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~V.Jffhl|:_*f th* Southern State*
{riUbTlM*ibl*; difference* only e*i*t as to
Ipy |i.u willing submission i* to be brong
^Eiomi seem to that the War should be so
mitly waged, and Southern feelings so kindly
^ tbeieahallhf. no sentiments of
~iaT*rg~ or pride to deter them at any time from
naming like prodigal ton* to the beams of the
But can th» Sooth be paeifiod by thi*light
aiag-and-oiDk polity? It ha* been tried for a
jot aad feond-wanting. Motor wtio war before
conducted in eo amiable a ynarmer. Suecess in
military operation* ha* been mad* subordinate
to enticing and humoring tho rebels, ttpacidUy
tka stem Aekfcra, hot without advantage. Slaves
bw«w been forbidden to come into our lines—
kwro been sent back ftom the camp to their mas
tem-bat wo have not beard of a single disloyal
d«Tn hnH— kt*ng “ conwliated” thereby.
Bnt the toct Is, that the Slave interest is the
one thin* at the Sooth which cannot and will
i —the “conciliated.” It* power in the Union
. fc its only hope is in separation. Itisto
day mom bitterly hateful and hostile than ever
jmfora. Tha conspirator* who vowed a grwt
. —a jut- ag» to destroy the Bepubtie, and who
now land the Behellios, are, almost without ex
OTtfoa, large alavo-hol4«s, mo* oligarch, by
gfobnAssnerond pnfi* ofSlavery. To attempt
to reeeeeils them to a Union with which they
•so grappling in n death-struggle, i* futtle and
'^Xbe'anly hope of a loyal Sooth rests with the
mot whites. These greatly out number the aris
tocrat*, wh# aevertheless deceive and rale them,
fjfoy OT Ike men to be emancipated, undeceiv
-odt oonefliatod. Could those people once bo nn
- jaggad aad aashackled long enough to learn the
-T-they kavo.for loving the Union, and the
Jro* motive of tho slave-holders for destroying it,
r would become a leyal people tomorrow.
J tba moment tho social and political power
f tho alavw-ownen is destroyed—their power to
4 ‘ i, impress, and tyrannize—that moment
>T.j Way for conciliation be fairly opened.
I^tgvidont, therefore, that the first step to
most be the speedy crashing
®0ot of the Rebellion. This is the condition and
fororannsr of conciliation. The Southern peo
ple cannot cease to fight, and will not cease to
hate os, till the Confederate Government with its
horde of despotic rnlers and lying sycophants,
ties prostrate.
loth kindness and policy then, unite to urge
tho most speedy and effective measures for break
ing tho Ceafederate Despotism. Lot no mista
ken sympathy or tenderness withhold that blow,
whatever it bo, which ehall bring about this con
oam motion. W. are astonished by dpily re
pacts of tho efforts of oar commanders to “con
tMmU ’ the fee. Important military advantages
hove been sacrificed rather than 1 exasperate’
hipUmble enemies. Our troop* are allowed to
■o®w old die within reaeh of comfort and plen
ty» rotherthan “ obtrude upon private property.”
Of course, all that civilisation has done to miti
gate Ike horrors of war, must be respected. Bnt
On weakness aid subserviency of some of oar
Itodms toward to Rebellion and its cause, most
(atom Wo say it la behalf of tho country, it
mmt ■*■■*• Their business is to fight. The
» sword, and not the olive'branch is in thdr
lb»ds. Perhaps the Administration itself isfco
■ueh inclined to forbearance. The majesty of
law and the power of Government cannot be
syndicated by any half way measures no/*. It
Wl be time enough to folk about “ kiadsess to
|br Southern brethren” when they submit.
Bnt while they act as enemies lot them be
boated no enemies. Let then he no cfmpunc
tien about gaartering and subsisting on forces
in their home* and epos their resouttes. Let
■ny property of use to ns along t|k line of
■•"A bo seised, aad aocoanted f°T after the
*ar I* loyal men only. Let every measure per
■ittod hy tho roles of eiviliaed warflre be adopt
on to oeem success, end far less vrong in the
Htpn will h dene than If this conflict were
••••watod. Especially let us no huger be gnil
*T the felly of respecting ns pseuliary sacred,
that system which was the cans* of the war, and
which so leag aa it exists mint be the fruitful
oaaaenf many wan. A Union with Slavery in
enn have neither peace nor stability. The
—”**1 power of Slave-holders woeld survive their
poUtienl downfall, and bo n basis upon which
their supremacy would again bo upreared in all
P«*fidy and violence.
In thia war, then, tot Slavery and Blave-bold
m take can of themsolvss. They have thrown
*» nil elaim to oat protection, they have defied
•W ft***. they have sosgkt to rain the State.
Malignant, laoerabta traitors, indnlgenco to them
•* • «ime against reason and justice.
4 ^ •J* ®°* ftd*#Cftte* of ft cruel tod ?i*die
tioa polity. On the oontruy, we would strike
hnadn with the heartiest advocate of concilia
tion, provided it he dona at the proper time.
That lime is q/tor Ue war.
Tkm let unqualified submission b^nst with
1 forgiveness, except townrftfts menn
I of the Conspirators. Lst every
i ho shown to thons who wen deluded or
limpiltod into complicity with treason.
Bat it to pnmatun to mark out a policy for
•time after the war, while its Success remains
SoahtfuL Let ns first take every means to en
aanonr triumph, and “conciliation'’ Will come
•ft in H* owa good time.
