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D. W. TILTON. Bax. R. Dirrs.
PtrcLISnRns AND PltPiaoRS.
Olffice at the City Rook Store, Corner
of UWallace and Jackseon Streets.
One copy, one year, $7.50
One copy. six months, 4.00
One copy, three mouths, - - - 2.50
Rates of Advertising.
Iusiness cards, (fie liner or less,) one year $20 00
S " six months, 15 00
" " three months 10 00
One squar- one year, (ten lines or less) • 40 00
One wuare six months , " " " 25 00
One square, three months "," " 15 00
Quarter coluum, one year, 0 00
" six mohtb .46 00
three " 30 00
Ia.21 column, one year, 90 00
S zix months. 60 00
" . . three months 45 00
(.Or colum.n, one year, 150 00
S ix montbs' 100 00
" three mouths, 75 00
JRegular advertisers will be allowed to change
qoaarterly without additional charge.
..I bu~siness communications shouldhbe addressed
to D. W. TILTON & Co., Virgtnia City, M. T.
Job Printing of every description executed in a
Superior manner and at reasonable rates. -
OFFICA L DIRECTORY.
rvr.nvrn, SIDNEY EDGERTON, Bannack City;
SCIHETAILY, II. P. FORSEY;
CirimF JUsTICE, 11. L. HOSMER,
AssociaTE JusriCE, AMI GIDDINGS,
" " L. B. WILLISTON,
ArrY. GEERAL., E. B. NEALY, Virginia City;
nMARSHAL. C. J. ]BCK.
SURVEYOR (rNSERAL, MI. BOYD.
A mITroR, JOHN S. LOTT.
TiE.ASt:.ER, JOINI J. HULL.
!County Offlcers of Madison County.
County Commissioners, JAMzs FnRous,
SA•i" L- W. STAuLEr,
FRED. K. 1ooT.
'robate Judge, Twi.r. C. Josss.
Sleriff, Nan. Mowtx.
Treasurer, Ronmwr N. HILL.
Recorder, It. M. -HA.SAMN.
launicilal Officers of Virginia CIty.
Police Judge and Ex-Of.cio Mayor, G. G. BassuLL.
Members,of Council, E. K. uooruaY,
" JAMER GIBsos,
" " . FonD.
Marshal, JaERR NOLtA.
W. L. MCMATH.1 W. Y. LOVEI..]
tIc1IATH & LOVELL,
Attorneys at Law, Virginia City, M. T., will promp
tly attend to all professional business entrusted to
their care. 1-3m
W. J. Mc4Coieilr.) [HAnnr Bcnss
McCORMICK & BURNS,
Attorneys at Law, Virginia City, Montana Territo
ry. OWce at Dance & Stuart's. 1-6m
W. M. SITrAoaoR, R. B. PAnaorr, L. W. Ioarox ,
Cal. Iowa. Col.
STAFFORD, PARROTT & BORTON,
Attorneys at Law, Office on Idaho street, opposite
the court house, Virginia City, Montana Territory.
Re turant, Virginia City, Montana Territory.
Meal served at all hours. Also eebest of liquors.
J B. JUIiE,
Boot & Shoe maker, Virginia City, Montana Ter
ritory. The bet of custom work always on hand.
Give me a trial. 1-G6r
French Baker. Nevada City, Montana Territory,
would say to his numerous customers that he is al
wars on hand to stuff the mouths of the hungry.
Give him a call. 1-6m
DIR. H. N. CREPIN,
Physician and Surgeon, formerly asistant in the
IIo.pital du midi in Paris, and attached to the New
York Hospital, New York--recently from Dubuque.
cwa. Office in Virginia City, opposite the hay
cales, main street. 1-6m
S. T. BUTLER,
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler. Particular
attention paid to repairing all classes of watches.
Any part of arty watch can be made new at-this as
tThlihm,,nt. and warranted-to give satisfaction.
tell and examine specimens of Jewelry made from
the native gold. 1-ly
Netada City, Montana Territory.
IIUIS BELANGER, - - - - PnomIETmR.
Thij hotel i- situated on Main street, and in the
1 l.t part of the City. The table supplied with the
b'-t the market affords, and the saloon furnished
with the best liquors.
Roome and beds can be had at reasonable prices.
