Newspaper of The Washington Standard, April 19, 1862, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated April 19, 1862 Page 2
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THE fl snMlllIII. r. S. <>FFI(MI- PVFF.B F<>« T!'I: 11 R»:M.-K\. Thr I nlun—li »hull br I n set w d. Agents for the Standard. Tilt followiutf iiauui |[fntlriurn ari author./. •! o rfftiir an t rei •• j| t lor uiourv due on »ut ri|»- iun to 111* .-TAMI.VKU 1,. I*. I i»iu ii has 1 ran.-.- o. •' •! Tii.m. II.IVI c. San l'rju«'i». <• ' (i W Jl>M> Van. <Mi»rr H 1 Atrv !*. Anrairniv «k. I'oint It. !' V.'iii ■«« li«>. JIHIN H'lifTti Port M utiron lUviV C. Wa*. v. Ti.kalrt )| Vll'll tt.:. IttlW. Sfltirf * FCJF- M mrv can IK- scut through the tu.iil« at Our ri-k. The Union Resolutions rejected by the Legislative Assembly of Wellington Territory. lit it rrl-trtj > u the l.r t.l" "iUv rf lh' Trrrit'-ry t4 VWN||ll ". That Ike I nn>Tl i- » > il* «orpnr*liii with the in~tituti«n;- ol "iir • ••umry. that it.- ili--i.liitii.ii wiiul.t in . in.:«-r th.-ir |n riu.»- neiicf, uii'l M-riou-ly thri'.u.'ii o.ir t \i-t. J> i .- -i IKltioll. UtMolr. J. Tli it nil *e> li >ii..l i!ivi:on< r.iu lie Wtter within the Pnion lli in »ii!i..':t tii t'nion. ami that nil prtti \t- I T A •li»—lutinu ..I the I'ulon. »re niiwnrrniitabl' A'.Wn./, That the ill u ril.. itli v. I.i. li tin j r pic IN tin' n-riK- ul llu- I iiion li >a- liivin worthy of their lint-ape. an.l i'i. ii' l.irtlir „lil. ninl makes ns, tin- most ili.-'.anl limhof the I'nii.ii. forever their ilel lor. lie.'nlred. That Wellington T« rrilorv. true to herself, ami true to tlie (Soveriinu'iit. will not I * found wanting i" dcuilion to the 1 uion. in I: l< I- Jty to tlic Laws iinil fi.nstitution. or in 'ln" re.« pect for, anil support of Mr. Lincoln s niluiini-ir.i tion, which the popular voice has called to main tain the one anil enforce the other. Resolved, That a copy of tiiejc resolutions he pent to our Delegate iu Congress, lion. W. 11. Wallace. VOTE ON TIIE TLESOU'TUX*. Yeas —Denny, Griswld, Lombard, Met'.ill, Smith of Clark, Taylor, I'rqnhart, Cock— H. Xayt —Aird, Itoznrth, llates, liently, Chapman. GanUcr. Oilliam, Hinckley, Ilolbrook. l'age. Si t tic, Smith of Walla Walla, Kutli, Thornton, Wil son, Warhass—lo. Nut Votinj —Williamson, Ferguson, McLean and Yantis. SATURDAY, APUIL 1!». INK:.', The Times and Telegraph on a Division. The Portland Time* and Vancouver 7air graph disagree with the Press and ourself concerning the propriety ofa division of Wash ington Territory,—the first iu courteous and dignified language, and the latter iu its usual harangue of abuse and scurrility. "While the article of the latter is directed norw especially at the Press, we presume we will be excused by our coteinporary if we briefly notice the Telegraph's tirade of balderdash. The Times bases its objections upon the supposition that the portion of Territoiy we propose to set off into a new Territory, em bracing the mining region, will not ac(|iiire a sufficient population for admission into the Union as a State if detached from this Terri tory, for many years; and that a division will tend to keep both sections iu a Territorial condition much longer than if they remained intact. In this assertion the Times lessens its own glory in beiug the discorcver and great cause of the influx to the mining region. It has never expressed doubts but that the min ing region will ere a twelve-month receive a population which will entitle it to admission as a sovereign State; but on the reverse, we are compelled to believe by tin; whole drift of the Times' arguments for months hack that thousands upon thousands are and soon w ill be wending their way to build up the New El Dorado. This beiug the case, the sparse population if the portion we propose to retain as Washington Territory would not materially advance or retard the result. The Times will not deny but that the whole Territory, with its present misshapen and ill-defined bounda ries, is far too large to erect into one Stale; neither will it dispute that we west of the mountains would receive less benefit nnd at tention to our wants an "integral portion of a larp* State" than as n separate Territory by ourselves. With the dividing line fixed as promised by ub in a former issue, we would abundant ly posses* the qualification s;«eciiied by the Time* as the "only permanent basis of wealth" —agricultural facilities—while our timber, fisheries, coal, and M magnificent and c.i|mcious Sound" would afford the otheressential requi sites for prosperity and success. The Telrsrajt/t'i article i.