Chicago, May 5. A special from Cairo saya the steamer Lady Franklin, from Vicksburg Tliursday night, has arrived. That morning, Gen. Shorraan, with a fleet of transports, accoiupanied by gunboats, passed up the Yazoo, and made an attack Dn the rebel batteries. In the afternoon several more transporta followed up, with troop3 on board. The report is that Gen. Sherman landed at precitsely the same place he lauded when he made a fotner attack. Canuonading and rattle of musketry was distinctly heard at Young's Point on Thursday till loDgafter uightfall. We learn frota a gentleman who left New Carthage on Wednesday, that a very heavy foree lauded on the Mississippi side, eiglit miles above Graud Gulf. Onr gunboats have been shelling the !atter plaoe for several days The Jackson Appeal, of April 28, saya of Col. Gríersoii,s Federal raid, that "besides tea ring up the railroad he has destroyed two bridges each ons hundred aod fifty fout long ,suveu culverts, burned twaiity-eight freight cars, blown up two locomotivos, aud bumed the railroad depot and two coruinissary buildinga at Newton. He also destroyedythe telegraph line by destroying fivec'"niile8 of wire and capturiug two triins. The Late Riot in Kiciimond. - A recent Riclimond letter says that thirtyoue of the woinen engaged in the bread riot in that city, are in jat] awaiting tüeir trial before the Elastiugs Court. Opium in the Soüth. - An effort is making to commence the cultivation of the poppy in the South, in order to get a supply of opium. The rebel army Medical Department ia seuding out poppy-seeds. SS" Tne priövi f hay at the rebel capital is "way up" to $450 a ton, by actual apprisa!.