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TfiTE ..SlEMPHI' DAILY APPEAL FRIDAY, APRIL , 18, 1862.
MEMPHIS: FRIDAY MOKXING. APRIL 18, 19G2. OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CITT. The Circulation of the PAIIA Al'l'UAI.. i lawr than Uiat or tae Daily City Presis Combined. HAH iTIKMI'UI UOJVK ITM DITTV ? 1; m h eommou thing tor stnwirs, on ar riving in Am ty, to express surprise t the ferjre wmlm of out of unlfonn' meet with m the struts. They have just ai rivJ frest little town, or viil&c, that has pat riohieatty pMt ferth its strewgtk, aud seat eat ita 8mt ie the ww.- The place for week before they left was i a blaae ef etbsiae, ad r. 'eitemeHt was at fever height. They arrive at Memphis, ad see hundreds of perseos daily thweigmg the street, who bear about them no mark f eeetiou with military affaire ; they ake hear the topes of the day disraseed with dinpasehwmte eatmoeas, awl to their eye just learned with the brilliaut aud certainly hottor-nbtri- iMnhw ot the natriotism of the swot they - 'have left the with whom they eome hi eeaiaet m Memohu atmear wM w HtatBeteot Strangers lwaebiBf; thw city, uaier these cif CHmetaBoas, Mi HnconiBoiy comphua that Metnnhis k aeathetie and that it k behind hi the dteeharge'ot its duty. Votauteers arriv-injr here fell of the aeal that rwes when te urn form is first jmt on, ad h musket first han dledhave bti hewd to ejwhMiu : " We canto ' to fight far Mempeiw, hut she does not fight ibr feeraelff This eompfa'mt i made sometimes hi sorrow, noinatimon m ancer. bwt as it is often made with a eearfetioM of its arearaey. it w desirable tliat the real state of the case should be known. It is tree that the fiery enthaynasm which exists in a tewB,or viUagVon the departure of a large uamher of Hs citiiens far the rm of wh, h not to he found offervescmg da v in our streets. Wheat tar first eoaaiauiies were raised and Wtt the eiay, we were not deficietit it our disday of thisaKty. "Our men shorted as kmd, ami our ay 1 patriots Vaved their hawUkerc-meK as eagerly, as can he done any whew. Enthusiasm Is &u eferwaceBce, that among a pwoyte bent on oarryisg out a grave purpose, settles dowa to a ieeUag of ealm, hut intense and earnest deter mfamtieH; Memphis has arrived at that point. Enthnfhwrm i mxe the dazalimr rocket that me sparkfing thwsagh the air; the stern reserve of an inteMigeut people Tesenlbhw the cannon ba 1, wbkh presents little that is taking to die eye, hat aeeompUshee it, purpose with deadly en ergy. It is also to he remembered that the mil itary dfeplay that so attracts the nothje of tlie sttmwaar, and so profoundly moves him, is a laVyspeetade in our streets, and has'eensed to he neveL So much for what has been mistaken fer.eetd feuKng. "We have next to notice hlw abarge, that while people have their homes to fight lor Memphis, Memphis does m fight for Hseif. The strseger entering- oar city and promem ag theset,1riwt wmarnraMy smrprised- to find so many petmos walking about, lingering at the 'street corner, in the hotel parlors, and ahowt pnhife phMt. having atanntly li ttk r 1 no eocupttion, vit being, for anylhiig the spec ttator ean dhmavar, nneonneeted with the army. . AVe first earl the stranger's attasttion to the ihet, that he hi mcansrily uuabie to tell whether the etfWV he me in the streets are primapaUy eitiMM of the place, or whether they are mostly stragM; be generally supposes that, with JOMIfl axoapthMM, they an Memphis people. This . Buppsatfen ojnesng. Ow ehyOms far some "been in" the Nevhborbood of "active " tin kas eeMd an minx, of aH soite of person having bnsiness with 'the entnps, or on a visit to friends m the army. It Ts also the resort of refugees from Kentneky, Mhwonri, Nashyille, and all that part of IVinnBasea bow invaded by the enemy. Itere otOnnaco tore?, clothing, artilWrj', P" tsfcMMJ, ete., have been obUined, forwarded, or mmie tor the army. Hre transportation, qoar- terMastau, ordnance, MKbu- governmeut olfiees are located, and mfdRes for recruit- isr have been opoiied. 1 hffWJegislature has met, and here state and comity husitrs, and hHshMSK ominected with the CoufedereieStates. has bean transacted Here also persons ou 'travjd arrive in Urge numbers by river and raii n&iraad flss mterrantion of the ordinary Teg- Urity of transit, frequently detains people h.-re for days, who, in ordinary times, wouia remmK but a few Juwsm, or siamty pass on w ithout Tt the tak class in his wind clerks, ra- Axmee. aluBimiideR, laborers, and the many ' kaaMMMw" that ate always war an any. backward and forwwd, and be ean. easily imagine that we must necessarily at wis too with active operatiotwwt ion niww on es jide.of ui, auLat Corinth on the other, be KOHr'oannection with what has beert done np thjjffldto and Arkansas river have an whu mlinax of strangers not only arriving and ggpggjpg, but remaining in ar midst - A large parOhn of these, ulthougfa h) governmeut ser viee tmi aannnaWl with the army, wear no uni imi,jMiin taken for ehrilians. We may; aWiomarfc Ant when memhnru of the army, beksgieg in the city, are here on mrlongh or on bnslnpps, it is iwnal for tbom, when not directly eii Mrvfee, to put aside the attire of the camp, and appaor in pnbfie in their ordinary dress. We fsink the stSMiger, disposed to eensure the 1 people f Memphis, who reads this, wiilaeknowl edgJhat the matW now appears under a diner est afpeet. For the ormctuess of nr state nOsK, w wonW, in the first piaee, refer the jtk to the hotel vegisters. lie wM find thtoughowt Ue winter, the arrivals have b.ou4wmnuo, mneh larger than when the city we Pb to travel to and front the whole United Stotee. By inquiry of the hotel clerks, he " wfH find that beqnently t'e Guyoso, WotjAhbi, and other hotok, have been compelled to send awny aH who arrived after nine o'clock in the evening. In the second place, we would ask the eeeeortens, especially if they hav visited Mem , pbkfere. M Uv in at our hmfks, ooi stores, and connting-roomi, and observe how few ehwks assi assfatanta are at work, compared with what is usual. Even the entire stranger asaet help being struck when his attention is ealted to Ads ; to thoite who knrw the city before ) itt'kte ehgs. toe difference wiH be startHBg ly pereeptible. We might mention other mat- ters, but the above will amply saflke to convince the oawiid mmd, that the number of Memphis people sow in Memphis is very mwch tess than is ucual. wiule the number of sUaagers present in MumpiiM st much more than nsual. We hni iboofbtof speaking of the vast pro pastien of omcmaie popnbjtion who have forsaken tg smim iptioM for the fieW; mml of twg of Sw enornHms contributions that have bean and are now made here for the war, for the ,iLafbrt of soldiers in the camp, fin- fitting out Mnpunt.-fir afcBng sick and wnnded sokhew, Hn- the anpport of th fomihea of soidhui, hnd v iW4hr4cfa. m which fl propftty of wr jMnBhM-htt nnsJas lavished, k Jhpif of the patriotic object for which the united South k fighting. iSweh ntf onamorntioa f oar eflbrts, however, though stonded to retieve our cit from a mistaken and undeeerved imputation, might be mWaken for a vain parade of what we have done uot for the purpose of making r display and winning praise, but for our country's cause. We, therefore, mt the case on the explanations given, and fear not that the candid and conscientious reader, when asked " Has Memphis done its duty? " will unhesitatingly reply in the affirmative. OA eiAISIJ Ali.Ui. We were rejoiced to meet, yesterday, our reg ular ' correspondent " Juvenig," Mr. J. W. YMJWJW.ooti, who was among the prisoners captured by lbs enemy at Island 10. A short experience among his captors, made him dislike his position so much as to create ait anxiety to leave them, which he succeeded in doing with safety, alter euduring great hardships. We are promised a history of late occurrences at the Island, which will be read with interest TIIK VI HUT AliAltAJIA. This fiue regiment, commanded by Col. Stead man, aad recently stationed at Island 10, was