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Address “ CHICAGO TRIBUNE” Chicago, EL
Chicago Cribmte.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1864.
The latest adrlcee from Grant’, army, u
£lven In Secretary Stanton’s bulletin, are to
4:30 p. m. yesterday afternoon, in* dispatch
from City Point at that honr. It Informs ns
there -was no lighting yesterday, bnt
that movements were in progress, the pub
; licatioc of which would be premature at
this time. Onr news from this exciting
theater oi war from other and ordinary news
channels confirms and carries forward the
Aspects of the gen established
*by previous dispatched It is evident that
Xce is determined to oppose with his whole
strength Grant’s powerful menace of the
Southern communications of the rebel cap
ital, and that the heavy fighting In that
■quarter bnt begun. As for the city of
yelcrsbnig, it certainly lies exposed to our
guns, from the rebel lines we have carried,
and may be easily destroyed by onr shells.
31b occnpsncy by onr iorces Is quite another
matter, as the enemy’s guns so cover the
place that onr troops could not hold it au
hour unless the foe were previously dis
lodged. It doubtless has something to do
with this feature of the situation, tbe new
movement reported as now taking place.
Onr news from Sherman’s army through
tbe Official Bulletin of tbe Secretary of War,
is to Tuesday afternoon, and reports the con
tinuance of very heavy rains still retarding
operations, a misfortune by tbe way our
Northwestern farmers would gladly relieve
Sherman of, were it possible. Oar own ad
vices from Sherman’s army are to the 16th
Inst., three days later than those in onr list
issue, and comprise a highly interesting and
graphic glimpse of the situation, and report
a most encouraging condition of affairs in
onr army. Gen. Sherman is moving with
great caution, with his forces well in hand,
and his line of communications very strongly
protected. He Is sure to give a good account
of bis movements when tbe time comes, and
it now seems near at hand
The Copperhead pow-wow, miscalled a
National Convention, which was to have in
congruously mixed itself with the patriotic
ast-cciutioDß of tbe Fourth of July, in this
city, ie postponed until August 29th, when
it will probably assemble, unless then as
now it be impossible for the leaders of the
party to determine whether they shaUlfavor
peace or war. It will be t*ry melancholy
that so many of the faithful are logo without
any principles until that time, hut it Is inev
itable—Fremont must continue his patient
wooing. little Mack mast wait a few weeks
longer. It is sad, but cannot be helped.
The reason of tbe postponement of the
Copperhead Convention is apparent The
leaders dare not attempt to define their prin
ciples at the present stage of the campaign.
If they meet on the 4th of July, and the
peace wing obtain the sway, and this is more
than likely, tbe possible success of the Union
nnns in tbs field may instantly and
fatally sweep away the mnd dams
ol these traitors. Vallandigfa&m has come
back to engineer this wing of tbe party, a
delegate with fell powers in that body, and
it is evident that the Government intends to
let him severely alone lo exercise such func
tions, as a kind of political pole-cat.
The Copperheads will not, therefore, come
out of their holes until about tbe 18th of,
September. 8o the grand snake killing, the
people are eager to eet about, will occupy
only a little more than one month, time
enough indeed. But it will be grevions dis
appointment to multitudes of the faithful.
The Copperheads of Wisconsin, a forlorn
crew in a State that runs its affairs and gets
up a first class reputation for loyalty, met
yoterday at Madison in a State Convention.
A party of wet hens under a dung cart on a
rainy day is a cheerful assembly compared
lo each a gathering. They did nothing but
choose electors and delegates to the Chicago
Convention. It 1s a sad thongbt that these
Wisconsin Copperheads are not to have their
views of the war prepared for them until
nearly two months later than was anticipat
ed. on August 20th instead of July 4th.
Our special Cairo dispatch gives ns the
original rebel dispatch from a member of his
ctbtr, which announced the death of tbe reb
el General Folk, who, It seems, was killed
by a cannon ballon the 14tb Inst, in Iront of
Sherman’s army.
Gold was kept exceedingly busy yesterday,
climbing np and down like a bear on his
pole. The speculators had it all their own
way and bled tbelr victims without mercy.
In New Tork quotations reached 225, 230
and These figures doubtless represent
ed only very limited transactions, and the
market was very easily broken and came
down with a crash to 206, end finally to 205.
Yesterday was a day of wrath for any opera
tors who got caught ont In that shower.
The produce markets here yesterday were
more wildly excited than ever, and prices
went up aud down in a manner not very satis
factory lb those interested. Wheat ad
vanced l&c per bushel and before night
fell back again, with Biles daring the
day of about 1,000,000 bushels. Com
rose 10c. per bushel, and before
night reacted and declined Bc, with sales dur
ing the day of ahont 525,000 bushels. Flour
advanced from CO to 75c. Oats advanced 4
but fell back 2&Sc. before tbe close.
Whisky opened at sLssadvanced to
and closed at $1.57. About 7,800 barrels
changed hands. Altogether, between ex
citements and panics, it probably the
most remarkable day in tbe history of the
Crain trade. *
In the general markets, and throughout
the city trade, the same feverishness existed,
with unsettled rates and an advance in moat I
articles both of necessity and luxury. Thus
the dry goods wholesale houses marked up ,
their prices, cotton fabrics advancing Bas i
emtsper yard. The retail dealers are not
likely to be left for behind in such matters.
Leading paper dealers advanced prices seve
ral cents per pound. In the grocery trade.
ns Will bC noted la oar report elsewhere, the
aj predation also took place, and sugars, re
fined and raw, w£rc sold to wholesale deal
ers at Jrom >£a«£c, advance, with a feeling
that still higher figures must be reached in
ibis staple. Holders of slocks of wood and
coal not to be backward, have within tbe
pad few days made such advances as have
act family men solemnly to consider whether
the usual rule of buying coal and wood in
midsummer for winter use is likely to be a
fi&le one If postponed until then.
The return of Santa Anna to Mexico in the
train of the usurper by whom
he Las been appointed Marshal of the empire,
■will recall his former return. by the conni
vance cl President Polk, daring oar Demo
cratic war with Mexico for annexation by
war, with the right of peaceable secession.
The game of the Democratic Administration
was to return Santa Anna who wonld seize
the Government and then irmy» peace with
ns, selling ns a liberal slice of the territory.
Bnt as soon as Santa Anna reached home he
went vigorously into the prosecution ot the
war for Ids country. If opportunity offers
lie will be very apt to trip np the heels of
Maxlmillian in a similar way.
Dcath of Mss. Dn. Bitchel—We regret
to learn that the wife of Rev. Dr. Rltcbel, of
Detroit, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning,
the 21st inst, at Detroit, alter a long and
painfhl Illness. The remains have been
taken to Greenwood Cemetery for Interment.
Dr. Bitch el was earnestly invited to come to
onr city some months ago, but the critical
State of his wife's health has hitherto delay
ed his answer to the invitation. Many
friends In Chicago will deeply sympathize
-with btm in this new bereavement.
gals sfa CaptnredCargo.
Bostok, June 22.— The cargo of the block
ade runner Tuning Republic was fold at auc
tion to-d»T. The price* of cotton were as
follower 233 bales of middling uplands at
3L42&Li7; 137 bales oi low middling at
>5L5461.41; T37 bales good at f LS4^L4I;
*137 bales damaged at s«.o4>£. A quantity
Of tobacco brought 59S87ctf.
The Kbiqi remained for some time to try
and save something from the wreck, bat io
two houva it went to pieces.
Upon the arrival of the Farren the car
rh oft were sent to the naral hospital where
they will be cared for.
Cspt Gleason of the Lavender begs to re
turn fals sincere thanks for the gauant dar
ing of the preservation of himseu and crew
trim their perilous situation; also to all
the officers of the Fatnn for their kind trea
inect of them while on board.
Tbr War In AUbaiu**Blatteriat Do*
catnr—Guerilla Haid—Politics In the
[From Our Own Ccnetnondeut ]
Bminm, Saturday, June Ift.
Prcah troops from the North are constant
ly arriving along the line of communication
from Nashville to Chattanooga, and relieving
the veteran forces from guard and garrison
duty that they may enter upon more active
duty at the front. Some of the new regi
ments are hundred days’j men and some are
regularly enlisted, and between the two there
will soon be a force amply sofflclent to re
lieve every veteran regiment from duty in the
Two or three scares have been gotten up
along the line, within a day or two. It was
reported last sight and this morning that an
attack bad been mode upon Athens, in this
State, and one hundred prisoners carried o£
Another that yesterday, upon the departure
of an old brigade from Decatur, an attack
was made upon that place by Roddy, and
that a part of the brigade was sent back.
Also, that a considerable force is threatening
Huntsville, and alarming reports of rebel
forces at various points on the other side of
tbe river, ar« current.
