Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 13, 1864, Page 12

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 13, 1864 Page 12
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NEW YORK HEKALD? JUU% IHMUMN BMffBTft ?cnoH and mortujaruii. 0?IMC* W. * . OUKfM <MT rtTITOM a?? w *??"?? XXIX 133 ? r-rar-ff r.- ? a ? - ? - -s . - VRVSliMJBStl THT8 BVKNIMii. K^IUI'LtlikRjKV Vir.>Ad?aj.? A? Hoc* IB Bbvihb? 'HfUfn s?? II *W ALV.CK 8 TtfKAfHIfc Braad*ay.-*0??t>il* WINTER UAIilfiK. Frradw.-0TBU.U1. OtVUI'lC JtU*ATK?. Broadway ? Sob??0?T Ei??? Ti?v?puttr vn?***, -Fanaui ?n fV/ Bor/iRY THEATRB. L* "On ! CT "f IffTI Bi. T? lBM*k hill * f^OWKE* 'THEaTHK. R?w?ry? r*w Aouas TuiJin Ksfcl Ut-MlLUMkB ? IIOLIBA* KArtVTVS Ui'SKiM. Hi??dwaj_TVo OlAXa, Two r?<Rn. '4tm?w Wu at Is It, A*. H all Mum. uui u tii k i *?ua 7 ?, J'. R. WINS: REUS. Mocbanksq' HaU. r Bm< Bar.- fa.ohAH 8'>us. U**cb*. Hv BLKa^uu Ac.? Uu* ABB >?!' oltKUIBAt'M ?<><?? 8 MINBTKKL ua.1, 514 Broadway.? CmioriAa (BH'f i?CK Ac ? RAU.UOAD Lvlumob. iku/D?aT theatre. 486 Broanwar.? I Alt* lie AN THEATRE. Ma M Braadwar.? B aluti, r?M<JI!>U, H.VBI llulkx Ac. ? Ukcn ALAIUI - B*"-ON PlABOUyCE. 485 Broadway ? Rbbbbt Bblub. ?? YORK Ml'SKtm or ANATOMY . <19 Broadway.? ttiMituui ISO Ltcipui. from 9 A. M. Ull Mil*. M. HOOLVT'B OPKJtA -aODRK, Broaklya.- Eiuorul * *or oa. Dakcc*. Bvtixfida, Aa WITH SUPPLEMENT. Mew T?rk, Friday, Nay 13. 1W4. THE SITUATION. Tbe news from Ike armlet to-day la most bopef ulead sncouraguig. Genera) Grut bu got hie forces Into mk a post (too after seven daya' fighting aa moat rsadsr victhry lot onjy -certain bat ipetdj. Owwil Iitei' army la depreeeed, ao harassed for ml of supplies, and ao out off from tta ooaa sauo>cati0us la urery direction, thai It cannot hold oat aa ch longer against tbe combination of difficulties which eorround It. Haras reported that Lee sent a flag of traoe to General Srtal on Wednesday morning, aa our line waa advancing, Miring (or a cessation of boat 11 It lee for forty -eight hour* la bury the dead. Grant is reported to have answered promptly that he had no time to bury bis own dead, and that be must advance, which, it ap; <? us, he did with e^me effect. General Burnalde drove in General HIU'b corpe. The colored troope In re* enrvo were called into action and fought desperately. i wring the battle of yesterday a brilliant operation waa performed by the Second army corps, aboat four o'clock ? ib? afternoon. Major General Banoock captured an entire rebel division, Including tta commander, General Ed. Jotroeon and Brigadier Generals Geo 8tuart and Robert Johnson. Toe division constated of between tw > and three thousand men and two batteclca of aix tieeea e.ch. Tbe darkness and storm favored tbe attack General Hanoock, and he took the enemy by surprise. A severe battle was then going on. General Sheridan announced to General Meade? w bo leaned the deepatch to tbe troope amid much enthusi asm -that be had tarned tbe enemy's right, and got late their rear with bis -cavalry. Be oat from eight to tea id ilea of tbe Oraage Railroad. Grant conaternaUoa prevailed among tbe rebela. General Sheridan aaya that be expecte to flght the enemy's cavalry on tbe South Anna He recaptured Ave hundred Catoe prteonera, la oladlng two eolonels. Wo giro fuller detnila to-day of the torribie battlea of Tuesday and Wednes<^y, aad a map of tbe battle field of Virginia. tbe report that General Lea laaeed aa order to bla men that supplies from Richmond were cut off baa been ooo flrmed by documents found oo rebel prieonera. News from General Butler reports him within three miles of Petersburg, whese Beauregard la Intrenched with twenty-Ore thousand man. Be has oroased tbe outer Ooof of defences. Tbe s plead id operations of Geo. K aula's o*va!ry in cutting tbe railroad, and tbe recent movement of < eneral Sneridaa In the rear of Lee, cuta off Beaure gard effectually bulb from Richmond and from tbe army of i.ei oral 1-ee, leaving htm Without auppllea, completely leolated, and with ao proa peel bnt a aorrender to General Be Her. General Sherman , after three days akirmlehlng, baa drh en the rebels back to Rocky Ridge aad Butsard Boost Mountains where be was shelling them. The Last accounts /eeve hltn la that position. Deepatcbca from Onlro on the lltb atnte that throe retted States transports were fired apoo and daetroyed below Alexandria by tbe rabola on tbe 6tb tact Tbe rebel Generals Correct, Ch aim era, Roddy aad Lee vera aald to b? at Tupelo on Saturday. General Steele la fortifying Little Rock, Arkansas. It Is aald that the ne groee who fell into tbe bands of the enemy were well 'treated. Ad v loos from Vicksbarg to tbe 10th, state that aa ex .