mostly captured by the enemy. Only one hun dred and thirty-two escaped. Col. S., who was sick, was conveyed to the country some six miles and placed under the care of sympathking friends, bat he was discovered aud removed by the enemy. We are promised as full a list of the officers captured, by one of their eomrados, hut can be made from memory, aud which we shall gladly publish. IMKTIAI. LIST OV 'Ml it OUATIIS AT Dr. C. C- K.TUF furnishes us a listof tlie woanded who were brought to the Oorinth House, afler the late battle, in attending upon whom he ha been engaged. We lave pub hshed the eftteiel lts of the wounded, an-1 con sequently deem It nnnecessary to insert the lengthy iet he furnishes, aud for which he has our thanks. We give the list of those w ho died up to the )5th hist., out of the one hundred awl thirty-one brought to the hospital: J. Honsackkr and A. Edwards, 10th Ar kansas; W. K. Litkn, 3d Confederate; Martin- McCarthy, 1 1th Louisiana ; K S. Hodoes, 9th Mississippi ; Capt. A. N. Caix, 7th Arkansas ; J. 15. Trgumia'i.kJ 1st Missouri; and II. Kf. KlXI-KY, 'M Mfeppi battalion. ST. I.OUIS AMI MiSSOUKE. A gentleman who spent about three weeks in St. Louis, and who left that city a few days sinee, reports to us tin existence of a strgug southern feeling, greatly predominating over the abolition party. The' tetter, he states, is composed almost exclusively of the German aad emigrant Yankee population. To these may be added a few who are directly iHterwrted in-army contracts for the Federal government. When he left, the Federal force in the city was composed of IIeCKER's regiment and two Gorman battalions of home guards. All the remainder had. been drawn off to form part of the expeditionary force up the TenHas river. Vimkra Missouri -be resorts to be almost uimu'rmou in favor of the South, but the jib pulses of the peopje are kept down by the pres ence of Federal troops stationed throughout the country. All the private arms and ammunition have been token possession of by the enemy, and innnmerahte outrages npon persons mid property have been committed. The whole eduntry is represented to be in a stato of com pfato terror. The southern part of, the State is more divided in sentiment. Our informant, who h Is a gentleman well informed as to the position of affairs throughout the State, does not for a moment entertain a doubt of the ability of the friends of the Con federacy to redeem Missouri from abolition rule, with but little assistance. Give them arms, etc.. and they will work out their own political salva tion. At present they are patiently, though sufferingiy, biding then- time. TYKANWV AT TJIK NORTH. Among th uftcial documents found among Gen. PRRxnss' papers was the' following from a person perfectly willing to be a tool in the dirty work of sabjugatiug even the thinking people of the North. We are gted of the oppor tuuity of ventilating the ssealot: Officii or thk Whio a Rmubmcan, J yuiNcY. Ftmntryll, IStt. ) Grat. B. M. Pkkktiss : Will you send me the form of the oath yon administer to "stcesJies when -you wiah to make them behave them selves. I way be obliged to try it upon John Taylor ; can't tell until I hear from St. JywiiR, hut it fc well enough "to be prepared any way A man by the name of Wilcox, said fo hail from Palmyra, wanted the privilege of carrying pow der, buckshot and lead over. I referred to you for an order, that it was destined for loyal put poses. He promised to get one. NvertheleBS, he mav trv to run it over in the night. Better have a squad of men to keen an yt en him. In Waste, yours truly, ' Jas. J. LAMiHON, Surveyor; Fhmh an indorsement on the back of the letter we find that opportunity was afforded to " make the n i mil h behave tbemnelves !" 3eerHl Oitler vn the lX'nlli ot Cot. A. H Inliiixtnii. The following general order wag issued from jMadonrters at Corinth by Gen. Beauregard : HEAIO.UABTCHS ARHT OF MISSISSIPPI, I CORINTH, MIS?., AVrU 10. ) SoUNaWi: Your late ramieauder-iu-cbief, Ren. A. S. Johnston, is dead ; a foarleMi sol dwr, sagacious captain, a repreachhws man, has fallen. One whe, in his tleviHion to our cause, shrank from no sacriiiee ; one who, ani- miiMl hv a seme of duty, and sustained by sublime owarage, challeii.nd danger, and per i.hMl rallantlv for bis country whilst leading jbrwani hi brave coiumiw to victory. His sig nal example ot heroism ana paurousm, u niw bl. miM mMbe hb army invincible. A-giwtofwl wwntry will mourn his loss, revere his immeand cherish his many virtues. G. T. llKAl'RIMIARII, General Commanding. Thk FKiHwfs at Thkkkvant Station. We are informed by the officials of the Memphis aud Ohio raitwad, that they have informtttieu of the appearance ot a body of Federal troops at Treaevant station, twenty-one miles et of Humboldt Mo information has ben received as to their numbers, or of their proceedings. f t3h Prince de Joinville is at Fortress Monroe, where he hves in a tent and devotes hhnseif to the stody of the northern styfe of warfore, ask ing nuuBtiotM Mid entering into eonversaihtn with the " humblest looking soldier" with a demooMtie emideseesorion' which hiexpreaslbly delights the flunkey correspondent of the Hew ' York Herald, who follows round this sprig of exploded royalty. Dr. Kusstft.t. as a h:k Broker. Under this heading the Boston Journal of the itid has the roUowbtg: The Congwasional eoniniittee which investi gated the press aerjhh, oomments' upon the suppression of dispatches anuounein the setth meut of the Trent affair. The censor testitified that mi Ueeamber Ji7, at 2 o'clock, i. M., he -ceived ptive orders tusnppressall dtspatobes coneerning the mttor; hnt at forty-five minntes afler twa he allowed die following dispatch to "Sjtmet Wood, New Tork Ilotrl, New York: "Act as though you heard some very good news for yourself and me, as soon as you get thw. W. H. Rcjwhjlu" 'lite eanmiittee say ilutt any man of ordinary disoiniaieflt might have del stud iu tint dispatcli the contraband information; and that Mr. Rus sell has not, by his hitters to the Loudon Ttmu, entitled himself tu priviiegas which were denied to nor awn afcnceiu. Stoek t.peculathna were active and miaimeratwp, and the iomaiWes tismk Mr. aeH4dBd mahvR gwd thing at f Am jpMl Bewi." - LATEST BY TELEGRAPH. MliirHiiK on the 1'ruiiiMula. Speeial Oupatch to the Mempab Apftmt. J Riciimoxd, April 17, 16C5J. A serious skir- mhn occurred on the Peninsula, at Weme's Milk, yesterday a ternooii. The enemy were against three Confederate regiments, and at one time they drove the Con federates from the rifle pits, but they were gal lantly retaken after a furious flight. Our loss was twenty killed and eighty wound ed. The enemy's is supposed to be muek larger. Col. MeRiuney, e&Norih Carolina, was killed. Dixie. Official Krporl of the Skirmish on the A'f HIIIMIlH. Richmond, April 17. Official dbpatehes received liut aight from Lee's Farm, e the IVhiIimuU, state that the euewy rammrnrnl a fttriwu boiBbtirdiarDt eo oar Iumb at half-iiest eight o'clock yeitwda Horning, wlueh won co&tinaetl until Mveu o'clock r. M. Their attack u apon oar eeutr, aad km fpksididl.v rfpuhwd. Tbay eadoavorwl to force Oea. Cobb'a posi tion, b4weB Lee's aad Wyme' jaUI Toid waded tliu creek. For a" moment they oeeupied gome of oar rifle pits, from which they were driven out and reputed with a heavy leu Oar troop behatrd ueMy. At tea o'eieok ull wm qaiet. Our Iomi iu killed "was twenty, laetadiag CoL McKiu- ney, of the l.Mli Nortli Carolina, not over kureuty live vrounded. Sight artillery horae killed, aud He howitzer disabled. Coti;;vtioiinl, RICHMOND, April lti, (vis Mobile, 17). la the Senate, toiay, a biH vriu rejtorted from the committee oe postal atiuiH to iarreax the rale of pottage ou xkigle leMer to bB eenU, after the If of July next. Tlx) bill win placed on the calendar. The committee on a flag did not make their report. The chairman said he weald report on Friday, and that tint digB had Well agreed Hpeo. In the Ilotfale a vohiniaouK report u made to Inves tigate the dhtater at Raaaoke I'attd, The Freoefa loiawter Arrived Itere ee-tfight. Kn HMONH, April 17 The Hourn h piuwd a bil( provMing for the safe aud ekteditkMM traneportation of mWVkme of war by railroad, by nix majority. It ere te the eeBee of Military eMef of rallreal tnuntport tiou, who k t receive a Klry of tive thowaad doHam per annum. The Senate, to-day, paaed a bill makaig provtwoim for the eehw of the Confederate State They are to bear eh devieea m the Seeretary T the Treaenry may itevfee. The a4hdj: ahopaweJa Itoaie bHl wakisg Ah giuta, Georgia, a pert of deUvery of gooila hnported lrom Charteiton. The War in Viral'"'". TWeoemy have takefi pwemloa. f Monterey, High land county, Va., with a foree of tear thousand. All to quiet in the valley. Jack eon's foree in iuereatfng daily, but there are no uMtteattoni of an early engagement. It is reported that there had been tteree skirmishing' en the l'eeiBdul to-day. 