Newspaper of The Washington Standard, March 29, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated March 29, 1862 Page 1
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H»sli»gf®« mm VOL. 11. THE KASmSfiTOJ STANDARD —MSUBD IVBEY SATURDAY MORNING BY— JOHN MILLER IMRPHY, Editor and Proprietor. Knbarrlplloa Rain: Per Annum $3 on " Si* Months 2 O<J INVARIABLY IS ADVANCE. Adverllnlnff Rafnt One Square, one infertion, » $.! 00 Kach additional insertion I 00 Business Cards, per quarter 5 00 liberal deduction will be made in favor of those who advertise four square.", or upwards, bv the year. of birth", marriages and deaths in serted free. Bill Heads, Cards, Hills of Fare. Circular*, Catalogues, l'uuii>lilcls, ic., executed at reasonable rates. All communications, whether on business or for publication should be addressed to the edi itor of the WASHISUTO* STANDARD. OFFICE—In Barnes's building, corner of Main and First streets, near the steamboat landing. HENRY M. M'CILL, [LATE SECRETARY OF THE TERRITORY.] Attornoy-at-Law, Commuriontr of the Court of Claims of U. S. —AND — Coramissioer of Deedsfor Oregon and Washington, WILL devote special attention to the prepara tion of the necessary papers to accompany chums under the act of March 2d, IHftl, for the payment of the war debt, and to business before the U. S. Land Offices. OFFICE —On Main St., Olyinpia, W. T. [4l] GEO. L. KENNY J. D. ALEXANDER (Late of 11. 11. Huneroft k Co.) BOOKS AND STATIONERY. k)AA VOLS. LAW HOOKS. I 10,000 Vols. Miscellaneous Books. luo,00() Vols. School Hooks. 1,000 " Medical Hooks. 2,000 Reams Letter Paper. f>oo Reams Cap Paper. fioo Reams Legal Cap, and * 500 Reams Note Paper. 500,000 Envelopes, assorted. For sale at the lowest rates by KENNY & ALEXANDER, COG and 008 Montgomery Street San Francisco, June 3, 18C1. 33:m0 CEO. L. KENNY, HAVING witUdran from the firm of 11. Il.nnn croft k Co., has this day associated himself with Mr. .1. O. ALEXANDER, an.l will continue the BOOK A 1 STATIONARY BISI.VESS, In All Its Branches, At GOG and 60S Montgomery Street, SHERMANS BUILDING, Opposite the old Btand, under the name of « KENNY & ALEXANDER San Francisco, May 20, 1861. 29:m3 CLOTHING EMPORIUM, 178 Clay St., and 107 Montgomery St., San Francisco, And 118 Broadway, New York. /■"CONSTANTLY on hand the best selected and \_y most extensive assortment of Gents' and Boys' Clothing on the Pacific coast, which we can and will sell lower than any other House. Boy's and Gents' Clothing made to Order. LOCKWOOD, KWELL * co. January, 19 1861, l(f:ly CHARLES F. BOBBINS, Importer and Dealer in TYPE, PXESSES, PRINTING MATERIAL INKS, CARD STOCK, Ac. Koi. 11l and 118 Clay Street. San Francisco, January sth, 1861.10:ly OLYMPIA WAGON XAOTFACTOBY. Stuart & Blackwhenr, WOrLD inform the citizen* of Olvm- cJFMX* pin and tbe surrounding conn try that they are now manufacturing WAIi(IN>,('AK IMAGES and BI'CJUIES of all descriptions, from tbi brat of imported material. »r experienced work men, for which WHEAT willbe taken isrirliange, delivered at the Tuuiwater mill*. Shop corner lid and Chinook Street*. Olympia. December 8, 1880. 4:tf BROOKLYN HOTEL COKSVR BliOAttWA Y AX It SAXSOMK STS. PAS FRANCISCO, THE proprietor of thi« well known and J*± old established House U still at his old tricks— feeding the public for the low «um of rol l DOLLAR* per week, and the err is •■Still thej come !" Thil Hotel was established in I ail, an 1 the proprietor proadly appeals to its well-known reputation, and at tbe unr time pledge* himoelf to use every endeavor to add to tbe comfort and convenience of bi» gnests. Tbe Brooklyn Hotel WAGtIK will alwaj* be ready on tbe wharf on the arrival of the steamer*, to convey passenger* snd their baggage to tbe House, free of charge To prevent imposition, be positive and see that liUooKLVX HOTEL is painted in large letter* on rides of the wagon. Hoard per day $1 :—Board per week $4: Meals 50 cents :— Lodging* 5u cents :—Lodging* l*r week »1 to £4 :—Muglc rooms iu cent* |>er night. JOUN KELLEY, Jr., Proprietor. >-in Francisco, Oct. 19th, 1861. 4U:m t J. W. JOHIMI, A TTORXEY AT LAW. Solicitor in Chancery, j\ and Proctor in Admiralty Seattle, March. 