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From tlie Scat or War. Washington, May 23. It is lomoreJ that the New York fire Zu area have received orders to occupy Arling ton Heights. This movement is supposed to hate some reference to operations on the Virginia rebels. The Michigan regiment is ordered to be ready to ready to march at any moment with two days rations. The Tribune' special learns from prom inent citizens of Petersburg of northern birth, arrived bere, that there is but iue Union man who dare vote fur the Union, namely. Rives, Ex-M. C, whir is deter ruined to cast his vote for the Union. The . Mine informant further says that if Union teen were protected, a lare vote would be Cott against secession. Three bandied North Carolina troops arrived Monday ar.d went to Richmond. Seven hundred more were expected nest day. They complain bitterly of having to leave their own'st.ite, fayir g they enlisted to defend North Car linu only. R. R. Cvlier, aid if Ger. Gwycn, was wr nnded in the Sewali'a Point engagement Nobody Wei killed. Washington, May 23. Tuesday's Charleston Courier says the merchants are preparing to visit European marts for the selccti"n of supplies, and open correspondence for direct trade. A private letter from New Orleans, re eeived at Charleston, snys the 0 :eu:i Eagle had been captured by u pmateer and brought irt that port. A dispatch to the Petersburg Express date Nm folk, Tuesday, say n the Yankee ' steamers opened fiiea eec-iiii time on Sew all's Point batteiifs, but were beaten of. Washington, May 23. A letter from Virginia states that there are between IiO.COO and CO.tOO men nnder arms in that State, chiefly posted at Nor folk, Richmond ar.d Harper's Ferry, or within hail. It is also stated that private advices confirm the report of a lingo arri vul of arms at the South lr.-m abroad. These were shipped fn ci Europe early in April, consisting of over 200 ,0C 0 muskets and rifles, and ample supplies of percus sion caps, and machine; for making the latter. A private c mpary hns boeD formed at Alexandria to convey letters North, as af ter next week till loiters destined North will lay over at that city. Mail intercourse with point n. rth of Virginia, will cease ou the IhI of June. Tlio Post Oili.-e Do purtment has ns yet taken no action in View of ti:0 C'-L'.-uipiiiltd Southern mail arrar.gcm2i.ts-. Much speculation h iri.iulge l as to t!i uiovemmt of troops fir aclnal service, but those v. ho it is presumed ure het iicquain ted with such mutters ray thut no invasion . into the heatt i.f any biate is eoiittui'.ila ted, and that the operations will be prm.-i pally confined to the r cjptoro of public propeity whicli hai been seized ou ttio seaboard, and tho maintenance of the de fensive works still i.i possession of tho Uni t'J State., Much Jnforenee u paid to the views of Lieutenant Gt i.etal tx-otr, and it is known he is not restive to make any for ward movement, unless villi prrpuiidera ting chances of success. There may, how ever, be mod ilu-ations of li j resent policy dependant ou circumstances. (S;vi.i J to tlio Couiniercul Advertiser ) Waal.inj.t in, Mav 23. It ie rumored that the President has de clared to prominent persona that there will be uo iuvasiou of rebel States before au tumn. Tho report is not entitled t? ere tlence, in view of what is known of the plans of the Administration. Probably the extreme South will not le approached during the hot weather ; hut ofleiisive op erations will le speediiy undertaken in Virginia. Twd thousand rebel troops are in Alex andria to-day during election. No one dared vute f.r Union. How Men C linntce K.inrolti as an Advocate of Secession, and J li plniu as a Defender ol I lie I lie I n ion. Tha Wntortown Union Las been study ing personal and political history, and has uuearthed the following extract from a eneeeb delivered by Abraham L:ncoln the ame Lincoln who is now President of the United States in the If..ut.o of Renresen tatives, January 12th, Id IS. And in order to enable every reader to assure himself of its authenticity, we will mention that the speech may lo found in the Appendix to the Congressional Globe of the 30th Con gress. 1st session, page 91: "Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have tha tijlit to rise up and shake off the exiting govern ment, and form a new one that suits them bet er. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right a right which, me hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to c iscs in which the whole people of an existing government may choose toexeici-e it. ANY PORTION of such people that emi, u.ny revnlu.ioiiizj and make their & of so inurli of the ter ritory as they inhabit. More than that, a majority of any jwrtiou cf such peonle may revolutionize putti.-g down a hiiumi ty, intenuinglbd with, or near about them, who may oppose their movements. Such minority was precisely the ta-e of the Tories of our uwn resolution. It is a quail ty nf revolutions not to go by obi lines, or oil laws, but to bieak up both and make iiew tines." The Washington JufeHi. purer has hern exunining its tiles and now republishes an article which appeart i in the Richmond Enquirer Kit November 1st, ItM-l It will be remembered thut the objects of the Hartford Convention were o immimicated by the Legislature of Misachu,r tn "to the different Uivernments f tho Union" iToliici.nl letters bearing d ite Octt ber 17, IS 14. TLeJoiluwaj exrrui t will show bow n lendii A irgu.ia iiew..pnpcr ll on tegfird ej ths threaicuci recession of Nw Er." laid : " Xs man, r.o a eLuIon of men, no State, or set cl Start s. ha. a rijll t with draw itself from the Union, nf 'its own ac cord. The same power which knit us to gether can only i)tini Xiiu s;ltuo for mality which forced the links of the Union 14 necessary to uii.s.iho it Tho mnjurihi of Stules whieh foim the Uniju must on sent to the withdruwl of any ,mc brancli rl it. Until that consent lus been obtained, any uttempt to dissolve the Union, or ob stiuet tho efficiency of its constitutional law, is treason treason t . all intent and purposes. Any other doctrine, such ns that which has ktt lv heen held foith by the federal llepul iioan, thut any one State may withdraw itseif from the Union, is an abominable heresy which strips its author of every possible pretension to tha name or character f 1'uierulut. " We call, therefore, upon the Govern ment of the Uuion to exeit its energies when the season shall uenund it, and seize the first traitor who shall spring out of the hot-bed of the Convention at Hartford. The illustrious Union which w is cemented by the bbod of our forefathers, the pride of America, and the wonder of tho world, must not be tamely sacrificed tn the heated brains or the aspiring hearts of a few mal contents. The Union must bo saved when any one shall dare to assail it. -Countrymen of the East I we call opsin