Newspaper of The Washington Standard, 9 Nisan 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated 9 Nisan 1864 Page 2
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She tSHashington Standard, v.f. OFFICIAL PAPER FOR THE TERRITORY. The I'nlon--It Shukl be Preserved Agents for the Standard. Tho following named fjontlemca are authorized ,oreceive and.receipt tar money duo oa subscisp tion to the Standauo : It. P. Fisasa, Saa Trancisco, C»l. Thos. Bovce, S m Francisco, Cul. p. J. Primrose, Port Madison ; A. 11. Vocso, " A. R. Borbask. Montirello: Awtx. 8. Aukhskthv, Oak Point; Jons WEBSTER. Senttle: MARSHALL BUNS. Scabcck. ■ A-. n. PATRICK. Port Ludlow. Uiy Money can be sent through the mails at our risk. SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 9,1864. • The Oregon State Union Convention. The Oregon Convention was held at Al bany on Iho 30th ulf. Tlif following n-unin were mad'': James H. D. Henderson, of Lino coun<v, for Representative in Congress; Geo. L. Woods, N. 11. tieorge and J. F. Gazley for Presidential El-ctors; T. H. Pearne, J. W. Souther, H. Mirch, J. Failing. H. Smith and F. Charinan, Delegates to the Baltimore Convention ; 11. L. l'ittock, of the Ongonian, for State Printer. A judicial ticket was also nominated, and a State Committee appointed, composed of one member iro.n each county I. 11. Moores, of Marion, Chairman. The policy of' " rotating" the members of Congress is very questionable, but if it was to be done, a better selection could not have been made than that of James 11. D. Hender son. He crossed the plains in '52, and was then a Democrat of the Jackson stamp, but when he found that his party was disposed to make the perpetuation of slavery a prominent plank in tin* platfor.n he did not hesitate to .renounce his allegietice to it, although it was tlicn the dominant party in bis county and throughout the State. From that time to the present IIH has wielded his influence on the anti-slavery side on all proper occasions. Considering the peculiar exigencies of the times and the prominence of the slavery ques tion as an element of discord, we ivgard his selection as peculiarly fortunate for the inter ests of the State and the cause of humanity ; ■but while we say this much for the nominee, vre regard it as unfortnnate that the present member, "Sir. Mcßride, could not have been re-no'.ninatcd, tor all tlmt can be said of the ability and qualificaiions of the nominee, ap with equal force to the present member, and helms th<* advantage, as is observed by our Washington correspondent, of having learned the " moilui ojicrtinJi'' of atfiirs at N\ aslrng ton. All this advantage will be lost to the S:ate. The important'!) of this schooling to the influence of a member in Washington is not ir.)pi - rly appreciated. It appears to have become a Bettl.*d rule of political action in these days to make the public interest sub servient to that of individuals. The is good cause to hope, however, that the Nation will not be guilty of this folly in the election of a President next November, but will permit the present incumbent to fin ish the work lie hits so well begun and carried forward. Should this be done, it would greatly enhance the importance of retaining those in Congress who have ihus far so suc cessfully and pleasantly labored with him in the noble work of restoring ihe Union. THE MEDAL. FOB GEN. GRANT. —The Washington correspondent of the S. F. Alia, gives the following description of the gold oied-il recently authorized by Congress, to be preseiitedto Gen. Grant, in commemeration of : his victories over rebels: "The oh verso of j the medal will consist of n< profile likeness of •the hero, surrounded by a wreath of laurel. His name and the year of his victories are also inscribed upon it, and the whole is sur rounded by a galaxy of stars. The design for tho reverse is origiual, appropriate and beautiful. It is tho figure of Fame, seated in a graceful attitude on the American eagle, which, with outspread wings, seems prepar ing for flight. In her right hand she holds the symbolical trump, and in her left a scroll, oil which are the names of tha gallant chiefs various battles, v>z: Corinth, Vicksbcrg, Mississippi river and Chattanooga. On her liead is a helmet, ornamented in Indian fash ion, with feathers radiating from it. In front of the eagle, its breast resting against it, is a shield emblazoned with stars and bars. Just underneath this groupe, their stems crossing each other, are single sprigs of the pine and the palm, typical of the North and South. Above the figure of Fame, in a curved line, is tho motto, Proclaim Liberty throughout the Lmd. The edge is surrounded like the obverse, with a circle of stars of a style pecu liar to the Byzantine period, and rarely seen except in illuminated MSS. of that age. These stars are more in number than the ex isting. States—of course, including those of the Soathr-thereby suggesting further addi tions in the future to the Uuion." Corrbsponbbum'B.