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TOOLE NO. 10,116. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1864,-WITH SUPPLEMENT. PRICE TIIRKK ('KNTS. OCULISTS AID AtJRISTS. J^BAFMKSS, IMPAIRED~8iaHT, NOISES IN TUB II BAD, caiarhhal'aVfections III IHI THROAT. on RO N 10 CAT AH RH, CATARRH OK TUB TYMPANIC hucousITkmbrahb, OBSTRUCTION OF THE EUSTACHIAN TUBE, CUR K D, CR069EYE STRAIGHTENED IN ONeIiInUTE, ud every disease of the Eye and Ear requiring either medi al or surgical aid attended to Br DR. VON ~E~I8ENBERG, Author of "Surgical and Practical Observations on the Dis ease* of the Ear, with the New Mode of Treatment,1' at his N*. 810 BROAPWAY. No. *16 BROAOWAT. OPINIONS OP THB NEW YORK PRESS. [Prom the Journal of Commerce.-] CATARRH CURBD. CATARKH. CUBED CATARRH CURED. vn CASE or HUTCH1NOS, THE "LIQnTNING gal. culTtor." There til published Id these columns a few days since to* remarkable curetof Hutchimrs, the "Lightning Calcula tor," so well known to the public during the many years he vhlblted his wonderful arithmetical powers at Barnum's Unseam, by the celebrated Oculist and Aurist, Dr. Von Mnenbcrg, of tbla city. Hatchings is represented to have keen at the potot of death, and but for the timely Inter ference of the doctor, would now be resting In his grave. This la a remarkable case, and worthy of the attention of persons similarly afflicted. Wo think It Is but juat to Dr. Von Elsenberg to call ynbUc attention to this cue. There are hundreds In the ?ommnnlty suffering from catarrh, who. Ilk* the "Light Sing Calculator," it not actually praying for death, are Mdy to accept of anything that promises to relieve them to on their distresses. To such we would say trifle not with Inexperienced men, but consult, without unnecessary delay, P*. Von Elsenberg, who. at least, has the honesty to assure kl? patlenta whether It la within his power to make them Whole or not. DEAFNES8~~ CURED. DEAFNESS ~CURED. DEAFNESS- CURED. [From the Tribune.] EARS TO~THR DEAF. Ivory nan, and especially every woman, believes la his m h?r physician. There are philosophical minds which MM to an abstract faith in Allopathy, or Homeopathy, or ?ydropathy, or some other form of sclentlfio core; but with the world at large the belief Is not In the system, bnt in the Soetor. Especially is this true as regards aurists and ocu (Ms. The patient who has recovered his sight or his hear teg is aura that the blessing could have been restored to him % so other practitioner than that particular one by whom Ma eyes or ear* were opened. Dr. Von Elsenberg la aasoag our best known aurista. He haa not lent ua ears ?a a brother practitioner has eyes, and In wboae skill, there we believe above all others. Bat we hear of him frees thoee who esteem him not merely as a surgeon, but as S benefactor. A reeent case has been related to us, for the trnthfulneaa of whleh we can vouch, though we oan name no Bain The patient waa a lady who had been deaf from Infancy, as a consequence of some of the allmenta to which ahQdrea are liable. Latterly the disease had taken an acute and the patient waa subject to Intense suffering. The a rapidly becoming complete, and the general health breaking down under the physical exhaustion attend ant upon constant pain. Ordinary remedies and ordinary advice were useless, and Dr. Von Elsenberg was called In. Wo need not repeat his diagnosis; for that would be only a Vet or bard namee to the general reader. Bat he detected at Sight the seat of disease, first In one portion o I the organism, toon la another, and with manipulation as akllful aa hia Insight was aoenrato, he removed the causes, and she who, fcaaa infancy, had beard wnh difficulty, and latterly hardly ?tall, waa restored, first to perfect hearing and then to per Mtat health. Dr. Von Elsenberg s advertiaement reminds ns Sf this case, whleh we thus briefly relate, though not at hla Solicitation. Let him that hath not ears. hear. [From the Christian Times.] BIGHT "RESTORED. CONCERNING B~R8"aND OCULISTS. Of the five sen COS. that which we call seeing Is the moat Important and moat valued. Ia proportion as this sense fhile as, we sre reduoed to helplessness. If entirely destl late of sight, how slow would be our progress la knowledge, Md how limited our sphere of action and usefulness. En Sowed with It. the universe bcoo-nes a new creation, clothed With beauty and divers I Bed by that Infinite variety which M**r falls to attract the mind and heart For several months past this has been a practical sub jert tana. Aa Inflamed oonditlon of the eyelids, communicating Kit" to the pupil, rendered the discharge of daily dalles SOt oaly painful, but danxeron*. Attributing it to the ef ibalor a cold, we endured it through the spring, with the hope ihst with the return of warm weather it would en tfrely disappear. Bat In this we were doomed to dlsap yelntment Summer returned, but not our wonted sight. What might have been the result, either of further neglect Svef Incompetent treatment, we cannot say. ?toting our case to a friend, he assured us that a similar SM la bis own family had recently been treated wttb entire aaseeaa by Dr. Von Elsenberg. of this city. Satisfying our aalvea by more particular Inquiries that the doctor Is no em pMs bnt a scientific oculist and aurist, we concluded to aaek the benefits of his treatment, which we have now rea asa to aakaowlMge Is very great Though but a few weeks ?ader his ears, the appearance of our eyes hss totally ?kaaged. The pupil la bow filiT" and clear, and the lids are aatirely free frnm Inflammation. The doctor says that the optic nerve haa heen weakened and the reMna assumed a chrome Inflammatory elate, af fecting more or less all the other tlasues, and fersaieolng if neglected, to end In Amaurosis. Opthalmltis, we believe. Is the term whleh oculists apply to eyes a Reeled as ware ours. Having obtained the much deeired relief, we lake great pleasure la acknowledging our Indebtedness to toe talent of Dr. Vna Elsenberg. and of calling to It the at tention of others who may be suffering from a similar or even worse eondlUon of their eyes. It Is said that Provl. donee provides an aatldota for every bene, It I* certain toot the eye Is, In theee timea, subject to ssverer trials thaa formerly. Let ns be thankful, then, that as we Inereaee the tendencies which destroy the organ of vision, the progress of eelonce heopo pace with