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PebsoxaL. Generals Lane and Pomeroy,
(Senators,) from Kansas, are slopping at WiU
Co). Delahny (who was a candidalo for 'Iho
U. S. Senate) find daughter are stopping with
N. Vedder, Esq., at 302 Massachusetts avenue.
Tub Feemno in and About Washington
most intense excitement has prevailed in this
vicinity ever since the first announcement of
the commencement of hostilities in Charleston
harbor. All day Saturday, the publication of
fice of the Republican, an well as those of the
other city uowspapers, was besieged by an anx
ious crowd, all desirous of obtaining the latest
and most reliable information from the scat of
war: so that, by ratio o'clock in the morning,
one large extra edition was eut rely exhausted.
Yesterday morning, the demand was even
greater lor copies of the Sunday Morning
Chronicle, which was to be seen in the hands
of nearly every person wo met, whether on Penn
sylvania aveuue or in the remotest sections of
the city. The accounts that reached the city
Were received on all sides with a good many
grains of allowance, considering Iho fact that
the telegraph wires were entirely in the hands
of the secessionists, while quite a largo num
ber refused to place any confidunco whatever
in them.
' AnniVAL or more troops.
On Saturday morning, Companies D and H,
of the Zd cavalry, from Camp Cooper, Texas,
reached Washington. Com pany D is command
ed byCapt. Palmer, and contaius GO men. Com
pany II is commanded by Lieut. Marrisou,
and has S9 men. The former are quartered oppo
site the War Department, and the latter in E
street, at the same quarters lately occupied by the
U,- Si infantry. The snldiers look very much
worn down by their march. They had a march of
COO miles, from Camp Cooper to Pass Cavallo
Bar, in Matagorda Buy, which they mada from
the I8th of February to the 31st. They em
barked tho day of their arrival, and arrived at
Key West on tho 4th ultimo, touching there,
and 'immediately leaving for Havana, whero
tbey put in lor water, iliey-iou Havana on the
6th for New York. Two companies of infantry
were left at Key-West, viz: Companies A and
H. Fpur companies of cavalry, belonging to
this company, on their arrival home, proceeded
to Carlisle Barracks. They are severally com
manded by Cupts. Brocket, Stoncman, and
Lieuts. Commauding Jenifer and .Campbell.
The four companies number 210 men, all told.
About half past ten o'clock, yesterday morn
ing, Company I, 1st Infantry, commanded by
Capt. J. H. King, and numbering 83 men, ar
rived here. After taking refreshments at tho
depot, they marched directly to the Arsenal,
whero they are now stationed. Many of the
men in this compuny have been in the army
for a series of years ; oue of them enlisted iu
1803. and his beou in several hnrd-fuusht battles
since that period, among them tho battle of
lippccauoe, wnere no wa3 tne orderly sergeant
to General Harrison.
On Saturday morning, thirty recruits, from
the Putnam Killfs, Capt. Thisticlon, marched
up to the War Department, and wero mustered
into service, making nearly oue hundred men
of this gallant company who havo thus volun
teered. The Metropolitan liiuos, Capt. Nallcy, also
sent twenty additional recruits to tho Wur De
partment, which were nccepted.
After these recVuits had been inspected and
accepted, Compauy A, Anderson Rifles, arrived,
and after beiug inspected by Major McDowell,
were mustered into tho service. When called
upon to take the oath, nine of them responded,
that, although rood Union men, they could not
possibly leave their business aud families. Sub
sequently, two of them returned to the ranks,
ana, in conjunction with all the others, took the
Eighteen recruits for Company B, Union
Regiment, Capt. Kelly, theii came up, and took
the oath.
Company A, Union regiment, Captain Car
rington, then sent up 31 recruits ; but only 23
of them were sworn iu, that number making
the company as largo as tho regulations of the
law will allow.
Companies A and B of tbo Union rcglmont
have thus far onrolled two hundred privates
lor tne service.
Captain Towers, of tho Washington Light
Infantry, also brought up several recruits on
Saturday, who wero duly sworn in and enrolled.
A number of other companies will bo mus
tered in during tho curly part of the present
wek, among whom aro the National Hides,
Capt. Smead, who, having got rid of their se
cession element, have filled their places with
true Union men. Tho Rifles expect to muster
nearly tixty men, and will probably be enrolled
during to-day. On Tuesday, the new Zouave
corps, Lieut. Powell commanding, will bs in
spected, uud received into tho service. A num
ber of other new companies aro now beiug
formed in various parts ol the city, and the
probability is, that tho city will soon be placed
in a state of perfect security.
