Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 15, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 15, 1861 Page 1
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THE NEW YOKE HERALD. WHOLE NO. 8984. MORNING EDITION-MONDAY. APRIL 15, 1801. PRICE TWO CENTS. Highly Important News firom Washington. OStutre War Measnrw of the Administration. The President's Exposition of His Policy Towards the Confederate States. 1 VAft PROCLlMiTfON. Seventy-five Thousand Hen Ordered Out Thirteen Thousand Required from New York. Gall far an Extra Session of Congress. Preparation! for the Defence of the Rational Capital* The Groat Free States Arming for the Conflict. Shirty Thousand Troops to bo Ton dered from Mew York. Strong Union Demonstration! in Baltimore* THE BATTLE AT CHARLESTON. EYACUAT10I OF FOBT SUMTEB. Major Anderson to Sail for New York. IMPORTANT NEWS FROM MONTGOMERY. Arrest of a United States Naval Officer by the Secessionists. IMPORTANT FBOM VIRGINIA. Tow. Pickens' Announcement of the Attach oa Port Sumter. TO WAS EXCITEMENT II NEW TORK. Effect of the War News Through out the Country, THE WAR POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT. Important Speech of President Lincoln to the Virginia Commissioners. Warhiwotow, April 13, 1861. The Virginia Commisiionew were formally re ceived to-day. They presented the resolutions under which they were appointed. In reply to Messrs. Preston, Stuart and Randolph, the Com missioners, Mr. Lincoln said:? Oksttjmw?As a committee ef the Virginia Oonven tioo now la session, yon present me a preamble and re ?aiixloo in these words Whereas. In the opinion of this Convention, the oncer Utntj ahii h prevat s in the public mind as to the policy wtiich the federal Executive Intends to pursue towards Urn seoeutd states, is extremely injurious to the indus trial and commercial interests of the country, tends to keep up an excitement which is unfavorable to the ad justment of tho pending difficulties, and threatens a dis turbance of tho public peace; therefore, Resolved, That a committee of three delegates be ap pr luted In wait on the President of the United States, pre sent to htm ihis pri amble, and respectfully ask him to onmuiutttoaie to this Convention tho policy which the fe d- ral I xeeuttvo intend* to pursue In regard to the Oonfe federate Stales. In answer I have to say that having, at the beginning of my official term, expressed my Intend?1 policy as pltiu'y as I was able, it Is with deep regret and mortifica tion I now learn there Is great and Injurious uncertain ty m the public mind sa to what that policy Is, er 1 rbat course I Intend to pursue. Not having as yet per occasion to change, U it note my pnrpm to purtue Me ivn marked <mi in the inaugural adOrett I oom mend a careful consideration of the whole d.<cument as Chi- tw st expression 1 can give to my pnrpoees. As I then aau therein wild, I now infest, "The power cmflded In me will be nsed to hold, ooeopy and poearse property and pU. ea heior.g'ng to the government, and to oolloct tho dut'ft and Imports; but beyond what is necessary tor these Ejects there will he no invasion, no using of foros against or among the people anywhere.'' By the words ??property and plaoes b longing to the government. ' 1 #ih;?;!y ebwlc to the military posts and property which were in possession of the government when It oaree into my heads. Bui if, at rum a/tpean to bi rue. in permit of ? jarpom W *?? U? Untied Motet authority from thm ff*e m napaiireAed a,tauU has torn made upon fort "sri'sr, I 'hail Mold myteff al \h*rty to rgrww if, if I can, ana-Jm Uht plam* n**ck had h % mimd the pomm mmt mat drmlved tfrn ear; and Si any event I than, to Mr >u# tf my oMffy. ?7*if fa*** hy fm fD case it \mrrm true that Port Sumter has been arsaittnd, as ti re parian , i ?halt. jwrVaga. oatut the I nital *at-i mailt to be uuhdrttmn firm all the Motet mhiek rU/im to ham e-wH. 1 iff > v i e--tie.n.v- s^ of seta 11 mr aoainr ? , ?