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SVIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1864. O ;-0
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Rluncipal officers of Virginia City.
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" Sai. SC'WAB,
Mrshal, 3JuRy NOLAt.
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a.nd 4th Saturdays in each month.
P. S. PFOUTS, W. M.
Preaching every Pabbath by Rev. A. M. ToRa.r,
,It II A. M. at the Court House. Sabbath School
2.t 2 P. M. All are invited to attend.
T. L. 3SCMATc.1 W. T. LOVY LL.] (
l[c.MATH & IOVELL,
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their calre. l-.¶mI
S.-J.; C'u s sc..1 [Abl ,Y BU-..s
MIcCOEIYICK & BHRNS,
Attorneys at Law, Virgi:ia City, Montana Territo
;v. O!tcae at Pa)nce &- tu-rt':.. --m
1I. 3. St.rrw n RU . :.. Frtrury, L. W . IloarOY ,
Cal. iowa. Col.
STAFFORD, PARROTT & GORTON,
Attorneve at Law, Office on Idaho street, opposite
l..e court ho:ue, Viiginia City, Moutana Territory.
Resturant, Virginie City, Montana Territory.
)l ,als served at aill hours. Also thebest of liquors.
J . J IUD.E,
Boot & Shoe maker, Virgin a City, Montana Ter
ritory. The best of custom work always on hand.
Give ume a thial. -1-6m
Fr'nch Baker, Neveda City, Montana Territory,
wcnld say to his numerous customers that he is al
ways on hand to stuff the mouths of the hungry.
.tire hin n call. 1--Cm
DR. U. N. CREPIN,
Phlaician and Surgeon, foyrmerly assisant i the
hostpital du midi in Pais, and atkched to the New
York Hos.ital, Nrw York-recentlyfrlOm Dbbuque,
Iowa. Omrie in Virginia City, opposit the hay
ceal1s, main .treet. 1-6m
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler. Particular
attentiou paid to repairing all classes of watches.
Any part of any watch can be made new at this ee
tablishment, and warranted to give satisfaction.
Cell and examine specimens of Jewelry made from
the native gold. 1-ly
Nevada Cily, Montana Territory.
LOUIS BELANGER, . . .- - orarrox.
This hotel is situated on Main street, and in the
best part of the City. The tudle supplied with the
beet the market affords, and the saloon furnished
with the beet liquors.
Rooms and beds can be had at reasonable prices.
Charges for board moderate. 2
A CERTIFICATE OF TE HIIARES OF THE
consolidated Silver Star Company. The owner
Iy orovining property and paying for this advertise
nent can have the same at the City Book Store,
Virginin City. 4-tf
m ECHANICAL BAKERY,
Curer street. Virginia City, M. T. Pullman "
Kandall, proprietors. Keep on haud I linLd of
bread. cakes and pie. which aro goingj like "hot
cakes." at eheap rates. 1-6m
`TAR BAKERY AND SALOON,
Nevada City, M. T. Patrick Ryan,proprietor.
All persons W~hiog gooJbad are request.l to
call. Prices low. Also.'t furnished with the
hst of drink,. Here is tMhe plale to gn i bonet
lot., a ke or pi, and "l.taething to .wu it
J J. ROE & CO.,
Wallace street, Virginia City, Wholsae and
Retail dealers Grocerie, lry %,ods, Clothing,
Hardware, Stoves, . cd. St. Lont winter wheat
dour, aud corn meal for sale by the hundred, or in
quantities to suit. 1-3m
WPOllrc , ijini, ity, T. C. .astC.a
roprietor. Th proprietor annon to his old
riens ard the pulic generally, that he is now
prepared to accommodate boardemby the meal, day
or week at low rates. His table furnished with the
best the market affords. I-ly
L ;Es HALE,
Manufacturers of Jewelry, Jackson street, Vir
ginia City. M. T. Strict attention given to r
pairing all clases of watches, and warranted to
give satisfaction. Keep constantly on hunda large
-+sortment t,t Jewelry. Every thing in our line
made to order at low rates. 1-3m
COL OR I BDO
HAIR DRESSING ROOM.