Tk* Lmuuibu have dan* but little busi
■eeeofiatareteainee oar late. The "Flowage
bffl" wee sSsctnaily killed for this session, in the
HewoeaFndaylatebyaveteofTdtom. The
Military Bill” has bean again re-committed to
TTT. ^ Pri*°n «—!»*«• «
part that the treatment of the convict* in the
Ooaaectiont State Priaon, baa been, and now ia,
aminaatiy kind aad humane.” The <t^th ef
QitL Webster is Called "a aeriena loss to the
Stale." All the charges against him, and the
anaagement are wholly nnsnstainsd. Consider-1
able sifkaaai is snid to have existed in the prison,
the iseiief its location, "the situatioa being low
and damp,” aad the ventilation deficient
An act is before the House directing the War
den te keep e fail recoed of the pnnishment of
aka pseviding that fiw each month’s
0ssd behavior a convict shall have deducted three
or fi» days (according to the excellence of his
OSjfolrt) Sosa the Ism of his seateaoe. The
Mlfoid Prims asha:—“Bappoao hois saatenosd
■' . / • * j
m- The New York « Independent ” cerreo
pondent of the Hertford Pret$ has the follow.
gait. The thing has fttw fonny side though—as
etery thing in this worid has, to eMwboJoiow,
how to see it. Who ever dreamed before that
editors could not sufficiently wreak themselves
I upon expression through their “cdumnst” What
fa preternatural height of aimer most that be un
der which an editor explodes into a lawsuit 1
And consider the search after precedents-' J
can’t think of any case in point id “ tke books,
except Pott v. Slurk in Pickwick's Eeports,
when after all I think the form of action was
“ trespass against the person,” and—which wss
siugular—process seemed to issue (gainst the
amicus nrucl ' .
Sur friend, “F.B.P.," fa quite right in his
“ sensations,” and Wo reciprocate bis * dreams,”
though we should “take exceptions” to his
“ precedent.” We thank Urn for not alluding to
the still mere ancient” authority ” of the * Pot
vs. Kettle.”
tgf Farmers will notice another advertfae
ment of another mowing machine of another
“ stirring young agriculturist” in our advertis
ing columns. It will not be the fault of the
“ agents,” if Farmsrs will still use the old mow
ing machine of Gra ndfather Adam, when such
vast improvement* are being weakly made, and
every new machine advertised is better than the
last. Bye and bye we expect to see a ‘machine’
invented which shall cut the greet, rake after
the cart, and stack the hay in the bara all by
one hares apd in one afternoon.
JMP* We shall try te publish an abstract at
least, of the Tax Bill, as finally passed by Con
gress, in our next issue.
■ Yalb Colleqr.—The Townsend Premiums
for English Composition have been awarded to
the following members of the Senior ClassG.
M. Beard, Jas. P. Blake, D. H. Chamberlain,
R. Morse, G. 0. Ripley, R. Weeks. “Presen
tation Day” was yesterday, the 25th.
Militabt iTtsi —A correspondent of tho
Hartford Preee, with the Connecticut Cavalry,
states that the Rebel Gen. Ashby, was killed by
» Connecticut boy. He says; “Just out of Har
risonburg on Saturday afternoon, we. had an
other brush with the rear guard of tho enemy,
and at that time Gen. Ashby, once Col Ashby,
was killed. I do not consider Jiat there is any
doubt of this, and that a bullet from a Connec
ticut pistol did the work. Prisoners that we
hare taken confirm the fact, and I was told at
headquarters that Gen. Fremont and a member
of his staff had an interview with him before he
died, ne was in our possession forty-eight
hours, and died at a house two miles out of Har
—- Gen. E. Kirby Smith, the leader of the reb
els in East Tennessee, has some Litchfield blood
in him. His father was a Colonel in the U. S.
Army and married a daughter of Ephraim Kirby
of this place. He moved to Florida, where the
present General was born, and where he got
most of his bad qualities.
— A son of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher,
formerly of this town, is now a Lieutenant in
the regular army. 4th artillery, TJ. S
— The 14th Reg’t, now recruiting at Hartford,
is said to have now about 200 men in camp. This
is a gain of hardly a hundred in a week. The
Regiment should be filled faster, as more men
are wanted, and wanted immediately.
— A private letter to the Waterbary American,
says that Col. Cbatfield of the Sixth is in com
mand of the brigade at Stono Inlet, near Charles
— The following promotions were made on
Friday in the Seventh regiment, the commissions
dating from May 19:—Lieut. Colonel Joseph R.
Hawley to be Colonel, vioe Col. Terry promoted
to be Brigadier General, Major Geo. F. Gardi
ner to be Lieut. Colonel, and Capt. Daniel C.
Rodman to be Mqjor.
— Lieut. Chas. W. Cornwall of the Twelfth,
died on the 7th inst., of typhoid fever, At the
time of his death, he was on Gen. Phelps’ staff.
— Calvin S. Mngoon, a sick soldier of the
Massachusetts 23d regiment, died in the cars
near Norwalk, on Thursday, while within a few
honrs ride of the home to which he was return
Tui CoussctiCct Fifth.—A- private letter
from a member of the Fifth Regiment, written
on the 12th, on the battle ground of Col. Kenly’s
command, near Front Royal, say*:
“ Going through Winchester we had a guard
of cavalry to prevent us from destroying the
town. We hooted and hissed the oitisens all the
way through and they looked sour enough. The
women say that Jackson will be back in a few
days. I think we are going down the Laura
— Thi Oossscticut Smrarn—A private
letter from a member of the Seventh regiment,
written on tho 11th, makes the following com
ment .*
“ Our regiment wont out last Sunday and
drove back the enemy’s pickets, firing on them
as they run for the woods. They fired a volley
at us and cams very near killing our Colonel
Hawley, but he escaped uninjured. We killed
four, wounded four, and took seven prisoners.’’
— Lieut. Henry P. Goddard, of Norwich, late
ly of the New York Harris Light Cavalry, has
been appointed Sergeant Major of the Four
teenth Connecticut Volunteers.
— A letter from Captain L. W. Middlebrook,
Company B. Connecticut Cavalry, to tho Bridge
port Standard, says that the only loss of our cav
alry in the operations against Jackson, were
Sergeant John B. Morehouse, of Fairfield; F.
A. Wood, of Bridgeport; James Wheeler, of
Trumbull; John L. Farnum, of Birmingham;
and Georg* M. Brans, of Torrington, (all of Co.
