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WILLIAMS. & VKST PopTa. THE UNION A8 IT WAS, AND "THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS!" " I held that this Govei ument was mads a the WHITE BASIS, by WHITE MEN, for the siKim of WHITE MEN and their POSTERITY forever.' Stl tukm A. Douglas. A union of hearts, a union of hands, anion that none may sever ; Jk onion of lakes, a union of lands, The Amxican Union forever." Demoeratie State Ticket. - 90 ds"wjjV . 4 . , Far Secretary of State, WILLIAM W. ARMSTRONG, Of Seneca County. SBMB- Sf J4J OA tT e- VM rJ - Supreme Jaagar, 1 (NR tVLL TERM.) ''IffnUsmBKLPH TAN TRUMP, Orf airfield County. as (tO TILL VACANCIES.) (. Leng Vacancy, MACHIAS C. WHITELEY, Of Hancock. County. . .JR Pbort Vacancy. ALEXANDER 8. BOYS, Of Highland County. ' Attorni-v General, LYMAN lk CRTTCH FIELD, Of Holmes County. Comptroller ff the Treasnrr, riLLlAM S V. PRENTISS, Jbi )f can klip County. etoEr& $x l ad y ; School Cyuimissfoner, aSSy?ii 3- RAMSEY, MY o ddsk Hardin County. aJ?fcW.'9 la CM m -Bona o PnMie Works, " hxit TERM,) .itLlAM LAKWILL, is? Of Ashland County. WnUmm $RMt VACANCY,) Cji ARLES BOKSKL, ft WAW raa THE. STAT AT REEMEL1N, a mil ton Countv. THOMAS W RAKTF.KT. Of Richland County. Tte Spirit foKlhe Campaign. We w4U fwrnishthe Spirit until the 1st ,of December for seventy-live ceuts, from .this date, and for a proportional sum as the time shortens. Democrat, you will be doing the Country and the party a eer ice by aiding in extending our circula tion during the Campaign. lo to work, dont wait for your neighbor to do it. 4l LHT OF DRIFTED Sinsbury Frederick Rhino, Thomas (i. Grifllth, John Jeliers, David Stewart, KiUy, Heury J. Jackaou, k. ably, Jeptua P. Duval, John James Davis, Joshua Jhaax, Beujajnin Mellott, Marx A. M. McEthiuj, JaeobStuJtey. s Wiloj 17. -Frodtritk Kasaerraan, Bernard lorf 2. JMMH uunean omuu, n hubj jr JSJjV & Jacob Mehneek, Jr., Sanaca A. D. Stephen, Elijah Baker. J.mes Hodge, Wm. Clegg, Joseph Wehr, ,imr Windham, Isaac Hogue, Henry er, Jeseph .Day, toamael V. parpen- r John Millet, Joseph Brighton 12. Wayne Jaekoon Baker, L. W. Wil- liion, Joshns Btrirkling, David C. Morris flagha Morris. Andrew Givens, James X'ocbran, Jtf icbel7Batt, Adam Kaatner, f. LaftTee J. Yocum-11. lajipfr vt,u"" H. Kddy, George Neff, Jeha JShrivcr, George Easthom, Fred. ermeM, Adisnn -Porter, Leander Wil- is. Jactfb Roemer, William Thomp ar ntv taw 4t e ttiaHiM .:. saner and other printed matter, formerly worth one cent a pound, are uow purchased by the paper makers al eight cuuts a pound. By a process de vised since the great advance in paper ' flank, -tba ik ia effectually removed, and irtsspsi r -r r''-r'-'r' so as to be THngaijt. and. again. A staple worth pound ought not to be thro wn for Buoh purposes as kind- r substance y be ttbsLUuted. CHARLES Ot H Jhn Gates OHio 54V,tu It May 13th,l4. i 4)ear Spirit: Thexpeditiou oouun&ud ed by Maj. Geu Butler, succeeded the rnaormng oi the th, in penetrating to the Railroad bet weQ Petersburg Mid Richmond, and destroying theaame fer four miles. The rebels have made sever al spirited attempts to regain the ground lost,' but thus far hare been repulsed wit h heavy loss. Our loss between three and four hundred in killed, wounded -and prisoners. The gun-boat Commodore Jones was blown up the morning of the 9th, by a torpedo set afloat by the rebels at Fort Darling; thirty lives were dost. Considerable fighting in front to-day, but nothing of a decisive nature is re ported. Will inform you should any thing of importance transpire. Yours, &c. H. R. W. The Times and General Mo Clellan. Wo submit that the daily Times is en gaged in a Tery pitiful business in mali ciously misstating well-known facts in order to discredit Gen. McClellan, because it fears hiss as a possible presidential can ditate against Mr. Lincoln. It says: When Gen. McClellan "got away from the immediate neighborhood of Rich mond," he went to Harrison's landing. We were not aware that he was ordered thither, "by the President or Gen. Hal leck," either "against his earnest entrea ties or otherwise?' Possibly Ths World may have information en this point not accessible to the rest of mankind. He teas ordered away from Harrison's land ing, by the President and Gen. Helleck, far the purpose of aiding General Pope defeat the rebel army and protect the capital. He did object very earnestly, 1 we are aware, and did not finally obey the order until it wss almost toe late to ren