^edition had left there for Tacoo City Tbe rebel Gene <mla Lee. Hoes aad Adams were there, witb a large force, end aa eogagetneei waa daily expected. Tbe rebel Iron -clad North Carolina, supported by four woOdec v assets, made aa attack an tbe Kaaeemood on -the 8uh task, In tbe New Iolet, V. C., but waa repulsed. EUROPEAN HEWS. The a tease* hip Africa, from (Jueenatown on the tat Of May. reached Halifax yesterday morning en her voyage to Bmton. Her news la two days Inter. lord Fainerston's Cabinet was aaaalled In the House of Oammona far tu oouree uiwar-ls the rebel privateer Tea oalooea. Tbe acikoa of tbe government waa austaloed by ? majority of thirty-four. t*r\ fto by condemned the cooduct of the government towards tbe Meiers. Laird In the rami seizure affair. Earl Ku?eet1 defended tbe (executive, which, he eaid. bad by ita vlgllanoe prevented (be Lairds from plunging Eng land into a war with the United States. Tbe Danes had evacuated Krederlcta, and withdrawn to Femern Island. Tbe conference continued suspended In London. The British Cnannel fleet bad Balled for tbe Downs. The Km{ of Prusela and Em per or of Aaetria were to vlaH Ditppel In company. a nteellaf between tbe kmperor of Austria and the Sm per -r tf Russia was epokee of. At tbe Shales pert tercentenary celebration at Frankfort polutoai Ul feeling waa manifested at tbe banquet be. tween the English and Germaas, but the American Consul ond otters made conciliatory speech* aad reatored amity At '.he 3haksi*re anniversary banquet la Frsakfert tbe Germans ami F.iglisb manlfeated considerable polRleal III reeling lowarda each other. Tbe United Stalca Cutaul enade a conciliatory speech. Toe Liverpool oottoa market was buoyant M an ad vaaoe or one aad a hair of a penny over tbe official quota tattoos llreadatuffs were firm. Provlsiona quiet and oteady Consols doeed In Iswloo at #ij^ a B1K> Tbe rebel lean waa Arm at ao advanoe. COVOIESI. In tbe taetiaie yeeterday Mr. Wiiaon reported from the ?Hilary ' inmiiteea preamble and resolution to author* tee ml railroads to the oouoiry operated by steam to trohofort government fre urht. mails, pansetigern, troops and auppllea. A resolution calling on the Navy Depart sweet for to for mat Km in reference to toe ereotton of a nasval depot at Kltiery , Maine, was adopted. The (frealer part toe of tbe day'seeeaton was oonnumed In a discussion ?f the bill to amend tbe charter of Washington city. J)y UMe bUt erory male resident of the capital & the lefal age, without rngard tocolor, la allowed bo vote Dtfbreot amendment# were offered, but none' of tf.em w>fr ad'. pled, and, without final action having been taken on tbe H ?i li|! wX* A rmvtj Hop r?f adopted 1 r_^ on** ? .v ,or ? 11,1 i ! the?eoe-Ml 4Hr> * ?"* ??* ? +-"***? I oiMwwmtiX or tbe prs?*ot w and ibu-e smcs ??? ^IT tba ^Ui- m ?k>ck U.T wore born frotn 1 wbMU th-y apposed, with a statement of confirm., tlona. reeagoaiione, deatha In the eer vice , tel. | After beHltug so SXSCUtlva ooaslon ?*? SeoatO adjoarned. ^ till Moada*. In the House of Bepraosatatlvsa the Speaker H ismtwd ibe reoohinoo xf the New York Cham bar of Cuwm?ree. sutameadstory of Mr. (WIW *ha?e *" ? >??? * *?*? graph betwben Furnpe and tK* Caltad 9tatea, rib Mhe#ta and Behrtng Stratta. Tbe bill to |l? ?o?dier? and Wtilora 1 IomimH no the eoaftecatod estates of ?k?bwMl*?? up, aad a ?"*$ debate ?? It enaeed. It waa finally pauad by a vetefcf asvsety-Bve in ths affirmativs to btity-fcw In the The House rt? m???i aoaaHera ttoaef ?bebMdeetartogtheOsmdeeaadM?aB?ta,sw?tha ' lUrllu n< Dataware Bay rstiroadb aattendl paotal military rant*. After mi ?tt?M dtacnsatoa * .AititoU for tbe "bill waa accepted aad pawed. by s'sty-throo yaaa to VtfNfn naya. TMa wbalHili prov Id* , * sffsat, that mry railway company k tba MM States wheae road w operated by steam ta astherlsed tooarry over aa id road all freight, Malta, pasaengers goverameat sap plxa aad troops. fross oae State to another. sad receive compensation tlianft>. Tba Hnn a^oaraed wlthnt transact tag aay other bastaeM. mXSCXLLAHEOTJB im Tba Board of Cooocttneo waw la lesslns yesterday, bst <h? business litmcM was aatilf af ? routine nature. Bto Honor tba Mayor aant ta a conmaalcaUon racoon otDiliti tbo paaaaca of ai ardloanoe prohibiting tbo ?Mltlag of 'at wltbio tbo city limits, wbtcb waa referred to , tbo Committee on Pu*l?o Health Mayor Guntber (i mad tba tax lory for tba preaeat year, and In annoaao tag that fact * la tod that ha waa taduoed to do ao by a soose of foatice to tbo aameroaa persons who have claims against tbo city. Ho disapproves of tba actloa of tbo Common Connc* ta striking out tbo approprlattaos for tba Blind Mechanic*' hut It Qt ton and tho Inebriate Asylum, recommeads tba Jadldeas oxpoodltare of tbo pablle no naya by sever al practical anggaatlond, and oalla npon tbo Ombbod Council to aid Mm ta tbo work of retrenchment. A roaolntloo adopted by tba A dsrmea rolatlva to lay. tog oat a portion of tbo F ark aa a parade gronnd for tba Flrat Dtrlalon of tbo mlHtta pw rfae to a lengthy dta cuaaton, wbtcb roanltod In tba motion being loot. Peroral members voted against tt, be ho ring (bat they bad ao power to grant anab a privilege, and a roaolntlon asking tbo Corporal lea CotHtaoi'a opinion apaa tba legality of tba matter was proposed aadloat. A large anaabor of gao??l orders ware passed, and, after a lengthy eeaskoo, tba Board adjonroed till Monday. A special mooting of tbo Chamber of Commerce ?s bold at one o'clock yesterday, to hear tba report of tbo oommlttoe appointed at a | previous mooting to oonslder the recent decision of the 8ecratary or the Treasury In relation to the applicability of the taw Imposing a tempo rary Increase of flfty per cent duty on 'all foreign Importa tions for the period of sixty days. The question In dis pute between the merchants end tho Treasury Depart ment Is. whether goods bonded previous