®hc tfehington Standard, t'.S. OFFICIAL PAPKIt FOR THR TKRRITORY. The I'nioU"lt Shall be PrcNerred Union Carnty Convention. The Union men of Thurston county arc requested to meet in Convention by Delegates from the dilfercnt iirecincts, at the District School-House in Olynipia, nil SATURDAY, the 14th day of MAY, ISG4, for the pur pose of nominating suitable candidates for the various offices elective at the next general election. The dilfer ent precincts will be entitled to delegates to the Con vention as follows: Mound Prairie 7 Tumwater 7 Chamber's Prairie 8 Yclm 2 Wima » ti Olympia 10 The precinct meeting t > elect Delegates to the Con vention, will he held at til? trsual place of voting in each precinct, at 1 o'clock on Saturday, the SDtli day of April, 18G3. C. CROSBY. J. J. WKSTBROOK. JAS. FOSTER. County Committee. Olyinpia, April '23 th, 1863 Agents for the Standard. The following; named gentlemen are authorized .o receive ami receipt lor money due on subscrip tion to the STAXUARH : L. P. FISIIKR, San Francisco, Pal. TIIOS. BOYCU, Sa» Francisco, CUL. P. J. PitiXROSK, Port Madison ; A. IJ. You XII, " A. It. Bi'ititAXK, Monticello; ALEX. S. Am:nxKTUV. Oak Point; JOIIX WKIISTKS. Seattle ; MARSIIAM. HLIXX, Soalieck. A. 11. PATRICK, Port Ludlow. gSf Money can IJC Bent through the mails at our risk. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 11,1HG4. The Uaion County Convention. Tlie Union County Convention meets in this city to-day, for tho purpose of nominat ing a county ticket to be supported by thj Union party at the June election. This con vention, under the call addressed to the " Un ion mull of Thurston county," will doubtless be compose of delegates of both Republican and Democratic antecedents, nnd will, we confidently trust, select n ticket which will re ceive the undivided support of the Union party, which is composed of all men who nre in favor of sustaining the Government and its measures fur crushing out the rebellion and restoring the Union. Wo do not admit that there can be any just distinction taken be tween two men wfffli now stand upon the same Union platform because the one has been a Democrat and the ethera Republican, nor do wc believe that the people will ever recognize any such distinction at the polls, the final tri bunal where all political questions must be de cided and all parties must weigh their strength. We only want good, sound,loyal men, who will stand up to tho Government, sustain its measures for tlio suppression of the rebellion, and carry with them the strength of the Un ion party, nnd such we have no doubt tlm convention will give us. Tho necessity of nominating such a ticket as shall leave no cause for either wing of the Union party to ruspect an intention to ignore it in the distribution of thu patronage nnd honors of the party is so paramount that it must present itself to the mind of every dele gate. A just and fair observauce of this ar rangement will, wo have no doubt, secure a glorious triumph to the Union cause; and surely no true patriot will permit his personal opinions or desires to stand in the way of what is Jirttrlatt and always the object aimed at by sound Union men. RETALIATION. —We are heartily gratified at the spirit with which our Government is determined to meet its enemies. A committed has been appointed by Congress to inquire into the barbarities atloged to have been commit ted by the rebel forces at Fort Pillow upon the persons of the colored Union soldiers who defended and were captured in tlmt defence, whose investigations appear to have estab lished the fact that Borne of the negroes wete buried alive, with additional circumstances of barbarity the recitation of which cannot fail to make the very marrow shrink in the bones of thosd who oven bear the dreadful particular*. Horrible aa such things must appear, they carry with them the terrible retribution of God. " The blood of the. martyr it the teed of the church," and those who shed it sharpen the weapons that will insure their own de struction. Retaliation, by exacting "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth," is, in war, tho only means by which man cau protect him self against outrages instigated by the Devil. Revengeis the work of Heaven, and is never complete