Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 25, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 25, 1861 Page 1
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!' TH WHOLE NO. 9146. THE REBELLION. T?v?v\ rttif r? 4- TVT onrc< ^Y?/\yv? JLiupux tauii iicwo uurn Missouri. THE DISASTER AT IEXINQTON. Particulars of the Battle and Sorrender of Col. Mulligan^ Army. Heroic Oemluct of the TJ n'/on Forces. Gen. Fremont About to Commence Operations in Person. Intended Invasion of Kansas by the Rebels. Vigorous War Measures of the Kentucky Legislature. Official Reports of tbe Nanl Sxpodition to Ocraooko Inlet. Grand Review of the Cavalry and Artillery ol Gen. Mcflellan's Army, fto., &c., &c. OUR SPECIAL WIBBHCM DESPATCHES. WiWiNOTtiN, Sept. 24,1861. EFFECT or THE DI8ASTER AT LEXINOTON, MO. The gallant defence of Colonel Mulligan is the theme o: Admiration among leading military men. It was not unti last nlgty, when a despatch wne reoetved from Ottoe* Fremont, that the preview report of the surrender wa folly though reluslantfy credited. Tbe tetter, whilo in forming the Department that he wm on tbo eve of mart Ing with a heavy forqp, expresses tho hopo that lie will bi able to dislodge the *cbuk from tbe position they now oo eupy at Lexington. The daopoet interest oonUmM to bi evorywbore manl/estod concerning that point. While the news from JJlasouri is unpleasant, arrange stents have been made by which tbo Kansas boys wil be* Price and retake Lexington. I AFFAIRS IK KENTUCKY. I A delegation Of Kentacktans, headod by Eton. Groci >dams, arrived to-day, and held a oonsultuth? with thi President to-night on the condition of aflMrs in that State They represent the' sentiment of tbe people to be Cor thi Union. AFFAIRS AWV0 TBE LINES OF TBE AHifV. There is no news of any movements on the part of tlx rebels against our llnee from any column in tho deinrt inent of the Potomac. The telegraph announces, at eleven o'clock to night -that everything is quiet along the Hues of the grand arm) of the Potomac. Tbo rebels arc unusually quiot, knowing that our sharpshooters are on the lookout. BRISK SKIRMISH WITH THE ENEMY. For some lime past the rebels near Munson's Hill liavi boon in the habit of having a strong picket guard nuui aik old barn. nUuirt a quarter 01 a uillv Irom mat piaee oadaboat h:?lf a mile from Bailey's Cross Roads. Fron this place tlw rebels have kept up an incersaut fire on tlu Union troops. About one week ago Lieutenant Dalilgrcn of the navy, attempted to fi?e tbe Jharn by throwing t new prqjeetlle from tho ordinary muxkel, but his at tempts failed of suooose. At dusk last night ('aptaii Brethsnyder, with a detachment of tho Second Mich ignn regiment, approached within a safe dislanco o tho barn, and by means of firing rod hot slugs a It gucoeedod In destroying the obnoxious building Tl? robe la made three several attttnjth to extinguish tin llanKv, bul were ropuleed by tlie well tWeounl niuski u; Are from tlw Michigatidors. Three Lutp- haycocks ;nkl i corn crib weyc deetroyod ut the uanxi time. Ifout of tin nemy were kitod ia tho sltirmiKh. cessation or pickst ubikh on dotti 6u>i#. Tho order of General McClollaii, prohibiting the Utttoi troops from firing on the rolnU ^kk" r?, exoept <o rei>c the assaults of the latter, la beir*; faithfully c irrtwl oitf The enemy soom to lie doeirous to imitate tho order o 4)oii. MoTlellan, and to-day 1 iwj#e wm a bcneral aivsation o the usual musketry futdinde aioiig the lines. Tin.- faet lnu bad the efldct to bring the pickets of both in ink's wltliit (leaking distunce, and to-dnj many social wmfabs tool place between Uiesoidi?ry. Captain Morse,of the MRhigat regimo&t, bad a oonvermtion with a Gufgiu captain, It which the latter staUd that lto was huppy to l?oar tha General MeClollau had issuod ll?e humaue order in rugari to firing on pickets, and bind vh.u tl> ribvte woukl recip rooate. COMMISSIONS ISSUED TO THE COUNT UK PARIS ANI THE DCC ?E OMAKTHKH. Conhnissions were to-day igtned to the O unt, <V> Parii and Due do Chart res a* aids to General MoClellan. Tlie; expressly stipulated that Itooy will reecive do compcnsa tlon for their servieee. CALL KOR VOLffcTKEltS J?oR OAKRISON KHTY. General McClellan has issued an order, calling foi Aftj volunteers from each regiment on tl?o south side of tin Potomac, to bo temporarily ?t4ivlied to the regular ser ?loe in garrisoning the forliilcati-nis of lViwhington When the force shall li&ve Ue-ji rateod it will be pu under the tuition of regular army offioori'. rAYMEKT OF TITK TROOP* I J. IIER OEN. RI0I1AR1)?)V General IMchnrdioa's brigade w ill bo paid two months pay tomorrow. It will tak? <ne hundred and fifty thousand dollars to accomplish this. One half of tin payment will be made in T>casury note*. MORE REBEL EAKTI1WOKKH GOING UP. The rebels arc throwing up earthworks Tor like purpos of fortifying Kdsell's Hill, seven xuiles from Alexandria on the line of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, an< tyo miles tbis side of Springfield fetation. There is, how ver, no large fotoe there. AADY VISITERS TO TUB REBEL WOEJCS ON MCNSON't > BILL. To-day a large number of ladies vieited the rebel worki on MunBon's Hill, ami walked the parapets with the taty froid of veterans. With powerful glasses the shade ol their dresses could be.distinguished by the Union picket1 near Bailey's Cross Roads. REVIEW OF THE CAVALRY AND ART1LLEK1" OP TEH URA.M> ARMY. One of the finest displays of cavalry and artillery over Witnessed upon tiiis continent, was male this afternoon, on the parade geounds, one Kile ea,;t of tbo capitol. There were two thousand cavalry and ?tght batteries of artillery in lino. Each battery eon ists of 6ix pieces, mtking forty-eight pleoes. About an equal proportion of thirty-two pound howitzers, Parrot rifled cannon, Jaioe?' rifled cannon, and N'apcloon guns", constituted tlx; character of the ordnance. The cavalry was under the command of 0?n. Stoneman.acd the artillery under the command of Geo. Barry, both aids to Gen. McClellan, and detailed to ths several ser\ vices named. The whole was reviewed by Maj<;r Genera' McClellan at four o'clock. The General was acoot.ipauied by Gen. Van Vloet, Quartermaster of tbo Department^ tlio Potomac; Inspector Gcnoral llarey, Capt. Sykes and Hudson, of Central MeClellan's staff, General