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pt I'scott Journal
Presccti, Wisconsin, May 15,1861
The war seems tohe progressingslow
ly. The work of.arming, drilling, and
rendering efficient such large bodies of
troops ns have been called into the held,
necessarily requires much time and in
volves vast labor. Of tho plans of the
Government we know but hide, but tho
vast extent of its preparations and the
feeling n’readv exhibited, show that it is
to b» terribly in earnest in its tr< atiueut
of tire rebellion. •
From the South wo have hut little re
ii ilde hows. The affair at St. Louis is
the most important event ot the week.
The c so of the rebels looks desperate.
\Y itli their ports blockaded, w ith no navy,
with a far inferior number of men, w ith
little money and no credit, their whole
strength would seem to ho only a grim
determination and that frenzied courage
which Is born of despair. The leaders
must foci that the scheme is a failure in
its very inception, and a v;*io.i of a bait
er and a gibbet must break darkly on
them. Meanwhile let us bo patient and
confide in tho wisdom of the Govern
ment which has shown itself adequate to
confront so grave a crisis.
O:io of Js»e Iti-«nlH.
Not die least important result of tlv.
present state of national affairs, is the
o: porlunitv it i.a*, giv n to the cons :e:v *>
of a great many good men to rid ihem
sblves of a crushing l ad. There - is a
Iur:;-> class of Tea"v good mm, timid,
cautious, conservative, keeping oue evA
on heaven and the other on tiio ledger,
and smiling bonignantly mi everybody
and everything, who are always haunted
]>v fen. s ufagitation, and deeply depre
. aU th 3 i:d;: licUus savings and doings of
the rough radical reformers —there is wo
sav a large class of such men, who timid
by nature mid ! iinded by commercial in
terest:;, have treated tho institution of
►dsverv so gingerly, have so resolutely
shut their ev (, s to its deformities, have
found so much Biblical'sanction for ‘ its
tlicory, an 3 have seen such a patriarchal
beauty in its workings, that mer. have
w ondore 1 whether they were nc t ecaiftor
o l oi its ugliness, and at heart apostate
from that love ot liberty in which the ht
s-tipuions of our country were baptised,
Ti»e pulpit of Dr. ‘"South Side” Adams,
the ri.oias of tho American Tract Society
in Ni:>«au St., and tho publishing lionse
«.f II:unor Brothers, nro places whors this
false consortnv ism has been couspicttous.
But tho revolution that lias fired the|
in ait- of the people, and brought tiro ok!
lustre back to our banners, and put a
i:vo n tnning into the formulas of our
political speech. Las touched those men
with its ndghty hand, an-i their eonsoi
cnce ami Ddgsmcnt now speak with
tragic directness and force.
Who vi r cxpudtfj to sc.» Harper's
Weekly rival the Tribune in denunciation
of the sysla in of slavery. But it has done
it, with a grasp of expression and « fi-.Tel
it v m truth which cannot be surpassed.
!t >id it, and :co f you do not begin to
'kink that :!i : murt iig of a better polii
i*l Jay is Dr ady d.rwt.iug. Rend it
* xj C-- - how tba! •-lcgiinf and con er R
tiva :>• j r a ra’ngs slavery l off re
th* !nred , Lrisli »u c zutioti. jhe vx
trj«( t isiroiti ns; article m its t,-«ue <>f
May lith.
T’se ksdi-rs of the rebellion s-'Crvlly
licbfived that the { e pie of he Unite 1
Zr.aies were so thoroughly demeirabzed
iron they •.vofil-l accept auj yoke rather
than ri-k their lives or tin; ipto.ests of
trade in the;d> fens ' of th ir own Govern
ment. Nor let any mt»n wondi-r at this
n'.on.-»trous infatuation. The system bv
v. Inch the rebellion l a been bn d, at; i
under »liielt its leaders Ittvo been e.l
uanted, is one of utter demoraliznti’. n. It
i« t!ie most absolute and intolorrnt of
despotisms. It n:i kes one class of men
brutally abim-t, and the other insanely
indolent, it is iia'oinpatil le with Chifft
iau civilization. There ir.r.v be, there
d--übtless me, rhiulng exceptions, but a
sr&tem is to he measured bv its general
mil if-i: e. Ti.e trouble in this country
hns always j rocee led from one section of
the c tintry and from one cause. Tim
evil pacsions which have now culmihnt&d
in open and desperate rebellion aro tliosa
* hieh grow and rankly flourish only in an
atmosphere, of injustice.