- .1 j a'uful attempt •t wit and sarcasm. It attributes our mo tives to the Mine cause which it has been harping upou for tin* |«ist eighteen months. It lias a theme upon which it can fall liack at any time and make a great deal of •• ( 'apit.-d" (in a horn !) It lias already imitgimnl •• the first four acta already pa»t." It has already asserted that Capitol Commissioners have lieeu removed to krrp the Capitol ; (invent on! ami Judges " purouailed" to k rtp th, t V//»- ital ; defective legislation obtained t» ktrp the Capitol; and peculating gentlemen phieed upon the list of cor|*>rators of a certain nn i gatiou company to keep the " capita 1 " o 1 the .Sound! And now, it can see no earthly rea a>u why we should advocate a division of a Territory occupying thn-e times the area of the State of < Iregon but that we only v. i-h to keep the Capitol on the Sound. So complete ly nervosa and sensitive ha> that erratic ■beet become that it sees a ghost in every shadow, and a conceab-d f»> in ewrv rustling leaf. Is it so blinded by malignant hate that it refuses to e« e that a di\ ision ba«> d itj*.ii flu- IM•tindnri* -- .'nlt'»!-atnl hv wijil.l ;IV. \ a tu-mi v. i lh. oiil\ I»!I <lov. ni n i-li.ltirr v hi< h n mail.*-1- i tin atiini.n.i ii • I 11.• • •■!;!' whirl. -' 'li: •. ;.n ••filing I • tll< /• <'' - ' I" li the t' pn.' M li. ijrht ii. i niiil iti.ll« a:i it not MI- I hat \'ai»«-nnir m.hm! nn ««jtial rh'.i.rr vi i;li ;:ii\ |Miint nil t!i Soiiinl f il iui-rrlt th»- mining' f' -i"»i i* liuiih* int»» a it. M I • nitii rv ' <lri* it >•» Iwiuinl ii|» 'ii malic »;?■ to v i-h t<> in..hi- i:.-»unili< ••ihmMv Miri- hv t-Vi-ii j»iv u|. her tlniKi!- in orilt-r t<« pratiliy ajx ttv. t..in inl r« \ -njr« ? W'f iii vi T li»v • ii«>r iii-v.-r «ill h"M thi |» ••• J-U- .MI.IL.' c.iiu:v r.fir MI. II MI: iii.livi ii. f.». \\\- It li. lh« * w ill !•««• *I -I ll that a iliviMnii i» niTi-'irv IIJHPII !.ir ILILT .tut ami lr» M-lii-h fS' : tun.". i' I- ! ' '•'' lit.- |Ml.| !. at), it. l hi it. S- Jill tut irf-jus. ii-. tn a j«ijiu!..:i'iti «h iiilnvr -an ti..i \aiinl ami «i.h !\ «lit: nut lr.nn tl> "1 a j".»i rlul tiu.j'.ri'v w Inliwlt- inti-rt-M in • nil» <lii <1 in tin- ..ii.- .il!-a!.?--riiiii_- h, arrh f>r i - M. t" l-i* J.I II . I in j.n|iaiiU 1\ tin 1 m-li» "f a |ir>nni • u • HI-. lian-ii-'.t miititt); |• jnil.iti->ll. wi .il.. i r manv inoiith* v ill iiuliiiiiiili<-r Hi- liitt-i-n to i.tit*. Till- nn-i witv ul a iiivi»i iii :-i aaiarlv i! .v i- i.livi.iii.«. ami »f «|.-ulit nut I at that ii tin l i.iattt-r i< |it"|n rl\ n-pri «i nti il at our\a ti.iiial t'.iiiitnl tln-iihji-i-i will In a. i.'iiij.li-lii-i! S\l.M<>\ Hi\ Ktt WIIM»wv —I inl« r thi captioo the edit r of the Yrrka Jowmat tnski - nu rrv (ue jii> -iiiiii'. of r !«<• i- a I ;.»he |nr) <'\• r ill)' t:u ttli it ln'l- " It-It to take eare of t lit* women." ll.' •• W. 1. x. i;»i» !y received li !irr.» from sevi r.l of Ili<* jr- l«l litir.t ilijr > .l'ilt diets who left lu ll' I I!" til' 1 NcW 1.1 1 lorndo, couiiutiliicntiug a good ileal of iirw.- lo tell tin ir wives, which, of COIIIM 1 , our gal laiilrv could not resist. I >.>:min<r our best •store clothes,' \vi' »i:ill\- fnrtlt, ami tap jr«-ntlv at tlio iloor, the' ladv cordially in\itts us to tln> parlor nnd lake a chair. la a dignified style we impart the intelligence from Iter clier islieil lord, and at the same time (■mlirm.itifT tlie oppov*unity to enjoy n poeiid i li.it. We discovered, however, that the most important information desired, was when the next dance was coining oft', which we answer to the licst of our knowledge and take our leave, highly flattered." In a suhse(|iient paper the editor, in announcing a hall to he given, concludes with the following advice to his lmchclor brethren: " A large attendance is expected, ami we advise gentlemen not to take advan tage of the Salmon river times l>y engaging themselves ahead, (iivcthe ladies a chalice." Mural—" Hevare of the viddcrs." fV" We have been sli -,wii a private letter from Hugh Wilhelm, formerly of this vicinity, in which glowing accounts are given of the Salmon river mines. The letter was dated March I:2th, at the mouth of Slate creek. It fully corroberates all we have heretofore pub lished i:a regards the richness of the mines, as well as the loss of stock, scarcity of provisions ions, implements, etc. l'lour and beaus were bringing ->1 >">() per pound. No bacon, coffee, tea, nor tobacco to be had at any price. Shovels were selling at -Slili ; axes, &s. Tile mercury had been .'