1801. ls.tf OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, MARCH 29, 1862. Hative and Foreign-Born Citiiena. OI.VMPIA, March 24, 1562. EDITOR STANDARD: —Through tin* P. S. lltraid we learn that Victor Smith, Esq., has appointed a "Scotchman" to a clerkship in the Custom-House, and it modestk|(forthe ed itor ii« a modest man) throws a "wet blanket" over the net. Damon, true to his "anti-Irish" proclivities, (for the African cannot change his color, nor the leopard its sfiots.) finds in this net of the Collector fresh motives to " re- cup" the " five bleeding wonnds" of the Xorth- We*t, and ina "high diddle" assures his for- Tv subscribers that "forbearance has ceased to lie a virtue," now threatens to appeal to the "last argument to which kings resort" to promote the said Victor to so high a position that even his heels will not "scrape the dust." Kacli mid every foreigner, from whatever country ho may come, does so under untold difficulties, which are readily and fully appre ciated by the majority of your readers, who have experienced the pangs attendant on leav ing behind the pleasant associations of homo and friends, ease and comfort, to brave the storms and sorrows of pioneer life, far, far away. Most of the European governments have facilitated immigration to their own re- spective colonies by wholesome laws and reg ulations, exercised under the fostering care of agents at home and abroad, who have secured passages free, in good, safe, sea-wort by ves sels, and have rewarded such emigrants with homesteads, and rendered important aid and assisted them in securing the homes and the comforts of colonial life. These comforts and privileges have been improved by thousands who are now basking in the broadest sunshine of Indian prosperity and luxuries. How dif ferent the case with the libcrty-foring people who sacrifice tho graves of departed friends, the joys and comforts of kindred and tried friends, to buffet the storms and privations of the "middle passage," and the many pangs that surround the emigrant as he pursues the "noisless tenor of his way" to the of civilization where the "setting west merges into the rising east," nnbonored and unprotect ed by emigrant agents, and unsupported by ffovwrumonHMd-aud Assistance ! - From the foregoing facts it will appear that the majority of emigrants coming into these States do so solely at their own risk and ex pense, from which we infer that in making this country tho home of their choice they do so entirely from the purest love for the mild and fostering form of our government. Among the millions who have sought and found " n home and a country" here, some "unclean birds" have flocked; and that a tur bulent clement has been manifested by for eigners in bygone days is not a wonder, and that this element has been used by crafty pol iticians, for selfish purposes, all will deplore. It is a matter of gratitude, however, to say that as fast as good schools are encouraged and sustained, and institutions for alleviating the ills of frail humanity are fostered and cherished, so fast do we elevate our fellow men to the lofty position of conservative, loy al and patriotic citizenß. Whatever prejudice or fear that ever exist ed in our country against a "crudeforeign ele ment" and their influence on the political and religious status of our great country, it is now very apparent that such fears no longer exist. The plains of Virginia, Kentucky and Mis souri, now fattened with the blood of foreign ers, nails this venerable antipathy to the earth, and the devil go with it. Among the glaring falsehoods arrayed against the " Mack Republican Party," in 'AG, none proved more disastrous to our common country than the al lejred hostility of that pnrtv against foreign ers jtrr sr. Hy this sad delusion the old pult lie functionary "fell up stairs," and obtained his "fallen greatness," which has entailed so much "splendid misery" on our bleeding country. The " equality of man ln-fore the law," a* examplificd by the Frcsident, who avoiding all "odious distinctions" in the lofty gen erosity displayed in nmnotioßß to the civ il, diplomatic, military and naval service of our great Republic. marks a »•» era iu our national affairs which