The different companies still continue on
guard at tho various places meutioned iu our
paper of Saturday.
Yesterday afternoon,' the members of tho
Washington Light Infantry Battalion, to the
number of more than sixty, accompanied by
Col. Davis and most of their ollicers, attended
divine service at tho Fourth Presbyterian
Church, (Bev. Dr. Smith, pastor.) They were
in full-dress uniform, und presented uu ex
ceedingly creditable appearance. The text
elected by the pastor for tho occasion was tho
eleventh verso of the thirty-third chapter of
iSzekiel " bay unto tuem, us 1 live 1 liavo no
pleasure in tbo death of tho wicked," upon
which he proceeded to deliver u most impres
sive and appropriate discourse.
Dr. Smith thou offered up n fervent and
devout prayer fur the citizen soldiery, and
hoped that, while thoso present came clothed
in the habiliments of war, their mission might
really be one of peace, lie invoked a blessing
upon all tho citizen soldiery of the metropolis,
especially in the call which has recently been
raftde upon them, and to which they have so
Cheerfully, promptly, and numerously respond
ed. Save them from tho necessity of tho pres
ent call, keep us in perfect peace, our hearts
being stayed upon tho Lord.
At the close of tho service, he tbsuked the
corns for their presence, and extended to them
a cordial invitation to ho present whenever
tbey found it convenient or desirable, and ha
would also be pleased to sou any other of our
military organizations.
In several portions of our city, military com
panies are in progress of organization. A
meeting will be held tonight at Franklin Hull,
corner of Ninth and D sheets, for tho purpose
of forming a rifle company. Another meeting
will bo hold at Thorn's Hall, to form a Union
company. Another at the "old Capitol," on
Capitol Hill, for a timilar purpose.
Colonel James Elder, of Harrisburg, Penn
sylvania, is about organizing a military corps
iu this city, to he styled the " Cameron (5 uards,"
which is to be composed, for Iho most part, of
such persons as have seen actual service. We
bsar that great success has so far attended the
movement. Colonel Elder was at tho head of
a Pennsylvania volunteer company, bearing the
same name, duiiug the Mexican war, and is
therefore well qualified to r.tunic the command
of such an organization as it is now his purpose
to raise.
Colonel Forney, Clerk of the House of Rep
resentatifes, and the ollior oRlcnrs of that De
partment, have sent for all their absentees, in
order to have them on the ground and in read
iness for any emergency that may ocenr.
Potomac PRESBTTKnT. The Presbytery re
assembled atjhe New York Avenue Church,
at 9 o'clock, on Saturday morning.
Rev. Dr. Bocock asked permission of the
Presbytery to resign the pastoral charge of the
Bridge Street Church. Oeorgetpwn, D. C.; aud
a committee was appointed to cite that congre
gation, by its commissioners, before the Pres
bytery, to show reasons, if any, why such re
quest should not be granted.
The request of the Rev. E. B. Smith for the
dissolution of tho pastoral relation between the
Lewcnvillo Chnrch and himself was granted.
After the transaction of some other business
of minor Importance, the Presbytery adjourned
until 10 o'clock this (Monday) morning.
Not True. The report so industriously cir
culated nil dav yesterday through this city, that
a mutiny had occurred on the United States
steam sloop Pawnee, and that the father of one
of those on board had received a dispatch
stating that his son had been placed in irons
for taking part therein, is utterly without foun
dation. More Nice Doinos at toe Penitentiary.
It would seem as if those who for tho past four
years have had possession of the Penitentiary,
hud determined to muke their exit therefrom
us treacherously as has been their occupancy
thereof. The number of prisoners at preseut
confined in this place amounts to 180, and the
number of guards amounts to only twelve, six
of whom are on duty daring the day, and six at
night. On Friday last, Mr. H. I. King, the
newly-appointed Warden, entered upon tho dis
charge ot his duties. About C o'clock that
afternoon, half an hour after the day guard had
neen dismissed, nil tne other employees about
the prison, guards and ollicers, suddenly threw
up their situations, whilo a number of the uiot
unruly prisoners were allowed, to resaainln the
hospital, the most insecure part of the prisou.
Mr. King, not knowing what might occur, had
taken the precaution to take five or six men
down with him, and thus the treacherous in
tentions of the others were defeated.
An Exploit of the Wasiiinoton Police.
