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The footings of the national debt col
tmn are famished officially from the
Treasury Department, and will be found
in our AVashington dispatch. The Bum of
Bine hundred millions looks large, but will
melt away like snow wreaths in April if
Ihe people put their shoulders to the wheel
and crush the rebellion.
The Government may disappoint some
tronld-he Colonels, but the people will be
glad to know that the earliest use of the
Bcw levies will be to fill vp the old regi
ments in the field. The new men will be
Put in harness with the veterans, even as
thrifty farmers break colts.
Our foreign news gives a highly inter
esting abstract of important intelligence
from England, and the Continent The
Ecccsh loan is being pushed in England by
the same class of Englishmen that build
Alahamas and fit out blockade runners.
TThc vigorous prosecution of our war will
he their best and most condign punish
Our columns elsewhere give a veryia
icresting array of facts and incidents per
taining to the Steel’s Bayou expedition of
Gen. Sherman, whh a graphic account from
•Sin eye-witness of its perils discomforts and
An officer of the Mississippi XJ. S. sloop
<of tvar lost below Port Hudson has arriv
ed at Cairo. His statement of his adven
tures is given in our dispatches.
The statement elsewhere concerning the
negotiation of county bonds yesterday
shows a healthy condition of the finances
of Cook Countv.
The foreign news gives interesting addi
tional news from the Polish revolution
•with a rumor of reverses to the revolu
The lumorcd evacuation of Pensacola
by our forces is accompanied by the news
that ourboys,onlhe strength of the rumor,
Trent at work to destroy the place, and
very nearly accompli-he J their purpose,
i The dispatches from Kentucky and Ten
nessee add little to previous intelligence*
Bare as declaring activity and preparation
on both sides, and that a collision cannot
Jong be postponed.
The puhiic—espe cially that portion who
"believe in a vigorous prosecution of the
War—will be glad to learn that Brigadier
General Turchin received orders yesterday
to repent for duty to General Rosecrans.
His triumphant vindication, though long
delayed, has come at last, and we learn
that no one urged it more strongly than
General Garfield, the Secretaiyof the Buell
Court-Martial, that attempted General
Turchin’s disgrace. "We arc glad he has
"been ordered to the vciy scene of his for
mer triumphs and attempted ruin. Trai
tors and their abettors well know what to
expect from a pure minded patriot and a
real fighting General like Turchin. Ills
adopted country will have no reason to re
gret that he has again been called to the
Pirate Alabama—Confederate
llalif*.", April 3. — The steamship Canada, !
Irim Liverpool Saturday, the 21st, via Queens
town the 22d, arrived here this evening, being ]
detained off the harbor since this morning by
a fog. The steamer City of Cork, of the In- '
3iian line, and the Louisiana, would leave Liv-
trpool, shortly after the Canada, for New ]
York. The former wouldcallat Queenstown, •
sailing thence on the 23d.
LzviiurooL, March 21.—The departure of *
the Gnat Eastern is postponed till the ISth '
of April. The ship Washington, from Calais 3
for Antwerp, arrived In Southampton on tbc ,
the 30th, having been captured by the pirate ,
Alabama Pcb. 20th, but released on a bond for
§30,000. She brought the crews of the ships '
Golden Eagle, Oliver, Jane and Palmetto, j
burnt by the Alabama.
The Confederate loan would close on the
afternoon of the 21st, bids having greatly ex- i
ceeded the amount needed, particularly in
London. Report says the applications in Liv
erpool were not very heavy, and there was !
considerable diversity of opluioirthere as to
the merits of the scheme. Paris telegrams
Bay the loan was quite the rago there. The
Times city article says; Very little political
feeling was manifested in the business, and it
seems evident, so far as London is concerned,
that it is in viewing it as a cotton speculation
the attraction it imsser-fCS arc to be found. In
ether respects there can be no doubt that the
majority of merchants and capitalists would
Late wished it kid not been introduced, as
the affair will not be officially recognized on
’change. The dealers agreed among them
selves to fix the 24th of April as the settling
The London Star cannot believe that bona
fide investors will be found to take the loan
even at par, without belter security than that
offered by the hypothecation of cotton, which
it may never l»e”in the x»ower of Jeff Davis &
Co. to deliver. .
The Daily A«r« cditorally denounces the
loan. It’sava; “Its flagrant Indecency and
immorality‘will strike and scandalize most
Englishmen who care for the reputation of
their country. Those who subsrribe to thcloau
arc aiding and abetting the slave power in a
most direct and emphatic manner, and all who
Lave an enlightened regard for the true repu
tation of England will'rcgard this open assist
ance to trafficers in human flesh as a desecra
tion and pollution of the English Exchange.”
There was rather less excitement in regard to
the loan, on Fridav, the 20lh, and after touch
ings at it closed that day at -4 pre
mium. The bids reached ten millions pounds
Btcrling, and were expected to be fifteen to
eighteen millions at the close.
In the House Mr. Bayard iu reply to an In
tjuiry said since the breaking out of the civil
war in Amcrica/communication between the
British Government and that of the United
States in reference to the Island of San Juan
•Lad been suspended.
Tbc bill reducing tobacco duties had passed
through the committee. Funds on the 20th
were rather firmer. There was an active de
mand for money. Few transactions took
place below 4 per cent.
The match has been concluded for the prize
fight between Heeuan and King for the cham
pionship for £I,OOO a side. The Sth of De
cember has been fixed upon as the day for the
combat. _ . „
Pola>t>. —The debate m the French Senate
on Polish affdrs concluded on the 10th. M.
Pcllanet on behalf of the government said, a
fresh insurrection can only bring fresh mis
fortunes, and it is neither good, useful nor
humane to encourage it. The French Gov
ernment persists in this language. It is nec
cssarv, he said, to mistrust popular impulses.
Aspirations for liberty were manifesting them
selves everywhere and made power more ac
cessible to the voice which has been raised in
favor of Poland- For this reason, he contin
ued, Roi-sia has replied to the Commission of,
France by benevolent words, promising con
cession and amnesty. The old distrust of
Europe towards France exists no longer. If
it should happen that the destiny of Poland
must be settled by a Congress, there is no
doubt the voice of France would be listen
ed to.
M. BiUault mentioned the precedents of
the Senate on similar occasions, and asked
that the order of the day be adopted. The
Senate could not hesitate between referring
Ihc petition to the Ministers of Foreign
Affairs, accompanied by its reason for so
doing, a course which perhaps implied a risk
Of war, and passing to the order of the day,
Ihcrtbv expressing confidence in the wisdom
and firmness of the Emperor. }luch chocring
followed M. Billanlt's speech. The Senile
then parsed to the order of the day by a vote
Of 109 against 17.
A demonstration in fivor of Poland had
taken place in Pari.-. The Paris J/i>«if' , urand
London Time* regard the news from Poland
ns showing that the insurrection is becoming
general. A dispatch from Tarnow announces
that Langiewicz had defeated the Russian*
■under the command of Gen. Schashousty,and
captured considerable quantities of war
material. It is reported that the reply of
Austria to the French proposals is evasive.
Telegrams from Cracow say a report was
current that Langiewicz had been put toflight
and hi« forces dispersed, that he was at Oko
lowitz and sought the consent of the Austri
ans to pass through Gallic!®, but was refused.
Earthworks were being thrown up around
Warsaw. The inhabitants expected an attack
at Easter.
France.—The Timet' Paris correspondent
•writes that the news from Cochin China is by
Mo means satisfactory, and reinforcements arc
earnestly asked for by the commander of the
French forces. . , _,
Gen. Forcy is making the same demand
from Mexico, where, it is said, 6,000 more
jnen are required , , .
The coming elections cause much anxiety
Jo the Government.
Italy.— Garibaldi’s health causes renewed
London, Saturday, March 21. —The Paris
bourse, on Saturday, opened at 69f 25c for
rC CiiACOW, March —.—The Insurgents are
Dispatches received at
the Russian embassy, confirm the defeat of
langiewicz. The insurgents lost 460 killed
also conflrma the
London, March 22.—1n Ike minority of
twelve in the French Senate arc the names of
several of the intimates of the Emperorfi sur
The Steele’s B say© at
A. New Plan of Operations,
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
ilEsn’ins, April 1, via Cairo 3, 16'*3.
