Newspaper of The Washington Standard, October 5, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated October 5, 1861 Page 2
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THE WASHINGTON STANDARD. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1861. TIM ralM-ll Mull be Prmrrrd. Who are for Peaee t We publish on the first page an arti cle from the X. Pvst which so ad mirabiy expresses our views concerning a peace with rel»ellioii, and of th«»se who advocate such an insidious policy at the cost of national lienor, and the establishment of a despotism far more to be deplored than even civil war. that we a«k f«>r it a carvtul perusal. We are tired of hearing the expression "I am tor peace ' froiu men who ha\e given the matter a second thought, ami that other class who from •' motives of personal safety" can only testify their sympathy for the reliellion by the crafty advocacy of everything which luav tend to dishearten those who are firm in their adherence to our noble Government. We cannot conceive how any sane man can obdurately pro fess to favor peace, when it is well known that the rebellion is led by men who would ask nothing short of a dic tation of the terms upon which it could be purchased, llence, " they who in the present stage of the rebellion clam or for peace must mean secession, and secession only." There can be no mid dle ground. The Conthievcracy has use for such men, and she has them. The question propounded in the Post's article strikes home to them. "If these men really desire peace why do they not try their powers of persua sion upon the traitors themselves?" Is it not proper that those who have outraged and set the laws at defiance should be the first to propose this peace, instead of those Northern sympathizers, who have been from the onset exoner ating Secessia, and declaiming against the acts of self-preservation adopted by the Government? Or, shall the Govern ment which has been been tlic pride ot the Freeman's heart, humbly sue for peace at the hand of a band of conspir ators who have plotted her overthrow ? Shall she enforce the laws; or virtually acknowledge her inability to do so by advancing proposals of peace to out laws who have already made known the only humiliating terms which they would accept? Leading secession jotir nls have acknowledged that the decision of the present struggle is only a matter of tim?, and will inevitably result iu favor of our glorious nationality. It it is in the power of the Government to conquer peace, shall she J>e advised by those claiming to be friends, and who at the eame time sympathize with the en emy, to accept a dishonorable peace f We believe that the simple consider ation of national honor is sufficient to determine any man who is worthy of claiming the land of WASHINGTON as hia birth-place, against concessions to treason, if indeed by such policy peace could be secured; and when we consid er further, that all the concessions that could be made, short of a virtual rec ognition of the Cotton Confederacy through the cunningly devised doctrine of State Rights, which would end in the demolition of the best government on the face of the earth, and the estab ment of a despotism iu its stead, we can but believe that each patriotic heart will tlirill as the clash of battle sweeps to his ears. There are thousands in the States which claim to have seceded, who still long to see the flag of Union ware triumphantly from even* fort from Maine to the Gulf Stream. They implore no to never withdraw the aveng ing arm until the conspirators are van quished, a d the tyranny ot publicopin ion u removed oo that they may testify their devotiou to the L nion, and aid iu restoring oar Government to it former strength aud vigor. Freeuicn ot A mer- "Strike! till tke U»t »rm*4 foe expiret ; Strike ! for yo»r stun u4 your inr-; Strike ! for tbe green fr»*K of ro«r ore*. Go* an* your SATITI LAS*.'' JOT The CkronitU man says that he has too much regard for "editorial prfrieb' to insert articles written by another! Can't eomo that game over a*. We know who wrote those Strong Capital article* nearly a year ago. IflrTbe Chronicle, after much quib bling, has raised tbe