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The raid into Maryland looms larger, and
old familiar names begin to re-appear in the
dispatches. “Barbara Frctchle,” If still liv
ing, may recite Whittier’s fine lines out of
the garret window to the rebels in “ Freder
ick town.” The burghers of Hagerstown,
sweating with fear, have paid ransom, and
the wave of war rolls again toward the
Pennsylvania line. Well, and was not this
precisely the warning given months ago.
Our army lines were strained, a blue dike
About the angry waves of the rebellion. It
would have been only prudence to have boild
fed a second parallel dike of fresh troops
ready for just such emergencies. We should
have had'DrrE Hcndbed Thousand well
trained troops in reserve ready to pour upon
the rebel advance. We arc now resorting to
militia and raw levies to oppose the move
ment of gannt and war worn rebel veterans.
Wc-ehal] beat-them back of, course. The
raid will end like the others, hut it will cost
us more, far more than if we had accepted
nnd observed oil the omens which warned us
long ago fbnt- we had not men enough.
We do not believe that the rebel force in
3dary land is a formidable one, but it will be
strong enough to require some vigorous
treatment, which Hnnter and Wallace- and
Slgel have ere this fallen diligently
about The fat kinc and sleek
horses of lower Pennsylvania are
doubtless ere this streaming distressedly
northward while the sluggish farmers are in
doleful fear. The rebels will aid ns in this
movement, though' the remedy be a rough
one. Armed men will spring up for all the
dragons teeth they sow in Pennsylvania, and
the expedition will cost them sore. There
never yet was a rebel raid which did not
bring its projectors and participators togrifcf
The wave fell on a rock. The rock was wet,
hut the wave was wasted.
We surrender a great amount of onr space
In this issue to the details ol tbe recent sea
fight and victory of the Kearsarge. Just
above Concord, New Hampshire, overlook
ing the beautiful Contoocook Volley, stands
the lone outpost of the White Hills, Mount
Kearsarge. It le not one of the White Moun
tains, bot only picketed for tbem at a
lance. In the greater presence of Mount
Washington, Kearsarge ’wonld .be only a
modest-eminence. Let our British cousins
accept the symbol, Tbe floating Kearsarge
Is a shining naval picket of oars, bat we
have larger, than her, and bettor, not more
gallant . He who should stop at Kearsarge,
and rest from seeing tbe White Hills, would
not commit a graver blander than .be who
mistakes her noble little .naval tiarnf*akft for
tbe floating giants of onr navy. . , "
The baked meats at Southampton would
have lacked the appetizer not even Worces
tershire scnce could snpply, and Semmes sud
denly found he was not hungry.'‘The side
dish of the Kearsarge In enfJets. 'and tbe
American Eagle in fHcasee were spoiled in
the cooking. It was an attempt at too mnch,
the fowl was too large lor the spit, the- ox
too big for the batcher. So the world has
one dinner the less.
Then; is a grin all over the face of Gen.
Wasbbume’s recent order elsewhere given,
treating a select party of secesh Memphians,
and other Tennesseans of rebel proclivities
to free rides, over the railroads of that mili
tary district. It will work a perfect core,
and firing on trains will cease now. Gen
eral, gather up a'squad of rebs and similarly
protect steamboat navigation. Let no steam
cr go up or down the river without its
•‘guard” of prominent secesh. That is the
only way to make these gentry of any value,
nudgoes, to prove that an all-wise Provi
dence has created nothing in vain.
The funeral obsequies of tbe late lamented
Chandler, killed at Keoesaw at tbe head of
his brave 88th Illinois,'took place in this
city yesterday. Never was the- tribute of a
soldier’s ftmeral more worthily paid. There
Wa« sadnvss at the lose to a large circle of
attached friends—at the loss to the cause.
This is an hoar of sacrifices. The best and
noblest are being laid on the altar of the
country, and snch was the honored dead
yesterday given to the earth In this city.
We are glad to know that the BSth Illinois
regiment, now in Sherman's army, whose
gallant and lamented Colonel commanding
was buried from Bryan Hall yesterday, is
still in good and most soldierly hands.' Coh
Frank Sberman has for some time past com
manded the brigade. The vacancy bv the
death of Lieut CoL Chandler will be filled
by the promotion of M »jor Geo. W. Smith,
of this city, one of the finest young officers
Chicago has sent to the war, recently recov
ered from a severe wound, and now with
his regiment in the field.
Gold 2J2,271, 207, 273,273, 273, sheepishly
Ebyat progress, but still getting forward,
while the whole tribe of Prices Cur
rent go sheepishly after, for where one
sheep leads the way you have *:.*cn what the
rest do. A reason for this continued high
flight-of gold is, with some ground of prob
ability, urged as tbe persistent determination
of the Ting of gold operators to force the
President Into signing the repeal of the gold
hill, a measure still waiting his signature.
The destruction of the corsair Alabama is
an especial blow to British pride. Her his
ton forms one of the most startling chapters
in the history of this war. It is begun,
flanked, edged and filled in with British co
operative sympathy with our enemies.'
British bunds built her in a British shipyard,
fibe was British from truck to keelson.
British guns frowned over her British look
ing sides. British training and skill was be
lieved to hive culminated in her model and
armament. A British crew was pat on board
ofllterally ezceHmt experience, fortheforeign
accounts,*now say that tbe best of them re
ceived their training on the British school
ebip Excellent. When this British monu
ment of British aid to tbe rebellion was
ready, the British lion lazily yawned so wide
as to shut both his eyes, as is the wont ofthe
animal, and a British Cun order Captain, aid
ed by a select British party of excursionists
look the pirate craft to sea, and left her In
rebel hands. Thej Confederates gave her
nothing bat & few of the negro driving chi
valry to fill the officers’ mess. All the rest
was British.
The British pet, bearing at first tbe flaunt
ing insolence of a name perpetuating tbe fact
that two hundred and ninety British sub
scribers paid for her construction and outfit,
sailed from Liverpool on the 29th of July,
18C2. Her career of piracy and rapine on tbe
high seas lacked only ten days of two yean
duration. She was destroyed by tbe Kear
sarge, in tbe battle of her own seeking, on
the 19th of Jnne, 18G4. In all thftt time
stained with treacherous piracies on nearly
one hundred of our merchantmen, masking
her movements under the flags of all nations
—used at will, the Alabama has never lacked
British aid and sympathy. British ports all
round the world have been her harbors of
refuge. British Consuls everywhere have
been her shipping agents and correspond
ents. British dockyards have kept her In
repair, British coaling stations never turned
her empty away, British editors gave her
Storing headlines, and to her exploits the
gleeful display of job type. In all her course
l>be has been fed, harbored, petted and pro
tected by British sympathizers with the re
The end is worthy the beginning of this
British pet. A banquet is prepared at South
fimptop to dine and wine the winner of the
anticipated victory over the Kearsarge and
the in croof t/ie Halabama" would have been
the nine days* toast and wonder of the British
Isles. It is lamentable, from a British stand
point, that these preparations were all for
naught. All that British sympathy could do
was to drag the hall strangled pirate drip
ping from the brine,*conceal him tinder an
old sail, and steer for British soil, swearing
In an under tone British oaths, at least while
the Kearsarge was in sight.
"We could quote high authority for the
Statement, that had the Kearsarge been made
to strike her flag in the English channel, one
wave of Joyons ovation to Semmes would
have swept through the United Klngdom.
London and Liverpool would have been Illu
minated, and in their streets British sympa
thizers with the rebellion, would have gone
reeling drank with delight These are pUln,
simple facts not to be concealed. Oar diplo
mats abroad know It, thongh they do not put
It Into their letters intended for publication
in the bine book. Our. residents abroad
attest it, In every letter they write home.
Chagrin and disgust sits upon British laces
when Grant pushes . Lee, when Sherman
strikes a telling blow; while British delight
stands ready to be unloosed at every dip of
our flag and fortunes. Giving oil honor and
credit to the exceptions among the people
and press of England, the rule is too well
established to be controverted.
It Is upon such a history of the British
pirate, and with such a state of British tacts
originating and Busts lnlngjber, that the thun
ders of the Ecanarge’s guns have hpken la
unpleasantly. This British built, British
manned, British armed, war vessel, has been
out-sailed, out-fought, and. sent under the
blue water, by a Federal war vessel of actu
ally less size, but about the same tonnage, in
a square open sea fight, happily so located
that the incident becomes essentially British,
for the carcase ol her bird of prey Is sent
home to her.. The Brltish-liou has his eyes
wide open now, and the end is not ys£. His
. pirate has destroyed one hundred pf oar
vessels and twenty millions worth of mer
chant property. . Wc shall send him tho.hlll
by and by and ask a settlement, and there
will he ringing in his ears the sound of still
Ibis'scafight of the Kearsaige.
To com up then. The history of the British
pet shows that in this war for the perpetuity
of this nation, we shall hare not even the
moral aid of strict British neutrality.' We
must finish our fight alone, even in the lace
of open British sympathy in aid to the reb
els. We shall so finish it, .and treasure up
in the national mind these little British traits.