H air Dyeing and Cutting Done in
TOM. WHITE, Proplietor.
W. F. Sanders. Jerry Cook.
SANDERS & COOK.
ATTORNEYS at Law, Virginia City, Montana
O'FFICE IN POST OFFICE BUILDING. PA
L-Jtients visited at their residence when desired. I
ROATH & CO.,
AMERICA WATCHES JUST IECEIVED DI
_.rect from the mainfactories.
Every description of Jewelry manufactured from
the Native G(old. Call, Examine Specimen.,
and then judge.
Sign of the XAXMOTH WATCH.
NEVADA CITY, Montana Territory.
Virginia City, Sept. 10, 1864.
Real Estate and Mining Agency.
All ;business promptly attended to. Otfice in
Pot Office Building
J. T. HENDERSON,
PAINTER AND SIGN WRITER.
Office on Cover Sltret, Virginia City.
LIME AND BRICK.
Also Flue Building, and all kinds of brick work
done to order, 5-3m
ATTORNEY AT LAW, VIRGINIA CITY, MON
tana Territory. Office. corner of Wallace and
Jackson :treots, at J. A. Ming's Store.
Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon.
MUSTACHE AND IIAIR COLORING.
South Silde of Wallace Street, Va. City
LYONS , WHITE, Froprietors.
Corner of Idaho and Jackson Sts., Vir
ginia City, Montana Territory.
WM. & JOHN A. SHOOT
(Formerly of the Planter's House, Hannibal Mo.)
T E AOVE NAMF)D HOUSE, FORMERLY
conducted by Win. Sloan, Esq., having been
enlarged and re-fitted is now open with every facil
ity for the accommodation of Gueets and Boarders.
Comfortablo rooms and beds are provided, and the
table is carefully furnished with the beet the mar
ket and seaeons afford.
-Paengere for the early Stage Coaches can obtain
good lodriings -'ere and be wakened at the proper
hour. The patron-'e of the public is reepectfully
solicited. Wsr. & J.o. A. SHoOO,T
JOHN S. ATOYISOI,
REVENUE STAMPS AND BLANKS
FOR SALE AT
ALLEN & 19rILLARD'8 BANK.
VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA TERRITORY.
Wallace St., Next Door to Weary's
MEATS, VEGETABLEI , GAME,
Lc., Ac., Ac.
STEWART A BALL.
Idaho street, Virginia City. M. T. Jasme Gen
nail, prolprietor. Keepe cotmatly on bsa all
kiLm of the bast lumber, wick will be sold at low
Dr. BROOKE & GLICK,
Jackse Strleet, bel*w wallace Vr'
gliala City JKatama Territory.
,M ONTANA BILLIARD HALL,
Sirginia City. Motana Trritory. Schwab A
abea.bi. , I'tre etoi. * 1
Written euprny for the Metsaa Pot.
loew I Caughs t the plr.
EDrros Por :--Noticing that my first
communication has found favor in your
eyes, I will give you, from time to time
such incidents of my life among the In
dians as I think will be interesting to your
readers, and as an earnest of this promise,
I now propose to tell your readers " How I
caught the Wolf."
One bright wintersa morning, if I re
inmber right, it was the day before Christ
Imae, myself antc.'overal men, at that time
employed at Fort B ---, started to inspect
our traps, set the night previous. The
place we had 'selected for our operations
was about half a mile from the Foit, and
when we arrived on the ground, we found
we had done a good night's work. : Seven
w'.lves and five foxes liad forfeited their
liberty as a penalty of their curiosity in
examining the baits. In my strongest trap
I found a beautiftl specimen of the regular
white wolf, which, on my approach, came
to meet me, as far as the chain would ad
mit, showing his teeth, and promising to
be an ugly customer, if intent on making
an attack. Before going any further, I
will here state, that in order to preserve
the skins of animals caught in traps, it was
customary with us to kill the animal with
a long pole, instead of shooting, which
latter would have been the most convenient
and handy method of disposing of an ani
mal in a trap.
