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ffl V WH.LIA.MH A WEBT-t-PBOpRiBTOs. JOHN S. WAY -- Editor. ; ' WOODSFIKLD, SAY 13, 1863. " Arni'iVti of "hearts, a union of hands, A imion that none may sever; A Ur$( nf jhtlfrdh union of lands, The Union forever." lion. C. L. "VallaudlgHam Arrested. Mr. Vallandigham was arrested at his Some in Duyton, by soldiers sent from Cincinnati for that purpose, by order of Gnn. Burnsiie. The char-os upon which ! U arrest was made will never be known. ! . 1A We are sorry to say that a mob at Dayton, under the influence ot the excitement ejiuaed by this arrest, destroyed a railroad Widge, cut the telegraph wires, burned down some houses and did other damage. This is not the way to obtain redress for either re al or supposed njuries. For- bea ranee is a virtue which must bo exer cised by the people if they hope to retain n remnant of their former liberties; and the recompense u not leoosliuebccause;l m;Ty be delayed. The announcement which we made ome time since of the death of William Ti.ld, a member of Co. K, 78th Regt. 0. V. I. was. rather premature, as we are informed by Lieut. J. E Carothers who commands Co. K. Mr. Tidd- is not dead but in excellent health. We sup pose that his death was announced an a joke, by some one of his fellow soldiers. Wear unable to appreciate either the wit tar the propriety of such jokes. iein i The Rebels in Western Virginia. The Wheeling LUellijencer of Mav Gth .8 the news from the interior indicates Uthe"rebels are still at Weston, so.ine tweiity-four miles south of Clarksburg, juCari about seven thousand strong. It 'is'Vnowa at last that Jones and Iinboden "have joined te.tms. It is also ascertained tint there is another rebel celumn not a 1 - if , . , i i jreai way or uu ler uen. v iiacr, numoer- about i ur thousand, and hovering in Vicinity of Summerviile, along the ew river. J his latter torce is acting: in : ...... , v :-onjuncuon with Jeukins and threatens Charleston, on the Kanawha. The Intcl- tigencer thinks the movements of both these columns will be controlled by the news from the K:ij!?ihnnnock. ffegro Equality in Canada. mtt fti Thjst poj tion of Canada bordering the Detriot ivivcr, where gentlemen of African . itiBcui iroui the -neighboring republic" i timt do land and most do congregate is a perfect pamdle lor the negro. At the creeut Kent Ac-sizes, held at Chatham, a scene occurred. The Pianet thus des cribes: t;-i Upon the case being called, Mr. Thomas Russell rosein the j.nry box and said that KNSa Oi the jurors chosen was a colored sMi,aua me tjitjveu white men had agreed that they would not ait with him. He ' saidhw in bebali of the jury, but oat of in. -contempt for the Court, but r-imply stated the i'act, and begged to be relic v dv ? Justice Richards I know no reason 1 why you should not in the eyes of the law act as jurymen as you have been chosen, ol Mr. Russell- VVe do not think he is inwHigent enough to act. Justice Richard But the law says he ' is. and that is sufficient. The law is the judge in'thiH matter, net the jury. vhtMr. Russell Well, then, sir, I must . respectfully decline to sit as a juryman with this colored man. Srtf Justice Richards Well, then, I shall no yon. Jftr; Rus.-ell And ifl'do not pay the duetit-e Richards I shall send you tilt mm below (to jail.) tM ilk-Kussell Well.' Here Mr. Rus- Well tU the jury box. viiuatice Richards- -Mr . Clerk, what 18 that man's name leaving the box? Th Clerk (Lrclaud)-Mr Thomas .Bu-ecll, my Lord. Justice Richards Well, then, record ,a flue of five pounds against Mr. Thomas -Riyssell. Mr. S-.irtreson Vcrrall. standing in his phsre in- the jry box My Lord, I am ill sdl to pny a fine of five pounds; but rcal-l-jf, l-tan not nit here, but will go to the i fUudls.,- Hore Mr. Verrall left the jury box. Justice Richards Mr. Clerk, what is the' nam of that man who is now leaving aha jnr box? -Mr. Clerk Mr. Sargeson Verrall, my fcifordr '1'l7ufitlee Richards Record a fine of five pounds 'against him, too. fA pa'uae.1 Call gome jurors to fill up the places of 9 those who nave lett the box. " Thn Clerk then proceeded to call the Uf iwles of Mr. Hugh Palmer, of Oxford, rfnni Mr. Wm. McBherson, of Bothwell, who took the vacated seats and were sworn frn fts jurymen in the room of Mr. Basse D -'tftrd Mt. Verrall. who refused to sit. "The Semite In the drass." A. correspondent of the Now York Fidannns Jomnal, writing upon the-ext or theme La trt Anguis in llevba, or the Snake in the Grass, says: The Republican party now in power wis origiUaily the Knwc Nothing arty of the North. Previous to June, 1855, it was in complete and unbroken communion with the Know Nothing party of the South. In the month of June, 1855, this entire Know Nothing factiou of the United States assembled in Convention in Phila delphia for the purpose