Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 15, 1861, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 15, 1861 Page 3
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?id unloading, and T'fwiels <*>nstanl1y arriving i?nd de Kting to aud from New York, Philadelphia, Havana, ?m n, Kki Janeiro, Itomarura, Washington. Liverpool, Rotterdam, Hon* Kong, Whain|ioa, Bristol, Portsmouth atnd lioston. Mont vessels Bail henoo now carry o respectable armament, in order to bo prepared for the rebel pirates or the piratic*) rebels of tho South. The carrying on of this commerce gives employment to hun dred* ol draymen and curt men, whoso heavily laden and poii'lorouH vehicles throng Ui" husine-s streets and thun der over Ihe |lavements. I have not seen an Idle cart or dray ibis w ok, whereas three months a?n thero wan scarcely one to bo 8Jin employed. Thorn is vory little building going on?perhaps none at all?nnd Uio trade* connected with housebuilding must there fore sudor; but coopers, blacksmiths, tailors, shoe maker!, hatters and some other trades are doing well. Tho street cars, one of the surest barome ters of prosperity In a city, run on all the principal ave nues every lew ininutos, and are always fall up to a lato hour in the oveuiu*'. The cars here, I observe, are wiile and exceedingly comfortable, the drivers attentive [and the conductors polite and attentive. The business on tho Ualtimoro and Obio Ball road, as far as through tiajk is concerned, is en tirely destroyed. The rebels have possession of a few miles near Harper's Ferry, where they havo taken up not the rails merely, but tho sleepers and cross ties, and have also taken down and carried away all the trestle work and broken down all tbe culverts. They have also carried off all tho locomotives and cars on this part of the road, and all tho telegraph wire and engine shop mac hinery. It seems strange that the government should permit this statu of things to exist. While lio Clellan was in command of Northwestern Virginia the road was kept in running order through. But as soon as be was withdrawn everything w?nt to loose ends. There are not more than a few hundred rebel troops along the whole line of the road. The presence of live thousand Union troops at Grafton, Cumberland and Martlnsburg won Id be sufficient to protect the road and the workmen needed in its reconstruction. Until such a force Is sent there the whole adjacent country, as far down as Beverly and tbe Kanawha river, will be overrun by rebel hordes, it does not 8|>eak very well for the energy of Governor Pierpont and of the State giTcrament, of which he Is tbe head, that they should permit tho oxlstencs of such a state of tilings. Tho Pittsburg, Tort Wayne and Chicago Railroad and the Pennsylvania Central Railroad are groaning under tbe burthens of freight that are pressing upon them; and the Lake Shore and Michigan Central railroads, with the New York and Erlo and Now York Central, are carrying off all the rest of tbo Western business. Thus Baltimore Is left out in the coM, because Its great avenue to tbe Wost m cut off by a few ragged rebels. Tbe citizens here, however,are beginning to move in the matter, and if the government does not take bold of the road they probably will. If tho move ment is inaugurated by the cltisens of Baltimore, under the sanction of the government, it will not be lntermitt?d until the great bridge at Har|ier's Ferry Is rebuilt, tbe track from that placo to Cumberland relaid, the culverts and trestle work rebuilt, the telegraphic wire replaced, and ? guard of 6,000 men pouted along the road to guard It from further depredations. Thero are reasons, how ever, why tills should be done by the government. The government look possession of tbe road at one time, I think in May last, and declared ij ? military road. They have never announced that they havt relinquished that possession. That part of the road between Baltimore and .Washington, and between Baltimore and Frederick City, is still under military surveillance. The government doss not now actually need the road for the pur pose of transporting troops from tbe West, a* tbe roads referred to above now answer the pur pose. But it may become necessary to transport troops hero from Cincinnati, in which case there is no ?tber road except tbe Baltimore and Ohio on which they oan bo so quickly brought. That portion of the commerce of the Northwest whioh usually goes down tbe Mississippi now finds that avenue closed, fend will sock avenues to tbe Kast instead. Tbe two. Northern lines being already taxed to their utmost capacity, it would come over the Bait imore and Ohio rq*d (if the latter was in running order. The uew fort it tJi# Koluy House has been commenood, and the v^rif'will be vigorously prosecuted until it Is com pleted Tbe fortifications on Federal Hill are steadily pro K?rttng, and will be of the strongest possible character. & ? ESCAPE OP SEVEN NORTHERN MEN PROM THE REBEL SERVICE?ASSISTANCE RE. QUIRED FROM THE GOVERNMENT. Seven Northern men, who bad suffered impressmen into tbe rebel ranks at New Orleans, vlsitod the Hmi.o office yesterday morning, with a view to ascertaining bow they could raise the necessary funds to enable them to reach their homes. Tbe names of these men are John Harmon, Benj. F. Lidy, Dan. E. Smith and 0. V. Reno, Of Pennsylvania; John Mathews, of Indiana; Samuel Ben. ham, of Buffalo, and Alman Rice, of Alleghany county, In this Stats. They wers all forced into tbe rebel service on tbs 10th of April, and sent to the Pensacola Navy Yard, where they served up to the time of tbclr escape, In a company of marines, commanded by Capt. Vanbentbuy* sen, and did duty as a coast guard. One night early in September, while rowing a launch along the coast, they succeeded in reaching Fort Pickens, bringing with them their fine boat, worth $600, together with some nine muskets and a few revolvers. It was in consequence of Information furnished to the commander of Fort Pickens by these men that tbo destruction of the privateer sc.bouaer Judith was planned and so successfully executed Three of tho <wca)>cd men?Lidy, Rice and Ben ham? belonged to the crew of the Judith. Tbe men bear testi monials as to their honesty, &c., from M^jor tiitz, of the Twelfth Lnited States infantry, and other army officers As the poor fellows aro greatly in need of funds and uuxious to reach their homes, government ought to afford ibem all I he neccssary assistance. The Information which they furnished was ccrtainly of a most Important charac ter. an>l their claims should not be overlooked. Any sub" scriptions that may be sent by private parties will be gladly received at this office. THE CONSTITUTIONAL TEACHINGS OP THE WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY. *0 TDK KDlTOlt OP THE NKW YOKE HERALD. United State." Military Acatikmy, ) Wicsr Point, Oct. 8, 1861. j Id your paper of Wednesday, October 9, is on editorial entitled ?? West Point?Its Merits and Defects." The .mention of it is the public Intercut. But it is no par t of your intention to be unjust, eltbcr to tho institu tion or to individuals living or