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&hc tSfashiitjgton Standard,
The I'ulon—lt Slwli be Preserved
Agents for the Standard.
The following named gentlemen are authorized
,0 receive and receipt tor money due 011 subscrip
tion to tlie STANDARD :
H. P. FISHER, San Francisco, CUL.
Taos. BOYCK, San Francisco, Cal.
41.. W JONES, Vancouver, W. T.;
It. P. HARRINUTON, Mnnticeilo;
JOHN WEBSTER, Port Madison ;
A. It. PATRICK, Port Ludlow.
can be sent through the mails at
our risk.
As a Hatter of Course,
The Walla Walla Statesman of the 2'2d
ult. contains an article entitled " Executive
Encroachments," from which wc make the
following extract:
" Gov. Wallace, by his removal and appoint
most of county officers in the organized counties
i»f Idaho, has commenced liib career in that Terri
tory in a manner not calculated to win the appro
bation of those who really liclicvc in the riff lit of
the people to govern themselves. —a theory which
some even now-a-ilays are old-fashioned enough
to be really attached to."
It appears from the above extract that Gov.
Wallace saw proper to appoint county offi
cers, under the following section of the Or-
ganic Act:
See. 7. And Ir it further rnrelrd, That all town
ship, district, and county officers, not herein oth
erwise provided for. shall hi; appointed or elected,
as the case may be, in such manner as shall lie
provided by the governor and legislative assembly
of the Territory of Idaho. The governor shall
nominate, and by and with the advice and consent
of the legislative council, appoint all officers not
herein provided for ; and in the first instance the
governor alone may appoint all said officers, who
shall hold their offices until the end of the first
session of the legislative assembly, and shall lay
off the necessary districts for members of the coun
cil and house of representatives, and all other offi
It seems to us the above language is too
plain to leave room for a doubt as to the
power of the Governor to appoint the county
officers, and it is equally clear to our mind
that the law requires him so to do. The
above section—and there is nothing in the
remainder of the law in conflict with it—after
reciting how " township, district and county
officers" shall be appointed, says—" and in
the first instance , the Governor alone may ap
point all said officers. * • * And shall
liay off the necessary districts for members of
the Council and House of Representatives,
and all other officers." Now if there is a
doubt as to whether the words " all said offi
cers" refer to county and district officers, as
well as those not otherwise provided for, the
power given to the Governor to lay oft" elec
tion districts for members of the legislature
and all other officers, would settle it defin
It must be remembered that the Governor
is made a part of the law-making power.
This is clearly shown in the first clause of the
seventh section, quoted above: " All town
ship, district nnd county officers, not herein
otherwise provided for, shall be Appointed or
elected, as the case may be, in such manner as
shall bo provided by the Governor and Legis
lative Assembly of the Territory of Idaho.
• • * And in the first instauce, the Gov
ernor alone, may appoint all said officers."
The words " first instance" clearly refer to
the temporary organization of the Territory,
and DO unprejudiced person who reads the
law can come to any other conclusion than
tkat the Governor was required to do, "in
the first instance," all that he and the Legis
lature are empowered to do after the Legis
lature shall have been elected. Nothing can
be clearly than this, and there is, therefore,
no ground to justify charging the Governor
with encroaching upon the rights of the peo
ple ; and it is most contemptible demagoguism
to attempt to get up an excitement on this
The officers included in the words " other
wise provided for," are manifestly those ap
pointed by the President—the three Judges,
the Governor, the Secretary, the Marshal nnd
the District Attorney. The district officers
alluded to are the Prosecuting Attorneys, and
Clerks for tie Judicial Districts.
