Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 7, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated May 7, 1864 Page 2
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tjfehinrjton Standard, , t'.S. OFFICIAL PAPKIt FOB THE TERRITOItV. The Union—ll Shall be Preserved Union County Convention. The Union men of Thurston eountv arc requested to meet in Convention by Delegates from the different wecinetß, at the District School-House in Olympia, on SATURDAY, <he 14th day of MAY, 1864, for the pur pose of nominating suitable candidates for the various office* elective at the next general election. Ihe differ ent precinct* will be entitled to delegates to the Con vention as follows: Mound Prairie 7 Tumwater J Chamber's Prairie J Yelm 2 Mima * Olympia 10 The precinct meeting to elect Delegates to the Con vention, will be held at the usual place of voting in each nrecinct, at 1 o'clock on Saturday, the 30th day of April, 1863. C. CROSBY, J. J. WK.STBROOK. JAS. FOSTER. County Committee. Olympia, April 20th, 1863. Agents for the Standard. • The following named gentlemen are authorized ,o receive and receipt lor money due on subscrip tion to the Stanoard : iL. P. Fishbb, San Francisco, Cnl. Thus. Boycb, Sun Francisco, Cnl. P. J. Pbimrosh, l'ort Madison ; A. B. Yocsa, " A. R. Burbask. Monticello; Albx. S. Aiwrnbthy, Oak Point; Johs Wkbhtkr, Scuttle; Mahsiiam. Bliss. Seabeck. A. B. Patrick, Port Ludlow. g6S"Money can be Ecut through the mails at our risk. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1864. Threatened Rebellion of the Democracy. Below will be found a resolution •adopted by the Democracy of Now Hampshire, at their recent State con vention. Assuming a state of aftairs to exist that is not true, it is a plain and explicit declaration on their part of or ganized resistance to the Government, provided the Democracy of the other States will unite with them. Their language and purpose is too plain to be mistaken. They make the distinct threat of a resort to arms, and con clude by pledging to their brethren of the other States their lives, fortuues and sacred honor. We have been looking for this move ment for some time past, and we are glad the Democracy have now thrown aside all disguise, by thus publicly de claring war against tKe Government which they have heretofore waged in secret, for the friends of the Union, in New Hampshire and elsewhere will be better prepared to meet them. This bold movement, just ou the eve of the spring and summer campaign, is quite significant, and will tend to buoy up the disappointed hopes of their breth ren of " other States," to whom they pledge themselves in the language quo ted above. It will be seen by the telegraphic news published to-day, that the Presi dent has authorized the Governors of the States to bring into the field, 85,- 000 men, for 100 days' service. This has been done to guard against the re bellion in the Border States threatened by the Democracy of New Hampshire. A great deal has been said lately about ' transferring the strife to the loyal States of the North. This bold movement in dicates B'concerted action between the rebels and their Northern sympathizers. We believe, however, that Leo, much to-the regret of his Northern friends, will have work enough to do at home, without sending armies into the Border States to encourage revolt. Here is the resolution: Raolved, That the freedom of the ba&ot unit and shall be maintained sacred and In violable; and tbat we, the Democracy of New Hampshire, will unite with our breth ren of other States, by force of arms, if need he, in resistance to every attempt, from what ever source it may come, to overturn or ■bridge, by menaces or direct interference by military force, the iudependence and purity of the ballot box in the ensuing elections, State and National; and to this end we pledge ■ach to the other, and to our brethren of other States, our Uvea, fortunes, and sacred honor, being firmly resolved to maintain at all haz ards oua rights as free and patriotic citizens •f the American Union. QUERY. — Wonder what hasbecomo •f the $5,000 deposited by David Evans for investment in Port Angeles proper ty, which Victor Smith makes such a flourish about in his pamphlet? Can it be possible Mr. Evans has changed his ■lindin relation to tho investment? jf gp» Ou our first pag'e will be found! • letter from Lieut. Merrymau, which caupot fail to iuterest many of our readers. It allows the means to which some men will resort when detected