Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 29, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 29, 1864 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. 'r " ' "" WHOLE NO. 10,087. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1864.-WITH SUPPLEMENT. . PRICE THREE CENTS. HPORTAfT FROM WASEHGTOI. Adoption by the Senate of the House Resolution Increasing the Tariff en Imports. Passage ef the Internal Tax Bill by Ike Sense. bapoitaat lmendmeati leipeeting Liquors ud Bank Cirealatioa. MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT. Belief for the East Tennessee Sufferers. Explanations m to ficn. Sebentfe and CtDi Blair's military Commits lens, IMS M? a* WAR GAZETTE. <M*ra Rrtatlv. to Soldlefs Transferred * flAU Departuknt, adjutant Gekkril's Omen, the discharge and final statements for pay of all men Awarded to naval stations for enlistment in the navy, Si ofcedionoe to General Orders Noa. 91 and 129, should ft* made out by the proper officers, and put in the hands *f the officer who conducts the men to the naval station. Ike Paymaster General will designate an officer of his department who will pay at each naval statlpn all the transferred men who may be aooepted by the naval au thorities everything due them from the army up to the Sato of their discharge by transfer to the navy. The Slsobarge papers of such men as are sent back to their ?smpanies becauso tbey are not accepted by the navy Will be cancelled. , By order of the SECRETARY OF WAR. & D. Towmknd, Assistant Adjutant General. The Department of Arkansas. GENERAL ORDERS;?NO. 164. Win Dkpakxuest, Adjutant Gbnkui's Ofuce, I?By direction of the President of the United States, Ik* Indian territory and military post of Fort Smith, SMluded In the Department of Kansas by General Order i Me. 1, current series, are hereby transferred to tbe Do 1 yartment of Arkansas. II?Major General Blunt, United States Volunteers, Will repair to Fort Leaven worth, and report to tbe com mandltag officer ef the Department of Kansas for orders. By order of the SECRETARY OF WAR. & P. Towjw?d, Assistant Adjutant General. OFFIOl AI> to tlie Navy. CIRCULAR?MO. 32. FT, ADJUTAAT UKNJtfUL B 1/FF1CB, Washington, April 17,1864. GENERAL NEWS, wisomgton, April 28, 1804. HON'RECEIPT OF OFFICIAL VKWS. Ms official information has yet beea^eceivod in regard ? the defeat of Banks la Louisiana, or tbe capture by ho rebel! of Newborn or Washington, N. C. BB HO USB RESOLUTION IBCBSASINO THE DUriXS OH IMPORTS ADOPTED BY TBS SB KATE. Ike Provisional Tariff bill, Imposing en additional duty I tfty per cent upon imports tllljuly 1.1864, passed tbe In tbe same shape in which It came from tbe The debate apon tbis bill in tbe Senate elicited I astonishment of every one present at all familiar with financial or commercial operations. Tbe utter Iporaace In regard to these Important interests was aatveraally remarked. Tbe moat prominent Senators, tfceoe who have aspired to tbe largest political reputa tions, seemed to knew less about matters of commerce ?4 finance than tbe pettiest grocer or broker's clerk in Bay of our principal cities. They were all at Bea, and ?vMently accepted tbe Honse bill simply on acoount of ' tteir Inability tegrasp tbe subject presented, or to an tm mini the effect of tbe legislation proposed. FA88AOB OF TBS INTERNAL TAX BILL BT THE HOUSE. Ike Tax bill was completed and passed to-nigbt, and pM to tbe Senate to-morrow. Although It has been put Ikreogh in an nnnsuolly short time for so important and Isagtby a bill, it has been very thoroughly considered rs4 discussed, and in many rospocts has boen improved ?It was first reported by tbe Committee of Ways and Nearly the whole day and evoning seesious i devoted to it, and immediately upon its passage tbo i adjourned. leei of tbe amendments agreed upon In Committoe of i Whole were adopted by tbe House. Tbe rates or iwn have in many respects been largely increased tbe figures of tbe committee. Thve has been no sitlon manifested by any one to make a factious op iltioo, and although, as a matter of course, very r, if any, of the members are entirely satisfied with I, still it hi believod to l>a the beet bill possible to be en at the present tima. It is estimated that the sdments adopted will Increase the revenue ander it Ifrom fifty to ono hundred millions of dollars over what I would have been derived from tbe bill as at first re | ported. Mr. Washburne succeeded this evening, by ten ma r, In engrafting a provision in it providing for a tax r :rty cents per gallon on domestic liquors whi<h bad I paid any tax on tbe 1st o( M*y, and thirty cents add! I on such as bad paid tbe rates of taxation under the ent and previous laws. Although tbe principle of these liquors is regarded as correct', yet the Senate has so persistlngly refused hitherto to con 1 in it many friends or tbe bill who were favorable i tbe tax regretted Its Introduction, not only as likely to I to delay in tbe final passage of the bill, but also U urdiug an excuse to certain members who desired to i against tbe bill. A mryorlty or the opposition mora i did vote against it, while others dodged It. Mr. Stevens, the chairman of the Committee of Ways |tad Means, did not vote on the passage of tbe bill; bat i bis namo woo called was apparently very much stcd m tbe perusal of a newspaper, and aid not bo made to boar. Mr. Pondlcton, of tbo sumo amiltee, voted against it, and Mofcsrs. Stobbms, dlorysnd Blow were absent. Mesrrs. Gannon, Well, man, Kadrord, llolman, and others of the democrats, I for It, and bavc laborod sinccrely and boartily with i majority to perfect It. All tbe peace democrats, and i who claim to be war democrats, voted against It. |t aow goes to tbe Senate, and will, t* is understood, re elve the Immediate attention of that body. It is a matter of congratulation among New Yorkers , that out of the eighteen democratic votes In favor tbe tax bill to eight eight of tbem were from tbe State New Tort: caotb of thb financial flcrrt in wall RTRBVT. Much amusement has beea occasioned here by tbe in itpient panto occasioned In Wall street by tbe simple that Mr. Chase bad lert Washington to avail him of the skill of a Philadelphia dental surgeon. Tbe Ho makers need bat small oapital for their opera subscriptions TO TBE BOTBBNMSNT LOAN. jfte subscript loos to the ten-forty loan reported at tbe saeury to-day were 9740,000. THB BANEBOPT BILL. The tax bill bavtog been dispoeed of in tbe House, as as Winter Davis' bill Tor the reconstruction of tbe el Htatrs bas been acted on tbe new Bankrupt law, rted by Mr. Jenckes, of Rhode Island, comes up, and probably be discussed and aoted upon by the Ilouee llltbout unreasonable delay. Its friends are hopeful of Its oming a law, notwithstanding the comparatively rlef time remaining for Its cor sclera lion. Ihere baa i < r,ng the whole session a disposition to pass this If It sgs ? a ? M be Urccflb u>f its pidtty and negligence of Iboeo who nave undertaken to engineer its presage. DO VI3IT0RH TO TO 1HMT