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the news.
The news from Gen. Grant has an en
couraging look. He has a hard task be
fore him, and the enemy arc evidently in
Strong force in that part of the theatre of
War. The rumor comes that Vicksburg is
evacuated, and the rebels moving north
ward to join in an attempt to crush
Jlosecrans. Simultaneously with this our
dispatches from Mount Vernon and Mur
freesboro lay stress upon increased indi
cations of aggressive movements on the
part of the rebels. A few days will de-.
cldc what at best would be till then but con-
jecture, The rebels in the Southwest are
certainly corralled and bagged, but the
corrall is a large one, and the bag must
needs be of strong stuff, or it will be vio
lently rent The situation cannot retain its
present aspects without something in one
direction or the other.
If the stories oi rebel destitution still
continue to be retailed for the purpose of
disclosing the beauties ot the rebellion, it
is perhaps well enough. But if they are
circulated to win credence in the earlier
subduing of the rebels from that reason, all
such tides deserve to be stamped os idle
and ridiculous. The Chinese wall might
be stretched round the insurgent
Slates from now until the close of
this century and find them in the
year 1900 a tolerably well-fed people. A
territory of such vast agricultural resources
cannot be starred out. ‘We shall conquer
them by hard knocks, by the disruption of
lhdr domestic institution, by armed inva
sion, by subjugation; but if there be a sit
ting-down to wait until they arc starved to
death, Mr. Macauleys New Zealander on
liis way across the Continent to take a
Steamer lor London will be among the ad
miring spectators of the failure in that
The discussion of the construction of
the 13lh section of the Conscription Law
eiill occupies much space in the news
channels. Our VTasking!on correspondent
in another part of this issue, presents a full
and careful view of the various phases of
lhe subject. It is confessedly unlortunatc
that tlus feature was incorporated into the
hill at all; but tbe matter Is not irremedia
ble. Even should tbe of tbe At
torney General sustain the close construc
tion of the law, and allow exemption to be
purchased with S3OO, the plan of S4OO
bounty thus secured to volunteers, would
doubtless bring forward large numbers of
Volunteers-and substitutes. The draft will
goon be here.
Surgeon General Hammond has come in
Villi a timely order, which will destroy
Ihe occupation of hundreds of military
Sacgrados who only know enough to
weigh out calomel and tartar emetic.
Henceforth it is the salvation, and not the
salivation,of our hrave boys* that the army
Surgeons must seek, and the white powder
which has wrought our army nearly as
jnuch harm as the black powder of the
rebels is dismissed from the service in dis
grace. Tartar emetic is also dropped from
the rolls. These two features of medico
military reform, reflect honor upon the
Surgeon General. Some of the worst ene
mies of- the army, incompetent Surgeons,
are thus disarmed of their dangerous
Wc devote a share of space none of
our readers would desire to have lessened,
to the detailing of the noble achievement
of Col. Grierson, in the cavalry raid, which
Will stand a shining spot in the history of
this war, whatever may come after it. The
account wc publish will be rendered more
intelligent by the accompanying map of
Mississippi, upon which is traced the route
taken by our gallant Illinois troopers, who
have shown themselves daring and dash
ing cavalrymen. Happily sustaining the
‘ same illustrious credit, the rejiort of Lieut
Col. Hashrouck Davis, of the 12th Illinois
Cavalry, reviews the share of his command
in Hie late Virginia raid.
An account of the great Union meet
ing at Dixon, on Monday afternoon and
evening, (which should have been in our
yesterday’s impression,) ■will be found
among our dispatches. The occasion was
the dedication of a new Union Hall, which
is to accommodate the tmly loyal men of
jjee, 'Whiteside and Ogle, The Union men
of Dixon know how to do a thing of that
port right. Over four thousand persons
were in attendance.
The work of enrolling the blacks pro
gresses apace. Come to think of it, our
once squemish friends do not see that it is
po bad, after all, to be helped by a negro.
If two hundred thousand more men are
wanted in the South, and we can pick up
one hundred thousand strapping fellows to
ihe manor born, and not afraid of. any
thing but slavery; and if we find that they
pan fight, and forage, and stand the brunt
* of campaigns, and become the dreaded
foe of rebel masters, why, now that all this
is being realized by black regiments now
in the field, the work of organizing the
African legions will progress apace. Ad
jutant General Thomas is to'be largely
credited with the most important steps of
progress in this direction, following in a
•direction in winch Gen. Hunter and others
were pioneers.
The following table shows the receipts
and shipments of leading articles for the
Tveek ending May 16,1863:
Receipts. Shipments.
... 45,051 67.307
.. mass 198,731
.. W6.ua 460,469
.. 149,9 6 338,505
... 13,819 32,105
1,051 530
... 7,425 71,113
...* 6.771 31,651
...1,355.033 5.215.332
... 958.M9 6,937,127
... 155,057 05.936
... 9,723 11,957
7,523 5.078
Hoar. l>rls ...
Wheat, bn
Corn, bn
Oats. bu ......
•pyc. bn
Barley. bn
f>ecds. B>s
Pork, oris
Cut Meats, lbs
Tallow, Jbs.
Birelloffs, N0....
Dresacd uoga : 2s o.
Beef Cattle, >0...
The following table shows the receipts
of flour, grain, live stock, &c., since Janu
ary let to date, for three years:
J 1863. 1865. 1831.
nonr brls S9B.SU 419,093 436.138
Wheat, bvv.. 1,919.881
Combo 6.2*2.458 3,220.577 4.815,136
•OattSn 1.751,501 879.176 310.516
Prcbo : 219.021 aur.® 118.202
Burley, bn 184.736 391.8-6 237,359
Seeds©* 8,773,072 9,271.731 2,419.210
Pork, btls 32.995 51,220 3\916
Cnt Meats. ©6 23.31 <.606 14,681.039 7.680,6*0
Tjird lbs.. 2.*,309,530 16.169.468 5,237.877
tTiIJoV. ©S 1.690.858 201.573 833,7*1
BlvcHo'-s.No 610.505 193,150 117.269
Pressed Hops. N0.... 391.985 172,561 141,115
Beef Cattle, No 107,064 72.772 .45.922
Xlic Otahclian Cane Seed.
In our frequent reference to the progress
of sugar culture in the West, we have
tad occasion from the evidence presented to
-us, to speak in high terms of the Otaheitan
' Cane Seed, a variety of Imphcc, and possess
ing qualities that ihould invite the attention
of every farmer. It is to be said of this vari
ety of cane, that the weans of making good
Bugarfrow It arc within the reach of every
•farmer, and by a process nowile more diffi
cult than those of the commonest manufac
ture of maple sugar, the process of granula
tion being readily reached. The sugar Is also
an excellent article. Every farmer’s house
hold may of this caue, make their own sugar..
-This hint is timely, for the Otaheitan Cane
.Seed may be planted up to the 10th ot June,
hlcssrs. Hooker «fc Jones, at No. 107 Lake
street, have still a small supply of this seed
'cm hand, every grain of which should be pul
in the ground this spring, if the teachings of
the present time are to have weight, and the
encouragements to such culture are Intelli
gently considered.
Sale of Government Securities.
Philadelphia, May
enunent Agent, reports the sale of $2,050,000
ol 559» to-day*
The Gallant Exploit of
Col. Grierson.
Noble Achievement of Illinois
Sketch of Col. G-rierson-
[rcrrefpomlenci* of the New York Tribune.)
New OnLBA.s-.s, Sunday May 9,1503.
Since the departure of the Columbia, we
have abundance of news; tire most exciting,
however, is the arrival at Baton Rouge of the
oth and 7th Illinois cavalry, *.=oo strong, who
have cut their way through the whole length
of Mississippi. They sta ted from L iGraage,
Turn., on the morning of the 17th ult.,
and i cached Baton Rouge on the evening of
the 2d of May, perforndntr the whole dis
tance in sixteen days. They made a ziirzag
course through the S‘ate, sometimes striking
esu*, sometimes west, but pushing South the
whole time. In this way, they traveled proba
bly SCO miles, averaging over forty miles a
day. Duriugpart of the journey they travel
ed eighty miles in twenty-eight hours, liad
three encounters with flie enemy, destroyed
two bridges, tore up the'track, and swam t wo
The force consisted of the Cth Illinois cvr-
airy, Lieut. Col. Loomis; the 7lh Illinois cav
alry, CoL Ed. Prince, and six pieces of artil
lery, two-pouud calibre, the whole under
command of Colonel Grierson, of the Gth Illi
No language I am master of can properly
describe this most extrordinary event of the
war; nor can we to-day estimate its value to
the cause. On their way from LaGrangc
down through the center of Mississippi, they
destroyed bridges, railroads, depots, engines,
cars, rebel stores of all kinds, and in immense
quantities. Their route embraced a breadth
of more than twenty miles, and everything
that could be used by the rebels that fell In
their way was destroyed. The telegraph, too,
was cut In an immense number of places; in
fact, so complete was the destruction, and so
rapid and mysterious their movements, that
the rebels were bewildered, and this band of
heroes were in Baton Rouge before the rebels
knew who they were, or what they were, or
where they came from.
