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W. MOORE, )
B. GOODLANDER, J Edlt" and
VOL. XXXIV. WIIOLU NO.
HIE SOMJ Ol' TIII3 HAVEN.
A rnven nat on a blood ntninptl stone
And pecked ttmty nt' acshlotij bono,
Hinging hia Song in a raven tone-,
Ihul echood wild as a spirit's tnonn
Wur! War! War I
Then ho flnppod hit wings and hupped nway
Orcr tlio ground of the dmiullul liny,
In (uarcli of a mora nutritious prey,
. fc'boutlng aloud hit oailnnui lity
War I War! War!
. Still fliipyiiiR n'" wltig, ho hopped around
To a noble iorut Etrotctiod on tbo gmunJ,
A human frnmo on an ancient tnoutid,
' fitill shouting aloud tbo doleful found
Hurl War! Wur!
Thon lighting thro on tho hcro'n breast,
H'boro a form of bounty ouco found rent
, V'horo n fond affection oft was blct,
llo ci'ud, m be plumed bin raron crept
War! War! War!
Fnon tho raouMerinj fh-Ot was torn apart
'' Villi a ravon's tk ill and a raven's art.
Till the evil bird had reached tlio heart,
Crvinir, again willi nn arifrxy start,
Y tt'ur ! Wur ! Wur !
Tho heart that once io proudly beat
In tbo quiet homo or tlio busy utmut,
With its hopes of life u ruren'i meat ;
llUed was the fong with tho tunnel ewm-t
War! War! War!
'' B'hi'n tho rol moon lighted up the East,
Too bird ot lute prolonged bis fen.-t
.: With his idle time from St.t:m leuod,
Aud bourn-ly croaked, like a mvagu least
V.ur ! War! War!
V Ai.J Uh fumlLU piiJo ho sank h'u Volt,
;' Tearing tho fl.-h from tbo manly check,
fnalloning till oi'ch quivering Beak,
' WliiW the eehoet cuugbt bin an -try shriek,
War! War! Wm !
' Then lifts bis head of tho blackest dye,
Tho blood stained beak strikes tit J UnuV eye,
And in echoes rem-liinjj to tlio s!;y
t-lirl hoarser coinfs tbo raven's i iy,
War! War! War!
That cuaek, that cvp, that'.so kindly smiled,
With a loving trust so pure and mild,
' T i bless, perhnpi a wito or child,
V'us food for the bird with song so wild
War! War! Wur!
Tntf Keuuab Bi.iV and Flowers. The
following story, tho original of which
we cannot trace, beautifully illustrates
tbe power of kindness :
'(.io away from her.?, you eld beggar
toy ! You've no t ight to bo looking u)
our Hewers, " shouted it little fellow from
the garden where ho w&s sliuiiling.
" The poor hoy, who was pule, duty nnd
rayged, rwu leaning rgainst tho fence, ad
miring tlio pplendid bliow of rosea and tu
lips within. His faco re Idenetl with an
ger at tho rule language, and ho was a
to'.H to answer deiiantly, when a little
girl sprang out from nn arhur near, and
looking at both, said to her brother, "How
could you .speak so, lletbert! I'm sure
Iiis looking at tho llovvers don't hurl us"
Ar.d to sinonii the wounded fe!:ugs cf
tlio stranger, bhendded; "l.Htlo toy,
I'll pick you aouio flower if you will wuit
luotncnt," ttiid kho Immediately g.tthe:
eJibi.no!, au I Uan l.,l it through -the
v Jlif, fr'.oUigl.tencJ with surpii.-e and
Vi'-aure ar.d he earnestly thanked her.
I fivelvo years after thti occurence the
Bill had grown to be a woman. Doe
bri 'htaferiioon as bhe was walking wit h
her husband in the garden she observed a
joung man in workman's dress leaning
over the fenco, looking attentively nt her
nd the llowcrs. -it
' Turning to her husband she ?md, "It
doen mo good to seo people admiring the
garden," and approaching hiui she eatd,
"Aro you fond of lb'ver sir? it will give
tee great pleasure to gather you some,"
The young workman looked a moment in
her face, nnd then said in ft Voice trcnVJ
luusiviUi foo'ir.g: "Twelve years ago I
stood here o. raf gcd beggar boy, und you
hoa;ri me a great kindness. The bright
Sowers and your pleasant words made a
new boy of me, nye, and thoy made a man
if me too. Your race, madam, has been
li;tit to me, in many dark Iioum of life,
;rnd now, thank (iod, though that boy is
Uill an humble, hard-working man he is
: 0 honest and a grateful one." Tears
ttood in the eves of the lady, as turning
''Jher husband ho said : "Ood put it in
'a my young heart to do that little act ol
.indnrs.i, nnd see whrit ft great reward it
InrAM0t! During tho progress of the
TitUburg Sanitary Fair, to which citim"
of rII partie aro conlributors. tho most
funaticall parti.an tipirit was exhibited on
the part of tho managers. In one room
finely executed picturoof Oederal Mc
C'lelhm was mush adtnired, which cavo of
fence to the AbolitiobistH, and consequent
ly It was stolen during the absence of tho
ladies in charge. Another wat procured,
when Mr. Brunot, tho chief mnnager,
1T8 tho ungenerous and unmanly onler
t.ii it a removal 1
H Hal say our iiomo vet-
ernn who foui! it under "Utile Slao 10,
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X'.is "black-balling" of their Livorito com- At iho commencement of my dispatch
mderf Abolitionists only want tho , I announced the capture of the railroad.
