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To the 4th Regiment 8- C V
Forth from t hoir unlive mountains
Thoy'vo gone, ns true n band,
As over marched to meet thc foo,
.And fight for " Dixie Lund.".
Jiehind they've left tho old blue hills,
Which proudly towoi' on high,
Tho giant oaks, their soldier guard,
Their banner, thc broad biuo sky.
Forward! they cry, to Washington,
Thc foo ive do not fear,
WU pl.mt tho Southern " Stars and liars,'
And see it floating there.
Our Mountain l'.oys among the first,
beneath its folds will stand,
And shout hurrah! a victory's won
This day, for " Dixie Land."
WALHALLA, S. 0.., July ll, 1SG1.
Such of thc officers and privates of tho Vol
unteer Companies of Picketts District as had
met for tho nurposo of drilling, assembled at
thc American Hotel, in Walhalla, this day,
ut 1 1*. M., and organized a meeting by call
ing Maj. D. A. Lcdbettcr to tho Chair, and
requesting Capt. J. J. Norton to uct as Sec
Tho chairman briefly explained thc object
of thc meeting, when, on motion, tho follow
ing gentlemen woro appointed a committee to
report resolutions of thatiks to Thos. li. Lee,
Esq., viz: Lieut. N. Ki Sullivan, Capt. M.
M. Norton, and Lieutenants Hawthorne,
Doyle, and Rainsby, which committee, after
rotiring, reported the following preamble and
resolutions, vi/. :
Inasmuch, as Thomas IL Lee, Esq., a dis
tinguished graduate of thc Military School bf I
this State, has kindly drilled and instructed n
largo portion of thc officers of thc Volunteer
Companies of this District, for several days,
therefore, he it
Resolved- That tho thanks of said officers
aro due, and aro hereby tendered to the said
Thomas ti. Lee, Esq., for said drill und in
And bf if. further J irani red, That the said j
Thomas IL Leo, Esq., is respectfully recom- j
?USaBljtkftl -to Ooh Orr to lill any staff office in
thc Regiment which Mr. Loo will accept.
Said preamble and resolutions were then
unanimously adopted.
The conductor on tho Blue Ridge Railroad
being present, arrangements were, made with
him to run un extra train from Walhalla on
the 10th instant, leaving the Depot at 10
o'clock, A. M., and to carry passengers to thc
nearest point of thc Railroad to Sit h dy Springs
at lifty cents each, and to take in volunteers j
tit convenient points along thc Railroad,
On motion, tho proceedings of this meeting
woro ordered to bo furnished to thc District
papers for publication.
?). A. LE I) BETTE ll, Chairman.
JoSKI'lI J. NoilTO.N, Secretary.
Mr. Editor : As thc time is herc when
all patriotic citizens arc keeping a sharp look
O lt for any invading emissary; also, many
Vigilant Committees aro being formed that
qur homes and property may be'secure, ns tho
members of each committee aro pledged to
caoh other, by their sacred word of honor, to
uso all good faith'to each other, and also have
thc counsel of each one how they shall detect
and bring to trial all persons guilty of anything
that would, by any means endanger tho lives
or property of any person in thc Confederate
Thc writer would not assume n "dictator
ship" in this matter, but would ask tho con
sideration of each com pi i (tee, (in the Lower
Battalion, S. C. M.,) through your valuable
paper, tho propriety of having a general meet
ing, composed of representatives from each
committee, to meet at Centro Campground on
Saturday the 10th of August next, nt 3 o'clock,
P. M., ns that is tho most central place, to
make a Constitution, signs und pass-words,
&o., so that each counuittco may have the
samo rules and regulations, so that if tho nioin
hors of different committees aro together in
their operations, they might understand each
other in their patriotic work for tho common
Lendit of all poisons that aro true citizens of
Tho country. Ono representativo for every
five members will bo as ninny as necessary.-?
Will not all tho Vigilant Committees bo rep
resented in that mooting?
Onkwoy, July 9,1801.
Mr. Editor : .The citizens, whoso names
pear below, hove formod themselves into a
igihint CdinmittCe, having tho name of Snow
reek Vigilant Conmiittco. Placo of moet
g--Contre Church. .
