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TUB STOABMA* RAID. From a late number of the Macon Confeder ate we collect the annexed particulars in re gard to the late raid. The facts were gathered from Dr. Browning, Stoceman's Chief Surgeon, a* well as other members of his stAff : Stoneman left Sherman s right tn front of At lanta with orders to tear «p the Augusta rail road as far as Social Circle, and then take toe direct road to Macon. lie wis to surprise aori rapture that ■ ity on Thursday. July 29, release th* twelve bundle J Yankee officer:; confined at Camp Oglethorpe, hum all tiie government woiks, factories, railroad stock and machine works! and everything else in and around the city of a public nature. The officers in the prison wo: te> assist in their own liberation as fvjon as their lrie . Is engaged the guard around them. They were to be then armed and the force thus strengthened was to go down the Southwestern railroad burning and plundering to Andersonville. The guard there was to be engaged by Stone-man, and the whole force of prisoners were to make a rush for liberation. Stoneman was then to match the whole back in the direction of Atlanta by the road he had traveled over. ... , , The reason why Stoneman did not reach Macon at the appointed time, was because he wtis detained about Covington some ten or twelve hours. The rnggedness of the road also htndercd him. He travelled verj rapidly, however, and reached Monticelio, Jasper coun ty. Thursday night and Clinton i-riday night. without meeting any resistance until a few miles this side of that town, where his advance guard was tired upon by Capt. Dunlap, the en rolling officer for Jones county. Stoneman here sent a force to cut the Central Railroad at Gordon and destroy the track ao much as possible. THE PURSUIT FROM ATLANTA. As soon as it was known that Stoneman bad left Sherman's army, Gen. IV day .Jaly 28th, ordered General Iverson to take Martin’s Division and pursue him. Gen. Iverson’s command consisted of Allen s Ala bama brigade, composed of the hirst, fourth, Seventh and Fifty-first regiments ; Crew’s brigade, composed of the First, Third and Fourth Georgia; Cerro Gordo Williams' Ken tucky brigade, composed of the hirst, Ninth and Eleventh Kentucky regiments, senior Colonel lkitler acting as Brigadier ; a battery of two guns commanded by Capt. White, and a section of %<■( man’s battery, two guns. The •whole force c not number quite nine hun dred men of all arras, They struck the track of Stoneman south of Covington and .reached Monticelio Thurs4ay night a few hours behind the enemy. Resum ing the march Friday Gen. Iverson’s advauce came into Clinton about half an hour after Stoneman 1 est that night. The main force, however, did not set to Clinton on Saturday before the advance »;f Stoneman on the retreat drove out the pickets. Gen Iverson then sur veyed tiie country seven or eight miles north east of Clinton for a battlefield. He found a good position a short distance beyond Snushinc Church, posted his men and awaited the enemy. TUB RATTLE OF SUNSHINE CHURCH. Saturday night found the pickets of the op posing forces confronting each other near Mr. Barfield’s lion.se. The enemy threw up barri cades across the road and on either side at Bar field's house, extending out a good distance across the corn fields. Stoneman was left with only two things to do ; force a passage along the road or surrender. 'There was no road leading ofr to the right or left flint lie could travel. The country was cut up with deep and impassable ravines, allowing no chance for ar tillery or baggage trains and but precious little for horsemen even. Gen. Allen’s skirmish line first encountered the enemy two hours before daylight Sunday morning. Irregular skirmishing continued un til! 2 o’clock, when tiie Georgia brigade was ordered forward to develop the position of the enemy. They soon found him in line of buttle. Col. Crews immediately ordered ii charge which was gallantly resuonded to by hi brisgade, and we think another charge avus .made % on the either side of the field at the same time. The enemy were completely routed and forced back. Our line was then reformed on the advanced position two miles fat flier this way. Gen. Stoneman sustained a heavy loss iu this de feat and as soon as he saw preparations making to charge him again he dispatched a white flag proposing an unconditional sur render of his whole force. The flag was re ceived by Col. Crews, who then confronted him with 182 men. STONEMAN TAKBS A GOOD"CIlY. As soon as Stoneman saw the 182 inert to whom he had"* surrendered, he sat down and took a regular cry. lie handed his sword over to Col. Crewe, and his Stall directly divested themselves of their aims. THE STAMPEDE. Six bundled Yankees at once threw down their guns, but the remainder, seeing by this time ttie cowardice of their General in giving up to such a small force, broke through the woods pell-mell, holier skelter, making off to the left. Gen. Iverson ordered pursuit, and it is firmly believed that nearly tho whole party will be taken with but few' exceptions.. • THE CANNON, HOUSES AM) ARMS CAPTURED. We captured fully 1000 horses, that tiiany stand of small arms, two brass three inch rifio cannon and caissons, several colors and gum dons. He gives as an excuse that he was out of ammunition. About fifty ot the stragglers passed back through Clinton Sunday night at twelve o'clock. They went off' in the direction- ol Milledgeville, without order or discipline. THE CASUALTIES oV THE ENEMY. In tho battle in front of Macon there is no thing positively known as to enemy’s loss. Wo understand that Stoneman admitted to a citi zen that ho had seventeen killed and twenty noven wonrnled. It is however thought that about fitly of the raiders were killed. OUR LOSS Was about fifty, hat it is the opinion of near ly every one on the field, that two-thirds of our casualties were from our own men, as there was great irregularity in firing and mameuvering. A shot from Col. Tallifearo’s battery at Fort Hawkins killed a man in Clark’s house near tho Walnut Creek bridge. TUB ENEMY'S LOSS AT SUNSHINE. Gen. Iverson says that tho enemy lost 200 killed and wounded at Sunshine Church. Our casualties was about teu killed aud iorly wounded. PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PUOI’KUTY DESTROYED. The whole object of the expedition appears to have been to pillage and plunder private property, and to lay waste and burn public property. Those who composed the expedition were mostly foreigners. The officers exercised no restraint over them ; and even soipe of them joined those under them in committing acts of lawlessness. They entered privatp houses and stripped ladies’ fingers and breasts of rings aud pi*is. Broke open drawers aud trunks, stole silver and plate of every descrip tion. In many instances house girls were rav elled in rooms before their mistresses*, and in ards in front of the houses. Every scoundrel of them filled his pockets with stolon money, stolen plate and stolen jewels. We know little of the and struetien of pro perty in Newton or Jasper counties, except that they burned White’s Factory in the for mer. The chief sufferers in Jones county are as fol lows : Mrs Elizadeth Lowther, jewels, negroes, plate, brandies, wines, etc , $ iO,OOO. Col. Wm. DeForrest Hally, jewels and clothing, $20,000. Lee Glower. SIO,OOO. Green Clower, $40,000. Msj. Ben. Barron. 