is calculated lo affect the material and social welfare awl comfort of our people for all mining time. Kngtislimen. Irishmen. Frenchmen, iv German*, are such no longer, for on each and all falls the sub lime mantle of the American ritiwn. The noble magnanimity displayed by the Frew dent, ami carritd into practical operation by his subordinate* in the Atlantic Stales, fully animates the Republican |tarty on this coast. Arriving here, a "stranger in a strange land." we gratefully acknowledge the untold k.mi nt ss we have received at the bands of thoae " who point to heaven and lead die way," and if " Victor y has not crowned our efforts." ve certainly cannot think that any antipathy attaches, though " not to the manor bom." We have failed to elicit any disapprobation from our political friends at this act of the Collector in his appointing a " Scotchman" to a clerkship in the Custom-House. The Federal jiatronnge in this Territory is exces sive, much more than in any of the New England States in times of peace. The pa tronage is not only extensive but varied, em bracing all shades of country and creed, from the " Free-soiler" of '4B to the "Douglasite"of yesterday ; but among the whole, notwith standing that full one-tilth the forces now con tending for our national existence are Cier mnns. Irishmen, and n few " Scotchmen," yet we have to learn the name of even a subal tern, of foreign birth in the civil service of the I*. S. (Sovcrnincnt, iu our broad territory. In view of these facts, and we defy contradic tion, we think that this morbid nntipatliy ngainst the " Scotchman" aforesaid is small business on very small cajiital. so "to tlio world and the rest of mankind" we say, "Conic along! Come along! Don't be alarmed, for Uncle 'Sam is riclieiiough to give us all a farm.'" ".TOR LANE," M. 1). Later from the Atlantic Side. illa Kansas Ours Again—Federal Victories in Arkansas, New Mexico, Tennessee and Ken tucky—Evacuation of Pensarola—ltebcls all Concentrating Around Jijf. Daris— Panic at Richmond—Xaval Engagement Sear Portress Monroe—The Merrimac Sinks one and Captures another Vessel— She finds her Match in the iron-clad steam- er Monitor—Xor/olk to he Destroyed hi/ the Rebel*—They Contemplate Burning Alvm phis—Rebels Evacuate Xetc Madrid—Con gressional Xews, 4r., S>r. The steamship Oregon arrived at Portland on the 21st inst. bringing Atlantic news up to the 15th and from Sail Francisco to the2C>th inst: I 'ILL I.MM'I.I'IIIA, March 14. —A special dis patch to (he Xorth American reports that Beauregard has been appointed Commander in-Chief of the rebel forces, and that the evac uation of Manassas was at his suggestion. It is further s'ated that a dispatch to tin; Rieh mond Dispatch and Enquirer says that the Hampton Legion left Fredericksburg on the -Uth, hound South. Tho lines <>■> the Ittippn had been burned and abandoned by the rebels. KKW YOKK, March 14. —London letters of March Ist to commercial houses say, on the whole, there is observed quite nil impression in Kngland that the struggle will he termina ted this spring. American securities are con sequently buoyant. The Dispatch calls attention to mysterious placards indicating Union conspirators at work. Summary measures to check the pro gress of treason, and the arrest and execution of the conspirators are urged. Cols. Corcoran and Wilcox arrived at Rich mond and it is thought that they will lie held as hostages for Btickuer and Tilghinan. There was a great panic at Richmond, caused by the recent defeats. The leading traitors exhibit the greatest trepidation. John Minor Botts, and twenty other citi zens of wealth, character and position have been arrested and thrown into prison for muu festing Union proclivities. Martial law lias been proclaimed in Rich mond and the adjoining counties for ten* miles around. The Senate of Kentucky has passed a bill, 10 to 4, which provides that any citizen who joins the rebel cause, or continues iu it after the passage of the act, shall be deemed to have expatriated himself, and shall no longer be a citizen of Kentucky, except by special act of the Legislature. A private letter from New Orleans says, there is no doubt on the approach of the Fed erals