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-Th Thrkx Moirrns' Toors.
Gamp Spraoue.
TTMUnfon, Juy 1, 1861.
Mr. toiTORt It will silunco much inquiry if
the following can be answered, to wit :
The flrkt Rhode Island regiment was mus
tered into service on the 18th of April, nnd a
lletacbment Of the AAmA Atnrtrl fnr IMa .Uv lhn
f following day; but the regiment was not sworn
6 in till the 2d of May.
jno query is i aoea tlic time ol its service
expire on the 18th inst., or the 2d of August ?
The Other In! if tlie limn Tir nn the 2d
of August, in a warrant of a non-commissioned
omccroi said regiment, ilalM April lBtli, lBOl,
valid, as the regiment was enlisted for only
three months T Volunteer.
1. Wn have explained once before, that by
tonus of the President's proclamation, the term
of service of the troops called out for three
months began at the time they were mustered
i into service at the rendezvous in the several
I G.-1-. l!-l. .1
oimea iruui wuicn uiey rnme.
2. The length of the term of service under
the United States has nothing to do with the
validity of tho commissions of State troops, and
no of the warrants of non-commissioned officers
ivued by company officers. The Rhode Island
regiments now here are Rhode Island militia,
temporarily in the service of the United States,
and all commissions and warrants derive their
validity from State ant hority. 0 f course, bei ng
mastered ont of the service of the United States
will have no effect upon a warranted officer,
though perchance his warrant may bear even
m. rm nun utr- iiii'Mn iiiiiv hit t'ruvrui nrrvutr.
A Nxw Collector and Rfoister. Messrs.
Ualliday and Morgan Ousted. Messrs, Dixon
and Douglas, who were respectively elected to
the offices of Collector and Register, on the
fourth nltimo, yesterday morning took posses
sion of their respective offices. Yesterday
was the day fixed by law for entering upon
their duties, and fhev having been notified that
their predecessors intended to still continue
their duties, went at daylight to Justice Hoi-
1 1 Tsbcad, took the oath of office, went to their
at o o'clock", and tool; possession. im
r on entering, they called in their re
clerks, and made ready for the dis
business. 'me during last week, the newly elected
sre notified of the determination to
.? election, and knowing that posses
best of the battle, took this course,
.t tine after the new officers took their
ne old officers came in, and were much
-.j&Sshed to find their opponents all ready for
ihc transaction of business They, how
ever, took 3e&ts in the room, not being able
to get at the acsts ibus me great corpora
tion machine has stopped net on account of
33ch cause as inefficiency, but owing to there
beine too sets of wheels instead of one. The
late incumbents say they are willing to abide
the decision of the City Councils, and are
anxious to refer the matter to then, which,
however, is opposed by Messrs. Douglas and
Dixon, who are tiow in, and will only leave
-hen they are regularly owttd by the Circuit
The principal grounds of the refusal of the
rid officers to quietly vacate the places is
r.r. alleged non-compliance with the law by the
commissioners of election in the sixth ward,
who gave only some four days' notice of the
lect:on, instead ct sir.
The bond of both sets of officers have been
received by the Mayor, but as to who are the
right cues, he 13 in a quandary.
Joseph H. Bradley, sen., Esq., the counsel
for Messrs. Dixon and Douglas, ha3 written a
lengthy argument in favor of his opinion, that
they are justly entitled to the office, while Mr.
Carlisle, the attorney for the other parties,
proposes to leave the matter to the decision of
the Circuit Court, without argument. The in
cumbents, however, it is said, will not consent
to this, and it is likely that the caje will only
be carried to conrt in the usual manner
In the mean time, the officers having pro
cared household furniture for their office, will
take up their r.bode in the City Hall
Reported Seizure or the 5t. Nicholas.
TLe steamer St. Nicholas, Capt. Kirwan, which
left Baltimore on Friday morning, and was dne
here on Saturday afternoon, has not yet arrived,
and fears are seriously entertained that she has
been seized by the rebels. The captain of the
Diamond State, which arrived on" Saturday
night, reports that he saw the St. Nicholas near
Point Lookout, abont one o'clock on Saturday
morning, under full speed, steaming toward
Hinsale, opposite Point Lookout, bnt as her
lights were soon afterwards put ont, she was
' lost sight of.
It is surmised that a nnmherof secessionist!)
took passage in the steamer at Baltimore and
ctPoint Lookout, and took possession nftheboat
and ran her into Einaale,
The St. Nicholas was a fine, staunch boat,
which was owned by the Baltimore and Wash-
1 lngton Steam Packet Company, and was
freighted with an assorted cargo, principally
for the merchants of thin city.
