Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 18, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 18, 1861 Page 1
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TH WHOLE NO. 9139. THE REBELLION^ Condition of /jffcirs Along the Hostile L\nes in Virginia. I n.. 1 T1 *T. Ijcetiuiegara rromises nis l YOOps a Battle Before Friday Next. The Union Troops Heady for the Conflict. IMPORTANT NEWS FROM MISSOURI. Occupation of St. Joseph by Union Troops. Reported Defeat of the Rebel Gen. Green and Capture of Lexington. THE CAMPAIGN IN WESTERN VIRGINIA. I Details of Gen. Rosecrans* Victory at Caruifex Ferry. Reported Evacuation of Columbus, By., by the Rebels, I Ac., Ac., Ac. 01 ft SPECIAL WASI1I\UT01 DESPATCHES. Washington, Sept. 17,1801. AFFAIRS ALONG THE II08TILE LINES? BEAI KKGARD PROMISES A BATTLE BEFORE THE 20TH INSTANT. Everything U quiet along tlio lines to-day. Several rebels have been taken prisoners within n few days, and Ibcy all assert that General Beauregard has promised the extreme Southern and coast troops, that if they will not go homo he will move forward before the 20th and have a battle; and ho assures them that ho will take Washington without attacking our works Immediately in front. This promise is made to keep the troops of the Gulf States Iitatement. One of the IIkraid'8 correspondents visited the wholo ltao of tho Union pickets to-day, from the Chain Bridge to Alexandria, a distance of over twenty miles. At the Chain Bridge the Union position and fortifications are approaching a state of impregnability, under tho personal mtlK'rvisiou of Brigadier General Win. F. Smith. Immediately after tho affair in which tho rebels drove tn tho Union pickets a fow days ago, tho line was rc-esta" bltshod, and at dusk to-day our troops were guarding every approach towards the Potomac near Washington. This morning a strong rebel picket was seen posted near the ruins of Basil Hall's house, which was tired by Die rebels. They were within half gunshot range of the Union pickets, and duriug tho day thero were numerous exchanges of musketry compliments. It was reported by the Union picket stationed at llount Olivet Chapel, on the road leading from Chain Bridge to Ball's Cross Roads, that this morning tho rebels burned several houses In the direction of Fall's Church. At Ball's Cross Roads everything remained quiet during the day. Tho guard stationed near there were vigilantly watching tho movements of the. enemy posted on a prominent hill a few miles distant. The rebols at Munson's Hill were very quiet, exhibiting themselves b"fore our troops near Iiallcy's Cross Itoads. At about three o'clock in the afternoon the pickets of the two armies opened a brisk fu ilade, which lasted until dark. At cnc time tho Union pickets advanced to within tpeaking distauco of the enemy. Yesterday afternoon, while Capt. 3. Kerrigan, of the Twenty-filth New York regiment, was skirmishing with I uk men uvai aiuucu o uui, uu tucuuiuereu u party of the enemy. In tho affair Capt. Kerrigan deceived two severe but not latal wounds. The enemy were driven tack to their camps. Tho telegraph announces that everything is quiet, along our entire outposts up to eleven o'clock to-night. Tho enemy do not seem inclined to advance, notwithstanding Uteir boosting. Gen. M Oleilan is ready. Our men are Willing, and the rebels will have a warm reception when thoy do como. THE TROUBLE BETWEEN GENERAL FltF.MONT AND THE BI.AIKS?SOMETHING IN THE WAV OF A SOLUTION OF THE MYSTERY. The late injudicious emancipation proclamation of Fre- i Imont, although the only serious matter in issue between him and the President , is not the secret of the present rupture between "the Pathfinder" nnd the Blair family. Tills family, for many years regarding Fremont as one of them, were largely instrumental in his appointment to the supreme command of the l'uito.1 States Military Department of Missouri and its appendages, and, as a family arrangement, tho Blalrs may possibly have expected to make a good thing of the Missouri army contract*. Bat in this, it appears, Fremont lias disappointed thom. Fremont lias another family In which he takes a groat Interest?the family of his old military, mining and exploration assooiates of California. Some of them aro tot. perhaps, tho most reliable and popular mou in the world, for one of these Cal.f irnlans, named Woods, for instance, appointed by Fromont to his quartermaster's department, he has had to turn adrift, becau90, as it is said, of tho antecedents of Woods as a California speculator. However this may he, Fremont has given mortal oftenoo to Frank Blair and all tho Blairs in refusing to submit to tholr control In tho disposition of the Missouri army contracts, 4c.; and heuco two hostile cliques have sprung up in St. Louis?the Blair clique and tho Fremont clique?tho end of which is yet to come. It may bo the ronioval of Fremont to some othor department, or should Quartermaster Genera! Moigs give a good report of Fremont's army contracts, we may perhaps have a breozo in tho Cablnot. Tho special mission of General Moigs from Washington to St. Louis i3 thus explained. It is in reference to the complaints of tho Blairs, in the matter of Fremont's army disbursements. Tlie President, one way or tho other, awaits the (hots and the testimony, and when he "puts his foot down, ho will put it down firmly." His great faith in tho military capacities and sagacity of Genera! /"reinont has been somewhat shaken by that unauthorized proclamation; but still tho Presidont is disposed to make cvory^allnwancc in favor of the "Pathfinder," until it is proved that ho is intractable or guilty of I greater mistake than that ot permitting his zeaito outrun his discretion. ACTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY OF THE NAVY DEPARTWENT. The Navy Department lias cause far congratulation in the promptness and ctllciency of the commandants of tho several Navy Yards, all oilers bcijig obeyed with remarkable precision and expedition on several occasions. Recently Major General Fremont telegraphed for a number of guns and gun carriages, and within less than aday tliercafter the department was informed that these war requisitions wcro already on their way from Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Portsmouth. Equally prompt was the transmission of thirty guns lately to Fort Pickens. There is as much quiet around and about tho department as in any one of tho ordinary government bureaus; yet the amount of" business transacted is very heavy, and its Important re-.'olts daily become more apparent. ORDER FOR T1?E ORGANIZATION OF LOYAL NOItm CAROLINA TItOOrS. The following order was issued to-day, hosed mainly pen the suppos.tion tbift certain propositions.for raising ? [_E NE troops that havo be ^ ma,|0 by bogus North Carolinians are genuine. One m,,,,,. funows attempted to get into Congress at the [^t session, through one or two newspaper i>aragr\pjjs announcing that ho had boon to North Carolina, had caused an election to bo held, and was legally ekurtod, when