Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 17, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 17, 1864 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JULY 17, 1864. PRICE FOUR CENTS. THE KEABSARftE AND ALABAMA. Capiali Wlialew'a Official Btptrts ?I tbe ietiN. of Lieutenant Commander Thornton, Chief Ingineer Cnohman, Bettiwain Walton and Banner Graham. Extract from the Logbook of the Kear targe. FULL PARTICULARS OF THE FIGHT, Tht OAletal Reports. ?VOMt OV CAPTAIN WINOLOW TO TBI 8XCUTABT or TBI NAVT. Cnmn> Statu Stbambb Kbhumi, \ Chxrsottu), rrue?, Jane 21, 1864. j Boo? 1 bare the honor to report tbat toward the close of ttt action between the Alabama and this vessel all available sail was made en the former for the purpose of ?gain reaching Cherbourg. When the object waa appa rent, the Kearsarge waa steered across tbe bow of the Alabama for a raiting Ore, but before reaching tbts polat Mm Alabama struck. Unoertaln whether Captain Semmes waa not using some ruse, the Kearsarge was atoppjBd. H waa seen shortly afterward that the Alabama was lower tog her boats; and an officer came alongside in one of them to say that they had surrendered, a Mi were fast Stalking, and begging tbat boats would be despatched im mediately for aavlng of life. Tbe two boats not disabled were at once lowered, and as tt waa apparent tbe Alabama waa settling, this officer waa permitted to leave In bis heat to afford assistance. An English yacht, the Deer heand, had approached near the Kearsarge at this time, when I baited and begged tbe commander to run down'to lbs Alabama, as she was fast sinking, and we bad bat two Boats, and aaslst in picking up the men. He answered affirmatively, and steamed toward tbe Alabama, but tbe tetter sunk almost immediately. Tbe Deerhound, bow aver. sent ber boata, and was most actively engaged, ?Med by several others which bad come from shore. These boata were busy in bringing the wounded and ?there to tbe Kearsarge, whom we were trying to make ?a oomfortable aa passible, wbea it waa reported to me that tbe Deerhound waa moving on. I ceuld not believe that' tbe commander of that veasel could be guilty of so disgraceful an act as taking our prisoners off, and there flbre to?k no means to prevent It, but continued to keep aar boata at work reaouing tbe man In tbe water. I am ferry to say tbat I was mistaken. The Deerhound made iff with Capt. Semmes and others, and also tbe very officer who bad come on board to surrender. I learned Subsequently that tba Deerhound was a consort of tbe Alabama, and that abe received on board all tbe valuable ?arsenal effects of Capt. Semmea the night befora the en i have the honor ta be. very respect fully, your obe fftsat servant, JOHN. A WINSLOw, Capta in. Hon. Q is to* Wxixas, Secretary of the Navy, Washing ton. UmriD Statu Ptxams* Kka?sabob . 1 Cubboubo, franoe, June 21, T864 J Ha? I have tbe noaor to report that tbe number ot prisoners brought on board the Kearsarge belonging to ?a Alabama was aeveaty? aix officers and sixty-roar ansa. One officer (carpenter) and two men dying and ?even teen wounded are Included in tbts number. Aa wa have vary contracted accommodations for our own crew without increase, it became Indispensable to send lb Me ?rimers ca shore, and their parole was taken. With he exception of the doctor? non combatant? who waa ?Hit oa parole that be might attend to nts wounded, the Moors were held aa prisoners of war. 1 learn tbat three aAoers with six mea were earried on shore at Cherbourg Klot boat; but of the aumber wbo reached England i Deerh und'I have no trustworthy accounts. 1 have oaor to be, vary respectfully, your obedient servant, JOHN A. W1NSLOW, Captain, ?oa. Ginaoa Wilms, Secretary of tbe Navy. Uhittd States Stbambb Kbabsabgs, \ Cbbrbotru, rrabce, June U, 1864. / ?m? I have tbe honor to Incloae herewith reporta of m* executive officer, chief en sin ear, boata wain and guo ?sr of this veasel, with sopy of logbook coatalaing min aaas of tba uotioa. I felly coincide In the recommendations of the execa &re officer, and such casea as deserve special reference will ho aiOeci to I alar e oommanlcatloa. I have tbe bonor to be. very respectfully, your obedi SBt servaat, JOHN A. WINSLOW, OspUin. Boa. Gmaon Wbllbs, Secretary of tbe Navy. OV LIMIT. OOM. THORNTON, IZKCDrin ornon. TTkitbd Mtatss Stbavbb Kiarsafos, \ Port or CaBai<ouaa, June 21, 1804. J -I have tbe bonor to forward to you tbe reporta o( asaga sustained in tbe different departmenta of this el aurlng the recent action with tbe Alabama, i connection with this engagement I take great picas ??rain Informing j ou officially that the conduct of both BMo and officers equalled, la every respect, my most san fatne ex notations. la the tun division tbe utmost coolness prevailed throughout tbe actioa, tbe details of tbe manual of exer fitaa being as caroiully attended to aa if in ordinary exer stse: ,aud to this cause may be attributed tbe excellent aaaditlon or tbe guns and gear after a rapid firing of an ?Bar's duration. Tbe powder division received my particular attention, ?as its important service was promptly and thoroughly Pandered. The circnmstances under which the battle was fcugbt aShrda no opportunity of displaying special acts of lndl vleuai heroism, but while every man and boy In tbe ship ?laplayed tbe utmust coolness, seal and courage, there Were seme who, by tbeir position and peculiar duties, attracted special attention, and deserve special mention. Tbe marines fought the rifle gun upon tbe topgallant forecastle, under tbe cbsrgs of Acting luster's Mats Char lee H Danfortb. The action on our part was commenced by ttls gun , and Ms fire was rapid and effectivo throughout. lie high refutation of tbeir servloe was nobly sus fiotaod by tbe marine guard of this ship. Tbo boatswain, Mas li. Walton, was observably active and efficient, ?turner V. A. Graham s duties were all performed elli StanUy, and merit aommendalion. The carpenter's mate, Hark U. Hand, w well known to you, sir, as a fattb'ul ana ?swioetent man. His conduct In the battle was distin awls bed by tbe cool and intelligent performance of bis ?atlee. It la unnecessary for me to call your attention to ghaoffioers oommandlng tbe gun or master's division, aa Mhatr duty was porrormed under your own eye 1 am happy to oommend Acting Master's Mate Ezra Bartlet t, in charge of tbe shell supply, for his coolneaa and efficiency. ho tne surgeon's department every arrangement tbat rience or human. ty could suggest waa made lor tbe of tba wounded. Fortunately, we have bnt i of our own crew In tbat condition, but alter tbe ?stion, the wonnded or the enemy, numbering fifteen ?arsons, were consigned to the care of Porgooa J. M. Browne, wbo waa sntirely without professional assist ance. The dntles or bis dei artment were thereby ren dered oatremeiv arduoua, but ware oooliy aad succeea faUy performed. William tiowln (O. S.) was severely wounded by tbe asqrioelon of a shell. He drngged himself to the forward latah, refusing to allow tbe men to leave his gan for the farpoee of assisting btas. His cheerful