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I' IT B LIS H E D ( I> AIL Y ) It V
EDO A11 SNOWDKN, Jr.
pzr 0 KJFIOE?Jfo. 104 King street, over
S,oiie;3, (formerly Frenches) Boole Store.
THE CASE OF THE CHICAGO TIMES.
t6D. 2uruaide's Order Revoked by the President
of tlie United States.
v'itioaoo, June 3.?A motion was made in
ine U> S. Circuit Court this morning by the
Chicago Timers counsel to defer the applica
tion for au injunction until notice of the appli
oould be given to the military command
uiiUt Camp Douglas. Judge Drummond, in
granting the motion, said : ' I may be pardon
ed for saying that, personally and officially, i
to give every aid and assistance in my
power to the government and to the adminis
tration in restoring the Union; bur l have al
ways wished to treat the government as a gov
ernment of law and a government of the con
stitution, and not as a government of mere
physical force. I personally have contended,
and shall always contend, for the right of free
discussion, and the right of commenting, un
der the law and under the constitution, upon
the acts of the officers of the government/'
During the day the Times office seeim.d the
centre of attraction, and was visited by a large
.-lumber of people.
J a accordance witli a caii issued this tore
noon an immense meeting assembled at eight
o'clock to-night in front of the Times' office. ?
The crowd soon tilled the street, rendering ir
?mpassable. The meeting shortly afterwards
adjourned to the Court-house square, and was
-' hove addressed from the north side entrance
jy gentlemen of both parties. The speakers
;oanselliMi the observance oi the laws, but de
nounced the recent order of lien. Burn si do as
? I'buravy and despotic.
During the afternoon the militia were order
ed under arms.
Chicago- June 3.?A private meeting was
ield to-night, at which was present Senator
'Vumbul!, Representative Arnold, Judge Hie*
ifiivs. Win, B. Ogden, and other leading repub
loans. A number of democrats were sent for,
ncluding the mayor of the city, who was chair
rxiiii. Mr. Ogden presented a resolution urg
that for the preservation oi peace and on
the grounds of expediency alone, the President
;e requested to rescind Burnside's order sup
> messing the Times newspaper. He presented
; petition to that effect, which he moved be
::igned by those present. All signed except
'.Trumbull and Arnold, who said they would
.elegraph to the President to give the petition a
)rompi consideration.
The meeting at Court-House square was at
tended by about 15,000 persons. There was
veuch excitement, but no outbreak, as lire
?lundred special policemen were on the ground.
Speeches were made by ilie chairman, S. M.
Fullner, R. Gaulfield and General Singleton,
of III, ex-Governor McCoraas, formerly of
\ irginia, and others, which were very conserv
ative, calling on the democrats to stand firm,
be guilty of no violence, but wait the decision
of the judge as to granting a permanent injunc
tion. which is to be rendered to-morrow.
Springfield, III., June 3.?A preamble
and resolutions passed the House of Repre
sentatives to-day by a vote of 47 to 13, after an
exciting debate, in substance as follows :
'Whereasinformation has ?eached this body
ci an order issued b\ Gen. Burnside for the
suppression of the Chicago Times;
yAnd whereas such order is in direct vio
lation of the constitution of the United States
and of this State, and destructive of those God
ver principles whose existence and recogni
tion for centuries before a written con ai tut ion
was made have made rlieni as much a p?irt oI
| our rights as the life which sustains us?
"Beit- Resolved, &c.. (the Senate concur
ring therein, j That we denounce the order
which threatens an act so revolutionary and
despotic as contrary to liberty, destructive of
good government, subversive of constitutional
and natural rights, and that if carried into ef
fect we consider it equivalent to the overthrow
of our form of government and the establish
* ? fl \
ment of a military despotism m irs stead.
*'Resolved, That in view of the monstrous
consequences which must inevitably now from
such action, if justified by the genera! govern
ment, we respectfully yet iirmly request the
withdrawal of the order in question, and the
disavowal thereof by those in power as ihe on
iy course which can be pursued to reassure our
people that constitutional freedom, so dear to
their hearts, has not ceased to be. The atten
tion of the Governor is called to this infringe
ment of popular rights and the invasion of the
sovereignty of the State of Illinoi
Chicago, June 4.?The Times having is
sued their paper this morning, the military
took possession of the office and remained un
til evening, when a telegram was received by
the proprietors from General Burnside saying
that his order suppressing their circulation
having been revoked by the President, they
were at liberty to continue its publication. In
the U. S. court to-day the entire session was
devoted to hearing the arguments of the coun
sel for the Times.
