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fttr Has following asaisn Liuex the Secre
tary of War to newspaper c irre.pomient* i"
timely and appropriate. War l« a new thing
to us all --especially such h war as that now in
progress. 1. If naturai enough that in its in- i
cipieney there bbbsbbb* lie such %ct? of imlisere
aaxfi in th** press, and such mistakes in credit
ing false rumor*, aa inexperience in such a
bbsx? would BXnßßllfifi. We have, however, had
*"tne experience, and the mistakes and in.lis j
cretions of the pas' should be a warning for tbe
future. There is a decided change for the
better already jierreivable, and we arc sure the
dignified and gentlemanly axxxaej of tb. hon
orabls Secretary of War will have the effect of
inducing the press to be still more guarded in
what it has to say about preparations and
event. :
OaaX*Bß>fifififl Statu* or fiUllnt a, \
WaX l>M-A»T«*ST.
Richmond, July I,lafit. J
Tn Stirej.aper Carrtepondent*
t'ißSTiisK* —While 1 have not withheld;
permt-slon from any of the representatives of
late pre** to visit the camps in Virginia, and
while I am as much the uncompromising ad
vocate of an un*h:ukled pre** as I am of the
freedom OX*speech, and of the Independence
•of the Confederal* "Mates, yet I have though•
lt pro|M*r, under existing circumstances, to
bbbhbX an appeal to you to forbear from tbe
transmission and publication of such intelli
gence as might be iletritaint.il tt the great
OUaee in which we all leel sodeep an interest. '
You are aware of the great amount ot vain
aMeinformation obtained by v* through the ,
medium of the enterprising journals of the
North ; nnd we may derive profit from their
aaaaXXXde by a discriminating and judicious
reserve la communications lor the .Southern'
ll musi be obvious that statements of ,
strength, or of weakness, at any of the .
point* in tlu* vicinity of the enemy, wheu re- <
produced in the North, a* they would be iv j
spite of all the vigilance in our power, would
-warn them of danger to themselves, or invite !
an at Lac it upon us , aud, iv like manner, any !
etati-ineu t* ~f the magnitude of batteries, of j
the quantity and quality of arms or of am- i
munition, of movements iv progress or iv j
aupjNj-ed contemplation, of the condition ot
troops, of the Coinrniseariat, fie., might be ,
fraught with essential injury to the service.
To gentlemen ol intelligence and ot unques
tionable loyalty to the cause of the Confed
erate SUite*, 1 do not deem it necessary to be j
more explicit, nor can 1 doubt for a moment j
that you will appreciate my motives in '
making this frank appeal to your patriotism
and discretion. JL,. p. Wai.kkb,
Secretary of War.
t?9"Tar. Rkai> Siiki ... —We have given a
communication from Alabama, touching the ;
shell invented by Br, Jan. B. Reap, of that i
fitatc, a direction which we think the best.
The Last Brilliant Achievement.
We publish this morning full accounts of
the bold and successful plot of the capture of
the steamer St. Nicholas and one brig and
two schooners—the brig laden with a valua
ble cargo of coffee, and tho schooners one
with ics and the other with coal—all highly
acceptable, especially the ice. Col. R. Thomas,
of Richard, was the hero of the affair, and
he conducted it in a manner that at once makes
him famous. Disguised as an ild French
woman, who could not speak a word of Eug
glish, (poor creature!) ho took passage on the
JSt- Nicholas at Baltimore fur Washington.-
After getting down into the Bay ho threw oil
his disguise, nnd with the co operation of his
men, who shipped a-i New York Zouaves, he
took possession of the .steamer. He wasjoined
hy Capt. Hoi.lins, of our Navy, at Point Look
out, who participated in the captures of the j
other vessels. We refer to tho details in our i
news columns.
Thii is a very beautiful addition to the
number ol the gallant and successful sur
prises by our brnve Southern boys, since the
etruggle b«gan. It is but the beginning, we
opine, of a catalogue of daring exploits at
tea that will groatly en rage tbo old ape, and j
ruffle the sweet and amiable disposition of old
*' i'uis and Feathers." Old French women
will be a terror to them both. We very much
fear that that class ef women, and especially
those a little unhandsome (lor we learn that
our gallant Captain did not look like a ]>r>tty
French woman) will be subjected to very
rude treatment by the Lincolnites, for they
will fear all of them are Southern officers in ;
disguise. The other officers associated with
Col. Thomas in the achievement, are Lieut.
<tt-<». W. Alexanhkh, Adjutant, and Lieut*
I*'. Gibson. These three headed the boarding
parties in the captures.
Barbarities lv the Ksrthwrst.
The account published this morning of the j
• Instruction of Ihe fine dwelling, barn, and j
other houses and property generally of Mr. j
Rii.htkh, near Fairmont, in Marion county,
brings to the notice of the Southern people I
unc of the most execrable acts of vandalism of I
the present ruthless invasion. It is copied
from that Black Republican organ, the Wheel
ing Intelligent-- /-, and therefore is hardly magni
fied in its euormity. Tbe traitors in tho North
west are heaping up trouble for themselves, '
i.nd if there ar. engaged in this war one class |
of men whose outrage* excite a thirst for re- I
venge more than uny other, they are tbe peo- j
|ile of Ohio. They come from a State teeming i
with fertility—having perhaps more rich ara- '
hie land than any other State of like area—
which wa* carved out of the princely domain j
given to the Federal Ojvernoient by Virginia. |
Vengeance wreaked upon such men will be
uipeoially grateful to every Virginian. We
txxxxj and believe that they will get what they \
"War te the Kn-fe. '
Many of the letter envelopes manufactured i
in the North exhibit a ferocious spirit, which
ws are happy to see finds no imitators in the j
South. One of tbe most popular envelop*
bbXxbXbbs i« •• War to the knife and the knife to
Banl hilt." What a ferocious, savage, implaca-
Ma spirit! Why wouldn't "war to the |
knife" answer, without adding that Buperfliiou*. '
piece of bombast, "and the kniis to the hilt?" j
Oh, moat truculent and bloody-minded bell it* j
ereuts, compared with whom the warriors of'
bbangbai are modest and unas Miming. "War !
to the knife and the knifa to tho hilt," when
a* Bethel proved, the mere exhibition of a ,
N<>«n I'aroljna knife at the end of a gun made
the "knife and hilt" gentry take to tbeir heels
»t a speed Ifbioh beat the best time of Planet.
I'ankee M aid.
The defenders of M.tbia.' point did rid the
world of a very great soamp when they put
fin end to the Ufa of Capt. Waud—commonly
•tyled Yankee Waxd— commander of the Free*
bora. He was ainto la very bad odor in tbe
*■* J—a very scurvy and detestable scamp.—
Ha aad given vi a foretaste of his brutality,
aad would bare rioted in his war upon pri
vate property and defenceless people whenever
be could bare gotten the opportunity. Tbe
curtailiueut of hi* Ufa wind* up bis infamous
d.>...*. There are to >re like him who deserve !
to fallow af'-xr. He belonged more et-_iecially
t* the cui< keo-etealing department, for which
be wh* in every way competeot.