flagof Union. We **o|»ine" that to secure a union of soul and body Straw became a Union man. Mono roa nu OWUM P«« • Ail talk aud no lifer." ' AdiaviVirii Wc copy from the San Francisco Bulletin of Sept, 19th, I**l. the follow injf card from late Surveyor General Tilton : OmcE St AVETOR GEXE*AL FOA WA«HIXOTO* TERBIToaT, > Olympia. Sept. 8, 1861. J Eilitor S. F Bullttim: —l bare bad mv attention called to a letter, dated oivmpia, W. T., August 17th. purport ing to give the current new* of the Territory, signed " Dymas." and pub lished in your issue of the 81st Au». I find myself referred to in this letter as ** Secessionist and Trait«»r." These are terms in uo decree applicable to no*. it is perliaps pn>|>er for me to state to tin*** of my friends outside of Wash - insrton Territory that, although 110 »up iHirter of Mr. Lincoln's Adminstration. but a Democrat, now and ever. I am neither of a seceded &tafe, nor do I cease to deplore the wrecked Union. On this anniversary ofthe l*»odie»t bat tie of the valley of Mexieo—Molino del Rev—where I fought under the flag of the Union, I feel m-»st indignant aud outraged that ail anonymous writer should dare brand as traitor one who has long and honorably served the Re public. and to re-establish which in its original strenth and unity, I would gladly bestow mv heart's blood. J. AMES TLLTOX, U. S. Surveyor-General, W. T. We would be pleased to believe that Mr. Tilton had been unjustly charged with secession sympathies, but lie will not deny that he liatf in his employ %> ' » those who had openly acknowledged themselves secessionists, for whom he made ample provision from the annual appropriation for prosecuting the pub lic survevs, almost as his last official i' 7 act. Ile also declares that he "is not a supporter of Mr. Lincoln's Adminis tration." Every effort of the Adminis tration thus far has been directed to the suppression of rebellion in the Cotton States, and how a man can be in favor of putting down the rebellion and opposed to an Administration based entirely upon this one idea, is more than we can conceive, and we must bo excused from recognizing Mr. Tilton as a reliable Union man until he explains this palpable contradiction. The fact that Mr. Tilton may have fought bravely at Molino del Rev, in Mexico, under the Stars and Stripes, is no more evidence of his loyalty to that flag now, than is the fact that because Twiggs, Beauregard and Johnston, and hundreds of others who fought so gal lantly upon the Mexican battle fields, in company with Mr. Tilton, they are not traitors now. We hope Mr. Tilton will lose no time in removing all doubt of his loyalty to the Government by an unconditional expression of his approval of the meas which have been adopted by the Ad ministration for putting down this re bellion, and hisdesire to see this speed ily accomplished. 86S°» We take pleasure in announcing that our friend nncl contributor, J. G. Swan, Esq., lias in course of {.repara tion a scries of articles relative to Wash ington Territory, for the STANDARD, which will undoubtedly prove of great interest to our readers. Besides the remainder of tho scries we commence on the first page of this paper, we have an article from Mr. Swan entitled, "Scenes Among the Muckahs," which we will give as soon as practicable. These articles will give the reader n bet ter idea of the northern, and much of the hitherto unexplored portion of our Territory, as well as of the condition and characteristics of the Indian tribes in that section, than can possibly be ob tained from other sources. This fea ture of our paper, alone, is well worth a year's subscription to the reader. §ST The Overland Press of Sept. 30, contains an ujrerti*e:nmt on the first column of the second page which sounds exceedingly 44 gassy." Pne, like that diminutive vegetable so often quoted, can always * 4 speak" for himself. B«g* The Ct-runii-' dutchman uv« the alitor of the OrtgomaM wield* a ** vigor ous |*n. The ChrvHtcU man ought to kuow, » it i« but six mouths since the Orryonian uid that Struve's editori al* tmrfl of taucr km ml. B>ai" Charles Waterous, Esq., the U. S. l'ostal Agent for this count, arrived by Sunday evening's stage, and outlin ed his journey dowu Sound by the EH lerprim on Monday. NT The Ocfrhtmi Prtu says it has no counectiou with the Pre*s at Vic toria, and wishes it undervtood that its advantages are not confined to that locality. REJOICE YE BACHELOUS. —The Orrgo hinu says there ia a large number of girls among the immigrants to that State. Who next for Oregon T I bmuv atio*al Eiiiimn*or Wok* of IxDCrr*T a*d Alt.