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WHOLE NO. 9450. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JULY 27, 1862. PRICE THREE CENTS. IHTERESTUG FROM REBEIDOBL Hm Riebm?ad Papers Cenplaioiog tf Frequent Desertions* EXTORTION THE BTJLE IN DIXIE. General Magruder Assumes a New Command. MORBAN'S RAIDS IN TENNESSEE, &c., See.. &c. Trtiu?mlouii ll|irliiuu at the North. the Rilvigh KxpreOS,] (KrouilUel Wbeut'vor there id a prodigious show for elTect to be n rile ol Yankee enthusiasm upon any groat occasion, it always begins with a "monster public meeting" in the olty oi' Now York, which sidl cherishes the Billy nlm that si.o c. nstitutes the wb< le vitality anil strength or an exploded and deluncl I'uion. In days of old, arc the secession ot' the South consigned this American Sodom to the desolation which is rupidly spiea liug over her, she wuscoulinuaily.at *vory crisis of iho country, pa radi.ig her ostentatious fussiuess and self-importance bo foro the country and the world, just as if Cooper lusii tute, I'ark and City llall preambles ana resolutions, set tied the matter In Question. This egregious vanity aud amaxlng arrogance never manifested itself in a more superlative degree than it did on lite lHth of September, 1840, during the memorable Presidential canvasser that year. The Uumn was very truly believed tbeu to be in the woel imminent danger,au l the "Merchant Princes" were thrown into si>asms of alarm at the prospect of a withdrawal of the South from its stifling embrace. Great was the tribulation in Uotliani under the ominous tndical loos of such u calamity as it was do mod up there. ? "monster meeting" was,of courts, goilcu up, it being considered an infallible proveutivs of ull evils threaten ing the SMi mal body politic. The wrher of this article was ens of the vast crowd with which the Cooper Insti tute was jammed the night it came olf, and he really was Impressed with the idea that it was u grand affair, a. d must seltte the kabh of Seward and Lhicoiu. He was then s warm Union mau. and entered cordially into the demonslrsiiau. But the sequel proved that this hugs as sembly of Gothamilut was a woise than empty farco. It haul the eilect of vastly increasing 1 Jocolu'n majority Instead of defeating him, as it was designed and expected to das As soon as we saw the result of the cli-ctl owe same to the conclusion that New York monster meeting.-, would ruiuauy caue which they espoused, and from that day to this our opinion lias remained unchanged. Lincoln wants 300400 more men, and it is consido ed a li'e and death bi'siuess with him gettiug or not getting them. The |ieoplu, worn down by the disasters, lo.-s.-s and troubles of the war, are very slew uud reluctant ia giving themselves up to Southern malaria ami guu|iow der, which have alroaily swept into the gruve hundreds ef thousands of their countrymeu. Tliey do not rush forward to tha cry of "to arms !" wilh the a'acrlty and eathusiasm ihey did twelve mouths ago, when they thought their capital was in danger. In fact, Lincoln and his loyal journals in New York see that enlistments do not promise to be very rapid or ardent, and that some very rousing process must be resorted to for quickening them. And what so potent for the accomplishment of the anxiously desired objest as the old hum bog of a "monster meeting" in the Cooper Institute? It is the eashsl thing in till) world to collect together at a short call in that bloated city, whose streets are now thronged with an idle and excitable multitude comprising ull classes of people, many thousands ground speakers' stands, to listen to the oratorical clap-trap of the most unprincipled demagogues ih it cau ho found in the whole world. Ac eording>y the mc tii.g was Invoked and heid,andthi Northern jouiiiuis ateslulled with us pompous and c u ceiled proceedings. I: tlie result is to bo estimated by the past expe h um of such gathei lags, it will Le uu ex liuginshcr l<> :iiu emisiinenls it was designed to hurry tip. If they we.e tardy and scarce before, they will bo ten times ui rs so now, for \i hen did a New York "mmi ster meeting'' ever fail to advance the opposite Interests to that of which it assumed to be the guard diaid And yet one or those G o. er Institute outbreaks of enthusiasm, so called, is Hkiuuuu) to us as a " grand ui rising" if the uulvirsal North. It is nothing of the kind. It is. in the present case, simply a --grand upiitdug" of Wall street and Broadway, prompted not by any love of Linen n, but the fsar ho has got them under, that unless they s.ppot htm in all his exigencies they are hopele. sly and forever I -done. It is their dread of the terrib.e thunder clap that wakes them so subservient to him amidst tb" rant tarings of the c tiling slot m. Ho is their pilot, and tlie/ therefore obey him with is tr aud trembling. He has grabbed so much money out of the Wall st ect bigs that unless the mllli aalrc gnibkrs of that sw.udlh.g thoroughfare eotitin e to snuil out and shout out for the war, they will lose every dollar that has lieen wrenched from thorn, and heuco the late monster meeting. They will lose it as it la. But they are chlsell.-d Into the hope that by being more freely bled they may ultimately r? ??h. we AM predict that there will be another-'up rising at the North" before many mouths very different from any that has yet taken place. Tb? Frsasency of Oeaerltom frssa ths Hebcl Hanks. (From the Rlchiaond Kxauiuier, July 32.] There are a number a' people in the South who are do tamed from active participation in the war by tlie Con ines of age or family. These people may do a most valu able service to the government and make au important eenlrtbutton to ibe war by assist tug in the apprehension of dees, tors and stragglers from the army; by giving In formation to the authorities of the places of refuse of tbesa creatures; by setting tbeir laces against them and by doing all that Is possibi# to drive back, to their pouts ef <ti ty. those who have skulked from tteui and are roam iug the country in tbo dirty ami dut raceful unit, ruis of soldiers. There should bo no resting plnco for the feci of these creatui cm. Every mau and woman m the country Is abis ts do somoUiiug in pursuing, soauiiug mud driving back to the ranks those who have dueerted their c lo.s and their comrades and turned thoir backs upon their country '? serv or. let all ages and sexes in ths country assist the govern stent in reclaiming deserters and stragglers aud in main taining the integrity of our army. Wo trust this exhor tation will not be lost upon th.- country. Dtiertvru are reducing our army, defying ili dimpline, corru/jling it. gpirit and Morale and eeruiuilg endangering the fortune* of oar ouw ?. Desertioss from the army are already numerous, und ths country must do what it ciui to repair the evil. The fact Is, however, that we should have hnard but little of this military crimo aud public disgrace to cur ai ms if the guverutuent luid had the nerve and the cousciem'a to execute the death penalty in its armies. The men who are responsible lor lire shuineful aud alarming Ire.pieucy of desertions in our armies are Jeflerson 1'uvis, i.eorge W. Randolph, and Robert E. Lee. The crime of deser tion ts puuiahabie with death; it Is so by tlie articles c.