willingness to sa crifice bis life for victory 's soke was expressed to terms that animated and encouraged otben. John W. Dempacy (quarter gunner) wounded at tba aame time, losing au arm. displayed similar heroism. James McHeth (0. a), another or tbe wonndad mea, diaplayed both oourage and patience. All the men on tba sick Hot went to tbeir quarters aad rendered such aervlca aa tbejr were able to par a?. The engineer's division waa admirably and efficiently ?sad?oteii under tbe oommand of Chief Engineer W. H. vaahman Sidney L. Smith aad Benry McOonnell (third assistant aoglneers) wore stationed on deck, and tbeir ooaduct aame immediately ander my observatioa. It waa dia aiHhed by cooloess and vlgilanse. Tbe other saslat* Mr W H. Hadiam and Mr. K. L Miller, were oa Baty in lbs angina and Are room, ami, judging from tba arompt manner In wbleb the orders (rem tlie deck were hai atoa, I know tbat their datlea ware eredltably par The ship la Indebted to Piymsster J. A. Smith for effl Ciat service during the ontl a. His clerk, Mr. D. B. rgent, nerrormeo bla duty on deck In Umhird division. Ma Orderly Sergeant, I.e. Young, and tbeMaatwat Arms Jaa aR Watrous, deserve epeolal mention for ad* ?o treble performance of tbeir daty. I will band to you Ma aamee of tboee men especially mentioned by the dlvl ?loaai officer aa soon as iTeoelva'tbem. la ooaciusioe, air, let ma oongratnlats you oa tba soo aoaa ot your plaa of battle, and compliment yoa oa ths aatli and judsaseat dlepiared la Ita Execution. 1 am, sir, very reepectfuliy . your idxdieDt servant, JAMKH s THORNTON, Lieutenant ('omaisnder and txecbtlve officrr. la.Tottx A. tVmsiow, Captain command ng United Sutes lOSamer Keiraarge Approved aad forwarded. JOHN A. WIN8I.OW, Captain. aavoBT of oil bp ?MdiMKaa wiluu n. ocshman, USITSD STATm HrSABSS K SAKHA ROB, 1 C nssK't RO, June 21, 1864. J tm?4 reapactfully report that tbe oaly injury received M tbe engine department during our engagement wltb the Alabama, oa tba HKb inataat, wee to tbo smokeplpe, Wblnh wm perforated through both sections by a 100 Caad ride ehell, which exploded as It was oomlag rough, tearing out a ragged hole of about tbrea feet la Jtemeter. carrying away three ot the ohaln gays and to th? top of th? eagiae room hatch, ablch waa cut com ftataly through aad aareaa by a shell. I would fhrttier repart thst ail tbe assistant engineers 4 the firemea and o*alhe?vers bebived with perfect fKK'ests, and were ettsative ta their doty tbrongh the ?attaV, ??(> that by tbe satf oommsjos and attsation of fioeeaa iasistast Engineor tiHiiam H. Had .am la tbe fceaagea.oat of the eagiaea. Third Assistant Rnglaeer Fred, u .Miner, la charge of the batlera, third Assist Sal ? ttas?'?*T *- sa Mm at tla ore aad hot water bow, an* Third Assistant Engineer Heory MeCon oall at lie engiue signal ball, tne efficiency of tbe augina department in to be attributed. I would also mention teal claaa are man Jooeph Dugan Tor hka coolaeas and competency in aasiellog Mr. Millar In lira soom; firm alaaa firemen Jerry Tounp Wm. Smith, Bonamin H. Biaiedell. Wn. H. Donnelly, la assisting Mr. Had lam In charge of tbe engines, and Drat claaa fireman True W. Priest, for quickoeee and attention In charge of the after Ire boas during tbe alarm of tire in tbe action. Vary re apoetfoliy, WILLIAM H. OITSHMAN, Chief Engineer C. S.N. Captain Joan A. Wvblow, D. S. N., commanding, forwarded. JOHN A. WlNSLuW, Captain. BSFOST OF BOATBWAW 0. WALTOlf." Ukitid Statkb Stbamrr Kxarcarob, \ ibsrhouhg, June 30, 1844. J 6a? 1 reepectfully submit to yoa a aiatemaot of la jurleat(of talned by the United Statea steamer Kearsarge, in her hall, aaila, rigging, Ac., during our late engage meat wltb tbe rebel ? learner Alabama, on tbe 10th Inst., off tbla port - In bull ? One abot In atar board gangway, cut cbaln and bruiaad plank; ane abell under walat gnn, cut cbaln ana exploded putting outalde planking; one nbeli under alar board main channels, cut off chum plate, going through and exploding; one thirty-two- ponnder solid shot entered forward or forward pivot post ? ahol lodged inside, crush ing waterway^ one on* hundred pound rifle abell lodged In stern poat; one ab?U through top of tbe engine bouse; one shell port netting abreast of main rigging; one abot and two aballa through port netting forward of mlzen rigging; oaa shell through smokestack; two shots through tafftail; one shot through netting forward of mlzen rigging, on ttarboard side, la sails ? Spanker badly torn by abell. In rigging? Foretopmaat backstay cut away, one abroad on main rigging cut away ; oue screw in port main rigging; starboard maintopmast bark stay cut away; af ter abroad, starboard tide or tbe maintopmast rigging: starboard swifter of mlzen ricglug; oue screw In port main rigging; one plate in starboard main channels. Boata ? Third outter, one shot through bottom, star board gunwale shot away; gig badly shattered. The spars all in good order. Respectfully, C. WALTON, Boatswain. J. S. TaoRirroiv, Lieutenant Commander and Executive Officer. Number of abot and shells struck the ship la various places, twenty eight. Forwarded, JOHN A. W1NSLOW, Captain. BEFOBT OF OTOKRR PRAMKUN A. ORAHAVf. U jutbd Statu Stkambr Krarsarqb, 1 CnsHBoiaci. June 20, 1864. j Sir? 1 reepectfully submit tbe following report of the expenditure of ordnance stores on board this ship during tbe engagement with the rebel steamer Alabama on the 19th instant:? 66 16 pounds service charges, SB 11-Inch S-reconds shell, 60 6 pounds service cbsrees, 18 82-poundcrs 5 sec onds shell, 42 32-pounds solid shot, 48 2^-pounds service charges rifle, 48 rifle j>orcusslon shell, 100 friction pri mers, 240 percussion primers. Fixed ammunition for boat howitzer? 9 bhrapnel, Her man fused; 1 canister. RBCAriTUlATIOR. Duration of action, flo mluuteo. Number of rounds, 11 inch 66 Number or rounds, 32-pouoder f. 60 Number of rounds, 30 pounder rifle 48 Number of rounds, 12 pound howitzer 10 Total rounds 173 Very respectfully, FRANKLIN A GRAHAM, Gunner United Steamer Koarsnrge. To Jar. S. Thornton, Lieutenant Commander and Exec utive Officer. EXTRACT FROM LOG BOOK. Moderate breeze from tbe windward, weather b. c. At 10 Inspected crew at quarters. At 10:20 discovered tbe Alabama steaming out from tbe port or Cher boa rg, accompanied by a French Iron clad steamer, and a fore and-aft rigged steamer showing the white English ensign and a yacbt flag. Beat to general quarters and cleared the ship for action, steamed|ahead, standing off shore; at 10:60, being distant from the ltnd about two leoguea a'tered our course and approached tbe Alabama. At 10:57 the Alabama oommeuccd the action ' with ber starboard broadside at 1,000 yards range. At 11 we returned ber lira and came (airly Into action, which we continued un til meridian, when, observing signs of distress In the enemy, together with a cessation of her fire, our fire waa withheld. At 12:10 a boat with an officer .from the Ala bamaoame alongside and surrendered bis vessel, with tbe Information thai she was rapidly sinking, and a re quest for aasistance. ?ent tbo launch and second