Mansflela and staff, Oeueral Andrew I'orter and staff, Genernt Fitz. ^ , John rcrfer, General Meigs, Gcnoral Reyes, General x. [E NE Smith k General Uienkor and ri:<IT, Inclttdlfg I'rlnco Salm Saim auti tho Prince d? Joiuviilo and son 'w0 nephews. This entire party accompanied tho cotniuaud'>'4 General m tho grand review. It was witnessed by M least live thousand people, atKl was highly satisfactory to General MoClcllau, to guests and 10 the spectators 4 gone rally. j The Prince de Joinvllle, Prinoe Palm Salm and other experienoed military gentlemen Iroin tlie classic Holds of Europe, who hava witnessed many military displays In their own countries, express their admiration of the ?p. pearaoce of our men, especially ?lion they loarned how short a time they hod been mustered Into service, and do not hesitate to say that they Dover witnessed a spectacle equal to it in Europe. The olwiractcr of the ordnaueo and precision of manteuvrea of ow men elicited their enthu" i vtastic applause. The ootnpatrtes of regular cavalry on the ground, though Indifferently equipped, shMMd good drill, and the raw volunteer regiments evidenced much improvement upon their condition when brought here a uiouth since. Towards the close of display an aoculeiit or a serious clmracUT took |4aop. As the artillery was [whsing at the doable quick the Umgus of a caisson brota, throwing the artilluriiMe fraiii thoir seats and causing mvere injuries to two of then*?uamv'y, Jamos Ureou and fit. Hatlkkl.of Oompany K, Fourth artillery. KEliKI. HEMON3TKATION upon KANSAS. ' A gentleman wl*> arrived here to-day direct from Kansas, states tltfU the rebels were preparing to make a raid upon that State. They had notified the residents In the southern portion of Kansas of their intent km. They assert that they mean to bo avenged for the treatment which tlie bonier rufllaus received during ttao Kansas I difficulties. The attention of the government has been culled to tliis mattor, and the proper steps will betaken by the Department of tho ^est in the premises. the ARMY. Captain Jenkins has boon assigned to tho Quarter master's Department, under General Andoraon, and Major ' Allen to n similar position under General Fremont. Captain Ingalta will, for tin present, remain with the army of the Potomac,although it wan understood several days ago tic was to be transferred to General Fremont's command. The young man who eame here and stated that the rebel army is well supplied with shoes, which everybody lie nice who know tho facts, has been appointed a lieutenant in the army (or such information, which act creates a (loop fueling of indignation here. , AHMY OFFICERS BONDS. The War Department has determined to vacate the offices of all quartermasters, commissaries and other oflloers who fail to respond promptly by filing their bonds and presenting themselves for active sorvioc. OONPULAK APPOlWTMKW. Jasper Smith, of the State Department, has been ap pointed ftonsul to Porto Rioo, in tho place of James 0 Derby, recently appointed, who takes the place In tho * State Department vacated by Smith. IMPORTANT NOTICE HE8FECTING THE PACIFIC MAILS, r Tito following important orders have been IssuchI from I tho Post Ofl'we De|*irtmciit?? 1 Fir a?Tlmt no newspapers or other printed matter 9 be admitted into the letter pouches destined to the Pacific coast, letters exclusively being placed therein. S?*ntk?'That separate bags be appropriated exclusively to newspapers destined to tho Pucillc coast, excluding all 2 other in inted matter. Third?That sticb letter pouches and newspaper bags be forwarded to California us ne-al by the overland route. 8 fburW??All other printed matter of every kind destined to the Paelfic oonst must be sent in bags to the New York offtue, there to he dolivorcd to the agents of the Overland Mail Company. ' Fifth?Post masters a*e requested to comply careftilly with these ortters until further notice, any neglect therein to bo immediately roportod to the Appointment Office. By order of the Postmaster General. > J.VO. A. KASSON, j First Assistant Postmaster General. INCREASED KAILROAD FACILITIES. ) 1h9 project of a double track air line railroad from this city to Annapolis hi extensively canvassed here. Tho regiments of thw (fivenimcnt at present exceed the : canity of tho Washington branch of the Halt imoro and Ohto Railroad, and It u%rgw4 tUat a double track can lie 1-tecod between licro Sfi$ Annftfolis for about the cost of , Knottier track to EtUtUn6ty, tmjl there would thus be tcr cured another avenue for thd iranspor tat ion of troops and munitions of war, conveniently to the groat cilIrs of tho North by way of tlw Chesapeake Bay or Havre ile Grnci" or tho railroad and canal across from the Delaware to the i Chesapeake. r rKKVENTION OP CRUELTY TO HORSES. , The humanity of General JfoClollan was exhibite 1 to i (lay, in ordering nantiiicls to bo ]>)? d upon Pennsylva s nia avenue, to put a stop to the cruelly rapid riding of , horses by officers and sokliors through the streets. ^ ONE OK GENERAL. M'CLELLAN'8 AIDS. Hon. William McKee Dunn, of Indiana, who has been ? accepted as a Volunteer Aid ou the staff of General KoClollan, wall bo remembered as the hero of tl>o affair f of h inor with Mr. Bust, of Arkansas, winter before last, I i in which lite Arkar.saslan was compelled to back down b'foro the cool and determined representative from s Indiana. Colonel I>unn is a Ketituckiuii by birth. ' REMOVAL OF Ql* All TERM AST Efc '.S ASSISTANT?. 1 The Quartermaster's Department is narrowly watching ? tin conduct of all persons employed in the administration of its affairs, and within tho present week several re- j moval.-> have taken ploac, in order to lie satisfactory > service Ivy other appointments. 