until its enemies and their cause are blotted from the Earth. The Bufferings of the East Tennessee refugees are calrulstud to draw forth th« ut most sympathy. An Agent of the Sanitary Commission, who has recently returned from Knoxville, relates some terrible experiences. He saw hundreds of these refugees at every point—the children barefooted ia the cold, and the women and men shivering from scant clothing and haggard from stinted food. Many of the men wee* clad in carpet* fastened around the neck, aud hanging down like a gown. There was much sickness among them, and the mortality was great. >i4 . (7* Barnum is lecturing in Philadelphia on "The Art of Mnking Money.- To suit the requirement? of the times it shoflld be on •' The Ait of .Stealing Money." The Sanitary Fairs. The New York correspondent of the S. F. Alfa gives an amusing description of a Sani tary Fair recently at Albany, which em braced several features quite out of the com mon. Besides thu many articles for sale, the ladies had apartments set aside for represent ing the costumes and manners of different countries, and where they dispensed refresh ments, iu tbe costume of the age and charac ter they assume. The correspondent says: " Like th= rest of the Sanitary Fairs this is a success. The Shaker booth is another of thu principal features of the bazaar Mr.-.. Franklin Townsend presides over it, assisted by several beautiful young ladies in costume. The articles they supply are manufactured by Shakers, and are not only attractive but use ful. Tbe Oriental booth is lilted up in purely Eastern styli l , and its inmates are dressed in costumes described in the Arabian Night s Entertainments. At times the interior repre sents a life-like picture of n Turkish apart ment —'.he Turk being seated upon an otto man, with eight or ten beautiful women re cliuiug about hini. Another beautiful feature of the fair is, " The old woman who lived in a shoe, And who had so many children she didu't know what to do.'" "The poor old woman still lives in a shoe, surrounded by an almost countless number of bright, chubby little babies, and as she offers to sell them cheap, pleasure na well as chari ly should direct the steps of the visitor to her humble abode. The ladies presiding in the Military Department arc dressed in elegant and attractive military costume, with shoul der straps designating their rink ot office. Mis? Margaret Worthaud Miss Frances l'ruyn wear (he insignia of Major-Generals. ((Ihers, ns privates, and others again with pretty faces and handsome limbs, aa vivan-dieres. The Sanitary Fair now being held in Riooklyu.Uan immensesuccess: money pouts into the treasury like rain, anil nobody coin plain iof anything excepttho visitois.. They »s a general thing, find themselves llnttcnud in corners, trodden upon, elbowed, and other wise inconvenienced, and complain of not having seen anything but their neighbor. l ;' hats and bonnets. Eveu the Nsw England kitidiern is crowded to such an extent that it is hard work to find sufficient elbow room f«r the handling of kaife, fork, or spoon, lif ter the "apple same," pork and besns, " .Jon ny cake," etc., having been purchased and placed within tempting reach upon the snowy cloth. •* The one in Gotham, which is now being prepared, will be presided over by all the pretty belles in Now York in fancy costumes. It a I masque* and fancy dress balls will be nothing to it in the dazzling array of beauti ful dresses anil recherche elegance, which will be made its most prominet features. \Y hat a splwmled matrimonial market it will be too. Just imagine a Circassian tlave, or I'age's picture of Venus, represented by some of Gotham'* fairest daughters. The admission will be one dollar—cheap enough for what will be seen. It will contiuue for sevetal weeks." TUB PHOCBSSION. —Ou Thursday night, the 10th inst., the Order of U. F. F. V. had a grand torch-light procession in this city, in commemoration of tho 89th anniversary of tho capture of Ticondcioga, by tho Green Mountain Hoys, under Brothers Ethan Allen and Setli Warner. Much curiosity was ex cited among outsiders from the fact that a large proportion of those in tho procession wore masks, which prevented the possibility of their being identified. This WBP, of course, in