63 negroes, mules horses, clothing, etc.. $1.50,000. l)rs Bowen and Bar ron lost everything on their plantations. lion. Judge Robert V. Hardeman lost 830,000 in property. James 11. Bluuf and Daniel Blunt liad their plantations ravaged. R. 11. Bon ner, house pillaged. There were many others, and indeed every house in the tire county was visited, pillaged, the women insulted and treated with every insult and indignity. Sham guards were sometimes posted around houses, but the guard and the officers com manding it would straightway fall to work and sack the premises. Loaded guns and pistol* were in every hOuse pointer! at trembling women and decrepit!. gray haired old men, nn<f money demanded in tones of the highway robber. At the house of Mrs. Lowther. of Clinton, they made her ami Col. Hally deal out wine in the wine cellar, whole crowds of them stand ing by and threatening death if they were not served next. They forced many negroes off with them, and bribed a> and induced others to go, but as soon as the Yankees were defeated at Sunshine Church, the negroes lied from them back to their homes and masters. We think few ne groes kept with them after that. INCIDENTS. The Yankees everywhere told the people that they had from twelve to eighteen tioua.nd men. They are reported to have killed one of their o» n men at Clinton. A Mr. McKissiek, of Clinton fired into the column and wounded a Yankee. Thirty or for ty shots were fired at him but he was not hit lie was a ms-ted by them and dire vengeance threatened but was finally relensed. The laiders captured several prisoners but they all got away from them. Iu soy. ral in stances they forced citizens to act as guides. Jhe raid seemed to stretch put like a net over the country, but when attacked the wings would be drawn in and the foroe concentrated. Lt. Burton, of the Fifty-first Alabama, was shot through the head. It is said be was cap tured and murdered by Capt. V\ oolford, of the First Ky. Federal cavalry, ARRIVAL OF PRISONERS. Gen. Stoneman and bis staff and field officers arrived at Macon late Monday afteriidon. They wer-- at crnce taken to the officers’ quarters at Camp Oglethorpe. The remaining six hundred wore dtomorirrted where they were captured and brought In on foot, arriving at Macon Tuesday morning.— They were turned over to the oiflila, and sent_ down to AndtrsonvLße. And thus lias come to disaster, grief and an nihilation the great Stoneman raid. It accom plished nothing hut the burning of a few oars on the Central railroad, and the tearing up a of a few miles of the track. That was all. mm An Incihent of the Late Raid. —Among the many volunteers v, ho so gallantly responded to the call of Gen. Cobb, to reprii the Yankee raiders, Mr. Cleghorn. a Scotchman and quite an old gentlemen, the book keeper of the patriotic firm of Messrs. Ross & Seymour of Macon, reported for duty to Lieut. J. D. Jos tick. who was stationed at Cross Keys in com mand of a small body of cavalry. Determined to know the strength of the Yankee force, Mr. C. asked leave of Lieut. B. to visit the Yankee camps. The Lieutenant apprehensive of dan ger endeavored to dissuade Mr. C. from so dan gerous an undertaking. Mr. C. however,—like a hard headed Scotchman as he is—determin ing to make good his purpose, started for the Yankee camp, and found them resting and feeding their horses about a quarter of a mile from the ‘Cross Keys” on the right of the road leading to Milledgeville Sneaking through a corn field he soon found himself in the pies ence of the Yankees. lie found their horses picketed in a quad •rangle. Laying down by the fence fie very coolly proceeded to count the picketed ani mals, which he estimated at eight hundred. Desirous of proving to Lieut. B. that he had visited the Yankee camp, he deliberately let down the fence and from among the wagon horses which were feeding close by he resolved to secure one ; having no rope or other means to accomplish bin design, he was compelled to take the silk handkerchief from his own neck, tied it to the horse’s neck, and led him safely out. Mr. C. was shot at four times, but suc ceeded in delivering the horse to Lieut. Bos tick unhurt. Lieut. 8., in admiration of his gallantry, allowed him to keep the horse, which Mr. C. is now riding in service under Lieut. Bostick’s command. Raids and Raiders. —The late experience of raids and raiders will, we trust, prove valuable to Iho.e remote from the front of the enemy. The damage done by these prowling hands will not be altogether a loss, if it serve to impress upon the minds of the people, the absolute necessity of maintaining armed organizations in every town and county, for the express pur pose of meeting and repelling these excursions of ihe enemy. Let the old and young organize in every county and when intelligence is brought of the approach of the raiders, turn out and fight, remembering that the enemy are entirely in the dark as to their strength, and we predict but little damage will ever be done by these Yankee robbers. Their mission is to burn and destroy, not to fight, and the whistle of bullets about their heads is harbingers of retreat. Organize and you are safe against these theives—remain inactive and your property and the honor of your wives and daughters are at their mercy.— Macon Cnnfederate. Worthy of Mention.— lt is proper to re mark, in justice to our slave population, that in a tramp of one hundred aud fifty miles in the central portion of Georgia, the Yankee raiders have been unable to retain but three negroes, with their own consent, out of the large num ber they had compelled to leave their owners temporarily. We learn that one of the three deserted his Yankee friends at Eatonton, and has returned home, bringing the sword of one of the superior officers, as a trophy of the al liance, including a Yankee uniform. A Good Haul.— We have been informed that while the Yankees were occupied on a plan tation half a dozen miles below Milledgeville on Saturday night, iu stealing mules, a negro boy belonging to Mr. Tucker took charge of a two horse Yankee wagon, filled with stolen f.oods, and drove the wagon to town, where he delivered it and tho valuable contents to tho military authorities. Among the articles were several pieces of silver plate and jewelry, highly prized from family asssciations. They had been packed in a trunk from this city, and were in the passenger train for Mason when it was destroyed by the raiders at Gordon. The load of Yankee plunder is said to have em braced a large quantity of solid silver plate stolen from the different families. The Raid on Milledgeville.— The Governor having been informed at Macon of the danger here, sent quite a force on Friday night’s train, with several pieces of artillery, the presence of which, prevented an attack on Saturday morning, as a detachment of the raiders came near enough to use their field-glasses on the city. Narrow Escape. —The Hon. A. 11. Kenan narrowly escaped being captured by the Yan kees at the house of a friend iti Jones county, on Sabbath night last. The Yankees took supper below, while Col. Iv. was concealed up stairs. Col. Beck, of the Ninth Georgia, long in service in Virginia where he was diabled by a severe wound, was taken taken prison on his plantation in Jones county, by Stoneman’s raiders, and recaptured by Wheeler’s forces, in the battle near Clinton.— Milledgeville Recor der. Our Less at Fayetteville. —Among those captured in the raid at Fayetteville, we regret to learn were Colonel Edward Washington, Co lonel Campbell and Captain Brown, of Gen. Hardee’s military corps, together with some half dozen quartermasters and'as many forage masters principally from Cheatham’s divi sion. It is to be hoped that during the flight of the enemy that most of them have escaped, as they were mounted on the_brokt‘ii down horses of the enemy which had boen exchanged lor the captured ones by the raiders, and.owing to the hot pursuit of Red Jackson they may have, been left behind. The Southern Express Company also lost a valuable horse at the same place. Rallying.