.Aims ITEMS.
Tito Frankfort (Ky ) Commonwealth
nays ;
“ . j-floti liangs its head iu this re
cr on of. the Stalo, while the Union sen
tiraoff ir gaining ground Cvcrv day.—
Frankfort is Union to the core.
I her me SYO regular troops iu fort
Pwkrfiis, and IOU of them are first rale
Advieco at the Treasury Department
announce a concerted movement among
financiers in Pbiladalphn, New York aud
Boston, to take tho $15,000,000 loan at
The Pen: «y vania Legislature, on the
9th, unanimously passsd a bill creating
a miiiiun loan, and providing for
lifteon regiments D voud both require
ments of the Federal Government-*a to
a of fifty five regiments.
All trains over tho Baltimore and j
Oli o railroad, are strictly searched by ike ;
Fedor 1 troops, now stationed at the He. !
lav House, under command ot (Jen. But- j
hr. A similar process is applied by ;
Virginia forces, at Harperfs Ferry.
The Collector of tho port of St. Lou s ;
; has received orders from Secretary Chute
I to examine tiie manifests of all steamers,
j bound South, an ! compnro them with;
! the cargoes, and if arms, munitions, pro' j
■' visions, or other supplies, aro found \
! aboaid, tho vessel and cargo must be con- ;
fisented, and tho owners arrested f or
treason. .'Shipments Soistlr* have been
Warren Le and, es the Metropolitan
I Hotel, New York, lias tendered his ser
vices to the frovei nor of his native State,
to lead the Ist’Vermont Regiment.
200.000 volunteers have tendered
■ their services.
Troops how pass Baltin.ore without
I interruption.
Secession troops at Harper’* Ferry
■ said to be badly off for avmsand aracii.-
i nition.
| It i?thought a battle will be; fought be
tween Washington and HicCrirbnd, with
in ten days.
New Jersey passes a (vt million war
bill and equips four regiments with arms,
* belli oicei .-, <ko.
1 • m
Fer the Joiuixai..
I Eli. Joi n; —The best evidence, that |
virtue will finally triumph, is tho sudden j
awakening -of the Press of the Free
States. But a short time since all these
I which represented tho opposition to the
Administration, wore warmly sympathis
ing with the South, and urged, that they
were only contending for their rights.
But what n change hns conic over the j
spirit of their dream ! Tho booming of •
the first gun at Sumter aroused thorn j
and th"V beheld the yawning gulf of in- j
fnir.v into which such a coursv would in- ]
oritablv plunge them. That gun at burn
tor was tho reveille that touched the
; heart of every patriot—tl; .* sopCrfited
| the true rm-tal from tlie base—that made
every one show himself a man or a trait
or. That feeling swept through the
land from Ma’no to Minnesota, and now
every man is known.and the traitors are
few and far between. In the days ot
trial tho great bode of tho editorial corps !
were found frtio to their country. I
In kii editorial in Harper's Weekly j
of May 11tb, is tlxis significant sentence;
“Mechanical arts cannot thrive side by
side with slavery.”
The world surely moves. This was
but lately a strong pro slavery paper,’nit
| the light has penetrated its mind, and it
j can now tell the truth. It sevs further; j
“No truce with trailers, is the watch- j
; word of the millions of loyal hearts it* i
j the free States, who Lave rushed to arms j
i for their country; but laying dowu arms j
i by the rebels; total dispersion; s-um-u- j
i der of ringleaders, and evidence of good
I behavior. Whoever offers to treat with
t armed rebels is no loyal man.”
