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A convention of editors of the New York
press was held in room No. 41 of the Astor
House, on the Bth instant, to consider "what
are the rights and duties of the press in a time
like this in reference to the discussion of af
The following papers were represented :
New York Leader, John Clancy ;. New York
Express, James Brooks ; - New York Atlas,
Anson Herrick ; New York Independent, Theo
dore Tilton ; New York Journal of Commerce,
Wm. C. Prime; New York Tribune, Horace
Greeley ; New York Staate Zeitung, Mr. °Lien
dorfer ; New York Sun, I Beach; New York
Sunday Mercury, Wm. Cauldwell, Horace P.
Whitney; New York Argus, Elan Comstock;
New York Jewish Messenger, M. S. Isaacs;
New York Irish American, P. J. Mehan ; New
York:Scientific American, Robt. M'Farlane ;
New York New Yorker, C. Mathews.
On •motion of Mr. Brooks, of the Express,
Horace Greeley, of the Tribune, was chosen
After considerable discussion the following
reaolationa were adopted :
Whereas, - The Liberty and Rights of the
Press, as effected by the existence and neces
sities of a state of war,- and especially of. civil
war, are topics of the highest public concern :
i spheres:, Recent events indicate the ex
istence of grave misapprehensions afid
table confusion of ideas with regard to this
vital question ; -therefore,
Beseteld, That our conceptions - of the Rights
and Duties of the Press, in a Season of convul
sion and public peril like the present, are
briefly summed up in the following proposi
1. We recognize and affirm - the duty of
fidelity to the Conititution, government and
laws of our country, as a hign moral as well
as political obligation resting on every citizen,
and neither claim for' urselves nor concede to
others any exemption from its requirements or
privelege to evade their sacred and binding
2. That Treason and . Rebellion are crimes,
by the fundamental law of this as of every
other country; and nowhere else so culpable,
so abhorrent, as in a republic, where each has
an equal voice and , vote in the peaceful and
legal direction of public affairs.
3. 'While we thug emphatically disclaim and
deny any right as inhering in journalists or
others to incite, advocate, abet, uphold or jus
tify treason or rebellion, we respectfully but
firmly assert and maintain , the right of the
Pews to criticise freely and fearlessly the sots
of those &urged with , the administration of
the government, also those of 'all their civil
and military subordinates. Whether with intent
directly to secure greater energy, efficiency
and fidelity in the public service, or inorder to
achieve the same ends more remotely through
the substitution of other ' persons for those now
4. That any limitation of. this'right created
by the necessities of war should be coifided to
localities wherein hostilities actually exist or
are imminently threatened ; and we deny the
right of any military officer to suppress the
issues or forbid the gefteral eiredation of
journals printed hundreds of runes from the
seat of war. . •
The on to Richmond” relley 6 . s Attack
. the Enemy Wherever You Meet 111ut,”
Ever sines this tralbet thks dreadful
siva war commenced, we have had 'a' est of
Abolition civilian Generals at home,, singly
ensconced behind their senatorial or editorial
desks, safe from the shot, shell and bayonets
of the enemy, controlling the President, direct
ing the war, making and unmaking „Generabi
at pleasure. Among the firet•of the prominent
men of the army, Gee. 31 1 Clelial fell under
the "pressure" they brought to bear upon.the
President. An educated and prelatical soldier,
thoroughly conversant with the whole science
of war, he did not snit them, because, simply,
he wes not of their school of politics—he was
not an Abolition fanatic. Thsy—these men of
the tongue and pen sorely—thew criticised his
strategy—they condemned his plans—they
objected to the use of the spade—they said
sieges were tedious and usalese..and that the
only plan a General should pursue, was to rush
upon the enemy wherever kg wool fond, with
out regard to results. Their idee , of ;war was
that we had a superabundance of men, and
that we had, any day, better lose twenty thou
sand is battle than spend a week or two in
devising plans or strengthening positions.
Gen. IrCiellan disagreed with these goose
quill Generals—he had some regard for the
Eves of his men—he Wined to risk them use
lessly, and therefore he was superseded.
What has been the result since?
Let Burnside's attack upon the heights of
Froderioltsburg let Hooker's campaign to
Clummdlorsville answer. And if these will
not do, let as room te more recent military
events at Vicksburg and Port Hodson, where
the tactics of Greeley, of Wade, and Chandler,
=COW salmi of foolscap military men were
tried, and relinquished, after thousands had
hues In vain, for M'Cl.elkues Metal of the
spade sad idege guns.
