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ROB T. A. THOMPSON, Editor.
Rs A.THOMPSON, lt. YOUNO, W.H. HOLCOMBE,
TERMS-f'. *0 por annum, in advance. If pay
ment bo do\i\yo<l until after tho expiration of tho
year, $2. For six months, 76.cents in advance.
$3?? Advertisement r. inserted nt tho usunl rutes.
PICKENS C. H., S. C. :
Saturday Morning, Juno 1,1861.
Wo leam that a mooting has boon held, nt
Walhalla, for tho purpose of getting up a Pic
Plo on tho arrival of tho cars at that placo.
Committees havo bcon appointed to make tho
necessary urrangomonts. This pince, wo aro
euro, will contribute to tho pio nie liberally.
Duo notico will bo givon hereaftor whonfttho
cdrs arme at Walhalla. They tire now tu Ino
neighborhood of Mrs. MOELROV'S.
Speeoh of Maj. Perry.
On tho first pago of this papor appears a pa
triotic speech dolivorod by Maj. 0. P. PEKRV, nt
Greenville Court House, on tho 20th inst. We
invito an attentive perusal of tho speech. Wo
commend tho patriotic, and liberal example of
Maj. PKRRY to those as woll ablo to contribuyo
to tho furtherance of tho great cause in which
we aro ongnged. This is no timo for tight purse
strings, nor niggardly patriotism.
The Fourth Regiment
On Saturday last, tho fourth Regiment, with
great unanimity, agreed to ontor tho service of
the Confederate State? ; and, those so entering
tlie service of tho government, havo bcon fur
loughed for n week. Wo have had the pleasure
of mooting a good many of our gallant soldiors,
who responded with alacrity to tho call of tho
Oovornor. Tboy aro generally in good health
nnd fino spirits. Thoy return to Columbia on
Monday, and it is bolievcd thoy will bo muster
ed into tho servico of tho Ooo federate States on
Tuesday. Tho destination of no Regiment is
unknown, although it is thought by soino that
it will bo ordered to Virginio.
Wherovcr our bravo boys may be ordered,
they will havo our best wishes and tho prayors
. of those loft behind for their success. Hoys 1
bo truo to your God; your couutry, and your
HCIVOS. Then, tho result of tho conflict cannot
bo doubtful I
The Battle Field
* All eyes aro now turned to Virginia. Sho is
to bo tho immediate battle field in this grout
contest, and pur heart is with her. On thu 24th,
6,000 Lincoln i t09 invaded Virginia, by forcibly
taking possession of Alexandria. This forco
hud boon increased to over 12,000 at our latest
dates, and were throwing out scouting parties
in the direction of Richmoud. The Confeder
ate troops wore in forco at tho Mnnnssas Gap
-Junction, fifteen milos from Alexandria, It is
130 milos from Alexandria to Richmond.
Gen. BONHAM is iu command of our troops
nearest tho enemy.
Harpor's Ferry and Norfolk aro also threat
.cued, and wo aro expecting stirring uews fruin
tho Potomac by ovory mail.
President DAVIS, his Cabinet, and all tho de
partments of tho Confederate government, havo
arrived ut Richmond, which is to bo tho seat of
government for a time nt least. .Tho presence
of Prosidcnt DAVIS cannot fail to have a good
oifoot upon tho warliko operations progressing
' on tho border.
The Meeting at White's.
A mooting of thoso favoring tho orgnniration
Of a company of volunteers was held at White's
Muster Oround, on Saturday last. Col. Ona was
present, and made one of MB best speeches. After
- wards, a company of volunteers was organized for
tho war, and tho following officers were eleotcd :
JCBRIMI J. NOHTON, Captain ;
I.KoN.wm Roncas, 1st Lieutenant ;
N. K. Bi'i.MVAN, 2d "
W. J. DICKSON, 8d "
A few moro names are necessary to fill up tho
ranky 0f this company, and wo hope thoy may soon
The Old North State.
Tho Convention of North Carolina mot on
Monday tho 20th, and toon thereafter parsed
nn unconditional ordinuueo of secession unani
mously by acclamation. On tho ?arno day, tho
Convention passed an ordinanco adopting tho
provisional constitution of tho Confederate
States. This brave old ..Stato is thoroughly
?.rou??U, mid nor peopio are taking up their
arms to repol the invader.
North Carolina passed her ordinance of seces
sion on tho anniversary of tho Mecklenburg
declaration of independence, promulgated 20th
of May, 177G1
Tho following resolutions were introduced
into tho Convention of North Carolina, by Hon.
Mr. LEAKE, of Richmond County, on the 22d
instant, and unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That this Convention appreciates
tho Spirit which influenced hor gallant sister,
.South Carolina, in sonding a commissioner to
this body,,and desires to pxpross its gratification
and pride in giving a rosponso by its ordinance,
whion it full well Knows will bo received with
n gratulntion only equalled by tho patriotio feel
ings with which lt is expressed.
lUsolved, That this oody takos pleasure In
expressing its high consideration of tho distin
guished gentleman (the Hon. Franklin J. Mo
ses) honored by his Stato with this high com
mission, and begs loavo to oxprcss its gratifica
tion at tho energy and ability with which ho
has executed tho trust confided to him.
.. Three rousing choors woro thon givon for
South Carolina. Wo joyously groot our twin
' NEW YORK BANKING.-Tho Now York Jive
? ' nih'ff Pout says, concerning the late explosion of
tho .Bank of the Capital at Albany :
fi Wo learn that tho books of tho bank havo
.boon falsified in evory conceivable way. It was
oven made to appear at the directors' meeting,
that tho deposits of tho bank wore only $260,000,
svhoroas tho actual amount was $400,000.