— We have received a letter from our old friend T. Hunt, Esq.. of this county, who i? on a visit to his former homfr'to winch wairiU for* J' w readers uext week. j Base Ingratitude. The Oi'fgonian of April Ist savs tlisit a pri' vate dispatch had been received t'j' n geutle min i i I'oilland, dated March 21) th, stating that the bill for a mint in Oregon had been t defeated. Assuming it to be true, thai jour nil wakes it the occasion for denouncing the ! delegation in Congress from Oregon as ine (Kci' iit. indolent and malicious, and expresses gratification that the time is near at hand when their places will be supplied by more reliable and better men. It appears to us that, the course of the Orrgouian is not very well calculated to promote harmony and go id feel ing between the different wings of the I nion organization. This is more especially true, I liaiv that it has been selected us the official I organ of ;he party. The Origanum has, for | many mouths past been made a vehicle of per sonal abuse of Union men, to gratify the ma lignant spite of a man who has d me all in his power to dtfeat the formation of the very Un ion par'v which has now honored it with their confidence, thus exhibiting n degree of gener ous magnanimity unrivaled in the history of party politics. No friend of either of thoso ! who are now so ably representing Oregon iu I Conerress could have believed when stnetion i ing the selection of Mr. Pitto"k for State Printer, that their act of generosity was to be reciprocated by reckless and unmerited abuse of their personal political friends. It would be but wise for the Oregimtiiii to bear in mind that there is still time between this and the day of election to re-assemble the j Convention ami reconsider the nomination, j If it persists iu its blackguatd abuse of those i who enjoy the confidence of the Adtninistra j tion as fully as any man or delegation of men < from this coast, it will have to be done inor | dor to save the Union ticket lroin defeat. ■ Men should bear much, and be willing to sac j lifice more, for the sake of p irty unity, but there are bounds beyond which forbearance ceases to be a virtue, in politics as well as in morals. The competitor of Mr. Pittock in the Con vention, Mr. Craig, is connected with a jour nal which gives an earnest support to the Administration, and the Union cause in Oregon, and it has beer, as remarkable for its courtesy and regard for the interests and feel ings of those with whom it happened to differ upon points of minor importance, as the Orr gouian, since it came under the control of Amory llolbrook lias been rcganlh fs of all those kind properties and amenities so neces-; sary to secure harmony nnd efficiency in a party organization. PnorttosKU TKRKITOHV FOU XIOKOES. — The Washington correspondent of the S. I''. A/fa says that Senator Lane, of Kansas, has iutroduci d a bill in Congress to designate a portion of the Territory of the I nitcd States for the settlement of the negro population. The proposition is accompanied by a report setting forth the necessity of separating them from the whites to protect them from the gnn-ping cupidity of the latter. It claims that amalgamation, of which " Constitutional Deniocr.its" have shown so much fear, is im practicable iu the low latitudes, unless a pecu liar affinity impels a few scions of the " First Families" to brave the sultry climate and fol low thi-ir chattels into Texas. The tract pro posed to be set apart for an exclusively col ored population, stretches from the Gulf of N'.'W Mexico and from the Rio Grande to the Colorado. It is a productive region, conge nial to Sambo's nature, and easy of access. It is believed that Texas, under arrangements which may bring the State back into the Un ion, will relinquish bet title to the territory in question. ry We received by Thursday's mail a recent speech of J. 11. Mcßride, Representa tive from