theee tendencies, if not In ad paace of taam. OFFiOf NO. 8I? BBOADWAT. a RAN T! Secretary Stanton's Despatches to General Dix. Important Strategic Move ment Going On. Details of the Fighting on the Banks of the North Anna. Desperate Struggle for the Possession of Taylor's Bridge INTERESTING REBEL ACCOUNTS Curious Philosophy of the Richmond Papers, &c., &o. Despatches from Secretary Stanton to General Dlx. War Depart-msst, 1 Washington, May 26, 18G4. J To Major General Dix:? Tho despatch from General Grant, mentioned in my telegraph this morniog, was dated at Jericho Mills, twelve o'clock, noon, May 25. An official despatch from headquarters, Quarles' ford, at elkjht o'clock this morning, has just been received. It details movements In progress since yesterday, of which it is not proper now to fay more than that they will mani fest their result within twenty .four hours. . Our sick and wounded In Fredericksburg have been transferred to Washington, and the army materiel and supplies removed to points nearer to^the present field of operations. From the mouth of Red river, May 21, Major General Canby roports that tho army from Red river was de layed in crossiug the Atchafalaya by the high water and Insufficient pontoon equipage. Ibe crossing was com pleted to-day, and the army is now moving across the Mississippi. Brigadier General A. J. Smith bad a spirited engage ment with Pollgnac's rebel division on the 8th Instant, defeating It, driving It several miles and capturing three hundred prisoners. In a report at 10 45 today, General Butler says: ? "Further official reports show that the repulse a; Wil son's wharf was even more complete than telegraphed. The enemy retreated dnring the night, leaving twonty ftveof their dead In our bands, and showed a loss of killed and wounded of more than two hundred. From the accounts of every officer the negro troops bohaved most splendidly." Nothing bas been beard from General Sherman's com mand. EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War. Will Department, 1 Washington, May a7? 10 P. M. J To Msjor General Drx:? " A despatch from Major General Banks, dated May 21, on the Mississippi river, was received to-day. It details tbe brilliant engineering achievement of Colonel Bailey, in constructing a dam across the falls of Red river for the relief or tbe gunboat fleet, the particu lars of which have already been made public. The army, in moving from Alexandria to the Mississippi, had two engagements with tbe enemy? one at Mausuna, and one at Yellow Bayou. In both the rebels were beaten. General Banks states that " no prisoners, guos, wagons or other material of the army have been captured by the enemy, except that abandoned by bim In tbe unexpected engagement at Sa bine Croes Roads on tbe morniog or the 8th of April; thst with tbe exception of tbe losses sustained thore tho ma terial of the army Is complete." A despatch bas been received from General Butler; but no mention Is made of any conflict since the dofeat of Fltzbngh Lee at Wilson's wharf by the coiorod brigade of General Wild. No Intelligence bas been received since my last tele gram from General Grant or General Sherm in. EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary or War. Air. Frnncta C. Long's Despatch. HsAtKjtTARTKR", Army or thk Potomac, 1 Nbar jBHirao Mux*, Va. , May 25, 1864. j When my last despateh was written, a considerable force of tbe enemy was disputing our passage ef the North Anna. General Laws' division or iAngstreet's corps was posted In strong earthworks between I/ing creek and the river, and they seomeJ dis;>osed to bold Taylor's bridge at all hazards; aud tliey poured a storm of sbot and shell from their batteries when General Bir ney with bis division advanced. Colonels Tierce and Kagan.with toeir brigades, tbe First and Second, made an assault on the euemv's works at six o'clock on tbe afternoon of tbe 23d Inst. The riflemen o tlie enemy poured a deadly Are into their ranks, and tboy charged on the batteries on the high ground a little to tbe left of tbe bridge, scoured tbe open space In erery direction, tearing up the eirthworks with their whizzing missiles. Tbe redoubt was carried at tbe point of the bayonet, and a considerable number or the rebels killed In the intrencbments, and one hundred aod ten of them captured. This assault, which was made under the Immediate direction of General Birney, Is considered a very brilliant artMr, and General Hancock wrote bltn % very congratu latory letter, expressing his thanks and admiration for tbe masterly manner la which be hamlled his command; for, in spite of tbe terrlflc (Ire concentrated against him, he manoeuvred his troops with sueh consummate skill that his kwses are very small. Tbe Third snd Fifth Michigan, Eighty-sixth and One Hundred and Twenty, fourth New Tork, the Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania and tbe Seventeenth Maine, suffered more severely In tbe assault thap any other regiments In the division. They st.md bravely to tbe work, tired and jreary as they were with a long march on an exceedingly sultry dsv, facing tbe Storm of bullets hurled against them with unflinching bravery. The rebels, when driven from their redoubt and rifle pits, retreated across tbe river, many of them swimming, the bridge being too mneh crowded to admit of their crossing with as much celerity as they desired. The assault ea Taylor's fridge, spanning tbe North Anne, was made without loss of time by the Fourth Maine. Tbe bridge was carried after a sharp skirmish, and tbe rebels driven frees their tiU 4m ponn on tbe opposite bank. Tbe ronrtb Maine held tbe bridge anil! tbey were relieved by a regiment from tbe Excelsior Brigade, which woe relieved la turn by tbe Twentieth Indiana and a por tion of tbe Fortieth New Terk. At eleven o'clock in tbe evening tbe enemy msde a sortie from bis wosks, and endeavored to retake the tnldgefmm us; but after a spirited skirmish of about twenty minutes duration be vm driven bark. I At midnight be mad* another attack. wJth * miwb larger force, and drove our men from lb* bridge and held II for tome time, and made several attempts to burn It. the Seventh New York heavy artillery, on dor Colo oel Morris, eomlog up, the rebels wore forced to retire, the Area they had kindled (rare extinguished , aod we occupied the bridgo without further trouble until morning. At seven o'clock A. M. on