accordance with the formulas of the Order, in which its leading historical events are al ways presented and preserved through the medium of al'egorics and which pro duce the deepest and most last iug impressions upon the human mind. The procession was headed by the Olympia Brass Band, and passing through the principal streets of the city in the most perfect order, was enthusias tically greeted by the ladies who had collected in positions that would afford them a good view of the procession. If the world required any evidence of die charitable, benevolent and patriotic objects of the institution, in addition to those which been presented in its works, it would readily find it in the fact that it meets with the unqualified approval of tho fair sex. These solemn ceremonies havo undoubtedly produced an impression upon the public mind which will not soon be obliterated.« FA WN'IXU.— *-It is sickening to read tho ful some laudations of Gov. Kennedy, iu the Victoria papers. During the past three months, they have published from six to twelve columns each week, interspersed with sensation headings aodoxolamation points, all because the recipient of a pe'ty office from the crown had arrived to enter upon the dis charge of his duties. From the time his ap pointment was made known, and while be was yet in England, this system, of puffery was commenced, and has been continued till the present time, with as much mimitho as the London accounts of tho birth of the royal baby, and how much longer it will remain the chief theme we cannot predict. This may do very well for Englishmen, but it sounds exceedingly flat to those born in a free land and where man-worship is not tho order of the day. ' . MAIL CONTHACT. —We are pleased to loam that our townsman, H. Winsor, Esq., has received from Government the contract for carrying the mails between Portland and this place tri-weekly, by steamboat and stage, to commence in September next. When this service id commenced, we predict that no more complaint will bo heard on this portion of the overland route.' Mr. Winsor is a man who everybody knows will perform what ke undertakes. py He would be., a remarkable rain who could write down the virtues, of hiafrienda without N-V, and their faults without making X-M-Es. | The Orsgon Delegation in Congress. Wo havu been perm i ted to malcc the fol , lowing extract from a letter written by Capt. [Crawford, of Oregon, to a friend in Olympia, dated Washington City, March 19th, 1664 : " Senator Harding is the most misunder stood man 1 ever knew. He is fiilly as much committed to, and feels as ardent a desire for, the nomination of Mr. Lincoln ; and hi* election, as nine-tenth of the old ' Republicans. Jty late letters and papers I i see the Oregoniansareabrsing him for offer ing n disloyal resolution in the Senate. The resolution credited to him was offered by Harding of Ky. in the House. Our Rep resentatives generally, and Mcltride in par ticular, have been grossly abused about that overland mail from Portland to Sacramento. : The contract is to be let in July, for service j the same as the present. Resides this, our i delegation have been hammering at the Post : master-General until they have got a tri-week ! ly mail in coaches from Salt Lake to Walla I Widla, via. lioise, and nt a price that the i contractor can do the service. This is a great thing, and the people ought to appre ciate it more than they do. No State in the Union has more honest or industrious rep resentatives in Congress than Oregon, and I the representatives of no State arc so grossly abused." Mr. Crawford is an old and highly rcpect eil citizen of Oregon, and was early identified with the Republican organization of that State. lie has been in Washington City i. portion of the winter and spring of the last three yenrs. and hns had abundant opportu nities for forming a correct estimate of the ability of the Oregon delegation, consequent ly his opinions are entitled to great respect and consideration. No man understands the history and present condition of parties in Oreg HI better than Mr. Crawford, and being a member of the Legislature, and a very ef ficient and active participator in the great struggle which rcbulted in tho overthrow of the Democratic party, and the