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With Preeihmites.eittil beneath air
Aml - freeiiiiM's hairier streatnitig 'o'er us?
TI Celebratistiii ef to 9
and - oiiwplete arrangements have been *lade.
alehmte the Natal day . of American In
- dependetice in this borough. The services
of the Fayetteville Baud have -been secured
for the et ettaidti, which will head the pro-
Ustiitifi; fol lie formed on the equare, at 10
A. 41. A general Neritation is es
gy, who trill doubtless be pleased to partici
pate in the inspiriting influences of a patri
otic jubilee. Mr. *. M. TRIMMER has been
..,.„IfttAtinted to read the D eclaration of Inde
peddence, after which suitable • fiddress will
te delivered by Messrs. 31. S. ISTIMARE
• and W. "r: Dimon. Anrple provision has
been made to meet every contingency, so
that the day 'will be _'6lebrateil with more
thab us al spirit.
. Bk order of Committee.
GEO. W. WALKER.
now being circulated in this town and coml
frt. a spurious issue on fire "Bank of
hersburg;" of which I give you a description
below. ttl; ,Spuriou's, Bank of Chambers
bhrg, Vignette, larger than in genuine;
Sheaf of iilleat in front in vignette; tittle of
Bank, scratchy and blurred appearance; Male
ttlftfait in nliper right corner, (good notes
hace portrait of Franklin in this corner.)
Sighatiim different from genuine, paper light
and general appearance bad.
W)1;1 CLIESTER, J ufid 30.—The Deml9-
crats het, a meeting i re to-.ay, to elect
--delegates to the State C.otiventigt. Speech-
es were made against the administration, the
tar, and emancipation, and against paying
tlig war taxtik.
ger This convention was evidently com-
posed of ihe Vallandingham school of . Trai-
Wig instead bf democrats. Will the organs
of tie Ohio traitor in Pennsylvania publish
the proceedings of this convention?
97w Exhibtiion:=••, - We undefshititi the .
vices tir the Fayetteville Band have been en
kaged for this evening at the•ExhibitiON to
be given, at th'E Ball by the "Waynesboro'
Classical and Comarercial Institute/' Such
arrange-mats have bk , en wade 11 .9 will insure
good order, and we hope to see a general at
ttnidaiiCes.. fide Efitihition . will be entinued
on Saturday evening.
Patent Clothes trrtii,leir.—Mr. D.f. lius
ikt, has now for sale at tltiA sign of the "Big
Red Horn," Putman's Patent Clothes Wring
er. A number of families in town have . re
ceiltly used it and profess to be titiligleted
with the manner in which it operate+, It
can be used to wring out any piece of goods
froth a shirt-collar to a bed-quilt, without
doing the least damage to The goods. It is
certainly a great labor saving invention.—
Mr. R. Ifs Me authorized agent irr this cottn-•
300,000 AlitiitionlMen lb be Culled for.
—lt will be seen by reference to the corres
pondents in another column between the
GoveFtiors Of the iotal Otateit and President
Lincoln, that the latter has determined to
46 Cull for an additioma 300,000 men.
Ittir"Occeefoktr." tif the Philatitipitia
Press says :—There is one test by which an
• unconditional friend of the country may be
tried. He is never found complaining of
die Abolitionists, or &deity predicting art
trVirnbelming wave of emancipated negroes:
Stich a man may honestly be opposed to Ab
olitionism, but as he has other foes to tight,
be forgets the lever prejudices, and attends
to - the greater obligation. Never was wis
dohs atid truth Mote -opt,lorturiely -uttered
• than by John Breckidridgii, of Missouri, in
— the Odittentioli - if the Union men of the
_ 'State, hold early in the present month :
"I think I may say that; -without any a;
titticni on this subject that would justify
olive; theft is dot to be found in the
.State df.Alitifitdifi a single man of marked
loyalty tihti hat lint already - been denounced
as an Ahcationist. When, in point of fact; he
is as far removed from them as he is in
thought of sympathy from those who prefer
the This tithirge hag *len so olted
isitd•ab flippantly =de, that I have come to
6d'dsidet" it ss• perhaps; th e stoat unfailing
of itsdn's layaltifatat At Atm beta denoun
tett di tiai AbtilEtWttllh That Mali has been
#o , ,ipiebessful hi tempering hi a loyalty
thaut this straggle; as td.-striud
tpi• e hostility' of I the cP;iiegaged in
AsOtt; and their sympathiser . - 4'40 such an
'4 l itsetit as not to incur the application of the
bind* l*ill not say he is not loyal, but
*al ,say his •loyalty - has; in, all probability,
-•• , not borne any very d tstingiiished,fruits."_
Cap!. .os/tcsa faed.—We regret .to learn
Oat Pile magnums ratooNs's*
itaillkdditg the Anis 14110.1 i.