The argument of the Statesman drawn from
precedents in the organization of Washington
Territory, if it proves anything, proves too
■Mich. It does not follow as a sequence that
Because the laws of Washington Territory
may be in force in that portion of Idaho taken
from Washington, that the officers of our Ter
ritoiy have jurisdiction over the Territory of
Idaho, the larger portion of which was taken
from Decota and Nebraska. In the absence
of any provision making the laws of either of
the Territories applicable to Idaho, there iano
more reason for applying those of Washing
ton than those of Dekota or Nebraska. Thiß
fact of itself, if there were no specific provis
ion in the act authorizing the Governor to ap
point all the officer* except those whose ap
pointments eminate from the President and
Senate, would have justified the appointment
of all the county officers, to secure uniformity
of action in the Territory.
We know Gov. Wallace too well to believe
that he is disposed to infringe upon the rights
of the people, but wliou his duty is plainly in
dicnted by law liu lias the honesty and firm
ness to discharge it faithfully, regardless of
the threats or earnings of those who are inca
pable of doing justice to this Administration,
or any of its subordinate officers.
PEACH. —The organs of reheldom are not
likely to establish u reputatation for consis
tency. At a time when they believed that
Grant, on the Mississippi, and Meade, in Penn
sylvania, were defeated, they were excessive
ly chivalric, and had not a word to say about
"peace." Now, however, that their strong
holds are everywhere slipping away from
them, and they are literally reduced to the
" last ditch," they send up n cry of despair,
and their aiders and abetters have much to
say of the "horois of war," and the beauties
of peace are expatiated upon. The animus
of these traitors is readily understood. They
are in favor of war, stern and unrelenting,
so long as it makes in favor of the rebellion,
but the moment the tables are turned, and
victory perches upon the Union banners, they
undergo a sudden change and come form
zealous advocates of peace. "When wolves
and hyenas conceal their claws, it bodes 110
good for the more peaceable inhabitants of
the forest, and so too, when the authors of
the war attempt to play the role of peace
makers, it is fair to infer that they desire to
gain time in which to prepare fur another and
more fatal spring. So too, with the rebel
conspirators—an armistice to them just now,
would lie a God-send, the end of which would
find them again in fighting trim. There need
be no fear that the Administration will listen
to this twaddle about peace. The war will
be prosecuted untill the last rebel is disarmed,
and then we shall have a firm and lasting
We copy tlio above excellent article from
the Dalies Mountuinrvr of tho L'Sth ult. In
deed tlio whole tone and appearance of the pa
per is greatly improved. We had not received
it of late, and are agreeably surprised to iind
in it so able an advocate of tlio Union cause.
—Wo observe that it in the samo number
commends the Oregon Statesman for its re
versal of opinion in relation to the traitor Val
landiglmm, and aficr the assertion that there
was not a rebel organ in the country that was
more thoroughly committed to Vallandigliam
and his cause, says:
"Recent events, however, seem to have
opened the eyes of our coteinporary, and in
the last issue of tlio Statesman we have the
clear and explicit admission that the favorite
of tlio Ohio copperheads is u traitor. That
paper says that 'lf there were doubt before
his arrest and banishment, of his traitorous
sympathies, there can be none now.' It is
thus that the arrest and banishment if this vile
traitor has been productive of good. It has
forced him to show his hand, and with his
traitorous sympathies clearly revealed, all
danger of loyal men being deluded into his
support is removed."
We had likewise observed a strange incon
sistency in the course of the Statesman for tlio
past few months, and were unable to account
for it until we learned the fact that there had
been a change of editors. This satisfactorily
accounted for the " paddling about for the
strongest current," and the publication of li
bellous charges against Government officials,
over anonymous signatures. Till the previ
ous change of editors, the Statesman was pro
verbiul for its bold and consistent course. It
certuinly was never justly charged with regu
lating its opinions with reference to tho popu
lar prejudices of the times.
We are pleased to notice unmibtakablo ev
idence of the return of the former editor to his
post, and wo presumo that nought will here
after appear in tho Statesman which will fur
nish just cause of complaint for loyal men.
