Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 26, 1862, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 26, 1862 Page 4
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INTERESTING FROM THE MISSISSIPPI, Tha Naval En^a^ment Between the Union and Rebel Gunboats. Destruction of the River Levee by the Rebels. farms and Acres of Other Property Sab* merged and the Lire# of the Inhabitants Endangered by the Flood, K Sc., As* St. Loi-n, April!', 1 Mi. A Apodal despatch to the Missouri Den.ocra' fruui C'omOSOdre Poole's gunboat flotilla, listed lb# SSd inst., Mfl ? All is guiet hora, if w* ozcojA tiro raoitar boats re bMiuiag iu pooitioa, which ocoesiaiiailp throw shell over t tort Wright. The rebels have uol replied to (tsf Noae or their gunboat, can be .sou. The weather la fair. The jUxxi ' ai octrrun all Of pirn tfltotu and house* alary Jce nver. Ureal cfijfrsw precast* among the inhabitants along the forties, fom' of whoos offer to gsoe 'lit thty }>outt. to hart thi*r f inite renoifit from ttetr hointirrhtch lot water threaten* to carry d-i".ft lie rntr The reaeoa of the flood < au be understood by the fol 10 vi:if:? 'the rebels bare cut the lovoe at the Arkansas .shore opposite the fort, anil the flno farming lands there are o* covered with a lake of water for miles around. The ees.dsnu are greatly exasperated at tins outrage. Our special correspondent# from the Mii?i*slppi river Ue eoaflrins the above.?eo. Hmux.d. The Karal Gngagrmrnt at ilcrdhnm'i Cut-Off. oitb mf3srs*iprr river correspovpevce. Xsajt Fokt Pnrxow (Wmorrr),) 01 MtrWirJiiTi Rivbr, April 1.1, 186'.'. j foole ?*?'J Pope Bcfort fort Wright?Transiiortr?.Vrad. ham's Cut-Off?The ReteA Fleet Appears in Sight?.4 Print and it* Sucre*)?The Fight?Hie Rebels Sun?Th Feeling Along the Arkansas Snore?Distances Abo-- and Below the Fort.cCc. If celerity of movement will overcome aa enemy, rort?:n!y Commodore Foote and i.euerai Poj>c will secure an eaay victory at Fort Pillow (Wrlgbtl, before which they are aow arrayed, tbo former with a fleet of eight gunboats, and the latter with a very considerable force, whioh is boing constantly lucres- J by hourly arrivals if transports from above, black ui'h troops. My last vmntuniratiou loft the uaral flotilla at Saw Madrid, whenoe it was una-rUin wheu it would move forward, wiag to the difficulties attending the procurement of * transports for Gen. Pope's army There wars at that time lying at NVw Madrid, including aevsral of the cap" tured rel>el boats, twelve available .,'earners. A reB'iiSiIiou had been made for Iwruty more, and it was uncertain when these could be obtained. Bu' after m v letter was closed, despatches were received announcing that the requisite number liad been impressed or chartered at at. Louis, all the up river boats being seize 1 for the purpose as fast as they arrived hi port. It was .:1m announced iu the despatch that the most of these vc sets ! we;'e already under weigh, with orders'tojreport to t.en. n>pe. 'ihis most gratifying inteli .gence dispelled tha prospects of a long stoppage, and on the next day (yester. dayj, at oleveu A. M , the naval liest was once more ordered to get under weig'u. In precisely hah an hour alter the order wa; issued the flag, hip Bent -i rounded to and steamed away a*, her leisurely pa a down Ute river, followed by the Mound City, Cincinnati Pittsburg and Cairo. Behind the.,e followed the ammsititiou and supply b<>ats Great Western and lodge Tarrence, with their fleet of three tugs. Then curie tno mortar boat3, sixteen in number, towed by the steamers W. H. B., Alps, keystone, V F. Wilson, Ike Hammitt and Wisconsin No. g, ia pairs; the two former with four boa'i bet wo tliem. ano each |>air of the others with ex. The gunboat i'on stoga brought up tu'e rear. Ti?e fleet, as it moved a way down lbs long stretch below New Madrid, presetted a most pleasing appearance, AtObiuuviUe, leu miles below, the gun boots i aroudelet and St. Louis .K>med the fleet. At sit o'.olock P.M. the fleet tied up for the ri ght m Needham's Cut-Off. the boats lying against the island :a the order they had moved. Needham's Cut-on is forty-flve miles bel?w New Madrid. The river at this place formerly took an immaoae eirouit inland, forming a horseshoe neck, about one mile across at iu base, and twenty-tire around. The person after whom the place is named cut a liaimol acroee this neck, which has since become the main channel of the river, the old bed being nearly filled up with sand and other accretions. The general character of this lecaltty is shown in a diagram accoiupam mg this lot tar. Al about two o'clock on the following rooming a fleet f rebel gunboats appeared iu the river below th<- mooring place of onr fleet, where, after discovering our proximity .they came to anchor it * sale distance. As they manifested s deposition to remain quiet until day, they wore not molesi d Al half i?a*it six A. M the flee' of army transports, compose ! of those vesxc1.- which had been ly.rig at New Madrid, hove in eight It comprised the following * team <ww.?Jolin O.Perry, i oior Mir, Meteor, Kmua, Otm*; U. Taylor, A-imirai. ^aver w av?, x*w t nde ram, N W. Thomm, T. L. Mctiill, Helle Memphis, b. W.iira ham Mil Km ma N'u. It- They Aura ail load I down to their guard* with troops, horse* and artillery One *ft?r anouiai titey rounded to in the hey where the naval flotilla mooted, and made las' 'o the-(.mber ou tha bhoro At hail' paet seven Commodore Foot" signalized tfca g ,nboals loalip thair moorings and follow tba 'lag aip. that tiasel rhoringa abort dmtanoe up tba stream , ?o as to bring tbapomt caused by tba bond .a tua 11v?. uctucu him and the rebel flotilla. The ruaa proved ?t? y successful one for.no so-narwere our boaU o- t of sight, Uutu tba rebel*, sutpes-tig we were retraating, . te caaaa, and wben they nam a in uight were a,, o witbiu r. i.ge efoarguna Tha Ronton qubk'y oteuad on iherr,,.m etample (hat waa followed by aihhe ii--ct This wis altogether a aurpriae to tna enemy, wno made ba-.te to put about and get under weigh duwu I he atraarn. By thia ttnio our float was also beaded about an I a vary pretty rutin .og light followed, ihe bo win -iora managed by aoattnuoua |u>rana8inna with his how guns, and there ef tba rani of the Uottila, to uoax three shots from the reimla la thatr flight, ooaa of which, however, reached their deatiaetion. The enasa en i in nod for half or three quartos* of an hour, tha rebel boats oouatantly increasing tbadiatanoa Jtotwenn 'tie two fleat-t, by reason of their superior apead, until they were dually lost to Sight in the windings of the river. Tba accompanying diagram illustrates the po triors nf tha flaats just previous to m well anal the commence naant af thin Aral purely naval ettgagautent >>a tha Westera water*. The rebel lleat constate 1 of the old I'mwd .Malax saraw teener revenue cutter McCrae,together with (he l..vingatone, Jay t.eoeral Telle and I'ontcbartrain, the last lour af which ere irauaiormaiiona from >?w Orleans tugboats, i-mmuM with rai.ruad iron anil utuarwuee protected with e-Ht .? ha.es Tlioy art capable of making high e-wl.bvt draw m??et too much water for river v.se n?r ?