der the service required. We reply to this by asking the Timet a few leading questions: 1. Is it not true that President Lin coln assumed the general direction of the peninsula campaign? Was he not con stantly pestering Gen. McClellan wtth or ders? Did he not withdraw Gen. Mc Dowell's corps after the campaign opened, and conauntly refuse the reinfi rcements which were called for ;md sorely needed? Was not General McDowell's corps kept back alter the victory of Hanover Ceurt House, when its addition to Gen. Mc Clellan' army would have certinly cap tured Richmond? Iu short, did not this same President Lincoln, who is now giv ing irrmies to Gen. Grant unasked, do what he could, ignoTantly and honestly, no doubt, to defeat Gen. McClellan? 2. Would not the withdrawal of Gen. Uuruside's corps, by Mr. Lincoln, just previous to the crossing of the Rapidan by Gen. Grant, orthe refusal of reinforce ments after the recent indecisive battles. have compelled General Meade's army to retreat from the Po as Gen. McCiellan's did from the Chiekahominy? ' 3. Is it not true that Gen. McClellan earnestly remonstrated, on purely military grounds, against the removal of bis army from Harrison's landing, aud in the light nf the bitte.- experiences of Fredericks-' burg, Chancellorsville, aud the recent in- decisive battles, has not his judgment been confirmed in a most remarkable man ner? 4. Do not the documents accompany ing Gen. McCiellan's repost prove, beyond all dispute, that after the decision was made, he removed his army from the peninsula with all possible skill and speed ? In conclusion we must say that it does not speak well for the inventive talent of the Times that it is compelled to rehash the exploded slanders of the Tribune against Gen. MoClellan slanders, by the way, whieh even that untruthful journal is ashamed now to repeat Another Severe Fight to Ocenr. Soon Herald's Special, Washinotok. May 16. Midnight. Grant had everything in readiness last night for an early assault to-day, and there is no doubt another severe fight will suon occur, Lee has been massing bis troops on bis right, and the engagement, when it occurs, must take place east of Spottsylvania C. U. Captured officers say Lee bad to run to escape capture, when Hanr.ock attack ed Fwell and Johnson on Friday. Richmond papers of the 12th are re ceived. The city was greatly excited, and the Home Guard were all out. Lee, in a dispatch dated the 11th, claims a victory, aud says Gen. S. Hays and R. H. Walker were wounded. The Rich mond Dispatch says the damage done to the railroad by Sheridan is repaired. The rebel force in Southwest Virginia have retired from Chreshansburg, eighty miles west of Lynchburg. ,. Advance of onr Forces Upon Itirhiuoud, Nw York, May 17. The Herald's correspondent, from above Chester Junc tion, Va., May 14th, gives an account of the advance of our forees under Generals Smith and Gilmore upon Richmond. A well conceived manoeuver was executed, whieh placed Gilmore in a position to flank and take a line of rebel in trench -meats stretching from west of the Rich mond and Petersburg railroad to the James river. . A ond line, into whieh the rebels retreated, was the next day at tacked and found to be mueh stronger. Lt was finally carried by storming, and the rebels driven into an enclosed work at the left. It was expected they would easily be dialoged from their position, when it was believed our forces would be west of all fortifications, with a olear road open to Richmond, only about 8 miles off. Peters burg papers are quite despondent, though claiming victories. The lose of seven Brigadiers and forty Colonels is admitted, indicating a heavy loss of enlisted men. Prisoners say that according to Richmond gossip. Lee's loss was terrible. Beauregard, it is aid, bad, by strategy got his forces byours and went into Rich mond, perhaps to Lee. 'this 3ffcnrs. -U'he Governor of New Jersey, t the request of the President, has called fJr the militia for 1UO days. Itie now claimed tbat'9,000 Confederate prisoners have reached the FedcsaJ rear. Lee ia in front of th Spotsylvania Court House. The stories ot liis retreat were lies. Our dates' from Abe army are to the 15th, at 3 o'clock. 