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TJELfc MEMPHIS D ALL V APP A i .-S UN I A Y, ' MA 18, I 862- '
SUNDAY MOSSING, MAY 18, 1862
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CITY.
The Circulation of the DAILY
AFJPSAX. is larger than thut 01
th Daily Citj- Press Combined.
We leam that on yesterday, the Federal gun
boats bad proceeded wkh their reconnoissance
Tip tfca,river to a point from which their smoke
wa vMbfe at Vfcskebarg. But fonr vessels hat e
bee reported as having left Natchez, and these
evidently will not make an attack until re-in-foreedand
their observations are completed. In
the meantime preparations to receive them in
force are rapidly going forward.
THE OAN9IDATEH FOIt SCPBE33B
There aro two candidates far the office ot Su
preae Judge from the Eastern District of this
State Hon. W. H. Sneed and Hon. R. J.
McXrjrsfcY and as every Tennesseean will
have the privilege of voting for one or the other,
we deem it necessary, as a faithful journalist, to
canvass their merits before the public.
Beth of t!ete geatlemen aio of the highest
order of talent, both rank among the first jurists
cf tin State. Iletic?, were not other qualifica
tions than these needed, we might possibly re
fuse to oxpfess a choice between them, or to
coBStooMtee the party issue which the contest
aetweeaifem promises to evoke, at least in the
eastern Jlvision of the State.
We, accordingly, feel compelled to support
Mr. Skeeb, itecaoe of his known zeal and ioy
shy to the southern cause. Judge Mc
ClMMSV, we say it with regret,has, on
tie contrary bo far been suspected that
oar miritiry sstboriiies recently saw fit to
suggest to Imm the propriety of his taking the
oath of allepascs to the Confederate States. If
Ms conduct hae ever bean such as to give rise tj
a mtfidmi of fcts loyalty, we should most cer
taiwly not pjeoe List iu a petition whore a waut
of fidelity to the South will inflict upon our
psofiie audi Krcltess atrocities as those with
which they aro lhmieoel by future arraignment
baierw civil tribunals, as traitors to tho Lincoln
rowiuaeat. When Wm. H. Polk ran for Gov-
wef iSm Bia." a year ago, he and his friends
rotestid tfcrt. ho was sound. Yet he is now in
Washington C3kj, in full fellowship with the
onccMcic of th South, going so far, even, as to
advocate goaenrt confiscation of southern
property. What iocubus would now weigh
npoa the Stubs of Tonnes es had this traitor
bm sleeted to the effiw he sought So with
JtMaye Catbox, who, so loag as success smiled
lift ocr not?, earnestly asserted his loyalty
to it, ud fat aggrieved that the public should
discredit iiw motives. Bat when disaster over
took at, this iufamoc miscreant turned on
3 B tiara te?td4s with a malignant persecution
vronhy of a dwuor.. aud delivered a judicial
cbarga ob treason which would constitute a fit
appendix to tlie tuicfcnt and bloody code of
Ton moral of these foots is to put so man in
say affico ad especially, we think, a judicial
cos whose loyalty to tbe Southern cause is bus
pacted in the rEghieet degree. Washington's
maxim w- " None but Americans on guards"
So wo would say Aure but kyal Southerners
irOUiJS AAI'Oi.fl.-V AND 'CUE "SICK
T& tenoTttfttwo of the coalition between Great
Brftalo, Franco and Spain for tho movement
ag&'nei Mexico, does net appear to have discon
eertod Agoegaod cako feting bead of Louis N a
POi'-Tlrfi'jlqHtast. On tbe coutrary, he seems
as ftaMy detf nnioed to constitute him elf admin
istraMr spoil tbe (fleets of the " sick man " as
ever. The teoops of Great Britain have some
time Fiace letarrMl home, and those of Spain
are now on their way to Havana, thus leaving
the fkM free te tbe ambitkiue sovereign of impe
Dttriag the ooaforeoce which preceded the
dimptfoe of tbe allia&ce, tbe representatives of
the Preach government declared that H was their
detatinifct;oH not only to rcarch on the Mexi
can capita!, but to enter into no negotiations
wkh the .Tfwri a govt-rnraeot; and the same di
ploauiie, fa their manifesto frcm Orizaba, not!
fyiag the Mexican ic:uiBtcr of the intention of
Franos to at ouce ooiomecce hostilities, call tho
Liberal psny an " oppressive minority," who
wosW fain poniiude Jiurope that they are the
" saie eHnent of older ace organization that can
be awt with in tbe republic."
The fyi of Earotie are upon Louis Napo
LZW, te fee wLatsre bis true designs in this af
Otie with Mexico, aud riglit jealonsly will they
tvatch evrry step wbore tendency is to increase
tle wealth, the territory and national aggran
diseoeet of France. Is his mission not really
O'ad ultimately eae of coequeet, cloaked un
dsr the ready osd piaoeible pretext of enforc
ing tbe payment 1 a few regions of francs 7
We (bail see
TltPTH MKS MlTaOKK "WIM,
With that eha?e)A8 meudscity, which ever
characterizes th battle reports of all Yankee
cfEserf, GaxST and Shejiman, in the face of
evident defeat, attempted to claim a victory for
the FaderM mnee at PhiM. Now, however, that
8'atLttOfi we gradually becoming known and
Graft's fbrt list of 5000 loM in that memorable
straggle twtlki, by hie own admission, to nearly
.34,000, the ttutb of defeat flashes on the north
ern mind aed is cocfesMrd with painful relac
tioce. Says tbe Pittsburg conespondent of tho
Cbioage Tnfctc, writing undr date of the 4 th
instant : " There is uo doubt that the first tele
graphic r'pars cf tlts battle fof SMloh) with
winch tbe ccustry was flooded, tctre manvfao-
turri mU of Khofe dutk. Tht truth it, the battle
cf Sm&A ira a smmfMEand DEFEAT to us
A SHMTnlklBLK BtAW itifiiclcd bg the enemy,
Jrttm teUem. taat polite of par army engaged in
U HaSSOfYST FOLLY IJECOVERED."
The came e. rre posde&t aeearts thit in the last
dafs 0Bhat a. 2eat 12,003 f the Federal army
-waa jitieed Aarj du tenbat in killed wounded
and prViciann. Haofc U tbe coafeesion ot tlio
easrj tdnfeif find such will be tbe candid and
irapertiel vexifet ef history.
Wo haTB reesiTed Gov. LKTCUEii'a message
t3 the Virioia Legislatore, which is 'an able and
vreli-ctB3.(ierei docusent, discusslug the issues
before the country with boldness and vigor. Ho
Bets forth bis views respecting the preseut condi
tion of pablie aoairs in concoction with recent
events of the war, and recommends tbe policy
proper to be pursued in future. He is not dis
couraged or dUbeartesod by tbe heavy reverses
which have befallen as, but makes them tbe
fjuadatioo of new and more vigorous efforts for
tbe proMcntioB ef tbe war. "Oar policy," says
be, " mast be charged. Wo must make this a
tear rf inta$im, aod we must push it with a zeal
and energy. Maryland must bo redeemed. Ac
cms pi tab this and the way will ba opened to the
invasion, tka Horth." And sgara; " Inaugu
rate aa jtgg receive policy, and with a judicious
use of (he means wbieb rroviJence has entrust
ed to us, our revolution will be a success, otir
rtnnnanlinn n-itli flua Vnr1 will IlA dtWllvttl. H!h1
our governmei t establkbod upon an enduriogi
basis." And again : " We must invade the ene
my's country and force bim to subsist bis army
at home by comppliiog its withdrawal from our
The recent withdrawal of Gen. Jos John
ston's army from tbe Peninsula was a com
plete snrprHe to McClellan, and he was out
generaled in tbe aiaiif uver quite as bsdly as ho
was in the uexpected evacuitien of M&aftsees.