.'Among othor frauds, ono noto for $25.000
'.f:aboding politician, which was supposed to
bo a paying asset of the bank, was poid by him
soven years ago, and receipt thereof obtained 5
the Interest on this note wai'paid, by tho party
'interested in makingR appear ns an n?sot of the
PgibiKo IN ENOI?AND.^-A dispateh to the
Mcrewy, ?latos that a private lotter frooi Bpgr
land say? that in Mnnohestor the feeling is
Open and doold^i iii favor pf the r?cognition of
tho Confedorato States by Groat Britein. Tho
news from tho ijoulh was sought after with
fttldjty? ?"-. . r-?
Tho Augusta Coiia/itutionaUst tapis s .
" Among the ninny ndvnntnges wo shall gain
by nondnteroourse with tho North, will bo tho
stoppago of the euormous strenm of summer j
travol and tribute wl\ioh .bas evory year gone
from tho South lu that direction. * Millions of
dollars hnvo thus heen paid by our people, with
no other advantage than a knowledge of tho
fashions, aud tho acquisition of some acquain
tances of very dubious character. In our own
mountain regions, wo hovo a climnto unsur
passed for halubrity in summer-soenory which |
cannot bo rivaled tn tho world, and medicinal ,
springs of ovory vnrioty. With nil thoso nd van- 1
tngee, and tho still grcntor one of hoing nonr
homo, our pooplo hnvo boon lod away to tho
; North, not by Its superior nttrnotions, but prin
j oipnlly by tho system of puffing, in which North
j om papers aro adept*. They hnvo onriohed a
f>ooplo who uro now employing tho monoy thoy
lavo gained from US against us, while our own
j summer resorts have languished for want of
. support. I
Let tho Southern, pooplo encourngo their
own "Springs," und thoy will poon hnvo pleas
nntor and moro congenial Saratogas and Now- I
ports within a dny^i rido of their own homos, I
and- keep their mon ey to circu?alo among them- j
And oncourngo their own grand mountains j
and fine sconcry, too. Soon tho Blue Ridge 1
Railroad will bo completed to Walhalla. Tito
WAV will then bo opon to that beautiful town, ?
tho llhio Ridge sconcry nbovo, with its mild
nnd salubrious climate
Thoro aro other points' in tho district worthy
of mention and a visit. Jocnssc, with its boauti- j
fol falls and lovely valley, claims nttontion and !
a lengthy visit. Thou thoro is tho Tublo Rock, j
and fino scouory thereabouts. Further on. is
Ctesar's Head, and tho fine views observable
therefrom, with tho "spice of lifo " afforded by
tho flooioty of Col. IIACOOD.
Otbor points of intcrost in thc country will
naturally attract attention. Southorn travel
lers and visitors will bo hospitably received and
woll cared forby tho pooplo of this section.
The War 1
Wo suppose thoro is now no ono amongst us
who boliovos that wo aro to have no war. If
thoro aro nuy, "t would ho well for thom to dis
miss the boliof, and no longor docoivo them
selves and others. Thc following article from
tho Now York Tribune will give our readers an
idea of tho magnitude of tho manner in which
this contest is to be conducted. Truo, tho Tt ib
unc is not tho "old government," but it is the
y. power behind tho throne," and must bc
obeyed. But to tho article :
"Wo most heartily rejoice over tbc intimations
that reach us from Washington, Hutt a decisive
struggle ?9 soon to bo inaugurated for the rescue,
of Virginia from tho clutches of tho traitors who
now tyrannize over tho greater part of ber soil,
and aro sucking out her lifo blood ; but (fiis re
solve to demon st ra t c. willi armed hand against
rampant treason would bc futile-nay, mud-wcro
it not paralleled by n deter minni ion to call into
service ever;/ effective regiment that han hitherto vol
unteered lo serve for the war. ?Tats resolution lins
not been taken a day too soon. With only tho
force now subject to thc orders of General Seott,
an advance would neither bc advisable nor safe. It.
will bo opposed by a muster of not less than a mil
lion men, badly disciplined, indeed, and impatient
of control-probably deficient in munitions and
provisions, if not in tho best weapons as well-but.
brave, desperate, and accustomed to thc use of
arms from boyhood. -They will have tho advan
tage in knowlcdgo of tho ground, in current infor
mation, and probably in cavalry. We judge a d
appointed army of 160,01)0 little enough for this
enterprise, and this should be backed by reserves
of not less titan 100,001). To embody such a force
promptly, thc volunteers called out should certain
ly not be less than 400,000, as nearly 100.000 must
be permanently stationed at St. Louis, Cairo,
Wheeling; and other points overlooking tho western
centres of traitorous activity.
"Thus armed and prepared, the nation may
st/ike homo nt its domestic foes with a moral cer
tainty that its right arm will not bc shattered by
" Of courso, tho cost of such an armament must
bo appalling ; but this is uo time to talk of cost.
Tho Republic, must not die, and no cost eua bc too
groat that is necessary to its preservation. Assu
ming that tho crushing out of tho rebellion is a
question of time and cost only, wc hold it cheaper
to employ 400,000 men to put it down in six
months than 200,000 to close it up in a your. liv
ery day of its continuance, must cost the country
at toast $1,000,000 in thc derangement and para
lysis of its industry, and six months subtracted
from its duration is, therefore, $150,000,000 saved
to tho nation. Aside, therefore, from Hie obvious
fact, that tho larger force will make tho surer
work, wc hold that ibero is manifest economy in
calling into thc public service all who hnvo volun
teered to strike for tho Union.
