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To the Public.
Tii tlii! unprovoked mid false article in the
.k!?c.r Kxtra ill' Tuesday evening, wo make
the following unKwcr:
In nur paper iued tlie day previous to the
reception f tlie news of the attack on Fort
Sumter, we informed the reader of the Jot bhal
tliot should the rebel attack that Fort before
our next publication dny, we should notify them
if the Dirt in an Extra. On Friday night, at
iilsmt eleven o'clock, word woa sent tm by Mr.
Hbown. the Telegraphic Operator here, that he
htid received despatches giving an account that
the attack on Fort Sumter had commenced, and
that they were at our disposal. Of course we
very gladly availed ourself of the offer, and at
-I o'clock tin 8aturday morning had our Ext inn
printed, and circulated through town, and to
several parts of the county, before our amiable
traducer got down to his office. For these de
spatches theO pern tor refused to make any charge,
but thin did not prevent us from paying him a
urn sufficient to regale the boys with a lunch
who had remained up all night to get the de
On Saturday we informed the Operator that
we should like to have the despatches until the
termination of the 8nmtcr matter, and that we
would pay for them any reasonable sum the
Telegraph company might charge. He said that
he would endeavor to get them for us; but when
we called on him again in the evening to get
them, he informed us that the Associated Press
had objected to his furnishing the Printers here
with the despatches, and said that neither Mr.
Bean nor we could have them at any price.
Although we felt greatly disappointed in not
getting the reports, we had no fault to find with
Mr. Brown. He could not do otherwise. He
simply performed his duty; and if we have not
beslabbered him with as many fulsome compli
ments as has the Messenger, it is because we
thought the constant, dosing given him by that
sheet had already given him a disagreeable sen
sation in the gastric region.
Supposing that we could accomplish nothing
further that, night towards getting the reports,
and were up the night previous, we went home,
and to bed. Ou going down to our office the
next day, we learned that Mr. Bean had be
come a member of the Associated Press, and
had received all the reports of the night previ
ous, aquantity sufficient to make an Extra as
large as the one we publish this morning, and
had actually issuad an extra, of which the fol
Charleston. April 13.
Fort Sumter has surrendered. The Confed
erate Flag floats over the walls. None of the
Confederate troops are hurt.
Here was energy and perseverance displayed
in a remarkable degree. But this was uotalL
We noticed that his dierjatehes were Dosted ud
in front of the building in which is our Print
ing Office, with this endorsement written on
them: "We aim to give the latest news !"
Of course we were considered out of the ring
done for used up ! If we printed any more
extras it would be after every oue in town had
read the news and magnaimoualy furnished by
Mr. Bean at that
Learning, during the day, that it was the in
tention of the above enterprising individual not
to publish any more extras, and that he merely
joined the Associated Press to keep us from get
ting out any, on Suuday evening, we through our
Foreman, made a proposition to the Telegraph
Company to become a member of the Associa
ted Presson an equal footing with our neighbor.
At 1 o'clock on Monday morning we repaired
to the Telegraph office to see if our proposal
had been accepted, but found it closed. Seeing
a light in an upper room we went in, found Mr.
Beau, E. F. Dickenson, Esq., and others there.
We authorized Mr. Dickinson to say to Mr.
Bean, that we understood he had 8unday Night's
Report and did not intend to print it, and if he
would let us take it we would print it in an
Extra by daylight, and give him the credit of
having received it. Mr. D. did so, and Bean
then came to where we were, and handed us the
despatches, saying at the same time that we
could read them, but could not have them to
publish; that he did not intend to print any ex
tras himself, because he could not afford to, and
that we could not afford to do so cit her. We re
fused to read the dispatches, having already
learned their contents. We then went to our
office and printed a full abstract of the Reports,
and circulated them early in the morning to
1,400 people. In the morning we were accept
ed into the Associated Press, and have publish
ed the Reports every morning since except
Thus, the attempt of Mr. Bean to ra onopolize
the Telegraphic Reports, and to che at the people
out of the news, was foiled. If he could
have prevented it, no extras would have been
printed in this town. For the truth of the above
we refer to E. F. Dickinson, Esq.
Mr. Bean, finding that we were determined to
print the news, and that those who had paid him
some $30 or 10, with the understanding that
he would print extras, were stirring him up with
a sharp stick, finally caved in on the 4th day, and
commenced printing his little sheet.
Getting tired of his attempt to run us, he had
an arrangement made with us that we should
print the night reports, and he the day report.
