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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1862, New York, New York i ov J MI -t T i Vl x m I X rl i jt 3HT- i Ji r f r f i FOtt AND NEW-YORK SATURDAY APRIL 12 1662 tc 4 IB tafe Again OUD and OB OP SPECIAL DISPATCH WASHINGTON Friday April 11 Mr Fox Assistant Secretary of the Navy re- Portrett Monroe to-day He has been In the for the past five days expecting to Beat tbe destruction of the rebel steamer If ventured out from under tbe shelter of Island reoel batteries where she lay up to o'clock this morning In her present position she controls the mouth of James River and to there M present to prevent from wing el to aow powerfully fled west tank of the Warwick River near smth The for this delay toven tun tbe bey to removed when It Is to he hope d that the traitors who now shield themselves iron mail of tbe stolen steamer will meet the In fair combat and no longer skulk be- hlad the guns of Craney Island But the fear Is that this hope be realised as It Is now asserted thai the rebele prefer lo keep the a to Norfolk In the event of tbe approach of oar Of land and water rather than risk her total destruction Ja gentleman who left Fortress Monroe and the army of the Potomac yesterday asserts that our re to the heal of spirits notwithstanding the recent severe But for the latter a decisive batUe would have occurred ere this In front ot town In consequence of the storm much delay has been It is known reliably that a short time since Gloucester Point directly opposite strongly The river here Is not over three-fourths of a mile wide and the rebel teries would have fair at any boats attempting to near The country between the and York known as the Peninsula and lying be- and Richmond Is of a soft marshy chancier and during rainy weather It would be most Impossible to move artillery It can well be therefore the difficulties against which Gen has to contend at this moment Friday April II Gen telegraphs the Secretary of War that nothing ol Interest has occurred to-day the 10th tithe weather and roads are a better and operations are progressing favorably Upon the arrival of Mr Assistant Secretary Fox frem to-day the President ed a and Capl Fox stated the re- suit recent Investigations relative to the con- dition naval forces In Chesapeake Bay the sition of the future purpose and also his visit to the great camp of the army of the mac before Yorktown He stated that the troops have the greatest confidence In Gen and that the letter Is confident BY THE WAT OF BALTIMORE Friday April II The Old Point boat baa arrived The following are the main points of a letter from April 10 B storm has at length broke and the gun shines this afternoon though the wind ls still been seen or heard of the in view of the recent terrible reverses to in the West It is doubted whether they will have tne courage to attempt operations even with their monster Still desperate require desperate end their may Induce attempts at something In way If she ever come she will probably to-morrow wno come In from the army report no in affairs Continual f and a brilliant little affair occurred la Which Battery participated with worked effect killing and wounding rebels I'M rebel position extends across the peninsula to Warwick near James River a above Mulberry Point Tbe tion the tend and the making In of the creek from Erver shortens line of defence and akles te with their all loads up the peninsula I'M both reported io he with be rebel nore one command ing at ter at Warwick command is with refection of U that fcr which he h held specially the result is The Rebel Omt the rebel force are -anenis the UM of Norfolk the weather and bad roads our Generals pushing forward preparations for upon works and not many dayi will be ours and Richmond from the West la acting as an for cnu army and their present hardships to strive so w nu the A five good accounts advanced under u OBH WOOL i Tt JNn JT JT Wtr and and other and tugs appeared between News and Point The only age done us Is UM of small vessels one empty and one loaded il is said witn coal The sels were captured opposite Di- vision with smalt guns of three Inch calibre and some two hundred feet from shore JOHN E WOOL Major-GeneraL April P M n Hon U if War The canie J own towards the and oni wAm kir contorts to Cranry ends day What the night may bring forth I am unable to say Signed JOHN E WOOL Major-General OUB FORTRESS MONROE CORRESPONDENCE DREADFUL WEATHER TOR MILITARY JOB rin PRESS CENSORSHIP ETC Wednesday April 9 Since Monday morning a steady northeast wind and has been prevailing here which haS greatly retarded military operations In this region The army of the Potomac li in front of twenty miles distant The roads are dreadful and yet all the provisions for men and horses of an army far above the average of numbers even in this great war have lo be drawn over the Intervening space Given bad roads a sweeping