'Nothing from Butler sinoe Saturday. Stoneman is said to have destroyed a wagon train and captured two guns. The Federal leases are estimated at 35,00. Gen. Sheridan claims to have destroyed ten million dollars of Confederate stores in his raid. From a report of a Federal surgeon, who has been a prisoner iu the Confed erate army, we learn that it is false that Gen. J. E. B. Stuart is killed or wounded. He is unhurt, and is with Lee. Long street is wounded, but not fatally. Gen. Lee it not wounded. The surgeon is of the opinion that Lee would make a des perate resistance before we get to Rich mond. The Federal loss in the late battles is put down at 27,500, exclusive of -Burn-side's corps. Gen. Crawford, of Pennsylvania, is not a prisoner, as was reported. He is at the head of his men. Boat loads of wounded continue to ar rive at Aquia Creek. The (leortria. Confederate privateer, has i-1 ; arrived in Liverpool. Her officers have received a public dinner from the South em ladies. The Georgia is to be sold, as she is unfit for a privateer. There has been a ri?e in the Southern funds in England The news from the Red River confirms the accounts of the stringent rebel block ade whieh has hern established. There is later news from Europe The English Channel fleet is ready n sail at tweuty-foui hnurp' notice for Denmark, if an armistice is not agreed to by Ger many. Bogus United States Senators have been elected by the bogu:. State organization iu Arkansas. The New York Comnvrrialx Wash ihgtou special ayf Lc h;s received heavy reinforcements from North Carolina and Georgia. Gen. Sherman, in a dispatch, says wo have been successful in a fight at Rtsacn, Georgia. We are officially informed that offen sive operations by Grant against Lee are necessarily suspended until the roads be come passable. The army is in the best of spirits. We have accounts of ome operations of General Butler in the neighborhood of FortDarling. Capture of Railroad Train. New York, May 17. A special to the Herald of Nashville the 10th, cou- j tins the following: We learn from reliable pcurccs that McPherson captured on the 13th, nine Railroad trains, belew Kc.-oca, laden with various military stores for Dalton. The enemy are making preparations to evacu ate. Advantages have been gained, an d'h opes are entertained that a speedy success will keep pace with the operations iu Virginia. Kilpatrick was wounded several days ago, but not daogcrouly. Alo Geu. Wilick, and General Maiston slighth wounded. The New lork World learns that large reinforcements have gone to Butler, and his forces amount to GO, 000, which are divided into three forces. One of the?e forces are menacing Pe tersburg, and keeping the rebel troops there, and auother besieging Fort Darl ing, and the third, which is iarjrer thau the others, is starching on Richmond. One of our prominent officers prodiotcd that the city will be ours by rbo ISth. The additional reinforcements alluded to in Sheridan's cavalry, is expected to render great assistance to Butler. 'Information has also been received, that Koutz has cut the Danville roads. A special to the Times from Head quarters, of the 15th, 2 p. m., says: The enemy still continues strengthen ing his works. It is fully expected how- i evr that a viorout turning movement will complete the evacuation of the rebel lines without any battle. Yesterday p. m., the rebels suddenly developed a line of battle on - our left, coming through the woods and gobbling up several of our pickets, and driving back the reserve. Gen. Meade and Wright with staff, were one beyond the front at the time, and had an extremely narrow escape of eapture. Immediately afterwards Wright thtew out a force under cover of artille ry fire, and retook the position, which was an important one. Butler's Army Reinforced. New York, May 17. The Herald learns that large reinforcements have gone to Butler, and his force amounts to tfO, 000, divided into three forces; one remain ing at Petersburg keeping the rebel troops there; another besieging Fort Darling, and the third, larger than either of the ethers, marching on Richmond. Promi nent officers predict that the city will be ours by the 18th. In addition to the reinforcements allud ed to, Sheridan is expected to render great assistance to Butler. Information is also received that Kauts has cut the Danville road. Lee Drawing Troops from North Carolina. New Yowe, May 17. A Newbern letter states that Lee is drawing all the rebel forces in North Carolina to bit be lief, and that rebel troops from th South are continually passing ovor the Not th Carolina railroads to reiufurcc him. -'Ailaim in R(cliiuoiil. New Yrk, May 17 - The 'Herald's Y aahni-tou dispatch says: Persons from Richmond on the 8th. say thai th streets were full of people specuUtiiig mi Lee s retreat, but seemed eonlMciic of the fottilications being sue-'es.