Our municipal guardians havo never enjoyed
n very favorable reputation, but an exploit of
" No. 8" at Willards' Hotel, on Saturday even
ing, was more stupid and not less infamous
than anything heretofore charged by their worst
enemies. Qeorga P. Edgar, Esq., u member
of tho famous Seventh Regiment of New York,
and during the last fall honorably counccted
with tho best scrvico performed in the Presi
dential campaign in southern Illinois, was, in
a quiet aud gentlemanly way, assertigg .his
principles, in reply to a noisy secessionist, and
bad guined such advantages by his incisive
stylo of argument and his evidently ganio dis
position, that tho Palmetto gentleman was glad
to slink out of the crowd, and leave the field to
our political Zouave, who, by the war, is a
most valuable man in Washington about these
days. Just as the secessionist had retreated.
Policeman " No. 8" rushed in, nnd in a brutal
manner insisted on ignominiously ejecting
Edgar. The crowd of guests interfered, and
separated tho officer from Edgar, but the for
mer returned, reinforced by onu of the Wil
lards: to the latter tho Republican surrendered
quietly, niid-walked out, but -was forbidde'u the
house. Yesterday morning, Edgar returucd
to tho hotel, ou invitation from a member of
Congress, and was arrested at the instigation
of Willard, aud committed by Justice Thomp
son, in default of $250 bail. Bail was offered,
but declined by Edgar, who was finally re
leased unconditionally, Boniface having finally
" got tho facts" from soma tcsres of bis best
The wholo thing was a gross outrago upon
a gentleman, whose ouly crime is a manly ex
pression of his udniitat.on of the old Hag, and
his contempt for secession. Freedom of speech
will yet be realized iu the District of Columbia.
gy Quite a number of Union men will meet
at Thorn's Building, Seventh street, for the pur
pose of organizing a military company to defend
the cllyin case of au attack. It affords a good
opportunity for those wishing to enroll them-
,celvcs among tbo defenders of Washington.
apr 15
BY WALL & BARNARD. Auctioneers.
TytY GOODS, Fancy Ooods, Hats, Caps, nnd
J Bhoes, at Auction. On WEDNESDAY
MORS l.N'O, the 17th instant; at 01 o'clock, wo
will sell, and continue 'dally at the sumo hour
till all is disposed of, the large and well-selected
stock of Dry Goods, Fancy Articles, Hals, Caps,
and Shoes, &c, In Store No. 220, east side of
Seventh, between M and N streets.
As a change of business has been determined
upou, this stock will be sold without reserve, aud L
in iois large or small, to suit purchasers.
Terms cash. WALL & BAKNARD,
apr 13 Auctioneers.
riROSB who desire to select from new patterns,
JL with the advantage of a reduction In prices,
will call early and examine.
Ho would also call tbe attention or persons
about introducing gas into their dwellings to our
Increased facilities, and consequent low prices,
for this branch of our trade.
Inviting all who desire their work done
promptly, and free from gas leakages, to call at
209 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth and
Eleventh streets, south side.
aov 26 J. W THOMPSON k CO.
Paper-Hanger and Upholsterer,
307 Ssventh street, between 1 and K ttrcets,
N. B. Constantly on hand a huge ussortment
of Window-Shades, Curtains, Fancy Papers,
Upholstery Ooods, tc. mar 18 3m
No. 601 Seventh street, opposite Odd Fellows Halt,
AU work executod with neatness and dispatch,
mar 21 lm
368 DSIiEET 368
I WILL give for good cast-off clothing the high
est cash prices In gold. All kinds wanted.
Call before selling elsewhere. I also have a large
stock ofnl.'e new clothing, which I am selling at
extreme low prices for CASH. All, therefore,
who have good clothes for sale can get the high
est cash price here, und buy at tho lowest, as I
buy and sell for caib.
Come and see. No. 308 D street, between
Ninth and Tenth. feb IS ly
Surrender of Fort Sumtor.
Charlmton, April 13, 1 A.M. The bom
bardment is being continued ut intervals on
tho Confederate States side. A shell is thrown
into thi) fort every twenty minutes. It is sup
posed that Audcrson is resting his men, as he
is not responding. Three vessels of war are
reported outside, but the wcathor is boisterous,
und tht-v cannot get in.
Tho baling battery works well.
Troops are hourly arriving. Every outlet
on the count is fully guarded.
10.30 A.M. At intervals of twenty minutes
the fire was kept up all night on Fort Sumter.