of nominating their candidate for the Presidency. Thcy divided or sccmlt'd from each other. The Northern Know Nothings nominated Fre mont. The Southern Know Nothings nominated Filmore. What did they di vide about? Slavery Negro ' Slavery. Confessedly and recordedly, nothing else. What did they agree about especially ? The exclusiou of Roman CatholicB from ja'l the offices of the country State and ; Fe Jeial. This was the inaiu timber in both of their platforms. Therefore arc you alarmingly right when you intimate, as you did in a late number of journal, that when the present Republican Administration shall have obtained sway over "Copperheads," it can and will march on to its next poiut of at tack the Catholic Church, and then to its next whatever it be till uotbing but Plymouth Rock tyranny shall reign over,, the land The matter is very plain. The anti Catholic principle, which was in the Rc nublican Drofession in 1855, has never been tcithdraicn. It might have been art- fully omitted in 1800, but a principle so valuable if H uuiiiii not iu nave uccu luciciy ii.u.vh lheecond e(lition of tUeir platform. It may have beon omitteu M has iever oe.cn rctrartcd. Lntet angicis in herba. Mow this grass and do not let the innocent feed the snake that lurks to sting them. R. AZ. Doubtless you have facts in New York to prove the identity between the "Loyal League " and the "Know Nothings." I assure you the facts exist here and are increasing. ' - 1 V - . The Trouble in Dayton- eral Persons Killed. -SCY. We learn from a gentleman who arrived in the city at about half past nine o'clock last evening, on the train direct from Dayton, that the excitement in that city still continued. No further destruction of property had taken place since Tues day night; "but on that night and yesterday morning some four or five persons had been killed and others wounded. All ordinary business was suspended yester day, and general confusion and disorder prevailed. Ppople came into the city from the country, and crowds of men and women were constantly upon the streets. Fights and emuctes of various kinds spread constant terror and alarm. The military were busy during the day yesterday in making arrests. It was said they had a list of two hundred persons who were marked for arrest. The persons arrested were placed in confinement in the jail and market house. At the time our informant left sixty -oue persons had been arrested, among whom were the Mayor of Dayton and Mr. Logan, editor of the When Dayton would be restored Umpire. to her normal condition of quiet and good order, we regret to -add, seemed to our informant somowhat doubtful. Ohio Statesman. The night to Speak. It is the ancient and undoubted prero cative of this people to canvass public measures and the merits of public 'men It is a '-home bred right," a fireside privi lege. It hath ever been enjoyed in every house, cottage, and cabin in the nation It i3 not to be drawn in controversy. It is as undoubted as the right of breathing the air or walkingtm the earth. Belong ing to private life as a right, it belongs to public life as a duty, and it is the last duty which thote whose representative I am shall find me to abandon. Aiming at all times to be comteous and temperate in its use, except when the rightitself is ques tioned, I shall placemyself on the extreme boundary of my right, and bid defiance to any arm that would move me from my ground. The high constitutional privilege I shall defend and exercise, within this Heusc, and in all places; in times of peace, and at all. times. Living, I shall assert it; and should I leave no other inheritance to my children, by the blessing of God I will leave them the inheritance of free princi ples, and the example of a manly, indepen dent and constitutional defense of them. Daniel Webster Trial of Yallandfghain- bjf the Mob at Dayton. -Loss Cincinnati, May 6. Mr. Vallandig hatn was brought before the court martial to-day for trial. He refused to plead to Kbe chrgea hich wore read to him, and tuc limn ii (ilccucu nun iin- vtt iiitiivi-. the publication of which is not allowed. The charges were based on his Mt. Ver non speech. Vallandighain is at the Burnett House to-night, under a stroag guard, Dayton and Montgomery county are placed under martial law. The total loss by the conflagration at Dayton was $39, 000. The damage otherwise by the riot was small. General Rosecrans Turned Gar dener General Rosecrans is going into the gardening business. He has lately secured about one hundred and fifty acres uf good garden land in the neighborhood of Nashville, and has selected from the convalescent soldiers in the hospitals there some fifty men, who are more or less ac quainted with gardeniug, and directed t n cm to cultivate tuis lanu iu such vegcta- blcs as the army, and especially the hos pitals, need. The work is now progress ing, aud purchaseshave been made amount ing to filty bushels of onion sets, forty thousand cabbage plants, a like number oi tomato plauts. and large supplies of tin usual vegetable seeds This is not simply an economical measure, but a sanitary ouc that will promote health and save life in the army. Hooker in Possession f Fredericksburg. New York, May 4. 