the city will be surrendered without lighting. Yancey, in disguise had sailed for the South. *l*he people of the South are warnilv urg ing and demanding that Jeff. Davis take the field in person. Special dis|iaiches to the N. V. pa|>ers con tain the following statement concerning (lie disposition of the reltrl torn * <>p|io*cd to the I niou army of the Potouuic. They were perfectly accurate four days ago. ('lunges have probably nrrumit since then; the main farts, however, must rorres|iou<l with the fig urea. At ('eiitrevillc, which is now the rebel strong point there are 54MMMI infantry. lI.tKK) cavalry, and ISO piece*of cannon In-hind bat teries. Along the Potomac. are I'.MXIO to 15.000. At Green Springs, between bnrg and Centrvville, there are three regi inriits of infantry with a sqnadmo of cavalry. At Ijeesburg. three regiments of infantry, "a battery of artillery and a squadron at cavalry : and at Hritonvilhi ten miles sooth of Manas sas, 35,01)0 men. These forces do not include any part of Jackson's army, against which Ranks is operating. All tin- troops of South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and l>>ui*iana were sent away withiu the last two or three weeka, whose term had expired. \ my few whoae term of service expired wars re-enlisted. Special disnatchea to the N. Y. papers state that the rebel Congnsa unanimously adopted resolutions, declaring the unalteralib- determi nation of the Confederate States to suffer all calamities, and never again publicly affiliate with the people guilty of the invasion of their soil an 4 the hatchery of their citizens. Mr. FnulkMr t in a letter published, denies making the L'nioi speech at Martimburg. I'OKTKBKS MONROE, March B.—A flag of truce from Norfolk represents groat excite ment iu that city. The hotels are swarming with oftcem from the (Julf Suites. The Vir ginia troop* have been sent away. The peo ple hare decided on the destruction of the city in ease of nn attack. A dispatch from Atlanta nays that the Fed erals are in |K>ss<>K*ion of M urfreesboro'.— Johu'ou retreated to Decatur Ala. < ten. McClellan the soldiers of the Army of the Potomac on the 14th. For

a long time ho had kept thein inactive, in or der that they might Ite disciplined, armed and instructed. He held them Imck in order that he might pive the dcnth Mow to the rebellion. Tlicir patience and confidence in their tJen eral were worth a dozen victories. The mo ment for action had now arrived. Inaction had passed, and he would now bring them face to face with the rebels. Relation* between the United States and foreign powers are now said to l>e entirely free from apprehension of any disturbance whatever The tone of all correspondence is considered conciliatory. The llritish as well as the French Ministry are evidently gaining strength with their people by discountenanc ing sympathy with Secessionists. An arrival from the West says that since Price's flight affairs on the Osage have be come generally tjiiiet, the secessionists are abandoning ami declining the cause, and de siring to be allowed to live in peace. Many are anxious to take the oath of allegiance. Loyalists who have suffered violence and per secution at their hands, are willingto allow it, preferring to reserve the question ot their fu ture treatment. Jeff. Duvis, in his message to tlio Confed erate Congress, says the Government has no floating debt; that the total expenditures for the year, in rouud numbers, amounts to one hundred and seventy millions. The speaker laid before the House a mes sage from President Lincoln, suggesting the passage of a joint resolution providing for the co-operation with any State for the abolition of slavery', with pecuniar}' compensation. The President proposes this as an initiative step, predicating important practical results therefrom. It was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Nashville Banner of the 3d acknowl edges that the officers and men of the Federal arniv deport themselves townnln the citinma iua most unacceptiouable manner. Leesburg is occupied by the Federal troops. This raisesthe quasi blockade of the Potomac. Correspondence from the army of the south west, March Ist, says that Price remains iu the Boston mountains. McCiillough has burned Cave Hill and all the villages on the Indian frontier. The rebels are committing great depredations on the Union men in this vicinity. The rebel steamer Merrimac attacked the Cumberland and Congress at Newport News, and sunk the former and captured the latter. Tin* Merrimac was afterwards disabled by the Monitor. Col. Geary had taken Leesburg. This is one of the rebel's strongholds. Many priso ners were taken. ST. LOUIS, March 10.