! • Every word of this is true, and big
! with meaning. It is but the voice of tiie
I people, and, bv the grace of God, tbs
policy will be strictly carried out. Good.
; hns airend\ ovcifhr >\vn evil, virtue has
fritnmdied. and T/horiv and the Union
are preserved.
I'rescott, Mav 13. p. V W.
— .<»* vsr— — y ’
Jack,ox.—Judge Alher* Ja knu:
cf Missouri,.is'n. judg4 a; or our own.
hear;—richly worthy’of hys muiic, iußiti!
and alii Wc He.or card of him bg
idie. but a fur reading tho ff.Uowii'.g
paragraph in tho St. Louis DemccriU, tye
m j solicitous lor his better acutwialance:
“Some (lavs.ago we heard tioit Judge
Jackson was Laviug iroubJe in s. ino i 4
the counties of liis district on account of
his strong Union position and deelarn
ti ns. Tho particulars have come to Luted.'
The trouble in Rifd* y c unty was caused
by an order of Judge Jack-mu, requiring
all attorneys pruetising before his Court
to renew the oath of alleg Rp.ee to the
Constitution ol the United Stales, on
pain of being prohibited to appear as
counsel in civil or criminal ca cs. At
Greenville,- Wavne county, the attorneys
took the oat , though with much roluc
ance; but at Doniphan, in Ripley cotmty,
ou tha.22d ult., the lawyer* refused the
oath, and the citizens took possession of
the Sheriff and Clerk, and refused to al
low tho Court to sit. A meeting was
h Id denouncing tho order of the Judge,
and asking -him to revoke it. Judge
Albert Jackson never revokes. lie plays
ns clean and close a hand as et r won in
the world J’
What thb Have honk
thus far. —Abolished tho Font tit of
July; given up the Stars and Stripes; de
frauded Northern creditors, stolon some
millions of the National treasures fired
into an.unarmed steamer-; established n
mock Constitution which they date pot
, submit to tho people; captured a single
! fortress! low -red tho price of niggers
; fifty per cent; and made themselves a
i i>y word and a hissing throughout the
; civilized vvorM.— St. Louis Democrat.
BeriaH Brown is a pretiy tough
i customer In the Press and News of
j last Saturday ruoining, he says:
The cry of “No party” raised by our
| opponents, is like the device of the Bar*
uegak pirates of hnuging a lamp to a
| horse’s head to lure vessels to destruction
for the sake of the p?lh£c.
TI r E \V A Jv-
Troops gathering at the South*
Western Virginia moling.
. , |
The Troops' enlisting for the War. -
I Surrender of Secession Troops.
Washington, May 8.
Northern gentlemen from Richmond
report large numbers of troops pouring
| in from the South—nearly 1,000 men
are manufacturing arms. They have
provisions enough for two years and
I plenty tis ammunition oxeypt percussion ,
caps. Several persons are now in north*
| eri: cities trying to got a sufficient sup
The. Herald says the confederate troops
w ill bo withdrawn from Pensacola and
marched, north. lie has positive inform
atiofi that only 400 mou are at Harper’s ;
Ferrv, and the place can only bo taken
with*3,ooo well armed men and a park
of. artillery. It is * reposed to do it with J
the co-operation of the Pennsylvania j
troops on the other side.
The Times’ disnlitch snys that orders'
have g.->ne from the War Department,
to p. t Cairo in the host military condi
tion. There should by Saturday night
he 1-5,000 man there.
Jeff. Davis line notified Gov. Letcher
of his-intention to command the troops.
4ho same informant reiterates the report
that five men have taken oath to assassi
nate Lincoln and Scott.
The World’s correspondent says that j
the Virginia troops flint evacuated' Alox- ;
andri.u are hack again.
- General Lane was dospateln d somo
days ago or, imjiorta.it business connect
ed with tho Government. lie will have
Command of a large force and will pro
ceed as soon as possible through tho In- ;
dinn country to Fort Smith Tor the pur- I
peso of taking that post and nli others I
belonging to the Govoruiucnt in Missouri j
and Arkansas.