8:30 A. M. Tho Tribune has just isued au extra as fol lows: Our news by mail from tho Rappahan nock is up to Sunday morning. At that time our left wine was in possession of Frederieksbure and of the first line of redoubta on the hill behind it, and was feeling its way to the seoond line. The rivei was crossed, and the redoubts carried with great ease and very slight loss of life. The rebels had marched away in the direc tion uf Chancellorville to attack our right wins' there posted, leaving at first ten thousand, but subsequently not more than five to seven thousand in their works, as was ascertained by a reconnoissance from Lowe s balloon. A great portion of our Falmouth batter ies were engaged on Sunday with rebel batteries, firing across the river and city. Firing both of musketry and cannonading on the riant, in the direction ot Chancel lorvillc. was very heavy. The enemy had beeu forced to fight on ground of Hooker's choosing, as he promised his soldiers. It was believed in both wings that Stoneuian's expedition to cut the railroad ! between the rebels and Richmond had j proved successful, thus cutting oif the ouly ! path of retreat. So confident was Hooker at Falmouth of success, that in conformity with his or- " f ; b d alread commenced to rebuild a bridge over the Rappahannook Troops in finest spirits, and everything looks propitious. New York, May 4. The Herald has an extra, giving dates to 11 A. M. Sunday, an &fj stores near h redencks- s station were burned. and giving rumors that our light captured sixteen pieces of artillery; that the Irish Brigaed took three rebel batteries; that our cavalry were tearing up the railroad track and destroying rebel property, and that we advanced one mile yesterday and were still driving the rebels with great slaughter. At 11 heavy cannonading was heard on the right. 9(cws from the South. McrfreEsboko, MayJ4. Rebel report:-, represent Dodge as havingadvanced eleven miles east of Tuscumbia, meeting Forrest; fighting reported going on the 29th. Dodge was in possession of Ceurland on the 25th, Jackson dispatches of the 29th represent that General Grant is at Union Church, on the Natchez aud Hazlehurst Road. Light boats are now moving up the Yazoo. A train of transports had reached Hazle hurst, and it was evident that the enemy intended moving on Natchez. General Banks had taken Alexandria. He says it is impossible for him to get into Moon Lake until the river rises. A Jackson dispatch to nine o'clock on the 29th says that communication with Grand Gulf had been re-established. After six hours firing the gunboats withdrew. They tired about 3,00U shots, temporarily disabling one gun. Our loss was 5 killed aad 22 wounded. Colonel Wade, of artillery, was killed. Two gunboats apparently disabled, damage unknown, lie three miles below, on the Louisiana shore. The enemy en iraced a large body at Hard Times, five miles above Grand Gulf. Six gunboats with two transports passed Grand Gulf on the 29th. The enemy were on the Louisi ana shore below New York, May 4. The Cairo corres pondent of the Times states that the move ment to cut off robel communication donw the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and another in Central Mississippi, by which. all rail roads connecting with Vicksbure would be cut off, has been successful. Battle on the Kansemond. Suffolk, May 4, (by mail to New York.) At 9 o'clock yesterday morning General Peck sent a force of infantry, cavalry and artillery across the Nanse niond river at Suffolk, to make a recon uoissance. They advanced cautiously up the old Petersburg turnpike, and when two miles oui encountered the enemy's rifle pits, which were thoroughly manned. The 89th and 13th New York made a spirited and successful charge upon the rebel works and carried thein after heavy resistance, when the enemy retreated and fell back out of range, leaving their dead and some wounded on the field. During this time the drawbridge batte ry and our army gunboat were playing upon the enemy, doing good execution among the sharpshooters secreted in the woods. In the afternoon our troops came upon a rebel masked battery situated two and a half miles north of Suffolk, and at four o'clock Davis's Massachusetts battery and the gunboat Bragg commenced shelling it out. After thirty minutes the rebels returned the fire, which was kept up on both sides until sunset, when the enemy's battery was silenced. Col. Kinggold, of the lU3d JNew