Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 21, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 21, 1861 Page 1
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T tl JL JLJ WHOLE NO. 9142. THE REBELLION? Important News from Missouri. Additional Particulars of the Battle at Lexington. The Enemy's Assaults on the Town Repulsed with Severe Loss. 81iarp Skirmishing at Blaok River and on the Kansas Border. y Probable Recall of Gen. Fremont to Washington. Preparations for Active Hostilities in Kentucky, The Loyalists of Kentucky Joining the Union Army. Another Veto of Gov. Magoffin Ont oted by the Legislature) &Oi) AOtf &c. Washington, Sept. SO, 1801. TBI TROCBLB RESPECTING GEN. FREMONT. V the President baa not already done so, it is believed that he baa decided to depose Gen. Fremont and order aome other General to the command of that department, fhe fact that Lexington and other places have been left almost undefended, when Gen. Fremont has a strong force at his disposal, is a mystery that annoys the President and Cabinet, and is inexplicable to Gen. Scott. Oen. Fremont will unquestionably be called to Washington to explain. ABNKBAL M'CLELLAN AND THE FUGITIVE SLAVE QUESTION. A groat effort is making to drag General McClellan into tte nigger question, by inducing him to issue a proclamation concerning fugitives. The General declinos to plunge lato that branch of politics. TBI WARFARE ON PICKET GUARDS STOPPED BY ORDER OF GEN. M'CLELLAN. A recent order of General McClellan declares that flring on an enemy's pickets is contrary to tbt V?afe? of civilised nations. He therefore orders that there shall be _ BO firing oo their pickets unless It becomes necessary to resist their advance or return a Arc commenced by them. ATTACK ON TBI UNION PICKETS. About dark to-night General Fitz John, Porter's pickets were fired on from three directions* injuring none se. rlously. If General McClellan would order one company ti Berdan's sharpshooters on picket duty at Fort Corcoran, and they will shoot rebels as well as they shot tho target to-day, we shall hear of no more shooting at our men. Aside from this incident no demonstration has been made on oar lines to-day, and everything is quiet up to oleven o'clock to night. An aflkir of pickets took placo yesterday, at about two o'clock, in the vicinity of Lewinsburg. A party of thirty men, commanded by a captain of the Sixth Maine Volunteers, went out on a reconnoissance, and when near lewinsburg heard that a picket of the rebel cavalry tad driven In one of our pickets. The Captain proceeded cautiously, and when near a farmhouso caw the rebel picket dismounted. Be continued to advance, sheltered by the wood, until he got sufficiently near to call on the rebels to halt. Instead of halting they immediately took to flight, one being In such a hurry to mount that he broke his bridle. The Captain then ordered his men to fire, and they did so, wounding one of the rebels in the abdomen and anoAcr in the knee. One of these dropped his sword and revolver, which were taken and brought into the Union samp. REPORTS FROM GEN. STONE'S COMMAND. General Stone telegraphed this morning that numerous large camp fires were seen in a southeasterly direction from his headquarters nearly all night. Nothing, bowover, had been seen of the enemy up to twelve o'olock today. DEFEAT OF A BODY OF REBEL CAVALRY IN MISSOURI. ?en. Fremont telegraphs to the headquarters of tho army, dated yesterday, that Major Gavltt, of the First Indiana regimeut of oavalry, who was sent out In reconnoissance towards Gen. Hardee's position at Greenville, mot tho enemy's pickets, drove them in, killing two and taking three of the enemy prisoners. He also captured Uty muskets and twenty-flvo horses. 'INTERVIEW BETWEEN TBI tffANIBH MINISTER ANSI THE SECRETARY OF BTATB. The Spanish Minister had an interview to-day with Secretary Seward, relative to the present state of flairs, which occupied considerable time. It it certain that Secretary Seward assured Minister Tassara that the government of the United States entertained , no other than tho most friendly feeling towards tho govornment of Spain. The result of this Interview, which, I am assured, was highly important, having special refor?nce to the position of Spain, and her probable recognition of the Southern confederacy, was the forwarding at dea patchesto the Spanish government by Mr. Tassara and instructions to our Minister by Secretary Seward. ^ W ADVICES FROM THE EAST INDIA SQUADRON. The Navy Department has received despatches from flag Officer Strlbllng, of tho East India squadron,who says that Cochin China is at war with the French, who tave possession of a considerable portion of the country* -and are preparing for a vigorous campaign. Stribling remarks that Commander Scheitck has fully vindicated the Insult of firing at the Saginaw by the Chinese, and that no farther action is required en his part. THE BRED AN SHARPSHOOTERS. this afternoon an exhibition in target proctico was (given by Colonel Berdan's Sharpshooters, at Camp BurnBide. The target was about six feet long by three wide, vilh tvfl mfm. lifa also. Tainted nnrvn If onA thn tauce fired wu three-quarters of a mile. Out Of two hundred and forty shots one hundred and thirty bit the target, and nearly all the other sbota struck rery near It. Among those present were the President, who rode on ttie field in an aopen barouche, aoooinpanied bf the Prince de Joiavllle ad Secretary Seward. The Prince's suite aad two sons endowed in a carriage. The party were reoelved by the troops la fine style. The President reviewed the regimes*. At late bour Major General McClellan and staff, Including Geaerals Sloleman and Van Vleet, with Captain Barker's cavalry esoort, arrived on the field. The General immediately rode up to the President and gracefully raised bis hat, aad paid bis respects to bis Excellency and the Secretary of State. He then turned his charger aad to the rear and dismounted, and then returned to &'ie Presidential group, where he entered into conversation Tjfc'h the Prince de Joinville and suite and the Prince's two.aons. i. McClellan walked down the lines of the troops, looking wry man In the eye, afterwards watched with Interest, the progress of the shooting. Hs omnpl tenanted the men k'r their skilful shooting, aad expressed his gra tiflcatkm to Col- Berdan at the neatnesa aad excellent discipline that pervaded the camp, which is greatly duo to lieutenant Colonel Me*rs, recently detailed trm (bo r f 1 :e iv e regular army, ana who has UMred indaatrioaaly to perfect the m?n in drill and cam# duties. There, were also proientOtn. McDowell and staff, Geo. Mcigit and staff, Gen. Mansfield and staff, Col. Scott, Ai Bis tut Secretary of War, and Chief Clerk Leslie, of the War Department, ant numerous other army officers of distinction. Among the distinguished foreigner* present wasOspt. Stevenson, commander of the celebrated field battery of ^ Montreal. A large number of ladies and citizens of Wash- p ington were present. The aflhir was successful, so far as o the shooting was ooncerned, and was highly interesting to # the spectators. * i REVIEW OF OUT. M'C ALL'S BRIGADE. f General HcClellan will review General McCall's brigade fl to morrow forenoon. The Prince de Jolnvllle has been in- ? vlted to attend and has accepted. j AProiVTMENT OP BRIGADIER flENERALS. t Major Van Vleet, Quartermaster of General lloCleilan's ? departmont, and attached to his staff, has been promoted f a Brigadier General. 