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HcAD4CAaTiu Unitid State Foicis,
Mihphis, Teno., June 12, 1;2. )
No officer or soldier win be permitted to leave his
f t on picket or guard.
Straggling or lounging about by any guard or picket
rill be promptly punished. If the officers do not re
Mrt and punish men guilty of such offenses, they
. hall themselves be arrested and punished.
No soldier or officer who pretends to have had
property taken from him when absent from his post
ind duty, shall hare permission to search for the
sine or hare any redress.
jul3-tf Colonel Commanding Brigade.
(;eeal order xo. 3.
Headotmbtirs Ukitid Btates Fokcss,
Miarius, Tenn., June 13, 1802.
Hereuler the dealing in, and passage of, currency
I sown as "Confederate Scrip," or "Confederate
Notes," is positively prohibited, and the use thereel
1 1 a circulating medium regarded as insult to the Gov
rnment of the United States, and an imposition upon
he ignorant and deluded. : ,
All persons offending against the provisions of this
i rdor will be promptly arrested and severely punished
by the military authorities.
By order of JAS. R. SLACK,
Col. Com'g Post
M. 1. Evaks, A. A. A. General.
HiAnqrAKTsas Iitdiasa Brigade,
Msmthu, June 10, 1802. :
Hereofter.until further orders,the sternwheel steam-
r HottieGilmore, with a blue flag flying.will be found
at or near the foot of Jefferson street, between the
hours of nine and ten o'clock a. J., to take such per
sons as may have passes from the Provost Marshal
going to Cairo, Illinois.
By order of G. N. FITCH
Col. Comd'g Ind: Brig.
Joskph V. CowsiM, A. A. A. G. ju22-tf
HeAdqxabttes Indiana Bbioapb, )
Mesphu, June 7, 1862. f
The undersigned, with the troops under his com
mand, has taken military pessession of this city, in
the name of the Government of the United States, for
the purpose of asserting the supremacy of the Con
stitution and laws of the Union, and restoring peace,
protecting public and private property and the lives
of citizens, itesiaents wno may nave neu rrom men
homes are exhorted to return , merchants and others
who have abandoned theia business are requested to
re-open their stores and shops, excepting those deal
rjj in intoxicating liquors, who are forbidden t re
sums that trafio under penalty of having their stock
destroyed. The Mayor and the Common Council wil
continue in the exercise of their municipal functions,
he military authorities simply co-operating with them
n enforcing all proper ordinances, naless some eii
gency arise rendering it imperative to place the city
tinder martial law. It is hoped and believed, howevsr,
"""Vhing will occur to render this step necessary. Car-
i ainly no act of this command shall afford any pretex t
far the oitiaens placing themselves in that position.
- Capt. John H. Gould, of the 46th Indiana Volunteers,
vrirl act as Provost Marshal until further orders. Ma r
John C. Major, of the 43d Regiment Indiana Volun
eers will have command of the picket and patrols.
. ' G. N. FITCH,
. Col. Com. Brigade
Memphis, Tenn., June 2Jtn, ltioz. )
The city of Memphis now being iu possession oi
the Federal forces, the rights of persona and property
under the Constitution and laws of the United States,
having been restored to the citizens of a common
country, and persons living in the city and vicinity are
nvitel to resume their usual avocations, and restore
that confidence which is so necessary to the peace, hap
piness, and future prosperity of a people, who have bo
I ong been accustomed to the blessings of the best
government ever vouchsafed te mankind. In view co
t hese fiicts, the people are invited to come to the city
and purchase supplies for their necessary wants, as
suring them that in so doing the power of the Federal
Government will extend any protection in the legiti
mate pursuits their interests may demand.
je2t-tf ' '- Colonel Commanding.
; ; GENERAL ORDER 50. 19.
EsAtxiCAarias ox StiAana - Von Phci."'
, 2n. tfaittASi, 3B-imsioa; Disr. Miss.
MijtpHts, Tenn June 8, 1462,
AH negroes, except those who eame with the com
mand to this place, and of whom descriptive lists are
filed at these headquarters, will be ezclnded from the
lines and boats. , ',"
Any oficer or soldier violating, or conniving at a
violation of this order, will be severely and promptly
punished. .