D,) who were sent out on the night of the 8th
instant, on a scout, and who were undoubtedly
taken prisoners. A rebel prisoner reports that
they are uninjured.
Psbsokal.—Col. Hi S. Briggs, of the Massa
chusetts 10th, has boon nominated as brigadier
for his gallant conduct at Fair Oaks, where he
was twice wounded.
— Col. Cbas. Ellet, whose death the telegrrph
i announced on Saturday, will be succeeded in the
| command of the ram fleet by Lieut. Col. Alfred
Ellet, his son.
— George F. Thompson, late editor of the New
York ,Daily Yews, arrived at Washington on Sat
urday, under arrest, and was placed on his pa
, • B* will appear before the House commit
tee of the judiciary on the case of Ben Wood,
. Wadsworth is relieved of the command
or alt the military in the District of Columbia
«iUkrd- ‘nd G<m. Sturgis is
^ foroe* *“ the immediate
H« » organising them
™ urrangements to in
MnrfmarLtJi V *3? neatest extent.
It is ascertained from the Gordon’s crew that
a war steamer, with 10 or 12 Armstrong rune
is fltting out at Nassan, and is about ready to
convey the six or seven small steamers into
Wil-l-gf. Harbor. A flgkt may
an arrangement of the association the families
of thesubeeribers are allowed all the privileges
of tiie room, and none are admitted who are not
actual members, and base paid their subscrip
tions. The Beading Boom is situated in Sey
mour's Building, first floor, (old Litchfield Bank,)
and will be opened on the 1st of July.
— We shall publish next week the long de
layed pamphlet containing the Borough Charter
and By Laws of the Borongh of Litchfield. The
pamphlet has been delayed for the purpose of
printing the valuable list of the “Public
buildings, dwelling bouses, offices, stores and
•heps in the village of Litchfield, when erected
end by whom,” which will be contained in the
paynphlet. This list, which has been carefully
prepared by Hon. Ssth P. Becks, will be of the
highest interest to the inhabitants of this village)
and will afford such valuable and reliable infor
mation as could hardly have been given by any
other man now living, except its honored compi'
ler. We shall take the liberty, in a week or two,
of transfering this list, in whole or in part, to our
columns, for the benefit of those who may not be
able to procure the pamphlet.
— Litchfield has become a “ Port of Entry.”
A little steamer which has plied for the last two
or three seasons on a mill-pond at Winsted, and
has been withdrawn from thence on account of
a general stagnation of business in that vicinity,
(particularly the water business,) now plies reg
ularly between this town and Morris, on the wa
ters of the Bantam Lake. The boat will be an
excellent institution for the pic-nie parties who
visit the Lake during the summer. It was
brought overland from Winsted a week or more
since, re-caulked and painted, and re launched
m its native element on Monday, and is now open
for summer business. For freight or passage,
apply to H. B. Gibbud, agent, Long Wharf,
Burrvillk.—The railroad track, thanks to
the energy and promptness of Mr. Superintend
ant Waterbnry, has been put' in running order
again at the break caused by the late flood, and
the embankment is being rapidly raised again to
its proper level. Mr. Waterbnry estimates the
damage to the Railroad Company to be inside of
$1,000. The damage to other parties has been
much less than was at first repotted.
—.. i ■. .
Sharon.—Frederick King, son of Henry V.
King, Esq., of Sharon, a member of Company I,
in the 6th Conn. Volunteers, was taken prisoner
by the rebels at Martinsbnrgh, Va , during the
recent raid of Stonewall Jackson down the
Shenandoah Valley. On the retreat of the reb
els he reached a point some fourteen miles above
Strasburgh, when he managed to escape. By
great care and seclusion he passed through the
rebel territories and after several days joined
his company and is again in the ranks. The
details of his adventures would furnish an in
teresting narrative.
Salisbury.—On Monday of last week, an al
tercation took place between two Irishman,
Thomas Casy and Michael O’Brien, brothers-in
law. at the Davis Ore Bed in this place, where
by considerable ill feeling was occasioned. On
Tuesday while at work, Casey made an assault
upon O’Brien, striking him with a pick, inflict
ing a wound which is considered by the physi
cian as mortal.
After an examination, Casey was remanded to
jail in Litohfield, to await the result of the as
Tobbihgton.—“ The articles of association”
of the new nickel saining company, to which we
alluded last week, will be found to-day in our
advertising columns. We understand the com
pany are to commence work immediately, and
we expect to hoar that an extensive business
will be dona In the mining way. Thera are now
two independent mining companies in Torring
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WooDBunv.—The 4th annual Cattle Show and
Fair of the Woodbury Union Agricultural Socie
ty will bo held in Woodbury, Sept. 24th and
25tb. Wa hava not baon favored with the *eopy*
of their Premium List, and cannot therefore
speak of any ‘liberal premiums,’ though wa
presume auek will be ofleted the farmers in that
— a^a^e.. ,,
— Among the late patents granted, we notice
one to R. M. Treat, of Morris, assignor to him
self and G. H. Daley, for improvement in Horse
Rakes, and one to H. H. Hotchkiss k Son, of
Sharon, for improvement in concussion fuse for
explosive shells.
— The pastoral relation between Rev. Jas.
Averill and the Congregational Church in Plym
outh Hollow has been dissolved.
— Mr. Charles Y. Swan, son of Rev. J. S.
Swan, has accepted a call to the pastorate of the
Baptist Church in Cornwall Hollow.
Unov Legislative Caucus.—Ia answer to
a call signed by about 100 members of the Leg
islature, about 150 members met at,tbe Repre
sentatives’ Hall one'evening last week, to consult
upon the propriety and best method of consolida
ting all the Union element in the State, without
regard to old parties. Gen. Pratt was appointed
Chairman, and Mr. Omen of Prospect, Secretary.
