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PEOPLES' STATE COMMITTEE
The members of the Peopled State Central
Commiltele will meet at the Cohtinental Hotel,
in the city of tbilsdelphia, on Thursday, May
Ist, 1862, at three o'clock, r. m., to determine
upon the' time and place for holding a State
Convention to nominate candidates for Auditor
General and Surveyos General, and to transact
such other business as may be presented for
A. K. M'CLURE, Chairman,
Joas M. SuiitvAN, 1
Gro. W. HAMMERSLY,
Wednesday Morning, April 9, 1862.
WHAT THE PEOPLE rarlyK.
Any man who bas 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 political
sense. The influences are all against. the masses.
Power is not vesttd in 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 Union. But
there seems to be an influence at work which is
working a most salutary change In localities
where this power was heretofore moat potent.
Slavery, no longer inspires the majorities of the
month with awe ; it is no longer en overshad
owing influence, controlling the preferences of
those who have nothing invested in its success
or failure, but it is beginniog to be made an
issue bn which men exercise their judgment,
their likes and their dislike, as do the people
of any other section decide questions affecting
theiresital interests. Wherever slavery has
been made a fair issue, and whenever the people
could fairly decide on its merits either, as a
domestleinstitution, a political principle or a
legal right, the decision has invariably been
agaioth the institution. This is not mere idle
assertion. We do not indulge it to gratify any
feefigg *e may entertain in opposition to
slavery. yfe make it to vindicate , the troll,
andao prove-that the declaration. is based on
facts % we have onlyto quote the result of the
late Steelton in Virginia. The guestion was on
the adoPillea of the new,Coustitution for West
ern Virginia, and whenever the fame of gradual
emancipation was made, the majority in its
tavor,4oiebi 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 61
Marshall county, (part,).. 621 37
Uptshur couuty, (pact,)... 459 80
Elkwator 286 28
Vatnixont 160 4
Morgantown 280 maj.
New ,Creek. 90 00
Qnxteron ' 80 10
Thene'figures prove the fact that the people
of restern 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 &el face of these facts, Senator Carlisle,
who professes , to represent the loyal men of
Virginia, has been devoting his time arid 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 tmani
measly erlorsed. 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
tion;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
morn then au indication of the real feeling of
the people 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
lizing, tendencies whenever it is brought into
oomPetition with the labor that is free. There
fore, the federal government should make it the
law, wherever provisional governments are
formed, for the states that are now in revolt,
at once to submit this question to the people.
It sitorild freely pe.mit the people to decide for
themselves whether or not slavery should exist
in the states thus about to be re-organized, and
our word for it, even it is allowed to exist, it
will be shorn 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 Clipper, is
daily becoming more deficient in memory and
vision, because, when be quotes from the Tug-
IMAM; he invariably gives credit to an "Es
c:hence," instead of the simple acknowledgment
which would place the credit where it belongs
If °lir - friend Seth has any notion that a fash
ionable tile would assist his memory, let him
send me the measure of his head, and he shall
have one of the best hate of the season. There
is an old adligetOtite effect that a wink is as
goc4aiitficktoft , : 0 14C,horse, and jite
that of tootesaiwtrart Will take thowinitrof Mt;
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
states 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 oe bad
or claimed. Then of course the siatev 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 provided 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.cen hope for little action
in the direction of loyalty by the masses of
the south. The success of the rebellion 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 made on which freemen could decide
between the old and the new. It was tiwild
burst of passion, which at first impalleNd the
masses of men at the south to take part in the
rebellion, and when that passion subsided,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 WASHINGTON THOUGHT OF SLA
Says George Beninglt,,and there is no more
trustworthy historical authority in this country:
On the 12th of April, 1786, Washington wrote to
Robert Morris: "Towels 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 be declared to Lafayette: "By
degrees the abolition of slavery might, anck as.
surtdly ought, to be effected, and that', 630, .by
legislative authority." On the 9th.of Septem
bet 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 : they
United States. This was, done while the con
vention was in session which formed our present
cons' itution, and among ;Washing tOteri Area acts
as President was to approve a law by which that
ordinance might "continue to have full effect.''.
Oa the tith of ,May, 1794, disposing-of lands
the west. hie puvoNsmiloa n•rai;
duing was "to liberate a certain SPeciere
party which T possess)," :sada be,pverprepug
neatly to my feelings." In lilePareiwell Ad
dress he says: "Nothing 'is mere certain thaw,
that Maryland and 'Virgin's must hair° laws for
the gradual abolition of slavery, and at a period
That sagacious patriot probably foresaw the
calamity it must bring opan his beloved court-.
try. And, if not convinced them wassomething
wrong in it, why was the possession of slaves so
"repugnant to his feelings?"
