Newspaper of The Washington Standard, July 23, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated July 23, 1864 Page 2
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jp« Washington Standard, -7? io '°""* w ~ v - . New 1 <>rk, lintoUm and Jersey City. The late discovery of citenMve coal C*M» on the Sinnd will have an ini|>ortaut It-aring II|H>U the coustruciiou of the load. Iron and copper are likewise f«>utiil in prcat abundance. Our timb. r for ?hip-builuiug cannot be sur passed. It i* t therefor*, no vUionary idea to suppose tba' s«me point nu the Sound is des tined to become one «>f tbc most important commercial innrts of tbc world. r.H. OFFICIAL FTFKK Ft»R THK TERRITORY. The Mia 11 be I'rmrtrd ABRAHAM LINCOLN'. Agents for the Standard. The following named tfentlemen nre Authorized to receive And receipt (or money due on subscrip tion to the STAXUAAU : L. P. FISIIKB. Sun Francisco, Pal. J. i. 11. VAN ROKKKI.ES. Port Townscnd : P. J. PRIMROSE, Port Madison ; A. B. Yousn, " A. K. BCKRASK. Monticello: ALKX.S. AIIKKSKTIIY. Oak Point; JOHN WEBSTER. Seattle : MARSHALL BUNS. Seabeck. A. B. PATRICK, Port Ludlow, fry Mmiov ran lie sent through the mails at our risk. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY *23,lS<>l. A bill has passed Congress chartering n Northern Pacific Railroad. The capital stock is to be one hundred millions of dollars. No money is donated by Government to aid in its construction, but twenty sections of land per mile are set apart for that purpose. The whole road is to be completed before 1876. It is to start from some point on Lake Supe rior, in Wisconsin or Minnesota, north of the 45th degree of latitude, thence to some point on Pugot Sound, with a branch to the Columbia river to a point at or near Portland, Oregon. There arc one hundred and thirty-five incorporators named in the bill, from all parts of the country. Among them are H. F. Perkins, Geo. Rowland, Richard Cheenery, Samuel Brannan, and Henry Pratt, of California; John Mullan, Anson G. Henry, S. D. Smith, Charles Ferry and H. E. My rick of Wasbingon Territory. This is said to be a bona Jidc affair, and that the company will be organized without delay. It is, in our opinion, a far preferable route for a railroad to the Southern, is some six hundred miles shorter, and we believe the probabilities aro that it will bo the first road completed. The munificent donation of 12,- 800 acres of land to every mile of road, will pay the whole expense of building, if it is re tained until the road is finished and then sold to actual settlers on accommodating terms. The land upon the Northern route is much more desirable for settlement than on the Southern, and besides will render available tracts of the best timber in the world, which will bo worth from fifty to one hundred dol lars per acre in a very few years after the road is completed. The growing importance of our northern mines will hasten the construction of the road. It is well known that capital amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars is already in vested in railroads which have their termini in the northern cities of New York and Bos ton. The construction of a road to this coast would enhance the value of the stock fully one hundred per cent, and the Pacific road would be the best paying railroad stock in the world. These are our reasons for believing that the road will be constructed in advance of the Southern road. Northern capitalists have been disinclined to subscribe to stock in the Southern road believing that the tendency of its construction would be to divert travel from the roads passing through Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Albany, and thus on to New York and Boston. The two latter cities will be the great i.crmini of the Northern road on the At lantic, while Philadelphia and Baltimore will be the natural termini of the Southern route. m vj m • ; i is ■;;! The California" gold mines have made San Francisco she is. Our northern gold fields, which are proving as rich as those of California in former years, and extending over five times the amount of Territory, cannot fail in their turn to build up large and populous cities. While Chicago, 111., is destined to be come the great central city of North America, and New York and Boston remain the great commercial depots upon the Atlantic sea board, the commercial emporium of the Paci fic is to be built at some point on Puget Sound. We have the faith to believe that this now ap parently visionary speculation will be in a fair way of realization within the next five or six yctri. It is more than probable that the Columbia branch will be completed and extended to Olympia, on the Souud. before the main trunk will be built over the mountains to terminate at some other point; but that both will be built within the time limited in the charter, cannot be reasonably doubted. The Colum bia river branch will be of easy construction, and not very likely to terminate at Portland. Thia would seem to have been the understand ing of Congress, aa thu charter provides that it may terminate in the ririnity of Portland, which no doubt means Vancouver. It may be tuken for granted thst.the road must come down UJJOU lh«i NortU aide ot t!ic Columbia ( rendering iiecoaeary a portage from Vauc.»u vcr to Poittaad. In a few generator the FOR PRESIDENT, Of llllnolH. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, ANDY JOHNSON, Of TrnnrMre. The Northern Pacific Railroad, The News. Since our li&t publication the news from the vicinity of Washington and Baltimore lias been cxci'.ing, if notalariniMg. We have not, however, apprehended any serious danger to Washington, but have felt rather solicitous regtrding the safety of Baltimore—not that WH believed it possible for the rebels to remain many days in Maryland, but wo feared they might sack and burn thn city be fore a sufficient uumber of troops could be con centrated to drive them back over the Poto mac. The dispatch received Saturday even ing last, representing the rebels as being in the vicinity of Washington, destroying the railroads between that city and Baltimore and plundering the passengers in the cars, wc ac knowledge made us feel rather "shaky," in spite of our strong frith in Grant's generalship and his ability to ultimately crush out the re billion. We therefore, in common with ev erybody else, awaited the next dispatch with much anxiety. The news received by Tues day evening's mail was very meagre, but fa vorable as far as it went, and relieved some portion of the anxiety. Thursday's mail did not bring much in addition to what was re ceived Tuesday evening, except that it tended to confirm the belief that no serious attempt would bo made by the rebels to capture cither Baltimore or Washington, and that if they should they wero certain to bo repulsed. Our troops had salied out from the entrenchments 011 the north of Washington, and drove the rebels back eight or ten miles. It was lU inorcd that the main body of the rebels were rccrossing the Potomac. The confusion and excitement created by tlio raid into Maryland, has caused Grant and Sherman to be almost overlooked, no allusion being made to Grant's operations in the last two or three dispatches. It is mentioned inci dentally that Sherman is advancing on At lanta, having crossed the Chattahoocho river. Gold has fallen from 2.80 to 2.G7, which indicates that there was no serious apprehen sion of the rebels taking the Capital, or that they would remain long in Maryland. We look for important news by this evening's mail, and wc are confident that it will be fa vorable to the Union cause. rr The last P. Tribune has a very severe criticism on the speech of Judge McFaddeii in response to n toast on the 4th of July, under the caption of " Pacific Democracy." It is a well-written article. The peculiar style, and tlio " literary polish," betray its pa ternity. We are pleased, for the sake of the readers of that pi.per, that it has secured the services of so uprightly a writer. It is to be hoped that he will explain the philosophy upon which the machinery of the steamer Alexandra works. The curiosity of the peo ple lias been much excited by a description given of it last week by the editor who attends to the legal and scientific department of that [taper. Some are at a loss to know how three distinct wheels can be propelled by two dis tinct engines, and are still more puzzled as to the use of the dry boiler. We have read with great interest the speech of Hon. Lorenzo D. M. Sweat, of Maine, iu the House of Representatives, urging the construction of the Northern Pacific Rail road. It is a very able speech, demonstrating most conclusively its practicability and its superior advantages over the Southern route. We will endeavor to give the more impor tant portions hereafter. Mr. S. states thut both American and Euglish capitalists arc ready to take the Btock and commence the construction of the road. He more than con firms our estimate of its importance and our predictions of its speedy construction. PERIODICALS.