" Hut such a call is justified and required also
by tho consideration of justice to tho volunteers
themselves. At tho summons of tho President,
they have dropped their Implements of peaceful
industry, seized their muskets, and rallied to (he
defence of thc integrity of thc P.opublic. Thous
ands of them have resigned situations which they
cannot now regain ; all have made arrangements
for protracted absence from their business and
their homes. They have cheerfully incurred sac
rifices in thc confidontcxpeclntio of being thereby
enabled to do and dare for the land of their love,
and they oro fairly entitled to tho coveted opportu
nity. Bo lone: ns tiio rebellion shall be defiant and
j formidable, so long shall wo hold ic the interest of
tho country and tho duty of thc President to cnll
into thc Ibid uvoi-y patriot who feels Hint ho oun
servo that country moro effectively in arms than
otherwise, and who is anxious to prove his faith
by his works."
Tho biennial convention of tho Southorn
Baptist denomination, convened in Savannah,
passed unanimously thc following resolution :
Hctolced, That wo do recommend to the
churches of tho Baptist denomination in tho
Southorn States, to observo tho first mid second
days of Juno as days of huie'diation, fasting nnd
prayor to Almighty Ood, thu1, ho mny avert nny
ca'amities duo to our sins as a pooplo, and may
look with mercy and favor upon us.
mt m i. -
EvEny Stato and every citizen now supporting
tho vulgar despotism of Lincoln, renounces and
opposes evory notion of Stato independence, and
advocates the absolutism of a majority. Tho Lon
don Star Of tho 7th inst., says:
Tho .resolution of the North to crush secession
by force, involves tho denial of tho right of each
ono of tho sooeding Stales to dotormlne the condi
tions of its own national existence. When a State
Convention has adopted an ordinance declaring its
withdrawal from tho Fedoral Uuion, oven those
cit 5/.ens who may have voted in tho minority against
lt enrtnot but feel that a refusal to recognize iff
validity is a denial of their own political indopen
dencc. In this consideration lies the strongest
ground for anticipation Hint tho South may exhibit
itself as united in defence, as tho North is showing
itself in attack. If'this should bo so, it )s scarcely
possible to hopo that anything short of a Rudder
awakening of tho comba (ants to common sense cat
avert a protracted abd sanguinary struggle
MoRisTnMcnEBYiN BALTIMORE-On the oyo
bing of. the 20th instant, tho Fedoral troops won
to tho cemetery in Bnllimrtro. and ".exenvatod'
about 4,000 muskets and 3;000 pikes that hut
. boon burled thoro hy tho citizens to keep thon
from being used for their subjugation by tht
tools of tho Black Republican despot. Tin
ihuskots and ptkos woro tnkon in forty wagoni
to Fort MoIIonry. .
Tho dav of retribution, it is to bo hnpod, li
i not far off, when tho bravo and truo of Mary 1 mu
will redeem thoir Stato from tb,o Vandals win
now control it without a murmur of dlenpproba
1 lion from tho traitor Hloke.
I ' [Itichtritmd Wiftifrer*
. j ? ??",' I 1 m 111 '" W ? .'".'?
Under a resolution of tho , Congress of tho
Cenfedorato States, President DAVIS lins Isfcuod
tho following proclamation. Its composition ls
in good tnsto. and its ohjoot V worthy of oil ac
ceptation." Wo trust that tho day may ho most
religiously observed by nil. Tho proclamation'
reads thus : . '
When n people who recognize their dopendonco
upon dod, teel themselves surrounded by peril nial
difficulty, it becomes thom to humblo themselves
under tho dispensation of Divine Providence to
veeogni/o His righteous government, to acknowl
edge His goodness in times past, und supplicate
His merciful protection for thc future.
Tho manifest proofs of tho Divine blessing hith
erto extended to the cflorls of the people of tho
Confederate States of America to maintain and
perpotuato publie liberty, individual rights and
national independence, demand their devout and
heartfelt gratitude. It becomes them to give pub
Ho manifestation of this gratitude, and of their
dcpcndcnco upon tho Judge of all thc earth, and
to invoke the continuance of His favor. Knowing
that none but a just aud righteous cause can gain
tho Divine favor, wc would implore tho Lord of
Hosts to guido and direct our policy in tho paths
of right, duty, justice and morey, to unite our
hearts and our citons for tlie defenco of our dear
est rights; to strengthen our weakness, crown our
arms with success, and enable us to secure a speedy,
just and honorable pence.
To ihcso ends, and in conformity with the ro
quest of Congress, I invite tho people of the Con
federate States to thc observance of a day ol' lasting
nnd prayer, by such religious services ns tuny bc
suitablo for the occasion, and I recommend Thurs
day, the I-'it h day of Juno next, for thal purpose;
and that wc may all on that day, willi ono accord,
join in humble mid reverential approach to Him in
whose hands wc are, invoking Dim to inspire us
with a proper spirit ami temper of heart and mind
to bear our evils, to bless us with His favor and
protection, omi to bestow His gracious benediction
upon our Government and country.
(Signed.) IKFCKIISOX DAVIS.
Dy tho President :
ll. TOOMUS, Secretary of State.
