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i^TCoin Vamlefhflt, of New Yurk,'rn
shUl lo havo iufornicd the Govern* 1 I.-LJ
'tuent that 'flWfy'enn haYc Ins whole fleet %r\
Of stuuinef S *nfy ufnnncd ami equiped,
without the Charge of a penny.
Win. tt*. A'stor, of the same place,
lias tffereA to give the Government
/our millions of dollars, and loan it
Mayor Wood has also recommended
(he appropriation of one million dollars
liy the city of Ne York for the use
of the Government.
No TIIK A S Anatomists say
that man changes every seven years.
Therefore," says the inimitable Jones,
my tailor should not remind me of the
bill I contracted in 1854—1 ain't the
A SOMKWIIKKE.—A country
paper says A cow was struck by
lightning and instantly killed, belong
ing to the village physician who had a
beautiful calf four days old.'
A GOOD THING.—-We find the fol
lowing in au editorial of the Milwau-j ^JIE couiiT HOUSE
kee Free Democrat:
We expect the North to be nriit,|GUNS
if tltere be a VV.hjar fraction found*"
a r^yaryrur,,,,, .uum,,
let it lie reduced to Its lowest possible a it
ADVERTISK.—Dull times arc the very
best for advertisers. What little is
going on, they get while others are
grumbling, they pay their way, and
with" a newspaper for a lite-preserver,
swim on the top of the water, while
others around arc sinking.
Jjgp* An awful catastrophe occurred
on the 16th, on the Buchanan Farm,
in the oil regions. The gas from a
spouting well took tire ami exploded,
killing seven men, among them was
Mr. Koust, an ex-member of the Leg*
islatnre. The Buchanan Farm, on
which over one hundred wells are
yielding oil, is now in flames, as all the
wells are on fire.
INFI.UNSCES.—At five years of ago,
the tather begins to rub the mother out
of the child at ten, theschoolmaster
rubs out the father at twenty, the
college rubs out the schoolmaster at
twenty-five, the world rubs out all his
predecessors, and gives us anew edu
cation, till we are old enough to take
reason and religion for instructors,
when we employ the rest of our lives
in unlearning what had previously
A A Western newspa-
er publishes th following. "W
an old ma believed thai
•what was to be, would be.' lived
in a country infested by very savage
Indians. always* took his
with him when going into the woods
but this time he lound that some of
his family had taken it. A she could
not go Without it, his friends tantalized
him by saying that there was no dan
ger of the Indians that he would not
•die till his time comes, anyhow.
"Yes, Yes," said the old fellow but
vuppose I was to meet an Indian, and
liis time had come, it wouldn't do notpride,
to have my gun.
A TROTULILSOMK CHURCH MEMBER.
—The following story in regard to a
class of very exceedingly troublesome
church members is related by the cel
ebrated John Gough:
A man had migrated from church,to
ehui-'chjbveaking up each as he passed.
At length' he found himself iu the Prcs
byterianvCftu¥di,where he was making
great progress. The preachcr,in great
distress, said to one of his elders:—
"What shall we do with him "Oh,"
replied the elder, ." I have been pray
ing the Lord to send him to hell
Oh, brother, what do you mean
Mean what I say I hopo he will go
to hell he would do good there he
would break up the establishment in
Itay An exchange paper gives the
following as the "Royal Alphabet"
t»f Kngland and wonders when her
Britanic Majefty will reach in herappointed
Alexandrina Victoria, Queen of
Albert, Prince, under petticoat
Aflejade, Princess Royal- now of
Albert, Prince of Wales, a smart
Alice, second daughter of the royal
Alfred, second son.
Augusta, third daughtor.
Alberta, fourto daughter,
Arthur, third son.
Albert, fourth son.
Beatrice, fifth daughter.
The last letter of the alphabet is
certainly a long way ahead yet but
then her Majesty is by no means a
erhill, Massachusetts twenty-five per
sons, with certain machinery, produce
•dx hundred pairs of babies* shoes daily.
All the stitching is done by machines
run by steam—a combination of tworobbed
of the greatest mechanical inventions.
Every operation','- except fitting the
sho»s to" the last^evcn to the final
polishing and cutting the pegs out of
the inside* to prevent them from hurt
ing the'foOt^-iaf performed by machin
ery. Otic" of the greatest curiosities
is the pegging machine, which inserts
the awl, cuts put the pegs from a strip
of wood« and drive them in-all at one
operation, and so rapidly that it will
0 S 1
S thousand ucr»'Jf gathered in
ft E N I N T^
A 1 1 I N A 1 I S
W. VT. PHELPS, Editor.
Great Mass Meeting. Ilnade
E E O E
The Star Spangled Banner.
wero heard. The followinj
denomination.- ENROLLMENT OF VOLUNTEERS. After which, amid great excitement and
tumultuous cheers, the meeting adjourned.