in wrong-doing, to fix tho responsibility upon others. PERSONAL —Mr. Haines, of tho Cali fornia Telegraph Co., is in towu. The Port Angelei Town-Site Fizzle. Wc learn from gentlemen just re turned from tho sale of town lots at Port Angeles, that less than five thou sand dollars were realized to the Gov ernment from tho sale. This is even worse than we had autieipated. We have always been of the opinion that the speculation would result in serious loss to the Government, and the sale has verified our worst apprehensions. This speculation of Smith for the bene fit of the Treasury has resulted like his other " saving" operations. To " save" one dollar he spends from "two to five. The account will show that many thou sand dollars have already bceu expend ed for Port Angeles, while less than five thousand have been realized trom the sale of the most valuable portion of the town-site; and that, too,when Vic tor Smith had spent six mouths at Washington, under the patronage of tho Treasury Department, puffing his town-site into notice. We should like to be informed pre cisely how much has been expended by the Government on the account of Port Angeles. According to our under standing of the matter, the account at present standsabout as follows: Town site debtor—To damages all owed Smith for extinguishing rights of pre-emptors on the reservation, in January, 1803, $4,000 ; expense of Smith's three trips to Washington and back, about $0,000; expenses of Lieut. Merryman to Wash ington, and back to Port Townscnd, $2,000; expenses of Lieut. Merryman back to Washington, by order of the Secretary of the Treasury, to dismiss him from tho service for slandering Victor Smith in reporting him in de fault to the Government, about $1,000; expenses of other revenue officers in traveling on account of Smith's Port Angeles speculation, at least $5,000 ; expense of trip ot tho steam cutter in conveying Smith to San Francisco to forestall Lieut. Merryman at Washing ton, SI,OOO ; amount expended for hos pital, light-house, custom-house, etc., necessary after removal of port of en try to Port Angeles, $15,000; expense of survey of town-site, $2,000; ap praisement of lots, traveling expenses of Register and Receiver from Olym pia to Port Towusend and returning, advertising sale, etc., at least $1,000; Victor Smith's charge for extra ser vices, connected with the town-site, SBOO. (This last item was probably rejected by the land department, but icc know the omouitt was claimed by him.) Total, $37,800. Town-site cred it by amount realized from sale of lots, $4,800. Balance against tho Govern ment, $33,000. Before the Government procoeds fur ther in the novel policy of speculating in town-sites, we would suggest an in quiry by Congress into the rosult of this first experiment, and more partic ularly the propriety of continuing in the service Victor Smith as their agent for 14 Increasing the revenue of tho Government by the reservation of town sites. LATEST FROM THE EAST. —We learn from a gentleman who was allowed a glance at one of the late papers seut to Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Agent, Mr. Kel lett, that nothing of much importance was detailed in addition to what we re vived by the regular mail. Dates to the 3d of May represent the rebel army under Lee .•» having been largely reiu fbrced from ti\' c South. Beauregard was said to have arrived in Richmond with 18,000 men, swelling Lee's army to nearly 100,000. Banks wa? said to have recovered from his temporary* re pulse, and was again advancing on Shreveport, on Red river. Everything was going well with Grant, on the Po tomac. The exchange of prisoners was suspended, no flag of truce boing per mitted to come within our line» in the vicinity of Fortress Monroe, probably for the panose of preventing theet>o my from spying the movemeuts of our army under Burnsidc, who is l un derstood to be advancing upon Rich mond from the vioinity of that fort. The sudden rise of gold at the East was caused by the great demand tor it to pay duties on goods taken out of bond in auticipation of the passage of a law increasing the tariff duties. It is Biated that nearly $50,000,000 had been re ceived for duties at the N. Y. Custom- Ilouse within a few day® past, all in specie. The Oregonian publishes a ru mor received by way of Walla Walla that Superintendent Hale had been re moved. We dot not credit the report. DISTRICT COURT. —The District Court for the 2d Juclicia* District has been in session at this place during the past week. The docket is very small, and the Court will probably adjourn ta-day. DISCOURTESY.