you to keep a vigilant eye upon those wretched men who would plunge ns into civil war and inevitable disgrace. What ever may be the temporary calamities which may aBsail os, let us swear upou the altar of our eouutry to save tte Union." Mr. Lincoln is now calling upon citizens to put down secession by arms, anf Yir giuia is in arms to defend secession. . JVQrGeo. fccott and Gov. Spragoe are employing a new process of taking obser vations. The Governor brought with him from Rhode Island two balloons, with an . ajrial voyager, and this man goes up in his balloon, and ' - with a glass, the pro ceedings over in V.rg i i n. n this way, and by means of spie-, Gjh. S- it becomes speedily acquainted with ant 1, stile de us the rebels may attempt. J0L1ET SIGNAL. JOLIET, ILLINOIS. OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CIT1 . Tuesday, Hay 2S, ISGl. Keep Cool. Again we admonish our readers to keep cool. The events of the past week bave been of the most exciting character. The clash of armB have echoed in our land and the blood of American citizens has been shed by the bands of American citizens. Since the killing of CoL Ellsworth it would seem that our people have run mad. Reason has lost its sway ; and the whole North t in commotion. Indeed so exasperated bave the people of the North become on account of tho shooting of Col. Ellsworth that nothing short of an indiscriminate slaughter if the men, women and children of Virginia will appease them. Nothing will satisfy them but blood. Revenge and vengeance are the watch-words, and unless reason and mercy interfere to stay the slaughter, fear ful will be the result. Now, this is all wrong. Peoplo should not allow themselves to become so intensely excited. It is lamentable to witness the state of feelirg prevailing thrsughout tho country. Nobody seems to think. A state of fret zy has fastened itself upon the minds of the people. The legislatures, the ress, the pulpit, njid the cijhimunity at large are writhing in a proxism of mur derous madness and folly. Never before wer& such evidences of ferocity exhibited by any civilized people. It is truly appalling to reflect upon the condition of affairs. Our country is divi ded and the two sections are marching to meet each other in deadly conflict. Al ready a half a million of men are under arms and rushing to imbrue their hands ii each other's bluod. The carnage protn ises to be dreadful ard what renders it most teiriblo, is the fact that, in this war, brother is found in conflict with brother, father against son and neighbor azainst neighbor. And if this foil madness that has seized tho harts of our people be not quieted down soon, death and ruin will be carried into every household in the land. We have certainly fallen upon evil times. Cut there is no use of yielding entirely to j excitement. It behooves every man to labor to keep down his passions in times like the present. L.-t there be less thirst for blood. And above all, lei the iuuoceut nut suffer with the guilty. Moderation and tolerance are commend able virtues in a crisis like the present. Our people are too prone to give way to excitement. The occasion is truly a mo mentous one. But let us remember that cur wrongs cannot be paliated by the shed ding of blood. It is true we must sustain our country and fight against its enemies, though the cooler we keep the better will it be for ourselves and our country. Therefore let every one hold his temper and act with caution, discretion and firmness. The Judicial Election. On next Monday, June 3d, the responsi ble duty of electing a Judge of this Judici al Circuit for the next six years, will de vilve upon the people. The election is indeed a very important one, and should not be neglected ty the voters of the Cir cuit. Henry Snapp of this county, and Sidney W. Harris of Grundy County, are the only candidates named for the position. As we stated last week, either of them is .compe tent and well fitted for the t.flie?. -- And as tin roughly acquainted as both of them are throughout the Circuit, it would ba surer- fluoos in us to attempt to introduco them to our readers. Both Mr. Snapp and Mr. Harris have been called out as candidates by men of all political parties And their letters of ac ceptance ignore party. Therefore, every elector is left perfectly free to exercise his own judgment in the matter. There is no party in this contest. It is a "free fight.'' To our Democratic friends, we say, vote as you please. Wo shall do that thing our sjlves. There is no nomination now to bias us no regular Democratic candidate in tho field. All is open. We noticed the names ( f many of our leading Democrats signed to the letter calling upon Mr. Har ris to become a candidate for Judge and there is also a goodly numberof the names of our most unwavering political friends signed to the letter calling upon Mr. Snapp 1 1 bee otne a candidate. This indicates thHt Cem. trats do not mean to make our Judi cial elections political strifes between par ties. This is as it should be. In the elec tion of our judicary t flicers, let us ingnore politic?, and let us lor k to the man bett c.ilcuiatcd b r the responsible position. Democrats, go to the polls on Monday and veto fr the man of your choice with out reference to the political views he may have intertaiiied heretofore. If you vote f .r Mr. Snarp, it is all right. And as for Mr. Harris he is entitled to like respect and consideration. One thing is certain, whether Mr. Snapp or Mr. Harris be selected, the people of the Circuitt may rest assured that we shall bave a gocd Judge one fully quali fied in evevy essential particular. The Soldiers. When we remember that there are a thou sand volunteers in camp in the eurburbs ot the city, and that no particular restraint is placed upon tbem by the officers from visiting us, from six o'clock in the morn ing until nine o'clock in the evening, it is surprising how orderly and quiet every thing is. Taken together we never saw a more law-abiding gentlemanly get of men. Our city marshal assures cs that though tho volunteers have boen in camp'. here three weeks, and have been allowed the freedom of the city almost, he found them at all tiroes obedient to our laws and ob servant of the rights of our citizens. - In deed be tells us that in no instance has be been called upon, where the volunteers bave been to blame for creating disturbance or violating our ordinances. This is high ly complimentary to our volunteer soldiery, and proves that the regiment here is made up of honorable men and good citizens JSyW. J. Morris, the negro who bru tally murdered a young girl near Pontiac some time ago, was hung for the foul crime in KaDkakee on the 17th iost. The murder was of the most horrid character, and though the wretch professed his mnocense of the deed notil the last, the evjdeoce against him was of the most conclusive character. ' . The