— Wo ore in debted to Got. Turney, of tbe Gen eral Committee appointed for the par pose of tusking arrangement* to aecwy ; a representation of the works of Indus- I try and Art of tho Pacific Cooat at the . Loudon Exhibition of May. 1862, for s copy of tbe circular issued by the com uiittee for this All article* de- signed fur exhibition will be collected liv tliis comiiiiyee, and in dae time for warded to London in charge of tome person ch*»sen for the occasion. A r«»om luis beeu provided in San Fran cisco to receive such article*, until tbe Ist of January, I*<> 2. Tbey must be marked - World's Fair ot 1802," and addressed to Iloyal I" i-ke, Xo. 213 Sac ramento strict, and should V-e acc«'iii panied by a brief description, indica'i name, h»cality, and other circumstance* that may add t»> their interest. All classes are cordially invited toco-o|n-r --ate with the committee, to make th< part of the Clr-at Exhibition rcpt. ■•<•!»{- ing the Pacific Coast worthy of general notice and admiration; and all pe»-oiis having in their possession such tacts relative to the natural resources and fa cilities f.»r industrial pursuits in their respective districts, as they may think important and interesting, ar> request ed to eoinniunicate them, a- it is the intention of the committee to have a report to accompany the articles sent to the Exhibition, based upon informa tion thus received, as well as upon the geology and ininerology of our coast. THE DKMOCIIATICPAUTY AND THE UN ION'. —We copy the following paragraph from a letter of Mr. Hush, of the Ore gon Statesman, dated Xcw York, Aug. 16. Coming as it docs, from the lead iny Democratic journal of Oregon, we hail it as conclusive evidence that the great body of the Democratic party of Oregon are not only true to the Union, hut are willing to lay aside all partisan feeling and rally around tho Adminis tration in support of our national exist teuce. Mr. Bush says : "I notice the secessionists of Oregon are anxious to " reorganize the Demo cratic party." I hope no honest man will put his foot into the treasonable pitfall. In this hour of dread peril to to the nation, let such as are at. heart for the Union, such as arc ready unhes itatingly to support it, array themselves on the side of tho government and stay and strengthen its endeavors to crush this wicked rebellion, and preserve the Union. Let such constitute ono party, and let them be confronted, and con fronted only by dUuiiionists. Let us so divide in Oregon. Let those who ore for preserving tho government ami maintaining the Union form one party, and let those who are opposed to it— traitors of every class—form the only other." BiSuTlio Oregon StutoFair was held near Oregon City on the first four dnys of the present month. We learn that 1,000 entries were made the first dny, and everything bid fair for a complete success. We tender our thanks to the managers for a complimentary ticket. Itey* The 0. P. says it is a good 44 ad vertising medium." We havo heard of the 44 rapping medium," the 44 tipping medium," etc., and we have oo doubt but that this is another spirit medium, as we hear much snid about 44 tho Spirit of the Press." BUT The 0. Press contains a 44de tailed" account of a fight between two squaws. In this dearth of 44 locals" we mast admire tbe of our friend who knows so well how to his 44 tide unfold." ■ 1 ■ ■ The decisions of Governor Tur ncy and Chief Justice llcwitt, relating to the removal ol the Executive Office and Territorial Library, we take from the Vancouver Chronicle of the i!6th ult. Qt EKK. —The O. Prcs* MVS that the At«it r*o», on lier last trip down, took lire stock and px«*enjr»'r». Are we to understand that the passengers were " <&a</-hcads°*? tST We learn that oar townsman, C. H. Ilalc. Ksq., intends to establish himself iu the mereantile business at this place. Success to him. |o* The tkerlamd Prrs* of the Sd inst.. in consequence of the extraordin ary press of matter, we presume, leave* two columns blank. DUT. Cot*T.