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Oar Kmden •rf mo doubt apprised of 1
the feats iiurrlri with the (wtubtrdineMt
■ad sun-cader of Fort Sumpter. After a ‘
gallant defence of thirty-one boors, and a 1
thorough riddling of the walls of the fort, I
MaJ. Anderson seems to have thought it
ao longer tenable, and hauled down the
American flag. The terms of surrender
mere unconditional, but M.ij. Anderson and
his men were suffered to depart and are |
now in New Fork, It Is a remarkable and •
highly gratifying fact that no lives were
lost on either side during the action and *
but few wounds were received. Fort
Piekcns has been reinforced, and it is sup* |
posed that aa attack will soon be made upon |
it. Mr. Lincoln baa issued proclamation
calling for seventy-five thousand volunteers,
of which number Maryland is to furnish
three thousand. The war spirit seems to
bo progressing to a fearful extent. both
North and South, and the indications are
that war in good earnest will soon be upon
us. Great excitement exists in the Vir
ginia Convention, and it has probably, ere
this, passed a secession ordinance. The
•xehement is equally as intense in the
o her Bolder SKvc States. In Kentucky,*
Senator Breckinridge and Guv. Magoffin
have telegraphed to the Southern CVnfed- \
•racy expressing their sympathy and rigid
lying their willingness to furnish substan
tial aid, in the way of men. if needed.— i
. The Federal officers in Baltimore city have !
been removed, and Messrs. Kwing. Pur- i
nell, Huffman and Gorkraii are the new !
appointees to the principal posts.
■ - .■ - ■■■
When the mail arrived in our village
on Monday night last, bringing the in- I
telligence that Port Sumpter had fallen. 1
the wildcat enthusiasm broke forth among |
our people, and huxs*hs and cougratuU- •
lions and rejoicings were the order of the '
hour. The bells rang out a mciry peal
sod the *-Rifles” fired several volleys iu ;
honor of the event. We have never wit- •
nested ao excitement more general and in- j
l*Dse than has prevailed in our midst since
the news was received. It indicates in
the most unmistakable manner that the!
sympathies of our people are exclusively
with the Smith.
.. I
Announcements for Cflies
Col. Samuel 11. Berry and lion. Judge
Tack sro announced iu the Planters’ Ad- \
vacate, the firat as a candidate for Oon- .
great and the last as a candidate fur the ’
(\urt of Appeals, Henry Winter l>avis ’
Is out for Cungreas in Baltimore.
Important Movament in St Mary's-
The reception of President Lincoln's
proclamation and the call of the Secretary '
of War upon Gov. Hicks for four regi-1
meats of Maryland militia to aid the North 1
iu the work of coercion, have produced i
the.most intense excitement iu every corner !
of our county. The current of the popu
lar hatred is directed exclusively against j
Hicks, who is supposed to have acted |
throughout, and to be now acting.’in cul-|
luriou with the administration at Wa.rii- '
ington. A paper, which we give below,'
was drawn up on Tuesday hnt, and over
fifty signatures were obtained to it in our '
village alone. The excitement in other ’
portions of our county are represented to •
equal in intensity that which prevails iu
our midst. An informal met ting, to car- I
ry out and perfect the suggestions of the !
paper. in about being held aa we write, but;
w shall be compelled to omit ita proceed -!
ings this week from the necessity uf put-;
ting our paper to press at an early hour, j
The paper referred to reads aa follews :
Whereas, the condition of the affairs |
ef the whole country, involving the honor‘
- and dearest interests of our beloved state, im ]
nerafively demands that her voice should be '
heard through the representatives of her I
convened in General Assembly j
and ia sovereign convention, should the!
Genera] Assembly so order.
And whereas. Thomas 11. (licks. Gov- \
ernor of Maryland, has In the most arbi-!
trary manner refused to convene the Leg-1
islsture. through which Body alone, uu- ;
dvr the forms of our eonatiiution, the peo-•
pie of this State can inaugurate any j
movement by which their sentiments can
be positively expressed, and (be position
assumed which their honor requires.
And whereas, by the Bill of Rights it
ia declared, that "sub resistance against
arbitrary power and oppression is absurd,
slavish and destructive of (lie good and
happiness of mankind.” a doctrine the
undersigned individually fully concur iu.
We. therefore, undersigned cititeu* of
Saint Mary's county, do hereby pledge
ourselves to take part in sttch proceedings
as shall be calculated to give the people
uf this Sum an opportunity of being heard
a they have a right to be even if ii lead 1
Ip Revolution in ibis Bute.