0 Captain.Todd, of Dacotah Territory, was yesterday 0 commissioned a Brigadier General, and detailed to St. Louis. g Colonel John G. Barnard, of the Engineer Corps, was a to-day promoted a Brigadier General. , CAVALRY FBOM COLORADO TERRITORY. t A regiment of cavalry is authorized to be raised In Colorado Territory. One of its leading citizens says it i I will furnish three or four If necessary. I LIEUTENANT COLONEL MIX IN BAD HEALTH. a Lieutenant Colonel Mix, of Van Allen's cavalry regiment, has nearly broken down in health from arduous * labor, and has left for New York to recover. VOLCNTEERS FROM THB "BANDWICH ISLANDS. A company of infantry has been tendered to the government from the Hawaiian Islands, and accepted. It s consists of American emigrants and native Hawailans. It Is expected to come as soon as the news of the accept- t ance reaches the islands. n SERENADE TO THE FIFTH CAVALRY. ? Ccmpany H, of tho Fifth Unitod States oavalry, wore a serenaded last night by tho volunteer bands of General s Smith's division. This was a farewell compliment, the t company being transferred to another locality. o THE CASE OF COL. TOUNQ. v No definite action has yet been taken in the case of v Colonel Young, respecting his appointment to the command of a regiment of Kentucky cavalry. 0 MOVEMENTS OF THE PKINCE DE JOINVIL I.E. 8 The Prince de Joinvillo and eon and nephews are re- r' ceiving unofficial bat hospitable attentions from the B President and Secretary of State. 1 The Prince De Joinviile and Suite were formally pre- 1 sented to the President to-day. TBS UNION SOLDIERS CAPTURED IN TEXAS. d It is not true that the War Department has- decided to discharge the Texan soldiers, who, undor General Twiggs, S had to surrender themselves prisoners of war, and who for several months past have been cncamped at For* 0 Hamilton. They will probably be sent to West Point and a Governor's Island to relieve troops now at those points, and who are wanted for other duty. Already several of 1 the officers who gave their parolo not to take up arms * against the rebel government have bet n ordeeed to West v Point for duty. . OUR TREATY WITH VENEZUELA. ? The Department of State has received the ratified copy * of the treaty with Venezuela, negotiated by Mr. Turpin, our Minister to that country about one year ago. The h treaty is said to contain important stimulations of a com- * morcial character, and is to be"proclaimed by the Preei- tl dent In a few days. P IMPORTANT FROM KENTUCKY. t. WAR DECLARED AGAINST THE REBELS BY t< THE LEGISLATURE. FftAMKTORT, Sept. is, 1861. 8' War is declared. The Legislature to-day adopted reso- b lutions inviting Gen. Anderson to take command of the department of Cumberland, and also papsod resolutions that the invaders must be expelled, that Gov. Magoffin must call out a sufficient force to do it, opposing the con- '' flscation of property and emancipation of negroes, and B placing the troops under the immediate command of fa of Brig. Gen. Crittenden, of the Home Guard (Union). The deepesKeeling prevails, and excitement runs high. 1 All the State arms, munitions of war, Ac., will bo 8 placed under the control of Gen. Anderson. * If the Governor refuses to approve the resolutions it c will only delay action one day. Very affecting speeches were made, and tears flowed " finely. a Unanimity of sentiment is all that is wanting. t THE BILL CALLING TROOPS TO TUB prciiU I PASSED OVER THE GOVERNOR'S VETO. FRANKrOBT, Sept. 20,1861. The bill which passed both houses, requesting General Anderson to call for and tako command of the Kentucky 0 Volunteers, was vetoed by Governor Magoffin and passed E over the veto in the House, 68 against 22. c ARRIVAL OF ARMS AT LOUISVILLE, ETC. [ Louisville, Ky., Sept. 19, 1861. a No organized Tennesseeans are known to have entered t Kontucky along the lino of the road. Governor Morton. of Indiana, has been hero in consults , . X Hon with General Anderson to-day, and left for home to nigbt. Cannon and other arms were received here to-night from the State Arsenal. The publication of the Courier was suspended on account of its seizure by the government. Efforts are making to renew its publication on a different basis. ' The departure of steamboats down the river is interdicted, unless a government officer accompanies them. The report of the burning of the bridge over the Louisville and Nashville Railroad at Noltn is denied. There have been no trains from the South to-day. There has been no telegraphic communication south of here for three days. There are all sorts of rumors concerning the movements along the lino of the road. Nothing is accurately known. 