This state is one of the most flourishing
among the batch of etates tviiich,lie along the
Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi is rich inmegroes
and rich in cotton and sugar—that is, she was
so before the slaveholders' rebellion broke •out
,and rendered her slaves and productions alike
worthless for the time. Suddenly Mlmissippi
was hurled down from the height of what she
called her prosperity to her present forlorn con
dition. It is slavery that has overthrown her
social order—blasted her prosperity. If Missis
sippi should succeed in the revolution she has
begun; what will be her condition I' Woise
even then thin not". By making.the revolution
successful she will only the' more surely fix
herself upon the volcano. She will more cer
tainly prepare herself for another explosion,
more terrible, more destructive than the pres
ent. Mississippi has now about 450,000 slaves.
lc fifteen years hence her slaves will be 900,-
00. In thirty 'Years they, -will be 1,800,000.
In forty-five years, 3,600,000, 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 anY-one sup-'
pose that the white race 10B:continue to doMi-1
natein Mississippi? - What into be the upatot
of this state of things ? Will Mississippi pre
pare in any ,way to escape the catastrophe
which impends over ber head ? No. She
never will. She will hug the dread incumbus
to her bosom till it orn-lissi her to death. ;
RATH= SHARP.-The-American Board of
Missions, in 1860, dismissed their missionaries
to the Cherokee nation, with an emphatiio de
claration, in this wise:
"The Cherokees are a Christian pap/e."
"The Cherokee people have been Christian
ized through the divine favor, and what re-,
mains for buildiug up aed sustaining the insti
tutions of the gospel—which is everywhere a
work never brought to a close—must be lett to
others; for, the reason . that our appropriate
work is no longer there.
Mr. Charles B. Whipple, one of the sharp
opponents of the Board and its operations,
quotes this allegation, 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
discovered so b.dly hart as to be incapable of
a•• ' • a
d " The Lemma lA many ortespeuhl. r oot
rra,fwge . 8134prai g 'th e ft ; eetinkiee r i*at.ipi
4d- that et many ate:tittered otioi,klei &
en were thus barbarously treated. Thy fre
quently scalped the dcad they foundion the
Viennimthania ittlegreq*,—ltitftottap „Morning, 2kptill 9, 1862
field, and in ten or twelve cases 00 eetvetl•sol
diere who were merely wottoded."
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 afire, any more
than that of New England from Albert Pike,
the brutalized son of civilization, who was the
leader of savages, himself perhapiasbesbarous
4,4v:4..,16:4110:1101 611 IA :11:7.1]:!
TUESDAY, April 8, 1862.
The Senate met at 11 o'clock, A, M.
The various Committees reported 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 Stesquelhuma, was Patted., 4 •
The further supplement to the Union canal
bill, after being amended by G. R. Slaw, to
make it a comprOmise 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
untilone o'clock, 'P. at., when the Senate
, s Adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Tummy, April 8, 1862
The Rouse reassembled at ten o'clock, A. t.
Pray& by the Rev. Franklin Moore.
The vote on the final passage of the act for
the adlndication and . payment of military claims
was, on motion of brit. OFSBNA, reconsidered
by the liouse, and the bill wee verbally
ORDER OE BIIBISESS.
The House adopted the following resolution:
Resolved, That the House ; bills remaining on
the private calendar, and afterwards all other
private House bids shall be the special order
for the session of this morning.
DXFENOES OP DX:LAWADX MI AND ILLY'AR..
