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Daiip s (T eicrat,
PEOPLES' STATE COMMITTEE.%
The' members of the Peoples' State Central
Committee will meet at the Continental Hotel,
in the city of ebiladelphia, on Thursday, May
let, 1802, at three o'clock, P. M., to determine
upon the time and place for holding a State
Convention to nominatecandidates for Auditor
General and Surveyor General, and to transact
such other business as may be presented for
A. K. M'CLURE, Chairman
Jose M. Suurven, I etaries.
Gso. W. lbatissasLY,
Tuesday Afternoon, April 8,1862.
WHAT .THE PEOPLE THINS.
Any man who has ever passed a year or six
months in the south, could not have failed to
observe that the minority rule in the land of
chivalry as absolutely as a similar class rule in
any of the kingdoms or empires of Europe.
The construction of southern society is such as ,
to preclude the majority from that prestige
which rightfully belongs to them in a politicai
sense. The influencesare all against the masses.
Power is not vesttd ia them, because they are
unwilling to risk as rivalry with the wealthy
minority who own the soil, control labor by
owning also the larger force of thiselement, and
thus the majority of the governing classes are
really made the subjects of a power that is con
stituted by capital, and which has ruled the ,
south, as it is invested in slave labor, ever since
the formation of the American 'Colon. But
there seems to be an influence at work which is'
working a most salutary change in localities
where this power was heretofore most potent.,
Slavery no longer inspires the majorities of the
south with awe; it is no longer en overshad
owing influence, controlling the preferences of
those who have nothing invested in its slimes
or failure, tart it is beginning to be made an
issue on which men exercise their judgment,
their likes and their dislike, as do the people
of any other section decide questions affecting
their riltal interests. Wherever slavery has
been made a fair issue, and whenever the people
could fairly decide on its merits either as a
domestic institution, a political principle or 5
legal right, the decision has invariably been
against the institution. This is not mere idle
assertion. We do not indulge it to gratify any
feeling we may entertain in opposition to
slavery. We make it to vindicate the truth,
and to prove that the declaration is based on
facts, we have only to quote the result of the
late eleo.ion in Virginia. The question was on
the adoption of the new Constitution for West
ern Virginia, and whenever the issue of gradual
emancipation was made, the majority in its
favor was of the most unmistakable character.
We quote a portion of these returns as they
were found in the Wheeling papers, as an indi
cation of the feeling to which we refer :
Wheeling, (part,). 816 51
Marshall county, (part,).. 621 • 87
Upehur county, (part,)... 469 80
Eikwater 280 28
Fairmont 160 4
:Morgantown. 280 maj.
New Creek.. 90 00
Cameron 80 10
These figures prove the fact that the people
of Western Virginia are opposed to slavery—
that they are in favor of emancipation, and
that they are willing to devise the ways to pro
mote this emancipation, when they are left to
their own preferences and judgments. And,
yet, in the face of these facts, Senator Carlisle,
who professes to represent the loyal men of
Virginia, has been devoting his time and talents
to berating every man who has the indepen
dence to avow just such opinions as the people
of Virginia, at their late election, so tined
monely endorsed. This case in point proves the
truthfulness of our declaration, that the mi
nority have heretofore ruled in the south, and
when Senator Carlisle wages war on emancipa
tioo, he is fu filling his mission as the represen
tative, not of the majority, but of the minority
of the people of Virginia.
The result in Western Virginia is nothing
more than an indication of the real feeling of
thalweg* in all the border states. The free
labor of those commonwealths, constituting, as
it does, the governing power, is opposed to
slavery. It is opposed to it as a political ele
ment and power, with its indirect and direct
influences on the government, and its monopo
befog tendencies whenever it is brought into
competition with the labor that is free. There
fore, the federal government should make it the
law, wherever provisional governments art
formed, for the states that are now in revolt,
A once to submit this question to the people.
