Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 13, 1864, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 13, 1864 Page 4
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HEW YORK HERALD.1 JAJLBS (IURDUH BKBSBT1 editor amd PHoriuifraa. oirici h. v, cok>kr or rvi toN and Nassau Rl i Volume XXIX *33 AMUSEMENTS THIS BVBNIMii. PIKLO'K GAROP.N. Bro?i? ay. ? A n HuDlt i> SifiLLl? I ? ? i a s r> As It Was. WALLACE S THEATRE. Broadway.? Rojanita. WINTER GARDEN. Broadwar ? Othello. OLYMPIC TIIBATRB. Broadway. ? Sumnom El??? Thb CrimiikT Coh.nsh, NEW FOWr.RT THEATRE. Bower* -Kt * :al Srr? Ah Ob ict or Imkii t? Ibkkx f ur mab. tOWRRV THEATRE. Bewery? Thb llon? That Jack Bolt ? Ki>k>?t hsiti'ita ? Millinkk> IJoiiia* HARM'* S Mt'?K M Broadway.? Two Gum. Two I>?Atrs. A lr i it oft. What It It. Ac., ai all hourt. hi Lruk ?.< R? Ai 3 and 7*i 1*. M. MVAHTS MIXS.RELR. Mernamoa Hall tit Broad. wm.-KTB OPt A N SoM,A. llJMll. BoKLESvltlSS. At'.? liuW A l.k YOU UKSBNnAl'SS \f OOP'S MINSTREL HALL, 514 Broadway.? Ethiopia* H?IA, liMK Ac? RaILKOaB l.XPLOSloS. i.BOADW AV THEATRE. 4Si Broadway.? Sufuoxs. AMERICAN TIIBATRB. No. 44i Hro*dwa<\? B ALLBTS, I'axtomimi s. Bt'BLksui; as. Ac.? Dacha lamaac SALON D1ABOLIQUE. 5Hj Broadway. ? Robfrt Hbllkr, KKW TORE MlSEl'M OK ANATOMt. 61* Broadwav.? f I'MllMTIls AND L ACT CUM. tlum 'J A. M. tlil 10 P. M HOOLET'8 OPF.Ra HOUSE. Brooklyn. ? Ethiopia* Kit lis, DaHi'BH, Bl'RIB'QUB*. Ac. WITH SUPPLEMENT. New York, Frlrtajr, Nay 13. 1804. Ill 1? SITUATION, The news from ibe armie- to-day in moat hopeful and encouraging. General Gram has got his forces Into such * position after teven days' flglittnc as must render ?ictory not only certain but speedy. General t*e's army is depressed, so harassed for want ?r supplies, and so cut off ftom Its cum tnunications In every directiou, that it cannot hold out to'icb longer against the combination of difficulties which mirround it. It waa reported that Lee sent a flag of truce to General Grant on Wednesday m.irniu,', as our line was advancing, asking for a cessation or hostilities for forty-eight hours to bary tbe detd. Grant Is reported to have answered promptly that he bad no time to bury his own dea 1, and that be must advance, which, -t apjietrs, be did with some effect. (ioneral B.irnside drove in Goneral llilt'8 corps. The colored troops In re serve were called iuto action and fought desjieraiely. i uring the battle of yesterday a brilliant 0|cr:iti0u was performed by the Second army eori s. about four o'clock in the ufuruoon. Mujor General Haucock captured an entire rebel division, including Its commander, General Ed. Johnson and Brigadier Generals Ceo Stuart -mid Robert Johnson. Toe division consisted of between two and three thousand men and two batteries of six pieces e ich. The dsrkooss and storm favored tbe attack o? General Hancock, and bo took the enemy by surprise. A severe battle was then going on. General Sheridan announced to General Meade ? who ssued tbe despatch to tho troops amid much enthusi asm? that he had turned the enemy's right, aod (rot into tbeir rear with his cavalry. He cut from eight to <en miles of the Orange Railroad. Great consternation prevailed among tbe rebels. General Sheridan says that tie exacts to fight the enemy's cavalry on the South Anna He recaptured live hundred Union prisoners, In cluding two COl'iucls. We give fullor details to-day of the terrible battles of Ti esday and Wednesday , and a map of the battle fleld of Virginia. The report that General Lee issued an order to hie men that supplies from Richmond were cut off has been coa lirmed b\ documents found on rebel prisoners. .News from Ccucrai Butler tei>orls him within three culler of Petersburg, wlicre Beauregard is intrenched with twenty five tUoi.sand moii. He has crosred the outer Lues of defences. The splend id operations of Gen. Kautr's c.valry in cutiing the railroad, and the recent movement of ( etieral Snertdan in the rear of Lee, cuts off Beaure i.ird etkctually both from Richmond and from tbe army of General I*c, leaving him without aupplies, completely isolated, and w ith no prospect but :> surrender to General Butler. General Sherman , after three days skirmishing, his driven tbe rebels back to Ricky Ridge and Buzzard Roost Mountains where be was shelling them. The last accounts .eave him in mat position. Despatches from Cairo on tbe 11th state tbat throe United Stales transports were tired upon and duslroyed oclo* Alexandria by the rebols on tbe Sib inst Tbe rebel Generals Forrest, Chalmers, Roddy and Lee wore said to be at Tupelo on Saturday. General Steele is fortifying Little Rock, Arkansas. It Is aald that the oe grooe wbe fell Into tbe bands of tbe enemy were well ireabed. Advices from Vicksbnrg to the lftih, state that an e\ peditloo bad left there for Yazoo City. Tbe rebel Gene rals I.oe. Ross and Adams wene there, with a large force, and an engagement was daily expected. The rebel Iron-clad North Carolina, supported by four w ?den TM'els, made an