OF THB POTOMAC. No passes to civilians are now given, and several who started (Or the army front on old passee have been turned back. MARROW I8CAPB OF THB SECRETARY OF WAB. The Secretary of War narrowly escaped being drowned In the Potomac yesterday. In crossing the ferry from .Alexandria hit horses became restive, and horses and carriage were precipitated into the river. The Secretary happened to be out of the carriage at the time. eamnuL bbymour ordered on actitb duty. We have positive reason to believe that the course of General Truman Seymour in Florida is fully sustained by the best military opinions bore, and that Generals Grant, Halleck and Ifeade concur in approval of his con duct. ordered to advance upon Lake City, General Sey mour pointed out very clearly to his superior in command the difficulties and hazards of such an undertaking; but, being still ordered forward, he bad nothing for It but to fight. "Suppose he bad fallen back without a light," said one of the highest officers of the army; "what a bowl there would have been against him? It would bave been said that, having been ordered upon an expedition against whlcb be bad previously remonstrated, be became alarmed at a few score of bushwhackers hid In the timber, and bad ignominious ly marched back with his vastly superior force. Rashness is a very bad fault, to be sure; but want of nervo Is a much worse one. In my judgment Seymour's record In thiawbole business is perfectly clear and honorable." 1 General Seymour, we further learn, is to bave command of a division in the Army of the Potomac, with which ha baa previously served. General Grant does not believe in putting au officer on tbe shelf because hp is accused of a too violent propensity for "fighting." TBB FBBSIDBNT'S MB3.?AGB RELATIVE TO OBKBRAL BLAIR'S POSITION. The reply of tbe President to tbe resolution of inquiry of the Bouse in regard to Frank Blair's position in tb< military service, seat in to-day, has given rise to consid. erable discussion, and brings up a very delicate question as regards the legality of bis restoration to his rank of Ma)or General without reappointment. Mr. Scbenck, whose case the President states is similar to Blair's, Insisted that tbe President has misapprehended bis position. When he resigned bis commission and took bis seat in Congress he regarded himself, and does now, as entirely out of the military service, and although it was understood that if be desired to return to the service within a reasonable time ho should have that privilege, and his commission be restored, he did not contemplate and doee not now contemplate such a restoration as legal without a reappointment. Tbe matter will be invest!, fated, and some action taken upon it by Congress, and tn tbe meantime it is considered very questionable whether filair, whoso resignation had been accepted and a nomi nation made to fill tbe vacancy, can be legally a major general in tbe United States military service without reappointment and confirmation by the President. The real reason why he has not been reappointed no doubt Is ! that his course In the House has boea such as to render his confirmation by tbe Senate very doubtful. GENERAL CRAWFORD AND HIE BATTLE OF OETTT8* > BDRO. 1 General Crawford was summoned and appeared before tbeiCommlttee on tbe Conduct of tbe War to testify la re gard to the battle of Gettysburg. A full statement or the operations on tbe left of our line on tbe first and second days of the battle was made by bim,*bis testimony clear ing some hitherto rather obscure points iu regard to the operations on that wing. It will be remembered that by a prompt and vigorous charge of General Crawford's di vision on Thursday evening, the enemy, who had driven ' Sickles' corps and its supports, and who were advancing upon the key of our position, were repulsed and driven back and the ground retaken, with a large number of arms. General Crawford's testimony wm entirely in support of General Meade and bis orders in regard to this part of the field. He state* that the ground selected by Sickles Uf make bis fight, and which was in bis (Craw ford's) immediate front, offered almost every advantage to the enemy. THB MILITARY GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON. General Martlodale has returned to Washington from bis visit to New York. Although Colonel Wisewell re mains at headquarters as military governor of the Dis trict, the indications are that this office will be dispensed with during the next month, as its duties belong properly to the Provost Marshal's bureau. The office of military governor long since became superfluous, and is regarded as being only a snug birth for a brigadier. CLEARINO OUT TUB REBEL PRISONERS. The Old Capitol Is being rapidly depleted of rebel prisoners, In view of the requirements of the next move ment. A large number of Its inmates have taken tbe oath. The remainder have been transferred to Northern paisons and to Point Lookout for exchange. RENDING OFF THE WOUNDED SOLIUr.RS. Orders have been Issued to transfer such wounded men in the hospitals here as may be unable to take tbe Geld again to tbe hospitals of tneir respective States, prepara tory to their being mustered out of the service. Tbs hospitals are a so to.ng extensively enlarged. INCREASE OP INSANE SOLDIERS. Ijie largo general hospital at the Insane .Asylum is being broken up, in order to afford better facilities for tbe treatment of the insane soldiers rapidly accumulating there. Ihere are now at this institution over one hun dred of this class, and at tbe present ratio it is appro bended that the war will fill it with these unfortunates at no distant day. THE NAYT YARD FOR 1ROK-CI.ADS. 1 bo Secretary of the Navy having urged tbe Naval Committee not to delay tbe establishment uf the proposed Navy Yard tor iron-clads, tbe committee will probably report five In favor of New London,'Conn., and three in favor of League Island, in the Delaware river. CORRECTION OP THE NAVT REGISTER. The following notification has been made public Natt Dbpartmbnt, April 11,18#4. * In tbe Navy Register for 1864 the rotative raok of First sndSacond Assistant Knglneors is incorrectly stated. Tbo rank of First Assistants should read "with masters." and Second Assistants "with ensigns." Officers of the navy will bo governed accordingly. GIDEON WELLES, Secretary of the Navy. NO POSTPONEMENT OF TIIE BALTIMORE CONTENTION. It Is said by members of the ExocuUve Committee that there Is no probability of postponing tbe time for tbe meeting of tbe Baltimore Convention. THE MISSOURI CONTESTED ELECTION CASES. The first of tbe Missouri contested election cases? Bruco against Loan?is to be taken up next Tuesday. THIRTY-EIGHTH CO.IGRGIl. FIRST SESSION. Rtaats, Washington, April 38, 180-1. tmuiwi OS NBW YORK INPtAN CLAIMS. Mr. Clair, (rep.) of N. II., President of tbe Senate pro tem., submitted a letter from tbo Secretary of tbe Interior, recommending tbe appropriation or $1,070 to adjust a ret tlement of the claims of the