1 KFFBCT OF INJUDICIOUS MILITARY APPOINTMENTS. Tlie appointment of old worn ont political hacks to milif tary positions by the (Kiverncrs of some of the States is f not only doing great injury to the volunteer service, and 5 impairing to a groat extent the efficiency of our army, 1 bnt it retards (lie filling up of regiments and I ho preparac tion of the troops required for a vigorous prosocution of 1 tlic war. There is much complaint in this respect, atxi 1 not without cause. There arc few instances in which' 1 men appointed to military positions Tor political confide 1 rations have not proved unfit for the sortie* to which they were assigned. , NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE. kokir-r- Moxrck. f-'ejit. 23, > Via Baltimore, Si>pt. 24,1861. / Boss Winans, having taken tho (>ath of allegiance, was this morning released, and will tonight accompany his son to Baltimore. The other prisoners aro still in close confinement. (lomnuxWire Stringliam was to-day relieved by Captain ' Goldf bo rough, and will proceed to-night to Washington. ? j Colonel De Russey leaves Old l'oiut to-day to assuino | forthwith tike command of tho Engineer Department in ; California. He has long been in charge of that depart ' | ment at Old Point, and the removal of no officer since the ' beginning of the rebellion lias caused so general a feeling i of regret. He ie suocaodod by Capt. Stewart, a most e(H clout officer. i For throe days in succession a (lag of truce has gone to ' Norfolk for the accommodation of a few ladies; meanwhile t*AO have arrived from Norfolk on a similar errand. j ? THE NINTH MAINE REGIMENT EN ROUTE. > Boston, Sopt. 24,1801. I Tho Ninth Maine regiment passed through here this af terni>on en route for Washington. , MOVEMENTS OF GENERAL RUTLER. ro?T!.Ajio, Me., Sept.24,1841. | I Major General Butler arrived here this afternoon, and , by invitation of the Mayor this evening lie addressed > the "biggest" and most enthusiastic crowd ever packed : i intc our City Hall. He leaves for Augusta to morrow. TILE NATIONAL LOAN IN PHILADELPHIA. I'MMDELTHIA. >*ept. 24. 1861. The subscription to the National loan amounts.! in $84,000 at Jay, Cooke Ji Co. 'b jo day. THE ItBPUHLICAN STATE CENTRAL COM- j MITTEE. Albasy, Sept. 24,1861. The Repullicnn State Centra! Committee met at tho ' Delavan Hoiim today. The attendance was good. Tho ! following offloors were iinonimoofllyelected for tho year:? Chairman, Simeon Draper; Secretary, Juines Torwilliger; j Treasurer. Isaac Sherman. The following resolutions wer(M:nauimonsly adopted:? Pesolvpd, Hint In u'io opinion of tl?la committee. at leant five hundred thousand .men ahoitld V* enrolled for tbe war a'the earliest possible day, and th it fhl? Stat? should furnish at least one hundred thousand of-that rtomlwr. Resolved, That the Executive Comm.Vlee 1m- instructed to adopt the most vigorous measures for nubile meetings, through tbe pieas and otherwise, to arou.V! the jmople to the importance of supporting the government with men and money In the present emergency. Resolved, That we earnest!?" recommend to the general government the propriety of giving to each TOlnnteer hereafter enlisted either twenty dollars of tho bonntT promised to t i.hesoldlcr at tJio termination ot the war, or on? "OOntii'ipiy In ^vaoie at the tints of bis tnlipting, J W YO NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY NEWS FROM OEM. BUNKS' ARMY. Kabwwtowh, Mil., Bept. a?. Iftfll. a A Irftjfi.ttl oosurronco transpired near Ihitt villa#* vtstenlay, Id the Pennsylvania Korly-slith regiment, (Xilonel Knipp, on tlioir w*jr to join lienor*' Hanka' column. In the regiment It a company composed principally of Uiahmaa, who liave given the commundor much troubto. WUeu near Muddy run two of the men got engaged in a Qgfct, and one of then), uam<xl ],.iimluin, of Company I, a very bad character, vra*, by order of Major ^ Arnoui u. Lewis, tie<i to (.no roar or a nag?i#c wi??hi. Aft or proceeding about a into K wu reported to M?\)or I/owls that Uuiuhun wan at tar#* with a loaded gun in hia hand. The Major, oooompanled by APhiwUirit Surgeon W. Clias. lingers, rode towards lAuaham and ordered hun to V give apthc gnn. lanalian rvfueed.awl whiks tlxs Mnjor nam w tn the act of gelling olf hta horao k> enforce tho order_ 111 I<aualiaii retroatod a tow step*. took delllierato ulm. and shot the Major in the back with a ball ntxl lhr<? buckshot. The lattor foil and expired In three mlmiteewlth- " out uttering a word. I;inahan w.ia Boourod . and tho body | of the unfortunate oflloor wan placed lu a wa??on and '1 guarded to Uw camp. Lanahnn ie now to the haixte of the Provost Marshal, and will bo trkxl by a drum lie.ul oourt proliably to day. The murderer Is a rcsiJent of Scrag ton, Pa. " Miyor Uww was thirty-two years of age, was married tr about a your ago,^and k<avos a wl low, but no children. Ilo servod iu tho Mexican war, and on thfi (l1 breaking out of tl?e present rel>ollion w:# e litmg tho the Catasaspia (Lehigh eounty) lltrahI, which occupation 1,1 ho resigned to outer the army, lie wa? Nearly belovod by the whole regiment, and his doath hangs lilie a pall ^ upon the sprits of hn- a*s<xiut?s. Yesterday morning (Vjlonel Us Ihto, of the New York Thirty-fourth, keeping guard on lh' Potomac, discovered i a body of robol oavalry on the opposite shore, part ially 1 oonoeajtxl by troes. From various movements it was sup- j tl po.-od that tliey were in considerable force, and that thoy j meditated constructiag some ofli\u8lvo works th *r?. ' ? .About noon lio oommcneod throwing shells from a point too far distant to produce much ellbot. Clianging tl* position he threw several shells iuto their midst, scattering them in every direction. This oocurrod at tlie mouth of the Seneca river. ^ TJio Massachusetts Twelfth, Colonel Webster, luw r? tl cently taken a jiosition wlrlch relieves the New Ytnk ^ Thirty-fourth of a portion of tho arduous duty of guard ing nine miles of the river line. r( During tlx- shelling to-day one of the rebcta, by the aid i g| of glasses, was discovered to have on a uniform of the c| Thirty-fourth, belonging, it is suppoaod, to one of lim R| killed or captured soouts win ventured across tho rhrer last wook. ty Contimml ill health has eompelted Coiom-1 Sewaed, of the New York Nineteenth, lo resign, and ho leaves (Or |, his home to-day. ^ The following nominations by tho ballot of tin eom- (1 missioned otlkxTs of the regiment liave btasn sent to Oovernor Morgan, and thwir commissions will probably be G1 reccrscd this woelu?For Gutoael, (hptnia Cbarlss H. ?( Stewart, of Company O; for Major, (hptaiu Solomon (Hies, w of rtnnpany H. Tho lie v. Ilenry Fowler, Chaplffin of tho roglment, having resigned, the Hev. f>r. doit, of Drtdoi w port, Oonoecticut, has Ixjen appotntaWTIn hfc; pla?fc Much to the regret of tho oflloers of tlic First brkVmo (1( re|Mirtfc are current that Colonel ilidilk', Hrm?