.President-3. A. Elrod j
Vice Pr?sidents-J. B. Moore, R. V. Rood
, $.1*. Cole, Elias Miller, A. R. Elliott, T.
|[, Simmons.
Advisor)/ Committee-Aaron Cain, A. W.
orbert, K. H. Edgar, Jacob J. MoDonald,
hn O. Prion.
Secretary-J. TL Sunders:.
Members-J. N. R. Smith (now in tho
my), James Mason, R. F. McDonald, R. I),
ooro, W. IL Myers, Allen Rums, Moses
in, Chaplain ; ?L M. Beaty, Clark Ablo,
tndrCabb Anderson Mason,- Vi. 0. Elrod,
jniond Brady, John B. Myers, William
iftden, W. J. Carroll, S. J. Sanders, Joseph
1 Harris, Wiley Allen, W. '1\ Simmons,
tnuel Thomas, *IL A. Cole, John H. Mc
(Tm, W, Hi Burkct, 0, R. Burns, W. h
CLAREMONT, July 6, 1801.
Dear Courter : "Wo scud you n list of thc
names, with a part of tho proceedings, of thc
Clurctnont Vigilance and Military Volunteer
Company. Wc arc,
Maj. JOHN C. MILLER, President;
EDWARD IIUOHKS, Esq., 1st A'ico " !"
II. R. GASTON, Esq., 2d " ?
ll. Wi BURNS, Esq., 3d " "
Capt. WM. STKKLK, Advisory Committco;
P J. MILLER, ? "
L. B. AUSTIN, ? ?
E. S. FOSTER, f M ?
W. W. STRIIILINO, 1st Lieutenant ;
M. B. DENDY, 2d
J. D. KAY, 8d "
M. L. DAVIS, Clerk;
C. M. Sh ARI?, 1st Sergeant; .
T. II. DENDY, 2d .?
T. '.I. JONKS, 3d "
W. T. JANKS, 4th "
J. (). L. AIHIKTT, 1st Corporal;
J. IL BURNS, 2d "
WM. S. McGi'FKiN,8d "
Jos. CARPENTER, 4th "
Private)!-L. IL J. Goodwin, Wm. Dick
son, John Ilonea, J. N. Ilydo, William A.
Liles, Hov. A. W. MoGuff?n, Sloan Dickson,
John Coley, John H. McGuffin, N. J. F.
Perry, Jas. Ward, son, Nathaniel Ward, Jas.
Ward, jun, W. P. Norris, G. A. AVhiscnant,
Daniel Brewer, David S. Drewer, L. AV. Al
len, Thomas Graham, William Graham, O.
Ipiles, J. IL P. Gaston, Seaborn Pitts, Alex
dor Graham, W. T. Tollison, Jno. N. Darns,
G. Gipson, W. 1). Stribling.
We have a Constitution linn and binding,
signed by all of tho above. Our object is to j
provide for thc families of thc Volunteers, to j
protect our homes, and prepare ourselves to
serve our country in any capacity in which
we may bo needed. Wc will meet on the 1st
Saturday' in August, unless sooner called ; ?
and wc here extend an invitation to any who j
who may be disposed to do so, to come and '
join us. We now only number forty-nine,
but want to raise Our company to one hundred.
C. L. lIoi.l.lNii.stvoiirii, Secretary.
Mr. Editor:-We send you a list of
the Officers and Privates of the Home Guard,
formed at Pumkintown. Tho resolutions
adopted is pretty much the same as thc other
Home Guards. This Company, is known ?y
thc name of the Mountain Hangers.
G. AV. KKITII, Captain;
J. H. ll I F.D. 1st Lieutenant;
A.. EDENS, 2d "
C. KKITII, 3d ?
J. A. CIIASTAI.S'K, Sergeant.
Prirntest.-M. Compton, J. AI. Keith, W.
Masters, Jesse Ashworth, S. E. Burgess, IL
A. ;.CIark, 1). Curban. J. Compton, Wm.
Kdons, A. K. EdensiFB. Furgurson, J. A.
Chastain, B. Priddle, J. Priddle J. A.'Gili
land, S. H. Hendrix, ll, Holder, W. C. Hcn
dorsan, J. W. Keith, AI: Keilli, J. Keith, J.
