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P- MABBeTC Editor" ft f rflpViMor, "frMi:ni-,'i,7 HAT L' U 1 M'Tm A Yl oTThosI -'' OfR paper hns been issued a day j incorporate what lie. mil the "Militia of tlic Inter tlmn usual. Our obituary culuinn will Sens," so tlint every .ship may, in some niea I'iplnin thc cnue. ! sure, If? a man-of-war, hiu! constitute, to'a Nf Cotton 8r.ni)." u arc indebted to the Hon. .Tame FI. mmpbell for Moinecottou wed and also smie tobacco seed, which we will distribute iimnug those who desire to cultivate it. . - - . - - i The irrcnt .iicce.-'s fritiK Gt'N-BoA in. ,.r... 1 .... 1 At.-1 . '"'-"" .""' '.. iii-y ),,,. so fuIlv un(i m n,,h. demonstrated du- haveronden.d ,n the pr. r.t war. will cause ; tUtf. thc ,,rMl.nt .MXio that no divcrsitv an entire revolution in 1 our Navy. The im- ,lfopini(m ran Dm , tW; ,,,i'"''l,h ,,,eir h' of : .ject. Tt is more than probable that urn. trom 40 to KtO guns, and from 100 to COO Ort.nt would have been overwhelmed at men, have had their d:.y. The gun-boats rittaburg l.R,lin.,. -mil it llt l.rn for . have Prowl not on,y Uluru 'fi'"l. 1t inec-ant and terrific shower of shot and much more economical, and have p. ribiincd ,. thr(vu 1v 1( gm.hwU the c.romlo service that could not have been performed ' 1(.(t an(l lhc T..er I)V wlli,.h thc T,,hvh. wfrc by other vessel In this the wisdom -'f! kipt in check until the urrivul of Gen. Iluell. that Mgaclotw statesman and npostlc of tru,Mur n-nihr m.,y flirm w).np i(,,,ft of 0r Democracy, Thomas Jefferson, has been fully pn,Ht enimercial marine from the following . vindicated. When he recommended this: ..(;rcflt nritian has 81. Out) vessels with a system it was rejected, and until within a five tuillion tonnage; 'France has 14.315". verv short period this was used by his ene- j vessels, of 720.000 tuns; Spain 1,000 vessels nm 0 a bvc-word and a term of nprooch : 3.S0'000 tons The ng.irrrgute vessels . ... . . , belonging to Sardinia. Jllscanv, Naples, against his memory. .Tcllcrson was a true sk.y. 1t,1,lli States, A ustria, Grei-ee. Turkey exponent of Democracy, as understood by ! llnlland, Hutnburg, Hremen, I'russia, )en our forefulhi rs, whose basis was '-Virtue. I murk, Norway, Sweden, Hussia, Mexico nnd Liberty ami Independence.'' It bore no resemblance whatever to that villainous I rompounii 01 treason, wavery. ignorance aim : inillKinsot tons; so we liave U.SOil vessels superstition the Hre'kinrid;;e Democraev ! wore than Great Britain, w ith a half million of the present day advocated bv dciirning I ?r4'nt,-r tonnage than hers ; three times as . m ' 1 . j- 1' .,7 , I manv vessels as France, and at least eight po.ilicmns. These modest On .pies of Ureck- j timc ,.,, tonJU(c . 'flye ,1m lc nm. mridgc do not hesitate to denounce Jeflei sou !kt of S))anish vessels, with fourteen or lif R' an Abolitionist, Ihtsusc he viewed the j teentiincs her tonnage ; and our number of MUition of slavery m Washington, Franklin, vrs,'lil is m'nr,-v t (lu"1 lo ,h.,; ,vt SM ls of M y, , ., . . . ... of other maritime powers ol the earth, hav- Mason, and other true patriots of the evo- , s000 000 of on9 Ur lhnn't,idr lutiou did, nnd as Jackson, Douglas, and united tonnage. other distinguished patriots and Democrats have done since. Hun. Peter Knt kh a I'ri ckinriilpc Democrat ! ffmokc that in yourilutch )po yc luyal llepullicatij. filar. low thc editor ef the Ftar eoniilcr the fact of Mr. l ut hnviug been a BrcckinritlRC Duiuocrat a matter t- boa."t of Wo know Knnncrat who himcxtly voted for DrockinrMgo praying to bo cpured long iuoui;U to atone tor thc sin of ;upporting fo vile a traitor. Wo hovo no word of ceui"uri; niruinjt tliouc who were deluded into thc support of Mr. lJreckin ridtfe, but for the man or men in the Norih who boat of that we entortain thc Fame foelinR wo do towards the arch rebel himself. Jioomslnri; Republican. '" There was a time when an honorable man of any party would rather have been charged with being an escaped convict than a friend and supporter of Arnold the traitor, yet Breckinridge is the most despicable and inexcusable traitor, of the two. The fact that we still have nmong.-.t us a few political charlatans, who do not only not regret hav ing supported Breckinridge, but boast of it, should open thc cyca of Biich democrats who w-cre unconsciously led to support the doc trines of this arch traitor, by designing politicians, under thc pretence of democracy. Hundreds of honest democrat have been misled by these men in nlmo.st every county, under this false plea. If Breck inridge ami his followers were democrats, then General Jackson and his supporters w-ero none. We did our best to nhow up these Breckinridge leaders last fall. M?" Sad At FAiu. Joseph Updegraph, a private in an Klmira company (.son of Dr. Cpdcgralf, formerly of this county ), was late ly shot dead in Virginia. He was a promis ing young man, and his death must have fallen heavily upon the cars of his mother, who has it husband and four fons iu the army. With a companion, he strajed from camp, when they were challenged by the guard, and w ere ordered to halt. His comrade did as ordered, and delivered up his arms. I'P'legrulY hailed, but n fused to lay dow n his arms, and after a parley, was shot by the guard. Updegraph fell a victim to the de- lnsive belief that the challenging party whs j a mock patrolman. ! j iW EstiMKTi Law and Ji stick. - George ; Vruneis Train, thc patriotic American, w ho ! , ; so nobly defended our cause in England, 1 was- indicted for keeping up a nuisance in the location of a street rail way in London. On his trial the Judge refused to hear a single witness as the Jury said their minds were made up. Mr Train has stated pul liciy that, before the trial, he had expended in actual cash, in feeing counsel, and other necessary preparation, no less a sum than s:x thousand dollars, and now complains, in j his peculiarly quaint style, not that he has I not had .fiv for