to the promul gation of the law are subject to tho same duty as go>da Imported subseiuont to the passage of tbo act, A me morial waa submitted by the committee, which was re ferred back to the same committee, with power to cor rect its phraseology and forward It' to Washington, ask ing Congrcts to interpret the law, and to designate at what date the same went into eflbot, and whether goods, tbs duties upon which wsre paid before tbo bill was signed by the Rresident, can bo bold liable for the pay ment ?f the extra duty. The opinion of the Chamber was tbst tbs law was unjust and oppressive, sad should be so amended ss to operate equitably on those who are affected by Its provisions. The remains of Major Geoeral Sedgwick arrived In this city yesterday morning, ta charge of a few officers of his staff, and wars placed ta tbo Governor's Room , which was vMled by h sad re its of people. The body will be taken to Cornwall, (fean., to day for Interment. General Bandford baa ordered the Eighth regiment National Guard to parade as an escort. The forty-eighth anniversary of the American Bible Society was bsld yesterday morning ta Irving Hall at ten o'clock , the President, James Lenox, Bsq. , In tba , chair, tbo meetiag wss opsaed by Bishop Janes, after which the ropo^a were read, setting torth that the In come of the society daring the T yea* bad been ' 1660 .ITS M from sales of boohs, donations sad legacies, and the total losa* valued at lUI^N 61. Tbo grants or the society of nsooey sad books were $161,144 63, snd for foreign work $00463 63. Twenty-elsht new anxll larles had been recognised , ninety life directors snd 1 ,636 U'e members ooastltsted. Books printed, 1,6M,106; books Issued 1,500,4T8. The aggregate Issues of tba last throe years, 8, T76.U9. lbtal since the commencement or thOFOCiety, excluding foreign distribution. 18,834,306. Number of agoots, thirty-eight, of which saven were abroad, an <f twelve new agents bad been appointed. Tbe arpy and nary bad been Mpplled with 766.076 volumes through the Christian Cans mission, nod to all nearly 3,000,00* since the oommeacemest of the war. Tbo freed men of the Booth and tbo seceded Staves had b??a supplied, the Brat with 16.490 sad the tatter 3M.878 volumes. Ttfb society bad employed thirty ool por tears, scd publishes the Bible In forty -six dlfforoat Isuguagss. The meeting was addrensed by the President; the Revs. W. L. Thornton, at Bigland; Dr. Ferris, of How York. B. Sunderland, Roverdv Johnson, Jr., Esq.. Bevs. L. Taylor, of the B. aad F. Blbto Society; T Dnryea, Kow York, and D. Out. TOg Amor lean Ooogregatlonal Union bold Its annual moot ing last evening in Plymouth church, Brooklyn, when brief patriotic speeches ware made by the Rev. Henry Kard Beecbor, Dr. Bacon, Bev. Theodore L. Cuylsr, Rev. Mr. Hastings, George Tbompaon, of Englsnd, aad the Rev. Dr. Kirk, of Beaton. Our sketch of tbe speeches ta crowded out by the w?f Mn The twenty -eighth anniversary of tbe American Tom peraaco I'nton waa bold at Irving Hall last evening, Governor Bucklagbam, af Connecticut, President, la tba chair. Rosolutl'bs were pnaoed thanking the President and the military autberltleo far tbe protect ion they bad given tbe troops against those who would tempt aad -destroy them by tbe Intoxicating cup. Addresses aero delivered by the Rev. Alfred Cook man, Dr. Marks. Bov Mr Strlerby, Jen. A. Rrlggs an1 others, snd tbs Inevita ble Hutchinson Family wound ttr tba proceooiags with s patriotic song. Tbe atteodaaso was rather slim 7 be Women's Loyal National Leac< e bald their second anniversary yesterday mom lag at th* Qiurch of tbs Puritana. Lsngtby reeolutkme, pledging tbomeelves, not to the sapped of the govoramoot, but to aev -r rest until a new nation aad a now constitution to suit then wn pecu liar views were rataed from tbe mtas of ear pre?*nt dts tracted eountry , were adopted Addresses weredft>?ered by Wendell Phillips, George Thompson. iAicretta Mott and Karnestlne L. Rone, all more or tees expressing their ap proval or tbe reeolutlons, and dlssatisfsctloa with the ac tions of the admlaletratlon. He business was transacted, and after tbe delivery of tbe addresses tba meetiag ad. Jeurned. The oeventy-ttrth aaalvernary of tbe Tammany Society waa oelebrated laat eveolng at tbe Old Wigwam, In ancordanoe with a time-honored custom. Grand Sacbem I'urdy presided, and psrformsd tbe Interesting ceremony rrf Installing tbs new sacb?ms and officers. Ibe building Is undergoing a emirss of thorough renovation, but owing to tbe present proprietor's Inability t? bars tbs hotel In a condition to furntah the necessary accommodation* tbe usual banqast was omit ted. Tho following sachems and offlcsft wsre duly In Initsiled, after which the meeting adjourned ?Sschems? Isaac BoU, Daniel K. Delavan , Charles G. Cornsll, Matthaw T. Fir en nan. Doaglas Taylor, Petsr B Sweeny, John F.. bevel in, William M Tweed, Jamea B Nicholson, Edward Cooper, John T. Hoffman, Albert Cardoio, Jebo Hancy. Treaorer? Henry Yandewator. SecreUry? Casper C. Cbllds Sagamore? George ?. Messorvs Wiakmkls? Stephen C. Dsrvea. Tbe seoood day's sossioa of tba Spiritualist's Conven tion wss held yesterday at Clinton Hall, and waa not characterized with entire harmony. Tbs discordant els ment, slightly perceptible on