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WHOLE NO. 9364.
Operations in Front of the
Rebel Works.
Progress of the Scientific Preparations
for the Siege.
Tho Work of General McCIellan and
I the Potomac Army.
K / j
Rebel Ounbonts in the Warrtrielf
Iiiver Shelling the Union Carajp.
The WtuiKhH) to Be Soceored and ttfe Dead \o
Be Embalmed,
k(q fcf M til
Dmpfttch from Major G?nyr* 1 lH'Cleiian,
HKftcqiURiTJta or- tm An'fr <r ms rtmwic, 1
Ag.ri".8?11 A. 11. f
Won. EmrntW. Stun to-., 9aom.tr y of War ?
Vrlhlngof Imorest bus frauspirai during the nigh".
JKo firing oa our right, whoro the work proceeded hdiaturbad.
On Ufie loft tbo enemy fired a good deal, tot
hit do one, nor was the work tntan upuu.
llavajQ.it sent a batvy field battery to s;l?nce n gun
?r two o" the enamy that h ive oton irnp^rtlaeul -tliis
morning, but have hurt no one.
Tha wauthor ha? improved,-end w? ara making go.ul,
prograac. <3?0. 1). Mc<XELLAhi,
lisjcr General Command :ng.
Prepress or tbo Slefle-Biltk Sktemiih
r uil Defeat of a Put ty of Rrbelti
Bkvosh Ymktown. April X; ICflii. ' }
Tb? rebels are apparently just realizing th? fact (hit
General tlcClelian la tnsKai^ extensive preparation* to
pen lh? second sloge of Yorktowb. Up to yesterday the
works of our trcops bavt steadily progrervt-l, direct 1*
?nder tho enemy's eyes, without any response from
their gnne, excepting an occasional shot cent to inform
aa that tbey were still there.
Oar earthworks era r.o- beginning to present oorcry
fwxjldkoie appearance to tho enemy, iuhI all day yfster4?y
and last night they kept up a brisk - Ire
OB them, wlib a view'to draw the men ent. Occasionally
owL -II would come eo?l??o as to make It unpleasant,
when tbey would lay eV?e to the ground until It bad
paeccl over. No one was injured and the work pi of eraod
as though no enemy wtre within rattge.
This morning tho rebels opened wl.h Increased vigor
Her about three hours from their batteries near the. Iver,
but receiving no response they censed.
Yesterday Gen. B'.ocock went out with a portion of his
brigade for tbo purj-oe* of drlvieg the enemy*'rou> a
piece of timber which Stay occupied iu clove proximity
to-our works. Our trow s ndranco'l thro if U ?n open
Held on their hands aac knees uuiil they caim. within
aloaa rouskot range.
Hio tebels, who were secreted behind stumps and
trees, were .nxlous to get our men ej their feet aud to
? aoe-wnpltsh thu the Obptetn In commend of the enemy
sbuu ?d at the height of.cle voice o charge biyo .eta,
suppcting that onr tVlohtrned treips would- icatantly
|uaep to thoii feet aud rue., but tt??y were mia.'akun io
tbo mm. Tho command-be inp given the seeond rimo the
rebels arooe, when our troops poured h>to thv.r.. we'l di
reeled Ire, can*lng them to retreat, I iviug the.r ieudnnd
wuuadid to be cared fcr allervards. During the
ekirmoh a new battery, ythich the relic's had erected
duriig Guuday night, mi l Mch int?rl'ci>d with a workteg
pwty of our nm, vreswoeat electa ally silenced, and
the goB.i dismantled.
tm wr.itDT is more raent.ioie lor military operation*.
The ttneu in drawing r.ose wtto tho Commanding flsneral
will-c_ rami neo the ti??k of reducing the enemy's
work <MU?! to im;e l? the aduanee of tlio I'nioa troop*.
All are suagnino as to tbo rat-It,aa? the troop* ore eager
to ho led Tcrwerd.
Ow Kprrlnl Army CoKttpouilcjice.
Casr is Fro.nt oi Vvjrnicws, April 26,1R62.
Jott throe weeka have ekr.wed, to-day rtace the ad
eaace-l brigade* of our grand > oiotr.ac Army earn* Wore
to th* cuter lino of fortiflratw^e which tho enemy Lr
trected lor too defence of bin ytciiion here #t Yort'ewn
During thic poriod as lmn>cn?e awumntof work ha. been
performed by ihote attached to c-wery i couch of service
In our army. The plane of our geeiernls and > gineer** re
being not Into rpi dv ere utlm by the-w.lllbg heart* aid
wrong arms ofjur nob e volunteers.
L Ouraoidiera eoan to folly reu!l?.e the fret thai many
A aalllion ryes, from ex t'y clrlli/ed spot nc tlai I \\Ui -itc
oontinont, and even fM the i ew'e.t tllW of *.L?
J earth, are looking wlU the Intoaaest later*. I toward* tills
pettcsula to-day. Are they not also equally *:ire tr the
| mprasslvo tn.th that-iumy million hen it are throbbing
. fast with oiger axpaclea-. y sod altercate b..poe ai d:?a. f>.
| ,?shite the mind m alriest.enilrely absorbed with the crnlomplstlon
of personal and national lut- rente involved in
the approaehk.g siege* In many instance* similar
thniights and feshvge Burst bo entertained snd fSJl on
either side. The rea?ot> ,*e obrkx-s. Wuh.a a < Irdo of
erh. h the York ilv*? fora* the circutn'eraoee lice on
She one side and tbs Raines r.ver >n the other there aie
marttalled two mighty oppoc.vg ermlcs. The G woi ?f
ho armies or the eoiiteudlog rectlor* are here brought
flMlA fir# llriwA ntaa m iHMMr t '*? ?. ??s a
par wiul they be i lav a to bs tlM right, and some of tho
h'-el la #jth> r goctloa wlU undoubtedly booiled.
i Roth,partios appear to ran is# what tho whole c? mtry
ohm appreciates, that unlesi-cirtUDirUncas shall chains
(U ilurACt' r of tho opern'.ouo ILara unit uoou bo
go .gtk o'i thin Already historic group4 out of tho moot
dooperote and decisive bi.Ulst of modem times. Each
army, almost within musket rat^g of -tho othor, Is rrik
pig wUat it boliavca to bo adequate preparations t'oi the
coming contest. Whan General KtOlellau commanded
this Array of tho Potomac in froot of Washington, nud
Generals Jobnuton tnd Renuregerd the robaig at CtBlreorillo
and Ma ." it. It was untvorutlly exyscted that
whori those antaf riatic force* cam* in ovrttact with each
other In Virginia tho greatest engagement or the whole
cunpin r-'uld follow. That anticipated battle a' Manas,
aa did not take pUce, however. Tint nbw .iwuypf tho
name troop#, in get eral terms tl might lie
arid tha unit am:?, occupy menacing positions
c? Virginia ao't, at tt>e gateway on tha peninsula,
between tho two r<%ai rivurs?the gateway throng,
which the l'ul<iu ariu> expects to ma.-rh In triumph U
It'll tfaia la tho point at which tho enemy ban ''etermtaod
to make a atnbbora stand and dispute tho passage
Always aeting on the defcaelm?except in the attack on
fort Sumter, Somerset and Pitdeburg?It baa beau tho
peculiar proruicc of the enemy'^o tnrtify. He hag at
ways shown much military skill Id the selection of peal
liana f..r ilafai.rao Taintraailla atui Manaa aa ???r
aplendid situations, or, to couOr.s tbsta'.statements to
my observations on tbls pstilnsula. tbs works stPig
Haiti*), though hjr no meant formidable m tMaraeelvo*,
wsrs strong by rtaoonof tbslr admirable acsituft. So it
u Willi the works at Reward's Bridge, wlMeh wd,found
dassrud when ws marched on the road to YorJttown, 3j
tt waa at (?e's Mill, on the Warwlok riser, wbefa
tbetireea Mountain boys distinguish'il tbemssie'es by
Ibelr gsllsnt conduct on the 16th Inst. Rugged ground,
rarities, swamps, marshes?these ars always foutJtl
about the enemy's defensive positions. They are pre.
