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The News from Hooker.

The news from Hooker's army yesterday and this morning, will claim universal and absorbing attention. The Commanding General has gone into the work with the determined spirit expected of him by men of all parties, and thus far, if the telegraph can be believed, his success has been of the most substantial kind. Though it must be conceded that he had previously shown a high opinion of himself, thus far it cannot be seen that the opinion was erroneous. His plans have shown good generalship, and his execution of them gives confidence that he has not overrated himself. He was sufficient for the unlooked for emergency of a cowardly panic among old and tried soldiers, he has cut the rebel lines, attacked them in front and rear, slaughtered them in great numbers, isolated them from Richmond, sent some 3,000 prisoners and two Major Generals already to Washington, and the prospect is not unfavorable at this writing that the main body of the rebel army will be crushed or demoralized. Of course there may be unexpected reverses, against which no human foresight can guard; but thus far he has done well, and disappointed the Copperhead McClellanites. They wanted to see him fail so that they could raise a new howl against the Administration, and preach a new homily on Southern prowess and bravery. But the material is wanting, as yet.

But whatever be the immediate result of this "on to Richmond" movement, it will all be right in the end. The people have learned the character of the contest, and wish confidence in a final triumph, are patient over temporary reverses, and are not inclined to make undue rejoicing over incomplete victories. They know that we have Generals in command — with but few exceptions — who are trying to beat the enemy, and who will not, like McClellan, betray any opportunities.