Newspaper of The Washington Standard, July 30, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated July 30, 1864 Page 2
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Site frtehington Standard, I.*. liPPintL PWF.K FnR THK TERRITORY The 1 ■(•■-•It Khali be Preserved ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Foil VICE PRESIDENT. ANDY JOHNSON, Agents for the Standard. The following named pentlemen are authorized to receive nud receipt lor money due on subscrip tion to the STANDARD : L. P. FISIIKU, San Francisco, Cal. J. J. 11. VAN BOKKKLKN, Port Towusend ; P. J. PRIMROSE, Port Madison j A. B. VOU.NO, " A. R. Bi KBANK, Monticello; ALEX. S. ABRBNKTIIV, Oak Point; JOHN WEBSTER, Seattle ; MARSHALL BLINN, Seabeck. A. It. PATRICK, Port Ludlow. can be sent through the mails at our ri.sk. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 30,1864. It is not tlie province of a journalist to pro nounce a judicial decision upon an er parte statement of facts. Wo nro not, therefore, about to discuss the various reports that have reached us relative to the proceedings of a por tion of the inhabitants of Dungeness. But in presence of the fact that there does exist there an association, embodied in the form if not bearing the name of a vigilance committee, it seems only right to recall to our readers the principles of truth which govern in all law, and if neglected never fail to assert themselves in the punishment invariably brought upon any system in which those principles are neg lected. The truth which underlies all theories of government is the eternal law that right should punish wrong. It is for the purpose of carrying this law into effectual execution that systems of society have been established, by which all the members voluntarily bind themselves to obey the laws instituted by a majority of the nation, in the persons of its representatives. Directly a nation merges from the savage or barbarous state, it recog nizes that for the good conduct ot its life, it is necessary that it should be subject to rule. Passing through the intermediate stages of a despotism, a limited monarchy, in the persons of our ancesters, we have reached the form of a republic, in which every individual is con cerned in electing the rulers, and then in obey ing the laws instituted by this process. Iu this manner the highest type of a civilized government ought to be reached. Every man being interested in making the laws, is of course interested in seeing ttiat they are duly and pcoperly administered. Security of life and propel ty ought in this way to be gained most perfectly. The rashness and heedless ness which directs ap. te revenge is thus avoided. The wrong done to the private cit izen becomes a public wrong, as an offence against the State, and the whole majesty and force of the State is directed to the proper punishmeut of that public wrong. The wis dom of the State, as represented by the judge, sees that adequate punishment is adminis tered; the justice of the State, as represented in ajurv of impartial men, sifts the evidence and decides whether the wrong has been committed. li $ if Such is the theory of the law: omnipotent, infallible and decisive—and accordingly cer tain very well-meaning men maintain tlmt there is no appeal beyond it. They argue that the law being established with certain forms adopted for its execution, it only re mains for the citizens to obey it and carry it out inßtrict adherence to its forniß, which ar gument is of course unanswerable, if the law and its administrators are both perfect. If your law is universally recognized as good, if your judge owns all the virtues which a judge should possess, and your jury shares them, there is no ground for any exception being inado by a private citizen to such a public ad ministration of law. Neither ia there fair ground for exception if the law, judge, and jury fall very far short of the standard of per fection ; because it in not likelv that it can be reached by ordinary mortals, and in default of perfection we must accept the best we can get, exactly aa we are obliged to do in any other department of life. Everybody sees at once that it is better for the whole nation that aT] should be bound by general law than that each man should attempt to rule Lis own transactions with his neighbor by any law which he may choose to manufacture. When once the principle is admitted that any man ia beyond the general law of the nation, the essence of stability is gone. An American citizen transacts the business ot his lite in the faith that all other American citizens are bound like him to obey American law*. If there is to be any variation from this role, the couatitntionofaoeiety is at an end. For say if Mr. A thinks one law nnjnst and not ac cording to his mind, there is no reason why Mr. B should not think the law that binds a man to pay his lawful debts is unjust also. If once the element of uncertainty ia admitted, society becomes practically reduced to a con FOB PRESIDENT. Of Illinois. »r Trnnemiee. Vigilance