jwer to prosecute every man whether ho A party advancing against it at 7 o'clock
1 a soldier or citizen, who supports Mc-j this morning, discovered it had been a
llan. Nothing is too contcnipliblo for bandoned by tho enemy. Reinforcements
t party to descend to, in church, in were immediately rent them, and tho
te, in social life, in business, every- road is now in our possession. W'hilomo
r.ero their motto is lo nroscribo nml ving dawn reinforcements on tho line nf
ik oil . u thoir infuroal dog.
I. IfoWMsburr) iSAi m wnt.
"SfTwn men mil a bov are going to
l from New York this week for England, , by th rowing shells into tliecily. Helms iotving particulars are given :
little boat biig rigged, only lifleen j found this a very cffe;tivo wsy to forco Pursuanl to my order of the 2 Ith, a di
ll long and one and three-quarters tons ibem to cease firing. version was made on each flank of thicn
'kler. This is tho smallest vossel that A mulatto irho has just oome ir.sido our emy, especially down theStandtown road,
if esiSTetl to crois the Atlantic, and it lines rtnnrls Pettrthury to be tilled with people, about 8 a m. M'Phorson attacked at tho
Mpotd the tovim will Uko '
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THE WAR NEWS.
FEOM GEN. GRANTS ARMY.
I'rou. the Correspondent of tho N. V. World
ouno ziz i". ii.
me eiuon arm 1'etorsliuii? Kn rnnd
itn. dn;-, . . .
corps, without any opposition to spvuk of
being ollered by the enemy, yesterday a
party tent out to destroy tho road were
set on by Anderson's division, of A. P.
Ilill'i" corps uud driven oil" disastrously.
This morning we take nnd hold it unmo
lested. What can be the enemy's reaion
for thus deierting this important point
has been tho caue of much speculation.
Jtehire proceeding to give tho particu
lars or yesterday's light it, will bo necessa
ry to give nn idea of iho Surmation of our
line at this point. The Sixth corps held
the left, of our liostion : the division lin
ing tlei-lowed ns follows: Cionoruk U'li.-lil
and Kicketts were on tho prolongation of
...c ii.a. n iit.e on iuo leu nank, while lion.
V.'hea'.on was swung around at right an
gles with theo divisions, and facing tho
railroad, for the purpose of protecting the
Hanks troin (Jen. U'heaton's front. The
attack was made, he having reason to be
lieve that the enemy was not before his
position in miuh force, llo sonla party
of eighty shn: pshooters, tinder Captain
Jieattie, of tho fourth Vermont volun
teers, to see vhat was there, nnd if possi
ble (o advance-to nnd dainugo the lailroad.
uite n largo number of pioneers were al
so attached to Captain Ileal lie's party.
Cautiously leaving our works, they crept
stealthily toward the point where it had
born decided they should strike. So cun
nii'glv Wire tl.eir xovementi executed.
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m-iiii ..!. ii u ! .nuiiy no ;ts ere a ,
1 Ol U Ol I j 1. U
ence, our men were act
ually among them. When they discover
ed the dangerous proximity of this dating
I ill! a force, it is safe to assort they were
not long about turrendei ing all claim to
tho Wel.lon rr.ibea I, and bidding ii spee
dy adieu i t iho vicinity. l'.r the next
-ccne wo witness, is men busily moving
lo nnd fro rl.ng the road, hammering,
tearing, and burning as they went. Al
ready had they destroyed neirly a (punter
of a mile of tics, and rails and culverts,
when tho enemy in force was seen ndvnn-
cing on them. Tha enemy's line, h hich !
was formed to fnco tho ntilroad, 'moved!
quickly toward them, cxiieeitric to drive!