A Novel Funerai A few days since, some
of the members of the "ancient and honorable
Bean Soup Fraternity " attached to onu uf.lhq
lino regiui nit now t-iicuuipeil iu the city limTOrJ
by way ul' jrivins u hint to tlm rtnniiiiciutVii
department, got up. on on extensive, scale, n ,
mock raueral. When the hour appointed had
arrived, and " peas upon the trencher" sounded J
.v. -.....,.,, t. wwi-cnsiuil VTH3 seen IU aiowiy
emerge from le quarters of a company who
had for a long time uttered coinplaiuts against
the quality and quantity of their " grub," in the
following order: Corporal's guard, with fcrnoms
reversed; music, a frying pan; the officiating
minister i the corpse, a pot of hash and a'fried
three year old salt shad, on a bier shrouded with
black cambric, borne by fonr pall-bearers, and
flanked by a guard of honor j friends and ac
quaintances of the deceased in Hen .r,n..,:
he line of march was taken up for a prominent
niui in me enrampmeni, wnere the corpse was
to have been interred with appropriate ceremo
nies, nui oeiore mey nao proceeded far on
their route, the crowd became so larop and
tumultuous that the men were ordered back to
their quarters, debarring them from giving the
corpse a Christian bnrial.
DisTRKSsiNn Accident. In Georgetown,
on Sunday morning, as Mr. Ro77el Wood
ward, a son of Coroner Woodward, was in an
outhouse on his father's premises, a gun was
fired from one of the cainna in tlie vicmitu ihe
bullet passing through three thicknesses of
...... ..Un, .sum ciitcuug ma Biue anove me
hip, passing nearly through him. The wound
is a severe one, and it is feared may prove
fatal. Mr. W. is a member of the Carrington
Home Guard, now stationed at the Chain
Bridge, and had returned only the day before
on a visit to his father. This accident should
serve as another warning to those who are so
frequently in the habit of nsing fire arms in a
cnreiess manner.
Criminal Court Judge T. U. Oraafordpre
tiding. Yesterday, Charles Vnncey, charged
mm an assault ana nailery on liftzil itoby, was
found not guilty.
Alexander Parker, charged with stealing a
piece of calico from George F. Allen, was found
guilty, Motion entered for a new trial.
John Egan, charged with breaking into the
house of Wm. J. Darden, and stealing a clock
therefrom, was found guilty, and sentenced to
three years imprisonment in the penitentiary.
Mary Butler, charged with an assault nnd
battery with intent to kill Mary Neale, was
found guilty, and sentenced to three months'
imprisonment in the penitentiary.
Lewis Waters, charged with stealing three
gold rings from Lawrence Tuthy, was found not
Orphans' Court Judge Purcett presiding.
On Saturday, Franklin Minor, who had been
ordered by the court to give additional security
to cover the amount for which his present se
curities are liable, not being prepared to give
me wiuiuuutu security, cis power &3 an ad
ministrator was revoked.
Relioiowj Services is Falls CnrKcn.
Services were held last Sunday morning at
Falls church, by tho Rer. J. M. Willey, chap
lain of the third Connecticut regiment. The
Rev. Mr. Harrold, formerly of Woshington,
had, on several occasions, omitted the prayer
for the President of the United States. He is
generally regarded as a red-hot secessionist,
and is now under guard of three soldiers, who
are stationed around his house. Amonc the
distinguished persons present were Brigadier
General Tyler, Colonel Uurnham, first Connec
ticut regiment, Chaplain Lancy, of the second
Connecticut regiment, and the Hon. 0, H.
Upton, of Virginia.
; rUUNEUti.
SrcEssio't Prisoners Iakxn i,f.aii Vifnna.
On Fabbath afternoon, as two companies of
ihe third Connecticnt regiment, under com"
mand of Captains Stevens and Klein, respec
tively, were lying in ambush, near Viennai
along the railroad, a company of secession
cavalry, belonging to Col. Radford's Virginia
command, approached, when Ihe nontenant
t.nd a guide dismounted, and after hurriedly
glancing round as if to sen that all was right,
left their horses in charge of two privates, and
then advanced some distance ahead of where
Capt. Stevens and his men were concealed,
Capt. Stevens instantly had the lour horses and
two privates scired, and then started after the
lieutenant and gnide, bnt unfortunately they
escaped through the woods.
The balance of the company, being some dis
tance in the rear, Cred one rolley, and then
hastily retreated. The men taken were well
clothed, and armed with douhle barrelled shot
guns, Whitney's pistols, and sabres of foreign
importation. Tbey are athletic looking men,
and bear evidence of tho truthfulness of their
statement of being well fed. They represent
.that there arc seven hundred cavalry at Fairfax
Pnnrt-tinns. The horses are noble-lookinr and
spirited animals, which render them valuable
prizes. The prisoners were sent to Gen. Mans
field, who has had them placed in tho county
Sad ErEirr iwise First New JirsetReoi
nent. A man named Leslie was found drowned
in the canal, about n mile from the Long Bridg?,
on the Virginia side, Sunday, about 10 A. M.