Oregon. lie shows up the present " Democracy" in their true light, presenting some strong points wo do not remember to have seen before made. The opinions ex pressed upon tho question of slavery coincide with ours precisely, and while they ought to satisfy tho most radical they will not be ob jected to by tho more conservative. The speech will compare favorably with the best that have been delivered in tho present Con gress. Indeed it is tho hut we havo seen. We will publish it as soon mi wo can spare space... .Mr. Cole has sent us a Copperhead speech.of Cox of Ohio, against the confisca tion law, and likewise (Jen. McClcllau's very voluminous report of his campaign. We will read them when we can't find on y better kind of literature. IIT Tho Senate Committer on the rase of Si-nator Hale, says the A/fa's Washington correspondent, who received tho sum of §2,000 for effecting the release of James M. Ilunt, imprisoned for alleged fraud, have submitted a report that the employment of Mr. Ilale was purely professional. They propose, how ever, the passage of a law prohibiting Con gressmen from receiving compensation for ser vices before any Department of the Govern ment other than it* Judicial tribunals. Patknts poii Umvkksitv Lands. —The following note from our Delegate in Congress will explain itself: WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 12th, IM4. KD. STANDARD : Tho House this day passed A bill autlmrizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue pat ent* to purchasers of University lands in our Territory. It will doubtless pass the Senate. Yours, Ac. GEO. E. COLE. ty Of Gen. McLellnn's report, tho Cin cinnati Gazette speaks in no smooth terms: : " It is tho whimpering plea of a lubberly lout, 'accusing others of the nuisancoß in which ho has been detected. It is no military report. No such document ever eiiiauated from a -*o'di>*r. And it if fal«e as military history." Satan Rebuking Sin. The Orcgoniun of th<) Hist ult. copies the following paragraph from the Nevada Tran• scrip! , which was undoubtedly intended to apply to Senator Coniiess, who, like Harding and Nesmith, represents the Democratic wing of the Union organization of their respective States: "A glance (it the political horizon is suffi cient to convince us that there is a deep-seal ed, wide-spread movement on foot to produce i schism and division iu the Union ranks in in this Stat.'. No effort is spared to inflaino passion and prejudice for t ie accomplishment of this purpose. If the overthrow of the ! Union party is not the object, why is this persistent and continued war made upon old Iteputd icans I We are not of the old Repub lican party, but we respect and honor the old i guard who were the first to raise the banner of Union iu this State, and who were niag- I iianiiuoiis enough when their enemies were i defeated to abandon party and welcome all Fnion men into their ranks. Hut no sooner | did these politicians get into the party and secure places than they begun to 'smite the ! hand that had befriended them.'" The remarks of the Transcript, quoted above, npplv with peculiar force to the Ore fiouian, and especially the closing paragraph ; but it has the brazen hardihood to apply them to the Oregon Statesman and the Democratic wing of the Union party of Oregon, as will he seen by the following paragraph from the cdi- tion of March 3I st : We could point to several would-be lead ers, who scarcely a twelve month ago,cursed Republicans and War Democrats, denounced them as nngodlv abolitionists, boasted of the loyalty of Seyinor and abused the Adminis tration; but now, seeing that they were on the wrong side, without it chance of becom ing Public Printers, g"ing to Congress or filling any office, are tbe most ardent Fniou men in /iroffcssion who can be found. Tliey have adopted tbe party as an Indian takes a squaw, not to seiw it, but to make it serve them. They seem to suppose it necessary as proof of their fidelity to their new pretences, to alms* the long-tried and consistent men, who have borne the burden and heat of the day in resisting tbe attempts of the Democra cy to sacrifice the country to slavery. After Union mpn of Democratic antecedent shall have read the above, if they vote for the , Orcgonian propiietor for State Printer, they ! will deserve great credit for magnanimity a id . Christian charity. They will doubtless lie J disposed to justify such " bolting" fr un the , fact that thn editor of that piper (Mr. 110 - j brook) erased the name ot Thomas ,1. Dryer from the Lincoln electoral ticket in lfSliO, and to the extent of his influence induced others to doit, simply through pir.