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I TkU Paper has the largest circulation of any Evening Paper Published in the United States Ita value as an advertising Bteoiaai is therefore apparent. To Co&kesponbxnts. No notice can be taken ot anonymous Communications. Whatever Is intended for insertion must bo authenticated by the name and address of the writer not necessarily for publication, bat as a guarantee of his good faith. FRIDAY KVBHI1NG, MAY 16. A "Wholesale Measure. In the fourth edition of yesterday's Eagle, we published General Hunter's proclamation, declar - li.g the slaves held in Sonth Carolina, Georgia and Florida forever free. The document is so singular in its way, that we reproduce it here, lest a single reader of the Eagle should miss of it : Headqtaktefs Department of tiie Socm, I Hilton Hkab, 6. C, May 9, 1362. ) Gknkbal Orders, No. 1 1 The three States of Georgia, Florida, and South Caroliaa, comprising the Military Department of the South, having deliberately declared themselves no longer under the protection of the United States, and having taken up arms against the said T'Dited States, it becomes a military necessity to declare tberu under martial law This was accordingly done on ibe 25'.h day of April, 1S62. Slavery and martial law In a free country are altogether Incompatible. The persons in these three States, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, heretofore held as slaves, are therefore declared for - tver free. Official. David Hunter, Major General Commanding. Ed. W. Smith, Acting Assistant General. The first feeling that arises after a perusal of this ukase is one of wonder that the radicals in Congress should have spent so much precious and valuable time in battUng against slavery, while the way for its extinction vas so apparent. We are all of us behind the limes; not only are the foolish fellows who dream of the Union as it was, "Rip Van "Winkles," bul tie wide awake friends of the negro have been caught napping. The President himself is lamentably behind his subordinates. While he is cautiously preparing a plan for gradual emancipation aLd reiterating his determination to leave the question of slavery to the 6lave states themselves, heie is Major General Hanter in ;:n epistle as brief as it it merely directed a dress parade, settling the question at a blow. Major General Hunter may be a very good soldier, but he is not a very able logician; indeed i,reat Generals seldom are. If he had started with the proposition that martial law has been proclaimed in South Carolina, ergo the moon is made of green cheese, it wou'd have been just as futile to attempt to contradict him as it is in this instance. Martial law was declared on the 25th of April, martial law is incompatible with slavery, therefore all the slavt t in these states are declared forever free. General Hunter did not think so at the start, or he would have declared martial law and emancipation at the same time. We infer that alter a trial of ten days, during which he tas probably not put his foot on the mainland of either of the three states in which he has declared emancipation, the conclusion forced itself upon him. We tremble for General Fremont; lis efforts on behalf of the negroe bear no com - ptrison with those of General Hanter. Nor can he ever hope to equal him. He may stand on the lop of the highest mountain of the Mountain Department and declare that there shall be no more slaves anywhere, but he will be only a copyist. The lcry of conceiving the idea must forever remain with Hunter. We notice that some of onr New York cotem - pcti:i?s doubt the genuiness of the proclaim. tioD. We do not ; we are living in revolutionary times, and we are prepared for almost anything. Fremont made a great deal of capital out of his proclamation declaring the slaves of rebels free Hunter makes no distinction between rebels and loyalists, and inasmuch 3 his measure is the more sweeping, so much the more are the friends of the negroes indebted to him. Fremont must take a back seat, hereafter Hunter wil! be the man who "governs" indeed. "What if the proclamation will have no effect? The intention is good at all events. He might with equal effect have declared slavery at an end In all the Slates. If the rebels can hold their own they care little for our proclamations. If MjoT Hunter desires that his proclamation will be wcrth anything more than waste paper, we ex pfct to bear of some brilliant military achieve, meets at Charleston and Savannah. Heretofore there were puzzle - headed Southern people, for the most puit loyal to the government, who could not tell for the life of them way they fchould take up arms against a government from which they never received anythiug but protec - liov. In the light of General Hunter's procla mation, we are afraid they wil! be no longer with" out an excuse fur becoming rebels. Wecanimt - gice the use Jttr. Davis will make of this proclamation. He is somewhat charry of late in giv itg his adherents an opportunity of reading "the proclamations of our general: - . Tais one w" venture to say will be widely circulated by him After it is read, what can the Union men of the South, of whose suffetiugs bo much has beeu written, say in reply to the rebel logic based on this unfortunate proclamation? If the President does net interfere, it will be taken for er.vmeel that General Hunter speaks by authority, and thr.t 1he abolition of slavery is henceforth. th policy of the govtt nment. Being among tha Kip Van Winkles who have been constantly dreaming of the "Union as it wa" there i; no;kii g for u to do but take our place in Sleepy Hollow; if when we wake up we shall find ou - country as Rip cid, vastly altered for the better, we shsll be content. At present we cannot bu' legard this proclamation as a most unfortunate document of no advantage to the friends of the Government, but of great value to the rebel leaders. The Armt of the Pe - yixsula. The headquarters of the main army of the Peninsula was at last accounts at Cumberland on the banks of the Pamunkey river, while the advance under General Stoneman was at White House, a distance, by the road, .of twenty - four miles from Richmond. The object appears to have been to bring up the entire army. This has now been accomplished, and when further progress is made it will be in a huge body and something will have to give way. The last heard of the iron - clad gunbouts, they were passing City Point on the James river, and no obstructions intervening they may be near Rockctts. which is some two miles from Richmond, before this ime. The Sisters ok Charity". The