cutter, the other boats being disabled by the flre of the enemy. The English yacbt, before mentioned, coming within hail, was requested by tba captain to render Resistance la saving the Uvea of tbe officers and crew of the surren dered vessel. At 12:24 tba Alabama went down In forty fathoma water, leaving moat or her crew struggling In tbe water. Seventy persona were reaoued by tbe boats. Two pilot boata and tba yacbt also assisted. One pilot boet came alongalde of ua, bat tbe other returned to tbe port. Tbe English yaobt steamed rapidly away to the northward without reporting tbo number of our prisoners sba bad picked apt Hoisted ap oar boats aad three of the enemy's cutters. Repaired tbe rigging temporarily. Took a French pilot and a teamed away for Cherbourg. At 810 let gtftbe port anchor ia seven fathoms water, and veered to thirty fathoms chain. Forwarded. JOHN A. WINSLOW, Captain. REBEL VIEWS OF THE FI8HT. [From tba Petersburg Express, July 12.] ma fats or tum alabama. '' Lata foreign Journala have tbelr columns crowded wltb tba details of one of tba mo*t interesting naval romb*ts that ever occurred. It was remarkable In many respects and wo do not wonder at tbe immense sensation which it created in Europe? a seasation which has exceeded any thing of the kind which has turned up tbere for half a oentury. Tba Alabama bad won a world-wide lame for her extraordinary adventures snd siiccesieR. Six* had for more than two years been the terror of tbe seas to tbe Yankees. Sba bad swept Yankee commerce from tbe ooean, and do effbrte of tbe enemy to airest her glo rlous career could avail. Sbeseeined to "bear a charmed life." No single ship ever achieved such a pro'-.d distinc tlos as did the Alabama, aad her noble commander baa immortalized bimself by'hle darin rand prodigious por rorminces ia'bis line of service Having borne the Con federate flag triumphantly through every latitude and longitude, be at last put Into Cherbourg to recruit bis supplies snd to put his effects in safe bands. Whilst engaged in thta work, the federal gunboat Rear Barge appeared off the harbor and ebowed a determlaation to attack him whenever he came oat. Captain Sammes, construing this deflaol demonstration of hie adversary into a challenge, ac- j cepted It without hesitation, although tbe two vessels , were far from being equally matched, tbe Kearsarge hav- I ing every advantage Hut inspired with true Southern chivalry, be did not stop to count tbe odds against him. His high sense of honor forbade bis shrinking from the conflict, and, although it resulted In the loss of his uohie vessel, be had tbe gratlllcation to know that aba did not fall into tbe bands oi the loe. but tbnt after an obstinate engagement, In which his officers and era w displayed a vaior woithy of tbe occasion . aba want down beneath the waters with her colors flying, ne himself and a considerable number of bie offleerg and crew fortunately escaped capture, having been reacuod from a watery grave by tba timely assistance of an Rngllsh yacht, which i bad bean a witness et tbe whole eflalr. A portion of hia men were picked op by the boats of the Kearsarge aad | became prisoners. Every Southern hnart must glow with prlda over tbe accounts given of this battle by tba British and French papers, aad at tba attentions paid to Captain Seounee upoa bta arrival at Southampton. Ha was received with a eordial welcome, aad everything done on tbe most liberal scale that c u'd contribute to bis comfort aad enjoyment. Kver since be baa been in cm maad or tbe Alabama be baa been a great ravortte wltb tbe Rngltab people, wbo has never failed, whenever tbey bad the opportunity, to testify their admiration or him. ir they could bave tbelr way be would have a fleet of Alabamaa la sixty days wltb which to retrieve sad main lata bta supremacy over the Yankece on tbe ocean. We see it stated tbat preparations were bcleg actively made to provide for him aa other !>nd a superior war ateamar, but whether be will be gratified with this new command la extremely doubtful. lbua baa ended one of tbe mast famous naval figbta be tween single vassals that baa occurred this century. The Yankees gained tbo victory, but tflero Is nothing ia it worth boasting about, except that tbey bave got rid of the Alabama, which played such havoc with tbelr com mrroe. 8be will trouble them no more, tor she reposes quietly In the dar* depths of tbe ocean, from wblcb aba can never rise. Rut other Alabamaa may succeed ber, and, under tbe auspices of tbla renowned aad intrepid Semmee. resume, with a more dsetrucltve aaergy, tba career or tbelr graat predecessor. There la one cireum.Mance about tbla eagagetneat la tba British Channel tbat la worthy of a passing notice. It la tbe first, we believe, wblcb baa happened between two man-of war In wblcb the pawer of at earn was ta be tasted. Not tbat we know of since tbe application of this elemeot to naval craTt has there bean a mutual trial of ita efficacy. Tbe eaae of tba Mertmao aad tba Monitor was a similar one, bat not exactly tbe aaasa, both or the latter being heavy Iroa dade and different structures sallrely trom tba Alabama aad Kearaarg* In tercet lag from Ostlr*. Cairo, July Id, 1M4. Tbe steamer Yoa Pbul arrived at Cairo last sight wltb two hundred bogaheada of sugar aad two hundred barrels of molanee for Cincinnati. Tba steamer Magnolia bag bean fined five band red dol lars by tba military antborltlaa tor fall lag ta raf>on at Cairo on ber downward trip. Mobile papcra are very desponding, treat apprehen sions agisted there of raids by aea aad land. A steamer, tbe name of whioh la suppressed, lately ran tbe blockade there wltb a valuable oarge, including a large amount of military etoreg. General Lovell, formerly oomraandant afi New Orleans, haa been restored to rebel service. General |, a. Payne baa been esalgned to tMn d etrlot ? General Hodgae will probably eommaad at itMueab. Adjutant General Tbomaa la bora The Reported RsaM mm tile Malae Fren Mer, Gr. Jem, N. B., July id, M*>. The reported raid oa the Malae frostier from New Bruaawteb 1* looked a poo bore an entirely wHhout foua d?tto?. THE REBEL INVASION Skirmishing With the Ene my's Rear Guard. Gen. Grant's Plans for Cap taring the Invaders, M(| a#?f Kii The Washington TeUgrami. WiSHinuTon, July It, 18(14. Small partiet of rebel prisoners, stragglers from tbe recant raiding party, are constantly being brought in; bift It Is apprehended tbat our pursuit has been too long de layed to enable ear loroes to ovartake any portion of tbo raiders or tbeir plunder. It Is known that General Grant confidently expects to catcb the whole raiding pariy In the trap tliey eoterod; but It Is unfortunately true that none of oar forcos are at tbe moment precisely where the Lieutenant General as pects them to be. Mr. N. Davldton'i DetpaUh. Poolmvills, Md., July 10, 1864. Tbe enemy croesed tbe river at Edwards' ferry night before last Our cavalry skirmished some with bis rear guard and captured four or Ave prisoners. Mr. DcB. Randolph Kelm's Despatch. BiLintcns, Jnly TK, 1804 No further inconvenience Is