Nome Oabolika Stats Co«v(|*ticp — The
"invention of North Carolina, on Thursday ;
used tn ordinaßCe transferring thefitate
•a* Oci.ftalerate I Joi rrnnient ; also,
-iloutiig ib. North Oaro|_na i
out of the male, to vote l».r
. members of Aejttmbly, Qov. %
•or <b* coufiNia Ht i# ooogrm,
sttd, Vii.grPi**ideni The Upn.- i
r<-.**aalrwl Indes-r-ndeare and Wealth ef the
The impending eri*ii to the commerce and
manufacture* of the North Is beginning to
make itaalf manifest to those who have any
fn.-nltie- of per *r*ption and .if reflection. The
fallacies of ■fiaPfiafs statistics are no longer
fashionable. Such a lingular exposition of
political economy as the f.illnwing frmn that
f."di*h rhodotuontade is no longer gospel:
"Any observant American, from whatever
point of theexXatnusu he may hall, who will
take the irSßJbfi* lo pa*-* throngh the Southern
markets, both great and small, an we have
done, and Inqnlre where tnls article, that and
theotherearns from, will be utterly aston
ished at the variety and qnantity of Northern
agricultural productions kept for side. And
this state of 'binge is growing worse and
Worse every year, yxclnsivelr agricultural
a* the South i* in her industrial pursuits, she
i* bitrely able to support her sparse and de
generate population. Her men and her do
mestic animals, both dwarfed into shabby
obiect* of commiseration tinder the blighting
effects or slavery, are constantly feeding on
the multlfarlon* products of Northern soil.
Aud if the whole truth must be told, we may
here add, thit these products, like all other
articles of merchandise purchased at the
North, are generally bought on credit, and in
a great nnmber of Instances, by far too many,
never paid for—not, a* a general rule, because
the purchasers are dishonest or unwilling to
pay, but Its-cause they are impoverished and
depressed by the retrogressive and deadening
o|*.rationsof slavery, that most unprofitable
and pernicious Institution under which they
It is now beg inning to be discovered, even
at the North, that this witness, like many
i.then* who _o t>ii the muni to support an uu
s.mnd cause, proves 100 much. He admits
the variety and quantity of Northern produc
tions which have been sold at the South, but
which he says are never paid for, not because
the purchasers are dishonest, hut because they
arc impoverished and depressed hy the n.
trogressive and deadening operations of the
institutions under which they live. The New
York Herald, whose testimony in this case can
not he impeached on the gr'.und of partiality
t.i the South, admits that there ll not a mer
chant, trader, farmer, manufacturer, or chip
owner, from tbe capes of Delaware to I'as
aoanoquoeViy, who docs not know that, as a
class, the merchants and traders of the South
have been the safest and best purchasers
that ever came from a distance to buy in the
Kastern markets.
It is another undeniable fact, that when tnis
cri.-is came upon New York in 1857, ripping
up the bubble of Kastern and Northern ex
pansion, it was the trade of the South that
fayed thousands upon thousands of New York
merchants from bankruptcy, aud which first
set the wheels and hammers of Northern
manufactories again in motion. The trade of
the great Northwest was pronounced in New
York at that time to lie perfectly rotten, and
has not since entirely recovered a sound con
dition. On the other hand, the leading
commercial journals of New York, have over
and over again conceded that tho South, fur
the last twenty years, has never failed in its
payments to the North, and instead of getting
large amounts of agricultural productions and
ofuianufii.ctnre.son a credit which is never paid,
there is not a Northern merchant or pro
ducer of any kind but would he glad, with the
return of peace, to sell to the South twice as
much of Northern products v he ever sold
Kven IIkM'KK could not deny the magnitude
of the Southern consumption of Northern pro
ductions, and yet he was absurd enough to
argue that the North should destroy the South
by an aggressive and agrarian invasion of its
social institutions. And those very New York
papers which were foremost in exposing his fal
lacies, have been insano enough to join the
hue and cry of tho present wickid and sense
less war. The first effect of this policy h.is
been te destroy tho great Southern market
i for Northern productions, the existence and
value of which they had acknowledged. It
threw back at once upon the Northern mar
ket tho surplus of potatoes, onions, apples,
corn, hay, butter and cheese which Northern
I farmers had sold at the St uth, and the innuuie
! rab!e fabrics of cotton, linen, wool, leather,
metal, glass, clay. Ac, which it bad taken from
I Northern workshops, fk is needless to say
| that the financial revulsion ia tho North
which must follow this suicidal war upon its
own iuterests, will surpass the most gigantic
disaster of the kind that has ever been wit
nessed in modern times.
But this unholy and absurd crusade, so
ruinous to tho North, has made the idea of in-
I dustrial independence as rife In the South as
that of civil and political freedom. Indeed.it
I has now become evident that to achieve that
Might which is the only Right acknowledged
by lawless ineu, a nation must rely upon itself
for the supply of its own wants. The a*Uck
l ade has already produced new manufacturing
enterprises in the Southern States which were
never dreamed of before. Our cotton mills
will be increased, new forges and foundries
set up, workshops of all kinds opened, local
! efforts in production and manufacture stimula
j ted everywhere, and a universal public senti
ment established to use or consume no one
thing not grown or manufactured on Southern
soil. Direct trade with foreign countries is a
thing we shall easily accomplish, for the
North was only able to concentrate it through
the ease, frequency and friendliness of its com-
municatiom with the South.
For such an economical policy tbe South is
eminently independent of the North. She
need not rely on the North for the raw mate
rials—-such aa cotton and wool, timber and
ores, hides and earths—nor for the products
which are now necessaries in civilised life—
such as the cereals, sugar and tobacco. She
has them all within herself, aud when she
adopts an economical policy like 'hat which
separates the contiguous nations of Europe
from each other, she will find it of easier accom
plishment than ever lirs before been found.—
On the day that she does this the North will
become tributary to theSnulh, and it will puz
zle Northern economists to find wherewith to
pay for the Southern productions which they
must buy—such us sugar and Inpaono. cotton
and aaval stores. These have been hitherto
paid for in "Yankee Notions," which will not
henceforth pass current in a Southern latitude.
The North has none but itself to blame tor
the ruin that it has brought upon itself, and
the prosperity it has unwittingly forced upon
the Southern Mates.
Tax Scbookxk Txonc Winn.—The follow
ing not* from the BriUsb Consulate in this
city will be read with interest by merchants
and shipaers i
fiicxxoan, July Ist, lain. .
To the Editor* of the Dispatch :
For tue beurh ior tb. taerchanta and ahi) •
para by tb* British schooner Tropic Wind,
lately ssised by the blockading fleet In Hamp
ton Koad*, aud sent as a priae to Washing ton,
1 beg to stat. tbat official Information has
reached this office lrom tbe British Legation
at Washington, which *t*t«* that tbe Tropic
Wind and her cargo nave been releaseu and
given back to the charge ot the master.
1 am, gentlemen, yours very truly,
fa**). J. CBU'LAKIi.
Ahotksb Ksxießarios —- Among the passen
ger* wbo arrived at Baltimore from Old Point
last Friday, was Lieutenant M. V. Jobbab, of
Norfolk, an officer of tbe I' S. Navy, who ar
rivsd at t v ir.<*a Monro, on board the steam
er Mount \>i v.'ii.on Saturday las|, from Pen
satola. He is on hit why to Wasftingioa (0
resign fits couiiqlxfton.
"a.***., an ' ' " ■
Po*jK4.ti.B (lgXf|«i BlaMUs* ftfflved ir,
tfsw Urleaui no Uw i'Tth ait., frOr? lwgM
uitcl l#n ibe p»xi fjjijf for Atctunond.
SIXTEENTH DAY—[Sr.e.,.sn SaUUtex].
lltHlli. July 1, lHfil.
The Convention was culled to order rtt the
■anal lionr by Mr. Soi-th.h.i,. Pin*eg was
• ir...'oiiiiied hy i:ev. Mr. Hail.