A correspondent of the New York Amer (ad
ministration ergot) writes from Vicksburg:
It is needless to give particulars—ft was in
the multi like the other, only on a larger scale,
and it met with. ritindas as &aided as did that
of Tuesday. The utast character of assaults
-Prevailed in this—seme gallant heroes went np
the bill into-the ;fury 'ditokess others failed
'otos half way up, others beim started, but
sought safety from the deadly storm behind
logs and trees, many Start' Wend went...for.
ward bravely, bat never refilifiesi- Steele was
repulsed, Blair was repulsed, Benson, Logan,
ld'Clernand, eirerybody—we gained nothing
of ground, we lest in killed and wounded in
lees than -half an hour, twenty-five hundred
It Was ever7where the sane r dm *Wiwi
hill, under showers of rape, canister, frag
ments of shells and musket balls; up a long as
cent covered with almost impenetrable abattis,
broken into hollows nearly inabekssible to a
pedestrian in the most peaceful times, and
searched ie , ,eve4 c 0 0 1 0* .4 ,1 . ill f:Oga di f *lt
stingers frtnt the oreati. Once upbere,
ditch the opposite side, rising near perpediey=
larly twelve feet then, a high stoekade, from
w hose double loop-hel4 death was flashing
forth unceasingly; upon heights beyond a fort,
mounted with guns, upon the right and left
works with oannon pouring a mprderons enfi
lading fire along the very ditch into which our
advance were crowding, vainly looking. lbr
some place in front of them accessible. It was
in vain—they could not get over if there was
no enemy beyond, unles they should fill up the
ditch, batter down the stockades, or mount
them with long ladders. And so the gallant
men who had gained the direct line, regained
the hill beyond, and the second assault is
• General Can is reported mortally wounded.
Col. DoDings is killed. Col. Stone, of lowa,
has an arm shot off. Lieut. Colonels, Cap
tains and Lieuteuttuts without number have
gone down, killed or wounded, in this charge,
which Gen. Sherman pronounces more deadly
than that which took Sebaetopol.
We have now sent for spades, and hereafter
the work of reducing Vicksburg will be done
►more by digging than charging.
Upon which the Boston Post remarks :
Twenty-five hundred men cut down in half
an hour! Bat strategy—military science—
cool judgment—could have determined that
this would follow just as well before this fatal
result as afterwards. And yet because Gen.
M'Clellan did not rush on similar bloody busi
ness, a host of Abolition scribblers and orators
let loose all manner of stuff to poison the pub
lic mind against him. After the Vicksburg
repulses, spades have been sent for I Would
that the brave Gen. Grant had exercised his
own good judgment and refrained from this
murderous work. But it was not possible. In
his rear is the Secretary of War, with his anti
strategic letter uurecalled. In his rear is else
the same reckless, heartless faction that is ab
solutely murderous in its demands and com
mands on our noble soldiery. But they are
not worse in military affairs than they are in
civil affairs. The counsel of this faction, if
completely followed, would render this country
a mass of ruins. God give the people the
wisdom and the firmness to turn from them
LETTER FROM A TRAVELER.
Correspondence of the Patriot and Union.
8711/MBOAT BAZ STATE, }
June fith, 1803.
EDITORS PATRIOT AND UNlON.—Gentlemen :
I am just returning from a trip through New
England, and can assure you that the Democ
racy of that region are jubilant over the con
stantly increasing accessions to their ranks,
and the hope it presents for the re-establish-
meat of respect for the laws of the land, and
the re-construction of the Union under the
Constitution of our fathers.
In New Hampshire the. Democracy are now
clearly in the majority, and although cheated
out of a Govbrnor at the last election by the
trick of a third candidate, they :feel confident
of success hereafter. I have no where else
heard as bold and fearless public denunciation
of the lawless and despotic acts of the admin
istration, and this is not confined to the poll ticians and. leading men, bate permeates all
classes. The masses of the people seem to
have a clear conception of the principles upon
which our government ;was founded, and a
fixed determination to maintain them at all
hazards. You may count upon New Ramp
shire in the future as true to the Democracy
and faithful to the Union.
Connecticut, though carried last Spring for
the Abolitionists by a small majority, through
the combined' influence of the National admin
ietration, force, fraud and money, and a mis
taken position assumed by Governor Seymour
on the war question, is now decidedly Demo
cratic, and from this time forward will range
herself alongside of the great Middle States,
for the maintenance of the supremacy of the
civil ever the military power, public liberty,
free press and free speech, and the earliest
attainable peace on the basis of , constitutional
In Maine the Demociacy are gaining strength
daily, and certainly by the next Presidentixl
election will take her old and time honored
place in the Democratio column.
Massachusetts and Vermont are hopelessly
given over to fanaticism, and in their blindness
Cannot see the perils which eniiron us as e
lution, and in the attitude of unquestioning
obedience to their leaders, push madly forwerd,
regardless of consequences.
Neir Eogland is doing a flourishing business ,
in supplying the army, and her Abolition Man
ufacturers and contractor. are in favor of con
tinuing the war , as long as the money lasts.—
Little do these"mercenaries care how much the
labels impoverished as long as they are being
enriched. Little do.they care how many lives
are sacrificed, so:that they are not compelled
to enter the field of battle. Little do they
ewe who may be imprisoned, so they are'
left fres. What matters it to them if the
liberties of our country be lost, so that they
are permitted in tie meantime to filch from
the public treasury a sufficient amount to ena
ble them to live in any land, should they fail
Witatagi ti monied erieteoreey here, in which
they should be lords paramount.