JUDGES BY ITSELF. —The Oregon inn is
now congratul.iting itself upon the prospect of
a quarrel between the STANDARD and the Or
egon Argus. If the Orcgonian is disposod
to make every difference of opinion between
itself and its party cotemporaries the grouuds
of a personal quarrel, it has no right to
conclude that we will adopt its selfish, nar
row-tniuded policy, and turn aside from the
great cause in which we profess to be mutually
engaged, to vilify nnd slander those who have
been more fortunate than themselves in ob
tniuing Executive favor. Wo do not always
expect to agree with the Argus upon subjects
of minor importance, but as long as it contin
ues to be the able and zealous advocate of the
great cause of republican liberty nnd the res
toration of the Union, nothing will be likely
to disturb our personal and political harmony.
So far as we know, there has been no disturb
ance of the amicable relations which have ex
isted between us, and it is not likely that it
will be possible for that selfish, vindictive
mischief-maker of the Oregonian to make one.
Cyßev. Dnniul Bagley, our University
Land Commissioner, passed through town
last week, on his way home from au attend
ance upon the land sales at Vancouver. We
learn that he has completed the location of
all the lands belonging to the University, and
will go on to Washington this Fall to secure
a confirmation of his selections by the Land
Department, and thus enable the Territory to
make a valid title to purchasers.

ty We are pleased to learn that the son
of our worthy Governor, who has been lying
dangerously ill for soma time past, is now rap
idly recovering.
CF The Oregon State Fair ia to be held
at Salem, commencing on the 15th inst. and
continuing four days.
jy Tho Brother Jonathan left Portland
Tuesday last for San Francisco.
CP* The S. F. Call gives the population of
San Francisco at 103,000.
Additional fortifications are being built
iu San Francisco harbor.
fy The " National Circus" is performing
in Portland.
The (trapes are Soar.
Monday's Press contains a furious article
denouncing the office-holders of the Territory
indiscriminately, and calling upon the people
to petition the President for their removal.
Bombastes Furioso does not condescend to
designate the inviduals who have been guilty
of " acts of outrage and tyranny," but in
cludes all, and disposes of them in the fol
lowing grandliloquent style :
«' Let it be made known to the government at
Washington that the commercial, financial and
political prosperity of this county is bestode,
ridden, crushed and cursed by a night
mare of petty official tyrants; that the public
| welfare by their dictation is constantly sacri
ficed to private interests ; that their chief oc
cupation is scrambling for office, speculating
in government currency, and securing fat
contracts for tlieir tools and minions; that
th« y are despised and repudiated by the peo
ple of their own and all other parties whom
their arbitrary misrule is able to defy and op
press, and that they arc in the main a curse
to the country, a disgrace to the government
that appointed and retains them in power,
and should no longer be fastened on an un
willing people."
We would be not in the least surprised
that a number of starving office-expectants,
like our friend of the Press, especially after
reading such a pathetic and heart-rending
appeal as the above, should be found silly
enough to sign it. To test the matter,
we hope they will nt once start the peti
tion around: we have a curiosity to know
how many disappointed office-expectants we
have in the Territory.
If any body cared more for the good will
of such papers as the Press than they did
for their ill will, they would only have to throw
them a few crumbs of official patronage and
the tables would be turned. We presume,
however, our Government officials would
consider it worse than thrown away, and
they therefore prefer giving it to lis. We
sometimes feel sorry for some of our cotem
porarics, and if they wouldn't squirm so, we i
would use our influence to have a bone i
thrown them to pick occasionallj oursclf, but I
as long as they continue their present course, !
they may go to bed hungry and get up dry, '
for aught we care.
What a pity it is everybody can't have an
office ! Then there would be no grumbling
at those who have had the luck to obtain ;
them. But our cotemporary is mistaken in
supposing that the mass of the people desire ]
a change of officers in this Territory, with i
one or two exceptions. It is not always pru- '
dent for a man to suppose tlut because his
head whirls around everybody else's is whirl- .
ing around too.
Victor and his Friends.