Anderson ceased to fire at C P. M. All night
ho was engaged in repairing damages, and pro
tecting his barbette guns. lie commenced to
return his fire this morning at seven, but
seemed to be greatly disabled.
The battery on Cuininings's Point does Sum
tor great damage.
At nine this morning a dense smoke poured
out from Fort Sumter, and tho Federal flag is
at half mst, signalling distress. Tho shells
from Fort Moullrio and Morris Island fall into
Anderson's stronghold thick and fast. They
They can bo seen in their course through tho
air from the Charleston battery.
The breach made in Sumter is on the side
fronting Cuiumlngs's Point, two of its port holes
are breached into one, and the wall from the
top is crumbling.
Three vessels, ono of them a large-sized
steamer, aro on the bar, and seem to be pre:
paring to participate in the conflict. The fire
on Morris Island and Moultrie is divided be
tween Sumter aud the ship) of war. Tho
ships have not, as yet, opened fire.
An explosion occurred at Sumter; a dense
volume of smoke was seen suddenly to rise, nnd
Anderson ceased his fire for an hour. His flag
is still up. It is thought tho ollicers' quarters
in the fort aro on fire.
.Forenoon. Fort Sumter is ou fire. Mai. An
derson has thrown out a raft, and men arc pass
ing up buckets of water from it to extinguish tbe
flames. The fort is scarcely discernible in the
smoke. Tho men on the raft are now subject
ed to tho Gre from the Cummings's Point bat
teries. Witu good glasses, balls can be iqen'
skipping along the surface of tho water, and
occasionally striking near the raft, creating
great consternation among the men thereon.
11.35 A. M. The flames can1 now be seen
issuing from all the purt-holeB, and the do.'
structiou of all combustible matter in tho fort
uppears to bo inevitable.
A reliable source states that up to 10 A. M,
no one in Fort Moultrie had been killed.
Eleven shots had penetrated the famous float
ing battery below her water line. The few
shots fired by Anderson curly in tho morning
knocked the bricks and chimueys of the offi
cers' quarters iu Moultrie like a whirlwind.
If seems to be Anderson's only hopo to hold
out for aid from the fleet.
Two ships are makiug in towards Morris
Island, apparently with a view to land troops
to silence the destructive batteries.
Not a uiau at ,tbo Confederate batteries has
been severely wounded.
Noon. Tho ships aro in the .offing, quietly
at anchor. They havo not fired a gun; the
entire roofs of Anderson's barracks are iu a
vast sheet of flame. '
Tbe shells from Cummines'g Point aro burst
ing iu nnd over the doomed fortress in quick1.
succession, but tne ft aieral " llag still waves
at tho mast head. Major Anderson appears to
ha solelv occuDied iu nuttin? out tho fire.
The fire on Sumter is as regular as ever. and.
avery shot seems io tell. - --l
We anxiously look for Anderson to haul
down Ins ting.
Two of A uderson's magazines have exploded.
Occasional shots are fired oii him from Moul
trie, whilo the Point Cuinmings battery is do
ing the heavy work. Tho exploded magaziues
are thought to be the lesser ones.
The greatest excitement prevails here. The
battery, wharves, steeples, and every available
place, are packed with people.
The ships are in the offing, and havo not
aided Anderson, and it is now too late, as it is
past high water, and it is believed tbey cannot
come over tho bar.
1 P. il. Anderson's flag nnd most are down,
lupposed to have been shot away.
The Federal fine has azain been hoisted.
William Porcber Miles, under a white flag, has
gone to Bumter.
Anderson has hauled down tbo Federal flag,
and hoisted a white one.
The batteries have all stopped firing, and two
boats with Confederate flags are on their way
to the fort
Fort Sumter has surrendered. The Coufed
ate flag has been hoisted. No one of tho gar
rison or Confederate force, as fur as is known,
has becu killed.
It is reported that Captain Doubleday is a
.maniac, and confined in irons. General Beau
regard, witb two ot bis aids, nave leu lor rort,
Three fire companies of our city are now on
their way to the fort to extinguish the conflagra
tion before it reaches tho great magazine.
9.50 P. M. The news of the unconditional
surrender of Fort Sumter has just arrived,
Ex-SenatorChestnut, Ex-Governor Manning,
and William Porcber Miles, have just arrived,
and aro marching, followed by a crowd wild
with joy. They leport that ton men in Fort
Sumter nre killed.
The Federal flag was shot away by tho Pal
metto Guards at Morris Island.
