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tfye Kansas tfljief.
WHIT1 CLOUD, XAV8AS:
f fcinlsy, : : : : : April 18, 1811.
The War News. Our columns are-JOvER is Obbooji. A meeting of the (equivalent be refused, reduce the Fort
principally occupied, this week, with the! Holt County News was held iu Oregon, " 7r judgment decides to be the most
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new from Charleston. It will be
that the excitement throughout the North
irom savannau, uau annpunceu uimseiig
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seen on aiomiay, it oeing rue nrsr. any 01 oir- lR!
1 cnit Court. The great Mormon Prophet, v
There ii Sotbing no ranch calculated
to cripple an Administration, or to break
towa the party which it represents, a
tWeesetant assaults made npon itbyits
professed friends. Mr. Lincoln it now
aadergoing this severe ordeal. Some
men seem to think that he ought to bring
- the dead to life, make timei flush, and
retake tad hold all the forta solitary and
. .aloes. Every miihap ia attributed to
bis .mismanagement ; and thrnnfavora
bit results of local elections, brought
-about by the machinations of disappoin
ted office-seekers, arc charged to his ac
The Cincinnati Gazette, a paper of
which better things were to have been
expected, charges that the recentRepub
lican defeat in that city waa caused by
Liaeola's mom policy with regard to the
Southern forta: A Dotch paper in St.
Louis, not content with the appointment
of several Dutch editors in that city to
fat offices, and of two-thirds of the Ger
man population of the West to good pla
ces, to the exclusion of native-born, lays
the Republican defeat in that city to Mr.
Lincoln's "old-womanish" and "imbe
cile" Southern policy, and his neglect of
liit Dutch i Soma "Muggins" ia onr
Stats Legislature, has offered a resolution
censoring Lincoln for not appointing a
Eansu man District Judge, when it is a
notorious fact that there is not a man in
Kansas that desired the office, who would
have made a respectable Judge of the
Probate Court, in any of the older States.
For God'a cake, gentlemen, keep with
in the bounds of reason I Lincoln found
the country in the most miserable plight
imaginable, and since the 4th of March
he has been almost tormentod to doath
by hungry office-seeking bounds. It ra
quired time and application to ascertain
what the condition of the country really
was, and what were the best Constitu
tional remedies to apply. But because
be did not shut bis eyes, rush headlong
into the most serious matters, and by
himself accomplish results beyond the
'power of a thousand men, ho is abused
and bullyraggod from one end of the
..Union to the other, by members of his
own party, soured by the adverse results
of municipal and Constable's elections,
'brought. about by the lukewarmness of
.Republicans themselves, or the disaflec
Hon of disappointed demagogues.
Webelieve Lincoln's intention is to
do as nearly what is right as possible,
and will do that which he deems best, as
aoon as lie sees hia way clearly. He
wants sufficient time, and the support
and sympathy of his frisnds. If Repub
licans' desire to break down tho party,
and render the Administration a failure,
1st them keep oa as some of them have
begun. Justice demands that censure be
withheld until Lincoln bas committed
some act, which deserves it, or at least
until those so engaged have an idea of
what they aro censuring.
is intense, and volunteers arc offering
their services by hundreds of thousands.
Politics arc thrown aside, and men of all
parties are rallying to tho Mipport of the
Government. Tho. crisis has corns to a
head, and Southern braggadocio mnst be
put to the test. It can now be seeu bow
many real sympathizers with the Seces
sionists are to be found ia the Korth.
The Southern people were led to believe
that the city of New York and several
Northern States would make haste to joia
them. They have been badly deceived,
for public sentiment is almost a unit in
the North, in favor of sustaining the Go
vernment; and there is also a very strong
Union feeling in tho South. Those mis
erable dogs in the North, who have been
preaching submission to treason for the
benefit of Southern cars, and have even
been advising the Northern States to
adopt the Cotton Constitution, had now
better seek some dark hole in which to
hide thoir diminutive beads.
'$ " SnxxANiGAK." We receive our la-
e newn uy me 01. uosepn jjauy u
eette; but, what might appear unaccoun
table to some, whenever anything excit
ing is going on, the papers fail to come
to hand half the time, aud the other half
are a day or two behind hand. Such is
tthe cose at the present time. We are
confident that the publishers tire not so
meanly disposed as to hold the papers
back, just for the sake of depriving us
ef ihe news until it is no longer news ;
but we are well satisfied where the trou
ble lies. Frequently the pipers bear na
rnistakable, signs of having been taken
from the wrappers, read, and then re
.placed. This would detain them at least
-a day. During an exciting period, sev
eral months since, a copy of the Gasette
, reached ns a day or two after it was'due.
