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, i v , * />'*( Aft Vy A. V .-*'1 'sN ?> /V /< f - r-V r?\ T "? 4-i X * i 7 v 44- 4-V *i 4 -> *?'( 41 f* k k I & FBIPAr EVENING, MAY 29. A number of persons owning farms in the neighborhood cf this place, from which the feucej havo all been destroyed, and no crous v I X. planted, hare turned their auction to the dairy business, and keeping Cue cows, pasturing on tli3 vacant fields, now send considerable quan tities or milk, cream and butter to this market, A large supoiy of milk and cream is required w r k y i for the ice cream makers and vendors. The ice cream stand:-, apart from those in Confec tionary stores are to be found in ail parts of the town?and the vendors carry it around in their coolers, supplying families and others ; which is a gigac convenience. ttf -if. i The destmciien and desolation at Freder icksburg, by the operations of war, are said to be very great. Many of the citizens of thai place have lost everything they possessed? but they still cling to their old homes. 'The Maryland Episcopal Convention ad journed yesterday, having finished all the bus'.' sess before it. The session was a harmonious GC 8, The. Hiohaaoiid Whig of the 23d says: ? "General Gustavus W. Smith has been chosen President of the Etowah Iron Mining Compa ny, Bartow county, Georgia, who have one among the finest works of the kind in the country. It is said that in order to secure hii services the company transferred to him stock to the amount ox" twenty-five thousand dollars, besides voting him an annual salary of seven thousand dollars. ? mii 1 ii 4v* ">'? 1 " ?mhi" ^T'tao- jMortijorn jovnuuls cont&in numerous extracts from Richmond papers of the 25th ia3t,j which are mostly in reference to the state of affairs about Vicksburg, and, general ly, expressing their belief that, from what so far has taken place, that city is not likely to be captured at present It is said that the value of ths ship Cots* moaweaith, recently captured by the Confede rate vessel? Alabama and Florida, is estimated at $400,000?that of the _ neida, also captred, h.t fully half a million. Among the vessels de stroyed was the bark Henrietta, belonging to Baltimore, and bound to Bio de Janeiro.? Tiiis is the first Baltimore vessel destroyed by the Confederate cruisers. The Mow York Democratic Central Com mittee have adopted resolutions in favors, of peace on ths basis of a restoration of the Union under the Constitution, against the use or isutai y authority in arrests outside the | lines of warlike operations, and endorsing Gov. Seymour's letter to the Albany meeting. AH the officers of the U. S. gunboat. Indi snola, captured by the Confederates in Februa ry last, in Ked river, have been exchanged, and returned to Washington. The newspapsrs report a slight skirmish be tween some of Moseby's cavalry and au ad vance guard of the Federal forces, near Fair fas Court House, on the 26th. - asaapCT ?" - ? ? ? Wm. B. Compion, of the Confederate Army, recently convicted by Court Martial, as a spy, t and to. have been hung to-day, has been r?& pi ts d ly ths Pyoadoat vi the United Statea The number of restaurants, in town, seem rather to increase than diminish?and they ap* pear to be patronized. The stands in the open air, or sheds along the streets for vending edi bles of ail kinds, are more numerous than ever. Cakes and pies have taken the place of ovsters, and instead of brandy and whiskey, V T v * cider and soda water are the popular drinks. The report that the French have abandoned i the seige of Puebia is now contradicted. It is \ hard to get correct news from Jlesieo. .... HttfelMi ? The New School Presbyterian General As* sernby have adopted resolutions in favor of prosecuting the war, and against secession, &c. A large quantity of quinine and morphine, on the way South, has recently be?m captured at Louisville, Ky, jwiTHgaL-'i.i " FOREIGN MISCELLANY. A Scotch physician, Dr. Smart, has announ ced an invention which he asserts, has never failed in his practice to prevent the disfigure ment consequent iu small-pox known as ''pil ing," The application consists or a solution of india-rubber m chloroform, which is painted over the face (and nech. iu women) when the eruption has become fully developed. When the chloroform has evaporated, which it readi ly does, there is left a thin elastic film of in.ia % rubber over the face. A movement has been set on faot in the city of London to relieve the distress in the cotton manufacturing districts by means of emigration to the colony of Victory, Australia. Archbishop Culien, of Dublin, has issued a pastoral letter to the clergy in his diocese con demning freemasonry, and instructing them to forbid their parishioners to countenance in any way the meetings of the institution. For the week ending May 8 there was receiv ed ati Liverpool 16,384 bales and 598 bags of cotton?mostly from India. New York fur nished twenty-two bales of the number speci fied. The restoration of Goethe's house in Frank fort