Committees. dilion of barbarism, where every man bas to protect bimself. And, therefore, before a man can attempt to override the law, as un just iu itself or unjust iu its working, be must be prepared with an overwhelming mass of evidence to prove that in one way or other the aim and object of all restrictive law—namely, the punishment of wrong-doers—has not been attained. Add it is here that the rigilanre committee of San Francisco took their stand in the argument upon their proceedings. The}: said: We acknowledge the supremacy of law; we recognize th.it it should be ad- ministered by properly appointed officers; we are quite ready to admit that there »ill be oc casionally a failure of ju lice, iu the same measure that there are failures in everything else that is human. If the theory was ad hered to with moderate strictness we should be content. But what are the facts ? The theoryin its application here has miserably failed. We have inefficient judges, packed juries, a venal police; criminals are not pun ished ; law and order have become by-wotds and a reproach. The natural state of society is reversed; instead of right ruling wrong, evil has become triumphant and prevents hon est men doing their work. Things having come to this pass, it is necessary that honest men should unite to assist the execution of the principle of law, now that ite form lias be come nothing but a mockery and delusion. They accordingly did unite, and by their ef forts restored order and justice to a city which had been deprived of them. And although men who judge things by their names instead of looking deeper and grasping the realities of facts, were frightened and could only mutter blame for the lawlessness of the committee, its proceedings have since been justified by all reflecting men. Here then is n tangible case in which tlio principle vindicated itself at the expense of a form from which the spirit hud been cast out by thorn who should hnvc guarded it most carefully; and if the same circumstances could be exactly reproduced we should not nttempt to alter the g»ncrally favorable verdict. But before endorsing the application of the princi ple in any other case, wo must sec that par allel circumstances sanction parallel meas ures. W« fail to see those circumstances reproduced within any precinct in this Terri tory. Juries have indeed neglected their duty; and it i 9 evidently tlio business of all good citizens to sec that such a monstrosity as the complete acquittal of a man who, by his own confession, is guilty of at loi.st man slaughter, is not repeated. But the to remedy such evil is not by formation of illegal com mittees. The inhabitants of any precinct elect their own officers without intimidation, and from the men of whom juries are com posed. If then these inhabitants ar» right minded men, genuinely and zealously for tho maintenance of order and the proper punish ment of crime, they have all tho power that can possibly be desired in their own hands for the furtherance of these objects by ordi nary administration of the law. If the jus tice is incompetent or venal, the fault lies with the electors for making such a man justice. If the juries do not perforin their duty, it is preposterous for the very men who help to make these juries to complain of such non performance. And these facts remain tho same if a minority of the inhabitants are evil doers, for elections and everything else de pend upon majorities. If there is a sufficient number of good, honest men, in any of our small precincts to make an effective vigilance committee, there is of necessity sufficient to aid the proper execution of the law by ordinary process. They have Bimply to lose their ille gality as a committee, and maintain legality in their capacity as private citizens. On any other principle than the one we have established, and which we hold do-s not apply here, the formation of an irresponsible body of men for the purpose of puuishing their fellow citizens is monstrous in principle and productive of immeasurable evil iu its conse quences. Fuunded on a false basis, one evil after another is added, till the whole building may call for an outraged public opinion to en sure its downfall. It is only natural that such a lawless body should attract to its ranks men desiroua of gratifying private malice under the protective shield of the whole body. Even if all ite members are honestly inclined, there is every danger to be apprehended from their ignorance, and in such a body it is nit to be expected that all its members should be honest. Well-meaning men may be drawn into such a scheme, deluded by the name, and not recognize the enormous evil it conceals. But it becomes them to reflect seriously as to how long they can rely upon the purity of their associates, and how few weeks are necessary to transform an association possibly estab lished for the public good, into one so vitally affecting the existence of all well-ordered so ciety whatever, that every honest citisen who desires to preserve the reputation of this Ter ritory befoie the country, or the good name of an American before the world, shall join in reprobating the committee as a pest to be got rid of, and a crime to be abolished. CP" We arc requested to state that there will be a meeting of the citizens of Thnraton county in Olympia, on Saturday next, Aug. 6lh, to consider the report of the road view ers. A general attendance is desired. 