-lnlly defended. The garrison in-ide the city amounted to about, five thousand, but ca-n be in treated in u fevr hours to double that -number. Men and boy bctweon thejages of twelve od sixty have been incorporated in the militia. -Soldiers were arriving from all parts, principally from North and South Carolina. Sherman Captures Eight fMu and One Thomand Pruoner. Washington. Mav 17 A dispatch re ceived at headquarters here, dated yester-1 day morning, from den. Sherman, atates that he had entered Kesaca and establish ed his headqurtiTK there, lie captured eight guns and one thousand prisoners. Troops were iu hot pursuit of Johnston. The rebels burned the railroad bridge to ResaOa, but the road to there was iu run ning ordM. Reinforcements for Grant. I Special to the Post Belle Plain, May 17. Reinforce- . ,., i :ntstort,u. Orantare going steadily j mci forward. To-day five steamers loaded with troops have arrived at lb i place. Among the regiment are the 107 Pennsylvania vete rans, the 11th Vermont heavy artillery. 228 strong, the Hd New Jersey battery. 17, men with -ix guns. Durinsr tho past week fifteen batteries left Washington for i the front, and other nrc coming, inciu-1 di ig one with 2f)0 men from the west. Steawors lo MWwith wounded are con-1 stantiy bavins here: probably -lO.OOtj have j left -since Kri lav last. From one to three o'clock this afternoon, verv henw firiiitr' toon, very heavy tiring, our men uiu noi ousei ve iu; reueis un irection of the field, but , M boy succeeded in passing a column be .J. tween Heckulan'sriyht and the river, and was beard in the d it lias now subsided Capture oi Yazoo Cilj' Sr. Loris. "Mav 17. -Vicksbunr ad vices of the lt'Uh, say that an expedition under Gin MeArthur, sent out by Gen. Sloi urn. It but little 1 'antured Yazoo CitV with resistance. A messenger en , route to Kirby Smith's army was captur ed. with n o'isp.itch ir from Gen. I.ee to Ad - er.' saying that Grant's jntaiit Ge e 'I f'o p army nsu -jo-ii icpulscd and driven back towards Washington. Raids by the rebels on the plantations continued, and the most fiendish brutali ties aro committed. Even infants were carried off and killed to terrify the wo men. Gcn. Sloettm's order prodm-ed great consterra'ion a moot; traders and specula tors. Stoics have been closed and com merce with the enemy stopped. Late advices from Alexandria. La., indicate lhat Gen. A. J. Smith will be compelled to march overland to the Mis sissippi river, fighting his way out. It is reported that Forrest and Roddy, with 10,000 rebels, were threatening Huntsvillc and Decatur, Ala., last Satur day. Gen. Smith, in command of the former place, had ordered all the citizens to work ou the fortifications. A -ISoax. New York, May 18 The World is the only paper which appears to have the following: i jxici'Tn e Mansion, May 17. FicLLow-CrnzKNS of the U. S. In all seasons of exigencies, it becomes a nation to carefully scrutinize the line of j conduct, hum'ti'y to approach the throne of Of arc, and uiuefcly implore forgiveness, wisdom and guidance. For reasons known only to Him, it has been decreed that the country should be the scene of unparal leled outrage, aud this nation a monu mental sufferer of the 19th century. With heavy hearts, but undiminished confidence in our cause, I approach the performance of a duty rendered impera tive by -my sense of weakness before the Almighty, and of justice to the people. It is not nocessary I should tell you that the first Virginia campaign, under Lieut. Gen. Grant in whom I have every confi dence, and whose courage and fidelity the people do well to honor, is virt-nnlly clos ed, lie has conducted bis great enter prise with discreet ability; he has iufiict- ed ereat loss epoii the enemy; he has crip - pe( tive;r strength and defeated their plans. In view however. Virginia and disaster it Bed River, de- , ' y v. ."i" it , 1 1 1 ll till lay at Charleston and -cneral state of be' country. I, Abraham Lincoln, do hereby recommend that Thursday, the 2tith day of May, 18f!4. be solemnly set spirt throughout the United .States as a dav.wf fasting, humiliation and prayer. Deem ing furthermore, that :he present condi tion ot public affair preseut an extraordi- nary occasion, and in v ew or the power vested in me by the con t tution and laws, l have thought fit to c ill forth, .nd do hereby call forth rititomt of the Uni e l States between the ages 18 to 45 to the aggregate number ol 40rt.1Mfl in order to suppress the existing rebellious' combi- nations, aud cause a due execution uf the laws, and furthermore, incase any State . or nuwoer or oiaics snnii iaii iu lurnibli by the loth ot June next their assigned quotas, it is hereby ordered that the same be raised by an lmmeUia peremptory draft. Details of this object to be com municated to the State authorities through the War Department. I appeal to all loyal citixens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, vntesiri ty and existence of our National Union, and perpetuity of our popular govern ment. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United State to be fixed. Done at Wash ington this 17th day of May in the year of our Lord, 18t-. and of the Indepen dence of the United Slides 8Sth. A. LINCOLN. By the Presideo. W. H. 8lCWAt, Sec y ir State. Caiho. May 18. The Steamer St. Pat rick trow Memphis, p issed up for Louis ville with 300 bales of cotton, for Evans ville. Her dates are yesterday morn ing. Iu the late eapture of Yazoo city, by Wen. mc Arthur, the rebels are said to have been badly worsted, and lost largely inlkilled and wounded Between 20 and 30,000 bales of cotton, are reported in the vicinity of Yazoo city, six or seven-thousand bales of which are owned by Union citizeus, who bought it before Yazoo city was evacuated by our forces last spring. Further movements of General McAr thur are unkown. Gen. Banks is ordered to report at New Orleans. The officers of the Steamer Common wealth arrived at Memphis from Duran's Blutf. and report that the rebels have ! erected a battery on White river, at South Send, near the cut eff Several boats are above, and dare not attempt to pass Two steamers have lately been fired into up the Arkausas river. A lady pas senger ou one was mortally wounded. From the Army Of the Peu insula. New York, May 19. The Herald's correspondent with Jiutler gives a detail ed account of Beauregard s concentrated attack on our forces at Palmer 'b Creek on 16th;. . , 1 he entire leneth of of)encd with artillery. the rebel lines was The shells poured upon our position iu showers. A dense fog enveloped the country at the time and both fires were wrapped iu a misty vail. This was the condition of affairs, when the rebek masking iheir troops, took our right under Gen. Hickman, and envelop edits flank and took it in reverse, Gen. Heckmau's brigade of the 18th corps, holding the right, doubled up and was forced back on the next brigade which was also -thrown into some contusion. Uur men did not observe the rebels un- then taking hiin in the front aud rear crushed him between the columns, and for the time created some confusion. Heckman made a gallant fight as long as he could, but the enemy came upon him so suddenly and in such overwhelm tas numbers that a su cossful resistance ! was nniti innnuihln in tb arUmiti and confusion. Soma of the brigade was can- tured after this operation, bavins forced ' back the right. A heavy attack was ro ide on the entire line of the 18th corps, with feints al n the 10th corps line, aud the eutire right was forced back some distance, after sev eral hours of a most severe aud - auguinary stru";le The battle raged with unexampled fury until nearly 12 o'clock. heavy masses upon our lines, and finally succeeded in forcing our lines back nearly a quarter of a mile. Our men fought stubbornly with but few exceptions, and resisted every Btep, and repeatedly checked the rebel advance, with terrible slaughter, but not without some loss on our side. The enemy numbered not less than 15.000, and pushed into the murderous fire, with recklessness and stubboruuess, rarely seen iu an attack. ' On our right we lost a gun or two and it is said that some light pieces were ta- j editor of the Columbus Crisis, was arrest ken, but it was difficult to ascertain the i od at Columbus to-day. by the U. S. Mar- nuinber, probably four will cover our loss of light pieces. Finally, after forcing back the 18th corps, from its position, aud regaining their position of the first line of intrenchmeuts, they massed their forces on the 10th corps, to drive it back. They fiTSt burled their column upon Turner's division, which held the rij;ht of the corps line, aud joiuing with the 10th corps. They formed in a beautiful manner, and moved steatiily on. Barton's brigade on the right, Turner's divisiou advancing as on parade, and not firing a single shot, but waiting until thej