Later from the North.
We are indebted to the courtesy of Hon. Robert Ould
, commissioner of exchange, for a file of New York papers of the 9th inst., received by flag of truce Thursday.
The following is from the "situation" article in the Herald:
From the Rappahannock — later from Vicksburg.
Reports received in Washington
yesterday say that the first division of the sixth army corps were still in the position on the south bank of the river which they occupied on Friday.
They had advanced no further man the open plain behind the ride pits from which the enemy were driven.
A visit to the front disclosed the enemy in unusually strong force in his old position on the right, left and front of our column.
The enemy are constantly busy, and large columns seem to be moving up and taking position to await further operations of our forces.
was across the river, and visited the picket lines on Saturday.
The picket firing on that day was almost continuous; but since then our pickets have been nearly unmolested.
The enemy appear to be in large force on the south side of the river, and it cannot be ascertained whether any considerable portion of Lee
's army have been withdrawn.
A late raid of our troops, with the assistance of three gunboats, up the Mattaponi river
into King William county, Va.
, which was directed by Gen. Keyes
, has resulted in a decided success.
After meeting with some brief resistance from the enemy our troops destroyed a rebel foundry at Aylett
's, together with several mills, machine shops, a lumber yard, and four Government warehouses laden with grain.
The expedition was commanded by Lieut. Col. Tevis
, and returned to Yorktown
on the 6th inst., after accomplishing a very successful result with a trifling loss.
A dispatch from near Vicksburg
, dated on the 2d of June, reports the return of General Blair
's expedition through fifty-six miles of country, from the Big Black to the Yazoo
, and eleven miles below Yazoo City
Several bridges and a number of grist-mills and cotton gins, used to grind corn, were destroyed; also a large quantity of cotton belonging to the rebels.
The country towards the Yazoo
is said to be teeming; with agricultural riches.-- Cattle, sheep, and hogs, abound in all directions.
Flourishing crops of corn, oats, wheat, and rye, are seen on every side.
Hundreds of negroes fled at the approach of our troops, and followed them into our lines.
Telegrams from Memphis
, to the 3d inst., say that Gen. Osterhaus
was watching Joe Johnston
on the west side of Black river
bridge with an entire division, ready to intercept his junction with Gen. Pemberton
. Gen. Johnston
had shown himself with a strong force near the bridge on the 1st and 2d inst., but fell back again to Jackson
on encountering the fire of our troops.
The same authority states that communication with Gen. Banks
is kept up on the Louisiana
shore, that guerillas infest the region between Lake Providence
and Grand Gulf
with impunity, and that every negro with a Federal uniform on is hung as soon as captured.
The formidable batteries along the Mississippi
, on the first line above the water batteries, are all silenced save one at the extreme upper part of Vicksburg
, which mounts two heavy guns and two 28-pounders.
The rebel battery on Fort Hill
is composed of six guns of very heavy calibre.
Our forces have mounted six heavy guns in front and a battery bearing diagonally at that point.
The dispatches from Gen. Pemberton
to Gen. Johnston
, captured on Thursday, read, "Our forage is all gone.
The men are on quarter rations.
The ammunition is nearly exhausted.
We can hold out ten days."
On Friday General Grant
ordered every gun in position to throw shells into Vicksburg
In one hour thirty-six hundred were safely lodged in the city, but with what effect is not known.
June 7.--A steamer from the Yazoo
, Wednesday, has arrived.
The rebels burned the upper works of the gunboat Cincinnati
The fire in Vicksburg
on Monday night was caused by the explosion of our shells.
One whole side of Washington Square was destroyed.
The planting of siege guns was progressing.
It was the intention to open fire on the enemy with them along the whole line on Wednesday.
Our lines have been drawn in so that in many places the armies are within speaking distance.
Monday, June 1, via Cairo
, 5.--I have no important change to report of matters in the rear of Vicksburg
is well up to the enemy's works.
has planted a battery of heavy siege guns within 100 yards of the rebel forts, and constructed a covered pathway from behind a high hill, through which his gunners can pass to and fro with little danger.
still hold all the ground they have occupied.
Free speech and free press in Chicago — Sciences in the City.
The revoking of Burnside
's order suppressing the Chicago Times
, by Lincoln
, has been published.
It was brought about, it seems, by threats of the people that, if the Times
was suppressed, the Chicago Tribune
(nigger worshipper) office would be mobbed and destroyed.