—After three days hard fighting, ut Sugar Creek, near Benton ville, I teuton county, Arkansas, Gen. Curtis gained a signal victory over the rebel forces under Van Dorn, McCulloch, Price and Mc intosh. The rebels broke, leaving arms, provisions, etc., behind j hut a large cavalry force was pursuing the flying enemy, many of whom would necessarily be captured. The rem nant of the scattered army pushed toward the Boston Mountains. Our loss is estimated at 800 or 1,000 killed. Rebel loss not known; supposed to be 2,000 or 3,000. Probably 1,500 prisoners were ta ken. More are constantly being brought in. Price, with about 10,000 men, retreated northward, then took au eastern direction— Co'. Jeff. C Davis after him. The rebels had iu their army 2,000 Indians supposed to be under the command of Mcintosh. Federal soldiers were found scalped and otherwise militated by these savages. On the morning oftbeVth. Yau Dorn sent a flag of truce with the request that he lie allowed to collect the officers ami men who fell in the engagement of the Nth. Gen. Curtis gave his consent, and added his regret that such things occur red ou the field, contrary to civilised warfare, (many Federals having been tomahawked and scalped.) and expressed the bop,- that this important struggle will not degenerate into a savage warfare. The rebel ksn was one thousand killed and one thousand taken prisoner* by us. The Federal loss will onlv reach 400, and was ex aggerate.! bv Vesterdav's dispatch. McCulloch and Mcintosh (rebels) have been mortally wounded. andtieu. McKae was taken prisoner. The rebels were completely routed. ST. Lin IS. March 12 —The rebel* have sus tained a complete r»ute at Manassas, aban doning their guns, nm muni lion, etc., to the army under Gen. McCMlan. Ct:\TßKYitXß—This stronghold of the reb els presents a scene of deeulaliun rar«Jy wit nessed. The rebels commenced evacuating the place on Saturday last, and continued un til Sunday night. They then blew up the bridges and tore ap tin- railroad track, bnmed their tents, forage and provisions; in fact, destroyed everything they could ant remove. Most of the cannon have been taken away; those remaining are of inferior ooality, but all the works are splendid. The fortifications are of the most formidable strength, covering the hills near Centreville, and some two or three miles behind each other, in proper dis tance ; so that if one were taken, it would be necessary to take the next. The fortifica tions at Manassas seem to be the same as at the time of the battle of Ball Kan. WASHINGTON, March 11.—'The emancipa tion resolution recommended by the Presi dent passed the House to-day, by 88 to 31. The case of Powell was taken up. He spoke at length in his own defense. He was follow ed by Messrs. Wilkinson, Trumbull, and Ten Eyck. The vote was then taken. Ex pulsion resolution rejected—ll ayes, 28 noes. (•en. McClellan's headquarters are now at Fairfax. The troops at Fort Pickens were all well. The rebels have evacuated Acquia Creek. Bull Hun is being repaired and the rail road to Mtuinassas will soon bo in running order. A battle liad been fottglit near Fort Craig on the Rio Grande, between Texas rebels ana Union forces, in which the rebels were routed with much loss. Bragg had arrived from Pcnsacolu before Norfolk with 7,000 troops. ST. LOUIS, March 11. —The special dis patches to the Missouri Democrat state that two gentlemen, who left New Orleans on the 20th February, say that great distress pre vailed there. All the water approaches on South are well guarded. On the north, forti fied columns run back to Carollton. The only persons in the city not enlisted are Ger mans and Jews. The city is full of secret so cieties and Union