Late United States news.
Vallandigham-how to dispose of the Copper head.The Washington Dail, Chronicle, of Friday, last, June 12, has the following editorial on Vallandigham, who has again returned to Ohio, despite Lincoln's edict driving him from his home. Vallandigham's return, or escape, from Canada — call it by either name — does not, from all appearance, excite the ecstasies of the Opposition leaders. We do not say he has come unbidden, nor that his visit was not prearranged; but, to those who have been looking forward with high hopes to a division of the National Union forces, not in the army, and to capturing some glittering "availability" at their Chicago Convention--to such power hunting chiefs of the pro-slavery Democracy. Vallandigham's apparition will be like that of the "blood bolted Banquo," which so applied the guilty and remorseful Macbeth. Most bitterly have the calculating Opposition leaders rued their experiment of Vallandigham in Ohio after he was sent over the border; and also that other adventure under the suspires of the followers of Ferrando Wood, when, in paired by his teachings, they carried fire and sword though the city of New York, and, in a carnival of blood and carnage, destroyed property and human lives — all in the name of Democracy. Are they ready for such other experiments? The agitators who have escorted Vallandigham from Canada are the same who put him upon the Democratic ticket for Governor last fall in the state of Ohio. It was this in suit to thousands of good men who, up to that period, remained in the Democratic organization, that swelled the majority for John Brough to more than one hundred and twenty thousand votes; that fired every column of Union soldiers in the army, and that allowed the heart of every sincere Democrat in other States with mortification and anger. It is a little difficult to say how these men how intend to dispose of their had bargain. He to have made up his mind. He remains without exactly unfurling the manner of rebellion, but while cautioning his political friends to abstain from acts of violence on his account, Mare he advises "none to shrink from any responsibility, however urgent, if forced upon him. " So effective was his speech upon the Ohio Democratic District Convention, on the 15th inst, that he was immediately elected a delegate to the Chicago National Convention. Why not, then, on leaders of the Opposition, nominate Mr Vallandigham for President of the United States? He is a superfine martyr, ready made, filled to the brim with arguments against the Union, covered all over with a new coat of prejudices against his country, fitted upon him while in her Majesty's dominions, and, if possible, a little more battery opposed to Abraham Lincoln and to the loyal Democracy of Ohio than he was before Messrs Pendleton, Cox, and the rest, placed him before the people of that State as a candidate for Governor. We insist that Mr Vallandigham, having been endorsed by these high priests of the synagogue for Governor of Ohio, should not be pushed from his stool now that they are seeking for a candidate for President of the United States. It would be sheer ingratitude to desert him when he has once more entered upon his old stamping grand and bravely repeated his old treason. It is shrewdly suspected in some quarters that this personage was smuggled into Ohio in the hope that John Morgan would make his raid so success errand over the free hoarder, and that, in response to this pleasant excursion, the Knights of the Colden circle in all the West would rise, arms is band, to help the successful marauders and to unfurl the flag of Jefferson Davis in the States along the Ohio and Mississippi But whether, this is so or not, why not leave Vallandigham "in the hands of his friends?" When they make him their candidate for President, they may take General Fremont for Vice President. There is just now such a harmony between the men who ridiculed and opposed Fremont in 1856, and the very few who are disappointed with Abraham Lincoln, who they no ardently supported in 1860, and it ought to be a very easy matter to induce "the man of destiny" to accept the second post under the banner of the Ohio Democratic leader; of vice versa. There is an undeletable concurrence between the two in many respect. Both are disappointed merboth have been cruelly treated by their country and both are ready to do anything in order to put an end to the barbarous tyranny of Abraham Lincoln. Everything depends, however, upon those who have the destinies of the Democracy in charge, and they must personally make a choice — whether they intend to desert their two line friends, or whether they will induce some military chieftain to throw himself into their eager arms. It will be rather awkward however, either to get a soldier to consent to serve a party that makes Vallandigham their chief, or to get Vallandigham to support a soldiers But as this is one of the dilemmas of a greatly distressed, and now more than ever discordant party, we leave the case with them.