A secret meeting of Republicans, with a few prominent Democrats, was held, to adopt a petition to Lincoln
for the revocation of the order.
The following are the resolutions:
in the opinion of this meeting of citizens of all parties, the peace of this city and State, if not the general welfare of the country, are likely to be promoted by the suspension or rescinding of the recent order of General Burnside
for the suppression of the Chicago Times
That upon the ground of expediency alone, such of our citizens as concur in this opinion, without regard to party, are hereby recommended to unite in a mention to the President
, respectfully asking the suspension or rescinding of said order.
The undersigned, in pursuance of the above resolution, respectfully petition the President
's favorable consideration and action it. accordance therewith.
Which was unanimously adopted.
and Representative Arnold
announced their intention to telegraph the President
to give this resolution his serious and prompt consideration.
The committee were directed to send the resolution and petition by telegraph to the President
The Chicago Times
, of the 5th, chronicles the scenes at the meeting there on Wednesday:
From early dawn; through the day, and far into the night, the streets were thronged with eager and earnest men, whose words were those of deepest indignation and resentment at the blow so openly struck at their liberties.
To do justice to the intensity of this feeling would transcend the limited space here afforded, and it must suffice to say that no event occurring in the history of the Northwest
ever excited so general and so uncompromising a spirit of opposition.
Even the aggressive boldness of that fanaticism which urged and applauded the measure quailed before this mighty popular demonstration, and sought protection in cowardly silence, or behind the sullen array of bayonets which alone, in obedience to authority, formed their bulwark.
The lapse of hours brought no relief from excitement, and the announcement that a grand mass meeting of loyal citizens would be held in the evening was received with enthusiasm and fervor too intense to describe.
Following this came the announcement of proceedings in the United States Circuit Court restraining arbitrary violence, and the whole capacity of power precess was not sufficient to supply the insatiable demand for details of the event.
Thus the day passed in a favor of commotion, and night brought its thronging crowds to swell the great convention of treeman — a convention beside which the convention of eminent men who assembled to discuss canal projects in another portion of the city, into insignificance.
Randolph street was blockaded by a dense living man whose shouts and the air, and drew forth even their wounding and trembling as on lookers.
Fanatics saw more than they ever dreamed of when this concourse moved up the street in almost countless numbers and took possession of the Court House Square
For the first time they knew the strength of the opposition their reckless spirit has aroused. --Fully twenty thousand determined men assembled in and around the inclosure.
The police stood by with carried ranks, but there was no need of their attendance.
Violence was not the intention of that concourse.
They came to hear and applaud the truth, and, by their unanimous voice, to put the seal of condemnation upon unwarranted acts of oppression and tyranny.
Speakers took the stand, and, in terms overflowing with boldness and eloquence, spoke of events past and future; of aggressions accomplished and yet to come; of freemen's rights, and of the sacred privileges of loyal and patriotic men. At times the audience gave way to the wildest tumults of applause, and the air rang, as it never rang before, with the defiant shouts of loyal Americans
in the sublime act of vindication.--Throughout, the scene was one of excitement and intensity, and it only needed the reading of that telegraphic dispatch from the noble Democracy of New York, sending greeting and sympathy to their proscribed brethren of Chicago
, to transform it into an exhibition of enthusiasm beyond the scope of description.--It was grand and impressive.
It was the unveiling of a power which will sweep like an avalanche through the land.
For hours this demonstration continued When the night was far spent, and long after the mass meeting had adjourned, crowds lingered in the streets and proclaimed their sentiment to the world with lusty voices.
Midnight brought no abatement of this extraordinary enthusiasm, and the small hours of the morning were resonant with notes of defiance and resentment.
That all this should have occurred without disturbance or outbreak speaks trumpet-tongued for the loyalty and discretion of the Chicago Democracy
The men of yesterday were indeed the men of law and order — the men upon whom the burdens of a nation might rest in safety.
is proud that she bears such citizens, for upon them she may rest with perfect reliance when the hour of need comes.
The speeches made on the occasion were bold and to the point, and seemed to be inspired very little by sympathy with the Confederate States
, but a great deal by hatred of Lincoln
and the Republicans.
The press of New York held a meeting on the 8th, and adopted resolutions denying the right of the military to suppress a paper for strictures on the civil or military officers of the United States
presided, and did not favor the resolutions.