News from Steele's Bayou, up to the troth of
March, one day later, has been received. Your
correspondent, -who was with the Steele's
Bayou expedition, has just arrived at Young’s
Point. He describes the passage as much
more hazardous than the one up the Tazoo
Pass. Most of the transports were more or
less injured, and some had their pilot houses
entirely carried away. Their chimneys suf-
Jcred some by coming in contact with limbs
projecting over the banks of Deer Creek.
There was plenty of water, however, and your
correspondent is of the opinion that there
will be hut little danger in navigating that
river in future, as most of the obstructions
to the upper works of boats were removed.
The dams arc now the only obstacles In the
way, and with a little hard work they can he
removed—so officers say.
Most of our transports had come out of
Steele’s Bayou when your correspondent
wrote. A reconnaissance of the fortifications
at Vicksburg, a few day’s since, brought to
light a large number of Quaker guns, said to
be of immense calibre. Up to the 231h of
March they had done no mischief to our
The batteries at the mouth of the canal
were doing good business.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribuffo.]
Cairo, April 3,15G3.
Passengers and officers, well informed upon
the movements in that vicinity, late from
Young’s Point, slate impartially that the laic
movement upon Halnc’s Bluff was a failure*
and that our fleet and transports have re-
They state that heavy flats,havingS4-pound
er Parrott gu u = mounted upon them, have
been towed down to the point opposite the
city, w itliin plain range, and having full view
ofa signal station of the rebels and Vicksburg
Court House. They were to have opened fire
early the present week. From this it would
appear that a new scheme of operations has
been inaugurated.
Cairo, April 3.—The dispatch boat Ham
met, from the mouth of the Yazoo Tuesday
morning, arrived here this morning.
Porter's expedition, though unsuccessful
in the main, did succeed in destroying; about
one thousand bales of cotton, marked C. 3. A
It also captured considerable quantities of
When the Hammct left, all the gunboats
were taking on board thirty days’ rations, and
there were other indications of another move,
but in what direction is not known.
The Federate, by careful night work, have
succeeded in planting two eighty-four pound
er Parrot gnus behind tbc levee, which is said
to benight feel high, at a point directly oppo
site Vicksburg. Besides the protection ofihe
levee, railroad iron from the Shreveport R nl
road has been placed at an angle on the out
side of the levee, so as to turn balls from the
rebel batteries up into the air. These gnus,
; it is said, completely command the court
house, signal station, and other important
buildings In the city. Their efficiency will
soon be tried.
We have conflicting reports from Yazoo
Pass. The Jfrßtlin of Wednesday says that
on Friday morning the battle was renewed at
Greenwood, between tbc ChUlkothc and De
Kalb, and a rebel battery. Firing was brisk,
but with what effect was not known, as the
dispatch boat came away while the contest
was still going on.
On the contrary, Gen. C. L. Hamilton, who
is here, says it was Ids impression that the
expedition had been abandoned, and one of
his staff rejkorts meeting three transports
loaded with troops, which he understood had
come from the Yazoo Pass.
Gen. Sherman"* Expedition.
U. S. Transport Silver "Wave, t
Black Bayou, March 31. 1
On the 16lb Inst., late in the afternoon,
Gen. Grant ordered Gen. Stuart to prepare
the Infantry of bis division to move at day
light next morning. Leaving transportation,
horses, tents, and everything except ammu
nition, arms and rations, the Division having
been relieved by that of Gen. Steele, at an
early hour we embarked and proceeded up
the 'Mississippi to Eagle Bend. That the pur
pose of the movement may be understood, let
me recapitulate prior events. A few days
before our embarkation, Admiral Porter
and Gen. Grant bad made a personal
reconnolssance of a proposed route to
the Yazoo above Haines 1 Bluff Seven
miles from the Mississippi, Steele's Bayou
empties into the Yazoo. Entering this
bayou in light draught gunboats and tugs,
they explored it up to Black Bayou, about
fifty miles, and some distance np the Litter.
Being satisfied that the route was practica
ble, they returned. The Admiral sent five
lion-dads, and Gen. Sherman was ordered by
Gen. Grant to take charge of the opening of
the route. Gen. Sherman, with the pioneer
corps of Stuart’s division and the Sth Mis
souri, left, at once with the steamer Diligent.
In the evening, Gen. Grant received dispatches
from Admiral Porter, announcing that his
gunboats were meeting with great success,
and asking that the land force bo scut at
once. Grant immediately ordered Gen. Stu
art to proceed with his division. The distance
by land from the Mississippi along the Mud
dy Bayou, is about one mile. On account
of the impossibility of taking anything but
small steamers, of which we had but five,
through Steele’s Bayou, the infantry was
ordered to cross by this route to the bayou.
On reaching Eagle Bend, a personal examina
tion of the ground, made by Generals Stuart
and Ewing, disclosed the fact that two long
bridges were necessary to the movement of
troops. The levee near the plantation of
Senator Gwin had been carried away by a
crevasse, and the water was rushing across
his fields in a rapid torrent of considerable
depth. The building of the bridges, under
the charge of CoL Parry, of the 47th Ohio,
occupied a day and a halt Soon as it was
completed, the division marched across to
Steele’s Bayou. General Stuart at once em
harked BO much of the Ist brigade as could
he transported upon the steamer Silver Wave,
and started up through the wilderness of
forest and water. ... ~ - „
Between the Mississippi and the line of rail
way. irom Memphis to Jackson, the country
north of the Yazoo, for some fifty miles, Is
traversed by three considerable streams,
Steele’s Bayou, Deer Creek, and the Sun
Flower, all of which arc fed by Innumerable
cieks, bay«»v.s and lakes, and empty into the
tVr.oo, Steele's s-evm miles from the Missis-
pi, near the pcene of the battle of Cbicka-
ivvr Bayou, Creek below, and the Sun
flower above Haines’ Bluff. Their course, as
is that of all streams, through low and level
ground, Is Very tortuous, very like the
streams in the Calumet marshes. In fact, if
those marshes were covered with a thick
growth of huge trees, with a thick mass of
cane on the ground, you would have a perfect
specimen of the country through which
the 2d division and the Admiral’s iron
clads have passed. Transform the rice and
reeds of the Calumet into the luxuriant growth
of a Southern swamp, aud you havea'bctter
idea of the wet wilderness in which wc were,
than can be written. The eastern part of Issa
guena county, on Deer Creek, has higher laud
and some oftbc most valuable cotton planta
tions in the Shite. The soil is exceedingly
prolific. IVe found in it immense numbers of
slaves, and great quantities of cotton and
grain. The Admiral called it one of the gran
aries of the Confederacy.
It was supposed to he so inaccessible, that
the plantations were in the usual process of
cultivation, the fields planted with corn, in
stead of cotton, which was up. They be
lieved themselves beyond the reach of the de
vastations of war—had their gardens well
stocked with vegetables, which were grow
ing most temptingly, aud, fancying that “ the
invader” could not penetrate with gunboats
and armies, the lagoons and forests which
surrounded them, devoted their fancied se
curity to the raising of crops to feed their
brother rebels in the field. The plantation
upon which was the rendezvous of the land
force, was one of five, owned by a wealthy
rebel, James R. Hill, of Xew Orleans. It had
upon it as ordinary stock, 127 slaves, and
boasted the name of “Reality.”- Another he
called “Onward;” still another “Good In
tent.” Alargcpart of the cotton was marked
*‘C. S. A.” The aype.irunce of the Iron-dads
at “Reality” was the. first notice that was had
of onr approach. The overseer hastily lied,
giving not ice of the presence of the Yankees
in the garden. A contraband told ns, his
master called the Deer Creek county, the
Confederate auulT-box, that the Yankees
could not open.
Another plantation, nine miles above them,
on Deer Creek, Is the celebrated “Shelby
Plantation,” Uncle Tom’s Cabin. So the in
habitants of that and neighboring plantations
undersuuul it. The tradition of the place is
identical with that of Mrs. Stowe’s—howTop
sy grew, was not bom ; Uncle Tom was the
Tycoon of contrabands, and the heir of the
estate bred mnlaPoes, and went down to the
Mhsissippi in a dug-out to finish his educa
tion with professional river uvea, become a
high-toned memberof the chivalry and lose
hi? real estate and contrabands at faro. Mrs.
Stowe little thought when she wrote her
novel, that the Shelby Plantation would one
day echo with cannon and musketry in a war
growing out of the institution she wrote to
. abolie-h. Yet so it happened, last week.