It should freely pe.mit the people to decide for
themselves whether or not slavery shonli exist
in the states thus about to be re-organized, and
our word for it, even it is allowed to exist, it
will be shnen of many of its privileges by the
masses who are now claimed to be so enthusi
astically in its favor.
HURD, of the Brownsville Weekly aipptr, is
daily becoming more deficient in memory and
vision, because, when he quotes from the Tun-
GRAPE, be invariably gives credit to an "Ex
instead of the simple acknowledgment
which would place th s credit where it belongs .
If our friend Bath has any notion that a fash
ionable tile would assist kis memory, let him
land us the measure of his head, and he shall
hays one of the beat hats of the season. Thera
is an old adage.to the effect that a wink is as
good ash nod to a blind horse, and we hope
that o ar eatemporary will take the , wink of this
There may have been sound policy in the
practice of the Congress in session when the
slave states left the Union, which compelled
the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of
the House to call the names of the Senators
and Representatives thus retiring, and yet no
man can be so imbued with sophistry as to
assert that South Carolina and her sister rebel
dates were then within the Union- As states,
they acknowledged their organization dissolved
the moment they neglected to send Senators
and Representatives to Congress, because with
out a state organization, such representation
in either branch of that body cannot of, had
or claimed. Then of course the states are out of the
Union, but the territory remains and for this it
becomes the duty of Congress to provide gov
ernments. There should be territorial govern
ments organized and proirided for every state
that seceded from the Union, and such govern
ments should be kept in operation until the
people of the territory in question have formed
regular constitutions and asked again to be
admitted into the Union. The necessity for
such a course is based on the fact that without
such a government there can be no social
order or security, and until these are establish
ed and maintained, we can hope for little action
in the direction of loyalty by the masses of
tbe south. The success of the rei•elliop in the
states where it has been rioting for a year,
grew out of the destruction of all social order.
There was no judgment at work to guide or
control men in their preferences for the con
federate or national government. There was
no fair Issue madeon which freemen could decide
between the old and the new. It was a wild
burst of passion, which at first impelled the
masses of men at the south to take part in the
rebellion, and when that passion subsidect,social
order was gone, and thus the inducement to
return to allegiance was very small, when the
government was not at hand to protect men
WHAT WASHLYGION THOUGHT OF SLA
Says George Bancroft, and there is no more
trustworthy historical.authority in this country:
On the 12th of April, 1786, Washington wrote to
Robert Morris: "Therein not a man living who
wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan
adopted for the abolition of slavery." In the
following month he declared to Lafayette: "By
degrees the abolition of slavery might, and as
sure dly ought, to be effected, and that, too, by
legislative authority." On the 9th of Septem
ber of the same year, he avowed his resolution
"never to possess another slave by purchase ;"
adding, "it being among my first wishes to see
some plan adopted by which slavery in this
country may be abolished by law." The old
confederation unanimously prohibited slavery
forever in all the territory belonging to the
United States. This was done while the con
vention was in session which formed our present
Constitution, and among Washington's first act.
as President was to approve a kw by which that
ordinance might "continue to have full effect."
On the tith of May, 1794, disposing of lands in
the west, his "must powerful motive" far no
doing was "to liberate a certain species of pro
perty which I possess," said he,
nantly to my feelings." In his Farewell Ad
dress he says: "Nothing is more certain than
that Maryland and Virginia must have laws for
the gradual abolition of slavery, and at a period
That sagacious patriot probably foresaw the
calamity it must bring upon his beloved coun
try. And, if not convinced there wassomething
wrong in it, wby was the possession of slaves so
"repugnant to his feelings?"
