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Monday Morning, Hay 5, '62. Notice to Mall SnbHcribem. We wish our friends who nre sending us subscriptions by mail, for less than a year to cut out and bear in mind this tariff of rates, and so avoid misunderstandings. Weekly 6 months 60c. 3 " 35c. Daily C months $2,75 u 3 " 1.50 44 1 11 - 50c. Tri-Weckly 6 months $1,75 44 3 " 1,00 14 1 " 35c. f^*Invariably iu advance. Departure op Gk.v. Fremont.?Oen. Fremont with his wife Jessie, hi-* daugh ter and son, and his staff, left on Saturday morning on :i special traiu of three cars on the Baltimore and Ohio II lilrond for New Creek Station. It was known only to a few persons that the General iutended to leave yesterday morning, and there were only a few persons at the depot to witness the de parture. The staiT, as is generally known is composed almost exclusively of foreign ers, among whom there are many men who have distinguished themselves in battle in their native country and in whom the Gen eral has the utmost confidence. Some of the staff officers were here without com missions, and at the request of the Genera} commissions were issued by Gov. l'eirpoint to Capt. Hubert Dilger, L. M. Rosafe, Agus tus Otto and Max Tosk, in the First Bat tallion Virginia Light Artillery. General Fremont came here, as it were, under a cloud?with the prejudices of the people against him?but he has takcu his leave with the popular sentiment in his favor as far as we can judge by the ex pression of all classes, lie chose to be so i quiet and seemed so anxious to avoid any thing like display or splurge that we ven ture to say that in his whole five weeks residence among us not one in a hundred of our citizeus have seen him. We only know that Gen. Fremont goe3 froui here to New Creek, but it is generally understood that his destination is Monterey in Highland county. RANK Frkmoxt.?This young gen tleman, son of the General, and apparently not more than nine or ten years of age, has made himself quite generally known dur ing his short stay in the city, ile is a bright, keen, black-eyed, shrewd little fel low, and although he talks a good deal, I and seemed to have an insane hankering j after confections, was generally well be haved and very much of a little gentleman j considering his years. He ranked as au orderly sergeant, and was so attired when he appeared in the streets, and we under stand that no greater punishment could be inllicted upon him for his juvenile short comings, than to deprive him of his uni form and compel him to put on ordinary harness. No ambitious General ever felt more thoroughly disgraced upon being de- | prived of his sword. We noticed Frank in the cars ou Saturday morniug, as he was j going away with his father, and he ap- j peared to manifest a sublime iudifference j to current events and the fate of the re-,| public. He didn't seem to care whether school kept or not. ?@7?May Day.?May Day Las come and ! gone but the pleasures which came with it in the past have departed. In by-gone days it was U3iial for the young to rise with the dawn and go into the fields and woods in search of tiowers, while at night there would be festivity and rejoicing, when one of the favored lasses would be choseu "Queen ol the May," and a pole dec orated with flowers raised to commemo rate the occasion. But these things have well-nigh passed into oblivion, and even the young become thoughtful of the future, and look earnestly upon the stern realities of the present. There are many who look in to the past and remember with pleasurable emotions the joys which came with the May days of youth, but which are to return no more. It is the precursor to the summer time which will soon come, and as rapidly pass away into the cold dark winter of the future. BQTMorf. Prisoners.?Col. De Villiers, who has been for some time in command at Point Pleasant, and who, as we see by the proceedings of a receut Court Martial, has been dismissed from the service, ar rived in the city on Saturday, with the fol lowing prisoners, who were confined in the Atheneum : James White, of Logan county, Whitsou Green, of Haleigb. Andrew W. Whitman, of Nicholas. Anthony RifHe, of Braxton. Joseph Vance, of Logan. George A. Johnston, of Wyoming. L. H. Westle, of St. Lewis. William L. Barker, of Logan. Thomas E. Ball, of Mercer. Charles Clark, of Kanawha. Lewis K. Peters, of Raleigh. Richard Meadows, of Wyoming. Gabriel Smoot, of Wyoming. Isaac RifHe, of Braxton. Jeffeiy Steele, of Fayette. Charles Call, of Fayette. Lewis T. Miller, of Kanawha. 