>? x i ?. {if / ?e> -t'It t' | MAP OF CHARLESTON HARBOR: Showing the Relative Positions of the Entrance, Stono Inlet, Morris and Sullivan Islands, Forts Sumter and Moultrie, Oummings Point Battery and the City. scarcely ucd to say that I consider the military posti J and property situated within the States which claim to i hare seceded, as yet belonging to the government of the . United States as mnch as they did before the supposed secession. Whatever else I may do for the purpose, I shall not attempt to collect the duties and imposts by say armed Invasion of any part of the country; not meaning by this, however, that I may not land a force deemed necessary to relieve a fort upon the border of tho country. From tho fact that I have quoted a part or the inaugural address, It mast not be Inferred that 1 repu diate any other part, the whole of which I reaffirm, ex eept so far as what 1 now say of the mails may be re garded as a modification. This notice cannot be misinterpreted; and the fact that the secessionists opened the fight at Charleston before any attempt was made by tho government to reinforce or snpply Fort Sumter, is viewed here as an attempt on their part to coerce the government, and pnts the rcifionsibility upon them. THE PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION. levemty-five Thousand Militia Ordered Out?An Extra Session of Congreea Called. Whereas, the laws of the United States have been for some time past, and now are, opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed in tne States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the Marshals by law; Now,therefore,I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Presi dent of ths United States, in virtue of the p^wcr In me vested hy the constitution and laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union to the aggregate number of eeoenty-fice thousand, in order to suppress said combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed. The details for this object will be immediately communicated to the State authorities through the War Department. I appeal to all loyal citi r.ens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to main tain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of onr national Union and the perpetnity of popnlar government, and to redress wronga already long enough endured. J deem it proper to My thai the Jirgl service as signed to the forceg hereby called forth will proba bly be to ref>oss? ss the forte, places and property which lutve been seized from the Union; and in every event the utmost care will be observed, con sistently with the objecta aforesaid, to avoid any de struction of, or interference with, property, or any disturbance of peaceful citizens in any part of the eountry; and I hereby command the persons com posing the combinations aforesaid to disperse and retire peaccab'y to 'heir re-pcctlvc abodes within twenty days from this date. Deeming that the present condition of publio affairs presents an extraordinary occasion, I do hereby, in virtue of the power in me vested by the constitution, convene both Homes of Congress. J The Senators and Rcpresenta ives are therefore i summoned to assemble at their respective chain I bcr? at twelve o'clock, noon, on Thursday, the fourth day of July next, then and there to consi der and determine such measures, as, in their wis dom, the public safety and interest may seem to demand. In witnesa whereof I have hereunto set my hand, nnd caused the seal of the United Btataa to he affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this fifteenth day of April. In the year of our l/ord one thouaand eight hundred and sixty one, and it the Inde pendence of the United Mtstes 'he -ighty flfib. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By the President? Wh.lmm H. Hi??t, fb' -retary ofBtate. OUR WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wasulsctov, April 14,1801. The answer of the President to the Virginia Commis sioners indicates the oourse of the Lincoln government. There is no longer any doubt that the moat active war measures will at once be taken to repossess all the government property at the South. Congress will be at oncp convened, men and supplies asked for, and the wbcle power of the government will be exerted to Its utmost capacity to maintain its nationality and Integrity. No means will be left untried to Inaugurate a war policy of the moat gigantic proportions. In spite of the Sabbath, thick crowds gathered to day at the street corners, and in front of the several hotels, tod kept np a continued and excited discussion of the events in Charleston harbor. About noon it became generally known that the Presi dent had a proclamation ready for promulgation, calling a special session of Congress, and making a requisition upon the several States for seventy fivo thousand men. The feeling of oppreaaednees under which the Unionists labored ever since Friday disappeared at oooe. Faces lighted up, and loud expressions of grat!Illations