-f war, the practice of civilized nation*, and tne precepts of intelligent humanity It is no time for a mawkish teubsraess to irilie with the Ucsuuioe of a whole nation. The sentimental suspension o the penalty ol death In eur army it wit only a mistaken Ininuiuity, il encourages crime, sacrifices to childish emotion the ctliciency of our tro.pe.Uie saiety ol our country, the successor our cause, ami is a terribio cruelly lor wlucii our govern moot stands responsible in the eyes ol Uod and mm. An lustunoo huely occurred where, in tace ol the ene my, and In daily exiiectstion ol a greit battle on the Richmond lines, n deserter who Itad been apprehended in ths wry act ol enteiing the enemy's lints and sentenced to dunth by a court martial, was respited Hue i <1.(Went limes. The consnquencc of tuts weak ludul genua waa a new crop of deserters; the hesitation of the authorities to exs ule the law was the signal for now violations of it. and to-day the country Is idled with de aei tars, stragglers aud absentees from the ui my, who laogh at the terrors of courts marliul. ami ihe , ci,alius of having their psy stopped and being advertisi d In the newspapers for crimen which, by law, custom and usees mty. deserve death. The government has toyed with sentiuMut enough In this matter. I he country is engaged in a death struggls; If we are subjugated there is uo l*r.vliel ts Ibe borrors of our Isle since the millions stro citi'wof Attila and his narbarians. In such a cootost the government must be serious, aud not weigh the scutI ma ns of prca. hers and humniulariaus in petucoais against the safety of the country. Ibe letter o. the law and the doctrines of enlarged and enlightened mercy, winch require that discipline and eillcieiicy should be maintained in our army at tlie price of death to deserters. Kv tort (on lets In Hebeldom. lKrom ths Riebm nd Examiner. July 'Ji.| In the itsvelotuncuts of the war we are wagu g there is one lasting stigma on lis moral character \>e rrlor to the almost universal rage In the *<oiilti of tbo vile lusts of uvnrlc and axtortlon, In which unlive .Soutin rn mar ch-uts have outdone Yaiit.nen aud Jews, and have not otny dolped themselves, but tnilictod a bm mug disgrace upon the net lop, pr, siituled a noble war to th- must in turnout pdrpnevs, and id.ckuned their country in tbo eyes t>i tbs world. I'ftrwuk Semlh dink* urfU IV Itut nf tnforiiim. Tlie sxtunt to which it prevails In this city Is enormous and uuMifmi. trade is reitocad to a devilish art to make uvtieynutm tlie distresses of humanity, and, that hy p-crisymay ba nd.leil to other diabolical accomplish n ants, the oxph tiouani of Riolimond take the upiwr seats in e'lurch.telk patriotism and give into ths rontributitn bo.es smalt pinclitngs from enormous gain*; dandy p reach-fw end hospital matrons taking these tlithy gilts tf tbc pitim'srers ?' sec lot y as tokens of the liberality end (uM'thm -f iho donors. rhc lengths to which I'xtorikm has gone In this com fm.iiliy aie slntisi incredible. A aingln lustnnce niuy eai vc as an Illustration, 'through the active and enlarged ? xettions of ilw governincnt cl -thlng bureau intbisciiy, t .n true Is have been nude wi?h a number of mills in the Si itfi hy which It l as bo n n rood Hist they shall furnish supplies for the army at stipulated pricts. .Some days ago an ofl'rcr purchased at this hurca i for bis use a piece o. rf.dli at two dollars and sixty cents a yard. This, the g<?? a incut 11 ? n, was largely roinuseratlve to tlie man ,uctu.a- ; It paid h.m s co of arable profit, sad he Wan avtiefied to oblSin that without grasping lor the ut t.o iu,.s' g jhim of avai icc and extortion, lho price of tlio a siyjs ? | cloth, manufactured st our doors in Rich mo. . inquired at store* on Main street; the reply ir**. sixtvep and aiginecu d-.lUis a yard, Mahone'a Brigade. The following General Order *u read at drees parade oa the 16th inst.? GENERAL ORDER?NO. 24. Hbauji ahtbr*, 8si.ixl> Banians, > Hrusa's Division. July IS, 1862. J 1. The Brigadier General commanding the shore brig ade takes pleasure in communicating tothi officers and men of the command the ae ompanying letter from Ma jor General Magruder, acknowledging, in pleaslnsr and complimentary terms, their service in the late 1 > of Malvern Hill. 2. The source from which the compliment cornea nrl its connection with ? ne of the severest actions ot war, attache* to It peculiar merit, and will serve, it is hoped. as a stimulant to gallantry aud good aold<erly bearing in the future conduct of the brigade. By com mand of Brigadier General MAI10NE. R. C. Taylor, Major and A. D. C. Richmond, July 6,1862. BmnAD iot General MArtovn, Commanding Brigade:? t.KNKKAi?Having bcon called to the oominnnd of a distnnt department. wh mo my immedlato presence is re quired, I tnay not have time "to rec ivc your report. and hi'do justice to your gallantry and that of the bravo bri gade under your command I beg that you will aeoopt the assurance of my high sense of your military skill and intiepidiiy, und of the gallantry and devotion ol' the tro<u s nf your brigudo, who, with iho Irooiw of Brigadier General ffr ght's brigade, occupied and slept <>u the tldd of b ittle won from the euemy. 1 hog leave .through you, to uckuou lodge their scrv oes aud return them uiy warm est Uiauks. e ? a e e * J. Bamkukao Mauri'dbb. Deserters from tl?e Boderml Army. [From the Htcnmuud Dispatch, July 22. j The Rockingham (Vh .) Hotter says a numb r of deser ters from the ranks ami withiu the Hues oi the enemy have arrived at General Robertson's headquarters in the lust few weeks. Most of them were Vi ginians, who had been "forced" to voWiniesr in the federal army. Others are the straight out Yauks. The fU.ij f says:?In one ease we saw a captain who hwl concluded to quit Liucolu and a bad enwa and ceme "down Mouth to Dtste." Ho w is a ine looking fellow, wsU dressed, and scented to be a man or intelligence. He was not only tired of lighting agaiuat the people of the South, but stated that he agreed wi b us In principle, and would rslher occupy our plat form than the one be had just abandoned. Erom the Richmond Inquirer, July 22.] r of deserters from ihe ranks and within the lines of the cacmy have been helped by our scouts snd pickets to reich Geuersl Robertson's headquarters, near Harrisonburg, during the litst few days. Seine of these de criers were privates in the Yankee army, whilst others held pneitious of rank aud distinction. (From the Rockingham (Vs.) Register, July 18.] PusertKiue from the federal army, siuce its attempted occupation of the valley of Virginia, have beeu quite uiunurous. Wo have soon us many as eleven in a squad making their way from the thraldom and tyranny of the Yankee aruiy to the Confederate lines. We sawanum her of this kind a few days ugo. They were all, or nearly all. Virgin) ins, a id had b.