A long discussion took place as to the proper
way of amalgamating all the Unionists, in which
most of the prominent members of the House
took a part. Mr. Catlin of Harwinton, moved
that a Committee be appointed to prepare an ad
dress and resolutions, to be presented to a future
meeting, and if adopted, to be issued to die peo
ple. Mr. Train, of Milford, moved as a substi
tute, a resolution raising a Committee to consid
er the propriety of recommending to the people
the formation of a new political organization, and
if deemed proper, to prepare an address to the
public. Mr. Catlin accepted the substitute, and
it eras adopted.
Messrs. Chas. Atwater, D. W. Plumb, New
Haven County.
James T. Pratt, J. S. Rice, Hartford County.
E. D. Avery,-Felton, New London Co.
J. M. Carter, F. A. Benjamin, Fairfield Co.
Q. W. Phillips, J. D. Richmond, Wihdham Co.
A. Catlin, Geo. A. Hickox, Litchfield Co.
B. Bent, J. B. Wright, Middlesex Co.
E. A. Converse, A. Kellogg, Tolland Co.
Were appointed inch committee.
The caucus adjourned to this Thursday Eve
Literary Notices,
The Atlantic Monthly, the peer of American
Mh***nea, commences its 10th volume, wilhthe
Jttly number, before us. '
The-present number contains the following list
of contents s Some Soldier Poetry, by John Weiss;
Fronde'S Henry Eighth, by C. C. Hazewell; Why
Their Creeds Differed; Presence, by Mrs. S. M.
Davis; Chiefly About War Matters, by Nathan
iel Hawthorne j The Minnie Guns; Originality,
8Wasson; Ericsson and His Inventions,
tWgent; Moving; Methods of 8tu$y in
Bstory, by Louis- Agassis; Lyrics of
; the Wadding, by Julia Ward Howe;
i’s Da^hter, by Bayard Taylor; The
is Readers, by Oliver Wendell Holmes;
No Burden; The Children's Cities, by
Elisix [h Sheppard, author of * Charles An
Bub* new volume, the authoress of ‘Margaret
Hok*,’i will contribute a new novel, entitled
* Dal Brant.’ A lively record of travel, by the
late^aj. Winthrop, will also appear ander the
titiel ‘ Life in the Open Air,’ which we are as
surejis lull of spirited adventure. Lovell, Agas -
sic, igginson and a host of other popular wri
ters U1 continue as heretofore to enrich the
pagesf the Magazine. Ticknor & Field*, Pub
lished Boston.
^’Continental Monthly fat July, is one of the
best mibcrs of this most excellent Magazine.—
It opei the 3d volume of the work, which has
now ve abundantly testified to its early promise
by amp fulfillment.
Tbely namber contains the following varied
and ewtLioing table ef contents r—What shall
be the td? Rev. C. E. Lord; Bone Orna
ments, (jp. Leland; The Maily O’Molly Pa
pers, Noi j JCllance* jfirom- the Sedate TUIlety;
Maccarodand Canvas, Mo. 5, H. P. Leland ;
For the Hr of Triumph ; In Transitu ; Among
the Pines Was he Successful ? R. B. Kimball;
Mewberne\ it was and is; Our Brave Times;
The Crisis hd the Parties, C. G. Leland; I
Wait; TakV the Census; The Peloponesus in
March ; Adjium; Polytechnic Institutes, C. G.
Leland j Sliry and Nobility vs. Democracy,
Lorenzo Shriood ; Watching the Stag, an un
finished poerky Fits James O’Brien; Literary
Notices andn*tor's Table.
A better orhorjv varied selection of literary
miscellany t seen between the covers
of a Magazine r a long time.
Qodey'x Lac^Book for July is also before ns.
We consider it fe best, as it is the most popular
of the Ladies’ Hazines. Facile Princeps. We
cannot undertnlio describe the varied contents
which this montbresents, but we can truthfully
say that the * fasbn plates’ are superb, and the
‘ patterns' innumhble, and, we presume, excel
lent, in a useful wr.
The July numb^ commences a new volume of
Godbt, but the prb is only $3 a year, or $2.50
with the Exqcikb and half of that for six
months. \
Affairs at Maims.—The board of alder
men at Memphis h;%; adopted a resolution ask
ing Col. Slack to Jstpone the suppression of
the confederate scrl for 80 days. In Colonel
Stack's reply, he sal ihose who have been most
actively engaged inktting up this rebellion are
those whose pocket^re filled with confederate
notes, and if sixty hys lime should be given
them, it is only givinlthat much time for those
who are responsible |r its isswe, to get rid of
it without loss, and te worthless trash will be
found in the hands orzhe unsophisticated and
credulous. BoVides, aould thcse notes be per
mitted to be Vised asW circulating medium,
where the flag of the lifted States floats,'such
permission would give llisracter to such treas
onable currency, and tlhn\the very basis of the
rebellion would be mad) respectable by a con
tract with the governnukt it seeks to destroy.
The market is becoming glutted with merchan
dise, which can only not b« sold for Tennessee
money, rather than do Which the owners are dis
posed to ship their go<Ws lack. The greater
part of the stores are •tiJlcloWd- The secession
owners of many of them refuse to rent to aboli
tionists at any prica I
About 150 rebel otfeers and soldiers, and
about the same nnmWf of citisens, took the oath
of allegiance on Monty.
In a proclamation "to the loyal people of
Ohio,” dated June 8th, Gov. Todd says :—A
prompt and gallant i sponse has been made to
the call for three mot hs’ men. Over 2,000 have
gone to the field, and another regiment will soon
be ready to go, leavi g an ample force (about
2,000) for State guar duty. But I must advise
you that neither of tl: five regiments authorized
to be raised for thre years or during the war,
is yet full. Recruit: g officers have been ap
pointed in the seven ceunties, and I have now
to invite your hearty co-operation in filling up
these regiments, to i cure which, it is deemed
necessary only to as ira you that our Govern
ment stands in immet am need of this force.—
Arouse, then, fellow citizens, and thus enable
Ohio to maintain her roud position in the good
work of orushing out te unholy rebellion.”