This state is one of the most flourishing
among the batch of states which lie along the
Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi is rich in negroce
and rich in cotton and sugar—that is, she wea l
so before the slaveholders' rebellion broke oat
and rendered her slaves and productions alike
worthless for ttie time. Suddenly Mississippi
was hurled down from the height of what she
called herprosperity to her. resent forlorn con
dition. It is slavery that has overthrown her
social order—blasted her proiperity. If Missis
sippi should succeed in the revolution she has
begun, what will be her condition ? Worse
even then than now. By making the revolution
successful she will only the more sAely fix
herself upon the volcano. She will ike cer
tainly prepare herself for another explosion,
more terrible, more destructive than the pres
ent. Misskaippi has now about 460,000 slaves.
In fifteen years hence her slaves will be 900,-
000. In thirty years they will be 1,800,000.
In forty•five years, 8,600,000, and in sixty
years, 7,200,000. In the meantime, the white
population will be, probably, very little greater
than it is now. How long does nny one sup
pose that the white race will continue to domi
nate in Mississippi? What is to be the upshot
of thisstate of things 't Will Mississippi pre
pare in any way to escape the catastrophe
which impends over her head 1 No. She
never will. She will hug the dread incumbus
to her bosom till it oru-hes her to death.
Rams SaasP.— The American Board of
Minions, in 1860, dismissed their iniseionaries
to the Cherokee nation, with an emphatic de
claration, in this wise:
"The Cherokees are a Christkm people."
"The Cherokee pi.opie have been Christian
ised inrongh the divine favor, and what re
mains fur buildiug up aucl sustaining the bad
tutions of the gospel—which is everywhere a
work never brought to a close—must be left to
others; for the reason that our appropriate
work is no longer there."
Mr. Charles S. 'Whipple, one of the sharp
opponents of the Board and its operations,
quotes this allegatiun, and with it the following
passages respecting the battle of Pea Ridge,
from the Tribune:
"Scalping and robbing were, as of yore, their
favorite pastimes. They plundered every
wounded, dying and dead Unionist they could
find, and very frequently murdered those they
d•ecovered so b.dly hurt as to be incapable of
• • • a
"The Indians In many Instances could not
refrain from scalping their enemies, and It is
said that as my as a hundred of our brave
;men were thus barbarously treated. They fre•
quently scalped the dad -they found on the
pennegitiamo Mang 4tettgrapt), auestrap 'Afternoon, 'Aria 8, 1862
field, and in ten, ,or. trelVe cases so served sol
diers who wereWaily wounded."
The Cherokees were not the only tribe, (it is
fair to say) who served under Albert Pike, a
renegade Yankee, in that battle. Nor ought
the character of the Cherokees to be judged
by the barbarities of that field alone, any more
than that of New England from Albert Pike,
the brutalized son of civilization, wbo was the
leader of savages, himself perba, a as barbarous
EXPORT= SEPItlanT, POE THi TIILIGRAPH
TUSSEILT, April 8, 1862.
The Senate met at 11 o'clock, A,Y.
The various Committees report ed all bills in
their possession mostly of a private nature.
The school bill, which was yesterday re
committed, was reported with amendments.
A bill for the protection of owners of logs
on the -Susquehanna, was passed.
The further supplement to the Union canal
bill, after being amended by G. R. Sum, to
make it a Comprvindee between conflicting
Mr. LOWRY called up the bill to punish
fraud against bank creditors. After being dis
cussed at length, the first section was negatived
by—yeas 15, nays 18, and ,the remaining sec
tions, being distinct propositions, were discussed
until one o'clock, r. st., when the Senate
" • Adjourned.
HOUSE OF BEPRESENTATPTA:
Tussah, =April 8, 1862
The House reassembled at ten o'clock, a. M.
Prayer by the . Bey. Franklin Moore.
The vote on the final passage of the act for
the adjudication and payment of military claims
was, on motion of Mr. 011ESNA, recowidered
by the House, and the bill was verbally
ORDER OF BIJEUNDIL
• The 110=38 adopted' t e following resolution.
Reao/sed, That .the House bills remaining on
the private calendar, and afterwards all other
Kivate House bids shall be the special order
ffir the session of this morning.
