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CHAM. N. ALLKN, Editor. Onl jr Tenu of HubcrlpUon. tat oae fu r'er ail aioatas....... 80 Far Urn snootlia. M AU Subtcriptiont mutt U Paid in Advance' Terms of A d vrrt Utnit. Om)ii (ialiam)or lssa,l or J iiuar- . tKHM $1,30 For each additional insert too ti una of roiTiat om wuelt iwsrirsas. T all anberibra ia Um nuii what eablieh- The- Congressional Apportion - - merit Bill. . The Ohio Legislature, after hard la bor, have made out to pass the follow ing unfair apportionment bilL The first and second district is com posed of Hamilton county, which is divided in such a manner as to make both districts Republican; at least that is the intention. ' ' The third district is composed of the counties of Montgomery-, Butter, Preble and Warran. Republican dis trict. Fourth district is composed "tef the counties of Darke, Shelby, Logan, Champaign and Miami. Another re publican district. Fifth district is "composed of the counties of Van Wert, Mercer, Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock and Wy andott. Perhaps a democratic district. Sixth district, doraaont, Brown, Highland, Clinton ami Fayette coun ties. Republican -district. Seventh district, Greene, Clark, Madison and Franklin counties. Of course this is a republican district. The eighth district is, Union, Dela ware, Marion, Morrow and Richland counties. Another republican district. The nr&tli district is the counties of Crawford, Huron, Seneca, Erie, San dusky and Ottowa. Republican. The tenth district is Wood, Putnam, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Defiance,' Fulton and Williams. Another repub lican district. ; Eleventh district has Adams, Sciota, Lawrence, Gallia, Jackson anti Vinton counties. Another republican district. The Twelfth district is Pike, Ross, Hocking, Pickaway, Fairfield and Per ry counties. For a wonder this is a Democratic district. Thirteenth district is composed of the counties of Licking, Muskingum, Coshocton and Knox counties. This is a close district, but inclined to be republican. Fourteenth district is Holmes, Ash land, Wayne, Medina and Lorain coun ties. Republican. Fifteenth district is Meigs, Athens, Washington, Morgan and Monroe counties. Another republican district. The sixteenth district is Guernsey, Belmont, Harrison, Noble and Tus carawas counties. Republican. Seventeenth district is Jefferson, Carroll, Carroll, Columbiana and Stark counties. Republican sure. Eighteenth district is Lake, Cuya hoga and Summit counties. A strong republican district. The nineteenth district is Geauga, Ashtabula. Trnmbull. Portage and Mahoning counties. A bully repub lican district. Seventeen republican to two demo cratic district It was very kind, cer tainly, to let 175,000 democrats have all the way to two districts. There is such a thing as a future Legislature repealing this infamous law, and per haps it will be done. tST Experience shows, says an ex change, that the discharge of heavy artillery is generally followed by a rain. The battles of the French ar mies were succeeded by copious rains that rendered small streams impassible, and at the battle of Solferino, a storm of such fierceness arose that the con flict was suspended. . The same result attended the battles of the present war. After Gen. McClellan's four different battles there were heavy rains on the following days respectively, and General Beauregard, in his report of Bull Run, says that he was prevented following up his victory by heavy rains of the following days, At Fort Don elaon the bombardment of Friday was followed by a rain on Sunday. Weir Order &t Kniirhts. , The New York Herald calls the Abolitionists the "Order o' the Black KniahtM of the Woody IleaiL" It o - says this organization has been m ex istence for thirty years. Its object to promote the black, and degenerate the white race, by crossing the breeds, as English farmers cross ' their breeds of horses cattle and swine. Greeley, Beecher, Cheever, Garrison, Phillips, Aaron and other worthies are the Grand Commanders of this Order, and two of them have received the Order of the Bath, in the shape of rotten eggs, at Cincinnati and Burlington respec tively.' ; .C'Benf Wade, the bold, fighting &n Wade, the man that never take9 an insult, hat now either to fight or back "square out.'". See Congressional proceedings, and read the insult that VftHaudigham gave him. VTkal Kind of Soldiers tkejr Make There-are a set of grumblers through out the country, who are eternally finding fault with the officers ia com mand of the Union Army. To read after or hear these fellows talk, a per son might be led to the conclusion that they knew all about military matters; could lead armies to the field, and cover themselves and their men with immortal glory. No paper in the country has done more fault finding, or told how this General should do, or how such and such a military feat should be accom plished, than a paper that is very gen erally read by the "stay-at-homes," called the Cincinnati Gazette. This paper had one of its brave, bold, wise editors in the late fight at Pittsburg Landing. To show what kind of a military man he was, and how capable Jie was, and how bold he was to charge upon the enemy, we will let the cor respondent of the Cincinnati Commer cial tell, who writes from Pittsburg Landing, under date of April 15, 1862. He says: "One Henry Bin- more, Prentiss' Assistant Adjutant General, formerly an editor of the Cincinnati Gazette, saw the enemy ad