-oual objecti'ns. It is a trite saying but a very true one that "Curses, like chickens, come home to roost." To use the language of the Tranncri ///, if the overthrow of tlio Union party is not the object of the Orcgonian, why this continued war upon members of the orguaizatiou, who arc now zealously laboring to strengthen the Administration and the Union party of tbe State? It will be observed that the very number of the Orcgonian containing the above abusive paragraph, announces the nomination of Mr Pittock by the Union convention, as State Printer, in opposition to the very discreet and «fticicnt Oregon Statesman, located at the Capitol and a paper which is as remarka ble for its regard for the feelings and interest of its party associates, as the Orcgonian has bevu regardlcs of them. It is true the STWUAKD h ! > s express pretty freely its opinion of Armny llolhrook, not to gratify any personal malice, but for the pur poses of warning the propi ietor of the Orcgo nian of the injurious consequences that must inevitably result from allowing his paper to be used as a vehicle for traducing honest Union men, to gratify the malignntlv engen dered by a refusal to use their influence for the promotion of Armory Ilolbrook's person al and political interests. We were anxious to preserve to tlio Orcgonian unimpaired, the high character secured for it while imdcr the editorial control of Messrs. Francis and Miller, during the gn at j olitical struggle of IS6O. lias Mr. Ilenry L. l'ittock so soon forgot i ton that while this memoriahlc strugslo was going on, upon which hung suspended in a balance the future political destinies of Oregon that the whole weight of Armory Ilolbrook's influence was thon on tbe side of the enemy, even to the extent of wickedly be traying a confiding constituency by voting J against the Republican Candidate for the Senate, the lamtuted Baker I If he has, the rank and file of the Union party of Oregon have not, and will be very likely to carry l the rcmemberances of it with them to the j polls next June. In holding up the charac , terofthis political renegade and hypocrite, we i are violating no decorum which should gov- I ern the conduct of a partisan newspaper. I Knowing his base treachery in times past, | we feel it to be our duty to watu our Union friends of Oregon, of tbe dangers which now threufen the harmony and efficiency of their organization, from his baneful influence. GOOD.— -Tbe Pacific, in concluding a long article on " Reconstruction," thus remarks; What would California be worth in the hands of traitors, and out of the Union to-day? lluilding lets were not worth much in Sodom , when Lot, tbe last loyal man left it. Nor have they gonl> up in the market any when under the rule of rebels. There is something which cliallanges the attention of thoughtful minds in the fact that lie who is " sifting out the hearts of men" in this struggle, apportions prosperity and an iucreased abundance to those States which have held fast to the Uniou —and impovishes with the gauutnoss of fam- Jue, and the utter stagnation of healthful pursuit," orify those£ t n fiST which have listened I po the insane cry of disunion. LATER FROM THE ATLANTIC SIDE. DATES TO MARCH 31 Washington, March ytj.—The President has dismissed Col. Woolford, of Ky„ from the United States service for sentiments expressed iu a recent sword presentation in that State. The special to the t'nniinrrrial says the Secretary of State is understood ti be in favor of an imuiedia'e demonstration against France, owing evidently, to designs of the Mexican Empire and of France iu connection with the rebellion. If such demonstrations be really inaugurated, it is to be regreted ; as it was delayed so long that now its only effect must be ti precipitate lis into dangerous complica tions. The Government was apprised lately by telegraph, of the appearance of a fleet of French frigates at the moutli of the Ifio Grande. This has a great significance. Numerous changes are being made among the subordinates, and in the ordinance of the Army of the Potomac, with a view of enhanc ing iis <fficieticy. (•wen liovejoy, Member of Congress from Illinois, died at itrooklvn today. Chicmjo, March 2~>. —Gen. Grant visited the Army of the Potomac on the 24th and was enthusiastically received. Xar York. March 2t>.