleton regiments, under its operation, will
be re-assigned to their original regiments as
fast as vacancies occur.
Slutinous Rebels.
Chicago, May 15
A special to the Times from Cairo, per
steamer Uity of Memphis, from .Pittsburg
landing, says: We learn that on Monday
two rebel regiments from Kentucky and
Tennessee attempted to desert their cause,
and come over en masse to tbe Federal ar
my. lhe enemy held them in check, and a
mutiny ensued. A strong force from our
advance lines was sent over to interfere, and
in a short time returned with about sixty
prisoners, mostly from the ranks of the de
serting regiments.
iney gave a aoietui account ot anairs in
Beauregard's army, gBd confirm the previ
ous statements that the troops from the bor
der States are anxious to return to their
former allegiance.
itie story that the enemy lacks provi
sions is denied by tbe deserters, who say
that there is a plenty ot provisions at
Corinth.
Sensible Rebels.
Louisville, Kr., May 15.
A gentleman, who left Augusta, Ga.,
the 5ih inst., says the property holders of
that ntate are averse to the destruction of
their goods, and that none had been de
stroyed up to the time he left there. No
body favors such destruction, but reckless,
property-less persons, whose designs will
be thwarted by tbe owners of cotton, fec.
From the Mississippi and Arkansas.
Chicago, May 16.
Tbe Memphis Appeal of the 11th says a
dispatch from Natchez reports the Federal
fleets returned down the river to New Or
leans.
The Appeal declares the only terms on
which the South will accept peace is rec
ognition of the independence not only of the
cotton States, but of all the border States
whose people desire an alliance with the
Confederacy.
A dispatch from Little Bock says the
Federal force under Gen. Curtis had com
menced a march upon the Capital of Arkan
sas.
Gen. Steele was marching on the same
place from Pocahontas. The same paper
contains official dispatches from Des Arc,
Arkansas, saying that the Federals had
taken Augusta, Jackson county, and taken
possession of all the cotton in the neigh
borhood.
From Cairo.
- Cairo, May 14.
Special dispatch to the Missouri Demo
crat: Two entire rebel regiments attempted
to desert on Monday last, near Corinth, but
were stopped by their own side, and a gen
eral engagement commenced among the
rebels themselves. Our advance pickets suc
ceeded in capturing about eixty-three of
the rebels.
Sold Again.
Washington, May 13.
The new secession plot, to induce the in
tervention of the powers of Western Europe,
on the ground of an exhaustion of cotton.
which comes to light in this country by the
arrival ot the ,tna, is felicitously met by
the President's proclamation announcing
the opening of New Orleans and other cot
ton ports, on the 1st of June. Thus fails
the second grand conspiracy abroad.
r From Pittsburg Landin?.
Paducah, May 12.
Special to the Chicago Journal: The
steamer City of Alton arrived here yester
day from Pittsburg Landing, having on
board 400 sick and wounded Illinois troops.
Gov. Yates was also on board. The corpse
of Major Appleton, of Polo, Ogle county,
Illinois, was on board. In the death of
Major A. the country has lost a brave and
most estimable citizen.
Flying reports in relation to the army at
Corinth are in constant circulation, but we
can hear of nothing that is considered re
liable. There was' quite a skirmish, that
resulted in the gobbling up of five compa
nies of Michigan cavalry. It was in this
skirmish that Major Appleton waa killed.
Deserters from the Southern army are
daily coming here, delivering themselves
up and voluntarily taking the oath of allegi
ance. Those that come in at this post an
mostly from Graves county, : Ky., 'and
Walker county," Tenn.
An old chap named Anderson Irving,
near Southland, was sent in a day or two
since under guard, charged with harboring
disloyal sentiments. -He -bad taken the
oath, but it appears that bis old black rbl
heart had not uudergone any change. When
asked if he had taken the oath, he replied :
Yes, I took an oath to support the Con
stitution, but never took an oath to support
any G d d--d Abe Lincoln Government."
He eaid he should say what he pleased,
though a baiter was round his neck!
Taken Foity
non,
t Y , i , .BT MoKRo. Hay 1
four O'clock this mornin,. y,
At
was observed in the directiunof CrL f?lt
Wnd. Precisely at 4 o'clock an e,D7
took place which mid. ,exp,os'on
for miles around.
earth
In the midst of the bX0 ;
up in the distant, v.. r5"11
, ioe uisiance ii. .;
bers and ron of 0o,. i , . e ,be fin
ing through the air. No doubt .
tained 1 that the Merrimac had cea-d t
Flasr Officer Goldsborm,K Jl 0ex't-
report ordered two arrn 'lVnS this
Admiral and
uraoroon trt , lU0
Craney Island and ascertain
rumor. '
;Yi u l0ard3
truth of the
Immediately after .
point the Monitor and E. A. Ste
eu up u me same direct on folio wed u T
San Saeinto Susquehanna . MouV
Seminole and Dacotah. In the JL a'
the tugboats were seen coming : 0 TCT
the fort at full speeed and when nea Z
wharf the rad.ant countenance of r S he
Case of the Minnesota. gaTa"
the news they brought was of the n"?Jj?