—The Court for the 8d Judicial District, commenced its session at Vancouver on Monday, the 80th ult. 09* B. F. Kendall, Superiutendent of indiau Affairs, has gone east of the mouutains ou an official visit. ggr Senator Nesmith proceeds by next steamer to Washington. Tiaras—'To Capt. Fleming for a copy of the Britibh (Menitt. LATO nam TU mumo M fit. J«Mfk Dttnto September ITtk MKIMM/SBfXG XEA K KAXSAS CITT. Shoottof CU. J . A. Wmtkmftv*. iimMm rfliWTwb tahiiMi ifCita. Yiu>. fept t«. fna Jaeok Well* ililiM IM aiiiea nil mt Fart Ctankill. I*4 T»f Mt «»tk iltlH from L»«it»«iim to fr+pltmlter ITtk, «• htW at 4 r. m. Lnmiom. Xcf ITtk. U<t trrMil< frv>a ikr S««lk»r« borltt r»- prr»rau i.ea ILa;mrt ain kief \ortk. On UM ulMWtuf liia It >■ aiiftrali tv ut>u a ufuraMua of tke mode rn* al otiruafrt, o«.af la tkc at inyi il K.W. A'««t IM*rrhth*m at Flatte rttr, right ■•in aa*t w I here, rrttrrju. «nppo»e4 lo bt M tkeir war to juii I'atur or Ptm cr«a«'( the rurr at bbtrtj Puii Imbif tt«itt«rtt au traair 1 km »a Silaidai. U.e M>li. i>\ lUc >)>|M<raiii< ut rebel .«t i> ".i tbe I. ink "I Ikr riiit. A ioa pin_» •»( ttratr uwunlrl imrn •k« arrr teat »»rt Ir.iai here di»e«M -rr I a Try I nap ut law or tbre« ksaJrrJ ttii-o ::i s"l I'--m n<ff A« s!ii imaal r «•*- lirtaihd uu tbe afterMoa ut the I'-th. aho kt!!e.J .eirnil i-4<wr>. mil til naiu'K'r <il burm. and ile»lrojed I 111 if lultaiki. Only oar I nlrul aouaded Ye-terdiy a Urge (<>rff df rrl*l> lo be a |nrt uf Ihe lu u.l rnfnlli « n I il J"t. Jo. d|>;ir irril four mile* U-iov. >iu ibf op|M»»ite *ide ol the rner. flii'l attempted to • tin* riter in a flit nr.* #t |M rt of l!u*ir ftirre lo I tbe attention ol ibr Federal*. lit firing into the city Wviinil'itt. They *t-re repul»ed ami Ilia sunk. It i« believed llii v'f rrtdeil in cro««- iiii> ut Mibley ferry. sixteen tuile* bciow, whit b 11 u'i hate po-*c»»iou of. The rebel* in KeutU' kv had seized ail the banks of Howling Cireen. nuil uji|iro|>riuted the money. It is runiore l in Wnshington that « gross fraud had lioen diacovered. All is quiet on the Potomac. The Capt. (ieneral of Cuba, bus issued a pro claination from her Majesty the Queen, as follows: 1 have declared, tinder date of August, that all vessel* occupied in legitimate commerce, proceed ing from ports in the Confederate States, shall lie entered and cleared under the Confederate ling, and shall be duly protected by the authorities of of the Island. Foreign Cousuls arc uotilied that 110 interference on their part will he tolerated. Cotton is taking second growth in the vicinity of Monticello, Arkansas, and it was considerably damaged in consilience. Advices from Richmond say, tobacco has suf fered from the same cause. $3,000 was subscribed to the National loan at Troy, N. Y. Steamer Champion from Aspinwall, sth, lias ar rived. • Advices from Clarksburry, Va., state that rebels commenced and advanced pickets towards Elkwa ter summit, and succeeded in surrounding the Fort of the Summit and cut the wires. They con tinued the advance on Klkwater. until within i miles of our troops, when a shell from our battery dispensed them. Skirmishing was kept up all night Next morning two regiments were sent out to the Summit. The rebels retreated in confusion. Two rebel ofllcers, spying arouuil the camp at Klkwater were surprised and shot by our pickets. The body of one taken to the camp proved to be Col. John .V. Washington, of Mount Vernon. The President and Secretary of State have been in receipt of petitions from New York and Phil adelphia calling for the expulsion of Wm. 11. Kusscll, of the London 77MM, on the ground that he is u public eueuiy aud should not be tolerutud at this crisis. Prince giiiiWnlm of Prussia had arrived at Wash ington. lie »l once tendered liis services to tbe Government : llu-} were accepted. Uu the Hth, the enemy in strong force of infan try, artillery and cavalry appeard in front of the I'liion Pickets on the center and the right wing of