Pursuant to the call in our issue of last, Never before has an assemblage so large,
week, there was a grand turn out of our so enthusiastic, and to determined been
citizens on Friday night. Towards evening, I convened in our" town. Never before was
the Hags Hying in every quarter of the city,
the cannons firing, and the bands of ORGANIZATION I I E O O E
playing on the sidewalks of Main street,
collected an enormous crowd in that vicini
ty. It was organized into a procession by
Win. S. Grow, in the following order:
The Brass Band.
The Military Band.
And the people were there iu astonishing
numbers one would have thought, to have I whereupon WM. COLVILL Jr., was unani
seen the procession, that half of Goodhue!
room swelled in a living tide, and like the
Mississippi stopped by an obstruction,
after filling the edifice the crowd rolled back
itself till the floor was covered,
the benches were covered, and even the
backs of lye benches were obliged to sus
tain rows of excited and enthusiastic indi-
county lived in Red Wing, and when they clinched with three hearty cheers. Mr.
came to the Court House and swept like a Colvill made a few remarks amid tumultuous
black torrent up the broad stairs of the. S
noble structure, and reaching the Court On motion the Company proceeded to vote
viduals, and as the standard bearer car- declared unanimously elected
ried the ensign through the aisle up to the 1'ne Company then went into election for
front, the rapturous applause and deafening 2d Lieutenant with the following result
cheers told what emotions that star span-! ',v- W. Clark 32, M. A. Hoyt 25, J. C. Me
gled banner, the flag of America's glory and Clure 16.
awakened in the hearts of the people, 2D BALLOT—M. A. Hoyt 43, W. W. Clark
When the excitement had somewhat abated.
Judge Welch was called to the chair, and clared unanimously elected.
as the venerable man spoke of the revolu- Martin Maginnis was elected lstSergeant
tionary incidents of his boyhood and the, C. P. Clark was elected by acclamation 2d
present state of our country, the tears of Sergeant Hezekiah Bruce was elected 3d
emotion ran down his aged cheeks, nor Sergeant Henry T.Bevans, was elected 4th
was the an eye in all that audience but was! Sergeant.
dimmed with kindred feeling—which John Barrow was chosen 1st Corporal
changed into raptures of applause and de- Amos E. Scoheld was chosen 2d Corporal
light when he spoke of the patriotic fires George Knight was chosen 3d Corporal, and
which the bombardment of Sumptcr had Charles Harris was chosen 4th Corporal.
kindled in the North, and the tumult tairly Richard N. Bevans was elected Buglar.
shook the building,as he, a lie long de-i The following resolution was adopted:
fender of the constitutional rights of the Hesolvel, That Captain Colvill is hereby
South, announced his creed as "Peace to authorized to tender the servioes of this
all men o! gooJ will but death to the trai-! company to the Governor.
tor who would tear down the flag of our! motion adjourned to meet in the Court
country." C. H. Baker, and W. 8. Grow, °u at 2 r. M. April 24th, 1861. Just as
were then chosen Vice Presidents of th,e
The "boys" sang a patriotic song during '—Drill—be ready to march.
the absence of the committee. Hon. Chas.i TI. I I Gov. DOXNKLLY
1 he despatch was read amid great enthu
McClure, made an excellent speech, which L*
.. r*1'1'"' siasm, includingAthree cheers for the Can
excited much applause. Wre arc sorry we .i_ »t
rr no»n» Borij we
WHEKKAS—The people in certain States I miliary character are consumated.
of this Kepublic have risen in armed rebel-1 Gov. l*tchcr»s reply to Secretary Came
lion against the General Government, have
sustained in their efforts to put down the
calf.skin and sole leather can be tak-lpublic affairs, it is the duty of all citizens,k»8 ships broadside to Norfolk and Ports
en in the basement of the building loyal to their country to forget all past dif-
and in hah" an hour turned otit in the fcrcnocs of opinion and laying aside all in-
shape of "a CCtlplc ifriir of'fchoes. quiries as to the cause of"the present dif- Places- *t added
,hculties, bury forever the political hatchet,
Chicago to welcome the Two artillery
*. .. i»- •""•-?.' citizens of Uoodhue county.
eowmicsfro W and a only our country in its hour^ril do here^
similar ovation nw.u! Mi-r.n.-inS it- i.y.expicss bur readiness and determination
'"t!"n the honor of the Stars
_. T£T4* and Stripes, to sustain the Government and
.enforce the Laws.