In two thousand shots which were fired by
Fort Sumter, none of tho Coufederato troops
were hurt.
Major Anderson and his men, under guard,
have been conveyed to Morris Islaud,
Bells aro tinging out a merry peal, and tbo
Chailcstonians are engaged in every demon
stration of joy.
It is estimated that there aro nine thousand
men under arms on the Iblands and in the
Thu correspondent of the Associated Press
has just had an interview with Win. Porcher
allies, wno states, in tuo most pusiuvo icruis,
that no ono was killed at Fort Sumter. This is
reliable, nnd puts to rest all reports to the con
trary, Major Anderson has reached tho city, and is
tho guest of Gen. Beauregard. The Charles-
tomans sympathize with linn most nearuiy, nut
uustintiugly express their abhorrence of thosu
who were in the steamers off the bar, iu sight
of tho conflict, and did not even attempt to re
inforce him.
10 P. M. Judge Magratb, from Fort Sum
ter, reports that the wood-work of the fort and
the officers quarters aro entirely destroyed.
Nono of tho officers wero wounded. The fort
will be occupied by tho Confederate troops to
night, 10.30 P. M. Capt. Ilartstone, in company
with Cant. Whiting and Maj. Anderson, have
just reached the city.
The Fairfield regiment, 1,000, strong, have
just passed tho Courier office op their way to
Morris Island.
There are now 10,000 men under arms on
the islands and coast.
11 P. M. A boat from the fleet outside tho
harbor bus been up to Morris Island, and ar
ranged for stopping any further hostilities until
9 A M. to-morrow,
Additional from Charleston.
Ctaileriou, April 13. Hostilities for the
present have ceased, and victory belongs to
South Carolina, with the display of a flag of
trnce on the ramparts of Fort Sumter. At
half pa.t one o'clock the firing ceased, anil an
unconditional surrender was made. The Car
olinians had mi idea that the wur would end so
soon. After the flag staff of Major Anderson
was shot away, Col. Wigthll, aid to General
Beautegard,at his commander's request, went
to Fort Sumter with n whita flig, to offer as
sittauce in extinguishing the flames.
Ho approached the burning fortress from
Morris Island, and while the file was raging on
all sides, effected a landing at Fort Sumter.
He approached a port hole, and was met by
Major Anderson, who said he had just displayed
a white flag, but that the firing from the South
Carolina batteries was nevertheless kept up.
Colonel Wigi'all replied that Major Anderson
must haul down the American flag that no
parley would be grouted and that "surrender
or fight" was the word. Major Anderson then
hauled down his flag displayed over that of
truce, when all firing instantly ceased, and two'
others of Geucial Beauregard's staff ex-Senator
Chestnut and ex-Governor Manniug came
over in a boat, and stipulated with Major Ander
son that his surrender should be unconditional
for tho present, subject to the terms of General
Beauregard. Mujor Anderson was allowed to
remain with hisnien in actual possession of the
fort, while Messrs. Chestnut and Manning came
over to the city, accompanied by a number of
the Palmetto Guards, bearing the colors of his
company. These were met at tho pier by hun
dreds of citizens; and as they marched ud the
street to the General's quarters the crowd was
swelled to thousands. Shouts reut the air. and
the wildest joy was manifested on account of
me welcome tiuings. Alter the surrender, a
boat with an officer nnd ten men was sent from
one of the four ships in the oiling to General
Simonds, commanding on Morris Island, with
a request that u merchant ship, or one of the
vessels of the United States, bo allowed to onter
and take off tbo commander and garrison of
rori oumier. ueneral Simonus replied that
ifno hostilities were attempted during tho night,
and no effort was made to reinforce or retake
Fort Sumter, ho would give an answer at nino
o'clock on Sunday morning. The officer sig
nified that ho was satisfied with this, and re
turned to his correspondent, accompanied by
the officers of General Beauregard's staff ou a
visit to Fort Sumter. None but the officers
were allowed to luud. However, they went
down iu a steamer, and carried three fire eneir.es
for the purposo of puttingouttbo flames. The
firo hud, however, neon previously extinguished
by the exertions of Major Anderson and his
men. The visiters reported that Mnior Ander
son surrendered because his quarters aud bar
racks were destroyed, and because he had no
hope of reinforcements. Tho fleet lay idly by
for thirty hours, because they could not help
him. Besides, his men were prostrated by over
exertion. Five of thm were hurt four badly,
and one, it is thought, mortally ; but the re
mainder of them weio worn out.
