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t&" Our publication offica ia on 8evcnth
street, adjoining Adamson's Periodical Depot,
and opposite the General Post OlEcc.
Tneday, April 10, 1861.
Executive ArroixTMKSrs. The President
has made the following appointment:
Washington Bonifant, U. S. Marshal for the
district of Maryland.
William L. Marshall, surveyor of customs
for the district of Baltimore.
Frederick Schley, appraiser of merchandise
for the district of Baltimore.
John F. Meredith, appraiser of merchandise
for the district of Baltimore.
C. P. Montagne, appraiser of merchandise for
the district of Baltimore.
Francis S. Corkran, naval officer for the dis
trict of Baltimore.
II. W. Hoffman, collector of customs for the
district of Baltimore.
E. T. Blamire, postmaster at Portsmouth,
John W. Deal, postmaster at Chambersbnrg,
Philander W. Crandall, collector of customs
for the district of Genesee, N. Y.
John W. Ingalls, collector of customs for the
district of Capo Vincent, N Y.
T. G. Elliott, postmaster at Shasta, Cal.
George W. Forrest, postmaster at Lewis
John F. McLean, surveyor of customs for
the district of San Francisco, Cal.
William B. Farwell, naval officer for the
Edward F. Beale, surveyor general of Cali
fornia. Joseph H. Barrett, of 0., commissioner of
pensions of the United States.
A. B. Waite, surveyor of customs for the
yort of North Kingston, R. I.
M. S. Salisbury, collector of customs for the
ports of Warren and Barrington, R. I.
M. F. Bennett, collector of customs for the
port of Bristol, It. I.
T. B. Bush, naval officer for the district of
Newport, R. I.
S. W. Macy, collector of customs for the
port of Newport, R. I.
William Stanley, collector of customs for
F. A. Palmer, collector of customs for Ston
J. S. Webber, collector of customs for
Andrew Stephen, collector of customs for
E. G. Currier, collector of customs for New
C. G. Hildreth, surveyor for the port of
J. C. Baune, postmaster for Cincinnati, 0.
E. P. Oliphant, associate justice for the Ter
ritory of Washington.
T. J. Power, of Fenn., Indian agent for the
Upper Mississippi agency.
J. B. Hoffman, of N. Y., agent for the Ponca
Indians in Nebraska.
R. A. Pendegrast, receiver of public moneys
at Henderson, Minn.
F. A. Kenz, register of public nioneys'at same
G. A. Metzger, register of public moneys at
La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Origen Utley, collector of customs for the
port of Middletown, Conn.
Giles Blague, surveyor for tho port of Say
Jesse Peck, surveyor for the port of New
S. C. Borthe, collector of customs for the
port of Fairfield, Conn.
Stephen Brooks, surveyor of the port of Mid
Alfred Macy, collector of customs for the
port of Nantucket, R. I.
Charles Batchelor, surveyor for tho port of
Thomas Loring, collector of customs for the
port of Plymouth, Conn.
Tiu Rhode Island Tnoors. Tho War De
partment yesterday accepted Gov. Spragne's
offer of 1,000 men, aud ordered them to be
sent to this city 'without delay.
Our Ixdiax Poucy. A .correspondent,
" Pioneer," who rendered most invaluable ser
vice to the Government in the early history of
Oregon, in many respects, and especially in
reference to the Indian tribes, proposes to dis
cuss some points in our Indian policy on the
Pacific coast We shall bo pleased to receive
his communications, as we know that his views
are entitled to high respect. He says :
" It is to be hoped that even now, in the midst
of ciyil conflict, this Administration, 'avowed
ly in favor of reform,' will adopt some meas
ures to remedy existing evils, and aid the red
roan forward in the paths of civilization.''
A Change at tiie NonTii. Certain men
connected with tho banking and mercantile
interests at the North, have had their eyes sud
denly opened by the attack upon Fort Sumter.