1 ARRIVAL OP TR00B8 PROM INDIANA. i Loca villi, Sept. 20,1801. I Colonel Crittenden, from Indiana, who was the first to bring a regiment from another State into Western Virginia t in aid of the Union government, was the first to come to c the aid of Kentucky. Bis regiment, well armed, passed t through our streats towards the Nashville depot, this if- c ' tor noon, and proceeded immediately southward. They were enthusiastically received on the route. Brigadier General Ward arrived to-day from Washington, and will forthwith take command of his brigade in Central Kentacky. A portion of General Rousseau's forces are in possession Of Muklrough's Hill. Justice Catron, of the United States Court, issued to-day writs of habeas corpus in the case of Mr. Barr, returnable Monday next. LOYAL KENTUCKIAN8 JOINING THE UNION FORCES. Locisvuxs, Sept. 30,1801. Nothing of importance has been received from points south of here. Passengers from Lebanon report people from the country coming in to join Union forces. Nothing has yet been ascertained of the movements in BAthera Kentucky. Thero is no tolcgraphic communication south of Lebanon. W. N. Halderman, principal proprietor of tho Courier, publishes a card in the Journal to-morrow, requesting a modification ef the interdict against tho publication of the Courier, and agreeing to avoid the publication of matter prejudicial to the federal government, and to be loyal to that government while Kentucky remains In the Union. ] KENTUCKY REBELS TO BE SENT TO FORT LAFAYETTE. Ihdujupous, 8ept. SO, 1861. f Ex-Governor llorebead, Martin W. Barr ud R. V. j Durrett, arrested in Louisville yesterday for treasoof t were brought here to day, sad will be seat to Fort Lara- g yette by order of the War Department. ^ THE LATE CAPTAIN 8. W. FULLERTtN. J Colonel Alvord, of the Third regiment New York Volon- u toers, on learning the death of Oaptaia Stephen W. Fullerton, wrote a letter of condolence to the family of the deceased, and announced his death with appropriate expressions of regret and grief In a special order which he 14 y?ued to U>? regiment. w % W YO NEW YORK, SATURDAY, IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. THE BATTLE AT LEXINGTON. ] 9t. Locia, Sept. 20, 1S61. A gentleman named Ring, who left a point on the Misourt river opposite Lexington on Wedneaday night, arived tbi* morning, and reporta that a severe light tools ilace on Tuesday for tbo possession of three forry boats rhtcb lay at the levee. General Price's forces advanced n the koata in two bodies?one from above and tbo ther from below the town?and after a very harD engagement tliev were remilsed. The boats were lot in fair range of CDlono) Mulligan's gtins, his r ortiflcations being so situated as to prevent him from t ommanding them completely, and bis force ww too i mall to admit of bis making a sortie against General | 'rice's overwhelming numbers; but Mr. King says ho saw t welvo wagon loads of killed and wounded rebels taken iff after the tight. He also says that General Trice asaulted Colonel Mulligan's fortifications four or Ave times >n Wednesday, but was repulsed each time with a loss i f between 300 and 400. I Reinforcements from tho North,probably under Goneral i Iturgos, were expected to arrive late on Wednesday, but * x General Price had possession of the ferry boats they t rould not be able to cross the river, and of course could c le of llttlo or no service to Colonel Mulligan. . Mr. King's account Is qulto Incoherent, and entire reionce Is not placed on It here. There is little question) lowever, that a bat He has taken place, bat tho details .ro yet unknown. ^ ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS RESPECTING t THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON. 1 JirrawoN City, Mo., Sept. 20, 1861. . The following additional particulars in roferenco to 1 .ffairs at Lexington have been ascertained:? The first attack upon the fortificatkfas is said to have leenmade on Thursday of last week, but this is certainly a aistake, as General Price did not leave Warronburg, forty ailes south of Lexington, until Wednoeday night. The ttack was probably made on Monday, as previously tatod, with about 8,000 men. The engagement lasted wo hours, when the rebels were ropulsed, with a loss of ne hundred killed and between two and four hundred rounded. Our loss Is reported at five killed and several rounded. The fortifications are situated at the edge of the town, in a bluff overlooking the river. T'.io works are of oarth, even feet high, twelve feet thick, with a ditch of sis set deep and twelve feet broad. Surrounding them mother and smaller work, erected Inside, and defended ly a ditch, the whole capable of holding ton thoueand rocps. c Tho attack was a determined one, and lasted nearly all *y. % Tho reinforcements from tho north, under Ceneral ^ turges, probably number three thousand; but should they ( ie unable to cross the river, which is quite likely, the a nly aid they can render will be to sweep with their j, rpilary the points occupied by tho rebels. t It is confidently hoped, however, that tho six thousand roopo that left Jefferson City on Wednesday by steamers s rill be able to land at or near Lexington, and cat their 1 ray through the enemy's forces and join Col. Mulligan. ? It is said that Mulligan expressed confidence in being b!e to hold his position against any forco not more than en times greater than his. Lieutenant Montgomery, of General Fremont's cavalry, as just arrived from Georgetown, and says heavy firing ras heard at Boonevillo aH day Wednesday, and late into he night, from LexingtoB, disproving the story that that Jnee surrendered on Tuesday. It is believed that General Lane lias reinforced Lexing3D, It is believed at Boonevillo that Gen. Price could ot take Islington; but If he should, it would only be with irrlble slaughter. Clalb, Jackson has, it is said, but 0,600 men, and Id urrounded on every side. Ho cannot cscapo defeat, uor old Lexington If he takes it. Tne rebels arc greatly alarmed about Lexington. s In Pettis county all the rebels have gone off in squads " o Join Jackson. Nearly all the Unionists have also left a fear. The county is perfectly desolate. Fine crops aro tanding ungathered everywhere. Mo boats from above lave yet arrived,but one is cxpected hourly. A report rcceired here this morning states that Gen. IcCulloch, with probably 2,000 men, was on tho OMge, eventy miles hence, date not given, marching on Jefleron City. Tho commanding officer here is inclined to red it tho report. Colonel Richardson took a position to-day with a reginent of Home Guards at Csigo bridge, whore the first ttack will.no doubt be made. He says he will not desert he post until the last man falls. )EFEAT OP REBEL CAVALRY AT BLACK RIVER. Irojtio*, Mo., Sept. 18,1860. A skirmish occurred on Thursday at Black river, twelve r fifteen miles southwest of here, between three compares of Indiana volunteers, under Major Gavitt, and a avalry body of rebels under Bon Talbot, In whiclt five of ho rebels were killed and four taken prisoners, and thiry-flve horses and a quantity of arms captured. Tho balance scattered In all directions, and being familiar with ho country eluded pursuit. *EWS FROM SOUTHERN MISSOURI AND KANSAS. ; Lea vENWokTn, Sept. 17,1861. J The latest accounts from-the soutborn border represent f bat Gen. Bains is marching northwards and that Geneal Lane's command Is following him. It is difficult to btain information of the