'Heiuthed, That Goodhue county ought to
and will furnish one company as her part of
the quota required of the State.
They were adopted with three cheers,
and innumerable shouts for "Colvill Mr.
Colvill came out and said he did not appear
to make a speech he came there in a some
what unusual capacity, that of a military
man. [three cheers for Colvill.] The reso
lutions just read contained his sentiments
he is lor acts not words. He then open
ed an enlistment roll and invited all who
wished to volunteer to come forward and
sign it on the dium head. Forty names
HggggBgBB were immediately enrolled. Speeches were
W is to
». CJWK. *nd
-Webster. The following resolution was
then offered by W. 8. Grow, and passed
A A J? O?P..-7, That those individuals in our
A it is midst who turn their backs upon tbeir coun
try in the hour of peril and danger, and for-
glorious old Stars and Stripes, that
has protected them in their lives and liber
SPEL'CHFS }ieyhat j« ~»on8 P"1" °J
RED WING, April 23, 1SG1.
The Company met in the Court House at
10 o'clock A. M., pursuant to adjournment,
W. W. CLARK was called to the Chair, and
IM. MAUINKIS chosen Secretary. The roll,
containing eighty-four names, was called,
land twenty were marked as absent. Mov
ed that we go into an election of officers—
lost. Moved an adjournment to 2 o'clock
in the afternoon—adjourned, with three
I hearty cheers for the Zumbrota delegation
of seven just arrived.
2 o'clock P. M.—The Company mot, roll
'called, one hundred and four names on the
I list. On motion, the company proceeded to
the election of officers and organization:
Captain, and the election was
for 1st Lieutenant—A. E. Welch and M. A.
Hoyt were nominated. Moved that the
election of 1st Lieutenant bo postponed till
all other officers are elected—lost. The
Company then went into election with the
following result: For A. E. Welch, 39
votes, and M. A. Hoyt 32 A. E.Welch was
C. McClure 4. M. A. Hoyt was do
vote was being put Lieutenant Welch,
meeting, and L. F. Hubbard, and M. Ma- j&Qd Sergeant Bevans returned from Cannon
ginnis, Secretaries. Falls with recruits to the number of ten,against
On motion of Mr Hubbard, the President
the following gentlemen as a com- The company then marched through Main
mittee to draft resolutions expressive of
the sentiments of the meeting, Messrs. W. Governor was read by the Captain.
C. Williston, Geo. Wilkinson, L. F. Hub- ST. PAUL, April 22, 1861.
bard, Wm. Colvill, and H. B. Wilson. Captain Colvill, j-our company is accepted
have no room to give an abstract. He sat .. .. f.
.«.:.! *k .- i. for the Governor that sent it. Adjourned
down annd enthusiastic cheers andenes for ,,„
,.n .„„ uii9 o'clockt, v. M., to-moirow.
"Colvill" Mr. Sonn was called out, and: CLARK
made some of the most eloquent and touch-: Attest, Maims A O I S President,
ing remarks it has ever been our fortune to I Secretary.
listen to. He took his scat amid enthusiastic! „„^rz
cheers and shouts for "Colvill." The!
the roll amid enthusiastic cheers,
and the following dispatbh from the
that got the despatch and threo more
committee came but nothing could stop dinance of secession lo take effect in two
the clamorous calls for "Colvill," till that days. It passed by a large majority of the
gentleman appeared, and stated he would Convention. Whether the people are to be
make a few remarks afler the'resblutidnsj*^
Virginia on the 16ih inst.. passed nu or
It A I O A O A TOIt N
IJV A I O I
fe JfJ and a pillar of hr by night, deserve
the scorn and contempte
ofal good and lo
pear. The members are sworn to secrecy
resolutions fur tho^tiine being. Its official promulga
tion will not be made until measures of a
it of millions of its propertv, have
insulted its flag, have taken one of its fort- object is to subjugate the South
resses by force of arms under circumstances States, and a requsition made
of peculiar indignity, and now threaten the ?P°n
calling torihe. quota of troops, conc'.u-
entire destruction of the Government itself judgment it is not within the powers of the
by an attack upon the National Capitol and Constitution or the act of 1795, and will not
by a generel war and Whereas, every con- ibe complied with. You have chosen to
sideration of honor, patriotism and safety 'inaugurate civil war. We will meet it in a
demands that the legitimate authorities be
aid for such an object: In my
determined as the Administration
°dMted toward the South."