construction of Union organization, being a fair and hon orable man, as well as a discreet and judicious politician, he veiy naturally deprecates all movements on the part of his old Republican associates, which tend toward and unfair dis crimination against the Democratic wing of the Union party, and which has been FO clearly manifested for the last few mouths, by an unjust and indiscriminate warfare upon the Oregon delegation in Congress. Instead of upholding and encouraging their Repre sentatives in their nrdnous labours for pro moting the interests of Oregon, hardly a Word has been written in their defence by the Orego'i press, who they have been nu scrupulously, and unjustly assailed by their personal and political enemies. The Or ego tiian has been on the alert to find plausi ble pretexts for giving vent to its personal hatred and animosity, and by tho aid of leas important, but no loss vindictive cotcmpnra lies, have succeeded in creating a public sen timent, not only unfavorable to tho loyalty and party fidelity ot their Senators, but to their faithful and efficient Representative, Mcllride. We feel sure the time is not far distant when the people of Oregon will restore them to their confidence, and publicly mani fest their scorn and contempt of their cal umniators. A Minuoii. —There exists a class of men in almost every community, says the Lewiston Go!dm Age, who imagine that their fellow citizeus living around them are mcroly serfs, bound to bow submission to their notions and opinions relative to matters of public policy, and not (infrequently to mattors pertaining to each olio's own private business. This class are very prone to be censorious toward a news paper if it manifests any degreel>f indepen dence of their dictnm relating to public policy, and talk with much assurance of the immense support givcu the paper, and that it would not be possible for it to live without their support. We suggest to such the language of Burns: " O, would ■nine power the glftie gie un, To KCC uur<cts as ithcrs «ec u*!" Cy A California Copperhead organ has the following, which shows their malignant hatred of the Government and it* defenders, aud their inordinate love for Davi* and the traitor government. How many are there in this Territory who hold to thia creec( ? " Republicans may hurrah forppijured old mule countenanced Abe and it i< jconsidered the bight of patriotism, but to do a* much for Jeff. Davis, who has won bon< table distinc tion under jbe Star* and Stripy, and in the Senate chamber, i* treason—ib the opinion of the Republicans." GOOD NKNVS FOB THB SBATTLB-ITBS. — Wo are informed by a gentleman recently from San Francisco that tba cargo of young ladic« sent out to Seattle havo arrived at the former place, and may aeon be erpeeted at their now homes. Instead, however, of their being fifty, in number, tbey are only fifteen! At this ratio, Qllapod of the Gazette, instead of the six he spoke for, must be content with two. ' . 17 The estimation placed upon ,Mr. Jeff. Davis in North Carolina is ehowo by this ob servation in the lite speech of Governor Vance. He laid: "it every map in this couuty (Wilkes) who has used abusive lan guage towards Jet Davis and 'be Confeder ate Government was to-be pntinjailho would hare to address bis entire audience through iron bsrs." " . t , 17 The New World; one of the largest snd finest steamers on tfie Sacramento river, baa been purchased by the Oregon Steam Navi gation Co. and placed on the Portland and Cascades trade. 17 He who talks to a drunken man talks to on > besido himself. Horible Massacre by the Indiana in British «•• • • Colombia t Mr. W. W. Armstrong of Port Towsend, who arrived here by the Anderson yesterday morning, has kindly furnished us an extra of the Victoria Chronicle, giving the following particulars of a horrible massacre of fourteen men at Butte Inlet, by Chilleeooten Indiana: The steamer Emily llarit has just brought down three men who are the aole survivors of a party of seventeen, the remaining fourteen having been massacred by Cliillccootcn In dians who had been hired to pack fur them. The savages commenced the attack by mur dering Smith, the ferryman, and robbed the house. On the same night they started up to the camp whero the 17 men were