wind and blinding rain for now tlie third day and you have a clear idea of campaigning for Uw Union under Great exertions are making to prepare landing points nearer the army Ship Point in Bay juat below York River is the most advanced post for a wharf but the very rough weather of the past days has delayed operations there To-day Is busy with to reinforce Oen with Henry siege artillery As soon as it Is in position you will hear the heaviest thunder of the war The 5 R Spaulding steamer Is about leaving Fortress Monroe for Ship Point We have on board Secretary of the Navy Fox Senator of and Messrs and of the together with fair of the 1 shall try to be on hand when the heavy business begins and let you have all that occurs The censorship of the Press has been carried here to the extreme of severity ters addressed to editors or proprietors of newspapers must be submitted to military Inspection and if this Is not and such letters are found in the office they are detained until permed by the Censor I liave not fell hi tii and hence not written as fully as I desired from this point But now the restrictions in outer world seem to be removed I And In the Philadelphia and New-York papers matter published by 01 Uie Wur Department that We have never would be be Supposing therefore that you can publish as fully now as In former times 1 shall keep you regularly and fully excitement at this moment U A M at our Fort Monroe wharf A rebel steamer la descried off Point She was at first thought to be the but the thick on the waters prevents a clear sight Later observation leads to the conclusion that It Is the or on a I open Uils port the result YORK THE BATTLE OF PITTSBURGH Our Loss Seven Thousand Including Two Taken Prisoners NEWS ff from the War I Department tir Offers of in tbe Creat Battle The Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia Pasted IB the House oa the in tbe WAR BULLETIN WAB D C April II 1803 The Secretary of War makes public ment to the Governors Massachusetts Indiana and Ohio and the Board of Trade of Pittsburgh Penn for their prompt offers of assistance tor the relief of the officers and soldiers wounded In the late great battle an Tennessee River Their offers ne service oat been haye not F of to be ant Quartermaster 1 be Surveyor of at Mass 1 i i JOSIM H to be Collector of The HOUM providing the oi en act entitled an men employed In or ol Missouri pay bounty and approved March ate ed and nude applicable 10 the and men In like manner employed lo military ment of the has been read in the and referred on Military and will be reported back bly pass the and become a law 1 OT The House as amended In the Senate by Mr for the establishment of a Department of Agriculture provides for the appointment of a Com- missioner of Agriculture to be located whose duty shall be to obtain all Information on that bead collect new and valuable seeds statistics on and make official reports He shall have charge of property of the Agricultural of the In the Department of Uie rier and supeiintend the of appropriated for that bianch employ persons skilled In the natural sciences pertaining to ture with view of perfecting the Department A TO VISIT The commander of the French now In Hampton Roads has notified the tary of the Navy of the fact that he Intends ing up the Potomac River for the purpose of visiting the port of Alexandria The Secretary of the Navy accordingly notified and It Is expected that Uie latter Will extend the sies usual la oases where foreign vessels visit Inland ports It is te to notice ot the a desire to go Into Committee of the the private calendar Mr of miaou suggested that the House take np the for the relief of Oca was assented to and the it reimburses bin which amount while u Quartermaster In if was stolen from his without neglect or default on his part i Mr of Rhode Island from the a resolution that Mr has not been entitled to a seat In the House since he Into the military esc vice br the Stales as In an nerii September larf The report was ordered to be printed Mr of Pennsylvania moved a debate on the Mil for the abolishment of Slavery la toe District of Columbia lo close hour of the same to be resumed In tee of the Whole on the State of the Union Mr COLTAX of led moved to amend so as to extend the debate two hours In order that a speech might be made on the Southern side If desired Mr of Kentucky wanted to know what gentleman meant by saying ern side 4 v Mr AX as replied he meant no to any one Mr objected lo Uw The Speaker called him to order Mr COLFAX remarked that he made his motion with a view to accommodate the other side but as It had given offence he withdrew II Mr made a point of order In the language used by the from Indiana The Speaker The Chair sees no reason why the from Indiana should not use the language he did but the motion Is withdrawn Mr STIVERS motion was disagreed lo 67 against 44 The came up in Committee of the Whole and was