Wednesday, was mora tur bulsnt ysnterday, and called frequently on tbe nerve o( tbe chairman. Tho ma|p business of tbs day was an ad drasa by Mrs. ?wnsend and Mrs. Bliss a religious poem by Profeaoor Hamilton, which created considerable stir, and a resolution recognising tbe reporters aa great spirit ual pl.eoomeon. The third day of the sesnlon will com raeuce st hair peat ten this morning. rtio American Telegraphic Company transmitted from Washington >eaterday to the preea of tbe country flfty eight thousand seven hundred and forty words? the largest sDiouot ever sent for tbe press In one day. There * as a large calendar of cases pr*par?d fW trial yesterday Id the Court of (ieneral ."esslons. but owing to the absence of tbe witnesses for tb* prosecution Assist ant I ustrlrt Attorney Hutching* s*ked to ^avs the Jury dlseliarged till thin morning. The t'oltrd States uteamer Sacramento, Commander Kslksr, from Boston, and tbs Uolted States ship Onward, from s crulfce, botb arrived at Rio Janeiro on the 24tb bf March ,<^nd wsre *tlll at that port on the 3d of April. | Tbe bai derided again* the aotlo* for the ?jfr'" Mum ex a aoiia.-Mr m ibe 1 "*f "f * th >i ? ?Ottl? H??Wu M InmW^ tMaatate, ?vluch th? Surrognta aaya ainaarit to ha tsaafa ban da. rb* roek ao rar as U>a railroad list ?i< con 'oaraad. with tM aicaplkoa of Harlan, *a* a?t ao atrna? raaiarday morntnf aa at t*a o-antog of tha My-prenoas. tod vnoaa (mva way a llttla. Tha aitaeottauanua list . haw ,r l flr* ?* adraacad qaotattoaa. Gold onaaed at 171. aad'atoaM at l?H. Ooraramwt w^mmim wara aaaady, Hi tOa daaaad waa HfM. tlaaay aaatfaead aaay at <fca nrfla* rata of hMaraal aft Mr aaat Baara^y aarlblat waa Ulkad of la baataaaa ylaaaa r? W*(f bal Ika mat katlha and Dotoa Tletortaa la Vta fUrta Saaraaiy aay kaataaaa waa doM. ??pa * a f.w ouMMdlltaa. Owtag U> tha eontiaaad ftaetaattaaa la >??, te . Marly all anMa. were aaara or Ma eaatmal, and katk Myara aad aailara wara rataaaaa* la aaaa Pr?SM al wfelah tMy waa Id oparata. Patralaaw am "?wd Im.ndara fair iwaat CMtaa waa iwady. 0? 'Cka**aihara waa a aoraaaaat la wkaat fkr axpart, aad tM aataa wara tM tar?aet far mmjt waaka. Aa raeatpta ware kaary, rraabtaff aaaiiy twa bandrad tboa Mod baMaia: Maa a aawidaralk portlao wr this Md Mm aotd prerlaoa te arrival, tM market wm aat da jraaMd ky ?m laereaead aa** ffaar wm wHkaat deoidad obaafa, tMagfc Mia aettve. : Oan aad aata wara drear, wklla aftbar earaala wara dan. Tm kapaMd dm, aad aafaa* ?aaa wara oftoHad far Jaly m k%k aa SSI, bat tM aaa rkat aioaad taaoaly Lard waa aaalar, M*MMr >.WMm wHMm SM*ed ateaf*. rralgkta ? ? f? Tr' ml larja aagaiatdaais tf i^yr-a Hiatal aoadtMBdrad Md trty tkoaaaM Make*, wara mada to Oraat Brltaia at Myrevad rataa. WMakay waa WiUMHtl Myartant cbaaga. ?** OjwraUoaa la VlrKiaal?_AMalwM Victory Cartel ?. We hay? abundant reason to belfavd that H will aat 44 take all manner." BvenfaTn the greet drama in progreM aoith of tbe Rapidan follow one another with terrible rapidity, and the catastrophe fa certainly near. General Lee had at the commencement ef thfa great aeries of battles rather leas than one hundred thousand men. His losses fn killed and wounded, through six days of persistent com bat, were equal to oars; his losses by prisoners ?nd stragglers were much greater; and it is not likely that he had left more thaa sixty thon sand men at the close of the sixth day. On the seventh day (yesterday) by a bril liant exploit of the Second corps of the Army of the Potomac, Lee lost a whrte division, ?umbering three thousand men, taken prison ers, including a major general and two briga diers, together with twelve pieoM of cannon. He has been compelled to announce to his ?rmy that bis communications with Rich mond were cut, and that there were no rations; ?nd if there are no rations there are per haps aot many cartridges. All that is left, | then, of tbe rebel army of Northern Virginia is a broken, disheartened, hungry and worn out agglomeration of lew than sixty thousand men. How much longer they can atand the per aistent onslaught of our victorious troops tbe reader can readily judge when told that troops who depended alone upon discipline and or ganisation for their excellence fail all at once when they Ml at all on theee points. Making due allowanoe for exaggerated reborts, iu seelMmJ? to -Hmm+faL great!?? Mvitu days' battle has left Lee's army need up.' After that same army had fought seven days ou the Peninsula, it was compelled to retire to I Richmond, unable to seise tbe viotory that Its eoaimaader believed to be within fata grasp. We believe that the seventh day has evss more completely destroyed its power now than it did then. News from General Sheridan, in """H of the cavalry corps, tells us who It fa that has interrupted Lee's communications with his capital. Our cavalry, under this energetic leader, had turned the 'enemy's right wing, gotten in his rear, broken up the railroad, destroying cars, locomotives and oommfasary stores, aad spreading oo as tarnation through the country and in tbe rebel army. All this must tend to further the demoralisation or the shattered remnant of the rebel army that still holds together, and gives cumulative evi dence that Lee's army must go to pieces soon. No army, with suoh difficulties, and so beset