Orchard party and First Christian party of Ouoida Indians In Now York. Miim IA11R OCT OF CORN HI SM ANll LEAVES. Mr. Bnuutrm, (rep.) of It. L, presented tbe memorial of our Consul at Vienna, recommending the purchase by the United Mates of the invention of Dr. Aner, superin tendent of tbe imperial peper mills and printing establish ment of Austria, to make paper and linen out of corn busks and leaves. Referred to the Agricultural Com mittee. ? apvrrss uranrs or ms mmetres on commerce Mr. Chanhlrs, (rep.) of Mich., from the Committee on Commerce, reported adversely on various bills, resolu tions snd memorials, and among them tbe memorial of tbe convention of commercial men of Ohio valley, held at Louisville, praying for the improvement by Congress of tbe navigation of tbe Ohio river. BOSORARLB DNKMASSBB 9or NATAL COALRBAVRRS AND FIRS ?BR. On saotlon of Mr. Halb, (rep.) of N. H., the bill to pro. vide for granting honorable discharges toroalheavers snd firemen In tbe navy was taken np and passed. RRLIBS OF NAVY VARA rLRRKS, BTC. The bill for the relief of tbe clerks In tbe Klttery and Philadelphia Navy Yards was alse passed. The joint resolution from the House for the classifica tion of the elerka of paymasters in tbs navy, aad gradu ating their pay, also passed. TBS VIRGINIA ?7DICIAl mSXRlfTR. Mr. Tbn Etc*. frep.) of N. J,, called up tbs bill to ehangs and define the boundaries or tbe Judicial districts of West and Kaat Virginia, and it was pnssed. adoption OT TIIR ROI'HS RSBOLVTNM lSt!BBAITN<l TRR TARIFF. Mr. irwotNTiBB, (rep.J of Me .from tbe Committee or Finance, reported, with amendments, the Joint resolution from the House to increase, for sixty day*., the pressnl duties of foreign imports fifty per centum, excepting on printing paper. Tbe amendments red mob tbe Increase on the present rstes of doty to thirty three aad one third per centum, an<l exempt toods in bond or traneit snd ?l/lt?oui tbe tiauie en'u-i.u* uo./eu t?i*r iff a tti books and newspapers from the operation of tbe resolu tion. Mr. Pmraum Mid the Committee on Consideration thought tbe fifty per rent increase was too much. Tbe committee were or opinion that when tbe new Itarlff bill was pa-sed, it would not, on au average, put tip the duties higher thau tiiirty-three itnd a third per cent. Therefor* it would be impolitic to make the temporary rate higher than that.l Mr. Bbsrkan, (rep.) of Ohio, said be had disagreed with tbo committee in their recommendation. Iho proponed inerease of fifty per cent was not on tbe value of tbe gooda, but un the existing duties. Therefore tbe House rate would bo but fifteen per cent additional really, and the rate of thirty-tfareeand a third per cent proponed by the committee was but ten per neut additional; so that thero was only a real difference or tire per cent between the two propositions. He thought that the additional tax of fifty per cent wan not too high He wan opposed to the exemption of foreign goods, in bond or transit, from tbis Increase of duties. Instead of decreasing, he would in crease to one hundred per cent, fie farored tbe bill aa it passed the House. Mr. Ciunm.hr, (rep ) of Mich., would vote rather to in crease than diminish tbe taxes, believing it waa necessa ry in war times. Mr. Fuwemikn would wash his bands ef the policy of levying increased duiiee on goods already importod. If tbe Senate wished to stop importations, they bad better increase the rate to fifty thun thirty-throe and one-third per cent. Unless that was the object we had bettor keep tbe rates as nearly uniform as possible. We should not legislate an if our only object was to get money; but should regard the general welfare of tbe country at the same lime. We had Included goods in warehouses and in transit in Its operation, and tbo business of tho coun try bad now been adjusted on that principle, and it seemed to him to be in the nature of a contract. If we made this change it would take tbe goods out of the country, and we would thus lose all tho duties. Mr. Hows, (rep.) of Wis., opposed tbe amendments. He was not only desirous to have more revenue, but also to check importations, wbicb were now carried to a ruinous extent. Mr. Hkwkn-kb, (opp ),ofInd., said in former times a proposition like this would occupy tbe Senate for weeks. This was a temporary expedient, and would be crushing to tbe agricultural Interest. He was astonished that so important a measure should be brought bofore tbo Senate and its immediate passage demanded. He should vote for tbe amendments. After remarks by Messrs. Com ami?, Clark, Johnson and Davis in Fupirart of the amendments, and Messrs. Ciiaxplkr and IIm.k in support of tbo original House bill, tbo ameudment reducing tho tariff to thirty-three and ono-third per cent was adopted?yoas 10, nays 17. The amendment exempting goods in bond and transitu was adopted?yeas 19, nays 18. The resolution as amended was then reported to tbe Senate, and a separate vote was ordered, on the motion of Mr. Surrman, on the amendmont as adopted in committee. The first amendment was rejected?yeas 21, nays 17. The amendmont exempting goods in bond and transitu was rqjectod? yeas 19, nays 19. The Houso joint resolution, in Its original form, was tben adopted by tbe following vote:? Yeah?Mepiru. Antbony, Chandler, Collamer, Carlile, Clark, Count-as, Cowan, Ooolittle, Foot, Foster. Grimes, Hale, Harlan, Henderson, Howard, llowe, Lane, of Ind., Lane, of Kansas, Morgan, Nfsmith, Pomeroy, Slierinan, 8praaue, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Van Winkle, Wilkinson, Wil ier, Wilson? 29. Nats?Messrs. Buckalew, Davis, Feasenden, Hendricks, Johnson, McDougail, Powell. Riddle?8. Tbe following is tbe joint resolution as passed:? Resolved, by tbe Senate and House of Representatives, Ac., Thai until the end of sixty days from the passage ol' this resolution, iifty per centum of the rate of duties and im posts now imposed by law on all goods, wares and merchan dise. and articles imported, shall be added to the present du ties and Imposta now charged on the Importation of such articles; provided that printing paper, unsized, used for books and newspapers exclusively, (ball be exempt froui the opeiation of thia resolution. Tbe Senate tben adjourned. House of Representatives. Washington, April 28,16G4. TBS 1-1TKWAL REVKfl'B BILL. The House went into Committee of the Whole oo tbe State of tbe Union on the Internal Revenue bill. Mr. Kasson, (rep.) of Iowa, offered a substitute for the 161st section, which was adopted. It provides as foP lows:?It shall not be lawful to record any instrument, document or paper unless tbe proper stamp shall be affixed, and the record when the propor stamp Is not affixed sball bo utterly void and shall not be used a# evidence The section stricken out proposed a penalty of fifty dollars for failure to affix the stamp. Mr. Famsworth, (rep.) of 111., oflered a proposition that every person, banking institution and association issuing notes, bills or other obligations as money, unless authorized by act of Congress, sball pay one-fourth of one per cent each month on tbe notes and obligations so is sued. lie said bis object was to compel tbe State banks to withdraw their circulation, and - to impose tbe tax not only on the money issued during each month, but also on the notes still out. The West do not want the shinplasterx aud rotten Issues of New England and New York state banks. Six mouths was too long to allow for tbe withdrawal of such notes, and he should like to see this done In one mootb. Mr. Knt.