vancing in force, and made a masterly retreat on his own responsibility, clear ine several fences and innumerable ditches in his determined effort to gain the Tennessee jiver at all hazards.' He says it was a clear case of stam peding on the part of his charger. At the termination of the battle he ad vanced from under the cover of the bluff, and with "Pride in hit port, defiance in hit eye," inquired whether there was yet a rem nant of the enemy to be pursued and annihilated." That fellow is a good specimen of all this class of men. They can write in some tiara or tourtn story, bold. fierce war articles, but when it comes to the battle field, where a man's bra very is needed, then they are off as this editor of the Gazette was. The best of people are sometimes apt to be disappointed. The Ohio Senate a few weeks ago passed a bill making Jefferson, Harrison, Tuscar awas, Coshocton and Holmes counties one Congressional district. This was no sooner done than our friend Bing ham began to look after his new dis trict. He got his speech published in some of the Republican papers and had it extensively circulated in Tus carawas, Coshocton and Holmes coun ties counties that he never thought of until the Ohio Senate added them to his district. But that labor was all lost. Instead of scattering his docu ments in Coshocton and Holmes,' he can distribute them in Guernsey, No ble and Belmont. l&2iA high compliment is reported as having been expressed to the credit of Generals Halleck and McClellan. In speaking of them to his friends, lately, Gen. Scott said: There are two men who can be depended upon under all circumstances, and in every emergency l mean ueneral aicuieiian ana General Halleck. Ihere is no doubt that they must take things as tbey meet them, and tbey have great opposition to contend with, but McCtellan is at this moment at the very work his keart loves and which will call forth all the abilities of his powerful mind tht of trenching, engineering and beseigmg. ' And in regard to General Hal leek, he will do his work like a soldier. There can be no fear of these two able sol diers doing any base or disloyal act They are honest to the core, and will never betray their country. It will not be long before the world has evidence of the correctness or er ror of the veteran General's opinion, as regards McClellan. Halleck has already filled the loyal world with ad miration of his skill and bravery. Yorktown will either "make or break" the commander of the Union forces now besieging that famous stronghold, By-the-by, we do not believe that Gen, Scott ever said "there can be no fear of these two able soldiers doing any base or disloyal act." The expression, if ever made, was uncalled for, and leaves room for suspicion that the loy alty of these men has been questioned. Columbus Fact, Republican paper, They Rejoice. The Republicans are jubilant over thabolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. They talk about pro slavery locofocos, sc. Well, if it is pro-slavery to oppose an appropriation of $1,100,000 for buying up old nig' gers, when the nation is weighed down by an almost incomputable debt, when the demands of the tax-gatherer can hardly be satisfied, when our brave sol d:ers are unpaid for many months and many of their families are destitute of the necessaries- of life, then, set us down for ou eas pro-slavery to the core. We are pleased to announce the fact that the U. S. Senate has con firmed the appointment of Gen. George Cadwalader, of Pennsylvania, as Ma jor General. This is a No. 1 appoint ment, and President Lincoln deserves great credit for having made it. 18IIoratio King, who was a Post master General under Mr. Buchanan, has been appointed by President Lin coln to fix a value on the negroes in the District of Columbia. P reposition I raise $tJ0,X,O The New York Chamber of Com merce has adopted a memorial to Con gress, proposing the raising of $250, 000 by taxation, as follows. From all sales of goods and merchandise, and other property, at retail and wholesale, a tax of one per cent, yielding, your memorialists believe, the annual sum of one hundred and fifty millions; from the tariff, the sum of fifty millions; from an excise or tax on cotton of two cents per pound, twenty-four millions; from an excise or tax on tobacco of twenty cents per pound, thirty millions; from an excise or tax on whiskey or other liquors of twenty-five cents per gallon, twenty-five millions; from an excise or tax on malt liquors of five cents per gallon, eight millions; from a direct tax on real and personal prop erty, twelve millions. Total $264,- 000,000. (ttrThe Cincinnati Oatette is terrible dis tressed about General McClellan and Gene ral Halleck. It seems that tbey can do nothing to suit that Abolition concern. The editors ought to seek a commission from Mr. Lincoln and take the field tnemselves, 'and then they could manage the war to their own liking. But it is presumed they are not of the stuff to go into the wars and expose themselves to danger. They prefer to keep at a convenient distance, and from their stand-point keep up a terrible abuse of the officers who toil and labor constantly and laitbiully. it McUlellan and Halleck were Abolitionists all would be well with the Oa telle. Statesman. One of them did, and how he acted can be seen by reading another article in to-day s paper. l&S-Iowa City, Iowa, has made a clean sweep of the Republicans. So we go. XXXVIITH CONGRESS. Washington, April, 23. SENATE. Mr. Trumbull