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Efje &unturg American.
H. B. MABBER, Editoi- Proprietor.
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BATt -11DAV, MAY 10, 1803.
A Call ron McClei.lah. A member of
tlio 93d recently wrote to o friend at Leba
non !
"Give us General McClcllnn Mid will
fight every battle over again from Williama
burp; to Fredericksburg, and do It liettcr
than ever we did. Take this army to Pair
Oaks and give tig 'Little Mac,' and we w ill
ito to Richmond, lie is the man we want
and he is the man who will be President of
the United States if the soldiers have any
thing to aay. Old Abe was down to sec its,
but we all would sooner seo General Mc
f-fr VTe find the above going the rounds
of the copperhead papers. It shows conclu
sively that the whole object these cop
perheads have in view, is the election of a
partisan President, without any regard to
the suppression of the rebellion. If General
liooker had been in command of the army
instead of McClcllnn, when these buttles
were fought, Richmond would have been
captured. This fart is gci.srnliy admit
ted by competent militury men, as well
as by the rebels themselves. AVe have al
ways been friendly to Gen. McClcllan, but
it is useless to deny the fact that ho has
proved himself incompetent to leads large
army, and Vita attempt to screen that mill
tarv scroundrel. Fit. John Porter, has added
nothing to his character. His greatest folly
was. perhaps, in sufleri.ur the copperhead, i
to environ him with their coils which must
result in his destruction.
5?" The President's Proclamation in re
ference to tho Couscription or ratltcr, that
portion of it notifying all aliens who have
declared their intentions to consider them
selves subject to the conscription or else
leave the country within a specified time
meets with the heartiest approval of the
great mass of the people It is but right
that those who enjoy the protection of the
Government should aid in its preservation,
when, as now, it is threatened by traitors
and Rebels. There is a deal of idol I
talk here and there about appealing to for
eign consuls and foreign ministers for pro
tection, but the sooner that talk is done
with the better. Fight, pay, or emigrate.
That's what all hands have got to do, and
the sooner the better.
Elijah F. Purdy, tho "War-Horse" of Old
Tammany, in opposing the acceptance by
the Board of Supervisors of an invitation to
attend a Loyal Meeting on Monday, inti
mated his entire lack of sympathy with the
objects of the meeting, and his perfect will
ingness to be accounted a Copperhead. By
the following extract from "Livingston's
Royal Gazette," March, 1775 ("the times that
tried men's souls') it would seem that this
indifference to Human Freedom and tho Na
tional peril is hereditary :
March 28, 1775. Tliis evening was married, at
tho White Plains, Westchester County, New York,
Mr. Gabriel Purdy, youngest eon of Mr. Samuel Pur
dy to tho agreeable Mis Charity Purdy, daughter
of Mr. Jwcph Purdy, both of that loyal town
What particularly ia remarkable In the affair, in this,
the guests consisted of forty-seven persons ; thirty
seven of whom " Purdvs, and sot a sixole WniQ
Akonq them. FraiU- Moore's Diary of the He
volution, Vol. I. p. 68.
Sir. Gabriel Purdy aforesaid was, as we
are informed, the grandfather of Elijah F.
Purdy. X. 1'. Tribune.
Query. Is Purdy of tho Nortliumha-ltnd
County Democrat, a descendant of the tory
family referred to ubove ? Muncy Luminary
t& White Plains, during the Revolu,
tiou, was noted for the numerous torics re
siding in that neighborhood. It is, however,
singular that out of the 37 Purdy's present,
not one patriot could be found, and that
very mother's son of them was a tory.
t" The little States of Massachusetts
and Connecticut alone sent more men into
the Continental armies than all tho present
Slave States and no British force was jer
niitted to hold a position on the Now Eng
land main. Burgoyne's formidable army
was defeated and captured mostly by the
Tankeo militia fresh from their plows, while
Charleston, S. C, was taken by tho British
whenever they choose, her slaveholders re
turning meekly and readily to British rule,
and the far South was over-run, crushed out,
subjugated, until a Yankee General (Grecue)
was sent with a few regulars to revive and
uphold tho Continental cause. These facts
show that tho Independence of America
was accomplished by the patriots of tho
North, and not by the slaveholders of the
JST" Hooker asd McClellah. On Sun
day last, on the arrival of tho 2Cth regiment
of New York Volunteers, on their way homo
Mr. S. one of tho rebel Sympathizers of this
place approached an officer standing on tho
platform, and inqured how they liked nooker
as compared with McClcllan. Tho officer
replied that McClcllan was uo longer thought
of nor heard of in the army. S. wanted to
know why t Tho answer was that Hooker
was a "fighting mau" and a good officer. That
during the last battle Hooker could be seen
everywhere ill front encouraging his men.
That ho had been at Antictam and a num
ber of other battles under IcClcllau, but
had never seen hiui once among his men.
Tho truth is, there are men amongst us, un
fortunately who fuel a deeper interest in the
success of their party than their country
and if they could only deify and make Mc
Gltllan President, they would care but little
whether Jeff. Davis and slavery or the Uuion
was uppermost. Unforttiuatcly for General
McClellan he has been destroyed by being
placed in the hands of such men. We wrro
told iu Lewitiburg, a few days since, that
Mr. D., a wealthy and respectable farmer,
about 10 miles above that place, expressed
Lis regret at the success of our army in the
supposed capture of Richmond, and openly
. declared that he would much rather sec Jeff.
Davis' army successful thag Lincoln's. These
are the fruits of th teachings of newspapers
who, under the guise of democracy, are
secretly aiding in weakening the govern
ment, tnd paralyzing its efforts in the sup
pression of this wicked rebellion. .
1-27 Vallandigham has been convicted
' of the charges prefured against him, and
sentenced to tile Dry Tortugas, but tho
president Las changed it to sending him
Couth, to lire under Jeff. Davis.
