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viction that this Administration is totally incompetent to conduct the war, and that there is no longer any hope of the very speedy suppression of the rebellion. The latest. We have received a copy of the Washington Chronicle, of Sunday, the 10th instant, and copies of other Norther papers. The New York Herald announces the battle as a "crushing defeat" to Hooker. Another Yankee paper says that the Federal army now numbers 70,000, and is strong enough to repel any attack. Com. Porter gives an account of the attack on Grand Gulf, and says that he accomplished all he wanted except silencing the batteries, which, he says, "were fought with a desperation I never before witnessed." A dispatch from Port Gibson, from General Grant, says he completely routed the rebel there on the 30th, capturing 500 prisoners besides the wounded. An arrival at New York from Wilmington bar, on the 4th, says that the iron-clads are again off Charleston, and that an attack on the plac