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PUBLISHED BY L. OLEPHANE A CO.
QEOROE M. WESTOK, Editor.
NATIONAL KEPUBIIOAiV.
Saturday, June 22, 1861.
WXoadTertiatjraenu or noticea, axwpt o regular aj.
vertiaara, will be inaertM wlthoutpatmant In advance.
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Appointments itm PErsiDtHT-Edward
Trowbridge, of Connecticut, to be consul of (he
rnblleaj
T Tt. . , "saieeofhbwSZiM:
William Porter, of, Louisiana, to be consul of, ( . .
the United Stales at Tripoli. Western Virginia, It turns out that the
John P. HaUeracfccidt, of Kansas, to be con-1 burning of the New Creek bridge was an Isolated
sul of the United States at Moscow. i movement, the rebels who did it returning im-
William P. Nast, of Kentucky, to be consul mediately to Romney. Colonel Wallace, who
of the United States at Stutgard. commands the national troops at Cumberland,
William Bebb, of Tennessee, to be consul of wi proceed a second time to Romney and dis
the United States at Tangiers. Mge the enemy, us soon as he geta reinforce-
William H. Russell, of Missouri, to be con- ment, rrom Harrisburg, at which last place two
sul of the United States at Trinidad de Cuba. regimenU of infantry, one company of cavalry,
John E. Newport, of Pennsylvania, to bo I nnj one compRny 0f artillery, received orders
consul of the United States at Turk's Island. yesterday morning to join him. General Mc-
James Churchman, of California, to be consul rjlellan was yesterday at Marietta, wliich is
of the United 8tates at Valparaiso. . tweve ml'ies Irom parkerburg, on the opposite
Charles J. Sundell, of Illinois, to be consul of ( tiie of the 0)lj0 river 0n Tnesday, the last
the United States at Stellin. . 0r General Cadwallader's troops. which crossed
Robert M. Walsh, of Pennsylvania, to be con-
sul of the United States ut Leghorn,
Arthnr B. Bradford, of Pennsylvania, to be
consul of the United Slates at Aruoy.
A. W. Crawford, of Pennsylvania, to be con
sul of the United states ut Antwerp.
John C. Underwood, of Virginia, to be con- j
sul of the United Stated at Callao.
Qeorge True, of Ohio, to be consul of the
United States at Funchal.
James E. Vintou, of Wisconsin, to be consul
or the United States at Halifax, N. S.
R. P. L. Barber, of Ohio, to be consul of the
United States at Matanzas.
A. L. Wolf, of Iowa, to be consul of the Uni
ted States at Basle.
Seth Webb, jun., of Massachusetts, to be
commercial agent of the United StaUs at Port
an Prince.
Daf Senators Wade, Wilson, and Johnson,
were in the city yesterday.
tar Joseph W. Webb, ot this city, has been
been appointed Intpector Geneial, Unites!
States army. .
Musical. Mrs. Blanchard's concert, to be
given at Willurd's Hall next Monday evening,
offers great attractions, as we are adwsed by
ruusical friend". Mrs. B. has jut returned
fiom Europe, where she ha3 spent two years,
enjoying the instructions of the best masters.
S6f A correspondent thinks that half the
houses in Washington arc occupied by the fam
ilies of tecessioniats, who hare Had and nro
now iu arms against the Government, and that
dauger is to be apprehended from these, women
and children thus left behind. This is a very
exaggerated statement. There are many in
stances of the kind, but no other remedy is
needed than time.
"The Western Military Asylum property,
at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, belonging to the
United States, was sold, on the 14th instant,
at the unexpectedly good pricoof ono hundred
and twenty thousand dollars. The chief value
was in the land, about 200 acres, the principal
buildings having been destroyed by fire some
time ago. Congress, in authorizing the sale,
nxed the minimum at twenty-fire thousand
dollars.
If our expenditures are s million a day, this
sale will support the Government for three
hours.
A New Dodue. Five hundred dollars has
been raised by subscription, in Charleston, S. C,
for the family of Jackson, who shot Col. Ells
worth. So far, so good. But the money was
invested in a bond of the Confederate States,
fur that amount, so that the subscription was
really for the benefit of JefT. Davis 4: Co. The
family of Jackson will get the bond, hut Davis
Co. get the money. This is a new way of
raising the wind, and speaks well for the in
ventive resources of the secessionists.
Union Candidate for Congress is Nortii
Carolina. We learn that Mr. C. H. Foster, of
this State, is about to announce himself as nn
unconditional Union candidate for Congresi
from the first district of North Carolina, repre
sented in the last House by Hon. W. N. H.
Smith. A statute of the Stato fixes the first
Thursday of August as the day of election. Mr.