As these reports may reach yon as facts, I
have taken pains to ascertain the truth from
reliable authority, and find, as 1 supposed,
bnt very little truth in the stories. No such
thing as repotted has occurred at Athens,
and only a guerilla dash upon Decatur,
amounting to but little. There are three or
tour hundred guerillas larking about the
mountains in the neighborhood, merely to
do any missbief which would not he too
dangerous to themselves; hat any formida
ble attack upon Huntsville is not very prob
able. There is a strong iort here, now in
working order, and in each a commanding
position that it wonld be very unhealthy for
a rebel force to approach the place from any
direction. The defenses about the railroad
dej-ot and public stores, squint at tbe town
as the responsible party In case oi a raid,
and this 44 word to the wise” will probably
be sufficient.
As to tbe rebel forces across the river,
there are three or four thousand massed to
gether at a point near Decatur, and a small
garrison opposite Whitesbnrg, ten miles
from here, and these comprise the whole
rebel force in this region, so iar as can be as
certained by the military authorities. If
they had any such forces as reported, and
they bad any serious expectation of captur
ing anv of these points along the railroad,
the rebels wonld not busy themselves in
telling of H, and getting np these alarms at
the very moment when the whole line is
swarming with Union forces, new and old,
1 nt keep quiet till a mpre favorable moment
o-curved. Their object manifestly is, to de
ta o as much of our force in the rear as pos
sible, and prevent the reinforcement of Sher
xom’s already resistless army.
The renomination of Mr. Lincoln surprises
no oae. It is just whit everybody expected,
ai d so far as 1 have heard expressions of sen
timent, both in and ont of the army, all
earnestly loyal men, whatever may have been
their preferences, ore now disposed to waive
them and acquiesce in the selection. The
only thing in the political budget which ear
prises people here, is the position of Mr. Fre
mont. The copperheads h*ve been flattering
him, with tbe hope of dividing and destroy
ing the Union party, and thus securing a
President of their own stripe; and tbe poor
man has not sense enough to see it. bnt seems
to think if he can only learn their lingo he
will get their votes I A gentleman
remarked the other day: 44 1 was a
Biiong Fremont man till I saw bis
letter to the Cleveland Convention, and then
I gave him np. 1 need to think he was smart,
hat 1 concluded then tbit he was a fool/’
In his letter of acceptance, four years azo,
he need these words: 44 Free labor, the natu
ral capital which constitutes the real wealth
of this great country,” &c, A man who
does sot know the distinction between labor
and capital—between industry and the accu
mulations of industry—bet ween a%boem iker
and a ride of leather—cannot be a statesman
nor fit to be President of this “great conn
try.” Bis second race for tbe Presidency
will be tbe most magnificent fizzle of the
ace; and it Is to be hoped .hat after that, we
shall bear no more of the 44 Great Pathfind
er,” either In political or military life.
Enlistment of Naval Substitutes—A
Circular from tbe Provost alar
■bal General.
Pnovosr Maksuaj. Qensbal's Office, )
Was DHrABTKHNT, Washington, Jane Cl. f
To prevent misapprehension It is aonoan
ccd that the joint resolution of Congress, ap
proved June Sd, 1804, does not act to prevent
tbe enlistment of substitutes in the navy or
marine corps, for men drafted under the en*
rollment act; neither does it forbid credit
logmen enlisted In the navy or marine
corps, as provided under sections 7, 8 and 2
of the act approved February 24, 1864, amen
datory of the enrollment act., Men enlisting
in the navy or marine corps as substitutes
for drafted men, must enlist as
such for three years. Exemptions will
cot be granted to principals nnbll
they bring to the Board of Enrollment
certificates from tbe authorized naval or ma
rine recruiting officers, of the fact that the
substitutes have been actually accepted and
received into tbe navy or marine corps for
three years. Circular Ho. 19, dated May 16,
1664, was issued to accommodate persons
actually absent from their residences; and
who, being themselves liable to military
duty, might desire to famish substitutes
without being put to tbe inconvenience of
returning to their State or homes, in order
to do so. It is not to be construed or used
cs authorizing recruiting for army, navy or
marine corps in one State for the credit ol
another, through brokers or otherwise, nor
lor any other purpose than the one as herein
Vito Text of Secretary Stanton’* Beta!*
laiory Order.
Wab Depabtmcnt, Washington, I
Jane 3684—31} r. x, J
To Major General Diz:
General Foster, commanding the Depart
ment of the South at Hilton Head, forwards
the following dispatch dated June 15, at Hil
ton Head, 6. C.:
“1 have the honor to report that I have to
day received from Major-General Samnel
Jones, commanding tbe rebel forces in this
department, a letter stating that five general
officers of the United States, as prisoners of
war, had been placed In Charleston, to bo
retained there under onr fire.- Against this
weak and cruel act I have protested. In tbe
meantime tie fire on the city is continued.
I respectfully ask that an equal number of
rebel officers of eqnnl rank may be sent to
me in order that I may place them under tbe
rebel fire os long as onr Officers are exposed
in Charleston.
This department has issued a retaliatory
• rder, transferring to General Foster an equal
r.nmbiT of rebel general officers to be treated
in the manner proposed, os long ns onr offi
cers are exposed in Charleston.
E. M. Stanton. Secretary of War.
_ . STEAUfiB.
Suffering and .Daring Beecnc of her
New Yobk, June 22. —A Ncwbern, N. C ,
letter of June Itfth, says the U. S. steam
transport John Farren, Capt, Smallman, bos
armed here from Newport, N. 0., which
place she left oa the morning of the 15th
iDEt, The Captain reports having on his way
taken off 14 ot the crew of the U. 8. gunboat
Lavender, which ran on Cape Lookout
Shoals on the night of the 11th lost.
Captain Smallrnan’e attention was first at
tracted by a signal from the wreck, and
upon nearing it be found the men dinging to
a small portion ol the hull, which was just
out of water. There web a heavy sea run
ning, which made it almost impossible to
relieve the sufferers, but a small boat was
manned by the captain and a chosen crew,
and approaching the wreck the poor fellows,
mad with hunger and thirst, rushed into the
. boat which Immediately capsized, throwing
the whole parly on to the breakers. -
It was then some time before all got bock
to tho wreck again. Capt Smallman then
strong on the boat, which he succeeded In
righting, and, after a time, got her balled
out, and went back to the Farren. He then
contrived to ran a line from the Farren to
the wreck, by which means, after great diffi
culty, all were brought on board. Some of
the men were braised in a fearful manner,
and so much exhausted as to be insensible,
having been on the wreck four- days and
nights without food.
Captain Gleason of the Lavender reports
having ran on the shoal at 11 o'clock on the
night of the 11th Inst.
The Lavender was a new boat, this being
her first trip. She was built at Philadelphia,
from which point sailed a few dhys before
for the blockading squadron off Charleston,
where she was to have been used as a tender.
tn ehc 1 elt Philadelphia her crew consists
cd o! 23 all told, some of whom were either
drowned or died of exposure.
Xbo Atlantic and Great We»t*
era Railroad.
DfTTOS, June 2L—The ceremony of driv- -
tag hurt .pike on the Atlantic and
Great western Railroad, was fonnallv eone
through "with at thl. city thla
presence of the prominent officials of the
road, and those of the Cincinnati. HamUtofl
and Dayton Railroad. A Urge number of
citizens ■witnessed the event. Among other
distinguished guests were Lieutenant-Gov
ernor .Ande.’ s m and General McCook. The
line now completed forms the connecting
link between New Tork and St Louis, with
out break ol guage, a distance of twelve
hundred miles.
On the 20th instant, Mr. Eennard arrived
wWh bis palace car at Dayton, on the newly
lafc tiuck of the Atlantic & Great Western
Rath rood. It is rumored that on the S3d in
stant, a train of care will run without change
from Jersey City to St. Louis.
Latest from Our Army
Before Petersburg.
Official News from GityPeint
to Yesterday Afternoon.
Both Armies Strengthening Their
News from Federal and
Rebel Sources.
The EnemJ’s Position Turned by
Onr Forces*
Postponement of the Chicago
Copperhead Convention to
August 29th.
From New York-Commarciil and
Financial Aspects.
Washington. Wednesday 23—10 p. m.
To Major Gen. Diz:
Dispatches from City Point at 4:80 this,
Wednesday evening, report no fighting to
day. Movevementa are in progress which
arc not now proper for publication.
The Richmond papers report an attack on
Lynchburg, by Gen. Hunter, on Saturday,
and that he was repulsed. It Is believed,
however, that there was nothing more than
a reconnoissanee, and that having ascertain
ed the place to be strongly defended, General
Hunter withdrew and Is operating upon tbe
enemy’s communications at other points.