.....· '. . . .. • .
I took the pole which we always kept on
the ground for that purpose, and aimed a
blow at my exasperated captive, but, mis
sing him, struck the hard, frozen ground,
and shivered the pole to pieces. The ani
mal became furious, and charged several
times at the nearest man, fortunately, how
ever, the chain prevented him from doing
any harm. Nothing was now left but to get
a gun at the Fort, which 1 did, in double
quick time. On returning to the scene of
action, I met the rest of the men coming
back, who told me that the wolf had broken
the chain, and had gone off with the trap
hanging to his fore foot. They pointed out
the place where the rascal had descended to
the river bottom, urging me to attempt the
recovery of the wolf and also the trap. It
was plaiu that if I lost the wolf, I should
certainly never see the trap, which was an
item of considerable importance to me, as
the Company charged ten dollars apiece for
steel traps. The gun I had brought from
the Fort was a flin' lock, and was known as
a trade gun, suchas the Fur Companies fur
nish to the Indians. This weapon was of
a large bore, and first rate in a close en
counter, but nearly worthless at long range.
Every man was furnished with one of these
guns, if he was not possessed of one him
self, and ten dollars was to be paid to the
Company if it was lost or broken.
The boys urging me on I concluded to try tr
to overtake and kill the wolf, so, following t
his track, I soon found myself in the Mis
souri bottom among the thickets of the tall
est kind of willows, keeping the track a
closely. I soon arrived at an opening in w
the willows, and on the other side of it, I a
descried my wolf, with the trap hanging to tl
his forefoot. On the impulse of the mo- g
ment I fired my gun without taking aim. d
and of course missed him. The wolf now n
struck into the willows, and I followed him I
as fast as possible, the brush every moment o
bccoming closer under foot, and I found I g
was beginning to gain on the animal, until a
we both emerged from the brake and enter- a
ed upon a timber road, cut through the t
willows for the purpose of hauling wood. E
I now slackened my speed, and commenced r
loadjgg my gun, going along, however, as a
fasts circumstances would permit. As I C
was driving the ball home, I broke my ram- t
rod, the ball not getting home by six or
eight inches. Now I was in a fix, but be- `
ing excited, and having the wolf in view, I
clu.ched my gun and started at as fast al
gait as ever I did in my life. Soon, my
speed commenced to tell on the wolf, which I
still kept the road, giving me the advan
taoe. On we cent, for nearly half a mile,
till I was close upon him. His tongue was
hanging out, and he w,_ barely able to ,
dra himself along, encumbered as he was I
by the trap which was hanging to his foot,
Suddenly he stopped and faced me, pre
senting as good a set of teeth as one might 1
either wish to see or possess. It strikes me,
on reflection, that my hair began to change
its angle of elevation, until it left the hor
izontal, and assumed the vertical. My
hand also trembled a little. To find one's
self alone in the woods. with such a part
ner, is not very agreeable, reader, which
statement yoei eAi verify by trial, in case
of unbelief. No time was left for indulg
ing in suchconsiderations, so I clubbed my
gun and aimed a tremendous blow at my
adversary, which he, by a quick move,
evaded, and as the stock struck the ground
o+' ese to him, he made one sprincw and clutch
ed it. The barrel broke off, while parts of
the lock flew in all directions, nothing hold
ing the stock and barrel together but the
guard. The wolf held fast, and so did I
Finally, by twisti , I detached the barrel
from the stock, an& raising it high above
my head, with one blow laid the wolf over.
Following up my success I beat the animal
until I was tired, and then, according to
immemorial custom in such cases, I sat
down and contemplated my work. I was
about a mile and a half from the Fort, and
after I shouldered the wolf, his hind legs
would drag the ground, which will give an
idea of his sise, especially when I say I am
five feet four inches in height. I got him
safely to the Fort, where I received $2 5d
l for the skin and paid $10 00 for the gun.
On a close calculation I found the hunt
rather an unprofitable operation.