in fact he had not been out of this city in a Southerly direction. He Is new repeating the attempt for the next Congress. It is hoped that some loyal, genuine citizens er North Carolina will take the matter in hand, aud raise a regiment for the Union forces;? GENERAL ORDERS NO. 71. Wan PsrABTMKNT, Adjutant Gknrkal'S Omn, ) Washington, Sept. 17,1861. J Tlio commanding otlloer of the United States forces at Hatter as Inlet, North Carolina, is authorized to ac. opt the services of such loyul North Carolinians, not to exceed one reginient, bb In his neighborhood may volunteer to take up arms fur the United Stales, and to designate a regular officer to must'T them into serx lee. The recruits will he organized lu the first Instance into u battalion, or regiment, according to numbers. The mustering officer will make timely re piisiiions for arms and other necessary supplies, and the commanding officer will, upon the recomm ndair n of tic volunteers, propose such persons ax he may d' cm suitable to officer the companies, battalion or regiment, that they may, if approved, be commissioned by llie i'lchidcui. Ity order. i . thumas. Adjutant uencrai. REPORTED REJECTION OK OIK GOVERNMENT'S ACCEPTANCE OK THE MAHAT1MK CODE OK ECROPE. It is Hie current impromktu iu diplomatic circles, and as near as I can ascertain a well founded one, tlmttlio English government have refused the proposition of our government to accede to the terms of tho Paris Conference. or have in some way shuffled out of accepting it. THE REPORTED RECOGNITION OF TIIK REBELS BY 1 HE CAPTAIN GENERAL OK CUBA. Tliere is good roaeon t believe thattho Captain Generul of Cuba lias issued nD such proclamation as has boen reported. Certainly no advices have Dcuii Deceived, either by our govei nnicnt or the .-'pani.-h legation, showing that i it has t>e n issued. REVIEW OK GENERAL PORTER'S BRIGADE. General McClolIau and staff spent tho entire day in Virgiuia. 1 airing the morning he reviewed the brigade at Fort Ellsworth, and in the after, noon the brigade comprising the division under the command of Geueral Porter. In the last case the hril lianey of effect was soiip w hat obscured by a remarkably heavy rain, but which was of short duration. Secretaries Seward and Cameron, and Assistant Secretary Scott, accompanied by ladies of their families, together with General McDowell, were among the gratified spectator*. After the latter review a collation was served at General Porter's quarters, iu order to afford an opportunity tu introduce tlio officers under his coniuiund to Geuoral IfedeUan. GENERAL U CLELLAN'S BODY OPARD. Tne MoClelluu dragoons, Captain C. W. llarker, iff Illinois, the body guard of General Meridian,now lit# strong, are to be increased to 158, with a change of uDiforui, iu accordance with the wishes of the General. THE CASE OK CAPTAIN DOVE, OK THE NAVY. Captains I/inkcleUc, l'eudergrust and Morris have been appointed as the court of Inquiry in the caso of Captain Dove, late iu command of the Pocahontas, attached to the Potomac flotilla. Tho charges against him are bo lleved to be leaving his vessel contrary to orders, and unbecoming intimacy with suspected socesslonistf on the river shore. EX-MAYOR BERRET AT THE WHITE nOPSE. Ex-Mayor Borret, having returned from his involuntary sojourn at Fort Lafayette, visited the President to-day. VU.-M'IIIUN or r. W. WALKER. It Is now believed that entire quit t will insure F. W. | Walker's recovery. A government official called this morning and received from bun tliimportant information which ho had gathered up to llie time he was injured. The part of Mafjdnnd where he was engaged is the hotbed of secession',-m, and lias been a serious annoyance to the Union cause. AKltEsT OX' M ItS. ARNOLD IIARRIS?EVIDENCE OX' ltl'h husband's treason. Mrs. Arnold Hau ls arrived here this inoruing. and look quarters at the Kirkwood. Tliis afternoon she was arrested by an officer detailed by the Provost Marshal, and a thorough search of her trucks wag made for papers of a treasonable nature, it having been known that she had been engaged most of the forenoon in packing up good.-' belonging to Mr. Harris, and stored at llie Prussian Minister's houge, that being tho property of Mr. Harris. No papers of Imjiortanoe were found upon her, mainly perhaps for the reason that sho exacted to bo arrested, having so informed the officer. Sho said sho was Just from Kentucky, nnd returns thoru immediately. 6-hc acknowledged that she had been iti correspondence with parties here. There is no doubt that positive evidence of Mr. Arnold Harris' treason lias been found within a few days. Hence the suspicion that rested upon Mrs. Harris. cai't. MOTr declines command OP a regiment. j Capt. Thaddcus Molt, commanding a light hatter* ln-re, has been lende vd the command of a regiment of urtl! , leriets, to bo raided for service lu Missouri. lie declined the tender. MrTrStV IS ONE OF TUE MVIN'E REGIMENTS. A mutiny oocurred in one of the Maine regiments, in which ninely-aoreu me i refused to do duty, on the plea that they were culr od only for throe month". Tlicy positively refused b do duty when ordered by their Ulcers. A detachment of the Thirty eighth New York regiment, under Capt. Allison, with loaded muskets, wero sent to arrest the mutineers. This waseff-eted without difficulty. AFFAIRE IN MTXIOO. Advices w ore received on Monday f rem the city of Mexico with dates to the 2SIU ult., and from Vera Cruz to the 2d lust. Affairs in that distra led country are represented to tio in a most deplorable condition. Murders and robberies of the most diabolical character arc daily recorded, Tho defeat of ttie reactionary paity is confirmed. Tills, however, does not iudicato any better state of things. The withdrawal of the Kngligh and French Ministers was still the theme of comment, and it was gene rally believed that these two governments would now co-operato in a movement looking to some mode of redress for tho alleged wrongs which they have suffered. It was reported and generally believed that thoso two governments had ordered several meu-ofwai iu tlio viciuity of Vera Cruz. OFFICIAL AO VICES FROM OCATFJIAT.A. Advice." have boon received from our Minister to Guata. mala, Mr. Crosby, w,th dates to lilst of August. Ho liad assumed liis official duties, and bud raised the Stare and Stripes over his leg.ition, to tho iullnite satisfaction of our eountrymen there. There was no political news of importance. Tlio question of ihe emigration of tho free blacVw to that country, upon whirh Mr. Crosby had bestowed much thought and study, was well received by tho more intelligent i<ortiooof tho people, as well also as by Mie President ol that republic. THF. REVOLUTION IN NEW ORANADA. Advieos received liero frcm Panania stato that tho authorities of that place, who aro known to adhere fullhfully to the conservative government, which has just bcteu overthrown, have a considerable iiody of troops for the purpose of maintaining order, and thwarting tho designs of the sympathizers with the reyo lutionary party iu that province. An attack on Panama was hourly expected. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. Washington, Sept. 10,1S61. Advance of Thirty Regimends of Confederate Troops to Mount (Hive Church?Movements of General Wool at Fortress Monroe?Ihe Government to Send Seventy foe Thousand i? /i??,?i 1 sr. a ?r /i... if.... rrw> ?..<.? y ..?, ?T< bcrt if the Maryland Legislature at Baltimore?Startling Developcmtnls vfihfi //at" Resulted fr/m thse Arm's? Particulars if the riot toEngineer Maryland Out of the Union?A DouHc Via dk to be I-ai'l from Baltimore to Washington4c. The advance of the rebel* on Friday is an affair of greater significance than at first appeared. The regiments that made the advance movement wero those mentioned in my letter of September 11, and amounted to twonty-flvo thousand men. Thore aro thirty regiments. They wero encamped at Manassas previous to September 5, le.'t that point on the 6th and Ttli, were nt Hull run and Cetitrevillo on Hie 8th an t 3th, at Fairfax ou the 10th and 11th, and made the advance to their present position on ths 12tli and 13th. They ere now encamped near Hall's Cross Heads and Mount Olive Church. This is undoubtedly part of the forward movement looking to a speedy attack on the capital embraced !a the plan or the rebel leaders. A few days alter General Wool had assunp-d the command at Fortress Monroe 1 wrote to you that the govern.inonl had determined to send to him seventy five oroiglity oi the first regiments that arrived at Washington, in * W YO NEW YORK, WEDNESDA - - -- response to the appeal of tho Secretary of War of the 19th of August. The statement was extensively copied, tho newspapers in every part of tho country, without exception, applauding such a decision on the part of the administration, ami expressing tho belief that with that force General Wool would at onco assumo the offensive, and accomplish that for which Gen. Tlutler v as originally sent there. The statement was true at tho time; but when the regiments arrived here, and had been properly organ ized into brigades, it was found that they could be of more service here than there, and consequently they have been retained here. But regiments, companies and squads of soldiers still lentiuuo to pour into Washington. Thero are quite enough troops hero now for opcrations in this military department, whether of a ilefeusivo or olfcnsivo nature; and f learn that tho War Department have resolved to carry out now tho aforesaid project in regard to sending troops to General Wool. They will find, as they arrive at Fortress Monroe, that General Wool Is ready to roceivo them, and will soon give them something to d > to test their mettle. 1 loarn from an ollleer just from that point that a very different state of allairs prevails there i.w than at tho time of the Big Bethel blunder. It may safely be said that had General Wool been In command there then that affair would have resulted very differently. A sy teinaf ic plan of operations would have been drawn up, and explained to each colonel, so that each one would have known ew :ly the part ho was expected to perform; tho Kroner reeunnols.stuire would have flmt linen lu i.'e iim ! reason of i ho wearing of a badge of whito upon llio arm by one ro'miciit would have boon explained to tlio others; it suitable f<too of artillery anil cavalry wottM have tiecon.p.iu. i the expedition, which vrouhl have boon successful, . nil by this timo Yorktown would lutvo boon oil's Noti*ithstanding his greater ago, General Wool pur" bu"s the > lute i hu so ol' personal In. pcctiou of Lis troops as General McOlellan does. Mo detail Is too minute to be beat itth his noli o. lie knows at night Hiat ever) musket is roady for service; and ut breakfast time in the morning he knows that every soldier has us hot mil strong a cup of coffco as that on his own table. The neatness of dress, glittering of the polished | arms und alacrity of movement which distinguish the troops now at Fortress Monroe are hot the outward j visible sins ' f the spirit that animal s both General and i soldiers. the brave old General liave the necessary 1 foroo, therefore, and the whole country will ring with his ] achievements. i I happened to tic in Baltimore at ilie time of the arrest i of llcnry May, ex-Mayor llrown, Ross Winans and 11: j ' other thirty-six mouthers of the Maryland f.egislatme. 1 Tlic arrests of those distinguished Individuals w?ro accomplished in a manner similar to tliat of Marshal Kane, but are, of course, of far greater importance, 'flic arrests J wore made late ut night and before da) light in the morn iug?most, if not all, of the gentlemen being taken from ? their beds. The cause of the arrest of these persons? 1 most of them occupying very prominent |iosltlous In i>o { lltical and social life?may readily be surmised. The pn t mury object, beyond all doubt, was to prevent the meet- 1 ingof tlio rebel l egislature of Maryland, which, it wax , J supposed, would pa-s an a t declaring Maryland out of , * tbo Union. ' Among the papers found with the effects of the par. t ties arrested wi>ro' copies of an Act of Seci ssion, j which would have been passed if the Legislature had 1 jnct. There were also found papers which prove, beyond 1 doubt, that there was a perfect understanding between c the leaders of the rebel army now before Washington a j and the secessionists Of Muylaud. In pursuance til th s , under standing, au attack was to lie made u|*ui ths j. capital yesterday (Sunday) by the mniu lrody of the rebels under Beauregard, while Johnston crossed the I'otomae ] ? at Corn's ford, with u column of tiU,noo men, air' Mil- j ^ gruderopened all the btilterios along the Potomac, closing : ? that river ? roplel- ly. Johns'i it's tinny was to march t > ' Rockville, is only thirteen miles from ITo-p rl ' j 11,11. where tliey were to bo Joined by the rebels Of J 2 ! Maryland, armed with those com ,i' t .w ip.-i'. which I / have, up to this time, eluded all ellorts to find ilnmi. The signal for the reliefs to rise and. Hock to Itockvllle was to bo made by rod und blue roikits, sent cj the ulght before tlio crossing of the I'otomac. Whether . ,,, Johnston was then to move on Baltimore or Washington. (l was to be determined by tlio course of cveuts. If there tol were no fears about Beauregard's sueees at Washington , ,, I (and It was supposed thai that Gonernl wriiold succeed lit |j taking the city), Johnston was I" march through Mary land and "liberate" Baltimore. The evidence which these i Vi seized papers fttrni.-.h of tho extent if sen-sum feeling and tho numb r of - eesnnui is rovlv to ris in M irv i . land is truly appalling. When It is remembered thatihoeo men really believed m their ability to swoop their-'oppros- l ^ suis,'' us lluy call the Ihitou forces from the ol of (l' | Maryland, it will bo seen that the arrests ware not i made a moment to soon. I A secondary obj et of thoso arrrwts was to dimiwtrnte , v I that while the ti ions! government has carried imIllness and forbearance to its utmost limits in Maryland, it still ' retained the power, w hich it now exercises, of punching I jt anspcted traitois. A third object prohnhly ?u to put it ; out of ths power of part of the arrested pet sons to con- I . munieate any further information to the rebels. The {.. statomelit made thut Henry May, member it ('.mgrem ^ from Baltimore, resisted his arren "ii the ground or ins being a member of Congress ia incorrect. Mr. May d?