Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 15, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 15, 1861 Page 1
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TH WHOLE NO. 9136. THE REBELLION/ Retreat of the Rebel Army to Manassas. Grand Balloon Reconaoissance by General Smith. Important Letter of the President to General Fremont. notification of the Proclamation with Jteganl to the Libertaion of Slaves. / Transfer of Union Prisoners from Richmond to Charleston. MORE SKIRMISHING IN MISSOURI. IMPORTANT FROM HATTERAS INLET. Capture of Four Vessels Under English Colors. IMPORTANT FROM HAVANA. Recognition of the Confederate Flag by Spain. Organisation of the New Regiments in Slew York, At, Ac., Ac. ova special Washington despatches. WiSHMGTOH, Sept. 14,1S61. MRU FROM FRBBIDKNT LINCOLN TO GK.NKKAL FRKMONT. The following letter from President Lincoln to Major Ofsrtl Fremont was transmitted to the latter on tite tob instant:? Waphinoton, D. 0., Sept. 11,1801. luoi GKXXRAL John C. Fbuont:? tot?Yours of the 6th, In answsr to mlns of the 2d tot., was just received. Assured that you upon tbo yound could better Judge of tbo necessities of your po ttton than I could at this distanco, on seeing fssr proclamation of August 80, I poroelved no genern^ stgeotion to It; tbo particular clause, bowevcr, In roln. tos to tbo conflfcation of property and the liberation of tores appeared to me to be objectionable In its ncmc jiitamlty to the act of Congress, passed tbo Oth Wl last August, upon the same subjects, and tome I wrote you expressing my wish that that abuse should be modified accordingly. Your answer tot received expresses the preference on your part AM 1 should make an open order for the modification, whtah 1 very cheerfully do. It is therefore ordered, that Aw said clause of Mid proclamation bo so modified, held nad construed as to conform with and not to transcend the jrovielonB on the same subject contained in the act of Oangress entitled "An act to confiscate property used for iMnrrcclionary, purposes," approved August 6, 1H61, nod that Mid act bo published at length with this Sldui, Your obedii lit servant, A. IJNCOLN. wmm MAIN BODY or TUB REBKI. ARMY AT MANAHPA.1? A BATTLE NOT ANTICIPATED BEPOUK MONDAY MORNING. balloon reoonnoissance to-day dovelopos the fact that the body of the enemy that advanced last night fell back behind Munion's bill; that there aro also largo camps of rebels at Contrevillo and Fairfax Court House, and that Che main body of the rebel army has fallon back to Manassas and Is now encamped there. the enemy cannot move forward in sufficient foroe to five battle earlier than Hen day morning, judging from Che developemcnts made to-day. there la no doubt that the enemy Is making an effort to persuade our forces out of tboir Intrencbmeuts, fearing CO attack ue, but preferring to be allocked, so that they aan fall back behind their masked batteries again, a la bub run. the enemy withdrew this morning from before our IkM rather more hastily than they came upon them last ?*bt. The opinion of our experienced officers is that the enemy did not like the appearance of our works. They re not masked, but present a bold front. Of course the precipitate return of the enemy is a subject of spoculalatkm. Some of our military chieftains assort that be only dashed down upon our tines for a feint, to attract the attention of Usn. McClellan away from a more formidable demonstration In the direction of Great Falls or Edwards' Jerry. Others tblnlc that the rebels are breaking up their entire camp between here and Manassas, and mado a movement forward to engage our attention while I hoy remove their cannon towards Richmond and destroy their earthworks at Manassas. This latter opinion Is entertained by very few. The general belief is that the enemy inteuda to give battle somewhere upon our line withiu garty-eight hours. THB IlKBRh ADVAXCR YESTERDAY. The sudden approach of a large body of the rebels on -aw lines yesterday was not tlie harbinger of an immediate battle to-day, as was generally anticipated. There is no doubt that the enemy uro in sotno force mlnnff mts 1 in no ami tho n?rtnm < t r'? ? ?eo our pickets may at an early day be followed ,%f a general attack on the dofcncts of Washington. The attack on our plekcts yesterday was by a Jfcody of twelve hundred rebels, divided Into proper diKrleionsof cavalry, artillery?four pieces?and infantry, (fbls robei force started from FaU'? Church at about two .Vclock Id the afternoon, proceeding toward! our pickets lit. front of their centre, near Hall s Cross Roads, Qriug Wfld discharges of grape, canister and sholl whercvar they thought our pickets were postod, without counting on an attack from any force that we might have sent to ^ oect them. They proceeded in quick time along the of our line of pickets, driving them into camp, and keeping UP * desultory Are with their artillery. The enemy 's Vtillery were seen to cross a Held In full view of tbo Union t.'Au'P8 CMr Iho Chain Bridge, proceeding in the direction of (.'rent Falls. An the enemy proceeded they committed vari0"8 acts of vandalism, burning the houses, barus and corn .cribs of nil those people suspected of being devoted to tbi* Union. Tool ay our line of pickets was fiiHy rc establish-? 8&'J strong scouting parties s- n! ? :E ne out Into the country foe Several miles to observe the j movements of the enemy. BALLOON UCONNOISSANCB 0? BRIOADKR QBNCBAL SMITH AND PROrKSSOR LOWS. Professor I owe end Brigadier General Smith made an aerial reconnotesance to-duy, on the Virginia ride of the Chain Bridge. The General made close observation of the surrounding country, and obtained the exact position of the enemy near our linos. Professor Lowe corroborates all that portion of this despatch relative to the rebel fore* that at Sacked our lines yesterday. Hosays he saw twelve hundred men and four pieces of cannon moving out of Fell's Church, and reported the Botne to headquarters. PMftUCCTlON or PROPERTY BY THR RKCONNOITXRINO pones OP THtt KEBEI.B. The advance of a large rccounolterlng force of tbe rebel troops In (be neighborhood of Ball's CrossKoada, and tbe destruction of property of known Union men, were renewed tbis morning. They drove in our pickets to wltbin half a mile of tbe Roada, so as to get p ssesslon of a bouse occupied by a colored man named Lem Bennett, which tbey burnt to tbe ground. Ben" nett and bis wife were captured two weeks ago and taken South. Tbe names of those who bad suf. fered by the torch of the enemy