F. .Masters, J. C. M oater*, I). Alclunkin, B.
I). McJunkin, B. MeJuukin, J. B. Mc Jun
kin, J. McJunkih, A. AIcGill, N. Reid Rev.
T. L. Hoper, G. lligdon. J. K. Sutherland,
J. ll. Clark, B. Trotter, F. Gilliland, J.
Fortner, Wm. Burgess, H. AI. Fortner, W.
A. Fortner, IL Casson, J. Roach, II. Turner,
J. Nelson, G. Landreth, A. Landroth, N. ll.
Henderson, A. J. Simmons, M. Sutherland,
J. H. Simmons, A. Simmons, B. Alasteis.
Alaking in all f>7.
olina exchanges come to us clothed in mourn
ing for tho death of Governor lillis. He
was a sterling man, and bis death at this junc
ture will be lamented throughout tho South.
Tho Raleigh State Journal, speaking of his
successor, says :
"Hy the lamented death of Governor Ellis,
Honry'T. Clark, Ksq., of Tarboro, Edgecombe
county, Speaker of the Senate, becomes the
future Governor of North Carolina. Under
the dispensation of an omniscient God, it is
well. No citizen of North Carolina more
than Air. Clark will deplore the afflictive dis
pensation which hos conferred on bim thc
exalted honors and arduous duties inseparable
from the executive office of thc Stato, and
none than bo would discharge them with
morn fidelity, lie comes into ofliec at a time
which is indeed calculated to try men's 'souls,
but ho brings with him to its duties n record
for sound judgment, largo experience, hones
ty above suspicion, capacity beyond a doubt
and fidelity whom all eau trust, which will at
onco commend him to tho coiifidciico of thc
people. What his lamented predecessor has
inaugurated to sccuro tho inestimable bles
sings of civil and religions liberty to tho oit
7.0ns of North Carolina and tho ultimate inde
pendence of tho Southern. Confederacy, Gov.
Clark will faithfully and scrupulously and
vigorously conduct to its consummation, and
moro if possible. This sentiment is common
with us, wc know, to ?vory son of North Car
Li ST KN '.-Tho following toast was gotten
up, (not drunk,) by a young lady of our nc-,
qunintanoo. If, after fonding this, any young
man does not take up arms in defence of his
country, ho should bo deprived pf tho right
of citizenship mid forever prohibited from tho
enjoyment of woman's society, lloro is tho
toast :
Their arms our protection-Our nrms thoir
toward.-Porttmoidh Transcript.
"--?V ? -V- - . m.,
aro roliubly informed (says tho Montgomo.\v
Pout) that a loiter has boon received In this oity
from tho Hon. AVm. L. Yancey, in which ho
states that our independence will cortainly be
rocognl*od by F.ngtand during tho month ol
August, and that no expects to bo at homo in
From thc New York Daily New?.
England and France Side with tho Souill
era Confederacy
The intelligence received by thc two steam
ers that have arrived from langland, within
the last four days', is of tho most meanacing
atid alarming description. Following up thc
friendly manifesta tiona already exhibited by
tho Palmerston "Ministry towards the Souvi
ent Confederacy, and tho attitude of indithr
nce it has assumed tu tho wishes of thc Wain
ihgtou Administration, large rei ufo reemo uta
of troops uro about to he puurcd inlu thc Can
adas, and that province is at once, to bc put
upon a war footing. Thc Great Eastern will
arrive on or about "thc 8d and the ( liddon j
rieecc on thc 14th of July, with 3")0U men, I
including a battery of thc ll oyal Artillery,
mid a larger force will bc despatched if neces
'Thc London Herald openly avows that thc
measures hus been adopted in antagonism to
thc United States, and adds that "it seems
tu bo inevitable that, before long, the question
ufa paper blockade should become a subject
of serious discussion." The London Times
[joes further, and adds that "Washington has
no fairer title over Montgomery than thc King
of Naples has over Sicily." Public sentiment
in Kngland seems generally in fact, tobe grad
ually assimilating with the view of Mr. Gre
gory, that "thc interests of France and Eng
land arc identical on thc American question
and that thc recognition by these two great
powers of tho Southern Confederacy will cause
tho war party in tho North to pause, before
[dunging their countrymen deeper into , the
sad struggle."