Superior of the Sisters of Charity yesterday waited upon the military hospital authorities in New York and tendered a corps of eighty or more nurses to attend to our wounded soldiers, she also suggested the occupation of the buildings known as Mount St. Vincent as a temporary hospital. These buildings are with the limit of the Central Park, and are most eligibly situated. The many wounded returning from the battle fields require some such place and the authorities should accept the offer. Wherever there is suffering, whether by war or pestilence, the Sisters of Charity promptly come forward to render their aid, and they are much better adapted to ihe purpose than wen. Their offer will no doubt be gladly accepted. A Canadian Opinion or Blowing up tiie Mekrimac The Toronto Ghbe says : "We con' lets, however, to some surprise at the blowing up ot the Merrimac. We have never overrated the pluck' of the Southerners, but in destroying such a vessel without endeavoring at least to injure their opponents, they manifested u degree of 'poltroonery' rarely if ever equalled." The Great International Exhibition. This affair, in regard to which a good deal of (speculation was Indulged on the other side of the Atlantic, was formally inaugurated in London on the 1st inst. There wsb a good deal of ceremonial, and an abundance of excellent music given by a choir and orchestra, almost unexampled as to quality and quantity. The Queen of course was not present retirement under existing circumstances being deemed advisable for that sorely afflicted lady. But though the actual presence ot royalty was wanting, nevertheless there was plenty of pomp and official etiquette to give eclat to the ceremonies of the occasion, her majesty being represented by Commissioners who, as but natural, spread themselves as extensively as possible upon the event. The building in which the exhibition is held does not some up to the view8 of the bulk of the people. It possesses nothing of the airy llghtsomeness which characterized the original Crystal Palace of Paxton's conception ; on the contrary it is dark and of proportions anything but conforming to the canons of good taste. Tbe contents, however, are the main feature of the edifice, and certainly they are rich and rare, PccordiEg to the statements we find in our Lon - con contemporaries. All the civilized nations ara represented, and even the semi - barbarons Siamese do r.ot foil to send their quota. The United Stales are allotted an out of the way ccruer viheie they make but a scanty show. We exhibit carriages, agricultural implements, rak. iDg, reaping, wowing, sowing machines, agricul - tntal produce minerals, fire engines, and combi - i alien prktirg presses. Of course the apathy mar.i:ts:tti by the United States as to participating in the exhibition is obvious as to its origin, and if we do not make much of a disploy in John Dulls tew show rooms, we have very recently shown him and all others concerned that our mechanical skill remains unimpaired nay, we take it is somewhat progressive, as, for instance, inth e little Monitor affair. A noticeable feature of the exhibition. oflSC2 is the tine ar: department. Prominence was r.ot given to paintings and sculptures at the exhibition of 1S52 ; it was at the Paris exhibition in 1S5, and tbe example then set, has teen most successfully followed in this instance. The galleries devoted to art embrace specimens of all the best English paiLte'is, dead and living ; as regards the foreign art conrributioDS, they are for tbe most part confined to the productions cf living artists. The Uti'edSt3tes are represented in this department, but to what extent we have not yet ascertained. The exhibition promises to be a very successful exposition of the wealth of hands and biains, and no doubt will net a handsome return for the pro. jectors. C: - ptain Boggp, returned from New Orleans, tells a good stcuy of Farragut. It seems that before the bombardment of the forts the command, ers of the English and French vessels of warneir at hand bad desired to communicate with the foits. This was agreed to. After he foreign captains returned, they informed Captain Farragut that it was useless for him to attempt to take the forts that eo wooden vessels afioit could reduce them or pass them. Farragut replied : "I was sent here to make the attempt. You may be light, but I came here to taVe New Orleans to pass the forts; and Istall try it on'' Last Sundsy the Universalist church on Broadway presented the unusual sight of the editor of the Tribune, Horace Greeley, in the palpit. R'iV - Mr. Chapin was too unwell to preach, and Mr. Greeley officiated in his stead. It is understood that Mr. Chapin's disease is the gout, and that he iBjahcut to visit Europe. The Bayonet Charge of Haucock's Division, The iigbt at Williamsburg, Virginia, seems to have been one of the most severe contests of the war. After the evacuation of Yorktown, Johnston, it will be remembered, fell back upon Wil. liamsburg, where entrenchments had been erected. Hooker's division was in the advance of Mc - Clellan's army. 5,000 rebel troops were covering the retreat of the rebel army. O wing to the na - ture of the ground Hancock came npon them suddenly, the rebel troops fired a volley upon them, treaking their ranks temporarily, which, owing to the nature of the ground it was next o impossible to reform. Johnston, seeing the advantage that bad been ga;ned, advanced with 20,000 men. Meantime Governor Sprague, of Rhode Island, gallcptd tack to headquarters to inform McCkllan of what had taken place. What followed is graphically related by Mr. Ray. mond, of the Tihien, ss follows : Gen. JfcClellan arrived on the field at about 4 o'clock. He saw ihe state of tbe case a. a glance, and found our troops on the left exhausted and withdrawn to afield half a mile in the rear for rest. On the right of the York road, resting in the woods, lay Gen. Smith's Division of Keyes' Corps, separated from the Held in front of a deep swampy ravine. Hancock's Brigade had been sent AuofNii TiiisKiviNK, to fled a route by which he miht outflank tbe rebels on their left, tour right), and had found a narrow passage across the stream flowing through the ravine commanded by a redoubt which Um r.bi , however, had not manned. lie passed rapidly by this ! circuitous route, some three miles in length and came upon uie new witu ms nve regiments from the extreme right marching in a direction perpendicular to that of the main attack. He came to the first of tbe rebel earthworks and found i: unoccupied, lie raise. 