1 The prisoners are charged with bush- j whacking, uttering seditious sentiments, and so forth. ?6fNo Cause for Anxiety.?News that the late cold spell has permitted fruit trees to escape unscathed is good news. Close inquiry among the farmers who come to the city, is uniformly met with satisfactory replies. Cherry trees blossom abou^ as early as any others, but we found no one who complained of any injury to the pros pects of this fruit. Tht cold rains have ?rotted the earliest strawberry blossoms, and this is the only damage we could learn ?of. The tender shoots of the Lawton black berry, and the equally delicate shoots of the ?raspberry bushest being unscathed, all doubts as to the result of the late cold are very agreeably disposed of. The growth of the cereals has been somewhat retarded but a few days of sunshiue will atone for *ie drawback. 86j-Tiiis Atiibkkcm Ikison.?Wc learn thai all tlic prisoners in the Albcncum itra soon to be removed to Gamp Cbase, Colum bus, and that the institution is to be done away with gradually. General Fremont bus issued nn order iu reference to prison ers as follows: All arrests whatsoever by Provost Marshals, at posts, camps, or other localities within this Department, will be immediately reported to the Provost Marsh alUener.il,at these Head-quarters?reports to be accompanied with full descriptions of prisoners taken, and statement of charges upon which arrested, together with such other information torching cases presented, as may be necessary or useful for Depart ment Files. Ilegular returns of all persons in custody, or released witbiu the month, will be made monthly to the Provost Marshal, at Depart ment Head-quarters, or at sucb other times | as be may specially designate, having in view the interests of the service. 8?-liiRTiis and Dkatiis.?The number of births in the city for the year ending Dec. 31, I8CI, was 218, of which 119 were males and 90 were females. Last year the number was 188. In the same district the number of deaths was 43, 24 males and 19 females. Last year the number of deaths reported iu the district was 43. Of the 43 deaths reported, 32 were under 21 years of age?2 were over 80. . The number of births reported in the city during the same period was 409, 218 | male sand 191 females. Lastyear the num ber reported was 148. The number of deaths reported was 340, and corresponds iu the main with the official report which appeared in our paper in February laBt. BS^-Nkw Steamboat for thk Cincinnati and Wiirelino Thadk.?Copt J. K. Booth has contracted for a new boat to be bnilt in this city, for the Wheeling and Cincin nati trade. She is to be called the Liber ty No. 2, and will be 220 feet long. 36 feet beam and 5 feet hold. She will be comple ted in the conrse of two or three months. 8fa?"GKN. Ttlkr, who commanded the | brigade iu which the First Virginia Regi ment was engaged at the recent Winchcst- j cr fight, was in the city on Saturday. 8?*The May term of the Circuit Court commenccs this morning. We hear of no business of public importance likely to come up. YJrCFa. combiis'R op hkvbsuk^ I offer my eel f an a candidate for re elec tion to the office of Commissioner or the Revenue lor the country district of Ohio county, at the ensu lug May election. (ap25) T. M. PKMBKRTUN. To the Voters of Ohio County: . I respectfully anuouuee myself a* a candidate for I Commissioner of the Revenue for the country dis trict of Ohio county. aplS A. P: BED1LION. COUBUSsiONEU OF THK REVENUE.? Msssrs. Editors.? 1 l?eg leave to present my Heir to the voter* of Ohio County, as u llniou candidate for the office of Com missioner of the Revenue, country district. I res pectfully solicit the suffrages of my iellow-cltizeus. ml?17* T. B. 8TKWAHT. COMMIS'R OP REVENUE. Editors.?Please announce SAM IIEL SMITH, former Jailor of thlstity. as a candi date for the office of Commisfiouer of the Revenue for the country. [mh3lj UNION MEN. UNION CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF.?The undersigned, byre quest of many city and country friends, offers him self as a Union candidate for the office of fcheriff. at the ensuing election. ap6* ISAAC IRWIN, 8*. Ice! Ice! Ice! , riHIK subscriber begs leave to inform his old cus-I JL tomers, and the pnblic in general, that he is j piepared to furnbdi them with LAKE ICE tills sum mer u|?on the most reasonable terms. Orders from abroad promptly attended to. apltt-lnt M. W. AMICK. Mill For Rent. riillE undersigned will rent oue half ol the Ra X venswood Flouring Mills to a practical miller, coming properly recommended, and will remain in the mill with him, or it two should apply he will rent the whole mill for one year. Said mill is situa ted in the town of Ravenswood, on the river bank, has a railway to the water's edge and a good land iug at till stage* of the river. This mill is in a fine wheat growing section, has three run of burs and la capable of doing a large custom and merchant busi ness. The mill has a good reputatiou in the Eastern markets. 