the morning of (be 24th, General Himey crossed tbe North Anna at the bridge with his division, followed by General Gibbon and Uis dlrl'ion, and soon after oy the balance of tho corps. Tbe Second corps Is now In line of battle about a quar ter of a mile from tbe river Id a tolerably good position. One part of General Hancock's line Is within four bun dred yards of tbe rebel intrenebments, and the riHom?n on the other side are carrying out tbe Irishmatrs motto when at a wake, "If you see a head bit it-" Skirmishing was kopt up all day yesterday , but no real engigement took place. The Fifth, Sixth and Ninth corps are across the North Anna also. They crossed near Jericho Mills, a luilo or two to the ri^ht of Taylor's bridge. Considorahl i skirmishing took placo along our whole lino yesterday, In which portions of all the difleronl corps participated. Mri S. Cadwallsdtr'i Despatch. Jkriouo, Va. , May 25 ? Noon. In my full despatches of seven o'clock this morning, narrating tbe events of tbe march from Spottsylvanla to this place, and tbo engagements and strategic move ments that enabled us to foroo tbe crossings of tbe North Anna, it w&b stated that tbe enemy had probably withdrawn across tho South Anna. The advance of the Fifth and Sixth corps has found bim in considerable force. Whether it is the entiro army or Lee, or only a corps left to retard our advance and gain time for the passage of the main army and its trains, has not yet been learned. .Constant skirmishing has been carried on during the forenoon, accompaniod s itb cannonading at irregular in tervals. The obstinacy of the struggle Id Hancock's front late last evening argues tbe rebel force a weak one. But fow troops wero discovered, but these maintained their posi tions recklcssly. Our entire army was across the North Anna at day light, and manoeuvring to gain a position and uncover tbe enemy, wbicb has occupied tbe forenoon. I reiterate my first belief, that no temporarily success ful stand can be made by the rebels this side of the South Auna, and that none will be attempted. At that stream we may be delayed a day or two. Tbe North Anna river is a rapid stream, with an avorage depth of two feet, having very high ground on both sides. The roads down to tbe crossing are crooked , rocky and precipitous, li Is a matter of astonishment that we were permitted to cross with so little real opposition, and it can only bo accounted for on the supposition that the rebel army was too closely pressed to either fortify or make tbe nece-sary prepara tions to contest its pnssape. Our losses of yesterday and day before do not exceed five hundred in killed, woundod and missing. Tbe rebel loss is supposed to equal that in killed and wounded. We have also taken about ono thousand prisoners here. Tbe weather has been clear and pleasant for several davs past, but has now grown oxceedmgly bot and sultry, with a prospect of ralu and storm. Rumor of a Buttle on the North Anna. Pmt.ADii rmA. May 27. 1814. A despatch says, according to an extra Washington Republican, issued at four o'clock, Loo was in line of battle this morning on the south bank of tbo North Anna, and that a battle was probable to-day. Frcderlckibnrg and Aqula Creek Evac uared. Washington, May 27. 1864. The steamer Jefferson, which left Fredericksburg yes terday morning, arrived here nbout nine o'clock last evening, bringing up about one hundred reoel soldiers, sixteen guerillas and three rebel citizens. These soldiers were raptured near Hanover Junction, and among tbe number were Colonel Mannen, of the Third Arkansas, three captains and Ave lieutenants. The guerillas were taken while mnKlng an attack upon one of our trains near Froderlcksbnrg. Among the prisoners brought up on the Jefferson was a rebel citizen of Fredericksburg, who was arrested for poisoning bread and tendering it to oar wounded soldiers. Tbe Jefferson also brought up fifty contrabands, a por tion of whom were from the vicinity ot Bowling Green. When tbe Jeflerson left Fredericksburg all our wound ed, with tbe exception or some thirty or forty severe cases, had been placed upon steamers tben lying at the dock, and as soon as those remaining were removed it is the intention of tbe authorities to evacuate tbe place, as It Is or no rurther use to our forces, owing to Grant's on ward marcb. Detachments of cavalry snd Infantry which had been garrisoning the place had already broken camp, prepara tory to tbe evacuation. Ibe Argo, from Aqula creek. arrived here this morning at haH- past seven o'clock. Parties who cam ? up on her report that Aqula creek was evacuated yesterday after - noon. Iffeiby'i Gutrlllai at Work. DEBT ft PCI I01T OF ALL OUR BI.OC'K HOUSE* AND BRUGES FROM UNION MILLS TO THK RATI DAN. Wasbinotow, May 27, 18M. Mosby's guerillas have been devoting the last ten days to tbe entire and complete destruction of all our block bouses and bridges from Union Mills down totheRapidan. Tbe withdrawal of our outpost troops upon the railroad for more important duty afforded tbem a clear coast for their operations, In wblob tbey were aided by farmers all along the road, whom we have protected and sup ported all winter. t * GUERILLAS AT FAIRFAX AND EDSALL'S TATION. Waohisoto:*, May 27, 1344. The gneril'as have again made their appearance In Fairfax, destroying tbe blockhouses and other building? left by our troops on tbe outposts. A number tnide j their appearance at Edaall's Station, on the railroad, a abort distance beyond Alexandria. Quite a pacic pre vails among the loyal citizens, most of whom have sought refuge In the city. Report* of Refngers from Richmond. JEFF. SATIS AND His CABINET FRSTINTKT) FROM J.EAVINQ THE CITT BT THE MQR, Eri'. Washington, May 27, IM4 Refugee who arrived here to-day from Rlebmonl, state that during the operations or our army at Spottsyl vania Jeff Pavis and his Cabinet, becoming alarmed, started to leave Richmond, but were prevented by the riotous demonstrations oT the citixens,wbo Insisted that ?s the government prevented them from leaving It should remain also. The Jlow York Killed, Wounded and Mtsstng. Ai.sAjrv, May 27, 1HU A telegram received here this evoning, from John T. Seymour, Fiiq., states that all the wounded have been removed from Fredericksburg, and that as the official re ports of the killed, wouflded and missing arc yet incom plete, all letters of Inquiry addressed to the New York Stat* Agency at Washington, cannot receive Immediate Attention. REBEL ACCOUNTS, General Rwell'i Flflht? Grant'* Flank Movement?1 The dibel* Discover the Manoeuvre? t?rant'? Change or Base? What the Itrtoel* Think of It, eke. [Correspondence or the Richmond kxamlner.] Asmv nr Nosthsr.