Mtssissiprt. -
ICorreapondence of the N York Times )
To sum up General Stoncman movel
about within the enemy's lines at villi for
nine days, with a force not exceeding five
thousand men ; disabled every line oi com'
rnunication between tho army of tlto Itappa-
Imnnnrlr anil tlin TJpIm-1 "mint ill 2 and the
canal through which more than ono-half of
their sunn ics are received : so mat, in 1110
nnininn of enmnetent iudecs. neither line,
provided tho Rebels havo every facility for
the work, can be repaired in less than four
weeks ; destroyed millions of dollars' worth
nf rnnimiwnrv r tores, and other supplies :
obstructed travel upon tho main pikes, by
destroying all bridges over large streams ;
gave the citizens ot ten counties, viz : vui
nrupiT. Soottavlvania. Orange. Hanover,
Henrico, Louisa, Goochland, Fluoanna,King
William and New Kent, an opportunity to
see for themselves that not only are the
Yniilcef anlilior pnnfiilnut find in pood
spirits, but arc really human beings and not
inhuman savasrs. as represented by the
Richmond chivalry ; captured hundreds of
horses, and above all met the one great oo
iection made to the Emancipation Procla
mation, so far as the counties visited are
concerned, bv lettintr the colored population
know that they are free, and weakening the
producing class in Rebeldom by the removal
of hundreds of able-bodied men, and sowing
tho seed of demoralization among the rest,
so that the laboring class, in fact, as well as
theorv. becomes a dnnircrous element. All
this has been accomplished by the raid of
General Stoncman, with the loss, probably,
of less than 100 men, all told only two of
whom were killed. As an offset to this loss
ur troops killed a number of Rebels, arid
cnPtl,red bctwccn one ttud two hundrc'1
Ill the counties visited there were but
few Rebels found at home, except the very
old and the very young. In nine days'
travel I did not see" fifty able-bodied men
who were not in some way connected with
the army. Nearly every branch of business
is at a Btand-still. The shelves in stores arc
almost everywhere empty ; the shop of the
artisan is abandoned and in ruins. The
people who are to be seen passively submit
to all that emanates from Richmond without
a murmur; they are for the most part simple
minded, and ignorant of all that is transpir
ing in the great theatre about them.
An intelligent looking man in Columbia
l"S"ed heartily when told that Union
troops occupied New Orleans Jeff. Davis
would let them know it were such the fact,
and I could not find a mau who would
admit that the Confederacy had ever been
beaten in a single engagement. These peo
ple do not even read the Richmond papers,
and about all the information they do ob
tain, is what is passed about in the primitive
style, from mouth to mouth. Before this
raid they believed that the Union soldiers
were anything but civilized beings, and
were stricken with terror when their approach
was heralded. Of sis churches seen in one
dav, in onlv one had thero been religious
services held within sis months. One-half
at least, of the dwelling houses are unoccu
pied, and fast going to decay.
onrEnsos's raid in Mississippi.
Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.
Camp op thk Second, Iowa Cavalry, )
Laorakoe, Tcnn., April 80. J
As you are already aware of the great
activity prevailing in tins region ot Rebel
dom, I will give you a sketch of what our
regiment, with others, havo been doing
lately. - J
On Fridav, the 17th inst., our brigade
consisting of the Sixth and Seventh Illinois
Cavalry, and the Second Iowa Cavalry,
started southward with live days rations,
and were to trust to Providence, through
Rebel generosity, for ham, which, by the
way, was most bountifully supplied. At
noon we passed tho well known Dick Smith
plantation, at which place one of our Sixth
Iowa Infantry boys was most brutally mur
dered last oununry, and in retaliation for
the murder, General Denver ordered his res
idence burned, with all his household effects.
He had an excellent library and much valua
ble property destroyed. We encamped for
the night a few miles west of Ripley.
At noon on tho second day we stopped
and took dinner with Colonel Joel H. Berry,
one of tho Mississippi delegates to the Char
leston Convention, who voted the State out
of the Union. He had heard that we were
coming, and left at midnight tho night be
fore. He had been Colonel in tho Rebel
army, but resigned, and now enjoys a pri
vate lite, liis servants, ot which, we havo
several, Bay that tho old fellow has been in
tho habit of skedaddling whenever our for
ces came anywhere near; but it so happened
that we came unexpectedly by his pluce,
called, and took him, his horse, revolver,
carbine, and several fine mules. Wo took
him along, but through some fair promise
no was released.
Our regiments each take a separate routo
and meet at statod points for several reasons.
He get all t tic shot-guns, rifles, muskets,
mules and horses that we can, break the
shooting-irons, and tell the negroes to mount
tiie mules and lollow. IJuickly do they go
at our bidding.
Tho news of our advance went somo six
or eight miles ahead of us, and the whole
country was panic-stricken. Rich old plant
ers would fly aud leave everything except
one or two loads of valuable property silver
plato, fine clothes, etc. We overhauled quite
a number and searched them. Of course
they were not harmed, and were advised to
return home and take care of their property.
One place we stopped at, all was deserted.
There was none to ask protection fbr private
property or any other kind. There - was
plenty of corn. Judder, ham, flour, meal, lard
dried apples, peaches, sugar ami molasses,
nice cans of butter, honey and preserves. Of
course the loys went iu j who wouldn't t
A lew miles from this place, a squad of
six of our boys stopped at a largo plantation.
The old aristocrat had left the night before,
taking with him some thirty horses and
mule. In the high state of excitement that
ho was laboring under before ho started,
ho ordered one of his men servants to go
The servant refused to go, on account of
having a wife and a young child, which lie
did not wish to leave. Upon the refusal the
old chap shot his slave deal upon the spot,
and our boys saw the corpse before it was
buried next day. Why tho boys did not
burn him out I cannot tell.