-en ''forced to volunteer" in tho federal army. Thoy were originally residents of counties iu w inch the Yaukee army had secured a temporary foot hold, and were told that unless they "voiuntoered" to tight under the federal standard thoy would be taken pri soners, their pro|torty destroyed aud they sent Into con lii e iu-nt. Under such influences they were lu iuccd, the* say, to enter the federal service. Oi course, such could n d be expected to endurothe service into which they wore dragged, and the tirst good opportunity they gut they wore off lor the lutid of "Dixie." Those we saw con currcd in stating that if others of their companions iu amis knew that they would bo' received kindly in the Confederate Hnes, thai whole companies aud regiments would dese t. they repre-ent the federal service as too intolerable to be borue. ospeci illy as U obliges many who really love the i-outh, und luve friends and kinsmen in the southern confederacy, to lift their bands ngaiust their beet friends. He must bo a very base Virginian indeed who can now continue iu th ? Inderal service, after the developments which have been made by the abolition faction, who liavo tirought Unur onco huiqiy aud pwicoiul country to' the verge of bankruptcy and ruin. The Yankee* auil the Negroes* [Fiuni tlio Richmond liis;hilcii. July 18.J It upiieurs from statements iu tlio Northern newspa pers ttint McClehan proposss to oiup.oy t e.roos to pe: - form the hu.d luhor ?n nis lortitlcatii.ua. witli a view t > save his tmopg fr.m the per la ol auustioke. Tuts is the sort cf freedom the deluus.t slaves enjoy wbou they get into the clutches of tlio abolitionists, liiey are worked t-> (ha b, in order to-avo ilio lives of a proportionate u imher or iniseiublu Yank.rs, not one-hall' of whom can lay as much claim to leHpcvtabiliiy as ilio blackest coin He'd negro in Virginia. We hope our authorities, in no f tiatlug lor an exchange ol' prison.-rs, will molco lbu In vaders account for at lean a |a>rtiou ol' the "conlia buids" thoy have stolen, though in m.Uiiny uji their rela tive value it itvmlda} pear tlial one ti'gjer teat equal to Into l'ankea. Ei'tarned to Their Master*. [From the Ktclinioud Knqulior, July 22.] Two more runaway negroes?one belong! .g to Geo. ?. W. I/iwis, of Rockingham county, and tho other to Col. M. U. Harm mi, ol' flautiton?having become disgusted w ilh, und tired or, association and companionship with ths Yankees, hare voluntarily returned to tbeir homes. The News from Middle Tennessee* [From the Kuoxvliio Register, July lb.J The new a we lay before our readers this morning from Middle Teiinessoe is of the most gratifying character to the .Southern men of this section, not only Irom the ex lent of the victory achieved by Colonel Forrest, the brl soncuscaptured and the a ton a uken and destroyed, but also Irom (1m indication It aflt.rd* that our Puces at Chattanooga are iu a state ol activity, ua<l have a spirit aroused that gives ns reasonable g o nd to hop* shortly for the cxpulsiou of the invaders from the State. There is reason to bolleve that this daring ex|ioditlon of lor rest's will ha rujlowed up by other movements, which will rapidly break the power of the insolent d*.<po.ism urn or which the Mate s now groaning. luelluud Mitcntl will jerliaps be furtmial* If (hoy can make a "strategic'' movement towards their gunboats even itair hs successful as that recently taado by Ik. young Napoleuu from bci'or* Kichinuml. From our northern border we learn that the federals are 0X|i?ctIng large rciurorcemuuls from Kentucky at Cumberland iiap. In the meuntinio, in that rcgiuu, they are skulking out or sight of our foices. and only snowing themselves irom day to day under lings of truce. What the ostensible purpose of the.-c tiigs of truce interviews is, docs not lianspirc; b it we doubt not their real purpossja to gala surreptitious information of the strength and uf-p sition of our forces, as well as to goiii Mine lor the coming up of their reinforcements. We trust ihut i urnrmy in l'awel * Valley will exhibit soruo oi' the enie:prise so lecintly shown by Forresi and Mor gan, and, by prompt and rapid action, clean the invading Hessians and lories out of our mountains, before their ox pec led aid iu men and supplies can r*acli them. We le no that th ru Is a straggling force of seme 5.000 between Clintun und llig Cro k<lap. Their ease ought tube a i i|.' ed to at once. Wo presume these are the same who sur prised Mr Lin'a cavalry at Wallace'* Cro-s Roads. The insult or thai raid, by the way, was not so serious to tin as represented by the flrst coiri rs who came in?the OmfVlerutc bes being only one killed and lour or Dve wounded, while the six or eight who were sup|s>sed to iiave been captured by the euciuy have since come in sate and so,.ml. When shall wo hear that Ike watch word of our army lieyoud the Clinch is 'On u> Kentucky." Major Jorila*. This federal office. . caplnre<l by ( ol. Morgan, at Temp kiasville, Ky., was, we learn, sent < IT yesterday morning to Madison, lis.. under gu trd. A good deal of t-xclteiuml aguiiial nun in llilsciiy was caused by Ibechargo that he was the officer who ordered llie Utiles or Sparta to co k bre-ikfasl lor hit iroo|w, aud said if it was uot done he wis.Id torn his men loose uihhi them to do as Ihey pleased. Wound* it u i that he den *?i slig (lie language aiiributsd to hiin.ai.d says thai lie told the cltisens of Sparta that his ineii were very hungry and must have s imcthing to nat,nnd. if not turnislied. he would have to turn tliem loose to help themselves, ami would not, in that cue, he responsible for their conduct; nod he emphatically denies the construction placed on his language, to the effect that he would turn tliein looge to outrage tho women. I'ueai bly he tnay not have inlended so heiuous a crime, but the evidence of his guilt Is such, wo think, as to require Investigation by the War l>spartni. nt. in order I hat, If found guilty, he may receive punishment commnnsurato with tho diabolical character of Ins crime. Whatever other duty may go uu|ierf.irnied let llie virtue of our women he protected from llrndlah outrage and threats of vlo enee nr even the slightest Intimation of It. If Ituller or any of his Imitators ever, by the fortunes of war, fall into our builds. gh o them the gibbet without dolay, as a warulng lo ail similar beasts Morgan at Tompklnsvlllr. The Knoxvllhi Hiffi-ter suys the regiment surprised and rrraited at Tompkhtsville was the sennth INmnsylvania rev m ail. tw s h udred and sevenl meu, commanded by MS|<>r I hos. Jordan. The result of Hie victory was. that i ho whole camp and storos fell Into our hamls, cons sling cf l-nis On* h imlred head of stork hors