Ho belonged to Company F, Capt. Bowdcn,
'first regiment New Jersey volunteers. His
home wos in Newark, where he leaves a wjfo
ond four children one just born. He was quite
a superior roan-; and a Hon of Temperance nnd
3 member of th " Good Samaritans." He was
bathing when hV Hit his untimely end. His
remains will be conveyed home under an ap-
n.Ar,n( trnsri).
This Is 'the1 first death in the 'Now Jersay,
brigade, of 3,500 men, since leaving Hew Jer
sey. It has cast a great gloom ever the first
Tight rope Waleino. Professor Sweet, 8
member of the second Rhode Island regiment,
will give a free exhibition, on Thursday after
noon, July 4, of walking a tight-rope, sixty feet
from the ground, and five hundred teet iu length,
near i;amp npragne.
Marriaoe Licenses. During the month cf
June, there were fifty-two marriage licenses
issued in this city, an evidence that the Union
spirit ain't dead yet in Washington, by a lone
It is stated by aBo3ton paper that the Gov
ernment will Boon issue proposals for the manu
facture of four hundred thousand pairs of sewed
shoes, for the use of the army.
JSP Subscribers who do not filn their papers,
and have copies of the Republican of January
8, (No. 35,) and April 22, (No. 123,) will con
fer a favor on ns, by sending them to this office.
WniTERURST, No. 434 Pennsylvania avenne,
has a corps of artists engaged in taking views
of camp scenery, groups of officers, soldiers, Ac.
Call and leave your orders. See his cart de
vutte photographs, for sending in letters,
jane 20 Imeo
News b)T Telegraph.
Alexandria, July 1. The rebel killed by the
Pennsylvania fonrth regiment pickets, is named
Henry C. Haines, a well-known citizen of
Richmond, orderly sergeant of the Letcher
Guard. lie was buried to day by the citizens
here; his body having been transferred to
their charge at their request. Tho two other
rebels who were wounded have since died.
Tim steamer Pocahontas left here this after
noon for Matthias Point. It is understood
that the Pawnee will follow her in the morning.
The Union meeting at tho Lyceum nail,
to-night, was very sparsely attended, probably
owing to the rain. Speeches were mado by
Mepsrs. Underwood, Upton, Morton, nnd others.
Many prominent Union men, including Jamie
son, Lewis McKen7ie, Massey, and others, were
not present ; and Mr. Martin, one of the del
egates to the Wheeling Convention, moved to
postpone the election for a week. He said he
was opposed to aiding the schemes of certain
ambitious individuals, who were endeavoring
to press themselves into office. It would do
injury to the Union cause The motion was
rejected. There is but cue ticket to bo voted
for. Dr. Fleming, one of tho prisoners arrested
some time since, o member of tho Governor's
Guards, wni released to-day, having taken the
cath of allegiance-
Orafto-., Jult; 1. A skirmish took at
Bowman's, twelv , nsilts from Chetjjurer
bridge, yesterdstyVtween portions fiTtX fif
teenth and sixteenth Onio alhjrst Virginia
(tnton; regiments ana o-c
The Fedcril troops sren
Tnlf graph poles, ., gad t!
tfliuig their num
KUily yesterday morning the gentlemen com
posing the Hoard of Police Commissioners
Charles Howard, Clms. I). 1 links, Win. II.
Gatchell, and John W. Davis wero arrested at
their respective places of residence by troops
detailed for that purpose from the several en
campments in the vicinity of the city.
The patties nrrested were taken to Fort
Mcllenry, where they are now confined.
The following Is the text of General Hanks'
proclamation :
Fori Mcllenry, July 1.
In pursuance of orders issued from the head
quarters of the army at Washington, for the
preservation ol the public peace in this depart
ment, i nave arresieu ana no now detain in
custody of the United States the lale members
of the board of police Messrs. Chas. Howard.
Wra. H. Gatchclal,Chas.D. Hinks.ond John W.
Davis. The incidents of the past week afforded
full justificationforthisorder. The headquarters
under the charge of the board, when abandoned
by the officers, resembled, in some respects, a
concealed arsenal. After public recognition and
protest against the " suspension of their func
tions," they continued their sessions daily.