{(l (leg. below zero. .Mr. W. writes of one man who took out eighteen pon/hls of gold in one day, and another who ! took fortv miners from forty buckets of dirt. I " " i He says : " An average prospect is (jj to the i pan"! We "reckon" Mr. Willielni is mi sin \ formed about that last item. We do not be j lieve there are ninnv who can swallow it. We publish on the liiHt page the de cision of the Supremo Court on the Capitol Hill, delivered by Judge (Miphant for tin* inn jority of the Court, in I>ecnnher last. It is, in our judgment, a very able document, and will be regarded at Washington with special favor. We will probably publish the dissent ing opinion of Judge Wyelie when we have space to spare, whether the Vancouver Trie graji/t publishes the decision of the Court or not. We will treat our friends on the Colum bia kindly, and always give them a hearing through our columns, whatever course they may see proper to adopt towards us and our Sound friends. We have often insisted that there is no good reason why there should be any rivalry of interests between the two sec tions, notwithstandiug the Teirifraph insists that there is a dreadful gulf between us that cannot be pa: s -d over. NiiTToiiKt ft TINIM:.— Ihe I'onlaml Timrt copies the statement from our p ip< r that a four-inch plank had been saw ed at Meigs* mill one hundred and se\cll feet ill length, and says that "our saw -mill men s.iv that tiny can saw plank three hundred feet long, and contemplate doing so as soon a» thev can get trees spliced of n suflieieiit length to com plete the job"! We eav •; Vaiike, dotu may ■lo it. [ £'■ 'I lie Walla Walla litatrtmam. of the •»th iiift., sa_\ s: "At l.ift nccotuilN several pick train- had got through to Sainton river with MIJ plies, and all ft an. of fullering for the want of pro«isions had lieeii N't at rot." [V We are l'> '•aN'il to ulsi-rvr that our frieud A. M. I'«m*. o| th ' able to t>e aUitit ag.iu. having ipiite recovered from th- Muldi n and severe illness which confined him to his IH-11. [ I lie Washington Shilr*iH<in. of Aptll sth. is informed that (Jen. Wright designs sending a buly of troops into the mining country the pr< went season. !V A private letter inf..mis us that three lioats arc running dailv to the ('..scrub s, and that tickets are sold two .1 nd three davs in advance. I J "Tlii- (irvir/rr, Harrington, nr rivctl at tlii- jiliu'c on Tufwliiv. Th? Oregon State Union Convention. \\ •• i.:k' l'r<-in tin* Stair litjiulthran the prm-ee ..f ill ■ late Slate L nion Coii li> M iii i»«* City. The ticket tl' .i:iit.lt* *] is composed of lliell of undoubted li'!.-lily to tin- I nioii, n pinion of whoin are 1,1 • »li tin- |».irt i« ~ composing tlx- Convtn li.>ll. From a private letter we learn that the ill. lit-t of fcelinp existed ill the ('ollVelltioll. niul that the nominations were received with jrr. at eiitliUfinstii by loyal nun. Kntificati'ii ir. .tin;.-- wen- In •li-.'liJi -t iloiilit liilt that the whole ticket will l.e i lecti d it: J mil*. R.n.l M. CITV. < In-jiin. April 0. lStit*. The t 'oiiveiilinii met at II o'clock A. M., •lii.l)*' Mr.i!!"ii I liairman. ami Chc»ter N. T. rr*. *>• i ri-taiv. /-ra trm. < )II m.ili 'ii I'L A 1.. I j iVejoy a co.ninittec of five, oil ctedeiiti.ds, wa* apjuiinted hv the t hair. toll.iws: A. 1.. I>iVej.i\-. It. .1. I'ell pra. A .' I haver. \\ . Ilowlhv. .1. W. liritn. i iii i|..ii:nn o| V •' I" Shaw, the I'hair app inte<l a coiiiinittee ot live on (Inhr of |!u.-i:» ms r* followi» : A. C. It. Shaw, It. 1. 11 :■ t <llll jr. .li.»m Applejrati. \\. It. Itaiiiel*. 11. l„ I'reMon. tin mot I nof Mr. I'earne, the Chair «p piinti I a ci.l.iliiittec ol live oil I'enitNlieiit < »r pani/.atioii. a- follow*: I. 11. I'eatue, llirain Smith. Win. I.OJJ:III. .1. 1!. I lay lev, James Watwm. Adjourned till I o'clock IV M. t Mi." nVltK'k r. M.—lit |i n"! ■ t committee on cr> <l. I.i!" < »n motion of Mi. I.inds. v Applcjrate each countv wim allowed to cast the vol.* "I ab sent d. !• gat. s. tin in.>l i->n of W.< *. J..hn-o:i ibf i• p..it <>t ill.' >nn II ill <-. *on credential* WHS adopt, d. I!, port of tlii* coiinuitt.'i' on permanent or ganization recch.d, recommending A. I.nv.'jox for I'lisid.-nt, \V. S. < "ill*". «-*l nnd Chester N. Terry Secretaries. Adopted. •in motion th.' report of the cnuimiitee on the order of bii-'u.'s.i vns ntneuded and adop ted. as V .'.'lows: HrsoheJ, That iliis Convention will pro cced to make nominations in the following or der, to wit : Ist, Representative to Congress; yd. Governor; -id. Secretary of State; lth, State Printer; ■'ith, Stale Treasurer. llrxo/i'iil, yd, that the candidate for Con gress, Secretary of State and Stale Treasurer shall be selected from the Republican, and those of (Jovi nior and State Printer from the Ueniocratie element of this Convention. Mr. Shaw moved to proceed to thenoiuina tion of a Congressman by ballot; Harding moved to amend bv inserting rim rare; amended and adopted. For Congress, first vote,"J. I!. Mcllride, ;>.