fully debated Committee rose and the was reported to the House precisely as If came from the V mo PRICE f m a- coring to adjourn at oa under UM rake The Railroad alto the bOT Wll viding tor lit the revenue of the sinking pod iri nro im The HOUM concurred to the Incorporating Ore the Amending the of the Up number JN ton In the Fire Company aiNc York relative to Police Justices ud if Peace of to prevent frauds York T The Us on dagi the and lor protection to ttw l i Tbo to Incorporate i mm enabling the Supervisors was referred bad Terrible and Disastrous Defeat of the aim upon the attempt been made for two n rebel losing one tfr bis deadly II Tlie Idlest most re- from seven thousand including two thousand men who were taken enemy It is still reported that our forces have captured Corinth Mississippi and that immense supplies of provisions and munitions of war have beta tuken but this news lacks confirmation The tidings direct from Pittsburgh Landing are no later than Monday night The correspondent of the who left at that time reports that U would be Impossible for the rebeli to make a stand re- treat having culminated In a headlong There Is no longer any reason to doubt that the my sustained a terrible and defeat They staked the of their anny upon the issue of the batUe and after their failure to surprise our forces fought with desperation but the sustained bravery of our troops won the gloriously The flying rebels are represented as broken and dispirited to the last degree Their defeat was over whelming i There is u yet no contradiction of Uie reported death of Gen nor of the wounding The loss of the rebels is not known but must have been heavier than ours for our troops poured in a close and deadly Are 11 The only additional Information received to-day from Pittsburgh Landing Is that the pursuit was kept Alp only a distance beyond positions of our advance previous to the battle CAPT O A PRISONER Friday April Ji ft private dispatch save that WM 0 Assistant son of this city were at the battle of Pittsburgh Landing Ue was chief of Gen staff been acknowledged EDWIN M War April 11 Grave complaints against m and Snrr having reached the Department they are suspended from duty and ordered to report selves A negligent or Inhuman surgeon Is regarded by this Department as an enemy of country and his race and will be dealt with according to the most rigor of military Inw EDWIN M Secretary of War OUR SPECIAL WASHINGTON DISPATCHES Friday April U lUI IN THE DISTRICT The passage of the to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia was by applause In the House to-day Only two from Slates Messrs BLAIR of Missouri and Fismer of Delaware voted for it and of the twenty-two are from Uie Free States Mr ol an ment to the Senate District In sub- stance as person who by he award of the Commissioners making ap to the Circuit Court of three alter the filing of Commissioners and In that Court either have a trial by jury that decision to be Anal This amendment was based upon the ment of the Constitution which IF to the effect hit private property should not be taken for public uses and as the provides that the average value shall not and as the 7th article of the Constitution tint when the property exceeds the owner shall have a jury trial would be unconstitutional unless Uils amendment Is adopted The was op- by anil and T3 veas 53 FROM The following special dispatch received from the correspondent April II A hoary fall ot commencing with Monday ami ending Wednesday lias marked a change irt the seldom seen here In April If our oldest inhabitant hail not gone South with tbe Con- federate army It would be believed nothing of the kind within hii memory The runs have all become roaring and fording in absence of bridges hus been attended with danger as well as Under all this unfavorable weather the soldiers of Department of the have preserved their health and spirits wonderfully Tne hospitals are almost wholly and the diers are to be seen around the camp tires away the hours of games It tf to be lhat at or urr only of interest to seen ui thr traces of having wholly Your correspondent passing through the place this morning saw a Lieutenant and Sergeant of the Tilth Pennsylvania Reserve arm in arm staggering together over rail track In a slate of disgraceful Inebriety It le stated tnat the Colonel of Uie Fifth Pennsylvania Re- serve servo out whisky lo his men twice that morning Uie Conductor of a train opened six rels of beverage and gave the free access thereto for tne truth of statement your cor- respondent vouch II was had at urit hands from a member of K however Il is over a hundred drunken gorillas with the number of that regiment on their caps were occupying the place threatening to shoot peaceful being causes of peaceful travelers to no rule whatever it is to be hoped Unit a speedy atop will be put to such disgraceful An accident occurred yesterday on lie railroad near by which a