Foster is recently from his district, and is con
fident that a strong Union feeling still exists
there, as elsewhere throughout the Skate, which
will very soon demonstrate itself effectively.
JST It is understood at Boston, not that ten
additional regiments have been accepted from
Massachusetts, but four, making ten with the
six already iu the field.
The Boom'ille Battle. The lebels were
trom three to six times more numerous than
the national troops, to whom they succumbed at
Boooville. There are no greater cowards on
the face of the earth than the border ruthans
of Missouri, as was proved iu Kansas fire years
ago. They are the sweepings of whisky shops,
aud such men have no morale anywhere.
OSf There were no movements yesterday
across the Potomac. On Thursday, if we may
credit the New York Tribune's correspondence,
General McDowell made an earnest but unsuc
cessful appeal to General Scott, to bo permitted
To drive back the eueiny, yho is reullr us feeble
us he is iotoleut.
JSafThe failure of our troopj to occupy
Harper's Ferry, and the retreat buck to Wil
lumsport of General Cudwalader's troopsiwho
uuu trosaeu tue rotomac uu Sun Jay, ar com
lui'iiled upon unpleasantlr. and esneciallv iu
tuotroAt with the vigorous aud successful move-
uwuts in Missouri. .
JtSeTWo are indebted to Taylor A Maury for
Blackvrood for June. '
JftT Senator Johnson, of Tennessee, who
arrived here jesterdaj, may well be weloomed
a? ' the bravest of the brare)' Ho haa saved his
own East Tennessee, and that is a basis for
saving the whole State. That ha escaped with
' his life, is dne to his own rare courage, and to
the devotion of his personal friends.
We learn that after surviving all the perils
i of the recent political campaign In Tennessee,
' he and his party were fired upon as they were
! Intn Prntnlrv ttimnoh th Camber.
& j ha(J h ., no bth-w',
i efl.ect tQ .,Ia,trMe ,he mMalJ hud cow.
the lotomac from Williarasnort on Sunday, had
rec-rosaect tne river, leaving the rebels in tun
command on the south aide.
&"To disapprove of the non-recall (which
may oulv be a delay) of Mr. Harvey as minis-
ter to Portugal, or of the appointment of Em-
cry as a lieutenant colonel, or of both things,
is only uu exercise of.tbat independent judg
ment upon which the press should always in
sist. But to group those nets as evidence of
the deliberate intention of the 'Administration
to betray the country into the hands of traitors,
is presuming a good deal upon the public credu
lity, and, in a Republican journal, has other
aspects which are extraordinary. And it cer
tainly has no special excuse in the case of the
Now York Tribune, whose partners and em
ployees (including Mr. Harvey) have bean so
bountifully provided for since the 4tb of March.
Tue New Yore Ctsto House. The total
receipt lor May were $97.9,100, ng'ninst $2,416,-
J00 in the corresponding month of last year.
a he total since January 1st amounts to
$9,700,272.54, a decrease of six millions as
compared with last year.
It was with this state of things in progress,
or clearly foreseen by everybody, that the last
House, by an overwhelming majority, voted
down the proposition of tho Senate to tax tea'
and coffee, while, at the same timel .failing to
propose any equivalent measure of relief to the
treasury. Demagogueism reigned supreme.
The Representatives" were afraid to impose
taxes, but. they were, wonderfully patriotic in
voting loans. The result has beeu a sale of
our six per ceut. stocks at fifteen per oeuU dis
count; and the wander is, that Gov. Cbase was
able to do as well as that, with such an exhibit
of means of payment as he was compelled to
make. It is asking him to make bricks with
out straw, to send him into Wall street to bor
row money, without establishing such revenues
as will fortify the national credit.
ViKGinu. The new Governor of Virginia,
Mr. Pierporil, who takes the place of Mr.
Letcher, who has abdicated, and who will soon
be a refugee, is spoken of as a gentleman of
talenU, vigor, aud the highest character." Those
who know him well predict tho best results
irom his administration ot affairs in the noble
old Commonwealth over which he has been
called upon to preside at this difficult juncture.
It is believed, that lut for the' presence of
the mercenaries of the Montgomery cabal, Gov.
Pierpont's progress to Richmond would be
triumphal ; and that if Virginia was left to her
slf, he would not need a single man to aid
him, to be furnished by the national Govern
ment. But, oppressed as Virginia is, by a for
eign soldiery, she is obliged to call upon the
President for relief, and she has a right to
make that cull under the provisions of the na
tional Constitution.
It is understood that the Virginia Legislature,
soon to assemble at Wheeling, will elect Sena
tors to fill the places of the late Senators, Hun
ter and Mason, who will retire, first to the Gulf,
aud nfterwards, either to Cuba, Porto Rico, or
Brazil, nbero thny can enjoy tho presence and
contact of negroes for the balance of their very
useful lives. One of the new Senators will, it
is believed, be Mr.Carlisle.