Wo parsed through Pontotoc late on Sun
day evening, the Sixth Illinois on the ad
vance. They had, on entering the place,
shot two Rebels dead. This caused the
citizens to be much alarmed. Largo quanti
ties of suit had been found aud scattered
over the streets, in every direction. The
streets were perfectly white. Darkies said,
"Suit had coino down to-day. Yesterday
it was thirty dollars per bushel." Offices
and stores were opened in search of Rebel
supplies, papers and books were distributed
and the darkies in high glee, gathering
boxes of ribbons, lace, and fiuo fixtures
From Pontotoo we passed on to Houston,
Chickasaw couuty, leaving Okalona some
twelve miles to our left or east. Twelve
miles southeast of Houston, Col. Grierson
left us with the Sixth aud Seventh Illinois
and four pieces of light artillery.
It is said "That he iutended to go on to
Meridian, the great junoturo of tho life-cord
of ths existing rebellion, captor tbt place,
burn and kick up a dust generally. Then,
if ho thought the chance ot getting back to
this place harardons, he would striko for the
Mississippi River, below Vlcksburg. i ins is
a bold stroke, but in perfect keeping with
tho man, and we hope hewrill soon turn up
all right, after Laving turned Meridian and
the railroad in that vicinity wrong sldo up.
Yet, up to this date he Las not returned,
nor have we any dchnite news irom tuo ex
nndition. 1 ... jv , r i
iinr rctnmcni. airencnvinK vtricreun, nvui
on somo twentv-Ove miles southeast of
Houston, were attacked by about eight hun
dred shot-gun cavalry, which were soon
rpiMilsrrl bv our riflemen and a (little bull
dog as the boys call it) two-pound cannon,
that Colonel Grierson turned over to Colonel
Hatch, for uso on special occasions. At this
point we turned directly north, crossed
most dismal swamp, swam a deep creek, it
is said to avoid a battery in waiting for us,
but this dodge deluded them, ana also urew
their attention from Colonel Grierson, who
was then wending his way southward.
At sunset 23d, we went luto Okalona, of
course unexpected by all, for onlv tho nay
previous Southern cavalry and artillery had
passed down South alter us ; but here we
are, burning their depots, their barracks,
their buildiuas used for hospitals, and shame
to tho crazy citizens who Hew in terror and
let the fire run along the fences and get to a
a number of very tine residences, while ten
minutes' labor would havo saved all. So be
it : it made a most beautiful blaze.
The chivalry through this region are per
fectly confounded and horror-st neken. They
say the Abolition hordes are turned loose.
upon them, and they know not where to find
a hiding place. A squad of twenty of our
men found near ono hundred horses and
mules at one time. Another time we missed
our way, and suddenly came upon eight or
ten women who had been into a tleep wood
out-of-the-way place, where thev hud taken
and secreted their most valuablo property
aud were returning to their homes.
Kioncimtn's C'avnlry Itnitl.
I From the Richmond Whig, of Tuosday 1
We have some further accounts of the raid
of the Yankee cavalrv upon the Frcdcricks-
burcr Railroad at Ashland. The engineer of
the ambulance train, which was captured,
discovered smoke ahead as he approached
Ashland, and suspecting something wrong,
slackened the speed of the train. A shower
of balls pelting against the side of the loco
motive and tender, soon convinced him that
the enemy were near. He ensconsed himself
in the tender, and thus escaped the bullets
aimed at him, but was in a few moments
captured by several Yankees, who mounted
the engine and compelled him to move the
train on the village.
Beside the sick and wounded soldiers who
were on the train, were Colonel S. Bussett
French, Aid to Governor Letcher, Mr. Roy
O. Crowley. Government Electrician, and
several others whose names we did not loam.
There were also two or three ladies. They
were all treated kindly by their captors, aud
concur in attributing to Colonel Davis, com
mander of the raiders, somo gentlemanly
and humane qualities not generally mani
fested by Yankee officer, r rom ono infor
mant we learn that Colonel Davis was com
municative, and so far indicated his insensi
bility to shame as to boast that he was a
native of King George county, Ya., and per
fectly familiar with the country through
which he conducted his gang of marauders.
It must be said to his credit, however, that
he did not require the removal of the sick
and wounded soldiers from the cars occupied
by them, contenting himself with the de
struction of the locomotive, "Thomas Sharp"
and the tender. The locomotive "Nicholas
Mil'.s," with the tender and wood train
attached, awaiting at Ashland the passage
of the ambulance train, were also destroyed.
"When the passengers discovered that they
were at tho mercy of the Yankees several of
them prudently cast several documents into
the stove of the car and applied a match to
them. .A package of Confederate treasury
notes, amounting to several thousand dol
lars, was transferred to the custody of a lady
who kindly concealed it in the folds of her
skirts until tho Yankees hud disappeared.
We have not heard that the passengers were
searched. They, together with the soldiers,
were all paroled by Col. Davis. Most of the
former walked to the city yesterday, on the
The main body of the Yankees remained
for some tiime at Ashland, whilst a detach
ment proceeded to Hanover Court House,
tore up the Central Railroad truck at that
point, cut tho telegraph wires, nnd, also, it
is stated, burned the Court House. - This
was Yankee like. Tho detachment after
wards united, if we are correctly informed,
at Hungary Station, on the Fredericksburg
Railroad, and encamped during the night in
that vicinity. They destroyed several small
trestle bridges across tho "runs" and guiles
this side of Ashland, and also the water
tank at Hungary. Already a force is enga
ged in repairing the road, and it is hoped
that communication will be re-established
From Hungary the raiders proceeded in
squads to tho Brooko turnpike, passing
along unfrequented roads and bridle paths,
evidently guided by some oue familiar with
the country. At tho parsonage in the
Brooko road this person was recognized by
a youth as an individual whom he had fre
quently seen iu Richmond, but had never
known his name. A squad of them went to
Captain John B. Young's, aud despoiled
that gentleman of three horses. A larger
squad ventured to Mr. John Stewart's furm,
four miles distant from the city, and stole
several horses. Other citizens in the neigh
borhood were doubtless served tho same
way. They seem to have remained in this
vicinity for some time, long enough for a
resolute body of mounted men to havo killed
or captured the entire party; but, so tar as
we are informed, no demonstration of the
kind was made, though any number of arm
ed men on horseback were galloping to and
fro through the streets of the city, during
tncir stay on tno lirooko road.