'I'lie French Tlinl.irr Obji ct of Hi Viit. Nothing in positively known a to the object of the visit of the French Hmieter. Among the variona cou- Jectoiee in one that he Ium eome to aertain what oom- mereia trearleft with i 'ranee are contemplated by the Confederate aathorihMi, and whether the independenee the OoufedWacy will he aintnUieL.for I he purpeee of reporting to Karope. TUB COKSCKU'T ACT. We are indebted (o Governor IIaJuhs for the following synopsis of the Conscript Act of .the Confederate Congress, telegraphed to him by the Secretary of War -- Cory OF TKLEHKAM TO t;iV. IIAKKId FKOM " T1IB SKCKKI'AKY OF fH. An act has passed both llonses of Congress, placing in the Military service of the Confeder ate States for three years, or the war, aU per sons between eighteeu and thirty-five years of age, who are. not lugally extmpt from military sen-ice. AU .twelve iiiontlis vUtutiers, between these ages, to serve two yiMFR froin tlie terra of tlwir enlisttnent, and all of them under eighteen and over thirty-five to remain ninety days, unless their place are jiooner supplied by recruits. The twelve mouths men who have not yet re ceived bounty or furloughs are to have tbom the furloughs to be granted in such numbers and at suited times, as the Secretary of War mav deem compatible with tlie public service. Jve-enlistmeuts, for the purpose of changing from one regiment, battalion or company to an other, unless already perfected by actual trans fer, are in effect cancelled; and all autltorities to raise new corps are vacated, unless within thirty days from th) pasnage- of tlie act tin; organisa tion is complete aud lius the requisite number recruited front persons not now in tlie servien. Companies of infantiy are to have one hundred pnd twuty-iive, field artillery one hundred and fifty, cavalry eighty. All corps of twelvo months volunteers shall have the right, within forty days, on a day to be fixed by the commander of the brigade, to elect aU their officers which they Imd a right lie re to fore to elect such officers to be commissioned by the President. All white males Iwtween eighteoa and thirty five, sobjectto military duty and not now in ser vice, are to bx unrolled ami mustered in, and sent to' tlie old regiaents. All diftchargai from expiration tf term of ser vice aud transfers of re-Liilisting.to new corps will be immediately rtepwid. O. W. ItANfioi.rH, Sec'y of AVar. 1 iiv CoiiACripliott lAr. We publish, else h here, a synopsis of the important provisions of the conscription law recently passed by Congress. J deferring to it the New Orleans Ueta says : Tlie great merit Of the measure in question, eonsidewd as a military mnafe , is that it will enable tlte. Confederate governmeut to wield a large and effective army, whose iucrease or diminution will notdepend upon tbe alternations ef extreme alarm mid over-confidence ia the public mind. The government will not be" com pelled to obtain reiiil'oreemeubi by painfully agitating the nars of the people, or to suffer ita military opr to languish after victory from a relaxation of popular energy. The new law does not disturb the prcsont vol unteer organization as regards men for the war and for three years. That remains as a nucleus upon which to graft the conscript forces. Let us sunpoee it to number ANMKM). 'I'he male citiseus of the Confederacy between the ages of eighteen ami tmrty-ave, subject to milttary duty eau not, at tlie lowest estimate, exclusive of those already iu the arm for the war or three years, be less than 401,000. This would give an army of 700,000. Itat when we take into account those not embraced in the prescribed age who would Intloug to tlte army, tlwre' is reason to be lieve that its aggregate would not lie far hliort of M),000, With such an army, efficiently oftieer ed, and boldly yet sagaciously luuidled, we might indeed expect decisive results, a speedy (xmcliisioii to the war, aud a satisfactory restora tion of peace. , CyTliO Caddo GitzHte says tliat the wheat crop is very promising in Louiaiaua and Texas. .Heililion. An act, to (Irflne aad panMh sedition and to prevent the danger wWeh may arte from ertnH disalfeeted In the .slate. SBCTIOK 1. lis it enactwl by the Legislature of the State of Texas, TIhU if any persott with in this btate, shall maliciously and advisedly discourage tbe people from enlisting into the service of this State or Urn Confederate States, of dispose the people in favor of the enemy, every such person shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, anil op ponyiction thereof, shall be piiuiahed by narisuuuMit iu the peni tentiary for not less thau one nor more than five years, at the discretion of the jury. APrbhkkt for Jkn. Bbaukkoard. Mr. IJwtMMwel, the optician, allowed iu yesterday to exaniiae a magnificent lelescopie spy glass, of Stpewr and accuracy, ir.ee.Med as a present T.. whle Lmn-.'t.H.a general. t WM pur. chased from Mr. Dnbamel by the commute of public safety, the vemior IrimsMf eheer ftiflv con tribHtmg a porbon ot rwv.k, bhmwv This spy gfess is seciwed in a fine mahogany case bearing au approprUte inscription. U doubt, lie comiHlerud a weliioKH, present bv llu, general. A OHmm IU. ' r M Thk Womiin of TFjtAs.KiTr.-f fr, . . .iui,l rt private letter front Gen. Daggett, of Texas : In Palo Pinto county, k call being made for volunteers, out of a crowd ot men only five ' marched out, when fifteen young daughters of ' Texas marched out into line, and declared they I would go into bp service of their country if their abuses' were not tilled bv cood men. wb perfect yell ensued, aiid fifteen ih took their ! ntaesn! Thii b)p. ) L.-- . ! ' IT. THE THIRTEKNTII TENNESSBE. The following is a list of killed and wounded of the 13th Tennessee regiment, in the engage ment of the Cth and 7th April, at Shiloh : Company A Capt. Arnold. Killed: 1st Lient. C. D. WhiUnore, J. M. Moore. , Wounded mortally : II. C. Durbar!. Severe ly: -2d Lieut W. A. Bell, J. W. Casey, G. W. Clay, D. H. Williams, D. G. Morris, R. W. Thompson. Slightly : J. W. Matherly. Company B Capt. Cranberry. Killed: J. J. Bobbet, J. II. Walker. Wounded mortally : 1st Lieut. S. B. Dougan. Severely: W. J. Alexander, J. II. Parker. Slightly : W. B. Keid, B. M Williams, J. J. Car ter. T. H. Owen. Missing : Serg't B. J. Tatum, J. L. Moore. Company C Capt Morgan. Killed : W. B Stokes, C. L. Graham, W. T. Kaine. Wounded sevorery: T. Holeman, II. J. Iluch inson, T. M. House, Z. Madden, P. M. Gratt, J. W. Slough, J. II. Savage, B. Strntton, W. P. Vandervorst. Slightly: W. B. Duke, D. John son. J. B. Jossline, J. P. Jamison, J. T. Tuggle, W. W. Williams. Company D Capt Wilkins. Killed : 1st Lieut. W. P. Corran, Privates llich'd Hunt, Robt. Eaton. Wounded Mortally : Iloward Roach. Severe ly: Capt J.N. Wilkins, Privates Tip Carmack, John Giegory, Jas. Kenada. Sb'ghtly: Lieut. 