Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 23, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 23, 1864 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. " 1 ' 1- .10 i > i .? ? >? .11 iii _ ^aOLB NO. 10,080. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1864.-WITH SUPPLEMENT. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE FAIR. Mrs. General Grant Pays a Visit and Totes for McClellan. Great Excitement About the Sword. " Little Mao" 1,630 Ahead Last Night. tor Oeaalif the ?otea Vo-day. Bcuf Ward Beechcr in His Olory, Km Fair ?w not so largely attended yesterday, not ^rtthatandiag the ract that the price ef admission wae cdy twsnty-flvs cente. Tbe lack of sAtendanoe was well compensated for in Um heavy aalea which were made at ell the stand*. The ladles at Palace Garden disponed of ?early eighteen thousand dollars1 worth of their goods, sad the operations at Union square were equally good in proportion. MRS. OKHERAL GRANT PATS A YIBIT. There were quite a number of distinguished peo ft* at the Fair yesterday, and among them was Mrs. General Grant, who arrived at the Palace Oarden huildlng early in tbo forenoon, acoom pan led by Col. Hillyer and lady. Tbe fact was im mediately oommonioated to Mr. David L. Eider, chief clerk of tbe ExecuClve Committee, who took the party In Charge Mid esoorted them through tbe various depart dents. Tbe first plaoe visited was the Curiosity Shop. Mrs. General McDowell was in charge of this Interesting department, and was duly introduced to Mrs. Grant. Af ? Kr a few moments conversation tbe two ladies discover ed that they were old friends, having met many years ^c tn Troy. Their interview was exceedingly cordial Md intimate, though very brief. Mrs. Grant was next taken to the room of tbe I .ad tea' Executive Committee, where she was Introduced to a number of tbe ladles who happened to be preeent. She expressed ? wish to remain incog, as much as possible, and desired go have some person well acquainted with the geography cf the plaoe detailed to point out to her all the objects of Merest. Mr. Elder volunteered to perform that duty, and led her down stair* to the room of tbe Arias and Tro nfcke. This mterostiag department is conducted by a namber of highly accomplished ladies, for the met part wives of major and brigadier generals. In fact, tbe room would not be inappropriately designated If It were wltod the department of tbe generals' wives. Mrs. General MeClellan, Mrs. General Fremont, Mrs General Vieie, Mrs. General Balrd and Mrs. General Dodge may be men tioned among these ladles. At the time of Mrs. Grant s visit Mrs. General Vlele was the only one who happened to he in attendance, assisted by Miss Anderson, daughter aT the hero of Fort Sumter. Mrs Grant was introduced to tbeae two ladies, sad spent quite a long tims in conver sation with tbem. MBS. GRANT VOT19 FOR M'ct-KLt-AN. The famous voting stands, where the exoiling ooaleit about the sword was progressing, was pointed out to U>r br toaoe or her companions. She atemed to be amused vary much at tbe Idea of the sword enterprise and watched the voting with interest. The room was quite crowded at the time, and tbe spectators watched the lady's movements very closely. Tbe excitement of tbo moment was increased by observing her approach tbe voting stand, apparently for the purpose of registering Mr name. lip spectators war* apt long kept in suspense. Mrs. Grant took t&d peh. wrote down her name, ?Ddc*st a vote for George a MeOMiaa. Tbe spectators took a daao breath and felt much easier. Tbe incident created Halts a asneattnn. sad was talked of tbe rest of tbe d^y The*partjM>ext took a look in at the Art Gallery, and >i?Md iod? of the paintings aot yet removed; after SKvIhHl&iSt iSrvSS**. ?^?ra.t ?nd ber friAida Ptrtook dinner tore, and subsequently J?*16 thl^??l? the varloas departments of the Wtr. ac ^osapantodby Mr. tn. KombCand a few other Jok bar leave finally about balf-iast three o'clock in the aftemooo. Til SWORD TO0BH AMRNT? As we predicted In our account of the Fair yesterday, the excitement respecting the armr sword ' .ixcoiiod anything yet witnessed. The stands ... . Sieged with people, and an interesting battle was . __ .)rflt|? constantly among tbe army of to. ers struggling to get within reach o( the polls. The tactics I-hSiied bv the good humored belligerents would as ton or a?V other author.t,es sa the subject of tbe art of war. A sturdy M??roP?''l'\n luiairnn selected with an eye to bis muscle and firo Sty acte<{ as a sort of major general, but made a f?*rful mm in tbe maragement of his forces, who acknowledged no discipline and obeyed no order except forward ?Mrch" and "halt"?In front of the voting stands. The lancbed and joked, and bantered and crushed. ?uiaUd, and coaxed, sad threatened, ?rtlnever the crowd became loo dense and unmanageable. Rut the result was uniformly tbe same In every Instance. Tho throne woo tbe victory, and the Metropolitan P^ck ?duTCtterilyand ind^natioo. resigning bimarU to tba force of circumstances like a pbiloeopher, ^ Was not. Tbe best humor prsvailed throughout, and ?vorythiag passed off In Uie most pleaaaut manner It is impossible to oonvey to our readers anything like a ntcture of tbe exciting scones which occurred yosnd the voting stands throughout tbe iiy, p?rtlcil?rly fl'ir* mg tha evening. There was an unceasing confusion of ?5cea occasioned by the animated conversations sod argument* anion* little knots of tbe crowd *ho Grant and MoClelian Is every coooeivable The iSre toknow bow the vote stood was Irrepressible. ??who Mi ft boa i now?" wee begird every feconde Th% doU clerk's answer was usually very abort and JSmjmtiTm "Impossible to tell now, sir," ' Can't don't you put up a bulletin snd let the people know y" some person ta the crowd would exclaim. op a bulletin ! How can we. wbile the voters are so thick Y" would be tbe reply of tbe clertr -Well, bat you can give as an Idea of bow the vote J. an events,' said tbe anxious spectator. ^Mt^'appears to be about an even thing-MeClellan Miliar ahead If anything," responds the poll clerk. Artoutof "three cbeew" would follow this announce Mot, and tbe friends of MeClellan would exchange con rratulatlons with each other. A few moments la*er Sahara in reply to soother anxious spectator, the clerk ?SSd ^scl?rs that ' Grant wsa rather lading Iif any twos " and this would bring out an expreislori of Grant eatbuWm. one oould not move a foot witboul over hearing some curious conversation. A sketch of one of , the coulabs will not be out of place, -rtUads Ga>isTin??Let them go ahead. 