After tho Yankees had cavorted around
on the Brooko pike to their hearts' content
fed themselves and their horses, exchanged
their most jaded auimals for fresh steeds,
and waited in vain for somebody to come
and take them, they crossed over into tho
Meadow Bridge road, and visited the scene
rendered memorable by tho opening of the
battles around Richmond, on tho 20th of
June, last year. They crossed tho historic
Chickahominy and prevented pursuit by
tearing up the planks of tho short bridge
over this sluggish stream, wlihu can be
easily replaced. Unluckily, they captured
near this point a locomotive aud tender
which had been sent out on a reconnoisaoce
in the morning. The Central Railroad
bridgo or tretle-worl crogac the Chicka
homiuy parallel with, aud near the county
bridge, or bridges. The Yankees burned
one or two sections of this trest'.e-work, and
then ran the locomotive into the gap, pre
cipitating it, of course, into Hie mud and
water ot the Chickahominy. Tlte injury
done to the railroad at this point is not so
serious that it may not be repaired in a clay.
After leaving the shades of the Meadow
bridges, the marauders, full of glee, no
doubt, trotted on td Mcchuiiicsvillu, and
thence towards the York River Railroad.
At Tunstall's Station they fortunately en
countered a small portion of General Wise's
Brigade, who gave-them a volley which
emptied several saddles, and sent the rest of
the party in the direction of tho Pamunktv
A messenger has arrived at Salt Lake
City with news of the murder of tweuty four
white men by the savages. A Urge party
have started in pursuit of the Indians.
WAsniRQTOJf. May 12. Several Rcntletnen
recently arrived here, and proceed to the
Rappahannock to recover tuo bodies oi tncir
friends who fell in tho recent battles. One
of them, in private note, received in Wash
ington to-day, says a communication has
1 - . . j . r i T r. . -
ix' ii iransmiiicu mi vruiiKmi jjcu mr pur
mission to pass inside of his lines for that
purpose. Although on Sunday night no
response had been received lrom l.ee. It was
understood from the officers receiving tho
communication at the river, that there would
be no unnecessary obstacles thrown in .tbeir
wov. - Subsequently the enemy commenced
sending over the river, under flag of truce
considerable numbers of our wounded, who
have been paroled. For several days . past
supplies nnd medicines havo been sent over
from our side.
A report was current yesterday that tho
cnomy had left their innnidabio position
along the heights, but a close observation,
last evening, disclosed tue tact that tncir
Dumbers had not been diminished. They
were still at that point yesterday morning
At the time ot our recrossing tue river at
United States Ford, it is believed that only
two divisions of thecnemv's forces remained
on our front, near Chanccllorvillc, as a rear
guard. The divisions mentioned were
commanded by Generals Anderson and Mc
Dr. enster still remains in the enemy s
lines, in care of the wounded. Dr. Sukely
Medical Director, Eleventh Corps, who was
captured at Chancellorvillo, , sends back
word that our wounded, generally, are do
ing well.
Notwithstanding all tho reports that our
troops have again crossed the Kappahan
nock, it was not the case up too Sunday
HuAD-qcAUTKns Ahmy of TnE Potomac
May 0, 1803. The following order has been
issued :
The Major-General Commanding tenders
to this army his congratulations on us
achievement of the last seven days. If it
has not not accomplished all that was ex
pected, tho reasons are known to the army
It is sutlicicnt to say that tliey were ot
character not to be foreseen or prevented by
human sairacitv or resources.
In withdrawing from the South bank of
the Rappahannock, before delivering a gene
ral battle to our adversaries, the army has
given renewed evidence of its confidence in
itself and its fidelity to tho principles it
represents. In lighting at a disadvantage.,
we would have been recreant to our trust to
ourselves, our cause and ouf country. Pro,
fmindlv loval aud conscious of its strength,
the Armv of the Potomac will give or de
cline battlo whenever its interest or honor
may demand. It will also be the guardian
ol its own history and its own arm. By ou
celerity and sccresy of movement our ad
Vance and passage of the rivers was undis
puted, and on our withdrawal, not a Rebel
ventured to follow. The events of the last
week may swell with pride the hearts o:
every olncer and soldier ot this army.
havo added new lustre to its tormcr re
Wu have made long marches, crossed
rivers, surprised the enemy in his entrench
ments, and whenever we have fought have
inflicted heavier blows thau we have receiv
ed. We have taksn from the enemy live
thousand prisoners, fifteen colors, captured
and brought off seven pieces of artillery,
place hondecombat eighteen thousand of his
ehoscu trcops, destroyed his depots filled
with vast amounts of stores, deranged his
communications, captured prisoners within
tho fortifications of his capital, and filled his
country with fear and consternation. We
have no other regret than that caused by the
loss of our brave companions, and in this we
are consoled by tho conviction that they have
fallen in the holiest cause ever submitted to
the arbitrament of battle.
By command of Maj.-Gcn. Hooker.
(Signed) S. Williams,
Assistant Adjutant-General.
Potomac, May 12. Dr. Suckley, Medical
Director, in charge of our wounded on the
field, reports that they are all comfortable,
and about twelve hundred in number. An
ambulance train has been sent for them, nnd
they are expected to return to camp by to
May 12. The Richmond papers of yesterday
announco the death of "Stonewall ' Jackson
on Sunday afternoon, from the effects of
amputation and pneumonia. His burial is
fixed for to-day. The military band iu Fred
ericksburg has been performing dirges a
greater portion of the afternoon.
