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THE EVENING STAR.
WASHINGTON CITY:
TUESDAY JULY T, 1863.
%T READING MATTER ON EVERY PAGE.
S9B OUTSIDE FOR INTERESTING TELE
GRAPHIC AND OTHER MATTER.
OUR MILITARY BUDGET.
Important from Hagerstown*
FULL PARTICULARS OF THE REBEL MARCH
THROUGH THAT CITY, TOGETHER WITH
THE STRENGTH OF THE DIFFERENT
CORPS OF THE REBEL ARMY
INTERESTING DETAILS.
THE LAST OF BARKSDALE.
From a well-posted informant just from
Hagerstown we get the following interesting
particulars cobcerning Confederate movements
in t^iat vicinity:
Ewell's corps, in the advance, remained in
Hagerstown three days. The stores being
closed, they were forced open, and everything
taken, such as coffee, sugar, teas, bacon, lard,
molasses, hats and caps. Updegraff, hatter,
lost 81,131 J. H. Cook, Wm. Householder, F.
I). Herbert, A. H. Hager, and others, lost their
entire stock. Emory McComas, saddler, lost
his stock of saddles, harness and leather,
amounting to i?2,100. AU that could not be
taken was invoiced, and a card posted on the
doors of stores, statins that "this stock is
pressed into the service of the C. S., and will
l>e called for on the return of the army." The
larger portion of the goods were not distributed
to the army, but were loaded into wagons and
driven into "V irginia. Ewell seized upon two
printers,- one named Jonathan Dooble, and the
other a young man who was for many years
employed in this office, and they were com
peled to print hi3 general orders in relation to
the protection of private property.
These orders would have been admirable
had they been carried out, but such was not
the case, for horses, cows, and hogs were
seized and driven across the ?iver. No dis
tinction was made between the property of
Union men and Secessionists. J. G. Knode, a
well known Unionist, was arrested four times
during the stay of this Confederate corps,
but no charges being substantiated, he was
released each time. As a general thing these
lebel troops behaved themselves pretty well,
evidently with the design of making a good
impression in "My Mar iand." Trey were
well clothed ;md shod, : nd were admirably
organi/.ed, the stragglws eingfew.
Then came A. I*. Hill's corps, and they were
from 5 o'clock in the morning until 3 in the
afternoon passing a given point. They car
ried out the same programme as Ewell's corps.
. The artillery with this corps was 50 pieces.
Then came Long3treet's corps, followed by
Gen. Lee himself." This grand entree was met
by the inhabitants with a frigid coolness, wich
a few exceptions. The Miss Magills waved
a Confederate flag, and a Miss Brown placed
upon the hor6e of Geft. Lee a wreath made
from flowers begged from the gardens of her
Union friends.
The eptire Confederate force which passed
through Hagerstown was 75,000, with 206
pieces cf artillery. Each corps was followed
by immense trains of wagons of all descrip
tions. We see it stated that tne larger portion
of wagons were marked U. S. This is not cor
rect, for our informant took particular notice,
and the entire number thus marked was not
over 100, at the farthest.
This 75,000 men does not include those troops
which passed into Pennsylvania by the way
of Hancock Of their numbers, we know
nothing, but the entire force whicn crossed
Maryland at various points is estimated at
1*5,000. General Ewell rode in a carriage, ac
accompanied by one of his staff, and on the
iront seat of the conveyance he had a large
map spread out.
Barksdalc's divisions was the last to pass
through Hagerstown. lie halted in front of
Doyle's Hotel, and dismounting, entered into
con versaticn with several citizens. About this
time a courier came dashing up the street, aud
exclaimed -'General, the Yanks are upon us
Barksdale immediately mounted his horse and
rode te the rear of his command, and crledout:
"Hurry up boys ; keep in line, and do not strag
gle, for the Yankees are pushing us, and you'll
be picked up." His fears were groundless, as
it was well known to Union men that the Fed
erals were not advancing in that direction.
During the stay of the Conf^ds in town, the
boys ninging from twelve to sixteen reaped
quite a harvest by confiscating all the revolvers
that were left in the holsters upon the backs of
officers' horses which they (the boys) were
holding. Our informant was shown some
sixty revolvers thus captured, and the Union
boys are making good use of them.
Business has been suspended for nearly three
weeks at Hagerstown, and the streets are con
tinually crowded with men, women, aud chil
dren. The Union men congregate in front of
the Hagerstown Bank?at times numbering
? hundreds-all bearing a cheerful look and dist
cussing the prospects of the war. On the other
hand, the secesh make their headquarters at
the Washington House, immediately opposite
the bank, where they can" be heard vowing
vengeance upon the loyal portion ?f the com
munity.
A pleasing incident occurred during Ewell's
stay in town. The Fourth North Carolina,
Col. Grimes, was encamped in the public
square, doing provost duty. Attached to this
regiment was an excellent brass band, and on
the first evening of their arrival they enliven
ed the town by playing rebels airs. At last
they struck up "Dixie," immediately some
twenty young ladies, headed by Miss McCam
eron and Miss Emma Wantz, joined in singing
the "Star-Spangled Banner," which soon
drowned the rebel horns. This created in
tense feeling, and the Union boys sent ud
shout after shout.
Another incident, worthy of note, occurred
alter a port'on of the rebel army had passed
into Pennsylvania. Four Union prisoners,
captured near Carlisle, were brought into
town under guard, when the two young ladies
abovenamed stepped into the street and pre
sented each prisoner with a bouquet, tied
with red, white and blue.
In passing through Maryland the rebel army
lost large numbers by desertion, the most of
them being Virginians and North Carolinians,
whilst some few were Northern men and for
eigners. When the Federal cavalry entered
the town several rebel soldiers came in and
gave themselves up.