eminently r.harscteristlo or tbs spots h? baa ctaoaen for 1
bis fsrtincstlona In this vltinlty. Wherever nature had '
at made a plsea particularly rssorahla (or defence, ac |
cording to hi* Men, be has had the aid of. art Ileuce I
lowlands bar* b> en flooded, natural sr^amps rendered i:
mora impsssah'.a, artificial swamps improvised, and a
other barriers to an advancing forceXoostructed. t
According to all accounts, the impediments which our
Union soldiers hare confronted aQy ?tber points?the
West included?have been few/and ?nght in comparison
with the Immense fnrllP At,,ins which frown down
upon us bore in front of, Yorkt'wn. u?fore ws catne
hero, I apprehend the ^ were very few on our aide
who itnagiued that t'yg works which the enemy had (
erected were either x) r.ira?ri?e or so formidable as ws
found them , while w.ifeiu the last three weeks thay have j
been greatly s<rsrA_th?ned. [lesidrs the connected fortl- .
fioation, with i'* salient 'srigles, and mnouutlug many
heavy columb Ads, which rarr ends the anctcnt town itseir,and
bes/tes (be water hAtteriea for sweeping the
river, whic a are erected-jn Una elds at Yorklown and on
tho other r/'.e e'Cloucwter, there hi an outer chain of
earth*. /i,s, which we car. bog, stretcher acr<iss th' an
'tre pe /.V,?ula. There aro inner tinee of fortifications,
also tt thai when drrested at on* point he can fall hack
to " #'? her. The ou'iny underetandr tho character of the
for#ltv. has csassnts-1 tusticounUr. Tho csution, skill and
' *??gy of otr Ohnrminding Os'te.al, and the tnaguiiicenl
waMcrial r id complete eiiuipmoutre' our army, baveccuvl
.cod or r Southern adversary that all his ell'orts will ha
ucoesfta-y to ho!4 tho posit itst be lias choRen, be it .
/oriiSeti strong.y as it way. Ttrrrel'oio, nine# tho Union
army cnlpoe d una, ho uas been bending all his
energies tovs idor his fortifications still rnoio impreguu.
hie. Tho ww ids of rebel roldiers. hud thousands of negro
bavr- been working night and <lay. From bofcrc
hot rif ? HiPilter aunsot we cr.n sec thorn, busy as bees*
Working like beavers, aud when tbo darkness rennets
them tnv-'.l>lo we caa nedr thorn. Wo can scs tteir
tflicerft r! J in g Id the works on? wound them, superintending
the labor iu .1 -giving uddiilonal Instructions*
App^rertly tliev moke little eiioi 1 to conceal their opera
W ua; hundreds of ibose ialorera may be observed, wiih
the necessary implement', itt vrgtkf nitig this redoubt,
it Sending thui rifle tut , connect it tb"*? separate works,
orhrwi-iitg yonder tiarajjet. Sentinels strirl tmamMown
uKtfet embankments. T itb that confidence which an
intrenched 11 sittoo at-' irally furntehes, these of the
wb-m wo can see conduct themselves with the
ffrer.tcsi nonchalance But behind, where our eyes c*uroach
them, from wbat Information we haverero.I,
It 1h in an trot*.?hai thoy ore io a state of no little
trepidation. They dread e\en tbo ua,n? or iho Potomac
J rmy. They aronot 3" eafe alter all, wren behind their
*>rmidabie fortlH-aiioi a. Jbey ?ro undoubtedly coil
^.trusting masked batteries, which will open at unex
^l.ectcd m-'incnts; wsd inner works, whieb, to some extent,
will command Wv? *< outer chain of deforces.
I Kxcept the prrliminury contest on the day of
"our arrival., the' engagement at loo's liill ou the
lt^h met , and the briiliaut vuul suvesgiul little
cJ large of wane r,f out Massachusetts boyu ou a rebel red
(mot at day iigmt thin morning?the particulars of which
1 fliave alrvaJ-y forwarded?we have uoue little iu the ac
"AjuI lighting Mt d further than te keep our sharpshooter. i
011 the logout for imprudent root's, and our artillerists
In practice bye&ndine en occasional shell at the enemy's
Storking partoss. We ha, ? done an immense amount of
preparatory-or rk. however. This ia a rlege in the con(
duct of tebluli much scientific ck?'l Is needed. The onemy
know: the', the only way to curve st'ully assault him
, is by meausof ' -gu'.ar approachec. I'? knows we are a.
-work eomewkvo, and huoco rokei Bitot and shell come
over litre q to often. At attrmst every hour day
and nigbt-reports of cannon aad of hur ting shells
are board,twitta now ttud then the sharj. (rack of u
riflo in thf hau ls of some Htrrpsh otcr. Soi etinirs
they cease>1'.-cm the enemy'* ?. natvjf.noi tbcyge
from ottrs. 'It Is said that tkar? ,s cnsidec: We ontt i#
pressure?He work of ih* aboik.aiiists?sra. . i <;. ner:U
McCiellan.'One thing is cort-u..-- lii<- area* is Tor him '
Those Tihers lives ore mlrecttl to his car have the
fullest conti I 'ticj iu him. Ai.i in the prose it Instance
no one who - an e a and understand his opus.. lions hero
on the peninsula can question i.Is ability er 1 energy.
Notwitbew.idlrg unfavorable .wet. her for mi lilt ry move
ments,noiv thst.tnding a series ef disadvantage which
It Is not necissary to enumeraf o, our commute ng gene
rai and Lis devoted army have , erfertr* an immense
amount ) f tabor ueces< ary to on. su-cess in Ui< fast ap.
prcachbi(pe>ge. If the publio, villi n ^ingleuiyc and a
generous heart, could only fully inderstuud and. appreciate
our "situation," Ihoy a too, .nth urea, old would
place itnnli it confidence iu i.Un. and hat lu.' an en
courugiugsi.nl speed.
One of the most beautiful end touching ths..,y con.
nected wrtk our army movementu is tha prepigrtttous
being mart* hy some of tho Ftkiefl for the truuepur'-ition
liomr ro the :r fr end - of the bndie; of those who si. 11 be
k ilod, surd tho tender cure of those who eha'l be
wounded. .'i'ho Med? al Director of the Army o the Futo'
inkc has made arrangements fo.'.ue fitting up of ?e.e.nl
temnboatAXer sending as soon an possible after ana:', ion
the wounded to hospitals at Fort Mouioe, AJe\tuui:id.
Washington, Georgetown, Philadsh h..t, New Yosk.aad
perhaps to ..*.lb.u<y. These buaie will be furnh'.td
wiib everything necersary foe j.je caro an<i cornfort
of the wounded. Accord^ ? to tho arrange
mentk made by the Secretary . ot War and the
Ocverncre of New York, Pennsylvania and Mansach
otu, tie medical stiffs oa those steamerr.
wiii bu com, uw. of ?ki!fui medical go' tie men from tliw.e,
respective Sl.?t?.: who hare vohrulet'e'l 'heir service*,
so that the limited number of a-mj-cju allowed bj law
to each of onr vt'.un'eer regiments will not he d'mm.th
td u> sup; 1/ thoss hospital ships. Thol unitary Comma
alo:i are makl"g rwpavaliena for U.c-care of tho killed '
and wounded, no', a one from New York but ' ho.- froai
other Siiitrs. Ut* will hive the splendid ale umbo*!
Kim City. Maaraobuaett '??- alraady bar. lix rurg':o-i??.
Pr.?. f'ebct, V v*, llmlv.xU, Orny, Homuur. .md Itodgoa?
? liu kill b> ..uapJirg to U>v *.>mg<i?i aoldiera from
ili* '>ld Bojr R rta. 1') * ! ?' islatare of Pannnf Ivanit bar lug
authorised km Governor ? make eric ur* arr?u4>
l.cti" for bringing ?" be own roil fcr (ruatmaut
a utidad Pennsylvania irooj*, ant! the uair.r* rta
Vlon of the dead ,t s burial .it thai; former
bastes, the eiecut'ou of the miliar w? an
(runted lo Pr. Sm/h , the Surgeon General of tlte Stale,
lie r?eut to Wiuchtaier took linjne fifty of the
xonrt wounded in the iCightf iourlb and One fundi eo
and T-nth Pcm.pjrSr-n.i r* intents engaged in Lb* battle
r?.i w.t place, and ton d?a 1 bodies, which wue emb.iiutjj.,
and'out to ibo friend* of the deceased St.