—The Krfning Star from New Orleans on the 19th has arrived. A part of Admiral Porter's fleet had ap peared off Alexandria and demanded its sur render, which was complied with, without op position. Tin* prisoners captured at Fort Deltussey have arrived at New (Means. 'I lie particulars have been received of the capture of Guadalajara by the liberal Mexi can force, under l iagti, Feb. 25. Some can non and .100 prisoners, French and renegade M •xican- were captured. The Free State Executive Committee had adopted the following r solutions : l{i'so/rctl, That tin' Free State Party is unanimously < pp >sed to assuming debts con tracted by the State of Louisiana under the rebel rule, for the puVpose of carrying on war against the l oited States. Deserters and re'ugecs c n'inne to arrive from lb'owns\ ille, Tex-is ; 2.-000 in al! had ar- rived nt that place, inclining 150 from one regiment. Chicago. Much "27. —The Pr> sidi ut has is sued a proclamation d during that the ben lits of tbe amnesty proclamation apply only to those persons yet free from arrest. Prisoners excluded from the amnesty offered in the proclamation of tbe Sib of December may ap jd\ to the President for clemency like all other their application will re ceive duo considetation. It is further po clai ned tli it the oath presi'iilm! in the S:h of December Proclamation may be taken before any commissioned officer, civil, military of naval, of any State or Territory not in insur rei tion. Notwithstanding ( Vngress has passed a law authorizing the tran -l'er of 10.000 men from tlio army to the navv, the Secretary of War positively refuses to let the law be carried out. The naval service is absolutely suffering for s ail us, there lining .'!0 vessls now detained for want ot' men. The follow Lig has been issued from the F. S. Treasuary Department : Ity direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, no'ice is here by given that until further orders I will issue to importers for payment of duties on imported goods certificates of deposit of gold to the credit of the Collector in any port desirid in exchange for notes at a quarter per cent, be low tbe current market value of gold. These certificates are not to he assignable, but w ill be received by the Collector from the party to whom issued. ( Signed ) J. .L Cisco. Sun Francisco, April 2.—! he Custom House authorities to-day seized .'5,000 Spring fi -Id mu-kcts on board the ,/. L. Stevens for M izallau. They may not be confiscated but are held for instructions from the War De partment. Xcw York, March 20.—The Pout's special savs au attempt will soon be made in Con gress to reduce the volume of currency by tax ing the circulation of State banks. A rebel scout was captured at Ely's ford, he was dressed in Fedora! uniform. On be ing tried by drum head court martial, ho stat ed that Lee had given orders to strip all ihc bodies of Union soldiers, and that the only clothing which the rebels had had for 801110 time was obtained in this way. A Madrid letter of February 28<h, says the Florida sailed from Tunchal, Feb. 2Gth. The St. Louis was in port, but being a sailing vessel she could do nothing. Newborn advices of the 21th, say two steamers with 700 bales of cotton ran tbe blockade on the night of the 15th. .fudge Pierson of North Carolina, in a habeas corpus caso recently before him, de cided that tbe recent act of the rebel Congress to conscript persons who have furnished sub stitutes for the war was unconstitutional. Cairo, March 37.—Dispatches say that 150 rebels were killed at I'aducah, and eleven Federals, including seven negroes, killed in the fort, by rebel sharpshooters. The assault ing force is said not to be more than 1,000 without a tilley. Our forces had just been paid one years' service at Union city, aud lost by tile Mirn nder, in money to soldiers, about (>O,OOO dollars. Rebels left Paducah at 3 o'clock, Saturday 2Gth, going in the direction of Columbus. Rebel dispatches say that the Federal loss was 25 killed, 36 wounded ; rebel loss, 300 killed, 1.000 wounded, Rebel Gen. A. P. Thompson killed. Chicago, March 20.