19" A weekly newspaper is about to be established at Astoria, Oregon, by Mr. JrX. Gale. It will be printed from the material of the late Portland Union. CP* The Anderson It aves for Victoria and intermediate ports Monday at 2 r. M. ■on about tho Vigilaaoo CwlHn at Vow Diagmasa. NEW Dr.xor.MEM, W. T. t July 11, 1864. Bince my letter of Jnly 2d, oar arlf-named | vigilance rommitii e have beoa again trying ! their hand* at dispensing what they call ju»- | tice to their fellow*, by iaaniog to Joacph ' Clifford and George Lawrence, two men of nn ! impeachable reputations, who have resided in this place tor the past ais yean and who are industriously laboring to make for themaelve* homes among us, the following notice: \rir Dungcnn* , July 10. 1864. To Joseph Clifford: Be it known to yon that the vigilance committee of thia place have arrived at the conclusion that yon or your ser -1 vices are not wanted in this county any longer than this nest week, for the reason of the thioats made by you, and if yon are found in thU county afier the ltith day of the present month, you may expect what your fate will be. liy order of the committee, 54, Secretary. This is a verbatim copy of the notice issued to these men, without their having any previ ous notice that their namea were to be brought before the committee, or without knowiug with what they wire charged or who they had threatened or having any opportunity to defend themselves against their enemiea. The committee say, " you may expect what your fatt will be." Take iiito consideration that one week prior to this notii'O poor Tucker had been cruelly murdered for daring to violate their orders in coming into thia county after they had abducted hiin out of tho Territory, and is it ditHeult to know the meaning of thia threat ? It means that they are to be shot down from an nmbush without a show for their lives. And for what ? The mob say they have made threats, but what or whom they have threatened nobody knows. At the same time these notices were written, two more were addressed, one to C'apt. Daniel Smalley, a gentleman that has been for the past ten years a resident of this place, and who baa made for himself a reputation for honesty and (nil-dealing enjoyed by very few of his perse cutors, the other to myself, and the following is a copy: New Dungencss, July 10, 1864. To ail whom these may come: Be it known unto you that the vigilance committee of this county of Claim consider that you have aided and abetted the several men who were sent off from here, and have determined that should any damage be done to the persons or proper ty uf any one in the county, we will hold you equally as guilty as the perpetrators of the damage, and will deal with you accordingly. By order of the committee, 54, Secretary. Now, Mr. Editor, 1 will leave you to judge what kind of material thnt mob must be made of, who, in addition to breaking into private residences and abducting citizens, and shoot ing them down from hiding places, propose to hold men responsible for acts they know nothing of. It reminds me of the fablo of the wolf and the lamb. The wolf says, "If you have not injured me your father did," and sprung upon the helpless limb and devoured him. Do not be deceived into the error that this mob is the people of this community. When it was gotten up, no notice was given, no in vitation to the public was held out to come in, but it was organized privately, only certain ones that they were sure wore bad enough to do any act however uulawful or bad, being in vited to join; and up to this time, they have no members but Democrats and Copperheads, and every man they have assailed thus far has been for tho past two years a member of the Union party and a true Union man. This committee are extending their organi zation into tho edjoining counties, and if they do not involve us here in a general war, it will not be their fault. Before this reaches you, if this mob undertakes to enforce their order against Clifford nnd Lawrence, there will be resistence, and it will be demonstrat ed that " Yanks and furrencrs" as they call us, can fight in Washington Territory for our firesides and our lives, when Southern ch'ivs make it necessary. Yours in baste. To J. M. Murphy, Esq., Ed. Washington STANDARD, Olympia. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PII,LS.— Dropsical Swellings.