1L E. Holmes, Privates Wm. Brown, II. T. Pul lerton, Jas. Holt, L. L. McCorkle, J. M. Rob ertson, It. A. Weddington. Company E Capt. Dyer. Killed : Privates J. C. Brack, N. C. Grissom, D. C. Bull. Wounded Severely: Sergeant J. A. Scar boro, Privates T. II. Siller, W. S. Laudreth. Slightly: Lieut. J. B. Allen, 'Sergeuut J. G. Scafboro. Privates W. S. Rowland, J. B. Moore. Mbviug : D. Q. jVniett. Company V Capt. AVisdom. Killed : R W. Guthrie, M. Denchy, AVra. Sauders. Wounded mortally : J. D. Springer, John Morgan. Severely : Sergeant W. J. Kmsey, P. M. Clayton, Win. Davenport, Jolm Hug ging, J. W. McIIuynes, J. M. Neal, W. J. Shelby, J. V. Tillman. Slightly: Lieut. L. W. Henry, Corporal A. J. Thomasson, J. P. Atkins, J.' B. Carsou, W. E. English, J. I'. Meeks, Jas. Milton, P. M. Osborne, H. J. Royer. Missing C. M. Bingham. Company G Capt Lanier. Killed.: M. M. McKiney, J.J. Winlield. Wounded severely : J. II. Brown. Slightly : N. Stafford, R G. Tucker. Company II Captain Pittman. Killed : J. 0. Cole, E. O. Chambers, D. R. Royster. Wounded moitally : J. W. Russell, J. K. Voung, Iiobt Longhbiidge. Severely : -G. W. Wymie, Capt R. W. Pittman, Corporal P. S. Ellis, G. W. Turner. Slightly : R. A. Brooks, It II. Cole, T.J. Chambers, D. R. Duulap.J. It. Eckline, S. L. Herring, S. A.Memsing, A.J. Tally, J. W. Thompson. Company I Capt J. A. Mitchell Killed : P. W. McNeeley. Mortally woumtyd : J. N. Vandyke, Lewis Robertson, G. W. Berger, (since dead.) Se verely : Lieut B. M. Bray, Sergeant N. D. Col lins, E. S. llatton, A. M. Vandyke, R. J. Bar bam. Slightly : J. A. Barhain, T. M. Bailey, W. N. Brewer. W. T. Parusworth, Tbos. Hart, L. D. Ilorton, J. M. Hardiman Arch Joyner, S. L. Ross. Company K CapL;Latta. Severely wound ed : Lieut. T. C. Buchauan, J. P. Duke, N. W. Warren. Slightly: W. D. Petherstou. Mus ing: C. A. Chitwood. Col A. J. Vaughan's liorso was shot from nn der Mm. Adjutant R W. Harvell was wounded in tlie thigh. mVAM NEW. The nouskm (Galveston) Aetw, of the Sth, says : A gentleman from Goliad informs us that the whole country west of the Guadalupe is parched with the drouth. There has been very little rain during the tml winter, aud tlie ground is so dry that the corn and other crops planted cannot .grow. Even the grass ou the prairie does not grow, and there is scarcely enough to keep the stock alive. In consequence, hauling from tlie Rio Grande ha.advanced from $3 f0 to ?3.50 per 100 pounds to Alleyton, as the teamsters have to pack their corn aud fodder to feed their teams A great many oxen die ou the road. There has been and still is a constant stream of travel between Goliad and Browns ville. Tlie Houston Ttltgrnjtk publishes a statement by which it appears that there are forty-four Texas regiments cavalry, lancers artillery and infantry hi tlie Confederate service. Others are now lieing raised by those bearing commis sions from1 tlte War Department, and under tint requisition ou the Governor for fifteen additional regiments. We team from the Houston (Galveston) AVtrs that Gen. Waul has returned to Texas to ruin; troops for Gen. Van Darn's army. The Houston Tttegruph, of the 9th, lias the following : ' Prom all parts of tlie West wo lvear doleful accounts of tlie drouth now prevailing, aud it ellect upon the cattle. Xhousauiis upon titou sands of them are dying for waut ol water. If it don't rain soon there will be hard times in Weste; u Texas before the ymi is out In another column the Tdtruyh has more favorable, intelalgance. It says; 'lite Seguiu Confederacy rejoices in a heavy rain there last Tuesday week, the heaviest for a year. The San Antonio Utrald mention partial snowers in that neighborhood. irAt'ArVA ANB UlttXXVXN KBWH. From the llssvHne.l We are to a friend for a batch of Ha vana Diaros dr. In tfnrina, of the last days of .March. 1 lie late Mexican advices were satis factory enough. Tlie representatives of the al lied powers had concluded at I -a Soledad, with the government of Mexico, a preliminary treaty by which tlie foreign army were to evacuate the city of Vera Crux, a d take up their quarters at Orizaba and other inland places, until the plen ipotentiaries of the interested parties and the ministers oi .mares, woo are to mee: ou me l;ui iiist, come to a decisive conclusion, ou the ques tion of ieace or a renewal of hostilities. But a few days after tie! French and Spanish troops nau compiled wnn iu treaty, j-fesuieni juaruz, at the suggestion of his Secretary of State, Mr. Doblado, and without the knowledge of his Sec retary of the Treasury, Air. Echevarria, levjed a torcetl loan ol $000,000 ou six foreign firms, three ot wincii, bpauisti ones, will have to con tribute 100,000 each. It is said' that Mr. Eche varria was very highly incensed when he first heard of this extraordinary transaction, and had about the matter a stormy interview with Air. Doblado. As for the plenipotentiaries of the al lied tiowers, they prepared forthwith an ultium turn so at least it is stated iu a Mexican corres pondence and should the forced loan be insist ed upon, it will be considered as the proof of a declaration ot war. iu the latter case, the al lied troops will have, according to the prelimiu ary treaty of La Sojedad, to go back tu 'aso Anciio, and witlt sueli a contingency jn view, the commanders have already estubltslieil , de pot of provisions and military stores at that piaes, Tlie Preireh and Spanish arm v corns were con siderably reinforced, ere they left Vera Cruz, by tae arrival or unee inousanu ciiasseurs-a-pied and cazadores. We find iu au extract from the Kro tit llnruaa. of the loth of March u newspaper which fol lows the army, aud is now published at Orizaba tlie following details about the awful catas trophe which took place in Chalchicomula, and was alluded to in one ot our milliners last week : "On tlie 7th met , tlie vjlWe of San Anuies Chatehjcomula was the tcene of oue of those terrible accidents which cannot be witnessed without a feeling of pity, miiigled with terror. Some two thousand, num. with about three hun dred women and children, belonging to or fol lowintr the Mexican army, and most of whom attached to regiments raised iu the State of Oaxaca, had taken up their quarters in the com missariat building, in which were stored great quantities of gunpowder aud ammunition. But these, instead of bring kept iu a room for that purpose,, were left scattered in the yards, ex po, ed to the heat of the sub fiuj tlie tire of smokers. At :i o'cleck in the evening, a spark felt in one of tlie boxes set its contents on fire, and th tire being communicated to the other storifc, a general explosion followed, and tho wliote ptfe wax blasted with a Jr etneudous i)oje, th walk tumbling down with' a fearful crash, and burying under their ruins all human beings gathered under that roof. More thau one thou sand persons were kibed, and the remaiuder wounded more or less daugeronsly. " As noon as this catastrophe was krtqwn in Onaaba and Coidoba, the surgeons of the 1 reach aud English tr-eps hastened to the scene of hat cruel accident, to attend to the numerous yjctims, as they were Ibketi from among tho ruins. It is said that this explosion was caused by blazing fires, which a number of ignoraut women had mado in the yards near tlie boxes, in order to cook the vitnals of the soldiers." 