In taking this step, and with the view
f making their objvct effectual. they res
pectfully ask the concurrence in their
movement of the people of other portions
of the Slate at an early day. When
svbserihera are procured, an organisation
snail be effteMMuut which will proceed
its oorespoudenea and Ita orders. The
rights of Freemen we will maiataio.
'the War.
Without official intimation, other than
a despatch to Gov. Pickens, hostile de
monstrations have beta made by the Gov
ernment at Washington upon the Soaila
| irn Confederacy. With the utmost d*u-
Ipatch, and the meet profound secrecy. aa
to deatiuadon, a large Hart b been titled
i out, has sailed from New York aid (mat
. anchor upon the shores of the seeedod
{ States. Commissioners, representing the
Southern Confederacy, were at the seat ef
. Government, held daily intercourse with
Mr. Lincoln and his Cabinet, yet knew
nothing of the fact that a fores was being
organised far this purpose. They were
told fhut the administration would pursue
a conciliatory policy, that the existing
military Uatu% riiould be preserved, and,
although they could not be treated with,
.in their official capacity, the jiolicy of the
! administration, so far as it related to the
seceded Slates, would, in a short time, be
I made known to them. With becoming
patience and forbearance, the Con>itillou
■ers waited, from day to day, and have at
length been answered; 'Not In a manner,
iit is true, iu conformity w ith tin usages
of civilised Governments, but. at lea-r, in
i a wanner nor to be misunderstood or like
ly to be soon forgotten. They strived at
home just in time to witness the inaugura
tion ef a war they had no reason to antici
pate, The nmrt sliamelm duplicity and
the must cui.Humiliate treachery > cui to
have characterised very movement of the
ad mini Kt ration At one interview, tho
Federal troops were to be withdrawn— at
another, time was asked f< r to commit
i and consider. and. finally, negotiations are
j brought to a close by a secret attempt u
i reinforce all the .Southern forts that wr
occupied by Federal troops. The admiu
iatratinu did not intend to briug on war,
! we suppose, for the troop* sent to reinforce
■ Sumpter did not manifest a desire to chns
i tise the "rebels” for frustrating their de
'sign. Throe ships. we afe told, entered
• the Bay of Charleston, but did not open
their batteries upon the South Carolini
ans— hence, we infer, that they were on a
mission of prurc, the distressed condition
of AudcrnOU to the contrary, notwithstand-
Their dastardly conduct comports
; well with the character of the man who
j planned the laudable enterprise iu whir-h
.they w.re engaged ; and. we are satisfied,
from oar knowledge of r*r*t errata, that
their prudrure will be adjudged bv tbi
j "rail splitter” as especially ccwmeudato
The invasion, or attempted invasion, of
one power by uneth r—under the regnla
i lions of the international code--in regard
ed a a declaration uf war. War has
therefore been declared by this Goveru
j meut agair.st the Southern Confederacy,
j A battle linn h***n fought and the concilia
■ Ury p>J fry has thug far prevailed, for Fort
j Sumter fm leeii evacuated. L'uder the
j specious pretext of "eufurcing the lawn”
and "holding the (iovcrninent properly,”
j Mr. Lincoln lihk taken the initiatory step
I towards coercion; and it is evident that,
I henceforth, that is to be his line of policy.
• Such of the Border .Slave States a* remain
idle, ami allow the prosecution of this fra
jtrieidal war - thin crusade against rights
! identical with their own— can be regarded
i in no other light, than as aidn-s or abetto s
jof the Lincoln policy. We trust our State
I will make herself obnoxious to no suck
j charge; and, that our utrrlhy Governor,
1 will now. at least, see the pn,pri*fy ot
calling the councils of the Stale together.
There ran now no longer be a doubt
; the settled policy of the ad minis tra -
. tion i* coercion. Mf. Lincoln announces
the fact. IU has called for seventy-five
i thousand men to carry oat this policy.