—' Whatever may be the remote cause of collections of water in the hu man body, it must be prudent to disperse them Boon aa possible. The readiest means of accomplishing this end are supplied by using Holloway's Ointment, to increase the activity of the absorbents. When this Oint ment is well rubbed upon the skin, it removes all venous congestion, overcomes all mechan ical obstruction to the free return of the blood, ondprevents the deposit of serum and water. Holloway's Fills, likewise, augment this ab sorbing power; they act more circuitously on the capillaries through the circulation, while his Ointment acts through the skin. Both should be employed in dropsies and diseases of the kidneys. ' 1 IN DOI'BT.— The 8. F. Alia nyi that Fremont U i na tive of South Carolina, and the Bet that he U a satire of Montreal, Canada.— Ex. The matter is not of the slightest conse quence. He may be a native of Kamtschat ka, for all anybody cares except a few infatu ated fools. Where h<* will go when he ren ders up his final account is a more important consideration and much more easily anawered. ty The Oregon Arena is to be the title of new Copperhead paper at Salem. Copper heads snd other " snaix" are generally exhib ited iu an arena, along with clowna and baboona. K7"The Deleeateahip to the aett Ciiagrmwj now be understood aa arranged."— Pump OmmUr. Well, we presume the people needn't say anything more about it, if the matter is "ar ranged." ty The Oregon Inssne Asylum at Port land contained 51 patients on the ISth inat., including several from thia Territory. Oregon Statesman eatimatee the whole amount contributed by that State to the Sanitary Fund at 9150,000. 17 It is said that John P. Hale will pre b ably succed the lste Hon. Joshua R. Giddinga as Consul General to Canada. ty The " Democrats" of Idsho Territory have nominated E. D. Holbrook for Delegate to Congress. C. M. BBADSIIAW. LATH VIOI THX ATLANTIC BIDS. DATES TO JULY 22. Chicago, July 14.—A letter from Sher i«ted tho 6th states on the sight of tho 80th ult., a movement took place winvby the 4th and 18th army enrpa held the entire line of works, while the remainder of the army moved to the right and flanked the expedition. Johnson by some means learned of the movement the same night and abandoned the worka around Kenahaw fall ing back three milea south of Marietta. Earlv in the morning the third division entered Marietta, cloaely following the rebels' heels; the balance of the army marching on differ ent roads Atlanta. Before leaving. Johnson's army destroyed the railroad and leaving nothing of value. On the 4th we advanced one mile and a half, when a lively skirmish fire waa kept np for some time our line gradually advancing upon the enemy des pite of the rain of shot and shell, capturing the rebels in the rifle pita, in plain view of the rebel army. During the day we captured 3,000 prisoners. On the morning of the sth we learn that the enemy had again fallen back to the Chattachoocbie, where there were fortifications in good position. KathcVle, July 14.—The Chattanooga Gazette of the 9th aays; Our force 6 have successfully crossed the Chattahoochie. Har dee's rebel corps waa flanked and torced to run for their lives. From two to five thou sand prisoners were captured. The whole of of Johnston's army are now in tho woods north of Atlanta. Chicago, July 16.—The Nashville Union says that further advices fully confirm the crossing of the Chottahoochie and securing a lodment of our forces on tho south bank of that stream. New York, July 15.—The latest Peters burg news to the 13th says heavy skirmish ing is going OP. An official dispatch says the rebel Gen. Jones on the 4th of July n ports that the rebels repulsed the federal forces near Charles ton, with the loss of Fix liui dnd men, and confirms the capture of two rebel guns. It also says the rebel picket line ia re-esf alilislied, and the Federals fulling back. The monitors and gunboats at Stono Inlet are firing ou 'he rebel lines heavily. Washington, July 18.—Th; President has issued a Proclamation calling into the service of the United States 500,000 men. It is further ordered that after the 5 day of September 1864, being fifty days from the date of the Proclamation , a draft for troops to serve for one year, shall be held in every township and the wards of the city, precincts of election districts, or a county not subdi vided, to fill its quota which may not be filled by volunteering by that date. New York, July 18.— ha France a rebel organ in Paris, says Cnpt. Scnimes is going to the springs in Germany to recruit his health, that ilia First Lieutenant has been recom mended to take his place on a new pirate vessel which ia soon to come out. The Times' Paris correspondent says: The two new frigates built have been purchased by Prussia, so that if Scmmes' successor gets a a new vessel it will have to be from England. The Government has been put in posses sion of the strength of the invading force of Maryland. They comprised in all about 13,- 000 men. Rebel officers acknowledge their loss ot at Monocacy at over 1,000 killed nnd wounded—most of them from a charge by a brigade of the 6th Corps. The Colonels com manding the 69th Louisiana and il2ih Geor gia regiments were killed in this charge. New York, July 19—-A Niagara Falls tel egram says: C.CrClay, of Alabama, Jacob Thompson, of Mississippi, Beverly Tucker, of Virginia, and Geo. N. Sanders, are at that place devising a basis of act ion for the Chicago Convention which shall end the war and se cure a triumph to the Democratic party. Though not claiming to speak for the seceded States as yet, they hold out strong hopes of getting their assent. The propositions are be lieved to be as follows: Ist, The return of the seceded Stat, s to the Union. 