were beard in every direction. The proclamation alao convenes Omgreas on the Fourth of July. The Attorney General has decided that the Prestdcn has authority, under existing circumstances, to call upon the States for troops without the special authority of Congress. A special leesion of Congress may be called for other purpoeea nevertheless. The announcement was received as an earnest of the In tention of the administration to prosecute the war openod by tho South Carolina secessionists with the utmost vigor, and never stop until the revolution was fairly crushed out. and greeted m such with the liveliest satisfaction by men of all parties. That the North will be an unit In the support of whatever measures the government will now take, for the re establishment and maintenance of its authority In the seceded States, is plainly shown in the unanimity of sentiment prevailing on thin question among the democratic, republican and American leaders now here. A proclamation, declaring Washington under martial law, Is expected to be Issued to morrow. The requisitions upon the Governors of the several States will be Issued and sent forward to morrow. The quota of troops sated for from Pennsylvania la about thirteen thousand, New York the same number, and Massachusetts about two thousand, Maryland three thousand, and the other Slates in proportion. The govern, meet will accept more than the number asked for from each State If offered. There Is ao doubt, from present In dications, that most of the States will tender more troops than the government want. The War Department has been busy to day in the pre paration of the details lobe communicated to the State authorities. F.flbrts are still making to concentrate a formidable military force In and around Washington, to be prepared for all emergencies. An additional numfcr of federal troops arrived to day by spec .a 1 train. The roads and nvenoee leading to Washington are closely watched. Arrangements have been made to promptly concentrate the military forces at any threaten ed point. Ten thousand volunteers from Pennsylvania and New York will be concentrated here In the course of tho pre sent week. Fifteen hundred men are now under arms, guarding the public buildings and every approach to tha capital. Governor Pern son, from Ohio, telegraphed last night, offering ten thousand men to the President for Imme diate sen-ice. Senator Sherman, snd a number of other prominent Northern men, returned home this afternoon, to assist In the organisation of the militia tu their several Stat"* Governor Curtln. of Pennsylvania, was engaged all day with Secretary Cameron, making arrangements for the immediate transfer of several Pennsylvania regiments to the capital. Two officers of the New York city militia to day an nounced to the President the readiness of their regiments to respond to his call. Captain Newton, of Boston, acting commander of tho lecond battalion Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, a very efficient corps, tendered his servtoes and his batta'lon to tho President yesterday. General fane, the newly elected Kansas Senator, speaks of resigning and returning to Kuiiiias to raise a reft ment. General Robinson. one of the oldest citizens of Pitts burg, came here yesterday, ready to voluatrsr. The President bad repeated and protracted oonsuMattons with the members of tbe Cabinet to-day. n* is calm and composed, but determined to put down Southern revolu tion at any cost. Tha military guard at the general public departments was largely tncreaaed last nlgbt. Tne war feeling la up aamog the Union men of the country now bore, and the city is full of Northern, Went in end Micdls Mates people. A Urge number of military men have left for Afferent parte of the North, for the purpose of raising regiments .tel. Kdaworth gees .mm-vJ ateiy to Illinois for that pur psse. Arrargrmerts w!3b* mm*det*ty made for the J oon ?traction of the neran steam sloope-of war prodded for at tbe last session of Congress. A , The government la active In every deportment in pre paring for tbo moil vigorous execution of tbe laws. Three cavalry companies from Texas, and Shorman a light battery of artillery, ar? expected hero to morrow. Additional volunteer componiea will be mustered in to-morrow. Five officer* or tbe navy yesterday tendered to the Navy Department their roegnatlonB, which were re tueod. iheir name* will prot>ebly be stricken from the list Ha dismissed, as In the recent oaaua of several of Ocora * .ha army under almllar eiroumataocoe. The National Volunteer* laat night poaae>t a reao.ut.on severely denouncing the mU.tary operations of the go vernnWt, and expressing sympathy with the secession ist, - rt ia aaid ibeee volunteers are several hundred strong. WMOuaumv, April 14,J Ml. The news from Charleston to-day Is quite encouraging to the friends of the sdministration. If the despatch-is can he believed, it appears that Major Anderson did not surrender the fort last night and pro ceed under escort to llorris Island. Cm the contrary, a Hag of truce from the Ueet lymg out side the bar was sent to Morris Island, Inquiring .f the revolutionists would consent to allow Major Anderson to evacuate In a vessel of the fleet. They agreed to ceaBe hostilitiod until nine oclock to day, to consider ihe proposition, and by despatches from Oiarleston today noon, (ieneral Beauregard notified tbe Commodore of the lleot tUt they would not object to the evacuation of Bumter by Major Anderson In the manner indicated by the commander of the United States forces. Accordingly it in asserted tUt Major Anderson will ea hark In tbe steamer Isabel for New York thin after Tbe government In at a loss to understand the failure of the relief fleet to make a demonstration. Official ad v.ces are anxiously looked for, as alone apt to solve the mystery. . . The failure of the expeditions despatched to Charleston has convinced the administration tUt the views ex prewed by General Soott, in regard to the number or , noldiers required to reinforce Fort Sumter, were correct. They will, in all proUbllty, hereafter follow his advice, of Uiat of Inexperienced men. It is denied, positively and empUttcally, Uut any overture was ever made to tbe South (hrollua authorities to evacuate Fort Sumter

leave a corporals guard and flag. No such proposition was ever made. If made it would Uve been accepted. On the contrary,they assert that, while tbe ad ministration were daily assuring the world of their in- I ten Hon to abandon it, orders were Ml to Major Anderson t? strengthen thd defences and maintain it until the expe dition for succor arrlve-1. Personal pledges, It Is raid, | in writing, that Fort Sumter was to be abandoned, while the wrtSera were preparing an armament to hold It. H was the bad faith of the administration and the utter rackhmeets of truth, they assert, that stimulated the government at Montgomery to order its rsduction before tbe arrivsl of the succoring squadron snd the landing ?.r troops. The administration emphatically deny that tueh is the fact. Mr. Lincoln asserts tut neither him self nor soy of his administration gave tbein any such insurance. Tbe administration held that It wss dealing with traitors, and did not propose to discloeo its policy. Oflclal advices from Montgomery, received to day, In dicate a most vigorous policy on tbe part of tbe Confede rate government. They are greatly elated at their tri umphant si ccess at Fort Sumter, and vast preparations have been made, aod are making, for defensive and offen sive hostilities. A high functionary of that government, In a de*i a'cb to a friend in this city, says tbe Confede ral C ?o?rev will de-lare war so sooo a* It assembles, hut in act will discriminate between alien friends and alien enemies. In tbe former class are included tbe border slave States, and all it ibe North who oppose the policy of the IJooln go vrrnrrent. These, they assert, will be exempt from all the p- naitl's of war. Over twenty thousand volunteers, be says, are or rolled at Montgomery from the border States, ready to march at a minute's not.es. Th'snumher will be multiplied almost indefinitely if required. Five Irish regiments from tbe North, they state, have ten dered their services, and will be accepted. There is the grratsst anx'ety everywhere to hear fur ther news from the South. Groups discuss tne war newt ki-ii its future effects on the country. Mrs. Doubleday, the spii ited wife of Captain Double day, is here. Wwwrrvorov, April 14, IM1. Information oomMnues to be rsoelved from private sources if secret plots in various localities in Maryland and Virginia, having la vlsw the seisure of the public property and even persons, tbo highest officers of ths government. Though these accounts are not generally credited, they ar- believed In official quarters, and hence the precautionary mo-vemeats. At all events, they are oosatdared necessary, so one knowing what lurn svenls mny take during the prevalent exrttemeat. Information