are Basil nail, whose bouse Is located a mile and a quarter to the rlgbt of the Croca Roads. Every thing peilfcbablc belonging to bim wsa destroyed, excepting six cows which our troops snc oeded In bringing away this morning. Mr. Hall's legs is six thousand dollars This houso loif boon alia natolv occupied by tbe Confederate pickets ond uor own. Mr. Hall Bays that Uo bad previously suffered very much from the destruction of bis furniture by tbe DeKoib regiment, of New York, for wbicli he bag made out a bill of damages against the government. Messrs. Whipple and Thomas and Samuel Burch also sulfcrod by the flrei tbe conflagration being extended to all known Union men' The dwelling of Hon. C. H. Upton is spared yet. The rebels occupy it and havo a largo force in that vicinity. MOVEMENTS OF GENERAL M'CLELLAN. General MuClellan, aceomi>anied by General Burnside and a corps of topographical engineers, proceeded tbis forenoon to Virginia, by way of tbe Chaiu Bridge. AFFAIRS AT MUNSON'g HII.I.. The position of affairs at Muuson's Hill remains un. obanged. No large force Is visible from this side of the entrenchments. A LIEUTENANT AND THREE PRIVATES FROBABLT TAKEN mMWIli In a skirmish last night near Ball's Cross Roads it is feared that a lieutenant In tbe Third Vermont regiment and three privates In tbo Ninth Massachusetts regunent were taken prisoners, as they are missiug. BURNING OF TUB WOODS NEAR FAIRFAX COURT DOUSE. From a prominent position on the Virginia side of the river "to-day, a dense column of smoke was seen ascending Id tltc direction of Fairfax Court House, tbo confederates evident!}1 burning tlio woods in tbut direction around tbeir fortifications. KKOIMKMTB UNDER ARMS. Nearly all tiie regiments in the neighborhood of Arlington Heights and tho Chain Bridge woro out wider arms during all lafll night. THE ARMY. Captain Thaddeus P. Mott, of New York, has or will receive, in a few days, authority to enlist a full regl ment of artillory for garrison and field purposes. Captain Moil is a young Now Yorker, son of Dr. Valentine Mott, and as an artillerist has no superior cither for coursgo or skill. His battery has boeu variously engaged with the enemy several times within tho past week, and on every occasion ho has received the commendation of his commanding G neral. Captain James McMahtn's and Cuptain Dielii's batteries, of tho Fourth New York State Artillery, will be invited to Join Captain Mott's new rig ment. To-day the Massachusetts Fourteenth infantry rdglment of volunteers, Colonel Green, commanding, was deta iled from Richardson's brigade and assigned to special duty, and will bo hereafter known as a regiment of artillery. ' TTre men have devoted themselves to the exerciso of the guns since they have been stationed at Fort Albany, and have attracted the attention of General UcClcllanto a degree warranting the promotion mentioned. This is consi iered a high compliment to tho officers and men of the regiment. At evening parndo this afternoon the men were greatly dellgntca upon learning me news. The IJncoIn Cavalry, cnmi>?sed of two companies from Pennsylvania, one from U.chlgon, and uioe from New York, Is now thoroughly organized, the field and staff officers having been sworn In, as follows:?Colonel McKeynolds, Lieutenant Colonel Yon Schlkfues, formerly of tho Prussian army ; Majors?C. 11. Ogle, luvo of tho regular army of dragoons j A. Waldums, who raised two companies in New York, and Angegte Howard, fbrtnerly of the Prussian army; Adjutrnt Ballerstry, of New York; Quartermaster F_ II. Bailey, formerly of Michigan, and (jbaplain Raleigh, latterly of Ncwaik, New Jersey, and an old and Intimate friend of. Colontl Mclioyuolds. Leave of &bs <noc has been granted Second lieutenant Wears, Ninth Infantry, to enable him to accept tho position of lieutenant Colonel of the First regiment of Volunteers, known as Sharpshooters. It is the design of the General in command to establish in this city a camp of instruction, in which to perfect the recruits in skirmish and infantry drill. Major Bayard, late of Van Alen's cavalry, has boen appointed to command ono of the .Pennsylvania reserve regiments. The artillery practice is dally continued at the forts. ADJOURNMENT OF THE COURT OK INQUIRY IN TOE CASK OF COL. MILES. Tlie Court of Inquiry in the case of Col. P. S. Miles, Second Infautry, has boen adjourned by Major General Mi Clellan uutil further orders?i. e., indefinitely. This Is a peculiar hardship to Oil. Miles, if not a manifest injustice. The prosecution had closed. Of course all its evl dcnco ii on record. But flvo witnesses for the defence had heen examined when the court wna adjourned until the 16th inst. Witnesses from every sertieu of the country?clviliaus, Scnatora and members of Congress, beside army and volunteer officers?were present to give evidence In favor of Col. Miles, when again the exigencies ef tho servlco require a further postponement. MOKE TROOPS FROM PENNSYLVANIA. Gov. Curt in, since his return from hero to Ilarrlsburg,has entered upon his duties with renewed spirit. He expects to be able to send forward six thousand additional troops next week. One of tho regiments is undor command of Col. Kni|>e, tho celebrated rifle shot. K. C. Williams will command a regiment of cavalry, and expects to be uble to raise a brigade. 1IKUKL RAILKOAB FROU RICHMOND TO HAUPKR'R FERRY. It has been ascertained that the iron rails of tho Baltt" more and Ohio Railroad taken up l>y the rebels, and like machinery removed from tho company 's sho(? at Marttusburg, were intended to be used lu constructing and stocking a railroad connection between Strasburg and Winchester, so as to afford tho rebels a continuous line or rai.road froai Richmond to Harper's Perry. DESPATCHES FROM 1IATTEKA3 INI,ET?CAPTURE OF A VALUABLE PRIZE. The following despatches have been received at th Navy Department:? nwrwn STATE* Straws PAWNXS, 1 IIattkra* Ixurr.Sopt. 10,1801. j Sir?I have to state for tho Information of the department that I have taken a valuablo prize this morning, now called the Susan Jane, of Nevis, West Indies. This schooner was called the diaries Mc< cos when slie cleared at Newborn, N. C., two days before tho blockade wont Into eff- ct on tins ccast. Si s took a cargo of spirits of turpentine to the Wssi Indies, and at Nevis Island obtained sn English register, but without n bill of sale or endorsement ?