The explosions which were heard and seen
from the city in tho morning were caused by
the hursting of loaded shells. Theso were ig
nited by the fire, and could not be removed
quick enough. The fire in tho barracks was
caused by tho quantities of hot shot poured in
fioru Fort Moultrie. Within Fort Sumter
everything but tho casemates is an utter ruin.
Tho work looks liko a blackened mass of ruins.
Many of tho guns aro dismounted. The side
opposite the battery of Cummings's Point is
hardest dealt witb. The rifled cannon from
this place played great havoc with Fort Sum
ter. Tho wall looks liko a honeycomb. Near
the top is a breach as big us a cart. The side
opposite Fort Moultrie is extensively honey
combed, as is also that opposite thu floating
battery. Fort Moultrie is badly damaged.
The officers' quarters and barracks are torn
to pieces: the frame houses ou tho island aro
riddled with shot in many places. Whole sides
of houses are torn out.
The fire in Fort Sumter was extinguished,
but recuught three times during the day.
Dr. Crawford Anderson, the surgoou, is
slightly wounded in the face. None of the
Charlestonians were injured. Positively, Ma
jor Anderson and all his officers and men aro
yet iu Sumter, the former report that they bad
proceeded to Charleston being incorrect. The
agent, who sends this intelligence, app'Oached
near enough to the wall to see him bid his vis
iters adieu. In addition to this, conversations
that were had with him have been repeated to
him, that a boat was sent from port, to-night,
officially, to notify tho fleet at the bar. that Ma
jor Anderson had surrendered. It is not known
when the Carolinians will occupy Sumter, or
what is to be done with the vanquished.
Every one is satisfied with the victory, and
happy that but little, if any, blood was shed.
In the city, ufter tho surrender, bells wero
rung and cannon fired.
The above dispatch embraces a narrative of
events up to five o'clock this (Sunday) morn-i"g-l
Affairs in Charleston.
Charleston, April 13. A boat from one of
the vessels outside has communicated with
Genciul Simonds, in command of tho forces at
Morris Island, and made a request that one of
tho steamers should be allowed to enter port,
for the purpose of taking away Major Anderson
and his command. An arrangement was agreed
to by the parties, to stay proceedings until nino
o'clock toinorrow.
Affairs at Charleston.
Charleston, April 14. Negotiations in re
lation to the disposition of Anderson aud his
men were completed last night, uud ho and
his command will embark on board of tho war
vessels off the bur.
When Sumter was in flames and Anderson
could only firo his guns at long intervals, the
men ut thu secession butteries cheered at every
firo which tho bravo garrison made in their last
struggles, but looked defiance ut the vessels of
war, whoso officers and men lay quietly by
without firing a gun, or attempting to divert
the fire ol a single battery from Sumter. Five
of Anderson's men, as before stated, were
Tho steamship Isabel is uow firing up. Sho
will take Gen. Beauregard to Fort bumter,
which will bo turned over by Major Anderson
to tho Confederate States. The Major and his
command will leave in tho Isabel at 11 oclock
for New York. The fleet is still outside tho
Fort Sumter baa just been turned over to
Gen. Beauregard. Major Anderson was al
lowed to fire a salutoin lionor of his flag. Fifty
guns were fired from the barbette and case
mates. Anderson is uow embarking upon tho
Isabel. Their leave taking is a thrilling soene.
'ihey sail direct to New York,
A boat has just arrived from Fort Sumter.
During tho firing of tho parting salute, four of
Major Anderson's men wero mortally wounded
i by tho bursting of two of his guus.
Receipt of the War Kews at the North.
Governor Sprague, of Rhodo Island,
OlTera his Services.
New York, April 13, (evening,) It is re
ported hero that Fort Sumter has surrendered,
uud that tho Confederate llag is flying from its
walls, nobody having been killed or wounded
on either side. The city is in a fever of excite
ment. Our people now, one aud nil, are deter
mined tosuHain the Government, and demand
a vigorous prosecution of tho wur inaugurated
by the disuulonists. All sympathy with Ihem
is dead, aud active military and naval prepara
tions are being made.
The steamship Ericsson was chartered this
morniuir, nnd, with steamers Philadelphia and
Vanderbilt are fitting out with munitions of
Stocks wont dowu at the first board, but re
vived at the second. Government stock ad
vanced one quarter.
Several regiments of tho New York State
militia meet to night, to tender their services to
the Government.