Another and a much larger class of the pre
sent unqueetiOning supporteri . of the adminis
tration are 'embodied in the various religious
societies, who have worked themselves into an
earnest eonvietion that sla*ery Is a terrible
sin, cursed of God, and that it is their bounden
duty to extirpate it at any cost. Many of
these enthusiasts believe that this subject rises
above all others, and that, in fine, their very
salvation rests upon their doing everything in
their power to crush out slavery. This un
reasoning fanaticism, pursuing this single
idea, cares not how many lives may be saori•
ficed, or how muoh wealth squandered, they
go on steadily towards the end desired, over
turning Constitution, laws—the Government
itself—whatever impedes their progress. In
the name of libertj they would destroy every
vestige of it on this continent; and in the
name of Christ, whose message to mankind was
on earth peot a ce: good will to man," they Mir
up the most vindictive feeling among their
brethren, and preach war and CUM age in its
meet barbarous and revolting aepecte. They
are the blind Banipsons grasping the pillars of
the Temple of Liberty, and unless shorn of
their strength will inevitably tumble_ it into
ruin. Among the leaders of thin clouts, how
ever, there are many thinking men—" there is
method in their madness;" they believe that
their objects can be beat attained by a state of
00 they aro therefore in favor of .pre-
leasing it indefinitely, and entirely changing
our form of government; for, any they, If the
rebellion could be conquered , o-Atrand tk
Union restored, the old stet u '' would rest t
. 14e Constitution' the States Welder
have the righl to regulate their own domestic
a ff a irs, aniteixtvery would ramiola4a she Olion
States; while by a continiten l eof 4h, war they.
mold, by,, , the power of' tied rillitary, •bireoik_
&Jen slavery in every Stetttover which they
held control ; therefore th'Sy golw, gimith",all
their might and main," for a vigorous prolonga
tion of the war. Yours, &0.,
A TRAVAI.U. •
NEWS OF THE DAY.
IMPORTANT FROM XNX/CO--011RUNDRR OF PUB-
SAN FRANCISCO, June 9.—The steamship
Constitution has arrived from Panama, bring
ing, via Acapulco, Puebla dates to the 19th,
and news from the city of Mexico to the same
On the 15th and 16th of May the French
were repulsed before Fortress Carmen ; but the
garrison and inhabitants of Puebla were re
duced to• a state of starvation, and their am
munition entirely gone before they would con
sent to surrender.
Gen. Ortega was greatly disappointed, be
cause General Comonfort had not succeeded in
Cutting his way through With supplies.
On the 17th G. orey sent a flag of truce
to Gen. Ortega , ng to allow the Mexican
officers sad OM 4 march out Of the town,
the officers with sir aide arms, &c., provi
ding they would give their parole not to fight
against the French again. ThiS offer was re
fused by Gen. Ortega.
In the meanwhile he spiked his cannon,
burned his gun carriages, destroyed the arms
of his infantry, and then surrendered a prison
er of war.
Gen. Rebul and his aids, as well as the ord
nance officers, preferring death to being taken
prisoners, committed suicide, by shooting
The advance of the French army is at Cho
lula, six miles beyond Puebla, on the way to
The Mexicans are much embittered against
All the Frenchmen in the city of Mexico
have been ordered to leave within eight days.
The Mexicans are determined to defend the
approaches to the Capital to the last and drive
the invaders of their country back.
Great enthusiasm prevails among them to
engage in the coming struggle, notwithetand
ing the disaster which befel the heroic garri
son at Puebla.
In• Ban Frincisco, tha Mune of the Mexi
cans residing there are draped in mourning,
while the French residents have their Tri
colors every where flying.
The foregoing news is from Mexican
HALIFAX, June 9.—The steamship Africa has
arrived, with Liverpool dates to the 30th ult.
The pirate Alabama has captured the ships
Dorcas, Prince, Union Jack, Skylark and Nye.
The latter was a whaler. The Dorcas, Prince,
and Union Jack were. bound to New York from
Shanghai ' and the Skylark was from Boston
bound to San Francisco.
Diplomatio zelstione between Great Britain
and Brazil have been broken off.
Mr. 'Roebuck gave notice that he will move
in Parliament that England open negotiations
with other powers for the reohnitiou of the
Lord Montague will move an amendment.
A public meeting was to be held in Liver
pool on the 3d, to pay a tribute to the memory
of Stonewall Jaeloon.
The Liverpool Post gave prominence to the
following, on the arrival of the Australasia :
" Vicksburg has fallen. The Mississippi is
open from its mouth to its source. The Fede
ral cause hap triumphed. There can now be no
doubt, of the fact that Gen. Grant has seized
the key of peace that is hung up in the for-.
tress at Vicksburg.
"Now is, the time for mediation, instead of
indulgApg in the idea of sympathy or in vain
hopes_ the war continuing. Everybody who
wishes, Well to England and to the world at
large should promptly unite in an appeal to
Lord Palmerston, requesting him not to lose
a moment in proposing terms not injurious to
the South, jet acceptable to the North.
"This news having only arrived when we were
going to press, we have only time to express
the hope awl prayer that et last we are on the
eve of peace between the Northand the South."
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Sr. Louts, June B.—The New York and Mis
souri delegation to the late Chicago Canal con
vention visited the Iron Mountain to day,
accompanied by 'a large number of citizens.
On Pilot Knob a meeting of the joint dele
gations was organized, Mayor 'Alley, of St.