The expedition consisted of the Louisville,
Mound City, Garomlelct, Cincinnati and
Pittsburg, iron-clad “turtles,” four mortar
boats, the ram “Price,” and mosquito Lin
den, and the infantry of the 2d division of the 1
l,*sth army corps, Gen. David Stuart’s, except
thcaSlh 111., and a section of Wood’s battery, ;
Lieut. McCagg, the transports Silverware, ,
Diligent, Eagle, Champion, Pocahontas and
Going up the Tazoo river seven miles,
thence up Steele’s bayou twelve miles, the
fleet came to Muddy bayou, which runs across
from the Mississippi into Steele’s. At this
point the troops cameoveron floating bridges
and embarked. Hence they were transported
up Steele’s and Black Bayou about twenty
miles to Hill’s plantation, aud marched
thence twenty-one miles on a levee north
along Deer Creek nearly to Rolling Fork- It
was proposed at that* point to embark the
troops again on trmsports and proceed on
that creek a distance of seven miles, until we
reached the Sunflower. Once upon the Sun
flower, a stream of considerable width, we
could reach the Yazoo, between Haines’ Bluff
and Yazoo City, aud would be in a position to
operate against the enemy at various points
with great effect. So much for the object of
the expedition and the route through which
it was to pass.
Gen. Grant and Admiral Porter, with the
Musquito Rattler, and a tug, made a recon
noissanee far enough to establish the fact that
gunboats could pass from the Yazoo into
Sctelcs Bayou. Adm. Porter immediately start
with his gun boats up the bayou. General
Grunt ordered Gen. Sherman, with a division
of bis army corps, to form the land force.
Gen. Sherman started at once with a regiment
—the Sth Missouri—and the pioneer corps, to
clear the bayou of obstructions —there was
no delay.' Tiic rcconnolssancc was made on
the 15th, Gen. Grant’s tug returning the mor
ning of the 10th. Before night the advance
of the laud force and gun boats were at Mud
dy Boyou. Dispatches were received by Gen.
Grant that evening of the progress of the ex
pedition, and Gen. Stuart was ordered to fol
low with the rest ol the division in the morn-
ing. Arriving at Eagle Betid on the
17tb, a reconnaissance in small boats,
made by General Stuart and
bis brigade commanders, and another made
twenty miles above, at Tullohola, by Colonel
Giles A. Smith, demonstrated that the troops
could not be marched across, a crevasse hav-
ing swollen the Muddy Bayou to a rapid deep
stream. The construction ol two long flood
ed bridges occupied the ISth and the forenoon
of the null. The division marched to Steele’s
Bayou at once. Arriving there we found only
one transport, the Silver Wave. Embarking
tbe Clh Missouri and 110 th Illinois, Stuart
started up at once. During the three succeed
ing days the boats which we had, were used
with all the dispatch possible, In transport
ing the troops to tbe rendezvous. At the
mouth of Black Bayou they were transport
ed from the steamers to a coal barge which
was towed by a tug up Black Bayou, In the
meantime the gunboats had gone through
Black Bayou into Deer Crock. The
great miglit and strength of tbe iron-clads
enabled them to ride over almost any
ordinarv growth of willow and cypress in the
creek—the water was deep and they moved
slowly and snrely along, up Deer Creek some
fifteen miles, without much laborand without
any ob.-tructionfrom the enemy. On thc2oth,
the rebels commenced annoying them with
sharp-shooters, and by felling trees in the
creeks. The boats were obliged to lay by at
night, and on the morning of the illst, the
Admiral found considerable obstructions la
the river, and an enemy, some 600 strong,
with a field battery or rifles, disputing his
passage. This was near some old Indian
mounds, and for the greater part of the day
they were kept quite busy, making but a half
were kept a good distance
from the fleet, hut sharpshooters would come
up behind trees and fire, taking deliberate
aim at our men. The Admiral sent a dis
patch back to General Sherman, stating the
condition of affairs, and the oth and tith Mis
souri, and 116 th Illinois, of the Ist brigade,
under Col. Giles A. Smith, were at once sent
to the reliefof the gunboats, and to assist in
getting them through. They made a forced
march, skirmishing a part of the way, and
reaching the gunboats before night of the
22d, a distance of twenty-one miles, over a
terrible road. During the day the enemy had
been largely reinforced from the Yazoo, and
now unmasked some 5,000 men—infantry,
cavalry and artillery. The boats were sur
rounded with rebels, who had fallen
trees before and behind them, and were
moving up artillery, and making every
exertion to cut off retreat and capture our
boats. Colonel Smith at once established
a patrol for a distance of seven miles along
Deer Creek, behind the boats, with a chain of
sentinels outside of them, to prevent the feU-
log of trees. Farther progress was impossi
ble. Fora mile and a half to Rolling Fork
the creek was fall of obstructions. Heavy
bat’tries were on its bank, supported by a
large force. To advance was impossible; to
retreat seemed almost hopeless. The gun
boats had their ports all closed, and prepara
tions all made to resist boarders. The mor
tar boats were all ready for fire and explosion.
Our lines were so close to each other tb it
rebel officers wandered into our lines in the
dark, and were captured. H was the second
night without sleep aboard ship, and the in
fantry bud marched twenty-one miles without
rest. But the faithful force, with their ener
getic leader, kept succes?fal watch and ward
over the boats and their valuable artillery.
At 7 o’clock that morning (the 2‘2d), General
Sherman received a dispatch from the Admi
ral, by the hands of a faithful contraband,
(who came along through the rebel lines in
the night) stating his pcrilons condition.
Leaving a dispatch for Gen. Stuart, who Was
br nph-g up Ewing’s brigade, and orders to
Stuaitto follow him with the remainder of
the division, Gen. Sherman at once marched
with the 2d brigade, Lieut. CoL Rica com
manding —and the 13th regulars and 113 th Ill
inois of the Ist brigade. Our gunboats at
that time were in a bend of the creek, the
three regiments of the Ist brigade had been
brought in and placed in position near the
boats, by Col. Giles A. Smith. A rebel bat
tery ot fifteen guns was in front, at Rolling
Fork. The creek was barely the width of a
gunboat—the boats were so close up that
only one bow gun apiece of four could
be used, and then at an inconvenient
angle—iu fact, in only one position—and the
broadsides of several were useless on account
of the bank. Our immense superiority of
metal was thus rendered almost useless for
the purpose of engaging an enemy that was
endeavoring to encircle the Admiral’s boats.
If bis rear was gained, their superior numbers
could board the first or the last boat, and,
having captured her, use her guns with fear
ful elicet on the others.
About mid-day the enemy commenced mov
ing upon us, with the purpose of reaching
the bank of the creek below the gunboats and
below the infantry. Gen. Sherman was some
six miles dls ant. The rebels are believed to
have advanced with about 4,000 men. I r .
must be borne in mlud that our troops
were on a belt of land which forms
the hank of the creek, of not great
width, hack of which the bottom land was
under water and impassable. The rebels
came down with the intention of turning his
right and reaching the creek below. The
gunboats and four mortars opened upon
them, as soon as they discovered themselves
in bodies. This firing embarrassed their
movements and considerably retarded them.
They debouched through the wood and be
came engaged with the skirmishers of the
oth. The light was beginning to be in earn
eft, but the rebels were gaining ground. The
object was not a battle, but to pass by Smith.
The first flriug of the gunboats were heard
by Gen. Sherman near the Shelby plantation,
lie urged bis troops forward and after an
hour's bard marching the 13th regulars and
113 th Illinois, who were in the advance, de
ployed as skirmishers, came upon a body of
the enemy who had passed by the force which
engaged Smith. Immediately engaging
them, the enemy stood a while disconcerted
by the unexpected attack, fought a
short time and gave way. Our forces pressed
then, driving!them back toward Smith some
two miles. The gunboats opened upon them
thus hemmed in, and the day was ours. The
rebels retreated, and the gunboats were saved
for that day. Our loss was but one killed and
none wounded. The loss of the rebels was
heavy. The plan'atlon upon which the en
gagement took place belonged to a Col. Giv
ins. lie was killed, and his wife, a beautiful
woman, was also killed by a shell, while riding
into the wood. Oue shell from a mortar kill
ed twenty six, as they were rallying as skir
mishers. Another Is staled to havclvilledand
wounded forty persons. They suffered very
much, but as we did not attempt to occupy
the field, it cannot be ascertained. It being
obvious that further advance was impractica
ble, the boats at once commenced moving
backward, and made several miles that eve
The next effort of the rebels was to pass
around our lines in the afternoon and night,
and throw their whole force still further he
low us. .Gen. Stewart, with four regiments of
Gen. Ewing’s brigade, marched on Hill’s
plantation the same morning, having run his
transports in the night, and immediately ad
vanced the 4th Virginia miles up Deer Creek,
and another, the 50th Ohio, still further to
the right. The rebels, who were making a
circuit about Gen. Sherman, thus found the
whole line occupied, and abandoned the
attempt tcacut off the gunboats for that day.