Upon a forced nnd unwarrantable construction
of my proclamation of the 28th nit., they de
clared that the police law was suspended, and
the police officers and men put off duty for the
present, intending to leave the city without any
police protection whatever. They refused to
recognize the officers or men necessarily se
lected by the provost marshal for its protection,
and hold subject to their orders,. now and here
after, the old police force, a large body of
armed men, for some purpose, not known to the
Government, and inconsistent with its peace
or security. To anticipate any intentions or
ordera on their part, I have placed temporarily
a portion of the force under my command within
tho city. I disclaim, on the part of the Gov
ernment I represent, all desire, intention, nnd
purpose to interfere in any manner whatever
with the ordinary municipal affairs of the city
of Baltimore. Whenever a loyal citUen can be
named who will execute the police laws with
impartiality and in good faith to the United
States, the military force will be withdrawn
from the central parts of the municipality at
once. No soldier will be permitted in the city
except under regulations satisfactory to the
marshal ; and if any so admitted violate the
municipal law, they shall be punished accord
ing to the civil law, by the civil tribunals.
Nathaniel P. Bakes,
Major General Commanding.
A son of Mr.Hinks was also arrested, but upon
representations made to the provest marshal,
he was released upon his parole of honor.
was also arrested, bat subsequently released
by order of the provost marshal.
ine custom-nouse and post otu:e nave been
taken possession of by the military, it having
been reported that a large quantity of arms and
ammunition is stored in the building occupied
by them.
In the customhouse, it is Slid, 13 a large
amount of specie designed for Washington tn
pay the troopa-l
The twentieth New York regiment, Colonel
Pratt, are stationed in the rotunda of the Ex
change hnildin?, with stacked arro3 ; and a
detachment of the Boston light artillery are in
Exchange Place, with several pieces of cannon.
Colonel Lyle's nineteenth regiment of Penn
sylvania volunteers and tho Boston flying ar
tillery of six pieces, were ordered at Monument
Square, at six o'clock this morning, where they
are now stationed awaiting orders.
The Patriot, to which we are indebted for the
above particulars, gives an account of the firing
of the twenty second New York regiment, which
seems to have been a stupid piece of business ;
A scene of great jexcitement took place fit
the Camden Station, about 9 o'clock last (Sun
day) night, where a large crowd of men, wo
men, and children, had assembled to witness
the departure of the twenty-second New York
regiment for Washington . The regiment, which
is under command of Col. Walter Phelps, and
number 780 men, had just nrrrived in the city
by way of the Northern central railroad, and
marched through the streets to the above point.
While the men were entering tne covered
Hie 1
(rates mis-
portion of the depot, one of them, in entering
tho car, made a misstep upon the platform, and,
i&iiing iq ine grounu, ma munKetwan uwcuargeti,
the ball from which entered the foot of a hoy
standing near by, without, however, doing any
serious injury.
Just at this moment, the captain nf one of
the companies gave the order to his men to dis
charge their guns in the air, which order was
at once obeyed. The crowd, supposing that it
was directed at them, sought safety in flight,
and for a time a scene of the utmost excite
ment prevailed. Every one was, of conrse,
anxious to get nut of the way of harm, and
men, women, and children, rushed pell-mell
from the place. A number were knocked down
and trampled npon; but, fortunately, no one
was seriously injured.
The officers exerted themselves to restore
order, and haying succeeded, it was ascertained
and made known that the order to firn was
caused in consequence of the soldierB having
been forbidden io enter the cars with loaded
muskets, nnd had no connection with the acci
dental discharge of the gun referred to above.
The officers deeply regretted the occurrence,
and will make an official investigation nf Ihn
(In the firing was killed one of the regiment,
Private Birge, for nn account of whose funeral,
see local colnmns.
ocrurirn I1Y TKOOPS.
Monday morning, pome four hundred men nf
Colonel Pratt's New York regiment, which was
lately stationed at Patterson's Park, took charge
of the Eastern District Station-House. It is
suspected that a large number of arms are
concealed about the building, and a search will
be made. On Saturday, a laige number of
weapons were tound concealed in the ceil.ng,
nnd a further search is contemplated.
Reports that Mayor Brown and William T.
Walters, a prominent merchant, had been cr
were to be arretted, were unfounded.
Edward A. SHccr, foreign clerk of tho Balti
more Custom-House for the past sixteen years
or more, was arrested at his desk this morning
iur upeniv uuwiuk uis Beteratvu aenumenis.
It is likclv he will be sent down to Tort Mo.
Henry. Also, a young man by tho name of
Aoomas y . urowi, iio. rrom 5ire?T, was pill
under guard mid sent to the provost marshal's
cilice, nnd will no doubt be locked up at the
fort. Ho was very bold in tho expression of
his secession opinions, but he will find this out
to his sorrow.
All Compromisers Traitors.