DIEFINCIS OF DICLA.W.A.II.II BAT AliD 11XV16
Mr. WILLIAMS, from the joint Committee
on Federal Relations of the Senate and House
of Representative, who were deputed by the
joint resolution of the two Houses to visit the
city of Washington, in company with the Guy
ernor, fur the purpose of conferring with the
appropriate departments and committees of
congress in relation to the defences of the
Delaware bay and river and the harbors thereof,
That in obedience to the request embodied in
the said resolution they proceeded to Waehiug
ton on Friday, the 28th ult., in company with
the Executive for the purpose of performing the
duti,-s imposed upon them.
that as soon as practical, after their arrival,
they repaired to the Navy Department, as that
is one of the public bureaus which seemed to
them most especially charged with the subject
%,f river and harbor defeucee and sought an in
terview with the chief officer ; that in course of
that interview they were informed by the Sec
fetsry that the government was strongly im
pressed with the necessity of such a system of
defence as should be adopted to the new and
tormidable means of attack which, but for the
seasonable and providential intervention of the
Monitor, would, in the recent affair at Hampton
Roads, have inflicted a much more serious in,
jury upon the interests exposed thereto; that
they were further assured that the government
were not insensible to the magnitude se well as
the national character of the interest , involved
in the question of the defences of the Delaware
or to its obligations to protect, In the fullest
manner, ail the important inlets along our
That in accordance with this idea the Depart
ment had already placed under contract two
other iron clad vessels in addition to the Moni
tor, and the most : powerful of which is now in
process of construction at the port of Philadel
phia, and will be completed about the first of
June ; and that under the appropriation already
made, other contracts of the like kind, either
have been • or will be entered into as rapidly as
the manufacturing skill and resources of the
country will authorize ; that the means and
credit of 'the government which have been
placed at the disposal of the administration by
the patinae and ungrudging liberality of the
representatives of the people axe abundantly
adequate to all the wants of the service in
this direction without thawing upon the re
sources of the State government for that pur
pose, and that every undertaking on the part
of the government, or any of their municipal':
ties, to construct upon their own responsibility
floating defences, with the like armature, would
only have the effect of embarrassing the federal
guvernmentand prejudicing the general interests
by bringing a new bidder in the market io a
case where the supply of material is already
unequal to its own demands.
The undersigned were unable to confer per
sonally with the members of the appropriate
committee of Congrres in consequence of the
absence of those gentlemen from the city, and
their own inability to spare the time which
would have been required to procure an inter
view with them.
They are, however authorised by the Gover
nor, who was detained a day or two longer in
Washington, to say that he enjoytli the oppor
tunity of conversing informally with several of
the members of the committee, who were un
derstcod to teCeet the opinions of that body,
and he was satisfied from the tenor of Oath
conversation that those opinions would be found
in entire harmony with the views of the
Department as already indicated.
The undersigned haye only to add, that
uporkthe assurances thus received they were
not prepared either to question the wisdom of
the policy of the general.• government or to
insist on a departure from it in the present
All of which is respectfully submitted.
THO 3. WILLIAMS,
Chairman on the part of the Hoag of Relnwents"
WINTHROP W. KETCHAM,
Chairman on the part of the Senate.
In accordance with the resolution relative to
the order of business, the House discussed and
acted upoit numerous private bills until the
hour of one, when the House adjountedlo re
assemble this afternoon at three o'clock.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
Flour quiet ; sales at 86 50 for family, $6 82
(g 5 76 for extra ; very little wheat coming in,
and but a small demand ; sales of red at $1 28
01 88, and white at $1 3701 40. co rn l a
scarce and in demand at 66c. Provielona quiet.
Whisky is unsettled ; sales of 800 bids. at 28
Flour heavy ; 7.000 bbls. sold ; State
(3,5 16. Ohio $5 7035 75, Southern $6 tea
6 85. Wheat quiet and drooping. c um nu _
chaoged ; 2,000 bus. told at 591361 c. Beef
unchanged. Meer pork steady. Lard steady.