During the afternoon the troops and gun
boats all arrived at Hill's plantation. Rebel
scouts followed them within two miles of the
division headquarters. During the nlglit tae
;»7tb Ohio, Cot Lieber, which was on picket
about one-half mile out, was a’.tacked
by a squadron of cavalry. It imme
diately upon the return of their fire fell
back. In the afternoon of the next day, the
the 83d Indiana, Col. Spooner, going ont to
relieve the 39th, was attacked by three regi
ments of Infantry and a squadron of cavalry.
Acting under Instructions to draw them on,
and to develop their whole force, Col. Spooner
skirmished with them, but they refused to
follow. Tbe 83d lost one man killed. The
enemy landed » steamer ami two flatboats
loaded .with troops and artillery about six
miles above, the night before. \Ve remained
two day? at Hill's Jt'iautalion, waiting for the
rebels to prepare. But they would not give
orrceeive battle. "We embarked on the trans
portsandgunboats, and returned. The troops,
gunboats, ammunition and supplies, with a
considerable quantity of cotton and fifty good
mules, are nil safe, and approaching Young's
Point, as I write.
There were destroyed by our troops and by
the rebels at least 2,000 bales of cotton, 50,000
bushels of corn, and the gius and houses of
the plantations whose owners had obstructed
our progress and joined in the warfare. The
resources of the country we found ample to
subsist the army at Vicksburg for some length
of time, and by the destruction of them we
crippled the enemy so far.
There were features about this expedition
novel and exciting.
Black Bayon, a narrow stream heretofore,
only navigated by dug-outs, was made of
the width of our steamers, with great labor
of felling trees and sawing stifmps below
the surface. Every foot of our way was
cut and tom through a dense forest, never
before traversed by steamers. I never wit
nessed a more exciting and picturesque
sceuc than the transportation ot the 3d brig
ade, by Gen. Stuart, the last day. Crowded
with men, the steamer, at the highest possi
ble speed, pushed through overhanging trees
and around short curves. Sometimes wedged
fast between trees, then sailing along smooth
ly, a huge cypress would reach out au arm
and sweep the whole length of the boa s,
tearing guards and chimneys from the decks.
The last trip thiough the Black Bayou was in
a night pitchy dark and rainy.
While the* adventure was of uncertain
success—when the result seemed almost ac
complished, ami when our gunboats were
surrounded with an enemy confident of vic-
Tory, and their extrication seemed almost an
impossibility—officers and men worked with
equal alacrity, whether in building bridge*
or making forced marches, both by day and
in the night. The whole time was used in
labor—constant and severe. It seems al
most a miracle that the boats were saved.
If Col. Giles A. Smith had not arrived at
the time he did, their salcty would have
been hopeless—if Generals Sherman and
Stuart, by their utmost exertions and
labor, had forwarded their troops
a single lialf day later, if the sec
ond forced march of Colonel Rice,
under Gen. Sherman, had been retarded a
single hour, in all human probability not
only onr navy, bnt the first small.force, under
Smith, would have been lost. *The simple
truth is, that the gunboats were saved by
Stuart’s division. The traditionary jealousy
between the army and navy at this point is,
to a great extent, removed. There is no dis
pute or doubt lu relation to the services per
formed by the soldiers of the line.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.!
Madison, Wia.. Aprils, 1863.
Gov. Salomon has withheld his signature
Irora eleven bills—all but three of them are
local—none important.
The State Treasurer advertises for proposals
for SOO,OOO State bonds. The Building Com*
mlssloners advertise for proposals till May
9th, for building the north wing and laying
the foundations of the south wing and rotun
da of the Capitol.
Sixty absent soldiers have reported here to
Major Stansbury, under the President’s Proc
Resolutions have been received, signed by
every officer present, from the gallant Ist
■Wisconsin regiment, at Murfreesboro, express
ing their unconditional determination to press
on to final victory, declaring against peace on
any terms except unconditional submission by
the rebels, and saving that they viewwithhor
rorand detestation the efforts of traitors at
the north to divide our people, and sacrifice
our national honor at the feet of an infernal
despotism. They denounce the action ot that
Senator of Wisconsin who deliberately called
their Commander-In-Chief, Rosccraus, a
scoundrel, villlan and coward, and asserting
that every member of the regiment is ready
to emm the words- down the throat of the
miserable, traitorous wretch who uttered
From IVoir York.
Kkw Tohk, April 3.—There was a splendid
demonstration at the Academy of Music last
evening, in honor ol Gee. Butler. His speech
was received enthusiastically.
It is reported tbat Lord Lyons will make a
formal demand for the release of the steamer
Peterboff, and-ber owners will claim indem
nity. Her mall is being overhauled, and may
disclose something. The cargo consisted of
a large quantity of quinine.
A Havana letter contains a report that the
pirate Alabama has been lost. Doubtful.
Retaliation for Guerilla
Griefs of Memphis Secesh,
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribane.]
The following special order was issued yes
terday by the Provost Marshal of the District;
OrncE or the Distiuct Provost Marshal, )
Headquarters 16rn Armt Corps, >
Msjirins, March 31st, 1862. J
Speciai Order No. 52.—A second cowardly and
murderous attack has been made by guerillas on a
passenger train, near Moscow, continuing wom*n,
children and citizens, resulting in the capture of a
part of the passengers and the robbing of all. No
tice wna distinctly published on the 19th day of
January, 3F63, by general orders No. 10,
District of Memphis, that such outrages would be
retaliated by means therein designated. It is
therefore ordered that Col. D. C. Anthony. Pro
vost Marshal of the District of Memphis, forthwith
select from secessionists or rebel sympathizers,
within this city,’ ten families andemse them to
be sent South of the lines of the United States
forces, not to return.
By order of Major Gen. S. A. ntmunrr.
(Signed) IlEjnir Binsiore, A. A. G.
In accordance with the above the following
named persons received notice to leave:—D.
B. Molloy, 0. J. Seldon, J. P. Train, Ward
low Howard, J. F. McKinney, David H.
Townsend, Eugene Magiving, Michael Ma
giving, Thomas Nelson, T. J. Coggswell.
Aitcrfurnishing a copy of the order to each,
the following notice was appended, ia com
pliance with the above order: 5a
Tea are notified that within three days yon will
remove, with yotir family, south of the lines of the
United States forces, not to return. Ton will ro
fieri «t the office of the District Provost Marshal
or a pass at the time of your departure.
Lieut. Z. E. C. Doran. Assistant Provo?tMarshal
General will see time this order is executed. •
D. C. Anthont,
Colonel and District Provost Marshal.
The construction, or rather misconstruc
tion, of the orders of the Treasury Department,
forbidding the shipment of supplies here, will
produce a famine, if carried out. -
A letter received at the Custom House to
day, from Admiral Porter, says ho has dis
missed Capt. Flower ami ordered his arrest,
and that Dass will be similarly treated, for
recent conduct in taking passengers’ property
and money and not returning it.
Arrival of a Paroled Officer of the
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cairo, April 3,1562.
Midshipman H. B. Francis, United States
steamer Mississippi, recently destroyed at
Port Hudson, a paroled prisoner, came in to
day, .Ha Memphis. He reports good treat
ment from the rebels. Capt. Phillip Fon
tenoy of the marines and Third Assistant En
gineer Jefferson- Brown arc the only* officers
of the Mississippi remaining in rebel hands,
at Jackson, Miss., with forty-six men.
Mr. Francis makes the following correc
tions in lists published:
Killed— Geo. Henry (colored), John Ash
craft, John C. Connor.
Prisoners— At Jackson, reported missing.
are Charles Williams, Quartermaster;
Sullivan, Carpenter's Mate; H. C. Day, Mas
ter Gunner; Timothy Looney. Ship’s Cooper;
seamen W. H. Thompson, Richard Rowlev,
W. Robinson, Thomas 8. Nugent; ordinary
seamen Albert Randolph, James Wally, John
White, George N.>- Rowe, Andrew Matthews,
Pat O’Neil, John J. Burke, Thomas Cunning
ham, Geo. Henry, L. Phillips, John McDo
nald, Luther U. Topping, Win. Nelson, John
Mellnevay, John McCandles?, Tho*. Hughes,
Andrew It. Landholser; coal heaver W. H.