traitors and to sustain the Government. I '^ue Virginians, to prevent reinforcement
Therefore—Reiolvtd, That whoever is Mng thrown into the Norfolk Kavy Yard,
not for the Government is against it. Tbatior ^f^
ail who sympathize with treason are trai- "nkingof small boats, in the main channel
.a tors »t iS^^^i^A^r^SmSSf^ the harbor. A Baltimore despatch says
in twenty seconds, Di facilities in to carry their treason into pmcliceV Commodore Pendergast ascertained
this manufactory arc such that the raw It sotted. That in the existing state of
henceforward know and sustain ourbrok
from leaving, obstructed, by
channel was obstructed, he placed
demanded that the obstructions
be removed, else he would level
np»ed with the demand
Norfolk Custom House has been
And that we, the en into and a large quantity of arms
to make any sacrifices which mty.be rcqu-r- hue volunteers in full next week.
CCT^'e will give the names of the Quod-
MASSACHUSETTS TROOPS AT
TACKED BY A MOB.
STREET FIGtfT AND SEVERAL
JEFP DAVISJWITIITN HOUIIS
MARCH O N WASHINGTON
Arrival or Major Anderson at New Vy^rk
irAttPEK'S FEBTtV AttSENAL SEIZED BY
A us Destroye by Unitcil States
TilE JiEliE1 S FOILED.
RAI/IIMOUK April 19.
There was a terrible scene here to-day.
The railroad track was taken up, and the
troops attempted to march through. Thev
were attack by a mob ivith bricks and stones
and were liied upon. Thefirewas returned,and
two of the 7th regiment of Pennsylvania
were killed and several wounded. The
fight is still going on.
There is intense excitement here. The
soldiers are now forcing their way through.
They fired on the mob, killing ten.
BAI.TIMOUE. 4 r. si., April 19.
A town meeting has been called lor 4 P.M.
It is said there have been twelve lives lost.
Several arc mortally wounded—parties 'of
men half frantic are roaming the streets
armed with guns, pistols and muskets.
The stores arc closed, business is suspended
and a general state of dread prevails. Par
tics rushed into the telegraph office with
hatchets and clubs—not much damage done.
At the Washington depot an immense
crowd assembled. Therioters attacked the
soldiers who fired on the mob. Several
Three thousand troops from the North
are expected this morning. Nono have pass
ed yet. Harper's Ferry armory was fired
last night and abandoned by the United
The city is in great excitement. Martial
law has been proclaimed. The military arc
rushing to their armories. Civil war lus
commenced. The railroad track is said to
be torn up outside of the city. Parties
threaten to destroy the Pratt street bridge.
As the troops passed along Pratt st. a per
fect shower! of pavingjstoncs rained on their
heads. The ears have left for Washington,
with one regiment of Massachusetl troops,
which broke through the mob. Of the mob
three are known to be dead, and three of the
soldiers. Many are wounded. The minute
men are turning out.
NEW YORK, April 19.
Major Anderson was overwhelmed with
congratulations to-day. Among the ristors
were hundreds of school children. The ex
citement at the recruiting station in this city
is unprecedented. The 1st New York Re
giment is completed to 1,000 men. Orders
are expected to-morrow to muster them into
the service. At the Corn Exchange $'JO0,
000 were subscribed to equip volunteer* of
the 2d Regiment!
The 8th Regiment of Massachusetts vol
unteers, Col. Monroe, arrived at this city at
7 o'clock this morning. They arc quartered
at the Astor House, and other hotels.
They were received with the same unbound
ed enthusiam as those yesterday. They
leave at noon.
The 7th Regiment of New York leaves
at 4 P.M.
A dispatch from Wilmington to the Tri
bune says, it is informed by a merchant cap
tain direct from Pensacola, that Fort Pick
ens now contains 800 men with seven vessels
laying outside. A large number of Southern
troops arrived Saturday. There are still
many Union men in the South. The Amer
ican Flag was raised in Mobile Saturday,
but was immediately torn down.
Washington dispatches says the rebellion
is very formidable several northern men
have been expelled from Richmond, narrow
ly escaping with their lives. The Confedei
ate flax was flying. Shcnard Clemens was
held there as a prisoner. Comodnre Paul
ding says Gaspoit Navy Yard can be held
The Rhode Island Marine Artillery ar
rived to-day with six pieces of Artillery
and started for Washington. One thou
sand Rhode Islanders, under Gov. Spwue
will arrive here to-mirrow.