- ,j rnaudod of the oflioors who arrested him their autboiity for that proceeding ut so late an hour. The i*<licmen refused to givo any authority, and erderod him to "get into a that inch.'' Seeing that roeistaoce waa useleee, Mr. May t obeyed, r omark met hat it tm * gran outrage, and that | ho would prosecute those who had caused h: arrest. The j ' officers fbtrad some difficulty in obtaining acoeee to the ! princely residence of Mr. Ross Wiuuur. The colored tor ' a 111? .Mtiilgninii nr? r1<>vnt??d 1 v riia< to llu ii I mantel'. They -.speeted t he object of the visit, en t re fused to opoii tlio outer gnto. It was quickly forced, however and one of the negroes. wb> at tempted to tiar the passage of the olllccre. was iiuc t 'tnonioii: ly knocked down. Mr. Wmans. li siring the noise, opened .the Ir'-Ht door und conimaudc 1 the -e, rants not to interfere, lie then remarked to the otle ers that, although h was deaf, he undetstood peifertly their errand, and adding to his family that tins v iu not unexpected, and that it was not the flt'r-t time that in this and of liberty- his liberty had been taken from hint, in; enter ed the carriage. It has been sai l that M-. Winaii has been engaged tu casting cannon lately at. Ids laundry tint I tiiis is not corre t. li- was arrested simply as a member ot lite Maryland Legislature. The arrest of these turbulent and dangerous m-n was a stroke of policy worthy of the statesman who directed it. But tie? practice which now prevails iu Baltimore, of causing lu lies and children to take offauy articV . ,| , red and wait- color which tin y may liavo on, is chiidi-h an 1 ridieuion*. laidieu who w ear white dresses or white bonnets, if th-v are trimmed with rol ribbons, or if they j wear, in aldition, a red shawl or scarf, or even a re I I belt, tiro aerostud by policemen in tlie street, and I compelled lo take oil tlio sanguinary ( color. If thoy choos? to accapt tlio escort of a policeman homo they are allowed to go there ) to uvike the change. A lady of refinement and | high social standing in Philadelphia, whose husli.uid j and hrotbei arc both lighting in the ranks of the Union ' army, was subjected to this brutal treatment m ItaltiI more on Wednesday She was entirely unconscious - those cot-ire had any improper siguiiicauc--. ; A sta'ong cll'ort is ie-itig nuido to have an additional track i laid bv the govortmi-?iit on the railroad from Baltimore ' to Washington. It is said that there is already a double : tra-lc for half tlio distanc<?,aud that the remaining twenty | miles can he laid in two weeks. The necessity for an J additional tra-k is prlufnlly evident. Tit- capacity of the ; road has b-n taxed to its utmost extent for tlio last two j mouths, and tho business is last increasing daily. There is but little doubt now that, in spite ot tiiesujicrhutnan ifl - t - and I c :u In i y Mr W'.-'le-, the l'.?toman rlvor will in a fow days tie entirely closod by tho J rCUL'l imill.'niw VIIUI IIIIO tuc IIKIII utiUIV <? lililv So lous us those batteries exist, il is in the power of the rebels t > close the river at tiny moment anU as soon as that is done tlie whole of Hie riv>T busiofles will bo thrown upon the railroad. it is to be hoped, therefore, that the second track will he laid forthwth. THE REBEL ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. * GENERAL BKAl'REOARP AT MINSON'S HILL. [Correspondence of the Charleston Mercury, Sept. 10.] j At Munson's Hill wo mot Ootmrals B aurcgnrd, I/>ug street, .Ion s and Cocke, attended by a largo escort of I curalry, and turned hack to he present ui tho rcoon- .. noissance which they had conie up from lioariquartcrs ? to make. Ma|w were unfolded and scouts summoned, and, seatod at h small table, the hero of Munassu. u miliarized himself with llei ground uu which tlio next l! great oattie win oe proDuuiy luugui. MtTNSON'S niT I. AND TI1K SUHKOCNDINO COfNTRT. Munson s Hill is a conical mound rising up abruptly some eighty i'eot above the surrounding luvol. and overtopping ail its hilly a Iglibors ou the front and rear. A y regiment of Virginia troops, from General Long- r, street's brigade, occupies this position, and ? near t'..? top of the hill a circular breastwork, ? with u dry ditch, has been thrown up f r ihelr protection, I'nP-ss artillery were employed iti the attack their force oould hold the post against five ttess their ti imber. The countrj^in front is too lovel for'tlie use of mortars with any success, as an attempt to shell the place could be promptly thwarted by bringing up a few light p rifled cannm, wlios plunging tire would easily command the plain beyond. Tlio enemy does not seem inclined, * however, to dispute our possession, and has acquiesced, s apparently without a murmur, in our Commander iuChief's <h vision, that they sliall keep within their lines, immediately on the river, until wo are ready to advance. 11 By the time this reaches you the compliance will be a forced one, for dispositions are now being made to prevent reoecupation, by the United Status army, of the advanced line, which Las been selected us the base of our ' future operations. r b lauding on the croet of the hill, tho panorama unrolle 1 ( before you is ona of exquisite beauty. The river sweeps around tho base < f the Inils beyond, hiddon from view, t but easily tra- ed by Iho blue hue of mist which marks its i course. Beyond the unseen boundary of our contending t 11 K H Y, SEPTEMBER 18, 1861. countries an Infinite plain stretches out to the horE/.on. relieved hen- auil tit, ie by n a ilitary farmstead nestled down in the >1 vp hirtago. Kigbt in (Tout of you, au>l only four mile.-! ami u half away, In un air line, th'-great steeple of Ak-xandria. banner ciowi cil stands up against the clear sky. The tow n Itself is obicured liy an Injurvetting strip ol wood,ami, b it tin- works on Seminary Hill, which coinmaml ill approach, run bo seen with tbe naked eye. To tho loft of those fort in-utlnns the dome ol tho Capitol lifts it.-' ponderous heulfiom (he while shmil-'.ers of the city, which slop.- away on cither side; and fat llu-r hi ill to the ioft tin once proud cungn of our dissevered country tlouts out over thu tree tops where the fortified heights of Arlington bar tho aco s.s ,.f \ jrginla to the seat of government whii li l o: luuuortul sou formed. Tho emiuiry between Munson's Hill ami the enemy's outworks is broken by low hills, which roll into larger waves as they recede. I'nly half u mile below ns our own pickets are outlying by a clump of locusts which skirt the roinl,and by tliut large barn, half hidden in tho tre. s, and scarcely a mile away, tho group of men whom we see glanding and sitting by their slacked arms are th" eyes of tho foo's advanced guard. Every now and then n puff of while smoke Jets up from s uiio hush or wheat rick in tlio Intervening space, ami the sharp "ping" of the Mmlo rille s'.u lles the ear. Tho pickets arc trying hot shot at i ai h other, uml kcop up Ihw exciting duel uninterruptedly. The cueniy have tnado a great talk nb'iut our barba: Ity in resorting to this praiTico, hut this is uoihing move ilsm tli-ir nsinlcant; they never

