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Weeks? Answer me! do you, or do you | tention, and I thought, “He means kindly after
all." But it was only a flash. Mr. Crackthorpe spoke in an excited, indig- “ Hello!” cried he, looking keenly at me; nant tone, and with much gesticulation. I was "what, blubbering? Weeks, you're a precious frightened and confused by his energetic manner baby. You've been crying because you can't of putting the question before me. "Oh, if I make a fool of yourself, and you've, no doubt, were only the “Benicia Boy' for five minutes !” been resolving to go and do it in spite of me. This I murmured in the secret recesses of my Yes, and you are determined to get some one to soul. But aloud I could only stammer a few help you. Mr. North, perhaps-ha!” (How on words of my disinclination to trespass on his earth could he have divined that, thought I, in goodness; my unfitness, physical and mental, terror.) “Yes! I see you have; you needn't to be a sharer in his active pleasures, and my deny it. You are going to complain to the entire guiltlessness of intentional offense. landlord. Now, see here, Mr. Weeks"--and
“Your unfitness to participate in my mode he came close to me, and looked me straight in of life, eh? Why, that's exactly what I am try- the eyes—“I've made you my friend and coming to remedy, my friend. I am going to re- panion; and my friend and companion you are habilitate you. I'm going to make a new man going to remain till we leave this island. It is of yon, Weeks! And you want to relapse into not the duty of a friend to slander his friend. your miserable valetudinarianism just as you are And you won't slander me. Of course not. You beginning to get used to it here. You shall not won't even think of such a thing. For if you do it, Weeks; I tell you you sha’n't do it. You should so much as breathe a whisper to North, shall be cured in spite of yourself! Take an- or South, or East, or West, ha! ha! you'll reother room? Where do you think you'll get pent it the longest day you live, Mr. Weeks. another room, pray? Didn't I tell you, didn't You will, upon my honor. Pooh! pooh! my North tell you, there wasn't so much as a candle- friend, you've got a fever. Here, drink your box vacant in the place ? You don't believe us, tea, eat your toast, take a good nap, and toI suppose ? Let me feel your pulse [he seized morrow morning you'll feel like a totally differmy hand]: you've got a slight fever, my friend. ent man.” Now undress yourself, get into bed, and I'll send I obeyed him, for two reasons; first, because you up a cup of tea and a plate of toast. And I was too weak and trembling to oppose him; to-morrow morning, to convince you of my sin- and, secondly, because the flavor of the tea was cerity, we'll go together and search for a room, specially grateful to my nostrils, and my ex if you choose, just to satisfy you, Weeks, of the hausted stomach craved the toast imperiously. utter folly of your attempting to throw away my I ate and drank, and with every morsel I cheweil society. Come now—that's a good fellow! go the cud of my wrath; with every spoonful I to bed, and we'll go on a tour of discovery in the swallowed fresh determination to escape him morning, 'pon honor !"
somehow. Having finished, I sank to sleep in Mr. Crackthorpe had gradually changed his a mist of half-formed plans and airy schemes to tone to a most kind and persuasive one, and outwit my bugbear. though I felt still the most earnest desire to stick The next morning I felt better, and ate a subto my resolution, I could not for my life screw stantial breakfast, though my limbs were still my courage to the sticking-point.
very sore and the skin of my face presented a In a few moments, with his officious, but irre- curious parboiled appearance. After breakfast, sistible aid, I was once more abed, and he left Mr. Crackthorpe, with his usual appropriation the room, locking the door, as before, on the of my arm, sought the landlord. outside. When he had gone, I confess that I “Good-morning, Mr. North," said he, blandburst into tears. “Was ever a poor devil thus ly. “My good friend Weeks here, fancies he bewitched and tyrannized over?” I groaned. “It should feel easier if he had a room to himself; is intolerable. What a coward I am! I won't he is so ridiculously afraid of incommoding me. stand it. I won't be bullied and wheedled by Of course, that's all humbug, you know; but if this big man any longer. I'll complain to Mr. he will change, why he must, and, no doubt, he North the very first thing in the morning. I'll at least will gain by the operation. So please ask his protection. I'll leave the place. What hunt up your most comfortable room,
and" an eye he has! And if he discovers I have com- “I am very sorry,” replied Mr. North, lookplained of him, he'll assault me, perhaps ; or ing first, quickly, at my companion, and then suppose I hire some big fellow to thrash him ? benevolently at me very sorry, but there isn't But he will be all the more incensed afterward, a vacant room in the house. Even the attics and I can't keep having him thrashed all the are full, and the servants sleep in the kitchens time. And he knows my name and address. and dining-rooms. I couldn't give Mr. Weeks Oh, how I wish I were the · Benicia Boy' now. a closet. In another week, perhaps—". If I were to tell any body about this, no one I involuntarily groaned. Mr. Crackthorpe would believe me, I'm sure."