Lnnt eieuiug about nine o'clock, notwlth
standing the unfavorable state of the weather,
a large crowd assembled in front of Willards'
Hotel, when, accompanied by Dodworth's ex
cellent band, they proceeded to Ihe residence
of the linn. Montgomery Blair, Postmaster
General, where n serenade was tendered the Hon.
F. P. Blair, of Missouri.
After one or two national airs from the band,
one of thp flags ol the Freeborn, of thirteen
stars, was exhibited from the steps, which elic
ited immense cheering from the assemblage in
The "Star-Spangled Banner" was then per
formed by the band, when calls were made for
Colonel Blair, when he appeared and spoke as
follows :
Gentlemen and friends : I extend to you ray
sincere acknowledgments for the undeserved
compliment yon have bestowed on me this even
ing. The only subject now, I presume, about
which one is allowed to speak, is that which so
prominently occupies the thoughts of all our
people everywhere. I refer to that of tho pres
ent distracted condition of the country the
question of the war. As to what has been done,
or ought to be done, to meet the requirements
of this momentous period in our national history,
I do not feel myself competent to pass npon.
But I do feel myself able, with others of my
fellow-citizens, and entitled, too, to express an
opinion as to the justice of this war, and the
propriety of conducting it with vigor. Ap
plause. In that respect, my friends, I claim
some advantages over many of yon who are
here to-night to hear me.
A Voice. Yon are doing it right. Yon are
the man.
Mr. Blair. Not in that respect, my friend,
I did not allude to anything of that kind, but
simply to the fact that'l lire, and hare always
lived, in one of those slaveholding States ; and
therefore am well acquainted with the senti
ments of the people in those States. As one
living in that section, I assure you, that tho
majority of the people in the slaveholding
States are opposed to this rebellion : "Good,
and applause; but they are held down by an
intolerable tyranny the tyranny of an armed
minority in the Southern States a minority
armed by a corrupt and imbecile Administra
tion. "Good," and applause.! A minority
wno toou tne arms belonging to tne Uovern
cent, placed in their hands by tho mo3t corrupt
and treacherous administration that ever existed
in any country. And with those arms, my
mends, tbey have put down and trodden under
foot the majority of the people in the Southern
States. Applause. And now, when the ques
tion, Shall we prosecute this war to nphold the
Constitntiou, nnd maintain the integrity of the
conntry, is put to us, shall we hesitate? No I
We must continue this contest, in order to de
liver the people of the South from their oppres
sors. "That's so," and loud applause. I
wish to put it in one aspect to you here to-night.
Look at East Tennessee, snrronnded on all
sides by the armed myrmidons of Jeff. Davis.
There was 250,000 majority cast at the recent
election in Eastern Tennessee, for the Union,
and yet she is controlled by the hostile forces
of the enemy. Onght not this Government to
send to these men relief?
A Voice. Yes, immediately.
Should we not send our armies there, and
should we not also send arms with which these
people might strike down their enemies ? It is
inst as Droner that that should be done, mv
friends, as that we shonld send relief to any of
onr beleaguered lonresses. i ney require and
demand Instant relief, applause, as much so
as did those at Fort Sumter; as much so as it
did in the rate of Pickens ; as much so as it
did at any place where our soldiers are be
leagnred and surrounded by a hostile foe. It
la the duty of the Government to send this re
lief to the Union men of the South, environed,
oppressed, and put down, as they are, by a mi
nority armed with weapons stolen from this
Government. " Good,' and applause. And
why shonld we hesitate npon the brink here?
Why should we hesitate to tread upon the soil
the sacred soil, as they call it of these rebel
lions States ? Why should there be any hesi
tation at all i Why should we not plunge Into
the thicket into the midst of them to give
deliverance-to tho men who are standing there
unarmed, but still upholding the glorious flag
of our country, I know, my friends, the truth
of the things that I assert here to-night. Take,
for instance, the Utile State of Maryland, upon
which we border here. It has not been two
weeks since the people of Maryland, by an al
most unanimous vote, declared themselves in
favor of the Union; and yet that little nest of
made an
oss of sev-
nttncK. am we
eral'of their m(S(5Bng',them a litntenan of
the cinp.iriy. ;f he' bnly loss on tho Federal
side was N.'cL-SmitK, of the fifteenth Ohio
A DESIRABLE residence, No. 340 New York
avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets.
Inquire of CHARLES EDMONSTON, No. 443 I
street, between Ninth and Tenth.
June 29 3ttf
iitvur ui me ivmuii, uuu j-l iui utun uvni u
ropnerheaded Maryland Legislators is still sit
ting there plotting treason. " Good," nnd ap
plause. And yet the police commissioners,
and the rebels in the dens of Baltimore, are
still endeavoring to assassinate the loyal sol
diers of the Republic. That's sn.
f A voice. Not now.