A large train of ambulances proceeded to
day towards United States Ford for the re
mainder of our wouuded within the enemy's
line. v
Governor Cnrtin, of Pennsylvania, has been
in camp for two days past, looking after
the welfare and wants of the Pennsylvania
Potomac, May 11. A largo amount of
blockake goods was sold at Auction, in
Richmond, on Thursday. The sale included
$30,000 worth of ladies' boots and shoes,
fur summer wear. The sale aggregated
A new Confederate States flag has been
adopted. It was raised in Richmond, on
The Examiner prophesies that the Union
army has crossed the Rappahannock for tho
last time.
From ties, I'oster's Ueparlmrnt,
Nkwbern, N. C, May 8. A report came
inside the lines to-day that North Carolina
banks had refused to pay their assessment
to the Confederate Government, in which
determination they are sustained by Gov.
Vance, who reiterates Lis threat to recall
the troops from this State in the Jlebel
The small-pox has broke out in the con
traband camp. No fears are entertaiucd of
its reaching tho troops.
The Commanding General of this Depart
ment haying been officially appriscc'. that
Goncral Wild is coming here to raise au
African brigade, informs the Secretary of
War that he will not only give Gen. Wild
all tho assistance iu bis power, but will enter
into tho work cheerfully, bclicing that the
black troops will fight.
A large number of Secession residents of
New burn were sent outside of our lines this
morning. The ordor for the expulsion of
these people will be rigidly enforced through
out the Department.
A sensation was created here by the mar
riage, this morning, of Charles C. Lawrence,
of Boston, a member of the Fourty-fourth
Massachusetts, to the accomplished daughter
of Israel Disoway, a banker, in Newborn.
After making a transfer of his property to
bridogroom, the father left our linos with
other disloyal citizens.
Aaotlter Ucbel rata La Western
PlTTSBLRO, May 11. The Rebels made
a raid to Burning Springs Oil wells, and
destroyed the wells. Thoy burned the boats
and destroyed a large quantity of oil springs
ou the Kanawha River, thirty miles from
Parkersburg, ia Wirt county, ten miles from
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,' Pittsburg
parties have suffered severely.
General Grant Heads 10OO Prison-
era to SllUken'a Ilcnd.
KETTSfATKR correspondents
Iec'a Army Short of I'ood.
Wasiiisotoji, May 98 o'clock. P. M.
Tho steamer John A. Warner arrived here
this afternoon from Acquis Creek, which
piacc sue icit at v o cioctc tins morning.
blie brings special despatches to the Govern
ment irom Uen. liooker. ,
The following are the movements of Gen
Hooker s army since the lust advices. The
intelligence may be relied on, being receiv
ed irom nn intelligent newspaper man,
passenger on the boat.
At daybreak, on Friday mornimr. Gen.
Hooker pushed forward two corps of his
army across tho Rappahannock. Thev were
under tue command ot General Sedgwick
who advanced them over to the south nnd
west with caution. They gathered up the
wounded that were left on the field of the
recent battles (comprising both soldiers of
tho Cniou and Rebel armies), and buried tho
When they reached tho "Wilderness" tho
scene ot the recent severe conflict, they dis
covered the woods on fire, and found tho
charred remains of a large number of sol
diers, mostly Rebels, who had crept to these
woods to avoid being trampled upon by tho
army in its retreat.
At an early hour this morning General
Hooker completed the crossing of his entire
arinv, together with his artillery, and nn
ample supply of ammunition aud stoics,
sutlicicnt to last uim eight days.
As soon as he w us across, the whole seven
corps were placed in motion and deployed
right nnd leu in search ot the enemy, who,
at the latest dates, had not been found
Owing to the terrible condition of th
roaas, the movements "of the army must
necessarily be slow for a dav or two, but th
coming week will probably wituess the
greatest conflict on this continent.
General Hooker does not desire reinforce
ments, but considers that the army he has
already under his command is as large as h
can muster.
It is not believed that Gi n. Ileiiitzelman
has gone to ruin force Hooker ; but there is
no doubt that his army is in motion.
This is the latest information received nt
Washington up to this hour. As I am un
able to use the telegraph, even to send these
good tidings, I send the despatch by a spe
cial messenger.
You may have no doubt of the fact that
Hooker is again across. Sunday Tranvrijif.
Yesterday afternoon a flag of truce was
scut across the Rappahannock, by Geu. I.ec,
with a letter to General Hooker, in which
it was stated that Lee's army wus deficient
in supplies and their communication cut off,
so that it was difficult to reinforce their com
missariat, considering it necessary that Gen.
Hooker should send over supplies for the
wounded soldiers iu the huuds of tlto Con
federates. '
Medical and hospital supplies were sent
over in responso to this communication,
which indicates so plainly tho grent success
of General Sloneinau's cavalry expedition.
Wathington Jitjiuhlicao, 0M.
Cincinnati, May 0. The news from be
low is encouraging.
The Rebels who escaped from Grand Gulf
retreated down the Mississippi, hastily pur
sued. They halted at the entrenchments at
Bayou Pierre, but were again routed.
A flight at Port Gibson, six miles in rear
of Grand Gulf, took place Inst week (Fri
day). The United States loss was two hun
dred. It was this fight that decided Grand
'4'ho distance from the mouth of Big Black
River thebridgeon the Vicksburgand Jack
son railroad is thirty-two miles. Tho river
is navigable tor the gun-bout?.
On Wednesday, Grant's army was pretty
well up tho river, and the fate of Vicksburg
is probably decided by this time.
A few dins ago the steamers Moderation
I and llorison. carrying troops across Grand
uuii, roiuucu.
The Horizon sunk. A sec
tion ot the Chicago Battery on board was
Rebel reports claim the capture of several
hundred prisoners tit Tuscumbia recently, by
Forrest. Doubtful.