Mr. WILLIAMS, from the joint Committee
on Federal Relations of the Senate and Rouse
of Representative, who were deputed by the
joint resolution of the two Houses to visit the
city of WaShington, in company with the Guv
ernor, fur the purpose of conferring with the
appropriate departmenW 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 Washing
ton on Friday, the 28th ult.,- in company with
the Executive for the purpose of performing the
&airs 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
of river and harbor defences and sought an in
terview with the chief officer ; that in °o live of
that interview they were informed by the Sec
retary that the government was strongly im•
pressed with the necessity' f such a system of
defence as should—be ationuai to the new and
iormidable means of atial.k Which, but for the
eamionable and provinhathiLlatioUention of,the
: MOuitor, would, in the recent affair at Hampton
4dads, have inflicted a much more serious in
jury upon the interests exposed, 4 thereto ; that
they were further assured tap* OA government
tacit not theensible to the nitignitude as well as
the national charadter of the:interest- involved
in the question of the defence - of the Delaware
or to its obligations ikprOteat, in the fullest
manner, ail the important ,hilets along our
That in accordance with.thlidaett, the Depart
ment had already placed under contract two
other iron clad vessels in aohittion 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 een or will be .entered irith'as rapidly as
the manufacturing skill and resources of the
country will . authorize; .that means and
credit of the government which have been
placed at the disposal of the administratien by
the patriotic and untirndking liberality of the
representatives of the peuple are abundantly
adequate to all the watita; the service in
this direction without drawing upon the re
sources of the State government fur that pur
pose, and that every undertaking on the part
of the government, or any of their ..municipall
ties to construct upon their*owntresponsibility
floating defences, with the like armature, would
only have the effect of embarrartsturth e federal
government and prej udicin,g the gengalhateresta
by bringing a new bidder in the market in 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 tho appropriate
committee of Congress in consequence of the
absence of those gentlemen from tha city, and
their own inability to spare the time which
would have been required to procure an inter
view with them.
They are, however anthorised try,the
nor, who was detained a day or two longer in
Washington, to say that he enjoyed the oppor
tunity of conversing informally with several of
the members of the committee, who 'were un
derstood to reflect the oped Ons of that body,
and he was satisfied from the _tenor af their
stenversation that those opinions wouldle'found
in entire harmony with the views, of • the
Department as already indicated.
The undersigned have only to mad, t
upon the 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 thezmint
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Chairman on the part of the House tif Itepresenki-
WINTHROP W. KgrOHAIIE,
Chairman on the part of the Vi e,'
In accordance with the resolution ration), to
the order of business, the House discussed and
acted upon numerous private bills uttillithe
hour of one when the House adjourned to re-
assemble this afternoon at three o'clock,
Wreawserts, April 7.
Officers who arrived here from Woodstock to
day, report that the. bridge over .Btony Creek,
wei completed yesterday, and to day our
brit/des, when crossing, were created by a
lively cannonading from Ashby's battery, The
enemy was soon dispersed by oar guns, and we
are now-in full possession of his late position.
Ashby.' in retiring, rook advantage, as usual, of
every pOsition to retard our progress.
colonel Anisansel has• been restored to the
command of the First Penfigylvania Cavalry.
ICDINBORG, April 7.—,-Thrilh guns were opened
to-day bye k enemy, from their new position,
ripen our pickets. The fire was responded to
by PapL. 11.nrrtingtiores Battery, with'rapid divi
charges, and our ithells burst in their midst,
eutteri4 them suddenly,
A inividakleei. i, 46itiir Thirteenth Indlaria
i Regiment, crossed the river• at ibis point, and
fired, from a place of conceabrient,fifteen rounds
. . , 10.1 body of Ashby ' sOrtniry. lie killed two
New Term, ` Apra g . of them.
Flour heavy ; 7,000 bbis. sold ; firatet.s 10 Col. Colgrave, of `toe Twenty-seventh Inett:
145 15, Ohio $5 70.55 76, Southern .10.„404 . Via, who w as det a ch e d to guard . . the supply:
, 1 ,,,..
5 )36. Wheat quiet end drooping, Corn 'uo- train. to. returned this evening', nay,
*weld ;2,000 bus. sold at 6i1.141031c, lie t ef g aaromp
,„ 0 excellent 'marphing„—
pngol. 1194' .i t : jr • Liialikeid` Y:' ir Nike •
~ iThertreicrah,_ at Castle ,
y4,01,,i t *,:,,•,:: 4, era are free at s tercx4oot h eigain on their retwrn, and
. ; a t c. - 1. ~. ' . it ; w eat 6,655 bus. ;a n woman and four mules were drowned,
cornil2,Bl3l bus. A snow storm is prevailing here.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
PRIIADIMPIIIA, April 8.
Flour quiet ; sales at $5 60 for family, $5 62
(g,5 75 for extra ; very little wheat coming
and but a small demand; sales of red at $1 28
(41 33, and white at 81 37Q1 40. Omit is
scarce and in demand at 55c. Provisions:quiet.
Whisky is unsettled ; Bala of 800' bbbi. at 23
2 4 0 - •
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From our Evening Edition of Yesterday
Surrender of Island No. 10
STARS AND STRIPES WAVING
OVER THE REBEL WORKS.
The Artillery, Baggage and Supplies of
the Rebels Captured.