— We have cheering accounts of the patriotic spirit manifested by the people in many portions of Georgia, and have every reason to feel encouraged. Iu response to the call of our energetic and patriotic governor, thousands have already rushed to the standard he ins raised, and been organized aud sent for ward. and thousands more are now organizing and will be sent to the trout as rapidly as pos sible. All that has been done will very materially increase the strength of the army in the field, and assist in arresting the steps of the invader, hut the response to the appeals that have been made should be more general. Every man ca pable of pulling a trigger should be at the front. No excuse can be deemed valid. The decisive hour is fast approaching If we could reach the eyes of every man in the State, we should emphatically urge all to come. We know not the strength of the A>my of Tennes see. under Gen. Hood, but it is apparent it has been strong enough to check the advance of the foe. It may be strong enough to drive him back without assistance, bnt if Georgians do their duty this desirable end can be accomplished beyond contingency. Fill the trenches .at At lanta with the natural defenders of the State, and Gen. Hood can have at his command a movable army of veterans, with whom to in augurate an offensive war that will soon rid us of the presence of the invaders. The hour of trial fur G orgia is at hand, and every eiti zon should re-dive the emergency, and act ac cordingly.—Atlanta Appeal. Athens a Military Post.— Our town is now a regular military' post, and Col W. J. Magili has been appointed commandant. He has en tered upon the discharge of his duties, and will, we ihiuk, give fullsati-faction to all parties. Crops in the Mountains.— We learn from pood authority that the growing crops in the mountain country of N.' E. Georgia, even in cluding Ir sh potatoes and fruits, are more promising than they have been for many years past. If no disaster shall happen between this and gathering time, it is believed that region will be blessed with a great abundance. A friend who has recently visited Rabun, in forms us that he has never seen the crops look ing so well and so well worked in that coun try as they have been and are at this time. We are pleased to hear so good a report from our lvibuu friends, who are as patriotic and de serving as any people we have ever known. — tit, an. The New York correspondent of the Chica go Journal says Fremont will be tendered, the l nion nomination for Governor of the State of New York, with the understanding that he withdraws from the Presidential canvass.' We do cot thick that bargain can be made. FROM VIRGINIA. THE EXPLOSION AT PETERSBURG. At Petersburg, between four and five o'clock on Saturday morning, the enemy sprung a mine under our position on the Baxter road, blowing up a portion of our works. Peters burg Battery, which occupied that point, was blown up. In the confusion of Ihe moment, the Y'ankees, in great force,'charged through the breach thns made, capturing some prisoners and guns, but after a sharp fight were driven back with great loss, lt appears that the movement of the enemy was anticipated by- Gen. Lee, who had caused to be constructed au inner line of entrenchments, which was oc cupied by tried troops. Before the smoko caused by the explosion had cleaned away, the enemy charged through the breach, shouting “no quarter” —“Remember Fort Piilovr.” They were, however, promptly met by the troops stationed in the inner lines, who poured volley after volley into the enemy, in such quick succession as to cause them to break aud run in great confusion. The carnage was terrible. The ferocious war-cry of the enemy in the assault was now taken up by our troops, and the fate proposed to them a moment before, and which would have befallen them in deleat, was executed with a summary vengeauco cn the brutal foe. “No quarters” was given. So frightful was the slaughter of the enemy, by the rule of their own choosing, that the heart of General Mahone, we are informed, sickened at toe spectacle, an t he ordeied the work of death to cease. ft An official di patch received at the War De partment, states that when “we drove the ene my from the salient we recovered the four guns with which it was armed, captured twelve stands of colors, seventy-four olliceis, iuclud ing Brig. Gen. Bartlett and staff, eight hundred and fifty-live enlisted men. Upwards of 500 of the enemy’s deadurS lying unburied iu the trenches. Our loss slight.* 1 ’ Our works were damaged for tiie space of about one hundred aud fifty yards. The charge was led by the thirty-first New York negro regiment. Gen. Elliot, es Evan's old brigade was mor tally wounded. After the explosion of the mine there was a general attack on our line from right to left, in which the city was shelled heavily, aud sevei al frame tenements of small value, in the neighborhood of the gas house, were destroyed. Mr. Robert Green, Chief Engineer Fire De partment, received a flesh wound in left hand from piece of shell. No other casualtion in city. a ghastly scene. Tho editor of tiie Petersburg Express has visited the chasm near that city, caused by the enemy’s explosion, lt appeared to be about forty feet in depth, and some 200 feet in cir cumference, and resembled more what one would imagine to hive been the effects of a terrible earthquake than anything ' else to which we could liken it. Immense boulders of earth were piled up rudely, one above the other, and great fragments of bomb proofs, gnn carriages, limbers, etc , were lying promis cuously in every direction. One man was caught between two boulders, near the surface of the ground, and literally crushed between them. He still remained in this painful .posi tion, with only his head and neck visible, our men not having had the time to extricate him. Life had long been extinct, but the ghastly looking face was unmarked by a scratch, and the head perfect, but slightly reclining on the shoulder. The sides and bottom of,the chasm were literally lined with Yankee dead, and the bodies lay iu every conceivable position. In one spot we noticed a corporal of infantry, a sergeant of artillery, and a big, burly negro, piled one upon too of the other. Some had evidently been killed with the buts of muskets •as their crushed skulls and badly mashed faces too plainly indicated, while the greater portion were shot?, great pools of blood having flow ed from their wounds and stained the ground. Between our breastworks and the enemy’s, large numbers of dead aud wounded were still lying, the latter begging piteously for water, and praying to be cared for. Our men could not relieve them, as they were in full range of tite enemy’s sharpshooters, who had not ceased their firing, even under such appalling circum stances as we have described. TIIE LABORS OF THE ENEMY. Hie length of the “sap’’ made by the ene my, is supposed to have been about GUO feet, but tho work is* not so great, as many unac quainted with the appliances used for such pur poses would suppose. Immense augers, made specially for such occasions, aro brought into requisition, and bv Ibis means, we are inform ed, a vast deal of work can he accomplished in a short space of time. Just where the mine was sprung and the explosion occurred, the earth is termed of a hard substance, such as is generally known as “pipe-clay,” and this ac counts for the great boulders. of earth which were rent asunder and upturned by tho force of the explosion. The labors of the enemy in this operation, have been poorly repaid, The very timely ar rival of General Mahone, and the quick percep tion of his military soon placed our gal lant hoys in position, and retrieved the disaster The enemy’s losses from all causes are esti mated at 3500 men. We have over 1000 pris onlrs in our possession, 14 battle flags, and up wards of 2000 stands of small arms. Wp took no cannon, because tho enemy brought none with them. The four pieces captured by the