presented petition from W. C.'Jewett lor a defensive stand still policy at Yorktown, to secure i reserve force of two hundred and fifty thou sand men. Mr. Trumbull, from the Judiciary commit tee, reported a tesolution in relation to the pay of the first Senators and Representatives from the State of Minnesota, which was passed. Mr. Dale offered a lesolution that the Military committee inquire if any General in the army beiore Yorktown had exhibited himself drunk in face of the enemy, and if any measures had been taken for the trial and punishment of such officer, Mr. Sumner suggested that the subject be referred to the committee on the Conduct of the War. Mr. Hale referred to the statement of Mr. Morrill in the House yesterday, and stated that he thought it high time some notice should be taken of these things. If officers thus leave brave men to be slaughtered like beasts, no punishment Is too great for them. Mr. Foster said the Senate had not taken high ground enough . The Senate should never have confirmed men known to be in temperate. It becomes us to weed our gar den first, and correct our own laxity, and, he was painedto say, criminality in this respect. Mr. Foote said that the General referred to had not been confirmed. Mr. Hale said that the Senate had not ta ken h;gh ground enough, but if officers were so drunk that they could not sit on their horses, he thought some notice ought to be taken of it. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Davis introduced a bill prescribing an additional oath for grand and petit jurors in me united states courts. 1 he bill recognizing the independence ol Hayti and Liberia, and the appointment of diplomatic representatives, was then taken up. Mr. Sumner said thus far our Government, usually friendly to new governments, had turned aside from these'nations. He thought that it was time to put an end to this anon aly in history. Mr. Sumner continued bis speech in favor oi the recognition of Hayti and Liberia, and concluded by saying: By recognition these two nations we only tardily follow the exam ple of the principal nations of the world. I he bill was then postponed until to-mor row, and the confiscation bill was then taken UP- . ... Mr. Davis resumed bis remarks in opposi tion to the bill. He said that he had already detained the Senate at some length on this question, but be considered that in the im portance ol its effect tne bill had no parallel.. He contended that Congress had no right to pass such a bill under the war power. Mr. Sherman offered an amendment spec ifying persons to whom confiscation should apply Including those who may hereafter hold office under the rebels. HOUSE. The House resumed the consid eration of the confiscation bill, which was pending when the adjournment took place yesterday, and upon whieh the main question had been ordered. The bill was then tabled by a vote of 64 against 48. The next bill taken np was to facilitate the suppression of the rebellion and prevent the recurrence of the same. It authorizes the President to direct our Generals to declare the slaves of rebels free, and pledges the faith of the United States to make full and lair compensation to loyal men, who have actual ly supported the Union, for any losses they may sustain by virtue of this bill. ' Mr. Olin understood that the committee on Judiciary bad agreed substantially that none of the confiscation bills referred to them ought to pass. Mr. Thomas of Massachusetts, remarked that the committee recommended that none of the confiscation bills pass. Mr. Olin said that the disposition of the House and the country was that there should be some legislation on tbe subject. As the Judiciary committee could not agree on the matter, he proposed that a seclect committee of seven be appointed to take tbe subject in to consideration. Such a committee beine unirammelea, the House might anticipated a proper measure oi legislation. Mr. Dunn was glad to hear Mr. Olio's sue- gestion. The confiscating of rebel property was one oi tne most dincult questions beiore Congress, and in tbe decision of which was involved the restoration of the Government to its former state of prorperity. He con gratulated the House and country that this morning there had been laid upon tbe table a bill which, if it had been passed, would have disgraced tbe civilisation of the aee. I Ex clamation on the Democratic side of "Good, good" "That's so." It was a bill which at one swoop would have impoverished the peeple generally, from old age down to ino- cent children. Mr. loirsx advocated tbe appointing of a select cammittee. , Mr. Dunn was opposed to a sweeping; con fiscation bill. He wanted a distinction made against tbe leaders, Mr; Bingham maintained the propriety of a bill to punish alt willful rebels by depriv ing them of their property. Mr. Lehman was Opposed to confiscate bills. He looked on the march of our armies as the proper mode of suppressing the rebellion and reestablishing the Constitution. Mr. Hickman claimed that the Constitu tion gave the President ample power, with out congressional action. Mr. Crittenden was against all confiscation measures which would tend to exaaperaU the war and postpone th time of putting dowa the rebellion. After further debatirc. without action the Hons adjourned. Waibirgtok, April 24. SENATE. A communication was receiv ed from the War Department, transmitting copies of contracts made by that Department for 1861. Mr. Grimes presented 420 petitions from beer and malt liquor