movements of troops owing to he necessity of secresy. About 1,000 rebels wore at Platte City, eight miles east if this place yesterday, supposed to be on the march to oin either the command of General Bains or Price. It is bought they will cross the river either at or near Libirty. A portion of these have been engaged in the recent >ridge burnings on the Western division of the Hannibal ind St. Joseph Railroad. A column of Union troops from mints on the Hannibal and St. Joeopb Bailroad were in >ursult of them. The militia of the counties in Kansas bordering on the lver have been under arms for the last two weeks to epel any invasion. The Second Kansas regiment arrived at this place on he 16th inst., from Bolla. They have been continually in the move for nearly three moaths. They had an enhusiastic reception here to-day by the military and iltisens, and were given a dinner at the hotels. SKIBMI9H NEAR KANSAS CITY. Kueis Cm, Sept. 17,1801. Considerable excitement was created here on Saturday, he Uth Inst., by the appearanco of the rebel scouts. A company of twenty mounted men were sent over from .his place in the morning, who discovered a rebel camp >f from 200 to 300 men. some six mtfos distant rom the river. An additional force was detailed in the ifteraoon, who killed seven of the rebels and took six prisoners, with the same number of horses, and destroy>d their barracks. Only one of the Union men was grounded. Yesterdays large force of the rebels, supposed to be a jart of the band recently encamped at St. Joseph, made ;heir appearance four miles below the opposite shore, wd attempted to cross the river In an old flat boat, sendng part of their force to attract the attention of the Unionists by tiring into this city and Wyandotte. It is ' relieved they succeeded In cresting the river at Sibley, 1 sixteen miles below, which they havo taken possession of- J Last evening the city was alire with skirmishers of Kith parties. Several shots were heard, but no damage vas done. <1QHT WITH AND DEFEAT OP REBELS IN ] VIRGINIA. 1 Baltixow, Sept. 30,1861. i The Cumberland papers say that captainKldd'i cavalry, < rom New Creek, and * company of infantry from Fort 'ondleton, made a deecent upon a rebel ?amp at Peteri- , mrg, Eardy oouaty, Virginia, on the 12th instant. One i hot from a twelve pounder scattered the rebels like chaff. ' evreral were killed and wounded, and a number , dean prisoners. The camp and all its equipage was j iken and destroyed. Also a large quantity of ooru, guns, J ntfornu\ fcc. I Colonel i??igler attacked some 360 rebels while drilling t ear Barbour*ville. The rebels fled at the first Are. Their j tader and two others were made prisoners. Several , ere killed and wounded. < t RK H SEPTEMBER 21, 1861. THE NAVY. FIVE NEW REVENUE CUTTERS TO BE BUILT. The Treasury Department bu determined to increase he force or the revenue sorvlce, and accordingly haaconracted for five new steamers, and the old vessels will bo lold or otherwise disposed of. Ttie new steamer* will be of differ eat sizo, thrco of 800 tons and two >f 7(0 tons. They nil) be schooner rigged and >f light draught. The armament of tbo larger retsels will consist of one rifled pivot gun, two thirty, wo pounders, and eno twenty-four pound howitzer, nounted on the topgallant forecastle; that of the smaller vessels Is almost the same, the only difference being in he weight of some of the guns. It is stated that Comnander Kaunce will have charge of of one the now vessels. The OlIlcurH nnd r.rtmr nf t.h? T(?rri?*l. 1 aha havn hri*n lischnrged and tho Navy Department hag take entire conrol of her. THE ROSTOV GUNBOATS. The gunboats that are being constructed at Boston, aro apidly approaching completion. The other day the SagaBore was launched, and In a few days more two others ?iU follow suit, the Huron, at the yard of Mr. Paul Curtis, ind the Chucnra, at Messrs. Curtis* k Tilden's shipyard, rhe cost of these two last vessels will bo about $80,000 >:ich?$56,000 for the building,and $25,000 for the ma:hinery. JNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH A GUNBOAT. Hoptojt, Sept. 90, 18C1. An unsuccessful attempt was made to-day to lauuch he gunboat Huron, constructed by Paul Curtis, owing o an accident to the ways. She will be launched tonor row. riUAL TRIP OF THE NEW GUNBOAT UNADILLA. The first of the twenty-throi new gunboats ordered by bo Unitud Stales government, which was built by Mr. fohn Inglis, and launched on the 17th of August, went on >er trial trip Thursday, exactly ono month after she hid lrst entorod tho witor. In that timo she has been put in he finest order, everything being on board that can in my way be conducive to the comfort of the officers and nan. The trip was to have taken place on Wednesday, but iwing to the inclemency of the weather it had to bo postloned until the next fair day, and Thursday proving fa orablo it w:is decided that she should show what she auld do, and whether she should provo herself worthy o bo placid in the now navy of tho United Slates; and ho certainly proved that as a sample of our new gunloata they will form ono of tho most effective branches if our navy. TOF. TTtlP. The UnadiUa was to have left the dock at nino A.M. iut owing to tho thousand and one little detentions that nvariably occur upon such occasions, it was half-past en beforo alio moved away, and when she did so it was mong tho whistling of all the steamers and ferry boats n tho vicinity and the h"arty cheers of those on shore, ioth of which were responded to by thoso on board tho unboat. She first headed up the East river, and after howing her lino proportions to the Long Islanders, turned ler head towards tho Narrows ami steamed away, her onirics working to the greatest satisfaction. On tlio way