experienced by travellers northward from tbls city to Philadelphia, except the changing of ears at tbe Gunpowder river. Ibe rebuild ing of ibe bridge over that stream 'Is being pushed for ward as rapidly as possible. DiucaABua or rrrr imrru. Tlie militia nf this city wore officially discharged last evening by an order from tbe Governor. Hereafter, ward organizations will be kept cp and militia regularly drilled. QKIfCRAt TT1CT. General Tyler is still in this city. No one seems to know bis business here, although be .8 ?;ich sought tor by subordinate officers. The Press Despatches. Washington, July 10, 1864. Additional alarm was occasioned on tbe Virginia slue of the Potomao yesterday by reports that the rebels are running the railroad up to Manassas. This Is not yet established as a fact, but many persons observant of military affairs think It not improbable, and that the design of tbe rebels Is to command tbe gaps and keep open tbolr communications between Gor dons ville and the valley. A force of rebel raiders numbering between three hun dred and fifty and five hundred passed through Little Washington, Sperryvilie and Crclgbersvllle, Thurs day nlgbt, on their way towards Madsou Court Bouse and Gordonsville. Tbey bad one hundred and Dfty horses with them and twenty-five prisoners, who were mounted upon the captured horses, which were led by tbe rebels. Tbe rebels passed Creighersville about eight o'clock, and half an hour afterwards a small foreo of Union ca yalry from tbe west, who crossed the Shenandoah at Conrad's store, made tbelr appoarance at tbe same place acd proceeded after tbe rebels. The latter gave out tbat tbey were making tbolr way to Gordonsville and thence to Richmond. Tbey seemed to be in a hurry, having received Infor mation tbat Sheridan was between tbem and Richmond with a large eavalry force, "smashing things generally " This rebel gang was doubtless part of tbe rebel force lately operating in Maryland. Gen. McCook. Gen. Payne and Gen. Donbleday, have been relieved from duty in tbe Department of Washing ton. Gen. McCook will report to tbe Adjutant General for Instructions, and Generals Poubleday and Payue will re same tbelr positions on general courts martial. Gen. fladden baa been ordered to resume tbe command of bis division garrisoning tbe defences of Washington north of tbe Potomac. There is no confirmation of tbe truth of tbe report that the rebels are running trains up to Manassas. Our city has altogether resumed its usual quiet, but there is evidently an locrcased military watchfulness. Interesting intelligence it daily anticipated from Geo Grant's army. * REBEL ACCOUNTS. [From the Richmond lMspaicb, July 14 1 Tbe public mibd no* bappllv afTectcd yesterday morn, lrg by Ibe news from Maryland, furnished by a Wash ington paper of the 101b Inst, tor tbe time Grant end Petersburg were forgotten. and nothing was tbo'igbt or talked of but Italtlmnre, Mcnocacy bridge, I.ew Wallace, and the Invasion of tbe North. Tnf aiin.it ion In Georgia and tbe safety of Atlanta ceased to be a topic of conversation, and every body was discussing the prr>b:ible offset of the present skilful and well executed movement upon the Issiio of tbe oampaign of 1 8G4. Il seems that a Confederate force has advanced quietly and aim >st without opposition many mll?s into tbe enemy's territory, destroying rail, roads and bridges, aud levying contributions upon tbe people at will: and tbo latest news we have through the Northern papers is that n body of troops drawn up to dis pute the advance was defeated and driven back in confu sion. When Northern journals admit this much, we may be suro tbat tbo victory was decisive and complete, aud attended wstb important results Tbe Yankee a counts say tbat "active arrangements ere being mado .n anticipation of an emergency which it !S c ofld^ntly bekeyefl is only barely possible, not proba ble." These "actlvo arrangements" Ooubtless have re ference to an apprehended uprising of tbe people of Bal timore, and may Include ti.e planting of conuon In the streets ar.d other measures to enforce "loyalty" In the Monumental City. Ai all event* il Is apparent tbat tbe authorities tbcro re>e torrlbly frightened and busily concerting measures for tbe safety of tbe place. The Brigadier ticneral Tylor who was captured at Mono cacy ts probably tbe same individual who figured at Manassas In July, 1861, and has since tbit time been holding some pnei'lon in B.ltlmors. Colonel gewvd is ssid to be a son of tbe Yankee Secretary or >'iale, though we are only positive tbat be bts some relationship to toe wily premier. A letter from Winchester, dated Jnly 7, says tbat a body of Coniederate troo|;e Is between Larrisburg aud. Raiilmoro, tbat ilarry Gllmor with bis command is at Gunpowder river, between Philadelphia and Baltimore, and tbat Rradlcy Johngrn Is operating at /nnapolis Junc tion, between Bal timer rVnd Washington. at nona. It was currently reporied yesterday morning that after the defeat of Wallace, at Mouocacy bridge, onr forces In Maryland encountered Oenerel Couch, who bad been sent out from Baitinwe with reinforcements, defeated blm, and took him prisoner- ,1 his rumor was invented by some imaginative person, who probably desired to keep np tbe excitement* Lete In tbe evening It was reported tbat a letter had been received from a Confederate officer In Maryland, announcing that onr forcee were within sight of tbe outer fbriiflcatloos of Baltimore, and still "marching on " tm omfii or KAnussnuKo. We have race red some additional particulars of the capture of Martlasburg, on tbo 8d Inst. Our forces entered tbe place in tbe evening; tbe enemy . tome seven thousand strong, an ons hundred day men, witb the exception ef seven hundred regular cavalry, rstreat< d bt.rrWd'y on the Harper's Kerry road. Immense quanti ties of supplies fell Into < or bands, with one million doi lars worth of medical and a large amount of oommlteary stores, including one hundred thousand bushels of corn and eats. Merchant! and suttera bad collected there lm meoee stores, preparatory to forwarding them to Rich mond for sale, aa they deemed the capture of this place a fixed fact. There were appropriated by the Confede rates. No oasuaiiies occurred en onr side, except the slight wounding of Lieut. Breckinridge in the leg. Some ten or twelve Yankees were killed. The Union element In that eounty In said to be strong. But f?w .Southern families rsmeln In MarMeeburg. The cltltens supplied the Yeakse prisoners with all the luxu ries tbey could procure, and the tame spirit wae exhib ited on tbe road from Msrtlnsbnrg to Winchester. Yet tbe iew fttuthern men In ibe oounty are Arm and unwa vering la their devotion to the cause. run must nueomnm. right Yankee prisoners, captured by Moebv St Motto osey Junction, Md , arrived at Lynchburg on Sunday night. Among them is the son of Harbuclt, one ef tbe largest shipping merobante In New York elly. Two bun* dred and twenty prieoners, captured at Hertinsburg. and sixty saptnred at Aldte, 1 oudoun eounty, have arrived at fee same plan* Moervl sim o? oryrttD* neve* Ike dashing Mosby made a very successful raid on ftnlMld'e Depot, a station on tbe peliimnre end Ohio Railroad, six miles weet of Harper's terry.