M *?pb ? Hospital, in Philadelyl . baa be*n tii.ed up for
tbn a r . , m- iiation of throo hundred paten's. Accommodation*
b v llki wise been provided near lauicaatr.r,
At Criiier'a <?i-e, naar rhcatar, and at Harr burg, fur
about sera* .hundred mora. The stenmcr Wlii'.'mi, now
at id. re .cum. s landing, on thorlure of the peninsula,
h.oj barn prepared vritlt all ilia ner?ea?ry arrangements,
iiul iding a large supply of ruodhal aio/e-t, far tba n eap
tioo of about thraa hmi' -id wot udtd, who c. u ba
hroight fror.i the fluid in .irnbul-.net.*. Ac. mpnnylug
this ship ia L>r. frolic. hlm.eL', and war twenty
otltar r'irgeenfi,ftlaieT* of ( barity and tnt'Vr nurser. I
rdylit na wall appand ibo nam>~t or lliose voUMsar physicians.
They ara l?ra. Gilbert, Morris, Mkm)8g*r,T*?r!f,
Mi Bride, Thomap, Guth. Campbell, Bishop, Hod pa, Nab.
biegir, Moore, Appleiate. Kljrnn, U.d-oy and IVh. All
he bodice of reunaylvauia'a anna who ahull be killed?
mat is,all thai can ha racognlcad-?will ba wiabaiined
and (ant liome, for burial by tbtlr frianda. Tba remains
of Lieutenant Wr.gner liava been embelmod wd lorwhi
dad to Philadelphia.
S i
I And toe nomea or ttnae noble rellow*
rhAll be pre creed ?r*?^y decay, will the I
Memory of their patriotic r?r*iew? be t'iubaiiue<l in I
i,\e annate of Hi# Rule nod of the na? on. 1
lull'ion* Imre l>een git nn to the nnrgeoce of a.I tho
piwrnaylvi'ila regiment* to vrnl tho wounded ot York
town a* ape'dily oe potaibie to tbo receiving ?h:p, aad.
to let tboso wfto temporarily Imry tbo dead |rtn lurid#
the clothing of ??rb a piece 01 paper rtating hi* name,
cnfO)>aap a.'k regiment, a# well *a hn place or reeldorioe.
lbe magnificent arenmer Con modore, which ha* been
cued an the headquarter* wMe on the water of Central
MoClellan and bin ?ta(| oilier re. baa h#eo placet under the
thargo of ?ev#ral of thoao rennaylvaoia ph/aiclana, aa a
general reception hospital fur tbora frnru every ether
State who rhnll be wounded in tbo approaching battle, 1
ft it being titled up with c rery comfort an I convenience. 1
IgltiJ tboioarraiigeir.eti'g, ami other pi . paratKina which )
ere befc? I#"!* ??<H<fcrai>? *>U?ta en the peploeels by J
irigade and regimental surgoous for the immediate drees
ugof wouude, al: that humanity can do will be done to
uccor those who may fall is their practical devotion to
heir country and their flag.
Camp VCnrmaD scon, \
ItBrona Yorktown, April 27, ISoZ J
FV M'tatArr? Qu\tt of tho Rtbtlo?A Xoffro S.'i?rp.
tk?o'*r?A Florida Corporal Dotirt* J. oui lit Rett I
Ranks?Who Bo h, tfc.
Since Friday a disagreeable northeast elorm has prerailed,
and we have the usual amount of bad roads aul
uud an a consequence; but our brave soldiers have long
go learned to disregard such trltles, and go steadily on
in the discharge of their duties, unmindful of the
Since the attack upon and capture of the rebel redoubt
yeeterday morning by the gallant Massachusetts boye,
the enemy have remained very qnlot In tbelr baiter ire,
bat teewt particularly spiteful in t>*!r attemp'r at pfeket
(hooting. It must have been extremely aggravating to
the rebels to see their redoubt formed by a less number
than there was In it at the time, end that, too. In the I
fare of a fort within so ?hort * range that a company of
rbosl spectators were driven from the ramparts by the
?s!l directed tiro of a company of skirmishers.
l'rivato Kingsbury, yesl-*r<tay reported mortally
wouuded, died last night. With on# exception the rest of
the .rounded will probably be able 'u resume their duties
m a short time. '1 bore are among the rebnl sharp hootors
a large number of t. gm-s. who snow a gocd
d-sl oi ability in the use of *he rule?In fa''t, our
pickets declare that the he-1 shot among
iheoi >a a slalwortb dorkev, who climbs up
inside tiro chimney of a recently burnt house,
and,knocking out* brick fora porthole, site |iercbod in
side watching his chance for a shot at our people. Oe-sharpshooter*
watch hi<n very closo'y, so closely. 'a
'vet, that h? i am been unable to reach his don, an., is tl is
morning t'esierici'in behind mi apple tree, where ho a ill
probably ho kepi from doing any harm to day. '
This morning a corporal of tho First Klorlda w;imen
cine in ad ga-o himself up toour pickets, l'u iu
an Irish ma n, named Ward, from Mew Jersey, and was I
employed en the const survey steamer Stoienu at the
timet he rebellion Wruke out, when he was fore d into
ihc rebel ser rito. On Saturday morning he posted bw
guard in regular order, and then made hie escupu from
their iir.es Ho -wan compelled t'< socreto hin. It for
twenty ; ;ur hoirri in a .small hole between tho v-.-s, o*.
ing to the fire oi our pickets and sharpshooters.
lie "tetcs ths*. a Inrgo number of rebel s.iidierr. are
ready to coine or of to our lit Ca but for fear of our *ii*r|>
uiu 'loath ti i was Hout immediately to keudnun-ters.
Camf Wisnuji P.i'Tt, April ??>, l?62.
1>m Rrt'b A^-rin IJjm Hvft-^%* Df.i.
Anxmg the Storming Party?JWen'r Thtyxirory n?.w
7V / 'tiKfrl Ceremony?J iVtirroic Stoape?Anvthcr Dti
Her fron. Ik' he>J Kanki-rAnoiker Prtutd Man, iff.
Ai tor cli?!cg iny letter of yesterday, nod paying the
cotuplimdnt 1 did to the rebels for tliclr quietness during
the morning, tho rascals spoiled U ail by opening a heavy
lire of artillery, but upon .vbora or what it was diiUcuii
to determine. Their rhot and shells full In til directions,
vrithoui brrm to any one.
The bod es <>f the three men trilled uu the storming
party of Saturday wore interred yosterduy, In a vault
which their comrade* had prepared. It is located on the
riopecf a 5teei> hill, bountifully ehidnd fey huge oaks,
with a)i uuder growth of lanrol. The bervioen wero conducted
by the chaplain, Itev. Mr. Cud worth, who de.
lirered ?r. impressive address to tho men, a'hiding
touchlugiy to tho fact ihat the men foil on tho ground
upon which their fathers utoed, and r tho in,mortal
Wart. if"u, nca- ly a century ago, lighting lor iho ?aine
glot,uub ctu.se? iko perj motion of tko American repubUu.
At auotker point a rebel cauiHtf. hooraod out. " 'lliore,"
ojciaiwj the chaplain, ' there are tho raiua do Hani
tone* which have been beiche ! furlli from tho l.alig ?r
t' utgresu tor a generation paat, only-ike tones are a litilo
hen,or exd the missiles a little liardcr. It lays treason,
K'.ari hy ami despotism us plainly us if spoken hy tho
detxMei. ioBti*aiors of ili.s uienunhoh rebel lion.'
I'bo man listened with attentive interest, and as they
ieft ttoe?fccetio each man looked determined to do his
wh'-'r ! ,(iy in tl.u task of extiognUkiiig tho rebellion.
V- ? .lgv'u have a g.iwifoof auustune this muriiiu ,
wk. h it is h-.pod may continue for at lev! a few d:.y?.
Private .! seph W. Spoouor.in tin- sir rmish of Saturday
mora..' , was shot through tho hoo',.uid ogrin received
a tall which struck his breastplate. wbaro it
. route. <! It was n limit rlfio ball. SpootuR was
knocked ?h in by the blow, but imurtxLatoly rooovirad
and joined lis comrades in the redoubt, ,11a v.aa with
lu ti'eut^ yard-of tl-e am part when he receive' Uia
.taot\r*.d?'ort< r came wlttun cur liuec this morning,
lie Is quite v. youth, unit v as umember if (ompraiy C,
Ninth Ahktarti:! r?> tmeut. I! is i uc 01 M.; uumi'ti' wbu
have been ro<. ntly dratted ftot i that State, It* iia?i?g
been just uvn we?kft in (lit) .- r\ i ?. When bo waskiitiit
relnoUutiy loipt cased :ut*- (be robel eerslco hi* mother
Ul ! him tlwt fho r> ild get an opportunity bo l ed alter
desertani ;>trlve I" o.igago in some bouef I an 1 pro
titable btnihie :i id the North. Ite watched hil ch.troa,
law an opportunity, ami title mo- vtn,-tat. over to our
ride. Ee so 'I the re-het< bah Jtio received the nr.tr of
It e taking of N*w Ori?<ui? by ibcliulon tro<p?. He i mi
sunt to nearlHOk.' lark.
