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
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
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
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
Fredericksburg was still held by (he Confed
erates yesterday, the Federal forces making no
attempt to capture the ploce.
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
| ''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
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
Call and examine the beautiful and cheap
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. !
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
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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
mb37-w f g iurtrmwox.
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