1 upon it the t'Dion fli - g, signalled from the rampirts b;s presence to the troops in the centre and continued bis advaree. As he approached the second tort, he passed over a long rolling knoll, and saw approaching him from the woods on his right, Gen. Early's Brigade, of four regiments of infantry and a xitmdrfm of cavalry, which canie into the Meld, deployed in line of battle, and advanced rapidly 1ipen him. "Wheeler's battery was opened upon them with effect. but they continued to advance, tiring steadily and I uiuituirg uiite i) m Luc nice 01 our are, which was heavy and well directed - Hancock ordered his men to retire slowly behind the knoll they had just passed. This they did, in perfect order. Alter thus securing for them a mo - nii - m's protection, and bringing the enemv within easy distance am! on Pdvantageous" ground, be ordered them to halt and again advance upon tbe enemy. Astbevrose over the knoll they poured a terrible volley into the ranks of the rebels, ho were preparimr to charge, when Hancock, swinging his hat, 6houte.l "cVnivf."' to his men, : who stared on tbe intam, and with trem - ndous veils and cheers, rushed with the bavonet upon the rebels "who were not fifty yards r jr. and who broke, turned and fled in terror from the field. Our men pursued ihem bayoneting many whom thpv overlook, and taking some two ; hundred prisoners. The rest fled across the field, and carried their own terror into the rebel ranks. The charge was a most brilliant affair, and decided the fortunes of tbe day. Gen. McClellan had ordered up fresh troops,who at or.ee came into the Held, but the attack upon them was , not renewed; aud as it was now nightfall, an I was raining heavily, no attempt was made to push our men upon Ihe enemy further toward AYilliamsburgU that night. It was supposed, howevtr, that the rebels would renew the fight next morning, as the prisouers taken concurred in saving that Willlamsburgli was to be obstinately defended, urn! that Gen. Johnston was there in person to take command. Orders were, therefore, sent back to have the ; whole of our forces in readiness for an immediate movement. By two o'clock in the morning, however, it was ascertained that the rebels had resumed their retreat. Ac - curding to the reports In Williamsburg, their rc - ; treat alter this engagement partook of the nature of a ' panic. "We were told that the news of their defeat came in about six or seven o'clock, and the unive.al apprehension among the troops was that the Yankect were close npon them, and that they must fly for their lives. Every man accordingly undertook to look out for himself. Kach seized his own thing aud Btarted. 'J'no : army poured out of town on the road to Iticlimnnd in one mixed stream. arti"ery, infantry, and baggage in wild confusion blent. It wji a complete panic. Nearly the whole le wn was emptied lhat night. A dire terror rested on the inhabitants who remained, as they expected every moment to be devoured bodily by the Yankees. Militaky Pakadk. The Ttventy - sccond regimen, militia, under command of Col. Munroe, lwd a grand field day at East New York yesterday. They numbered about Ihree hundred men. The uniform consists of grey cloth trimmed with red ; As this irt the rebel color, it is probable that ij will be charge dome time ; at least it ought to ' be. Our Thirteenth regiment is also grey, which mieht have looked very well a year or more ago, out it cot's not appear appropriate now, when our brave vohintteis are fighting the grey - coats. Tne Twenty - second made a veiy good appearance, and attracted a good deal of attention as they marched ftom the Ci y Hall to Montague ferry, havirg come from the parade ground in tun cars. The Fei.j.ni:!! MritDEit Young RidUki, the alleged murderer of Sigismund Kellner, the Jew di - jmond merchant, was brought to Nesv York yesterday frcm St. Louis, where he was arrested. We published a lengthy httitement of the prisoner, seme time since in which he gave a sort of txplanation of his connection wi'.h the murdered man but denied that he knew any thing of the murder. He still persists in his orijiiunl statement of innocence. The prisoner was seut to Freehold, New Jersey, to - day for trial. COMMODORE FOOTE. HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS TO HIS MEN. FROM GEN. CURTIS ARMY. THE LATE MISSISSIPPI NAVAL FIGHT Interesting Southern News. THE GAIXANT OLD COMMODORE. His Farewell Address lo Ills Men. Flag Ojticee Foote's Flotilla, Mississippi It Mississippi P.ivkh, ) (above Fort Pillow, V l, 6:30 P. M,, 1S62. I IK 1 - Lf.l l - OINT i3EHB,( Friday, May 9th About 7 A. M. to - day, the Naval dispatch steamer DeSota, Capt. H. Carrol, arrived from Cairo with the mail. Amontr her passengers we found Capt. Chas H. Davis, TJ. S. N., who, at the request of Flag - Officer Foote, was sent here by Secretaty Welles to assist, not relieve, the Flas: Officer. Alter a piHate consultation between the Flag Officer and Capt. Davis, we heard the shrill whistle call and the cry of "all hands lo muster." Almost irstnii.aneously the officers in the foreground, backed by the seamen and marine, all in breathless silence, formed an iutertstiug tableaux on the Benton's lower or gun deck. A quiet, unassuming iavalirl, with the id of a pan ol clutches, and'iho support of the faithful "Orderly," Com. Davis, Capt. Phelps and Lieut. Bishop, meree from "Old Flag's" room ou the starboard, 1 be iuvulid, after hobbling to the front, says : OrrioEits and lira - It has now become my painful duly to inform you 1 am to leave you, though I trust only lor a short time. Commodore Davis, whom the Department has fecn lit to appoint my successor for the time beipg, is a gentleman of t ilent and scientific, as well as Xi'Vii, ability, known as such not only in this but In foreign lands. He very deservedly eDioys a character which, as yet, and I know and feel will'evor remain, unsullied, and is the man whom I mentioned to the De - parniem, above all others, as Ht for my temporary relief. Here rr..m ixhaustiou and a choked utterance, he was eoeicome. He soon rallied, snd, turning to Coiumod.ro liavis, continued Ceimmodore Davis, I can only' say these gallant oflicers - men of the East, West, North, South, and of fereign climes who now stand before you, are men on whom you can depend In any emergency. 