<' any kind ou the part of the master or agent, and without any other pnper required under KngItsh law. The sailed from Nevis to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and then took on board an assorted cargo consisting of blankets, clotb, iron, steel,, axes, alii! which were purchased iu Now York and Boston, as in shows by tho bllla of lading from diiTorent leading boures in those cities. I send the prize to I'hiladcdphia or New York, at the discretion of the prize master, l.ioutcnaiit Crosby, so he may bo authorized to enter the poi t most, accessible at this stormy period of tho year. I send ail the i>apcrg found on bosrd tho prize In charge of I.leu. ten.u.t Crosby, to be banded to the proper admiralty officer; also Captain Ireland aud four of the crew. I shall zletain for tho present two passengers, behoved to be svperc.argoes, and also tho mate. Wh n his duty Is cotnp at"d I have to request that I.iout- nant Crosby mny he porRiltted to return to liis ltn;M>rlanl duties ut this place as i\\ st Ca. tain, under the orders of Ocneral Wiol. I send I.v"uteiiant Crosby on hoard the prize bocanso he ij an Important witness of what occtirrc 1 after we boarded the schoORer. This vessel, like tho three already captured, stoo I In undor the bcliuf tlmtlh' forts w..-re still | in tho liStidf of the enemy. The Pawns'1, showing n> | colors, was ta^en for nn English crofter, ai d the ve * -Is I wcro not boar K'd until they woro loskle too bar. Vt'c ! are beginning to sco signs of the enemy ou tuu s< ..a W YO NEW YORK, SUNDAY western (Ids of the entrant, where It Is Believed picket guard Is stationed to walch our movements. 1 enclose s letter found among tho papers of the so called Susan Jane, which may giva the department some Idea of the policy pursued In Nova Scotia. I have the honor to be, very respectfully ^ your obedient servant, J. C. ROWAN, Commander, U. 8. N. To Gidbon Wsllsb, Secretary of the Navy. The list of vessels captured at Chpe Hatteras Is as follows:?Schooners Susan Jane, Ocean Wave, Harriet Wyan and Mhry Ware. BOW TUB 1UCBEL POSTAL SERVICE IB MANAGES. The "Confederate State" thieves are now engaged In the laudable enterprise of using our old l*ost Office stamp, which encloses the name of the place where and date when the letter is deposited. I have seen one of these envelopes, dated "Richmond, August 14, 1861." On the up|<er left corner are the printed words, "Free? Official Business." Following this is the written signature of "B. Baker." On the right upper corner of tho envolope Is the following, printed:?"Confederate Stales of America, Post Office Department, Auditor's offioe." The direction upon tho envelope Is as follows:? ' P. M., Mount Prospect, Obion county, Tenn." This i* one of a package of one thousand letter* seised by a government agent at Louisville, that neutral city being the channel of communication for treasonable documents. The envelope contained the following document, which la more curious than Important:? ComunHctuTi grnwor Amnio*,T Ckncxsi. I'uer Umii 1 Irj'aktm knt, V AVMion'eOKrica, Kicimosn, Va., August 12,1881. J CISCO LAB* Km? Your attention Is called to the acts of Congress autborlilng the transmission of letters, packages or other matter, through iho mails free of |>ost age. Tills privilege ie limited to the following named persons:?The Postmaster Geueral and bis chief clerks, the Auditor of the Trsasury for the I'oet Olllco Department, the chiefs of the Appoiutm :ut, fXen rue t and Finance Bureaus, and deputy postmasters, and in every the letter or package m ist relate ex cluslvely to their i'01cial business, and deputy postin a ters must endorse upon every letter the words "Post tlUlce llusincHS," over their oivn signatures. BULLING UA.KLR, Auditor. To TBB PREPARATION OF TREASURY NOTR8. The Treasury presented an anltuatea sceno on Tuesday night. Over two hundred clerks wore en engaged In cutting and trimming demand uotcs> of tho denominations of five, ten and twenty dollars. Those were all engaged in one king room of tho new Treasury extension, In which are placed twenty tables, su|>plicd with ton pair of shears each. Every man They must bo cut, returned, and Ida account cancelled, beforo ho leave* tbo room. In another room aro aomc twenty clerk* detailed for signing the demand notes, who are obliged to work almost Incaesantly to supply the pressing calls for this uational loun at Boston, New Y nk and Philadelphia. The culls became ro urgent yesterday that Secretary Chase found It necessary to largely increase the force engaged In their preparation, llo, onco notified the heads of bureaus to detail such clerks as could be spared on this wmk. The reply was thai all handa were busy on regular duly. The law requiring the work to he performed by the regular ein ployes, Secretary Cliaso immediately directed an order to be issued for al! tbo clerks in the four bureaus to re|xirt for extra duty uf or dinner and onlof olilce hours. Hence the great force at work on the notes Tuesday night. The clerks were given to understand that such of them as could not devote a few extra houraof labor to their country In its present exigency could bo dispensed with entirely. The result was that all were on hand. U must be remembered that each note must have two signatures?those of the Regis tor and Treasurer?that three thousand signatures is a large day's work for one man, and that Ave mitliou dollars of five dollar notes requires two million signatures; then one can begin to sen what Is required of the Treasury Department In this branch. Besides overseeing all this, and attending to the ordinary routine business, the tor >'pondcnco of the Assistant Secretary ooveis over threo reams of letter paper daily. These Jotters must all be writlon, copied, signed and franked. To accomplish all this Secretary ( hat e and his assistant.- are obliged to work slxinen hours out of twenty four. It is the determination of the department to to organize the force that one and a half to two and a half million* of notes per day can be placed regularly In the bunds of the banks, until the whole one hundred and fifty million of seven and three t uitlis coupon and fifty million demand notes are in circulation. TUK THIKTKKNTn NEW YORK REGIMENT. The Thirteenth New York regiment, lately damaged In reputation l>y a mutiny in its runlet!, ban been attached to the brigade of General Kit/ John Porter. Under hie management It promisee to becomo one of the beet disci pliucd regiments In the service, uud to conduct itself so well, that wIn 11 it returns home, instead of bcurtng hack the odium of a mutiny, it will carry with it an bono; a do fame. It is greatly desired that the Governor should take measures to promptly nil up its ranks to the moilmum n imber, and aflord it a fair opportunity to retrieve its reputation. COMMISSIONERS TO TILE IKPfHTRI AL EXHIBITION OP ALL NATIONS. The following is a list of tho Commissioners appointed by the President to represent tho interest of American exhibitors at the exhibition of the Indus'ry of oil nations, to be held in the city of London, September, 1802'? William II. Seward, Secretary of Slate; tal.