dead. May it Dot bo that disloyalty to the government has not been from teachings at the Academy, but in despite of thorn. Kor more than thirty years the constitution has boon studied there, w ith Kent'; Commentary as the text book> uriUi r different professors. Neither that wouderful in ?trument nor the work of Chancellor Kent teaches the erroneous |iolitical opinion which you very properly de nounce, that " the American government is a league of separate nationalities.'' May >1 not he thai the teaching has been sound, hut that the young men liavo been more influenced by the notions of their localities, by the instructions in their own homes. by the speeches, pamphlets and volumes in which a theory directly adverse to the constitution has been presented? The time for the study of the subject is limited by the programme. That and (he text books are prescribed by authority. It is conceivable that the right view of tho constitution has been uniformly taught, but thut it was impossible in tho prescribed limits to overbear adverse impressions from the outside, and from early education. The B.Me and tho pulpits of Christen dom show that more good instructions arc given than are followed. Whatever may have been the fact with others, somo fit wlioin arc now dead, the Professor now in chargo has taught uniformly tho principles given in the pamphlet be r> with 'tent you, which contains an introductory lecture from him. Ha has ever taught tliat this govern ment is no confederacy of States, but an organize" tion by oto people, who -'ordained-' and "established'' that, i onstitution; that allegiance bound men to this nan national government: hat the tie was permanent and n?t ibptmliuit on the will of the individual; that in tho call of those educated by the government there were additional sanctions, and a bond udissoluble but by death. lhAsa who hav e been d Is Joy 11 have acted in vmtradictiou to the jiistrm t ons which th'y have received in this institution. On tho eighth page of the lecture is flic following delini tion of the constitution:? The constitution >u the supreme political law and legil standard for the I'nt'od States, "ordained" and '*un? bltshed' in written f irm (for the national objects in fU<? pr-. nt and future which :ire named in :is pi eamble) t| the peep'e, hi oue as sovereign, and as the source of all power: w)j?oU supreme attaches to every citizen ' lid subject <vl' the Luitw. ?!??. , and neutralize? within tie national boundaries eiy law whatever v uioU if .vintrary to it? provisions. Again i.n the seventh page is a brief but con?i?rive arpnt. n* in historical form, which thoroughly di^iravea every ixiit'lon but that of the i >'rniiif "OvereignU ot the jiei ;.l above the states, 'fl:?"<e i?iHti? are nre^. tvtcd among oticrs.? Kor the colonies tbc -? vcreiv my v;. n lie cr -wn af England. Tlie licularatlon of Ui^.eiH-nd -lured the 'rmsfer of sovereign y to the pecp,' . ?! ih> < < i ,|. The tr-utyof ;>erv ? w:ih Ku ianii _ .i. i ?i ich tran> fer. This fovcreizn people ordained and c.,..h!;.hc.l tiie constitution of the I niter States. The chain is thus shown to be complete. These #ro bin exatnpk-n of the instruction uniformly given, and they jre directly at variance with tlio unsound principles used to support fecession. f ask. therefore, that for Uio sake of justice ?n?l truth <t n ay be known that the deplorable di.loyaly ? xliJuted 1ii:m net liei'ii front,lint n:aU.-t, the instruct >u ofllciai'y ,;lvin ;'Krroaeous viewn hive not been di - ii'tmt d from ih>> great military school >f the nation." In |i is I it M t" ymirselt k t me m y that I heartily .igrce v. ith that editorial, exu'pt in tli> (articular which I am ?w -.thing l i correct The study of the constitution is ini 'an It should have more nine*. 'Ilio termor sti.iy ?11 u!d i.? long enoufh to suffer national instruction to ex V I'"t?l o| riimiH. It. i to desir??t -that it should be mi.'." r illy imp gihte for :l,a graduates of the At i ;eii,v 1' L> si,untile iutu lb' pilRtlUof ?? .:e> ? ' t.i,i >? ofi si r or h - < olW -ig i.n Os-'-erve blame tho S Ilile I ri.'<))?(' stlou Would cun|)?'l IB8 t'l sny , let tile |l r -ei'i'.c Hut kn wing, in thi' ca-e, the f# I am n..t desirous tha* tun photicshould ,r"it the,,ive of d. tion m ihe wrong place Jl'tl 1C1 THE REBELLION. Preparations for Reopening the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad by the Government. Appointment of Messrs. Slidell and Mason as Rebel Commissioners to Paris and London. Their Reported Departure for Europe. Official Report of the Recent Gallant Naval Exploit at Pensacola. Promotion of Lient. Russell, (he Leader of the Expedition. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. GEN. FREMONT ABOUT TO ADVANCE. Reported Demoralization of the Rebel Army Under Cton. Trice. Secretary Cameron's Mission to Gen. Fremont, fto.t &c.. &c. ODE SPECIAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wabhjkutox, Oct. 14,1801. AFFAIRS ALONG THE UNION LINES? 8HARF SKIRMISH WITH A BODY OF REBEL INPANTftT. .. . One of tho Herald Cdfre&pondenta roJe &(?d'^ the Union lines to-day, returning In the evening, and found the dif ferent divisions in a state of perfeot preparation, and order prevailing throughout the various encampments. This afternoon, Boon after five o'clock, a small detachment of rebel infantry and a squad of re bel cavalry appeared In view, around a house occupied by a widow Childs, about three miles from Miner's Hill. A body of our troops who wore out on a foraging expedition advanced upon them. A sharp skirmish immediately took place, and for a time the firing was constant on both sides, when the rebels were driven from the house. In the skirmish one of our men was wounded. It was Impossible to learn the loss on the rebel side. It was subsequently observed that a number had secreted themselves in the outbuildings, bat after the firing of the first shell from Miner's Hill they scam, pared away along the Lecsburg turnpike, and did not make their appearance again during the remainder of the evening. All is quiet along our lines to-night. There is no pros" pect of a fight by any advance of the rebels. THE REBEL ADVANCE ON BATURDAY. It has been reliably ascertained that the rebel force which made its appearance west of Lowinsvillo on Satur day consisted of only one company of infantry and another of cavalry. The promptitude of our troops in obeying their orders during tho last two days has olicited comments from the most prominent military officers and strengthened confi dence in their efficiency for any conflict in which they may bo called to participate. The rebels, on Saturday, advanced to Pohick Church, twelve miles from Alexandria, and barricaded the road with wagons, but our pickets paid no hostile attention to 'hem. Reports have been current for several days past that Gen. Banks has crossed the Potomac, and even hard fighting is rumored; but it is certain that no such infor mation bad officially reached Washington to-night. Yesterday the rebels made a reconnoissance at Ed wards Ferry, several prominent officers, judging by their uniforms, being engaged in that business. THE