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Si 111 I n, 4 & / -r. iirikH' Kfs %v%v v -fct3 ^ m 5s p K3 ??? M ^ >? rea s& <$qs J m <?r~- s3 - ^ cs. ?/ j m* /? *s *3} ??5 5* tg pj & ffij @?f L_ &?; t? a # is?' ra h s? j 'Vi'l-41'%i4' 44* Xj> w?+^\\\ ? ^ OLUME LXI~V . ALEXANDRIA, VA., SATURDAY EYENft.G, MAY 30. 1863. . Number 128 published (daily) "by ELK*All. SNOWDEN, Jr. p?" OFFICE?No, 104 King street, oyer" g,o'ne?ss (formeriy French's) Book Store. I Hon. Win. Ten)pie, a democratic member elect to the next Congress from Delaware, died at Smyrna, in that Stale, on ? the 28th instM I after a protracted illness, aged 52 years. The ; deceased was formerly Governor of Delaware. Au inspection of army shoes, made in Cincinnati, discovered that they were made with a paper inner sole, then filled in with wood and very neatly covered with sole leath er. They were returned to the manufactur ers. Prentice laughs at the heading "Astound ing Robbery, which frequently appears in connection with some fraud on the govern ment. He says he occasionally sees cases of astounding honesty, but robbery no longer as tounas. Mr. Chase, Secretary of the U. S. Treasury has nominated to the President, for the pos ition of Second Comptroller of the Treasury, Dr. J. M. Broadhead. A horse thief, who killed two officers while attempting his arrest at Kokomo, Indiana, yesterday, was taken out of jail and hung by a mob of citizens. The court-martial to investigate the charges preferred against Colonel BeJger. late chief quartermaster at Baltimore, will convene at Annapolis on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, C. S. Leech, J. T. Rumford, Z. S. Rankin, J. A. Scudder, Jas, B. Bennett, Wm. Yawter and George Laws, ';for aiding and abetting those in arms against the United States Gov ernment.'' have been sentenced by Gen. Burn side to be confined at Johnson's Island, depot of prisoners of war, at hard labor during the war An official dispatch from Perryville, in the Fhenandoi.h Yalley, midway between Har pers Ferry and Winchester, dated the 19th, states that the affair ot the 16th, by the ad vance guard of the First New York, was more serious to the Confederates at Berry's Ferry than was at first realized. Out of the twenty two Confederates two were killed, five wound ed, and ten captured. One of the killed wrfs Captain W. W. Meade. He was shot from his horse and drowned in the river. The steamer of the Central American Trans it Company, which had been seized on April 7 by an American named James Thomas, and handed over to a General of the Revolution ary parly, have been restored to the Com pany, and that the line i3 again in successful operation. Dispatches from Cincinnati state that a number of conscripts froni the 15th Tennessee Regiment reached Cairo on the 25th instant. They were on their way from Port Hudson to joinG^n. Bragg's army when the battle of Raymond was fought. In the fight they re fused to fire on the Unionists, After this en gagement they encamped at Mississippi springs, where they received fifteen hundred reinforcements from Alabama. In the mid dle of the night about halt of the Tennessee ftegitnenjjeft theit camp, to make their way teto the Union lines. The news received on Thursday of the dep- j relations committed by the Alabama and i Florida created much alarm and anxiety in j commercial circles in New York. The nine j vessels destroyed are valued in the aggregate at over one mil'ion and a quarter of dollars. The merchants say their ships are no longer safe while sailing under the United States flag, Thuvc is indignation as well as^alanu in South and Wall stre?ts, and England comes in for a large share of denunciation. The two wings of the California democracy are making overtures for fusing on the State ticket, with some prospect that they will meet each other half-way on their platform, the main plank of which is opposition to the ad ministration. The Wilmington (Deleware) Gazette states that Richard France, esq., of Baltimore, who was some time since arrested and held at New Castle for an alleged non-compliance with a law of that State relating to lottery grants, has been released. The release was effected by the court allowing him to avail himself of the benefit of a special law passed by the Legisla ture of Delaware in his behalf. The nine vessels captured by the Florida and Alabama are valued, with their cargoes, at $1,258,000. A thousand barrels of sperm oil-were recent ly sold at New Bedford in one day, foi ex].orfc, at $1.55 per gallon. Mr> Levi