that" he ays he did not J e v-ouv uiai m-y V.OU.U i.otctcu ,ei ... . .1.., .1 I I 1 . him have lair, for the pleasure of indulging iu which he paid so round a price. He thinks that he has Wen served something as Hecnan was, and that, fearing his ultimate, nuccess, the Court allowed the ropes to be eut, thus putting on end prematurely to the fight. At all events, there is not a couit of any class in our country that would accept the verdict of a jury that n fused to listen to the witnesses on both side. lf The refusal tif Mr. Dawes of thc In vtstigating Committee to furnish Mr. Cuui mings, with thc names of the preteuded friends, who said "Mr. dimming would make a clear brta;t of the transaction when he got w ell," is condeineil by all candid and fair minded men. Mr. Dawes' excuse was, that he would hold no correspondence with a man who charged thc committe with misrepresentations. (Sen. Moorehead then :ipUed but with uo better success. Judge Kelly's speech on this (subject placed Mr. Dawes and his committee, in a very ugly position. I VVhv. remarkable prediction of the late Lamented Colonel E. D. Baker, made at the Continental Hotel publicly, last Sep- leuilicr, that the flag of the Union would float over New Orleans by thc 25th day of April, lias met with remarkable fulfillment, as tho very day coincides with this predic tion. Many prominent citizens fan vouch for the truth of the statement, and the Col. oke not doubtingly but as a certainty. ;yLiTUKBA5J Synod. Tho llftth an nual tension of the. Evangelical Lutheran Miuiiteriiim of Pennsylvania nnd thc udja eeut t;t:ites, will be held at Allcutown, com- meueinjj on Triuit) Suuday, thc 15lh of June. TITE BEAS. From what v"1 ,r:irn we P"'9luc ,on effort will he at'L' in Congress to reorganize our Is"a' rstl'n- A speech delivered by Ho Walbridgc, silt years ago, on dils nibject, contains (ionic suggestions Worthy of consideration, lie propose to certain extent, a part of the National marine. As our coiinncrciul marine is now the largest in the world, wc could readily organize the most formidable Navy on the globe, without incurring any great expeusc. The efficiency of the nnvy, hiuI wc might ulmost sav, the ...:i r.i.:.. . ... .1. 1... ........ . IK M ,11 11117, Lilt ILL III 111 111 lll'll'lll I! HnN 1 1 no ouin American states is 44,400 vessels. j with MJfifi.rtOO tonnage. The L'nited States have d.'),!)!!!! vessels alloat, withfive and a half The folloowing extract from thc conclud ing portion of Mr. Widbridge's speech will explain the value of his proposition : "That, under the sanction of law, with ample guards and restrictions, there should be organized a Militia Navy, an army ot de fence corresponding to that eniyloyed by the government in the land service, under our enrolled militia system, by which ship owners should receive encouragement nnd aid by law, in the construction of their ves sels, so ns to make them capable of bearing guns, if rciiiired, in thc service of the coun try. That the Captains and subordinate oflieers be commissioned in the name of the general government, upon some equitable plan that w ill give them rank and emolu ment, in proportion to the the demand upon their time and service in the new capa city of representing tjie naval power of the Union. (Cheers.) That the humblest youth who enters as a cabin boy or in the lowest capacity as seaman, should be educated and trained iu his honorable, though venturous and dangerous profession. That not only in the navy proper, but in this new service, in which the interest of commerce and the naval power cf the Union will be rep.e sinted." lif The Visit of the FnENtuMtMsTi.il to tiie Reiif.i.s. Wc refer our readers to the following letter of thc correspondent of the yew York Times as one of the most inijiortaut and interesting documents grow ing out of this war. The facts stated arc such that if true, and they arc not improba ble, all the. hopes of success on the part of the rebels must be crushed out. i vi i o it x.t r i 1: v 1: i.oi i 31 1: x w . Tho Cuuscof the Vinitof the French Milliliter to the Rebel Capital. Washington, May 5. The recent visit of thc French Minister to Richmond has occasioned some speculation on the part of the public, hut nothing like what its extraordinary character would have justified, among a people most skilled in Statecraft than ours. And first; M. Mercier did not visit Rich- mmi.l t. IrwiL- iitVi-r llio Pvciwli (J ovominont 's t,;lee, fur he is not a commercial agent, but a diplomatist. Secondly, M. Mercier did not go to Rich- niond in the interest of the rebels. He could ""t, as an honorable man, have gone through the I nion lines on amission unlriendlv to .., .:., . nml ,...,,. . as the renre- i sent ative ofan honorable Government, remain at V asliiiU-'lon plotting adversely to tile Government to which he is accredited. Then what did the French Minister go to Richmond for t The answer is this: To assure the rebels that the Em juror of the t'rmch dot not woiite tn-m ti a JW tiiriviin the milium : that England and France by recognizing them as belligerents, did all that couM lie expecteu on tliepartot neutral Governments; that tu MMaiU of iheir port 1 tjUftiml : that thry are fairly haten in M' , '''tefnJtie an a nati,,,, im- ....7.. tl... . ....Ktiiiii.inr.r. rxf In lilt iii liv "'"'""'I lil.ll K 11, ... ,,.,..,,.,......,. ..........Hion of the Cotton and j tobacco crops of their citizens would only be a wanton miurv to thc commerce 01 the world, injuring France and England more than the United States ; and that a resort to guerrilla warfare, us proposed, when their armies are destroyed, would demoralize soci ety, and be simply a return to barbarism. The rebels have been admonished, there fore, that a rtMHiHoii of hottititim i utility they oire to tfummlri and to thc irorld, which all civilized nations will unite in requiring of them. At the same time, to save their honor and their existence as a free people, the French