Charges for board moderate. 2
A CERTIFICATE OF TEN SHARES OF THE
consolidated Silver Star Company. The owner
by provixaing property and paying for this advertise
mnent can have the saene at the City Book Store,
Virgini. City. 4--tf
Cauvr ,'tre't, Virginia City, M. T. Palboaa &
Khjdali, proprietors. Keep on hand all kinds of
lbraml cBake- and pies, which aro goingoff like "hot
ctk_." at cheap rates. 1.-n
STAR BAKERT AND SALOON,
Nevada City. M. T. Peter Ryea, proprietor.
All persons wishing good bread are reque'sted to
C"ll. Prices low. Also, beer furnished with the
lest of drinks. Here is the place to get an Hbnest
loaf, a eske or pie, and "something to was It
L UMBER YARD.
'idaho street, Virginia City, M. T. James Gen
all:, pro seter, oeepsu, istaet! a bliad . ll
L.inds of the best lamber, whfeh will be sold at low
Drs.B100EE & GLICO
Jackseon sanspewt1plw w 'Wassl VIAr
, 111 "sI tty eatemp to;tt err.
Office in tagle Drug Store, Virginia City. l-ly
. J. ROE A CO.,
Wallace street, Virginia City, Wholesae ad
er.il dealar in Groerim, Dry ood,, Clothing,
Hardware Stovee, tc. St. Loui winter wheaot,
four, a.d corn me • for a1b .- the h W -
quantities to . undred or in.
ýWglactreet, ViribniaCity, M T. J. M. Catner
proprietor The propritor announces to his old
friend and the public generally, that he is now
-repared to accommodate boardersby them ' day
beet the market affords. 1-l h
LEWIS A AL,
Manufacturers of Jewelry J3ackono reet, Vir
ginia City, M. T. Strict atteition gien to re
assortment of Jewelry. Every thing in oar lne
made to order at low rate. l-3m
COL Q.'Dg a O
HAIR DRESSING ROOM.
Hair Dyeing and Cutting Done in
TOM. WHITE, Proplietor.
W. F. SANDERS,
A TTORXEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Virginia City, Montana Territory.
OFFICE IN POST OFFICE BUILDING. PA
tients visited at their residence when desired.
ROATH & CO.,
AMERICAN WATCHES JUST RECEIVED DX
rect from the mnufactorirs.
Every description of Jewelry manufactured from
the Native Gold. Call, Examine Specimens,
and then judge.
Sign of the MAKrOTH WATCH.
NEVADA CITY, Montana Territory.
Virginia City, Sept. 10, 1864.
Real Estate and lMining Agency.
All business promptly attended "to. Office in
Poef Ofice Building
J. T. HENDERSON,
PAINTER AND SIGN WRITER.
Office oe Cover Street, Virginia City.
LIME AND BRICK.
Also Flue Building, and all kinds of brick work I
done to order. 5-3m
ATTORNEY AT LAW, VIRGINIA CITY, MON- -
tana Territory. Office. corner of Wallace and
Jackson streets, at J. A. Ming's Store.
Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon.
MUSTACHE AND tIAIR COLORING. 1
South Side of Wallace Street, Va. City t
LYONS & WHITE, Proprietors. f
F. C. CORNELL, X. D.
Phystiran and Surgeon.
Office at the Nebraska House, nearly opposite the
A S THE DOCTOR IIAS ENJOYED A SALUBRI
ous and successful proctice for upwards of 30
years and as he has permanently located in this city
he feels confident insoliciting a liberal share of the
Corner of Idaho and Jackson Sts., Vir
ginia City, Montana Territory.
WM. & JOHN A. SHOOT
(Formerly of the Planter's House, Hannibal Mo.)
T HE ABOVE NAMED HOUSE, FORMERLY
conducted by Win. Sloan, Es4., having been
enlarged and re-Otted is now open with every facil
ity for the accommodation of Guests and Boarders.
Comfortable rooms and beds are provided, and the
table is carefully funaished with the best the mar
ket and seasons afford.
Passengers for the early Stage Coaches can obtain
go od gings here and be wakened at the proper
hour. The patronage of the public is respectfully
solicited. Wx. A Jxo. A. SHOOT,
JOHN S. ATCHISON,
REVENUE STAMPS AND BLANKS
. FOR SALE AT
"ALLaEN & WILL&Al 5Df WANIlE.