—A large package of lata illustrated and news papers have been received from Messrs. Strattman 8c Co., News Agents, of San Francisco. The lint comprises the N. Y. Tribune, Herald, World, Harper'» Weekly, Illustrated New*, Frank Letlie, Clipper, Comic Monthly, Phunny Phellow, Police Gazette, Louisville Journal , etc. We advise all desiring the abov», or any other pa per published in the civilized world, to send to Strattman, and they will be supplied with dispatch. Our cotemperary, in describing the steamer Alexandra, says she is "driven by three distinct stern wheels," driven by " tiro locomotive engines." We do not dispute this, but conclude that the third jrheel gene rates the steam to supply the other two. We doubt, however, the use of that fiflh boiler, which our cotemporary says is for dry steam. At least, if dry steam can be boiled, we be lieve it is a fact not generally known to scien tific men. ty We don't expect the " Constitutional Democrats" to rejoice over the late election. We know they are " constitutionally" opposed to it, as they are to nearly everything eke. ty It is not at all surprising, in one sense, that we beat the " Constitutional Democrats" in the late race. We hat! safe RK-jadet and they n hong-mire. The Special Zleetiea. The upecial election resulted mote fortn-' natelv for tbe Union eaoae than we farad to anticipate. Mr. Rhoades beats bis cowprti tor, Mr. Longinire, 13 *ote». We claim for the STANDARD the credit of tbe victory. Had we Wn at luke-warin in the euee as the /'. Tribmme showed itself to be, our can* didate would undoubtedly have b«*n de feated. The " I)emocraU," relying upon the |icr>onal popularity of their candidate dbcour aged all excitement, or reference to tie party imue# involved, aud it was for this very rea son that we urged our friends to make an act ive canvas*. This was done in Olympia pre cinct, nnd but for it Mr. lthoades would have been Lenten. In Tumwater precinct, where the influence of our cotemporary predomi nate*, Mr. Rhoades lost four rotes ; while in Olympia, where the influence of our paper was felt, he received seven votes more than 1 he did in June last. Our neighbor teems much displeased at our intimation that he had discouraged effort in behalf of Mr. Rhoades, and charges us with stating what we knew to be false. It ia only necessary to refer to his columns for proof of the charge. The STANDARD published no tices of public meetings in different parts of the couuty, for the purpose of discussing the issues involved in the contest, the Tribune did not so much as allude to the matter, but barely stated that an election would take place. The STANDARD proposed the forma tion of Lincolu nnd Johnson Clubs, but our cotemporary never mentioned the subject. This looks to us very much like " discourag ing cfl'ort," nnd we certainly did our cotempo rary no injustice in stating the fact. By ref erring to tlio numbers of the Tribune published during the canvass preceding the June elec tion, it will be seen that it barely expressed a preference for the Union nominees, without discussing the relative claims of tlio two sets of candidates to the confidence of the people. In onr article of last week, criticising the course of that paper, we expressed the opin ion that they did not designedly labor for tho defeat of the Union candidates, but insisted that their policy was calculated to produce this result, and every day's observation and experience tends to confirm and strengthen this opinion. We do not believe that the maneuvering of self-constituted nnd irrespon sible juntas are the best means of promoting tho success of tho Union party. On the con trary, we prefer open and manly discussion before the people of nil party questions, as well as the relative merits of all candidates. Right ineasuies and correct principles will suffer nothing from public criticism. The humblest member of nn orgnnizntion in this Republican land has an equal right with the most exalted to participate in all movements connected witn the welfare nnd prosperity of the organization. A policy based upon any other principle will prove distructive ot all harmony aud unity, and ultimately ruin the cause it advocates.. • - ■ -• • • llow THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN. —Au exchange, in commenting on the course of Amory llolbrook, lato editor of the Oregnni an—who planned such n bright dodge to drive the " Democracy" from the support of their candidate, Mr. Cole, (as claimed by his friend,) —says : " But « few short weeks ago, Amory was one of Oregon's little great men —the quintessence of pure loyalty, and the embodiment of all that was patriotic and uo ble. Now he is down, beneath the notice of subservient politicians, kicked and cuffed by understrappers, with bitter reproaches heaped upon his name from former friends. So goes the world with tome men. Like bubbles on a tempest-tossed sea, they ride the proud waves for a brief hour, dazzling and brilliant, then suddenly vanish into nothingness.