To this we consented because it would accom
modate the public with the news somewhat
sooner than they would otherwise get it
Having accommodated Mr. Bean in this ar
rangement, he thought he would try us still fur-
A. M ., May 2d, 1861.
tlier. So he called at our office in Company
with Mr. Everett, the object being to make an
an arrangement by which every man who got
an extra should pay for it; Mr. Bean's plan be
ing to charge 10 cents a week for them. Before
hearing all our objections to the plan, he left the
office in a great huff, and went home and ven
tilated himself in a column of abuse against us.
And yet he talks about honor. Faugh !
Our objections to the arrangement were sim
ply these. Large numbers of people in town
and the surrounding country had contributed
liberal amounts towards the enterprise for one
month. And we thought 10 cents a week for
the extras was too much; half that sum would
But the most serious charge Dean makes
ngninst us is that we have money belonging to
him, and refuse to give it up. The matter he
refers to is this: Our friends nt Clyde raised a
contribution for us, and sent it in by the
hands of J. B. Bush. After lie had hnnded it
to us he remarked that it was to lie divided with
the Messenger. Knowing something about the
circumstances under which the money was rais
ed, we had some doubts nbout whether it was to
be divided, so we wrote to Clyde for further in
structions, and our correspondent, Mr. Colwell,
who started the subscription, says that the mon
ey was ALL intended for us. So says Dr. C.
G. Eaton. Afterwards Esq. Kenn was in our
office and said Ihe money was for us, and
that we should keep it. But we instituted fur
ther inquiries last week, and in the meantime
we have deposited the money in the bank where
it will remain until the mnttr is terminated.
But we are not to have the "confidence pime"
played on us.
Tothcungentleniaiily and false charges against
us in his scurrilous article, we have no rcsini for
reply this morning. Bean evidently intended,
and succeeded admirably, in compassing more
lies in a smaller space than any man who has
ever preceded him. But what lietter could lie
expected of a man who endeavonx) to sell his
country for gold.
We have printed from 1,000 to l.ti(K) of our
extras daily, and they have gone into all sect ions
I of the county in advance of any other paper,
and if Mr. Bean feels jealous of our success in
being the first to give the news wc cannot help
it. With this number we have issued 17 Ex
tras, and printed in all about 20,000 copies. If
we had sold these at a penny each, they would
have brought us $200. As it is we have not
received the one-third of that amount. But we
do not expect to make money by the operation.
If we come out even we shall be satisfied.
Now, Mr. Bean, we tender you a little advice
free of charge. Pay more attention to the Oth
Commandment. Stop your snarling and whim
pering, and do not imagine that you are of the
least iinportaiitauce to the public. View your
self as a great humbug, as the people do, and go
ahead and print your Extras. We trust w shall
not have to refer to you again; if we do it will
be through our extra, for m e can never demean
ourself so much as to again notice you in our
Meeting in Ballville.
At a meeting of tbo citizens of Bnllville,
oo ttie 22d, T. S. Johnson, chairman, ami
Benjamin Neft; secretary the following res
olutions were passed :
Wherens, Tho lilrllisnf.mr country are in lUngur by
trlttors, to one part of nur Union; be it llwivf.if
K unlved, Thst the cltisrnsnfBsllvllle township pirdjff
their honor, lives snd property if neeepury to ninititaiii
the liberties bequeathed to us by our Revolutionary aires.
Resolved. That we will uontriiinte of our money fr the
support of the families oT these wuu have volunteered
their services to oar country.
A commilleo was appointed to procure
subscriptions for volunteers' families. Da
vid Halter was appointed treasurer. The
sum subscribed at tho meeting was $81 50.
Beau says that he printed 60,000 copies of his
extras in one week. That is 10.000 a day !
When it is known that the capacity of his press
is but about 5,000 a day, and that he dues not
put his extra to press until about half past three
o'clock in the afternoon, and gets through by 6
o'clock, this will be considered a wonderful feat.
Montgomery, Ala, April 21). Congress met
at noon. President Davis' message announced
tho ratification of the permanent Constitut ion of
the Confederate States and that it only remains
for an election to be held for the designation of
officers to administer the government. It says
the declaration of war made against this Con
federation by Abraham Lincoln rendered it nec
essary to convene Congress to devise means to
replenish the treasury and for the defence of the
The rresulont then reviews the relations
heretofore existing between the States and the
events which have resulted in the present war
fare. Referring to the result of the commission
to Washington, he says the crooked paths of di
plomacy can scarcely lurnisli an example so
wanting in courtesy, candor and discreetness as
was the course of the U. 8. government towards
the commissioners. The President incidentally
refers to the prudent caution observed by the
fleet off Charleston during the bombardment of
Fort Sumter, and pays a high compliment to
the Carolinians for their forbearance before, and
heroism, daring and magnanimity after the bom
bardment. He recommends the appointment. of
diplomatic agents. He says the Confederacy,
through Mr. (Stephens, has concluded a conven
tion with Virginia, which has united her powers
and fortunes with us. He has satisfactory as
surauce that, other Southern States will soon
stake their fortunes with ours. He says the
most of the executive departments are in success
ful operation. The Postmaster-General will
soon be ready to assume the din-c.tion of postal
In conclusion he congratulate the Confeder
acy on the patriotic devotion exhibited by the
people of the ConlWlenicy.