The New York Evt ling Post says:—“ Col.
Zagonyi, the hero of tl > dashing cavalry charge
at Springfield, and of similar daring feats in
the valley of the Shemndoah, has been in this
city for a few days, fbi est from the fatigues of
his recent severe labon He speaks in enthusi
astic terms of the cooli is, judgment and enter
prise of his chief. Gene si Fremont, in the field,
comparing him to Gem el Bern, under whom he
served eighteen month: In Hungary j butno less
enthusiastically of the atrepidity and solf-pos
sessien of the common American soldiers. No
veterans, ha told us, o) Napoleon’s Old Guard
could have behaved wit more dauntless spirit
than many of our reglmjnts at Cross Keys.”
A man in Salem lost Leveral geese by a fox,
last week ; so he borrowed a gim, loaded it, and
set np for Mobs. Reynadl. The Bulletin says :
“ Slyboots appeared tfler a while, jnst when
the watcher was engag'd in taking n pinch of
snnff. He put two gceeO korc du combat before
their brave defender coifld put tBs cover on his
snuff box, and then mad« way with three others
while the goose guard was pulling away at the
trigger, set at half cock, ^nd sweating and swear *
ing because the gnn wouldn’t so off. The fox
went off however, with a goose iihis mouth, and
the sharpshooter flung his fowling piece after
him in disgust. Ts add to this <&apter of ca
lamities, the rest of the'geese were “pounded”
the next day by the town functionary, and were
to be sold to pay damages.
The Atlanta (Gi.) Intelligencer, makes the
following extract relative to Gea. Johnston’s
wound from a better written by an « accompli sh
ed daughter” to her father, dated'it Biehmond,
June 2d.*
Gen. Johnston was wotradel by a Minnie ball
in the shonlder. The ball passed dun bis back
and has not been feund yet. At the same time,
a spent shell struck him in the breatt. He fell
from Us horse and broke two of his jibs; so, of
course, ho suffers very much. I sprat all day
yesterday with him. To-day ho is n«ich better,
altbongh the ball fcas not yet been extracted.
The chaplain of the Vermont cavalry regiment,
Rev. Mr. Woodward, of Burlington, it about as
as plucky a chaplain as there is in the service.
He frequently accompanies seoutinf parties,
and as his horse is one of the fleetest ta the reg
iment, he is often in advance of the pjirty when
the rebels are to be chased. Hot kMg since in
the Shenandoah valley, Mr. Woodwiid, Single
handed, ran down and captured two of Ashby’s
cavalry, and would have bagged the! third if it
had not been for the unfortunate circumstance
that wUte drawing his pistol to seqd a leaden
messenger after a flying rebel who would not
hood his summons to surrenders the chaplain
shot Us own horse through the node. The horse
waa not aerionsly wounded hovssrer, and the
chaplain regained the regiment bringing Us two
eaptives with Urn.
The Memphians bad resolved to hold tbe eity
unconditionally, without an if or a but. The
federal rams showed them two or thaee butt they
didn't anticipate, so thqy thought they would
change their minds.
»Im itszttt thekp . .
Tot expedition which tidied from Memphis
on the 12th ifist>, for the purpose of making a
reconnaissance Bp the White river, Ark., ar
rived off the Tillage of Jit. Charles, in Arkansas
county, on the 16th inst. - The rebels fed fere
erected two batteriee, and a force of infantry
was also on hand to delay the farther progress
of the fleet. Early on the morning of the 17th
the 46th Indiana Regiment, commanded by Col.
Fitch, landed two and * half miles below theen
e say's entrenchments, and skirmishers were
thrown out who drove in the rebel pickets. The
gunboats then moted np and opened the engage
ment, at tha outset of which a rifled shot from
one of the batteries penetrated the steam drum
of the Mound City, disabling by scalding most
of her erew. The gunboats then ceased firing,
and the Forty-Sixth carried the battery at the
point of the bayonet. ' The rebel infantry were
driven from the support of the guns, the gunners
shot at their pests, the officer in command was
wounded and taken prisoner, and eight brass
and iron go ns, with ammunition were captured.
The loss of the enemy in killed, wounded and
prisoners is estimated at one hundred and fifty
Dispatches from Gen. McClellan’s headquar
ters, state that all was qniet on Sunday. Skir
mishing continued all day on Saturday, and at
night everything indicated that a general engage
ment was at hand. A dispatch from Montgom
ery, Ala., dated last Tuesday, is published in
Richmond papers, saying that Beauregard and
his staff had arrived at Montgomery, on their
way to Richmond, and that a large portion ot the
army of the Mississippi were to follow, Bragg
holding back enough to keep off Halleck’s van
dals. So many stories are told of Beanreganl’s
movements that no one kDows what to believe;
bat this one is likely to be true. Beauregard
could not afford to have his commnnication cut
off with Richmond, as threatened by Gen. Mor
gan’s movement into Cumberland Gap; there is
literally no chance for the rebels in the valley of
the Mississippi, unless to make here and there a
dash, which, however, successful at the moment,
could be of no ultimate advantage ; so the rumor
that Beauregard is trying to reinforce Johnston
is at least exceedingly probable. His personal
presence is of very little consequence either way,
since his masterly inactivity and perpetual re
treats have destroyed among his own men the
prestige won by the bombardment of Fort Sum
ter in Charleston harbor.
Bt the Roanoke at New York, we have New
Orleans dates to the loth. Gen. Butler sprung
a surprise upon his troops on the 13th, but the
response was so prompt that be issued a special
order complimenting the men upon their alert
ness, and also upon their general behavior since
they occupied the city. The General was sere
naded on the 14th by a large party of Unionists.
Of course he made a speech, which was well re
ceived. A new daily paper has just been started,
edited by the great financier, Jacob Barker, now
83 years old. Of coarse Beauregard is heard
from, via New Orleans ; he had 30,000 sick men
in his army at Corinth, and sick and well were
in a deplorable condition. One George Coppel
subscribing himself her Majesty’s (Victoria’s)
Acting Consul, had presumed to address Gen.