Some of our leading journals have been in
?lined to favor the idea of a war with E?g
land, on the ground that the. rivalry between
that country and Frahce would induce Louis
Napoleon to side with the North, for thc pur
pose accomplishing his ends un the continent of
Europe, lt now appears, however that the
Courts of London and Paris have agreed to
idopt tho same policy toward the United
Stales, and consider it to bo for thc advan
tage of both to break down tho unconstitu
tional blockade of tho Cotton ports and ac
knowledge thc (ic/hilo independence of the
Confederate Slates. The Powers of Europe
contemplate the affairs of this hemisphere just
ts they do those of India, Ch i Ita, Africa or 1 tidy
inclusively from the point of view of their own
interests. They do nut caro a straw for us or
?ur institutions, excepting as wo may bo more
jr less eligible as producers or customers.
The beneliit they can derive, from the South
is clear, and its products uro indispensable to
the support of their own population, wdiile
their cummeroo with tho North amounts to
buta comparatively small per eoutago of their
trade with thc re?t of the world. Deprive
them of Cotton, and of four millions of people
in tho United Kingdom, and half that number
in Franco, wuuld be rubbed uf their daily bread
and to a greater or less degree, tho shock
of such a calamity would bc felt hy every in
dividual in both of those countries, insurrec
tions would bo almost inevitathle in thc man
ufacturing districts, and thc very foundations
of society would bo shaken by such convul
sions as it is to bc feared would result from
genera) luck of employaient. Neither Lord
l'aimer on nor the French Emperor will run
thc risk of encountering a catastrophe which
can bo avoided nt thc sinai I cost of hostilities
with an insane government like that of Presi
dent Lincoln, whoso misrule has already been
so stupendous that it will bc thc by-word of
mankind for ages to conic.
N It has been known for over a month, that
communications have been received by Mr.
Jefferson Davis from Mr. Yancy, in which
tho latter gentleman conveys the most glow
ing accounts of thc manner in whioh he had
been everywhere received, and of the pros- j
peet he entertains of securing thc objects of
Iiis mission. A Puris letter, in the Inde
pendence Helge, now asserts that Air. Host,
another of thc Southern Commissioners to
Europe, has had an audience with Lord Pal
merston, and received tl positivo assurance
from the Premier that England will recog
nize tho independence of the Southern States
nt no distant period. It also (pintos Mri
Host as having reported that thc action of
Franco will bc uniform with that of Eng
land, though not simultaneous, nor thc-re
sult of any direct diplomatic understanding
between the two countries.
Tho prediction, some weeks ago, of a cor
respondent of tho Paris Moniteur, is, indeed,
on thc evo of being verified, that " it is not
probable that a blockade will ho recognized
which deprives thc powers of Europe of a
raw material necessary for their manufacture,
rind upon which depends tho daily bread of
millions of their subjects." England and
Franco cannot be. imposed upon, ns aro tho
Northern States, by thc false pretences of
tho administration; nor are tho two greatest
nations on earth to bo frightened by thc fcc-,
blc, ridiculous threat that their rep rosee to
nyes ?t Washington will bo handed their
Ii) a word, Mr. Lincoln and his advisers,
having brought tho-country to tho vcrgo of
destruction at homo ; substituted a tyranny
for a Uepublican form of govern mont: tramp
led under foot ovory requirement of the Con
stitution, and perpetrated enormities unpar
alled in inodrcn times, huvo finally swaggered
suoh absurd pretensions before foreign nations
thu? thcro is ovory chanco of our being in
volved ii\ a war with both England mid France
bof?ro thc oloso of this year. Is tho United
States prepared to moot suoh un increase of
oinbarassinont ? Hoforo ?many days ii battle
will hr.vo bcou fought in Virginia. Which
ever section is victorious, it will preparo tho
wuy.forrenewed conflicts. God only knows
whore our oivii war will on^. Cnn wo boar
tho suporadded burdon of hostilities with na
timm possessing tho roost poworful fleets and
annies that have ovor existed sinco tho earth
?merged from olmos? AV hon tho American
flag shall no longer wave outside of our harbors;
when our commerce shall have been destroyed
and our shipping annihilated j when our ports
arc, in their turn, blockaded, will any party
jin tho land still continue to applaud thc wick
ed policy-which has plunged the Republic in
to such an abyss of evil? Alas, wc aro already
fallen to such n condition of moral nud physi
cal impotency, that only an interposition of
of the Almighty can recover us.