The railway companies prnpoie liberal rates
tor me transportation ot mails anil will receive
in compensation the bonds of the Confederacy.
He says a people thus united and resolved
cannot fail of final success. Our cause is a just
and holy mid we protest solemnly, in the face of
mankind, that we desire peace at any sacrifice,
save that of honor mid independence. We seek
no conquest no agranilixeinent no concession
from the free States; all We ask is, to lie let alone
thnt none shall attempt our subjugation by
arms. This we must and will resist to the dir
est extremity. The moment this intention is
abandoned, the sword will drop from our grasp
and we shall lie ready to enter into treaties of
amity and commerce 'mutually beneficial. So
long ns this pretention is maintained, with a firm
reliance on Divine siwer. which covers with
its protection the just cause, we will continue to
struggle tor our inherent, rieht to freedom, inde
pendence and sell government.
New York, May 1. Tho following comes
to us from secession sources at Alexandria,
Vb., via New Orleans, and must be taken
fur hat it is worth :
j Alexandria, Va., April 29. Four vessels,
12 steamers and 2 transports with northern
t.ioops pi.ss' (I up this a. m. Guv. (licks, of
Mil., has issued a proclamation recommending
the State to remain in neutral position
Citizens arc still compelled tu leave Wash
ington, for their sympathy with tho South.
A large quantity of shells have been
landed at Fort Washington. Two men,
one from S. C. and one from Washington
were confined in tin- prison in the C apital
for being secessionist.
The New York 7ih regiment declare thev
will not invade, consequently they are look-
ea upon wun suspicioii by the administra
tion. The 1 1st K. Y. regiment quartered at In
auguration Hall, revolted on account of the
bad quarters and had to bo removed to tho
navy yard. A man named Boyd was ar
rested on tho Island nt Washington by two
jmen on account of expressing Southern sen
jtiments, and shot at midnight,
j Tho steamship Atlantic arrived to dny.
j She reports that she reached Fort Taylor?'
i Key Weston tbo 1 3th receiving addition
al troops ammunition Ac. sailed for Pick
jens, arrived off Santa Rosa on the 16 land-
led ro-inforcements al nckens on the night
ot tbo ldili without accident. The
.nanan nrnven on tne mill, mo W van
idotte. St. Louis, Sabine, Supply and Brisik
llyn were there. The steamer Illinois ar
rived on the 19th and landed her reinforce
ments m the 20th.
By an arrival from Wilmington, N.C., we
are informed that the secessioni-l have the
'etltil-o ennfrnl tbnrA Tu, ualbaL I ....
been compelled to discharge their carrros of
rice on account of the scarcity of provisions.
Troops are arriving daily.
Tho Herald's Washington special dis
patch says Gov. Hearooy denies any inten
tion of resignation.
Regular trains fur the north commence
It is reported that Gov. Letcher is about
to issue a proclamation forbidding the pass,
ago of Southern troops through Virginia.
A man was arrested in Gov. Spragu s
quarters as a spy. A letter from Fort Mon
roe says there is r.o danger of an attack
there. 2,000 men are in tho fort.
Thev are much annoyed by fugitive slaves
seeking refuge there, but in all cases are re
No batteries will be allowed to be erect
ed within range.
Annapolis, Md.. May 1st. Kortifieatiuns
commanding Annapolis Railroad and the
country for two miles around acre thrown
up yesterday. Annapolis was made a mili
tary depot yesterday. Gen. Butler will re
main here. All movements are as secret
as possible. Orders were given yesterday
to arrest all newspaper reporters. Some
thing is going on.
Providence, R-I. May 1. Tho Secretary
of war has tonderod to Gov. Sprague the
office of Brigadier General. The Gov. tel
egraphs that tho second Rhodo Island regi
ment is not needed at present.
Boston, May I. W. Gray has given
$10,000 for soldier's families.