(k> (tun mander, with his Buckeye roglment, ar*< to lw tMneferwxl qt totienoral Me,Call'a division, near Washington. 0j Tn viflw of the nroltahh' w,:t.n it v nn?l )^rh nrwyq nf f.w?i tho coining winter, tt is suggested the Maryland b farmers along tin line of the Potomac would adv.woe tltair own interests by felling tho usekm trees of ittoir w forests on tho tirst fall of tho loaves, Instead of dclaying lliat work nntil winter. ^ Winter blankets and new tents tn being hmittl to w several of the regiments in vlow of the approaching sold wc.ither. Saturday night was very eoliJ, and the farmer* bi prodict early frosts in this region. OUR DARXE3T0WN CORRESPONDENCE. 11 PAHKfrToWN, U'l. . t> pt. "J, 1S41. JfoMMtnU of Troopy? Vvfourult'l )\'.tH?/n?.V*rJ<r of w Cttptain Hfti'lrrsrn, itr., iCr. There have boon a few changes in tho locnHtcnof r<gl. ments tn this division lately. all of which have haen at tended with rumors of n more or ) ** - in tlliig elinrwfr. af U has b.'en roporto.1 lliat Johualou had crossed somewhere bolow, with n lirge force, aim ?t Kicked an uinmn- CI nition mid supp'y ttuin, w ith the intcmion of blow uig up ?/! the former, and then beating a lusty ret rat to I 'm I'ir. I gltiiushrnc. 'lb., e rumors w ure. of ( uise, iinf?>miiled in ' ! fact: lei a midnight chang-et Hi' [ o-itioi, of the -'econd l"i'vauia gimnt. t' Vmi l Mann, and the Twelfth h< Massachusetts, (Moi d Webster, gnvo seme color to tho ? J report* Tlsire an rea'ly no serious H|iorche<i8jons enI lorlalnc.l of an invasion of Maryland by tlie p tx l forces. ! especially ?iw? tt prompt and cnorgvttc notipn of tv m j government tn arresting and placing In safe custody tike i obnoxious mumbcrs of the I<cgl-Utfuro ut Frederick on Tueedry last. We have reliable report#-' from tl* Virginia skir, furnishing some information relative to (lie shooting or (Tap jt tain Henderson. of the Virginia lluinc Guard, by a pri- ^ vale, named Killer, a rclathe of tl?e Hon. Mr. Uicas, formorly a member ot (Vji gi +s. Tho latest iDtelli^i nOe ffl (Thursday. 19tlt inst.) I* i < aptaln Hcndcrsen hart U died, and tlwu Miller was on tnal by Court MartiaK We further heir through tho same so.irec time the rebel force. s< n.i 3,000 strong, had move) from Winches'. ol tcr toward* Manassas-. ? NEWS FROM KENTUCKY. 1 b I/hisyiluv Sept. 23,1961. w Captain (Jlbson and tho four minsing |ftckoth liavc r?Rirnod to the oamp ae Halt River. I a' The City I wis parsed a resolution sfllrmltig On- h | ncral Andersons appointment of a Provost Matshol, and l) j another roqnesting the citizens to close their hunino* c ai lour u cnx:? every ariecDU D, io atKrw time r< ponple to drill. <1 General Nelson, who founded Damp r** Bohinmn, )ms U gono to Muysvillp U> start n tvew ramp fi?r volunteer*. 8 The same paper hkvr that a lieutenant of Buckner's c army wan arrested at Oldham on Sunday as a spy. I' ANOTHER PROCLAMATION FROM GBNERAL [ ANDERSON, ETC. fi IiOtnmu, Sept. U4,1801. J General Anderson has l?suod a proclamation saying that i n do Keiitwkian will bo arrested who remains at home at $ tending to his busim**; wlto does not tako part by acting jj aa a spy agaiust the general or State government,or doos n not ht'Kl oorrespond^co with or give aid to our enemies'. [ ri Rumors prevail of the burning of the Nashville and ! i, I/)tiisvilhJ Railroad at Nohn, fifty-four miles South c<' ! ? j here, and that no r<bel troo|*< are north of that plane. | Our pickets aro said to lie ten miles south of Klifciboth- i tj town. Two officers and flvo privates of General Ruck- 0 ner 's eommand were arrested near Hi?l>olhloWn by a ' part of t;<-'>oral Rosocrnns' command and brought hare u here to-day. They are supposed to be spies. i The Dmivval publishes a letter from 8. B. Burkner to /, James Guthrie, proposing that Guthrie continue the man- 7 agement of (he portion of the l.ouisvillo nnd Nashville Railroad under U?e iuliuence of the forces under Buekner's ' ^ command, nu I if this tdiould be declined Burkner pro- ! pos's iranaferr ng tho rolling stock to such agents as may j A be appointed by th<; ceuutiea through which tho road 81 pawn". | Many Uni'.n men of this city are much disturbed that j q the rebels have nearly consumed the eatables of the State j of Virginia au<l will tako advantage of tho uninterrupted j ^ railroad comtn .nicuti.'ii from Richmond to Nolin,Ken- H tueky, and come and devour the eatables of Kentucky during tho cusuii.g autumn. ^ v? ah. iiiciaouuu' ur jur^ i uviv J iyCiUlS- | LATURE. E Kra.ykfqrt, Sept. 23,1861. Tho House bill passed. 1>y :i vote of sixty two to flfteon, % authorizing the Military Hoard to borrow ono million dol lars, in addition to a million authorized May 24, on the State bonds, payable in ten years, and establishing a tax of five per cent on $100 to pry the b?n<ie atid interest? the said sum to be appropriated to the dcfcnco of tho State. The bill reorganizes tho Military Board, making it to 0 consist of Peter Dudley, Samuel (.ill, George T. Wood, K. H. Taylor and John B. Temple. A resolution was offered and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, asking Governor Magoffin whether tie invasion of Kentucky by General Buckner been made upon any consultation , advice or recommendation ' of any person connected with the executive department of the State. ?he Senate resolution was adopted that a committeoof ? two from the Benate and ono from the Honso be apjiointed to inquiro by what authority and under what charges members ot tho General Assembly have been, :? reported, 01 arrested at llurrodtiburg. R1L H "^1 ' *" 1 , SEPTEMBER 25, 1861. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. ffitlal Report of the Defeat at LexingtonDetails of the Siege and Surrender -Heroic Conduct of tbe Colon Troop*? ?n. Fremont In the Field, te?j bti) lie* FFICIAL DESPATCH FROM MAJOR GENERAL FREMONT. WAsur?<fb?K, Sept. 34,1801. Tta* following despatch was received at tiie Wnr l>etrtmunl Uiis morning from tlio hoadqtertora of tho oetoro Military IK'pariment. It follows tlie wmrnnic?nut by General Fremont of tUo full of Lexington >"Sr. Iiopc, Sept. 23,1M1. "Muthing since my deaputcb tbia moruint) annouw-intf w surrender ?i ij'xmgton, "Our loss is thirty-nino klllfil and ono hundred and venty woundod. The loss of tku enemy is fourteen ndrcd ki)!?n and woundod. "Our noncommissioned offloers and prtvatna wore vorn not to boar arms agaiuBt the rebels, and ruloasod. M ootuniiBcVnnod officers are hoH as prisoners. Our oops are gathering around the enemy. "I will sond you from the field rnoro details tn a few ?y*." The above Ik from the highest authority In tlio De|>uri iciK of the NVett. That General Fremont had taken tl>e :ld, at the head oC a ttmng force, thero is no doubt. ETAILS OF THE BATTLE AND SURRENDER. Hi'imon, Mo. , Sopt. 23,1861 Tl?e foltowing account of Out siegu of I/oxlngton Is furnihod to the St. touts Jtr/itMiau* by ilenry Tkadburn, w of Col. M.iltigau's soldlors, who left Lexington on Sa inlay morning:? Tho fort w? surrendered on Friday afternoon. Tlio