■>; <>. Jacobs, y|; \V. C. Johnson. I s ; K. 1,. Applegate, 0; Jesse Applegate, 7 ; scat tering. Second vote, Mcllride, />(); Jacobs, .'il ; Jesse Applegate, 11 ; Johnson, (>. Mcllride declared unanimously nominated. For Governor, first vote, A. C. (Jibbs, .'!7 ; J. W. l)rcw, S3; A. Cox, !•'!; A. 1., l.ove- joy. iy; I'uhucr, K; J. 11. Pay ley, Second vote, (Jibbs, 47 ; l>rew, y3 ; Cox, 13; I.ovo joy, 10 ; I lay le v, !>. Third vote, (Jibbs, /»•!; Cox, 20; Pavlov, PI; Lovojoy, y. Mr. (Jibbs was declared the unanimous nominee of the Convention. Secretary of State, first vote, Samuel Mav, 31 ; W. S. Calwell. y:i; Kvans, |N; Church, 17. Second vote. May 01: Calwell S3. May declared unaniiiinttslv nominated. Stnt<> Printer. McCortnick. 7; Gordon, •10. Gordon tli'flarftl unanimously tiomi- Treasurer. K. N. Cook. 74; Dr. War ren I!». Cook declared nnanimonslv notni- ated. On motion of Dr. Watkitw (lie Chairman appointed tlie following eommittee on resolu tions : Dr. Watkins, A. Ilovey, l'reston, Jes se Applcgate, It. K. Harding. Adjourned till 7 o'eloek I*. M. In the interval the delegates from the sev eral Judicial Districts made the following nominations: For Judpc of the 4th Judicial District, K. D. Shattnck, of Portland. For District Attorney of tlm Ist Judicial District, Gnslnv; for the 2d. A. J. Thayer, ofCorvallis; for the .'id, Jo. Wilson; for the 4th, W. C. Johnson of t tregon ( 'ity. Seven o'clock I*. M.—Resolution* were re ported hy the committee and adopted as fol lows : Hrsnfrnl, Ist, that we will ever support the State Governments in nil their rights, as the most competent administrators of their do mestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks against nnti-ltcpuhlican tendencies, and pre serve the General Government in its whole Constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home nml safety abroad. 2nd. That we are in favor of the sup pression of the present wicked rebellion—of a vigorous prosecution of the war so long as necessary to frustrate the schemes of armed traitors. .'tnl. That we are opjs>sed to any peace other than the honorable one sure to cine «lien rebels and their sympathisers submit to the constitutionally elected authorities of the liepublir. 4th. Tli it the (ieiicrnl Coveniinenl should exert iiK uiiiHwt ••IHT'. v to ili'fi'iiH tin' Connti tini<>ll. i*iiriiii> tin- hwi>, nml immw the I nion, nml tli.-ii. in accordance with the*- ri*- ••lutioiiM. »r |i|. il_'i' • mr~>-lv i-- to t>ti|*|Mirt tin* nominees of this ('on vent ion. <hi UHitinii tli- Chair appointi-d a State Central Committee for tin- of tin campaign. as follow * : ll -nrv Failing, ft. F. Harding. Hiram Sinilli. (ti-o. 11. Williams, and S. Ilni'lat. Adjourned ttxr tlir. IT 1 * A rumor reaclnd this plan- hv tumie -n.all craft that tin- steamer thrum* had la-en wi-n p'injr in \ idoria IV Micha. l Chelan U coming to Califor nia. to jrive the San Franciscans a trial of hia skill in handling a cue. TV Win-it was f-elling in San Frnticiscn, April 4th. at S'i 7.»; Iwirlev, £1 30; potatoes eta. I V Hie steamer Trmmii li lt 1 •eselnittcH oil the *id itist. to make a trial trip lor l^cwistou. [ -J- The work on the I l.dlc* ami I >csclmttcs r«1 is said to lie prn;»rcssiii;» vigorously. 1 I V The Amlrrttm is expected hourly. Later from the Atlantic Side. Oprrahoa* at hlamil \a. 10— Tram Xrir Jlrstro— /elnh l'i,if, h nt I mum t '«/</, Trmm—Sunt kirn Xrin—/»»/<»/ M,nl ('a/i --tmrrd—Hilhl Trim/ u Drarrlimu—Pnrsim lirvtra/otr—Matters of ( 'art at It, Miss— t rain Ahhinau. Kamna*— Thr ( 'itni/xligm i* I irtfimia —.1 rtma mrttr 11 'aadstorli— Shrimxhimtr minr Stajf'ard Vrrrif —Ajfinr at Mulillrhart:—lbamrrparil I htt-ffamlni //•' Falls liar I— Thr h'nlrral flrrl m frrmil tin I'iiM.tii af thr .\ln>i*ti/i/Ji—( '/«- t'fiHiiwi/ Prwrriiimzr*—.l Trlt graph him ami I'm i/ir I ill I him li—III hi linn, 1/tinr /*. The telegraph i* working. We nipv the followm*; di-patelie. from «•> Sacramento I mi urn of the .»th in*t: t Mltu. April .'!!.—liitellip'iirc from I-land No. I«» state* Ilint no injurv whatever oc riirn ii to lie m iriar jriniU.ats liv the tornado. Iw o traiispirt*. i uli.-iili ralil v I!.IIU. re turneil io I'.iir > for repair*. The rel«-l tranx |"irtK wire more e\po>-d than oiin>. ami it i* thought Ii lie Mill, rill M'Verelv dill ill;; the ...1 W itit'li pr«-\ .tileil 11.1 illeitl-lli oil h** I*l. t .il. ItnU-rt*. wit Ii fifty pieked men of the I'-' l llliiioi*. went oil ail evpi' litinn to the up |u r reli. I h;it!ery. iii.d on were imme diately fired at liV tile selltilli l-. who fled.