io fmgo : ilitictitowd = tureda7 of
,tO/osptakii was a wall-known'
liati-equaty asgallant officer:
6 04 4 1
Melisit-li* kiiitil.i.ki ; lii,t4o . 00,itiitehel„i4t8:A
-bites:ethie;:tilliiiii 144'. :an d_felded.J . , BichO
upon tlie - 4anni of. the - :noble' James ' ritdi.
thin - coverini.biW'enfinli . icith airMe: i
thing betteillian-tratone - f& te- -, 170c* - fiicoiti .
rapid, and navigable stream. , Voneptration;
adds vionderfulk tr the eitectiteness , or , in;
army.. • An , army concentrated cannot -be i
beaten in detail. ' Under 'avkillful common-
der, its pnigress'ean be; impeded' but
rarity by any ' oppesing , , force. - if eats. be
launched wp ou an object, an important
poki or point, with an - oTerwhelming ~,etect.
It can utterly destroy an opposing .ferce, its
numerical d'Uperior, 'when the lattet!--,is, not
concentrated or hurnwasiously. and skillfully
mameurred. • .
The Chiekahominy, with its bogs, swamps,
and quagmires, flows silently on in the rear
of the army before ItielTfOrining tk — e
best or rear-guards of itself, dal a real de
fence with cliff gunboats on ith waters and
along' the Pamunky. The rebels cannot
cross the latter river without bridges, and
the presence of our gunboats Will deter then
from' building any, or even Throwing over
pontoons. Indeed. MeCLELLAN has struck
at the vitals' of the Rebellion, anil, like a
wounded serpent, confident of inability to
move away, she nestles and recoils close b y
to Await the deatfi z blow.. The rebels cannot
go South—their retreat is threatened by our
gunboats; they cannot go to the fountains
in the West, for there they must starve; they
calla come North - , for there they will meet
the dildvancing fiirces of PorE, Srom,
BANKS, lid MCDOWELL, have MCCLEI 4 -
LAN in their rear. The strategy is plain.—
the death struggle is at hand:
Our transports are safe r and will have a
better titer fo' navigate: The Richmond
and Yorla-river Railroad has been destroyed
to the line of the Chiekahominy, and that
between that fifer" and Richmond is held,
and will be used, by our troops. Oar iron
fleet at City Point is now ready to render
James ri rer, and in- advancing up its banks.
strategical genius of our generals is de
veloping itself it gitittiatelk and successfully,
*Mit thaugh in the recent three days' eenflict
we . have o lost some of our bravest and best
men, we have much reason to rejoice over
the victorious and' advantageous its of
the movement.—Philti: Press.
Our National Conatitutiou.—The Consti
tution under which we live was ordained, in
the language of the men who framed it, and
the people who adopted it, "in order to form
• a wore perfect Union, establish 'justice, in
sure domestic tranquility, provide for th •
common defence, promote' the general wel
fare, and secure the blessings of liberty to
ourseife and our posterity;" and the half
million of loyal soldiers now in the geld eft?
there to maintain these objects of the Con
stition. But the traitors and those who
sympathize with them antagonize every in
tention of the Constitution. They are try,
ing to break up the Union; they are seeking
to overthrow justice; they are destroying do
mestic tranquility; they are laboring to break
down the common defence, injure the gener
al welfare and blast the blessings of liberty
to ourselves and our posterity. - Thus it will
be seen that every blow the traitors aim at
our iltnon strikes at the fundemehlal objects
of our venerated fathers. Flow can any
true son of America sympathize with inch
engaged in so unholy4,flict ?