- He tent In a flag of truee demanding ibe eur endev of the place, and tbe oiusem oerae out to inquire upon what conditions tbe enemy would be allowed to scrretdsr. Mosby replied, ?'UaeondMfc nelly, and that very quickly." whereupon the Yankee force or eighty-two men surrsndsred. M wby aieo captured thirty times. and gathered maay spot*. At the Point of Rocks the vine onnamand captured a i railroad train and trad into an engine. | tan. PmMtana *i Gear Cajoa ? There are seventeen hundred rebel prieeaeve n?n? al ? amp chase. One hen dred aad ten ef them have been re ornlte* for service en the Indian frontier, and will be sent fore aid m a few k art ? ft. Leuft Cuum July It. THE PRIVATEER FLORIDA. Mil of Her Capture* at Sea? Thirty -famr VtUtla Destroyed b y the Prlmt*?r Ovir Fifteen l'boai?*d Tom ?! KHlp pl*B Barncd. 6ic. As yot we bate do tiding* of the privateer Florida, aor ef our cruisers tcm out In search of Her. It is possible Ibal by ibis tine she has sought refuge lo some of ber favorite Brilmh ports. . Varioua abiurd rumora are ttoatlug about the city m reference to ber, aud much anxiety la fell Id ber future movement*. Our merchants ara holding back their rebels until tbey can le?ru sometbiog definite as to ber whereabouts. She baa done euougb miscutof already, as will be seen by tbe following list ol bor captures. Our list gives tbe class, name, tonnage, tbe ports from whence and to which thoy were bound and tbe date of tbeir capture Name. Tvnn, from. Tin. Piitr. Ship Aoilo Saion Liverpool Vt w York Auk 21. 63 ltrig Arabella* 21H. A*pinwall..Hew Nork.Jan. li '#? Schr. Al'lclwian ... lS7.New York Maranl?am.M<?reh. 09 bhlp B. F. Hour .. 1 ,it;7 . Ma/atlau t'aln.ouio Joue IB, 'CI Ship Commonw'ltb. l.2tt>.New Yorb.SKranclacu.Apl. '7. '<3 fchip i.'jil.ne 9C2 Cullao Knf.land . Jan. 2f>. 'C3 BrUOcri.a Ann ? 23Vi'li!!a Cardenas. .Jan. 22, 81 I'.rU li'arono * ... 2j3.''ahia ttaltimore. ?'til Sirur. iSlectrlcBi'ark.l.CDU New Yor* N. Orlraue-July lo, 't>4 Mrl" l" ?"Ua.. . . M.'.Mtnrantila. Bosiou Ian. 17, '63 Phtp K. B. Cutting*. 7V8. Liverpool New York. Any. ft, '63 Bark t.rucn unil ... 37.1 I'hlly ...... I'cnsnrola,. July 8 (( Bark Goloonda .. '*fl Whaling. N. Bod ford. July 8. '<'4 Bark (l<-n. Herry . .. 499. KeuuebuukF. Monroe. Jab', 18G4 hchr, Ceo, Ulm cr IDS. iialtiniare..i'eiiiail>l/UC0.4lay IS (it Ship Jacob Ho I I.M3 Kco,."liow..,N'.,w York Feb. 12 't'j Schr, Kato (Stewart*. l'iiila?... . ? - ISel Bark '.apwing MO Boston Hataria- March 3D, .1 Hrlg Marv Alvira. . .. 20*5 Boston New Orleans |m;3 Bars M. J. Ooloord 374. New York. Cave Town Mar. 3V(>3 Svlir M A. hhlnil er. 299. I't. ftojal ..Plnla June 12. '''.J Bcht. M. Y. D Is .. 270. rulto.v?l...Kew York. Jane 9, '03 Shin Oneida .. 42 J HHailgnae. New York, April 61 Ship Koil vjauntiet . l,u&l. Boston lion:; Itong JuncU.'O.t Schr. Kion/i. OVProv'cet u Cruising... July 7. Kl Slnp fianrtW . .1.174. flew York Liverpool ? ? Sblp Rwuth'n Cross. , 938 Bu'uVlsts ?ew York. .Jane 8, '6.1 HSip Slur of i'euee. . ytlAViaUn . Boston Mirah, '61 Bark Ta^ony . . 1U6. t't Boyal. . t'hlla June 12. 't>3 Hclir v. II. Hill*. . .. SO I'rov <-et'n. Cruising June 27, '63 Brig W. H. Kasb. . 2 H) S?*w Yorl Marseilles. ..July 8. 'G4 Brig W indward . . . l99.Matan/as. Ho?t >a . Jan. 23, 1.3 Bii,x Win. C. Clark . 33S Mu< hl?-.,,. Mauu^ai' ,.Juucl7, V4 Burk Zelluda .. . ... Bf'J M.itaa a* NewYurk ,Ju y 10, V4 UCAPlTCLATiON. Steamer 1 Hbip? 11 Barks. * 7 Brigs 8 Sobooucrb 7 TVital ressele 34 Total tonnngo 15,203 ? Say ?t $100 per too, g v. 3 ihesum - f tl.5'.'0,800. Tboie of ti 0 cargoes wur# very vjli.i.blo, and were wo; tb from tvvo to tbree mUlloud in tbe aggregate. * Bonded. Probable Engagement Bt'wsen a NiitHI Vessel and tbe Florida. Baitimors, July 18, 1884 Tbe following from r\r!re-s Monjoe probably bag so rue connection wltb tbe pursuit of tbe Florida ? Tbe steamship United States, from Boston, reports ? Ju!y 13, at five P. M . off tbe ligbtsblp on tbe New South Fbual, be?rlng norlbwest from tbe main, distant thirty miles, heard heavy firing north-north west; hoard twenty guos. By tboecnnd j'idsed the firing to be twenty four miles wost from tbe lightship. July 14, at Ofteen min utes past one P. V. , was spoken by the United States steamer Tlcondcropa, and reported tbe above to ber. She steered In tbe direction of tbe liring, in latitude 39 02, loc* gitude 13 22. The Steamer Fun| Suey. For'ilind, Mo , July 18. 1864. Governor Cony bat information that tbe auspioious steamer Fung Suey, which sailed from St. Joba on TVednesday last, purporting to be bound for Cbiua, put Into tbe port of Cutler, in this Slate, on Thursday night. Tbe Custom House officers boarded ber and found sbo bad a regular clearance for Cblna. Sbo was deeply laden aud pierced (or aix guns. Tbe next morning, at fire o'clock, sbo sal'.od. Tbis Information baa been communicated by Governor Cony to Secretary Welles, gbe intend-, doubtless, to run tbe blockade, take on baaru an armament and eater upon tbe caroer of a rebel cruiser. Additional Partlculara of the Graat Flra lit Brooklyn. RKPORTED ORIGIN? THB LOSSES AKD INSURANCE. As reported lo yesterday's Heiui.p, tbe fire at the foot of Joralomon street, Brooklyn, bad been entirely sub dued by seven o'clock la tbe eveaia;, nothing being left of tbe vast amount of property so lately supposed to ba safo but a masa of smouldering rain*. Yesterday more* leg many of tbe citizens of Brooklyn gathered about tbe scene, viewing tbe devastation and ruin tbe devouring element bad left in ita track; but, though there were many evidences of a very large Ore, there was little lo the eye of an observer that would tell of tbe enormoua destruction of property wblcb had so recently taken place. Tbe ru'.ns of the brlclc building and a few tc rcUed baler of woo! were indeed t'.ero; but tbe wooden tailfcfBga, the vast quantities of nitrate of soda, (ruano, bogrbcada of molaees and sugar, barrels of liquors acd bale* of cotton wete swept away at completely as tbocpb tbey bad never been stored there, and not a vet.tlgo left to mark tbeir former position. A number of tbe awoera of tbe property destroyed were also there looking with a philo sophical eye over the ruloti of that wblcb but tbo day beioro they bad viewed with so much complscenoy and self satisfaction. Tbe}' had entirely recovaied from tbo Ijteuie excitement iu which tliey were thrown during tbe raging of tbe Ore, and dow calmly looked on, revolving In their ininds new pchrmosof aggrandizement, aud no doubt testing fatef ,1 to tbe '.ns'irau:4 compsnies. which would allow ibrm to repair their othor wise Ta lien for tunes. Tbe loss will not lail eb rt of one million dollars, on which tbete was nn '.a?urance of about eight hundred thousand, the heaviest iosers being tho firm of Fabbrl k rbauucey, who will Use nearly out hundred aad ufty tlionsand dollars. Tno wsrehousee sn<I sheds, as also tbe pier, beluaged to Scbenck k Buiberlord, valued at lifi.OOO, on which there was no insurance, and will prove a total loss. Nearly all the go ? ds stored In tbe warehouses were fully insured, and by the insurance agent s report some ;>art of the guano and bi>!es can be made useful, thus redeeming a l eroentage of tbe losa. Nearly all tho insurance com panies la New York snd Brooklyn sre interested in the lira, ard wnl more or less cilTer. The following ;s a MM complete list of losses and insurauoes than has been be fore published ? Ti e nitrate cf soda, owned by Tawrenca, Giles 4Co., to tbo amount of $20,000, waa Insured in the Common wealth Insurance Company. co/oo ooutdsfaf wool, owned by Fabbri ft Chauncay, valued at |?0,000. 