front and rear, can flgbt much longer than Lee's army has now fought We give in our Supplement to-day a full and ftear map of the theatre in which the opera tions of the Army of the Potomac have been carried on. It illustrates admirably the letteri of our various correspondents descriptive of the positions of the various corps of the two armiM, as well as the relations to each other of the fields of battle in the Wilderness and at Spottsylvania Court House. General Butler makes good progrsss appa rently in carrying out his part sf the great plan. He is within three miles of Petersburg, aad inside the first line of works by which tbe enemy had expected to oover that place. Beauregard occupies Petersburg with twenty five thousand men, and General Butler, It fa expected, will not only be able to keep Beaure gard from reaching Richmond with this heavy reinforcement for Lee, but may also be able to capture the whole foroe; for Beauregard fa without supplies to subsist his men for any lengtb of time, and his lines of communication have all been out by General Kaute. Both this operation of General Kauts and the similar one of Sheridan in the rear of Lee's *r? likely to bare a great effect npon the rasnlt of the coatMt. By theee operations Richmond. L?e and Beanregard have been separated from one another and prevented giving mutual support In any way, and been compelled to stand and fight alone. Two Intercepted letters? one written bye member of the rebel Congress and the other by the ohief clerk of tbe rebel War Depart ment-given in another column^ present a good view of the ideas of tbe rebel leaden, | and show what a blow Grant's great advance bu been, and bow completely It baebroken up the whole plan of operations that the enemj bad laid out for the spring and summer. The rebel member of Congress, considering It pos sible that the coinrntm. cations between Rich mond and the Southern States might be out, _ ? r wn ip Hi.it tt>t forced abandonment of Virginia by (jeoer*l Lee, whose army other wise "cannot he provisioned for three month*.*' The Wu Department official states Genv Lee's plan to he the invasion of the North, With one hundred and fifty thousand men, tearing in the intrencbmenfs at Richmond, or on the North Anna, tfcirty thooannd men. With this plan ho says that Davis and the rest are delighted, and that it will certainly be carried out, * unless, nn fortunately, the enemy adrsnoss before Lee is ready." O rank's washing and terrihke en si aught has prettf well broken up all tfceoe plana. Riohssend la severed frem the Booth, sod even If Lee ana get to that oity ho eannot possibly stay there. Owiag to the deetvoetlon of the Weatsra wires by a heavy atom, than ia mo late* news from General Sherman *f army. ) Th? ROOOSVHLT HoBFTTAL FOE Sic* and Wovnokiv? The Legislature a the last session pwood a law giving: the trustee appointed by the will of Mr Booaovelt full authority and power to carry oat Its provisions in the erec tion of a hospital for the tMatinont or rick and wounded persons. Judge ''Roosevelt, we be lieve, is President of the Board, and tbey have one million or Mian to expend for that pur poeo. We understand that ths trustees intend to oemmenoe operations immediately, with a view to be In a condition to take charge of some of oar wounded soldiers who bare been disabled in fighting ths battles of the country? to relieve the sufferings of those heroes who left home and all that is desr to them and faced ths cannon of the enemy that the Union might be maintained sod the iation survive. It is stated that the trustees are about to apply to the Corporation for real estate for a site on whfeh to erect their buildings. There can , be no doubt that a site will be furnished by the city; for oertainly no official can refuse to give his sanc tion to such a praiseworthy and noble object In our opinion no place Is more suitable for such a hospital than Hamilton squars. That location, in ths first place, is one of the best that can be had in the city. The plot of ground Intended and set apart for that square, lying, as it does, adjacent to the Park, is not needed for a publlo park, and cannot be pnt by the city to a better nse than the erection of the Roosevelt Hospital. It is a healthy loca tion, and everything about it especially fits it for the site sf an institution of this kind. We trust that tbe city authorities will move in this at onoe, and we have no doubt that their ac tion will be followed by aid from Congress, and that before many months roll round the Roosevelt Hospital will be a reality, and not a project talked of to be built in the future. Let there be no delay in this matter, and the city oan soon boast of one of tbe finest hospitals in the country, and . a vast amount of suffering among our gallant wouaded soldiers will be prevented. When this war oommenced our sol dier citizens were among fhe first to rally for tbe defence of the nation; our capitalists were .