Euiocror has assured thcui that civilized Europe will not approve the enforcement of any hard terms on them by thc United States ; that their society shall not be disor ganized, their industry shall not be over thrown ; their families shall not lie impov erished by general and ineliscriniinate con fiscations of their property; and that Mr. Lincoln's Administration will bo held to a faithful observeraneo of tho programme with hieh he apjicaled to EurojM- for forliearanee at the outbreak of the rebellion,, to wit: A rtnturat'nat. of thc I'nion ivi the ba.il of the Coimtitut'mii, irith the inherent riyht of all the Statu preferred. Latest from Pittsburg Landing. Caiiio, May 4. Ou Thursday, four hundred Germans' from a Louisiana Regiment, who haU Irtii sent mt from thc RcM camp on guard duty, came into our lines in a body, with white flags on their guns, and gave them selves tip as deserters. Caijio, Illinois, May 5.- Thc steamer Aitlel)e.; from littburg Lauding on Sunday morning, has arrived here. In the affair at Farmlngton, on Saturday, General Poiie took between two uud three hundred prisoners, besides an amount of tents uud camp equipage, four pieces of artillery and several uunilrcU muskets. i At the time tho steuuier Antcluite left 1 ittM'tirg. loud ana continued itrliig was ' heard the cause ol wutcli was uot usccr t.ilurd. MIt.tTt r- irrotti tV Ntw Tk ning Tort.J Till: KVAl-lJUO OF 1WKH. row. BvLTIMonE, May 5. York town w& tiactated entirely by the Rebels at half-past two o'clock on the morn ing of thc 4th. Juring all the preceeding day nnd night tlcy kept up heavy firing on'our batteriesAll along our lines to cover their retreat. Our pickets pressed their position on th' morning of the 4th, and entered their alandoned entrenchments. Wc capture a Bebel gunner in thc act of firing his phec. Ho said ho was the last inhabitant of Vorktow n. Hehad been firing the gun all aght. I entered thc rebel works at 4 A. M Not a white man, woman or child was to be seen. Articles of clothing, stores, aid oflieers' camp furniture, lay scattercc everywhere. None of thc tents or houses erc destroyed. The retreat of the Hcbcls appears to have been precipitate. They commenced tlis montinir and carrvinir their works back to Williamsburg four days afjo. Wagons have Veen engaged in transporting their ammuni tion, provisions and camp equipage for over a week past. Their sick and wounded, numbering over two thousand five hundred, were sent to Richmond ten clays ago. The Hcbcl soldiers and negroes were at work on their entrenchments until two o'clock this morning, when their rear guard ordered them to cease, and take up the march to Williamsburg. In the house of Mrs. Nelson, where General Magruder had slept the night before the evacuation, I found several mien lidtiTs Ivinc unfolded on a table. Two were addressed to General McClclIan, one to "the First Yankee, who comes," and one to "Abe Lincoln." The following are the content of one addressed to General McClclIan : "General McClclIan : You will be surpri sed to hear of our departure at this stage of the game, leaving you in possession 01 tins worthless town ; but the fact is, McClclIan, we have other engagements to attend to, and we can't wait any longer. Our boys are getting sick of this d d place, and the hospital likewise, so good-bye for a little wlnle. "Adjutant Tehrt, C. S. A. M." Tents were left Ftanding, with liedding nml articles of luxury in them. On t tic canvass and sides of the huts were caricatures of tho Yankee soldiers. Many of the tents were cut in different places. Four lurge trucks for earning heavy guns stood near the dock, with an immense qunntity of lumber. In the inside entrenchments were wooden guns projecting from the embrasures. Fort Magruder, which - we built strong works to reduce, was found to bo a weak place. Its inside works were sand-bngs, piled up with logs of wood painted black on the end. Ou the parapets northeast of Yorktown six guns were left. On thc south side two smooth bores were found spiked. Portions of Vorktown was undermined. The maga zine doors are forbidden to le opened, for fear of. explosion. Torpedoes and shells, with a fuse fastened tOFUiall wires, lie iuthe roads, redoubts, ic. The Fifth Regiment New York (Duryra's Zouaves) had five men killed and several wounded by the explosion of a torjedo. The Thirty-eighth New York Volunteers, Colonel Hobart Ward, had two men killed nnd four wounded by the bursting of a prepared shell. His regiment was among the first to enter the Rebel works. The Fortieth New York Volunteers lost one man killed and two wounded. The Seventieth Regiment New York Volunteers lost two men killed. Other casualties have occurred, but I cannot send you particulars at present. As soon 11s the evacuation of Yorktown became known in thc camps, the bands of the different regiments commenced playing, nmidst cheering of the soldiers. Thc follow ing order was sent to divisions and brigades, at 7 A. M., from Gen. McClellan : 'Commandants of regiments will prepare to march, with two days' rations, with the utmost despatch. Leave not to return." About 8 A. M. the troops began to march ; the First Regular Cavalry and four batteries of artillery leading. Tents were struck, knapsacks' strapped, and, within on hour after the order was given, thc troops were inarching on beyond Yorktown. The gun boats ascended the river to cut off the retreat of the enemy. Tin y will go to West Point. Ten thousand of the Kebels were sent from Winnie's Mill to reinforce au army sent from Richmond to oppose McDowell's advance, last Thursday week. A number of guns, some of them spiked, were left at Gloucester Point, but the precise number I am unable to state. The fortifica tions tit Gloucester consisted onlv of outside earthworks, and could easily have been taken. The main body of the Rebels are encamped three miles from Williamsburg, on the James river. tn the night of the 3d terrific firing was kept up until twelve