After the passage of Longstreet's corps every
thing remained quiet until last Sunday when,
about six o'clock in the evening, thirteen cav
alrymen belonging to a New York regiment,
made a dash into town, ana, with the assist
ance of the Union boys of the town, who ran
to the Con fed hospital and seized the muskets
there stored, they succoeded in capturing
quite a number of prisoners, among them a
rebel mail carrier and his mall. Chaplain
Dabney Ball, (formerly pastor of Wesley
Chapel in Washington,) who was in town,
made his escape by jumping from his horse
and taking to the fields. His horse was se
cured by a smart little fellow named Richard
Howard, who rode the horse to Frederick and
handed it over to the military.
Again, on Monday last, twenty men cf the
5th regulars made a dash into town, and cap
tared eleven -stragglers, two carbines, four
muskets, and four horses. This command tcck
breakfast at tke Washington House,, kept b>
llarry Yingling, a well-known rebel syiapa
timer, and who has been taking rebel scrip
from the Confeds for bills contracted. It was
suggested to theofflcer in charge that he should
pay his bill with the same kind of money, and
the "grey-backs" being furi ished him by ft
citizen, he paid HMTy off in his own coin.
And again on Tuesday morniug, our men
made another dash, and captured wleven prie
sad tw? bcrses. ? Tlui cr
this, came over in fore* from Williamsport.
Lbut oar men had made tiieir escape, with their
prisonc rs.
TIIE SIEGE OT VICKSBURG..
We have intormation from Vieksburg of
recent date, showing that the surrender of that
place to Grant's army is reduced now to a
matter ot hoars instead of days.
Confirmatory of this is the despairing tone of
the Richmond papers of late as to the ability
of Johnston to pierce Grant's formidable line
of rear defenses to his position. The Vicksbnrg
Citizen, of the 18th, by an editorial urging the
rebels then to "hold out a few days longer," in
hope of relief, sIiowb significantly enough how
desperate the situation has become. The Citi
zen (which comes printed ou common wall
I paper) says:
??The most agreeable news nowadays is to
hear from Gen. Johnston, but we hare nothing
, to record of his movements, except that we
. look at any honr for his approach. We may
repose the utmost confidence in his approach
within a few days. We have to say to onr
noble army here that relief is close at hand;
hold out a few days longer, and our lines will
be ojfened, and the enemy driven away, the
siege raised, and Vicksburg again in communi
cation with the balance of the Confederacy."
The "few days" have long since passed away,
and still Johnston is not heard from. We may
expect the telegraphic wire at any moment to
be freighted with the important and stirring
news that Vicksburg has surrendered.
NAVAL CAPTURES.
The TT. S. gunboat Tahoma, at Tampa Bay,
Fla., captured ou the 18th ult. the English
schooner Harriet. . The captain of the Harriet
admitted that he was trying to run the block
ade.
The sloop Kate, from Nassau, N. P., with an
assorted cargo, was captured on the 23d ult., in
Indian River, Fla., by the IT. S. bark Pursuit.
She had no colors or papers of any description
on board.
DESTRUCTION OF AN ENGLISH SCHOONER.
Commander Semmcs, of the U. S. gunboat
Tahoma, reports the destruction of the Eng
lish schooner Mary Jane, on the ISth ult., she
having been beached on a small "key" near
Charwater Harbor, to avoid capture by the
Tahoma.
GEN. MEADE AT FREDERICK.
Iiee Retreating in Wild Confusion?Meade
Following Him to Frederick.
About 12 o'clock on Sunday night Brig. Gen*
H. Haupt, presiding over the communication
corps, reached'here and had an interview wi'h
Maj.Gen. Schenck. Up to the hour of 1 o'clock J
; Sunday alternoon, at which time Gen. Haupt
left the headquarters of Gen. Meade, the enemy
was fleeing. The headquarters of Gen. Meade
was at Creagerstown, twelve miles Irom Fred
erick, directly on the track of L.ee, and yester
day he was no doubt at Frederick.
Maj. Gen. Halleck is in possession of several
official despatches from Gen. Meade, and Irom
their tone declares that Lee lias not only suf
fered a disastrous retreat, but a thorough rout.
The following was yesterday obtained at
headquarters:
Advices from the army up to 2 p.m. on Sun
day, July 5, state that Gen. Meade's head quar
ters were at Creagerstown Sunday night, and
were to be in Frederick yesterday.
Gen. Meade has telegraphed that Lee's army
is retreating in wild confaf-ion.
Every available man in Baltimore andWash
iugton is being hurried to Frederick to inter
cept Lee's flying and demoralized troops.
A great battle will probably come off to-day,
which will doubtless be a finality, as Gen.
M< ade's forces, reinforced by Generals Couch,
Schenck and Heintzleman, will be nearly dou
ble Lee's army.?Haltimorc American, 7th.
Pekponal ? Mr. W. G. Metzerott, of this
city, left New York on Saturday last, in the
steamship Bremen, for Havre, designiug to
spend some months in Europe.
Hon. R. W. Tayler, First Comptroller of the
Treasury, is absent from this city, on a brief
visit to his home in Ohio. During his absence
Wm. Hemphill Jones, Esq., chief clerk, is act
ing Comptroller.
Vice President Hamlin, Senators - Chandler*
Wilkinson,, and Fessenden, and Hon. E. B.
Washbumeof Illinois, are at present in this
city, and all stopping at the National Hotel.
Gen. Hooker, we learn, is also at present on a
visit to this city.
IST The following parties were arrested in
Baltimore yesterday, on charge of treason:?
George R. Rhodes and Geo. W. Ray took the
oath, and were released. Wm, Black, Francis
N. Nelson, Thomas George and Conrad Rice,
were locked up in the Gilmore House. Mrs.
