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From the Northwest. Jackson, May 2. --A special to the Appeal gives news from the Chicago Times or the 28th ult. At Indianapolis. Gen. Haskell has issued an order declaring that editors of newspapers, or other persons, endeavoring to bring the Government's war policy into disrepute, will violate Gen. Burnside's death order, and will be treated accordingly. Six hundred infantry and seven hundred cavalry have gone into Brown county to make arrests. At Cincinnati, naval officers from below say that Vicksburg will not be attacked, but instead, the levees will be cut and other mischief done, with the view of rendering the country below Helena untenable. At Cairo, Gen. Jeff Thompson, with 2,500 men, attacked Cape Girardeau, but withdrew with the loss of fifty killed. The Federal loss is small — McNeill commanding. The month of Arkansas and White river are connected by a canal. Grant's headquarters are at New Carthage. Important movements are afoot. Over 3,0
What the enemy did, where exactly he did go, and what were his numbers, are facts yet to be ascertained; for the information received up to the time of writing this is indefinite, and no doubt greatly exaggerated. This raid was a part of Burnside's original plan. That was to endeavor to flank our force at Fredericksburg by crossing above and below it, and contemporaneously to dispatch several bodies of cavalry to get behind our army, destroy its railroad communications with the capital, cut the canal, and even penetrate as far as the High Bridge, which was also to be destroyed. This plan was changed into a simple direct attack upon our army by order of Lincoln. Hooker, who endeavored to mount to fame through Burnside's disaster, has now adopted that officer's plan. The raid was bold and has caused, perhaps, more than its due share of alarm in this community. The Yankees will crow over it as much as they can in order to diminish the force of the terrible blow General Lee ha