o'clock within the rebel works. One of our Generals of thc trenches reported that it was volleys of musketry and heavy cannonading against our lines, which proved a mistake. One of thc Rebel maga zines had burst, and the fire scattered to where n large number of boxes filled with cartridges were piled up. As each box caught the fire the report was similar to a regiment discharging a volley. Nineteen Rebels were killed anil over sixty wounded. The works at Yorktown are nothing like as formidable us we had been led to believe. The total force of the Rebels, according to reports was la than twenty thuaiut. No great battle is expected at Williamsburg, as thc Rebel troops, particularly those under Magruder, have mutinied on several orca: sions within two weeks. Five thousand of his men threatened to lay down their arms unless they received food and clothing. Three Rebel Lieutenants, two Sergeants and t wenty men were captured thc other side of lorktown ami brought in. Since the third, over seventy deserters have come in, and they rejiort their army as thoroughly dis heartened and demoralized. The Rebel council of wa.' was held in Mrs. Nelson's house at Yorktown, 011 Tuesday last. Jeff. Davis and two members of his cabinet, Generals Lee, Magruder, and nine oilier licucrals were present, lha debates were warm aud exciting, but finally it was rckulvru to evacuate', the Uenerals entrust cd with the order of evacuation kept it a prolound secret trom the otheors ami men ilio Honor ot ursl culenng tue enemy s main works belongs to the Seventy-Third regiment of New York Volunteers, as will lie seen by the following sent in to head quarters : "YoitKTOW.v, May 43 A. M. Captain JoKcph Dickinson, A. A. O, : Captain: lorktown is evacuated, ana 1 claim for my regiment (Seventy-third New York Volun teers, Hooker's Division,) the honor of first Iilauting the Stars nnd Stripes upon tho cbel fortifications iuthe town of York-1 town. "W. R. niiKwsTKH, 'Col. Seventy-third N. Y. V." Baggage belonging to officers and preser ved stores belonging to the medical depart ment, have leen captured. Letters and papers were found secreted iu Mrs, Nelson's bouse, throwing much light on Rebel move ments. All the guns, about thirty, found at Yorktown, are spiked, with the exception f two. Only two guns were left on the front work by the Rebels. Tho Texas Ranker left as our forces were advancing. A large force of tho rnrmy re reported captured four miles beyond Yorktown, A movement Is on foot for a union bet era the tuglith rresbjteriaiis snd United I'rcs btteriuuf in 1'nglaud. inm.v l.tll'OHT Vr EH X ! j VOBKTOWK AND GLOUCESTER OCCU PIED BY V. 8. TROOPS I The t'nlon C'uvnlry nnd T'lvlnzr Artillery In Pursuit of the Ilcbrln. RETREAT OP BEAUREGARD FROM CORINTH. 1 .VVTIXr A.M0.XU THE REBELS. The War in A'ui th Carolina. The. Oun hvat Santiago Dv Villa Capturrt Four Pi Um. limt of Vus RihcU at Fimixnytoa. Jtibtln Ihfvatcd in JSV11 Mnrico. Vinpatch from General .VcCUllail. Head-Quartkus Army op tiie Potomac, ) Slay 40 o clock, A. M. j To tho Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War : Wc have thc enemy's ramparts, their guns. ammunition, camp equipage, &c, and hold the entire line of his works, which thc engi neers report as being very strong. I have thrown all my cavalry and horse artillery in pursuit, supported by infantry I move General Franklin's Division, and as much more as I can, by wntcr. up to West Point to-day. No time shall lie lost. Our gun-boats have gone up York River. I omitted to state that Gloucester is also in our possession. I shall pursue the enemy to the wall. (Signed) G. B. McClki.i.a.v. Major-General. FoimiKss Moniiok, May 4. Yorktowu was evacuated by the Reln'ls last night, and our troops now occupy the enemy's works. A large amount of camp equipage and guns, which they could not destroy for fear of being seen, were lelt behind. FoiiTlthss Momsoe, May 4. To the Hon. Edwin M.'Stauton, Secretary ofWur: You, no doubt, have lecn informed by General McClclIan that his troojis arc iii Yorktown. Joh.n E. Wool, Mnjor-Gcneril. IIUAD-QrAllTKHS AltMV OK THF. POTOMAC, ) May 4, 18113. ) This morning, nt five o'clock, your corn s pondent entered the enemy's works, which the rear of their army deserted four hours Ix-torc. Everything was found to be in utter con fusion, as though they had left in great haste. Between forty and fifty pieces of heavy artillery have been left in their works alter being spiked, together with a large amount of ammunition, medical stores, camp equipage, tents nnd the private property of their officers. A negro, who was left in tho town, states that the Reliels threw a large amount of ordnance stores into the river to prevent their falling into our hands. Several deserters have succeeded in run ning into our lines, one of them a very intel ligent man from New York, who had been connected with the ordnance department ever since the works at Yorktown had lecn constructed. He states that thc Rebels evacuated owing to the near approach of our parallels covering the immense siege works of our men. That they feared the success of t he Union gitnlioats in the York and James livers, by means of which their communication with the outer world would be cut off. The order was given to evacuate by Gen. Johnston, ou Thursday, to commence the following morning, which was accordingly donp. General Magruder is said to have most strenuously opposed the measure, stating that if they could not whip the Federals here there was no other place iu Virginia where they could, and that he swore in the present of his men, who vociferously cheer ed him, losing complete control of himself. General Roltcrt E. Lee, the Commander-in-Chief, arrived at Yorktown on Wednesday, and minutely examined theworksof McClcl Ian, when he is supHscd to have recommend ed the abandonment of the works, deeming them untenable. The deserters all agree in stating that their troops were verv much demoralized and dissatisfied when the order was iniide public 1 as tney all anticipated having an engage ment at this point. They also agree in the statement that the Rebels had 1011.