REBEL BATTERIES ON THE LOWER POTOMAC. For some time past the rebel batteries along the Po tomac have been as silent as the grave. Tho theory of their silence given in this correspondence somo time ago is still believed to bo correct. They arc afraid to attempt to close our navigation of the Potomac, as they kuow it will bring upon them inevitably an attack in tho quarter in which they are weakest. A correspondent who passed down the Potomac to Fortress Monroe, writes that nothing was seen of the rebels on the rout#, but that York river, and Northi East and West rivers, were not guarded l'rom the entrance of rebel vessels. REOPENING or THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD BY THE GOVERNMENT. Brigadier General Lander has been detached from General Stone's division, and assigned to the charge of the whole line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Baltimore to Wheeling and Parkersburg. It is the Inten tion of the government to have this line reopened, and General Lander has been designated for tb&t~serv1ce. WINTER CLOTHING FOR THE TROOPS. General Van Vliet, of the Quartermaster's Department^ is assiduously engaged in tho business of providing over coats and blankets for the troops. As these articles are from tlmo to time received, they arc rapidly distributod by Captain Thomas, of the Clothing Department. The contractors in Northern cities do not furnish the sup plies as expeditiously as tho wants of the soldiers require, it being the purpose of the government to allow none to cross the river unless they are comfortably clad. REINSTATEMENT OF OFFICERS ILLEGALLY DISCHARG ED BY GEN. FREMONT. Tho War Department has ordered Gen. Sherman, com. mandlng the Department of the Cumberland, to reinstate all tlie officers of the Twenty-fourth Illinois regiment, who were illegally discharged by Gen. Fremont, through the instrumentality of Col. Hecker. It is further directed that the charges the directly interested parties may have to inake, the one against the other, be submitted to Gen. Sherman, for Buch action as the general Interests of the country shall require. The committeo of aggrieved offi cers will leavo Washington to morrow to report them, selves for duty. EXCITEMENT AT FORTRESS MONROE. The failure to decide tho Fremont and Wool affair is still a source of excitement and agitation at Old Point Comfort. COLORS OF GENERAL VIELE'S BRIGADE. Mrs. General Viclo lias prepared a beautiful stand of colors for each of the five regiments composing Gene ral Vielo's brigade. They are to bo presented in a f?w days. The muu who would fail to defend a flog presented liy to fair a donor should bo doubly branded a coward. NEW JU3EL COMMISSIONERS TO FRANCE AND ENGLAND. A letter from Richmond, brought by a returned pri soner, states that John Slidell had been appointed a cum in. s loner to Paris, and James M. Mason commissioner to England. Ibey Railed, according to the letter, some three wi fUprgo Trim somo port on tho coaat, supposed to be < hi- '"n. Theso men, designated as Commissioners expe d won to be received as Ministers from the rebe[ government, una that it would be recognired by tbaae lw<> I wrs. CUT. fcOVEliNMES'T AND EUROPEAN INTERVENTION IN ? * MEXICO. A despatch received hece this evening from New York, siAte* tho London Tintes assorts that our government saiK'ti lit tho alleged European intervention in Mexican affairs. We are authorized to say that the insertion of tfae i/jndou Times is not only premature, but totally un trne. No official notification of any intended Europeau imorlaroiioe with the affairs of Mexico has rcathod tho g ,v?sruio<.iit here, and of course no sanction or approval could have be?sn giveci. The condition of Mexioo has been a *uhjcct< f grave consideration, and the policy of Hie government u reference to It hue been determined; but to f.v from favoring Kuropaan Intervention the sym pathies of*>ur gnvo anient are decidedly with Mexico aud in favor oi Uur If Uojv ndenoe of all European agencies. OFFICIAL RETORT OK TUB DKSTKCCTION OF TIIK KK1IKL FKIVATKKIl JUPAH, AT 1'KNHAOOLA NAVY YAKD?OOMI* LIMKNT AKY LKTTKK OK THE SECRE TARY OK THE NAVT?VKOMOTION OK TUB COM MANDER OK TUK EXPEDITION, ETC. OFFICIAL KK1-OKT (IF flao OFFWKK MSRVINE United States Flaohiip Colorado, ) Off Fort Piouora,Sept. 15,1801. J Sir?I have the honor to inform you that a boat expe dition was fitted out from this ahip on the night of the 13th i: giant, consisting of the Ural launch, and first, second and third cutters, under the commands of Lieute nant Russell, Sproston, Make, and Midshipman Steece, I respectively, assisted by Captain Reynolds, of the ma I rlnes, Assistant Surgeon Kennedy, An* in taut Engineer White, Gunner Ilorton and Midshipmen Forrest and Hig ginson. The whole force detailed cuuslsted of about one hundred men, officers, sailors and marines. The object of the expedition was the destruction of a schooner which lay off tbo Pensacola Navy Yard, supposed to be Bttiug out as a privateer, and the spiking of ? gun, in battery, at the southeast end of the yard. The movemeuts of tbo schooner bad been assiduously watched for several days and nights, and I deemed it so morally certain that she was intended for a privateer, that I determined the attempt should be mudeto destroy her, even in face of the fearful odds which would have to be encountered. Lieutenant Russoll bad charge of the expedition, and, with Lieutenant Blake, was to attack tho vessel, while Lieutenant Sproston and Midshipman Steeco ?piked the guns. The attack was made on the morning of the 14th Inst., at half-past three o'clock. Tho sohoonor, named the Judab, was found moored to the wharf, undor the protec tion of a battery and field plecc, and to bo armed Willi a pivot and four broadside guns. Her crew wore en her, and prepared to reccive our forces, pouring in a volley of musketry as tho neared the vessel. A desperate resistance was made from the decks of the schooner, but <er men were driven off on to tho wharf by our boarders, hers they railed and were Joined by the guard, and kept up a continued Ore upon our men. In tbo meantime the vessel wss set on fire in several places. 1 bat which llnaliy consumed her was lighted in tbo cabin by Assistant Kngmeer White, and a coal beaver l'atrick Driscoll, who went as a volunteer. She burned to the water's edge, and has since, whiio burning,been set free from her moorings, and has drifted clown oppo site Fort Barrancas, where she sunk. Of the party assigned to the spiking of the gun, only Lieutenant Sproston and Gunner Boreton wero able, after considerable search, to And it, the party becoming sepa rated in the darkness. No opposition was made to their landing; Midshipman Steece, with bis command, bad gona to the aid of those on the schooner, where ho per formed valuable service. Very fortunately, only one man was found in charge of the gun, and he immediately levelled hla piece at Lieutenant Sproston, but was shot down by Guuner Horton before he could obtain certain aim. Both pieces exploded simultaneously. The gun, which was found to be a ten inch columbiad, was imme diately spiked, and, bringing off its tomplon, those two officers returned to their boat. The work proposed having thus been well and tho. roughly done in tbo short space of fifteen minutes, and {ho whole foree of the enemy in the yard?reported by dosertert <5 ^vsr one iljfllitand strong?