ien fought for fifty-nino hours without water, and l>a I ilv three barrels of vinegar k> quench their thirst. [Hiring all that timo thoro wore no springs or wolls of ator In the camp ground, as has been stated. T1m> sup ly of wafer was entirely from tlio river. TIioks wot* reastworks all around the camp, with tho exoepUon of ie portion next the river. It was here that the har<k?t Kliting took plane. Tin1 rebels procured a large number of hornp bales ami >llod them in advanco.'and under tliolr ?wr gradually louoodod In scouring a position iu the roar. Tliey then :it off tike supply of water, and had Uk fort completely irroundod. They made but few charges upon the breastwork* uring tho entire akige. Their object summed to bo tn irround the fort and cut off the supply of water, and, living succeeded iu this, they waited until Oo'o iel Mulk-iui was comiM(ll?d to yield to a fnn mora terribk) than jc 27,000 rebels who surrounded h'rn. l>evions to his surrender he offerod to take a position i a level spot of ground and give Goneral 1'rkw tho o lds ' lour to one in a fair and open tight; but no attention as paid to It. After the surrender the rebels mounted the breast ttrics Him vmiiwi uiao wim juj iuio ueiiRm. ^s noon as tho surrender t<iok pla?n,thc rebels took >wn tho Union Hag and trailed it in tlii duM. An immenso amount of gold, sopped to be aboiit a uirfcr or a million of dollar*, fell Into tho possession ' the rebel*. It was taken from the banks ami bued by Col. Mulligan in tbo camp ({round some time ago ut the rebel* speedily discovered and miparttwd U. Col. Mulligan whpt like a cbikl when be found himself jmpolto I to surrender. Tho morning after tbo surrender (ho m"n were all rensod on parolo and furriod across the river. The officers c?e retained. T1k> loss of the r?bels w not known, but it is thought to ? not less than a thousand killed and woundod. The flrpt attack of tho rebels [(roved more disastrous to M>m than the long siege which followed. For a day or two previous to the last attack tlvy wore igngod In burying their dead. NAMES OF THE KILLED AT LEXINGTON. QenOT, Iil. , Sept. 24.1ML The list of killed at Lexington, so far as ascertained, Is i follows.? PIUVATBf. iark s W. White, C. Schovllle, imucl (J. Hannah, John Hurley, m. H. MrOonald, Daniel Shely. , rus K. Trego. lhene all belong to the First Illinois cavalry. Their irxcH and all their arms were retained by General Ico. Communication with General l'rentlss is still cut o(T, nuing naving oeeu maru irom nun since yesieraay. THE SIEGE OF LEXINGTON, MISSOURI. Hie siege of Lexington is over. According to the \ ag ie iTiiora wo have received, it commenced on Putun'ay, 'pi. 14,1R01, on which day the rolicl Genoral, I'rino, inrtnod Aotlng General Mulligan, the commandant of the nion works, that be would give htm till Monday after x>n to surrender or take tho alternative of b:ittk>. T-ia >ject thai Gen. Prtcc had in delaying the attack upon H>c orks was not so much for Die purpose ofgrvingtl? nlon triipfl a chaneo to surrender as to mable ten. Raim nd his rebel forocp, together with a number of sinallci tidies of marauder* under Martin Green and othcrB, all ol bom were marching from various snurcoB, ?o Jolr im. Thus wc find that I'ri?e's forces were onlaigod; foi t tlus eommonoeraoct of tho si(*e ho is sa*l to hav< ad but 8,000 men. wbrto in later reports the numlwr btu oen increase*! gradually to 17,000, and one report h.v ven a higher Crtimato of the strength of IU nlicta. However, on this part of tho question nothing etlnito could he ascertained; hiit one thing I;-very <*r sin, tliat tbc number of tho rebels exoceded that of th< allant defenders by mnny thousands. Tho Union foroi :<nsi*ted of about a,600 inon, as follows*?Col. Mulligan': rish brigade, from Chicago?alniut 1.000 men; Col. Mar hall's Irish regiment, Illinois cavalry, about 800 men apt. Graham's Illinois cavalry, al?out 100 men; Hoiik Hards under Lieut. Onl. White; Homo Guards unde Jcut. Col. Given; Wright's Homo Guurds, 10 lountod men; Onl. 1'oabody's rogiment of Home Guards 00 strong, with two pieces of artillery, and Majoi locker's Home t.'iarV. On Monday, Sept. 10, thi ttack commenced anii with this small force Acting Gene si Mulligan kept h ick for a whole we<lc Gen. Price's re el trooi>s, reputeo 1 fvveral assault* upon tho works, ever ifwle a sortie and charged upon the rebel soldiers, am ad only at last surrendered from the agonizing effects ol airst, caused by the supply of water giving out, and nr Importunity exisMng for obtaining a replenishment thereof We give the names of the gallant defenders, as far ;it Ijey have been ascertained:? COMMANDANT OF TTtE PORT. frrtNO Urkiaoiih Gknkkai Colokkl Jas. A. Mi i.utu.v W BNTY-TUIRD KKOtMKNT ILMNOJS VOLUNTEERS, IRISH BRIGADE. oloael Jaiiyr A. Mulligan. ietitenant Colonel lames Quirk. [ajor Charles E. Moore, djutant lames F. Cosgrove. urgoon W. D. Winer. ssistant^urSeon Silas J. I/y>. haptain Rev. Thaddeus A. Butler. nartermoster Tlios I. Rae. prgonnt MnJor W. K. Lynch. uurtermaslcr Sergeant... .D. M. Waul. ominlssflry Sergeant C. M. Hurlburf. IWflUI 8WMM Michael LutR. CO MP AMY A, XKW JACKSON Ut-'/k!