There is never anything of the kind lost
History keeps a scrap hag, and all those
pieces will find mates and matches by and
by. We can wait
Further Interesting Details
and Incidents.
The ships were well matched in every re
spect, being nearly of the same tonnage and
number oi guns. If there was any differ
ence it was in favor of the pirate, who car
ried a buttery of eight 33-pounders of 5,G00
weight und one lOOpounder rifle, one 63-
pounder, and one 24 pounder rifle. The Hear
sarge carried a battery of eight guns—viz.:
two U-lnch guns in pivot four 83-pounders
In broadside, one 20-pounder rifle, undone
24-pounder howitzer .In the action, in all
probability, the Keorsarge did not use her
20-ponnder ho witzer. We give in the follow-.
Ing table a comparison of the weight of metal
thrown by each ship. It will be seen that
the difference is very, small; probably two
ships never met better matched in guns. In
.men the case was different; the crew of the
Alabama were graduates of Her Britannic
Majesty's gunnery ship Excellent the pride
of the British navy, whQe that of the KeaN
sarge was made up from the inland towns of
the United States, sever trained in a gunnery
or any other ship. The gunnery training of
the Englishmen availed them nothing, as
with all their firing (one hundred and fifty
rounds) they wounded only three Yankees,
and damaged the Kearsarge bnt little, while
tbe “untrained” Yankees sank the pride of
the Britishers and rebels. *
. The following is a table of the armaments
of the respective vessels.
„ w»>isiit or Weixiit cf
No. _ Claw. ‘ Shell, lbs. Shot, IDs.
8 83-ponDden, e*oh ti a
l XwpuDOder rule.... 100 saw
1.. 68-XK>nsder 51# C 7
1 .24-poooder rifle..... 20 St
13 cans....Total wefebt Aft# * 415#
Wochtof broadside metal (seven sons), shell, 2*3#
Wejßbtof Weight of
No. Clss*. ' Shell, IM. Stool, lb*.
2....... IMtscß, each.. „...195 ISO
4 .S2-poQce«rp.&7cwL,eacb. 26 S3
L...... Stf-poaoder rif1e........... 18# none.
t AJ-poaoder howitzer 2t) ' aoae.
6 sons . Total wd*bS <l4# 423
Wclebtoi broadside metal (sir gun 0, sbeß, Sst lb j
ebot, 864.
- BbtU,tb*. Shot, lb*.
E»«r» *rge’« brosdfide 883 aci
Alabama’s br0*0a1ue,....*........,'4 , R# Sid#
Deduct from Keftrrargcr’s for
howitzer....;.. so -
68# - - 43#
These ffccto and flrore* are worths of the attention
of onr t;*n*-Ail«otic neighbor*. They would CO well
to lake * leeron from n» in time.
The English have always claimed a high
rate of speed for the Alabama, and, a* she
possessed this great requisite in naval war-
Ikrc, ol* coarse she had tbe advantage of her
opponent The Kearsarge has been cruising
for tbe Alabama for two years, and has been
denied entrance to ports for the purpose of
repairs to her hull and machinery. There
fore it is fair to presume that she was in no
first class condition to go into an action.
While tbe Alabama,'” being built, manned
and armed in England, has bad opportunities
to rebt unmolested, and was in a prime con
dition for an action,-or she would never have
courted a contest with tbc Yankee. With
the bare exceptions of tbe trifling weight of
metal and the skillful evolutions of theKear
sarge, the Alabama bad everything in her fa
vor. Tbe result proves what we have al
ways said—when these two vessels met the
pirate would be the sufferer.
The sides of the Kearsarge were'trailed &U
over with chain cables. Between the colls
and under .the planking were stuffings of
oakum, pitched. A great portion ot the sides
were invulnerable. Mh 1 Mason, the Confed
erate envoy, regrets tbe loss of the Alabama,
but docs not consider that Captain Semmes
was in the slightest degree to blame. The
tight, be'soys, was simply a mistake on the
part oftheConfederatecommauder. Semmes
has often been twitted for avoiding armed
Federal*, and for gallantly attacking utterly
unarmed merchantmen in genuine pirate
style. When he was challenged by the com
mander of tbe Kearsarge, everybody in Cher
bourg, it appears, said it wonld be disgrace
ful it he refused the challenge, and this,
coupled with his belief that the Kearsarge
was not so strong as sheTreally proved to be,
made him agree to light. The gunnery of
both war-shi; s is said by the Deerhound peo
ple to have been very fine.
. Kow that we have noticed the - vessels, it
becomes our gratifying duty to speak ot the
gallant men who showed the British and
French spectators, as well as the world at
large,, what Americans can do. - The follow
ing is a list qf t the officers of the Kearsarge:
Cajdatn— John A. Window, of Massschasetts. ‘
Zieyiehant Commander— James S. Thornton, of
KeWnampshire. . ..
M. Brown, of 3few Hampshire.
■Pct-mtwftfr—Joseph A- Smith, of Maine.
AalnffMarten— fil»cnM.S»ddard, ofKewTork;
Cavlt) B. Sumner.
Engineer* —Chief. Wm. H. Cnwhman. of Pennsvl
vanla; Second Assistant, Wm. H. Badlanu-of Mas-
Bscnasette; Third Assistants. Frederick L, Miller
and Sidney I*. Smith, of Massachusetts; Henry
McConnell, of Pennsylvania.
Acting Master's Jfo/e—William Harper Yeaton,
of .
Zoatnccdn —James C. Walton, of Pennsylvania.
Acting Ovnner— Franklin A. Graham, ot Penn
sylvania. « •
Capt. John A. Winslow entered the navy on
-tbe Ist of January, 1827, having been appoint
ed from North Carolina, although a citizen of
Massachusetts. He joined the filoop-of-war
Falmouth, then attached to the West India
squadron, where be remained until 1831, when
be waa sent to the New York Naval School
for a few months, when he was warranted as
.a passed midshipman, hearing date April 28,
1833. He was then ordered lor duty at Bos
ton. In 1836 he was on the coast of Brazil in
the sloop Erie. Throe years after he was at
tbe rendezvous at Boston. On the 9th of De
cember, 1830. be was promoted to be a lieu
tenant. Iml&il he was ordered to the steam
er Missouri. In 1819 be was attached to the
sloop Saratoga, on the Home squadron; from
thaltimenntiilfis2.be was watting orders;
then be was ordered to tbe frigate St. Law
rence, flagship, where be remained a long
On the 14th of September, 1855, he was
commissioned a commander and ordered to
tbe rendezvous at Boston. Id 1859 he was re
lieved and awaited orders. In 1801 be was ap
pointed lighthouse inspector. In 1803 he was
ordered to tbe Mississippi flotilla, and subse
quently be was ordered to Portsmouth to
command the Kearsarge, which position he
has filled with credit and honor in tuc past
as well as in the action with the Alabama.
He has been at sea one year and ten months
in the Kearsarge, being a total of nearly eigh
teen years. For over eight years hb perform
ed shore duty, and for eleven years he was
unemployed. He has been over thirty-seven
years in the service of his country, and his
last set will ever be remembered rin naval
London, Jnne 28, 18G4.—Mr. Mason, the
representative of the rebel government. ~ho«
sent a copy of this report td‘ the London
Capt Semmes says that In an hour and ten
minutes tbe Alabama was found to be in a
sinking state, tbe enemy's sheila having ex
ploded on her sides and between decks.
For a few minutes he had hopes of reach
ing the French coast; but the ship filled rap
idly and the furnace fires were extinguished.
Captain Snmues says: I now honied down
colors to prevent tbe further destruction of
Hie, aud dispatched a boat to inform the cue
my of our condition. Although we Were
now but four hundred yards from each other
tbe enemy fired at me five times after colors
bt& te<m struck. It is charitable to suppose
that a shlp-oi-war of a Christian notion could
not have done this intentionally. v
Some twenty minutes after my furnace fires
bed been extinguished, and the ship being on
the point of sinking, each man. In obediance
to a previous order which had been given to
the crew, Jumped overboard and endeavored
to save himself.
There was no appearance of any boats
coming from the enemy after the ship went
down. I was fortunate myself in escaping,
to the shelter of the neutral flag oh board
Hr. Lancaster’s yacht Deerhound, together
with forty others.
The pirate Alabama, alias 299, was built by
the British, a few months before her use for
piratical purposes, at Liverpool or Birken
head, and left herport in August,lßC2. She was
about 1,200 tons burden, draught about 14
feet. Her engines were from the establish
ment of Laird & Jones. She was a. wooden
vessel, about 210 feet long, rather narrow,
painted black outside and drab inside; had a
round stern, bullet-head, very little shear,
flush deck fore and alt, a bridge forward of
the smoke-stack, carried two large boats on
cranes amidships forward of the main rig
ging, two whale boats between the mam
and mlzzen masts, one small boat over the
stern on cranes, the spare spars on a gallows
before the bridge and. foremast, which ap
peared above the rail. She carried three
long 83-pounders on a side, and was pierced ,
for two more amidships, bad a 100-pound
rifled pivot gun forward of the bridge,auda
CS pound pivot forward on the main deck;,
had tracks laid forward for a pivot bow gun,.
and tracks aft for a pivot stem chaser. Her
guns were of the Blakeley pattern, and mann
luctnred by Wasley & Preston, Liverpool.'
