The messages from the Southwest
relative to the situation of affairs at Vicksburg
have for many days been of the vaguest and most confused character.
Especially was that of Saturday morning last incredible in some respects and incomprehensible in others.
In so much has this been the case with reference to a matter so intensely interesting as that of the siege of Vicksburg
, that we have been driven to look for some explanation of our own messages to the lying dispatches of the enemy.--Our own editorial comments upon the subject are oftener based upon the confessions of the enemy of the state of the struggle for the reduction of our Mississippi Gibraltar
than upon these muddy telegrams from Jackson
, etc, which are as muddy as the Mississippi
Is there not some corrective?
Cannot the association for disseminating telegraphic news for the press employ agents who understand the business sufficiently to give a simple and connected statement of facts?