It had evidently been removed from the
wrapper, and returned without any par
ticular care; it, was much soiled and
rumpled, the head was folded inside, and
ob the margin was scribbled the name of
a prominent Secessionist of Oregon!' We
want no better .duo to "the cbap that
Tstole the onions:"
2 Kelioious Ixtelliossce." Since
" Bra. the Bloody" can- na longer draw
a congregation, he has ample time to in
dulge in his natural propensity Slander.
One of his latest canards is, that the
Methodist Episcopal Church has spent
870,000 in the effort to free the negroes
of Missouri. But his hatred of Method
ism csn bo in a great measure overlook
ed, when we remember that the Church
was the cause of his losing bis right arm,
beside suffering some inconvenience ia
the nse of bis tongue !
Old " Shakeleg," the fiddling preach
er, who has a desire to cowhide some
body, boasts that he bas guarded himself
against loss in consequenco of the crisis,
by putting his niggers into his pocket.
That's jnst what the Devil will do with
him, some fine day 1
To the Chabitablb. For Mercy's
sake, will not some benevolent lexicog
rapher get up a new dictionary of slang
terms for the benefit of old "Drygripes,"
the " well-read man" of the Now ? He
has "chawed over" the terms "bar,"
" if tho Court knows herself," " Skee
sicks," "roots and yarbs," "ga-lo-ri
one," and a hundred other slang phrases
which his " thorough reading" has fixed
in his " sorrel top," until they are teto
tally ran into tho ground, and their wil
can no longer be appreciated by any one
save himself. All his editorials are
made up entirely of them; and at the re
quest Of several of his subscribers, we
snggest that here is a fine field for the
disinterested efforts of philanthropists.
"Bia Ma. Mai" Jim Lane, when
on his way to Washington, stopped at
Atchison, where they had a big hurrah
over him. In response, ho told what
tremendous things he should bring to
pass tbero should be immense crops
this season ; the Pacific Railroad should
run up the Kansas Valley, as Nature de
signed : people in other parts of the
State might build branches connecting
with that Road, if they so desired, but
the main trunk must run up the Valley
aforesaid; and tho State generally should
prosper. As Jim promises to deal in
the miraculous, psrhaps h(r can tell ns
whether he iutends to bring poor Jenkins
to lifo again I
L; P. WALKER.
Secretary of War.
beforehand to speak there. Secession
ists all on band. Willard P. Hall ably
answered the Mormon Prophet, bnt was
interrupted by the crowd of boys and
traitors, (scarcely any Union mea being
there, and nearly all the Secessionists of
Holt Connty being present.) One man
who has heretofore been considered a
gentleman, cried out, " We don't want
to hear you." The first three letters of
biajiame are I. S..I1.- At tha conclu
sion, old "Guts" proposed, through a
pretty little penny whistle month-piece
of bis, some resolutions, the sum and
substance of which was, an endorsement
of the Prophet's course in the Conven
tion, and a recommendation of the "fam
ily organ" as a good newspaper and
worthy of sustenance. Of course, "Dry
gripes," the sleepy old Yankee who con
ducts it, received a compliment.
Tha whole thing is ridiculed by all
who hear, of it, outside of the few con
coders and their tools.
,jk9 Tha traitors over in Holt swear
that the Omaha must be stopped, when
she comes down with those troops from
Fort Randall. If the Omaha were a
whiskey barrel, she would be in great
danger of an attack !
i-t We acknowledge tha receint. from
the office of the Nebraska Farmer, of a
variety of choice Garden Seeds, for which
Mr. Furnas will accept our thanks.
Fort Sumter Taken!
Anderson a Prisoner!
VOLUNTEERS CALLED FOR!
C" AYtek Theib Pir. Immediately .after
jthe Senatorial election, members -of the
i Legislature began to camper1 off to
c Washington, to the great danger of lea
ding tbat-body without a quorum. - The
'fact is, Lane and Pomeroy bad bought
their votee-witb promises of office, .and
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When Quacks and quack medi
cines so abound, people should be care
ful to use only remedies of established
reputation. Don't experiment on your
selves, but take those preparations which
have proved themselves, capable of enr
ing, and remember always that Curtis'
Mamaluke Liniment has entitled itself to
an enviabie reputation. No other medi
cine is so speedy in relieving the afflict
ed, in all those cases for which it is re
commended. This is also true of his
Compound Syrup of Sassafras. It bas
aerer failed to give entire satisfaction in
cases where it hu been properly admin
istered. ' See advertisement.
i- 3" Mr. Larzelere has failed in his
contest for a 6eat in the legislature.