She was bark-rigged, and had very long lower
masts.- The general appearance of the hull
ami sails was English. She took most of
her armament and crew and most of her offi
cers on board nearTerceira, Western Islands,
from on English vessel. Her crew were
principally English—the officers Chivalry of
of the South.
On the 29th of July, 1863, at o’clock a,
m., the Alabama, commanded by Capt; AL J.
Batcher, formerly of the Canard service, left
the Mersey, having a number* c# ladies and
gentlemen on board, ostensibly for a trial
trip; she anchored inMoelfmßay-the game
evcnlzg, and- transferred her visitors to a
steam tug. She remained In the bay, ship
ping hands, until the Slat, when her officers;
learning that the custom authorities had
orders to detain her, at 3 o'clock in the morn
ing got her under weigh, and she.started off
on her first .cruise; On.thelOthot August
she reached Porto Pzaya, in the island of
Terccira (Azores). Here she met the ship
Agrinina, of London, Capt McQueen, from
whom she received her guns, stores, ammu
nition, &c. ; also the steamer Bahama, having
on board Commander Baphad Semmes, and
the officers pi the xebel steamer Snmter. On
the 24th of August, Capt Sammes took for
mal command of the Alabama, and after pat
ting Cants, Bullock and Butcher ashore, she
proceeded on her way, having a crew of
officers and eighty-five men;
since which time she has captured and de£
etxoyed upwards of eighty vessels.
[Pans Correspodccce N, T. Times.)
In one of the -many conversations the
American Minister has been obliged to hold
with the French Government on the subject
of the asylum which is furnished to the reb-
Mels in the french naval ports, Mr. Dayton, I
am told, said to the Foreign Minister that
all that was wanting to complete the hospi
tality of France toward the rebels was to
give refuge to the Alabama; that then they
would have given aid and protection to the
whole Confederate navy, and he terminated
by saying that this vessel, knowing how its
mates baa been received m France, would no
doubt soon enter a French port to demand
the hospitality which has been accorded the
others. To this the Foreign Minister is said
to have replied with great energy tint it
would not be permitted, that-he would not
allow the Alabama to come in, and that their
ports should not be made a place of common
resort for these vessels.
This was three months ago. At that time,
although watching with Interest the course
tf the Alabama, wc Aid not anticipate so
early a vi-it from her. Only a fortnight ago
Mr. Forbes, of Boston, arrived from Shang
hai, and gratified ns all by assuring ns that
we wonia never see the Alabama again in
European waters, for that she was badly
used up by her long and active service, and
from this tact and the fact that the maritime
interdictions against her In the East had been
made very severe, she would probably be
sold there.
We were therefore not a little astonished
to find that the Alabama was in the port of
Cherbourg, and that, she had made the ran
from the East In the remarkably short time,
for a vessel in her condition, of a hundred
days. So impossible did it seem, that when
she entered tbe port of Cherbourg lost Fri
day week, both the American Vice Consul
at that place and the Maritime Prefect tele
graphed to Paris that it was tbe Florida.
Immediately the American Minister tele
graphed to Capt Winslow, of the Kearsarge,
then lying in one of the ports of Holland,
and to the old sailing frigate St Louis, sap
posed to be at Cadiz, to repair immediately
to Cherbourg, to catch the pirate if possible.
The Kearsarge arrived at once, bnt the St
Louis bad not'yet had time to arrive at the
moment of the fight
Hie American Minister also protested at
once to the French Government against the
admission of tbe Alabama, and reminded tbc
Foreign Secretary of bis previous promise In
regard to this Teasel. Tne American Minis*
ter conld with more jnstlcc protest energeti
cally In view of tbe fact that:the Alabama
did not come Into a French port under stress
of ■weather; she seemed to have struck a
straight line from the Cape to Cherbourg;
sbe did not turn either to tbe right or to
the left; she did not attempt to go into
cither the porta of EogUnd. or of
Holland, or of Belgium, or of Spain, or of
Portugal, as she might have done with the
same facility. Mr. Dayton therefore made a
most apt and most forcible point in declar
ing to the Foreign Minister that, by his in
dulgence, the rebels were using French ports
exactly as If they were their own, that they,
paid no regard to theatres? of weather clause,
and that such had been the hospitality shown
them In France that they were foot learning
to make it their only rendezvous.
The result of this protest was that Semmes*
alter the thing bad gone through the “ cir
cumlocution offlce,’ F received a notice from
the Maritime Prefect to leave, as soon os he
had provisioned and coaled, and not to watt
for repairs, as he hod expected to do. ’ Aa
soon as this'order was .sent to Semmes, Mr.
Dayton sent his son. Mr. Wm. Dayton, Jr.,
•with Instructions to Capt, Winslow to make
preparations for a tight, forthat Semmes had
been ordered out and would be obliged to
go- ‘ - . • ...
Capt. Semmes, finding* that he had no
alternative, determined to. put the best face
on the matter, and to make as much capital
for himself as possible.* He therefore wrote
a letter to the Maritime Prefect, requesting
him to inform Capt. Winslow that he con
sidered the lattera conduct in pretending to
He off and blockade him in a neutral port as
an Insult (I) and that he intended to come
out and drive him off. Winslow replied;
“Let him come out and trv it” Both par
ties made their preparations accordingly.
Semmes, whose business It was to run and
not to fight, was so badgered and worried
by the taunts of our side, by the pats on the
back of bis friends and sympathizers, and by
the restrictions of tbe French authorities,
that a less brnre man than he would have
been driven by desperation to fight; and
Captain Winslow, who properly estimated
all these circumstances, felt perfectly sure
that Semmes .was going to fight. Semmes
left all his valuables in the bauds of the Bra
zilian Consular Agent on shore, and alter In
viting bis friends to come out and see the
fight, went to sea.
The Moniieur and other secession sheets
say that the contest was an uneqoal one, and
this in the face of the boast of-Laird and
other bombastic English ship-builders, that
the Alabama could either whip or 'out-run
tbe Kearsarge, and that. Capt. Becomes de
manded nothing better than a trial of the
qualities of the two boats.
'lParis Correspondence of the London News.] •
■ Niue miles at sea is hut a little distance on
a flue day, and fifteen hundred Parisians who
had arrived at Cherbourg by an excursion
train to see the new Casino had a capital
view of the combat. Captain Semmes meant
to fight all along, and intended to board the
Kearsarge. On Thursday last, he entertained
a large party on board the now extinct Ala
bama, and showed with pride to the ladles
who dined with him, the boarding hatchets
and sabers (fresh ground) which were dis
played on deck. • He left with, the Brazilian
Consul all his gold, his papers, forty-five
chronometers, and his will. Mr*/ Semmes
was in Paris yesterday, hut has now probably
§ one to Join her husband in London. The
reach Government papers—all favorable to
tbe South—lament the loss of-the famous
corsair, the Alabama. - ■
To the Editor of tbe Loudon Times:
Herewith I send you a copy of my log re
specting the engagement between the Con
federate steamer Alabama and tbe Federal
steamer Kearsarge:
Sunday, Jnne 19,9 A. M.—Got up steam
and proceeded out of Cherbourg harbor.'
10:30—Observed the Alabama steaming out of
the harbor towards the Federal steamer
Kearsarge. 11:80—The Alabama commenced
firing with her starboard battery, the dlstaffce
between the contending vessels being about*
oneznjle. Tbe Kearsatge Immediately replied
with her 8 tar beard guns; a very sharp, spir
it* d firing was then Kept np, shot sometimes
being vailed by shells. In the maneuvering
both vesst Is made seven complete circles at a
distance of from aqutfter to balfft mile. At
tnelve a slight inUnnlssion was observed in
the Alabama’s firing, the Alabama making
h»ad soil, and shailcg her course for the
land, distant about Hue miles. At half-past
twelve observed the Alabama to he disabled
and in a sinking stite. We Immediately
made towards her. and on passing the Kear
sorgo were requested to assist in saving the
Alabama’s crew. At ten minutes to one,
when within a distance of two hundred yards,
the Alabama sunk. -We then lowered our
two boats, and, with the assistance of the
Alabama’s whaleboat and dingy, succeeded
in saving about forty men, Including Capt.
Semmes and thirteen officers. At Ip.m. we
steered tor Southampton.