They will do it any time In the dark, when
your back is turned. They are of that breed.
They do not rise even to the dignity of the
rattlesnake, for they don't give notice, bnt
strike unawares. Applause. And that, my
friends, is characteristic of this rebellion.
These people call themselves "the chivalryl"
So far, since this war commenced, they have
distinguished themselves by nothing except it
be in an attempt to shoot down the pickets and
assassinate Ihe people who have conquered
them. JLoud applause. That is the chivalry
of the Simth, my "friends. That is the false
chivalry; but there is n real chivolry in the
South, and it will yet assert itself.
f A voice. You are one of them.l
What I have said of the Union sentiment of
the pepple in the South generally, is especially
true as regards Missouri. It has alwoys been
so. Nine opt of ten of the men of Missouri are
Union men, and yet, notwithstanding this, tho
State government of Missouri conspired for six
long weeks to carry Missouri out of the Union.
These fellows were conspiring ogainst the Union
there with arms in their hands, whilbt loynl citi
zens, uniiimiSAurainisiraiion come into power,
were deprived of any arm whatever. We were
not even allowed to defend the arms which be
longed to the Govcrnu "it in tho arsenal nt
St. Louis. But when this administration enme
into power there was r. different state of, affairs.
Arms wero placed in the hands of tho loyal
mon of Missouri, a', which I hope they have
given a good account.
Several Voices. They have.
Wo have at least endeavored to do so. W hen
ever it is decided to place arms io the hands of
the loyal men of any of the Southern 3tatcs,
they will vindicate themselves in the same way
that those in Missouri have done. Applause.
But I huyo dUamed you tuu long. ''Go ou,
go out I From nhut I have haid, jou can
gather th.it I nni for the war. 1 uiufor prose,
ctiting the war. until tliorc is not un enemy to
the Hag of our country loft standing. Vocife
rous cheering. am how, and atieats have
been, ayatn.it any kind of compromise. Loud
applause. think thet Government that com
promises icith its enemies, armed enemies, dis
graces itself by the act. Applause. Amcom
promise mil breed ten tears, each infinitely more
horrible than the one which now impends over
vs. A compromise, by its very nature, sows the
seed of future wars,andice can have no lasting
peace, no peait which is worth having none
whjch would be permanent, except that peace
which comes when the enemies of the Govern
ment are incapable or powerless to disturb.
A Mounted Cavalryman. No compromise
is what I say. Laughter.
Mr. Blair. None whatever. I do not desire
to impugn any man's motives; bnt I must say
that, in my humble judgment, the man who
compromises is himself very little better than
tho traitors who now bear arms against the
Government. That sol and applause.
A voice. Worse.l
Mr. Blair. Judging by results, such an one
is probably worse.
Gentlemen, I must again thank you for your
kindness In coming here this evening to salute
me upon my return from Missouri. The com
pliment you have paid me is entirely unde
served upon my part ; for what little has bean
done in Missouri, is due, io a certain gentleman
whose name is familiar to you Gen. Lyon.
Three enthusiastic cheers were here pro
posed and given for this gallant officer.
Mr. Blair, (resuming.) A, tried and proved
soldier. A man who fought his way through
the Mexican war ; who has been put into all
sort of outside places to fight ever since the
Mexican war, and has always fought just as he
has recently in Missouri, for victory. And I
believe he has always had the samo principles
on his fights that the Irishman does: that
wherever you see a bead, hit it, laughter,
and not wait until every body hits you on the
head, just for the sake of showing them they
cannot hnrt yon, Laughter. I think some
of our generals are rather playing that dodge
now. Laughter and applause. They want
to show the world how many blows they ean
receive without being hurt. Gen, Lyon's tac
tics and practice is, to strike before a blow
can be aimed at you. As I have before said,
I do not regard myself as being capable to
criticise the tactics of great generals, and I
shall not attempt to do it ; bnt I will say, how
ever, that the people of this country are very
impatient for the victory, which, everybody tells
us, Gen. Scott can gain whenever he desires.
I think the sooner it comes the better. This is
not n matter of military science ; it does not
require one to be a scientific person to tinder
stand it. The sooner this victory, which " Gen.
Scott can gain at any time," comes, the better
for the Union men of the South, who are being
oppressed and robbed, nnd in many instances,
shot down I say, the sooner their deliverance
comes the better will it be for them and the
whole country. I have great reliance in the
skill and ceneralshin of Gen. Scott ; and I be
lieve, when he does strike, it will prove effectual;
but delay is dangerous.
After again thanking them for their visit, ha
retired amid great applause.
Various calls being made for the Hon. Mr.