The General stated before leaving :
Washington, ' that w ith one thousand i
tTicnr, such as be could bring into the ?i .■ Id,
he could niarcli sucvessfuliv through the
eutirs section of the country. The mou j
under his command will bo composed of \
the sumo class that served under Mont- i
Congressman Bottiignv. from L >u;s
hum, arrived here to day from New ;
Orleans. Ho slates that four thousand !
soldiers have left that city tor Lynch
burg, Virginia, and that large bodies of *
troops fro other part* of the Con fed-ir
ate Dtates are .moving ,n tho same direc
tion. He, savs a strong Union .sentiment j
stu! ox;-ts in N/-w *ir leans, but it is kept
in complete subject ion by the secession- j
Tho graduating class of Vest Point
Cadets arriveddufro to night. They will j
be .employed in drilling volunteers.
A .eutiemau irom Montgomery, ro \
ports that (Jen. Beauregnid was not at |
Richmond, Charleston, Mobile, Mont- j
gouiory, or Pensacola. A bet of SSOO !
,s made Item that Benumgnid was killed
at the bombardment o'! Fort Sumter.—
It is certain that no-official report of the j
bombardment has ver been given.
ibe Tribune's Corre»| -indent snys
that the Government is cottsidering tho
policy of coustiuciing floating batteries
! for u-e- on the Mississippi river, No
doubt they vrill in- a short -time bo con
j tir-cted for.
H u'C'stu'no. Mnv 9.
\n officer fi >nr the Chatubcrsbnrg
i ct inp.ary bring.', the'intelligence that on
I'nrsdax morning the Virginians seized
. the hoighu 1..', he Maryland side of ihe
j Puiom.'u , met were engaged in fortifying
them. A number of secession troops,
bordering on O.OVO, were there, and wore
I to be itfe,•cased bv the arrival of 1,300
Four eompaHies of cayalary, which
marched from Carlisle Barracks on Mmh
i day, passed through Maryland, audliave
reached' Gen. Scott’s line.;,
j- - • . - ' ■ : i
Chicago, May 9.
Gentlemen of military experience who ,
; have been fur some days at Cariy, say
no apprehension need be entertained for
the safety ot tlmt place.
All that is required to render improg
nnb.le against,«ny forer.tliat.can be sent
against it, is heavy ordnance, which is
| momentarily expected.
There are now .five distinct batteries,
; having a sweep of three miles on the
Mississippi and two miles on the Ohio
! rivers.
j Ti t> huavy ordnance, when it arrives
■ will be planted so. as.to command a point
ion lhe MiSiKHui.si.de, the only prnctiea- j
■ bio site ior batteries tp operate on Cairo
| New Y'ork, May 9.
The fire in Washington this morning
was set m tour places by secessionists. ;
! Traitors at Magnolia, DelOxvarc, had i
, seizet.i n. lot of United States.arms, stored
. there by the Union men. Tho loaders
! v, - ill. f doubtJoss bo dealt with according to
; law.
Washington, May 9. :
The third regiment frgm Kontucky has '
1 offered its services and will form part of
the regular brigade'to Le commanded by
| Mfij. Anderson. • .!
Washington, May 9. 1
j The Tribunes correspondence says :
that Senators Wilson and Hale, with "the
Scoretaj v of the Navy, had a long inter
view with the 'President coi_cerufm- tho !
coming proclapmtion.
Dis dcanit-i-jy ascertained that com
missioned navy officers have gone to ,
Europe to buy steamers and other ves
xe s for the V. S. Government.
Washington, May 10.
Sj.ecinJdispatches to t’ llo Tunes snvs
that iho War Department has received a
disj-atch to-night from Geu. Butler, stat
ing that he had seized the famous steam
gun, built by Wiiians, of Baltimore,who
attempted to send it to Harpers lorry
for Virginians. Secretary Cameron re
plied, with the compliments ol the Gov
ernment to Gen. Butler and command,
stating that he was to seize everything
contraband being sent to the rebels.—
Orders will bo issued to arrest Winans,
who, if ho is caught, will be treated sum
marily. lie is the same who gave ?500,-
000 to aid the secessionists ;ri their work
of treason.