I may state that, before leaving, the Kear-
B&rge,was apparently much disabled. The
Alabama’s loss, so far as at present ascer
tained, in killed and wounded, &c., was os
follows, viz; One officer and'one man
drowned, six men killed, and one officer and
sixteen men wounded. Captain Semmes re
ceived a slight w*ound in the right hand. The
Kcarsarge’s boats were, after some delay,
lowered, and, with the assistance of a French
pilot boat, succeeded in picking np the re
maining survivors. Jons Lancaster.
Steam Yacht Beesh'ouku, of?-Cowes, i
, Jane 19.1864. f
. (Correspondence of the New York Herald.]
Captain Semmes is the hero of the hour.
As one of the dallv papers expressed It, he
“is thoguest of England.” And beforehe
had been on shore forty-eight hours arrange
ments were made forfornisfaibg him another
ship, more swift and powerful than the ill
fated craft that has Just met each a righteous
retribution in Cherbourg bay. A gentleman
told me yesterday -he bad seen the steamer
that was now fittlngout for Captain Semmes
here in the Thames: 'And he added that she
would be put under hU command in such a
way that the Government could not possibly
Interfere. I b.elieve every word of this is
true. I ‘ ‘ ■
There is a malignant spite in this English
metro polls,'.coupled with a love of gain, that
would rig bnt and anna hundred Bahamas,
utterly regardless of public morality, nation-'
al right or public policy,
A gentleman of my acquaintance had a long
conversation with the second officer of the
Alabama, and he gave nlm these particulars.
The arrangement was made at Cherbourg
with the Captain of the yacht Deerhonml to
§o out' and witness the fight, and rescue
emmeslf he were defeated. 1 The officer also
said they bad only four or ' five days 1 provis
ions on hoard, and the French Government
had forbidden them a supply; so they had to
go out and meet the Kearsarge, or have the
ship sold and the crew disbanded.. Trusting
in that luck which bad ever attended his craft,
the bold buccaneer sailed out—to meet more
than his match..
If Captain Wilkes exceeded Ills duty in
taking Mason and Slidell from the Trent, then
Captain Winslow is somewhat to blune in
allowing Semmes to escape. But some of his
apologists may reply that he inquired after
Captain Semmes. of the first boatload of
wounded and prisoners that came on board,
and was told be was drowned.
•In a few days a new Alabama!, and part of
a new and part of the old crew, will be cutting
the salt sea foam at a speed of sixteen knots
an hour, sinking and horning what few mer
chant vessels *■ yet remain under the Stripes
and Stars,” and fitted oat as before with
British gold, mounted with British guns and
supplied with British shot and shell, and ac
companied by the malignant joy of ninety
nine hundredths of Englishmen.
[Correa. N. Y. Tlmca.]
And now here arises two important ques
tions. One relates to the prisoners brought
into Cherbourg, and the other to those car
ried into Southampton. The prisoners
brought Into Cherbourg, many of whom are
Frenchmen, demanded to he paroled, and
Capt-{Winslow, who was crowded for rooa),
also desired to know of the American Minis
ter if be could not parole them. Mr. Payton
telegraphed to bis son and to Capt Winslow
that the prisoners could not be paroled, and
that they must be held till the St. Louis ar
rived, and then conveyed to the United
In regard to Captain Sammea and the other
prisoners carried Into Southampton, Captain
Winslow claims them as his prisoners, aod
Mr. Payton has advised Mr. Adams to de
mand theirrenditlon. Captain Winslow bad
ample time and means to pick up all the offi
cers and men of the Alabama, bat the boats
of the English yacht ran in and actually stole
them away, as If acting npon a prearranged
plan, thus constituting a clear case of inter
vention. Captain Semmes and party did not
therefore escape. They were stolen away by
a party whff'was indirectly interfering in the
fight. There was no wish on the port of
Captain Winslow to see Captain Semmes
drowned. On the contrary, he would have
soon taken up Semmes’ boat load himself.
The London Tima 1 is puzzled to know why
. Capt. Semmes came out with a ship just re
turned from along cruise, and mnch in want
of repair, to encounter a far~larger, better
manned,' better armed, provided, as it turned
out, with some special contrivance for pro
tection, and quite likely to be as well han
dled as his own ship.
The Tfmrs’ in its account of the action,
states that, as the guns of the Alabama hod
been pointed for 2,000 yards, and the second
shot went right through the Kearsacge,' that
was probably the distance at first. ’ Tbe ships
were never nearer than a quarter ■of a mile.
The Alabama fired the quicker—in all about
150 rounds. The Kearsarge fired about 100,
chiefly 11-inch shells. One of these shells
broke the Alabama's rudder, and compelled
her to hoist. sail. By this time, however,
alter about an hour's work, the Alabama was
sinking, and could only make the best of her
way in the direction of Cherbourg. To all
appearances the superiority of the Kearsarge
lay partly in her guns, and, ol coarse, some
what in her more numerous crew, bnt not
less in her powerful machinery, which en
abled her to move more quickly and maucp
ver more easily. *
There appears to have been a very respect
able allowance of killed, wounded and miss
ing, and among the latter is an English sur
geon, who is supposed to have gone to the
bottom in tbe midst of his bleeding patients.
Exactly an bbnr elapsed from the first shot
to tbe moment when It became obvious that
the vessel was sinking;'when, indeed, the
rudder was broken and the nres were pat
• That is the pace at which our naval en
gagements wm be fought for tbe future. In
this instance the pace was all tbe-quicker,
because the guns bad start of the ships—tbe
guns being the new artillery—the ships
On board the Alabama all the hammocks
were let loose and arrangements hadxbeen
made for sinking rather than that she should
bo captured. As fhr as It is known, not a
relic of the Alabama is in the possession of
her successful rival.
A gentleman here remarked to Captain
Semmes that it was a wonder the Kearsarge
' did not run him and his crew, down when
they were, struggling In tbe water, but tbe
Captain admitted that tbe Federal command
er acted humanely and according to the laws
•of civilized warfare. Some of the Deerhound
sailors say that the Kearsarge fired four
times at the ‘ Alabama after she bad surren
dered, but from all-inquiries I have made I
have reason to believe this Is an error. One
11-inch shell from the Kearsarge fell on the
Alabama’s deck without, exploding, <md was
thken up and thrown overboard. When the
Confederate ship was sinking, her First
Lieutenant toldihe men to jump overboard
with something in their hands, an oar or any
other portable object. Captain Semmes is a
capital swimmer. Tbe wound in bis hand
was caused by a' splinter from a shell, and,
being in the water so long, the wound,
though trifling at first, became inflamed. He
Is going‘into the country for a few days to
recruit his health.
.Washikgton, July s.—Admiral Lee, com*
manding tbe North Atlantic blockading
squadron, in oxilspatch to tbe Navy Depart
ment, under date of Jnlyl, says that since
July 24,-1803. forty-two steamers have been
captured or destroyed by tbe blockadera of
bis squadron. Taking the average tonnage
of these vessels at SOtTtons, and assuming the
capacity of an army wagon at one ton, there
has been a loss Inflicted on the' rebel supply
. system equivalent to tbe capture or destruc
tion of a train of 12,000 wagons.
The Department has received coznmuni
.cations from Admiral Dahlgren announcing
■ the capture of the sloop Julia bv the United
States steamer Nipsic, on tbe 27th of June,
off Tapelo Sound. Her cargo consisted of 90
bags of salt.
A communication has also been received
announcing tbe destruction of tbe English
steamer Bose, of London, bound from Nas
sau;- N. P., by tbe United States steamer
Wamsutta, off Polly’s Island; S. C. When
first discovered, she was attempting to es
cape, and in doing so Was run ashore. The
crew—about twenty—made their - escape by
getting off in small boats. She had no cargo
of any importance on board, and itis thought
it had been sent ashore In small boats while
lying off tbe coast
Loss of the United States Store
Ship Courier*
New York, June 6.—The United States
steamer Courier, Commander S. C. Gray, left
Boston, May 28, with Paymaster's stores, for
New Orleans, and was lost on Leonard’s
Keys (Bahamas) Jane 14. .Qfficers and crew
saved. Her guns, small arms and rigging
were saved and sent to Nassau. Vessel a
total loss. The following officers arrived at
this port in the schooner Samuel T. Keese:
Henry Reaney, Acting Afeter and Executive
Officer; Edwin B. Pratt, Acting Ensign and
Sailing Master; A. P. Sampson and Mr.
Snow, Acting Ensigns; H. fi. Brown* Pay
master; Lpuis Goeltz, Master’s Mata; P.
Brown, Pavmaster’s Clerk; Michael Corbett,
Surgeon's Steward, in charge, and forty-eight
seamen. ’
From San Francisco*
San Francisco, June 28.— An ordinance
appropriating 800,000 for contractors of the
Comanche has been ordered to bo printed by
the Board of Supervisors.
' Major General McDotveU assumed com
mand of the Department of the Pacific to
day. V
Death of Governor Reeder*
Easton, Tuesday, July s.— Ex-Governor
Andrew H. Reeder died at bis residence lu
\thla place at an early hour this morning,
after a short illness.