(1(10 men on the Peninsula, w ith 400 pieces of field artillery. From the best information received thrv have fallen back to Chickahominy creek beyond Williamsburg, w here it is expected they will make a stand. lumcdiatfly on the facts becoming known thc troops were ordered under arms, and are now in motion from the right and h it wing of the army. A large force under General Stoneman, consisting of cavalry, artillery and infantry, arc on the advance and wil'l probably come up with the rear ot tho enemy before night, if thev remain near Williams burg. Thegun-hoats have passed above Yorktown aud ar now shelling th shore on their way up. Following them is a large steamer and vessels loaded w ith troops who will effect a lauding. (ten. Magruder swore he was not afraid of Gn. McClclIan if Gen. Lcc was, and if he. could not successfully fight him here, he could nowhere. Only one man was left at Yorktown. and he was a negro. General Jameson and Col. Samuel Black were the first to enter the ememy's main works. Tho only casualty that occurred ! was thc killing of two men and wouuding of thrw, by the explosion of a concealed shell within the enemy's works. Thefollow ing are their names. They belong to Com pany A. Fortieth New 'York : Killed George MeFarland ami Michael McDcnnott. Woutided Sergeant James Smith Frederick Slack and Lawrence Burns. The works nre very extensive and show that they were designed by scientific engi neers. Later. Au official report just made to head-quarters shows that the enemy left seventy-one guns in the works at Gloucester Point. Thc ordnunce stores were also left. Another deserter has just coma in and reports that Jeff. Davis came with General Lee on Wednesday last, and after n consul tation with tho most prominent officers, all agreed as to the evacuation except General Magruder. HliAD Ql'AHTtHS AllMT OF TIIK POTOMAC, ) May 4 Evening, j It is certain that thc rebels received rein forcements, by the steamer, from Richmond on Thursday last, but they did not disem bark. The RcUls aw badly demoralized, aud eviucc symptom of mutiny tui accuuut of the retreat. Inside the fiirtlflcatiqps, and olong the Williauuhurg road, 041 which they are re treatiug, they have buried torpedoes and percussion shells, which are occasionally exploding, and injuring persous. Gen. Joseph Johuson's baggage has just been captured. D. B. Lathron. a telegraph operator, haii been mortally wounded by the explosion of Another torpedo, attached to 4 13-iuch shell, has jujt becu discovered iu the tele graph office. FuitTitKt.il Monroe, May 1. 1 The Merriinac made her appsarance beyond 1 ' Scwull's Point at one o'clock lo dav. ? Nic 1 'topped off thc Point, and up to four o'clock 11ns not cnaugca ner location, aue 1 not attended by any other gun-bosts as usual, and it is supposed docs not intend tlsiting us to-day. Tho Monitor nnd other vessels of the naval fleet arc all in readiness for action on short notice, and hoping that she will comedown. Thc supposed design of the enemy is to endeavor to prevent any of our boats from entering James river to cut off the retreat l'rotnYorktown. JEFP. DAVI8 COACHMAN IN A UNI- TED STATES CAMP. He Mtlct Home Curiam liereliitioni Dita- greemtnt Ihtireen Darin and Joe Johnnton llintt a to the Policy and Htratrgy of the Uriels -V;-. Darts Thinks the Vonfulervcy is about Played Out, Wasiiinoton, May !i. Thc following statement has reached Washington. It is contained in n letter dated yesterday, on the Rappahannock : "A colored man came in to-day trom the other side of the river, and reported himself as Jen. Davis' coachman, rrom an exami nation of hiin, this appears to be the truth. He repents scraps ot conversation which lie overheard whilst driving Mr. ond Mrs. Davis in the carriage, and between Mr. Davis and those who came to sec him. "Mr. Davis nnd Gen. Joseph E. Johnston had some heated discussions about the lutter's retreat from Manassas, Davis disapproving of the measure. He had ordered a stand to be made at Gordonsvillc, which Johnston declined to do, and offered to resign. He was even indisposed to go to Yorktown. Mrs. Davis said she thought this was very bad in him, to be unwilling to go and help Gen. Magruder. The coachman overheard thc conversation between Gen. Johnston and Davis' wife, the former saying if he had not left Manassas when he d'ul, General Mo Clelhin would have come out against him and cut him all to pieces. "Mrs. Davis read an article from the Richmond Examiner to her husband, saying that it was a part of the Yankee plaus that Generals Banks and McDowell were to fonn a junction in Louisa or Caroline counties, and move down on Richmond. Davis re marked that he thought it was so, but his Uenerals would take care ot thcui. "Thc coaehman overheard a conversation between Davis and Dr. Gwin, formerly U. S. Senator from California. Davis said that he had sent Gen. J. R. Anderson from North Carolina to resist the march of the U. S. troops from Fredericksburg, nnd to delay them long enough for him to sec the proba ble result of the contest before Yorktown, so that if that was likely to be unsuccessful, he would have time to extricate his army from the Peninsula and get them into Richmond and out of Virginia ; otherwise they would all be caught. "The coachman represents that Mrs. Davis said 'the Confederacy was about played out ;' that if New Orleans was really taken, she had no longer any interest in the matter, as all she hail w as there, antl that it was a great pity they had ever attempted to hold Vir ginia and the non cotton growing States. She also said to Mrs. W. R. Jones (daughter of Colonel James Taylor, United States Commissary-General of Subsistence.) who wns very anxious to get to Washington, where she has one of her children, not to give herself any trouble, but to