sleeping and commenced an indiscriminate attack on them with knives, pistols, muskets and axes— and slaughtered 14 out of the 17. The wretches, not content with depriving the poor fellows of lifti, hacked and mutilated the bodies in a most shocking manner. An Indian from Kuclntaw, who was with the parly, and the three surviving whites, man aged to escape in tho darkness. Two of the whiles aro wouuded. The news is of a most dreadful character and its promulgation has raised a feeling of alarm among all the act tiers in the outlying districts. The Kuclataw, who escaped, says that he concealed himself iu the vicinity of the camp until the next morning, and saw all of the bodies. The heads of some had been hacked off—others were riped open, and the fiend*, in more than one instance, had quartered the bodies of their victims. The Chronicle says a gunboat will be at once dispatched to New Westminster, to convey the news to Gov. Seymour. Union Convention, MONTICEI.I.O, Cowlitz Co., W. T., I May 7th, 18G4. f The Cowli z and Wuhkiacum county Un ion convention met. and organized by elect ing A. R. Purbauk President, and ('has. Mc- Call Secretary. Delegates—Cathlamet precinct, Wahkia cum county, T. Dray, ('has. McCail; Oak Point, Cowlitz county, W. 11. Harris (two votes); Monticello, A. R. Burbunk, L. P. Smith, 0. C. Huntington, 11. I>. Huntington, Nathaniel Stone (L. 1\ Smith proxy); Cali mu, James H. l'ullon. Messrs. Harris, IL D. Huntington ami Dray, committee on resolutions, reported the following which were adopted: llctolrrd Ist, That we give cordial support to the Administration of Mr. Lincoln; and believing liiin patriotic, honest and faithful, can but cherish a hope of his renomination by the Union National Convention, to be holdcn at Baltimore ou the 7th of June. 'id, That wo arc in .favor of a more vigor ous prosecution of the war, deeming it more speedy in subduing the rebellion and secur ing a permanent peace. 3d. That the present trying times of our country should beget patriotism in the great heart of the American people in sup port of the war for the life of the Govern ment; and we can but look upon all opposed to the war as or in sympathy with the rebellion, hence unfrieudly to our Republican form of governmHnt. Mr. Wm. W. Hays having received a ma jority of the votes east was, on motion, de clared the unanimous choico of the conven tion for Joint Representative. Tho Cowlitz county convention then nom inated the following ticket for county offi cers : Probate Judge- —B. Huntington. Auditor— Jasper Stone. 'Sheriff- —H. LnfFey. Count tf Commissioner —V. M. Wallace. Atsrssor —L. 1). Shepardson. Mossra. Rurbauk, Nathaniel Stone and Mc- Call were appointed a central coinmittre for the ensuing year. On motion, the Secretary waa instructed to furnish a copy of the minutes of this conven tion to the Orogonian and the WASHINGTON STANDARD for publication. A. R. BURBANK, Pres. CIIAS. MCCALI., Sec. —• ■ LAKK TAUOK. —" Ada Clara," in the ac count of a recent trip to Washoe, published in the S. F. Golden Era, says of Lake Tahoe: " But the pearl of the whole rid<> waa the journey fclong the shore* of Lake Tahoe. On one aide, immense chasms and valleys, and on the other, at an altitude of aix thousand feet above the sea, a lake twenty miles wide, and of a more heavenly blue than the heaven* themselves. A fresh breeze stirred the wa ter* of thia lake a* I passed, and Mat it* bright wave* rippling agaiuat the shore, and^ curling whitely about the larjre stones near itb mar gin, with a murmur liko the monotones of mu sic ; while on the opposite shore of the Sierra Nevada mountain* ahot boldly up, wrapped in anow, with a few hard/pine* piercing through. With such aceqary a* this in iii« country, why should tourists go to Switser land 7 Let othera aing the glories of Lake Geneva and the Alps, but for my part give me Lake Taboo and the Sierra Nevada*. THB TBLKOJIAPH. —We are assured by the gentlemen having charge of the matter, that the teltgiapb -will be completed to this place early next fill. The oootract for fur nishing the polei has already been let, and the work will be' at once commenced. jy Bogus gold dust is in circulation in the Boise country. Brass filings are mixed with the genuine ore and paased off as the true metal. 