Newspaper Page Text
- A Battle at Ball's Ran. tfperlal dispatch to tbe Cbtaio Tlmee. Washington July 19. The First Division of the Grind Army, tinder Brig. Gen. Tyler, advaoced yester ' day afternoon from Centerville to a place called Bull'a Bun, about three mile fur ther west The object of thia movement was to get to Maoaaaaa Gap Railroad, at Bockland, ao a to turn Gen. Beauregard' flank. Oq approacliing the Run a fire was open ad upon our column from a masked battery on the opposite tide if the stream. Capt. Ayres, 'with his battery of light artillery, regulars, waa at once ordered up and obeyed with most remarkable prompt itude, lie placed hia battery in Dosition with incredible quickness, and replied to the repel by an incessant firing for thirty minutes. The rebelf were then reinforced by five additional regiment, supposed to hav been tent up from Manassas Junction. Gen. Tyler immediately dispatched ames seriger to Gen. McDowell, at Centieville i for reinforcement. The rebelf, on being reinforced, charged upon our lines with fixed bavonete. Their charge wan most gallantly received by the New York Sixty Ninth and Scan ty First Regiments, who drove them back with severe loss. Fifteen an our side were killed, and fifty thrae severely wounded. A cumber more were slightly wounded. Deserters who have arrived in the Fed eral camp say that the rebel loss was twen ty two killed and ninety wounded. A'l tha. available, trnops in Washington ha hssn sent across the Potomao to day. Reports were received here thia morning of severe fighting along advanced lines, wbieh have formed the baai fur the rapid transmission of these troop. Genera! 8cott has do fears of the result of any ngament our troop may have. The troops now angled have advanced without tants or baggage. Provisions were tent to them to day, by railroad, to Berk station. Gen. McDowell has sixty cannon and fifteen hundred cavalry in hi column. A full battery of light artillery ha just crossed the Long Bridge from Ibis city with the horses on a gallop. Their partic ular destination is unknown. The War Department i now in constant ennmunieatioo with the army by telagrapb at Centreville. Every movement is rspor ted here immediately. The rumors that have been circulated thia afternoon that nnr troop hate met with reverses, ar.d that the Secretary i f War had announced that the news received fn m the army was unfavorable, oie all fiction. Washington, July 209 p. at. We have news from Bull's Ron up to 1 o'clock this afternooc. Lieut. Tompkins ays that fifty-nine of our soldiers have died in and rinoe the Bull's Kun affair; em en teen being of the Massachusetts Kegi merit, and two from the Twelfth New York. A Copneticut man who deserted from the rebel linen ard came into our camp, ays the first shell struck at the feet of Lee and Beauregard, who were standing to gether.and killed a number of officers; that Johnson had reinforced Beauregard with 17.000 men, bringing the whole force up to 70,0u0 or 80.000. They have twenty seven Companies cf cavalry. Our firing did great havoc among them. There is no water nearer Manassas than Boll's Ron. Eight or tea of our picket were shot last night. A Cry or distress for Cotton. WAHiNCToy, July 19. The Herald enr reepondent telegraphs: 1 ler.rn from son roes entitled to unquestionable credit, that the British Government, acting in con ert with that of France, is about to re quest of the United States Government the . exemption cf one S luthero cotton port from the blockade, so that they may get needful supplies of that staple. You may rest assured the Administration will under no circumstance concede it. Things In Missouri. The St. Louie Democrat of the ISth inst, has the following items: The following dispatch, from Hudson to Hannibal, was brought to this city yester day morning on the Keokuk packet; by Mr. John II. Bowen, agent of the Hanni bal & St. Joseph Railroad : Hudson, N. M. R. R July 16. Ei?ht hundred troops came up ahead of the pas senger trains tbia mornieg on the North Missouri Railroad, ns far as Millville sta tion, thirty miles north of St. Charles, where the track was torn up, and the troop were fired into. When the passenger train got there they were still fighting. Seven rebels were killed and some prisoners tak en. One, who was caught with his gun, was bung immediately. Another (a pris oner (attempted to escape, and was riddled with balls. The federals took thirty horse.. Three of the troops were killed and seven woanded one mortally. Mr. L. E. Green, a resident of Spriou field, arrived on the last evening train, having left that place on Sunday moroing, the 14th. Ho eays Gen. Lyoo reached Ppriogfiald on Saturday evening. Tie rebel troop. 5,000 6,000 strong, at last aooounta bad left Meosho lor Arkan' at The Home Guards of the south we?t art the liveliest set of men the country has ever seen. Col. Phelps is in command, with Mr. S. II. Boyd for lieutenant colonel and Sample Orr for Maj r. On the report of the Carthage fight and the ruunr that the rebels were marching on Springfield, the II ime Guards rallied from all parts of b adjoining country and poured luto that ?lce on horxebaek and hy wagon loads. The danger passed and they retired to their homes again. One company of theui, the other day, went to Matshtield and captured ssveral kegs of powder aud some guns, and took six prisoners. Another company went to Lebanon acd took six kegs of powder, near Col. Vernon' residence. They arres ti Vernon. An attempt waa made to res one him in the night, but it was unsucceee fill. -A private letter from Calloway eounty Mu., dated 13th, was received in this city yesterday, which gives the following im portant information regarding the wherea hint and strength of Brig Gen. Tom Uar ris and his commaud of rebels : He is enoamoed about three mile north of Pierce, Calliway e -unty, by Brown's Spring, ia uail very heavy timber, which surrounds hira for uiilcj, and makes bis pjjitua formidable. He had at the time of w-iticg, about 800 men, and vat getting reinforcements all the time. About 200 men from Millersburg went into his camp on the evening of the 15th. He has also been joined by a number of the boys who were captured at Bjooville and took the oath. The farmer in the neighborhood are all secessionists. The writer of the let ter thought it probable that Harris' force would be 1,000 strong on the 16th. There wiil be difficulty in getting them out of this tall timber, and they may carry on a guer illa warfare for some days. If they are '.sited from St. Louis, it is sixteen miles to their oarop from Mexico, cn the North Missouri Railroad, and twenty-four miles from St. Aubert, on the Pacific Railroad. Jefferson City, July 17. There was yesterday a fight at a