I liir iiieii tin :i 1 I;I !i .1 mid spiked nil the of the liattcrv. An. tli, niiuiiu r were 'if pounder* .Mill .'IV pounder*. The exileditioll returned safely, no man !i.\i:i/ r i i ived a h r.ltrli. \\ .\jnil 3,1.—M ij. L.nm.lson T r«»l: I Mexico, arrived T>l day, ;iin| KIVS the Icl.cls hold eVorv p.'sitii'll of V.lllle except Foil- » and I nion, tlx latter of which. il i> i- ilit- in..-i iipj'i..riant |><>int in the \\ est, containing ti'oiioiis ~f dollars worth of f •■■vi'i'iinu nt -tores. |i i.- now safe pcradvcn ture, and liv I•}<)') soldiers. It lias water itir-i-!<- 'ln' t'oriitic.ni ins, ami pro\isions iiliiii'.--! nnlimiii'il for a t \ttt»», April I.—(hlicers of the (.'untstngu, who II II Inland Nn. 11l at tii H is l to-.lav, K.IV that a rebel transport attempted to remove cannon last night trom the upper Curt and was SII. II.MI liv some nt our mortar boats and com pelled to hasten down tin; liver without nc- C.ltll| lll.-Ililljr 111'1" object. 'l'lii' Polar Star came up from Hickmanfo d;iv, uitli 1(1(1 lihds. ol sugar li.iO bhls. of mo lasses, belonging to private parties, and will lie takrtl to St. l.otiis. Further accounts of the affair at Union City. Tennessee, [an important railroad junc tion,] represent the retreat of thu rebels as be ing very precipitate. They were breakfast ing, unsuspecting an attack, w hen our forces attacked and opened upon thein with artillery. I'll, v left their breakfast on the table. Pu.TiMottr, April S.—The following is from a special correspondent at Fortress Monroe, to the llaltimore American: The number of rebels in Fort I'ulaski was repoit'd by deserters at 500. T\v:> < ieriuan companies hail revolted and were in irons. The rebels hive called their troops from the coast and abandoned their earthworks, previ ous to removing their cannon to Savannah. The city of Savannah, however, is understood to be very strongly fortified and all the ap proaches to it. The force there is variously estimated at from twenty to fifty [?| thousand. (ilcat despondency existed among the troops and people at Charleston. The fall of Newborn created the greatest consternation. The Fire-eaters ridiculed the North Carolina troops, charging them with cowardice. There being two North Carolina rigimciits there at the time a revolt was the conseiiueiice. Tiles. ■ regiments refused to serve any longer, and were allow ed to return home. All iittril>nt<> bravery to <t. Jennings Wise, lull liis father lias so fallen in jmlilic cstima tion tli.it in' was proclaimed at Norfolk as a cowan!. W\siii\(;tox, April 2.—lntelligence has hoen received troni Iticlmioiid, ria llaltiiuore, that the rebels are sending their tohacco to the interior, towards Danville and Farmerfl ville, and beyond Petersburg. It is added, private citi/eus have no control over cotton or tohacco, the military having assumed charge there. ClilCAdO, April I.—A special to the Trib une from Cairo contains the following extract* from Memphis papers : The Charleston Mercury of March 22d says that President Davis in secret session advised the Confederate Congress that prison ers of war released by the Yankee Govern ment upon parole he absolved from their oath and allowed to take part in the struggle of in dependence, and urges as n reason for this infamous recklessness a breach of faith ex hibited by Mr. Sinclair in the exchange of prisoners. Attempts are being made to raise troops hv conscription. Kditorsand compositors are not enrolled except for local duty. The Memphis Appnit says the recent vic tory of the Confederate army |f| is nerving them for new acts and confidence. It enter tains no doubt of the ultimate succesa of their cause. Jeff. Thompson is coin,'titrating a large force at Pocahontas, preparatory to nn attack on the Federals at New Madrid, when Gen. Pope «ill IN- compelled to evacuate the place. [The rein-Is say tliis.