This order will be read at the heads of companies
to-morrow, 9th inst and at guard moon ting every
morning for a week. G. K. FITCH,
m22-t? -' ' Cot. Com. Brigade.
Hsasqcaxtus UxrrKB Statcs Fobcks,
Mimphis, Teno, June 13th, 1862. j
L In pursuance to an order.iasaed from the head
quarters of this diitrict, the undersigned .hei eby as
sumes command of the United States forces at the
city of Memphis.'
IX The officers heretofore detailed and assigned to
a particular position or in the discharge of any spe
cific duty, will continue in their respect ire places un
til further orders from these headquarters. .
III. The commanding officers of regiments and
detachments or squadrons, will make daily morning
reports of their respective commands between the
hours of eight and nine o'clock a. h., to these head
quarters. IV. All persons leaving the city by any public con
veyance, or to travel beyond the picket lines by any
road leading into the country, shall first procure, from
the Provost Marshal, a pass ; and the Provost Mar
shal is hereby instructed not to grant passes t any
one except in cases of urgent necessity, and requiring
of persons receiving passes to take the oath of alle
giance ; and all persons violating this order shall be
promptly arrested And detained for future trial and
V. It is hereby enjoined upon all officers and sol
diers of this command to see that the public peace is
maintained ; that the rights of persons and property
under the Constitution of the United States are pro
tected ; that the blessings of the Government of our
fathers shall be restored In all its pristine vigor and
beauty, and so far as can be done, consistent with
military rule, no orie shall be disturbed in the pursuit
of his legitimate business ; and all officers and sol
diers riolating this order shall be sererely punished.
VI. All orders heretofore issued by the command
ing officer of this post, and not inconsistent herewith,
will be adhered to and rigidly enforced until otherwise
ordered. By order of
Colonel Commanding Post.
OffieiiU : M. P. Evans, A. A. A. General.
. Headqcabtebs U. S. Fobcbs,
Memphis, June 24, 18C2.
It having been made known to these headquarters
that bills posted up in the city by the Federal officers,
advertising for recruits to join the United States army,
have been torn down by some unmitigated traitorous
vandals, it is hereby ordered that all persons guilty of
sai'l offense upon detection, shall be arrested and most
severely punished by the military authorities, and the
Provost Guard is required to be vigilant and watchful
in detecting the perpetrators.
By order of JaMES E. SLACK,
Colonel Commanding Pest.
Official. M. P. Evaxs, A. A. A. G.
Headqvabtibs U. 8. Forces,
Memphis, Tenn., June 17, 18C2. J
It being made known to these headquarters that
titers are parties within this command who have in
their possession notes, bills, and choses in action be
longing to loyal citixens of the United States; it is
therefore required of all such parties to deliver to the
owners of said notes, bills and choses in action
upon demand, and upon the payment of such legiti
mate liens as the holder thereof may be entitled to
by virtue of the laws of the land upon the party own
ing said claims preving his loyalty to the Government
of the United States, and that he, she or they have
not been either directly or indirectly engaged in the
rebel service.
By order of ' J. K. SLACK,
Col. Commanding Post.
M. P. Evasb, A. A. A. Gen. ju22-tf
Or pica Pbovost Mabshal,
Memphis, Tenn., June 17, 1802. J
For the purpose of better preserving the peace and
good order of the eity of Memphis, the following
orders are announced for the information of all par
ties concerned ; and it is made the duty of the Pro
vost Guard to see that they are obeyed :
1. The guard stationed in the various parts of the
city will use the utmost vigilance to discover the par
ties who are in the habit of selling intoxicating liquors
in defiance of orders. Persons found cuilty of a
violation of the order relating to the sale of liquors,
will be at once arrested, his liquors confiscated, his
plaee of business closed, and the offenders reported
to headquarters and punished to the extent of mili
tary authority. This order applies on steamboats as
well as in the eity.
II. The practice too eften indulged in by evil dis
posed persons of insulting and using violence toward
loyal citizens will no longer be tolerated under any
circumstances. Union citixens who have placed the
American flag over their houses win be protected in
this manifestation of their loyalty to the Govern
ment ; and hereafter the Provost Guard are instructed
to shoot down any one who may attempt to remove
the flag or molest the owner of his premises.