This is all right and proper. In fac if
we understand the Legislative proceedings
rightly, he did not claim that he had re
ceived a' majority of the votes. ? We art
therefore the more surprised that he un
dertook the contest.
7 Jy It is rumored, as we go to proas,
that Gen. Lane has been:givh command
of 10,000. troops at Washington,, and
that he will' immediately, resign bis seat
i'b tha Beaate, and devote .himself to the
service of tha country: If this be tree,
begin to like his style.
PROCLAMATION FOR AN EXTRA
Hostilities hare commenced in earnest,
and the country is wild with excitement.
We give the despatches, as thay were re
ceived, from the commencement of the
hostile demonstrations. They are all
from Sonth Carolina sources, and allow
ance must be made for exaggeration, and
for a Southern coloring to all the state
ments; but we presume tho main facts,
are correct :
Charleston, S. C, April 12.
The following is the telegraphic cor
respondence between the War Depart
ment at Montgomery, and Gen. Beaure
gard, immediately preceding the hostili
ties. The correspondence grew out of
the formal notification by the Washing
ton Government, which is disclosed in
Gen. Beauregard's first dispatch :
No. 1. Charleston, April 8.
To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War,
An authorized messenger from Presi
dent Lineoln just informed Gov. Pickens
and myself that provisions will be sent
to Fort Sumter peaceably, or otherwise
No. 2.1 Mostoomert, April 10.
To Gen. G. T. Beauregard, Charleston:
If you have no doubt of the authorized
character of the agent who communica
ted to you the intention of the Washing
ton Government to supply Fort Sumter
by force, you will at once demand its
evacuation, and if this is refused, proceed
in such manner as you may determine to
reduco it. Answer.
(Signed,) L. P. WALKER.
Secretary of War.
No. 3. Charleston-, April 10.
To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War:
The demand will be made to-morrow,
at 12 o'clock.
(Signed,) G. T. BEAUREGARD.
No. 4.1 Moxtoovkbt, April 10.
To Gem. Beauregard:
Unless there are especial reasons con
nected with your own condition, it is
considered proper thst you should make
the demand at an early hour.
(Signed.) L. P.. WALKER.
Secretary of War.
No. 5.1 Chaklestok. April 10.
To L. P. WAikEB. Montaomerv:
Tha reasons are special for twelve
(Signed,) G. T. BEAUREGARD.
No. 6. Chablbstox. April 11.
To L. P. Walker, Secretary of War,
The. demand was aentat 2 o'clock, and
until six o'clock allowed to answer.
(Sigaad.) G. T. BEAUREGARD.
No. 7. Moxtoomkbt. April 11.
To Gev.-Bbabbboabd,- Charleston:
''Telegraph the reply of Major Ander
son. (Sigaed.lL. P. WALKER.
Secretary of War.
tknew the mea they had sold to and could, tbe j Herald and the
not trust tnsm wiia roe luiuument oi
their promiaas, without going along to
watch them. Soma of them will return
We would say to our neighbor
.of the Savannah Plain Dealer, that the
litems in onr "Xkingamyjig" column are
Jail selected. Wa never place original
Htamiia that column. "We observe that
be bas xaoently been giviag- the Chief
credit for aaeh items, and Baking com--iBeata'tBereon.
C3 I VT r--. ji
socJaT Godey'a Lady's Book, for May,
is ea onf table. It contains quite ia aum-
.uTi;Mflgelkr;witb-iU usual yarietyofj
Atchison Union, aver the Republican
Senators from Kansas. -That c election
bids fair to cause mora of a division
aasong the Democracy than, the .Republicans.
u jy Read the advertisement ,of T. B.
Peterson fe Brothers. They are issuing
some interesting works, and are always ia
the front rank in getting up tha latest and
choicest publications, together with the
best established ataadardrsrarks.
No. 8.1 Chablkstov. April Hi
To L. P. Walker, Secretary of Wear,
Major Aadersou replies: "I have the
honor to acknowledge the receipt if your
comsBunisaiioB aemanamg; toe evacua
tion of this fort, and to say in reply
thereto, that it ia a demand with which
I regret that my sense of honor and my
obligations to ray Government prevent
asy compliance." Ha adds:. "Probably
I will await the first shot, and if yoo do
not batter as to pieces, e will be starred
oat ma few days." Aaawer.