—A correspondent gives an account of the attack on Paducah: A detachment under Faulkner numbering 1,200, attacked and captured Union City, Tennessee ; afterwards rejoined tbe principal command, numbering in all 6,500, and marched on Paducah, reaching there at 1 o'clock on the afternoon of the 2flth. As tlio rebels advance enterod town near tbe depot, the Union troops retreated to the Fort, 'lhe garrison consisted of three companies, 122 d Illinois, a few Kentucky cavalry just organ ized, about 300 soldiers all told, and about GOO men under Col. Picks. The rebels sent a flag demanding the surrender of the Fort, which was refused. The rebel sharpshooters then occupied the houses nearest tbe Fort and commenced to pick off our men and drive them out. A firo was opened ou tlio build jugs by the guns of the Fort and two gunboats intho river. Owing to the* situation little time was given for the removal of the women j a „d children, and in the fight that followed jt.nmrl k-iiW, jwd-Jvs'AuAftjl—Numbers |of them were s *nt across the river, but the I ferry boat sent for .mother load was fired on | liy tin) rebels and could not lanil. The rebels : made a gallant charge at the Fort but were repulsed with a great slaughter. They sub sequently sent two summons to sunender, both <>f which were refused! The rebel# then scattered themselves through town and plan derered houses and destroyed other property. The quartermaster's buildings and a grwat quantity of commissary stores wen* destroyed. Nine buildings, including the railroad depot and a steamboat on stocks were burned. The houses nearest the Fort that were occupied by the rebel sharpshooters, were all destroyed by our guns. The negro regiment is report ed to have behaved admirably. The rebels remain in the vicinity until Saturday morning, the 26th, they then left in the direction of ( 'Columbus. The gunboats fired one hundred | rounds and had three men wounded. ! Washington, March 28.—1n the House, i Stevens of Pensylvania, ottered a joint resolu tion proposing a new article for the Constitu tion, which when ratified by the requisite nutn ' her of States sh;d! bo v.flid as a part of the j ( (institution, to wit: Slavery or involunta ry servitude, except for punishment of ' whereof parties shall be first convicted, is ; forever prohibited in the United States and 1 all the Territories, and so much of the article j from section eleven of the Constitution as re ; fcrs to delivering up of persons owing service | or labor and escaping into another State, be i annulled. Holman, of Indiana, objected to its s"cond reading, the question recurring «diall tlio j-eso lulion lie rejected. This was determined in tlie negative liy a vtite of .'s9 to GO. llolinan raised the jx»int tlmt tlio vote not being two t liiriln aft required, tlio result in effect was a re jection of tlic? question. The speaker over ruled the objection. The resolution was then read a second time. Stevens then withdrew a part of the proposition annulling fugitive slave clause, hut further proceedings were in teirupted hv Washburn, liy announcing the death of his colleague Owen Lovejoy. The Senate yes'erday debated the special order ofthed.iy. n miely, the joint resolution to nineud the mion f-o as (o forever prohibit slavery or involuntary servitude un less for crime. No action taken. AVade, of ()hio. from the committee on public lauds reported favorably on the House bill, enabling the people of Nebraska to fqriu a State Government. Eastern Arkansas has recently been a scene of must revolting outrages. Roving bands of guerrillas g.i about the country fio'ii bouse to house plundering citi/"iis of money, cloth ing and anything else of value. Efforts are bring innde by the lath Illinois cavalry to r'd the coun'ryof these v 1 a n.-', lteb' l conscription is being mercilessly en forced in eastern Missouri. Cairo, .1/1/ re// 26.—Steamer Jlaritan from Nashville, passed Paduch, Ky., at 5 o'clock this morning. The Captain furnishes the following information : Forrest, with about 6.000 men made an attack on Paducah at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, capturing the city and completely gutting the place. Ho burned a number of dwellings and the steam er Arizona. Col. Hicks with a force of be tween 700 and SOU men occupied the fort, while Forrest occupied the town, Gunboats played on the city for some time. The ene my made four a-saults upon the forts, but were rcpul ed eiicli time. At one time some of them gained tbe top of the breastworks, and a few fell ii:s!de the fort. The whnrfe boat and about .1,000 people wen? moved ttcio-sibc r'.ver oil Forrest's approach. Steam er Jusfji'iiiiv P arcc, bringing two hours later advices, has arrived. Forrest had left Paducah. 