- Austin; marines—eight, names not known.
Mr. Francis says there is also at Jackson a
prisoner, W. Hawkins, with his leg ampu
Mr. Francis was paroled and permitted to
return North, for his bravery in saving four
Confederate prisoners, who but for him would
have been drowned, during the late process
of exchange, lie was captured on reaching
the shore, by partisan rangers. He was well
treated generally, and furnished a horse and
escort at Verona, Miss., and thence to Cor
inth, Gen. Dodge sent him to Memphis, Gen.
Hurlbut to Cairo. lie lost everything, as did
his companions. His parole prevents his re
vealing anything regarding the condition of
the country through which ho passed; but he
makes the assertion that the Confederacy is
about on its last legs.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
LNUtANAroui, April 3,ISG-T.
Solomon Hursham, a citizen of New Foun
taine county, in this State, was recently per
snaded to join the K. G. C., and after being
initiated found the objects and aims of the
association to be of a treasonable character,
and refused to have anything to do with it,
and exposed the whole concern.
Threats having been made against his life
by members of Hus most infamous and trea
sonable organization, he disposed of a por
tion of his property, and started from his
home, to quit the country, but it Is supposed
that he was overcome with fear, and he
would put an end to his life by shooting him
self through the head, when only some four
miles from Attica, In this same county.
The K. G. C.’s recently broke open a pow
der magazine, and carried off some twenty
kegs of powder.
John 0. Brown, who your readers will re
collect *as having been under sentence of
death for some time past, for Introducing the
Knights of the Golden Circle into the camps
near this city, has been pardoned by the Pres
ident. He was the mere instrument of prom
inent Copperheads, and will be held as a wit
ness against them at the May term of the
■United States District Court.
An Union meeting was held at Richmond,
in Wayne county, Ind., on last Saturday, and
was attended by the farmers of the surround
ing country with a team of wagons over
seven-eighths of a mile in length, loaded with
wood, flour, meal, beef, poultry and provi
sions and delicacies, as a voluntary contribu
tion to the families of soldiers now In the
field. The value of the articles contributed
was estimated at between thirteen ar.d four
teen hundred dollars. Speeches were made,
and the greatest cnthusalsm was everywhere
manifested. The favorite motto of this coun
ty is, “ old Wayne against the world.”
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Eight regiments of Croft’s and Hazcns’
brigades, of Palmer’s division, made on effort
early this morning to capture Whorton’s rebel
brigadepostedat ‘Woodbury, Our infantry,
accompanied by mounted men of the 3d Ohio
cavalry, moved from camp at ten o’clock last
night. Hazen made a detonr of fifteen miles.
Engart, in command of Crott’s brigade went
direct. Hazen was to begin the attack at
daylight, and Engart, co-operating, was to ac
complish the capture of the rebel band. Dur
ing the night the rebel pickets had been ex
tended this way, so onr cavalry advance got
to fighting before Hazen had posted his
troops, and as a consequence the rebels es
caped. Ourcavalryhadarunningfightof three
miles, killing and wounding twelve or fifteen
ol the enemy and capturing thirty. .
Corporal Jacob K. Snovels, Company E, 3d
Ohio cavalry, Is the only Federal hurt. He
acted very gallantly, charging a large squad
of Irebels single handed, and sabreing half a
dozen before being shot. The ball struck hla
spine. He will probably recover.
The rebels were 1,900 strong, commanded
by Colonel Smith, and were completely rout
ed, leaving in onr bands all their camp equi
page, fifty horses, twenty mules and four
wagons. Prisoners say the -troops of the
whole rebel army arc on half rations. The
cavalry, however, fore better, for they can
pillage, and have no regular issue of rations.
Company officers buy, as best they can.
The rebels have given up the idea of whip-
Mmirm?, March 81. via )
Cairo, April 3d, 1&63. j
MrurßEEsuono, April 2,1553.
ping the North, but still claim tliat* the North
can’t whip them.
Basil Duke is at McMinnville, nearly well.
Our cavalry at Franklin made a dash* at the
rebels to-day, capturing two Lieutenants and
eight privates, and killing one Captain and
one private.
Lieut, CoL AxtburDncat, Inspector General
on Gen. Rosecrans’ staff, returned yesterday,
and was warmly welcomed by Gen. Rosccnms
and officers of his staff He feels ten years
younger since his welcome.
The convention of the Chaplains of the
army of the Cumberland is in session in this
city, conferring upon the interests of Chris
tianity, and the well-being of the Government.
The meetings are highly interesting.
Murfreesboro, April S.—lt is rnmored
that a numfcw of bridges are being construct
ed across the Tennessee above Florence, to
connect the rebel armies of Tennessee and
fiosccrans bus-approved the sentence of the
deserters in Wood & Palmer’s division.
Col. Lowe at Fort Donelson,telegraphs that
the enemy arc apparently approaching in
Louisville, April 3. —The Democrat’* cor
respondent says the rebels under Van Dorn
are attempting to flank Rosccrans on the left.
They are crossing the river at Palmyra. It is
thought Van Dorn lias a heavy supply of ar
tillery. and that the movement Is aimed
against Kentucky.
Louisville, April 3.— The guerillas threw
a wood train off the Nashville road, four miles
above Franklin this morning, burned the lo
comotive and two cars, and tore up the track
some distance.
Ciarksville. Tenn., April 3.—Last night
the steamers Eclipse and Lizzie Martin, were
lircd into below on the Cumberland. Both
escaped. Several more boats are below. The
gun boat St. Clair, which engaged the enemy,
was crippled, but was repaired to-day at Don
elsou. The Glasgow arrived with guns this
t-yening. She was fired into at llaspeth
Shcals. The pilot and several of the crew
were slightly wonnded.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, April 3,1563.
The following official statement of the
whole public debt ofthe United States, up to
this time, is furnished from tho Treasury De-
Deeded debt $159,990,930
7<o bonds convertible J I <Vis,‘.*os
Six per cent, debt 3U,453,9J0
Five per cent. tk-ht 1 year certificates.. £71.830,170
Six per cent. U. S. Notes 345.553,500
Q.SI. ami other rc<iui=itions(bearing in.) 4t},Ws,*Us
Total debt $929,150,147
Average interest on whole amount. 3’ 3 cent.
The following is the detail of the Court for
the trial of Co!. D'Utassy: Maj. Gen. Hitch
cock, Maj. Gen. IlartsufF, Brig. Geu. Barry,
Brig. Gen. Hatch, Brig. Gen. Hunks, Col.
Marshall, loth N. Y.; Col, J. P. Bunton, 3d
Fa.; Maj. Theophilus James, Judge Advacatc.
The Court met to-day and organized, but ad
journed till Monday, Col. D'Utas-y not being
Present. Ills arrest was made as he was about
to go to Europe, and his three horses taken
from him. It is reported that his wife, just
married, is to be tried a?» hU accomplice. It
Is altogether a very rich case.
Glu. Schenckisherc to-day, in conference
with the Secretary of War and the President,
who, it is understood, heartily approves the
stringent measures he has adopted for the sup
pression of disloyalty in Baltimore.
Admiral Dahlgren has gone West. His oc
cupation here seems to be substantially gone.
The regulations under the new laws for
trade along the border will be issued from the
Treasury Department to-morrow. A tax of
twenty dollars is to he hadou every cotton
bale brought out by priva'e enterprise. Gov
ernment agents arc to be appointed to take
charge of all cotton taken by the army or
brought in by any army officers.
Gov. Buckingham writes here that Connec
ticut is sure to go for us by a handsome ma
jority. Both sides are redoubling their ex
ertions as the canvass draws near its close.
Advices have been received that five armed
rams are building for the rebels in the Mersey
and Thames. The questions of issuing letters
ol Marque, and of taking steps to compel
Great Britain to stop building men-of-war for
the rebels is still undecided. One Fish, a
German traveller, dressed lu military cos
tume, on u forged pass from General Helntzle
man, and pretending to be a Government de
tective, was arrested near Berlin. JohaH.
Tircn of Mineral Point, Wis., has been ap
pointed Pension Surgeon.