> Captain. Jnbn UcDormott; Lieutenants, 1\ McDonnott, rown and (brevet) John Daily. COMPANY B, MONTGOMERY WARD. Captain, Michael (ileason; Lieutenant*, D. W. Quirk, d. Muiray and P. Mcfiinnis. company c, OI.D jackwln oraw>. Captain, Francis McMurray: Lieutenants, P. Hlggios, obcrt Adams, Jr., and J. D. Gil I man. < OMl'AN Y n, EAKI R1IXM>. Captain, S. A. Sltnlson; Lieutenants, F. D. McLane, ames E. Hudson and S. I>. Twtootte. COMPANY *, OGPKN GUARD. Captain, F. K. Holburd; Lieutenants, G. D. Keilogg, n. Mfce and Lewis Yato*. company p, roroi as (h ard. Captain,.P. p. Mortarty; Lieutenants, Collins and 'Kane, i COMPANY CI, O'MAnONY RITtMS. Captain, John C. Phillips; Lieutenants, Hyms, M. Wal co uud C. P. McCulre. company n, city (icaro. , Captain, Charles Coffcy; Lieutenants, P. Hlckey, Thomas Kae and James Hume. COMPANY I, fniri.KS OfARl), NO. i. Captain, James Fitzgerald; Lieutci.ants, 1'. L. Stanley, Ryan and James Qulnn. company k. snm-na guard, no. n. Captain, Daniel Quirk; Lieutenants, James II. Lane, *"en Cunningham and Stoward Allen. The entire regiment was muttered la Chicago, with I he ERAI exception of Company 11, which was fornvnt in Ottaw*, on 111. Whi n the regiment left the former place, tltf) follow ^ lng rema n were impended to the report of their ilopar- mi turei? ] Tlko oflkers of this regiment comprlie many trwn of j* much military experience, and several or tliem aro al*o ''' graduates of West Point. The entire corps is an exceed- ?" icgly interesting and sturdy one, comprised of RUlworth ''' and enthusiastic men. Wo never expsot to lieur of their 10 retreating. FIRST ILLINOIS OAVALRY?SIX COMPANIES. Colonel Thomas A. Marshall. 1.leu tenant Coloool ? Day. fl? Major ? ?? ' (tlMI'AKlKS. Loomis Dragoons Cliptain McNulta. foi Guliatin County Dragoons .... Captain Foster. Yates Dragoons Captain Dbrnap. . Warren County Dragoons Captain Hnrdiaf. Knox County f)ragooi'g? Captain Mnith. q Kane Oounty Dragoons Captain UurchML The remainder of tho companies (four in mitnbec) aro ci ^located iu various other places, Captain Barker'scotniway Ju of Chicago dragoons being appointed as a cnralry escort ^ *o General MoClellun. Ai INDEPENDENT ILLINOIS CAVALRY COMPANY. J* Oiptain., Graham. **' HOME Ot'AltD. At ItifaiUry. nattahon unilor l.lcut. Colonel Whlto" " I.iont. Colonel Given. " " M.ilor Hocker. Rogimwut " Colonel I'eabotfy. Cavalry. Squadron. Major Beckor. SHORT W INSCRIPTION OP LEXINGTON. The painful siinp'uso attending tho anxiety for new.* from Lexington, Missouri, in greatly enltaucod by a consideration of tho size and wealth of tlai plooo, and its Importanoc as a strategic point, 'lite population of Idling fp] ton and vicinity was mails up of tlie host class of th? < early emigrants from Kentucky to Missouri, U generally 1 wealthy, aud probably mow refined than that of any j other nor (ion of tho Stale, oaocptlng St. Ivonin. Tho oar. i ly settlers In thut region wore attracted by tlio similarity j of much of the country to that Edon of Kontuckians 1 | about Lixington, Kentucky, ami they not onfy made their ij.j ! selections of land aocording to the standard of old Fay. otte, but carried th> analogy to the miming of tins county , and principal town of their location In Missouri. The clly of Lexington in about one hundred a'td twenty mile* from JbIR'WW City, awl contains probably twelve ^ thousand inhabitant*. It ia Bituatod ou a high, rocky yr bluff, which thorc h?K Itn oourse on tlio Mouth Bide of tl? ^ Missouri river, ami whktii slopeg almost precipitously ... directly down to tho Iwvl of the rlrer, making a very steep ascent from the landing up into tho city. From I'u tlie roar of ttio city the (ami rooedos slightly in alternate ah BiKHywkms of beautiful prairie and choleo timlicr, and m . welloeoapied by finely cultivated farms, yielding a ftm * rate support to this hitherto thriving plooc. ]x>xi(igton w< has formerly had an active train with tlw caravans of im Santa Fo and the Croat Salt like. Tim great emigration to California which litus passed through Urn county for several year.-, jmst, has furnished a market for grain, catUe anil horse* at very high prices. Kx tensive bods of coal are found on tho river banks here. Tho surrender of tho city, with its beautiful re?t lencos, to the wanton deviltry of tl? rebels, ? a nerlmw . calamity. It is a prtao which has doubtless stimulated tho rebel* to their rnoet desperate oflbris tc> obtain. f In) THE SITUATION AX LEXINGTON. ?* *HK TWO TOWNS Aft} JpyifiHITlOK OF OOL. NUL- k>, LIUAN% rorTOIOATIOW. A [Fr om tho St. 1/mW Democrat.'] Tlie following is a diagram of the position of tlio city of Iiexington, Mo., which win surrendered lo an overpower- ta ing rebel force, under Sterling Price, on Ft iday, tho 20th . lust., by Oul. Mulligan :? th Wat. ' ~ j i T New > < | Lexington, i'. 1 & I?,?^>1 1 ^ 1 H ^ * Mulligan's *> g1 P- V I r Nurgm' [ > "> I ^ l'ortilkatiuns ^, ++ J> ? ' I ttoinloroo- j. a. pt J \ };. - ? s jig mM?' | " ,u 4>^ re J!' I M ' s T Old i S cr j Loxingtoti. >< < ^ 1 ] to East. Mi The boats, ns shown above, were old ferry boals, and "" were seizod by the rebels. ev Tlio general direction of the Missouri rlvor at tho cltv of wi Loxington is from west t,> east,as is marked, the city j, lying on tho south bank. OM Lexington Is tho early set- ^ tlement, situated back on tho bill. It has li/on su|>ersed(?l by New I/>sliigton, farther up thoriver, where the steam a t beat landing now is. Kcw I>exlngt< n is (lie main city. j c0 There aie scattering houses along ti?e blulf between tlvi i two, ami both art* now united under the name of J/'xieg- j ton. I pc , ! Lnionci timi gins loriiiif/ii tons were imwcn (no I wo tj, | locations, consisting <if ln'.'.vy earthworks, un li'il to ; height, Willi u ditch of elirht feet in width. Tin s i illcations surrounded a college building, wliji liwas ?>? ?! ?s t)i ( quarters fur tlio I'nkin soldiers, nnd hn?l been ,-treng'h t|j i enod to resist ?n artil'ory atttu-k ' Hk llnxiof flie I'orti : Itivitiiiiiu wore extensive ami were cujmble of containing a force of 10,000 men. 001 | Tlie main lx?dy of the army of Oeiioriit Prioo j,;j j locatxl at 0'id I>>xingu>n, from wliicli point a' ' tf?e attack wkH mailo. though (h' ft rl was n-""Hiteri on ail \v I rules. The occupants of tho fort had a skirmk-h cm i Thursday of last work with a party of ri l.i jp, not, Ik w 1U ever, under Price at th$ time, wh > sheltered t.h''tiiiie!v?? xbehind the houses in Old L/ixhirtun. To <l> prive th m of j ,n this advantage, the nkt town wa* afterv.nrdF shelled and pi, burnt, by order of Colonel Mulligan. N< w I*xlngton, or ' ri? | I/exington proper, was in ixigsessioii ot lite relict, hut t K. tlte city was not the theatre of conflict. O'luw^ Ibiili gnn oould easily have shelled and d&stroyed it, but this. t j,t of course, ho would not do. 1 The line of the fortifications rim down to Or? rlvor )l( bind', mid from tlM bluff to t Ik- water* e.l>(e tli : ? is ft m wi?le, slielvlng beach. The boats re|>orted to 1*' eapturod j(1 laid at tlx- water's edge, within the diroe't<Mol the 1 c, linos of the fort, and on this boach is wl.erc a severe u struggle ensuod on Tuesday hr the possession of the boats. ., Colonel Mulligan's foroc consisted of his own roglnw-M, ? Colonel Marshall's cavalry rcgiraent, and Peabody's com ,, maud of about six hundred Home Guards and Kan-is K trooiis, tho whole amounting to from 2,SOO to 3,000 in " . As to their supplies of provisions and ummunutoa little ; was known. ! n General Price's strength is not ascertained, but may 1>? ? 