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Sprs for 3 M ths61 Devoted to the Dissemiatol of General Information [
- ry. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
3 'Thos . & . H. Greneker
Term--$15 for three months, in'advance. Ad
vertisements inserted at the rate of $5 for first
itwertionof twelve lines or less, and $4 for sub
The Capture 'of Riebmond.
Yankee Accounts!
We have been 'kindly placed in possession
of the Cincinnati Enquirer, of the 6th of
April, from which we .qll the following tele
graphic snmmaiy of e*fts in Virginia
TiE !-45LE FIGHT.''
Nkw Yonx,g'April -The Herald's corres
pondence has the fdllowing account of opera
tions~on Sunday
At midnight of Saturday, General Wilc.ox
had orders to demonstrate on the right of his
Irie, so as to draw ',the rebels from the left
preparatory to operations intbat quarter. The
-next morning,'Admiral Porter and all the ar
tillety in. the works o,n the right were also set
to work. Wilcox's skirwish. -lines were ad
vanced, the'-rbels were ar'oused, and soon
sharp volleys of musketry were heard, iudi
cating that they were at work. Amid the
noise and smoke the Akirmishers pushed 'on
until reaching the outskirts of Petersburg,
when they met a heavy.. body of rebels ad
vaneiug upon them.
A brisk engagement followed, but- onr num
&,ers were so small that we were'compelled to
withdraw. Wilcox then got orders to a..ack
F4rt.Ma!one4otthe-1eft. He massed a column
for the prpose.. While this was being done,
sitwilar dipsitions were making further. on
the f, and a system df cannon signals bad
keen agreed upon ti fix the moment of stit
ing, thait Alt might as.s-ut simDultaneidK.
ngto a mist which. hug pr the._fxefd
the preparntiuns had been conces'od from -the
-enemy. - At 4 o'clock the signal was given.
Tie men adanced quickly and-in perfect or
der, with f-d- bayorOts. .That'they w'ent to
stAy ws indica ted by beiug accompanied by
a ttnchment of'beavy.artillery, prepared to
turn,and work,the enemy's guns.
Presently. musketry was heard; and the
rtAel pieket lin)e -was reached,. row a hearty,
.cher, followed by the roar of nusketry. The
dheering and.musketry firing is taken up and
rung alotg.to the left; until it is lost in the
- -distance. 'instantly the artillery on both sTdes
a at work, and two hundred big gun oech
f rth-their thunder. But the work isquickly,
d-ine. Harriman, of t6e 30ith Wi,,consin, Act
Ing Brigadier General, gave-tmiorder to charge'
Ui, and away-the noble fellows went, over
the breastworksg, riffe-pits, -abattis,: Chevaux
4e-frise, the pipet of tiae fort, into the main
'ocks, adtedeed was accompli-Shed.
For one moment Lhe thunderstruck rebels
16Qked;.nd-tben took:to fight;. but our fI
lowr'were too quick for all of themn, and cap
af thquiely trained, were set at work annoy
i the%- be I a tt . T hisp ith th _ e fs
-t~aneus operationsfurerto telft, to tehke
psthons ad a lageout ofvluabe e'otarul
ig up 2gainst terrific discharges of grape and
eagnstejr, and withering volleys of musketry,
but inwas to no purpose. Four times during
tihe day-did they attempt to 'retake this im
*portant position, but were each time sent' reel
~ng back in disorder, losing hea'y eacli time.
It was in one of these as'saults that the rebel
- eneral A. P. Hill lost his life, se?eking in per
son to lead his men up to the' works. Mlean
time the. Sixth and Twenty-fourth Cor-ps, ha"
ing broken through thes rebel lines in 'their
* front, were swung around to the rear,f and
coming down both upon their rear and flank,
it was evident that Petersburg was lost to
the rebellion. The movement.s ot the Sixth
Corps wrere so rapid that Gen. Lee himself
-narrowly escaped capture. As it was, his
-headquarters fell into our -hands.
The Tribune's'correspondent recounts the
operationis on our left. At 4.30 Sunday morn
ing the Sixth Corps left its lines to attack the
enemy's left centre. It moved in echelonl, so
-as to enable the Corps to .throw forward its
left, and flank the works of the- enemy, one
* after another. Soon a battery of four guns
- opened upon the FiPst Division, but, by 'a
rapid change of the T welfth Brigade, it was
immediately captured.-The batteries of the
enemy, Aow opened from every point. but on
erent our mlant braves~. The left soon reachad.
some works in their front, and orne by one
they fell into our' ban'ds At 10.30 a grand
picture of war presented itself.