The Washington cor respondent of the Cbieago
Tribune, speaking of it in a late letter, asserts
tnat u;e departure ot toe uonteder&tcs wag " so
quiet that it was nottfnown till ourf.ilie Fed
eral) sharpshooters crawled by slow degree up
to the enemy's trenches six hours aflerwaid, and
found them as silent as a church yard, and
nobody in Yorktown but Gecerul Cuftee." He
proceeds to show the ioily of tho gratulaiions in
tho northern journals about McClcllax's sue
cess in " avoiding tbe effusion f blood," assert
ing that Johnston's army is still in tbe field in
undiminished numbers, and that it must be
overtaken and whipped before any practical
results towards " crushing the rebellion" can bo
achieved. This is the second time that LIN
COLN'S "young N.U'OLEOX" has been con
fessedly outgeueraled by Jos. Johnston.
SYJH'TOjTI OH.t FIWA.CiAI. CltfIS
A monetary erisiu twins at last to be giuU'
oily approaching iu tbe North. The wfL!y
statement of the banks of the cy of New Yo.k
for the week etding tbe 20th tiit., comparer wi'h
that of the previous week ss follow
Week endine Lohec Bprd'. Cirenl'o. Depcite.
April 19. . .8i23.ti70.2C3 34.971 JSS 8,061.663
15.025 35.3T.S4t 8,118,571
Iocrease. 626,116 6,716,090
The remarkable Icatuio in this (.tatemfliit is the
large increase iu tbe deposits This the New
York Htralii regards as " the Srststsrrliug symp
tom of the iufktion which is in progiess," and
attributes it to tho large amount cf government
paper iu the shtpe of oei tiHcatep of deposit and
treasury nots bicb have found their wsy into
the New York market within tbe previous week,
and also in some degree to the bank expansion
which has been going on actively, especially
among tbe banks of the interior.
The increase of nuarly sest.n millions in bank
deposits for one northern city in a single week is
an event exceedingly Eiguifkaut in the present
crisis. Experience in the Confederate States, .s
well as in every other country sarroanded
by similar ctrcuuuUnoee, shows that sh in
crease of batik depths hag always been
followed by a d-velnpment ef speculation
iu merchandise, stocks snd real estate, which
greatly damagts the Itealtby tone of finan
ces throughout thr couutry. The North is
nov threieiK-l with this evil which-we have
been saffenug ,rom lor six months past, and
when it does seise upon tho vitald of that gov
ernment and people, it will overwhelm thru
with a mowtary crii-is more terrible than a?y
that ever afflicted Austria in her worst and moet
trying periixl ot bankruptcy and insolvency.
DLSAHTUHl'li filttj I! ATLANTA.
A very ditructive lire occurred in Atlanta,
Gv, on Sunday evening last, which resulted fti
the destructum of a large amount of property.
From the account given by the CnfiJerarg, we
learn tint the tire originated in a brick ware
house, in which were stored one thousand bales
of cotton, about 6 o'clock v 31 , and soon after
it was discovered tbe whole insid was in a slieet
of flam which rapidly communicated to the
rear of tbe grocery stores occupied by McCrosfcy :
& Harlf . and Willi &, Young-, ia Davw' build
ing, on Whitehall street, owned by L II. Davis.
Tbe whole of the uppei portioc of the building
(four storiefi high), abovd these two stony, was
occupied by Mrs. Witeou as a b.wrdicg hsnse.
The store ocenpied by McCrosky & Haile
contained but littie except bacon, a considerable
amount of which wae stored therein, on con
signment. A very large r.mocnt of bacon was
placed in tlie oUlars uader both stores ou gov
ernment account say five or six hundred thou
A small loss in cotton was also sustained by
C. P. Curriu
The government meat iu tbe cellars of Dsns'
building was not much damaged. It was esti
mated that ."U,000 pounds would fully cover all
the damage. Other losses ascertained were by
Mr. Craigmiles, uf Sbeibyville, Tenn., thirty or.
forty thousand pounde cf bacon, and various
parties smaller amounts. Messrs. Willis &
Young bad a very large stock of corn, flour,
sugar, rice, ctton aud other nrlicles in their
store. Tloy liad in store for Bruce & Co. one
hundred and ten bales of cotton, about half of
which was lost, and on which there was uo in
surance. Mr. Cohen, of Savannah, had with
them two hundred casks of rice, vulned at some
$6000 mostly iusured, bat vt-ry little of which
The Confederacy states tbst tbe cause of tbe
fire was wvll a-ioertai.-ied to have been acciden
til, or tbe result of careies&cess, in permitting
such a large amount of property to remain
stored in a building open and unguarded Bf was
that in which ilia fire originitod. No estimste
of the total los js given.
TUB F I. lilt At. Vt.KK'F XEKLOW.
We pulliih lo-day tlie ofneiul rorrapondnsce
between the Mayor of Natcbtz, and tbe officer (.f
tbe Federal wjuadron before tlie city, demanding
its surrender Mayor HtfSTEft afsumed about
tbe same attitude wiik Mayor MONKOE, of New
The Natclirz Courier of Use lfith says that the
cnemj bad not up to that time taken pOMP3iou
of tlw city, but lhat tbe TJ S squadron was rf-
ioiorced by ibre aior vtsse'.s.
We find tbe following, one day lster,yitbe
Vicksburg IVhg of the 16th instant :
" Four of llm Federal gunboBts weigked an
chor at Natclu z at six o'eiock mL uveowgsnd
started up the river Four others were Still at
Natchez, looking after affairs tbre tbe city stiil
refusing to surreuder. We bear it intimated
that there is no officer on the Seet clothed with
authority to act under the circumstances ; and
that Farragut or Butter have been sent after."
Sickness in the Federal army ok the
Tennessee Rivlk. Tfce Pittsburg correspond
ent of the Chicayo Tribune, in 8 letter dated the
4th inst, says : " There is n great deal of sick
ness hero. At Savannah there are 2390 men in
tbe hospitals, and at Hamburg J:i00. Io the
regimeutal hospital there cannot be Usn than
fifty from each regiment sick ana unfit for duty.
This would render, iu all, nearly nine thousand
men out of this army in hospital or sick. You
can imagine what will be tlie increase of tins
number when tbe wounded, after a general
action, is add'd to it."
ES The Mobile Telegraph gives tbe newa
boys of New Orleans credit for being the cause
of great annoyance to the Federal invadftts. For
example, it is not uncommon to see them with a
lock of cotton (.tuck in their waists, and waen a
Yankee asks for a paper, they say " that's what
you came for there's what you want ; take it
and go away," proffering with the words a bit
of the staple.
1ST Tbe niia and the Citizen, of Vicksburg,
are both arrayed against the proposition to burn
that city to prevent it falling into tho hands of
the enemy. ,
Sfaal to llie Memphis Appeal.
Corinth, May 17, 1862 There was slight
skirmishing on the Monterey road fhw morniDg.
The Confeterates advanced and tlie Fedrali5
Tise cuemy is in position near all our lines,
aud an engagement is pos sible at any moment.
Nothing is, however, certain. II- F-
Additional Tho Km out Adrnncins.
Speeial to ttn Mempbh AppeaL
Cokisth, Mv 17 The enemy advanced to
day in three positions iu lino of battle on the
Monterey road, and drove iu our picket.
Clanton's Alabama oavaliy engaged the ene
my's advanced picket! number of whom.wcro
killed. Several ot our men we.o wounuoi.
Great demoralizafieu exists among the Federal
troepe, and numbers are deserting
Another batch of prisoners have been paroled
and sent to the Federal lines. Spauta.