2d, The assumption of the Confederate debt. 3d, The recognition of the freedom of the slaves actually emancipated in the progress of the war and the statu quo ante bellum as to all others. New York, July 19.—The Tribune's tpc cial says: Sunday evening our forces were seven miles beyond Strausbuig in pursuit of the 1-ebels, who were making rapid time up the Shenandoah valley towards Staunton. A number of stragglers were captured. Our cavalry waa aent to the rear of the heavy fir ing heard on the 17th at Great Ealls, in the direction of Edward's Ferry. It was sup posed to be a collision between our advance and the rebel's rear. The rebel loss in killed, wounded and pris oners, in the demonstration on Washington, is over 2,000. The prisoners represent 63 different regiments and belong to five different divisions. New York, July 19.—The Herald?* James river correspondent, under date of 14th, says that the rebels shelled Oen. R. B. Foster's headquarters at Steep Bottom more than an hoar. The range was so accurate the head quarters were moved seven times. A number of shells went through the General's lent. They also opened fire on a gunboat and the pontoon brigade. The gunboat returned the fire and soon silenced the battery. Grant was having an interview with Foster when the shelling took place. Fortren Monroe, July 18.—Richmond pa pers contain the following telegrams: Atlanta, July 13.—A portion of the Yan kee army is on the south side of the river. Oen. Sherman's headquarters are at Yining Btation. The Atlanta Confederacy says: «We shall net attempt tolull our readers into fancied aecurity by the declaration that Atlanta ia not in danger. Its capture, how ever, cannot be regarded aa a foregone con clusion. If Johnson cannot make a success ful battle or hold the enemy in check slong the Chattahoochie. be oannot do so anywhere below, and can only temporarily check them, which, in that event, would be the capture of Atlanta,—placing it at the feet of ita rapacious invadera to stay their appetites tor conouest. Donbtless the Federal Government would be satisfied with the capture of Atlanta, which they would garrison, fortify, and use aa a baae of futuie operations." New York, July 17.—Advicea from Sher man's army state that the rebels had fallen back to the outer fortification* of Atlanta, three miles from the city, which look very strong, and have 20,000 Georgia militia ia them. The rebels are moving their supplies to Augusta, fearing a flank movement will bo made and then a capture. St. Louit, July 19.—'The Union publisheo an extract from a public letter from New Or leans the 11th, which aays: Fifteen thousand men would atart from that city en the ocean steamers that day, taking 15 days rations and ammunition. There is now a large number of gunboats on Lake Poncbartrain and more vessels have been added to the fleet at Mo bile. Some think the expedition is intended to capture Mobile, and so command the Ala bama river and establish a base of supplies for Sherman at Selma. Others believe the troops are destined for Fortress Monroe. New York. July 20.—The Herald"* Wash ington special say 4: It is reported in official circles, and is generally believed thatßtanton has resigned bia position as Secretary of War. The immediate cause appears to be the quar rels which grew out of the rebel attack on Washington, Blair charging incompetency and cowardice upon Stanton and Halleck. Among the candidates mentioned to succeed Stanton are Senator Sherman and Schneck. The Herald't Fortress Monroe corn spon dent says: The enemy are attempting to blockade James river. A flag of truce boat was opened on by batteries below City Point, compelling her to return to Bermuda Hun dred. Gens. Grant and Butler shortly after wards run these batteries, the boat narrowly escaping a Whitworth ball. The Tribune says : We learn from sources entitled to credit that Gen. Hunter has de manded to be relieved of the command of the Department of West Virginia, in consequence of all his available troops having been ordered to report to Gen. H. G. Wrignt, who is in charge of the column pursuing the rebel forces under Gen. Early, recently engaged in the in vasion of Maryland. Officers of high military positions here to night express themselves satisfied that a large portion of Johnson's ariny has gone to rein force Gen. Lee in Virginia, and that Atlanta w ill fall into our hands without a struggle. The movement of Johnson's troops to Vir ginia is thought to have begun immediately after the battle of Kenshaw Mountain. The Times' special dispatch says: The friends of Gen. Hunter arc coufident the Gen eral did right in quitting Shenandoah valley and returning for supplies up Kanawha val ley. They point to the fact that the return march down the Shenanhoah to Staunton was flanked by the railroad from Lynchburg to Waynsboro, and Hunter and his whole com mand must therefore, have been cut off, de stroyed or captured, had such a movement have been attempted. Gen. Grant is said to sustain this view of the case, and places the blame of the recent rnihecked invasion of Ma ryland partly on the Washington war office, but chiefly on the people of Maryland, who did not furnish military force of their own for the protection of the State. Xew York, July 19.