looked quickly at me. “Oh, it's of no mateAt this juncture the door opened and Mr. rial consequence,” said I, hastily. “I shall Crackthorpe reappeared, carrying my tea and leave, I think, to-morrow or next day—" toast himself. For a single instant my heart Mr. C.'s eyes were still on me, but he turned relented toward him, at sight of this delicate at-them upon the landlord and exclaimed, before I could finish my sentence—“Yes, we may leave men, and that I am making a new man of you. in a day or two, as Weeks says, but still-how- North has told them, probably, how inseparable ever, we will wait and see what can be done; we are, and how famously you are getting used some one might go, suddenly, to day—" to rough it. That's all, old fellow." “Oh, there's no danger of—"
This did not entirely satisfy me; but it was Mr. Crackthorpe interrupted the landlord all I could obtain. quickly, and giving him, as I thought, a pecu- As to being “made a new man," this was, in liar look—“As you observe,” said he, “there is a degree, true; for I had certainly shed my skin no certainty of that; but it might be that some to a considerable extent. My face, neck, hands, accidental departure would—”.
and part of my back had blistered, and then “Oh yes! very possibly, very possibly some peeled, and were now covered with a tender one might leave unexpectedly
pellicle, something akin to that of a very soft“ And in that case— ?” rejoined Mr. C., in- shelled crab. I must also confess that I was terrogatively.
** getting used to rough it;" at least as far as “ The room shall be at Mr. Weeks's command, being able to keep my mouth shut in the breakof course."
ers, and to roll the big balls for an hour," “All right! Come on, Weeks, let's have a without unusual fatigue. But I can not, with short walk."
my utmost desire to be partial, assert that my
general health or happiness was improved, as I I see that my “statement” is becoming pro- understand the term. And still less my perlix. I must endeavor to sum the details more sonal appearance. rapidly.
I was more resolved than ever to “break my Suffice it to say, then, that Mr. Crackthorpe bonds and flee" the moment I saw a chance. walked me to each of the hotels in turn, intro- Bonds! I'd have changed places with any conduced me to each of their landlords, with all of traband" in rebeldom. whom he seemed acquainted, in turn, as “his It came at last ! And in the most extraorparticular friend Mr. Weeks, who fancied he dinary and unexpected manner. should like a separate room," etc.; and that the On the fifth morning, after breakfast, we reply of each was, in substance, to the same walked, arm in arm as usual, to the post-office. effect, viz. : “that a room was not to be had at My clerk had written me a letter, and sent me any price in less than a week, unless by some a couple of newspapers. One was the Morning unforeseen departure, which was not likely, Inquirer of the day before; the other, the New though, of course, within the range of possibil- York Times, three days old. ity;" and that I returned to our hotel thus, I handed them to Mr. Crackthorpe, while I with my chain more firmly riveted than ever. read my letter. Looking up presently, at an
Let me add, that in each instance of our dia- exclamation that escaped my companion, I saw logues, or, rather, Mr. Crackthorpe's dialogue him with the Times spread out before him, gazwith a landlord, I noticed, or thought I noticed, ing with dilated eyes upon a particular spot in the same curious signs of intelligence pass be- the paper, and very pale. tween them, and that I felt very much mystified "What—what's the matter, Sir?” I asked, and worried thereby; but, with my usual want fearfully. of resolution, did not venture to ask any ex- “Matter! Matter enough, by —!"cried he, planation.