They see that nobody is more interested in
sustaining the Government than they are
themselves ; and that tho way to sustain it is
to take sides with it, and against tho treason
by which it is assailed. They see that the
duration of the contest will be shortened, or
prolonged, just as the Stales not disaffected
shall exhibit unanimity or distraction in their
councils. These bankers and merchants will
therefore no longer encourage by their patron
age sheets of tho stamp of X. '.' Juurnal of
Commerce, Express, Herald, &c, whose voca
tion it is to applaud, stimulate, and justify, the
Jeff. Davis rebellion. These gentlemen think
that they have lost quite enough already, by
giving countenance to that class of newspapers.
jp5yTho Richmond papers of yesterday de
mand secession, but not much more violently
than for some days past. The Richmond Whig
"When old Virginia utters the decisive word,
and formally renounces and denounces the abo
lition faction at Washington, all will feel that
the supreme moment hns arrived, nnd will look
about for their own Bfety. Virginia miule tho
Union j her fat can umnako it."
8QT The N. Y. Herald of Sunday leaves its
secession friends in the lurch, nnd goes in for
sustaining the Government. Tho IleraU never
indulges in the chivalry of going down with a
J6J- Hon. John Covodo yesterday handed to
Gov. Curtin, of Pa., an offer for $50,000 of the
war loan, which was accepted.
Baltimore. The American of Monday morn
ing, after describing the agitation and excite
ment at Baltimore during the two preceding
days, says :
" Tho predominant sentiment was, however,
unmistakably one of devotion to the Union."
Tho Patriot of last evening brings glowing
accounts of the outburst of patriotic feeling at
Baltimore. Tho stars and stripes were thrown
out from printing offices and public places, and
received with hearty cheers. The Patriot says:
" There can be but two sets of men among
us those who are for the Union, nnd those
who are against it. We shall now learn who
arc for the Government of the United States,
nnd who are for the Government of the ' Con
federate States ; ' who are for the maintenance
of that Union which Washington founded, de
fended, and left as a sacred legacy to his coun
trymen j and wo shall know who are for break
ing it up and succumbing to tho tyranny of a
political party in armed rebellion against the
laws of the land."
THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION.
On the 10th, Mr. Rives (brother of Wm. C.)
moved to amend the pending resolution against
the reinforcement of the U. S. forts within the
the seceded States, so as to approve the supply
ing of the forts " with provisions." In support
of this motion, Mr. Rives said :
" If war has commenced, it has commenced
because the General Government has attempt
ed to furnish Major Anderson with provisions
has dared to send meat and bread to a perish
ing garrison. He would suffer a thunderbolt
from Heaven to strike him before he would suf
fer Major A. to perish for want of bread to eat.
The chivalry of South Carolina should give him
bread instead of pouring shot into him. I
avow it here, before God and man, that if that
is the cause of this war, you may set me down
as ready for the rope, fur I would hand him
bread if he was within my reach. Ask Major
Anderson how long he has served his country ;
ask him what service be bas done bis country,
that he is now to perish, that he is now to bare
his bosom, and have hot shot poured into him.
He would say to you, ' Let me fall like a man ;
but in tho name of God, do not starve me to
death 1 '"
Mr. Rives's motion was lost, but by what
vote is not stated in the Richmond papers.
On the same day, the thirteenth resolution
of the scries reported by the Committee on Fed
eral Relations, was considered.
As reported by the committee, the resolution
read as follows :
"In the opinion of this Convention, the peo
ple of Virginia would regard any action of tho
Federal Government, tending to produce a
collision of forces, pending negotiations for the
adjustment of existing difficulties, as aggressive
and injurious to the interests and offensive to
the honor of this Commonwealth; and they
would regard any such action on the part of the
seceded or Confederate States as hurtful and
unfriendly, and as leaving the people of Vir
ginia free to determine their future policy."
Mr Wise moved to strike out the last clause
of this resolution, being all after tho word
" Commonwealth" so as to give the " Confede
rates," a carte hlanche, to make war when and
where they pleased, and only censuring acts
tending to collision when done by the United
States. This motion of Mr. Wise to take sides
openly with the "Confederates,"' and against
the United States, was decisively lost yeas '.VI,
nays 78 and the resolution was passed as re
ported, except a verbal change not affecting the
substance of it.
The motion of Mr. Wise was opposed by Mr.
Baldwin, who, in the course of his remarks,
" The question is, whether we are to invite
assault npon the flag of the United States from
any quarter. Sir, whenever the time comes
that I am willing to go against that flag, I will
take the necessary preliminary at the start, to
declare a revolution against the Government.