Orders from the Department, for the
vigorous treatment oftiaiturs-or abettors,
have been transmitted to every officer in
coup m ission.
Meisages have hoen passing constantly
between the Government and Cairo.--
Trouble is anticipated there every uigiit.
Messengers have been dispatctied to-dav
to Cairo and other points, ordering the
concentration of a large body of Western
troops at that point.
The President is receiving hearty re
sponses from Tennessee, Kentucky and
Maryland. A regiment from each of
these States will soon be in the field.
There is much anxiety about tho re
sult of the great Union meeting at Wheel
ing on Monday next. W e have assur
ances here that they will memorialize
Government for protection from tho reb
els. and put S. GO*) men fully cquiped in
the field for tho Union.
Government is in constant reception
of offers to arm and carry on private ex
podititions against the seceding States.—
None of them will be accepted.
The Government does not pr~poso to
follow the piratical example of Jefferson
Secretary Cameron has received al
ready proffers of upwards of 90,000 men,
20,000 more than called for There is
a great rush of regiments to secure their
acceptance for tho war.
Chicago, May 11.
Tho Evening Journal says wc have
reliable information by a gentlemen di
rect from Memphis, to the effect that
large bodies of men, on four seperato oc
casions, hftvo manned and armed steam,
ers for an attack on Cairo, but before
they started,' intelligence was received
that made those in command deem it safe
to defer tho enterprise. Informant says
that the rebels are «o impatient for fight
that the}’ threaten to start off on their
own account if not led soon to the held ot
Rising. Sun, May, 11.
• The reported insurrection in Owen and
Gallatin counties, Kentucky, originated
as follows: Au old lady met two ne
groes with guns, ai d was much frighten
ed— meeting'nor minister, she leported
to him that the negroes wore rising; he
at onco mounted bis horse and spread the
The Affair at Si. Louis.
Sr. Lauia, May 10 —10:30 P.M.
Gen. Frost's brigade of Missouri Militia,
encamped fit Cnmp Jackson on the west
ern ohtskiris of tho city, surrendered vn
condittonally, this afternoon, ©n corn
mam; of Cftpt. Lyon, commander of tho
United States forces iri this cit,. Capt.
Lvon marched on Camp Jackson with
some 6,000 volunteers, surrounded it and
planted eight field pieces on the adjoin
ing eminences. Tho following letter was
sent from Cnpi. Lyon to Gen. Frost:
11bah Quarters U. S, Troops, /
St. Louis, May 10th. i
Gen. D. M. Frost :
Sir:—Your command is regarded as
evidently hostile towards tho Govern
ment of the United States. It is for the
most pr.it made up of those Scce-,sioi;i?ts
who have openly avowed their hostility
to ihe General Government and have
been plotting at tho seizure of its propel ty
and the overthrow of its authority. You
are- openly in communication with the so
called cDuthern Confederacy, which is
now at war with tho United States, and
you are recei. ing nt your camp, from
said Confederacy, aftd under its Hag,large
supplies of material of war, most - of which
1 know to be the property es the United
States. These extraordinary preparations
plainly indicate none other than tho well
known purpose of the Governor of this
State, under whose orders yotl are acting
and whose purposes recently communica
ted to the Legislature, has just been
responded to by that body in most mi
parr.’eled legislation, having in direct
vi*w hostilities to' ths General Govern
mens, and co-operation with its enemies.
In view of these considerations and
tout faiiuroto disperse in obedience to
the (Yoeiaruation of the President and _of
eminent necessity, State policy anil wel
fare, and the obligations imposed upon
me by instructions from Washington, it
is my duty to demand, and I do hereby
demand of you an immediate surrender
of your command, with no other condi
tion than that all persons surrendering
under this demand shall be humanly and
kindly treated. Believing myse’f pre
pared to enforce this demand, one half
hour’s time .before doing so, will bo al
lowed you for your compliance there
[Signed] N. LYON.