A Sp.aGwx o Jo..--A lady correspondent
. of the Boston Port, who assames to know
how boys ought tobe trained,-writes as fol
lows: "Oh, mothers! hunt out the soft,
tender, genial side of your boy's nature."
On wWh.i the Post remarks: "Mothers of
ten do, with a old shoe, to the boy's
Twfe Netees am P lgrim's s.aft.
orTCn no. 2.-nTH n(LDIAUXarc.
After many minor incidents of travel had
been observed and registered in the ofice of
"the- warder of the brain," I began to
think that the last stage of the route would
be almost eventless, but I was soon undo
ceived. Arrived at the Junction, whore
the road forks, one leading to Bannack, and
one to Virginia, we camped at a small
creek fringed with willows, from which it
derives its name. Our fire was made, bread
baking, and that ever delightful operation,
dish-washing, fairly under way, when two
men rode up to the camp, and asked if we
had been to see the Indian fight. The
question seemed so odd, that we naturally
sought an explanation, and were told that
portions of two tribes, the Bannacks and
Pen d'Oreilles were actually engaged in hot
(Indian thermometre) conflict, about a mile
off. Out came rifles and pistols, and away
went our folks to see the scrimmage. The
sun was near the setting when we started,
and we found that the distance was a prairie
mile, but at last we reached the ground and
looked round for the combatants. By the
aid of an older settler, that is to say, n"man
who had been there a half an hour, we dis
covered the following hostile operations:
Every now and then, a puff of white smoke
would burst from a clump of willows at
the foot of a hill, on which were lariated
some Indian ponies. Around three sides
of this clump, rode a band of Indians at
full speed, without any regularity. As each
came to a favorable spot, he let fly with his
rifle among the willows and received a re
turn without any harm being done. The
horsemanship was splendid, the yelling ter
rific, but the fighting a burlesque.
Eight of the Pen d'Oreilles had-made a
raid into the Bannack territory, with a
view of recuperating their stock of horses,
and lifting a little hair of the Bannacks, if
possible. Happening to obviate one gen
tleman of the Bannack persuasion they
shot and scalped him, taking his rifle and
horse. This being found out, the Bannacks
started in pursuit, and had corraled the
enemy in the bushes aforesaid, yet though
the Bannacks were fifty, and the Pen
dl'O eilles eight, not once did they even
think of a charge. The noble savage is a
coward at heart. Like a oat, he will spring
on his prey, but, unless the odds are on his
side, no Indian ever thinks of attacking an
enemy. The whites took the matter as good
sport, walked about, criticising the shoot
ing, mode of warfare, &c., without inter
fering. It was evident that the Bannacks
were no match for their opponents, for
though six to one in number, they continued
their circuituous operations until dark, and
then off went the Pen d'Oreilles. We have
heard of Yankee bargains, and tough ones
at that, but we saw an instance of the"'dol
larlever" here that completely put cvery
thin- P'nP in the shade.
The Pen d'Orcilles, having possession of f
a scalp, was all the trouble ; otherwise they
would not have been attacked by the Ban- V
sacks, who have a wholesome dread of C
their superior prowess. A Yankee on the *
grourd hearing of the casusbelli, was imme- f
diately struck with the idea that a trade f
might be made, and so off, he started for the t:
Pen d'Oreille lodgment, and offered an t
ounce of gold for the scalp, but he failed to 0
got it for that or any other price. On being
asked what he wanted with so disgu W i
an object, he replied thht he -' cac' .
them Ingens would give a good man po- 1
neve for that bit of har, if he coul onlyt
manage to buy it. During the fight, both
sides appealed to the whites for aid, and f
deprecated the affording any assistance to
The party in charge of the wagon was
wondering when we intended to go back,
when a long train of red cavalry appeared,
howling lamentably, precisely as the keen
ere at an Irish wake or funeral. Not being
posted on the variation of yells, the gentle
men thought that his hair was about under
going some surgical operation, and felt ac
cordingly. The howling company passed
on, and were followed by a band of war
riors, who surrounded the wagon with ex
clamations of "tabbak," "bishke-t " &c.,
and being attended to, departed. Aiwo or
three Bannacks were wounded, and one, on
the next day, showed us a ball which had
entered the stock of his gun between the
heal plate and the butt and remained im
bedded in the wood. His gun was pre
sented in the act of firing, so his escape
was a pretty close one. The Pen d'Orcilles
had; two wounded, but bore off the scalp in
t.-iumph. Ten horsemen could have swept
the I'e,l d'Or..iles from the face of the
earth in hald as many minutes.