Currency Excitement. Up to this date, there ie no abatement in the currency excitement. Everybody is more or lees interested, bat, as bas always been the case, the blow has fallen with the greatest severity qpon the prodacing and laboring classes. There is scarcely a man who bas not some of the depreciated cur rency in his pockets. Indeed, our people have been robbed by the wholesale. They have been swindled oat of their hard earn ings. And the end is not yet. We learn that the rag money speculators having n.ade all they can by paying cut the Wild Cat currency of this State and Wisconsin, will turn their attention in the future to the in. troduction of Wild Cat from the East and other sections where rag money manufac tories can bo found ti answer their purpo ses. It is proposed, by these sharks, that this money be brought in and placed on a par with gold, in order to give people con fidence in its perfect solvency. . In this way they hope to lay the foundation for another mammoth swindle. Now our advice to everybody is: have nothing to do with paper money. These Eastern bills are really no better than those of most of our Illinois banks. In these times there is no safety in paper promises to pay. Gold and silver is the only reliable medium fur circulation as money. Let our farmers hold on to their grain and our merchants to their goods, unless they can get something else in exchange for them than thestuff which will be . imported amongst us by the money shavers. There is gold and silver in the country sufficient for all the purposes of trade and commerce, and if our people will it, thero is no doubt it will be forthcoming in due time. But if any find it necessary to receive paper money for their goods, produce, or labor, let them get it exchanged into gold as soon as possible ; or pay their debts with it, if they owe anything. Let it find its way back to the bankers before it dies on your hands. If the people will only be wise, they may not be robbed out of what little is left them. The Jollet Ilrglmont. We understand that the regiment in camp here has made a tender of its ser vices directly to the President. It has made no half way work in the matter, but is willfng to stand by the stars and stripes until our natioual honor in vindicated. Composed as it is, of the very best men the country could produce, we have ro doubt it will be gladly accepted by Presi dent Lincoln. Therefore our gallant bovs may be making ready for the responsible position they will soon be called upou to fill. A Dev or Thieves Broken' up. About five weeks ago the store of Messrs. Scott & Co.. of Naperville, was broken open in tl e night and robbed of over a thousand dol lars worth of silks, jewelry, and other costly goods. Mr. Scott had offered a high re ward for the discovery of the thieves and goods, and had finally given up the search. Ou last Wednesday, however, the whole matter was brought to light and the parties caught by one of those remarkable inci dents which so frequently bring the guilty to punishment. It seems that Mr. Scott had borrowed a Meerschaum pipe of Mr. S. W. Stone, of this cny, and that it so happened that it was in the ttore and stol en at the same timo the goods were. This same indent-'eal pipe was recognized by Mr. Stone, on Wednesday, in the hands of a young man calling himself W. II. Mander field, a printer we are sorry to say, who was immediately arrested. A search war rant was issued out and the house of Eras tus Hubbard, the place where Manderfield boarded, searched, and a large quantity of goods answering the description of those lost by Mr. Scott found. Hubbard and two other men, calling themselves Thomas Newman and J. W. Barnum. who were found on the premises, were also arrested by Sheriff Bartlett, and with Manderfield lodged in jail. Mr. Seott and other wit nesses were Bent for, and the examination took place on Friday before justices Rich ardson and Williams. The goods were identified by Mr. Scott, and the prisoners being unable to ehow in what manner thej came into their possession, were each held to bail in the sum of five hundred dollars to answer to the charge nf larceny at the next term of our Circuit Court, in default of which they have all taken op quarters in our county jail. So much for the Meer schaum. t&" The secessionists call Jeff. Davis " the glorious hero of Buena Yista." This is cool. The people of this country al ways supposed that an individual some times known by the cognomen of " Rough and Ready," had fomething to do with that Buena Yisra affair ; at least euch is the record given by nur historians. Killeo nr LicnTNiNG On Friday after noon, while Mr John McCaheand two sons of Mr. Amos Tuttle were engaged in plant corn in a field, about four miles west of this city, they were overtaken by a shower and took shelter under a hickory tree. They had not been under the tree but a momen', whei it was struck by lightning, and Mr. McCabe and one of the sons of Mr. Tuttle instantly killed. The other was badly burned, but will probably recover. This is another sad warning of the danger of taking shelter under trees during thunder storms. Tne Crips. The spring has been un usually backward, but, notwithstanding, the prosppct for an excellent yield of all kinds of grain is very encouraging. Wheat and onts look remarkablo well, and the late favorable weather has given farmer an opportunity ol putting in their corn in good style. From present indications there will be an abunda .ee of fruit and vegeta bles of all kinds. ThsJail Contract. The contract for building our county jail has been awarded to Messrs. William and Charles Werner and Simon Houser. These gentlemen are well known as experienced builders and will bave the jail ready for tenants in the shortest possible period. A large quantity of stone and other materials are already on the ground and workmen are busily en gaged in preparing them for the edifice. Theatre. Mr. J. A. Lord, of the St. Louis theatre, will give an entertainment in Cagwin's Hall this evening. It hi said he bas a popular troupe of actors, and that the performances will be such as are usu ally witnessed in first clafa theatres. Our Regiment IVot Accepted. I Notwithstanding the dispatch from the I Adjutant General notifying Col. Marsh that our regiment had been ' accepted by the Governor as one of the 6ix regiments for the Government service, it torns out that it has been left out after all. The ninth is substituted instead. ' Now, we would inquire of those in au thority, why is this? What has produced this change? Why is it that Col. Marsh's regiment is left out &cd Cul. Lawler's sub s:ituteJ? Col. Marsh's regiment is admitted by all military men who have visited Camp Goodell to be one of the most efficient and noble that bas as yet offered its services to the Government. It is composed of young men in the prime of life in fact of the very flower