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rebels were slowly moving their forces to the tained instructions from the Secretary of War line of the Potomac, with a view of entering to accept all companies that offer themselves Maryland and encouraging and supporting the for three years' service; and announcing that revolutionary spirit in that State with an ulti- all companies which shall report fully organmate design on Washington, is now repeated ized within twenty days from the 17th inst. with increased assurance of its truth, and with will be received ; that orders for the transporsuch evidences as cannot be disregarded. tation, sustenance, and equipment of troops have
With a view of meeting all possible contin-already been given; that equipments of the best gencies which may arise in connection with this quality will be furnished in the shortest pracsubject, the Administration issued an order ur- ticable period, and that arms will be procured gently requesting the governors of the several as soon as possible.—(Doc. 192.) loyal States to forward immediately to Wash-| _Nurses in the army were ordered to reington all volunteer regiments or parts of regi- ceive forty cents per day and one ration.-(Doc. ments, that are now enrolled within their re- 193.) spective States.
August 18.--The privateer Jeff. Davis was -TO-NIGHT, between the hours of nine and ten wrecked this evening on the St. Augustino o'clock, a remarkable phenomenon was visible (Fla.) bar. The Charleston Mercury gives the in the western sky. The moon was surrounded following particulars of the loss : On Friday by a halo of red, white and blue, extending a evening, the 16th inst., Captain Coxetter was distance of seven or eight degrees. The colors off St. Augustine, but the wind having inwere distinctly marked, presenting a beautiful creased to half a gale, he could not venture in. appearance, and attracted the attention of a He remained outside the bar the whole of Satlarge number of citizens of Jersey City. The urday without observing any of Lincoln's fleet. colors were visible about ten minutes.
On Sunday morning at half-past six, while try
ing to cross the bar, the Jeff. Davis struck, and -DESPATCHES were received at St. Louis, though every possible exertion was made to Mo., to-day, stating that a train conveying relieve her by throwing the heavy guns overtroops on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Rail board, yet the noble vessel
, after her perilous road
, was fired into by secessionists, near voyage, and the running of innumerable blockPalmyra, and one soldier killed and several ades, became a total wreck. All the small-arms wounded. Gen. Pope immediately sent orders and clothing of the crew, with many valuable to General Hurlburt to take such force as he sundries, were, however, saved. On the arrival deemed necessary to Marion County, and quar- of the brave but unfortunate crew in St. Auguster them on the people, and levy a contribution tine, they were received with a kindness that of horses, mules, provisions, and such other they never can forget. The town bells rang things as may be useful to the soldiers, to the out a joyous peal of welcome, and the people amount of ten thousand dollars, on the inhabi- vied with each other in their courtesies to the tants of the county, and five thousand dollars
shipwrecked ones. Thanks to the noble hoson the citizens of Palmyra, as a penalty for pitality of the Floridians, the men soon recov. this outrage.—Baltimore American, August 19.ered from their fatigue. They are expected
-The Sixteenth Regiment of Massachusetts to arrive in Charleston on Wednesday next. Volunteers, under the command of Colonel The name of the privateer Jeff. Davis had bePowell T. Wyman, left their encampment at come a terror to the Yankees. The number North Cambridge for the seat of war. Colonel of her prizes and the amount of merchandise Powell and a majority of the staff and line offi- / which she captured has no parallel since the eers are graduates of West Point. Quarter days of the Saucy Jack. master Livermore is a son of Hon. Isaac Liver
-To-Day a company of Federal troops took more, of Cambridge, and Gov. Banks (now possession of the Northwest Democrat, pubGen. Banks) has a brother in the regiment in lished at Savannah, Mo. The Democrat boldly the person of Capt. Gardner Banks, of Com-carried at the head of its columns the name of pany H.-N. Y. Times, August 19.
Jeff. Davis for President, and of Claib. Jackson -GOVERNOR Yates issued a proclamation to for Vice-President.-N. Y. Commercial Adthe people of Illinois, stating that he has ob- 1 vertiser, August 26.
-MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN E. Wool arrived at belonging to Philadelphia, was killed. One of Fortress Monroe yesterday morning. He was the Confederates was seen to fall from his met at the whiarf by Gen. Butler and staff and horse, but his friends succeeded in carrying off Col. Dimmick, who escorted him to the head his body.-National Intelligencer, August 19. quarters of Gen. Butler. An order was issued for all officers to report at four o'clock in the the Southern Confederacy, on certain condi
August 19.—The bill admitting Missouri into afternoon for review and to turn over the com
tions, was passed by the “Confederate" Conmand to Gen. Wool. In consequence of a heavy rain, however, the review was postponed until duly ratify the Constitution of the Southern
gress. The conditions are, that Missouri shall this morning, when Gen. Wool assumed com- Confederacy, through her legally constituted mand of the post.-National Intelligencer, Au
authority, which authority is declared to be gust 20.
the government of Gov. Jackson, who was -F. K. ZOLLIOOFFER, the rebel general at lately deposed. President Davis is also auKnoxville, Tennessee, issued an order, express- thorized to muster into the Confederate sering his gratification at the “increasing evi- vice, in Missouri, such troops as may volunteer dences of confidence" in East Tennessee, and to serve in the Southern army. The bill likedeclaring that "no act or word will be toler- wise empowers the President of the Confedated calculated to alarm or irritate those who, erate States, at his discretion, at any time prior though heretofore advocating the National to the admission of said State as a member of Union, now acqu’esce in the decision of the the Confederacy, to perfect and proclaim an State and submit to the authorities of the Gov- alliance, offensive and defensive, with the said ernment of the Confederate States.”—(Doc. government, limited to the period of the ex194.)
isting war between the Confederacy and the -THE Twenty-second Regiment of Indiana United States; the said treaty or alliance to be Volunteers, under the command of Col. Jeffer- in force from the date thereof, and until the son C. Davis, Indiana representative in Fort same shall be disaffirmed or rejected by this Sumter during its bombardment, passed through Congress.-National Intelligencer, September 5. Terre Haute, on its way to St. Louis, Mo.
-THE Republican, published at Savannah, N. Y. Evening Post, August 21.
Ga., has the following, in reference to the de-This afternoon, between three and four fences of that city: “In response to numerous o'clock, a body of three hundred rebel cavalry inquiries propounded through the press of the came down to the landing of the Ferry oppo- interior, we would simply say that within a site Sandy Hook, Md., when two companies of week from to-day no Federal fleet will be able Gordon's Second Massachusetts Regiment fired to enter a harbor or inlet, or effect a landing and the rebels retreated. It is known that two of troops on the coast of Georgia. Month after were killed and five wounded. The Confeder- month elapsed and the State, with all the ates are still hovering on the outskirts of Har- | boasting of its chief executive officer, and with per's Ferry, watching the movements of the over a million in his hands for the purpose, did Federal troops.- National Intelligencer, Au- absolutely nothing for our protection. The gust 21.
Confederate authorities, to whom the matter —The First Wisconsin Regiment returned to has been turned over, have recently been inMilwaukee, from the seat of war, and was dustriously at work, and the fortifications along welcomed with the greatest enthusiasm. A the coast are nearly completed." collation was served and patriotic speeches
-E. W. HINMAN, of New York, respectfully were made by M. H. Carpenter, and Judge A. submitted the following proposition to PresiD. Smith.-Daily Wisconsin, August 19.