-the firat to step forward and farakh the fundi to oAFrfW The" ^war. Ksfc letrWt**?oord be followed by their being the first to ereot a per manent hospital to take Care of those who have been wounded on the battle field. , Ths Clomko or or ran Orut Ganssvoor? SwixDLa.' ? Comptroller Brennan has been or dered by a mandamus from one of our oourte to issue bis bonds for six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ths amount Involved In what Is known as tbe great Corporation Gaose voort swindle. Tbe swindle originated over tbe old Fort Oansevoort property, which was presented to the Corporation, and sold and re sold, and fought over aad about, until finally tbe question of right In tbe matter has reached its present apparent solution. Mr. Brennan must Issue his bonds, of course, and the only remedy now for the publlo interest lies with tbe Mayor. If the Mayor will take a high posi tion In this matter, and refuse to sign the bonds, the money oannot bo paid, and all the oourts in the country can do no mors than send the Mayor to prison. It remains to be seen, there fore, whether Mr. Gnatber has the elevation of character to do an honest thing, and ge to prison for It There is hope that he has. He has re oently shown himself to be possessed of high moraL courage, and evinced the disposition to look keenly after tbe public interests. He snd Boole have lately stopped fighting one soother, and have combined for the removal of nuisances ? a ifoble team for tbe purpose. ? Qcabtrt or AxiKADAn Slxkks. ? There ste four journals published In this city? one British, one French and two so-callsd demo cratic ? which must be noted for their oxtraor dfnary humanity. It is remarkable that this fooling breaks forth with more than usual vigor whenever tbe Union forces are success fol. On those ocsasloas ths journals we refer to are filled with homilies about the fearful daughter or men. They weep and groan over tbe wounded and the dead, and hope? oh 1 so rineerely ? that this may be tbe last of tbe war. These same journals, however, can never see this thing In the same light when tbe rebels have tbe advantage. They palliated tbe mas ?ore?the oold-blooded butohery ? at Fort PtUow of a surrendered garrison ; tbey never arald give credence to tbe barbarous treat ment of our prisoners In rebel dungeons, and have often Indulged In high-flown threats as to that "last ditch" to whioh the chivalry or tbe South would retire and die. We would suggest to two of these journals less oonoern about the humanity or the war. and more about tbe par ties they represent? Jeff. Davis and Louis Na poleon? the Interests of both of these Indi viduals being particularly shaky at this period. British iNroauaas . and Srias in thb Cock ? We have bad evidence In the ooluuns of the leading English journals? tbe Times, Pott and Herald, of London? that a number of British spies were In this country, calumniating our government and giving all the Information in their power to onr enemies. It Is not without surprise that we find American journals de fending these British spies when tbey are df> nounoed. Ben Wood aad his Daily News might, we think, find mors fitting employment than bolstering up British spies. Tus Cixvri.and Contention.? If this con vention ban the sngaeity and moral courage to nominate Grant It will simplify the Presidential campaign, adjonrn the Shoddy and 8bent-per Shent conventions Indefinitely, and place the Blair family, ths Fornoy coterie aud the WeeJ clique where thoy ought to have been long ago. "I, Propuw la rlttM U Out ?? tkla tr U T>k? all There is somethingnesitively sublime In this brief end simple iK comprehensive oxpi se nior! of General Grant le his modest deepateh of Wednejrj?y last to the Secretary of War ? " I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takea all summer." There Is nothing here of the pomposity of Cheer's "Veni, vidi, vici," nor ! of Napoleon's grandiloquent allusion to the pyramids; nothing more than the statement of a fixed purpose, in the plainest possible terms; ,*nd yet nothing ha* ever been written which so clearly defines this model soldier in bis true character, and nothing so well adapted to in spire the higheA confidence In his eomplete success, a? this dmple declaration? "I propose to fight it ent on this line, If U takes all am* mer." ThsM words from General Grant will thrill the pnbllo ear like the blast of a trum pet, and will be Interpreted by the pfcbllo mind fire* the record* of Port Donelson, Vlcksborg, Chattanooga and "the Wilderness." They will be acoeptftd as signifying that, against all impediments and all possible contingencies. Mm ltne of operations upon which he has entered will be pursued to the'end, and that there will be no intermission from whieh the onemly may repair damages from the telling blows already administered. In this unpretending hero of the West the reader of history will detect, In a high degree, the terrible energy of Richard the Crusader and Charles the Hammer, the nnliinohing tena city of Oliver Cromwell, and the unfiling re sources, daring expedients, sagacious calcula tions and wonderful endnranoe of the "Little Corporal." In illustration of the ready rseouross of General Grant, we have a striking! example In the result of the two days' hand-to-hand bat tle in the woods and jungle of "the Wilder ness." At the close of that sanguinary seoond day, Friday, the enemy had gained n decided and dangerous advantage, in dislodging from Its position a portion of the right wing of our army. There was the danger to General Grant of being turned on that side the next morning, and cut