explosion, attached to Pegram’s Battery, were afterwards dug up from the rubbish uninjured. Our entirwoss is ascertained to be about 800. Among the killed wo regret to stato, are some of our very best men. various items. On Saturday, the 23d ult., the United States steamer Kegstono grounded on Dameron’s marsh, and next day was boarded by a detach ment of Captain A. E. Edwards’ Company of Home Guatds, of Northumberland county, Va., esmmanded by Lieutenant G. Harvey, who af ter removing all the supplies, Ac., on board, set fire to the steamer and destroyed her. The crew, fourteen men, escaped to their boats be fore tho boarding party couid reach the steam er. Our victory near Winchester turns out to be a greater one than was at first reported. A gentleman just arrived from tho North ern Neck, that tho Potomac, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, was covered with trans ports, carrying troops Io Washington City. It is estimated that fully 20,000 soldiers had been sent to Washington by Grant since Early’s last victory. * A gentleman from Rockbridge, who accom panied our army into Maryland, says that cur soldiers were not allowed to enter private houses, or in way interfere with private prop erty. How strikingly different is the conduct of the Yankee invaders who are now dese crating our soil. Private houses are not only‘“gutted” by them, but even helpless fe males and non-combatants are insulted and then robbed of tho very neocs-nvi-lc-a of life. The editor of the Danville Va., Monitor I as seen some beautiful guns, taken from the Yan kees in the battle ut Staunton Bridge, that sh rot sixteen times. They are charged at once with sixteen cartridges, and by a spiral spring pressed into place as each one is wanted. The ball is about the size of a buckshot. These guns are plain, but well finished, and carry a ball accurately one mile. A gentleman who was at Manchester when the battle of Kernstown took place, says the Yankees were completely routed. Among the spoils were ten thousand small arms. It is rumored that Gen. Early has gone into Maryland again. A letter from Moshy’s command says : in con sequence of the severe damages done to the Yankees at Aldie, it is now understood they have, as against us, raised the black flag. In that fight, our number, consLsing of 150 men, encountered a bataliion of Yankees number ing 250, in which we killed eighty odd of them. On the 22d of this mouth twelve of our men cap tured 83 of Hunter’s men on the road from Snickervillc to Leesburg. We followed their wagon train as for as Leesburg. As the Yan kees advanced into Virginia following Early, the first place they encamped upon crossing the the river was at Thomas ’—the father of the Second Auditor of Virginia—an old gentleman upwards-of eighty years of age. In retaliation, they said, for what our forces had done in Maryland, they commenced *he work of des truction. and, as usual with them, utterly des troyed everything upon his premises, even down to the clothing of the females. Kernstown, the scene of the late bril liant victory in Virginia is in Frederick coun ty, four miles from Winchester. It was on this spot, that on Sunday afternoon, the 23d of April. ISG3, the intrepid Stonewall Jackson," with about 3500 men, wearied out by forced marches for weeks, attacked 22,000 fresh troops under Gen. Shields, repulsed aud so crippled them that they were unable to follow him in Ids retreat. In this light Gen. Jackson led three charges in person.’ Now, Early, Breck inridge and Gordon, with a force less than a score of Confederates killed, rebaptized the battle field and add another to the list of Con federate victories and complete Yankee route. The Richmond papers think that Grant is about to throw his army against the city from that side of the river, instead of operating against it from the vicinity of Petersburg. Grant’s lines now extend from James river, at a point about twelve miles from Richmond, on the left, to White Oak Bridge, a distance of seven miles. Malvern Hill is about fivomib s in his rear. He L.s succeeded inputting his army on tho Richmond side of the Ohiekahoin inv, and with the s .me repulses in store for it that he experienced it Cold Harbor. As he has torn up the York River Railroad, it is likely that he will make James rivet his base of sup plies. It is rumored at Richmond that Sheridan, who perhaps has recuperated from his late dis asters, is out on another raid, having crossed the Chickabominy at Long Bridge. bince the affair of mst Saturday, the Y'ankoea have been rather quiet in front of Petersburg. The white and hiick officers captured lately at Petersburg, arc confined togdthar. Northern papers state that the'Federal loss at the late battle of Winchester, was over one thousand men. Heavy defalcations have been discovered in the Treasury Department. The amount is not yet known. — AOR rili U.V MAVIS. The Now York Times, Tffij.iue, World, and News announce th -,t they have advanced their prices. The increase, they state, is rendered absolutely necessary by the enormous and constant advance iu the price of white paper, and of all other matetia’a used in the publica tion of a newspaper. Tha Chicago Tribune relates that seven black men presented themselves for enlistment in the Army of the United States according to the invitation of its authorities, at Lebanon, Ky.. a few days since. Certain persons there took them into a room for the alleg< and purpose of pay ing them bounty. Having goi. them in their power, they stripped the black fellows, and admidistered to them cue hundred lashes, and turned them loose. The northern papers admit that Hunter has been disasteiou-ly defeated in Virginia. The Yanken papers claim that they were vic torious in the battle of July 22d at Atlanta.— They state their loss ws.s only about two thou sand . A general impressment of horses by tho mili tary authorities has taken place at Louisville. The citizens are said to have been very much excited in consequence of it. The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes the prices fixed for wheat by tne Virginia Commissioners, and tells its readers to cheer up, that the Con federacy is about “going up ; they can’t stand it another year.” Tire drouth continues throughout the North, and is becoming, according to a Philadelphia paper, a serious question, “in view of the high prices demanded from the Government.” The Adjutant General of Connecticut reports that the number of volunteers enlistee^-within the State from July, 1863, to April 1, 1864, was 7,094, Os these, 1,377 were colored. A Maine paper says that a few Sundays ego a clergyman on entering the pulpit in the town of Gray, in that State, remarked to his hearers: “ It is not often I occupy this pulpit, and now I am here I shall say just what pleases me. and if there is a single copperhead present I advise him to rise and walk out.” A nice Christian. A frog fell out of a block of sandstone which some workmen were breaking at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a few days since. The. stone was knowa'Bot to have been disturbed since it was quarried, thirty yearsmgo; and how long the frog, which was squeezed as fiat as a cent, had been in it before, that can only be a mat ter of conjecture. Immediately on falling out, the reptile began to. swell and move, and in a short time became quite lively. The Democracy of Ohio, in the selection of delegates to the Chicago Convention, seem to have taken care of those who have been the victims of arbitrary airests. Mr. Vallandig ham, who was arrested and tried by a mock military court, and sent out of the country, without crime and without law, represents his old Congressional district in the Chicago Con vention —Governor Meda’ry, lately arrested and releasedton bail, is elected from the capital district—Dr. EB. Olds, arrested