When our party awoke iin the morning,
we were surrounded by ii nacks--" Good
Injins," "no steal hoss,"'te., who fed w.,h
an appetite not affected by the loss of the
scalp on the preceding day. Powder, ball,
and caps were what they wanted, and hav
ing obtained a supply in exchange for
mountain sheep meat and dressed deer
skins, they retreated to their mountain
fastneases and we bowled along to Virginia.
Soax of the quidaunce are circulating a
rumor that a large party of belligerents are
preparing to make a raid into M1exico from
the Western and Southwestern States, in
behalf of the Mexicans and against the
French, having been induced so to do by
offers of great chances at the gold and sil
ver mines of that country, in case of suc
eees. Were the rebellion ended, the Mexi
cans eoold doubtless get tens of thousands
of hardy adventurers to take shares in their
rich mines on condition that they should be
worked with bayonets whenever oooasion
should require, as well as with less mUrder.
Cincinnati, Oet. 18th.
Returns from eighty counties in Ohio
give a Union majority of 26,163. It is e
timated that the. soldiers' vote will make
the ~aion majority 4t,000.
LATE.T 3sT TILIOILAAP.
New York, Oct., 1864.
Judge Advoeste General Holt's report
upon the testimony gathered by him con
eerning treasonable secret societies fora
ed in loyal States as adjuncts to rebel
lion, is published in the Evening Pod
of to-day. According to the report,
this treasonable order embraced so
cieties bearing various titles, such as
Mutual Protection Society, Circle of Honor,
Circle of Knights of the Mighty Host of
the Golden Circle, Corps de Belgigne,
Southern League, Order of Amenoran
Knights, Order of the Sons of Liberty,
Knights of the Order of the Sons of Lib
erty, Peace Organization, Star Organiza
tion, American Organisation, Democratie
Invinoible Club Democratic Reading
Room, McClellan Minute Men. The latter
title is one borne by a secret political asso
ciation in New York,and other parts of the
Judge Holt says it would seem to be a
branch of the O. A. A. K's., having substan- i
tially the same object to be accomplished,
however, by means expreeslylited to lo
calities in which it is established. As chief
secretary of this association, Dr. R. F.
Stevens stated, in June last, to a reliable
witness, whose testimony has been furnish
ed, that those who represent McClellan's
interest are compelled to preach a vigorous
prosecution of the war, in order to secure
the popular sentiment and allure voters.
The McClellan Minute Guard, as appears
from a circular issued by the Chief Secre
tary at New York, is organized upon a mil
itary basis, similar to that of the Order
proper. It is composed of companies-one
for each election district-ten of which
constitute a brigade, with a Brigadier Gen
eral at its head. The whole is placed un
der a Commander-in-Chief. The first Su
preme Commander of the Order was P. C.
Wright, editor of the New York News, who
was last May sent to FortLafayette. Val
landigham was his successor. Robert Hol
loway of Illinois, was the Lient. Gereral,
and acted in Vallandigham's place during
his absence. Col. Sanderson in his report
on the progress of the Order, expresses his
opinion that the order was founded by Val
landigham during his banishment, upon
consultation with Jeff Davis and other
prominent traitors at Richmond. An Order
in Indiana boasts that the ritual came di
rect from Davis, and one of the witnesses
positively states that Davis is a member.
The number belonging to the Order has
been variously estimated at from 300,000
to 1,000,000. Vallandigham in his Dayton
speech, put it at 5,000,000, which is proba
bly nearer the truth. They are collected
thronth Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri
and New York. In March last, the entire
armed force of the Order, capable of being
monopolized for effective service, was rep
r*c·Pntod tn hr .341O00 wmn.
resented to be 340,000 men.