Cnpi. 2d Infantry Commanding.
It is understood that General D. M.
Frost says this letter -„as not received by
United States troops. lie then replied
that the encampment was organized un
der h law of tho State simply for ibe or
ganized atiU.ng of the volunteer militia
o? this military district, and not expecting
any d; monstration, he was unprepared to
successfully resist r-m attack. Therefore
he accepted tie ter ms specified and sur
rendered his command.
About 800 men thug (* large,
number being iu the city on leave.')"’then
laid down their arms and were escorted
to the citv as prisoners of war.
As the prisoners were released on parole
and a tender of officers and troojis, pro
viding they would take oath not to take
up arms against the United States gov
ernment, which they declined to do on
the ground that it implied that thee had
alrc-ndy taken up arms against the gov
ernment, which they disclaimed. i
Just before the troops started for tho j
city and while tlio Etnto torces were
drawn up between two linos ot voluntceis, ,
several n eks were thrown at the volun
teers. mid a few pistol shots were fired
by excited parties in the crowd |
v, hch was composed of a largo number ,
of citizens, including many women. One j
pilot took effect in the leg of Capt. Blau- j
towsky and «3 he fell ho gave word to
fire which was obeyed by two or three .
companies, resulting in the death of up- ;
wards of twenty persons, including two ;
women ami several children and badly i
wounding several others. The order to ;
Gen. Lyon fro *. Washington was to take ,
the arms and the whole camj>, the Gov- j
crr.ir.ept (teeming it improper that so i
faiHra n forea should I*j hi emnp xvi r j
this citv. Gen. Lyon accordingly made :
a dehiand of Gen. Frost Tor an uncondi- |
tional surrender of rren, arms and camp |
cquijipage, and gave him half "an hour;
to Consider. ;
No answer having . been returned, ■
Gen. Lvon Dickered his forces to march
upon Gen. Frost's camp. Tho forces
consisted of about five-hundred regulars, i
Col. Blair’s, Col. Bogvnstein’s, Gen.
Sigel’s and Schuttner's Regiments,
amounting in all to above forty-five
hundred men. The United States Re
serve forces, or Home Guard, two regi
ments under Col. McNeil and Brown
were held in reserve.
The troops marched through the city
amid the greatest excitement of the p@o- :
pie. Thousands accompanied them to !
tho grounds. They arrived at the camp j
about three o'clock, aud in most brilliant j
manoeuvre at once surrounded the entire !
grounds, uniimbered the artillery and
took possession. Capt, Lyon, now Bri- j
gadier General of the volunteer fe ecs,
sent in a second peremptory demand.—
General Frost surrendered, but would t
make no conditions.
Geu. Lvon was unrelenting, insisting !
upon a compile surrender of the equip- ;
pflgo. Those terms were finally co.mplj- j
ed with, the Governor’s troops stacking ;
their arms and falling into line. Geii. :
Sigel was ordered to take charge i
of tho camp, which he did at once with |
his regiment. The officers of the staff i
were then demanded to surrender on j
parole of honor not again to take up i
arms against the government, which j
they refused. Gen. Lyon then declared j
them prisoners of war. Some of them I
broke their swords 'iu their mortification, j
The details of the surrender were then
completed and the whole camp of prison- ;
ers, consisting of about 1,000 men, were !
marchc lout between the lines of tiic :
Government troops. Col. Blair’s regi- j
merit leading off, and guarding Gen. ;
Frost and Staff.
The city is fearfully excited over the
slaughter of the men, women ai.d child- :
ren;andthe threats against the Get-;
mans are terrible. It is impossible at j
this time to sav how far tho German troops ,
were justified in firing; but ffoni all ac
counts which have now reached us, they ;
wort fearful!) abused.