—The Post's Washing ton special says that Secretary Fesaenden will soon issue proposals for a more extensive loan than fifty millions. He reports that the con fidence felt in the Government by the bank ers of New York is among the mo6t gratifying features of his visit to that place. It also says, we learn that Secretary F< a senden will put a loan of a hundred millions on the market. Philadelphia, July 19.—The damage done to the railroad linn been fully repaired. The trains are running regularly lo and from the city of Washington. Charleston, July 10.—The enemy have evacuated Johnson's Island. It is noticed that transports are quite busy moving troi.ps, chiefly to Morris Island. The bombardment of Sumter is still kept up. Louisrille, July 19.—The steamer St. Louis, hence to Nashville, laden with Gov eminent stores was burned yesterday by the guerillas. , Four rebel prisoners have been sent from our military prison to Mitchellsville and Clarksville, Tcnn., to be shot in retaliation for the murder of two Union men near those places. Memphis, July 18.—We are indebted to the officers of Gen. Washburne'a staff for the following: On the sth of July Gen. Washburtie sent a force of infantry, cavalry and artillery to La Grange, Tenn., under Major-Gen. A. J. Smith, and Brigadier-Gens. Mower and Grier- Fon, with instructions to pursue Forest, bring him to bay, fight ard whip him. The orders were to pursue him to Columbus, Miss., if they did not overtake him this side of that point. A dispatch from Smith to Washburne, re ceived to day sayiv: I have met Lee Forrest and Walker at Tupelo county, Miss., and whipped them badly on three different days. Our loss is small compared to theirs. A scout who has since arrived at La Grange reports the enemy's loss at 2./500 yind their defeat as overwhelming. It is also slated by persona who have come in that the rebel Geu. Forrest and Gen. Faulkner were killed ; For rest was wounded in the foot and his horse with his equipments captured. From otner sources we learn that Smith met Gen. Forest near Pontoloc, Miss., on Wednesday, the IStb, and fought that day, also Thursday and Friday, driving him below Tupelo, whipping him badly in five different battles. Our loss is aaid to be 300, while the rebels' is over 2,000. Wathmgton, July 19.—Sherman snnonn- CM on the 18th having previously eroaaed the Chattahoocbie with his whole army. He then advanced five miles south of the river and croet ed Beech T ret* creek. Thia advance waa made without resistance except slight akir mishing with the rebel rear. This move nec essarily forces Johnson into the defences of Atlanta, and places that city within range of Shermau'a guns. Subsequent to recroaaing the Chattahoocbie, Sherman lias occupied his troops in tearing up railroada most important to the rebels. Chicago, Jtdjf 20.—A letter from Sherman's aimy aava the 11th and 12th Cor pa have been consolidated, forming the 20th Corps, under Hooker. The Great Eatter* left London on the 10th to take on the Atlantic cable. European da tea to the Bth elate that ru mors favorable to Grant caused an increaae ia the Federal loan of 2 or 3 per cent. Wat king ton, July 20.—The enemy were taken completely by aurpiis* in Sberman'a crossing tbe Chattahoocbie. The cavalry waa •rat to rat off fti— ■haiina Vtuu IIL. ta and Aignta. aad thas pewtat tk* of storra to the latter place aad to Joknaoa. Ora. Brad rimiwi super visioa out the aovrMla «| tLoj army. It ia bdiaved that Bhm.aa this time diapatcbed a large body afcavalr* il Maeoa to releaM BIIMMU UIM OSCML. fined 'here. Hamburg. July 20. Di»paiebe« that our forces continue ia paraait of the i»k. els who recently ravaged Maryland, aad that they recaptured a large amount of r «— Gen. Crook ou Monday last overtook a u,. lion of the enemy at Snicker's Gap, where* sharp engagement took place. Ike reuelt fought with desperation, but Crook ■—mini in whipping them thoroughly, captariag over 300 wagons heavily laden with grain, stock and also took a number of prisoner*. Th* enemy left their dead aad wounded an tk. field. St. JotepA, Mo, July 20.