11. T.WELLS, ap2S Ravenswood, Jackson Co., Vr. Proposals for Furnishing fresh Beef I to Troops in the Field Orrioc Chiep C. S., Moujctai* Dipartmrxt, 1 Wheeling, Vr., May 1,1808. f SEALED Proposals will be received at this office till 2 o'clock P. M., on the 15th Inst., for furnish ing all the Vbksii Bklk that may be required for troop* in the Held, comprising the Brigades of Uens Schenck, Bienker and Mllroy, now operating l?R Southerly direction from New Creek Station, B. AO. R. R.,as a base; for two months, commencing on the 1st day of June. The Beef to be of good, whole some quality, aud to be delivered in equal portions or fore and hind quarters (necks aud shanks exclud ed) iu such quantities as ma? be required by the Commissaries of the respective Brigades. The pro bable total quantity to bo delivered each week will be 130,000 pounds. The contractor will be required to keep an agent near the Headquarters of each Brigade, with an adequate supply cf cattle constantly on hand ready to All orders troin the Commissary of the Brigade. Payments will be mode monthly for the quantity delivered, on the presentation of the Brigade Commissaries* receipts therefor. The ac cepted bids will form the ba*is ot a written contract of the usual form and conditions. Bond in the sum of ($20,000) twenty thousand dollars, with two sure ties, whose individual responsibility for the above sum, shall be certified to by the Clerk of the Court where they reside, will be required. Proposals must l?e accompanied by the oath ofallegiance ofthe party making the bid. Proposals from a firm mutt specify the names and residences of the individuals com posing it. Each proposal must be accompanied by * writteu guaranty signed by the party making the bid and the proposed sureties. The certificates of responsibility above referred to, must ac company the guaranty. FORM or GUARANTY. >Ve??? ? of , oi Rud of , do hereby guaranty, should the pro poeal of be accepted, that he (or they) will forthwith sign the contract and file the required boud, or we will pay to the Uuited Statesi the loss sustained by the difference between his (or their) bid and the next higher. ... . Proposals will be endorsed on the envelope Pro posals for Fresh Beer," and directed lo^ 1 CAPT.'J. W. BARRIO ER, Com'y of Subsistence, U. S. A~ myS-td Wheeling/* R. Carpeting, Carpeting. rX STORE, A LARGE STOCK ef BmS"*LowelL ^ Imperial, Tapestry, Ingrain, Cottage. TLlst A Rag C\RPKriNO, Rnd FLOOR OIL CLOTHS, raa,' At"r?'?Wfe* THOMAS. Hams, Bacon & Shoulders. of Wheeling cored and wnoked Hjunii and Shoulder*, cut and cured for the city retail trade. POR THB LADIES.?Just received by Ex H DrMa ? f?w NUBIAS, Rt ?pSa p. N1COLL E URO'S Variety Store. OR8BT 8 ?Another~lot r?celTeU t Variety Store of Extra Vamilt Champion MUls, warranted white wheat, 62 do T.1^"d^r-'iVu. Chadren's Cabs & Carriage 8. JUST RECEIVED, Cabs and Carriagesoftiimlee end kind.. For ?al. *t mpo5 . Jio.30 Monroe et. HUSINKSS NOTKJ1SS. aar.v Caui>.?Mrs. W. C. preseuls lier compliments, and recommends her friends, when they wish to make an elegant Jelly, to use Coze's Sparkling Gelatine. Kor sale by T. H. Logan & Co., and Logan, List it Co., Druggists Found it Oct !?We beard a lady say, a I day or two ago, that she had been looking for a good hair truth in vain, until she stepped in at 47, Main street, (T. H. Logan A Co.'s Drug IlouBe,) where she bought an elegant one. Several persons have "found out" that it is the plare to secure fine Brushes, Perfumeries, Soaps, Pure Medicines Housekeeping Articles, jc. Do You Liv* is Tows or Country??No matter 1 A handy place to gel what you want in the line of Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Brushes, Perfumeries, Spices, Xotions, &c., is at T. H. Logan & Co.'s, No. 47, Main St., or Logan, List Ic Co.'s, Bridge Corner. jjQTEco.nomy 13 Wkalth.?Sate your ' money by buying the Saponilier, or Con centrated Lye, for making bard or soft Sonp, one pound will make nine pounds of good hard Soap, or nine jtoundt of beautiful white olt Soup, alto Babbitt's Concentrated Pot ash, Babbitt's Celebrated Soap Powder, or washing without labor. Warranted to take the stains out of Table Linen and XapkinB. For sale by Heed Ic Kraft. Purify yoi'k Blood by UBing Ayer's Sar saparilal, Lindsey's Blood Scarcher, Ko baek's Blood PnriBer, Dr. John Bull's Im proved Sarsaparilla, Scovill's Blood and Liver Syrup, Jayne's Alterative or Brent lingers Fluid Extract of Sarsapari'.Ie and Dandelliou. For sale by Heed & Kraft. Btcrhave's Holland Bitters, Arnold's Cel ebrated Stomach Bitters, lloo&and's Ger man Bitters, Hosteller's Stomach Bitters, Sanford's Liver Invigorntor, Kennedy's Medical Discovery. For sale by Ueed and Kraft. Sir James Clark's Female Periodical Pills, KofTa Pills, Todd's Pills, Ayer's Pills, Wright's Indian Vegetable Pills, McLane's and Jayne's Pills, Klitt's Worm Plums, Frey's Vermifuge, White Wash Brushes, Scrub Brushes, Paint and Varnish Brushes, Hair, Cloth, Kail and Tooth Brushes in great variety. For sale by litis* li Kkaft, Centre Wheeling Drug Store. SPECIAL NOTICES. Heimstreet's Inimitable Hair Re storative. Thin article is too well known to need recommen dation. ItU not a dye, but restores gray hair to ^ts original color, and keeps the hair