MISSOURI.
The complete liberation of this great and
populous State from the clutch of the terrorists,
is an event of magnitude. It opens the way
to the liberation of Arkansas, and will have an
important moral influence in steadying the
councils of Kentucky.
The conspirators have left no stone unturned
to secure Missouri. They supplied. arms from
the Baton Rouge arsenal, to the traitorous en
campment bf (Jen. Frost, which was so sum
marily dealt with by Gen. Lyon. And they
huu undoubtedly been organizing a force in
Arkansas and the Iudiau Territory, to march
into Missouri, and co-operate with tho rebellion
a the proptr moment. The story that Ben.
MtCullough had 10,000 men at Fort Smith,
must have beeu ridiculously exaggerated, but
where there is a good deal of smoke, there is
apt to be some fire. It is certain that a Lou
isiann force, either a regiment, or battalion, was
sent up the Arkansas river several weeks ago,
to be under the command of McCullough, and
it is probable that an operation upon Missouri,
in (he rear, was one of the objects'.
Western Arkansas is full of Union men, and
will afford a basis for rescuing the whole of thut
State. Fioui Kansas nnd fium Missouri, when
spcessioiiwin is thoroughly trampled underToot
theru, a inovemcut may bo made upon Western
Arkansas, with convenience and sure success.
But it w If' necessary to dislodge the ram
I J"ul traitors who hud possesion of the 'Gov
eminent of Missouri, and this hus been done,
and is being done, in tho finest style of dealing
with rebellion.
Missouri is a? largo as Viigiuia, with n
greater white population, nud' quite as large n
proportion of secessionists. In a military point
of view, Missouri is incomparably stronger
than Virginia, not being weakened by that
large slave population, wliich places Eastern
Virginia at the mercy of any enterprising in
vader. With all the troops from the cotton
States sent to their relief, the secessionists of
Virginia have never been, and are not now, as
formidkbld its the secessionist of MislouhJ who
'hare-fallen flnder'the vigorous blow's bi Gen.
.Ljtou, and. hU.haudful of, taw lqvim . , ,, ,
INFLUX OF MORMONS.
The New York Ettning fritt of Juue 19
says:
"The ship Monarchoftht Sea, Captain Gar
diner, arrived at this port this morning from
Liverpool, with nine hundred and 'forty-nine
Mormons as passengers. ' ' '
"This is the largest number of Mormons that
ever arrived at this port in one vessel. All of
them are in fine health. They will leave the
city to morrow for Salt Lako City, where they
iutend to settle.
" There have been two previous atrirals of
Mormons this season, by the ship Underutriter,
May 23, which brought 618 passengers, and the
Manchester, May 14rwith 379 on board, making
a total o 1,940 Mormons arriving at this port
within fivo weeks." ,
It is believed here that the Mormon loaders
in Utah, who are known to be encouraged by
current events to hope to be abe. to throw off
their allegiance to the United States, are making
unusual efforts to hasten immigration from
Europe, so as to strengthen themselves for fu
ture contingenciss.
THE .LIBERATION OF MISSOURI.
The Chicago Tribune of June 19 has the
following interesting details of the progress of
liberating Missouri from the terrorists :
".Hon. F. N. Blake, of Kansas, formerly of
this oity, arrived in town yesterday mprning,
having left St. Joseph Monday morning, the
17th instant He bears important military dis
patches to-, the. Secretary of War. Colonel Cur
tis, of the first Iowa regiment, in conjunction
with Major Sully, of the regular army, were,in
peaceable possession of St. Joseph. Colonel
Curtis had. taken thirty of the principal leaders
of secessiou, who were attempting to stop tran
sit along the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad.
They were under guard lit Camp Lyon. Scout
ing parties were constantly 'going' out land
bringing in some of 'the leading traitors'who
had been stirring up insurrections along the
Hue bf the Hannibal roads. He had "taken'
'triuch ammunition and some fifteen secessiou
flags as trophies of their exploits. Mauy ,of
tue most I aniu traitors naa teit town to toliow
the forlorn hopes of Ctaih.'Jackson. A soldier
bf the regular army was shot by a person in a
secession rabble, while seizing tho stars and
stripes.
" The bridges all along the Hannibal and
St. Joieph, railroad were protected by soldiers.
In one instance a bridge had been set on
fife, aud, In another powder iiid been placed un
der it, but the timely' arrival of the Iowa and
Illinois soldiers saved them. During the; day
the wires had been cntbut were readily repaired
by.the passing train, and the men ou guard,
" Colonel Bates of the second Iowa regiment,
was stationed ut Macon. He had taken a se
cession commander prisoner, and otherswhose
offences were less, be let go, after taking the
oath to support tue Constitution, and not to
bear arms against the United States. Some of
his men had taken possession of a secession
paper, whose editor had fled, and had issued
the first number of a spicy sheet, which was
called 'Our Whole Union.'