But so long as I recognise Virginia as a part
of the United States, so long as I recognise
myself as a citizen of Virginia and the United
States, I will never extend my sympathy to any
assault upon the flag of the United States, come
from what quarter it will. I will endeavor to
see, as far us my influence can go, that that flag
will float only where it has a legitimate right
to float ; that it is not carried anywhere that it
has not a right to go ; but carry it where you
will, let it tloat where you will, as long as it is
mi fla'r. renresentins mv countrv. I will svm-
pathize with it against all creation, and will
never consent, in any way whatever, to express
a wish, hope, desire, or consent, that it shall go
down before mortal force. Never I never 1 !
The motto by which I act is, ' my country, may
it always be right ; but right or wrong, my
country,' and as long ns I call the stars and
stripes ray flag, I will sympathise with those
who bear it, and against those who assail it."
Mr. Baldwin had voted for, and iudeed had
proposed, a clause in the preceding resolution,
recommending, as a matter of policy, that the
United States should evacuato the forts on the
main land, or within the harbors of the seceded
States. But although holding that erroneous
opinion as to n matter of expediency, he re
pelled, with patriotic indignation, the idea of
permitting an u assault" upon the stripes aud
This vote npou Mr. Wise's motion, shows
where Virginia will bo in the actual predica
ment of affairs. Whatever vague and abstract
opposition may bo expressed to " coercion,"
which is a general term, understood in many
different ways, nobody in Virginia except trai
tor! per se will sympathise with the " Confed
erates," in their wanton and unprovoked attack
upon Fort Sumter. It is now known that all
which tho National Government proposed to do,
was to supply the garrison with provisions, nnd
that if this had been permitted to be peaceably
done, there would have been no collision nt
Charleston. The war has commenced because
tho " Confederates " were determined to starvo
Major Anderson into surrendor, aud it has been
begun by the " Confederates " themselves. It
is they who have commenced hostilities, and
attempted " coercion."
The great masses of the people of Virginia
will " never extend their sympathy to any assault
upon the Jhg of the United States," and will I
" necer consent, in any icay whatever, to express
a wish, hope, desire, or consent, that it shall go
down before mortal foicc." Whatever other'
objects the attack upon Fort Sumter may ac
complish, it will not accomplish the object of
detaching Virginia from the Union. On the
contrary, it will arouse the natioual pride of her
people, put nn end to the miserable slavery
agitation of her demagogues, and unite all her
patriots in the noble work of quelling treason
and sustaining the Government of the country.
THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT.
That the Government of the United States
is. the strongest, as well as the freest Govern
ment on earth, is a maxim long taught, but of
which we have never had such decisive proof
and illustration as nt the present time. It was
abandoned for months by tho men who admin
istered it, but still survived by its own mirac
ulous power of life. Thcro is no instance be
fore, where the conspirators against a Govern
ment were tho governors themselves. But the
loyalty of the States and of the people has pre
served the country against even that unheard
of and unimaginable treason, and it has now
emerged from its peril and paralysis, and pre
sents toils enemies onevery side, its old front,
bristling with strength and terrible as an army
The President has called for seventy-five
thousand men. He could have ten times that
number by stamping his foot. And it is with
money as it is with men, the offers being ab
solutely unbounded. Tho grcnt centres of
wealth come forward with emulous eagerness,
to pledge, not millions, but hundreds of mil
lions. The people of this country know, that tho
Government founded by Washington aud his
compeers is the palladium of their liberties and
the best and ouly certain guarantee of all their
prosperity. It is their own Government, and
they will fight to maintain it, as their fathers
fought to establish it, with the courage of men
defending their firesides, their possessions, and
The Charleston Courier, of April 8, says :
" Some dissatisfaction bas, as we know, been
expressed that, on former occasion, persons,
members of military companies, wero forced by
their employers to decide between losing their
situations or leaving their companies. With
reference to the past, we have no complaint to
make. We do not desire to enter into it, but
we camesll v hoDC that, for the future, no such
impediment will be placed by any ono in tho
way oi me iniiiiury. xuis is nub iue uuiu iui
consulting personal convenience or pecuniary
advantage. The highest duty is now to tho
State, and he is doing the best service who is
obeying the orders of the State. He, there
fore, who throws tho slightest obstacle in tho
way of the fullest and most perfect obedience
to the State will merit, and certainly should
receive, the censure of all good men."