1*1 the oopparbeads lhalr money. That s just what ws want?their EhWton^o?0?e'soldiers, feul MeClellan won t get remsios to be seen. The vote ia MitM vet and when It comes totthe bluff game, you'll find lhat MeClellan'S friends have mora of the greenbacks to spare than yon r*olmrms ?Ha I ha I bs 1 All right, my good follow. vtm? atii tell everything No use to gel isto a bulter SThe iubJct Ym3aa? for'tba result until am 1; but don't be quite so certain of vour game. Never count your chickens before they i e hatched, Is ?n old saying snd s true one. rag ARMY OOgfl tTROMO POR M'CLFtt AW. a mrri manv subscriptions from tbe army were re <JUdVesteXrand they were all without exception a? wif!IlUn 4he soldiers or the Fortieth regiment. Raw York Volunteers, sent on eighty-(?e M^,^^y>; tba editor of this paper, to be registered ror Uttiaisao. The followlag is tbo letter accompanying this tubscrip l,0t> Ctnr or Postisth Rs.iars* *? *? i Msaa Bbawot SriTinK, Va., April 19, IM. > Jans Oo*doj* Bsnitarr, B*q. ? Sta?Please lad eneioMd the stim of ?f1 J/JI"? to pay for tbat number of vote* la favor of Mai''rO?nsrM Oeorge ?. MoCiellan.for tbe sword now on exhibition al the Metropolitan ratr la Hew tort city, which rou will please deliver to the pereon la ebarm, aad oblige yours, very Tba Teath Massar.huaqtu Volunteers seal la twenty ad dMIoaal votes for MoClelto. at (Ka Iks non oommlsBloiiad ofltaers acd j^rslas # tfc* fwekth Unitad Maws infantry sent tblrty twt votea tar ' ^Slers'wwa iaveral inAvldual voters la nalPons also valsd tar Msflillaa a pamtlt ookfummm to immumw. The roHowlog acta wM.ssat to one of tbe gentlsmss having charge e< tba Aram JP??*rtmsctl which will ha read with aoosawbat of laterest ? J/lB..A.B.?-,Mr. D. B.S., J. E. ?. Forty-Ave roles ootlacted by ^w'^SId family from forty five dMMraot genMameo, tarwaraad with the request that tba following be SB tared as tbslr SaatimenU ? Words, not spades. Captures, not oomptatnts. |raol, not MeClellan.* tit* Yommonn oo w* m'cliliaw. At tba f'nlon square voting booth, dedicated to the army sword, t? *"9 St wfrf one hundred and sloven vole* u?4?r the beadles "Work mgmeo rose of Old slip for 'oroortsB. JkUoTka * ,*.1 a1*018 A vOT*R .fle3* Kr*OCte Tr??B VWlWd Om Unionoqaa/o bniKtof, and cast a vote for Motlolian. 4"'n?^KB0 however, be inquire of tbogecUossan in charge of Um registry book whtlfctr he bid i blank clecfe. Ttul Miction E?a s A tOPCHIKO TOCIMNT?NATO O'MUBN VOTB8 FOB . m'clbllan. ?*"<?? usaaaoconnt or averyla l27!2?L2!iil? 000urn^ '??* Tneoday dur mTiSiowb ?*?fy bsr owo language UhJd hk *? ?SBT'C! set$ ?r jar .^^.sjsS'S swerod. ? Vou bad the kind new the other dar to record ?M flit lor titoeril MetleliAi, m I could not write III consequence of rbtuniAUim ia my wrigt" 4,a1i i re! KuSi^Li?6 ?**?yn*anoe," sjtfd she other. Just tfcen the "wk? 2& I ^ould like to toiiu" toSVLJLJ*.* yon 0116 d0,lAf-^H jou Woold^53^\J? ?&? "}one?. ,*? home." - Whom dufort TlM5. chUd "plied Ot-neial ^kL mTS? rt *!*?* r?<ll|??ted the book miiiht be placed within the little one s rMcb. tod to my astonishment. h? I cossraenoed to write his name on the last riue of the nim. lcl!fr waa wrtu?? ihe book keeper i?nld. ^SSe 1 hold ravh.Sdfor ,o r, *?&> BS'l!1?^ei.W~?0,,e' Vdu the ,lt"e darling Wrote hm(10 u orten, as well as I have-** five and * h*if years old. for General McClellsu." I felt as if I ihSnih little fellow, and thought thai, eould Oeherul Met l<> I tan know it he would be more a: stilted with thi? in ?oocnt vote, [bw his lr lends could be chagrined by all the nirant*tofefeathim? br tb" Un'onLe,?ueC1?l> ?t (be last *?*LT.?lt 8WOKD V?T* SWBI.LS THR INCOM*. It Bbould be staled ia connection with thla sub eel tbat many people vote without any particular prejudice one way or tbe other. Thus it ia not uncommou to see a sen" tlomun step up to tbo book and do like Mr. Stetson did tbe other day?namely, write bis name for ten votos lor Mr Clellan, and tboo follow witb ten m re lor ?ir?nt Others vote merely for tbe purpose of spoud Ing money lor tbe benevolent object of tbe Many visitors do not oome to buy tbe art'cleo exposed for sale, and only visit tbo fair to spend their money in tbe manoer calculated to do most good Tbey believe very correctly that tbo fund will be in' creased more by leaving those to make purchases who ^ articlos, and not those who do not wand in neea or tuem. . th? vot* law night. fol oJf0-. 0f lh* polto ta>l n,?" ?h? vote stood as ???'** ".OM "'g? Tt)tal votrg cut ~1a McCMIan's majority .1'So n? i THB NATAL 8WOKD. i?X. th?r6 hM b?en but liUle or no excile SSSSXittSi? v"10 '**' "???? a? i>ti(oot 7... Y.'.l Si vo!!?tHiiW^JL?.umb^ru0^SCAtt?r'D? ?otwYbutthe entire Jknl^ i ?carcely reacb five hundred. As will be seen above, Firragut is tbe lender in the content ma ma i jorlty over Row? iaat ni^wM one bu^ and six ? PtAM 0F VOTING FOB TO-DAY ARBAKGED SATISFACTORILY. Tpo most ob.ectionsble portion of tbo sealed onvAinn* 'J?'?0! hs? be? abandon", Tdt?eS ~ ?dopted insures perfect fairness and im partiality. Tbo Arms and Trophies Committee will take "? ,?}rt ln deciding the question, but have selected aa BUted yeswrday, a highly fespeoufcto - |||| |'** ' wb? will have tbe entire examioation and de cistoo of the voting This special committee )? ia ha compoeed of the following gootlemea ? WltsonO. Hunt, Wm. H. Webb, Wm. Kemble J. Bnt. ler Wright and Judge Charles p. pair. Arter two o'clock this a'ternoon the voting books win "?clowa. ?nd thereafter subscriptions los^WvStoSea ^ll^be raoetvad up to eight o'clock in the evening, when they will bo opened and counted by tbe sDeciai oe. It is expected tbat tbe ^hTJSLS"ft take piuce publicly, and it wmld be well U> haw The !a reuaov?<i to some suitable place in the main ball, where there wiU be plenty of room t# m?S breathe freely, lhe Arms and Tronhiea room will be sntlrely too small to accommodate the rush. tions wTn,^i/0D,"d#r th,t th? e?a,ed ?ubwrlp. .i everJr one to vote wbo may wftA^ thS? ?m *?. b*fure eight p. u. YJStwiH? ??i5 V8t"? ^ fear one man might ?to??rablo opportunity aad monopolize , ^?*LUP 40 "m? of closing tbo polls, tbus sxciod ?ounto U Waltln' 10 Th. Ihta,? UNION AQU ARB BUILDING. nl2if t?-k^ -*y*r* ?>*?dta* was very liberally patro. n'z?^' ?orBto| over ton thousand of the children T w?oboota^la tbe Nloeteentb, Twenty-first and Twenty gecood wards visited tbe juvenile do par (moot aod etyoyad themselves ia tbo most hearty maaoer. There is one feature of tbe Union square building wblcb ? * socaped attention altogether thus far. We sawn**, TH* MUSICAL CONTRABAND, wbo has been contributing a very heavy quota to tbe enjoyment and amusement of visitors. Sawnce. from b? peculiar taleots, has acquired the nickname of tbe Jiuman Organ." He taken up bis quarters under the hospitable roof of tbe Knickerbocker Kitchen, where bo bai given several exhibitions, day and night, of his ?