-b B Smith, Secretary of Inter.or; Edward Everett, of Massachusetts; .Times Henry of tho Smithsonian Institution; Robert It. Miuturn,of New York; J. Dawson Uoleman, of Pennsylvania; John II. Klipliart, of (i .lames it. Psrtrldg , of Maryland; R. P. John sou, of New Yerk; Richard Wu.lucb, Mayor of Washington; W. W. i-Vaton, of Washington; Joseph C. U. Ki.'uuedy, Superintendent of tho Census Bureau. ARREST OF SECESSIONIST!!. Provost Marshal General Porter arrested nine secessionists to night, citizens of Washington. PAYMENT OF REGIMENTS. A largo number of regiments buve been paid off w ithin the last few days. FOST OFFICE ENVELOPES. About the 1st of October tho Post Office Department will substitute tho ruled envelopes for the unruled, without additional charge to the public. THE NAVY. Commander Porter baa been assigned by tbe Navy Department to important duty In the Mississippi river. IMPORTANT FROM HATTER AS INLET. NEWS FROM THE FLEET?ENTRANCE OF FOUR VESSELS UNHER ENGLISH COLORS. Fortress Monros, Sept. 18, > Via Baltimokk, Sept. 14,1861. / fhe steamer 8. R. Sjiauldiug returuud from Huttoras Inlet this morning. the Susquehanna nod Pawn.": still remained there. The former had sustained but little injury in the collision with the gunboat Flag. The Bjiaulding brought tho remnant of Colonel Weber's regiment and nearly one thou ana stand Of inni, which war* captured from tho rebel*, and doaen prima*! tafcan from tba prize* made at Uatteraa Inlet. >v Four vessels bad run Into the Inlet with English color* flying, under the aappoaltlon that that place atill belonged to the rebel*, the federal Oaf having been temporarily hauled down. Pilot* were Oflerad the vessel* and every facility for getting in. They did not discover their mistnko until too lato. Two of the vessels?the Susan Jane and IUrriet ltyan?were from the llrilish provinces and lia l valuable cargoes, consisting of tnolassoa, shoe* and clothing. Our troops at the inlet have mounted all tho guns, and rendered those effective which bad been spiked by lb* rebels before their surrender. No intelligence of importance bad been received from the Sound or from the mainland. General Reynolds had arrived at Old Point, and will proceed to-morrow by the 8. R. Spaulding to assume command at Hatteras Inlet. NEWS FROM BALTIMORE. lUt-nuoKK. Sept. 14,1361. The streets have been full of extravagant rumors all day, put afloat by the rebels to keep their spirits up. Of cuurse there I* po truth to them. There aro rumor* this evening of additional arrests, but In the absence of reliable information we forbear giving the names of the parlies. TREASON IN FREEDOM, MAINE. Avat'STa, Me., Sept. 14,1861. ITicre is abundant evidence to c -evict Rubort Elliot, of Rree-lom, Maine, of treason. One of Elliot's brothers gave out that Col. Smart would bo lynehe I if he went to ! Freedom, but notwithstanding, he w- ut there with th ee fri ik's i-n I i Iduy ill-lit. ?n ' duri ir ilie night obis ne l , fa I testimony E lot, without mntuetatMi i.otn I bis rebel inhltaiy com; any. " -<m?i tM V ' '? ? UK H , SEPTEMBER 15, 18G1. OUR PRISONERS AT RICHMOND. ONB HUNDRED AND .FIFTY-SIX UNION PRISONERS SENT TO CASTLE I'lNCKNEY. Uumviua, Bept. 14,1H61. The Richmond Examiner at the 11th ssys ono hundred and llfly-six Yunkee pnsoucrs, selected chlotly from among those members of the New York, Massachusetts and Michigan regiments who had evinced the tuctl insolent and Insubordinate disposition, were yesterday afternoon despatched by railroad to Castle Pinckney, a small fortiQuiliou in Charleston harbor, for safe keeping. Included In the number staled above are a number of officers, several of whom are recovering from the effects of the wounds reoolved-at the battle of Stone Bridge. The prisoners wer? marched from tbe tobacco factories in which they bad boon confined to tho depot of tbe Petersburg Railroad, in double flies, guarded by a detachment of fifty men fm.m |Na IaIT IV. > la I iiniakuttn tiollallnn i<nillllllUI(ifVl by Lianteuaut C. W. Brockett, of the rebel army, who re to accompany thorn all Hie distance to Charleston. Tweuly-flve men of the detachmont detailed from the Madison (lot.) Infmtry, marebed ahead of the prisoners, the rear being brought up by twonly flvo men of tho Notches (Miss.) It I Ilea. The party etnbaikod in three car* aiecially provided for their accommodation, each car being guarded by fifteen Southern fldiers, very fully armed. The Yankoea generally seemed quite de.s)>nndcnt at their change of location, but few of their number venturing to cheut their depression with a smile. They wore followed to the depot by a very large crowd, who, nevertheless, entirely refrained from the utterance of any remark which should wound the foellugs of tho prisoners. Eight of tho cloven Yankea mercenaries who escaped from the tobacco factories In this city on Friday night have been arrested uud brought back. The three remaining fugitives,Captaiu Hurd and Lieutenants Murphy and Itaiuor, can scarcely escape the vlgl aul pursuit which has been put upon their track. THE ESCAPE OF CAPTAIN nURD, QUARTERr MASTER MURPHY AND LIEUTENANT RAYNOR FROM RICHMOND. we puo.isuuu ycsieruay a portion hi an account <n uw ?p<a|>e of Captain Hurd, Quarlerraaster Slur^hy anil Lieutenant Ka) nor from Richmond, where lliey liud been