(Signed.) G. T. BEAUREGARD.,
? aT See the advertisement, ia another
column, of Manny's Reaper, for the sale
or which O. C. Whitney is'Ageat ia this
section of Kansas. It is a. cheap yet
valuable machine, ami one that baa with-
; No. 9.1 Mobtoomkbt, April 11,
To Gex. Bbacrboabd, CimrUtkm;
We"do not desira aeadlessTy "to, bom
hsrd Eort JBamtar. If Major Aadersaa
will state the tiasa at which as radicated
by him ha will evacuate, and aarea. that
ia tbeBMtisaeV.wni aot ass his gaas from the Charleataa batrWr:
against as unless oars aboaM be employ- The cannonadim nw
No. 10.1 Chajhusstos. April 12.
To L. P. Walker,1 Stentmry of Wetr,
He would aot aoaaaat. I write to-day.
(Signed,) G. T. BEAUREGARD.
Charlxstob. April 11. Intercepted
dispatches disclose the fact that Mr. Fox,
who had besa allowed to visit Major An
derson on the pledge that hia purpose
was pacific, employed his opportunity to
devise a plan for supplying the fort by
force, andrthat.thia plaaaaaVaeea adopt
ed by the Washington Gavernmoit and
was ia progress of execution.
Charlkstov, April 12. The ball bas
opened, wsr is inaugurated. The batter
ies of Snllivan'a IslandMorrik' Island,
and other points were opened, on Fort
8umter at 4 o'clock this morning. Fort
Snmter has returned the fire, and a brisk
cannonading has been kept np. No in
formation has been received from the sea
board yet. The military are under arms,
and the whole ol pur population are on
the streets, and every available space fac
ing the barber is filled with anxious spec
tatora. New York. April 12. The Herald's
special correspondent says: Fort Moultrie
began the bombardment with two guns,
to which Anderson rsplied with throe
shots from his barbette guns, after which
the batteries at Mount Pleasant, Cum
m togs' Point, and the floating battery
opened a brisk fire of shot and shell.
Anderson replied only at long inter
vals, until between 7 and 8 o'clock,
when he opened from two tiers of guns
looking towards Moultrie and Stevens'
Battery, but up to 3 o'clock, failed to
produce serious effect.
During the greater part of the day.
Anderson directed .bis shots principally
against Moultrie, the Stevens and float
ing batteries, and Fort Johnson, thoy be
ing the only ones operating against him.
Fifteen or eighteen shots struck the
floating battery, without effect.
Breaches, to all appearances, are be
ing made in the aides of Sumter exposed
to the fire. Portions of the parapette
were destroyed, and several guns shot
The fight will continue all night.
The Fort will probably be carried by
It is reported that the Harriet Lane
received a shot through her wheclhouse.
She is in the offing.
No other Government ships are in
The troops are pouring into tho city
Charleston, April 12. The firing
has continued all day without intermis
sion. Two of Fort Sumter's guns have
been silenced, and it is reportedthat a
breach has been made in the sonth-esst
wall. The answer to Gen. Besuregard's
demand by Major-Anderson, was that be
would surrender when his supplies w6re
exhausted, that is if he was not re inforced.
Not a casnslty has yet bsppened to any
of the forces. Of the nineteen batteries
In position "only seven have opened fire
on rort oomter; tbe remainder are held
in reserve for tha expected fleet. Two
thousand men reached this city this morn
ing, and embarked lor Morris Island
and the neighborhood.
The bombardment continues from the
floating, Stevens, and other batteries.
Sumter continues to return the fire.
It is reported that three war vessels
are now off the bar.
The firing bas ceassd for the night, but
will be renewed early in the morning.
Ample arrangements have been made to
prevent any reinforcements reaching An
SFECIAL TO THB KBW TORK HERALD.
Two men have been wounded on 8ul
I i van's Island, and a number struck by
spent projectiles. Three ships-of-war
are visible in tha offing, and it ia believed
that an attempt will be made to-night to
From the regularity of the firing, it is
thought that Anderson has a larger force
man was supposed.
It bas rained all day.
LATER FROM CHARLESTON.
The bembardment has recommenced
with mortars, and will be kept no all
It is supposed thst Anderson is rest
ing his men for the night.
The vessels cannot get in, aa a storm
is raging aad tha sea ia rough, making it
impossible to reinforce Sumter tonight.
The floating battery workrwell.
A regiment of Kentucky Volunteers at
Louisville, have"been ordeted by the War
Department at Montgomery to hold them
selves in readiness.