Cincinnati, May 0. Morgan's reported
intention to agaiu invade Kentucky creates
no alarm. lie will find suitable prepara
tions for him when he comes.
The work on the Covington and Cincin
nati bridge has been commenced. Large
contracts for material have bejn closed, nnd
tho work will be cnergetieallyursued.
Several squads of recruits for the Rebel
army have been cuptured near Maysvillo by
the Ilomu Guards.
Grand Gci.f, Miss., May 3, via Memphis,
Tenn., May 7. Major-General Hai.leck,
General-in-Chief : We landed at Boulings
burg, April 110, moved immediately on Port
Gibson, met the enemy, 11,000 Btrong, four
miles South of Port Gibson, at 8 o'clock A.
M., on the 1st instant, and engaged him all
da A, entirely routing him, with the loss of
many killed, and alxmtoOO prisoners liesidcs
tho wounded. Our loss is about 100 killed
and S00 wounded.
The enemy retreated towards Vicks'onrg,
destroying tho bridges over the two forks
of the Bayou Pierre. These were rebuilt,
aud the pursuit has continued until the
present time.
Besides the heavy artillery at this place,
four field pieces wero captured and some
stores, and the enemy were driven to destroy
many more.
The country is the most broken and diffi
cult to operate in I ever saw.
Our victory has been most complete, and
the enemy are thoroughly demoralized.
Very respectfully, U.S. Grant,
Major-General Commanding.
PESPATCn from governor tates.
Si'RINci iki d, III., May 0. The follow
ing despatch was received late last night :
Grand Gci.f, Miss., May 8, 1803. "We
gained a glorious victory at Port Gibson on
the 1st iust.
The enemy is in full retreat. Our forces
are in close pursuit. The Illinois troops, as
usual, behaved with the greatest gallantry
The loss on our side is one hundred and
fifty killed and eight hundred wounded.
We have taken one thousand prisoners.
The loss of the enemy in killed and wound
ed was much grester than ours.
Memphis, Tcnn.; May 7, 1808. General
Grant' has captured Grand Gulf, Port Gib.
on and Willard Valley.
Pa Wednesday General Grant's main army
waa thirty miles up the Big Black River,
marching on the rear of Vicksburg.
The army waa enthusiastic at the prospect
of speedy victory.
Farther Parllcnlarn nbont tho Tat
landlshain Arrest.
Tho Cincinnati Commercial trivos tho
following account of . Vallandigham's ar
rest :
"A special train left this city at twelve
'clock Monday niirht. with a company of
the Thirteenth United States Infantry, sixty-
seven men, with directions from General
Burnside, commanding the Department of
the Ohio, to arrest C. L, Vallandigham, at
his residence in Davton. The train reached
Dayton at half past two o'clock, and, pro
ceeding to Vallandigham's house,- placed
guards on the streets in tho vicinity, and
the Captain commanding, with a squad of
men, surrounded tno house.
The doorbell was rung, and Vallan
digham appeared at the window and in
quired what was wanting I iuo captain
told him, but ho was not disposed to go
along peaceably. He shouted for the police
loudly, and the lemnie meinoers oi tue
family joined their cries to his. The captain
told him lie might as well stop me rus
turbancc, as he hud the force to arrest him,
and would certainly do so.
'Vallandigham then said lie was not
dressed. Tho captain told hira ho would
have time to dress himself, but he redoubled
his shouts for the police, when an attempt
was made to force the front door. The door
resisted tho efforts ot the soldiers, and Yal-
landiuham flourished a revolver at tho win
dow, und fired two or threo shots without
A sido door was then forced, and the
squad, finding all tho doors in tho lcbusc
fastened, . broke open .four of them before
they reached the apartment occupied by
tho individual with whom they had business,
who was soon taken and escorted to the
train, which was in Waiting.
"Some of Vallandigham's friends, luibriu
what was going on, rung the lire bells, with
tho intention ' of gathering a crowd to
attempt a rescue. But few persons appeared,
and thev cava no trouble. Vallandigham
was brought to the city, and lodged iu the
prison on Columbia street, between Sycamore
and Broadway, where no one was permitted
to see him without nn order from General
The Trlnlot"ViillanU(ihHiii.
The trial of Mr. Vallandigham having
been concluded, it willtiot be improper now
to publish the charges and specifications
against him. Tho Court Laving becu or
ganized, as published a few days since, the
Judgo Advocate read the lollowiug:
Publicly expressing, in violation of Gen
oral Orders No- 38, trom Head -quarters,
Department of the Ohio, his sympathies for
those in arms agninst the Government of
the United States, declaring disloyal senti
ments nnd opinions, with the obje.t and
purpose of weakening the power f the
Government, in its elloits to supprets an
unlawful Rebellion.
In thi that the said Clement I.. Vul
lnndighuiil, a citizen of tho State of Ohio,
on or about the 1st day of May. 1S03, nt
Mount Vernon, Knox county, Ohio, did
publicly address a largo meeting of citizens
and did utter sentiments, iu words or in
ell'ect, as follows, declaring the present war
"a wicked, cruel and unnecessary war;"
"a war not being waged for the preservation
of the Uuion ;" "a war for the purpose of
crushing out liberty nnd erecting a des
potism ;" "a war for the freedom of the
blacks and the enslavement of the whites;"
stating "that if the Administration had so
wished, the war could have been honorably
terminated months nijo ;'' that "peace might
have been honorably obtained bv listening
to the proposed intermediation of France;"
that "propositions by which the Southern
States could be won back and the South be
guaranteed their rights under the Constitu
tion, hud been rejected the day before the
lute battlo at Fredericksburg, by Lincoln
and his minions j" meaning thereby the Pre
sident of the United States and those under
nim in authority. Charging "that the
Government of the United States were about
to appoint Military Marshals in every Dis
trict to restrain the people of their liberties,
to deprive them ot their rights and privi
leges. Characterizing General Order o. us.
from Head-quarters Department of the Ohio,
as "a buse usurpation of arbitrary authority,"
inviting his hearers to resist the came ly
saying, "the sooner the people intorm the
minions ot usurped power that tUey Vi lli not
submit to such restrictions upon their Illi
cit ies, the better;-' declaring "that he was
at all times, and upon all occasions resolved
to do what ho could to defeat the ntteinpts
now being madu to build up n monarchy
upon the ruinseyjur free Government :"
asserting "that La firmly believed, as he
said six months ago, that the men in power
aro attempting to establish a despotism in
this country more cruel und more oppressive
than ever existed before."
