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GEN. GRANT'S ARMY.
Cairo, May 13.?General Grant had a se Tprebattle with General Bowen, at Clinton, 10 from Jackson, Miss., on the line of rail road, last Wednesday, which continued all day. General Bowen was finally beaten aud driven hack towards Jackson. The women and children of the latter place I nlai-c was leaving for the town of Meridian, I while the men were pi sparing to hold the town. It is reported from Confederate sources thai a jsi-jfe force of Confederates were coming from Charleston and Mobile to prevent the capture | of Jackson and Yicksburg, and that Gen. Grant ( I hoing apprised of the movement of the enemy I had "fallen back to the river to await reinforco ! uients. The N. Y. Express says, "oar wounded wi'h the Confederates are reported at 1,200, [ and as comfortable as possible under the cir cumstances, and to be-exchanged. Gen. Lee M * a refused to allow them to re cross the .Rappa hannock on pontoon bridges to be erected l\v I our troops. They will be brought to the U. S. ; ford in Rebel ambulances, and there brought ?? over in pontoon boats and put in hospital.? J; The paroled prisoners generally report abun dant iood, kind attendance, and the usual spir ? it of defiance with the enemy, who also are in force all along the south side c f the river.'' The mail to-day brings nothing further from ? the Army on the Rappahannock, Paris is overflowing with the tide of trovel a ers returning from Italv. ? ?Viiv-V m T>OTATOES.?For sale at oyster wharf, store If JL No. 9, Mercers, Prince Alberts, and Wes tern Keels of the best quality at Oocts. per bush el. in small quantities. Deduction at wholesale. my 14?It* & E EXECUTOR'S SALE?Will be sold atpub !i lie auction, ON TUESDAY NEXT, THE 19TH INST., at the late residence of Mrs. Ann Solomon, deceased, her entire stock of MILI NEiiY GOODS consisting of RIBBONS, LACK*. VELVETS, BONNETS, BONNET FRAMES, and a variety of other goods, such is usually kept in a milinery and fancy store. Also, will be sold at the same place and time, Iftll the HOUSEHOLD and KITCHEN FUR | N ITU RE. I Terms.?Cash on delivery. I my 14?dtd W. C. RICHARDS, Exct. BOOTS AMD SHOES. T KAUFMAN (formerly of the firm of fj ? Hecht, Kaufman & Co.) has opened store No. 16 Royal street, opposite the market, where lie keeps constantly a large stock of all kinds of BOOTS, SHOES, GAITERS, &c., which he intends to sell at the most reasonable rates. Ladies and gentlemen, if you desire to get good and cheap Shoes, for yourself and chil li tfren, please give a call to J. KAUFMAN, No. 16 Roval street, my 18?lm (Mrs. Engelbrecht's old stand.) HOARD FOR SMALL FAMILIES AND P SINGLE GENTLEMEN.?Board for a few single gentlemen or one or two small fami lies can be had at No. 53 Henrv Street. MRS. HENRY N\ GITTINGS. my 13?2w* DAINTS OILS &c.?1 bbl. Spirits Turpen i tine, 1 bbl. Native Turpentine, Copal Var nish, Coach Varnish, Japan ditto, and a full *Llj?ply of Linseed Oil, Paints of all descriptions, V\ indow Glass and Putty, Lamp Oil, Neetsfoot Oil, &c., &c., received and for sale bv my 12?3 w* H ENR Y COO K, 89 King-st, Provost Marshal's Office, ) D Alexandria, Va., March 16, 1863. J ISLOYAL PERSONS having taken the . oath of allegiance for the purpose of ob taining passes at this office, and then corruptly disregarding their oath, notice is hereby given r-hat no pass will hereafter be given, unless the I T V ^ ^ ** plying therefor is known at this office 10 be loyal, or produces a.certificate of loyalty, Signed by a person of known fidelity to the gov I ernment. v % order: H. H. WELLS, Lieut. Colonel and Provost Marshal, i?1 m Vs, Union Convention.?A Convention of Union men met at the Council Chamber in this city to-day at 12 o'clock, Robt. Crupper in the chair, and Jefferson Tacey, Secretary. Lewis McKenzie read a letter from thft Pre sident of the Union Association of Norfolk, authorizing him to a:-t as proxy in a Conven tion to nominate State officers. On motion of Lewis McKenzie any person present from the adjoining counties, was ad mitred on the floor as delegates. J. \Y. Hunricutt, from Spottsylvania;L. E. Hughes, of Berkley; McDonough, ofLoudoun, I). F. Diraney, of Fairfax, and James Murray of Fauquier appeared and took seats. F. II. Peirpoint was unanimously nominated for Governor; Edmund Pendleton, of Berkeley, for Lieutenant Governor, and S. F. Beach, of Alexandria, for Attorney General. The vote being taken by ballot, twenty for Peirpoint and Beach, and nineteen for Pendleton. The following resolution, endorsing Lewis McKcnzie, was offered by W. L. Penn: Resolved, That the long and unwavering de votion of Lewis McKenzie to the cause of the Union, and his devoted services in that cause, as well as high character *nd qualifications, eminently fit him to be the representative ofthis district in the next Congress of the U. States, and that this convention respectfully recom mend him as such to the voters of this district. Jefferson Tacey stated that if this resolution was put to the meeting, he should retire, and after a spirited discussion, during which the political course of G. S. Miner was severely critizized, and Lewis McKenzie, defended from the charge of "disloyalty,M