a and mules; eight wagons and harness, one hundred carbines and ri lies; a fine lot of side arms and n largo quantity < f ammu nition^ line lot of provisions, clothing, Jtc. Front Nashville. Ths Knoxville he .infer stales that Amly Johnson has re signed his Mllitaiy Governorship ami returned to IVash li.gion. lie has been succeeded by IVm. R. Campbell, w ho indicates already a disposition to sur|>nss even Andy in hi-iles|xitlc rule. Its h is summoned ail tb* merchants of Nashvllls to go forward aurl lako tho oath of allegiance, an act of tyranny which Andy had omitted. General Dee's l'lstols Presented to the Gnei ilia Morgan. [From the Richmond Dispatch, July x2 ] The ho'slsr pistols <il the lamented (Jan. Iiarnard E. Bee, one of the heroes of Min .s<n?, have been presented l>y his wPlow to the Confederate Stales; and Opt. rhllds, of the Urdnsuco Depai tine lit, present* d them to Coluusi Johu II. Kurgan, a chieftain, worthy to woar them. Mlscellaneons Demi. Ths Richmond papers contain numsrous notices of de serters and advortisc.iirnts of "substitutes" wanted. The IMtpntch suys that ths well prisoners at Bells Tale ars delayed froi .eliiniing N rth by request of General McClsllan?he d*su ug pi be furnished with s list sf them. A Mr. Edward A. I'chard announced a new work, "The FlfstYearof tho War. ?' It is published In Richmond James A. Ifiavur,.? private lu (ho Twentieth Georgia regiment, was arraigned on the 21st in Richmond, far (he murder of Edward Dunn, a private of artillery. A Hov Henry T. Gee. who professes to have escaped from Batoo Rouge, informs the Richmond OirpcUch that Geo Williams bad issued an order against negro stealing, a:rd Com. Ferragut had declared, that he would not tola* rata U; but the citizens did not put much faith in this, particularly as the latter officer took off three hundred fugitive slaves with his fleet whan it sailed from Vicks burg. 'I he people in the country are preparing to move bark from the banks of the river, in accordance with ' <n Horn's recommendation, and in thre> months a banks cf the Mississippi, from Baton Rouge to New Urleans, will be tennntless. Tli ? Richmond Ditpatk, alluding to Hon. Kdward Eve rett s eftoits m behail of tho Uni< u, calls hi n a "polished 0 nven, who luui servod both God and mammon, who has been proucher, politician, sycophant, c nsorvstivn, fanatic hy turns, and any and everything where thrift might follow after." [From I he Richmond Enquirer, July 22.] Ijnk or Tklchrai'H.?The R- ckingh m t< it' r states that a line of telegraph, ct nuecting Harrisonburg ami Staunton, is now in cms-' of coi'Sti uction. It is a "mili tary necessity," of which (ion. Roltertson is disposed to uvail himself, 'this will place us In iustuiilaue us cou n cllm with < ur stale aud Confederate capital. Major Hannan lias charge of the construction of the liuo. Moxt'imvT to Tim Gai.i sst Asitsv.?'I he " Mason Ran ge! s. ' a Maryland ootii|NUiy. lately wi der command of the lamented Asbliy, have subsi ribod over three hundred and 11: ty d liars, to erect a mcnumeut to the memory of that gallant hero. fFrom tho Richmond Dispatch, July 22 ] Skizcrkk.?Governtn lit oillcors, last week, soized a large umount of sugar aud some 600 barrels or flour and sugar which were stored in Charlotte, N. C. Thirty cents 1 sr pound was allowed for the sugar. The sugar and ilour both were taken for thu soldiers. Mipitahy Arroijrrnijrr.?t'oiouol JohnR. Jones,of Har risonburg, Va., hus been apiminted Brigadier General, and assigned to tne command of a brigade under Jackson. I From ilia MdMHod Examiner, July 22 J Tin Vn T my ok M. XA.-tt.ts.?Yesterday was the anni ver-ai y ot the haiti anil victory of Manassas. We bavo beard o. sever.il | air o ic and Impromptu observances of the day that n ntc illusion to the Yankees aud hope aud Inspiration to thu folded rosy. In this vicinity the cele bration, U it was tint spontaneous and d|>en, we are sure was more liearlielt, and the graves of a thousand heroes ware watered, ami their flowers reireshed, by the manly tribute o. Use scattered heroes of that ever memorable light. Pbisoxers ox the Islakd ?Bel'.e Islo now contains up wards of 4,700 Yankoe prisoners or war, who are shel tered from the sun by excollent touts, and supplied with all the games of pastime and sport that their inclinations suggest. Upwards of five hundred more will go over to day. A few prisoners arrived yesterday. About 1.000 wounded remain at tha Libby prison, lu tho care or the federal surgeons. A Iikskktbr Shot.?B. F. Frank, a solilior, was shot yesterday by thu guard while attempting to desert. The shooting took place on Main street, near Tenth. Frank was halted, and on attempting to flee was shot in tha Instep, the ball disabling him. We did not team bis re giment. He was oonfluud in Castla Godwin. His wound is not dangerous. STATE OF THE CHOPS. Grain In Abundance?Prospects off Corn Cheering. There is now no doubt that wc shall be able again to supply the European markets with all the grain that will be needed to make up thu deficiency iu the crops of foreign nations. The wheat and rye in this country have neany all been harvested, and, besides being of a superb quality, liuvc turned out in thu aggregate more abundant than ever. fiats has not yet fully ripeued in the more northerly sections;but sufficient is known to warrant the belief thai llie crop will be nearly an average one. Hay Is mostly all cut and ourcd, and hardly a complaint from any quarter h is reachod us in regard to it. Corn is not yet out of harm's way; but the prospect it as never bettor fur an abundant yield. We glvo below tbo sub'tunco nf a number or item*,con cerning tbe various kinds of crops, wbicli we Hod in tlic country papers: U Central Mew York wheat, barley, rye, oats and cl ver are rcpies nted as being good; but grass will hardly reach the average yield, All kinds of fruit pro miso well, and the farmers have much to be grate fid for. In New Jersey tho wheat harvest is finished, and throughout tbo State the y icM is very satisfactory. Oats is ub >ut ready for lite machines, and in most sections is in excellent condition, reaches will be as plenty as blackberries. In Pennsylvania the wheat crop is enormous, and it Is ?aid If the corn and other crops turnout as present ap pearance* premise tho farmers will be troubled lor barn room. Maryland has nothing to complain of, the wheat crop being about a fair average. In tbe majority of the coun ties it is above tbo average, but in some instances below Ibe grain is generally mature and uninjured. The oats crop has been injured by the red bug. The corn crop is recovering from the elfeet of cold, wet weather, and now promises well. In Western Virginia tbe wheat is all harveatod and is very heavy. Oats on low ground was a little injured by tbe rust; but on high ground tho crop is good. The grass was remarkably heavy. Corn and potatoes are im proving rapidly. As far as we know of rebel