savagely, crushing the paper in his hands. "I For the next three days Mr. Crackthorpe had must be gone! I must be gone!" and without me at his mercy. He never left me-I should waiting an instant for me (we were sitting on say, he never let me leave him—a moment, and the veranda of the hotel) he rushed into the my torture grew in proportion. My horror and house, carrying the Times with him. aversion had reached a point that I can not find For an instant I thought of following him. language to express. A dozen times I had tried But suddenly it occurred to me that I was alone to slip him-in vain! A dozen times I had en -alone, that is, free! free for the moment at deavored to get a chance to say a word in Mr. any rate. I rose up, drew a long breath, and North's ear, or even in that of a clerk, a waiter, sat down again. How delicious it felt to be any body-in vain! His eye-the glittering free! He would come back again, of course. eye”—always arrested me in the instant of suc- But what of that! Now I was alone! Now I
I was utterly, hopelessly miserable ! could feel, think, act for myself! What should And I began to observe that people looked at I do? Ha! a brilliant thought! It is half me queerly. On the piazza, on the beach, in past ten. At eleven-twenty the train leaves for the dining saloon, ladies and gentlemen would Philadelphia! I never travel by rail if I can gaze with a sort of compassion on me, and occa- avoid it; but now! now I would cheerfully go sionally whisper their neighbors as they gazed. in a balloon to escape him! Yes, I would go There was nothing absolutely offensive in this, at once! But how get my valise ? If I went but it added to my nervous irritability. I final to my room he was doubtless there. He would ly mustered courage to ask Mr. Crackthorpe never let me go. Oh, never! What was a what it meant.
paltry valise full of clothes after all to my free“ Interest, Weeks, interest,” said he. “They dom? Freedom! Think of that! Hang the see how you're improving under our daily regi- clothes ! But my bill? I must pay my bill.
Well, I could do that by—or, stay! He was the news items, marriages, deaths, stock-boards, and paymaster. The landlord would look to him for even advertisements, in vain. At last I lit upon it, not to me. And, once at home, I would re- the following paragraph: mit my share to the care of Mr. North for Mr. L Elbule is friends, a gentleman, oft infirmomeindet Helis Crackthorpe.
with Roman nose and blue eyes. His manners and adYes, that arranged it all. And now to get dress are those of a cultivated gentleman. He is perfectly off. I walked off the veranda, over the sandy harmless, and a stranger would not suspect his infirmity road toward the stables. I walked rapidly, Anthony." His hobby is physical training, and he is very firmly, proudly. I trod on air. I felt “my- fond of acting as guardian to some person of feeble health, self again.” I felt glorious, almost intoxicated promising to make a new man of him."—Any informa
tion concerning the gentleman will be gratefully received with my sudden deliverance. Strange to say, a and liberally rewarded by his friends, doubt of my success in leaving my tyrant never CRACKTHORPE, M.D., Brookside on the Hudson, N. Y. smote me for an instant. I walked into the A MADMAN! I had actually, for five days, coach-office.
been the victim of a monomaniac! Great Heav“Can you drive me to the railway station im- en! He might have murdered me! “Perfectmediately—in time for the eleven-twenty train ?" ly harmless!” Ugh! My emotion was so great
“Yes, Sir, certainly. Any baggage ?" that-I am not ashamed in the least to confess
“No. I've ordered it sent after me. I'm this, I fell upon my knees and prayed in gratipressed for time.”
tude for my deliverance. Then, much comfort“ All right, Sir.
Take a seat. Coach be ed, I went down stairs. Mr. North met me in ready in ten minutes."
the hall. I sat down, and the man went out to give the “Hello! here you are, eh?” cried he. “Why, orders. “What could there be in that paper ?" Mr. Weeks, you have played your—your friend I thought, as I sat in a corner of the small, am- a pretty trick. He has been forced to go withmonia-smelling room, among old harness, horse- out you, but never fear, Sir; he left you in my blankets, prints of racers, whips, and greasy care. I will see that," drivers' garments.
As I thought this a shadow I cut him short by putting the paper into his passed the window, and a moment after I heard hand, and saying, “Read that, Sir, and thank à voice saying, in a hurried, peremptory tone, God there has been no murder committed in outside,
your house !" “I want a carriage at the hotel in fifteen min- He started back, but took the paper and lookutes, to take two gentlemen and baggage to the ed at the paragraph. station. Fifteen minutes exactly, mind." “My God! is it possible ?” cried he, when
Good Heavens! It was the voice of Mr. he had read it. “Why-I beg your pardon, Crackthorpe! . He was going then? Yes, and Mr. Weeks; but he- Well, it's the queerest evidently expected to drag me with him. For thing I've known this long time. he said “two gentlemen.” The second gentle believe it, Sir, he actually represented you, Sir, man could be no other than myself. Even now as a gentleman of weak mind, but perfectly he had doubtless gone to look for me. There harmless, and himself as your guardian !" was no time to be lost. What should I do? “Ah!" said I, a light breaking upon me, Not go at all events; that was positive. "and that was the cause of your looks of mutu
I rushed out into the yard. “Mr.," said al intelligence, and the stories about the rooms, the stable-keeper, coming up to me, "would both here and at all the other hotels, where he you object to take a seat with two other gentle- must have made the same statement in advance, men that be a goin' over to the station? You while he kept me abed. This accounts, too, for see I've only got a—"
the whisperings and gazings of the guests. I I interrupted him. “ Never mind. I've see it all now. What an escape!” changed my plan. I'll go by the boat. I've "You had better write to his friends, Mr. forgotten something." And without waiting for Weeks,” observed the landlord. his reply I left the place.