Gov. Morgan issued his requisition for the
6th, 12lh, and71st regiments of this city
to start for Washington to-morrow, and
Gen. Sanford has issued a special order to
The gun boats arc ordered South immedi
ately. Tbeysail to-night with trcops for
The Seventh Regiment left for Washing
ton this afternoon by railroad. Broadway
was thronged with people as they passed
down, and the famous regiment was lustily
cheered aud showered with boquets. They
took their howitzers and each man had a
brace of revolvers in addition to the mus
A private dispatch from Baltimore says
the position of our loyal citizens is becom
ing more and more critical. We hopo the
north will stand by us. On the passage of
her troops to the capital, remember that
there are many true men here. Our police
force and many military comuanics are
openly against us.
WASHINGTON*, April 19.
"The Pawnee has arrived here. It is
reliably stated by parties direct from Rich
mond that the ordinance of secession was
publicly proclaimed yesterday. The vote
on its passage is kept secret. Major A. M.flag
Hancock of Kentucky is appointed Consul
In enquiring at the Post Office it is ascer
tained that no measures are in preogrcss for
discontinuing any of the Southern mails.—
On the contrary, the contractors from that
section recently have arranged additional
facilities for the transtiortatiun. The Post
master General has discretion to suspend
only in cases of obstruction.
PHILADELPHIA, April 19-
The Baltimore £mi publishes a dispatch
stating that Harpers Ferry was set oa fire
bv the regulars at midnight, and that they
then retreated into Maryland. There were
no State troops there at that time.
NKW YOBK, April 18th.
An attempt has baen made to purchase
the new steamer Mercedes for the Confed
erate States, but the reply was there was
not money cnoguh in the seceded States to
The entire 1st,division, numbering 7,0X)
men, have been offered to the Governor, to*
be ready lo inarch at an hour's notice.
The excitement among the military at
the Baltimore news is great.
The Chamber of Commerce has resolved
that the Government should issue a procla
mation that all persons serving under Da
vis' commissioners should be delt with as
traitors, and immediately blockade every
One bundled and twenty-two thousand
dollars was subscribed at the meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce in aid of the volun
They appointed commissioners to take up
Delegates from sixteen Life Insurance
Companies met today, and reccommended
to several boards to assume the risks of the
assured entering upou naval and other ser
The Evening Pout hears from a responsi
ble source that Jeff Davis, at the head of
the Confederate army, is within 24 hours'
march of Washington.
A I A O MAJ ANDEKSOX A
ANOTHER STORY FROM THAT TOLD
BY THE CHARLESTON PAPERS.
ANDERSON'S OFFICIAL HESPATCK.
On Saturday the officers' quarter caught
fire from the south, and the main gates were
burnt. The magazine was surioun led by
fire, and 90 barrels of powder were taken
out and thrown into the sea.
When the magazine was encircled by fire
all our material were cut oft*, and wc had
eateu our last buiscuit two days before. The
men had to lay on the ground, with wet
handkerchiefs over their faces to prevent
smothering, and a favorable eldy of the wind
was all that saved our lives. The catridge
bags gave out, and five men were employed
to manufacture them out of our shirts, sheets
blankets and. coats.
It will take half a million of dollars to
repair Fort Sumpter's interior. Most of the
shots were aimed at the fiag.
ANDERSON AND WIGFAt.L.
When Wig'all, of Texas, went to Fort
Sumpter, the following conversation ensued
between him and Anderson
Wigfall—Gen. Beauregard wishes to stop
Anlerson—Well, well, sir.
Wigfall—You've done all that can be done,
and Gen. Beauregard wishes to know upon
what terms you will evacuate the fort
Anlerson—Gen. Beauregard is already
acquainted with the terms.
Wig'all—Do I understand you will evacu
ate on the terms proposed
Anderson—Yes, and only those.
Wigfall then retired. A few minutes after
Col. Chesnut and others came from General
Beauregard, and asked if Anderson wanted
any help, and stating that Wigfall had not
seen Beauregard fortwo days, and had no
authority for his demand on Anderson, to
which the Major replied
Then we've beeu sold. Wc will raise our
But they requested him to keep it down
till communication was had with Beauregard.
CARLISLE, Pa., April 18.
Lieut. Jones, late in command at Harper's
Ferry, arrived here with his command of
43 men, at 3 P. M. to-day.
Lieut. Jones having been advised that a
force 2.GOO troops had been ordered by Gov.
Letcher to take possession of Harper's Ferry,
finding his position untenable, under
direction of the War Department, he de-Regiment
stroyed all the munitions of war, armory,
ind all the buildings. He withdrew his
command under the cover of night and al
most in the presence of 2 500 troops.
He lot three men, and 15.000 stand of
arms were destroyed. The command made
a forced march last night made thirty miles
from Harper's Ferry and Hagerstown, Mary
land. Lieut. Jones looked much worn and
fatigued. They were most enthusiastically
received by the whole population.