" The Union men, all along the railroad, took
fresh courage, Bnd, in some places, "were form
ing Home Guards. The mails and travel are
now safe and uninterrupted bv this route to
Kansas."
' Tue Onto and Ciifsafeaee Canal. The
following is an extract of a letter dated Cum
berland, Md., 15th June, 18G1 :
" Although' n good deal of petty damage has
been done to the canal locks and dams, I hear
that the aggregate, thus far, is by no means
serious. The most considerable loss is in boats,
of which twenty-five are said to. have been de
stroyed, I do not bear how, but if merely sunk,
it will not amount to much iu the end.
" Numbers of men from this region who had
gone down to Washington county to get work
during the harvest, returned yesterday. They
were forestalled by hundreds of fugitive Vir
ginians, who are.glad to labor for their board.
J'hey represent a perfect reign of terror all
along the line of the Putomac, growing out of
the new orders issued within a day or two for
levies of men between the ages of sixteen and
sixty. This looks desperate."
CAUSE AND EFFECT.
Onr Cairo correspondent sends us the result
of the election on the question of secessiou in
Eastern Tennessee. The majorities for the
Union, and against the Southern Confederacy,
are immense. East Tennessee stands toward
the State precisely as Western Virginia does
toward Eastern. The caUsi of ue large Union
vote in tho Knoxville section may be discov
ered in the following:
Census retnrns of 1860 twenty-nine coun
ties :
Free population
Slaye population
270,021
27,535
Total population .... 297,556
The free population being ten times as great as
the slave, iloyalty to the Republic predominates
in an equal ratio. In the Memphis end of the
State, slaves are as numerous as whites, and,
as a consequence, treason carries everything
before it. Slavery lies at the bottom of all our
national troubles. Exactlyln proportion as a
State or county is cursed with slaves will be
(he degree of disloyalty of its citizens.
Wherever there Is a slave, there is a traitor.
Where half the population are bondmen, the
other half are rebels. Western Virginia, West
ern Maryland, and Eastern Tennessee, have
but very few human chattels, and equally few
secessionists. The opposite ends of those
States swarm with helotry and stink with trta
son. Delaware being almost free, is almost as
loyal as a free State. Kentucky and Missouri
have enough slaves to corrupt the loyalty and
sap the allegiance of a large minority of tho
whites, and bring distress and disaster upon
those States,
The rot teuest of all tho seceded States is South
Carolina, and a larger proportion of her people
are slaves than in any other.
Slavery and rebellion are cause and effect.
When the cause is removed, the effect will
cease. Chicago Tribune.
m I
On the 14th, new wheat, tho Grit of the sea
son, sold at Memphis, Tennessee, at $1.60 per
bushvl.
For tlm .Vullimal FiiM can.
IMPROMPTU.
To lady, iiu lmr riiivstln tlimutbnr in ircn( btr
null a Bom Uu of list, ll"Ate, nlld Hint.
BV DAVID PAUL BKOW.1.
Till Bn ) on bout Is nature's gift,
forever fresh and new
Von bear displsj'd upoujour face
The red, the whl t, unit blue
Your fair complexion Is the ichilf
Your ejei of uzure hue,
The rose that mantles on your cheek
Completes -wane, roarana-Wue.
A patriot,-lhorby nature's gift -Scorns
artificial lures,
'AAnd BurttiAbr the smile Jof Beav'n
' ' ThrbugB tWaidVAitfndureW
- .Bt-frbood.ihe outward abow -.-That
captivates tha eye,
Within' joar faithful botom glow
Virtues' that never die.'
Your fair complexion time nyfaJt,
I our eyes may cease, to osam,
Aud all the beaqtles of tha ross
May vanish like' a dream.
The patriot heart is ever there,
Change colors tts they will,
In war or peace hope or despair i I
True to your country still. i
RETURN OF THE REBEL! TO HAM
PER'S FERRY.
We take the following account from the
Star i
Fuederick, June 200 P. Mi
Editor Star; I have just returned from car
rying out your directions to see for myself
aud report the actual state of things at Harper's
Ferry.
Yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, at three
o'clock, I crossed oyer to Harper's Ferry, and
found everything pretty much as tho secossion
troops had, left it. Such a scene, of utter deso
lation and destruction never before met my
eyes.i I returned back to Sandy Hook (one
mile, below Harper's Ferry, on tho Maryland
side of the Potomac,) to rest for the night.