Gen. Lyon, it is understood, has order
ed the arrest of the company, and will |
made a rigid examination of affairs. The i
military movement under Gen. Lyon .
was a brilliant affair, and does him inli- *
nite credit. Whilo in discharge of Lis ;
duties and pending negotiations with j
Gen. Frost, lie received a severe kick in 1
flic abdomen from tho horse of one
of his aid*; but it did not disable him. i
The city at this writing, is quieting
down, but apprehensions of the .morrow 1
arc great. It is probable that the Gov-!
errior will immediately declare martial j
Let the Union troops in Illinois be j
in readiness to come to our aid if culled i
By Tuesday's St. Paul papers.
Col. Anderson’a Speech in
New York.

Capture of a Privitßci'.
St. Louis, May 13.
An official statement, 'publish- d this
morning says the first firing at Camp
Jackson on Friday evening was some
half a dozen shots near the head of the j
column of the first regiment occasioned
by a volley of stones and pistols from the
crowd, no one was hurt at this point—
The second firing occurred from the rear
of the column guarding the prisoners.—
The crowd here was large, very abusive
and one discharged three barrels of a re
volver at Lieutenant Saxon of the regu
lar service, many of the mob cheering
him on, drawing revolvers and also fir
ing at the troop*. The man who com
menced the attack then laid a pistol
across his arm, was taking deliberate aim
at Lieutenant Saxon, when he was thuist
through with a bayonet, fired upon nt
tho time and instantly killed. The col
umn then moved on having received or
ders to march aud tho rear company be
ing assaulted by the crowd and several
of the members shot, halted and firCd,
causing the deaths already reported. The
order was then given by Capt. Lyon to
cease firing which was promptly obeyed.
The principal .arms taken from (’amp
Jackson were howitzers, two ten inch
mortars and a. Largo number of ten inch
shells, ready charged, and some five
thousand United States muskets supposed
to be a portion of those taken from the
Baton Rouge Arsenal,
Thousands of peojile left the city yester
day afternoon, in consequence of reports
of insubordination among tho German
troops and their threats to burn and sack
lug city, but the appoarence of Harney s
roclamktion in a great measure' restored
pi did once, ar:T many afftuo.se who loft
wiif probably r-turu to-uar,
The city is now quiet aud tho highest
hopes aro entertained that no further
diß3turbar.ce will occur.
Gardner Island,N. Y., May 13.
Two privateers were capt&rad by n f r i<r- I
ate between tho Island and Montauk, on I
Saturday morning, after three hours of j
severe canonading. They were brought i
uno New York on Saturday night. °
New York, May 13.
A despatch to Simeon Draper to-day
from Washington, says all tho regiments
enlfftod for thu.. war shopld bo fofcwaixivd
immediately. This dispatch: will bo act
ed ou immediately.
Col. Anderson visited the Board of
Broker* this i\ xt. He was introduced
by J. R. Garlant. lie spoke as follows;
he said he was not in the habit o:" mak
ing speeches but his reception by thorn
was so flattering that he must say sjme
tliing. The situation he had been placed
in he would have shrunk from on account
of its responsibility, but Providence had
placed him in the situation and he had
tried, to do his duty. Since the fall of
fort Sumter he had received very bitter
letters from the South on account of his
refusal to join his destiny with theirs. He
had nevei written nor said anything to
indicate thnt he would unite with tho
South. At the outset of the slavery
troubles, he did sympathize with hi*
Southern friends, thinking there was
Northern interference with the subject,
and that if slavery was evil it was attach
ed to the South alone. In the present
crisis neither slavery nor party politics
had anything to do with tho subject. Tho
question is government or no govern
ment, and he felt satisfied that when the
present ordeal was passed we shall bo
again a happy and a united people. This
address was received with the most hearty
cheers. He seemed very earnest through
out, and hie words flowed as if they came
direct from tho heart.
Harrisburg, May 13.