"Louis, presiding. 'Geo. S. Hazard, president of
the Board of Trade, secretary. Addresses
'were made" by Ex-Governor King, Gen. 'Coat-
Tatle, Gen. M'Dowell, Messrs. Rogers, Depew
and Andrew, of New York, Mayor Paley,
H. Blow; and Messrs. Hitcheoek and Duncan,
of Missouri. Gen. Walbridge, in behalf of the
New York , delegation, made the concluding
speech, This movement is fOr the purpose of
diverting- the trade of Missouri direct to New
York It attracts great attention, it being the
first movement made for that object since the
commencement of the rebellion.
FROM TEIMSOIITRIL-REBRIA MOVING.
"TRW YORK, June 9.—A letter from Folly Is
land, near Charleston, dated 'the let instant,
Mates that a few days 'previously, it having
been observed from the look-out that jamee
Island had a deserted appearance, a reconnois
sance was ordered, which restated in the 'de
monstratioa th a t there were less than 1,000
rebel troops there. Their number had hith
erto been estimated at from 10,000 to 12,000.
The inference among our men was that the
bulk of the rebel force had been atiatie operate
against Gen. Grant.
The Tribune says : From a gentleman fully
conversant with affairs at Port Hudson and in
the Department of the dulf, we learn some in
teresting facts of the situation of Gen. Banks'
army. Our informant left Port Hudson late
on the evening of the 31st of May. There had
been no fighting of consequence since the 27th,
but Cieneral Banks was ioduatriouely and ra•
pidly contracting his line and approaohitg the
The wings of bur army rested on, or Very
near the river; above and below, and there
was no possibility of reinforcements reaching
the beleaguered garrison. Om Bank's had
made up his mind to take the place, and he had
the men and means to do it. Gen. Sherman
was hardly. expected to live.
Oen. Stone is at, New Orleans, and will pro
bably receive the command of Gen. Sherman's
division. Gen. Kirby Smith (rebel) is reported
to be at Franklin. Louisiana. The gunboat s
bombarded Port Hudson day and night on the
13th nit , without• meeting with any response.
It is reported that Gen. Gardner offered to sur
render the place if allowed to march out with
their guns, provisions, &c. Gen. Hanks de
Neither Gen. Nickerson, Col. Clark, of the
Sixth Michigan, Col. Bullock, of the.the 80th
Massachusetts. nor Col. Payne, of the Second
Louisiana, were in the least injured in the
fight of the 27th. Col. Tull, of the Bth New
Hampshire. Col. Bean, of the 4th Wisconsin,
and Cipt.' Wrotanski l of Gen. Weitiell'e staff,
Were killed. and Capin. Oregon and Herron,
and Lieut. Christenden, of the 4th Wisconsin,
were badly wounded. The latter regiment keg
'twenty killed and wounded. Col. Chapin, of
the 118th New York regiment, was killed.
The Union Assooiation of the First district
of New Orleans have tendered their eerviao
46-ata,lßanke for sixty days, whenever it
AOll4 necessary to call for the aid of
the tifitionditional Unionists of that city.—
ARMY OF TIRE; POTOMAC.
- Van- Yeas, June 9.Atlattlli elk thetP*-
hannook remain Rubstiintially ft-atat .- quo.
The position of our tenops on did so* side
has been strengthened, :and itiliketi : Of 4 1 91
*peeing fe!elea are in close prOStinity. ,
LOSS Or A GUNBOAT
A Hilton Head letter reports the total loss of
the gunboat Shepherd Knapp, which went
ashore near Nassau.
RAID IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Colonel Montgomery had made a raid with
eolored regiment, bringing in 1,000 contra.
bands. , The 67th colored Massachusetts has
arrived at Port Royal.
ST. Louis, June 9.—By special authority de
rived from Anjutant general Thomas, General
Prentiss has detailed Col. Pride, of the 33d
Missouri, to superintend the organization of
colored regiments in this department. The or
der has been fully indorsed by Gen. Schofield,
who has directed all the officers in his depart
ment to afford the proper facilities for the dis
charge of this duty. Col. Pride has also ob
tained permission from Gov. Gamble to remove
from the State all negroes desiring to enlist,
except those belonging to loyal owners. Gen.
Curtis left this city fast evening for his home
in lowa. The New York delegation to the Ca
nal. Convention took their departure this morn.
WASHINGTON, June 9.—No news hatibeen re
ceived here of offensive operations bylhe rebel
cavalry in the Culpepper region.
Admiral Foote arrived here this morning.
He is making preparations to assume the com
mand Ot. the South Atlantic squadron ' and a
new attack on Charleston may soon be ex
KEROSINE REFINERY BURNED.
082 EN POINT, LONG ISLAND, June 9:—The
kerosene refinery . of Heye St Bro., at this
place, was destroyed by fire this morning, to
gether with its ooutonto,-1,00 bangle of oil,
The lose amounted to $40,000.
FIR& ?ND £OBB OF LIFE
NEW YORK, June 9.—A tenement house in
Baxter street was burned last night, and sev
eral lives were lost from a want of adequate
means to escape. Alice Murphy and a child
four years old; Mrs. Gray, a widow, and a
young woman named Mary J. M'Masters, were
suffocated. Several persons escaped 'by jump
ing from the windows. Among them were
Margaret Keating, aged 60 years, and Mrs.