lose an opportunity of picking oil our sentries when it can b.- done with a reasonable uuionnt of salely. mason's iiii.i,, We next visited .Mason's I till, nn eminence about tlireoiliiarters of n mile to the right ol Muusou's, and eomniomlitn; a part ial. hut clearer view of one sec I ion of tho gi eat picture wo had jusi lieen studying. E'rom Ibis spot, which is alio ititri uched, a glimpse of the Potomac re veals Itself.and the vvrk onSennnary Hill, whe h lis k il rather feeble from tho llrst stand point, turn out to bo nsil Behl lortitli aimus of cousnlerable extent, and, I should think, some strength. The road to Macon's lay through a hitherto almost imlravollcd forest; sometimes our bridle path turned abruptly round Hi - edge of a steep precipice, or ran -iruight up the face of the heavily wooded hill; and one . we came suddenly on a gorge whose js<r| cndlcular and rockv - ?:? ns li..l.i ..hp breath us our linr-r* cautiouslv bore us down into the dark ravine, at whose base a turbulent little ?treaut gurgled over its stony bed. TIIK AllVANCK OK TUB REBKI. KORCFS. [Correspondent c i !' the Richmond I iis;iittcli, Sept. 10 1 M vnasaas, Sept. ft, |SU1 Early yos'c day morning eight thousand of lhi> federals lunched up to \| im-on's Mill, which our m"it wore fort I lying, and made an attempt to dislodge tinm. Our ad i tunre ^consists of 1/in - triad's and llotihani's brigades, stationed f ar Mch ether and olOM by Mim-on'sHill. ' I. likstreet s foree i- i'eiu|M'sed of the Kir.-I Virginia regl I an nt, commanded by Lieut. Col. Fry, in the absence of I'ol. Misde, who was wounded at the battleof the lHth; lie Seventh Virginia, Col. Kemper, I.lout. Col. Williams uid Major l*ntt n the Eleventh Virginia. Col Oarlalid; :ho Seventeenth Virginia, Col. CVrse; one (.'eorght regl nent.attneheit .at pie-, ut, and several piecs of artillery, liti. It >nham ha four South Carolina regiments?the econd, Col. Kir. haw the Third. Col. ''ash; the Fourth, 3ol. Sloan, and the Fifth, Col. Williams. F.iikfax Covnr llot'sK, Sept 5, 1551. Tlie recentadvauces again t the enemy, which have .e< licarried so far as i > alfird us now a eight of tin ir apitol: the ( ipturiug.k,hilly and puis.lit ol tie Ir scouts, md tilt hourly Invitations to hatlle, so pr t.-iug in their liara ter a- to remind one of the cruel hull light-among he Spaniards, when the | o ir hi ate. al l r undergoing the peat, st torture ami almost exhausted, is Infuriated for Jie la-l l one by having llnaMid in Id I in v a Idood red lag,at which lm rushes furiously u|x>u his tormentors, it.d is Btahh. il toil ath?all prove that the1' (Irand Ar ny" will not again give us battle, or even coin hat, until iretsed to the wry wal1. N dwitlistanding the imjxirlaut id vantage ota much ilos r proximity to their main bo It . by which th ir engaged forces ceitld bo more rapidly \m is ti than ours, tin y have been driven from all their miawtgau.I forced to take abetter under the cannon of irlii, ion mi I A "\audritt. Ni r w ill the terror stricken | h i. 'in. . i in. ii I 'M ini'i' mail, unuoiigh tlio" rt'il Inn" i- daily thing in his face. The imjh'O'Rit.n pin-nils among officers mid men, in | amp Mid elsewhere, that "urarnuc emi remain idle but .few day-;longer,and (hot bloody Qghnog IiiIumL General 11.a lregurd . siafT pas-, d ilnongh Fairfax 'ourl Uou i' n day or two ago mid visited the vicinity of 'nl's t hureli In fori' returning to ManasHi'' long range fin lb'1'I guns, Willi whii Ii the skirmish r?g companion f Um enemy ore supplied, give thorn a i'":ii iidv TiiiMeovi-r our pickets, and \ esterilay a 'JYn"in ini .'/i"(lh"'i'://i the he&l at the iiit ?"<; ?/ half a til' alii iii 'fi 'li/l ,i'"i Tin cm ''ittfi'ili'i a!i' officers jns-ed through Fairfax Court I life t Iii^ morning iti mul' to Washington, (hi heartrt, U i H/./.ii.- </, nj a communication from our govrnmcnl at ii' / iiU'IUJ. TI1K CITAI.T.EN'OK. [From ill'1 Kit hmond Doopntoh,flopt. 10.] I'or i ii d.iyr, at loa.-l mtr gi'iicrais on tin- Potomac have IWod tiattle to tin' enemy. They have iloii.' more, they ave ni nle the lender \t iih every elicum-'taiiee "1 insult lid |iri'VMi'.'lli?ill They loon * elf in ?4- -...1 I'li ese uiviian ling the ruetny'.s fortitleun m?, and they eve flirt, d tie '.tag of theOmfeileracy in full View of the 'line iiunHd tttid ill* t ';t| >it (il. They lave dene all this iih liii]iii(iil\ Tbce..ei?y has exhibited no symptom of . I'tin nt. He lu?o meekly pocketed the insult and re,: "d tlie idialknge. The whole i oiinlrt was on lip toe of expectation a week go I n a great battle; hut tlie battle lias not been lullghl, r tite enemy ims acieu ou i iuu pruueui maxim, "msi i>>11 * tin- better part or valor." He lira close with n is iuti'O.Mnmcnis, and listens with complacency, If not I'll r.itrectum. IO III" mueir ot our bali'lki puiy mg t ha ?ir of "I>ixlo." Tin1 power tbnt protons u. in en mi't objugnle tlir South submits to l> lielrarured in own capital, uinl wlile bousling its ability, ni't "lily to my it." tlo."iyriri ujioti tUo South with execution, hut' to nltih any Isttrftnuct in Um tiurnl m the put of urop". unable t? haul down tho "rein I 1 Hag insulting planlc t under the of its President. Pasting a tbon iighiy organized army of a hundred io .sau.I men around the neat of government, and proni"i;ii;t tbat tin-S.utin iti forceti mo starved, hiek,dlainterned iui'l cotilemptililo in nuiuber, it not Lho linage to accept tlieir challenge to battle, to strike lor s honor, or to punish a most glaring piece of Insolenec. i'he ai 'xpti.iKC of our ebullei'g to battle would seem to e called tor not less b) a due B. use of prido (ban by (be ecossities of Hie oocKioa. By tho moving forward of ir Inn s to pi ints so i\"ur tlieir own, and by tho ot runt ion by our right llimk on llie bank of the l'ototnuo of ic White House, tn toreo, we blockade that river, tukl rcvent all further aocem to the capital fey water. We u.s cnatlue thorn to one single railroud in eon ducting nil ieir cummin.:1 anon with tho Northern Mates, and rouer one of thi'ir Iar-"-Bt and urnst ini|?rtaut navy yards ilirelj us* !< s for any purjaises of tho war. Surely tho efcu "1 bo magniU. tit a slieet of water ac the atomai, and the atllhsingof so valuables a navy yard fat of Washington, Is worthy of ? battle. Their pnpera r n arly two in "itbs It ve tt- ni"d with praises of ki"ellihij a nil Willi bints of !i:s admirable preparations r another "onward movement." Our own generals ;i\r come OTit from among those treacherous "masked .<n-1 i?