of the district. We venture the assertion that there is as much intelli gence, patriotism and manhood in the regi inent cow encamped in the surborbs of this city, as can be found in any regiment that has yet offered its services to the Gov einment. And what is better the men have tendered their services during the war What more can be asked than this? There is something unaccountable in the turn n flairs have taken. And there are many surmises relative to the produc ing causes. It is said by rue that when our CorgrOfMnan, the Hon. Owen L'.yejoy, found that the soldiers ot the regimentdjd not want him as their commander, he ct once brought ii flu-nees to bear upon Gov. Yates to cause it to be rejected. We do not make this as a charge against Mr. Lovejoy, but the circumstance bear strong ty against him. it certainly looks as though he was the cause of our noble vol unteers being left out. At all events, so strongly are our brave soldiers impressed with the idea that the Hon. Owen Lovejoy has been the cause of the change that bas been made by our State officers, that it would not be conducive to his health for him to visit Camp Goodell about these times. JSS The 2'nte Democrat, with its accus tomeJ regtrd tor truth and veracity, in its account of the arrest of the gang of thieves in this city last Thursday, give its readers to understand that Manderfield, one of the arrested, a printor, was at work in this office at the time of his arrest, and that 81 one time he bad been the publisher of I'emocrntic paper in Onarga. Now this Manderfield was not a regular hand in this office During his stay in this city, and up till Thursday, he had been employed in the 2Vtte Democrat office. One of our hands having volunteered to fight for our country and another being unwell, he went to work in the office, as a sub, on Thursday, and on tho afternoon of tho same day he was in vited to walk over to the jail by Deputy Sheriff Searritt. As to his having been the publisher nf a Democratic paper at Onarga, the editor of the True Democrat knew at the time he penned tho statement, that no Democratic paper had ever been published in that place. If Manderfield was ever engaged iti publishing a paper there, it was a Republican paper. We make this statement of facte, not that it matters anything to us where Manderfield has worked, but to show how hard our neighbor labors to hide tho truth. BJ We omitted to mention in our last paper that the regiment in camp here had been presented with a handsome flag by K E. Goodell. The presentation speech was made by Hon. J. McRuberts, and was most able HL,d eloquent. Latest War News. Baltimore, May C. Martial law has been proclaimed at Al exandria. Citizens are assured that they will be protected in their persona and property. It is said the New York 7th regiment will return home on Wednesday, their month's service being up. Strong and extensive entrenchments are being erected by the U. S. troops on the Virginia Heights. They entirely command the approaches from Alexandria. Gen. Butler was reinforced yesterday with 3,000 troops from New York anil Maine. It is understood that Norfolk will be at tacked on Monday. The rebels are confi dent they can bold it against any force. No communication is allowed between Portsmouth and Norfolk. It is determined to order 0,000 more volunteers to Washington. Addretmof Gcu. Harney to the People of MlNKOurl. St. Louis, May 22. In connection with the negotiation con cluded yesterday between Gen. Harney and Geu. Price, a synopsis of which was telegraphed last night, Gen. Harney pub lishes this morning, the folio ing address : To the People of Missouri: I take great pleasure in submitting to you the following paper, signed by Geu. Price, commanding the forces of the State, and mysel , on the part of the government of the U. S. It will be seen that the united forces of both Governments are pledged to the mainten arce of the peace of the State and the de fence of the rights and property of all persons, without distinction of party This pledgo, which both parties are fully authorized and empowered to give by the Governments which they represent, will be by both uiott religiously and sacredly kept and if necessaiy tu put down evil disposed persons, the military powers of both Gov ernments will be called out M enforce the terms nf honorable and amicable agree ment which has been made. I therefore call upon all persons in this State to observe good order and respect the rights of their fellow citizens, and give them the assurat-ce of protection and security in the must am ple manner. Signed. WM. S. HARNEY, Brig. Gen. Commanding. It is understood Gen. Price will disband ali the State forces, and take prompt and effective measures to insure full protection to all classes of citizens. All complaints ot violence or oppression are hereafter to be mado to him, and if he fails to afford the necessary relief, the United States ior ces will be used. Tho Democrat announces editorially that no attempt will bo made to divert the July interest of the State, fund from its legitimate course. Washington, May 24. Intense exoitement was created here by the assassination of Col. Ellsworth. Bells are tolling, aud crape on all the principal buildings, aud flags at half mast. Col. Ellsworth was shot in the back, by one Jackson, proprietor nf a hotel in Al exandria. Jackson was killed by Francis D. Brownell, of Troy, a member of the Zouaves. The body is lying in state at the Navy lard. President Lincoln, who was a warm per sonal friend of Col. Ellsworth, was deeply affected by his death. The Government is in possession of start ling information from Baltimore, and that j certain prominent pretended Union men, j who, in presence of U." S. troops have j loudly professed devotion to the Union, are i secretly working for secession. Their names and the accurate information about tbem and their plans are in tbe bands of the Administration. EXCITING FROM WAS1IIXGTOJJ. COL. ELLSWOUTII KILLED! Movement of Troop Forward. Washington, May 24. As was suppnseii would be the case, late last ntjiht, several regiments, with the New Jersey and Washington Jingadew, tlls worth's Z iuave and the District of Co lombia Militia, crossed into Yirginia pick ets h-tving been previously driven in by the guards. One of the regiment took the ad leading to Fairfax Court House, abt ut 20 miles from Washing! m, while cnothtr tbe Jorsey sropp d t the Forks, i r .1.- I. .... ft...:. a nine iroui mo wug nnuge, awaiting or ders. Au advance into Virginia was alto made from another point namely, at the mouth of the Potomac Aqueduct, Georgetown. The 7th ?. 1. Kegiment was among the troop, and after teveral hours march, oc cuoicd a point between the bridge and Co lumbia Spring, on the line of the Wash ington and Alexandria Railroad. 