THAT Coi.r.isios.-The Richmond pupers of
Monday bring us roports of tho railroad collision
on Saturday lust by which some of Hie South Car?
olina volunteers were reported tn bc killed or
wounded. Wc give extracts from the several re
ports in tho papers. The Enquirer soys:
"On Saturday morning last, tbreo trains of
troops, containing Colonel Kcrshaw's regiment of
South Carolina volunteers mid Captain Latham's
battery of flying artillery, arrived nt Orange Court
House about twenty live minutes before the mail
train, going West, was due there, it sectus that,
after being (hero sometime, one of thc trains moved
below the station for tho purpose of lincking on
tho turnout. About this time the train from Ma
ntissas Junction arrived, the engineer of which np
proncbed thc station house at such a high speed
Hint bc could not slop his engine ; the consequence
was, tbnt he run into the forward train, which was
loaded with troops. Three men were killed and
several seriously wounded. Thc engineer gave ns
mi excuse for his conduct that, he had lost thc
whistle of his engine, and could not give thc cus
tomary signal to Hie brakesmen, lt is fortunate,
indeed, that a larger number .were not killed oi
wounded. Two ol' the killed ure-Messrs. McMttl
lon and Gentry, volunteers from Qr COHO county
Va. Tho other wnsn negro employed on the train.'
The D'wputch snys: " Information received front
Orange C. H., from Conductor Taylor, stales thal
three trains, loaded with hoops, were standing on
tho track, waiting for the mail train to arrive from
Hie main Junction. While thus wailing, tho ex
peet ed train approached ut such great speed timi
thc engineer .could not stop in time-hnving losl
thc whistle mid being without means of signalizing
his approach- -Ilie train run into the forward irooj
train, damaging holli engines, breaking severa1
curs, killing three of thc South Carolina volunteer!
und dangerously injuring several others.
41 It is rumored (hut the soldiers were very mud
exasperated against tho engineer mid conductor o
thc mail (min. und threatened lo shoot them.
"Tho unfortunate alfair is due to cnrelcssncs:
" A dispatch received yesterday from Gordons
ville says that several ol' those injured by the col
liston yesterday are reported ns since dead, nm
adds : ' Tho Richmond train, willi troops, seem:
to have been in fault in leaving tho station befort
(bc Mantissas train arrifetl. The names of Hu
Virginians killed are Gentry omi McMullen. o
Greene county. Cue of tho Carolinians lins hut
his .legs amputated below the knee.'"
OUR VOLUNTEERS.-We understand that i
majority approximating to unanimity nf boll
tho regiments encamped in Col un bin me rend;
to ninreh to Virgiuin. Of other regiments lin
Charleston Courier of yesterday says:
"Col. M. Jenkins' logiinont. cloven hundrci
strong, willoh lins boon in camp and on Molli
van's Island drilling for several weeks, will lu
mustered into service very soon by Assistait
Adjutant Genaro! I), lt. Jones, C. S. A., mu
will start for Virginia in a day or two.
" Col. Cash's fino regiment, at Flnrcnoo. norn
ly nine hundred strong, ure also ready to star
for the scene of action.
Col. Bacon's regiment eight hundred stronp
now encamped uoar Aiken, nro ready for dopm
turo nt a moment's notice
" Col. Hampton's Legion expect to move carl
this wook .,
'.Col. Williams.', Coi. Ilngood's mid Col
Ilion's regiments have almost unanimously vu
untocrod nnd been nccoptod ; besides which, ot!
oi* offers nf men nnd moans have poured in ur
on Gov. Pickons nnd Gen. Beauregard. I
loss than ton days those noble regiments wi
bo on tho mnrch for the Old Dominion.
Spcnkingof Col. Jon kins' regiment, thc Ma
envy snys, "ty will lenvo Sullivan's Island $
throe o'clock this afternoon, and puss di root I
through to tho S. C. Railroad depot, whom
they will proceed to Orangcbnrg. whore the
will rondczvous for u wcok previous to stm i'm
for Virginia. .
PALMETTO .BRIGADE.-M. L. Bonham, Majo
Genor.rl, S. C. V. ; W C Morngno. Division At
jutnnt-Gonernl ; W D Simpson, Division Inspe
tor-Ocnernl ; A P Aldrich, Division Qunrtonnn
tor-Gcncral ; H B Bovisten. Division Commiss
ry-Gonerul : J N Lipscomb, Division Piiymu
tor-Oonornl ; Dr. J Nie F (biston. Division Su
genn-Goncral ; S. Warroo Nelson. Aid-de-(Jani|
Thus. J Davies, Aid-do-Cnmp ; B FW hi tho
Aid-dc-Cump; R Spann. Hammond; Spool
Aid de Camp ; .Samuel W Melton, Special Ai
de-Camp and Milbnry Secretary.
FIRST BEOIMENT.-Mnxoy ?rogg, Colone
I) II Hamilton, Liootonant Cohinol ; A ?
Smith, Major; T C Ferguson. Adjutant; A
McGowan, Quartermaster : Joseph Kenned
Commissary ; J W Powell. Surgeon j W
Bull, Assistant Surgoon ; Wm. M Gist, Si
SECOND REGIMENT-J B Kershaw, Colono
E P Jones. Lieu tenant Colonel : A D Goodwy
Major; E E Sill. Adjutant; W S Wood, Qui
tormastcr ; J J Villepigue, Commissary; T
?Snimond. M. D.( Surgeon ; II J Nott, M D. il
sistnnt Surgeon ; J L 11 ni to. Sorgoant-Miijn
M B Moses. Quartermaster Sergeant.