Whisky held at 24®25c.; buyers are , free at
280. ; flour 17,662 bbls. ; ,wheat 6,655 bus. ;
00m.12,281 bus. .
Surrender of Island No. 10.
STARS AND STRIPES WAVING
OVER THE REBEL WORKS.
The Artillery, Baggage and Supplies of
THE OFFICIAL DESPATCHES
Pimuumpais, April 8
NMI' Yr - as. April 8
the Rebels Captured.
The Rebel Batteries on the Tennessee
LARGE QUANTITIES OF BURITFIONS El
PELTED TO BE FOUND.
New Yost, April 8.
We have Information that Island No. 10 was
surrendered at midnight last night, with all the
men, transports, 810.
emus= iharrorr, Of !skald No. 10,
Atoll 7th,.8.28, A. Y.
To Hon. Gomm Wicuss:
Two officers have this instant boarded us from
Island No. 10, stating that by order of their
commanding officer they were ordered to sur
render Island No. 10 to the commander. As
these officers knew nothing of the batteries on
the Teuueasee shore, I have sent 04ptain Phelps
to ascertain something on the subject.
General Pope is now advancing from New
Madrid In strong force to attack the rear.
I am ready with the gunboats and mortars to
attack them in front.
Col. Buford is ready to co-opetate, but it
seems as if the place is to be surrounded with
out further defence.
[Signed] A. H. FOOTE, Flay Offiesr.
FLAG STUMM BROOM, OFT ISLAND No. 10,
April Bth, 1862.
To Boa. GLRION WILLS, Secretary of the Ratty:
My telegraph three hours since informs the
Department tnat Wend elo. 10 has surreuderet
to the gunboats. Capt. Phelps has this instep t
returned, after having had an interview with
the late cummandaut.
I have requested Col. Buford, commanding
the troops, to proceed immediately, in compau)
with two of the gunboats and take pubseadion
of the Island.
The batteries on the Tennessee shore have
been hastily evacuated where we shall fled,
no doubt, In the morning, large quantities of
munitions of war.
I communicated immediately with Gen. Pope,
who has, under cover of the two gunboats,
which gallantly run the blockade in a thunder
Storm crossed the flirt r in force, and was ready,
as well as the gun and mortar boats with Gen.
Buford, to have made a simultaneous attack on
the rebels, had they not so heady evacuated
the Tennessee shore, and surrounded Island
A full report will be made as soon as we can
obtain possession of the land batteries, and
am able to communicate with Gen. Pope.
[signed] A. H. FOOIE,
Br. Lome, April B.—General Ballet& has just
telegraphed to the War Department that island
No. 10 was abandoned by the enemy last night,
leaving all their artillery, baggage supplies and
FROM FORTRESS MON ROB
Military Operations near Yorktown, Va
THE ABANDONED REBEL WORKS AT
Norfolk Visitors at Sewell's Point
Rebel Accounts of a Great Battle
at Corinth, Bliss.
Fontana Blossom, April, 7.—Nothing done
today in front of Yorktown except a recon
noisance and some cannonading at long range.
A telegraphic line has been built to our Head
Quarters near Yorktown. The Spaulding came
in this morning from Shiping Point. The rebel
works abandoned there are quite formidable.
They took off their gnus but left their bar
racks compete. Shiping Point is about 6 miles
from Yorktown affording a fine base of opera
A great crowd of Norfolk people on Sunday
assembled on shore near Sewell Point includinv,
men, women and children eagerly engaged in
watching the yankeeL
The Norfolk paper of this morning contains
a despatch from Mobile dated 6th, stating that
a great battle had taken plash - at Corinth and
that the Confederates had taken 8 federal bit
teries and a large number of prisoners, and it
was expected that the whole federal army
would be swept away.
This is given as a specimen of the rebel mode
of keeping up the spirits of their people and
the courage of their army. '
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The number of slaves is progressively di
minishing by each division of remov..l beyond
the limits of the Dis•rict of Columbia, while
others unceremoniously depart.