III. No citizen, except the Police force of he city,
will hereafter be allowed to carry any firearms or other
weapons, and when so found they will be promptly
arrested and placed in close confinement upon bread
and water. The members of the Police are required
to report themselves immediately at this office, and
register their names, stating the number of the ward
where they perform police duty.
IV. Lewd women are prohibited from conversing
with soldiers while on duty ; nor win they be allowed
to walk the streets after sunset. Any one of the class
indicated who -shall violate this order will be con
veyed across the river, and will not be allowed to re
turn within the limits of the eity.
V. Some unknown person, representing himself as
" Capt. J. K. Lindsey, Co. K., 43d 111. Vol.," has com
mitted several depredations by entering private
houses and taking private property, giving a receipt
for the snme, under the pretense that he is acting by
authority of the Provost Marshal. No such officer
is in this army. No orders are issued to take private
property from the citizens, and on a repetition of
these outrages it is hoped the fact will be speedily re
ported to our office, that justice may be done and the
guUty ptinished. . ; JOHN H. GOULD,
Captain and Provost Marshal.
Approved by order, J. R. SLACK,
Hmadquamtexs U. 8. Fobcbs.
Memphis, Tenn., June 0. 18G2 J
Members of the Board of Aldermen, the Mayor,
City Recorder, and all other persons discharging any
official duty within the city of Memphis, and under
the charter thereof, are required to come before the
Provost Marshal and take) the oath of allegiance to
the Government of the United States, within three
days, or in default thereof will be regarded as sympa
thizing, aiding and abetting rebellion, and will be
treated as only traitors deserre.
Br order of
. Col. Commanding.
M. P. Evanb, A. A. A. Gen.
Federal Loss 2 0,000!
Highly Interesting Particulars!
From the Cairo Gazat e Extra, of July Cth
New Madrid, July 5. Vicksburg is ours.
No particulars yet.
New Yobjk, July 5. The Fortress Monroe
correspondent of the Tribune, dated 3d, says :
Gen. McClellan'a position cannot be flunked
by any force however great.
bupplies oi all kinds m abundance have ar
rived, and the army is in tbe best possible
Two gunboat? went up the .Appomatax
river towards Petersburg Sunday riiht. The
Island Belle got aground, was dismantled and
City Point was burn, this morning by tbe
gunboats, thus destroying the shelter for rebel
James river is filled with transport vessels
and steamer", and over twenty gunboats in the
vicinity of Harrison's Landing.
Kebel prisoners state their loss at 30,000.
while ours will not exceed 10,000.
The rebels had over 200,000 troops engaged.
Headquarters Army Potomac,
Turkey Ist-asd, July 5.
Tbe following is an account of tbe battles
fougbt in Front of Richmond, on Sunday,
Monday and luesday, being tbe fifth, sixth
and seventh days of the engagemeat.
On Sunday morning the corps of lienoral
Sumner and General Franklins were left in the
works at Fair Oaks, with instructions to evac
uate and protect the baggage and supply trains
on their way to James river. They had hardly
left their position and were failing back on the
railroad and Williamsburg turnpike, when the
rebels discovered the movement, and immedi
ately started in pnrsuit with their whole force.
So rapidiy did the rebels approach that our
officers had barely time to place their men in
position to receive them, before they were upon
them. The enemy advanced to the attack
about 2 o'clock, which waj promply met by
our men.
Tbe battle lasted until dark, during which
the enemy suffered terribly. Advancing in
solid mass to within a short distance of our
artillery the efiVct of our guns upon the ranks
was fearful, killing and wounding them by
hundreds. At dark the enemy was repulsed
and forced to abandon their position.
This battle took pi tee about one and half
miles above Savage StaUon.
Vhile this battle was in progress, other im
portant events were transpiring. The rail
road bridge across the Cbickahominy was
burned and a train of twelve cars under a full
head of steam was run overboard.
All the Commissary and Quartermaster's
stores unable to be moved were committed to
the flames, together with t large amount of
ordnance stores.
The large bouse at tbe station and the ad
joining grounds, which where filled with our
sick and wounded, whom it was impossible to
get away, were lett under the care of our
surgeons, with alt tbe necessaries at band lor
their comfort. They numbered . about 700
and are now in the enemy's bands.