them off without trouble ; but iu this some
ono appears to have been mistaken, for
instead of fleeing precipitately, tho sharp
shooters quit their works on tho road and
opened fire on the advancing rebels. The
volley did not check them, however, and
grudually our men fell back to i hill, on
the crest of which they made another
stand. Another lino nf iho enomv was
nn-.T to bo seen advancing to tho support
of their first line. Strange ns it may ap
pear, they had no skirmishers deployed,
but advanced on tho hill in two simple
lines of battlo. Support was immediate
ly sent to our little band, n-nomr whom
wero tho Fourth and Eleventh Vermont
The .Hir.pot Is '.verc deployed a skirmish
ers, and thus disposed, awaited the ene
my. 0:i ho came, near and still nearer,
when suddenly our line nf skirmishers o
pened on him with deadly effect. The
well-directed iiro staggered him. He en
deavored lo recover, but failing, he Ml
back on his second line, apparently satis
lied. The enemy withdrew a short dis-
taneo ; then, facing by tho II ink, moved
toward tho left of our line. Tho troons
nmcunicuui ii is morn in c uv iiioKxtii,cl ""uii
on tho bill crest were, with the exception ; leys of musketty. Froi". uh break until
of the Fourth and a b.i! tall ion of tho F.I- j l'ast " o'clock a. m., tho cannonade was
evonth Vermont, now or.lercd to fallback ; k1't up ; tha ,:.:ir.g wasslaw but constant,
to the main lino of skirmisher', which or- nt regular it Urvals of a lew minutes each,
der they had hardly fulfilled when the. , The r,i-..,t digressing cr.sualty that eccur
rebels thro.v a forco behind tho dctacho 1 1 - is Iho wounding of two slave children
Ironns on tbo hill, au d be fori sunn ..t i They were in bed at their mother's ihvel-
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couia reacu tucrn, caii''iroa uicyuiiro
party. Stimulated fc, uh parlial success
ihnv nob iin-.,nA.. .l.-t. ni m ,;n linn '
out' tho strong line of skirmishers cover-'
ing it oa-il v, held them at biy for several ,
t.T,- ,!,' iiiov .,i,i.n i.'..i;,e,l will,,
out having seen our works.
To find iheni and learn the exact point
on which our left rested was undoubted
ly the object of iho enemy, who, although
attacking in two strong linos, wui effectu
ally thwarted by our skirmisher (done,
for the skillful manouveiing of which, too
much praise cannot hi bestowed on Colo
nel Pingrer, of the Third Vermont, who
commanded them. The attacking parly
proved to bo Anderson's division, of A .
P. Hill's coip', at d sonio cthe s. They had
made a grand detour around Petersburg
for tho purpose of deceiving our generals,
by leading them lo believe an attack was
to bo niado elsewhere.
The fact of the ir arriving at tho railroad
just as our ruen got well, to work, was sim-
pie chunco. Our los in killed, wounded
und prisoners was moderate ; the nhief
loss being the regiment before mentioned,
The enemy's loss is known to have been
vastly greater, engaged as they wereu-
gainst our heavy skirinishing line. Spec-
iul mention will bo mad.' of Colonel Pin-
grer und Captain P.catlie for the ellicien-
ey and tuavei y displayed bv them on tins
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. tlio railroad
enemy opened will. i,r-
tillery on them. General llirnev. com-, made by our forces en tho enemy's posi
nianiiini! the Second corps, soon silenced' tioti. K lii. h romilieil in a loss to us of be-
, tho battery in a very particular manner.
all (he inhahilants within a rndbit of ten miles
kxvht fed to thte'Mto thtH-r an fnvtsni.
CLEARFIELD, l'A., WEDNESDAY, JULY G, 1801.
I ho hitter are furnished by (he Commis
kuv Department, who issue to them, us
well us to the troops, half rations daily.
Some of tho batteries on our right a
mused themselves yesterday by throvvin"
shell into tho new hntioi-v
i " nunurcu side o tin Aimomnltn tiv.
I nM ... ; I 1. . 1 1 .
edict 1 1 hi? nn v iii,Iv. Mv !;.
patch, speaking of this morning's doings
in that direction, proves that the "John
nie" nre not foigetful of these little in
tentions on our part, nnd return them ul
their convenience. My report nf the dis
aster which tel'el a portion ortho Second
corps, on the nd appears to Invo been
rather modest. Instead of simply meet
ing with a roverso on that unfortunate
day, one ailtrc l.r'.ja.lc, O'meral Pomes end
parlojan.lit-t, uw"y.Ulc,l" oulrhhl. It
appears that some men had gone to the
front of theso troops, who were throning
up temporary breastworks, and built a
fire, 'llits, running through lhu parched
s.irubbery rir.il undergrowth, soon sped
through the entire pint of tiniher, eius
ingadense emoko. Tho rebels, it-lying
on the smoke to concdil them until lliey
could approach our busy troops, dashed
noiselessly ttt (hem through the llei y bur
ner. Wholly otf iH.;r pU.ir,i n(,ai,)Bt any
such a despctato f,.!lt nn the part of the
rebels, our men .Prf, thornuchly surpris
ed and captured rro t)10y CDtild mako the
Tho weather mid dust are almost inlnl-
erilble. Ik wontd lm llllurk- iiin.as-llit.i
for nnvone who bo, nni.'v,,!nli
somethlnir of the kind to form anv i.lea of ,
soniei ruiii: in iiic kiiki to i. irni anv iiea oi
the intensity ol the heat, or thesul 'oeating ' r,. - , , ,
density of tho constantly pertu.be.l .lust ," , m tlola.lpl report l our oper-
At tnL i,, k.....i r..:'i, ,i,i r,;i all" " lo forwarded immedi-.,tely .