onr forces on the Virginia side of the Potomac. They made their demount ration on the road lead ing from Falls Church to Hull's C*oss-roads, dri ving in our pickets. Heavy bodies of scouts and skirmishers immediately followed; planting a heavy section of artillery near Merry Hall House. From this thev played upon the Union pickets, directing their Are at every point along the road. The Union pickets rnlliedwithout confusion. In telligence was immediately sent to Geu. Mc.Dow cll at Arlington House. After demonstrations on our pickets near Bull's Cross-roads, the rebels paid their respects at sev eral places to the right of our works, near the Chain Bridge, and made an onset on Vanderburg's house. Two miles from the Union camp, where wo had pickets stationed, they fired eighteen or twenty shots, doing no damago. Soon sftir, a body of cavalry And infantry ap peared, when our pickets, 20 men, retreated ton house eight miles distant, where they were shortly attcrwards rciul'orced with a battery of artillery and a couipiny of infantry and cavalry. They took positiou and awaited the appearance of the enemy. The steimsr CJunhia nrrivei at New York on the I4tb, with dates from Havana to the lOtb. Vessels under tbe rebel flag were admitted into tbe ports of Cuba, to discharge and receive car goes. under the same privileges as vessel* of all civilized nations, without recognition of nation ality. A balloon reconnoisanco at Wash ington, showed that the body of rebels which advanced the night before were falling back on Manassas. The gener al belief M that they intend giving bat tle somewhere on our liucs within 48 bourn. A naval officer from Fortress Mon roe says an attack is exj»ected on New |M>rt Mews immediately. Several war v«wl« have gone there to assist in defense. St. Joseph is now in possession of Federal truoj*. SALT LACK CMR, Sept. SI. It is generally Itelieved here tliat the mail i< stopped fur the present, and there is great anxiety about our East em exchanges. Tut Emnui.—The EnitrpriM made her first and second trips to Vic toria and hack, earying the U. 8. mails, in 48 hours each. It she contin ues to make this time she will have no diflfculty performing the semi-weeekly service. 18. The day appointed by the Pres ident for fasting and prayer, the 36th ult, was observed generally by the peo ple of Oregou and Washington. f9» The Adrtriiaer says that several familes of immigration hare icttM in Grand Roode valley. Rom. In . SrM I? •Sr. Jokkimi. Sept. L»> TmimT or VmiMTos,) Execatiative Chamber. - Olyiapia. t, I*6l. j A. J. L*trmtct mmd Lttrn E*q t—(.eutlemanHaving jut tend a)x« tbe i«t« of BuM*7 far tbia Territory, aad bviaf a*e>pect«% duClied with, and aarroaadrd bj tbe duties, anil rwpmwWilW ofd'wtiiMir, and uot being vt *ry familiar with Jimr atatatea, lu<-al iutereats ami I««CJI prvjo dkr«. I feel much enil>«rra**nieiit on awiHiut of tl»e «jae*ti*»u pTMfiitfd in roorcuiMuuiik'itioii of tbe 6th, lunwlfj io lue )>u S*«tunh»v the ~tb iii*t»nL Yet, l-eiiijr uuiiitutunil either In fear, favor, or alTcitiwti. I>) n»ali«ie. hatred or ill-will. or by any of *he m<»-t wwrte J ul je<l l-eing t« disrharge all my duties with fi ! -lity and impartiality. I j I amir th* cwirirtM!* of Uiy mind, j by a e»«jisid ion of that «|oe«tion. I do this. I. ever, without following you through tbe w l:»Je of your very lei gihy arguno t. Th«t.h fii>t I remark, before leav ing the States, I learned yoar Capitol hail '» in removed to \ am-onver. On ' rea« bit:if the Territory, however, I ; failed t<> find it at that place. Couse quentlv I had to eouie to thi- |>oint to enter II|K»I» the duties of my office. Had I found the Capitol at Vancouver, ; I eertainly t-hould have stopped tbeiv. but not finding it there, i-" it « part of i my duty, us Secretary of this Territory. • . • I * I * • : or A etuis Governor, to remove thither This is u big question—the question i iu which you and your constituents, and the citizens of this place feel deeply interested. It is one of those questions which always excite interest—some- I times warmth ; therefore I am the le.