Ellen M'Donnel. A man named John Smith
was seTerely burned whtle (gin to escape.
BY THE MAILS:
EXPEDITION UP THE 31ArrAP0141'
WASHLNGTO; Tune B.—Rear Admiral Lee has
forwarded to the Navy Department the report
of .Lientenatt Commander Gillis, giving the
details of the joint expedition of the army and
naval forces up the Mattapony river. Its main
object was to destroy a foundry at a point ten
miles above Walkertown, where it was said
ordnance matter was manufactured for the ene
my. With this purpose 400 infantry, on the
morning of June 4, embarked at Yorktown on
board the U. S. steamer Commodore Morris,
Lieut. Commanding Gillis, V. S. steamer Com
modore Jones, Lieut. Commanding Mitchell,
, the army gunboat Smith Briggs, and the trans
port Winnissimmet: The expedition proceeded
to Walkertown, about twenty miles above West
Point, on the Mattapony river, where it ar
rived at 2 a. m. of the sth. Here the 'troops
were landed and marched to Ayletts, where the
objects of the expedition were successfully ac
complished, and the foundry, with all its ma
chinery, together with mills, grain, &0., de
stroyed. The land forces also destroyed grain
at other places, and captured horses, mules and
cattle, and at 5.30 p. m. reembarked. The
vigilant dispositions of Lieut. Commanding
Gillis kept the river below clear, and the rebels
attempting demonstrations at' several points
were dispersed by the gunboats. The navy
had no casualties. • Admiral Lee thinks that
the entire success of the expedition was owing
to our evacuation of West Point only five days
before, thus precluding the 'probability of any
movement in that direction, and throwing the
enemy off his guard.
4 FORTREBB MONROE
The Third New York infantry, that have
been garrisoning Fortress Monroe for Boole
time past, have been ordered to report at Suf
folk. The Third Pennsylvania artillery, Col.
Roberts, have been designated to act as the
garrison of the fort.
BIISTOLK NEWS ...TICKET SHOT.
About dusk do Thursday evening the outer
pioket• on the South Quay.road was surpzised
by a party of rebel guerrillas, numbering six
or eight, who eummoned him to give himself
up. This he refused to do, and, in trying to
break away from the rebels who surrounded
him, he was fired upon, two bullets pieroing
his body and two entering hie horse. He
died almost instantly. The deceased belonged
to the 11th Pennsylvania ea alry;
ARMY OE THE RAPPAHANNOCK
Friday evening, in crossing, we lost about
thirty iu killed mud - wounded, and'took about
sixty prisoners in rifle pits on the river bank.
They have been broitght to Woohjegton.
Capt. Cross, of the regular engineers, was .
killed. The entire loss on our side was by the
engineer brigade in crossing.
Although, yesterday, skirmishers of both
parties were represented to be in line of battle
at some-points, there seemed to be no appre
hension of a general engagement. Both ar
mies, however, seem ,0 wide awake.
Waentsoroa, June 8.--Predrzeksburg is still
held by the enemy, and no attempt has been
made by our troops to take it.
' Our edranoed poets beyond the Rappahan
nock were held up to this morning by the 82d
and 23d Pennsylvania regiments. Rebel pick
ets confront ours at a short distance; but up
to this morning not a shot had been fired by
either party for twenty-four hours. Just be
low Fredricksburg, and between the lines, lay
the bodies of three dead rebels killed by our
shells on Friday. •
They do not offer to come down and remove
them. They are, however, leisurely Matting
grass all day inside their picket lines and on
the battle-ground of last December, and carry
ing it to the rear for their horses. Our picket
li n es do not rup over three-quarters of a mile
from the river,
The enemy has been drawn up in line of bat
tle for two days to prevent our further move
ment. Evidence, considered reliable by some
military men, has been received that the main
body of Lee's army is still hovering around
Fredricksburg, but that there is a large force
of cavalry, numbering perhaps ten or twelve
thousand, at or near Culpepper Court House.
A. Miller, 95th Pennsylvania Regiment, and
Samuel C. Brobst, 2nd Pennsylvania artillery,
Mcmrstis, June 3.—Gen. Osterhane ie on the
west aide 9f the Black river bridge, with hie
entire division, watching Gen. Joe Johnson,
who appeared there on the Ist and 2d inst.,
with 6,000 infantry and some artillery. Shots
were exchanged, aud , Al rebels retreated.
Gen. Johnson ie said to have 18,000 men,
poorly armed and deficient in artillery. There
is no probability of his being able to relieve
The gunboats ran up to Yasoo City several
days ago, and destioyed much property. B v -
rat rebel transports were seen further tap the
Sunflower and Tallahatchie, which temporarily
wiped. . •
Couununisatione with Gen. Banks Is hitt op
on the Louisiana shore. Guerillas infest the
region between Lake Providence and Grand
Gulf with impunity. The government plants
tations are selected AL ark. A hundred
nearOh have been ditiveli o
FIVIYY negt vvit edeldr. uniform on is
lheregeselyltuatiafdetir the . .ti r earest tree.