17 Hon. Thompson Campbell haa an nounced hie determination to etump Califor nia next fall in fkvor of Abraham Lincoln, |7 Victoria paper* say that the steamer George 8. Wright is to mcke a trip to Port land. leaving Viotoria on tbe 17th inst. MBBK.—ldaho "city" baa a population of 1,200 inhabitants, and yet by vote rejected a charter tor a city government. (7 We are indebted to Capt. Finch, of the steamer AnJcrson, for late Victoria papers. LATER FROM THE ATLANTIC SIDE. DATES TO MAY 7. Cairo, May 2.—lt is reported that Padu cah is again threatened. Measures an being taken to prevent the Government property from falling into the hands of the enemy should they again advance on that place. It is said that over 100 people from the coun try above Paducah, and contrabands are en camped within the radius of ten miles on the opposite side of the river from that city. Washington, May 2.—The affidavits tak en by the sub-Committee on the conduct of the war at Fort Pillow, show conclusively that some of the negroes were buried alive. The deposition of one was taken who dugout of his owu grave. There is no doubt of the fact that one or more prisioners were nailed through the flesh to pieces of wood and then buried alive. Mot only on the day of the sur render, wore such fiendish acts perpetrated but next day in cold blood. The victims seen by the committee were pierced and cut in the faces with bayonets and swords, while other parts of their bodies were disfigured cither by steel or lead. Harrithurg, May 2.—Gov. Curtin has received positive assurance from the war de partment last night, that the Pennsylvania reserves will be mustered out of the service at the end of the first year from the time they had enlisted in the State sen-ice. They did not enter the Federal service till two month after they were sworn into service. Their return, however, will be a loss to Grant of five thousand of his most effective men for the greater part of the summer campaign. A 'etc York, May 2.—lnformation received from the Army of the Potomac to-night states that the troops who went to Madicon Court- House on tlio 28th burned the town to ashes. It isunknown whether this was done by order or not. Deserters who came in yesterday reported Leo's army 80,000 strong, with 22,000 effec tive cavalry, all in good condition, with ten days supplies, nnd railroads running night and day bringing reinforcements. The HiraUr* Newborn letter of the 26th eaya: Information has been received here that the rebel authorities have taken poses- Bion of all the railroads in the South for the next sixty days, during which time non-com batants will not be allowed to travel on them. It has also been ascertained that troops from Charleston have been brought to Wilmington to relieved the troops who rave since proceed ed to Richmond. New Orleans advices state that a refugee from Shrevesport reports that place protected by 14 miles of fortifications, which the rebels consider impregnable against anything short of J. 30,000 men. There win a report among the rebels that General Steele was moving towards Sliroves port with 22,000 men a* d that I'rico with 47,000 men was opposing him. The guuboat Eaif/wrt remained ashore 10 miles below Grand Ecore, aud two gun boats were aground on the fulls above Alex andria. 30,000 rebel cavalry were reported in the neighbo.hood of Clinton, above Port Hudson. Their intention is supposed to be to lay waste plantations worked by loyalists. Advices from Duvall's UiuflT, Arkansas, of the 20th, say that a small band of gnerrilas are still investing the country about that place, threatening to interfere with the navi gation of White river. A cavalry force, on the 22d, had n fight with a band of gnerrilas SO miles from the HlnfF, in which 30 rebels, including several officers, were captured. On the 22d, an ironclad was surprise! two miles above Yazoo City and captured by Ihr rebels. A number of our men were killed. Gi.ttid Kcoru letters any that the feeling against Honks among the soldiers nnd others Gonls. more intenno everyday. The army had lost confidence in him ah a General, and no good remit can be hoped for in that depart ment until a new commander shall be ap pointed. Washington, May 2.