attack oo the Nansemood on the 0th Inst., in tbe New Inlet, N. C. , but was repulsed. EUROPEAN NEWS. Ttie steamship Africa, from yueenstown on the 1st of May, reached Halifax ye?terday morning oa her voyage to Boston. Her news is two days later. lord Palmerston s CaDiset wu asaalled In tbe Ho'ise of* for its o<wrs? towards the rebel privateer Tus ealooaa. Tbe action of the government was s attained a majority of thirty-four. Karl Ivrby tAnidomtied the conduct of tbe government towards the Me^ra. Laird la the rami seizure afiair. Lari Ruskoll dc.ended tbe 1- xecjtlve, which, be aald. bad Hy its Tigilai "? prevented he T.ilrdi from plunging hag laod loto a war with ta? Unued utates Tbe Dane* had evacuated Krederlota, aod withdraws to iomern IsUnd. Tbe eouforeuce continued s ispended In litndon Tbe BrlMah Onaun-l fleet had sailed for the Downs. Tbe King of Prussia aod Kmperor of Austria were to vis t D?ppel In com *oy. A meeting between the Kin;ierorof Austria and the I'm 4>eror of Russia was spoken o'. At the Sbakhpere U-rcenteatry celebration at Frankfort politicsl Id feeling wa? tasnlfested at the bsniuet fce twe?n tbe K igltsb un.1 Oeriiass. but the Am?ri<'an ('ousul and others it. >de ctDclilatory spee.boe and restored amity At tbe ?haksi?re anniv?rwiry ban^itet In Frankfort the termnns snd F,rfllsti manUested coosiderahlo loiitlcl tM teeilag towards ea'-b other. The Un ted .-latet Consul made a co'.s'lutury speech. Tbe Uverponi ctun market was buevant at an ad vatiw of one sad a naif <jf a penuy over tbe offi^lsl qoofa titwaa. Rrt^defiU* were firm. Frovlsons qnlet snd steady. C"0s,ots elf -ed In T/? !on it 01 <4 a 01 Th? rebei i >ao was tirra at an advance I CONGRESS. lotbp Kenan- ye".e' '.*y ?l r,-,a..,n renorted fr ta tte i Military Cmisi'ti'sa pfeat?l> e at>d re olttl.on to author. I <se ail rallrueda 10 U?? co mtry > . !<a,n t0 traus)<ort govertimeut Ire it; t, ma. |<wm *er?. tr ooa ; and aoppl:** A reeeluti ? calm* tjn tt e Navy l?e|.?rt- * meot fur Infor uation In rt'erwoc tu tbe erm tiot, o: a bsval depot at Ktttery. Maire. wi? a4> vttd. Tbe greater portion of tbe day's it' n?u was ? atuiaed ie a J scj-sion 'A tbe bill to anofid tbe charter of Washington cltv. 1*7 tbl? bill every ma a r?? i?nt ef tbe aj ital of Uie itgid a it wltbObt regird looolof, ts kl> wed to ro l* MfTereLt amcidmeula we e offoraj , btot ri'ioe uf tl.em were *l<>pt'd ai.d, without any artloa # Uavmj beva Uk^a on the fM, l| vm laid aarf*. A rtausUaa aaa a?uBt?4 Mill., o. the B C Stary of W*r for a MM * ?* ,h? oBlcere ot I've army * commissi ?i ZZZ ? ?"?? r. miMi,.?ed ib.stna.l- wh.oh they wer. bom and from which Itx-T w.r..ppo.n??d, with astaiem.ot ^C;^rn^ ,.?ns. rwignaliou. disoussala. d.ith. ?? '?? aervloa. te. Alter bnidiug an executive M?*too lb. t*n?t. adjourn "JZL* of R?t.r?.nutu?. th. Sneaker preeented tbe r^oiutM th. New York CbMiW of Comm.-c., commendatory of Mr. QUI?' "home * " ' " graph between E?rop* ud <b. United ?HM, an J Behrlng Stratta. The bill to glv. soldier. and saltan bmM.r.dH uo th. confiscated estate. of rebels w * take, up. and a l <ng dehato on It ensued. H ?ai Ona ly ''** bv a voteofaeventy-flve in the .(Urinative to sixty four In the negative Th* Hous. then reaumed the considers tloa Of the bill declaring theCamdeo and Atlantic, and the Btritan and Delaware B*, railroad!, national postal and military routsa. After an extended dlscusalon a subst.tuts for the bill was aooepted and passed, by s sly three ye is to nrtv seven nay*- substitute provides. In eSect, that every raliw y comply In the United States whose road is operate by "team Is authorized to carry over ,? d road all freight, mails. passengers government sup piies aud troope, from one Stale to another , and rec iv. compensation there'or. The How. adjourned without tians-icting any other business. MISCELLANEOUS HEWS. The Ro&rd of Councllmen were In session yester lav, but the business transacted was mainly of a routine nature. HI. Honor the Mayor sent In a communication recom mending the passage of an ordinance probtb.tlng the melting of Tat within the city limits, which wa, referred ,o the Committee on Public Health Mevor Gunther signed the tax levy for the year, and In annouuc Inc that fact state I that be was Induced to do ao by a sense or tustlce to the numeral, oersons who hive clnlms araiust the citv He disapproves of the action of the Common Council io striking out the appropriations for the Rilnd Mechanic' Institution and tho Inebriate Asvlum, recommends the judicious expenditure or tho public mo neys t.y s everal practical giggostlons, and calls upon tbo Common Council to aid him in the work of retrenchment. A resolution adopted by tho Ad -risen relative to lay ing out a portion of ttw P ark as a parade ground for the l'lrst Division of the ml'llla (rave rise to a lengthy du ?uaslon, which resulted io the motion bolng lost. Several members voted gainst it, believing that they had no power to grunt such a privilege, and a resolution asking the i orp' rat ion