1 have tried one and all, and know it, and although they maynrver receive the reward due their gallant anil manly bearing, we have the proud satisfaction of knowing, in our lnltrior life, that our conscience is right that wo havo done onr duty. Providence has seen fit to afflict me in onr triumphal hour - just as the great work alloted us is being crowned; but I trust that I may regain my failing strength, in body and mind, and be mabled to rejoin you. The difficulties consequent in improvising a squadron like Ibis without means at all adequate to ihe work required, have been even greater than the signal victories in vindication of our glorious Union. But the work may be sr'd to be finished, as we must, in a few days, occupy Fort rillow, while a majority of Union people are await - to hail our arrival at Memphis with rejoicing, and from thence opening the Mississippi south to New Orleans aDd the EalizeV Tie painful duty is now over I wish that I was able to introduce you singly to each ofllcer, but I am so west. (Touched to tears.) I introduce you to Mr. Duffy, Mr. ISixliy, ami (Here Captain Phelps relieves him by introducing Com. Davis to each ofllcer singly. Pointing to the eeanien the Flag officer says:) These men, ioo,you can alwajs de pend upon in any emergency. They are over anxious to get into a fight ; they will never surrender to the enemy. If you don't hold them back they will be in ahead of you before the enemy. They canrujt faster than 1 can, you see (Casting his eyes to his wounded foot.) Oflicers and men one and all farei well. Through ni'h the visitors, and having answered the correspondence referred to.Flaa Offi:er F - ote boatded the steamer De Soto at five P. M As the steamerleaves the Benton, be li - es to his feet, and says, addrtssii - g the officers and men of the llip - - fabip : "Farewell! You've got good officers and you're all good men. You know I can not be with you. May tiod bless you. God is with you in your just cause. You will be victorious. The Mississippi will be open to all men all nations before ten days. God bless you all. Good bye 1" Completely exhausted, he sank in his chair. It ould have done your heart and soul good to have heard the deafening cheers bree times tLree in response to bisiemarks. Passing the gunbeat Pittsburgh, he was likewise greeted with reusing cheeis; and thus all a org past the transports, mortars and tus, ur.til out of sight. This parting scene was indeed impressive and very affecting. Several times he was necessarily compelled to step, in order to regain possession cf his feelings; while, from the most gallant and wonhy e flicer to the most humble seaman, there was scarcely a dry eye visible. Commodore Davis gracefully acknowledged the introduction by coraialiy shaking hands with the officers, remarking, "I am indeed verv happy to see you all, gentlemen." Passage ol Commodore A. II. Foote from Louisville to Cincinnati His remarks at Madison. Ox Boahd Steamer Major Anderson, ) May 12 u, lSia ) At Madison, the S'eamer ran in to the landing, where, remsintcg for a short period, the citizens come down cn masse, and showed their gratitude and ap - reciation in rounds of hearty applause, to wbich tbe Flag Officer responded with much feeling; but being much worn and eufeebled tbe result of his wounds in the eng - t - ement at Fort Donelson his address was necessarily short. He spoke e f bis being obligod to resign for a time, bis dnties as commander of the gunboat llu'iua. His health had become so impafred that such a couisehad been forced upon him as a necessity, at;d be much regretted that he was obliged to leave his command at a time so important. But he had leii a man in his place win was every way competent to the duties of tbe office, Capt. C. H. Davis an i flicer well known for his accomplishments, both in this and other couattlcs. As tvidtDce of which he referred Urem to the naval crgaEemtni which hud take place since bis (ehe Fluj - Officer's) absence an action tLich bad resulted so favorably to our fle et. K ' confidently believed that he would hive pc - sessioa of Hem - phis by the end of the present week. That he bud strived earnestly and prayed to Him, who holds the destinies of nations at hi - coaamiud, for aid in this great struggle; and his prayers had been at swered thus far bad he n,: with success, and hoped soon to see onr beloved country restored to peace. He then thanked those who bad gathered around him, for their kindly greeting, to which they responded with three hearty cheers, and a moment later we were oiin under way. Arriving at the town of Vevay, a salute was fiied, and other manifestations "of ap(irecutiou exhibited by the citizens who thronged the wharf boat and lined the shore. The Flag - ofUeer by this time had retired, and was unable u nuke his appearance, and at his request one of the passengers offered thanks for their kindly reception. FROM CURTIS' DIVISION. Hbadquakters .Amir of the South - west ) Camp at Batesville, Ark., May 1, ' ) May ! lovely, blooming, rosy May, with its summer flowers, its snnny days, its roses and honeysuckles, and nature dressed in bridal robe3, and ilh smilirg fjee, is here. The rapid march of time, as well as the rapid march of our victorious army, find us far advanced in "Dixie," and perhaps one of the most delightful spot, that can be lound. From Forsyth to West Plains, owing to tbe bad condition of the roads, and sctrcity of ton'ge, the oifferent divisions of the army took separate routes ; and scarce a blull or ravine but received a Hying visit from the "oete - ted Feds " or "brave Union boys," as they were denominated by the secesh or Union proclivities of the inhabitants of this rui - ged and sterile r."4on In these rock fastnesses in tbe deep recesses of the forest behind entrenchments made by nature's God hundreds of sterling patriots c m be found. The second day from Vera Cruz, heiring that I was but two miles from where lived Solomon Collins, a veteran of 1S1 who fought at .New ( Means, and again at the age of seventy live years iu defiance ol the threats of ferocious enemies, earno to Rol - la, and with four sons, again enrolled his name among the defenders of the same cause aud country and the same llag, which sixty years ago Nuith and South were united in maintaining. I determined to see him, and following ;l crooked path was soon in his cabin. 