has been commenced. The object of the Gcethe Stift is to render the house what it was in 1749, when the poet was born in it, and what it remained during the years he passed in it as a child, ^ Doctor N. Davis, author of 5'Carthage and Us Remains" and "Paiined Cities of Africa,7' has just set out for Abyssinia. It is said that he has-made a discovery which is to realize a fortune for himself and to be of practical and scientific value. He travels at the expense of j company, CI i Five Confederates and one Union soldier will suffer death to-day, under the sei'teace of court martial, The following are their names: ? H illiam B. Compton, Confederate army, convicted as a spy at Fort McHenrv, Balti more (since reprieved;) Thomas Perkins, alias ilawkino, spy, to be hung on Johnson's Is land, Lake Erie, near Sandusky City, Ohio; John R. Lyle, spy, to be hung on Johnson's Island; 'teorge P. Sims, spy, to be hung on Johnson's island; George S. Burge33, spy, to be hung on Johnson's Island; John C. Shore, of Company F, 109 Illinois Regiment and in subordination, to be executed on Johnson's Island. A private in a company from Reading, Pa,, mustered out a few daya since, who alleged that his captain had cheated him and subject ed him to many unnecessary indignities, took the opportunity before leaving Harrisburs: de pot, being for the first time in uine months on a perfect equality with the officer, to give the latter a receipt in full for all old grudges! The oilkser cafsisd psiated option ' Zl-u . Cairo, su-^f^ 1 nved at JifmpbJs from WW S'^l"1 J morning. _ From Captain Steves, a |r1?l!li:I v^e learn ti>e following;? ' 1 . IflfcfiglitiEg at Yickshurs on Vv\r I desperate. Gen. Grant charred the </r~H! uons and took some of the?n,?biu the Vv'^l erato rilhc-d and retook them T1 r ?'J? ranch hand-to-band fighting ' ' 1 * 't;:? Captain Stevens say* the Federal W M ta*t day in killed ana wounded wasaWtV.1 Lie vjouiederates used hand mnades a* the federal forces atten-pted" to n.-.r, .? works. ^ 0 ituriJ' tnti It is reported that one. of Genera! Bant J E,af& " WsrMt0"'* . Me?UI3 May 28.?The Srst kai ?f ,? | oecl how General Grant s army has arrive I Among these are Colonel Maaveiidy, C0U1 Mediums, and Colonel Lecher, of the m Indiana, wounds stvere but not dangerous In the severe battle, the Eleventh* and Twenty-fourth Indiana lost about 250 men each. Capt. Holm an, o f the Twenty-four. I is killed. General Hovey's Indiana divisional Champion Hill, maintained the brunt of dig fight ajLuin^t an overwhelming force of Con federates under Joe Johnston, Viikf! uiy is invested on all sides. Gen. Carr and Lieut OoL Cameron, of the Thirty-lourth Iiidiuua, are reported killed. \ Lieutenant Colon"! Twenty fourth Indi-1 ana, had his? right hand shattered whilejrrasp.1 ing the colors of his regiment and endeavoring to rally his men under a niuiderousfire. 1 CHICAGO. May 28. ?As ecial despatch from f Cairo says General Lee, ot Kansas, confirms [ the report that the two outer works of the f Confederates were taken iu Friday's attack on | the fortifications. The battle was sanguinary, and the Union loss severe. The Coniederates fought with coolness and desperation, reserv ing their fire until the Federal forces came within murderous range. They were driven back, however, by main force into the last line ot intrenchnients. This was the situation of affairs on Friday evening. Jackson, Miss., has been destroyed, and the Union army which occupied that place are now acting as a rein-iorcenient for (jratrt. When the boat left or: Saturday the mortar boats were throwing occasional shells. Ine Federals have captured the butteries botii above and below the town. , . , New York, May 28.?The Commercial o: this evening, says:? ^ r j 4 "There can be but little doubt that Genera* Grant has received ample reinforcenients liom j a certain quarter, and that by the 25th at tj> | latest, he was amply prepared to move succe^ fully on the Confederate worKs. ^ "Now Orleans has been secured from a; invasion by the arriva1 of reinforcements. ' Mobile, May 25.?A special dispatc_ - the Evening News, dated Jackson, (Sunday,) says that firing was heard uwi o'clock this morning. No report ot ai has been heard since that hour. . ? This morning xlie 'Iwentieth ills8' (mounted) Regiment dashed into ^ ? capturing four hundred prisoners. ; have beeL brought to this city- J 1 w f lug sick and wounded, ware paroled. ^P]iq TX7o - T*' toovninp- sr^In^i?n ^ePpblicaD Extra of ita looker's Prii6- *S) ^i&pateb from Genera eta ha]in~rl ' c *'le Confederatepick v*t&fh*??lL ",e, Bw*??w*. ** Grant h J I Vefn ta^n, and thutbmui liucjm,hM *** '? ?* **M-? "? e 13 Put in the ref,orr. to iha r?Pe?n liies, by the Ada, comedo*n 4?? aore oH.st T,le ?Lon""" ?W,li 11 the war fh , 3U^ c" the P''^s 01 prospect fjf rn0n'appei,rance fhe *ki'LiSL vtc >Pe&ce, to arrests at the We.it, ttC., Uhon f|? itl0D> "OWever. tuuedprincipzUy S i ProbabJeres"^ of General Hooka* view t,. ,acr0oS the Riiijpahnunoi-k, hiiU a v?w *, tl* <fcptury tf i^uwud.