Ihe troops which had fought the bat
tle on Sunday retreated under cover, of the
night to White Oaks swamp bridge, a distance
of about twelve miles, there to await the ap
proach, of the enemy.
lhe disposition of the troops on Monday.
6th . day of battle, was as follows: Gen.
Smith's division, supported by Gen. Negler's
brigade, occupied the right of the bridge,
while Gen. Sumner and Gen Franklin's corps
occupied the left. Gen. Ileintzelman'i corps
with Gen. McCali s division was out on the
road to meet the enemy, who was approached
from .Richmond.
The enemy came up boldly early in tbe
morning, having been heavily reinforced by
the troops who had fought the battle on .Fri
day on the opposite side of tbe Chickahominy.
About 3 o'clock it became evident that some
position of our lines must give way, as the reb
els were constantly throwing fresh troops into
action. Our troops in front of the bridge now
fell back to within three and a half miles of
Turkey Island, when the fight was shortly
afterwards renewed, and continued with the
greatest determination on both sides.
The loss on aionaay was very neavy on Doin
sides. : .
During the day all the cattle and the greater
portion of the transportation Lad safely crossed
Turkey Island bridge. Some of the heavy
wagons had to be abandoned and fired to make
room for the passage of artillery. .
The light vas renewed early Tuesday morn
ing by the rebels, they evidently intending to
crush our army, it lasted aoout inree nours,
resulting in considerable loss to both sides.
The enemy then retired, leaving the field to
our troops.
The rebels aerain advanced about 3 o'clock
p. m.. in considerable numbers, but retired
after being shelled by the gunboats and artil
lery for about two hours, without coming near
enough for musketry to become engaged. The
loss of out army dut mg these seven engage
ments is not known, but 20,000 is considered to
be as near an estimate as can at present be
given, in killed, wounded and missing. Many
of those at present unaccounted for may have
straggled away through tbe country, and may
hereafter return.
The loss of the enemy in killed must have
been very heavy, far exceeding that of our
army. We have taken about 700 prisoners,
among whom are three lieutenants and one
maior. ' '
The reported capture of Gen, Magruder is
i probably a mistake.
; The loss in field artillery is about 30 pieces
i during the seven days.
Gen- Keynolds and Capt. Kingsberry, of hi
staff, were taken prisoners, as also, CoL Stock
ton, of Michigan.
Gen. Meade, of Pennsylvania, was severely
wounded ; Gen. Burns was wounded in the
face: Gen. Sumner and Gen. Heintzleman
were both slightly wounded in the left arm,
but never left the field ; Gen. McCall was seen
to fail from bis horse during the battle and was
taken prisoner, the extent of his injuries is not
known ; Gen. Goslin, of the 64th Pennsylva
nia regiment, whs killed : Capt. Camble of the
i5th regular cavalry, was also killed; Colonel
j Pratt, of the 31st New York, was wounded in
the face.
The army is now encamped on high rolling
ground on the banks of the James river, fif
teen miles from Kichmond. - , . -
The transports are already unloading sup
plies at the wharves. "
. Tbe Commanding General feels confident of
successfully meeting any attack the enemy
may make upon him in his present position.
The reinforcements the rebels received from
Beauregard and Jackson, gave them a force
double that of our army . of the Potomac, and
many of the prisoners taken during the battle
belonged to Beauregard's army.
Washinoton, July 4. The Richmond Ex
aminer of July 2d, gives the (olio wing relating
to the battle of Monday. It says : On Sunday
morning Gens. Hill and Iiongstreet, with their
divisions, crossed tbe Chickahominy, and late
Monday p. attacked the enemy about five
miles northeast ot Dar ley town, on the New
Market road. The conflict was terrible, and
by 8 30 p. m. tbe enemy had been driven back a
mile and a half. At 9 30, being heavily re
inforctLj the enemy made another stand. The
loss here on the rebel side was terrible. The
situation being hopeless against such ove:
whelming forces. Gen. Hill slowly retired. At
this moment seeing their adversary retire the
most vociferous cheers arose from the whole
Yankee line. The fight ended here for tho
night. -
The Examiner says it thinks tbe division
which went into the fight of Friday 14.000
strong, could only number 6000 men for duty
on Tuesday, and that the loss of life exceeds
that of auy battle or sitries of battles yet
" About 8 o'clock a. m1 of Tuesday, the Ex
aminer says, Jackson's and Huger's divisions
attacked McClelian s It1 ft flank on the west
side of the Chickahouiiny, seventeen miles
from Richmond. Later in the day Magruder
fell upon his right flank. Fighting was going
on until Tuesday night.