-being aroused, our boats pulled away, and rallying at a short distA-. ee from the shore, fired six charges of canister from their howitzers into the yard, with what result it is impossible (o fay. Three of the enemy are known to have been killed, and our officers are confident the number is much larger. The boats then returned to the ship, arriving there about daylight. But, sir, 1 am grieved to report that this brilliant affair was not unattended by loss on our side. I have to report as killed by ahots from the crosstrcos of the schooner, while the boats were approaching, Boat swain's Mate Charles H. Lamphere, and Jthn R. Herring, seaman and captain of the howitzer, two of the host men in our ship, and marine John Smith?the first man to board the schooner, and who behaved most gallantly? who was, by a sad mistake, having lost his distinguish ing mark, killed by one of our own men. Wc have wounded, probably mortally, seamen R. C!ark and E. K. ORborn;severely, nine other seamen. Captain Reynolds received a severe contusion on his shoulder, and Midship man Higginson had the end of bis thumb shot off. Lieu tenants Russell aDd Blake had narrow escapes,the flesh of each being grazed by one or more musket balls. It is not an oasy task to select Individual instance! of bravery or daring whero all behaved so gallantly. The officers unite in giving great credit to tho coolness and bravery with which they were supported by the men and tho latter have learned to look with new' pride and confidence on the former. Tho marines, espe cially, seem to have sustained tho reputation borne by their branch of tho service, as they recelvc encomiums from all sides. Assistant Surgeon Kennedy rendered valuable assistance in the care of the wounded. Assistant Engineer White brought down from the crosstrees of the schooner a man who had been accn to fire upon the boats, killing him Instantly. I enclose, herewith, a complete list of all eugaged in the aflklr, with the names of tho killed and wounded in each boat. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, WILLIAM MERVINE, Flag Officer Commanding Gulf Blockade Squadron. P. 8.?By a strange inadvertency, my mind being ao much engrossed with tho expedition itself, I omitted t? give credit to Captain Bailey, of this ahip, for maturing the plan and taking charge of fitting out the expedition to the minutest detail. It ia to hia thought fulness that a great portion of its success must be ascribed. W. M. To Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of tho Navy, Wash ington, 1). C. COMPLIMENTARY LRITXR Of TOT K* RKTAKY OP THK NAVY. The following iB a letter of commendation and promise of promotion from the Navy Department to Laiutenant Russell, United Plates Navy, for hla gallantry in destroy ing the rebel privateer Judab, at the wharf of the Petisa cola Navy Yard:? Navy DbpaRtrent, Oct. 4, 1861. Sir?Tho department received Flag Officer Mervino's re port of the boat expedition despatched by him from the |<-Ci>l?rad<\.on the night of the 13th of September, under the command of Lieutenant John B. Russell, of the navy, to destroy the rebel privateer Judah, moored at the wharf of the Pcnaacola Navy Yard, and to spike the guns In battery near by- An expedition executed in tho face of an enemy so much superior in numbers, with such brilliancy and gallantry and success, cannot pass without the special recognition of the department. To those who wero engaged In it, not only the department, but the wholo country, Is indebted for one of the brightest pages that has adorned our naval record during this rebellion. Indeed, it may be placed, without disparagement, side by side with the fairest that adorn our early naval history. Tbo expedition will give renown not only to those who were Immediately concerned In it, but to the navy itself. It will Inspire others in the ser vice to emulation. Its recital hereafter will thrill the heart with admiration. The department will cherish tho recollection of the exploit, and deaires you to express to the officers, seamen and marines, who participated in it, its highest admiration of their conduct. The loas to tho servico and to their relatives and friends of those who fell in tbo expedition is a painful feature of it; but tho memory of those brave men should not be lost in the hearts of all true patriots, but be ever cherished therein. I am, respoctfully, your obedient servant, GIDEON WKIJ.ES. Flag Officer W*. W. McKea.v, commanding Gulf Block. ading Squadron. promotion ok ustmoMwr Rrwntix. _ Navy Department, Oct. 4,1861. Lin in i lyjQHS H. Rusenx, U. S. frigate Colorado, Gulf Blockading Squadron :? Sir?Transmittted herewith Is a copy of a communica tion from the department, of this dato, to Flag Officer McKean, commanding Gulf blockading squadron, in rela. tion to the successful boat expedition despatched undor your command to destroy tho rebel privateer Judali. For your gallantry on this occasion tho department de. signs to assign you to the command of ono of the new gunboats, and you arc therefore detachcd from tho Colora do, and you will proceed to Washington, D. C., and report yourself in person to the Department. I am, respectfully, GJDEOX WELLES. TJIE ARKY. First Lieutenant Gcorgo C. De Kay, brother of Captain Drako De Kay, has been appointed Aid-de-Camp to Brigadier General Thomas Williams. Brigadier General Hooker has been assigned to a divi sion. Colonel Cowden,of tho First Mmsachusels regi ment, %eirg tho senior Colonel of the brigade, takes com mand of it as Acting Brigadier Gem ral, leaving Lieu tenant Colonel Wolis commanding that regiment. AKi'.KST OK TDK BROTllKlt OF TtTK MAYOR OK WASH INGTON IN RICHMOND. Information has l:cen received hero that Mr. Charles S. Wailacli, b'other of Mayor Wallach, aid the editor of the !tar, has been arrested by the rebels ami |p ut irescnt imprisoned at Rich nv nd. Mr. WailticU in a lawyer of tbi* oily, mil >v; s e? '? moil a strung f-otithorn man. He hai> been in ?"?'II I months mm a farm zir,1';';'''1''''"" ???-*?"? to KUrvBil"""-? of the rebel., ?d up,,., going rested and t) ? Arr'u's? 8"mo business matter wan ar in ".0 umuKt sr^:;toon-uo ,ws ? ??n ? "??-? THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNOR MORGAN A8 MAJOR , GENERAL. ?* ?"""- b to command iL mini T ' ?rdcr enobl? hlm in that statu ti'"' Y orcoi organizcd "J organizing iSyS th. ?qUe8tl?n wbBU? ^ could " 'hr? f?mc0 w,t"uut abandoning that of Gover r.n . T rofuro"c? of the question to tho Attorney ?zi r ThT rn?r MorKan ,1,w consequently accepted the position, and h? been sworn Into the serviced M^jor Genoral of Volunteers. TUB KKNTPCKY CONTRACTORS. TOore i. now in this city a score of Kentucktans who havoexecutod contract, with the government for mule* elettae ^ *" IOyRl CttiTOn, ?'? ?f loflu home. They are detained here by delav in t).. settlement of their account* ,? 7T y *