A dispatch from Gen. Sherman’s head
quarters, dated yesterday (Tuesday) evening,
at half-past eight o’clock, says that it has
rained almost Incessantly, in spite of which
onr Hues have been pressed forward steadily,
ano an Important position has been gained
by Gen. Howard.
The enemy made a desperate attempt to
retake the position last night, making seven
distinct assaults on Gen. Whitaker’s brigade
of Stanley’s division, and losing not less
than 700 or 800 men. 200 were killed, and
left m Whitaker’s front. The assault was
followed by a heavy fire of artillery, under
which the position was fortified and is now
Onr cavalry is across Noonday Creek on
onr left, and cue brigade of the 23d corps Is
across Nasis Creek on the right, but tbe
rebel left is behlhd a swamp, and the rains
prevent any advance. The fighting has been
quite severe at all points, the enemy resist
ing stubbornly and attempting the offensive
wheneverhe can.
Gen. Slgel reports from Hartinsbnig to
day tbaa there is no truth In the statement
of the Philadelphia of the 21st, in
relation to a raid of Moseby. Winchester is
not occupied by the enemy, nor is tbe tele
graph wires cat between that place and Har
per’s Ferry.
No military intelligence from any other
quarter has been received to-day by the De
E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
I>afcat from the Siege of Peteiubnrjr—
BoDtbardluff to Commence—Hunter
tuui Joined Sheridan at White lloase.
(Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, Wednesday, Jane 22.
Rumors of the disaster predicted upon the
present position of the army before Peters
burg are totally unfounded.
Despatches from City Point to-day state
that the siege of Petersburg is progressing
rapidly and satisfactorily without blood
shed. The following is from one of your
Bzadquabtzbs Eighteenth Aunt Cobps, t
Nzab Pstebseubg, Va., June 18.168t. f
. I have been out to the front to-night, and
have witnessed bow busy the rebels were,
not only in plying the shovel, but in mount
ing heavy gnna—using .cranes for that pur
pose. The Richmond and Petersburg Rail
road has been constantly active In transport
ing troops, Ac. from point to point, and as I
write (10 .p. m.), I bear the whistle of the
locomotive and the stopping train, Just oppo
site ns. It is presumed that Lee’s army will
attack our intrenchments, and endeavor to
gain the river bank, to cut off Grant’s, com
munication; but it will be a sore Job. We
arc anxiously expecting them, our men lying
in the intrenchnymts. Will advise you to
morrow concerning farther operations.
General Gilmore has been relieved, and as
I understand goes to Fortress Monroe to
await a Court of Inqu’rv; be that as it may,
he is'deservlng. In the opinion of his old
corps (the 10th) of better treatment; for no
General has been more respected or loved
than be, in this command, and no one man
has given more pratig* to our army than has
Gilmore In his operations in Georgia and
South Carolina, to say nothing of bis bravery
and engineering skill at this point.
Hbadquabtxbs Abut or tec Potoxic, I
, June Si. f
Some skirmishing took place along the line
yesterday and last evening, bnt no change of
position has been made by either parly da
ring the last, two days. The enemy are
busy throwing up works at different points,
and although our lines reach within three
quarters of a mile of Petersburg, they seem
determined to hold it to the last. Onr
wounded have nearly all been sent to City.
Point, where hospitals have been arranged
for them.
Bxrauna Hcwnaros, June St, I
via BALtmoax, June 22. j..
There has been no general engagement
since the last report . .
The rebels endeavored to construct earth
works on James river, in tbeyicinlty of Tur
key Bendand Malvern Hill, bnt onr gnnboats
shelled them out, . .
Supplies have been sent to Sheridan, at
White House. .
New Tobk, June 22,—There was no dis
patch from Secretary Stanton last night. ,
* Washington special to the Rfarta says:
Intelligence from the front to yestcreay
noon is at hand.'
4< n is understood that Sheridan is already
on another raid.
« On Sunday night there was considerable
skirmishing and heavy artillery firing, but
nothing or importance Is .reported. A de
mand for the surrender oi Petersburg has
been made and refused, and our artillery have
already ehelled the place, which is nearly de
served by its inhabitants.” f
The NewTork Tribune'* Washington spe
clsl aaya: Later information from the army
U, that all was quiet on Sunday' night, with
the exception of firing at intervals along the
line. An attack was made on oar center,
which was quickly repulsed.
The rebels occupy a hlglf eminence near the
town, and it would be useless to sacrifice
life in an attempt to to take the town, as the
rebels, unless dislodged, would be able to
throw shells Into the midst of any force oc
cupying the town. The position we bold is
a very embarrassing one to the rebels, as
they admit.
The New York Timet' special, near Peters
burg, 19th, says: The country may look for
a demonstration shortly which will greatly
change the aspect of afiaire at this point, as
preliminary to another event, pernaps of
greater importance. The bombardment of
Petersburg is set down for tbe opening step
in the ensuing week’s operations.
Biroey has his artillery In excellent posi
tion at a range from twelve hundred to four
teen hundred yards of the heart ot the city,
and at daylight to-morrow (Sunday) shelling
will commence, provided the place is not
previously surrendered by evacuation or ne
gotiation, the former of which only is likely
o occur.
Tbe arrival of Hunter, with his force, at
White Bouse, together with Sheridan, en
route to this place, to operate in onr vicinity,
has been officially announced this evening.
Gen. Grant is determined to Increase rather
than diminish his force at this point.
This (Saturday) evening, Birney, command
ing Hancock’s corps, extended his lines so
far as to occupy the ground where the
wounded of yesterday’s charge have since
The HeraUV* correspondent, City Point,
June 19th, says:
Rebel sources report that Ewell’s corps
has been sent against Hunter.
With the capture ot Petersburg, the Dan
ville road will be the only communication
south left. The width of the track of this
road differs from all others, which will pre
vent |bc withdrawal of the rolling stock.
This road is easily destroyed from Petersburg,
bo that tbe rebel Government will feel that
Richmond Is held by a very ellgbt tenure.
Tbe lobs of Petersburg is virtually the sur
render of Richmond.
Let the timid be assured {bat the glorious
campaign of Vicksburg will find a parallel
Lee’s announced victory at Harriett's was
an attack on Foster’s Division of Butler’s
force, on the 17th. Field’s and Picket’s Di
visions of Longstreot’s Corps charged Fos
ter’s line, driving bis left and centre back,
though repulsed on every other portion of
the line. Subsequently a part of the original
line was lost, but regained. To day (19th)
the attack was renewed with Infantry and
artillery. A portion of our centre was driv
en back. An advance was ordered, and the
enemy was driven. So we now bold our line
An IBth Army Corps correspondent, Juno
19th, sajs; Smith's command, except Mar*
tindale’e division, are encamped in the
neighborhood of Port Walthall. Hancock’s
Corps was repulsed bythe enemy yesterday,
when Burnside advanced and succeeded in
driving them from their position. To avoid
flanking, they abandoned the entire line, and
Hancock occupied it.
The Hrcla'a correspondent with Hunter,
June 14th,says: “The line of railroad be
tween ChsirlottesvlUe and Lynchburg has
. been destroyed effectually for two miles, thus
cutting in two the rebel forces at the two
The Herald'a James river correspondent,
SOth, says: “The rebels were shelled out of
.their position at Malvern Hill (north of the
river), by the gunboat Eutaw, and located
themselves out ol range. Three of the
rebtl rams came down nearly to Dutch Gap,
and were fired upon by our monitors. The
rams steamed slowly back. Grant and But
ler were on the Agawam, to have an inter*
view with Admiral Lee, and witnessed the
The Richmond Sentinel of the 15th says of
Hnnter*s operations that, “alter destroying
a part of the Charlottesville railroad, they
struck the railroad to Petersburg, near Con
cord depot, and cat the telegraph.** “ The
purpose of isolating Lynchburg,” the Senti
vd says, “is a failure, owing to Sheridan*s
not joining Hunter.” It also claims that
Hampton whipped Sheridan.
Washington, Jane 21.— Several boats load
ed with wounded arrived here to-day from
City Point. I learn from passengers that the
position In front of Petersburg is about the
same as 1 telegraphed you last night A
rambling fire was kept up through Saturday
night and Sunday. It was reported that the
rebels made an attack on our lines Sunday
night Gen. Grant bad sent in a flag of trace
to ask the surrender of the city, but it was
rejected. Sunday wus mostly occupied by
both sides in burying the dead. The rebel
.positions around Petersburg are said to be
very strong, and . especially on the east side.
Large wharves are being rapidly built at City
Point. A steamer was fired into on Friday
evening, opposite Wilcox’s landing, by the
lebel battery on tbe north side of James
River. One shot passed through her, bntdld
no serious damage. Tbe six pieces of artil
lery captured by our forces oefore Peters
burg were brought down last Sunday to City
Point They were literally covered with
blood, showing with what desperation they
had been defended. Tbe wharf near the
month ol Aqnla creek was barnt by gueril
las yesterday.