"Heavy firing from the gunboaU on James
river was heard on Tuesday morning.
"A number of Federal transports are in the
river with reinforcements from Burnsiae; but
they have not yet landed."
The above extract from the Examiner rela
tive to the battle of Tuesday, in which Gen.
McClollan's dispatch of yesterday said "tho
enemy were badly beaten."
Advices received at the W ar Department
show that there; was no fighting on tbe Penin
sula up to 5.30 p. M.
Washington, July 4. Accounts from
Warren ton state that there is no enemy there:
that the two hundred rebel cavalry seen on
Wednesday having disappeared. Some of the
women threw dishvs and other articles from
the window at our forces. The soldiers at
Manassas and Codett's'are celebrating Inde
pendence day.
Washington, July 4. Accounts from Fred
ericksburg represent the greatest possible dis
tress among the inhabitants the 30th Vir
ginia rebel regiment raised in that town hav
ing been cut to pieces.
Washington, July 4, Evening. Latest ad
vices at the War Department from McClelian
are dated 9 o'Jjck this morning, up to which
time there had not been any fighting since
lien. Dix reports the arrival to-day at
Fortress Monroe of 553 rebel prisoners, being
part of those taken in the late battles, among
whom are several colonels and majors.
lien. Dix has ordered a I civilians away
from Fortress Monroe, and no persons will be
permuted to pass to that point or to the army
of the Potomac, except those connected with
military or naval departments.
Fortress Monroe, July 4. -Col. C. Ross
Smith, who is connected with the Rhode
Island cavalry, informs me that his force,
numbering over 1000, have all arrived here
this evening. This command, with the flying
artillery and about 1000 infantry, was placed
under command of Gen. btoneman to attend
to remnants of government property at the
White House.' He saw it all salely removed
and the building destroyed, and on Saturday
evening they left White House afire; shipping
goods and infantry, they returned to Waynes
burg, arriving early Sunday morning from
thence they went to Yori.town, where they
shipped their artillery. Tt.ey are all in good
health and spirits, ana lost only two ot their
men. No troops were taken at White House
on picket duty. They represent the evacua
tion as admirably managed by Gen. btoneman;
the cavalry, in&ntry and artillery, in all
numbering 3000 men, and many of them have
been erroneously reported captured, and it
was believed to be so in the main army.
Ft. Monroe, July 3. This morning the
Nellie Baker arrived at Fortress Monroe
from Harrison's Landing having baft there
at five o'clock. She brings twenty-five rebel
prisoners and a few wounded. . .-
The most tern Die ngnt took piace ruesaay
last, and with most brilliant success. , The
rebels were defeated in every action, and rebel
prisoners admit the loss of at least 10,000 that
day. Our artillery Was most successfully
handled nearly all day, while the rebels have
done but little execution with theirs. Our
loss was very small compared with that of the
rebels. As fast as the rebel forces were cut to
pieces other forces were marched forward to
fill their places. They seemed to disregard
the lives of their men. and held them under
the fire of our artillery. The enemy have
been driven back in every fight for the last
three days. Our troops are in fine spirits, and
never so anxious to fight as now.
Tbe steamers Tanderbilt and Anton Smith
have arrived with 1,000 wounded.. ,
Our readers will ' perhaps " re tr ember the
touching letters written from Newborn, not
long ago, in regard to the alleged abduction
and rescue of a young colored person. The
following item from the Newbern Progress
may throw some light upon the affair :
A paragraph has been going the rounds of
the Northern press, stating that some Massa
chusetts soldier lately rescued a fugitive. No
Massachusetts soldiers wears thejletter "M" on
his cap, and we are inclined to think that
prostitution was more the prime moving
power in the case alluded to than an abhor
rence of the fugitive slave law. But anything
for sensation, whether true or untrue, seems
to be the motto of some correspondents.