'J'he fire in the back part of the city was dy ing out. People on his side of'tho river are returning. During the tight a number of rebels had occup.ed a large brewery on front street, on which the gunboats opened heavily, battering down the walls of buildings and killing many rebels. It is not known bow many were killed in the city. It is said that some women and children were killed. San Francisco, March 2^. —After tbe Ca manchc is raised it is feared that many mouths will elapse before tbe work of building her commences. The underwriters' claim is against her. They will retain material as security. Protracted litigation will ensue. Xeir York, March 29. —The obsequies of Owen Loveiiiy took place yesterday In Brook lyn. Ilis body will be taken to Princeton for burial. The Herald's special says; Gen. Blair is about to resign his scat in Congress to join the army. Indications urc that Grant desires McClel lan and Fremont to have commands. Reports from Richmond s/ate that the reb el plans have been formed for the reclama tion of Tennessee and Kentucky. Jeff. Davis believes Richmond impreg nable, aud the bulk of the rebel forces Will be concentrated at the West, where they in tend to re-occupy Chattanooga, West Ohio aud again close the Mississippi. New York, March 28.—The Commer cial's Washington dispatches say that exer tions arc being made to postpone the meet ing of the Union National Convention from June until September, and the place of meet ing from Baltimore to Cincinnati. Mihcakic, March 28.—The Union Con vention at Madison to-day, elected dele gates to the Baltimore convention and unani mously instructed them to go for Lincoln as the nominee. St. Limit, March 28. —A special from Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, says the Copperheads came into that town yesterday with guns concealed in their wagons, and armed with pistols. Some ot the soldiers in the court yard were drawn into an afTrav and a general fight occurred. The County Shtr iff sprang from the Judge's stand and com menced tiring his pistol at the Union men. The Union men being out numbered at the Court Ilouse.ran to the adjoining houses and searched for arms, and they were firing from doors and windows. Ten or twelve were wounded. Col. Mitchell, of the sth Illinois, was wounded, with several soldiers of the same regiment. Several companies of the regiment ai rived in the afternoon and Were formed around the court house. Dctach menis were sent in pursuit of the gang of Copperheads, about seven miles distant. About twenty of the most prominent seces sionists implicated in the affair are under ar rest. In tlio fight at Charleston, two Union men were killed ; also, Col. Mitchell and five pri vates were killed. There were two Copper heads killed and several wounded, who were taken off by tliCtf'frTcncßT C/ticago, March 30.—The troubles in Coles County were more serious than nt fi rgt reporied. A force sent from Mattoon pursu ed the insurgents, who left Charleston, and succeeded in oapturing»3o jammers. Tliev were brought from Mattapn ttbek the Copper heads irora the collected and avowed the potyosM. leasing their flrienda. Reports art, but it fs known that a force is intrench' ed twelve mile* from Chariest on, under com. tpand of the sheriff of Coles county. He has been joined by a band of desperadoes from Edgar County, under command of the sheriff of that county. A spy sent out by the insurgents was captured in the vicinity of Mattoon, in the afternoon. He confesses that there is a large force of rebels at Copa* chin's Mills, ten miles south, and another force eight miles west of Mattooij. Tljq 4V«t Illinois has been ordered from'camp Chase. Dispatches from Mattoon, -dated midiiiili say scouts just in, report a fore©of 1,500 reb els within three miles of that place ; an ah tack is expected to-night, it is believed that with the united efforts of the citiitnS and soldiers, the place will be held until the arrival of reinforcements in the moraine. The excitement i« intense. The inumber of insurgents is probably exaggerated. Washington, March 30.—Rebel steamer Luna from Nassau, Mas captured off Mos quito Inlet, Florida, with a valuable cargo of cotton. ■ pn lli The British sloop Hannah, with a small cargo of cotton, Was captured the same day/ Chicago, March 30.