Dispatches received here from Albany, Bos
ton, and Providence, report great excitement,
and a unanimous sontiment in favor of the
Tho Martial Spirit of Pennsylvania.
Uarrisbury, Pa., April 13. The bill estab
lishing a military bureau, and appropriating
$500,000 to put the militia of the State iu or
der fur any emergency, was taken up in the
House at four o'clock P. M. yesterday, and
promptly passed by a vote of 65 to 28. In the
special session of the Senate, hold last night,
the bill, as itcamo from tho House, was taken
up, considered, and passed by a vote of 20 to
C, ani before eight o'clock became a law by
the signature of the Governor.
A number of prominent citizens, members
of all parties, from all sections of tho State,
now here, state that tbo feeling of antagonism
to rebels and traitors is everywhere growing
stronger and stronger.
Senator Smith, of Philadelphia, has intro
duced a bill making it a misdemeanor, pun
ishable by imprisonment not oxceeding two
years, and by fine not exceeding $5,000, to en
gage in the servico of, or corrcupondenco with,
the enemies of Ibis State or the United States,
or to levy troops for tho servico of ony such
country, or in any way to aid, abet, or encour
age treason or rebellion against the laws of tho
United States.
Pennsylvania has never been more thor
oughly aroused than it is nt present j the pa
triotism ot her alliens never more apparent,
and tho determination to punish traitors never
more marKea.
All tho officers of the Pennsylvania volun
teers are requested to take the oatn of allegiance
to tho United Statos iu thirty days. Anv officer
refusing to do so will be at onco deprived of his
Two new regiments spocinlly raised for tho
United States have reported ready for imme
diate service. They are pommandod by Col
onels C. M. Berry and Angeroth.
The Episcopal clergymen will read the war
servico to-morrow.
Major Chambers, of tho Alabama array, has
just nrrived from Pensacola, bringing Lieuten
ant Reed Woiden, of tho United States army,
as a prisoner of war. The latter is a bearer ol
dispatches to Fort Pickens and to the Federal
fleet in Pensacola bay. He is held by the Sec
retary of War, who scut a detachment on the
railroad to arrest him.
Offer of Troops.
Providence, April 13. Governor Sprngue
bus tendered to the General Government the
services of the Marine Battery and one thou
sand infantry, and offers to accompany them
Additional Warlike Movements at New
New York, April 14. The Government has
chartered tbe steamers Philadelphia and Erics
sou. Tbe former is rapidly filling with pro
visions and urmy stores, and munitions of wur.
Tho latter is held iu reserve for an emergency.
Tbo War News in Boston.
Boston, April If. The Adjutaut General's
office was crowded this foionoon with officers
of the State military, tendering their com
mands to the Governor.
An extreme war feeling is aroused.
Gov. Andrew will leave fur Washington this
Two New York Regiments Volunteered.
Neio York, April 14. The 7th and C'Jth Reg
iments havo voluuteered for tho defence ol
V, ashiugton. The 12th Regiment holds a meet
ing on the subject to-morrow.
Extra Session oftlic Illinois Legislature.
Chicago, April 14. Gov. Yates will issue a
proclamation, to-morrow, calling an extra ses
sion of the Legislature, to meet a week from
next Tuesday.
The War News in Nova Scotia Action
of tho Legislature.
Halifax, April 13. Intelligence of tho bom
bardment of Fort Sumter reached this city this
The Legislature, amidst intense emotion,
passed the following resolution unanimously :
Pesohed, That this House has heard with the
deepest Burrow and regret of tho outbreak of
civil war among their friends and neighboss in
the United States; that this House, without ex
pressing any opinion upun the poiut3 in con
troversy between tho contending parties, sin
cerely lament that those who speak their lan
guage, and share their civilization should be
shedding each others' blood ; and that they de
sire to offer up their fervent prayers to Iho Father
of the Universe for the restoration of peace.
Stato Troops for tho Federal Govern
, nient.
New York, April 14. Advices from Albany
stato that Gov. Morgan will issue a call to-morrow
for 23,000 men lor tho servico of thu Fed
eral Government.
Secession iu Baltimore.
Baltimore, April 13. A man made his ap
pearance iu tho streets this morning, wearing
a large secession cockade on bis hut. Hu was
pursued by a crowd, and had to bo protected by
tho police.
Baltimore, April 14. Tho harquo Fanny
llcnshaw hoisted tho secession flag to day, when
a ciowd compelled the boy on tho vessel to tnko
it down. Tho captain afterwards rehoisted it,
and a detachment of thirty policemen was re-
3uired to protect it from tho people, whose in
ignntfcn was intense.