“No; I'll leave that to you, Sir. I'll have After a moment's reflection, I concluded to no more to do with him in any shape. Be good hide myself until after his departure. He was enough to make out my bill. I shall return to evidently bound to go, with or without me; I the city this afternoon.” could tell that by his manner. I hid myself ac- “He paid your bill with his own, Sir, and cordingly, no matter where; but for two full left his address, to which you were to be forhours I did not venture from my concealment. warded when we caught you. Ha, ha, ha!" Then I entered the hotel, and by good fortune My share of the bill, together with my adwas able to ascend to my room without attract-dress, and a brief statement of what I have here, ing special observation. I found it in great dis-at too much length perhaps, related, were duly order; my things scattered about, as if there forwarded to Dr. Crackthorpe by the landlord. had been an attempt to pack them suddenly It is partly, if not chiefly, because neither he given up. But on the bed lay the copy of the nor I have ever heard of the arrival of the packTimes.
age, nor any thing further of “Mad Anthony," I eagerly seized it, and, sitting down, pro- that I offer to the public this plain statement ceeded to go carefully over its columns. For a respecting my connection with Mr. Cracklong time I read editorials, correspondence, I thorpe.
Vol. XXVII.-No. 162.—3 H
Monthly Record of Current Events.
ber of guns captured, and the loss of the enemy UR Record closes on the 7th of October. The somewhat exceeding ours. But they had the ad
leading events of the month are connected with vantage of numbers, and might be expected to rethe movements of General Rosecrans's army in South- new the attack the next day with good hope of sucern Tennessee and Northern Georgia, and the great cess. The attack was renewed on the morning of battles fought on the 19th and 20th of September the 20th. Upon our right and centre it was altonear Chattanooga. About the middle of August gether successful. Here we were broken and shat. Rosecrans commenced his advance from Middle Ten- tered, and M'Cook's and Crittenden's forces were nessee toward Northern Georgia. General Bragg, the driven back in full retreat-almost rout—upon ChatConfederatè commander, whose forces were greatly tanooga. The heavy columns of the enemy were weakened by desertions and other losses, fell back, now massed against our left. Thomas had gathered as Rosecrans advanced, abandoning, without a strug- his forces into a strong position which he was regle, points where a stand was anticipated. He re- solved to hold against all odds. Unless he could be treated leisurely, carrying with him the greater part forced from this the success of the enemy elsewhere of his munitions, and only abandoning strong posi- was practically useless to him. The position was tions, such as Tullahoma, as we approached. Rose- held during the long summer afternoon, and the crans followed southeastward, through two hundred Army of the Cumberland was saved from what had miles of mountainous country, but never coming before seemed an irretrievable defeat. On the fol. within striking distance of his retreating enemy. It lowing days our forces fell back to Chattanooga, the was thought certain that Bragg must make a stand enemy having been too sorely cut up to follow. The at Chattanooga-an important position on the Ten- defenses which they had thrown up were enlarged nessee River, close by the Georgia line. Rosecrans's and strengthened; and as we write are pronounced advance reached the Tennessee River opposite this to be unassailable, and behind them we await reinplace on the 21st of August, and began a slight bom-forcements which will enable us to resume the of. bardment, but made no determined assault; the di- fensive. The net results of the battles of Chicarect assault was really but a feint to mask an attack mauga, or Chattanooga, as they are most likely to from a different quarter. It was kept up for nearly be called in history, are that the enemy remain in three weeks, while the main force ing a wide possession of the battle-field; that they have capdetour, appeared in the rear of Chattanooga on the tured about 40 guns and many small-arms; that 6th of September; the object being to shut up the they have taken about twice as many prisoners as army of Bragg in that place. This commander we have; but