|> *a-a-v and an g ma each. lh*ywerea out Cie4 ** tui? expedition by twe transport si earn, ra; far wleei purpose doe? not appear, though it 1a rumoved that two tbou-aud fugitive# from Maud Ne. 10 ire aiUl concealed to ibe .rood* below and In ib? vicinity of lijHenvHle. end tbai thea? transport3 were designed to lake thorn away. Wbea this valiant fleet bad distune*! our gunboats, an order waa aent back tor tbe balance of our flest lo gat uuder wsigb, which was obeyed with alacrity, every orew and (be pa<s?gere being antlrie to get at near as possible to 'ha r*bt! craft and tba rebel strongholds. The ammunition boat*, {ireceded by the gunboat Oouestoga. took the lead, the mortar boat eetsommg next, ndlowM by ilia transport#, ibe raar being nta<is up of boat* tosring coal bn-g.'e and th* faanon floating blar.karulth abop. Th* line waa a vary laapeeing one, comprising, with tba guaboata, upwerda af Qfty voaaels, and ttretcbing out a disiain e of nearly tea miles The day was clear and beautiful, and aa w* Steamed la/.i.v along?tha #tugri?b pace of tba gunboait, behind wbioli all ethtr be;* w. re 1 eui|ioiled to rams In, wot admitting <t much speed?winding aatucg the bends and turn* of Ibla provsrbial'y crooked r vsr. liiesight was one of the most baa ibi# At every sett lamam and dwellingbiong tbe abu.e the people we e all utte an* the noval apecu. ? rrawucntly t bene people greeted th# paaaing vets* r v.i?)v about# and cheers, vraviag of hatn, bandkerchivu , and w,me mes in onthuimattc tnrttvidnal, In default o< enytta.ng better, would pull olT his coat and awing'bat. At one settlement on (h* Arkanaa* aide, tbe wbote p- p .lai.oii, men, wo men aud children. were out on the river bar.k. fbetr enthuaiasm waa very Intense, Some shouted "Hurrah for Abraham Lincoln," with a forcible emphasis on Iks "ham." Anetber shouted "Murrah for a tree g yarn roent " stilt another?"Give um hsll." At other places lb# people were out In force i t ?ee tbe sights, bat w ?re fwry glum and downeaat Tbey dtdn't like the sigbv At noon the gunboats met with a singular sdvonture. Hat stactly knowing'bs locality of the enemy's works InWkM vicinity, although knowing thay were soiwswhare blow No S3, or Fluxt Island, iney steamed aronnd the bsod,atthe head of which this island is situated, and suddenly round themselves net only face to fees with the rebel fleet, but aatually directly under the batteries. They nt ones headed baalt up stream, tbe enemy's boats Bring three shots oyer them before they gnt away. The batteries, singularly snsagb, did set open on tbem. pro bsbly because of their garrison* Using occupied In getting ready to run ibe three fleets, ? * I writs, ere safely moored against tba Tennessee shore, nearly op; esits the village of useable, la Arkansas. The rest of General Pope's army Is (posted during lbs evening, and to morrow the engage # meat will doubtless s immense Tbe rebel works are lopaled ow UM extreme bead of the First Chickasaw Bloft Ibis Mb ?r ikMfe **? im4 luddfdiy mid -tr sat ? rrr i NEW YO low u4 wot for miles around, both north aud writ, whieh n>r reuder a oo-operaliou of the land jural KTo*, after % long delay in accomplishing a wide circuit? impossible. But 1 am not at liberty to discuss the plans of the attack and will satisfy myself by sending you a map of tha country, show ing the course of tbo rivar, llit position of the lleets, the location of the enemy'? works, he. Vou uiav oxiect Houia axciting n?ws from this Ui r sot ion aeon as the enemy are atrougiy posted and mauifesl a J ojioaiUon to make a detenu.ued aland hers. l lie work* of the fort wore begun early last summer, and have bad a vast amount of labor exjieuded upon them Thay were completed before those at Columbus were commenced They are situated upon what Is knows as the Kirst Chickasaw ill nil- ?a high blull'bank, rsfehtng tu some places an altitude of one hundred feat above tow water mark. The works are somewhat similar ia general character to the outer batteries at fkmelsou, being sunk In Uie sole of the blurt. There areeighl batteries, mounting, in the aggr -gate, forty-two guns. II ia reported that aome of this metal has been withdrawn lor use at Corinth, hut of this ! know nothing definite. The garriaon le van oi?ly reported at from five to ten thousand men Thll fort u ninety live luiles below New Madrid, and one hue dreu and seventy below Cairo. Between it and Fori Randoi) h there is an interval of tee miles, end Memphis one of seventy five miles. ia Froxt or Font Pn.tow (Wetoat),) Min-c-wim Kim, April IT, IMS / TV C^erafi'o*? qf the Gu-nboat Pled?A Boat on Arf, and Aiirroto Air ape ej the Whole Fleet?A Smo Makrial far Fill iiui Sti ell*?Dmerters from the Hehdtl?Strength of the Rebel fort?General rope's fhreei? The CuUint *f the I*tar, <tc. Indications point to e prolonged aiege of the rebel works at thig point, resulting, not unlikely, In the capture of the place and its garrison by strategy. The poet tiou of the fort and batteries, tbe condition of the country about it?which is entirely submerged by thofiood of the Mississippi. which is constantly increasieg in depth, rendering nil approaches by land difficult?the uecesKitiee of the service, aa wolf ns certain other reason" not proper to be divulged?imperfect plans fer the capture of the rebel army?render It quite oertaie that e decisive blow will not be struck yet for several days. In the meantime the mortar boats have been placed in position, and occasionally remind the enemy ef our proximity by a ihell. The nun boats have been disposed in the river so as to most effectually protect the trans ports, ammunition and or'nance boats and to guard j against surprise, and |wo are ail possessing our souls in patience?liku Micawber. waiting for something to turu up. Occasionally a tittle incident tr inspires to afford a small degree or oxcitemont and furnish subject matter for Western newspaper correspondents to manufacture their daily quota of sensational items. On Tuesday evening doe of the diminutive Steam despatch boats that ply about the fleet took Ore, while lying in the midst of the fleet of transport steamers. The crow were ofTof her af the time, and wbou the alarm was given the destruction or. the whole fleet, which was jyhig against the back in close order, seemed most im. minent. But the ehgineer of the steamer Memphis, against which the craft was lying, seeing tho danger, rushed a* card tho burning tog, reversed her engines so as to sot her bucking, cut lie; moorings, and jumped back upon his own vessel, with a badly burned face. The wheolh"use of tha Memphis was somewhat blackened atid scorched, but otherwise she escape unharmed. The tug backed out into the river and burned to the water's edge. Ou Mouday the mortar boats were towed to their posit ions along the Arkansas shore, near the point behind which the enemy's worke are situated. That day was occupied in getting correct ranges upon tho rebel battol ies, eighty shot? boing expended in this operation, to n.>na of which the enemy deigned to reply. On Tuesday sixty slice's were sent with much accuracy, worrying i the garr m ou tho bluffs to inch an extent t' at the opened their batteries up n ua, displaying some excellent gunnery as well a.-, tho |K>.v.v.-S!<-'U of sumo aupuriur guns. Their shots passed over the mortal boats and tell qvte tbic'.tlv about the gunboats, which were anchored at souie distance off the shoro. compelling thetu to inoft higher up the .