York, was shot while front, and died leading his regiment in during the night. The Chaplain of the 25th New Jersey was wounded. While the above skirmishing Was in progress, General Getty crossed the Nansc mond four miles below Suffolk, and en countered the enemy, and it was rumored and believed that he had captured a rebel battery of eight guns and a large number of prisoners. This needs confirmation. Scouts were sent out from Suffolk yes terday oh the Somerton and Eatonton road, but discovered nothing of the eue my, and after going about six miles they returned. The enemy's rifle pits on the South Quay road and iu our front were vacated yesterday afternoon, and the troops left in great haste, taking their baggage with them, evidently having, more important business elsewhere. Washington, May 5. Since yesterday nearly three thousand rebel prisoners have been brought here, seven hundred and eighty arrived here at two o'clock to-day, and were marched to safe qnarters. The tnumber is already too Urge for convenient accommodation. Aaauion-i prisoners aro to be sent up from the Rappahannock, faking in all over four thousand. New York, May &. The Post prints the following: The following is the latest from Gen. Hooker's army, just received from Washington: The battle of Sunday was renewed Monday morning. The enemy appeared to have forces equal in number to our own, and his successive attacks were made with desperate spirit. The destruetaof the railroad bridges over the Massaponoxand Matapony creeks south of Fredericksburg, has certainly been -accomplished, and the road to Rich mond is thus cut off from the enemy. Eight hundred prisoners, including one entire regiment (the 23d Georgia,) were brought to Washington this morning and marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to 01d Capitol prison. Their appearance Was the subject of universal comment and remak. They were well and comfortably clad; and not one looked as though he had not had enouirh to eat. Two officers. Major General Evans, of South Carolina, and a Brigadier General, whose name was not learned, were prominent among the number. Evans was in command at Lees- burg during the Ball's Bluff battle. There is a rumor current that Gen. Stouemau has captured Gordonsville. The Washington Republican, in a post script yesterday afternoon, says: Our ad vices up to noon to day are that the vic tory of Gen. Hookers army is more com plete than was at first supposed. All that the most sanguine could hope for has been realized. We congratulate the army and country upon this most important success. There are tacts connected with this move ment which cannot at present be stated, but when it is completed they will develop themselves and be appreciated. The Bulletin has issued an extra con taining news from to-day' Washington papers. Gen. Fitz Hugh Lee is a pris oner in Washington. There is a reported capture of over five thousand prisoners. THE MONITORS TO CROSS THE BAR AT CHARLESTON. New York, May 5. The steamer New England, from Hilton Head the 2d, reports that the Ironsides was to cross the bar at Charleston on the 2d, and the Moni tors on the 4th. Affairs at Hilton Head aro unimportant. From Hooker's Ariuy. New York, May 6. The Tribune's correspondent with Hooker, writing Mon day morning, says: The uns are already thunderiug on our left, it is believed to day will prove the most disastrous to the rebels. Over six thousand rebel prisoners thought that although the rebels re-occu-have been brought in. They report that py Fredericksburg, it was part of Hook Jackson is in command of the rebel army, and that -reinforcements have been sent them from North Carolina aud the Peui- : nsula. Our loss is heavy. Gen. Hill was' killed". Another correspondent with Sedgwick's division, dating Mouday morning, says: The battle opened at daylight and is still going on. on the hill at the extreme- left. ! txibbons's division of the second corps re- turned to Falmouth last night, aud Hill s Drigaue nas goue over. All 11011 Combat - ants are leaving except t-urgeons. Ihe leaving cracking of musketry bear us, and rifle pits aro even being erected on our side of the river to protect bridges. The Times correspondent with Hooker, writing Sunday night, says: Gen. How-' ard has been reorganizing the 11th corps, which has been placed on duty again. Gen. Averill with his cavalry command, reported to Hooker Suuday evening, hav-1 ing been as far south as Rapidau station, where they destroyed a bridge on the Or- ange and Alexandria railroad, and drove' Lee and Stuart o$L of Culpepper. Aver- j ill has received instructions to perform, further important work. rPtn T"i,rw ni ma rxind nnf TP.fli SnLr wiflr rr' ftirfVirtr flot-tila nt" flip fiVol.ir- icksbuVg fight, but nothing new except a postscript of Monday forenoon, stating fhaf a ,.on.,i,Wablfe bodv of rebels made that annar:,,,r. hfllow ' Frleriok.hor.r . r r o i marching on that place to gain a position in the rear of Sedwick's corps. This force Was judged to be Longstreet's but his at- tempt to retake the hills was unsuccess ful. The World's correspondent, dating ten o'clock Monday morning, says: Sedgwick has pressed on toward Hooker. Gibbous's division is left to guard the heights in the rear of Fredericksburg. They have been attacked by the rebels in large force, and are in danger of losing their position and abandoning Fredericksburg altogether. The Herald correspondent Monday night, says: Heavy firing iu the direction of Chancellorville has been continued all day. There has been a great battle there. Large reintorcements had arrived to the enemy, appearently from Richmond. The whereabouts of Stoneman is un known, but if any disaster happened to him wo would have heard of it from the enemy. . . New York, May 6. The following is from the Herald's extra: Our messengers from Hooker's army bring details of his movements to Monday night, and of the movements ot Sedgwick to two o'clock Tuesday morning. Hooker maintained his new line at the edge of the woods a short distance north of Chancel lorville, crossing the main road leading to the U. S. Ford, without important change. There was no fighting there until late Monday afternoon, when a di vision of the 5th corps advanced toward Fredericksburg, meeting the "rebel skir mishers in the woods and driving them back. The main body pushed on, meet ing large bodies of rebels in double line of battle. A half hour's heavy fighting ensued, our batteries compelling the reb els to fall back in disorder. The division then returned to our main line and rested, having ascertained the enemy's position. Hooker OS Sunday night and Monday intrenched himself, and is abundantly able to resist any rebel attack. From Gen. Sedgwick's corps the Herald prints the foUowSwg Srrsnbstauce: It ap pears after the great struggle of Sunday, Lee detaehed a large' body to meet Sedg wick. It was known Longstreet was rap idly getting in Sedgwiek's rear atthe same time. Early Monday morning large mas ses of rebels appeared on the heights east of Fredericksburg, where Hooker had but a small force, having sent a large portion to strengthen Sedgwick. The position was relinquished after a short resistance, having first removed all the guns. Some fighting occurred above Freder icksburg, believed to have been an unsuc cessful attempt to prevent Longstreet moving ud. Sedgwick was hotly engaged all MoB- uay, t lie reueis pressing mm at au points, and his men were obliged to give way to overwhelming masses of rebels, and hia discomfiture seemed certain, when a Ver mont brigade made a ferocious charge, repulsing them and securing the safety of that portion of the army. 1 he slaughter of the enemy here near Banks' ford was horrible, whole brigades of rebels being wiped out. "Sedgwick, howover, recrossedl the river in the face of the enemy after midnight, the enemy raking our brigades with artillery, causing great loss of life. He succeeded in getting across in com paratively good order, and marched im mediately to the U. S. ford to join Hook er's main army. Longstreet's forces are not with Lee, but are between Richmond and Suffolk. Gen. Hooker, in answer to a questiou from the President Monday night, said the matter of retaking Fredericksburg by the rebels was of no consequence. Gen. Hooker keeps his lines of communication clear; ammunition and rations go forward freely, notwithstanding the desperate at tempts of the rebels to take Banks' ford to cut our line of supplies. Beauregard reached Richmond with soino forces from Charleston, and had taken command of the defenses around Richmond. Rebels Retake Fredericksburg Reinforcements Arriving for Hooker. Philadelphia, May 6. The Enquirer contains the following from Washington: News from Hooker is conflicting and meagre. Government is not permitting news to be divulged regarding operations about Fredericksbu.g. It is generally agreed that the robels have re-occupied Fredericksburg aud hold the town. The heights below are jointly occupied by us and the rebels. The portion of the heights occupied by us Sunday morning, were re taken after desperate resistance, by fresh reinforcements from Longstreet's corps. The fighting Monday was not general or sanguinary, as anticipated. It was thought Tuesday's battle would be decis ive. The impression among passengers from Aquia creek was, that Hooker would hold his own. News very indefinite up to Tuesday 3 o'clock P. M . hevnnd the Knot thnt manv ; thousands on both sides were killed and '. wounded, and the fight had been in pro gress since last Wednesday. It was also er's plau they'd either be bagged or an- uihilated New York, May 7. The Tribune's correspondent