The Rebels Occupy Hag
erstown and Levy
Latest Reports from the Front
-A Scare in Pennsylvania.
The People Must Rally to
Drive Back the Raid.
latest from Memphis—How Se
cesh Deadheads are Made
UngcrMovrn Occupied Frederick
Threatened—The Fnenay’s Force
Baltimore, Thursday, July 7, thiSp. m.
—There can no longer be any doubt that Lee
has sent a considerable portion of h!s army
in this direction. The American has received
the following special Intelligence;
Frederick, Thursday, July 7,—About 10
o’clock this morning CoL Beveridge, of the
Bth Illinois cavalry, with GOO men and two
pieces of Flanders’ Baltimore Battery, made
a rcconnolesance to Middletown, about five
miles from Frederick, where they met the
enemy in strong force, composing infantry,
cavalry and artillery.
After a short fight our forces were repulsed
and fell back on Frederick; the enemy slow
ly pursuing. ' , . - •
A large number of stragglers are arriving
at Monocacy, and are 'sent at once to the
front by Gen.' Wallacc.\ \ ‘ 1
' The enemy are reported to bo In full force
on Uio Hagersto wn Pike.
Frederick, Thursday/ July 7—3 p. m.—
The enemy is now one mile from the to wn,
on thb Hagerstown* Pike. All the sick, and
Government stores bare keen removed. 4 .
Philadelphia, June 7.— The Bulletin has
just received the following special dispatch
dated a Cbamherstiurg:
A man from Hagerstown just arrived at
Grecncastle, says McCartland’s, formerly
Jenkins 1 , corps, 1,500 strong, cavalry and
mounted infantry, and one battery, entered
Hagerstown yesterday, and left at 11 o 1 clock
by the Frederick Pike, where the main body
Of the rebels have ail gone.
Small parties returned this morning and
made a requisition.bh the people. for 1,000
rations and $20,030 under threats of burning
the town, which was paid.
Baltimore, Thursday, July 7,10:20 p. m.—
Reliable reports from London county, Vo.,
says there has been no rebel force In that
county, saveMosby’s consisting of two or
three hundred men, about half of whom
crossed the river and committed the depre- 1
dations at Point of Bocks on Monday.‘ They
made another attempt to cross on Tuesday,
but were deterred by the appearance of
some of bar cavalry. They have fallen-back
bnt guard the roads leading to the river to
prevent loyal citizens from communicating
with the Maryland shore.
Washington, Thursday, July*?.—The Star
says we have information direct from Hagers
town to the effect that on Tuesday p. m., at
- 3 o’clock, a rebel squad, consisting of fifteen
cavalrymen, commanded by Lieut. Slower,
formeriy'of Mflrtlnshurg, Vo., entered' that
place. ; This force' appeared I to', he a recon
nolterlng party, and they Had- only been in
the town a few moments when a detachment
of our regular cavalry, from Carlisle; Pa.,*
commanded by Llent. McLean, dashed Into
the place. ' '
A brief cavoliy fight immediately ensued
in the streets of Hagerstown; which resulted
In the rebels being driven out of the town,
with the loss of a Lieutenant and two privates
taken prisoners.. .
Half an hour after-this. Aght the rebels
again entered the. town, their force consist
ing of cavalry and mounted Infantry.' Lieut.
McLean, of tHe Union cavalry, finding his
force too small to cope with the large' num
ber of rebels, slowly fell back to the Penn
sylvania, line, carrying with him his.pris
oners. ; f; -
The rebels, after entering the town, set to
work to destroy the telegraphy but they had
mode.no demonstration against the railroad
when our informant left. -
They also plundered many of the stores,
and seem.to have' adopted a different plan
from the one they pursued last sunnier.
Washikotox, July 7.—There is no authen
tic information here of a rebel force in Mary
land. It is thought to be a horae-steallng
expedition. •
New York, July 7: —The New Ytfrk Tri
bunal special from Baltimore, 6th, 10 o’clock
in the evening.'says: The Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad Company has just received in
telligence from Sandy Hook, opposite Har r
per*s Ferry, stating that not a rebel, could,
be seen or heard of at Harper’s Ferry, or in
any part ofMaryland, and that if Is believed,
by to-morrow morning there will not be one
anywhere In that vicinity, they having ske
daddled np the rallev, It la thought to.escape
being captured by Hunter.
A New York Tribune special, dated Mono
cacy, July C, says Generals Lew Wallace, Ty
ler, and Howe are here, preparing for the
A party of rebel cavalry was driven back
from near Frederick to day.
Slgel reports the . whole rebel force at four
thousand. •
A New York JVflnne Harrisburg special ot
the Gtb, says: Official information received
here shows that Gen. Grunt has notified the
■War Department that a large portion of the.
rebel army has left his immediate front.’
That a large portion of Hunters force has
reached Parkersburg onthe way east, and his
advance will reach Cumberland to-morrow
The N. T.TTorfa 1 * Washington special says:
Notwithstanding the wild reports it is learn
ed that the rebels bare burned only oue im
portant bridge west of Harper’s Ferry, at
Fat Creek.
Got, Curtin baTtel
thousand rebels have crossed at Point of
The Star says that General Hunter has
Joined Sigd, and will make short workot the
Baltimore, July city is full of
rumors. The following is believed to be
Intelligence from Maryland Heights and
the region : beyond warrants the belief that
the rebelTorcc now on this side of the Poto
mac and on the line ol the Virginia side is
not lees than 80,000,
Advices from Sandy Hook to this morning
say skirmishing was going on back of the
heights,"but the number of rebels there is
Email The rebels can be seen towards
Sharpsburg, driving off cattle and horsed, and
plundering the farmers in the valley. No
targe force is visible.
Advices from Greencastle, Pennsylvania,
this morning, say the rebels occupy Hagers
town, but the extent of the force is not
■While at Middletown, yesterday, the rebels
plundered the people of their horses and other
. The railroad -is still unobstructed os far as
Sandy Hook, opposite Harper’s Ferry. It is
believed there was only asmall rebel force on
the Virginia shore, opposite the Point of
The rebels In Harper’s Ferry have destroy
ed all the railroad property there. The tele
graph and ticket offlces were also burned,
and a large quantity of forage.
Harkisbukg, Pa., Jnlv o.—Dispatches from
Chambcreburg state that a rebel force, sup
posed to be Bradley Jobhaon’s brieade/en
tered Hagerstown this afternoon. The Fed
eral force at that town, under Lieutenant
McLean, oiler a spirited • resistance, was
compelled to fall back on Grcencaatle, Pa.,
with which place we still ; had telegraphic
-communication up to twelve o’clock to
The following proclamation has just been
issued by tbe'Qovernor:
It is now ascertained that a large rebel force has
been detached from. “Richmond, and is advancing
on the North. So large a portion of our army la
at remote points,. that it becomes necessary to
raise Immediately a sufficient body to repel them.
They are already within the borders of the Com
monwealth. ion hare always heretofore been
reedy to answer the call of your country. You
will not be less ready to come forward whan your
homes and firesides are to be defended asralnat a
predicate horde of plunderers. Xam authorized
by tbo Pre«!dent of the United States to call for
12,W» In addition to those required by my procla
mation of yesterday, to serve for one hundred
days In Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington and
Virginia. I appeal to the freemen of Pennsylvania
to rosse themselves for the necessary eflort, and
come promptly to sweep the invaders from her
■oil, l do most earnestly request the good and
loyal men of the Commonwealth, and especially
veteran soldiers In all her borders, to show them
selves to be worthy of her in this emergency. Her
sons have established for themselves on many a
bloody field a reputation for martial virtues which
they will not now forfeit, when both their well
earned fame and the safety of their homes and
families ere at stake.
(Signed) Eli Surra,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
I own State Republican Convention*
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Trlfcnne.l
Demioinss, la., Thursday, July 7.
The Republican State Convention met at
the Court House this morning at 10 o’clock.
The temporary organization was effected by
calling D. N. Cooley, of Dnbuque, to the
chair. •
After the appointment of the usual com
mittees, tbo Convention adjourned to-half
past one o’clock this afternoon.
Mr. Gne is not a candidate for Auditor of
State, though pressed by many of bis friends
to go into the Convention. The indications
are that Elliott, of Mitchell county, will be
nominated for Auditor, and Wright, of Dela
ware, for Secretary. About' GOO delegates
are present, and the utmost harmony and
enthusiasm prevails. ■- !
The general.sentiment of the delegates is
in favor of a call by the. President for half a
million more men for the war.
• The Convention met at', half past one
o’clock. The report of the Committee on
Credentials showed counties represent
ed, representing over nine hundred votes in
the Convention.
P. N. Cooley, ot Dubuque, was made per
manent President, with twelve Vico Presi
dents and four Secretaries.
The Convention immediately proceeded to
vote by counties for candidates.
- Hon. C. C. this city, was unani
mously nominated for Supreme Judge. -- *
James Wright, of Delaware comity, was
nominated for Secretary of State.