— On Thursday even, U. S. Marshal Huntington brought Wells, Fargo & Co.'s packnge of Port land papers, containing Eastern news to the 3d inst., and placed it in the hands of Mr. Kellett, who has charge of the Express. "We yesterday reques ted a copy of the paper, to enable us to lay before our readers the late news. Mr. Kellett stated that he had given one of the two papers that came to the Press and the other to Capt Libby. Wc applied to Captain, who said that he had returned the paper to Mr. Kellett. We again applied to Mr. K. who refused us the paper, and said that wc were opposed to him and be was not disposed to accommodate us. We then offered to subscribe to the express list of the Orcgonian. although we recoived the paper by mail, but he still declined to allow the paper to go iuto our pos session. We make this statement in justice to ourself. The people ate the main sufferers, and they will sureiy give us credit for using our best endeavors to furnish them the latest news. Wo are not aware wc have done ought to jus tify this discourtesy. We have individ ually expressed a preference for candi date for Sheriff, which tnc bcliccc wo have a right to do, and which»abridges no other man's rights; while wo had taken occasion to assure Mr. Kellett that should he receive the nomination from the Union convention, as a Union journalist, he should receive our cor dial support. OUR MAII>S. —The 1. O. ])epartinent should not be surprised when we com plain that our mails by the overland route are kept back tvo or three days longer than is rcquiredto bring passen gers through from Portland to this place, and who travel by the same con veyances that transport the mails. This statement is so unreasonable that it will hardly bo believed, but it is neverthe less true. What have tbo people of Olympia and the Sound region done that they should be subjected to such provoking annoyances? Passengers leave Portland with tic Sound mails, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri days, and arrive in this place the next days in the evening, by the mail stage, but with the mails that left Portland two days before. The mail is brought to Mouticcllo, and left in thatoflice two day>, or about the time that another mail is received, when it is dispatched on its way. In this maimer, the mails that leave Portlaud on Mondays and Wednesdays arrive at Olympia in four days, and the one that leaves on Fridays is five days in makiug the trip, We hope our Delegate to Congress will endeavor to have this matter adjusted at once. Wo would almost prefer no mail, to the present system, as wc might then contract for a private express, and thereby receive our mail matter within a reasonable timo. THE PRECINCT CONVENTION. —The Olympio precinct couvention, on Sat urday last, was well attended, there be ing about sixty votes polled in the elec tion of delegates to the connty conven tion. We are pleased that such was the case. When the masses take a due interest in such matters, there will bo no cause for complaint of "clique in fluence."- The following named gen tlemen wero elected delegates: L. P. Beach, Francis Henry, E. (biddings, H. M. McGill, L. I). Durgin, A. J. Burr, A.J; Simmons, Qeo. House, jr., A. J. Treadway, J. R. Wood, J. L. Head, J. G. Sparks, G. G. Turner, R. Frost, 13. F. Cross and Jos. Allen. Let it be re membered that tho delegates meet in county conventional the district school hoi«3©> on Saturday next, the 14th inst., at 1 o'ci\?ck p. M. to nominate a county Union ticket. SENATOR HABDINO'SI'KKJ'KBKXVCK FOR PRESIDENT. —The Walla Walla States man says, "It is not true thnt Senator Harding has expressed himself in favor of Mr. Lincoln for next President," which conveys the impression that it is authorized to contradict the statement made by us a few weeks ago. Our assertion was founded or. good authori ty. We would now invite attention to the following extracts from letter writ* ten by Senator 11., published in the Oregon Statesman of last week, which should definitely settle the question in dispute: Jan. 20, 1864.—"Lincoln is honest, and has, in my opinion, as much good sense as any of the candidates who have any chance of success. I hope the Union convention of Or egon will, if they send delegates to a Nation al Convention, choose such as will vote for him." Feb. 23, 1864.