and confined in the Old Capitol prison, and subsequently released without knowing the crime charged, is a delegate from the Fairfield district—A. M. Jackson, of Crawford, and Archibald Mc- Gregor, of Starke, both imprisoned at Camp Mansfield, are delegates from their respective districts^ Another chapter in tbs history of Arctic ex peditions is about to opened. Captain C. F. Hall, with two Esquimaux, recently set sail from New London, Conn. The ship which took him is bound to the Arctic Seas upon a whaling Voyage,.awl Captain Hall and his companions are to be set ashore at some point not named. From the place of landing they arc to make their way overland to such places ot interest as Captain Hail may determine to visit. What his plans may bo seems to be uncertain, as meagre details of his designs are given. With no other companions than Esquimaux ha ex pects to achieve results by land explorations, which the crews of tiie vessels hitherto engag ed in Arctic expeditions have not been able to accomplish. Mr Antrobus, the Chicago artist, who was commissioned by Congress to prepar the design for the four thousand dollar gold medal to he presented to General Grant, is in Philadelphia, superintending the construction of the medal at the mint, The Wheeling Virginia, Register says : “Two handsom and accomplished young ladies are to be fried for treason at the June term of the court at Fairmount. The Attorney General expects to convict them of the capital offence. In tlxat case will they bo executed? . ' A couple of miners at Washoe fought a duel recently with pickaxes far weapons. They were placed a rod apart.and advanced on a given signal. One buried bis pick at his anta gonist and buried it in bis eye. The wounded man lingered some days in horrid agony. Hon. James F. Simmons, formerly a United States Senator, died July 14th, at his residence, in Johnston, It. 1., at the age of about sixty nine years. He was for many years connected with imnortant manufacturing enterprises in Rhode Island, was a prominent Whig politi cian, and was first a member of tho upper branch of Congress in 1810. After a full argument before Judge CatWval lader, at Philadelphia, in reference to tiie na val stores captured at Newborn. North‘Caroli na, by the combined land and naval forces of the United States, the Court has decided that the captured gbods are not prize goods, and therefore do no not belong to the naval captors. It is reported that from three to five hundred Confederates have been in Carroll county,.Ky., and that they have captured from the Homo Guard there two sfx-poueder brgss pieces. RAIDING ITEMS. Gen. Stoneman, the lender of the captured Yankee raiders, is a large, tall, thin man, with a face very much bronzed and rough, some what haggard features; sandy whiskers and hair, dark, keen lowering eyes and look, dart ing sharp, piercing looks occasionally, at his interrogators. He bears the appearance of a man of iron will, who exact- implicit obe dience to his commands aud is stern in his decrees. Ills strong, powcrlul frame, seems capable ol enduring any amount of hardships. H;s every feature and powerful, wiry motions, indicate tho endurance of a Hercules and mark him the leader of desperate enterprises the character ol which, have made him his reputa tion as an inimitable raider. Stenoman states he left Atlanta July 27, and was engaged in active operations up to the time of his capture. At Griswold the Yvh & A. railroad, had con centrated the greater portion of their stock. The Yankees approached tho place, hut finding it defended by a strong force of Militia, did not make any attempt on i t. A Yankee eflic .r who breakfasted at a house near Macon stated that he did not expect to meet with any resistance at Macon. ggßnt little damage was done by the shells which the Yankees threw into Macon. It was plainly evident that the enemy had with them guides who are thoroughly acquain ted with the country. FROM THE PROMT. Prisoners arc brought in almost hourly iu small squads, and most of them concur Iu their representations as to the dissatisfaction that exists in the Federal ranks. A severe skirmish occurred July 28, in which a portion ot Gen. Loriag’s division was engag ed. At one time the Yankees were driven from their in Henchmen t3. Out being reinforced ou-r troops fell back to their original position. Loss in killed and wounded not ascertained. Sherman lias changed his policy. Instead of endeavoring to flank, in doing which he Iras re cently been so severely punished, he has un doubtedly contracted his lines, and'seekiug to strengthen his works, protect his own commu nication, anil destroy ours. On Wednesday afternoon July 29th, the enemy made an attempt to reach the Macon and Western railroad, tho force, estimate<L*t six hundred.strong, crossing the country from the direction of Stone mountain. They suc ceeded in reaching aud destroying Garris mills about ten miles east of the railroad, where they were met aud driven back by our cavalry. A slight skirmish took plac.. but we have been unable to obtain any particulars. The BqAofliee at Jaiapa. Newbeiry District, S. C., l-.alPbcen discontinued by order of the ! Dost Master General. All mail matt or for j said office should, hereafter, be tddressel to j Newberry C. U, a, C, j FOREIGIY ITEMS. r * At a race tin.; to the C<*urt of Common Coun cil of London! it was resolved -to present the. freedom of th* city to Sir Jifnesetjee Jejeebhoy, in acknowledgment of kljqumificence iu pre senting 15,000i to the various Charities. Advices from New Zealand to the 10th of May, mention au ther repulse cf the British in their attack upon the natives. A hundred of the British wore killed, among them several - ro::.'nei,: officers. Subsequently, the natives were beaten. It is now generally admitted that in Franco the approaching harvest will he inferior to the last, even should the weather prove as favora ble us the iarmers could wish. Politics will take their cue from the flail. A statue ot Mozart is about to he erected in the centre of the square at Vienna, which bears the name of ihe great composer, in the room of the fountain now standing theie. Dr. Gwin. of California, was a passenger on the English steamer from St. Thomas.to Vera Cruz. He is re ported to have accepted an office in the Treasury Department of the new empire. censorship of the press has been establish ed in lla v.ma over ail unh.h and North Amer ican publications. The previous censorship applied oniy to local publications, outside mat ter being permitted to circulate freoly. In ar. auction sale of wine which took place at few days since i.l Wuvtzburg, Bavaria, wu n cask sot less.tiffin 137 years old. There were also wines of the mosl, favorable yeais known; among othms-of 1783, 1789,1807, 1821, and six casks of the year 1822. The Australian papers state that gold has been din overed in New Caledonia, one of the islands iu the South Pacific Ocean. The Ceylon pearl fishery is lik. ly to be sus pended for tin years, on account of the extru sive destruction of the pearl oyster by various agencies. * The annual cricket match between the Uoi- Ver.-.ittey of Oxford and • nmb ridge, was played at Lord's Grounds on Monday and Tuesday. Oxford proved victorious by four wickets. Can bridge obtained 75 runs in the first innings niiti 133 runs in the second innings. Oxford obtained 87 muffin th - find innings. In the second innings of Oxford, Mr. Mitchell, for tnerely of Eton celebrity, acored 55 runs. The play teu botli sides was admirable. A recent di. cu. sion in the French Chamber of Deputies disclosed the singular fact that while the grant ot public money made to flic churches) was J, 400,000 frames, tho grant made to the'theatres amounted to 1,520,000 francs. The Paris l'resse says tho Prussian Govern mentis urging, as a condition of peace, the construction of a canal connecting the Baltic with the Northern pea “This canal,” rays the French journal, “is the Baltic free ; it is a con siderable step towards the liberty of the seas. But this canal suppresses the sovereignty of .Denmark over the Sound and over the Belts, and it takes from that country the keys of the Baltic to -put them in to hands of Europe. Con sequently, how can Denmark, remaining mas ter of the Duchies, consent to this great work ?