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twenty tcel. i)i;st-trgr,iiiril mn a: e seen
llitting around like specters, reminding
on forcibly ol the celebrated "mirage,"
sometimes with a lig!it ndvantngo in fa
vor of the Italian illusion, 1 should say.
witnjjscd in the hike of Como. Water is
very scarce, and both men and horses suf
fer badly at limes from this causo.
June 2". Willi the exception of a hca-
I vy fusllading helcve?n the pickets, and nn
J occasional cannon shot, quietude once
, moro reigns along tho lines.
Kr.im tha Iticlimuinl Kinjuiror, Jim? 20.
T.tc battles nr.cotu: i-muisui no.
The tlieati ft of war is now before 1'ctcrs
nur; . i ne enemy has removed his entire
force to tho south side, ami with the ox -
e.'iition of a comparatively small army in
Chesiei field, tho
lomae is united iu an endeavor to carry
t ho '' Coikade," nud thus finish, if possi
ble, the destiny of iliohmond. Tempora
r J "
er'iiiil ni-oit' rl l ut I'.i.
ry sucees-.es had placed the enemy
arming prox i-nii v to tho confines
of I e-;
tersburj;, and shells were sent kjsr-inj p.n'l
bursring into hfr streets ; but I it t lo dam
age, however, bus been dono lo the city.
TIiq tide has co.v turned against the inva
ders; they are repulsed ol every point,
with heavy losses iu killed, wounded, ard
prisoners, and tbo doubts which atone
time Lung over the rul'ciy of Petersburg
'-'rain tlio Petersburg Hc;;istcr
sa:;i.i.iMi Tin: cirv.
On Thursday night up to tbo hour wo
went to pre.-s, tli j news from the front was
satisfactory. The artillery coolest contin
ueJ ail night, and tnard innri.iiijj per
sons living on the eastern outskiit" .. the
city could distmgursii at tiuew- u10 Vol-
ling near I'.lanfcrd, when a shell exploded
over the bed. A girl aged four years h id
tier lot t arm broken, lnnori.l artery cut
ll'e CP of lho right knee and fingers
of the Id; band injured. A boy Mge.lMX
.years, stiflercd nmio severely. 1 1 is left
leghiiJ to be atnimt'itcd halfway between
tho knee and the ankle, and his right foot
lost tho toes and a portion of tho instep
The necessary epi lations for the relief t-i
the sull'ereis weie performed.
fUTinu. pr.pi'ATCitrs nton HA-etNfiTov.
Wasiiivuto.v, Jim:, '2-f.
To 'f.y. Gm. dispatch from
Gen. Grant, dated yesterday, June 'SilU,
nt .'! p. ni., at head I'.iarters, reports that
Ihero was no operations in front, exc.qil
from our own guns.
Tho dispatch gives tho follow ing from
I A 1'eieisburg paper of tho Corn states
that Hunter U striking for Jackson river
depot, about forty miles north ol'S.ilem,
atid'says that if ho reaches Covington,
which they suppo-e ho will, with rno-lol
his I'orejs, but '.villi bvss tf material, he
will bo safe.
The same paper accuses Hunter cf des-
troying a greai amount of private pmper-
tv and stealing a largo number of wagons,
horses and catilo.
iio same paper also
states linn mon
doilrojed a train ol
cars laden witti couoti ami lurrnuiie,
burned the depot buildings, ka , at Hurks
ville, and destroyed some of the track and
rv:i9 still pushing south.
All trie railroads leading into Richmond
are row elcstteyed and some of theui
A dispatch from Gen. Sherman, rece-iv-
ed this morning, reports
Juno 2T(h. an unsuccessful attack was
Iwri-n inn,l ii,r, thnnsnml Tho l',,I-
southwest end of JCeno?a-v anil Thomas nt
a point about uaito further south At;
too same ii.no the skirmisher ,! ,-mU. i.
ry along the whole line keot un Vsham
.ire. either at.ick sSdodP HmuX
',.",uu'"s roaclied the enomy'H works,
, , . oirorig. M't'lierson
jmiiis ma ius io UOtlbolllfiv
Cols. Uarnhall, 40th Illinois, and u
gustme, of tha 5j(h Illinois, are killed
MTherson took a hundred pi Uon'ers
nnd 1 liotuas ul out us many, but I do not,
suppose wo inflicted a heavy lo,s cn tho !
enemy as ho kept coo behind Ii is para
pets. FIiWIN M.STANTON.