[own she was saluted by all the steam craft on tho iver, and tho consequence was that a continual shriek vas kept up on both sides until she got fairly out to sea. i-heu everybody turned their attention to tho working or he engines and the spcod of tha ship. Although tho day fa? i remarkably fine one, the Unadilla, partly owing to ler light draught, rolled very heavily, and sumo of tho idjr passengers got decidedly sea sick, and oven srmo of ho gentlemen be^an to feel as if the shore was the best (luce for 1 h >i'i lint thrv fmullv wonthftrnd it all. and tlm rip wan one to be remembered by all on Ix.ard. During tho voyage a lino dinner was laid out on the iprcr dock, and for a Bliort time the vessel was forgotten n tho excitement of toasts and speeches. A number >f ladles graced tho I'nai.'llla with thoir prerouce, and >rovcd a most attractive feati.ro of tho trip. Among hoso on board were the government ln8poctors,CommoIprc Grogory, Unite I States Navy, and Captain Gjmstock: ,lr. Inglo.", tho buil ler, and several naval officers, a:id ,11 exprrssod th" greatest pa'.isfaction as to tl.o workrgof i ;.c vessel and fcor build. Altogether there wcro omo flftv or sixty ou board, tad among them all not i complaint was heard, 0 ". tor way back eho ran a hort distance up tho North rivor. and in passing tho "rei.ch yacht ana one of tho T'nited States revenue enters those on board cheered tliem most heartily, Pho h-n umed ami went tip to tho Navy Yard, a point she cachoft abaut flvo o'clock. THE VESSEI.. Tlie Unadilla is the first of tho new gunboat." that wag aunclicd, and consequently she porsesses an extra irnporauce in tho eyes of the public. She was launched m tho 17th of last month, and since tliat time Hr. Tnglis, tho contractor, has lost no timo in pre. paring her far eea,and after yesterday's i>er!ormaiico '.e has every reason to feel proud of her. Her longth is ICS feet, width 28 feot. and depth of hold 12 foet. She Is schooner rigged and has everything on board that she aeeds in tho way of rigging The ?ra ?? <% ?ruiofc ruriiisnett by the Novelty works, each complete in itself. They aro what is termed back action; [he cylinders nro 30 Inches in diameter, with an 18iuch stroke; the boilers are of tho vertical tubular form; there s 62 foet 'of grate etirfeco and 2,000 feet of heating surface. The propcl'er is 9 feet in diameter, with a mean iltch of 12 foet; the shaft is 61 feet long. Thoro is accomnodatlon for over 150 tons or coal on board. The per'ormance of the engines yesterday elicited universal commendation, both from tho guests and those who were [hereto judge. Although tho trial was not o*e of speed, pet she averaged nine milos an hour, tho boiior showing :wenty-oight pounds of steam, and tho propeller making sorenty Ave toeightyrovoluiiors per minute. It is expected [hat whju sho guts her armament on board, and with the lid of h:r canvass, she can make fifteen milos an hour 5he will for the present lie at the Navy Yard, under the shears, where sho will take in her g'-ns. It is not yet "ally settled as to the kind sho will carry. This will bo letermitied in afewdiys. She is entirely fitted up inside. Mr. noifmiro did tho joiner work, Mr. Calkins the x?ppcr and brass work, and the fitting up of the cabin, to., in tho upholstery line, by Mr. Irwin. Her officers, so far as completed, are as follows:? Commawb>r?N. Collins. Acting Moulcrt?W. L. TuUlc,P. W. Cruse. Atsutant Svrr/?on~R. L. Webor. At v&i r's Mat'j?G. W. Paisey, W. II. Brico, D. Mason. Chirf Engineer?E. Marsland. AuisianU?K. K. Thurston, H. S. Leonard, F. Bull, Jr. THE CONSOLIDATION OF REGIMENTS. The question of assigning moa and officers from doitched companies to regimental organizations has created t great stir in military circles. Many wero named as to. do assigned to tho Euginoer regiment of Colonel Scrrel. Upon this information reaching tho oflleers of the regiment tUey waited upon tho Adjutant General In a body? some thirty in number?with Colonel Serrel at their head, and represented that thvy had so far only educated scientific gentlemen in their bjard and good-mechanics imong tlie men; that they were reorganized as Volunteer Engineer olllccrs and soldiers In Washington, although organized as infantry in the Elato, aud that they intended to carry their purpose out. The Adjutant General very wisoly fleeing the force of these rotnarka and tho importance of keeping the character ,f the regiment intact, concluded not to assign any companies to the Engineer regiment. It will be si great advantage and credit to tho State furnishing It to have a first rate Engineer organization. CITY GUARD SEA C0A8T ARTILLERY. At a special meeting, on Wednesday evening, or this xgnuzation?Dr. R. P. Gibeon presiding?after the reading r>f minutes of previous meeting, the adoption of a uniform for the regiment camo up, when a pattern uniform was presented for inspection and unanimously adopted. Tho uniform ? at once durable, soldierly and economical. Companv D bavin? been formed since the last meeting, r>Bicers were electOT, viz:?Captain, ThomasC. Do Luce; htrmt Lieutenant, Isaac Van Winkle; Second Lioutennnt, rhomas Keller, Jr. TOe rolls of eaeh company will ho at the Armory, 6M Broad way, from eight till ten o'clock every evoning,for ihe addition of new names. THE*SHEPHARD RIFLES. This regiment has flvo companies?from A to E inclusive?mustered Into service, and tho remaining Ave will !>e mastered in shortly. A magnificent banner will be presented to the regiment this afternoon at thoir beadluarters, Palace Gardens. THE SECOND BUFFALO REGIMENT-SWORD PRESENTATION. This floe body of men, otherwise called the Forty-ninth (few York Volunteers, commanded byOol. Bid well, will leave for the seat ef war to-day. They are all stout. strong men, and well able to give a good account of the ?nemy. Their arms and accoutrement* woro receivedreetcrday, at the City Hall Park Barracks, where the mon ire stationed, but were not distributed, and will not be mill some time to-day. The arm is the musket, but tbe men prefer tbe Enileld rifle, which they are to receive in uchange for the musket on reaching Washington. Lieutenant George W. Oilman, of Company E, was igreeabiy surprised on Wednesday afternoon by being presented with a handaoma sword. It was a gift from W. W. Stannard, Esq., of Buffalo, and he received it through Rev. Q. W. Heacock, who, after a few brief remarks , read a letter from the donor. Lieutenant Oilman, ihe recipient of this haadsorao present, in a few brief and ippropnate remarks, returnod thanks to the giver, and nodestly assured his friends whs witness*.1 the presrntnion that tbe gift would aeyer bo disgraced while la bis uuttfa. 