Our Korti ' lt Monroe faimtttcMtltiirt
Fo?iH?!j tie; hos, A| r.l M, lbbii.
licit*! OeuthteU* Oi. the tfarvriib Riv* ?lh'ySl'U tin Cniu i
Caiuu?r.ma.u. lore GoULannt^i. Tel'jrtifked Ut?'Jit
Mrrr\m*c?Artie I Irvope (ktnrtyfi to Snr* V.'i J'Otnl, <tc
fit a rebel guntuati appeared in the Wac\" elk river at
ton o'clock A. M. to day. and helled.1 he camp of the left
corps ol tii? -M ini' of the I'utoouc, bus with \kltt t molt or
lo;a on our side t cannot at thin ilme*?. te, at no anthem 10
account of deU.ll baa rem Ut d thi* p< int. Uv.not.il lie.
Dolbi, tele.ra;>U.il ?t> Iiag tthoer tiehbdiorott^t the facts,
but the toe ttage,up to five o'clock J*. M. , bad received no
practical aotaer. The .lame riser it practically closed
to our lioet *o long rc the Mommae and ber con .oris
have the freedom of. ." imptou Ruads. T4ir only way we
(an ta.ee the biocjHtfe Is by blocking tip ttie narrow pert
01 Elizabeth river with stono ladon hulke, thur barring
.lie door aguiaat cay li.ii.her annoyance and allay
leg anticipmi t.-e of attack* frcnu 'he saucy rcbol
C '!. 1 ne mentor* wvir'fciij rnnu? ui. nyi,;>4llio
t'"jM Olttccr ao d.'?.r't Colli thu.i wa ue habiw la ly? m
lacked barn at any tairfc t by U.<" Xerrimar. Whan 'hia
hUtJl bav< been 'ici.a lha Jamesrlverar will feai'MOod,
M us enublin* 'i* U? i'inu'.. wii both JUuW* ut' ik-a aucTiiy"*
vuj 'inn on 'hi Yo?lt and Junes nrtro? tuaawro a'-ifh
ft u'd x.jon ;us'ire the f^.'l or the r?ur| tumjlojj
Tiwo gcctii.s to be, and !i u Ibe *e?erall)-eyi'Teis*.!
ojijnloo b' ra thai tbere J? t > tu v h aad ills
ti:l?r?f".>Hlarsa in ib? n*<>t *>r +%} ..,l*<;* lr ibe
b'wrih At lamb; t'luad.m. 1 ntll O.ie U ram? i**l hi .is
ivy ike extolled "f our lieul
The|i?rrlmar. aid four rate' auut'oat* were (l.aitontly
e<wi ttali niurniu* anchored b alert*-a t'raiirj- Uimitt and
Norfolk, it wan or Mile-it I.we- trj thai they intestied
to idij MS vial' to tiny, b it they <1I<1 ooi.
a lai>ia rebel bat botu>rucd boat lixa boeu lojay all 4iy
t<? itajr i M) i ijai totmmM'a
1'oiut. ibe trf irnauial i-anner cf < no o( ilia rctil ror]0
woo ? !! iliotiiictly se 'bey wi/a beinj /errie-i acrote
jiilzabeth rh-er.
Thr Altiok I |i?n U?u. IV. P. Miiitli.
Captain J.'-miliar Starr, Jr., a sanUcinan well known
iu Htaiary tir-lar, 1'oimerly an oPicar In ibe ItriCab
m m), but now atUobod to General entitle ? ?ta;f
an Volunteer Ald-iaCamp, wrltfa the following letter,
which hat bean battled to ua for publteujon. W* sheer
fiilly jjiv? ro'm in aur columns for ii, aa *ha manly and
earnest spirit wb;..l? perradea It evidently gMor.ttiler* Ur
Term l'y
HK?'"triitT*' Ptmn'f D?r -ion,)
CAHI Wimtuid ?>b Yoniu >?X, J.
'. t 1 24, 1)
Mr I'iu* TVtnar?In my 'at letter, written hurriedly
after the action of the lCth, I eapvivy horror ami
indignation at toe eight of our dead ai they ner- carried
pant ox 'lit' linM aaililljroaovulaMtodilltlorM
to reoUirae and body . bearing l)i? n>arka or bayonet
rvouude, v hlch erldently ware InBlvted (and etir anrgeont
fay It aliio) aa they lay wounded awd (lying, or
dead, at I be led of tb?or eav tge foe?.
To Jar a ran gieater lbdignatien and dUgnit hare 7
I alt at the night of I he follow.tig pwr^raph.
Mr M rrlll, of Vrrmont, a krd lnarr to Introduce a rr-.oiu
lion which, he thought, ought to rerriva ilw> tmanlmnaa approval
<J ih" If : ?. It w ia rood, ar. inllojae'?
lle-olrrrt, That ll,r President be roquratel to alrike from 1
ILn rvlla ti a nan a of any oflrer who ha* be n knoirn to be
habitually latj?l"n( d by eptrl. loue lltnura rhilo In .wuior.
lie aal(l, In 'har*i?n? engagement Ifur Yurktow it, two Vertntint
ootnpatilr* were ordered to u ularc of ee-tremo |*ril,
and performed on" uf tho ronit gullnnl aip, ,tu wlttieaaeii
i ' u kni.. wir TI av we-ti ordered Mlf/IV J r>rmhi
l,?tu ij, aid luko and uo'4 if for fifiy minutes In tin It, i ni?
r?t-o! fo! < <; nf Ilu-tng that lima tiny were
not t ijv - rt-rt or intulter-id i.jr tliilt <immtnilin| (jtnrriL
win viimniiirr'J'iMl. Ha (Morrill) hnd h?> n ftif.-rni'd
liy meet rsrpnnalhlt gentlemen, who ?*? the Ofui i.il, that*
bo was ci-os* ly drt.|i*. un I lial rn'trn from hi* horn, onside
of hi* | <t?oii end fice being, nron-d with mm',
TliiP attack i* dlroflt'd Against ouo of tbo be?| unit
bravest ollicvi* IB the Army ol Uio I'otoinee?vi?; tieneisl
W. K. Sniuli--nud I aiinort r^rni that i volunteered my
fecb> aid In support of the Niriliere cause, *li?n I ?up
on* of our ah>*t general*, p ssesx'ng lh? oonQii nr?
alike of liia military superiors and iulerlois.tlius vindictively
. alninaiatdJ In the very fa .-e ol iba etirmv.
luring the action In question 1 war In attendance upon
Peroral fhnitb from seven eYIoek A. M. until alinrtly he
fore sunset, when hs despatched tea with a messupe to
M tjor Psneril HcCIsIIhp, Whmi ( ApUin tlntl's battery
npsued lire, ?f?tf minute* after novea o clock a. M., and
during lite firing, which ?H terribly severe fornmrly
hp if an b nr. (icisral nmlih stood out uncovered, at Hie
frost of the battery. I wm not ttu font from bltn, with
lw? otheK'Hinere tf hise atf t twron men struck
he one shell at tlie gun lieinetllaiely on bin right: still be
tfv?r niociir Vf'1' I'ohxJ watchiog tu? efoi i of eur ur
OAY, APRIL 30, 1862.
ui?.a the iiBiny 's fort as ool and collected ?? th nigh he
?rl reviewing the division, and not until our six pieces
bad succeeded iu silencing the rebel Runs did he make a
step to tiio rear. A fatig e part; wok sent to the front
to bury our dead, so as to give the gunners room to
work the pieces; and, to giro you an idea bow
hot the fire a as, one of this parly was badly wounded
while engaged in digging a g-ute t'< r a (lead artilleryman.
W'heD we advanced our artillery?twenty places?to
wlihtn Ore hundred yards of the rebel fort, the Or.eral
was at the side of i aptaln Ayr** the otnciroom nandlng
the artillery of om division, and during the sntiie engagement
in Ihe afternoon the General ; tiuained imder
Ore, although Ins stuff frequently urged him not toox|xee
himself. Not even General Met lell.in, who came on
the field ah' ut noon, ronld induce bim to go to the rear.