The peculiarly wave grain mark of the Da
mascus blade has been discovered to be pro
duced by welding woven steel wire. This re
markable fact was found out by a sword-ma.
ker in Russia, and baa puzzled the brain of
modern mechanics more than any other of
Mr. Philips famous lost arts.
' . - . '
- A New Work on Central Africa states on
authority of "an old n gro who has been a
great traveler," that there are dwarfs in that
country whose ears reach to the ground, and
are so wide that when they lie down one ear
serves as a matt rasa, the other as a covering,
The "old negro" is probably identical with the
"intelligent contraband" to whom the daily
papers are to frequently indebted Tor war
neWS. - .....
Important from Washington. . j
Washington, July 3 A special agent of
the Danish government is here to further ar- '
range for -colonizing emancipated contra
band negroes. ' It confidently bolieved that
arrangements will be made.
The news of 300,000 additional volut.t-rs
will reach London an 1 Paris tsirruiltanoousty
with the news from Richmond. Such a put
ting forth of strength by the government is j
expected to have a wholesome effect on foreign
opinion on the war.; ; J ; j y -
Reliable intelligence- from our army at Fred
ericksburg reports an extraordinary light with
heavy cannonading, heard last nlgtt in the
direction of Richmond. There are conjectures
of every kind as to the cause but nothing is
All anxiety as to the safety of MeClellan's ,
army is now dispelled, as the reports one after
another are canvassed, it is evident that, al
though attacked by a greatly superior force, be
has nobly repulsed tbe enemy, and punished
them most severely. During nearly a , week's
fighting they are baflled in their repeated des
perate attempts to annihilate his army.
General Pope will remove his beadquartors
to-morrow, with a view to escape incessant in
terruption while he remains engaged in organ
izing the army of Virginia and Washington.
Corinth, July 2. Eight or ten
of cavalry, under Gen. Chalmers, attacked
Colonel Sheridan's advance guard, two miles
south of Boonville, about eight o'clock yester
day morning. Our companies made a most
brilliant dash on the enemy's ro-tr.
At the same time Major Conn, 2d Iowa cav
alry, made a dash in front and on the enemy's
left, alarming the enemy so much thatColor.el
Sheridan was enabled to hold them in check.
About half-past three the enemy commenced
retreating, but Sheridan having only the 2d
Iowa and 2d Michigan cavalry, was unable
to pursue.
No report of the loss is given. The enemy
make demonstrations dally on different parts
of our lines.
Cairo, July 3. A cavalry fight oecurnl
last Thursday a short distance this side of
Boonville, Mississippi. About 2000 were en
gaged on each side.
The rebels attacked our forces, driving them
at first, but at last were completely beaten
themselves. The Cht lasted five hours.
The loss on the Federal Bide is about forty
killed and wounded, among whom wAwo or
three commissioned officers. The reoel loss is
not known, but supposed to be greater. The
Twenty-seventh Illinois was ordered out to
assist the cavalry.
Just before they reached the scene of action
it was over. The troops engaged were from
Michigan. We have taken eight prisoners
certain, with others reported as coming in.
Corinth, July 3. The guerrillas took up
the track east of Grand Junction, a day or
two since, and captured seventy to eighty
prisoners. Col. Pride, of Gen. Grant's staff,
and Capt McMichael, of Gen. Smith's staff,
narrowly escaped, and have arrived here. ' :
The Case of the Cully St. Pierre.
In the House of Lords, on the l9th 'of June,
Lord Brougham, on behalf of his noble and
learned friend (Lord Lyndhurst,) , .whose
health, as their lordships would be glad to
har, had greatly improved of late hear, hear,)
asked for the correspondence which bad taken
piace respecting the capture of this vessel by
the Americans, and the recapture of this ves
sel from the prize crew, ne understood that
there had been some correspondencupon this
subject, and he wished, to know from the noble
Earl whether there would bo any. objection to
produce that correspondence. , , ,
Earl Russell I have no objection to lay the
papers before the House, as the correspond
ence is now closed, and Lord Lyons in his last
letter promised to send it home inamediately.