*' PERSONAL. —We had the pleasfre a few dayß ago of taking by the hand our friend, Mr. Dunbar, one of the pioneer settlers in Oregon. He crossed the plains with his family in the Summer of 184 G. He took the " Meek Cut- Off," was ultimately obliged to abandon his teams and everything but barely subsistence and clothing enough to reach the Willamette valley which he reached, amidst many priva tions, about Christmas. He settled upon the Waldo Hills, about ten miles ea?t of Salem, where he still lives, blessed with abundance, and surrounded by a large and highly re spectable family connection. He is now on a visit to his daughter in Olympia. py The late celebration of the 88th anni versary of American Independence in San Francisco was the most successful of any ever held in that city. The procession was over two miles in length, and occupied juat one hour in passing a given point. The Kussiau man-of-war in the harbor displayed 750 flags and fired a National salute. iy One of the parties who lobhed the stage near Placerville, Cal., has been cap tured, and another killed while the Sheriff waa attempting to effect his arrest The man ar reated says the object of the robbery was to obtain money to go South and fight for the Southern Confederacy. EASTMK MAIL run WALLA WALLA.— The first stage from Walla Walla eastward left that city on the lat inst. It is expected to make the trip to Atchison in twenty daya. 'l'he paaaage through ia about $l5O. EABLT. —The Walla Walla Statesman of the Ist inat. says that many of the fanners in thst region were then employed in harvesting their wheat cropa. 17* The Anilerton leaves for Victoria and int-raoiHate ports Monday at S A. M. LATH FBOK IIS ATACTIC WW, DATES TO JULY 14. Wmakingtmm,Jmly 9 —Official dispatches frori Geo. Wallace state that a battle took place between tbe forces of bis coamand and •b«* rebel* at Monocacy to-day, commencing at 9 o'clock, continuing five hours. Onr forces ovcrpowed by superior numbers were forced to retreat in disorder. Brig. Gen. Tyler was taken prisoner. The enemy's force number at least 20,000, < »nr troops behaved well, and suffered severe loss. Wallace is retreating toward Baltimore. (Signed) STANTON. Baltimore, July 10.—Wallace has been gradually falling back since yesterday, the rebels following. The city was startled this morning at six o'clock by the ringing of bells, which accompanied the Mayor and Gover nor's proclamations calling the ditixens to or ganize in defense. An intense excitement was at once produced. Companies are form ing at every street corner. The proclama tion declares the danger menacing the city imminent aud preparations to repel invasion must be made immediately. Gen. S. S. Ixickwood has tendered himself to take com mand of the civil forces thus raised, and has been assigned to the command. Later accounts from the front say our forces have fallen back in the vicinity of Monrovia, having burned the turnpike bridge over the Monocacy. Six o'clock, p. M. —Gen. Sigel's 'rain ar rived here to day in charge of a large detach ment of cavalry and infantry. Officers who were in the battle yesterday says the fight ing was very desperate, and thitik the rebel loss was fully as large as ours. Our loss, in prisoners, is about 1,000. We have not made an estimate of the killed and wounded >' et ' 9 r. M. —The excitement is intense this evening. Wallace still continues to fall back towards the city. Parties with drum nnd fife are constantly moving through the city to man the breastworks, llebel scouts have been seen 1.1 miles from the city. At last accounts Wallace was within 24 miles of the city nnd falling back, with fresh troops guard ing his rear, llis artillery is reported to have been destroyed. Intelligence has reached here that n por tion of Hunter's force recaptured Martinsburg, taking about 1,000 prisoners, all the stores were captured, there being much plunder collected at that place by the rebels. PhilaJelji/iia, July 10.—A special from Chambcrsburg to-day says that Gen. Couch's cavalry advanced nnd entered Hagerstown yesterday, capturing about 200 rebels who were engaged in plundering. Quite a num ber of buildings were burned. The rebels were, if possible, more severe upon Secession ists than Unionists, levying contributions everywhere. In consequence of this move, McCousland'a rebel brigade retreated along the Williamsport and Sharpsburg road. Heavy firing was heard in the direction of Harper's Ferry, indicating that a brisk en gagement was going on between Sigel's forces and a prtion of the raiders. New York, July 11.—A Washington dis patch received last night says: Disbelieve all secession rumors as to dan ger and terror in Washington. The Gov ernment is wide nwake and has been so for some days. Have been sending reinforce ments to Baltimore nnd elsewhere most abun dantly. Preparations for the defense of the National Capitol are most ample. Large re inforcements reached Baltimore this morning. Hunter is supposed to have arrived at Har per's Ferry last night and formed a junction with Howe's forces. Gen. Gilmare arrived here this morning and will bo immediately assigned to active command in the field. A party of 400 or 500 rebels dashed into Doanestown yesterday, after stealing all the cattle and horses they could find, they loft in the direction of Frederick. l)ef«>re doing so they sent to the Virginia side all the plunder. Persons from the upper fords report that the rebels are conveying large numbers of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, stolen from farmers along the rives, across into Virginia, every ford being held by a small lebel force. It is estimated that they have already car ried off several thousand head of cattle and from 8,000 to 10,000-horses. They plunder Secessionists and Unionists indiscriminately. Baltimore, July 11.