Secretary of War
NE7S FROM Gf N. HUNTER.
VAsiuxtroN. .Tone 2-i 1 p- ni. .1iV-!
7. n,TU:.r : Tho following illspateh ims
just been received from (hui. Hunter :
"I have the honor to report that cur ex
pedition has been extremely successful,
inlHeting great injury upon ' the enemy,'
nnu victorious it, every engagement .
liunning short of. r.mimiriitionnnd find
ing it impossible to collect supplies wl):l0
in the presence 0f nn enemy belicvid (ol
mperinr to our orco n numbers and eo n-
statH.y receiving re:nl;ircenients from
inu.iiiiouii, nnu otner points, l iiecnied it
,w"'ur1"1 ll;iv Miececded in
" " l l' ," u"u" iosn, !o u,is point.
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W Here U O ImVO aim llil-inl on ,M.1 ..l' r 1
I ha nnmr,n..l ... In .. ...11 ,
for s-c l'-
ii Her a few davs real
vice in any direction
Nothing biter linn my telegrams of
this morning Ins been received from Gen,
Gant or General Sheridan.
KM) i ,M. Stwto.v,
Secretary of War.
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. '
HE.iiiiiU.AHTr.rts Armvok tiik IV;oMAe,
June 5 n. ni. All remains quirt at
the front, Our left wing swung around
and took possession of iho Weidon rail
road, about four miles from the city, with -
It is believed that the enemy's linrs
have been somewl at contracted wince last
Friday, und the npinii'ti prevails thai a
r i i . - . , . . . .
mine nun oeen sent to meet and dnve iiarii
l Almost iiijhtly
Unmn inri r,f n,'o
is made on
in bout f
iil. , . ...
vnu iMiii ii cor is, out urn ill
our men lt-
leri nna rea
v litem, 'ne rebels C)Uict -
As an instance of the diorn pr.ieiiiM. I
'ween iho pickfts. a man yesterday, tie- I
sirini' toflroieli l.imlf ..,o
io S..HXI up, p'u ins lee-tout past tho edges
of the works, when he was instantly struck
vy ii ii.i.i in tiie nnkie. ju.-iny aro wound-
ed daily lien going from their pit, for wa -
ei, iiiim nn uiner iiianos which cannot bo
I he .:,oii(rirv LomtTiMGii nro dni'c buev
issuing ll'osh VCL'0.iliiPl to Ihn I run. ,s
which aro very grer.U'ully received and will
prove of great- bandit to them.
12 in. Quite a severe engagement took
I'tpoe oil Sattird ly between our erualry and
a lorco of the enemy, consisiing of e.iv.alrv
and liiounted i'.'f'.miry, at the Chickalioni
iny river. They had followed Sl.eriJan
from tho While llouso in the ovpeetation
of being able to cut o.T part of his wagon
train, which was very largo, mid it was
hero they made the attack.
Torbetl's division was detailed to pro
tect the train, while Gregg' w.ih placed iu
po.-ition to rc.-i-l an attack from tbo ene
my on tho road which they wctj known
At an early hour ihirmi-hing commen
ced, and wnskcit up until near noon,
when tho inl'.in try, nhic !i Lad be en dis
mounted, iiiAi'e a desperate charge on the
line, mid although our mei fought them
gallantly for a time, they finally o-iipeil-ed
tl.'ota. o retire, sud'jiiti'; c nsi l-.-r, b y.
It was at fiist thought, our lots tvouM
bo over five hundred, but your correspon
dent has been informed t hat it niil not
reach or.c-fourth that number.
The divi-i m fell back to th.-ir "tippcirt
near thebri-ie, a. id liio coui-.riaiul, wirh
tho cntiro le.inis, got over niihout fur
ther loss. No effort was ma le by the reb
els to folJo-.y, and it is thought they must
have suffered heavily, or they would have
The whole command !m anived r.l Iho
J.anes river, and will be acioss to-nijlit.
The accounts which have been received
ol'tho di-e v fnl
R If P.-.'.V.