THE OF 01 IA szj
The Rebel Bitteries on the Tennessee
URGE (MOTIVES OF MUNITIONS RI
PECTBD TO BB FOUND.
We have information that Island No. 10 was
surrendered at midnight last night, with all the
men, tranbports, Btc.
181005 D DISPATCH.]
STSLYZA HUTCH, Of island No. 10,
April 7th, 8.25, A. X.
To Hon. GIDNON Wskras:
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 Tennessee shore, I hive sent Captain 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-operate, but it
seems as if the place is to be surrendered with
out further defence.
[Signed) A. H. FOOTE, Flag oAer.
FLAG BTAAARA bumf, on 'ISLAND No. 10, t
April Bi.h, 1862. j
To Hon. Gmos Wsr rs, Secntary of the Navy :
My telegraph three hours riace informs the
Department that island No. 10 has surrendered
to the gunboats. Capt. Phelps has this instant
returned, after having had an interview with
the late commandant.
I have requested Col. Buford, commanding
the troops, to proceed immediately, in company
with two of the gunboats and take possession
of the Island.
The batteries on the Temiesses shore 'hove
been hastily evacuated where we shall find,
no doubt, in the morning, large quantities 01
munitions of war.
I communicated immediately with Gen. Pope,
who has under cover of the two gunboats,
which g allantly run the blockade in a thunder
storm ottatiet) the Sips; Jo force, and was ready,
as well as the gun and mortar boats with Geu.
Buford, to hnvernatie a simultaneous attack - op
the rebels, 'had they not so .hastily evacuated
this Tennessee shore, And surrendered Island
.. . . . , ,
A lull report will ben:lade 9.8 800C1 1111 we can
obtain possession of the land batteries, and I
tun able to communicate with Gen. Pope.
[cigned] A. H. FOOIR,
Se. Louis, April B.—General Halleck has just
telegraphed to the War Department teat Isiand
No. 10 was abandoned by the enemy last night,
leaving all their artillery, baggage supplies ann
ROM FORTRESS MONROE
Military Operations near Yorktown, Ya
TER ABANDONED REBEL WORKS AT
Norfolk Vinitora at Sewell'a Point/
Rebel Accounts of a Great Battle
at Corinth, Miss.
Fortuna Monnox, April, 7.—Nothing done
to-day in front of Yorktown except a recon
noisance and some cannonading at long range.
A telegraphic line has been built to our Head
Yorktown. The Spaulding came
in this from Shiping Point. The rebel
works abandoned there are quite formidable.
They took off their guns but left their bar
racks complete. Shiping Point is about 6 miles
from Yorktownaffording 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
watchinz the yankees.
The Norfolk paper of this morning contains
a despatch from Mobile dated 6th, stating that
a great battle had taken place at Corinth and
that the Confederates had taken 8 federal bat
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.
FROM GEN. BANK'S COLUMN
ADVANCE OVER STONY . NUDGE
The Latest War Intelligence
THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN,
The Enemy's Works Examined by
They are Found Very Strong and the
THE REBEL FORCE 30,000.
Operations at Yorktown and Fortress Monroe.
WAARDIOTON, April 7—Midnight.
The following is a summary of the intelli
gence received by the War Department up to
10 o'clock last night.
Yesterday the enemy's works were care
fully examined by General McClellan and were
found to be very strong and the approaches dif
The enemy were in force and the water bat
teries of York and Gloucester said to be much
There was sharp firing on, the right, but no
harm was done.
Our forces were receiving anpplies from Ship
pirur Point, repairing the roads and gating up
It seemed plain that mortars and siege trains
must be used before assaulting the enemy's
Another despatch, received at 10.30 A. a.
states tat Yorktown will fall, but not without
a siege of two or three days.
Nsw Your, April 8
Some of the outer works were taken.
A despatch from Gen. Wool states that Ma
gruder bad 30,000 men at Yorktown.
Another despatch to the Secretary of War
states that a new rebel damp was discerned on
the beach at the Rip Raps, and was shelled out
by Colonel Holiday.
Several regiments of the enemy's infantry
were seen from the Rip Baps during the day.
There were no signs of the Merrimac.
A rebel tug was seen making a reconnoisance
off Sewall's Point on tue afternoon of Sunday.
On the afternoon of Sunday, libiping Poiut
had been taken.
Our ganboaU had shelled out the water bat
There was considerable delay caused in cros
sing Deep Creek, at Warwick Court Noose,
and resistance was made by the rebels, dating
which several casualties occurred on our side.