But I must try and give you a complete
idea of the expedition, and what It accom
plished. Ton will please remember that they
only had one full night's rest the whole time;
that (hey were traveling through the heart of
the enemy’s country. When they started
they had no more idea ot reaching Baton
Rouge than we here had of seeing them.
Some time since Col. Grierson planned an
expedition to go into the interior of Missis
sippi, and destroy railroads, bridges, stores,
Ac., which plan was submitted to General
Grant. At that time Col. Grierson’s cavalry
was an unattached brigade in Gen. Gram's
army, and was stationed at La Grange, Tenn.,
on the Memphis and Charleston raiffoud, fifty
miles cast of Memphis, and three miles west
of the junction of the Mississippi and Charles-
ton railroads.
The force at starting included the 2d lowa
cavalry. Col. Hatch, as well as the nth and 7th
Illinois, already mentioned, comprising about
,1,700 men. From La Grange they marched
nearly due south, halting at night five miles
north of Ripley, in Marshall county. Next
morning the column moved to Ripley,whence
the 2d lowa started for New Albany. At
Clear Springs, in Chickasaw county, Colonel
Hatch, with his command, started south
easterly to West Point, in Lowndes county,
on the Mobile and Ohio railroad. After that
Col. Grierson heard nothing of the 2d lowa,
except occasional rumors through the rebels.
Near New Albany the Tallahatchie is cross
ed by a bridge, where they first met signs of
the enemy. On the opposite side is a steep
hill, which would have enabled a few men to
have held at bay a large force. Instead of
charging on the bridge they threw out skir
- roisters, and fortunate enough they did, for
they found the bridge partly destroyed. The
pickets were driven off, and the skirmishers
rejoined the main column lower down, when
the whole force entered the town.
They then moved on' Pontotoc* where Uiey
destroyed some salt, the camp and garrison
cqnipage of a cavalry company, and also a
gunsmith’s shop. A mail from the post office
.was secured, and also a large quantity of oats.
On the morning of the 20th, about 175 of
the men who were the least effective, with
some prisoners, under command of Major
Love, were sent back to La Grange, with pr
dere to send scouts to cut the telegraph wires
at Oxford. •
A few miles beyond Starkvillc, a tannery,
containing a number of army boots, shoes,
paddles, bridles, and a large quantity of leath
er, was entirely destroyed. The value is esti
mated at $25,0?)0. In the building they found
a negro chained to the floor, with an iron col
lar round his neck, and there kept at work as
a punishment for running away. That man
was brought through to Baton Rouge. Yon
may be sure he is loyal to the old flag.
A march of 26 miles brought the forces to
Louisville, Winston county. Most of. the
route lay through a dense swamp, frequently
to the horses’ bellies in water. At one point
It was so deep the horses swam over, and
some got drowned, with a narrow escape for
their riders. They then pushed onto rhila
; delphia, Neshoba county, where is a
bridge over the Pearl river, which the rebels
undertook to destroy, but they precipitately
fled as onr forces approached.
Later in the day,» brigade tinder Col.
Blackburn and Major Graham, was sent to
strike the railroad at Decatur, Newton
conntv. Here they captured a train of 13
care, which was just about starring, loaded
with quartermasters’ and commissary stores,
including amnnition and boom-shells in large
cnantities. Thev had scarcely secured this
train and got it on the side track, when
another train of 25 care, loaded with railroad
ties, come into the depot, which was also se
cured. Wood wa% piled up around the en
gines and tenders, set fire to, and by that
means the bollerburst —the torch was applied
to the train of cars containing the ammuni
tion and about 8,000 shells. When these
were fired, the main column was four or live
miles off, and the noise of their explosion led
them to suppose the rebels had opened on
the advance column. They hurried on, and
soon found out their mistake. Major Starr
moved his battalion cast, and destroyed three
bridges and a lot of tresslc-work, extending
over two miles, the track torn up, rails broken
ana burned, and telegraph destroyed for five
Near Gallatin, 1,400 pounds of powdci
wagons, 20 yoke of oxen and a 32-pound Par
rott grin, were captured. The gun was spiked.
At Union Church, forty-two miles from
Natchez and twenty from Port Gibson, a skir
mish occurred with Adams’ Alabama cavalry,
in which several of the enemy were wounded,
the rest retreating to Port Gibson.
At Brookhavcn Camp of Instruction, four
companies, nnder command of Maj. Starr,
took two captains, one lieutenant, oue sur
geon and nineteen privates, prisoners. They
also captured a lotof Mississippi rifles, mules,
os teams, $6,000 worth of commissary stores,
and $25,000 worth of army clothing. ,
At the crossing of Pearl river, Col. Prince
captured a courier with Instructions to de
stroy all bridges, &c, which fortunate clr
cnmstance added somewhat to the safety of
the command.
At Hnzelhurst, Coh Prince of the 7th Illi
nois captured a train of about forty cars, sev
eral of which were loaded with shell and am
munition. Another train, which had just ar
rived escaped by the backing out of the train
bv the engineer before he could be captured.
About lour miles cast of Gallatin a bat’allon
was detached to strike New Orleans and Jack
son railroad at Bahala Station, where water
tanks, cars, and other property was destroy-
VTaUs’ Station, on the Tickfcw, a regi
ment of rebel cavalij- was discovered, who
were routed with several killed and wounded.
Onr loss was one killed and five wounded ;
among them was Lieutenant Colonel Black
burn, of the 7th Illinois. He was shot in the
thigh, and slightly in the head. He was leit
with ecveral of the wounded at a house, with
the injunction that,lf not kindly treated,when
our boys returned they would take their re-,
At commit a large amount of Government
sugar, wood aad locomotives &c., twere de
stroyed. The camp of Hughes' and Idburn's
Partisan Bangers, on Big Sandy Creek.wa-at
tacked and destroyed, and a large number of
horses captured; from here they moved on
the Greenville Spring Road toward Baton
Rouge. About nine miksfrom Baton Rouge,
the entire command of Stuart’s cavalry, 14 of
ficers and 60 men, were captured. The men
made very little resistance, retreating to the
liver, where they were surrounded.
It is almost Impossible to give you any
thing like a perfect sketch of the sixteen
days* march of this hand of heroes. How
they managed to endure and hold out under
the fatigues of so long and perilous a march
through the enemy’s country—living as best
they, could—sleeping but an hour or two at *
time, is one of the most remarkable events in
history of human ■warfare. In comparison
the deeds of Stuart, Jackson and other Con-
federate cavalry, dwindle into the most eon*
temptible affairs—not worth speaking of.
At one place a number of old grey Leaded
men come ont to resist the cavalry with shot
guns, and fired several shots—not a shot was
fired in return; they were surrounded, dis
armed and their weapons destroyed. This
very much astonished them; they had been
led to believe they w.ould be killed, their
homes destroyed, and every imaginable cruel
ty pci petrated noon them. But when they
found the men oi the North were only light
ing auuiust efficient rebels, they seemed to
Wiikebp from a delusion. They then willingly
gave our men what assistance they could, and
one of them undertook to act as a guide.
The amount of damage done to the rebels
it is difficult to estimate—not a bridge or a
railroad, not a line of telegraph any where
silojjg the whole route but what wasvdestroy
ed. Horses, when necessary, were impressed
to lephicu the worn-out ones. Only a small
stick of provisions was brought along, so
they had to Jive on the enemy, and tolerably
Laid fare they they had too. Large numbers
of men ofiered themselves to be paroled as a
means of avoiding the conscription ot the
rebel officers.
Hni.dieds of .negroes joined them as they
cauie along, bringing, all one, some two
horses or mules.
The success of the expedition could be
shown in no more palpable manner than the
health of tbe men. When they reached Baton
Rouge, after a sixteen days’ ride with ouly
imewu.de night’s rest, and badly supplied
with food, ouly twelve wen were turned over
to the surgeon. Many of tbe men suffered
fiom oweliing of the legs and erysipelas, from
silling ?o long iu the saddle, but It was only
They had a very clever way of cutting the
telegraph wires so sis to avoid discovery. lu
rttad of cutting the wires and letting the ends
bang loosely, they tied up the ends with strips
«,f leather, so that it would not be easily seen,
and vet the connection was severed.
Par into the interior they were mistaken for
rebel cavalry, and complimented upon the
liucncfs of their outiit. On more than one
occasion they prolled by this ignorance.