VIROGINIA CITY; MONTANA TERRITORY.
Wallace St., Next Door to Weary's
MUAsl - VEETABLES, O: X1AM,
Aa., Aic., 4a.
BTE'WAM A lBALL.
airsgin: City, M.iiao T ritoy., 'Scbwwb i
eabokkie, Propoetora. 1-40
Writtep epresy or the Montaas Iort 'i
Five ,pat aeeieled by IadIwa.
During the fall of lS- I.was engge,
while in the ,employ of the 'Fur ComriphY
in fetting out saw logs for Fort B-.--, anJ
nad a very narrow escape from being cap
tured by the Indians, and feeling sure that
none of those who shared the danger twill I
ever forgot the circumstances, I; write this I
account, trusting that it may meet the eye I
of some of my companions, now scattered a
by the hand of Destiny far and wide over t
the face of th9 globe. Fhe simple and un
adorned narrative of our trials and deliv- t
erance, may perchance recall with feelings t
of pleasure, the memory of our friendships f
during the days of our wanderings among t
the red men. .
Our shanty was of triangular shape, built
close to the banks of the Miesoari. The d
entrance was from.the river side, the back k
of the building presenting a square face t
towards the dense woods which stretched a
for three miles back to the foot of the bluffs. a
To get out, the requisite number of logs v
would have taken us about 15 days; so we t
started with ten days' provisions, depend- b
ing on killing some game with which we a
calculated to eke out our supply for the re- e
maining five days.
We were getting along finely, and had
one half of our raft afloat, when on the
seventh day, we were startled by the hasty
return of the man who was attending to
our stock, who brought the alarming intel
ligence that he had seen a war party of In
dians, but whether they had seen him or
not he could not tell. All that remained
for us to do, was to prepare, as well as pos
sible, for all emergencies. We could not
leave by land, as the Indians were between
us and our horses; and to try to escape on
foot would have been madness. having no
boats of any kind, we could not hope to es
cape by the river. So we were forced to
remain in stattt quo, and await the denoue
ment, which was not long delayed. Among
my six comrades there was one, a Spaniard,
who deserves especial mention. He was as
brave a man as I ever met with, and had we
followed his advice, several lives would
have been spared. As night closed in, we
increased our watchfulness, and soon we
descried the forms of the Indians moving
stealthily along through the underbrush.
The moon went down about midnight, and
hardly an hour had elapsed ere we became
aware of the near approach of the red
devils. We had kept ourselves ready for
action ever since dark, and when the In
dians with a terrible yell, made a rush for
our little fortress, the crack of seven rifles
somewhat astonished them. Not expecting
so determined a resistance, they withdrew
and left us undisturbed for the rest of the
night. At day break we all felt like sleep
ing, but, by order ofd the Spaniard, whom
we considered as our commander, two kept
watch while the others sought repose. As
we began to suffer from thirst, he conclud
ed to go for water, it being but about thirty
feet to the river, and a steep bank inter
vening between our shanty and the stream.
He supposed he could creep along unob
seri'ed, but he was mistaken, for as soon as
his body was fairly out of the door, twenty
shots were fired at him simultaneously, for
tunately without effect and in another mo
menthe was in our midst. During the day
several attempts were made by him to get
to the water, but all failed. During the
night the pangs of thirst became an addi
tional source of trouble, and we also ob
served with the greatest consternation the
smallness of our stock of provisions.
During the day, the red skins kept them
selves out of range of our guns, but when
the second night closed in on us, we had the
satisfaction of seeing one of the Indians
fall by the rifle of the Spaniard. After the
moon went down and darkness covered the
woods, our leader was fortunate enough to
slip unobserved to the river and return
with a bucket full of the long coveted
water. Never did I think more of the Mis
souri water than I did that night. We were
left undisturbed during the remaining hours
The second day at noon, the Spaniard
concluded to try to make his escape to the
Fort and get assistance. He started, and
was gone not more than one hour, when we
heard him coming through the dry brush
and tall weeds at full speed, the Indians
not twenty yards behind him. They must
have been determined to get him alive; fur
as he says, they could have shot him several
Things now b,;an to wear a desperate
aspect. Our provisions had failed, and the
Indians seemed determined to starve us out.