... How TUE KENTUCKIANS HANDLE A RIFLE
An intelligent correspondent, who lntoly lt
Baltimore for Hurpor's Ferry mid other poh
in Virginin, gives tho following account of I
observations ill n private letter :
.' At Hnrpor's Forry, a Kontuckinn ch
longed a Virginian lo shoot with a rifle. T
distance was a hundred and fifty yards, t
Kentucky covered hts six bullet bolos will
.half dollar, and old Virginia was obliged to \
a small tin cup to cover Iiis ; but he claimed I
victory, on tho ground that his bullets wi
twico the sizo of his adversary's. Twenty-elf
men shot on tho samo dey, nt three htindi
yards, at a log tho sizo of a man, and twen
tyro bullet? pierced it. Th?so sbotH wore ,
off-hand. Thoro is a company boro who pr
tico at double quick tim?-a full trot-and tl
.oom to do nearly as well as thonO who Aro stat
lng. They aro torriblo follows, and seora
have a most io s tit iablo desire, to fl gb t , .
m+f ?*}mtfm imm^*f**<p*^ft$ ? j il mi i lil) i.WHj1,!.' '".'J "
PegnlngB and OUppings.
CONK TO MISSISSIPPI- Gon. Beauregard hm
i geno to Corintp, Mi??. Ho is accompanied ty
; D. IV. Jopes, Adjutant. Tho dofonccs of tho
Mississippi veiW bo looked nftor by thom.
EXPLOSION-Tho steamer Keotuoky oxplndcd
nt Memphis, Tenn., on tho 2lt*fr ult. . Sovon per
' (tons woro killed, and aJargo number wounded.
.UK D?NIE* IT-Cid. Wilson, of tho New York
Zouaves, denies tho romOr so generally circula
ted, that bo ?8 oompolled to march fifty pnce? in
front of bis corps to keep thom from picking his
ST. Loins ENCOMPASSED-St. Louie is entirely
encompassed hy Federal troops, under tho com
mand of Colonels Blair, Boornstetii and Sigcl.
Twenty-seven persona havo died from wounds
received in tho Into collision.
NEW ORLEANS. May 2f>.- Thc privateer
steamer Calhoun captured two schooners and
brought them into port.
COUNTER mrs-The Oliurloston Meran y has
soon a suspicious $10 bill, purporting to ho of
the- Mechanic's Bank of Augusta, but totally
unlike any noto issued by that institution. It
was supposed to bc an allored bill of tho Me
chanics' Bunk of Meinphi**. Quito a noinbor
aro in circulntion. Look out for them.
PKI/.BS--Th*, privateer Calhoun, from Now
Orleans, hu? made ?00.000-a very good begin
ning. Our telegraphic dispatches this morning
announce that she bas captured two more
POUTER'S SIM HIT. two weeks ngn, WOR very
patriotic on the score of "our flag" and ibo in
tegrity of thc Union." In its last issue it says:
Wc are heartily sick of this war. Are there
no groat and gund men in the hind to make
ponce? Wo recommend ibm the President ami
tho Cabinet, together with the same officers nf
tho Confederacy, meet in council to save tho
EPISCOPAL SECESSION-Thc Texas Episcopal
Convention has been in session nt Austin, for
sonic days, Bishop Ur Ogg presiding. It has
been decided to scud a delegation to M intgoni
. y, Ala., in July next, to moot with delegations
from the several diocesos of the seceded States.
" to decide whether or not this venerable and
influential religious body shall secede from the
TER RI ULE R.UtTIlQU?KEt-In addition to thc
six thousand lives lost by tho carlhqunko at
Mendoza, South America, wo learn that San
Jlinn, situated one hundred und twenty leugne.?
north of Mendoza, bini boon nearly destroyed
by thc same earthquake, with an estimated loss
of three thousand lives. Tho oarthqmiko ap
proached from thc direction of Valparaiso, ami
great anxiety is manifested to hear from that
FIGHTING IN WISE COUNTY.-Tho Tnzewell
Democrat, of thc I ?St h inst., says: A report
reached us on Thursday last, through the mail
carrier, that a party of abolitionists made theil
appearance in Gladesville, tho County seat, one
day this week, and took possession of the vil
lage. A fight ensued, and a messongcr was
despatched io Hassell for assistance. Before
he left, ono of the ringleaders among thc inva
ders was killed. One hundred armed men went
from Bussoll, Wednesday.
MR. YANCEY IN LONDON,-Thc Montgomery
Advertiser says: In a private letter written
from bondon to his friends in this eily. lion,
Wm. L. Yancey says there is a strong contest
going on between Exeter Hall Abolitionists ami
the Ministry. Tho Exeter Abolitionist* are tu
bitter against thc South ns tho Massnchusott!
anti-shivery families. Tho Ministry party
however, aro favorable tj thc Southern Con fed
eracy, hut hoing in a small majority have ti
proceed cautiously to obtain the concurrence n
thc pooplc. Mr. Yancey docs not doubt tlx
success of his mission.
CROPS IN ARKANSAS.-Tho Littlo Rock (la
zellc says that from all portions of tho Statt
Od vicos in relation to the coming crops aro o
the most promising character. The whoal ern]
is the greatest iu breadth and tho niost.superm
in quality over yot made in tho Stnte. ami tin
fruit promises an abundant yield, while tin
oats and corn thus far look exceedingly woll.
FOR BRKIADIER GENERAL.--Col. James Me
OuUnilgh, nf Greenville, is announced a candi
dato for Brigadier General of this Brigade.
THERE is hardly room loft for doubt that lb
English Government lins determined to give al
its aid, short of an open d?claration of hostili
ties, to tho cause nf tho Southern Confederation
by recognizing its right to destroy tho enmmerc
of tho Union, ami by denying tho right of th
Federal Government to exclude British am
French vessels from Southern ports. This dc
termination, is bailed wjt.ligron*. satisfaction b
tho ministerial organ??, whoso comments ar
quoted elsewhere-N, Y. Times, 22/1 inst.