Washington, April 3. —Mr. Casey, of Ken
tucky, lias been appointed Government Agent
under the Confiscation act, with a roving
Nnw Yoiik, Aprils.—A ■Washington dis
patch to the -New York Tribune says ;
“The Administration has not yet determined
what course.to pursue under the law author
izing the President to grant letters of marque
and reprisal. The question has been discussed
at more than one cabinet meeting, in connec
tion with the question as to the propermcans
to adopt to prevent the construction and sail
ing of rebel vessels from foreign ports.
The New York Times' Washington special
“The report of the Committee on the Con
duct of the War, is unanimous upon every
subject except Fremont's operations in Mis
souri and in the Shenandoah Valley. It Is
probable that the report with respect to Fre
mont, will be concurred In by all to-morrow.
Gen. McClellan's official report of the bat
tle of Antietam is published to-day. It is pre
faced by the remark that he will soon give a
full official record of the campaign in front
of Richmond. He intends to prepare it with
great care. He states in the report that all
the Army of the Potomac was sent to Pope,
but one hundred men, being his body-guard.
Washington, April 3.—McClellan’s official
report of the seven days’ battle on the Penin
sula, and his falling back to Berkley, although
dated the 35th of July last, is to-day, for the
lirst time, published. He says, to the calm
judgment of history and to the future, he
leaves the task of pronouncing upon the
movement, confident that the verdict will be,
that no such difficult one was ever more suc
cessfully executed; that no army everfonght
more safe, steady, heroically and successfully
against such great odds ; that no men, of any
race, ever displayed greater discipline, endu
rance, patience and cheerfulness, under snch
Rhode Island, Maine and lowa are the only
States, as yet, which have signified to the
General Land Office tbelracceptance of grants
of land to the several States for the cstablish
men of agricultural colleges.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
* St. Loos, April 3,18C3.
The guerillas are troubling the military tel
egraph lines In the Southwest, and General
Cnrtis has ordered a cavalry patrol daily be
tween Cassville and Fayetteville to keep up
the wires. The guerillas between Lexington
and Kansas City have not recently disturbed
the wires.
The murderers who attacked tlic Sam Gaty
steamboat,crossed the river the same day, bat
they are supposed to have re crossed and
scattered, to throw their pursuers off the
right scent. A large cavalry force is after
the gang.
Six hundred prisoners sent from this city
and Baltimore are nearly all Missourians and
Arkansas rebels. They were very indignant
because of being ordered to be exchanged in
Virginia, and, to-day, many who remain have
signified their willingness to take the oath of
allegiance rather than be exchanged.
It Is expected that a question will arise con
cemlngthe exchange of the bridge burners,
now under death sentence at Alton.
All shipments of ammunition and arms
from this city to Southern Illinois, have been
prohibited. .
The radical emancipationists .will undoubt
edly elect their whole ticket on Monday next.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cincinnati, April 3,1503.
Our City Council to-day, unanimously or
dered a portrait of Gov. Morton to be pro
cured and placed In the City Hall, as a mark of
respect, for his promptness and energy in send
ing men, arms and ammunition for the de
fense of Cinainnati, last summer, against
threatened raids.
Twenty more }»oble county rioters have
bcenarrestedandareontheirwayhere. The
examination of those heretofore arrested, is
still in progress.
Preparations lor a Draft.
Headocahises Anarr or inn Potomac,
Thursday, April 3.
Pursuant to instructions of the War De
partment, there will be a general muster of
all the troops of this army on the 10th inst
Muster roils must be immediately sent to the
Adjuto’at General for the use of the Provost
Marf-’iial in making drafts to fill up the regi
ments, &c., to the standard.
irrestof Got. Todd at the Com
plaint of Dr. Olds
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Ccx.rxsc». Ohio. April 3, is€ 3.
A good deal of excitement was created here
to-day, by the announcement that Gov. Todd
had been arrested, through the instrumen
tality of the famous Dr. Olds, for being a
party to his arrest. A warrant was placed la
the hands of Sheriff Miller, of Fairfield
county, who reached Columbus at noon to
day, and served It on the Governor.
Got. Todd bad been notified of the advent
of the Sheriff, and "Was not unprepared. Tho
Sheriff did his business very quietly, stating
that it was a painful duty for hlni'to perform.
The biD which lately passed tho House, to
authorize arrests by the military authorities
of the United States, had not passed the Sen
ate, and so the Governor could not avail him
self of its provisions; but on his arrest he
immediately applied t> Judge Gholsom of the
Supreme Court for a writ of corpus,
which was granted.
The Judge held court in chamber, and the
Sheriff appeared before him with his prisoner,
who was admitted' to bail, nnder the provi
sions of the law of ISn, in $2,000, with sure
ties. The Governor is required to appear at
the next term of the court In Fairfield, which
commences in June, when be will avail him
self of the bill, which will in the meantime
pass the Senate. - .
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Lexington, Ky., April 3. IS*;!.
Matters in Kentucky are quiet. Genera*
Burnside was received at the depot, and fol
lowed to the Phamix House hy an immense
crowd of people. He made a short speech in
answer to their calls. The impression he
made on the people was that of a kind, firm
and earnest man. To-day he has been busy
with Gen. Gilmore on the affairs of the De
partment, examining the situation and look
ing over the field. He left at noon for Paris.
New York, April 11. —A special to the New
York Ti'iiU'-ir , dated “Army of the Potomac,
April 2d.” says:
44 The reports of deserters, and from other
sources, lead to the belief that the enemy is
still in force on the Rappahannock, He is
removing Ms stores from Culpepper Court
House, and fortifying the fords on the Rapi
dan. Generals Lee, Jackson, ami A. P. Hill
were present at a review below Fredericks
burg, on Saturday. An order was issued, re
ducing baggage and promising active service
in April. Ten of the enemy 1 cav
alry men were brought in from near' Dumfries
by’the Bih Illinois cavalry, yesterday. The
prisoners were from seven different regiments,
bel* niging to J lampion's Legion and Fitzhugu
Lee’s command. The wind and sun are drying
the mud rapidly.”
The IhrnuVs special says:
4 ‘ Baron Wardllner, formerly of the Austrian
service, who was captured with Gen. Stough
ton at Fairfax Court Hou?e, has been released,
and arrived here to-day. He states that the
treatment of the Union officer* who are held
by the rebels at Richmond, is most outrageous.
They do not receive as kind treatment as is
usually extended to the vilest criminals. Tho
rebels are exceedingly incensed against Col.
Wyndham. and threatened to hang him and
his staff, if they should happen to fall into
their hands. Capt, A. C. Webster, confined
in Castle Thunder, is to be hung on the sth
inst., ut Camp Lee, for violating his parole.
Notices to that effect were spread about the
streets of Richmond.
New York, April 3. —A New Orleans let’er
reports the evacuation of the town of Pensa
cola. A pari, of the troops were sent to New
Orleans. Those left lave gone to the
navy yard and into the forts. Before leaving
the town, many houses were burned.
A New Orleans letter says St. Mary’s Hall,
a fine hotel and all the dwellings in Pensacola
except Mallory’s and Major" Chase's were
burned, the soldiers seem to think the entire
evacuation of the place to the enmity was in
tended, and many swore they would burn
the place. On Thursday noon tires made their
appearance, and for three days and nights the
place nas tilled with smoke and thune. The
officers tried to stop the work, of destruction,
but seemed to have no influence over the meu.
Even the men placed to guard property set i:
on fire. Col. Dyer, Commandant of the Post,
was almost distracted, and gave orders to
shoot persons caught starting the fires, hut
no on*-- executed them. Finally, the long roll
was beaten, and the men got into the navy
yard and confined.
New York, April 3.—Bermuda advices of
March 25th, have been received.
The Hamil on Jfirror of the 25th, says:
The steamer Cornubia; from Wilmington,
C., with 214 bales of cotton, arrived at
St. George’s on Sunday last.
The steamer Gen. Beauregard, four days
from Charleston, S. C., with 1,000 bales of
cotton, arrived at St. George’s on Monday
evening last with the Confederate tlag flying.
Capt. Warne, of the schooner Laura Ann,
arrived yesterday. She reports that on Satur
day week she was boarded by the Confederate
steamer Florida, Capt. Maffitt, who requested
Capt. Warne to hike aboard twenty-seven
prisoners captured from the prize ship, Star
of Peace, of Boston, from Calcufa, laden with
saltpeter, which vessel was destroyed. On
the day the Florida spoke the Laura Ann, she
took the schooner Aldebaran, of Fair Haven,
put a prize crew aboard, and went in chase of
a large American ship then in sight. Captain
Maffitt offered a large sum to Capt, Warue to
take the prisoners, but he refused.