The late Richmond papers claim a great
rebel victory in the late south of
James river. They affect contempt for
Grant’s present movements, and say If it
continues his army will be barled in Peters
burg. Gen. Gilmore arrived hero to-day.
He will await farther orders.
Hzaixjuaeters 16 tu Akvy Goars, I
In tbx Field, Jane 16, 1661. - f
While Ealdy Smith.was operating yester
day in front of Petersburg, Kautz with his
splendid cavalry division, newly mounted,
and in excellent condition for service, made
a sweeping detour to the left, and appeared
in front of the massive work thrown up to
defend tbe city on the Norfolk Railroad.
At midnight Kautz commenced to cross
the pontoon bridge, and pushing on In ad
vance of Smith, met the enemy’s pickets
alter passing over three or four miles of the
Jordan rood.
The rebel works on the railroad were
reached abont noon, and the Inevitable rebel
cavalry regiment, having again made its ap
pearance, was driven in disorder, into the
works. Gen. Kantz was in doubt whether
the rebels occupied the works in force, or
whether only a small detachment or the Pe
tersburg militia supported ibis cavalry.
He determined to test this question by a
charge, and the men were dismounted and
formed as skirmishers, with Mix’s brigade
on the right, and Spears on the left.
Three times, with nothing but their car
bines, these gallant'men charged to the very
guns of the enemy, but the latter, safe be
hind their deep ditch and their hi?h wall,
laughed at any attempt of men withpnt bay
onets to drive them from their works. The
flashes from fourteen rebel cannon, and the
smoke of nearly three hundred rebel mus
kets, exhibited the fact that the defending*
force outnumbered the assailants.
The failure of Kantz was caused entirely
by the impossibility of. cavalry carrying
works like those which he found himself in
front oft Heavy artillery and the threaten
ing bayonets of a column of infantry were
all that could make any impression on these
formidable intrenebments, fmrrisoued as they
were. It was hoped that he would oolyflnd
militia in smsll-mnnbers here; and If he bad,
few that know General Kantz, or have
watched his career, can donbt lor a moment'
that he would have entered Petersburg In tri
nznnh, and have successfully accomplished
the destruction of the Appomattox bridges.
[Correspondence of the N. Y. Herald.]
Bebotda Bcndheds, Va., June 16,1SGJ.
Maj. Gen. Gilmore, with his personal stafl
—Maj. Brooks and Cnpts. Bragg and Fro th
•lngham—left last night for Washington,
where he is to report to the Adjutant General
of the army, in pursuance of the following,
Cnr Point, Va., June 17,1661, |
Special Obsess. No. 86.—Major Gen. Q. A.
Gillmore. United Bta*ca volunteers, Is, at his own
request, hereby relieved from the command of the
10th Army Corps, serving in the Department of
Virginia and North Carolina, .to take effect and
datofrom June litb. Instant, and wilt proceed to
Washington. D. C., and report to the Admlam
General'of the army for orders. His personal
staff has permission to accompany him.
• B; command of Lieutenant General Ghaut.
T. S. Bowers, Asst. Adi- Gen.
Indiana military Intelligence.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jane 23, IBM.
Great anxiety is felt by recruits who have
enlisted in old regiments os to whether they
will be mustered ont upon the expiration of
the term of the regiment. Most of them have
enlisted with the understanding that they
would come home with the regiment, but
the Secretary off War has decided that the
service of each recruit dates for three years
from date to enlistment.
The following is the ordefr bearing npon
the matter:
Adjutant Genxxai-’s Omen,)
WaaacreroH, April 23, 1363. J
Gsmm. Obdkb No. 108.—Whenever volunteer
troops are mastered oat of service, the entire rest
meet, or othtr organization, will be credited as
mustered sc one time and place, etc.
The order is rather muddy and explains
nothing. Governors Morton and Brough
have presented the subject to the Secretary
of War,, but no result has been accomplished
bo far, although it was generally-understood
through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois that re
cruits would lie mustered out with the regi
ment. .
The 46th Indiana, re-enlisted veterans had
a reception; to-day while the artillery roared
forth a welcome, the thunders of heaven re
verberated the echoes.
Governor Morton received the veterans in
a happy speech. Colonel Bringbnrst replied,
relating the history of the regiment and ma
king a telling history.
The 18th Indiana left Washington last night,
their term having expired*' and will he here
to-morrow. Tins gallant regiment has been
in 80 battles and la now but two hundred
Captain Calvin Morgan, brother of John
Morgan, Major Chenoworth, and several oth
ers, who bore a flag of truce to Falmouth,
£y., accompanying General Hobson there to
await an answer of the "War Department as
to whether Hobson was to be exchanged for
a Bebel General,arrived to-day and are nnder
charge of General Carrington, waiting the
decision ol the War Department.
Four tons of sanitary goods were sent to
Chattanooga yesterday.
The city la full ot returned veterans.
The weather is very hot. No rain.
News from Sberman’s Army to tbe
16th Inst.— three Days Aater Advi*
, ces.—The Situation.
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.]
Caibo, Wednesday, Jane 33.
From an officer of the Bth Missouri, we
learn the following partlcnlars of the last
battle between Sherman*and Johnston. It
resulted in dividing tbe rebels from their
works and their retreat towards Atlanta.
Tbe Bth were a portion of the 15th corps,
under Gen, Logan. On the 16tb the right of
Sherman's army rested, covering Ecnesiw
Mountain, along the base of Kcncsaw Moun
tain, & range high and abrupt. The left
crossed the railroad leading from Chattanoo
ga to Atlanta, bolding the Big Sandy Ma
rietta road.
Tbe Sd division of tbe 15th, and 17th corps,
turned the enemy's right flank, holding him
where ho must fight or retreat.
He has doubtless retreated across the
Chattahoochee, eight miles distant, and four
miles from Marietta, and 23 miles from At
In front of the 15th corps the mountain is
heavily fortified by breastworks of logs and
with earthworks, behind which the 15th ad
vanced steadily for four hours, when they
carried the work and captured about 800
prisoners. Our loss was very small.
Hooker charged Fine Mountain, taking the
works after hard fighting.
He is reported to have captured a whole
brigade of rebels.
Sherman is moving carefully, hazarding
nothing, and saving his men. The army is
receiving supplies regularly and easily. The
Government mules are In excellent condi
tion, and forage is abundant.
Sherman’s entire loss In the campaign will
not exceed 11,000, many of whom are slightly
The strongest position the rebels retain Is
five miles from Atlanta, on a chain of bills.
The Grenada (Miss.) Rebel Picket contains
the following:
Atlanta, Jnne 14.—The enemy opened
slowly with artillery on our position yeater
terday alter the storm had passed, and con
tinued until to-night, and opened again this
morning and continued until the train left
Both armies are gradually moving towards
our right. Aa the rain has ceased It is sup
posed that active operations will again com
mence. Trains from the front to-day bring
few wounded*
The following dispatch from Maj. West, of
Gen. Polk’s staff, is received:
Lieut. Gen. Polk was struck by a cannon
shot to-day. and killed. Gens. Johnston,
Hardee, and Jackson were with him when
he fell.
Xlio Btlger State Copperheads In Con*
vention—Delegates to the Chicago
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Madison, Win., Wednesday, June 22,1564.
The Copperhead State Convention met in
the Assembly Chamber at noon to-day.
Fred. M. Horn was temporarily called to the
Chair and afterwards elected permanent*
President. On taking the chair ho made
brief remarks, declining, for fear of making
a muBB, to commit himaelf on any question
of the day. The Vico Presidents were, F.
Robinson, H. F. Cator, J. S. Casnent, C. P.
Fanning, H. 8, Lennls; Secretarys James G.
Jenkins, John Herron, A. P. Sumelord.
The Convention was thinly attended, only
about 150 delegates being present, niany of
them casting two votes.
The Committee on Credentials reported no
delegates present from the connties of Craw
ford, Jackson, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Er
einte, Vernon, Waupacca, or Waahara, from,
the 9th Senatorial district, comprising the
counties of Jonean and Adams, from the 10th
Senatorial district, comprising the county of
Grant, from the 19th Senatorial district, com
prising the counties of Muntewec and, Calu
met, from the Ist, 2d, Sd and sth assembly
districts of Grant county, the 3d and oth of
Rock, the Ist ano Sd of Sheboygan, Ist and
3d of Waukesha, the 3d and 3d of Winneba
go, the 2d districtj-Columbia Co., 3d district
ol Walworth-
There was considerable discussion about
the mode of choosing delegates and electors
to aa to have the honors equally divided.
The following were chosen:
Geo. U. Pad. by a vote of 127 to CO for E. Q.
r.vnn; S3 ecaumne.
Sateriee Clark, by 130 to 61 for Qeo. B. Smltb,
and 10 ecatteilng.