* VltnonA, 1 N'ra* SrotTSTtvAStA Coi nr not s*, May 20, 1*64. | Abodt three o'clock yesterday eVInlng Lieutenant Gen. FweH, with the w bole of the Seoond corpa, mnred for ward on a reomnoiseance in roroe, leaving our intrench ments about tbre* P. M This move wae intended to strike the enemy on thoir extreme right flsnk. Tbe country throwgh which tbe move was mad* Is diversified by woods and fields, and so much of forest that it was quite poesible so to move as t* escape the observation or the enemy. Lieutenant General Kwell moved by e cir cuitous route, striking the enemy's lln* of skirmishers at a point little north snd west or the road l*adlng fmm PrMericksburg to Spottsylvanla Court Rouse, and about eight mile* from the former place. About five P. M our ?kirmlshers came *pon the enemy's line of skirmishers, and a sharp engagement ansned between them. Our oolunon started with artil|*ry, but owing to th* condition of th* rosds were compelled to move without It. The enemy during the set Ion brought two pieces into position. Tho force ot tbe enemy which w* *nrminiered oowdsted of Hancock's poemd,* part of tbe Ninth and some ef the heavy artillery troops unoer Augur, wh? were brought here on Sunday last srm?d as infantry men. Our skirmishers attacked their skirmish line most furiously, snd drove U?m back some half ? ???*. irhen we camo in contact with their Immense lines of tattle, aud we wero compelled to give back, thoy an Smiting ug. Not (aligned at our temporarily giving aok, tho enemy, i enforced by a second una, attempted > prcra, when we In turn repulsed them moat hand finBely. After this, for four or five times, tbey assaulted, lib groat nolao, ?nr lino of skirmishers, but In every Lstauce were successfully rei<ellad. DuriuK the engagement. which lasted from about Ave fcntil nine o'clock, our sklrmiehers reached tho main road funniug from Fredericksburg to Hpotisylvania Court Bouse, uu this road tbe onemy'a train was moving Into It our skirmishers dashed, cutting loose some and shoot kilt otters of tboir moles, and eaptorlng a quartermaster. About nine o'clock at night tbe lighting ceised, ind our men retired to Ihelr original position (ehiud tho intrencbmenta, with a loss ot about one lundrcd and fifty wounded, Rome thirty killed and soma ft<w stragglers who wero 'gol.blod up" by t tie enemy. We Sapturod and brought otr about a hundred prisoners, who Represent their loss us quite heavy. Imring the action, ioutonunt General Swell's horse was sliot under him. ho General received a severo fall, which .jarred bim coa Odcrably. He is today, ho -.ever, a^uin in tho saddlo. 'ibo object of this muvo li sail to ba^e bocu a recon naissance In force to detormine the enemy's position. We qertalnly accomplished very liUlo, whilst we lo-a somo ?>d men, nmon<* thom tho gallant Colonel lloyd. of nlel's North Carolina brigade, who was killed. The conduct of most of tbo troops is htehlv commended, especially rogram's Virginia brigade, of whom Gereral Kweli spoko in regard to I heir benriity; on this occasion in torms of most exalted praise, .font's' Virginia and tho Stonewall brigade. in Johnson's division, or rather tbo remnants thereof, are said not to have done so well To day I havo ridden around tho linen, and tliero Is a qniet most profound. The pickots have ceased firing at ea< bothor. The enemy's larpo wagon train can be plainly seen parked in front of tbe Court Hume. Our boys are "gay and bappy," still "ripe and ready" ti moot tho foe. Bpottsylvania Court House, the hotel, the jafl and tho few private bJildings have all come in for a good share of tho enemy's shot and shell, which were poured upou that jiart of the line in the cannonading on Wednesday. Grant seems to ho gradually shifting aro'md to our right, and will doubtless await reinforcements before re newing tbo light. Hawover JrjirnoN, May 22,1804. Grant commencod swinging bis column around on our right on Friday. Yesterday morning Grant's forces oc cupied Miiford Station and Bowling Green. Yesterday evening about dark Genoral Wilcox, in front of Spottsylvunia Court House, threw forwanl a portion of his forces, entered tho enemy's breastworks and found thom held by a line of skirmishers. Grant's whole army being rapidly in motion on our right flank. This necessi tated counter movements on our side and the abandon ment of the battlo ground in front of Spottsylvania Court House. Graut seems manoeuvring for a position nearer Rich mond. nr. enemy are reported to hare cut Iw. from Fredcricto bur<i os a hate, and to have established d'fxits at Port Royal and Tappahannotk There was somo little artillery firing near Chesterfield to-day , but the cause is unexplained. n anovkr Jnvnox, May 23. 1864. Tho latest information represents the bulk or Grunt's nrrny near Miliord depot and Bowling Green, with pick ets iivo or S'X miles this side. The impression hero is that there is no chance of an immediate collision. Grant will probably require some time in order to get ready to move upon us. All quiet at uotm to day. Xkar Raxovir Jcwctkw, May 23. 1884. It Is no secret, I suppose, that tho nrmles of Northern Virginia and the 1'otomac havo ceased to confront each other on the "d irk and bloody ground" near Spotsyl vania Court House. Karly on Saturday morning tbe corps of I.ieutenar;t General F.weil, whicll nt that time was in position on our right, took up tbo Hue or march, moving., It was tbon said, to tbe right, in order to counter act a similar movement wnlrh Grant was reported to beHhen ranking. During the morning there was un usual quiet la iront of and around Spottsylvania Court House. About five P. M. our batteries opened a sharp cannonading on tbo enemy's breastworks, and shortly thereafter, in obedience to tho order of General lee, Major General Wilcox moved his division forward to an assault upon tbe enemy's Intrenctiraents, In order to determine tbe exact situation. A most, gallant charge ?was made in the face of a heavy (Ire both rrotn their line of skirmishers in front of, and tho line of skirmishers hold ing the brestworks. The enemy wore quickly driven from tbe breastworks and a few captured. It was now discovored that the enemy were rapidly moving their whole army on our right liar.k, and had been since day break ? 