It was said at the commencement of this re
bellion, that the Charleston merchants " patri
otically" continued the pay of their clerks, Ice.,
who wero in tho military service, just as it has
been since said that the heavy work of erecting
batteries has been done by negroes, "patriotic
ally" furnished by the planters in the vicinity
of Charleston. The moment anybody exhibits
a lack of that sort of "patriotism," this "cen
sure of all good men " is brought into requisi
tion, and everybody knows what that means in
revolutionary times. It is the terror of that
" censure " which is at the bottom of what little
subscription there has been to the forced loans
of the conspirators.
HOW UNION MEN ARE SILENCED.
We find copied into the Georgia Star of the
South of April, an account by the Anderson
(S.C.) Intelligencer of tho whipping and expul
sion from Anderson of a Southern man, origi
nally from North Carolina, for tho offence, of
being in favor of the Union. This was the only
charge really made against him, although the
epithet "abolitionist" is made use of in the
Intelligencer's account of the transaction, which
is as follows, the italicising being our own :
" This community was thrown into a state of
unusual excitement on Monday evening last,
by the arrest of one ' Dr. John T. Home, resi
dent dentist,' charged with having used incen
diary language and expressed abolition senti
ment, in letters written to certain liluck Repub
lican ' brethren ' iu the Northwest.
" The aforesaid Dr. Home has been living
in this community for tho principal part of tho
last twelve years j came, as hesutu, trom North
Carolina; the lust tew months, tooK some in
terest in politics, nvowiug himself an ardent
Union man, nnd was warned that his proclivi
ties led inevitably to more treasonable, danger
ous,and fiendish doctrines; wrote letters to rela
lives in Indiana who were abolitionists, urging
the North to have no concessions on the slave
ry issue, advising the collection of the revenue
and reinforcement of Fort Sumter by force of
arms, if necessary, and further uttering insil
ious language well calculated to disturb the
peace and good order of society. Some of
these letters were published in abolition jour
nals, aud the fact becoming known to reliable
citizens, it was adroitly managed to obtain pos
session of a letter written by him, nnd dated
January 21th, 1861, which led to his arrest and
expulsion. The verdict of every honest man
would have been to hang the traitor ; but, as
before stated, his wife and children and his re
spectablo connection by marriage in this com
munity, induced those who arrested him to
prevent the infliction of such summary and
" This extraordinary case has excited much
comment among our people, and will, no doubt,
impress them with the importance of being con
tinually on tho alert for similar 'wolves in
sheep's clothing.' Iu these revolutionary times,
there cannot bo too great vigilance exercised
by all law abiaing anil true-hearted citizens."
Dr. Home received twenty lashes well laid on,
had his head shaved, nnd was then sent off by
railroad, and doubtless rejoicing that he es
caped with his life. The accusation against
him has the general flourish that his " lan
guage " was " insidious," and tending to de
stroy that delightful stale of "peace aud goal
ordir" which is enjoyed in " Dixie's Land."
Hut tho specific point was, that he had written
letters to relatives in Indiana, uiging them
to stand by the Union, tint being, uccording to
the Sonth Carolina standard, " abolition senti
ment." It was for this that ho was whipped
and banished, and for which he would have
been hanged, but for tho saving grace of a
wife of " respectable c nnections" iu Anderson.
This is a specimen of tho "reign of terror"
which has extinguished all real liberty in the
Tho following dispatch from this city was
sent all over tho country to the Associated Prcssi
on Sunday evening:
" Senator Douglas called on the President
to-night, and had an interesting conversation
on the present condition of the country.
" Tho snbstauce of it was, on the part of Mr.
Douglas, that while ha was unalterably opposed
to the Administration on all its politicnl issues,
he was prepared to fully sustain the President
in tho excrciso of all his constitutional func
tions to preserve the Union, and maintain tho
Government, and defend the Federal capital.
A firm policynnd prompt action were necessary.
Tho capital of our country was in dauger, nnd
must be defended at all hazards, and nt any
expense of men nnd money. He spoke of tho
present nnd future, without any reference to
tho past. President Lincoln was very much
gratified with the interview."
It is, we believe, no secret, that this dispatch
was bo far prepnrcd under the direction of
Judge Douglas, that it may bo taken as tho
declaration which he chooses to make to tho
country as lo his present position.
And so regarding it, wo must express our
regret, but not our surprise, that he so carefully
limits his offers of support, to the defence of the
city of Washington.
The case of Judge-Douglas may be disposed
of in a few words.