Th* fornildabin ha lee irons the Alleges
4ppt,.ett thc firOijo 9ye glik water batter
es, vire all ,,, ailented aa, of itt the extreme
upper part of Vicksburg.
.01t. mounts two
heavy guns and two 28-poutteir.
• The rebel battery on Fort Hill is composed
of six guns of very heavy calibre. The Union
forces, have „ mounted six heavy. guns*. front
and a battery diagonally at that point.
The rebel rumor from Richmond, that Kirby
Smith had attacked Gen. Banks at Port Hud
son, is hardly credited, though some uneasi
ness is felt.
A rumor from down the rime says that Smith
has arrived at Carthage, La., which is very
ARMY OF THE 1017MBIIRIAND.
CINCINNATI, June B.—The Commerdal has a
dispatch dated Mount Vernon, Tune 6, which
Reliable information • from Knoxville places
the number of troops there at 12,000; at Lou
don bridge 600, and at Strawberry Plains 600.
Reports all agree that Gen. Gracey holds
Cumberland Gap with 2,000 rebel troops.
The last information places Gen. Fegram's
forces at Monticello. The number of his troops
vary from 5,000 to 8,000.
A dispatch from Somerset, Ky., on the 6th
instant, says that the rebel pickets for two
days past have not shown themselves opposite
A North Carolina regiment is picketing the
river in the vicinity of Mill Spring.
Four rebel conioripts, and One prisoner of
the Fourteenth Kentucky cavalry, from Chat
tanooga, made their escape two weeks ago and
reached here. They had been sentenced to be
shot. They say 10,000 men had been with
drawn from Bragg to reinforce Johnson, and
that Bragg has not now over 45,000 men.
FROM NEW oaLEArrs.
The steamer Continental arrived at New
York JOIN Bth, from New Orleans June 2d,—
By her we have the following :
An immense caravan, comprising 600 wagons,
filled with negroes to the extent of .6,000, to
gether with 8,000 males and horses, and 1 0 508
head of cattle, under escort •of nearly all the
.troops in Teche county, as a guard, the ad
vance regiment being the Forty-first Massa
chusetts, Col. Chieltering, arrived at New Or
leans from Barr's Landing on the 30th. On
the march they had several small skirmishes
with the guerillas who. infe3t the country.—
One of the band was hung.
A Committee of the Union Associations had
requested Governor Shepley to order a regis
tration of the voters of the State in order that
loyal people can select delegates to a conven
tion at which they will organize a State gm--
ern:lent of Louisiana, loyal to the United
States. Gov. Shepley cheerfully promises all
the aid in his power.
The New Orleans Era of the 81st contains a
dispatch from "up the river," stating that Ad
miral Porter's two fleets, one above s and one
below Vicksburg, are within thiee miles of
each other, and in regular communication.—
Supplies of all kinds are regularly received
On the 22d, after a hard fight, the fleet si
lenced all the hill batteries at Vickaburg, and
then raked the water and upper bluff batteries
for two hours.
Grant's and Pemberton's forces were fight
ing muzzle to muzzle, and Grant was mining
the rebel works. General Grant was receiving
ILEAD4HARTEES Or THE NINETEENTH ARMY
Coups, BEFORE Bona. HUDSON, May 28.—A se
vere battle was fought yesterday, by the forces
under Gen. Banks and the rebel garrison.
The loss is considerable on both aides, but will
fall far short of the first estimate.
Our forces advanced to the enemy's works
and hold their position to-day.
The Era says : "Since the above was re
ceived we have most satisfactory information
in regard to the.progress of the siege of Port
llndson ; but from prudential motives we re
frain from publishing the intelligence."
Our forces are gradually gaining on the ene
my, and a few days will decide the fate of that
PHILADELPHIA. June 9
Flour market continues very dull and prices
drooping; sales 5,000 bbls. at $5 75156 for
superfine, and $6 60@7 12 for extra family.
Nothing doing in ryis flour or corn meal.
Wheat rather firmer, and red selling in a small
way at $1 60, and white at $1 6001 65.
Small sales rye at $l. Corn comes forward
slowly, and white at 867 o. Oats sell freely at
74®760. Coffee quiet ; small sales Rio at 80
@Ale. Provisions move slowly ; sales mess
pork at $14614 50; and lard at 10®104o.
Whisky steady at 450.
Cotton steady ; sales of 160 bales at 56a570.
Flour dull And ,deolined 60. ; ealee 6,000 bbls.
at s6®s lb for State ; SW6 lb for Ohio and
$6 35e7 for Southern. Wheat dull and nom
inally in fairor of buyers. Corn has a decli
ning tendency; pales go 000 bus. at 74®76c.
for old. and 700730. for new. Pork dull at
$ll 50g11 75 for old mess and $10'25@12
for prime. Lard dull at 9R4)10e. Whisky
dull at 44 48c. '
Receipts—flour. 21,000 bbls. ; wheat, 87,-
400 bus.; corn, 28,877 bus. Freights &ref=
Wheat quiet. Corn quiet at 820880. Flour
sales of 8,000 bble. at 468 for extra Ohio.—
Whisky firm at 44®441 for Ohio. Rio' coffee
is nominal at 30
DR. TOBIAS' VENETIAN •
MIeNT has given universal satisfaction during the four
teen years it has been introduced into the United States.