off from the river and his base of sup plies. To guard against such a disaster Gene ral Grant, ''according to the books," ought to have fallen back upon the river during the night, and over it if possible. But Grant saw his opportunity, and instantly seized it. He widened the gap between his right and the river by removing a whole corps from that side around to his extreme left. His object was to draw the enemy between himself and the river, in order to bring him to the test of a battle from which there could be no retreat General. Lee in the morning reoognlzed a defeat in this simple experiment by marching off with bis army towards Richmond. In strategy, skilful combinations and tactics, and in stubborn fighting, there are few generals of the present day superior to Lee; and there are few that can surpass him in conducting a retreat But his strategy and tactics, and his massive combinations on the field, are thorough* ly understood by Grant; and even his skill in retreating, we dare say, will fail this time to save him to fight another campaign. I WWu n struggle between two armies equally brave is reduced to n mere question of endnranoe, that army whioh outnumbers, and Is better fed, better equipped and better supplied in every way than the other must inevitably win. A victory thus achieved must also be inevitably decisive. It must determine In this case the issue not only of the campaign, but of the war, inasmuch as the strength of the rebellion is the army of Gen. Lee. Whsn Gen. Grant, therefore, say* "I pro pose to fight it out on this line, if It takes all Summer," he knows that, when crowned with success, this oampaign in Virginia will be the end of the war. Terrible in this view as are the losses of our brave soldiers, this "short, sharp and decisive" war policy of Gen. Grant, even in the light of humanity, is the best We havs reason to believe that a very few days now will settle the fate of the rebellion. It is staggering to its fall from the crippling blows of Grant, and cannot survive the summer. A Few- Qtjbbim.? What baa bscome of tbe Sanitary Commission? What are they doing in these battles for tbe weu tided aoldiera? Where la the million of dollars raised at the late Sanitary Fair In this city, whioh oar sitl Rens snppesed was to be osed to relieve tbe sufferings of ov rallant soldiers? What has become of tbe four hundred thousand dollars raised at the Brooklyn Fair? Where are tbe hundreds of thousands raised in Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, Cincinnati and other im portant points? Wo hear of private funds being raised, physieians.aad supplies sent en to relieve the suffering soldiers on tbe battle fleld, but very little, If anything, from the Sanitary CommUsloa. This is the time for tbem to apply the funds plaoed at their dis posal. The emergeacy whioh the people looked for whoa they poured out this large fund is now at hand. The wounded now num ber tens of thousands, and are constantly in creasing under the active operations of our armies and tbe gallant work being done by General Grant Let the Sanitary Commission oome to the rescue and perform the work of charity needed in this crisis. Oca Was Correspondents.? -We referred a day or two age to tbe fact that our correspondents at the neat of war run many risks in the discharge of their duties, and mentioned two of these gen tlemen as having been made prisoners. We now hear that Mr. Finley Anderson, one of our correspondents with tbe Army of the Potomao, was, during Tuesday'* battle, wounded In tbe arm by a shell. Witb characteristic plack, Mr. Anderson pushed on to Washington, however, and, arrived there, dictated his despatches in time for our yesterday morning's edition. This young gentleman was only a short time sinoe released from a rebel prison, where be bad been oonflued a year. General Banes and President Lincoln.? Home of tbe republican papers say that Lin coln is to blame for the disasters in tbe South west, and that be ordered Banks there at the instigation of the ootton speculators. We think that this is very likely. Lincoln was certainly to blame for tbe Florida expedition and for the uselees raid of Kilpatrlck against Rich mond, and very probably he ventilated another of his little plans In the Rod liver affair. But, fortunately, Lincoln has now abdicated In favor of Grant, as far as the military department goes, and he will abdicate entirely on the 4th of March, 1866. ? ? b ? ? DmflWo tJacn Cp Gnnuu.- The of Representatives has adopted a resolution din missing used up generals from the amy. Nn> doubt the Senate will do the same thing. We with that Congress would adept another jmsfr resolution, d Smlssiag all the used op politi cians. It wou d ooafer a great f&vor upon tb|. people. However, if the Cleveland Convention Dominates Grant it Will fcave\he same effect, aftd completely break up the Shoddy and tha Bhent-per-Shent conventions. A Word or Caution to Our Gawmt. ? Front onr losses of generals in these Into hnitlM> in Virginia, and particularly from the fad that Gen. Sedgwick was killed by a shnrpafceoter; and that Gen. Wadsworth was probably billot by one, we apprehend that Gen. Leo has or ganised a special force of mark*ine? fer the special duty of picking off our officers, in the hop*, perhaps, that