-dream, tliey ha\ .ng 110 orders to respond. Their id.ick stnoka und uibte lly reve.ilod their po iti n. and aided the rebel gunners in directing tic ir shots. Since Tuesday tbeie lias been no firing on either ide uulil this afternoon, whon it was renewed vigorously on hoih -i lea, and st:'! continues. The few euo'.s that li.ne been drawn from the enemy reveal the fact that, white they have an abundant supply of guns of heavy calibre, they arc a< rpnisiy de-citut.- of amm uiiti m In Iheir thing on Tncday tboy in every instar.ee i>-1'. .-mind shot, while wa v:a sending ' twm the heuvie-: or eight Of .-hell.-. The powder required to till shahs is luO scarce and costly an ui tide w ith thcin to be wasted in any artillery practice or skirmishing. They are eqna!'y destitute of lead. On Sunday, ,hen our gun boat flvet ran around the point under their guns, they throw from lhair gunboats a few shelU, one <>i which exploded Tote to the Ronton, tf.'.te.i intj a in-ufvuu. oft g' nwsN* onr tor d*ek. Leaden bullets erst too much to he used in tilling shells. Deserters from the rebel camp and fleet occasionally find their way into our lines. One was taken aboard the Lf^r.tr.r. traatnnljv an/i tvac .'^tAhiA.1 for BPvar.il hntiru hv tho Commodore in conversation. He appears to baa well-informed and intelligent Yankee sailor. At the commencement of tho w.tr lie was in New Orleans, ai.il was improved for service in the Confederate navy. He has been serving latterly on the Polk, from whit U he escaped night before last, by jumping overboard and swimming ashore, lie states that their Flag Officer, the great Holline, baa gone to New Orleans with h't,s flagship, theMoCrae. His enumeration of the ve- els composing tboir float correspond* witu the list I sent yon in niv Usl letter. He fixes their land force at belw.en four and live thousand. Ihe; have but three batteries that are mounted, according to bis story, one of which contains a single tUirieeii iuch ? u. The whole number of guns in tiieir works do-,a not etc e?d t entv. They are convinced of their inability to hold thc-e works, and arn already discussing u.tt propriety of falling b.ick with their guns to Fort Randolph, ten miles lower dowu the river. Fort Randolph, be s?).s, has been stripped of its guns, which have been sent to various other points along the river: but if the guns c-:w at Fort Pillow (Wright) wru- mounted there, the place w suld otter a more lormi tab'" resiutau( e tluu tin; point we are now b-sieging. The works of the former are aii completed, a id are on an extensive ecaia for delene.e against both land ami water a I lark. J he foil originsuy MUlti one htm Irsd gam but the malority of ttie=e were subsequently sent o ? olurabus and Island No. 10, at whic h places th' y came into our po*.-e**ioti. The army of fJcueral Pop- has been encamped for aeve ral days cn the Arkansas bank of the river, a prey to ewarmi of mnsip.iltoe* of the rnc t vorsciou-and p^rse vering rlas*. Their encampment was inthcwoods.bebmd ilia levee, wn:t li stretch s down that bank the entire distance to New Orleans. The land along that sh"re is very low, being several feet tielow the sm fin a of the river at the pre-ent stage of the water. Kiqht D-fort rod He amy ml e - rnn'i' pc.r*i't . ? ; c n Utit ttcrou in four pltr*. . During tft' nigh', titi'l '/?> u <A (Ml mmtenfae th* tccler t our l /hri "oii iht . ??'* : rtnO, ('<*/> Hint/ ind f'itlenitu/ thfin Ointbintly, urfil the (numkUiuH tut vHlj/ol ik'i fHjutt ix'Ouit a tertmitlf.hu' of th'.Oo m In tut < of </ . " >!'> 'ttiorn toil ton of Aifnn sjs. Th r ob;?rt wa? dottbtlcra to pr- vent antlci|iateri operations at tlii* pom? by our army. The result will be the lu' - of immense auiouuu 01 prop?rty to the plamura a . a( the rlfir.ii .thoiit producing acorreapr tiding advantage to tha Conf'derate-ta'a- aarvica. Iherr a a bayou crocs this poiat which. if daaiiable, noold have bean used m trans polling troops, artillery ami *tor? to u point be'ow the enemy's works, H Now Madrid. Throng ii tni? bayou a depth of Are fet of water could eaaiiy lava been obta.ued, whic-li, by theeutnngof the levee, will be increased to SiX or eight i'tOl?suOicieiil Ut float o ir largest re*erd junlmau?so (bat, did 0?r.?ral Pope see tit to avail hiniM-if'f it, thia destructive worktf the oaamy would to of immense ad-. an'sge to him rather than any detriment. The oi.lv annoyance ear faraw cn!4 npirinct ftaat tfaii wawf a . th* rece^sity of repa.rir.g en board the transport* in ttaad of comp el in 'be wood* until active oiaratior-should commerce But otbar plan* war* alr< ?dy matured prior to the cutting of the iota**. They will be heard fr ut >u due t.nr.e, wi.an it will ba eaa tliat thay weranot uatbod by the destruction and devastating oparatioua of tbe rebels. Tha moai singular circumstance countered w ib 'ba nulling of tliia larea is the fact that una of tea euta ia di recliy opp-n'e the mtor.ng ol tbe guubc?t Coneetoga, and ?earc?ly Avebud ed feat distant Th* intervening apace is cov- red with v.uer and thiri weeds Tbe Bight was per fa tly clear, and tha uaoon at a full, go mat it seems altnoat incredible. bad proper watch t een kept < a that vaaaal, thai the wo.k could have been acc mp'.i'hcd without diacoiery. If tbey permit au enemy to approach within Uvu hundred feet of 'hem, and accomplish euoh a taat as tbe . uttiuk of a leva* without bam* tHwrirN. tbey may expect to wake up aome hue moi n.ug and lind themselves, with their ahip, a capture in the enemy's line*. > n h. . m)i a a are i.rft.int !v mov nu !arf her ih.wn nL DiAi?.CoiniiibUor? 1 .oie lb .up up a :.?.ly mail communication with Cairo, liie eapturad rebel Mcatntr D* sou* ami tba Shingies being ua?4 for thie purp. ve. Tho latter 11 owned by Peter IHmwiiit, I'iq., if ,\e? York. Commodore Fecte ie still goffering severely frrm tl.a injury to lul foot raoo.vort^t fort (c.ne ?uu. The t< r.t la badly ewoollen ar.d oa nit inteuee pain if an attempt ?e made to u?e it. The Commodore hobble aro-ird ins rhip on crutch'*, though, aluce lueeday, ha baa boon o n lined to bio room. Nui Fori Piuow (Wrj.hi}, ^prillt, 1662 Aburu'cnt Wottr Power?A Wctrry iFar's?/ndtana and Ilgr Troops, dr. Relo, r?iB, raiu. water everywhere as far aa the eye e?t> reach, cover rg oornllelda, tilling the wood*, aurrontidtng dwellings and flooding the whole country; and nil it rame and dill the water riaea. A hoed in the MieO.ppl lien event of annua) occurrence,yet one that invariably brings ite apprcheniionv to resident^ ai?ng ? iborei, and destroys an incalculabla amount of property, ibe present flood la greater than any that baa awe; 1 through tba valley for a Dumber of year* tad, owing te the cutting of tbo levee on the weal aide of Mw rher, will prove the moil deeolating and de. trucUve probably that ever occurred. On every band water covara the entire fe< e of the certh, Increaeing the width of tbo river from a mil. and a half to thirty or forty milef. Aa wo lav moored to the troea that war# ono* on tbo channor bank, trlit which now aro in tho Middle of tbo vmI expanoeof waUr, bull.),nga,cattle, ho'taoo, iu?>ev *? bH? wpl fC JfftW * ?U ?nmt | V * RK HERALD, SATURDAY THE ENGAGEMENT A1 The Positions of the Union and the First Naval Engagame MISSOURI A* ft </ *"??