146 bales of Capo wool, owned by Wm. Hilton k Co. , of Boston, valued at $46,000, and 60,000 rounds wool, owned by E. 8. lllggins k Co., valued at $80,000, were all ltisured. C. V Fischer k Co. bad 190 hogsheads of tngar, la tond, valued at $20,000; Insured in iho Peter Cooper, Hartf' rd and Standard Insurance oompanica. Chsrles Puling k Co, owned 100 hogsheads sugar, duty paid, va>ued at $80,000; insured la tin Liverpool and Los loo. smith * Dunning bad 76,000 hldta, valued at $40,000; Irs-.ied In tbe Iniornatlonal. The brig Ciesar and llelene had dtacbarged about f2l> .0(0 worth of ber cargo, which, la the aggregate, waa ralued at $120,000, aad belonged to Fabbri ? t hauueey ; but the whole was lost, together with the vassal, which sras valued at $28,000. Koche Brothers hC'oMyliad $115,000 worth of sugar destroyed, which wss lusured for $136,000 iu Maw York aad Brooklyn oompanles. raoBinLB oBMim or nra rrsa. Cortlderable tpeculatlon bss been Indulged la as to tbe oawe Of iba axpieatoa. It waa at first supposed that the explosion waa cnnsed by gunpowder; but whau it ? aa dlsoovored that there waa so gunpowder stored on tbe pretnlsea, aud that tbe explcsion waa that of aitrate o' potash, considerable surprise waa man Heated aaasoat t eople are aware or the faot that neither aaltpetre nor oKrate of soda, ta IU separata capacity, It explosive, and that la order to Imparl tho expioelve quantise which th-T noksess la the lorm of guupowdar It la nupi ssary to mix tbsm wltb carbonated au bet mesa. Tbe only reaaon aMe idea of the cause of the explosion terms to be that, when the flra broke ont, the Molasses and sugar, which bad become oarfeonltsd by the lire, flowed among the nitrate of soda aad combined with It, thus forming gun powder, whieh Immediately exploded. Nitrate of soda operates preolsely the aama as aitrate of potash M Ita re tat hot to nharooal, or to any esrhonlxed substanoe. II h?'da exactly the aama proportions of nitrogen and oxy gr .i, with the aoda alkali as a base Instead of potaah. It la not absolutely neeesaary that the earbon and salt petre should . awaoe la to eoataet in tbeir aolld forms ta produce an exptaatnn. The earbon lo said gas ey lved from tbs one, aad the oxygen and nitrogen evolved from the other, mingling In the air at a high temperature, a ig hi have tho aama effeet. The Hall Arctic Expedition. 8r Jomra, N T., July 18, 1904. Tbe bark MoattooDo, B. A. Chappeli, master, bauod for Hndeoa'a Bay, aad having on board tbe Hell Arotlo expedition, arrived here yesterday, to day ber tender, Henry Chap pell, maatsr, arrived. Our cltlxena extended tbeir warmeat hospitality to Mr. Hall and the goniletaea coeosoled with the expedltioa. Both vessels sailed this after aeon. Rebel Ateonale frsm Oserala. ffrotn tbe Rioim 'n.i luspateb, July U] An ottkiei desyateb tr> m General J. hostoa <iia<es :hnt mattois ire eomperatively quiet m ftont of At), ita, the ew f b<?ttllilaa Mat have laisly traaeplre<t beUg some artt'ierv grant tre ol lei>? rai.a* aeroes the DbalUb oebee, Tbe enemy AowtUsea hove peeeeosk* el some of the lorda ob tbe river, V&1. INTERESTING FROM MEXICO. Movements of the Emperor Maximilian. Genri) Btxalee BenUncti PilteiM' Band to Diith. SPIRITED BEPLY OF PALACIOS. The New Mexican Minister* to Europe, t?, fte.. a?. By the arrival at ttiii port yesterday of the steam*hlp Havana, Captain Greene, and through tbe uniform atten tions of Mr rurssr Huertaa, we bar* roccived our uaual oorrst-posdeuce from the neighboring republic of Mexico. 9ar V?r? Crun Corre?pond?B6?? Vera Cnus, Mexico, July 3, 1M4 Pino.* 1 had an opportunity of sddresslng you laat from the city of Mexico, nothing of very great importance baa transpirsd in l,1# WAJ of Keoeral news, though a atorm la now brewing which will before long attract more atten tion to the affairs of Mexico than the world Is at preaent tucked to give to ibem. The forces of the republic and of the Bcw-fang cd empire are preparing for the oontest of arm*, and in a Fhort time you will be informed of the commencement of the collision. The Emperor Maximilian has removed his residence to Chapuitepec, a fine castle, but greatly out of repair, some Ave or fix miles distant from ths capital. This is era to be tbe spot whore the Kmperor Montezuma built oue of his most auperb palaces, and whero he was accustomed to pass the warm montha of sumr.cr, Id tho midst of alt tho elegance, bcaity and en chantment for which hia empire was so famous. I re cently visited the delightful spot, and can testtfy that there it no other placo so well suited for an imporlal reslder.ee throughout the State woich it adorca. The groves surrounding the castle are as thick and as green as they were wben tne beautiful and the brave or the Aztecs roposeil Oeneath their Inviting shade; though tbs venernbio Humboldt declares that those trees were already ancl- nt In the days of Montezuma, many or th? "monarcha or tho forest" being more than a thousand years old. The remains or tho gardens and fountains constructed by the luxurious sovereigns of those days are yet to be seen In the vlolnity of the royal domains, and there la no reason to doubt that it waa indeed a quiet retreat or tha King and the nobles of Acabuac from the more stormy life o: the im;>erJal city. Such Is the spot, and tach its memories, which the Austrian prince or emperor baa selected for bis suburban abode. Maximilian has alroady sent several ministers to repre sent his new empire at tbe courta or Europe Some of theco are refined gentlemen and scholars, and tbey will be followed by others of a similar stomp. Among thoeo whom I hare seen and with whom I have conversed I may mention-? Senor Francisco 8 Mora, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Ibe governmenta of Russia, Sweden and Denmark. Be .or Gregorio Barandlaran, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the oourta of Italy and Sw iizer'and. This gentleman waa far many years Becra tary to tbe Mexican Legation In Washington, during the administration of Bobtaa. He, as wall aa Mr. Mora, speaks tbe E:i*hab, French and Spanlah languages with great fluency and correctness. Mr. Barandlaran la accom panied bv bis wife, an American lady, bom somewhere in tlie vicinity ol Washington. The other minsters whose names I have beard a re:? (tenor Arrangol*, to London an S Belgians. | Senor Hidalgo, to Pasfc I senor Thomas Murphy, to Austria and Germany. Senor Fac.io, to Spain. Senor