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OFFICE—In 11 irnes's building, corner of Main and First streets, near th ■ steamboat landing. OFFICI IE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, Passed at the Third Session of the Thirty- Seventh Congress. [PUBLIC —No. 81.] An Act relating to Habeas Corpus, and rcg latinsj Judicial Proceedings in Certain Cases. Be it enacted hi/ thr Senate and House of llrprencntatirr* of thr United States of Amer ica in Congress assembled. That, during the present rebellion, the President of the Tinted States, whenever, in his judgment, the public safety may require it, is authorized to suspend the writ ».f habeas corpus in any case throughout the I'n'ted States, or any pait thereof. And whenever and wherever the said privilege shall be suspended, as afor said. no military or other officer, shall be com pelled, in answer to any writ of habeas cor pus, to return the body of any person or per sons detained by him by anthority of the President: but upon the certificate, under oath, of the officer having charge of any one so detained that such person is detained by him as a prisoner "inler authority of the President, further proceedings under the writ of habeas corpus shall be suspended by the judsre or court having issued the said writ, so long as said suspension by the Presi dent shall remain in force, and said rebellion continue. See. 2. And he it further enacted , That the Secretary of State nnd the Secretary of War be. and they are hereby, directed, as may be practicable, to furnish to the j'.idges of the circuit and district courts of the Uni ted States and of the District of Columbia a list of the names of all persons, citizens of states in which the administration of the laws has continued unimpaired in the said Federal courts, who arc now, or may hereaf ter be, held as prisoners of the Uni'cd States, by order or authority of the President of the United States or either of said Secretaries, in any fort, arseml, or other place, as state or political prisoners, or otherwise than as prisoners of war; the said list to contain the names or nil those wlio reside in the re spective jurisdictions of said judges, or who may be deemed by the said Secretaries or cither of them, to have violated any law of the United States in any of said jurisdic ions, and also the date of each arrest; the Secre tary of State to furnish a list of such per sons as arc imprisoned by the order or au thority of the President, acting through the State Department, and the Secretary of War a list of such as are imprisoned by the order or authority of the President, acting through the Department of War. And in all cases where a grand jury, having attended any of said courts having jurisdiction in the premis es, after the passage of this act, and after the finishing of said list, as aforesaid, has terminated its session without finding an in dictment or presentment, or other proceeding against any such person, it shall be the duty of the judge of said cmrt forthwith to make an order that any such prisoner desiring a discharge from said imprisonment be brought before him to be discharged ; and every offi cer of the United States having custody of such prisoner is hereby directed immediately to obey and execute said judge's order; and in rase he shall delay or refuse to do so, he shall be subject to indictment for a misde meanor, and be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars and imprison ment in the common jail for a period not less than six months, in the discretion of the "court: Provided, hatcerer, That no person shall be discharged by virtue of the provisions of this act until after he or she shall have taken an oath of allegiance to the Govern ment of the United States, and to support the Constitution thereof; and that he or she will not hereafter in any way encourage or give aid and comfort to the present rebellion, or the supporters thereof: And prorided alto, That the judge or court before whom such person may be brought, before discharging him or her from imprisonment, shall have power, on examination of the case, and, if the public safety shall require it, shall be re quired to cause him or her to enter into rec ognizance, with or without surety, in a sum to be fixed by said judge or court, to keep the peace and be of good behavior towards the United States and iU citizens, and from time to time, and at such times as such judge or couit may direct, appeir before said judge or court to be further dealt with, according to law, as the circumstances may require. And it shall be the duty of the district attor ney of the United States to attend such ex amination before the judge. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in case any of such prisoners shall be under indictment or presentment lor any offense against thi> laws of the United States, and by existing laws bail or a recognizance may be taken for the appearance for trial of such person, it shall be the duty of said judge at once to discharge such person upon bail or recognizance fir trial as aforesaid. And in case the said Secretaries of State and of War shall for any reason refuse or omit to furnish the said list of persons held as prisoners as aforesaid at the the time of the passage of this act within twenty days thereafter, and of such persons as hereafter may be arrested within twenty days from the time of the ar rest, any citizen may, after a grand jury shall have terminated its session without finding an indictment or presentment, as provided in the second section of this act, by a petition alleging the facts aforsaid touching any of the persons so as aforesaid imprisoned, sup ported by the oath of such petitioner or any other credible person, obtain and be entitled to have the said judge's order to discharge such prisoner on the same terms and condi tions prescribed in the second section of this act: Provided, houerer, That the said judge shall be satisfied such allegations arc true. Sec. 4. And he it further enacted. That any order of the President, or under his au thority, made at any time during the exist ence of the present rebel'ion, shall be a de fence in all courts to any action or prosecu tion, civil or criminal, pending or to be com menced, for any search, seizure, arrest or im prisonment, made, done, or committed, or acts omitted lo be done, under and by virtue of such order, or under color of any law of Congress, and such defence may be made by special plea, or under the general issue. Sec. 5. And be it further emu-ted. That if any suit or prosecution, civil or criminal, has been or shall be commenced in any state court against any officer, civil or military, or against any other person, for any arrest or imprisonment made, or other trespasses or wrongs done or committed, or any act omit ted to be done, at any time during the pres ent rebellion, by virtue or under color of any authority derived from or exercised by or un der the President of the United States, or' any act of Congress, and the defendant shall, at the time of entering his appearance in such court, or if such appearance shall have been entered before the passage of this act, then «t the next session of the court in which such suit or prosecution is pending, file a petition, stating the facts and verified by affidavit, for the removal of the cause for trial at the next circuit court of the Cnited States, to be holden in the district where the suit is pending, and offer good and sufficient surety for his filing in such court, on the first day of its session, copies of such process and other proceedings against him, and also for his appearing in sueh court and entering special bail in the cause, if special bail was originally requir. d therein. It shall then be the duty of the state court to accept the surety and proceed no further in the cause or prosecution, and the bail that shall have been originally taken shall be discharged. And such copies being filed as aforesaid in such court of the United States, the cause shall proceed therein in the same manner as if it had been brought in said court by orig inal process, whatever may lie the amount in dispute or the damage* claimed, or whatever the citizenship of the parties, any former law to the contrary notwithstanding. And any attachment of the goods or estate of the de fendant by the original process shall hold the goods or estate so attached to answer the final judgment in th;; same manner as by the laws of such state they would have been holdcn to answer linal judgement had it been ren dered in the court in whMi the suit or prose cution was commenced. And it shall be lawful in any such action or prosecution which may be now pending,, or hereafter commenced, before any state court whatever, for any cause nforcsaid, after final judgment, for either party to remove and transfer, by appeal, such case during the session or term of s:iid court at which the same shall have taken place, from such court to the next cir cuit court of the United States to be held in the district in which such appeal shall be taken, in manner aforesaid. And it shall bo the duty of the of the person taking such appeal to produce and file in the said circuit court attested conies of the process, proceed ings, and judgment in ruch cause; and it shall also be competent for cither party, within six months after a rendition of a judg ment in any such cause, by writ of error or other process, to remove the same to the cir cuit court of the United States of that dis trict in which such judgment shall have been rendered; and the said circuit court shall thereupon proceed to try and determine the facts and the law in such action, in the same manner as if the same had been there orig inally commenced, the judgment in such case notwithstanding. And any bail which may have been taken, or property attached, shall be holden on the final judgment of the said circuit court in such action, in the same man ner as it no such removal and transfer had been made, as aforesaid. And the state court, from which any such action, civil or criminal, may be removed and transferred as aforesaid, upon the parties giving good and sufficient security for the prosecution thereof, shall allow the same to be removed and trans ferred, and proceed no further in the cue : Provided, howfrer, That if the party afore- OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12,1863. said shall fail duly to enter the removal and transfer, as aforesaid, in the circuit court of the United States, agreeably to this act, the state court, by which judgment shall have been rendered, and from which the transfer and removal shall