from Falmouth Tuesday morning says : The rebels have regained Fredericksburg, but cannot hold it. The rebels are thought to have pontoons, but measures have beeu takeu to prevent a raid across the river. News from the extreme rirht is satis- factory Heintzelman is said to be near i tit ith rfiinfiircumontt frfim V:ihineTt.ftiv A Washington corresponuent says Hooker took from six to fifteen thousand prisoners, and lost about six thousand Hooker reports in good position. The Invasioii of West Vlr- ginia. Prom the Uniontown (Penn.) Correspon dence of the Pittsburg Dispatch, April 30. Mr. James Wilson, a citizen of this place, arrived this moruiug direct from Morgantown, where he arrived, in com pany with another penon, on Wednesday evening about five o'clock. He remained about half an hour, and just before he t left, two Union soldiers, mounted, came i dashing into the town reporting that ! MaJor waller was eight miles distant i Wlth Union force, and hurrying forward !"wlth 8,1 pOSBlble speed. The rebels left Morgantown on Tues day, encamping about six miles out, in the direction of Kingwood. About 3 o'clock Wednesday morning they again started, going toward Fairmount. About 9 o'clock in the forenoon cannonading was distinctly heard at the Cheat Kiver, and also in Morgantown, and continued at in tervals until between three and four o' clock in the afternoon. The impression was general that a heavy fight was going on in the direction of Fairmount. One o'clock P. "M. Information, deemed reliable, has been received that Major Showalter is at Morgantown, and that Colonel Mulligan encountered the rebels a mile and a half bolow Fairmount on Wednesday morning, and repulsed them. They are said to have retreated in the direction of Morgantown, their on ly way of escape, encamping six miles from the place on Wednesday night. In case they were hard pressed, it was believ ed they would scatter thW: forces. Captain Wright, in view of the non arrival of reinforcements from Pittsburg, concluded to return with his Provo3t Gdard, and a special train was placed at his disposal. Prior to his departure a public meeting was held at the Court- house, and resolutions passed compli mcnting Captain Wright and his com mand for their services. I have conversed with several persons from Morgantown, and listened to a varie ty of statements concerning the conduct of the raiders. Mr. Lloyd Bell, a prom inent citizen and most devout Unionist, is stated to have been killed; also, J. J. Jenkins and Andrew Johnston. Two cit izens, Lieutenant Henry J. Bell and a man named Morrison, were taken prisoners, and it was given out by their captors that they would be shot, for bushwhacking. The residence of Win. Leasure, Esq., Deputy Marshal, a short distance out of town, on his farm, was burned, and the only house destroyed, as far as we can learn. Mr. Leazuro s store, in the town, was pillaged; also the jewelry store of Lewis b. Hays, the dry goods and drug store of jOarr, ' Hanway d Nye, the boot and shoe: store of Charles II at is, the hat store or Mr. Hickman, and every grocery store in the place. The officers, with one exception, appear ed to show a disposition to restrain their men, and guards were placed on some of the stores, with instructions to the men to take only such articles as they stood most in need ot. Ihe exception was a Colonel Harman, who permitted his men to do just as tbey pleaaed. Some of the ofli- cars had gold, silver and United States .treasury-notes, but most of them had a fuH supply tf "bluebucks," rcdeejMrtde "six months after a treaty of peafc be tween theConftderjgPnd Federal Sfctei." Two Union men. aimed Potter and Haj)s man, were wounded, having been fifed at by the rebels upon being discovered with arms in their hands. jL - THE LATEST. Gen. HowVhas received information way of Washington, Penn., that the eM my were occupying rairniount in force, thus contradicting the report from Union town that Colonel Mulligan had defeated the rebels. A letter has also been receiv ed from Major Showalter, dated at Mor gantown, April 20, announcing his arrival there, and asking for reinforcement THE VERY LATEST. Sergeant Boston arrived on Friday fore noon, on the train from Uniontown, and reports that Major Showalter had fallen baok from Uniontown, and crossed Cheat River. The following would indicate danger at Parkersburg : SPECIALORDER NO. 48. Headquarters 11th Virginia Vol. ) Parkersburg, Va., April 30. j Section 1. In view of the danger which threatens Parkersburg, I declare the county of Wood under martial-law, and Major Rathbone Van Winkle, .com manding the 113th Virginia Militia, is hereby directed to order out all the avail able force under his command, with in structions to assemble in the town of Par kersburs at the earliest possible moment No persons will be permitted to