had reached a good distance, and elfeetivc range, when the brigade poured iutu iheir lines such a terrible fiie that the line melting away, and the thi.med and bio ken line, after vainly endeavoring to ad vance, through the storm ol bullets, fled with terrible loss to the woods. The rear volley's were continuous aud heavy, as musketry of a brigade could well be, and such as nothing could stand against. The rebels were scattered like chaff, and broke for the woods in a disorganized mass, under their friendly cover. After great exertion their line of attack was again formed, and again the brigade advanced in splendid style, against our lines, and atrain did they receive a terrible fire, and ! pushed steadily ou until nearly one fourth of them lay killed or woundod on the field, when they broke and rushed quick er t),o aitn .ftr,.. n Iv tntlifi I'.ivor .if flip wonda ( ill r hflVK save them hearty cheers, and sent a vol - -" ..w .....v. v. . . . - w lay after them, which told on them very much. After being twice blucdriy re pulsed, at this point, they moved further to our left, and turned their column upon Col. fcraWiey s brigade division. They come and Gen. Ferry's up in the .-ane Hjcidy and confident manner, but were received by a more rapid and equally , m . .... 1-1 deadly are, Dy uco. 'lurner s men, wntcn caused them to-run to tho woods aeceler- alee in flight by the music of the bullets about them. They were de ermined, however, to break our' line and force it from its position, cost what it would, Thev formed again and strengthened by reinforcements, ch ryed again, and after ten minutes work were disastrously re- pui-en ana ariven oars ai an puinis. i his enaea any serious enort on tneir part to force our position, leaving their de-id and wounded to the number of 1,0U0 on the field. A Bloody Rattle Kxpeeted. Nkw York, May 19, 4:30 A. M. A special despatch to the Times dated at Headquarters Army of the Potomac. Wednesday morning, say: The struggle this moment begun with skirmishing on onr right, it is folly ex pected that a great bloody, and we trust a decisive battle will be fought to-day. Whitewash that will wot Rib Off. Mix np half a pailful of lime and water ready for whitewashing, make a starclvof half a pint of flimr, and pour it intohe whitewash while hot; stir it well, uud it is leudy fur use. LATEST. FROM THE ARMY OF POTOMAC. Washington, May 19. A despatch from Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, dated 6 o'clock, Wednesday evening, says that an attack on the enemy's friKnt was t0 bave been made at an oerly hour this morning, but on examining the ground in that vicinity it was found to be unfavorable for hard fighting; so the plan changed, and at 5 o'clock this morning Hancock, supported by the Sixth corps on our right, and Burnside on his left advanced agkinst the enemy's works. The rifle pits in front were those which bad been abandoned by us, but were filled wi'h rebel sharpshooters who were soon d sledged and driven through the second Hue and behind a thick and impenetrable abattis, which was of a moat formidable character. On examination it was deemed best not to attempt charging through this barrier, and the troops fell back in good order, although exposed to a galling fire of shell and cannister from both flanks. Our loss is considerable, being about 800 killed and wounded. Rurnside's corps was partly engaged and lost of the above number about one fourth. All was quiet at 6 o'clock this evening. LATER. Mat 19. 6 A. M. I have just re ceived intelligence that Guiena Station, on the Fredericksburg amj, Virginia Rail road was entered last night by our scouts. They captured the telegraph operator's apparatus. The station and a large quan tity of supplies were destroyed. A special to tho llciuld, datod Wash ington 19th, says: The action yuterday nt Spottsylvania resulted in the success of Gen. Grant, in gaining an advantageous pcition on the enemy s rit; tt. This was the object of the attack by Grant. Our entire loss in the engagement will not exceed 1,000 killed, wouuded aud missing. No general officers were either killed or wounded. Up to 10 o'clock to-day the battle had not been renewed. The position occupied by Lee is a vast entrenched camp, its natural strengib has been increased by the erection of forti fications which were built long ago iu an ticipation of their need. . Lee manifests no disposition to come out of these defences; every opportunity has been oflered him to do so, and changes iu the position of our ft r es has been made with the view of compelling him to ac -ept battle beyond bis fortificatious. Free Speech and Free Press. Nkw York. 