8 piit down anywhere between fifteen nnd thirty thoi t| men. He bad plenty of artillery, but wiis short of pow- j ,, der and shot, for he hod had no adeijuato stores to draw j, u|>on since (lie Spriugfield battle. 1 REBEL ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE AT d r LEXINGTON., Mo., Sept. 23.18m1. ! Despatches were read on Thursday last at Spring tl?dd a: ' to tbo rebels that Col. Mulligan had surrendered without ' a gua being fired, taking twenty-one pieces of artillery, six thousand stand of arms and four thousand pi inciters, t. and Booneville was also taken, and Gen. Trice was min h- ,j ing on Jefferson City. This Is tho way recruits for tho p rebel army are got. a: FEARS ENTERTAINED OF THE SAFETY" OF tl GENERAL PRENTISS. i* ! 8 Chicago, .Sept. ?4,1861. | p a special despatch to the Tribune, dated Qulncy, 1111- N DOis, September 23, says:? ! J'j General Prentiss has a?sumod command of North Mis c< souri.and started west yesterday. He is now west of b. Book field and cut off by tho rebels, supposed to be a J?, part of General Price's foroe. w Great fears are entertained that ho will be capturod. I" Report* am rife that a body of 3,000 or 4,000 rebe't are marchlog on St. Joseph. An attack i-s ox pec tfxl thcro | si to morrow. ' ta tl MEETING IN FAVOR OF MAJOR GENERAL FREMONT. " iRo.vroir, No., Sept. 21, 1801. w At a meeting of the commissioned offlccrB of the Twen ^ ty first Illinois regiment of United States Volunteers, to called together for the purpose of giving un expression of th their feelings in regard to the courso of Major General John P. Fremont, Ooluoel J. W. S. Alexander was cailod fl? to the chair. tie The following report of the CommiUoo on Resolutions was unanimously adopted:? ty Whereas, wo view with rogret the efforts being male to th bring about the removal of Major General Fremont; and believing that his removal would endanger If not dontroy q tlic magulflecnt army organized by and now under his command, and thus not only greatly weakon the power of the government, but groatly encourago tlie leaders of the 1 rebellion In their effort* to destroy tho republic, there- j,y foro Resolved, That w John C. Fremont wo recognise not ow 4 53. PRICE TWO CENTS. ly a great military chieftain bot a true patriot, wh<v >11 knows courage, unrivalled gi nluo and Indomitable ei-gy have markod blm out as tho mnn to organize il snoccfgfiilly c ommand tho army of tlii> Went. Roaolvod, That wo uuhi Hitntln^ly endonrn ilio cot rse ing pursued liv Major General Fremont in th<> Military pni'tmont of tijo West, and that w?> will not, under any cmmitancefl, countenance tho efforts now being mad# remove him, but will, nt all tfm< s, do ull m our power !>i twin us consmnmauon. \ GENERAL FREMONT'S STAFF. We hftvo intelligence that General Fremont took the I'l on Monday last at the head of his troops, and that ho (1 called in the aid of all tho members of bis stuff1. Tint lowing nro tholr names and rank'? ilef of Staff. Rrigadlor General A. Asboth. islstant Adjutant General..Captain Cbauncey McKeevor. lit'ySec. and Aid-do Camp.Colonel J. H. lCuton. iief To|x>graph'l Enginoer. .Colonel John Fiuia. ilef of Ordnanoo .Colonel Gustavo Wiagner. iief of Artillery T.ii ut. Colonel .lames rotten. idge Advocate Major K M. Curwin. vision Surgeon doctor T. Telkumpf. sistuut Suriaion IVtctor John Cooper. 1. Asst. Q. if. General Drift. General J. McK instry. puty Paymaster General.. I,lent. ColonelT. I'. Andrews. mnuuider of IIo<ly G uird.. M^jor CharlesZagonyl. Director Captain A. Wal lauor. d de-Camp Colonel A. Albert. " Cnhiuel Gustave K<erncr. " .Colonel J. 1*. C. Schenck. " Colonel Owen Lnvojoy. " Colonel John A. Giirley. " Colonel J. C. Woods. " Major James W. Snvago. " Major Frank J. While. " Mn)or William Iiorsbolmer. " M.ijor H. Hainmlug. " Ma,jor B. Knsh 1'1'imley. " Ca| tain J. K. Howard. " ...Captain Loonidns Haskell. " Captain Joseph Romiuyfy. Tho Fpocial duties assigned to tho aids do camp are as llowsi? Colonel Albert. Adlatiis to Chief of ?tuff Colonel Woods, Director of Transportation. Major Savage, Military Registrator aud Kxpoditor. Major Plumloy, Postal Director. Captain Haskell, Police hiroetor. Mulor Ittrsboiuwr and Coplain Howard, Privnto Socrerlw. IE WOUNDED IN TIIE DAVIS CREEK FIGHT. Rolla, Sept. 23,1861. The following Is from tho corresjiondenco of the St. hi is HerHtcrati? Ijftst night Mr. Holland, of Springfield, arrived, having t there on Friday lost. He is the man who took Genetnoot's notification of hU proclamation through to Col. ytor. Ho reports that Col. Williams, of the Thirteenth Inofc, is on bis way with seven wagons, Waded with Dr. vis and about fifty wonudod men, which Col. Taylor owoU to come, and will probably arrive tomorrow jht. Tliis loaves about 180 yet In Springtiold of our funded, of which 100 were able to oomc to liolla if there d only been trnns|>orUition. Many of tho rebel officer* iu*' wvuiiuwi nuvinf*. THE ST. LOUIS EVENING NEWS, ETC. St. Lot:s,Supt. 24,1861. Dio Intunctlon for itipprofl^ing the evening A'<-w? hu en reinovod, ami Cliarlos G. Knmnny, proprietor, and U flrlmon, editor, have been released, asfciiraneo h?v? bwn glvon tlmt tliey will not hereafter publish xtato2ut? about military matters, an facte, without first truing their truth, and that they will net publish any tug injurious to the Interests of the po\ eminent. The AVim lias always been a strong ITnioy pajter. Mlllry luen here do not rogurd (lie simple capture of Lexgton ae injurious, but iu a mere milttary ]>oint of view link It au advantage to us. OUR ST. LOUIS CORRESPONDENCE. Sr. Ixtrm, Sept. 20,18#I. Jrrhnl of General Pop*?Sueces?ful Trial of Iron /'lata Again# Kijlr (itmrvn*? TrouUe of the Provott tianhal with HrxHth Svlrjtrt^?They Object to the imfiin?Activity of General Piemmt?General Price fa Tight J'Uic*~Jhe Dead Alive, rfo., dr. Cen- ral John Tope arrived hero yestwday from North iewmri, and is exacted to go in the direction of Joflbrn tlty, ill command of a brigade. He represents iho irllon of tin' Stale north of the river as free from rebels any foroe, awl thinks there will bo no more trouble in lat direction. Ho a?;ib<s hi* failure to overtake Martin pwn ti, 11k. t.r llui Unit nn.l Wil. tins lo send th" men lie needed at (ho time appointed, urn cawing 11 delay In lite movement!