McAdams and Mrs. Amanda Featherston will
be sent South, the latter lor draping the Amer
ican flag in crape.
rv^=?NOTICE.?A regular serai annual meeting
of Stockholders in Old * tilows' Hall, Navy
Yard, mil take place ii. the north upper room of
the building THIS (Taesdav) EVENING ,7th July,
1*33, at 3 o'clock. HKNRY N. OBER,
It* ? Secretary ef Trustee*.
rY"^=?THE PIC-MCOF THE FOUNDRY SUN
LkJJ School hiving been poftponed en ac
count of the inclemency of the weather, will lie
given on TIIUR8I>AY,?tth July. Omnibuses con
veyingchildren will leave tbechurch at? a. hi. Hnd
return at 5 p. m. Those conveying adults will
leave 9 a. m. a#d return at 7 p. ra. Children's
tickets 20 cents; adults' ticket*60c?^a. jy7-2t*
iY-^ THE NEXT REGULAR MONTHLY
LL5 meeting of the Board of Trustees of Pub
lic Schools will be held on TUESDAY AFTER
NOON, July 7th,at4>i o'clock.
jy ti-2t Y/M. B. DAYTOW. 8ec.
WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN
LL3 RAILROAD COMPANY.-The annaal
meeting o stockholders of the Washington and
Georgetown Railroad Company and the emotion
for seven directors will be held at the Company's
office, (coiner New York avenue and Fifteenth
street,) on WEDNESDAY, July 8, between the
hours of 1j m. and lp.m,
Je22-d H.D.COOKE Pres.
fV-g=?GR?AT NOVKLTY.-BhaffleU's Steam lei |
|L_5 Cream Manufactory, 6th street, be
tween G and H. Families, Bote Is.Boarding Houses, >
Fairs. Entertainments, Excursions and Parties
supplied with the choicest Ice Cream made of the
best Pennsylvania oream, at wholesale and retail,
and delivered to any part of the city. Confection
ery of every variety. Prompt attention given to
orders. % [jel9-lm'j JOB. 8HAFFIELD.
ryS=?lCE CREAM.?Best Philadelphia Ice Cream
served to families, parties, fairs, retailers,
and sutlers, at lowest prices.
J. FUSSILL'B
Philadelphia Ice Cream Depot,
je 25-lm* corner ljth and F streets.
? . S ?
PilANOS, MELODEONS, TUNED AND Re
paired. Also, private lessons fiven in_j^^
vocal a?d instrumental mu?ie. Gh*r?an|MHBB
moderateJ?y Prof WM.DAVIS, No. 175*11 mn
G street, Washington, D. 0. jy 7-6t*
JOURNAL OF|A RE8IDENCEDN A GEORGIAN
Plantation in 18%, 1839. By franoes Anne
Kcmble: $1 25.
Memoir of tbe Life &n<4 Character of the late
Tneo. Frelinghuyeen. By Talbot W. Chambers;
81.25. [jy7J FRANCE TAYLOR.
,WAGON81 WAGONS!!
WAGONB!!!
Just received the best lot of ARMY SUTLER
WAGONS that has ever been sold in this city. Call
?nd examine them. Light CARRIAGES of all de
scriptions.
Repairing prom ptly attended to.
ROBT. H. GRAHAM, Coachmaker.
jyT-St* 3 7 4 D and 4 7 7 8th street.
P MAYOR'S OFFICE, July 6. 1863.
R0P08ALS will be received at the Mayor's
Office until MONDAY, the 13th day of July, for tbrt
grading and gravelling of K street, from the bridge
to the circle. The gravelling to be nine inches in
the centre, tapering down to foor inches ntthe
gutter line. The gravel to be of good quality,
raked clean of stones of improper site, audveii
rolled with a heavy roller.
Proposals will state the price for gra ting per
cubic yard, and per square yard for gravelling.
The bids will be opened at 12 M. on tbe loth of
July, 1863. V
No part of the appropriation will be pa.a except
ou the certificate of the Commissioners
F. R DOKSKTT,
Commissioner First w.irl.
SAMUEL C WROE,
GE0R3E LOWRV.
Jy 7-eoSt Assistant Oommivuoners.
TH? SODA FOUNTAIN CORNEK 8EV1NTJ1
ttr'et and Penn. av*nu*-. doing a good bnsi
ness, will be sold or rented. The most s&mfactory
reasons given. Apply at No. 433 Eighth, bet.
O ho* H IvC 2t'
whamikBaltimore has arrived and
St1 is now dircbarging freight foot of
Hieh street, Georgetown Consignees
?i!l attend to tbe reception cftb ir' ?
freight at ?.nce btearoer Baltimore will sail for
N< wVork on Wednesday, the Sth inhta^t, at 12 m
For freight or pan-age app!r to
ir6 St MORGAN Sr RHfNEHART. Agents
I
IFE AND LMTTMSL8 OF WASHINGTON
.a Irv:ng,Tol, j $'..50,
EXTRA.
VICKSBURG SURRENDERED!
The fallowing dispaioh lias this moment
been received:
U. S. MI6SIMIPPI Squadrok,
Flao Ship Black Hawk,
Vicksburct, July 4th, 1953.
Hta. GIDEON WELLES,
Secretary of the Nary.
Sir: 1 hare the honor to inform you that
Yfcksburg has surrendered to the U. S.
farces on this Fourth of July.
Very respectfully your obed't Serr't,
D. D. PORTER,
Acting R. Adm'l, corn's Miss. Sq'n.
Battle near Mercersbnrg, between
Fitzhugh Lee and Gen( Pierce.
THE BATTLE STILL GOING ON.
Bedford, Pa. July G.?The battle near Mer
cersburg this afternoon was between the rebels
under Fitzhugh Lee, and General Pierce's
forces. The firing continued up to nine o'clock
to-night. Our forces still maintain their
ground.
Pleasanton will be up to-morrow at the head
of the battle at Mercersburg.
OUR CAVALRY STILL HARRASSINU
THE ENEMY'S REAR.