—Correspondent of the New York World says dates of letters were recently found on a rebel upon attempting to cross the Rio Grande, between Brownsville and Matauioras. These I tiers contained va rious d r patches addressed by Gen. Magru* der to Jell'. Davis. One of them states that l'restou l'rom Texas, Ambassador to Spain, left iloustan, Texas, lor Mexico, on the 17th I'i b. The same dispatch says the best feel ing exists between Vidaurri, the mover in the lii-w Loan, and the Texan rebels, and that an extensive contraband business is carried on between him and Magruder. According to tlic contents of other dispatches, it is a sug gestion of Vidaurri that .Jeff. Davis has de rided to appoint l'reston Ambassador tff Mexico: the reason for the appointment be ing a letter from General Vidaurri to Magru der. in which the former expresses his belief in the entire submission of the Mexican peo ple to the now regime, and his confidence in Mexico boiMjj brought under the sway of Mnxiniilliun. Vidaurri concludes by saying, that an alliance between the new Empire and the new Republic would be beneficial, and insure th< ir integrity ag linst any attempt on the j>:irt of the north. (V//V.9, M/trih 110.- —lnformation from Pa ducah reports much excitement among the citizen's who fear another attack. Forrest's whereabouts is not positively known. Mer chants and others nrc moving their valuables' to a place of safety. Sew Yuri;, March 20.—A special dispatch to the Wvrhl says, a letter from Louisville represents the inhabitants of the interior of the State in cons'aut fear. Rebel agents are siid to oven tin the counties, and increase by false reports, the feverish excitement prevail ing everywhi re. Tie idea of an invasi. hof the State by rebels is now the fixed opinion. Rumors of their advance arc 'constancy cir eula'ed among the pe pie. Several of the Kentucky members' ef the re Icl Congress, have retunu d and are in. iting the people to re\olt. houisriUt:, Clinch "o.—Th 9 rebels are coiici'iitrutii g a' P«.ui d Gup under Puckucr. They hive collected live (laj ;s' ra':i- us odd forage, and if is supposed that : an extensive raid will lie madf in o Kentucky. Tlie reb el forces which evacuated l)u!l's Uiip have since moved 1101 th, either to join I.ongstrect or to effect a juncture with Tluck^er. Banks' cavalry advance reached Alexandria on the 10th oi M .ri h. The remainder of the .-iriny was within two days' march. When it arrive* the cqmbin>d force will proceed l»y land, and supplies be'si-rit by. water. Several rebel sirajgl. rs were captured at A 1 xandiia, when that place was occujdcdby the Federals, who moved up Red river. Our gunboats captured 5,000 bah s of cotton. Xnr Yorl3Tarch GO.—Custom House investigations have developed an extensive trade between parties north and rebel agents at Mutamoras. Several arrest* will be made. AVie York, iTa-ch 31.—IT!ltnn Head ad vices of the 24"' mentioned attack by thereb els with a flotilla of gunboats. Pulaski, Flor ida, has hecit occupied by a small detachment of our forces, and a small steamer called cht fiumtcr was captured there. A Ti'ftK*s Ormos.—Fand Pasha, tl» Turkish Grand is one of the best in formed and most liberal statesmen of Europe, and n great fiiend of the United States. Oa a late occasion, in conversation •with ciur Min ister, Mr. Morris, lie expressed bis opinion in regard to our Government as follows: "I cannot understand wliy any portion of vow people should desire the destruction of such a Government as yours; for iny part 1 hatie always regarded the United States, not as one of the best governments in the world, but as the very bent, and to me it is into®' prehonsihle that the people of the Souther® States should seek the destruction of what to them, equally with the pefi* „ , , J v . ,Jf.. Attest" North, has beeu the cause of Av* - weed) pcrity. For my part, I can j you nothing better than thaw .e""Arncric* Union may bo restored to its pristine t rity. TOWN ELRCTIO.*.— -Tho following gentle men wore elected n lioard of Trustees for tbft ensuing year, ou Monday last: Menrj 31- Gill, Kdward Giddings, Jr., L. D. J. Burr and Jeswi Ohnpinay. At their nr« meeting, Thuradny evening, E. Giddijijp *»* chosen President of tbo Boiird, and lucuai Lam; Clerk. iMPROVEMBNfS.—W# oIiRfTTC tl>"t of our citizen! on Main s ® r '^* a • • setting out shadi) trees. They will • greatly to the appearance of the town in a * year*. ty Mr. Lightner ngain has our thanks(or copies of paper* received in advance o mail. . Wc nre indebted to Capt. i iijch f«l Iftßrpnftw. -- L

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