Geo B. Smith, by acclamation.
3d. M. Caibcer, b» 87 to 78 for T. Rodolf and 31
scattering. .
J. Lanne, J. Volmar, J. C. Gregory, and 8.
W. Graves were appointed alternate delegates
at large. •
T. Rodolf and R, Wilcox were chosen can
didates for electors at large, the latter in
place of E. G. Ryan, who was offered bat
would not take the place
The Congressional delegation agreed on the
following names,, which were adopted by the
1«< IHst— Delegates, E. G. Ryan. Thos. Falrey;
Alienates. P. U. Canncy, John Wilson; Elector,
Isaac H. Webster.
' 2'/jDW—Delegates, John Winane, A. O. Cook;
Alternate, J. G. Winslow: Elector, Q. Choree.
Zd iut— Delegates, C. Q. KodoP, P. Aroten: Al
ternates, B. F. Kay, A. Coraen; Elector. J. 8.
ilhhisf. —Delegate?, D. W. Macon, ILN, Smith;
Alternates, J. J. Hick. J. B. Baker; Elector, F.
W. Horn.
CthDUL— Deleealca, E. W. Enos. John Parker;
Alternates, S. A. Pease, John F. Honne; Elector,
Chns. Mo»ean.
rth Delegates,_W. T. Oaloway, L, P.
Uawer; Alternates, J. W. Beardsley, L. M. flaw-
Jrj ; Elector, H. T. Ramsey.
’ After an appeal had been made and referred
to tbeState Central Committee fortheestab
lishment of a boll and a Democratic paper,
and resolutions of thanks to the officers wore
adopted, the Convention adjourned, at 6
It was the most tame, spiritless affair of the
kind I ever witnessed, the proceedings
being gone through with as a mere
matter of form, with hardly a
cheer elicited by the proceedings. No
speech of any consequence was mule. No
resolutions expressive ot the sense of De
mocracy of Wisconsin in the pro lent crisis,
were adopted. The men composing it appa
rently feared to put in tangible shape the ob
noxious sentiments cherished by so .many of
them. The ultra Copperhead element strong
ly predominated, ana most of the delegates to
Chicago arc ot that stamp. Three of those
chosen from the State at large having oppos
ed the present war for the Union from the
A company for the 47tb regiment, com
prising forty-four fine looking Menomonee
Indians, was mustered into the United States
service to-day.
lowa General Nows Item*.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
DzeMoiNEe, la, Wednesday, Jane 23.
Sunday, Monday and to-day showers of
rain have extended over a. large portion of
the State, the drat we have bad here for over
seven weeks. The crops, it is believed, are
not injured by the drought.
Henry Barker, mall carrier from lowa
Falls to Eldora, was lodged in jail here last
night on a charge of robbing the mall.
Edwin Hall, one of the oldest and wealthi
est citizens of this place, was yesttriay
taken to the Insane Asylum lor the cure of
insanity, produced in his case by contempla
tion of and belief in spiritualism, and Inter
course with spiritual lecturers, doctors and
Hon. B.F. Gue, editor of the Fort Dodge
Jirpublican, is announced as a candidate for
Auditor of State, subject to the decision of
the 7th of July Convention.
The Burlington Tribune, a German paper,
comes out In b strong editorial in favor of
Lincoln and Johnson and the Baltimore plat
form. *
Opening Exercise* of Anniversary
Week* *
[Special TUspatch to the Chicago Trlbaas.]
BiooxißoroF, lix., Wednesday, Jane 32.
The examinations of the Normal Schools
were suspended this (Wednesday) afternoon
until to-morrow, (Thursday,) the time being
occupied by the conclusion of the examina
tion of the Model School, an institution in
connection with the University. The exer
cises consisted of declamations and other
oratorical exercises on the part of the pupils
and some presentations from the students to
some ofthe teachers Before dismissal the
pupils were addressed by Mr. Walton, Presi
dent ofthe State Board of Education, who
made a short but very appropriate speech.
The State Natural History Society met
this afternoon at their regular June session,
for the transaction of business, and to elect
officers to serve for the coming year. The
meeting was hot occupied by any important
business, no officers beteg elected.
natters BUUtary and Congressional.
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.!
Wasszsotok, Wednesday. June 33, ISM.
The Senate spent most of yesterday on the
Overland and Russian Telegraph bllL The
vote on taking it up was 24,t0 15. Brown,
Grimes and TenGyck made a vigorous attack
upon the section giving a subsidy ol $50,000
per annum to the company and the guaran
teeing of all government accounts over that
line. The section was finally stricken out by
21 to 16.
Teas— Anthony, Brown, Buckalaw, Carlile,
Clark, Collamer, Cowan. Fessenden, Foote, Fos
ter,. Grimes, Harlan. Lane (Kaneas), Pomeroy,
Powell. Rameav. Soulsbury, Sherman, Ten .Eyck,
Van Winkle, Willey.
Nats— Chandler, Conness, Doolittle, Harris,
Ulcke. Howard, Howe, McDongal, Morgan. Mor
rill, Nesmith, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkin
The subsidy section having thus been
stricken out, Mr. Chandler said the bill was
worthless, and be did not want it passed
His motion to kill it by laying it on the table
was lost and it then passed by 80 to 3, the
nays being Chandler, Howard, and Lane, of
As passed, the bill simply gives Collins and
bis associate the right of way and the use Of
40 acres for each one hundred miles of line,
and allows the Secretary of the Navy to give
them the use of a vessel to aasistin surveying
the route and laying the cable across the
Mr. Woshbnrne of Illinois made a very
strong speech last evenlng'against the amen
datory Pacific Railroad bill, characterizing it
as a monstrous swindle in almost every sec
tion, as detrimental to the Government and
to the advantage of an unprincipled Execn
live Committee who have got control of the
franchise for the ensuing three years, and
are using their power to the injury of stock
holders, without building any road or in
tending to build any.
Secretary Chase went to the Capitol yes
terday, and in person presented to the Con
ference Committee on the Tax bill tne letter
to which reference has already been made in
these dispatches, enforcing the necessity ot
raising more revenue than can bo derived
from the bill in ita present shape, and urging
the Increase of duty npon distilled spirits to
be two dollars, to be imposed Immediately
npon the passage of the bill. The Secretary
also recommends that the Income tax be
raised during the continuance of the war to
ten per cent.
The Committee .postponed action npon
both subjects.
Washington, Jane 21.—Since the decision
upon the bids for the seventy-five million
loan, enough offers have been made at four
per cent, premium to take up the whole
amount of the loan. This for the present,
at least, relieves the Secretary from any oc
casion to negotiate a foreign loan.
Since the Ist of Jane, 1,053 men have died
in the hospitals of this department.
John F. Potter, ex-Wisconsin member,
was to-nlgbtconfirmed by the Senate as Con
sol-General to Canada. A large number of
solicitors for that place are disappointed.
It is said that Secretary Chase stated to a
member ofsthe Finance Committee that the
expenses ol the Government for the fiscal
year, ending June SO, would bo $990,009,000,
and that the entire National debt would be
The President to-day communicated to the
Senate a dispatch dated June 10, from Tho
mas Savage, Acting Consul-General at Ha
vana, relative to the case of Don Jose Augus
tine Arguellee, and the statement that his ar
rest was sought because of his opposition to
the slave trade. It appears that Argnelics
captured slaves in the.expedition, as was his
official duty; but Instead of surrendering
them to the Govemor-GencraL be sold a por
tion of them, and accounting for them by re
porting that they had died of small-pox and
had been burned, and he bribed a curate to
attest It.
The testimony shows that 38 were sold to
one man, IS to another, and the rest were
distributed In a similar way. Captain Gen
era) Dulce, who has been so much abused by
Argnelles, has been very efficient in captur
log slave expeditions, claiming that bnt five
have escaped him daring his administration,
while four and half of another have been
captured. Consul-General Savage farther
avers that the story of Arguelles’ wife’s pres
ence in New York is not true. He represents
that these captured slaves surrendered to the
Governor General are termed “emanclpados,”
and contracts with planters at a nominal
sum arc mode for their temporary service,
bnt that great frauds are perpetrated upon
them; a common one being to report aportion
of them dead, or when other slaves die to tw
tifj to the death of “cmanclpados” by which
thev are retained in slavery.
The Inning iW’i special says it is report
ed in Congressional circles that Mr. Chase
will negotiate a foreign loan Immediately
after the passage of the $100,000,000 loan bill
now before Congress. The bill contains a
provision anthorlzlngMr. Chase to negotiate
such a loan.
Exaggerated Rebel Accounts or Stur
gis’ JXsaaier.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Caibo, Wednesday, Juno 23.
The steamer City of Alton arrived this eve
ning from below. Memphis papers of the
21st containing bo news.