-s surmised at your failing to he entirely i cool, and at your criticism, which I ; ' think severe, on the action of my pre- i decessor, which was in my judgement j f uided alone by his convictions of right, n speaking of Governor McGill's course iu relation to the Territorial Li brary, you say, your eontituents "re gard this act as a high handed usurpa tion of power iti a matter over which he had no control in any manner." You also say:—"There was no law of Congress that gave the Governor any control over the place where the Library 'should he kept," &c. If it he true that Gov. McGill had no legal authority for his course, in eontroling the Librarian, where would I find authority for di recting that officer? I ask the ques tion seriously not facetiously. But suppose I had a legal right to or der all the Federal appointees to Yan ! couver, and power to compel obedience, i would it he morally right, under the I circumstances, which surround us Na -• it t m . •» . • 11-. A • _ t tionallv r.nd Territorially to exercise such power now ? I think not. Our Oovcrnincnt, although tlio best ever made by man, is assailed from without, and from within, by Rebels and Trai tors, and Treason sympnthers, who aro trying to ruin it, because they cannot! continue to rule it Therefore from ne cessity, and and in defense of our glo rious* Constitution and laws founded thereon, the administration has had to increase our National debt millions ot dollars. Under these circumstances should not all loyal patriotic citizens bo as careful of public assets, placed under their control, as of the private property they possess. I think they should. And the government having already furnished a comfortable Capitol, it ought not to be a died now to rent an other. We should not in times like these, ask the Government for a single dollar,which is not essentially necessary. It has need of all its resources to put down the unhallowed rebellion and to recover from the frauds and peculations of the Buchanans, the Cobbs, and the Floyds, who depleted its treasury. frue you promise, and I doubt not would furtush funds to remove tiic public property to Vancouver; but re flection has satisfied me I have no right, as a public officer, to receive contribu tions f.»r any such purpose. And I! have been unable to hud any law con-1 ferring any such authority. But if we had funds, legally raised and oil hand to defray the expenses of removal! | there is not now time to remove, and get things ready by the meeting of the ; | next Legislature. Beside* th;« whole ' question lias been referred to the pro per department at Washington City, both In - my immediate predecessor, Uov. XifUill, and myself, aud I lio|« Mtot: to be able to report the decision tliereon. Governor McGill, liavii.g adopted this course, and lie having been 1 here during tbe |ieudcnry tif the ' ; whole controversy ami dou lit leas un -1 derstanding it much l»etter than I do, and being equally disinterested. I see no good rvason for departing from tbe precedent he has set. These «•» n»idcration«. and the fact ! that there seems to have been Ho* i rolling" in |M«*ing the act fi»r removal, | influences uie to think I should not art ! in complying with your request. A <r«orer, after mat are* do ' liberation, 1 am comjielled to dtfler I with you hi relation to the force and i effect whir'i should he given to the I vote of tbe p <»ple on this Capitol quea ; tion. lam one of thnee who think the people the rirhtfnl source of all political power, especially in a government like' our*. It ia true tbe Organic Act does not, in term*, authorize the Lagiriatane to referanyofitb acts to the people fin-ap proval. Tet I imagine the law making power mar legally and ia maar eaaea ought |» maVe awh wfcwaem. | Tbe actiM af tbe pmpli mm tbe : tion at waae, ihwn that Olyaipia 1^ two vote* for rrtataiaf tbe Capitol, u, Vancouver'® one far removing feu tbe face at' all tbaaa tela woald it m look modi like I aiibrf to iW *u little brief Blluiiij with which I accidentally iarwtai, TCR I to lawr, and taar up maeh of tka l«en done by tboaa who bar* ban bare aore thai I bare I think it w<»a!d look exactly tl«t **T— fry »odi a i*<*iti«i 1 mutt lwrh%4_ I am to IDH thing* as I find them. I hope y..