H(c4moni, May-lGih. The city is very qnk t
to-day, and business is suspended in accordance
with the President's proclimntion. The Ffiieral
gunboats have gone down J.imes rivorbelow
nUTt.EJt'! U1'2SA Off THE FOE
The New Orleaus Bee gixts tbe followiog cc-
count of this outrage of which we It?ve been
advised by telegraph. 'I be statement of the Ilea
tally corroborates the ielegtapfaic lejiort:
Since oar last pblicatiou matters f considera
ble interest nave occurred Oa Siitnrdny a file
o! soldiers, commanded by a U S officer, repair
ed to tbe buiid.ua on Canal street, occujred as
the Hope Insurance Company and as th-1 consu
late of Ibe NotheiUnds. The uig was fliating
at the time trom the edifice. 'I in- Federal officer1
demsndtid tho key of the. vault, but was told by
Mr Coutarie, the l)itc,h Consul, that the vault
was the property uf tho consulate, tlut the kej
was in bia possession and woui-'t not be ciren up:
also tliat be protested agaiust the military occu
pslion of his consular apartaesi'H. At ill'- com
mand of the Fi'deial oScer, Mr. Couturic was
seared d, ihc Ut,y taken frt-n him, the vault
opened, s-ii J :ne specie carrii off At half past
six o'clock Mr. C wtune ws luformetl Hint he
was at liber y. Tbelirft nc- on r- covent g bis
freedom w as to strike bis fl-:?. an.l to draw up
an accon-it of the rvH:eediugi. 1 oe money neld
ty the Conbiil holougud to tiiu iianking lit use of
Ilurie, ot Amsterdam, aul l.l been dciiositou
with tlie t,'u:.iul ad the property ut a subj--ct of
Holland. Mr. Uoutune tnmsell is a l rHuouuiau
In tbe nieauuhil; a detocbint-nt of Noldirrs
was station, d t the dooia ot iho Canal B.uik.
cuiner ui Camp aitd Gravier streets, and nt tho
-piivate buking-i!OUe ol Scm Smith & Co.,
lKXt uoor to It.t. Uanai UaiJi. At about liali
pat threo o'clock. I. M. , a Federal picket ws
piaced uuder the porch and at th-: doors uf the
building s:tuat.'l co-ner Magaziue aud Natchez
streets, occupied by the l-H-ucti and Sanib
coii-'Uis, r.i.b their r'-sptctiv.- flags floating from
it. S.H3H afler Fednral sHi.iiiieis mviv uith
drawn by order ot Oeu Butler. The foreign
po uiatk-n, though somewhat excited by this
unexpected event. D:tiained, as we b-arn, from
all untoward or intemperate, demonstrations.
No'es avc been exchange'l between the French
and Spu.:sij consuls ou the ouo band, and tho
cjiiiuinndcr iii rbi-f ou Uie other, but of their
cont' tits tve me uot adviaed. All the foreign
cou)n'? have 1ml a i-oufenitice in refem.c to
the ciicmnMsn :es ab.vc uarratpd. Wo have
staled ibri tacts to tbi-, best f our knowledge,
and rsfxabf firoKi all cmamut far obvious ri-a-
The Traitor Mavnarii Tufa vilo Yankee,
who funurrly disg.Htcd one m tlx East Tt-
sessee distiicls as & r.-prostntotive in the old
Uuit. d Slates Coagr- ss. iias inn Muhviiio and
THnicd to WafbingUm Citj having ben
ftigbteued, doubtless, by Morgan's appearance
near Pulaski He repasts to " a cral of nox
ious inqoiirs " (hat Amly Johnson's proviMmal
government " is in -xcelkwt working order ''
r" The Metbodwt cbuichin tlie United Suites
has been called to ir.curw tlie Jemho of Rev. N.
Bangs, one of its bistaric .men io the United
State, and Couada. prominoi. for more than
threo scord years iu its pas to rage, literary posi
tions, missionary mbvemeuts and church conn-
cilv. He di".d full of yoara and honor.
C3r The Federal fleet in irout ot Natchez, on
th. 34th, consisted of tbe frigate Brooitlyu, Iri-
quou and Vermont, and fonr gunboats, wita one
transport. They fired on tbe su-araer Vicksburg
last Mendsv. It is balieved liiat she was struck
by the last shot Her lie is saved her.
XzT Tbe Vicksburg UTtie Wnw tlait the en
tire cotton crop in ArRansa will be burned
Tho banks of nil the. navigable streams liave al
ready been cleared of the staph by the flames.
The people are cbeexfat'y Hiding tbe govi.rnment
ii destroying it.
HP Tlie New Orleans Ddm anoaocos tho
death of Capt T. B. Huger, Confodcrto" Statos
navy. Ho was commander of th strnmr
Mcliae, awl was wounded in the battle at Fori
The cottun in Concordia pans la been
mg is going on.
In Tciuss parish tbe burn
.Tlaller-, iu rVoilli Carolina.
The Noitb Carolina Slate Journal of the 7th
Trie entire division now et rwte for tlio points
threatened, iinrobeiing thousand, having"
been thoroughly organized and united by (Join.
Hill ana Mugcita-y, trout Mie sec cl ot the. sol
dior to the evolutions of Um line, will mako its
mark, on ilie enemy whom it ss eojar to meet
A iirfvo tqoal to this iu point sf num';ur, if
not mi Uiscipiiii", is rapidly eomrMetiner its canip
ir.ent, and will jiu th first division in tho
cm-e ot ft few days, or as soon as enngi-:ics
lifiides tiissi 'forc now ready for the fi Id,
the camp of tlTtiiMlnii near IUleigh is teeming
with soldiers belmgintf to tlio several unnr
gauized legiuiunlR now in.procn.ss uf formation
theie ; bsid' the new comitanies formed for tho
purpose A j',ioi.ij; ihe re-orgsu'l-'l egimniits ot
twon avmtLs' voliusWors, rtow orgj;nijed for
Large cargoes f f arms are being reosired at
tbi4 Jioifit :id at 6aieburv, f.-om. Cosfedftrnte
porfr. It v ilimight that tic f.'ppi at tbe latter
uiaeewiu oe sutncie t tor armaniMit ot the
troops now present, and iL. will rendezvoiisi
In addition to these supplies, tb? arsenal at
Faye.tteviile is lnnoiig out a hmuei! supply of
muk ot a superior qutlity, ou the peculiar iu
couventences of tho arseutl renders it impructi
cable to manufaifRre miAf arrns than thoso
necessary tor our shwflialihlai ii. A rabt nuialwr
n artos aro being "raauutacturra at vatious
towns within the littutg of thai httle, tho exact
weatien of wlncu it woti.il ba impradent to im-fi
lltlnrn cf the VIthih.
The steamer Alic-: Vivwn, which Ini, on Sun-
oaj- lor Aew Orleans under Ug of truce, re-
wnri mis loormog, raving encOHDierea no
perilous adventure except beiug fired at iu the
dark at Fort Pike This shot wa the only one
which senmed to Uo discharged with malicious
intent, and tlie crriijer who bred rt was sharply
rebuked by bis snjierior A good many shots
were fired besides lor tho purpc of bringing
her to, which every Yuukoe tifScer sbo met
sifini d to think it incumbent on Mm to do.
Sno went out rouud Snd Island, and was first
pursued byasmali concorn called tin; Kanawha,
but soon left her behind, encountering, however,
a wan of-wor dead ahead, which brought her to
and dotained her some time. Jusi as this one
dismissed her the Kanawha came up aud filed
a gun or two, tbe captain insisting that sbo ought
to have gone down tho blockading vessels off tho
bar. Sho was, however, permitted to proceed, au
officer beine sent aboard.
Among the vessels which detained tlie Vivian
was the celebrated New Londuu, from which,
when reloosed, the fleet Vivian rati away us if
tbe other wro standing still Therawwe a grent
many vessels, some tixty 'sail, at Ship Island,
and a cood many telils were seen on shore. Mo,
bile News. '
AFFAIRS 8EF0RK CORINTH.