LEE STRAINING EVERY NERVE TO GAIN A
STRONG POSITION IN SOUTH MOUNTAIN.
IIIS MEN AND ANIMALS ALMOST EX
HAUSTED.
ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE IMMIIENT.
Hanover. July 6.?[Special to the Press.]?
Our cavalry has not ceased to harra^i the en
emy's rear.
The rebels have abandoned their wound d,
who are now mostly in our hands.
We have buried large numbers of their dead.
Oen. Farnsworth's body was recovered to
day.
Our scouts report that Lee is strainiig every
effort to gain a strong position in Sou lb Moun
tain Gap. He is on the country road^ which
are almost impassable, and his men and ani
mals are reported to be exhausted with fatigue.
Another battle is imminent.
FROM GETTYSBURG.
THE REBELS RETREATING IN A LI Di.tEC
HONS.
PORTION OF THEM HAVE PASSED PIIllOUGII
SOUTH MOUNTAIN.
KILPATRICK AFTER THEM SHARPLY.
QBTTVRnuno, July 6.?The rebels are re
treating from Gettysburg in all directions.
A wagon tra>n, conveying wounded, wa?
captured with its guard of Ml men to-day.
They will arrive in Baltimore to-morrow.
Portions of .he rebel army have parsed
through South Mountain, but the Potomac is
high, and their pontoons destroyed.
Gen. Kilpatriclc is alter them sharply.
GEN'L FITZHUGH LEE AT GREEN.
CASTLE YESTERDAY.
REBEL MOVEMENTS IN TIIE DIRECTION OF
MERCERSBURG AND IIAGERSTOWN.
UNION CAVALRY READY TO HEAD TIIEM
OFF.
Bedford, July 6.?Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, with
three brigades of cavalry, comprising the first
division of Gen. Stuart's cavalry corp=, was
at Greencastle at one o'clock to-day. IIis force
numbers about 2,000 m?n.
A regiment or brigade lett this afternoon in
the direction ot Mercersburg, and another por
tion proceeded towards Hagerstown, where
Gen. Pierce, of the 12th Pennsylvania cav
alry, is ready lor them.
A WONDERFUL STORY OF THE NEW
YORK liEKALO.
JEFF. DAVIS PROPOSES TO SEND ALEX. II.
STEVENS AND COMMISSIONER OULD TO
WASHINGTON TO NEGOTIATE WITH
PRESIDENT LINCOLN II
THE PROPOSITION DECLINED BY TIIE AU
THORITIES HERE!!
Nvw York, July 7.?A special dispatch to
the Herald, dated Washington, says the Vice
President of the Rebel Government, Alex. 11. j
Stephens, and Commissioner Ould, came down |
the James river 011 board the rebel gunboat I
Dragon, 011 Saturday, under a Hag of truce, ,
and requested permission ol Admiral Lee to
proceed to W ashington, in order to present in 5
person an important communication from Jefl'
Davis to Abraham Lincoln. Admiral Lee at
once despatched to Washington for instruc
tions.
A Cabinet meeting was held yesterday morn
ing, and it was decided that the permission
should not be granted, and Admiral L<?e in
structed to inform them that the ordinary chan
nels of communication would suffice for the
transmission of any message they might have
to send Mr. Lincoln.
In the meantime the rebel gunboat steamed
up the James river while awaiting a reply
trom Washington.
THE TWELFTH ARMY CORPS MOVING
TOWARDS \\ ILL1AMSPORT TO
CUT OFF THE RETREAT OF
THE FLYING REHELS.
PLEASANTON IN MOTION.
Philadelphia, July 7.?The following is a
special telegram to the Press :
Gettysburg, July 5??! p. m.?A dispatch
lrom General Haupt, who^is in the advance,
announces that the enemy is rapidly retreating, j
We are now moving all our sick and wounded
in this vicinity into town.
Four p. m.?The Twelfth Army Corps is on
the march, and is now moving in haste through
Littletown towards Williamsport, to cut ot!" ;
the r"treat of the flying enemy.
The left wing has just received marching
orders. A part of the artillery and cavalry
belonging to Gen. Pleasnnton's command is in
motion towards Frederick.
INVASION PANIC AT LOUISVILLE,
KENTUCKY.
MORGAN RAIDING IN THAT DIRECTION.
Louisville, July 7, 12.:J0 a. m.?The alarm i
b? lls are now ringing, calling the citizens to
gether for the defense of the city.
Rumors were prevalent all this evening ol
the approach of Morgan's forces. They were 1
reported at Bardstown this morning and at
McPherdsville this afternoon. This force is
estimated a: from 2 000 to <1,000.
This evening, at five o'clock, the Nashville
train, due here at six o'clock, was thrown oft"
the track bj guerrillas. Our guard of fifty re
pulsed the assailants. It is impossible at
present, owing to the excitement, to obtain
further, pvtu ulare.
OEIf. nfcREYKOLDS SKPfT OUT TO
WARDS HARPER'S FERRY TO
INTERCEPT THE REBELS.
TBS BfilDGK THERE RENDERED IMPA8SA*
RLE FOR TBS RETREATING ENEMY.
Fmdkkick, July 6.?0?&. McReynolds seat
forward a fores to-day to discover the enemy
toward Harper's Ferry. The iron bridge at
that place was so lar destroyed as to be im
practicable for the retreating rebels.
REBEL CAVALRY IN SEARCH OF A
FORDING PLACE ON THE POTOMAC.
Bloody Rcir, July 6.?Jenkins has made off
with his rebel cavalry.
A portion of the rebel cavalry, nnder Lee, is
reconnoitering the Potomac for a ford.
GENERAL EW ELL REPORTED DEAD.
New York, July 7.?The Herald'i Baltimore
dispatch reports the death of Qen. Ewell, on
the mornin? of the Sixth, at the hoase of Ster
ling Gait, two miles from Taney town.