I Hie Northern States have responded to
, this call in a manner to indicate that they
; are in earnest. New kork alone has en
| gaged to furnish 26,000 men for the aa
! dstance of the administration and Iter
j legislature has voted a half a million of
: money to equip this force and to place her
(militia on a war footing. Other Northern
j States, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and
i Pennsylvania, have been equally liberal in
| their proffers. Lincoln has called an extra
j 9tnion of Congress. Hi* purpose in do
ing this is to obtain the passage of a Force
Bill nor i* there any doubt that be will
succeed. His power for mischief is at pre
sent too restricted. What he wants and
what he will certainly get u legal warrant
to attempt, not merely the recovery of the
Federal Forts in the acceding State*, but
the rcdiic lion of these Slates themselves to
Federal authority. In this design, we
cannot believe that he will receive any ac
tive assistance from (he Border Slave-
States. Wr **y active assistance. Neither
the militia nor the volunteer organisation*
of these States will fire a gun for him.
Wa believe this tom b good of them al |
least. Their "aid and comfort,” if given i
at all. will be given in a different way.
They will become (he hose of Federal 1
operations against the seceded States, and 1
their money will be voted to aid in their
reduction. If the Border Slave States re- |
1 mala ia the Fuioo. with Lineolu's warj
proclamation tearing then in tl* fee*.
> thej must mean t< become a party m eo
■ j creion, to thia modified uiknt. 188 fhey
* j suffer themselves to be made a M(f tn
• 1 a| decree to a war waged upon com- 1
* munities kindred to them it inatfaftlioot.
1 ’character and babita—upon Statue, which
1. are gallantly fighting tho common hettle
r . of oil the Slave Slats* of the Couhskmcy ? .
I i Am) if they do nut, wbut is their plain i
' 1 course of duty? To accede, fh east
f i their fate for weal or woe with that of the I
II Southern Confederacy, to treat in God !
r! and meet the issue with bone.
f j 'f
t ! Proclamation of Lincoln
t 1 From the Proclamation, given below, i
; t will lie seen that President Lincoln baa
, called forth tbe militia of the several States.
, ito the the nnmber of sfventy-firo th*us ’
t •
; and. to coerce the seceded States, or to use
i. his own terms, “to maintain tkfe honor,
! the integrity and the existence of our j
; National Union.” He has also convened ;
. an extra session of Congress, and au
thorized it to assemble in Washington
|on Thursday. the 4th of July gfegt, “to j
, consider and determine such measures ns. <
1 *
i iu its wisdom, the public safety and inter- j
. I rst may demand.**
; j lly the President of thr United States:
Whereas. The laws of tht United Slates j
I : hurt- been for some time past, and now are
opposed, and the execution thereof ob
* strutted iu the States f South Carolina.
* Georgia. Alabtima, Florida. Mississippi.
i | Louisiana and Texas by combinations too ;
powerful to hr tuppretised by the ordinary !
• course of judicial proceedings, or by the
, powers vested in the Mathul, by law, i
1 ! now therefore,
. j 1. Ar.KAIIAM LINCei.N, /*/etidrnt of the
j Unite if States, in virtue of the power iu
,me vested by tbe Constitution and the
j laws, have thought fit I® i-all forth; and
hen by do call forth, the mill.ia of lb-!
t i several States of the Union. to the aggrn- j
I gate nunder of serenty-firr tho in J
order to .suppress said combi nations and to j
.cause the laws to be duly executed,
i The details for this object will be fan- j
■ mediately (Kmimunitaied to the State* au- |
. ithoriliea through the War Dipartmjnt. j
1 appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, j
! faciliato and aid this effort to nnintabj j
i the honor, th • integrity and the exi—;
I UuCc of our National Union, and the per-’
j petuity of popular government, and to !
, i redress wrong* already long enough en- !
• dure J.
1 deeui It proper to say that the first
service assigned to jhe forces hereby cal-;
: j led forth, will probably be to rr>pMM i
, I tbe .forts, places and property which |
■ have been seixvd from tbe Union. And
jin every event, the utmost care will be
i observed, consistently with the objects'
■ 1 aforesaid, to avoid any devastation. any'
I deatructiun of or interference with prop- *
;er!y, or nny disturbance of peaceful cit- j
! zens in any part of the country. And j
• I do hereby command the persons com- i
prising the combinations aforesaid, to 1
, disperse, and retire peaceably to their!
I respective abodes, within twenty days!
• from this date.
! I teeming that the present condition of j
i public affairs presents an extraordinary;
j occasion, I do hereby, in virtue of the I
power in me vested by the Constitution. '
' convene both houses of Congress. Sen- ;
i atom ami |eprem*iitativcs arc therefore ]
j summoned to assemble at thtir respective j
I chamber* al tw.-ive Ucloek. noon, on j
| Thursday, the 4th day of July next. I
aud th'Tc to consider and determine >
■ sucli measures, as. in their wisdom, the!
public safety and interests may seem- to;
■ demand.
ij In witness whereof, I have hereunto j
. ‘ set my hand and cunced the s-al of the J
: Unitud States to l*e affixed.
