llie idea of taking the works which defend Vicksburg, by storm, secms to Lave been abandoned, and Gen. Gmant bas gone to work with the spade, a weapon which bas of late beeu treated with conteropt. ïbe loss of lifo in tho several attem-pts to carry the works by atoi'm bas been great. It is claiiiicd that tho garrison is fully provisioned for thirty days,í and with ammunition enough for sixty days except gun caps, and that it confidently expects that Jolinson will raiso the siege withiu ten days. On the other hand Gen. Gjïant has confidence tbat be can protect hiuaself againet all attaeks in the I rcar, and britig tho siege to a sueecssful issue. It is cortainly to be heped that the governuiont will give our gallaut army before Vicksburg, rcinforcements and j aid in abundance, and that the siege of Vicksburg will not be raised. Over 4000 prisouers from Vicksburg have beeu sent North.