The Government Loan.
Thc loan for tho defence of the Con fedora to
.States; called fol' by the oct of Congress, is
being most liberally responded to throughout
tho entire South. Thc attention of tho peo
ple in almost every county has been called to
1 the subject, and everywhere the greatest en
I thusiasm is manifested. Planters aro freely
I subscribing their cotton and corn, and those
I who have no crops to pledge arc subscribing
I in money. So universa] a determina lion on
thc part of thc people to lend aid to tho gov
ernment of their choice was never before seen.
There is still room, however, aud those who
who hav? l?ot already subscribed, yet have a
chunco to do so. No one should hesitate in
this matter The bonds of tho government
uro better than any other security that can bo
furnished. They willbring to the holders eight
per cent, per annum, besides being as good
as gold. Interest and patriotism alike call
upon the people of thc South to swell this
loan to as large an amount as possible. No
matter if tho subscription should reach alum
double the wants of tlie government. Thc
effect of such an exhibition bf confidence in
thc stability of the government would be pow
erful abroad.
The staple productions of tho South now
control tho markets of tho world. Nearly
a thousand millions of foreign capital depend
upon the production of cotton tobacco, etc.
In 1'biglaud alone more than live millions of
people are dependent upon tho cotton fields
of the South for the bread they eat. With
out their yearly supply they would bo forced
to starve. Tho extent of this power which
the Southern people hold in their bands eau- i
not well be over estimated. If properly used
it will yet open to the Confederate States the
ports of all nations and bring to our shores
the commerce of evciy land. Ly loaning a
portion of thc crops of the South to thc Gov
ernment, wo clothe it with power ol' the coun
try, and enable it to exert an influence among
those nations with whom it may be desirable
to negotiate.
AV hatt er remains to be done tn this mat
ter should be done quietly. The commission
ers appointed to solicit subscriptions will soon
bo ready to make their report. It is desirable
that every man who bas the means should
take this opportunity of testifying his wil
lingness to support thc cause of the people of
the South. No sacrifice of interest is requir
ed. Tho man who takes a Confederate bond
in exchange for his crop gets thc full value
ofthat crop. The Commissioners for Mont
gomery county publish a "last call"* to thc
people of the county to subscribe. They give
a vory encouraging account of their success
throughout thc county, but wish to inercaso
their hst ns much as possible. For that pur
pose they announce that a meeting will be
hold in tho Theatre, on Thursday night.
Wc hope there will bc a good attendance and
liberal spirit manifested.
The Northern despot bas called for four
hundred thousand men and for four hundord
millions of ?lullars to be '.vscd in subduing the
people of thc South, li ?J minions are now
on Southern soil, plundering and murdering
tho inhabitants. Thc homes of Southern men
arc consigned to the flumes, and their church
es desecrated by the wretches who hnvo been
sent to bind and rivet upon us thc chains of
tyranny, and shall it be said that thc South
ern people hesitated a moment to furnish their
Government with ample means to drive thc
invaders from our soil, and secure thc blcs
singsof Hbcrity and penco i* The answer has
already boen given, and it will be reiterated
time ami agnin, so long ns there shall bc any
need for aid.-M?ntgommrg Advertiser,
Telegraphic News from all Quarters
NF.W O Uf,KA NS, Jilly 10.- At six o'clock
on Tuesday morning tho Confedera to Sand
Batteries on Ship Island, nt tho mouth of thc
Mississippi, opened upon n king Abe war
steamer two miles distant, which returned the
fire. Tho enemy threw some thirty odd
rounds of shell and round shot, which sank in
thc sand, and were used by our batteries in
returning tho fire. It was supposed tho at
tacking steamer was struck three times in the
bull, and a shell exploded over her dooks,
doing great damage, as she immediately hauled
ofjf, and put for Chandler Island, twelve miles
from our batteries.
On the Confederate side ono man wns slight
ly injured in tho leg, but no other damage wu^
W'ASIM.MIT?N, July 12.-The difficult ic?
regarding thc Mexican treaty preciado dirocl
mail communication.