nanalactraers, asking for a reduction in the proposed tax on beer and man liquors. Mr. Pomroy presented similar petitions. Mr. Powell moved to take np the resolu tion offered by him, concerning the arrests of citizens or Kentucky, 4c Mr. Sumner opposed taking up the resoln tion as inexpedient at this time. Mr. Powell did not see why the Senator should make any opposition. It wse simply asking how many citizens ol a tree State had been dragged from their homes without law, and calling on the tyrtots and usurpers to know where they are and what are their names. These were free white men. If they had been negroei the Senator from Mas sachusetts would have made no opposition but be is eternally prating about the wrongs of the negro. But white men bad some rights, and he wanted the Secretary to tell us why and where tore these bad been thus unlawlully dragged to prison without charge or crime. Mr. Sumner said the Senator from Ken tucky had made an inflamed speech and call ed a bigh officer of the Government a tyrant and usurper. It was evident that il the res olution was taken up the whole question must be taken up. If the Secretary of State was a tyrant and usurped, there were men arrested who were traitors. Mr. Powell, (in his seat) Who are they? Name them? Mr. 8umner continued, arguing that it was not best to go into an inquiry at present. Mr. Powell said that some of the men who were arrested were as loyal as the Sena, tor from Massachusetts. He defied the Sen' ator to point out any Iw by which the Sec, retary of Slate can carry off the citizens of Kentucky and imprison them in tbe 'oits at Massachusetts and New xork. The bill for tbe recognition of Hayti and Liberia being the special order ol the day it was taken up. Mr. Davis moved a substitute, authorizing tbe President to appoint a Consul to Liberia and a Consul General to Hayti, with power to negotiate treaty, Ac. The Confiscation Bill was taken up. Mr. Collamer spoke against the original bill and in favor of his substitute. Tbe question then recurred on Sherman's amendment to the original bill, limiting con fiscation to persons who hold certain offices under the rebel Government. The amendment was adopted yeas 27, nays n. On motion, Mr. Browning's bill was post ported until to-morrow. On motion, Mr. Sumner's bill for the re cognition ol Hayti and Liberia, was taken P:. .......... ... Mr. mv is' substitute was rejected yeas 8, nays 3U. Mr. Saulsbury wanted the country to know that if the bill passes, within twelve months some negro would come on tbe floor of the Senate as a Foreign Minister, and take his negro family in tbe diplomatic gallery. The bill passed yeas 32, nays 7. The Senate then went into executive ses sion. Adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Roscoe Conkling expressed himself in favor of t confiscation bill to am, plify punishment of treason, pnnish ringlead ere. and to reimburse expenses incurred in suppressing rebellion. The subject of confiscation was then re ferred to a Select Committee of seven. The House then went Into Committee of the whole on the bill making an appropria tion for bounties to the widows and legal heirs of volunteers called into service under the law of July 1861. Mr. Vallandigham raid that in a speech de livered in this city the other day not in this House, certainly, nor in the Senate, for no such speech would have been tolerated there the following appeared: "I accuse them, the Democratic, party, ol a deliberate purpose to assail, through the judicial tribu nal, and through tbe Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and everywhere eUe, and to overawe, intimidate and trample under foot, if they can, the men who boldly stand lorth in defense of their country now imperiled by this gigantic re bellion. 1 have watched it long, 1 have seen its movements ever since that party got to gether, with a colleague ol mine in the other House as chairman of tbe committee on reso lutions, a man who never had any sympathy with this Kepublfc, but whose every breath is devoted to its destruction just as far as his heart dare permit him to go." Mr. vallandigham. Here in my place, in this House, and as a representative, I de nounce, and 1 speak it advisedly, the author ol that speech as a liar, a scoundrel, and a coward. His name is Benjamin F. Wade. This produced a personal discussion be tween Mr. Blake and Mr. Vallandigham. Mr. Uutchins offered a resolution charac terizing Vallandigham's language as a viola tion of the rules of the House, and declar ing him deserving of censure, pending which the House adjourned. , Washington', April 25. SENATE. Mr. Sherman presented reso lutions from the Legislature of Ohio, saying the loyal feelings of the people of Ohio had been outraged by the fact tbat the rebel pris oners at Camp Chase were allowed to retain their slaves by order or Col. Moody, thus practically establishing slavery in Ohio, and solemnly nrotestinz acainst this outraee no on the loyalty of the people of Ohio. The resolutions were accompaned bv a note from Gov. Tod, saying that Col. Moody did not permit, but thai the negroes had been sent there as prisoners, and Col. Moody was oblig ed to take care of them. . Mr. Sherman said the fact was, tbe negroes were sent there, with their masters, as pris oners, and did serve their masters; but be believed no blame could be attached to Col. Moody or the Governor of Ohio for this. Maj. Jones, tbe Inspector at Camp Chase, reported all right there. Mr. Grimes asked if any