Grant "Whittling" out victory.A special correspondent of the Rochester (N Y) Democrat, writing from Washington, June 8th, thus informs us how Ulysses "whittled" out victory under great difficulties: "O, it was the longest day!" says one who was near headquarters during all that terrible Friday Orders at eleven o'clock Thursday evening were to open the fight, at half-past 4 on the following morning. An hour after midnight Gen Grant was roused by Col Rowley, of his staff, with word of message from Gen Meade. It proved to be a representation from Warren that the men were much exhausted, with an urgent suggestion that the attack he put off till six. "Tell him that he may put it off till five, but by all means he must begin then; and be sure the enemy doesn't get the Initiative"The original order was sound, for the enemy took the initiative at a quarter before five o'clock. "O, it was the longest day. "--Despite the popular idea that Gen Grant smokes all the time, it is worth nothing that he didn't smoke much that day. He whittled Orderlies and aids were riding in hot haste, the blazing sun poured down upon the little where headquarters were, corps commanders were sending in at every few minutes, the great roar of the greatest, battle fought by the Army of the Potomac crashed everywhere, but to all outward appearance Gen Grant was cool, calls and unoccupied The skin is so drawn over has forehead that wrinkles there don't show when he is perplexed; and his beard so hides his mouth that no nervousness there betrays his thoughts, So he sat and whittled. cutting away at his stick with leisurely, measured, meditative strokes, much of the time; but turning his knife and cutting at the end nearest himself with short, clipping strokes whenever word came of important change in the chances of battle. Thus he fought the great contest with knife and stick, and when the stick was gone the enemy was beaten.
Bunter's victory.The New York Tribune, of the 14th, has an article on "Hunter's victory." The white coat philosopher, Greeley, had not then heard of the stampede of his friend Hunter. The article of the Tribuneshows that Hunter's chief object was the capture of Lynchburg, and our forces did not drive back this most cruel and barbarous of all Yankee invaders one moment too soon. We copy the Tribunearticle entire: The victory of Gen Hunter near Staunton, on the 3d, is an evidence how heavily the balance of advantages in the large campaign of the summer begins, to weigh on our side. When Sigel was deated at New Market by Breckenridge, Lee seems to have taken it for granted that the Shenandoah campaign was over, and summoned the greater part of the rebel force in the Valley to join his man army. But he underrated the tireless persistence of his enemy's purpose. Gen Grant had an object in view, and Lee perhaps understands by this time that it was not given up because of one repulse. When Gen Hunter was assigned to the command in West Virginia and the Shenandoah, he set himself to work with a will to repair disasters; and his administration of affairs, his combinations, his handing of forces, have shown admirable energy and skill. The expedition under Crook and Averill, which had once retired, again moved forward, and the line of advance up the Valley upon Staunton was resumed with a vigor which left nothing to be desired Superfluous baggage was sent to the rear, communications were abandoned, and Gen Hunter went forward with a force and celerity that seem to have been equally surprising to the enemy. The occupation of Staunton, as a result of the gallantly fought action at Piedmont, is important rather as a step than is a result, for Staunton itself is a station off a road which is no longer of great consequence, since it has been thoroughly destroyed east of Gordonsville, But Charlottesville is a station on the road to Lynchburg, and the possession of Lynchburg — that is, the possession of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad--is immeasurably important with reference to the campaigns in Virginia and Georgia. The junction of crook's force with Hunter's shows that there is no enemy of consequence in Western Virginia--all troops having been swept broadly into Leen's army, so that the two lines of railroad which the rebels have guarded most are now by the pressure of Grant's left uncovered, and are abandoned by the enemy almost without a There is no news from Gen Hunter more than the 9th, at which time his forces were in destroyed the Virginia Control distance and west of . The enemy were to have bank in the direction of place, is to the of rebel communication with Richmond, otherwise by way of Burkeville and the Probably the next advices from Gen will the direction of his
a detailed account of how the late United States cutter Harriet Lane and three other Confederate steamer, namely; the Matagorda, (Atice,) Isabel, and another, (name unknown,) escaped from the harbor on the sight of the 39th of April. The Yankees were expecting that the attempt would be made, and knowing the speed of the Harriet Lane, had sent their fastest vessel (the Lackawanna) to watch her, but it happened that the Confederates did not come out at the place, expected, and another vessel (the Kabtadin) which discovered their outlet, and pursued, but she was so slow that the chase had to be given up. The Herald's correspondent more than intimates that the commandant of the Kabtadin, desiring to appropriate all the prize money to himself refused to give the rest of the fleet notice, and so all was lost.