from what are deemed rsUablo sources wet received laat night, to tbe -fleet that tbe neoesskwi lit* of Delaware, whose headquarters are reported to be in Virginia, were about to make a sudden at'aok npoo K rt Delaware, opposite Delaware City, for wh ch they w?r# preparing Mat m-nlb issmediste *?ps were taken by Uie Secretary of War to prevent the oonaumma. tion of tbe plot. The Virginia Commleslowers returned to Richmond to day. They wore cautious In expressing their opinions relative to the President's reply. j Senator Douglas oalled on the President to-night. He ; bad an interesting conversation on the proaeut condition j of the country. The substance of It was, on tho p-urt of i Mr Itooglas, that while he was unalterably opposed to tho , administration on all Its political Issues, he was prepared I to sustain tho l'resldmt in the exnroiso of all his c instt tutioual functions to preserve the t'nion, maintain the government, and defend the federal capital. A arm policy, and prompt action were necessary. Tho capital of our country was in danger, and muat he protected at all hazards, at any expense Of men and money. He spoke of the present and future without reference to the past The interview of Judge Douglas with the President wss not only exceedingly gratifying to both, but is the subject of much rejoicing by the friends of Mr. Douglas here. Colonel Ellsworth Intends to rai*o s regiment of picked men in Illinois, who will be armed with an Improvod rlUe and abre, and uniformed and equipped for the Zouave drill. Every company will have one or more o >m missioned and ncn commissioned officers thoroughly com potent to teach the Zouave drill, and the regiment will be hurried through with all possible despatch. Colonel E has special instructions from tho government with regard to the matter. THE SURRENDER OF SUMTER. Interesting Additional Details of the Bombard ment at Charleston?Arrangements for tbe De parture of Major Anderson and bis Troops. CHiaiasTOV, April 18?Evening. Major Anderson has surrendered, after hard tlghttng, commencing at half paet four o'clock yesterday morning( and continuing until Ave minutes to one to day. The American Hag has given place to the palmetto of goutn Carolina. Von have received my previous despatches concerning the Are and the shooting away or the flagstaff The 1st ter event is due to Fort Moultrie, sn well as tho burning of the fort, which resulted from one or the hot shots fired in the morning. During the conflagration General Beauregard sent a boat to Mnjor Anderson, with offers of assistance, tho bearers being Colon.-ls W. P Miles and ltoger Pryor, of Virginia, and lee. But befors it reached him s flag of truce had been raised. Another boat then put off, con tabling ex Governor Manning, Major D. R. Jones and Colonel Charles Allstoo, to arrange the terms of surrender, which wero the same as those offered on tho 11th Inst. These were offislal. They stated that all proper facilities would be afforded for the removal of Major Anderson and bis command. together with the company arms ami pro perty, and all private property, to any post in the I'nitod States he might elect. The terms were not, therefore, unconditional. Major Anderson stated that bo surrendered b'e sword to General Beauregard as tho representative of the Con federate government. General Beauregard said he would not receive It from 10 brave a man. He says Major An dereon made a staunch fight, aDd elevated himself In the estimation of every true Carolinian. During the Ore, when Major Anderson's flagstaff was shot awny, a boat put off from Morris Island, carrying an other American flag for bim to flght under?a n >io worth; instance of tbe honor and ebiralry of tho South Carolina seredere, and their adrnirat'ou for n bravo maa The scene In the city after the raising of ihe II*g of truce and the surrender IS indescribable, the pe- pie were perfectly wild. Men on horseback rials through the streets proclaiming the news, amid tho greatset enihu siastn. On tbe arrival of the officers from the fort tbey were marched through the streets, followed by an immense crowd, hurrahing, shouting aid jelling with excitement. Several Are compan eswiuetmmcd'steiy s nidosn ut Fort Sumter to put out the Are, and any amount of as elstance wis ciTferrd. A regiment of eight hundred men baa Just arrived from the interior, and baa bten ordered to Morris Island, in view of an attack from the fleet, which may b? attempted , .. . . Six vesrels