steps had been taken to free these negroes, as he supposed tbem to be free by the act of last summer, being captured in tbe service of the enemy. Mr. Sherman replied that no steps bad been taken that he knew of. The negroes, he believes, were still there. Mr. Wilson said be should call up the mat ter on Monday. He thought some action ought to be bad on the subject. Mr. Trumbull presented a petition for the construction of a ship canal to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi river. ' ;.' Mr. Latham introduced a bill to quit cer tain land titles in the State of. California. Referred. Mr. Cowan introduced a bill to amend the set of April 30, 1790. , He said .he should move to refer the bill and all other bills con cerning the punishment of rebels and the confiscation of their property, to a select committee of fire. The Chair requested that if the motion meant to include tbe confiscation bill now before the Senate, it would be more appro priate to move when the billabould be taken Up.' r . .. . The motion was then withdrawn for the present . . The bill for a line of steamships from San Francisco to Shanghai, was then taken up and passed yeas 26, nays 16. Mr. Wade introduced a bill concerningjjpri vate actionn against public officers. Referr ed to Judiciary committee. On motion or Mr. Wilson of Mass., the Senate then went into executive session, and "0US-Wh.a(h, House adjourn yesterday, the resolution of Mr. Hatcbini was pending, to Centura Mr. Vallandigham for words spoke in debate against Senator Wade, etc. The speaker stated that this was a question of privilege, on which Mr. Yalandigbam raised a point of order, l he rale referred to by Mr. VsUndigham was read- It was as follows: ' If s member be called to erder for words spoken in debate, the person calling him to order shall repeat the words excepted to, and they shall be taken down in writing at tbe Clerk's table, and no member shall be held to answer, or be subject to a censure of the House for words spoken in debate, if any other member has spoken, or other business intervene after the words spoken and before exception to them shall have been taken." 1 be speaker also directed the following to be read Irom the Manual: 'Disorderly words spoken in committee must be written down, as in tbe House, but the committee can ooly repeat them to the House for animadversion. The speaker, under the circumstances, sustained Mr. Valandigham's point of order, and thus was the question of privilege dis posed of. The House considered lor a short time, but came to no conclusion, the bill appropriating six million dollars in payment of bounties to tbe widows and legal heirs of such volunteers called into service under the act of July last, as have died or may be killed. The House then took up the report of the select committee on Governinnnt Contracts After some lengthy remarks by Mr. Dawes the further consideration of the subject was postponed till Monday. Adjourned till Monday. A Skirmish with the Rebels In Hampshire County. Washihotoh, April 24. The following dispatch has been received at the War De partment: Wheeliko, April 24. lo Bon, E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: A telegram from Gen Schenck states that a rquad of twenty-five infantry, sent from Romney by Lieut. Col. Downy, to look after guerillas, was attacked yesterday morning, on Grass Lick, between that post and Cacap on, by tbe rebels, forty in number. Our force lost three killed, but drove the rebels, who took refuge in tbe bouse one Polland. Col. Downey went with a reiin lorcement of cavalry, but the rebels fled at his approach, carrying off several dead and wounded, among the latter Col. Parsons their leader, and Polland the owner of the house Col. Downey reports, interior of the house covered with blood. He burned the house and pursued the flying enemy, taking five prisoners. Gen. Schenck sent a reinforcement of 110 cavalry and one piece of artillery to come on the enemy in their rear. These must have reached the place about 4 o'clock p. m. Our messengers passing to and fro betwjen Grassy kick and liomney, were fired on from four to six miles Irom Romney by guer illw. . (Signed) J. C. Fremost, Maj. Gen. Commanding. Order in Regard to Discharge of Amy Officers. Washisatov, April 23. The following Urder has been issued by the War Depart ment. Adj't General's Office: Washington, April 15. Tbe Secretary of War has observed with some surprise that the Commanders of one or two Military Departments, conceiving them selves empowered to do so, have undertaken to accept the resignations of, and otherwise discharge from the service of the United states, officers commissioned or appointed by the President in the Volunteer Staff of tbe Army. All such discharges are irregular and, unless confirmed by the President, void of effect. ' None but the President can dis charge an officer appointed by himself, and as he cannot delegate this power to any Gener al, no General must attempt to exercise it. By order of the Secretary of War. (Signed) , L. THOMAS, Adjutant-General. From Gen. Banks' Division. Washington, April 22 The 'following has been received at the War Department: jnew Market, April 21. To Eon. E. M. Stanton: Our advance is near Harrisburg. We have troops across the mountains protecting the bridges on the Shenandoah, at, along and on the Luray road. To day we pushed a lorce forward to Lury. The people were greatly alarmed, at first, on account of the reports circulated by the rebels as to