From the JBuUeiin, of the 21st, we extract
the following:
The Grenada (Miss.) Behd Picket, ol the
IGth, contains the subjoined dispatches,
which arc several days later than the last re
ceived via Fortress Monroe. .
‘ Forrest, with Bell’SjfiLyons’ and Makers
brigades,’ also Johnson’s-brigade of Roddy’s
command, Rice’s and Horton’s batteries
have .whipped 12.000 ..Yankees with great
slaughter, captaring 20 cannons, 250 wagocs,
2,000 males and 2,000 prisoners. Many of
them were negroes, who fought desperately.
The enemy had 2,000 killed and wounded
Oar loss. In wounded Is heavy, from COO to
1,000. Among pur wounded Is Colonel Folk
of Bell’s brigade, Adjutant Pope, of the 7th
Tennessee, and King of Rice’s battery.
The enemy Is scattered and Forrcat la atfl l
pursuing. Heavy rains may cat off the re
treat of the enemy. The railroad and tele
graph arc uninterrupted to Corinth. The
enemy numbered two to our one. Their'in
ianlry are demolished.
General Forrest’s victory Is greater than
at first supposed. Our loss Is 150 killed and
. 430 wounded. The enemy’s loss is 1,000
killed and 3,000 captured. The balance are
scattered through the woods, still belngpnr
sued. The entire army Is destroyed. We
captured 3,000 prisoners, 250 wagons, with
supplies, ordnance stores, 2,000 small arms
and abont 20 pieces of artillery. The fight
! was stubborn. The enemy stood till knocked
down by the butts of our guns. We had 3,000
in the fight and the enemy 10,339.”
A party of rebels entered Uniontown yes
terday morning. The gunboat Morse landed
a detachment of marines, when the rebels
skedaddled to Morganfield. Several shots
were fired, but nobody was hurt. .
The steamer Belle of Memphis arrived this
evening, bringing Memphis papers to the
20th, but they contain no news.
FBOtt ST. I*ol7ls.
marlcet and military matter*.
ISpcdaJ Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
St. Louis, Wednesday, Jane 22,18 W.
Great excitement exists among gold brok
ers to-day. The first dispatches quoting
gold at 2.15, caused a stampede, and dis
patches which followe d a panic. We heard
that some lots bad been sold at 3.35, and
amidst the excitement and couftiaion we
heard that some parties were refusing to sell
for less than 3.50. No quotations can be ,
given as none are established.
The Tilth regiment Minnesota volunteers,
re-enlisted veterans, reached the city last
evening, sn route for home.
The Liberty (Mo.) of Friday says,
“we learn that a number of brushitea made
a raid into Haincaville, several days ago, tak
ing from three to five hundred dollars worth
of goods and some arms.
A dispatch from Gen. Brown, at Warrens
bnrg, to Gen. Bosecrans, says we have. had
several successful affairs with the. guerillas
on the borders of Jackeen and Lafayette,kill .
Ing Col Dick Yeager, who, with others led '
There was a report at Sedalia yesterday
morning that guerillas had burned thotovn
of Greenfield, In Dade county, dhd were ad-
vancing in force oh Warsaw. The guerillas
robbed LaClede, on tbe Hannibal acd St.
Joseph Kafirood, lately, but did not toneh
tbe track. They cross and recross every
railroad in* the State now at pleasure, but
thus far have not molested the rails. The
SL Joseph telegraph line has been repeatedly
cat by tbe guerillas and the repairers fired
Bt. Louis, June 31.—Steamer owners, not
satisfied with making a profit equal to the
whole cost of their boats in four or five
months, recently entered into a combination
to put the price of freight and passage still
higher. In consideration of their big wages,
all the licensed pilots entered into acomol
nation to pilot no boat that charged less than
the new tariff prices. Yesterday, in consid
eration of this agreement, they deserted the
Leviathan. Captain Reeder appealed to
Gen. Roeecrans. The latter directed that no
boat should leave tbe port as long os the
combination existed, and it was forthwith
broken up.
Banking and money matter* Tester*
nay—Political News.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Nxw Took, Wednesday, June 23d. tS '4.
The shorts in the gold market were again
unmercifully floored to day In settling their
maturing contracts. Brokers who had gold
to sell asked what they pleased, and quota
tions as $3.20 a 2.30 were hawked about the
There was no considerable amount sold at
ibis rate, however, and at the close the rate
was nominally 2085210 per cent, bat nobody
wanted to buy.
A meeting was held at the Chamber of
Commerce by a few of the frightet-ed deal
ers in foreign exchange, and a committee ap
pointed to proceed to Washington to get the
law modified.
Several prominent and loyal members of
the Chamber took a bold stand and defied
the machinations of the old gamblers. Some
slight change in the law so th it sterling bills
may be paid for in checks may be obtained
from Congress, bat nothing else.
The wish of truly loyal business men is to
let law develop its own effect tally before
tampering with it farther.
Many believe that when gamblers’ con
tracts ore disposed of, there w.U be a general
collapse, especially if Congress authorizes
the retirement of one hundred millions of
Treasury notes, as is proposed.
The National Democratic Convention was
postponed to-day, until August 20th.
New York, June 23.—A meeting of bank
ers and brokers to-day appointed a commit
tee to visit Washington to endeavor to te
enre the repealer modification of the gold
bilL Up to two p. m. to-day no decision had
been amved at on the question of on attempt
to postpone the Democratic Convention.
The ComsnereiaVe money article says the
gold market is in a most excited condition.
The suspension of public competition effect
ed by the gold bill has thrown the trade di
rectly into the handsof speculators, and they
now make their own prices, and have made
ad hbUvm nee of their prerogative. It was
well known that a large and short interest
was compelled to settle Its contracts for de
livery of gold during to-day and to-morrow,
and the principal holders therefore held back
for a large advance. The pressure of the
shorts only increased the quotations of hold
ers, and the process continued until at noon
the brokers were paying 235 and selling
at 236.
The effect of tbis state of affairs has been
to entirely suspend operations in foreign ex
change. Drawers do not know what to ask
and refuse to give any quotations. One large
firm in Nassau street Is asking sls to tne
pound sterling. At such rates there can be
no offers. At 12:20 p. m., gold took the
downward turn. A large lot was thro up
on the market at $2.80, which pnt down the
prices suddenly about 15 per cent. At 2:30
brokers were buying at 2:10 and selling at
2.20 ; at 3:30 p. m. about 3.03.
The Wood or Peace State Committee met
at the Astor Houee last evening. About six
ty were present. Propositions to nominate
an Independent candidate met with bat little
favor. Wood declined to commit himself for
McClellan or any other man nominated at
Chicago. Mass meetings were called for
Wednesday, in this city and other places, to
impress the Chicago Convention that the people
arein favor of peace. The committee meet
again on Monday.
The Fourth of July not to ho i>l*»
emed-Tlie Cops not to meet until
Awg. 29th.
New Tobe, Jnne 22.—At a meeting of the
Executive Committee of the National Demo
cratic Committee, held to-day, It was voted
that, in deference to the desire of a very
large number of the leading members of the
Conservative Union Democratic party
throughout the country, the meeting of the
Democratic National Convention bo post
poned to Monday, Angnst 29th, 1564, at 13
o’clock at noon, at Chicago.
(Signed) Auguste Belmont, Ch’n.
Fred’k O. Piebcb, Sec’y.
Washington, June 22.
On motion of Mr. Nesmith the House bill
to authorize the President of the United
States to negotiate with certain Indian tribes
in Oregon for a relinquishment of certain
rights secured to them by treaty was taken
np and passed.
3fr. McDOUG ALL’S, of California, joint
reto u ion beretoforeofferedin relation to the
French occupation of Mexico, was received,
and after a snort debate, ordered to lie upon
the ta'dc and be printed.
Mr. POWELL’S, of Ky., bill to prevent
military interference in elections was then
taken np.
Mr. POWELL offered amendments de
creasing the penalties for a violation of its
provisions and Inserting the words m the 9th
fine—“ Unless such military shall be neces
sary to repel armed enemies.”
Mr. POiIEROY, of Kansas, moved to add
to these words—“or to keep peace at the
polls”—which amendments were adopted.
The bill then passed—ayes, 19; nays, 10.
Mr. SUMNER, ot Mass., presented.the pe
tition of Horace Sprlgg, a colored citizen of
Washington, which represents that prior lo
April lbu3, he was the slave of John Parker
and that he had purchased in the name of
bis brother-in-law. a free mason, his daugh
ter, then a slave of said Parker, and bad paid
about s2oo—the Emancipation Commission
ers, before whom he appeared, claiming fall
compensation as the virtual owner of Mar
tha Spring, refuse to aliow the claim on the
gronnd that a slave coaid not acquire slave
property according to then existing laws,
lie asks Congress for compensation.