• It would be something like suicide. It’,, then we ask the emancipation of ihe Duchies, it is because this emancipation alone can give us the canal from the Baltic to the Northern Seas. What victory for civilization,” From the English War Office returns it ap pears that-on ihe Ist of April last there were in the Army 109,760 Episcopalians, 20,798 Pres byterians, 5,290 other Protestants, and 58,508 Catholics. In the Royal Marines, at the same date, there -were 12,398 Episcopalians, 410 Presbyterians, 2,379 other Protestants, and 1,448 Catholics. The Spaniards were making but, little pro gress at Santo Dpmlngo. h'hcir fleet had bom barded Monte Cris’ti, but without much success. Matters in the interior remain unaltered. The Chincha Islands v ere still in possession of the Spaniards, -but no attempt had been made to interfere with the loading of vessels at those islands. . A parliamentary return shows that, during the year 1833, 8.092,,398 tons of coal, 256,731 tons of cinders, 13,083 lons of culm, and 67,088 tons of patent fuel, were exported from the United Kingdom ot' Great Britain to foreign ports and Bril if h settlements abroad. The de clared value of these was 3,72,4061. A further extenmion of. the railway from Sienna tq the Roman frontier has taken place, so as to abridge the time in the diligence from fourteen to four bom's. Travellers'can there fore make the journey from Romo to Florence by Civile, henceforward in fifteen in stead of twenty-six hours. The correspondent of the Times at Vienna says : A few days ago Prince Metternich com plained to the Emperor of the French of tire conduct of Prince Napoleon, who, as you must be aware, gave a very encouraging reply to an address that was forwarded to him by the Ve netian Committee. His Majesty expressed his regret that, his cousin’s answer to the Italian Committee had been made public, but he ad ded that he also believed there would he no peace in Europe until Italy was free,' from the Alps to the Adriatic. The annual report addressed to Wte Emperor of Russia furnishes significant details respect ing the actual state of tho Russian army. It appears that in 1803 the Russian army in ac tive service comprised 364,412 men of infan try. and 93,453 men for the special arms. In 1861 the infantry had been increased to 69-1,511 men, and the special arms to 124,159. To these numbers mu-t bo added 127.006 men charged with preserving order in the provin ces, and 200,000 more appertaining to the re serve. The Russian airily, therefore, forms a grand total of 1,135,690 men. What an enor mous burden .for the budget of a country.— Surely there can he no more eloquent condem nation of war than such figures. The advance in tiie Confederate Cotton Loan to 74 is said by the London Timer, to be caused by advices from, America, received by English spculatofs. Tho laccmarkots of Nottingham, England, carry on their business, day after day. in rooms heated to a temperature of one hundred and twenty degrees. • A conspiracy to overthrow the present gov ernment in Naples In:; recently boen discover ed in Rome, in which the Pope and the ex-King of Naples are implicated. In England they have public readings for the million, admission otic penny; ahe poor flock to them in crowds,and listen with wonderful interest. Tagiioni, the once celebrated danscuse, now a faded old woman, is trying in a Frenoh court to prevent one of her relatives from rob ding her of the little property remaining to her from her foimcv affluence. Prince Edmond de Polignae, brother of the Prince, in the Confederate army, is about to -marry a daughter of Barron Sina, the wealth iest man in Austria" and ono of the wealthiest bankers of Europe; his fortune is estimated at 43,000,000. Mr. Geonro Alien, formerly a celebrated at torney in Chester, England, with a practice of between three and four thousand pounds’® year, but which he had lost through intemperance, died is a workhcr.se from destitution. In a recent number of the Leipsie Medical Gazette there is a- case of successfully practised transfusion of animal hloocl into a human sub ject, “twelve ounces from the veins of a lamb having been injected with benefit to a local patient A fir .t class car on a Spanish railway is now a large apartment hung with damask curtains, sofas for Reals, and space enough to move adout in. • Fashionable ladies in Paris now wear coats waistcoats, shirts, collars, cravats, and in some instances the breeches! Mrs.Greenkow, wife of an English barrister, committed suicide lately by throwing herself from the Esher platform under a passing train. Her child, whose hand was in her,:,, would have shared the same fate had not her servant caught hold of it in time, The Liverpool Cotton market closed buoyant on the loth of Jaiy, with prices unchanged from the advance experienced during the week. Breadstuff's were quiet and easy. Provisions firm with an upward tendency. Consols closed in London, on the 15th of July, at 90§ to‘9os for money. The 'bullion in the Bank of Eng land decreased £233,3000 in the week. The Opinion Nationalo has just been “warn - fid” a second time, in very severe terms, for attacking* the policy of France, .and “daring to say” that “the imperial Government Had adhered to the shameful principle of peace at ‘“Tlterash of emigrants from Ireland to New York is so great as to entirely surpass ah means of transportation offered by steamers or sailing ve&el3. The Australian papers .date that gold has been, discovered in New Caledonia, one Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The King of Greece has invited the repre sentatives of France. F riami a , nd t . r " ; . ° accompany him in his excursion to the lonian On the 10t’n of June the Crystal Palace, m London, had been opened ten years. During that period it has been visited Dy '-he extra ordinary number of more than fifteen millions aud a quarter of persons Substitutes aie quoted in New York at BGOO, j and an “ -upwind tendency.” T.iK ATTACK OS 3IACOA. The Macon Intelligencer gives tl.e annexed account of the attack on that place : On Friday noon it, was announced that the raiders were advancing on Macon. It is well for Macon that, the militia forces of the State, now near this city, had been detain ed here by His Excellency, even a ter the 10 cepticn l,y him of a request from Geu. llocd to forward thsin at once to Atlanta, lt was the Governor’s opinion, from information re ceived by him, that a raiding party was ad vancing upon Macon and Milledgeville. lie, therefore, detained U.e militia forces hero, and dispatched, also, a sufficient force to protect the capital. When the enemy, therefore, made his appealanee near East Maim, hi:; surprise was doubtless gtv.lt a’ seeing tho force ho would have to subdue before he could niter the city. During tho severe skirmish that took place, the '.Jovormir, Gens Johnston and Cobb were upon tho field. A lino Wa t imme diately termed beyond tho eastern city Biollri. Early on .Saturday morning Ihe enemy uO. vanced to within three miles of the elty and began to sUitmish heavily with pur vldette ami skirmish lines. Occm.ioually their etndD ex plode.! within the city limits. About nine o’clock a heavy smoke in the neighborhood of the bridge over JViiliiut creek on the Genital railroad, indicated that the structure was burned. The business houses in Ihe city were dosed rind every one who i mid hear arms u"d fill the ranks, quickly repaint I to the battle field. By ten o’clock, we had a v. ry strong forte in front of the enemy. We saw a number Os officers ami h:.. r who went wounded in the fate battles, and who are here in hospital, on tjio field, some •/, them with wounded arms In bandages, <>!!..