or* report*! off the bar, but th- utmost indignation U xprmsed against ihsm for not to the assistance of MaJ >r Anderson whoa he male *?tia? of distress. The soldiers on Morris Island Jumped on tho guna every shot they reselved from Fort Sumter, white Ibus disa bled, and gare Hires ohcera ft* MaJsr Anderson and groan* for the flee' Colonel Tor as, of the Governor's staff hn? Jnat returaej from Fort Sumter, and says Mgjor tndcieoi toll Mm be had pjaseaatTT reoiileGtbma of Furt Moultrie th e Fort <*amwr. "sty men were w-mnded. ace Seriously. fhe flames bars d?strojed everything. B-eh utUoera snd soldiers wars obliged to lay on their fsre in IM casemate* to prevesit suffjoatloo. The egploeton# heard m the ffitv were fVwn ann't piles of shell, which 'gt.it?> f'< m the h. at. The effect of the ebot upon he fo-t was trcmsn'one The walle wore batved is N'tidyedw o pta ? , hut BS Major Anderson expresses himself much pleased '*?-* do live* bad been sacrificed, and rays that to "?dinno alone Is to be attributed the bloodless victory, ae com pliments the firing of the Carolinians, and the large sua. bar of exploded sheila lying around sliest their eirecttve Tbe number of soldiers in the fort was about seventy, besides twenty-five workmen, who assisted at the gnu. Ills stock of provisions was almost exhausted, however. He would have been starved out in two more daya. The entrance to the fort is mined, end lbs officers were told to be careful, even alter the surrender, on acoount o' the heat, lest It should explode. A boat from the squadron, with a flag of trace, haa ar rived at Morns Island, bearing a request to be allowed to come and uke Major Anderson and hie forces. An assinr will be given to morrow at nine o'clock. The public feeling against the fleet is very strong, II being regarded as cowardly to make not even an attempt to aid n fellow officer. Had the surrrnder not taken place, Fort Sumter would bavc been stotmed to-night. The men arc crazy for* fight. The belle have been chiming all day, guns firing, ladled waving handkerchiefs, people cheering, and citiasns making themselves generally demonstrative. It is re garded as the greatest day In the history of Booth Caro lina. Ciuiuasroif, April 14, 1861. The last act in the drama of Fort Sumter has been con' eluded. Major Anderson haa evacuated, and, with his command departed by the steamer Isabel from the har bor. He saluted bis tlag, and iho company, then forming on the parade ground, matched out upon the wharf, with drum and fife playing 'Yankee Doodle " During the salute a pile of cartrldgee burst In one of the casemates, killing two men and wounding four others. One was burled In the fort with military honors. Tha other will be burled by the soldiers of South Carolina. The wounded men were brought to the city, where tbey are receiving the best surgical attention. The others went in the steamer. It is not definitely known whether Majvr Anderson will go to New York In the Isabel, or In a man of-war; but It ie supposed the former, as he Is said to be highly In censed against the I'nited States officers for not coming to bis aenstance during the Are, In response to frequent signals of distress The Isabel was furnished him at his own roquest. The people are equally Indignant here, and say It ig the most cowardly act ever perpetrated, fhev might have even made tbe attempt to aid him. In contrast with this, an old alavo passed throtgh the hotDst lire, with aaloop load of wood, on Friday even ing, and came safely to the city. Somebody told him be would be killed in the attempt. "Cant help dat," ?aid be; "must go to de town to-night. If anybody hurt die cbtle or dis boat, maaaaseehim about It, shush.'1 HIb sloop received four shots. It is reported here that Major Anderson sent In hia re signation, to take elt'ect eu tbe inauguration of the Lin coln government, but no uoiloo was taken of It. Tbe news received from Washington to-night, states that Major Anderson strongly expected treachery. Tbo Idea ia preposterous. Tho fort la burned Into a mere shell; not a particle of woodwork can be found. The guns on one aide of the parapet are entirely dismount! d, others split, while the gun carr'agea are koockod into splinters. Major Auueiaon tut) a the accuracy of the Bring sur prlsed him, and that If ho bad had two hundred more men, one half would have been killed for want of suitable protection. Whin Colonel Cheanut, aid of General Beauregard, went to otler assistance, after the lire, he says the