pass the j pickets without a pass from these head quarters. , Sec. 2. It may be possible that an overwhelming force of the enemy will occupy the town; if sh. and the private property of Union citizens is destroyed, the secessionists of the place will be held responsible for such destruction. By order of D. Frost, Colonel Com manding. J. H. McCauoiilin, Adjutant. Fortress Monroe, May 5. The Spaulding arrived this evening. She left Hilton Head baturday the 2d, and Beau fort. N. C, yesterday. She brings no news, and reports all quiet in both depart ments- The steamer Ericsson arrived this mor ning with two devils in tow. The Nanscmond river is cleared of the rebel battoriws, and was opened to naviga tion yesterday. The rebel forces have retreated. Ours arc pursuing across the Blackwatcr. The Attack on Ilaine's BlntT. Cairo, May 6. The news from Vicks- burg is one day later. The attack on j Haine's bluff was a spirited affair. Our ! gunboats were repulsed and the expedi- . tion was returning to Young's Point. It or 1 i rcDorted that the cunboat Choctaw was i considerably damaged in her wheel, and tier turret was peueiraieu oy a u-pouuuer shot. The casualties are reported at 80 killed and wounded. The steamer Erie, on her way up, was attacked by guerrillas with one Im pounder and one b-pounder. she was struck seven times, but not badly damaged. The Duke of Argyle, with a 12-pounder aboard, soon dispersed the enemy. New York, May 7. The Tribune's extra, dated the 5th, suys the Army of the Potomac recrossed the Rappahannock at United States and Banks Fords, aud is marching back to its old camp, along Ac quia Railroad. Sedgwick was overwhelmed by numbers, aud hardly able to escape, i'redericks burg and hights were reoccupied by the rebels. Sedgwick lost about five thousand men, but saved his artillery aud trams. Our crossing at United States Ford was effected without loss, On Tuesday, the Sixth Corps, recently engaged at Cluncel lorville, recrossed, aud is marching back to Falmouth. Hooker's retreat caused a great panic at Acquia Creek. The crossing commenced on Tuesday night, covered by Meade s Fifth Corps. Lees shurp-shootcrs picked off artillery horses and mounted otfieers. The rebel batteries occupied all the advantageous positions, and tired vigorously on Hooker's camp. A consultation of the corps com manders decided that the enemy was too powerful. Sedgwick failed to join Hooker, and, being hard pressed, crossed the river to prevent annihilation, the experiment cost ing six thousand men. This, added to council of Corps Com mauders, shook General Hooker confi dence, and he ordered the evacuation of his strong position. The ariny is greatly demoralized by this inglorious retreat. There was no time from Friday morn ing to Mondav night, but Hooker could 1 have attacked aud defeated Lee, but he lacked the ability to give the order. The Tribune closes, saying: "The army is safe loss 10,000 men, and a much lar ger number unfit for duty. Heavy rains impaired the health of the men." The World's extra has the following: Richmond papers of the 5th state that Stoneman'? cavalry destroyed all bridges between Richmond aud the Rappahan nock. They tore np the railroad and cut the telegraph, and ventured within five miles of Riehmond, consequently no cammuni cation can be had with Lee's army. Official intelligence from Stoneman states that after the above, be deployed hia immense force, forming a line of ob servation to detect reinforcements. Hooker was forced back iu consequence of superior numbers and the generalship of Lee. i It is rumored that Lei has massed his army en our right, and Hooker will change his base. Hooker is much disheartened, but there is hope yet. , . irrr fT The Federal Loss in the Iate. ' - HM lltlei., M-.7 fe,a Washington, May 7. The livening Star snys General Hooker, it is understood estimates his loss in the late batiles at about 10,000, all told, in killed, wounded and missing. Also that he brought all his material away safely from his late position, and that while we were so unfortunate as to lose some artillery, we have taken at least as many prisoners as we have lost. General Stoughton, released from Rich mond, arrived here to day. The ry to our anticipations farM telegraph for the last ftw tars. our army on the Rappahannock hash compelled to recross the river with oa riderable loss. Jt is baok where we started a short time 11 . Mm, the sans great disappointjpfut ttb6 patriots j-Sfinwroeni or toe country. jnffutHptJMPi it is a satisfaction to know that ttCMMf ) saved the army, and that it hut Iv effected its retreat. As to the loss We have yet no intelligence, but it is certain it has east W SUV . a large number of valuable officers and brave men that we could ill afford to spare., (infi!f, n mm mmmmaim As to the responsibility of the disaster we