Altar being tried by rnilllions, it has heen proclaimed
the pain destroyer of tae world. Pain cannot be where
this liniment is applied. If used BB directed it cannot
and never bee felled /n a ;do& feetince. for Olds,
cough. and influenza, it can't be beat. One 25 edit
bottle will cure all the above, besides being useful in
every family for sadden accidents, such as borne, cuts,
scalds, insect stings, &c. It le perfectly innocent to
take internally, and can be given to the oldest person or
youngest child. Price 26 and 50 cents a bottle.
/Sold by all Druggists. 011141460 Oortiandt street,
je4 d&wlm New York:
A Friend in Need. Try it,.
DR. SWEET'S INFALLIBLE LINIMENT is pre
pared from the recipe of Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connect
tient, the great bone setter, and has been used in his
practice for the last twenty yew with the moat baton-
Wang mavens. As an external remedy It IS Without a
rival, and will alleviate pain more speedily than any
other preparation. For all Rheumatic and Nervous
Diaorders it is truly infallible, and as a curative for
Sorse,Wounda, Sprains, Bruises, dos., its soothlor ? heal
lug and powerful strengthening properties, excite the
just wonder and astonishment of all who have ever
given it a trial. Over four hundred certificates of re
markable cures, performed by it within the last twe
years, attest this fact.
See advertisement. aplleow-d/kw
SAND.—Sand Mitered to any.pkt o f
the city at three cents per bushel.
0. A. DAVIS,
je6-lerd South street. near Second.
Peaches, . Tomatoes, Lobster, Salmon, Oysters
Speed Oysters, for side by WM. DOCK, sr., 1' 00
IOLDIERT CAMP COMPANIO N .-
A emmietent Writing Doak; sloe, portioltm,
yi um Boolm,Portmommies &a. at
80 nirint swum'
WAR WAR , —BRADY , :No. 62
method street, lbelow Third, has resolved Oar&
oolortmont of ihroaDO, IliSau sad Nut, WO he
will roll toy leo. auv-Ott
?Tim Tonic, June 9.
BAX!TI31010; June 9.
R, 4 N T HALL
B Emma and Edith Whitting
A N D
MISS NE . LLIE SEYMOUR,
Will appear at 7. a. H. RIMY'S iltenedt, Thurs.
day evening. June llth, and also a hoot of YoluntePrs.
%Tont seats reserved For ladies. Tickets 20 cents.
WANTED TO RENT—A comfortabl e
DWELLING for • small family. Address Bor.
171 . ,:roatoffibe: ' • jslo•dBt*
TO PAPER MANUFACTURERS,
ealed Proposals will be receiv• d at the office of the
Superintendent of Public Printing, for supplying the
paper used by the State for the year commencius July 'l,
1883. Said paper to be Book Paper, measuring 20 by 43
incites, and to WOO, rempectively 3 40 and 50 pounds to
the ream. Also, Double Flat Cap, measuring 17 by 2f.,
inches, weighing 28 pounds to the ream. Bids will be
received for each kind separately.
Bide nen be banded in tip to WIEDNUDAIP, nity 2,
at 10 &clock A. M., and mast state Ppeefically the
price per pound of paper.
Samples of paper required will be sent to any mimes
upon application to the uttderaigned, acd C 11•12 also be
seen on the day of letting.
L. H. FUNK,
Superintendent Public Printing,
Msrket et., Marrieberg
3 AO-d9t. 61W
FIRE! FIRE! FIRE?
PattADELraiA, Zay 30,1863
M C. Sadler, Esq.,
PEAR SIR :—Diring the night of May 19.1893, our
Grocery and Provision Store, at North Second and 'Wil
low streets, took fire at about 2 o'clock a. m., and as
the store was a two-story wood building it burnt rapidly,
and before the fire engines could act upon the lire, ogr
whole stock of goods, including much combustible ma
terial, and amounting to over $2 400., were wholly de
stroyed. We had one of your No.ll Chilled Iron Safes,
which was in the hottest part of the fire, and it came
Out of the fire not in the least injured, except the mel•
ting off of the name, plate and paint. The contents
inside were not affected in the least, and we consider
the Safe just as good a protection against fire now as
before, and shall use it hereafter with increased cons
deuce. The lock works as perfectly as before the fire.
Yours truly, MMANIIS & caorr,
Late 429 North Second at.
Attention to the above certificate is partlenlarly re
quested, as it is the drat trial of LILLIS'S SAFES in.
an accidental fire in Philadelphia.
I would Bay to all parties who want a Fire and
Burglar-proof Safe that LILLIE'S 'WROUGHT AND
MULLED IRON SAFES are much the cheapest and
the only reel Fire and Burglar-proof Seen now made ;
and to those who want simply a Fire-proof, I would say
that LILLIS'S WROUGHT IRON SAFE is fully equal
in all respects to any of the moet•approved maters, and
is sold at fully one-liird less price.
. All parties interested are invited to examine the
safes above described, at my store.
GrMO. W. PAR BONS, Agent,
jelo-taw tir 110 Market greet.