they may even reach tbo* General-ln-Chie'. We would therefore urga upon oar gene rale, Incflfeiog especinlfy Gen* Grant sad Gen. Meade, (hat they are net ex pected to put their lives In jeopardy >?. an un necessary exposure to the enemy's sharp shooters. The veterans of the Army of tha Potomac need no hazardous exposure of thelf geperals to lead them into the breach. Lfrnovnro Wonderfully. ? Secretary Stantoar and General Butler have vastly improved la M. pnt^tkny recently. Stanton has discovered Ae.. trse \ J D3 y of issuing bulletins, nod Ms present rjytH Tslbr superior to Ms old stylo, and muck nnrw oredltable to Mm. As for Butler, her is much better employed in advqaa* tag upon Richmond from the south than H* making rales for fast-to ngued secesh fcinslsa, noisy imbeys and prating parsons. Ws ssena* ' to give tiuss worthies full credit for this im provement if it continues long enough In weak geanine. SHERMAN! Continued Success of the Army of the Cumberland. The Reb?Js Driven to Rocky Ridge lit Bazzard Roost Mountains. Everything Satisfactory for the Union Cause, to. &c.. to Tbmmcix Hill, Ga., May 11, 1864. After three days heavy skirmishing, la which all the corps participated, we have driven the rebels back to Rocky Ridge and Buzzard Roosfr Mountains, from which we are fast shelling them. Everything is going on in a uoat satlo - factory wby. - IMPORUWT FROM RED RIVER. Ttro Oaabosti sad Tkr?t TrsaissrW * btttroy?d Below Alexsndrls-Gkasral Bsaki Still at Alexandria, <kc., As. Gaiso, May 11, IMA. Tbe despatch host Ososrsl Ljros, from Mow, rsporte ? that em tb? Mb lost, ths transports City Balls, Aim, aad Wsrnsr, la paasldg a battery twslrs tnllss Mow * Alexandria, were tired upon and destroyed. II If .reports'! mat ths rebels boarded the ilnast Bams, on lbs Rsd f Ivsr, forced bsr ore# Into tbe held, . aad tbsn sot ire to hsr. This report Is not tods bed for. Its c unboet Signal was aleo destroyed by tbe battery , , and tbs fun boat Covington was sst on lire to prevent bsr falling Into tbs hands of tbs rebsle. Tbli battery Is compoeed of gnns captor sd from Pal ? ral Bank*. _ General Banks remains st Alexandria, aad l# strong i ; enough to resist any attack mads upon him. During tbs Qgh> abore Alexandria, whan the gunbssl Joltst was dsetreysd, tbs Cricket, Admiral Porter* beat, suflersd ssvsrely. Both snglnesrs were klllsd aad maa y * of ths orew wounded. NEWS FROM ARKANSAS. General Steele Portlfjrlnf Little Roek Row Steele's Hegrs Treepe were VisatOl > by the Rebels, Ac. Came, May 11, 1844. General Steels's forsss were actively sogaged la forti fying Little Rook. All wss quiet on ths Arkansas river. Rebsi savslry had goos la tbe direction of Fort Smttb, . and it was ramorsd tbat they had taken Dardaasllss, a small town below Fort Smith. It is eald tbs rebsls did sot carry oat thslr system of * sUeghUirtng colored troops st tbs bettls of Saline rlvsr, bat took many of tbe wounded, dres*sd tbslr wounds, aad sent a flag of truce to Gen oral Steele for an eiohaasa of prisoner*. Tbe reason ssstgnsd for this la thst Iks negroes daring tbs whols of General Steele's sampalga took ao prisooers. A rebel force Is ssid to be In the imsMdlsts vie laity St" Pine Bluff, Ark. NEWS FRfll THE SOUTHWEST. Rebel Perse nt Tepels, Miss.? Union Sate* eeesee In Weel Tenneesee, Ate. Caibo, May 11, 1S04. Tbs rebel Generals Forrest. Chalmers, Riddv and Lee are ssid to bs at Tupslo, where tbsy had a grand review on Saturday last. An ee iped Uniee cavalry officer reports Union see oesses st Jacksoa and Bolivar, Tanaesaes. The simmer Bells of Mempble hai arrived from Mam* phis, with ons hundred snd four bales of cotton. The steamer Commercial bad arrived at Memphis, with nine hundred and seventeen bsiss of cotton. Movements of General Caaby? Captsre of a Pleket Foree near Colnnabms. Ey.. Ale. Csmo, May 11. ISM. General Can by aad staff arrived here this morning. Oe Saturday night a small band of guerillas passsd be tween the camp and pleket post of an expedition sent oab by General Prince from Oolambos, Ky . under Cotoael Moore. Tbs guerlllss poancsd upon oar pickst fores aser May Held, and saptured tbs whols of them without ser (brass knowing aaytblng a boat It aatll after It waa ao* somplishsd. Am Bipedllloa Against Taaoo City. M limns, May 10, ISM. Advises from Vtaksburg state tbat aa expedition ha* Ml there for Ta?oo City. lbs rebel Generals foe, Rase aad Adams wars at Tasso City, with s large feres, aad an engagement waa tel^T expected. Tbs rebsl General Forrest has paassd southward. Can*, ral Sturgls waa anable te sosm up with blm. Sews front Onlro snd Mens pit I a. CLiiso, May 11 , 1SS4. Ths steasasr lUvsr Mcon, from Memphis for Clnslnaetl, pasasd here last eight, with one thousand aad seventy* ssven bslse of ootton. < Tbsstsamsr Patrick, with asvsa hundred balss of cafe , toe, for Kvsnsvllls, bss also paaesd here. tight hundred balea of ootton ware aold at Mempble ami Saturday. His huodrsd balss brought Tic. psr posnd J ' * snd ths resasisdsr T4o. a 78c. Tbs total reoslpts for tbw wssk were tbrss thousand ons hundred aad sevsaty-et*} balea, aad tbs shlpusnts tws thousand two hundred* bdrs Middling waa quoted at T3o.aTSe.; goad mttq Abac, T?c. a Ttc , sat fair, He. a TM.

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