An extra aessioa of the Confederate
Congress has-been called for April 29th.
It is said tha expedition to reinforce
8umter was agaiasC'the advice of Gen.
Scott, who arged the evacuation of Snm
ter and Pickoas.
New York, April IS. TbaCommer
eial says Reverdy Johason. bow here, ex
presses warm apprsval'of tbe Prerideat's
present movemeat, aad emphatically af
firms that Mary lead .will give tbe Ad
ministratis cordial rapport
ot. Lrfxns. April IB p. Mr Tha rse-
ulsr Charleston dispatcbee of this mom
ing. dated-lOJJO o'clock, stats that at fa
tervals of twenty miaates firing was kept
up all night oa Fart Sumter; "Major
aaaerses cessea anng from Oomter at
6 o'clock in tbs evening. All light be
was engaged in repairiag damages aad
protecting tbe barbette gaas. Ha' com
menced to return tha' fire' at 7' b'elock
Fort Sumter sessas to ba srrsatlr dis
abled. Tha battsrr oa CammiBn'
Point doss Fort Samter great damage.
At 9 o'doek this aarniag. a dense smoke
Soared poi trom Homier. The Faderal
SBT is St half mast, airaalizinv .diatrM.
Thaabells from Fart Moaltria aad the
battavias oa Morris Island, fall into Ma
jor Anderson's stroageat bald thick aad
's mo taey caa-ba scaa ia their course
The President aad Secretary of the
Confederate 8tatea were serenaded oa tbe
night of the 12tb, at Montgomery. The
Secretary of War waa called out, and
aaid that the Confederate flag would aoon
be waving over Fort Sumter, and from
the Federal Capitol at Washington, if
the independence of the Southern Stales
was not recognized, and hostilities con
tinued. A Washington dupatcb to tbe New
York Tribune says Commander Fox
commands the vessels with provisions
which is to lead the expedition into
The President received the news calm
ly, and with a confident feeling that be
had done hia duty in the matter.
Senator-Sbermaa arrived from Ohio,
and reports tha Republicans there ready
to stand by him to the Isst.
President Lincoln has directed that
Capt. Won. B. St. Johns, 3d Infantry,
and Lieut. Abner Snead, 1st Artilleryi
cease to be officers of the army.
The regular troops hero have been or
dered to proceed to the outskirts of the
city, to watch every avenue there, while
the volunteers recently mustered, gusrd
the armories and public buildings. -
Videttes are constantly seen riding
through the streets.
Tbe war news is received with feelings
of regret. There is no excitement, but
the prospect for the future creates a gen
eral feeling of depression.
Gov. Sprsgue. ef Rhode Island, has
tendered to the Government the services
of the Marine Artillery and one thousand
Infantry, and offers to accompany them
The war news from Chsrleston creates
profonud sensation in Boston, and
throughout the State. The general sen
timent is that the Federal Government is
right and shall be sustained.
Orders have been received at New
Yorh to fit out the frigate Merrimac im
mediately. It is denied that any portion of the
Confederate loan has been offered in New
York. The entire amount has been ar
ranged at par within the limits of the
i to be DrenariBir to narticioate ia the
The fire of Morris Island aad Moultrie
ia divided between Sumter and the ships
The ahips have not yet opened.
The batteries of Sallivaa'a Island,
Cummings' Point, and Stevens Battery,
aroBonring shot and shell into Fort Sam
ter. Major Anderson does netreturn the
fire. . J-. fl r-
2000 Shots fired Tkt Fort in Flames
Anderson Surrendered The people
of Charleston wild with Joy !
Charleston, April 13.
It is reported that Fort Sumter is on
Charleston, April 13, 10:30 a. m. mand.
C T . iires A Is intervals ef Isvanl a I
U1ILU AJr.nfc iubi aia v inouii
minutes, firing was kept np all night on
Two of Msjor Anderson's magazines
Only occasional shots are fired from
The Morris Island bsttery is doing
heavy work. It is thought that only the
smaller magazines have exploded.
The greatest excitement prevails. The
wharves, steeples, and every available
place is parked with people.
The U. S. ships are in the offing, bnt
have not aided Msjor Anderson. It is
too late now to corns over the bar, as the
tide is ebbing.
The ships appear to be quietly at an
chor! They have not fired a gnn yet.
l tie entire root ot tne barracks is one
sheet of flames.
Shells from Cammings' Point and Fort
Moultrie are bursting in and over Fort
Sumter in quick succession.