Virginia, tbo crops aro also good. In Frederick, Clarko, .leHbrson and Rocking ham countlee the yield is very heavy. Secession journals s. y that enough grain has been raised in the valley or Virginia to feed the rebel army a year, in some counties ouly a portion of the wheat was harvested owing to a scarcity of humls. Tbe news from ? rttlo is cheering, the harvest thus far has produced tbe largest reward for tbo labors or the farmers, and the coru prospect was never mote batter ing. Tbe bottom lands aro exceed.ng their former pro ductiveness and giving promise of a tremeudous yield, and ihcre iwems nothing iu tho way to check the reallxa liou if the largest hopes. Iu Iowa the fall wheat has been harvested, and pro duces well; but in many sections of the State spring wheal has alm-sl entirely failed. Other crops are good, aud no tears are entertained. In Minnesota the wheat crop will yisld much larger tlnn iu lhdO, and at least one-third more land was (own than lust year. Rye, hurley, oats aud coru also promise a lurge yield. Tho wheat crop in Illinois is uncommonly heavy, au 1 is secured beyoud any coutlngvncy, and the breadth of land rea ed is fur greater tbaa In any former year. Oats bos b?.on somewhat damaged by drouglit, and tbe crop may rail botow tbe avoroge. Everything else locks woll, and with seasonable w< alhor in August tho corn will be abuudaul. In Missouri, particularly the northern part, where bushwhacking aud Jay hawking have not disturbel to any great extent the peaceful inhabitants, lbs farmers have been richly rewarded, and their prospect is furthermore cheering. It is said the Slate will send to market this year fourfold her usual amount of tobacco. Kentucky aud Isuueeeoe have been so much troubled by guerilla raids that we can form no estimate of tbo productions ef those two Slates. An unusual quantity <f laud has been appropriated this year to the culture of tobacco in Kentucky, and cotton raising In tb- se portions of Tenuseece where it could be gono into without fear of disturbance has been the employment of the plauters, to the txoliislon of all other crops. We learn from Mississippi that the negroes are carry ing on plantation work as faithfully under tbe oontroi of the mistress m though the master was present; and as but littlo cotton has been planted the breadth of other cro|M is correspondingly Urge. From the othor sections?f "Dixies land'' we have no reliable lufoi minion, hut presume that what is Mid of Mb-Hiseippi may be appiic.ble to all other purls of the Sooth. Arrival of Wonmlrd I'nlon Soldiers at Philadelphia. ruiLinsLi'uu, July 20,1*102. The steamer S. R. Ppanhllng ha* arrived here from Fortress Monroe, with 240 wounded from Richmond. Their names have already been published. The following died on the passage:?CharlesPchultx, Company 0, Seventh Mow York, and Joseph Buckley, Twentieth Massachusetts. The released prisoners, while In Richmond, were all well treated by the ofllcera and men of the rebel army. Tbe troops from Mississippi and tteorgia were specially kind In their treatment ot the prisoners United States Treasury notes were eagerly taken by the rebels. Baltimore n?i?-* were also taken by theui, but were looked up>n with distrust. FitmvJi, or St. OaaaiCL's Cst-m.s, Tmwrr-?kvisTU Strot.?? grand festival and picnic is to corns sff to morrow at Jones' Wood, in aid of the schools attached to St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic uhurcli, Thlity-seventh street, near Second avenue. It is gotten up hv the mem btri or tits oongrefMM. yd from all appearances bids fair to be ons of the best festivals of the season. IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON. Enforcement of the Sixth Section of the Confiscation Act* THE PROCLAMATION OF THE PRESIDENT. A Warning to Ail Persons In Rebellion Against the Government. The Sixty Bays Notice to Traitors Promulgated. HONORS TO EX-PRESIDENT YIN BIREN, fcftj k(ii as* A Proclamation. BY TUB YKESIDKNT OP TIIB UNITED STATES OP AMERICA. In pursuance of the sixth section of the act of Congress entitled "An act to suppress insurrec tion, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes," approved July 17. 1862, aud which act, and the joint resolution explanatory thereof, are herewith published, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim to and warn all persons within the contemplation of said sixth sec tion to cease participating in, aiding, counte nancing, or abetting the existing rebellion, or any rebellion, against the government of the United States, and to return to their proper allegiance to the United States, on pain of the forfeitures and seizures as within and by said sixth section pro vided. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my baud and caused the seal of the United States to be aftixed. Done at the City of Washington, this 2.5th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred aud sixty-two, [L. S.] aud of the Independence of the United States the eighty-seventh. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By the President?William H. Seward, Secre' tary of State. Tlte Sixtli Section. Annexed is tUu aixt.li moUou of the Con (local ion act re ferred to by i!io Prosl.lont in the above proclamation S<'. 6 t wl be U fur>her enacted. That if any person within nnv rt.ito or Torritory of the United States, ott.or than lii 69 named as aforeF.Vd, after the passage of thia ect, boipg engaged in nrnieJ rebellion against tho gov ernment of the United States, or aiding or abetting such rebellion, shall uot, within sixty days after public warn ing uiul i>roclamation duly giveu and made by tho Pre sidant of tho United States, cease to aid, rountenanc ? and abet such rebellion, and return to his allegianca to the United States, all tho osteto and property, moneys, stacks and credits of such )arson shall be liable to seisure es aforesaid, ana It shall be tho duty of tho Pre sident to sckte and use litem ae aforesaid, or the proceeds thereof. And all sales, transfers or convcyanoos of any such property after the expiration of tbe said sixty days from the date of such warning aad proclamation shall be null and void; and it a ball be a sufficient bar to any ?nit brought by such per eon for the possession or th* use of such properly, or aay of It, to allege and prov* that be is one of tbe persons described in this section. Nine mad Twelve Months' Men. Was Dki'aktskmt, Washiniiton, \ Adji'tawt Gkxehal'x limn, July 25, 1862 J Capt. W. R. 1.4MB, Muster lug Officer, llarrtsburg, Pa. The call by Governor Curtin for nine end twelve months men was niude without previous consultation or direc tion of tho President or War Department, and, ha. ing boon made, 11 was doomed by the President and by the Department better to accept such troops aa were offered under that call. But it is proper to bo noticed that tbe law docs not allow any bounty to the nine months' mcu> except the twenty-five dollars paid at tbe time of