FROM FREDERICK.
Movements of Federal Troops?Where
abouts of the Rebels?Condition of the Po?
tomac.
Fkkdkuick, July 6?1 p. m.? [Correspon
dence of the Baltimore American.]?We hold
all the passes of the South Mountain, and have
troops out as far as Boonsboro'.
But little is known here of the whereabouts
of the rebels. They are reported to be retreat
ing in great disorder down the Valley, either
towards Hageretown and William*port, or
Hancock. 1 learn from an intelligent farmer
who came here yesterday morning from Crea
. {.-erstown, fifteen miles from here, on the Em
mittsburg road, that a,(?0(i reb^l cavalry came
into that place last night, helped themselves to
lorage and whatever else they fancied, and
then started in tbe direction of Siblysville,
across the mountain.
The rain in this section last night was very
heavy, and all the small streams are much
swollen. Tne Potomac is rising, and it is hardly
probable it will befordable after to-night, when
the freshets from the small streams In the
mountains reach it.
The rebel guerillas or bushwhackers have
been pretty thick west ol Frederick until yes
terday. On Saturday a small squad of thenf
dashed into Frederick by the Ridge road, cap
turing the pickets, and earned off eleven horses
from I'oole's blacksmith shop. The 13th Penn
sylvania cavalry started in pursuit, and chased
ttiem to Jefferson, killing four and capturing
two. Yesterday the rebels had a wagon train
on the Virginia side of the Potomac at Point of
Rocks. One wagon was flying across the river
carrying off whatever the rebels took a fancy
to, and loading it into the wagons on the other
side.
Gen. French's force is not idle, but I shall
not particularize its present location. Two
regiments belonging to it hav^ recently b"en as
tar west as Wilii&msport, and destroyed a pon
toon bridge and train which Lee had lefttti"re.
A detachment of his cavalry last nigiit visit.-d
Maryland Heights and drove off a small party
of rebel cavalry. The rebels retreated across
the bridge, and our forces destroyed a part of
the trestle work,leaving the iron spans unin
sured. Capt. Frank Gallagher was with the
party ol our troops who did the work.
Yours, See., F.
MILITARY ORDERS.
Headquarters Militia D. (J., >
Washington, June 30, 1963. \
General Order, No. ?.
The Commanding General of the District has
received lrom Gen. Fry, the Provost Marshal
General, the following communication:
"Provost Marshal General's Office,
s
'Washington, June 39, 1N53. ,
"To Major General Weightmau, Commanding
Militia District of Columbia.
"Sir : 1 have the honor to enclose herewith
a communication calling out partof the Militia
ol the District of Columbia. You are respect
lolly requested to forward the same to Major
Gen. Geo. C. Thomas, to whom it is addressed,
and who is assigned to command the regiments
thus called out.
"J am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient
servant, James B. Fry,
"Provost Marshal General."
The President directs that eight regim"nts of
infantry be called out for immediate service
lor sixty days, unless sooner discharged.
The President has designated Major General
George C. Thomas to command this force.
.All the necessary details will rest with Major
General Tiiomas, to whom parties interested
will address themselves.
It is directed by the President that the Ord
nance Department issue the necessary arms
and equipments, and that the Adjutant Gen
eral will designate officers to master the militia
into service according to existing orders.
It is further directed that this order be exe
cuted with as little noise and display as possi
ble.
If companies of the unitormed volunteer cav
alry and infantry of the District present them
selves for muster into th>' United States service
in accordance with the provisions of this order
they will be accepted.
Kv order of Major Gen. Weightman, Com
manding Officer District of Columbia.
Wadswobtb Ramsay,
jy G-3t Adjutant General Militia i?. <?.
WANTED?A good Cook. Washer and Ironer at.
No. 500 L street,between ytb and loth sts.
Ni ne other need app'y, and for ore wfco can come
well rt commended good wages will be paid. Col
ored pretcred. jy7-3t*
WANTED TO RENT?A HOU-B in the cea
'? trsi or western part of the city, containing
12 to 15 rooTn*. Any on* having such tt house to
rent will hear of n permanent and rromp' oiiTinj;
tenant by addressing "A B,v through the city
P.^ftOff ca.
pR0P0? YL8 EOR WOOD AND COAlT"
Post Office Department. f
Washington, June 21, VS53,%
8?ale3 proposals will be received by the under
signed until 12 o'clock M,, on Wednesday, th<> 8th
day of July, for furnishing for tbe use of this
Depf.rtmt-nt?
450 tons (2.24'"' lbs. to the ton! of the best White
Ash Coal, furnace- si.;e
5" tons Red Ash, same size, and
W cords best seasoned Oak. Wood.
Parties will be at liberty to bid for the Wood
and Coal together, or for either one separately,
an<l their bias willXe considered accordingly.
Satisfactory arrangements must be m*ae to se
cure to the Government full weight and measure.
i'be Wood is to l>e corded and measured upon
the premises, and one half is to be sawed into three
pieces and the. ;>ther half into two, and all to be
p; ied away in tbe cellar.
The Ce&l is to be stowed away in the vaults,
which are very accessible.
No bids will be entertained unless satisfactory
evidence can be furciahud tf the reliability and
loyalty of the parties.
Samples of Coal, such as i* desired, can be seen
by calling upon the Supei.nter.dent.
Payments will be promptly made after the de
livery of the fuel.
Proposals should be addressed to the under
Bi*n*<i, h.nd eudorsed "Proposals for Wood and
Coal."' J AS. 8. HALLOWELL,
5e _i-d Disbursing Clerk, Post Office Department.
The time lor receiving the above propesals
will be i-xttnded to the :5!th of July. jy 7-d
HIGHLY important sews to the
LADIES!
t.30,000 WORTH OP
B A X K It r r T A* T O V K
TO BE SOLD AT HALF-PRICE!