The line of corps, with its left in advance,
was sweeping on toward two heavy forts. The
rebels plied their, guns vigor6bsiy, and shells
burst thickly over our lines. On pushed the
left division until it struck the- Southside
Railroad. Against the two forts swept the
Second Division, our artillery playing upon
theiforts from commanding positions inces;
santly, until our men were close up to them.
Then a dash was made upon the works, but
it was repulsed. Again it was tried, and this
time it met with success; but so resolute
were the rebels inside, that some of them used
the bayQonet for a short time, as these works
fell into our hands.
A loud cheer rent the air, and the eremy
were seen hastily retiring to theirsecond. line,
which opered sharply in an effort to stay our
advance. About this time Sheridan appeared
on the field, and was received with loud cheers
by the Sixth Corps, who look up to bim with
great respect. At this moment, too,. our en
tire line was changing its -long front to the
right. and slowly before it the broken line of
the enemy. was falling back upon their rear
Against the line to which they fell ba'ck, a
heavy force was now pitted, composed of parts
of the Twenty-fourtb, Sixth and Twenty-fifth
Corps, and nearly all fresh troops. A lull
took place, and when. the force was repdy to
move it was plAin that a' distinct action was
to be fought. Dusk stole over the scene, andi
the attack was deferred for the neit day.
While the above fighting was taking place,
the Sixth Corps and cavairy, under Sh&idan,
turned tIe.right wing.of the rebel army, tak
ing from 4,000 to 5,000 prisoners.
.The Second Corps, connecting with ,the
Fifth, was also victorious,' notwithstanding
they had, perhaps, "the roughest ground tp
fight over, and a brave, determined foe. in the
rthel Third Corps.
The line of defense's in front of the Ninth]
-Cos ps was stronger than those at any' other
point. It delivered many assaults during the
day, aild suffered severely. At night it found.
itself close -up to the main line of the defenses,
but unable to gofurther. The First.Division
of the Tenth Ciirps aided the Ninth greatly.
WASHINGTo, April 5.-The War Depart
ment has just received the following order:
The, Examining Board, of which Major-Gen
eral Caseey is President, will immediately ad
journ t% Richmond, Vv...at which place he
will resume its present duties.
; Major-peneral Case3, will, in addition take
general superintendence of recruiting and Mus
tering colored troops in Richtutrd, Va., 'and
the adjacent country.*
WAsa3VGToN, April 5.-Hon. G. W. McLel
len Second Assistant Postmaster General, to
day received the following dispatch:
. iCHMOND, April 4.-' have taken posses
sion of the Richmond Postoffic' in the name
of the Postoffice Department ofI the United
States. I found a large' quantity of United
States property ;. pouches, locks. qafes,' &e.
Mails that should hive left the city 'to-day'
are all here pouched and filled. I have not
yet'had an opportunity of conferring with the
military authority, but the Provost Marshal
has kindly placed a guard over the buildings
and effects.
p. B. Pann, Special Agent.
Ga1s-r SwELLING WoRDs.-"That was a
masterly performance," said Mr. Balloon to
his friend, Mr. Jones, as they emerged from
te church where the Rev. Gassman bad
been discoursing on the Relation of the Infinite
to the Impossible.
"Yes.-n.," 'replied Mr. Jones, "I ,suppose
it was very fine, but it,. was out of my depth.
I confess to being one .of the sheep who
'loked up and were not fed'" .
"'That's because you hbavn'~t a metaphysical
miid," said Mr. Balloon, regarding his friend'
with 'pity ; "yeu've got a eer tain faculty of
mind, but I .suspect' you haven't the logical
grasp necessary for the comprehension of
such a sermon as 'that ",
"I am affaid I haven't," said Mr. Jones.
"I tell you what it is," contin'ued Mr. Bal-.
loo, "Mr. Gassman has got a head. 'He is an
intelligent man. ~I hardly know whether he
is greater as a subjective preacher, or in the
luminous o6jectivity of, his arg'urnentum ad
minerns. As an inductive reasoner, t.oo, he
is perfectly great. With what synthetical
power he refuted the Homolousian theory,! I
,tell you Homnolousianismi will be nowhere
after this."
"o tell tj"e truth," said Mr. Jones, "I went
to sreep at that long word, and didn't wake
up until -be was on theodicy.Y'
"Ah, .yes!" said Mr. Balloon, "that was a
splendid spiecimnen of ratiocinative word paint
'i. .1 wa onm'iae carried away when.mi
his singular terse and narrowy style, he took
an analogical vieWof the anthropological."