Had you seen tho enthusiastic features of the fifth Wisconsin
btys, as they pus *J tl.eGeneral at double quiet,
when ordered to the front?every one of them bearing oa
his face the reflect on ?f tho Generals cheerful, tidily
hxk, as he urged them on with a pleasant wrd or smile?
you would uuaerstan l wbst my feelingr: must be when I
** him thus be wly and pol tically m .dg ed Iiurmg the
day the Geoeial was twt<? thrown (rent fata horse, lbe
first tuna?on rl ling rabidly to the front ui? n herring
tint the rebels were attempting '? turn our right think?
his horse fell headlong into a bcghnle, thron ing General
Smith forward upon his hec.il and chard. The second time
; he was dismounted by bis In rse rearing at the cl<?? report
of rixtoea cf our guns, thed simultaneously, causing
thr glr'li to brook, nod throwing the Geoer*. on kin back.
Pri m daybreak until near sumod the Gonerailiad uoilii"g
1'ieat. About noon I offered bmc. my ilask oi whiskey, .
which he r?f sed, sayiO't ho would rather have some
water, if possible I procured scmo water foi htm front
' the est teen of a cavalry man in tho rear. In oouclasr'u,
I would merely any that each and every officer neart- ui
during that dxy knows. as 1 do, that he reiuaim d perfectly
orxil and eolleoted, carrying out General lie Julian's
orders to the letter. The Insinuation thai General mi : b
was innxicated i8 a base lie, isfer.it.le to the nisit despicable
)ienor.?I or politic11 animosity. I cannot bear
that such iujuslice should prevail. Your affectionate
J an of her I'i .tannic Majesty's Thirteenth regiment of
foot. Aid-deCa.ni> to >lenernl W V. Smith.
1'hv Capture of Col. Crorktr .arm Major
| Caatdp.
ALIUS*, Aprtl 29,1802.
A letter from Captain McNutt. of tbn Nine / -third
regiment, gives ait ucoo-'rt of the capture of Colonel
Crocker an t Major Caasidy. ' The two oUlcora left tho
ctmpon foot at half-past six o'clock on TUursdny, and
were lust pern in ilia lines of the pickets. Hallooing
was shortly alter lieird in the woods whore they were
i walking, i'he-y do..hlleaa fell Into an eutOnsb of rebels
and wore taken pi tenners.
[From the Norfolk Day Book, Apr!) 20.
Kti ii.no.-1>, Apt il 24,1862.
Colonel Crocker and Major Cto sulay, of the Ninety
thud Now York lOgunent of volunteers, ami a prlvai of
ilio Wmcoubln Fifth roijimeut. were capfued neat YorKtow
ii yesterday,and arrive t here to-day. No news of a
battle on tiio pc: insula. V.thiug far tier f-om FteJer
icksbnrg or Blue ltidgo Vnlley.
Desperate Naval Engagement
on th3 Mississippi River.
One lliri m Gunbovt Reported
The &ebei Iron-Clad Battery Destrcy&
i by the PeDsacola.
i ?mrr Trn&iw I acq TrTB V nr lire
Cv?oiia*&on of th< City by tt.e
llebcl Fcwcph.
Our Traps* in Quiet Possession of
New Orleati
'Ac., Ac., Ac.
Ccife o. April 29, i??.
A *|><r.a) rieepefc fi from Fort T/i <!u dated 2?ih icit.
From ?! .!.?'??.-? [ learo thai tfav Orloaaa ia dot tt
Captain'Verier 4 qt <ct pa-jswian.
The federal fleet paveed Fori Ja CFon on Tbured y
niter a dtapovate * vol erija.p u.?v,, la which oi<. iaz a
wan Huiltaud savcral badly ijod.
It 1? *up;>osod that tho federal laaa It rery heavy. Tb
reb'l loaceraa aijly killedaiid ?ae l. i. ired and e'jaty
four wiwuiUrd.
The eugift'Kec' la: ted part of 4w<i.* ayp.
The fade/ala took pcwesloa <sf Ui? city without i
On l"rid*p ??# rebel force evetetiited, after destroy in,
*1! the at?nu<*r? wbi-.L they bad ?? uta for. They tool
with them tae*.greaur , art of the miliAt y store* In th
UnionoUzcni mre vry JuHlW i
torn, wmw Moxeoa, *4- 1 2>, to*.'.
Jlie cMy of % <f Orlaana htw been Lak<\n by tho Union
for ere. Th* takfr 'i phlc iterators imele;/ left there, *1
pr#? ieusi.y reported, no parjicnlarl hid bee-i i*oe.? ad.
ft la. etat.ed, hoe. erer, the*, the opei etui a attempted t<
return, but 'ound the city it. possession ot the Orion
troops. It 10 probable the city surrendered without re
hlstauce after the fleet rvde titir et.|.?urauee.
There is a rfpert that the eueeiy'e tu?i? h tuaat -A iron
giiUhoetjLullt eh tre te a second Merrlmae, vrac, wh le
on Ita way, destroyed by the,; tiled States otatmer
' i'eni-aoola. ____
KosfRSi' k, April 2V, 1M*.
,!Po\. Knwwlf .8ia*kw, Sn/Jutrtnv <.r A'aa ?
Hie fdieweh: *PP*V* m the HJrhniont DirpnUh of uia
atlii inet
j "Tho fenrfnt et^teof ansjioripe n trhlob tbtg city ha*
existed for t?\o er tbree days tier at leet ondad, AVt/>
/ATieeeu it in >ht ptnmtem 0/ Ik' eaemg II wot tvtunnU^
Mf Otrrrai f.ovtU, who ha? removed his forces to Camp
Miwvn ?->n th? lArlu_n Rfillriud ''
JOHN K. Major Uanaral
KoK?-f;??* Monrni. April '38,Jfi<>2.
A ll*K of triKd tn <HjlO*4 dcapatchaa and latta af.r
| tba I'nlon prisoner*. No nay ?pap?ri \?ara racslvad,or
I at louit noua " ra* into tba baii.'i of thi rrportaia (or tba
I praaa.
Tba waatbar and t <i* to-day ha: o l>aen Ttry jarorab'e
for tit* raappairaiiru ot atia Marrlnuo In Llampion Bond),
but sbo at Ml daisy* coming out.
It ia reportad that amna rabr! gunboats ic tba Jaiuaa
rtror attainted thia foraacon t" aball aomo of our cuiupa
this xida of Waraluk.
tVasirsuTW, April 29,1802.
A daapatoh from ] ortivss Mooroo to-day at aua o'clock
P. M. aayaall if rpiiat. Wasthsr plaa .jit. No aawa.
Intt rrtllni front Naahrlllr, Trnti.
mumhim t or prominrnt ctn.tvt with cor.
1aoi.nu abm'j' ok affairs,
KAFllTlt.!*, April 20. 18A2.
Hayley Peyton, Kx t;ovori.or t'aiui.be.I, Hun. ffui. H.
f tekee Mil William H. I'o'lc are In cohtultat on te tjlgiil
with Governor Johnarn, en important matters.
A great Union m sating if. to tak* place shortly. Kvory.
thing l?oks encouraging.
Slilp Mout lllnnr Aahoir.
Huston, April 29,1862.
The ship Mont Plan \ from fhlcMs for Dost on, in ??h"r?
on I'oaked 11 ill bank, Cap* Cod.
TIM ship has nine foot of water In her hold. |f the
weather iu'KIi raien alie may tie saved, A ?ie?ruer with
i!' tin pump has gone to her a??istance.
The Hailing of Ihe Canada.
Huston, April M, lgug.
The mails for (ho ilaainahipCanada will c <-su at seven
o'clock to morrow (Wednesday) merningt tint tee will
po| sail for Halifax una l.iverpvcl until about ten.
UXru _ una-..-.m
Arrival of the Bremen and
City of Washington. *
, u
Iron Fleets for France, England, *
Austria and Spe.in. ;
Napoleon's Speech to tire Japanese
Reported Attack of the Chinese Rebels hj tfie
English ond Frencli,
&c., &o., &c.
The steumfhiT>'Hremeti,Captain IV fcsr'-*, franc Ttreivien '
by way of .Southampton, arrive.I ex eb'lu port at nooa I
> cf^biday.
Tho llieuten loft Southampton <es "the le#i instatr. .
Her news has b.en anticipated / ?n* twotdsy* later received
by the North American > Capo Pact '
Our Kuropoan flics by iho Ui trior are and ad in L'jm1 on
and Paris to the 16th of April #vh. juuriMf i being K ree
days later than those rec ived y Vy #ie P ir* a. The ps.ie s
contain n one int?r?> tingdeiu As of the ae*a by Ui.-Kortb
American to the period of th * saiKug ' f C.o Bromcr
A trade re|K>rt from \? Kta, Kngii'x?a , of the t&th oF
April sayR :?A little is do: in the "cm ,rican trwr a.even
for tlie C nfederxto Stales ,
lite London lime* of tt ? >0iih ins'm : has thetfallowing
paragraph* in ite city a ftic'e :?