*lr*or<|toary taleuts. Bawoee was picked up in Winchester, \a., and was brought by General P^u8 l? t^?bor,burg, . where be was discovered by -r.R. Crisweil, wbo took him in charge and con veyed him to his farm on Ixwig Island. Sawnee has proved quite an acquisition to his protector. Mr. Crls well has taught him to read, and at considerable expense has cultivated bts wonderful musical powers Already ho can play on several Instruments; but Saw pee s greatest art Is tbe production of a sound like that of tbe hurdy curdy and a sweet flute combined. Tbe?e sounds come Trom the mouth without a motion of the 'PJJl*'b0l,?h unseen pipes, valves snd keys were con trolled by unseen Queers. In other words, be is a living wolkinp musical machine He als > sings and dances In regu ar old Virginia style. B 1 .J-*""* ?? ?u orphan, and Mr Crisweil has been sp pointed bis guardian. Everybody should aee Sawnee, and hear Saw nee and patrouiie Sawneo. BKkCHBlt IN RI8 GLORT. Sawnee has bad caresses aod petting rrom some of th< great loiks of the town alre idy. Over in the Union square building Hoory Ward Uoecber fell in with the interesting little contraband, and fell in love with him. The orator of I lymouth took Sawnee In bio arms and carried him through the building la a state of rapture The orator of I ly mouth put bis hand iu bis breeches pocket and drew t.!r^ ? kr 8r#0Dl>lc,t Im bestowed upon bis wlth tbI k.t inT''I9 *li*,r d08- He eves went around .Tn .hi . 1,"?? * P"? wherewith to polish " ?*"nee made hand rejofefng. op?r,l,on' *nd "? ?"?y In the evening _ TH* RXCK1PTS. aret902 827 30 CIPi,UPlOlM, nl,hl f0r bnl11 bulM>D8? _ __ th* SOLDIBRS' HON*. Tb# Kxecut ve Committees hold a joint session at noon yesterday.and took tbe subset of sstawSSiT. fcT dlers Home into consideratloo. A deputation from the Ninitary Commission was in attendsnre and-tooit part to tbe proceedings. The Idea of a Solders' Home met with great favor, though there wore some who opposed it?on ?r?ull<te ,h" ??? trsLsi ired. A committee was an PJjJnted to conrer with the leading members oftbeSani idiourn^l"1 ?D ,u0^ct' ,f'*r wh,0 ??>e meeting INCIDENT AT THK fN!0N SQUAR* *CTLDH(0. TO til* SHITDR or TBS HSIULD. .k K. alM!rewb]ef,ottb,u ,0n,e of ?>>? children .rf the public scbuois, for not being precisely in time hav> been turne.1 away from the Kai?. 7 1 me' Uv# morning a teacher from a remote ward with Ave hundred scholars, was refused admission be' cause be was a minute loo late. Ho was told to rnnf. early this morn inn and he should bo admitted It^ras just about eleven ocl.K-k this iornin, .1" he made his sppe trance with bis great family of TltUe onee, wbo^e besmlng eyes and suffused checks indicated their anxiety and hurry, orders bid been given bv the executive Rentiemana??umu:g to exercise control <>r iht blinding thst no more chll iren could^ZZ STTiSL^ tbe Children s Depsrlment, snd Mrs Colgsts was an pealed to by tbe teacher. He said he oould not get there sooner, and tbe chlldreo could not bo disappointed ikL. had .Hotted on it all winter, hsd a fundTCwy than equivalent to their tickets, which tbev had beln saving to ?lve to tbe fair, aod It would almost breJk their hearts to be refused again. "Certainly," raid Mrs C.,?'you may come into this department'oven If^yon can't go anywhere else. This Is your departmenL r *iil close ths doors leading out of this room, and noind* can complain, sod jroa may oomo In. every one of von " ?bo then requested Captain Speight to ofnoe tbo doors to tbo International Department, H? returned, savina ?**??*? f*?tloman, told bim he (Wrlgbt) bad ebarge of tbo doors In tbo building and thoy oould not bo clooed." 1 "Very well," said Mrs. C. quietly and with do tor ml Hah IUKam aKiU.m -U-ii I a. . "" nation,"tboeochildren shall come In, sod U shall not stop tnem. I will pay for their tickets myseir - snd sbo directed tbo ticket master to giro each child 'a ticket, sad in tbe ehildren osme, assured thst tbey Mod ?Mraing7'M ?th*T NlMOit ^ bMe to every ?>?? (ontlomso prsooot Immediately advanced about fcalftbo amonst noosssary to pay for tbo tickets, I no lot Ins 21^ atJWJ? -! ?? placed a t? golJ ***??? - C.?s bands for thai pnrpooo. *?"?>??y wbo have contributed not ???<?? t??oy worn y on uteopot by eleven o'clook. What would beoomo "gyy psoososluos II snob preclelon was ad E2,'H. E F' ssr ? ai tss ff ??*???' ?m, f?l iS^tCl?^?".?"'.1**" ?? *r tbe beautt brotbers'tndteihlr.'iHi!6 mm wIUi tboir sA'^T 041 ^'TOtbMMrf tb.S r. s-4imv # m pft i mw*ffrcm etlldreo and NTt lum troQoit, Taa Mlaetealppt Valley Pair. T*? mor* great 'airs are to com* off before tbe oountry turns froe* this pleasant business of charity to the awful buaineaaor fighting, which la aooa to begta. Oaeof UM fMra m to be bald at Baltimore and the other at M. Loaia. * ??*aaltlee of well known citisene baa been organized to aecure aid to tbe latter. St Loala deserves to be kelped by New York, in bualncsa H la one of tbe prlaetpaJ 2!!^rLof ?n?tr0l>o"" Our merchants, who have made ao much by tbe trade of 8t Louie, ouaht to be wltt> tag,bote haodnomely for Ha roller. No etty la ^as aufltored ao much from Um war. Beaidee tbe thouaaoda or wounded aoidlera tbat .l1tr" fl?"a the great battle teldaof Wm'? th?r* ^ave been tens or tbouaanda lUo lnlerlor of Mieaourl, and from Eaat ern reniei?o ?nd the Lower Miaaieaippl. Tbo condition ,s.00? "f the utmoet destitution. Tbe citizens or St Louis bare eihausted themselves by their geoeroua and Inceaaant contributions for tbelr relief. As they are about to make a laat effort for tbla object, we jj?|* they wiU #"d many liberal frlenda on tbe road. Do nations of money m>y be sent to Jobn P. Yelvertoo. Pre aldeutof tbe Bank or North America, 44 Wall aireet.aad or goods and packages to lleaara. Pratt* Foi.UOClM street, wbo will forward tbem to 8t. Louis. Tb? Soldlsre' Home* TO THB EDITOR OK TBI II ERA I. D. A Momentum la a great thing to nature, politics, religion and what not. Onoo get a thing going and it rcquirea rorce to atop it; In fact, almost an much aa originally re- ? quired to produce tbe motion. TMa, by a valuable aug geation haa been appliod to our very grand and successful generosity effort In Fourteenth street and Union square. The time for which it waa Intended to bold tbe Fair hue three fourths expired, and it is now suKuosted in quarters entitling tbe pronoeition to consideration, to continue our charitable endeavors for a time longor in order to create a portion of tbo fund required Tor build tht Propoeed Soldlere' Home, a bill is now .?? ,V?gt?lfture J? anter prise, and if the pub Mo manifest a true ne cuniary floret in K, tbe State of New Votrk can eoon present to its sick aad wounded da fender8 an American Hotel dea lovalldea. Now the Jiair has become a genuine succesa, It would be worae 10 ?op our people Just aa Ihey desire to do a large thing in charity. Dealers from the country are iuat beginning to come in, each of whom will visit the Fair fog^ ' 8'*e <*0,ul'0B towarda (be proi>ot>ed build Rational Sallora' Fair. In view of tbe glgantlo and noble efforts or the Sanitary Commission in aid of tbe aoidlera of our country?In tbla her hour or peril, It baa been thought by some that tbe claima to sympathy and support of an equally deserving olosa?viz: tbo sailors of our naval and merchant servlM? ^'Tnt?0llttlVr*In*ln^- 11 18 therefore pro posed to make an eflbrt in their behalf, by providing a l.h0 ?? a'ldHlin to tbe comforts ?h ."