But at this poift Mr. Balloon "soared aloft"
so high that he left the more terrestrial
Mr. Jones.
Creamstantial Evidence.
That circumstantial evidence cannot always
be strictly relied on; is proved by the melan
choly fact that innocent men and women
have been legally murdered in Eggland; wit
ness Eliza Fenning, Ambrose Gwynett, and
many other cases.
Who has not heard of 'the story of the two
brothers?' - Twenty different versions exist,
many of them equaby incorrect. They traveled
to a seaport town together ; an argument,
vociferously conducted, ensued atter dinner;
they slept in a double-bedded. room; one of
the brothers rose at 3 o'clock, of a fine sUm
mer mrorning, and wanderqd to a cliff, He
wagseized by'smugglers, whom be detected
in buying puncheons-of spirits. They ,were
too amiable to murder him, and merely put
him on board a vessel ihich was bound for
the West Indies. Meanwhile his brother,
who, after his port wine and alterction, had
slept the calm sleep of innocence,, awoke in
the morning to find his brother's pillow
covered with blood, and his brother missing.
It can be easily believed that when he rang
the bell and summoned' the landlord, his pro
testations' of innocence were fruitless, and be
was soon in the hands of' the myrmidons of
the law. Stains of blood were traced from
the bed-room to the edge of a cliff, where
.m2rks of a scuffle were found. * He was in
dicted for m'urder, and defended by counsel.
Every etffrt was made to save his life, and his.
life was saved-but ndt in the way our readers
may imagine.
Tue interest of this tefrihle drama i8 e.n
hanced by the fact that the unfortunate man
was engaged to a beautiful young girl, who
was present at his trial, believed to the 'last
in bi innocence, and Ieft him,:after z. heart
rendingkinterview, in the'Condemned cell.
In those good old days, men were not
hanged in front of country jails -but on' an
adacent comnon considered suitable for the
spectacle.- The'victim, in this instance, wag
taken to the place of executiod and construc
tively strangled. When the law's last
vengeance had been wreaked, a shepherd,
wandering near the spot, heard a low moan,
and cut down. the pendant half-choked nan.
He re-animated, . in his rude way, this
creature whom Providence would - seem to
have saved by means miraculous as ever such
interp6sition could be. He a'ssisted his escape,
and communicated with his now,still more
frantic betrothed, whose relations supplied
the necessary money for flight. He was placed
on board a vessel in.- the channel bound for
Barbadoes; and -the first man he met in
Bridgetown was the broth6r for.whiose murder
be had been'wbolly convicted and half-hanged.
Their ifiterview may be imagined. Earnest
hadleft Walter asleep; be had been seized
with a 'violent fit of hleeding at the nose,
which'would account for the blood upon the
pillow, and for similar stains which,.as I have
stated, were traced to the cliff How he fell
into the hand .-of smugglers has already been
narrated.* This, of course, well authenticated,
but 'ather improbable story, proves the
infallibility of the 'twelve intelligent men.
It is human to err, and it-is human to err or
the side of miercy.
About forty y.ears ago, a gentleman was
tried and convicted upon circumstantial
evidence of the murder of his niede. She tras
bea-d to exclaim, 'don't kill me, uncle; don'i
kill me!' and that instant a pistol or'fowling
niece w~as fired off. Upon these circumstances
the gentleman was convicted and executed
Near twelve months after, the niece, wh~o had
efoped, arrived iin England; and hearing of the
affair, elucidated -the whole transacnbon. I1
appeared that she had formed an attgehment
for a person of whom her uncle disapproved
When walking in the fields, he was earnestlj
disreading her from the connection, when sb<
replied, 'that she was resolved -to have him
or it would.be her death; and' therefore said
don't kill me, uncle don't kill me. At 'thi
moment she uttered these words,' a fowl
ing-piece was discharged brr a sportsman ii
a ne{ighoring field.' The same night shb
eloped'from her ,.ncle's hotuse; and the com
bination of these snspicious circumstances, oc
casioned his ignominidus death.
The Sabbath is the green oasis, the littl
grassy meadow in the wilderness, w'pen afte
the week day's j,ourney, the pilgrim 'halts fo
refreshment and-repose ; where he rests be
neath the shade of the lofty paln trees, an<
dips his vessel in the waters of the calmi, clea
stream, and received.'is strength to go for-ti
again upon his pilgrimuge in the desert wit]
n e-4 igm- marichcr fulna -s
gentleman at Church may'be known by the',
following marks:
1. Comes in good season,so as to neither
interrupt the pastor nor the congregation. by
a late arrival.