. _ r ?counts, in the present crisis of afflth s in Kentucky they would bo useful there. An early settlement of their dues, so a, to enable then, to rcT^n tome, would greatly promote the interests of the govern INCREASE IN GEMERAL M'CLELLAN'8 PAHILT ,"'7' MC"?1Un roccivo<1? despatch from Cincinnati bl?[n ' 7 Wif? hM been rosUlioK ,lnce he has bee m command of this department, announcing to him the fac that on yesterday morning there was born unto o ^ v ThU eV0Dt "0t ?nly maltei General Mo SSi??r'bul hi8 .0?lun^, RKTDRN OF tub NORTH WRSTKItN BOUNDARY COMMIS SION. ,nZ:2TrDi?rW th? B"rthwe#t "oundary have r?tllrn'd' h?vl"K complete,! their labors. The English commission was still in the field, they having commenced ^ '0n!n"nPUlPrab'y lal"r l1""' ""6 Unlt?d States Con, A" ma,ter" weru satisfactorily arranged, so far as tor l^un T Wt r* concern, d- The San Juan mat tor is .till unsettled, the questions in dispute having been submitted to the respective govermncnt?. 0^lioC(fmmiOM 0K ? W0RL" 8 1,1,11 COMMISSION. The Commissioners of the World's Fair organized to day by the elect,on of Secretary Seward, Chairman and Super,undent ef the Census Kennedy, Secetan Of the thirteen commissioners, Mr. Kdward Everett only was absent. He sent a letter of excuse. A committee was appointed to wait on the President, with a request thatLteMd anafona! vessel to Kngland to convey such goods as American contributors may desiro to exhibit. HEATH OF GEN. WALTER JONES. General Walter Jones, an aged and distinguished re. tired lawyer, died to day. _. A^0TH*K CA8S OF AN ENLISTED MINOR. Richard A. I.ucas, belonging to this city, a minor was dlTha l'frre JUdKe MWU* U,"d*y' 0n *PPl>cation to be discharged from Colonel Taifs First District regiment 1*. decision of the Court was that there w^Urong circumstantial ey.dence that tho petitioner enlisted with the consent or his parents, and tho application was ac cord,ugly refused. STATEMENT OP A PRISONER PROM RICH ? i^ro'" lh? Washington Republican, Oct. 14.1 Fairfax ooumv "f" "T? Krrno11' ?ld farmer of tatnax county, \ a., who has been a prisoner at Rich mond for several woeks, arrived in this city. The story of no! 8 arrest illustrates the inherent meanness d?v a il000 act0r" this rebellion. On a stormy day , a week or no alter the battle of null run a water .1.1 ?f Mr. Kernoll, and asked jtfrmissien to enter, that he might be shielded from the driving storm The old man hade lilm enter, gavohlm a chair mid e*: Pressed his sympathy for him, an he had bcrore'dono for worn out, straggling soldiers. The stranger was afraid being arrested by the rebel pickets, which he roared were in the neighborhood. II? 'was .he'n r^uestod to w 1 hi *2? PW'or. ?? a place of more sifety whifh and h,d< in? ,h?' ^"l aKrecd to go into tho barn unit nidc In the haylolt, to which the farr.,,.r consented; but b?-foro he started for the barn ho begged hiSffc bn ft?r?V an'i f.howiIJB1,18 uniform, declared iinriHeM w? no a T nion noldier. claixJcRtiiielv makinir )>,o Z" t" Washington. A sumptuous meal was prepared Tor thenwTn 't M evident satisfaction, and then w< nt to his hiding place and was seen no more In a day or two after this event a number or soldiers sud ami .Rr',,eB , "l 'J10 "ld man s b?us?. ao?l arrested him ? co'ored man, who was employed about the larm. Tliey were roughly handled, and rudely rorced away to Manassas (lap. Tho negro's hands were tied be hind him, and the ro,*, tied to a horse's head anVhe wm thus eom|ielled to rollow tho wagon. Hero Mr Kernoll was detained for three or four w.W and wJa t'hnn ia'il Wh"iD(.V WM8re ''P """ ^""ned in the old county Jail. V, hen the old man wasabout t.) lrave for Kichmrnd a man can.e t? him and a- k?l him if ho reineinWed lnm' Mr..Kernoll IInstantly rerognizeii the forlorn lo.ikini: sol dier whom he had fed and sheltered,and who now proved to have buen a spy, upon whose re|?.rt he had b.-en Tr restod. At a sort of trial this spy appeared as a witness and swore to a tissue of falsehoods. The old eentlenian was seven weeks in jail, and says t ? bJTt M^? v^\ Cily and A1"xan,lrtu-have bo,.r,' hadTneKh^otrmaTy^r Z^'Tk*' "n 2r?~*sssa MOVEMENTS OP SECRETARY CAMERON. St. Lous, Oct. J4,18rti. Secretary Cameron and Adjutant General Tho.naA ar rivod hero frnm the West late last night. The Secretary reviewed the Fighth Wisconsin regiment, Col. Murphy , which has just arrived by steamboat, before Uarnuin' Hotel this morning. Secretary Cameron and Adjutant General Thomas Mi this afternoon for Washington by a spef.iul train, via Indianapolis. GRANTING LETTERS OK MARQUE. LETTER FROM TIIK SKCKKTARY OK THK NAVY. Navy Depart rkkt, Washington, Oct. 1,I8fll. In relation to the communication of R. 1!. Forbes, Ksq. a copy of which was sent by you to this department on tho 16th ultimo, inquiring whether letters of marque can not bo furnished for the propeller Pembroke, which i about to be despatched to China?I have tho !<? rn-r tw state that it appears to mo that there are object ion- to, and no authority for, granting letters of marque ir> ttie present contest. I am not aware that Congress, which bag the exclusive power of granting letters of mnrqne and reprisal, has authorized such letters to be is.i'ied against tho insurgents; and were tbcro audi authoriza tion, I am not prepared to advise it* exercise, because it would, In my view,be a recognition ol' the assumption ol the insurgents that they arc a distinct and independent nationality. Under the act ?f August 5, 1861, "su)>. piementary to an act entitled an tu t to protect tlie commerce of the United States and to punish tho crime of piracy," the President is authorised to instruct tho commanders of "armed vessels failing under Hie authority of any letters ol marque mid reprisal granted by tho Congress of the United States, or the commanders of any o'her suitable vessels, to subdue, seize, take, and, if on the high seas, to send into any port of the United States any vessel or boat, built, purchased, fltted out or held," 4c. This allusion to letters of trurque does not authorize such letters to lie issued, Dor do 1 find any Olher act containing such authorization. Hut the same act, in thesccond section as abn\e quoted, Kives the President power to authorize the "commanders of any suitable ves sels to subdue, seize," &c. Uuder thisOlause letters per missive, under proper restrictions and guards against abuse, might be granted to tho propeller Pembroke, so as to meet the views expressed l>y Mr. J'orlies. This would seem to be lawful, and perhaps not liable to the objections of granting letters of marque against our own citizens, and that, too, without law or authority from the only constituted power that can grant, it I Lave tlio honor to transmit herewith a copy ol a letter l'rotn Messrs. J. M. Forbes & Co., and others, addreesed to tbif- depart ment, on the same subject. GIDEON WKI.IJCS. REOPENING OP TRADE WITH NEW OR LEANS. The following amusing paragraph appears in tbo New Haven Journal for October 14:? TUB LAST CHANCE. As theSixtb and Seventh regimenis, Connecticut Vo lunteers, are going to New Orleans an express will start (going direct to Annapolis) to 'lay (Monday), at two o'cloc k P. M. AH persons wishing to send goods or mes sages can do so by handing them into Crofut's Kxpre.