point somewhere be tween Georgetown and Sedalia, between tbesscessiea forces, under Magoffin, and the Georgetown Home Guards, under Capt Montgomery. The Home Guards had aome seven men killed. Magoffin's loss ia reported at three killed. It was only a slight skirmish, and Magoffin retreated iro tued au-ly fai hia farm, ix mile north west of Gdorgatown He ia encamped there with seven, hundred men but still more ate going to him ia small lots. In Syracuse groat xohment prevails, and tha Union men tbtra apprehend danger; J0L1ET - SIGNAL. JOLIET, ILLINOIS. owcialpaper or the citt . Tuesday, July 23, 1861. The Danger. ' : One of the worst evils to bs apprehended from this terrible civil war that is devasta ting and ruining our country is, the spirit of intolerance and anarchy wbich is spring ing up everywhere. Little Brigadier Gen era Is, like Ilurlburt and Pope of Illinois' and Lyon of Missouri, as may be seen by their recent proclamations, have already defied the constitution and civil laws and usurped despotie power ovsr the people. The proclamation of Geo Pope we give in today's paper, and a beautiful document it ia to go before the people of a free ooun try. It is an insult to the intelligence of the age and in direct violation of the con stitution of our State which declares that "the military shall be in strict subordint tion to the civil power." It gravely tells the people who may be charged with of fence against the laws, "that tbey will be dealt with in a summary manner," which of course, means that tbey will be shot or bung as any of the little military officer may direct W have been fearful ever since the i commerwsment of oar troubles that it would cjene to this, yet we did not think it would show itself so soon. ' The war has lasted scarcely four months, and the mili tary has usurped the civil power. The Ilurlburt. the Popes, the Lyon and mili tary cnmma'ideT of lower grade have pro claimed officially, their determination to dispense with court, and judges, and ju rie. in their dealings with those susrscted of disloyalty to the Government. Thus the laws and liberties of Amerean citixen are to be placed at the disposal of irresponsible and ignorant military rfficers. Surely, if these asts of usurpation are sustuined and authorized by the Adminis tration, the great cause and object for which we have professedly drawn the sword the preservation of constitutional govern ment and personal rights and liberty, are in quite as much danger from the Govern ment itseif as from those arrayed in open rebellion against it. We see the command era of our militia assuming powers which belong only to the judiciary. They profess t3 support the constitution and the laws, yet defy, overrule and override them. If the Administration tolerates these outrages, the sovereign people will not, our rulers may rely on this. The attempt to carry the Government beyond its legitimate sphere, must be put down, or the people will rise up and demand that the provisions of the constitution be faithfully enforced. Our Union is of no value, our Govern ment is not worth fighting for, if the vital principles of the constitution are to be dis regarded and trampled upnu by the very men who are sworn to support it. The people of the North without distinction o party, are uniting in the determination to support the Government, and are liberally expending their money, periling thei lives, and sacrificing their present prosper ity in the effort to maintain the Union and constitution against rebellion. .Therefore, everything which looks like subjugation or resorting to military despotism, will le viewed with the greatest indignation. President Lincoln should be careful lest our free republic be changed into a despot ism. Let him remember that we have drawn the sword for the preservation of constitutional government, and not for the purpose of crushing tut the individual lib erties of the people and State rights. The people of this country have an eternal en mity to tyranny to military despotism and advances in that direction will arouse a feeling of indignation that neither threats or the presence of large armies can quell. Let Hint Alone! The blood thirsty politicians will not let General Scott alone. They are anxious that he should rush headlong into a battle. Tbey are not satisfied with his cautions movements, and are pressing the old vct ero to lead bis troops to battle regardless of consequences. Let the old hero alone ! lie knows what he is about. He will most certainly con quer, if permitted to hnve his own way. W have all confidence in his bravery, military skill and proficiency. Indeed we regard him as the ablest military com mander in the world. Let hira alone I He does not want to sacrifice human life unnecessarily. And if the Republican newspapers and politi cians of the Sumner and Lovej. y stamp will stop thfir insane clumor, he will liear the siais and stripes in triumph through thi terrible crisis. Let him alone 1 Why find fault with bis conduct? Impatience is inexcusable; yet we fear it will force the great chief to tiHXnrd a battle, wlun the chances of suc cess may be against us. Let him alone 1 Weak In the Knees. Lovejoy and the Republicans who were ao thirsty for Southern blood a few months ag, since there has occurred an opportun ity for them to slake their thirst by volun tering in the army, have been seised with a terrible weakness in the knees. Indeed, we do not know of a single follower of Lnvej-y, from Iohabod Codding down to the editor of the True Democrat, who has had the courage to volunteer. They made a great hurra ttb ut the war and seemed to be be wonderful glad that it had com menced but were very careful to stand aside when Democrats and conservative Repub licans were rushing forward to fill cp the ranks. The Lvejoy men seem to live up to the Republican axiom offices for Re publicansknap sacks for Democrats. Fobces on thb Visoima Bobber. Four grand divisions of the American army, two numbering forty-five thousand each, and two twenty-five thousand each, are now on Virginia soil, while there are forty-four thousand io and about Washington mak ing a grand total of one hundred and eigh ty-four thousand well armed and disciplin ed troops, to protect our national capital, and meet the rebel forces in Virginia. The secession forces are estimated at on hundred and twenty thousand. Col. Mabsb's Reoimekt. Letters re ceived from Cape Girardeau bring the gratifying intelligence that Col. Marsh's regiment is ia an excellent position. The eamp ia pleasantly located, near tha tows, and the aaea at generally good beahis and spirits. ' Law v. Bayonets. -The Illinois State Register has a very able article on this subject, which we most beartily endorse. It presents