After aq early breakfast ,1 returned to the
Maryland end of the late Harper's Ferry bridge
over the Pptomac, aud ascended the mountain
heights there, to, look at the condition of the
works on that side that the. enemy had aban
doned. At 6 A- M. I discovered a picket or
advance mounted guard of about a dozen men,
wending their way into Harper's Ferry, down
the Charlestown road. After making a circle
through the town, they returned out upon the
Cbarlestowi road, and in ,an hour afterwards
I sawf a.forqe, of about, 300 foo't,and CO horse
enter the tpwn by the same road, P.n their ap
pearance on the outskirts othe (own, there
was a general stampede of the citizens thathnd
remained there or ventured to; return, there after
its late eracuatioq.by general (Johnson's, army.
They mostly rushed into the river and made
.for the Maryland shore by wading aud swim
m.ing. Some put off in small boats, The se
cession troops, hurried to tho water's edge after
them, and bred ut the poor defenceless crea
tures so ong as auj of them were In range of
their pieces. Not ono of them, (about fifty
in number,) however, was either killed or
,roundfld, , , ,
Tbp disunion troops lmntaJjately afterwards
recommenced toe work of destruction. J saw
ih.em, setr,e to the, fjno bridge over the Slieuan
doah a .costly unpoY8redstructure,bu,il obout
two vears, mo. Tiey.,camptetelr,UslxoTed it.
ithough. it ivas ajl on V irginut soil. They, next.
went to,tUe rJomao (JJaltimoreaud Uhiorail
rood) bridge and threw Ua(o,th4 river a fine and
very Urge locomotive, that had been, left, (be
cause, too large to he carried ,oflf upon the Win
Chester railroad,) when Johnson"; arrpv retreated
on the only spau of the bridge work that was
not burned on the moruiugpf the evacuation
. itbouig an iron spau, it will bn recollected.
Thy accomplished that work of destruction
throwing the locomotive Into the river by the,
use of crowbars, &c. They r.evt arrestpq Mr.'
E. II, Chambers, surrounding his house and
ordering him to surrender, which ha refused to
do. Au order was then given to shoot him
and then he surrendered and was taken off on
horseback, without eveu permitting him to get
his hat. They next wout to the sesidence of
.Nat Ajlison, and arrested him pretty much in
the ,suinu way, and afterwards Mr. John Chat
ham,' Armstead Roderipk, AdnmRuleman, and
Mr, Abram Herr, who owns and carries on the
great flourfng mills there. jAH these gentle
men aro highly respectable citizens and strong
Unionists. In all, they arrested and hurried
off about twelve. They next went to the Halls'
rifle works and removed the gunstocks that had
been left there undestroyed ; they were worth
about $25,000, and it was understood they were
preparing to seud them to Richmond via the
Winchester railroad. I remained watching
them, from the mountain, t;itil one P. M., up to
which time they were engaged in seeming the
gunstocks and Jbad fired one of the rifle shops
before I left my position to hurry to this point,
to telegraph the Star this account of their re
turn to Harper's Ferry.
From some of the citizens who escaped their
clutches by swimming tho Putomac, I learned
that they avowed that they had orders to burn
every hou4e' in the town on which a Union flag
was found hoisted j aud also to barn the bridge,
and ull the remaining rifle and arms works.
I learned from the swimmer that Johnson's
army is understood, at Hurper's Ferry, lo have
gone in different directions, a portion remain
ing at I)nkr's Jill, eighteen miles from Har
per's Ferry'ond nine miles from Charlestown (
some going further down towards Manassas (
some stretching along between Charlestown,
Winchester, and in the direction of Martins
burg j another portion wai said to hare gone
to Romney.
NO PRIVATEERS TO gNTER BRITISH
PORTS THE DEBATE IN PARLIA
MENT. The following is a report of the debate in
the British House of Commons, on the.Sdinst.,
on privateering :
Mr. W. E. Forster asked the secretary for
.foreign affairs, whether her Majesty's Gqvern
'meat would, exercise, the discretion which by the
law of nations they possess, to preyeut privateers
sailing .under the, as yet, unrecognised flag of
the so-called Southern Confederacy, from bring
ipg their prizes into any port of her Majesty s
dominions. He added that he did not ask this
3uestion with regard to privateers sailing un
er tho flsg of tho United States, simply be
cause he had no expectation that any letters of
marque would btr issued by the United States
Government.