- John A. Elliott, of Mitchell county, for
Auditor of State.
William H. Holmes, of Jones "comity, for
Joshua A. Harvey, of Tremont comity, for
Register of the State Land Office.
Isaac L. Allen, of Tama comity, for Attor
ney General.-
C. Bern Darwin, of Bnrllngton, and Major
Wm. T. Thompson, of Lynn, were nomi
nated for Electors at Large.
The; nomination of District' Electors was
left to the Congressional Convention.
Except for Auditor and Attorney General
there was no contest between candidates,
though several nominations were made for
.some of the other offices. 1 ' ...
Desolations were adopted sustaining the
Administration, indorsing the'nominations
and platform of the Baltimore Convention,
and pledging this gallant State to .‘stand
where she has stood in her relations to the
Republic through the war for national Integ
rity. -
A resolution was also adopted sustaining
and approving the course of,the lowa dele
gation at Baltimore, especially the prompt
and efficient action of Governor Stone,
whereby the nomination ‘of glorious old
Andy Johnson for "Vice President was se-.
- The Republican State Central Committee
appointed for the ensuing year are j
E. M. Hoxfe, of tbit city. Chairman; A. L. Har
vey of Harrison, William Hartshorn of Wayne, J.
Bushinger of Jackson, W. J. GilchrisfDf-Clsyton.
Thomas J. Stewart of Uabuque, John Palmer of
Butler, James L. Williams of Marshall, Daniel
Lothian of Linn. J. A. Young of Mahaska,. A. H.
Barrows of Clark, and Jonn Tan Talkeuborg of
The Convention adjourned tine atforty
fivo minutes pass 6 o’clock, after, a harmo
nious session.
The news of the death of Brigadier General
S. A. Bice, was received here to-day, and its
announcement In the Convention was re
ceived with marks-of respect jand deep grief,
and resolutions expressive of the sentiment
of the Convention were adopted. Gen. Bice
died at his home at Oskaloosa, yesterday,
from the effects of wounds received, and ex
posure in Gen. Steele’s expedition.
Matten la Bo Memos’ Department.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.! -
St. Louts Thursday, July 7.
There is some excitement among the un
conditional Union men of Lexington, caused
by the course of the conservatives in' organ
izing a militia company under Hosccrans 1
order, which will doubtless be used quite as
hard against the radicals as against the guer
illas, ; ‘ .
• iThe rebels attempted to capture the steam
boat Lire Oa& at Waverly Landing, bat the
boat escaped in nick of time. They fired 200
shots into her, killing one man, and captured
the clerk, who was left ashore.
, Inconsequence of the dangers of the rebels,
steamboats engaged In the, Missouri River
trade, have laid up. There is no doubt but
in Boone and.Howard .counties the rebels
have almost undisputed possession of the
country, and that it is unsafe for Union men
to depart from the towns. ' :
SHxanesota and Idaho Emigration.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.] “71
St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, July 7,15G4.,
There was no general celebration of tbe
4th on Monday, and the day passed off unu
sually quiet in the city. There were nume
rous private picnics at White Bear Like, and
other places of resort
Captain Flake’s train started Monday. He
will be Joined along the route, between here
and the frontier, by numerous parties of cm-'
'Tgrants and accounts from Fort Eidgely,
which is the rendezvous for those awaiting
the Government escort. They say that the
train will, when fully made up, consist of at
least 500 wagons, with an average of three
men to awagpn. .
military and General Intelligence,
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Dtoiakapous, Thursday, July 7.
The State Board for the equalization of the
assessment ol taxes in the seYcral Congres
sional Districts, are invasion at the State
House. Complaints were made to*the Board
that Railroad property hid been assessed for
too low in most instances. After a fnll con
sideration of the question the Board decided,
they bad uo power to interfere in the matter
but drew up a report recommending action
by the Legislature on the subject. The lead
ing RaOroada of the State were represented
|d that twenty
during the session. The Board will adjourn
to-morrow. • • / .
The call of Gov. Morton for sanitary sup
plies is being generally responded to. Over
two tons of such supplies were forwarded to
Sherman’s army to-day by the State Com
The furloughs ol the 18th,Indiana regiment
expires to-morrow,. The regiment will ren
dezvous in this city, and will leave immedi
ately for the field.
Col. Ben. Spooner, of the 83d Indiana, was
severely wounded la the late battle at Kene
saw Mountain.
The 4Gth regiment, CoL -Bringhurst, this
morning tendered their services to the Gov
ernor to go to Pennsylvania, r .
The weather Is very worm, and some coses
of sunstroke have occurred lately. Two of
them proved fatal.
The Seceth to be Treated to Free
Hides on January. Tnini.
Memphis, Wednesday, July 6, via Cairo,
July 7.—The following.special order was
issued to-day^-.
HzAnqtTABTZES Dist. West Tz>*xu3?rr, I
Memphis, July 6. 1664. < f
VPiiEiurAs, Railroad trains from Memphis to
Sauleburj have been fired into frequently by con
federate soldiers and caerlQaa within the last few
days; and whereas, there are many persona along
the line of the railroad and at Memphis who ap
prove and encourage such murderous proceedings,
it is hereby ordered that forty of the most
prominent and better class of secessionists in and
between Memphis and LaGrange be arrested, and
that twenty of them each day be placed upon cars,
in most conspicuous positions, ono bains placed
each side of the engines; and no tram will be nl
lowed toleave Memphis without a “ seceabguard.”
until this murderous business is desisted from.
It Is known that several citizens of Memphis
have publicly applauded this firing upon trains.
They will be given prominent posifwn* on
car#, and quarters will be fitted up for
them at White Station, where they will be ten
derly cared for when not on duty on trains.
Brig. Gea. Batch, commanding the cavalry dl
vision, is entrusted with the execution of this
order. ...
Maj. Gen. C. C. Wahudutin.
Several boat to-day from the White
River, and navigation on that stream Is now
free, and no apprehensions need be felt for
Gen. Steele.
A Great. Artillery Rattle on the 2d—
.Petersburg Covered by 100 of Oar
Washington, Thursday, July 7.— The
moil!steamer Keyport arrived here this
morning at 10 o’clock. Yesterday morning
the Keyport left City Point. Heavy firing
was beard there from the direction ol Peters
burg, but it was not known at City Point
whether the firing was anything more' than
ah artillery duel.
The hospitals at City Point have • been
cleared of nearly all the sick and wounded.
"New Tons, July 7.— The Herald!& 18th
Corps correspondent, July 2d, says:
To-day witnessed one of the most exciting
artillery battles ot the war. After two hours
of cannonading the rebel batteries wer&com
pletely silenced and the rebels driven from
their place. At three in the afternoon the
enemy opened again, and soon the enemy’s
works were enveloped In one continuous
cloud, of dust by our shells. The rebel guu
nere could- be seen running to the rear for
places of safety. After two hours’ fighting
every rebel battery-was silenced. Our bat
teries have been placed with great skill add
care, so that any moment they con be con
centrated on any given point
’ Our bombardment of the city is steadily do
ing its Work, a number of buildings having
already been dcstryed.
The N. T. Tribune's Washington special
gays: Petersburg is now covered by over
100 of our guns, and were Grout to give or
ders for its destruction, it would be but the
work ot a few hours.
The World has information from the front,
stating that Wilson’s losses have been great
ly exaggerated, Four of his guns were re
captured from the enemy.
Notwithstanding the rebel raid into Mary
land, and the distrust in the State of affairs,
as shown by commercial men )n the high
price of gold, there is resaou to believe that
favorable military news will soon he made
known to the public.
By the measures that have been taken to
guardjPennsylvonia, it is believed that the
rebels will not be in sufficient force to do
any material damage. >
Very good news is expected from Sherman
—nothing less, in tact, than the capture of
Atlanta Military men here say that vrith-the
loss of Kencsaw Mountain, the rebels can
not reasonably hope to hold Atlanta*as there
are no positions beyond the Chattahochee at
alleqnal to those this side of it.
Good news also is shortly expected from
Grant’s army. It la believed that Petersburg
will shortly be in our hands.
It is well understood that nothing the rebels
'can do by way of the Shenandoah Valley, will
induce Grant to send any portion of his army
to the defense of Washington.
Movements are now under way for largely
relnlorcing Grant’s army by veteran troops
from points of less vital importance than
Fortress Monroe, July 6. —A steamer ar
rived this morning from Bermuda Hundred.
Nothing new fronrthe front. No battle yet.
New ionic, July 7—Brig. Gen. Barlow,
let division, 2d corps, publishes a card say
ing the statement that the loss of prisoners,
&c , in Gibbons 1 division of that corps, on
June 22d, was caused by the falling back of
bis division, is utterly without foundation.
He adds that his division lost neither gnns,
colors, nor regimental organization, and bat
few prisoners.
natters Military and Congressional.