BUCHANAN, July 12.-A rcconnoitcrinj
party ventured too near tho Southern lines
and one was killed and two wounded.
Skirmishes during tho past two days lu?Vi
boen rather bloody. Tho Southerners an
strongly entrenched, anddf they make a do
(ermined stand a heavy loss of lifo is inovitn
ble. McClellan was to hnvo attacked thou
this morning.
Tho Quiney, Illinois, State cavnlryhavo np
poured at Monroe Station.
Tho Missourians have routed tho federalists
burnt tho station-house, six conohos, oightooi
oafs, and toro up tho track on caoh sido of tin
town. A messenger for assistance report!
Col. Smith and fifty mon taken prisoners.
FORTRESS-MONROE, July 12.-Thoptonm
or Quaker City captured thc Annio AVavwioh
with 0,000 sacks of ooffcty mostly, owned ir
MibWAUKiK, July 12.-Tho bnnks ant
bankers hnvo paid tho Zouaves a thoiywiu
gold dollars for shooting their fellow-chi zone
WASHINGTON, July 12.-I? thc Scnnto |
Fcsscudcn reported tho House bili for thc
payment of thc volunteers, appropriating five
aiyl three-quarter million of dollars. It warf
In tho House bills were reported, making i
appropriations to carry on tho Government, |
which were referred to thc Committee of tho
Whole. .Stephens hoped thc Committee of
Ways and Means would have business up, so
both Houses could adjourn on Thursday next.
Tho Committee is disposed to give thc Gov
ernment everything it has asked. Lovejoy
wanted a vote to increase the standing anny.
NEW YORK, July 10.-The steamship
Canada has arrived from Europe. Tho sales
of cotton, on Saturday, were 15,000 bales
speculators and exporters taking 8,000-at
full prices, with an advancing tendency.
Breads tulls were quiet and unchanged. Pro
visions dull. Consols 80i@80f.
naire, 111 ; Bas, 105. Tho market closed
active, with an advancing tendency. Sale? of
the week, 0,000 bules. Stock on hand, 315,
000 bales.
CINCINNATI, July 10.-O. Jennings Wiso
has captured three federal com pa ides at Glen
Thcro have been no dispatches from Mc
Clellan since noon Sunday. He was advanc
ing towards Beverly, before reaching which
he will have to do some hard fighting.
SPRINGFIELD, July 10.-Tho Missouri
sixth regiment, under Gen. Sweeney, with a
Hying column, will udvancc to Vernon.
Largo numbers of mounted Missourians are
congregating at West Plain, Forsyth county.
Sweeney sends men to prevent their joining
Cul. Coffee is a prisoner.
.Col. Wolfe has encountered the Missourians,
and has sent for assistance. He lost BO killed
und wounded. .Missourians' loss not known.
Lyon is at Leesville, and will advance Clin
CINCINNATI, July 12.-F. IL Stanton is j
cn route for Washington, having been ap- j
pointed Senator, vice Lane, of Kansas, who
iccepts a brigadier generalship.
\\.VSIIINOTON, July 10.-The House has
passed thc army pay bill, with 5 uays.
The Senate passed a bill remitting thc du
ties OH arms.
BOSTON, July ll.-Professor Longfellow's
rt ?fe. was fatally burned to-day. The Profes
sor, in endeavoring to rescue lier, was badly
BALTIMORE, July ll.-Tt is aguin rumored
that Patterson's army is annihilated, and thc
troops quartered in thc city are preparing to
leave. Dodge, a Uuiuiiist, has been appoint
ed mnrsutd.
WASHINGTON, July 12.-In thc House
Washburn's force bill was passed, with 10
nays. This bill resembles tho force bill of
lSoi). Nays-Burnett, Harden, North, Pcn
lleton, Heed, Robinson, Vallundigham, Voor
hies, Wadsworth, Wood.
NEW Youie, July 12.-2,-100 bales of cot
Ion were sold to-day, at 153c.
WHEELING, July 12.-A tories of resolu
tions have passed tho lower House of tho Car
lisle Assembly, instructing Senators aud re
questing Representatives to voto for mon only,
ind to oppose compromises, till thc rebels arc
BUCHANAN, July ll.-McClellan reports
thc Southerners as strongly entrenched within
two miles of his camp, nod directs all the
forces within a radius of forty miles to join
his column immediately.