healthy, soft, aud beautiful. Sold at the Medicine Depot, 202 IS road nay, N. Y. apl4-l ui The Confessions and Experience of an Invalid. Published for the benefit and as a warning and a caution to young men whe suffer from Nervous De bility, Premature Decay, 4c.; supplying at the same time the means of Self-Cure. By one who has cured himself after being pnt to great expense through medical imposition and quackery. By enclosing a jhoflt-paid addressed envelope, 81NOLS copies may be had of the author, NATHANIEL MAYFAIIt, Km]., Bedford, Kings Co., Now York. ap4-lydAw Header, you can have an enduring, alwaya ready, and reliable Gold Pair, exactly adapted to your hand and style of writing, which will do your writing vastly cheaper than steel Pens. If you waut it, see "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword," in another column. mli25 (.From the Daily Express, Lancaster, Pa.] "CHEMICAL WRITING FLUID." "Wo are indebted to Mauri*. E. Barr k Co. for a supply of Laughlins k Bushfield's Ink, an article we have been using exclusively for the year past. "It is manufactured at Wheeling, West Virginia, by a firm whose loyalty never for a moment wavered, and to whoee patriotism the highest compliment we could pay would be to nay that it is as genuine, as free, as unfading and permanent as their Ink, with which we mako this record. We use this FLUID because, after being torment ed with many other black device*, vre have found it superior in every respect to any other, either foreign or home make, aud hence pronounce it the best a'ud most reliable in the market." LAUGHLINS A BUSHFIKLD, Manufacturers, Wheeling, Va. Sold by J.C. Orr A Co. Keed k Kraft, Jos. Graves, W?a. P. McKelvey, And Book sellers generally. mhl MA SLIGHT COLD," COUGll Hoarseness, or Sore Throat, which I might be checked with a simple a remedy, if neglected, ofteu termi 1 nates seriously. Few are aware o f the importance of stopping a Cough or "8UOHT cou>" in its first stage; that which in the beginning would yield to a mild remedy, if not attended to, soon at tacks the lungs. "Brovh's Bronchial Troches" were first iutro duded eleven years ajjo. It hcu been proved that they are t/u lest article before the public for Couons, Colds, BR05CHITU, Asthma, Catarrh, the Hacking (Amah in Cohsomptiox, and numerous affections of the Throat, giving immediate relief. Public Speakers & Singers will find them effectual for clearing and strengthen ing the voice. Sold by all Druggists and Dealers In Medicine, at 25 cents per box. Sold in Wheeling by REED * KRAFT, B. BOCK ING and?' *?* lers in Medicine. nov*i7-6m Wholesale Dry Goods. J. H. HOBLITZELL & CO. nAYE JUST OPENED A LARGE STOCK OF Dry Goods, Notions, &c. No. 3<t7 Baltimore St.? BALTIMORE, MD. r 1MIE entire stock was purchased in September and , X October last, at pricea enabling them to sell to 1 dealers on such terms as will make It the interest of j both city and country merchants to examine their ' Their terms will be cash. mh2S-lm* PIANOS! PIANCS11 MEDALS r IN FIVE SUCCESSIVE YEARS the Maryland Institute, besides first premiums at Era in Philadelphia, Washington and Richmond. TESTIMONIALS OF EXCELLENCE PIANOS! CJ.OLD At _ Fairs THALBERG, GOTTSCHALK, 8TRAK0SCH, I and O. 8ATTER. Aa also from some of the most eminent Prof) and amateurs in the country. WM. KNABE k CO., 1,3, 6 and 7, NORTH EUTAW STREET, and No. 350 BALTIMORE 8T-, , . near Eutaw.^ould respectfully invite the attention 1 of the public to their well assorted stock of G RAND AND SQUARE PIANO-FORTES, I which, for beauty of finish, power, and sweetness of tone and elasticity of touch, have been, by judges, pronounced unrivalled. Every Piano guarantied for five years, and a privilege of exchange granted at any time within six months, if not entirely satisfac *??erm liberaL A call is respectfully solicited be-1 fore purchasing elsewhere. A liberal discount made , to the Clergy *nd to Schools. A laige assortment of tin hand. to the Ciergj auu \o *uwi?. ~ Melodeons constantly on band. Ui'n KNABE ? CO. JBS3K B. 1IHIU>B, IK Agent for the above celebrated Pianos. mh81-?m g Megtmrlt. Account of the Bombardment of Fort tfaoon. New Yobk, May 3.?The New York Tri bune ol this morning received by telegraph from Baltimore the following report from ; its special correspondent of the bombard I ment of Fort Macon : The preparation!! for the bombardment ] of Fort Macon were complete on Wednes day night, but the order to fire was not j I given till 5i o'clock on Friday morning, | .when a shot"was fired from one of the 30 pounder Parrott guns. Shells from 10 and i 8-inch mortar batteries followed, and the firing on our side at once became regular and uninterrupted. The fort replied with the first gun at G o'clock, and continued until its pieces were silenced by salras of three or (our at a time, until 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when a white flag was hoisted. The gunboats Daylight, State of Georgia, Chippewa