2. Does not stop on the steps nor in the
portico, either to gaze at the Isdies, sal'e
friends, or display his colloquial powers
3. - Opens and shuts the door gently, and
walks deliberately and lightly up the aisle or
gallery stairs, and gets his seat as quietly, and
by making as few people move as possible.
4. Take his place either in the backjpart of
thetseat, or steps out in the aisle, when any one
wishes to pass in, and neverthinks of su=4 a
thing as making penple-crowd pass him whiffe
keeping his place,on his seat. . ^
-5. Is always attentive to strangers and
gives up his seat to such; seeking another for
6. Never thinks of defiling the 'house of
God with tobacco spittle, or annoying those
who'sit near him by .chewing that nauseous
weed in church.
. Never unless in the case of illness, gets
up or goes out during the time, of service.
But if necessity- compels him to do so, goes so
quietly that his very manner is an apology for
the act.
- 8. Does not engage in conversation before
the commencement of service.
9'; Does not whisper, dr. laugh, or eat fruit
in the house of God, or lunge in that holy
10.' Does not rush out of the church like a
tramping horse, the moment. theenediction is
pronounceol, bat retires slowly in a noiselsS
quiet manner.
11. Does all,he can by precept and eiample
to promote decorumr in others, .and .- eve
ready to lend is aid to discountenance ill in
decorum in the house of God.
ExHAusrox or Co.mnS,Tr.-Count' Gonfa
lonieri, in his accogL .of his long imprisonment.,
writes:, Fifteen years I' existed in- a dungor
ten feet square!. buring six years I had* com
panion; during nine, Iwas alone.. I never could
righily- distinguish the.face-of him -who shared
my. captivity in the eternal twilight -of our cell.
The first year- we talked incessantly together-; we
related our past lives, our joys forever gone, over
and.oyer again. The next year we commnicated
to each other our thoughts and idas on all sub
I jects. The third year we had no ideas to coMr
inunicate, we were beginning to lose the power
of-reflection.. The fcourth, at the intervaI -of a
month or so, te *oula open our lps to ask each
other if it were possible that the world went on'
as gay and bustling as when we formed a portion
of mankind. The fifth we were silent. The sixth,
I he was taken'away, I never knew,where, to exe
cution or liberty. But I was glad when he was
gone; even solitiide was better than his pale;
vacant face.
CRE FOR SMALL-PoX.-The- Germn Be
formted iLeseger has received a Jetter from
a friend. ia China; in which it is stated a great
discovery is reported to have been recently
made by surgeon of 'the English army i.
China, in the way ofan effectual cure ofsnall
pox. -The mode of treatment is as follows:
When the preceding fever is at its height.
Iand just before the eruption appears, the
chest is rubbed with croton oil and' tartaric
ointment.' This -causes the whole of the
eruption to appear on that part.of the sbodye
to the relief of the rest. It also secures a full
and complete eruption, and'thus prevents the~
disease from attacking the internal er'gans.
This is said to be now the established mode
of treatment in the British army in Chint, by
general tjrders,. and is regarded as a perfect
A friend has kindly sent us the following
lef from a Scrap Book :
"Kiss me and go," said the maid of my heart.,
As she proffered her lips as my pay to depart,
"th'e morn is approaching ; my mother wil
My dearest and kindest, oh ! kis me and go I"
She gave me the blessing in such a sweet way,
That the thrillof pleasure enticed me to stay ;'
So we kis'sed till the morn came in with its glow,
And she said every'momeEt, "Oh, kiss me andi
.REcn'E FOR 'THE- I'rcH.--Dr. C. Dupre has
originated a specific for the cure of itch, which,
because of its vairpe in curing this- disease 1"
take pleasure in furnishingyour readers~ tat '
those so affDicted may be benefited by its use.
Three days' use is sufficient for'a radical cure.
- B.-Calomel; sol gra. '
Pulv. Camphor, 20-grs.
Sj Lard, 1ose.-Mix well.
Directions.- ash the part affeeted .thor
-oughly with str<iia soap'wnsh once a day'.
Then rub the ointuient well into the dise.ned
parts twice daily.
~Why are young Jadies likcarrowg.? Because.
Lhe ami i a rnin-r when the beaux comte.

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