Butler a complaint about the oath required of
aliens, and asking explanations ; whereupon Gen.
Butler returned the slightly Hibernian answer
that nq reply would be made to the note until
Mr. Coppel should be recognized ’by his own
Government as its apeut.
The Secretary of War issues an order to en
courage enlistments, stating that a premium of
$2 shall be paid for each accepted recruit; that
volunteers for three years or during the war, and
every soldier who hereafter enlists, either in the
regular army or the volunteers, for three years or
during the war, may receive his first month’s pay
in advance, upon the mustering of his company
into the service of the United States, or after he
shall have been mustered into and joined a reg
iment already in the service.
Was Department, June 21st, 1862.
Pursuant to a joint resolution of Congress to
encourago enlistments in the regular army and
volunteer forces, it is ordered that a premium
of two dollars shall be paid for each acoepted
recruit; that volunteers for three years or du
ring the war, and every soldier who hereafter
enlists either in the regular army or the volun
teers for three years or during the war, may re
ceive his first six month’s pay in advance,
upon the mustering of his - company into the
service of the United States, or after he shall
have been mustered into and joined a regiment
already in the service. Tbit order will be
transmitted to Governors of States and recrui
ting officers.
Secretary of War.
Gen. Sebofiold, Union commander in Missouri
has got some ideas about Sobols and Rebel
property that do net prevail on (be seaboard.
Not long siaee be directed that Robot Guerrillas
should be shot at sight, and their friends and
sympathisers should also be severely punished.
He has now decreed that active and passive reb
els shall be held responsible for damage to the
property and lives of loyal eitixens or soldiers.
For every soldier or civilian killed $5,000 will
be assessed on the Rebels; $1,000 to $5,000 for
every one wounded, and cent per cent for all
property destroyed. The pith of it all is that
he hat the power to enforce this order, and will
do it.
Grenada, Miss., has been evacoated by the
rebels, by order, it is said, of Beauregard. Holly
Springs, on the Mississippi Central Railroad,
has also been evacuated by the rebels, and oc
cupied by the National forces under Gen. Tho
mas. The machinery for repairing and manu
facturing had, previous to the evacuation, been
removed to Atlanta Ga.
A dispatch from Corinth, dated the 19th Inst.,
states that our army has ceased its pursuit of
Beauregard, and returned from Booneville,
about nineteen miles below Corinth, to a more
northerly position—probably to Corinth. Beau
regard was reported to be at Okolona, with an
army 80,000 strong, while Kirby Smith was at
Chatanooga with 20,000 and Price was at Ful
ton with 16,000. The whole systein of railroads
centering at Corinth wvs rapidly being put in
useable condition.
Engagement on the Jakes River.—Dispaches
have been received stating that on the 17th inst.
the rebels opened fire upon oar ships-of-war in
James river from the bfoff at City Point by ar
tillery and small arms, bat our squadron returned
the attack with shells and shrapnells, silencing,
and driving back the rebel force.
Accident to Gen. McDowell.—General Me
Dowell, when thrown from his horse Wednes
day last waa so stunned that it was feared the
accident would prove fatal, but the report Satur
day concerning him is that he will not loaf be'
delayed in resuming the saddle,
Congress.—In the Senate Monday, after the
presentation of petitions, a bill providing for the
admission of the State of Western Vlfginia into
the Union was reported from the Committee on
Territories. A bill to establish certain Nation
al Arsenals was reported front the Military Com
mittee. A bill for the organization of Army
Corps and Staffs attached to Divisions, was in
troduced and referred to the Military Committee
The hill for the better government of the Navy
was passed, after the adoption of several amend
ments. A resolution calling for information re
lative to the exchange of prisoners, was passed.
The bill providing for an additional oath of offi
ce, was passed, with only five dissenting votes.
The Committee of Conference on the Tax bill
made a report which was concurred in by the
Senate. The Qotise Confiscation bill was taken
up, and pending a motion to substitute the Sen
ate bill, the Senate went into Executive Session
and afterward adjourned.
In the House, the bill to establish a land dis
tiict m Nevada was passed. A bill relative to
Colored Schools in the District of Colombia was
introduced by Mr. Lovejoy, of Illinois, and re
ferred. A resolution of thanks to Capt. Davis
and bis officers and men, for the recent opera
tions on the Western waters, was referred to
the Committee on Naval Affairs. The resolu
tion fjom the Committee on Elections, declaring
that Charles H. Foster is not entitled to a seat
as Representative from Ifyrth Carolina, was j
passed. The bill to authorise an additional is
sue of Treasury Notes, was then considered in
Committee of the Whole, bat only one section
of it was acted apon. The House also agreed
to the report of the Conference Committee on
the Tax-bill, and it now goea to the President
for his signature:
Ths War Department has received the import
ant information, through a dispatch from Gener
al Morgan dated the 18th inst, that Cumberland
Gap, leading into East Tennessee, has been oc
cupied by the National forces: Gen. Morgan
states that after great difficulty he reached a po
tion near the Gap, and at 1 o’clock on the morn
ing of the 17th, he advanced to the Gap to at
tack the rebel forces, but was just in time to
learn that their rear guard had left about four
hours before his arrival.
Com. Dupont reports an act so entirely char
acteristic of Southern civilization, that it is
worthy of special notice. Some armed traitors,
ascertaining that the Union forces had left
Hutchinson’s Island, stole over there nnder cov
er of night, and gratified their hatred of the
Yankees they dared not face, by murdering a
large number of negroes, who were unarmed and
asleep. That is just what might bo expected
from the cowardly traitors of the Palmetto State.
A few nights ago a number of members of the
legislature were overhauling the tax bill and dis
cussing the various items anl the extent of its
application. In the midst of'it, a member from
Milford jumped up and howl|d “ I’m glad salva
tion’s free.” The suggestion pleased all hands,
but the Norwich Bulletin vejv pertinently or im
pertinently adds, “ We don’t! see what possible
difference it could make with hem.”