We had intended to notice this week some
what in detail the proceedings of Victor Smith
in the enforcement of what is called the beef
embargo, and the singular fact of his still being
in office, but on reflection we have concluded
that if what has been already said and done
don't remove both the embargo and Victor,
there will be no u.*o in saying or doing more.
So we have concluded to await patiently, at
least until we hear from Washington again.
Hut to avoid misapprehension, we will simply
state that we hnvo never held Mr. Smith re
sponsible for the order, nor do we complain of
his enforcing it. Our objection is to the man
ner of its enforcement, and his not enforcing it
at nil when it suits his interests or those of
h'lß friends. To bo specific : tho other day
he permitted the Hudson Hay Co.'s steamer
Enterprise to come over to l'ort Townsend
nud take to Victoria 50 head of live cattle
and some 200 head of sheep, which he had
compelled tho Anderson, one of our own
steamers, to land there as contraband a f-w
days before. This was undoubtedly done by
permission of Smith, without any special or
der from Washington. Other acts of favorite
ism could be cited. Will our friends in Ore
gon and elsewhere wonder that our people
should feel themselves outraged almost be
yond endurance, by such flagrant acts of par
tiality. It is for irregularities of this kind in
the enforcement of the obnoxious order that
we denounce him, nud demand his prompt re
moval from office, and not because he has seen
proper to obey the instructions of the Depart
ment. We hope our friend of the Argus will
make especial note of this.
be seen by reference to our advertising col
ums that J. J. Westbrook, Esq., of this
place, offers a rare chance'for investment in
real estate and other property, situated in
both this place and Steilacoom. In the lat
ter place, a saloon and fixtures, with building
and lot, and a livery stable; and in Olympia
a cottage dwelling house, livery stable with
horses, carriages, harness, etc., etc. Those
desiring to purchase, can obtain bargains, as
Mr. W. contemplates leaving the Territory.
ty Superintendent Hale writes from San
Francisco that legal tenders are worth in that
city 81 cents, and will in all probability bo
worth 90 in a few days. The fall of Charles
ton, which is now confidently anticipated,
will probably place them at 95 cents, where
they may remain until the resumption of spe
cie payment by the banks. What do our
Copperhead croakers, who have been insist
ing that they would go down to 30 or 40 cents
on the dollar, think of the matter now ?
IdP Several communications came to hand
to late for this issue.
CP* The AnJerton has not yet resumed ber
trips on the Sound.
A complete panic prevails in Richmond to
obtain greenbacks. Many dealers will take
no other money for what they sell. The En'
quirer pitches into the Jew proclivities of
Benjamin, the rebel Secretary of War, rough
Chicago, Aug. 22.—The Washington cor
respondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, says
Gen. Rosccrans has been authorized to mount
a whole division and to arm them with
Sharpu's rifles, or send them other cavalry
carbines to add to the mounted force there
raised a body of from 3000 to 5000 regular
cavalry. The advantage to be gained by
this organization cannot be over-estimated.
Louisville, Aug. 22.—The Nashville Union
says information of a reliable character, con
firms previously published reports of the dc
! morali/.atiou of Brngg's army. Tennessee
ans are especially averse to participating any
further iu the war. There is great suffering
and destitution in North Alabama, the peo
ple being confined to very scant supplies of
flour and vegetables for food. Meat is not
to be had except in the smallest quantities,
and the prospects fur the coming winter are
dark and dismal. Unless relief is offered
the poor hundreds of them must die of starv
The Arl-anta*lcft, Morris Island at 7 o'clock
on the morning of the 10th, Inge volumes of
smoke arose from Fort Sumter from the burn
ing of cotton. Officers of the Arkansas be
lieve that the Fort was captured, silenced or
entirely destroyed by noon. Her guns re
plied feebly to ours. Gregg wus entirely si
lenced, but Wagner still held out. The bom
bardment of Wednesday morning, Aug. 19,
continued as furiously as ever, the Ironsides,
five monitors and the shores batteries being
Refugees from Savannah say there is near
ly a famine in that city.