and Gemsbok took part in the engagement, sailing iu an ellipse and firing by turn, but the heavy sea prevented them from doing any service, aud they soon withdrew. Gen. Burnside arrived on Thursday with two armed barges, aud witnessed the bom bardment. The fire of our batteries dismounted 13 guns and tore up the glacis and rampart in the most effective manner. Of l,100]sbot and shell thrown at the fort, GOO struck the works. The guns of the fort were worked with skill and courage, but the sand hills affor ded a complete protection to our men. The hoisting of the white flag was followed by a conference with Geueral Parke, and a suspension of hostilities until the following morning. During the night a proposition for the surrender of the fort was commu nicated to General Burnside, and in the morning the articles of agreement were signed. The garrison surrendered a3 pris oners of war, and were released on parole, and allowed to take their private effects with them. The officers retained their side arms. Those were the terni3 originally prepared by General Parke, but refused by Colonel White, the Commander of the Fort. Fifty guns', 20,000 pouuds of powder, shot and shell, in proportion, and 400 stand to arms, eto., were taken. General Burnside, in a general order, congratulating General Parke on his victo ry, commands that the name of Fort Ma con be inscribed on the colors of the 4th and 5th Rhode Island and 8th Connecticut. The command of the Fort was offered to Captain Morris, of the 1st Artillery, after the surrender, but declined, and Col. Hod man, of the 4th Khode Island, was placed in charge. Southern News. Washington, May 3.?TUe following was received by the Secretary of War this morning: Tne Richmond Enquirer of yesterday, May lid, contains the annexed news items: Savannah, May 1.?The Corinth corres pondent of the Republican, dated 29th ult., says' that the enemy have been reinforced and are advancing. There is heavy skirmishing daily.? Quite an affair occurred to*day this side of Monterey. Mohilk, May 1.?A special despatch to the Mobile Advertiser, from Corinth, dated 2Cth ult., says that Col. Seatt's Louisiana cavalry, consisting of two companies had driven out a regiment of federals from Tuscumbia, killed several and took forty prisoners. The enemy burnt the stores and were pursued by the confederates. The result was unknown. The telegraph operator from the Bay St. Louis has telegraphed to the Mobile office that the stores at New Orleans were being emptied of sugar aud molasses, which were thrown into the streets and the river. The city was to have been formally sur rendered on the 26th, but the time was ex tended. Some of the euemy's vessels have gone up the river. Augusta, Ga., April 30.?The New Or leans Bulletin of Friday says that F. B. Binshaw, of the Confederate .States Navy, telegrupbed from Point a la liacfce an the 24th, that seven of our gunboats bad been fired after being overpowered by the enemy. The Richmond Enquirer says the Navy Department received a similar dispatch last Saturday, but it is not known what boats aro referred to. Cuarlrhton, May 1 ?The federals have captured a small battery of two guns near White Point, 22 miles from Charleston, Sen. Kvans has sent a force to look after the Yankees. Letters received hero (Richmond) to-day from the prisoners taken at Fort Pulaski, state that they are at Fort Columbus on Governor's Island, in New York harbor, all are well and kindly treated. Savannau, May *1.?Gen. Lawton has formerly communicated to the city Council his determination uever to surrender the i city, and the council have resolved to sus tain Gen. Lawtou. Memphis, April 20.?Dr. Foulkes, editor of the Memphis Avulonche, has been arrest ed for publishing an article calculated to array the plauters against the government. Pittsrurg Landing, May 3.?Six de serters arrived yesterday and ten to-day.? All confirm the capture of New Orleans.? A few days ago, one Tennessee, and one Mississippi regiment (12 months men) stacked their arms, their time having ex pired, and refused to serve longer, though required by conscript law. Beauregard put two regiments to guard them. Twenty deserters arrived yesterday, and numbers are leaving daily. All rumors of a battle here or in the vi cinity are unfounded in fact. The weather is clear, and the roads will be passable in a day or two so that the ar my can advance. Hospital boats and stores are arriving daily. Gen. Finnel, of Ky., and a host of sur geons and nurses, arrived to-day. Chicago, May 3.?The Memphis Argu*% of the 29th ult., has the following dis patches : "Corinth, April 28th. "Beauregard is moving large bodies of troops southward. Some go by rail, oth ers afoot. Few have gone west. It is gen erally understood be is evacuating, though he declines answering questions, and says President Davis understands his move ments." "Corinth, April 28tb. "Pordy was evacuated last night, and has 6ince been