Persons from time to time arrive here to
claim contrabands but their visits are attended
with little or no success. The contrabands are
in charge of the military authorities.
Abraham Cutter, of Kansas has been opt
rbated Minima for Now
The Latest War Intelligence
THE SIEO-E OF YORKTOWN,
The irmemrs Works Unfilled by
They are Found Very Strong and the
THE REBEL FORCE 30,000.
Operations at Yorktown and Fortran Monroe.
WASHINGTON, April 7—Midnight.
The following is a summary of the intelli
gence received by the War Department up to
10 o'clock lut night.
Yesterday the enemy's works were me
fully examined by General McClellan and were
found to be very strong and the approaches dii
The enemy were in force and the water bat
teries of York and Giouce.ter said to be much
There was sharp firing on tLe right, but no
harm was done.
Our forces were receiving supplies from Ship
pinx Point, repairing the roads and geting up
It seemed plain that mortars and siege trains
must be used before assaulting the enemy's
Another nespatch, received at 10.30 a. L.
states that Yorktown will fall, but not without
a siege of two or three days.
Some of the outer works were taken.
A despatch from Gen. Wool states that Ma
gruder had 30,000 men at Yorktown.
Another despatch to the Secretary of War
states that a new rebel camp was discerned on
the beach at the Rip Raps, and was shelled out
by Colonel goliday.
Several regiments of the enemy's infantry
were seen from the Rip Raps daring the day.
1 here were ho gigue of the Merrimac.
A rebel tug was seen making a recontioisance
off Sewall's Point on the afternoon of Sunday.
On the afternoon of Sunday, Shiping Point
had been taken.
Our gunboats bad shelled out the water bat
There wee considerable delay caused in mos
sing Deep Creek, at Warwick Court House,
and resistance was made by the rebels, dining
which several casualties occurred on our side.
All thb fortified places of importance before
Yorktown had bred taken at every point.
The greatest enthusiasm prevailed among the
Dispatch to the Secretary of War.
A fuiler detail of the operations of the army
is given in the following dispatch:
BEFOILE XOIIKTOWN, Saturday Evening.
To ion. Enwor M. STANTON,
That portion of the army of the Potomac,
recently concentrated at Old Point. advanced
yesterday morning in thedirection of Yorktown,
twenty-tour miles distant.
lire right was assigned to General Itforrili's
BrLcade, of General Porter's Division, two c.im
pdnies of th e 8d Peonsylvania Cavalry, and a
portion of Berdan's sharp shooters acting aa
Nothing of interest took place until their ar
rival at Big Bethel, twelve adiesdistant, where
they met the outer pickets of the rebels.
The troops were iielayed there for two hours
in reconstructing a bridge WI/RAI had been de
The rebels retreated before the advance of
our skirmishers to Havard's creek, where they
had some abandoned earthworks.
WAIIIMIGION, April 8
B°:retarY 91 War
Four shots were fired here by the rebels,
from two del.l-pieces, which were soon silenced
by thu Fourth Rhode Laded battery, when the
lebels heat a hasty retreat, taking their places
The main body of the army have rested for
the night, while General hiorrlit's Brigade ad
vanced three miles to (lucky'lle, and six miles
from Yorktown, and there encamped.
By seven o'clock this (Saturday) morning
the column was again in motion, and at ten
o'clock was in front of the enemy's works at
The first shot Bred was by the rebels,
the shell passing over the heads of General
Porter and staff, without exploding.
The batteries of Griffin, the Third .and
Fourth Rhoda Island, and the Fifth Musa
chusetts, wore now placed in position, replying
to every shut sent by the rebels.
Tue cannonading continued, with but alight
intermission, until dark.
About four hundred shots were fired by both
parties during the day.