* paa? v^\ . llwV V V \\ \ bearfiei ? ll V* HALE'S LANDING, A?Union guoboate H?Uniou mortar hosts. C? Uuiou of property floated by, showing the desolating work of tb? ! mighty torront. The scene is a grand yet a terrible one. Attempts to picture it are utterly futile. It cbal longer, the descriptive powers of the ablest pen. And yet the ram descends in torrents, and the water rises higher and higher, God only knows when it will stop. In the mid-M of this watery chaos our fleet remains ipiiol, undisturbed and uninjured by lue rolling, surging tide. Nothing, apparently, ta doing. Kverybody has , ample time to seo the grand sight the waters atlord, and overyhody wearies in the contemplation. the vocation borders on the monotonous. I nii.orine if on# were anchored in front of tho falls of Niagara, and bis eyes were forbidden to wander from the broad sheet of falling water before him, the poetry of the summer trip would be lost, and the oppor tunily to rctu'ii to the tedious routine of the counting room or office would be auxiottsly coveted. So with us. With no variety to givo interest to the spectacle, the j ilood?in itself "grand, imposing,sublime?lieociiM* a stale ' monotony from which the oyo vainly turns for a change. I Once in a while a little insula incideut occurs to aid in 1 passing away the t .me. One of these acceptable events lias just transpired. Indiana is a great state, and (lover. ! nor Morton ia unquestionably a great Governor. Cover, i nor Morton employs a private secretary?a young sprig, i i presenting in his pn.orHrt all the characteristics of tl.e ' college boy?a slight approach to the dandy, a vast j amount of self esteem and more good clothes than brains. Tins distinguished individual is just now taking a jaunt at the expense of iho Ho siers. He h n been uepi.u-d by the Horsier Kxecutivc above mentioned to visit the several armies in which lioliann is represent d, olid look aftor the condition of the sick and wounded from that State. He rides at the State's cvpcm-o upon steamboats and rail cars, sacking in all places to impress upon beholders uu idea of his mighty continent iousnees and the greatness; of I he State that lie honors b\ rcproscnting. Should ? foreigner come in coutai t with this wonderful personage, he would form the conviction at ouce that Indiana was the ouly State in the Union, Govcrner Morton tho only Governor, and the Indiana soldiers the only forco> in the Union army deserving of the name of -oldiers. The foreigner before mentioned would also learn, unaided, that Mr. Private Sccietary Holloway was a greater and far more important personage than Governor Morton, and an iufinitsly better soldier tliau any in the field. Seriously, Indiana dhplay* n very creditable degree of oticitude lor the welfare of her representatives in the (told ; perhaps as much so as any Mute in the In ion lint it would neem more fitting and becoming. it not more I'.-nefietal in iU results, to send somebody other tlmu a mere boy, scarcely out of his teens, to further th?ie comtneudable purposes. THE BATTLE AT PITTSBUR8. General DltC'lrrnaud's Complimentary Geiteral Order. OEMS It AZ. MELD ORDKK?NO. H7"i. IlKAnQOAtrniits, Kintn Division*. 1 Cane Xsar 1'ittsrukc, Tenu., April 11,1862. j But recently the officers and solders of the First di. vision received the grateful than!:-, of their command ng Central and the blessings of their countryman for the chief j*rt borne by them in achieving one of the most glorious and substantial triumphs that have crowned the valor of our a mie?. Huforo the bonfires that had Ix-en I ghied in honor of that event had yet become dim, befoi o ttie notes of a nation's thanksgiving bad died upon tha ear, before the thanks of a preserved country had found expre sion, that event wis eclip-ed in .splendor by new achievements While the ever memorable tr<?rd "Donation" wa* being inscribed upon your banners, another,equally memorable, flashed upon the canvass i and claimed it.-: home among the chosen emblems of your < valor and patriotism. !v>tiel?on and Titubnifi, brought j so near together by the rap.d progress of your arms, i will together stand to your Honor upon itie page 01 un- | tory With numb-ics reduoad by the former conflict, with ; tb? d.sad- images of a recent change in organization, 'he lorc?e composing the Ktrat division found themselves on Sunday morning iaei, almost without warning, in the IV of th? enemy. That enemy had arrayed against yo i hit bravest and best disciplined troop*,diawu from Matassa*, Columtme and r'nsp ola, in apparently overwhelming numbers, wetl armed, and commanded by ihe r ablest generals, to be led by whom, they had bstn taught, made tbeiu lhviD' ibie. inn* amply prepare^. and confident of victory, they h? e ibeir owu time and place of attack, :<od fell furiously upon you. C.r- u instances beyond the control of your couimeiiding general brought "them lo your lines iucM ea econ as you were w rued of their approach, tint you were ready, and, under the guidance of gallant ofl.'era. were Inatartiv at the point of assault, and engaged in the deaneratc encounter. 11.se Kirat divi-ion waa overmatched in nutn b- rs, but not n determine'ivn and valor. Wh'rever the <ri?my came be waa met anil '.ought. Wh"n. during the hr. t day, you were compelled to give way, It waa only to choree a new line el' battle and light aga.n. The -hanging fori nee a of the Uny did not diS'-onoert you, the temp rary lose of your vamp did not discourage yon. nor your fatigues"and iossea break your resolution. 11.e advance of the enemy f cm diflku lint pvinle waa tnei by your kitrnl -re. iuiiona and steady courage. Yon felt that a vastly an I rn force wae ?>p< n you y?t von held his ad vat e ,u c. lent check, acd wore away the day, until, alter twel-.e hours of aiiiiott It e??at.t firing, y-"i paused for the n ght, .nltne <-f battle, ind ng the ?nemy,and reettn^ upon your : rrus, kei t him at bay m. the nni morning,reinfor -e.l by gailant trnoi J who had arrived du ing the night, and withe l awaiting at ta< k.y u advanced upon 'the ererr.y ard drove him -( .oily if i,i point to point, until y< i arrived at our own or vmpmenl. J|nt<-,a? on the nrevio ;g day the MMt d'-e( erete and h 'erm nod tight n.g tOOk |..?up. I Willi the varying fortunes of the tieid, the gro itid was loughl over many tinvs, until you remained in tho mastery?the tumble array t?f the wounded :>nd alain bearing eloquent testimony to the fiei ener- and U.K V ul the conflict. the enemy ?w driven bey-cmd your erfami ment end preyed by our gallant dlvi-ions, flghi up in generous emulation of 1 acL other, mil be ahai.doin.ilM he contest aud tied from the held Thus closed another momorabie thaler ft) the history of this ;bhiu>py and daplorabls contest Thus per oh tna hopes of the had and ambit io is man whe have drawn ao many thousands of their deluded fol'irere Into unholy rebellion and treason.only to ha overwhelmed in ruin. Thus foil to the earth, and turned to duat and aahe-i ia the i?rarn* of the r moel acrcn.p, tied leaders, the vain bi-aet that here And n?o y?n the disaster* or Bud run were to he re-enacted, and ihc records of llenry and Ponelaon hiotted out'. It l? due to your valor And constency. snd of the gallant divisions who fought by your side that this boest was dissp|iointad. and .-mother crushing blow given to this rebellion, another stately Step taken toward tt.e vindication of your .nsntted flag, the security of the national unity, and the enthroning of the const tut,on and laws in tbeir accent suprtma<y throughout ths land Wbils rsjolCiDg witb you in this triumph which your i valor ha* echievtd, nod Invoking in your behalf the npplauaea of your gratarul country, your cnimandlog General cannot refrain froip reevgn zing with profound sorrow the sacrifieoa It has demanded. The gailaai and honored dead, the brave suflbrers who survive, eloquently remind ua at what sort coat the blo-ainge of civil government and tho aa< rodne?a of tho Union must ho maintained. The mnsa of history will record it, aud future generatlona will keep a solemn day to their honor. ThS USttfral sy?ttea4i"g rs^d you tUa , APRIL 26, 1862.?TUIPLI r NEEDHAM'S CUT OFF. Rebel Fleets Before and During >ot in the Western Waters. ~w