have been made, as afore said, shall be authorized, on motion for that purpose, to issue execution, and to carry into effect any such judgment, the same ns if no such removal and transfer had been made. And prodded alto, That no such appeal or writ of error shall be allowed in any criminal action or prosecution where final judgment shall have been rendered in favor of the de fendant or respondent by the state court. And if any suit hereafter commenced the plaintiff is nonsuited or judgment pass against him, the defendant shall recovir double costs. Sec. C. And be it further enacted, That any suit or proseeution described in this act in which final judgment may be rendered in the circuit court, may be carried by writ of error to the supreme court, whatever may be the amount of said judgment. Sec. 7. And he it. further enacted. That no suit or prosecution, civil or criminal, shall be maintained for any arrest or imprisonment made, or other trespasses or wrongs done or committed, or act omitted to be done, at any time during the present rebellion, by virtue or under color of any authority derived from or exercised by or under the President of the United States, or by or under any aet of Con gress, unless the same shall have been com menced within two years next after such ar rest, imprisonment, trespass, or wrong may have been done or committed or act may have been omitted to be done : Prodded, That in no case shall the limitation herein provided commence to run until the passage of this act, so that no party shall, by virtue of this aet, be debarred of his remedy by suit or prosecution until two years from and after the passage of this aet. APPUOV'KU, March 3, ISG3. [PUBLIC —No. 83.] An act for the Relief of certain Persons who have performed the Duties of Assistant Surgeons in Hegiinents of Cavalry. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States if Amer ica in. Congress assembled, That physicians and surgeons who have since the second day of July last been duly appointed and com missioned as second assistant surgeons in volunteer regiments of cavalry, and as such have been duly mustered into the military service of the United States, and actually performed the duties appertaining to that of fice, shall be paid therefor in like manner and upon like proof as other assistant sur geons of cavalry : Prvcidcd, That not more than two assistant surgeons to each regiment shall be allowed and paid for services per formed at one and the same time. AI'I'UOVEJJ, March 3, 1863. [PI BLIC —No. 84.] An act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Employment oY Vulun- tcers to aid in enforcing the Laws, and protecting Public Property," unproved July twenty-two, eighteen hundred mid " sixty-one. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amer ica in Congress assembled, That every non commissioned officer, private, or other per son who has been or shall hereafter be dis charged from the army of the United States, within two years from the date of their en listment, by reason of wounds received in battle, shall be entitled to receive the same bounty as is grauted to the same class of persons who are discharged after a service of two years ; and all acts and parts of acts in consistent with this arc hereby repealed. AVPHOVEU, March 24, 18G3. [l't-BLic —No. 85.1 An Act concerning Letters of Marque, Prizes and Prize Goods, lie it enacted by the Semite amt House of Representatives of the United States of Amer ica in Congress assembled. That ill all do mestic and foreign wars the President of the United States is authorized to issue to private armed vessels ot the United States, commis sions, or lettersof marque and general reprisal in such form as he shall think proper, and un der the seal of the United States, and make all needful rules and regulations for the gov ernment and conduct thereof, and for the ad judication and disposul of the prizes and sal vages made by such vessels : Provided, That the authority conferred by this act shall cease and terminate at the end of three years from the passage of thjs act. AFFKOVED, March 3, 1863. [PUBLIC NO. 87.] An Act to equalize and establinh the Com pensation of the Collectors of the Cus toms on the Northern, Northeastern, and Northwestern Frontiers, and for other Purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amer ica in Congress assembled. That the collec tor of customs of each of the districts afore said shall render, with his accounts of the expenses incident to his office, a list of the clerks and other officers of the customs em ployed by him, stating the rate of compensa tion allowed to each, the duties they several ly perform, and also an account of the sums paid for stationery, fuel, and all other office expenses, including office, rent; for all of which expenses he shall submit an estimate each month in advanee, and shall state the purposes for which any premises are used; and shall also render an accurate account of all fees and commissions collected by him. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the district of Sackctt's Harbor be, and is hereby, annexed to the district of Cape Vin cent, and the district so annexed is hereby abolished and constituted a part of the dis trict to which it is annexed; and that the district of Niagara is hereby extended so as to include the entire county of Niagara to the channel of Tojiawandi creek; and that Lcwiston, in the district of Niagara, is litre by discontinued as a port of entry, and that the port of entry for the district be, and is hereby, established at Suspension Bridge. Src. 3. And be it. further enacted, Thai Plattsburg, in the district of Champlain, is hereby discontinued as a port of entry, and that the port of entry for the district be, and is hereby, established at House's Point, at which place the collector of the district shall reside, and a deputy collector shall re side at Plattsburg; and all vessels passing through Lake Champlain, from Canada, shall hereafter be required to report to the collec tor of customs at House's Point. Sec. 4. And he it further enacted. That Michilimackinack, in the district of Michili mackinack, is hereby discontinued as a port of entry, and that the port of entry for the district be, and is hereby, established at Sault Ste. Marie, at whieli place the collec tor of the district shall reside, and a deputy collector shall reside at Michilimackinack. Sec. .5. And he it further enacted. That all acts and parts of acts repugnant to the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed. APHKOVHU, March 3, 18G3. Sanctity of an Oath. It has ever been a custom in civilized countries, to regard the being who would vi olate the sanctity of an oath, as a thing un worthy of confidence or respect from any source. lie who takes upon himself, in the sight of Heaven, the solemn obligation of an oath, and then wilfully violates the same is a perjured ril/ain and would not scruple to murd r his fc!low-man, were it not for fear his infamous life should pay the forfeit. Two years ago it would have been a hard matter to have produced a man so steeped in infamy and so lost to all self-respect as to dispute these propositions. Hut alas ! for these de generate days, when men are to be met with at every turn and corner who boldly and un blushingly asscit that they do not feel moral ly bound to observe any oaths as binding, except such as agree with their individual tastes and likings. In accordance with cer tain laws of our Government, it is rendered necessary that an oath to support and sus tain our country against all her enemies, whether foreign or domestic, should l<e taken by parties seeking various rights and privi leges under the laws which they swear to up hold. This oath is invariably taken by all when required ; and yet we fiud many who freely assert that they take it only because they cannot avoid it, and therefore do not consider it binding. They assert that, "to be biudiug. an oath must be freely and vol untarily taken," and that as this obligation is " forced upon them" they are not bound to regard it in any other light than " as a farce." Was ever such doctrine promulgated in a Christian land ? Who compel* these gentle men with elastic consciences to take the oath of allegiance to the Government under which they live and the protection of which they scrk ? If they are our enemies and abhor our institutions, why do they not seek some more congenial laws in some other country ? or, if they arc unable to do this, arc they any tlfc less criminal for violating their plighted word before God, when all that is to be gained thereby is the acquirement of wealth among a pi-ople whom they effect to despise ? Once adopt the odious reasoning of these perjured wretclie *, and the very foundation of all law is destroyed. They should be vigilantly watched, and when known, should be forever debarred from aug menting their crimes by testifying in any case. No man who holds to the doctrine that an oath is binding only when congenial to his feelings, should ever be trusted, either at the ballot box or in any court of justice.— Portland Times. A SHREWD THICK.— The howling mob of Inst week espied a Major of n volunteer regi mi'iit alone in owe of the avenues and gave chase. He ran, but the ruflins gained upon him, until finally ho looked for « convenient shelter in order to save his life. Just ahead of him was a bntcher shop, into which he turned; divesting himself of his uniform coat and throwing it under a "stall. Selling n long knife and a cleaver, the Major fell to work quietly upon a side of beef, cutting and carving it with great composure. The for most ruffians soon rushed in, demanding to know "where that officer was;" but the vol unteer butcher, who by this time had got himself professionally bloody, " bad seen 110 officer." The mob believed him, turned away, and went raging up the street in search of a new victim. But the cool Major was safe.