'he force in our front being a mere handful of men who had b -en le.rt to keep vp appearand. As soon as this reconnoissanco was over everything and ev< rvbody was on the movo with us Tbe wagon train and tbo troops moved all that night and all day yester day. Our troops were, of course, much woaried. and there was somo struggling; but as the enemy did not press our rear, but seemed to be moving moro on linos parallel with ours, it In quite probable that we will lo?e very tew of onr men bv straggling. Tbe enemv reached Bowling Green and Ullford with tbelr cavalry on Saturday, and are reported to have oc cupied in torce on yesterday. Grant is said to have cut loose from Fredericksburg, and to be making Tsppaban nock and Port Royal h;s depots for supplies. His col umns seem to be moving on the teleeraph and' old stage roads, both of which are well known high roads between Fredericksburg and Richmond. This movement has been most orderly conducted and I am quite certain we havo lost but little, either in property, men or morale of the armv. This morning at suurlse everything is going to tbe front and our line of battle has been formed. The enemy's cavalry have appeared in front and some little skirmtshlng is going on; but it it not believed that Oram will be in a condition to offer battle before Weilnevlay or Thurtday, if then. Jtmrrrto*. May 23? 8 P. M. It Is reported here that there has been an engagement near tho brings over tbe telegraph rood about two and a half miles northwest of this plar?, thin evening, In which the enemy wore repulsed with same loss. It is supposed t > have been an attack of the enemy's cavalry upon our forces stationed at that point. Grant's Chsni? of Base? A Rebel View. ri'rom the Richmond Kxnminer, May 24.] Tbe Intelligence already published is confirmed in tbe most oompieto manner. Tho cbier army of tho onemy has abandoned its base on tbo Rapidan and upper Kaipabatiuock and established a new sonrce of supply on the lower waters of tbe last named river, at Port Royal and Tappahannack. Hit tr'^ps are matted <n Itw country he'wen the Atat'aporiy and the lower Rappahannock. Hit f*onl i < at .Vdford and the Bowl in q Green. This change of position bin rendered neces sary a corresponding change in the portion of General I.ee. After ascertaining that no enemy was io!t to fight In Spottsylvania, lie has come down the line he has held with success from the flrst. and again planted himulf be tween C ant and Richmond, near Hanover Junction. The Northern journal* eer'ainly it keep up their gam' wond erf ulbt well, though they make no quotation of gold. They persist to the last in tbe noisy lie, the flagrant m posture, the ralpable sophism, the vulvar boast de mande l by their master at Wa>.hiiigt< n, with unabated vigor and Wtinaolty, though they do not qnote tbe pr:ee of gold. On the news of this movement by Gen Lee thoy will, of <onrse, ra.;e the ten of triumph loader than ever. Tne retreat of I ee? the flight of tbe Cotifc le rites' Have they not abandoned Spottsylvania Court Hous#* / tiot Of June' it ? twenty mile* n-arer Ih.-Ji mind' What an amount of gs-eo^s nonsense I and truculent bia< kgnardism will be npended on these themes it l> irritating to think of the turn thev will give to the facta but we cannot help it, and can afiord io despise what can do no earthly harm. We supi*?se thai pe pie have s?ncc in New York and LondMt as eleewbe^e. and it wiil be diihcult to nnko them believe that tie < .moderate army is fly.ng when it m. v v< from a potityc n which its adversarv has abandoned to place itself hill b-voro him xcross tho new road ou which be tia-i determined to travel. When Generul Lee moves hta army arier a lost bstt'e, for tbe purple of getting away from insantagonist.be cause be Audi himself ui able' to maintain a struggle o' brute force, with bim, he will have retreated, nut if either vii t' tat 'one lha', it t? ecrtunly l.ran' ? I. en follow-i him from the H'tldernerm he il tioio tne la*! In nt ire aw I il purtt/er, not pn rsrorf from Spotq/hamia. It is true that by b th movements these armies have been */i omhi nearer to Richmond; but for I?e It was rendered n<-ce -ary by tbo riuiflKuratioti of tbe m>ii and the lu es of those rivers which ho bad resolved to de'ead. liiey have tneir sources remote} from tbe city , approach it In their course, and empty Uieir waters id the neighboring York. But lor Grant it was choice. lie Is where he now Is because be could not pass over tbe road of his first and second aboioe. lie mi^ht have come to Si otuylvonla by travelling along tbe straight roadtroiu Washington to Fredericksburg through Staff" rd, without firing a shot or losing a man He might havo arrived at Miiford and Qpwling tJreen from Port Rryal or Tappabsnnock without tbe slaughter of his troops in tbe Wilderness or at the Court House. He might havo come still nearer. It* mifjh' ha><e come fo Ih'e / ip tu Tree, itt'/h a eleven mile* of Richmond, vUKtiut'an immpenent Willi Cm. Lee. IU miyht hart crmeupthe I'imn nla, perha / <, to /Vr Oaks, and ^oinerf handt aalA Ru'ler on the t ou'h title, a I t im* itttl mvmt him to do, snd this he will doubthies proclaim, in the end, to have been tho object of all bis circuitous route. By each of ?lhe?e wavs of ad\ance he would have brought General I ee from tbe Rapidan nearer to Richmond. He d a cot take tbem, bee.au'e there were dangers and defect*. He preferred the first ind the second before the third, and this before tbe fourth. That be abandoned, after trial, the two first Is due to two clear defeats In battle. So far from losing ground Lee has gained inanife-t ad vantage* by each change of the linos. It is easier to defend that portion of hie line which is near to>Rlch merd than that which was far removed from it. He Is far better situated now than at Spot tsy I van la Court House, and that was better tban the Wndernen. In either plaoe his supplies, stores and reinforcements bad to come up from Richmond. The eoim'ry hat been long tmce tearid and 'eaten into a defrrt if the <fmm* and trampling* ctf three inra inn* From tbe railroads to bis camp weary miles of red mud were always inter posed by every shower. IIU envulrg it notoriously defec tive, and has ahvavs proven Inefficient to protect bis com munications