Counsel's opinion upon the legality of the matter w?s proposed and lost. A large number ot general orders were passed, and. a ter a lengthy session, the Board adjourned till Monday. A special meeting of the Clumber of Commerce was held at one o'clock yesterday, to hear the report of th. committee appointed at a previous meeting to oonslder the recent decision of the Secretary of the Treasury In relation to the applicability oi the law Imposing a temoo rary increase of O'tv par cent duty on all foreign importa tions Tor the period of sixty days. The question in dis pute between the merchants nnd the Treasury Depart ment is, w hether goods bonded previous to the promul Ration of the law are subject to the same duty a. go ds Imported subsequent to the passage of the act, A me morial was 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 Congress to interpret the law, and to desiguato at what date the same went into effect, and whether goods, the duties uoon which were paid before th. bill whs signed by the President, can be held liable for the pay ment of the extra duty. The opinion of the Chamber was that the law was unjust and oppressive, and should 1.. so amended as to operate equitably on those who are affected by its provisions. The remains of Major General Sedgwick arrived in this city yesterday morning, in charge of a few officers of his staff, and were placed In the Governor's Room, which was vlsiied by hundreds of jwopl.. The body will be taken to Cornwall. Conn., to day for intermont. General Sandford has ordered th. Kighth regiment National Guard to parade a* an e*cort. The forty-eighth anniversary of the American Bibie society was held yesterday morning in Irving Hall at ten o'clock . the President. Jamei I enox, Esq.. In the chair. The meeting was oponed by Bishop Janes, after which the reports were read, setting forth that th. In come or the society during the year had been $560,078 60 from sales of books, donations and legacies, and the total issu. valued at $848,390 61. Tb. grants or the society of money and bo .ks were $181,14 4 83. and ror foreign work $00 .Of, 3 92. Twenty-eight new auxll laric1 bad been recognized . ninety llre directors and 1,028 lie members constituted. Book, printed. 1.502,19(1; books Issued 1,600.678. The aggregate Issues of the l ist three years. 3,77? .119. Total slsce the commencement of the society, excluding <or< i?n distribution, 1S,S34,2?6. Number of agents, thirty eight, of which seven were, and twelve new agents had been appoint*!. The arm v and navy had been supplied with 7fifl 075 volumes through the Christian Commission, and In all ?early 2.000,000 since the commencement of the war. me fre?dmen of the South and the seceded States bad >oen supplied, th? brst with 18.490 and the latter 11 ' sTK vo nmes , The socle* had cmpl'?ed thirty col ixirteurs.and pchltshes the ttlhle In forty-six different ?tiguaacK. The meeting was addressed by the President, the fievs W. L Tb rrtoo.of Figland. lw. Ferris, of New York B. Sunderland. Reverdv John?on. Jr , K?q. . Revs 1 . Taylor, or the B t nd t. Blbl. Society; T Imryea, New York, and D. Cox. 1 he American Congregational Union held Its annual meet Ins last tvonlng In Plymouth church, Brooklyn, when brief patriotic s|>eec|jes wore made by th. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.Dr Bacon. Uev Theolorel.. Cuyler.Rev. Mr. Hastings. George Thompson, of England, and the Rev Dr. Kirk, of Boston. Our sketch of the speeches is crowd.d out by the war nows. The twentv eighth anniversary or th. American Tem | peran'O Union was held at Irving Hall last evening. Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut. President, In th. chair. P.esolutl n<*ere passed thanking the President nnd the military authorities for the protwtion they had given the troop, against those wbo would tempt and destroy them by the intoxicating cup Addresses w.r. delivered by the Rev. Affred Cookman, Dr. Marks. Rev Mr. finer by, .Ta?. A. Brlggs aad others, and th. Inevita ble Hutchinson Family wound up tb. proceedings with a patriotic ?ong. Th. attendance w?. rather slim Th. Women's loyal National League held their second anniversary yesterlay morning at the Cliurch of th. 1'uniana. Lengthy resolutions, pledging thsmselvea, not to the support of tb. r>*?rn??t,but to never rest uatll a new nation and a new constitution to suit th.lrown pecu liar wore raised from the rains of our present dls trie ted country, were adopted. Addresae. were delivered by Phillips, G*org. Thompson, I.ucretla Mottand Karnesttn. I- Row. all more or leas expressing their ao proval of tb. resolutions, and dissatisfaction with the ac tions of the admlaiatrntlon. No business was traaaacted. j and after tb. delivery of th. address* tbs meeting ad journed. Th. seventy-fifth analv.rsary of tb. Tammany Society was debrated last evening at the Old In arcordano. with ? time-honored custom. Grand Sachem Purdy presided, and performed th. interesting c.rem.ny o< Installing th. new sachems and officers. The