1 foui.d him very low from diseases contracted while in cimp. At the sight of the American uniform his eve brightened, and raising bis withered baud, he" thanked bis God that he yet lived to see secessl n crushed lrom the land. At Forsyth I saw another hero, not only of 1S12, but of the Revolution, iu the pcr - oa of Wiu. J. Dotson, now 102 years of age. He had come '2 miles to see and talk with General (Jurtis; and through all the dark and trying hours of this rebellion never for a moment had the ste.rs and snipes ceased to iloat over bis dwelling". For i Lie. Le li:.d he - en threatened with death. His re - I . I v was, i imt he had already lived too long, and wt'iuld be glad to die iu so good a cause. It is a euiious lact that the Union soldiers from Missou - li and Arkansas are old men, while the rebels sol - dieiBare generally young men and boys. I THE IATE MISSISSIPPI FIGIir. The Rebels Preparing to Renew It. Mississippi Flotilla, offFobt Pillow, 1 On Board Steamer John Diokbv, l - May 12, 8 A.. M., via Cairo. May 13. The rebels are reported as in an active state of preparation ior a resumption ol the light near the A rebel deserter reports that their rams were not 6unk, but badly shattered. They are working busily to make good the damage, and promise tobebere again this morning. They are full? posted as to the damage done our lUet. An officer of one of the Union boats took an observation yesterday and confirms the reports of the deserters as regards the floating condition of the ram?. Our own rams and more gunboats are bon 'y expected. Capt. Stcmbel is not aa badly irjured as was at first supposed, and hopes are entertained of his recovery. Mosier is suffering greatly. Tbe rebels have not yet made good their promise to come again and fight the battle over. LATEST FROM NASHVIL,E Rebel Prisoners Coming in CottonThe Union. Call. From the Nashville Union, 10th inst. Gen. Dumont reached the city last evening, bringing with him about 180 prisoners taken in the tight at Lebanon on last Monday. He did not succeed in capturing Morgan himself, but got bis mare and servant, and came very near capturing bim. We learn from an eye witness and participator in the fight, that Tor about one hour and a - half tbe firing was terrific, when the rebels broke aDd the Federals pursued them for about thirteen miles, killing about sixty of them and taking some 150 horses. Cotton continues to come in freely. Hon. Allen A. Hall informs us that he has issued permits for near 3,000 bales up to the 30th ult. Were it not for the threats and violence of rebel marauding hands, this quantity would be increased enormously. We hope that active and severe military measures will soon remove all obstructions to this trade, which is so much more needed by the producers of Tennessee than by any consumers in the world. The following is the call for the great Union meeting at Nashville, which bears the signatures of several hundred well - known Tennes - seeans ; The undersigned respectfully reqnest their fellow citi - r.ens of the Slate of Tennessee, who are in favor of the restoration of the former relations of this State to the Federal Union, to be present at a public meeting to bo held at the Capitol, in the city o! Nashville, on Monday, the 12 th day ol May, 1SC2. ' EXTRACTS FROM LATfi SOUHIEReV PAPERS. Rebel Plans Their hope ol Foreign Inlet vention The Aggressive Policy once more. (From the Memphis Avalanche, Sth inst) Tbe statement of M. Mercier, the Freuch Minister, on his return from Richmond, that he was astonished to find that our Government, in the face ot all onr recent disasters, was still buoyant and b pefnl, is not, under the circumstances, at all surprising. He and the Government he represents, have been misled by the crafty policy of the Lit coin Government. The foreign powers, according to the European Times, ou proposing to it.te - rvene iu behalf of peace, in the beginning of the present struggle, were informed by Seiv - aid thtit owkg to the del iy in procuring arms, they bad be - in unahle to make tbe nrogress they hi'.d I'Utieipated, crushing out the febelliD, but that if they would oiily raut him a new lease of lif - - , il they wculd allow him ninety days from the 1 - t cf March, he wuulJ agree, if the rebellion vds uotat ao end at that litne, that Europe should intervene for peace. Hence the activity in the Northern army, and tbe bustle in the Korihem workshops. Great efforts are to be made in the intervening time to overrun as many of tbe Southern S:ates as possible. Ouc enemies can hardly e - sptct to conquer or subdue onr people. They must know that that is impossible. But what they now seek is to get as large a share of our territory as possible, in order that when the foreign powers do intervene, as they seem confidently to expect, they may get the lion's share of the States. It is to tbis reason that we have been 60 much pained to observe the evacuating policy which has been pursued so generally. The enemy already hold Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, with large ponion6of Virginia, North. Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. This would give them a dicided advantage in the negotiation for a boundary. It is true that our Congress has already declared that the war shall last until every foot of Southern soil is redeemed from theocenpancy of the Northern aimies, but it is also true that since that if de - clatttion. we have regained none of our lo3t territory, but, on the contrary, lost more. The prospect of our recovering lost ground, then, is not as blight as we could wish. "It is said that the enemy give us battle at Corinth, that we shall first whip and then capture his army ; and, these advantages attained, we shall adopt an aggressive policy, and carry tbe war into the enemy's own country. It would have been well for us if we bad adopted this course loDg since. Our troops instead ;f leading inactive live3 in camp, would have been greatly delighted at the opportunity oferlory on such a field. Still it may not be too late to adopt this policy now. It is, in erar opinion, the only way to put an end to the war. A lontr as the Federal - can eit quietly at home and escape ihe evils of the war they inflict upon others there is but little probability of their agreeing to any proposition for peae'e which does not involve our own humiliation. But war at their own doors an inva. - ion of their own lands and houses could not fail to have a beneficial influence upon their minds towards a speedy pt - aie. Now that the idea that "cotton is king" has exploded, af - ti r irllit:iing upon us all tbe ills under which we srflVr, i seems to us to be the highest dictate of wjfucua to cnange our tactics and adopt au aggressive warfare. We have tried the defensive bed cy, and it has resulted to materially damaging us. Let us eow try the aggressive. Let us try il, too, at, once. Whatever i3 done, should be done speedily for there is no less than two months in wbich to turn the tide in our favor, and sit ike o balance sheet with the North, bef jre Europe intetvenes. The Rebels Grumbling about their Gunboats. From the Memphis Argus, Stb. What were gunboats made for ? Before this war commenced, when the old idea