-ii.ijf, (opp.) of If. Y., remarked that the gentle man from Illinois (Mr. Farnaworih) bad ju Ik* wi?mi? dm. cl?r?Kj liW intaatioii to *? to suppress ? the State binks. Tbe people of tbe States, through tbetr Legislatures, have a right to create such banks, and thero is no power boro to suppress the?. The gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Karnuworth) knew that the people or tbe West could have banks or not. as they might see fit. Their Letaslatures aro the pro per bodies to carry out tbe will or the people. They bad no right to come here, through their representatives, and suppress the banks of otber States, where tbe peoplo are well satisfied with them. Tbe Stale or Now York has good banks?bines which are perfectly sound and safe. Tbe proposition of tbe gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Karnsworth) would do much mischief, and certainly would not strengthen tbo credit 01 tbe country. Mr. Morrill, ( rep.) of Vt., regretted that the gentle- I mm {Mr. Karnsworth) should have appealed to the West for votes. We are here, he said, as tho representatives of tbe Unitoil States or America, and not as tbe representa tives or tbe West alone. We are sent bcre to act for all tbe people, and not for any particular part. It was stated in a Western paper that he (Mr. Morrill) was "Morrill, of Vermont, and tho President-of a wild cat bank at Chelsea, Vermont." Now he (Mr. Morrill) never? was tbe Presi- I dent ola bank. Ibe bill, without tbe ambmimeut ofihe gentleman (Mr. Farnswortb), proposed to tax all the banks m a legitimate way. This was not a question of suppression or Slate banks. If tbis amendment be adopted it would retard tbe progress of tbe bill not only here, but In the otber branch or Congress. Mr. Uassos, (opp ) or N. Y., was sorry that the amend ment had been offered, and that the gentleman from Illi nois (Mr I'amsworth) bad spoken of tbe bauk institutions of the State of New York as "rotten." He (Mr (lanson) said .and it was enough to say atone time, that there were no banking institutions more safe, more sound and more satisfactory than the banks or the State of New York; and there was no better Hystem than the banking system or that great State. The general government has bad to copy from it to give character to its own system He (Mr. (iunsoo) opposed tbe amendment, because ton gress has no power to destroy Slate hanks. It bad been decided by tbo Supreme Court or the United States that they are lawful Institutions, and Congrues has no power whatever to forbid their creation. This amendment, if carried, may defeat the bill. Mr. Psicb, (rep.) or Iowa, expressed his astonishment that tbe amendment bad boon introduced. If adoptod It would raise a storm of excitemcnt throughout tbe country that the House would bo unable te meet. The object of taxation was that its burthens should fall equally upon alt men. Mr. Hot Jus, (opp.) of Ind., moved to strike out tbe words, "unless such banks are authorized by act of Con gress." U we ravor national banks at tbe expense or Stato banks much indignation will be provoked at tbe discrimination. We will drlvo out or circulation two hun dred millions or Stato bank circulation and supply Its place with two bnndrsd and nrty millions or national bank circulation. Tho financial credit can bo sustained only by crushing out tbo redundant note clrculatlog. Toe amendment or Mr. Holman was adopted. Mr. Ariold, (rep.) or III., said tbe passage of tbe amendmoot would largely increase tbe revenue. Ttoero was no class that could better pay the ux, as they Issue three or rour times tbe amount or their capital stock. Mr. Fhhtos, (rrp ) or N. Y., appealed to Mr. Faros worth to withdraw his ameudmont, as tbe subject la volvod tbe wide scope oT tbe merits of tbe two bank sys tems. Let it come before the House in a separate bill, otherwise tbe passage or tho bill will be delayed. Mr. I'sWlswonTti declined to comply with the request, nts amendment simply proposed to levy a ux on tbe banks. Gentlemen were willing to tax anything else in God's world, and why not tax tho banks' issues? He w-Mild like to have greenbacks circulating and redeema ble everywhere. Mr. Gmswotn, (opp.) of N. Y., regrotied that Mr. Cams worth bad Introduced his amendment to suppress Stale banks, as it was calculated to retard Ibe passage or the bill, lor which tbe people were looking with Intense Interest. Mr. SMcrono, (rep..) or Oblo, favored the amendment. Kvory man saw clearly that wo cannot sustain a national currency and a Mate bank currency at the same time. Une or the other must go to tbe wall, and It waa only a question of time. I nleee tnere be some corrective of tbe over isauee, ruin will ensue to the government. Mr. Puis, (yep.) of Me., also expreesed himself lo fa yor of an exclusive greenback currency. Mr. Hoonm, (rep ) of Mae*., was in favor of taxing all bank circulation, as It would tend to give an exclusive greenback currency. Mr. Karnsworth's amendment to tbe section In relation to banks and banking waa again read, as follows ? That every person and banking association er corporation Issuing notes or otber obligations. ealculaled or Intended te circulate as money, shall pay one fourth of one percent each month on suoh amount, or which) having been leaned, remain In circulation. This waa agreed to tor yeas 52, nays 61. On motion of Mr. Holmm, tbe section was fnrtber amended so an to Impose the tax upon tbe average amonnt of capital stock, omitting tbe words "beyond tbe amount inveeted in United mates bonds." On motion of Mr. Ybam**, (opp ) of Ky., It waa) or dered that tbe tax abali not be Imposed on any bank In process of liquidation. Mr Hoopra offered on amendment, mak log tbe tax on incomee ton per cent after one year. Tb.s after debate waa refected. Tbe committee tben rose. nsaiAiiB laon rna rnasinsirt rpoaukito tun st ?rvartsn rao rt a or ? *st ntssaen. Tbe OfKiaan laid before ibo tleuee tbe following com munication ? To rna llnitoBABl* Sisirs . <u> fk>t?s c? Kstamwrs Ti?wr? . bs>r fewer to trace* i bvew ib si aMr** ?e t*? j President of the United Stales, and through him to h*ih houae-i of Congress, oo the <x>n<iition or the people or Kant Tennessee, anil asking their atteotiou to the necenaiiy for soui&action on the pari of the government for their relief, aod which address is presented by the Committee of Organization, called "The kast I'ennossoe Roller Asso ciation." Deeply commiserating the coudition of those most loyal people, I am unprepared to make auy speciCo recommondntion for thmr relief. The military is doing, and will continue to do, the best for them within its power. Their address represents that the construction or a direct railroad communication between Knoxville and Clumnnaii, by way of Central Kentucky, would be of great consequence in the present emergency. It may be remembered that in my annual Message of December, 1801, such railroad construction was recommended. 