>s? vUcbinnipoNil lohan ratttn Yankees af* a: Hell ran. and now stun-l in the open ady I > mill on terms th" equality of which cannot be i |. iio'l; ji l vw'.h ulltli ir heralded preparations for i-'-ur :> li. vfim nt, and nil these iiidureincntH to lipid, lmy < r? i'li wiUiin thejr iiiti unihuioiihs, permitting us > have our own way outside of them. Tin'iv rail lio b it uric explanation of their oonduct, and satis that they neither daro nor nre prepared to odor 6 battle. Tho soul of Uio Yankee is cowed, :id li - generals are afraid to trust him furlhor ontab; of b.eastwoiks. All that preparation can do is be.mi done for the defence of Washington. Artllry of the most formidable oWcioiiey ami in t lie most foriliable supply has been provided; arms, ammunition, II the appliances of battlo, huvo been brought into llio 'i<>st prodigal requisition. But there is one great troub'.u | i ll , ii cannot l>-* overcome?their soldiers are cowards', , I! 1 cannot he trusted in tho open fluid. Tin: doughty Mo- i lolluu d'>?s not do what tho unlucky McDowell did von itre to do. For from march mg twenty.tire miles to at uck ho is afraid to accept battle eflbrofl in the immediate ' rout of his fort ideations. And yet, dolled thus at bis own door, refusing battle i ultitigly thrust at thom,cutoff from its water com milI callous with its own section, tho wretched govt rnment t Washington all"ct,s to deny that the South is ? belllgeeut [lower, and refuse to exchange prisoners, lest the net should carry this acknowledgment. What wlli tlio rorld think of tbo South s claim to belligor? u y wh u it ees our armies thus insulting tho linnd idlkdaU at W <*higloo? NEWS FItOM GENERAL BANKS' ARMY. Pot.vr or Rocks, Sept. 16, 1861. Yesterday six men of the Massachusetts Thirteenth, fhile riding ou the towpath.two miles above Harj>er'a 'err, were fired upon by the rebels from tho opposite ide of the riror. One was killed. There waeaconsierable body of rebels pos ted behind tlio warehouao and ther buildings, f'airtain Sbribcr, of the Massachusetts hlrtemith. directed the tire of a twelve pounder against tie buildings, dispersing the rebels. It is supposed that vo or six were killed. Thomas Harper, wounded by the rebels last Thursday, t in a dying condition, TUP niRVsTfuw ?Tcm\rr<ii Baltimore, Sept. 17,18C1. No names of the killed or wounded at Darn-down lin e j ot been roceivod. The first account of tho affair was 1 eceived by tlio American, from an anonymous corresundent, uud was printed at too late au hour to Obtain : y vi ideation. NEWS FROM THE SOUTH., tenn.,sopt. 10, hoi. A special despatch to the Cnionand. Ameiican, dated iiclimonl, Bays that the Hon. L. P. Walker, Secretary of Far, has resigned in consequence of bad health. His accessor has not yet been appointed. All the banks of New Orleans suspended specie pay aeut to day, aud tho Treasury uotcs are all at par. Ricimotn. dept. 11,1961. The fight betweon Governor Wise aud Nte Unionists of lawk's Nest has been confirmed. General llcningsen diocted the rebel troops. Thconomywas badly cut np. )ne of the rebels was wounded. Hampton's cavalry made a splendid dash Into tho memy's line near Alexandria to day. Alter some sharp vork, they returned with three prisoners uud a considertble quantity of war munitions. [ EIIAI IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. The Union Troops in Possession 1 of St. Joseph. Reported Capture of Lexington by Union 1 Forces and Defeat and Capture of Martin Green's Rebel Amy. c C 11 ; KOI T OF THE KEGELS AT STEW'AKTSVILLE, Ac., Ac., Ac. Sr. Loots, Sept. 17, l?fll. General Sturgis, with one regiment of Infantry, two companies ol'cavalry anil ono of artillery took possession of St. Joseph on Frldny lost. It is re|xirtod that n battle took piaco at Lexington yesterday belween Olie I'liion forces thereand Martiu Croon's rebels, in which most of the latter woro captured. This needs eontlrmat ion. Another bridge wag burned on the TTannibal and Ft. Joseph Railroad a day or two since, precipitating tliu locomotive into the stream and killing the engineer. Jkskkksom City. Sept. 17,1R61. A correspondent of tho St. Louis /Irjiullican writes as follows:? Prisons arrived here this forenoon report tlmt on Wednesday nlglit lienerut Price was moving towards Sediilla wltli 11.000 men, and that General Parsons was tliero with'2 SOO rebels and sixteen pieces of artillery, other acee.nuts s.iy that General Price left Warronsburg for I,e.\ ington on Wednesday night. Reports are current that Lexington has been captured, but they are not believed. Parties from Pettis county re IHTt a light al Ilia, kwater, in which the relicts defeated the Home Guard and burnt the Uliiekwiiler bridge. Tne fonowing is a special despatch to tlio Ft. I/mis Democrat:? A loan named (irilllth arrived hero to day and states tiiat on Saturday last General Price, with seventeen thou- ! sand men, had surrounded Lexington,and bad sent a sum , I mons to Colonel Milllg'an to surrender. Colonel Milligau relused, wlieu Prico is reported to hare sent back word that ho would give him until Monday, at four o'clock, to surrender, tuid if he did not ho would inurcb on him with a black Hag. It is conlldently thought In military quarters here that General Siurges has by Ibis time reached Islington from St. Joseph, aud that General Price will be cut off or forced to retroat. Quite a panic prevailed at Georgetown on the receipt the nows from l/cxington, and many families fear an attack from the rebels. All i-a (inlot here, nod 110 Riinrilioiodona nrn f. ii ..r .... immediate attack. a Sr. Joseph, Sept. 13, 1861. " A correspondent or llic St. Louis MrjmMuan furnishes " the following items:? H The railroad bridge over Little l'latto river is not yet i 11 repaired. This does not interrupt travel, however, |* passengers, mails and troops being transferred at the u bridge. in Three regiments of United States troops?the illinoiB ^ Sixteenth, Iowa Third and Kansas Second?reached here ti to day, and more will arrive to morrow. Before the ar- 11 rival of the Union troops more than 5,000 mounted rebels *' rode out of the town, bound South to Join General I'rice. They are a raw, undisciplined crowd, well m unted, but >' poorly armed. The Union men are jubilant and hopeful again. ,t At Stewartsvillo yesterday two companies of Col. Mor- w gan's liome Guard bad a skirmish whh a baud of rebels " ami routed them, killing ten or more and capturing sevo- v, ral horses. e St. Juski'ii, fiopt. 