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Fremont Daily Jonrnal
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1881.
ISAAC M. KEELER, Editor.
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS.
Chicago, June 1. Senator Douglas is a little
better to night. Hia friends are somewhat en
couraged. Chicago, Jane 2. Physicians think alight im
provement in condition of Senator Douglas to
night. He is still unconcioua the greater part
of the time.
The ladies' Fair and festival at St. Clair's
Hall on Thursday and Friday evenings last was
very successful. The nett receipts amount to
about $175 00.
8toho Talk. Gen. Webb, of the New York
Courier and Knquirer, says:
"In the garrison in Fort Pickens we have a
son, whose death we would much rather record
aa having perished beneath the ruins of the
Fort, than be compelled to announce that it had
been surrendered to the rebels without the loss
of a man."
A South Carolina lady, recently arrived in
Few York, who has heretofore held to the South,
writes to her husband at Washington, aa follows:
"I say our Government now, for, since they
shot Ellsworth, I want to fight too; and if I
were one of the Zouaves, I do believe I would
kill every secessionist I met with, but what I
would revenge his death. I ara no Southern
rebel now. The Union forever, aay I."
Lias or tbb Public Works The Public
works of Ohio were last week leased for ten
year to Thoa. Dugan & Co., at a rental of
$30,075 per annum. Who the members of this
firm are, is not stated. The rent, we believe, is
to be paid to the State semi-annually in advance.
Last Night's Despatches.
Cairo, June 9. There ia nothing authentic
in relation to rebel movements down the river
from this point. But it is certain that forces at
thia point are to be considerably increased.
Two additional regiments ordered here in addi
tion to the regiment organized here. Another
eorapady of Illinois artillery now at Springfield,
ara under marching orders and will move iu a
dry or two.
Government has chartered big wharf steamer
that lies here; it is capable of carrying several
thousand troops and stores.
It is understood also that Government has
chartered twenty-five river steamers at St. Louis.
Baltimore, June 1. A detachment of soldiers
visited the Police Marshal to enquire about
arms delivered by him to the Stete agent. Re
sult of the interview satisfctory. Soldiers then
returned to camp.
Alexandria, June 1. Strong breastworks will
soon be finished here.
Reporters have magnified unimportant skir
mishes into battles.
. There ia but one telegraph instrument hare,
and it is mostly employed by Government.
Chambereburg. June 1. Slight skirmish to
day between a company of Home Guards and
Virginians; three Virginians wounded.
Terrible fracas occurred to day in negro quar
ter. Frank Jones, negro barber shot and woun
ded two soldiers and fled, but he was instantly
killed by the soldiers.
Gen. Patterson expected to-morrow. Addi
tional regiments expected Monday.
Hagerstown, June 1. A party of slceasionists
this a. in. attempted to take ferry boat opposite
Williamsport, probably to cross to Maryland ou
a foraging expedition. Unionists ordered seces
sionists to desist, not complying were fired on.
Brisk fire on both sides for about an hour. Se
veral rebels wounded; Unionists unhurt. The
Fort Monroe, June 1. No military move
ments yet. Heavy cannon are being transport
ed to Rip Raps. It is said 4,000 secessionists
are at Yorktown. There are none between there
and Fortress Monroe. A stand will evidently
be made at Yorktown. Slaves from several
counties have been sent to work on the en
trenchments. Magruder commands.
A gentlemen from between Newport News
and Yorktown arrived here Cor protection, says
numerous families fled, leaving the slaves be
hind thai were uufit tor work. 300 free negroes
were forced across James river to work on the
Distinguished secessionists confessed the Un
ionists were right, and secessionists all deluded.
Washington, June 3. The following facts
have been received of the conflict at Aquia
The engagement began on Friday and lasted
two hours. On Saturday it was renewed for
four hours. The lower beach battery damaged
on Friday was repaired. The force of the reb
els supposed to be 3,000. On Saturday the
Freeborn approached within two miles and
commenced lire. The Pawnee took a nearer
position for the first hour. The firing was brisk
from the shore batteries.
During the engagement the Pawnee fired 160
sheik. The observer saw through the telescope
numerons bodies carried away in wagons. The
officers say the rebels had rifled cannon.
Both vessels damaged but slightly; odb
shot went through Freeborn's cabin. Paw
nee received eight shots. . Anacosta return
ed here this a. in. Pawnee and Freeborn
hauled off being unprepared for longer en
gagement. Railroad depot and buildings
ashore destroyed. Rebels believed bad
Baltimore, June 2. Rebels soiled west
ern mails coming east this a. tn. at Harp
New York, June 2. Herald says W. F.
Washington, son of late Col. Washington,
was captured in the Fairfax affair
Reported battery at Matthias Point,
proves to be a wood pile.
Lieut Tompkins' official account of the
Fairfax affair does not differ raatoiialy from
the first report. Says throe of bis men are
missing, three slightly wounded, and six
horses lost. Thinks killed and wounded of
the rebels, thirty-five. He brought away
Tribune's Washington despatch says Eth
eridge bad arrived from Tennessee. Says
East Tennessee shows a large majority for
the Union. Civil war unavoidable if West
part of the State goes for secession. Sol
diers distributed through the State overawe
voters. Disunionists well armed ; Union
M. D. Field gone to Cairo.
Authorized contract of five floating boats,
capacity 500 men, intended to separate
Memphis and below.