number of cars containing supplies were thrown from the track killing one man and wounding several others Much excitement and joyful feeling was occasioned in the different camps by the reception of the Ing new from Uie West only hoping hat they too may have a chance to meet the enemy NOMINATIONS TUB A large nominations are before the Sen ate for the office of The rule Is lo act upon them In the order in which they are except when of officers are sent In who have won the light to promotion in the fleld The ex- wul comprise a large list from the West in a day or when the candidates who have not yet will have to stand aside It Is true that Is a very large number of brigades to be without to command them but such Is tbe act nevertheless The recent fight in the West has know how lo command a v g fact that w the fr Hi the Senate some days Ifr asid red to the Committee on tbe Judiciary has been re- ported back from that Committee by Mr the colleague of Mr in the folio win modified That the laws of Uie several States except where the Constitution treaties or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide shall be regarded as rules of decision In all trials at common lav In the Courts of the United States In oases where they apply also IB all trials in equity In all States having Courts of Equity either separate from Courts of law or where tbo Courts of law are vested with equity LYONS Lord LIONS called upon Mr at the War Department to-day Geo reported to the Secretary of War apd has received his orders and will leave the has left the oily to be absent two days and Is of the TO BE Toe Immense fleet of transports now lying at an- chor off Alexandria having been chartered by the Government to convey troops and army material not being longer desired by Uie Government will be re- turned to the owners of raid vessels thus relieving the people of an enormous dally expense M CLAT CONFIRMED AS A Committee oa motion of Mr of out a toe He made the motion fee hill ae in the present shape tt preliminary has been toe of in i t Several boatloads of pi VNo The Warren company to to Chicago and r nno The The President made the A Taoa of Kansas detailed to Gen CLAT Minister lo Russia who was sU as a Major-General con- by the Senate to-day COL A E of Pennsylvania was as a any tej opposition TO The following orders to wore sued Lovu F San Cal to CUAS II HAIL Pacific Squadron THOS L Trufo and JAB II SIIMPSON North Cambridge Maes to re- port to the Boston Navy-yard Wii C Gio and WM do lo report to the M fit of has to report to the Boston Navy-yard for examination an Mutter The and crew of have been de- Till It U not true that the female rebels confined In old Capital have refused to go South but that the delay In their departure has arisen from the fact that their exchequer was at a low ebb Sympathisers here are uow making up a purse of five hundred lars ami we aOon exit The con- to the rebel outfit mostly female with secesh The Legislature of California through delegation remonstrate the of an- In faror of continuing the Overland Mail service overland route all printed postal matter other than the letter mull to a lino of the and iii addition that the Pony be restored THE PROCEEDINGS OF SENATE Friday April 11 Mr of Massachusetts rire- sented a petition for the In the sion of the rebellion of all classes of persons without respect to condition or color Mr of introduced a amendatory of Blave act Mr offered a resolution that the Military Committee bn Instructed to Inquire what troops have been or are being mustered Into of the United States as home guards and who refuse to go beyond the of their own State loirs of Indiana Hie War menl was already out of ilie service class of troops Mr Hows of Wisconsin Kep said he heard this some troops from Maryland refused to go over the State line Mr of Iowa said he that some of this class of troops were being listed The resolution was adopted Mr of Connecticut offered a lo collect agricultural Mr Missouri Introduced a resolution that a majority of the Senators now In the Senate and duly elected shall a quorum Referred to the Committee on Judiciary On motion of Mr to remove all for color In carrying the malts was passed 11 Datis son Kennedy Lane of Indiana Latham Powell mark Wilson of and The Confiscation was then up edat The Senate went Into executive session which till Monday HOUSE OF Friday April 11 of If L Alley Araold Ashley taker Baxter Batman Blair of lair of BUike of Bbode Island Campbell A R Covode Davis Dawes Delano Ed wards English Fenton Gooen Goodwin Granger Hals Julian Keller logg ef Michigan of Maine of Vermont NUan Odell OUn Fatten Pike Porter of of Maine Riddle Rollins or wick Shanks Sloan Ing Stevens Stratton of Train Van Bora Van Vewer Walton of Vermont Wheeler White of nun AUra BaUv of Pennsylvania of Brown of Virginia Hall Johnson Knapp J jucar Mallory Mar Morris No- ble Norton Nugent Perry Price Rollins of Missouri BUele of