4b The French steamer Le Tage, which left Matamoras on the 20th ult, for Havana, reports that tho population of that place were delighted by the arrival in port of tlie English steam frigate Phaeton, mounted with fifty-six guns, and the Prench steam sloop ot war, Bertholet, .with six rifled guns. The commanding bfficer of tho Phaeton spent one day on shore, and was invited to a ball given in compliment to him, which invitation he however declined. But, be fore he left, he assured his new friends that his mission was to keep open the mouth of the Rio Grande to the trade of the whole world. In au extra of the Dmrut de la Marina, pub lished on the 10th ult., we liud the following : "The Pederal steamer Constitution arrived this morning from Cayo-Hueso, reports that tlie fleet which left the latter port towards the end of February, has crossed tho Mississippi bar, with intent to commence operations against New Orleans. We don't know the exact number of the vet-sels forming tl 13 expedition ; but are in formed it was lately greatly increased. On the other hand, we do know that New Orleans has constructed ou aH vulnerable points works of defense, the importance Of which whs alluded to by northern periodicals." FOIET JAl'KSOA'.S VIIMT FIGHT. From the New Orleans l'icajao, April 15J Por the first time since it was built, Fort Jack sou, one of the strong defenses of tlie Missis sippi river, below the city, was, on Sunday last, 'uuderlire." Availing ourselves of a courteous invitation we accompanied a pleasant pany to the forts, leaving the city iu n steamer, ou Saturday night, ami arriving after some detention by a fog on the river, in the forenoon of the next day. Just as our boat touched the landing, we heard the drum beat "the long roll," while a bugler stand ing on one of the bastions sounded the call to quarters. At this summons, many ot" the ol diers who had been engaged outside, set off at double quick, aud made their way to the interior of the fort, and when we entered, we found tlie various companies drawn np iu line, or on tlieir way to the casemates and parapets. Soon' all wore in place beside their guns, ready for the threatened conflict, while Gen. Duncan and his assistant officers were seen pacing tlie parapet, spy-glasses in bund, and casting eager glances tc the point of woods about two miles down tlie river, and behind which they could already dis cern the masts of the enemy's vessels coming up. At this moment a red flag was raised over the Confederate bauner, by way of signal to St. Phillip opposite that the enemy was approach ing, and immediately the hluo Bag was run up on the staffs of both forts. Meantime, the several gunboats lying off the forts, formed, in readiness to take iMtrt, if need be, in the contest One of these went down on a reconuoiteriug expedition, aud having neared the point of woods that yet hid the boats of the enemy from our sight, returned, but not without being honored on her passage with a compliment or two from the guns of Commo dore Farragut. She accomplislied her return without injury, and soon a black hull was seen to emerge beyond the woods, and making her way toward the left bank of the river. Having attained what she probably considered an eligi ble position for purpose, she came round, and presented her liroadside to the fort, being then about two miles distant. A few moments of eager expectati6n, ami a flash, followed by a putTof smoke, was seen to issue from one of her guns, and then there came whizzing and hurtling through the air, lieard by many in its course, the first shot ever fired at Port Jackson. It was a very creditable line sltot a shell and passed critically near the po sjtiou of those w-ho were watching ita destina tion. It passed over tbo fort, and fell between its walls and the river, smashing a small. foot bridge, and ma ing a formidable splash in the mud and water tlioreabouts. The next was aimed with about the same degree of precision, and fell beyond the walls, within a fev fSSt'of tho outer liastion, ficing the river. Some por tions of this exploded shell were secured by the spectators, as relics. We have one we should bo pleased to show any curiously inclined friend. Some twelve shells in all were bestowed upon us from different positions, iu the course of the forenoon, including one fired from behind the screen the woods afforded, which we took foi a mortar shell. This described a lofty aerial curve, and when in mid air exploded, the luse being too slwrt to carry it to its destined goal. Two of 'the shots came in very dangerous proximity to our pretty steamer, which lay at the lauding, one passing directly over the pilot-house, ami the other dropping into the water just abaft the stern. Another passed clear over the river, be yond St. Philip, into the prairie, ami others were thrown, but like the rest, all without accomplish ing their hostile intent. All this of course was done mainly by way of " getting tlie range," though it is not to be doubted that every shot was intended to tell. Prom St Philip some sjx or seven ofTbe ene my's vessels of different classes were plainly to be seen, and from Jacksoii the masts of the flag skip of the fleet, with the gridueu flaunting at the peak, were visible over the tops of the woods. There were but three responses made on oar side to these repeated compliments of the ene my. But these were all most elegantly turned. After tho gunboat that opened the ball had amused herself a while in this way, a 7-inch rifled was brought tolwar 0U her, and though not us effectively as was desired, yet allowed good practice, and flatteringly prophetic of a " better next time." At all events, the enemy deemed it prudent to retire for the time, and, as he was making his way across to the point of woods, to seek once more his leaty saeiter, tie was trreeted with two more meeseiurers that very closeiy neared, if, indeed, one of them did not hit him. Take it altogether, though but a rooiuiois sauco on the one side, and u ready and prompt reception on the other, it was a brisk little affair, and greatly interested tlie spectators, during tlie two hours or so it lasted. But though the enemy did not pay any fur ther attention to the forts during the day, lie was not Rile. Capt Mullen's company of sharp shooters were annoyingly about, among that long reach of woods to which we hv referred as sltirtiug the river below the fort Rumor reached us, iu the course of the day, that au epauletted Pederal had been picked iff by the rifle o.f one of these bushwhackers, to whom the officer presented a tempting mark as he stood on the quarter deck of one of tlw vessels. A'nu this may be the reason why, at intervals for sev eral hours, there was a cannonading kept up by the enemy's gunboats upon the woods. Tlie grade and canister were very freely distributed among the trees and underbrush, but we fancy with but little effect. ' .When wo loft,-oil our return to tlie city, there was a prevalent impression in both forts, that the grand drama, ot which this little affair was probably but the prelude, might commence iu earnest any day, yesterday, to-day, or to-mot-row ; hut undoubtedly in the course of the cur rent week. The strong impression left upon our minds by .the manner iu which Port Jack son deported herself ou tlie occasion of her first fight, and by the conviction that Iter consort, over the river, would gallantly and efficiently assist her, when the Time should come, was that the enemy, if lie runs that gaHtitlet successful ly, will lmve to make a better fight than we think he can. We abstain from going into particulars as to the force, the armAinent, etc, at Ports Jackson aud St. Philip. It is enough tor our present purpose to jay that we believe them to be abundantly sufficient for the work tlmt lies be fore them. G?Mr. DoBow, agent of the produce loan, proposes to take fifteen to twenty thousand bales of cotton in exchange for Confederate bonds A Battle Ist tDKNT. On the day before tho regiment left for Corinth, Sergeant Geo. E. Dixon, of the "Washington Light Infantry," 21st Alabama, called ou some kdiea with whom he was familiarly acquainted to bid them good bye. In the course ot the visit some tarn of the conversation induced him to take a S&Q gold piece from his pocket, which 0110 of the ladies. told htm he bad better leave with her to remem' ber him by. But tie said no; he believed ho would keep it; that it might save his life. In the heat of the battle ot Shiloh, Dixon felt a severe rap upon 1 the part of his body near the hip where ho curried his pocket hook, and at the same moment was placed hort Ju raaWl by a seyere wound. On examination it was found that a Yankee bullet had passed through one side of his pocket book, bending the $2b gold piece, and glancing, wounded him badly in the hip. Had the bullet not so glanced, it would have killed him. His name is in the list of casu alties as that of one of the "severely wounded," and this is the way he was wounded. Moral