building Is undergoing a course of thorough renovation, bat owing to tbs present proprietor's Inability to have the hotel la a condition to furnish the necessary accommodation* the usual banqnat was omit ted. Tti. following sachems and officers wers duly In Installed, after which the meeting adjourned:? Isaac, Bell. Daniel K. Belav?n , (bar las G. Com.ll , Matthew T. Hrennnn. Imngiaa Tsylor, Petor B Sweeny, John K. Iiovelin, William M Tweed, Jam* B. Nlcbolsoo. Edward Cooper, John T. Hoffman, Albert Cardozo, John Claney. Treaurer-Henry Vandewater. Hecretwy-casper C. ftiids ^sgamor. ? Ceorg. B. Mwserve Wlskiuk?? St.pben C. Durv*a. The second dsy* sMslon of the Splrllualtst's Convs? lim, was held yesterday at Clinton Hall, and was not characterized with entire harmony. Th. discordant la ment Slightly percept. hi. ?i Wedne*lay, was mor. tur bulent yesterday, and called fre^utntly on the nerva of ,he chslrcsan Th. main busloa* of th. day was an ad dress by Mrs T.-ne.nd and Mrs. Bliss; a religious poem l y i r.'sascr ItamllteB, which crsaial considerable stir, ar,d a rtiolulioo rscognlrlng th. reporters as great splsil uat pbetiriniens. The third d?T of the sewlon will com roencS at fcslf p.s? ten this morning. Tb. American Teiegr.p'iK Company transmitted from WasliiBf ton > ester d,y to to. pres. of tb. country flftjr e.^ht tlionsMid seven bnndr^ and P-rty wirds Isrgi st atr.onnt ever sent tor tbo rr*? ?? ">? Thwo was a large catendar of ca-i. prepared for trial yejterJay Is the Court of ({eneral -oasious. but owing to tb. ab?(*"ca r.f the wltne.... for lbs pronation Aasl-t at.t District At'orney Hutehiug. aaksd to hav. the jury disclia'ted till Ihw morning. Tb. 1 tetfd Swiw steamer 5acrame?to, Commander Tfa'.ksr, from H?.ton. and th. OM.ed S.stos a cruis., both arrived st R? Jsn'iro on the 34tU of Msg oh. and w.r. rtlll at that port on tb. ad of AprU. r-DnrrusaUlM- ??** ??*?? ?**" 1 m ^ ?l?*>t?tment of * coHeetur at the I*wrciic? eMate, on thn cround th it it ?n?M involve an uunecet?ary expense to the mum, wbtch tbe Surrogate h/h ap|>e*n> 10 dow In safe bands The stock market, no far as the railroad list was on. cerned, wltti the excepMon of Harlem, was nut no strong yettisrdsy morning as at tbe oi*iiin( of tbs day previous, awl prices gave way a little. The miscellaneous list, bow f"f . was firm at advanced quotation*. Gold opened at 176, and cloned at 173*,'. Government seourtuea were steady, but tbe demand was light. Money continued easy at tbe ruling rate oC interest ? six per cent. Scarcely anything wm talked of in busmost places yes tarda? but tbe great battles and Uoion victories In Vir ginia Scarcely any bustne a wus done, except in a few commodities. Owing to tbe continued fluctuations In gold. fcr. , snarly all articles were more or less nominal, and both buyers and sellers were relnrtant to name prices at wbicb tbev would operate, l'etroleum con tinued Arm. under a fair demand. Cotton was t-leady. On 'Change there was a movement iu wheal for export, and the sales were tbe largest for many weeks. The receipts were heavy, reaching nearly two hundred ttiou. sand bushels ; but as a considerable portion of this bad been sold previous to arrival, the market was not de pressed by the Increased supply. Flour was without decided change, though more active. Corn and oats were firmer, while other cereals were dull. Pork opened Arm, and sales of mess were effected for July as high as SSI, but Ibe market closed tamol.v I.srd wan easier, and other provisions w thout decided change. Freights were more 'active, and large engagement* of wheat, com prising nome hundred and fifty thousand bushels, were made to Great Britain at improved rates. Whiskey was without Important change. Our Operation* In Virginia? Absolute Victory Certain. We have abundant reason to believe that it will not " take all summer." Kvents in the great drama in progress south of tlie Rajiidan follow one another with terrible rapidity, and the catastrophe is certninly near, Genera\ - Lee had at the commencement of this great series of battles rather less than one hundred thousand men. His losses in killed and wounded, through six days of persistent com bat. were equal to ours; his losses by prisoners and stragglers were much greater; and it is not likely that be bad left more than sixty thou 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 I'otomac, Lee lost a whole division, numbering three thousand n^pn, taken prison ers, including a major general and two briga diers, together with twelve pieces of cannon. He ban been compelled to announce to his army that his communications with Rieh inoud were cut, and that there were no rations; and if there are no rations there are per haps not many cartridges. All that is left, then, of the rebel army of Northern Virginia is a broken, disheartened, hungry and worn out agglomeration of less than sixty thousand men. ! How much longer they can stand the per sistent onslaught of our victorious troops the reader can readily judge