burned. Every building is said to have been destroyed. (iThe Yankees are moving in that direc tion ; our outposts had a skirmish with their advance guard early this morning, | capturing sixty prisoners, including nine ] commissioned officers." Cairo, May 2.? The Memphis of Saturday, has a dispatch from Corinth, sta ting that dispatches have jnst been received there stating that General Bnckner and Colonel Roger Hanson, who were taken prisoners at Fort Donelson, are to be ex changed for General Prentiss and Captain G. McMiehael, of Philadelphia, who was Chief General on C. F. Smith's Staff. Prom Washington j Wabui.nuto.1, May3.?Mr. LouisDe Geo i 'rayi ''r't Secretary of the French Legation, and formerly Charge DeAfTairs to New Gre iiaua, haying been appointed Minister to , Greece is on the eve of leaving Woshing ; ton for that country. According to reliable information re ceived here from Richmond, the planters ; have determined to raise no tobaccoo this season. The military have seized their | stock now on hand to prevent its falling I in the lmnds of the Federal army. The following despatch was received at the Xavy Department to-day : Flag Ship Wabash, ) Port Royal Haruob.S. C. April 28. J To lion. Oidton ll'ellrt, See. of the A'avi/ : Sib:?I have just time this morning be fore the departure of the Susquehannah to . intorm the Department of the arrival here of the rebel steamer Isabella Wailey. in charge of Lt. Wilson and a prize crew, she having been captured by the St. Jago de Cuba, Commander Ridgely, one hundred miles north of Abacos. She is deeply loaded with Enfield rifles and has it is sup posed rifled cannon in her fore bold which has not yet been examined. These arms were taken on board of course at one of the neutral colonies off our coast. I am in formed by Lt. Wilson that the St. Jago de Cuba discovered and chased the Xasbville, but the latter was much too swift for her! The Nashville also had arms on board for the rebels, intending to run the blockade if possible. Very respectfully, your ob't sev't., S. T. Dcton't, Flag Office Atlantic Block'ing Squadron. The latest accounts show that there are now 168 Brigadier Generalsand *26 in ad dition await senatorial action. A favor able report.lias been made in the nomina tion of Daniel E. Sickles, and there seems to be no doubt that he will soon be con firmed. The bill proposing to limit the number to 200, and Major Generals to 20 will in all probability become a law Thus far or within two days applications have b?en filed for compensation for 42 of the slaves manumitted in the District of Columbia under tbe emancipation act. SUNDAY NIGHfs DESPATCHES, Evacuation of Torktownl! Occupation by Our Troops! Capture of Heavy Guns, Stores, &c Fortress Monro*, May 4.?Yorktown was evacuated by the rebels last night,and our troops now occupy the enemy's works. A targe amount of camp equippago and guns which they could not destroy for tear of being seen were left behind. Headquarters Army Potomac, I May 4tb, 1862, 0 P. M. j To lion.. 12. SI. Stanton, Sec'i/ of li ar: We have the enemy's ramparts, their guns, ammunition, camp equipage, Ac., and hold the entire liue of his works, which the engineers report as being very strong. 1 have thrown all my cavalry nnll horse artillery in pursuit, supported by in fautry. I move Gen. Franklin's division aud as much more as I can by water up to West Point to-day. No time shall be losl. Our gunboats have gone up York River. 1 omitted to state that Gloucester is also in our possession. 1 shall pursue the enemv to the wall. [Sigued,] G. B. McClillax, Major General. [From the Army CorrMponUeut Awchted Press.) Headquarters Army Potomac, 1 May 4th, 10 A. M. / This morning, at 5 o'clock, your corres pondent eutered the enemy's works, which tbe rear of their army deserted four hours before. Everything was found to be in ut ter confusion, as though they left in great liasto. Between forty and fifty pieces of heavy artillery have been left in their works, ufter being spiked, together Willi a large amount of ammunition, medical stores, camp equipage, tents and private properly of their officers. A negro who was left in the town, states that the rebels threw a large amount of orduance stores into the river to prevent them falling into our hands. Several deserters have succeeded in run ning into our Hues. One of them, a very intelligent man, from Xew York, who had been connected with the ordnance depart ment ever since the works at Yorktown bad been constructed, states that the reb els evacuated owing to the near approach jf our parallels covering the immense iiege works of our men ; that they feared the success of the Union gunboats in the York ami James Rivers, by means of which their communication with tbe outer world would be cut off. The order was given to evacuate* by Gen. Johnson, on Thursday, to commeucc the following morning, which was accord ingly douc. Gen. Magruder is said to have strenuously