—The expedition sunt from Viekna on the 28th, has returned, having visited Lecsburg and Uuperville. At the IfU'cr place thy encountered a portion of Moocby's guerillas, and after a severe fight the rebels were repulsed with six killed and wounded. The expedition alto captured a number of hones, a large quantity of wool and tobacco, and other contrabat <1 goods. Fortreu Monroe, May I.—Little Wash ington, N. C., was evacuated by ot: forces on the 28th, 'JO troops there being wanted else where. New York, May 3 .—Herald"* special says that Gen. Lee docs not design falling back on Richmond, but is concentrating all his forces at ((range Court Hottso. All is quiet at Winchester. A special to the Timet says Congress is now ready to adjourn as soon as the tariff and internal revenue bUs have been acted upon or passed in the committee. . Several members of the House were in the Senate yesterday, to urge the Senators to adopt the House resolution fixing the last day of May, as the time tor the adjournment. The Naval and Civil appropriation bills with die Senate amendments, wtre considered by the House Ways and' Means Committee yesterday. It is believed that they will be reported to the House to-morrow. The rebels appear to be concentrating their main force, towards ou left. SanFr<i*ai*co, -■ lay 7.—-The wither for the put few days have be cm quite unsettled. Light rains have fallen, accompanied with heavy winds. The overland telegraph Una has not worked foe several day*, and we are without later eastern intelligence than that already published "uv yotu , > General Chapman, formerly * member of Congress from Michigan, was yester Jay ar rested by the Provost Marshal and sent to Alcatras, foe treasonable expression made in • recent Speech at * Club meeting:. Alt advance is noticeable in nearly all clas ses of goods; particularly is this the oase with domestic produced. Floor, extra, firm at 38®8 50: auperfine, s7<3>7 .50. Wheat, 2f®3. Barley, SjpS)4. Hay, 330(835 per ton. Bran, 40 per tjm, Oats, 3J*a>3 j. Corn, 3s. Potatoesi lj. / Chicago, May 4.—A letters from Alexan dria, (La.) of the 23d oi April e«yst . The offensive campaign against the rebels, for the present, is at an eud. General Banka's army is moving back on this place; the advance of tho baggage trains arrived last night, and the whole army will be hero in a day or two. The Union gun-boat* arc juts above the Falls, two miles from Alexan dria ; si or eight of tbe number are iron clads loxch draw too much water to enable them « get over theshoals. It |a impossible at pre ent to determine how long General Banks will bold Alexandria. On the 22d of April the r»bels burned 2,000 bales of cotton within 13 miles of Alexandria. The rebels followed our force from Grand Echo, and when near Cart river an engagement took place in which the rebel* lost 1,000 men and 9 pieces of artillery. Alexandria has been fortified, and the wotksare being extend ed. Guerrilas, under Quantrell, are infesting the banks of lied river, and have already commited many depradations. They have captured and burned the steamer Hcutinri, and fired into the gunboat Bcnfok, Hn;,g the captain and 20 of the crew. Pine Bluff dates to Tuesday of Jut -rtk state that the day before, a train 0f 240 empty wagons, returning from Camden, Were at tacked and captured by a large force "Ht Marmaduke, within 30 miles of Pine Bluff and 1,000 men. with 7 pieces of artillery feli into the enemy's hands. This needs con firmation. The rebels are felling trees on the Ouchita river, destroying wagon roads, and cutting off by water with Steele. Washington, May 6.—The Republican is sued an extra to-day eontaining tbt follow ing : We feci authorized to state that the Army of the Potomac has advanced towards Richmond, and a struggle for the rebel capi tal is about to begin. Our army moved on Tuesday night, and has now ciosud the Rapidan. The crossing was made at Jacob's, Culpepper, Germania and United States' fords, and was effected without serious op position. Lee has been compelled to fall back from the strong position with which he has held us at bay all winter. Gold, 204. POLITICAL.