1 ^ fa WRIGHTS M ^ LANDING \ g ^ jM {5* T ? gffif 1 lrr.\-?n faa WMttl 1 ?LgStsa. transports. D?Rebel gunboat*. g? Rebel transport*. there m still earnest, gallant and decisive work I* he done. The enemy id stfll bel'oro > on, nopaieutly preparing for another attempt to change the waning fortune-! of thle rebellion, and, by another struggle, to prolong the existence of this foul and treasonable conspiracy. But the end id to come, aud tlio men of the Northwest must do ttieir foil share of the work. If any are weary, lot lliem turn bucl. ; if any foar, let them fly before the light cornea on. When it does come, let the First. division, and every man that wears its honors or st j lids in its ranks, solemnly rend re to win new and still uiore enduring honors in further anil final victories. By order Of JOllS A MrCf.ERNANI), Maior General First Division. M. Br.AVM.tk, Assistant Adjutant General. THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Report of tlie Special Committee on Na% tionnt Taxation. A special meeting of the Chamber of Omumerco w?s held at one o'clock yesterday to receive the report from the commi; tee appointed on the 10th instant, within* tmotions 10 prepare a memorial to Congress on taxation, In conformity with the programme laid down iu there pert of the Boston Board of Trade to tha Chamber. 1'. i'crit, Esq., occupied the chair. Alettei front Mr. Bright, M. P.r of England, thanking the Chandier for the resolutions and addi ess they hail forwarded to him, was read. Maror OrnvKK, chairman ef the Committee on Taxation, thou submitted the following memorial, wh eh the comm.nee had diawu up lor presentation to CuiigreTo a us Sky vie axi> Horse ov RKeitasykiaTives or tiik L'Nrnw Sr.iTin iv Coxgrfss Asskmblku:? the memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of tha State oi New York res|?rtfully represents that the oxignucies of the ?:oimtry demand the adoption, at hii early day, of a system of tasaltou whereby tha ordinury ex| nnditures of i he gov eminent, and the interest on its public debt, shall he provided for, and a sinking fund established, tha procecda of which shall eveutually extinguish the principal of the debt. I That (lie masses of the people are ready and desirous to I ......ir K.iia il.-.ir i.ii.Um t.i tlu> orditiarv anil extraordinary I revenues nf the country, so that the burden of expendfluro maybe equitably distributed bet weon I no pi cent gem-ration ami that which sball iiumediulely succeed us ITjat tho principle^ of taxation which havo been developed, tried and tested Id Europe during the past hundred years, have clearly demonstrated that the burdens of ?ot ornmaiit should ha borne by the people acconliug to lb- >r Individual ability to meet such demand That the current 'expenditures of th? government during the pre?eut and coining dual years demand an annual public roveuue of at least two hundred ami flfiv millions of dollars, and ibat probably no lest, a guru w ill n? ade pinto to the prompt payment of such ordinary annual expenditures, the payment of tho interest on the public debt, the establishment of a sinking fund, and, dually, the restoration of the public credit to such a point or condition as will enable the Treasury to negotiate ou favorable terms the requisite loans of the present aud future years. ibat all revenue bills pending the rebellion aud anbsedueiii years, especially it I he present iu-lauee, should be as brief a? possible, and so o in pie and so easy of comprchen>ion by the people at J.irgo that all classes may readily nude stand how, anfl in what way. aud by . what, process they are 10 be undo contributors to a common fuud for tb* uenelit of the sir le Union. fbatiuview of the expense- of collecting the public leveune, the convenience i f taxpayers, aud a prompt re aluatioii of such iticoi ,c it is requisite that the subjects or Ob>?cU of taxation should he as few as possible. Tha'm iha selection 01 object- of taxation, the need Earnsof lite should he so universally aud equitably taxed as to make tha burden fall on all class. N according 10 an h man's ability to pay. and a." Public as pos-ible; miile the luxuries of .society, or the enjoyments 01 tiie rich,should contribute a large share of the public revenue; and UHally, that the ieadli s preduc's of the south, which have been among jhe lending cause-' of the exis' ing rebellion sliouid be made i<> contitbutc towards the ! r! o-dy restoration of J tact, and to the tiin<l pa; mem of the public debt. Assuming these truths to he aelf-vx uient. your me taorialist - pray that Congress will, at an e.iriy day, frame a rerenue system. based u(sju seven subjects ar departments of taxation, cut. ? l-r< m all sales of roods and merchaudite and other pro pcrty.at raiail aud wholetal-. a lax of one |ier cent, yielding, your metiiorialiats believe, the annual sum cf $U.r>,000,iWO f rom the taril! the sum of. 60,000.000 from en exclaeortex on cotton or two i.'M? nerpouud 24,000 0< 4 from an excite or tin on tobacco cf twenty entr per pound 30,040,90Q Front an exoire or tax on wbi-kuy end oilier li'juorx of twenty-Ave cent* per gallon... ilfc.uOo 044 From en exuiao or tax on mill lxpiore five ants per pallou ? '"0 040 ] rom a direct tax upon r?-al and pertonal preperty 1 J,044,040 Total 1294,000.000 In defence of this brief echodule of taxation. your inemor.aliHta lakr o t.mion to ray thai. from ewiinive inrpiit.eeeud celcuiattoua r'tu lly m.de, i appear* that to' y?i?? of good* and tnerehandire of all kind? in ti e ' titled Sld'ea annually arr.o r.v tf> at ir? l aiavan Ibouraiid flva hundred million* of 'hilars, atii tbat the tax o( una per cant on the frequent < ?,?! or tram-far of th.a propeity, while it would produce 'ha large a ,m of one hundred and fifteen mill ore to tie public trcaaury, would ia ?o light upon the uidieittuai conaum-T* that 'be profile would tear e:y foe! it. That from the preaenl, and fr< tu rc atonal) lc c&t nnat?? ! of the u .anlitler of I f .yn g' otle imported during the present and approach.na i leal year , the tariff, as cow fremiti, will yieul a n<> iCi? s..n? than |J0.000,000 Thui an m ?< tu tu.\ upon uelIon, a una of th? prom t.ri.H.r I'ad.i.g j . : t? of '.he .?V:th. -tilde t w } d n i eeenue of twenty four mo ion- m ilia c^uiate, it duceu crop of three miiiich* of b w-, will notaac urne competition in the growth ol ti .t riai-lc in fort gr. io- r.true; and that the t'n,ted ?n-aa nr. ?t ontini * to t>? ir bervtoft e the nam reilan eof irope :or ttii i apply of if, a arte le and further, that the itniu oi pe.ate may be relied upon to f?ui? to tbncountiy ?l a?t.ag. ?e an miai ptodbction ol four million* of bae*. ?lii' h w.'l atill further contribute n future ye* re, to tl * >.if e>iicteDue from 1 hit ouroe. That the pro pored exc-eecrux tpm kmco.ii ,*c ?> ? rt t ?.ll l 111 ll. k if. r l:r rr ... r , I ai '1 HJti fieri; 'be peculiar tlmese CI fte chorale and toil of the lObaC, 0 prM'l''lng U'B!