Mr. MAcr*ai.Asn arose and said : The Con
vention will ple-ise give me its attention for a
nohi.»nt, while I refer t.oagro<-a minrepreeen
bxttou which appears in the PtXyfwa of Ibis
rnorning, [in the report of the proceedings of
•he Conveation as r,pr.rte<l hy the Reporter,]
|inr|ioriiiig to be UlUfXMrt of a conversation
wlii* b occurred upon the ilcor on Satnrday
last I .-.iy the misrepresentation li gros*—
gross, it it proveeded from ignorance, the ig
norance i« pitiable; if it proceeded from do
sign, tho malignity is contemptible. I refer
to the oouversatloa which oenuitefi between
ta* member from Wetzel (Mr. Ham.) and my
self. I have railed his attention to thestate
meut in the hiepatek, and nm happy to find
that he concurs entiteiy in the correctness of
my leeollection. I will read a portion of the
r«-port :
"Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, replied to Mr. Mac
farl.unl, hy remarking that 'fellow feeling
make* v* woudrons kind." Mr Maefarl.ind
here desired to know what Mr. Hall meant by
hi» remark. Mr. Hall rejoined, "I meant,
sir, just what I said. You and yonr friends
always went with Hrown while he was here,
and now when he ts proved to be a trnltor,
yon wish to vindicate him.' "
The member from Wetzel did use the lnn
guag« "a fellow teelmg,'' a* here reported,
and when I aske 1 him what he meant, he had
the candor to »iv at once that he had no re
ference to me. Vet, this simple incident, so
easy of comprehension by the plainest eauact
tjt, bs perverted and made the foundation of
injurious Insinuations. The gentleman will
agree with me in this statement of the facts.
Mr. Ham., of Wetzel.—l will add that my
re.-')ll.*ctiou of the conversation referred to, is
pretty much in accordance with the facts
which the gentleman from Richmond has de
tailed. When interrogated by him as to what
I meant by the expr»si-iiii "a fellow feeling
makes at wondrous kind," I certainly stated
distinctly that I had no reference to him, and
did not intend to reflect upon him.
An ordinance providing that the Hanks of
the !Stat«* shall not give ( redit to the notes of
the Banks of States inimical lo the Confederate
.-> ate.*, by receiving such notes in payment of
any public debts, wa- lr.troduced and laid upon
the table. An ordinance was considered giv
ing authority to the citizens of Virgiuia in
camp anywhere fit the Confederate .States to
vote, under certain restrictions, for President
and Vice-President of the Confederate State*,
Carried. An ordinance was submitted pro
viding that loyal citizens iv any part of the
State who, by reason of military occupation
ef the county seat by Lincoln's forces,
-hall be entitle.! to vote in any other pre
cinct where no such obstructions exist.
Mr. BXABOH, of PeierFbarg, moved to take
up an ordinance providing that all the county
and corporation Courts in the State shall
have power to enroll and draft into the ser
vice of the State, subject to the articles of
war. all able-bodied free negroes in the Sta'e,
and compel them to work on fortifications
and works of public defence. Moved to lay
on the table. Motion carried.
Mr. Fisheb moved that as soon as the same
shall be printed, the Secretary shall sendlo the
clerks of the County Courts two,and to the
members of this Convention ten, copies of all
ordinances of this body. Amended that all
ordinances of a penal nature be published in
certain newspapers of the State. Rejected.
The original ordinance was then passed.
Mr. M.-Rro.i moved to take up an ordinance
confining to the civil Courts of Richmond
the trial of persons suspe'-ted of treason who
may lie brought here by the military authori
ties of the State. Substitute offered and
Mr. Kisiikr offered a resolution inhibiting
the ciricer charged with that duty trom pay
ing Judge Thompson, of the iimh Judicial
Ihstrict,his salary as such Judge until fur
ther orders.
Mr. Goons submitted an ordinance provid
ing that wherever the words "I'nited State."
occur in the Code of Virginia or other laws
of the State, the words "Confederate States"
shall be substituted therefor. Amended by
adding "where applicable." Amendment re
jected—original ordinance passed.
>Ir. Janes Baunoox called the attention of
the House to the tact that the Committee on
Federal Relation* had just had an interview
with the President of the Confederation, and
be desired the committee to meet this evening
at 4i o'clock, and added that on the main
subject of the conference the interview was
An ordinance was then taken up prescrib
ing tlie oath of allegiance tor all oiiioers of
the Commonwealth, now or hereafter to be
appointed, aud that the Oourt of Appeals or
the Judge of the Circuit Court, shall be em
powered to declare such oflices as refuse to
take the prescribed oaths as vacant, and em
powering the Governor of the State to remove
all such recusants from office who are engaged
in the collection of the revenues ot the Slate,
and appoint others la their stead.
The hour of two having arrived, a recess
was taken till s_o'clock.
[The Convention at its BVXXUUaT session, ad
journed at too late an hour last to per
mit is to lay the proceedings before our read
ers tin.*- morning. They will be published to
morrow. 1
Ya.nkek ("obs os GsoßiiiA I.a.M's.—Onr
readers will recollect that much complaint
was made some weeks :*go by planters who
had used grain brought from the North and
West in putting in their crops. Its early tas
seling seemed to destroy all hope of a yield.—
We thought the complaint premature, as we
had often used with success the same variety
on a small scale for table use. A correspon
dent residing iv Talbot county writes us as
follows, under date of the.24 ih inst. :
"When 1 wrote you last, I told you a great
de.il of Northern corn had been planted in
this county aud those ad jjinin?, and the gen
eral opinion was that it would not do lor this
country. Since that time, some are mnch in
favor of it and express no regrets at having
steded with it. Cue of my neighbors has fif
teen acres ol bottom land planted, aud think*
tbe yield will be very heavy.
"Wheat has turned out aplendMly.and oats
doing the same. Corn looks well, but would
do better with rain."— Bam. Re.p
The DbbuSCM of the Mississippi.—The
Memphis Appeal, alluding to the defences of
the Mississippi river and tho appointment, of
Brigadier General Polk and Colonel Harde*
to the command thereof, says :
General Polk will have the command, as
Brigadier General, of the forces mustered into
the Confederate service, while General Pillow
is in no wise interfered with as Major General
of the Tennessee army. At the same time,
beiug relieved from ihe routine of dmies in
volved iv erectiug,the Mississippi river de
fences, he will hereafter be able to give more
attention to the particular work contemplated
In his appointment—that of organizing the
gallant army of the Volunteer State.
Major General Pillow and Brigadier Genera.
Polk are close aud bosom friends, and have
been so for twenty years, and our readers can
rest assured no conflict can occur between the
two officers. We happen to know that Gene
ral Pillow haa applied, with strong prospect
of success, to President llavis for orders for
higher duty and a position of more import
ance to the country.
Upon his arrival, General Polk will find the
defences erected in the last six weeks, under
the order of General Pillow, about completed.
They arc of Biich a character as to have met
the approval of all military men who have
examined them, and to si cure the Mississippi
Valley from invasion by our Northern ene
The Piratical Flbrt —There are seven ves
sels at present visible to the naked eye, lyiitjr
close to Santa Kosa, along the coast ot thai
island. The chartered l r . S. steam tran-port
Vanderbilt is amongst the arrivals since Sun
day morning, and during last nitrht anoth"r
large transport, supposed to he the Illinois, ar
rived at the anchorage. It is thought that the
concentration of so many laipe vessels in the
vicinity of Fort Pickens Indicates some action
on the part of the uotorioOj Harvey Krown,
who claims to be the "Commander of all Mm
forces in Florida." Bah !he will soon discov
er that the greater number are opposed to him
and his command. True to the principle* oi
liberty, they can never recognise authority
founded npon despoti-m and the trampling
upon human right* and constitutional privi
leges.— Peneacola Observer, 2ith ult.