that war means fighting, prevailed, it was generally understood that a navy was designed for some use, and that when a government, during a war, expended time and money in the construction and armament of gunboa'.s, floating batteries, and like aquatic concerns, something was to be done in the way ol fighting. It was not generally understood, theD, that one of the main objects of a fleet of gunboats was to keep a large number ot shoulder - strapped gentry out of mischief, &nd provide employment for crews without eiiher ever being bionght within sight of an enemy. But the old fogies who fondly believed that gunboats were designed, like evety - t'tiii g else, to be of some use, have had their eyeg opened not a little by the events of the past tew mouths. We made a great splurge with gunboats e,n the Missistdppi. Immense sums of money were expended upon them, aud some as line i rdnarjee as the Confederacy possessed was place d at the disposal of the commanders, who, having "recti service" were of course expected to do something else why did they accept their positions V Will some one inform us of a single tenefit resuliirg to the Confederacy lrom the fleet which passed Memphis with pomp and parade before the disgraceful bnllibalooatNew Madrid ? Was st single Feeleral thereby disconcerted ? Were any of the Yankee batteries, constructed ou the banks almoBt within view of the "flotilla," disturbed ? Treason in ihe Camp. In an article on tbe "Abuse of Memphis," the ArQvs (Memphis) says : It. is not uufrcquc - ntly heard in the cmps and on our railroad lines, that Memph's is but a nest of extonioners and Abolitionists, wuo would gladly w elcome the approach of the enemy. These and similar nonsentica', although none the les iijuiious, lies have met Mempians daily, and are thrown in their teeth East. The Southern Newspapers "Jn a Fix." From the Memphis Argus, or the Clli. We are sorry to observe that the exemption under the conscript act does not include the paper nianulacturt - rs and operatives in tbe paper mills of the South. If all the paper mills have to stop, the newspapers in the South will be compelled to "cave" for want of that article, printing p iper. The few mills in the South can scarcely keep their customers a going now ; and it the operatives have to go to war, there will not be left a newspaper in our land. The Sick and Wounded In the Fourteenth Regiment. Camp Prospect, Falmouth, opposite ) Fredericksburg, Va., May 7, 1802. To ihe Editor of t7ie Brooklyn Eagle: Being among the sick of our regiment since our arrival at this place, and thinking it the best method of informing their friends, I write these few lines for your paper, and hope you will find space for them. Most of the sick In the hospital at present are those who over - exerted themselves on our late march to this place. It has been stated that the distance from Catleu's station to this place is only 20 miles. This is a mistake, it being at least 30 miles; our regiment marching 26 miles the first day, and this on the warmest day we have had this spring. We walked 8 miles farther than any regiment in our Brigade, hoping by so doing to save the bridges leading from this place to Fredericksburg, but the rebels (who beat us in notniDg but running and firing bridges"), succeeded in burning the biidgesand making their escape. We took great pleasure in seeiag the manner in which the rebels fled. The best runner as the best man, and many of them have had to lock in vain for their shirts and pants ere this, as they left them along the road for the inspection of the Yankees. It was an amuslno - tight, but it certainly did not speak well for the courpge f the gentlemen's sons of tbe S mth (as they culled themselves) to allow one half their number of tired Yankees to put them to fllo - ht. After our men had run them for over 12 infles," and the excitement was over, many found that they had exerted themselves too much, and weic compelled to go to the hospitals, which are very pleasamly situated on the hills of Filmouth ana along tbe Rappahannock. Here they have all the care that il is possible to have under the circumstances. Wh.it is needed most are the pywpathie'6 and care that woman alone cau eive. Our sick get but very little sympathy from the wc.men of this place, but I am happy to say that theie are a few Ui.loo noble - hearted ladies iu this place who do everything in their power to relieve the Eufff rings f the wounded and to comfort the sick. Daily Mrs. Dr. Heston, Mrs; Carter and others may be seen giving out with their own hands nourishment to our sick soldiers. There are others wbose names I cannot mention who deserve the highest praise for the care and alten - tention tbey pay to our tick soldiers. While we are abundant in our praise of our brave Generals for their heroic effoits lo restore Uuion and peace to our beloved land, let us not forget to honor ihose who think they cannot do enough for our sick and wounded in order to restore them to health, and to those who hold them as dear as life itself. WThen the ladies I just referred to, enter the hospital, the eyes of the sick seem to brighten, and tbtirhearts leap for joy. Now and then a tear may be seen rolling down their cheeks as if they thought of a mother's care or the anxiety of a loving sister. Here, 1 may say, that our chaplain has been seen wi h a smile of Heaven on his brow (which makes n all feelgood to look upon) giving advice and spiritual comfort tothee afflicted sons. So with these helps and the blessing ol God vse will sustain the good old fiig and BlvtBjs give the ci'.y of Brooklyn cause to be prrud of her noble sons. Toe sick are all doing well and will soon recover. Yours, respectfully, fcc., Watcher. OUT DOOR SPORTS. Inauguration of the Union Base Ball and Cricket Grounds - . Grand Opening Game 2,000 to 3,000 Spectators present. The project to establish the "Union Skating, Eieiin Scboed, Base Ball, Gymnastic and Boating Association,'' as one of onr permanent institutions, having been abandoned on account of the hard times, the scheme of establishing tbe "Union Base Ball and Cricket grounds'' was adopted in its stead, and through the energy of the oflicers of the Association, this project has been carried jnto execution, and the inauguration game was played upon the grounds yesterday. For some weeks past, laborers have been engaged in draining, levelling, sodding fec, converting the lots occupied last winter as a skating pond into a ball ground. This project is particularly ac ceptable at this time, as in layiag out the grounds much labor and expense were bestowed upon them, and his not