To show you what courage and daring will
accomplish, 1 may mention that they had
nothing for their guidcexccpt one of Colton’s
county maps'und a compass. In order that
your readers may form an idea of the route of
these daring men, 1 add a list of counties
through which they passed. Starting from
La Grange, they Cm struck Marshal county
in Mississippi, passing in succession through
the following counties; Tippah, Pontotoc,
Chickasaw, Oktebheha, 'Winston, Noxubee,
Neshoba, Newton, Jasper, Smith, Simpson,
Copiah, Lawrence, Pike and Amite, hud Hel
ena, and Eiist Baton Rouge in Louisiana.
At several points the enemy tried to catch
or surround them, but in vain. Thirteen
hundred cavalry were sent after them
from Mobile, a thousand came south of
Port Hudson, Pearl River at Columbia, and
two thousand came from tiie vicinity of Green-
woed and Granada, to cut off their retreat to
La Grange. They all fell to the rear, suppo
sing Col. Grierson would return.
Col. Grierson says, that had he had the
means, or had it formed a part of his plan, he
could have had at least two brigades of color
ed men who were anxious to join him, If he
could have armed them, another proof of the
desire of the negro to be free, and his willing
ness to serve the Union cause. As it was,
about 500 negroes, and 1,000 horses were
brought in, besides cattle.
I am indebted to Col. Grierson, and his
Acting Asst. Adjt. S. L. Woodward for all
ibee-e particulars, and many more, if I
thought you had room for them.
When we first got the news here of their
arrival at Baton Rouge, the story seemed too
improbable for belief; it seemed too mnch
like some of the rebel stories wo had had so
often. Many would not believe it unless they
saw the men and spoke with them. On Tues
day morning. Col. Grierson, CoL Prince,
Major Starr, Adjt. Woodward, and oiA'ortwo
irivates reached the St. Charles Hotel: Late
n the afternoon it became known to a few,
and about dark I started, in company with
the correspondent of The Boston Traveler,
to fetch the band of the 47th Massa
chusetts, in camp below the -Half-Way
House, on the Shell Road, to serenade
Col. Grierson and his companions—although
no arrangements had been made, ns it was not
generally known—yet by I) o’clock there was
t-uch a gathering of Union men, and such
hearty, earnest congratulations on the suc
cess of the expedition, as it was never before
my lot to witness. It was more than a vic
tory, The St. Charles steps, hall, rotunda,
and gallery—in short, every inch of standing
room—was crowded to Us utmost capacity.
The band played on the balcony, then In the
rotunda; fireworks, rockets, &c., were let off
from the front, and presently Col. Grierson
was introduced to the vast assemblage by
Surgeon Smith. The Colonel made a few re
marks. He gave credit to the officers and
men under him for their oaring and endur
ance. He would rather face aa equal num
ber of rebels. Lieut. Woodward was then
introduced by Dr. Doztie, and also a private
of thcTlh Illinois, who were received with
unbounded applause, after which Major Starr
of the oth Illinois, was introduced. Alter a
shortaddress. Col. Prince oftheCth Hlinois
cavalry was introduced, who gave a brief
sketch of the expedition, particularly some
of the dodges they resorted to to deceive the
enemy, such as sending out scouts in butter
nut uniforms —sending false messages on
the telegraph to various places in their vi
cinity for the purpose of putting them on a
fnlsctrack. At one place they telegraphed
about tbe movement of the enemy, when a
large force started from their camps, the
Union cavalry marched direct to the camp the
rebels bad left and destroyed It, and thus
avoided this large force at the same time.
Several short speeches from citizens were got
off, and the Union flag was unfurled in the
hall of the St. Charles for the first time since
the capture of the city. The band played all
the popular national airs during the evening,
and after the meeting had dispersed the offi
cers and leading citizens retired to the gen
tlemen’s parlor, where there was a general in
troduction, enlivened by sundry black bot
tles, the contents of which were distributed
very freely. Still later, a select few adjourned
to the ladies’ parlor, where a number were
waiting to be introduced, after which Colonel
Grierson astonished and gratified all byplay,
lug on tbc piano and singing in a naumer that
proved he was as well able lb baa (So a piano
as a cavalry corps. The details of what hap
pened the next night, in the shape of a pro*
eentation of a magnificent horse and equip
ment, to Col. Grierson, and also a eel of
equipments to Col. Prince, I leave to C. A. A.
Col. Benjamin H. Grierson Is ft native of
Pennsylvania, having been born In Pittsburg
in the month of July, 1527. Consequently ho
is nearly thirty-six years ol ago. At a very
early age he removed to Trumbull county,
Ohio, in which State he resided for nearly fif
teen years, and then moved to Jacksonville,
Illinois, where he resided when the present
war broke out. He was in the produce busi
ness, and to use his own words, u was also a
musician, hclng able to play on any instru
ment fiom a jews-harp to a hand organ.”
Shortly after hostilities commenced, he left
for Cairo to join a company that had been
raised in his town; but on arrival there he
went on duty as aid to Gen. Prentiss. When
the Oth Illinois cavalry was organized, he was
• elected Major of that regiment, hut remained i
on detached service as aid to Gen. Prentiss, I
with whom be served with distinction. On
the 2Slh of March, 1802, when Col. Cavanaugh
resigned, Major Grierson was unanimously
elected by the officers to fill his place, and in
December, ISC2, he was ordered to command
the Ist brigade of cavalry, consisting of the
Oth and 7th Illinois, and 2d lowa regiments.
Col. Grierson, with his command, has been
engaged in all the cavalry skirmishes and
raids of West Tennessee and Northern Missis
sippi, and in every affair has been successful.
His officers and men worship him alfhost,
and arc ready to follow wherever he will
Operation* by the Force Under Coo*
round of liicot. Col.Davl*, of the 12th
Illinois Cavalry.
Washington, May, 17,19G5.
The following report was yesterday receiv
ed at the headquarters of the army:
lleauquabteks 12txi Illinois Cavalry, 1
Gloucester point, Va.. May 16.1863. f
To Brig Gen. Raftifl King, Commanding at Tork-
General : In compllaucc with your request,
I have the honor to submit the lollowiue re
port of the operations of the 12th Illinois
cavalry, since leaving the main body ot the
cavalry corps on the South Anna, on the
morning of Sunday last.
My orders were to penetrate to the Fredc
ricksbnig Railroad, and. If possible, to tbo
Virginia Central, and destroy communications.
Should we cross the Virginia Central,! was
to make for Williamsburgn, said to be hi pos
session of onr forces. Wc marched before
daybreak, passing down the bank of the South
Anna, through a region never before occupied
by onr forces. Wc burned one bridge and
dispersed a party of mounted guerillas, who
wade a poor attempt to oppose us.
We struck the first railway line*at Ash
land. Lieut. Mitchell, with about a dozen
men, was sent ahead to occupy the place. |£o!
dashed into the village and took it without
lose. There were but few of the enemy there,
and they escaped us. Wc captured their
Eis, however, and destroyed them. Words
not describe the astonishment of the in
dtacts at our appearance. I assured them
no harm would be done their persons or
property, and we soon became bctteracqu&int
ed. We cut the telegraph wire, and tore up
a halt dozen rails, and piling a quantity
of boards in some trestle work
south of the town, made an immense
tire, which soon consumed the entire
structure. While at this work, a train of cars
approaching the town, was captured and
brought in for inspection. It proved to be an
ambulance train from of sev
en cars, filled with 250 sick and wounded offi
cers ana soldiers, with a guard. Among them
was an Aid of Governor Letcher, and general
officers of considerable rank. We received
their the late fight, and paroled
them and let them go, leaving the cars for
the benefit of the poor fellows who were more
seriously injured. The engine and tender of
the train, together with another found-in
town, were rendered completely useless by a
mechanic from the ranks. Wc found here a
stable tilled with rebel horses and mules.
Some of them wc took with us, but were
obliged to leave tbe most ot them. Wo de
stroyed twenty wagons, with harness, &c.
We left Ashland at 6 o’clock p. m. A lew
miles from the town word was brought in
that a train of eighteen wagons was camped iu
the woods near by. I scat Copt. Roder, with
companies B and C, to destroy them, which
be did. We struck tbe Central Railroad at
Hanover Station, about Sp. m. Although
wearied and exhausted by our day’s labor, I
thought it best to complete the duty assigned
to us, and break all the enemy’s communica
tions before resting. Not an enemy .opposed
us. We captured and paroled abom thirty
officers and men at the station. They made
no resistance. Capt. Shears was ordered to
destroy the tresale work, which reached about
ten rods to the south of the depot. The
work was effcctualy* done by the same process
as at Ashland, and by Us blaze wc could
clearly discern the Confederate guards pass
ively standing at the other end. W& also
burned a culvert, and cut the telegraph wires
and burned the depot buildings, store-houses,
stables, and a train of cars, all belonging to
the Confederate Government, and filled with
property. •
It would be impossible to give a precise
statement of the damage here inflicted upon
the enemy. It must have been great. There
were more than 100 wagons, 1,000 sacks of
flour and corn, and a large quantity of cloth
ing and horse equipments. The buildings and
cars were full of property collected for the
use of the Southern army. All private prop
erty wc respected, and I believe that none
whatever was damaged. By the light of the
burning buildings we left the station, and
marched for the coart boose, which had been
previously occupied by Capt. Fisher, with
companies A and G, who had placed pickets
there and taken a captain and four men pris
onenj. We passed through the court bouse
and marched down to within seven miles of
Richmond, where we bivouacked till Ba. m.