the case In its true light ; and Democrats and true friends of personal and political rights everywhere cannot but approve cf the po sition taken. While the Register ia unequivocally in favor of sustaining the Government, it re garde the late suppression of the St. Louis Stale Journal, by Gen. Lyon, as a gross outrage upon free press and free speech. Whatever might have been the sentiment expressed by the St. Luis Slate Journal, Gen . Lyon bad no right or authority to seixe upon its press and types. n did so, however. He seized npon the concern ; and without legal process, closed np the printing bouse, took possession of the types and press, and suppressed the further publication of the paper. TbusJ courts, and judges, and juries were rgnored by this military commander who opened the dictatorship for the time being. Now we regard the exercise of such au thority by Gen. Lyon and the establishment of such a precedent, as an outrage upon the rights and liberties of the people. Gen. Lyon, or any other military command er bad no more right to suppress the publi cation of the St. Louis Stale Journal than they have the publication of the Julie mgnat or irue jjemocrat. it waa an or bttray exercise of power, unwarranted by the laws oi the genius of our institutions and, we trust, will not be sustained by the Administratis. : uur Dpripgneid cotempnrary appro priately alludes to the fact that when Hon Tom. Corwin, in 1846, bid the Mexican welcome the American troops with "bloody hands to hospitable graves" when Lin coln stood up in his place in Congress and mtde the enemy's argument against the war when the press of the opposition teemed with every shade of abuse of it and denunciation of the Government for its prosecution, that the Democrats permitted all these things to go on without a resort to to military despotism. We wish to have it distinctly understood that we are in favorof the Government and the faithful administration of the laws. We want no military despotism. For the abuse of the ''freedom of the press" there is a legal remedy laid down in the laws. There is no necessity for the exercise of military despotism in such cafes. If the American people are to be sutject to the whims and caprices of military command ers, our country must fall under the rule of a decputitiin, or into a 6tate of aoarchv. ' Will Xof Murmur." ihe Irue Democrat .ys the "pool will be the la.-t to murmur" at the w:ir tax on sogar, tea and coffee. The editor is labor ing under a mistake in this. He either asserts what he does not believe himself, or knows little about what be talks This taxing the poor equally with the rich is old federal doctrine. Their policy has always been to make the rich richer and the poor poorer by unequal legislation. Ilenc, it must be expected that the Te Democrat will be in favor of the sugar and tea tax. According to that immaculate journal, the poor man, who is made to pay as much government tax as the richest, "will be the last to murmur." But if the editor will watte until we come to elect ar.uther Congress, be will bear a murmur through the ballot box that will send the men who were instrumental in fastening this sugar and tea tax on the people into the Solitudes of private life. gr The editor of the True Democrat owes bis present official position to Owen Lovejoy, and yet has not the generosity to defend himself from the assaults of bis enemies. Come, neighbor, this want do. You most endorse Lovejoy's resolution in regard to the repeal of the fugitive slave law, or off goes your head. You must go Lovejoy, the irrepressible nigger and all, or stand ssido for Mcintosh or some other Republican who will. This half-and-half business will never do. You must go the nigger, wool and all; and swear that the war is for the emancipation of the slaves, or you can't hold the Joliet post-effice. Every dsy the rebellion lasts increases the probability that slavery will rceive its dath wound before tbe struggle is over. Chicago Tribune. Is such the olject of this warf Is it a war for the emancipation of th slaves? The Chicago Tribune, whose principal edi tor holds the bvit Government office in tbe State, pays so. If this be the object of the war why don't the. Tribune editors and tl Ab iliiion funhtics generally take part in it? , . - - . Why do they stand buck and let the tiht- ing be done l y Democrats and conservative Republicans ? If it free tho tiggere, why don't they pitch in? Serving them all President Lincoln is not unmindful of the services rendered bim in the last election by the Illinois Republican press, and is graciously disper. sing the crumbs out to them. The editois of most of the prominent Republican rapers have already been supplied with offices, while others are reteivirg com Ion in the shape of fat job of printing and advertis-, ing. Theee tokens of Oid Ahe's regard to the Republican editors ia indicative of the gqnerous impulses that swell bis heart. During the past viek, the Chicago Demo crat and SpringfieM Journal have been designated as the Administration organs fjr this State. Whether Lrg John can be kept quiet by stuffing his mouth with government printing remains to be seen By the way, Lincoln should do something for Sheahon, of the Chicago Post, for there is not a Republican editor in tho State who works harder for bim than he does. Sheahon has a leaning towards the Rept.b licans, any way, and if they wi'l only bait him a little they will catch him, sure. Lynch Law is Wilmington. A man by the name of Charles Byrne, a peaceble and quiet citizen, was taken frori his bed a few uights ago, by a doxen or fifteen men, and a rope fastened to his neck and hanged to the limb of a tree till life was uearfy extinct. Tna alleged excuse for the outrage was, that Byrne had harbored a horse thief who had escaped from Wil mington a few days previous. Byrne, it is aid, ia entirely innocent of tbe charge and bis treatment is therefor more aggre viating. Iu any event, the outrage is ut terly inexcusable. This mob spirit must be discoun tsnanced. If it be allowed to go on, therwill bo ao protection to life and prtpitj Encaftar. Dlsfrtacerul. The telegraph informs us that upon our troops driving the rebels from Fairfax Court House and Centreville, the soldiers could not be restrained from committing excesses.' Houses were entered and pil laged, womeo wantonly insolied and the civil laws of our land outraged. , These lawless acts on the part of the soldiery cf the Government should receive the severest punishment from the officers. It is no excuse for tbefe" disgraceful and infamous ' proceedings that our Southern enemies practice them. Two wrong drv't make a right. The barbarisms of the reb els should not be met by similar acts on our part. ' ' This war against the Sooth is waged for the maintenance of the Union, the con atitution, and the laws ; and the march of our soldiers should not be characterized by arson, rapine and terrorisms. Whatever the provocation, let it be conducted accord ing to the acknowledged usages of civilized nations. Let as have the Proof. The True Democrat,' speaking of Val- landigharo, the member of Congress from Ohio who does not approve of the present war policy, ssy: lie is as tilirk'heartef a traitor as walks the lac of the earth." Now we call upon our neighbor to-Tto duce the proof nf Mr. Vallnilirhiim'ii rr. Tl. f... (,.. t- ! iu son. iiiclact that he opposes LmcolnTi wur pi licy d'.