Lord J. Russell. My answer must be rather
wider iu extent than the question which has
been put to me. The whole matter has been
considered by her Majesty's Government, and
it has ;beert 'determined, hfter consulting the
lflW'fiftuArl At thn rrhwn. tlinft fr,1o .iUnM
ba givqn to MtrdM Ifr ships of jtar'pnd pri;
vafecis of boh parties from entering the pofls
colonies and dependencies of Tier Mujc'sly, with
prixen. In order to make the matter more clear
the House will perhaps allow mo to read an ex,
tract from the di. patch whichhas been sent to
the India (Jilice, aud to the governors of the
colonies i
"Her Majesty's Government are, as yon are
aware, desirous of observing the strictsit'neu-
vmmnBmmrtrmmmmmmmmmtmm
tralily in the contest between the Unitod States
and the so-styled Confederate States of North'
America. With the view more thoroughly to
carry out that principle, we purpose to inter
dict the armed ships, and also tho privateers of
both parties, from carrtintr prizes made brthem
into thn ports, harbors, roadsteads, or waters
of the United Kingdom, or any of Her Majes
ty's colonies, or possessions abroad, Hear,
, hear." "-
The orders went out to tho colonies on Sat-
urduy last, and they have gone to India to day.
, I may. also state that we have, during the past
, week, been in communication with the French
-Government upon this subject. I statedio the
i French ambassador the view taken by Her Ma-
7 1 jesty's Government, and asWed him,wyat course
' ' the Government of France intended to pursue
with regard to this subject. The irencn am
b'alSTd6r'MnnTormea'ni6thftt''theFreh,fcV Jdoyernmeut proposes to act in conformijy with
the existing- law of France. That fexislinK law
is founded, upon an ordinance passed in the
year ilioi, ana me ruie is insi,iu cose ut a w,
in which France is neutral, no privateers are
allowed to bring their prizes into the ports or har
bors. of France or Us deoetidencles for a longer
period' than twenty-four hours. They are not
auqwea to sell lite cargoes, or in any way im
pose of the prizes which they have taken, and
after the twenty-four hours have expirtd they
are obliged to leave the port. Therefore the
ouraa'pursued by France is not very different
fiom, that which we intend to adopt.
For tho Xatloonl Republican.
' ' THE PRIVATEER ''SAVANNAH."
Tn the punishment of the freebooters re
cently taken from the piratical craft " Savan
nah," the General Government canexerche
no discretionary power. The commission is
sued to the commander of this vessel has no
sanction in the law of nations. ,
No Government, either civilized or barbarian,
has yet recognized tho so-called Confederate
States, from whose self-cpnstituted head this
letter of marque emanates. Every private
armed vessel, whose mission is tho plunder of
inoffensive merchantmen, becomes, by general
consent,, piratical.
Death is the proper punishment for such
crime, and, in this instance, for the sake of
justice, aud perhaps humanity, let the punish
ment follow close in the footsteps of the crime.
The nervpuiness of some of the Southern
Brinti shadow forth the wisdom of this pojicy.
lestroy these pirates; and you strike a death-'
blow at this unlicensed privateering. Treat
these men as mere prisoners of war, and, in
sixi mouths the oceans will swarm with high
sea brigands, IL B.
June 21, 1861,
, '
From Fort Pickexs. A letter dated on
board United States ship j,Sabine, off Fort
Pickens, June C, says':
" The large and expensive floating dry-dock,
on Saturday last, was towed out Into the harbor
by a couplo of tugs ; but, as the current was
running strong, they were not able to manage
it, and it was anchored almost abtcast of Fort
Pickens. We supposed they intended to place
it in a position where it would not be destroyed,
in base of a bombardment of the nary yard.
"Colonel Brown has scut General Bragg
word that, If he attempts to removo i,t. or place
a battery'upon it, ne will fire upon him and
destroy tt. As it is miide1 of ( pitch-pine, it will
burn well, apd hot shot are In constant read
iness', at the fort, for lip ptjrpoja,"
Telegraphio ant other Newi-
FROM FOBTRRSS MONROE.
Correspondence of tlio Aswci&toj' Press.
Fortt ess Mbmoe, June 20. Within a few
hours there has been a rumor of a large seces
siou force advancing upon Fortress Monroo
from the direction of Yorktowu. An impor
tant reconnoisance toward Great Bethel, was
therefore made, and this morning under the di
rentian of Capt. Smith, U. 8. A.,, Max Web
ber's regimept of German Zouaves', with a com
pany of regulars, in charge oftwq pieces of artil
lery, left Hampton six hours ago, and have not
'yet been heard from.
The Federal picket guard near Little Bethel
was yesterday driven iuby the secession scouts.
Teles du pont are being formed on Hampton
creek, preparatory, to rebuilding the bridge
there.
Since the successful experiment with Saw
yer's gun, important events at Sewall's Point
have been expected.
Complete returns of tt)a killed and wounded
at Great Bethel have not been made or ever
wjll be, The carelessness and inefficiency of
many oi our volunteer ooicers ts Inexcusable.