the treatment they would receive from us, but in the course of a lew hours, tbey became quite reconciled to our presence. There is a good road to Warrenton, twenty-five miles, and a turn pike to Culpepper Court House, the same distance. In several recent sharp skirmishes with the enemy, we lost three men. Jack son has abandoned tbe valley of Virginia permananently, and is en rout for Gordons- ville, by way of the mountains. Every day brings its prisoners and numerous desertors from the rebels, (Signed) N.P.BANKS, Major-Gcneral Commanding. From Major Gen. Wool. Head Quarters To., Dep't April 24 Hon. E. M Stanton, Sec., of War. Assistant Sur geon Warren, unconditionally released, with 17 prisoners and 4 attendants, arrived here this evening from Norfolk. Tbey were the wounded left on the field in the afternoon at South Mills. The troops of the United States consisted, as reported, of 3000 men, under command of Brig. Gen. Reno. Tbe Surgeon says tbe rebels reported that they had only a Georgia regiment and three pieces oi anuierp. The Norfolk Day Book reports a heavy bombardment oil ft. Jackson on the Mi issippi river. Maj. Gen. Lovett is reported as saying it was terrific, it was still continued at the latest advices. (Signed) J. E. Woot, Maj. General. From Banks' Command. Niw Market, April 24. To Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Our advanced guard, Col. Donnelly commanding, took three prisoners, to-day, at a point nine miles be yond Hairaonburgh. One says he belongs to company B, Tenth Virginia Regiment of infantry, 'ibis regiment has been on the Rappahannock, according to previous infor mation, Tbe prisoners say it joined Jack son at his present location, near Stannards ville, from Culpepper. Signed N. P. Banks. viccPtesident Hamlin's Frolic. Fortress Monroe Correapondence of the Balti more American, Republican. The appearance here on Sunday and yes terday of Vice-President Hamlin, with i party of ladies from Washington, on a ten eral frolic with a band of music, etc-, has not raised the distinguished gentlemen in military or naval estimation. . With such se rious surroundings and stern realities as we nave here, the appearance of a pleasure par ty with a throng of thoughtless, giddy girls, is immensely condemned, especially at a time wnen tne wives or officers are strictly prohib ted from paying them a flyins: visit. They left on their return to Washington yesterday, much to tbe gratification ol all who have a proper appreciation of tbe appropriateness of wings ana events. , . ., t7-vur new uongressional District Is composed of Stark, Carroll. Jefferson and Columbiana county, Bingham is now out of me way oi tne way boys. Colonel Eckley w Al be the next Congressman, if there is no change in politics to change the complexion of the District Ws are elad the Colonel has a fair chance of at last attaining the ob Vnr T '- MONDAY'S NEWS! Late and Important from York town -Shelling tbe City. Bkfobb Yokktowjt, April 25. The orincioal event vesterdav worth men tion, was the shelling of Yorktown by one of the gunboats. She moved up to the north of Wonnley a Ureek du ring the morning, opened a well direc ted fire on their works, which was promptly answered by the rebels. The boat then fell back a distance of three miles from Yorktown, when she again opened fire, the shells explo ding each time within the enemy's works, but obtained no response. ,( A few shots were fired during the day along the whole line to keep the rebels Irom strengthening their works. No one was injured. ' . Raining to-day, and the indications are it will soon clear up. Ihe object of the flag of truce, sent to the enemy's line on Tuesday, by order of Gen. McClellan, was to effect the exchange of four rebel prisoners for a similar number of our wounded in their hands, in order that they might oe better cared tor. Ihe an swer showed that they were not dispo sed to comply with the request, but the wounded had been sent to Richmond Uaptain W. M. Bartlett, acting Lieut. Col. of the 20th Massachusetts regiment, was shot before Yorktown on Wednesday, and has had his left leg amputated, lie is doing well. JNEW I ork, April 2b. Letters from before Yorktown give a sort of confir mation to tne reported retusal ot an Irish brigade in the rebel army to serve, and their surrender of their arms. . - Rceonnolsanne Toward Corinfli Rebels propnbly Evncuafiug Chicago, April 26. A special from Cairo to the Journal, says: A reconnoi.ance in force was made toward Corinth on Thursday, When bine miles out tbey surprised a rebel camp, took twenty-seven prisoner., and de stroyed the camp equippaere. They advan ced to Pea Ridge, within six miles of Corinth, where they remained from eleven in the morning until three in the afternoon. No signs ol the enemy. Mr. Stevenson, of Danville, Illinois, who accompanied the reconnoisance. reports that he heard a constant rattling of cats and Ihe sounding of whistles toward Memphis. They got the impression that the rebels were evacuating Corinth for the latter place. From Pittsburg Landing. Special to the Time from Cairo. Chicago, April 27. Passengers from Pittsburg, report that on Thursday over thir ty deserters, from the rebel army, entered our camps, and begged to be enrolled among our troops, l bey all corroborated tbe state ment received the day betore, relative to the evacuation by the rebe.s of their present po silion. Tbey asserted that Beauregard had withdrawn a considerable portion ol his force for the defence of