detained as prisoners of war biuco the battle or Hull run. Al ter detailing the manner of their escape from Richmond, and the Incidents or their toilsome Journey till the bank or tbo I'otomuc was reachel, where they represented that they were rebel olllcors, with despatches, Lieutenant Murplij 'h narrative continues :? Tlcy were directed up to a creek, on nearlng which they discovered a negro rowing in a boat. They watched him until be landed, when they quietly stole his boat ami rowed down the creek to the Potomac. They round tho boat too small to carry them across the river, and mooting another negro, they traded Tor a bettor though a small boat, giving him tbreo dollars in addition. Thoy accidentally started 011 their Journey across tho Potomac Trum the mouth or Pope's creek, where they saw the pla.n slab announcing the spot where Washington was born. At tliut point the Potomac is wide, and they ha I hardly started before a heavy storm arise, and the v remained in th 1 greatest peril ror somo hours. One was constantly kept baling, but by good fortune thoy reached a Mtryland fishing smack. Even then thoy bad great difficulty In reaching our vessels. They landed near the residence or Mr. Burroughs, at Collar Point, a dutcrminod Union man, who received aud kindly treated them. The next day thoy proceeded to a point three miles distant, and hailed tho revenue editor Howell Cobb, asking that a boat be sent for them, they staling that they wero prls'iuers escaped rrom Richmond. The request was regarded as a snare or tho rebels, and it was reread, and, much disappointed, weary and travel worn, they mule their wiy again to Mr. Burroughs' bouse. Captain Hurd, in tho meantime, having left the party, was near being captured by the Maryland secessionists. This morning, however, they succeeded in reselling the Howell Cold., where they, were kindly received by her officers, Mid were tin u transferred to the Resolute, which ' cotivcyi U tin m to tho city. Of the condition and strength of the robe! army none of the three gentlemen were able to come to any sall.ifactory conclusion, although they are all intelligent, educate 1 and observing men. Their communications wore principally with privates of the rebel army or citizens, who, of course, wero only apprised of the movements by popular ri.tnor. They conclude, however, that they have a very powerful fou e, with an abundance of provisions. The rebels themselves appeared to be In excellent spires, and anxious for another battle with the Yankees. Mr. Murphy was surprised at tho large number of Irishmen in tho robel ranks. They were itidiireroutly cloiiiod, the materia] used being almost entiroly of a gray homespun cloth. They wero well armed with Springfield and o.h r Improved muskets, and Colt's revolvers seemed to be us numerous umong privates as they wore In our own ranks. A favorite arm w hich tliey wore was a hugo bowle knife. No Hpccic was in circulation of any moment, sliinp'asiots being tho only circulating medium in extensive use. Merchants would not receive bills in juymciit, except a certain quantity of goods were purchased. The fiitiUcallous ubout Richmond, nn they learned by the Richmond |ia|iers,bad been completed a few days bofore their escape, and the negroes who had worked ujion them were discharged. They wero done mostly by free negroes pressed into the service, who hod been paid (11 per month in Virginiu currency. Tho gcntl'-mcn desire to express their I hanks to Captain Craven, Lieutonant Gash, Captain Foster, and others of our fleet, for acts of kindness to them after they bad reached the decks or tho flotilla. THE NATIONAL LOAN. PH!LADELI'HM,Sept. 14,1861. The national loan subscription to-day amounts to nearly (200,000. OUR KEY WEST CORRESPONDENCE. Est Wkkt, Sept. 8, 1801. Movements of Govtnunenl Vessels?1'roclanuUion rf Major French, etc. Tlie united stales steamship Richmond, Captain Tope, having coaled and watered at this station,Balled at au early hour of the morning of the 6th on a cruise. It Is said that sho is ordered to continue her search for the Sumter and lirlg Jelf. Davis. The United States storeshlp Nightingale, Hand, from New York, with stores for th> sqcadron, arrived on the Cth, nineteen days from New York. Sho Is still At anchor off Fort Taylor, and will go to aea at daylight to-morrow. The United States Guard, Balls, from New York, also with stores, Ac., for the fleet, arrived on the 7th, end is now st anchor off Fort Taylor. ?he Is bound hence to Fort Pickens. The schooner Trojan, Stroud, snilol on the 7th for Philadelphia. Passengers? 3. II. Iteefeldl, of Albany, N. Y., and olhors. Mainr KrAHrh (h? ?immsnHi?n? nHL hr nf Ifnw IX?. t>* ha* pnbllshod the lollowlng fm|xirtant ord. r. Its promulgation has caused a vast amount of commotion among the sesosssonists bore, and thoy aro about to oommence tbctr flight Northward or towards sac; ssla?anticipating the slity day limit to their stay in this Union city by precipitate and'hearty rotreat*. A large number leave with their familier. and household goods and gods neat week. All go to the first rebel port, Tampa?a poor and un important town in the bay?a reedy filled to roi>iution wiih hall' starred rebels from Key West, and unable to sii|giort any considerable increase to her population. Tliis ia Major French's order:? Haanoi asm Hsittn Statu Troops, 1 ? h'rr Wow, Fla., 8ept. 6,ISfll. f CROSS KO. 82. 1. Within ten days from this date aH mile citizens of tho island of Key West who hare taken the oath of allegisnrewill send their names to these headquarters to he registered. 2. Within thirty days from this date all tho citizens of this island aro required to take the oath of allegiance to th" United Stales. 1. At the termination of sixty dtys, all citizens of this island who have failed and refcaed to take the oath of allegiance to the United States will be removed from Key West This will also apply to the families of those who bass loft tba island to join the rebel forces. WM. II. FRENCH, Commander. NINETY-SEVEN GUNS FOR OLD KENTUCKY' The grand salute In honor of Old Kentucky's Qdellty to tho Union, and repudiation of tho bugua confederacy of Jeff. Paris, was fired at four o'clock yesterday afternoon tu the grounds of the I'arlc Barracks, In accordance with the announcement previously made. Somo thousand enthusiastic |K'0plo were assembled In the vicinity and cheered lustily for Kentucky, the Union and the constitution. Ninety-seven guns were fired In honor of the seventy-one ro oi sentatives and twenty-six senators of the Kentucky Legislature. The cannon used on this occai ston was the four pound field piece Governor Morgan, j Captain George Muwtey, of the Arsenal, officiated as gunI ner. EIIA I ARRIVAL OF THE fOLIMBIt. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM HAVANA. Recognition of the Flug of the "Confederate States" by the Spanish Government. NEWS FROM MEXICO, Ac. Ac., Ac. The steamship Columbia, Captain Adams, arrived at this |xirt yesterday from Havana, with ]>aar- ugcrs, fto., and dub* to the Hist. Tlw most important Item of news la tho confirmation of the report published In this morning's Hkhsui, In relation to admitting vessels carrying tlw rebol flag to discharge and receive cargo under tho same privileges ot ail civilized nations, without recognition of NOiicMii/y. Tho liritisb mall si earner Trout had arrived from Tora Cruz, with dales from thero to tho 3d Inst. She had over two millions and o half in specie. Ortega is said to have gained a victory over Hanpicz. A re|iert prevailed that Cemoufert had entered the republic aud was travelling tu Saa Luis Potest. It needs confirmation. Heine of tho papers are out strong for a lereign protectorate. The British mail steamer Solent arrivo<l from Ft. Thomas en the 7lli lust., to go Into dock for repairs. Tho United Slates mail schooner Non; arid hail arrlvoit from Key West, for malls, Sic., for the sipuuireu and ITni.nS KI1H..1 oriiii Two vessels hail arrived from Vow Orleans, running the blockade?>uo mi tho tftli, tho oilier on iho loth? British schooners, bringing rice, lurd, naval stores, and eight par senders; also, one vessel from Newborn, Willi rioc and naral stores. The markets had been rather quiet for two weeks. Sugars?Nob. 11 aud 12, ul 8,'4 a 8.', rials per arrobe. Me lasses?No traiisactions. Freights?No Improvement In rates, and no business for American vessels. Kxchanee?On Loudon, 00 days' sight, Ifa 17)4 prem. Now York, sales to day,small sums, 8 a prom.; laigo sums, 7 a 7J? prem. Paris, 4a4^. United States gold, 7. Money abundant und die. ouuU easily obtained on business |in|ier. V 1 Oar Havana Correspondent**, Havana, Sept. 10,1801. Recognition ef the Rhcl Flag When Uttd I y Met chant VttseD?Furious Extracts from a Fetter from N.'wbern, TV. C.?Rrjiriiats?Xews from St. Domingo? New Postal A rrangeno-nt*?Statistics of Coolie Emigres tion?News from Mexico, etc., etc. \bThe most important event which has occurred since my Inst letter lias been the determination of this government to admit vessels bearing the (lag of the ''Confederate States of America" into the ports of Cuba, to discharge and sell their cargo's, to trade, purchase and load their vessels, and clear therewith, with the sarno prlvileg ac corded U> all nations, with or w itnout runs'iiar or commercial representatives iu our porta, wIthout recognition of their nationality?Ihe usual register, crew lints, Ac.' being deposited villi tho ollicer of the Custom Hniae. Tain decision van forced upon this government by llio tribunuls of Justice, bruui;lit to bear liy the demands i>l Consul General Shni'eldt, with charges against llio American ship liuinbrg and her rut go, .mil a vessel which arrived at Malaiizic. some vv oks since under flic llag of the Confederate Stales, which was denounced nt> a pirate, tbo courts buvo determined otherw ise, and against the allegations of the consuls at Havana and Mnlanzas. ? Arrived 30th of August, tli j British scliooner .sir Robert Peel, Cage, master, from Newborn, No rib Carolluia, with rice and naval stoi us. She reports tba t no vetseis of the United States blockade fl-.-ot were in sight at her departurei'eihape they will be on haud when rho returns. Yesterday, 8th, arrirud the lirltish schoouerJ. 11. T'xjup, Pennington, master,from New Orleans, with proTisious, naval stores, Ac ; reports uo blockade vessels in sight?thirteen days voyage?would i.iuko hor sailing day 27tli August. She brought three passengers, one of them a distinguished Southern merchant, who comes here to ooufer with two lloston merchants?II xiper A l-ewls?in relalion to vessels in which they are interested?which, by late edicts on your sito, are or have boon in Jeopardy. They can meet on neutral ground here, and nut be hung as traitors, they seem to think. Wo have very singular secret Intelligence by the Sir Robert I'eel,from Newborn, derived from private Ictteis, said to be from person:' posted in tho mysteries of rebel cliques. J give it for what it may bo worth. One of the letters says:?"If President I.incoln does not accede promptly to the common > of civilised nations iu a slate ol war, by agreeing to no exchange of prisoners, you may he assured that tho following bus been already do oued u|x>n: Thai for all so called pirates of the Savannah, or oilier crows iu like condition, who sillier by couline nient, punishment, labor ur death, leu for each will bo selected from the highest iu on the pi it on list ol the Goulederales. to ba treated precisely as such j risoners may fare under the administration or judicial action of the North. That for every negro winch lias' lireu captured by Northern troops, or refugee protected and employed by them, or tlml lias lied from the southern Mat 's since tho coinm iicemuiit' I hostilities, by thn aggiosxive antiou of President IJticoln, that a white man will be selected for ouch and very one, and subjected to compensating labor to tliu Confederate Mates lor the bom-ill of those ? ho have boon wrongfully dcpi ived ol the Berviocs of said negroes; that the uou combatant spectators, including Mr. Kly, taken at Manassas, will bu hold to re place the services, try e-povuieut lab ?r, for such female slaves us uny lino received Norlbein protection or been stolen by Northern troops. If the lieutenant General should bo taken (styI 'd in the letter Ourlolauus), which whs couUdetitly xatici|mtcJ, that he would l.? immediately returned, as serving bolter tho cause of Southern lights by h.s advice and command of the Northern armies." Such are tho extracts. The name of Ill" ? I 111. < hiin ill J mm I I, ..nil UI? mill vidua! who gives mi the informalion is a Northern g, a tU-inau, with Union KciilirneuUj, but complic-ilud in bis affairs with Southern interests, so that 1 am precluded tho use of bis name. Tbo name of Alt; slum I.inco.n in tbo If tier lib 1 boon erased, uud hisfsto left blank. Advices from tit. IKnmogo to 28tb August, report all quiet, but a good deal of frickncss pravalts ainuug Spaulsh troops. The artist (,'isneros returned by the steamship (a denua on tin: 28th, having established the scenes aud tableaux for bis historic |tainlings of the inauguration, to lie devoted to Spanish glory, in bloodless conquests. Lists of dlabondod ollicials of tlid Dominican republic are being pre|>ared by Captain General SanUna, for the revision of General Serrano, before boing sent to Madrid for the bcnevolcnco of the Quocu by a,),abutments to oltice <>f those who are competent, or tlio awanlaor pensions where valuable services have been ronuered to the Spanish government ainurg tbo people of the late republic. The iirltish royal yacht Goorgianaarrived on tbo 29th of August from Nassau, N. 1'., with dosiuUchoa from Commodore Dunlop to Oonaul Genoro. Crawford, bringing newa also of several wrecks, wbicb