'May 20 The guards which were night before last placed n cliarge of the World and Journal of Com merce offices, still hold possession, they nave no ew oraers, ana aci sinewy in No documents arc permitted to be touched At military headquarters the utmost reticence is observed. No information whatever in regard to the suspended prints is communicated by the officers in charge. Visits to the incarcerated telegraphers have been allowed, these gentlemen are well treated. Sam. Medary Arrested. Cincinnati, May 20. Sam. Medaryi , hal, and brought to this city. GOLD. New York, May 20. Gold a little firmer; opening at 81, de clining to 8H closing firm at 82$. Ruttler Fell Baek into ENTRENCHENTS. hi New York, May 20. The Times cor respondent with Butler, says: Butler's campaign up to the close of Monday's severe engagement ending with a withdrawal from our advanced position, to our entrenchments at Bermuda Hun dreds, it cannot, be considered as a defeat, the object aimed at was fully attained, and it was decided upon by Butler, even if his whole command had to be sacrificed, it was for the purpose of distracting the attention of the rebel forces , garrisoning the outer defences of Richmond, from the movement of Gen. Kaultz upon fhe Dau villeand Richmond railroad. Grn. Heckman Captured by th Rebels. This correspondent says: Gen. Heckman wns taken prisoner in Monday's fight, while the Herald's cor respondent details with partieulats ho.w he and his command fought their way thrsrujrh the eu y's lines and rejoined x our forces. i ; 1 I i t , xr -a. r erno1 -CHOllgll lSlth Vyamp Dennison and Addresses the Gwirdt His Spr.ch, drc. jSalionml Camp Dennibon, 8.30 P. M. Gov. Brough arrived here this morn ing from Columbus All the Regiments of the National Guard now here appeared on me uamp urouno tnis aiteruoou in command ot Capt. Von Doehn, Com- mander of Post, to be reviewed by. the Governor. The number is over 5,000. The Governor is highly delighted at the il i"1 i . i . appearance ot the wen. and spoke with much i a husiasm of their appearance, especially as they passed in review. They were drawn up in solid in solid column. Alter I the review the Governor was introduced by Capt. Ralph Plumb, aud addres.-ed them about as follows: I am happy to meet you, members of the National Guard; the response you have made to the recent call has excited the gratitude and admiration of all the States. I had a strong and abiding faith that you would answer precisely as you have done. It ia one of the most inter esting phases of the war that one blast from the bugle sound should call so many te arms in readiness to go where duty calls, and it is one of the plainest indica tions that the rebellion will be eventually crushed. You have come from your ; workshops and your plows. You have done nobly and well, for without country, without government, and without consti tution, what are your plows and your nievhanic arts all worth? The calf was uot made in pride or for jjlory, uor bnsti- ly. but after the mature? t and most enre ful deliberation. And after consulting with the President, and others in author ity, I felt it my conscientious duty to tnake this call, that this might prove the decisive campaign of the war. To carry on the war another year is almost to crnsh the interest of this coun try, true economy regards (be great effort it will save in treasure and bloed, by se curing a speedy termination of hostilities; thus to re-enforce and strengthen our ar mies on the field, your dnty will be to guard the lines of communications, and to take the place of an army corps of 13,000 men and enable the veteran sol diers tp move forward to the front. This call will settle the question of this war; it will seal tho fate of this country. The. hundred days to come will settle the con test for good or evil. The Press at Richmond speaks truly when it declares that the issue of the coming campaign depends npon the de cisive blow of this struggle. We can adopt its declaration; public men feel it and know it. Many of you have been jeered at by those who stay at home; by men wuo, u iney ceaia, wouia mingle their efforts with the traitors who seek to overthrow the Government. Union men must fight rebelsjboth North and South. Great applause. I have? asked the Secretary of War to exempt all members of National