Special Corropoudenee of the llempll Appeal.
Comntii, Saturday, May 17, 1802.
Anothsi huge party of Federal prisoners was
sent borne through our lines here yesterday ;
thoy numbered oue hundred aud fourteen, and
were originally from almost eery State in tbe
Northwest, bnt more recently Irnm Oolnmbus,
Miss. Some of them hnd been iu eur possession
inmost since the war iMgau. They were paroled,
mt exchanged, ihnngh tho officers to whom they
were drli- cred over said they would not be "out
don; in politeness.'" Wo may, therefore, soou
expi'Ci an equal number ot our own me n back ou
the same eondnious, it any can b found to ac
cept them. ;
Bnung fto ceremony of calling the roll and
examining their pa-fies, one of tbe prisoners,
Jobu Ila-vl;li,K by name, was heard loudly boast
ing that ibis was the " second time " he had been
" i.aroled."' lie. was immediately taken ( ff to
jail, ai.d, if found gui'ty, will U abut 'J Ins lil
tie tpisode creaici ctHisiderabln siir among his
foliuws, ui(t (ituvli.nn appeared equally uncon
ci.Hs ot the ubllgatit-n then oalti.
Tho part) was t scuried throngli ih" lines by
the New 0 leans light honto, wlio iicuiintertHi
tho enemy's pickets iwivcr.il niiles out on the
Monterey road Though preceded by the whito
flag and a trumpeter sounding .a parley, their
approach created considerable extitomeiit iimong
thr, enemy, flic men all rushed to arms mid
the valiant colonel commanding the nutjixst,
himself, said lie w.is in duubt wliotbei he imd
not better draw them up in lino tf battle. J'l o
large numtn t.i and order of our'cyuung, tusi
the iielit boi8t, tkoi the prisoners on foot, hi.J
after them tita' wagons lor the "sick, frightened
him lie thought at tirst it was " a heavy irnm
of siege artiltwy." At this moment our men
lilted up their eyes, and lo, and behold! several
rogiur uts actually feriniog in line of battle be
hind a snako fonee, only a lew liumiretl jarus
Upon the real nature of our mission becoming
known, the Federal ffficers rushed in great
numbcrf lo tho spot ' to soe and to bear, homo
effered refrcshrrk nts, otlurs cigars, and all of
them expressed reeret that they had not known
of our earning beforehand, that they might have
boeu btler prepared. And tnen lol'owed that
" sharp encoiiufcr of wits," usual oa such occa
siuus, it which each party, without seeming t-
seek or ask what is improper, exha.ists his
genius m striving to get uiforrntitKui out of tho
"W have been expecting a visit from you
so me tine at Corinth," said it polite Cmfi. derate.
' We have been jirepar ng io make one," n -sponded
a Federal, "una intend so iu do wiilon
the next ten d.iys. But we are j.fraid you will
uot be Ore to receive uh."
" 1 dt nut believe there is any body there
now," wteijoculated the valiuut coluuel, the
smne wh vi as going to draw his men up in I no
ot battleto receive u flg ot truce " I toW tho
general jommanding hcvutbI dnjs ago the rel-el
army hid all left Corinth, and we were standing
too mucl on ceremony Ri our advance '
" You belong to ItiMjft'g army," adJcd-A Con
fedorato " Wuhelong to Gen.- Qorfieid' brigado," ic
spoudedlho Federai -Jjf
"But boDostly. ' ifliSganulated Hill another,
" we douiiderstand you are about to take a rido
ou the polroad."'
" Tht is very possible, bnt it is about as like
ly to hi North as S rath."
Whi this sharp encounter was go tig on, two
or thre of tlio ljijrlit Hors , who aro nrinciiKtllv
Creoles from Now Orleans, were overheard speak-
ine in trench.
" Yot hsve a great many Dutch in yourormy,
hr.vo jnu not. asked the L uderal.
" Tlat is French you hear spokn them," re
aiaikol another, who hastened to cover up his
comrade b wnorance
V' JI'ell, it's all the same with us," unblnsh
ingspoodd.fh., first though he did l.ok n
Tins passed tlw fnw mQnionts away, during
wlnck tlio lirisom rs were rapiolywtsiKiii lor
ward beyond the linos, without having au oppor
tunity to cMiversn wnn hik men at.ttie outpost,
and the light LorKC ictnrued to theic eucjiinp
The enemy continue gradually advancing and
intreiir lung to prevent a surprise, ot v hit It
since S'uiloh, tlie.y havn had a whobsomn dread
In their advances, also, they now noma support
ed by the whole force vt their arroios, whetlo r it
be upon our right, Jeflt, or "euti-r. No new
movements of importance, however, bavu tsken
iilarA since my last.
Ynstcrday, appoiot'd by the President as o
day ot fasting aud prayer, was duly observed
as Mich throughout the army. In Gen. Hardee's
division, tho Iiev. Dr. Palmer, of New Orleans,
addiessed an audience of about 6000 men.
A few days ago it was feared that, if tho dry
wottier continued, wo should suffer from want
of water; but I observe that wells are being
bnft'd in great number, and with great success
throughout the canip Iu many placed wo have
Imd to gi only about twenty feet deep to find an
abundance of tlie purest and moat wholesome
The lato dry wealbor has been attended by
immense clouds ot dust, which, in the town,
liavo become almost intolerable, rendering quite
unnecessary the severe order, that whoever ia
CMtlght tliereiu without a pass, whatever !o his
rank, shall be put to work unloading freight
cars and rolling barrels. H. P.
VMP.nl. FI,K(i'f AT NATCJIJ5Z!
The Surrststicr or tkn Ciljf lictur-xgrcl!
rrom the Natetiz Courier ol tho 14th J
City Hall, May 13. The mayor and select
men of tl city of Natchez, asserablodin special
meeting at 8 o'clock a. m. Present: John
Huuter, Esq., mayor; Messrs. Baldwin. Curry,
Dix, Walworth and Walkor.
The mayor slated that he bad called tho meet
ing tor lho purimse of taking into consideration
the f l!oing ciHinuiiuicatton, viz:
IT. S. S IROQUOIS, )
At Anciiok orr Natchez, miss.,
May 12ih, Its 2. )
girt : In ailvance of the squadron now coming
xip the Mississippi, I am iwMruoiod by the nag
efikcr, to d;maud the surrendw of tlie ciiv ot
Natchor., to the naval forces of tho United States.
Iho sami; k-nns will bs accorded as tiioso
grantisl to New Orleans ami Baton Iv-ngn Tlie
righto and propirfy of all peuceiiftle citizens
shall be respected; but ail p..pei;y in tt-h city
belonging to tho so-cailcd Comivierate States
must bedelivered 0) and the flig of the Uiiiuid
plates inustwuvo unnn iestrd ail 1 i siiectod over
Very respectfully your ob t. sorv"t,
J as S. Pajuvup., Comraajftdcr.
To his honor the Mayor of Nntciu z.
To which communication the rsaTor was
directed to mako tlie following reply, vis. :
JU7or s orncn, i
KiTrHz, Aiii , May 13, 196S J
Silt: Your communication cf th 19th inst.
ms lieen received bv me and laid before the
board of selec. men of this city, and I am dnoct
cd :o rotnrn-tbe following reply :
Comiiig as a conqueror, you need not tho
intt rposiRou of tho city autlioriii -s to possess
tins place, An unioniBtd.city, au vntiioly dt
fenscless penplo, havo no alternative but to viold
to an nrertstiblo fmce, or useless to imperil inno
cent blood. Formalities ore absurd in the htco
Of such realities
So far as the city authorities can prevent there
will be no opposition to vournosB. sMi. ,n of ill,-.
city ; they cannot, howev, r, guarantee that your
flsg shall wave unmolested 111 till nortit of 311
excited people; hut such authority as tbey pos
sess will bi exercised for the preservation of
good order in tho city.