—Tbe prospects in regard to the next Presidential contest are becoming defined. There will probably be three can didates in the field. President ""■"1" will. ' undoubtedly be nomiuated by the Union National Convention, aud will have two op ponents— Fremont and McClellan. The lat ter two are unsuccessful Generals, afflicted with constitutional sore heads, and would gladly avenge their fancied iujnres by taking the place of their present c..ief. McCMlsn wilt very probably be the candidate of tbe Demce atic party, abd, from present appear ances, be will unite its strength. Fremont, for want of a platform, will run on his person al purity and present injuries. Ilis friends excuse their determination to run him in op position t» the regular nominee of the Con vention, on the ground that that august as sembly will bo controlled by the shoddy-con frftctiug aud office-holding interest. This position seems rather refreshing, considering the record the Pathfinder made while in command of tbe Department of tho Wtst.— Cal. Ledger. [ V The steamer sailed from San Fronciico for Portland and Victoria on the 7th inst. ■ *• ■ ■— (7* Jadgft A. C. Smith and family left far Lewiston, I. T., on Thursday lost. TBIIRITORV OK WjKiitxooM, 1 Pruliato Court of County of Island. ) Island County. Estate of Kniiiy A. Hell (inte Eber) deceased. At the April term, 1804, of the Probate Court of Ulnnil county, it wits ordered by the Court: That notice be given to creditors (If any there be) of stiid deceased, to present their claims duly verified to the Administrator before the 25th Jsiy, 18U4, also all persons bo cited to appear at the next ensuing term of said Court to be balden at Conpeville, Isluud county, on the 25th July, ISB4, then and tnerc to show cause, if any fftey Save, why final teltlemrnt and uisTßlßrtH)* the resi due of sniu estate shonld not then and then." be made. Now in compliance tflth said- order of liie Court, notice is hereby given tinrt tinal settlement of my administration of said estate io this Terri tory will be presented for the approval of said Court at the said July term, 18(14. and all persons holding auy claims as creditors of said estate will forthwith present the same to we for allowance, at Pert Town send, W. T., on or before the said 35th July, 1864, And all persons interested in the final dis'iributlou of sftid estate will present snd duly verify their right and claim to the same *t tlh» said term of said Probate Court, (Mth July. 1 804,) otherwise their said claims will thereafter forever be barred Allowance. PAUL K. HCBB6, Administrator of the estate of Emily A, Bell (Ist* Ebcy) deceased. „ , Port Townsend, W. T., Apr. 19, 1864. Spcqial polices. Croup ail In flfunatlon In W* u * mat lain. CwctxjtATi, February sth, ttff. 1 Mrssas.A.L. Soovm. £ Coi— Siri .—About the Brat of last December, my M» hoy. three years old, we* attacked with the Croup, which was so severe that it was with difficulty that k could breathe, and we did not expect nim to live minutes, when I gave one table-spoonful of Dr. Hsu Balsam and in about fifteen minutes after 1 gsve nim another dose, which acted as «n emetic, and ta hslf « hour after he waa quite fasy, and the nest morning »> was playing about as uraal. JohnMahl, my brothet-la-Uw, was also severely si fllcted with Inflammatory RJumnmHim, aadwas scsrse ty able to walk about the house. JHia leg "• very large', and gained him severely (*0 much sottotse could not sleep day he night, and by the u»» of tl* of your Paia Panacea ha was entirely cured, «na , never felt any qraytoms of it sip*. Mrs. Beh»re » who resides on Thirteenth' *tyt, Wg. 10«. h»J *'lff. ' attack of Rheumauaminthehe«l,%hjeh awe *pe»» ful that H eeamed ae thourt ehe woald go dW»»£«. and by ha thing with the Pain Panacea, was sew* j relieved in a few minutes. ... I have frequently recommended it to my n«W w fet pains and soimmss, and . have never known fai» giving relief atld entire •g|*^ , g , £ A L |f »HL. Residence 112, Thirteenth street. lIEpilUTi) And Pain *» Me 8m and Breatl. Da(Toa. Ohio, June sth, 1858. "Masses. A- SeojfiM. *Co. . Genii: —My wife was .troubled with DEBIb and has had a C'»mUs(J«s. in her Suit, an ' times, a paia in her Brmuty which was I* o*'' 0 *'' (Horn sewing. 1 bought s box of D*. * I'tlU, a adduce she has been usiag them »• entirely recovered her strength, andthoP*' 11 . left her. ' l'bave need them also ssysslf, •» 416 and 418 Front st., San rr#n^®' w .