We dared not leave the shanty, not know
ing how many of the red devils we had to
contend with. Never did I feel so faint as
on the evening of the third day. In the
evening, we could see the Indians moving
through the woods, and shortly after they
opened fire on us. The thicknless of the
logs prevented this from doing any harm,
and shortly after we saw them retreating
down the river bank. We were thinking
that we had got rid of our beseigers, and
started out next morning for the fort afoot,
but hardly had we left the shanty, when we
were received with a shower of bullets,
which luckily did us no fatal injur, only
wounding one man in the thigh. With dif
ficulty we dragged him into the shanty, and
made up our minds that we would sooner
die the slow death bf starvation, than he
eaptured by our savage foe. Our captain
then proposed to make an attempt to get off
by the way of the river, To thi wo all
agreed, and he 'promise to lay his plans
before *a ia the. revning H'lunger being
now felt much more. keenly than ve~ we
tore off the sZes of our moccasins which
were 'iiadte ;ofraw bull ide, being
soaked in ws. r, were it isat stiips and
gig.eel. d .v qrev dy. th. whole party.
Iach rorvs4r did. not matin% oar 0e
-r, it aileast kept si avire. Night dame
on once more, btqie Uq.i# i".
i;ar the wah , r
shanty, when the report a 6ift was
heard, the ball striking close to his head.
We were forced to give up oarbopeu of es-.
cape for that night, and next day, we fr
ished our maoeeusin sales, -waItin pa
tienly for the frietidly darkiee.. Before
sunset,it C.oimenced to pCldd ai; *ad soon
it began to rain slowly .and steadily with
every appearanoe of continuing to do so all
night. The time o oour deliverance drew
nigh. Soon after twilight t got so-dark that
nothin could be seen farther than a foot
ahead. The Spaniard, after cautioning us
to-be as silent a, possible, led the way, and
creeping on our. hads and knees, we left
the shanty, roaching the river bank in eale
ty and unobserved. By feeling along we
found the raft, and by the utmost exertion,
with our sheath knives, we cut loose two
logs apiece, working breast deepia the cold
waiter, faint from hunger, the rain drizzling
ddwn on us, and each with a pole in his
hand shoved off. The current att of from
the bank where we started under. We had
chosen such a place to facilitate the starting
of our raft. We rapidly left the dangerous
vicinity and floating along silently, reauchw
the fort by sunrise, where we were espied
by the guard, and taken front our iloet4 in
a skiff, more dead than alive. May I never
experience another such : siege.
[We should say one was enough, and con
gratulate our friend on his escape.-E!.3noa
The Pride ef Brlth.
If there is any one kind of vanity more
essentially silly than another, it is the pride
of birth. We pariofl the veteran who per
petually relates his story of foughtcn field
and glory won; we excuse the diplomat
who speaks of giving pence to the world;
and we even palliate the vanity which is
engendered by the possession of a fine
form, a beautiful face or a musical voice;
but our gorge rises against the booby who
delights in proclaiming the questionable
honors of his descent from a long he of
titled freebooters, strong armed fillibusters,
or, worse still, land owning nobodies. For
the bumptious air of the latter class, we
cannot afford anger. It would be laugha
ble if it were not so contemptible. To the
aristocracy of good deeds and unsullied
reputation, we willingly defer, but to the
multitudinous assemblages of gilded igno
rances, (sometimes they are not even gilded)
we yield no foot of ground. In trade or
in agriculture, this aristocracy is a most
absurd affair. Bar iron looks down on ten
penny nails; forty-rod in the barrel casts
a withering glance at whisky in the glass;
the keeper of an eating house considers the
cook very low; even the mule-bestriding
wagon boss scoffs at the muletoer, while'the
planter shrugs his shoulders at the farmer
of a quarter section. Wherever we see an
attempt to enact the big Indian, we put
down the actor for a ninny. Not to men
tion the trifling deviations from the seventh
commandment, to which aristocratic fami
lies have ever been liable, if history is to
be relied on, and which may vitiate (oh,
horror,) the stainless pedigree of a Fitz
phlunky or a Vandermon; the mere fact I
that great men seldom have great sons iti a
certificate that, like the potatoe, your high
ly descended spoon has the best part of
him under ground. Worth constitutes the
true nobility. He who serves his country
men best should enjoy their respect in the
highest degree; but, with Pretence, upon
whose crooked shoulders accident has
pitchforked a gilt jerkin, may Providence
grant us one fair dealing, and no more.