that they utterly failed in gaining meanwhile had demanded reinforcements from other the object for which their enterprise was undertaken, divisions of the Confederate army, which were on and for which their forces were pushed from every their way to his assistance. These were drawn from quarter. The reconquest of Chattanooga seems to the army of Virginia, from North Carolina, and from be beyond their power; if we hold that point, we Johnston's army, which had vainly endeavored to have gained more than we have lost. The actual raise the siege of Vicksburg. But they did not come losses on each side are as yet only to be roughly up in time to aid him to hold Chattanooga. He ac- estimated. A semi-official statement, which is probcordingly abandoned this place, of which Rosecrans ably nearly correct, gives ours at 1800 killed, 9500 took undisputed possession on the 9th of Septem- wounded, and 2500 prisoners, a total of 13,800. ber, Bragg falling back some 25 miles southward General Bragg, however, reports to his Government to Lafayette, in Georgia, to meet his reinforcements. that he had taken 7000 prisoners, of whom 2000 were Rosecrans wished to hold and fortify Chattanooga wounded. The loss of the enemy can only be conas a base for further operations, but was ordered by jectured; but as they were the assailants throughthe General-in-Chief to advance. He accordingly out, and as they were repulsed in the most severe pushed forward some 10 miles to the south, and took fighting, there can be no doubt that their losses in up a position on the Chicamauga, a small stream killed and wounded exceeded ours.--Knoxville which, running northward, falls into the Tennessee was occupied by General Burnside, as noted in our River near Chattanooga. Bragg, whose forces here- last Record. The commanding general, in person, tofore had been quite inferior to ours, had in the then took two regiments to Cumberland Gap to remean while received his reinforcements and was now inforce General Shackelford, who was menacing decidedly superior, and on the 19th of September com- that important strategic point. The march of sixty menced the offensive. At this time the best ac- miles was accomplished in fifty-two hours. The counts give Bragg 70,000 men opposed by 55,000 of Confederate garrison, numbering 2000 men, with 14 Rosecrans. We held a strong position on the west pieces of artillery, surrendered unconditionally on bank of the Chicamauga, our right, under General the 9th of September, the day on which Chattanooga Thomas, being about six miles from Chattanooga ; fell into the hands of Rosecrans. It is hoped that the centre and left, under Crittenden and M'Cook, Burnside has been able to reinforce Rosecrans at reaching five miles to the south. The object of the Chattanooga, although no certain intelligence to that enemy was twofold: to crush our army by superior effect has been received. force, and to cut it off from the strong position which The expedition into Arkansas appears to have met it had won at Chattanooga. Two attacks were thus with uninterrupted success. The telegraphic remade on the 19th: one by Longstreet upon Thomas ports of the various encounters are so confused that on our left, which was gallantly repulsed, the other we must await the full official reports before endeavupon Crittenden and M'Cook on our right and cen- oring to detail them. The essential point of the tre, which was successful. The action of the 19th campaign contained in a dispatch of September was fairly drawn, the main positions being un-10, from General Steele, dated at Little Rock, the changed, we having a slight advantage in the num- 1 capital, stating our forces had just entered the place, from which the enemy had retired without fighting, harbor of Charleston are now completely covered by and that they were in full retreat southward, pur- my guns."-Fort Sumter, however, which appeared sued by our cavalry under General Davidson. Gen- to have been completely ruined by our fire, and eral Blunt issued a proclamation to inhabitants of rendered useless for offensive purposes, remains in Western Arkansas, informing them that the occupa- the hands of the enemy. On the afternoon of the tion of the country by him in force would be per- 8th a naval boat expedition was dispatched to take manent, and advising them to organize a civil gov- possession of what was supposed to be the abandoned ernment.