when told that troops who depended alone upon discipline and or ganization for their excellence fail all at once when they fail at all on these points. Making due allowance for exaggerated reports, it seems safe to assume that the great ordeal of seven days' battle has left Lee's army used tip. After that same army had fought seven dnys on the Peninsula, it was compelled to retire to Richmond, unable to soiee the victory that its commander believed to be within his grasp. We believe that the seventh day has even more completely destroyed its power now than it did then. News from General Sheridan, In command of the cavalry corps, tells us who It is 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 commissary stores, and spreading consternation through the country and in the rebel army. All this must tend to further tho demoralization of 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 such difficulties, and so beset front and rear, can fight much longer than Lee 'a army has now fought. We give in our Supplement to-day a full and clear map of the theatre in which the opera tions of the Army of the Potomac bave been carried on. It illustrates admirably tbe letters of our various correspondents descriptive of the positions of the various corps of the two armies, as well as the relations to each other of the fields of battle in tbe Wilderness and at Spottaylvaoia Conrt House. General Butler makes good progress appa rently in carrying out his part ?f the great plan. He is within three miles of Petersburg, and inside the first line of works by which tbe enemy bad cxpectod to cover that place. Beauregard occupies Petersburg with twenty five thousand men, and General Butler, It Is 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 force; for Beauregard is without sapplios to subsist his men for My length of time, and his lines of communication have all been cut by General Kauts. Both this operation of General Kautz and the similar one of Sheridan in tbe rear of Lee's army are likely to have a great effect npon the result of the contest. By these operations Richmond, Lee and Beauregard hart been separated from one another and prevented giving mutual support in any way, and been compolled to stand and fight alone. Two interceptor! lottnrs -one written by a member of the rebel Congress and the otber by the chief clerk of tbe rebel War Depart ment?given in anotUer column, present a good view of tbe ide&s of the robel leaders, and show what a blow (Want's great advance has been, and how completely it has broken up Che whole plan of operations tliat the enemy had laid out for tbff spring and summer. The rebel member of Congress, considering It pos sible that tho communications between Rich mond aad the Southern States night ha wt, seee In that the force4 abandonment of Virginia by General Lea, Vboee army other wise "cannot be proriuioned for three months." The War Department official states Gen. Lee's plan to be the Invasion of the North with one hundred and fifty thousand men, leaving in the intrenehmenta at Richmond, or on the North Anna, thirty thousand men. With this plan he says that Davis and the rest are delighted, and that it will certainly be carried out, " unless, unfortunately, the enemy advanoes before Lee is ready." Grant's orushing and terrible on slaught has pretty well broken up all these plaus. Richmond is severed from the South, and even If Lee can get to that city he cannot possibly stay there. Owing to the destruction of the Western wires by a heavy storm, thero is no later news from General Sherman's anuy. The Roosevelt Hospital pok Sick and Wounded.- ? TLe Legislature at the last session i passed a law giving the trustees appointed by the will of Mr Roosevelt full authority and | power to carry out its provisions in the erec tion of a hospital for the treatment of sick and wounded persons. Judge Roosevelt, we be lieve. is Tresident of the Board, and they have one million of dollars to expend for that pur- J pose. We understand that the trustees intend , to commence operations immediately, with a view to be in a condition to take charge of some of our wounded soldiers who hare been j disabled ?n fighting the battle^of (be country ? . | to relieve the sufferings of those heroes who left home and all that is denr to them and I faced the cannon of the enemy that the Union I might be maintained and thy nation survive. It is stated that the trustees arc about to apply to the Corporation for real estate for a site on which to erect their buildings. There can be no doubt that a site will be furnished by the City; for certainly no official can refuse to give his sfiBo* tion to such a praiseworthy and noble object. In our opinion no place is more suitable for such a hospital than Hamilton square. That location, in the first place, is one of the best that can be had in the citv. The plot of ground intended and sot apart for that square, lying, as it does, adjacent to the Park, is not needed for a public park, and cannot be