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The Siege of Vickaburg. The Cincinnati Commercial publishes a letter dated Memphis, June 3d, which repeats Pern benon s intercepted dispatch to Johnston about being; able to hold out ten cUys, &c. General Osterhatis it is said, is on the west -i !c of Black River Bridge, with his entire di vision, wac-viiing Johnston, who appeared on the first and second with rive thousand infantry and some artillery. Shots weie exchanged ..?ud the Confederates retired. Johnston is iid to have 1^.000 men. poorly armed and de anient in artillery, The expedition under General Blair proceed* .-d northward as far as Mechanicsburg, forty Sve miles. A few guerillas fired on the caval ry , wounding several The crops were found in a promising condition, and the country well -i.rpp'lied with live stock. A large amount of i'orron was destroyed, and many cattle and ne v-roe* were brought &wav, *C? - ' v . The gunboat-, ran tip to \ azoo City, several days ago, and destroyed much property, inclu ding a gunboat on the stocks. Several trans ports were seen further up the Sun Flower 2nd Tallahatchie, which temporarily escaped. Communication with General Banks is kept up on the Louisiana shore. Guerrillas infest the region between Lake Providence and Grand Gulf, and commit dep redations with impunity. The Government plantations are selected for attack. Siege operations at Vioksburg are pressed with increased vigor. The siege guns com j^enoed a general bombardment on the third instant Sie-ult unknown. The two armies are close together?within talking distance.? A general attack was to be made on the 5th instant. The iormidable batteries along the Mississippi, on the first line above the water batteries, are all silenced, save one at the ex treme fupper part of Vicksburg, where the Chioasaw Bayou comes into the Mississippi.? It mounts two heavy guns, and two 28-pound The battery on FortHill is composed of six guns of very heavy calibre. The Unionists have mounted six heavy guns in front and a battery diagonally at that point. The rumor from Richmond that Kirby Smith has attacked Gen. Banks at Port Hud son is hardly credited, thoug h some uneasiness is felt. A rumor from down the river says that Smith has arrived at Carthage, La. This U doubtful. The subject of Emancipation will be a prom inent one in the political issues in Maryland previous to the ensuing elections. The London Standard strongly recommends uu armistice between the two sections m North America, and says that 1'England can not be neutral and civilized and christian,M but must endeavor to stop the war. A man named John E. Gosshas been com mitted to jail in Washington on a charge o? murder in causing the death of Timothy Dris eoll, in an altercation, by striking him on the head with an iron gas pipe. John D. Hammscfe, a well known restau rant keeper of Washington has been arrested on some allegiation in reference to expressions against the enlistment of negroes and unfavor able to white officers who take command of negroe soldiers. Nine persons convicted by a military com mission, convened at Cincinnati, of siding and abetting the enemies of the U. S. government, have been sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor, during the continuance of the war. The Marine Band will resume their afternoon performances on Wednesday afternoon at _the Oapitol Grounds, in Washington, and on Sat urday afternoon at Lafayette square, instead the President's ! POSTSCRIPT. I <$> Explosion of the Magazine at Fort Lyon?A Num ber of the Cf&rris(m Killed &ad Wounded. About 2 o'clock this afternoon, this place was startled by a tremendous explosion, which shook the houses in many j.arts of (he city, breaking glass, jarring down plastering, <Ve.? The shock was caused by the explosion of the magazine ai Fori Lyon, situated on iiailenger's Hill, on the opposite side of Hunting Creek, about a mile ^nd a half distant. The particulars of the explosion have not been ascertained, but it is said that about 20 of the garrison were killed at once, and about 40 seriously wounded. Ambulances and as sistance from the Quartermaster's department were at once sent to the Fort, Twenty deserters from the Confederate army were seat to Philadelphia on the train of yes terday evening, where the oath of allegiance will he admin-stered to them at their own re quest. Fredericksburg was still held by (he Confed erates yesterday, the Federal forces making no attempt to capture the ploce. DIED. Ori Monday night, the 8th inst., SARAH L., wife of Mr. George Story, aged 19 years.? ?2g*- The friends of the family are invited to at tend her funeral, to-morrow (Wednesday) af ternoon, at 3 o'clock, from her mother's resi ; deuce, on Gibbon, between 'Water and Fairfax | street?. | ''Such was the stroke of Death's relentless arm, Which neither youth, nor innocence can stay; Prone with the dust it levels every charm, And bends the strong beneath its iron sway.'' In Washington on the8th inst., Mrs. CHBIS T1A N A L A ll NEK, wife