1 now adu that, with the hearty conuurrence of Congress, I would yet be pleased to con strue! tho road, both ror the relief of those people and for its continuing military importance. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. The address to the President recounts the sufferings of the people of Kast Tennessee sinoe the rebellion; claims that from a voting population of thirty.live thousand Union men from fifteen to eighteen thousand have stolen 'a way from home and enlistod in the Union army in Ken tucky: that the rebels, m 1861, took sixty thousand hogs and other stook in proportion; that Burnside's, Sher man's and Longaureet's arutioe have exhausted the re maining supplies; and that perhaps not flvu per cent of the aecustored breadth of wheat can be sown this apring, tlj*" loaces being destroyed and the farms being left desolate?not even with a supply of soed for common farmiprodncts. It asks, lirst, for prompt payment of tho claims against tho government; and, secondly, for rail road facilities for obtaining supplies for the destitution which a single year of Industry cannot remedy, and it estimates the expenses and losses which a railroad in 1801 would havo saved at Qvo millions of dollars. The signers ci' the address to (be Presidont say, in conclu sion, ">llow us to congratulate you upon tho success which has been attained by the Union troops in brook ing the power of tho rebellion, anil to express the hope that. w;ith the entire restoration of the national authority, our people may everywhere be blessed with the roturn of that peace and prosperity which can only be enjoyod nnder it." uhgtuaic I'Bom tub rnsEinicNT rib.ativb to the states or MbM8R8. SCBKNCK AMP HI-AIR. The Speaker also laid beloro tbe House the following message from the President:? To tub House or Rei'SHsextativks:? in obedience to tbe resolution of your honorable body, a copy of which is herewith returned, I havo tho honor to make the following brief statement, which Is believed to contain tbe interrelation sought prior to and at tbe meeting of tho prosent Congress:? Robert C. Schenck, of Ohio, and Krank P. Blair, Jr., of Missouri, members elect thereto, bv and with the consent or tbe Senate, held commissions from the Executive as ro^jor generals In tbv volunteer army. General cichenck tendered the resignation of his said commission, and took bis seat in tbe llouso of Representatives, at the assem bling thereof, upon the distinct verbal understanding with the Secrotary of War and tbe Executlvo that he might at any timo during the session, at bis own plea sure, withdraw said resignation and return to tho ileld. General Blair was, by temporary agreement of General Sherman, in command of a corps through tho battles in front of Chattanooga, and in marching to the relief of Knoxville, which occurred in the latter days of Decem ber last, and or course was not present at the assembling of Congress. Whon he subsequently arrived hore he sought and was allowed by tho Secretary of War and the Executive tbe same conditions and promise as was allowed and made to General Schenck. General e&benck has not applied to withdraw hie resig nation; but whon General Grant was made Lieutenant General, producing some changes of commanders, General Blair sought to b<> assigned to the command of a corpB. This was made known to General Grant and General Sherman, and assented to by thorn, and tbe particular corps for him was designated. This was ail arranged and understood, as now rememberod, so much as a month ago; but the formal withdrawal or General Blair's resignation, and tbe revoking of the order assigning him to the com mand of a corv, were not consummated at the War De partment until last week, perhaps on the 23d of ApTll instant. As^a summitry of tho whole it may be atated that General Blair holds no military commission or ap pointment other than as herein stated, and that it is be lieved be is now acting as major general upon the as sumed validity of tbe commission herein stated and not otherwise. There are somo letters, notes, telegrams, orders. entries, and perhaps other documents, in connection with this subject, which it is believed woald throw no additional light upon it, but which wijl bo cheerfully furnished If desired. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. April 28.1864. Mr. Schssck, (rep.) of Ohio, explained that be was elected to Congress while engaged in tbe military service, and ho had considered for several months whether bo would lake his seat here or not. At last tbe time ap- | proached when it became necessary that he should come to a decision. Mr. Scbenck then related his conversa- j tion with the Secretary of War and the President on the subject, and these gentlemen said tbat the matter could be arranged so tbat he could return to the military ser vice. lie tendered his resignation on the 6tn ol Decem ber last, accompanying it with a request that he (Mr. Schenck) should be relieved from command. He did not now claim to be In any sense In the military service, his resignation having been formally tendered ami accepted. WmMmI* wammmmam wmm. on moMo of Mr. Ci*iv, referred to tbe Committee on P.lections. TBS ;]*TJCRf.iL tax mu> The House then resumed the consideration of the amend ments to tbe Internal Tax bill. Many of the amendment* wore agree J to tn masse, and others were reserved for serrate votes Mr. Fkrnando Wood, fopp.) of N. Y., offered a new section to repeal the act of March taxing foreign liquors on hand. Mr. WAroBrKXB, (rep.) of 111., presented a substitute to tax domestic spirits on band. The vote tbrroon was deferred. The House refused to concur iu staking out tbe follow inp.?"All gas companies are hereby a.ithori'/.nd to add to the duty or tax tbe price per tbousund of cubic feet gas sold." The House rfused to tax coal, illuminating oil, Arc., Ac., twenty h/o cents, ana lert it as'originally re ported?namely, twenty cents per gallon. The Houso also refused to agree to tbe amendment taxing crude petroleum a dollar a barrel, and refined p-troleum a dollar and thirty cents a barrel. Tbe House voted on UN amendment or Mr. Karnsworth. taxing tbe bank circulation one-fourth of per one cent on all amounts in circulation, which was adopted by a vote or 78 against <14 Tbe House voted on tbe amendment to increase the tax on cane brown sugar from one to two cents per pouod, and agreed to It?74 against 06. 