MARRIAGE OKTIIE TVCOON.-A lotter from Ju
pan stales that tho Tycoon was married on th
4th of March to tho only daughter of tho Miku
do, or Spiritual Emperor, who is represented t
be ft "beautiful and accomplished " lady ?;
WORTHY op RECORD.-Hon. Edmund Bu rici
of Concord, N. IL, ata meeting recently calle
in that city, for tho purpose of raising funds fe
a volunteer coiiipany, said : This war is a wn
against our own brothors. Thero is no glory t
! bo won in such war. Thero wore both gior
and honor to bc won iii a war against a foroig
"onetny; but not in tho inisorablo business'
j butchering our own brothers.
BEAL ESTATE.-Tho following significar
paragraph in copied from tho New York Da
Hook of tho 20tli inst: "In this city and Brool
lyn many first claus houses aro occupied froo <
rout, and othors aro hud for tho taxos."
NEW FLOUR.-Flour from tho crops of no
wheal ls in market in Alabama mid Georgia.
r The whoat crop thoro, ns here, is very fine.
I 'A COMPLIMENT TO MARYLAND.-lt gives us plea
uro tp rend anything good or hopeful conoornii
Maryland in this her hour of humiliation and d
pression, mid wo therefore publish tho foltowii
I exti nct from n late lotter to tho New York Tribun
Maryland .needs watching. Scccssioiixthoro
" not dead but sleopoth." Many noxious, wee
require to bo plckod out of that domain, Soi
subterranean fires must bo cooled or thoy will po
forth their burning lava IO blacken and dentro
Wo cami ot rea son al ily enjoy thc con (iden co of t
dwellers on tho sides of Vesuvius, i 'The graves
Massachusetts soldiers silently admonish us to I.
ware. . Whon - Maryland Rhafl havo delivered
her murderers to nus wer the jflmnjty of her oi
violated laws, then wo may confide in horiategri
\CA loyalty to tho Union.
?- 1'iiK INVASION.-.Tho liiolWnoiul Dispatch. in
announcing the invasion' of Alexandria, com
monis nit follows :
.'Tholntelllgoneo of yesterday that tho myr
I mirions of Futteral p<?wor had advance.?! upon
tho soil of VirginK produced a? oloolriiying of?.
' foot In our community, and among tlio ?oldiory.
I Evory oyo brlghton?d, and every heart boat
! high with stern delight that tho hour of von
gcanco is at hand. If Virginia can bo overrun*
' by ? host of Northern militiamen, if ono man
io dofenco of his fireside is not equal to two in
vader?, then this onward movement of mir dc-.'
tostnldoenemy is founded in wisdom, lint when
that day comes, it will ho a.new ?hiv in tho his
tory of nations, and tifio which will provo that
wo'desorvo to b?oonquored. It has heen givom
ont 'repeatedly of lato bv^ho Lincoln pro's* that
tlon. Scott dosi red to delay an advance till cool
! weather and until his army w as full v organized.
i But they could not brook thc wiso delay recom
mended by tho only general In their ranks that
deserves the nnmo, ami thc Republican papers
at Washington pronounced Scott behind tho
; times. They will discover boforo long that it
would have boon ?v6,ll for thom'to take Iiis cun
scl. They disiognrded his lid vico ouco before
In their attempt tu rein forte Fort Sumter, and
they will find a yforfco ro-ult ft'onii their present
contempt nf bi-? military experience and judg
ment. This forocioits,and vile attempt to sub
jugate V irginia will bo crushed lit every point
whore it is mudo, and there is mjt a mau in the
Commonwealth who docs not rejoice that it is
made now. when tho season, and other advan
tages which it is unnecessary to mention, will
unite to consign it to speedy disaster and an
nihilation." ' .
Wherever tho nows lins roached throughout
the Confederate States, it lins onv>!;ed 'ho same
spirit of determined resistance, and Virginia
may rest assured that, if uoejsssnry. ono hun
dred thousand men ,will tv ithin a few days be
gathered on her soil for her d?lVMieo.
HAMPTON'S LEG TON-This Logion is full. Thir
ty-nine companies were offered to Col. (tn,nipt(?n
to make up tho Legion. Eleven ooh cutid b"
Telegraphic News from nil Quarters
ST. .JOHN'S, May -.'??-Tho steamship /Etna,
Capt. Hice, has arrived from Queenstown, with
dates from Liverpool to tho lCih instant.
Tho sales of cotton for tho four days previous
amount to 23,000 l?ales, of which speculators
and exporters took 7.OOO. Prices hail declined
to I-1 Od, closing dull. IbeudsiulVs and pro
visions aro steady. Console closed at 'J 15 lo 02.
Thc Hank of England has advanced its rule ot'
interest to six per cent.
Tho Sinthern Commissioners had reached
Paris, and had an interview with Thouvcuel,
the French Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Thc British Ministry has issued a proclama
tion for tho jiuidnneo of its naval OIIUMMS. cnn
suis ami citizens, at homo and abroad. Ii dc
clares (he intention of the government (thc
Cabinet) to maintain strict impartiality and
neutrality between thc (?overumeiu ol tba Uni
ted Slates and certain Stale-? sty ling th .solves
tho Confederate States, lt warns British sub
jects that they will forfeit thc protect ion of the
government it they engage on either side.