All of w hich opinions and sentiments lie
well knew did aid, comfort aud eucouiage
those in arms against the Government and
could but induce in bis hearers a distrust
of their own Government and sympathy for
those in arms aguiust it, and a deposition
to resist the laws of the land.
AOalrej ill Hcuufort, M. ('.
Gcncial Hunter yesterday held a grand
review of the troops iu and around Ucuut'ort A
.1... .1.. i -
wiiu i lie i-Auepuon oi uit) coiorcu reginieiiiH,
who are out on picket duty. Our troops
presented an excellent appearance, especially
the l'euiisylvania regiments, which are
models in tlieir discipline aud efficiency.
The negroes aro doing good service as
pickets around Beaufort, aud the prejudice
which at first existed against them Hinong
our northern troops is fust weuiing away.
They march aud drill excellently, me quirk
and vigilant as pickets and sentries, and
ambitious to make good soldiers. The'
material is good, aud tho white olliccrs will
bo to blumo if it is not made very servicea
ble to the Government.
The rebels still occupy the mainland
opposite Tort Hoyal Ferry, though no
danger is apprehended from them by the
Beaufort residents and troops.
Coul Trade,
BuauoKlN, May 9, 1803.
6.H02 10
81,167 10
b7. It
iii.iott 18
Feut for week ending May 9,
l'er last report,
To wju Urns last year,
8S,$90 13
Ualmbold'iExtraet liuchu,
Uelnibold'i Extract liucliu,
llcluibold's Extract Duchu,
llclnj hold's Extract Duchu,
The Great Diuretic ,
The Oraat Diuretic
The Great Piuretie.
The Great Diurelie.
Auda rosilive and Specific Remedy for l)ieaMof die
illadder, Kidneys,
Gravel, Dfonsy,
Organlo Weakucta,
And all disease of the Urinary Organs.
See AdverliMineut in another column. Cut It out,
aud (end fm the Medicine at once
Childreh ova area or tana Sicxhem to
I Coldi. Mo matter where the disease may appear lo
e aeaiea, its origin way oe u aoeu wauppreasej per
spiration, or a Cold. Cramps and Lung Cuwplainia
are direct products of Colds. In short Colds are ih
harbingers of half the diseases that afflict humanity,
fur aa Obey are eauaed by checked perspiration, and
as lve.eighihs of the waste mailer of the body
escape through th pore, if those pores are oloaed,
that proportion of diseases necessarily follows. Keep
clear, therefor, of Colds aud Cough, th great pre.
ureera of disease, or If eontraetvd. break them ap
immediately, by a timely us of Uadam l'oiter't
Curauv Italsem. Bold by all the Praggbtial 13
ttttand ZS ceat pet bottle
On the 21st nit., by Rct. M. Rlmcim Mr."
Hrmit Fkof.lt to Miss Mart O'EntBff,
all of Sun bury.
new" advertisements.
I'pper Ang-nnta Common
Receipt end expMiriitir from Jane 1st 18S2 to
.-! ruts 1 i mills ou the dollar of
Gross amount of i clut.ii.i
n .. " -i
M7 M
1 24 25
Lollectors Commission,
2i 05
4a on
hi amount or wi received.
tiRT 44
Ada Mate apnrotiriat on rrcmr.rl
106 40
62 3$
" oupposeu Balance on Used from last year,
Total of receipt,
VM 22
Paid to teachers $20 per month for 4
monmseacn, Itso 00
" for fuel and enntinifencics, 125 1)1)
" to Trcinurer's percentage as
per Auditors report, 12 15
" to Secretary for services, 7 00
Total expenditures,
t'2i 15
uuianoe on unmi,
WiM.tAM Rekd, Secrctnry.
I'pper Augusta twp., May 10, 1863.-
$21 07
IiNli!liou of IartnerKhl.
NOTICE is hereby (riven that tlio partnership
heretofore cxisiin tretwrtl. c. T) unillilt.ci
ami JACOlinOIIHUACil, under the firm of C. i),
A J . Kuhrbach, in the Foundry llii9iiies, wiw dn.
solved hy uutunl consent on the 1st dnv of Anril.
1S0.1. The Books and I'unnr. nr lirt in ,.,. u
of Jnoob Kohrhnch, at tho old stand, for spec ly iut.
All persons interested will plnasc take noliee,
Buubnry, April 16, 1SC3 3t ,
r o it it 'iji'sr j
THK undersigned respectfully Inform the pnt.lio
generally, that they have entered iuto (Jo-l'art-nership
iu the l-'Ol XtlKV UUSIXKSS. and aro now
prepared to mauulacluroat the 'HuhrbaeU .Foundrv,'v
all kind of
.Muchiucry , KlovrM. Plouhx, Cast.
Inn, &c, ut Hhorl .'VotU-.
Impairing all kinds of Agricultural Implements
done in a gooi workmanlike tunnner and at the
shortest notice. f i t
All articles shipped as ordeif i.'A Orders respect
fully solicited and promptly attended lo.
T. O. COOl'tR.
tt Old Iron, and all kiuda of Troduce taken iu
En:baiif;e for work
fciunbury, May 18, 1SC3. If
JOHN e. eiwiicir.