only gave employment to unoccunipit 'uuurers, out ivjji eveuiuuuy prove an ornament to that portion of tbe city in which they are located) i nd is a fair specimen of the enterprise of our citizens his "beiDg the first of the bind in Brooklyn. At the Cen - ral Park, N. Y., there are ball grounds on the same plan s these established here, and for the past year or two ' here have been numbers established in London and other European cities. The chief object of the As9ocla - ion is to provide a suitable place for ball playing, where ladies can witness the game without being annoyed by he indecorous behavior of the rowdies who attend some of the first - class matches. Tue buildings occupied last winter are left standing, used pretty much for the Bame purposes as them. Near these a long wooden shed has been erected, capable of accommodating several hundred persons, and benches provided for the convenience of the fair sex, and wherever their presence enlivens the scetie, there gentlemanly conduct will follow. Indecorous proceedings will cause the offenders to he instantly expelled from the grounds. Under tbe rules and the admirable sjstem with which every - tb'rg is managed, the scheme cannot but succeed, Sjve ral acres more h avc been added to the enclosure which js fenced in with a board fence s'x or seven feat in height. On the southeast corner a large andcommodln'i club bouse has been erected, containing accommodations for three clubs. Tbe Held is now almost ape - P.ct level, covi iii g at least some six acre": of ground, a'l of which is well drained, rolled, a - id in a few weeks will be in splendid condition, Yesi vday it was in a line s' - .'.o, but ri 'ii was needed to make it suitable for playing, the gr uud being dry aud dusty. Several flagitatrs have been put up, from which flouted the banners of the clubs, o'er threlowed by the nations' ensign. The Eck - ford. 1'uinam and Constellation Club - have on - gogi el the ernuuels for the season each having the uee of them two da - s in the week, Mr. Cammeyer reserving the u?e of the grounds one day each week, to be lakeu iu rotation kom theclubs. From 2 o'clock until leng aber the game commenced there was one t'OnPniied stream of visitors, filliug up the ludles' shed and every available seat on the ground; even then several hundreds had to stand. There were representatives present from almost every club in this city, besides several lrom New York. The ladies, two, were out in good numbers. The embankments outside the enclosure alto were occupied with specl - itors, on foot anil in car. liases: the concourse it H estimated amounteii to 30J0 persons. At 3 o'clock the music arrived and tlie proceeding commenced, opening by playing the ' Star Spangled tiauser," continuing to play at intervals throughout the contest. THE GAME. A committee consisting of Messrs. McKinstry, Manolt, Gruirj and Caruthers appointed two Captains, and they proceeded to select the nines, which were as follows : e)n McKP.itiy's side, Campbell, Woods, Mills and Snyder of the Kc'efords ; McKinstry and Chichester of the l'"toatus; Lockwood, Sutton and Thomas of i he Con - stel'ations. Their antagonists were: Mauolt. Baach and Sprague of tbe Eckfords ; Spencer and Van Valkem - burgh of the l'utnams; J. & L. Smith, Caruthets and Dc - couuers of the Con's. This is tbe first game of several of the players ibis season, and, of one or two, for years; and under tucb circumstances a full display of their abilities coul not be expected, nor were they shown. Want of space prevents any extended notice of the game. Sprague suffered from a sore hand, and his pitching was not so good as usual, but he batted tolerably weil, as also did lieacb, he playing catcher In a very creditnble manner. Manolt was very efficient as fielder; Van Valkenburgh, too, erved well in that capacity. Dccouders was v.ery indifferent, more so than we have ever before seen him. The bases were tolerably welt t - ikeu care of by toe three Constellation players. On the other side the playing of McKinstry was very fine in both batting and fielding ; Campbell at first bare did good duty; but Woods and Mills were only ppssa lo. Lockwood as catcher wss acceptable, and Sutton as pltsher satisfactory. Snyder was not good as short stop, but maele amends for his othor shortcomings by a home run in the 7th innings. He and Cumpbell made the only homo runs scored. The general playing throughout was indifferent, but individually considered it was good. According to the agreements of this match, McKinstry and Spencer become the possessors of the prizes, they leiediue; the ecore on each Bide. The - onerous duties of umpire were satisfactorily performed by Mr. Taylor. Appended we givj the score : ll'KIXSTl'.V'S SIHE. MANOLT'8 SIDE. II I.. K. ILL. R. Me - Kinstry, 1 f 2 3 Manolt, If 3 2 Cumpbell, 1st b 2 2 Beach.c 4 2 "Woods, 2d b 3 2 Sprague, p - 1 2 Mills, ;:db 2 J. Smith, 2d b 3 2 Lcckwood, c 4 1 Carrutliers, 3d b 2 2 feuttem, p 4 1 IX'Comlers, s s 4 1 Thomas, r f 4 1 L. Smith, 1st b 4 1 Snyder, bb 2 2 Spenevr, cf 2 3 Chichester, cf 3 1 Vunvalkeuburgh, r f. 2 2 Totals 27 If) Totals 27 17 KlNS MADK IN KAl'll 1N.N1SU. 1 2 3 4 r G 7 S 9 McKinstry 3 0 0 1 0 2 8 1 0 1G Manolt 2 1 1 S 4 2 !J 1 017 Home runs Campbell and Snyder. Struck out Sutton and M 11b. Left on bases Caii)tiell, 1; Manolt, 1, Carrulhers, 1. Put out at home base Thomas, by Sprcguo. Umpire A. B. Talor, Ksii., of the Mutual Club, N. Y. Scorers Messrs McAualau and Grum. The Brooklyn Base - Bill Club commenced tUeir regular Held exiTrclit) on Monday last, 12th inst, upon their grounds, corner of Bedford av. and Itutledge at. Play days, Mondays and Thursdays, TIIE COURTS. City Court. BEFORE J HUGE HErNOLDS. THE CLERK OF THE CITY COCItT. A change has been made in the clerkship of the City SJEIf' .B" Fr?nl Brown' Es,!"' wh0 occupied the position since Judge Reynolds took his seat, having beon removed, and John DikemaDi Jr Bon of es.jnage Dike - ZD;nT LD,ed ? hiB stca1 - The Passion and suitors r oZ , aV be0n meUca t0 Wr' B'wne for a uni - w thh.m . y 'Ch re0dercd their oniclal intercourse rim ,r, ? e,W0 P'ea8ant - Tlie incumbent Is a young gentleman who win doubtless discharge the da. ties in an efficient and satisfactory manner. Court of sessions. niFOItF. JU)DQK GABKISON, AND JUSTICES BTILWEU AND no vi. a asjg it vV m. Spencer was convicted of roreerv in nanoi T.In o T,khBri?cek' lnSicteel for assault and battery on fer d to Tueav 81 Sly' and "ntance wSTd Sd.vU of chaaTern,m 00 orMai 10 P nclf:l?ZCCiSniy t0 8e,'i0g "I"0' Without Supreme Court General Term. ADMISSIONS TO THE BAB, The examination of students