1 he Uistncl i Columbia troops return ed to Washington this morning. From 0,000 to 10.0(10 tro. p were sent over into Yirg nia ibis morning. Firing was heard occasionally by tbe driving in of the Virginia pickets. 9 o'clock, A. M. The New York Z .u aves, 14th and COtb regiments, and tbe New Jersey regiment hold Alexandria, l while the Arlington Heights ure occupied by several regiments. The entrance into Alexandria was at tended by an event which has cast the deepest gloom over this community. Col. Ellsworth, who had hauled down tho se cession flag from tbe Marshall House, was soon afierwards shot by a concealed foe. His dead -body has been brought to the Washington navy yard. Accounts from Alexandria are somewhat contradictory, but there is no doubt of the fact that a man named Jackson, who shot Col Ellsworth, was instantly put to death, some say both by bullet and bayonet. Whon the Feder. 1 troops reached Alex andria, the Virginia troops fired at them and fled. Visitors to that city say the scene was intensely exciting. Federal ves sels were in the meantime before Alexan dria. It seems to bo true that a body of Fed eral troops has advanced to Fairfield Court House, to take possession of the Junction of the Orange & Alexandria and the Mnn assah Gap Railroads with a view of inter cepting the advance of Virginia troops to waids Alexandria from Richmond and oth er points. Nearly 3,000 troors arrived in Washing, ton yesterday. 11 u'ch ek p. m. It is reported that as the irgiuia troops retired from Alexau dria, one of them was killed ly a return ICAdUf shot ironi tho ieieral lorces. There is prospect ot capturing the fugitive. s Among the forces gent over to Virginia were twu butteries aud two companies of artillery. The news nf the death of Col. Ells worth was not generally known throughout Washington until towards ID o'clock to day. The excitement was intense, especi ally among the military, who express' the greatest impatience and desire to be sent into Virginia From a spy-glass view of Alexandria, the Stars and Siripes arc flying from va rious places. 'M0 troops from North Carolina, arrived at Richmond last Monday night, and are now stationed nt ar Old Point I'ninf' .rt 'i'hey were to be followed by lHU in a day or two, from the same State, making a full regiment '1 1,0(10 men. 1,-.IJ0 leoi e-see troops armed at Richs mum on t uesjay. The camp opposite Williamsoort, Md , is being reinforced, and the construction of batteries nti tho heights on tho Maryland side is still being' carried ou with vi.-or. New York, May 24. News or the death of Col. Ellsworth (retted intense excitement here. The re gret at his loss is mingled with a general feeling that he must be avenged. (Sprciul lo the Tribune ) Washington, May 2-4. Alexandria is at this moment iu quiet possesion of the Federal troops; but alas, the occupation was not unattended with loss of life. The gallant Ellsworth has fallen. From an olhcial report just made to the Pretident. by Capt. Fox, it appears that his regiment was the first on the other side, it having crossed in eieam tus. After the arrival of other troopsjie pro ceeded up the street with a squad of his men to take possession of the telegraph office. While passing along he noticed a secession flag flying from the housetop He immediately entered tho building and made his way up to the roof with one of his men; hauled down the secession em blem and wrapping it around his body de scended. While on the second floor a secessionist came out of a door with a cocked double barrel shot guu. He took aim at Ellsworth w hen tho latter attempted to strike the gun out of his way with his fist. As he struck it one of the barrels discharged, lodging a whole load of buckshot in Ellsworth's body and killing him instantly. His companion immediately shot the murderer through the head with a revolv er, making him n corpse in a second or two alter the tail of Ellsworth. The house was immediately surrounded aud all the in mates taken prisoners. I lurty secession cavalryists were made r.r;..nn.o 1... V-A 1 1 . n hV lI, I ' B u me j Tlie European JYevs. The ad vices from Europe have created a j profound sensation. The tone of the pa pers is taken as a virtual declaratiou of i hostilities on the rart of Enuland In hour, almost, the feelings of friendship for Great Britain have been broken asunder, ar.d there is again rapidly corning up the' old bitterness that prevailed previous to the last war, and for a long ptriod after 'jeace was declared. It seems S'i incredible that England should stultify all her possessions, thai peo pie here only credit the truth of the news received, by assuming that the British Governmert has beer, guilty cf gross hy pocrisy in its professions of friendship for the Government of this country. Depend upon it, if the official dispatches shall jus tify the impressions giwn by the papers, there will be no hesitation on the part of this Government in at nnco nssuming a p. sition hostile to that declared by the Bri t Bh Government. The ten per of the troops here, as expressed by them on reading tho foreign news, shows unmistakably that the people will promptly accept the issue made by Great Britain, and fight it out to the bitter end. There is no expectation that the n- tice served by Secretary Seward upon the Eu ropean Powers, thut this country accepts the propositions of the European Govern ments, will be regarded us in time." Tne letter i f Secretary Mnrey was at that time considered conclusive aud final. It was so regarded by the European Powers, and it will he remembered that the people and press of this country bailed with de light und universal satisfaction the conclu sions stated by Secretary Marcy. The Great Powers will hardly be willing to open a negotiation that we closed with such a shoot nf approbation. Washington Cor. JV'. 1". Times. Free SrEEcu.-Ktr the edification ol a a few over zealous patriots, found in all communities, says the Sjicclator, we would commend the following clause from tbe constitution of the Stato of Illinois : " The printing pres shall be free to eve ry person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the general assembly, or of any branch of government; and no law shall ever he made to restrain the ri-'ht thereof. The free communication "of thoughts and opinions is one i.r the inval uable rights of man : ami fivri ii's. reely apeak, write and print on any subject. .i,s .BrpvuBiuie tor tne abUBo of that liberty. SC WALL'S rOIIST TAKES! 