Tbe next morning wc marched for
Williamsburg!]. At Tnnstall Station
(near the White House on the
Richmond and Torktown Railroad,) a train of
cars filled with infantry, and a baft cry of three
guns was run ont to oppose us. I thought it
bert to make an effort to break through, be
fore tbe men could be got. out of tbe curs, or
the battery In position. I therefore brought
up my two foremost squadrons and ordered a
chaigc, which was executed by them, Capt.
Returns, with Companies I) and F, taking the
lead, and followed by Capt. Shcarcs with
Companies H sind J. This charge was made
most gallantly. The infantry filled the
embankment of the railway and poured
upon us a severe fire, but my men
dashed up to the embankments iu splendid
st v Ic, and with carbines and pUlols,rcsponded
to*the fire with equal effect. It was, howev
er, impossible to break through. There were
formidable rifle juts to the left of tbe road,
which tbe enemy soon filled. We were forced
to retire with a loss of two killed and several
wounded, among the latter, Lieut. Marsh,who
was among the foremost in the charge.and re
ceived so severe a wound in the right
arm that we were obliged to leave him in one
of the neighboring houses. Failing to pene
trate the enemy’s line at this point, I deter
mined to cross the Vamunkey and Mattapony
rivers, and made for Gloucester Point. In
this movement I had nothimr to guide me bnt
a common map of the Stale of Virginia, and
Vas in entire ignorance of the position of the
enemy's force except that the line before me
was closed. My Information was of that poor
sort derived from contrabands. X selected
Plunkett’s Ferry, over the Paraunkcy, and oc
cupied it, after driving away a picket on the
other side, with whom we exchanged shots.
Wc crossed in a boat holding fifteen or eigh
teen men and hor.-es, which was poled over
the river. Our passage was not disputed. In
the same manner we crossed the Mattapony
at Wekerton, after driving away a picket, two
of whom we captured.
Between these two ferries a portion of the
command under Major Bronson became de
tached and did not join us until the Tthinst.
They captured fifteen rebels, and destroyed a
quantity of saddles at King and Queen’s Court
From Wclkcrton wc marched to Gloucester
Point, having traveled a distance of over 200
miles, much of it through Southern lauds,
never disturbed by the presence of an enemy.
Not far from Saluda we captured and destroy
ed a train of eighteen wagonsToaded with corn
and provisions.
Our total loss in the expedition has been
two commissioned oflicers and thirty-three
enlisted men. "Wo brought with ns one hun
dred mules and seventy five horses captured
from the enemy. We captured, in the course
of our march, a much larger number, which
we could not bring in. The amount of prop
erty destroyed is estimated at overone million
of dollars.
Respectfully submitted, H. Davis*
Lieut. Col. Commanding.
Gen. Butler IJrpefl for the De
partment of the West.
(.Special to the N. T. Tribune-l
Washington, May IT. 1661.
A movement is on foot, which is strongly
supported hy influential men both in and out
of the Cabinet, for the appointment of Gen.
Ben. Butler to the command of the Depart
ment of the West, fr#m which Gen. Curtis
has just been removed, and of which Brig.
Gen. Schofield, whose nomination as Major
Gen. the Senate omitted to confirm on the
ground of his pro-slavery views and general
iucapacity, is now in charge. It is thought
Ben. Butler is, of all men, best qualified for
the work yet to be done west of the Missis
sippi. That he will put Missouri beyond the
tear of invasion, with which it is at present
agitated, sweep armed rebels out of Arkansas,
organize enough black and white regiments
in the Trans-Misslssippl States with which, in
conjunction with the white troops already in
the Department, he can carry the national
standard to Texas and the Rio Grande, and
govern the vast country thus conquered.
However, Senator Henderson is supposed to
have recommended Gen. Schofield as Gen.
Curtis’ successor.
Louisville, May 19.—At headquarters here
they have discreditedall the reports ot rebel
forces attempting the invasion of Kentucky,
and think the dispatches from Mount Vernon,
Somerset and elsewhere, came from rebel
sources,and are designed to prevent our forces
from reinforcing Rosccrans or invading East
Mount Vkrnon, Ky., May 19. —Captain
Slough, with a detachment of the 44th Ohio,
made a dash across the Cumberland jester*
day, with a view to break np a rebel camp
tm miles below Williamhurg: but the rebels
were too quick, and fled over Pine Knot, and
made no fight. More refugees from near
Cnmberland w Gap confirm the statement of
the presence of rebels in increased force at
these gaps and along the line, but deny any
evidences of a great invasion from that quar
Col. Hart’s regiment of the 4th Georgia
ned Fane's regiment of infantry, are repre
sented to be the only troops at the Gap
last Sunday. It is known that oth
er troops have arrived since. All
seem to agree that the people and troops in
Tennessee arc on short rations of food and
forage. One-third of tu crop of com and
wheat is a large estimate of the plant
ing. The conscription left only boys and
women, and old men, to do the work. An
escaped prisoner says the soldiers are on one
fourth rations, which they arc expected to
The court martial at Somerset concluded
Lieut. Douglas’ case to-day. The sentence is
not known.
The failure of the Quartermaster to furnish
horses, and the unusual exertion of the 44-h,
have broken down and jaded their horses.
Matters in the camp are quiet. Tbe weather
ii« pleasant, with days hot and nights cold.
The health ot the soldiers is excellent.
Infantry Fight Near Suffolk —The
Bebel* Driven Off.
New York, May 10.—A Carrsvillc letter of
the 15th states that a severe infantry fight
took place near Suffolk, Va., on the morning
of the 15th. A heavy rebel force of infantry
was reported having driven in our pickets at
Beaver Dam Church. Troops were sent out
to oppose the rebels. After a short skirmish
the rebels retired before two companies of the
Cth Massachusetts and 10th New Jersey regi
ments, but again opened soon after. The
third assault by our troops was made to draw
•the rebels forward, but they retreated, and
our forces now occupy a strong position in
and around Carrsvfllo. Ourloss is two killed,
twenty-one wounded, and six missing. Our
forces are busy removing tbe rails from
tbo railroad, and the whole track is being
taken up.
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribime.]
Washington, Ms? 19,1363.
The confiscation of rebel property is at last
beginning in the District of Columbia, Prop
er anthoritiesto-day took possession of the
Ebgart residence,- now occupied by Count
Mercier, but owned*by W. W. Corcoran, tbe
noted Washington banker. Corcoran is
known to have contributed' funds for the
equipping of the Alabama, and to have bacn
active in foisting the rebel loan upon the Eu
ropean money market. The rest of bis prop
erty here will be promptly seized.
Surgeon-General Hammond has thrown a
perfect bomb-shell into thr ranks of old-fash"
ioned allopathy, by issuing au order virtually
forbidding the farther use of calomel iu the
army. The following is the substance of the
From reports of Modfcal Inspectors, and sanita
ry reports to this office, U appears that the admin
istration of calomel has so frequently been poshed
to excess by military surgeons, as to-call for
prompt steps by this office te*correct this.abase—
in abus*'. the melancholy effects of which, as offi-
daily reported, have exhibited tbcaavltes, not
only in innumerable capes of profuse salivation,
bnt in not nnfreqnent occurrences of mercurial*
gangrene. It seeming Impossible in any" other
mauDcrto properly restrict the use of this power
nil agent. It Is struck from the supply tabic, and
that no further requisitions for this medicine be
approved by Medical Directors.
Another clause of the same order likewise
forbids the further supply of tartar emetic.
Funds have been forwarded for tbe payment
of all troops west of the Mississippi, on the
Pacific, on the Gulf, and in North and South
Carolina. Tho other armies will be paid as
rapidly as possible, and warrants will be is
sued to-morrow for probably a quarter of the
balance due.
By official lists received at the Surgeon-
General’s office, the number of rebel .prison
ts who have died in Union hospitals since
Lhe commencement of the war is shown to be
over 0,000.
It is slated at the War Department that
more rigorous measures for calling out tho
full military strength of tbe negroes, will be
made ou Gen, Thomas’ return from th? West,
that officer, alike from interest, and by fami
liarity with the subject, is considered pecu
liarly qualified to assume the entire charge of
the organization of negro troops, and his
return Is therefore awaited before the rules
nd regulations therefore are promulgated.