— New York Erening Pott, July 23 d. When a person is taken in by a sharp er it is common to say that he has been bad ly shaved. This saying is of very ancient origin. It is believed to have originated in the days of Samson, who was badly shaved by the deceptive Delilah. [y A sour fellow says he always looks under the head of marriages for the news of the wmk. Charleston. The truculent palladins of the Palmetto State, who insisted on plunging the South into war, and who to carry out their provin cial theories, struck so daringly at the life of a great nation more than two years ago, may find food for reflection in the present situation at Charleston. They doubtless thought they were doing a glorious deed when, with the array of ten thousand troopi and twenty bat teries they had been permitted to assemble by a traitor President, they redueed an* un finished fort garrisoned by seventy half starved men. Their yells of victory resound ed through the country, and their boastful chief was hailed as a combination of Napol eon and Todtleben. They had to learn that the flag they had outraged was the symbol of a grand nationality of which they merely constituted a small and rotten twig. "On to Washington!" was the immediate cry of the exultant chivalry. Who could doubt the issue of such a struggle as these braves so eagerly invited ? Not the conquering Beau regard, certainly; for he was ready to pro nounce the individual demented who would venture to question the triumph of this au dacious treason. The South would achieve independence and the petty oligarchs of South Carolira, freed from contaminating as sociation with a democracy of greasy me chanics, would become princes. Charleston would become the commercial metropolis of the " Confederacy," and the Kng'ish might monopolize the carrying trade, provided they muzzled the mouth of Exeter Hall. More than two years of bloodshed and devastation have dragged their weary length away since Anderson, Seymour, Davis, Doubleday and the other heroes of Sumter's defense sailed away to the North. There have been ample opportunities for these Palmetto knights to vindicate their superiority on the stricken field. What record have these vaunting vic tors of the assault on Sumter made for them selves in the struggle ? What has become of Beauregard's towering reputation ? Saved from destruction nt Bull Run by the timely arrival of Johnston, he went West only to be humiliated at Shiloh and Corinth. Not suc ceeding as a Napoleon in the field, he has been tried as a Todtleben at Charleston, with the fortifications upon which two years of la bor had been expended under his command, and behold his plan of defence baffled by a Yankee engineer who was unknown at the beginning of the war. What General of re nown has South Carolina produced ? Are the valiant Pickens—born insensible to fear"—the heroic Keitt, the lcather-lungod Orr, the courteous Chestnut and the magnifi cent Porchcr Miles covered with glorious scars ? How have these 4 game cocks of the South," who sneered at the slowness of Vir ginia and South Carolina to follow their strut of defiance, followed up their first peck at the national eagle ? They have not been de feated, for they have never put themselves within reach of the fortunes of the field; they have merely maintained a reputation as the Don Quixotes of the great rebellion, vaunting their valor, yet fighting nothing more formidable than windmills. They have hugged their homes and niggers, while the men who were betrayed by their crafty coun sel have been fighting the battles of the reb el cause. Criminals of the worst kind, they are yet ridiculous in their infamy. Their Bobadil bearing provokes laughter, even though treason, with its fearful results, kin dles indignation. Such are the people of whom an outraged nation has come to de maud expiation. Their dreams of princely grandeur have vanished. Their metropolis, or its site—it is immaterial which—is pas sing under the sway of tho loyal and and law-abiding democrats who have so long endured their slurs and slanders. The differ ence between the situation at tho date of their " glorious victory" over Anderson's lit tle garrison and the present dreadful display of the power National Government, will do ibtful strike the minds of the chivalry with peculiar force. Bragging and threatening are now of no avail. Hardened in tho fire of two years of desperate warfare, the sol diers at the gatea of Charleston are there for blows, not blowing. Hence, the strong point of tho chivalry fails to make its old im pression. Talk of fighting from street to street and from house to houso causes more mirth than apprehension. Threats to make another Moscow of the nest of treason merely awakened a lively wish to see the show. We are mnch mistaken if the capture of Charleston does not excite secret rejoicing among many Southerners within the rebel lines. The people of North Carolina have al wavs detested the pestilent agitators of the Palmetto State, and, indeed, the conservatives throughout the South, on many occasions be fore the war, denounced the disunionista of Charleston in unstinted terms. Latterly, this feeling has been revived, and has been mani fested iu various ways. The conservatives will rejoice that the originators of Recession are about to taste the fruits of the poisonous tree they planted—bitter fruit* which have been ?aten to nausea by the border State com munitus. liaise the old banner on the site of Charleston, raid the State, hunt the guilty oligarchy from their luxurious homes, and give to poor whites the freedom they have never yet ei\joved, and one great end of this war will have i>een attained. Perish provin cialism ! Long live thu great American Re public !