IV c 11 e l hy tho
aeci'ten'.al evpl mon ol lour torpedoes at
Newborn, do not give n clear idea of tho
construction of those tcriible engines of
war. There tire two' kindef tcrpidi.es
those which are exploded Ly pi-icii"iori,
and those which iuo touched o.l by cleeui
city. The former are provided with iron
; arms nr luveri.or claws, or sometrnng which
i iro'rudes obovo thesunken torpedo in
ly to trie sui t, ico ot the water, ami ' xi lodes
it l y contract wilh vessels of ordinary
draught. This kind of torpedo was ex
tensively used by thn rebels ot (lie cut'et
of tho war. Approaches lo Southern har
bors werestreiMi with thorn, leaving chan
nels known only by the rebels for their
yessols to pass through. This conlrivanc-i
proved a failure, 'i'hero aro four or
of t hem in this city, fished out of iho
gissippi river ami .-smiuiorn mil loi s o:i
th Atlantic coast. Theie is no aulhen-
t io account of one of the detonating toi po
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decs ever bavin? e.vt loded inn nr uniii.v'
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hurt anybody. It is probable that
portion of the percussion arrango -
i which comes in contact with tha
waicr is rusicii,( anu inerepy prevented
from working- The No.vbcrn torpedoes,
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according to a statement received. mut
II lilinill'Oil nn,l ' I . 1
.1.1 t t l
as s arjout t.vo tlmiia,,i ti. i , .:. I . l Ai"""o ny tnerelv u inL some . slim m. .i, .. ,7
paticularly in general and field officers 71 . J'"""" ,.A "S"1 l'ow, evenagen- fell into an ahilu rade mid 1 ,.i n.. i.
General Uurker, also Colonel i)7n j'- ' "ie ?101 1! '.hoi - M
men; then retreated ami mx.
Cook, commanding a brigade, and Colonel riska- a ' i i' ZLxX K'test laincd with better fortune.,
a regular at-
somoimng or this rort, siii
1 tIlT fl1!'"
imiatlH- Tonm.lnna nflhi. A '
--i 1-uroiTipuon are
I, v.. Kit on nuiu, nna harmless onlv
uuder tbo nr ii... . . " J
1 1 1
n -"wn.i iiuti;
linnml 1 1, I it,.
ureumtii auair ul Aewbern will indueo
Hie (jovommont to abandon their further
Klectricify Is (he only snfo nnd certain
agent to discharge torpedoes. The rebels
havo proven its Mipctiorifv by some re
cent most disaslronsly ellcctivo pinctice
on I mon vessels- h i M0, becau-o no
amount of handling or thumping will ex
plode it. It iseeiti,i,,( because it can bo
touched oil at the. very second a vessel is
pns- ing over it, by the operator waichin
on the nearer shore. If such torpedoes
lire water-tight, and the wiro rnnneeling
I hem with the land Joes not get broken,
there can be no failure iu their operation.
Lie electricity ignites H10 ,nvder by
n er.no of a small, t,iio. t ivtro ofphitimt
which is attached lo tho opper or iron
connecting Wjr0( (m,i is hjried iu the povv
uer. '1 his plat ina forms a part of the ol
reiric circuit, and, as it is one or the poc..--Ctt
known conductors, it retains the cur
rent lore enoiiL'h lo I II pnnin red '.ml r.rwl
:F0 penorms tin, work. Never was 'here
. more ingenious nM.lieatcti of sciei.eo
. me nr ol nuinun slaufhicr, The only
nird inn li.-i.l
'lowing npfil,pS lind
hoth banksol therivers
tneso devices hit
saoors is to scour
or creeks in w hi. 'n
they ore plated and cnldi the operators.
'I ho torpedoes Mieu n in the channels
approaching Charleston, ar.d those in Hie
James liver below Il chmond'. ore un
doubtedly wmked from the newest forts;
nnd unlil the forts aie taken, the passage
! of gunboats up to Chai lesion or Richmond
.is renjoed iinprae:ic.ib!e. Lxc'fvc.
BUT IF EICH&OND SHOULD
i AJii.JN- WHAT THEN s
rruin tic LunJun Tiuios, J:nu Stli
General Grant is not actually nei.rer to
Kichuiond th. in McClclhin has been, lie
' is, in all probaliil'ty, not so m ar
mip.iiie, nltet losing hull' an nrmv, as but
ler is ; but though he las accomplished
only thirty miles cut of the fifty,, he has
done this in spite of the utmost icsisl-mce
which the l est army and ti e best Gi ner-
u 1 of the Confederates could oppose to his
Mivj.nce. Ileli.isiiot Lenten thatniniy,
but bo irfusis lo consider that army as
:ivm; neatcn Him. llo lias su lined re-
, pulses and losses enough to discourago a
! less tlstiiiale commander, but ho per
sists in dicTceardiii'' them, and in nnrsn-
ng bis course at any cost.
J ho other day. if tho account cf his
flank movement be true, he
have thought that if he could
:el to Uich-
mond he would ho content
, wholo Confederato army
to leave the
in Lis rear,
j thoii'.'ii the result mu-t 1
iavo placed him
two fires, with a strong city in
front, and an army as strong us his own
behind him. lie says in id tin words, but
' without gaseinade, that lo Richmond he
.will go, lie has spent 50,(t(l(i of his men
i in getting l.all-way, but he does not hag
gle about cost. II is adversary retires dc
h'lcr ..;' 'i'v-,-. lim, making preconcert
ed hairs itr ci.o.pi, jiositions, i epulsing ev
ery ris.-auli, and then retiring afresh. At
this i.ito Leo will ultimately find himself
within the lines of Richmond, and Grant
before I hem. Then what is to Jiappcn.