The War Department has already received
dispatches from him, announcing the com
plete organization of eleven negro regimeuts
on the Mississippi meantime the prospects
for negro volunteers continue brighter iu this
city. Enlistments for the. lirst negro regi
ment arc already complete, and steps arc
already being taken for the organization
of a second. Those who arc interested
in the work, promise also another
regiment from Georgetown, and one, if not
two more, from Alexandria. This district
lias, thus lar, tarnished but two white regi
General Ilclntzelman to day telegraphed to
General Slough, Military Governor of Alex
andria, asking how many negro troops could
be raised there. Slough replied he would
undertake to raise a brigade and have it ready
for speedy service in the fortifications. From
other quarters the indications arc not less
cheering. Baltimore promises well for at
least one regiment, and the southern shore of
Maryland for another. Within a circuit of
eighty miles around Washington Is a popula
tion of one hundred and sixty thousand ne
groes, a large proportion of whom are now
within our lines, and available for military
It is understood that Attorney General Bates
holds that the construction of the con
scription law, relieving the Secretary of
War from the necessity of accepting S3OO,
in lieu o&scrvice from drafted persons, is not
warranted by the language of the act. Should
the President refer the question to him, there
fore, it Is bdieved that the common under
standing of the S3OO clause will be sustained
by his decision.
By general order No. 113 of the War De
partment, relative to claims for the payment of
horses and equipage destroyed in the United
States military service, compensation is
awarded not to exceed S2OO for the loss of
any horse in battle, by death or abandonment,
or at sea, from Insufficient forage, from an
order to do duty on foot detached from horse,
or by loss of necessary equipage in conse
quence of snch loss of horse.
The following decision of the Internal Rev
enue Bureau, settles a large number of dis
puted cases in Ohio, as well as elsewhere
through the West.* Where a State is granted
in a deed of conveyance fiscal or executive
offices executing the instrument, are not
obliged to fix astarop. The instrument, how
ever, is still subject to tho stamp duty, which
must he paid by the granter, and the stamp
must he affixed by him. Where it has been
neglected to affix the stamp, it may yet bo
affixed by cither party to the instrument, or
any one having interest in it.
Col. Grierson, of the Miss., Jcavalry raid
fame, is being urged for a Brigadier General
It Is not true, as recently stated in some
Western papers, that difficulties are appre
herded in the execution of late treaties with
the Chippcwas, looking to their removal from
some of the best reservations in Minnesota.
Three hundred infirm contrabands are to
he set to tilling the Arlington estate.
Two thousand of the seven thousand pa
roled prisoners at Annapolis are expected
here to morrow or the next day to be sent to
convalescent camp.
Gov. Letcher made a speech to the Union
prisoners at Richmond last week, in which he
whined the old “let us alone” story.
Dispatches from Adjutant Gen. Thomas
received to-day state that he baa made twelve
speeches, enlisted eleven black regiments,
and will soon have twenty; that his doctrine
of arming the black men Is everywhere receiv
ed with enthusiasm, and that after visiting
Rosccrans he will return to finish the good
work on the Mississippi.
Major Gen. John Brooks is reported to
have resigned.
Arrangements arc being made for rcclalma
tlon fromUte and other Indian tribes, of ex
tensive mineral lands in Arizona, Idaho, Colo
rado and Washington Territories.
Commissioner Barrett, It is said, is expect
ed during bis present trip to investigate the
recent attempts at frauds on tho pension
bureau, in forging surgeons certificates and
the like.
■Washington, May 19.—Several hundred
exchanged prisoners have arrived here. An
officer states that new and extensive works
have been creeled on the tnmpike between
Richmond and Fredericksburg, heretofore un
known to us.
New York, May 10.—The Rappahannock
;irmv correspondent of the Utrald, dated the
17th, slates that rebel pickets on that day
were very uncommunicative across the Rap.
pabannock. Our soldiers have the impres
sion that they have .received bad news from
-oute point.
The lit raid's Washington dispatch says:
The rebels have delivered to Col. Ludlow
about 7,800 prisoners, who hare arrived at
Camp Parole, Annapolis. The rebels are not
Inclined to release commissioned officers,
except os we have rebel officers to exchange
for them.
Secretary Stanton has not made any author
itative declaration suspending the S3OO pro
vision of the Conscriptlonact.
The New Tork Timrs' Washington special
contains the following:
The Richmond Enquirer of the 10th says:
Trains to Whitchouse, on the York. River
Railroad, have been making their regular
The Enquirer , in speaking of theßetaliatoiy
resolutions of the rebel Congress, relative to
white Federal officers of negro regiments,
says the Yankees will in turn hang rebel ofil
cers, and it seems to be in grief over the
Gen. Stahl Is Impressing all horses, whether
of rebels or Unionists, that he can find, this
being necessary in order to prevent their be
ing seized by rebel guerillas.
Two negro regiments were mustered into
service here to-day.
Contrabands have commenced working the
abandoned farms on the opposite side of the
Washington, May 19. —Col. Beckwith in
vites proposals for 30,000 barrels of flour.
Col. Thorpe, from Gen. Banks’ department’
states that Gen. UUman’s brigade Is more
than filled, and the new country just opened
by Banks’ campaign will furnish two or three
divisions of negroes In response to Banks*
call for a corps dt Afriqnc, There is no doubt
that the rebels are engaged in raising negro
regiments, as it is only from such material
that they can cow. in the extreme Southern
States, recruit their ranks. The ucgrogq are
not backward in adopting a uniform, which
is their death warrant, if taken by the rebels
Washington, May 19.—Reliable informa
tion hue been received here that the steamer
Gladiator sailed from Liverpool for Nassau on
the 25tb ult., bnt ultimately to run tbe block
ade if possible. Her cargo consists of l,s9i>'
barrels of bread, and 1,043 barrels of bacon.
The bacon and bread for tbe rebel army.
This fact is regarded as an evidence ot the
great destitution of tbe rebels, and of the
straits to which the rebels arc reduced.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago - Tribune.]
Information was received this evening by
the President, from Gen. Htxrlbnt, who had
dispatches from Gen. Grant’, confirming the
evacuation of Vicksburg.
The entire rebel force were moving north
ward to reinforce Bragg, for the purpose of
attacking Rosccrans. A dispatch says they
will fail in this, as reinforcements will be
thrown forward, not only to intercept this
rebel movement, but to reinforce Rosecransj
■Washington, May 19. —Gen. Grant, nnder
date of May lltb, telegraphed Gen. Hallcck
ns follows: My force will be this evening os fir
advanced along Fourteen Mlie-Creek, the left
near Black river and extending in aline nearly
east and west, as they can get without bring
ing on a general engagement. 1 shall com
municate with Grand Gulf no more, except it
becomes necessary' to send a train with a
heavy escort. You may not hear from me
again for several days.
General Grant also telegraphed General
Hallcck from Raymond, Miss., as follows:
Gen. McPherson look ibis place on the 12th
inst., after a brisk fight of more than two
hour*. Onr loss was 51 killedand ISO wound
ed. The enemy’s loss was 75 killed and ISO
prisoner*, besides the wounded. Gen. Mc-
Pherson Is now at Clinton. Gen. Sherman is
on the direct Jackson road, and Gen. Mc-
Clernand is bringing up the rear. I will at
tack the State Capital to-day..
The following is a telegram from General
Hurlbut, dated Memphis; and received here
to-day ;
“Gen. Grant has taken Jackson, and the
Capitol is burned.”
From 8,000 to 10,000 mounted men arc con
centrating near Okalona, threatening an ad
vance In tho direction of the Memphis rail
A citizen just In from Jackson says the
enemy abandoned Vicksburg on Sunday,
marching on the ridge northeast to Livings
ton, which is twenty miles northwest of Jack
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.}
MnrrKEßSßOijo, Tenn., May 19, 1?63.
The enemy is said to be moving troops to
wards Tennessee. McCown lias left SUelby
ville, followed, probably, by bis division.
Brncg’s headquarters are now certainly in
Shelbyville, in the house formerly occupied
by Mrs. 'Weaver.
Dispatches received from below indicate
that the Mississippi State Capitol was burned
when our army occupied Jackson.
Some statements arc being made, which, if
true, put a different face on the Col. Straight
business. It is said that he was assailed by a
force of4oo from Dayton,GGat. t while Walker,
with 1,500 attacked him in the rear. It will
not do to trust Implicitly to these represen
Quartermaster J, R. Williams Is ordered to
report for duty to Gen. Baird. 1
Capt. K. Smith, 10th Ohio, takes command |
of the second battalion Pioneer Brigade.
Cupt. Temple Clark, Assistant Adjutant, is
assigned to duty in the office of the Provost
Marshal General.
The resignation of Lieut. G. W. "Winters,
of the Oth Pennsylvania cavalry, Is accepted
for the good of the service.
The weather is beautiful.