10,1801. ii Tliu St. I,ouis Democrat is furnished with the follow- '. I" All is quiet here. General Pope lias sent u column of r 1,000 ui?n uml llireo pieces of artillery, under Colonel h" Smith, after the rebel*, who left hero on the 13th. There is little doubt hut their largo train of plunder tl w ill be captured, although, as usual, they will disperse, c' und mounted, will escape, unless Colonel .Smith should " surprise them. a The regular llome Cuards are scouring the country on 0 all sides. " Colonels Cramer and Kdwnrds?the first commanding lit i regular forces of Missouri volunteers, und tho latter H about ooo Iowa State troops?will arrive here on Sunday, having swept the entire region north of this city. ai Tho General will immodiately put them in motion ''' along Is.tit sides of the railroad track to clear out the small squads of rebels remaiulng in the woods between here and Cbillicothc. The General says, iu five days North Missouri will be quiet again. n< OUR ST. JXiUIS CORRESPONDENCE. St. Lot is, Mo., Sept. 15, Difll. Things it }Torlein'"?7he Camp of Instruction to lit yam d Jlrn'on Harracks?The J\rliflcaliont Around (In-. w City?Siwculotion as to the Visit of Postmaster General '" Jilair and On*nil Meigs to this City?The JVVw Oivr "I land Mail Rout.?Governor Gambit's Visit to Washing. w' ton?Srarcitf of Recruit*?hears fur the Safety of Lacing- B,! ton?St. Joseph tinder Rebel Martial Law?The. Union 'ir Troops at Holla Reinforced?IJiseonlent in the Rebel 'K Army?-lli* Eject of Fremont's J'r?lantalion on the Re'jih?They Threaten Fearful Retaliation?Fidhusiartic Receptii/n of the Regulars Fngaged at Springfield?'H, ey arc I'resented with a hlag?Punishment of Tim Rebels by 0I (lermantjm Cheering for Jeff. Davit, itc. ' tj it is related in some historical anecdote tliat a negro doing business in Chicago did once, while on u visit to tho c) East, telegraph to his partner, "How is things doing?" n, and received lbs answer, "Things is workiu'." should you ask me tho quest ion propounded by that African I should reply as did his business associute. During tho ?< past three days I linvo visitod tho camp of instruction, the fortifications of St. Louis, the Arsenal, the dockyard (whoro the gunboats are being built), and tho several government warehouses in and around tho city, and am fully convinced that "things is work.in1." It would not bo judicious for ine to describe minutely all that I saw, and I can only speak in general terms. The camp of instruction " contains accommodation for twonty-fivo thousand men, and its capacity will soon lie increased to thirty thou- 8' sand. 'Hie barracks, If placed In a oontiuuous line, would 111 extend upwards of throe milos, and the parade ground is sufficiently large for the evolutions of live thousand troops. As last as soldiers arrive tlmy are sent to this camp and kept in drill until the time comes to take the field, p an l whenovor thoro is a deficiency in the force it is made t| up by a draft from the reserve corps. The camp will bo ^ kept up during tbo war, and will become an important A feature of St. Louis. Wit bin a day or two it will bo inaugurated and receive its permanent title of "Ronton n Barrack'," in bouor of the father of Mrs. Fremont. The fortifications are approaching completion, the work being conducted by night as troll as by day. When fin- q ished they will make a Huo of circumrnllution iu tbo form of a seml-clrclo, extending from the river above tbe city to tbo same stream below the Arsenal. At tbo latter pla o ^ tbe utmost activity prcvuihj in tbo preparation of arms 8 and ammunition for the soldiers in tbo Ueld. At the boat yards iu Carondelet tbo contractor for the gunboats? ^ James B. Fads, Esq.?of long experlenco with river craft is pushing forward the work as rapidly as possible, and expects to liavo ibe boats ready for the government at I the appointed time, the 101b of October. Their arm* ment is now at the Arsenal. The arrival of tbe ifon. Montgomery Blair and j Quartermaster General Meigs, on Thursday cvotdng last, causod considerable speculation. It is giveu J out by the friends of the former that he enmo for the purpose of looking after tbo overland mail, which cannot reach St. Joseph regularly In ^ [ con.'oqn?ncc of tbe troubles oti tho Hannibal und St. 4 Joseph Kaiiroad, 1 learn that ordcis have been issued to send it by way of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and I t^maba, Nebraska, for Ibe presont, and that a c'Ptract has been made with the Western Stage Company to carry it frota the latter point to Fort Kearny, where it will roach the route of tbo Overland Company. Anj other business on which the Postmaster General livw | have visited St. I/euig is quite as likely to become public j In Washington as in this city. The knowing on s make i I num> rous surmises, most of liwm to tlie effect that the 1 department is not jvlcascd with the way General Fremont j uD. PRICE TWO CENTS. ia? expended money and made proclamations, while at ho name tlmo bo has done nothing hi llio way of getting ho State into federal possession. It Is a lamentable fact hat the rebels bavo undisputed p<?-essi< n of nearly lalf Hie uroa of Missouri, while In half the remainder hey are exceedingly troublesome. When Gencrul Vronont came here, two months ago, there were but few jountios where the rebels were iu power, and their nrny nt that time was by no means a formidable force, far iotvn in tbo southwestern corner. Governor Gamble's visit to Washington to proruro govrumcnt aid for the oipilpment or the State troops was sucossful, but tho organization of tho Stato forces does not ippear to progress very tapidly. One regiment only In s "- II ime -'1,1)111 wo uro promised others vory so 'U. Hio oar tliul tho stale will uot lio vory prompt in pay, as she H already m ili-bl to llio iimouul ol' Iwcuiydlin o millions if ili'llars, operates to eomo extent agnin t lie- enli- Imont >f troops Tile i.ovoriior Hint oilier Statu ollloei R ai e now n HI. I/mis, looking .Tier tin- orKanizatioti. Col. Frank P. Hlatr has been tendered llio Major (loiienlslup of the Mate force lint will not prolialilv accept mtil llioro is a strong pros|H-,:t ol tho number called for ioiug ralM-il ami equipped. In tho lulorior tho roliols aro active, conducting afHiirs ii their own way in most cases, toil occiudouully meeting villi a slight reverse, lip to tho time of w riting wo lave no news from l/ixiiigl'Ui, hut M is highly probable hat place has fallen mto rebel liuiuls, us on Toe, lay last Chn. I'rice was ut Warrcusburg, with Sixteen lioiis mil men ami fifteen piooo,s of caiimai. Tho I'nii n on e at l/'xitlgton consisted of three thousand men, wit h iitrem-tunonts st rung enough to resist any thing cx<- -pi arillory ,bnt likoly to tall hemic that |s s essej by the ebols. (ien. 1 sine is supjioseil to lie in tho roar of l'rico, nth about throe thousand tnen. Tho skirmish between jino an I l'rico in tho vicinity of fort Scott, ami lio rot real of tho former, was an attempt 0 draw llio robots into an aniluiseaile. Failing In Mint, the lansas troops nrc following slowly behind their enemies, u the 1io|h- of being sulUeieiiliy reiiilbreed to oiler battle. ,'he pes.timi of Martin (tri'eu on the Missouri river, near iuisgow, blockades that sir am, and will keep it closed mill tho l'ni<>u troops remove tho obstruction. Two aiveriimeiit steamers, the Suiishiuo and another one, lame m l given, have fallen into rebel bands, and wi t irobably bo destroyed. St. Joseph was several days inder mnrlial law, by order of a rebel otllcer, but. I earn tins inornlng that (leneral Slurps iiasatriveit In-re and hoisted the Stars und stripes. Tho mamior iu iliicb the rebels took essi ui was rather amusng. Colonel I'eabody s Home titiards were railn-r roilbie-aiiie to tin- inbabitanls. and a deputation of tle? blest and m -t imnored citizens icqucstod their removal, heir reipio I was complied with by tlie obliging Colonel, nil the next day the roll. Is i in -red mi l m. k n '"session, 'he forces at Holla and JcllbrB'-n City have a'ely been trsngtlii-ned, in uuticl|iati<>n of a itciu'Mistration against hose points. Ati attack u.?