A?vi)ar, to Rome. Some of thaw ministers, happening to be In Europe, were appointed Before the Emperor left. Nobody baa yet been named for tbe mlsaioo to tbe Cnltod Statee; but ,1 n extremely probable that one will be shortly dee patched Washington, se tbe Emperor and his advlsere are very acxioua to cultivate friendly relations with tne United States, on wlioee action entirely depends the ee tabll^mont or tbe overthrow of the monarchical Idea on t!, .a continent. l*p to the laleet moment there hae been ne confirma tion of tbe rumor that tleoeral Uraga, one of the leading offcers or the liberal army, baa given In h:s auhes.on to tbe empire. Ibe wleh la this ca?e, as in many others, appears to bave beea father to Ue thought, an I for my part I do not believe a word or it. J know aleo that high officers of the Juarei government regard It as "a weak Invention of toe enemy but '.n tho present unsettled state of Mexican affairs and Mcxicac stability l? ia bard to say how long any oue man will be faithful to auy side, let it be imperial or republican, unlesa thera be strorfg reasons and induce ments for his tdellty. Happily there are yet a few men? Mexicans at that? cn whom the (ul.eat reliance may be placed lor tho defence of the nitlonal territorv against foreigo invadors. Among tbe*e are Juares and Porflrlo Diaz. Whether Uraga will be as fir in and true to the end aa thev will very shortly appear lh tho meantime the Kre-ch are making little or ao propre?? in tbe irte iorof the country. Now end then the? eac unter enj d s|.?ree a few guerillas, when tbey do not nil to make tbeir exploits koowe by flaming tele graphic report*. In order to keep up tbe spirit of the army aud to mpresa the Emperor with tbe oea thai tt.e all conquering French bave nothing to do but advance and be victorious, It la sbsolutely necessary ibat tbe forces of J'tarez should be beaten at least once a week? on paper. The last deopatcb of thla kind an nounced that tha French had captnrtd San Nicolas, a place near rolnea, with scareelv any low, driving the Mexicans I re so man* sheep, before them. Tbe feet now orni'-s out that the French eolrnel who made tbe attack w .s completely b^atea by the Juaret commander and rora pelied to fall bark upon Toluca, a fortified poel, which tbe Mexloaas attacked, but were not strong enough to take. Tboy, however, -eptured an Immense lot of cattl* In tbe vicinllv, and .n the neighboring towns of 7lnacante|>eo end UUabuaca, occupied by tbe French, they made a deatrnctlve raid, oarrylng off everything tbey could lay their hands upon and driving out tbe small garrison at tbe p lot of the bayonet The movemTia of these guerll. las are considered sufficiently Important to Induce Gene ral ftaralne to sard off forces from Mexlca to aid In sup pressing their attacks. The duigencti*, or malt eoaehea, wb'ch used to too regularly between Tolnca and Moreita, have heeo eompel'ed entirely to suspend tbeir oix-rattoos lo consequence of the preserve or tbe guerillas, who hava threatened to kill every driver and Je-iroy every coach that route. This is becmse the paeaenrers arechlefy Freccb. and It la the only medium by which tbey caa keep np tbeir oommunlcailoo*. , . .. . . . in my former :ett? r T aent you seme interesting In^r maifn concerning the fbrcaa st the oomsnand of ibe dif ferent liberal generals, and among thera t mentioned the name of Htva Palacloe? a man who bothers tbe French more than any ether chief, by tbe rapidity of hie more mints and the suddenness of bis attacks. He baa sworn eternal hostility to the Invaders ef his oountry s ?>?; ami, from all ibat Is said him. be Is a man "kelyj W keen b's word. A small hand under hie command Mt tared tho French on the roed to Toluca. and carried off no |r?s i ban SBetlttaMOd head of cattle, wblcb Ibe warriors bad collected for their own support. This is the ioboapltabls way lo which this Mexican treat* bla kind friends, all tbe wsv fr-m France, who have oome to glva bla oouotry "a settled government." _ (?peak lag of Rlva Palacloa, I muat mention tbiir al'lng to get the ?^t>1d guerlllero'1 loto i hM clutohcM, General Batslne, the commander In chief of tha Frenob foroaa lo Mexico, beoama exceedingly wrotb, and Isaoed an order to tba oflieen of tha army directing tbem lo deal summarily wltn nuerillaa, whom he olaas fles ai ong thieves, loulaalng, nf courae, the rorcen andsr Rlva ralaoloa. To th e brf * fulwn of (aialna I'alaol s ha? replied with tha view ?* Perflrlo Ida*. In a clrc-ilsr aleo addressed t-i his oC. -ers:? <?lf tbe French General he saya,"wiahea to bring clvllis-Ulon to this oountry (Mexico), be ought to oom mance hv repreaslng lbs dlaordnr m tba treopa nnd?r b is oommand, who nave travereed the ocean to ahos m that trey have about them nothing of the eoldler except tbe unlfi rm and the arsis. Put In mora lly and ^Jpiine they are inferior not eoly to eur organl ed eorpe, but even to guarll.es of tha woiat kind known unto th s day '"?MBe' F?aocb Wlah 10 swim In ths blood jf oor l^",uj atd aathoTi/a ev??y expeditionary chief t* ??' 1 and aaeassiaite Tbey wish lo laT^s^ (fee jnatioe of tbeir raiwe a' d to eiiange tbstr l?s a d ( ^ lamole* iniolasra; aa l hi abort, when taeeotir a ra acta their "pretecti'*!, ' tbey sei-k lo ou"*' ?n<| werk of eon.|iwet. by ??nsttaatiM the ga (f) ^ the giilllwlee foe every man who will art nen ^ # # i (need under M'oir unosn'Jlotis yoKe >? a t* the - aires l*r of ibe sron.Ji gaeera. to a cballente of war without im rey and without quarter, we do not hwitaU to acoept It, because to lannchlag late tit* struggle for maintaining Ike indepsndeuce sod wtwotif of Hixloa we have never ouMMt on tbe eleoaenoy of frenchmen. Yoa will therefore apply la futuro to Frss'.hi prisoners who may fail into yosr funds and power, the articles of Ike circular- of Um commander 1 n chief of torn sxpedltlosary army; aad, attar baring established Umiv identity, all prisoners, olvil or military, employed by the rrench or the to celled empire, whatever may be their aationallty , ahaU Inatantly be put to death. e e e ? To shoot prisoners It la first neoeeeery to make them: en* never, at least aa far as we know, hae Kiva Palaclos Deem expowKt to this good fortune. In regard to exploit*. Ike French general hae never, up to this time, done mote Mam attack ua wiu> forces line three hundred to one. BsrfsrS ao easily disposing of the skin of the lion, the/ oeght, I thlok, to try end capture the animal bimself." Many persons may aay Mat tkeee are mere work; bat the men who ei press such determined sentiment* ere tha mouthpieces and representatives of strong aid powerful armsil organizations of the nation. Among these people the monarchlal and Imperlel Idea finds a* flavor, end Umi lenders, knowing this and being concerned la suatalnlog democratic principlee, de all la tkelr power to keep tkO Ire horning in their bear!