During a conversational debate he said:
We have evidence before us that certain military commanders in the service of the Government
deemed certain journals disloyal and inimical, and forbade their circulation throughout the camps.
kept the Tribune
out of the camp, and I never denied his right to do so. High officers of the Government
revoked that decision.
What is after all the result of all this?
That what one officer feels it proper to command to have done another declares that it is improper to have done.
It is the right of every commander to exclude any mischievous or disloyal journal from coming within his camp, if he deems it right for the well being of that camp.
Suppose we took Richmond
, and the Richmond Whig
should go on vituperating the Government
We must suppress it.
A riot occurred in Washington city
on the 5th, a party of teamsters, chiefly Irish
, carrying out a long meditated attack on the negroes.
The signal for the attack was to be the lighting of bonfires at the wagon camp, which was accordingly done about 12 o'clock. The parties were armed with shot guns, pistols, slingshots, &c., and began their work upon the negroes in the vicinity.
They entered and cleared out a number of houses on 22d street and that neighborhood.
The police hearing of the difficulties, hastened to the spot.
As soon as they were recognized they were fired upon, but none of the officers were injured, we believe.
A provost guard, under Lieut. Brannin
, was then sent by Captain Johnson
, who succeeded in quelling the riot and arresting the following; Patrick Henney
, Thomas O'Connell
, Thomas Dorsey
, M Henney
, Patrick Russell
, M Kenney
, M McDonough
, John Smith
, Thomas Mann
, Michael Smith
, John Flaherty
, Felix O'Bryan
, P Maguire
, Squire Loder
, James Ryan
They were committed to the Central
During the night some 200 other arrests were made of parties charged with sympathizing with and aiding the rioters.
The success of the French in Mexico.
The news from Mexico
by the steamer Constitution
at San Francisco
, with dates from Puebla
to the 18th ultimo, leave no room for doubt that the report of the capture of Phebla by the French
and the surrender of General Ortega
's army is true.
But the facts which establish this result also bear testimony to the undaunted bravery and unquenchable patriotism of the Mexicans.
They only surrendered when starvation compelled them, and even than many of the officers shot themselves, rather than become prisoners to the invaders.
On the 17th of May General Forey
sent a flag of truce to General Ortega
, offering to allow the Mexican
officers and soldiers to march out, the officers with their side arms, providing they would give a parole not to serve against the French
This offer was refused by General Ortega
, who meanwhile spiked his cannon, burned his gun carriages, destroyed the arms of his infantry, and then surrendered his forces as prisoners of war. The advance of the French
, army is at Cholula
, six miles beyond Puebla
; on the way to the capital.
City Council left on the 8th inst., for a trip to Niagara Falls
was enlivened Monday by a negro recruiting party in the streets, with fife and drum and the usual accompaniments of hangers on.
The anniversary of the capture of Memphis
by the Union
forces was celebrated on Saturday.
All the stores were closed and business almost entirely suspended.
The procession, which was very long, marched through the principal streets with banners, paintings, &c.
have been formed into a military district, Gen. O. B. Wilcox
Democratic State Conventions for nominating Governors will be held in Pennsylvania
, June 17th; lowa, July, 8th; Maine
, August 6th. Republican State Conventions: Ohio
, June 17; Pennsylvania
, July; Maine
, July 1.
, of Missouri
, has called a meeting of the State Convention at Jefferson City
, June 15th, "to consult and act upon the subject of emancipation of slaves, and such other matters as may be connected with the peace and welfare of the State
returned to Cincinnati
on the 8th inst.
Letters from Ireland
, dated at Limerick
, Tuam, Longforth, Kilrush, Ballinasice, and other places, state that the tide of emigration to America
continued with an unabated flow.
Gold was quoted in New York on the 8th at 142½
The New Orleans papers are not allowed to publish anything about the Port Hudson
The New York Herald's
A great mystery hangs over the fight at Port Hudson
, on the 27th ultimo.
Nothing concerning it is allowed to be published in any of the papers of this city, and no official information can be had from any one on the subject.
Admittance to the hospitals is also refused, and although the wounded have been arriving here in large numbers, we have been thus far unable to obtain their names or condition.
A correspondent of the Philadelphia Enquirer
, writing from Murfreesboro
' on the 1st instant, says: "Last night there was an at the headquarters of the General-in-Chief
of the commanders of corps and divisions.
They did not adjourn till the small hours of the morning had began to pass.
Of their decisions I will not speak.
Let me say, however, that it is probable are this reaches you the result will be made known to you by telegraph."