! Done at the Cmr ok Washington
i this fifteenth day of April, in the year i
iof our L nl IHtil. and of the Imikhicn-
I meats. or nit United Statu thk kiohty
■ Kuril,
Abtiiuv Lincoln.
By tho President
Wh. 11. Seward.
Secretary of State.
I ~ I
1— I
At Washington on Saturday morning!
the Virginia Commissioner* lim*l an inter- i
• vi‘W with th** President ou their mission. ‘
■i Mr. Lincoln made hi* reply in writing aa j
follows :
I/on. Urrhto*, StMt/ t and Rau
tdcJph:—Gentlemen—Asa Committee of I
j the Virginia Convention, now in session j
| yon present me a preamble and resolution i
| iu these words; ;
“Whereas, in the opinion of this Con-j
i vent ion, the uncertainty which prevails j
iu the public mind as to the policy which i
the Federal Executive intends f® pursue :
’ towards the seceded State* is extremely j
injurious to tbe induetrial and cummer- j
rial interest of the country, tend* to keep !
up an excitement which is unfavorable to
the adjustment of pending difficulties, j
and threatens a diet urbane* of the public j
peace: Therefore
j ‘'Result'd, That a committee of three j
j delegates be appointed to wait on the j
i President of the United States, present
!to him this preamble and resolution, and j
respectfully ask him to communicate tel
this Convention the peßey which the}
Federal Executive intend* to pursue in
" regard to the Confederate Status.” i
In answer I have to say, that having
at the beginning of my official term ex
pressed iuy intended policy as plainly as
I was aide. It in with deep regret sod
some mortification I now learn that there
iis great and mjmrioue uncertainty in the
public wum! aa to what that policy ia, and ‘
• what coarse I Intend to pursue.
i Not having m y.| seen occasion to :
: change. It is now my purpose to pursue
i tbe eourte marked out in the Inaugural •
I Address. I onctimend a careful eoumder- !
| a lion of the whole document, aa the beet j
J ™ g ™Sr ?s *?? s=^P BBgssg
expreafb-n I car give of my purpose*.
I A* 1 theu and therein said, I now repeal:
“The power confided to me will be
. used to hold, occupy and potaeae !*• pro
, perty and places Uduoging to the Uov
* ernuient, and to collect the duties and im
i puma: but beyond what i* nrocmary tor
th*au ilwrr will be no in\ wi*w. no
; uing of loro- ag*in>t or among the pc< >pfe
i nnywikerc.**
I By tin word* “property and plact'S be
|o: ig t the Government.** 1 obi fiy
! allude te the military posts and propt rty
which wen? in the poaaeacibm *f tbe Gov
i eriiuiKtit when it came to my bauds.
Rut if. as now appears t hv true, iu
pursuit of a purpose f* drive the Uuiu?d
States authority from placee, an un
provoked asianit has le-en made upon Fort
•Sumter. 1 mImI) hold myself at lib*r*y to re
-1 |*oss'W!, if 1 can. like places which had
; lieeii M-iz**tl before the iforornuient was
devolved upon me.
j And. in any ev iit, 1 sbail. to the best
of my ability. rcp> I f* rc' by force.
! 11l case it proves true that Fort Sumte r
has been assaai'ed, as report-I. I rliall.
perhaps, cauc the United States mails to
be withdrawn from all the States which
claim to have been seceded, believing that
the comm: iicemeut of actual war against
the g'vernmeul justifies and possibly dc
j mauds it.
I scarcely need to ny that I consiJer
the miiirary posts mid property situated
j within the . < tates which claim to have se
! ceded, as yet U longing to the go\em
inent of thf United St tics, as much as
they did Indore the supposetl secession.
Whatever else 1 may do for the purpose.
1 shall uot attempt to collect the duties
and imposts bv any army invasion >f any i
part of the country —not meaning by thi>
however, that 1 may not land h force
deemed neccs*ry f relieve a tort up.>n
I the border <f the coif jtry.
1 From tll* Uet that I ha\e quoted n part
jof the Inaugural Address, i: mut not be
1 inferred that I repudiate any other part.
the wlt dc of which 1 re-affii ni. except so
i fr as what I now uy ol t..e m ils may
be regarded as a modification.