1 lie House at live took a recess till seven o'clock. EVENING SESSION. VHK < 4VE or ortlRAL BLAIR AOAI* BRbCCHT t?f. Mr. ScaBTOI, (rep.) of Ohio, asked leave to offer a rteo lutlos calling on the President to furnish copies of all letters, notes, telegrams and other documents referred to in tbe Tresieent's message of to-day id connection with tbe answer to tbe Inquiry wbetbor Francis P. Blair holds any appointment or commission In tbe military service of tbe I'nited Stales. Mr luwsox, (opp.) of Pa., objected to tbe introduction of the resolution. Mr Snini K made a few retnams in addition to his for mer statement!!, to tbe efleet that he drow bis pay up to the 5tb of December as a major general, or to tbe time bis resignation took effect, and did not begin to draw pay as a member or '"'ingress until the 7tb of Doccmber, when he took bis sent. Mr. Dawso* withdrew his objection to tbe introduction of the resolution. Mr. Fkiwa-ido Woon. for tbe public good, renewed the objection. It was inopportuM to offer it. Mr.SniKNi k?1. all the momber to order. I bare the floor by consent of tbe House. Mr. Fekn?!>do Woon?I objected to tbe introduction of the resolution, not to tbe remarks of tbe member. V be is not oivil be will not be allowed to proceed. Tho Speakkr said that Mr. tfcbenclc had obtained unanimous consent to qv^ke a statement. Mr. Frrxawo Wooim-I hope bo will proceed civilly and courteously or not at all. Mr. Saturn resumed?I*st there should be misap prehension, and ?s be was unable to Introduce tbe re solution, be said there was not rrom him the scrape of a pen relating to any negotiation concerning a return to tbe military service. Tim nrcxxSAt Rirowrs mix. Tbe House resumed the consideration of tbe r>mend ncots to tbe Tax bill, and having disposed of all or them by concurring in the recommendation of the Committee of the Whole on tbe state of the Union, the House pro ceeded to dispose of tbo new section offered by Mr. Fer nando Wood, vi/. ? So much of the seventh section ef tft set of March 7, 1864, to Increase the revenue, as levies a tai of forty cents on spirits Imported prior to that date, lie aud is hereby re pealed, and the Secretary of the Treaiury be directed to re fund and pay all moneys thus exacted. Mr. WAMiru Rvs offered the following m a substitute ? Tbat all spirits of a domestic production, and held for ssle on the I?tor May, 1*84, and upon whish no tai sha.l have been paid, shall be subject to a duty of fitly rents per (ftI Ion, and all such spirits on hand for sale on which a prior duty shall bare beeo pal 1, a doty of thirty nrnts per gall in ; provided tbat bona flde retail dealers In spirits, dulr licensed, shall not be taxed on their stock on band. who?e quantity on band does not exceed two barrel*. Tbe question was taken on Mr. Washburnes substitute for ?Mr. Wood's proposition, and tt was agreed to?yeas 72, naye 61?as follows ? Tras?Messrs. W. J. A Ion. illey. AUtaon, Ames, Arnold, Baldwin ?f Mass. Rsldwtn ef Mink.. Baiter, Boftman, Boutweil. Boyd. Brat.degee, Brown ef W. Va . i banler, Cobb, Cole, Cfeeweil. Dawe?, Dawson, Detnlng. Dlion, , Doaueliy, Drlgga. BMW, MM Kllot Farnswortb Han son. Orlno-ll. Hotchklss Hubbsjd of Iowa. Uubbarn of Coon- Jenckes, Julian, Keseoa, Kelkgg ntMich., Kellesg of H. T , Kernan, I?oan. Iiongyear, McAllister, McBride, MeClurg. Miller of J. Moerhead. Morris of Morri son, Aroos Myers Nortan, Odeli, I'srham. Pike. Price, Ran. dallof My.. Rollins ef It. H., Rfce or Me.. Rosa, Hcofleld, Shannon, Sloan, Steele of N. T., Thorn*0, Upaon, Wash burne of III., Waahbiimof Ms-e, Webster, Williams. Wli. s in Wind. m. Fernando Weed snd Teaman. Nats?J. r.. Allen, Ancona, Bailey, Blulne. Brooks, Broom all, Freeman Clark, , <0?. Cravene, Denniaon, Eniileb, Fentoo. Fmc^ (Mrtjeld, Qridee. (Jrlswold Harding, Har nngioo, Herr*r Hlgby, llohnan, Honpey, Johnson of Pa., Johnson of Ohio. Reify, RIM. t*w, La/ear, Le Blond' Many, Marvin. McDowell, Mclndoe, McKinney, Millar or Pa., Moreill. Monis of Ohio, lfenanl Myers. Nelaon. Noble, 0 Nelll of Pa.. O'Neld ..f Ohio, Orlb, Pendleton, Perry. Pomer iy, Radford, Randall of Pa., Riee of Ma?e , Sehenefe, Htee's nt N T., Stereos. Stiles, Stroase, Stuart, Tliaycr. Ward* WheelW, Chilton A. White, Joeeni W. wilio, idl der, Wlnlield. Tbe bill wa* passed by a vote of 103 yean sgs nst 33 oays, an fellows ? Tsas? Mesare. Alley, Allison, Am's, Arnold, Bailey, Bad Win of M.eh., Baldwin of Maa*,, B.nier, Be.urfitn, Blaine, mow. tieatwiML Boyd, HlMdSce* KroomAil, Brown of W *e >Teemai> Ci?rA frnvtik* '?eeew^n. Dsrle of Mil, TV.we*, Demlng, Dixon, Donnelly. Drifts*. Baklev, JiliQl, EuKlUb. Karutworlb. t'euioo, Gannon, OarlMld, (imliw, Grlaiiell Orl'iwnld. Hall. Harding. ILgbv, liolinao. Hooper, lIoU'ltkiHH. flutiiiard of lowt, ilobhuril of l unn , Jenckes, Julian, Kh*so:i, ICWlcy. Keilogi: of Mich., Hello;;# of N. *., Kcruitn. KI113. Loan, Lotigyar. Marvin, McAIIh ter, MuBrlde. MuCAuri:, Muln.toc, Miller of N. V., Morh^aT, Morrill, Morris of N V? Aiiion My<rs, L'-ouard Myers, Mel lon, Norton, Odoll, O'Neill of Pa.. Orth, Patterson, Perham. Pike. i'onteroy. Prloe, Rtuli'ord. Randall of lr.. lUmlall of Pu , Rice of v..**,, Rica of Mx , Koblnton. Rollins of N. If , Bcbemk, rinofiuld, Shannon, Hlo.m, Spauldlnit, Nmele of N. Y., Steele of N. J., Thayer, Thomas, U tfon. Vfoabbnme of !!':?. Washburn ?f Ma.sn , Webster, Wheeler, Williams, Wilder, Wllsou, Wlndom. Wlafteld, Yeamao. Na*h?Messrs. James C. Allen, William J. Allen. Ancona, Brooks, ('hauler, Coi, Dawson. Denniaon. Kden, Klu' k, ilarriutftou. Merrick, JohnHon of Ohio, U?r, L? K ond. Marry, McDowell. M<'K.iunuy, Morris of Ohio, Morrison, Noble, ONelll of Obio, Pendleton, Perry, Ross, Hi Una. Atrouxe. Stuart, Ward, C. A. White, J. W. White and Ker nan<lo Wood. So tbe Tax bill was pased. The House at a quarter to nine adjourned. Metal. DISMISSALS FOR THE WKBK ENDING APRIL 23, 1864. Major W. T. Strickland, Kilty second Indiana Volun teers, to date April 16,1864, for general inefficiency and incompetency. Captain I'. J. Phillips, Third regiment Veteran Reserve corps, to date April 8,1804, for drunkenness. Captain Daniel Gilleit, One Hundred and Twentieth New York Volunteers, to date March 28, 1864, for being in tbe city of Washington without authority. Assistant Surgeon James C Thorpe. Ninth Ohio cavalry, to date April 18,1864, for habitual drunkenness and neg lect of duty. Assistant Surgeon TV.mas I" Morgan, Tenth Missouri Volunteers, to dale April 20, 1864, for habitual drunken ness, gross nngloct of duty, and absence without leave. First Lieutenant Francis B. Lacy, Second United .States infantry. First Lieutenant Thomas Byrne, Second United States infantry, and First Lieutenant James Butior, Sec ond United states infantry, to date April 21, 1804, for absenting themselves from thoir camp In violation of orders. % Second Lieutenant Addison M. Bloom, 128th Ohio Vol unteers, to date April 16,18ti4, for drunkenness ou duty and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentloman. Second Lieutenant J. H. Nessell, Seventh Katcas cav alry, to dato April 18,1864, lor gambling and oflerlng to bribe an officer or the Provost guard. Second Lieutenant Max Von Caspers, Fourth