Clubs. It is believed that no less than 12,000 belong to these clubs. The condition of things is no better at Memphis. The Appeal advocates the burn ing of the city as a last resort in case of an attack. WASHINGTON, March 7. —'The following confirmations were made by the Senate to day : J. R. Meeker, Surveyor of Customs; C. H. Hale, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Washington Territory; U.S. Stout, Attor ney-General, nnd G. L. Gibbs, Marshal of Utah ; Edward Shattuck, Attorney-General for Oregon; W. W. Watson, Marshal of Ne vndn. Nothing later of the naval battle. The Merrimac was disabled. The Monitor proved herself impregnable to heavy shot in close quarters. LOI:ISVILLK, March 10.—Reliable informa tion from Memphis, of Wednesday, states that the citizens were greatly alarmed, rely ing oti Fort Pillow for defense, but with few troops. The Memphis Legislature had scattered, after several ineffectual attempts to trausact business. Gov. Harris was flying from one southern point to another, with little prospect of suc ceeding in his efforts to rally the people to his aid. CHICAGO, Marco 11.—Manassas has been occupied peaceably by the Federal troops. BALTIMORE, March 10. —The gunboat Al abama from Ferdiuandu, Florida, arrived with a bearer of dispatches from Com. Du pont. The fleet left Port Royal on March 1, for Brunswick, Ga., the enemy flying at the approach of our gunboats. Our forces took possession, but left ono gunboat in charge. The fleet next went thirty miles south to Cumberland Sound, which is the entrance to Fcrdinanda, and took possession of Fort Clinch. -Twelve large guns fell into our handß, and, also, one hundred and twenty eight rifled cannon. We also captured the rebel steamer Darlington, and loaded wag ons of ammunition. The Federal forces un der Gen. Wright, landed and garrisoned the forts and earthworks, taking posession of the city. This latter has been one of the most useful ports to the rebels. The House bill, providing a new article of war. that no officer or soldier shall be em ployed in returning fugitive slaves, passed Senate by 29 to 9. The signature of the President is all that is required now for it to become a law. The Federals after a brief fight arc in pos session of Winchester, Va. It is said that a party is secretly organ ised in Memphis to give full adhesion to the Federal Government. (•reat excitement exists in the disaffected parts of Texas, owing to the announced ex pedition at Gen. Lane from the land aide and Commodore Pendergrast from the sea. The Union sentiment in New Orleans is on the increase. It is not at present believed that a stand will be made there. The last points giving command of the navigation at the Mississippi will be in the hands of the hands at the r ederala, in a very few davs. The Federal fleet was still in sight at Sa vannah perfecting operations. Fort I*nlaski has been entirely cut off from any connection with Savannah, and Commo dore Dupont has completely surrounded that work with the intention of starving its garri son into suWission. or holding them on short allowance, whilst (ten. Sherman is making his arrangements on Tybee Island. The greatest excitement prevails. Gen. Bragg has evacuated Penaaeola and gone to Norfolk, which place is in imminent danger and dossier priaiied by the diviaion ST. LOWS, March 13^—' The AqwMmnhn a letter from Albuauerque, dated Fab. SS, air ing an account of a fight and akhnriah be tween the Tezaa rebels and the Union men under CoL Canby, on the morning of the SI. Two hundred Texan mules, with wagon mae* ten, |were captured. The Texane were ta the heighte oppoeite the Kie Grande from the Fort, which waa destitute of water. CoL Canby had to pass to the water guarded by his battery. He had 2,000 men, and aB oth er outlets were guarded in force. The Tex an g must either surrender or cut their way through. Latertaformatiflfa states that * military ex- , press had just arrived from Fort Craig. The battle commenced at nine o'clock on the mora- ' ing of the 21st, between a portion of our troops, under Col. Roberts, and the enemy, acrosstheßio Grande, with varied euccuse, until noon. Col. Canby then crossed the riv er, in force, with