Mmu\P to in: llici.n i;t tiik Noutii.
j— The New Vork World, i K •publican, > 1
! *
i mi ' s :
\% e do not wi*di to act the part of alar
m’sfs and dar** say the administration has
ja full sppn.viation of whatever danger
i then* may be. Bui the sm.tinned possc. c
of th • federal capital is of su h v’t.d
| Cof>K*‘t|i|ence that the government will bo
j derelict it it does not make Washington
; oenre ngtinsta!) possible attacks, whether .
th*'preparation is open or covert. Th*
capital must b>- h Id at all hazards ind at
■ whatever cost. Ali the malrriii interests
of Maryland, to which the district
| once belonged, identify her with the'
; Northern States. Her greatest w*uk of i
* internal iinprovemurit (tin? B. A U. Hni!
j mad) was built t* give :< hold on h |
j trade of the fntilr jin<l teeming Northwest •
j —the great pdz for whi-b all the princi
pal Atlantic cities have hen vigoroUsh
! competing since the completion >-f the Kri |
i canal gave so astonishing ail impetus !•• i
i the growth of New Y rK. Marvlam. !
lias a small and de' lining stave poimlatiob
j having exported. within the last teo
years, considerably m<*re than the natural 1
j increase rf it -r slaves during that period. ;
| But. without entciing further into an a,r- 1
gtiineut founded >n tli ■ interests of M.irv
j land, it ia sufficient to Mate the truism
; that the poasossieti of Washington is a ,
* vital necessity to the government of the \
Union; and trhutcrer tht of .Warn- ‘
‘.hiH'l non/ u tnh, thr fnirral capital nl’tit
he h-hi at nil kaz-lfds. It ia not for us.
j hut for the military authorities, to say'
! what is a sufticient force for its protection; !
. hut to provide that force, whatever it mv ,
le. is the most imperative duty of the !
i government.
MovruoMhKY. Me.mow hit. April i
; 13.—Major fdiambcr*. of the Alabainn !
| army, has arrived here from Deiiaacohi. I
and brings Lieut. Heed Wimhlcii, of the;
Federal navy, a prisoner of war. He waa !
b*arcr of despatches to Furl Dickens and ;
to the Federal fl. et in Pensacola bav. He !
is held by the Secretary ot VN ar. who sent
a detachment to arrest him.
Despatches from Governor Dickens. 1
; giving intelligence of the urrcnd-r of;
I F<rt Sumter, were rcc. iv.d hy the S cre- ,
tary of War that afternoon and read hy
i the Clerk of the War Department from
i the Executive buildings in the presence ;
of Drcsident Davis and his Uahinet. Sev-:
' en gum? were fired in honor of the event. :
j there are great rejoicings among all j
i classes of our eiiiaeu*.
Lieut. NS uo<ieii, who is a prisoner here,
has been compelled to give up to the rice- j
rotary of \\ ar his from Lieut. I
; Slemmer to the government at SVashiog- i
ifon. The Attorney Geuerafs opinion is
rtK|uete<i as to the law in his ca*c. He j
j violated a promise to report to General
j Bragg, and carried in secret despatches U' j
j Fort Dickens, showing to Captain Bragg !
■other despatches, and failing to report I
1 himaelf on his return.
' i
; ”
Tntrrmkw Br.TWXKN Frkator Dopg
! l-AS AND the DaasiDKNT.—rivnatur Doug
: las called on the D resident to-night ami j
j l>aJ *** interc?tiug conversation on the 1
; present condition of the country. Th* '
| substance of it was, on tbe part of Mr. I
j Douglas, that while he teas unt/fanhlv '
| opposed to the Jdminisfratiou o ail it* I
f p-jlitic'd issues, he teas prepared to sustain 1
j the President in the exercise of all his am- i
I fsmetiiots Iu preserve the Union '
j and maintain thr Government and defend |
; the federal Capitol. A firm policy and i
i prompt action was necessary. The U*pi- \
tel f out country was in danger and
must la depended ut all hasards and at any ■
expense oj men and money. He spike of j
the present and future without any refer- •
enee to the past. President Lincoln was i
very much gratified with tbe interview. s
Nw York, April 14.—Jasper,, the
Times' correspondent, has been arrested
as a at Charleston. He was confined ,
for some time, and then ordered onl of the .