84 U. S. TROOPS KILLED! Great Slaughter of Secessionists Washington, Msy 25. Steamer Yankee arrived to day from For tress Monroe, brings report that Go. But ler yesterday captured Sewall's Point, with loss 84 killed and wounded. Tbe enemy lost between three and four hundred, killed and wounded. Many prisoners taken perhaps tix hundred. On Thursday even ing the enemies' pickets near the Fort were surprised aud 200 taken prisoners. War Department has information to the same effect. No di-ubt a -kirmish took place be tween federal and secession, pickets near Arlington Heights today. Baltimore, May 25. Large body of troops came over Northern Central railroad this evening for Washing ton. Washington. May 26. Toe 5lh Massachusetts Regiment left suddenly for Virginia. The rumor of an an attack on Harper's terry is incorrect. It is expected that the Federal troo will occupy Winchester, Ya. The Times' special correspondent says the government will appoint Gov. Banks . i -unjor urncrai. The JLaald's dispatch says that seven bridges were destroyed Letween Alexan dria and Leesburgh, and also 15 aailes vf railroad track west of Alexandria. Over five thousand more troops go to irginia to night. Capt. Adams, commanding the fleet at Pensacola, is ordered home. Later from Lurope. New York, May 24. Several boxes containing bowie knives, revolvers and flasks for St. Louis, bave been se zed at a house in Fulton Ftreet. Tbe Etna bas urrited ; breadstuff steady ; provisions steady. London, May 10. Consols closed at 91 1(5,91 money, and 92 ccct unt. Bank rates advanced to six pet cent. Corn has an advancing tendency. The Etna's advices are four days later than the Persia's. The British government issued a procla mation warning subjects against engaging iu the war in America, and declaring in tendon. The government remains neutrnl and warm British eul jects that if they en ter military servico on either side, joiu ships of war or transports, or attempt to get recruits or nt war vessels, or enueavor : . i i .! . .... I "J urcuK o'ocKaue ia ally and actu ally established, or carry soldiers' dispatch es, or materials contraband of war for ei ther party, they will be liable to all the penalty and consequences, and do so at their peril, and in no wise obtain the pro tection i f tho Government. The first steamer from Liverpool to New Orleans is advertised for Aujiust The "Confederate States C"minissioners. had an interview with M. Thouvcnal i,n the 13th. France was about to send a fleet to America tu protect her inlere-ts. War ItcniN. ' Washington. May 25 Western Virginia is un X'-ej.ti'O! t'i ibe order of the p. -inoiMe.- G-i;r;:l for tbe stoppage of the mail- in (he stx-e.jcd S'a'.i Every Iticility will be afforded for pr-Sti. i accomodations in that section I The steamer Adelaide arrived from Fort- j ress Monroe this morning. The eoriepond j ent of the Associated Press there sends the ', following : Fortress Monroe, May 24. Gen. Butler suddenly made his appearance yesterday 1 iu Hampton, at tho head of the Vermont Regiment, on a reconnoisance. The rebels ! attempted to burn the L ng BrHge, but ' were lrustiated by the activity i fthca.l vance guard. To-day (Friday) he extends a reconnoisance several miles" up the Pen insula, between James and York rivers. The Troy und Vermont Regiments have encamped near Hampton. The Harriet Lano Ikis gone tu (.'harlpr-ton. The blockading vquiolion off F..rt M--n roe covisiots of the Minnesota, Cumberland, Yankee, Star, (formerly Moiitieello,)(Juak' er City and other smaller cralts. There are several pris in the harbor. Up'n the arrival of the f:igate Mississip pi, it is excepted Bt-tive operations will be undertaken against Sewall's Point. In the action of lust Sunday three of the four guns there were dismounted, and at least half a dozen men were killed. The battery was to contain thirteen guns. The Michigan regiment is expected soon from Washington; also several regiments from New York and Boston. Boltimnre, May 24. The Steamer Norfolk has arrived. (Jen eral Butler left Fortress Monroe yesterday With 4 I I ll 1 Iriiir n r. . r a 1 I .. .1 I with 4,000 troops ;n propellers, and landed them. An r fleer just from Washington says the War Department received to dav accounts l of the erection of several new and fortnida ble batteries near Norfolk, and there were I 15,000 rebel troops between Norfolk and I Sewell's Point, j A gentleman from Richmond yesterday, I says there are 12.000 troops there, and that I they are arriving nc every train. Two j regiments from North Carolina arrived ..o a whilst he was there, and two from South Carolina left nn the same train he started on out ,IIr,ieJ off on t(ie eft at Taylors I vine, ihis would take them to Gordons ville, and per. they probably went to Culpep The presence of Gen. Johnson at liar por's Ferry is confirmed. Two Kentucky regiments were ordered to reinforce the Virginians at Point ol Rocks yesterday; they were throwing up entrenchments on the heights last night. Two hundred soldiers from Federal Hill inarched through the streets of Baltimore this P. M. and seized a large quantity of gunpowder, which was taketi to tbe mag arino in Fort Mcllenry. New York, May 25. Reports have reached the city that a U. S. steamer had an engagement tnday with a battery at Aqnia Creek, completely de molishing it. The men from the steamer went nn shore and raised an American flag. This is the only battery between Washinefm and Fort Monroe. Washington, May 25 midnight A gentleman just arrived from Alexan dria saya the Fire Z luaves are executing their threats of vengeance. They have al ready pIi t three violent secessionists. The people at Alexandria who were avmpathix ers with Jaek-on, the murderer, have been compelled to flee for their lives From IVasLilngtou. Washington, Mav 24. Postmaster General Blair prepared an order to day discontinuing the transmis sion or the United Slates mails in Virginia and other seceded States, a..d annulling all contracts for the same. Tennessee is ex cepted fn ni the operation of the order for the reason that the Slate has not yet formally seceded. Contractors will be no tilled of this decision. The mails for the South, from Washing ton, were stopped at the crossing place of the federal troops and returned to the n0et onioe hero. Neutrality of- England The following important item of the Persia's news was not telegraphed : London, May 12. The Privy Council met yesterday at Whitehall. Lord Palmerston, Lord John Rusaell, Lord Herbert, the Duke of Sim erset, and otner Ministers were present. The Attorney and Sjlicitor Generals, and tbe Queen's Advocate attended . for the purpose of settling tbe proclamation which will be issued by tbe Queen atd Council, on Tuesday, warning British subjects against illicit or overt complicity in tbe Civil war now ranging in America. Late -from the seat of War. Washington, May 25 There were reports of fiiiht;ng in the neighborhood of Arlington and Alexandria, but it proves to be a niistake. Col. ills worth s funeral took place 'his on from the Executive mane'iuii. The ; hearse was followed by Z 'Oaves, among ! whom was the avenger of Ellsworth. He : carried the identical recession flg turn j down by deceased. Then followed the ' President, Secretaries Seward and Smith, officer of Zouaves in carriages, the milita- 1 ry. &e. All tbe bells were tolled ; all nags i at ball mast and draped in mourning. . Washington, May 254:30 P. M. An account just received from Virginia, which seems to be truthful, says the exuse of the alarm of a battle was that tbe Fed eral picket guard al Little Falls, r ear Ar lington, were driven in by secessionists. The latter were put to flight. 