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Progress of the war.

Can the South Restarted up? --the Confederacy on the East --the rebellion not Weak.

The New York World, of Monday, thinks the matter of starving the South a question of considerable doubt. The following editorial we copy from its columns:

There is undoubtedly a good deal of suffering to the South from the scarcity and high price of especially regions now

their armies in detail by always confronting them with a superior force it will put a more hopeful face upon the war. But to long on the Union forces are dissipated in around the circumference of rebel territory leaving them to the advantage of easy Inter communication and rapid transfer of reinforcements, we shall make but little hard way. No matter whether this nibbling around the outer edges of the rebellion proceeds on the idea of starting it cut, or on weakening it by drawing off its negroes on all sides, it promises nothing but disaster.

The Scene of Vicksburg — hope long deferred — a Yankee Resource of Consolation.

The Chicago Tribunes of a late date has been given us by a friend. On the "singe of Vicksburg" the Tribune has the following:

‘ The situation of our army at Vicksburg it one of great to all who know the difficulties that have been encountered, the little progress that has been made, and the remoteness of the probability that the country will be by Gen Grant's success. We need not disguise from our renders the fact that no to this time all the plans (and they are many) of those in command have failed, and that the prospect for a triumph at last is far left to-day than it was six weeks ago. We do not by any means despair. The taking of the place is a vital necessity of the war; and taken it must be, at whatever non; but we cannot conceal our a last, as the end of six weeks more we shall be obliged to confers that Gen, Grant is unequal to the that has been assigned him, or that his force is too to caps with the obsession that nature and the enemy have interposed be when our army and the accomplishment of the nation's with . We apprehend no aggressive movements on the part of the besieged which will favor the destruction of our lose; but the day is fast approaching when, in these postilential at swamps, our men will encounter a font whose attack, though healthy and will be terrible than any That the beleaguered garrison could make. We mean that will, as soon as the sun going more power, and the waters, now at their flood, begin to recede, commence its work; that, before the fevers and of which hard labor, great exposure and has diet added to the of the region, have planted the fatal reads, whole regiments will disappear as if under a deadly fire at point blank range; and that, are the Government is warned of the facts — indeed almost before commanders caurcalize the real condition of these under them the country will learn that it has no army-- that it has molted away and disappeared like one of the unstable and islands in the river upon the bank of which those tens of thousands are now encamped. It is to this apprehension, which most be over present to the mind of a prudent General, that we must attribute the reports that make their way up the river — that the expedition is already a failure, and that deep dissatisfaction is felt by the men, and poisonous dependency by their officers. To it must, perhaps, be charged the other rumors — that Gen Grant, without confessing defeat has received upon a change of plan, and that we shall have not long to wait before we hear that the new strategy involving other modes of attack and new and untilled routes, has been or owned with glorious success. We pay no attention to stories of either class, but hope on, knowing it we do not succeed to-morrow or next week, or next month, and even if this army is wasted, that Vicksburg will surely fall. To suppose anything else is to admit that the whole war had been fruitless, and that the Government and the country must give up the Contest in disgrace.

’ It must not be supposed that the exertion, the loss of man, and the of resources, are all on one side. The enemy has no sinecure in possession, and though the national pride may be and the national expectation bitterly disappointed in the present failure that we apprehend, it is something to know that the enemy have suffered quite as much if not far more than cursives; and that if our army should be compelled to suspend active operations to await reinforcements and recruit its exhausted strength, it will advance again to the attack of a foe whose resources are well high exhausted and whose last reinforcements were ago sent to the florid. So whose or the result of what now seems to painful we may no sure that the enemy, considering his weakness and his impoverishment, has lost fer more than the party of attract; and that whether the singo is followed by a capture or not, the end of the rebellion and of the Confederacy is thereby. In view of these obvious facts let the withhold their exultation until they see the end.

A Description of Michella on the witness stand.

McClellan was three days before the Congressional. at Committee on the conduct of the war and though but little about information was extracted from him, he was asked of questions which put him in the . One of the , said that he had been thirty years is tending open the stand, but that never, in all his experience, met one who was so utterly stupid and devoid of as this child of genius. "The question" said the Senator, seems to most throw him into a steam, and often before an covering it, be looks around the room, and sometimes turns his eyes over his shoulder, as if searching for John Porter to come to his assistance" Another Senator from the same committee said that when McClellan was interrogated, it was his to drop his forehead in his hand and always think a long time before answering. That he recontrol this performance at every interrogation, and that he would frequently rise from his sent, and peace the sometimes for five minutes with his forehead all the while buried in his hand, before he could be deferred, in replying. "During the whole three days," said the Senator, 'we did not effort from him as much as would have been extracted from any ordinary witness in an hour'-- "Perhaps that was strategy." was the remark of a gentleman who listened. "No." said the , "It was Sheply stupidly, and nothing else."

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