The Situation at Yicksburg.?A Mem
phis correspondent oi i Vie St:. Louis Ropubli
| can, writing on the 28th nit., makes some in
| teresting statements as ro the condition oi af
j fairs at Vicksburg. Among oilier things he
says that the Walnut Mil! batteries, for the
j possession of which Gen. Grant is striving,
; are "situated on the highest hill in Vicks
| burg, fully seventy-five feet perpendicular
above the gulf below/'' and he adds: *;1 un
derstand there will be no more charging and
useless waste of life in the capture of Vicks
burg. Gen. Grant has adopted a plan that
i cannot fail in reducing the city to ruins in less
j than three weeks from the date of this letter.
i "I have just had a conversation with a gen
j tleraan direct from Panola, about seventy-live
j miles from this city. He left that place on
I Tuesday morning. It was stated and univer
! sally believed that Gen. Joe E. Johnson was
! in the command of fourteen thousand men at
I Jackson, aud that his army was being daily
increased. All lie lacked to make his forces
efficient was artillery and ammunition.?
These are daily expected from Mobile and
Charleston.
A refugee, who has been at work at the Na
vy Yard in Charleston, reports to the Bait i
j more American that the Confederates have
! two ironclads now launched and well advanced
: towards completion. Their length of keel is
j 150 feet, and they are to carry four guns of
' very heavy calibre. Besides these they have
four larger iron-clads commenced, to mount six
guns each ; but these are not yet nearly leady
for launching. The iron armor of this flotilla
is furnished from England, and brought into
Charleston by those vessels, which make a
business of runnning the blockade. Arrivals
of these craft are very frequent. Only a day
or two before he left three of them came in?
the Kate, the Ellen and Annie, and theBeau
regaid?all loaded with iron, clothing, drugs
ammunition, arms and other imporantsupplies.
The death of the wife of Lamartine is an*
nounced in the Paris journals.
PEAGK COX VKXTION IV NKW YfMtK
i n pursuances of a call issued some week
.since, a mass conveniion of the democrats <>
New York in favor of peace was lie Id on Wed
nesday evening in and about Cooper Institute
There were live organized gather!rigs. the prin
cipal one being held in the hall of'i he 1 nsiitnfe,
and the others in front of stands erected about
the adjacent square. The Mew York paper.*
report the speeches, resolutions, &c.. at con
siderable length, together will* the resolutions
adopted. Mr. Wood made speeches ar seeral
ot ciio stands, bur the main one in the Lssii
lute.?The Herald says:
4The meeting was one of Iho largest an?i
most fiithuM&stie assemblades ev er convened in
the city. An address ana resolution*, urging
peace in the strongest manner and denouncing
the administration in the most violent lashiun
\v'<-re adopted. Every ailu.sion to peace was
hailed with tremendous applause, and every
time the name of fieri. McOleilan was mention
ed a perfect storm of enthusiasm wasoccassion
ed. The mention of Mr. V&ilaudighanr's name
was also the signal for every decided approba
tion. The speeches were in time with the reso
lutions, exceedingly denunciatory of the ad
ministration, and in favor of a cessation of hos
tilities and the shedding of blood immediately,
on any honorable terms. The principal orators
were Attorney General Wooten, of Delaware;
Fernando Wood, George Francis Train, Judge
Flanders. Hon. Mr. Dinninny, Judge MeCunn,
A. R. Wood, of Virginia, and Dr. A. Kerok
man.7J
The Times >avs it was one of the largest
meetings recently held in the city, but denoun
ces (as does (he Tribune) the sentiments oi'
the speakers and the resolutions adopted.
The Journal of Commerce puts down the num
ber of persons present at about ^>;ooo7 m-t
says every tiling parjooJ off quietly* 1 he Jour
nal adds:
"As we -apposed would be the case, the meet
ing failed entirely to prescribe any methods of
peace, although they declared in general terms
their desire for it. They suggested the novel
idea, wholly arbitrary, of coyrse, of holding
two conventions, one in the Confederacy ana
one in the.loyal States, but they did not attempt
any outline of the plans uf peace, or terms of
The Washington Star says:?"We have sat
isfied ourselves that the state [rent is incorrect
that Gen. Hunter has sent a letter threatening
to cause the execution of every Confederate
officer and slaveholder in his possession, unless
Davis's declaration that negro soldiers will he
treated as felons if captured, is immediately
revoked. He has sent no such letter to the
Confederate authorities.''
Colonel Thomas If. Grierson has been ap
pointed a Brigadier General for distinguished
services
J. II. Hooper, J. Harris. W. Jones and R,
Adams, were captured on Monday last, at the
house of Mr. J. Carroll, tack of Law so n't Bay,
Rappahannock river, for being engaged in run
ning the blockade, by U. S. steamer Prim
rose. with a boat's crew from the Currituck.
The prisoners had with them $10,455 in
money, $6,455 in Southern bank notes, and
$4,000 in Pacific Railroad bonds. Hooper had
witli him a memoranda of goods to be pur
chased in Baltimore. These parties were ail
sent yesterday to the Old Capitol.
It is said that a gentleman named Lucas, in
Jefferson county. Va., who lately owned fifty
slaves, lost all of them. They have run off,

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