Advices from Corinth ind ate that our forces
are progressing into the inb ior of Mississippi
by way of the New Orleans a cl Northern R. R.
Some of Gen. Sherman’s men occupied, on Fri
day, Holly Springs, a place < considerable im
portance. about 25 miles sot i of Grand June
tion. The Rebels had, or < arse, removed all
their arniory machinery, anefto make sure that
it was safe, did notstop wwit until they reach
ed Atlanta. Ga.
Corinth dispatches of e 22d say that Beau
regard handed his comma l to Bragg on the 17th
and started for Ricbmom -whether to take ac
tive command or to have ( ettlcment with Jeff.
Davis is a question. ’ ere are conflicting
stories, and it is impossibl o determine whether
any of the Rebel army h gone east. Large
amounts of provisions, re ived from St. Louis
for the suffering Mississi] ans, have been lib
erally distributed among ie inhabitants, who
seem grateful for the kind ss.
Richmond papers give t if details of a hard
fight, four miles from Ch eston, on Monday,
19th inst. They say the ' ttle lasted all day,
and that the loss was heav on both sides. The
Charleston papers were f rehensive that the
fight would be renewed th< ext day. The Mer
cury has recently become i rmed for itself, and
sent its large Hoe press ol to Augusta, out of
reach of bombardment.
The General Association ' Connecticut, rep
resenting the CoDgregatio 1 denomination of
this state, held its 153d an al meeting at Nor
walk on Tuesday, Wednesda nd Thursday, 17th,
18th and 19th iusts. Rev. i , Eldridge of Nor
folk was moderator, and R< Messrs. Avery of
Groton and Robinson ot Bet ny, were scribes of
the meeting. The attendai > was large ; and
many subjects of much prs ical importance to
the pastors and churches ca > under discussion*
Accounts from Gensral C Us’ command havs
bean rsesived in Bt. Lonis the 18th, by tola
graph. At that timo a reb gunboat was at
Des Are. The eavalry and ounted howitsers
had a fight with the rebels the previous day,
near Jacksonport, routing tl n, and killing and
wounding some twenty reb<. Ten of the Na
tional force were wounded. I
Wa learn from Fortress Mkroe, that thirty
more of the rebel guerrillas ho made the de
monstration in the rear of ( leral McClellan’s
army, on Friday last, have 1 in captured and
brought i^wn to Old Poix from the White
House, making fifty-four’ in I who have been
captured—from which fact' infer that some
of the rebels found it more ffieult to get into
their adventure than out of Two National
sutlers are said to have beei captured on Fri
day, one of whom had ten honsand and the
other five thousand dollars with which they
were about to eome North tmbtain supplies.
Th* Nxw Illinois ConsJtctisn Dxfiatid.
—Returns from the electiotfin Iltnois of Toes
‘day, come in very slowly Disktehes from
some of the Southern Comties, lliday night,
render it nearly certain imt the nhr constitu
tion is defeated. The mnority aganst it in the
northern part of the State thus far i| 28,000.
Experiments were ttfed at Jersey
urday with a gun invented by a Mr. Dl
will fire under water at any depth not
twenty feet, and is intended to pierce
low the armor. The experiments on
scale were successful.
The Philadelphia Press pays the filowing
just compliment to the secretary of the kvy ••
Mr. Welles—all the time depreciated, stack
ed, reviled, and ridiculed—has pursued « qui
; et tenor of his way, and may now poll i with
just pride to the results of the labors of limself
and the gentlemen associated with him. He has
had herculean tasks te perform. Con ending
with factions in the country and In Co grese;
the doobts of many of the most experien ed offi
cers of the navy, and beset by proffers fwm eve
ry olass of inventors, be and his assistai is have
succeeded in potting afloat the most ]>werfol{
fleets, and in censnmmating the most perfect
►blockade ever known in history.
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Ifassotrfti EuaxciPatio* ComxTiox—Jtftr*
ton City, June 18th.—The emancipation conven
tion, after a session of three days, adjourned
this afternoon. A series of resolutions wsr*
adopted, heartily endorsing the administration,
recommending the gradual emancipation of sla
very in the state, and the neoeptaaee of the aid
tendered by the general government, submit
ting to the people of the state tha details of sash
action end legislation as are necessary te ac
complish this end. Ji.,,. '
Also proposing n thorough organisation ef
the state for the fall elections; condemning Oov.
Gamble’s aspersions on the soldiers, and thank
ing the general government for aid and pee tee
tion in our conflict with the rebellion.
An executive committee of two from each eea
gressional district was appointed.
The announcement is mads ef the death ef
.CeL Charles Ellst, at Cairo, an.Saturday: U
will he remembered that he commanded the ram
flotilla daring the engagement off Memphis, end
in his anxiety te have the vesaelesucceed in their
mission he thoughtlessly exposed himself and
received a severe wound in t to ankle, whieh it I
seems, proved fatal.
Charles Ellet was a civil engineer ef consider
able-note, and bad been at various times sea.
nested with the construction ef public works in
most of the Middle and Western States. The
temporary track of the Virginia Central Sail
road across the Blue Ridge was laid under his
supervision.. When the war broke out, ho was
residing in Washington, and projected e plan
for capturing the rebel forces at Manassas,
which he submitted to the War Department and
Gen. McClellan. It not being approved ha
speedily published a couple of pamnhlets con
taining hitter criticisms on General McClellan’*
method of operations, and his qualifications an
a military commander. Those brought him lain
notoriety. He next turned his attention to thn
campaign on the Mississippi, and submitted
plans of rams to the Navy Department. Ob
taining no hearing, he submitted them la thn
War Department, whieh agreed te pay far them
if they should prove successful. Mr. Kite* them
constructed them under hie ewa supervision,
end was made e Colonel in seder that he scald
hold commend ef the persons manning them.—
They proved a splendid suoeess and roflsoted
great credit ou the inventor, who, by virtu# ef
this, leaves behind him an enviable reputation.