As to prnrerty boloncnntr to tho nnnfruWate
Sintes. they am not aware of any such within
the limits of the city.
v ery respectiiuly, your obedient pervant,
John Htrwpit tiiv
To Jiis. S. P.ilmer, Commandor lj. S. S. Iro
quois," at anchor oil Natchez, Miss.
The bosid tlion adjourned.
C b. Mebrick, City Clerk.
j. i.w .i uun uiiii VyUASl. I'lelfetl '.vlift ar.
rived last night from Onslow Court House,
report that the enemy landed in some force at
S..annboro', on Thursday morning. Swaws
boro' is in Onslow countv. foi,t (,..., m,i..
south of tort Macon. They will be attended to
ny our lorces, we presume.
It npne.-irs tbo report lhat thrnn ll,n.i.o.,,l Von.
kees bad ai rived at Greenville. Pitt .'..,. ..
Monday or Tuesday last, turns out to lm au
error It probHbly originated from the landing
of some two or fir hundmlof IIiium
at Washiiigtou on Sunday last. ll'ilmincton
i at r,r,, in,t a
, wiif ') ivnt,
LITER PR03I NEW ORLEANS.
Fri.m th.- IVw, of Tbch.Uv, 13lb.l
Gen. Butler noblti-lies in the Sunday naners a
lengthy notice, the main object ot which is to an-
i"""' ma iiiicuiiou i'i uistriuute amongtDO poor
and dostitute of our city a quantity of beef and
sugar capture! by tho United Statos forces. The
work wnl be commenced this day at the custom'
hoosp, from 1) a. m. to 1pm, where all appli
cants for aid, who are provided with proper cre-detilinl-i,
will he entitled to u nhare of the provi
sioos Io the official notice, it intimated that the
poor of New Orleans have been wholly neglected
oy me reoei?. Wo nave only to call Gen.
Bat!e.i s otlontinn to the foet thatsinee the month
Ot August there has been in regular operation in
tins cuy n -ir-e inaritrt,- snpplieil exclusively
from voluntary contribution, and which is still
in ixistcnof. Pwici: a w ek 'between 1700 and
1900 persons havo had their Iwgk Is filled with
meat, vegetubles and other articles food. It is
estimated thut between oOOll and COIN) individualH
tiro Uius nurtured thrnugh tho lihtrality of the
city and country.
A change has taken place in the military gnv-
ernmnnt ot our city. Gen. Bntler. in a snecial
notice marked No. 5M of general orders, an
nounces tho appointment of Act Brig. Gen Geo.
F. Sbepley, colonel 12th regiment "Maine vol
unteers, as military commandant of Now Or
leans. It is tumured that Gen.-Bntler contem
plates csttibli'hiug his headnuaiters at some
point across the hike. A residence at anv of lh
watering places would be far morn agreeable
than exposure to tbe heat, ilu.st and uucleanli-
uess of Now Orleans during ihe perilous months
Tlie Mississippi is still extraorduiariiv hichaml
has broken through Ihe levee, in various places,
both abovo and blow. V.V have uot !iard
whether the crevasse in tho parish of Iberville
has been closed. That at Story's t)liintiiofr, in
Plnqueuiise, is s-'oppod: but uaollier Iihs taken
place on tKe right bauk of the river, in the same
piriih. We anticipate, however, n speedy fall
in tho pretensions ot the "Father of Writers."
From tin. Delta, May IS.
But to the extract from the Delia, which is as
THE BEXEVOIEXCE OF KEtV ORLEANS.
Tho Bu has tho following:
"In the) official notice, it is intimated t1ot ti
poo of Now Orleans have been wholly neglect
ed by 'Lo 'rebels ' Wo havo only to call Gen.
Butler s attention to tlief.ict that since the month
ot August thero has beeu in ngular operation in
tui cty a t ren jiaruct, suppiiea exclusively
Iroui voluntary cmtiibuttuns, and which u still
in existence. Twice a week between 1700 and
1900 porsons have had their baskets fided with
nie.il, vegetables, and otlmr articles ot food. It
is essim.Hted that between five and six thousand
individuals are thus nurtured through the lilier
ui.ty ol tho city uud coitutiy.'
Li addition to this, tho Be might have called
ati miou to other facts that in the absence! ot
a iutge number of our malo uiltrlt population,
ample arrangements had bet u made by tjo city
coaucil to support tbe fjiniiies of all such, who
were destitute that for this purpose millions of
ilollurs nave beet; suuscribetl tiy our people dur
ing tho last twelve months that tweuty-tonr
huudicd orphan children are now supported in
tho urpbau asylums of this cUy that the indi
gent sick are uil admissible to the Clmrity Hos
pital, tho most LXteusive institution ot the kind
in the Uuited Stales aud, tiually, that tlwre is
uot a community :u tho world whero a more lib
eral, generous, and charitablo feeling pervades
all classes than that ot New Orleans, lho pres
eut sufforiog in our city is duo to two causes ;
first, tho blccksde or noa-iuioicoiir.-e with the
country, from which ull our provisions have
tien-lulore been drawn, and .secondly, tlie il
raiigometit of our currency, tho United Slates
comntiCJur liaviug m bis procUmatiou, wiirnul
the people of tho dauger of receiving the only
ciirinicyin circulatiou, or rather the. basis of
tin, only currency iu circulation.
. New Orluans, unlike otlier large cities, has no
suburbs, li is ciupelieu lo rely upon remote spc
Hons ot the cou"try for its daily loot! la times
of fhegreaiofct prosperity a week's interruption of
niterooursewMi interior woulu piounee a
dmttess similar to thas which iow exists. We
uro hero in a liositiou liko that in wluch New
Loglaud would be ptum-d if her intercourse with
tbo middle and western .Mates was suddenly
Stopped. With all In r wriUli, li, r vast quantity
of ma-i'lfaetured goods, h r tteople would Uf.
sorslv. nuzz!eL lo obtain tho chief articles: of
subsidence. At tlii.: p?rt--d of tbe ynr th- ie aro
ustiaUv'sibout a hundVisi Uu.rn siean:boats con
staiwy arrivwK end dep irtin from our w harve.
wliich br every am.-le ol tho 'suormaus pro
duction of Jte valley ot tbe Mtfsisiiul'i Now
tl.i-ir niaws arc. i iv.upi.-d bv shins of waT and
transports for troops. Not a boat 1ms arrrwd
from the intc ior daring tlio ei;:ht days th
United States troops Imve occupied this ally.
Under these circuiii3tauci).-i. it is mnsrkablo that
the people hold up as well as they do that
tltcro ts not more sou ring anil distress than
In order that our readers may understand tho
despicable character of th" proclamation of the.
tetlfiral commander, alluded to above wo ap
pend it, as follows :
IlEAnHUAHTETtS DETJinTHlKT OV THE GULF,
Ninv ORLEASS, May 9. WfB.
Tho'plorable stab- of destitution and bun
gcr of the mechanics and working clasr.es in this
city has been brought to tlio knnwWgo of the
Ho has yielded to every suggestion made by
the city government, and ordered every method
of furnishing food to the people of New Orleans
tnat that government diMied. No rcliot by
those oilicials has yet mt n iillordcd litis Imu
gcr does not pii-ch the wealthy and influential,
tho leaders of the rebellion, who have gotten up
this war, and are now end' avoriiig to prosecute
it, without regard to the starving poor, tlie werl
ing man, his wife and child. Uutiiiiidlul of their
tsufTeriiir follow-c'tizeus at home, they have
caused or suffered pro is-ions to be carried out of
tlio city lor Confederate service since tun occu
p&tion by the United Statis force..