—'' I think we had better make a thorough abolition of slaver}', and treat the negroes heseafter at necessity may require. Emacipationr is now practically com plete. It is a fixed fact, nnd I think we may as well commence acting upon it. I stall vote for submitting an amendment to the con stitution to prohibit slavery, and think Ore gon had better adopt it at the next session of the Legislature." V&* The abuse of Oregon Senators has not proved as profitable to gentle men in. Oregon as was anticipated by them, as will be seen by the following letter from Senator Nesmith. The Oregonian has evidently " smelt a mice," and now treats the Oregon Delegation in Congress very courteously. This mood will undoubtedly last until after the June election—how much longer, we can't say. WASHINGTON, March 15, 1864. HENRY I)FJ/LI\T,KH, Jacksonville, Oregon —iSirln view of some recent occurrences here, personal to yourself, I regard it As prop er that I should address you. Some time since, at thn instnnce of MelJride. you were nominated by the President to the office of Collector of Internal Revenue for the State of Oregon. When your nomination came to the Senate, it was, as usual in 6U :li cases, referred to the Committee on Finance. The Chair man of that Committee called upon Harding and myself for an opinion on the propriety of the appointment We stated that from what wc knew of you we believed that you should be confirmed; and, in pursuance of our recom mendation. you were confirmed—we both vo ting for you. Three days after you were confirmed, and just as your commission was about being mailed to you, your paper of the 30th of January was received here, and the attention of Ilardiug and myself was called to an article 111 the editorial columns headed " Oregon Senators." I showed thn article to several Senators, and a resolution was passed requesting the ('resident 10 rctnrn the nomi uatiou to the Senate, which was dune, and at the succeeding session I had the article in your paper read at the Secretary's desk, whereupon your confirmation was reconsider ed and unanimously rejected by the Senate. Notwithstanding the long continued aud often repeated assaults in your puper. charging Harding and myself with a want of loyalty to the Government, wo were uot disposed to resent what you may, probably, have been so misled or misinformed, as to regard as a just and fair criticism upon our official acts: when however, you permitted your assaults to degenerate into n low and scurrillous at tack upon my private character, I thought that the time had arrived when such charges should bo met. The clear and unmistak able import of your article referred to was that I had appeared in the Senate in a state of intoxication and made a disloyal speech. I submitted your critcism upon my fidelity to the Government, as well as upon my personal habits, to tho decision of the Senators with whom 1 have been iu daily intercourse for mora than three years, and who had heard all that I had uttered in the Senate; they re pudiate your charges and come to tho conclu sion, as one of tlicin stated, that " a man who would write and publish so gross, so false, and unfounded a slander, was unfit to hold any position under the Government." Whilst 1 regret that the cireumstauces al luded to havcoccurcd, 1 am satisfied that can did and unprejudiced men, who respect their own character, and the character of others, will sanction my action in the premises. J. W. NESMITII. THIS EXCELSIOR MINSTRELS. —This really tuleutcd company, consisting of Messrs. Harry and Joe Taylor nud Tom Lafont, liavo boen performing at Wash ington llall, during the past week. Wc wcro present on Thursday evening, when there was an unusually large au dience in attendance. Harry and Joe, 011 the piano and banjo aro unrivaled in this section of country, and both aro excellent violinists and practiced sing ers. Tom Lafont's delineations of ne gro character aro worthy of especial mention. The feature of the evening, however, iras an imitation of the mock ing-bird, by Mr. Lafont, which sur passed anything wo ever hoard of the kind. The notes are so real and thrill ing that ono almost fancies that there is some deception practiced in their pro duction, but wc are assured that it is purely a vocal effort, without the aid of other agency than the natural organs of articulation. The company perform again to-night, on occasion of a com plimentary benefit to Harry Taylor. Wo hope that thpse who have not yet hoard tnia company will not fail to attend. The entertainment as awhole, is well worth the prise charged for