Stale. He was taken aa far aa Wilming- f
[ ton, N. C., and ia now ou hie way North. ■
Washington. April 15. - TV flawing,
is the fuiui wi ili nil made upon the re*
i j spuecive Slate Governor* for troops. isen* j
e<J tb rough ib War Depart meat to-Jay : j
i To Guvcmer Hicks, of Maryland: • j
Sir: Cihiur the act of (Jougreas calling |
j cut the luilitia to execute the lavs of llw* |
i? I tiua ( suppress insurrections, repel iove-|
4 sums; Amt . appr**ril Feb. ‘iOlh. 1795, 11
. Ua. toe honor to request y*>ur Kxcelleuey |
ib* e-iiiae to l Imaie liati-ly detailed fro**!
' lbs militia of J*Hir the quota dcsig-!
iiatfd iu the talk- serve as infill-.*
fry or riflemen, for a period of throe j
month**, unl-sf a*vuu*r di>ebarged.
Vtui Kacidl**ncy will plu*o commnni- J
cate to ujc the lime t r al out which your
quota will be expected at it-* rend**voue, j
as it will he uiet as toon as practicable by ,
an officer or officers, to muster it into the i
service and pav of the l.iiitid.hities. A- (
the’ same time the oath of fidelity to tht. !
I. idled States aiilbe administered to every
0 licer and man. The mustering officers j
■ ail) lie instructed to receive no man under •
the rank of counuis-inned officer who is in ;
yea. a apparently over forty-five. or under |
eighteen, or who is not ia physical strength
und vi*>r. The uuuta for each {Hale is as •
Maine. New Hampshire, Vermont.
Rhode Island. Connecticut. Delaware •
i Arkansas Michigan; * Wisconsin. lowa J
and Minn-ita. each one regiment.
Massachusetts, North Carolina and Tcu
> nessee. two regiments each
Pennsylvania, sixteen rogiimmta.
New York, seventeen regiments.
Ohio, thirteen regiments,
i New Jersey, Maryland. Kentucky and ■
Missouri, four regiments each.
Illinois and * Indiana, six regiments’
| Virginia, three regiment#.
It is ordered thl ea-h regiment
cons'st, in the aggregate, officers and :
men. of seven hundred and eighty.—
The total thus to be called out is sev
‘ only-three thousand, three hundred an*,
nn ty-me. Tho remainder, to consti
tute the seventy-five th-msand under the (
; President’s proclamation, will be compos-i
al of troop* of the District of Columbia
PnoviDKScn. April 13- -Governor!
Sprague hats tendered to the Government 1
the service of the Artillery of the Stat
and one thousand infantry, and offers le ,
j accompany them hi nself,
i Rostov April Id.—The A ljutant Gen- ,
eral’s offic*- has been crowded this forenoon ;
by the officers of the {Slate military tender- ;
1 ig iheir comm ands to the Governor, to ■
b- by hi:n offered 1j the ttenoral tiovern !
' metit. The most ex*mute war feeling is j
aroused, Governor Andrews lea.es imr'
Washington this afiern ion to tender ib-;
'aid of civ* military to th* Government.
I New Vokk. April 13.—Govern men' j
has ,-h irter? 1 th- -reamers Piiiisdelphie !
! and Krricwm, and ihe fdnurr i. In inp ;
J rapidly till d with provisions and army j
, a’vj iiinoitfms of w tr. The laliei •
is to he held in reserve for an emcrgCnev- !
Piin.AHM.rwi k, April Id—The war;
{feeling is rampant here, though the pen-j
j pie are generally incredulous as to th
I sur>vnd r of port Su uti-r. Two rogi- •
1 oK'iitg of the WaAingfu;: brigade m-t la- '
'night ami declared thrm>el\es ready l*< |
j march in five days to aid th*. General Itijr •
lermn**nt. !
Nsw Vo-:K April M —Advices fp.in i
Albany state that Governor Morgan to •
| morrow will issue a call for Iwi lily-five!
‘ thousand melt, for ihc m-MMauce of tbv [
j Federal Government.
j The half million appropriation bill for i
■ the t q uipiuciit of the militia of the State I
finally pnsaed the legislature yesterday 1
I Rich MUNI), April 14.—There wns great
i rejoicing here last nigh? among the sc- ‘
I ccj'sionii.tfl. One h und red guns were fired !
in honor of the capture of Furl Stun-!
j Pon federate flags were displayed, with!