Guards who are serving their country under this call from the operations of the next draft, and I feel confident that he will do so, and is right that he should. It is not fair that men who are away from their hoses serving their country, in the field, Sliiuld not be exempt from the impending o'raft. Besides there is an addition 1 reason for this., anjj a strong one too. t u this, w here ver we strike from the list be names ot the ouard woo nave been cried into service we shall come very nef the cop perheads, men who have no.ood word in behalf of their country; tn wc m-. y not get soldiers from among them; bus we can get their money out i which we can pay the National Guad. If they want ti-h they must cut brt. I confi dently hope that the Secretry of War will make these arrangennta. Soma have said the formation of te National Guard all over the whole S te has been Oiily a maneuver, a track 1 yvhieh to de coy you into the service othe United State, and there to hold y for the bal ance of the war. I hope that the 100 d s you are to serve will be the balrncef the war; at any rate you will not be iained beyond the period of 100 days, t the expira tion of the time lor wh the rail is made you will be di.'ctged, and you will be sent home honorajr as any three, or six, or nine months giment which has completed its term oenlistment. I have the pledge of the resident of tho U. S. that the Governmt act in good faith. It will be done lies some seri ous emergency should uire your ser vices a few days beyonthe time of tho call, should there be a jspeci of taking Richmond by two or tm days fighting. After the expiration, oiinety-nine days of your service, I sbed expect you tu remain there and takeeries (we will.) I do not want to see to soldiers come back in disgrace on ie eve of an iiu- r t i j. penaiug oaine. ji id juu win not ais- grace yourselves ahd ar noble State bj so doing. There is 1 one State that has done it. 1 expecetter things new of the National Guarf this Ohio Stat service. Many havbjected to going out of the State on t ground that that Guards were desiguefor State service. What State service? - is the defence of the State against aRreatencd invasion and its protection, ie rebels are not going to eonie herehe;bl you on our own ground; you ca't select the place; you cauuot lnvitcem here to whip them. You must crossrer and meet theua firs t, before they rere. 'J he best way to defend the bta 1 to draw u cordon around it way outmg the rebel lines, and resist any at ft to invade. Did not the Indiana tr, last summer, f I low Morau intoiio, and would have followed him iiit'eunsylvauia had it been necessary topiure his conauaud? We are not oimpHate troops for its de fense, but. for sning more important. I think that thonstitutiop and tho j Couutry, whieh itr only safeguard, end protection in pejand in war. applies. Objections have made that the guard has to be musteruto the United State service. This means htttle it only Uaaifers the obligation by V", from the State, to the United Yon will need to be clothed, equd and transported, and the United Staffers to do this. Tho U. S. Governt acquires no more pow- i " over you thioie agreeing to pay I your expenses,! i a. jNatiwuaLOu, don t hesitate in iFnmg your doty; dnuibble, but g,becauao it is absolutecsMry fW the preser vation f theory. Illinois, Wiscon sin, Iowa ancti'ana, aro sending man under a simiUH, and even New Tori. with a copped G vernor, has offered to do the snuud shall Ohio, our own nobie State, ch has already done so much, be beby New York? 1 want Ohio to be jrst to report her men ia . i g ii .a It- a tue neiu, tor 'J oe me nrt to say, "Wo are eon, Fatlu r Abraham, threo j hundred th'd more!'' Applan-e j Men f tluard, at your country's call forhe Id in her defease, and when. you rctrn, he close of your time, wo j shall b glv welcome you with shouts of triuJphd words ol chocr THK -'OIRDICE OF TDK NEGRO TROOPS. That field correspondent of tho New orknesthus alludes to onr loyal blacbllie He says: Tire foe fact connected with tho eve nl he briefly recounted, to whieh I wi toil public attention. During the aole the conflict on the right, and wheour ops were being ignominious, ly dven m the Held, the Negro troops of Irnsis corps were at hand but ro Lie tfidenct was placed in them thaene Burn ide declared he dare notrusueiB v thi exigency. By thi wijie jued that the Negro tro aso be tore ornamental than ul, antheir umbers only valuable to 'e'l I aggiato of onr nppre.u4 stPgtU.