ST. Louis, May 24.-(.ion. Price, com
mander of tho State troops, had ordered 4,
000 militia at Jetlcrson city to disband.
Sonic resistance was hindu, hut it was believed
that they had quietly dispersed. Howitzers,
liipi'tnrs, ball, shells, and ilOO rounds of am
munition, had been sent from thc arsenal in
this eily to (.'airo.
\V AtiltINOTOK, Muy 24.-Col. Ellsworth's
personal friends and Lincoln are deeply affect- j
ed at his death. Thc bells are ringing, hui!- !
dings craped, Hags at half mast, and his re- ?
mains lying in state ut tho navy yi.rd.
Government has startling intelligence from
Baltimore. Loud and prominent Union men
arc secretly abetting thc secessionists. Their
names and plans arc known.
The 7th regiment occupy Arlington heights,
and tho GOth arc engaged in throwing up
breastworks there. To day forty-five Virgin
ia cavalry surrendered to Sherman's battery,
finding themselves at tho mouth of thc guns.
Thc steamer ?Mount Vernen was very near
sinking to-day before reaching Alexandria.
It is supposed she was aecrelly injured at the
Washington navy yard.
Harper's Korry and Norfolk are to bc simul
taneously attacked. Thc Postmaster-General
has ordered tho discontinu nice of thc mails
in the seceeded States, except Tonncssec.
In the Bi ?tish proclamation the subjects of
that Government are forbidden to engage their
ships as war transports, to attempt recruiting,
to attempt to break a blockade actually effect
ive, or to carry soldiers, dispatches, or mate
rials of war for either parly.
Spain orders six screw ivar frigates of the
Prst class to tho American coast.
Momr.K, May 25.-Thc brig Angelo arri
ved nt New Orleans with Vent Cruz, dater, to
thc 12th, and ?(>,000 in sp?oie. A Minatit
lin letter says that gold was taken from thc
waters of M ula tc ugo. The diggings aro very
rich, and great excitement exists in conse
quence of tho discovery. Business was very
NKW Ottr.KANs, May 27.-The sloop of
war Brooklyn came to anchor off* Pass Louvre
yesterday, and sent a boat to Port .hickson,
informing the commander of the blockade
They commenced with tlie flat-bints, com
ing down the Mississippi laden witlrice.
The crack battalion of tho Washington
Light, infantry leave this evening for Virgin
ia. A subscription has been opened for the
purpose of obtaining relief for thc family of
Jackson, who killed Ellsworth.
AUGUSTA, May 27.-President Davis.
Toomba, Wigfall lind T. lt. B. Cobb, passed
to-night cn route for Uiohmond.
MANASSAS JUNCTION, May 27.-Beports
from Alexandria to day state that the federal
forces arc concentrating there. Washington
is almost entirely ovneuated by f?deral troops.
Arlington heights have been occupied and
fortified by the Lincolnitcs ty the number of
10,000 men. G rent consternation is existing
in Washington to day, on account of tho fear
of an attack on thc city by^he Confederate
A member of tho llappnhannock Cavalry,
limned Anderson, ono of Gen. bonham's vi
dettes, was ob?t this morning by the Federal
scouts, on tho road.between F*uirfax C. II.
nod Fall's church.
Tho Southern troops aro anxious for a
brush. They say they will tiot bo satisfied
until they aro in Washington city. On ac
count of insubordination, tho New York
Zouaves havo been stationed ono mile outside
of Alexandrin. Innnmerablo batteries and
redouts guard tho Washington nnd Aloxnn
dria turnpike Copies of tho following proc
Imnalion by Maj. Gon. Sandford, of tho New
York State Militia, in the torvieo of the U.
S., hayo boon extensively circulated in Fair
fax county to day :
IjKAbQUAHTK.U? D H PA HT MK NT FAIRFAX,
AttMNUTON.lloiJSK, May 26!
. Fairfax county being occupied by troops
uudftr my. ooninmnd, t deem it proper tb re
pent publicly, that assurances have boon per
sonally givon many good" oltizens nbout mo
that all its inhabitants may return to npd ro
main at thoir hoirt?a and usual paciflo occupa
tions in peace and confidence, and with nssur
I cd yrotcotiqo to.^orsons and pw^orfyr, ip.tho
U. 8. troop* iii Vlrgiu?u will bo omployctl for JE
iro other purposes than thut of suppressing
unlawful combinations against tho constituted
authorities.of tho Union, and of causing tho
j jaws thcro to ho duly respected and oxeouted.
:. By order of ** ? .
MAJ. OKS. Qt. W. SANTU-OIIO:
. Ono bf tho Southern' picquet guards was
captured to day.
BICIIMONO, May 27.-Tho report which
prevailed boro that a number of tho Lincoln-,
itcs were killed oh S?hdiiy in mi ottaok on
! Hampton, is authoritatively denied. Tho ru
! mpv sprung from tho report of musketry iir
, ing, which ocourrod over thc grave of u sol
dier at Old Point. . . '
On Saturday tho Lincolnitcs marched into
Hampton, but met with no opposition, as thc
citizens retired ou tho approach of the merce
naries; ' Finding tho town deserted, they loft
it, having burned tho bridge nt.d cut O? com
About five hundred Federal troop? left Old
l'oint on Saturday, lt is .reported they pro
pose to disembark on thc coast of North (Tar- ^
ol hm. / ; ' ..
About thirty ladend transport steamers
are reported at Newport News,, fiftoon miles
from Norfolk. They have lan (Jed an im
mense force of U. S. troops. It is supposed .
this force landed here will be supported by
another body to bc landed on Cruney Island,
and that, they will both proceed simultaneous
ly to attack Norfolk front and rear. .