New-York of sey Thomas worth Wood White of Ohio Wright Adjourned till Monday STATE CAPITAL OF TOE LEGISLATURE SENATE Friday April 11 Mr reported a to increase the duty on salt Mr moved to recommit the with to sit during the recess to consider whether It Is possible to enact a law to Increase the revenues on sail debate ensued after which tbe moUon of waa to IL FAVORABLY To license lighters In the port of New-York To reorganize tbo of the State To provide for the payment of tbe Interest of the protected canal to Incorporate the Blind Association to incorporate an association in New-York for the and maintenance of children of Volunteers to enable the Children's Aid Schools to participate in the school fund Mr reported favorably the for the completion of the Chenango Canal On motion of Mr It was made the special order for this evening The lo a tax on dogs waa pasted The Congressional District was reported com- plete and ordered lo a third reading To provide for permanent water In City of Brooklyn to regulate the site of apple barrels for the payment of bonds Issued in the City of repealing Charter of the tan College In amending the Charter of the Long Island College Hospital the Mutual Loan Improvement Company the annual appropriation lo facilitate the ing of insolvent and dissolved Mutual Insurance Companies to certain streets of Brooklyn to amend the act to provide for the locks on the Lake Canal The Metropolitan Health was then taken up Thr question pending WHS lo refer the Dill to We Committee on Commerce and Navigation Mr GAMON moved to add a Committee of the the and Third The Metropolitan Health at o'clock was to the Committee on Internal A Airs by a tole of to II Mr Btu Introduced a abolishing the office of State The residue of session was consumed in the discussion of the providing for the extension of Uie Chenango It ordered to a third f The following was reported unfavorably The Court of o'clock for the term They In the Pariah Will ease at the Ji Tbe will of Mr Is isn made in the Interest of hU iare to he was and aqp property thus goes to fee not to the brothers of his wife their the costs to be paid personally Hon hae for several position The Friday proof having been War Department by the publisher of the c that the recent publication of newspaper were made any willful of violating the order ef Ike and In the full belief ly authorised the telegraphic of the delphla are restored By order of the Secretary of War Meet 1 St LOTTS lie police of this city little i f abott la bogus United and some In notes Bank together wWi plates and an assortment of used by engravers note engraver named note engraver name i A and a number of suspicious characters and all known to have been heretofore engaged sale or passing of counterfeit bills were W amendment to the usury laws ASSEMBLY Friday April II order third reading of bills was laid on Uie table to receive reports Several of Importance were made Tbe following were reported To amend the charter of the Lowers Association of New-York to Increase the duties and pay of Stale Prisons Mr reported favorably the to amend the Charier of New-York that tbe Mayor may appoint any Algerman to act during ten absence in case of death tke President ef the Board be the Mayor gives Aldermen and cil five dollars per day from the first of January last not exceeding during the places the paving all under the Croton Aqueduct Board Mr reported the City lery with the that the surplus ef may be applied to a of another ing out the provision for the back pat of Aldermen and on the ground that by present Charter reported complete the In relation to Jurors and Commissioners of Jurors Mr spoke against the He moved to recommit to amend to Commission a board A warm ensued during which he charged that a majority of the never acted Under the the motion te mit was to toe ordered to a third reported a blU for the expenses Incurred in ifie and of volunteers to uniforms lest or BonoK Friday from Hamburg dated Ha the British steamer SaMama of loading and ferj Mexico The writer had been thinks she is Intended for a privateer flush deck heavily laid Fire Cherry Ts Co N Y Last night a fire broke out In shop opposite CASH'S Hotel running east to sides of the strett to Liwis Hotel thence la Including traaVe HalL new building and north to dwelling every thmg was tost hunt n An was held yesterday by CeW the Twenty-eighth Precinct body of Josai B who was almost killed on Thursday evening by being by a of Hudson Wre Company At the of the was In the act of getting en an win going to hte oar was at IB try ing U the was down by the one he upon the lass twenty book-keeper were ordered to a continue the term m service of On motion of Mr both third rending to-morrow Mr reported lo of Police In New-York Mr moved to recommit and spoke at lengin In favor of Ibe motion and New-York Betel last arrangements for races Mr toi S
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