Very recent intelligence from Shelbyvillc
confirm previous report. Three brigades of
rebels have undoubtedly left that place for
the South.
Gen. Johnson is said to have gone to Vicks
burg. Troops from Tnllahoma are also Jre-
I orted moving.
Intelligence indicates that Gen. Grant, after
destroying the State Honsc and public store
houses in Jackoon, evacuated the place.
Murfreesboro, May 18.—The situation is
unchanged. The extension ol the rebel left
to Williamsport has not weakened the heavy
infantry force in our immediate front. The
three corps of Gens. Polk, Hardee, and
Breckinridge are at Day’s Gap, Wartrace and
Hoover Gap. respectively. Gen. Polk’s corps
consists of Gens. Wither and Cheatham's di
visions; Gen. Hardee’s of Gens. Clayburn
and McCowen.; and Gen. Breckenridge’s of
his own old division, under Hardee and
Helms, and tbe reinforcements lately received
forming another division, said to.be under
the command of Patten Anderson.
It is said thot Gen. Bragg has received rein
forcements Irom other points, of three bri
gades; but it is also asserted that the same
troops had cone to the aid of Vicksburg. The
forces nlinoL-d to are the brigades of Gen.
Churchill, just exchanged—Gen. Gist, from
Charleston, and Gen. Walker, from Savannah.
Certain it is that all these troops passed west
! on or about May 12th. Gen. Wheeler's rebel
cavalry was at McMinnville on the 13th Inst.
Col. Wilder's scouts captured eight of his
body guard yesterday, and found documents
on them showing "Wheeler's force to be at
McMinnville. Gen. Morgan has had a quar
rel with Wheeler, and was under arrest, but
has been taken from nnder Wheeler’s com
Prisoners taken by CoL Wilder say Gen.
Morgan has moved towards Kentucky, pro
posing to cross the Cumberland above Car
There is a report that ho crossed on Mon
day, but U is not credited.
. Gen. Wood returns to the command of his
old division, instead of retaining the com
mand of Nashville, his old troops protesting
againit his retirement from active command.
The Mobile Register, of the sth, says
General Buckner has been assigned to
the command of East Tennessee, vice
Davis. There is also a story in circula
tion that he has been attempting
to cross the Cumberland Pork. It is pre
sumed that forces have been lately thrown
into East Tennessee. Gen. Buckner’s rank
throws him into command of a division, and
presumes the retirement of Davis. There
was only the 7th Georgia brigade in the de
A dispatch la the Atlanta InieUigencer of
Mav 15th. says a fight had taken place at Ray
mond, Mississippi, on the 12th, in which the
rebels under Gen. Gregg had been beaten
with hcaw loss. Among the killed wus Col.
McGavenlck of the 10th Tennessee.
The newspaper correspondents captured at
Vicksburg on the 3d, were in Richmond on
he IClh. •
The National Union Convention,
[SpecialDlspatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Cixtelaxu, May 19,1383.
The National convention of the Union
League assembles here to-morrow and
bids fair to be a grand affair. Delegates are
arriving from all parts of the conntry. It is
believed that every loyal State will be fully
represented. A great mass meeting of mem
bers of the Leagne will be held hereatthe
same time. Some of the most popular speak
ers in the country will address the people.
Copperheadism is at a discount in the Buckeye
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
Indianapolis, May 19,1863.
Avery large number of persons have al
ready arrived here to attend the grand Cop
perhead pow-wow, which is to take place to
morrow. The mayor has revuested the saloon
keepers to close doors during the day. So
no difficulty is apprehended.
The Grand Lodge of 1. O. O. F., State Med
ical Association, and the Grand Lodge of
Free and Accepted Masons all being in ses
sion, adds largely to the crowd.
Granson Wilson has been found guilty of
robbing a post office at Janesville, by the
United States Court to-day.
Tbe troops at this place were reviewed this
afternoon by Gens. Hascall and Willich.
From Cairo and Below.
Cairo May 19.—The new musquito gun
boats Fanny Booker, Renwood, and Beltson,
have recently arrived from Cincinnati. Two
others of the some description are nearly com
pleted. The Osage ia all ready to aaU.
A few days since a man named Farot. living
near Clinton, Ky., was killed by bis own
slaves and bis burned. Three of the
negroes were caiight, taken to Mayfield, ‘ aud.
hung on the Iffth.
No Arrival tcom belovr to-day.
Dedication of the Great Union
Dali at Dixon.
4,000 Union Citizens in
[The following dispatch should' have been
rccelvcd'ffir yesterday’s impression.]
[Spccial'Dispxtch to tbe Chicago Tribanc.]
Dixon, -May 18,136£
The largest- and most enthusiastic Union
Meeting ever held in this city has just closcdi,
The loyal people of Lee, Whitesides and Ogle
counties were out in their strength.- The oc
casion of the demonstration was the dcdica-
lion of the new, splendid and spacious Hall
that the loyal men of Drxon have erected for
the accommodation -of Union men in this sec-
The officers of ths’meetlng were Son. Sea,
E. HasklU, President*: Prof. Piukney, of "Mt.
Morris, W. F. SchneidJr, of Fnlton,and Judge
Haggles, of Ogle county, Vice Presidents;
Captain Price, of Sterling, and Joseph Little,
of Amboy, Secretaries.
At lour o’clock “the"council fires wer>
lighted,” and speeches byCoI. T. J. Turner,
of Freeport, and Hon. David McCartney, oc
cupied the time until nearly dark. The
speech of Mr. McCartney was full of noble
thoughts and manly expressions. The at
tendance throughout the afternoon was un
precedeutly large, and the fcellug all oue
way. Copperheads are very scarce in this re
The meeting this evening has been equal to
•that in the afternoon. A large number of
ladies were in attendance, and a band of mu
sic and a glee club enlivened the proceedings.
The fii*t speech was by Fred Sacket, esq.,
of Sterling. His manner is good, and he
made a strong argument and some happy hits.
He was frequently applauded.
Hon. F, A, Eastman, of Chicago, was the
next’ speaker. As a friend and follower of
Douglas, who, rather than yield to the South
what its demagogues demanded of the Char
leston Convention, gave up the chance of
being President and destroyed the Demo
cratic party, he defended the Republican
party against the charge that it is responsible
for bringing bn tbe war becanse the Adminis
tration took the same view of the question
that Douglas did, and refused to compromise.
He reviewed the acta of the Government,
showing their wisdom and necessity. Ilia
*ecch was calculated to reassure some who
have been dejected by late events, and to
stimulate to fresh hopefulness every loyal
man, and was warmly applauded.
Tbe meeting then adjourned. I will only
add, that in all particulars it has been a bril
liant success. Not less than four thousand
persons, afternoon and evening, were pres
ent. ' ’ M.
mm si. lquis.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
St. Lons, ilay 19,1863.
Private dispatches from Washiugton inti
mate that the President is firm iu appointing
Schofield to succeed Curtis, in spite of the
protests of several leading citizens of St.
The evidences of a projected guerilla out.
break in North Missouri, are ou the increase.
Several Union families have recently removed
to this city from Galloway, Boone and How
ard counties. The counties along the river
arc infested with rebels, and it is openly
charged that they arc receiving aid and com
fort from Illinois Copperheads.
Many seizures of arms have been made In
the Interior, and shipments across the river
have been prohibited. Strong scouting par
ties have lately been sent out from Cape Gi
rardeau and Pilot Knob, to ascertain the
movements of the rebels in Southeast Mis
souri, in consequence of recent rumors of
another advance in that direction.
Contrary to first reports, very few of the
Grand Gulf prisoners, now at Alton, hail
from this city as original Camp Jackson
captives. They arc mostly from Tennessee
and Arkansas. The rush for permits to visit
Alton has been so great that this announce
ment has been rendered necessary.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
SrnzNoriKU>, May 19,1&03.
It Is stated that Solomon Sturges, Esq., of
Chicago,-who has recently purchased certain
properly in the vicinity of this city, of Mr.
Erastus Wright, for $15,000, will soon take
up bis residence here, and that he has exam*
ined the property on the southwest corner ol
the square opposite Bonn’s bank, with refer
ence to its purchase and the erection of a
magnificent hotel on the premises. Such a
hotel would he agood investment.
The Provost Marshal of Pike county dis
trict was in the city to-day. The condition
of that region is not at all reassuring. The
Copperheads and X. G. C’a. are growingbold,
and secret meeting are being held in various
places, as it is supposed, for the purpose of
organizing to resist the draft.
Henry Utley is appointed First Assistant
Surgeon of the ( 75th regiment, vice Corbas,
resigned: Licut.Col.SamnelT.Bosey,Col.of the
Cth, vice Mack, resigned; Major Wm. A.