The opinion of law officers was taken upon
this question, and they stated that there was
no power in this country to surrender the ves
sel, or to give it up to the United States Gov
ernment. It was at that time supposed there
was no precedent to reter to; but 1 have been
informed this morning that there is a prece
dent, singularly enough, when the British
Government demanded from tho American
Government the surrender of a vessel which
had been recaptured by the crew after being
seized as a prize. ' Mr. Adams, the grand
father of. the - present American . Minister
in this country, was then President, and he
replied that there was no precedent lor such a
demand. The result was the British Govern
ment failed to obtain the redress they sought
from the American Government. Hear, and
a laugh.
Increased Emigration from Ireland to
America. In the Cork Examiner we find the
following interesting item from a KUlarney
correspondent :
Within the limits of the " county of Kerry
he Tush to America is very much on the
increase, on v eanesaay morning tne nine
o'clock tram from JsLillarney conveyed away a
arger number than l remembered leaving for
a long time. The number of emigrants, and
the scene witnessed at the station, brought to
the recollection of many tee departures during
the memorable umine years. I he class of
persons now leaving this part of the country,
seeking for a home in the new world, is com
posed not entirely or larm-servanvs, out ot
farmers, ' tradesmen, laborers ana house ser.
vants, who cannot procure a decent living In
the land of their birth. I have inquired into
the cause of this increased emigration of farm
ers, and, from all I can leam, 1 have come to
the conclusion that it is attributable to exter
mination in the midland, northern and west
ern parts of the cauntry, where the small
farmers, who were dependent op their crops,
were evicted from their holdings for non-pay
ment of rent. Am regards the other class of
persons I mean artisans and such like the
cause of their emigrating arises from the im
possibility of being able to obtain employ
ment at even inadequate wages, it i& irapos-
ble to expect that the farmer or tradesman
will remain in this country under such cir
We suppose the Secretaryof War has con
ducted the campaign in the Shenandoah Val
ley. Behold the fruits. The rebel Gen. Jack
son with an inferior force, has given employ
meet to tbe armies oi r reniont, Hanks and
McDowell in the aggregate equal to McClel
lan's whole effective army until the moment
when he and his force were wanted at Rich
mond, when he quietly repaired thither, leav
ing the aforesaid armies of Fremont, Bank? and
McDowell greatly disorganised, if not demor
alized.- It has been a brilliant campaign, that
of the Shenandoah Valley. Had McDowell's
army and other availablereiDforcements been
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"Intervention" Approved by the
le French
. Preso.
rrom tbe Pari CwsUtwnonnel (in prominent type),
June'JOJ . . , .. t V
From the numerous extracts from the Eng
lish newspapers which we have published day
by day, it w visible how the idea of a media-ti.w-
ia America has gained ground in Eng
land, i la France that idea has been no leas
warmly received, and we have before us more
than a hundred provincial journals which, in
reprinting the article from the Constitutionnal
gave their full adhesion to iU Can such an
expression of public opinion in two great
countries like,. France and England remain
without effect ? We do not think so; we en
tertain the profound .conviction that the cause
is gained, and that mediation is simply a ques
tion of time. From our very heart we wish
that the hour for that mediation, would strike
as soon as possible. Where is the man who
does not grieve at the thoughtjof the torrents
of blood which may still be shed, of the de
vastation which daily increases in America,
and cf the suffering which threatens the in
dustrial classes of Europe? But we never
deceive ourselves ; it is evident that mediation
cannot be proposed with the certainty of rejec
tion. It is for the governments to seize upon
a favorable, opportunity. We hope that the
moment is not far off, and, more than ever, we
are convinced that mediation is the only
means to put an end to this terrible struggle.
To the friends of humanity and peace we re
peat, "Mediation is the only possible termina
tion of the war." To the friends of liberty
and if the dignity of man we repeat, "Media
tion is the best guarantee for the abolition of
Gen. Desha. The Shelby News, in reply
to those who regard the arrest of this gentle
man by the civil authorities, after his release
on bail by the military, as impolitic and un
just, writes as follows :
Now this is all gammon. Gen. Desha is a
deep-dyed traitor. There if. no use of smooth
ing the thing over, because he is rich, and so
cially occupies a high position. He recruited
men and took them to hia son Benjamin's com
pany, commanded them until they joined
Ben at P.keton, whither he had gone with the
first portion of his company raised. " He also
furnished money and means to send off his son
Joseph':) company the men who fired their
pistols si the littlo boys in Frankfort.