kir Who. are Traitor is a question pro-
posinda by the Miner's Alma', as it asks
the people to look around and to~the
following interrogatories: Who are disunion
ists? Who are traitors? Who glory, in the
prophecy that our brave soldiers will die of
like rotten sheep? Whose faces are wreathed
in smiles when our army meets with a re
terse like Bull's inn, Ball's Bluff, or the
retreat of Batiks? Who call Parson Brown-
Jew a profane blackguard? Who sympathige
with the Southern States in their secession
principles? Are they not Bieckinridge Dem
ocsats? .11 - _.the.Scinth every man must be for
the South and the Rebellion, or die; here
open Mid secret enemies flourish and fluant
treason With ittiptinity.—Thank God, thetigh,
that All Detnderata atti not against the Union,
the Consbittition and the suppression of the
rebellion. Thousands of them at home and
in the army are noble and patriotic, and they
will receive the, greatful thanks oka loyal
people. But in this category of truelind loy
al Democrats, ire do not include the Reed's,
iridhttidigham's and Barret's. Their hearts
add prayers are with Jeff; Davis and his slave
entifedertet Gen. Butler,
Gen. Btquaide, Gen. Haack, Gen.
Gen. Sickle; Col. Corcoran,. and hundred's of
others ate '‘the loyal Democrats ) not harpies.
who stay 14-tionle and try to do* titgeofil and .
diseciatent among the people, that the next
Squire or Constable, elected may be one of
their kind of Democrats)
Siiirtild Union men of Fulton county,
.which is ia•this :Comieesional district, 'met
sit MoConielliburg -on the 21st and ap.
pointed W. -W. Sellers, John B. Hay and
Fletcher, Colignmsioust conferees, and
111117 M i I.bice; Itopresentatiye-4elwite: to .
the State ConventiOn.
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t.nitflti -. k 1164 ' i niir iin ' ' '
qiffistiti , -
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1. The eilli4=nrih*!:;:Mitititherit,T:lgeiati. , ll3.4:,.
6e - iig64:!' it* - o).t' id*Oni . iP,ol ll4l io`iti
11,ii3iiiininit '. ti:; ',Ant '.'.devoted` to fiiterlitnO i ;
MO A ri,",fetiii ' 7ticeasion . recently
Ito Charge' a weekl y 'ltevis apex with being`
I "there** , andltepeleattly_-,ffisiAtienized,".
and btin desired - te_witbdritt ells charge,,
declinest, but gives : instead kW . definition of
the . Much misused' Word -Abotitio l nial.
l'Air abOlitioeiSt," , he says, '!'is any man
who does net love 'slavery' for its own sake.
sea divine' institution; wbe does not worship„,
it as n caitiff stone of civil liberty, who does
not ado*ii - es the only possible sociat.condi
tion on whitha permanent republican -gov
ernment can be created; .and - who does not,
in-hisinmest-soul, dettiro-to-seifextended - '
and perpetuated over the whole earth, as a
means of huurart reformation - 'second in dip;
nity, importance and sacredness alone to the
Christ:4u religion. He who does not love
African Slavery with this love is anabolition
Of course, all who are not "abolitionists,"
take their !gaud in the ranks of those who
' swear by the Southern Literary Messenger.
They are devout believers in slavery as a di
vifie institution. When we see a Northern
doughfuee ranting About "abolitionism," we'
may know at once where he belong.—Xenio
0. Torch Light.
Guerrilla' Wurfare.—No strong proof
could be adduced of the tieserip4on of al bad
cause, whose armies are being destroyed day
by day aid whose area of action 4 cowstmt
ly being' lesson() tik doleht and evacuation,
than to find its deluded adfocates looking
forward to the early inauguration of the guer-
Pilia system, as the forlorn hope of the pre
tended Southern Confederacy. There is no
doubt, that - the sympathisers with the Re
bellion expect, so soon as the army under
Joe I - Allston is driven ?too Richmond, that
its dispersed fragments will fill the Valley of
I:, -I re 1;
which may, when oceasion.offers, be speedily
reuated to Vial:o descents upon Maryland.