Dubois, Lieutenant Colonel of the 70th, vice
Bnsey, promoted; Lieut, Gardiner S. South
worth, Quartermaster of the 9oth, vice Bates,
resigned; Darwin Hinckley, First Assistant
Sqrgeon of the 90th, vice Davidson, resigned;
Jonah Giddlngs, Second Assistant Surgeon of
the 95th, vice Smith, promoted; Charles G.
Goodrich, Second Assistant Surgeon ot the
4th cavalry; Emery A. Merrifield, Surgeon of
the 44th, vice Wcitze, resigned; David A.
Moore, Surgeon of the 15th cavalry; Lemuel
H. Rogers, Second Assistant Surgeon of the
4Sth, vice Williams, promoted.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
ilAjnsou, Wis.. May 19.1863.
Ucut. CoL Cassius Fairchild, wounded In
the thigh early in the battle of Shiloh, the
ball having been extricated by a severe opera
tion only a few weeks ago, starts to rejoin
the sixteenth regiment to-morrow. The
Democratic paper here endorses the indict
ment and proposed trial of Gov. Salomon,
for causing the arrest of the Ozankce rioters
last fall. It also bitterly denounces the idea
of ignoring the S3OO clause of the conscrip
tion law.
The Secretary of the ‘Wisconsin Soldiers’
Aid Society, at Washington, sends Governor
Salomon the names of 150 sick and wounded
Wisconsin soldiers In the Washington hospi
tals, and says they have the best of care and
arc getting along % flaely, and rejoicing much
to see Surgeon General Wolcott, who was
sent by the Governor to Tlalt them.
Seventy wonnded arc mostly at Falmouth
or Aqula Creek.
Though the credit has been given to East
ern regiments, it appears that the sth Wis
consin regiment, Col. Allen, leading the men,
was the first to enter the rebel entrenchments
on the bights hack of Fredericksburg, when
stormed by Sedgwick’s division. The official
list of casualties in the old 2d regiment shows
none killed and forty-five wounded in the late
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.
Dbsnoinss, May 19,1563.
The United States Circuit Court todayren
dered a decision involving the validity of
county railroad bonds. Two suits were
brought against the county of Lee, one by
Evans Rogers for $30,000, and the other by
J. Edgar Thompson for $38,000. S. V. White
of this city appeared for Rogers, and Scott
Howell and H. A. Wiltz for Thompson. J. C.
Ball of Burlington, and Frank Sample of
Keokuk, appeared for Lee county. Judge
Miller decided the bonds invalid, on
the ground that there had been no law au
thorizing their issue. •
The* Court baa also rendered a decision in
the CISC ot Samuel Workman, defaulting Bn
claian Postmaster at lowa CRty, finding
Judgment against Us securities In. tie
amounts of $533 in case, and »733 1n
Fwm S3 to SO, &H Colors.
Boys’ Fine Dress Suits,
Blue, Black and Brotra Cloths, and
Figured Casslmsre*,
From #lr<>to§ls.
Youths’ Coats, Pants and Tests,
All Colors anl Qualities.
loi 3,4, »ad 5 yfar old Boys,
From Common to-the most
Our Goods are the latest-in Style,
our Assortment is the Latest; and
onr'Priccs the LOWEST.
Comer of Randolph and State sts.,
m; 20-el
fi. C. COOK & CO.,
16 «& 18
[mhlP-bG-nPtwA r tojanl]
176 Lake St, Chicago,
Importers and Jobbers of Hardware,
Tinners’ Stock, “ Wheeling”
Nalls, dtc.y Ac.
22.300 toot burden, will be dispatched
Saturday MaylS. Saturday luocfi
Tuesday June 30.1 Tuesday July 21.
And at the same regular Intervals thereafter.
«t Cabin %of> to |135 I Second Cabin.
rd Cabin 501 Steerage
IrFt sed second cabin er canton tickets to Liverpool
[ back at tare and a half. Prepaid passage certifi
es if sued. (
Payable in gold or Its equivalent la treasury notea
Kacb passenger allowed twenty cubic feet onnegage.
Servants accompanying passengers.and children un
der 13 years, half fare. Infants free.
An experienced surgtononboaro, Berths ahonldbe
s t cured Imnn'dlately. For further particulars appivto
JAMKS WARRACK. 12Lake «.. rvcaio.
Howland & aspinwall. Agents.
Api I • C39C-71-1 oj e> srx w*rne t
Lillie's Patent
Iffffl-gßfll-rjlM . VBOUGIH AND
fiHlrrnH cshled ieoh
A. L. TVINNE. 53 Dearborn street. Chicago.
Slxeet Iron,
199 & 201 Randolph street.
bCS2 ly m u-anet
* 12,000 BEST Qritm OF RAKES
For sale cheaper than can be bought at anrjjther pl*««
In the West, at the Agricultural Depot of SaSTOK «
GAMMON, 4«. *8 aaoSo West Lake street, Chicago.
43 «?TATK ST.. Chicago.
myUdsS3-lst xw.trr.et
A universal curative la CONSUMPTION, removing
Oipri'Ciib. &c.
Recommended bv the Medical Faculty as s Catho’.l
conln tliertaioval'tjr DYSPEPSIA. In all Its forms.
In DKnPSrita established curative properties hare
long been without arirai, as attested by universal
tneulcal testimony.
The Diuretic and Solvent Properties of the ’Aro
matic Slhiedain Schnapps.” renderll decldedlv etfica
donsln Gravel and all other affection* of the Kidneys.
In Gout ana Rheumatism. If taken In the form of
warm punch, the patient lying warmly covered la bed.
this porealcoaollc distltatlon will effect a speedy cure.
Taken as hotntmeh. labumoral aadSpwaollc .Asth
ma, It affords Immediate relief from the distressing
"Py its peculiar and specific qualities. It arrests Jie
cola stage In Ague and Fever, aad prepares the system
for the administration of the admitted curatives of this
Administered In Cholera, Cholera Morbus and Colte.
It removes spasm, restores the function
rapidly procures healthy secretions. It should be ta
kenirucdwlrhßotwaterandsngar. _
males. It stands pre eminent among tbe cu
ache or other in yellow papers. In pint
Sold. Apotnec tries £sd
and quart bottles. >nrcna»e from tha ad-
Grocera In the m counterfeits
Ind L iStituSS u r ile Wtole coanuj Is Hoods* irtih
theta. _
Army Sutlers and the Public.
Tie subscriber leave to Inform the citizens of
the West, that h« baa appcaatedMeasra.J.H.Bead.«fc
S, ofCWceco.hisageßte ftp tha sale ol hU"CeIe
braiedSehledam aromatic Sconspp*," who will supplv
the Army Sailors and Wesierumerchanta,atXewyork
prices, adding freight, This Gin Is now the standard
drink of the world. It baa been testedby the whole
MedlraiPreulty and pronounced by them to be the
purest llqnor manufactured. Tbo article has suffered
InitstalclntbeWeatlor several yean past, m consc —— —,
qnecceof the greet quantity of counterfeit Schnapps T WOTSLEL
wblchhaabeenpalmed offbymerchantaof the West, I ‘ L * -WV-D-tm,
tocoreumera. To avoid thU hereafter as muca as po* v/
bible.bebaaappolnted the above-named Ann. ajanta. WHOLESALE PSAT.kk u
where purchaser* can rely on getting the genuine art!-
cle, Amy SutletewlU find tola Olathe cheapest Ita- x —ft >P “O U
ported Honor In thla country. It la used In alUhe hoe- I . A_ IVL « <
pltalalnSew. York, Philadelphia and Washington. - 1 * •“*
Carbon and Kerosene Dili
2.009 cases of Wolfe's CelebratedSchledasa Aromatic _ tirc fiTREET.
Sclmspps, fortslebr , „ r .„ D a TO _ A2 . aU , *
myS-tUSSat U6 l*a)« ealcajo, ppl7-<«3# 17 Mt
JTfB 3U)Dtrtistmtiitf.
Diseases of the Eye, Ear
and Air Passages.
Cf 34 Saint Mark’s Place, M. T.,
coa »olt<d dally from WJL if. fa»
SsSwJfISS tefcro WwwniK tSwieaS
Dr. LWHTIIILL'S recent-work. “A PtirmN-t-«._
Use o*s De*fbe«s. It*Causesud Preveskan
obialned of CARLEToN. 413 Broadway XetrvSr?
and of all respectable Bookseller*. w xo **»
Frcm Tier. John Kotf. D. D. Profrssor In Union Cc -
le2e.isbenet;3dy.s. Y. ScmaxcrkbT.Varch 1 i«c*
Dr LircnTUiLi.—Sir: Having been cared by you <5
a disci**' gc la an ear. which has been Try offensive of
late, and as far back a* lean remember alway*more
so; and bving been entirely resCcmi to hearing
since under yotlr care. I feel that I cannot withhold
this acknowledgment from any use it msy Be to other*.
e.-pecWly as 1 bare applied In vain to mv family phyv
{War and other physician* orretmtatlon.