Washington, July 7,—lt is roijghly calcu
lated that Congress, during its late session,
appropriated over $1,000,000,000, including
the bounties to new troops, to be paid from
the special income tax.
The contract for supplying' stationery to
the Interior Department aha the Pension,
Land, Indian and Census Bureaus for the
ensuing fiscal year, bos been, awarded to
Phllps:«£ Solomons, of this city.
It- Is said by members of Congress that
regulations are to be adopted by which no
State shall have au undue or prior advantage
over mother in recruiting.ln rebel States, as
authorized by the act.fdrther to provide for
calling out the National forces, and that the
State agents will on have an equal startnpoa
that business.
Washington, July 7.—Dr. C. F.Macdon
aid has been appointed Superintendent of
the new money, order systenw of the Post
Office Department, and Mr. Wilkins to
the principal clerkship.
The certificates to be Issued to persons, la
dles or gentlemen, who furnish, recruits un
der the recent plan announced by the Pro
vost Marshal General, ore being sent to the
Provost Marshals. They are handsomely ex
ecuted, and will hereatter be a source of
pride to all who possess them.
The Commercial's special says: The regula
tions by which the loyal States can recruit
at the South will soon be announced.
Military Matlen-Becrnltlßg,
New Tore, July 7. —The General officers
and commandants of city regiments of mili
tia mot.at General Sanford’s headquarters
this forenoon, when it was expected that
orders to march would be promulgated, but
Gen. Sanford said he could not proceed fur
ther until receiving additional instructions
from Washington, and another meeting will
bo held to-morrow.
Recruiting by the Supervisors Committee
is brisk to day. The class of men calls ting
Is above the average of former enlistments.
New York, July 7.—At the monthly meet
ing of the Chamber ot Commerce to-day, the
Committee to obtain subscriptions for the
payment of the Interest on the State bonds
in gold, reported against having the interest
paid in coin under present circumstances,
and were discharged.
The Comptroller informed the Committee
that a large part of thepriuclpal had already
been paid in currency.
A Committee, consisting of A. A. Low,
E. Nye, Chas. H. Marshall, M. H. Grinnell
and Geo. Blunt were appointed to take action
In the matter of the destruction of the Ala
The Rebel Officers Under Fire.
New York, July 7.—The Washington
special of the.New York Tribune says; ' A
letter off Charleston says the rebel officers
sent there have been placed in comfortable
quarters where the rebel shells most do f*ll.
Capture * of Vessels by Rebels.
New York, July 7 —Tbe N. Y. Tribune's
correspondent, off Texas, says;
The Granite City and Wave were captured
by the rebels only after a moat persistent de
fense. The pilot and boat’s crew of the New
London were captured. Ohr killed and
wounded were about SO—that of the rebels
above 20. '
The Action la Begord to Kcju
New York, July 7.—The New York 2W
bnne’i Washington dispatch' says:
The occasion of the suspension, of the ha
corpvi, and the proclaiming of mirtlal
law in Kentucky la anticipated trouble in en
forcing the droit, and particularly the enlist
ment of slaves. - *
The Sltaatloa at the Latest
A letter from Col. Frank T. Pherraan, of
the 88th Illinois volunteers—now Chief o(
Major General Howard’s staff—dated “near
Marietta, Ga,, June 27th,” giving an acconnt
of the repulse at Kenesaw Mountain, says:
“Lieutenant Colonel George W, Chandler,
of the 88th, was almost Instantly killed at
the head of his regiment—one more has been
added to the list of the noble and pure of our
land who have laid down their lives in de
ftndlng’tie right. May he rest In peace.
“ Col. Silas Miller, 80th Illinois, is badly
wounded in the shoulder—l hope not very
seriously. Lieut. James Baines, Company
E, 88th Illinois, is wounded—l fear mortally
—and many others belonging to the brigade
and division. Onr loss of enlisted men Is
heavy—how great 1 cannot as yet tell.”
[Correspondence of the Cincinnati Commercial.]
« Is Fboitt or Kenesaw, j.
Wilds of Georgia, Jane 80, IbtiL, f
Another day has passed without producing
much fruit. The contending forces agreed
upon a trace, and the entire day has been
consumed in the burial of the dead in iront
of Newton’s and Davis’..divisions, who have
laid upon neutral ground since the battle of
June 27th.- During the progress of the work,
the greatest good feeling was manifested by
both parties, and those who last night were
deadly enemies to-day forgot lor the time be
ing their differences and joined m friendly
converse. Quite an interesting scene was pre
sented in front of the SSth Kentucky, who to
day met a rebel Kentucky regiment in a body
half way between the lines and mingled in
discriminately with them, interchanging sen
ments and grasping in friendly embrace the
hands- of inends that they had not met for
years.. On the left, In front of McPherson,
occasional artillery and musketry shots have
been exchanged, but very few were wounded.
The enemy betrays no great anxiety to break
the temporary quiet that has succeeded the
desperate encounter of the 27th, yet they are
■watchful, and sqcm to he well posted upon
all our movements, as shown by a letter
written: : by the correspondent of an Atlanta
paper on Sunday, who then wrote that wc
weie preparing for an attack on the following
day upon their left—an assertion that proved
true on the 27tb.
What our army is doing daring this period
of apparent rest, it would be improper to re
cord here; but 1 can assure you it is not idle.
Tula I ffay say, however, that not many days
will pass ere you will Jiear good newa from
Sherman’s advancing columns.
June SO, 7a ;m.—Last night, at 9 o’clock.
General Davis, ol the 14th Corps, sent oat
details of worklngpartiesfromhiscomaiand,'
to erect a new breastwork, midway between
his main line and that of the enemy; No
demonstrations were made by the enemy un
til about 2 a. m., this morning, when the re- .
lief of two companies of the S4th Illinois,
under Captain Eager and Lieutenant Slaugh
ter went on, leaving their arms a few yards
In the rear of the point where the work was
being “ erected. The. men took their
tools, and entered, upon .the work.
But a few minutes > passed, when the
videttea discovered a'large body of rebels
crawling up on the working party, with the
evident intention of surprising and captur
ing them. Discharging their pieces, they fell
back on the reserve, who rushed for their
guns, and endeavored to hold the powerful
numbers at bay. In this they filled, and
were compelled to 101 l bacc within our main
line, which they accomplished with the loss
of two or three men os prisoners. In their
retreat they had to pass over about fifty
yards, but it was done in good order, the
workmen,now that they had their guns,akir
• miahlng all the way back.
The assault was almost a surprise, and
made with great vigor; but when the enemy
came quite near our lines, with load cheers
os they advanced, they were mowed down by
a deadly fire from our breastworks, and > It is
said, from ortilery on the left Still they
seemed bent upon carrying & point In our
lines, and foiling to sncceed against Mitch
ell’s brigade, a desperate effort was made
against Colonel Don. McCook’s (now Col
onel DUlworth’s) brigade. There they suc
ceeded no bettor, and after being repulsed
on the whole line of the division they retir
ed within their works, carrying otf some of
their killed and wounded, but leaving many
still on the field. The contest lasted about
fifteen minutes, and the enemy’s loss cannot
be less than 200, as he wua unprotected by
works, and constantly exposed to a destruc
tive fire trom our troops, who on the other
hand were-, sheltered by their works. These
particulars' are hurriedly given (as the mes
senger is waiting to convey this North) on
the authority ,of an intelligent sergeant of
the Ssth Illinois, .who formed one of the
working party. They may be inaccurate in
some or the minor details, but the main facts
are correct. Our loss most be quite insig
nificant; but two men had been brought to
the hospital up to six o’clock this morning.
Special Volunteers from Maine,
Banoob, Me., July 7.—A portion of the
State Gourd left this forenoon to garrison
Fort McClary.. Among the privates was
Vice President Hamlin.
“300,000 More.”
. Philadelphia, July 7:—The P,-e?s this
morning says the President will Immediately
call for 000,000 men. • ■
Kcto aiibmisementß.
MASONIC. —There will he a regn
alnr Convocation nf Washington Chaster, So.
43, B. A. M , this (FRIDAD evenlnir, at IS o'clock.
jyb-mSiMt WM. aiMBOD.JJB., Secretary.
—do not let roar r»ce get wrinkled, and year
ejfslOiC ttelr Brilliancy. but go to BVBUITT’S, 151
Lake street, comer of Lnsalle.aud hare a dozen of his
Bocerlcr Cartes de Vlalte token, at »2.00.
Operator. | Proprietor.
FOB A CLERK As hundred anplicants apply
for the situation through the Post OiSce. >Vha %ets
the potlicn?, The lest Denman, al things heirs
equal. AH the copies nqulilte to make any Iqqv or
(ran'leman » good penman sene po«t*pald,bymall.
Price *l. Address THUS. E. UILL, Waukegan, m.