."J"? they way enjoy the added re flection that their valuable services to the country are .by * *r,leful community, wbo are disposed in this way to express their inter set in their welfare. In accordance with tbia suggestion it Is proposed to J1 ^ '*> November next Boston, Uses., and a call is therefore made on tbe loyal and patriotic men and T??*? ^r ?ur l,ntl to aid In the good cause by contrlbu I two, either of money or artlclea of taate and ntility, and I hrl!!.2h? lii '.ije'kved that the aubject need only to be I oStou^fi. P 10 WUtat V?paU.y and co- j ' rlc?trltlu"(|W?,ii be sent to Mrs. John A. Bates 90 i : MrB- Thomas R. Lam bert, 100 Chelsea street, Charlestown. Ma<a. ? Mrs. Com modore Downes, Mt. Vernon street, Cbarleatown, Maaa. Mrs. Peter Ilubbeli, Monument square, (harleatown' Maaa. JOHN A. BATES, Paymaster U. 8. N., ' aJIiIw*' m4rm' ?5Vt.?SoSob. INTERESTING FROM FLORIDA. Destruction of the Steamer General Hunter by a Torpedo. EVACUATION OF PILATKA, **? Uh U. Mr. Oecar O. Rawyir'i Oeapateh. Haws Baa*, & C. April 17, lMd. itimtioK of Fin iTf i ii 4 Dtvmamoy. On Thursday laat. tbe 14tb Inat., Pllatka was evacu ated by ear troope, and everything of value carried off. Tbe movement waa effected while a diversion waa being made by Major Stevens, or tbe Independent battal ion of Massachusetts cavalry, out towarda Gainesville, where the enemy were In force. Major Stovena* com. tnand consisted of his battalion, a section of Jamea' Rhode bland battery, and Captain Shaw's com pany of tbe One Hundred and Fifteenth New York mounted troops, it eooountered the rebel picketa between Eight and Nine Mile bummocka, or swamp, a few miles out of Pilatka, and engaged tbem sharply. As they fsll back and increaaed their numbers Jamea' guns were brought into piay, and tbe enemy treated to a vigorous shelling, which induced them to fall back upon their reserves. Major Stevens secured a good position, and had quite a brisk little engagement with the rebels, entertaining them while Colonel Barton was rmbarklng his men and material on the steamers Dictator, Delaware, Mary Henton and General Hunter. Everything was safely placed on sblp board, and at the proper time Major Stevens'command was brought in, and embarked under the guns of the Ot tawa, Lieutenant Commander Breesc, and the armed tug Harriet A. Weed, belonging to tbe army. A portion of tbe provisions waa landed at Plcolata. The traosiorta arrived at Jacknouville In safety. DWTKITTJOK or Tttr .mjkaMKR <;E!?. RraTER 11V A TOBHtT'O. On the 16th the stesmsrsCosmopohtin and Gen. Hunter were sent to Plcolata to brtng down tbo provlsong left there tbe previous d iy. The steamers wore loaded and started down the river towarda their destination. Tne Cosmopolitan came through safely, but tbe Gen. Hunter, while passlrg Buckle'a Bluff, about twelve miles above Jacksonville, encountered a torpedo, which ex ploded under her bow and blew the forward part of tbe bull to fragments She suak In less than three rolnutos, carrying down with tier the quartermaator at the wheel, who waa undoubtedly Injured by tbe explosion, and a heavy load of commissary and quartermaster'a stores, i which will prove a total loss. Tbe officers and crew, wit h tbe exception of tbe man In the pilot house, look to thnr I cJothee*Dd r**che<l Jaclc*onvl|1* aafely, but In tbelr night ^ The General Hunter waa a river itoimer. built by 1 c sptaln DeGroot ror aome party who sells steamers to tne government, and who Is auppoaed to engage in that busineaa for proflt. The General Hunter was bought by tbe government for $82,000, and was specially designed as the flsgsblp for General Hunter, then com manding the department. On the way down sbo encountered a gale and waa badly uted up. i*I0?00? K> repair her, and she finally reached this port. As the porta In this department hap L. * 0|!lhe C0M,? ,nd oo1' K> "a communicated with by voaaels going outalde, the General Hunter did not prove to be exactly the boat needed by tho junior General He did not take her, but selected a mote suita ble craft. She la now destroyed, and a tolerably decent boat lost to lhe government. If tbe United States deore to pay a round sum for pasteboard boats, and to hare Geo? aTHunter ** Wr'y <lt,? *l ,bem . .*P?l where the General Hunter waa lost Is only a abort distance from the wreck of the Maple I*aT, aunk by a ahort time since. Out or tbe eight torpe<loes Planted by the rebels near Buckle'a Bluff, two were ef fective. Tbe otbera are supposed to be In our bands. TWO KAKRTIRa SHOT. c Tw?,vM#T,#r,'IHenry Kchutnaker, Company C, and Henry Stork, Company E, Sixth Connecticut Volun tears, were shot to day in ubadlenoe of orders from head quarters They met tbelr death with great composure and flrmoess In the presence of all tbe troops at this post. A third culprit, sentenced by tbe same court mar tlal, escapedthe same fate by a clerical error. Ills name waa spelt "Hoffmann In tbe recur da of the court martial ?,?. nr^?r '"?"Ting out the sentence, but fortunately , .? V'S?*.0" ^ c0?P*ny Wla was spelt ' '"oofan.'' No Hoffmann waa found, and it waa not | thought juat to shoot Hoof an in Bis stead. 8o Hoof an goea free, so far aa tbe first trial Is oonceraed. Cavalry tar Hlltoa Hsad. . ? . Bosroa, April ?, 1M4. , ,#rn Metropolis sails to morrow morn mg, with four companies of tbe Fifth Maaaabusetu cavalry, for Hlltoo Head. 0 Polaa la Ceart. C0C?T OF COMMON FLIAJ, Before Judge BrMf Ana m?QuiHffH lffoiaa M. Mm *d. ptainw wee tbe defendant to reaovar the sua of t9r ?*rvto* ??darad aa an operatie singer aad moneys laat. Twa motioas war* aaoceaslvely made by the de ^ndaat, one to eoaspel platetlff to file aeevrlty for oeatr, wttfc B**' and the other to striks out pwteof ibaoomplaint,either aa not oonformlng to Um *-11 redandaot. Tbe Judge, in dallvertng bis .th*t although the value of a half benefit iff?!*"1!. ** *? fWaataed to tbe ? ?*ad by tbe complaint, yet it Is oaliquidaved, ? appl>e?tion to the Court won id be aeeeeaary. TbaeossjMatet'heferareatands an served, but a summons. f ,b* ?oh dlvlalon of aeetlon lie of 12! Sui *51 aubatltuied In place of tbe aummona lo . ,f *c'to" The caae waa referred, by ronesnt, to Judge Aiwa, and enme Interesting developments or the conteu ttonaand aUlfeaof tbe musical fraternity may be ex TEL**?