A request Ins been / addressed j So the rowmif'oo of
Spanish'Anierlcnc bui- ^holders to hr consider J leir icciut
resolution against out ^ri - iitwip ar f--iropositi * for a now
loan (or Venezuela w (neb Uocj ' provide for the full
maintenance of tho arrange me' iv "ltcroi a to with the
bondholders in 186 , .
Tiie report circ gated-with regjr d to s-Ermainn loan is
that it will be for {m nominal a: negnt of jTfiO.OOO.Ot'-O in a
I fear anil a half |w-r cent itoca^st bft, u?W negotiated by
Xorsrs. Billing. , The luttor p''g-i of lb* - dement is uu.
questionably irroneoos ;-abut fit is i Murdered probable
that some nc| filiations of lh'rk.oah I ? noeu comp eted
in Ixmdun w fn another leacin^ hou g, . in uy cue*,t'i*
time chosen jfor the announcement is inopportune,aiueo
during the ivcxllive or six woelcs i fcto payments in u< u
ncctiouw tii ttie Moorish,Turkish, ami Egyptian b iu.will
?o?. ? a 4m. floating i n-'usof ih ecsiiituiisisof hoodoo
and prsi tin any g*rea.l ca,;?rTieii- iw oouarofimeiii.
1 tie '> tan of Brest, of April lb 4 announces thai 250
French ii-ainen hare been embark m- en board the tailing
frigate ipbi etiie, which is to oo s-.-ej- them to Mexico,
where t iiuy are to c->mp!ele tho ci tan ol the ships osropesing
the ex|ielition A large ijuantity of provisions
lius lif it wis betifi omlxirkcii on h ecrtl the Iptngunie.
Cai lain Lage, of the sle-un corw?l's Cliaptal, >:ist
arriv rd at Toulon from Mexico, fc g* ween (April 12 j sum
mom M to Partr, by telegr-anh. I' i is supposed tliat iho
guv jrument is desirous o1 fc.v. in r pceeise informal me >>11
the At; .is of u flairs in that coot try, previous t<> giving
ord ers for the prosecution of i be war with increas. il
, vigjir.
fhe Madrid jourtmle of the 10 Ih -of April contain the
following Intelligence?
,Tho motion or II. Castro re'eii re to Mexico, Involving
a /vote of --ensure eti ilie g >v o.-ui n-u-,, was r--ji-cied in th
I Imgre; s b> a majority of 1U8 vckn* to ,'iM.
A letter ft oni Naples of tut (04, of April, in the LouIon
Jtiu-i, st; c.?
On Friday-evening last too iirst pu'jiic lecture in the
English langus a ever given In Naplei w-b deltveisd by
l)r. Anu.'oy lutltohouse of the British Vice Consul, Mr.
Turner. The object- war. to interest tfci English residents
In :h? i?iabl\3limaut of th it graal dssideiatum, a good
Protertajii eohocl for the beuetlt of tho famllisa of English
iesideut? hkI visitors. Nothing of tho kic-i i.ow
exists, ami this fact deters many ;mople from visiting
' Naples. Applications have bcien alrp.vly sent to England
for a good master. The lecture win on tho natomy of
tho human fran.e,J!nd it. whs a graceful act on the pa t of
Dr. A - rusi-y. u-hu, <u ik-. VniUd Hielss Cmuiil, has fuken
to lively an tiiUctC in an uutitutwn io muJi ncaltii.
The Jr?n-Pla(cil fleet of France.
Paris (April iii) Curroapcn fence of London lime*.]
Three lr'*-pl tied float:n; batteries are about 10 tie
i con.-truclsd at Nantes. Ksch of these b.itierlo* is t bo
pruv. iod Willi aneiig'UO of !fto bor.-o uwer, and to bo
nnnixl with fourteen gun.'. liter nemos nru the Arrogante,the
Implacable ami the Kpln utru.
? t?nl?rs have been reciirved at l.orient t? hasten the
,1 completion > f tl.e iron-Cueed ft i;at< b Us.on e, of forty
guns, au-1 Serve: tlante of thirty eight.
i ho jrun-cased frigate Solleriiio, of fifty twe gum,
will, it Is said. be shortly la nciiod.
As soon a i the b -rferino is - ir the storks an Iron caned
frigate, currying an equal number of g ins, and U> be
ca'le I the 1'riuce liup?. ial, is I j be commenced, togutber
with twolloatmi' bat'.cries.
Progress of Lite Dritiih \:ivy.
i | Pi tun tlie liOiiduu 11 m . April Iti.,
The Duke of b aaereot. Klrst I. ad of the \drnlrulty,
acc< ;npan:ed by hw pri\ at? ? c.r?iarjr,rsptaiii J. M<h ro,
C. Q?. arid Hear Admiral R. Hpencer Kobicsi n,Comptroller
? of me Navy. peid in official \ islt toihuiham dock) ard
It yesterday. Their ob,ecl was to m.-pect the iron ?hr a
now under construction at < b ttbam, in order to ascertain
* the p .'gross made wilt) thesn. Ku arriving st llic dockyard
the I hike of .Somerset w.i a met by Captain Fatubnwo,
superintendent; Mr. lang, mister shipbuilder: Commander
l'op<\ msster attendant, and the othrr principal
Officials of ilie establishment, who accompanied him to
ihj dm k in winch the Acbill ?. 50. is hnlMltia twl.r r. h..
.tjx- it a lonaidriatile time u> 'ho iurjwcthm of the works.
After ieav.ug the AA'tk'ii U? proceeded to the extreme
end of tb# building abade lo Ir.^-ecl the armor plated
i f. igst? RoyalOak, fio wljirh h cow walnut loreoiv#
hot alnelJ plates. Jnairi'Ct, > ua * vo giv-n for eve y
oyirtion to bo used in cuMi.ictiag tliir vest !, which, proved
do Jeiay urine i m plating her. will be launched
' Ui jTigu ; nam, ab .11 a mot !> bef ire tho per; il fortuoi ly
calculated iiikO. Ihe w>rh# adjo uing the Royal oak
ahr.i, in which the iun- hmety ro filrod to be u?e.1 In [ iapai
lb* armor pie- a Is t be S'eel*d, wore then in(I,
a ft# i wh "ia vift was paid to (Ue lilwark, 01,
a id 'ho Ttolvb ?, >J,n*dere! to be converted into
artier plated ah,eld oiiips.
I'be I. a .k J'i incr. nun ingrt# ana nndorke' y at order
at portemouth, end b' Ibed at ir Ui..e Puke el Wellington,
at harbor mcor ings. i'i ia morning, weather
permitting, the H ack lattice will i#ari< the bart er and
test herru#! lug qcalltii-e, wltli her temporarily enlarged
rudder,u.,tenia tlie hi# of Wight.
The tlhesapeake.M, Steam friga'o, 4'0 lion# power, ii
in x- bo*r*#*e,betaf repaired. flhnlaaeitd
b# reiltled But it h bciieved thul she will l>u shortly
Iron plated, fur which puri>o?u?ho is admirably adapted.
The iron ?tea.-"er lt> -i?iauce, 18, two Iio.-rc power, got
up steam a (.'htviham harbor yesterday n ruing. end at
eleven o'clock r?i take n In tow by "the p"il,lie whorl
steamers A'btei. ifr. H'nkey, Master Commander, and
the African, Mr. Harvey, Master < miannder. oho then
proceeded to^tnarnea under thechn-g# ofMt. V. HomnI*
M 1 'ter of the WnlteaJey, Til, and a party of rigge:
and labrers ftvin lli% 4o< kyar-l o-UMrg In navigat g
I,or Alt r eutliuc cWai < the hariior thelterlate iro
prouceled uencr her own cte.nr .end wnafo.ud tuanswer
bar helm very aatUfactrvrity ho time la to bo lost In
ryfltik- and i-oniplecrg her at tbtornee^ for the first d|.
v Ision of Die pteam reserve.
ori'.?rrbnve beenracdvad -4 I'ortemoeUi dockyard,
freui mi# Admiralty, to e>,aperwiall further work oh Juils
for nhipc-of-tha-llne.
Contract for ? British Cnpole 8hlp.
'From tb# lAidon Army and '>avy (iuxet'e, April 12.)