ad mission. j QUEER CONSTRUCTION. — To show how differently pcopla «ometimes con strue language, wo quote the following section from a law of Congress ap proved March 3d, 18C8, entitled, VAn act to provide ways and means for the stfoport of the Government": Sec. 4- And be it further enacted, That in lieu of postage and revenue stamps for frac tional currency, and of fractional uotos, com monly called posfage currency, issued or to be issued, the Secretary of the Treasury mav issue fraitional notes of He amouuts in such form as he may doem expedient nnd may pro vide for the engraving, preparation, and issue thoreof in the treasury department building. And all such notes issued shall be exchange able by the assistant-treasurers and designat ed depositaries for United States notes, in Hums not less than threo dollars, and shall be receivable for postage and revenue stamjn, and also in payment of any dues to the Unit ed States less than five dollars, except duties on imports, and Bhall bo redeemed on present ation at the treasury of the United States in such sums and uudei such regulations as the Secretary of Treasury shall prescribe. We bolievo the intent of the above to be very appareut, still Postmaster Sar jent refused to exchange stamps for a > '■ twenty-five cent note of the above de scription, contending that the law re quires an exact tender of three dollars in that species of currency. BST" The last mail brought Us the v«ry nible and interesting rcpdtt of Jiie Comfeissioner of the Gen. Land Office, J. M. Edmunds, from which Wo make the following extracts from our Sur veyor Genet's report, made to tbe Department last August, which shows that he haß not been unmindful of the interests of our citizens. We are glfld to find that his suggestions have been endorsed by the Commissioner and the Government t-»- I would again most earnestly press upon your consideration the necessity for restoring the price of surveys west of the mounts'xj to sl2 and S2O per mile, {or tlie reasons set forth in may report of last year. I think we can secure the survey.of. the country.east of the mountains for the reduced price ot $8 per mile for exterior and subdivisions, b'ut noth ing less than sl2 per mile will Fecure the proper survey of base, meridian and standard lines. j. I would call your attention to the pressing necessity that exists for the survey of the Oolville valley, and other sections of the Ter ritory that include some of our oldest and most populous settlements. lam expending the small appropriation of SIO,OOO, made by the last Congress, to the best possible advan tage, butit accommodates but A small portion of those who have a strong claim upon the Government for the survey of their sections. I cannot, in justice to a numerous class of our citizens, refrain from calling yourattention to the necessity that exists for a survey of that portion of the Territory claimed by the Pupet Sound Agricultural Society, now occu pied by more thana thousand population, many of whom have large and valuablo improve ments. The conflicts that are continually oc curring between the citizens and company aro a source of great annpyance to the people of the counties where the claims are located, as well as the whole Territory, and call loudly upon the government for their prompt and decisive interference. LATER F2OM THE ATLANTIC SIDE. DATES TO APRIL 30. Fort rest Monroe, Ajiri' 25.—General or ders have been issued lnm headqunrters at Newbern, announcing the fall of Plymouth. The enemy stormed it five times, and as many times were repulsed with great slaugh ter. and but for the prompt assistance of (he rebel ram, Plymouth still, might be in our possesion. It is believed tho Senate will amend the House resolution so as to increase tho duties 33 per cent. At the evening session, the House amended the tax bill which was adopt ed imposing 2A per cent, ad valorem on the gross amount of the sales of sugar, and a tax of five per cent, ad valorem was placed on quicksilver produced fr.>tu ore. The clause was amended so that 5 per cent shall be im posed on gold and silver produced from q'uirtz mines, from river bed, from earth, or in any other manner, provided that such duties shall be payable in coin or bullion. Higby, of California, moved ns an amend- J mont that no duty shall be collected on any amount produced under six hundred duliuis. which was rejected. Wallace, of Idaho, moved to strike out the proviso requiring the payment of tliis tax in coin or bullion, which was adopted. An amendment was nd >pted reuqiring com mercial brokers to pay iS2o licence without regard to the amount of their transactions. Increasing duty on bills, sales tor vessels, bonds, mortages, real estate, and making sol id chewing tobaco, bear the same tax as fine cut—3o cents per pound. New York, Ajrril 37.