Philadelphia, Aug. 23. —By the Arkansas
the Navy Department received dispatches
confirming the above.*
Memphis, Ang. 20.—Gen. Herbert started
an expedition from La Grange, Tennessee,
on the 13th, undir the command of Lieut.
Colonel Philips, of the 10th Illinois moented
infantry, which reached Grenada on the 17th.
driving Gen.Sherman (rebel) with 2,000 men
and three pieces of artillery from that place.
They destroyed 57 locomotives and upwards
of 400 cars, depot building, machine and
blacksmith shop. A large quantity of ord
nance and stores were captured, together
with 50 railroad men and quite <i number of
other prisoners.
New York, Ang. 24.—A Morris Island let
ter dated August 10th, states that Gen. Gil
morc's batteries continued firing, and the
walls of Sumter were gradually crumbling to
ruins. The rebel flag was shot nway on the
18th, but was replaced. Violent storms
raged on the ISth. The parapet of tho Fort
is completely demolished, and the abutments
nt the southeast angle mostly torn away.
Breeches have been made through which our
projectiles fly, crashing against the opposite
Deserters say that tho effect on Sumter is
terrible, and that four men were killed and
six wounded in Fort Wagner on Monday.
Tho rebel batteries on .lames' Island contin
ue a heavy fire, but without much damage.
Richmond papers of the 19th, say that the
bombardment of yesteiday was more furious
than that of previous days. The Ironsides,
six monitors and six gunboats, with the ene
my's hind batteries, opened on Wagner at
daybreak, throwing 20 shells per minute at
our works. This continued untill 11 o'clock,
wlieu tho fleet and land batteries turned their
attention to Sumter. The Ironsides and six
monitors approached within three-fourths of
a mile of the fort, battering heavily against
the south face. Sumter replied vigorously
with her barbette guns. The contest lasted
about seven hours, when the fleet, having
been hit quite a number of times, stood off
out of reach, with a flag at half mast.
Philadelphia, Aug.—A letter dated on
board the Hag ship Dinmore, off Charleston,
August 18th, says: The attack was com
menced day before yesterday morning at day
light, by tho siege guns of (Sen. Gilinore. At
0> A. M., Admiral Dahlgren proceeded on board
the Weehawken, and with the Ironside* and
entire monitor fleet, attacked Fort Wagner
and Gregg with great fury, completely silenc
ing Wagner and almost silencing Gregg.
The wooden gunboats—seven in number—
also joined in the assault, and enabled our
short) batteries to pour their shot and shell in
to Fort Sumter. At 10 o'clock the Admiral
changed his flag to the Pasniac and with the
Putaptco proceeded to within 1,400 yards of
of Sumter, and shelled the sea walls with the
rifled guns of those vessels for an honr with
marked affect. Sumter fired about fifty re
turn shots, doing no damage to the vessels
while the walls of Sumter were badly seared.
Captain John Rogers, of the Catakill, went
within one hundred yards of the beach in
front of Fort Wagner. After firing a num
ber of shots, a shot from Fort Wagner broke
through and a piece of the interior lining
struck Rogers, killing him instantly, and
also a Paymaster who was standing at his
side. These were the only casualties on land
or water during six hours' bombardment.
Tho damage done to Sumter can be seen
without glasses. The rebels had built a wall
opposite our batteries. It extended to within
ten feet of the top of the fort, is forty feet
high and ten feet thick. This wall is now »
mass of ruins, whilst the old wall is broken
full of deep holes. The parapets are crushed
and ragged and the north-west wall is gapped
and cracked down almost to the waters' eage.
The harbor and Stono river are full of tor
pedoes. About twelve of them have been
Sicked npin Stono river. Ono exploded un
erthe Tataptco, raising her a foot out of
the water, but doing no damage. No damage
was done to any of tho vessels during the
night. The Admiral and officers are confident
of the abilities of the monitors to batter down
Sumter. He is, however, v to have
these vessels saved for the heavy work re
quired after Sumter has fallen, and let the
army reduce the fort if possible. The fleet
with the exception of the Werkhawken and
Kahant returned at 2p. M. They were re
quired to keep Wagner quiet, and prevent
tho removal of guns. Iho shore batteries
I continued firing during the afternoon and
night with good effect. The batteries are
still nt work this morning.