' Tho taiidar of Mr >arr. Snui jda Hri'thera, of Ihe Isle ot
Iwaa. for the construction of i npuia Oo'.r#' cupel a via 1
eel iiav ug I ea fucud to bo the luwsl, it was ou Mmid.vy ,
last accepted by the Admiralty. Messrs S imudn have
bound thei iteivee under a p?ralty or i4,000 t which will
he rtgidlv anforcad ia the evont of any (wit- ?n their
oart) to launch t'ie ship m tM 10ih < / j titmarv. lsea.
Tiit price whieb the contract? vn. ?44 16#.?-.i'token
la regarded aa very low, and lb* cei.llciiiea who have
nndor i?k?n it will, ir ther eu.x-?ed i 1 complying with ;t?
ternw, d?"W graal praise tor rher rnt*i t rinn .jid ,
energy 'Ihe ship, for xblch ?lso,000 ha* beep takeu in
the rgtimi'OH, la to be 2d> feet long, nearly J.600 ton*,
will draw ab->ut twenty feet, and wi I hava engines ol 600
born power. Sbo will, scoording to present arrange 1
inonts, have tlx cupolas, ascb vn*<t with 'wo 100
pounder Armstrong guns.
Bnaland'i Alarm Respecting Her Sr.- I
rnritv. I
fFroin the Imodoo Times, .April 14.) I
. The debute In the IP. .hi or i,ords on the .|uest on of '
1 theHpHtic iU forte y iclde a valuable contribution to ;h* I 1
information of the .. uinf ry on a ??hivi t which, as U? f
Imka d fembridaotrul) remarked, i? ergmeeiug p.-ollc c
attention to an r <tanl Mr i'?/! r*rnt: I Before "
ever, we tii*rns>< th# views of government on 'be point o
lmm'"li?teijr under discussion, it will be nroeamry *0
eerrocta iiiieappri i.e "ion aim h has ten<ie<* to coorui*
two ipuytlolis very dlslltigutehsble (iom each other, it
ap, e^s to hove bean IWgiued b<<th by ford I* Orer and
I*>u' I'. 'enbor.mgii, end to luve been, indeed, generally
etc imod, tliul the oonrtusion to which the
I hi) instinctively jumped aft*r tlie American .
experiment was limply a conclusion that forta
vvi hi ii i-lee- no. a use j on-nieied ehtpa 'C'M -I a1'?!, tl
iiatisrmn mraw ? rst Stilth' -v' ?"..t 0<
th nue-,H"n of fori* was Introduced at ail \\ hat was
concluded ff hi I I Amcrir hi battle w??, that wooden
hips, however ?tr-/f>g or uumerou*, were utterly help e
1cm ig.iiial eceii eatem; on ed Ironsides, and that it was tl
co..?ffi i ntly within ths powor cf any nation to oonstrutj* b
tin-nurse uf a few mot re, and ul a very mod.rate
t. tialf a d /an vesre * winch w. til be m o 'ban a
etch hir the whole i ? v? or with h we re'h d 'or protao
>n. Of nnr < n ire ?fit t foree of out S n r?d ant f-rty
' 'A l oh-1" rr tic, nlj gmM I# rrf/n d* ' for Ike fu'ure
fit ft Jiyl i? . M ,.xi? '*? t ltcNw ircnytll
disk nav. and thoopb other I'owers, mi iloubt, were
in liar ly cir immarveru *vet, unless was vailed ourselves
' r r ?n ertor rear. roe? 10 maintain cur iKieltlon, vre
light beuvrrptifffced In our own waterr ai any moment
e e e
It to ftattefs/te* y to And that the % ivernmant Ih awake
?the rrueucy ujfihe wrnmi. Of course, we are lie
l>?irj th.g "or ,in n for the amrlu f n of otte i(ay it upsii
y c"vti. . ,,io/ r?o- rxi, rvd u? osnner (til for a week
v?/' ' i wV ? erf * >iw< t o ' e rltitfl on (he jsiprefl
kft ih'uc t ?r i??,^ |>m?r of 1/un.t B .1 t Lu
hike <"Quiibrldf*\e y ft i tb'> observed mat we cou/?i
i"la(fon> to fii'Mwrv t i.mm< lerfih'on. far while
v y titioi toeih oM >*'< >, ,i,n. H le of no Rood 4o ray
hai we are In a "stem ut transition." Thai i? true
inoo.jp,, nod a very it o ? me a'aio It ia; but the safety
>f!'he couotry sow. ( ddurUg this s ate as well an
ill 'Here, ly. i | i?,y ;.iuiu y mkn'w lodged the oblifa'mn,
and to>.nitieil It.at it was lov.nrs tdef r us to
ttend it'll. V, have made oi o g. oil s tp within 'he lael
w< k. We, have jot a dun that will destroy any ir nv
awl ehi'dn though r ooth. r nation has ?! l a gun which
r llldoRi ovoi.rt tie ha'l pr icnth hive ap.iii.it isqyid,
rrlneh wtwiu en ible'hetl-i o forts at Sii.tbrtd toco.m and
rvory ?cl. of v e. between them, ffc have fifteen
iroii-/:a?ed ships, the Iiuk" or .Uoiueroet again tells un,
sltlp r bul . or building we lmvo live wi>" en ninn-of war
Pjoslvinp then plates uct wo hav ouo, b-.it It seems
dtfiy on.... cupeir rassei actually : Uerod. This w souiekhiog.t*
t the truesKn "f the sinmis till i' /iiiite -ymtrro
v ;.? II - rb.it ,,l It, fort uf Si i'leul. l ord Viv.au,
W ew lU rnt'o v (tinj he hjoto' the de :*, mode a
romurt whte'in a? bo found horeufter to eon tain a most
l ai thaeiu arr-n fcui. Wo are taking all tlito tr.o. gUt lor
Sidth (*! bir jut' toft he store' e-ttUainnl i? I'orUnwulh arte*
?Mh,v:hioh i/i i fht' econfmeH by the. >ln t. of a hot'ile .llert;
t ut k hen ' alt iron citi- ,n vI.els htvebe n substituted fot
the \l ia lib-get rghl.ii tthen sural ei "eci.tAov?,
in/I tnnfe ,vitu mils an ia. d rhareaU/u'tdua'T- red
f cow ?; a, t, mill / 'or' atrot'h b in en r.u r.h dau-rerfromh
I I r j til i- That is a r e t on dcsorv.c?f sonut
c tisider.. ti< m (Vhatv- tl.nl1 have oj.rctecl i? rtcf ikejtmt:
"J the pit srr t,l-ut the feet (J the I u'.uie
The M trtweni lu Ainlr!u-li?p?rt?B*
Consideration- in the ttiiiinct.
A Cabi Kii.u ter, Apui 10, etnanai 1 r. mum the Em?
tw i l l * <? J njiii, institutes at Vienna a special coim%
ur'.loo i ? study the ?|- -stn-u ??l the ravy. I'hia C' in-.
hi iwo, j r tried over by Count lie1 libs g, Minister cf'
P'o. oigu A : airs, h*s to give its opinion ou t he . fo lowutg
D ??' Austria reijuire .1 navy?
2 W Int ovi?lit. to Mo ;bu si 1 engih of such a imvjr?
S. f? <i toy o her mount, ho 1 ound to rep .*? air attack
VlUOll llfcl' '"HiI*?
4. wp* 11 ? sin-ctal system of coast for UflctUionn an trice
tu pis bet them
5. Mh~- vouid Me the oxp'.'ii oof either one ot thosa
The commit lee has already pronounced lUelr for
L'le rtctafy of nv. AuUrian tied'<iual to tint /(avian JUet
and /or!kr ci ntfi tk tint "J if. n yliied vtntit.
Proposed itrfoiui in tlic Spanish Navy.
The 1 etimuiienio tuiauo of April 10 c 11. a . .4 an a liclo
h-ggetttng t<> ilio government tho propriety of inline
din 1 suspending ih?* construction Oi wooden vo scls,
and ot' building iron-plated ships us rapidly as possib.o.