Lafayette Square, their homo of affluence, was
made the depot of stores and munitions of war
for the rebel nttnies, and not of provisions for
their poor neighbors. Striking hands with the
vile, the gambler, the idler and the ruffian, they
have dostioyed tbo scgar and cotton which might
have been exchanged tor food for tho industrious
and good, and rcgroted tlie price of that which
is lelt, by ilisoreiliiiug tho very currency they
mil litrnislietl wtaie mey eiiuied with tlie specie;
as well as that ti"o from tlie United .States, as
tho banks, tho property of tlio good people of
Aew Ur:?.nf , tlms ica mg them to rum and
Fugitives from justicn many of them, and
others, their associates, stayiug becaito too
puerile, and insignificant to be objects ot punish
ment by lho clement government ot tho United
They have botrnved their cotuitry.
They have been falsa to every trust
They havo shown themselves incapablo of
ucien'iing tiw (State tliey have seized tiK)it, al
though they Lave forced every poor mau's child
into their servlco as soldiers lor tliat pnrposc,
while tliey made their sous and nephews officers
They csnuot protect those whom thoy havo
iutueu, but iinvo lelt tuem to trie mercies aud
assassinations of a chronic mob.
They will.not feed those whom they are starv
itifr. Mostly without proporty tbcmsolvcs, they havo
pluud' rd, f.tolen and destroyed the means ot
those vt tm had property, leaving children penni
less and old ago hopeless.
Jirtw of Louisiana, Working men, Property
Holders. Merchants aii Citizens of the United
Statu, of whatever nation you may have had
birth, h" 'peg will you uphold these flagrant
wrongs, Htid by iraction suffer yourselves to bo
made the serfs of these leaders ?
Tho U-ite'' Srats bm sent land and naval
fences here to fight and suhduo rebellious armies
in array sg-dusi htr authority. We find, sub
stantially. .;.!y fugitiv masses, runaway pro
perty own rr, liisky drinking mob, and starv
ing citizens with their wivos ami children. It is
our duty to call back tho first, to nunisli the
second, toot out tho third, feed and protect the
Heady only for war, wo had not prepared our
selves to fetd tho hnngTy and relievo tho dis-
Irossed with provisiob. But to tho extent nos-
sible. within the power of tic; commanding gen
eral ifsball bo done.
Ho has captured a quantity of beef and sugar
intended for tho rebels in tbo fisld. A thousand
barr ds of those stores will bo distributed among
the deserving poor of this city, from whom tho
rebels had plundered it; even although some of
the iood will go to supply tho craving wauls of
tho wives and children of those now herding nt
"Ciiiiip Moore" and elsewhere, in arms against
the United Slates
Copt. John Clark, acting chief commissary of
subslsteuoo, will ho charged with the execution
of lids order, and will givo public notice of tho
place and manner of distribution, which will bo
arranged as far as possible so that tbe unworthy
and ilisMilute will not share its benefits
Bv command of Major General Both r. ,
, Geo. C. StBOBG,
A. A. G. Chief of Staff. "
From the ftdtm of the same date we also clip
the following teats :
TROOPS. , j
Six large sqaars-iigged vessels arrived .tester
day front sea, traded with United Sintes troops.
The flag dt H$ consulate of t'.r Netherlands
is not flying t-&. .
tHlf STRONG BAUD.
We learn that tlie reidonces of Ot n. Twiggs
and Col. Adams, ia Prytania street, havo Van
been taken tor oecOpaucy bt tiie Federal nnces.
Wo learn that W Jl. Mamiord. wlv, is char-if d
with being couspicuOvs as the. leader c! the party
that, before tlie arrtvaW" Gee. Butler, tore down
the Federal Oag wtuei was boist 'd on the Mint
by llie lorci s under Qapt. Fatagttt, was yester
day arrested by llieU hi'ii Slabs auth;cuies.
We understand thatVtbe aathonti .- ot the
United (Hates en Rundy arrested Mr. Ksnard,
wlw was tonneri a clctfc of Mr. A J Gnirot,
au efficer of the Mint, together v.itn the books
of Mr. 6 , and on yeateMtty they aiiieb d Mr.
Bernard Aviguu, on of Sir. Uuiroi's si curiui
on tits bioul to lo.; United Sfale.-i
' Tllf BtSKSAXO CK. EtTM R
TIia preiden;, ,.f thebatik.s wn requested to
meet l u liutler ytsterday, ai,.hwc l-am be in
vited mem v- rt-tnrn iherpe;e, which tln'y had
sent out ot the -hy lo ifoir vaults, asstttiog them
he n ouid not seizj nur interfere wi4i it We did
nut a.H. rihiu tbe deinrmii, itioo ot tu presidents,
but xu$.p.i tfctr-spTTirto li,i it- on4 their loach
A-t Brig. Gen M o T. Sln-ph-3 . colonel of tbe
l"itn retiiont of M-tiuo v Jnii:v.t. lias b, u jp
(Minted hv (J.-u Batier unliuiry cotusnaudant ot
Nc ) loans We re ii:,!t the ftramme
for the H.toiiiialiiHi that (Jen Builer wilt tuake
his h'.adunarte,.s on the sia coaM. Col. 8:- pley
is a Bon ol Judge Shepley, formerly judge ol the
snptrrae com t of Mume, and mu u tt Heuator from
that Stile The cfonel b.ts been a promiuent
national D inotratii poiiticiiu, in time past, and
was tbe special fritiei, udvi. i uud bent ot Jeffer
son Davis, when he nude i vi-.it to New KnsjiAud
some few vcars ue.i.
TZie JJiicmy' Vioiv of tlie HIlHMieH.
Correnmnlrnco of the Cbwago TrtWHa.
Cash Shiloii, Majt-1 Artillery firine
heard iu tlie front for a short time last ereniug,
and thereat .ill tho cafMpBhecamo coubiderably
excited, every man expecting that a gaueral
engagement nau certainly communccu. Tbe
great man of an array does not appear to rea
son : wuti toeiu excitoincut and paas.ou Uke ii
placo; aud ail b coaio animated with but m
idea, oitUer that i.kh they hope for, or that
wmcn ttioy orau. tor t no JMSt tew weeks tncy
uppe.ii to l.ve seilled dorB to the idea that
Cot nub would ot evueiwt. d without a struggle ;
aa any nfiie- r iny this nbuukl be. aud he conki
not icive uu a v. s ii for the opinion that would
be wouli .n il to m i ,.iiy,r cvuuamaiiwbo
Sitnpiy ex. ;-. Ue i a i. .-...uabiU dtgieu of cuuunoft
M-II.-C. in- nim iwii-.tlay wus caused by a
Ottluryol lien, low- ..ry slu nui" a post
turn ol t'.io enemy i. ioi .- U - mad ' a iuriher
advanee. ilis dvisi u, i.r i' iiet t';c -.d.iuiced
brigade uf t , ti.ii i. . ..v a pusit.ua u the
Coiiutti ro:vt, vi.i it s. crey, ouui lluee railts
beyond thai, piiice. .- U;il ur xlvanc- is Hiw
wi bin six miles oi Co. i.i;o i i.e.,; ts yot, hour
ever, a good deal tt -!: .1.:' i--ij.:u .i general
BCUoIi takes place. :,; ,v- . 1 in i bjfoie
said, it is brought ou o, o-.n luiiisolt.
Out ii-g" rntyi mu l bo c ....et--.i t .to, i.ont.
Tins is uOr bciuf d.,ur; . J,'j ,.:u'
move some score of tw.'i!ty-i.,iir, thury-tno uud
sixty-four ponuder guits At least eight yoko oi
oneli are n quud to etsctl gun, aud tht; WtivAbat
cluuus are; snappMl in yokes broni-,
riages, dainageir in Uto muj-li iv. etc., ts a 111-
n.wi M usas jgnUy.