May we be permitted to buy him at our
price and sell him at his own. The hand of
the decent mechanic is worth the shaking.
The stout fist of the tiller of the soil gives
a manly and a welcoming grasp, but the
white veal of your two finge;:d dandy
would sicken the stomach of a man, if the
lisp and imperfect speech of the creature
did not act as a counter-irritant. " He
who makes two blades of grass grow where
but one grew before is a benefactor of his
species," but he who rests his claim to
honor on the celebrity of a dead man is
like a crooked line in mathematics, the
sooner he is' rubbed out the better, even
for appearance sake.,
COLORADO ELECTION RIZ`:;:..-W1e clip
the following from the Denvcr News. It
will be seen that the State question has
been lost, the "anties" carrying the day,
so far as heard from, by almost 1,000.
The remaining 'counties to come in will
scarcely change the figures much either
: We append below the majorities by coun
iee as far as we have learned them. None
of the couniee, except. Gilpin, are yet cor
plete, and those we take froma the Jotrnal
of the 14th which has many obvious errors
in its gaures. There are so many roports
about different, preeinets, and so many kg
ures make so much extra work to bQ~pgb
and revise them that we have consolidated
thim into eOunties as below, and will thus
give'them as biearly au possible until 'of
ficial returns are p1ace4in oar possession.
GilpinCounty At. Con. 0-- MaJ.
Arrapaho a n part, 3 u
Clear Creek, "' 160
desermon, C 95 ' a
: d a 47 or Cou. 200 c "
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LATUstS? DY uElvgul
Sr. Lois, Sept. 25,.
oes. Shelby's rebel cavalry said to be
4,000 ori5,00 btrong, occupied Frederickl
town, 20 milesfrom Pilot Knob, yesterday.
lhelbyas design hia pot yet been deeloped.
, en. Wing, eommansng the distrct of
St. Louis, toot a brigade-A. J. Smith's
troops and went outl'ast night and is other
wise faly prepred- to meet the enemy.
Pilot oqb wrt fortiftd and prriom
ed. Cape Girardeau, on the river, can
stand a siege, and the only damage the
rebels can do, is totemporarily cut the Iron
Mountain a ailroad.
When Price crossed the Arkansas river,
some days since, at least part of his forces
moved towards Batesville, evidently with
the design of joining Shelby in north east
Kansas, and, with their combined com
mands, invading Missouri from the south
The force occupying *Fredericktown is
doubtless the advance of this ,eolumn,
which i.; estimated to be 10,000 or 12,000
Gen. Smith, with the 15th corps, left
Brownsville on the 1)uvall's Bluffs and Lit
tle dock railroad a few days ago in a north
erly direction. Shelby will have to look
sharply after his rear. The situation will
probably develop itself in a few days.
It is now said that Price has entered4is
souri with a force estimated at 30,000. IHis
plan, as supposed, is to control a portion
of the State,'and with three columns en.
deavor to capture all the important points
held in the country.
It is'ex.ected that Kirby Smith would
join him with fromI0,000 to I2,000 men.
In Arkansaes the guarilut were also con
centrating for this movement. The column
now in 'the south-east is doubtless under
Shelby, who has some 6,000 to $,000 men.
Reporta are in circnlation to-night, that
part of the force which occupied Freder
xcktown yesterday had captured Cape Gir
ardeau to-day, but this is doubtful. They
may have beenr demonstrating in that di
rection, but the post is too strong to be
taken by cavalry.
We have the following additional from
Miltary preparations here are very ac
tive. The blacksmith shops have been busy
all day shoeing cavalry horses. Ordnance
stores are being sent to different points and
everything is being put in fine train for im
mediate active service.
Gen. Pike has called all the enrolled
militia out. Gen. Rosecrans will issue an
appeal to morrow, calling the people to
arms. The trains from the Iron Mountain
railroad are still running. So far as known
the railroad has not been molested.
WASHINcTON, Sept. 26."