< r-- witb wounded heads On< man was hobhlle;- along with a crutch under one and a gen on tim other ; numbers of them were pulling themselves along, using I!■ <-1 r iniisket-. for walking sticks, all <i< • mined and anxlo is to go to Ihe lie! 1. The Yankees boob discovered to y v.-< re op posed. by a force cal nrlated to ito-;. ite ttodi movements very materially arid at noon they disappeared from their threatening p-.- it ion. The results of the raid have ptove<l very uamaging.to us. 'I h i bridge over Walnut creek and the trestling at various places along the Central railroad were burned. The track was torn up foriover five miles beyond the eiiy, and the cross-ties and rails, burned. Great volumes of dirty smoke marked the course of their des truction. . Battle or Hurrisburc, Miss.— On Tuesday July 13, our forces commenced marching to wards I’outotoc to meet the enemy, who seem ed afraid to come further South. An attack was intended next morning, bnt the Y'ankees, un willing to risk, an open fight, moved off during the night in the direction of Tupelo. A strong rear guard being left, it was some time before their movement was discovered. • Part of our forces were sent in pursuit of the enemy, and ihe rest endeavored to cut him off from Tu pelo; but .when this force reached the point cf intersection of ilio two roads, if was found that tho FederalsMiad already passed most of their trains and .secured a strong position. Bell’s brigade, of.Buford's division, being tho first to arrive, charged the enemy, but being flanked on both sides was compelled to fall back. Our loss iu this charge was heavy, especially in officers. - • • The enemy then moved, on to Harrisburg, a small village two miles, west of Tupelo.— Here they'spent the night in fortifying and well did they improve the time. A stroug po sition was selected, to reach which our troops had to pats over an open field, exposed to the deadly fire of th» enemy’s artiliiery and infantry. 4Ve succeeded in driving them from the first line of works but they held the second. Our forces were withdrawn a lew hundred yards with the hope of inducing the Yankoo commander to risk a battle out of his fortifica tions, but the offer was declined. Thursday night Rucker’s brigade attacked them at another point. In tV is engagement which lasted two'hours, the Yankees admit a loss of 500 killed and wounded. On Friday the enemy commenced a retreat, which was ad mirably conducted. Gen, Forrest pursued and engaged them a few milts north of Tupelo, where he received a slight but painful wound in ihe foot. Our loss in the several engagements will reacii nearly 1,090 killed, wounded and missing. Yankees left at Tupelo say their loss, including deaths from diseases and desertions, was 1,700 Hail the enemy coins nearer to this place, where cur infantry would have been brought into action, we believe a victory as great as that of Tishomingo Creek would have follow ed. •The people of this portion of the Stato owe a debt of gratitude to Gen. Lee and Forrest and the gallant officers and men of their com mands, which they cati never repay. The de struction of property in tiie enemy’s line of march far exceeds that of all other raids in North Mississippi. Families W@re left entirely destitute of provisions, and some had their clothing taken or destroyed. Harrisburg and .Tupelo were both burned. Many think that another raid will be attemp ted in a short time.— o/c.olona News. The Federal Oath of Allegiance—Gover nor Allen, of Louisiana, replies as follows to inquiries as to the status of the Confederate citizens who fake the oath of allegiance to the United States : To all Poisons residing within the Confederate lines, in the State of Louisiana, who have taken the Oalh of Allegiance to the United States Government. Having received many letters asking advice on this-subject, I .take this method of replying: By the laws of Louisiana, who ever takes the oa'.h of allegiance to the United States is dis franchised, and cannot enjoy any civil right If you are irue to such oaths you must be false o us, our country and its cause. You should take your choice, either to keen your oath and go with tho enemy, or repudiate it and remain with us. As you did not depart with the enemy, I believe that most of you (and I hope all)’ did not design to foreswear ycur feal ty to your State and country. I Will not dis cuss the right or wrong of what you did under the stress of danger to yourselves, or w hetlier that danger was small or great, real or imagi nary, but I will simply advise you as your Governor, all the p: incises cousidered, and the hereafter wc are to have, what you ought to do : As an oath imposed under any duress what ever is not binding legally, morally, or reli giously, my counsel is—join the army at once, and wash out the stain on your names in the blood of your enemies. Let no occupation,, nor age,'nor infirmity, keep you at home ano ther Lour. If you can carry a musket, or march only a mile in a day, join the army, get face to face with Ihe base foe who has robbed and insulted you, and tried by every means to disgrace you. In your case revenge is sweet, and right and holy in the sight, of the AU-wise and ever just God. All who are physically abie should go immediately into active service. Those who aro unable by reason of age or in firmity should join the reserve corps, and be ready to do their duty whenever called on I give you this advice in full view of all the circumstances. I would give it to my brother or my son. It is the course I would myself adopt. All persons pursuing the course laid down shall be. recommended to the eext _ Gen eral Assembly as good and patriotic citizens, worthy of being restored to all their former rights and privileges. Henry W. Allen, Executive of Louisiana. Executive Office, Shreveport, La., June 14th, 1864. ______ The Was in Missouri. -According to the Northern papers matters in Missouri are grow ing more and more disagreeable every day to the Linco!nites. A despatch from Leaven worth, dated July 22, gives the annexed state “T dispatch from Colonel Ford. at. Liberty, Mo" sav3 the people in the counties north and east’of* that place are joining Thornton s Con federate guerrillas, and his forces are increas ing rapidly. Colonel Ford lpts his troops well in hand, but his force is too small to effect much, and reinforcements are asked for. Arms have been sent from here to St. Joseph and Kansas City, for arming the loyal men called out by General Fisk. A later dispatch from Colonel Ford states that Thornton, with two thousand men, is moving probably with an intension of striking the railroad. Plattsburg and Larvin were in their possession last night. Col. Ford has left Liberty in pursuit. Geo. Curtis has several armed boats patrolling the Missouri river to prevent tho Confederates crossing. Rickter and Banks are reported to have 10,000 men in Southwest Missouri threatening Fort Scott and our Southern communications. It is believed that 50,000 of Price’s men are now in Missouri, and they, joined by Thorn ton’s guerillas and the Pawpaws, will make a formidable force. A portion of the Yankee .State mititia will he called out, and troops are being, jiow concentrated for co-operation. Gen. Blunt is here waiting orders. The Indians are troublesome on the Western Colorado mail route. Fief, at Columbia, S. C.— On Sunday morn ing tiie cotton sbeds of Mr. Richard O’Neal, Columbia, S. C., were burned, together with ffttsen hundred bales of cotton. "Work of an incendiary. Loss about £600,000. djpntdt & ifftimtcll AUGUSTA, GA. I WBWMPAI MOHAIHQ, AlflHiT 10. I W.