-s, No. 218 Chapel street, to day (Monday), Octobei II, be fore one o'clock P. M. 11. S. BANNING, Special Agent. ARTILLERY ATTACHED TO GEN. LANES BRIGADE. Lkayin worth,.Oct. 14,1861. Gibson's battery, which recently c?m? in from Utah, consisting of two twelve-pound howitzers and four six pounders, has been attached to General I.ane's brigade, by order of the War Department. BLOWING UP OF A BRIDGE BY TUB RrfBLLS. LocWILLS, Ky., Oct. 14,1M51 The iron bridge over tho Green river at Mumforlsvlle wan blown up by lb*' r be Is yosterday morning. There is no Southern news or papers to day. MILITARY AFFAIRS IN WISCONSIN. MaDISOH, Wi7 .Oct. 14, ISt'll Thsi Secretary iif Warliassrpnv i <r thou t. > Front'nt auth'iri. in/? ? <'Iiyenior Bat : ? v ;? r .? r- . indit of Wisconsin t-a< a>_ li e r. imcntwd rcw'.c/, reus St .Isneav'llfl, WV NEWS FROM GEN. BANKS' ARMY. lUiiNnmtWN, Oct. 12, 1<MW. A General Court Martial for tins division has just been instituted. H In composed as follows:?Major Atterbury, of the Ninth Now York, {'resident; Lleutunant Van Huron, New York Nluth; Captain Kinsler, renutiylvanlaTwenty ninth; Lieutonaut Magurgan, do.; Captain Savage, Massa chusetts Second; Lieutenant Rmwn, do.; Captain Gould, Now York Twenty olghth; Captain 1'reHCott, New York Ninth; Captain Charles H. T. Collls, Judge Advocate. On tho evening of tho 'Jth Inst. one of the sentinels of the New York Thirty fourth discovered a boat containing six men coining Into tho mouth or tho Seneca river. On cealing himself, ho allowed thu boat to roach the Canal Aqueduct, when he challenged ilioni. instead of anwers lug the challenge, tho leader said to tho others, "lloys by Ood, they'vo got us; pull bark liko hell." Tho senti nel gave the alarm and fired, wounding or killing at least one of tho party, but before ho could roceivo assistance or load his piece they were where ho could not get a bearing on them, and the lioat and crew consmpiently esrajM'd. The spot whero this occurred is near the farm of the rebel Cross, and the meu in the boat woro probably hla friends, coming to communicate with him, or ascertain his fate, as well as to get inside our encampments, and report their condition, positions and movements to the rebel leaders. It is stated that Cross himself spent seve ral days visiting our camps, disguised as a teamster and riding a mule, beforo being arrested. It is currently reported that Colonel Chantry, of the Thirtieth l'euusylvanta regiment, has been removed from his command, and thai the regiment is in an Inefficient state. Voting took place last Tuesday In tho regiments belonging to this division. In tho Thirtieth and Forty-sixth regiments there was but little inte rest taken in the matter, but In the Twenty ninth, the '-boys" went Into it with a will. There tho election was conducted according to Philadelphia usages. Polls were opened In the sevoral company stroets, chal lengers appointed, orators made stump speeches on the old plan, and the whole camp at times resounded with cheers for this and (hat candidate. Towards the closing of the polls mimic rows wore Indulged in, hut nobody was hurt. In tho evening bonfires and hurraliB succed ed, and finally a procession was formed, headed by the hand and torches, which marched through the various streets, and tho ceremonies concluded by a grand sere nade to Col. Murphy. Some of tho regiments are preparing apparently for winter quarters. The Second Massachusetts are orecting a spacious stable for their horses, and digging cellars for their tents. Pay master Stone visited this regiment yes tcrday, and disbursed the much ncoded |>ay to tho officers and men. AI suit twenty heavy guns were hoard between twelve and one o'clock on Thursday night in the direi lion of Great Kails, but your correspondent hits not ascertained i the cause. INTERESTING FROM CAIRO. Cairo, Oct. 14,1861. The steamer Grampus, with a flag of truce from the enomy's camp at Columbus, asking for an exchange of prisoners, arrived hero to-day. General Grant replied that,of his own accord, ho could make no exchange, as ho did not recognise the Southern confederacy, but he would communicato with higher authorities for their views on the subject. A detachment of Captain Noletnan's cavalry, twenty llvc in numl>or, had a skirmish with the robel cavalry, one hundred stroug, ut llcckwilh, Mo., yesterday, The federals wero repulsed with a loss of ilve killed iind five wounded. Tho rebel captain was killed. A detachment of the Twenty-ninth Illinois regiment seized a large quantity of corn, a number of horses, mules and cattle, and took two prisoners yesterday at Thompson's Farm, Mo. RECESSION IN OHIO. THE DESCENT UPON THE K. fl. C.'n?FURTHER I>ETT LO?EMKNT8?ARREST OK TWO MORE OK THE KNIGHTS. [From the Cleveland Herald. OAober 10.1 Deputy United States Marshal Smith,of Marion county, returned to Marion on Tuesday, t'<>r (lie purpose of arrest ing two more of tho K. G. (Vs. Considerable trouble wbh expected, Judging from the excitement and threatening demonstrations made when Court wus arrested on Mon day. Deputy Smith was prepared r< r a rough reception, and was determined to ha< o liiy men. Contrary to exi?'i tation, he met with no trouble, the tone of popular sentiment having changed greatly. aud the arrest of Court being now generally conceded to !>?? ri^lit About n> on on Wi linesday ho succeeded iti arresting Dr. J. M christian, a leading demo cratic pulitican oi Marion, and Thomas Hodder, editor of the Marwn Ctirnty Dftiwratie Mirror. The arrest* wero made quietly, and the ir.''n wero brought away without any great excitement. WliHt feel ing there was displayed was in favor of the Marshal. Tho unn were brought hore last evening and al ter n brief ex amination before Criited States Commissioner Wlote were released on iiail of $o,fKK)ea b. Ttie I'm iler examination is set for ten A. M. Wednesday . the 18 th itisl. Mr. ri. H. Prentiss is retained for the deforce. i'r. J. M. Christian bus long been known as an a. live democratic ;>oliti.ian, and until the death of Douglas pro fef ipd to bo an aoherent of bis principles. T. S. Hodder, the <'d\tor oi the VmuH.ratv: Mirror, was another full blended democratic leader. The lone of his pap-r lias b- en so treas inMe of late that thrents were made toinob theodlee, but it was feared thai tin attempt would tiring down u bloody retribution from the traitors leagued with the editor. LATER FROM WESTERN V1RCINLA. DEVASTATION OF TIIK roi'KTKV -C AMPA ION KM) I hXl ? WITHDRAW A I. OK TIIK KHhkKAl TKOOPH, KTi ? fKmm ibc Cincinnati Kn?iuir*'i?. Oct. 12. J The steamer Marv < 'ook arrived last evening frotut be Kanawha ri\ei, bringing front the euiii|>s near <>auley Bridge 184 sick and wounded goldiers, who were imme diately taken frotn the steamer to tho Marin*' Hospital. Our fellow citizou, Mi*. Quinu, who hofl been -pending a l? w wC'kK i? Wr tern Virginia, was also a passenger on i ho < 'ook, and from him \s?? learn very important lata from that, section of the State He corroborates the j hint? iri? iit ol < ol< n i Frixell. that the entire country of the Kanawha Valley is dfcvastnted, and thai farmers arc 1? ?