Dispatches from Sheridan up to 11 o'clock
on Saturday night, dated 6 miles south of
New Market, have been received. Hle had
driven the enemy from Mount Jackson
without being able to bring on a general
engagement. Theenemy were moving rap
idly and he had no cavalry present to hold
them. Torbett had attacked Wydkham's
forces at Surrey and captured a number of
Sheridan found rebel hospitals in all the
towns from Winchester to New Market.
Twenty pieces of artillery were captured at
Fisher's Hill, together with 1,100 prisoners,
a large amount of ammunition, cassions,
timbers, and a large quantity of entrench
ing tools, small arms and debris. No list
of captured material has been reoeived.
The small towns through the valley have
a great many rebel wounded.
Gen. Stevens reports the arrival at Har
per's Ferry of a train of our wounded, with
twenty captured guns and 80 additional
Breckinridge has gone to take command
of the rebel department of the annth.w,.+
Dispatches received this morning from
Sherman's command states that Hfood ap
pears to be moving towards the Alabamas
lines in great force. Rebel raiders are op
erating against Sherman's communications
and had captured Athens, Alabama. Vig
orous exertions are being made to overtake
and destroy this force.
Jeff Davis is reported to be at Macon.
Reports have also been received from
Major General Canby. Gen. Steela has
been strongly reinforced and lha taken the
Dispatches from Gen. Grant, dated ten
o'elock last night, report no military ope
The above compripes the substance of the
military information proper for publication
received to the present date by this depart
ment. . [Signed] STANTON.
When the resolution of the late Balti
timore convention, declaring that they
deemed it essential to the general welfare
that harmony should prevail in the nation.
al councils and regarding as worthy of pub
lic conlidenne and olfficial trust thiose only
who cordially endorsed the principles. set
forth in the series of resolutions which
should characterize the administration of
the government, was, shortly after its pas
sage, read;by Postmaster Gehesal Blair, he
at once verbally tendered his resignation,
which was not formally made or accepted
until to-day, as will be seen by the follow
mg correspondence. HI is uoderstoed that
sa-Governor Dennison of Ohio.wiHbe his
AaaTsoros, Sept, 23.
V ARTAl UTUNp, uCpl, L0.*
You have generously said to me more
than once that whenever your resrgnhtion
could be a relief to me, it was at my dis
posal. The time ha* come. Yo~ know
very well that this proceeds fromnop 4isat
iifastion of mine with youn perobnally or
oicidllv. Your unifoini kindie.s i been
senutpised by that of any friend. For
yoq to remain would- only- a4e trouo in
jyopr department and i .those -of oome
otinrs.i It fe ot too much to say, that in
ibt-Abre eyeafm4e-Ar atin, 4 rik*IA
*J« bT« alidsiustrd tht gunais pot of.
See- .1 memepber , no, sole eCompial
aPTasIt in con, aPiOiharewhilQ A O .
[(rOn 4) -. . lNCwors.;
o TaX PIDzsDa.;- .
I have read yodt note of t ri te refer
ing to my offer to resign whnever you
shoui deem it Tins.hta ort a'rtUt -
eeret thai I show gM*o-. p ti"W4 in
fron judgmen-t, thi t` iella] now come. I
low, therefore, tqna.lly teeder you my re
ignatien of .th office of PoeaPter Gene
ral. Icnnot take leave at ou without
renewing expresiom eimmy" atitude for
the uniform kxdaess whio has P- Pked
your couke towarde me,
YourSign, Tery tr
[Signedl t 'tr
* : * l* Whkitg , ept. 26.
Montgomery Blair, in. a lettr to 'Wtsf
ternoon paper says:
My offe a~l a wie Wet mtade beeause
the principles adopted at Baltiumors were
objectionable to me. On5 the cotitjtr it
was made in good faith, with a v.lewi tAl
lay the animolitiew among the friends of
those principles, aniorder to secure their
Blair, by request of the Prosident,will
remain in the post offie till his siccdsoris
qualified. Nothing has been heard fLom
Governor Dennison, who is canvassing in
Ohio at a point where there isno telegraph
ic connection. No doubt is entertained
that he will accept the offioe.
Kzw Yoax, Sept. 2&
The Commerciake special says, a gentle
man just from Montgomery reports 40,000
bales of cotton at that city and vicinity.