dent Lincoln :-"Whereas the commercial and -A SCOUTING party, composed of the Lincoln mercantile interests of our country are being Cavalry, under Lieut. Gibson, while to-day in destroyed, it is proposed by numerous masters the neighborhood of Pohick Church, some and owners of vessels, which may be deemed twelve miles from Alexandria, Va., encounter- acceptable on the part of the Government of ed a company of secession cavalry. A slight the United States, to aid and assist in capturing skirmish ensued, during which private Irwin, I any steamer or other craft which may be found
on the ocean, sailing under the Confederate or Consul. This regulation, however, is not to rebellion flag of the seceded States, or which take effect in regard to persons coming from may be found acting under a privateer com- abroad until a reasonable time shall have mission issued by the Government under Jef- elapsed for it to become known in the country ferson Davis as its President. Therefore the from which they may proceed. undersigned, in behalf of Captain George Walen -Ar Philadelphia, Pa., Pierce Butler was and others, would respectfully make application arrested this afternoon by the United States to your Excellency, as President of the United marshal at the order of the Secretary of War States, to issue an order to the undersigned to and taken to New York. The arrest was capture and take such vessels for a bounty to caused by intercepted letters from him giving be paid by the Government, under such stipu- information to the Confederates.—National lations and conditions as may be deemed ad- Intelligencer, August 21. visable, with a view to protect our commerce
-In Haverhill, Mass., this evening, Ambrose and mercantile interests of such of our citizens L. Kimball, editor of the Essex County Demas may be considered loyal and patriotic, in be- ocrat, was forcibly taken from his house by an half of the Government of the United States, excited mob, and, refusing information, was who are desirous of the maintenance of the covered with a coat of tar and feathers, and Constitution, the Union, and the laws of our ridden on a rail through the town. Subsecountry.”
quently, under threats of violence, Mr. K. -To-day two hundred and forty fugitives promised to keep his pen dry in aid of refrom East Tennessee, men driven from their bellion, and was liberated. The town auhomes, were fed in the Seminary yard in Dan- thorities and many good citizens unsuccessville, Ky. Some of them were elderly men fully attempted to quell the mob. Mr. Kimand some young, and all had been compelled to ball, after suffering the abuse and indignity of abandon their families, and were ill-clad, almost the mob for a long time, made the following barefoot, weary, and hungry. The whole of the affirmation on his knees: “I am sorry that I two hundred and forty fugitives enlisted in the have published what I have, and I promise that United States service at Camp Dick Robinson, I will never again write or publish articles in Kentucky.-Louisville Journal.
against the North and in favor of secession, so -The office of the Sentinel at Easton, Pa., help me God.” After this he was conducted to was destroyed by a crowd of Unionists.-Phila. his home.—N. Y. Herald, August 21. Press, August 20.
-A BATTLE took place to-night at Charles. The town of Commerce, Mo., forty mileston, Mo., between the National forces, about
two hundred and fifty strong, consisting of the from Cairo, I., which was taken by a battery
Twenty-second Illinois Regiment, under complanted by the secessionists, was retaken by mand of Col. Dougherty, accompanied by Lieut.five hundred troops sent down from Cape Col. Ransom, of the Eleventh Illinois Regiment. Girardeau by order of Gen. Fremont. The
The rebel force was estimated at six to seven rebels made no stand with their battery on the
hundred men, and commanded by Col. Hunter, approach of the National troops. Their number was about one hundred and fifty infantry was victorious, completely routing the rebels
of Jeff. Thompson's army. The National force and one hundred and fifty cavalry.—Boston killing forty and taking seventeen prisoners. Transcript, August 21.
The National loss was one killed, viz.: Wm. P. -This day the Department of State, at Sharp, of Company A. Among the wounded Washington, gave notice that “no person will were Col. Dougherty, slightly; Lieut.-Col. be allowed to go abroad from a port of the Ransom, shot in the shoulder, not serious; United States without a passport either from Capt. Johnson, Company A, shot in the leg; this Department or countersigned by the Sec George A. Perry, slightly wounded in the arm. retary of State; nor will any person be Capt. Noleman, with fifty mounted men, left allowed to land in the United States without a Bird's Point at about six o'clock this evening passport from a Minister or Consul of the for Charleston, to join the forces under Col. United States, or, if a foreigner, from his own Dougherty, but failed to form a junction with Government, countersigned by such Minister or them. They met a party of rebels about one