-n Ironlon lias l> -en threat lied, but so many threats have lately bocn made nlbout a fulfilment that a battle tlu-re Is not iaked upon as imminent. The rebels were at fkestoit a lews since, but are this morning rep'-rted as 1 itlnlraw ing to the southward Several pi (seniors from l irdee's camp, who were brought In-re on sat inlay, roort that there ts much disairectioii in the rebel army, ml lluit a Isiiiisiana and a Mast, sippi regiment aro on iirir way h< me, with a determination to light only iu use of actual Invasion of their own Stales, ticiierul MeKinstry until yo-turday expected to tako ho held during tlio present week, but an order which ante last night will keep him longer iu St. I/mis, as in st of the troops called for will bo taken from his briuile. t)|K iations here have Iteon somewhat restricted, wing to th" ileruaiul at Washington for most of thj vailahlo mat rial of war. (Jeneial Fremont's proclaniaion, though satisfactory to the In ion men, is not looked poll as very Judicious. The men in tli rebel army re not generally rich in slaves and other of this world's isiils. and the portion of the prt innate n which frees leir slaves will not ulf'ct them seriously. The fact that to rebels hivo more than half the Mate Iu their assess ion and ran at once lay hands on many nion men, not croato favorable comment ism the portion condemning to death all rebels I'm nd in rms within certain lines. At present the rebels are ulding our wounded at r-'pvmglluld, wilh a throat to Hoot tliem u|mhi the llrst ulti nipt to carry out tlui coudioiis of the proclamation. Had tiencral Kri inont folluwe I p ibe proclamation by a vigorous aggressive movement, s was exfiected, It would have been everywhere hailed rith delight. The regulars that were in the battle of Springfield came 1 horn it 11a two days siuoe. On their arrival tliey were lii eived with considerable military display, and u splenid Hag, with "Spriiigll 'ld''embroidered in h gc capitals cross its centre, was present <1 loCapluin Toiten. Sirao I the friends of the Kirn Kansas and First Missouri rcgilents. who fought equuily well with the regulars, ak ith e trne; tness why lbs; volunteers were not received itli similar demons (rations. There was no turnout, not veil of u single company, when the volunteer regiments ?me In. < aplain Totteii takes I lie |Hisilion of lieutenant olonel of the First Missouri, lately formed lutoau ai til?ry regiment. mues I'^ngViiYou^i^ftie^lierman portion of .-t. 1/juix, and b dug iiiewliat inebriated allowed their impulses to ct the bettor of tlielr discretion. They protruded their ends from the carriage and clieerod for "Jeff. Davis and tie coufodorncy." Instantly their carriage was surroundd by tlie enraged Teutons, wliodrew them gently forth, nd after rubbiug their noses together till the skin was oinpietely ubruded,replaced them in Mm vehicle and iMwt M mem to continue uu ir ride. Vest rday a mernl I mine met one of the secesbers, funl alter tlio eompliletits of the day asked:? ''VVIwU'b (lie mutter with your nose?" "1 \wis'run uwuy w.fh on horseback yesterday und got iruti bed in the bushes." "Didn't the Duleh h iv# something to do with It?" The lover of the Southern confederacy disappeared ound iho corner, lllling the air with curses upon the d Hessians. SHARP SKIRMISHES IN MARYLAND. liAI.TIMOBK. Sept. 17, 1861. A correspondent of tho American at Sliarpsburg report" at on Friday and Saturday last skirmishes occurred ar that town. (in Friday tho rebels appeared in large numbers in lephardBtown, and commenced firing on the Unionists on in Maryland side. Several cannon were brought out? hen tho Unionists, under Colonel Anderson, brought io of his guns to bear upon them from Doudon Hill, ijiositeto the town, and opened with ball und grapef bich soon silenced tho rebel battery and destroyed veral houses. A flag of truce was sent from the rebels oposing a cessation of the Uring. Since then all has mil quiet. EETING OF THE MARYLAND LEGISLATURE. Fkkokhick, Sept. 17, 1801. Tim House met at ono o'clock to day. F.loveu members ily answered to the roll call, and, on motion, adjourned II tomorrow uocn. In the Senate, Secretary Kilgour remained in tho Senato lumber until two o'clock, and no Senators appearing at m rr.ll nil li. i.nniin.o.l <1. teiili mllmi.nn.l (III mum morrow. Messrs. Kunniell, fluttle ami Bradloy arc the only liators hero, und they decline to enter the Senate (hams' until some of their colleagues arrive, who aio ex. :ctod to-morrow. NEWS FROM BALTIMORE. Baltimore, Sept. 17,1161. The Old Point boat has arrived, but brings no news of itorest. The news of the repulse of tho rebels In Western Virinin yeulerday caused groat rejoicing here among Union len. THE NATIONAL LOAN. Boston, Sept. 17,18G1. Over $200,000 wore subscribed yesterday to the 7 3 10 or rent Treasury notes. When tho ugents appointed by la government get to work subscriptions throughout ew England will undoubtedly bo very large. Now tho ssistuut Treasurer's otlloe In Boston is about tho only luco to subscribe, and tho long hies of applicants indueu iany to await bettor facilitios. PlUI-U'BUUU, Sept 17, 1861. The subscription to tho national loan at Jay, Cooke & o.'s to-day amountod to $53,000. St. Lows, Sept. 17,1861. The books will bo opened at the olDce of thy Assistant Initeil Status Treasurer in this city next Tuesday, for ubscriptious to the national loan. The Stars and Stripes hung from scores of business louses in Second street to-day. AID TO VOLUNTEERS' FAMILIES. tl-POltT OF TUE MILITARY RELIEF COMMITTEE APPOINTED nr THE CITIZENS OF THE TOWN OF NEW I.UTTS, KINGS COUNTY, NEW YORK. I'jurr Nkw York, Sept. 14,1861. immint subscribed and i al l in to Said committee by the citizens thori-of'is 434 linount |?i l out by paid committee to tho families of those patriotic men who volunteered their ser vice# in the defence uf th-ir country 1,236 Ravine 't> bands of said committee $209 Vhich amount w ill be paid I o* said subscribers on their lading ou the Secretary, 1>. Jewell, East Now York. W1I.LIAMSOX RAPALYE.1 JACX)B II. SACKMAN, { OiTrMKRet JKWKLL, i Committee. AUUL'sTl'3 IVIX3, J HORACE 3. MILLER, J ?. ? Inprtme Court?Ucneral Term. Sot-r. 1?.?This Owrt was opened to-day before Hon. Jcdges Clcrke (presiding Judge), Ingruham and Ixsonard, The following order was made:?The rule regulating tho calendar and order of b isincsa mode at tho last May Gcueral Term bo continued until the further orders of tho Court.

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