5 P. M. Some of the troops who so has tily crossed the river this afternoon have returned disappointed iu their expectations of meeting the enemy. The proceedings however, demonstrated the facility and ex pedition with which forces can be thrown into Virginia. A special dispatch to the Tribune save adviets frcm Fortress .Minn estate that it i was intended to make a general attack on the batteries on Tuesday night, but tbe attack was deferred after a cot su'tatii.n between Commodore Stryngham and Gen eral Butler. It is not known what time operations will commence. Everything is prepared for a movement at a moment's no tice. The Cumberland, Perry, Yankee and Star will engage the batteryacting in eon- junction with tbe forces landing from tbe pronsllor. A special dispatch to the ,W says, it is expected that the Government forces will soon advance into the interior of Virginia, via the Orange and Alexandria r i roa. Occnquan, Ya , gave sixty votes against secession, but tbe rebel troops marched in- oivio-a.r.i, lui ll' G IClJt, lllUliip iiinriirii 111 ti... a ' i a the Union men. The rebels are snM t be concentrating their forces about fifteen miles below Alex andria Advices from Culjepper state that tbe rebels are determined to make au effort to dislodge the Federal troops. A special dispatch to the Commercial says the bridges have beeo destroyed by the Federal authorities on the railroad from Alexandria to Leesburg. The President while acenmpaning the rcmainB of Col. Ellsworth to the cars, was informed by a courier of stirring hostilities j on the Virginia side. Gn. Mansfield was similarly advised, and this was the foun dation of the military movements here t' day. A dense smoke was seen tn tbe line of Arlington Heights, and sant.ona Jir.g licanl. the latter, however, were fui eral ' minute guns. Tho former probably from j camp tires. j The troop? now here bave been ordered j to hold themselves in readiness to march 1 at a moments notice. The utmost watch- j fulness on the part of the military authnri- ! ties to guard against the a prom h of the secessionists is everywhere manifest. CorT-t-.nl(nf ttr Mivsuuil 1'ii uMicau. From Stw .Htxlco Independent-!.. May 20. The S.ir.U Fe mail each id Ctii inst.. has nrrind nt Independent-, the. mail reaching tins t-.iy on the l'.l h. in t -tfM ati j menu ii'.ur. tin. i.oi.-. hit nia'ie E. rvtb'itg i Tl 1 I f V M.t.,- quVf ii. Nt : ex- lit ll;-l.i t. W tOf !'( M cei; t i t Uie 1 it ; t'f Sumt'-r, I u' it quickly :u! .-i.i. judici .in mar ag. in -i t i t C I Lr coinni.il. u:l g tiiu Uc artiuri.t. It is thought that an utTeiui t will be made to send delegates to Washington. Several army nificers have resigned. Expeditions againi-t the Afa.-hesare still in progress. A treaty is a'.out l.. be made with tbe Camancbes and Kiowa Officers had been sent from Department headquarti rs for that purp. s-. li.d ans arc peaceful nn the route. There are large number of Kiowaa and Kaws at i rt La rued. Much excitement irevailsin M' west of J. o3Vrsi.ii. A seers-ion 11 a is fly- , ... - - -. ..... . 4 aUIIT.f . III.- I i Pacific Railroad arc stopped ai d bigg:ige ' ! examined by an arm-d gu ir l Vtate ! j troops at th- broken bri.ig on r,t- O-a- Heavy rams have fai.Vi, in t' I ,r:i.t ,,...! llifv nf I ! 1 1 1 t ... , . I f .. 1 1 a 1 1 . .. ' Kansas. In the fatter jMate there is i r ! ise of au iihu'ually large harvest. Trouble Willi i:t-.giaid j Wa.bii.gton. Mav 23. ! Rumors are flying about here "to ti e effect that the Secre urv i f Slate lec-ived dispatches today Inni England, deci.it j that it was no longer in the power nf her i Majety ' Government tu accept the prop.i j sition ft our Administration tu rec-gn.xe the code of the Congress nf Paris ui 15G, I denouncing privateeiirg as piracy. Eii- j land, wehesr. ulieges that this c de was j the act of ali the great powers of Europe, : in Congress assembled, aud th at it is niiitii . festly not in her power.asone of the signers to that compact, to accept, at this late day, the tardy acouieszence nf the I 'niio I s;,u,.c If this be .i, it will only tend to increase j the complication unhappily crowing up j between England and our country. I di not vouch lor the entire accuracy of this statement, but ahull have more to s iy t c this sulject shortly. It may be as well t. odd that there is not the least disposition on the part of nur Government to pick a quarrel with England. On the contrary, it is a contingency that they are anxious to avoid. They entertain the hope, however. mat r.ngi.md has no desire to tamper with 1 tne rebel States or propose to increase the difficulty of restoring them to their alle giance. From all 1 can learr. the recent instruc tions received by Lord Lyons or joins upon him the utmost caution and circumspection. It would seem that herMajesty'a ministers find themselves in position of 'deep embar rassment. We well know tbe sentiment of England is anti slavery, but the manufac turing classes of Manchester ore full of the liveliest alarm on tbe vital point of cotton. How it is possible tu harmonize fcelinas and interests no conflicting, is indeed a problem ir grave difficulty, and will re quire for its solution al! the tact and ability which distinguish English statesmen. It is said the Engliah Government is earnestly solicitous that our Cabinet sht uld not be too exacting in iu demands, and that they will execise all the forbearance which the circumstances require until they can see their way out of tbe Ferious diieuima in which they are enveloped. All they want, it is alleged, is an adequate supply of cot ton, and they would be too happy to obtain this without bcinir fou-ed i i .l.., . ... ' omri1 I either wtih there! el State, nr th- Govern- ! men t Cur. A' y. Herald. j The I utnre or iM Hank We are told tha: .,ur baokers g-ncraliv are very anxious to preserve the charters or their wild cat. We aIo learn that tb. v have good offers, from parlies not now in terested, to purchase them." Our legislature, it will be remembered, was decidedly wild cat in it charaeter.anti it made a law which prevented there being any other banks established on tbe wild cat principle. Upon the 15th day of August all the banks have got lo t ay up or go into linui dation. And tbe understanding is, that wnere the owners of banks cannot them selves pay up, they will sell to some one who can. . Now that the wild cat banks are dis credited, we must expeet their proprietors to do everything to crowd the value of their bil l don i as low as possible. So, unless a man is obliged to sell his wild cat. we tnuiK it will be about as safe tu keep it until the 15th of August. Chicago Demo crat. Religious Notice On Sunday next (June 2d.) Rev. Clinton L-,cke will preach and administer the Holy Communion in Christ Church. Juliet. Services will com mence at 10.30 A. M. and 7.20 P. M. He win also preach at Camp Goodell at 2 30 Lqulvocal Attitude r Britain. Cre Wl ington, Slave, As I telegraphed y0 ye!et(! ' Government ol England is dci.'H disposed t.. mterlere in ,el fcf ..H federate States, and it is a preva'eat i fc iu diplomatic circles that L,re 'tf'Ji tion bas already been extended to tl chiels than is indicated in the Briti k'b Ii inn Dt or in the Bri ih nre. f It is not anticipated that any n.n tvm will be taken bv th- .I11 Jam., until alter the arrival of uurA sador. Mr. Adam. It .nnt.i i "rA"!. St 4h violation if diplomatic etiquette , courts an iw.itJ tu this Gov.rin,e'V England to avt dicis.veiy until ,fiV Adams present his credentials ,c7?' b f re the uiDi-ier the views of u , . J ermetit. ".v When the Biitith 35ir5.