Missouri cavalry, to date April 22, 1864, for disobedience of or ders, neglect of duty and violation of the forty-third ar ticle of war. Tbe following officers, to date March 28, 1864, for ab sence without leave, having beon published officially and failed to appear bofore tbe commission:? Surgeon A. Weidenbach, Thirty-seventh Ohio Volun teers. Second Lieutenant Alexander D. Patten, One Hundred and Eighteenth Indiana Volunteers, The order of dismissal heretofore issued In the case of Captoin Henry W. Manning. Sixty-first Illinois Volunteers, to date March 26,18f>4, for gross public druokeuness and broach of arrest, has been continued. DISHONORABLY PISCHAROED. First Lieutenant John Walkinsbaw, Sixty-second Penn sylvania Volunteers, to dato April 20, 1804, having ten dered his resignation for insufficient cause at tho approach of the season for active campaigns. DISMISSALS REVOKBD. The orders of dismissal in the following cases have been revoked :? Captain M. A. Dowalng, First New York mounted rifles. Assistant Surgeon David Scott, One Hundred ana Forty second Pennsylvania Volunteers; and he has been honor ably discharged upon tender of his resignation, aa of the date of the order of dlamisual. RESTORED TO COMMISSION. The following officers, heretofore dismissed, are re stored, with pay from the date at which they rejoin their regiments for duty, provided the vacancies have not been filled by the Governors of their respective States ? Captain W. A. Barn, Third New York independent battery. Lien tenant George Brown, Seventh Vermont Volunteers. RECALLED. Tbe notice of dismissal published March 23, 1864, In tbe esse of Second Lieutenant A. B. Farnsworth, Eleventh United Statee infantry, Is recalled, there having been no order of dismissal issuod in bis case. ? DISABILITY RBMOVEP. The disability to re enter tho military service, result ing from dismissal therofrom, in tho case or S. M. Pres ton, late captain and assistant adjutant general, has been removed. NEW8JROM THE SOUTH. the Petersburg Etyrts* of tbe 21st instant conta ns the following:? UNION MOVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA. Orange Oour.T Housa, April 22,1864. It Is reported that the enemy commenced to-day moving up their rear, preparatory to an advance. Nothing is going on In our front indicating an imrae diate advance. The roads are dry and bard. capttrr op a cjcioj* err. Rinmown, April 30, ISM. A Yankee spy, under the assumed name of Sterling King, was arrested on the lBth at Marion, Va. He was recognized as a detective from Chicago. HBBEL 81'CtKfH IN MISSISSIPPI. Mobiif, April 22,1S64. On Wednesday General Wirt Adams repulsed one thou> tana five hundred federals near MechanicBville, Miss. CAPTl'KB Or 0EM. CASKS' COURIER. Mobilr, April 10,1884. Warren Adams, a courier from the trans Mississippi army, reports that on tbe 9th instant'a courier from General Banks to General Franklin was captured. Banks says lhftt tho town of Hastonup Is surrounded by rebel cavalry that tbe Rod river lias fallen, and that forty transports und gunboats are caught above the raft, and cannot get out till the waters rise. KRBB1. PROGNOSTICATION'S OF Sl'CCF.P*. (l'rom the Atlanta (<Ja.) Appoal, April 18.] U was known more than a week since tiiat the three armies of Smith, Price and lay lor were marching to a point of concentration. Price, who, It was generally believed, was marching north, was suddenly beard of marching toward Sbrevcport. It was the purposi or the Confederates to bring tbe invader* to tbe issue of a battle. If Banks was equally willing to light, and we suppose he was, relying upon his supposed overwhelming force, there was nothing to prevent tbe occurrenre of this bat tle. Supposing it has taken place, tbo chau< os of victory were in lavor of tbe <:on:odoratcs, now Ashling under their favorite leaders, and reported to be in line tlgbtiog condition. As for Bauks, It would not be tbe first time that overwhelming odds, relied on for victory, have brougbt disappointment to Yankee expectations. BBBKL REPORT OP TBE CAPTPKE OP PORT I'H.fcOW. A spocial despatch to the Mobile Adcerlitrr ami HtgitUr of the lfltb insL gives intelligence from Fort Pillow to tho I2tb. Forrest attacked Fort Pillow with Chalmers' division tbe Uth The garrison consisted of three hundred white and four hundred negro troops, lhe commander of tbe fort refusing to surrender, it was takon by storm. Forrest lad Bell's brigade and Chalmers lud Mcculloch's. Both entered the lort, from opposite sides, simul taneously. and an indWcrimtnate slaughter followed. One hundred prisoners were taken and the balance slain. The fort ran with blood. Maay iumf>ed into tbe river and were drowned or shot in tbe water Over one hnndred thousand dollars worth of stores were taken and all guns captured. Tbe Confederate loss was seventy-five. Lieutenant Colonel Reed, of tbe Fifth Mississippi, was mortally wounded. Til* VAMTR OP ItKBr.I, CU1RKSCT. [From the <'buttonooga Gazette. April 23.] An intelligent deserter from tho Twelfth Arkansas was In oar otllce last night. He states that the old issue or rebel currency is worth. In specie, (2 60 per $100, and that the new is worth |4. He states, fiirther, that the several officers oxercise extraordinary vigilance to pre vent deserting to tbe "Yank" " It is his opinion that one-hair or Johnston's srmy is ever oo duty watching the otber balf. PRICES in Monn.F. Momut, March 1ft, 1864 Everything >s very higb here. Flour is $340 a barrel, bntter |12 per pound sugar ??;, and ruolaK*o? $20 a gal Ion: domestic*, glO; a yard calico, (14 a yard silk *40 a yard, shoes from |* > to fioo a pair. N?w York Central Railroad. REf!*N?T!ON OP PREKIDKNT CORNTNO?BI.KCTION OP DUN RICHMOND TO HI* PI.AVE. AUUST, April 28, 1864. * a meeting of tbe directors of tbe Jfew York Central Railroad Company, held to day, Hon. trains Horning ten dered hit resignation aa president of tbe company, which was accepted. Dean Richmond was then unanimously sleeted President and R. M Blatclifvrd, Vice President. Death of Mr. Jam?i BalUiesE, the Pott OfBce Special Agint. NoRwim, Conn., April 28,1864. Janes Holbreok, tbe well known speolal agent of tbe post office Department, died at bis residence Id Brooklyn, Conn., this afternoon, after a long lllneer. Dtifl*f*?ib?4 Oentltatb ?t the Balti more Pair. Baltimore, April 28,1864, Secretary Seward and several foreign Ministers came to Baltimore to night by special train, furnished by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and visited tbe Fair, where Mr. Seward and tbe otber visitors were received with great enthusiasm. Mr. Reward was prseenteo with an elegant sofa cushion, and made an eloquent speech. Itau>* OoTtRincno* to th* Fair.?On Saturday e?en. lag a Vocal concert will be given at Irving Hall by tho pipito ef MigRor A. liarill, under the patronage of the Italian Benevolent 3oc*ty, "Union and Fraternity." Tbe proceed* ?f lb? eotcrt*U,iMot nr? to be yivro to tho ? OJ*.. REINFORCEMENT OF THE REBEL ARMY. The Troops from South Carolina