for admin.! t. as Atto. neye and Counselors, took SSie k?i&? - raClloi Term of the Supreme Court, at the TcUv ot P o,ohW.Det,al on "Wednesday last. The examiners nni?g? i psle' Court were Messrs. M. I Cobl Tit I nJ nl n Vha lor of Khinebeck, and WiYchcHe 15r?t?nngV ?"S - ' Tay The examination of the studenfs waf A verv r,l n CUy' and of great lebgeh. At tbe close oAe igf. examiners complimented the students wTtms for Ihe talent they displayed upon their exumiuit ion ThS following gentlemen were admitted to practice Henry Benedict. J. Malcolm Smlt'i, Geo M ' Wir, Wm. J Dickson, Uen.y C. Nelson, Alonzo f FamhaS' "Wm.H. Bergen, David Baraelt, Ellsba P. Ferri - Little' ton G.Gerretson, Cyrus J. Olmsted, Jacob C. B acblev" T1108.E Pearsall, Joseph C.Peiry, Phillip , VVUolm Eobt. 11. linear,, Wm. II. Bunken Geo. Wilcox, S Son! Birdsall. llobt. - Townsend, Gouvemeur Cruger, John W" Little. David B; - Burnett, Theodore D. Dimon, Arthur Bassett, Albert Van "Wagoner. ' Arluur PATENT AERATED BREAD. WM. H. PLUMB, exclusive manufacturer, Nos. 9 andU HOVT STREET. BROOKLYN. CFrom En, Mott.3 "New York, 20 Testh Stbe - .t, Jan. 1. 1S62 I must also add my sincere thanks for yourg. nerous do - nation of (hl3 very wholesome article offooj. which lean Bafely recommend. Yonrs. truly, "ALEXixnrR B. Mott, "Prof or Sorgery, B. H. Msd. CjI., etc., etc. Fbom Db. Cox To djsper. tics it will be Inva'nable, as they will be able to tse it here the fermented, manufactured bread, charged Witt, alum and other deleterious tubstances has been known to have signally filled. ...... "Hksby Q Cox. M. D., royl5HJl - Prof. Keff Yo. - k Medical College, C. A. MARVIN, DENTIST, HA8 REMOVED FROM From 76 Montague place, TO NO. 14G HENRY STREET. Near Remsen street splTZm MACHINERY. J2T,T THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OP NEW AND ffl0NDHAND MACHINERY FOR SALE, viz: S&a Engines and Boilere, stationary and portable, from three to fifty hone power; Planing Machines. Lathes. Shafting, Pul. ie' 5d BeltlnR. TaDka, Portable Kettles, Vices. Macrlirfery and ToplB of every description. Also on hand a large assort - pient of horse Bboe and other Iron. The highest price paid for Wrought and Cast Scrap Iron, Cooper and Metals of every description. Apply to P OA88IDY, 4 to 10 Bridge Btreet Brooklyn, Dealer lc all kind of Machinery. N. B. Ob hand a large assortment of Furnace Doors. Urate Bara. &c a7 DENTI8TRY. DRS. S. SKINNER and J. G. BAGLETON win reram. the practice of DENTISTRY, at their old place of buslnen corner of Montague and Henry streets, Brooklyn, ou the flrt ot May next. a21tf NEW CLOAKS. NEW CLOAKS. A splendid variety of CLOTH AND SILK SACQUES, BASQUES, CIRCULARS, And all tbe Latest PARIS AND BROADWAY STYLES, AT EXTREMELY LOW PRICES. Please call and examine IHE LARGEST ASSORTMENT TO BE FOUND IN THE CITT - W. R. ROBERTS, No. 252 Bowery, N. Y. N. B. Be Bure you see the name over the doori as other tores. In consequence of our popularity, are In the habit cf representlBg theirs as being Roberto, or as being connected. &y7 eodtlt STODART PIANOS. JAMES K. LENT, Having been appointed by the manufacturers, gtodvt k Mon Is. Sole Agent for the sale of the above justly celebrated ttutrnaent for Brosldya, begs to inform his friends and the public, that he is prepared at 1 times with a full assortment of all sicee aud styles, which he is enabled to offer at tha lowest manufacturers' prices. J. Is. L deems It quite unnecessary to refer to the merits of the STODART PIANO as it is well known by all makera and dealers, as well as by thou nds who own and have used them for the last quarter of a century, who will testify that they are beyond all doubt oue of the best (if not the very bent) Piano Fortes ever manufactured; justly known as the sweetest toned aud the most durable. The manufacturers can Tilth pride point to every Piano u an advertisement, and claim every owner as a friend. Par - tirs desirous of purchasing on time can be accommodated by adding simple interest. Also those who wish to hire can always be suited both In price and style of Instrument. JAMES K. IJCNT, 39 Fulton street, aulfj tf opposite City HaJL AGENCY FOR TIIE NEW HAVEN PATENT SHIRTS, MADE TO ORDER OR BEADY MADE. The best HUIlb, fins! and cheapest shirts offered la this city FITTING WARRANTED. Also, juBt opening, at popular prices: Summer Under Shirts and Drawers. Silk, lis e Thread, Kid and Dog Skin Gloves. English Cotton and Lisle Hosiery. anil Linen Handkerchiefs. New etjles of three and four ply Collars. Parisian Scarfs and Ties. Silk and Satin Stocks, Napoleon Ties. Silk and Ginnham Umbrellas, .to. At the Shirt and Collar lepot, Nos. fl7 and 89 Wil Um treet, one door north of Maiden lane N. V. myHlm THKOUORE C. ORANNIS. Agent. VIRGINIA PINE WOOD. "We are now selling from 0UB YARD 47 AND 49 JAY STRFET, VIRGINIA PINE WOOD. Of the best auaUty. 1nm, We have a'so on haDd. OAK, HICKJ ana JERSEY MM.,olthe best quality. All ords thankfully receive B fele""5, aUeDded tP' P. KELLY & BRO. "IN UNION TPa - KE IS STRENGTH." WYCHOFF & CO.'S UNION BLUE Is t)e beFt .nd cheapest Liquid Blueing ever offered for the auncrr . a family use. For sale by grocers generally. Mir aeitured by WYCKOFF & CO., r .: am" 80 Cedar street. N. Y. CORONER'S OFFICE. DR. NORRIB, CORONER, Room No. 7 Montague HalL ialO tf MERCANTILE LIBRARY AND READING ROOM, ATHENiEUM, Cor. CLINTON & ATLANTIC STREETS - BROOKLYN, NO. OF VOLS.. 16,000. ALL NEW PUBLICATIONS ADDED AS SOON AS PUBLISHED. ICS PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS - HOME AND FOREIGN. Terms of Subscription, recently reduced as follows: Clerks and Ladles, Initiation fee l 00; dues 42; payable quarterly. Merchants and professional men, 3, payable In advance ap!7 lm JUST RECEIVED. A large assortment of LADIES') CHILDREN'S AND GENTLEMEN'S GLOVES, In Taffeta, Cotton, Llale Thread anil Silk, plain and em broldered. A tew lot ot Iron frame Hosiery. FREDERICK LOESER & CO. mh20 3m W Fulton street. Richard Ternan, BROBJiR IN LIOUORS iND SBGARA aM WATKR STREET, S. fl. corner of Fulton street. New York, Calls the attention of the trade to the great variety o ftscples In nut office and the inducements he offers. o5 IV (ggr - Peter Ltkan, Wholesale and Reta Dealer In North River Blue Stone office corner of Fius!.K and Clinton avenues. East Brooklyn. Flagging laid to orier. mhia ly gggT M cCloskey & VlCTORT, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW. Offics No. 365 Folios Strkkt, (Opposite the City Hall,) BENE? McCLOSKEY. JOHN P, VICTORY. COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS. d!7 tf

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