*K.IK> tOie^t. c?BI|?tliOD soul tV t?a ?' in the r production of ti,.? important stap.o, now largely i?ed abroad, .r d csntr titling muii i ni'y to the eaaith of thin cat no That the e.Xi i?e or tax en whiekey ani' otb?r demeauc Ti'i'iot*. whna It in las* titan a fifth ot 'm.U'O.xIid urlt product* iti < tin/ countries *,11 yifid a pern autnw rerti ,* < f at '**?i tw?DtT-fir? million-, of tx rlau aou I>io-ncti*oiy nearly dcubie'tat --itr Vi tir ir.?n < riallets bet*'* tout a ich a tax mil nave a liigh.y i-OD<ervaii\o inflnei.ee u|<n 'he emu. .oily at laige. Or reducing uitenijieren. * which n ti e prin< ipal eourr* i i -be rime ai.d [ortrty jTeva Ug u nrty ju rttmsof the'and. Your inemorlaliill urge that an txe>M Of five ctnta par gMion on inert liquor* as ill scarcely be nil by (Dotal pays,. ?i,d that,as ait,.'old .rxt if, they ti<"ii?J te ma'le to contribut* a large share towards the prt Jic revenue. Your memorialists furtbar r?cr??ent, that these tax- a, when mp'i-ert and raali*?d,win obviatt the naeesity ft "ly.i.g a f i> lhar burilet rpoii rtai ;<><l {*> soon) pro perty winch atrea'iy, uu local districts, and tor Slat* revenue. are haarlly UiVl, ai.il Hiat tho present law, wbarahy twenty luillone of dollars (or lees than one dob Ini pa capita) tig to hf rial gd, ? gufflgiggt on thla gond. S SHEET. your meraoreltste respectfully repreaeat, that, iu tluir opinion. it lattnuiw ad'- un'-ages weald ?n e to the public treasury fr m the adoption of the plan no-* augguelod by your nvni Tlalihtu, viz:? I The f<c|M-a?e4 of the collection ol the pubhe revenue, under a now end outirvlj untried aystein, and estimated by th i act of Congress, approved August 5. 1Htl 1, *"C- , tioii S3, ut flftetB per t int, would l>e reduced to lots tli >n thro.- per cent by the oolemporary iiuiwa ton of licenses anil k i'mjhj. II Tho appointment of a taige nnm'ier of new office h"!d#r?,s'wne twenty thousand in number, as oollactors of special revenue, would be obviated. as well as tho risks which would pei tain to thocolleclion and payment into itie treasury of such largo sums by new and untr!?d officia's; as the revenue nuw contemplated by the measures pt opom-d, may be alinoat entirely collected by post wasters and others already holding office, who have proved their fidelty, and era under bonds for the/sithful performance of their trusts. III. Renewed confidents in the integrity, power and resources of thie government would bo felt, abroad and at houie?a feeling which would do much towa da a more epeedy restoration of peace than would otherwise occur IV. An income tax, already provided for by law, aud aimidy odious to the people before il.-> operntion his beeu felt , may be thus avoided. Such ie the unpopularity of this tax- where tried, thai one of the ablest statesmen of the age has said ?"Such a lax ought on noacoouut to form part of the ordinary raveuuo of tho State, but should oeasewtth the necessity which could alono iiutlfy its adoption; inasmuch as, besides an the other objections to which It is liable, its inquisitorial character Is euch as must always render It odious, however trifling may be the amount abstracted The facility with which it is collected offers a constant temptation to extravagance ou the part of government, removes the most imjiortant check upon expenditure, and diape&sea with lb" necessity of seeking for au equality between inoomo and expenditure in economy." V. That the true and equitable sources of taxation and pubiie revenue will be reached by the sobedulo now tinggasted, because, first, osch man will contribute in tho ratio ot bis individual and tamily evponditure (aud no raoro); sad, secondly, thus* who spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually, in what may be termed the luxuries and extravagances of life friz, liquor?, tobacco, sogers, Ac.), will be compelled to contribute more largely towarriajhe public revenue than those whose incomes . and expenditures are on a limited scale. Your momoriAlwts beg loave to rscommeud to your consideration a report made to the Boston Hoard of Trade, under date of April 10,1801, which report your memorialwli conceive is based upon sound principles of liuance, end is in accordance with tbc views now urged by your memorialists. After some discussion, the above was adopted Mayor Ornrxa said he had every confidence in I bo Adoption of the tn -mortal by Congress, and suggested tbo I appointmentOta NguaMMa of three U present it. A similar eommittee was going on to Wasblngton frotu [ Philadelphia. The Mayor's suggestion was adopted, and the following gentlemen vrere appointed such committee ?Me* rs. A. C. Richards, K. Nye an t W. Id Dodge. J lie Chairman announced that General Anderson and others of the heroes of Fort Smntcr would attend the next meeting of the Chamber, to receive tho me tal to be proscuted to Ihem Adjourned. PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS. TillRTY-SKVERTH CONOflES.1. FIU3T SESSION. Henate. WaMitRbrox, Aprt! 23,1862. stam'e meiain.io nv kkhkc rtusomsha \t camp ch-.sk, ohio. Mr. Sherman, (rep.) or Ohio, prevented resolution* from the Legislature of Otiio c ncerni^g the luliel prisoners at Columbus, Ohio, eayiug 'hat the loyal reelings of the people of Ohio had been outi aged hjr the fact that the robot prisoner? at Camp ('hate were .''Mowed to retain their slave? by CoIodoI Moody, tints practically cstabl.shiug slavery in Ohio irt the name of the people of Ohio, and solemnly protesting against tins outrage upon the loyalty of the people of Ohio The resolutions were accompanied by a note from Cot Tod, aaving th.it Col Moody did not permit it, but that tho negroes had been sent there as prisoners, and tha* Col. Moody was obliged to take care or theui Mr. PusRiiAN laid the fact war, the in groos were sent tbeio, with their masters, as prisoners, and did serve their masters; but ho believed that no blame could ho attached to Col. Moody or the Governor of Ohio for thii. Major Tones, the Inspector at Camp C'liu o, reported matters all qule! there. Mr i.KiMK-, (rep.) of Iowa, asked if any steps had been taken to free these negroes, as he opposed Hit m to be free by the act of last summer, being captured in the service of Hie enemy. Mr Sherman replied that noetep? had been takeu that he knew of. 'the negroes, he beheved, wore still there. Mr. VCnsov, (rop.) of Mass , raid- that lie should call up the matter on Monday. Ho thought some action ought lo lie bad on the subject. Still* CAR AT. HKIWEBU I.AKK MICHIGAN A.NM THE MIim-SIIT! . )?;. Tti'wiii i l, (rep.) of III., piescnled a petition for the construction of a ship canal to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi river. IMLtKOKNIA I. ASH IITLItS. Mr. I.atham, (i.pp.) of Cat., Introduced a bill in reference to lertaiti'luid title-!u the Slate of California. Referred. A Nrw cost ISCATJON 811.1.. Mr. Co wan, (rep.) <f Pa., introduced a hoi to amend the net of April 110,1790. He gaid he should move to refer tins bill aud nil oilier bills concerning tba punishment of rebels and Hie c.utlscatiou of their property to a select commit tee of live The Cuair suggested that if the motion was meant lo in elude the t.'onliscalion hill now belorethe Senate,It would lie uioreappropriate to make it when the hill should be taken up. i DO lu )T lou v?? lueu wuuurawa 101 iuu pn-seiu. fJTAJISUir I.1VF WKIWKK.V SAX F*ASIW.I AMI SnA.VtlH l? Tim bill fur * lilie of ? from San Kranusco 10 Shanghai w as taken up. Mr. Ft-etswrx, (rep.) of Mc., 8aM ibe bill nude tlie government nay $AOO,0C0 a year to establish a line of steamship* where tliero weie no poetngna to rn|>oi, and but little uomii.erc*, ?li?n we need ail the money we can get. We abandoned thi* very yatem on the Allan. tiiMoa'f when the Treasury was lull. After further di*?