FOR RENT A STABLE, next to
Colder's Livery Stable. Apply to
Cor. Second and Walnut streets.
At Doubling Gap, Penn.
JAMBS D. RENDLDY, PROPRIETOR,
Late of Kirkwood House, Washington.
SEASON OPENS 16th JUNE, 1863.
These Springs are in Cumberland county Penes., 30
miles west of Harrisburg. They are accessible from all
the principal ahem by railroad to Harrtabttig, theses
by the Cumberland Valley railroad to Neseville ; from
Neerville, 8 miles good staging to the Springs. The
stage is always in waiting upon the arrival of the ears
at Newville. •
Passengers leaving Philadelphia, Baltimore or Wash
ington in the morning can arrive at the Springs the
same evening at five o'clock.
The Hotel is commodious and comfortable, with Hot.
and Cold Baths attached, and extensive grounds for
walks and amusement.
The long experience of the present Proprieter (for
many years put at the Kirkwood House in Washington,.
D. 0.,) enables him to say, that it will be conducted in
a manner to please all Visitors.
:—s2 per day; $l2 per week ; 4 weeks $4O
Children and servants half price.Jett-dgm
Notice is hereby-given, that the Common
Council of the city of Harrisburg have com
pleted the levy and assessment of Taxes for
the year 1863, and that all persons shall be
entitled to an abatement of FIVE PER CENT.
on the amount of their respective City Taxes,
on payment of the same to JOHN T. WILSON,
Esq., City Treasurer, on or before the 20th
day of June, 1863,
By order of the Common Council.
Harrisburg, June 8, 1863.—td Clerk.
Ie prepared to Cement the exterior of Buildings with
the New York Improved
Water• Proof Mastic Cement.
This Material is different from all other Cements.
It forms a solid, durable adhesiveness to any surface,
imperishable by the action of water or front. Every
good building should be coated with this Cement ; it is
a perfect preserver to the walls, and makes a beautiful,
fine finish, equal to Bastern brown sandstone, or any
Among others for whom I have applied the Mastic
Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen :
I. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished
J. B. Elhoenberker, residence, Lawrenceville, finished
James a:Manlius, residence, Allegheny Clity,finistied
Calvin Adams, residence, Third at - vet, finished four
A. Hoeveler, residence, Lawrenceville, finished four
J. D. M'Cord, Penn street, finished four years.
Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, finished 19144.
St Charles Hotel and Girard House, finished five
Bittanning•Court House and Bank, for Barr & Moser,
Architects, Pittsburg finished five years.
Orders received 'at the ailed of B M'Bldowney, Paint
Motif 20 Seventh street, or please sddrese
T. F. WATSON.
P. O. Box 18,6. Pittslmrg, Pa.
MtoRTON'S UNRIVALLED GOLD
YEN.-FIRST QUALITY WARRANTED.
NONE BETTER IN TER WHOLE WORLD.
A GREAT LUXURY!
PIIROONd In want of a rayerlor and really good corn
run will And with me • large assortment to select from,
and have the privilege to exchange the Pens until their
hand is perfectiy salted, And if by fair means the Dia
mond points break of during twelve months, the pus
(dieser shall have the privilege to poled a new one,
without any charge.
• I -have very good Gold Pens, made by Mr. Morton, not
warranted in strong silver-plated eases, for $1,111.26,
Per sal, at 11001ta101dt,
No. lirldarket Street, Harrisburg. Pa.
WANTED.—S7S A MONTHI. I want
to hire Agent' in every minty at $lB a month,
a:pongee paid, to sell my new cheap Banally Sewing
Machines. Address,. 8. MADISON,
zas-dBze Alfred, Nave.
WANTED. -$60 A 'MONTH! We
want Agents at $6O a month, expenses paid. to
melt our Everlastlng Pencils, Oriental Burners, and
thirteen other new, useful and carionaartielea. Fifteen
circulars Bent free. Addrepe,
rob-d3m MAW & MAHN, Biddeford, Blaine.
Fifty Thousand Pounds
- "EXCELSIOR" -
JIM REOIIVING, which we will sell at a very low
figure 'by the llogeittad, Thrfe Barrel ar Slagle Ham,
ft7so IM. DOCK, jr., & 00.
RECRUITS WANTED for the 47th
Begs vent P. V,, VOL T, 8. GOOD, SOW Itattiolied
at X.ey Wel3 V, Florida. Apply:to
mr2eellstilo Lieut. W. W. GRIMY.
Second et., opposite Presbyterian ohnreb.
!TAMS, DRIED BEEF, BOLOGNA
LL 84103A0118, TONGUZLltailgo.eitejlaow,kbr.
T. tABBITT'S Concentrated, Con
denied,, or Pulverized Ekort Bose. Three galloEs
of handsome white soft soap made in tire minutes. No
Dianortows :—Dissolve one pound of the soap in ; •one
gallon beLivilifllter, then 10,1 two vellum wino. wbeiu
0001 you will hive three gallops HANDSOMER WHITE
8011143. AP. Ten 11001114 b will Make WA twilit of so f r
saw. The amp thus made is an excelloat wash fo r
Suer shrubs and Flute or ill Mode. For ale by