The loss on our side was three killed, as fol
lows : Edwatd Lewis and Charles L. Lord, of
the Third MassaChusetts Battery, and John
Reynolds of the Fourth Rhode Island Battery.
Wounded—Timothy Donahoe, in. the hand ;
Freeman Karrig and Goalies Tucker ' contusion
of the chest—all of tne Third Ma ssachusetts
Battery ; Sergeant James Wade, company C, in
the arm ; Cyrus Wilcox, company 0, pieces of
shell in the leg, and O. W. Peck, company
in the leg—all of Berdan's Sharp-shooters.
The position of the rebels is a strong one,
from present indications. Their fortifications
extend some two miles in length and mount
heavy guns. The ground in iront of their works
is low and swampy, making" it utterly im
The Day after the: Battle.
SUNDAY MORNING, 8 ci clock.—There hi DO
heavy firing, but an occasional shot by the
pickets ; apparently no response by the enemy.
The report is they are changing the location of
their guns, and have two gunboats on the
A rebel, on a white charger, has been seen
by our advance all the way up from Great
Bethel. He was within fifty yards of Company
G, Capt. Robinson, Third Pennsylvania Cav
alry, on Saturday morning. He turned and
cursed the Federals, and then vamosed. He
ricks a very fast charger. At Camp "Misery"
he was behind the rear of the flying Mississip
pians. The troopers swear they will have that
The men of the right amused themselves on
Sunday morning by catching oysters in the
creeks, which abound here.
If it were not for the picket firing, no one
would imagine that a battle was raging. The
morning is beautiful and clear, and the birds
are warbling torth their spring notes. The
men stand ready for the action. As yet noth
ing important has been done apparently.
Lieut. Libby of the Fourth Maine,was shot in
the arm. He had been out fir some stragglers,
when he was attacked by two men.
Sunday morning, 9 o'clock.—The enemy are
commencing to evacuate their batteries on the
FROM GEN, BANK'S COLUMN
ADVANCE OVER STONY BRIDGE.
WisolumA, April 7
Officers who arrived here from Woodstock to•
day, report that the tridge over Stony Cr. ek,
was complete) yesterday, and to day our
brigades, when cruising. were creerrd by a
livery cannonading from Ashby's uattery. 'The
enemy was soon dispersed by our guns, and we
are now in full possession of his late position.
Ashby, in fretiring, took advantage, as usual, of
every position to retard our progress.
Coloug Anipansel has been restored to the
command of the First Penosylvanii Cavalr
t i-d y
mc, ' ril 7 --Three guns were c.e'n...d
a% by t e en.my, num their new pn-i'iut
upcn our pickets. The fire was t espunded o '
by Capt. Bunt ug on's Battery, with raw 11,
them su sh dd el e and our
n ly!s burst in their 40,1, t,
Regimt private of Co. I, of the Thirteenth Indiana
nt, Cr seed t o e river at this
firrd,from a pl,toe of con cealment,fif point, aid
a, a body of A.shby's Cavairy. Liet
kin g .' t ,,:,
an C a, ol who w as Cola de ave, of the Twenty-seventh Indi.
tached to guard the s.,p,b,
train to Manassas, returned tlus evening, t.
ing accomplished some exetllent marcning .....
The bridge across the Shenandoah, at e k , t i e.
ment's Ferry, broke again on their return, ,ni
s negro woman and four
.mules were drowurd
now storm is prevailing here,
The War on the Mississi
A. SUCCESSFUL MOVEMEN
Gen. Pope Crosses to the Tennesser \
MORE fiIIN-BOLTS RUN THE
WASIIINGT4)N H .:
The Secretary of War re. ivol ;,,
day from New Sladrid, which
Pope had just landed on the 'ha
The whole movement had teen
The General had rectiv, d a fe:Tv
new route through the swami s
Another gun bout kid run
and was at Gen. Pope's di-p
WABIIINGTON, April 7, I,t
lowing (1, spatehes were rix,irtil v
TO HOD. E. M. Stanton, S, efrt
The Chief Operator at Cim int.an z
ea follows :
"Commodore Foote g .t as ti
past the batteries lag Tietit. I
now crossing opposite Nett
"There is heavy ftriu.ziu tr e , !vt
[Receivad at Wth.ttingtou Apul 71
NEM MADRID, Apti[ r'h.