opposed the measure, staling that if they coald not whip the Federals here, there was no other place in Virginia where they could; that he swore in the presence of his men, who vociferously cheered him, losing complete control of himself. General Robert E. Lee, Commander-in Chief, arrived at Yorktown on Wednesday and immediately examined the works of Gen. McClellan, when he is supposed to have recommended the abandonment of tbe works, deeming tbem untenable. The deserters all agree that their troops were very much demoralized and dissatis fied when the order was made public, as they nil anticipated having an engagement at that point. The deserters also agreed that the rebels had 100,000 meu on the Peuinsula, togeth er with 400 piece3 of field artillery. From the best information received says they have rallen back- to Chickacoming Creek, beyond Williamsburg, where it was expected lliey would make a stand Immediately on the facts becoming known, tbe troops were ordered uoder arms, and are now in motion rroni the right aud left wings of the army. A large force under command of Gen Stoneman, consisting of cavalry, artillery and infantry, are in .advance and will probably come np with the rear guard of the enemy before night if tbey remain near Williamsburg. Tbe gunboats have passed above York town aud are shelling the shore on the way up. Following theui is a large steamer and vesseis loaded with troops, who will efTect a landing. Mugruder swore be was' not afraid of McClellan if Lee was, and that if he could not successfully fight him here he could no where else. Only one man was left in Yorktown, and ue woa a negro. Gen. Jameson and Col. Samnel Black were tbe first to enter the works or the en emy. . T|'??.on|y CMi?lyr that occurred was tbe killing of two men and the wounding ?i * b' the "Plosion of a concealed shell within the works. Tbe following are : tueir names: Killed?Geo. McCoal and Geo. McFar land. Wounded?Michael McDermot, Serg't J. Smith, Fred ?3ie!ch and Lawrence Burns Tbey all belonged to Co. A, 4th S. Y. The works are very extensive, and show that they were designed by scientific engi neers. LATCH. The official report just made to head quarterstshows that the enemy left 71 guns i on the works at Gloucester Poiut. The guns and orduauce stores were also left, Another deserter has just came in, and states that Jeff. Davis came witli Lee on Wednesday, and after a consultation with the most prominent of the officers all agreed at to the evacuation, except Oen. Megru- . der. Hra:>vuaktkhs Army Potomac, \ May 4 thy1802. J It is certain the rebels received reinforce- 1 ineuts by a steamer from Richmond, ou last Thursday, but did not disembark. Their soldiers are badly demoralized, aud evince . symptoms of mutiny on account of the re- i treat. Inside the fortifications and along the Williarasport road, on which they are i retreating, they buried torpedoes and* per- j cussion shell, which are occasionally ex- , ploding and injuring persons. Gen. Joe Johnson's baggage was just captured.? D. B. Lnthrop, telegraph operator, was mortally wounded by the explosion of a torpedo Another torpedo, attached to a 13-incli shell, was discovered in the tele graph office. From Washington. \\ asiiinuton, May 4.?The following two important circular have beeu added to tbc foreign Ministers, announcing tlie re opening of communication with southern localities, reconquered from the insurgent*: Dei-autjiext of Statu, t Washington, May 2, 1802. ) Sib :?I have the honor to stato for your information, that the mails are now al lowed to pass to and from New Orleans and other places, which having heretofore been seized by the insurgent forces, have since been recovered and are now re-occupicd by the land anil naval forces of the I'nited Stales. It is proper however, to add that a military surveill-tnce is maintained over such mails so far as the Gavernmcut find * it necessary for the public safety. I am sirj your ob't. sev't., Wm. II. Skwaiu*. Dkpartmext or State, 1 Washington, May 5, 18C2. / Sin:?1 have the honor to state for in formation of your Government, that a col lector has been appointed by the President for New Orleans, and that tbc necessary preparations are being made to modify the blockade, so far as to permit limited ship ments to be made to and Iroiu that aud one or more other points which are nnw closed by blockade, at times and upon con ditions which will be made knowu by proc lamation. I am sir, your ob't. scr'vt., Wm II. Skwari?. There ij authority for stating that there is not a shadow of foundation for the story in circulation relative lo French interven tion, an armistice with the rebels, &c. The War Department to-day received ad vices front (Jen. Ilalleck from which it ii inferred that important events will take place in the neighborhood uf Corinth, within the next two or three days. From Gen. Mitchell's Command. IIcntsvillk,-Ai.a., May 4. To Hon. M. Stanton : Tour despatch has been received. A soldier's highest reward for service is to merit and receive the approbation of his superior officers. An expedition from Bridgeport crossed :he river ou May 1st, advanced towards Chattanooga twelve miles, and captured tome stores and a Southern mail from four railroad bunds. A panic prevailed at Jhattanooga. The enemy are moving all iroperty in the direction of Atlanta. Oen. .