put by the city to a better use then the erection of the Roosevelt Hospital. It i? a healthy loca tion, and everything about it especially fits it for the site et an institution of this kind. We trust that the city authorities will move in this at once, 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 can soon boast of one of the finest hospitals in the country, and a vast amount of suffering among our gallant wounded soldiers will be prevented. When this war commenced our sol dier citizens were among the first to rally for the defence of the nation; our capitalists were the first to sten forward and furnish the funds to carry on the war. Now let that record be followed by ihsir being the first to erect a per manent hospital to take care of those who hare been wounded on the battle field. Tiie Closing np op the Cheat Gansevoort Swindle. ? Comptroller Brennan has been or dered by a mandamus from one of our j courts to issue his bond* for six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, the amount involved iu what Is known as the great Corporation Ganse voort swindle. The swindle originated over the old Fort Gansevoort property, which was presented to the Corporation, and sold and re sold. and fought over and about, until finally the question of. right in the matter has reached its present apparent solution. Mr. Brennan must issue his bonds, of course, and the only remedy now for the public interest lies with the Mayor. If the Mayor w ill tak? a high posi tion in this matter, and refuse to sign the bonds, the money cannot bo paid, and all the courts in tho country can do no more than send the Mavor to prison. It remains to be seen, there fore. whether Mr. Gunther has the elevation of character to do an honest thing, and go to prison for it. There is hope that he has. He Las re cently shown himself to be possessed of high moral courage, and evinced the disposition to look keenly after the public interests. He and Boole have lately stopped fighting one another, and huve combined for the removal of nuisances? a noble team for the purpose. A QriRTET of Amikaihk Sljckks. ?There ?re four journals published in this city? one British, one French and two so-callsd demo cratic? which must b e noted for their extraor dinary humanity. It is remarkable that this feeling breaks forth with more than usual vigor whenever the Union forces arc success ful. On these occasions the journals we refer to are filled with homilies about the fearful slaughter of men. They wevp and groan over the wounded and the dead, and hope? oh I so sincerely- that this may be the last ef the war. These same journals, however, can never see this thing In the same light when the rebels hare the advantage. They palliated the mas ?acre? the cold-blooded butchery ? at Fort Pillow of a surrendered garrison ; they never could give credence to the barbarous treat ment of our prisoners in rebel dungeons. and hare often indulged In high-flown threats as to that "last ditch ' to which tho chiralry of the South would retire and die. We would suggest to two of these journals less concern about the humanity of the war, and moro about the par ties they represent -JetT. Daris and Louis Na poleen? the interests of both of these Indi riduals being particularly shaky at this period. Burns* Informer* ano Spiei in this Com* trt. ? We hare had oridence in the columns of the leading English journals ? the 7i m<w, Pout and Htrald, of London? that a number of British ?pies were In this country, calumniating onr government and giving all the Information In thoir power to our enemies. It Ib not without surprise that we find American journals de fending these British spies when they are de nounced. Ben Wood and his Dally Jftwt might, we think, find more fitting employment than bolstering up British spies. The Cleveland Convention-.? If this con rention has the sagacity and moral coui?r"c to nominate Gran) it will simplify the Presidential campaign, adjourn tt>e Shoddy and Slient ri r Khent conventions tadrfinitol^, and place tho Blair family, the Forney coterie and the Weed clique where tboy ought to have been long aga. "I u Fight It Oat m tltl* bias If tc Takri All Hammer." There it something positively sublime ia this brief and simple but comprehensive expres sion of General Grant ia his modest despatoh of Wednesday last to the Secretary of War ? " I propose to fight it out oo this line, if it takes all Hummer." There is nothing here of the pomposity of Caesar'# " 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; and yet nothing has ever been written which so clearly defines this model soldier in his true character, and nothing so well adapted to in spire the highest confidence in his complete success, as this simple declaration ? "I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all sum mer." These words from General Grant will thrill the public ear like the blast of a trum pet, and will be interpreted by the public mind from the records of Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Chattanooga