Latest from the North.
passage of the Tax bill — news from the Southwest
--affairs on the Peninsula
— Astounding Pulse hoods — Tyranny in Memphis
— the fight near Charleston
— movements of Beauregard
, &c., &c.,
Petersburg, June 26.
--New York, Philadelphia
, and Norfolk
dates to the 24th instant have been received here.
The news is not important.
The Great National Tax bill passed both Houses of the Yankee Congress
It taxes everything, even glue, candles, screws, molasses, wine, and coal.
All quiet at Corinth
on the 21st.
Contrabands inform Halleck
that Gen. Beauregard
has gone to Richmond
to explain the cause of the evacuation of Corinth
The weather is awful hot; the mercury stands at 90 deg in the shade.
Peninsula, June 23.--The weather is warm and dry — heat oppressive.
The Federal troops are enthusiastic at the near prospect of a battle.
16th had a severe skirmish with the rebels at Fair Oaks
on the 18th inst. Loss, 17 killed, 25 wounded, 14 missing. The rebels were driven back one mile, with double the loss of that sustained by the Massachusetts
[A Yankee lie.] The Massachusetts
16th is the largest regiment on the Peninsula
, June 21.--Reports say that 5,000 Federal troops, with gunboats and transports, leave Baton Rouge
on Friday for Vicksburg
, who still commands at Memphis
, has issued an order requiring the Board of Aldermen, Mayor
, and all other city officials, to take the oath of allegiance within three days. Failing to do so, they will be arrested and treated as traitors.
The Government is repairing the roads from Memphis
, June 23.--A telegram from Cairo
says that Gen. Hindman
is among the prisoners taken at White river
relying solely upon ‘"rebel"’ accounts, claims the fight near Charleston
as a substantial Union victory.
It says, that Beauregard
has gone to Richmond
, and strange rumors are afloat, the most important of which is that another reinforcement of Jackson
is going on, sufficient to enable him to sweep out again the Shenandoah Valley and cross the Potomac
this time, and descend like an avalanche upon Washington
was badly injured at Manassas
by a fall from his horse.
Steamers reached New York, Monday, with 684 additional sick and wounded.
Foreign exchange in New York is firmer.
American gold has advanced to 6½（7½.
Government stocks heavy.
No election was allowed in Norfolk Tuesday.
The Military Governor
says that, in consequence of late disorders and conflicts between the civil authorities and citizens, the functions of all civil officers are suspended until further orders in Norfolk
All complaints are to be reported to the Provost Marshal