In-tcad of speculating further on a
(picstion involvipg s-o many iHicerlain
lies, let us .;'!; info; ination from riliolhei
narrative which has lieen excluded from
the noi'c-"! it meiits by the eupeiior iuter-p-t
atUched to tho eampaign in 'ir);inia.
1 Vii ginia b s not yet been occupied by the
I- 'l.-i but there is a State in tho Con
federacy where an occupation of thischar
actcr lias been established lied matured
under eircuM-stancM more favoi ul-iu lo
1 1 io ii.va lets than would occur anywhere
eke l.ouis'uu'.a has been iikpio or nts in
I the grap of the Not th for some lime.
New Oilcans fell eail in the war. The
Miv-issipi i and its tributai ics, i.ntorsect
ing ll.e Slate, have enabled the North to
! take advantage to ihe utmost of its naval
a'cclideiiey. A hrlo cimpaij.'ri was ele
vo'.e I 1 y Grant himself to the eapturo of
' icksburg and the o enlng of that mi;:hly
river, mill! at las!. Ihe 1'cdel.il gunboats
com traded ll.o -, hole stream. Louisiana,
in I hr-i t. v as i -egat d"d as "con.'iuered."
(i.mernl li.io-rswas appo.ntn l to govern
the State, and ii in held to havo roeov-
cte I even its lul l lo tun x .it Ii 1:11 entary
r ..in,.i,; ... Tii.- e.t-iiiii-o of iri,a
e. Tho r.tpluro e.f Uichincn 1
,5 no more i-id ;-el, would not do I
half so much for the cmU"--t of Virginia
ns'cvciil.i had cotiiblned to do for the con
rpjcf.t of Louiaiana. N'.'cll, in (his "eon
iuercd" Stata, jii-t tn'o months ago, thj
Governor set out on an px cd'lion to
wanls a ci riain town within his oirn do
minion. It founds ill lor tho tranquility
of his Government to say that he took
with him on his journey an army of 50, (Hid
mon and a fining force of gunboat. It
sounds worse lo s:iy that even the?o for
ces have not saved him Irorn a complete
defeat in the field and an ignominious re
treat. Yet all tliU ii literally true.
Hanks, within the limits of tho Slain un-
r his own command, lias been beaten
in battle, mid forced to retteat how he
... , n . . . .
, vore rival authorities rojecling his juris-
, diction, and owing allegiance to Ihe Con-
, federac-... It was ilfirublo to upset this
rival Governmojt, and, besides it was be-
lii.ved tirat (ho expe l'tion migid bring!
mil ,.,l!i;, nf llm Mtlilll S11tlPOS-i
..u. .... m'miiii i.,v T.. ...w ii i
i . ' . ,i - Tl.... ...I
en to no storea in ihwsu -nt
j-'.loit, if it cotil'l ho pchieed, would .urn
, ,l0 balance of trade in favored the United
!.:. ami this, nea'n. would diminish
.1 -'.-" . . . .
" thn export oTgoht from cr 1 ork, anei
)B0 relievo Mr. Chaso from n portion of his
w .ivjii'ihh (lilll I I1MHI1 U linien Ia n-. l. 1 1 . "v tiuu jiiiir . ii, hi
- $i CO Per Annum, if paid in advance.
SKRIES - V0l;ivN0;5
theielore, Gen. Hanks, bavin-
ii iciiuHzvoiis at Alexandria, on the lit-d
Kiver, nboutthe end ol Mmch, advanced
.' v' ' I"" "om "'at town upou
h-uiviti-uii, niiii mm inn i-wt.! : , . . . i... t
. ' '
out in tho cm ieii, -,,..,
a Iocs of lOIlt) or 5.0UU men, twenty guns,
and tho whole of his train. Then his ve
ry trausporls wero ntlacked. nnd his gun
bonls could hardly protect them. Final
ly, tho whole fqiia.Jrori was placed in a
po.,iiion of the utmost p-il, jR., which,
as ne learn tiy liio lalost ttle-i uni-i they
are only just now hoping To escape.
Iiai.k-; ...inself is reported to have nt lcat
sticceeJid in reaching Nciv OilctiK. It
was lor a long time by no means certain
tnit h.-, the "Governor of Lot;i.-,:i!)a" and
tlio commander of .m army iitiii.be: ir.g al
most as many chVoliyes in G.a'UV.' nt
Spottsylvani.i, had not been taken pinnn-
in his own province bv a Confcierato
lorco which was liMuiy knowu lo exist
Now, if this is the s o of t!:incs in T.nn-
l-iana, what state of ihitigs is to lv rxpec
led in Virginia, even if Leo t'lould ( vui e-
ate liicliiiituij.und have the city toGruulf
Mow die even "cmmuei-ed" ..mn,,.