—the rebel cavalry burned the residence of Gov. Bradford this morning, four miles from the city. A squad of rebels came to his house and ordered out his family, who were'only permitted to take a few valuables, and then fired it. The rebels are now operating upon the Philadel phia road. The Times' special dispatch dated mid night (11th) says that in consequence of an interruption of telegraph communication be tween Washington and Fortress Monroe, nothing has been received from Grant to day. John Covode of Pennsylvania returned yesterday from a visit to Grant's Headquar ters where he had several interviews with Grant, who says he don't attach much im portance to the rebel raid, as he didn't be lieve that Lee would detach any considerable force from the front of the Union lines. Richmond papers of the 6tb were jubilant over the excitement they imagined the raiders are creating in Maryland. No intimation is givsn of the number of troops detached from Lee'a army and by whom commanded. The Paris Commercial says that Capt. Win slow still claims Bemmes as his prisoner, and will demand of him to deliver himself up, making it a personal question between offi cers. The men were released on parole never to fight against the United Slates. Washington, July 7.—The President in ac cordance, with the resolution of Congress, has issued his proclamation appointing the first Thursday in Augast as a day of humiliation and prayer, foe the people of the United States, commanding tnem to implore the com passion and forgiveness of Almighty God that the rebels may lay down their ajma and that the effusion of blood may be stopped. The telegraph between Baltimore and Wash ington and Baltimore has been cut and moat of the newa we receive is flying rumors. Harvt de Grace, 12.—Semi-official intelligence waa received here that yesterday afternoon a fight was progressing seven miles from Washington on the 7th Street road, near the Crystal Springs; that one thousand caval ry were there. Philadelphia, .My 12.—The Telegraph of this city hss the following: Fighting haa been going on mr Washington bum morning. The rebels are approaching the defenses on tbs northern side of the city in strong force. Afanpftu. July 11Wsshburne'a recent orders detsiling i gnsrd of prominent seces sionists on the railrosd trains has rssnlted in the entire ceasstion of the molestation of on traiua by the guerrillas on the river. Sew York, Jmly 12.—0n Bnnd*T night orders were received at the Sary Yard to dispatch at once to Baltimore aa largr a force of Bailors aa conld be mnatered at thia sta tion to man the impromptu batteries erected in that neighborhood. Admiral Paulding immediately answered the call, sending <|oite a number from tha achool ship Sarth ('aro lia. The American has information from Fred erick that the rebela were driven out yester day at 9 o'clocq a. m., by the advance of Cole's cavalry, who dashed in and had a little fight with a small body of rebel*, in the streets, stationed aa a gnard, resulting in the defeat of tue latter, driving them towards the Monocacy. During the time the rebela had possession, foraging partiea were sent through the country to secure horses and cattle, and came in bringing droves of cattle, sheep and hogs, literally filling the main streets, which were driven to the lords and sent across into Virginia. • Bradley Johnson's cavalry crossed the pike at Corrall's Manor ~ at 9 o'clock yesterdsy morning, with an immense train of captured horses going toward the l'otomac. The rebels obtained possession of the road at Beltsville and Blatidensburg about one o'clock. The latest advices state that they are still in possession of it, and are amusing them selves by destroying bridges and tearing up the track. They arc said to bo in consider able force. New York, July 13.