-edbetter had been chastised for cowardice ?t Bridgeport. There are not more than !,000 troops at Chattanooga. The expedi ion destroyed a saltpetre manufactory in a rave. They returned safely with the cup .urcd property. Another expedition penetrated to Jasper, ind found a strong Union feeling. On the same day, iu a skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, at Athens, our outpost? vere driven back, but on being reiuforced, he enemy retreated in the direction of Florence. There are straggling bands of mounted neu, partly citizens, scattered along my entire line, threatening the bridges, one of rbich they succeeded in destroying. O. M. MtTCHkLL, Brig. Gen'l Com'd'g. From Mexico Nkiv \ ORK, May 4.?The steamship I'.o inoke from Havana, with dates to the J'.lth alt., arrived thiB moruing. Advices from Mexico state that the French Commissioner bai stated in a neeting of the allies, on the 9th ult., that hey would no longer treat with the pres ent Government or Mexico, which tliev ityle an oppressive minority; that they 'hall aid aud protect Almouitu as lie came >n an express imitation of the Emperor of [?ranee, who expected to open hostilities between the allies and Mexican troops. The French have decided on a war which he Mexicans accept through Juarez, lie tays his Government has been disposed to idopt all honorable conciliatory measures for a mediation, but that force must be re pelled by force. Spannish troops are arriving at Havana n English war vessels from Vera Crux. Sen Prim was to embark on the 25th with :he last of his command and six vessels have gone to bring back ammunition, &c. Jaurez has issued a call for all citizens between the ages of 20 and GO, and they were flocking to the Government standard from all quurters. The prime motive for the French inter vention, is said to be the forming of some Government which will pay $22,000,000 of scrip, issued by Zuuloga and Miraraou. Colonel Butler, brother of Generul But er, arrived at Adovia, on the 13th ult., from Ship Island. The steamer Nelly, sailed on the 14th ult., and it was supposed she intended to run the blockade. The followiug vessels hovo arrived at Ilavunna: Steamers W. G. Newes, Arizona, Atlan tic, Matagorda aud Victoria; all from New Orleans, heavily loaded with cotton ; also, the schooners Wide Awake, deneral Gari baldi, Cora, Thomas and Acton, all from Sew Orleans, loaded with cotton. All the sbove arrived between the 20th and 27th ult., having run the blockade. Two or tbree schooner? bad sailed for Matamoras, but probsbly intended running the blockade. The U. S. transport Black Priuce, and gunboat Chambers were in port. Kassas Citv, May 3rd.? The Santa Fe Mail has arrived. Another battle h&s taken place between General Canby and the Texuos, ou the Rio Grande, at Parvolla, where the Texansbad fortified themselves. The enemy were de feated. Our loss was tweuty-tive, killed and wounded. The enemy's luss has not been ascertained. Geceral Canby, with a portion of his command, bad made a detour aud got be low the enemy, while Major Paul was in their rear. The whole of the enemy's com mand will probably be taken, as their only alternative is to surrender or Dee to the mountains, where Ihe lodianj await them. Saw York. May 4.?The 8learner Em pire City, from Port Royal on the 30th ?lt.f arrived last eight with the prize steamer Nostro, Segriora de Regla. The captaius and crews of the prizes Dixie, Wave and Bella ere prisoners on board the Empire City. Portlasd, May 3.?The Powder Mill ex plosion at Gorham, included eight build ings which were blown up one after an other. The hands were fortunately all at sapper and no one was injured. Boston*, May 3.?Col. Davidson of the 3rd Mississippi regiment who was captured at Fort Donelson, died at Fort Warren on Tuesdaj*. ?. - ? -???>? Baltimore, May 3.?The Old Point boat briug3 no news. The flag of truce brought nothing later from Norfolk. Boston, May 3.?The steamer America arrived at 1 o'clock from Liverpool via Halifax. M.ADAMS, So. 30 WATER STREET, Two doors below Spriyg Honv, two floors abort corner, ^yjAKKS TO ORDER, at tlie SHORTEST NOTICE, UNIFORMS, unsurpassed la (It and workmanship, for Officers of tiieU.S.Army Also furnishes, with all equipments, BKI.TS. SWORDS, RlVOLVKRS. SA3UK3, CAPS, WREATHS. Hnni.vu nunou MILITARY BUTTONS OF ALL KINDS. MIND THE FLACE. 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Yellow Sugar, 25 do B Soft do W du Crushed <lu?Lovsrtug's, PuW.rUvi,4a; iT! Just received and for sale by apl9 PAXTON. DON LON * OGLEB AY.