being imattorcd into service. Tho rem.lining seventy live dot. Inrs is only payable to those who enlist tor three years or during the war. I.. THOMAS. Adjutant General. Tuoe. M. Vixi e.vt, Assistant Adjutant General. National Tribute of Respect to the Me mory of Martin Vast Baren. Wasuisutob, July 2u. 1802. . The President, with deep regret, announces to the people of the United States the dece ise, at Kinderbock, N. Y., on (he 24th Inst , U ins honored predecessor. Martin Van Biiren. This event will invasion mourning in the nation for the less of a citizen and a public servant whose memory will lie gralefuity cherished. Alilionjh it itusoecurre<l at a lime when his country is ailheted with division and civil war. tli? grief of his patriotic I rieuds will tneasurably be itsuuged hy the const lousnrrs th't, while suffering with cLwiiso. and seeing his end appri aching, ins prayers were lor the restoration of the autliortty of the govermneut of w hich lie bad I teen the head, nnd for pe:.et and good will among his te low cltixci t. As a ma. k ot' r<>|s<el lor bis memory it Is ordnred that tbe executive mansion and tlie several executive ue;iarl meats, oxcepting those rf tho War and Navy, be Imme diately placed in mourning, and all business bo sus pointed during to-morrow. It is further ordered thst the War and Navy Depart ments cause euitablo military and naval honors to he paid on this ia-casi'U to tbe memory of the illustrious dead. AfiKAItAM US* QLN. GENERAL ORDERS?NO. NO. Was Pkp.irtsk\?t. AejiTAsr t rwrszi 's flmri, 1 WASII1SOTOV, July 25, 1802. f 1. The following order of the President of tbe United States cummtin cntcs iutoriuath.no the death of ex-Pre sldunl Martin Van Ruren ? W.tsinxnwv, July 25,1802. Tho Prerldent, with d"ep regret, annoiiuis s to the ;>eo pie of the United Nbit.s iho dioeae* at Klndsrhook, New Vork, on tlie 24th last., of his Itoiiorod predecessor, Mar tin .in Huron. In is event will ecca?bm nvtrnb.g In the nat.on for tlie loss of a citizen mid a pnlill servant those memory will ha gratefully cherished. Altle ugh It has orcurred at a time when tils country Is atTlh ted with division and civil war, the grief "f his patriot o irieads will nioisiirahly he assuaged by tlie ctn-elousiiess that while sufibi ing with disea?e and soelnz his end a.iproni liluv, his prnyers were for the ns'toratl. n of the a rh.ifdy ot the governmont of whlrii he had t?sn tlie haul, and for pence and goist will nni" g his to low cl'h ens. As a ma- k f res. set tor hi* m. mory it is ordered that Ihe executive mansion t d the Fcveral executive deport nienii, excel ting thoHi of MM War and the Navy, be tm mediately pla< ed in mouruiiig, and all liuninm-s be sua ponded during to morrow. It Is further ordered that lb* War nnd N'avy Ueps'-t ments cause suitable military and naval honms to b > paid ou ties ooras ou to tho memory of tlio illiiidrtoo* lead. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. 2. On the day after tbe receipt of ihs order tho troops will be paru led at ten o'ohek In the morning ami tbe order read to tlietn. tho national (lag will be display ? I at lia'f-staff. At tbn dawn of day thirteen g ins will bo flrcd, nnd afterwards, at intervale o' thirty minutes, between rising and setting aim, a si i"'? gnu; and at ilie close of the day a national saint, o. thirty-four gun. The officers ui the army will wear cr ipe on the left arm and on their swords nud the colors uf the several regiments will bo put in moiirtiing for the period of si* months. By order of Ihe tier re tar y of War. L. tHOMAS, Adjutant General. ntCAMTNtBXT ovStats, Wt*Bixur??x. July 26, 1802. Pnfsnsnt to the order of the President, this I opart, ment will be rlose<) tomorrow, ih" 2?kh instant, as a murk of respect to tbe memory of ex P evident Van Hureu. WILLIAM II 8KWARD. GENERAL NFAVN. Wasmhouob, July 20,1S02. TUB rOSITiOH OP SKCKKTAKV VKWAIIP. A rtellr.Uien of the position of Mofetary coward, evt dyntiy sutUvriUtus, Is published th? luomlrg, from which, in Um '"r'r <* t>M arttoto, It apiwars h* la contact, aa ha hitherto haa b??n, ta remain where ha ta aa long aa thia cauaalaaa and ialquituua war continues, aad ?o h>ng aa tba chosen Chief Mag istrata of the country raqulraa It, even though hta advlca should be overruled, which happens very rarely, aad then In cases which his own Judgment, better informed, approv es. At the same time he would not, if he coukl, for any reason prolong hia stay in the place he now holds-no hour beyond the time when the President shall think it wise to relieve him; and when he shall retire from it It will be with the determination he haa more than once heretofore expressed, under no circura lances whatever to be a placeholder in the service of his country, even alih'uigh, as he most confidently expects, it shall emerge in lis full strength and greatness from its present hoe' tilMiee. He hopes that no one of his fellow citizens thinks so un kindly of him aa to suppose that be would be content to exercise power in a fraction of it If it should consent to be divided. THH CALL OF GOVERNOR CURT1N FOR VOLUNTEERS. it is olticially published that the call of Governor Curtin for mue and twelve months mon was made without pre vious consultation with, or direction of, the President or War Peparlmeut, and, having been made, it was deemed by the President and War Department better to accept such troops as ware offersJ under that call; but it is pro per to notice that tbe law does not ullow any bounty to the nine months men, except tbe $25 iiaid at the time of being mustered into service; the remaining$75 is payable only to those who enlist for three years or during lbs war. ARMY RESIGNATIONS. The resignation of t'aputu A. H. Dreneman, of tbe Eighteenth, and Second Lieutenant Howard Boeder, of tbe First infantry, have been accepted by the President, to take effoct July 22. ASSIGNMENT OP MUSICAL INSPECTORS. The following assignments have been made of medical oflicers:?Medical Inspectors Perley and Coolidge to duty in the Surgeon General's office and in the military district oi Washington; Medical Inspectors Cuylor, Kesney, Ly man and Allsn to report in person to the Assistant Surgeon General at St. Louia for duty in tha Department of the Mississippi; Medical Inspector Maseey and Assistant Surgeon Parry to report to General McC'lellaa in the Army of the Potouiuc. THE KZCnAKOE OF PRISONERS. The official document necessary to consummate tbe ro. cently arranged agreement for a general exchange of priscners has been forwarded to General Dix. NUMERICAL DESIGNATION OF TI1E CORPS OF THE ARMT. The designation in General Orders No. 125, from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, of the forces commanded by Brigadier Generals Porter and Franklin, as tbe Fifth and Sixth Army Corps, is confirmed by the War Department. The forces under MivJor General Dix will constitute lbs Seventh, those under Major General Wool tbo Eighth, and those under