All the fortified places of importance before
Yorktown bad been taken at every poirkt.
The greatest enthusiasm prevailed among the
Dispatch to the Secretary of War.
A fuller detail of the operations of the army
Is given iu the following dispatch:
Bayou Yong:row, Saturday Evening.
To Hon..Entmi M. &Amos,
Becrerary of War:
That portion of the army of the Potomac
recently concentrated at Old Point. advanced
yesterday morning in the direction of Yorktown,
twenty-four miles distant.
The right was assigned to General Mordles
Brigade, of General Porter's Division, twocom
panies of the 8d Pennsylvania Cavalry, and a
portion of Berdan's sharp shooters acting as
Nothing of interest took place until their ar
rival at Big Bethel, twelve miles distant,where
they met the outer pickets of the rebate.
'lhe troops were delayed there for two hours
in reconstructing a bridge which had been de
the rebels retreated before the advance of
our skirmishers to Havard's creek, where• they
had some abandoned earthwork& „
Four shots were fired here b,y' the rebels,
from two field-pieces, whiolt were soon silenced
by the Fourth Rhode Island battery, when the
rebels beat a hasty retreat, taking their pieces
The main body of the army have rested for
the night, while General Mordli!s Brigade ,ftd
vanced three miles to thickviLle, anti six miles
trona Yorktown, and there encamped. • •
By seven o'clock this (S aturday ) , :Awning
the column was again in motion, and at ten
o'clock was in front of the enemy's works - at
Ihe first shot fired 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 Rhode Island, and the Fifth Massa
chusetts, were now placed in position, replying
to every shot sent by the rebels.
Tue cannonading continued, with but slight
interntiWon, 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 : Edward 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 Cnaries Tucker, contusion
of the chest—all of tue Third •MassachuSetts
Battery ; Sergeant James Wade, company C, in
the arm ; Cyrus Wilcox, company C, pieces of
shell in the leg, and 0. W. Peck, company . F,
in the leg—all of Berdan's Sharp-shooters.
The position of the rebels ie a strong one,
from present indications. Their fortifications
extend some two miles la length And mount
heavy guns. The ground in front of their works
is low and swampy, making it utterly im
SumballipUNlNO t 8 tiTCl4.—Theirit is 'no
heavy filing, - but an occasional elicit by the
pickt3ts ; apparently no response by. the enemy.
The report is they are.changing tile location of
their guns, and have two gunboats 'on the
A rebel, on a white charger, ,her, linen seen
by our advance all 'the way up from Great
Bethel. He was within fifty yards of Company
G, Capt.' Itobintion, Third Pennsylvania Cav
a/ry, on. Saturday morning. He turned and
curbed the Federals and then 'rimmed. Be
rides a very fast charger. At Carly "Misery"
he was behinalhe rear of the flying Mississip
pians. -The troopers swear they wilt have that
white home; :
line men of the right amused themselves on
Sunday morning .by -.fttc.bing 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 forth their spring notes. The
men stand ready for the action. As yet noth
ingimportant him been done apparently.
Lieut. Libby of the Fourth Maine, was shot in
thwarm. He had been out tir some stragglers,
when be was attacked by two men.
Sunday mining, 9 o'clock.—The enemy are
commencing to evacuate their batteries on the
COMAE/MA IN THE DISTRICT.
The number of slaves is progressively di-
Aninisbing by each division of removal beyond
'the limits of the Thsuict of Columbia, while
others unceremoniously depart.
Perso,ns fpm time to time arrive.h,ere to
Um cootra*ds htit'their Yisititare aptended
Id* little or no success. The post ebasida are.
'chargé et the iiintary authorities.
Abraham Cutter, of Kansas has been ap
pointed Marshal for New Mexico.
The Day after the-Battle.
Westunrrox, April 8
The War ou the Mis , sisBi
en. Pope Crosses to the Tuthesve
1101 GUN-BOATS RUN TUE GAI:N
W t. , HIN•r• -
The Secretary of War receir,-1,-1
day from New Madrid, which
Pope bad just landed on the
The whole movement had been , 1,1
The General had receiv, d a terry t„
new route through the
Another gun boat had rim th e h
and was at Geo. Pupa's di-p
WARECLNOTON. April 7, Slidof
lowing chspamhes were PAPAIN-L.I IV
To Hon. E. M. Stanton, Seer,.,
The Chief Operator at CiuLinhan t.
as follows :
"Commodore Foote gqt ;
past the batteries last nh:ht.
now crossing opposite Nuw
"There is hvavy tirin g
(Received at Washiugtuu 7i
NhW MADRID, April ;ft.