- \lwayt *:<;;> the Cmottu-LE & Skntikk. at thtfl cat mill iv.-ir, or l K- tune for which it Is paid, of which suh- rit-rwiMeeer.e a.-ia-:n the paper, so that if you wmH to naill.ime It. It would he well to renew your subscription cast wevks before the time expires. v We Cannot change the address of a subscriber unless he ■ gives us former as well as his present address. ■ Weekly Kate*— I Thepr'.ce of the Weekly Chwixicl* fl 'V N •’• • »•* ! u* tloli.tr > lor three months, eight dollars for I lings! Ilaga!! lia^;»!!!—The paper makers want m?,— I - ■ irn t ui jin f, tla\, old rope, ele. Ik every village thera ■ "' * ■ ' '" a rrtg merrlitiui, who should buy every pound of I titi'i ).•' c.iii t from all the Bur round lug country, we would 1 '■ i. i. nr from any who wIH undertake to buy rags to rnaka I • '!• fie t'liurtxicm & Sentinel. Ou receipt * 1 v/c will lit ate price, etc., etc. ' I Obll OPPONENTS. Envious ot our prosperity; of the extensive iiml lucri-adug public favor aud patronage en joyed by the ( iiiiONici.K & Sbntixel, under our !!.:n..igium , nt, our opponents of late have eu- • g'-“* ‘I in a systematic effort to break us down in th public ■ oufidcnca and esteem, liy invid i' :: mej njAitemint allusions to the place of our i-iiih by railing the mad dog crj of “Yan !:'<■’ iv< far, tills effort has signally failed, ffi ; ■ a.;.pi'/nog tho independent stand magnanimous and just to ;'/in o r . in their effortstopro re.' .;'<•• ':r :. '* j <-f:>oufing tyranny i .. u . ; ■ o.u o . o /i< doubled their :>• ■■■■'. : 8U:.•>.»./ OTmod us with tbsm our . .' ■ - ■ : ev or - favor - by a > v> • :• ■ principles mid a h ath t. exposure of pc .do atm***. Tho : m : v. cil aware of the circum -tunc under which we took up our abode in fi.‘: houth. Cur printing establishment in Coimeciicut, with all our property, was de -troyedbyan Abolition mob, and a warrant i. sued for our arrest by tho Washington des potism, for no other offence than our uncom promising opposition to Lincoln’s usurpations, and unflinching advocacy of the rights of the States and liberty of the citizen. We then sought and found an asylum iu the South, for whose cause we had suffered the loss of all our eariHly possessions. We are ono of tho crowd of refugees now in the Confederacy who have been driven from their homes by Northern oppression, and our magnanimous enemies are welcome to all the glory and all tiie profit they can yeap from their interested efforts to raise a clamor against ub on account of our birth place. Their contemptible intol erance of refugees, finds no sympathy in the large and overflowing heart of (ho true South erner. That portion of the community rec ognize all, wherever born, who have cast their lot with them in this revolution, aud share their perils aud hopes, as fellow citizens, as co-workers with them in Ihe same glorious cause. We discover that our malicious assail ants are very ready to accept the patronage of these same refugees who now constitute a por tion of (he business men of the South, how ever much they may indulge in (heir ill timed, uncalled for, and ill-nature 1 flings against them. A discerning people fully appreciate the motives of those petty journalists—these self-constituted couservatois of the public weal. Tiie cloak of patriotism which they assume, cannot conceal the envy, joalousy and selfishness by which they are actuated. Justice to a large and patriotic class of our fellow-Citizens, demands that wo notice and stamp with reprobation, the following malig nant assault upon'them, which wo find in an editorial article of the Richmond Sentinel, and which has been copied with commendatory re marks by other journals : The most numerous class of the opposition consists of such arch traitors as Andy Johnston, Parson Brownlow. Winter Davis, and their de luded followers. They abound in Western Vir ginia, Northern Maryland, Enst Tennessee, and in parts of Kentucky and North Carolina. A few of them are to be found scattered throughout the Confederacy. Except their leaders, they consist of the" very low and igno rant, or of tmigrants from the North. The sweeping charge i3 hero brought'againit those Sputhern citizens, who happened to have been born at the North, that they are arch trai tors, confederates with Andy Johnston, Parson Brownlow; and Winter Davis—all men of South ern birth. When we pronounce this charge false and slanderous, wo bub feebly express the enormity of its injustice. Many of those Northern emigrants, are officers, high in posi tion in our army ; thousands of them are pri vates in the ranks—all of whom have earned ihe gratitude of their adopted country by their heroic valor and devotion to the cause of Southern independence, cn many a battle-field; and many of whom now fill soldiers’ graves, martyrs to the cause of civil liberty; and thousands more who are ariiong our best citi zens, have freely sent their sons to tiio field, have offered their own flesh, and blood on the allaf of freedom, and, with their means, and inlliionce, and unwavering support, from tho commencement of the war, have sustained our cause. Are such.men to be held up as traitors, sircply because of the accident of birth ? Is this the return they are to receive for all their sacrifices ? It is difficult for us to characterize this whole sale libtd as it deserves; its atrociety is un paralleled. It3 unmitigated falsehood is in excuseble. It could only have originated in reckless malice, and disregard of troth. Those who cast this cruel und unjust slur upon citizensbi Northern birth —‘this libel upon the living and the dead—aro fed and sustained by the very men they calumniate. Their pat ronage is sought for, and earnestly desired, while they aro thus ruthlessly assailed and vilified. A Fact.— On Sunday night an important dis patch was received at the telegraph office for the Commandant of this post. It is stated that no one could be found to whom to deliver it.— The dispatch therefore was not given to tho parties for whom it was intended until Mon day morning. 01 its contents we are not info rmed t But it is said in substance to contain the news that a small body of raiders were advancing on the Ogeecheo bridge and asking that some troops be sent at once to repel them. We are told that on Monday afternoon be tween twelve and one a messenger went to the Waynesboro depot to ascertain if some troops could he taken to Millen. We as well as the public aro of the opinion that the servarts of the public—not their mas ters by any means, as some of them appear to think—should be a little more prompt in per forming their duties in these exciting times. — If they have more than they can attend to let them get assistance. There is one thing cer tain. When we see important business neglect ed—nomattor from what cause—we shall plain ly give the facts to the public. We are not to be intimidated by any one—not even by Gov. Brown or President Davis, much less by any of their officials. We have duties to per form, and one of them is to expose anything which we think injurious to the public weal— and we shall do it. More Official Mismanagement.— A few days ago, previous to the meeting of the im pressment commissioners in Virginia, you could purchase wheat in that ' State for ten dollars per bushel. Since the adjourn ment of the commissioners, the price has gono up to thirty dollars per bushel. This advance has been caused by the action of that body of men. This certainly is a pretty picture to look at! Tho price of one of the necessaries of life enhanced three fold fcy the very parties who ought to do ail in their power to keep it down. It appears as if some of our incompe tent officials were doing all in their power to ruin our cause by their foolish or insane deedj,