of Michae 1 Larner, and only daughter of Jacob Gideon, in the 53d year of her age. In Washington, on the 8th inst., DAVID MORAX, in the 54th year of his age; a native of the county of Wexford, Ireland, and for the last twenty-four years a resident of Washing ton, LISTEK TO THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE t 777? TRUTH PROCLAIMED BY THE PUBLIC. i A LL simultaneously exclaim, astonishing! XjLwonderful! How is it possible, that we have never been willing to believe the alarming i cheap prices, at which the new stock of ; SPRING GOODS, is disposed of at US King ! St. All who still doubt, call and convince | yourselves. Call and examine the beautiful and cheap | Mantillas. i Spring Shawls. u " *' Window Curtains. i4 14 lt Calicos and Gixghams. " " 14 B. and U. B. Muslins. u " t; Your time will be amply repaid, and we feel | confident that you will not regret your visit. Call, but call early if you wish to avoid the i rush to the cheapest establishment in Alexan dria. * S. ROSWALD, 178, 178, 178. 178. King st. King st. King st. King st, ! je 9 ?--tf 2d door above Washington st. ! SPECIAL NOTICE. i A LL PERSONS ACTING AS CLERKS j ixor agents in any capacity within the Co'un ! ty of Alexandria are required to take and sub scribe the oath required by law. (see Acts of I General Assembly, 1862, page 70, section 2,) or ! subject themselves to indictment at the July ! term of the Countv Court. | ~ JOHN C. CLARK, 1 je 9?3t Commissioner of Revenue. " BEER WITHOUT MALT. AVING received permission and license .for the sale of "Beer without malt" of my own manufacture, I very respectfully invite the public to give me a call and try that healthy nourishing beverage. My office No. 10 south Royal st. will be opc*n on Thursday June 11. for the first time, [je 9?3t*] WM. P. ?SMITH'. " ALEXANDBIA GAZETTE Job Prindug: Office. ZI&-Q ST&&F? flgrrrsgy HOTAL .<yi) Pf'rr 1.1 B E K T V II A L L! Positively for three nights urnyt commencing rnrjisoA r evening. J line th.f 11 th, 1 CARNCROSS & D I X E Y ' 3 M i S H X K ? I, S , TJ1E STAX TJtOl'PE OF I si & WOK LA in their grand Ethiopian .Soiree, proaueing s.11 The Latest Novelties, iS 6 W A i i ? 1 B t* H U t i x U i -S 0 JTi 2' ?., LllllU li&b 1 f' iy VI j'l <3-i| 110S, I P 1 an Ia r i ? > n za-vn ?-? s , 5 GRAN J) INSTRUMENTAL OVSKTCliES, V ocal QTJARTETim fancy DANCES, &CM &0., As performed bv iiiis ! W O R L D It E N O W ,Nfc K I'i T ft 0 U p i< At their Ooera Hoy so in. Philadelphia. * * | read THE LIST OF ARTISTS: ? J, L. Cam cross, E. F. Disey. j Frank Morua. J. fi. lies*. | J. S. Cox, A. Li. ivftekett, j 0. Campbell, ?) . Lamont, ! Charles Stevens, C. ViUiern. i Thomas A. Becket, M. D. Edmonds, j R. F. Simpson, B. Patterson, j i;, Eraser, Charles Gibbons, pi. Forming in all the j LA EG EST 0 EGA In IZ A TIC N EXT A XT. TICKETS 50 cents; Heserved Skills T-S . cents. Reserved seats may be obtained at .3dr FRENCH'S BookStore. GLAD EE'S Bazaar, and at the CI TV HOTEL. Doors open at i past 7; entertainment com mence at 8 o'clock. ? I. L CA ENCEC8S. J. W. HOLDEX, Agent. Manager, ie 8?6 c I "VT 0 TIC E.?AI i p e r s on i i 1 a v In g e I ai i n s a ga 1i\s ' the county of Alexandria, Ya., are hereby notified to iile the same in the Cierk's office o: the County Court for said county, before the 6th day of July, 1863. By order of the court, jo 8?if * JEFFERSON TACE V, Clerk, "VTEW GROCERY 8TORE.?The advertiser has opened, at the conic:- of Cameron una Royal streets, a G Pv 0 C E R Y S T 0 E E , where he has a good supply of FRESH GRO CERIES, of ail varieties, SUGAR, TEAS, COFFEE, SALT, <fcc., &c., which he offers for sale on the lowest terms. His stock of GOODS will be kept constantly replenished from first hands, ana will be found, in quality equal to any in the market, and at prices which will pi ease. S A M U EL MIL L K R, j r. j e 8?6t POCKET BOOK FOUND.?The subscriber found on Saturday last, a POCKET BOO K, containing some MONEY, which the owner can have by proving property, and paying charges. Aoply at No, 91 King street, je 8?8t* * * _ H0OPER, FOR SALE. 4* THE TWO STORY and ATTICK SB BRICK DWELLING, No, 24south Roy al street. Lot 21 feet front by 123 feet deep.? House contains 10 rooms. Will be sold a bar gain. Apply to I. LOUIS KINZER, je 2?6t 248 King street, GREAT BARGAINS! BOOTS AND SHOES, j KAUFMAN (formerly of the firm o U t Hecht, Kaufman & Co.; has opened sloro No. 16 Royal street, opposite the market, where he keeps constantly a large stock of all kinds of BOOTS, SHOES, GAITJERS, &c., which U intends to sell at the most reasonable rate-?. Ladies and gentlemen, if you desire to gti ?od and cheap Shoes, for yourself and chil dren. please give a call to J. KAUFMAN, No. 16 Royal street, my 13?Irn (Mrs. Engelbrecht?s old stand.) I C E! I C E! ! I C E ! ! ! A large and superior cargo of PORTLAND jljl ICE, is for sale, at rny ice depot, Fairfax street, opposite Mansion House Hospital.? Those who may be pleased to favor me vnib. their orders, will have it delivered, DAILY fro?n was:on. mb37-w f g iurtrmwox.