'ERA! VERY LATE FROM NEW ORLEANS. Interesting Intelligence?A Unionist Arrcatecl and Sent to New York?How Northerners an Tmini in Mew Or* leans?Tlic -War Mania?What la Doing There and What la Intended to Be Done?Interview with Gem Twiggs? Onr Female Traltora, 4te. We have had on interview with a gentleman named Lyman Reynolds, who arrived in thin city a few days ago diroct from New Orleans, which place ho left on tho 13th inst., and where he has resided for the past Ave years. Mr. Roynolds Is a strong Union mrin, and was connectcd in New Orleans with the Arm of Voae Ji West, hardwaro merchants, asting In the capacity of travelling agent. His adheronoo to the Union cause brought nim under the displeasure of the rebels, and bo wits arrested on a charge of using seditious language, and brought bofuro Recerder Stith of New Orleans. Tho account or his arrest is thus reported in the New Orleans True Delta:? An Individual, whose Christian name Is unknown, but whoso slruun o Is Reynolds, and who resides at the corner of Magazine and Poyfarre streets, was arraigned on a charge of luving uttered Mjdilious language towards the government of tho Confederate Slates, by calling President Davie a scoundrcl and liar, and declaring that the pro|>erty of every one who sup|H>rted tho Confederate government should bo confiscated, &c., &c. Whether tho individual lias or has not a Christian name is not known, but bo certainly has neither tho tongue of a Christian, gentleman nor tutriot, if he talks iu tho way reported. Mr. Reynolds gives a rather interesting account of his stay amid that hotbed of traitors, New Orleans, and tho persecution which Union men are receiving in that locality. The din of arms drowns all other sounds in the city, and hurry, proparation and confusion ore the order of the hour. Tho streets are filled with soldiers, and rccruitlng placards and tents everywhere meet tho eye. Tho iwoplo are as enthusiastic (If not more so) in their cause thau we are, and are certain that the civil conflict now being wagod with such earnestness on both sides will ultimately re suit in a glorious triumph for the Southern arms. Recruiting has boon dull of late, but after the buttlo of liull run largo accessions poured into the regular army. At the time Mr. Reynolds left Now Orleann there woro about 15,000 men in tho city. They wero well clothed but very poorly armed. Every person in the city belonged to tome military organization, and recruit* were received from tho ages of fourteen to sixty-flve. There is a camp at Carleton, about eight miles from Charleston, where all tho regiments organized In New Orleans are drafted. Strong intreochments are being erected all around tho city, nrnd on the road from Now Orleans to Memphis sixteen cannon of heavy oaiibro are placed at various poluts. On Ship Island, between Mobile and Nc\v Orleans, there are 5,000 men, atid tho place itself Is strongly fortilled. Every point of tho city is mounted with cannon, aad tl e rebels pride themselves on tho Impregnability of their position. Excitement and enthusiasm of tho wildest sort reign around, and business of all sorts beyond that nooessary to sustain l-ifo itself, is entirely suspended. The great question among all classes is the war. Nothing else takes up their attention, time and efforts. After tho bnttlo of Dull run the Union men lost all hopo of tho success of the federal arms, and aro now entirely de. jectei. Tho proclamation of Jeff. Pa vis, compelling all that wero not friends of the rebel cause to leave Southern territory buiore tho expiration of forty days> or bo immediately arrestod, is being availed of rapidly. Those who have the means to go aro leaving, whilo those who have not, can but remain, and are forced by press of circumstances to enter the rebel army. No drafting has, as yet, taken place, but when Mr. Reynolds left the city rumors were current that this mode or providing food for powder would bo shortly adopted. There are Ave or six foundries in New Orleans which are kept constantly employed, and aro able to turn out about six heavy cannon per week. Small arms aro very scarce and it is almost impossible to provide muskets for drilling tho soldiers. Tho now Custom House is being used for the manufacture of arms. Colored rcgiment3, under command of rebel officers, arc being organizedin tho city. The principal arm carried by tlicso men, as well indeed of the whole army, Is a sharp bowle knife, about elghtocn loches in length. Thcso colored men aro drltlod with much strictness every day, and, it is believed, will do good service in the war. Tho expression among all is, "wo will die or win.'' Drunkenness is fearfully prevalent among the soldiers, and vice of every descriptions is rampant. Arrests of Union men are being mode every day. It was on the 27th of July that Mr Rcywlls got into the clutchw of the hiro. lingu of Jeff. Davis. Previous to his arrest he could oot walk through the streets without tiehig the object of public scorn and hcotlngs. Be was the first man In New Orleans who escaped imprisonment after being arrested since tho war opened. His employers, Messrs. Vosc and West, Mr. Reynolds describes as secessionists of th<j most rabid school, and they offered every inducement to make him a traitor to his country, but he stendfAstiy held lii3 Union position, wlilch now loaves him a ruined man, as all his property has been confiscated, lie is a native of New York, wherehls family reside. Mr. Reynolds had an interview with the rebel commander, General Twiggs, in order to procure a pass by which ho could come North. The office of General Twiggs, where Mr. Reynolds saw him, is situuted in a back, dingy street, opposite Lafayette squaro. General Tw1- ? win busily engaged in writir.g at tho time of entrr no one being present in tho room but himself. Ho wnt ircd in a civilian's dress and appeared Laggard and worn. His expression of countenauco was decidedly moliincholy in tho extreme, and he talked and acted as if laboring under strong mental excitement. Ho was seated In a highbacked chair, and on the ontranco of Mr. Reynolds the following conversation took place:? Reynolds?I want a pass to cross the line, sir. Twiggs?What is your Dame? You belong to New York, do you not? Reynolds?