Baltimore, May 1. At noon tho Star
Spangled Banner was raised with great de
monstrations of enthusiasm from tho Post
Office and Custom House by order of the
newly appointed officials. It was greeted
with tremendous cheers for tbo Union the
old Flag. Tbo crowd then joined in ting
ing tho Star Spanglod Banner.
Hartford Conn., May 1. The Connecti
cut Legislature convened to-day. Gov.
Buckinham's message recommends an effi
cient State militia. 8ays 11 volunteer com
panies have already been accepted. The
regiments will not leave the State until
they are fully equipped with camp and bag
gage train and prepared lj take caro of
themselves. The Legislature will make
liberal appropriations for war purposes.
Tho State is out of debt and owns $400,
000 in bank stock.
Washinglon, May 1. The Secretary of
tlio ireasury had advertised for proposalas
until the 30th Inst., unless the whole amount
offered is taken at par, for nearly $14,000,'
000 of stock of tho U. S., under the act of
June 1860, authorizing a loan and providing!
ior me re.ne.mpi ion oi mo treasury notes.
Baltitnoe, April 30. Throe spontaneous
Union meetings were held to-night in dif
ferent sections of tho city. Union badges
are quite prominent on tho streets.
Boston, April 30. Mr. Adams Minister
to England leaves on tho Niagara to-morrow.
The banks of Vermont have tendor
ed $300,000 to tho Siato for war purposes.
Cleveland, April 30. Ohie Stato Jour
nal says 80,000 tri ops have been offered
by Ohio since tho President's Proclamation.
31,000 supposed would bo accepted.
LAST NIGHT'S REPORT.
Annapolis, May 1. Thomas A. Scott of
Pennsylvania has taken charge of the mili
tary route; order is beginning to tako the
place of confusion. Transports leave at
least twice a day tor ferryville.
New York, May . Capt. Carson of
schooner B. B. Pitta, from Charleston states
that he was at tho wharf near Fort Moultrie,
during Sumter's bombardment, and that on
Sunday night 60 dead bodies were carried
across his track to land, and Monday night
40 were carried out at ono time, and 60 at
another. Capt. Carson and mate taw and
counted the bodies; and states that tho sol
diers were all sworn to deny any loss of life.
The Poet's special says, arrangements are
being made tor tbe resumption of northern
mail service. Gen. Scott will soon change
his bead quarters to Philadelphia. 30,000
troops are to bo concentrated at Washing
Ion. Gen. Bonham is reported as in com
mand of the rebel troops in Virginia.
Lord Lyons denies the report that he had
sonctiea an armistice. A, loiter from a
member of the 7th regiment says, sis so.
.cessiouists wero caught on tho 27th, and
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i.vo were snot on wie morning oi vne zoiu;
another was to bo Bhot tho next morning,
Several had been arrested for tearing up the
railroad iracK. A private letter from An
napolis sava, the brig Caledonia has two
men now hanging from her yard arm ; one
for smuggling powder and provisions into
Ubnrlcslon. Ihe other for piloting tho 7th
regiment onro Chesapeake Bar, with the in
tention that the Baltimore secessionists
should capture Annapolis before the 7th
regiment reache there. There are no for
tifications on either side of the Potomac or
Chesapeake in the hands of the secessionists.
1 lie secession nag was floating at Alexan
dria, when the Cienvillo left.
1'ho following is addressed to Simon
Washington, way l. xnoro is not a
word of truth in the report of an armistice.
1 hat sort of business ended 4lh of Mrrch.
F. W. SEWARD.
Schooner W. H. Smith, from Wilming
ton, N. C, brought crew of steamer North
Carolina, seized there. The crow of tho
Uncle Ben were still in prison.
Millidgeville, Ga., May 1. Gov. Brown
has issuod a proclamation prohibiting the
payment of all debts to northern creditors.
till the cud of hostilities, and directing the
payment of money into the 8tate Troasuty
to be refunded with interest at tho end of
the war to depositors.
Syracuse, May 1. Contribution to mili
tary Relef fond amounts to $13,000. Com
mon Council has made additional appropri
ation of $10,000.
Omaha, Nebraska, May 1. Gov. Black
has issued a proclamation recommending a
thorough volunteer organization throughout
tho territory. Ho has already supplied
companies with arms and equipments and
seems determined to place Nebraska in tho
best possible condition of defense. It is
supposed that at least one regiment of Ne
braska will be mustered into the service of
ikoTT $3 Kip knm J.C.i,.. V I 1
a unit for the Constitution and tho Utiion
It is rumored that Gor. Black will imme
diately on the arrival of his suoessor retarn
to Pennsylvania, baring been called thereto
assume an important military command.