It is difficult to imagine did delusion that
can hope for permanent results from such
warfare, yet the Tories in our midst seen to
believe, that it will ultithately tfffect did re
cognitkon of the pretended Southern confed
errcy, either by conquest, by intimidation,
o r by weakening, i f not exhausting the pow
er and military fesources of the Federal
D9,,Gen. Pope, '*ho has been placed in
chief command in the the Vallel of Virginia
was born in Kentucky, in 1822—50 that he
is but 40 years of age, in the prime of life
and vigor. He graduated at West Point in
1842. In the Mexican War, he was attach
ed to the army tif Gen. Taylor, as a brevet
2d Lieutenant. At the battle of Monterey
he won his Ist Lieutenancy, and for gal'antry
at Buena Vista was breveted a Captain.—
When the President increased the army by
calling for volunteers, when the rebellion
broke out, Captain Pope was named as a
Brigadier General, and appointed to a com
mand in Missouri. His brilliant operations
in connection with Commodore Foote, in the
army of the Mississippi, and his pursuit of
the fugitive Beauregard, show the stuff ho's
made of;—and induced' -his gtimnioils to
Washington by the Presiclent,• to push on
thaoluOns in the Valley of Virginia, or
elsewheie, where work is to be done.
Their True Colors.—Last week a bill was
before Congress containing a provision for
getting rid of negroes ih this country by
cOlonizitig them. Every Bred 'er vo
ted against . it, thus showing that the do
not really desire to teduei the negro popular
. tion in this country, but wish to use them
to make politioal capital for their party so
that they may again get into power, extend
slavery,. reopen the tibive trade, and make
slavekolding oligarchy . the rulers of the eoun
The United States Senate ott Friday
passed the bill punishing with find and im
prisopment Members of CottgreaS, Roads dr
Deparbnedte tiltd others whoxeceite a bribe
of consideration for procuring or awarding
contraots, or obtaining office. The bill was
drafted in . view of the exposure recently
mule of Senator Simmons' disgraceful spec.
relations, and is very stringent in its provi
l ite t o orterats.—. - Ths-Bostott Trateller says
;that from the tenor. of several letter, receii4
ed from New Orleans, it seems probable that
tho goyernrdent does not intend to keep a
largovoltinteer fotre in that city during tlis
coming hot and sickly Reason;; After order
is restored it in probable that a force of regu
lars WI garrison the forts, and with a num
ber of vessekof war,—unuatain the Federal,
control of the city, while the army of Genf
aril Butler will be removed to other points,
16J - The PhiOdedt on hie retitrn td Wash.
itigtos',lrom, West , Point, made the fastest
trip on ' Tecorth that road. Ile left the
latter.plaeOtte.lo, initiates Past 10 beyed
netiday, moiriing, 'New York at 10 minutes
past 11, and arri*ed pt Washington at 10
minntea:before 7in the evening. 'OM Abe'
is a go-aheader.
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**l WO, thlitjlikve *, 4 o 4*:Salit my ikOet
11 . 1 44 1 .5p6;
The Mit and. di,da .was :to the,
valei and i:ogtilatioiii of eintipany, and,
never (AR otoiniMt, soy `officer- ot.
licri.f the own pithy :think he or. nay othet
tnettibtir.weul4 142 i guilty of the like.
tet assure- the community that all
misdemeanots, that come to - my 'knowledge,
shall, be severely dealt with; and that my
company must and shall be cleansed of ell
Yours Respectfully, -
- A. IL HUNTER,--Captain.
,Batile on Jame's - Island—Federate lie-
pulsed'—=Four &ail- Hard Fighting:
NEW • YORK; June 27...--The steamers
Philadelphia, tram' Beaufort, and the Erics
-son-Key •Weilt oa the 18th, and Port Royal
23 ,have arrived.
The Ericsson brings 181 passengers, in
cluding Gen._ Benham and staff, and 57 sol
diers. wounded in the late eng agement on
James Island, near Charleston. The United
States troop'4 tinder Gen. Benham, made au
attank , at 4 o'clock, on the morning of the
161 ht, on the rebel battery, and were repuls
ed after four hours hard fighting, with a loss
of 668 killed, wounded and missing:
The Michigan Bth Regiment suffered very
severely, having but 250 men left to answer
at roll call. The Ne*" York 79th allm suf
fered severely. Being unable to carry the
enemy's•works, the Unioatroops were oblig
ed to retreat Wider cover of the gunboats..