(Giving his name) yes, sir. Twiggs?Do you want to go to New York? Reynolds?No, I want to go to I/misville. Twiggs?Does anybody know you hore? Reynolds?Yes. After going through the requisite formuUWbo pass was forthcoming, and the Union man turned on his heel and retreated from the polluted atmosphere of the rebel. With regard to the female traitors of New Orleans, they nre as strong in their sentiments towards the cause as tho ojiposlte s?. They rant for secession, speak for secession, work for secession, and even marry and love for secession. They encourage their husbands and sons to gird on the armor of rebellion and go forth to battle. Tho smiles of love, the tears of tenderness, and tho other softer appendages of womanhood are, for the time being, totally dried up, and the holy fountain where rests all the gentler attributes of tho female is bocome a receptacle only for tho horrid iniquity of traitor Ism and rebellion. An Incident occurred to demonstrate this feeling to a nicety. A lady of high standing in society In New Orleans, was conversing with a gentleman frlond some few days slnco, when the subject aroso or the incident which occurred some time sinco of a policeman shooting a man in one of tho rebel cities for crying down Jeff. Davis. The gentleman mudo tho inquiry whether if ho took it into his head to cry out in favor of Abe Lincoln, what would the fair one do. Tho delicate creature rose fn ni her ssat, and, while her eyos Sashed vengeful lightnings, emphatically, with arms extended, said:?"I mjuu1u buvul jruu ujwu tu/oviti uiavu ivi fominine fire eutor*. Mr. ReynoUis, in his peregrinations through theCrescent City, came across that "terriblo" machine which the Southerners have invented in ordor to cut our war ships in two, and pronounced, ae bis opinion, that It is nothing but a downright humbug. The machine?a war ship, as it is called?ho compares in shape to that of a porpoise. It is made ontirely of iron, and calculated to ran at a speed of fifteen miles an hour. Tt was contemplated at the time our informant left (the 13th inst.) to make an immediate attack upon tho blockading fleet, and for that purpose three or four small gunboats, armed with four thirty-two pounders each, were being hastily prepared to accompany the monster of destruction. No othor vessels were fitting out at the timo for wmr purposes. Those worki were going on at the Algiers yard. The prizes which they capture are brought into the port and sold to the highest bidder, but It Is understood that they win hercarter be put Into (he service of the government. Newspapers in New Orleans aro ekeing out a miserable existence, and poverty prevails generally among all classcs. A free market (< t the poor, supported by voluntary contributions from the farmers, was iu active operation, but could not last long, becauso necessaries were not provMed as abundantly as heretofore. Soldiers' wives and children were sufficing very much for want of food, ns those men were inducod to enlist under the prom iso that their relatives should be provided for during their absence. This was causing a good deal of complaint, as the soldier's moat cheering incentive to fight is that if he falls In battle thorn whom be loves best on earth will be oared for. The rebel authorities, in order to get means to carry on their utmost warfare, also rob all who are possessed of the least Union sentiment if they have any property. One family, who resided in the South for six years, and were known to utter expressions favorable to the Union, were stripped of all the woalth which they bad amassed (which was considerable) , and sent North with but twenty dollars each in their pockets. This is the way the chivalry df New Orients treat our loyal citisens; but that city is now reaping the benefits of her nerfldy. With hor i?opIe starving, her commerce entirely rained and the avenging awn of an insulted nation over her head, ready to striko a decisive Wow, shy Is, no doebt, well and effectually r T>. PRICE TWO CENTS. puulthed. All the theatres were clcflcd,?ad little public amusement waa going on. Mr. Reynolds came entirely by rail from New Orleans. He left Uie city by tbs New Orleans and Jack ion Riilroad, and camo direct on, so tbat be bad not much opportunity of becoming acquainted with any military movements of consequence. There were M)0 rebel soldiers with him un the cars. In Memphis tb ro aro said to be thirteen regiments. At the junction of the Mobile and Obis Railroad two men were arrested oa a charge or being spies of the Union army. lYevious to crossing the State line crei y paai>t oper W relieved of all his luggage, money kc. hv un annolntod for that purpose. The olricer w^m Mr. Reynold* saw approaching him exultiugiy said, pointing to a heavy ban at his side, "It In all gold." Thin was afterwards ascertained to he nothing lets than the proceeds of wlwlcsal* robbery indicted upon Northern men. Mr. Reynolds blesses his good fortune at escaping from the rebels, and has again taken up his residence in this city, lie is among those who have suffered from the stealing propensities of the chivalry. all belougiug to him being taken. LETTER FROM MERCHANTS AND BANKERS OP THIS CITY TO THE SECRETARY OP THE NAVY. The following letter has been addressed to the Secretary of the Navy by a number of our most influential merchants and bankers, asking that Captain Shufeldt, at present Consul to Havana, be reinstated to the rank he held some time ago in the United Status Navy. Captain Shufeldt Is a person of great experience both in the navy and merchant service, and has expressed his ontlre willingness to resign bis consulship, und again enter the navy la tlie defence ol' his country. He Is at present in this city, being on leave of absence, and the parties named below have addressed the following lei tor to Secretary Welles, and hope that it will receivo a favorable reply:? To the lion. (iniBoN Wki lkh, Secretary of the Nivy:? The undersigned, merchants und bankers of this city, feeling a .loep interest iu the successful prosecution of tb? war against the rebels, and desiring tho use of every available means, and the servici6 of every faithful and energetic oillcer to be employed, learning that Captain R. \V. Shufeldt is at present in this country and willing to serve in the navy to which be fornvrly belonged, and believing him to be vory capable and zealously desirous to do what he c&n for his country in this hour of peril, respectfully ask that you will appoint him to an ollgtblo command, and give him the rank he would have occupied h.ul he remained iu tho navy. Iu this you will gratify many friends and confer a benefit upon the whole country. Prown Brothers it Co. T. B. Sattrrthwaite, Pres't Pouvert tt Co. N.Y. Mutual Insurance Oo. Chns. H. Marshall. Moses Taylor. Shepherd Knapp. Goodhuo * Co. Augustus W liiil<><lc. Urinnoll, Minturn&Co. MosesH. (irinuell, President A. A. Luw Brothers. 