stay where she was, nnd when the Yankees came to Richmond she could go. "He snys Mr. and Mrs. Davis have all their books, clothing, and pictures packed up, ready to move off; that there is much out spoken Union feeling in Richmond; that, having been a waiter in the hotel, he knew all the Union men in the place, nnd that the Yankees are looked for with much pleasure more by the whites than even the colored people. Confederate money is not taken when it can In- avoided. Sirs. Davis herself was refused when she offered a ten dollar Confederate note for a purchase. Many of the Richmond people wish the Union troops to come, us they are half-starved out. "The bank nnd Government property is all packed up, to be removed to Danville, near the North Carolina line. "Gen. Johnston did not think the Rebels would succeed at Yorktow n. "The coachman overheard an officer say that if they failed at Yorktown and New Orleans, thev would leave Virginia." LATEST FHOM NEW ORLEANS. Ciik aoo, May ."). A special dispatch to the Times, from Cairo, dated to-dav, savs: A refugee from Memphis brings News of the rc-capturc of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by the United State's forces, nnd the passage up the river of the United States gun-boats. General 'Butler's army had landed at New Orleans. An immense amount of cotton had been discovered and seized. The Union citizens of New Orleans had held a meeting, which w as attended by large numbers, who indulged in the most enthusi astic demonstrations of joy. According to our informant, but little opposition will be made to our gun-boats coming up the river. A few Rebel troops, lately enrolled nt Baton Rouge, were stationed there, but they lied ou the appearance of the United States licet. Tue Latest War News. The capture of New Orleans is fully confirmed. A terri fic and almost unparalleled engagement, lasting six days, had taken place between our flotilla and the rebel forts aud vessels, and had wrested 1111 unconditional surrender from the panic-stricken enemy. The victory was not. its nt tirat supposed, a bloodless one, our total loss being 11 1. The entire loss of the rebels is not known, but four hundred of them rre reported caprurcd. General liurnsnle litis advanced his force, and, at hist accounts, he was at Radgers creek, about ten miles above Ncwbcrn. A uuinber ot eiti.ens ot Ncwbcrn have voluntarily came forward and taken the oath of allegiance, aud have formed a regi ment for the defence of their homes against thc rebels. The news from Gen. McC'lcllan's army continues to be encouraging. By the bril liant action of Gen. Hancock's brigade the left Hue of the rcliel defence at Williamsburg was turned, and they had to again evacuate another stronghold, leaving iu our hands all their sick and wounded, numbering over one thousand, unr troops took three I11111 dred prisoners and recaptured many Feder al prisoners who were taken in previous engagements Imtnetliately ou thc retreat lieing known to Gen. McOli-lhm, he sent n strong cavalry forge ill pursuit, und at laU accounts the rtbcis had crossed the ( hicka hoitiiny. TUe rcM loss in tho ligct at Wil li.iunljurg is kuown to have been severe particuhuly in olllccr, A detachment of the Fifth New York Cavalry, ou Monday, hud it hand-to-hand encounter with .shbv's Cavalry, near Harri sonburg, Virginia. 1Vn of the rebels were killed and sis taken prisoners. Our loss whs 0110 killed, aud the battalion odjutuut taken prisoner. The Latest, FoiiTiiEss Monroe, May B. By thc si earner from Yorktown, I lcaru that General McClellan has advanced twelve miles beyond Williamsburg, and hits had several skirmishes wilh the enemyi rtmtjng them with heavy loss. A heavy battle took place on Wednesday between the troop of (icii. Franklin Mid Gert. Sedgwick, and thc reUls under Gen. Lee, which is said to have been tho severest Iwttle on the peninsula. Tho rebels were totally routed. Gcu. liurnside is advancing on Norfolk aud is now within a few miles j of W cldou. Sew t il's J'oiut and Fig Foiut are arrcu'lv abandoned &ocal affairs. Sr. Mattiicw's CatRcn. SrrTloe will l lild in this church every Hunday voiuKi at 71 o'clock, until further tiotico the mornlcR service to be hold on alternate Panda;, as heretofore. tyrbo Mail route from Wataonttown by Mo tnoiuville to Turlmtville, six times a week, bat been let to Oco. Chrlatman of Turbutvillo at (l'.0. tJP'NEW Good. Frlllng A flrant bavo jut re ceived a very heavy and extcneiro stock of goods at their mnmmotb rtore in this place. The increased bucincss of our merchants within the last ten years it surprising. This can be readily seen byexatnining the great piles of goods not only on the ehcWrs, but the counters of our beet business merchants. tlT Fiss Fi.oca. We are Indebted to our old friend, Jesse C. Horton, for several hundred weight of very superior wheat flour. It is, however, proper to say, that we cannot recommend it at an economical article. We have teen a poorer srticleawhich wonld go much furthor in a family, especially where they are somewhat fastidious In their tastes. I t, Imphovrm ests. Among the new buildings going up, wo observe one nearly finished by Mr. Henry Peters. Mr. Peters is one of our enterprising mechanics. This is the third home he has built in about as many years, although bis limited means hardly enabled him to finish the first. We have not yot heard that Mr. Peters will be a candidate fur Congress, yet he is more deserving than some who are, end will be candidate. lMAkicioTi Miscnirr. Wc understand that some wicked and thoughtless boys have been guilty of mutilating some of the tomb-stones in the (1 rave Yard. If the perpetrators of this wicked practice should bo discovered, they will And that the law punishes such offences with great severity. I'ff TnB Fnt lT Cor. From present appearances we are likely to have an abumtunt fruit crop. Al ready the peach, apricot, pear, 'cherry and the early apple ure in full blossom. Tho dwurf