and "the Wilderness." They will be accepted as j signifying that, against all impediments and all possible contingencies, the line of operations 1 upon which be has entered will be pursued to the end, and that there will be no intermission from which the enemy 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 unflinching tena city of Oliver Cromwell, and the unfailing re sources, daring exnodients, sagacious calcula tions and wo"uiierful endurance of the "Little Corporal." In illustration of the ready resources ol General Grant, we have a striking! example in the result of the two days' hand-to-hand bat tle in the woods aud jungle of "the Wilder ness." At the close of that sanguinary second day, Friday, the enemy had gained a decidod and dangerous advantage, in dislodging from its position a portion of the right wing of our prrny. There was the danger to General Grant of befnj viirned 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 fullcn back upon the river during tfco n'ght. 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 bo no retreat. General Lee in the morning recognized a defeat in this simple experiment by marching off with his ' 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. When a struggle between two armies equally brave is reduced to a mere question of endurance, that army which outnumbers, and is better fed, better equipped and belter 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 issuo not only of the campaign, but of the war, inasmuch as the strtMigth of the rebellion is the army of (Jen. Lee. When Gen. Grant, therefore, snys "I pro pose to fight it out on this line, If it takes all summer," he knows that, when crowned with success, this campaign 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 have reason to believe that a very few days now will settle the fate of the rebellion. It is staggering to its fall (rom the crippling blows of Gruut, and c.innot survive the summer. A Fr.w Qi'KT.T es. ? What has become of the Sanitary Commission? What are they doing in these battles for the wounded soldiers! Where Is the million of dollars raised at the le.te Sanitary Fair in this city, whioh our citi zens supposed was to be used to relieve the sufferings of our gallant soldiers? What has become of the four hundred thousand dollars raised at the Brooklyn Fair? Where are the hundreds of thousands raised. in Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, Cincinnati and other im portant points? We hear of private funds being raised, physicians and supplies sent on to relieve the suffering soldiers on the battle field, but very little, if anything, from the Sanitary Commission. This is the time for them to apply the funds placed at their dU posal. The emergency which the people looked for when 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 the gallant work being done by General Grant. Let the Sanitary Commission come to the rescue and perform the work of charity needed in this crisis. Orn WarCokrbsponihmts. ? We referred a day or two ago to the feet that our correspondents at the seat 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. Flnley Anderson, one of our correspondents with the Army of tha Potomac, was, during Tuesday's battle, wounded in the arm by a shell. With 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 since released from a rebel prison, whore he had been confined a ye sr. GKNintiL Banks and PiWHioaNT Lincoi.*.? Some of the republican papers say that Lin coin is to blame for the disasters in the South w*<st, and that he ordered Banks there at the instigation of tbe ootton speculators. We think that this Is very likely. Lincoln was certainly to blame for the Florida expedition and for tbe useless raid of KPpatriok against Rlch uond, and ver^ probably he ventilated another of his little plans in the Red river affair. But, forlunaisly, Lincoln has now abdicated In favor of Grant, as far as the u.iliUry department goen, and he will abdicate entirely on tbe Mh of Martfb, 18 W. : ? I Dismissing Usbd Up Gkyhuaia ? The II of Representatives hu adopted a resolution mining used up generals froia the army, doubt the Senate will do the same thing, wish that Congress would adopt another resolution, dismissing all the used up pu cians. It would ooafer a great favor upon people. However, if the Cleveland Con v en nominates Grant it will have the same efl and oompletely break up the Shoddy and 8hent-per-Shent conventions. A Woro or Caution to Our Ginkral From our losses of generals in these late bat in Virginia, and particularly from the faot t Gen. Sedgwick was killed by a sharpslioo and that Gen. WadBworth was probably kit by one, we apprehend thnt Gen. Lee has ganited a special force of marksmon for speeial duty of picking off our officers, in hope, perhaps, that tbey mny even reach General-in-Chlef. We would therefore u upon our generals, inoluding especially G Grant and Gen. Meade, that they are not pected to put their lives in jeopardy