With regard to a garreril "actmH?nDtftitst bo
remembered that tho country fo tween this point
and Corinth is very ti.u-kiy woodtd ai.d also
intersected by raviuos and gulhYs, lor fie most
part, tilled with ;ui nndwigrowth of timber and
lnusli, in itself almost impenetrable to iniai.tiy;,
c.teept in Indian lilt: ; aoytliing liko dopioyii.
into line ot liattje is out ot tin; quest km, at Je-i t
until the bMslt isat Away, ai.d a dear sfMc.
tints prepared. As to cavatry m:titivemi in
such a country, itisnlteily imjuissfb.0. They,
may tie made nselul as scout 1 upon the roads,
and to a limited extent in iiuii'nssu'g au en my'.s
rear iu a general retreat, hot a t , charges in
bathttvius, or etfterrise, s ictt Site not to- Tbe
tbgut o.' f& u tnmueut Cotinth mast litei-.
lore be regiilwrly" Wftasimi tmd m doohtit
will be as regularly dnfeud' d. Three deserts
from the enemy eawe hi csforday, and wfe
taken to headquarters. They ate l'onus Ivanw
men, aud one is from Wisconsin Tliey nitiisi
all tho accotiuts I havo 1 eretoloic !,ea,id, aud in
formed you t.1 in my btb-ih, as to tho gn-at
strength of tho plac. They eay th" number ot
troops tliere cannot bo figured do wit beta one
hundred thousand, ai.d tnat the n bi is jilace the
figured as high as one t.nndrud and firry thou
They say that tiw fortifications are from four
to five miles iu extern, trom right to 1 -It; that
they consist of siege guns iu position, supposed
to be twenty-four and thirty-two pouudfts, some
rifle.1 ; that there aro also embrasures for Sold
pieces, bastions, breastworks for infantry, Itt
liettes and title pits in advauce ot the whole.
Tliere are works as extensive aud formidable, as
tbe far-lamed Manasas; bnt wn are gradually
feeling our way towards them, and indeed are
literally compelled to do tho latter, as nothing
can be distinguished in this cnintiy a mile
ahead. This teeling of oar way can only be
done by strong reconnoissances, as was the caso
yesterday. Gen. Pope tlirew lorward a brigade
on tlio Corinth road beyond Monterey. II found
the enemy about five ttmusatid in number,
strongly posted at a hamlet caLed Farmington.
He opened fire upon and drove them bofore bim.
It was an artillery action principally- Wo lost
fifteen killed and a proportionate number woun
ded, whifo the enemy lelt thirty dead upon. tbo
field and carried off all Uinr woundtd. We ro
tain poss'tisiou of Faruiiogtou, and to have al-
vaticKU another step npou our b-dmas and peril
Oils .journey. Tho obstinacy with which the
cuemy thus oonte t th gmund, iuch by inch.
will give some idea ot the terrific, nature t toe
erand fiual slroa-sfie com,' off witlun a few
Our cavalry must number ire m io.OCO to i 5,000,
say a figure between tbe two. ii is comaisuded
by, tiotn all I have Iieard ot ha.i, a most gallant
offiL-er. Ho is eviusfltty a-man ot go at energy.
dash, and of known porsonal courage, ucn Au-
drew Jackson Smith chairs uu.ier ilw rnstrniot
of his pdeitiuu, aud is mcst eager lo d so .nothing
to brine tlus ncreto.oro most oxpciiji.i t; aud most
useless arm uf tku service into play. It anything
can be dune with tue lorce liero, I have no doubt
ho w tt'.o man to do it. Wore 1 rx rwitiod. I
might give you my idea of the way Gvu. Smith
will employ this force in the ccming action ; and
that bo will e.'.ploy it effectively, if noH-ib'o, I
am confident. When the attack id front com-
meiicos, Gen. Smith will take up bis position
with at least 10.UO0 mounted uwu tlio largest
forco of cavalry ever brought icto the field on this
continent, and the blow that he will uirike, il ins
mou comoup to the cxpec;a'.ious of their general,
will not bo tho least tileciivt of the general en
gagement. With this force of cavalry, over 300
pieces of artillery and 100,000 Infantry, surely
something worthy ol the great army of the North
west will be accomplislicd.
I have seen some two or three that appeared
to lie Confederate guns, together with a lot tf
some seven or eieht ranott and amootu-bore
gu'ws, lying on the lcveo. They are all spiked.
This was dorio either by ourselves or the enemy.
Iu either case they havo been rendered useloss
for tho preseut. There is no doubt, tnen, that
the tirst telegraphic reports of this battle with
which the country was flooded were uunufac
tured out of whole cloth, aud that someliody is
responsible for them. Ihe question arises,
who is that somebody 1 Too truth is, tbo battle
of Sbiloh was a surprise aud tie teat to us a
most terrible blow inflicted by ihe enemy, from
which that portion of our army engaged iu it
has not yet fully recovered.
Tim 10th Missouri, Col. Samuel A. Holmes, a
regiment princqially tecruited iu Illinois, arrived
hero yesterday. Oa thoir way up tbe river, jud
wh n within four miles of Savannah, the boat
was fired into by a party t some ouo huadrcd
and fifty rebel tioops, aud two men of tbo regi
ment slightly wouudid. Tiw 10th returned ihe
compliment by firing a volley, and, it is Mippo
sed, uuhonsod some ot tho guerrillas. Could not
a portion ot the huge foiee ol cavalry m this
camp be employed in scouring the woods in
tliat victtuiy '
Gov. Yates is hourly oxpocted hero ou board
tho steamboat Champion, with supplies for sick
and wounded soldiors.
TdteetHSgeMieMr fer the Timid iroui toe
l,tBH tI wi'inrj.
A writer in the Western Ci in dicuseing
the question, " Ate we t he snrrjagsted by the
North ? " says :
The hktorv of all civilbted natioifs ot the pait
ages a&swer this question deeidediy in tbe nega
tive Greece. . small republic, eonststing of not
more than half dosen Stales, whose population
dkd uot exceed thn e million, was invaded for Ilie
nnroose of subini?atioii bv the Persian monarch,
Xerxes, with an army more unmerutis than the
entire popola'i on of the country tliey invade;
bnt lier soidieni were welt disciplined ana brave,
and the resal- was that Persia " failed to sabju-
rate her," a;.d her invaders returned home with
not more thaft the fiftieth part nt the army that
Euelaml. will, a Vpnia'ion fonr times more
nntrteroui than tbat of Se.itland, by 'aking ad
vantage of the domestic discards of tlie country,
for oioie than two ceutu'ies, at various times,
attempted her subjugniioii, aud in tbe reign of
E.lwa d II OM si.ecee.l, with a powerlul army,
in i.verrniining the entire country, faking every
fortress, ire.K capital and every seaport town,
aud yet, notwithstanding, her chiefs who fled to
her mountains, in a tew years assembled a power
ful army of d t. rrnined men, and at tbe field of
Bmiunrkbnru, completely vanqnislted ana
disn'TAid the Bi iti.-h army, that it was tlie last
attempt that England over made at subjugation.
and liio'tgh tiie t .vo Kingdoms niter wauls became
united uuder tin same monarch, it was the result
of civil coiiipioiiii-w and not nf conquest.
Bat a case mote analogous to thatol the South
ern States and that of the northern government
presents itself in that of Spain and Portugal.
Portugal was a kparluient ot Spain, separated
from tlie otlier departments by a chain of momi-
taias.and containing a population less than one
fourth of tbo entire kingdom Portugal felt, or
fancii d, that site did uot enjoy equal privileges
with ihe other ib-partm nts, aud. therefore, in a
cwiiv.-ution, passed a resolution to secedo from
the Spanish government ai d have a government
1 tnetronn. Spam -ii.Uei this rebellion, and
sent a powerful army, by bind and s-a, to crash
it out. JL'orlugal also assembled an army, wttieli
was commanded by tho Duko do Braeanze, and.
after many years effort of alternate deleat ami
victory, Spain ahtnlo,.ed tbo oiitiitry.aiHl finally
aeitnowledgcd b. r as an iii.lependeiit Kiugttotii,
and rebel duko as king.