—The Herald has the following iu regard to the capture of the trains south of Havre de Grace, about 12 miles from Gunpowder bridge : On pistol shots being heard the train stoped. The rebels entered with pistols in hands and ordered the passen gers out. As they went out they were robbed of their watches and money with the cocked pistols at their heads. The cars were then set on fire. Gen. Wm. B. Franklin, passen ger on the first train, on being asked by the rebels who replied nobody of any ac count. J.'he guard passed out, but the Balti more women told who he was, when they re turned and demanded his papers. They took him in charge. The rebel force was about 250 strong. The lady prisoners were well treated, ntid appeared to bo acquainted with many of the rebels, whom they greeted roost affectionately. The rebels had no hesi tation in taking what they wanted from pas sengers' boots, coats, hats, etc. Among the the prisoners were several of our officers who succeeded in making their escape. The pas sengers were finally released snd weie obliged to walk nine miles to Bush river. A gentleman from Fredrick City, who had been consulting at headquarters in Baltimore says he counted the enemy as they passed through Frederick and that they amouuted to 38.000 infantry and 140 pieces of artillery. New York, July 13.—Acting Master Gibbs, U. S. Navy, captured on board the Bteainer Electric Spark, makes several im portant statements in regard to the pirate. Florida. Iler armament consists of four rifled 68-pounders, 8 inch broadsiders abaft the mainmast, 120-pound rifle pivot and four small rifle guns in broadside forward. In addition to this formidable battery, she has one gun not mounted; calibre not ascertained. The cicw consisted of about 200 men who looked undisciplined. She is said to be short of engineers, so much so that they would hardly be able to run the Electric Spark, but thay may run both vessels to Bermuda. It is supposed the Electric Spark will be used as a tender to the Elorida. Indianapolis, July 12.—The Democratic State Convention adopted resolutions de nouncing the- arbitrary arrests, the suspension of the writ of hahrs corpus, the suspension of newspapers; and in favor of a speedy peace, and against the general policy of the present Administration. A resolution endorsing Vallandigham was lost amid much confusion, and a substitute adopted pledging that the Democracy will maintain civil and personal liberty at all hazards. New Yorlc, July 11—The Philadelphia Enquirer's correspondent estimates our loss in tne fight at Monocacy at 1,000, mostly captured, after we were flanked. The rebel loss in killed and wounded is believed to be fully as large as our loss. When the rebels took possession of Magnolia they intercepted a large number of dispatches, among them one from Jtanton to Cadwallader. Havre De Grace, July 11.—The rebel force that captured Maguolia numbered 200 and after capturing, tftiriiing two treins snd firing the freight-houses, they started in a southemly direction towards Gen. Cadwal ladcr's residence'for the purpose 'of burning it* It haa probably been accomplished be fore this. The telegraph south of Magnolia is badly damaged. Artillery firing haa been heard since 8 o'clock this evening in n south westerly direction. Philadelphia, July 11—10 p. if—Our gunboats commenced firing on the rebels nt Bush Hill, on Bush river. This is the near est river to Baltimore. Trains from here this morfcing went as far aa Perrymansville, then turned. The next train went only to Wilmington. No sign* of the rebels at the former place. Later. —The gunboats have driven the rebels from Bush river and ie-captured one locomotive. Haritbmrg, July 11.—The headquarter* here baa no longer any communication with the authoritiea at the Washington Depart ments. Several daya since they telegraphed Conch inTesting him with ample power to meet such contingency : nndeiatocd no at least. Bridges of the Northern Central Rail road are destroyed between Monktown and Cockeysville. A rebel deaerter who repre sents himself aa a native of Indiana, atatea the rebel force invading the North ia wry large. There am three brigades of cavalry under Breckinridge and Rhodes, and another division of infantry. Their movements art kept a profound aecrat from tbeoficera. The general impraaion ia their object ia to cap ture Baltimore or Waahingtoa. Deserters belonging to the force that drove Banter from Lynchbntg aay that after that afair large reinforcements arrived from Bicbmood ana marched northward. Hunter's force occupies Martinsburg Another holy af snr trnans hsli *»-- town. ThernWsstM ]E? tain Paaa, while their nmm hade are 1 strofing on BaMasn and points betwsen lfsnmnti sad A>» York. Jmly 11.—Tbs tttvi af a. bsrks Osfaiafe, Ann, Qrimkmr4 FahmUm, htn hero to wr fcr l 1 All three vessels have basn r>piaij_j| - Aor Yomrk, July 11.—Mayvr Cnnthcr to written n letter to Major General SanfM protesting against the aending off of anylama pert ion of our militia, as he snlsilsitod mm apprehensions in their withdrawal fmm(to city at s time when a depreciation of the ow rency, might tempt the lawlaaa and evil £* posed, to avail themselves, af what Mtaa to them, a favorable opportunity for ante aid plunder. Gen. Stanford in reply says: That in m swer to the present call of the President on tto Governor, only 3,500 men have been dctailad from tbia division. As a quota 12,000 was required. There still remsins twelve disci, plined regiments in the city, a force able to put down any demonstrations p^ t| and good order in the community. Baltimore, July 11.