The advance of the army of the Cumber
land was before Chattanooga Ang, 21st, and
opened fire on the city. During the fore
noon the enemy replied from nineteen guns,
mostly small, doing but little damage. Our
fire was very destructive, and every battery
which opened fire on us was silenced or disa
ablcd. The enemy's works on the river are
said to be very strong, with parapets no less
than fifteen feet wide, and several water bat
teries on a line with the river. Discovered
one steamboat moored in front of the city,
and destroyed her and disabled another. An
attempt to destroy a pontoon bridge of forty
seven boats, was frustrated by rebel sharp
shooters. It is reported that there are two
rebel divisions in the city, and on the rail
road toward Bridgeport.
Contrabands report that Johnston has ar
rived and superseded Bragg. Many paroled
men from Pcmberton's army arc coming into
our lines. They say his command can never
be got together again.
Cairo, Aug. 24.—Latest advices from
Gen. Steele's Arkansas expedition say that
his headquarters would be at Clarendon, on
White river, on the 17th of Angust. Small
parties of guerillas were constantly hovering
around our flanks and rear. Gunboats had
ascended Little Rock river, as fur as Searcy,
taking two rebel steamers, both in good or
der. At Searcy a rebel battery was found
and silenced by the Lexington with no loss
save nineteen wounded. Our boats des
troyed the pontoon bridge by which Marina- ,
duke crossed the river, lie was joined on
this side by Price.
Kirby Smith was at Little Rock. The
rebels ore reported to be fortifying Bayou
Mcta, fifty miles this side of Little Rock
with the intention of making a stand at that
Newbern, Aug. 22d.—The rcbvl new-pa
pers in this State clamor loudly for the sup
pression of the Raleigh Standard, the official
paper, which of late bids defiance to Jeff.
Davis and the destroyers of the Confederacy.
l'ort Monroe, Aug. 24.—The steamer -l/«-
jde Leaf from off Charleston, Aug. 20, lias
arrived. When she left, Sumter's guns were
silenced. Several breaks had been made in
the walls. There was no doubt but that the
rebels would soon abandou it. Monitors
were close under the walls of Warner, and
by the aid of sharpshooters the guns of the
batteries were nearly silenced.
Memphis, Aug. 21.—The steamer City of
Madison was blown up at Vicksbtirg, Wed
nesday, Aug. 19, while loading with ammu
nition at the levee. About sixty lives were
lost. The explosion was caused by the care
less handling of percussion shells by a labor
Leavenworth, Aug. 22.—From citizens of
Lawrence, who have arrived for supplies, we
gather the following particulars in regard to
the burning of that city by Qunntrcll. The
list of killed will number some IHO, the ma
jority of whom were killed instantly. The
houses that remain standing are filled with
the killed and wounded of all classes. From
the ruins of the burned houses the charred
remains of other victims were being taken.
But one hotel was left standing. Quantrell
spared that in consequence of having made
it his home some years since without expense.
Hut the proprietor was shot. A number who
made no resistance were shot by the murder
ers. In one case the assassins drove twelve
men into one house, shot them and burned
the building. Several hundred of the inhab
itants fled into thj ravines for safety, but the
fiends stood on the banks and fired into them
killing and wounding scores. Twenty-five
negro recruits were shot. They took all the
money that could be found in the pockets of
the citizens or in the houses, and stole the
ladies' jewelry, even to the rings on their fin
Gen. Lane escaped on horseback, and af
terward rallied 200 men, with their arms, fol
lowed and overtook Quantrell twelve miles
south of Lawrence, where a fight occurred,
the result of which is unknown. Quantrell
is now retreating toward Missouri, burning
everything on the route. It is not expected
that he will be intercepted'by our forces, and
he will get away without serious loss, liut
little resistance was made at Lawrence. The
citizens were shot down as they ran through
the streets in their efforts to escape. Thcif
bodies were thrown into the wells and cis
A raid of this kind had been threatened by
Quantrtll, and the citizens had organized
military companies for defense, but the late
reports from Quantrell to the effect that he
would not invade Kansas caused the aban
donment of the organisation, and the gueril
las found the place entirely defenceless.