-ii t make him a traitor. The fact that he belierestbe "war is disunion, a final separation" of the States, does not make him a traitor either. Let the Tnie Democrat prove its charge, or withdraw it. Our rtigbbor are greately terrified at the imaginary danger of "central despot ism" here in the North, hut fail to tell us how much "freedom of speech" exist, or has existed for the last ten ynr, among their ' Southern brethren" True Demo crat. It matters not hat has been the conduct of the South. If reports can be credited, it has been bad enough. But because the Southern rebels have violated the oonstitu tion and laws, it is no reason why a s'ate of anarchy be inaugurated at the North, constituting every army i fficer the arbitra tor of the rights of the people and estab lishing a reign of terror everywhere. BniBiNo Fon.NET Acain. The Bepubli cans elected John W. Forney Secretary of the United States Senate, in part payment for his betrayal of the Democratic, partv. As long ns they have need for his services, thpy must feed bim Ironi the public erib. Forney works for j ay. The loves and fishes are of greater moment in his estimation than principles and honor. MealTijje iv tbe Penitentiary. Any person who winii ses the nrde of conduct ing the prisoners to their meals in the Slate penitentiary, near this city, cannot but admire the perfect order and discipline which, under the efficient regulations and control of Mr. Congdon, the worthy deputv warden, characterize the proceeding. At the souiid of the whistle the prisoners leave off work and in regular order are marched from the shops, the forges, the quarries, and from the works on the prison buildings, to the wah houte, where they are required to wash and. prepare for meal. They are then formed by the guards in divisions of twenty five men each, in single file,, each man with hia right hand resting on tbe right shoulder of the one immediately be fore him and his hat in his left hand, after which the division, observing regulor Jnil itary step, is nisichid into the dining room and seated at the table. Thus the whole seven hundred are conducted in, si lence reigning throughout the vast hall The scene is, indeed, one of no ordinary in terest. '- A Horse Tuirr Cauoht. Tbe thief who stole a valuable mare from Mr. Daniel Gouger, of New Lenox, lately and who es caped from the offioers at Wilmington, was captured by Mr. John Shiek at Moke na on Thursday night last. He was exam ined before Justice McGovney, and bound over to Court to answer to the charge of larceny. Not giving bail he waa handed over to Sheriff Barllett aad lodged in jail. A National C'ovenllon. It will bo seen from the following pro ceedings, that there is a formidable minor ity in the house of representatives in favor of calling a national convention to settle our difficulties : "Mr. Wood, (dem , N. Y.,) offered the following : "'Itaaitrd. Tlml th eon.-rcra rrcommrnit lo the CnTi l nan, if Ilia arTcixl ntntra to convene tlo-ir lecisl tnrre tor ttie urpee ot callinK n elation of two !. gatce from recti citerrvt..tiM riiiitrirt, to mt in gt n rml n-DTrulH ii et lAjui.Mllr. u III Unit Mou-Jey Id J, plrniber iirxt. the iirM,t ol bmii cnTMiliuD liiig tu rii-vinn mieMurta fur tin r.tnr.ti..ti ..r nu.n. . i .... w. yvnv w UUI I c"'"J- ' I ll.ia. li,,, . wa& ... .. -J r . 1. - t l: v'j'aiiuup uiuuc iiuiu mo rrfJlHI can side. Mr, Washburne moved to lay the resolu tion on the table. " Agreed to 92 against 51. Atti'-ng the negative votes were Messrs. Fouke, L'gan, McClernand, Richardson and Rubinsou of Illinois. Proclamation by Gen. Pope to the People ol Aorlh fSlaeourl. St. Louis, July 19. The following proclamation has; just been received from Brig. Gen Pope : ' " St. Charles, Ma., July 19 'Tp tlie Propln of -Nunb Mieauari : " . "By virtue t f proper authority. I have ast-utcrd the ci uiuiand in North Missouri I appear among you with a lores' strong enough to matt tuin tho authority of the government, and too strong tu be" roosted hy any means in your puesetsijn usual iu warfare. " Upon your own assurances.that you would respect the laws of the United States and preset ve the peace, no troops have hitherto been sent to your section of court try. The occurrences of the last ten days, however, have plainly exhibited your lack of either tha power or the inclination to ful fil your pledges, and government has found it necessary to occupy North Mis souri with a fores powerful enough to com pel obedience tu the laws. " So soon as it is manifested that yon will respect its authority, and pot down unfawful combinations against it you will be relieved of the presence of the forces un der my command ; but not until then. " 1 therefore warn all persons taken in arms against the Federal authority, who attempt to commit depredations upon pub lic or private property, or offend peaceful citizens, that they will be dealt with in a most summary manner, without awaiting civil process. JOHN POPE, Brig. Pen. V. 3. A , Commending." . tS'Tbe New York Evening Post, a lead, ing republican paper, in speaking of tbe recommendation of Mr. Chase for a change in tbe tariff, says : " It seems to ns that the re-enactuient of the tariff of 1846. which, we know bv exi penence, yielded a most liberal revenue wonld prove a far better financial measure than any modification of thaimostunforttv ate Mhvni. the lIorrilMarift'- v - - -t - "- -- . Further Particulars or the Battle or UulU Hun. Congressmen Witnessing; the I right. . Washington, July 19 s. Newa from Cen'ervil'e of vesterduv is received, with full tmrticultirs . f the en gagement at Bull's Hun. Thrre are but Irw additional articles or interest. Three companies of the Massachusetts Finst Reg- imeut were the Hret engaged, llieywere crosoing a ravine when they received a raxing ore tilling a number riiry gals la nt sustained tbeir poMtiou and covered their retrem with a bra" cannon of Sl:er roan's biittery, the horse having been completely disabled by the firx, until re lieved by the Aiicbigau bee nd and Jew York Twelfth. . Theiederal forces then took positions