.IkiEw YoBK June 27.—1 t is stated that
Gen. Benhanris under arrest with orders to
report to Washington. It is stated that Gen.
Winter left James Island on the 12th, leav
ing Benham in coven and with orders to
make no advance towards Charleston with
out reinforcements or further orders. It
was reported by deserters that the whole
rebel force at Secessionville amounted to on
ly two battalions with. six guns mounted im4
seven more ready for use. .
On- the 16th Gen.- Stevens, with 4,000
men, wlts• to make the attack id daybreak'
while Gen. Wright and Col. Williams, With
3,000 more, were to support lgm. Some
. ow-the:meven a our, an
as our troops rushed fiv the
a field they were
in broad day-light, and were met by a mur
derous fire of grape and canister. Two regi;
ments only' reachel the front, much cut up
The Rth Michigan and 79th New York, and
the 28tli Massachusetts regiments, broke
and scattered, and the 46th Sew York did
bitt little better. The first two regiments
drove the rebel gunners from their guns,
and some tt , vtoi.# penetrated the works i but
the other regiments failing to support them,
they had to retire after holding the battery
twenty minutes. Meantime *el. Williams
coining to the support wm separated, by' a
marsh, from the fort, and exposed to a se
vere cross-fire from. some rebel guns in the
woods.. His troops, the 3d New Hampshire
and 3d Rhode Island, ?aught nobll and met
with considerable loss.
For three-quarters of an hour not a gun
was fired from the forts, and the prompt
presence of a few hundred men would have
carried it. But they were not there and the
troops had to retire.
The foregoing is ?row the special corres
pondehce of the P•Xpr#ss.
The Resignation •of Fremont
NEW FORK, June 2: . .—The Tribune has
received the following despatches:
MIDDLETOWN, T 0..; JUDO Frw
wont this morning turned over the command
of his forces to Geu. Schenck in the follow. ,
HEADCiRS MIDDLETOWN, 28.
OENEitAD ORDERS, No 25.—The under
signed, hating Wed relieved from ditty with
.o f the Mountain Department,
Brig. Gen. R. C. Schenck, as next in rank,
will assume oilman(' of the same, and re
port for further orders td thd Depart
J. C. FREMONT,.
Major General U. S. A
Gen. Fremont, with, his personal. stag` and
an escort of cavalry, left camp at 8 o'clock
this morning. After visiting Gens. Banks
and Sigel, he dismissed most of his staff, and
with the rest rode on to Martinsburg.
No opportunity was given for a demon
stration, but there is a general regret and in
dignation through" the camp.
A Terrible Incident
A sad incident of the great &shot has
never yet been published. Samuel Buck
water and his Me sods Were. standing
upon the tow-path, near Black Mick bridge,
on the Schuykill, when the father, losing
his-balance ; seibed hie eon to sustain him,
wheel both *nil:4o the boiling flood; :tooth.
er son, present, :sprung' into their aid 3 when
they were all three carried away and drown
ed, neither of then being able to swim.--•
Their bodies were recovered on the follow
ing day: An immense concourse of people
attended their remains to their anal resting
.was in.the burying ground of
the Menonists, -in Upper Providence, Mont
gomery county. A Wife and Mother, who
is in extremely bad health, with four almost
helpless ehildrf n; remaib to.mourn their loss
and sad fate. The only son left is about 14
yebre of age; ode of the daughters is'blind
and deaf, and another deaf.—Phila../dguirer.
A FIENDISH ASSASSINATION. =After
Jackson had forced Banks to retire from the
Valley, a man4o . ing at. Powell's Fort, eight
miles from Woo stocky Was accused by, his
neighbors of having carried rovisioss to the
latter place, and sold in" out 'soldiers. He
acknowledged that he had done so ,`and said
he mfe_recl_thespecia_he:received in pay
meet Confederate notes: They. immedi
ately killed him before his own door. His
son sari the the straggle and ktarted to his
father's assistance, when he ilia told by his
mother torte for, his "life. =He .atirtod to
ru,Ri...whenitiv9iiEshota weo , fired at' him,
op[ ,'ol ?. Kltkotr . iitiaak , , hira ,iii : ; tlie neck and
lima At:4*e cheek, shattering thelaw:
lioiievtikststieseoled in making lii'tu es.