\ - ing as rapidly aw t> au?porfatinn ran he found to bring them North. Forage is tail of I be question, and provi sions cannot he procured. Tho condition < ?f the roads and coup try is such that an army of 2,MO men could not winter there. the impo*-ib Jity oi trans|Nirtatioii bcu > so great. and the risk reach nig the army with suppli' \c.. being moha/^rdo';. (.anerals KoKci'ihiih and i *o:< a: e at fountain Ca\ ?*, only thirteen miles from iJauiey Bridge, with only sin ih ?u ?and troops who arc aide to perforin active duty, and >r - ava liable. Between (laulev Bridge and <'ainp I/;ok? lit there were on Tuesday last I fyU) patients in the hospital*. prostrated with the mini* fever. At < ross Jaocs, u? ar < arnifcx Ferry. and about twenty eight miles from Pau ley Bridge, arc J60 patients. Those that can near mov ing arc to bo brought bore as rapidly as steamer? can be secured. I luring the past two weeks there hare been c nfiniHHU ra.'is, and the roads are almost impa*s.ihle. The campaign in \\v.-jtern Virginia is virtually endo;. and preparation." are on fi ??? to withdraw a portion of our forces there, and . end them into Kentucky, leaving only a stifb' ient force to prevent the rebels from approaching norlh of Oauley river or west of Ch< at Mountain. The probabilities are, howc\ er, that ihe sveesbem have no desire to come through a couutry liny already had laid waste and ieft barren. Mr. Quinn was at Sea ait's Mountains when a imtlle be tween our forces and the rebel war vo imminent. The enemy wero introuehed on a mountain tour mile- and a half from our army, ami the camp h;e were, piaiuly v is i hie. The enemy's picket tired upon the federal pickets, but no damage was donr. On Suiniay evening Oenorai Ho errari; feli hack on < amp l.ookoM. aid then to Mo.;u tain <a\e. We will not b< surpri-.ed to ???*?t of H^-cerans in Kentucky within ten days, lie enemy hn\o already gone m the direction of < uiubei laud Uap. Boiuil of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen met I. -?! evening al live o'clock. Tho l'residcut iJ'.iDH f I>'? M,;| n..u 1 ornell was called 10 tho Chair. Soveral unimportant resoltttiens were and re. fcrrud tc tin.' appropriate eoinri .tees, A resolution by Alderman I'. to the effect that tbo Irish Amrricnn newspaper be and is hereby designated as a cor|?>rution paper, to publish tin proceeding- of the Common Council officially, and such other advertisements as the heads of departments tlnd ueces'ary to be pub lished, was adopted. A number of report.- upon ?:it> improvements were read and ordered to be laid ov er. AMern .in T'kkau presented a resolution that the Comp troiler be requested to furnish to tins Hoard a lint of all persons employed bv bun under the provisions of tne ordinance for tho re!i"f of th" families of the volunteers, witli the rate of compensation to each. Passed. KAT.ANI1C I* TUB TMSASTKV. The follow in# report was' aont to the Board from ?bo Comptroller, exhibiting the balance in tho treasury September ;!0, the receipts ar.d payments sine# that date, and the balance at tho clow of business on Saturday. ?*? toher 12, instant, according to the returns of the Cham berlain and County Treasurer:? Balance September 80 $.161,070 "ft Receipts. 2,112.880 5(1 $2,708,9/51 25 1,877,049 06 1 Balance October 18 $831,302 13 KOBT f. IIWVS. Comptroller. The following resolution, adopted t>y the couuclltnen, j was approved by 'he Hoard:? Kesolve'l, I hat Hmi. Murray HoCman be requested to prepare for publication a revised annotate*] edition of tie work heretofore prepare.! by him, entitled,"A Tiea ? -o |?>ii the K; tat" and Khrhtv of the. Corporation ol the t ity lit* New Y'irk a -'ropm t->rs," and ihe sum of fU.uOO ? hereby appropriated anu tendered to the s:iid Jud^o Hon man a ? compensation for sui h service- when ren (lei, .1 Old completed by hue. rcsoV.1 i' m I'ri v.i.'iKly submitted by Alderman lV-.le was taken up andadoptee. that as'iin<T$l OOOhe >( r, pri.ited fori I'j'inr the V1 reman> 1 rg" try I'lut 't ' 01 1 i fer adjourned Total... Payment* IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. The Mission of Hei-retary Canirron to Gen. Krrinont?tJen. Fremont About to 1<I* -vunet?Report* from the Rebel Gen. Price's Army, rift-. St?aCC8X, Mo., Oct. 14,1H61. A (ipeciul despatch to tiio St. Louis Krpul-lican says that Gem ral Cameron. accompanied by Adjutant General Thomas, spent Saturday ni^ht at Jefferson City, anil ar rived in Tipton about nine o'clock yesterday morning. ATler breakfasting in camp they rodo over to this place six ml leu?on horseback, accompanied by General Fre mont and staff. Upon its arrival hero the party called upon General McKinstry, and after spending half an hour with him proceeded, In cmpauy with him and tiin staff and several other gentlemen, to ro vtew General McKinstry s division, which la encamped hero. At tho close of the review General Cameron mado a few well timed remarks to tho troops, expressing the highest gratification at tho condition in which he found th. ni, and the utmost confidence that in the hands of such men the liouor and success of our country were faTe. laud cheers wore given for Socretary Cameron and Generals Fremont and McKinstry; after which Secretary Camurou and his party, accompanied by (ieneral Fre mont and stall', went by rail to Tipton, whero thoy re viewed (ieneral Abbott's division, which was also in ex cellent condition, iiud then they went on by special train to St. I.ouls. It is understood that (ieneral Cameron came hero at til* request of the President, to examiue Into the condition of Idfalrs in this department, and that ho professes him self highly gratified with the condition of Gen. Fremont'* army. Colonel Morrill's cavalry have gone down tho Osage on a scouting expedition. Generals McKinstry and Stanley are to remain here, and not go east, us reported. (?eneral Fremont is on tho eve of moving,but Is greatly embarrassed by want of transportation. Within a few days parties of rebels have been foraging sixty nules south of Sednlia. I have very lato intelligence from General 1'rlce's army. My Informant Is a citizen of this county, who dete ted, and is hore to claim tha amnesty offered to rebels who lay down their arms. He left General Price on Wednesday a short distance south of Johnstown, In Kates county, moving southward. He represents that great dissatisfaction exists in General Price's army, and that desertions occur every day, and if assurances could be convoyed to thorn that they would not bo harshly dealt with, he thinks that the greater part of the rebel State Guard would lay down their arms and return to their homes. They art tired of the war, and aro ouly prevented from deserting in large bodies by the assurances of their officers that If tliey are caught they will be hung aa traitors, and by the stories of horrible outrages by th* Union army, which are Industriously circulatod and be lieved among them, such as the destruction of property, burning of towns and ravishment of women. Eight or