by an < necessary exposure to the enemy's sha shooters. The veterans of the Army of Potomac need no hazardous exposure of th generals to lead them into the breach. Improving Wonderfully. ? Secretary Stanl and General Butler have vastly improved in putation recently. Stanton has discovered t true method of issuing bulletins, and present system is far superior to his old sty and much more creditable to him. As Butler, he is much better employed in advai ing upon Richmond from the south than making rules for fast-tonjrucd secesh femal noisy newsboys and prating parsons. We me to give these worthies full credit for this i provemcnt if it oontinues long enough to se? genuine. SHERKA3 ! Continued Success of tin Arm; of the Cumberland. The Rebtls Driven to Rocky Ridge as Buzzard Roosl Mountains. Everything Satisfactory foi the Union Causf. fro.. &c.. te Tonnell Hill, Gsl, May 11, 1864. After throe days heavy skirmishing, In whieft all the corps participated, we have driven tha rebels back to Rocky Ridge and Buzzard Rom Mountains, from which we are fust shelling them. Everything is going- on in a moat aati? factory way. ? IMPORTANT FROM RED RIVER. Two Qnnbtati aad Tltree Tr?n*p?rti Dritroycd Below \lexinArU? Banks Still ut Alexandria, Ac,, Aim. Caiko. Mav 11, 1804. The despatch boat General Lyon, from bnlow, report* that on the 5th tnst. the transr>orts City 'telle, Krnma, and Warner, In passing a battery twelve mile* bin* Alexandria, were fired upon and d?8? roved. It Is reported that the rebels bo?rdod the steamer, on the Red river, forced ner crew Into the botd, and then set Are to her. Tiits reo >rt is not vouched lor. The gunboat s?l?nil wm also destroyed by the b'tterv , ?nd the gunboat Covington was set no tire to prevent her failing Into the hands or the rebel*. This battery is composed of gun* captured from (1? s ral R>nlc<. General Banks remains at Alexandra, and is stroaf enough to resist any attack made uimid him. During the fight above Alexaudrit, when the gunbnas Joliet was destroyed, th? Cricket, vd nlral Port *r's bo?t, saRered severely. Both engineers were killed and rnaay of the crew wounded. NEWS FROM ARKANSAS. General Steele Vorttfyln x kittle Rock How Steele'* Rrgro Troopiwere Treat*# l?F the Erbrla, Ar. Canto, May 11, 1S64 General Steele's forces were actively engaged in forth fying Little Kock. Alt was quiet on the Arkansas river. Rebel cavilrr had gone In tb>> direction of Fort Smith, and t was ru nored that fiey had taken Dardanelles, a ?mall town belo v Fort smith. It is said the rebels did not carry out their system ef slaughtering colored troop* at the battle of .Saline river, bat took many of the wunndnd, dressed their wounds, and sent a flag of trum to General Steele for an exchange of prison ere. The reason essUnnd for this Is that DM negroes during the whole of General Steele's campatga t<x>k do prisoners. A rebel Torce is saM to be in the Immediate vicinity el Tine Bluff, Ark. NEWS FROM! THE SOUTHWEST. Rebel Force at Tupelo, Miss.? Union lae* ceseee la West Tessneesee, Ac. Cairo, May 11, 1M4. The rebel Generals Ferreet. Chalmers. R >ddv and La* .are aald to be at Tupelo, where tbey bed a grand review en Saturday last. Ad escaped Union cavalry officer reports Unloa sao ceises at Jackson and Bolivar, Tennessee. The steamer Delle of Memphis baa arrived from Meea phia, with one hundred and four bales of cotton . IVe steamer Oommaroial bad arrived at Memphis, with alas hundred sad ssveateen bales of cottoa. Movemeats of Oeaersl Caaby-Captare of a Picket Fores sear Columbas, K9'f4te' Caiao, Iky 11. 1M4. General Caabf sad etaff arrived here this morning. On Saturday sight a smalt band of guerilla* passed bo. I ween the camp and pteket poet ef an *x] ?edition sent oat by General Prinoe from Columbus, Ky., under Celoael Moore. The guerlllae pounced upon onr picket foroe aeae MayBeld, and saptured the whole ef them without sot foreea ka?wla? aaptbtoc about It aatll after It was ts> oempllslMd. Am IJapfdlllea A|alael Vasoe Clip. Mawmts, May 10, 180*. Adriees frona Tlcktbtirg sUte that sa expeditloa ha* left there fur Taeao city. The rebel Generals Lea, Roes sad AAams were at Taaea City, with i> lerfe feme, aal sa safagssasel was ?eilp expected. Vie rebel Csasral Perrest hes paeeed sooth ward. Qsoe ral Stargk was enable la amaa ap with htsa. News from 0alre a sad Memphis. Game, May 11 , IMA The steaaMr Wver Meon, from Memphis for CisclsaaU, passed here Iss^ olghl, wtlli one .thousand aad seveaty seven bales ef wttaa, ^ TUe >t earner PaUrtsk, with seven hundred bales ef eat. ton, for Cvansv^W, baa also passed hare. Klght hundred bales of enttoa were sold at Mempble mm Saturday, Pi* hundred balea brought Tie. ner poem*, and the remainder Ttf.. a T?o. The total receipts for the went were three theneard one hundred and eeveety-eta twuse, and the shipments twe thousand two hundred h'* Middling was quoted at T3?. aT3o.; goad at4> dtir |, Tic. a T*s , aad fair, TTo. a Ttc.

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