Derethili Loan of •Nci ,, ltuitaliii a, • ,
l'hoisibx l Db lloB !got11.( 10 / 11 ' tlkWastk
_Ar, ;1' • ..c;* ..;
iii,, 4ikiiild s we e - '''
mair was nearly . tWo an d?
r 'ithalf Millions -of dollaistilthougit the 4: . '
moUtit to' e, awarded Was only two bundred
and tidy th4atifettelltire", the-bids
:upnearly!to,:tiikanii a half per cent. prem
-Jinni:" this is the reward !which' Maryland
a,receiveif for her fidelity to' tilit Union,
.but what Would have been the state of her
credit, if she had yielded to the influerice of
Secessionists ? Or whet would it beX reafter
if these Secessionists could accesh the
designs which they still have upon her loy
alty ? 'Supposathe ilireat contained in Am
•following advertisement from a late Rich
mond paper'could be carried out, what mould
her bonds f her currency, tier wheat fields,
or anything else atie possesses, be worth ?
The questions answer themselves :-;-. ' '
"MARYLAND LINE.---We tita aniious to
tread once more-our-native soil. -Expectant
hearth await or coming. We struggle for
freedom and t ;Vexed shades of oaf sires
"We invite .-untiring and undaunted
to'haste to join the "Maryland Line," which
is reinforcing the heroic "Stonewall's" army
iu the Valley, and with them march to the
rescue of their kinsmen in oppression and
doubt. Soldiers, 'tis the hour of fitanorta
ty or obloquy.
"Through the eitratist iOancitation o f many
Mirtylaialsts; Cirpfain Edmund Barry has ac
cepted an appointment to lead you back. to'
your homes. Marylitiders, will you go ?--,-
OF shall the hollow query be made. Where
were they? Sons of Revolutionary siresq
the Goddess of History is vigilant, and note
the action of the solemn hour !
"Be men and abide the issue. Our lea
' der is grown gray in the clatter of arms, and
is eager to offiTir his last, best tribute as a be
quest to his posterity. Maiylanderir t will
you stand by li:m ? Soldiers ! will you die
with us, fin. pur rights, our frietidS t au&
homes Your response gives the tithes of
history the cherished reminiscences of tradi
tional affection, or defame the scions of our
honored ancestry. .
Heavy Engagement-The Fight Lasts Six
Hours—The Penna. Re•erves Engaged—
The Rebels Driven• Back—Our Loss
NEW Youx, June N.—The Tribune has
just issued an Extra, with despatches from
the Battle-field, dated Sunda morning. The
dispatch statet; that a severe as deter
mined battle was fought on the right Avin ,, ,
on Thursday and Friday, which is claimed
by sinne of our (Ambit as a .sueeessful - and
str..te etic movemen' i driving the enemy um
wittingly into a trap, which will soon cap
ture Richmond and the whale Rebel army.
The attack was made by the enemy in im
mense' force, who crossed the Vitiekathominy
above Mechanicsville on Thursday after
The Rebels fought desperately, but were
unable to drive our men a single rod, though
they outnumbered our men lt) to I, The
only forte engaged that day was illeCall's
Division, the battle lasting from 2 till 9 o'-
clock P. N., when the division was ordered
Among the killed are Col. Black, Lieut.
Col. Sweitzer, and Maj. Patterson„ of the
62nd Pennsylvania, Col. Grave of the 22nd
Mass., Cot Roberts, of the Ist Michigan.
Attack oftheMississippi Gunboats
Farragut Confident of 'Victory.
NEW YORK, June 30.—The Tribune has
received the jollowing special despatch: •
THE UNION RAIH FLEET,
OFF I'l(mm:tuft°, June 26.
Ile Union rains comniunicated with Com
modore Farragut on Wednesday, and he was
to attack .Vicksburg oft Friday. . Twenty
vessels were in position, and Conimodore
Farragut was confident of a victory.
The rebel force was estimated at 12,600.