8 .u Mutual Insurance Co. Spotrord, Tileston fc Co. Jrhn I). Jones, President At- Youngs k Oo. luntic Mutual InaurauocCo. l>uncan, Sherman h Co. E. 1>. Morgan ii Co. New York, Sept. 6,1S61. WHO PAYS FOR BEDS AND BEDDING? TO TDK EDITOR OF TBI HERALD. Is thcro no redress? Is there no responsibility? If so, wh >rc are the unfortunate hundreds In this city to look who have supplied the different regiments with the first necessaries to assist in raising them during the flrt-l groat excitement, such as beds and bed covers? They look in vain to Quartermasters of regiments, Quartermaster of State, Quartermaster of the United States, and are turned away, saying, "We haw no authority to pay such bills." The Union Defence Committee, while their fumls held out, paid all st:ch bills, and acknowledged them Just. Is thcro not justice to be obtained any whore now? A RESIDENT OF OVER FORTY YEARS. New Yoke, Sept. 20,1861. SICK REBEL SOLDIERS AT RICHMOND. [From the Richmond Enquirer, Sept. 2.] Tho Central cars yesterday brought down one hundred and ten sick soldiers from the various divisions of our army. some of whom were on their way home to recover their health, while others were sent to tho different hospitals In the city. Whan tho al'tomoon train arrived, thero was not an ambulance or any other convcyancc at the depot to take them to their quarters. Who is repcDSiblo for this negligence? NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA. Arrival of tlie Overland Express?Orer $1,000,000 la Treasure En Route for Hew York. Octir st.vno.v Pacific Telegraph,") 170 }Ulm West or For r Kearkey , V Sept. 20, 1801.) The pony express from San Francisco, with dates to the 11th inst., passed here to-uiglit, with.the following news for tho Associated Press:? San Frakcuvo. Sept. 11,1881. Arrived 8th, shfp Panama, Liverpool; 11th, utiip Sardluion, 44 duys from Hong Kong. Sailed 7th. bark Cunstantl, for Sydney, carrying 12,000 Backs salt, copper ore and 1,000 bales wool; 8th Wyoming, on a cruise; schooner Storm Cloud, Valparaiso: 0th bark Bonafactor, for Hong Koiv, carrying Hour, wheat, 1,000 flasks of quicksilver and 1592,000 in treasure?one of the most valuable Chinoee ctrgoes over shipped hence; 10th ship Asa Eldridge, Melbourne, cargo?2,500 sacks wheat, 13,000 bush, oats, 500 sacks flour; lite ship Achillea, Sydney, with wheal, hurley and outs. Steamer Orizaba sailed ihis morning for ranama with 150 passengers and $1,000,000 in treasure: $024,000 for \ * New Y?rk ?nd $16H,oou Tor Lugluud. The heaviest thlpjiers were:? Wells, Fargo & Co $321,000 Sather & Church 111,000 Alsop & Co 100,800 B. Davidson 90,000 Parrott 80,000 Itonahue k Ralston 77,000 Seligman 63,000 Abel Grey M,000 Saclis & Co 49,000 StraufsBros 36,000 Dewitt, Kettle 4 CO 35,000 Reynolds 30,000 The following are the names of the Orizaba's cabin passengers Mrs. F. M. Adams, Col. Swords, C. S. A., and wife; t'apt. J. 0. Parke, C. S. A.: Lieut. Col. 0. T. Fostor, A. A. JUUgU, At O. nwilA] uwuu'tai; gm t?;vi , w. King, Dr. J. V. Worduian, Dr. A. llcnry Checker, R. N. Rutherford, wife and chlkl; A. W. Rose and wife, H. Smith, Mrs. A. M. Preecott, Alfred Miles, wife and child; D: J. Buck man, A. W. Cragg, U. S. N.; L. A. Moors, (J. 8. A., and wife; K, Hinc, W. Kdwards, J. A. Knock, J. A. Clan and child; Mm. H. Brown and children; Jot. Munn, A. Pratt, David W6oeter, Chas. Sjiringie, Francis Cronin, V. 8. N.; E. D. Campbell U. S. N.:fA. Wilson, U. 9. N.; L. Kriek; JoWn Hemftig; o. W. Cognac; J?8. Girard and son; R. lay, Miss Rosa; honj. F. Jacobs; Y' E. Holsinghen; L. Germain; V. M. I.inn and cliild. The following named ships have recently obtained charters from tbta port:? .ship Indiana, load of spars, Paget Sound for Spain; Pocahontas, a load of spars, Vancouver's for Ixmdon; Noonday, load of grain for London; Herald of the Morning, Loudon; Calata, Liverpool: Challenge, Hong Kong; brig Thorcsa, Hong Koug. ship Richard the Third, Chlnthas; shin Phantom, goes to PUanghM In ballast. The vessels disengaged are ships Winged Racer, David Crockett and Panama; brig Tl man da. The market Is withont change worthy of Interest. Money is easier to-day for steamers. Candles in active demand at 20c. a 21c. Isthmus butter firmer, at 18c. a 29c. Onffbe In roquest, at lO^c. for Rio. Sales of 600 bales drills at advnnood rates?quotable at lOXe. a 11c. Sheetings In market are low numbers. Cotton duck scarcc and high. Sales of 300 barrels E. k R. whiskey at 80o. Pork Arm, without sales. Lard offered at 16>(c. a 17c. Large sales wheat for export at $1 60 per 100 pounds. Barley, for New Yo^c, 86c. a87^c. Pig Iron advanced: sales 80 ton* at $65 , 20 do. at $7*, 20 do at |7ii, 10 do. at $76,10 do., to arrive, at $70. Freight has been ongaged of 6,000 gallons turpentine \ for New York. ? Tho general nows since the last express Is quite untmportiitt. Tho election returns are Incomplete by 13,000 to 16,000 votes. Standford has 62,000 votes, and the other two candidates about 27,000 each, with even chances as to which will prove the strongest in the end. - The Assembly will be strongly republican, and that party has also a large plurality In the Senate. The Hon. R. K. Dimmlck, United States District Attorney for the Southern District of California, died at Los Angelos on Sunday morning, of disease of the heart. Ed. Randolph, tho distinguished lawyer, died at San Francisco on the 7th. ST TBLBOIUrH. Sas Fsahcisco, Sept. 12.1861, via Diavokd Ssntma, \ 225 Mjlsa bim or Fort CncRomx. t Through the blsnder by the Postmasters, either at New New York, or St. Louis, or St. Joseph all letters addressed to St. Joseph, thence to be despatched for California by the Pony Express, have recently been pat in tfce overland mall and do not roach their destination till nearly a week after the Pony Express ought to have delivered them. The business oommunity is much disaffected. Tho Slave Trade. * ARREST Of A CAPTAIN FOB SLAVS TRADING. Ssrr 20.?This morning the Marshal arrested Rrastus B->othe, who is charged with voluntarily serving on board tho American bark Buckeye while she was engaged in the slave trsde, he acting as her captain. The vessel was at the time (in 1880) employed Inoonveylng 600 negroes from the coast of Africa to Cuba. The prisoner was committed for examination. iwu oaiuuu ntic mzmj mi i ctitu , iubi|vu n nu tviuuia* rily serving on board the Nightingale and the W. R. Klbby. They were committed for elimination. TQB 8LAYKR AUGUSTA COXDKHMKD. The opinion of Judge Shlpman in thia case waa filed In the United 8tatea District Court to day, condemning the bark Auguata, ber tackle, apparel and .tarnlture, for fitting out with intention to engage In the slave trace. The ownera?Meaara. Anplcton Oakcmith and others?claimed that ahe was Intended for a wballag voyage. The decision strikes a heavy blow at tba traffic, and It another in the ?eriee of successful prosecutions which the United Stales DMrlct Attorney has inatitutcd since h a appointment. Messrs. Heche, Pcan and Donehuc appeared for tho own. ers: Mr. Woodford, Auitlant Diatrkt Attorney,for Uk prceecutlon.

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