*. The Emperor baa not aa yet leaned any programme of bia own form of government. It la said that he la wait* ing to become more acquainted with the people surgoond* Ing him. Ho will have need to do so; for If he Allows the advice of etirh men us Almonte, Marqusx, Msjie and Mlra mon, be will be IKely to make a worae meea of tktoge than auy of hi* democratic predecessor". Aa regards the coronation, nothing will bo done, as I am informed, until the Imperial programme la laeued and the Cabinet l? formed. Additional Furta Proving (ha Report About General Vraga'e Adheilun to the Empire False>Hls (Senerale anil Officers Confident or Ills Faithful ness?They Confide Vn Ills Honor to Maintain Che Integrity of the Hepnb* lie, &o< We have been favored with a copy i>r an act pa?ned ak a war meeting held on the 10th ultimo at the r.rtdence of the General In Chief of the Mexican literal army, a Undid Guzman. Borne Frsnco-Mexlcan papers having circulated a report that General Uraga had given In his adhesion to the empire, after some preliminary business of the meeting, In which the General In Chief Bhowod the actual state of the army and the condition of those matters for which this meeting bad been convened, the debate was terminated by the follow ing resolutions being unanimously adopted: ? 1. The republican army, having to the protect preserved and actually maintained the Independence and Integrity of its country, ratHies n >w the vote of coufideuce placed in Its General lo-Clilef, citizen Lope/. Uriiga, so that bo shall continue at Its command and may direct Its opera' tions, and that he may support the cause of liberty and bis co'intry. Tbo army trusts to his ability to maintain the honor of the republic, and to that oi th^ee under arms In tbo ranks of the army our honor, and that he win fulfil those Holemn obligations which be owes to bio 0'iuntry and to society. 2. That all bandits, whobavetiudsra" Ircumstances, and especially the present ones, osiia"n'<jred, by tbo reports they have circulated, tlte uot >o o the defenders o( the republic, shall be punished lhe?e reso'.utl >us, b?lu? submitted to a vote, were unanimously approved by the gen on. Is and officers present, the same who subscribe this o<-?. Rcsldoure of the General- In Cbie of the republican army at Clodad Gu/man, June 10, IIW4. Swned ? iNflgnol M lCcheagariy, Cmiw lgleslss, Santiago Tapla. T. O'Horan, P. Rl< ?et>, A. A. Guaderrama, Felix Vega, J. Diaz de Leon, L. Ornelas, Albino Eapinosa, Augustia Iglesias and I'rjnclsco Cautll? lero, for the Fourth division; Jose Linares, f - th.i State o f Queretaro; Fraoclsco A. Ramos, for the Co'iuia brigade; Antonio Nerl. Miguel Garcia de Aguirre, Km iiio It?iy, Francisco O. Arre, Manuel Manscal, Borap! > Vil<a!f>vos, Julio M. Cervantes, Minion Dslgadillo, ria'iri. 'oCi?m, T. Komero, Francisco M. Vlllasenor, Mao i?l i!? U. Meua.CIro Uraea, Giullermo P. de 1 nda, t.ion'o M. Jan r<rqul. Manuel Covi'lloe, Mateo Reves, Jo J >). M hiox, Marcos Vlllegss, Army Commisgicner fssci -i ?tepnlYeda, Salvador brlluega, Secretary of the Treasury ; M. It. Ala torre, Commlaatonarof Internal Revenua, Fibd.isoo Her nandez Carrasco; Arlateo Moreno, secretary of iai meet ing. A true copy. ARISTFO MORENO, Secretary. Ciudad Uczma*, June 10, IBM. THE FI61T HEIR JACKSON, HISS. UNION ACCOUNT OF THE AFFAIR The Rebels H?pulte4 In All ef Ike EngagentBtf, At* fte? At. Cai*o. III., July 1ft, 1M4 Tits Tlcksburg fftraUL of Um 12th latent says, m re gard to our late expedition to Jacks <n, that oar forces moved from Black river oo (be morniag of the 8<J last , under command of General Dennis. General Slocum Joined the expedition at Champion Hills. The whole force numbered less than three thousand. The enemy were not enoouutered In any considerable force until the 6th inatant, when they were fonnd strong ly posted on the east bang of a o> eek tkree miles this side or Jackson. A flanking foroe under Col. Coatee, or the Eleventh Illinois, compelled the rebels to abandon their position, and our foroos oooupled Jackson that night. The follow ing day, aa our troops were leaving the town, a eltlxsn climbed ap to Ike top of the State Houae and signalled the rebel cavalry, who drew up la line ef battle on the uorth or the town. For this act ths cit.asn was sum marily shot. The enemy attacked oor advance la strong ferce; but they were drlvea back the next morniag. uur rearguard was agaia aaaaulted near Clinton; but the rebels were agate repulsed aai lbs grouad strewn with their dead and wounded. Our total loss was less thaa one hundred killed and fifty wounded. We captured thirty or forty prisoners. No cetton has recently beea brought ie. Tbo railroad from Vieksburg to Jackson is being rapid ly repaired, and CJtnraunkulloo will soot be had wits the interior. InCereatlng fren Cnba. OU? HAVANA VOKRJtSrONDKKUg. Bavajm, July If, 1M4. As affair of great importance Ie being diecaseed, though privately, In many circles. I refer to tho proceedings ef the Censor, Don Apollnar del Ralo, win Is Interested la the Diarit de la Marina. lie Intends to destroy all op posing newspapers owned by slave deelers, and advocate to tbe extent be dare ths odious slave traffto. Mr. Rsto I'orgets that In ths nineteenth oeotury he cannot ?k?ry eat h'.s plans, ror, although he baa killed Ike tifU, that Is not ths only Ag* of thla century. His next step was to oonflseate ?nd prohibit the circulation <* aewspaters oomlng from Rpaln that eppusod the slavs trade. This has been doss with the last two malls from the mother country, and onlr a few. asd those surrr;>ti?Kniely, ef these newsiiepers have beea received here. A well kuewo and talented young man, Mr. Daniel Bosquet, the agent of eight newspapers, has made a formal pre teet against the proceedings at Mr. Rate, and la a for mil exposition to General Dolce refused to bavo tb^ Rat i as ceusor lot tbe newfrapxrj collided to his (Bos quet's) charge, and petitions for hit (Hato's) removal. On 8aiurd4y night a grand ball wti glron to ths oik eers of tbe Austrian frigate Navara ai Mar anao. fbe yellow fever coatluuea ita ravages smkla ratoer on the Increase. The beat wsise ea tbe iacreese, sad Iks rain storms sentleue. Interestln? frssn Mlseonrg. ritOTIOTlON AOAtXT rilUM AT ST. Li t is? HIUTTA ?oiMk Ovsa ro ths ink sr. St. Lota, July if. 1M4, By ordsr or General roererans two t if?ooo furnisbsd by the underwriters sad oss by tht Chief (Juartermaetsr of the department ? are hereafter to he kept Ms the harbor, with a foil head of steem ofi day and olgM.le tow burning boats Into the rfver. ard all steamers est rscelv.og er discharging freigb: are to anskor to Ike stream. All skits, yawls and otiisr small craft era pro. hibltsd from beloir emfloyed la tbe harbor wit boat pruper anth rtty Csptala 9 V. V'Ord |g appointed millUry harbor master. A ieepst^b from a snllttary man at "ft Jesspk says that Are u< mpa Dies of militia, m^l of which be!eegs<l to Colo. ?i Miss's old regiment, have preiiy OMti *U gone over to ths ret sis nndsr Thornton. The N laety-fiiet Mew Yerk Veteran Vet nnteers at Cnlro. Cais July Id, 1?M The Ninety- first Wew York Teter?a Vo' .nieers. Lisa tenant Colonel Task Ml, fr? m fscks<>? and Vew Orleans, arrived here last night, fbey leave for home this saom ia* hy aps^wl trata

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