Wheling, Va., Mar 1. Meeting of mer
chants of this city hold to-day, to determine
what action should be taken in regard to
renewal of the State license which expired
yesterday. Committee appointed to daaft
resolutions. Meeting adjourned until to
morrow. Feeling was strongly in opposi
tion to renewal. Some expressed determin
ation to close their stores rather than pay
tribute to tbe Southern Confederacy.
Washington, May 1. Special to World
says, arrangements have bean made for tbe
resnmption of travel by rail via Baltimore
and York, Pa. All southern journals receiv
ed to-day state that largo numbers of troops
are gathoring thore, and the free negroes
are being impressed into the service.
Nearly every portion of Washington and
District is connected by telegraph. Letters
received to-day from Paris state that the
French Government is fully posted on
American affairs, and no sympathy is felt
for the Confederate States.
Contrary to often reported rumors, it is
reliable that martial law will not be pro
claimed here unless thero shall be a reason
for it which certainly does not now exist.
Among tbe unfounded reports to-day was
one that tbo War Department had received
a despatch stating that the Confederate
States troops were concentrating in Virgin
ia for an immediate raid on Washington.
military men nave no tears oo that subject.
Orders have boon issued to commanders
of regiments and independent companies to
make reports lo head quarters of the do
partment nt Washington, stating among
other things, the strength of their respective
commands; character of their arms, supply
of amunition ; degree of proficiency in tho
drills and the charrcterof the samo: if thev
understand the drill as skirmishers; if they
have practiced at tho target, and the range
and proficiency thereof; if they have the
manuel of tho bayonet exercise. They will
also state their ability to take the field ; as
to camp and garrison ; eqtiippago and organ
ization of their commissary, quarter master
and medical departments. Commanders
will ho held accountable for the want of
good discipline. Tho articles of war will
be read to tbe respective commands on the
Sabbath, at tho inspection before going to
church; and they will be governed by the
regulations for the army of the U. S.
A leave of absence for three months has
been granted Col. King, tbe minister to
Rome, to enable him to command tbe Wis
consin volunteejs. Also to Carl Schun,
mioister to Spain, who proposes to a com
pany of cavalry.
Baltimore May 1. Judge Bond of the
Crimioal Court charged the Grand Jury this
morning. Ho called attention particularly
to the attack of tho mob on the military on
the 10th April, that the guilty oces might
bo brought to punishment.
Judge Bond said: Itisyour duty. Gentlemen,
under the solemn oath vou have taken imnsr-
tially to enquire into these occurrences, and pre
sent such persons as bore part in the riot. The
very existence of society depends upon your
fnithful discharge of this duty. You will iu
quire whether there was preconcert and prepar
ation, and by whom. You are bound to present,
those who aided in obstructing the Railroad and
prevented the safe march of the troops, and as
sisted in impeding their passage. At the same
time it is your duty to inquire whether auy of
our own citizens were, without justification or
provocation, fired upon and killed.
Besides the loss of life the violence done to
property; the breaking into stores; the assuming
of unlawful authority; the irregular and illegal
arming of troops, and the attempt by organiza-
linna I, I, b In V. 11 Inn. ... .....m. . V. n 1 .'. . 1
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Government, also deserve your attention, The
Judge concludes, that the potent voice of law
should be heard above the din of strife, else all
security and stability is gone, and there wilj Js
nothing left, of our social frame worthy of an
effort to preserve.
After tho crowd had left the Custom
House to-day, a man named George Lemon,
in tbe uniform of tbe Maryland Guards de
liberately cut down tbe American Flag
which full into the arms of a bystander.
He was immediately arrested by a deputy
sheriff, and with some difficulty saved from
the wrath at the few Union men who were
present, and conveyed to police station, to
await examination. Tho Guard it is said,
will expel the offender.
A New Story About Garibaldi.
We have received a copy of L'Adriatioo of
March 21st, a daily journal published at Raven
na, Italy. It contains an amusing rumor to the
effect that Garibaldi is coining on a professional
tour to tne L nilea states, we translate the
" Among tne reports circulating in the news
papers is one which refers to Garibaldi. Since
a war between the United States and the States
of the South has become inevitable, the govern-
mem oi uic union aeeits a commander lo lean
its forces against the rebels, and is looking to
Garibaldi. There have been agents sent to
Caprera to induce the hermit of Caprera to take
in hand the cause of freemen against the protec
tors of slavery, and Garibaldi, say the newspa
pers, seeing the war with Austria postponed, is
on the point of yielding, and is consulting his
menus anout it.
Uarl Hchurx bas gone to Washington, it is
said, to take command of the German Regiment