<u?< ton the hill ?as passed, by yeas 20. uaya 11. private -rn-i a?a;.\*t rrM.ic writ* us Mr. W\n?:, (rep. I of Ohio, iatrodooed a bill conrerning private act imu agiuuei pnhiic officers. Referred to the jiHtc o>r> Committer. ni t i iv* session On motion of Mr. w?.*?v*, of Mas*., the sem e then went inl" executive "-e^iion. Adjo :rii?d till Monday Hon if of Representatives. Washington , April 2ft, 1*02. TA? V At t.AtfT'ICH.1 U AND WAtiK WWCCI.TT. When the Jtouse sdjonrued yesterday, the resolution of Mr. H itcliiii' a- peuding lo cenv.re Mr. Valteud'sbsui for words s|rfjhen in debate egeiuirt Senator Wade, Ac. Hie SrrtKitt stated tl.at this was s question of privi lege, on wh.-h Mr^Vallandigham bad r* ?ed a |><>;nt of ruder. 'lh? rule referred to by Mr. Tallaadigham was rend. It i* a* follows ? J1' a member i.e retted to order far r (Mali spoken In de. "?K| in |fl*iu ' UIM). mill ''I/Iir I MMII?|IMI ihi; ''WI'll * ( *? ! to. Drill liirv -IjMll I e down in * i if in k Hi* ?'! k'? ub'r, -mt do uminbor n! u'l bo held In ODOWI r. Of im ii'itijo t to Mm ( <"n? iru ni tlis Kottii jfor wot 'i? -fH'Wi u In't" bu t", If tr.r o h?r member I ss ?|>okrn mo't'ei bti?iiii ? iu* ? > oit*r tli* tvotil- ?i??k9u stid b' fori* eiifptiiMi t i th'iu ?b#tl ha* been trkeii. The Srr?k*t: also dlrei-ted the fo'.Iowin; to be re id from the Miun*! Dieordeily wor?l? [iiii.e i u Ci iii i lit e in ?l 1 r winni down ao in the House; hut lie oiinottmo can only report them '0 (be H?'M? l< i .uimsilvei'iiou. The -peakkk, iml' 1 tin' ciroinuaiMi-'ai, iusmineil Mr. Yahainllthan. o polut el otd?t, md tltno w?a nitpitied of tho i.i e. tin. Of privilege. vol ,vi irn run wmii" iVB HK.i'i O" vni.i siiwi The Hoof# etmaiiiared n r a-hort lime, lint 'aiu* to no oorcbi'iot on, the bill upprf'triai inc ?i? m.'in us of liar* ,u pa.yn.enl ot ibe hi.tin.ep to tin* willows and Int.tt beira <i| ?i;ch lotnnica.a altod Into .?rv. :e tindor tiio ? t ctJtfij lot as 1'ivo dwd or ,'n.tv tUc beou kilMtt hi] bo killoit T>K*m ii* "tor tiu'nn in. inv oo'tHii t :NTHtl(n>;>i. iioMi i*r. Thr House then took i.p tbo rei nitof tho8e'.? IC n mitten on fUivarntnantOntiir'a ivi'b Mir snm i"it t?vo Itn iot?. Mr. (ro).'' nl Mi*#. ?#nl thai lattMo.tfa* *tni the 'i n.'Ue wrfO^ibrelit, n ..? anil, >t It *j ? pp<?r<t( ftlthf'ill/, nt'rrii'.ni <) tbotf (Jilty in Vow v., w, ? i rrr rtttatoii odi' * ?ii'tlil sm ear a erecoit'ertr t * T? t ires mail* iijo.i: their j>ei-onal chsiki tor anil mi'i, lily Th.i wa- :t.i r uuc-. stw-s of ihc ?n.d ri .i.r.i tho.. ?t?or.r tii the C'ur?e Cf It' r'ntor lie that iJenersi i'ri tm i lisil . tart'i far t ? -on.n i ? i went to ->t !/.- t- 10 *r, r?|? .Mubord.re'i.u ard i<i reaie auch .hi c rj i ?.!) ther? w A< i, <i ,i .*k? ! ft.cot*! cil" til*I Ike C'.'IT? !?.. 1|?|| e prr??ett teMlit.'by whi. h !ii"l i e?n t?-..|v?ii ii? -kern aril !*[" ?> to re- e.ew ?tk?. ex alec ? i,e : (Centra) V'reioer i.) would ?l ei fu.en ? u. . ?,u *fc?,e I cLmf."'. H- |,J!r Pen.- i iw Bi. ireJ #r ?t. eabei 1 of the Ommlttee on ?h* CoM'-r i of the w#r whether I Jereral Fmtnt bed offer#' ar,r#ri?l*i ? to r *>. n I the-* charge,,. V.r, I'l >... ej ; ct S V . , ?,?.! n. * . < been I* id kerrlh*' r.'li.n.'tte* ?v ?, ijltf ' he lU'n. (III of Merer*' r?ui< r.t hlnttek' M luwttv emit tout tit* tot a chare# ? : ch A cUnctn Urn v Imi having * prop#- r??t?.. , ii.u. . *1 I c( <1 r**- t by -11.1 Ot ' ?<!. I!,? I all *1 fiow Feribiyleenia (Mr. fftext i*> U?t Monday itwrftraed that lb* i i.tr u had cii tr. eb ? -? i tbei ihey | bed ('an- ?'! t,.v t n. t 11.. i i i n , mmlft?'? expeid.rj. i uh'ic numey and brhk i , tii-*r?<# en ilio country fie I Mr nawe<)h*4.g en ' lie nan; lemeiH Mr. I fftec#ne; noteeeLat he intended i.e. tbe-? remark.- . but th< e,?t AttiAB (Mr. hUeti-* veaabvrut. Mi l utMx, (rrr,' ?f,m' ' >) i n#d,by n-qtiaxtoi'Mr. < tiavr' that 'ho A*tar L-' im engagement witheoma , genilth.en frwn reuniy.i *t -, mlv <r?rt gi.isg to leave i* . i v i cara It ee'earor 1 tote n the Hn "-a li?f" re *be ?d <i .Tttmeiit. 1 M-. tunc r r? 1 ? etal.i.ra'i <!e enc# of it.# cm n. aaiil tb' \ wtiv heaged ? th the ii i.) of exatma- < inI nto ci en. t* kBd not to Uiiff* UHlhrlif' al*. they j AM oot |[o <o 5-. Finn* ii# enemr** of i.'ettrral frenioat, hi I it wi . il be new* to ll.? quiet neighborhood 1 t<. bear at It j late day thai he .'Mr. Dawm w. i . a.t*<1 l aiming them, it# eaireetj m. demited the eft rt# to . niiiVurtuuia'he ./.utlilai). e of the H>" ?a ?n<) country In the . ouMnittei Tin motlTea whoUbmimpted thaatuik | oi. tt.ii..lay w?ieknown The committee In tl.etr ?*r!y . pi'.gt# -a had th.i enpia.rt of the gentleman lion* 1'eon a>w^u (Mr. ItamCv *al **? Ml 1! (-' maiiltM tlirsw th-mattves be* *'oeu the I'l M Bury and Xiuua Slovens, ths brother of (bo gjulkuian, and wh? won interested la (be pur c.haj" and ??l? of S.uOO arum foe goo/ioo, thai IM; encountered tho opposition or the aentleniau fi am l'oun eyl< auia, which culminated in an attack on the intsgrttr vid rhnrnrter of t'e o imfniltct- II) co ld not ovorlook the flic! of the connection with other* in tht* matt or. Ho understood that a diiliiiKiuahed ax functionary at tba government was hy at that time, acting in this House as genera'i.-oumo, at>d bad congratulated Mr Slovens on hi* signal success over the committee during then absence. The sain* ax functionary a\|0 oonfcrr-d with other gentlemen from i'euus/lvania?geullsmoe who had protested ugainsl tasiug Mr. ( anurou into tho Cabinet, and yet war* brought before Mr. l.iucoino* their.knees and made to retract all they said. Mr. Mi Kmout, (rep ) of Pa., remarked that as the gentleman had not particularised the members of th# dole at ion, be (Mr. Mc!. night was one of Ihein who pro tested against taking Mr. Cameron into the Cabinet He (Mr. M'-Knight) had uover withdrawn or q'laliflod that protest. Mr. Muouhud, (rep ) of Pa., said he recommended tfe* appi-omtment or Mr. Cameron, suit he stood by it Ha believed it nee n good appointment for Peons jrtvaoiai (laughter.) Mr. Dawes hour having expired, it was proposed thai his lime should b* exSeoded, but Mr. Rosooe Cooklina objected, saying be was tired of rutin ng comments sal attacks which nobody had made. Mr. Ksilv, (rep.) of Pa., said, in the language at Sh.ikspoare, ' A good nam# to man or wotnaa is Um jewel of the soul." In Ponnsylvaala Blander waa pun: ished by a reclamation on the eatate of the alan derer, or imprisonment. H* had seen the ttboila* bellar in tba penitentiary with the burglar anl horse thief. If tho remark about recommending Ma Cameron was applied to htm (Mr. Kelly) bo proaounond it falsa. That gentleman (Mr. Cameron) did net ropre sent his State by hie rote or influence. We honored Mr. Cafnenn a* a man of most admirable traite of character but as a s'atusman their hnea ran in opposite dlreottoaa It was because the commute* were not acting in a spirt of c.mi.lor and juslic* that ho horotofor* presented < lei tor from a valued constituent, Alexander C.immingn in refutation of a serious charge against him, growing out of a mistake