ten citizens of his county, who belonged to his company, deserted along with him,and aro ready to give then selves up. GENERAL HUNTKR'S SPECIAL AID. Quite a sensation was created in Joffarsun City on th* evening of tho 9th Inst, by the arrival of Mr*. Colonel Ellis, from Tipton, bearer of despatches from General Hunter and Colonel Ellis. She was dressed In a semi-mili tary riding habit and hat, with a crimson sash thrown around the left shoulder, as an officer of tho day, mount ed on a splendid chargor, and attended by two orderltea. She had ridden forty-iivo miles since ten o'clock, and, without taking a moment's rest, delivered her orders at camp, aud thou waited upon General Prico with her des pan hes, urging forward two squadrons of Colonel Elll* command, now hero, to rejoin the regiment at Tipton. This mujrr valien/r is attached to the First Missouri Ga? valry, as special aid to her husband, Colouel Ellis. City Intelligence. A Sciiooxkr Srwh?Two Mkn Ibtowxun.?Tho Eight eenth precinct police reports*! tlio sinking nf tho nchooaor Goo. F. Brown, while at anchor In tho East rivor, oppo site tho foot of Twenty thiril Htreot, with the !osb of two lives. Tho vessel, it appears, was loaded with coal from Elizabethport, N. J., and was left In charge of two deck ham's, named William Smith and Andrew Johnson. The captain, who wan ashore at the timo of the accident, sap poses that the schooner sprang aleak and went down la the nighttime, while the hands were asleep. Efforts will be made to raise the vessel and recover tho bodies of the sailors. Smzi KK of a Lot ok Pimcriwiox Cakb.?A case contain* irg 1,000 (HM) percussion caps was seized at the store No 180 Broadway, on Saturday evening, by the detective l?i||' 0. It was siippotied that theexplosivo material wu de lined for some rebel port, but tho owners of the pro|ierty aver that the cape were intended for the Havana market. The package was detained at th'i police head quarters until the matter should be more l ully explained. Tiik M' NUm-h OnsBytiKs.?The committee appointed to make (he necessary arrangements for sending the re mains of tho lamented Irish patriot, Terence lielleir McManim, to Ireland, held a infecting yesterday morning at No. AContre street, Mr. John O'.Mahoney In the chair. Colonel T. K. McaglHT reported that he had wailed on the Most l<ev. Archbishop, with a view to inviting him to lak' part in iho Mineral procession, and also to cnnanlt Willi liim relative to 'lie feasibility of sending it Catholio priest to Ireland with tho remains. The Archbishop de clined the invitation, on the ground that it w,is contrary to one of tho rules which ho had adopted for his guidance in hiicIi cases. As to ending a priest with tho remain*, lie expressed himsuJI as ri'grettlng that no opi>ortun!ty ofterei Itaclf lor comply ion with that request. Messrs. Michael Iiohoti.v, I'. .1. <> Keilly, Michael <'?vanagh, John Ha. age. I'runci' Maguiro and < aplain Whel|i!ey were elecU eil members ol a committee to acc< mi any the renwlut 10 Ireland. Another meeting will bo held l<o day at No. 0 Centre street. Tiik Forain Rr?:mr>T (Fikst Scott Lint Guard) ? At 11 lato hour last night the excellent baud of the First S'ott Life Guard, Fourth New York Volunteers, Col. Tat lor,v. 1 cli bad just returned from Washington, gava 11 >11 line serenade. The party wan in a stag" drawn by si^ while boises. and after discoursing a number of p ari olic airs, embli'matic of the spirit which animates this ? ? iii.cni, twol. ih i- dcpaiture with a final three cheers for tho Nkw York IIkralo. I.KfTt i:im in Aji> ov tub New York Kkc.imkww A course of eight lectures in aid of New York regiments w ill he eontmenced this evening at Irving Hall, to procurs mmiy necessaries'not provided for by tho government, openiiyr ieeture will be delivered by Kdwin P. Whip* pie. ot 1 lost on. The subject, "Grit," is very suggestive, .indwi hopt that our citln ns will display onthisocca - "ii that liberality for which they are proverbial. The He v. II. W. Ileecher, I'r. .1. (J. Holland, Hon. J. W. Form \ . I . II. ''ha pin, and others, will follow Mr. Whipple, due iioih . of which will bo given. The tickets are twen ty live cent*. Tin;' Rowth or fornix tx rar North.?A most Interest ing Vcinro.will be delivered this evening, at tho Cooper In-lit'ite, by Mr Kendall, on the new discovery that 1 otton ran be successfully and profitably culttvalod in tho Sinus of the North?a fact which becomes highly imior laiit in these exciting limes, when that saucy southern I Kinu fotti ii, i? becoming so contumacious and thn aiei'ing. The lecturer will endeavor to establish tho certain y of the points that iho Chilean tree cotton, ijntsyjiinm Adxjiium, can. not only be i*rown in tho North extensively, but that iho initial step towards its culture 111 localities not very remote from this city, have already been taken. The subjr. 1 ought to attract universal atteu tion. Affairs at thv City Inthitoii's Omen.?'olonel Daniel E. Italaviin coutlnues to conduct (be management of hi? will) marked energy and determination. .VnisiuH ' " arc i>r<-inpt1y abated every weefc, and every, precaution taken to preserve the health of the city. IturiBR la"-'t week tli- follow in? work waa performed in I lie .-'auttory Department. which I? directed hy Su|M'rin tendeiitThomas N.t'arr. Nuisances abated, 124; Kinks ? leaned. 117 night removed,.1!^ loads; dead horses, cow . dogs. He., removed. 2fti. oll'al removed, 1,050 bar rels; unsound meat seiacd, 4.7SO lbs. I.APiitK' K*li: M'R mi On i:ni ov ANjrt xi UTW.v?A chaiily of III" above d?s.?iiption has been opeuod In Man, battastitlo. for ti e b>iielit of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation. The *' place in tho school roote of the church, and n<; there is a largo and wealthy <vi Ifo com* unity in Um ?> icinity of HututUUTWo, <6 i* hoped thill Father l!ri<n, ibe v. thy pa-tur, will ob tain a handsome sum by the > liarity. Nkw York Homohh'athic Mkoical t'>>Li.e<iF.?The Intro-, ductory address for the second ann ul session of tho. Vow York llomicoijuihii Medical College, will be d?-livcroi^ bis eveniri:.. hy Professor Smith, at the ? in diiiif, Wo. il? Kant Twanttethrtreet,cotmi ol Third ?v ut> V crowded and intcll1'.: nt, audience rnsy be exj ? (ted. Mimtk Ot'NS, iu honor of the late Oono;al Gibson, Chief of the Commissary department, I'nited States Aimy, warn llred ye?i. rday inclining a' Governor's Inland, un receipt of the olli.iai announcement of tho death of thai distinguished oti.i or. lb 'tHM/NV in IttiooKi.v.v -To night the prestidigiUiteur and Madame llerrrontm w Id app- ar for the last tune but on- in Brooklyn. The Ka aheet pre.-entod yesterday in dications ot a crowded house. Wti.Lt' Vs Thkatkk.?Tbe new spectacular drama, ?> The Kill.' of the .Mountains." on which so much prepa ration ha? been bestow.d ? 1 bo brought out this eve ning at this llllllMlllHl The scene la laid In Greece, and "lime of the tabb air a e aid to hoof gioat beauty. Tho ?a-twill Mr letter Walla-k, Mr Hlake, Mr. ( ||, r, il' lli? v Mrs Venn n, SJi?s iioiu l<iues, Ac.

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