Jn his Norfolk speech, during the Presiden
tial canvass, he pledged himself to the country
to sustain whoever might be elected to tho
Presidency, in enforcing tho laws, and he called
public attention repeatedly afterwards to tho
fact, that Mr. Breckinridge refused to make a
During the past winter, however, if thcro has
been any difference in the positions of Judgo
Douglas and.Mr. Breckinridge, tho public have
not been able to discover it.
Judge Douglas, since tho 4th of March, has
made elaborate speeches in the Senate, urging
the policy of evacuating Forts Sumter and
Pickens, and so far as he has weight with the
country, he has prepared tho public mind to re
ceive with disapprobation the policy announced
in Mr. Lincoln's inaugural, and now being car
ried out in practice, as Judgo Douglas, in com
mon with everybody else, knew it would be.
To the extent of his influence, which is con
siderable, and .especially in tho border States,
he has weakened tho Administration, and taken
sides with the public enemy.
It was his duty, as a good citizen, upon our
view of it, to havo given his advice, that Sum
ter and Pickens bo evacuated, privately to the
President, instead of making it the subject of n
controversial speech in the Senate, to distract
and divide public sentiment, and lo preparo
such of the people as look to him for their
opinions, to disapprove the action of the Gov
ernment. And now, after our Hag has actually been
hauled down under the fire of rebel batteries,
instead of offers of support to the measures
which he knows to have been resolved upon,
he limits himself to the defence of the capital.
Was that all he meant by his Norfolk speech 1
WHO HAVE ENCOURAGED REBEL
LION. The leaders of the Gulf-State rebellion have
been deluded, thus far, with hopes of aid from
the Northern Democracy and from tho border
slave States. These hopes will be soon extin
guished, and these leaders will then seo tho
madness of the enterprise in which they are
involved. It is not to be expected that they
will at once abandon it. They are too deeply
compromittcd. But the struggle which they
willmaiulaiu will bo the struggle of despera
tion, confined to leaders, und with a following
which will sensibly diminish from day to day.
As to tho North, the conspirators have been
deceived by such sheets as tho New York Day
Book, and New York Herald, nud New York
Journal of Commerce, into the belief that n
revolution in the free States would follow an
attempt to assert the national authority on tho
Gulf. They have been expecting to see New
York city in the hands of a mob, tho Repub
lican leaders hung upon tho lamp-posts, and
Marshal Rynders and Mayor Wood installed in
supremo power and extending the right hand
of fellowship to Yancey and Ben. McCullough.
It is upon dreams like these that Davis and
Toombs have based their hopes.
As to the border slave States, their expecta
tions had a better foundation, but will be equal
ly disappointed. Tho border slave States had
declared for the Union, but so many of the
leaders in favor of the Union had committed
themselves against what is vaguely called " co
ercion," that the conspirators, not unnaturally,
looked to theso States as allies, iu tho only
contingency in which they desire allies, that
of being obliged to resist the asserted authority
of the Federal Government. It is thus that
the politicians of tho border States, who havo
been chattering their opposition to "coercion,"
havo been the most efficient patrons of rebel
lion, by offering it tho guarantee of impunity.
The mistake of the conspirators has been in
not perceiving that the people of tho border
slave States have never endorsed this trans
parent nonsenseof a Government without coer
cion, lucus a non lucendo, coprcion being tho
very essence and vitality of Government.
Now that tho proper time has come, tho peo
ple, who have already pronounced for the Union,
will pronounco for sustaining tho Union, ns
Gen. Jackson nnd Henry Clay have taught
them it must be sustained peaceably, if pos
sible, but forcibly, if forco is necessary.
Upon their own resources ulone, tho con
spirators cannot dream of ultimate success.
They must know that the United States will
never yield the mouth of the Mississippi, anil
Florida, with its command of the Gulf, lo any
such power as the "Confederate States," with
their paliry two and a half millions of white
people. The Jeff. Davis dynasty have too
much intelligence to bo befooled with any such
expectation as that. It was ouly upon hopes
of aid from tho Northern Democracy and from
tho border slavo States, that they based the pos
sibility of sustaining themselves, anH when such
hopes are seen to be vain, the contest is ended.