The Florida reports having been chased, af
ter leaving Barbadocs, by the Vanderbilt, and
night coming on, she tacked ship, and stood
for the Vanderbilt, ail her lights having been
extinguished, and her steam stopped. The
Vanderbilt approached, and hailed to know if
a steamer had passed. The reply was, u Yes,
and going at great speed right astern.' 1 The
Vauderbm kept on after the will o’ the wisp.
The J?e<~muditin of March 25th says: The
steamer Florida left Carlisle Bay on the night
of February 25th, having taken in supplies,
provisions and coals. On the Oth Inst., the
Vanderbilt.bearing the flog of Admiral Wilkes,
arrived, and sailed again the following day.
InDeniararatbeGovernorhad issued orders
that should the Confederate privateer Ala
bama call for supplies, the Captain was to be
told that none could be furnished within the
time prescribed by the Imperial Government.
Boston, April 3.—The cargo of the ship
Star of Peace, which was burnt by the pirate
Florida, was estimated to be worth half a mil
lion, and was insured for f lSS t OOO.
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Pr c. IT. SCRJVEX. AdrertUing Agent , 63
Dearborn ttreet, i* authorized to receive advertise
men it fur IAI* and ail the leading h'orthiceetem
JSgT'For'Want*, For Sale, Boarding,
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(21 A REWARD.—Lost, a tiger-
spotted English Setter Dog. Whoever re
turns him cete the reward and no oncsilons ajktd.
apt cat et W3I. aLOMEB. 123 West Klnzle street.
X co.. Negotiators cl Mortpcces, and Agents for
the Purchase. Sale and Leasicgof Real K»tate.
For Sale, a beautiful two-*torr Gallic Cottage, oa
North Slde.rcar city limits.lotiwilia.
Tvn h«ts la store qaarry for sale. .
Residence property oa the North. South and West
Silics, for sale or to let. hi>l ctHSt
X-X lady without children can rind a good place to
heard lt» a very plea«*nt and he alloy loeallty, conven
ient to the cars, on the Wc-t SUe. In a satall
yourc couple and Infant.) Ko-tu furnished or tmfiu
nlshcd Terms moderate, the principle object being
for tie sake of company, References exChangeO. Ad
dress ”PHLLU," Post dtflee Bor tfi-h aptc^t-gt
\j The Spring Session of the Lyons F emote College
will commence oa
Thursday, the 9th of April,
With a full corps of clllelent and popular teachers,
ar.d under most favorable auspices. Address Rev.
GEO K. MOORE. President. Lyons. lowa. apt Cid-gt
\_J sTITL’TE.—Tie Annual Meeting of the Institute
wilt be held at the Rooms, Wand'S* Dearborn street,
on MONDAY, the Clh 7SD. M. Byorderof
ihePretldent. R. ED WARDS, Secretary.
ap4 c<3 21-eaSI
Dealers In Hosiery. Gloves and Goats’ Furnishing
Goods. Alto. Averts far the Washington Gents’
Cloth Lined Paper collars. apS-b975-2t-net
At $1.25 and upwards
tpS-dWt net
I an. recruiting officer-boring from eighteen to
twenty roftKcao tire tbe portion of Llentenent tn »
the oSd. »blcb proToau'aojr dell,
ni “-
NUMBER 2-tl.
3Jn» ®DtrftstmenU.
Sflsß MARSH ondtheLightGcrzdßasd will enter
tain the audience.
CT Timers only OUR DOLLAR, which entitles the
holder fo a Gift, with the cha-.ce of obtaining a »r*lcn
did prize. Api c’-G It
Just Published.
The Constitution bt the United State®,
Washlngtonig Farewell Addfcw and
Ibc Declaration of Independente, In
one neat volume,
Price, paper covers.
.Cloth, flexible
Literal terms witfc dote for large lota.
Published by
ICctts Agent and Eoolrscller,
Comer M.-vl.'son-st. and Custom Rouse Flaw, Chicago.
Boi w/.». -apt-ciMtiyp .
Kenosha water cure of-
PKRS the prevert tß'incemanra to anfferers
Iri/iu ChuiiicDlsea.-e*. lias Liciilf.c*.for applying*!!
Vatlclles* of Hater Treatment;
Art! I* la charge at Iljiropaihlc an«s* Homeopathic
phyil.-lan?. of sad -itU
For farther Uif. rmation app :y to C. F. REED, .V. D.
or II Us*. A. 11. REED. rhj\jJcia.,9,
Rerotha. via. Mrrcr si. >*3.
Just deceived*
J. A. 533X31 & CO.,
The staunch Scrctr Steamer
F . "W . Back us,
■will commerce her regular trips between Chicago and
Like Superior.
On or about Uxc 20th of April.
For particulars apply t<\A. HARVEY, SOX & CO.,
Atreug.aCaod'iaiSonth Water street. apl cAVim
apl-c£7-2t net At A. G. DOWNS & COS.
For Suits, Very Cheap.
A. G. DOW AS & CO-
Will deliver 1:1s popular Oration on
Dean of St. Patrick's,”
On SATTRDAT EI EXIXG, April !,»tS o'clotk.
Door* open nt 1 o’cluck. Tlekets for at Hotels
oi.d Eo-'Lsioris; and at Store.
apt-cTI-lt Chairman Lper.Com.
X AUrgclotofPhotograplisof
Group Photographs 30 cent* each.
Sent to any part of the country on rcceiptef price.
SSc3iAUiY Oc CO.,
81 Dearboni street.
I will receive proposal for about
Two Hundred (200) Thousand
Best quality common
I will deliver same at once on dock or ears. Apply
to " BRICKS." Box CM. Milwaukee Post Office. Wis
consin. art O-ItJgtp
And CommUslon 3lercfcant£93 Klnzlo street.Chicago
2 000 DOZEN heavy
Four to the Pound,
For sale by
apM'Ma-SOt-pet 12 go urn CLARK street.
\Y M. McCarthy,
f T (‘ii years experience.)
And INSPECTOR OF MEATS, at Packing Itou*e of
DrrriELD* Hilton. near the Intersection of Archer
Load and Giove street. P. O. Box 63-0. Can offer
great Inducement* to Packersar.d others having llama
to be canvwed.or Moat of any kind to be Inspected
ItETEPESCr?—Mitchell A Armstrong. Guthrie. White
A To Ricketts ± Co.. Gardner & 0.. Lon'svllle;
DuCleld A Blltcn. Cldcago. 111. apS-bIES-St-cet
Of sprtngDeW, Moea.
PASS F. INS. CO., of Sew To.-k.
KEECHANTS INS. CO., of Hartford, Com.
CONNECTICUT INS. CO,, of Hartford, Conn.
HOME INS. CO., of Sew Horen, Conn.
RTT.TFP USE INS. CO., or Sew York.
Of I'-tO ttrUt.
L. B.’oMSTED A: CO., Agents,
Comer Late and LasaUe stß„ Chicago.
fJT J»o charge for Revenue Stamps.
Ho. 8 Clark Street, Loomis* Block, six doors
from South Water Street.
This Institution will receive for Saving, earns of one
dollar, and upward, from Slechanlcs, Laborers, Mar
ried Women. andothtrs. upon which interest will he
paid, at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum. Accounts
opened with Corporations Firms or Individual*. Ex
change on New Tork and Germany for sale. Collec
tions nromptlr remitted for and money sent to any
place desired.* Highest prices paid for Foreign Draft*
atd Coin. Utßceonen from 6to 9 o'clock, on Tuesday
and Saturday nights. CHAS. T. BOGGS.President.
Lazelx. E. AuxAypgc. Cashier. n?3 & St net
First-class Oily Trade.
TYe have reed, ed wltMa . wees, ftboat
5200,000 WORTH
And an unlimited variety ot
Housekeeping and Domestic Dry Goods of every do
BcrtptioD. all bought for NETT CASH before the re
cent crest advance, and will be sold FOB oash ON
LY. and below proven* value.
Our stock of
Spring IDress G-oods
la the-eboleest we bare erer ibowa. ooaprlilnc all tba
newest Parisian NorcUles.
W. M. ROSS & CO.,
167 ft 169 Lake Street, Chicago.