I. 1.1.1 .1 ' ,
in- nno ll l no f iKivmnni.'
Burks? Certainly, ul'er suc.l
uiui iiineiv 1 iisti.i e n v.t.
ti ize t he t ruth of l , ,i,l,.n t D,u i,' H, v i-,
that, though Kichtuoud lui'nt bo tiuieii,'
the war could bo continued f,.r
years in the Stale of Viig'miu (done.
J.orisv:i.i.E. Juno 2S.-T,rt Sra'e Demo
cratic Convention ,,,. ihi i,vP,,
II on. C. A. iVickhlTo was appointed per
manent president ; nine vice presidenN
.ind three secretaries were rl.-o appointed.
Iho following icavlutions. wero adopt
Pu-sohvd, That the peopb nro tho su
prenio sovereigns, und tho Comlimtiom
which they have ordainod nro '.he !
premo government ; and that, all ms.vb
ants are enemies, either of the. people oi
of their government, aro traitors," uliko
whether their ttea.,on bo manifested by
suppressing h en elections, by chaining tho
presS by establishing politienl ba.lilo-s,
and by rediculing or repudiating tho ob
servance oi oain and Cjr.Mt'.ntioa.
2. That iu the interpretation of tho
Constitution we are guided by the decla
rations of its authors, by tha delibera
tions of tho Federal Convention, by tho
resolution j of 17',1,-j and lT'.iy, prepared
anil expounded by Jell'orsoti and Madis
on, and by decisions of such courts, guid
ed by these lights, we declare that tho co
ercion ami subjugation of eleven or moro
soveieirn states was never contemplated
as possible or authorized by the Constitu
tion, but was pronounced hy its make's
an act of suicidal lolly, nnd if tho pejplo
of the Foiled Siutes ifouhl have restored
liicir shittc-red Constitution and avert
from themselves and their posterity the
slavery ol a military despotism and pub
lic debt, tho interest upon which can nev
er be mot, they tmisl biiu-; this war to .1
That the revocation of a'l unconsti
tutional edicts and pietei.ded laws, an
immcdirlo iirmislico and a National Con
vention f.:r the .'uljtisticoiit of cur dillioul
ties, are tho only means of saving our ca
tion from unlimited calamity and ruin.
I. 'ih.-il the Administration now in
power has attempted to tlrike down Stato
sovereignly: it has inteifeied with tho
right of suilVapi reserved to iho power
and control of State legishituics ; it has
deprived citizens of their live", liberty anil
properly, without due process of law ; it
has placed military abovo civil power, -gainst
the spirit cf fre o Government, nnd
the President has tinblushingly proclaim
ed the Constitution he has sworn lo sup
pott to bo no lonLe- c f ny Lrce cr effect
whenever ho may determine it should be
disresarded ; the party in power havo de
luded the people into Iho granting of
men and money to their in. restricted con
trol, for the pretended jmrpoo of pres
erving the Government, which they havo
u ed and are still using for tho In.sfi oud
of overthrow ing State i nsl it ut inns, d vann
ing mere party intei -.t and estal.iishir.jt
them on p.eimancnt and despotic pow
er. . Thai n free pre", fteo speech, fron
ballot, freedom of religion, mid tho writ
)f .;' ii c. );:',.!, to prelect tho Pcrsonil
I , I I .1 .... .. . 7
1 ' V' ' vl''-' citizen, are the essentials
of a free government, and a free eople
niu u.ivo ami maiurain llictu at all huz-ru-li.
0. Tint wo nro uncompromisingly op
posed to the elevation of the African raeo
to cilizeii'hip, nnd their formation into
standing armies lo control tho whits free
men of our country.
7. That Iho overl hro-v of Iho arrogant
and corrupt party in power hhould to a
piimnry obji'et with ovc-y freeman, r, l
we, a port i in cf the citizens of Kentucky,
in lemori-,itic Sia o Convention assem
bled, do declare it to be our duty, as well
as that of all iioo I citizens, to defeat tho
election of A. Lincoln and Andre.v Jolin-
'son to tlio rlhcesol presidency and vico
; presidency of the L'nited Slate ; und tho
I '. . P . , . . . ,
delegaiec irotn iuh coiiTonuori to inn
j Chicago, llli
lo support th
convention, lo bo he'd
inois, are tierchy mstr-ieti'd
the nominees et said cooven-
lc.ti.T1.. P.,.,n.l .
u xnt; v.lll.li I it I
. . - --'
cra nro lioni-
! ' j '1
.,SJ3 "v ftllQ 1H(,.tsrr'
t0" MM Wm'l tl
Virirmin lady. Hello
ribed hy tho Kins-
i i I. .. ... i .
tol in her Kkirt belt, am) ilocl lr
two Kcdcrnl spies n-'.iose biiai4-
it Fconn to he to v?Uf'i her.