| In .Mississippi the planters are |*uttiug their cotton ill order, ready for burning. Pillow has gone to ltichmond. A dispatch. dated New I Irlcnnm March mix x tlu> Federal at earner Vamlrrhill li.nl fouudctvd at «■«, with nil on lioard. [The I 'umtlrrhih is at Xi-w York.] A n-liel nmil wan captured n-ccntly at In ion City, Tenm-n-iec. It contained letter* from tin- Contedi rati' tron|n» at Island No. 10, which n-pr«*ent tlm troop-, disheartened and disappointed. Forty or fifty wohliet* have come into Hick man. Kentucky. jrivi-n up their arms, and de sired tori-turn to tlit-ir allegiance and join tin* Fiili ral army. They ri'|ioit a larp- number of reUI troops ili-lwiiiili-il A tcli jrram tnuii Cincinnati say* that Par aon llrownlow has accepted a lila-ml offer from ('liilds of l'hiladi-l|diia, publisher, and at tin- Parson's rii|U«-*t a copy of hia Ixiok will IM- pivi-ii to tin- editor of every paper in tin- country, HO tli.it they can aee what it roaU to In- loval in Se«-s*i.i. Indications point to Corinth. Mississippi, for the next peat battle of the Fni<m and Confederate troops ii. tli.it vicinity,consisting of the aluHNit entire Western strength. The li;;hl w ill no doul»T IN- loii(» and dc*|icrate. witli more tioo|i» than were at the hat tie of Waterloo. Com. Foote in waiting for souicihinjr vs liieh if toleraldv certain to oc cur. and would feein to render the reduction ■>f MMIII X«. 10 cnmparat ivelv easy, or com pel it* capitulation by u Hunk movement of laud f»m«. At ('oriuth the reltels have con centrated ill* ir l»-*t military Ulent, and it i« t>) In- presumed that if tli«*v ran find a ditch anywhere ciitircnii'nl n good many Confeder ates will die in it. AT< APRIL 4.—111) 1 weather in clear aii)l |il)-*A>III)t. 'lll ■ ■ Missouri rivt-r is U|H-II to St. Ijouis. Steamboats arr running ngulariy. CHK AOO, April 5." WiioDSTiK'li, Va.. April .'!.—(ieu. Banks advanced from Stranhurg this morning. When approaching this plat*)* AJiliy'i caval ry <1 i.~piii> <1 lii- pa-s.ige ineffectually. ami his li«w |uu<M'il t)>un. tin- rebels frv •|ii)'iit ly stopping to throw shell, to which we rt-spouth-ii with fffirt. Banks pursiinl t r> l» |fc to Kdiubtirg, live mile# In vond here. Ash by in retr> -liing, l>nrti«*«l t»>> turii|»ik>* mid Hi)' railroad l»ri«ltr)-. lietweeii here and Stras burg. (hie manual) killed >II our side. < >)ir men liehaved admirably. t Mir skirmish )-i> were frit ( ii)-iitly fired on l»v the rebel's rear guard. A late inferrepim| 1.-it.-r from a r«-l*«-l ofli cer sjieaks significantly of anticipated open reln-llion HI Maryland. The letter is regard ed. however. as our of the mean - rootled to by P-IM I II'IHIITK to «lti J»>- their f .Iloweis. N\ \»Hi\«.Tii\. April 4.—ln th>' House. in th.- deltaic on tin- 'I as liill, Mr. lilair of Mis souri offered a new Diction that any person who shall lie claimed tor service or ialnir for life miller the law in any State, shall have lollnr* for fitch •mice or labor, lte jcetfd. N KW April —The vote on Mr. Blair's new sect ion. taxing slaves in the Mouse, yesterday, was 17. to 41 'I lie hill to establish a Branch Mint at I deliver City, passed the House to-dav. \\ ASIII\»,TII.\, April I.—Col. (Ic.irv yes terday captured a iiiiiiiher of rebels, after a spirited skirmish, in which several of the ene my were killed. Slight skirmishing contin ues the order of the day along our (rout, each tinny lying in eight of tin- other, indulging in occasional artillery practice and cavalry charges. ST. LOUS, April 4. —(ten. Shield's advance gnaril has reached Putnam's Ferry. Colonel ('online had an engagement on the Ist with the enemy; killed one lieutenant, wounded several others, captured five prisoners, a quan tity of forage, and a number of horses and guns. A boat from Island No. 10 arrived last night. The firing wrs being continued. One of our shells hurst upon the rebel steam er U'iiir/iis/fr, and set fire to her. She hurtled to the water's edge. During the fir ing the rebels towed their floating battery into a new position and tried unsuccessfully to reach our boats with her 3;J-poundcr rifled cannon. After two hours manu'iivrcing she was taken hack to her old position. Cnn April —From latest Southern papers we cull the following: The Peters burg Hrprrs* states that Dr. Dow has been in Southwestern \ irginia engaged in stimula ting and encouraging the manufacture of salt |«'tre. From bis succors lie report that a large amount can be obtained ill that region. The Chadebta Courirr says the Mississippi planters are sending their cotton servants up the river to work on the fortifications. Tlrev say they are ready to make any sacri fice that (toverament may require. The Council of South Carolina have np appropriated 8500,000 to encourage aud force forward the manufacture of salt. Itoth branches of the Arkansas Legislature met on the fith of March. (>nlv five Senators and fifteen Representatives were present. (iov. Harris is making great efforts to bring the Tennessee militia into the field. He will command them in person. The Memphis Appeal says that on Wednesday of last week a party of cavalry from Savannah, Tennessee, succeeded in tear ing up a portion of the track of tlin Mobile and ()hio Itailroad near l'urdy. They were finally driven off by the rebel pickets. Dr. ltell of of Miss., Chief of the Medical Department of the Confederate army, died at Memphis March 10th. Kchcl accounts say that the Union feeling in a portion of North Carolina prevails to an alarming extent, and is increasing. Letters from female correspondents of rebel soldiers show a feeling of discontent «t the continuance of the war, which is confined to no particular class. CAIRO, April 4.