New York Cut. The Tribune of yesterday
" Most of our journals lately parading the
pranks of the secessionists with scarcely dig
guiscd exultation, have been suddenly sobered
by tho culmination of the conspiracy. They
would ovidently like to justify nnd encourage
the traitors further, but they dare not) so the
nmen sticks in their throat. The aspect of the
people appals them. Democrats as well asRe-
fiublibans, Conservative and Radical, instinct
vely feel that the guns fired at Sumter were
aimed at tho heart of the American Republic.
Not even in the lowest groggery of our city
would.it be safe to propose cheers for Beaure
gard and Gov. Pickens. The Tories of the
Revolution were, relatively, ten times as nu
merous here as are the open sympathizers with
the Palmetto rebels. The manifestations at the
Stock Exchange on Saturday were symptomat
ic of tho feeling everywhere. Henceforth, the
loyal States are a unit iu uncompromising hos
tility to treason, wherever plotted, however jus
tified." Tho Baltimore Patriot, of yesterday after
noon, contains the following card :
To the Voters of the Fourth Congressional Dis
trict of Maryland.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the
House of Representatives of tho Thirty-seventh
Congress of the United States of America
upon the basis of the unconditional maintenance
of the Union.
Should my fellow citizens of like vines mani
fest their preference for a diffrent candidate on
that basis, it is not my purpose to embarrass
them. H. Winter Davis.
April 15, 18(31.
THE CALL FROM THE WAR DEPART
MENT. The following is the call for troops issued, in
accordance with the Proclamation of the Pres
ident, by Secretary Cameron, and giving the
quotas allotted each State to furnish :
Washington, April 16, 1861.
To his Excellency the Governor of :
Sin: Under the act of Concress for calling
for the "militia to execute the laws oftho
Union, suppress insurrections, repel invasions,
&c," approved February 28, 1795, 1 have the
honor to request your Excellency to cause to be
immediately detached from tho militia of your
Stale the quota designated in the table below,
to servo as Infantry or Riflemen for the period
of three months, unless sooner discharged.
Your Excellency will please communicate to
me the timo at or about which your quota will
be expected at its rendezvouses it will be met
as soon as practicable by an officer or officers
to muster it into the service and pay of the
Regiments. Tout force. Reodezvoui.
1 780 Portland.
1 780 Portsmouth.
1 780 Burlington.
2 1,560 Springfield.
1 780 Providence.
1 780 New Haven.
17 13,280 New York, Al
Illinois - - -
Indiana - -
Ohio - - -
4 3,123 Trenton.
1 780 Wilmington.
4 3,123 Frederick, Bal
timore. 3 2,340 Staunton,Wheel-
2 1,560 Raleigh.
2 1,560 Knoxville,Nash-
1 780 Little Rock.
4 3,123 Lexington.
4 3,123 St. Louis.
C 4,683 Springfield.Chi-
6 4,683 Indianapolis.
13 10,153 Columbus,Cleve
land. 1 780 Detroit.
1 780 Milwaukee.
1 780 Keokuk.
1 780 St. Paul.
Appointed. Joseph Durham, navy store
keeper at Boston.
George D wight, superintendent U. S. arsenal
at Hpringfield, Mass.
Joseph Couner, watchman at the, Navy De
partment. W. H. Perkins, day watchman in the same
Isaac Bond, of Maryland, has been appointed
to a first-class (1,200) clerkship in the Post
Resioned. George Hume, of Va., clerk in
the Third Auditor's office, has resigned.
James Kelly, watchman in the Navy Depart
ment, has resigned.
W. R. Nixon, bookkeeper in the Sixth Audi
tor's office, Post Office Department, has re
signed. S. N. Salomon, of N. Y., has resigned his
clerkship iu tho Third Auditor's office, Treasury
Removed. A. C. Singleton, of Va., a first
class ($1,200) clerk in the Post Office Depart
ment, has been removed.
Resignations or Army Officers. Assist
ant Surgeon A. J. Ford, of Georgia, and
Second Lieutenant Joseph Wheeler, of Georgia,
Mounted Rifles, have resigned.
Commander E. M. Ford, of New Jersey, and
Midshipman II. J. Blake, U. S. N., of Massa
chusetts, have resigned.
ArrOINTMENTS BY THE SECRETARY OF TI1E
Navy at Gosport Navy Yard. James He
peustall, master boatbuilderyvice William Ar
Charles G. Jordan, master house joiner, vice
James II. Uardwick, master caulker, vice
Henry Fautb, foreman blacksmith machinist,
vice John Ilouke.