on a lull. Two rifled cionori were limited in front, supported ty Cupt Bracken's C iupany I), Seco d cuvalry. with , a line of infantry comp eJ i f th Second R 'gi ment "f Michigan and the Twelfth New York Regiment in the rear. A teady fire wu kept up oil both sides 1 1 this position. The rebels had two batteries of eight pieces in a position commanding the toad, They used their (!Uns well. They did not reply to our return rare lor liult an hour, during which time they were receiving large reiniorceineiitx. w bile w were again advancing, we were met with a rak ing ore. Our gun were acain rutin position, and we puured grape ami caniiitT among the enemy till the supply was exhausted ' Capt. Ayres, ot the artillery, hist one mail killed and three wornded, and several f-of hia pieces were disabled. The New f York Twellth suffered lUJet, unj I tie Ma f r. . I sacnuseitH r irsi next. The total lose on our aide is estimated at 30 killed aud 40 wounded. At half past 9 Gen. Tyler ordered ou troops to retire. The day was excessUely but and tbe horses suOereu tor water. Only about 1,000 of our forces were a one time engaged, the rebels were esti mated at 4.000 Col. Wilcox's division, including the Fire Z uaves. moved from Fatrlax Slaliuii tie. nijiht to fLiiilt the eocinv. This batterv is thought to be one of a line of butteries from Acoutitik Creek to ManassaH. Our troops did notie'.reat, as represented in si uin quarters, t ut only retired lor more effectual engagement. New York. July 19 A special to the-Herald, Washington l'Jth, bhj : "It is rumored that bllsworth i Zouaves htormed the battery at Bull's Run iat evening. It is douMlrs untrue. Th loss on our tide is stated at 150 killed and wounded. Washington, July 19 A telegraphic disj atch waa received at the War Department ut 11 A. M, today, states that nghting was still going on Bull'a Kuo, three miles from lUauatsaas Junction. New York, July 19. A sppcinl to the Commercial, Washing' tn, l'Jto, snvs: "Information has bee received a. the War DepurttneDt that the re,el batterv nt Hulls Kun hail been taken by our troops The particulars have nt jet trunspired." Wat-hington, July 19. Col. McClernand, of the House ol Run reset.tiitivrs, lelt headquarters nt Centres v 1 1 1 e at 'J o clock this morning, bringit the ( ffieial report of the I a'tle. at Bull'a Kun. He arrived here thin afternoot.. Last night, after the firing ceased. Gen eral Sehei'ck's brigade proceeded up the Gainstille road to flank the position ol the time more prominent batteries which ha I opened on our troops The Confederates who ti uht the Federals at the Hun are, it is said, those who were driven hack from various places between Fniifax Coutt House ad Centreville, in addition to a reinforcement t f five regimenis wl-o were, brought up from Manassax during the ou tioo which c niinut-il about five hours. In apite of the various rumors, the con dition of affairs at the close of yesterday 'may be characterized as a drawn battle, there being no decided result the Confed erates nowhere t-huming themselves during the battle, they being altogether concealed by the woods, ravines and inirenchmetit from which they directed their fire. The members of the lb u who wttnesi ed the fight were Messrs. McClernand, Richardson, Lovejoy and Logan, of I Mi ni is ; Noel, of Mies- uri ; Dunn ol Indiana; and Hoard, til New York. It is Col M demand's belief, from what he axeertained while at the seat of war, that the Confederates had yesterday upwards of 50,000 men at the Junction, or who could be concentrated there. The OppoMii? Forres Iu ourl. Kansas City, July 19. The Free Scott Democrat of the 13th fur nishes the following items: Gen. Lyon, who is now marching south towards Springfield, ha about C.000 men, including Major Sturges' ci muiand. He has twenty four piei-e of field artillery of all descriptions, an abundance of ammuni tion, and a f.ill train of baggage wagona. McOulIuch and Jackson have retreated across the Arkansas line for the purpose of drilling their troops Their available force is placi d at 17 000 including the Texan Riingeis and a Mississippi regiment. Gen. Lyon's strength will be between 10 000 ai tl 12,0tK) The Jay Haw kers. under Jennison, have been stationed on the State line below this place some days Jei. no-ion will maintain a f irce .if 2.C00 to 3.000 iu tl at region un til U. S troops arrive. A train which pased through this place about a month sinoe, with families and property of U. S. S ddiers, from the Indian country, was in tercepted and searched by him a" few days since, and a quantity of ammunition, wag ons. Air., taken post-esaioti of. Jennison gave his receipt for the articles seized, to lie held subject to the order of tbe United States Government. The owner of tbe property tuken stated, in this place, on his way up, that half of the profits of the trip should be used to purchase arms for the Southern Cunfedeiaey. He was not with the train on its return. Gen. PBlferaon'a ColumnCol. Mgt-I Made a Brigadier. Washington, July 20. An at-my officer who arrived here tu day fnm Gen. Patterson's division, and who lelt there yesterday, stales that he bad al ready commenced his line of niorch for Winchester, but that the main division was moving slow and with great caution. Upon the representations of Col. Frank P. Blair, Jr.. Col. Sigel the hen cf the recent gteat battle in Missouri had been made a Brigadirr General. Patteraon Superceded. Washington, Juy 20. Gen. Patterson, commanding the Federal forces in the valliy ol the Shenandoah, has been euperceded by Gen Banks, lately in command in the Annapolis district. The reason for this act on the part of the War Def artment is unt given. It is thu't that bis slow progress against the rebels under Gen. Johnston, has led to the remuv al from the command. Gee Bunks has already gone from Balti more La late headquarters, to Charlestown, to relieve Gen. Patterson. Gen Dix, of New York, has succeeded Gen. Banks in the Annap lis district. 