It will be remembered that the Vanderbilt
sailed from New York with a miscellaneous
cargo, including Billy Wilson's Cot Throat
Faox 4.LIXASDBIA.—A telegraphic dispatch
to tbe Northern press, dated Alexandria, June
98, says:
Information was received from tbe Zouave
camp this morning, ann*__un:iug the sate ar
rival of Lieut. Harrlgan and tue Captain of
the Zouaves, whoa. abMnce lust night gave
rie. to fear's for their safety. Lieut. Hewitt's
company returned at midnight, without meet
ing the Confederate cavalry. Private Mur
phy, of campany £, U. S. cavalry, is still
musing. Tbe affair nt Claud's Mills seem*
to have heen only another attempt to harass
our pickets, who are at present the ouly vic
tims of their warfare, aud to notify as of their
presence They made only two captures,
neither of wboiu were prepared for reaiitanue
when pounced upon by about fiiuseu cavalry
lrom a side road Private Murphy, of the
11. 8. cavalry, wax for lbs moment off his
herae. The other, a Zouave, was ens-aged io
picking übsrftfs, slid without hit arms. Ano
ther portion of the Confederate oarairv,
about forty eft-nag, drove iv ths United State*
picket, to within & mile of Unmix Kills,and
The Enxaxemeats at Again Creek A Mai
last Defeure-Hlshlr Interesting State
ment*- The Results ef the Achievement.
To the Hdttort of the Ditpntch .—What haa
surprised me more than anythlngelee in these
days of exaggeration, when every little sXir
ini.-'h is mnguifled into a battle, is that bo lit
tle has been thought of the repeated attacks
upon, find, in particular, the three days' ter
rific cannonade of, the little sard-bog battery
at < r.-'me Point, Aqnia Creek. For so glorious
a re-ult, with such means of resistance to the
attacking lorce, 1 know nothing to be com
pared to it.
The main cause, perhaps, of this under
valuation, (to use a mercantile phrase,) may be
attributed to the unsatisfactory official report,
whh h gave a brief account, as of nothing ex
traordinary, of what was indeed a glorious
I happened to be at the Creek on the even
ing when the first attack was made by a single
steamer, since ascertained to be the Freeborn.
This attack, as I heard an officer say, was evi
dently ouly designed to get the range of our
gnns, as only about a dozen shot* were ex
changed. One of the enemy's rifled shells
passed through the redoubt and explcded in
the ollic-rj'quarters, beneath the Captain's
bed, and demolished everything in the apart -
ment. Hy the fragment of another shell, one
man wan sligh'ly wounded in the hand. This
was the only casualty.
It wits taken for gran ted that another attack
would be made. I went the following day to
the Poiut, bnt. everything was quiet, except
ing that onr boys were busy strengthening
their redoubt, by throwing up additional
quantities of sar.d in front. Ihe next day
(Friday) 1 again rode over after breakfast, and
had no sooner reached the range of hills
which overlook the point, than I saw that
something interesting was abont to take place.
In addition te the Freeborn, there were two
other armed steamers, one of them, however,
a small lug, which were evidently preparing
for an attack. Soon after 10 o'clock they ap
proached and opened lire, which was steadily
returned by our battery of two funs.
In about half au hour after the action be
gan, the Parcel] battery, of four small rifled
gnns, was brought to the height near whi.h 1
stood, and opened upon the enemy, and some
of its shot mutt have struck him, tor he im
mediately returned its fire, and did so from
time to lime while the fight lasted.
In the meantime the shot were flying into
and the tliell were bursting over our little
battery on the point, and several times we
thought that it was destroyed; but when
our fears had grown almost to certainties, the
boom of the gun would tell that our detend
eis maintained their post. About half-past 1
the enemy withdrew. Our men were whol
ly unhurt; what injury the enemy sustained
we could not tell ; but it must have been con
siderable, as he was repeatedly struck.
Soon after the tigh', one of the steamers
went up the river; it was supposed to procure
assistance, aud the supposition proved cor
rect. On Saturday morning a large three
masted steamer, which proved to be the
Pawnee, mounting 14 heavy guns, had joined
the squadron of the day before, and all were
evidently preparing for an attack. The man
ner ,n which our men had maintained their
post the day before s-atistied me that they
would do their best; but 1 regarded their an
nihilation ascertain when I looked u_hmi the
overwhelming force arrayed against them.
Owing, It was said, to the small amount of
ammunition, the Pureed bittery wae not this
day brought into action, but one of the guns
eras placed la the Game Point battery. Only
ihiuk—two large and one small rilled gun,
looking like a 0-pounder, against four steani
ers, on* With 14 guns, heavier than those in
the battery, and th« others carrying as many
in th*aggregate—some of them rifled ones.
Just before the first shot was lired, the
building at the extremity of ihe wharf was
set on flreand the bridge leading to it blown np
by the defenders. Between 11 and 12 the battle
began, and continued for live mortal hours;
and when the cannonade and the conflagra
tion were at their height, the grandest specta
cle wit* exhibited which 1 have ever seen or
exjiect to see, and I wish that every lover of
the sublime could have b«en there. Tbe in
cessant flashes through a shovi of flame, the
eddying smoke, and the hiss and wfiia of .all
sn.l .-hell hurling and bursting la tfceair.with
the loud reports reverberating among the hills,
made us, as I have said, tremble for the little
band which was literally girdled with fire.
Bui there was a flag-staff beside the re
doubt, and onr hearts were cheered as, from
time to time, through the lifting smoke, we
saw that our flag was triumphantly waving.
"Poor fellows:" we exclaimed, again and
again, as a shell burst apparently in the very
midst of the battery; but, in a i aent, the
report of a gun would tell that ough, at
least, were left to defend it.
The enemy hauled off, leaving a partially
demolished sand-bank, with its defenders un
scathed behind it. His loss must have been
severe as evinced by the number of times he
wa- struck and the i>recipitation of his rc
treitt—ti retreat which received a salute of
three cheers and a parting shot from the little
For the disparity of force, and thequantity
of ammunition expended by the enemy in su
brief a space of time, the defence of Game
Point 1 consider unpaialelled in the annals ox
modern warfare.
To sunt up th* injury known to hive been
sustained by the enemy, the An.eoeta was so
much injured that the carpenters who survey
ed her pronounce that she cannot be repaired.
The Pawnee is admitted to have been eight
tiires struck—one of them a mating shot,
which dismounted two of her guns. The
Freeborn took up twenty-one dead bodies —
Among them, it is reported that of the 'Jd
Lieutenant of the Pawns* and there were
upwards of fifty wounded—among thorn, the
Commander of th.* latter vessel.
The results of the achievement cannot be
two highly estimated. Had the battery been
silenced. Gen. Scott, in port-nance of his
plan, would have fortified the railroad, taken
possession of Fredericksburg, therefrom take
the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, cut off
the communication between our Northern
army, and march* d with his hordes directly
upon the Capital. An I-.TH-Wir.vßße.
The Kuan Shki.i. ix the Finn at llethbi,.—
From late accounts of this spirited cymbat, it
appears that the rifle shells invented by our
townsman, Dr. Read," rendered efficient aid
in discomfiting ilia invaders of the Old Do
mic, ion.
The Howitzer Battery, under Col. Mag-ru
der, did good service; but the prominent place
is assigned to a Parrott gun, firing the Kead
.-hells, which were puiarbase.l last year by the I
Military Co-umissieners of Virgiuia.
These shells, itseems, were fired With much
precision, and exploded with such fatal effects
iv the ranks of tn* enemy as to render the
working of the hostile artillery almost impos
The Parrott guns, prudently provided by
Virginia, were cast iron six-pounders, manu
factured and rifled expressly for tiring the
Head shells. We do not wonder that they
should have made their mark at Bethel, a*
we have just inspected a table of practice with
one of these same guns at West Point, last
summer, showing that a shell weighing nine
and a half pounds, fired with only oue pound
of powder, ranged two miles and a quarter
at 15 deg. elevation, and at 8S deg elevation
struck three miles and a half from the gun.