- .i . jare lully assessed of ,oIi j present Aonnninratn n, it j j act uiiderhtaudiugly ; 1, r, expUii -V the iristrurtions ot Mr. D will be found thut those to Mr 1A j far more c omprehensive and exj firi ; ? i dressed to the first maritime r...w- -iT --...1,1 il.-.. A . W ! ""-an . c uunei cim luiero uise. 1 am positive, too, that the report rft ..Actf at:lt .taiKli.n I ...I. I t? ' u .'I r. c evftrit I infused into tiU dispaicl.es is in tdvitt; rather than behind, the popular fetli,. If England, thus warned, thii k, to give aid at.d comfort to the releli l Administration will accept and attji emergency in a proper spirit, hhi t the contest thus ignited ie closed, thtnr be no longer a "Kingdom of Cvttut'I The armies of the Free States will tt ies of liberation, and every pound cfe, that England buys will be theprdtc, free men. If let alone by the European Povn - shall only scotch this slave snake. l;tv , . r , , . . -r interfere, we shall kill it. nd wW. ! Wl" LRla"1. supply 0f ccc. . . 1 to secure which she belies ber profn aim ner penurious practice. tor. Jf j Times. From Central America. New York, Mji The steamship Champion brinpfa. ama papers It was rumored that tt ot war were fitting out by the re. ists of Cartbegena to convey ne'e tr to Aspinwall, to take possessiua cfk State i.f Panama. The final succetscfj revi lutinnins is regarded certain. It is reported that the Briti.-h Mz , had declared ho would not respect ttf. I per blockades of New Granadita j but would open them to British Ceicss-, ; Advices Iroiu Chili report that lltG party had triumphed in the electioo. i ! The Organization of tbe Til. unteers lorces. Washington, Maji The Secretary of War has sent u 6 Gvernors cf the different States a crxlr of which the following is a cupy : War DrrAETxrvr I tvj ; u . j Peir Sib: By rettrerce "tu tj, j Orders No. 15 ol the War Depanan appended, a ccq y cf which I hrremol J waid you, giving the plan t f t rgji.iir.; "t the voltn.K-er Inrees ml led n.l-i tie vi; I t'.cl . iti-u b-:,:es ty li e V.,, ;. '. Jmu wi.i h revive that v li Kjin 't.'i ,. ! 1 v.. -in. teers, fi.tulVo.. .1 .o i -i , . f-. I . i M : i . n ..:uM. "(i 'ii.iei i ,- i rfi v:is..r.s al in ( ! .. '. t. ! :-, '' I K : . y. i. the SJ.-i . iu- i.i , '! ( '. ...e . ,T: .-.!. (..r ti o r--r I turn lei., ii .v y.i.r M.itc, "u ,il, I it ! excuse this ilej m nn. ni jor impie-sti f r j on you in advance the neeestity t f aWi i adherence in your appoititinrnts tu ti J following suggi-Mi,,!,!., which r dec j i t the highest luipi riancH .y the tifi.rr, j in Cliiel, under whose advice tbtv are i.--j in med to y. u: rri-t u commission no one of i tr fill morals or patriotism, aud uot vt rti heal ll Second To appoint no one to t L. tenancy, sec. inl or rtt. nlml ii t ! ,!.'e f twi-nty two years, or to a fi mi cy nvt-r tbirtv enr. ai d to cr r-iiti i field i ftcers. Major. L.i ut-i nnt. r (.Via ;onle-na giKriunte ol the I't.ited Sis ', M.iituiy A.-.id. uiv or is known tup iiiiiitaiv kti. w ledge and txr criri.rt.v; j lias passed the rtsprctite ages, of lion i live years. j This department fee?b anrd it w'r I diemid . Dei. five to y. ur ExcellewT I i add chit, general r. ui si-1, that the t:: : t!:e ii.tr.-ii i haiactcr and general inn lifti ; '' flicers mi a pointed, the gri-:a ; flii-iency ol the tn-o aid the rem'; ! glory to their resectne tr tales, j 1 m. nr. rt sj ee:ful!v. SiaoN Cakes..., S creiary'of Wtr. Mllltaiy Department. As a matter of considerable iuiporatr to military men, and the public feasnr we append a statement of the geojrtti cal arrangement of the Army Departawu of the United Sutes, corrected up to date. Theyareas follows: Department of the F.ast Tha ten ! ment has been subdivided into three pan as follows : j Department of Washington Tbe P ; trict of Columbia, according tn ibe err nal boundary ; Fort Washington tti a courty adjacent, and the State of Mi? I land, including Bladensburg aua ' more. Headquarters at tbe National tc not. Department of tbe South EastertTt ginia, North Carolina and Teooesw Headquarters, Fort Monroe, Va. Department of Annapolis Ths coesr 20 miles on each side of tbe railroad ft Annapolis to the City of Washiogtia.' far as Bladensburg, Md. Headquarter!' Annapolis. Department of Pennsylvania TheS of Pennsylvania ; the State of Dels all of Maryland not embraced in the f going Department. Headquarters at R adelphia. Department of the West The ecs wett cf the Mississippi river, and t1 the Rocky Mountains, except tbost t tions of it included wubio the li: New Mexico, Headquarters at St. I Mo. Department of Texas Tbe Gofers not having issued any new orders it to this Department, and tbe I oris Isp been evacuated, it may Le said to n1 in statu quo. Department or New Mexico The I t;ry cf New Mexico. Head quanta ' Sama Fe Department nf the Pacific The enesT west nt ttie K cky Mountains. Utif j tei at fean 1 1 anclsco. j Depar n.ent ot U'ah The TerrimrJ' ; U'.ao, except that p. rt'ou ol it tyM'E j t the 117th deg:ee of west of uir.gi1' I Headquarters at Camp Floyd. Aiicre win prol.a'jiy be three w " uiore x.blivisi.nK i.f the late Departs of the East, to tueet the reqoiresHC' the service. The Headquarters of the Army '' eity if New York, a ad cfiicers will W accordingly. Demockat ix tbe Field TheH burg correspondent of tbe New Y- , aid states that at least two thirds of that are enlisted in Pennsylvania tot;' democratic ticket. Tha Cleveland ' dealer says that of tbe companies wb' listed in the Western Reserve, (Gid! district), five to one were democrats do not regard this as anything straof' the democrats were always, and circumstances, the warm friends " Union. I'itUburg Pott. The Steam Gcst It appear t" steam gun recently capturned near j more was built in Bukin. On was a in England in 1846, and presented to the British government, wbo rrje1 as unfit for war purpose!. It has j. exhibition in London for many jtur' change.