The testimony shows that arms had been
furnished members. In D. W. Voorhee's
office there were found letters to ex-Senator
Wall of New York, in regard to the pur
chase of 20.000 Garribaldi rifles to be for
warded to them. Men and arms were tobe
forwarded by. way of Canada, and paid
for by assessment upon the Lodges. Much
testimony was taken upon this point, and
the report is full of evidence of extensive
operations in this particular.
The ritual contains a broad declaration
of rights, and against the authority of the
Federal Government to coerce by force the
arms of a sovereign State; and avers that
the Executive officers of Covernment may
be expelled by force of arms when they re
fuse to administer the Government in ac
cordance with the letter of the accepted
Constitution. The oaths declare that the
members will defend with arms, the princi
ples of the Order whenever directed by
competent authority of the Order.
It was admitted by one of the Order in
Missouri, that on joining, he understood
the object was to furnish aid to the Con
federate government. iHe adds, that the
Order is hostile in every respect to the gen
eral government, and friendly to the so
called Confederate government. It was
exclusively made up of disloyal persons
desirous of serving for the independence
of the Confederates, and with the view of
restoring the Union as it was.
The purposes of the Order are shown to
be the aiding of soldiers to desert, the de
struction of Governmeot property, the de
struction of private property and the pros
ecution of Union men, assassination, and
to further the establishment of a Northern
Philadelphia, Oct. 19.
A dispatch from Harrisburg says: Offi
cial returns from 59 counties show aDem
ocratic gain of 16,300, and a Republican
gain of 2,600 over the gubernatorial vote of
1863. This excess deducted from the Re
noblican majority of that year, leaves a
tnion majority of 1,950, with the counties
oi Clarion, Forrest, Jefferson, Mercer, Ye
Venango, Wyoming and York yet to he.r
Cincinnati, Oct. 19.
The Peace Convention met lere vester
day with closed doors. Fifty delegates
were present. A committee on resolutions
was appointed, when the convention ad
journedto meet to-day. It is undeistood
that independent Presidential nominations,
are to be made.
The report atf the Committes on resolu
tions was adopted. They are for peace on
the basis of the sovereignty of States, con
demn the action of the Chicago Converi
tion, repudiates McClellan, and calls for a
Convention of States to settle dfli3oultiee.
Long and Singleton were spoken of as
candidatei for the Presidency and Vioe
Halifax, Oot. 19.
It is rumored that the steamer aosmoke
was captured by the rebel Lient. Braine,
who took her to Bermuda and landed the
passengers. Net being allowed coal or
provisions, he proceeded to sea and burned
the Roanoake. On returning with his crew
i e was at once arrested by the dritih au
ThurU5 uiVt41 Oct 19,
A party of tS a tode into Stal
bans thn 'atteroon r4bha three beake
of $150,000. h is supposed thy were
Southerners fromt the borders of anada
Pive eiiwsmowsoes. md ere oe them
has since died. Havingg ocomplished their
objeot the band leftimmediately for Canada.
New -York, OA 19.
The news of Earls defeat seeeved in
England cased a three per net. tall in
the Confederate loun. The le has fallen
28 per cent. in three weeks.
The proprietor 6f the Overland Stage
Line has deilded to etrge the yrote from
the river road over to the eat-at, sad run
the Salt Lake and Californismail direktris
Denver. Heretofore, Denver has been sup
plied with mails by a branch road.
Important as our victory was over Hood
at Altoona, it was not. made apparent by
the frst report. It appears there were
one million and a half of rations there, of
which Hood was informed by female spies,
who ascertained the fat. Besides Altoo
na was so situated, that with 10,000 men
Hood could have held the place against ten
times his number. Hood attempted to
surprise and capture the place, but as soon
as Sherman learned the direction Hood had
taken, he sent forward three columns of
troops with 15 days rations to the relief of
St. Louis, Oct. lt.
Gen. Fisk returned to Jefferson Citythis
morning from a reconncisance to Boonville..