If such results can be attained with the
Read shells from small field-pieces, weighing
but nine hundred pounds, what may we not
expect when our ten-inch Columblads and
heavy lUhlgren guns are rilled and furnished
with similar projectiles as they readily may
be by our Southern foundries I—Tuscaloosa
A Slap at Geb. McCi.ei.lan—The Wash
ington correspondent of the New York Tri
bune thus hits at Major General McClellan :
Kentucky comes within the angle of inci
dence. The train ot i>eacc-makers, bearing
palm« and si>ij;:;:g pasteculß, with the venera
ble bell-wether, Mr. Crittenden, in the van, is
hailed by a flonri-h of trumpets from the lip?
of Major General McClellan. He has con
cluded an enduring truce. When lien. Harney
was baited into a similar trap in Missouri, it
was supposed bo Other. General would be im
mediately led into a pitfall: brttweareto
live and learn with each diurnal paving o'tt
of our mortal coil. When (Jen. .McClellan
telegraphed to Washington sotoe weeks ago
lor periTiisMon to bey fifty dollars' worth of
pine lnmber for a carnp-.hapel, ther" were
many who believed that he would wield the
sword ol the spirit with more muxr-lo than the
carnal weapon of Ames fi Co s mannfai tun .
Hi>g«nins is not war, but negotiation. He
chines in didil'e.i diplomacy, and is second in
the order of Generals who preach peace on
earth and good will to men.
tins'. Johhsob—The Winchester Virginian,
ot the 2»th nit., says i
If there be those who desire information as
to tb. whereabouts of Gen. Johnson's army,
we will inform them tbat lt is all about In
spots—just where it ought to .be. It is cer
tainly not at Harper's Ferry—nor can ws say
it is at Winchester—although we saw one or
two regiments pass through town yesterday.
For farther information, inquire of Abe Lin
Tbe same paper says i
Some of our friends express fears tbat Lin
coln's troops will take possession of Harper's
Ferry. For one, we say, let them come aud
take it. They may now station there fifty
thousand troops, for all we care.
Fibb_-Abmh -Mt-.«.-r- A. B Barrett A. Co ,
proprietors of tbe southwestern Foundry, a.
this place, have recently commenced the'
manufacture of fire-arms They have about
twenty hands now axnployed, and are tnrning
out at this time fen .-.ie* a day. When they
get their machine-jr iv complete order, which
we are assured will be tn a few days, they
will be able to turn out from 25 to 2<j guns per
day. fhe gnns manufactured by Tb.Be gen
tlemen have been inspected aud approved by
competent juugaa. Su far as w.oura*lv**ai.
c ifmfcip ot Jagging, wg have no bxsttanpj ia
•ayiw that they are mgo rifle* a) tan fig
madr»oyuherg. Wg und»,. an**\t»i it v
{bs jr. Wulioa of Cha. lUoyd to snrjbly bit
irifiAd* witH tM B&rwi rtfo.*- .t¥*«*«.ii
T*ltf*ph> »™ .
I II 'I ■
Vaßdallaax lv IXerthweat Virginia.
We find the following account of tbe doings
of the Ohio and Pennsylvania troops, wbo
have invaded Northwest Virginia, as given by
their own organ in Wheeling. To wreak ven
geance on these wretches at their own homes
will be for nil Virginians a labor of love :
The Wheeling lutelligencer(Republlcan) has
the following letter narrating the exploits of
the Federal troops in Western Virginia :
SXtIXXXT*X, Va ~Tnne 22.—Yesterday a de
tachment of Ohio troops, onder Capt. Calle,
of the 2otb regiment, company I, arrived here
from Mannington, via Hessville and Lumbers
port, at which last place they took several
prisoners. Shortly after nightfall Capt. Calle
detached a squad of men to go down to Kight
ar's, under the guidance of two of onr titisens.
On arriving at Righter's house Captain Calle
left his men in the yard, and advanced to the
door, but conld not gain admittance. In a few
moments a signal was heard at the back of
the house, and Instantly about seventy or
eighty rebels, Who had been collected and con
ceahd by Kighter in the ot chard, rushed
around the corner of the house and fired on
Capt Calle and his men, wounding one In the
breast another In the arm, and wounding Jno
Nay .one of our citizens very badly in the groin.
Ou this a'tr.ck the troops fired and dispersed,
leaving Nay and the man wounded in the
breast lying on the gronnd. They were after
wards carried to Nay's father r, who lives
about half a mile from Righter's. The one
wounded In the breast has since died. The
ball has been extracted from Nay's wound,
and it is thought he will recover.
Cc.pt. C. before daylight this morning, dis
patched messengers to Clarksburg and went
himself to F.tirmout. He returned about
noon to-day, with about SU men—went to
Righter's, great numbers ol our citizens ac
companying. They found the premises de
serted. The troops entered Ins house and ap
propriated everything they thought would
be useful. They then set Are to the house
(which you know is one of tbo finest in this
section "of the country,) to the stables, barn,
and all the outbuildings, and they were con
sumed in one genera! coniHgration. I was
present and witnessed it. They theu took all
the horses on the farm, several wagons and
buggies, loaded ihe wounded men into them
and moved to Mannington. Anotht-r com
pany from Fairmont went to Worthington —
About 1M came down from Clarksburg this
afternoon,and in company with a body of
Home Guards from Simpson's creek, went
over to the Coon's run conuiry just after
dirk. Their object is to form a sort of ring
hunt and close in on Righter's posse. I think
the expedition will be successful.
One incident occurred at Kighter's, at the
sacking of the premises, thatl must not omit.
Onr troops had one Banks Corban (a noted
rebel) prisoner While they were guarding
him, he (being on horseback) started off as if
to escape. They commanded him to halt
twice, but he paid no attention. They again
told him to stop or they would shoot him
from his horse. Instead cf complying he put
spurs to his horse and attempted to escape.
Thecaptaiu ordered his men to lire on him,
when about a hundred obeyed, at leait fifty
balls striking him in the back, and nearly
cutting him in two. He fell from his horse,
lifeless, not knowiug what hurt him.
The intelligencer remark*, editorially, that
Nay is supposed to be mortally wounded, and
that four or live of his friends were fired on
and three killed. The property destroyed at
Highter's was very valuable. The residence
was a very fine one, and the horses and other
stc. k on the farm, (which is one of the best iv
Marion county,) are of superior quality. Mr
R. lived like it prince, but liow all is de
Heisian Villainy.