*for P^tWi Juilfb and Die* ""?l "a ^fiMi|sot. ^ the qkshahgo disaster. CMUiMtloa of ()M Caroatr'i (?lira. Tbe Coroner'e Jury met again jfMUHty afternoon and (?weeded wltb the evidence. The following witnesses war* examined, aod from preeent appaaraaoee it will taka another waek before tbe aflhir la oonclatM:? George B. Riggins, resides at No 120 Cannon atraet, If. y ; la a machinist and employed la tbe Morgan Iron Works; aaaiated to running tbe engine of the Chenango | nlnety-aia hours, tbe boilers betd water vary badly; they foamed cone Rat ably; at one time the piatoo came down oa the water on the bottom of tbe cylinder, and forced tbe rod into tba pinion one-sixteenth of an loch farther tfen we were able to do it in tbe ship; wo com manced running wltb open throttlea, bat I waa com pelled to abut off for my own safety, aa aba made water so rapidly; tbia waa objected to by tbe engineer*; one of tbe engineers who was at work wltb aaa aald that, according to specifications, 1 was compelled to rnn tba engines wltb tbe throttle wide ?reu, 1 slated to him that I should ute my own judgment about tbe mutter; I consldcrod It dangerous to run tbe engine; was in dread tho whole time I waa on tbe ship; Ibere la a handle to let off water in tbe cylinder as part of the starting gear; did rot keep Iresh water in tbe boiler, an we were compelled to blow to keep the fire down; but 1 never could koep It down on my wntch and at Ibe same time run ibe boilers with safety, 1 uever ?fcaw tbe bundle I spoke of ringed on any veatiei before; think 1 saw tbe meicury gauge ailed; the gl.tpg tell tale was at x?ro in the scule; tne most pressure I ever had on tbe boiler whs forty pounds; I consider it d ngeroua to buve a loaining bol'er, aa I do not coo aider myself competent to tell where my water w and 1 use ull exerilcn to get t! c water down; I consider the Martin boiler more iiab e to foam, with my experi ence, than any other marine boiler; I think the water Is more liable 10 be stiddotily converted into Btonm and thrown from its level lu ibe llarlln boiler tbnn any oilier boiler I have haa uuy experieuce with; some of the lubes In thu boiler a c bo placed aa to receive the intensity of the tire, while others are exhausted, this is not the case wiih boilera having borkoutal tubas, 1 think, have not aeen the n.nlei siooe tbe explosion; I think tbu beating ?pace in the Murtln boiler is more than tbe water spaco will allow, drawing the steim so near irom the suiface of the water. the foaming inkcs place or commence.-' at the crown sb' et, tho dangerous foaming commences thero; if tbe foaming took place in tbe tubcel tbink it would have a tendency to rise, the heavy substance being below. Joseph Belknap sworn?Reside in 160 Weet Twelfth street. New York; am an engiueer; examined tbe engine and boi.eis of the CheDango on the 20ih lust.; the tug* of tbe boiler is about sixteen icet < ne way r.nd ten (eot tbe otber; the number oi s |uaro inches in tbe boiler, assnown by the drawing (exhtbltod), that requires to be stayed is 23,040. did not notice the number of stays in tbe boiler; at tba rate of 3C0 inches to a brace, tbere are 21,COO pounds to each brace; think tbe brace shown capable of I sustaining a procure of 21,000 pounds; would sus|?cnd I 21,000 pounds on the braoe ahown, but would not liku to j . trust It in a boiler, bccause tbe braces would not all draw alike; more sin in would come on one tbau another, boilers I are usually bracod from 3d to 100 and 144 Hat surface, | to sustain tbe dilTcrent pressures; angle iron would help to stay it, or T iron on tbe sides, iheTlnnalown in drawing has probably run down very near the tuba ?beet, almost tweoty-two feet; tbink the length of the rail in question would be apt to a; ring with tbe prsasure atlorty five pounds without tbe bracee; tbe rail being elastic and tbo brace noo elastic, tbe stralu would not entirely com* upon tbe brace, tbe two combined forming a stronger braco than either would singly; find, in draw log, eight spaces (or stays to be placed in front of the boiler, and tbe same number lengthwise, wbicb would cause tbe strain to cwne upon thirty two lugs instead Of aixty-four; after a test or sixty pounds it i aot possible to explode a bolter with less some cbauga has been made; it is possible for a change to take place, as in puttiDg a hydraulic pressure on a boiler: as It only remains on a moment, It may strain something wbicb may give way at aomc otber time; In a boiler properly stayed every iron is supposed lo be fast to iron; tbe elasticity of tbe bar is tbe sarely of tbe bolJcr, as tbe iron IB capable of a certain degree of elasticity witbout fracture, tbe elasticity or the bar will allow tbe bracee to come to an equal strain without pressure; In my opinion ibey bad been to work in tbe boiler and detached some of tbe braces, and, neglecting to adjust tbem, the exploeion resulted in cou*e quence; bare not examined the interior of tbe boiler; if on examination I found that opinion erroneous, I could only Bay lbat ] tbink tbere waa too great a pres sure on tbe boiler; tbere ia nothing on the brace shown tbat would Indicate that exoeasive beat bad been applied If the brace bad been heated It would show it in some casee from tbe weter being low in tbe boiler, this brace doe* not show that appearance; have given the plan of tbe Martin boiler considerable study; have superintended the construction of two bollsrs of tbe same styls, never beard any opinion* expressed aa against tbs safety of the Martin boilera; I rega d tbem as aafe as aay otber ir Ibey I are made of good materials and properly braced for an ordinary pressure of steam; saw tbe rupture ea tbe sbe'l I or tbe boiler; think tbe explosion was caused I r ,*? V???'*? pramuro which par rod tb? at*** aad I rupture.! Ibe sb*Mj tbe piece of Iron now ebowa m per- / tkrnof fee boiler of tbo dbennngo Is, la my opinion, mod f Iron; slso the Iron of the t* good; do not think ' tbe explosion waa caused by s defective sheet o( iron if tbe piece sbown was part or tbe boiler. Edwin Farron sworn?Beside at 107 Schermeibcrn street; am an engineer by professioo; am not at prsssnt superintendent of the Morgan Iron Works, New York; bad nothing to do wltb the construction of tbe boiler or the (benango; examined It since tbe explosion; noticed the fracture on the shell; In my opinion the iron sbown is good, bettsr than generally used in boil ers; examined the fracture; did not see any Iron tbat I thought defective; it appeared to be a fracture from the rivets; did not see the mercury, but examined the telltale: the mercury would blow out at fifty pounds pressure. If tbe mercury bad blown out at fifty pounds, tbs steam would cause s nol-e tbat any ex perienced person would notice: It Is difficult to say whether the explosion occurred at a less pre*sure than fl ty pounds; no person could tell, under certain conditions of tbe boiler, what length or time it might lake to generate a pressure sufficient to explode a boiler before tbat prea sure could reach tbe mercury gauge; It would take conside rable time to raise tbe pressure from fifty to sixty pounds so that It would be Indicated on the tauge; do not think that tbe boiler exploded coder a less pressure thsn sixty porndft?or svsn seventy pounds, tbe