On motion It was resolved, the Senate con
curring, that the present session of Congress
be dosed on Thursday, th‘6 30th lust.
Mr. COX, of Ohio, sold be understood the
Senate would agree to this
Mr, DAWES, of Mags., from the Commit
tee on Elections, reported a resolution that
Chas. W. CarrJgan Is not entitled to a seat os
Representative from the sth Congressional
District of Pennsylvania, but that R. M.
Tbayeris entitled to retain the seat he now
occupies. The report was laid on the table
for the present.
Mr DAWES also made a report in the Ar
kansas election cose, accompanied by a joint
resolution, In relation to the different States
which have been declared by the President’s
proclamation to be in rebellion.
It provides that the President appoint, by
and with the advice of the Senate, a commls
slon ot three persons, residents of States
not involved In the present rebellion, whose
duty it shall be to visit, during the recess of
Congress, such Stales as have been declared
to be In rebellion and which have already,
or shall before the nest session, take meas
ures to re-establish or reorganize civil gov
ernments, and, alter a careful examination,
report to the President, for the information
ot Congress, all such evidence as may be
procured, to show whether the loyalists
have succeeded In iestablishlng a State gov
ernment, &c., and report the relative ability
of such people to maintain the same against
domestic violence.
Mr RAMSAY, of Minnesota, submitted
the following, which.was laid over; ,
RrscAved, That the Committee on Foreign
Relations are hereby instructed to consider
and report npon the expediency, of extend
ing the provisions of the treaty between the
United States and. Great Britain of June 5,
1854, 'commonly known as the Reciprocity
Treaty, to Central. British America, or the
districts north of Minnesota, hitherto des
cribed as the Selkirk Settlement and the
Territory of Hudson Bay.
Mr. JOHH3ON, of Md., presented a peti
tion of the Polish citizens, or residents of
the United States, praying that - the Polish
soldiers serving in the army of the United
Statesmsy not be returned to the Russian
Government as prisoners, but that proper
steps be taken to protect them from oat
rage. it represents that Poles, who have
heei# forced into the Russian navy, have de
serted and joined our armies, fought under
our flag,'and been tracked and found and
given up by our officer*, _
On motion of-Mr. MORGANS of N.,T,
100,000 copies of the Patent Office Report
were ordered to bo printed lor the year 1863.
Mr. NESMITH, of Oregon, called up the
House bill to authorize the President to ne
gotiate with certain Indian tribes in Oregon
for the relinquishment of ; certain rights se
cured to them by treaty. It was passed,
with an amendment, • , ~
Mr. McHOUGAL, ol CaL, introduced a
resolution in reference to foreign occnpu
'th*n which *n ftet re-a Sinus the eleventh
plank of the Baltimore platform, and moved
’that it lie on the table and be printed. ...
:. objection waamodel to Its reception.'
- - Mr McUOUGALL claimed that the objec
tion did not bold, as be bed heretofore gives
notice of hi* Intention.
The Senate by vote received the resolution.
Mr SUMNER moved to take np the Bonse
bill for the repeal of the fugitive slave law.
Rejected bv 22 to 14.
Mr-POWELL moved to take up the WU
to prevent military Interference with elec
tions for other purposes, and offered certain
The motion to take np was agreed to.
Mr. POMEROY offered an amendment,
that the military might be need for the pur
pose of keeping the peace at the polls, In
eases of disturbance.
Mr. JOHNSON, of Md . thought this bill
bad consumed too mnch time alreadv. He
tbonght this nothing less than a bill to pre
vent the President from making the polls the
sanctuary for rebels and traitors, when it
was the duty of the Government to keep
Mr. JOHNSON then defended himself from
the imputation contained in the report of
the Military Committee adversely on this
bill, that be (Johnson) was influenced by dis
appointment at the result of the election
held in Maryland, as it has been
stated nnder the control of the military.
Mr. HOWARD has already disclaimed any
pnxpose imputed to any such motive, and U
he was right in his conjecture aa to the au
thor of the imputation he waa perfectly will
ing to abide the public judgment. All
agreed that the military should not be used
to prevent the free exercise of the ballot-box
and therefore the question in the report was
simply one of fact Was or was nfli the mil
itary in the recent election In Maryland so
Mr. HOWARD, of Mich., did not wish it
to bo forth to the country that the report of
the Committee established such fact.
Mr. JOHNSON' said he understood the
honorable Senator as saying that it was
within the limit of the Government to exer
cise, by means of its military power, the
right to decide who were the proper voters
in a State election. Was not this placing
the control ot the elections entirely In the
hands of the military ?
Later from Earope.
Halifax, June 23. —Tbe steamer Africi,
from Liverpool, June Uth, via Queenstown,
12th, arrived here to-day with two days later
It is stated that the Alabama is reported
bavins: burned man; vessels lately.
Political affairs are ud changed.
Consols on the 11th, 90, i i££ , ..ox.
The Persia's news caused a fall of two per
cent in the Confederate loan, which closed ~fc
The Time* to-day has an editorial on the
Federal enlistment debate in the House of
Lords. It the matter has been exagge
rated, and believes the Federals have ob
tained but an insignificant portion of the
fighting men from the British Isles, and if
they obtained twice the number. England
could not reasonably make it, under the cir
cumstances, a'cause of war. We caa only
stop such enlistments as are illegal—that is
to eay, enlistments only, and not emigration.
If emigration ends in enlistment afterwards,
that is an event beyond our control.
Litzbfool, June 11,
EnSADBiUTTS—FIoor flat; wheat dull sad [email protected]
lower; red western 7s fldiftSa 6d; red southern 8s
Bd©Be 6d; white western Ss 6d®9a Bd. Coro, no
sales, but matuet easier. ,
PBOTIBION3— Beef quiet and unsteady; pork
dull and unchanged; bacon firm and 6d higher;
lamhenvy and [email protected] lower; lower sales ac
43a; batter doll and unchanged.
Pdodccb—The brokers’ circular reports sugar
tending upward; coflee firm; rice quiet and
LATSdT Via quratSTOWX.
Litxepool, Jane 11.—CoTros—Sales to*day
10,000 bales. Market firmer and pricos of Araen
aao slightly higher. Other brands unchanged.
Brsadstuits— Dull and steady.
Fdotisionb— Dull and unchanged.
PiiODCCE—Quiet and steady.
Citt Pbhitdcg—Thob* Bonds,—ln ycatenlaj’j
Tnrnown we gave the grounds of our opinion that
the City Comptroller had Illegally disposed of the
people’s money. In the payment of tue bills of the
Jeff Davis organ for city printing. Tost that otfl
cialhimielf had doubts of tae legality of thecUim
la evident from tbe fact that he turned the matter
over to the Finance Committee.
The following wastbecommanlcatloaoddressed
to the Common Council by the Comptroller:
CiTT ConpraoLLM's Dane* )
• Chicago. Nov. 9 IShS. f
To the Mayor aad Aldermen o the City et Chicago,
In Common Council assembled:
Tbe Bndenlgned would respectfully report that the
expeaditurea of the aitt. from April lit, 1353, to Nov.
Ist, iflßl. for printing and sutJon«rv, were *L839.59.
auo for the entire year *3,068,78, The appropriation
la tbe general appropriation ordinance of ini* year
was “for printing and stationery, I minding prtndor
ana bludingrevi»ed charter and ordinances, 17,330.01.”
Tbeexpensaoi printing and bind! ig the revl-ed eha.-
ter and ordloacees was estimated at ILsOO, leaving
bet *5.000 tor other printing and stationery.
On the Tth September last, afer three months and
mare of the matlclpal rear bad expired, tae Jom*
non Council passed an ordinance fixing the rates to
be paid for corporation nrlating at a Urge advance
npoa the rates previously pa'd, and olrecun« the in
creased allowance to be made for all printing done
after Hay Ist. 15’S. w .
We save maoe no payment for printing In corpora,
tlon newspapers since the passage of (be ordinance of
g< nf. 7th. The City Printers have now presented
their accounts for printing and blanks from May Ist
to Nor. lit. ia63. aa follows:
Chicago Times.... *S^7B. V 0
Cnlcapo Union 1AJ1.75
Stationer? and previous payments 88J.17
Total for seven months *5.619.73
This aceourt Is exclusive of printing for the Board
ol Publlc|Works,WarFnndConimlite,&c.
The account, as 50a will see. exneeds tbs entire ap.
pioprlation for tne year by 161i.72, and would leave
ns without provision for the next htb months.
I have felt It to be my dot? to report the condition
of this account to the common Connell.
The claims of the Cl»y Printers I will submit to (he
Mayor and Finance Committee far their decision, at
authorized hr are. 7. chap.9, of the revised charter.
Eet-pectfn'ly tub milted. 8. h. Haras.
2»or. Sub, IS 63, Comptroller.