« rwprt my motive*, and belter* aw a he ) our obrdien' aervaat. L. Jit. H. TI*JKT, Act'fr Gov. Wa»h. Territory In this ca* a motion i« btadr •#«•»! u|- n it < f tbe reiatur for writ ot mandate—the Court safer stands the taw to lie that when tbe plication writ i* to rnfiifrf tbe right of an indiv .dual the sdfidatit mu-t -ho* olilv 3k f ' /*«(»«" title, but it TUM also show that he has complied with sli the forma CKI -sjiy to constitute bit risht. and a!«o he has previoudr applied to the defendant to do tLat which hi> requires the court to command the iH-rtorniam-e of. and his or their re- or neglect—this ca«e is brougit under a otaMite pa-*<d at the last sessioa «>f the Legislature—whether right or wrong we will not now ftopto enquire —making it obligatory UJKHI the Libra riaii to remove the Territorial Library to Vancouver, upon condition that ( larke county defray the expenses, etc., etc. It is not alleged in the affidavit first that the Relator ever requested the Librarian to remove said Library to the ; city of Vancouver, and second that no money was ever tendered by the Rein i tor or any one else to the Librarian to 'defray the expense of removing said Library, both of which in the «piiii(ii of the Court would be conditions prec edent, and therefore the motion U over ruled. To which ruling the Relator's coun sel excepts and exceptions allowed. C. C. HEWITT, C. J. and presiding Judge of the 2ud Judicial District, W. T. California Diapatch. SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 24th. The statement that Gen. Sumner is to be superseded in command of this De partment by Col. Wright is denied positively by the General. Col. Wright left to-uay* for Los Angelos to take charge of the troops in that region. Whenever Sumner moves with the new regiments, Wright will return to this port to take command during the absence of Sunnier. Lieut. Col. 01 uev, of the 2d Volun teer Regiment, had a controversy to day with Gardiner, the stage proprie tor, regarding an agreement of the lat ter to carry volunteers to camp. Gard iner was insolent, and Ohicy resented by striking him sharply in the face. Gardiner drew a ktiite, but the bystand ers interfered and stopped the affair. A personal colieion took place this afternoon between Daggett, editor of the Mirror , and McDonald, editor of tho Journal. Several blows were ex changed, when they were separated. Dr. Scott has sold his residence on Riucon Hill, and secured passage for himself and family in a sailing vessel bound to u European port. lie has re ceived several threatening anonymous letters, and been advised that orgauized bodies of men had sworn to take his lifo if he remuiued. The truth of the last statement is doubted. The examination of Judge Mcllen ry was concluded to-dav, aud resulted in his acquittal. Captain Stewart tes tified that the prosecuting witness, McMauus, was directed by Gen. Sum ner to make complaint and sent to town for that purpose. Stewart also tes tified that he would uot believe McMau us under oath. A warrant was issued for the arrest of McManus on a charge of perjury. It is questioned whether Sumner will give him np. Selim Woodworth has been reinsta ted as a Lieutenant in the U. 8. Navv. Lawler and Lovelace, steamboat run ners went ont at 4 o'clock P. M. t to fight u duel with pistols. BIT OXE H«rs m TH« Rarcaur. — The New York Lemlcr very truly savs: There U hot one hope for the Rf i>uhli<-. It in tut uwrt itaett, ernoh oat Ketieliion and compel lhffe«ra»drtf|<*vt of its fiirmin abroad and at koM—or it W lost! There is no middle mnmni —I here is no middle roane. Lai the men of the |ieot4« shake off this di*> eonrajfeinent. and rfwpi'UW at OMC oar duty and oar power briMltaiplt. aad the dote of the present met—ara caa easily taVe care of the (btar». m»Wa leant from the Portland Ttmts that the aNarner Mtdtmmmk will hereafter ran het w«ea Astoria and Port land—leaving Portland every Monday aud Thursday ereuiugs—fare ffl. |0" Hon. Win. Sroag aoatradicta the import that his brother J. C. Strong, eommander of N. Y. Voluateer*, » killed, aa ia stated bjr M«M of <mr ex changee. ML The "oldest iafcihitapt" p**- dicta aa early winter.

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