Inspector should have discovered acy defect in the construction of tbs boiler: my impres'ion Is tbat It must bave been some thing extraordinary to have caused the explosion if ibe braces were put in as the inspector stated, the'braces leading to one lug on the tube box instead of two. I think the strength of tbe single lug wss anticipated to with stand a much greater pressure thsn thnt supposed to be on tbe boiler at-der ordinary circumstances I think tbat tbe section of iron left In tbe lug, being one Inch by five-eighths, tbat its breaking weight could not be lesa than forty thousand pounds, being equal to sixty four thousand pounds per square inch, on Monday, a week ago, I asked Mr. Tahiti how everything was on board the shiji be said everything was sll rlgbt; 1 think ths Martin boiler a safe boiler; do not think It aa safe as a cylinder boiler; the engineers baring Ibe Martin boiler in charge ha< efound fault with them in regard to foaming the general opinion of the Martin boilers is thst tbey roam more or less; Mr. CsbHI was coosklered s careful man as far as I kaow. Tho* R Smith, M. D., naval surgeoo in charge of naval hospital, tcstiflsd that np to Ibis date twentysix persons have died from Ibe effecia of tbo explosion of the boiler on the (benango.- died from scalda and tbs inhalation of ?team. Henry Hoffman, master boiler maker, sworn.?Testified that he made a partial examination of the damaged boil er was present whai tba piece taken from It was tested; It was a ralr sr>mple of tbe Iron n?ed for.that purpose did not notice any Iron on tho entlrs surface of the boiler that was defective To the Jury-Witness bad taken a leading part In con strutting many boilers, both marine end stationary' bsd examined this boiler sufficiently to form an opinion of the workmaoshlp and mechanical construction ;Tt was a fair sample of the Martin boiler used by the United States govornment; think It was sufficiently braced for tbs purpose for winch It was Intended, approve of the mode of bracing applied to the Cbenango'a boilers; think tba bost mode of bracing s boiler of this form is to combine ths T Iron with the rigid brace to depend upon the two Jointly to sustain It; bad been empioved upon boilers of a similar form, and did not consider (be tracing used sufficient; would put tbe braces on a flat surface every ten Inches square-not isss than fourteen op nft^ea inches apart If ibe surface was str-i.thsned with the T Iron; the shell of tbe Cbenengos boi'cajwas tire sixteenths of an loch thick; ths explosion, In witnesses' opinion wss caused by adsbcloncy of water In tbe boiler, which deficiency waa caused by fosming. >r?r'k awoni ? R**ides at 227 Hxtb av?in?; took ihe Indicator dlegrams of tbe Cbensngo boiler whllo running ninety six boors; tb* pressure on tbs cylinder was nioeteen pounds, and on tba boiler twenty-elx pounds tbe engines worked wall moat of tba time, frequently beard the piston strike tba water; very lew naval en gineers were present dnr lag tbe trial; did aot see tbe boilers tested. John Polao, sworn?Besides in North second, near Pecood street, Brooklyn , is a boiler maker boarded tbe Cbensngo sod examined the ruptured boiler, aa well as tbs opportunities aflorded permitted, did not see aay thing that indicated bad iron; tbe exploeion in bla opinioo" from the testimony, was oaoeed by scarcity of water la tbe bolter; would account for tbe acarclty or water from the fact that tbe engineer was oompelled to blow tba engine down , the framing mora or Isas, ths fur oace doors were opoaid suddenly, and oold aw nminf through tbewater fonnd Ma level, the top of tbeTube box thus becoming bar* of water; think tbe Martin 1 r .'I' l *^*' jX Ji- IT*"- ttytUr ?" oouae queues of difference In naaatmction, than ordinary be bestingsurface la moresgtenetim than any otber boiler made, reaultiag In making it unreliable un less propeny attended to. ' un James F. Powsrs swom-Fssldes oornsr of Myrtle and Clermont avenuee, la aa engineer, machinist andJnspeo tor of stationary steam boilers; examined tbeffnierof the Cbeoanga outside; fo?4 about dee lTh^~ memory blown ont of the gang*, sssomlng that the gangs wss filled at the time It waa pet np; Mowing out of mercury prorss ths^ere wnssa oTer-vreanute of steam. there was no waterinthe ptaa leading from tbe boiler, whict proved that there moat bare been a bees >r pert of Ibe boiler; a loaamyor water was bfow tty.yrq'?7^ ?wo and a balf tacbes aboe?i xcro; thejaoge oa the telltale should have been at O. tbe abeenoe of merenry was, In the jodg moot of the wtlaeas, an mraiiibie pro?f tbet there waa too much power on the boiler bo ttoed no defective iron; Id coneequence of tbe great MRVual pf N?iir)g iur(acf to tb? M?r|ii| U)e gyo- ( eratkn of steam la to sadden thai the boiler must gel audoen relief to be saved, * boiler with a Urge beating aurface ia more liable to make water or foam than othera; would not oooakler a boiler aubject to aucb changes a ?ale oh to adopt for the marine service; the mercury gauge la about tbree-eigbta bora; It waa In good working condition with the exception of the absence of mercury. Kibridge law ion sworn ?Realdee at 126 Oxford alreet, Brooklyn; ia chief engineer in the United States navy, on special duty; bad a great deal of experlcnoe wltb the lUriia boilers, both in tbelr conetruetloa and use on board of ahlpe; bad superviwion of tbeae boilers on three ships, the frigates Colorado, Roanoke and Mississippi; on the Urst six months,on tbesecond twenty-one months and 00 the laat twenty months. Dover noticed anything du ring thia lime to weaken my confidence in them hava noticed the Martin boiler to foam, but they are not more liable to foam than other boilers, all boilers foam more or leas at times; they are aa safe under ordinary circum stancea aa otber boilers. capable of being auppliod as fast as any other, while in charge of the Martin boiler have bad forty asaUtants, mostly young men Just entering the service, aa third asaislanta; the working of the ma chinery and boilers was noted on tbe log book erory hoar, aod It waa my duty to read and approve It; 1 never noticed any remarka aa to the foaming ol tbo boilers; no complaint was ever made to me aa to their foaming or behaving badly; tbe boiler on the Colorado had no dry pipe: none of tbe engines on any one of tbe three vessels worked water?a proor that the boilers did not foam much ; tbe cause of foaming le an undue relation of tbe preasure of steirn and the temperature at which It ta formed; my opioioa is that the Martin boiler, If made of proper mate rial aud properly stayed, 18 as go>d a boiler as can be g<<t; would prefer It to any boiler in use; there is no difll cully in slay tug these boilers, do not tbink that the boiler exploded by roaming, judging from tho evidence thai there were two aod a half guagex of water; never beard the safety of tbe Martin boiler