The Federal Qtg still waves.
Major Anderson is only occupied in
putting out fire.
Every shot on Fort Sumter now seems
to tell severely.
The people are anxiously looking for
Major Anderson to strike his flag.
It is ststed from reliable sources that
up to 10 o'clock to-day, no one at Moul
trie was killed.
Eleven shots from Fort Sumter pene
trated the floating battery below the wa
Tho. few shots fired by Major Anderson
esrly this morning, knocked the clum
neys from the officers quarters at Moul
trie like a whirlwind.
Major Anderson's only hope is to hold
out for aid from the ships.
1 wo sbips are making in towards Mor
ris' Island, with a view to land troops,
and silence the batteries. The flames are
raging all around it.
Major Anderson has thrown out a raft
loaded with men who are passing np
buckets of water to extinguish the fire.
The fort is scarcely discernible. The
men on the raft are now objects of fire
from Morris Island. With glasses, balls
can be seen skipping over the water,
striking the unprotected raft. Great hav
oc, is created among tbe poor fellows. It
is surmised that Major Anderson is grad
ually blowing np the Fort. He scarcely
fires a gun.
At half past 11 o'clock flames were
bursting from all tbe port bales. Tbe
destruction of Fort Sumter is inevitable.
Four vessels, two, of them large steam
ers, are in sight over the bar. Tbe larg
est appeara to bo engaging Morris Island.
The flames have nearly subsided in
Sumter, but Major Anderson does aot
are any guns.
Gen. Beauregard left tbe wharf jnst
now in a boat for Morris' Island. Tbe
excitement it, if anything, increasing.
I have received a letter from 8. B.
Boylston, dated at Moultrie, 6 o'olock
ion a. m., ne says, aot oae ataa waa
killed or wonadsd.,
The iron bsttery bad besa . damaged.. .
Tbe rifled caaaoa.of the battery did
great.ezecatioB oaJSamter, aad were all
aimed at Aadersea's port holes.
, Three of Sumter's barbette gaas were
.dismounted, eeeef which was. a tea inch
colnmbiadt , 1 ,
A corner of Tart. .Sumter opposite
Moultrie, was lenoekad aff.t "B-rf
The steamers Water'.Witch, Mohawk,
aad Pawnee, it was thoagat ware tbe first
vessels sees ia tbe offing.
Another correspeadsat ssys the bom-
Fort Samter is still 'eaire.
There has just been two explosions-at
Fort 8umter. s t-' i
Chablbston, April 13; r. m. Tbe
Federal flag waa again heisted-ever Fort
8nmter, when Porcher'Miles, with a flag
of truce, weat to the Fort.
In a few minutes tbe Federal flsgwas
again drawn down by Major Anderson,
and the white flag again unfurled.
Charleston, 13tb ("via. Augusta, Ga.)
Fort Sumter h.ia surrendered.. The
Confederate flag floats over' its walls.
None of the garrison jar Confederate
troops are hurt.
Gen. Beauregard has just gone to Fort
Snmter: also three fire companies to
quench the fire before it reaches the mag
azine. Fort Snmter has been unconditionally
surrendered. The people, are wild with
No' Carolinians were hurt. Two thou
sand shots were fired altogether.
Anderson and men were conveyed to
Morris Island under guard.
Major Anderson has reached the city,
the guest of Gen. Beauregard.
The people sympathize with Anderson,
bnt abhor those in the steamers in sight,
who did not even attempt to reinforce
The wood work and officers' quarters
of Fort Snmter are all burned. No offi
cere were wounded.
The fort was taken possession of to
Gen. Beauregard telegraphed to the
Secretary of War last night, that there
had been heavy firing all Friday; that
four guns of Fort Sumter had been dis
mounted; that the Confederate batteriea
were all tafe; that nobody was hurt; that
four steameis were off the bar; and that
the sea was quite rough.
Nothing of to day's proceedings ban
been received by tus W ar Department,
Five of Anderson's men were wounded
one of them thought mortally.
After the surrender, a boat was sent
from a ship of War outside to Morris'
Island, requesting permission for the ves
sel to enter and take off Anderson's com
Particulars of the Fight at Samter I
Proclamation of the President He calls
for 75.000 Volunteers Xorth Thor
oughly Aroused Assistance Tendered
by the Free States !
Later accounts confirm the report of
Tbe Carolinians are surprised that the
fight is over.
Soon after the flg staff wasshot over.