: illuminations at.U music. j
j Governor Letcher was serenaded, an*! !
I made linn-committal speech. Th* '
! str cts are crowded, and the czcium n !
I be imagined. The Unionists an- !
I depressed, and mourning over the humb- :
; lii g of the American flag,
j Richmond. April 14. A. M —The dc- '
i inoiistrations of rejoicing by the Recession- i
isu cod it mud till midnight, in the way of'
illuminations, bonfires and fireworks. ■
During the evening a party ascended to *
tin; root of the Capitol and hoisted the J
tlhern flag on the flagstaff: It was I
I subsequently removed by the guard.
- |
• Montgomery. April 13.—President j
j Davis and Secretary of War L P. Wai- i
1 kcr were serenaded here lasi night. The 1
! letter was called out after the serenad* i
[ and addressed the crowd. He said, in the
i course of his remarks, that the ‘Confed
j eratc Flag” would soon be waving over
| Fort Sumter and from the Federal Capitol
at W ashingtoo if the independence of the
j Confederacy was not acknowledged and
j hostilities continued.
j The only despatch received here last
i night from General Beauregard ie
; believed to have been favorable to the Con
federate cause.
Savannah. April 13—The lights at
; Tvbee and in the harbor hare been die*
j continued for tbc present.
j Was to *b Drclarrd acaivst thi Uk
• itsd States t tvs Seceding States.—
j Official advices from Mont got. cry indicate
I that the Confederate Congress will, in re
assembling, at once declare war against
tbc United States! It is believed that in
the act of declaration a distinction will
jbe made between alien friends and alien
j enemies; tht former, including the border
I States and aush arisen s of the North a
; oppoee * coercive policy of *Je Adminis
| trati<n. Obligations to this da* are as!
much to be respected as though in time of*
' peace.
Resignation o Osncrt* or the Natt. j
Five Officers of the navy yoicr lay re- |
signed, which were refused to be accept- (i
ed by the {Secretary of the Navy. Th. irf*
i Damcfc will prolwbly lie twricken fr tbc > 1
• Naty list, as in the recent cases of sever- j i
'al nfficcrfl of the army, under similar rir-
I eimiesaiieee. j
CTj JLi-.-BgPBWM ■g.JgyTP'EIU ’•
i Mxiro ASl> THE roNrewnRATK %tri.
—A ooneapoodoat of th** GalToeioo .Vctci,
| writing from Brownsville oa the 93d u!t,
I says: •
I I ham perils iin some of the Sew Or
j leans 'nepein a l*w weeka since, a corns*
I Nidcno- L M*e, intiiwatiug that th* M- x-
I Mans are jaelnwv of the intentions of the
(TeuUmo, *fr.
Nw. I bare taken e-maid<*rable pnine
-to lesrn the fm*h (ibis report, mi lam
I convinced that (he Mrxi am. favor tht
course rhi Sou&h hna en*t is pursuing, and
, they do nf havo any f ir that wc will
| ever trouble them They seem anxious
j to keep up s friendly intercourse with us.
! Pwtrtmt ov Gsmesal BiAsnsAis.—
Mr. Ileniy. artist, was enabled daring
a brief viit to this city, to evecumi slrik- .
*ig and Hfc-Hko and fH h-mrth portrait
lof ibifl diitiiwmh-'d ofh***r. l b*- General
lia reprcflcnto 1 a** -*lllll lio-r *w* fK* platform
I wf F*-n Moultrie, owr she gwa fr mt which
1 th* first flhoi on that hafft ry wax fir**d
the Str uf |li; \V,s| aoo is bore point*
i e<i in th*- Hir-*-tion of Fort Minuter, irhi 'h
ia m*ob in the *H*tnee. The hank ground
; of the picture ia formed rf the f.dtla of tho
! flag of the f!onf derate ritats*#. judiciously
aud taytefully arringed.- fV:rVi.
! Oto \Hr'i !.ajt -A gentleman aavi
I that up*fit one occaabm while Garl Schurs
; wm* prcstine hi* dibit* t**r a
i b:i!**T. h** win naked by old AW where
I he was originally from, “f am an Am-
Mmltm I'utefcnian,” naid C-l. **
1 said old Abo with ore of h;*. penal sallies,
t “Mr. Schurs whit j t|# diflerenee be
tween an Anteteplam Dutchman and any
: n*ber ditjin *d Dutrbmee ** Oari was
! silent, bnt looked *■ s** fie had taken an
• unusual dose of r**r kmut.