The garrison at Glasgow, consisting of be
tween 500 and 600 troops, and 300 citizens,
who helped to defend the place, arrived at
Boonville under an escort of 50 rebel
troops. The rebel force that attacked
Glasgow under Clark, was fully 4,000
strong. White and Shelby with some 2,000
more shelled tho town from the opposite
side of the river. The rebels lost from 2
to 300 killed and wounded in the attack.
Our loss is 30 or 40. Col. Harding surren
dered the place on condition that his men
be paroled and furnished an escort throsh
the rebel lines, and the officers to retain
their side arms and horses. Quantrel and
Jackman were among the rebel army.
Price encamped at Marshal, Lafayette
county, on Sunday night and oceapied the
country between that place and Lexington.
He was said to be greatly encouraged at
the small force opposing him, and talks
confidently of remaining in the State.
Jackman and others enlisted a large
number of recruits north of the Missouri
river. Chariton and Howard counties each
furnished 1,500, Boone 2,000, Randeoph,
Calloway and Monroe, about 1,000 each.
Washington, Oct. 18.
Admiral Porter, cosamanding the North
ern Atlantic Blockading Squadro.commau
nicates to the Navy Department informa
tion of the capture of the English blockade
runner Baton. on the 10tb. She is steel
built, and on her first triphaving been only
10 days at sea.
The Charleston Courier of the 13th states
that 85 shots had been fred at the city
since the last report, and 25 at Sumpter.
New York, Oct. 1.
The Scotia basarrived. Sheridan's con
tinued successes gave great satisfaction to
the friends of the Union cause.
Bells Life says neither Mace nor Coburn
can claim the stakes, and recommends Co
burn to accept Mace's challenge to fight in
Eniland. It says it was clearly Coburn's
fault that no referee was chosen.
M. Mercier, Minister to Washington,bas
been transferred to Madrid. M. Chateau
Renauld goes to Washington. The Pope
shows hostility to the France-Italian Con
vention. Continued uneasiness prevails in
financial circles. England bank returns.
show a heavy falling off in the roserv of
notes, dispelling'al hopes f rcduotio in
Nashville, Oct. 17
Hood's army has moved to the North of
Atlanta. The capture of Dalton by him is
rumored, with 900 prisoners. At last in
formation Hood, with a body of troops, was
at Ship's Gap, 15 miles south-west of Da!
ton and this ,ide of the Tennessee river,
marching in the direction of the river. A
portion of Sherman's army wore hotly pur
suing. A member of Sherman's staff tele
graphs from Chattanooga to-dat, as fol
lows: General Sherman and army ae all
right, and masters of every point ever held
by us. Hood thus far has sent more men
than we have and his raid has produced no
New Tork, Oct. 18h.
The Petersburg Whig of the 14th, says:
Our army is calmly awaiting an dvance of
the enemy on our right. We are fully pre
pared to reeeive them. When the adrvato
s attemptedit is not unlikely thalt.rbh
enemy will make an effort to fank ouv
works, as we think they are fully satisfied!
of the futility of an nasault. It is known
that Grant has already largely reinforced
his forces there, and it is not unlikely that
an engagement may soon take place. The
W1 'hi in referring to the dostruction of
property in the valley of the Shenanedosh,
says that fell work is going on by ordess of
Gen. Grant to destroy everything that .ll
sustain life in the valley, and it urges a ro
tallcation on northern cities-such asCin
cinati, Boston and New York; and suegesta
that with a $1,~00,0O0 there weold
be no dilculty in inding persoas in Canada
to take charge and arrange the details.
Thirty men, it says, with plansiall precon
oertea and means provided, could in one
night ly the proudest city in ashes.
The Riehmend ExSmi tas .m to task
Stephens and Boyce, who have advoeated a
proposition for a Conveotion of all tbh
States, and it ridinules the sngsaetki*.
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G overaor Cmrey of ans, 1- a a cle
mation contaiping the e- of. G"eMi
Cartis, tht the ease M ilititf«at"'* f. be
-l cldot fa tr hedod . I"t"
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