A Yankee, named Stejilieii*-, Adjutant of
one of the Vermont Regiment.?, thus speaks
of his exploits while on the road to Great
On reaching: the berul of the road I took a
survey of the rear, to "see what 1 might see,"
and discovered a single soldier coming to
ward me, and waited tor him to come up.—
1 found it was Clark, of the Bradford compa
ny. Before he reached me, I observed a
horseman coming at full speed towards me —
On reaching the house he turned in, which in
duced me to think him a Secessionist. I or
dered Clark to cover him wiih his ritle, and,
revolver in hand, ordered him to dismount
and surrender. He cried out, "Who are
you?" answer, "Vermont!" "Then raise
your piece, Vermont; I am Col. Duryea, of
th*Zouavee." ami so it was. His gajr look
ing red boys just appeared turning the
corner of the road, coming towards
ns lie asked me the cause of the tiring in
Ihe re:ir, and whose premises we were on. I
told him he knew the first as well as I did,
but as to the last could give full informa
tion; that the house belonged to one Adjutant
Whiting, who, just before, had sent a bullet
whizzing by me, and shot one of my boys,
and that my greatest pleasure would be to
burn the rascal's house in piyment. "Your
Wish will be gratified at once," said the Colo
nel. "I am ordered by Gen. Butler to burn ev
ery house whose occupant or owner tires upon
our troops. Burn it." He leuped from his horse,
and 1 upon the steps, and by that time three
Zouaves were with me. I ordered them to
try the door with the buts of their gun*;
down went the door, and in we went. A well
packed traveling-hag lay upon a mahoga
ny table. I tore it open with the hopes of
finding a revolver, but did not. The first
thing I look out was a white linen coat;
I luid it on the table, and Colonel Duryea
put a lighted match to it. Other clothing was
added to the pile, and soon we had a rousing
fire. Before leaving I went into the large par
lor In the right wing ot the house; it was
perfectly spleudid. A large room with a ta
pestry ear pet, a nice piano, a fine library oT
miscellaneous books, rich sofas, elegant chairs
with superior needle-work wrought bottoms,
what-not* in the corners, loaded with articles
of luxury, taeta and refinement, and upon a
mahogany centre table lay a Bible and a
lady's portrait. The last two articles 1 took,
and have them now in my posses-don. I also
t iok a decanter of most excellent old brandy
from the sideboard, aud left the burning
The last number of the Winchester Vir
ginian contain* the following :
When Lincoln's thieves crossed the Poto
mac river, at Williamsport, they visited the
house of a wealthy gentleman, of Berkeley
county, named Cunningham, who, with his
family, (except a large number of negroes,)
left the premises. The rogues ransacked the
honse from top to bottom, taking everything
that suited their fancy. In the eating line,
they went so far as to take old hen turkeys off
tbeir nests (poor as Job's) and cooked the
egg 3 which had been set on for weeks. A large
tub of sour milk, in which th.* ladies had
been soaking petticoats, lor whitening pur
poses, the starved puppies drank up as vora
ciously as ever famished honmi* lapped but
They endeavored to persuade the negroes to
leave their master, but the Africans were so
disgusted with their conduct and filthy Ap
pearance, that they scorned to have anything
to do with such trash. One of the blacks stole
off some valuable papers belonging to bis
master and hid tbem, to save them from
spoliation hy the wretched vandals.
Attebpt to Assa«*isate.—On Thursday
evening last, as Mr. Wm. Ilhett was return
ing; In a buggy from hi* farm, not far,from
Charleston, he was fired ujion by a person
concealed on the opposite side of the road,
near the Six mile House. A portion of the
chare**, which was large-sized duck shot, eu
tert*d his buck, left a-in aud left leg, wound -
hag hurt in a serious and paintul manner. Al
though he heard the discharge ot the piece
and lelt a shock, he was not immediately con
scious of being shot. A man of larse size and
dark complexion was observed to run off >>y a
person riding a little distance behind. Cir
cumstances point strongly to a laborer em
ployed on a neichboring farm, who had re
cently been brought before a magistrate for
trespasses by Mr. Ilhett, as the perpetrator of
the crime, and he ha* been arrested and lodged
iv jail.— Charleston Mora r>i
Stabviso Oct.—The crop of wheat In the
Valley of Virginia, from all that we have
■eea and heard, will be decidedly the best that
has been harvested lor the taxi ten years. It
not only stand.* uu-omnionly thick upon the
ground, but il i» of a very enperior quality.
The corn, owing to a very wet spring, it> back
ward : but an unu-tial "uai.nty has been
planted, and, with a continued good season, a
very heavy yi*dd may be anticipated. The
idea of starving out ihe South is amusing.
After supplying the wanta of all our people,
we would have Bufftcleut left to feed the half
starved, lan tern-jawed hyenas of tbe North,
with such prodigality as to kill them all in
six months With apoplexy — Win.httttr Re
Exbcctiox —The Peusacola Tribune, of the
25th ult., says: "Two notorious characters,
Mcd lock and Etberidge, who, In the capacity
of Murrell men, nave been Infesting tbe coun
ties adjoining the State line of Alabama and
Florida, were on Sunday last, about 10
o'clock, bung by cltiseus several mile* from
this city, on tb. line of the Railroad. Med
lock had been coufiued iv jail in Pensacola,
several months ago, but escaped. There were
about to or 60 persons present at tb* hangiug,
and we learn tbat everything wa* conducted
very well The trapdoor wa* thrown by n
negro. Tbe citisens of our county will no
doubt he relieved now, that these men are ex
Fivs Hj-BDBsn l)tii.LAß* Rbwabb.-— M. S.
liedrtck, the agent tn New Orleans of the Vir
ginia Sewing Machlue Oompany, offers five
hundred dollars reward for tbe capture and
delivery into his hand* of the flag presented by
tbe Wheeler * VYitaoa sewing mac bin* com
pany, ot New York, to Company 1). Tbtr.
I**p to B-glment New Yovk state Militia—
Thi* piwssute X ti«x opportunity for turns ef
dur gallantvolunteer* ia V.f-fU.% of making
fiuiui. When they cot!* ill COftUVft Will, f|ff
■fi~sba»snnaßlnJsssnßfi ill 11 ■■
J/ettructire Fire.- —The alarm of Are at six
o'clock yesterday evening was caused by a
dense volume of smoke proceeding from the
Interior of the Penitentisry, wbich was found
to be caused by tbe burning of tbe carpenter
shop attached to the institution, and the Hams*
spreading, in the absence of any means for its
prevention, soon set fire to the other large
shops located in proximity to the above, which,
after burning for several hours, were, with tbeir
contents, reduced to ashes. The loss to the
State we should judge to be at least fifty thous
and dollars, thi greater part of which might
have been saved ha.f water been abundant.
The location of the State's prison is peculiar
ly unfortunate in respect to its means of ob
taining water for extinguishing conflagrations
that may be set agoing by tbe machinations of
convicts. The lire yesterday evening was the
work of some one of the inmates, no doubt —
Theptisoners at the time of the above casual
ty were doing good service to the State and
Southern Confederacy, by manufacturing
goods for the use of the army. We presume
that their exertions will be put at an end for
some time to come. That is the reason, no
doubt, that incited some one of them to
fire the building. The burning of the
Penitentisry workshops il a great loss
to the State at this juncture—more so
than *uch an occurrence could possibly
have been happening at any other time.—
We did not hear of the escape af any of tbe
prisoners. Col. Pendleton, the worthy Super
intendent, exerted himself with zeul and effect
to prevent the spread of the flames. He was
aided by a large number of volunteer citizens,
as well as soldiers. It will be impossible, we
presume, to supply the loss of looms in the
weaving departments, the machines having
been obtained in New York. A violent rain
which fell during the lire, tended a little to
stay its progress.
Jfasn'l Court, Yeaterday. —The Mayor yes
terday detained for further examiuation John
Rosl and Jackson Palmer, charged with stab
bing Augustus P. (tirard in the back with a
bayonet. The complainant did not make his
appearance.—Henry R. Beuatry, Tim Hogan,
.!»». Uitrille. Dan Mitchell, Ueo. Lott, Mike
Winters, Jas. Ryan, and Jno. Ryan, arrested
for various drunks aid acts consequent there
on, wero admonished and delivered to their
officers, being soldiers.—fa*. I). Founkhold,
arrested for chasing people out of PalmoreV
dtinking saloon with a drawn sabre, was de
tained for want of surety of the peace.— Pat
rick H. Connell was committed for a breach
of the peace.—Charles, slave of Mrs. Jas.