Major General Burn side (belonging to the Dcpaitmcut of North Carolina), the Ninth Army Cor|is. THE SUBSISTENCE OF RKCRUIT8. In organizing new regiments of volunteers tbe subsis tence of the recruits, prior to thscompletion of the organi zation, will be chargeable against the appropriation ';For collecting,organizing and drilling volunteers." After tbe organization of the regiment is completed, and they have been inspected by tho mustering officer for tho State, subsistence will be provided by tbe Subsistence Depart ment. THE REPORTS OP THE CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDING!" It bat boon usual in yours post ror the p|iorlcrs of the Ctmgrt'umal Qiobr. lo be employed tlioreon four weeks after tho close of tlio session, in bringing up <le bites; but this ye<r the full record Is already made, though the debates, to., on many days have run from twenty live to forty columns. The I' Tig pendancy of the Tax and Tat iff bills lo committee enabled Coagres* to get oil' more than the usual number of buncombe speeches, and to do a great deal of business of minor importance. The continual spinning out of the session to suit the radical faction In their uifort to usurp all the tower of (be government resulted In so careful a manner of closing up business that reports of committees of confsrence have boen acted upon understanding^. Wherever it has been found that orrurs had occurred during the session supplementary acts have been passed. TDK KAVT. Acting Assistant Paymaster Wm. C. Cook was ordered on tho 7tb inst. to the United States steamer Penguin. TUB WASHINGTON AND POTOMAC AQUEDUCT. The Secretary of the Interior has appointed William R. Hutton, Esq., Chief Engineer of the Washington and Po tomac aqueduct, and the completion of this graat work may be looked forward to ?itli confidence. The conductor, of eight feet diameter, is finished, except at a few points between deep euta. The distributing reservoir, Ave miles from this city. Is to be completed, as is tbe super structure of the span of the Cabin John creek. The dam at lite great fails of tbe Potomac remains to be built. Secretary Smith has ordered that the name of Jefferson Pavis, Secretary of State, shall be chiseled out of tho corner stone of the Cabin John crock span, which is now the largest in the world. This immense work, together with that of lha Capitol extension, was upon the hands of Captain Meigs, now General, at the same time. Be'ore these works were put under hie clutrge corrupt actions stained their history, and tbe Jobbers are now busy In seeking appninlmeuts from the President and Hecrot. ,y of the Interior wberoliy the old system of plundering may be restored, General Meigs vigorously adopted the plan of paying fair prio -s lo me chanics and artisans, and In his purchases he Invited proposals only from those engaged in the uia. lacture or sale of articles that were desired. This idea is now pretty generally acted upon by our departments. EFFECT OF THE ADJOURNMENT OK CONOKZSS. The adjournment of Congress lias airuady bad a per ceptible cff. i t ii|ion every bench of trade. Rooms that formerly rented at exhorhitant rates have deterru nled any per cent in value. Hotels that formerly domaiiued two dollars per day for meals aks o now accept of one dollar per day. Indeed tho town has grown in a au. a great deal more stupid, and will probnbly couliuuc so for six months to come. The troops of General l'o|<e will s hid leave lh? neighborhood of the city, and then thora will be a general exodus of sudors and dealers iu small wares. Tlte elty will ba as of old during recess?the abode of a very slow and respectable people, who cool lhe:na<'lvoe during tho hot weather by tho delightful remembrance that tliey are of gentle blood. Tbe torts have all a sleepy In.>k, na they sun themselve s on the ad,act .it hilltops, aud It will require Stonewall Jtcksuu with half a hundred thousand men at his hseis to w.uo up the Washlngto.dans to a consciousness of the.r ln>. iwrtance. A majority or tlis Congressmen have g no to their homes, many of tho department clerks have svacu alisi, and the Capitol is now ellant and sombre. WARLIKE INVENTIONS. Advantage has bjeu taken of tho recuse of Congress, by the thousand and one inventors of new projectiles, crdnanue auil other appurtenances of warfare, to press tlieir peculiar contrivances upon the l atent and War departments. Horns of these inventions are really won derful. Among otl.ois there Is a lover Held gun, six bar relled, that will Are aovoral hundred b.ilie per minute with the greatest precision. This was Invented by a Vermont farmer, who had no familUilty with A rear tns, and hud never ston a battery. Pre*blunt l.mcoln wit nessed tho test of thw gun on Friday, and was greatly de lighted wiih its precision and rapidity. A new musket prcjectile, of eteul, concave at both ends, ami capable of cutting through an Inch metallic plate at four hundred yards, l? another lnrontt"D that has attracted tome regard. The Navy Yard Is packed with Models op new battet les, some of which are intended to run by hand, like a Are envine. Those w mid be apt machines for tho Fire Zouaves. THE CnAKOSS AGAINST TltS PIHSfRR'NG AGENT OF the post office dkfahihmnt. A dis|>osttl?n having been mauirested, In the Post Office Ileiutriment, to smother lite charges made against j Mr. Hell, the late disbursing sgent of the Oepartmsnt, an Investigation is shout to be demanded. If the eharr-s I are unjust it ia duo to Mr. Hall that the fact sh< ulu , publicly proved. It they are > i.?Uinel, no oiilcer In tl?? ! Department should t?*ri lotpato In tho concealment of the i fact. The a (fair has obtained much notoriety, aud | iiOthlug but an Investigation will clear the olJli:ere of tho Lepartmcut from puoltc censure. GENERAL LANK. OF KAN-iA'. 11 is s ml.itake that General Jim I*ne. u. Kai sis, taut ? beet, authorized to raise nu army, to bee ndu< to I "oa I his own principle* and to hi* own way." Gen. Lane hM ?Imply been authorized to act a* recruiting oScer in TBS TREABCRY EXTENSION. Isaiah Roger*, the architect of many of the flaeat puhlfd building* in New York, New Orlean* and Cincimiatl, ha* been appointed supervising architect of the Treasury extension, in the place of A. B. Young, wbeae removal was recommended by the Committee en Expenditures on 1'ublic Building8. A BUREAU OP EDUCATION. An elTort is about to be made to procure the Institution of a bureau or education in the Department of the Inte rior. This movement waa initiated *ome time age, by Rev. Mr. McJilton, for many year* School Commissioner in Baltimore. It finds favor wtth the administration, and will probably tie recommended In- the report of thn Secretary of the Interior. FINDING OF THE COURT MARTIAL AT FORT COLUMBUS. The finding of a general court martial recently convened at I'ort Columbus having been submitted to the Secretary of War, the lollowing ts his ordor -thereon:? I.ientenant W. K. Miller, Seventh