ruins of the fort. It was found to be still held by a An unsuccessful expedition has been undertaken considerable force, while the walls, though in ruins, toward the frontiers of Texas. The object was to were so steep as to prevent scaling. The dispatch occupy Sabine City, situated on the Texas bank of of General Beauregard gives the result of the underthe Sabine River, the boundary between Louisiana taking. He says: “Thirty of the launches of the and Texas. This place is important as a base of enemy attacked Fort Sumter. Preparations had operations against Western Louisiana or Eastern and been made for the event. At a concerted signal all Central Texas. The expedition, under General the batteries bearing upon Sumter, assisted by one Franklin, left New Orleans on the 4th of September, gun-boat and a ram, were thrown open. The enand reached Sabine Pass, nearly 300 miles from the emy was repulsed, leaving upon our hands 113 prismouths of the Mississippi, on the evening of the 8th. oners, including 13 officers. We also took four boats Accompanying the land-force were four light gun- and three colors."-During the four weeks that have boats, the Clifton, Arizona, Granite City, and Sa- passed since the capture of Wagner the operations of chem. The plan of the action was that these should the besiegers of Charleston have been confined to the silence the batteries and cover the landing of the strengthening of the works on Morris Island. This troops. But upon reaching the place designated for has been carried on under a vigorous fire from the the landing it was found to be impossible to land the enemy's batteries; but the direct bombardment of troops, owing to the shallowness of the water and the Charleston has not as yet been resumed. marshy nature of the shore. The attack then de- Of the Army of the Potomac there is no intellivolved wholly upon the gun-boats. Late in the gence of sufficient importance to be placed upon recafternoon the attack was opened. The vessels fired ord. We only know that our forces under Meade, upon the forts, eliciting no response until they had and those of the enemy under Lee, confront each reached point-blank distance, when a hot fire was other upon the Rappahannock; that encounters opened upon them. The Sachem endeavored to pass which a few months ago would have been called the front of the batteries, and engage them in the battles, but which are now classed merely as skirrear, which was supposed to be unprotected; she mishes, have occurred. Of these, and of their bearhad got almost out of the range of the enemy's guns ing upon the campaign, it is yet too early to speak. when a shot struck her amidships, crushing in her On the 15th of September the President issued a side, piercing her boiler, and utterly disabling her. proclamation suspending the force of the writ of The flag was lowered, and she became a prize to the habeas corpus in all cases wherein by the authority enemy, who now turned their whole fire upon the of the President military, naval, and civil officers of Clifton, which was also endeavoring to pass the front the United States hold persons in custody, as prisof the batteries. She had almost succeeded in turn- oners of war, spies, abettors of the enemy, persons ing the point of danger when, in rounding a turn, drafted, enrolled, or enlisted as soldiers or seamen, she plunged into the soft mud of the shore and be or in any way amenable to military law. This suscame immovable, exposed to a galling fire, which pension of the writ of habeas corpus is to continue was vigorously returned, until a shot from the ene- throughout the duration of this rebellion, or until my's battery passing through her side and penetrat- this proclamation shall by a subsequent one, to be ing her boiler left her, like her consort, a helpless issued by the President of the United States, be wreck, fast aground. Her flag was struck, and she modified or revoked.” The issue of this proclamaalso became a prize to the enemy. The Arizona, tion was rendered necessary by the action of certain whose draft was too great to enable her to take an disloyal judges, mainly in the city of New York, active part in the operations in the shallow waters, who had endeavored to pervert the privileges secured was withdrawn, and the attempt was abandoned. by the writ to the advantage of the enemies of the We lost the two gun-boats, with all their crews, be-country. sides about a hundred soldiers who were on board as In Missouri, especially in the border counties, afsharp-shooters.
fairs are in a very disturbed condition. The whole The siege of Charleston is still carried on. Fort region is ravaged by bands of guerrillas. On the Wagner, and Battery Gregg, on Morris Island, so 1st of September a mass meeting was held at Jefferlong held by the enemy, fell into our hands on the son City, wbich appointed a large committee to wait 7th of September. General Gilmore, in a dispatch upon the President and lay before him the situation of that day, writes to the General-in-Chief that of the State. This committee, 70 in number, pro“last night our sappers crowned the crest of the ceeded to Washington, and on the 30th of Septemcounterscarp of Fort Wagner on its sea front, mask- ber presented a long address to the President. They ing all its guns, and an order was issued to carry the claim to represent a large majority of the people of place by assault at nine o'clock this morning, that the State. They say that those whom they represent being the hour of low tide. About ten o'clock last demand the immediate abolition of slavery in Misnight the enemy commenced evacuating the island, souri, for in this institution they find the cause of the and all but 75 of them made their escape in small evils which for more than three years have afflicted boats. Fort Wagner is a work of the most formida- the country. They are opposed by a party styling ble kind. Its bomb-proof shelter, capable of holding itself Conservative, which comprises all the disloyal 1800 men, remains intact after the most terrible men in the State, and all the enemies of the present bombardment to which any work was ever subject- National Administration. They claim that the late ed. We have captured 19 pieces of artillery and a ordinance for gradual emancipation was the act of a large supply of excellent ammunition. The city and convention under the control of this party, not rep