J u?t received the entire strck of
DRY G O O D S
of W. T, Richardson, of the city o? New York, at
L.AN8BUBGII &, BBO.'S
BALTIMORE BARGAIN STORE,
37i> SEVENTH 8TREET,
3 doors above I.
Th-'stock is '?omp'.ete. ?nd must positively be
closed out in a few days. We mention in part?
Ulaact't d aua Brown Maslinsst 12, 15, 18, 20 and
26 oents.
Li-nt and Dark Calicoes of best makes at 16*nd
is cents
Pleaded and Brown Sheetings at much reduced
prices.
Linen Tall# Cloths, Towel*, Napkins, etc., very
cheap,
Larue Beu Spreads from $ 1 to ,+2,
Dress Goods of every description will be closed oat
at nay price.
Plain Bare to Anstlaii only 6>^ cents per yard.
Mourning Dress Cood?, a complete stock,
Good Lin#n Crash for Toweling". 1234c per yard.
White Goo<??, sncb as plain and cbeetered Jaco
t ets, plain and dotted Swiss,much below the
?rice,
;iQ0 >ilk and Cin;ham Sun Umbrellas, from 75
eeuls to $2. :
gi'k Mvntil'a- and Lace Shawio at a sacrifice,
Hosiery end Gloves of every description,
FienchMechanical Corsets, yer> cheap,
HOOP SKIRTS?HOOP SKIRTS !
Inthe^reaUst variety, which we guarantee ?r
the hest make Amongst them can be found
extra lar*e sizes, which are very scarce.
liest 'J!>0 yards Spool Ootton, 3 cents,
With :i yreat many other goods too numerous to
mention,at
LANBBURtiH k BRO.'S
BALTIMORE BARGAIN STOKE,
37 3 SEVENTH STREET,
Tni'.Ki Doors Ahov* I Strskt.
p. 8.?ttore open e ver> evemn? until 9 o'clock.
Jy i sw
HOT!
?X" O'CLOCK P. M.
THE SURRENDER OF VK KSBCRG!
Ill our extra of Saturday we stated that
Gen. Grant fnlly expected to take his Fourth
of July dinner in Vicksburg; and in our first
edition of to-day, previous to receiving the
glorious news contained in the dispatch from
Admiral Porter, we pave expression to the belief
that Vicksburg was at the time of writing in
onr possession, that opinion being founded on
the fact known to us that Gen. Grant proposed
?to move on the enemy's werks" on the anni
versary of our nauonal Independence. The
words were scarcely in type when the thrilling
dispatch of Admiral Porter was flashed over
the wires, announcing that Grant did indeed
enter Vicksburg on the day designated, and
thus added the crowning achievement to his
list of brilliant exploits. We have at this time
no particulars of the extent of his captures, but
they conld not fail to comprehend all the im
mense material of war gathered there by the
rebels, in the way of men, guns, ammunition,
&c.
The news of the fall of Vicksburg created
the most Intense and joyous excitement about
the departments, and in fact all over the city
As soon as it became known, the "starry flag''
was flung to the breeze at the War and State
Departments, and the others quickly followed
suit. At the Treasury Department the clerks
all hastened to the portico on the east side of
the building, just as a military company was
passing, and the air was made to resound with
cheers. On the east front of the State Depart
ment too, a crowd soon collected, and made
similar demonstrations of joy.
An order was promptly issued from the War
Department for the firing a grand salute of one
hundred guns in honor of the glorious event.
The President, Secretary Stanton, Secretary
Welles, and other members of the Government
were waited upon by eager circles of friends,
tendering their hearty congratulations over
the results so honorable to them, and to those
selected by tbwn to execute th?>ir plans.
At the Star office a bulletin was immediately
displayed, and the-glorious news, as soon as
caught by the crowd, was received with en
thusiastic cheers, the army of newsboys adding
a big one on their own individual account.
The decisive victories gained at Gettysburg
and Vicksburg, coming together mnst crush
the last hope of rebeldom.
UNDER ARREST.
The order issued sometime since by Major
General Halleck, forbidding officers of the
army to remain in* Washington without spe
cial leave, was putin vigorous force yesterday,
and resulted in the arrest of some general offi
cers of distinction.
NAVAL ORDERS.
Assistant Paymaster A. J. Pritchard has
been ordered to the gunboat Itasca, at New
Or'eans.
Tlios. T. Caswell, Assistant Paymaster has
b'-en detached from the Sangamor and wait
ing orders.
Gold Tfmblbs Along witii Vicksburg.
Bv our New York quotations it will be ssen
that gold has tumbled to 33, apropos to the fall
ol Vic ksburjr. and has yet a "downward tend
ency," significant of the ditto ditto of the Con
ted bubble republic. *
TELEGRAPHIC.
MORE STIRRING NEWS.
GEN. BI FORDOVERTAKES GENERAL
STUART A!ND WHIPS HIM
BADLY!
LEES ARMY DISPIRITED AND OUT OF AM
MUNITION.
MORE CAPTURES BY OUR CAVALRY OF
KELEL PRISONERS, TOGETHER WITH
WOUNDED OFFICERS.
FIT2PATRICK CAPTURES REBEL ARTIL
LERY.
New York, July 7.?A special dispatch to
the Herald., dated Frederick, Md., July 6th,
says: Gen. Bulord, who set out with the in
tention of meeting Stuart, had a fight with him
to-day somewhere in the vicinity of Boons
boro'. He whipped him badly. There is no
further reliable information in regard to the
affair.
Stuart's cavalry, two thousand strong, com
manded by himself in person, passed through
Mechanicstown yesterday, he had eight pieces
ol artillery. Thi? i? supposed to be the force
that met Buford to-day.
Deserters from the rebel army represent that
they are much dispirited and out of ammuni
tion.