you will liave by return of Kamak, then In port (August S3.) Koyul edicts in relation to jatstago fiora Cuba, dated the 12th Of duly, lStil, atid published here August 24, 1801, have bocn tssuod, as follows:? By steanicrfor F. ntiea or England, onc-quartcr to onehalf ounce, it to 8 re.'ih; hall ouiico to one ounce, 0 real*? by national vessel?including delivery to directiun. Ho. by Knglixb vertrelB fur England, \ and 1 real, Ac., inland posts jo only. United Slates by vessels of tho Union, X to 1 real, Ac., according to weight, inland postage. To coast of Africa and I'hilipinca, 2, 8)g, 6 and 6)? reals, inland postage to delivery. Fernando i'o and dependencies, 1 to 2, Ac., Spanish voa eels, Inland postace to delivery. Tho Chinese laborers wlnee terms have expired?not being able lOugel away?are ut work upon our streets until they find new masters?which is not easy of accomplishment it Ah u mom ot?Asiatics sell lug new for sight years' aervlttofe at cigiit ouocea, or-6136. I extract from a Icllerof lUniou dela Sagra, datixl Paris, July T (to the issue of the Uiaria de la Marina of August 81):? Emigration of Eastern, Indian and Chinese laborers to the Uritish colonics from 1848 to 1800,81,444?from the following places:? Island of Madeira .. .13,201 East Iudloa 44.892 Ft. Helena 8.620 China 4.749 Sierra l/tone "... 4,760 Not minted 3,320 hWhloh were distributed to Jamaica 6,202 Trinidad ....-n 19,626 ( uayama 47,799 St. I .una 2,334 St. Vincent 989 Granada 2,125 Antigua 1,213 Sau Cristobal 851 Tabasco 292 Error or musing 11 The einig ation to Mauritius was much larger for the fame period. amounting to 203,000, of which from Kant Indies 2h2,000 and 1,000 from the Eastern coast of Africa and Asia. The British mall steamer Trent arrived from Vera (,'rua on the 7lh, with dates from the capital of Mexico, August 27, and sailing port 3d, with $2,622,062 of treasure, wo: tli here for remittance S)< to lu;, premium, covering fie ght and insurance. Kor repairs, 7th lost., the Solent arrived from St. Thomas. No heller accounts from colonic Mexico. The Mexican Ezlra/inlinnry (without any ho ly beiDg hung) proposes boldly, as the only remedy of tie ; notional evils, n foreign protectorate, without allecting the integrity of sovereign jurisdiction and the n ( domain. The Pr"insto, 3d inst., stites that IV til u,nt OunnaJ alo, and Comnnfort, at Monterey. are tol tip d hy the lire authoriti g, against lie- i ='ructions of the government. LueJ 2d ptenjber, at Vera Crux, a ve y , i 1?D. PRICE THREE CENTS. Ulcnled person, ariiI Colonel of P.nglncors?Antonio Rodriguez lamias? regretted ax a national loss. Couzaies Ortega, after routing Murqucz, had been ordered to disperse tin- living burden of robbers of which hln army wua eompOK"d. At tinanajuato news had been received that C.imnnfort was expected at San laiis?tbat Mcjiu had given lu his adli slim and submitted to the government, and that Marques,'/.uloaga and other eblefa had retired from the struggle agalnet the governmunt at Mexico?all of which required eonnrmatiou. In Tula the nailvea were In rebellion under the load ef I oslcnue Montrjano. The letter conveying this says that Maniiiex and hut c? an pan lone had arrived at Alfhacoan? I'tiebla lee. petitioned to b attached to noma other diet'let, not deslrnig an independent in iimip tl Jurisdiet Ion?Vol a Cruz or Oaiueo. Ol.ivmiu win debated 2nd <d' August ut Vela lorn, district of Cuernava, ?>y the Commamlanl Ignacin Kiguerra. A Spaniaid hy the inimo of H anco, taken prisoner, wua Hied. The forces of Urdotiea and Gutierrez wero threat niug Orizaba, but It was suppoaed tin y would bo dofeatod by tlio government troops. 1 Altera from roluca state tlmt the Governor of Mexico and the legislature were at open war with each other ou account of dill'ervuco of political views associated with ncent legislation. We havn had tho usual lot of niurd re, siiicidos and rohbeHiJs, but nothing otherwise din m beg our toclui quiet. Health fair, with cool weather, 'juwaso, when occurring, mild In type. Our Nassau Correspondence. NjtHeau, N. I*., August 14,1M1. Kj'ittnrnl Regarding the Amenran Trin bl'i?M< v m r.' id Itrituk H'ar .Vteom. it?Burim** Maltert, ifc. Since the uccounis received of the ulUir nt Hull run wo nro very anxious to hear further iiiloIHgcnco. Iler Hrliutmic Majesty's slcunt stoop Spiteful, 0, having the brou I p nni nt of C immodoro llunlap, ari ive I here on tho hO'li July last, from Key West,bringing the disnatrous inUnilgeutc. She had several cases of yellow fever on Ix ard. Several of hor crew were sent to the ipiarantluo slaiior at Athnl Island,where some have died. Shu Milled for Halifax on tho Olh test., In order to get rid of the fever. Assistant Surgeon Wise, who was lift at Nassau, died of Iho same disease ou Saturday last, and was buried next day with military honors. Commander Wilson and the snri con, who both had tlio fever and remulued here,aru con vah scent. Ou the 31st ult. tier Britannic Majesty's screw steamer Haeer, 14, Coimuandor I.yi fis, arrived and sailed on tho 2d Inst, for Havana. She is expected to return daily. One of her midshipmen, Mr. St. Clair, died last Sunday week. On tho evening of tlio 7th Inst, a large ship, under ful| sail, was ubservod rapidly approaching our shores. Noticing tho ('ommc.doro'K l!ag in port siio saluted it, and evidenced tier warlike cho actor. It was aeco. taiuod to he lior Majesty's screw corvette Chad--tiger, 21, Cominander Kennedy. C. H.. from Halifax. Sho unto Innately got ou shore the same evening. The bpilol d t .'dig iu l*.i l ut the time, went, With two fulling v ss' ls Hum tlio it irhur, to her assistance, and she wt< extricated without tnjii y. She Is U' w at (Tehran s urn borage. It is luleiiilcd to keep it Ik-el in tlio Ituliuiiia vva'O'B. A in inic man-of-war cume tnio jiort last Thursday. .Fho is called tho lhuiry W Johnson, rctnm .'nl< <1 'by Captain lloyt. bhu has two rifle 1 cm uD and a howitzer, and is In the employ of tho Nov. Yoik I'ndervvrlteiK. hlio has been visited hy tho naval authorities. HilStness has been quite stagnant fern me time. Hieru camo a g nlseud for wreckers and others in tlio wreck of tho It. Itish (lately Ainorican) ship Wi.ham and Jane, B ' vvu mast r, front Mulanzas, In Cuba, for Pit mouth, England, with three thousand boxes of gar ft occurred lust week. It is quite common now'for American vessel-) la tli so troubles duo ling's to change the Stars and Stripes for Uto Hi itIsh rod ensign, by mem s of a sale to i'jit.rli owners. Two luivu done so