Chicago, March 3d, ISC3. £®»-a?77-fta-QOt
KThp 'SVhntrtißtmmt*
80 Randolph Street
Allgoods shown with pleasnre, and
satisfaction guaranteed in every la
stance. Please call and examine.
■lO ceLta,
25 «
Diseases of tlic Eye, Ear
and Air Passages.
"Of 34 Saint Hark’* Place, K. Y.,
date opened ax office rxan.
dlutee SPECIAL chabge OF
ajvt dB-Steod
• Dr Li: can be consulted dally fi*om WA.M. to
U-M.i t M«rton satire Fremont Ifoa-H*. Chicago.
I’atii n > *lGt;i>tt**ri-ftlvede\Ceptd*irJng the te«a*
Ur o«’i c • -105-*. ‘n of er.urrgeacv or'by
special ar "at-cyu.c; t. lames residing at a distance
arclerthy m.onrert that a pir-oa*l evaailuatlon L»
regubßi ik *'«*rv case before appropriate treatment
C3’i be* 1' *•! IC.Oit,
Dr. Hi ; li I nJLI/S recent work. " A Pupala-Tcea
l!-.«on J*Cn v'?\/ f A,V ; ‘i : - se> 1 a , l*reventlon.** mac bo
obtained of I At.LK 1 «*X -.id Broadway, New York,
and of ull ri-& peccable Look-onrs.
Ins. -rerws mu nu D&.«raxt» Dnn >
. >*•]*■ York. Jan, Tth iNit. *C
I have v!rt <a re*n to the skill and ktnd at*
!••; Uon of Dr. Llirli...ll’_, who has relieved me from a
m upu*mt.ic do. u>->» of lone standing. brought 0:1
bv a severe ct ■■»!. HhaLbc happy t.* answer any in.
gnlri**-* made -’y ftrsous seeking Information at my
Kopnrr CLIVE,Book-Keeper.
Delatas 'lie ‘W".Albany.X.T.. March T,1551.
ToDb.c.P I .Mil tTHiLL Dear i>lr : -I take plea-.are
In certify Ingth* t F< etlccted a great deal of im
proven.ent m the bearing of my non. Marcos t;
Jtoe-sde. who hsi . pr* '’.one to yonr taking the cue la
1 and. been gam * dc.i r from the effect* of Scarlet’na.
A ? I know of BiHi ■ y o.’AoiTa,‘w. who yoa hare corc-l
and benefited, in *ve .to besxmcy to recommend yoa
to the public.
I ra main roar* terr truly.
T. r i>:unff Li s lIoIvSSLE
Proprlel orDfiavan ilotwe. Albany.^.T
--•11 Firnu se« York. JoaclS. isfii
Db. lToiinmx-1 ’ear sir: | take plea-are iu toni
fying to the remark* hie and Judgment you ti*s
l-inyedlathecaseof ray dausbter. wh-» had been pc
Ibdsv diaf. accutnpmx led by- discharge from ibo ea a
sit ci* early infancy, a. »■* !a now. thinks to year treat
n.cnt. obit, to hear o& 1 se'l tu-nirone. while her can
are free fmu tlu-dl-ch ars®- Adhoagh lets nearly two
years *|ncc she l as bo .*n uad r your care, her heartn»
ten wins h> good audit er cate aasound aa the day w"
bfiyco. U. 6. itor.f y
[From Kct. r. £ L Knwell. .Lynn, M.ws.J
Ltnt. Mdse,. Feb. Ist.lSCI.
I have been treeh troa bled wlUi catarrh oftne worst
tjpe lor son c twi-r.ty jft rs. Itgradoally crew worm,
pri-ductnp cengb ard h«a »r?encss.dtt»trojlag the Mjn.-o
of snici*. nn.t breaking da wrj mv general nealth to saeU
fortaLm my pastorate and
snspcr.d i üb:ie spc.-*klng. I made diligent oseofthe
ascsJ remedies, sueb as «t .nlfs of direr* Kinds nitrate
of (41v.-r. tar water, ollw e lar. a;:l Inhibitions ba«
wiila nt at-v very uluu-y etfecti.. Last samner I
bear I of Pr. Llglitl.lß's h node of ireatl r*
Catarrh, vl-iti d Him. ar.d f -nt my,*elf andcr his trea *
nii i.t. Il.egait lu-.n-edlateiy to Iraprore, and this im*
pro* eiiiPDt has gone on t«> the present time. My c»-
tu T hluisg*ada;»i:v uudtetl away, my coagh has dl»-
approied, tiiy yolec Ins lierome natnral. and I anx
oiicetm re able to psench tbßblen«ed tn>»peJ. Let ma
advin all tr-mblcd with caurrh oiiUcnitles t«i apply to
Dr. UghiLlil. P. r. KUSoiOI*.
* l r ‘ iv iTF’t «t*:ksT. New York, Jane s. iSfiJ
D». I.!el thil- Ims sneceedctl In completely restoring
try ! cm;- g. »!.Jch was sertoosiy Impaired, althougi
pi««Tl<-n> to him 1 was treiird ny several
Vhy«;- las - a It. out the least benefit. At*y further In
to: timth n Ishotild be plrineil to render on sppllc itloa
to no-at ».v rt»m*iice. 113 Second street. Brooklyn
K. D .crui mv place of bn.dn«*-s. TIP Water street.
Further referfrcc# to parties of the highest rcipec*
aMdrv nn b* seen oa aprllrallon.
Lillie's Patent
eanxEß nunc
Protection again «t Ft"i*andrvi.!*tarc«to the ritrii*«4
of the burger. should be the quaiitle-*-*onghtfor la
rurchnrirga Salt*. Tie .thove *« ft*-oalv Merchant's
tale made tliv fOMHINF* T*fX STRICTLY KGR.
men can Kara irorn »iatUil.> fiat a thotmand-dollara
arelo?: by Imrp'ary to ot;o dollar by fire, through the
ln«eeur!iv of s-afe*; and should also know that no
SLevt Iron Safe can be considered burglarproof. Ex
amine the coi -tnirfi'n c t Lillie’* Safe.and compare
price-* before juircba-Ing el*ewbcre HaNEWOXKOF
AXTPF*cnnTi“v rrKM«n»>D. A. L. WINNE,
tnhXIMiS-lnini t f>a Dearborn street. Chicago.
Gents’ Furnishing Goods,
34 & 36 LAKE STREET,
Corner Wabash arcane, Chicago, m.
Manufacturers and Jobbers at
95 DcTonaMre St, Boston, Mass
We bare the largest and bc«t asserted stock (direct
from ©or manufaclorvl to be found New
to which we invite the attention ot Western mer
chants. Haring h. nghr oar good-* early but fall, wa
arc tnablM to *ell at a large percentage le>» than the
rnn.e good* car. now he manufactured. mhlO-aSS-net
Via New Fork, calling at
Liverpool, New Tork and PUladel*
phta S. S. Company,
Will dispatch every Saturday one of th-ir fall powee
ClTde-built Iron steamship*. as follows;
City of New York Saturday, March 14,
Cltv of Baltimore do. do. 31.
Edinburgh . do. . do. ;**»
And every succeeding Saturday, at soon, from pier
44 North River.
Parable fa gold or its equivalent:la carrtcCT,
do. to London 83 J do. to London SS SO
do. to Paris S3 do.to Paris 40 38
do. to Hamburg..... Ml do. to Hamburgh.. ST SO
passengers also forwarded to Havre, Bremeo* Rot
terdam. Antwerp. &c.. at equally low rates.
Steerage from Liverpool, *4O; from Queenstown,£3o.
Those wl-o wish to send for tbelr friend* can bay
tickets in Chicago at these rate*. For further Inform*,
tion. applv to r A EMORY. Agent
pb-2M&My-I»*p 34 Clark atreet Chicago. 18.
SCO bbla. on consignment and for sale
107 South Water street
(Successors to Simeon Kartell.)
Tiassisff “ oe *
"Wire, ISTails,
Erer offered la tala market,
tv* a*x also xxxc7*C7C3Xßa.or m
Onr goods were purchased before the recent ad
ranee. and we Wha’! sell them as low a* they can bo
purchased East, and many articles wltiiont addte*
TiiTi y.n, irmnAßP & CO.,
mySMstp 62 Late street. Chicago. _
HEKBING’S champion
tnh3-i541- r otnet
fresco painters,
1W vMuwfs/sssii c “" =o ’
.a. ;x r>
A. T
4a STATS ST- Chicago-

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