Memphis. General C. F. Smith Dean. ' Pittsbubo Landino, April 26. Major, General C. F. Smith died at Savannah yes, terday afternoon, at four o'clock, ot dysente ry. He was taken sick shortly after the oc cupation by our forces under him, and has been suffering and sinking slowly for some weeks, though his condition was not thought dangerous until within the past week. His family have been notified, and are on their way to Savannah. Engagement at Pittsburg- Reb els Driven BackGen. Halleck Pushing Forward. St. Louis, April 26. A special to the Missouri Democrat from Cairo says: Passmen- ear who reached here this morning, on the steamer N. W. Thomas, which left Pitts burg Landing Thursday night, bting highly important intelligence. mAn engagement took place betwen the advance guards of the Na tional and rebel armies on Thursday. The rebels were driven back toward Corinth. General Halleck was pushing his whole ar my vigorously forward. New Orleans Taken Great De struction of Properly. To Hon. E. M. Stanton, Stcretary nf War: Fortress Monroe, April 27. A man. na med Blair, a fugitive just from Portsmouth, brings the Petersburg Express of yesterday. It contains tne loiiowing: Mobile, April 34. The enemy passed Fort Jackson at 4 o'clock yestarday forenoon. When the news reached New Orleans the excitement was boundless. Martial law was put in full force and business suspended. All the cotton and steamboats, except what was necessary for transports, oorn and ammuni tion, was destroyed. At 1 o'clock to day the operator bade good bye, saying the enemy had appeared before the city. This is the last known. I will send the particulars as soon as received. The ne gro bringing this reports that the rebels have two iron-clad Bteamers nearly completed; and believed the Memmac will be out to morrow. (Signed,) J. E. WOOL. LATER. Headquabters, Departmbstt of the ) Kappahankock, April 27, 1862. J To Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of . War: I was told tbat the Richmond Examiner of the 26th, has been received in Fredericks burg, announcing that New Orleans has been taken with great destruction of property. cotton and steamboats. Enough steamboats were saved to take away tbe ammunition. Great consternation prevailed among the in habitants. ' : l-.-rH'-.'r.tzr"- - '. Headquart'rs Abut Pctonao, April 26, '62 2b Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: - Early this morning an advance Sunetta of the rebels on this side of Warwick, was car ried by assault by Company H, of tbe First Massachusetts Regiment. Tbe work bad a ditch six feet deep, with strong parapet manned by two companies of infantry no artillery. The rebels broke and ran. Our loss is three killed, one mortally, and twelve otherwise wounded. We took 14 prisoners, destroyed the work and retired.-' In spite of rain our work progresses well. (Signed) G. B. MoCLELLAN. Deserters from Jackson's militia report him making very slow progress towards Gor donsville. Eight hundred of bis militia deserted since bis escape, The Sbennandoah bridge was not yet burnt but pickets stationed there ready to apply ino lorcn on our aprearance, - : LATEST. Jackson is resting with his whole force about 16 miles hence. The state of the weather will prevent our advance at present, Allegheny Cattle market. April 17. The offerings for the past week were small, but prices are unchanged. , Beevet The total amount offered foots up 880 bead, or which about 009 were sold at 44c $ S, gross; balance left over and sent east. , Sheep--The offerings and sales were light, Prices ranged at from 84ld 19 ft, gross, Hogt About 710 head were offered, of which ew were sold at 8i3M If lb, gross; the balance were left over. . ,, -, -The above transactions were 'from the Un-) ion drove yrd. L ATESTNEWS I Captare of Hew Orleans Confirm ed. Fortress Mosbo. ia. Wabhisotw, April 28. A flag of truce to-day took dis patches and letters to prisoners. No paper receivsd. ine uiegaapn opera una naving left New Orleans, no news from there. Tbe operator attempted to return, but found Um city occupied oy r eaerai wrcea. u inner news. Washikotoic, April 23 the following has been receivvd at the War Department-. Fortress Monroe. April 28. Hon. . M. Stanton, Secretary ol War: The news of the occupation of New Orleans by out forces is confirmed. Fo further newt. - Jouk E. Wool, Maj. Gon. Bv the arrival of the steamship Connecti cut at Hampton Roads, on Saturday, the Na vy Department nas received dates Irom Mis sissippi river to April 12th, including dis patches from Flag Officer Farragut and Oapt. ... . . a, Mi . . . l . . . : . rorter, oi ine romo uo nia. - at luaiuuie the steamship Mississippi and Pensacola were over the bar, and tbe flotilla moving op to be in readiness to take their positionr- It appears Irom these documents tnat woim sailing from Ship Ltland to f ass iuutre, with the mortar uottlla, ueuu urairaanuioj Guest, on the Uwassa. leading: the schooners. at night chased and captured the two Con federate ScnooneJS augenia ana resiuout, loaded with cotton and bound for Havaana, they having escaped threugh Britain Island passage. The captain of tbe Eugenia is an old blockade breaker. He was coramaoder of the Miiamon when she was captured. He eave his word of honor to Commodore M'- Kean to come out oi mooue auer geiu:ig provisions, and leave our wateas forever. Ha broke his word, and in the Eugenia has made several successful voyages. According to information obtained trom one of the prisoners, tbe soldiers would fight