Jyß-tn5P7-U .
responsible party is 'mated Co tafca the Arency
or .-ic'n.-lTe mht to mumtactnre and lull the “ Fisa
Patxst Cooking api-ab-itvs” lor Chicago, or the
whole Nciiiiwts:. These goods are haring on In*
menae m?« whet ever properly introduced. Ac the
(irc»eat bt?h price of fnel, aay troo»l moee ofcooK*
ngbyaaiaod coal oil la worthy special att a ntton,
ana tola la acknowledged to be (ha beat, by far, ever
Invented- Samples can be seen and pamphlets had
at ibe t-tore of 2. M. WILMAUTH, uiLake street.
THOS. B. BEYAS’S Etal Estate Office
Two excellent brick dwellings, with modern Im
provements, on n coed corre*, ioi sale reasonably, If
pnrcliaftd immeciatciy. Also, various vacant lata
on the flame street. both cast and went of the Pari.
• and In all three Divisions of the city. JySmflU-U
To Tax Payers of North Chicago,
The Am e-intent Bull of the Town of North Chicago
for the y*»nßW is complete**. Tbenaderaljired wltl
meet with the Saoervlsor tod Town CierK ofaald
Town cc the JBib day of Jn y lost, at office No. 17
5 orth clerk etreet, to correct said rniL
. wm h. sncsmTi
Aiß-feorol Town of North Chicago.
Chicago. July 7th. IfICC jjß-mSM-lc
Who intend traveller this rammer should call and
csaouae our large stock o£
Ladies’ Traveling Bags,
tie Hurst assortment at the lowest prices
to Chicago, both American and Preach manufacture.
McNally & co.,
91 Dearborn street.
T'HE cbicago marriage
Being removed to 126 Clark Street, between
Washington and Kadison streets,
respectfully Informs his -atrons, (whom he has b*ea
revving tMnem years In Caicaro) the; t els prepared
to entente their orders in apromptand efficient man.
orr. Particular amention given to the Uarriwseaad
Visr.lneCardDepartitenSiatheleadlfig styles; best
oJitpi* Doorplates flacly ergtared, Notarial, Bankers
and Official Stale. *c~, Ac.
on sale, a scieo aatorunent of Lily's Note Taper,
tine Stationary, Csrus de visito, Droe, Wia« and
Linnor Labels, and ALBUMS AT SEW TOhS
rtUGRS. ; Jyg-nm.lt
. IZSJW beat cuillty Wisconsin Wool, delivered in
Milwaukee, fur sale. Inquire at 577 South Watsr-st.
BuyyourCanal Barrows of us
We ate making ai good a Barrow as to
bound to eell as cheap aa can Os sold. All those In
want of Barrow* wth give os a call at
41 4 43 CISU RBIIT,
Qraddrcis L.D.OWEN * CO.. Post Office Box IMI
(>nlbe Covington ano Cincinnati 9 tupraalon Bridge.
The highest pries* paid, cither by the dav or by tbs
loot. - JOfIErA.AO4fI.ING.
jyd-miSWt KagmocrC.C.Br.Co.
Krt» aatwttsmtttt*.
torn Itekltof ta ti* tkiait
Cam tt» Xoat Kilbn Oca**.
Cam CMUi iiad Ten*.
Cum Mima ud am mat,
Cum AfOßaudltUmi riiiiiiiil|(lw;
tnurtto atrecaoiu tn ttW WMa
tu BcaeY will be nfasded.
*oW by braaiM KutywbHib
pon-;S£&- i
Concern Every Oae to Answer,
Dees your an of 7
Hu your hair become thin ?
Is tttamlQg gray befcrs its ttae?.
Are you troubled with Itching, burning sesjuflkmaa
the scalp ? -***« ■«*■■**
Are you troubled with. JandraS?
Are yoa troubled with what Ue&OedlenAAflr
Have yoa had the Kryslpelss, sad lost your hnttP
Have yoa had the Measles, tad lots U?
Hare yoa had tha Tpphoid Fever, sad icattt
Have you had the Brain Fever, and loot It?
Have yoa lost year hair by any slctace?
Do yoa wish luxuriant hair ?
Do yoa wish soft and lustrous hair?
Do yoa wish gray half restored?
Do yoa Uriah your whltkers xlcay?
Do yoa wish them restored In color?
Do you wont a dressing? .< .
Do you want it for your children ?
Do yoa want It lor yourself, ibrtstharoraMMK.
far brother, sister orfrfead?
Doyouwaatthe best preparation outiorfiremttfc
stimulating, protocthar, restoring the color, and
derm* soft, silky and Jaitroas, tha Human Hair?
IT >o, we warrant
Distilled Restorative
To It CMqußed, ml Superior t. my Prop»' x
nllu ertr Coaponded md offered
to tilt Public.
■lt coots but.fl for one bottle,or itit bottle* tee
and Is sold by druggists and dealers overywher*.
C. 0, CLARK & CO,, Proprietor*'
LORD A BMiTB. Chicago, Dfincls, Os—■
Agents. • isayW-73 t-irw Ay-m>
Desires to Inform the citizens ot Chicago andtlw
reading come, unity especially, that he has Jusfe
opened a fall and complete stock of
Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Stationery,
Blank Books, Portfolios, Albums, Port*-
monnaies, Cartes da Visite of Dlatin.- '
guished Persons and General
Fancy Goods, in the
■Will receive all Foreign Publiettfonsasd
ern Per iodides and Weeklies as
soon os issued.
me AT &30.
By ceurtant and coartoas attention to the wants od
htscns'cmets he hopes tc mema shara of tee public
Country dealers will consult their own Interfat Dy
ordering of us. as cur facilities in tbe Ease as nnaor—
peseed. C. H. SHAVBB.
P.O. 80x27W.,. 89 Clarkstreet.BryanKsß,
Skeleton Frame Steel Plows,
Durability and liljrh finish in a mors
era La Cut degree than any other*
Agents wanted In every town !n the Western
States. Dealers in Plows arc requested to send ter
descriptive circular and price Ust. *
Cor, of Indiana and Franklin st n Chicago, HL
Jy&mASfr-st net
Notice— The co pattoerslnp
heretofore existing under the firm name of
Is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
Chicago. July Bth, ISfil. B.K.FLEiUSG.
co* partner s ii ip.
The underfllsmedhavo this day format! a partner*
blip under the firm name of
Asdw.lleortlnue the badness of the late firm afr
49 Lake street. gru. a. TOIiRffSCB.
R. K. VLF.MIN6. ■
Chicago. July gth.1364.
Dorgpoisoned or shot, take to
Notion and Toy Bazaar,
And procure him a
SKfeet stroke. Winch bore, two b»laace wheels Zt
feet diameter. Two doe Boilers, 23 leefi
* long, 43 Inches diameter.
Ibe above In good condition and now In me Ins
Floor Mill atßaclne.are well adapted for a Steam,
boat or Saw Mill. For 8»1* by
jys-mtta-lw CSOWEtL & CO.. Eaclas, TTla.
Buckeye mowers &om tie
manufactory of
For four werks pa«t I have been obliged to vefoas
orders tor these celebrated Mowers, and hundreds
who wanted them have been obliged to wait or buy
inferior glads. I am now receiving a mahstoelc.
and, HU the end of the season, ■ * *•
Cm Ship InatAntlr on Beeolpt #c
Price, One Hundred and Thirty Dollars each, dally
ered at depot in Chicago.
S2f Termr, c-ah.
Machine shipped to all parts of the country on re
ceipt ot price. Agentasianciiedas usual.
General WestßraAceat, •
jyS-m435 Start
50,000 Porte Bhl, stares,
o*a«lehy Qarlbut’s Machines,)
1«000 Port Ebls.
Apply to JuflN HAS WARD, Consignee, South Water
street. nsam»»
win m
Cart solid, with Wrought BcchgtC*
The best in use. Send for Circular..
Mili Stone*, Bolting CZothi
Foot of Walt WMtUuton_.it..
roit cfflco Boirt. ssy**s29L
T f man to eoab'e him to'opport his tonally.. I
underatang tbcronaWy the fltrawM* and Stow
trades wtoleaal® and knowledge
oflrrucs. Dry Poods aid Groceries, andbasinms
generally. Speak fluently several languasea. am »
eood salesman, h*vf traveled commercially in {»s
ffei thvns* t ye “ V* n<l aa lo eaaraeteTeanstrA
the meet aauJtoctory references, stekuesa and ooor
•wealtht have throwu onto! employ. Address
*-X."P. O.gox 1963, Chicago. . iyy."^-Tjaet
▼try full and complete'stock oferemhlae la.
this line. . • ** *
any offered la this msrkat
to , rT rrr * *LST. 9 Tremont Block.
jei l Dial' 6suet
. The Pittsburgh. Frrt Wayne aq4 tThlcsgoasd Pena*
■ylvaniaßaUrotdCcanaoyVTbrrMica Preuht Oaca
baa been removed to Metropolitan Slock. oonmroC
Randolph and Latalle street*. • ‘ ‘
jyT»mfe->t*net - CLARKS ACO, Agent*.
P.0.80x 1871. So. »Bwd of Trad* BuUdtof.

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