Reported Col. Sherman of Ohio, will be
appointed Quartermaster General.
Five more additional regiments tendered
Saturday Night's Report.
New York, June 1. Brig mystic arrived from
Indianola this a. ra., with 245 Texas troops and
36 women and children.
(Special to the Post.)
The Government forces had a conflict with
the rebels at Aquia Creek. The steamers Free
born, Anacosta, Resolute and a schooner open
ed fire, finally silencing the wharf Battery and
killing several rebels. None of our troops in
jured. The Pawnee and Yankee sent to their
assistance thia morning.
The despatches also state that there was a
skirmish last night at Falls church 6 miles back
of Arlington Heights. Our pickets were at
tacked by rebels and several of our soldiers
Latu. Despatch states a force of Cavalry
and 45 Infantry, under Lieut's. Tompkins and
Gordon, attacked the rebels at Fairfax Court
House. The rebel pickets were met four miles
this side, who fled and alarmed the camp. The
Cavalry then charged on the town, encountering
vigorous resistance, people firing on them from
Tompkins' horse was shot under him,
and bis cavalry surrounded by rebel infant
ry who poured in a continued fire, but they
fought their way through them taking a
number of prisoners. . One of the cavalry
killed and two wounded. Some of the
staff officers of the New York 6th Regi
ment were wounded being with federal
Lieut. Tompkins reports 30 rebels killed
and that their force amounted to 1500.
Tbey had previously supposed there were
but 200. To-night our troops will advance
on Fairfax Court House and take it.
I Another despatch says the rebels are fast
retreating from Fairfax.
A letter from East Tennessee says there
is a great majority there for the Union, and
about 10,000 Oovornment troops could be
raised there, owing to the noble stand tak
en by Johnson and Nelson.
The Commercial's dispatch says it is be
lieved that the engagement at Aquia
Creek bas been severe. If the battoriea
have not been destroyed, a large force will
go immediately and take the place.
At two o'clock a dispatch says two bat
teries at Aquia Creek were destroyed.
A large body of troops advanced on Fair
fax this morning.
Washington, June 1st. An official dis-
Satch from Gen. McDowell to the War
department, says loss of Union troops at
Fairfax Court Hjuse, four; and Confeder
Harrisburg, June 1st. A scout retnrned
after two day's stay at Harper's Ferry. Re
ports quantities of provisions were taken
there from the Maryland side.
Army officers believe that unless the
Harper's Ferry forces retreat tbey will be
surrounded within a week.
The number of troops on the heights
overlooking Harper's Ferry is less thnn one
thousand, having a battery of 4 guns.
Troops there speak deprossingly of the state
of affairs, but will fight hard.
No troops have as yet been sent from
Washington, June 1st The account of the '
skirmish between the company of Cavalry un
der Lieut. Tompkins and the rebels at Fairfax,
is confirmed. Two men are missing and three
wounded. Several horses were wounded.
Five prisoners were taken and brought into
camp. Lieut. Tompkins had two horses shot
Alexandria, Va., June 1. The steamer Gip
sey from Farmington via. Fort Washington at
10 o'clock this a. in., brings the following infor
mation which bad been received at the latter
place: The engagement at Aquia Creek resulted
in the retirement of the Freeborn and Anacosta
after a severe fight, in which a number were
killed on both sides.
The two steamers retired to await the Paw
nee. She stopped at Fort Washington to await
the arrival of toe transport Baltimore with troops,
supposed to be the New York 7lst regiment.
1 lie Pawnee and the Baltimore proceeded in
Philadelphia, June 1. The Bulletin publish
ed from the Richmond Enquirer of Thursday,
gives the details of the journey of President
Davis to Richmond, and his speech to the troops
collected at the fair grounds. Messrs. Toombs
and Wigfall accompanied him.
Alexandria, June 1. Shortly before 1 o'clock
last night a skirmish took place at Willington
mills between a company of Zouaves, a com
pany of a Michigan regiment and a scouting
party of Virginians. The rebels were driven
away. One Zouave was killed and another
Indianapolis, Ind., June 1. The remaining
two regiments, 8th and 10th, of Federal troops
have removed their quarters flora (Jarop Morton
to a point on the National road, four miles east
of this city.
The Legislature will adjourn to-night, the
time limited by the Constitution for extra ses
sion having expired. A large amount of im
portant business has been tranaaeted at thia
aession. A bill raisins a military fund of
$1,000,000 has passed; also, one appropriating
$25,000 to the Governor's contingent fuud.
Alexandria, Jnne 1. A gentleman arrived
here who was at Fairfax last night, says that
Capt. John Marr was the only rebel killed, and
that the accounts of the killed in the Washing
ton papers were exaggerated; that when the
Cavalry retired the rebels pursued them and
took two prisoners. Extra Billy Smith figured
in the fight. A Colonel commanding was
The rebels supposing this to be the advance
guard of the Federal army, sent messengers to
Centreville for 300 South Carolina troops.
Rain haa commenced falling. ,
T o'clock, p. m. No anticipation of attack
here. The campaign for thepresent is confined
to guerrilla warefare. ' ,..' ..r
II. W. Buckland and Eli Siuikins arriv
ed from Camp Donnison Saturday evening.