Hon. E M. Swami',
General Pope ha.s just !mole I t,,
Division on the Tennesee i, 4e,
'The whole movement has 1),I. ,L
The whole army will bomort-,1 •
General Pope has four stoani
across, one of which arrived IN t
through the swamps last
Another gunboat arriv,d thi , , I
above Island No. 10.
I will report from the bold a
The latest dispatch from 1 , 1,in N
nine o'clock, Monday (re oirmi. t
A large force of infantry, Alt ,
airy have crossed the si
Everything is working w,•di_
Capture of 160,000 pound, 0: )`
Rebel Mall direct front l'orintn taptut
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IBIA
A special dispatch to th, Irl,ll
nal, dated Nabhvffle, • •,‘
Dumont ia just now
loaded with meat, weighiu. ;
captured by COL ilaztr brtp !lu,.
on the Cumberland
Yesterday Colonel Duiti Id, at \ : •
caroused a mail direct trot!'::,r r.
wards of one hundred and ,t
containing valuable luturinarwi, r
strength and position of ten• eri
From those lettere , Lieu ra, LI
learned that a numtar of
and Edge field, and has
.IPEIMIth Congress-- F irst Sess)r,
Cowsw, (Pa.) pr,— r. p • :r
the Board of Tradd
couunlttees of Congress [,, •
to frame a general baukr
titlon from citistne of . ,
Qn motion of Mr. Tsrmin tt.
the Attorney Gear r d, G. c 1 , ,
Secretary of the Interior, 1,, ;
the United States Distria t , I t
HOUSE OF REPIiF:4IN I i
Mr. Ird..LLANDIONAM, t t..)l4i ;;.: .; t•
tion which was retell - r i d t.i . -
Ways and MeanS, proix)..ine wit, zi
of the Senate to adjourn the t.. : , .11
Foote to Seoret i .ry dm,
log that two c.lllieers from l o. :
boarded the steamer Iki,t'u ~„.
der Island No. 10. lhe uew s
rounds of applause.
The House thou resumed ,
of the amendments to the titN. 1. ~
NEW YORK MONEY
Money is unchanged. Sr. , r,
quiet at $1 12k@1 1:4 p. • "
th.m. ;Cumbeiland cod .; , , •
Railroad tilt. Michigan oit
York Central 81. 11t -a.11, , .; )' '
and Mississippi 36i. V ,;-
85.67 f. ales of Sllo,ooii
Tennessee 85.67 c. °Liu
ISI tw /Onerttseinenti
FIVE DOLLARS ith.:IVAI:E ) .
T 9ST —A snail mon cc c.or.
.L.l a number of 110111)%d
*sad the above ,ev.ard d. L;_ , • • •
me reo deoce at No. 151, 1 , r
ptga. r the Fare Houao Han Abu ,
A GIRL to do gen , m . .il
L 1 xbocanctvego.. r- iteui
by enq•dring at [up d I t.]
THIRTY DOLLARS liEll.‘l,L'
STOLEN irom the ~; ..• -.1•••
brr io Filry ea , tJett-h, Imtk'
the res dear° o Jacob a. ilatd,e.et
night the 7.11 lost ,
A BAY MARE ,
about tan years (IS ;of med,uta h '
white Star no ate foreh ad, the , t .
feint t .te he d t.) near the .a- t j ,
IS s 011.10 WWI' Ulan tie ru
Client ; goes Well ia hyrt.ei-S aml
III& treed. I as
Twenty dollars of the a nye rerr)r
the ret rn of the horse • lone, or tI rt)
arrant of the thief and re.uru of th • lt
rll,l2tmaos Fa ryi
etct, th dues& :laic... ;hi. 6 •:
aptBy Neat d •er in h. , II •
OPENED 1:111S 3101iNINij,
A. LARUE lino of Flints clti.l Iii -1:--"
at old prizes. Csll l .4 1-, T ~ 3 ' ' I :::: . •
pp r s—
Y Nor! ,t,“ E., Ow II ,r ,- "%
Iff,l. t. .m CN`e.
lent substitute for la Ilp.r, I , :r ~..i e s
and retail grocery store of
Corner of iN'Eri,,CL.:t_Ka'rEli;:lit).,(.lx,lstl.7l:!l.ll_,:,i,
and well cured.
NO. 1 MAGOKAL in fOt.ti,
ras e and bards, at did .Ilew wooly
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