All the other vessels in port hoisted the Amer
ican flag.
Tho captain of the Fanny nenshaw is a
Union man, but hoisted the secession flag un
der instructions from the owners, Messrs. Cur
ry, of Richmond.
Tho deep Union sentiment of this city has
been unmistakably displayed siuce Friday.
Men with secession cockudes an,d. emblems have
been chased by crowds, and protected ,by the
Arrested as & Spy.
.Nito York. April 14. "Jasper," the' corres
pondent of tho New York Time; was arrested
as a spy in Charleston. He was confined for a
time, and then ordered oat of the State. Ha
is on bis way north.
Fort Pickens Reinforced.
Pensacola, April 13. Fort Pickens wis re
inforced last night.
Affairs at Montgomery.
i Montgomery, April 13, P. M. The official
dispatches from Governor Pickens to the Secre
tary of War, detailing the Incidents In Charles
ton harbor, were read by a clerk of tba War
Department from the executive buildings, in
tho presence of President Davis and Cabinet,
and an immense concourse of auditors. Sevan
guns were fired in honor of the achievement.
Great rejoicing."
From Richmond.
Richmond, April 14. The demonstration
last uight lasted until midnight. Illuminations,
bonfires, fireworks, music, and speeches, wera
features of tbe occasion.
A party ascended the roof of the Capitol, and
hoisted a Southern flag on the flag staff, but it
was subsequently removed by the Public
Latest from Montgomery.
Montgomery. April 13. President Davis has
appointed T. Warren Moise judge of the dis
trict of Louisiana.
Last night, tbe President and Secretary of
War wero serenaded at their residences. The
latter was called out, and in his remarks said
the Confederate flag would soon wave over Fort
Sumter; nnd that if the independence of the
Confederate States was not acknowledged, it
would float from the Capitol at Washington.
Virginia Tho Convention Effeot of
tho News at Richmond.
Richmond, April 13. The Committee of the
Wholo to-day adopted the first three sections of
the proposed amendments to the Constitution
A new section was offered by Gov. Wise, pro
viding for compensation in all cases where
property in persons held to service or labor has
been or may be tuken for publie use, as in im
pressment, Federal sorvice, etc.; adopted.
Tho 4th section was then adopted. Tbo 5th
rcction, prohibiting importation of slaves, was
taken up, and numerous amendments were of
fered. It was finally adopted, with an amend
ment providing that nothing herein contained
shall apply to any Southern States which have
declared or may deelaro their separation, in
case their independence be acknowledged and
Tho debate turned exclusively upon the sur
render of Fort Sumter. Messrs. Carlilo and
Early deprecated the action of South Carolina
in firing, and expressed devotion to the stars
aim siripes.
The leading secessionists applauded the gal
lantry of South Carolina, and maintained that,
whatever the Convention might do, the people
would take the Statu out of the Union.
Tbo Committee rose.
A communication was received from the
Governor, submitting n dispatch from Governor
Pickens, an accouut of yesterday's bombard
ment. He said there was not n man at onr
batteries hurt. " The fort fired furiously upon
us. Our iron battery did great damago to the
south wall of the fort, the shells fell freely into
the fort, and the effect is supposed to be serious,
as they aio not firing this morning.
"Our 'Enfield' buttery dismounted throe of
Anderson's lurgeBt Columbiads. We will take
the fort nnd can sink the fleet if they attempt to
pass the channel. If they land elsewhere, we
can whip them. We have now 7,000 of tho
best troops in the world, and reserve 10,000 on
the routes to the harbor. The war has com
menced, and wo will triumph or perish. Ploas
let me know what your State intends to do."
Gov. Letcher replied : " The Convention will
Mr. Wjsor offered a resolution, in view of the
late information, recommendingthatthe people
of Virginia at once unite in defence of their in
stitutions, and make a common cause with tha
Confederate States. No action was taken, and
the Convention udjourucd.
It was openly siuted that a Southern army
would march through Virginia to the North,
and that thousands would joiu them on the
Mr. Early said that this would bo an invasion
which would bo repelled.
Great rejoicings here. One hundred guns
were fired, and the Aug of the Confederate
States whs display ud. Illuminations and mnsio
are in tho programme lor to-night. Tbe Gov
ernor was serenaded, nnd responded in a non
committal speech. Tho streets are crowded.
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