Bishop, the chairman of the ! Michigan Democratic State Central Commit l '?w I tee. has published a recommendatory call for j a national democratic convention. The U. S. supply steamer Massachusetts ar rived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard yester day. She reports that the gunboat Penobscot, while chasing an English steamer off Wilming ton, North Caro'ina, coming close in shore, was fired upon by the batteries, killing the as sistant surgeon and wounding the steward.? The Massachusetts spoke the iron-clads off Edisto, South Carolina, and the new Ironsides at Charleston. An English correspondent alluding to the Colenso affair says, with some point, that "the great mistake of the Bishop is his position in the Church. Let him resign that, and take his place among the savans instead of the s-lints, and he will be all right/' The N. Y. World says that "the trustwor thiness of Philadelphia war news is fast pass ing into a proverb. "Another Philadelphia yarn" is the comment upon every sensation telegram coming from that quarter: If the Inquirer or Bulletin is given as the authority, it is looked upon with suspicion, while a Press dispatch is promptly discredited/'' There are other points, too, from which news?or rather reports?are spread through the country, which are considered not trustworthy. Cairo, ig in bad repute?Memphis is doubtful?and Cin ch nati to be taken with many allowances, Gen. Sickles' impaired health has rendered i a brief interval of repose necessary, and he is going to the sea shore. ' The Home Journal, that keeps the run of all such matters, relates that "the latest fash ionable innovation was seen at the dinner par ty of a great official, namely, the photograph of the giver of the good cheer on the back of the b-11 of fare of the dinner, one of which was supplied to each guest.'7 t + ** * A convention of manufacturers is called to | meet in Chicago on Tuesday oi nest week, to consider the propriety of urging upon the Secretary of the Treasury the justice of post poning the collection of the income tax on manufactures until the meeting of the next Congress. The signers of the call set forth the fact that the amendment taxing the incomes of manufacturers was passed without a knowledge of its unfavorable effect A number of leading democrats of Pennsyl vania have applied to Maj. Gen. Win. B. Franklin, XL S. Vols., for his assnnt to fee made the democratic party candidate for Gov* ^ ernor of that State nest fall; and he has accord ed them the use of his name on condition that their convention will adopt an emphatic and unmistakable war platform. Information, it is reported, has been sent to Washington, by the committee apppointed to inquire into frauds upon the Government, now sitting in Mew York, implicating a Major | General now in the field in certain grave charg es relative to fiaudulent disbursements. Speaking of the next election in Maryland, in which the question of Emancipation will be made an issue, the Washington Chronicle says:?c'No conditional Union man will re ceive the su\ port of the tru*3 friends of the Union in Maryland at the coming election, So clear, so distinct, and so jealous is the test presented by the good and true men in Balti more, representing as they do, their breth^rn throughout the State, that at nearly every one of their meetings the Administration of Mr, Lincoln, and its entire policy, is heartily en dorsed; In truth the loyalists of the city of Baltimore will not permit doubtful men to ap pear at the polls; and we anticipate that the coming election will show that in that State a number of avowed Repoblicans have been cho sen to office. One of the N. Y. religious sectarian journals had last week, a lugubrious article upou the manifest decline of interrest in the "Anniver sary" spirit, as evidenced by the comparative ly slim attendance at the different May meet ! ings in New York. _ The writer, in connection with this subject, alluded to the curious fact, as he considers it, "that while the anniversa i ries in New York are waxing old, a^d are rea dy to vanish away, in Boston they are still sustained with much, if not all, their original spirit. The extensive bakery of Austin & Co., in Lynn, Mass., Government contractors for fur nishing hard bread to the army and navy, was destroyed by fire yesterday loss heavy, but amount not ascertained, Gen. Hooker foots up the official returns ox the killed and wounded at the battle of Chan celiorsvilie at eight thousand two hundred, not including the missing.