Yesterday Gen. Kilpatrick, withhis division
>f cavalry, attacked an ambulance train of
rebels under strong guardu.cSmithteurg,eleveii
miles from Hagerstown.
The train consisted of ambulances and
wagons to the number ol" a hundred and sixty,
i great many of which he destroyed.' His ar
:illery thmolished many wagons before the
rebels surrendered. The train extended ever
i mile. He captured 967 prisoners, among
s. hom were alargentimberoi wounded officers,
Irom colonels to lieutenants.
Th^ prisoners arrived to-day. He also cap
ured the enemy's artillery?two small pieces.
Dur loss is very slight, and that of the rebels
aeavy, though they made but a faint sho w of
resistance alter Buford's artillery was planted
in direct range.
MORE GOOD NEWS FROM THE FRONT
I.EE'S ARMY DROPPING TO PIECES.
Nkw York, July 7?The Times contains the
following special dispatch:
Gettysburg, July 6.-Iteports from the
front are very cheering.
Our cavalry, supported by infantry, are
close upon the heels of the rebels, and impor
tant events are likely to occur before night.
A dispatch from Gen. Gregg this morning,
reports, the rebels instead of going to Cham
bersburg, are pushing to Greencastle.
The roads are very heavy, in consequence
of the rains which have fallen recently, and
the trains are stuck in the mud.
The enemy were abandoning their wounded
on the retreat. Every "house and barn for
fifteen miles is a hospital. They are leaving
their generals and colonels as well as privates.
All the wounded will fall into our hands.
We have taken thus far over six thousand
prisoners, besides the wounded.
Another dispatch states that the head of the
rebel retreating column passed through
Hreenwood, twelve miles northwest of Ha
nrrrstown, on Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday night Longstreet's headquarters
were at Jack's mountain, ten miles from Get
tysburg: "Ewell's were at Fairfield, eight miles
distant. The rebels parsed through Fairfield
this morning rapidly, three columns abreast.
The slaughter has been very great among the
rebel general officers.
Major General Tremble is a prisoner within
Dur linee. His left foot is gene.
Brig. Gen. Member is a prisoner, and in a
rty ing condition.
Gi r.. Armistead captured on Thursday, is
dead. ?}
aiaj. Gen. Hood is wounded in the arm.
Gens. Beth, Perden and Pijkett are also
knewn to be wounded.
Barkadale and Garrett are killed.
The enemy are reported to have a tr<\-t!e
bridge just built across the Potomac above
W lUiamsport. If so, Ilear their main force
may escape.
ARRIVAL OF V ALLAN DIGHAM AT
HALIFAX.
Halifax, N. S., July 6.?The swamar Har
riet Pinckney,.four-and-a-half days from Ber
muda, arrived here on Sunday with Vallan
digham, and several other pas?encera from
Charleston and Wilmington.
LOCAL NEWS.
MURDER WILL OUT!
Half Burial ?( Geirge Sweeny, 2d Dis
trict Volunteers, while Dead Drunk:
Sweeny Objects!
The Chronicle has the following in leaded
type
<;A Foul MmnKR Last Nioht?Thk Mur
liKKKRO Caught I>M;OINtt a Uravk, ? About
ten o'clock last night one of the policemen of
the Second Ward ascertained that a grave was
being speedily and secretly dug in the yard at
the corner of Fourteenth and L streets. He at
once informed a lieutenant of the provost
guard of the circumstance, when the latter
canssd the arrest of a number of white and
colored persons, on suspicion of having mur
dered late in the evening a member of Scott's
?'Nine Hundred."
The horrible deed is said to have been com
mitted on Fourteenth near P street. We omit
the names ?f the parties arrested until a thor
ough investigation can be had.
This is the seventh murder in this city within
tae pa^t week. There were two on Saturday
night last. Tne number of murders in Wash
ington at this time seem almost to put to the
blush Arkansas or Texas in their most vicious
days.
Although murders are so pregnant we have
not had but one hanging within the last six
months. Now that the rogues have been driven
away or sent to the penitentiary, themurderers
and assassins seem to have possession of the
city. The law should give them a turn."
The facts appear to be as follows Last night
as ollicer Healey was going to his home in th
northern part of the Second Ward he met two
contrabands, one of whom had a shovel. Healey
asked them where they were going to work so
late, and they told him they were engaged to
dig a grave for some soldier. The officer asked
them if they had seen the body. They said they
had not, but that soldiers would be thereto
show them where to dig, and that tiiey would
be paid as soon as the grave was finished.
The officer went at once for the Provost
Guard, and found a lieutenant with a squad
at Grover's Theater, and related the circum
stances; and as was his duty, he immediately
set out for the place, going on a "double
quick,' and on entering the lot near the corner
of Fifteenth and R sts., they found a number
of soldiers, civing their names as John Radv.
Wm. P. Barn.-, James Welch, Dennis Mitch
ell, John McDaniel, Georire Sweeny, Patrick
Sweeny, John O'Neil, Second District, and
John Henderson and Stephen Barnes, contra
bands. The soldiers had all been drinking,
and George Sweeny was very drunk. The
contrabands had beemat work digging a grave
near by, 6 feet long, 2 feet deep, and feet
wide, in which some straw had been'laid.
The men were taken in charge and escorted to
the guard-house, where they were confined
until this morning, when the case was ex
amined.
In consequence of the appearance of the
above newspaper article, there was mdeh in
quiry in the neighborhood of the places named
as to the facts in the case, but no one was able
to give any particulars in repard to the foul
murder. The contrabands stated that as they
were returning from work the soldiers, who
were lying about the lot, pressed themAto
service, and, after they had got their toolsTset
them to digging the grave, one of them taking
the size of George Sweeny, who was lying
drunk on ths ground, and staking the grave.