a little tt Fort Jackson, but wben that tell. the people in New Orleans think the rich, big men would all clear out and leave the rest. Tiroes were uara mere. o wor. excepting for carpenters, who get four dollars a da working on gun boats, being paid in Confederate notes, and in many stores these will not pass. Five gun boats are on the Like, beside two new ones not yet equipped, and a good many on the river. Some went up the river a short time ago with the ateain rui and ten thous and soldiers. New York, April 28. The rebel steamer Florida has been captured by the United States bark Pursuit. Forts Barrancas and M'Raehad been aban doned by the rebels. The Connecticut brought eight ex members ol the Galveston Artillery, who escaped from impressment, also four refugees from Tampa Bay. Every port except Tampa on the coast of Florida, had been- evacuated by the rebels. The sloops of war Richmond, Hartford, Brooklyn, and Iroquos, were plated with heavy chain cable from their porta to a point below the water line, previous tor commen cing the attack on the Mississippi forts. The Captain of the French war steamer Milan, visited Fort Jackson under a flag of truce, with the view of assisting the French residents of New Orleans who might desire) , to get out of the way of the impendiwg bat tle. He was seized by the rebels-and impris oned over night, but on the next day they released him. Ho returned to the vessel greatly enraged at the indignity. New Yobk, April 28. The steam gnn. boat Connecticut has arrived from the South west Pass, which she left on the 12th inst., and the entire blockading fleet. She brought 200 sick and wounded .seaman from tbe iquadron. When sbe left the Mississippi an tne snips of the expedition to New Orleans were inside of the passes, and had their decks sanded and were all ready for action. The crews were all in good health. Harrisonburg, Va., April 27 Yesterday afternoon the pickets of Col. Donnelly's Brig, ade, stationed eight miles hence on the Gor. donsville road, were attacked by a largo force ol Col. Ashby's rear guard, and driven back. One man, Isaac Seelley, of the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania regiment, was kuled and three others severely wounded. The resorve of the Forty-sixth Pennsylva nia regiment, and a section of Hampton's battery, then advanced and repulsed the reb els. They retreated lo a wocd, where several of our shells burst in their very midst A wagon was seen gathering up and carrying off tneir dead and wounded. Washington, April 28. The steamer Ja cob Bell anived at the Navy Yard this morning towing up five of the schooners lately captured by our flotilla in the Rapa hannock. Thoy consist of the following:- Lookout, of Baltimore, of about 75. tons, with 3600 bush, of corn, 3900 bushels of which is put up in bags marked Confederate States,, and the remander marked with the name of the Cadtain. The garah Ann, of Newbern, N. C., with 1600 bushels of corn; the Sidney H. Jones, of Baltimore, unladen; the Talcon, of Tappanhanuock, with a cargo of the pungy which had been cut adrift, consisting ol oil, salupetre, bonedust, dry goods, &c. OrTho Chicago Timet learns that Wen dell Phillips is paid $100 each time he de livers his abolition harangue. Cadiz Wholesale Market. Cadiz, Ohio, April 30, 1862. FLOUR -Bnowflake. $0,0005,00 XX Family 0,00f34.M Superfine....'. 0,0004.00 W HEAT Pr iroe Whit 85090 do Red '. 8NS87 Oat r .. ... 00026 Corn 30033 Barley, S!03 Rye 30035, Timothyaeed, ' ' 1,50 Cloveraeed, . 4,00 COFFEE Java.... OO02J Rio 20022 N. O. Sugar 10X011 MOLASSES N. O.Moloasea, 00050 SALT 0,0003 24 TOBACCO 5 and hall Iba.Lump aweet 27030 Plantation TwlM 36040 Com 6 Twut, 00018 TEAS YoungJHyson, 80!.0t Imperial, 8001,00 Gunpowder,... 8001,00 Black, 8001,00 SHERIFF'S SALE. ' Petition In Partition.'1 v; Stale of Ohio, Harrison County, tt. - 1 Letchworlh Birney J ;. Pluria order ot aai va f on Israel Birney. et. ali. J ; . Petition. ' PURSUANT to the command ol an order of aale from the Court of Common Plea within and for said county of Harrison, tome directed,! will expose to publio aale on the premiaei, On Oie2Uh day of May, A. D.,1862. ' The following Heat Estate, to will A part of Ihe North East qnarter of section twenty-five (25) in township twelve (12) in range aix (6) in the Steubenville Land District, beginning .for the boundary thereof at a (tone in the road, at the north -easl. corner of Mr Snee's land, thence south 70 deg. west 24 perches 'o a stone in a big tump; thence norte 77 deg. west 28 perches to a beach 10 inches north 70X dg west 19 links; thence north IK deg. east 76 6 perches to beach 16 inches, south 48 deg. east 44 links; thence north 88X deg. east 50 perches to the section line a white oak 20 inches, south 88 deg. west 55 linki to a hsch 8 inches, north 11 deg. west 52 links; thence sonth M deg west 76 88 perches to the beginning, containing twenty -hvo (25) acres, tubjeet to the dower es tate ot Susan Foulson. in tbe following part of the above described premises, - bounded as fol lows, to-wit: beginoi ng at the north east corner of Mr. Snee's land, thenoe south 73 X deg. west 24.44 perches; thence north 76X deg. west 25.56 perches; ttence north IX deg. east 32 perches; thence south 16H deg saat2a56 perches, thenea north 73X deg east 24.44 perches; thenoe south IM deg west 3 perches to tbe place oi begin ning; , containing ten 110) acres. , ' ' 8. R. MAG EE, Sheriff ' Estir & LtwTosv, Alty'a fur. f 10... r .,, . April 23, lti it. . ' 1T!