at tnose moments when they we'e most needed. While operating on the tower rivers all of these troubles are over A raw boars give bim bis supplies. The roads can no longer be severed with Impunity. Tbo difficulties under which he bss labored are transferred to tbe score of the enemy. Perhaps a conviction that It would be to was the reason which made Grant prefer to ere outer lee in tbe Wilderness, Instead of coming straight to Miiford t orsiderlng tbe whole facts we tblnk tbe time has r 'me when Confederates may exchange congratulations. No reflecting man can doubt that IKt gen-ral titnatum il ' rery much tmfrcred tince the /lay %oh>n Orant crotied the ttofndan and RulUr landed at R mud a Hundred Tha' v<tt indeed a critical fontn U Tbe Confederate rem men t lad been Well warned of the con owtrailna e?ataei Richmond. H was bait ftxT Tloced of Its reality. Rut U was onlf half bo'lef; ao idea rather theoretical than practical. It was just enough moved to render It active in recruiting tbe dlvisioos which l,ee bad with him on Win Kapidan. It wm Dot so satisfied of tho truth as to collect all the dlvi slons of Leo's army In their place, or even In the Stats. It mads do unusual collection of material id Virginia. Be I throughout the winter the trump inun/nii up his m n trum every quarter of I he Untied States Co i he cuter tin- $ of Kirytnia. hull* Uet,-rminr<l to nutke the blow de cisive, h? tjareti no cost or meaiti? wM with out regirit to future campaigns Unintorrui ted by any disturbing causo, ho placed bis armies in positions whence they cou.d he brought upou vital |H)tnts ot attach In ? iew bours ef movement. When all wm quite ready, and tho ronds entirely dry, tho signal was given, and the two manses of destructive material struck us, warned, but ill prepared, at the same instant, 'that was indeed a critical raomont. But tho shin had an orlKlual strength sufllclont to stand the shock. Lee'atbla army boat the chief forco of tbu enemy in tho Wilderness; tbe second blow was deadoned by the formications near I)rury. Every moment since elapsed lias been miln to us. Time was all wo wanted to bring up Meanrcgard, and we got time. When ho forced tho enemy from his lDtroncbaients and reopened communications, and when Lee had given a final answer to the question whether bo was able to stand up against the full weight of Grant, tho chief danger, the danger of being crushed under iho rush < f an avalanche, ceased to exist. It it true thai the chant ? of battle may vet, some (lav, fall una > ntt us: but it is certainly far le^s probable now than then; and, therefore, we Ur ,>k there is convincing, solid reason to believe that tho mili tary situation at this moment Is much more favorable to us than when Grant crossed the IUpldan. GENERAL BUTLER'S DEPARTMENT. Rcwi from Bermuda Ilandrvil. Bai.timorr, May 27, 1814. A lelier from Bermuda Hundred of Wednesday "ays ? Tho weather is e?ccodingly warm. Tho enomy have made frequent attacks upon our Intrenchments, and have been dereated at cacb attack with a heavy toes. On one of them occasions tho Galling gun. which throws two hundred balls per minute, was brought to bear on the enemy with terrlblo result. Some rebel prisoners taken at the time ass?d our mon, "What kind of a gun is that? Do you load It all night and fire It all day?" The Fortress Monroe Despatch. Foriiikss Monmjk, May 26, 1R04. A Blight skirmish took plaoe yesterday artcrnoon, about three miles from City Point, up the Appamattox river, between pickcts. The enemy was routed. No material loss has been reported. The mall boat Jobn A. Warner arrived at flvo P. M. All quiet at Bermuda Hundred to-day. THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY. An Imperative Order from General Hun- 1 ter In Kelatlon to Derelict Oiliccr* of Guards and Outposts. GKNKKAI. OIMM ? NO. 30. HuAnqrARTuns, IIkpartmbnt of Wist VmaroiA,! Is tub Fwu>, Nkak Csdak Crfkr, May 2.';. 18R4. I I. Captain Michael Anr, Companv A. Fifteenth N<>w York cavalry, having, uu tho morning of tbe 22d Inst. , allowed a reserve picket guard of about thirty men, under bis command, to he disuncefully surprised and captured by a party of the enomy, consisting of mounted and dismounted men, tho reserve picket guard not firing a shot, aua the result being the loss on our side of eleven men, forty-five horses and some small arms captured, Captain Michael Anr, Company A, Fifteenth New York cavalry, is hereby dishonorably discharged the set-vice of tho United, States from this d ite, stibioct to the approval or his Excellency the President, to whom this order will immedntey be forwarded. If. Xbe Major Ceneral commanding accepts this oppor tunity of announcing that all officers commanding guards, outposts and pickets will be held strictly responsible for the performance of their duties; and that no excuse will be accepted for such officers If guilty of negligence, inac tivity or misconduct before the enemy. In thiR depart ment. and especially on the expedition now about mov ing, the vigilant and ellectual performance of outpost and picket duty is of supreme importance, involving tho safety and success of the entire command. Ofllcers of outpost and picket, assailed by a superior force who do tbe'r whole duty, feel the enemy's ttrengh. and fall back fighting, bringing with them all attainable information, will be promptly recog nized nod their good conduct rewarded; but towards de relict officers of guards, outposts and pickets, no leniency will In uny case be shown as any error on the side of mercy In such cases would be a crime against the whole command put in jeopnrdy by their negligence or Ineffi ciency. This order will bo read immediately upon Its reoeipt at the head of every regiment, battalion and com pany In the troops composing the army in the field. By command of Maior General HUNTER. Cms. G. Halpjws, Assistant Adjutant General. HEWS FROM MEXICO. Reported Defeat of the French? Import ant If True, die. Tbe New Orleans J rut Dtlra of the 21st has the follow ing from Mexico;? Th" steamer St. Marys arrived last night, bringing one hundred and fifty refugees, and reports that a Heavy bat tle bad taken placo between the French and Mexicans, seven thousand strong, under General Negrete, at San Luis, in which tbe French were thoroughly defeated. If tnis intelligence should be true it will exercise *n appreciable Influence on tbe minds or tbe Mexican