After they had finished, the soldiers, with
drunken gravity, were about putting Sweeny
in it, when they awoke him. Sweeny, natur
ally indignant, asked, "What the d?1 are you
going to do f" and the spokesman of the party
said, "You're so drunk you can't get alons,
and you might as well be buried." Sweeny
said, "Boys Just let me have a little more fresh
air, if you please," ami proceeded to insist
upon his right to remain above ground for a
season longer. When the guard ? arrived,
Sweeny was lying yet pretty drunk, and the
others were discussing over a bottle as to
whether he should be buried with military
honors, or just tumbled in anyhow.
Alter hearimr the statements of the contra
bands, they were dismissed; and the tipsv
faree of the soldiers was turned into a serious
drama by Major Cilly. whoorderedthe admin
istration of the shower bath to the performers.
Crcisiku Around.?Yesterday a number of
the boys of the gunboats at the Navy Yard
were "out on leave,' and, as is customary with
all tars when ashore for the first time in many
months, they induced freely in whisky, visited
the places of amusement, made love to the
"Molls,"' and made the crnise around generally
until they were brought to anchor in the station
houses. The manner in which some of them
related the incidents of their cruise was really
amusine, and secured for them the lenien
cy of the examining justices. Wm. Munroe
and C. J. Hunter were picked up drunk Wm
Harrison and Peter Faley were fiarhtin"- and
profane, and were taken to the Fourth ~Ward
station, and were lectured and dismissed by
Justice (jiberson. Jas. Moran went up stairs
in a gentleman's house and went to bed, and
behaved badly when aroused and told to leave
for which he was fined by Justice Clayton'
Chas. t runk and John Graves were drunk and
disorderly, and for this they were fined Si 5S
by the same justice.
Latest cauotatioks?Washington Mon
ey Market.?Furnished by Lewis Johnsoa &
Co., Bankers.
? ., ? , Buying. Selling.
U. S. Coupon Bonds, 1881 us u 1061
U. S. 5'20's par _
U. S. :.30 Notes 105 7. 106*
New Certificates
American Gold .T..130 ?
American Silver 120
NEW YORK RATB8?3 O CLOCK P. M.
Coupon 6's, 1981, H'5fc; 7-tti's, 100*; New Cer
tificates of Indebtedness, 9-js<; Gold, 133.
Fined.?Patrick Shay, Seventh street, near
the wharf, was fined ?20 by Justice Ferguson
yesterday, charged with selling liquor to sol
diers. His place was permanently closed, by
order of the Provost Marshal.
A colored man bj' the name of Miner, on
New York avenue, near Thirteenth street, was
fined S40 by the same justice, for selling to
soldiers on Sunday. He had no license.
John Meaney, corner of Twenty-second and
H street, was fined and his place perma
nently closed, tor selling liquor to men in Gov
ernment employ.
An Inscription.?Mr. W.J. Donohue, clerk
for Mr. Sands, Government undertaker, 444 F
street, was arrested and brought before the
Provost Marshal yesterday. One of the colored
soldiers, it appears, having died, a coffin foot
and head board was ordered for him, and Don
ohue instructed by the friends of deceased to
6lace a suitable inscription on the head board,
le promised to do so, and with a pencil wrote
on the board, "A Black S?n of a B?h."
Arre&ted.?Cornelius A.Hogan, alias Joseph
Luce, was arrested by one of Captain Johnson's
detectives iu the act of robbing a discharged
soldier. Wm. Humphries was also arrested as
an accomplice. Humphries was allowed twen
ty-four hours to leave the city, antl Hogan was
held as a deserter from the 2d California Bat
talion. I
\\*ANTED TO RENT?An UNFURNISHED
" HOUSE; central location preferred. Addr-ss
Bq* 617 Post Office. It*
\17 ANTED?A SITUATION as chambermaid or
?? nuri?e in a brtvate family; tbe beat refer
ences siren. A?1drr*~ 45S corner of 2d street and
Pa. avenue. Capitol Hill. Jy 7-3t*
YV ANTED? By a respectable young woman, &
?v SITUATION ii* cnambermaid and to assist
in tbe sewing; under stanO* dreas making. Apply
on Tb'rd street, third door from Md ave. it?
anted"IMMEDIATELY -A GIBL (Ger
man prefe red) to <io tne general house work
ot'a small family. Call at 349 2i)th street, be
tween I and K. None need apply hut wbo can
Ci'iue well recommended t Jy 7-2t*
By GREEN A WILLIAMS. Auctioneers.
^ALE Ok HOUSES, WAGONS. CaA RT3 AND
K^Hardiss?On SATURDAY MOANING, tbe
lith inst, at the Horse Market,on 6tliltrest south,
near tbe Canal, wo shall sell, At lock, oa?
Toune ?&y Horse, taken up hi anj (tray OQ t ?
13th ef June, bKna of on?eye,aboct ? tande high,
and gentle. Sold to pay for livery Parses.
Ilso, .M
one Bay Horae of fins style action. sai*Q bu sound,
cau go in throe minutes, sold lor h fa^u, thg
owner having co further use for lnm?
Ttrmseash. , , . ^
jy7 GREEN A; WILLIAoct*.
(TOR SALE?WKITTLE'3 I'HOTOgK ph (*AL
1 LERY, 7th street west reasons
given for selliiix. Will be sold cou^&te or 4ny
portion of stock and 6xtures to any bus
iness. Tbis is a ?oo<l chance for a rio<J^B^e jnT^t
ment. Terms reasonable. Jror >?rta^K_ar~ jCQlars
inquire as above. [Cur^n.j__^^y^e rj |t'
l^ASaiONABLE .I>R&SS~MA^I^B~^J71T.
F 1YEBS would inform the ladie^M -v^bimg
tontbat she has taken rooms at pjinth.
near 1. where she is prepared to Ca 1*
for Dret-s Makins Work done pr^v t,_ Rlla
the tnost fauhiouabk? style. Patro^H^^ rtolleite<l
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