It is reported that Commodore Farragut
destroyed - the town of Warrington: Cotton.
was burned all along the rivers, Ootii. Da
vis' flotilla is to-co-operate With; Corn. Farm
It is understood that Ge 3. Curtis is, in a
pe r ilous condition hi Arkansas, the rebel
Geri; Rains having got in his rear With 15,000
The gunboat Arkansas is aground in the
Great distress and alarm prevail in the
.51E4t.firs, June 28.—Jeff. Davis, in a
long letter to Gov. Brown of Georgia, de
fends the conscription law as coustitationat,
and absolutely - indispensable to the mainte
nance of the rebel armies.
[To the Associated Press.]
CAIRO ) June 30— The steamer Forest
Queen, from Memphis j has arrived, with 650
bales f cotton.
The news from the totilla is highly inter
esting. Our gunboat rants passed the mouth
of the Yatoo river, and pro c eeded within
four miles of Vicksbum, frotsi which point
seven men went to land . The men on the
Lcuissiana side 'communicated vith Com.
Farragut's fleet. The Counnodorrhas since
Sent a. despatch to Capt. - Davis, which
reached Memphis on. -Saturday morning.
Capt. Davis immediately- started down the
river with the Benton. The other vessels
of the flotilla will soon follow.
MEMPHIB,^ Juno 28.—The Grenada Ap
peal learns that the' , Federal fleet, numbering
twenty gunboats and -mortars, opened fire at
an early hour that morning on .the . lower
batteries at Vicksburg. ,The result is not
stated. :Gin.. Van Dorn is iniOrnitiati4 there,
hiving superseded Gen; :"Ceituitand
of that t .,department.•
A, hitter to, the.saine- paper from Chatta.
noes* dated the 16fit.inst, says: 6 'lVe hare
•direet',-news this morning that, the enemy is
log - U6EIO cm.'C' - iiur . ::advanee-eyilivnurfriib
Powell's valley 'to Big Creek Gap', While
this is going on, General Mitchell ,itmoving
in our , rear in the vicinity of Battle Creek,
waiting to fall on the prey."
gt'eqltraitOr who utters a disloyal'
sentiment on the stresta , of Baltimore is at
once knoeked down by a loyal man. The
tame practice would bavo a beneficial effect
in ()filet localities nerth of Baltimore.
,T • * 1..---A .• • • •• - J 'A:kg,' SAM:Y-41)AZ
—,,, . . , ~. .
,: 1 rigt(Piiiikutaii up to AloothgrAfteruoinct -
..'::, ; 1 1,k4otttrttio BioNitoic 'J une 'pp,
•• 4-Itevii - Oiiieil herd 6 afel3e; in :Icoiiisvinf - '
iittil_Giitonemin and_Btafr_atuf Etoir;_
_0 11 „,,L.f,
~,,Vairikettiff, who aru-.
Yon have no doubt becnupprised of tue.:
:great confusion existing bore, an 4 naturallt
attend:lnt-4On the iilitiWitiltbf-Veioitas'
the harbor frotn,Whitelouse ; Poink
The affiarollitattirdai. jest' partOtc!'`moro
of the nature of a battle than tke- engage
ments of Thursday ana. Priaaics - General
Fitz i john Porter haw,eeivered
glory. He selected a very stirmirtesition,-
and, having posted hie-forces ,
ble mariner,- was prepared to hold ugainst
any force of. the enemy.. 'The
of this oommarrilso fought with heroic don
-rage, and the,volunteers vied - with' General ,
Sykes' regulars, making steady movements
and carefully executed the comniandi Oftheir ,
Time and again; vast 'hordes of rebels
moved up in solid coiptuns upon . , our tropOi
but our regular batteries.' as often mowed
thew down in a most destructive manner.- 7 -
Steady discharges of shell, grape and , canje-.
ter in regular - salvos seemed to sweep„ *own
whole companim •
As soon as the confiision is tbereferiintii
was apparent, Gen. Ritter ordered. General
Meagher's-Irish" Drip& to dorgebrtyminte i .
which they did itt the Most g allant On 4 he ,
roic style, bare-headed, its-thir shirt-sloefea f •
occasionally with these rolled up.