HOEL. E hi. Stanton, Seat.:
General Pope ha 4 ju:r laude i
Division on the Teuues,ec h re
The whole movemeut hal by. 1, .1
The whole army will th , uturr I
General Pope his four steam, r , o.
across, one of which arrived 11-
through the swamp; last eve uil
Another gunboat, arrived thin rLorL:f.i.:
above Wand No. 10.
I will report from the field a 4
The latest dispatch from Idati
nine o'clock, Muuday tveuiul, is t t u •
A large force of infanta, art r‘ IL
airy have crossed the Ilt , tti•tep,
Everything is w.trking
FROM NASHVILLE, TENS
Capture of 160,000 pounds cf
Rebel Nall direct from Corinth wind
IMPORTANT INFORMATION tBIAINED
A special dispatch to t
nal, dated Ilttehville, A,
Dumont is just now brim:
loaded with meat, weighic,..: ~
captured by Col. HazAr I iri) • .
on the Cumberland . iv, r .
Yesterday Colonel than 11,
cap.ured a mail direct nu.n L A
wards of one hundred and L
containing valuable informs'
strength and puaitiou of tt.,.
From those letters, lid'. I
learned that a number of :Tic! , ‘L
and Edgelield, and has had theLLI
ECUrith Congress--First Sess:::.
Mr. COWAN, (Pa.) presented •
the Board of natio of Piii'a ie • .1.
committees of Congress to bit
to frame a general bankrupt 10
Litton from citizen of Peuw3 lv
On motion of Mr. TIIUMBL LL. b:1
the Attorney General ,
Secretary of the Interior, to Lis ii.• et •
the United States District AttJ,n y
HOUSE OF REPRESENI A lIVD.
Mr. VALLeNDIGHAIf, 1011 i, ,.)
tionCh Wag referred t 4 the C w ":;
Ways sod Means, propoeithr, with t! ,
of the Senate to tiojuurn till the thir
Mr. ARNOLD, rend ,ti (HS:W. ),
Foote to Sccret,ryl
e... 4, 1.60.(1 .1 - :3
ing that two officers hem Isi.iii i N
boarded the Steamer Bent .e t
der Island No. 10. '!he Lees
rounds of applause.
The House then resumed the °'"`'
of the amendments to the tax b. :I
NEW YORK MOSEY 31.kht.;..._
Money is unchanged. Su
quiet at $1 12141 12} p c•
dim,Cumbeiland Co‘,l 6
Railroad till Mtkhigan ,urt
York Central 83i.
Vir i 4 ) 1 , • ,
and Mississippi 86i. o!
68.671. B,les of $llO,OOO
Tennessee 65.67 c. Otio 99
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A ' , k
the restdence o Ja.:oh . , Li ,lete.th : ,
night the L Lus
b t ,
~6out ten years 1.14 , of reed .rri b." ~, .;
white star on the fureh sd tbe ta If. Ir , :
ltirfrorn te bo .I . t mean the ; 144 1 J ,'" 0 ` ;,,
II little %bias , r tnan t7O rig [ or .a r 1., t : ,
ant ; grog wetl In h,.rt e.,s eel 5 .1, . L. •
trigh , eoed.
Twenty dollars of rhe a 000 rew.g.l sv. , • b' ,.. r. L . 3
the ret rn of the horse ~ lace, a ,- th rtY' ^ ' ' , „. ,,,,, r
. rrest of the thief and re.urn of rh-
h . e ~.,,,,, ,:
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kelet • li.ict, lb L
aPrity NeXt. ,i nr ro the Harr. a.
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