a battery of six pieces and two howitzers, under Capt. Mcliae. Tow ards evening, most of the enemy'a guns were silenced; they however made a desperate charge on the howitzer battery, which waa defended by Capt. I'lumpton's company of regulars, and a portion of Col. Pina's regiment of Mexican Volunteers. The Texane, 600 strong, armed with carbines and revolvers, and a seven ponnd howitzer, charged desper ately and furiously. After discharging their carbines at close distance they drew their re volvers and rushed on the battery amid a storm of grape and cannister. The Mexican Volunteers panic stricken, fled. Capt. Plump ton's company Btood their ground until one half were killed. Capt. Mcßao refused to leave his guns and was killed at liis post. Kit Carson, in com maud of a regiment of Volunteers deployed ae skirmishers, did good service during the ac tion. Our loss is 200 killed and wounded, and the enemy's is believed to be much more. Capt. Jemison lost a leg. Resulta of bat tle important—and will put an end to the fil libustering and treasonable prospects of Van- Dorn and others on the south-eastern bordere of California. ST. LOUIS, March 13.—A special dispatch to the Democrat says a gentleman who left Memphis on Saturday reports no troops there. The policy of burning the city was still dis cussed, and many persons were leaving. Merchandise was being shipped down the riv er. It is stated that Bragg, with 10,000 men, had arrived there, and been sent to New Madrid. All the negroes from the country had been called to work on the fortifications. In Jackson, Tenn., martial law has been declared. In Memphis, on Monday, it was stated that no defensive preparation)* were being made at Randolph, nor between there and New Or leans. The rebels confess that the redaction of Fort Pillow would give the Federals com* mand of all points on the Mississippi. Their gunboat fleet under Hollins, was at Island No. 10. A cavalry force sent from Lebanon, Mo., yesterday attacked a guerilla party. They killed 13, wounded 5, and captured 20, among them Vrig.-Gen. £. Campbell. CHICAGO, March 14.—A dispatch from St. Louis savs: A private letter received to-day from ofheera of Gen. Curtis' army, says the rebels were in force near the Federal army. Another battle was soon expected. WASHINGTON, March 14. —1n the Benito Hale introduced a bill which authorized the building of iron-clad rams and steam gun boats ; also to complete Stevens' battery. The bill appropriates $1,000,000 for the ram, $13,000,000 for gunboats, and $1,100,000 for the completion of Stevens' battery. The bUI was referred. The Senate has confirmed McDowell lhj.< Gen. of Volunteers. CAIRO, March 14.—The rebels evacuated New Madrid last night, leaving a quantity of guns, ammunition, tents and stores, which they were unable to carry away. Bona fight ing took place yesterday between their gaas and our siege battery, in which oar leas was 20 killed and wounded. A shot from ooe of their guns dismounted one of oar H una id ers, lulling 4 and wounding 6. The MM ef the enemy was not ascertained, as they car ried off th-ir dead and woimded. ST. Locia, March 14.— Ofieial nsafe «f the evacuation of New Madrid my tie akir* mishiug lasted several dava. A namhsr ef attempts were made by rebel gunboats to dis lodge oar batteries oa Point rlsaaaat. The rebels left aa imai—a s qaaatity of aWlay stores. This waa the last stvaagfcsld af tka eoemv in this State. Na rebel lag mm fiy ing in Missouri. Chicaoo, March 1A (!■. Hilliit b I* nperadf Ota. Gnat The Mrrrimme waa Ibadly bjmnL It b not hdimd that ihr can ga to ml A fugitive from • village ia Orange eeaatr, Va. 30 eOea IWw Ga*mrtlk eyedW «i --000 rebel tnaaawmaia tie tawa wtea be left, rashiog wildly m. ■aoaiablg *» Prf— troopa to be after them. The arbole nala br which they pawed waa rtiaaa with aabd, hnapaark*! etc. Nambera of adaabi «!• dim lay by the nmUda. Bt. Loom, Mareblt.—TWilitai atKaw Madrid waa mater thaa eappaaad. il leaat a miiiioa doUar* worth ef miiitmy mefty waa taken. The olaa left Ibar tanm their dead aabaried. and theaapper «a their tablea. Nashvillb. Mareb If, ftaa arrived bare ta-day. NO. 20.

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