The Comptroller claims that Ifc was authorized
to Issue bonds lor the payment of this claim, by
section S6, chapters, ana that he was authorized
to refer to the Finance Committee by section 7,
chanters, of the cltr charter.
Vve eee no reason to modify oar opinion of the
conduct of the Comptroller In this matter.
Kcw York Wool Market.
[From the New York Shipping List.
The activity In domestic noted at the date of our
lea*, has continued, though business U somewhat re
stricted by the paucity of sopply, and consequent
firmness of holders. Tne trade in cotton mannfic
torts Is beginning to be diverted to woolens, (which
sit relatively much cheaper) as a consequence 01 the
extraordinary rise in prices of the raw material of
the former, and nunniactorera of Wool are evidently
becoming mere anxious to secure a snpply saiQctent
to guarantee them against any possible contingency
till inch time as the new clip shall be available;
hence the activity tbU week and gradually h-rdenlng
of prices. Therein also more inonirv for foreign,
bm tbc apparent unwillingness of holders to meet
btye a at lata transactions to some ex
tent. The ideas of Western dealers appear to be a
good deal elevated, the asking nnce In some places
being generally &om sto WV cent above those car
rrctwithas. Under these circumstance*.‘he a ces
sions to sapplles in the seaboard markets are not
likely 10 be very heavy for some time at least. The
roles since our 'n*t Include ‘9">,OCC lbs at77&37>j cents;
4ft,ooe » Pulled, 78®3s; |7O biles California on private
terms; L2Md'>Laoe,6o®ss cents; 10,000 n Wished
AMcan. SG9O; IGO bales Bait India, part 85043;
41',£00 s low Provence, 23:240 bales do, 100 do On
wast ed Black Palonlca, 100 do Meatlza. 170 do Santa
Cinz Island, and 25 do Russian, on terms notrraot
pirtd. B? section 16 hatei cape. damaged, s-lda: 50
®:2H cents: and in .Mettiza do. 25K. cash.
_Neto abbettisements.
3.J EverlU'a Art Gallery Is cool and pie* rant, a flna
cerrent ol air always passing 'hrongb, 157 Lake-**.,
comer Lasaite. Cartes do Vl.Mte only two dollars
per day. WM. hi. EVKHIT T, Prop.
-1 li TEBTION.—There will be a meeting of tho
Company this (THDB3DAY) evening to take steps
la regard tc s»ncmg something to oar comrades for
a Fourth of Jn'v Dinner. Leteverv member be prr
sentwithout fall. Interesting news from the com
o-ny will De read _ _
kTIS-lt T. B. FAUNTLEBOY, President.
- C. B - COE, Bloomington, 111.,
Offers the greatest barg*lts in the country, from
Btelnway 1 * beet to those of lower prices. A first
class Plano can he bad for MBO. Mr. Copies bad an
experience 01 twentr-fiv* >B*ra In the tradV All In
■wun enta warranted to give aatlsfietion. jeiakUHt
tyl & § "f" for Iti equivalent la Gold at 2fti,
will boy a Hoxse ol 11 rooms, wMi lot 2’>xl2s feet, ou
tbe West c tde, 80.'36 South Green afreet, betwe-n
Vonroeand Adams, If applied for soon. The hooaa
wHI lent for fSOO per annum. Inquire onibeoreml.
aes. Je2»k7le-it
• S " “ dfoC,lle lO VHI«4S HALS,
Je73 kTfAlt . No. 2 North Wells street.
mediate ports.
The new and magnificent steamer
Will leave her dock, footofNorth Desrbora-eu
This (Thursday) Evening,
For partake tickets apply to
General Ticket Aunt
JNo. M Sonth ffWrk atroe*.
No is North Wells street.
This la rot the Doctor’s real lane.bat the
nsnethe Indians pave him while he was with them.
Go and see him at the . ...
TKEBOST BOISE, » SttwUr, Jllj 1.
B« can tell year disease at once. He know* what
bis rtmedlet a s he warrants a core In all eases
where ct*er pl-yslclars have failed. Go and tee bkn.
Be always cures
Fitx axi PwrxlyaU.
,BU wonderful rsmedie* for Liver comp’aJat.Br*-
DeeslaßOdOtsTrlneTWTeaaDeexcsUed. Crow**go
to turn- He has become the real Indltn u«b
’ Doctor. The Icav> b of the trees are for the heating
of ttenatlons. Noeaargeforconsol'Atinn.
he%x nbai other* mj of O-ho-wan oe-ton-a-han:
•• He give* genera! s<ui»lhetHn> *— I Jf. T, Tribune. •
*• Sc ft aarti a one vaea other pbyriciaoa jilrs ap.**
—SPo««3D Berald
‘•The e»eai lonian Doctor carries all beforealm. ,L
•*Bls rerom visits are once In e!cht weeks,*—
•• o-so-wac-EMcn-a-han is tellable, and ha* the con.
fltecee«t aU- n fTeic^raph.
••Hscnm dtswe-fc*—lTtmes.
“ Be lucres u • Ume to walk.*—{Orion.
** ibetboetiklUfal."—(Democrat.
• **Bl« remedies are haxt>U*s, vet always stem la
care. People have itrans faith m tba great Indian
mctd*-*—iPriontifla r- , .
'The Doctor** vMlts wll he OM day every four
Patients and others d*lrl«* nnsflatioa ahnld
call early, as the Doctor cfUm finds iu*noMible to
KtveMtUfift 1 ton to an who e«U cnhimdarte theism
i •• • w {'.
Nfto acbmtamrnla.
oiuuaa ui aatam,
98, 100 & 102
Randolph Street.
Last Year’s Prices.
25 Per Cent. Less,
Actual Manufacturers’ Ctafc
The !»rr#*t stock tad love«t prices Is thim cJtr tor
Adapted to til clawet
•8, 100 4c 102 Msmdolph a*.
■ -
Wo have * largo and fiat assortment of Hn
lor Ornaments, I*dio»’ Tans, Scotch VnA
articles. Ponsmoaaales, Pocket Cutlery, Toll st
Goods Choiea Cooking Articles, Ac., of tha
very teat quality.
lUIAKE BTBS&T.DrnggiiUandApOtbeTarlaa.
Bend orders at ones.
10,000 Acres
Wears paying higher prices tha* is being palft
in aother market.
Bankers and Dealer! In Land Tfarrsata.
jelsJtl» 6t w-tsam net
Keep Tour little ones in-doors, and not allow theW
lopes to Inhale pure atr? Do parentsXsowUut bev
can buy at
A Carriage for $3?
$10.60, $13.90, SH.SOaadBoTU
aft M* to S3O.
Don’t wait for tbe extreme warm weather. M 3
now obtain the benefit.
Any quantity at Wholesale & Retail
MiftttHyart SIGN OP the yanken.
Cast xrildy with Wrooght BaeklHi
The beat In use. Send for Circular.
Hill Stone*, Bolting Cloths
Foot of West Washington it., Chi caffe
Post Office Box ill. my3&c4DAtf>MD
Manufacturers of and Wholesale Dealers !a
Wrapping Paper by tbe ton or car load.
Paper Flour Sacks.
Having been appointed General Western Agents for
We are prepared to famish them la large qnanlUlew
allow rates. Wb wisbait th»x tub biit*xd*.‘
bock hives paper co.
We offer a large stock of wool and other haavr
twines at wholesale.
20 LaaaTa street.
Je2l-k578-St TUrgAaanet
rp h E
Self-Sealing Fruit Jar
fob sals by
48 Lake Street.
je3-b34Q-TB aaATunet
Patent Champion
The swift and elegant Packet,
Capt, N. 8. Green,leaves Cairo every Monday aflsr
dood.lmmediately oq arrival of the lulnol* central
Bal'road .«r*ln leering Chicago on Sialayn at •
o'clock P.M, for frelghtand omsms to
1A 2 Tremoat Exchsnca aulldla**.
Dearborn street, Chicago.
DIN. ABLE A CO . Agents, Cairo. «
Of all kinds and description, at the very lowest cask
prices. • •
a? Booth Water street.
jel3-igW-6t a-TSToet
Cross EveStcaiehtened tn onomlnnte, Deafceis ud
discLaivesffom the ear cared, Cataracts and FOan
teanvrd. Artifleisl Eyes Inserted,
the Eye and air continue, as for nine rears oast, to
receive the especial attention of Ox. UxoanwooxL
134 Randolph st., Chicago. jelft-h3S4staA*a-r woman
ibwih* Monr.
Ho. • Bomrd of Tr*de Hoitdtoib
P.0.80x ira.
Ml Bakers, 3W Boath Water, corner ot
. ieU~hMMI aa Tcsrmsi " •
Loans maxwe on ; r
For on* lo BAlk?* B iSS
TO »■>!>
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m quauty janx> fit*
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