Mitfl. AvnKßfloa sr Nrw V ni. Nsw
V.'RK. April It! V M - Mm. Anderson,
the wiG of the ea’! nt eo*nmnder of Fort -
Sumter. U now in ihi- city. Hi the Br
-vonrt ll*u**e, Sh* ih niimhern
!of pers me. wh* <!*•■?.•,. | tlir-ir trihoH
p-ai-*-* t * the eiu).-.pil>| t ,| a >n- *red upon
Major Auden-m. an 5 to testify their ap
preciation of th** painfu' porition in which
| Mrs. A. ie jdacoi at this time.
i ('ou.tflior in the H*r —On Wedner
: day night laj-t h e* *ll iei>h opeurred in tho
, bay In twcuii ihv Nchooncri IF. (7. Bu^iw,
■*f Hflltim *re, bo*ind to the Patuxent,
i river, and the v. hnon<T 5> Htryt, bound
jf r llii.-* port The IF O jr*.
j juifld t. etich an exfent ae t* rcndi-r if no
, uvflflwry 1-* throw overb-wd the greatest
[ F' r ri f *n ‘* r tha cargo. .She wn* t<wnd into
the iiarbor of by (he nchoooer
! /V*m-v f)>mnj% in a hihking v mditioo.
j Kxprrnvs Advertistmentji. - W'xrrt
iN*;rox, April 13.—The l*r*widrot. in tho
• oxiTciac **f hi* diHcretion to designate a
n-wepiper here in whii li the Kxcoutive
;ad vert ieementfl •hull be publ>he<!. in ad-
I -iitiii to the two pnp* rfc puMiebing them
iby virtue of their circulation, has detig
i naU-d ihe A'fttbW RcjmfJirnH.
I SErr9io\ Plotting in DarAWiae.—
. Inforui.tlion. fr*on what is deem d re?ih!^
> snurcca. w* recei\ed last nlghl to the f
-| feci that the broc‘Bsi%*nist(i of Delaware,
: whoiit head quarterb are reported to be in
i Virginia, were about to make a sudden at
} tack upon Fori Delaware, opposite Dels
j ware city, on the Delaware river, for wbi*-h
! they were preparing last month. Imtne
j -bate fltepa have been taken by the Scr.-*
j fary of \V ar to prevent the coufluiumation
! of the plot.
• Mi mv AT OLD Point. -The trouble*
;it Old Point and at Portsmouth Navv
1 *rd arc more serious than were reported.
I The men in>it.*d upon knowing agaitiH
; whom they were la fight. Many of them
i are in ironfl. The mutiny is hutihed up
by (be comuiandrrs*in-Chief a much as
I poM*ibltf.
Special DterAicti. WaaiiiNOTON.
i April 14.—Tt is advLedlv oseerted brr
; that the military movements, for the r*.
i lief of Forts Sumter ami Pickens hnv
j bueu ncl on f*H.t sgninit the advic and
; eanmst r-im>u*trance wf General ?co f t.
The event ilu* fi.r has justified tho cona
j eb of the couiQjaDdrr-iD-cbicf.
I .
j SJ_ J, . ■ W-'EL ■. 1- -LLLJ
| Diri.
| At the residence of her husband, in tba
- Factory District in this county, on the Bth
| inst., after a protracted illness, which &bu
j bore with Christian fortitude. ANN RT3-
1 BEOCA, beloved consort of Waller Ford.
io he 4Ct'i y- nr of nor age. May sha
rest in peace.
IN view of the eri#is now upon the <>•••
try. a general wish ban been expressed
that every citisca of the County should as
semble in County Meeting at Leonard
Town on A Y next. The presence
of every man in tho coo of y ia eat neatly se
ll cited.
April 18;b, IMI.
WALTER FORD, thankfr! for the support
he haa heretofore received frawi tha vatara of
tha Factory dtsuia, offers hunsatf *s a aaadi*
data for Road Supervisor in said district aad
••licit* tha support of kia frtaoda sed Wlow
Apni 10th, 1801.
FOR building a SAdtlbTT ta F*.
Aloysios’ Church, in L -ocard Town,
will bo received till the 27th of April- B
ia to be a frame building. 38 by 17 net to the
east gable end of the Charob, divided lab>
twu rooms. The parriculara may he eta®
at S. Leo Spalding's More.
April 18tL 1851 -H

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