Tonra truly. Rev. JOfDffBOTT.
,jf. r.
iMSTrrcncs vob Tire Dkjit awo Dumb. >
Kerr Tort. Jan. TUI 1563. f
* have pleasure In te*ti£lng to the skill and kind a*
r < who has relieved icirfrum a
trnnVe«o*re ili-tifDfsa of Tone standing, brought oa
be happy to .answer any hv
bosektcliyb: BooK-&e*r.
ritATAW Boras. Albany.Jf Y March?
ToDXC. B Liomsnu. Dear SlrsA
In certify leg that you have etf feted a great deal omS!
proven, ent in the hearing or my -on. Maretw cL
Koe-fle. who has. prevlourfo your •akine ihe .-m«S
band, beetrnutiddeaf from the affect* ofScarletlnS
As I know of many other caae*. who you have cared
and benefited, 1 have no
to the public. J “
I retHolnvours very truly.
Proprietor Delav-m Uotae. Albany. j}.T.
g rrynr-yrum*. yew York*.
Jji. Lights ru.—Dear Sir; I take nleasure la
ftlasr to the remarkable »JnU and judgment you dl*.
Played In the cose of my daughter. who bad been nar
tianydiaf.accuqpaniedby discharge from the ears
>tt c« ewrlr tnficcy. and la now. thanks to your treat,
tiicot. able to hear as wc*l as anroae. wtUe her ea«
an* freef-om thedlscbarge. Although It &-nearly two
y«ar« since she ha.* been under your oa:t h**r hearing
temalasaa good and her ears as sound as the day aha
Itfi you, . o. S. Hott.v
[Front Rst. P. R. Unwell. Lynn, Mssa.T
_ Lrstr, Mow.. Feb. Ist ISBJ. '
I hare been mach troubled «Ua catirrh of the work
type forsome tw.-ntryears. I: gradnallygrewworwL
propone cough and inareencM. destroying the
ul siiiCil. anil breaking diiwn my general healthaosack
a dep»ce a»to comj'e!;vu> reslcn mr paMtorrte *34
*n.«{H'iid public i*pe*klng. I made.rtUliCcat a« o( tha
usnal remedies, snch a.* asctf* of diver* kinds n!tra»®
cf Mlv-r. tar w»fr. neve tar. and Inhalation* bat
any tpit Mlo.-arrerfeets. L.vt *atufaer I
Ward of Dr LlgMhill 9 ancestral mode of trratlmr
Catarrhvisited nlm.and pn: myself nnder hi* trra£
ment. I began immediately to Improve. and thfc Ira.
yrovementV.aa cone on to ibfc-present time. Mr C*.
rarrh ras g iu.O kljT melted aw»v. mjr cough has dlv
approved, my rnfre h<-* bemme natural, and I am
orcc mere ab.e to pre-tch the blended Go*aeL Let raw
•rtvlse all trpabied wita catarrh oimcultlea to apply ta
Dr. LlgttblU. p. B. RUSSELL.
.JS,' ,Ser r '!'^- n topwilej or the lUjtirat rajKO.
taMU y can V se'-n oc application.
mhl"-b2W-£t raa-cet
dh. moxs
I!i* drvotei! ten rears to thelcrevttgafcoa andemploy
treut of Klfc:r»c‘fy In caring dUi-oses. and cores many
that hare rc-dst.d all other remedies, snch aaParalvdL
Blimp-ati-m Arilima bronchitis. Ohatlntto Constipa
tion. Mental Depression. Femstsal Uterine
Wcokro**. In.rotrrco. and all those ease* of weakness
in ii>o baccor loin*. Fp*naiATomms*.v.
oftet In tl le dlsf res* Ing d i aeaae. brought on byco’d*
evceysea A-c .ih** glard**:iddnctaa»e deblUtvted and
nlavcd.aHouli 2 t'.e VITAL FLUID to ooze away,
ai d p»«nff w!*h the ovine. producing great mental
aid physical dUturPapce. and 11 not timely arretted
causing premature decay and dC'tb. ste llctoes atoms
a*e inikf.rr.uate to attvs» iMa obstinate dlseate. Klec
t'lrltc. properly applied. In conniption with another
S-IMIT.E remedy, will always care such cases, by stltn
elating tho part* to healthy action, giving them proper
Persons Hrlng In the conntry can be fnrnlahed with
a luiubli Instrument oad lanracttom to care taetn-
Dr. Irorshasfor*ato the most improved electrical
lr«frmperti». and will Impart Instruction In their pnv
per medical app lc uloa.
(MPce No 4, over th** Park of Montreal, Nos. 44and
l; street P. O. Drawer iT:;.;. Hours from 9\.
M M. myic.All-htat.waynet
Warranted a safe and Infallible ipeetflc for Catarrh, ta
whatever surge ot that offensive and dangerous -dis
ease Scnthv ovprMs. with tall direction* for wf
trentment Price fh per package. Adlrea* Dr. J. W,
VaLPKY PhjrirKn tor the Rye. Ear and Catarrh, No.
‘.MH Chicago. P.t>. Box 3LSL
v T MATvF. AFF.vr
Loam of $5,000 and rptrarda,
On the very bc*t n*sl citato aecurlty la the city, tor &
term of years, at seven percent.
ir}l'.K-.-6 3t net L D OLMSTED A CO.
The largest &cd mot complete of
The pabllcatlons of
Averyiargc. newaadcbolco stockof • ■
And requisites. In great variety, Oapwaa PSOXPLT
riLnzn.andcatalogacaaentuponapppUcaUoo. n0
avji. g. notims.
freight going Sooth of Cairo, must be accompanied
with duplicate Invoices, wrrn psicxa, (toohUlu per*
altsi one to he filed with the Surveyor of the Port,
and the other to be attached to the bill of lading, and
sccompanylng the goods. No goods wlllbe received
for shipment unless the above Is compiled with.
Transfer Agents rilnols Centralß. R.,Cairo,
Rout. ToHamr, Gen. Wesfn Agt. ny2o-eHg-lm
Bl’ftLiPS, AC.
Made anti pat op. Bajp».4c.,madetoorder,
SUp Chandlers and Sail Maker*.
207 8. Water, cor. Well* rt.
The trade .applied by g McKIEr- , ;AS;
2USonth W«t<p«feet._
8.y19e»6t Pet
Slcbold, Bdunm l C 0.,. Cincinnati.
Unrivalled by any other? to the world for neatness aai.
elegance of finish, etreneth and dnrability of material,
and perfect security against Fire and Burglar*. It la.
therefore, with the failest crnadence In bar good*,
that we Invite these who are In want of Sale* to look
at onr awortmeat. which win be furnished at tha
lowest price* that good Safe* can be sold for. ‘ •
1 nyUcBCT-ftact *F. W PRVTT. 13 LaaaTlestreet.
JL> An adjonmed meeting of the members of tha
Board cf rrade. will be held on TmraapaT. Emnrtf,
■jlet lest., at 7 o'clock, to act npoo a proposed Amend
ment to the Charter. A fall attendance la solicited.
myM-em-ttret JNO. F. BEATY. Scot..
Crsrox llocsz, Chicago, Mayso,-ISES.
Notice is hereby that the laws requiring Canal
Boat*acdTߣ Boats to beenrolled am! licensed, ami
to r»T tonnage daty, will be strictly enf >rc*d.
Mecktj’sMesonle JnrlsprnJence. Pricosl.SO.
Moctcj’a Lexicon ofFrecmasonarf. Price S*.
Kob.Morris’ MlnUtare Monitor. Price SO etfo
XSe above boo Its will be mailed £f
rt stave. on receipt ot reiall rrtco. *ool%Sff
JOHN W. SuEUIS. 103 lladlwm CJ.
\ b The Trad* •applied on Lt>«fal tfifo*.
myl»<W-6t net
?.£ uen lar c*uAcr jn hoih eyes ( tu saccewfhUr perj-
Kt-°rvJ B ''T.u.***. of ChLcngO OculUtan4
In tae JUT « Ottwfc SUW
el riiaon In she preface and ■■l.hthe sanction or
£> iantiiy physician. Dr. T*eodo*a nay, and «eau
J ejace&d operation the child's wee hare rapidly ha
rroTed. oatli tlt*r Pe eipfratloa of a year, riSoa la
Very good, and the swult of
So worthed and atroni to before me. the rahacriher.
Oerk of the Connty Court, of LaSalle Coniur. CL
■\T ONET, MONEY.—One dollar
jJX enclosed to Box S*4 TTest Br»r*ft Po*s OfflML
•will procure one ofH. AUXEH’S for detec
lios spurious Busk Sole*, it So oae eta be
deceived timgowbytba Ch.irt. <iaJars frota city or
country promptly *;i6ofiedto by G-.
ecle a~cat for Cucaeo. H. MIXBS.
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