he retired from the chamber, and Cowan was chosen Secretary in his stead Lewis McKenzie returned his thanks to the Convention for their recommendation of him. vV. L. Penn then offered the following res olutions which were unanimously adopted, af ter which the Convention adjourned sine die. ; Resolved, That we unanimously endorse the past acts of the Administration in its efforts to put down the present uncalled for and unjust Rebellion. Resolved, That We will give our unwavering support to the Administration in its future policy looking to the speedy suppression of the llebeilion. Resolved, That we are in favor of any and all measures, consistent with civilized warfare, necessary to suppress the Rebellion, and bring back the r3Volted States under the authority of the Government. Resolved, That the "LTnion?it must and shall be preserved''' at whatever cost or sacralice. Proposals foe rations and fu el FOR LIGHT-VESSELS, &e. | Collector's Office, Superintendent of Lights, Alexandria, May 8th, 1863. Sealed proposals will be received at this office until 12 o'clock m., on Monday, the first day of June, 1863, for furnishing and delivering Ra tions and Fuel for the Upper Cedar Point and Lower Cedar Point Light vessel?, in the 5th Light-house District and for any relief Light vessel and Light-house Tender that may he called for, for one year, from the 1st day of July, 1863, to the 30th June, 1864, inclusive.? The rations to be of good and approved quality; to be delivered on board of the Li^ht-vessels at , in sufficient packages, barrels, boxes, and cases, and in good order, for each Light vessel, once a quarter, free of all expense to the United States, agreeably to specifications and table (marked ) attached thereto, which will form a part of the contract, copies of which may be had by applying at this Ojjice. ! All bids muse be sealed and endorsed <lFro posals for Rations and Fuel for Light-vessels," j and then placed in another envelope and left at j or directed to this Office, prepaid if sent by mail. By order of the Light-house Board : ANDREW JAMIESON, NUON'S AMPHITHEATRE, KING STREET, NEAR ROYAL. First appearand of M A I) A M E M A 0 A RTIT Y'S EUROPEAN S II Of , and ROYAL BRITISH CIRCUS, in conjunction with tie . A RA B T ROUPE, consisting of five performers, (male and female) who have creator! such an immense sensation at Barnum's Museum, N^w York, will appear. The charming Songstress, MISS FANNY FORREST, i n h er b ea u t i fu 1 b a i 1 ad s. The young American actress, MISS ADA OGDEN. MISS JOSEPHINE DEVENIER, The celebrated female Blondin. JIMMY REYNOLDS, and SAM. LATHROP, in their comicalties and comic songs. MR. EATON STONE, the greatest living equestrian, on his untamed steed, as the Gladiator. MR. CAMPBELL. MR. WEBB, MR. HORACE NICHOLS, Maitre de Cirque, And a host of others. Admission?Boxe?. 50 cents; Pit, 25 cents. Doors open ati to 3 andi to 7 o'clock; per formances will commence at 2 and 7* o'clock, my 7?3t TTlP^T FOR" ALEXANDRIA, WASH XNGTON, AND LANDINGS ok THE POTO M A C RIVER.?The steamer KEYPORT, Capt. E. A. Ryther, will leave pier foot of Barre street, Baltimore, every Fri aay, at 3 p. m.f for Alexandria, Washington, and landings on the Potomac river. Returning, will leave Washington every Tues day, at 7 a. m., and Alexandria same day at 8 a. m., for Baltimore and landings on the Poto? mac river. Custom House permits must accompany freight for Alexandria and landings on Potomac river. All freight must be prepaid. For freight or passage, apply on1 board or to A. NEEDHAM & SONS, 142 Light street wharf, Baltimore, or to mh 28?tf BBODEBS & CO., Alex'a. ^ Ulij Not Talk: Wltile we Li^el LIVE AND LET LIVE! ! ! THAT IS MY MOTTO! ! T INVITE the ladie3 of Alexandria to con X tinue patronizing me at my new stand, only recently established, where 1 keep nothing but the latest styles and new goods at the lowest prices. Polite attention to my customers is mv aim; and while I study to please, I never mind the trouble to show goods, and let people have their own choice. All goods sold as cheap ss elsewhere. " S. ROSwALD? 178 King street, nea/ Washington, ap 29?tf Alexandria, Va. COSTAR'S ' V E R M IN EXTEB M I N A TOR, I70R RATS, MICE, ROACHES, ANTS, Jj Bed Bugs, Mo'hs in Fur?, Woollens, &c.? Insects on Plants, Fowls, Animals, &e.-~Put up in 25c, 50c. and ?1 boxes, bottles and Has* So and ?5 sizes for Hotels, Public Instit itiont9 etc. ''Only infallible remedies known." "Freefrom poisons." "Not dangerous to the human family 1 "Rats come out of their holes to die." Sold wholesale in all large cities. Sold by all Druggists and Retailers exe?/ where. Beware of all worthless imitations. See that "Costar's" name is on each box, bot tle and flask, before you buy. pat* Address HENRY R. COSTARI Principal Depot, 482 Broadway, N. ?> Sold by HENRY COOK, Wholesale and Retail Agent, ap 7?3m Alexandria, Va. LEANDER MAKELY, of Fairfax, is respectfully announced as a candidate for a seat in the next House of Representatives, from the 7th Congressional District. Mr. M. is a gentle man fully qualified for the position, ana will, if elected, make an influential and useful mem ber. The voters of the District are requested to give him tboir support. ay 7-W* WISSS QV