Sr. Louis, July 12.-Thc Democrat says
that Seigle had 1,200 men and 10 pieces of
artillery, and thc Southerners 0,000 men and
7 pieces of artillery and many horsemen, in
thc battle in which Col. Wolfe was. killed,
fought on Saturday, thirty miles from Spring
WASHINGTON^ July 12.-Thc mails arc
entirely discontinued to Middle and West
BALTIMORE, July 12.-Col. Thomas has
been indicted for piracy and treason.
In Canada the new Lord Chancellor took
his seat under tho title of Lord Ashbury.
The British commander does not rceogni'/.e
the closing of the New Grenadian ports.
WASHINGTON, (via Mobile,) July 12.-In
the Rump Senate resolutions expelling South
ern Senators were passed by thirty-two for, to
ten against.
In the House Mr. Yallandighani offered an
amendment that no portion of thc money ap
propriated he used for tho subjugation of any
State, or holding any States as conquered prov
inces, with slavery in any such State. Re
jected. P
ST. LOUIS, July 12.-Associate Judge
Cation, of thc Supreme Court of tho Uuit.id
States, issued a writ of h?be?? corpus for th?
production of cx-Scnntor Green. Obcdicnco
was refused.
Capt. Campbell Quincy, Capt. McAlistor,
and live men of thc 10th Illinois regiment,
wcro killed sevon miles this sido Monroe.
They were caught in nu ambush.
Ono thousand cavalry and infantry leave for
Col. Smith's^Buccor to-night.
Tho tolegraph wires being cut, wo hnvo no
rolinblo news.
BUCHANAN, Ya., Jufy 12.-Skirmishing
continues. Four invaders wcro killed, and
Palmyra burnt.
Thc St. Louis State Journal wyn a dispatch
was. reccivod last night, saying that a fight
commenced in tho Southwest (Missouri) at
10 o'clook, between State and federal troops,
under Sciglo and others, 12 miles beyond
Carthago, which resulted in.tho federal troops
heilig completely routed, with groat slaughter.
They wcro pursued 14 miles, to a point two
miles beyond Carthage, when night ended tho
The Journal further loams by a letter from
Gen. Parsons, said to hnvo beou received in
Joffcrsop city, that ho, (Parsons,) after pur
suing, surrounded Seielo and hi? forces, and
demanded their surrondor. Seigle stipulated,
for tho release of, tho meu.without arms, but
Parsons insisted upon art unconditional
roiidor. Coi; B. (?ra?z Drown nail Solomon1
K?hl Wolfo uro among tho killed. .,
.Rrch\w6'?iY, J?ly ?2.~S?tn??l R. Andorf
sof?, Gideon J. Pillow and Andrew ?. Donel
8011, have been appointed brigadier generals
in thc provisional forces Of th? Confed?rate
army. . _
Passengers from WiiiohestorV wh?'loft oh'
Thursday night, report all quiet/ The feder
al forces arc about 17 miles Off. They also* _
roport meeting federals nt Murtirrsburg, and
desertions by wholesale. ,
Another report says that 4,000 Pennsylva
nians, whose time had expired, refuse to rc-"
enlist and arc leaving for h6m6. ,.
RICHMOND, July 14.-OW Th?tftTay* ti
detachment of our cavalry*, six milos from
Newport News, encountered a detachment of
the enemy, killing four, nnd taking twelver
prisoners. ....
Passengers to-( y from Staunton state that!'
reports are current there that tho Confedcr-."
ate forces met with severe reverses nt Laurel
Hill. One report states that 1,500 men .un
der Col. Peck, aro surrounded about one hun
dred miles from Staunton, nnd that Garnett's
command had been compelled to ..evacuato'
Laurnl Hill. Thc reports uccd continuation.
There has evidently been hard fighting inf
that section.
.A letter appears in thc Richmond Dispatch
to-morrow, dated Laurel Hill, July 7, which
says there was another light and success fot
the Confederate troops. Rcfore day-break
this morning our troops were aroused by tho"
firing of our picket guard. About daybreak
another Volley was heard about a milo off.