The House of Representatives in not expell
ing him, may not have done its duty ; we do
not think it did; it may have thought the
indictment pending against him for treason
rendered it unnecessary for the House to purge
itself. Whatever the reason, the members of
the House, in not promptly expelling the
recreant traitor from their midst and associa
tion, certainly failed in performing an im
portant duty to their constituents and the loyal
people of the State. But this failure of the
House is no reason why the courts should not
endeavor to perform their duty. ' If such tnon
as Liucius Uesha are -not punished tor their
treason, no one should . be. It is a crying
shame in the sight ot heaven to punish the
ignorant and deluded men who have been
seduced into the rebellion by Gen. Desha and
that class of men and let the seducers go un-
whipt of justice. It any are to escape let it
be the humble and poor, the seduced: but let
the vengeance of the violated law be visited
upon the seducers. ';'
The Natural RE6UET.-The London
Daily News sees just whatthe effect of Euro
pean intorm J ' '. "Z in American affairs would
lead to tht. in .-ing of millions to avenge
the insult. L i -
Englisnmen L . KSaocs for wishing
that the French Lmj should not carry out
the policy which he has permitted his writers
to discuss, , From , the tuorrjent. that a Euro
pean soldier shall set foot in the United States,
the Government of that 1 Republic will enter '
upon a new. era' of its existence.' From that
lime forward a return to the old policy of
limited armament and. political .isolation will
be "at an end. "A mighty democracy, full of
energy,-ad 'sensitive1 almost to disease,'1 will
have been ttung to tbe quick, and the Repub
lic,. while losing none of the attractions which,
drawing; over to it millions ot n.urppe, guar
antee its rapid growth, will bo compelled by '
the necessities of its- jposition to become1 and
remain a great military , and naval power.
This is not for the interest of England, nor,;is; , .,
jt tor the peace of the world. ...... . . ,
There must have been at onetime an over
whelming msh of the rebels on McClelian as
he was retiring from the Pamunkey to James -river,
which occasioned the only disasters that
marked his movement, if the dispatch of the
1st instant, by the way of Fortress Monroe, is
to be credited. That dispatch says he was
compelled to abandon his siege guns . after
spiking them, and leave his dead and wounded
on tbe field. The information comes in an in
direct manner, and we do not entirely credit it.
Still, it may be that it Was impossible to extri
cate them from the swamps. - If so, it is much
to be regretted, but it detracts nothing from
the splend'-J character of the entire change of
his base of supplies. Those on the gunboats
evidently did not comprehend the strategy of
the movement, and thought McUlellan had re
treated seventeen miles when he was falling
back to his new position in accordance with
his pre-arrangements. We should not be sur
prised were it to turn out that the whole dis
patch was an exaggeration. ! .
A writer in 5 D wight's " Journal of Music
wants our soldiers to sing the Old Hundredth
psalm tune after victory.,- He would wish to
enter battle with " Hail Columbia" and
"Yankee Doodle," and close it with the grand
strains of the "Old Hundredth." "When we
consider that this old psalm tune was pre
pared for the Calvanist psalm book in 1553 ;
that it was adopted by Ainsworth, in his book
prepared for exiled Puritans in Holland, soon
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shores by the first settlors of Massachusetts,
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and Has become tne American a xcwn,
all the associations of three hundred years
clustering about it, what could so grandly close
a victorious day of strife as to hear it swelling
from the multitude ot manly voices? "
Posers. President Lincoln has a very dry
wav of "putting the question." For example:
A clergyman recently gave the President his
views of conducting the war. and. after five
minutes, drew up to hear what the resiaeni
had to say. "Perhaps you bad better try to
run the machine a week," quietly remarked
Old Abe. Another gentleman, after pouring
out his vials of wrath upon a government
officer. war surprised to near the President
ouietlv remark: ' "JNOw, yi a are just tne man
I have been looking for. I want youlo give
me vour address, and tell me, if you were in
mv nlace, and had heard all you have been
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