—The finisliing< shop of the Agricultural Iron Works, on 14th, street, was destroyed by fire last night. Loss $100,000; 1,000 workmen were thrown out of employment. ltcbcl accounts from Shrevesport to the 2?d of April have been reeeivad. At that time the place was garrisoned by a sufficient force to hold it against the expected attack. The fortifications were complete, and the heavy batteries were sufficiently elevated to secure plunging shot against iron-sides—the guns being of very heavy caliber: In addition to those defences, the river was , obstructed to such an extent that the fi«ct could not ad vance on tba town without much difficulty and dcluy as well as danger. The garrison was provisioned for a siege of six months. The troops are said to be in the best spirife and repose undoubted confideuoe id Kit by Smith. . , [ t(tH Martinsburg, Va.,dispatches scy the rebels are reported to be concentrating ip front pf that place. How large force they hrtre is unknown. There are indications thai this force will commence offensive operations on the lowering of the Shenandoah river, which is now greatly swollen. The Potomac is also exceedingly high. It is said thaf orders will soon be issued commanding commanders having colored troops under them to retaliate upon tho rebels. , Orders have been issued for an immediate draft in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachu setts and Ohio. A draft will probably be ordered in Delaware and in some districts of Maryland. The Tribune't special Congressional cor respondent says the Congressmen contem plate nit adjournment by the 7th of June. The Herald'* special says the enemy show increased signs of activity. Yesterday they filled the river with logs to try and sweep off our bridges. The scheme failed. Moseby's guerrilas, in quit* strong force, appeared near our Hues yesterday. An unsuccessful attempt was made to des troy the frigate Wrhtuk off Charleston, by a torpedo boat, The WabatK gave a broad side to tbe enemy's vessel which sunk her, and the WabatK escaped under the cover of the darkeness. Chattanoga, April 26.—1n tbe rebel at tack on our pickets at Nickajack Gap on the 23, our loss was 5 killed, 4 wounded, 19 miss ing and probably captured. Several of our men are said to have been killed afu r sur rendering. New York, April 38.—A special dispalch says : ID the House, the Speaker laid before that body an address to the President from the people of East Tennessee. The p re .;. dent's reply to the address relates to the suf* fcring of the people in East Tennessee and asks for their claim, against the establishment ofnylroaA facilijfe» for •btaining snnnlie. tfa ttiilrofd bSSS Knoxville and Uhciapfr by the way 0 f CViittalKcntucky r jfc-oul4be of great coLe quence in the present emenency. It i t „ t ; #atri tbot the IjßMes Which a railroad in 1861 would have saved, amounts to $5,000,000 He also said that in his annual message in 1861, he recommoded the construction of such a road, and now, with the hearty con currence of Congress, he would yet be pleased to have it done. Washington, April 28.—An amendment to the Revenue bill was adqptefl placini a tax of two cents per pound on lower grade! r*t 1 brown sit } higherggrides three cents,'ig on clarified and refined sugars four cents. A bill hns been adopted providing thai' it shall be unlawful to record any instrument document or paper unless propel* staimis shall bo affixed, 'Without which auoh recoil shnll be utterly vgi(j, and ah all not be used as evidence.'' * ' AUnny, April 2d.—lt is understood here that all the artillery regiments and ths de tachments now in the Government Forts, have been ordered to the frttnt. The military wiU be called oflt ttJtnke thefr plncfe. The Richmond papers claim that the rebels captured at Plymouth 3,000 prisonen. Letters received to-day from Admiral Por ter, pronounce Banks' recent expedition a disastrous failure. Besides over thirty pieces of artillery and a large quantity of small arms several hundred wagons and the first gr.nboat Enttporf with nearly 4,000 prisoners, have been lost; also the paymaster's safe con taining a million dollars of greenbacks has been captured by the enemy. The reports in circulation that Banks will be superceded by Gen. Sickels are untrue. Franklin and Slone who lie under imputation, having through neglect and carelessness con tributed greatly to the defeat in Louisiana, will be relieved and probably court-martialed. The Herald has letters from the fleet off Wilmington to the 22d, which state that Gen. Beauregard passed through Wilmington on the 21st, with a large number of troops on their way to Richmond. The enemy s«nd ing all the men they can to the rebel capitol, the impression gains ground that the present campaign will oveutuully end iu disaster to the rebels. Chicago, April 30.