—lt is snid that the gun boats and mortar boats w ill take a new posi tion near the upper fort on Island No. 10, and open a flanking fire upon those remaining on the main land. The rebels about Island No. 10 erected batteries all along the Tennessee shore to prevent the lauding of Federal troops from Missouri. The World says information from n reliable source says 1 teauregard has been out-Hanked at Corinth, aud compelled to fall back, and that heavy body of troops are between him and the Mississippi. Cairo, April 4.—Reliable information from the Tennessee river savs the guiiltont* Cairo, ltrj-ifuhtm and Lay Jim, made a recnnnoisnnce up the Tennessee river as far as Florence. No resistance was offered. They discovered otilv one deserted battery, when' the enemy had nine puis. The Tennessee river is now open as far as navigable lor steamers. Washington, April s.—The Senate bill to establish a steam line between California and China was made the special order for April 10th. Special dispatches to the N«'W York p.ipers says that the Committee on ilm' conduct of the war have examined several witnesses liearing on the charge of atrocities committed by ivliels U|S>II our woundi-d soldiers at the Imtile of Itidl Run. HU.TIMOUK. April 4.—C01. Geary'a ad vance encountered 400 rt'U'l cavalry and A tort'*' of infantry at Middlclmrp, Vn., l;iM Sat urday. and drove in tin- r«l*l picket a, ami when entering: tin- In* n ilinrdVifnl the rncuiy in tnll retreat. Tin- cavalry huvinj; |NMted tlii'tiiM'lvf* with a pin coiiiuinndiu£ tin* main »tr>-et, (ie*iy'« torn* pawed 1111 the the atn-et with lisnl bayonet* at doiilde-4|nick. The rein-Is He<l. tieary'a command *<•< tared (lit* coutitrv a* far down a» Old Ale. from which place he n turned to Sinclairxville. CHK AKO, April 4.—Mention h«« l>cen IIIMIU- of late to a divert<wl portion of tien. Mc4'lcllau'* force, from .1.000 to <>,- 000 men, w ho embarked on traucporta on the l'otomac Miuie day* hitter to rt;udrxvoua at Fortretut Monrue. MI id to he under the com mand ofticncralA McDowell and lleiutale- I mail, and uotujirtacii the flower of the army, i A private letter received in thin city yeater- 1 day from Fortre* Monroe yji the exp,di turn had arrived there. It is stat«*d that the rebel commander Tot tin has been assigned to the command of tk- Met ruuur. A large amount of property has hern aim. dotted by tlie rebela at Manassas, incltulin* wagons and other articlea which were ervd ciiuiliereoine. Previous to the adjournment of t| le s,. n . Ite to-dav, Mr. Trumhull gave notice should call npthe Confiscation bill at an >arlr ! day, and press it daily until disputed nf. ' At Fredericksburg there were hut few tr»»ps, and thev were falling hack towani Hi) bun n I. Citiaens stated that the IWeder ate (ioveruinent intended toabaiiil.^Vjfwinj," CAIUO, April s.— During the night of the 3d the rebels erected a battery op|M«i tl . Pleasant, and in the mortiitig op ued fire UIK|B )iur works. After firing sonic time t effect, it was silenced by our pun*. \o Mut ualities reported on our side—low of tbereleU not known. The firing yeateidav waa nx*. rapid and did pwil executiou. In tl one shell struck directly on their fi.wiiin* tery, killing 3 uien. it no t| ia t it eil down t)iwanls the Island. The telemak hetweeu hen- aud New Madrid havitg b,V« cut, (Seu. pojie issued onlent iiifnnniiic rrtij. ents along the route that they would be L.id responsible for its safety; if torn down beie after tln-ir bouses and banis should be burned and th'-marlves and families Air.-sted and brought to camp aud visited with ilic Severest puiiislnneiit. NKW YOKK, April fi.— A Key West t(,r rispoiideiit of a Hostou journal, i;m!er date of March a 4, says the I'uion U.et was npre seiited at the bead of Passes by sloops ol war llur/Jiiril ami Brooklyn, and a large portion of Commodore Porter's mortar flotilla. On the evening of the 17th aud morning of th« 18th, heavy and continuous firing was beard upon the river, onr Navy being engaged with the enemy. The gunboats aud Bomb Shoot ers were inside the bar. Two were in tow | of the steamer Harriet Lane, going up the Pass, and two other gunboats were eiignped in tow ing the rest of the Mortar fl<;et up tbu Delta. Pt nil's FERRY, Va., April 3d.