A large train left here to-day with supplies
of clothing, provisions, etc., for the sufferers.
The citizens of Leavenworth have opened
their doors for all who choose to come.
Many havo already availed themselves of
these hospitalities. The feeling here is very
bitter against the commander of the depart
ment for being so wholly unprepared to meet
such an emergency. The commanding gen
eral was absent from headquarters and did
not know of the invasion until the destruc
tion of Lawrence was complete. Everything
was then done to intercept Quantrell, but it
was too late. Our Stato will now take the
matter in her own hand. Col. Jcnnison is
about starting down the border with a suffi
cient force to whip any number of rebels that
can be found, and if he is not interfered with
by the department commander, raids into
Kansas will end with this one.
The men comprising Quantrell's force arc
principally of those bands of guerillas who
have been robbing and murdering along the
border for the past six months with but little
opposition. They have had ample time to
prepare everything that would insuro success.
Two banks were robbed of everything. A
third only escaped because the heat was so
great that the rebels could not get at the
Leavenworth, Aug. 25.—Up to this morn
ing, 123 bodies were buried at Lawrence.
Many of them were so much disfigured as to
prevent recognition. People are continually
passing between this placo and Lawrence,
and their details of the scenes that occurred
in the streets and houses of the doomed city
are sickening and heartrending. The last
accounts we have of Quantrell are to Satur
day night, at which time he was being closely
pursued by Lane, whose force was constantly
increasing by the farmers who were flocking
to him with arms. It is his determination
to follow him into Missouri, and if the gang
disbanded to hunt them down like wolvca
One of them who was captured gave the
names of fifty of the gang. They are peg.
pie of Jackson county, who are well known
and have always been considered good Union
men. Well informed men at Lawrence uv
of the opinion that Quantrell's men are
ly composed of paroled prisoners from Pen.
berton's army, with some Price's command!
from the fact that they are much sunburned
from being long in the service.
New York, Aug. 25.—Specials from Wash,
ington, this morning, contain little news.
A Morris Island letter to the Herald says,'
the appearance of Fort Sumter is not unlike
that presented by Fort Pulaski on the eve.
ning of the first day's fire. From 30 to 40 •
large holes could be seen on the face of the
works. The barricades of bricks covering
tho magazines and sand traverses have been
seriously damaged. Three dajs of such
work will bring down Sumter on* the head of
her defenders.
Fort Monroe, Aug. 24.—The Richmond
Whig of the '2lst, says the loss of Vicks
burg and failure at Gettysburg are the two
events of th« year which seem to rendfcr
highly probable a long and almost intcrmini
ble continuance of the war.
We want the aid of France. We are able
to pay for it. Let us do it. We shall then
have peace, or a power to work swift revenge
on our foul foe.
The Richmond Sentinel says, from the re
gionrf the Rappahannock there seems to be
growing an expectation that a collision be
tween the two armies is drawing near. Ad
accounts concur in representing our (the reb
el) army to be in the very best cotMition.
Fortress Monroe, Aug. 24.—Gov. Letcher
lias ordered the rebel General Assembly of
Virginia, elected in May last, to meet at
Richmond in extra session on Sept. 7, for the
purpose of devising means for the public de
fenses. lie says it will require extraordinary
exertions on their part to meet the advanc
ing large levies and additional Federal force*.