The following affecting epitaph was copied
from the head-board of n rebel soldier's grave
in the Wesleyan Cemetery, St. Louis. It tree
written by a lady :
Here iize a stranger braiv,
who died while fitin the Sntherd Confederacy
to save,
“ peice to his Dnst."
“ bruive Snthern Trend
from island 10
yon reached u Glory ns end.”
“ we piose these flowers abovo the strangar's
I In honor of the shiverlus ded.”
“ Swet spirit rest in heven
Tber'l be know Vankis there.”
Connecticut Patents, issued from the Uni
ted States Patent Office for the week ending
June 11, 1862, each bearing that date:
Oliver S. Judd, of New Britain, for improved
means of extinguishing gas lights.
Wm. W. Lyman, of west Meridan, for improv
ed fruit can.
Hexckiah Conant. of Willimantie, assignor to
the Willimantie Linen Company, of same plaeo
for improvement in machines to label thread
Rufus Sibley, of Greenville, assignor to 8sm’l
Mowry, of same place, for press for photo
Robert M. Treat, of Morris, assignor to him
self and Geo. H. Daley, of same place for Im
provement in horse rakes.
The New York correspondent of the London
Times represent that the nnraber of men in lb*
federal armies amounts to about 540,000 which
is insufficient for the double work of conquering
the South and afterwards holding it in military
subjection. The Secretary of War haa tel*,
graphed to the Governors of all the Northern
and Western States for volunteers to complete
the roll of 700,000 men. The number xcill be
obtained, owing to the stagnation of trade and
the inflation of martial ardor. The Northern
people, he adds, fight for the restoration of tha
old Union in order that they may be the great
est military and naval potcer in Christendom ;
that they may overawe Great Britain and
France, but especialy Great Britain, and that
they may be the arbitrators of the. fate of nation*
in the old and New Worlds.—This is not avow
ed in s pecches, but it is'the truth I
The Washington Star of Saturday bus this
paragraph : “ The utterly false pretence of the
Dutch Consul at New Orleans, that the money
taken from bis castody by order of Major Gen.
Butler ($800,000) was not the proceeds of tho
secesh robbery of the United States mint, but
Mexican dollars really belonging to Hope k Co.,
of Amsterdam, has been fairly exposed by micro
scopic examination of the coin itself, which
shows underneath the impression of tho Mexi
can die, perfect evidence that it was originally
United States coin. It was restamped (in New
Orleans) in order to prevent detection in esse it
should fait again within reach of Uncle Sam's
clutches. TfaeO, the distinctive mark of tho
United States dollar coinage by the Now Or
leans mint, still remains visible with the micro
scope npon each of the aforesaid 8800,000.
Fbdkbal Officer Killed ih Florida.—Lieut.
John S. Sproster, was killed on June 5th white
arresting a notorious rebel named Hueston, who
was the terror of the people on St. John’s Ri
ver, Fla Lieut. Sproster, with m party of oar
men from the fleet, found Hueston at hi* housa
armed with a double-barreled gun, two pistols
and a bowie-knife He fired on Sproster on
his demanding his surrender, killing him instant
ly. Hueston was immediately pierced with
four bullets, and taken on board our boats mor
tally wounded. Lieut, Sproster was executive
officer of the gunboat Seneca, and was one of
the braveat officers in the service.
The Memphis Avalanche evidently taken tho
occupation of that eity by the Union forees talk
er sorely. Still, it thinks it felly to '* stieh
pins” into n tiger when he hns ene is his eluteh
ee. In Us leans of tha 13th it says:
“Be this as it may, wa again urge as ear
renders the fact that while It is brave to beard
a royal tiger, it is net cowardice but manly pru
dence, when yen are encircled in hie clutching
limbs, to refrain from provoking hie ire in the
uttermost, by ' sticking pine’ in him. Be proof,
not petulant; neither showing fear nor reveal
ing an anger that can now be bootless.’’
The Richmond Examiner of the 12th instant,
editorially states that the occupation of the eity
has sadly demoralised the rebel army. On the
day before the battle on the CUekahosainy, the
Provost Marshal arrested in Richmond, and sent
to oamp, between four and five thousand soldiers,
and after the conflict had actually begun the
thoroughfares ‘ were crowded with uniform! and
the hotel tables lined with officers.”
Cobtlt Numismatics.—At a ooln sale recMfc
ly held by Messrs. Bangs, Merwin kC^gWew ' -
York, a Washington half dollar, 17«s; brought
$90. Several pennies Of rare dates brought from
$20 to $30, other half dollars sold for $30 tu
$40) Lord Baltimore shilling, $32,50; half
cents for $5 and upward ; quartern for $27 { sil
ver dollars for $30.
Despatches from Gen. Jos Johnston to Jock
son, foand st Winchester, show thst the object
of the movement of the totter against Gen. Banks
was to prevent reinforcements being sent to
McClellan, and if posrible draw troops sway
from his army to defend the capital.
At Skowbegan, Maine, n man ignorantly
bitched his horse to a railroad freight ear attach
ed to a train. The engine soon started, With
the car, horse and wagon attached. The team
kept np with the train as long as the hone's
head held on.
An editor in the village of Mitchell, C. W.,
says, “ One little 1 garden patch’ of ours was
very profitable last season. The snails oat op
the cucumbers; the chicken* eat up the snail*;
the neighbor’s eats eat up the chickens; and
now, if we oan only get hold of something that
will eat up the cats, we’ll try it again.”
The official list of th* Union loss at the battle
of Crose Keys is, killed, 106; wouaded 886 j mis
sing 126. Total, 617.
The Newbern Progreti of the 16th, says that
six North Carolina regiments have been disband
ed by the rebels at Riehmo ad and placed under
guard, previous to whieh, however, they bung
their brigadier general.
The present number of maU routen in the Uni
ted States is sbent T.006,

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