Major Anderson and his command arrived
at New York, in the steamer Baltic, on the
18th. He landed at the battery, and wasday
received by an immense crowd. His carriage
was surrounded by the people, who express
ed in cheers and other demonstrations, their
congratulations, and he was followed by an
immense throng through Broadway to the
Brevoort House, where he joined his wife.
The Baltic had flying at her main masthead
the fiug of Fort Sumpter, and at her foremast
the fiag of Fort Moultrie.
CAl'T. DOUllLEDAV'S STATBMKKT.
The following is the statement of Captain
Doubieday, stationed at Fort Sumpter with
The demand to surrender Fort Sumpter
was made on the 11th, and refused, not only
by Anderson, but by the unanimous voice
of his command. On Friday morning at
3 o'clock, the rebels sent word that fire would
be opened in an hour, and at four o'clock fire
was opened on us from every direction, in
cluding a hidden battery. The fire opened
with a volley from seventeen martars, firing
ten inch shells and shot from thirty-three
guns, mostly columbiads.
We took breakfast,howcver, very leisurely.
The commanl was divided into three
watches, under direction of two officers.—
Alter brcakiast they immediately went to
their guns and opened fire on Fort Moultrie,
Gumniings' Point and Sullivan's Island.—
The iron battery on Cumming's Point, was
of immense strength and most of our stiot
glanced off'. Anderson refused to allow the
men to work the gunsou the parapet on
account of such terrific fire.
There was scarcely a room left in Moultrie
inhabitable. Several shots went through
the floating battery, but it was little damag
ed. Two guns on the iron battery were
dismounted. A man was stationed, who
cried shot or shell when the rebelsfired,and
the garrison was enabled to dodgs.
At first the workmen was reluctant to
help work the guns, but afterwards they
servei most willingly and effectively against
the iron battery. The barracks caught fire
several.times on Friday, but were extin
guished by the efforts of Mr. Hatte, of NewAaron
York, and Lyman, of Baltimore, bath volun
The tiring then ceased, and three hours
after another despatch came, agreeing to
terms previously decided upon.
TUB PEPAUTUHB, IXCIDEXTS, ETC.
On Sunday morning the steamer Isabel
come down and anchored off the Fort,
when all the baggage1 was put on the steam
er Clinch. The troops were under arms a
portion were told to salute the flag and
when fifty guns had been, fired, the flag was
lowered amid loud and hearty cheers of
men, who then formed and embarked to the
tune of Yankee Doodle.
Two men were killed on the second
round of salute, by the premature explosion
of a gun, and four wounded, one badely and
left at Charleston.
Fort Sumter had not been reinforbed on
any occasion. The Baltic arrived at
Charleston on the night of Friday, after
the firing on Fort Sumpter bad commenced.
The Pawnee and- Pocahontas arrived next
day. The Powhattah and Atlantic have not The Wisconsin LeftsTatu^
Hon. John H. Prince, Mayor of the city,
was elected President bv acclamation. !.
Smith Jr. J. P.' Kidder, Henry a
John M. Oilman, Aaron Goodiicn,
Branch, Wm. J. Cullcn,
Walter W. Webb. Iaaac Van
Goodrich, James Smith Jr., li. F.
Houseworth, William Lee, D. W. Inger-!
soil. W. A. Gorman, Wm. Br.nch, Capt.
Howard Stansbury, U. S. A., Alex. Wilkin,
John I'Gorman, Louis Semper.
Tho members of the committee, were no
tified to meet at the office of Judge Good
rich on Friday, at 11 o'clock.
At this point in the proceedings, it be
came evident that only a small portion or »»n
the people assembled in and about the Hal!,!
would be able to hear tho speeches, and an
control of the Land Graat to aid that enter-
attempt that night. A schooner was seized cii izens of Northern MinW^aV bt TiMnS
and agreement was made to pay the pilot outlet through Stillwater^dsS Presert?
and captain $ put men into the fort, K,u Claire, and P«rt»tt Cily,MrhMiiWn
but the fort was evacuated before an attempt I cr than it will be acciplishedlbythV S
could be made. Capt. Fox had instructions of Southern .Minnesota
to attempt to provision the fort without We invite our readers"to tafe?dow*'thie
troops. fired o„ he was to rush in as bfst maps and consider the probabilities of such!