Engllili Opinion or I be Isaacs of tile W ur
[From the I on don Times, April ld,|
In t>och a campaign a., the federal a my if n w 0|H:uim>
in ..me, lea the movements must access*! iiy he slow ami
cautious. The masses cf tr ops to he moved are ini
inetiRe, thoir orpani/ .tiou, iu spile ol the (,ood will and
uaturul uuickness ol the men, is far from complete, and
the country to bo traversed adds to tho domriatioi of pri
iiiitiveuntuie ilia arllihvii resolution .ma c by an ot still
da enemy. We nii.se, th-refore. n t bo surprised that
April lias begun before tho fedei ai army of the I'.'toniao
lias entered into tho campiign. The late st news is ! > tl e
3d 0, tie' pre- nt mo'itli, andat tliat tlui the forces ot
Uutieral MJ' e lau ami his suImi diu nts were still m the
neighborhood ol Washington, p.epa iug tor the gr. a oxped.t.ou
v. h oil is to act a utiisi Uichmou i iixnlhe 1*1
* ? *
The resolution to co-operate with the States dee i ring to
abolish t- every bus pawed the enaie by a majority of
3d to lu, the dissentients being the re rcse.ta ives of the
bor er .- laics v>li? 0 tl.uo j provai.i. While these
Mbemes arc receiving the at eutio 01 Oungr.si thu linaiicisl
i|Uc?l|.ilw appear to be in comple e abeyance.
Taxes have bei ti voted; arul it nmaii 1 lor ill # ? rnwnt
tno.l eclthcm,\f it can. The sanguine expectations of ihe
North knu|i up the value of tin 'iruu-uiy notes, and,
though .he load of debt is incroa. nig with frightful regulai
iiy every month, there is no tho. glit'of the ounm al
morrow. The whole soul of the Auiu. lean |>eoph> ot be to
Mtcilotis is now in this war, and thu n.lure is torgotteb
m the Qerco excitement of 11.0 present.
A Rebel Privateer ortthe fount of Borneo.
A rather stai Uii.g MiiLo'iticeii.e.il hub made a few days
ago of he prisu .ee o, a ' onfodeials pi ivatcur in the
bin* ilea. : lis is ret ried to Lavo been (alien lu with
by her Majesty's flup 1'a.ueer,iu tho c< a.st of horneo,
nod, if 1 hove at ah, must evident.y have boou on tho
I uW' ul for Aim riu.iu rmips outward bo 11!, bo.ng Just in
tt.eir irack by the Palawan pvmuo ngniuat tho north
eaitcrii muiiki ' ii. This run r, so ami m eg to American
tts-els, will, however, bo R|cerlily put to rent onuwsy
or other; but it 1; particularly un.o. lunate or them 'hat
the l'o oral government has ucl a xp.elo war ves-el of any
de.icriptl. in these waters, except the Saginaw, and she
Ik rutt4)ii and neeiea*.
Napoleon ami the J?|i?utw.
[Kruin (lie Loudou 1'iiuea, April JO.J
The Japu.eae A in lie- adorn were j ec ived on Sunday
1?> (! ? htnperor at (lie H ileriea.
At ball )*<l iwo five mart carriage* wont to tha Hotel
hi 1-oiiviu to convoy them to ti e palace. 1 lie cortege
entered tbo yurd of tlio Tuile. tea l>y .be Arc lie Triowphe,
'..(.ops being dr.,wn p at eicb si. o to pay tbvui ml.nary
honors. Ill j tirsl carriage ooutaii.eil two noble Japanese
oilman, et.iliird to wear two swore, wlio earn d a
o. IT r couleltuug tl > latter wi l.ieu by ibe hraperor of
Jit I-an to his M.i.i'sty Na|iolion 111. lu the neat carriage,
drawn by six bor es, were the second an.I tbtrd Ambassadors,
attended by I tar an sibuet, seer mry for tb* introduction
of fuiolgu representative*. In the next, also
drawn by six horses, was tba h at Ambassador, with tb#
t.llo of Miinater i Wiiipnteniiary. acc-in, atlel by Ifarou
I .epic, Introducer of embassadors; and in two other car
r at.":., with two hor iee each, were other oihcors and the
W'Tpretcra of the Kinli?-*y.
Tb. y a.ighltd under ibe entrance of the Pavilion
d'Horn^e, and tnere fixed tu tliair belts tno second
etv rd, v. Inch in Jutnn ia a mat It of hi Jb distinct,on.
They were received at the fool of tn? grand et.nr aae,
on w hu ll wo e ranged the t'sm tiar..es, by ibe bukoda
r ?mb ceres, t. uul Master oi tho vereui ntee. Alter
taring parsod through the bailor.0 dn.alVx, and tha
Inagnbi'.'Bt rooms of the I'alaoe, they were introduced
into ho >i'l ii du Tie e. The : mp. lor, the I mp e * and
tie: Prince imperial were tueio crated in sta'e, surronn.le
by the whole cert. Tlie geuUemvn were in
(lid ofil lul ew tnti)", andihelad.ee u cou-t dre:-ea and
Tnet'hisfo: the r nil ic-- y, alter hav ing made a prof.
und obeieence to their Maieet.ee, deiiv.net tne fjl.pw
tug auurcs ii .iu?n " -wincu wau isj-eunu in rrencn
by one nf tl e Inter prelerr ?
Hiun?Aocordlrid tu the ordcra of hi* Majesty the Tycoon,
we hat a the Lunjr of pn i.entu,; oor-cl es this ?,ay at the
audiiure ot yonr Majesty.
S ue,, the eot' lugion of Ihn treaty Iwtwrrn Krance and
Jnj.cn rt l iUoi.s n i to n.'telop tli msaivi-s n.oro ai.il mora
be.tven tio-' two countries; o .r Hover, inn haa coti.eui:
utly chaivud oa to deliver a p< eoiml tetter to yonr
Msjea'y, and to rapines to you at tin: a time tl.e tlnCertiyo'
tils desoVeounaS .m l lit* desire to see the treaty
0 it Soverei.n has ordered us to reaperffully make known
to your Mayes y tlint he Him he* great vmoe to the tact
that, by your Imp-rUl k ndneea. the bnibaaay eenl to Eur pa
1- to be comet to bark lu J upau on ooard a trench vessel ofwar.
We conclude by njireasing the tieet *1 hea for the waliare
of your Majesty and of your '?u??ci family, aa wall us lortbr
happiness and prosperity of tliu t-teu h nation.
The Emperor rap ied in Hie to.lowing tarma:?
lam happy to e-o for the flret time in Prance the re pre
entailseaol the Emperor of Japan.
The treaty whim w. has in.er- dint# together will, I
bone, lead to f rorable reaulta rm the two eoumrtea.
1 rtouut not tnat your reetdetns- in hianre will give you a
juatiOeao. the "ranoeur of our ai'ton; Hut reception which
you wl 1 lirre meet with, and '.ho freedom whim you will enjoy,
will conviu.o yoo that hospitality la one of the Urat sirlliea
01 a tl> II "d nut.On.
I will wi.liiiKly have yoo conveyed hark to your <eontry by
t veaael-oi-eat, iand you will carry whb the run enirraiice of
your myope to Europe the ansoranee af my dealie to keep up
ibe moat trtend.y relatione wltsi Jepaa.
The Kmbuaay then retired, avd waa conveyed back
is lib the aaina ceremonial to tbe Hotel do 1 .our re,
The members of the Embassy woe o. monies of tba
richest kind, and their arr*a were mayuiilcent.
The valuable presents for their Mkjesth g, which bad
bctu eenl via Sues, hare not yet arrived
Imyortaat frum China.
rm. tuiiikLS.
m rai gnrroa ov th? umiant nana.
A prwteerlpium <>f our "kanakas cetTopondanta to
Ihelr letter, dated tba 21at of February, contains the
ueei that* me 1 iigllah aid I ranch tnen ot war had on
isat dayrrocead'd up the Mienghaa river and jtsvd on
t...Wirlr A t/7iflii mhoui tkrc huuilrtt. Am mm dii HA' nn<l
Iii? iDUu matiuD? which appear* to Imve b?*m most pro rly
kept a secret? Id uuy of the printa<1 report* ra.
aired by the mail, you may, i/?rhapa, give publicity to
t iu ilia ootamua "f your valued >< irnal. We incloae
ur card, anil rein*lu,*ir, jroura ri-apecifully,
lUn uw, K. C., April 1ft. f? 4 00.
The lUlaMwrl Btftta Convention.
.1 art neon Crrr,Me.,AptU 38.1M2
The U' varnor to day teaued tba prootamuieo coavtn
ic the fttat? Contention on tba first Moo lay in June a1
ntpuce. The principal eauaagitan la, thatthestaie
ight to ba rediatrlcled toal to glta MiaaoaTi tba two
liUtioiial rapraaectattraa la too grata, to which aha la
niiUrd andor tha lata ratte of rapraaaatatioa. It la
i"?i|iit that a full aitaadanoa af Iha ?eeibera wttl ba

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