will not at present inquire, as it eauv sflbserve no practibsl good. The country will, perhaps, come to the opinion that that harsh strictures of Gen. Hooker, in his. testimony upon Generals Baruaida and MeClellan were undeserved and unmariUd, and that those distinguished officers had a realization of the difficulties that he did not comprehend. As our successes have been exaggerated we presume that when the result is known it ill be found thst our rwvenoa konv...t.j sr. also been overrated. Enquirer. Late Order bo thu Anjcrarr General op the State. General Hill has issued General Order No. 6, whLh rO- fco.a1' orSd eompamaa uadar th aws of the State. It rennirea ain in report in writing to the Adjutant General of this State, on or before the 25th lufi., showing : V. The date of organization, and hy what authority 2. The actual atrcngth reliable for ser vice at the date of this oftt "Sa 3. A complete roll showing the rank of each member, the date of hia enrollment. ; and the date of rank aud post-office ad- 1 dress of each officer. j 4. The army of the service to which i the company belongs, how many membara arc uniformed in whole or in part, and tha ; style and condition of the uniform, j 5. A complete schedule of all the arms ; and public property held by tha company, or its members, where aud how kept, aad ! the condition and value of the eoansy I ti. If the actuil strength of the company is below the minimum, as tt-ttI in General Order No. 6, current autiuo ft j these headquarters, then the officer making j the return will state whether additional ; members can be enrolled sufficient to reaah the minimum standard by. the first da of j June next All companies omitting to make report as heroin required will be immedialrly consolidated or disbanded. i The EsCJlDC of John Morgan at frMinnvilU, Ten The Mnrfrcesboro correspondent of tho Chicago Timet writes as follows: NARROW RSCAl'X OF JOUN MOBaj As the foremost of the cavalry wheeled into the square, Goncral John Morgan and Lieuteaant Colonel Martin, of John son s Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, wero ! just mounting their burses in front of this i headquarters occupied by the forts 0 . ; The two horsemen attracted the notice vf a few of our cavalry, who turned to par ; sue them. But the fugitives had the fleetest animals, and they led our oors a hard chase. Morgan mu his ho. c nearly three quarters uf a mile, closely pursued by Lieut. Riley, of the Seventh Pennsyl vania, who was at one time within on hundred yards of the notorious guerrilla. Colonel Martin, however, fell a victim to. nil. Mm.. II:. I. f. II , I , oi lias, mn nore ren otn n i, anu a 'A corporal in the fcnnsylvania rvgimcr.t cleft his hkull with .- siitI -A ! 8abcr. The notorioua Dtck McCana . has long been tho terror of the' Union people in these parts, and who has ',ea rewarded for his couittle.s depredation with a Major's commission in the CnnfmA. crate service, was also wounded by a stroke inflicted by Corporal John Wil liams. Company F. of the Seventh Pena- ; sylvania. Sixty or seventy private in all wcreeaptured by the advance, tho remain j der of the enemy escaping into the woodn I and cross-roads, after the Seventh Penn sylvania had pursued them nearly thiwe ; miles. Several wagena . were captured from a Yram" after which Colonel Minty roiui ncu, wun uis commami, to town. .. Xegro Equality Brooklyn Clergy. A few Sundava since, at tho oh arch of .1. O -w ..i. nie nev. .nr. noornson, m nreoKiyn, singular scene took place. A Mr; Dun was to be ordained for the ministry, and strange as it may appear, tho questions to the candidate were put by a negro act ing as Moderator ! M hen tha laying on of hands came in order, another negro preacher eanir 'down the aisle and mingled bis paws with the white brethren. Among the white men who officiated in th!s amal gamating ordination',' ware ha Revi fftr. Storrs, Mr. Robinson, tho pastor of tho church, and the Rev. Theodora Cuylor. The idea of a white man being questioned by a nogro as to his qualification for n Christian teacher, is so impious aad wick ed that it deserves notice. As for equal rights, we hope these clergymen will go tho whole figure, and not fail to giro oach a daughter to some negro preacher for n wife. Thus will they chow their ffcith h their works. New York CanctUu - Tm Loss or Ltri on( th Arolo. Saxon. One hundred and otjfhtj per. sons out of four hundred and forty -four 'on board the steamer Anglo-Saxon ham been saved. The Anglo-Saxon is tho twentieth ocean steamer lost aioeo tho commencement of steam communication with. JLiiropo, which has hook a' period of six of these were attended with loan of life. , Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that tho liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of freemen. J uttiut. rfiom th definite to