he could but the gale prevented the arrival a consummation.* We ahall recur ta th»
oftugsandiransporU. subject again. Minnesota will na meanl
Among the many incidents of the battle,/begrudge the prosperity of tbi Tiuaeent
is that of Mr. Hart a volunteer, who. when,counties in Wisconsin. jrhJeh would belprT
the flag was shot down, and the rebel tire to result for we are certain that all add**
was concentrated on the flagstaff, gallantly tional avenues to the greit take Coast will
nailed the stars and stripes amid a deadlv be advantageous to the people
fire of the troops. There is another View of the matter:
As the Ualtic came up the harbor, salutes which recent events hsye impressed upon the
were fired from all the forts, and an immense! public mind. We are impatient of monopo
throng on the Baltic,were nearly wild with ly, in the transmission of news as well asof
excitement and enthusiasm. 'goods or produce, and it would require but
ficcrs during this afternoon and the appear-. from Portage City to St. Paul.
ance of any of the officers or soldiers from
Sumpter in the street was a signal for a
crowd and enthusiastic cheers. The Fifth MILITARY "MATTERS*.
paid their respects to Anderson MILITART FORCE or PEVXSYLVAXIA
this afternoon, to which he responded from The whole number of organized volunteer
the balcony of the Brevoort House, by re-1 companies in Pennsylvania is about 500
AXKKKSOV'S OFFICIAL REPORT
The following is Major Anderson's des
patch to the Secretary of War
tary duty. The arms of the State are all in
the possession of the volunteer companies,
and comprise 12,080 muskets/ 4.7l6 rifles,
bm:—Having defended Fort bumpter 34 tols, 69 pieces of ordnance, being six pound
houre, until the quarters were entirely burn- bronze cannon. Of the above, there areonly
ed, the mam gates destroyed by fire, the.about Z.SKK) muskets of the new model
gorge wall seriously injured^ the magazine l,OX improved rifles, and 500 cavalry
surrounded by flames and its doors closed swords.
from the effects of heat, four barrel* and How RECRUITS ARE RECEIVEO AT NEW
three cartridges of powder only being avail- YORK —When a man offers himself for en
able, and no provisions but pork remaining, listment the recruiting officer has him strip
I accepted the terms offered by Gen. Beau- ped and examined, the slightest bodily de
regard, being the same offered by me on the lormity, a crooked finger even, bein~ suffi
11th inst., prior to the commencement tf cient for his rejection. The new candidates
hostilities, and marched out of the fort Sun- for soldier life aresent over to the island
afternoon, 14th inst., with colors Hying, every night, and are there again examined
drums beating, bringing away the company by the commandant and surgeon. If they
and private property, and saluting my flag pass inspection they get their clothing, their
with iifty guns. lton't AKOKRSON personal description is noted down, and they
THK KOVERKMENT. learns how to mark time, march, right about,
„, ~. and so on, and if he is smart will eet kohl
lhe largest meeting ever held in St.iof a musket in the course of a1 fortnight—
Paul was at the Capitol last evening, to
cavalry swords and sabres^ 3,147- pis-
express the devotion of our citizens to the the soldier, paises into the school of the
Lmon their determination to sustain our company, learns battalioni drill, ahof then
National Government at all hazards, in: tit to go into a regiment. After th
defending our national
honor and our
Hiona flag, our national discipline the recruits are sent off to Val
national existence. The|
Hall Of the House of Representstires was ihe island varies from three days te tLrea
packed with people, and hundreds could not months. Those who arrive in November
obtain a footing inside the dooi. |,
The meeting was called to order by Al- closed fcr the winter, generally remain at
derman William Branch, of the irst this post until spring.
country. Their resident
On motion, the following gentlemen were $ & $ r'" *™SJ££
selected Vice Presidents: the private manufactories or arms in Hart
D. W. Ingcrsoll, Earle S. Goodrich, Jas. ft*
On motion of William Lee Esq, John S S S S
P.Owens, of the Pre,\ and Loui* E.
Fisher, of the Pioneer, werel elected
Silas B. A Uaynes, E-q.. moved that a
committee of thirteen be appointed to re
port resolutions to bo submitted at an ad
journed meeting to be held Friday ni^ht.
Mr. S. P. Jennispn moved that the Na
tional flag of thirty-four stars be our se
ries of resolutions. Carried with much ap
aplauso. „,, ... .,
The motion of Mr. llaynes was then °Z
adopted, and the President announced the JT
A W 1 1
I»Jion8 of U»nneeiic«t, and
received and filled.
the Confederate States.
Great numbers o0f,
a 1 1
S Sec- S «n the «*»»e «ty.
It is further reported that the orders from
tlu military authorities of the seceding States
are of the heaviest kind.. It is no unusual
circumstance to receive orders for work to
the amount of one hundred thousand dollars
in a day.