—The news fnm Washington is exciting. The Star says that skirmishing on the Kockville road -Mnmmrsd at an early hour this morning, and was follow ed by an advanceof the rebel force to a r*if about four miles west of Ternallytown. It is reported to-day that the rebels had burned Blair's residence. Philadelphia, July 14.—A special to the Inquirer, dated at Washington this nwi»g has the following: The enemy began their retreat across the Potomac at midnight. Thev had held Rock ville, five miles from the Potomac, as th«ir base of supplies. This morning our forces started in pursuit. They are carrying »K»jr plunder, as well as impressed citizens with them. Our losses altogether will not exceed 500. We made considerable captnres. Sulivan's division occupied Martiniburr without opposition, and restored railroaa communications to Wheeling. Gen. How has assumed command of Ham per's Ferry. Information from Baltimore this morning, places Crook at Westminster, Maryland, moving south. A fight is reported to have occurred on the railroad near Westminster, yesterday, in' which the rebels were driven off with lost. A division moved from Relay House to An* napolis Junction, for Ihe relief of Washing ton. A measenger through from Washing' ton last night say* that our troops, with the vetrans from New Orleans, can hold the city, lie thinks that the rebels will not attempt to' take it. They have destroyed the railroad and attempted to retreat towards Edward'r Ferry. Baltimore, July 13.—N0 indications this morning of any rebel force within 20 miles of the city. New York, July 13.—The Pott in inform ed by'a gentleman from Baltimore that the battle of Monocacy, though defeated, was in valuable in its results to Baltimore, as it held the rebels in check until the authoritiea could arrange to repel the attack. Gov. Bradford's call was responded to by thousands. When the bells rung at midnight, 6,000 men has* tened to the place of meeting, among them 14 veterans of the War of 1812, who aided in repelling the British invaders. Baltimore, July 13.—4 P. M. —The boat from Washington has arrived and reported ill doing well. Yesterday was a rather gloomy day, and there was a great deal of uneasiness among the citizens as there was fighting on the Seventh street road; and the rebels were trying to capture Fort Howard. We still hold it. This morning confidence wss re stored and all ia considered perfectly safe. The anxiety now is that the enemy may not escapo from the State without being severely punished. The destination of the large force of rebel cavalry that crossed the railroad at Belleville and Blandensburg is not known. Rebel sympathizers predict that they will move on to Point Lookout and release 20,000 rebel prisoners there. New York, July 13.—The Interview of Secretary Fessenden with the representatives of the Banks of New York, Philadelphia and Boston yesterday, resulted it) nothing definite, and after mutually expressing their sentiments the negotiation of the loan waa referred to a committee of officer* associated with the banks in New York. Fessenden stated that be had no definite policy to announce other than to adjust himself to the requirements of the public service. He was indisposed to in crease the volume of currency unless such a course becomes inevitable. The Seeretaiys views were regarded with much favor. ( Chicago, July 18.— -An officer in Bhsn»sss army reports our forces who have been W in check by Hardee at Chattahoochie, W® pontoona serosa the river each sideof IW* on Sunday last and gained the opposite bank causing the rebels to retreat towards At**, ta. From thia point to Atlanta, the eonstij is destitute of the natural products, being • barren plain. „ Bt. Louit, July 13.—Platte City, haa been occupied by Bushwhackers, *■* bering two hundred, who bad been joiaedby the so-called Paw Paw Militia. They pW ed the rebel dag and boast that they aw * aid QnantrrlL All rseruita aad wj* in camp have been fcnrarded to Mai/"* New York, July 1&—OoldM7. New York, July It.—The tranepert^w ly Buck arrival to-night from Hilton Heat ,pok> °° ia reported as having captured the ds» F* vioas/s blockade runner and asnt her * Boston. _. WmMugtum, July IX ftlwbbhf been constantly going on. Onr ssessa**" strictly on the defensive until J "****? •**" ing. When the rebel aharpeheoten being* noying we determined to dUodfo them the front of Fort Btivine This was mm •ally eeeompHebedamH by thoee witnswing the nodes. 1W "** retired in hot bnste, lsnving at the bsnss disappeared during the night from An of the fortifications. Ortgmim nigea the formation of Lincoln Clnba State.

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