RICHMOND, May 27.-1 am reliably inform
ed that live United States war vessels entered ?
j tho mouth of thc dantes Uiver this morning,
add h.lided a hedy of troops at Newport News.
Dispatches received hero from Harper's
Ferry contradict thc statement in the Wash
ington Star of ; battle having been .fought :.t
NOUKOI.K. May 27. 8:20 P. M.-An oili
er from Criiuey Island, reports that the ene
my after stopping II short tin e at Newpoifc
News, continued their course up the .lames
Uiver. They did not land troups at Newport
News. It is the. Opinion of many thnt this
movement looks to a demonstration on Pilb
il, ond ; others think it only a feint.
H icu MONO, May 27-Our troops are in ?4M
possession of Centreville and Fairfax Court
House, mid not the enemy, as reported.
WASH i NO ros*, May 27.-Tho Southern
mails will be nindo np hore and forwarded
vin tho West. T/hcy will bc continued until
the first day?of dune. <|
Five and n half millions dollars in bonds
were awarded to bidders at S5. ' . Upwnrds of
two mid a quarter -millions in treasury notes
were negotiated nt par. ?
lt is reported thnt thc Zounve pickets at
tacked thc ndvnnced posts of tho Confeder
ate troops, mid after several rounds tho South
erners retreated, leaving six prisoners in the
D.M.ri.uoKr., May 27.-Tho Ad?la?de ar
rived herc from Fortress Monroe. She re
ports that Puller was reinforced with 8,000
additional troops. When she left it was un
derstood that Norfolk would be attacked on
Monday. The Southerners nie coundon t
I that the pince is ioipivirnnble.
I The bridge connecting Old Point Comfort
j with Hampton was burned by thc Southern
I ers. v . ... "
Nr.w Yonic, Miy 27.-A Zouive colonel,
with $24/000 raised for bis regiment, has ***
been missing torten days.
A merchant was arrested to day by Super
intendent .Kennedy for using seditious lan
Capt-. Adams, commanding the Pensacola
! fleet, has been ordered home.
BOSTON. May 27.-The Mnssnehusotts has
I sailed for Fort Pickens, heavily laden with
I munitions for that fort.
, WASHINGTON, May 27.-Thc Minnesota
and three other vessels arc to lenvo Fortress
Monroe to blockade Charleston.
A traveller from Dich mond yesterday said
that thc train in which he was passenger
brought a thousand South Carolinians to Mu
missus Junction. There nro now '.ve thou
sand there, tolerably well equipped. lOxton
sivo entrenchments ure being thrown up, be
lieving that Harper's Ferry is to be attacked
in that direction.
Tho New York Timex says that tho inhab
?tauts of Alexandrin ure sullen mid disnffeet
od. Fortifications aro being, orcctod tbero,
including embankments n pi ?loToil g and seven
feet high.. Twenty, thousand moro Aboli
tionists uro culled to Washington, find mar
tini inw procluimcd in Alexandrin.
Kdgnr Showdon, of the Gazette, refused
to. publish the proel unation, and printers *
from the ranks of tho Abolition army took
possession of the office, mid ure publishing
Tho Tribune says that probably nu over
whelming m?vem?lit will be made against
Richmond within three weeks, independent
of tho Washington reserves, (ind lUui ibo po
sition at Harper's Ferry may be secured by u
flank movement, by Mnnnssns Cup Junction.
Should Dim advance via limper's Ferry or
Mnnnssns Cap, it would bc iiniucdiatoly'fol
lowed by Butler's advance on Norfolk.
Butler anticip?tes reaching Richmond by
thc 20th of July.
Patterson will throw messes of' troops
down tho Maryland line from Chambcrsbulg
direct on Harper's Ferry.
[Theso are. Northern .dispatches, and must
be taken with immy grnins of salt.]
MoVKMKNT.H AT THU Soi'TII.-A gOlltlc
mnn who has just arrived here from Virginia,
where ho has been for lhe last two months,
in all .its principal cities, estimate* from hits
own observation, that there aro UQt less-thai?
40,000 mon, well armed and equipped, nqw
in tho field in that Stato. From Winchester
to Harper's Ferry he traveled .in o?mpnny
with three r?giments from Tennessee,, ns weil
firmed and drilled as our Northern troops.
Theso mon said they wero. to bo followed by
10,000 inoro from thnt Strito, as Inst ns tho
capacity of tho railrohd will permit. Tho
impression nmpng tho soldiers was that their
?lestinution was Washington, but tho better
Informed among tho officers supposed thut
60,000 of their best troops were to oross into
Pennsylvania and moko a rapid ninrch'for
Philadelphia. When this body nioVos/nn
equnl number, undor Davis himself, in to
threaten Washington, so thnt po relief orin
I bo spared (or Philadelphia Our inforinhu/
further says, thnt tho robcls scorn pweA8C*lly
confidont of success, though well Jntformcd
ns to tho state pf nflnirsat WnsMngtori mid
irj.tho North genoriilly. ' .
[AT. K Tribunen/'Saturday.
SKIJCUHK of TKI.KUHAIM??O I)K8I*ATC?IKS.
-Tho I.ipooln Oovorumcnt lins committed
sn .unparalleled not of invasion of the right?
of Citizens in ordering thosoizuro of nil tele
graphic dospntohos in Northern cition. It
Jins romninod foetid* misernblo abortion of A
Government to do what po inonorohionl Oov
erprnont Jins yoi, attempted;, to vtolato privato '
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