Wigfall waa sent by Beauregard to Sum
ter with a white Aug, to offer assmtaiiee
to subdue the flames. He was met by
Major Anderson, who said, ha had just
displayed a white flag, but the batteries
bad not stopped firing. WigfitU replied
that Anderson must haul down the Amer
lean flag. Surrender or fight was the
word. Mjor Anderson then hauled
down tbe flag. .
Several ofVen. Beauregard's stafl
came and stipulated that the, surrender
be unconditional for the present, sub
ject to tha terms of Gen. Beauregard.
Major Anderson was allowed to remain
in posessiou at present.
Dispatches of the 14th say the nego
tiations were completed on Saturday
Major Anderson's command were to
evacuate Sunday morning, and embark
on the war vessels in the harbor.
It is reported that Anderson's surrender
waa because his quarters and barracks
were destroyed, and he bad no hope of re
inforcetnent. The fleet lay by for thirty
hours and could not, or would not help
him. His mea were prostrated by over
The explosions heard st Sumter were
caused by a lot of shells ignitinsr. Thf
barracks caught fire three times from hot
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auui irum run momma, everything u
in ruins bat the casemates. Many guns
are dismantled. The walls look like
Fort Moultrie ia badly damaged, and
the bouses on the island are badlv rid
A boat from the Fort to night official
ly notined the tloet of tbe surrender of
f ort Sumter.
It is not known what will be done with
Fort 8nmter or the vanquished. Furth
er accounts state that Major Anderson
and hia mea were to leave Sunday night.
14th inst, oa tbe Isabel for New York,
The fleet was still oateids.
In Mr. Lincoln's reply to the Virginia
vjooiniisaiDBers oa paiurday, after ex
pressing hia regret t lat the public mind
is still uncertain a to his eanra. am! re
affirming the policy marked out in hi
iaaugaral address, be said, "but if aa now
appears to be tree, ia the pursuit of a
purpose to drive the U. 8. authorities
from those places, aa unprovoked assault
has been made npoa Sumter, I shall hold
myself at liberty to repossess ifL-ean
like places which had been aix,r feir J
rh flmmm.t''-. j"' I' ' t 7 V
aBJiBaayeveBt.jBkall.totha best of
my, ability, repel force.by, force'. I case
it proves tree teat Oamter haa h. ..
eeolted aa is reported., I aTull j,, hapa
from all tha States which dalm in u
aa w::.: -.v.. -;. -.aftr-
; "; "VV ..! ii commence
-". WT" gwasf ue Uovern
J AW" "rf "WJi;.'deraaBaait.
Whatever etas I may'dVfor'tae pnrpose.
I shall not attempt to collect th. Li;
stooll the teit of thorough, trisl-
with- agaiast-Fort Snmter, ;yporare.thas I
, ' avoid tbe effusion of blood. If thu or i
ploy- The caBnonadiaaj is goiag ob" fiercely
from all points, frW the vessels outside
and all along the coast.
bardmeathas closed. Major -Aadersoa
naanauiea down taeaurs jSajascripee
sad ditplsyed'a white Jag. 'whisk' has
been answered from 'the city, aaa aaat. ia
oa the way to Samter. ;. ' ,
The breeches jaede ia Fort Samter
are in .the side opposite to, Oaasauaaa
point." Two of tbe port holes are kaeck
ed iato one, aad tbe.wall from the top is
Three vsssels--oae ef them, a large I
sized steamer sre over, tbe bar, ana
?.5?f,to ! -PtwTp.rt
of the coaatm Not meaning by thi-
the borderof tlMMn.j.-'r " V
Arraageaeaats ' Mt-js--ilrL
Wsahiaanoa to coacaatratotaaVmilitaW
at aey tbreateaed aoi.L v,TtfSS
.aaitsstei u.vSisjr farther
t aay lar
dered their resignation and they wer, ,a
!rvV77b.i?.. "' Prob'
The Ntionil Volunteers passed reso
lutions denouncing the military 0Dtr
tion of the Government, and exnr."
tbvir K.vmpathy with tha Secession;8f, Wl
The guards at the Departments ,'.
Hisri-ebea from Washington 14th
gira ingestion that the Prelident h
dejernied;oa carrying out the policy of
hWj?K. '' !d m PJwetl ' onre
to,res,he.act,o. of the Confeder.te
StatwJ Itf bis. proclamation he 8T
WHCTBA9.The laws of the Unhed
States have been and are now opposed in
several States by combinations too p0r
eifnl to be-sappressed in the" ordinary
way :, I therelora call forth tbe militia of
the several States of theTJrifon to the e
grrgate number or 75,000. to MirP,
r.iid combinations and exrrnte the Lk,
r appeal to all loyal citizens to f.cili
tate, Jo aid jhia effort to maintain the
1 .ws and the integrity o? the Nttion.l
Union, and, the perpetuity of popular
gove,rnment, aud redress wrongs thst
have long been endured. The first ser
vice assigned to the force will be to re
poiscse.tha forts,- places and. property
that hive been seized from the Union.