1'ugltive Slates. Washington, July 19. General Mansfield has issued an order that fugitive slaves under no pretext what ever shall be permitted to reside or be harbored either in the quarters or ormps or tbe troops, nor allowed to acoompany the army on its march. Io peace, justice is of some effieet ; but in war tb ianocent and guilty suffer alike. RENEWAL CF THE ClTTLE AT BILL'S fiO. TI1C ItEBEL BATTERIES SlLEXtEUr. Loss on Both sides Terrific. Special Correenowtnm to the Chknfo Timee. Wnshiogton. July 21 5 P. M. The Secretary of War has received dis patches from Gen, McDowell, announcing the renewal i f the battle at Bull's Run this morning The engagement commenced this ni"rn ing at o o clocx. ana continuea turougnuui h greater part of tha day. The (.laughter on both sides has been most terrific The batteries origioallv erected by the rebels on the west side of tbe creek as well as those Mnce constructed, were silenced by our gutiS and carried by tbe asraults of our troops. The entire of tbe Erst division, oncer Brig. Gen. Tyler, composed of about six teen thousaud troops, together with the greater 1 art of the second divixnn under Col. Hunter, lev thousand tlrong were en gaged in the battle Ihe fourth brigade of the first civision. composed of the Seoond and Third Micbi gan -regiment, the Firm Massachusetts, nd the iwelfth ftew York, under Col Richardson, fed the assault. Their loss, which was terrible, was gal lantly maintained, and their success most signal anil honorable. The rebels retreated precipitately to Mau assas Junction, The Federal troops pursued them with all possible expedition, doing cousinderable damage by harrasswg their rear. Ucn. McDowell has telrgrai hd to head qdurters in this city for all tbe available troops in tins vicinitv to be sent immedi ately forward with tbe utmost baste, to aid to the pursuit. . The entire reserve force on either bonk of the Potomac is now moving forward by ranroaa. I will send you further particulars this evening. Julv 2110 P. M The rebel have bicn driven to Manassa Junction, their oidnanc, camp equipage, and army stores tailing into posseaaiou o our turces. The Federal forces gave them hot pur suit, making their line of retreat with bodies of the slain The pursuit, was most admirable conduc ted, and will be looked upon hereafter a grand military movement, reflecting th utmost credit upon those conducting, aa welt as those engsged in it. Jt ia impossible to give the number n lost a on wounded on either aide, iiotti ar tuira have suffered immensely, tbe loss to the rebels being undoubtedly vastly greater man t ti at ot the Linuii trnnps. At this writing cannonading is distinctly hoard Irom the direction of Manassas, an dispatches from Fairfax state that our tillery are shelling the left of tbe rebel en trenchinents ut that place. A general engagement, embodying th entire force of both armies, ia looked for at Manassas to morrow. D vpetchcs lo the Aeeocieted Praes . Washington, July 21. It is undoubted that Johnson was ena bled to effect a junction with the Confed erates, under Beauregard, ume time yes teraay. Qjii McDowell was to have moved on the enemy lat evening. Another dispatch says that these orders were countetmut.ded. and timt he was or dered not to move till e:irly this morning. Our troops ure cuttn g a road through the woi-ds w ith a v lew to Ibn k Ihe et.'-iny His reported thut ihe Svorctary t Vr ha received a di-i !Uch myn g tiiat figh ting recommenced at Buii't. Run this iimr nine Our troops attacked the enemy, silenced thei.- batteries, and drove them to ihe Jui c tion. It appears that, in the first fight at Bull'e Run, the order given to our forces to retire was in consequence of our batteries having exhausted their shot and shell. Ol'R A It ill Y REI'lL$ED. LOSS O.OOO. Disastrous- cITct of Marcuiiig lunraiil too svuu. After going to piess we received the fol lowing terrible news: Wa-hingti n, July 22. Alter the latest iiilnrumiioti was received from Ccntretlile at 7:3U lust tiij;l,t, a series ol dents took place in the inivosest degiee disastrous. Many contused ktutrini-i.u- air prevalent, but enough is known tu warrant the elatement that we have suffered in a degree which has cust a gloom over the remounts ot the army, and excited the deepest melancholy through Washington Th carnage was tremendously heavy on both sides, and on ours is represented as frightful. We were advancing and taking their masked batteries giadually, but surely, and were driving the enemy towards Man assas Junction, when the euemy seemed to have beeu reiulurced by Gen Johuson.wbu, it is understood, took command and imme diately commenced driving us back, when a panic among our troop suddeuiy occur red and a legular stampede took place It is thought uiut Gen McDowell under took to make a alui.d at or about Centre ville, but the panic was so fearlul that the whole wiuiy became demoralized, and it was impossible, to check them either at Centreville or Fairfax Court House. Gen. McDowell intended tu make another stand a: Fairlax Court House, but our forces be ing in lull rem at cuid not accomplish the olject. Beyond Fairlax Court House tbe retreat waa kept up ui:til the men reached their regular encampments a portion ut whom returned to them, but a elili larger portion coming inside the entrenchments. A large number of the troops in their retreat leil ou tbe wayside from exhaus tion, and ex-altered along the route all tbe way from Fairlax Court House. Tbe road from Bull's Run was strewed with knapsacks and arms, some of onr troops deliberately throwing awav their guns aud appurteuances, the better to la ciutate their travel. Gen McDowell was in the rear of the retreat, exerting himself to rally bis men, but only with lartiai effect. The latter part ot llio army, it ia said, made their re treat in order. His orders ou tbe field did not at all times reach those for whom they were luunded. It a supposed the force sent out against our tr. op? consisted, according to a prison, er'a statement, of auoui 30,000 men, inclu ding a large number ol cavalry. He fur tlierMtj that owing reu.torceuicms Irom Riuuuiund. Sirae0urg,aud other po.nts the eutuiy a effective lorce was 90.000 men. According tu the statement of two of the Fire Zouuves, they have ouly about 200 men lift lioiu the slaughter, while the N. Y. C9.li a. d other rtgiuieut irightlully suffered in killed and wouuded. Tbe nun ber canuut how be known. Sherman's, Cathie's, Griffin's, and tbe V est Poiut batteries were taken by tbe enemy, and tbe eight soige 32 pound rifle caauon. An officer just from Virginia (10:30) ports that the road from Centreville to re tbe l'ot-.muo .8 strew ed w ith stragglers. The troops are resuming the occupation of the fortifications aod eotrenchmeuu un tho line f the Potomac. Col. Heinizlemati was also wounded in the wrist, iu addition tu those reported yea lerdey. It is said that Col. Wilcox, the gallant Commander o! a brigade, waa allied; also Capt. MtCook, a brother of C-l. Mc Cook ol Ohio, and Thos. Francis Meaber, tbe Irish patriot. Tbe city tbie morning ia in tbe most in tense exsitemeat. Wagun are continually arriving, bringing tbe dead and wounded. Th. feeing i awlo)Ly.ditrsihg. . Congressional Washington. July 16. . StSATt. ?r Sumner presented a peti tion for th abolitu n of slavery in tbe southern States, remunerating such owners as may be impoverished thereby from the treasury of the United States. A petition- was presented from W. V. R iberts, asking payment for th