The steamer City of ll'uhmond from ofT
Charleston, Sunday noon, brings the follow
ing news:
Fort Sumter's flag was shot away on Thurs
day. On Friday the bombardment was con
stantly kept up. The whole south end of
the fort was demolished to the base. On
Friday morning nine breaches were discov
ered in Wagner. Gregg and other batteries
fired at intervals. An expedition was being
fitted out to silence the James Island batter
The Richmond Scnti/tcl of to-day has the
Important dispatches came from Charles
ton to the 22d. The fire of the enemies land
batteries has been kept up on Sumter, and
more guns have been disabled. There is also
a heavy fire against Wagner and Gregg from
the fleet and land batteries. Gen. Gilraore's
demand for the suirender of Sumter and
Morris Island, with threat to shell Charles
ton in four hours from the delivering of pa
pers at Wagner, was received and returned
this morning. Iteauregard charges in reply
inhumanity, and the violation of the laws of
war against Gilmore, and says if repeated he
will employ vigorous measures of retaliation.
Up to this time the threat to shell the city
has not been executed.
Charleston, Aug. 23. —0n Sunday, 604
shots were fired at Sumter. 419 struck in
side or out. The cast wall is scaled and bat
tered and the parapets under it ruined. The
north-west wall and arches have fallen in.
The guns are all dismounted. The land bat
teries opened from the south and north on
Sunday, the monitors on the east and west
coming close up, the fire is very damaging.
The shot swept through the fort and the
shells wounded several officers, including
Col. Rhett, commanding. Ho is ordered to
hold on until relieved, or the place taken.
Col. Gaylord, of Wagner, is killed and sever
al wounded. 23 vessels are inside the bay,
including the Ironside*. Gen. Gilmore sent
notice on Sunday that at 11 o'clock to-mor
row he would open on Charleston. In the
meantime all non-combatants could leave.
Chattanooga, Aug. 22.—The Yankees
commenced shelling Chattanooga yesterday
without giving notice of their intentions. All
is quiet to-day.
Chicago, Aug. 23.—G01d in New York
this afternoon is 122 J.
New York, Aug. 27.—The Port Royal
Xeir South reports that the rebel steamer
Erergladr, with a cargo of cotton and a
large number of passenger*, including full
complement of officers for the new rebel pir
ate at Nassau, attempted to run out at night
and was sunk near Tybee river, on the 22d
inst. The passengers were captured—all the
rest escaped.
Memphis, Aug. 27. —Great many planlers
are coming in and taking the oath of allegi
ance. The Provost marshal's office has been
besieged for weeks by them.
Gentlemen direct from Atlanta, Ga., «)
Pcmbcrfon left there a week since undir
guard for Richmond. His army is now com
manded by Hardee.
Chicago, Aug. 27. —Cincinnati telegram
says Burnside's advance is within 30 miles
of Knoxvillc. This was on the 14th. Buck
ncr is said to be strongly fortifying that
Kansas City, Aug. 27. —QuantreN's men
have scattered throughout the border counties,
but aie still being hunted by all available
troops in the district. Many of them aban
doned their jaded horses and took to the
brush afoot. They were all mounted on fresh
horses at Lawrence, and led their own load
ed with plunder. Their led bones and stol
en goods were nearly all abandoned in the
chase. Nearly 300 hundred horses have
been taken by the troops, including some ta
ken at Lawrence. Most of the atolen money
has been recovered. Rcporta have been re
ceived that twenty-one more guerillas have
been killed. Eighty in all have been taken,
and many more win be before the pursuit is
abandoned. No prisoners have been taken
and none will be. All bouses in which Law
rence gooda are found are burned, and all
horses of known guerillas are taken, wherev
er found.
St. Louis, Ang. 27.—The provost marshal
of the sixth district says great alarm exists
on the Missouri side, citUens being appre
hensive that Jim Lane and Jennison, who
are at the head of bands in pursuit of gueril
las, will retaliate in kind for Quantrell s des
truction of Lawrence. Reports are current
that Independence has been destroyed; the
report is not believed. The people of Jack
son and neighboring counties are fleeing in
great numbers, taking their families and

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