Johannes Watson, master armorer, vice
William Pettit, foreman boiler maker.
James K. Etheridge, dock master, vice Mer
James Jarvis, inspector of timber.
Jonathan C. Hall, master block maker, vice
Joseph II. Porter, foreman gun car ri ago
maker, vice Grey.
James Hays, foreman plumber.
Daniel Collins, master mast maker.
Poucy of Holding tue Forts Endorsed
in Tennessee. At a Union meeting in Bed
ford county, Tenu., the following resolution,
among others, was adopted :
'' Jlesolved, That while wo concur in the
greatest moderation, forbearance, and kindness,
of tho Federal Government toward the seceded
States, believing them to be the victims of mer
ciless conspirators aud usurpers, we at the same
timo deprecate tho abandonment or the surren
der of any rights that can be successfully and
permanently maintained against anyoddi. We
think less than to hold the forls that can be
thus held, and collect tho revenue, is to strength
en rebels nud to dishearten and weaken pa
triots, and (hit more is not necessary to give
tho people a chanceto expel their tyrants from
power and place."
Officers Dismissed fhom the Army and
Navy. Captain William R. Johns,of tho Third
Infantry, having declined the command of his
company when ordered on n pniticular service,
the President directs that he cease to be an
officer of tho army from Wednesday.
First Lieutenant Abner Smcad, of tho First
Artillery, having, when with his company un
der critical circumstances, tendered his resigna
tion, in order to escape military duty therewith,
the President directs lint ho ccaso to be an
officer in tho army.
On Friday, five officers in tho navy tendered
their resiguation,which were refused to be
accepted by the Secretary of Ibo Navy. Their
names will probably be stricken from the navy
list, as in the recent cases of several officers of
the array under similar circumstances.
Hon. Marvin II. Bovcc returned to Wiscon
sin jestcrdny, from an extended visit through
the Eastern Htnt?s, where he has been advo
cating the abolition of capital punishment. He
says that secession, however, has played the
deuce with his prospects, as every ninu lie talks
to now, and who heretofore was in favor of the
abolition, wants to sen a few traitors hung
first, Madison ( Wis.) Journal.
A few days ago, a young lady, iu East Bos
ton, Mass., who hud consented to tho lust wishes
of her lover, sick with consumption, named
William Ricker, to be united to him before he
died, arrived at the appointed hour, in her bri
dal robes, only to find that he had died an hour
Miss Selby, a New York " npper ten " belle,
who was "fraudulently married" by a circus
rider, has succeeded in getting a divorce. The
nice young man took her heart away, and suc
ceeded, somehow or other, in misrepresenting
his profession, and gaining such favor from
Mary that the wedding was easily accomplished.
The hotel proprietors, at Newport, R. I., seem
not, thus far, to have abated, one jot or tittle,
in their annual preparations for the reception
of summer company. They are already at work
furnishing up their houses, and sending abroad
circulars to the usual frequenters of this sum
mer watering place, the cottages are taken
with the usual gratifying readiness.
Tho rumored death of John Morrissey proves
to be a canard. His physician, Dr. J. F. Wood
ward, states that he is improving, and likely to
be about, in a short time, as well as ever.
Copt. Ben. McCulloch arrived in New Or
leans on the 6th inst., and was booked at the
Hon. J. P. Reagan, Attorney General of the
Southern Confederacy, has decided that, under
the Southern tariff, oranges aud lemons are not
subject to duty, but that walnuts arc.
Maj. Gen. Geo. C. Thomas, commander of
the militia in this city, comes of Revolutionary
slock, and his father is Vice President of the
Society of Cincinnati for the fctate of New
Jersey. Ho graduated at West Point, in the
4th artillery, as captain of cadcls. He served
in Florida, and was wounded at Fort Mellen,
when the commander, Major Mellen, was killed
by his side. He then retired from the army,
aud took up his residence in this city, where he
is now enabled to render his country important
service as Major General of the 2d division of
the militia of the District of Columbia.
The famous English horse, Touchstone, died
recently, at the age of 30.
The bill appropriating $500,000 to arm our
State has passed both Houses of our Legisla
tureonly two nays in tho Senate. It will
doubtless be promptly carried into effect. N.
Y. Tribune of yesterday.
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