of the printer, which the committee, as individuals, refused to correct. His oeinpiaial was not that investigation was made, but that the report was or such n character that Cougros shrunk front taking action on its statements. Mr. Kelly referred W ?ir. l-UlUMiiiiK* ^uitua&on^uvrriui tuv wvvuvagsj ug um exorcised tn the premises. Mr. Stkki.i, (opp.) or N*. J., of the Committee, said tfM panlaloens were not distributed, end the hate wort tot smalt. (Laughter.) Mr. Kb-m.v said lie would go to the comm.wary's OfflO* with the gontloman, end make a rommou report. Mr. Stickis Mid he would accept the proposition. Mr. Wasiibukhk, frep.) of 111.,tasked hi* colleague oe the committee (Mr. Steele) to iacludo tho hundre* and fifty bugs of oofl'ee. Mr. Strri.k said the bag* of coffee were in the poe seesi"D of the Commissary, end had not been dislribut d, for the leasou that they were not fit to use. (Utugh ter.) Mr. Kelly having concluded hie remarks, Mr D*?p oxplaiocd Ihat, in remarking on the chaugt in the niimls of gentlemou front Pennsylvania with refe roncciotlo- appoiutrecnt of Mr. Cameron to a Cabinsoffice. tho newspapers bad mada such annoancenwnts which bad nover been contradicted. He thought there wm no doubt of the fact. As to the committee wasting the public money us charged, they had in onesiuglo item saved an amount almost fabulous?namely, 11,: .10,000 Notwithstanding the repeated declaration of Mr Camoron that lie never made a contract, it sp pou rod that three days before he left the Cabins, tie m.-ide one for l'O.lOO muskets, to be purchased abroM and to be tuspjoled by a man specially sent out undet an assumed name, a bnuhor .n law of a distinguishse officer of a Perinnyivauii Hailroad In further commost ing on tho contracts made by Mr. Cameron, Mr. Dewsa p|?>l;o nt a c.eiu!>raiion of the raiitrn of Harmony among old political antagonists or Mr. ( unenui, soma of then ' knowing the value of the favors which they had r? ceived. Mr. Mokehkad Inquired what reason the gentleman hoc for supposing such parsons had attended the alleged est* brat ion. Mr. Dawes would answer the gentleman (Mr. Moreitead( in the language of the post:? ] know uol, I care not if guilt's in that heart, I know ihat I love thee, whatever thou art. Mr. Dawks, during his remarks, as.d that the giving 01 horse ronlriiBts involving $400,000 was an easy way of reconciling old political didcrniiros. In conclusion he said tho iepublicau party was not tho only 0110 parties, puling in the plunder; but it must, notwithstanding put forth nvory effort to stop ttie dishonest drain uiwe tho national Treasury. Mi. Stemx* d-.en ed to roply to Mr. Dim c?, but was uol pre; arnd to do so now. wishing firs! to read the gontls man's remarks, as it was beyond his power to be pre sent when they weremado. Further consideration of 'he subject was poslpoosd until Monday, to which time the Ilouse adjourned. Captures l?y the Cnitrrt States Gunboat Ilercnles. Hai.TiuOKs, April iti, 1862 The United States gunboat Qerculas, Capl. Dungau, ha arrived here wi'h another pri7o and two important prl turner*, one of wti.m Iias been long eng iged in tnecontraband trade and in passing mails and dispatches betwvee tlio secessionists here end Rebeldom. Ona of those men mas captured at his house at Aouemesiex,Somerset co int v, Md., where he was found concealed in a loft, a ad only surrendered when the captain of the IIerrnle3 three ened to shoot him. The government agents bare bee* looking for this man since lust fall. H? is wealthy, and ha* been a most unscrupulous aecsesiooist. His uaoae ie wiibheld for lha present. The Hercules subsequently paid a vi*lt to Great Wicoraico river and captured the achooaer Algonquin, hailing from Arnemessox, which bad evidently landed a cargo in Sece?aia, which was no doubt taken from Raltimore When the Hercules made her apiiearanco the craw of thn Algonquin tried to make off with the vessel; but they finally absudoned bcr and escaped |to the ebora. Some 01*d matter was found on board. The prisoners captured were sent to Fort McHenry Lake ( haniplniii Krre from Ice. s IHkiinctox, A l., April 26,1842. Lake Cbamplaiu is free from i e. The 4teimers United States, Captain Anderson, and America, Captain Flugg, will commence their regular trips, leaving Whitehall and Route's l'oint ou Monday neat, in robneclioa with the New Yerk, Montreal and Ogdensburg trams. These boete have been retttted ana put in complete order for businea*. Market*. l'HII.Ar>F.M'H!A STOCK BO A UP. I'Hii.snsrpuu, April 26,1842. ?- l)aMwa.1-n.,ia r.'w or.. lfAar<i..? Tfall,,.ait Motrin Omul, 40: Iflisg lahuni Htilroad, l*i?: 1'entwylvaaia Rallio..d, 4&%. Sight #x 'lAUp.a oo New Yurk at par. I'm aiimphia, April 26,1S02. Hour Aim a* ii 12!* f?r ?"l?arftne. Wheat turn ,y?[josylvaina reil. $126; white, *1 :s<) a (1 4?. Corn Brut at r>4c. Salt hums. 6j;c.: si.la*. S.'4'c. Whlakey flrun at 24o. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Fmlur, April 25?6 P. M. Money bopomea ercry day more of a drag. Several ol the banks are lending at 5 a C per cent , >11 .'Irion t.? thirl v ilavs notiee. thus inili rating their belief that mouey will remain very clteni) for some time to com?. The deposits at the Sub-Trca.-ury to-day were $1,"*0.000; the aggregate at present in than raised to about 128,2.70.000. We 'near oi rales of paper at 5 a 6; first' last names are much inquired for. Exchange is firmer; sterling Las sold at U2%? and the regular rate is II2I4: commercial bills lll*{ Francs, e.O'Jj'J a o.07%* Gold Ueelined this morning to 101 but ntiffencd tip afterward. The foreign bankers seem to think that, an wo are only ju*t beginning to feel in the money market the (Ret of the cspnn-ion of paper money by goveminent, the ^ohl market will noon begin to feel the unit Influence. It is contrary alike to logic and rxi>< rieaca tlui gold should remain at a nominal premium. while the government is creating paper mon?*y at the rate of several millions a days and it in equally contrary to experience that th? operation* of speeiilators should avail to counter 1 the operation of a law of trade. There must owe s tftre. one would imagine, when the very 11, c**itie? of the seller- of gold would assist (ho ndv.tnoe in th? pri< a of the preeions metal. Thfa ii? :ii" "cliefofall who are engaged in the banking ;>r biiiliotijbnsineaa; >>ut there is some dlfferonco jf opinion with regard to the period at which tho market i? expected to move. Theatoch market opened doll this morning, and prices of th*- leading speculative shares fell ofT>f 1 v Alter th< first board there was a moderate My, and prices were maintained at tho reaction ... -j. ,k? a i im rm.ti UrtVI'in ill IMC nnjoiirniutrui % mv nonfe 1*11 off S - apparently in cresequence of an )rer from the bonks. Toledo was sold [own in th- mot tling tr 40, and was hammered by he bears with more than hmih! perlinaclty. Ob he Appearance in the market, however, of ono or ,wo c.'eb purchasers who were wllltog to take all ihey could g?;t ut 40 a a yt, the price epcedilj allied and rose steadily till It closed in the aftertoon at tll4 bid. This stock has seemingly touched jottom. At 41 it is a sale investment fof incomeJentral and Trie were steady all duy at the (trico of yoeterdsy afternoon. As a goneral ule, tho Western shares were shade lowet to dnv. eioeunUv ftwk Uiftd4fta<l CUaeie. Bai

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