'A special agent sent from here, has
returned from Harper’s Ferry, and re
ports 6,000 troops there, including 2('o
Kentuckians and a company of South
Carotinnns. They had only one day’s
piovisions on hand, supplies from west
ern Virginia having been cut off, aficl two
weeks more will exhaust the supplies in
tho surrounding country. They only re
covered 1,000 stands of arms from the
wreck of tho arsenal, and sdmo of these
are in had condition. They cannot manu
facture more than twelve rifles a day.
They have onlv six hundred men this
side of the Potomac. They have not re
ceived any batteries from the Maryland
side. AU the preparations indicate de
fensive purpose:- on their part.
'Washington, May Iff.
A gentleman from Richmond says
that 8,000 rebel troops aro now she oued
in that city and that io.OOO other traops
are scattered through \ irgmia.
He also report* that an attack will be
made from the direction of Harpers Fer
ry on the United States troops at tho Re
in) House, and that Gen. Lee, comman
der of the Virginia forces, thrtatens
Western Maryland and Pennsylvania
from the same poiiit.
The"regiment of cavalry which Carl
Sehurz is to raise, will be one of tho most
effective in tho service. The object is to
enlist aud organize a body of men who
have seen service and do not need drill
ing. It is well known that there are hun
dreds of mer, in the Vert who have seen
service in Europe, to whom Government
will undoubtedly furnish uniforms,equip
ments and horses.
B. ltimokk, May 12.
The city is quiet. Troops from York
and Lancaster are expected to arrive
here to-rn< rrow in large numbers over
the Northern Central Railroad. Fort
McHenry hns been largely reinforced to
day from Ananob*. About 1200 men
me now there. Gen. Butler arrived at
the Port: this inarning i sl u steamer tt orn
Aunpolis, and i* still Lhero. Men work
ing under the direction of the city to-day
have been building the Canton bridge.—
it will be rohdy to-morrow for the pas
sage of the trains. ‘
Homo merchants frqrn Baltimore visi
ted the Massachusetts Sixth Regiment at
Relay Hoitso, and presented them with
an American flag, A wagon load of
military goods bo find to Harper’s Ferry
was seized on the Frederick road buff
night by the troops.
Cairo, May 13.
Several companies of Krknn»aa troops
arrived at Memphis this morning.
Commencing to day, ail boats passing
this point will bo stopped, no piovisions
or rnun tions of war for tbe seceded
States w illbe allowed to pass.
Baltimore, May 13. •
A train from Pennsylvania came
through this evening with mails and
passengers. It was hailed with evident
satisfaction by people along the route,and
as it passed through the city many ex
pressions of welcome wc-re given. The
national flag was .displayed at various
parts of the city 10*1 ay, the prohibition
having been removed. The citizens have
been ail day in expectation of the arrival
of troops over the Northern Central Road,
but thus far none have arrived.
Washington, May 13.
Person* representing themselves as
Union men, aro denied the privilege of
forwarding locomotives to Tenuossoe, for
the reason, among others, that such ma
chinery might bo used iu transporting
hostile troops. The government also
takes care that coal for steam purposes
shall not he transported to disloyal States
The Herald’s Washington dispatch
states fb-Rt Spies tire plenty iu the very
midst of Federal troops and elsewhere;
blit the.-e being no declaration of war
made they cannot be treated as spies.—
They must be proved to be traitors to
their country and dealt with as such.
Word has been sent to Governor An
drew of Massachusetts, thnt her citizens
are imprisoned without offence at Rich*
ntond and* Charleston. Y« T hat course he
will pursue relative to it is yet to be seen,.
A Polish gentleman, formerly a Oolp- r
no! in the Polish Legion, was tendered a
high position in the Southern army bv
Gov. Moore of Alabama. He replied that
his next Dip aopth -would be as an ene
my to the traitors to the flhgof adopt
ed country. *• ‘ .
Prcparati( ns are being Completed for
effectually blockading the Virginia 'water*.
Capt. Pendegrast Las given a notice of
fifteen days for all vessels to leave tho
ports of tb t State, with or without car
goes. Several foreign ministers and
some Americans have asked for an ex
tension of time, but in every case have
been refused—tho order will be adhered
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