Star of the West, I.st in governm-til service. Mr. McDougal offered a resi hition in re eard to the Pacific Railroad ben g mac a ! ,pt, military roao, ana niovea inai lue suuieci. he referred tu a select committee or nve. Mr. Latham erid that b bad prepared a bill on th subject. . The niotiot. waa agreed to. The resolotKin approving of the act of the President was taaen ov. Mr. Sumner introduced bills for the con fiscation of property in the rr&els Statas. Mr. Breckinridge proceeded to spettk at length in opposition to the? rwdnticn. Mr. Breckinridge having finished bis speech, on motion of Mr. Wilson, tb eab jeet was postponed till Thursday. The naval appropriation bill was taken np, and an amendment abon Steven floating battery waa disagreed to. Ihe bill theu passed. Adjourned. Hoot. Mr.Washbnrn. from the Com mittee on Commerce, said tbey were ready Ui report on the resoultion lor clearing the seas ol piratea and ft make the bl ickade more effectual, and, as there was immedi ate necessity for its pasaage, h hoped the House would proceed to consider if. Mr. Uingham, from the Committee na Judiciary, introduced a lull rr vidiog for the suppression or tbe rebellion against the government and resistance1 to the laws ot the United states Ihe President is au thorizvd to call out the militia fjr these purpose. Tbeir continuance iu service is not tu extend beyond sixty days after the commencement of th regular cession of Congress, unless the latter shall otherwise direct. The militia are to be entitled to the same pay and rations as tha regular service. The bill psesed, under tb operation of tbe previous qoestion, almost unanimously. Mr. Blair from the Committee on Mili tary affairs, reported back the Senate bill authorizing th President to accent the ser vices of 5CM i.OOO volunteers, to aid in the inforcemetit of tbe laws and the protection of the public property. Ha proposed for it a substitute similiar to the bill passed previously, with, among several other ad ditions, a provision which allows the Pres ident to select the Major and Brigadier Generals from the line of the army, to com mand the volunteers ; these officers tu as sume their former places at th expiration ot the war. The bill passed. M r. Stevens, from the Cominitte on Way and Means, reported the Senate's amend ments to the loan bill, which, on their reo ommend.'ition, were all concurred in. Mr. Wright introduced a bill authorising the Secretary of the Treasury to issue ex change bills to the amount of $100,000, 000. Referred to the Committee on AVaye and Means. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Naval Commit tee, reported, with an amendment, the Sen ate bill authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to slier and regulate navy rations; also, the Senate hill providing for the ap pointment of Assistant Paj masters in the navy ; also, tbe Senate bill, with amend ments, fixing the 30th of June an the date nheti the sloop il-war Levant, foundered at sea, and providing for the relief of the widows and orphans of those lost. The three above mentioned bills were pased 1 wer.ty thotisand C . of the obituaries oelivered on the death of Serator I) u were ordered prii-red. Ot; ni.'tioii of Mr. K-Jwards, thef. lie Wt'.lg w;t uri u'imotiMy tris?e;i: V.'e.forrJ, Timt toe tiiiiolt . f t!'i ll'ose be piihio t,, tlst.or:,! M -c'o 'la:. and the i ffjoers una s hiiei e i f In, -, uio aod tor the series of brilliant and 1ecis:, Mo torics which they have, f y their skill and bravery, achieved over the robe's and trait ors in tha army on the battlefields of Western Virginia. The House, in crtmittee of the whole, considered the bill to increase tbe effi,-ien cy of the volunteer forces of the United States. Mr. Blair expluined its provisions, when Mr. Burnett addressed the c inmittee fr an hour in vindication of the seeded States, and in condemnation of the warlike act ol the administration. He protested against the violation t f the oath tisupp. rt the constitution' of the United Ssaie? by the President, whom he cl arged with havit g usurped authority in various quarters. He concluded by adeeming a peacetul soiuti ol our present difficult tea. The bill to increase Ihe fficiency , f tl,,. volunteer forces was men passed, and House ailj 'urned. Washington, Ju y 17. Senate. Mr. Litlinnt iMroduced a ln'l to secure the epeedy i a-SHge of troops mi d munitions of war to the I'.ic fic const Re lerred to the select committee on the Pacif ic Railroad. Mr. Pearce presented a memorial from the Police Commissioners ol Baltimore now confined at Fort McIIenry. The memorial ists solemnly declare that thev have always discharged their duties laithtully and im partially, and in obedience to the laws and the constitution, and that all evidence to the contrary is false; and further declare that th grounds set up by Gen Banks for their arrest had no foundation in facr, and that Marshal Kane is a gentleman f in tegrity nod worth, and thar no fxsjy of men are lias liable tu the charge cf unlawful combination than the police force ol Balti more. The memorialists submit that the proclamation by which they were arrested ha no warrant in law, and they msk tbe interposition of Congress, Mr Pearce said the memorialists wer known to him, and be believed them tu be iuii or the highest integrity, and faithful tu the constitution. He did not believe that auy proof could be iurniehed against them. Tbe memorial was referred to the JudW ciary Committee. The House resolution regarding adjourn ment on Friday was tsken up and laid on the table to give time for consideration. The bill to provide for the better organi sation of tbe military establishment was taken up. Mr. Wilson offered an amendment to the whole bill, comprising nearly all tbe amendment heretofore offered, and fur ther providing a retiring list for the army Mr. G rimes offered an amend otent pro viding a retired list for the I avy. Mr. Hale spoke against any increase of salaries, and, although be w'aa willing tu have a retired list, this waa not the time to establish it. Mr. Wison at some length, advocated the passage of the bill aa amended. Mr. Gri uses' amendment was adopted. Mr. Grimes t fiVred an amendment to-ex lend the retiring list to the uianue corps of tbe navy. Adopted. Mr. Ilnle moved to take out all that por tion relating to tberetirn g list of theaiu:y and navy. Alter a 1 ng discusion th amendment waa disagreed to Yeas 11 ; nays 27. Mr Rice offered an amendment, ttiat the Brevet Lieut. General be retired, and thai there be nu reduction of salary or subsis tence. Agreed to. Yeas 29 ; Nays 11. Mr. Sherman moved tu give the retired list simply pay proper, and nu other allow ance or emoluments. Mr. Sherman's amendment wa adopted Mr Hale moved tu amend o that officer having the brevet rank would not receive any increase of pay. Agreed to. Mr. Baker moved that Lieut. Geo. &tt be excepted. Mr. Ncamity said he saw no reaiona for exceptions. Mr. Sauliabury raid he should vote f ,r it because be was glad that the great Captain bad not rescued and taken part with tha seceders. Agreed to. Teas 30 ; nays 6. Yaj Messrs. Breckinridge-, Cariilt, Joboann of Misaouri, Nesmifl, PowelL w'F(il, Mr. Foster moved to strik ik ion relating to th Superintend.!? Military Academy, so a to leave h " Arreed to. 