Never eive away your S80 geld iifeees when you are likely to be engaged in a battle. Aftt bile Advertiser M Jeqistr. ' A .HCATIXIfVC liKTTKh FUOilI A ItllS .SOUKI I, ADV. published IIY REQI BST. Callaway County, Mo., Jan. C, 1868. CoL A. M. Hare, Ceninander of the Federal Force jU Fulton, MiiMOuri : Sik: Will you pardon au intrusion which nothing but a mother's solicitude could induce ? I am informed tliat a part of your command -Kro now engaged iu pillaging and despoiling the home which I left a few days since, because I expected daily to be turned out as other lielptess women have been by the same forces, but espe cially because I am threatened with arrest I understand tliat our estate is to be confiscated, and myself and little children are to be driven from a plentiful aud happy home iuto abject poverty aud want I cannot express astonish ment at this, for troops whose highest glory is the forcible seizure of unarmed citizens or a midnight assault on a haystack or brushpile, will not hesitate to stoop to any depth ot infamy. I suppose tliat I am to be held responsible tor my husband's " political heresies," and upon this premise I found the right thus to address you. My husbaud, sir, is iu the soutliom army. He is a " rebel," and I glory in the fact. He w in favorof constitutional liberty a warm friend ot that freedom which our fortfatliers established, and is, tlierefore, opposed to the dictatorship which " his holiness the pope," Abraham, has reared ou its ruins. " In common with others, lie is battling to drive a horde of mercenary inva ders from the State, that freemen, instead of hireling butchers, may decide tlie destiny ot Missouri. If for this my home has been deso lated, or my helpless children made beggars, I welcome poverty and banishment I had rather the idol of my hear would go down amid the wreck d storm of battle iu a death struggle for liberty, that I aud my iuuoceiit babeshould be plunged into orphanage, pentiikes, titan that he should disgrace us by the slightest subuiis- sum to foe without pnucipie aim wunout honor. From your position the inference is reasonable that you are " acting under authority from Wash ington. " Yet, while' I have a profound con-! tempt for Uie author of your faith, charity would suggest that jou be lield personally culpable only so far as you lend yourself to the prosecu tion of his atrocious designs while it would tints not bo foreign to good manners to allow you tlie benefit of any doubt that might arise as to your conduct Individually it is no part of my purpose to whitewash the record which your own holy zeal has written in our midst of homes made tenantless, of hearts lacerated, of affections' throne dismantled. No grade ol" " authority," no style of " military necessity " rcau purchase exemption for that single tragedy. iiue uriswoll murder); me memory will chug to the murder, like the mark on Cam, while lie livec, and forever doom him when he dies. Although, sir, the individual rights of prop erty, as recognized and guarantied iu your con stitution, chartered privileges have heeu nulled and made void by armed rogues and its most sacred provisions violated in a thousand forms. would it not be welt, even yet, to pay at least a passing respect to that ancient aud " higher law," which says, "Thoushalt not steal; thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's man servant nor bis maid servant, nor any thing else which is his." This latter clause, would I suppose, em braces bam, bay, oats, liorses, cattle, and might possibly have a rery remote reference to articles of the household, hooks, prirate papers, etc. If. sir, you came to mo to fight, as is so vannt ingly said, why, I pray you, do yeu not go wliere you can get accommodations and cross foemen worthy of your steel ? Why do you insist on the stereotyped evasion that our gen eral " can't be caught," " won't fight," " can't be found," etc., when it is potent to the whole world that your army have found him on several occasions, and wero welcomed with bloody hands at Springfield, at Dry wood and at Lex ington 1 He is even now preparing for year re ception tlie most approved hospitalities of the season at his favorite tand m the Southwest. With so excellent a host at your service, why aggravate a skirmish witlt undisciplined and utioffeuding citizens; and when defeated by them, why drag from the bed ami the fireside aged men and little boys aud publish a long, list of " prisoners of war " to embeliah " another brilliant achievement of our arms ?" Why is it that instead of meeting men marshaled in arms it is so much more preierable, in the language of one of Quixob; Lincoln's local Sancho I 'ansa's, to " surprise " defenseless men with cavalry in OHt-of-the-way farm houses, iu hay lofts and in corn stacks, capturing them in detail Where is the " tranquility " you came here to restore, aye, and that " protection " you came to give to all is it not such as vultures give to lambs 7 There is a seeming inconsistency, colonel, in thus proclaiming tlie majesty oi freedom aud the glory of independence to a people beleagur ed with bayonets, and deprived of the simplest privilege, of Americaa citizenship. The people of our country are now unfortunately situated much as were our gracious sove.eigns, loyal subjects a few weeks since, wheu cowering with mortal fear under the roar of the British hen, in the complications ot tho Trent affair. Can you not sympatize with us 7 But one more question and I will not trouble you further. With what favor does your newly patented oath meet? that oath at which liherty revolts and freedom shrieks 1 tlmt monster oath which, fear of death (or of the dungeon, still more intolerable.) forces us to approach with a snub, and turn from with .a uompjiment, though the heart sickens with disgust, and the brain burns with indignation while heartless tyranny imposes it. Let me ask you, sir, if you claim to be a sensible man, afid yet believe that the consciences of ireemeH eau thus be chained ? I have a bright, promising boy of three summers, and as I kneel with him in supplication to tbePatlierof mercies, and en deavor to tench him the duty ot love to that Creator, I do not fail to leant him to hate, with all his heart, the perpetration of such an enor mity ; aud, as Humilcar swore Hannibal to eter nal enmity to Rome, so will I obligate him to avenge, with a die's service, tlie wrongs of our country. But, sir, a better time is coming. We will yet be free. Her oppressors will yet, how ever unwilliugly, be eompelled to " retire in good order" from our soil. The ensign of Co lumbia will yet wave where the prostituted stars and stripes tliat we once loved so weU.now swing in insolent triumph. God wills it, (Joel, clmp. Al, '-.'Oth ver.) and the great Price and his cohorts are couiiug "the ball I in motion KeeietleiiS aad free as the .wave ef the ocean." Tlie name of his little band already g)l tho earth with its glory. They are the elect and luiiioiiited heralds of liberty's new evangel to man. The flames they are kindling now in ex ile will soon reach and illuminate the dear na tive homes' from which they have been driven with such violence, and take a terrible revenge ou the oppressors' of their friends and their families. Tlie highest motives tlmt move man to action impel our gallant soldiers ou to new theaters of fame, " not motives of gold or of fortune, but higher and holier than these." It is no weak, impatient voice tliat spooks to them of freedom. The voiee oi the Eternal is summoning tbera ou. Angels are beckoning tliem. " Th battlements of heaven are; crowd ed with martyrs" gone before, who, bending down from their eminences, are poiuiing to1" the victor's crown iu the sunlight of immortality," and urging them ou to. victory and to gUwy. What though the fortunes of war seem tempo rarily adverse to our arms, and every plain from Arlington to Sierra Nevada lie burtbeited with the tread of legions marshalling for tlie on slaught and the plunder. Still will we despair not, tor as uod lil a .siose; zn tlie eoietnes a WashlusrtOU, aO nave WO Our own chosen chief- rw - : tain, who will leave ns not on the borders ef . uixie iuiu, u.u, jittu oosniuioi OKI. WUl es f lltl.... 1:1... T..l f ... tablhth us there in freedom aud sadopeud? uce. History has "irea Au name immortality.