A flag of truce came down to Hampton a
few hours ago, to arranzo for the exchange of
prisoners, of whom we had four, namely, one
soldier aud three civilians, taken with arms in
their hands. From ten to twenty citizens come
iu dai)y froni the vicinity to take the oath of
allegiance. A flag of fruce goes to Norfolk
this evening to comey thither several persons
just returned from abroad.
The U. S. steaiper Minnesota arrived yester
day from qff Cha'leton, with the sixteen pris
oners, belonging to the Confederate privateer
Savannah.
The V. S. sloop of war Jamestown ' sailed
Southward last qight. Tho sloop of war Van
dalia sailed two days ago, Besidei (he dim
berlana qnd Ilairiet Line, there nra several
gun boats in the vicinity,
KU'LIXO TUE BODIES OF TUE DEAP,
Corrcipondwco of Hie Eur,
Camp of the Ohio Regiment, Riley's Hill,
Alexandria county, Virginia, near the Fairfax
line, June 21. Information has rouched us thut
the bodies of some of Colonel McCook's dead
Xiu the affair at Yieupa) were rifled by the se
cessionists, and their fingers cut off, on which
there were rings. It has created a very bitter
feeling agaiust the enemy iu this camp, as you
'may well imagine,
raoM IIAQEIISTOWM.
Hagerstowil, June 20. A lawyer named
Alvey was arrested here last night, and is still
ill custody, A strong case is said to be made
out against him.
Lieutenant Colonel Bowman, and also a ser
geant of the eighth regiment, accidentally got
within the lines of the enemy's pickets jester
day, opposite Williamsport, and were captured.
Their locality is hot yet known.
KENTUCKY COKORES810NAL ELECTION.
Louisville, June 20. The returns of the Con
gressional election, as far as received here, aro
as follows: Mallory's (Union) majority in the
city ia 5,318. It is supposed the county -vote
will increase it 1,500. Mr. Crittenden's major
ity in Fayette couuty is 1,040, and in Franklin
county 4U0. ilr. Grider, the Union candidate
in the third district, has 336 majority in Bow
ling! Green couuty.
OOVEnNOK PIERl'O.NT 1MAUOURATED.
Wluehny June 20. Tha Upveruor was for
mally inaugurated this afternooq, taking, in ad
dition to the usual oath, one of the strongest
pppositiou to the usurpers at Richmond. Ha
itbeu (delivered aq address to the members of
tpe tpnvoiitiou, urging a vigorous prosecution
of the work of redeemiug the Statu from the
hands of the rebels.
A message from Governor Pierpont, favor
:xs:j".J-v. : "m .i"rg- m
ing a strong military organization, is expected
in a day or two.
iNAiniuiuTiov or the new state oovnismKKT
OF V1HRIMA.
ir7ieV.iW Jmt 20. Tho We, tern Vircinia
State Convention rlccud today Kianlt I'. Pier
pout Govt rnor of the Slate, s D.n.i 1 1'uMey,
Lieutenant Governor, ind Mcurs. Lumli, Pax
ton, Vuu Winkle, Harrison, and Linear, Gov
ernor's council.
The new Governor was iimiiiurated this nf
teruoou, and the city is iu n iduze of excite
ment to-nighti The event is being ceh brated
with salutes, fireworks, Ac.
THE CAPTURE1 OF PfEUVoNT CO'tTRADtCTEP.
Grafton, 'JW 20. The reported taking of
Piedmont 'by the'Coufeilemlp troops proves to
.be.false., Afterbu,rning .the .Lridge.nt New
Creek, and cnttfng down the telegVaph wires,
thyiWrealed'iptdtuj!Conutrv. It U 6 lid.how
aver, (hat a lnr.- forte is still In that neighbor
hood. T'lCguardjat ihn bridgo.lt also turns out,
made thelrvefap. Rumors of an uttitck on
Phlllippl aro still rife, but no advance has been
mndi1. No reinforcements of Federal troops
havo rpached )iere,
THE KF.NIDCKV SFt'EStlON WlLUNTEKUS.
Jjouisville, June 20. Colonel Ujncan tele
graphs from Winchester, under date of the 18th,
contradicting tha reported disaffection among
the Kantucky secession volunteers. He says
they will only leave Ihn ranks with (heir death.
ttl'STMlN AHMY INTnLLIOENCK.
t Wheeling, June 20, Wo but e no reliable de
tails yet relutiie tn uflaiiH at Piedmont. It is
not believed that thu Confederatea have gath
ered iu any considerable uumbers there.
General McClellau lias assumed command of
the Federal forces in this section. He expects
to have 15,000 men in the field by Saturday
night.
TUE SLOOP OP WAR PREBLE.
Boston, June 20. The sloop of war Preble,
Commander French, was commissioned to-day.
