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From Washington. Alexandria, May 12. --The U. S. steamer Pawnee, slipped her cable last night at the Washington Navy Yard, and dropped down to this city. She is now opposite the city close to the wharves with her port holes open and guns run out. Herds of beef cattle now occupy the grounds of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. Northern troops continue to arrive in Washington in numbers varying from one to three thousand per day. Many of the Federal forces now in Washington are of foreign extraction. A regiment is to-day quartered at Annapolis Junction, composed and officered entirely by Germans. Gen.Scott is not unaware of the military power of the South. Yesterday he told one of his friends that Virginia alone could, within forty-eight hours, concentrate twice as many troops upon Washington as are already enrolled and mustered into the service of the Lincoln Administration. Several Regiments have left Washington within the last two or three days
Rumered arrival of the great Eastern. Alexandria, May 12. --It is rumored that the Great Eastern had arrived off Sandy Hook, with three days later intelligence from England. It is said she has been chartered by the United States Government as a transport.
More fighting at St. Louis. conflict in the streets. soldiers and Citizens Shot down!!! Great Excitement — Proclamation from Gen. Harney, &c. St. Louis, May 12.--Another tragedy occurred here last night. The Home Guards, while marching through the streets, were followed by a crowd of citizens, who hissed and hooted them, when a boy discharged a pistol in their rear. The company fired upon the crowd. The whole column was then thrown into confusion, breaking ranks and firing down their own line as well as the crowd on the sidewalks. Four soldiers and four citizens were killed, and as many wounded. The most fearful excitement prevailed. Gen. Harney issued a proclamation expressing his regret at such a state of things. He says the military under his command will only be used in the last extremity, and he hopes not to be compelled to resort to martial law. To avoid excitement, the regulars will be used to aid the local authorities. The surrender of Camp
Arrival of the North Star. Bloody Battle! New York, May 12.--The steamer North Star, from Aspinwall brings Panama papers of the 4th instant. General Gustieweros gained a victory over the Government forces at Tanja, new Grenada. The battle lasted two days. The Government forces had 400 killed, including General Carrel. Aregena escaped
From Annapolis. Annapolis, May 12.--A messenger sent by Gov. Hicks to Gov. Letcher has returned from Richmond. He says that the Virginians expected 30,000 Confederate troops by Thursday last. Gen. Butler, with 30 men and 2 pieces of cannon, left this afternoon for some important secret service, going in the direction of Baltimore.
Troops for Virginia. Charleston, May 12.--The Brooks Guard, Capt. Burnett Rhett, eighty-five strong, left tonight for Richmond. They will join Colonel Kershaw's regiment.
e equipping of 1,000 cavalry and three batteries of artillery, the committee being also instructed to appropriate $60,000 for drilling the active militia, $16,000 for the purchase of ammunition, and also to provide for the organization of a Home Guard. In each county arming the muskets to be purchased shall be distributed. The Union men will support Mr. Under wood's proposition, while the Secessionists will adhere to that of Mr. Machen. In the news telegraphed North from Washington, May 12, is the following: The preparations having been completed for an effective blockade of Virginia waters, Capt. Pendergrast has given the precautionary notice of fifteen days for all vessels to leave the ports of that State, either with or without cargoes. Several of the foreign ministers, and some of our own countrymen, have asked for an extension of the time, but this in every case has been refused. The order will be adhered to impartially. Certain persons, though representing t
The remains of Washington. --A correspondent of the Lynchburg Republican, writing from Culpeper county, May 12th, says: "I was told to-day that a report having reached the Virginians that the tomb of Gen.Washington was going to be violated by the Republicans, his remains and those of his family were promptly removed to a more central spot in the State, where they will be out of harm's way. If this be true, what a commentary on the North !"
hat vessel to Commodore Breese, of the Brooklyn Navy-Yard. He reports all on board the Cumberland well, an impatient for action. Captain Chisholm believes that the officers and men on board the Cumberland, in case of an attack, would rather blow the vessel and themselves to atoms than see her fall into the hands of the enemy. The particulars of the second collision between the U. S. volunteers and the citizens of St. Louis are thus telegraphed to the Northern press: St. Louis, May 12.--The city was the scene of another tragedy last night. About 6 o'clock a body of Home Guards entered the city through Fifth street, from the arsenal, where they had been enlisted during the day and furnished with arms. On reaching Walnut the troops turned westward, a large crowd lining the payment to witness their progress. At the corner of Fifth street parties among the spectators began hooting, hissing and other abusing the companies as they passed, and a buy about 14 years old disc
ed on Fort Sumter, with a garrison of less than 100 men; gave him a Yankee paper containing the latest news, and mentioned that an army of 100,000 men had landed in Louisiana. The Captain of the Hilja informed the boarding officer that he was short of water, and requested a supply from the Niagara, but he was informed that the frigate had less of that article than was necessary for her. The following is a copy of the endorsement of Lieut. R. L. May on the papers of the Hilja: "Boarded May 12, and ordered off. The whole Southern coast of the United States of America; it being blockaded. (Signed) R. L. May, Lieutenant U. S. Steamship Niagara." The officer remained by the Hilja for about twenty minutes, when he left. The boat's crew had a revolver each in a belt attached to the waist. Mr. Lockwood left the Hilja about 10 A. M., and reached the city in a skiff, accompanied by a valuable boat hand, who remained faithful, although appearances indicated that the boy h
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