- It atH neftr 4i. He holds his patent oi nobility from no earthly monarch ; it bears tho iseal of nature's God. His reputation, Has pad uuwugh glory 'g Burning gate, Aud tUiad ereet lu par adwe." His memory will be cherished in millions of grateful hearts when self-oonstitated autocrats whose steps are now counted by army contract ors and timed by sycophantic huzzas, shall have long since mouldered aud oeeu lorgotteu. Defame hint and malign him as you will, yet wtieu you, sir, aud the master who sent vou. shall have paused away to a grave where no one win ever pause to sned a tear or speak ol a virtue; when tins modem (jainerlane shalt have gone from his palace of skulls with fear aud trembling to answer for the hundred thousand human souls which his unholy ambition has hurried up to the infernal throne, and when all men snail uetioiu in uie leariut kuiuuhuus oi his doom another fulfillment of that immutable decree, " They who do net rule in righteousness hall uerieh from the earth," then, sir, ia prom dominion of Sterlme Price wiU be toe huta hiwo tioa of a great nation of freemen. " His mime will hve a ghfy and a bankwu forever." Permit me to state, in oumjiusso, u me ruin yon have made and are likely to make in our vicinity, will disengage our citizens ' from any noueoumy attention to heme, and its eon- eeras. Tfcevwrtf there fere be'ehabled to "devote their whole time arid best energies to the service of their eonntry. With due consideration, Maky C. Norton Iuterentiu Items from the Jimitiville wr. AVe have received the Huntsville papers of the 9 th instant, which can tarn some items of inter est The following we extract front the --Wro cute: The enemy have their pickets about five miles this side of Shelbyville, stretching across from TaUahoma to Columbia. There are no troops this side of Columbia BueH's army having gone to the lenneseee at Savannah. An. active force of cavalrv. with a small body of infantry and artillery, could capture the smalt bodies of the enemy ravaging -MkMfle lennessce. 1 lie people there have ho arms at all. Messrs. Brennan, Mayor 1L It. Cheatham and Sharp aud Hamilton, of Nashville, have been arrested for treason, iu making arms, etc., for the Confederate government. They will be tried by the Pederal CottTt, which will soon be held in Nashville. There are one hundred and sixty-three steam boats iu the Tennessee river employed by tlie Federals in transporting troops, besides three gunboats. Drccil'i.lNK. In this essential of military suc cess the army of Gen. Buell is superior to oar own. Idleness, carelessness, ami UhMipatMsa have too often characterized our officers. They httve thronged 1 tote Is, bar rooms and railroads instead of being on duly with their commands. Dninken officers, high ones, too, have lieen e inoii sights, disgusting our people, ami bringing reproach upon our cause. Liquor casks nmiked to high generals have been seen frequently taken from grocers. But, we are glad to know that the discipline of our army is improving. We hear tint a captain and a colonel have been Woken of tiieir conunissious, and drummed out of service by Gen. Bragg, for uuofticerlike con duct. Also, that Gens. Crittenden and Carroll are under arrest liqnor too much. Let the good work go on. A drunken officer, high or low, is worse than a Lincoln spy. Tin Viriuiu mid Hie lUonilar. The Richmond Enquirer ot Thursday says : The Virginia is this day the protection of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and of Richmond. The Monitor, niioppoW by her, com hi not be arretted by onr batteries Not only these im portant cities, but tlie great military interests connect d with them, the moguitude of which we need not do more than allude to, wonld be exposed to extreme disasters if the Virginia should lie lost aud the Monitor remain. Under these circumstances we confess tliat we pauee' with grave solicitude at thejpropoeitiou so zealously urged that the Virginia should hurry to renew tlie conflict with the Monitor. If we could be assured of the victory, it would, indeed, be a most advantageous and uaguificent achieve ment But a barren conflict of four hoars, dur ing which but little was .effected by either ves sel, cannot be considered as promising that tlie result of another trial of strength shall certainly be hi our favor. Presumption Hfllf would not dare so to pronounce. We, ourselves, believe tliat tlie Virginia is the superior vessel. But our confidence iu that opinion, with such rights as we lmve before us, and in view of the heavy stake which abides die result, is not strong nuough to engage us in the clamorous eall now made by some, that she be uncouditionally i us bed iuto a fresh encouuter with the Monitor. It is a military rule that a battle is to be avoid ed when tlie advantage of victory, coupled with the prospect of obtaining it, would net eutwehrh tlie disasters ot defeat aud tlie liability to surfer it. In the case we are now considering, the stake would be a tremendous one to both parties. We should be transported with joy if we could wiu it We should be everwheiiaed with sor row to lose it A glorious advantage tempts on the one hand a gloomy dUaster warns ou lie other. It must be for thoe who are better in formed as to the present relative effec ivcuess of the two iron-clad monsters, to bold tlie scales and dec.de whether wisdom counsels or forbids that we seek the bottle. Those to wbeai the lesponsthility of decision belongs, must weigh it well, and address them selves earnestly and wisely to the duty. They inu'vt not lose the admirable advautage ot vic tory over the Monitor, if, with reasonable cer tainty, it is within onr compass. They must net, through presumptnousness, or under any pres sure troru inconsiderate citizens', involve us in. the (tweeter or an unequal et iron liter CoNscKllTiuN. A complete, revolution takes piace w-aay m our military community. W nave nearu, tor some tune past, of the law reeowroemioa by the President for enmir.. Un persons betweeu eighteen and thirty-five ears iuujcvi hj jummry amy. xnis Jaw iia posseu wtn nouses ot Congress, as we karu from a dispatch of our Secretary of War, the Hon. G. W. Randolph. As be givesiorders for immediate compliance with ita provisions, the iuem.tup.Kni is maiine x resweut has signed the Mil, or intends doing so. All persona, then, of military capacity, who are between the atrea of "h,w " Huny-uvu years, are, by the sso- reiary or war, ordered to be enrolled, n witiqait-1 iu and sorit to the old regiments. OmewM suppose tins ordered to be done mimorwiiUij, bnt at another place a dubty of" thirty days seems to have been granted. .At -feast it is ordered that all authorizations hj,rtGe new corps tro remrau, i in rope uoiupteu:"xw luua thirty days after the passage of thiyact All volunteers now in service for a short; time, and subject to the above law, wjll of dourse be enrolled tor tlm same term, with what they shall hav already served, as those not at all in service. This law wiH create the haliescpirit of en listment, as men will prefer enrolling themselves J ! I" . I , . ".me ufneere ot .net own e noosing to being enrolled it any regiment by chanee. Another effect of this order will probably be to break up ... . wirj uijrauuH.iviui, voi mi ieer ami militia, as this enrollment is to be made for CnnfmbirHte nerv we. The term of service is Jbr three years, ubiohhw war is wmiHiHUMi sooner, liibmtry iwiipuitn tu cvtatRH oi mm nwrareu auu twen ty-live men. N. u lieitu. Arrival and Depakilrk of Pl.