She has a crew of one hundred and eighty
men.
TENNESSEE ITEMS.
Louisville, June 19. The Memphis Appeal of
the 18th says ono huudred and fifty head of cat
tie from Texas were received there, and also
large lots of powder and lead,
lbe Jonesborough Express of the ISth pub
lishes Nelson's call for the meeting of an Eust
Tennessee, Convention, aud expresses the hops
that the Convention will agree to a divisiou of
the State.
The vote of Tennessee, as far as hoard from,
wasi
For separation .... 99,290
No separation .... 44,206
ANOTHER ACCOUNT OF TUB BOONVILLE BATTI E.
Doonville, June 19-9 P. M.ks General
Lyon, with tho steamers Jaton, McDowell, and
City of Louisville, were approaching Boon
ville, On Monday morning, ho espied a battery
on the river bank, five miles below tho town,
at Adams's Mill. He then turned back and
went down to about eight miles below Boon
ville, and then landed his forces, amounting to
seven hundred men with (bur field pieces, Ho
left eleven men to guard the boats, and took
np his march for the town on the Rocheport
road.
When within six miles of Boonville, he was
attacked by the State troops, three thousand
strong, commanded by Col, Little, late of the
U. 8. army, who were concealed in the thick
undergrowth and wheat fields, and, after a
sharp fight, the State troops drew back to their
camp, three miles below Boonville, on River
Blufl', and their provisions, equipage, and a
.number of horses, were taken.
The State troops then retreated west through
Boonville, in great disorder. They were poorly
armed and badly disciplined.
The loss of the federals was foqr killed and
nine wounded.
Four State troops were known to have been
killed, and fifteen or twenty wounded.
The Federals say mauy of tho Stato force
were wounded, and they speak of walking over
n large number of dead bodies.
Gen. Lyon and Col. Bluir were in the thick
est of the fight. None of the officers were
hurt. Capt. Burke, of St. Louis, had hisswoid
broken by a shot. Dr. Queries, of the State
forces, aud a prominent citizen of Boonville,
were killed.
The Federals say they had only fivo hundred
men iu tho battle.
Gen. Lyon took some sixty or seventy pris
oners, but returned them this morning, under
the terms of his proclamation. Several houses
were searched tor contraband articles. Sev
eral secession flags were seized, and also sev
eral prominent secessionists.
Many persons who have heretofore beeu se
cessionists are now Union men, with but few
exceptions.
Gen. Lyon and his men have made a favor
able impression here upon the people.
A company of 87 Homo Guards was raised
hero ou luesday night,
THE BATTLE AT BOONVILLE O0V. JACKSOIT FLEP
TO ARKANSAS.
Jefferson City, June 20. An arrival from
Boonville reports that not over twenty State
troops were killed in tho rtceut battle, but
they lost au immense quantity of arras, muni
tions, stores. &c, which fell into the hands of
the United Mntes troops. Gen. Price resigned
before the battle commenced. It was thought
Gov. Jackcou had gone into Arkansas after
his defeat. It is supposed that the secession
ists will mnko another stand at or near Lex
ington, Thev are now commanded by Col.
Weightman, late of tho Federal army. Qeu.
Lyon had two killed, nine wounded, and ono
missing. Dr. Quarles, of St. Louis, is one of
the Confederates killed.
St. Louis, June 20. Two field pieces and a
number of muskets were captured by tho
Iowa Federal troops at Hudson, on tha Hanni
bal railroad, on Wednesday. Twenty-three
Secessionists were also captured at Cameron,
and several waon loads of lead, a quantity of
powder, aud eight cannon. Seventy hood of
cattlo were captured by the Federal troops at
Rolla, and twenty-five prisoners were also taken.
Col. Solomon's regiment left Rolla on the 17th
for Springfield. Col. 8eigel's regiment soon
followed.
The examination of J. W. Tucker, editor of
the Journal, was postponed till the 2d of July.
Uoonville, June 20. Tho official report of
the battle Ntates that the Federal loss Mas four
killed and nine wounded. Only four of the
secessionists nre known to have been killed,
and about twenty wounded,-though it is gen
erally believed that the number killed is much
larger.
Sixty or seventy prisoners were tnkon and
released on theii parole. Some of the most
violent secessionists have chauged their opin
ions nndcr the favorable impression made by
Geu. Lyon's course,
PROCLAMATION F110U UEV. LYON TO TUE riOl'I.K
OF MISSOURI.
Boonville, June 20. Gen. L)ou has issued
a proclamation to the people of Missouri, nar
rating the facts preceding his advance upon
Jefferson City and Boonville, statiqg that his
only object was to protect loyal citizens nnd
maintain the authority of the Federal Gov
eminent.
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