Ellett, was ordered 30 lashes for breaking in
to Philip Bargheimer's store and ."tealing $10.
Edward Fitzgerald, charged with robbing a
slave of $7, was committed to jail until the 2 I
of July.—Blackstone, slave of Henry Thweatt,
was ordered .'.O lashes for H--.niiui.c- Win.
Maxwell in the street with a brick.— Eleven
negroes, arrested for vagrancy, non payment
of taxes, fie-, were sent to jail, where, as the
prospe.iti- opens for their being put to work,
they will doubtless purge themselves of the
charge of vagrancy by paying their taxes, and
thus escape work. ''Sensible t>. the last."
Reported Death of a Citizen —Messrs. Blair
«fc Chamberlain, of this city, received a tele
graphic dispatch yesterday from Lieut. Rich'd
B. Kennon, stating that Mr. Henry Haines,
;son of Garland Haines, Esq., of Henrico
county,) a member of the Governor's Cuard,
had been killed Sunday night, by the enemy,
while out scouting near Fairfax C»urt-House.
In reply to a message whether a burial case
should be sent for his, remains, a reply was re
ceived that it was not thou necessary, as his
b'tdy had not been recovered. Thu suggests
the possibility tbat tho unfortunate casualty
mentioned did not take place. This wears an
air of probability, because at tho time the
intelligence of the death of Mr. H. was re
ceived it was also rumored that his two com
panions had been captured by the enemy. He
may a*su have been captured.
Ho'pital at Mason*' Hall, Ibth Hteect, Church
Hill. —This hospital was opened about four
weeks atro, when it received thirty-six sick
men from Col. Fannin's Arkansas Regiment.
All of these except two have recovered and
gone to join their comrades, near AflXXaa Creek.
Numerous other patients from other cornjianios
have come and gone, making, prohably, about
one hundred who have loft the hospital.—
About forty are there now.
Only two deaths have occurred—one of
these was Patrick O'Riley, of the Hampden
Artillery, of Richmond, who died in twenty
four hours, from injuries received on his head
hy a fall from his horse at Griffin's Spring —
The other, Mr. Mears, of Arkansas, died soon
after he vva3 brought to the hospital, from
a complication of diseases. Private donati a<
of food, delicacies aud money, are welcome at
the ho.-pital.
The people of Church and I'nion Hill*, by
their care and labors for the Tenresseeaiiß at
the Hull of Company G, and the Temperance
Hall, have given themselves a lasting title to
the esteem and gratitude of those whu receiv
ed tbeir timely aid, and indeed of all who
love our country and its brays defenders.
The contributions of mean* and por.itinal at
tendance at the Masons' Hall, show.* that tbe
charities of thi* part of the city are not ex
hausted, in further proof of which we can
state that parties are ready to re-orenthe
Temperance Hall as a hospital whenever
Many at the sick soldiers have been also
quattarud at private house* among- tho good
people aforesaid, where they have lo'ti at
tended with the care of near relatives.
httreatimg from the I'otomac Diaitiam, — A
gentleman who has been engage.l f*r some time
past in perilous scouting duty in the Potomac
Division of the Confederate Army, prefented
us yesterday with a splinter knocked from a
tree by a Federal canton ball, oppos'iK* Wil
liamiport. Mil. The ball was find from tho
Maryland side, grazed tbo tollhouse on the
Virginia side, and struck the tree about
a mile distant lrom the river. The same gen
tleman informs us that one of our picket*, (a
neaiber of CoL Btewart's Cavalry,; was shot
last Thursday, and supposed to be mor*
tally wounded. Tbe ball struck him in the
left hip, and passed through his stomach. We
did not learn hie name.
The cannon ball above spoken of, and a
shell that fajled to explode, were subfe.iuen-t
--ly found by our soldiers.
The Federalists, about S.nnO strong, were
encamped at Williamsport, under Gen. Ca.l
-wallader, and were throwing up defence-.
Dexiraole Thing. —From the fre<*nent net*
af violence reported m$ having been commit.
ted by parties dressed in ".-oldier clothes,"
whereby numbers of worthy men now engaged
in the defence of tbeir country nre Brought
into contempt l.y no fault ax their own, it
would seem judicious, as far as it can he done,
to keep the disorganizing cltunenis un ier sti ict
surveillance. The otnc rs strive zealously to
■lo this, but cannot always succeed. Tbeir
companies sometimes are brought into di-M
--greet.ble prominence by acts which they would
be the last to countenance and first to punish.
If any disorders are n ported on the j.art
of persons who I laim M be military tncu to
escape the penalty of their n'isderds, thb r*AY
eral cncampuionts now located in thi* city
will be removed to some suitable place lour or
five miles lv tbe country. This has hten de
termined on, a' we Lear. Such a bXXbbbxj will
materially increase the discomfort* of tb-se
who have peacefully conducted themselves;
yet, it would act as an effectual extinguisher
on the rowdy tendencies of those who, though
few in number, contrive to give a bad name
to all their brother soldiers.
Attention, Friends of Liberty ! —We direct
particular attention to the advertisement un
der this hsad proposing the formation in
this city of a new volunteer company, to be
attached to the First Regiment of Virginia
Volunteers. We understand that Mr. James
Mitchell, a citizen of Richmond, and a son of
that distinguished friend of the South, John
Mitchell, the Irish patriot, is interesting him
self in the formation of this company. This is
aot only a guaranty that the company will be
speedily raia*d, but that they will be put un aa
effective footing. An invocation to the
" Friends of Liberty," from a son of John
Mitchell, cannot pass unheeded.
Mustered /...—The M»r4* Lafayette, the
(ue c nupany that arrived here from Mobil,
two weeks since, wen iui)«ter*d into th* ser
vice of the Confederal* State* yesterday—
The (turds, mostly composed of eitisent of
Franco birth, tra fim*4 wufr Mlfifilfi wftsfeatg,
which thai knot rtf* well how to uta. Txfi
eomtiaiy hold.» pf*o«ifi«Bl position fißttftf
\mWm\mmjk r ,
A Sorry ewpaetaele. —The company . ( f ___,
man beings which may be seen sJmott an.
morning making its way from tbe polj,, ____
tioa at tbe Old Market to the tribonal of hi.
Honor the Mayor, presents to every sensitis,
mind a sad and mournful aspect. VVs dorht
whether such a procession ought to b. pern it
ted to pas* uncovered through onr itraet*'-1
There would be an appropriatsn*Bi i n shutl...
them np in a large box on wheels, or a hearse
and thus coiduefißg Iftrro ilong unlin. an
people might tbink the dead were goi n - JJ
tbeir long home; and they would not I* mocr
mistaken, for many of these are indeed moral
ly dead.
" Lo*.t to virtu* l.>«t to inaoly thoriKht."
We see in these mournful procession, the
remains of female beauty, the relic* of ferns.*
virtue, tbe fragments of genius, and talert
and energy, and hope, with the bloated, bruised
bodies which were once instinct with life »..-.,_
ail that made life beautiful. It maybe, *r me
are not dead, but only sick temporarily. It
might reclaim them to hide them from the idle
gasc of the streets, and to warm into life by _
little considerate kindness the latent spark* el
self-respect. It surely harden* them to Bfifis*J
thcni in their shame.
Reading Matter for the. m%Uian, —Ther* ;»
a great sesreity here of tracts and small reli.
gious books fur circulation among the soldier*.
To supply this deficiency, some person.* hay*
resorted to the dii«tribiition of religious news
papers—a kind of reading more acceptable,
we dare say. to most of the sol.tier* than
tract 9, and which, with a little attention on
the part of their editors to this end in their
selections, may be n udo quite as useful as th*
Wo suppose, indeed w«j are sure, that the
publisher* of any of tbe Ikffia religious p»|-*r<
in our city will, if notice is given them ir»
time, furnish ai y number of extra copies, any
week, at low prices.