ed ud in thesam c8"am
xne report was the ear.K
works at Craney Island appeared to be X
doned though the rebel f was still fl.140"
Lieut. Eldridge from theJafe
with an armed crew took down fbe fl J t
run up the stars and strines tu f a
the Island are four or five different t"? U
constructed with the best engineering SSJ
and most admirable workmanship. The
were in excellent condition as were also the
extensive barracks which, had accommoda
ted during the winter over 2,000 men. For
ty heavy guns were mounted in different
parts of the works. Tbe main part of tbe
works commanded the channel of the river
The number of guns mounted was 39, 0f
which two were Parrott's and a number oi
rifled Dahlgrens.
A Fight at Farmington.
The following is just received at head
quarters :
Army of the Mississippi, near Farminc
ton, May 9 To Gen. Halleck : The eremr
20,000 strong drove in our pickets beyond
Farmington aud against the brigade tbe fur-
ther side of the creek in front of mv camn
The brigade held its own five houre. until
finding themselves pressed in front and on
flank, and that I could not sustain them
without crossing the creek with mv whol
force, which contrary to your orders would
have drawn on a ceneral encarrpmpnt 1
withdrew to this Bide in good order. T.
contiuct of the troops was excellent, and tb
withdrawal was made by them very reluc
tantly. The eDemy made a demonstration
to croi-s, but abandoned the movement. Our
loss is considerable, though I cannot yet tell
how great, lhe enemy, being much exer
cised, suffered severely. The enemy's bat
teries were completely disabled, and his in
fantry line driven back several times by my
command eager for an advance.
John I ope, Maj. Gen.
Halleck's Column.
Monterey, Tenn., May 15.
A reconnoitering parly had a skirmish
with rebel pickets on tbe right wing on the
13ib, killing and wounding five, and cap
turing hve. Uur loss was two. lhe party
went within a half mile of the rebel battery
just outside tbe enemy s entrenchments.
Oren. Halleck moves his camp tour miles
from here to-day to the front. An engage
ment will come off next week.
From Corinth.
CAiao, May IS.
Gen. Mitchell has formed a junction w-ih
Gen. Pope's army. When he arrived k
brought 2,000 prisoners, captured in North
ern Alabama, which are new on their iraj
to Cairo.
Our exact loss in the battle of Farming
ton has been finally ascertained viz: killed
and wounded thirty, missing and taken pris
oners, one hundred and fifty.
Deserters trom Corinth say that the First
Alabama, First Louisiana and two Irish reg
iments wete in a state of mutiny during the
late engagement.' ' A General officer was
killed supposed to be Gen.' Bragg.
Losses at Williamsburg and West Point.
v , ; Washington, May 15.
Special to' the New York Times: Gover
nor feprague 6ays our losses at Williamsburg
in killed, wounded and missing, will amount
to about 2,000; that the rebel loss wa not
less. He says the battle at West Point, un
der Gen. Franklin, was much more severe
than reported; that at least 600 of our men
were laken prisoners, the enemy taking ad
vantage of tbe landing of our troojs. The
gunboats came up in good time, and saved
lieneral J rank un from sattenng
disaster,
. Southern Newi. mr
.New Yoek, May 16.
The Herald publishes an article from tie
Charleston Courier admitting the hope!s
ness of theiebel cause, acknowledging thai
the misfortunes which have befallen the rewl
States are not more than their iniquities de
serve. - - - -
Since the departure of Gen. Curtis ar
my from Southwestern Misssouri the rebels
of Northwestern Arkansas have been em
boldened to renew depredations. Recent
letters from Cassville state that an attack
was expected. The Federal force there is not
stated, but tbey had six pieces of artillery
and were confident of their ability todefeiid
tbe place. . It is reported that two thousand
Texans and five hundred Indians were near
Bentonville, Ark., preparing to advance into
Missouri.1 There are also roving bands
along the border committing depredation?
A Colored Brigade.
Naw Yoek, May 10
The Express says a brigade to be ex
posed entirely of colored soldiers, offic,'r(1
by white mea, is now being raised in lD,i
city. The brigade is to consist of ve
inien's. tbe cemmand of whu'h is to D t"r
en to John Creighton. formerly Lieu'enant
Clonel of the' New York Sixth (B'-'V
Wih-oo.) The command of oneotbJ
iments has been tendered to a Captai" o 1
First Zona vex; the command of another P
been tendered to Captain Peier Mi DerrjiO
of Nicaragua notoriety.- It is supposed
main work of the brigade-will be the" ,
g'ing of "entrenchments and frtcLCt '
Recruiting has bee q secretly going oD.'("f.
last three weeks, and the rolls exhib";0
ly .1,000 names. The colored h
pleased with the idea; and as soon
final official orders, come from WasbmS
the brigade will soon be filled up-
Craner Island

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