'atij a. ssv VsVva. as ana urou "UJUUrnQQ Hocsa Henry May. of Md and n qoaiifed by taking th. Wl eO . a. .1 Upuvi, too KUUBMIBSJOB. Mr. Htilmau iutrodaced a resulof; th ppointed to examine into the ' tT1 ier.t contracts tu be made, i,tX omiuitte have leav to ait duris. w u, 11,1 me rii committee k. nier. e cess discussing the resolution appoint,. mitte to esamin aod inquire i,L tracts mad or to be made by thi t partneot. Y ashmgton. J.i. Sinati. Secretary Foraey ealy Senate to odr. and stated ilm , , note from the Vice President ten b horwd b abit for the reit of 2 - et mrry The biff to pre Me fir a Aaj,i,.,t vetary of tbe iJavy was takes p short del ate th bill passed, Mr. Hale moved to take trt tin i th Letter organisation oltUHr;,r?' which was agreed to. The nuierrdment uf the It.e.i tee were adopted, and the bill t41 A long direusaiou took platt n t itary bill. Mr Sherman offered a ohti, the purposes of tbe military ,tai. ; are t preserve) the Cnion.defei,, bin ntaiiimn ,,c? vt'iisui Hllllll, Mr. Folk claimed that the ?nV not issoe hia proclamation for ft, l of th capital. It was a false trtn? Mr. Saolebvry pok in favutef Ot'. tenden com promise. Mr. Sherman' amendment tu to to yeas 33, nays 4. 1 Mr. Breckinridge meved to t3d n Sherman's amendment, tbst tbtiV navy are not to ba employed to mL any State or Territory, or proviso ", the abolition of Slavery. Lot-L nays 39. Tbe bill then passed. At six o'chick the Senate aon House. Mr. Washburn, frrmti,' mitte on Commerce, reported i biDi' ruit fine and penalties in certain cat curred oy reason of the closi. f southern porta, and there being ecu, ly nu Collectors there to give tb papers to vessels leaving tLuMMm. ' bill passed. Mr. Cvlfax, from the Post ffce (V tee, reported a bill that all letter, diers, sddre.sed to them at tbe p.ki they are. stationed, may, wbeBMcte, cable, be sent to any other poit; u further charge. The bill pasted. Mr. Hickman, from the Commits the Judiciary, to whom Mr. Kntt lution was referred, to iiiqnire Henry May, of Maiyland, ha lea: now holding intercourse with iu armed rebellion against the L'oited h etc , reported that tbe gentleman tii ed the resolution was called beta committee, but that he had sort tending to prove Mr. Mav's eoilt,tir lution heing predicated on ne.t( cles. Tbe committee having no tn, tu implicate the gentleman reco that no action is necesnary on tbe th H 'Use. The committee furde thut the investigation entirely rclm President and General from any sx of a correspondence or atttmtrti e pomleoce through Mr. Ma. On motion ot Mr Hickman tlr was laid ut, the table. Mr May, bv permission if the I theu proceeded to lUajfe a pers.ua c aiiot.. He sa d that be gratified tiat the C mn.ittee in it; ary had, in this- dee:sive wtv, pis an u:.iarrelIcU outiage upon b:m t c .it'tufi.!, and tha', on aa ii.tt.. th. e no were called upon to al.it li ol to h Mm! tiiei there ws n.i ft ei idrnee t r the charge. He humiliation he felt at the attilti constituents now b' ond in chifi. t. , rioht. i f frs r ....!-. .It S1 - , I ' , - .-...I.,., ... .1.. .I'-IW ua.wr, VOIISlllUll 1 trated and ttanipled under foot T' ' itary had arreted auoffendifg t,, the deud hour of night, and n.ti tiietn in the forts. Injuries bad W fin-ted without redress, by our Wus it not natural that he slii.nlj h dignaut under these wrong, ui' not reasonable tu fo:-e that there vr redeeming pirit in our Cotirtittri V Mr. Hutchins undent ! that t:; tleman had obtained hare to ttiiti s u a: eij.lai anon, but, initeitd i' a w bringing charges as to the bus wb'cli l.i constituents were trfE tl.eief- re made this point of urdrr. The breaker replied that be bsii r I ol the) line i f renmrkt. ia refew wiiic1! the II tun must jufigeft Mr. May resumed, sating ttist s f. ught Kg-tir.st Hie monstr. u brrw cession. He bud eps-d fsillilu"; . Union of the States, and he meant by if. He claimed that he pnw spirit of a freeman, to emaieiSV stituents Irom tyranny and orpnv He was elected a repreteeutmf and compromise by a large r.sj'VP Union a-ao, looking to tbe saltatw great, glorious, and happy coaat? tic stood here committed to socb aaar will uphold and maintain H. Be lay down bia life to secure tbieorse frowns or menaces should shsk! peace. It was true that be wen! I ginia, the mother of States, wbal closely allied to Maryland t bktv ' terest He felt that he bad a rirH' quire into the disposition of tb S find not tbe views of theguvenisMS lished over then, in order tLit at everything possible to asutl3 civil strile. II felt tbst hat ae the meet honorable of his life. V ing tu Richmond he called os dent uf the United States, as" fraskly and fully bis olject B ask him lor bis sanction, snai id to embarrass him. He asked ki sioo tu leave and cro over iota It waa dibtinctly understood tkat' tbitberon tbe most privsU is asked tbe President for tbeDeceaV ality lor that purpose, Te Prta tlinr. rdrmiuin. , .-. nkl.l.i . neefltf 1'viniwaivii v vwm s" 1 m Gen. Scott, on this represeutsbev 1 not objected to that be sbonW gc moud oa hi own responsibility- No CoMpaoMUB No Pr''f York contractor says hs will he want to aee or hear of any f the cursed scoundrel for te T man who makes $10,000 a awoi war would base a nice tbiog,1 last ten years f 120.000 a jesf. 200,000 id ten yeara. It i over 150.000 Repoblicnsr indirectly interested iu th ' Tiiey will fight hard ags.it f"T Turk Day Book. . Tna Iaisn Bbigaox. Cut regiment ol Irish volunteers sf special train about eight o'clw ning, from Chicago. Theyar1' ing I ody of men. Tbey marched ti their quarters t tf uorth of the city. Quinef ife tThe suppression or a St. Loi is ore of tbelsstset" The constitution not only P., to any authority to do uch s olutely forbid it- Tb fin to tae constitution rays: y " Congress shall mak bo toT an astablisbment of t&lYM'Ij tbe free axercisa thereof, tr tfj. freedom of speech orojAt fj Congress did once n5keTj men were fined and imprsw' but the law was universally fT. It will hardl ha contended - y tary can exercrse a pow' when congref a i forbiddea t- l II L - an aw. uvvBicr, - - - . , don't aeaoont to much povr. --. i;.t. u that r. . seiuement ot matter. a precedent ia this f ovtr rHU Dement. "V.