pears in this vicinity are epeeiiilly prolific, aud if the weather should remain favorable we may look for an excellent crop of this most delicious of all fruiti". t.jf ' FEnsoSAI.. Wc were ploascd to nee in town, a few days since, W. Cox Kllis, K.q., of Muncy. Mr. Ellis is one of the old eft an well as one of the most dislinguithed members of tho Bar in this dulriet. Among others he called upon, while here, wns tin old friend of long standing, Hugh Helliu", :cj.,tlic nestor of thc liar in this district. r4r ?iIe-wai.ks. We arc pleased to soe th'it W. I. tireenough, F.q., is putting down ancxcclleut new brick pavement in front of bis premise. Geo. Hill, Ijsj., has also put down a new brick' pavement in front of his residence and law office; in .Market Square . Ij'Cocscii. ruocKr.nisiis. Council met, on Tuesday evening, May bth, Chief liurgetw S. IS. Buyer, in thc chair, members present, Mcrs. (liee. nnuh, Bourne, Busiian, Wilvert, l'leanautf, Miiuti, Krieisbuum, tiearhart aud llucher. Minute of last meeting read and approved. Thc Finance Committee reported that they had examined thc duplicates of tax collectors fur 1819 and 'oU, and usk to hare thc exonerations made for the payment of taxes which they consider uncol leclable. On motion of Mr. Bourne, Risolvrd, That the Committee on Finuuce have the ower di-le-zatcd to them, to examine and exonerate tho culleetor from liability for the payment of taxes which they may consider uncollectuble for 1850 nnd 'till, and rerl thin-e which they may docm to lie collectable. AIim, that the collector be exonerated by the eouucil from the collection of the remaining poll tax duo for iLe years lA'M and 'tit). Thc committee on river bank reported that com plaints are made that loyi, boilers, lioanlt, Ac, are piled up on the bank and in many pluco obstruct the public highway ; also, thut pereous are taking up the sod and hauling it away. The Chief Burgess stated that ho had notified Mr. Clement a ordered by council at last meeting. A communication was read from Mr. Dowart, ask ing for $100, to be credited on the judgment he holds against the Borough. On motion, luid on the table for the present. flu motion of Mr. Wilwrt. Resolved, That au order be pranted the Overseers of the Poor for the years l.MiO and til, of $IUU, as salary for suid years. On motion, adjourned. J. W. Biciiek, Clk. rliamoliin 4'oal Trade. KnvMosiv, Msv 7. lo2 Tout Curt. Sent for week endin; l'er loet report, Mav 7, o.l!l fli 40S1 Oi 17M2 07 .S2.bl9 13 M17 06 To fniac tiuie last uiir, lccrca.e, To Pestroy Rats. Roaches. Ac. To llestroy Mice. Moles and Ants. To Destroy Bed Bugs. To 1'ostroy Moths in Furs. Clothes, Ac. To 1'estroy Mosquitoes and Fleas. ' To Destroy Iuscetaon Plant" and Fowl? lo Jiestroy Insects ou Animals, Ac. To Dostroy -Kvery form aud epecies of Vermin. tce Coiitar's advertisement iu this paper, for the destruction and utter extenniuatiou of all forms and sjiocies of Vermin. Hold iu Sunhury, Va.. by Friling t (Irani, and by the Druggists, tiroeers and Storekeepers generally. F.iiiploynu-iit. 7S. AG K NTS WAXTKD ! E will pay from J-'.'j to $7i per monlh, and at1 expenses, to active .r.enta, or (jiveaeoiunilwiou Particulars sent free. Address Khik Hkwinh Ma- chise CuMl-asr. R.J A MIX, Cenerai Agent, Milan, Ohio. Octobe r 5, IS61. tltwiMsMjMxfManwMvnMiKMi Jt 1 it 11 1 a a 1: ti . On the 20th ult., by the Rev. J. Frit enger, lit. Henry Nei:swentei, to Miss Sahau Wetzel, both of Schuylkill county. On the 27th ult., by the same, Mr. Isaac Zartman, to Miss Ha'iiaii Kemuei , both of Washington. On thc same day, by the same, Mr. Jona than I.l.KIIKIt, to Miss Wilomisa r.xoEi, both of Jordan. n 1: a t 11 m . In this place on Wednesday afternoon, May 7th, 1k2, DIANA M. MASSKR, wife of JI. H. Masser, editor of this paper, aged - ! 43 years 4 months and 1 days. It is not our purpose, nor is it our desire lo speak in eulogistic terms of one who laire so close u relation in life to ourselves, but wc may be permitted to say as a parting tribute to unostentatious merit, that the ! deceased possessed the noblest attributes of .woman, with fewer faults than generally falls to the lot of mortals here below. Yirtue itself w ns seldom enshrined in a purer or nobler heart, or a more, generous nature. Of her it might w ell be said None knew her but to love her, None named her but to praiM. Fence to her ahes ! We have lust, not only a wife, mother and companion, but the liest and truest friend vouchsafed to man on earth. BUNBUBV e 00 91 lit l li MASK'S. Krir. Hulter, Tallow, Lard. Fork. liacou, Ham. ."boulder, Reesnax. Pried A J p'.el, Flour, Wheat, RJ. Corn, Oats, Ruck beat. Flaxseed. Cloicreced, IVilatof, pried I'caelu.', ta ."j 1st 9 12 ft uo Ml JS (Ml NEW ADVEllTISKMllNTS. L'ALi'io5i. A I L persons aro hereby cautioned (train, pnrclis- J fling two School Orders, Ifsued l.y tli(r Cchurd Board ot the I'pper Aagns'n Bchool Iintrlrt, now In the hands of Mich sel A. Keeferj ono in favor of Daniel W. Barnhart for thirty-five dollars, and one in favor of Joseph Kavidge for twenty dollars, all of which have been settled with tho ssi'd Michael A Keefer and bail, by the School Board of said School IMitriot. H. J. RILASD, President. Wv. Kr.r.n, Secretary. Upper Augusta twp., May 10, 'C2. 3t Mute t" 111 e llnnk r .Xviiliiimhrr. laud, May 1MU4. AB8KT8. Loans and Bills discounted, ftate Loan, Northumberland Bank Flock, Other Htoeks, . Ural Kstate, . . . . ue other Banks, 220.127.116.111 K 4l.7ltl u 6,070 00 4 nun no a.iti;i : 191. "IS 04 18.177 03 30,0li3 "3 Notes and Checks of other Bauks, Ppccie in Vault, $0.11,100 47 t Ml. 5.10 41 12.9UH 2ij S.ilS 0? 09,047 4t LIABILITIEr?. Notes in circulation, Hue other Banks, ... ' Commonwealth " leiofitors, 107,001 7C I certify thc above statement to be just and trnu to the best of my knowledge and belief J. K. 