infantry, I* round guilty of neglect and vi lalion of duly deserving the no rious censure of the department. ENFORCEMENT OF THE CONFISCATION ACT. The original manuscript of the Executive in regard to tho ordar fur the seizure and use of property in the rebel Statea, Ac., does not include North Carolina. EMPLOYMENT OF CONTRABANDS. The female portion ol the contrabands recently re. moved from Capitol Hill to tha lata oamp of the Ms. Clellan Dragoons, near the suburbs of the city, are to bn made uaoful in tha capacity of washerwoman In tha hos pitals. APPOINTMENTS UNDER THE SLAVE TRADE TRBATT. Alouzo C. Upham, of Leroy, N. H., has been appointed Judge, to reside at Cape Town, under the Seward-LyenB treaty for the aupprosslon of tha slave trade. VEGETABLES FOR THR SOLDIERS. Arrangements have been mado by tbe Commissary Da. partmcnt to furnish tho Army of the Potomac with a full supply of vegetables, such as beets, carrots, pulsions, onions and tomatoes, from the markets of Philadelphia, Now York .and Baltimora. Thasa, together with fresh bread, will contribute greatly to tha health of tha aoU diar*. The bakeries are rapidly programing, and wll toon be in operation. ATROCITIES OF THE REBELS. Tho following Is an axtrnct from a letter found In thn Post OiUce at Jacksonville, N. C., upon tha occupation aC that plaue by tha United States forces. It establishes beyond all doubt tha truth of tba statements heretofore made as to tha atrucilias committed by tha rebels on thn dead bodies of our soldiers? Camp Pickens. Manassas Jrxtmox, Dec. 2,1801. My 1>*ar Siktsr?I have seen more since 1 hare been in tnis war tliau 1 ever expected to see in my lire. I went on thebattlo tleld one day, where tho i;i?,t buttle was fopght, and 1 saw more than I ever expected Pa see or ever want to sou again. 1 paw soldiers of one Georgia regiment grabble up Yan kees that had been buried, and I saw them pull off their heads and scrape off the meat and hair ? >fT their heads, and lake the skull bone with them to .send home for their folks to sue; and there were a groat many bodies of horses lying over the Holds, which caused a terrible scent. Your dear brother, HYMAN CATON. I'tract your letter, "Hyman Caton. Company 1, Fourth regiment, North Carolina tftnt* troops, Manapsas Junc tion, Va . NEWS FROM GEN. POPE'S ARMY. Five Cants He-ward OffV-retl for an Ah. aconded Captain. Hk.uxh artkiis, Army or Viroinia, ? WasiunuTon, July 26,1862. J Captain Samuel L. Harrison, of tho Ninety-Oftb regi ment New York Volunteers, Is reported by bis Command lug General as having deserted his company ou the 2list of thus mouth and gone to Now Vork. A reward of Uvo cents is hereby offered for hie apprehension. By order o? Mtjor Goucral POPS Grown: P. Reunites, Chief of Staff. Effect of Gen. Hatch's Recent Expedi tion. I.rrna WA?mx<rro!?, Va., July 20,1802. Yeeterdey four guerillas tired upou ami wounded two men, two and a half miles from town, and killed one horse. Tho men were Gen. Wl Warns' orderlies. Thor had been eating dinner at a farmhouse, where tho pro prietor urged them to remain longer, rapt. Williams, of the Michigan cavalry, commanding Gen. Williams' escort, went out and brought in eight Virginians from the neighborhood, one of whom was a soldier, and the evi dence showed that be was one of the parly who tired on the orderliea. Wilhiu the past three day* Gen. Hatch has crossed Swift Run Gap to McUaughoy's town, tbonce down the valley to Luray, which is occupied by our forces. It# met no enemy in foroe, and brought m scvoral prisoners. Stonewall Jackson is represented is being still iu the vicinity of Gordonsville, apparently awaiting our ad vance. General Ranks' corps is eligibly encamped in a well' watered and fertile location. Tho whole army Is auz iously awaiting orders for a forward movement. They are In tho best of spirits. Tho poople of fuliiepper, Orange and Madison ro'? thunderstruck at the recent sudden appearance of (no Union forces under General Hatch. Tncy are represented as being heartily sick of the war. They may well be,for the proejicci of starvation stares them in the face. Their stock has been driven off by the rebels, the wheal crop is almost annihilated by rust and worm,and the com, scarcely above the ground, has no chance of rlpo.nug be' fore the autumn frosts. There have been almost incessant rains in this section for several days, ruling the mountain streams to a great height, retarding trains u some cases, aud rendering travel more circuitoua. THE WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST. The Bombardmcnt of Vlckebtsi g?Th? Ham Arkansas Repairing?Guerilla* Along the Mississippi, dr., Ac. Cairo, III.. July 2$, ItJdC The summer Wilson,from Vicksburg, arrived lost uight. When In Princeton bend, eighty mi Ins above Vick-biirg, she wis fired into from the Mississippi sidn by scveial six plunders aud s so >re or two of musknts, aud was hit about sixty times, mostly by musket balls. <*o shell burst directly under the boilor. No on# was hnrt, Mkuciiis, July 23.1862. The news from Vicksburg is uutmportaul. Tue bora b.irdmetit was renewed from the tipper Sent. The eboht reply occasionally. The Arkansas at last advices wag still under the protection of the rebel baiterlee, under going repairs. Two hundred and forty persons took tho uoth yeter day, and one hundred and twenty received permits to go South. Kchsl forays at I'lnrrnre, Ala., and Along the Tennessee Hirer. Cairo, July 26, 1M2. The steamer Rvsnsvlile, from the Tunnessee river, brings the news of a rebel raid at Florence, Ale., on Tuesday last. They eutcrod the city and burned all the warehouses used lor our commissary sad quarterm/ater stores, and all the cotton in the vlclntty. They also seized the United States steamer Golonna. uml lor oonvoylng army supplMs over the shoo's. They to?k all the money belonging to the boat and passengers, and then burned hi r. The property destroyed Is reported to be or great value. A small detachment of Ceueral Xltcbel's army was captured. The rebels then proceeded down the Teesosgde river tr Chickasaw, Waterloo and the vicinity of Kgetport, and burned all tho warehouses which coutsh'Sil cotton. An?il?er baud of forty ratio's attacked ? w*go? train noar I'l .tshurg Landing, ami'Uptured sixty wag Otis cou; veylng commissary and iptn: lei mister stores. Coroner's Istfdmi. pin. rsi.M l.vrwnmu*'"*.?A yctng wemsn. r.ims>r i atherlne \Varson, was Slriw k by an unknown in.ru about a week since, end died at lie rsmdr.ses, No. 3 . on gross .'?:<? ?. 11; Ffltlty night t? t Cor<nct Wll lay ontwrnl i! i in ? est ei i aura in the iieighWhvodoR su#p:cr?L of h?v ?it iruck the Hi. es I. At the ? -.aisi wth*> ii?rb.'?tos vies etirtidd taowivs-t lut-i. ?nd. in* i was c?.fdl-> < >? .i* r'i'irre< A is>?t UK! t?n> ? V'tiiiuntiO'i ?iu r?a on* u n i liPtfi, wl?c o ii|i,ie*t? c?! I mil ;h?.- <l?a*M*ed taaii die ' i ? i'? .'ffe. < iv mssrstcwi .t vsi-die m imttiiii iv.i iniufi e ? ? ?