Scotland in her eft'- irts was without a navy so
was Portugal, and the potts of each, all the
while, wider tho strictest blockade, ami neither
of them possessed ot half tb int.Ticil resources
for tb Hiipplj ol f jd or arms as urn tho Coufcd
erato States, and each ot litem bad to contend
with a greater liume.ici! diff -renco iu tbo field.
It follows, therefore. :- a fact, that if wo suffer
oureeivea to be subjugat'-d it is beeHtise w are
less braVe than either ut these kingdoms. I Ins
we do not believe, and tftcrt fore utterlv discard
all apprelmiBien of snbjogatuni.
" J.lfe tu Iho 4114 t.iintt Vet.'
The fjibviiig from tie -ty column of the
Delta sheas that there is :onie "life lelt in tbe
old land yet," especially among tho women :
A gay and friscinath g widow wlio resides in
too hack pait of the city, between C'tial and
Casque), tveanm H-quamted by some raoaas or
other with a cooplo 1 1 tVd.-ial iffi. ers. Yester
dtiy aftei r.o.m iu-j went io quest ot llioreaidence,
bnt nut knowing its exact locality, they passed
it. She, it api ars, was on the nut tier, ami saw
them as they pas d, came out and oveitook them,
wkon a hearty shake of the Laud took place.
This proceeding greatly scatitUiiz- tl tlie females
of tho neighboifcood. and raised t-n. ! a storm of
indignation as to cau-e thaofficri s in b. at a hasty
retreat and the widow to seek, the .-.utety of her
own dumicil. This, hovever, camo very near
not protecting her, astheiudigrWnttemaie noigli
bors proposed taking her out af tier owu bouse.
The widow cume down town to claim tbo na
trction ot the authoiities.aud we learn several of
the police efficets visned tho scene ot cooflkt.
But it a (.pea ib ttus n nut 6rh-u lit to -.liny tin:
w id wow 'a fears, so she app(aL-d to th tVderal
authorities, and Ri:cceefod in gelling a file ot
soldiers to guard lor Itouse during the night.
1 1 w nttirumg sno coueiuiieu to leave Mien a
loyal and honnie ueigiihoihoivl.
A CtTT of P:i8Sl hmn.s. On last Tajirs
far. il wa.) deemed nruJRiit by tlio military" au-
th'-ritics, to fk-mTaiilarge minting p-trty into tbe
oniuiei north of tiiispla'e. t watch the mo?e
ments of the Yankees But a tlie necessity fw
this .o-asmre had not been foreseen, there was
ii..t a MifKcieBt i at ruber of horses to mount the
I . lililt-l.t.
We i ave now t TOeoru one of the mnet re-
maik ib : esemplificMioos of tbat forvid patriot
ism : in. -it pervades tlie people XV o sooner was
the -.ot m ule known, than the carriage horses
t t'i n iMile city were placed at the disposal of
the cimiiii in buit ot this tiost Splendid camaees
wt'ieaiijpp.'-l in tho streets, tbe fair occupants, in
ii!iu i.e.. n.-e. asuistinsc in stnppitii' off the
Jtoru. m trout tho horses, and leading them to the
government stables. The owners of valuable
horses vied w ith each other in the effort to force
tlifcm- stio the service. So anxious wen- all to
dooriit"hin; h eMMoJhat those who could
net' walk, having surrendered th4r-,xailige
liois -s i" :ba .tienln, were carried home in wbetd
barro. -, uretm .ng ihis rud mode of convey
ance to rii'iioiig ib link of hnviag tlieir 1 torses
rejected Sneh a denKMstraenef patriotic zeal
has rar-;ly been wltneswxl iir 114s eity. Tusca
Lssoi.KNfn Chiukkd. Some weeks ago a
deserter frm the Yat-keo army, named Churchill,
was settt to the Libby prison, and put iu tbe
same room with otln-r Yankee prisoners. As
soon as tliey found out that he had deserted
from their army to join ourn thoy fell upon him
and wonkl have lieaten Itim to death but for the
timely arrival of tho prison police Churchill
has since become a member of Captain Guigon's
battery. On Tuesday If was oae cf a squad
drtaikd to do duty at tho Libby piimu. He
was posted as sentry at the writ end of tiie
building. Immediately on his arrival ho was
recognized by the Yankees, who assailed bim
with oaths and all foul language Churchill
stood their abuse stoically for a long time, but
at last one of them becoming outrageously in
sulting in his manner and language, lie threw
up bis musket and fired at the bteckguard's
head. The fellow jumped back oa seeing the
piece elevated, aud thereby saved bis life. As
it was, the bHlIet narrowly grazed his face and
pasd through tbe floor witbiu a few inches
'ot whero a prisoner was lyitg. Churchill was
.troubled no further. llichmond Examiner.
The En'F-MV Bm.i.ooslsg The movements
of tho e.uemy below, yesterday, itemed to indi
cate a desire to break the long quiet that has
returned m our river since tbe capture of Fort
Pulaski- Jiaily in th forenoon, a gunboat set
not, apparently fi om the battery at Venus' Point,
on a recoHnuiicrinif expedition up the river. To
the griti boat was attoehed a very large balloon,
fur tho piiipose of examining our batteries on
tbo liver aud n.ain laud. When near tbe mouth
ot Augustine ere- k the balloon was inflated and
rent up to tin: bight of two or thiwt) hundred
feet The boat progressed uo further in this
uirrCTiou, Sim, aiior itu, nuiacc imu anusiieu
their curiosity, she tacked abou' and retired.
We fieri Oey were edirioa ar.d compensated lor
tlieir trouble. No doubt tlri-y found matters
billy as formidable as they had anticipated. If
till in douht, tboueii. on tins point, they have
only to Ut our works by Iifiiifing ibefr gun-
boa's wiihin range of our guns. savannah He-
War Tax on NeW(.paieks. is the North.
The Yankee miters ate grumbling against the
war tax"' imposed upon tliem by Congress. Tho
mode, in which ihy aro taxed is Tery novel and
affective : Iu the first place, there is a tax ol
three mills per pound, or about fifteen cents per
ream, upon the white pap-.r. Secondly, there is
a tax ot ave per cent, upon toe annual receipts
from advertisements. Thirdly, theie is a stain d
duty upon tch-graphw mcasages. Fourthly,
comes a tax of threw per cent, upon tbo aggre
gate income of the newspaper establishment.
Fifthly, taw on gas, oil, glue and several other
items; and sixthly, a tax ot three per cent, on
T&OH PjlNfAC't) la. Gentlemen who arrived
from Pensacoia to-day, (Monday) state that that
place is lelt without a -inunKipal government.
Tbe mayor was sniomoneo to toe Use vessel.
As ho lauded on her dcfc. ho wag tohl lhat ho
was iiudar the, protection of tlm old national flag.
llis reply was tnat fie came on business &ome
sharp words passed between him and the Yankee,
when rn was iniormen tnat it was the intentien
ot iho latter to place his men in command of tbe
town, and pat lits gUMila ovtr it. and that tbe
municipal authuiities would be restricted to cer
tain privileges. The mayor was incensed and
came awav, anil be ami all tho eity officials ro
sigitcl Ti- flag of tho enemy was to 1h raised
lo tlay ovt r tlio town Mobile. Register.
t We like fun aud bad it yesterday. As
tha steamer Vicksburn hove in sight at tlie Point
yesterday evening, ouo of tbo U. S gunboats let
tilde two shots at iter one of thorn pasting
through her cabin. Tho last rhot was very seed,
but tlie Vkhsbnrg turned and went " kiting "up
iu nei ugaiu. jiutuw unHfinr.
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