people, and stimulate tbem to further exertions against encroach ment. These troop* have orteo given evidences of bravery against the invader, and their ranks cannot be strengthened better than by union and oo-operation among their leaders. Tbe occupation or Mexico and the forced subversion of its government and Institutions will In a short period receive a decisive solution If a defeat, at tended with severe loss, has been m'licted on theFreucb. it will probably check for a while the development of Napoleon's designs It was known from reliable sources thst General Ne grete was making energetic exertions to give battle to tbo enemy, and If bo has conquered him it will be the achievement of a substantial victory. Authentic .iccounts have not been a? yet received 8 >me doubt is thrown on the reported encasement, as tbe Mexican Consul in New Orleans hss not been ofll< ially Informed or it. although tbe earliest Information is forwarded him or military movements. There is. however, some probability that It has taken place, notwithstanding the obstacles the Gene ral had to mrmount In marching his troops over a large extent of eountry. in which there was au absence of water and supplies. Furnishing Substitutes. We publish below an Important circular from Provost Marshal General Fry In reference to furnishing suhetl t 'lies. Hy this order It appears that any person earollsd may furnish at any time i&evKxis toftdrafL an accept able substitute; and further, that such persons may fur nish substitutes at any place other tban whore they reside or are enrolled. This is important In many rcspects. For instance, a person enrolled may be absent from bis district or place of enrolment. In whatever dis trict or city be happens to be he may, if he chooses, hire bis substitute, take him before the Provost Marshal for acceptance, who will duly notify the Provost Marshal of the district where be stands enrolled, which fully ei empts him tbe same as though he bad not left his dis tr let or bad there furnished bis substitute ? ciRCtrr.AR no. 1<> Was I >sim htm sjrr, Provoot Marsnat. Gswssai.'s) On nr.. Wasilimirow, May 26, 1864. ( Th? fellowlrg opinion of Hon. William Whiting, Solicitor of the War I 'epartmeut. la puhl <*bed for the in formation and guidance of *|| oncers or this !V>ard| rela tive to furnishing substitutes previous to draft. . onxio*. The act of February 24. 1W4, section fonr. provided that anv rerson enrol ed under the provisions or tbe act for enrolling and calling out the rational forces and for other purposes, approved March .'!. 18?3, or who may be bere aMar so enrollod. may furnish at any time previous to the d aft an acceptable substitute who is not liable to draft nor at the tune in the military or naval service of the I'nlted States; and such person so furnishing a snbstttirt* shall be exempted from draft during the timo for which such subst ?ute 'ball not be liable to draft, not exceeding the lima for which such substitute shall have been seeeptsd Two persons liable to draft in Worcester, Mas* , where they reside, offer sobstltmes to th* ITovost Mar-hal at Washington, With the request that they may be accented and mustered in and duly reported In the Provost Mar shal Of tbe Flghth Massachusetts diet lot, so as to entitlo tbe person offering them to the exemption piovided for by statute. There ta no objecl on in law to the reception of these substitutes, under such roles an I regulations as may be provided for the protection of the interests of the Tnlted States, u well as that of the person enrolled in th* mili tary forces It is squally beneficial to the service to accept snhstl tutee in Washington as m Massachusetts 1 see no reason Why the request should not ne granted. JAMK8 B. FRY, Provost Marshal General. Tss Fnwsiui or Couira The following order from Brigadier General Ewen, respecting the doatb of Colonel George B. Hall, has been tanned ? ontML oansas? no. 7. HanXjCiRTWw, Fovrth Banians, N. G. 3. N, V., 1 Nrw York. May 26, 1JM / The melancholy duty of announcing the Assm ef Co'onel Q. H Hall, of tbe Ninety third regiment, of this brigade, devolvee upon the t ommandant thereof He died on Tussdav evening, the 24th Inst. BIS funeral will take place at the residence of his rather, th* Hon. 0. Hall, No. 37 IJvlngston street, Brooklyn, near the Cltjr Hall, on Sunday, the JOth ln?t , at two o'clock, P.M. A regiment from General Jesse C. Ptnlth's brigade, of Brooklyn, ha* volunteered to parade as funeral escort The officers of this brigade sre requested to attend the funeral, with crape on tbe left arm snd sword hilt. By order or JOHN KWEW Brigadier General Com standing B M Vas Hi ass. Aid da l-smu, SHERMAN ! Pursuit of the Rebels by. Our Whole Army. Brisk Skirmish with the Bear Guard at AdairsriJle. TIio Enemy's Position at Altoona Flanked. The Georgians Deserting Their Colors, Co.. &c.. to. Mr, D. P. Cuntntgliam's Dnimtfh. Cixr .n kah Kwa'TolfiG*., II njr 19, 18C4 IN HOT PCB8CIT. Wo are still In hot pursuit of the enemy, who are said to be In force about fifteen miles from ticrc, at Cortere villo, od the Ktowuh rlvor. The Fourth corps camo up with tholr rear guard on the 17th, at Adalrsville. A briak engagement ensued, In which the enemy were repulsed; but the noble Fourth corns suffered rather severely, losiug some four hundred iu killed and wounded. 1HX KKlin, A It MY !?" i;k UKINrt FP, Dlppiritod and disheartened, the Georgians are fleeing to their miserable homes, along their linea of march. Our cavalry are picking thera up in squads. They will make another dosperate, expiring effort, and, if whipped, tho rebel causo In Georgia is fully played out. New* by Way of Chicago, Chicaoo, III., May 27, 1804. A Nashville correspondent states that General Sbor man'n entire army resumed its march from Kingston, (la., on Tuesday. It flanked Joe Johnston's position at Altoona, on the Etowah river. This position waa in a mountain fastness, and is coo siriered stronger than Atlanta. This correspondent believe* that General Johnston does not intend to fight, but that his troops are being gradually transferred to tho forces of Goncrals I.eo and Beauregard. Important Correction, ALTOONA, OA,, FLASHED INSTRAD OP ATLANTA. Lornrnt.*, May 21, 1M4. Yesterday's Nashville Union says that General Sher man ha* flanked Altoona on the west, taking the road to Halloa and Paulding. The Unian has no particulars of tbe movement. THE SABiNE PASS AFFAIR. Tlie Capture of the Gnnboati Granite City and Wav?