—Gen. Fisk, coa. manding the district of Northers Missouri, has issued an appeal for 5,000 men and "Hi am* and ammunition as they may hare, to (ally for the protection of life, property and the ex. termination of bushwhackers generally i« Northwestern Missouri. He ssys the emer. gency is so gwat that he can't wait votil the details are made by the Slate authority or United S afes troops are transferred from other districts. That loyal citisen* are being murdered, their property given to tones houseless widows ana orphans are fleeing to military posts; harvest are going to waste, and hundreds of Unionists sre daily pleading at his head quartern for protection, which he is unable to give in consequence of the limited force under his command. New York, July 21.—A dispatch from Ni agara Fulls says an interview bat taken place between Messrs. Clay, Thompson and Hoi comb, who claim to be commissioners from the rcbef government to seek terms of peace with Mr. Greeley, who is authorized by Mr. Lin coln to net in the matter. The commission ers propose the restoration of the Union upon this basis: Ist, All negroes which have been actually freed by war to be secured iu 6uch freedom. 2d, All negroes who are at present held as slaves to remain so. 3d, The war debt of both sides to be paid by the United States. 4th, State rights to be recognized in the reconstruction of the Union. These propositions were laid before Mr. Lincoln by Mr. Greeley. The President at once telegraphed to Mr. Greeley the terms upon which he would propose a settlement and reconstruction, to-wit: A full and complete restoration of the Un ion in all its territorial integrity, at>d the aban donment of klavery in all the seceded Stater, under regulations which should, while respect ing the property and rights of all lojal men, r fford ample security against another war in the interest of slavery. After considerable correspondence between the parties, it WM concluded to refer the whole matter back to the two Governments for consideration. The Herald's Niagara Falls dispatch says that Greeley, accompanied by Mr. Hay, pri vate Secretary to Mr. Lincoln, had an inter view with George Sanders and others claim ing to be commissioners from the rebel gov ernment, who wanted an interview with the authorities at Wvsbington. After receiving the terms upon which such visits might be made, they w»r* accepted. The Timet' Washington special says: Gen. Hunter to be relieved only so as not to embarass G»n. Wright in his pursuit of the rebels. There was no necessity for it, how ever, and the pursuit of the enemy is being carried on by Gens. Wright and Hunter with great vigor and with every prospect of large success. A Washington special snys: Col. Jacquei of the 30th Illinois Volunteers, and Edmund Kirk, by permission of the President, recently visited Jeff. Davis at Richmond, and had an interview with him on the state of the coun try. The dispatch says they were kindly treated, but of course nothing of the result! of the interview can be divulged. A headquarter'a dispatch to the Tribune says: Deserters are continually coming into our lines, singly and in couples, and have dire ful stories. An enormous battery has beeo introduced and engaged iu throwing shrill into Potersburg. New York, July 21.—Fulton, Hilton Head dispatches 17th say : Kebel officers have been placed in buildings on Cummings' Point, Charleston being previously shelled. Boa ter has been subjected to very heavy fire from the recent expedition. Refugees report that Union prisoners iu Charleston are treated in humanely. The Herald"* special says the Secretary of State determined to make formal demand upon the British Government for the surren der of Semmes—thus requiring of that Gov ernment the aame observance of national laws that ahe has exacted from all nations. Kantai City, July 22.—A detachment of the 2d Colorado, ander Capt. Moses, while scouting near Fredericksburg, Clay county, came upon 300 bushwhackers. The rebel ad vance wore Federal uniforms and correctly re plied to the challenge of onr men. Their whole force immediately charged upon oar forces, and a bloody fight ensued. Onr •• were finally forced to retire. Rebel loaa, 16 killed and 21 wounded. Our loaa 6 killed and 4 wounded. Maj. Richards, with 280 sees, panned the guerillas. Direction, Knoxvillw— I where they scattered in email bands to the brush. Dispatches from AveriU, dated near Wift cheater, aaya Breckinridge divided bis ferw * Barryville last night. Beading Early to cheater, taking one other dirisioo towaio Millwood. I attacked and defeated Early **' day, in front of Winchester, killing so* wounding 800 officers and SIII 4 cannon and several hundred email About 200 prisoners wrie taken. Pen. TiUy was aevrely wounded. Rebel loaa in «■' "• ia heavy. Prisoners report their force to have beeo A,OOO. Beportaof Stanton's resignation «• ■"* prevalent, bat are psobably mlee. The Philadelphia Jbfwrer aaya Jaeq«* and Edmund Kirk visited Bkbmeod and aay that it ia materially understood that object waa the restoration rf peoee. Jacques propoaed a yter ago to go to a"*" mood, and gained parmiaateo tepassanrlhnr* but got no farther than Petersburg , . porta that our prisoners sre now comforts J cared for. . . 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