Fawn Strrcet, oppcuite Weaver's Hotel,
BCNBURV, Northumberli.nd Co., Pa.,
TNFOHMShis friends ard tho public pouerally,
that he hs taken the Mu). nf .Inoob tf. U-ike,
dee'd., and is prcpnrcd to do nil kinds of TAI l.Ok
JNU in a good workmanlike inannrr. The p&Uou
age ol'lhe public in rupoctfullv solicited,
tiuubury, Muy IS, ltG3. ly
in every variety,
Orders solicited aud filled wilh promptness and
Sunbury, May 18, 1R(U ly
a" new" ar!Tiyalf '
HK hits just returned hoine from rhilndelphia,
wilh aijewStookoflHT.SnndSIIO..S,aclect
ed with great care to suit all persons
Buy your Voots and Shoes when yon cm get ths
best quality, aud vrhert the bett assortment is t
iept in .s.Kry.
Ke has Calf Boots from J:l "5 lo $7 00.
He has Hoy's Calf Boats from H M) lo $4 00.
He has Ladiiw' Gaiters from C'.'ctr. to :l IH.
He has Mi new ami Children's (laili-r of all styles
and fu.-hions. arid prices. In shot; everything in hi
line of Uu.-ine.n.
II? r!fo bason hand a full assortment of Morroeom
and Cnlf Skins of the be! quulily. which he will
lunke uploordrrat the shortest noiire, having sup
plied himself w ilh the most fashionable Last.
EISWALD'.S Talent Metallio S-des nua Heels
one pair of which will wear aa lorg us five pair of
Leather .Soles, kept on hand.
Mending done as usual.
Call and examine fur yourselves and learn my
prices befure purchacingelsewhcre.
Sunbury. May 18, lt63. lych
lit it Ordained liy th I.irjn nnd Cci'mfn.
Council the Ilvrvwjh nf Hurdi'try, ''.; in
Tvirn Council rrscrnlt?d, anti,ii is Itcrcry En
acted ly A uthurity vjthe tame :
That they do hereby require and direct the pre
ding, macadamizing and ku( I ci hip of the f-il!oiii
streets, vil : broadway. Deer and Fawn streets frum
Cranberry to Elderberry streets ; River street, froj
Cranberry to Blackberry : .Market s;ri-ci and Spmro
rom iirowiway to tue eastern line ol U) o oorougn .
Illaekberry and Whortleberry streets from Broad
way to Fawn street ; that tho Commissioner) ol Streets
are hereby authorised, directed and required to pro
ceed at one wilh the grading and iuucal-muiu;
aud guttering of said streets, under Ihc direction aud
control of the Uorough Regulators, commencing with
Mnrket street and tHUare, taking aud complrtiug
one street at a tint until the wiiolo1 are properly
graded, niucadcuiued mid guttered ; that they do
hereby require and direct li e grading, paving and
curbing ol the side or fool walk? along euid streets
herein before mentioned and decribed. ou or before
the first day ot July, A. D., I3t3 ; that tho said pave
ments and curl shall be luid in a good aud work
manlike manner of good and KtibstHntinl sloues or
brick, under the superintendence of Ihesaid Uorough
Regulators ; that any pavements or curbing now laid
with, or which hereafter be laid ilh any other in a
teriul, ou said streets, sbull bo taken up aud laid at
the proper grade, ukh goud gub-stuutial stone or
brick; and that auy puveiuintd uireudy laid ou the
above uauied streets, which may be above or below
the proper grade, shall be taken up and relaid, at
the proper grude. if required by the sniil llorougit
Regulators, under their direetiou ; that the owner
owners of real-estate upou suid streets above mention,
ed, arc hereby directed aud required, ou or before
the first day of July, A. D., la'Ki, to cause a good
aud substantial stone or brick pavciiu-nt m.i curt,
ing to be made, of such breadth as tho liurough Or
dinance direct, before aud alon Iheir re.pcclite
properties, under Jbc direction and at the grade to be
given by the said Doreugh Regulators, aud. uhju the
failure of any owner or owners of rci.l estate upon
the foregoing mentioned meets, to cauH the side or
foot walks and curbing to be uiade as atbrrcaid, wi;U
in the lime prescribed by this Ordinance, that, then,
Iho Chief Uurgee is hereby aulhurited, directed an t
required lo cause said pavemuiits, side or foot walks
aud curbs lobe laid ia accordance with the Act of
Assembly in such case madeat.d provided, uuder the
direction and coutrol of the sail borough Regulator.-.
Th abor Ordinance was read, aud ou motion of
Mr. Bourne, Meonded by Mr. Wilvert, passed unan
imously, JSO. W. DITHER, Clk.
guubury, May , 1SS3.
ttlierllT'H Nulesj.
BY eirtu of certain writ of leet Yen. l'xn. bvued
out of th Court oi Common i'leas of Northum
berland couuty, l'a., and to ma directed, will be ex
posed to public sal, at the Court House, in Suuhuty,
OO MONDAY, the 2ith day of MAY. IStiS, at 1
O'clock, P. M., th following described real csiate,
to wit :
A certain lot or pice of ground, situate in Jordaa
township, Northumberland county, l'a., Luuuded aud
described as follows, vil : on llie east by laud of
Martin Morkel and Ella Rower, on the west by laud
of Adam tahrub, and on th north sod south by laud
Gabriel Adam, coutauuug one dourih of an acre of
limestone, whereon are erected a Lituekilu. Seized
takeu in xeotlon and. to b sold as th properly of
Abraham Sehweuk
Pherir office, Sunbury, May V, l$6).
(.Vistre Turnpike ktouil.
AN Eleotlon for Olrieers for th ensuing year wilt
be held al th public bouse of JoSU'li VAN.
IK, Iu th borough of Northumberland, wu Mon
day tb 1st day of Juo next beiweeu iho hours of
10 'clock A. M. and i o'clock I' M.
J. R. i'HIEKlLCr, rierUtct.
Kcrlhuaibulaad, Miy IfeiJ

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