questioned. Merfimer Kellogg sworn?Am attached to the United States steamer Hrooklyn. am a chief engineer in tbe 1 ulled States navy; during my experience as an en gineer ( have ba<l cha-go of the Martin boilers, with smr'le facilities to tost their priuclple, on the San Ja cioto wa bad one Martin nnd ono English hirl z 'iitul boiler; the two bad not murh material difference, under some circumstances (theconsumption of fuel) I would preier tbe Kngllsb boiler. Ibore is no mate rial difference in tneir consumption of anal; tho teoduncy of tho Martin boiler to foam, under my ex|<erience, waa very trilling and very rarely; they are, wheu properly braced, as safe in the hands of an ordinary enifineer aa any other boiler: in i use the water got a little below the water gaui;e I would leel safer wltb tbe Martin b'dler than the Knglith: tbe reason for mv coufMeuce is mat Ibore Is a befer circulation of water than in the RnKlish or some other styles of boilers; the generation ol steam In rising up through tho tubes na naturally carries the water up into It slowly, therefore coverin:; the tube sheets: whereas, in tho Kngliah boiler, If the water got below Uio Are lubes 1 would not leci quite so safo. I witnessed a trial of econ imical results of these boilers do not remember the exact result, but my impression Is that it was in favor of the Martin b ller; 1 was not acquainted with Mr. Cabill profession ally . consider tbe iron in question as being good The further Investigation or the caae was adjourned until Monday at 3 1* M. THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. Mr. Plalty AnUeraon'a Deapntcli. Ahmy or THE Potomac, April 22, 1864 JRRJASAT.OVR SOR 1KB CAMPAIG*. The Army of tho Potomsc Is actively engaged In per fec'ing tbe preparations necossary to Insure its success in tbe cimpaiga in which it Is expected to play such an important part during tbe pro.<ent spring and the enduing summer. All tbe commanders tnko advantage of every fine day to drill tbelr new recruits, lbe new troopaare fast becoming accutlomod to tbe evolutions of the line aod tbe different duties of lbe soldier. sxv-ews or Tna troop?. Several commands have been recently reviewed. Gen. Hancock baa Juat completed a review by dlrtslona of all tbe troopa In his flue command, c'oelng with a carolul ia. spectlon of tbe artillery, under oomm ind of Col Tidball. General theridan has been reviewing tbe different dlvl* ?ions of bis cavalry corps, having previously reviewed tbe Sccmd division, General Gregg commanding. Ha pro oceded to tbe vicinity of Culpepper yesterday, wbere ha reviewed the First division, to the command of which General Dorbett baa been recently assigned. The division waa formed In lines by brigade. It was an Impoalng spec tacle to see so many horse disposed fn order of battle on tbe field. General ?beridan rode along tbe llnea, carefully observing tbe condition or the men and borsee. He tben took up bis poaltion on an adjacent bill,and tbe cavalry, wheeling by division to the right, marched psat in solid column. General Sheridan waa sorroonded by a brilliant array of officers, including Generals Warren, Wariewortb and ftobioeeo. Gen. Cuoier'a brigade waa followed hr lb* oond, an Jar command of Col. ravens, and lbe Third, or iw gular brigade, under General Merrill, tbe Home artillery, under Lieutenant Williaton, bringing up the rear. Tbe troopa presented a fine appearance, and elicited (he admiration of their new commander Mr. N. Davldson'a Ceipateh. Cri-ramm, Va., April 22,1864. (AVALRY HORSES RETVRNKIl FOR SBRVirt. Captain C. E. .Morris, of tbe Second United Mates caval ry, now detailed to inspect bones and return government horses that are branded to tbe Quartermaater'a Depart ment, baa returned one thousand good cavalry horses within four weeks. ifuxarea or stAum mo* rax army to the navy. Captain Rodenbaugh, of the Second United States cavalry, went to Washington to-day, In cbargo of twonty men who have been Bailors and are now desirous to ex change their positions In tbe army for similar onca la the I Oar Altianiirla Correspondence. Alkx/rdria, April 22,1864 A or stun a nt-RT?twisty or Mosnv's m captvrxo. A few days since reports were received at General Tyler's headquarters, at Fairfax, that an organised body of rebel guerlllaa were marauding In tbe neigborho >d of Leeaburg, and the Fourth Delaware Inrantry and detach menta from the Thirteenth and Sixteenth New York and tbe Second Massachusetts cavalry waa despatched In queat of them. Tbo expedition scoured tbe oountry In lbe vicinity of Leeaburg, having been entirely successful Tbe enterprise resulted In lbe capture of twenty one rebels of ColoM! Mosby's command, twenly-dvo bead of line beef cattle, wblcb were found in poseeaslon of the rebel band, and three deserters from our own army. Two of tbe deserters were from Connecticut regiments and one from tbe One Hundred and Kifty-eeveath Pennsyl vania infantry. Two of tbe rebels were officers of Asb by seld command, who, being home on furlough, were indulging ia a bit af private warfare on tbelr own book. Our loea waa ooe man killed and two wounded. Tim 5>wr prom tin raorr. lbe news from the Army of the Potomac, except thai despatched br the regular Htiui o correspondents, la ol a contraband character. Moaa Ram. ? It la raining to night, but nnleaa the storm shall prove to be a continued one it will not necessarily Impede aimy operations. a* imaginary review. The Washington telegram to lbe Northern papera, thai tbe Second corpe waa reviewed by Oenerala Grant ant Meadj on tba 21ai Inst., waa purely Imaginary. The re* view, aa a oorpe, baa not ysl taken place, but will very svn. ,Ths Baltimore snd Ohio Railroad. Ponrr or Rocks. Md., April 22,1864. Recent reports to tbe effect tbal the rebels are in force in the Shenandoah valley or elsewhere, In the vicinity of tbe Dalllinore and Ohio Railroad, are without tbe alight sat foundation in troth. He we from Fortreae Moaroe. Fortress Mosrob, April 21,1864. A Richmond spy was esptured en lbe 18lb, near Kaat vllle. Quite a number of letiera were found on bis per ?oo. Be waa arretted with a revolver, a stung shot and a knife. A quantity of small steel springs and Alee were (bund sewed in the lining of bin coat. Ho waa ono of three Ooe waa abot and tbo other waa clooaly pursued, and, according to a deepatch received from Major w hitol the Provoat Marshal at KaalvUle, would be captured or killed. Tho ooe ooptored It In olooo confinement ia the military prleon at tbta place. Fifty-three prleooera of war arrived from Polo* took out yesterday, look the oath and are now employed ? tbe Qnartermaatar's Department. Thia makes over two thousand released prisoners snd refageeo now employed bore, chiefly oo the wharvee. A large number of aick ware Mat to Hampton Hospital to day from York town. flro la Coaeord, How HaapaMn. Corcorh. April 39,1864. flanborn'a block waa