These contracts, we are informed, are ex
clusively southern, and we learn, moreover,
that they are invariably accepted, and are
",nS rapidly as P^tWf-
ihe names of ihe following gentlemen as the £S? »re I
commute* .still find aid and comfort from tkeNorth.—
Messss's. B. A. Hanes, John M. Gilman,
adjournment was had to tho front of the struggle, not only for the rights guar
Capitol, in the open air, where the meeting anteed them by the Constitution, but for
was called to order again by the Mayor. the privilege to exist on this Continent a*
This arrangement prevenied auy attempt' possessors of rights of any kind not at titer
on the part of the reporter to give to the, mercy of the oligarchy of the South, has
public the remarks of the gentlemen who seized upon every man and, far as we can
addressed the meeting. judge by the indications in this and other
Judge Goodrich made a short speech and'cMes. the Administration will be sustain*!
was followed by Hon, John M. Gilman, in with only here and there a dissenting voice.
one of the most eloquent and stirring
each other applauding the sentiments of the
speeches, it has ever been our fortune to disappeared. The questions over which we.
hear in this State. He waived all consider-
ation of ideas held by himself and others, of country has been divided, have gone out of
how our national difficulties might Utveptttt The boom of the cannon trained to
been settled and the present crisis averted, °V°n American flag at Fort Sumter,
and advocated the mergement of all political
and James W. Taylor, Esq. The clear, we have acted, that while they may not dis
ringing voice of the latter gentleman was own their belief, they must modffy theirpol
heard for a longdistance, and the last word "T*
determination to sustain our common gov-
of ovcry sentence was distinctly echoed back party partitions and distinctions as it
to the crowd. His sentiment also found an tunics over mon and fortifications. Re
echoing response in every heart. publicans must not then assume to be in any
The meeting was then adjourned. especial sense the champions of the country
The most pleasant feature of lhe occasion
was the entire obliteration of every trace of narrow the fight to a struggle for the tri
party feeling. All political prejudices and!
asperties reeled to have melted a»av, and believe that creed embraces all the country.
party platforms were forgotten, in the united
graph in the Madison State Journal, that the the Territories, not as opponents of the,
bill which appropriates that portion of the Dred Scott Decision or any other issse or
Land Grant to Wisconsin, providing for a thing about which the country has divided,
Kailroad from Madison or Columbus to Por- but as patriots interested in maintaining the
tage City, to the Sugar River Valley Railroad territorial integrity of the Kepubhc, thev
passed the Wisconsin Senate on spotless honor of the old flag, and more than.
the 10th of April, by a vote of twenty to six, all, the great principle upon whichthis Oor~
having previously passed the Assembly. It eminent is founded—the right of the ssajor^
was powerfully opposed by the Mitwaukee ity to rule according to the fora»aad.in the
lobby, and is regarded by the Journal as se- spirit of the organic taw—a principle- with
curing the early completion of a Railroad out the Government is not worth fft'erving..
from Madison to Portage City. It wilt n*^inejosse fjupftewjboeaaytocon-
Thls result, slight as it seems, removes quer old .antipathies or bridee
obstacles to the active co-operation of Chi-f tagonlsms but the'necessity
cago* and the citizens of Southern Wisconsin, these things ftlis«ee%te$$id ii
in the construction of a continuous line of Letno man who values bis coff.l stand
railroad northwest to the St. Creix Valley, in the way/ «R
A WOR O REPUBLICANS
The promptness, firmness and energy of
the President in appealing to the patriotism
of. the country in this crisis says the Chicago'
Tribune, must meet with a eordial response
from the people. There is no longer any
doubt or hesitation. The instincts of every
him what is coming, and what lie
'H I* compelled to do. The certainty of
conflict in which the people or the North
should be. Partisanship has
been fumming and upon which the
parties into one body, with one idea and one The echoes have awakened the feeling ©r
purpose—to sustain the constituted uuthor- patriotism in which former distinctions and
itiesof the Government in preserving our divisions are lost. We are not henceforth,.
National honor and crushing out treason.— Republicans, Old Line Whigs, De,meats,
His eloquence touched the popular heart Conservatives or Abolitionists. The neccs
and men or all political sentiments vied with
speaker. and subordinates all.
He was followed by Lieut. Gov. Donnelly,'
of mere partisan issues,
the power of the Republic
inviolability of its flag embraces all
A a a
Ji1**' leveler. It knocks
defondess of the flag. They mart not
P",e^ thjugh they may
H8 *ostoration. The Democrat*
interest in the struggle. They must
b- made to know that the contest is relieved.
or the partisan-features which it wore whew