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. Castein, It co A., 3d N. C., J. Rossler, it co I, 13th N. C. Movements on the Southside — Butler reported to be in command--two fights at Port Walthall — the enemy Twice repulsed. Owing to vacillating character. Gilmore and Baldy Smith are in command of the white troops, while Beast Butler is in supreme command of the expedition. One large brigade, numbering about 4,000, are negroes,he signal station, capturing the signal corps. This was done under the immediate supervision of Butler, who came up in the "Greyhound" at the same time. When our flag was hauled down the Beast is saave operating in that quarter, can repel, if not annihilate, any force the enemy can bring. Butler together with his staff, narrowly escaped being captured by our pickets on Friday evening last. led. Prisoners taken say they belong to Gilmore's corps, and are recently from Florida, and that Butler commanded in person. the enemy lost heavily — prisoners say 2,000. All quiet to-day, save <
sponding members of the dominant party of the two are beginning to work diligently. They are anxious to get their heavy business off their hands in season for the Baltimore Convention. They seem to be on hand among the jugglers of that body delegates or no delegates. " Old Abe" for the succession, like Captain John Tyler in his day, excepting a corporal's guard, is without a party in either house.--The anti-Lincoln men are mostly for Chase, a few of the red hot radicals are for Fremont or Butler; but the whole pack agree in this one thing; that Gen. Grant has the entire case in his hands. The game of the Chase faction to put off the Baltimore Convention is played out, or put off fill the meeting of the convention. They expect a great and decisive struggle in Virginia in the interval, and that something may "turn up" that will create such a noise and confusion at Baltimore as to compel the convention itself to postpone the nomination of a ticket till August or September. The
General Butler. The Beast, Butler, as he has been complimentary designated, is by no means the greatest beast of Yankeedom. He has not the leonine qualities atButler, as he has been complimentary designated, is by no means the greatest beast of Yankeedom. He has not the leonine qualities at all, unless it be those lions which abound in regions where the inhabitants are timid and unarmed. He is not so much of a vulture as Seward, nor equal as an ass to is not in the predominance of any one animal quality, the genius of vice, that Butler is distinguished. It is rather the harmonious development of all animal appetiintend no injustice to the other beasts of North America. We have no idea that Butler is the worst of them. On the contrary there are hundreds and thousands who, inwaste its venom in the desert air." Let them not burst with jealousy of Butler. In him we see them all. He saves us the trouble of examining whole likenessese volume, with life-like illustrations on every page. No special compliment to Butler could ever have been intended by the proclamation of outlawry. It is impossibl