fort was was like an oven, and he could hardly breathe. It wee eo hot that Major Anderson received htm In one of the casemates. Inquiry being made bow many were killed, he aald, "None." "How many on your side y" "None," was the reeponse. "Thank God," replied Major Ander son, "there hss been a higher Power over us." Major Anderson seye it is preposterous to flght such a people. One of the officers In the fort remarked that they bad endeavored not to fire on exposed individuals. "Yes," said Major Anderson, "I gave orders not to tight men, but to silence batteries." Beth men and officers were begrmmed with saaoke and powder. The batteries which have done the most mischief am the Danlgren battery, Stevens battery, and the rifle cannon. The tort was set on fire three times with hot shot on Friday, but was extinguished. On Saturday it wae again in I lames, and then beyond control. After the Bra ceased, the Surgeon General of the State troops went down and offered bis personal services to aid the wounded. As regards harbor defence, the fort is just as good sfl ever. The lacemates are perfect, the guns there la prime condition, and bear on both sides. Major Anderson was obliged to throw overboard ? large quantity of powder to prevent explosion,and it was floating around the fort to day. One of the aids carried brandy to Major Anderson in a boat, after the Ore, and the latter said it was very ac ceptable, as the men were completely exhausted by their labors. I mention this to show the kind and chivalrous relations between the officers. Before going into sctlon Major Anderson sent worl by sn aid of General Beauregard to the Governor, thanking bim for kind attentions during the past two months, and very solemnly said, "Farewell, gentlemen if we do not meot again here, I hope we shall meet in a better world." Just before the demand for tho evacuation he reeefved a letter from bis wife, nformlug hm of the flarum re port* that the demand would be made He was rnuob surprised; but more so when the fast was verified three minutes afterwards. The fort has been garrisoned by the Palmetto Guards, and put under command of I.teut. Colonel Ripley, whs commanded Fort Moultrie alter the departure of M^or Anderson. The Major s feelings were spared in every respect, and re person, except authorised alls, allowed inside. The harbor is hill of boats sailing around the fort. But so parties without business are permitted to land. Special despatch'* to nigh', state that Mr Ltocola has called for seventy Ave thousand volunteers. The people think there is a great deal of bluff1 about It. The city le resuming its usual quiet Rverybndy Is exchanging congratulations over the eucceeeful termina tion of the tight; but tho soldiers are itching for a hand to band brush. The Confederate flag and the Palmetto flag were boist ed on a*para'e spars simultaneous!v. It Is btllevod that a blockade has bees Anally estab lished. MTMU The fire has broken o it afresh In tho ruins of lbs fort. Two ?Dgtnes have gone down to operate, and If accessary flood be magazine. ANOTHKIl ACCOUNT. Csahi um>s, April 14?P. V. Host'I ties have for the pr seot ceased, and the victory belongs to ttoutb Carotiua. With the dlsp ay of the lag of truce on the ramparts of Nnmter at half pant one o'clock the Bring evened, and an unconditional surrender wae made. l ho Carolinians had no Ides that the flght was at an end so soon. After tho flags'a.T of Anderaon was shot away, Ool. Wigf?U,aid to G< noral Beauregard, at his commander's request, went to Sumter wttb a white flag to offer as sistance in extinguishing the fl.mee He aoproacbed the burning fortress from Morris Island, and whits the tiring was raging on all tides, effiwtel a landing at Sumter. He approached a porthole and was met by Major Andersen. The commandant of Fort rtumter aald be had just din played a white Hag, but the firing from the Uoroilga bat teries was kept op nevertheless. Colonel w gfall replied that Major Anderson must hau down the American flag; that no parley would be granted. Surrender or flgbt was the word. Major Anderson then hauled down his flag and dis played only that of truoe. A11 flrtag Instantly corned, and two other of ilea#' I Beauregard a staff?ex Senator Cheanut and ex Governor Manning?earor over tn a b< at and stipulated witn the Major that his surrender should be unoooditimal f ir 'be prm?-nt, subject to the terns of Gone-a] fVvwega il. Major Am'.rrann was allowed to remain wug b'S men fnmmvricn on wghtb pagr'