—Particulars of the capture of Camden, Ark., by Gen. Steele have teen received: Crossing th« Little Missou ri at a point near Shrevesport, Washington and Cutndcn, (Jen. Steele by his movements deluded Pri'-e into the belief that he intended to attack Shrevesport. Price hastened to l'rairio Du llohn, dug rifle pits and threw up earth-works, when Gen. Steel executed a flank movement which caused Price to re treat towards Washington. Having placed Price ou the arc of a circle, Steel moved di rectly towards Camden. Discovering his mistake, Priee concentrated his csvidry. and with Mnrmaduke nud Dockrry on the flank and t car, hoped to so embarrass Steel that his infantry could, not gain the fortifications at Camden. Steel pressed ou, however, tight ing his way for 71 miles, and entered Cam den on the loth. Nine fortifications of great strength were taken, with a large quantity of sugar, molasiw, pork, etc. Price had burned all the cotton for miles around. Stevens, in the' session last night, offered u substitute for the bill to. provide for a re publican fo.m of government iti the .States overthrown by the rebellion. The substitute provides that seceded States when conquered shall lie regarded as Territories, and he rep resented in Congress as such. The T VarhT* special savs it was rumored f.o:n Fortress Monroe that Little Washington was captured on Monday, and that the invest ment of Newbern would immediately follow. It is now fully understood that Lee will endeavor to bring on a fight without leaving his entrenchments. New Orleans letters any oar soldiers have entirely recovered from the effects incident to there recent marches an A severe battles. A rebel battefry had been planted at Compte, a few miles above Grand Encore, in come* qncnce of which Gen. ! Smith'tunjied the town. (Jen. Grover's Division was still at Alexan dria. It will probably remain to protect the country and the people from guerrillas. Philadelphia, April 28.—The Union SWtte Convention assembled have adopted a resolu tion (o the effect that delegates be Instructed to piipport Mr. Lincoln for the Presidency and to Oppose all efforts to postpone the Baltimore Convention, and that one of the heaviest blows that could be inflicted on the rebels would be the rc-cWction of Mr Lincoln. Muditon, bid., April. 29.—A gang of guer rillas bossed (he Indiana line night before last, and burned a trading boat a short dis tance belotf this city. They also stole» flock of sheep atad some cattle. A Vicksburg letter of the22d says the stcanicjr Xncy brings news fro m Hed pver np more fignting bad occured up to the 20tli. The rebels were reported to be mar clung on Grand Ecore, and on the 20lh our troops wero going out to meet »hem. Our 1 army was believed to' bn strongly entrenched at Grand Ecore, on both tide* of the river. The New Orleans Era of the 27th says tnst passengers from Red river report that the impression prevails that the rebels are not M all particular as to another engagement. As onr army is now prepared for another advaace, there will probably be another engagement soon. CaptT Fineb for Victo ria papers. United Statu District Court, \ Third Judicial District, W.- T. J Held at Port Towneend, id Monday ot June, 1804. * fiarah A. Pileher "| »»■ I Snniucl Pilehcr. J ti . To BAUVUL PILCBCR : Yoirr are hereby A fled, that unless you appear at the next term tho United States District Court, of the Third J" dicial district, to be held at Port Tawss n ~» _ the 2d Monday of June nest, and answer a c plaint tiled agaiust you in said court, judgin will be taken against you as confessed an prayer of the pliinijtT granted. The object of sHid complaint is to procure a decree . vorce from the bonds of matrimony, for au met, neglect and abuse. „ÜBU SARAH. A. I'ILCUBK- Bv licr Attorneys, BBAUSHSW K MCTW" May 7th, 11»«4.

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