deetroyad by ftre thia saornina. It waa occupied by a nam bar of oflceo and aterae, laelnd IB, tb# Xrw Hampihtn Patriot. The taoo hOO not bOOO ascertained. It ta luppoeod to be lbe work of aa lacea 1,1Tbe losa on tho building la fifteen tbouoand dollars, which la tnsureo for five thousand. Tbe Now Hampshire Bible Stoclety lose fifteen hundred dollars; tbe I'airtot office, elgbl thousand dollars insured for three thousand. Thy other toe** ^ m?d br mauracw, UPOBTAJT FBOI IOBTH CAEOUIA. THE AFFAIR AT PLYMOUTH. THE EVACUATION OF THE TOWN. A Rebel Ram Attaefci Our Fleet. Th# 8outhfleId and ImUMt flubMt BeperUd Sank. DEATH OF LIEUT. C0MH11DBB FLUSSBB. Successful Expedition to Bcavef Creek, **. *?.. to Haitimorb, April 33,18?4. Special Advices have been received from Norfolk, tod ?tale that the steamer Eliza Hancock arrived there yes terday from New Orleans, via Morehead OUj, where iba waa taken possession of for the pnrpoee of bringing Im portant despatches to General DaMer. Iho captain reported that a rebel ram came down to within a few miles of Plymouth, N. 0., and on the 18th instant attacked our floel, and sunk the Sotalhfleld and one other gunboat, name uDknowo. The greatest anxiety existed at Pl/moatb, and it to probably evacuated and half destroyed ere this. It waa thought that Oeoeral Peck would bo folly able to hold Newborn. Washington, April 33,1864. Tbe following Information was received here to day concerning tbe recent disaster at Plymouth, N. C:? A rebel ram came down tbe river about three o'clock on Mcnday morn log. She floated down with the current, and was not discovered until close under the bows of the Miami. Lieutenant Commander Flussor rushed forward, sighted and fired ihe bow gun, loaded with shell, which struck the ram, rebounded, and Instantly killed him,* piece of Iho shell penetrating bis breast. Tbe ram then attacked the Eouthfield,aBd ikeMBk IB Ave minutes. Tbe Miami waa somewhat injured. The ram passed tbe guns at Plymouth without being discovered. She Is one hundred and fifty feet loog, draws about eight feet of water, and carries only two small guns. Oer Ncwbrrn Correspondence. Nbwbkrn, N. a April It, 1804. A detachment of the Twelfth New York Cavalry, under the command of Captain Frank. Meyers, yestsrday drevo la the enemy'b pickets at Boiver Creek, Ofteen miles from Ktnstoo, N. C., and destroyed a good sixed cotton mill, stored with a large amount of oottoo. Tbe object of the expedition was accomplished without any loss. Gloomy Prospects for tbe Rebel*. The despatch steamer fmm Roanoke Island brings North Carolina news to the 17th met. Tbe Governor's Council, which bad convened In Ra leigh, declined ealling tbe Legislature together in ex tra session, fearing It would array tbe Stale against the I MuMwur. The llesdereoa (North Carolina) Timtt, published la lb* wcetera part of tbe State, advises tbe people lo that sec tion to keep out of tbe Confederate army, and remain at home and defend themselves. The Raleigh Progrttt says Ihe people sre being starved by tbe Hotels at fifty dollars a day, and that many of the beet families are oo balf rations. Tbs Wilmington Journal is gloomy at the prospects ef affairs generally in the confederacy, and deplores tbe sad lack of food, but takes comfort in tbe announcement that several hundred of the Springfield rifles ars manufactured dally in tbe armory there for iho rebel service. Governor Vanoo and Mr. Holden, the two candidates for Governor, are Invited by the citizens of Anson to ad dress them in joint discussion. \ The Newborn Tim-r, in auswer to tbe insinuations from the rebel press that tbe assassination of General butler Is decl.lcd upon, says that from bis blood would spring millions of armed men, who would wipe out tbe last ves tige of lbs rebellion. Thus would bis violent death be most fearfnlly avonged. The euomy are ascertained to be In force in front of Plymouth, with the determination of aitemptiog tbe cap ture of tbe place, in ordor that their iroo clad ram on tbo Roanoke may enter the Sounds, sod thus obtain posses sion of the iuland waters of North Carolina. Guns were beard at Roanoke Island, and It was reported that the battle had commenced. Wcws front Chattanooga. ! Chattanooga, April 31,1844. Colonel T. J. Morgan, of tbe Fourteenth colored regi ment, has been authorized to organise a brigade of colored troops. Tbe nucleus of two new regiments is formed, and recruiting is progressing favorably. There are mow six colored regiments in this department. Bfewa from California and China. 8AM FRANCISCO BlItlTINO NEWS? MAJOR UORDOR MARCHING ON llONO CUOW?JAPANMI AMBASSA DORS IN ROUTS FOR KIROt'R, ETC. Ran Frax< irto, April 31,1844 Arrived, hark Catharine from Hong Kong, with one million pounds of sugar for San Francisco refinery; ebtpe Reeolule, from Baltimore; St. Charles, from New York, and Guiding star, from Boston. Sailed, ship Robineon, for Callao. Markets quiet. China dates to Fsbruary 33 have been received. Major Gordon had marched to attack Hong Chow. The body guard of the Governor General had been causing trouble sgsln st Canton. Two Japanese ambassadors bad arrived at sbsngbas for Europe. Gbaxd Miutaxt Bail at tbs Acadsmt The military and civic ball to he given at the Academy of Music oo Mooday, by the Twelfth regiment N. O. 3. N. Y., for the relief of tbe widows snd orphans of deceased New York soldiers, promises to be a graod affair. Irving Hall has also been engaged for the ball, and It will be connected with the Academy by means of a covered archway siml* lar to that need oo the oeoeaton of tbe fanions Rssstnn ball. Tbe hand In tbe Academy Is to consist of one hun dred pieces. As ihe object le purely a charitable cms, II is expected that there will he a great rnsb tor tickets. Mn)or Geoeral George B. McClellan, M^jor General Dlx and other distinguished gentlemen ars on the oommlUee, and will spare no enrtloos lo reader tbs aflhlr a complete success Tickets may be had at all Ibe principal hotels and music stores. Pries Its dollars, admitting a gentle man aad lady. Ixffslk County Delegates is UM lyrs ense Cen vent lea. Rivsnraun, L. 1., April 91, M?4. lbs first Asssmbly district Oaaventlon of Snflbik oonxly, which met here oo Tuesday ef tbto week, sleeted ?s delegates to tbe Mate Convention at Syracuse Messrs. Bsa. R. Skinner, John Sherry and John C. Davis. A resolution requesting tbe delegation to support for delegates to Baltimore iboss favorable lo lbs renomtna Don of President Lincoln wss adopted. Tht Delaware and Rarltaa Say Itali read. _ T*arrow, A^ll B. I?*4. A large meeting wss bold In thle city this J? take into consideration tbe railroad pel Icy <* tbn^ Sute. A resolution wss paesed endorsing the the Wesislalure ooodemning the J^wareimdiUrUnn Ray scheme, sod one pledging aU the resources ef in* State to Uie suppression of the febellloa.

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