We know of no other way how, for the name
amount of money as they will est, so Urge «
mass of reading matter of tlis kind may be
obtained, or one which It likely to be more
useful by attracting and laufifacliag the leisure
hours of our men.
line Regiment —The Fifth Regiment af
North Carolina Volunteers arrived in Rich
mond yesterday morning via the Petersburg
Railroad. The Regiment is composed of th*
choicest material. If. comprises twelve
companies, embracing an aggregate of eleven
hundred and fifty men. The regimental
officers are Col. McKenny, Lieut. C..1. Ihrie,
and Maj. Greon, all good and experienced
officers. Immediately on the arrival of the
Regiment, they went into BUaXS in the vicinity
of the York River B>irr*U< Depot, and being
under marching orders left in the afternoon.
The men of thi-' Regiment have no reason N
complain of tbe ir' inner in which they ate
armed and equipped. They are capable ..(
meeting the enemy with any weapon with
which he may soe tit to advance. Their mus
kets are of the latost and most approved de
scription of that weapon.
Perxonal. —Among the arrivals in Rich
mond yesterday were, at the Exchange, Ja».
L. Orr, S. C; John Critchcr. Westmoreland;
John ti. Boyd, Clarksville; F. D. Fenner, N.
0.; Capt. Geo. N. Hollins, C. S. Navy ; I*. H.
Parker, Norfolk; N. 11. Lane, Ala.; W. 11.
Cain, Vicksburg ;J. B. McGardner, Md.; I.
11. Hall, Texns ; S. W. Allen, Caroline ; S. \.
Richardson, Staunton ; Briscoe (1. Baldwin,
do.; Dr. Wm. Meredith, Louisiana. At tbs
Spotswood House— Capt. Wm. 11. Cook, Wm.
Gibboncy, Wytheville; Stephen Neale, Md ,
Chapman J. Leigh, Va.: Wilkin* Bruce, Hali
fax, dtc;L. P. Payne. Bait.; W. B. Collii.*,
Portsmouth; Kcv. J. Grammer, Halifax ;W.
Brantley, Ala.; John M. Taylor, La., and
RotreU Cut Open. —Johu S. R ane, a tailor,
had his abdomen cut open, so that his bowel*
protruded, on Sunday evening, near the la c
residence of A;gy Peters, in Butchertown. It
appeared that Roan.* saw -i number of bb*bbxxi
disputing in the locality alluded t<>, and hopii.g
tj prevent adi turbanee drew near and re
quested them to desist. One el them repli.d
to the interference by plunging a knife in
Roane's bowels. Dr. Jacks-m was afterward*
called in, and succeeded in replacing the en
trail.-) and sewing up the gap.
flection of an Officer —Wo are inf irmtd
en good authority, tout as sd..q as the intelli
gence reached the State Convention yosterlsy
morning [communicated by a member frusi
Fredericksburg, who visited his family sa
Saturday,] of the gallant and Paul Jones like
daring ol Col. R. Thomas, that in secret bbX
i-ii.n he was unanimously confirmed a* a full
Colonel in the Provisional Army of Virgini*.
Col. T. was present in the Convention after
wards, and appeared as modest in demeanor
as he is daring in action.
.Vention irat made yesterday of the bursting
of a musket on Thursday of last week in the
hand< of Mr. Jno. Bouer, a member of the
Tredegar Battalion. The accident occurred s»
Mr. B. was trying his piece preparatory tn •
parade. The gun burst into many pieces, ani
blew off Mr. B.s left hand entirely, sssßjtakj
inten-ie agony, the surgeon's knife being re
quisite to remove the pieces of the limb wh:-h
did not fall a prey to ths force of the afiss*
sion. Tho explosion wa.-s I'auscd hy a naßßtt
in the musket.
trettiny /letter. —The condition of Mr. J"hn
Lindsay, recently wounded by a piitol \>a\\
thrcugh the abdomen at the Dime Saloon,
Main street, was regarded yesterday a* nitKb
mote favorable to an early recovery than at
any time .since the wtund was inflicted.
Where Located. —The Confederate BxnXXa
depot U loeaUnl on the South side of M»in
street, two squares below the County Osurt
House, and <• mtain* now frum 75 to I"0 ef
Old Abe's 'li*. ip!os. It is of course carefully
guarded day and night.
OSSM —The i Ith Regiment of Virginia Vex
uiii...-r.-i, C"i. Scott Hubbard emuuianding. Id'
thi- city yesterday evening about 7 o'clock.
The regiment embraces ten oompanisi, am •
them the Richmond Zouaves, Edward •**>
Counell, Captain.
Payinn ['p. —The financial depart inn.;- f
City,' State and Confederate Governmenti
were filled with coupon h"ld>'m yesterdsy. re
ceiving the payment of July interest on th*
bonds "* tbe respeetiv" authoriiies named.
Marriage Lioamtat), —Sixteen marriage li
censes .ire issue! hy the Clerk of the Ilust
ing« Court during the BXoatl "f June. The
business ..| getting married if not at all inttr
rupted by the progre*-- af the war.
H'<•/•■«.,«e._-A fine company ol Cavalry from
Natchez, Mississippi, arrived in Ui- hmond M
Mmhmrmtd. Mafia or m. re negroe" arraign
ed yesterday for vajra'iey and iion-payuii-ut
of laxe . wire discharged by the Mayor.
Lieut. Walker, of tfi* afcxJOUxJ Iffifir B**XBf"
shire Keviment, who wa* Billed on the sfsXl
Jer*ey RaUsesaf, wa* Lulled on the irtth all ■
in lltip.or.l, N. 11 , w..h a* much pomp at
pof sible.
The mvhin.ry of the | eder.il steamer •'"'
orado bre-lie down while at sea. on the *'-b
of June It find been •'tampered with,'*'
the t;harle»tou (Mass.) Navy-Yard.
Warren I.iikin*. a well known rltiXX* si
Monta-nm<->ry. umloi*- ot tb. Alabann volun
teers, died at Norfolk oa Tuesday.
A little girl died in Brooklrn, N. V , r»*
cently. from eating wild lettuc. and another
wax in a dangerous condition.
Oen. Huger, commanding at Norfolk, ba*
loaned an order for the observance of ths in
Of Jaly xt thxt post.
Hon. (leorge W. Brown disd suddenly, ou
Sunday last, of paralysi*. at his reeideu. •*.
near Haacansvlll., Thomas county, (la
Jacob B. Mcdwir*. a lawyer, of M v b.
(la , has b**n arrested for negro Bteallng and
breach of trust.
E. .1 Johnston A Co.. of Macon. <*a, bay* i
fabricated a handsome aword, de.ig.eC a* •»
pr*s«ut to President Havls.
James l». aud Wm. Carson, arrested in s '
Lonis for liwas-on, h«ve been admi"ed to bad
In h*tßmofffi'»v*rk-li.
Col. McMillan la raising a i-egtment le
Northeaet Georgia, which will soon be n**>if
to tek. the Build.
Why is Brigadter (leueral SchemX like H"
lingam. 1 Bsoaaee a* wa* rejected a» **'
The marriage of tbe Friar**. Alie. *' ,k
Priae. Lout* of U**x* U not to tab* pise •-*•*»
year, but wilfbe c*w braird early la lie*
Ta* ftfiXllfifi fit ta* oeilbagj of tfifi prts*'*
axwfitafi ii tkT. Fraaofi taptra
Vfilea liBBWMir prufidfifig* agaifitl 11.
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