This charge had an excellent effect. ' The
rebels were driven tack with great' . slaugh
ter, and Gen. Porter waaprepared 'to move
upon them over the dead and dying. when
the enemy again advanced steadily; strongly
Now the Pennsylvanian§ gzve them AY
benefit of all their splendid rifles, while. the
batteries played mu them as , beforek creat
ing sad havoc. Intrtied, the slaughter npoin
other fields during this war has never .beew
anything to compare. to this. The tvehels.,
I staggered under their k?sses, and our -forces'
were advancing steadily upon theory- driving •
Jhem back at every point, when.. staff-offi
cer rode up with• an. order from the com
mander-in-chief to Gen. Porter,. directing'
him to 'fall . .back with his command;- and.
The cord& was executed in fine style, and
our troeps did not miss a wan, the enemy
being too severely punished to follow us
closely. The only difficulty was with , they
Pennsylvania Reserves and Meagher's Irish..
men—their commanders exerting all their
powers. to induce these brave men to cease
rin.,r,. They saw the, advantage gamed by
hard fighting, and wersanxiouti , to follow up
the success. - ---- ..- ._
General Porter tboughtlie , - tild be re
inforced and be ordered to advance
Richmond forthwith, but it was nut so de
and he fell bat,&,- as ordered, proiart- •
A portion of General Stoneman's command
was ordered - to - Yorktown and Williamsburg
to guard the telegraph wires and open direct
commenication with General McClellan:
There are many rumors here respecting
army movements; all, however, unreliable.—
The correspondents skedadled with.our van
guard over to the main body of..the army,
and they may not be heard from for a day
or• tAtro, :when they .will be able to write
"Richmond; or very it," at the head of their
contributions. No vier:.
300,000 Men to be Called For.
The following coraespoudence between the
President and the Governors of several states
will explain itself: _
'Po the President:
The undersigned, Governors of States or
'the Union, impressed with the belief that the
citizens of the States which they respective
ly represent are of one accord in the hearty
desire that the recent successes of the Feder
al firms may be followed up by measures
which must insure the speedy restoration
the Union, and believing that, in view of the
'present important. military movements now
iti progress, and the reduced condition of our
effective . forces in the field, resulting from
the usual and unavoidable causualties . of the
service, that the time has arrived for prompt
and vigorous measures to be adopted by the
people in support of the great interests com
mitted to your charge, we respectfully: re=
quest, ifit meet with your entire approval, -
that you at once call upon the several States
flir such number of men as may be required
to fill up all the military organizations now
in the field f and add .to the armies heretofore
organized such additional number of men as
may,' in your judgment, - be necessary to
garrison and -hold all the numerous cities
and military positions that have been captur
ed by our armies, and speedily crush the re
bellion that still exists in several of the
Southern States, thus practically restoring
to the civilized world our great and good Go
vernment We believe that the decisive
movement iF.lalear at hand, and to that end
the people of the United States are desirous
to aid promptly in furnishieg all the rein
forcements' that, you may deem needful to -
sustain our Government.
Israel Washburne, Jr., Governor of Maine.
N. S. Berry, Governor of N. Hampshire.
Fred'k liolhrook, Governor of Vermont.
Win. - A Buckingham, Governor of Cowl.
E. D l. ,Morgan, Governor of New York.
S. Olden, Governor of New Jersey.
A.-G. Curtin Governor of Pennsylvania.
A. W. Bradford, Governor_ of Maryland.
F. 11. Pierpont Governor of Virginia.
Austin Blair, Governor of Michigan.
J. It Tondo, Pres. of the Military Board
of Kentucky. •
A. Johnson, Governor of Tennessee..
11. R. Gamble, Governor,of Missouri.
0. P.'3lorton, Governor of Indiana.
David Tod, Governor,,,:of Ohio. •
Alex. Ramsey, Governor of Minnesota.
It. Gates, Governor of Illinois.
E. Solomon,,,Governor of Wisconsin.
RESPONM I3Y TIIR,PRESIDEAN't,,...:
ESEcuTIYE 3la mos, Wash;, - July 1 , 1862
wisdom of the views expressed to tneitt!so.
patriotic a manner by you .in the aotuntuni.,
cation of the 28th of Jun e, thave decided
to call into the serviee.aii additional force of
three hundred thousand ..Ken. I segOst,
reeOrnineud that the troopshoeld bochiefly. ,4
Of infantry. The. quota of.. your. State*
would be—, . ,
I trust ti tat they may. be eArollea•without.,
delay, sp as to bring this .unneeessarr and