Thc excitement was increased by thc rapid?
movement of thc Georgia Regiment and Ca
valry. Thc Georgia regiment held thc enemy
in check, and kept up the fro until 3 p. m.,
killing and wounding man/ federalists. At
3 o'clock the Georgians retir -d, and their po
sition was occupied by other regiments.
Another letter to thc Dispatch, dated Lau-;'
rel Hill, July il, referring to tho continued
fight, says the gallant Georgians, under Col:
Ramsay, again engaged thc enemy early on!
Monday thorning, and until a late hour in thc*
day kept up a continuous firo. At a lato
hour ol' the day they left thc ground, without
a man cither killed or injured.
Thc Lynchburg Rtpubltcan of to-morrow
morning will state that on Wednesday morn
ing a skirmish occurred twelve miles from
Winchct ter, in . which two federalists "wero
killed and three prisoners captured. The""
Confederates wore uninjured.
There is nothing of interest from Manassasy .
Alexandria, or other poiuts.
Gov. Letchcr, under a requisition of thc
Secretary of War, publishes n proclamation
to-morrow, calling into immediate service the
militia of all tho counties north of tho James
river, and cast of tho Rluc Ridge, as well as
thc militia in the valley of tho State north of
James river.
Tho Cincinnati Enquirer of thc 10th CorV
firnis thc report of the capture, by O. Jeir1
nings Wise, of three companies of tho fede
Tho enemy now occupy Phillipp!, Biick
hannon, Beverly and Burlington, which the!
Enquirer thinks may hem in Gert: W06':,
WASHINGTON) ?Inly 13.-The speeches'
and votes in Congress indicate that five Re*- ."
prescntatives and seven Senators aro opposed
to thecourso of thc Administration.
Thc Contract Committee appointed by thor
House, to investigate tho rascality in that de
partment of thc Lincoln Government,.is com
posed of the following -members, via: Vat?
Wyck, "Washburn, Holman, Fenton, Stoe!.
Tho privateer Jeff. Davis had captured 3 .*
vessels off Capo Hatteras".
1 ho schooner Enchantress, bf Boston, wast
captured by tho Jeff; Davis.
Mr. Taliferro, son-in-law, of o?nutor Masorr;
was arrested hero as a ?py. .
In tho Senate to-day tho bil? pV?vidi?g.fof
additional paymaastcrs and tho force bill wero
Thc Government is sadly in want of money,
and for this reason is discharging clerks from
the Patent Office.
The reserve of 80,000 has dwindled down)
to 3,000. (Whether this" refers to money or
troops, wc invito tho reader to guess, us the
dispatch does not enlighten ns-it is probably
true jf cither.)
Lt, G oil. Scott is in consultation with au*
Alabama nigger, who says that five regiments'
and eighteen field pieces arfe, in and uronn?t
Fairfax. Among other information * . .
"contraband" informs Sc?'tt that every thing:
indicates that tho Southerners arc about to.
ST. LOUIS, July 13.-Tho houses of patri
ot eit ?zens were opened on Thursday night
for rojoicing, though not illumin?t ron of tho
city. Tho look of tho Dn'foh garden1 ?cepera
and others doos not now show so much pride
in thc conduct of their fellows, Seiglo nrtA
Boomst ein, nnd u number of foreigners, are
reported to bo leaving in n fright.
Four hundred of Colonol McNeil's reserved
guard had romoved tliq typo and propscs froid
tho office of tho State Journal, (J. W. Tuck
er, cditor,)^ftcr rcn'diug un order from Lyon
prohibiting Its further publication.
A special dispatch from Warsaw to tho Si.
Louts Republican reiter?los tho statement of
thc annihilation of Seiglo's command.
Montgomery's bandits nie devastating the
Wostcrn borders of ?Missouri; (This is from
St. Louis.)
Thero is'grunt excitement in tho city iii
consequence of thc suppression of the Journal,
hut no disturbance has yet taken place, Five
hundred troops aro under anns in diffe&pfi
parts of tho ody.
Dispatches from SL Louis nnd Chicago aro
unfavorable, and aro always unfavorable, tu
ho patriots ni Vernon j but Quiney, in tho
neighborhood of \hv irporfed battle, from
whorwo only relinblo information hue boen
obtained, is silent.
Typhoid fever prevails ainoitg tho Lin:
coln uolditr? tu Baltimore.

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