It is said that the military authorities are
about to create extensive fortifications at
the east end of the gaps in Shenandoah
vailey to prevent forther raids.
SNew OC.EANS, Sept. 21.'
From Mobile the Tritinabriar news of
a gutboat expedition up Fish wiver. Saw
mills, grist mills, a ship yard and lumber
were desttoyed-valued at a million of dol
lars, Retarning, it was fband that the
rebels had felled trees across the stream.
At the same. time a force appeared on the
banks of the river and fired upon the boats.
The gumboat Randolph cleared a pasuge
for the rest of the fleet.
A telegraph cable has been laid between
Forts Morgan and Gaineu. The gun, a
chinery, etc., of the monitor Triumph will
be raised. It is thought the hole in the
ram's bottom is so large it cannot be raisea.
;ort Gaines was in fine condition. Very
little of Fort Morgan can ever be made ser
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' ,..;vu, oepr; . -'a.
Gen. Dan has commemoed active ope.a
tions in this district. A large cavalry foree
left last night under Col. Osborn which
will be followed by a large force of cval
ry. The result4will probably be known fa
about ten days.
WAsa lorox, Sept. 26.,
Forrest with his whole force adTanýId
upon and destroyed the Sulphur Spiings
trestle work yesterday. Col. Pe, oo-.
manding at $tk River bridge,; e'cnatsd
that point at daylightand Fojrest took poe
session this morn.ng. His force in espi
mated at 7,000 strong, irith r3 butterfes.
On Saturday, in the Aght at Athens, 500
men of the 5th aud 8th Jndi.aa cavalry
were captured by Forrest. Mais represen4.
ed to have butchered all the negroes cap
tured who wore Federal uniforms.
From dispatches captured on a Confede
rate staff ofcer it appears that Early was
instructed by Lee to hold the valley at all
hazards. Sfieridan is still pursuing him,
picking up prisoners all along the road.
It is stated on reliable authority that. the
prisoners captured within the past three
aays will number 3,000. No fears heed e
entertained of the enemy making araidln
Sheridan'. rar by the crosiag through
It is not believed here that Early will tie
able to reach Staunton with one-thiird f
his original command. Reinforcements
have been sent to Sheridan from this vicis
ity and have reached Strasburg.. Many of
the rebel wounded who hid away among the
citigens of that village have been handed
over to our troop. .
A + .. ........._ ... St Loa~ s, 2 .
On the recommendation of Mayor Thom
u and many of the leading men of this
:ity, Rosecrans has issued an order sus
ending all business not absolately neces
ary after twelve o'clook to-morrow, for
he purpose of organizing;the citizer fpr
ome defense. Exempts are .requested to
join this organization.
Rosecrans has also issued an eloquent
appeal to the citisoea of Misouri to take
up arms and defend their homes and repel
the invaders of the State. Officers and sol
diers now under discharge are also appeal
ed to. Those in the city are requoeted to
report to CoL Lopbld, who will combine
thlS with his own troops and form a brig
ade of veterans forthe defense of the city.
Pilot K-*eb~hs been evacuated and the
troops fallen back to Minerel Point. Gen.
Ewing has 3,00inOfantry of Smith's com
Price is said to be with Shelby. Their
combined strength is from ten to twelve
thousand, with 16 pieces of artillery.
Their advance reached Farmingtoam W
miles northeast of Pilot Knob, yesterday.
No confirmation has been received of .t
capture of Cape Girprdeau-as reprtd.
Preparationso for oathifte and d-=;e;u1
movements continae. . : i
fw Ygk, 26.
The Herald's Orleans correspondent ha*
the fqllmwimgp. ILfirtmm hOi pi reb
els, numberin'25,0o0, are moviag towards
Missewi. .* . . C'* - -W1
The Loaiua L aegi)later mats aia two
weeks. .Thf U. S.,Siators M be o eLcte
by it will be Governor HLafhk«* peXIIas_
G Deneral Bai.unks .
It. is rtmored *fthb fM . 0#h. ru.: art
will be as9iiged to thb eomad *|.« i
The 6is.e correpoidiint 1tn
a rebel Caparn, Lee's rt *a * i
"ae: hem 440Ato ?8.,W, beulisI -
Ate whde of 70ti tgmet
ktll of isfeteted me..
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