-p The railroad traHlT Saturday night brought down upwards of 1700 Federal prisoners, who, with those that ha 1 arriveil kra v4tklltll uVMat anali pivinmaij DUVU as were too severely wounded to b$yneved, w ent up the river yesterday, bound foPMaattironiery aud Tuscalochu. The whole number sent offin about lajJ, including 153 comiisekived o facers. The Cadet Rifles, Bay Chasseurs, Bienville Rangers, Merchants' Guard and Mobile Greys accompany them as a guard. Among the pris oners is Gen. Prentiss, who aetwd the doe com- pteteiy wnue aere, ana wttoee condition as a prisoner saved him and barely saved him from chastisement He probably expected to be i lionized, und sympathised with, and gave vent to his disappointment iu abusive tirades airainet .1 . .1 It .. r uie ooutu generally anu southern women m particular. His insolence rendered it necessary to threaten him with close confinement Another detachment of prisoners, amounting- to :nnt are expected to night--jJ0W A'ow, J-RlWNKR,s;s)AfKIi. We were pleased to meet Mr. Samuel Williamson on Saturday. Mr. W. was a private iu the Enterprise Guards, 1 1th Mtwfesip pi regiment I le ?was taken a prisoner airort uoiieisoa, and with about 1WJ others was wsen to umeago. After that battle, he says that lie and a gentleman named John Phsgerahl made their escape by bribing their sentinel with fcve dftihlM, and got down to Kwrilr(tra ! walked thence to Athens, Alabama, a distance of lllll mlLu IT.. L seceaMinniatii -ill Ik. ....... .'.l ,.l.;i :L v mm. c save inui m mat. a pmu mauv - a ewv I im. a VT UUV in jail at Chicago, several ladies called to see tbe prisoners there, and that thev snoke in very cor- utai terms to mem, telling them to keep in good spirits, that there was a better day coming, etc. Mr W- thinks that sinee he left two others have made their escape. His family no doubt will be exceeding glad at the good fortune of their son in getting out of the erutcliea ot the rascally enemy. Motuc TrSmnr.. BRUTAL. A Nashville correspondent cf the Cincinnati Tinm says : For some uoaeeountaaie reason ine women or this aectioa do not fever the northern sol&iers. In their ai&ich toward Nashville they were fre quently greeted 'by some female dwellers bv the roadside with " There po the Yankees," .' We 11 soon see another But! Run," and other expres aious net very compHroentary to northern ears. Ou one occasion, as Gen. Nelson was riding at the head of his command, one of these feawle Secessionists thrust her bead from the window and screamed, " Hurrah for Jeff. Davis ! Hurrah for Jeff. Davis ' " This was too much for the temper p' the general, and, riding close to the SaA, be (honied, "Madam, if yon repeat that again, Pll be cursed if 1 dou't quarter a man in your nowse who w covered aU over with the smafljmx.'' rms had the dmved Hfcet, aad tie win la tor of Jeff. Davht retired in4 ehaetiritv UHiil (its ef lKera were out of sight. OBITUAltY. v Wu killed set the haWhMbM at SaM,eah M a A aril. Sergeant OllVaK SaHKBTT PArneONV -jrl tweety-twe years aad two eiiti, a ef M,eteejie Pattitoa aad moarinr sf the Matt Ctty Gra regiment After aeveral hoeri of the inflate eMattm M meet bad s-onaed aad take a large hattrty. ntk Hm gaM and hone, when Joilevrm aa the aO'J' cbey wee tired b ea by a regiawnt ia amba4. ntlk wJMe powder, that maete n report ; the lr! the v bwtiisi; sf tbe ballet. They we down. After a abort time he, fat rieg aa, fatal bail. The lait werds be spoke was bef e if an hni, when be reaawbed I eae ef h brlhun th Bbsy boafcl be very tbankfnl, that tbeee wen thtev biaibnu ia the 9ght aad all bad bee fw eeted ibaM fbr'AM bairn. A fourth, brother w at l.land Htx. 10. a fca made good bis eeeaee ; a fifth h eonnoate wk aba beta ilef is New Orieaaa. wae k saw ia bj health. liix falber. by the kjad eCbrt ef JU. Wav Haaaid, Lieut. Lake and his brother, ntunmel ttk body and retnnted with it Snndsy luorn'nf la Ike af. terttnon It wan intoned iu Klmwocd eeme:ry by kywntbisig frieadn. NEW ADVERTISEMENT. 1 NY -nVm ef (!. W H OrayV il ArWinaa leghaent, in tbe eity, w I at SIMl'SU, HaYKS iH 'iJf 4 ftm laPwr.- apH It Kim ICR. IT K irrtiy lirteie to bear fnwa nr frieaab hi the VV .UMMStt AtM.y, litre the Mn . tkel UtsM cit-e of lr. J. H. foen wether. W. W. YAUSHAJt. I.. V VAi ttMAJI. apis ot A GOOD COOK. Apf y at lb MoaM Kailtuad atea, oa Jelfenoa tt eet. nili?;K . FOR KEtVT, - t I)WHI,I.ItH IklUKK. oa l.iad.a alniet. XX. eeataliilBe; een rwiBM. Terjr .ally arranged, rer iBfurawttioa avjty at : I'lanters Oil WorCa, nary rara. aelri Iv." J. C IXHTaHMtaTT. RKAL ESTATE AEKCV. THK ni.iienlawM tender their nervier to tbe ef Meuwhat and surra at usr aeaaUy bi diapoite if laudri or other property. OetWw tre. t. over M. Hlata'a i4ipe. ki -SrujBT. ( 1L C SLAOurEH. ) STUART A Sf-AUaHTCK. TO THE FVBLIC. P' KRSNS baWsg HtiTTKeV. WlH, HHKKMBL La,obaiMlia.l Shoti, tlajhlaa fceea atsp ixiswti, will oblige bm by neathae; 'beat to tbe Oeab tfeaxe. I hM pf tbeut full prlee aad reatet luiaiil airly l'efiHMM ajt wihing to eome m wtH aeapa 4b rvet rt aj above, and retlfy Iha euialeeiae mm nW fweV rued, aud be wiil attend to 11 prontyt J. Veiim tenet C yon vhat have fttH rrtiu-m. 1 S. Lainbe and S onta can be nat m caaesj Kepetfill, aplS W p. f!CKltKf.fc LOOK I-IJjilE; 1 . 'THK "Cneritt rretn.tly enacted, njrabee rr- X ery aaa a aeMier who ia over etfMaoa aaiK iljr thirty ave yara of aje. Do you prefer tbe i anohj rerviee 1 I have thirty day in whleh t a a-aaia n regiment of Laaeera. under that law. Kjr lllheiUJ ft frum ibe War Department. If yw dnte't Sufiila a-awa voa will b ple-i Is it lehnentt ufMnfaarrf. aW la. Fifty djllarx Itww; paid at tbe tiaxrei lanhl Uieut. B.intt a ird borte with yoa jU other eaaaba- . Ufe.nti4 ft, nubi d by he govetwrnut T H. 1M5WOOU, ap,T'1-?t nxhr l f UcMin. ' AXTICNTIUN, MISS0TJI STATE GTJAD jVlempliiM, Viril Kttti, M. M. FAKoN.-l, eoenA4ttft the. "Miaeal ' VJT Stale ft nerd," (ahwe the res'gutr.,i ef ft'ea r..l Price ) baa aulb. rtaad Oel J. Kel'y. 1wnt UbeV O'Kaae and mytelf, to organise at una. ia time Iv". next agbl, a r-gimeat ef lliftjenji. cnujMMel jfff. aoeriaaa, fer tweive nMatfca aerviw. I arrived ao mte tkis ereciag tba'. I bte ' lee'ed my reernitmg Heaeaar-aea. Tber 7Z XT Z. n.ancedmhaodlMieWW - i . u. canary i onr au I ta::a F" r r mr j, HMrnaui II.. n,' I - . api7 Iw L:-' IX. Ala j A Sant JuV. kj itru Hill uk., I7 lw W if. WbU... fhtkelnoH Mie or ; A FISTII IX H. wade AB price -A-aBd iTiafc. MBAO. aplT4H - At Relipm t; FOR SA?jE : A NO. 1 yCBg aad klyUah OAVALKT h. He in teeVJ Uaroed to the a vtee, and la aoM beaaeoe the aeuw oner ia the haade ef the ooeley. Apply to K K BMCKTitt. CTi ai'lT-tt :qq Mjia -lajyt. A QOM HBABaV M IOftii V WA Li iJL. Mf inula ia aamieitaa lM beai-1 1 beral rewaMTa rbe fclii , IfaBBrefbd to at ths eflaee. WAiVTEl I A' OOOD COOK. WASHHR, eta Aliev3 n- . jtS. K. K BKOKTKb h. JVOT1CE! "TAJOR MTJflll Jt LUC.t of tbe lit LVL Keguaent, ia aatbonaed br the emiBpai .o eattat a jcegnaeni or Ugnt 'tifrTtrr air war. Til eeeMaaad -a HI bare tae right e iMIj.u tnea er of aelu.B. Captaiae of aaata uuee aad nlbinil vruuung to enter tbe service, wm mlik i es huB.fat i preeeat, al laimeurlaaS Bap. Tana. I og-wj. ENVELOPES ! 0 P our own maanaeUre. V, r .- ti r. uhiisbkJN m kb17 Iw 1"57 arra-t. K.a..aWi. STRAYED OR STOlaBft', ir"M r. wm. leeert' leVntrt . i, " toot M.ae.ea tag MJI M I. I.K, ut nearly snnn er. A liberal te- w 'i will be paid for ber delivery furuiaiMm ee that I r&a net her. Mum; to TOe, or for awy bv mi73t Jeflewoj leree. near rh Mj n ' FOR REIVr, ' I we ituutSB known aa the 'Keataekv -L Mee. vM lir aettard's Foaaarv. ou. alS, advance -be baaa to nuke nay iiuim- i nr menu iu an own expenae. The bonne eoutaiua mil . -roaan, ebteiaaalhaHMra aad ahed. eir. maV ' w-Buwmc wo we J-r. ih joae uejtt. JAMES : Pr? J 178 Main MEMPHIS AND 0UI0 HAILR i'KKIOMT AeKNfa MlMrHls. ApvU MMkl TRCAPSD from tbe preofaea cf tbe X -Jfnaj eae IBO.'t QUAY HOR.1V, u Bath aad bad ea a bai er. Whoever give inf innoBua ei kt wbereabeate. u I. of return him to the ufnee uf tl,ecup ' mr win he aa JAME-J TALUhMPbk9K. apa7 34 FOR $Asbs. .4 NO. 1 SROGBK'S WACOM hV UlCHSkS. Zi-Apery to Ml . sn liaiwrer--.' 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