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Northern News. Petersburg, August 18. --The New York Herald, in its leading editorial, says: "We are satisfied that in casting about for those great under-currents of public opinion which always indicate the drift of political events, we were never nearer the mark than in our advocacy of the special commission from Washington, in behalf of an armistice and convention of all the States, to consider the ways and means of peace." The Herald calls upon the merchant princes and manufacturers, financiers, tradesmen and workingmen — men of all professions and all pursuit — regardless of party notions and party leaders, to proceed at once to the work of bringing together a grand, independent citizens' meeting, in Union Square, for the express object of appointing a committee of five hundred representative citizens to wait upon Lincoln in behalf of an embassy to Richmond, with liberal overtures for an armistice and convention of all the States, in order to see if this dreadful w
From Petersburg. Petersburg, August 18. --About two o'clock this morning our batteries along the whole line in front of this place opened fire upon the enemy, who responded feebly. The firing was kept up for an hour and a half, when all subsided into usual quiet on our side. No casualties are reported. The enemy's cavalry are making some demonstration on our right this morning. [Second Dispatch.] Petersburg, August 18. --A force of the Fifth corps of the enemy, assiAugust 18. --A force of the Fifth corps of the enemy, assisted by cavalry, broke through our cavalry lines on our right this morning, and succeeded in reaching the Weldon railroad just above thesix-mile station, tearing up a part of the railroad — some say as much as two miles. H. H. Walker's Virginia and Davis's Mississippi brigades coming upon the raiders, a sharp fight ensued, the result of which is not fully ascertained. One hundred and fifty-eight prisoners, including eight officers, captured in the fight, have arrived here. The enemy is in