Tbe n't'most care wdl be taken, consis
tent with the object, to avoid dettitntion
and destruction, or interference with the
property of peaceful citizens ia ny part
of the country, and I hereby command
persons composing tha aforesaid combi
ntinna, to 'disperse within tnruty (20)
days from date. I hereby convene both
honses of Congress for the 4th day of
July next, to determine upon measures
which the public safety and interest de
AnnAUAM Liscolx, Prw't.
By.-Wx. H. Skwaud. Sec. of State.
The feeling throughout the country on
the war news is intense.
At Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday,
a large and enthusiastic meeting wit
held ami patriotic speeches made. The
following resolution was passed:
Jiesolred, That we will, with al! the
means in our power, maintain the Gov
ernment and flxg of the U. S.
beveral volunteer military companies
Thi New York Hcrald'n dNpati-h suvs
Lincoln rereived the news of JUjor An
dorou'a surrender, with the remark that
he was not snrpried.
The 7th an-l 69ih regiments have vol
unteered tbcirservices in defence of Wash
mpton."""" - At Columbns, Ohio. A ljt. Gen. C.tr
rington has issned order carrying into
effect the military Ijws jn-t enai-ted by
the General Assembly, providing for
0.000 regular militia, besides a militia
o tho ieerve of not less thm 35.000
mea, to be nbject to immediate transfer
into the regular force. The regnlar mil
itia hs been orgxnize-l into 25 regiment-),
winch, npon a war ba-ii-j, would make
25 000 men.
On Saturday Ins office was thronged
by persons eagerly inquiring for the news,
and offering lliesr seivicw, irrespective ot
party, in support of the fe leral govern
Gov. Morton, of ludiuna, is in posnes
sinn of information from all parts of the
Stste, indicating that volunteer companies
are being formed everywhere, and that
30,000 men can be relied on to respond
to any call foi their services in defending
the national Aug. All our volunteer
companies will offer their services to tbe
At Chii-ago the news of the surrender
of Fort, Sumter created a profound sensa
tion. It was at first discredited, but
when later dispatches arrived, confirming
prerious reports, the excitemeut was in
tene. All patties express a determina
tion ,to np hold the government in en
forcing tbe laws and maintaining tha
sumpiemary of the national flag.
At Detroit the people were much ex
cited., The untnim on sentiment of the State
is that tlie.position assumed by the guv
ernment must he maintained..
An imMomptu meeting of-the mem
bera of the Legislature and influential
citizens of Detroit.was.held, composed of
all parties; They passed resolutions de
nouncing the rebellious organization call
ed the Confederate Ststes, and declared
their intention to stand by the old flag at
At Albany, New York, it is rumored
Gov. Morgan has received dixpatchrs
from the President asking for aid Irora
Lincoln's reply to the Virginia com
missioners is decidedly unsatisfactory to
the Repnbliesns sad Democrats. The
former think it not decided enough, and
the latter believe it to be the initiation of
civil war." i
At Richmond, Va., demonstrations of
joy were made during Saturday mgnt,
and a party hoisted the Southern bag oa
capitof, but it was subsequently removed
by the guard. -?-..
Gov. Yates, of Illinois, has issued a
proclamation calling for an extra session
of tbe Legislature, to meet at Springfield
Gov.- Cortia. of Peaasylvaais, has
goae torWashiagtoa- H says Pennsyl
vania can send 100.000 men to defend
tbe Capital. -
InJheVirgiai:aoaveatioa. oa Satar
day, Carlisle aad Earlsy deprecated the
actioa'of 8ooth Carolinia in firing on
Samter,, aad, expressed devotioa to the
Ktare. and stripes.. ' -' j i -
gallantry of South. Careliai. aad claim
ed that! whatever the eoaveetioa did the
8ttetwould go oat ol the Union.
The Gaveraorr eeamuaiestsd. s. dis
pateb:(roj3oy. Picksas. giving aa ac-eeaBt:4fibe.Baaaefdaseat,-aayin;
ia.a.foeioaB f re eas freae.Samtar,- bet
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