McDougal, of California, that gentleman came
forward and spoke as follows :
Friends, I nm not here to make a speech. I
merely came up here, in company with othsrs
of you, to compliment a gentleman who has
won for himself the proud title of the gallant
Blair of Missouri. Applanse. I believe he
will be as wise in counsel as he has been gal
lant in the field. Applanse. He has given
his opinions here to you, and I will say now,
as a junior judge generally says in my State
after the opinion is given rmt, " 1 concur."
Langhter and applause.
In response to numerous calls, the Hon.
John Hickman, of Pennsylvania, appeared and
spoke as follows
Gentlemen, it may be comewhat injndicions
in the judgment of some for me to speak to
yon to-night, for the simple reason that I am
always apt to form decided opinions, and to
express the opinions I have formed very plain
ly and explicitly.
I A Voice. That is what we want,
Air. nickman. Very well then, if you want
them, I will give you a few of them. I Ap
plause. In my opinion, the Government of
the United States is passing through a great
crisis. That those who are in armed rebellion
against it have entered into that rebellion with
out any cause under Heaven, "That's so."
and that the Constitution and the Union In
this danger can only be preserved by instant
and the most energetic action. Applanse.
The people of the land, who love the country,
have made up their minds to send their chil
dren, their brothers, and their fathers into the
field, to defend it. They have made up their
minds to give their money, not grudgingly, but
with an open nnd extended liberality, for this
purpose. And after they have done this sent
their kindred to the field, and given of their
treasures, thev expect those who are in author
ity to use these men, and this money, so as to
produce the speediest and the most profitable
result. Applause.
I sat to iou lhal the people of the United
Stales'are twl satisfied with the delay. Im
mense cheering. ' Some people may under
derstand the alleged necessity for it, but the
American people no not understand it. That's
so. When there are two nr three hundred
thousand men in the field, pitted against less
than a hundred thousand, with large advantages
on the side of the Government, the people have
a reason to expect that something should be
.iMnn . .1at itini at,ft.,lrl aui anm.tliilin itnna .
and that what is done shall be productive of a
great result. Applause, and that's so. As
for myself, I do not now, I have not been able
to, and I do not think I ever shall be able, to
understand why 50,000 men are kept In the
city of Washington, and 50,000 men across the
Potomac, in a state of perfect inaction and re
pose. I say to yon that this great body of troops,
which has been called out by the Government,
is able to do something; is able and willing to
do it to-night, to morrow, or at noon-day. Then
why should something not be done ? Yon ex
pect it as much as I do. That's so, and np
plause. We are now seeing what we have al
ways 3een heretofore that the rulers of tho
people arc infinitely behind, in progress, the
people themselves. Applause. What they
want now, is decided action on tho part of the
Government to have these rebels, with arms
in their hands, treated as they deserve to be
as tho men who infract the laws rather who
set all tho laws of God and civilized man nt
defiance, nnd then resist those who nre put in
tho place to execute the lows should bo treat
ed, not by compromises, but by force. " Good,"
and applause.
If this is to be n war conducted by diplomacy,
there was no necessity for calling the Congress
of the United States together for all that is re
quired, in that case, is a little stationery pen,
ink, nnd paper. But if they intend to conduct
the war by men and money by physical force-
then there is a necessity for convening the Na
tional Legislature; and, I supposo, as a Con
gress has been called, we will ba uxpected to
vote both meu and money; and that, after wo
vote them, thoy will bo used to crush the rebel
lion; applause; and not devoted to the our
pose ot garrisoning the city of Woshington to
preserve order here at night ; nor that they be
eraployod across tho Potomac in throwing up
fortifications in order to enable them to resist
an attack which It is apparent will never be
f' Wtoer and applause. Now, sirs,
you have my opinions in very brief; and I will
not enlarge upon them, because, if I were logo
further, I should say still more offensive thingY
I will conclude by saying, that, if an egg were
laid in Virginia, and Latched in New York or
Pennsylvania, I would not trust a chicken that
uuiuo mim uini egg. daughter and
ilon. John W. Forney
!V wan tie! "aHaI MAH
anil faanMirlAfl In !. iV.ll i , ' I
...... ..,,..,., ,,, ,IIC ,u,,unriUg langnage:
I cannot refrain,- fellow-countrymen, from
joining with you in this just and deserved trib
ute io tut gaiiant gentleman in whoso honor
you nragiying (his delightful serenade to night.
Frank Blair is not only "Frank" by name but
"frank" by nature. Applause. Bold in
words, he is bolder in deeds, and now returns
from a battle field which has been distinguished
by promptitude, by energy, and by significant
results. A young man, more than usually for
tunate in tho position he has acquired in the
estimation of his countrymen, he returns to
the District in which he was born, welcomed
not only by his family, but by his friends. He
returns, not merely endorsed by the oeople
whom he is serving so well, but amidst the
acclamations and the plaudits of the entire
Amencau public. There is no honor that
could be conferred upon such a man, more
enviable than the position he occupies to-day.