'I'UIKHTI.KY, Ca.hier. Bworn and subscribed beforo me. ) C. F. Little, J. P. Auditor' ."Vol lcc. Oeorge K. Heed, In the Com- vs. mon Plea of John Hhaffner, Anthony K. Roberts, Northumbet Thomas Baumgardiicr, Thomas K. land couutv. Franklin, Christopher Hacer. Jacob Heist, Jacob Bauseman, William E. No. April Kvans. Charles Heinilsh and Mario Term 1S01. C. Heinitsh hit wife, late Maria C. Keed, John Lane Beed, who hat for his guardian Kliiabeth Reed, Robert Order to Si-U P. Black and John C. . Kiles. J Ac. Thc undersigned appointed by the said Court, na auditor to distribute the purcbaso money ruuod on sale of the premises to tho several defendants or to those claiming from them according to their several interests and proportions, hereby Rives notice to all the defendants above nnmed anil all others interested that he will attend for said purpose, ut his office iu rlunbury, on Friday the (Ith day of June next. UEOKUL'HILL, Auditor, fc'unbury, May 10, '62. NOTICK. V Stated Annual Meeting of the Ptockholders iS fhamokin Valley and Pottfville Buil Road Company will bo held on Wednesday, 7th of Mav, at twelve o'clock, at the office of the Company .109 Walnut streot, Philadelphia, when an election' will be held for manager lo serve for the ensuing vear. JOHN L. CtOMlAKI), Secretary. Oiilre Turnpike ICoimI. VN Klection for officers to serve f..r the enduing year, will be held at the house of Joseph Van kirk, in the borough of Northumberland, on Monday the second dny of June. next, between the hours of 10 o'clock, A. M. and 3 oVlrwk V. M. J. It. 1'RIESTLL'V, Prudent Msv 3, 1S02. 4t 1 l i:. ofli -i-r.- an j !ii 4 N l.lreiion fir 1 ifli'ir.-- an J Directors of the tircer. i V Moiinti ntain Coal Company to serve for the tnsu ing year, will be held ut the office of the Cuuipauy. No 30, in tho Merchants' Kxchange, in the ruv id Philadelphia, on the second Tuesday of May next, at twile o'clock. WILLIAM WISTKKS, President. Philadelphia, April ilth, '62. AliniiiiKlmlorH fiiilc. r I I.L be exposed to Public SHle. on SATURDAY, V the 31n day of May. 1H2. at 10 o'clock. A M , at the lute residence of Klitabetb liileman. of the Borough of Huubury, dee d., numerous articles of Household Furniture. Al?o : At the Washington House, in the Borough of isiinbury. on Thursday the 8th d:iv of May iust ,a? 10 o'clock A M.. FIVE HIIARrS OF BANK STOCK", of the Bank of Northumberland. late the property of said deceased . Terms and conditions will be mad kuonn on the day of sale bv UKORUK HARRISON. May 3. 132. It Adm'r Com. Test.. Ac. SIMOW P. WOLVERTON. Atforney 11 nil ('ouiixclor 11 1 l,ni . Office, Market street, 2 doors west of Depot, STJ-NBTJIVX-, WILL attend prornptley to the collection of clniii.s and nil other profi domd business intrusted to bis care in Northumberland aud adjoining counties Sunbury, Muv 3, 1So2. Kmiuc tf'i:iiznbelli llileiuttii. sloo'd. "OTK'E is hereby given that letters of minimis i trillion having been granted to the suliscriher, on the estate of Kliishetlr Hilemnn. late of Ihe rough of Snnbury, Northumberland county. 1's., de ceived. All perKins indebted are requested to make immediate payment, and thoso having claims to pre sent them for sottlement. CiKORUK HARRISON. Administrator Cum. Trstamrnto, Ac. Sunbiiry, May .1, ISt'2. 6t .YlniiulurturerN ol'NIoiu- Ware. COWDEN & WILCOX, HABRISBURO, PA. riVHi: Stone Ware now made at this celaMii-hmf nt' 1 is co,ual to any made in this country. Kvery vn riety of article usually made, slwavsoii hand Hsrrisbury, May 3,"lSo2 tVhitcN :'W lork Tjc I'ouikIi-j . HOOK, XEWSPAPEH, JOHASD UIIXA. MEAT AT. T Y P K . have tho fullest assortment of Ihe most useful kinds of Plain and Ornamental Type, manu factured from the most durable metals, flui-hed with the ureatest care and accuracy, securing perfect ju-li-fication. Hiecinien Rooks and cstiinatM furnished upon ap plication, also, PRINTINll TRESSES, wilh their appurtenances of nil thc approved mukero WOOD TYPE, of all tho latest stylet, of all sixes. Metal Furniture Labor-Saving Rules, Cases, Cabinets, Furniture, I'rintine Ink. ami every arUcle the Printer requires. Terms liberal. Prompt altention. FARMER, L ITT Mi A CV, 63 and 6i Reckman street, New York. May .1. Isfli m.A4 UmTl!lM.. r uir. suuscriner respectfully-informs his old friend aim me puuuc, generally tnat he has Oomuieuccd the IiLACKSMITHlNii HUSINESS. in the shop attached to K. Y. Urihl'i Foundry, and is prepared to do all kinds of Rlacksmituint:, 'iu tho best style and workmanship. All custom work will be promptly attended to J. U ZIMMERMAN, Agent Sunbury, April 2t), 1862 tf FOIl WAl.KOH TO HK. Vr. r"JMIAT fine two-ttory Rrick Pwclling House, enr X. ner of Cranberry and Blackberry street, foriuei ly occupied by J. II. Zimmerman, iii Hunbuiy. Also, a lot and frame building, comer ol Fauu an I Ulackberrv streets. Knouire of ('HAS. PLEASANTS. Ar-eut. Or It. M. Ml Al Till AM, Northumberland April lit. lSd2. St W.ViV Mll.l.ltntV MHIDN!! Miss M. L. Gussler. J-'uicM titrett, two doors south of ihi tamoim Vuttty lr Fottsiill& Railroad, KVNUl'KY, PA., HAS just received from Philadelphia, aud oprne.i at her store, a largo and splendid assortment of ihe most fuehionallo aud latest stylo of Uonnets, Hats, Shaker, Trimmings 4c which the it telling at the most reasonable price. LAMES' I1RF.S1 CAPS, to which she directs the attention of the ladies, and imitu all to call aud sen them. HOSIERY. CLOVES. MITS, COLLARS, HASH kERCUIEFS, COM IIS, it , and numerous other article for ladie"earri!. which aha iuviu tho ladie to rail and ciamiuu before purchasing elsewhere. Thankful Ibr past palruuage. she hopes by keeping Ihe beet aMertaieut, at reatouublo trice, u cont'nuu the same. fuubury, April It), l!2.-3iu otIe, V-MEEllMi of the Stockholders of the Sbamokio a Hear Valley Coal Company will be beld at the Couutiug Room of Fales, Lothivp t Co., No. VI t I heraut Street, Philadelphia, ou Tuesday, the iJtJ instaut, at 10 o'clock, A. M . to eleot five Pircclors. aud for other purposes conueoted with tho interest of .-aid Company. tj o;Jcr, p c vnunov Se .'feluty of the '"c-j-.mivr.. iril 1?, V ii."