and Georgia Bashing Towards Virginia. lien. Beauregard Passed with flii Command Through Wilmington. Confirmatory Statement* from Different Sources. PANIC III BICEMOND AND PBTHISBBB6, Present Position ?r Lonptreet'i Force*. WiaiiiNaToM, April 28, 1904. Reliable Information baa been rooeived here that lx>ng street's army is at present located at Charlottesville, Va. > as a reserve of the army under Lee. General Beauregard Reinforcing Lee. OUK NAVAL CORHKSPONDBNOB. On WiuasaroN, April 22,1861. We took off this morning two mere refugees from Wil mington. They gave us some very valuable information of the enemy's movements. They have relnfercod Ma son borough wlftt a regiment of Infantry and a battery of artillery from Wilmington. General Beanregard went through Wilmington on the 21s! Instant, with a largo number or troops, on bis way to Rlohmond, Va. The enemy are sending all the man they can to the re bel capital. They say they expeot to be attacked from three different points, and from the information which wo have derived they are going to malco a desperate effort to drive eur forces out of Virginia and North Carolina. Onr York town Correspondence. York to w*. April 28, 1844. ' PAS10 IK RlCHMOBn AND ITTKHBDUKO. A rebel deserter who entered onr lines at Williamsburg yesterday brings intelligence of tho existence of a con siderable panic at Richmond and Petersburg, the rebels living in momentary expectation of the sudden appear ance ef one or more strong Union columns. Uany of the Inhabitants are moving further to the South, and the impression Is general that Grant's campaign will eventuate in success, and that Richmond will be com pelled to succumb to tbe heavy masses of troops moving under his command. ooncnmuTioi* op rebel forces. This deserter h<e served for a long time past In Florida, and succeeded In effecting bis oscape while on furlough at Richmond. Ho states that troops are being rapidly moved forward frem all the Atlantic States to tho rebel capital. Tbe utmost difficulty is expertonoed by tbe rebel authorities In obtaining transportation, and tbll is assigned as tho canse of the delay in tbe arrival of Longstreet's corps at Richmond. Tin ROADS on tbe Peninsula are In splendid condition for a move' mentof troops. There has been no rain of a serious character for some time, and but little difficulty would be met with In moving a heavy force, with all lis accompany, ing trains and artillery. DBSERT1058 have almoet entirely erased in this portion of the depart* ment. Tbe effective measures taken by Gen?ral Cutlet have been atteadod witb very good effect. Anv men ma) now be placed on duty as sentinels with tbe certainty ol being louud at their posts by the relief. CAPTURE OP XAVAI. DCKRTEH*. Captain Hays, of the gunboat Crusader, had bis attea> tlon attracted yesterday by the suspicious movements of a small sloop that was passing the mouth of tbe York river and running op tho Chesapeake. A boat from the Crusader boarded tbe stranger, and, not receiving satis I factory answers from tbe Ave men composing the crew, I banded them ever to the tender mercy of Captain Kiem log, Prorodt Marshal at this jjofnl. Tney Anally, con fessed that they were attached to the crew or tb* (an boat Pequot, and bad stolon the sloop at Portsmouth with the Intention of escaping Nortn, and bad succeeded la running out of tbo Elizabeth river and eluding tn* v|gt> lance of all the picket boats at Fortress Monro*. The Statement or Two Georgia Refugee*. Washing?*, April 28, 1S04. This morning Stanhope Gaweckio and Mary Gaweckio, refugees from Augusta, Ga., presented themselves at the Provost Marshal's uiUce, and were released upon taking the oath of Hdelity to the government. Mr. Gaweckio stites that on the l&th of last month tbe rebel authorities issued an order prohibiting citizens from riding on the railroads from the various points Id the South loading to Richmond, in order to facilitate tb? movoments of tb* robot troops, which wero being hurried up to Richmond in largo numbers. At the time Mr. Gaweckio left Augusta, Ga.?which ?H some two weeks ai*o?there were no troops stationed at that i <iot. Th<we that bad been quartered there were withdrawn a few days previous and sent forward to Richmond. Wlion Mr. Gaweckle was at Richmond he saw large bodies of rebel troops on tbeir way to reinforce General Lee, and the arrival ef every train rrom the .South at (bat plnco increased their numbers. NEWS FROM NEW ORLEANS. Arrival of til* Halted States Transport America* The arrival at this port yeslerdiy of tne steamer America, Captain Share, from New Orleans, places na in possession of dates Irom that port to tb* 10th insl. The remaus of Colonel Benedict, of the One Hundred and Sixty second New York Volunteers, killed at the battle of Doasant IIill. arrived by tbe America, In ohargo of Lieutenant Tan Wyck, one of Colonel Benedict's staff officers. Colonel Benedict, In the recant battle* io Louisiana, commanded a brigade. Major Cbarle* J. Hoyt, paymaster, United State* Army, bad resigned on account of ill health, subject to Ike de cision of the War Department. Capt. T) W Ring, Co. A, First New Hampebire cavalry, belore reported killed in the late battl*, la safe, but a prisoner in the hands of tbe euemy. ibere are about fifty others from this regiment reported missing, includ ing tbe chief bugler, Henry J. Durgin, none of when bad been heard from. MR. wX. TOUNG's DgHPATC*. N>w ormuxs, La., Arrlt 19, ISM The steamer America leaves (o morrow morning, and ? r nd a few points of some Interest to tbe public, whlcb may possibly reach you earlier than by any other source. In consequence of the rumor that tbe navigation of tbe Mississippi Is obstrusted at Fort Pillow, flour baa ad vanced 10 per barrel to-day. It t* reported that there has been a cavalry skirmish near Port Hudson, but It is not credited in military clr ClThe enemy are *ald to have appeared, four thousand strong, near Batoo Kongo, but this is probably alee a ca nard. MARX ITS. Ni w Ohmmis, April 10, ISM. Cotton yesterday was higher, tho advance sloce tb* 14th being le. a 2c.. sa'es 1,000 hales. at T8c. for middling. Sugar higher, with an active demand at 2?e. a lie. Mo lasses active at Me. a 88c lor new. Gold 80at tho close kxchaoge on New York, a ^ premium for tight. Movemeati ef Secretary CMaae. ? Pniianm.rHM, April 28,1884. Mr. Chase, the Secretary of Ute Treasury, is sttU to this elty. Nothing Is publicly known regarding hit future move meats. Meetlag oC the Stockholder* of tki Cam* dca aad Aiahoy Railroad. Bcrmrtow*, N. 3 , April 28,1888. A meeting of the stockholders of tbe ('amdea aad Asa boy Railroad Company was held in this place today. In the report made tbe extonslve end radical improve ment* now in rrogrees were dwelt upoo at length. Tbo double track, enlarged stations and tncreeae ef equip ment* were shown to be in rapid progress. The stocks holders heartily acquiesced in and erdorseU the eeceswM riljr N*?? MiaMara 4

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