— Sac. Union. _ 4 Ah, is it possible you are still alive ?" said a fellow, on meeting unexpect edly one whom he had grossly injured. "Yea, and kicking," teplied the other, suit ing the action to the word. The Murder of O'Brien. To show the devilisah malignity of the par ticipators in the late riot in New York, we copy the subjoined account of the murder of O'Brien: The mob made a rush at him, and in an instant he was knocked down, trampled tin der foot, and the heartless, cruel mob were upon him. His revolver was taken from him; 'tis sword was broken into and every flat that oeutd g*t within teach; every club that could be brought to bear; every brick or stone that could be thrown with true aim; every heel that could hit the head of the unfortunate man, were put into requisition. In a moment he was beaten in sensible, which fact is the only consolation left to his friends, for the cruelties and indig nities offered afterwards to his body, had they been endured by a being capable of feel ing, would have been too horrible for be lief. Having been struck to the earth, he wu seized by a hundred hands and dragged into an alleyway, out of the sight of his wife and children, and also almost in sight of his troops, who, of course, had no idea of the atrocities being perpetrated on their com mander, and there he was beaten and kicked and clubbed for hours. The first blow was struck this officer about 2r. M., —he did not die till Bp. M. All the intervening time he was surrounded by the crowd, who refused lo permit anyone to render him any assist ance, and when a humane druggist went to him and gave him a drink of water, the mob entered his store and gutted it from end to end. For all these hours this man lay there, watched over by some of the mob, and whenever a groan, or a sigh, or a heavy-la bored breath gavc % token of life, there was always a ready foot to kick his bleeding head, or a ready hand to dash his head against the paving stone. And this where his wife and children could almost see him . and hear his groans. At about 6p. if., or perhaps before. Father Clowry, a clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church, who had witnessed the whole scene, vainly endeavor ing to prevent the deed of violence, entreat ed permission of the mob to administer to the dying man the Sacrament of Extreme Unction. He argued to them, " The man is already dying; he can never recover; you have done your worst; now pray let me re move his body, and render to him last offices of our church." The answer was, "You can do your office here, and we will protect you in it, but no one shall remove the man from where he lies." Finding all further re monstrance useless, the Rev. Father gave to the dying man the consolation of the church as he lay. lie remained with him till he died, which was at 8 o'clock. Even then, thn mob would not permit him to be removed but threatened with vengeance any one who should approach the bleeding body. At about 9 o'clock P. si., a new riot in another direction attracted the attention of the crowd, and, taking advantage of tho lull in the ex citement, Fathers Clowry and McNulty ob tained possession of the body, procured a cart from the street, placed the corpse upon it, and with the help of some bystanders conveyed it to the dead house of Bellevue Hospital. SOMETHING OF GEN. HOOKER. —An EM* torn journal publishes the following extract of a letter from a personal fiiend of Gen. Ilookvr. We publish it, believing it may correct, in some degree, public impressions that are as erroneous aa they are uitjnet: You may feel some interest in knowing that I spent List Sunday in Baltimore with Geo. Hooker. He rejoices as earnestly m any , other person in tue success of General Mende„ but feels most deeply the injustice done him self. It is some evidence, I think, of Hooker** fitness to command, that Meade toek the army precisely aa he left it, with the exception «f reinforcements, and for.nd it Bo ready for action and victory. Tou may ask: Why did not Hooker lead it to action and vietoiry I The reason is simply this—that reinfarcemetota were withheld froin him which were given I* Meade oil the very day that be assured com* rantid. Ever siuce the invasion began Hooker hnd been pleading for those reinforcements. He had snid to Gen. Halleck and the War Department— •" lam able, with the force I > have, to whip Lee, but not to capture bit army. The country will not be satisfied if Leu ib permitted to get back, and be may aa easily be capturrid as whipped. Give me Couch and the garrison (10,000 men) at Har per's Ferry." Halleck refused. . Having command at Harper's Ferry, Hook* or then took the responsibility nnd ordered the evacuation. Halleck countermanded the order. Hooker then telegraphed, " I now de mand reinforcements, or I earnestly beg to be relieved of my command." He was re* lieved, and the very mesaeuger who brought Halleck's order to Meade brought the oraer giving him the forces for which Hooker liad waited and begged in vain. Such is a simple statement of the facts. I said to the General, "It is too bad that you abonld have that splendid prise so near your band and not bo allowed to pluck it.'' He replied with a quiv ering lip, " It is a hard fortune." 1 give you my word that the stories about hia drunkenness are utterly false. So far from being druuk at Ohaneellorsville, the fact ia that he was made insensible by the concussion of a cannon shot against a polamn upon which be waa leaning, and spirits were wanted for his use by tne surgeon, not a drop could be found at his qnarteia, and H was long before it eoald be obtained. NO. 44.