-: and giving theenoytinw U> lenm of hi* intentions. Green, havinguow ossed the river and trwi'ic u junction with I'rioe, leases m tliondl Missouri eomraratively free from rebe's. Yesterday tliore ?ui a trial ol' (lie iron plates designed cover the gunboats (or service en the MhIks(|>plijorThos. Merrill, I'liglnoer In-Chief of Western Ivtiart ?ut, superintended the cxjicrimeut and found it ia cry degree satisfactory. A six pounder rifled cannon is iiH*d, throwing n twelve and a half pound shot. The ite exjtorimented upon wop of holler iron, two and a If inches in thickness and four feet square,placed upon arget of timber thirteen iu li. The first idiot, nt 0 ynrds, made a slight Indentation 1;f>?.n the iron, and B seoond and third, at .VK) aud ;XtQ yards respectively, netrateil 3 IQths of an inch. At the final shot, at a ii.ui'-e of 10(i van Is, tl*> j.rojoctile was shattered, somo (ho I'iuaxw (lying buck to the gun, but iu no enso wnH b iron plate broken. 1 bo boats are to be clad with is Iron, which is Miought lo be sufficiently strong to tela thirty-two-pound hIm'I. Major Morrill is displaying mmeii'l ibki zeal nn4 id?Vnry In the management of 4 il.ij.a- I incut. aud the gunboats when completed will be tormidable arm toe oervtee ou ihe gruat river of the L-'t. At tin) rr<n<*t'g Mar-hat's office trouble arises ?:ion,dly with reforonco to British subjects. \ tlic obligation on the back of each pass learu the city rwfiires thivt the person receiving It ail l.oai allegiance to tlie l"nitod Stales, and never in v way :UTor<i aid to her ctteinkis, some of her Majesty's ibjectx object to signing It. When satisfactory proof is M'U Hint tuo njiplWiiiil i* rx?t u citix 'II of the United ]> * is fimiislad with a pass without being reilrwd ? tlx' obligation. About two hundred m< n 'foreign birth, employed on the fortifications, refused nrk oiM morning oil haing required to take caih to their yulty. fun of iltt'iu iiUlrcffod a lotter to I he English [>tyil at Chi'ago, asking advioo as to tho bom course > pursue, aud received in retnru a document full r the uwnt abstruse English, hut iu no way nswe ing tl?e interrogatory. What the Uritish subject* ill do in tho m uter is ii-it known. It is contemplated i udtnfttlsUr o them mi oath which shall bo exactly imi.ur I" Uie one now In use, with a proviso that it shall lit uli'vt their relations to any foroign l'ower. lie: c ill I r is en.:>ipe1 in pushing mailers at a ip'd rule, aud it will not be long before he will lie deal:? res-ive h'owi* at the cne:ny. About tho me you receive tin" littor you will hear of a invo I'nat will a. Iintli you. Tho difficulty betwoon ? Dlnirrt iiinl the C-u ;?! continues unrcmoved, iid lh< iiiMttcr. i:i"i)h still the subject of en li c .nvoi6ail?n, i le.i a** . iigrossing as it wua a few ivs etui " While each put ty haa its adherents, with iv prep .uderMK-e in f.ivr of General Fremont, all regret i urrrnce oi' liu; nni.x innate quarrel between those t'li rto warm friend*, and osp^-lully that It should oocur tlil:! p irtieular Jvncli'rf. V lienOolonol Islalr's trial ill la , placo i* r: >t known, Ih ugh It is evident that it ill in t i." long p"tslpouod. i.'( iicrwl I'rico. wli 'ther li" h is or has not taken J/>xlng II, i. ovn!< utly iu a p .f ltion where only the most poworil nuti bxativi s v. ill any" hiiu. With General Sturgis on in north, Lane on ihe southwest. Hunter (at olla) to Intercept a retreat towards SpringUcid, nd a strong fwee at Jcit. :m>u City, with the railroad to ' dalia in i'sderal possession, General I Tiro is in a (ar ghter condition than he wns at Iloonevtlle or Carthage, rejiarulinii* for an mun diale forward raovcm nt in >me direct ion, probably toward* Trice's rear, are being u.-liel with tho utm<?t rapidity. Drigadier General IcKlnstry Inforlhed me today that he would very soon c in active service In tho fle'.d.bnt was imciuiinunicave as to the precise time or place. He will bo suc>eded temporarily in the Quartermaster's l)e|>artmont y Captain Turnleo, an otllcer of known ab:!lty and In grlty. Tho oflice of Provost Marshal will bo filled by iptain I). It. Greene, a gontl<?nan of New York origin, ho was attached to tho Jowa First, and became irttcularly distinguished nt the battle of Springfield. i>neral McKinstry's brigade is promised the post of honor whatever expedition may be lirst ineile, ami will const In part of tho regulars and the First Missouri. Adjust General J. C. Keton was to day appointed Colonel of io Ninth Missouri, and takes his command immediately. At the passport oflice, a lew days since, u gentleman i|)?il lo procure a |ws for Springfield, statin/.' the object his visit to bo the recovery of the hotly of his brother, ho was among those reported killed on the IOth ultimo. clerk told him that a wounded man belongg to tho same regiment (tho First Iowa) arrived la writhe evening previous, was to Call at the otllce iu e afternoon, and perhaps might bo able to afford aomo VMUOHMUWUIWUIlld IlOOU.f, I U>! Pl'IUI^r turned at the def?i>tn;.t <1 liour, aii>l wiu overjoyed to il tho brother who wag gupjiosed to bo dead ou the batfleld. rhc rafin intended for mortar service on the rlvor are arly completed. Their number and the kI/c and (iuallof their armament you may tlnd out for yonrsolf. On? iog is certain: tio amount of shot can sink them. ONFISCATION OF A SOUTHERN VESSEL. Bom>.v,Sopt. 24,1861. lie baik Florence, frf.m Malta, wa-i seized tlii* morning the l'ort Surveyor, In couequcocc of being partly ued In Charleston. r%

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