—A corps of picked men from Excelsior Brigade left Liv erpool Point under command of (Jen. Sickles early on Thursday morning, for Stafford Court House. On arrival, his troops took Sleeping Point batteries, marched thence to Fort Dumfries, and through Aquia to Staf ford Court House. There was skirmishing between a body of 400 rebel cavalry and tlio advanced corps of Sickles' command four miles this side of Stafford Ferry. Ilofh sides continued filing, until the rebels reached llial place in retreat, and set fire to the town nnd all the stores. Our forces promptly stopped the conflagration. A number of prisoners, horses, stores, &c., fell into our hands. From Brooke Station a ft rce of 1,200 rclei infantry nnd u liatterry of six field pieces were moving up to support their cavilry. After remaining three hums in Stafford, camp tiles were built on the hill, to decive the reb els while our forces withdrew from the place. (Sell. Sickies with part of bis corps, airived back at Shipping point this morning; tlo rest cntne in to Brent's Ferry opposite Liver pool point. Our casualties were two wound ed and a few missing. The corps inarched forty-eight miles in seventeen hours, over the vVorsf of rortrJ?: ■ II ■ —1 I. UP—— Ex I't. A NATO It V. —In n previous issue of our paper we slated tlmt the Olympia Standard in asserting tlmt Judge Wyche had expressed donlitrt about tin? legality of the Capital law, li :d not in presented the facts correctly. We owe a word of explanation to the citizens of < llyinpia and to oureelf upon this sulji ct We are informed that when the question of Iho Capitol location was heard in Supreme Court, the judges, in order that the Legislature might not be delayed longer hi their oiganizalion, de livered orally their impressiot s of the law, stat ing that they would prepare their opinions in writing and deliver the same, which was done at a siuisi'ijnent day of the court; mid that .Fudge Wyche in the oral statement, made after the argument, did say that the authority from Cushingon parliamentary law and the custom of legislative bodies, both in England and iu this country, raised a doubt in his mind as to the validity of a law without a description of the law making power; but that the Judge further stated, that in his opinion the authority in Cushiug was not sustained by reason or prin ciple, or by judicial decisions, and that court* never declared laws invalid on mere doubt*. We lenrn from Judgo Wyche that he did not embody in his prepared opinion everything stated in his impressing as given orally, im mediately after the argumeut of the case. The statements made iu a former issue of our paper was based upon the opinion of Jndge Wyche as written and as published by us, *nd not upon what the Judge may or may not hare said iu his oral statement made upon tbe hearing of the owe. We may add, too, in justice both to the Judge and ourself. that had no conference or conversation witli tbe Judge in relation to these matter* pre*!"®* to the publication of the article in question, aiul the isHUe between the Stumdard and » ,ur * self arises from atui*ap|irviieu»ioii; tin uid making iis stateineuts upou remarks sj»«l<' by the Judge on the hearing of the caus«. w bile the statement made bv us was I an*d sp oil the " opinion" of the Judge as prr|*r J and delivered in court. 'IV above "rxpliMli»u" is takeu fro® ik" Vancouver Trhgrapk of laat *i*k. W e MT? glad that our cot«nnpi*ary, after much <W" eration, tuin difidwl lo •rknowWp' , ' l *' u«m " a word of explanation," if it i» |* j the citizen* of Olvuipia ami r ortainly expected thai be card w * of explanation," aa kr had iu his 1 lili ult., nfsailtd ua for making the a-** rl, " B which 1.-<1 to the almve ag»l gy. under * milder ra|ttion than " Another Lie F**trt»ed A true gcutlentan d«e» not con* icier it hew*''* hi* dignity to made the amrnJr himnrablt he li.i* bnu L>etn»yed into the OM- "• ' l * r>l measure* by a ouarpprehenaioa of <act»- would »U|I|NMM> that the oiuUaion w#» 01 """ tributahle to ha»te, or neglect, and won error of the head than of the heart, did the editor twice apologise to aim """ to .1 tulgu Wvche, and once to the l M "l'' " Olvuipia, and oiuidat these apologia ''"X. to include ui*. the nioat iuter»*>i«d party. ' henitate to form the eoueluMon that Sir-1 would allow party feeling to prevent him ,r#iu ninking prnjier putenda for pmonal

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