His modesty, his integrity, his bravery, com
mand our gratitnde, and I say to you, as a
Pennsylvanmn, resident among you now, that
I look upon him as one of the. rising men of
onr time and generation. In conclusion, gen
tlemen, I will say that I am happy to bear this
feeble tribnto to the merits and the character
of the gallant Frank Blair. Applause.
After ouo or two stirring airs from the band,
the crowd separated, apparently well entertained
by the events of the occasion.
S. T. WalliB and T. Parkin Soott Ar
rested A Largo Number ofArrests
Anticipated Proposition to Settle the
Difficulty Further Particulars in re
lation to tho St. Nicholas.
S. Teakle Wnllis and T. Parkin Scott were
arrested at daylight this morning, and taken to
Fort McHenry, Colonel Kenly has come into
possession of Information which will lead to
the arrest of about 300 prominent Baltimore
nns, if the moat of them have not already es
caped from the city.
A movement is on foot to settle the difiicnltv.
with every prospect of success, A committee
of gentlemen made tho following proposition :
That Mayor Brown eriall name three well-tried
and loyal citi-ens, subject to the approval of
General Banks, who shall elect a marshal of
the police.
It the marshal is the right kind of a man,
and gives satisfaction, the military will be im
mediately withdrawn from the cily. The 400
men who are now on the police have given gen
eral satisfaction so far, and citizens bout that
they now have tho model police of the coun
The steamer St. Nicholas left Baltimore on
Friday afternoon nt 4 o'clock, haying on board
an assorted cargo for different landings on the
Potomac and the District of Columbia. She
had also on board about 30 secessionists, from
the lower parts of Maryland and Virginia
four of them disguised as women.
On arriving at Poon Point they took on board
150 secessionists. When they put out again.
the passengers, under the lend of Thomas,
eon of Richard Thomas, nf St. Mary's county,
rose up and tool: possession of the boat. They
ran her up to Miles Point, put the officers and.
hands on shore, and took her to the Rappahan
nock river, where she will probably be used aa
a war steamer by the rebels. The officers and
hands brought this information to Baltimore,
last evening, haung been taken up by thei
mi-mnrr-i jirfyrt.tT itnu iriuiiivntt.
Philadelphia, July 1. A letter in the World,
from the steamer Wyandotte, off FortPiekens,
announces the capture of the English bark
Etna, with a cargo of rifled cannon for the Con.
federates at Pensacola, and the capture of tho
?rivatcer "steamer IT. H. Webb, by the steamer
Military Regulations CoNcrRNiuo Pash.
ports. The commanding general yesterday
issued the following order in relation to "pass,
ports :
The general in chief, by permission of ihn
Executive, announces to all concerned thai
hereafter no passport, by whomsoever signed,
will entitle the holder to enter any of tho linen
of the United States army, unless tho same ba
also countersigned by himself or the commander
of a military geographical dspartmenU
This regulation will continue in force until
further nofice. Wwfield Rcott.
By command :
E. D. ToWNflFNI),
Asiiitant Adjutant General.
Department of Stata-,
Washington, XstJiili, 1UC1.
Ihe above oriler is continued.
Wn liam H. Seward.
Nmv and Brilliant Comet. Having seen
no notice of au approaching comet, we werei
truly nstonished at tho appearance of tho
brightest onn we ever had the luck to behold,
about onn o'clock this morning. It was then
seen in a northeastern direction ; its brilliant
tail extended, we should suppose, about 20
degrees. We hope some of our astronomers
wero on tho lookout, who will favor us with a,
proper description of this truly magnificent
Snpros.-n Mail Rousert, Yeoterday morn
ing, a small boy brought to the office of Justice!
Donn a bundle of letters, of recent dates, which
he found floating in the canal. They had all
been opened and exnmir.ed, and no doubt
lobbed of whatever valuables they contained,
Tho letters wero mostly directed to the officers
and men of the eighth Now York, twelfth New
York, Col. Blenkert's German Rifle regiment,
n few to other regiments, and several to privato
Individuals and United States army officers.
They were left at the Justice'.! office to await a
full investigation.
Manuel C. Causten Heard Frox. A letter?
has been received by tho father of young Cans'
ten, dated Juno l, but the place where it waa
written is not mentioned, in which ho stated
that ho has no prospect of getting clear for tha
present, but that ho is treated very well whera
he is. The letter ha3 undoubtedly been dic
tated by the secessionists, wherever be is,
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