In this port, bona i suppose. Wo have lately soon tho Confederate llag flykg in our jairt; but wc gaze upon it as vvc do upon any foreign llug, and do not hail or greet It with enthusiasm, its reported by sotno Inventive Southern captain who was Ashing for sympathy. The fooling hero Is, for tlic most part, in favor of tho North; but 11 must 'no confessed there arc among us some?uud they aru Americans?n died, secessionists, who are not ui all likely to ret Nassau on fire w ith their views ami opinions. last night it blew a fresh gale, and as tho wind was boisterous from north 'ast this morn.'tig, and the barometer fell. alllhn small craft iu the harbor have gone to what is cailed tho white grouud, In anticipation of "a blow." LAUNCH OF rVO GUNBOATS. Yesterday afternoon two gunboats were launched at Brooklyn, attracting Immense crowds, who cvincoH considerable enthusiasm at this manifestation of tho government's determination to maim.ila the honor of the Stars and Stripes. TUB WINONA. Tills vessel was launched from Iho yard of Messrs. 0. nt n. loiiiuii, o*'t ?ii nnugu pirvei. i no noiu was nanasotnely decorated with tho flaps of different nations, for tho display of which the fact of the Winona being luuiiclicd with masts standing afforded ample room. Among the national ensigns tho Russian was missing, from tho circumstance or Mee> re. Potllon not licln^ able to procure one, which thojr very much regrettod. A fact of deep significance transpired just previous lo the launch. Among the national flags wus llait of Spain. A spectator observing It inquired of ono of the Messrs. Polllon If he was aware th it Spain had recognised the Southern Confederacy, llo replied lu the negative, but being informed that such was the case, he Immediately gi ve orders for the flag to be lowered, which whs done. Shortly after the workmen b igan to remove the chocks, which having been accomplish d, tho Winona, after a slight seeming hosltatl in, liegan to movo, atid slid Into the water with a graceful movement, umldst tlio acclamations of tho multitude. She was Immediately towed over to the Allaire Iron Works, wh re sho will receive her machinery. The Winona Is 105 feet In length over all, 25 feet beam and 12 feet depth of bold. Sho is of 658 bins burden. As already slated she was launch's),fully sparred and jdgg"d. She bad also her propeller and main sharing In. Ifcr timbers ore of live and white oak, and portions of her arc of yellow pine and locust. She is fastened in accordance with the government system. The contractors agreed to bnlld her In Seventy Ave days, but she was finished In fhrfy. six days from the signing of th" contract, and forty-three days from the laying of the keel, on the 8th of July. She Is built of good material, and the workmanship is of ex eelient quality. At the Allaire Works the Winona will receive two hack action engines, of thirty inch cylinders and eighteen inch stroke of piston. She will have two lobutar boilers. The propeller la of nine feel diameter The engines will be of three hundred and fifty horse pew r. Tho consumption of coal wiil bo eight tons per <h.y Her total weight of uiaehiucry will Is: one hundred anil thirty tone. Stic w"l bo armod with I wolve thirty-two (icundors, Que heavy pivot gun, wcinghing 7,1100 pounds, and a rifled cannon on the forecastle. THE CHtPFKWA. Tlits gunboat waa launched from the yard of Messrs. Webb fit ltcll,flroenpolnt,at the same time as tho Winona, in the presence of a large multitude, among whom woro quite a number of well dressed ladles. Tho launch wns quite a success, the boat taking to the water almost ns naturally as a duck, and floating thereon as grarofnlly as a Rivnn. As sho moved off she was greeted with loud and hearty cheers, and many kind wishes for her success. Sho was towed over lo the Morgan Iron Works, to rocetvo her machinery. The Chippewa Is 158 feet long between the perpendiculars, and 1G4 f ot over all, iier breadth of beam is twenty-eight leot, and depth of bold twelve feel. Liko tho Wfnona, she is pierced for twelve thirty two pounders, and will have on lioard a heavy pivot gun, weighing 6,000 |>oundg. and a rifle bnwltxnr on tk for'cistlr. tier tonnage In .'>30, measure, Bh?, too; was launched fully sparred and rigged, ami with propeller in. Ilia frame of the Chi|>pewa is of white o. k, the prlncipal timbers bed ig of live oak. Her bottom is solid to two feci above the bilge line. The plank lug nnd ceiling are of white oak, rail and plane shears of the seme material. beams and deck are of yellow pine. The ma chincry of the Chippewa will be similar to that of the Winona,and thee at of both vess Is, exclusive of armament, will be the same?namely, $05,000, of which the contractors of each get $65,000. THE CASE OF THE CAPTURED BRIG CUBA? SALVAGE ALLOWED. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. Before Hon, Judge Shtpman. 9wt 14.?Stnut vs. The Brig Cuba.?This was a case of recapture by the master and crew of the brig Cuba, otto of the vessels captured by the privateer Sumter. Tho principal questions raised upon the trial were whether the crew could claim salvage for recapturing tb-dr own vessel, and whether the captain could cl.itra salvage fr< m the vessel and cargo when be was a part owner iu the The Oourt held that it was a case for salvage. That under the circumstances of the esse l he muster nnd crew could recover, notwithstanding their relation to the vessel and cargo. That although there was i.o g cat labor performed, yet there was both merit and risk on the part of tho sailors, and that they aro entitled to be laid twoBfths of the value of the vessel and cargo, and directed that the costs be paid by the remaining three filths, and that a relcrence be had to ascertain the value of tho vessel and or the cargo. The question of apiiortlonlng the salvage was loft till the coming in of the report. Messrs. Benedict, Burr H Benedict for the salvors; Mr. A. F. Smith for the defence. THE NATIONAL LOAN. Mr. Woodrord Introduced John W. Leeds, Esq., President of the Stamford Bank, Cbnn., hi bo sworn in as agent for the collection ot subscriptions to tho national loan fund. Judge Sbiimun administered the oath of office toMr. Ixseds? which embraces Udell?y to the jprvorinm nt oC th Unite I stales?and also swore In Irs soretl-w. Messrs, C arl"s II. led' and Win. Gay, who justified in the sum < f $100,000?oue of the s lien s lor $30.0ti0 an i the other f r $.0,000. The latter gentleman wa cong'-atu ated by t ,c Ju ign a-t being a vry fortunate individual. .. J