-The Veueli lorrcifdtr after being Disabled and Perfectly Hrl plena? Cool neaa of Paymaster A. O. Lathrop? Escape of tbe Ella Hone? A Boat'i Crew from the New Londen Captured, die., ?fcc. OUR X1T1L CORm?*TOOT>KNCK. N?w Oklbans, May 1?, 1884. I have conversed with a gentleman acquainted with some facta In relation to tbe capture of the gunboats Granite City and Wave, which are intereatlng, and, I be lieve, the latest. My informant Is a naval olHcer. Re says that the vessels captured went to Sabine Pass for the purpose of capturing Ore schooners, which bad on board abont 1,600 bales of ootloo; and while lying in tbe river, waiting for ooal, the rebels threw a pea toon bridge across Mud Kayoti, tbe bridge having been previously destroyed by our forces. Over this tbe enemy brought six pieces of ar tillery and Ave hundred men. Their movements were made under cover of darkness, on the night of the 0tb inst. The Oral Intimation the gunboats had of the close proximity of the rebels was a salvo from tbe rebel guns, which wore wltbtn a few yards of them? In fact , so close that it was but a few moments before the Granite City was completely riddlnd, and so damaged In her machinery as to be unable to move ; yet the vessel waa not surren dered until the last hope was gone. In tbe meantime the rebels were pay ins their attentions to the Wave, tbe continued the actloe some time after the Granite Pity was forced to surrender, and dismounted four of the rebel guns, and caused considerable havoe among the troops on shore. The troops were aided by a cotton sled steamer. Paymaster's Clerk Charles H. Grace, a young man from your city, who has served two years as first sergeant In the First New York Volunteers, Colonel Plerson, and was honorably discharged at the expiration of the term of tbe regiment, having participated In all the battles on tbe Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg and ('hancsllorsvllle^was In oomm ind of the boarding party on tbe Wave, and fought like a hero; but the rebels were too strong, and the Wave was so crippled that she could not he handled under this terrific Ore, and was compelled to surrender aftor having made a desperate resistance. As far as we are able to learn, only one officer of tbe vessels was killed, and he Acting Assistant Paymaster J. Reed, of the Granite City. All hands of both vessels are prisoners of war at Sabine I 'ass. Acting Assistant Paymaster A. G. Lathrop, of the Wave, came near being captured, under the following cir cumstances ?He had been on some special duty In tbe tug FJIa Morse, and be arrived at tbe entrance of tbe Pass at seven o'clock on the morning of tbe Sib Inst., end pro ceeded directly up tbe river. He noticed a large number of ladies along the river hanks, who were waving a wel come (the gay deceivers'): but nothing unusual was thought of their actions. Upon arriving within four hundred yards of tbs vessels lie notleed that everything did not look lust right. The ensign was at tbe peak at an unusual boar, and there was no quartermaster on the lookout, or any officer visible. He Immediately or dered the engines of tbe tug stopped, as he was tbe only naval officer on board, and ran tbe beed of tbe boat in shore. He tben dipped the eoalgn of tbe tug tbree times to get a signal to proceed, if all wae right. In answer be received a broadside from tbe Granite CRy; but they ranged too high ; so no harm was done. Tbe fact was dow patent that tho ships were In the haads of the eui-my, and tte tug was started down the river. Although atciose range. Young Dathropwaa determined not to allow the tat to be raptured and be boated tbe big Stars and stripes, and determined not to give up un less tbe engii.es were disabled. He had scarcely turned ? round before the hanks of tbe river were lined with riflemen and sharpshooters, and for a distance of a mile and a half the llttin tug steamed through a perfect volley of shells from the gunboats and stuwers of bullets from the riflemen. Tbe river was only about four hundred roet wide: so you can imagine what a risk was run. lbs tug had not gone Tar before the pilot was wounded, and Captain Pepper, of the tug ? who, by tbe way, was also tbe owner? sprang to the wheel, and on bis kaees steered tbe bont sai?ly out of range. Mr lAthrop started at once ror the Soutbwest Pass and telegraphed to O'Bimi'dore Palmer, and In twelve hours afterwards communicited with blm in person. The Poca hontas and Aroostook were immediately despatched te the scene, but. drawing too much water, were unable to do anything except to shell the country In range of their gui.s. In tbe in'erlm the New I.ondos bad sent In e host's crew to communicate with the captured vessels. Her executive ofl cer. Actiag Master Henry L Sturgss, was shot dead and the host's crew captured. Tbis blow Is a salons to tbe squadron, aad Sabine Pase seems to be an unlucky place for our veseels to ope rate. I.lentenant Levering, of the Wave, Is a severe loee to us. He was a One officer. He was tbe executive oB cer of the Weehawkeo. He fired tbe gune that caused the rebel ram Atlanta to surrender. Bred the first shot at Fort Sumter, and also tbs one which exploded toe mag*, sine In Fort Moultrie. Paymaster Lathrop Is a native of RufTalo, ft. Y., and waa formerly clerk to Captain Sanford, of the Nepteoe. His conduct under Ore Is worthy of the highest commen dation. and he deserves a good ship at tbs heeds of Ad miral Karragst and tbe Navy Department. ?word for MoClellaa. to TU BDlTOlt OF TBI HIRALl). Pnn.AotLrsTA. Way 30, 1104. You will please accept $2 from a youthful Subscriber for the purchase of a sword for Uttle Mac. In sstimatlea of his valor and bravery in tbe cause of a free eoustry. JAMHB cawjng. The Draft at Newark. N swsss, N. J. , Msy 17, 1804, The draft was concluded here to-day for this district Intense Interest prevails, but ne undue excitement ie ap Rrent. Rev. Prs. Po->r asd Hsh wore among tbe drawn, e City Council recently pissed resolutions to give every drafted man three hundred dollars, oalyoee member daring to oppose it. It Is freely stated that there It no one with sufficisnt ooursge to sue out an Injnnctlos before Ihe Chancellor. Death of lion Joshsa R. OUdlsgs. Morrasm, May 27, 18<\4? lion. Joshua R. Glddlngs. (he American COasil Geueral, drooped deed at ten p. U ?*> w, aren a*.